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How to participate in a Twitter chat #txeduchat - Cool Cat Teacher Blog

I created a video tutorial for all of you out there who just don’t “get” twitter chats. If you want to learn tonight (11/10/13) at 9pm Eastern/ 8 Central, we’ll be talking about how writing is reinvented at #txeduchat.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Tour Builder Makes It Easier Than Ever to Create Google Earth Tours

Free Technology for Teachers: Tour Builder Makes It Easier Than Ever to Create Google Earth Tours | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

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Arthur Correia's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:15 AM

 It's a reshare...and it won't be tha last :)!

carldowse's curator insight, January 16, 4:56 AM

Must be something there for us!

Judy Brown's curator insight, May 29, 7:32 PM

Autistic kids need to be shown lots of love and need a teacher who will treat them right.

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Games for Kids in The Stacks | Scholastic.com

Games for Kids in The Stacks | Scholastic.com | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Kids play free online educational games, test skills and knowledge about books, try out a writing activity, and express opinions in The Stacks. There's always something fun for kids to do in Games in The Stacks.
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Categoies include: Arcade Games, Quizzes and Polls, Puzzle Games, Make Your Own, and Writing Games

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10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic

10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Using Skype in the classroom shouldn't be a daunting task. In fact, it's a simple and effective education tool that not enough students get to try out!

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Jenny H's curator insight, June 3, 2013 7:11 AM

Skype is a fantastic, easy-to-use tool that you can use within the classroom, what's great about is that it's also FREE! Here is an article that discusses 10 ways that you can use Skype in the the classroom! I thoroughly enjoy the idea of having guest speakers or mystery calls and implementing parent-teacher interviews!

Linda Marshall's curator insight, November 11, 2013 11:15 AM

Great for virtual field trips in low budget times!

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Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids | GeekDad | Wired.com

Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids | GeekDad | Wired.com | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
At GeekDad we are committed to helping you raise geek generation 2.0, and we believe few things that you do are more important than reading to your kid
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Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation

Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar describes how developing a practice of gratitude on our campuses can help change the culture and climate of our schools.

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Great article!  I think this would work in any school.

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How a Teacher Librarian in CO Prepares Her Students to Go Online. Spoiler Alert: They Must Earn a Digital Passport™ First.

How a Teacher Librarian in CO Prepares Her Students to Go Online. Spoiler Alert: They Must Earn a Digital Passport™ First. | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
How a Teacher Librarian in CO Prepares Her Students to Go Online. First. | Common Sense Media http://t.co/XKwqhJPUzc #hcslib

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Deborah Fillman's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:06 PM

Love the idea of teaching kids digital "self-defense," rather than focusing on erecting barriers they might see as challenges to overcome, or "problems" to solve. They not only need to guard against bullies and predators, but also that  that they have a "digital footprint" that will follow them throughout their lives. 

 

Tina Jameson's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:07 PM

Prepare students for their online future: this freely available online tool allows students to 'play' and work their way through different levels, building up vital understanding of 'digital footprints' and cyber safety in the process.  Seems to be aimed at a junior primary to middle school level.

 

This article explains how one Librarian has used the tool successfully, and provides links to the 'Digital Passport' program.

Llandrillo Library's curator insight, November 29, 2013 5:02 AM

Having to earn a digital passport or badge before you can get access to email or laptops/tablets in school is a great way of spreading the digital citizenship message and making sure everyone has had the same standard of training. This would be useful approach across all sectors, not just primary. 

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What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler

What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes?
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The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms | Edudemic

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms | Edudemic | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Here's a useful list of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, complete with what each tool is and how teachers are using it right now! ... Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers. Sign up · Log In.

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26 reasonsroad3

26 reasonsroad3 | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
26 reasonsroad3

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:10 AM

The many reasons why we need teacher librarians in schools - great infographic

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5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Death by PowerPoint is a popular term. It’s unfair that PowerPoint gets the stick as there are more than a few presentation tools around. As anyone who has taken the pains to make a memorable PowerPoint presentation will tell you – the secret of the steak is in the sizzle. The sizzle also comes and stops at creativity. If you have creativity by your side, you can use PowerPoint as your canvas.


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Progressive training's curator insight, October 26, 2013 3:34 PM

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations 

Karen Ford's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:53 PM

I think "death by PowerPoint" is used so often because so many users have not "taken the pains to make a memorable..." presentation and the concept of creativity might not have even been considered. Not totally sure what the answer is, but I do believe that if more individuals could have their eyes opened to the potential that PowerPoint has, we might be able to get passed the "death" issue. That means we have to get the great ideas to the teachers and  their students... not just telling them, but perhaps showing them...

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:08 PM

PPT is here to stay. We should learn all of its features and be imaginative in how we use it.

