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The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources

The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources | Education Technology | Scoop.it
This is a multidisciplinary guide on evaluating research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web.

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Heard of this before.  I must check out what CRAAP stands for and see if I can use it with my students.

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terrymc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:11 AM

A handy mnemonic if ever there was.

MarkgHolloway's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:32 AM

Brilliantly named framework.  Glad I didn't see it in time to recommend to Yifan for her dissertation!

carldowse's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:33 AM

A checklist to help trainers (and learners) think critically about online resources

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Larry Ferlazzo: Differentiating Lessons By "Content, Process or Product"

Larry Ferlazzo: Differentiating Lessons By "Content, Process or Product" | Education Technology | Scoop.it

By Larry Ferlazzo: An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, and Building Parent Engagement In Schools.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 19, 1:18 PM

Seeking ways to differentiate instruction in your classroom? Look here for quality outsources on a complex topic. Ferlazzo's "power-packed line-up" of guest responders speak to the issue. Additionally you'll find a compilation of Best Resources on the subject.    

David Miles's curator insight, April 19, 9:10 PM

I find it challenging to work out how to differentiate (or whether I am differentiating) lessons in secondary school classes where everything is driven by the needs of an examination system. This idea, that there are multiple incarnations of differentiation, I find quite helpful.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 20, 12:40 PM
Dennis T OConnor's insight: Seeking ways to differentiate instruction in your classroom? Look here for quality outsources on a complex topic. Ferlazzo's "power-packed line-up" of guest responders speak to the issue. Additionally you'll find a compilation of Best Resources on the subject.
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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Education Technology | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide

Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide | Education Technology | Scoop.it
How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, March 11, 10:39 PM

This is a great resource that explains the "why" of curation and the importance of why Teachers should curate as well as develop the skill of curation with their students, the managers of future digital content.

ozziegontang's curator insight, March 14, 6:39 PM

Helping Chairs help their members gather what they need to know.

Lauren Anstey's curator insight, March 31, 1:06 PM

A 5-step guide to digital curation.

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.

 

In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.

 

Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."


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Emily Kate Hardy's curator insight, February 27, 11:35 PM

Inquiry Learning isn't something I do that often.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 28, 2:30 AM

Many of these app are also available for Android - Dropbox, Evernote, Skype, all Google apps obviously etc. 

Mick Huiet's curator insight, March 15, 2:06 AM

This is a very logical organization of apps.  It would be interesting to compares other schools or districts app usage in this manner.

 

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11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads - Class Tech Tips

11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads - Class Tech Tips | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"The iPad is a great tool for accessing and creating content.  Teachers can also use this device to collect and organize student work.  Here are a few ways you can turn your iPad into an assessment tool:"


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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, February 14, 6:08 PM

My paperless dream. My school is a long ways away, but I try to chip away a little at a time.

Profesor Mills's curator insight, February 15, 4:32 AM

A good collection of assessment tools. Assessment pad looks good

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Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 2 | iPad Insight

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 2 | iPad Insight | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"This is Part 2 of my rundown on Coding with Your Kids on an iPad. Part 1 http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-in-education-2/apps-to-get-your-kids-coding-on-the-ipad-part-1/ highlighted iPad apps that teach younger children the concepts behind programming. The following apps take these concepts further and introduce different elements to learning how to code. These apps are suitable for children aged 10-18 (or beyond!)."

 


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A Guide to the iPad in Primary Education - iLearn2

A Guide to the iPad in Primary Education - iLearn2 | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"A Guide to the iPad in Primary Education is an illustrated reference book to guide teachers through using the iPad successfully within the Primary Curriculum. Written by Adam Foster, an experienced Primary School Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, the eBook is divided into chapters covering:

 

- Management of iPads.
- Maximising the iPad's camera.
- Teaching with the iPad.
- iPad Workflows and Pupil Examples.
- Film-making, screen-casting and eBook creation.
- Early Years and more.

