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25 Education Blogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else) | Edudemic

25 Education Blogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else) | Edudemic | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"25 of the best education blogs for proactive parents"

Great list of resources!

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New Social Site Learnist Aims to Become 'Pinterest for Educators' -- THE Journal

New Social Site Learnist Aims to Become 'Pinterest for Educators' -- THE Journal | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Online test prep company Grockit has launched a new social learning site, Learnist, which it likens to "the Pinterest for educators and students." With it, users can collect and pin content from around the web, like YouTube videos and websites,...

Definitely a resource to check out.  Looks promising!

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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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Khan Academy

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With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Also super excited to use!

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Teacher Community for Sharing Ideas, Advice, Strategies & More - Teachability

Teacher Community for Sharing Ideas, Advice, Strategies & More - Teachability | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Teachability is a Pearson Education community site for teachers to ask questions or share ideas & tips on helpful strategies. Join our community & share your teaching story!

Good site to check out for advice.

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gplusigl1 | Edudemic

gplusigl1 | Edudemic | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Maybe I should consider Google+ after all...

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Parents and Teachers: The Possibility of a Dream Team

Parents and Teachers: The Possibility of a Dream Team | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Dr.Richard Curwin is the director of the Master's program in Behavior Disorder at David Yellin College in Jerusalem and the author of 20 books related to motivation and behavior, including Disc...

"The second call is to tell the parent something good the child has done. Stay away from superficials like dress and focus on behavior, improvement and quality of work. Only after these calls have been made should the teacher call about a problem; not before. In this way, parents and teachers have already established a trusting, workable relationship that significantly diminishes blaming."

Good parent communication advice.

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The Teacher Report: Project Based Assignments tha... - WeAreTeachers

The Teacher Report: Project Based Assignments tha... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
 
What do you get when you mix critical thinking, hands-on experiences and creative expression?  A project!

PBL!

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Engaging Students with Social and Emotional Learning

Engaging Students with Social and Emotional Learning | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Rutgers University professor Maurice Elias serves as director of the Social-Emotional Learning Lab and coordinator of the Expert Advisory Group to the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Pre...

"Educators have identified six themes for students to explore that tend to kindle a sense of engagement in school: perseverance, change, greatness, following hopes and dreams, opposition, and optimism."

Good ideas for creating a community of learners.

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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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5 Ways to Get More Out of Teacher-to-Teacher Colla... - WeAreTeachers

5 Ways to Get More Out of Teacher-to-Teacher Colla... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The idea of teacher collaboration just makes sense:  why be an island when you can get together with like-minded professionals and share ideas and glean knowledge from each other?

Good advice for collaboration!

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Preparing All Teachers to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners - Center For American Progress

Preparing All Teachers to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners - Center For American Progress | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Center For American ProgressPreparing All Teachers to Meet the Needs of English Language LearnersCenter For American ProgressBy Jennifer F. Samson, Brian A.

Good resource for ELL education for classroom teachers.

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English Language Learners - Videos, Articles, Resources, Experts

English Language Learners - Videos, Articles, Resources, Experts | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

ASCD's ELL Research page, definitely a good resource.

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‘Reading Rainbow’ resurfaces as an app – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

‘Reading Rainbow’ resurfaces as an app – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

By Sarah Edwards, CNN (CNN) -- Butterfly in the sky I can go twice as high. . . Remember those lyrics from the once popular children’s show “Reading Rainbow”? Well, it’s back, but this time not on TV - on iPad.

So excited!  I loved RR as a child!

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Lessons Worth Sharing

Lessons Worth Sharing | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.

So excited!

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5 Resources for the Flipped Classroom - WeAreTeachers

5 Resources for the Flipped Classroom - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard of flip teaching ? The idea is so simple it’s brilliant.

"Have you ever heard of flip teaching? The idea is so simple it’s brilliant. In a flipped classroom, students watch videos, listen to podcasts, and do background reading outside of class so that the actual time with the teacher can be spent in meaningful discussion, doing collaborative work, and trying hands-on projects instead of listening to lectures."

Great list of resources!

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Educational Technology Guy: Language Immersion for Chrome - helps you learn a foreign language

Educational Technology Guy: Language Immersion for Chrome - helps you learn a foreign language | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Cool resource!  Would be great for ELLs and parents who speak other languages.

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Educational Technology Guy: Apps to Support Bloom's Taxonomy - Android, Google, iPad and Web 2.0

Educational Technology Guy: Apps to Support Bloom's Taxonomy - Android, Google, iPad and Web 2.0 | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Great resource for apps for every level of bloom's taxonomy!

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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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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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National science fair aims to breathe new life into science and math for kids

National science fair aims to breathe new life into science and math for kids | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Bill Nye, the Magic School Bus and an Orion spacecraft come together at the USA Science & Engineering Festival this weekend.

"More than 3,000 hands-on activities and about 150 performances and demonstrations will be offered throughout the weekend, including several geared toward getting younger girls interested in science and math."
Definitely would be cool for my future students!  And me! 

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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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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student...

"Reteach and Enrich" is a very interesting idea.  Students get taught a topic one week, they are given a formative assessment at the end of the week to determine whether they go to reteach or enrich, teachers select either r or e and students go to that class the following week.

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