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A New List of Great Web Tools for Educators

A New List of Great Web Tools for Educators | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

I am always looking out for new Web 2.0 tools to use within the curriculum transparently.  In reviewing another great post from Educators Technology I learned of some new options along with a couple familiar options.  The one new site that jumps out to me is "Best Evidence Encyclopedia.  The description states the site provides researchers strong evidence supporting various programs.  As for familiar programs, I have used Text 2 Mind Map a couple times.  What I really like about this option is how it connects learning with visualization.  Students that are procedural learners (step-by-step) provide a text outline and then resourceful site converts it to a visual mind map.  Thus, the best of both worlds when using it in a report or presentation with an audiance of multiple learning styles. 

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Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance. But when it comes to plagiarizing, there is little slack given; we are all expected to understand plagiarism guidelines and what constitutes a violation. While plagiarism is never c
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For students and educators at all levels, this diagram regarding levels of Plagiarism is pretty easy to follow.  Each path finds its way to an individual image identifying the possible violation level.  I would encourage this image to be shared with all educators and students.

 

The Visual Communication Guy has already shared a similar flowchart focusing on the use of Copyright images.  Visit http://thevisualcommunicationguy.com/2014/07/14/can-i-use-that-picture/ to find the Copyright image flowchart. 

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The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel

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The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel
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What I really like about this pedagogy wheel (Padagogy as they say) is the list of different activities that one could integrate into a lesson or unit addressing each of the Blooms/SAMR framework levels.  The other nice piece is the list of verbs provided one could use in right objectives for the integration lessons.  

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Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Here is a big categorized list of YouTube channels that provide quality educational videos regularly.
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One of my roles is to serve as the Network Coordinator and help facilitate the Internet filtering.  Well, educators are awesome at finding value in tools that others may see as "entertainment".  In this case, YouTube does provide a wealth of education resources and this list just touches on a few.  Thanks to EdTechReview for compiling this list.

Those of you reading my share please add any additional channels that are beneficial to educators in their comments feed. 

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The 5 Cs in Education: What If... Sketchnoting in the Process

The 5 Cs in Education: What If... Sketchnoting in the Process | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
After my sketchnoting workshop at Miami Device, I was asked to record my process of CREATING the sketchnotes. I used Airserver to mirror my iPad display to my laptop Used Screenflow to record mysel...
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I always enjoy reading about Silvia Tolisano's (@langwitches) classroom instruction.  What really excites me is how she shared the process used in creating your up paced Sketchnotes process.  To top it off, you get the main post of the presentation from her visual notes too!

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Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning

Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"As we employ the 1 to 1 experience, we need to ask two important questions. Is the 1 to 1 and the device about using technology, or is it about a more meaningful and engaging learning experience? Spending a day online for individual research can be a wonderful simple integration of technology experience, but might not be a true blended learning opportunity. Asking students to research and then collaborate with each other online in a collective experience takes this integration and provides more of a blended experience.

"The blended learning experience allows technology and the online experience to breakdown the traditional classroom allowing important transformation. One might wonder where on the spectrum of simple integration to blending learning a possible learning activity might be. I would like to share a lens of ten ideas that educators may wish to look at as they reflect on their 1 to 1 activity and classroom learning experiences that use technology . Sometimes it is just a simple tweak to bring out the wonderful possibilities of blended learning. Please feel free to read my ideas below that might allow you to use classroom technology to bring out a richer and blended learning experience."


Via Jim Lerman
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Thanks to Jim Lerman for sharing this resourceful post by Michael Gorman on the topic of "Blended Learning".  

 

Recently I was traveling to a school district in western Kansas, along with a group of awesome education minds, to provide professional development.  It was during the drive west a close friend of mine brought up the topic of "Blended Learning" and how she planned to provide insight and engagement on the topic for her session.  We all agreed that one would probably find 8 or more differing definitions out of a group of 10 educators.  I just wish I had this article to share with her prior to the session.  The article does a nice job of breaking down and explaining "Blended Learning".  