The book also includes over 40 minutes of video tutorials and many classroom based ideas for all year groups."


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Computers Are The Future, But Does Everyone Need To Code?

Computers Are The Future, But Does Everyone Need To Code? | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Just because you drive a car doesn't mean you have to be an auto mechanic. Are computers different?

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John Rudkin's curator insight, February 3, 3:42 AM

Agree.  Sorry, I agree that the question should be asked.

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5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"There are times when taking a note in a written format is not a practical option. You might for instance be attending a lecture or a conference or you might simply prefer to listen to your recorded notes instead of reading them, in these cases apps such as the ones below are what you will use for audio note taking. While keeping the basic note taking features, all of these apps are fantastic for recording notes and adding audio to your notes. I invite you to check out the selection I have below and share with us what you thin about it."


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Genie Alva's comment, January 30, 1:43 PM
Thank you very much John Evans!
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 3, 11:55 PM

Useful ideas

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 6:18 PM

Useful tools for those students who aren't big writers or need support with writing. 

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THE DARK by Lemony Snicket (illustrated by Jon Klassen) - YouTube

The new picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket, and illustrated by 2013 Caldecott Medal winner Jon Klassen. http://LB-Kids.com...
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Love this book.  It is a 2014 Sakura Picture book nominee.

 

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S.O.S. for Information Literacy

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How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL

How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL | Education Technology | Scoop.it

This is a common concern of teachers who are new to project-based learning. Things can appear to be going smoothly -- students have been engaged by the project, they've been learning content and skills, they've been busy and meeting deadlines -- but their thinking is not as in-depth and their final products not as polished as they should be. If this is your experience, it's time to ask yourself some questions:


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lalita pradeep's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:55 PM

wow...gr8.....

Michaela Vila's curator insight, February 13, 11:48 AM

Great checklist for PBL and has a great link to 8 PBL essentials! 

Ashleigh Sweetman's curator insight, February 20, 11:42 AM

I loved this Edutopia article! It answered many of the questions I have as a future teacher about project-based learning. I am really interested in how to find out whether or not the students are engaged in the project. If they are not engaged, how do teachers alter their projects to make all students engaged?  I feel that project-based learning is extremely beneficial for students inside and outside of the classroom.  This article will be really helpful in my future classroom when I begin to have trouble managing my students' project-based learning.

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The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources

The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources | Education Technology | Scoop.it
This is a multidisciplinary guide on evaluating research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web.

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Heard of this before.  I must check out what CRAAP stands for and see if I can use it with my students.

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terrymc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:11 AM

A handy mnemonic if ever there was.

MarkgHolloway's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:32 AM

Brilliantly named framework.  Glad I didn't see it in time to recommend to Yifan for her dissertation!

carldowse's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:33 AM

A checklist to help trainers (and learners) think critically about online resources

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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | Education Technology | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 2:23 PM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 2:02 PM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-)) 

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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is a powerful productivity suite with an increasing potential in education. From storing documents to creating stunning presentations and drawings, Google Drive empowers you with the necessary tools to enhance your productivity and augment your workflow.  I have been sharing several guides and materials on how teachers can tap into the power of this platform and this section aggregates all I have shared in this regard so far."


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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, March 11, 10:06 AM

Great suggestions on how students can use Google Docs

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 12, 2:28 AM
9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive
Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:51 PM

I've still got a few things to teach my class but we are getting there.

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Teaching With Primary Sources on iPads - iPad Apps for School

Teaching With Primary Sources on iPads - iPad Apps for School | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The National Archives Experience's Docs Teach interactive tools center and is my favorite teaching tool from the National Archives. The free Docs Teach iPad app allows your students to access and c...

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Dropbox vs Google Drive, Which Should You Choose?

