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Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
This simple yet powerful technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying.

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Looking to set up my Edmodo account with my students. This will make an interesting way to get students to respond more academically.
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Mark Rollins's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:14 PM

A simple teaching technique that helps students learn; now there’s something few teachers would pass up! This particular technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying. They analyze, reflect, relate, and question via these four prompts:

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Gives you a simple 4-step process on how to structure a discussion post.  

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:52 AM

Teachers can make good use of these prompts to start the discussion online.

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Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
This simple yet powerful technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Looking to set up my Edmodo account with my students. This will make an interesting way to get students to respond more academically.
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Mark Rollins's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:14 PM

A simple teaching technique that helps students learn; now there’s something few teachers would pass up! This particular technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying. They analyze, reflect, relate, and question via these four prompts:

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 28, 2013 7:47 PM

Gives you a simple 4-step process on how to structure a discussion post.  

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:52 AM

Teachers can make good use of these prompts to start the discussion online.

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Embedding your prezis - quick guide

Embedding your prezis - quick guide | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it

You can embed prezis to tons of different places with the help of just a simple piece of HTML code.


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This will be very helpful as we work on our blogs this summer and fall.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 30, 2013 1:42 PM

PUT your prezis in any social media networdk

Sabrinaferre's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:57 AM

Embedding your prezis

Sandra Yeadon's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:09 PM

For you Prezi people out there ;-)

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Nelson Mandela’s Legend: 7 Leadership Lessons

Nelson Mandela’s Legend: 7 Leadership Lessons | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
We’re all aware that Nelson Mandela is critically ill in hospital and close to his passing. It seems a shame we always wait until the inspirational icons are no longer with us, before we start

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Going to use this with my Leadership class in the fall!

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Anita's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:20 AM

What you can learn from him - is vast.

Larry Davies's curator insight, June 25, 2013 4:44 PM

Salient lessons.

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Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template

Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
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easy to use templates for powerpoint!

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11 Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad

11 Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it

Mind mapping is a method that works for quite a lot of people. Brain storming, idea mapping, thought generation, think tanks – call it what you will. Traditionally done on large pieces of paper, why not use your iPad to create mind maps? You could use these for your own purposes, or “convert” those large flip charts into a smaller, digital version.


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Want to look at this more closely as a tool for my students.

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Daniela Ayala's curator insight, May 31, 2013 5:45 AM

Mind mapping for Ipad

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:43 PM

Great!

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:06 PM

Many are not free apps

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iTeach: The best 1:1 device is good teaching

iTeach: The best 1:1 device is good teaching | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it

The best device a school can roll out is a teacher who can adapt to new and emerging technologies, does not always require formal training for learning and staying current, and is not tethered to a product in order to teach.


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I am really feeling this as my iPods are already becoming obsolete. How do we use tech to create producers, not just consumers? Does it make a better reader or writer? That is what I ponder when I look at a new device or app.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 26, 2013 10:19 PM

Yes yes yes!  Why do many teacher-librarians persist in demanding that their PD always take place during school hours? If you want to develop YOURSELF professionally, shouldn't you be taking every opportunity you can afford? If you can read a tabloid in your own time, you can find time to read a professional journal too - simple things can make a huge difference! Manage your own professional development, don't expect your school or your union to do it for you! Good teachers and librarians are learning all the time, and sharing their learning - with colleagues and with students.

Sue Osborne's comment, May 26, 2013 10:23 PM
I love the comments about professional development not always being done in school hours. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing. Period.
Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 19, 2013 11:09 AM

Teachers are the rock stars in the class room...but great rock stars need instruments to create music.

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential?

INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

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Going to share with students, look at the growth of pinterest for example, wow! And 1 billion on Facebook?? Crazy!

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Jenna Chiew Kai Yi's curator insight, March 2, 2013 11:20 PM

Synopsis: 

This article pertains to the issue of how social networking sites like Facebook & Twitter have such great impact on the 21st Century that we're living in. This article also presents the positive aspects of such influence such as diminishing distance and facillitating effective communtication. 

 

Commentary:

As cliche as this may sound, I do subscribe to the notion that social media is a double edged sword. While it could be used to compliment business transactions and strengthen relationships, it could also bring about adverse impacts. With social media, it is inevitable that some users would abuse it by viewing inappropriate sites. Social media could also encourage the act of cyber bullying, which would cause emotional stress to some Internet users. 

