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Libraries to gain faster Internet access with broadband expansion

Libraries to gain faster Internet access with broadband expansion | Education | Scoop.it

Slow Internet connections in nearly three-quarters of the state’s public libraries will speed up dramatically with a $4.2 million federal E-rate investment in fiber broadband connectivity. 

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Great news for Wisconsin library users!

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7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar

7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar | Education | Scoop.it
In a world of spellcheck and texting abbreviations, few people want to take the time to learn about subjects, objects, and dangling modifiers. Besides, computers can fix our sentences for us. However, as anyone who's suffered an autocorrect embarrassment knows, computers don't always get it right. Language is a human tool and requires the insight of…

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 23, 2:40 AM

Good "on-the-go" tools for grammar reference... let's go mobile!

Joseph J Filoramo's curator insight, April 23, 9:13 AM

#filoramoroxpd #filoramoroxpddiffcoll

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 25, 2:24 PM

Here could be a reason for students to use their cell phones in class during down time.  Three of the apps discussed are free and a few more are under $2.  They offer workbook like practice in the selected grammar area.

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How to Use OneNote at School: 10 Tips for Students & Teachers

How to Use OneNote at School: 10 Tips for Students & Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
It makes it easier to think during class—and I'm doing less busy work. Stephanie is just one of the 950 students at Sammamish High School in Seattle who have taken wholeheartedly to Microsoft OneNote along with their teachers. Across the country in Ohio, teachers gave their students "blizzard bags" when schools got closed for bad weather. These…
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Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching | Education | Scoop.it
To recover from your worst day of teaching, cry on a friendly shoulder, breathe, plan for community, prioritize, get perspective -- and please don't quit!
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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | Education | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, April 17, 12:00 PM
Para el desarrollo de un nuevo modelo cognitivo producir visualizaciones, textos, animaciones es fundamental generar la oportunidad para producir contenidos digitales.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 20, 1:44 AM

Comme toujours sur Teachthought, une vue intéressant pour mettre ensemble web et mobile.

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, April 23, 12:34 PM

Nice!  Too big for a good infographic, IMO, but nice.  Wait -- will novels all become infographics...?

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5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom

5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information.

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, April 10, 3:58 AM

Yess, I agree and start exploring these resources.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 11, 10:22 AM
Word clouds intrigue me and I've been looking for ways to incorporate them into teaching. I like reason number 5 a lot!
Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, April 13, 11:17 AM

Word clouds are a fun way to illustrate the content of a document but not very good as a tool for analysis.

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7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning

7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning | Education | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 8, 5:01 PM

Consider the role it has in your library.

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, April 8, 8:12 PM

Social credibility is becoming the new credentialing. Parents and educators need to guide students in developing an online presence that bolsters their social credibility.

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Ten obvious truths about educating kids that keep getting ignored - Alfie Kohn - Washington Post

Ten obvious truths about educating kids that keep getting ignored - Alfie Kohn - Washington Post | Education | Scoop.it
The field of education bubbles over with controversies. It’s not unusual for intelligent people of good will to disagree passionately about what should happen in schools. But there are certain precepts that aren’t debatable, that just about anyone would have to acknowledge are true.

While many such statements are banal, some are worth noticing because in our school practices and policies we tend to ignore the implications that follow from them. It’s both intellectually interesting and practically important to explore such contradictions: If we all agree that a given principle is true, then why in the world do our schools still function as if it weren’t?

Here are 10 examples.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 7, 6:59 PM

These are 10 good points made. We need to transform schools, take them beyond what they are, and stop moving deck chairs around.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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5 Tech Tools to Improve Classroom Collaboration

5 Tech Tools to Improve Classroom Collaboration | Education | Scoop.it
The benefits of collaborative learning are many and powerful. Facilitating this collaboration has never been easier than it is now, with tech tools.

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, April 4, 4:21 PM

GAFE - some great tools for collaboration in the classroom. 

Sumayya Qudrat's curator insight, April 9, 12:22 AM

collaboration between classrooms

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GPS Network - Apps for Classroom Management

Curriki resource: Digital tools can help you manage your classroom in ways that support your positive interventions with students. Try out one or more of these apps and let us know what you think about them in the Discussion forum.
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4 Great Websites to Test US & World Geography Knowledge | My Town Tutors

4 Great Websites to Test US & World Geography Knowledge | My Town Tutors | Education | Scoop.it
A list and explanation of 4 great websites that test geography knowledge.
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5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading -

5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading - | Education | Scoop.it
5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading by Paul France, NBCT, InspirED Teaching reading is an art filled with limiting factors: motivation, vocabulary, decoding, and comprehension are only a few of the comprehensive skills or...
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5 Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class

5 Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class | Education | Scoop.it

If anything, web technologies have redesigned the notion of collaboration and  rendered it an open construct independent of any conceivable spatio-temporal constraints. For instance, in our educational context,  possibilities for collaborative learning are bigger than ever before. Teachers and students have at their hands a variety of powerful softwares and web-based tools to help them engage in collaborative learning anytime, anywhere. From popular learning management  systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Collaborate, and Moodle to social networking websites like Twitter and Google Plus, collaboration opportunities are limitless.