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George Washington's World for Kids: Play games about our first president.

George Washington's World for Kids: Play games about our first president. | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

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17 illustrated brainstorm tips

17 visual tips for a perfect brainstorm. Extra tips are welcome.

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Simon Condon's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:07 PM

your group needs to be able to brainstorm to find new ways to apply, combine, modify the ideas given in this selection of resources.

 

Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 4, 2013 8:27 AM

Ser Creativo

R Menon's curator insight, January 18, 9:11 AM

sums it up nicely

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A Realist's Guide to Flipping the Classroom

Standing on your head is harder than it looks, and flipping the classroom is, too. That’s especially true for instructors just getting started with a flip. 


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50 Core Documents | Teaching American History

50 Core Documents | Teaching American History | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Our list of 50 Core Documents invites teachers and citizens alike to join in this American political dialogue.  And because these documents can help citizens better understand the true principles of liberty and acquire the prudence needed to apply them in the varying circumstances of American politics, we consider them to be essential reading for high school students, who will have the responsibility of sustaining and administering our republic in the future.

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The Padagogy Wheel

The Padagogy Wheel | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

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Jenny H's curator insight, June 3, 2013 6:16 AM

If you love Bloom's Taxonomy and you love using iPads in the classroom you need to check out The Padagogly Wheel. It was developed by Allan Carrington to help teachers easily use apps (on the iPad) to help teachers follow Bloom's Taxonomy Higher Order Thinking Skills.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:19 AM

Truly interesting. 

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How to Create Videos to Capture Your Audience

How to Create Videos to Capture Your Audience | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

When it comes to marketing strategy, videos are powerful. How powerful? On Facebook, for example, videos are shared 12 times more than non-video posts. And let’s not forget YouTube, the second largest search engine in the world (after Google, of course). The ability of videos to increase user engagement is unsurpassed.


According to YouTube’s statistics page, they get over 800 million unique visitors each month, users view more than 4 billion hours of video each month and upload 72 hours of video every minute. That’s a lot of potential for your video....


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Dennis Staples's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:01 PM

Good insight on using YouTube effectively!

Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 16, 2013 5:33 AM

Youtube videos to promote Plumpton CMI Courses?

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11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic

11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"The use of technology in the classroom is becoming more mainstream than ever.  From using it as a way to gain resources and inspiration for lessons to leveraging the relationships with others in your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to find pen pals for your students..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:26 PM

This infographic provides 11 ideas that you might want to share with other teachers in your building on ways to use technology. It is a diverse list that could be used with students at many grade levels and it may provide you with some inspiration. If you go to the website you may print it out in color or black and white.

Do you have any ideas you would like to share? Feel free to use the comment area to do so.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:36 AM

Great info graph with ideas about how to add technology to up lift  and modernize your teaching and organizational skills.

 

Kelly Brenner Smith's curator insight, June 26, 11:00 AM

Fun ideas for getting kids involved in classroom technology....

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Tundra Connections | Polar Bears International

Tundra Connections | Polar Bears International | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Have you always wanted to meet and talk with a polar bear scientist? Now you can! And our pre- and post-conference lesson plans will round out the tundra experience.

Every fall, we conduct LIVE, free broadcasts from the tundra during the annualpolar bear migration in Churchill. You're invited to join our exclusive webcasts to meet and talk with world-renowned scientists and educators—as arctic winds shake the buggies and polar bears prowl outside. Check out our fall schedule,REGISTER, and then WATCH THE WEBCAST on our My Planet, My Part page at the appropriate time.


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Vote to Name the National Zoo's Panda Cub!

Vote to Name the National Zoo's Panda Cub! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on August 23, 2013. The cub is healthy and growing quickly!
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Chinese tradition dictates that cubs are named when they are 100 days old. Join in the fun naming the newest cub at the Smithsonian Zoo!

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Online Math Games, Logic Games, Science Games, Language Arts Games, and more!

Online Math Games, Logic Games, Science Games, Language Arts Games, and more! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Online learning games featuring math games, science games, logic games, and language arts games. SchoolTimeGames.com - The Smart Place to Be!

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 18, 4:03 PM

Lots of fun online learning games. Great for parents and teachers working with young learners.

Miguel Garcia's curator insight, February 19, 5:52 AM

algunos estan muy buenos

Agora Abierta's curator insight, February 19, 6:53 AM

Para poner al día tus reflejos y conocimientos con juegos online

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

Carol

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Ten Safe Social Networking Sites For Kids : NPR

Ten Safe Social Networking Sites For Kids : NPR | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

As more preteens crave an online social hub of their own, websites are cropping up to serve them. Common Sense Media offers a guide to some of the options.

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16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/obkceD8wZt via @medkh9

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:07 PM

Awesome tools to get cracking on your vocab!