However, to say that social media is entirely wrong and vile is a biased and hypocritical statement since we ourselves use and frequent them. The pivotal issue is that people of the 21st Century must exercise self responsibility and be cautious of their online conduct. This way, Social Media would be able to achieve it's noble aim of integrating the human race.

Joseph Pomponio's curator insight, March 3, 2013 5:08 AM

A very remarkable chart.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 3, 2013 12:41 PM

How true.

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Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters?

Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters? | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it

NerdStalker:  "We came across a great game recently that recaptures your creativity in writing and gamifies it."


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Going to use this with my 8th graders as a writing warm up activity. Many of my students get frustrated writing longer pieces, this will be a way to write short meaningful text in a game format. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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Angela Antle's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:52 AM

Great writing 'game' for kids!....er, and others

Parker Donat's comment, February 18, 2013 5:01 PM
Cool idea using transmedia.
Parker Donat's curator insight, February 18, 2013 5:03 PM

Super cool trandsmedia story idea that involves getting kids to tell stories in a gamafied way through an app. I'm sure kids will get creative with this. 

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A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Edutopia | Diigo

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Going to print these off for my parents, great ideas and discussion topics.

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365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources | Sparky Teaching

365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources | Sparky Teaching | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
365 things to make you go
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Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Search Tool

Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Search Tool | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
Boolify provides learners with a manipulative mental model for Boolean Search contruction. It can be used to teach and learn Boolean in a variety of settings.
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Incorporating Depth and Complexity Icons Into Gifted Lessons

Incorporating Depth and Complexity Icons Into Gifted Lessons | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
New to teaching gifted students? Find resources about Sandra Kaplan's elements of depth and complexity and download smaller icons.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 25, 2013 6:51 PM

"Each of these eleven tools are considered essential elements one needs to master a subject. For example, chemists need to understand the language of a chemist, the different points of view of in chemistry, the rules that govern chemistry, the ethical decisions chemists face, etc. Likewise, a master of chess would be an expert in the language of chess, the patterns of chess games, the rules to follow, and the way the game has changed over time.

When students think using these tools, they learn to approach subjects from the point of view of an expert."

 

I suspect these concepts will work with all students......thoughts?

Katie Frank's curator insight, January 28, 2013 2:18 PM

I have incorporated depth and complexity icons and I'd love to do it more.  

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MIND MAPPING IN THE CLASSROOM

MIND MAPPING IN THE CLASSROOM | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it

How do I introduce mind maps to my class and school?
Mind mapping can be used for all levels of education and it is a great tool for both teachers and students alike. School's that implement technology such as this encourages the sharing of ideas between teachers, classes and grade levels providing a more rounded education...

http://www.scoop.it/t/classemapping


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 21, 2013 2:12 PM

Helpful tips for using mind mapping in class. The post explains what mind mapping is and gives suggestions what you can use mind maps for. The author lists benefits of using this technique in teaching.

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, January 22, 2013 12:24 PM

Love Mind Mapping!

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Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
This simple yet powerful technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 28, 2013 7:47 PM

Gives you a simple 4-step process on how to structure a discussion post.  

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:52 AM

Teachers can make good use of these prompts to start the discussion online.

Janet Ilko's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:58 PM
Looking to set up my Edmodo account with my students. This will make an interesting way to get students to respond more academically.
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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills - Education Week News

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills
Education Week News
In November 2012, the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project released a study that surveyed 2,067 Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers.

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Very interesting ideas on how and why teaching students to analyze internet resources is so important.

 

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TED Blog: Further reading on ideas worth spreading

TED Blog: Further reading on ideas worth spreading | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
The TED Blog shares interesting news about TED, TEDTalks video, the TED Prize and more.

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FIguring out how to use TED talks in class next year, this looks helpful.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:45 PM

 

If You don't read this and watch the videos, then YOU are NOT interested in Education ;)

Gust MEES's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:48 PM

 

If You don't read this and watch the videos, then YOU are NOT interested in Education ;)


Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:34 PM
TED Blog: Further reading on ideas worth spreading
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Free PowerPoint Templates

Free PowerPoint Templates | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it

Download Free PowerPoint Templates and backgrounds for your presentations. This is a free collection of themes for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 that you can download to make better presentations with unique styles and effects.


