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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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Connected Educator 2013 Wrap-Up Events & Activities

Connected Educator 2013 Wrap-Up Events & Activities | Ed matters | Scoop.it
“ What We've Learned It's hard to believe we're already getting ready to wrap up--where has the time gone? Connected Educator Month has been a constant flow of learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting.”
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An Epic Mashup of Science and Hip Hop

An Epic Mashup of Science and Hip Hop | Ed matters | Scoop.it
“ Here's a great example of how to make learning culturally relevant and to tap into students' interests, as demonstrated by teachers at one Bronx school.”
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The Authoritative Map


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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:26 PM

In the Winnie the Pooh Movie Pooh's Grand Adventure, the character Rabbit has absolute confidence in the printed word and especially the map.

 

Questions to ponder:  How much do we trust any given map?  How much should we trust a map (or the printed word)?  What makes a document reliable or unreliable? 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 28, 2013 1:04 AM

The user is putting total trust in the map to get from A to B. How can we trust the map? What are the features of good infromation? A useful discussion-starter.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:38 AM

I think this video is a perfect example of todays modern soceity. Many people in this would today are exactly like rabbit, they believe everything they see without questioning its integrity. this has cause alot of problems in todays internet fueled world with anyone being able to post whatever they want and call it fact. This is where we need more people like Pooh who question everything. Pooh sees where he wants to go with his own eyes and can tell that rabbit is leading him the wrong way. This is relateable to so much in geography but to keep it simple ill compare it to Pythagoras proclaimed the earth was spherical. He question something everyone in the world took as a fact and nobody believed him because it was already stated that the world was flat. Just like pooh questioning the "offical map"

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Seven Tips for Better Classroom Management

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In my mind, the first and most basic obligation of a teacher is to see the beauty that exists within every student. Every child is infinitely precious. Period. When we start from this vantage point, classroom management -- and its flip side, student engagement -- comes more easily. It's an outgrowth of students feeling loved and respected.
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The Beginner's Guide To The iPad And iOS 7 - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To The iPad And iOS 7 - Edudemic | Ed matters | Scoop.it
“ In the following videos, I attempted to build a guide to the iPad that walks you through how the iPad works using the not-yet-available operating system iOS 7.”
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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math | Ed matters | Scoop.it
"With the rise of new trends such as a flipped classroom and whole brain teaching, there is an emphasis on getting students more actively involved in learning in the classroom. And whether or not you choose to fully embrace either of these methods, we can all agree that we want students participating as much as possible. When students are actively participating, they are learning. In math classes we typically involve students in the problem-solving side, but we don’t often expect them to provide explanations."
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Creative Commons Resources for Classroom Teachers

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“ If your students are using images, video, or music in the final products that they are producing for your class, then it is INCREDIBLY important that you introduce them to the Creative Commons -- a...”
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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | Ed matters | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Possible ESL tool

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:47 AM

Interesting idea - this could be useful in EFL teaching or just for people who are reading in English as a second language and need a bit of help.

 

I tried it on the Adobe Connect website to see if it would demystify some of the 'Marketese' though, and it didn't help much! A sentence such as 'Powering mission-critical web conferencing solutions, end-to-end, on virtually any device' is full of everyday words which are being used in an unnecessarily obscure way. Which is why I'm in favour of simply writing in plain English (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_english).

 

On that subject, I recently discovered the absolutely wonderful Simple English Wikipedia (http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), which does just that.

 

ytchquelia cargill's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:37 PM

This website is made for children that have a hard time understanding a word or sentence in the English language. By breaking down a word or difficult sentence into word that the child will be able to know.

 

Info: Rewordify.com

Mikev Techpage's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:49 PM

Structure

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6 Open Educational Resources - Edutopia

6 Open Educational Resources - Edutopia | Ed matters | Scoop.it
"There's a subtle but steady shift happening in classrooms across the nation. More and more, schools are seeking efficient, cost-effective alternatives to using paper and supporting over-priced textbook companies. One way is by supporting technology in schools. Schools are seeking ways to upgrade and sustain wireless infrastructures and integrate mobile devices that broaden teaching and learning opportunities. Similarly, schools are decreasing their dependency on paper and incorporating digital workflows."
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Refocusing Students: How to Get Their Attention Back - Edutopia

Refocusing Students:  How to Get Their Attention Back - Edutopia | Ed matters | Scoop.it
"Did you know that when reading, one's mind will wander 20 to 40 percent of the time while perusing a text, regardless of whether it is a book, blog, email, narrative, essay, or anything else? This is one of many fascinating findings reported in Dan Goleman's new book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence and it calls us to remember that students can't learn what they are not paying attention to."
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6 Strategies For Engaging Boys In The Classroom

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"Engaging male students is a matter of concern for many educators, judging by professional development books and conference sessions we see, as well as conversations with other teachers."
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Steps Into 21st Century Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Steps Into 21st Century Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Ed matters | Scoop.it
“ This infographic describes the data and statistics of all the educational technologies that are introduced into the 21st century classroom. Let’s have a detailed look at it.”
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students | Ed matters | Scoop.it
"Twitter (www.Twitter.com) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information. You can use Twitter right on your phone without downloading any software and even with just one teacher cell phone per class, contributions can be made and modeled anywhere, anytime. Twitter has become such a popular tool because it asks one question, "What's happening?" Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web. "
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9 Videos to Inspire Teachers at the Start of the School Year

9 Videos to Inspire Teachers at the Start of the School Year | Ed matters | Scoop.it
“notes from the researchers at findingDulcinea”The first few weeks of school are bittersweet; they mark the end of summer and yet a return to what teachers love to do: make a profound impact in the lives of students.Here are our favorite 9 videos to inspire teachers at the start of a school year:
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Ways a Parent Can Help a Child with Reading - For the Teachers

Ways a Parent Can Help a Child with Reading - For the Teachers | Ed matters | Scoop.it
"I’ve always been an avid reader. I used to spend chilly winter weekend days like today curled up in my favorite chair, coffee in one hand and a book in the other. I don’t get time to read much now that I have kids of my own, but I need to make sure I’m still taking time to read – not just because it’s something I love to do, but because I want my kids to see reading as something that is an enjoyable part of every day life. Whether I’m reading the newspaper, a magazine or a book – or even blog posts online – I want to talk with my kids about what I’m reading that I find interesting and point out things that I think would be of interest to them." Check out the version for early years students! http://www.fortheteachersblog.org/friday-five-ways-a-parent-can-help-a-child-learn-to-read/
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Ways a Parent Can Help a Child with Reading - For the Teachers

Ways a Parent Can Help a Child with Reading - For the Teachers | Ed matters | Scoop.it
"I’ve always been an avid reader. I used to spend chilly winter weekend days like today curled up in my favorite chair, coffee in one hand and a book in the other. I don’t get time to read much now that I have kids of my own, but I need to make sure I’m still taking time to read – not just because it’s something I love to do, but because I want my kids to see reading as something that is an enjoyable part of every day life. Whether I’m reading the newspaper, a magazine or a book – or even blog posts online – I want to talk with my kids about what I’m reading that I find interesting and point out things that I think would be of interest to them." Check out the version for early years students! http://www.fortheteachersblog.org/friday-five-ways-a-parent-can-help-a-child-learn-to-read/
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