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321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology | Education | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy!

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Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 11:24 PM

FREE is the key word here- our district doesn't have the money to purchase many resources, so this is a very helpful find

Karencalvillo's curator insight, April 12, 9:57 AM

this information can be used and shared by teachers and students.

Jordy Hamelers's curator insight, April 25, 9:01 AM

321 tools for teachers! Teachers will maybe in heaven after they read this article. These tools (incredible mark of 321!) helps teachers to maybe control students at their computers, programs or data. One example is ChartsBin, who creates several interactive maps and directory's

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Strategies To Promote Critical Thinking in the Elementary Classroom

Strategies To Promote Critical Thinking in the Elementary Classroom | Education | Scoop.it

For us, critical thinking happens when students analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs. They can then learn how to make judgments and decisions based on others’ points of view, interpret information and draw conclusions.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 



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ANA's curator insight, June 16, 4:16 AM

Muy importante siempre promover el pensamiento crítico

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Entre las diversas estrategias para promocionar el pensamiento crítico, se proponen cuatro (INQUIRY, QUESTIONING, PROBLEM SOLVING Y COLLABORATION), por ser, según el autor, las de mayor impacto.

Buena síntesis a la hora de implementar en el aula, de manera colaborativa,  el aprendizaje significativo y el pensamiento crítico         , siendo clave plantear 'guiding questions', de naturaleza abierta ('open-ended'), en la actividad diaria con los estudiantes.

Michel J. Boustani's curator insight, June 16, 8:17 AM

Students (future adults) need to learn what is and how to critical thinking from their own discoveries. SO that they will earn the freedom of critical thinking in their own time, from their own realities... I like this paper, the subject is an endless work in progress for a better social collective and individual well being!

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Project-Based Learning Made Easy - Getting Smart

Project-Based Learning Made Easy - Getting Smart | Education | Scoop.it
With summer in full bloom, there’s no better time to learn how you can begin incorporating project based learning into your classroom, or to refine your PBL practice for your students.

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Teaching Kids Empathy for Those with Autism and Special Needs

Teaching Kids Empathy for Those with Autism and Special Needs | Education | Scoop.it
Children with special needs like autism experience a high rate of bullying and often are excluded from activities like sports.


In this video, HealthMaker Matthew Certner, cofounder of SNAP (snapclinics.org), discusses SNAP's efforts to teach empathy.


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10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Perspective On Life - Lifehack

10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Perspective On Life - Lifehack | Education | Scoop.it
Some of the most inspiring TED Talks that will greatly motivate you and positively change your perspective on life.

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End of School Roundup: Using Creation & Curation in Education

End of School Roundup: Using Creation & Curation in Education | Education | Scoop.it
According to the Content Marketing Institute, original content should be the cornerstone of your content marketing. And curating content can raise your brand awareness and bring more visitors to your website. So how do these two fundamental marketing pieces work together? Very nicely. In terms of content marketing in any industry, how you marry creation and curation could mean your success or failure.

Specifically in education, EdTech consultants, teachers and librarians are doing a great job combining creation and curation to showcase student creativity, school information and thought leadership. We've pulled four worthy examples of users in the EdTech space who exemplify using powerful online tools to master creation and curation consistently. Continue reading →

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 27, 4:44 PM

Some great "BestPracTICEs" to follow!


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Trends about Teaching and Learning in 2014

Trends about Teaching and Learning in 2014 | Education | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 1, 5:56 PM

2014 is the year of personalized learning.


have a look to this simple and useful compilation of trends in Teaching and Learning for this year

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agregar su visión ...

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Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development - User Generated Education

Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development - User Generated Education | Education | Scoop.it

"Educators are creating their own professional development opportunities on their own time without compensation, acknowledgement, nor credit."

 

 


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321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology | Education | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy!

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Free tools for teachers - great ideas.

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Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 11:24 PM

FREE is the key word here- our district doesn't have the money to purchase many resources, so this is a very helpful find

Karencalvillo's curator insight, April 12, 9:57 AM

this information can be used and shared by teachers and students.

