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Educational Apps Checklists Every Teacher Should Have

Educational Apps Checklists Every Teacher Should Have | Educated | Scoop.it
The ' checklist mentality ' is something very common among teachers and educators. We use checklists a lot in our work and I personally find them very effective in getting things organized. I use them...

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Administration Seeks Extension of 'Highly Qualified' Status for Trainee Teachers

Administration Seeks Extension of 'Highly Qualified' Status for Trainee Teachers | Educated | Scoop.it
The White House wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended, warning that failure to do so could squeeze alternative certification programs.
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31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed

31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed | Educated | Scoop.it
Who needs an iPad when you've got a cardboard box?

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Elizabeth Frangella's curator insight, August 14, 10:49 AM

Love cardboard boxes! They allow imagination to flourish.

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, August 25, 11:30 AM

@Fernando SubiratsImaginación al poder...una caja! es una cajaaa!!!

Jan Boustead's curator insight, August 25, 5:28 PM

Great for makerspace ideas.

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Let your kids invent and build with The Everything Machine

Let your kids invent and build with The Everything Machine | Educated | Scoop.it
From the creators of Simple Machines and The Robot Factory, comes a fun way for your kids to build awesome stuff in The Everything Machine by Tinybop.

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The Ins and Outs of Peer Learning - Missouri State Teachers Association

The Ins and Outs of Peer Learning - Missouri State Teachers Association | Educated | Scoop.it
Working with classmates makes school more enjoyable and research shows that the benefits of working with peers goes far beyond just the social aspect. From boosting confidence and motivation to grasping a better understanding on the information, peer learning is continuously proven to be highly effective. Student Benefits Retaining Information – When a student listens …
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The Case for Collaboration Days

The Case for Collaboration Days | Educated | Scoop.it
Without targeted collaboration time, teachers are less prepared to help their clientele, and for this reason, more and more schools and districts are adjusting their schedules to allow weekly collaboration days for their teachers. This necessary time isn't a spontaneous decision.
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Creating a Geek Culture in the Classroom

Creating a Geek Culture in the Classroom | Educated | Scoop.it
Teachers have to bring their own interests into the classroom, to an uber nerdy level, in order to allow students the feeling that they too can shed their masks.
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What most students don't realize is the "thing" that makes them Geeks in school will make them cool as adults. 

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20 helpful apps for teachers and educators

20 helpful apps for teachers and educators | Educated | Scoop.it
Students shouldn't be the only ones trying to use their smartphones in the classroom. Check out our top picks for the best apps for teachers and educators.

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Brentwood School Economics Department's curator insight, August 18, 8:51 AM
Simple list of recommended apps with brief summary of what each one does.
Lee Hall's curator insight, August 19, 4:26 PM

A few of these apps cost, but most are free. 

Cindy Peters's curator insight, August 21, 9:15 AM

This is a great resource for #ucdsb teachers - some great apps here, let me know what you think after you try them out! #ucdsbtech #21stcenturylearning

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Teachers Share Strategies to Engage Parents and Families

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Teachers Share Strategies to Engage Parents and Families | Educated | Scoop.it
Decades of research have shown that family involvement in education is a powerful influence on learning. In fact, a 2002 research review on the effects of school, family, and community connections on student achievement found that when families are involved in their children’s learning both at home and at school, their children do better in school. Makes sense, right? Educators often mention engaging families and the broader community as the ideal—not only in terms of achievement but also in establishing effective communication and a support structure for all students. Forming these relationships allows schools to access the wide range of resources across the community and also help build a culture for success that is inclusive of everyone. But how do teachers and schools do it, and how do they start the process? On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, ASCD Director of Member Engagement Kevin Scott and three teachers share their stories and favorite tips and strategies. Listen to the episode below or download here. Panelists Angela Foreman is a special education teacher at Jamestown Elementary in Arlington, Va. She has spent the majority of her career as a resource teacher in the primary elementary grades. Foreman has presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference three times and has spoken on Capitol Hill on four separate occasions. Her passion as a teacher is to determine what each individual child requires to access the curriculum and then create a personalized and fun learning environment based on that need. Jimmy Scarano is a 4th grade teacher at Jamestown Elementary. He just completed his third year of teaching and has presented for the past two years at the annual ISTE Conference. This fall, Scarano will teach in a cotaught inclusion classroom with Angela Foreman for the second consecutive year. Erin Klein is a 2nd grade teacher in the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. In addition to her role as a teacher, Klein is an education technology and project-based learning expert, author, presenter, parent, and ASCD Emerging Leader. She shares strategies and tools to help educators create transformational 21st century schools on her blog, Kleinspiration . Connect with Klein on Twitter @KleinErin. Find More Tips and Strategies Learn more about out how educators can make changes that matter and improve schools from within in the free all-digital summer 2015 issue of Educational Leadership® magazine. Nearly each article in the issue includes ways schools can engage and involve parents, families, and communities in their children’s learning and success. Be sure to check out Jennifer Orr’s Inservice blog post, “Synching Families and the Classroom,” to learn how she and her students’ families work to make the classroom a place for all to learn together. Later this month, ASCD Express will showcase more ways to bring families into their children’s education as partners. Sign up today for free and stay in the know!   What is your favorite tip or strategy for engaging parents and families? *** The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education seeks to inform and engage educators, parents, and community members about what works in today’s schools. Guests include educational leaders, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students from around the globe who share their insight into sound education policies and practices that ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
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Engagement is crucial in education at all levels. 

