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Photography for Kids: Activities They Can Do! - Click it Up a Notch

Photography for Kids: Activities They Can Do! - Click it Up a Notch | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
It's never too early to teach your kids about photography. Use these photography for kids activities to help teach your young photographer.
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This is great! Just because your kids know how to snap a pic/selfie doesn't mean they know how to "take a picture" to successfully capture those moments, teacher them early, build that foundation that will last a life time!

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Just some really cool Instructional Technology related stuff I found on the "Internets" for my fellow, like minded- nerdy Educators out there!
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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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The Ultimate Guide to Note Taking in Class - Infographic

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The Ultimate Guide to Note Taking in Class Infographic lists some of the ways that can help students take better notes in class.

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Three strategies for effective note-taking with examples, pros and cons, and tips

Michael Westwood's curator insight, April 23, 5:37 PM

The "Pen vs. Keyboard" seems a bit questionable, but otherwise a potentially useful way to introduce this topic to students.

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Typing Comfortably on the iPad  | iPad Insight

Typing Comfortably on the iPad  | iPad Insight | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
One of my ongoing missions, despite all of the lovely hardware keyboards available, is to find a way to write comfortably for longer periods of time on the iPad. I’m actually surprised there aren’t more articles out there that acknowledge that the iPad isn’t really a very ergonomic setup for touch typing. I can’t be the only one suffering from occasional pins and needles, or soreness from typing for too long at the tablet.

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I have a hard time typing "comfortably" on the iPad...

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Create Innovative Schools

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Microsoft works with schools to help them envision how their school can be innovative and integrate technology to ensure students are prepared for college and the workforce.
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Favorite Architectural Cutout and Texture Resources | Visualizing Architecture

Favorite Architectural Cutout and Texture Resources | Visualizing Architecture | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

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Find yourself needing more realistic background characters? These sources tend to have less of the overly cheerful stock photo people. (My learners tend to relate more to worried and tired people.)

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Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets

Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

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Chalk Talk: Chris Barbic on leading Tennessee's Achievement School District and its daunting turnaround task

Chalk Talk: Chris Barbic on leading Tennessee's Achievement School District and its daunting turnaround task | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
In an interview with Chalkbeat, the leader of the state's school turnaround district talks about the challenging work of changing the trajectory for struggling schools and the lessons he's learned ...
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Feedback for Thinking: Working for the Answer

Feedback for Thinking: Working for the Answer | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Instead of helping students by giving them the answers, encourage them to think independently by supplementing your modeling with questions, prompts, and cues.
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Interesting read on types of "feedback" for students...

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Google Forms: Quick Start Guide - TeacherTech @alicekeeler

Google Forms: Quick Start Guide  - TeacherTech @alicekeeler | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Quick guide to getting started with using Google Forms.

Please feel free to utilize this resource with students and teachers in trainings on Google Forms. Please do not republish this graphic to your blog."


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DIY Dad & Mom: Raise Your Kid to Be a Tinkerer with Cool Home Projects - MakeUseOf.com

DIY Dad & Mom: Raise Your Kid to Be a Tinkerer with Cool Home Projects - MakeUseOf.com | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The renaissance of self-reliance has brought about such things as a flood of creative ideas on Pinterest, Arduino projects, popular YouTube DIY Channels, and the Raspberry Pi movement. But why should grown-ups have all the fun?
Kids are born into technology, so why not include them in the experience? Teach them to fix and create things and you teach them to take control of their world.

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The ability and confidence to tinker is a valuable life commodity.

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Technology Club ideas?
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7 Things You Should Know About Universal Design for Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Universal Design for Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Abstract: 


Universal Design for Learning is a framework for the design of materials and instructional methods that are usable by a wide range of students. One aim of UDL is to provide full access to students with special needs, but it offers significant affordances for all students, allowing them to benefit from learning presented through multiple sensory avenues and a variety of conceptual frameworks. Early research about the influence of UDL is positive, showing that it improves engagement and performance among all students.

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues."


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why re-invent or create what exists?

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Rube Goldberg : Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

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"Do you have what it takes to turn Rube Goldberg’s humorous comics and cartoons into elaborate and incredible machines?

Developed by Electric Eggplant in partnership with Kalani Games and the Heirs of Rube Goldberg, Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game is the first officially licensed Rube Goldberg game."