Jordy Hamelers's curator insight, April 25, 9:01 AM

321 tools for teachers! Teachers will maybe in heaven after they read this article. These tools (incredible mark of 321!) helps teachers to maybe control students at their computers, programs or data. One example is ChartsBin, who creates several interactive maps and directory's

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UDL: Universal Design for Learning | Teaching Children with ...

UDL: Universal Design for Learning | Teaching Children with ... | Education | Scoop.it
by Neva Fenno, M.S.Ed. MLIS UDL or Universal Design for Learning has become a buzz concept in recent years. I used to be skeptical of jumping on bandwagons and endorsing new ways to look at old problems.
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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform | Education | Scoop.it
I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.  Sue Waters also just published a very compr...

 

Content curation requires more than just the selection of information. It’s the assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting of the best content available.


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http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation



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Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, June 24, 9:39 AM

Curar contenido es más que simplemente buscar y seleccionar información.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 7:45 AM

Blogging as a Curation Platform

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Founder of scoopIT

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A Must Have Resource of TED Talks for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Resource of TED Talks for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"TED is a a great video resource I have often recommended and featured in several of my posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. TED talks are both informative and inspirational and there are a variety of ways to integrate them in your teaching. For instance, you can use them with your students to enhance their oral and communicational skills through sparking discussions around particular topics. They are also a good way for students to practice their self-expression abilities and learn how to craft cogent arguments and express their opinions. TED talks can also be used for writing practice. Students watch a talk at home and compose a written feedback in few paragraphs on its content. They can then exchange their written work with their peers  and peer edit each other before they share the final work in the class blog or website."


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First Student-Designed School @SD4Ed

First Student-Designed School @SD4Ed | Education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, May 24, 7:45 PM

Join the conversation @SD4Ed. Learn about students design for education, a movement to transform education in Rhode Island, and hopefully across the country!

 

Students Design For Education (SD4E) is a groundbreaking initiative to create the first student-designed school. SD4E is driven by 24 ingenious students, powered by 1 killer design process, and guided by the gumption of three partners in Rhode Island to change the national conversation on education and build a new kind of school.

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, May 25, 7:21 AM

Check out this student designed school effort...first in the country!! 

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources - Edutopia

Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources - Edutopia | Education | Scoop.it

"Summer learning loss is a real problem. In fact, research suggests student lose more than two months of math knowledge during the summer, and reading skill loss is similar.

 

Here, we’ve compiled a few resources to keep students learning through the dog days of summer, with a particular focus on math and reading. For starters, the Edutopia blog “How to Beat Summer Learning Loss” from Anne O’Brien is chock full of useful information and strategies for parents and students."

 

 


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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Education | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



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Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 3:40 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine Hi, give me some time (???), please and I will create a blog about how I did it ages ago (2002-2003), thanks. For the moment GO for #DeepTHINKing and try to find out (paper & notes & ideas) how You could realize it with your actual #ProfessionalDevelopment, make some #Brainstorming with THE #LEARNERS in mind ;) A good exercise ;) Let me know, thanks ;)
Ivon Prefontaine's comment, May 28, 6:57 PM
Thank you Gust.
Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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5 Activities That Helped Me Survive the End of the School Year - Getting Smart

5 Activities That Helped Me Survive the End of the School Year - Getting Smart | Education | Scoop.it

"Snow cones, slip ’n slides, and other summer staples may be on the horizon, but surviving those last days of the school year and all that it entails can feel simultaneously like a sprint… and a marathon… and one of those crazy color covered runs… all rolled into one. So, here are a few activities from my classroom time that helped me not only survive the end of year, but maybe even provided a head start on training for next year’s race."


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#Teachingis Adapting

#Teachingis Adapting | Education | Scoop.it
Recently the Center for Teaching Quality launched a #Teachingis campaign for teachers to tweet different visions and realities of teaching. The responses were varied and poignant. As we know, teaching is ever changing and virtually indescribable in its complexity.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator



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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Education | Scoop.it

"Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology." 

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using technology and technology integration

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