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Going to use these for my end of the year presentation to the school board! Quick and easy.

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Shirley Blowers's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:46 PM

Free PowerPoint Templates and backgrounds

Ester Álvarez's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:32 AM

Descarga plantillas gratis para las presentaciones power point y dales un aspecto novedoso y más profesional.

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, July 7, 2013 2:12 PM

Good collection!

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5 killer ways to open up your next presentation

Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention? You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not

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Just posted this on my student webpage to help students as we write our promotion speeches.

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malek's comment, June 1, 2013 4:09 PM
True, it's all about grasping attention
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:14 AM

This is to the point.

 

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:48 AM

Dit zijn echt hele goede tips, voorzien van een overtuigende redenatie, om (nog) beter te presenteren.

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The Truth About Kids And Social Media

The Truth About Kids And Social Media | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it

Amy Jo Martin:  "According to a recent study, 78% of parents helped create their children’s Facebook pages, and 7.5 million users are under the age of 13. The way your kids use social today will shape their future. It's time for everyone to get educated on how--and how not--to live online."


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I want to use quotes from this article for the parent component of our digital summer program.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:25 AM

Building brands is a lot like leaving legacies. What does it mean? Do we have the luxury of thinking we have that much control or will there be features that allow us to be dishonest with brand building?

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:57 AM

Boy are these kids going to be mad at their parents by the time they're 20-somethings...  "Why didn't you protect us?"  they will ask.  "Because we didn't know better," their parents will say. 

 

Putting a kid on the internet without knowing anything about how cookies and cache and logins and TOSs work is like handing them a handgun or putting them behind the wheel of a running car and then leaving.

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Pic Collage for iPad/iPhone and Android

Pic Collage for iPad/iPhone and Android | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
PicCollage is the most popular mobile collage app for iOS and Android.

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I love using this app, made some great photo collages with my students. Selecting and combining images around a theme. Cool stuff!

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Katie Frank's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:28 AM

Ease of use is the strength of this app.  It makes putting together a collage and sharing a snap.

Robin Nelson's comment, May 15, 2013 1:48 AM
that's so cool. It would be nice to have electronic photo album and have that collage in it.
Thanh Minh's curator insight, January 19, 9:28 AM

http://www.vngameviet.com/2014/01/thoi-trang-theo-phong-cach-nguoi-rung.html

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Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters?

Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters? | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it

NerdStalker:  "We came across a great game recently that recaptures your creativity in writing and gamifies it."


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Just downloaded this free app, I am thinking of using this with my 8th grade reluctant writers. This is a tech version of build a story activity, but gamified. Seems like a great warm up writing activity or a way to build that concept of story structure in a small space. 

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Angela Antle's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:52 AM

Great writing 'game' for kids!....er, and others

Parker Donat's comment, February 18, 2013 5:01 PM
Cool idea using transmedia.
Parker Donat's curator insight, February 18, 2013 5:03 PM

Super cool trandsmedia story idea that involves getting kids to tell stories in a gamafied way through an app. I'm sure kids will get creative with this. 

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How To Get Stuff Done. Period.

How To Get Stuff Done. Period. | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
When it comes to goal setting and motivation, there are a couple of schools of thought:

You should set big, ambitious, audacious goals ... ones that challenge you and inspire you
You should set small, easy, minimum targets ...

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Anita's curator insight, February 1, 2013 2:58 PM

Big vision and series of tiny targets.

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called "Why Kids Can't Search".
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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Be A Good Digital Citizen

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Be A Good Digital Citizen | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it
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Check out the powerful video on this site!

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How to Create 3M Post It Images using PowerPoint 2010

How to Create 3M Post It Images using PowerPoint 2010 | Digital Writing in The Middle: Teaching and Learning Together | Scoop.it

Post its were designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces but nowadays this concept has been spread among many different sectors, topics and interests. In computers and IT, post its can also be represented as images and using shapes in PowerPoint is a good way to represent post it in a slide and then save them as picture.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 22, 2013 3:50 PM

An easy and effective way to use your favourite sticky notes - in presentations!

Sort your information, organize your content, bring order to your slides.