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Research: Video Gamers Learn Visual Activities Faster -- THE Journal

Research: Video Gamers Learn Visual Activities Faster -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Score one for gamers. An experiment at Brown University has found a correlation between people who frequently play video games and their ability to retain learning about two quickly learned visual activities.
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Vindicated!

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Charter Operators Pull Back From Memphis Turnaround Effort

Charter Operators Pull Back From Memphis Turnaround Effort | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Three national charter networks have recently scaled back plans to take over failing schools in the district, underscoring the challenges for turnaround efforts.
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Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: Can You Tell The Difference?

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Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: How To Integrate Them Into Your eLearning Course. Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: Can You Tell The Difference?

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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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Sammamish High School—six months of OneNote Class Notebooks - Office Blogs

Sammamish High School—six months of OneNote Class Notebooks - Office Blogs | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Sammamish High School is a public, neighborhood high school serving 950 students in a diverse suburb of Seattle. Students come from 53 different countries and speak 42 different languages. On the second day of school we distributed laptops with digital ink capacity to all of our students. We’re now six months into using laptops and OneNote Class Notebooks.
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A Quick Guide To Questioning In The Classroom - TeachThought

A Quick Guide To Questioning In The Classroom - TeachThought | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Something we’ve become known for is our focus on thought, inquiry, and understanding, and questions are a big part of that. We’ve done questions that students should ask, parents should ask, students should and shouldn’t answer, questions that promote and stifle inquiry, question that reveal self-knowledge and wisdom, and more.

If the ultimate goal of education is for students to be able to effectively answer questions, then focusing on content and response strategies makes sense. If the ultimate goal of education is to teach students to think, then focusing on how we can help students ask better questions themselves might make sense, no?

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Ed tech must do more to ‘advance equity,’ U.S. Secretary of Education says - The Hechinger Report

Ed tech must do more to ‘advance equity,’ U.S. Secretary of Education says - The Hechinger Report | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona—The U.S. Department of Education unveiled a new education technology developer’s guide Tuesday during the annual ASU+GSV Summit conference here. In remarks at the conference, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged developers to consider the needs of disadvantaged students, so that they are not left behind as more schools adopt new tools that …
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Virtual students give lessons in classroom management to prospective teachers

Virtual students give lessons in classroom management to prospective teachers | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Some education schools are relying on avatars in virtual classrooms to show those studying to become teachers what it’s like in a real-world classroom and how to handle disruptive students.
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InspirED

InspirED | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Thoughts, reflections, and inspirations on teaching, learning, and living.
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Great blog site from a SuperTeacher! Gold Star Mr. France!

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Download millions of FREE vectors, photos and PSD

Download millions of FREE vectors, photos and PSD | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Download thousands of FREE vectors, stock photos, HD photos and PSD

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Download thousands of FREE vectors, stock photos, HD photos and PSD.


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Free Learning Website for Kids - Funbrain | iGameMom

Free Learning Website for Kids - Funbrain | iGameMom | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Funbrain is a free learning website for kids from preschool to middle school. It has math games, digital books, with grade and subject guides.

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Soon, Students May Learn to Code Instead of Taking French Class - BloombergBusiness

Soon, Students May Learn to Code Instead of Taking French Class - BloombergBusiness | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Parlez-vous Java? Sprechen Sie Python?


At least four states -- including Washington, home of Microsoft Corp. -- have either passed or considered measures that would delight high school students who have trouble rolling their r's. Rather than taking Spanish to satisfy their foreign language requirement, they could take a computer language. 


Chris Reykdal, a Washington state legislator, said many  students are more passionate about learning code than conjugating verbs. "I just don't like one size fits all,'' he said. "


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Online Safety: A Teacher’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy | Edudemic

Online Safety: A Teacher’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy | Edudemic | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Social media and text messages have blurred the lines between students’ school lives and private lives. While most schools take clear steps to protect students at school, more schools are beginning to consider the need to set policies that apply to students’ activities outside of school.

When it comes to questionable online activities like cyberbullying and sexting, kids sometimes feel pressured to follow the crowd. Teachers can play a crucial role in setting high expectations for online behavior. Schools can open conversations about online safety so that students learn to set personal boundaries and feel more comfortable reporting incidents like bullying and harassment.

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4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.
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