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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.

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Interesting write up...I know my handwriting is much, much worse...but I think I'm faster in terms of communication via typing versus "handwriting..."

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Marinhos's curator insight, June 8, 2014 7:08 AM

Aorender a velha arte do manuscrito. Esse é um dos primeiros argumentos que muitos lançam mão para condenar o uso de computadores na Educação Básica . 

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, June 8, 2014 8:34 AM

it's a good question!!

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Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools

Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
At the Shelby County district building on Wednesday, school board members were digging deep into 10th grade English language arts—and […]
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Battling Decision Fatigue

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When you’re teaching reading, focusing on these three questions can help you conserve your mental energy.
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25 Focus Areas For Implementing Personalized Learning

25 Focus Areas For Implementing Personalized Learning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Our new white paper on personalized learning implementation framework with 25 focus areas, and success stories from school districts across the nation.
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Civil Rights: How Pictures Changed America

Civil Rights: How Pictures Changed America | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
If your students think a photo can’t change history, have them think again, drawing on this resource-rich article from media literacy expert Frank W. Baker.
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New teachers need a master’s support

New teachers need a master’s support | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
David Krulwich, principal of the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, says new teachers are too often left to fend for themselves, without the benefit of an artisan-apprentice relationship.
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4 Tips For Improving Online Course Design With Learning Analytics - eLearning Industry

4 Tips For Improving Online Course Design With Learning Analytics - eLearning Industry | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Want to know how learning analytics help you improve your online course design? Check 4 ways for Improving Online Course Design With Learning Analytics.
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34 Digital Transition Sustainability Tips: Part II

34 Digital Transition Sustainability Tips: Part II | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Last week we shared the opening story and the first “tip” for school sustainability. Here is part two of that story, excerpted from the latest Special Report. Here we present research and context for
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Sharing Your Best Work With Other Teachers

Sharing Your Best Work With Other Teachers | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Eight ways you can share lessons or other great ideas with fellow teachers everywhere.
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Why you should include simulations in your STEM lessons

Why you should include simulations in your STEM lessons | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Physics teacher discusses 6 reasons why simulations take STEM learning to the next level.
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When It Comes to School Wide Changes, Teachers Need Scaffolds Too (EdSurge News)

When It Comes to School Wide Changes, Teachers Need Scaffolds Too (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

The times they are a'changing—and the folks at 
Alpha Public Schools refuse to be left behind. That's why last year, in an attempt to accelerate personalized learning, we mandated every middle school teacher implement a station rotation model for the first time. In the stations, students work o
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Groundbreaking Research + Canvas Features=Improved Student Achievement | blog.canvaslms.com

Groundbreaking Research + Canvas Features=Improved Student Achievement | blog.canvaslms.com | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The evidence-based activities that impact learning.
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Top 10 Best Online Video Editors for Video Editing Online

Top 10 Best Online Video Editors for Video Editing Online | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
This article list the best 10 online video editor for your reference. Use the best online video editing software to edit and retouch your videos.
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Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology? - EdSurge News

Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology? - EdSurge News | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

This week, a software engineer at Google was fired for writing a widely-derided internal
memo, critiquing the company’s diversity efforts fo
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How to Build a Successful Blended Learning Model -- THE Journal

How to Build a Successful Blended Learning Model -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
An assistant superintendent for the Edison Township Public School District in Edison, NJ shares four steps for implementing and using a successful blended learning model.
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Code.org takes computer science into middle schools

Code.org takes computer science into middle schools | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Seattle nonprofit Code.org is bringing computer science education to 800 more classrooms – and this time, it’s geared toward middle schoolers.
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Google Earth comes to the classroom with new educational tours and lesson plans

Google Earth comes to the classroom with new educational tours and lesson plans | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
In April, Google introduced a revamped, reimagined version of Google Earth, which included a number of new features that go beyond visualizing the planet..
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How to Kindly Correct Your Students When They’re Dead Wrong

How to Kindly Correct Your Students When They’re Dead Wrong | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Every student comes to class with preconceived notions. Sometimes, information they have gathered from parents, friends, or the internet is correct—and sometimes it is not. When a student says somethi
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34 Digital Transition Sustainability Tips

34 Digital Transition Sustainability Tips | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The issue of school sustainability for our purposes here means remaining relevant, not simply being “green” even though the two concepts can overlap. During our national Digital Curriculum Sustainabil
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Digital Literacy Training Improves Mobile Learning Outcomes

Digital Literacy Training Improves Mobile Learning Outcomes | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Even digital natives need support when it comes to using educational technologies effectively.
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Systems change depends on us

What happens when we as educators bravely tackle inequity?  What possibilities get created when we don’t look for someone to blame -- be it the children, their families, our colleagues, the system? What if instead, we grappled with our own beliefs and practices and if they interrupt or reinforce racism, sexism and xenophobia in our schools and classrooms? A lot.
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Modern classroom collaboration with Office 365 for Education - Office Blogs

Modern classroom collaboration with Office 365 for Education - Office Blogs | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
At Microsoft, we believe education unlocks potential and technology can play a decisive role in helping the students of today create the world of tomorrow. Today, we’re announcing new strategic investments in education, including exciting new innovations in Office 365 for Education and a preview of Office in the Microsoft Store for Education.
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Canvas Partners with Knovation to Bring Free Digital Content and OER to K-12 Classrooms | Knovation

Canvas Partners with Knovation to Bring Free Digital Content and OER to K-12 Classrooms | Knovation | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Partnership pairs OER and LMS services to provide educators with optimal, time-saving resources for diverse learners
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UW study: Exposure to computers, robots boost STEM interest in young girls

UW study: Exposure to computers, robots boost STEM interest in young girls | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Confidence and laughter for one little girl who just learned how to program a robot. It goes against the long-held stereotype that girls wouldn't be interested in robotics, but a new University of Washington study proves that wrong. 
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Education in ABCs and density

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Preschool math performance predicts future academic achievement more consistently than reading or attention skills, according to new research from New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.
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