Dropbox vs Google Drive, Which Should You Choose? | Education Technology | Scoop.it
It is a shootout of the heavyweights, Dropbox vs Google Drive! (#Dropbox vs Google #Drive, Which Should You Choose? http://t.co/9hup8hxcAE)
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15 Great Timeline Creation Web Tools and iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Great Timeline Creation Web Tools and iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"The possibilities for the use of timeline tools in the class are endless. Whether you want to teach salient historical incidents, chronological order of events, or explain a developmental process in biology or simply outline the major learning curves for the year, timeline creation tools are the ideal platforms to implement."


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20 best iPad art apps for painting and sketching | iPad | Creative Bloq

20 best iPad art apps for painting and sketching | iPad | Creative Bloq | Education Technology | Scoop.it
When the iPad first launched it was pegged squarely as a media consumption device. To create professional art and design, you'd still need a fully-fledged laptop or desktop system running a full-fat operating system like Mac OS or Windows.

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Linda Bonvillain's curator insight, February 3, 9:39 AM

Really cool art apps for teachers and students.

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Making the Most of ICT – what the research tells us - ICT in Education -

Making the Most of ICT – what the research tells us - ICT in Education - | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"Steve Moss looks at what the educational research says about how to maximise the impact of ICT on learning."


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Jose Pietri's curator insight, February 2, 2:33 PM

To review witht he LEC team at Paris.

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How Can We Maximize the Potential of Learning Apps? - Mind/Shift

How Can We Maximize the Potential of Learning Apps? - Mind/Shift | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"The following is an excerpt from the book The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis.

 

Let’s dive directly into the world of educational apps. Our survey suggests that the majority — one might even say, the vast majority — of educational apps encourage pursuit of the goals and means of traditional education by digital means. They constitute convenient, neat, sometimes even seductive pathways to accomplish what were already goals in an earlier era: mastering concepts, learning arithmetical operations, identifying geographical locations or historical figures or key biological or chemical or physical processes. We could dub them “digital textbooks” or “lectures” or “pre-programmed educational conversations.” Decades ago, major behaviorist B. F. Skinner called for teaching machines that would automate the traditional classroom, allow students to proceed at their own rate, provide positive feedback on correct answers, and either repeat a missed item or present that item via another pathway. Those sympathetic to Skinner’s brand of psychology and to its associated educational regimen would easily recognize many apps today and would likely nod in approval at their slick, seductive interfaces."


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Magrittes Marvelous Hat Book Trailer - YouTube

A bright and buoyant sneak preview of a very surreal children's picture book by author/illustrator D. B. Johnson (Henry Hikes to Fitchburg). Magritte's Marve...
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Love this 2014 Sakura Picture book nominee as well!  It is going to be hard to choose.

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

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Choosing Which Web Tools Are Right for You

Choosing Which Web Tools Are Right for You | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Lack of availability isn’t what holds many teachers back from incorporating digital elements in their classrooms. In fact, many have the opposite problem: They’re overwhelmed by too many options.


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Really.  We have the technology but what is important to teach kids and when do we need to use technology?

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:52 AM

Always looking

Glori Hinck's curator insight, October 10, 2013 10:07 PM

Tips for staying on top of the latest and greatest web tools without becoming overwhelmed

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:17 AM

Handig overzicht voor starters op het gebied van TechTools In het onderwijs.

en, eh, voor mij ook...

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When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom

When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom | Education Technology | Scoop.it

We’d had enough technology, and now it was time to re-engage as a class. Clearly, the iMacs had become a deterrent to learning rather than a catalyst, so it was time to re-group. Would I recommend the above strategy to middle or high school students?


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Sounds interesting in today's world where technology seems to be pushing everything.

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Josh Harris's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:36 PM

Never lose sight of the human connections; don't be afraid to get back to basics. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:55 PM

Really interesting article about ensuring the learning is at the forefront, not the technology. When should we get the tech out of the way?

The Rice Process's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:42 AM

Great article.  Finding the right balance is the key.