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Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel

Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
For Common Core resources, teacher videos, strategies and lesson plans, go to Teaching Channel. Find great ideas and strategies in classroom teaching videos covering Math, Science, English, History and more.
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Once again thanks to my great PLN for sharing a great site full of resources containing successful instructional approaches in education.  You can search by subject area, grade level splits of PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 along with a variety of educational topics.  I look foward to using this resource with my college pre-service students.

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Redesigned WeVideo Editors and Updated Features

Redesigned WeVideo Editors and Updated Features | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
We made updates to our two editors and add a ton of new features based off of the feedback you have been sending in. Now creating videos is even easier!
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I am really liking the new enhancements that @WeVideo has implemented.  The simplicity of functionality and organization clears up the storyboard and timeline views. 

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

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Richard Samson's curator insight, February 15, 1:13 PM

This is over two years old but it still sets out useful procedures for working with OER.

Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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Bloom’s ‘Digital’ Taxonomy — Medium

Bloom’s ‘Digital’ Taxonomy — Medium | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
A printable reference table
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This is not your typical Blooms Taxonomy diagram.  Nick Grantham has taken it one step further by providing a column identified as "Blooms extended digital taxonomy".  The new column has actually added "Sharing" as a step higher than "Creating".  To go along with this new column, functional levels and activities identifying digital tools have been included. 

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WizIQ Recordor: Create, Share Powerful Video Lectures for Flipped Classroom

WizIQ Recordor: Create, Share Powerful Video Lectures for Flipped Classroom | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

WizIQ is a downloadable software that integrates into MS PowerPoint. This blog post is a how-to on setting up the software and using it with PPT.

I feel the ability to record/preview/re-record on each slide will be quite beneficial for students of all levels as well as those looking to learn a new language.

We have launched WizIQ Recordor: an amazing lecture-recording software designed exclusively for your teaching needs.

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WizIQ is a downloadable software that integrates into MS PowerPoint. This blog post is a how-to on setting up the software and using it with PPT.

I feel the ability to record/preview/re-record on each slide will be quite beneficial for students of all levels as well as those looking to learn a new language.

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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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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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.
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The site claims that it will address 10 times more mistakes than a word processor including contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage.

 

Where was this grammar resource site/tool when I was having to write so many papers in college?  Now this will be a great option to go right along with hemingwayapp.com for reviewing my blog posts.    

Time to share this with my staff and students!

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Google Ideas – Google Ideas

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Google Ideas explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression. We connect users, experts and engineers to conduct research and seed new technology-driven initiatives.
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Checking out Google's "Ideas" site. From what I am viewing, this site must be a fairly new release as there was not a wealth of material yet.  However, the material shared is quite thought provoking as it addresses a number of current issues we face in our world today.  

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EdTechnocation: Get your FREE Google Classroom iPad App User Guides!

EdTechnocation: Get your FREE Google Classroom iPad App User Guides! | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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Checkout the two user guides on using Google Classroom for iPad and Android. The two options are for teachers and students.

 

Great work Michael Fricano II and thanks for sharing!

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Multiple Google Forms to One Spreadsheet

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The magic of Google Forms is the ability to view all of your Form data in a spreadsheet. I use Google Forms a considerable amount in my classroom. Google Forms basically allows me to be paperless. ...
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Alice Keeler (@alicekeeler) is one of the best resources an educator can follow and collaborate with when it comes to Google resources.  To top it off, Alice is the founder of #profchat and always willing to discuss higher education too.   

 

Make sure to check this blog post out regarding the ability to connect multiple Google Forms into a single spreadsheet.  Honestly, you should review all of her Google posts and share them with your staff!

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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, 2014 10:37 AM

E' on line la Biblioteca Mondiale delle Scienze

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 15, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 2:18 PM

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

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 24, 2014 7:35 AM

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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.


Via Nik Peachey
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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, 2014 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, 2014 11:44 PM

Would apply to Australian kids too I would imagine.

Western Nutrition News's curator insight, October 11, 2014 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, 2014 10:02 PM

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