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DIY Tabletop Biosphere

DIY Tabletop Biosphere | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
If you've ever dreamed of owning your own tabletop biosphere, or looking for a fun project either to display in your home or give as a gift, look no further. Here are some resources to creating your own living biosphere ...

It'd be so cool to do this with my students!  So many learning opportunities!

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The Inclusive Class: What You Need to Know: Preparing Students with Special Needs for the Inclusive Classroom

The Inclusive Class: What You Need to Know: Preparing Students with Special Needs for the Inclusive Classroom | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"The point is, that it does take preparation and planning to effectively teach in an inclusive classroom. And, as I have also learned over time, that the preparation not only rests in the hands of the teachers but the parents as well."

GREAT advice and GREAT resources!

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Educational Technology Guy: Google Search Education - teach your students to search better

Educational Technology Guy: Google Search Education - teach your students to search better | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Awesome resource!
"Google Search Education is another great educational resource from Google. The site has lesson plans and even live training to help students, and teachers, learn how to search for academic sources, as well as develop critical and independent thinking skills." 

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Educational Technology Guy: Tips for saving money and finding free resources for school

Educational Technology Guy: Tips for saving money and finding free resources for school | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

More good tips from Educational Technology Guy!

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Educational Technology Guy: Advice to New College Graduates about to enter the Teaching profession

Educational Technology Guy: Advice to New College Graduates about to enter the Teaching profession | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Great list of tips for future teachers!  Will definitely be using this as a reference.

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What Do Your Students Need? - Whole Child Education

What Do Your Students Need? - Whole Child Education | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
We call on educators, policymakers, business leaders, families, and community members to work together on a whole child approach to education.

My thoughts exactly.

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The Transformative School - Part 1 - Practical Theory

The Transformative School - Part 1 - Practical Theory | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Advice for creating a transformative school

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U.S. panel negotiates over rules for teacher preparation programs

U.S. panel negotiates over rules for teacher preparation programs | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Libby A. Nelson – Inside Higher Ed – April 5, 2012 WASHINGTON — Whether a federal panel will be able to agree on recommendations for an overhaul of rules related to teacher preparation programs is still uncertain.
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How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class.

"In the most ideal class settings, mobile devices disappear into the background, like markers and whiteboards, pencil and paper – not because they’re not being used, but because they’re simply tools, a means to an end. The “end” can be any number of things: to gauge student understanding of a concept, to capture notes and ideas to be used and studied later, to calculate, to communicate, to express ideas."

I think using cell phones as learning tools could go well if they are used in a meaningful way.  Since my students are likely going to be too young to own cell phones, I probably won't be able to do this, but it is interesting none the less.

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Health Behavior News Service - Students More Likely to be Fit When Physical Education is Mandatory

Health Behavior News Service - Students More Likely to be Fit When Physical Education is Mandatory | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Health literacy is extremely important!

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Search Tip for Students: Try Predicting Your Search Results

Search Tip for Students: Try Predicting Your Search Results | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Just as having students predict answers to math problems is a way of creating more meaningful learning, prediction can be a useful strategy in successful search...

Great idea to intoduce students to Internet searching and help develop their technology competencies.

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Educational Technology Guy: Project Based Learning

Educational Technology Guy: Project Based Learning | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Great project-based learning advice and resources.

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Educational Technology Guy: Google announces new Google in Education resources

Educational Technology Guy: Google announces new Google in Education resources | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
MT @AFTteach & @daveandcori: #Google's #Education resource page collects all of it's education resources in one place.

Google Education would be a very good resource.

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103 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom

103 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

This resource from Tom Barrett et al keeps on growing and getting richer over time. If you haven't seen it before it's definitely worth a look!  - JE

Good list of ideas!


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5 Strategies for Decorating Your Library or Classr... - WeAreTeachers

5 Strategies for Decorating Your Library or Classr... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
It's a proven fact* that kids retain only about 20% of what they hear and 30% of what they see.

For future reference, good decoration ideas

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Ten education blogs worth following | eSchool News

Education blogs, on any and every topic, abound online. Unfortunately, educators are probably the last people who have the time to go out and search for them. Which blogs review good free resources?
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