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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool (including TeachThought’s favorite), and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom.


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EduCore - Tools for Teaching the Common Core - ASCD

EduCore - Tools for Teaching the Common Core - ASCD | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

ASCD has launched EduCore, a new, free digital tool to help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and literacy. Funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, EduCore is a repository of resources for teachers that includes strategies, videos, and supporting documents for implementing CCSS in math and literacy.

EduCore's Math Tools channel currently provides over 20 formative assessment math lessons and videos, including problem-solving and content-development formative assessments, aimed at the middle and high school level. The lessons were developed by the Shell Centre and cover subjects such as solving linear equations in two variables and apply angle theorems. EduCore also includes lesson plans, student materials, PowerPoint slides, and other materials to help teachers implement the CCSS math curriculum in their classrooms.

EduCore's Literacy Tools channel currently provides templates, developed by the Literacy Design Collaborative, for teaching argumentation, informational, and narrative writing at the middle and high school level. Teachers can customize the templates according to the reading and writing assignments they give their students, as well as the content they want their students to address.

EduCore also provides videos to teach the teachers how to create templates for their own CCSS-based modules. Teachers who register on the EduCore site can also use additional features, such as saving searches, organizing tools, and annotating resources.

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Physion - Physics Simulation Software

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Physion is a Physics simulation software for creating interactive physics simulations and educational experiments.
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The Periodic Table of Videos - University of Nottingham

The Periodic Table of Videos - University of Nottingham | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Short videos about every element on the periodic table, plus other cool experiments and chemistry stuff...


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Educators Need to Discuss and Learn…? by @tomwhitby

Educators Need to Discuss and Learn…? by @tomwhitby | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

What is different about: communication, collaboration, collection of information, critical thinking, and creation from 20, 50 or 100 years ago? Obviously, the function, and purpose of those skills remains the same, so what is different? Why are we being told our students need better preparation in these skills? If we have always taught these skills before with success, what makes it different now?

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3 good ideas on using Google docs from someone who's implemented using docs district-wide.

3 good ideas on using Google docs from someone who's implemented using docs district-wide. | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
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6 Great Platforms Where Students Share Book Reviews and Reading Recommendations

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6 Great Platforms Where Students Share Book Reviews and Reading Recommendations


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Infographic: Technology in The Classroom: What Teachers Want

Infographic: Technology in The Classroom: What Teachers Want | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

"Today as I was goign through my feeds I came across this awesome infographic from PBS Learning Media and which was featured in one of the posts on edtech magazine. The infographic is a survey that investigates and provides interesting facts about how teachers embrace technology in their learning and teaching."


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The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. In example to surprise friends and coworkers, send a birthday greeting or to give your next blog entry a special look.


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Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - Gapminder.org

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - Gapminder.org | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.


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Amr Salah's comment, August 27, 2012 10:29 AM
I have the pleasure to brief you on our Data Visualization software
"Trend Compass".

TC is a new concept in viewing statistics & trends in an animated way
by displaying in one chart 5 axis (X, Y, Time, Bubble size & Bubble
color) instead of just the traditional X and Y axis. Discover trends
hidden in spreadsheets. It could be used in analysis, research,
presentation etc. In different business sectors, to name a few we
have Deutsche Bank, NBC Universal, RIM, Vanguard Institutional
Investor, Ipsos, Princeton University as our clients.

Link on Drilling feature (Parent/Child) - Just double-click on any bubble:
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/drilling/

NBC presentation on TED using Trend Compass exported Videos on CNN
Money/Fortune:
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/12/21/from-laughing-to-judging-in-fifty-years-the-evolution-of-televised-emotion/

Link on our new Geographical Trend Compass (Earthquake in Japan - Mag
vs Depth vs Time):
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/japan-earthquake

Link on Ads Monitoring on TV Satellite Channels.
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/tv-monitor/

Link on UK Master Card vs Visa performance :
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/mastercard_vs_visa/

Links on Funds:
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/best_exchange_traded_funds/
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/us_insurance_funds/
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/aaim_fund_performance/

Link on other KPIs :
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/hospital_performance/

Link on Chile's Earthquake (Feb 27th 2010):
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/EarthQuakeinChile/
Link on weather data :
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/aims/

Bank link to compare Deposits, Withdrawals and numbers of Customers
for different branches over time:
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/bank-trx/

Misc Examples :
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/airline/
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/stockmarket1/
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/football/
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/swinefludaily/
http://www.epicsyst.com/test/v2/babyboomers/

Princeton University project on US unemployment :
http://www.epicsyst.com/main3.swf

A video presentation by Professor Alan Krueger Bendheim Professor of
Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and currently
Chief Economist at the US Treasury:
http://epicsyst.com/trendcompass/princeton.aspx?home=1

You can download a trial version. It has a feature to export
EXE,PPS,HTML and AVI files. The most impressive is the AVI since you
can record Audio/Video for the charts you create.

http://www.epicsyst.com/TrendCompass/FreeVersion/TrendCompassv1.2.2.zip

Video on Trend Compass:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzDCGB8xBq4&feature=related

Since we already develop 3D Virtual Reality applications, please find
below a link on a prototype for a new 3D VR Trend Compass application:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueqULRUvikg&feature=related

Regards.

