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All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography | Educated | Scoop.it
We have created 10 activities for teaching about geography using Times content, all related to the National Geography Standards.

 

This is a set of 10 activities that all use New York Times resources are all connected to the National Geography Standards and applicable to any social studies classroom.  It's great to see geography getting this publicity in the NY Times, but it's fantastic to have these easy-to-use ideas for the classroom that are rich in content.  

 

Tags: K12, Geography Education.


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The Science behind Google Earth

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"Google is using a new technology to automatically generate  3D buildings from 45-degree angle aerial photography made by overlapping passes of aircraft.  The aerial photos are combined to create 3D models."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 15, 7:01 AM

Some of the nuts and bolts behind Google Earth might be difficult to replicate in the computer lab, but it is critical to conceptually understand how geospatial data is used today.  This series of images shows how important remote sensing is for our modern digital mapping platforms.  


Tags: cartography, visualization, mappingremote sensing, google.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 15, 9:37 AM

unit one

Annenkov's curator insight, Today, 12:46 AM

This technology of visualization I would name "3D landscape"

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Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It

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“ Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It by Lisa Currie, Ripple Kindness Project Most people have heard the phrase ‘random acts of kindness’, which refers to a selfless act of giving resulting in the happiness...”


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10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program

10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program | Educated | Scoop.it

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There’s simply no magic pill – whether it’s the laptop, smartboard, iPad or the next device that comes along in a year or two. Technology alone won’t ever have the capacity to improve education unless it’s woven into a holistic vision that meets the very real and urgent educational objectives that prepare our students for life outside and after school. Well-planned technology deployments can however have a transformative impact on learning.

 

Here’s a list of ten requirements for a successful iPad implementation in schools."


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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 17, 2013 10:23 AM

It is not 12 steps, but it will do. At least you don't have to go around asking everyone you offended for forgiveness.

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24 Useful Tricks for the iPhone And iPad Most People Don’t Know - Lifehack

24 Useful Tricks for the iPhone And iPad Most People Don’t Know - Lifehack | Educated | Scoop.it
This article introduces the top 24 useful tricks for the iPhone and iPad you may not even know about. Keep reading to find some helpful tips.

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A Wonderful New Google Cheat Sheet to Improve Students Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful New Google Cheat Sheet to Improve Students Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educated | Scoop.it

Great resource to keep and share with your students to help them make the most of Google!


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What medieval Europe did with its teenagers

What medieval Europe did with its teenagers | Educated | Scoop.it

"Today, there's often a perception that Asian children are given a hard time by their parents. But a few hundred years ago northern Europe took a particularly harsh line, sending children away to live and work in someone else's home. Not surprisingly, the children didn't always like it."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 24, 11:10 AM

Just a reminder for students today that they live in a good time and place for educational opportunities and personal liberties.  

Arlis Groves's curator insight, March 26, 12:05 AM

Young folks today may be surprised to learn that, had they been born a few hundred years ago in Medieval Europe, they might well be working for another family through their teenaged years.

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Kleinspiration

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 20, 9:44 PM

This program looks really good. Keeps track of students' progress and even recommends classmates that students can ask for help!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads | Educated | Scoop.it

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John Rudkin's curator insight, March 21, 10:18 AM

.....or contact me.  See http://www.Lancashire-regional.tv

Bridget Bengtson's curator insight, March 21, 11:05 AM

This is a fantastic tool for engaging anyone with picture or video for behavioral feedback, or for social stories and language development.  Very easy to operate and free.  Social stories for kids are a snap.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 12:16 PM

This is a guest post from Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers. 

Publishing student video that is created with iPads can be a challenging process, especially with younger students. Even schools that are Google Apps typically decide to turn off YouTube uploads to the student accounts. However, with the use of a handful of free applications, students can create video content on iPad, share their creation with a teacher, and then have the teacher upload to their YouTube channel or a class YouTube channel. 

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6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns

6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns | Educated | Scoop.it
6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 18, 8:15 AM

Use research-based principles of neuroscience  to organize and present materials to maximize student learning.

Sharrock's curator insight, March 18, 9:10 AM

I get excited with research and the implications of research. I value evidence and application over theory and anecdotal information. Validity. The problem will always be in how the research is interpreted and translated/fitted from one setting (the lab) to the classroom (practical use). Neuroscience is relatively new. There is nothing wrong with testing these ideas for use in the classroom though. However, the "Usable classroom translations" are sometimes close in "proximity" to what we educators already believe (indicating perhaps a confirmation bias), or the translations are huge leaps from the research takeaway (the conclusion?). For example, the author references this: "Brain Target 4: Teaching for Mastery
Neuroscience behind it: In order for information to be retained it must make its way from short-term to long-term memory.
Usable classroom translation: Use the arts as a tool to enhance and reinforce learning goals (Rinne, Gregory, Yarmolinskaya, and Hardiman, 2011)".  This doesn't fit with my understanding of evidence. I need a few more connections between the "dots" of research conclusion with the implicated classroom practice.

sarah's curator insight, March 19, 4:45 AM

utile pour nos programmes et pour mieux connaître nos élèves.

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Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets - template gallery

Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets - template gallery | Educated | Scoop.it
Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets is a fantastic new addition to Drive. See these Add-ons for Google Docs and sheets and how you can use them with students

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24 Super Cool Free Science Apps - Class Tech Tips

24 Super Cool Free Science Apps - Class Tech Tips | Educated | Scoop.it
There are tons of awesome iPad apps and these 24 totally free games, tools, and resources are perfect for the science classroom.  Explore this list to see what works with your students! iPad Lab Ti...

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Theophilus's curator insight, March 13, 5:22 AM

For those who do not have connection problems and who have access to iPads.

Jillian Harrington's curator insight, March 15, 9:40 PM

Rock identifer...how cool is that for some of the less prac based topic in science.