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The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom

The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom | Education | Scoop.it

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Martin Debattista's curator insight, April 24, 2:35 AM

iPads or any kind of tablet for that matter.

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6 Ways to Make Learning Visible

When we make learning visible, teachers and students are better able to assess their impact.These six strategies will get you started.
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Writing on the iPad: 6 Reasons Why Evernote is Brilliant - Teaching with iPad

Writing on the iPad: 6 Reasons Why Evernote is Brilliant - Teaching with iPad | Education | Scoop.it
In the ongoing quest to promote Content-Creation on the iPad, I am going to write a short series of posts focusing on writing with the iPad. I will explore a few different apps to use when you want to write.

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How to Create Moodle Badges

How to Create Moodle Badges | Education | Scoop.it
Badges are new in Moodle 2.5+ . Badges are a great way to motivate users. They are an electronic way to demonstrate that you have mastered a specific skill. Moodle badges may be awarded based on a variety of criteria chosen by the teacher. You can upload your own images as badges or get them from a site such as Badges for Your Moodle.

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, April 11, 8:38 AM

Digital badges have been around for several years, but still have a way to go until they are fully integrated and recognized appropriately in education and in the world of work.  The fact that Moodle, a widely-used and free system for online instruction, has integrated them in their system is definitely a step in the RIGHT direction.  Go Moodle!

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, April 11, 8:50 AM

Great to know that Moodle, one of the most widely used systems for online learning (and FREE) has integrated digital badges.  Badges have great potential, but they need clear definition & recognition of value in the field.  this is a step in a good direction. 

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, April 11, 10:54 AM

What would you badge together?  Oakland Schools is exploring this in special education professional development

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Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students

Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students | Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to my list of webtools that don't require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. An...

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gabriela carbone's curator insight, April 15, 6:37 PM

De todas las recomendaciones la que más llamó mi interés fue la de Marvel Comics

justice addison's curator insight, April 16, 5:22 AM

warreva.

Andy Clark's curator insight, April 16, 8:02 AM

This is a great list of tools you can use with your students!   

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5 Quick Tips for Using Periscope, Twitter's New Live Video Streaming App

5 Quick Tips for Using Periscope, Twitter's New Live Video Streaming App | Education | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Periscope, Twitter's new live video broadcasting app, to engage your audience.
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What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like?

What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like? | Education | Scoop.it
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"It is a mistake to think that even if certain methods worked in the past, they will continue to be successful. The world does not stand still. The needs and requirements of learners are constantly changing and we must change with them."

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Innovation Excellence | 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Innovation Excellence | 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage. But if we had to pick the top ten, most influential ways technology has transformed educatio...
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5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom

5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information.

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, April 10, 3:58 AM

Yess, I agree and start exploring these resources.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 11, 10:22 AM
Word clouds intrigue me and I've been looking for ways to incorporate them into teaching. I like reason number 5 a lot!
Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, April 13, 11:17 AM

Word clouds are a fun way to illustrate the content of a document but not very good as a tool for analysis.

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The Writing Decline: Tweeting, Texting and Horrible Grammar in K-12 School

Internet and cell phone cultures have brought a whole new meaning to American slang.


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"How can students who have essentially made a lifestyle of short, segmented, slang-ridden writing conform to the formal communication still expected in the real world? It starts with teachers who set high standards and do not waver."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 19, 11:56 AM

Is this really a decline? 

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 1:37 PM

I don't think we can blame terrible writing skills on Twitter. Twitter was founded in 2006 and student writing was terrible LONG before that. Twitter might have made the battle for decent writing skills more difficult, but it is not the sole contributor to the problem. More coming in a blog and not just because I need well over 140 characters.

Nicholas C. Rossis's curator insight, March 24, 11:09 AM

Interesting facts.  I agree that social media have led us to use abbreviations and forget how to write in a more ... traditional way. This could be a niche market!

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10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools

10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools | Education | Scoop.it

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, March 29, 1:17 PM

10 tableaux pour comparer des outils sur les catégories suivantes :

Alternatives to Google Image Search

Backchannel and informal assessment tools

Building classroom websites

Building classroom blogs

Creating multimedia textbooks

Creating multimedia quizzes

Audio editing tools

Multimedia timeline tools

Mind-mapping tools

Mobile video creation apps

Stephanie Moreau's curator insight, March 30, 3:17 AM

alternatives to google images - free

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 1, 10:33 AM

Des comparaison intéressantes.