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How to get kids to read independently

How to get kids to read independently | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Findings and analysis of an annual survey on reading habits of young people.
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 10, 2015 12:08 PM

You might find a few gems in here.

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ToxMystery - Learning about Chemical Hazards for Grades K-6

ToxMystery - Learning about Chemical Hazards for Grades K-6 | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
ToxMystery, an interactive game developed by the National Library of Medicine for educating children about potential chemical hazards around the home -- ToxMystery, un juego interactivo creado por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina para enseñar a los niños cuáles son los posibles peligros químicos en la casa
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YouTube for Kids is now available on Android and iOS

The YouTube app that parents have always clamored for is now here: just as expected, the company has today released YouTube for Kids, celebrating it as "the first Google product built from the...
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America's Story from America's Library

America's Story from America's Library | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Explore U.S. history using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Kids can discover America’s Story, meet amazing Americans, explore the states. Includes songs, movies, quizzes and short stories about American history.
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SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, and teens

SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, and teens | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Lexile leveled current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments
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Great articles on current events. Free!

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A Beautiful Classroom Poster On Steps for Good Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Classroom Poster On Steps for Good Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Via Sonina Darder, Suvi Salo
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Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Skype in the Classroom is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from aroun...
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Lots of great ways to use Skype in the classroom. Great free resource that can be used with ant subject.

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IFTTT Launches Do Note, Do Button, Do Camera for One-Tap Actions

IFTTT Launches Do Note, Do Button, Do Camera for One-Tap Actions | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The principles of "If-Then" logic can make you productive. IFTTT, or If This Then That, applies the same principles to connect web apps, iOS apps and Android apps. Now, apart from helping you connect apps, it is launching a new way to simplify actions. It's called "Do". IFTTT itself has rebranded as "IF", although it…
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Underserved Austin students embrace their culture through the art of drumming - PBS NewsHour

Underserved Austin students embrace their culture through the art of drumming - PBS NewsHour | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Sevylla del Mazo is a music teacher and founder of Roots & Rhythms, an after-school program that teaches drumming to underserved, bilingual students.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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Reminds me of one of my favorite colleagues, the great Mrs. Tobin. She did something so very similar and her students loved it. Very therapeutic.

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | #elearning #mlearning

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | #elearning #mlearning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

Via Yashy Tohsaku, Juergen Wagner, Carola Brunnbauer, JoelleYalin, Aki Puustinen
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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 2015 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

Pauline denis's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:31 AM

It's a new way to show a presentation and also "why not" to do a virtual travel all around the world!

 

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YouTube Is Launching A Kid-Friendly Video App

YouTube Is Launching A Kid-Friendly Video App | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
YouTube will launch a new, child-friendly version of its service for mobile phones on Monday. USA Today broke details of the news, which we've confirmed with..
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Planet Bonehead | Animated and Music Videos Focusing on Environmental and Wildlife Issues

Planet Bonehead | Animated and Music Videos Focusing on Environmental and Wildlife Issues | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
To entertain and inspire a new generation of environmentalists to become master stewards of our one and only planet Earth.
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Nice site with an abundance of free resources.

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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - YouTube Channel

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - YouTube Channel | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The official YouTube Channel of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, kids can get nose to nose with a goat, ...
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Educational and fun!

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Not to miss! Puzzles, Illusions, Droogles, Curiosities and tons more - Archimedes Laboratory Project

Not to miss! Puzzles, Illusions, Droogles, Curiosities and tons more - Archimedes Laboratory Project | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

The tagline of this site is "Puzzles: Can you believe it?" And your answer will almost certainly be "Absolutely not!" once you get a look at the number of IQ tests, optical illusions, droodles (that's a combo doodle/riddle) and other creative games, curiosities, crafts and whirligigs. Archimedes, that Sicilian wonder who, among many other discoveries, figured out the weight of a body in water, must have had quite a busy laboratory in which he conducted his experiments. This virtual lab borrows the empirical spirit and creative curiosity that Archimedes brought to his work and invites visitors to explore with the same expectations for mind-blowing discovery. Perfect for kids, this hands-on wonderland puts young scientists in the driver's seat for endless learning and fun. -- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.com

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This site is amazing! You could spend hours here.

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The Tech Museum: Robotics: Sensing, Thinking, Acting

The Tech Museum: Robotics: Sensing, Thinking, Acting | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Learn more about robotics.

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Drug Abuse and Addiction: Easy-to-Read Facts - Includes audio!

Drug Abuse and Addiction: Easy-to-Read Facts - Includes audio! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Easy-to-read information about the effects of commonly abused drugs, drug addiction, and drug addiction recovery and treatment.
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Kids Home Page - Kids Pages - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Kids Home Page - Kids Pages - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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How-to: Students Share a Google Drive Folder with Teacher | EVSC ICATS

How-to: Students Share a Google Drive Folder with Teacher | EVSC ICATS | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Updated February 15, 2014 | Published August 29, 2013 We had a request for directions on how students can share a Google Drive folder with [...]

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 27, 2015 1:11 PM

Student and teacher guides to sharing Folders in the classroom.

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The MY HERO Project -Students can Share their Stories

The MY HERO Project -Students can Share their Stories | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Nice site! 
"MY HERO invites your family, school, or organization to take part in this not-for profit educational project. Add your vision by sharing your words, images and short films celebrating heroes from around the world on this ever-growing internet archive."

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Create and share your own videos and podcasts

Create and share your own videos and podcasts | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Many educators don’t realize how easy it is to create their own instructional videos or podcasts. Follow this guide to record lessons, tutorials and other content for your students, then share them as open educational resources.

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New Books From Dr. Seuss to Be Published After Manuscript Discovered, Random House Announces

New Books From Dr. Seuss to Be Published After Manuscript Discovered, Random House Announces | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Following the recent discovery of an original manuscript and sketches by beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, a new book by the late author will be published in July and at least two other titles are planned, publisher Random House announced Wednesday. His books have featured imaginative illustrations of fantasy characters and employed engaging rhyme.
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DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more!

DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
DOGO News has fun articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, games and the DOGO news map for kids! Add your comments, read reviews of cool websites, and more!
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There is a new feature where kids can submit movie reviews. Looks pretty cool. Very nice site.

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Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

Via John Evans, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Elizabeth E Charles, Dennis T OConnor
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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2015 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 2015 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 2015 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater.