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How to Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How to Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic presents 8 tips that teachers can implement to better accommodate the learning needs of the dyslexic students
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Gates Back to School: August 22-24 2014

Gates Back to School: August 22-24 2014 | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
This back-to-school season, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to celebrate teachers and recognize the amazing work they do.
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This back-to-school season, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to celebrate teachers and recognize the amazing work they do. To help make sure classrooms have what they need, the Foundation is offering to fund 50% of nearly any project on DonorsChoose.org -- if citizen philanthropists like you provide the rest.

Curious what inspired Bill and Melinda Gates to underwrite the first site-wide match offer on DonorsChoose.org? Read Bill Gates's post explaining why.

This offer is only available until Sunday, August 24th, so support a classroom project today! Just click "Get Started" below to find a project that inspires you. Or click "Pick a project for me" to have us select a high-need classroom.

Let's make this the best back-to-school teachers and students have ever had!

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26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Supporting the Teacher Maker Movement - Edutopia

Supporting the Teacher Maker Movement - Edutopia | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
In order for teachers to encourage student innovation, they need the freedom to be innovative as well. Eight ways school leaders can support faculty who want to develop engaging curriculum.

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Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness in Schools

Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness in Schools | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar asks, how might you bring more happiness and well-being to your school?
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How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint - Edudemic

How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint - Edudemic | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind a little trail of digital breadcrumbs as you conduct your digital life is useful  - and can even help you in some scenarios (like when you need to hunt down something you remember seeing …
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Creative use of Gmail addresses can help you tame your inbox - TUAW

Creative use of Gmail addresses can help you tame your inbox - TUAW | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive

Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Primary source documents, especially photographs, are powerful tools for grabbing the attention of students.  Sometimes it's challenging to find the right picture to connect to a historical fiction...
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Excellent Guides and Tutorials to Help Kids Make Engaging Educational Movies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides and Tutorials to Help Kids Make Engaging Educational Movies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"Engaging kids in creative video productions allows them to develop communication skills and enhances their technical know-how. It also gives them an avenue through which they can practice multimodal expressions and present information in numerous ways.This multimodality in communicating information does not only help students understand topics much better and at a deeper level but is also an elemental feature of the 21st century learning."


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 6, 2014 12:39 PM

Thx John Evans!

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
You may have seen my post on "Talking QR Codes" and here's another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that lets users record their voice using the microphone...

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 6, 2014 11:22 AM

The power of your #voice... Use it!

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 6, 2014 9:13 PM

Want to leave a clue QR for your kids as they work through an assignment?

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 16, 2014 12:27 AM

Great idea to make it more interesting for the students.

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Do Less Of This & More Of This In Your School Staff Meeting

Do Less Of This & More Of This In Your School Staff Meeting | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Do Less Of This & More Of This In Your School Staff Meeting
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5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn - Dashe & Thomson

5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn - Dashe & Thomson | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"If you want to create powerful learning experiences, it’s very helpful to get an understanding of how the brain works. While technology changes at an incredible rate, the brain evolves slowly. The following “brain facts” will help provide a more thorough understanding of the mysterious muscle that is the brain."


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Three ways digital badges are used in education

Three ways digital badges are used in education | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
As schools progress to include online and on-campus courses and activities, digital badges are suited to meet the needs of emerging education models As children, our accomplishments were recognized with trophies, plaques, a pat on the back or cloth...

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How To Care for Introverts/Extroverts - Introvert's Dilemma | Introvert's Dilemma

How To Care for Introverts/Extroverts - Introvert's Dilemma | Introvert's Dilemma | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
How to care for Introverts: respect their privacy, never embarrass them in public, let them observe first in new situations.... plus 9 more.
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50 Library Stories You May Have Missed in July | OEDB.org

50 Library Stories You May Have Missed in July | OEDB.org | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Library stories and news articles flourished this summer including these fifty resources discussing everything from Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited service t
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Great assortment of stories and many can be  modified for classroom libraries.

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Students learn more if they'll need to teach others - Futurity

Students learn more if they'll need to teach others - Futurity | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Students learn better and recall more when they think they will soon need to teach the material to someone else.
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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:11 PM

Learning by teaching. I think that's why I'm a teacher, because I love to learn and see others catch on. 

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SciStarter

SciStarter | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
SciStarter connects citizen scientists with citizen science projects. Professional and amateur scientists, teachers, students and people of all ages share, find and join exciting citizen science projects and communities.
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Advanced search helps teachers and parents find citizen science opportunities for students.

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5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations - Edudemic

5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations - Edudemic | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
If you’re a user of Google Drive, then no doubt you have also heard of and likely used Google Presentations (Google’s version of PowerPoint). It’s a great tool to create slick presentations in the cloud, especially after its most recent overhaul. However, Google Presentations is also a handy tool for doing some great projects with …
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5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video - Te@chThought

5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video - Te@chThought | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"Online video is taking the world by storm, and today’s students are the biggest consumers of online video content — they’re the ‘Netflix Generation’. These students have grown up in a world where video is available instantly, on-demand, and on any device.

 

Combined with the rise of flipped and blended learning methodologies, it’s natural that today’s educators are seeking innovative ways to take advantage of video."


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Opportunities for Free Teacher Travel Abroad in Groups

Opportunities for Free Teacher Travel Abroad in Groups | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Ways for teachers to travel abroad free with programs like EF, Fulbright-Hays, IFLE, Korea Foundation, Go Ahead, and more, with student or adult groups.
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Smallpdf.com - A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems

Smallpdf.com - A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Smallpdf - the platform that makes it super easy to convert and edit all your PDF files. Solving all your PDF problems in one place - and yes, 100% free.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, July 5, 2014 12:58 PM

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Top 5 Note Taking Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 5 Note Taking Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"Need a way to take notes easily and quickly? For those lucky enough to be attending the ISTE 2014 conference right now, perhaps one of these mobile apps can help, though anyone could always use handy note-taking app."


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Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
  Need some extra verbs? Here you go!           ~Mia

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Anna Singer's curator insight, January 22, 1:30 PM
Great visual reference when designing lessons.
Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 20, 12:55 PM

I'm on a personal campaign to add 2 levels above Creating to Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy (don't forget he wrote about 3 domains of learning...Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor). I believe our field tends to overemphasize the Cognitive domain at the expense of the other 2, and to the detriment of learners.

 

Anyhow, the 2 levels above Creating that I'm concerned about are: Reflecting and Sharing. My reasoning goes like this:

 

 

Reflecting Once we go through all 6 levels (and they are not hierarchical, a learning sequence can start or end with any of them), if we want students to enhance their metacognition, it is important for us to build in reflective experiences. Such experiences enhance students' abilities to be more self-aware of how they learn and the strategies that do or don't work well for them.

Sharing - We teachers often remark that our knowledge of a particular topic solidifies when we teach it to someone else...the act of sharing brings out our awareness of nuances, relationships, perceptions, modes of expression/communication, and our interpersonal skills of working with others; all things that are very important to people's success in our current era. Our students deserve to become proficient in sharing effectively.

 

My 2 cents.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 22, 8:43 AM
Could these verbs be worked into Socio-Emotional Learning Goals and Objectives? 
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Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians

Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

 Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians

As a techie librarian, I am frequently overwhelmed by the number of te...

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How do I bring Star Wars into MY Classroom??? | @TechEdShow Podcast 55

How do I bring Star Wars into MY Classroom??? | @TechEdShow Podcast 55 | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Welcome to the 55th episode of the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Christopher Nessi.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about...
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