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Personalize Learning: Toolkit

Personalize Learning: Toolkit | Educated | Scoop.it

How do you personalize learning? First you need to know what personalized learning is. Here is a new site that provides resources, research, models, examples, and stories. This page provides a toolkit that can help your organization begin personalizing learning to meet the needs of all learners. 

 

Check out the chart that compares Personalization, Differentiation, and Indivdiualization. You can download the chart and a report that explains the details of the chart.  The Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments can help you determine where you are in personalizing learning. 

 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides the framework in personalizing learning for all learners. UDL also guides the design of the Personal Learner Profile[TM]. It provides the UDL lens to select the appropriate tools for the Personal Learning Backpack[TM]. UDL guides how Personalized Learning meets the Common Core. 


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Personalized Learning Toolkit

Paul's curator insight, August 10, 11:26 AM

Have to study this for the upcoming year!

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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it
Gamification is the process by which teachers use video game design principals in learning environments. The effects are increased student engagement, class wide enjoyment of academic lessons, and high levels of buy-in, even from your most reluctant learners.

When gamifying a classroom there are several things you’ll need to consider. The first is content, as in what are you trying to teach? Like any lesson or unit plan, you’ll need to figure out how to organize and assess new material. You’ll also need to consider your students. What kind of learners are they? What information do they already know? You’ll need to have a basic understanding of your students’ technology skills and how much support each student may need. You’ll want to consider putting together a training manual or some other support system for students who may need extra help. You’ll also need to consider your own comfort level with technology and the actual technology available to you. These considerations may lead you to designing your own game, or relying one a template or already built quest.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 4, 3:33 AM

A good summary with everything there is to know about gamification.

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A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Visual Reading is a great reading app for kids having difficulty reading with just words and also for those suffering from autism and dyslexia. As a teacher or parent, you can create storyboards and use your won videos and images to associate with words. Your kid can then read the story either through words or with the help of the visual cues you provided.

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25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch

25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch | Educated | Scoop.it
Try something new with your students this year. 

I normally don't like to create "click bait" blog post titles, but this one
seemed to fit. Twenty-five resources can be overwhelming, but there is a
good mix of different types of items. There are links to websites with
lesson plans, iOS apps, books, videos, and samples of student work to fit
your learning style. 

Scratch was developed by MIT a little over eight years ago. It uses a
visual programming language that is easy to start for stud

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 26, 11:15 PM

Great way to start coding with your students!

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3 tips to boost student health and improve learning

3 tips to boost student health and improve learning | Educated | Scoop.it
A new report from the Education Commission of the States reinforces connections between wellness and performance.
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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it
The idea that students can learn something valuable from play isn’t new, or even controversial. A sizeable body of research has been conducted to back up what many teachers already knew to be true.  Fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and it really works better for everyone involved when they’re not.

As such, making LEGO Bricks part of your lesson plan can help you teach concepts that students might otherwise find tedious, in a way that doesn’t feel like work to them. Many educators have already been putting this idea to the test with success. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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adicionar sua visão ...

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Summer Book Selections For Your 5th-12th Grader

Summer Book Selections For Your 5th-12th Grader | Educated | Scoop.it
Great book selections from Beaverton School District Book
Expert/Connoisseur, Jen Blair.

Summer slide is a concern for all parents. It's that time when schedules
are off and students can fall in to bad habits. I am living proof of that.
I stayed up until 3AM watching tape delayed summer league basketball while
snacking on Flamin' Hot Cheetos. The one thing I have been doing this
summer is reading....and before you ask, yes, reading books. I read the
"interwebs" all the time, but I have fi

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The Mindset List: 2019 List

The Mindset List: 2019 List | Educated | Scoop.it

Students heading into their first year of college this year are mostly 18 and were born in 1997. 

Among those who have never been alive in their lifetimes are Princess Diana, Notorious B.I.G., Jacques Cousteau, and Mother Teresa.

Joining them in the world the year they were born were Dolly the sheep, The McCaughey septuplets, and Michael “Prince” Jackson Jr.

Since they have been on the planet:

1. Hybrid automobiles have always been mass produced.

2. Google has always been there, in its founding words, “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible.” 

3. They have never licked a postage stamp.

4. Email has become the new “formal” communication, while texts and tweets remain enclaves for the casual.

5. Four foul-mouthed kids have always been playing in South Park.

6. Hong Kong has always been under Chinese rule.

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While this list will make most educators feel old, it's a good reference point for all educators, not just college professors. 