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Chris Carter's comment, November 2, 7:05 PM
Thank you for posting this article, Jim. I believe most classes are now on the spectrum that blended learning is, as defined by the Clayton Christensen Institute (BTW a brilliant blended learning resource). This article some practical steps to move classes further on the spectrum.
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Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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The SAMR Model explained by students

This video "The SAMR Model Explained By Students" was created to give teachers a broad overview of Ruben R. Puentedura's SAMR framework for technology integration. Special thanks to Kathy Schrock and Carl Hooker whose resources on SAMR helped inspire this video.


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This is one of the best SAMR videos I have viewed.  What I like best is how the students connect actual approaches to each level along with connections back to Blooms. 

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A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center

A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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I thought passing this along to my fellow Kansas educators.  After all, we are facing the College and Career Pathways framework. 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 19, 2:37 PM

Don't miss this key paper on educational assessment! 


There is a growing consensus that college and career readiness depends on not just academic knowledge and skills but on a wide range of social and developmental competencies, as well—such as the ability to monitor one’s own learning, persist at challenging tasks, solve complex problems, set realistic goals, and communicate effectively in many kinds of settings.


This is the first in Students at the Center’s new Deeper Learning Research Series—David T. Conley, well-known for his influential research on college readiness, argues that the time is ripe for a major shift in educational assessment.

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Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World


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Thank you Ana Cristina for sharing this article via Scoop.it. 

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The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post

The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
How long is the perfect blog post? How is it formatted? What is its headline? We present the data and science behind these answers and more.
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Headline: the 6 words that count mostStorytelling hookFewer characters per line at firstFeatured imageSubheads for scanningContent and the 1,500-word sweet spotSoundbites for sharing
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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I really like this break down of "Genius Hour" that @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  shared on his Scoop.it page - igeneration 21st Century Education.  The image comes from TeachThought.  This visual will be a big help for my preservice students to develop a base level of understanding. 

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Growing Up Greatness's curator insight, October 5, 3:19 AM

I love this idea!  This would be particularly effective with gifted students.

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5 Steps for Planning Lessons Around Technology – Starting with the End in Mind

5 Steps for Planning Lessons Around Technology – Starting with the End in Mind | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
"And then one day everything changed for me ..." Teacher Anne Karakash is a recipient of a 2004 Fulbright Scholarship and a National Board for Professional
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This is a great article to start those discussions with preservice and current teaches looking to learn how technology can be integrated successfully. 

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The Top Ways Digital Tools Transform Learning

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Annual survey highlights how students, teachers leverage digital tools to change education Digital tools are often touted for their ability to have a transformative effect on teaching and learning,...
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What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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This post from Educators Technology is one of the best I have came across for breaking down and explaining Webb's Depth of Knowledge framework.  I will be adding this to my preservice students resource library as well as my LoTi trainings. 

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Student Sketchnotes Make My Heart Sing

Student Sketchnotes Make My Heart Sing | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Encourage your students to use sketchnotes! You don't have to be an artist! Here are some tips and resources to help.
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Great example of how students took it upon themselves to create visual notes illustrating the process of how an artificial tree is made.  The post also provides an insightful TED Talk on the subject of sketchnotes and why "Doodling" is a positive thing. 

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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.
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Kathy Schrock wrote this post providing insight on how to use integrate technology while challenging students to think critically.  Kathy provides examples of lesson plan approaches and the analyzing assessments one could use in each lesson.

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Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014

Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014 | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

This month I have been supporting the PE department with using the iPads to enhance their lessons and pupils to analyse skills. Last year Apple updated iMovie app to include features such as Split Screen, Freeze Frame, Video Speed etc. This year the update has made some of these features a little easier to find.

 

Split Screen: We have used this to compare videos of the same skill taken from two different angles. For example, a cricket bowling action.

 

Video Speed: We have used this by splitting part of a clip where the skill is most demonstrated and slowing it down.

 

Freeze Frame: We can stop a clip at any point and create a freeze frame. This freeze frame can be split at either end to create a separate clip and textual analysis added.