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iPad Apps and Resources for Teachers

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TCEA is a member-based organization devoted to the use of technology in education.

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, March 8, 6:22 AM

This site is new to me but looks worth viewing.

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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning | Educated | Scoop.it

"Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment. Here are 35 critical thinking strategies, straight from the mind of Sigmund Freud." | by Sara Briggs


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 4, 10:25 PM
Good strategies to incorporate when planning instruction. (some we already use!)
Audrey's curator insight, March 9, 7:10 AM

Some of these are excellent memory methods, which people learn automatically from a very young age. One way to help older learners is to try to get them back to that exciting trial and error style that they had as young children.  

 

Watch babies aged a year plus and see how they are fascinated by simple activities such as picking up a pencil and walking backwards and forwards to drop it at a certain spot, then walking around a table and carrying out the same action again and again. But watch carefully, the spot the pencil has been placed is usually near something else, sometimes a larger object.  

 

One of the things we stop doing as we get older is to enjoy repeating things from different perspectives:  that is learning with stress.  If students looked at what they were learning as something that enhanced their understanding rather than just for passing exams, learning would be memorable and more enjoyable.  You do not need a teacher to' teach' you this.  Most of the psychology-based strategies are inherent.


So parents start children as soon as they start crawling;  leave books, small toys and a variety of different toys around and watch how they learn. NOT EVERYTHING GOES INTO THEIR MOUTHS!!

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A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC] | Educated | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 15, 7:40 AM

Breve Historia de las Redes Sociales en una Infografía

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 15, 8:22 AM

Shared via social media, naturally. ;)

Clay Bergen's curator insight, April 15, 2:04 PM

As I started using the Internet in 1990 I'm one of the early adopters! Ha!

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Teach teachers how to create magic

Teach teachers how to create magic | Educated | Scoop.it
What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Helpful Google Forms Tutorials for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Helpful Google Forms Tutorials for Teachers | Educated | Scoop.it

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 30, 7:15 AM

These will help you be more productive and efficient!

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Educated | Scoop.it
Schools are slow to address digital literacy when they see it as content to cover, not an everyday component of teaching. Jen Carey shows how to change that.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 30, 8:30 PM

Rationale and resources for helping your students become critical consumers of online information.

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Thousands of new math resources from Khan Academy

Thousands of new math resources from Khan Academy | Educated | Scoop.it
Khan Academy unveiled a comprehensive set of free, interactive, online math exercises meant to support the new Common Core State Standards in grades K through 12.

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Seeing Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them

Seeing Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them | Educated | Scoop.it
Wow. I guess it's true when they say not everything is as it appears...

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http://thietkenoithatbietthuecopark.com/thiet-ke-biet-thu-dep/ thiết kế nội thất biệt thự sang trọng, hiện đại
Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, March 28, 11:43 AM

LA PERCEPCIÓN A TRAVÉS DE LA DISTANCIA

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By looking at these images it is apparent that heir is a clear distincition between how one may view the monument from upclose andd then when you take asep back you can really appreciate it by seeing others appreciate it as well. As an observer you can also identify the different persepectives by looking at it in a different light by either taking a step back or viewing it from a different vanage point. Knowing the history of the monument also helps with a background story in order for better appreciation of the monument and the History that goes along with it.

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How You Leak Your Privacy Every Day (and How to Stop)

How You Leak Your Privacy Every Day (and How to Stop) | Educated | Scoop.it
Thanks to the NSA, everyone all of a sudden cares about their privacy more than they used to. But most of us aren't doing a good job of locking it down. Here are just a few of the things we all tend to do that leak private information to friends, strangers, businesses, and ad companies.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 21, 6:28 AM

Several obvious (and not so obvious) ways that teachers and students give away way too much info on the Internet.

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Dyslexia, an educator's perspective - Missouri State Teachers Association

Dyslexia, an educator's perspective - Missouri State Teachers Association | Educated | Scoop.it

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MSTA member Laura Naas. We’ve all had at least one of them.


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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought | Educated | Scoop.it

"But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know."


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Teri Thomas's curator insight, March 18, 12:04 PM

Using this as a guide helps me deliver infornmation more accurately to my students, while increasing their accessibility to the information.  A quick link on my course overview pages..

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 12:41 PM

Las 63 cosas que el estudiante debe saber en este Mundo Digital ... y que el Maestro debería poder enseñar.

Cynthia Duncalfe's curator insight, March 19, 10:22 PM

Some relevant insights here - worth the read.

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Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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"Living on One Dollar is a full-length documentary made by four college students who traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just a dollar a day. Upon their return, they created Living On One, a nonprofit to raise awareness and inspire action around global issues like hunger and poverty -- and started by publishing the Change Series of video shorts. I found it so compelling I've dedicated this whole film fest to it. Each episode not only succinctly frames an issue faced by people in the developing world and makes it personal, but also offers resource links to learn more -- and even better -- to do something about it."


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Character Minutes's curator insight, March 13, 1:24 PM

Several character traits could be empasized using theses videos. The wheels in my mind are turning!

 

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, March 13, 8:14 PM

Fundraiser event taught by kids

lyn chatfield's curator insight, March 17, 11:49 PM

The links

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Public Schools Need Nearly $200 Billion to Improve Facilities, Survey Finds

Public Schools Need Nearly $200 Billion to Improve Facilities, Survey Finds | Educated | Scoop.it
A national survey finds that more than half of the nation's public schools need major upgrades to bring their buildings to "good overall condition."

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Missouri Reconsiders How Many Tests Students Must Take

Missouri Reconsiders How Many Tests Students Must Take | Educated | Scoop.it
Can schools cut back sharply on the number of tests that students have to take and still get a good idea of how well they are learning? The state of

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