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Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices

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Does reading online or in digital format negatively impact comprehension?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:58 PM

Interesting stuff. 

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Literacy and digital devices

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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 future of the tablet is the PC - CNET

The future of the tablet is the PC - CNET | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
As the tablet market slows, mobile computing is gravitating toward devices that can convert from a tablet to a laptop and back again.
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Exactly why we chose to go with a 2-in-1 device, laptop/tablet all rolled into one unit- Lenovo Yoga 11e

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Podcasts You Should Listen To–Teaching and Technology

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With podcasts gaining in popularity, more and more of them can be used as great education resources for classrooms. See which are our favorites.

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How Strong is Your PD Kung Fu?

How Strong is Your PD Kung Fu? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Consider PD sessions as opportunities to build your toolkit, focus on topics critical to your needs, and use these events to network as well as learn.
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PD, PD, PD....yep....

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What does it mean to have your whole middle-school curriculum designed around games? - The Hechinger Report

What does it mean to have your whole middle-school curriculum designed around games? - The Hechinger Report | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — One morning, just before classes at New York City’s Quest to Learn Middle School broke for lunch, Etai Kurtzman found himself transformed into a lemon tree. It was a warm day in late April, and his chatty sixth-grade class had been corralled from a narrow hallway into a classroom at the end …
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Google Forms: Hide the Timestamp

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Google Forms automatically collects the time stamp of every entry. This is great except when you're actually looking at the data a lot of times the timestamp just takes up space. I usually want stu...

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Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice - User Generated Learning @JackieGerstein

Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice - User Generated Learning @JackieGerstein | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The underlying theme of all of my ideas, of all of my blog posts is about setting up the conditions where learners’ choice and voice flourish.  I have come to believe that the only real education is one that fully embraces learner choice and voice. All instructional practices in this era of learning should revolve around learner choice and voice:

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Whitepaper: ASD Students Find Their Voices

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Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

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From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

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8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News

8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Innovation is a trait that I desperately want to instill in my students, and many teachers I talk to seem to share that goal. In the current climate of high stakes testing, state standards, and prescribed learning outcomes, it can be incredibly difficult to foster an atmosphere of innovation and creativity that inspires students. But rest assured, it is possible.

Here, I outline eight basic principles for the “Innovative Classroom,” around which I designed a middle school course called Physical Computing. Some of the projects and tools are specific to that course, but I think the fundamental ideas could be applied to almost any course at any level.

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Blended Learning Leaders Are Over the Honeymoon—and Rolling Up Their Sleeves

Blended Learning Leaders Are Over the Honeymoon—and Rolling Up Their Sleeves | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
This summer, I spoke to leaders at six public charter school networks who are now wily veterans in the art of blending teacher-led instruction with online learning--also known as “blended learning”. Their titles range from Innovation Manager to Director of Individualized Learning, meaning they work

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 12, 12:59 AM

Harvard researcher Thomas Kane, is now organizing a broader network of schools, both district and charter, to compare students’ use of edtech products against independent assessment data, using a similar approach as KIPP Bay Area and DC Prep. 

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Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons

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Zaption provides free interactive video tools and ready-to-use video lessons to engage learners. Our video platform is perfect for K-12, higher ed & training.

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Why Online Collaboration Is The Solution To Your Learning Team's Efficiency Problem

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Want to know how to improve your Learning and Development team’s efficiency? Check why Online Collaboration is the ultimate solution.

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Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, July 29, 11:39 AM

I really like this analogy and think that it makes the concept of formative assessment easy to understand for those who are still a little unclear. 

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Google Classroom Adds New Features -- THE Journal

Teachers can now use Classroom to initiate question-driven discussions and to reuse assignments, announcements or questions from previous classes.
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Three-Quarters of Students Say More Tech Would Improve Their Learning -- Campus Technology

Nearly six in 10 students would feel more comfortable being in a digital class than an in-person class and almost three-quarters report that they'd do better in their courses if only their instructors would use more technology, according to new research sponsored by VitalSource.
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How much homework is too much?

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The nation's youngest students are doing three times as much homework as is recommended. How are schools addressing homework overload?
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UTRGV News: Graduates discover ways to enhance learning with online Education Technology degree

UTRGV News: Graduates discover ways to enhance learning with online Education Technology degree | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

""An online Master of Education in Educational Technology degree that was developed at The University of Texas at Brownsville will continue to be offered through the College of Education at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.""


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, August 10, 3:09 PM

Correction: Michael Sullivan and Badrul Khan were responsible for the initial development of the program and getting it online. Rene Corbeil, Sam Pan and Maria Elena Corbeil are continuing to build upon their work.

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3 Ways Monsters and Minecraft Can Drive Great Teaching and Learning @coolcatteacher

3 Ways Monsters and Minecraft Can Drive Great Teaching and Learning @coolcatteacher | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
In this episode, Minecraft EDU creator Joel Levin talks with Vicki about Minecraft in schools. Want your school to use Minecraft? This is THE episode to share! Get those kids excited about learning! You can use Minecraft!

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 11, 8:27 PM

Minecraft is great in Humanities and Social Sciences. I am not often a player so my skills are poor. This is a site that can help

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CAMELOT

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EU funded CAMELOT Project (2013-2015)

CAMELOT aims to promote the role of video production in language teacher training by using machinima to empower  language learning through the use of user-generated video content.

Plenty of resurces and ref. to network.

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EU funded CAMELOT Project (2013-2015)

CAMELOT aims to promote the role of video production in language teacher training by using machinima to empower  language learning through the use of user-generated video content.

Plenty of resurces and ref. to network.

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Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

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MS should be ‘ashamed of itself’ says El Reg reader

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Flipping for New Chromebook for Today’s Classrooms

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A Step by Step Guide to Communicating Your Blended Learning Goals (EdSurge News)

A Step by Step Guide to Communicating Your Blended Learning Goals (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Devices? Check. Software? Check. Communications Plan? Whoops.
Communications planning? Not so much, and not enough.Like many of you, I make the rounds of edtech conferences looking for golden nuggets of wisdom about how to successfully implement blended learning in schools. I hunt for case studies,
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Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier

Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

In Simple Mode, all the little design details take a back seat while the main functionality stars front and center. We simply took the awesome PowToon platform, that you know and love, and added a punch of awesomeness Bam! so that your experience is cleaner, faster and more focused. And, who doesn’t like a nice clean space to work from!?


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You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 8, 3:38 PM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Charlotte L Weitze's curator insight, August 11, 4:42 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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Factual Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

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What eLearning Professionals should know about Factual Questions? Check the Types of Factual Questions and 5 Tips To Use Factual Questions.

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додати ваше розуміння ...

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TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry

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Free Educational Technology: TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers.
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Timelines galore...

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