 

I would also like to say a big thank you for all the great feedback to the iPad Teachers App. We are only at the start of the content we can add to this so look out for the first update in mid December with even more ideas. Details of the app can be found at www.ipadteachers.co.uk


Via iPad Teachers, John Evans
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I appreciate @John Evans for sharing this on his Scoop.it page "iPad in Education".  As I work with preservice students, those in certain fields claim technology is not an option as they don't understand integration.  With this article, I can provide my students another first hand example of how PE and technology blend.

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UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource

UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
The World Library of Science aims to provide students with free access to the latest science information as well as a hub to connect with peers.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I believe this will be another top notch resource for any teacher providing science curriculum to their students. 

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Natale Giordano's curator insight, November 14, 10:37 AM

E' on line la Biblioteca Mondiale delle Scienze

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 15, 7:05 AM

UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, December 2, 9:06 AM

Biblioteca de Ciencias UNESCO

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What Instructional Designers Can Learn from Kid President

What Instructional Designers Can Learn from Kid President | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Learn 5 great lessons from Kid President that will inspire you to create motivating e-learning and inspire your employees to be more awesome!
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Who does not like "Kid President"?  I do! 

 

The article's author, Brittany Laeger, raises some good points that Instructional Designer can learn.  Her list includes:

1. Don't be boring

2. Be Humorous

3. Be Motivating

4. Be Viral

5. Tell Your Learners They are Awesome

 

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Essentials for crafting eLearning objectives

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Like a basement for a building, a learning objective is very important for an eLearning course. From an instructional designer’s point of view, it helps decide what content to include and what to exclude. It forms the basis for framing the assessment questions. From the learner’s point of view, it tells him what he is going achieve after completing the course. Its gives a clear idea about what the course teaches them.

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Edumorfosis's curator insight, October 19, 2:18 PM

Yo creo más en el aprendizaje basado en procesos evolutivos y no en metas y objetivos estandarizados...

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Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com

Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. That doesn’t leave a lot of brain energy for learning.


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Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing this on his Scoop.it page.  

 

I agree that studying in large quantity of time will result in less success than in small, refreshed study sessions.  

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DareDo's curator insight, October 30, 6:26 AM

Beaucoup de bon sens et de choses connues. Néanmoins très utile à relire et intégrer...

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What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today

What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
 

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Debra Evans's curator insight, October 9, 11:44 PM

Would apply to Australian kids too I would imagine.

Western Nutrition News's curator insight, October 11, 9:14 AM

Oh boy, oh boy!  When I was a student, we worked like blazes becoz we had to or we'd've failed, but we had FUN too - lots and lots of it!  Now these poor devils are being analysed to death - and not even good jobs at the end of it -  Guys, u woz robbed...  the world has just been computerised to death!   Kids, take my advice, Have Fun  - don't look back on your student days and sigh for lost opportunities.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 10:02 PM

What our future workers and college students will have experienced..

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Talk Tech With Me Web Tools

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Web Tools fon Talk Tech With Me
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Talk Tech WIth Me has shared three great visuals.  The first one, shown as post image, maps a variety of technology tools to various Blooms Taxonomy levels.  The second flowchart available on the site focuses on the question "What do you want students to do?". In other words, think backwards when designing lesson activities.  The final diagram provides web tools organized by category for student use.  As an additional bonus, all three visuals are provided as PDF downloads.

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Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Using these map creation tools you can easily create and manage interactive maps.
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I like how this site provides multiple options for interactive map creation. One option listed in this article that caught my attention was MapFab as it does not require an account.  Editing of maps can be done with drawing of circles, lines, and other shapes before or after publishing. 

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Free Gamebooks - Rootbook

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PLAY FREE BOOKS ★ Read, write and comment Free Online eBooks, good Tales and Nice Adventures on Rootbook ★ The Playground for Alternative Stories
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This site provides several reading options including "Choose your own adventures" and "own ebook storylines". 

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congerjan's curator insight, August 17, 6:40 PM

Stuents can even write their own books or you can read these choose your own adventure style books. 

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A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools - Edudemic

A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools - Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
We've needed a strong pedagogical framework for digital tools since the introduction of technology into education. Hopefully this helps.
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Edudemic has broken down 3 different forms of teaching that includes monological, dialogical, and polyphonic.  Each one is defined by text and visual diagram.

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