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Should educational materials be set free for all to use? Some say, yes. - The Hechinger Report

Should educational materials be set free for all to use? Some say, yes. - The Hechinger Report | Educated | Scoop.it
A letter signed by more than 100 educators, scientists, lawyers and techies arrived last week on the digital doorstep of the White House. The correspondence, which is written with constitutional flair, requests something that at first sounds simple: Make educational materials and professional development that are funded by the government free and widely available to …
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Leadership coaching could help teachers boost student achievement | eSchool News | eSchool News

Leadership coaching could help teachers boost student achievement | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educated | Scoop.it
Giving teachers two years of formal PD and training sessions with a leadership coach could result in higher student achievement.
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Do you keep a “Good News” folder? — Verses Education

Do you keep a "Good News" folder? - Verses Education - Medium
As an early-career teacher, the first time I received a positive message from a student I was so excited about it that I…
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Classroom management tips and tricks

Classroom management tips and tricks | Educated | Scoop.it
This month, SmartBlog on Education is exploring classroom design and management — just in time for the new school year. In this blog post, educator and n
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Guggenheim Museum Releases Free New App for iPad

Guggenheim Museum Releases Free New App for iPad | Educated | Scoop.it
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announces the release of the Guggenheim iPad app, which offers a unique exploratory experience from anywhere in the world. The free app is available to download at guggenheim.org/app. An extension of the existing Guggenheim app for iPhones and Android handsets, the new iPad app brings together a rich array of content highlighting the museum’s collections and exhibitions as well as its publications archive, offering access to more than 100 out-of-print titles dating back to the 1930s.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 11, 8:23 PM

Think of the links to resources available from this museum.

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Educated | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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I've shared GeoGuessr before but they now have country-specific quizzes (this is for the United States).  When I was a child I used to wonder if woke up somewhere far from home, would I be able to know where I was just by looking at the places around me (I was a geo-geek from way back when).  GeoGuessr is the closest thing to finding yourself lost in the world and needing to figure out where you are without being wisked away.  GeoGuessr will display 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where the images are located.  You can pan and zoom in the StreetView to explore the landscape and find more context clues as to where that location is.  It is a fantastic exploration exercise.   

 

Tags: landscape, place, trivia.

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I've shared GeoGuessr before but they now have country-specific quizzes (this is for the United States).  When I was a child I used to wonder if woke up somewhere far from home, would I be able to know where I was just by looking at the places around me (I was a geo-geek from way back when).  GeoGuessr is the closest thing to finding yourself lost in the world and needing to figure out where you are without being wisked away.  GeoGuessr will display 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where the images are located.  You can pan and zoom in the StreetView to explore the landscape and find more context clues as to where that location is.  It is a fantastic exploration exercise.   

 

Tags: landscape, place, trivia.

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, August 9, 7:59 PM

I've shared GeoGuessr before but they now have country-specific quizzes (this is for the United States).  When I was a child I used to wonder if woke up somewhere far from home, would I be able to know where I was just by looking at the places around me (I was a geo-geek from way back when).  GeoGuessr is the closest thing to finding yourself lost in the world and needing to figure out where you are without being wisked away.  GeoGuessr will display 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where the images are located.  You can pan and zoom in the StreetView to explore the landscape and find more context clues as to where that location is.  It is a fantastic exploration exercise.   


Tags: landscape, place, trivia.

Sanda Craina's curator insight, August 10, 1:11 PM

I've shared GeoGuessr before but they now have country-specific quizzes (this is for the United States).  When I was a child I used to wonder if woke up somewhere far from home, would I be able to know where I was just by looking at the places around me (I was a geo-geek from way back when).  GeoGuessr is the closest thing to finding yourself lost in the world and needing to figure out where you are without being wisked away.  GeoGuessr will display 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where the images are located.  You can pan and zoom in the StreetView to explore the landscape and find more context clues as to where that location is.  It is a fantastic exploration exercise.   

 

Tags: landscape, place, trivia.

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Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care?

Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care? | Educated | Scoop.it
One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography.

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This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

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Yolanta Krawiecki's curator insight, August 7, 5:29 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jade ten Kate's curator insight, August 7, 11:01 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 12:14 AM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.


Tagseducation, K12geography education.

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Edcamp Central Nebraska Smackdown Apps List #2 | @Listly List

A list compiled from the google doc at #edcampcentralne of their Appy Hour. Also curated from the #nebedchat. A great list of apps. | Stellar Speller By WAPX LLC, Shake-a-Phrase: Fun With Words and Sentences By Artgig Studio, Bluster! By McGraw-Hill School Education Group, Whirly Word By Mighty Mighty Good Games, and ScootPad By ScootPad Corporation

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