Amr Salah
Trend Compass Team
Epic Systems
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Gamification In The Classroom: How (And Why) One Teacher Did It | Edudemic

Gamification In The Classroom: How (And Why) One Teacher Did It | Edudemic | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Interesting short article about a Math teacher who used the idea of "gamification" - setting up learing like a game with levels for mastery - in her classroom.


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Visualizing Pi

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Education (Visualizing Pi http://t.co/oKSyVo6L #math #Pi #numbers...)...  Thought the Math folks might like this!


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Late Nite Labs | Science Labs Online

Late Nite Labs | Science Labs Online | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Interesting virtual interactive Lab site for Science.  Free for teachers.  There is a cost for students.  Take a look Science Dept.

 

This is another website which has a great potential in education. As its name suggests, it is a platform that offers more than 100 interactive lab simulations for secondary and higher education. It also enables teachers to have their own accounts where to assign, assess and organize lab courses.

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What if You Flipped Your Faculty Meetings?| The Committed Sardine

What if You Flipped Your Faculty Meetings?| The Committed Sardine | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Dear Principals,

I've got a professional challenge for you: I want you to flip every faculty meeting during the 2012-2013 school year.

Doing so would be a breeze, I bet. You could!  


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On the Shoulders of Giants: Two Common Core Blunders To Avoid--and How to Do It

On the Shoulders of Giants: Two Common Core Blunders To Avoid--and How to Do It | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
We all have heard that the Common Core ELA Standards specify more non fiction reading skills... Excellent advice on how to do this without losing other important elements of curriculum.
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The Official Site of Music for History Class

The Official Site of Music for History Class | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Our History department may find some of these songs / videos fun!


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Get The Math

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Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers.


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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory

How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

By Suzie Boss The following suggestions for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces come from Bringing Innovation to School"

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Don't Confuse Transmission of Information through Technology With Teaching

Don't Confuse Transmission of Information through Technology With Teaching | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

"As we think about the future of education, we need to sharpen our understanding of what education is and what educators do. Education is often compared to two other industries upended by the Internet: journalism and publishing. This is a serious error. Education is not the transmission of information or ideas. Education is the training needed to make use of information and ideas. As information breaks loose from bookstores and libraries and floods onto computers and mobile devices, that training becomes more important, not less."


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Welcome to the Inside Mathematics Website

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Welcome to Inside Mathematics, a professional learning community for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance.

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50 Best Blogs for Special Ed Teachers (Updated) - Online Universities

50 Best Blogs for Special Ed Teachers (Updated) - Online Universities | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

List of Blog sites Special Ed Teachers may want to check out.  Read through this updated list to find resources that will help you teach, learn, and grow right alongside your special ed students.

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25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online | Ace Online Schools

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online  | Ace Online Schools | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

25 websites featuring awesome virtual learning experiences.

 

Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to ana


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10 Excellent Alternatives to PowerPoint

10 Excellent Alternatives to PowerPoint | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

10 very good alternatives to Powerpoint.  I used Vuvox, SlideRocket and Prezi last year in my classroom and the students loved them!  

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Free Technology for Teachers: GeoGebra Releases Two Chrome Web Apps

These might be worth a look for use in the Google Chrome Browser or on the new google Chromebooks.


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Why Teachers Want Technology [Infographic]

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Survey says educators view ed tech as a motivational tool.
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Mathew's curator insight, December 12, 2012 10:51 AM

My thoughts: I agree that teachers need to use technology more in class. But the teachers need to be trained in the use of the technology so they can teacher the class and how to use the technology. Because most teachers these days can’t use the computers and the other technology they have and that’s because they haven’t been trained or taught in how to use the technology. Also having technology and things that are more fun for the students will help them learn and make them want to come to school each day to learn. Right now school and classes are boring so having something different would help a bunch and it would make us want to learn and want to come to school. Also I think that if each kid was given a laptop for their entire school career that would help kids learn and it would also help them get their homework done and projects done on time. Some kids once they leave school they don’t have access to a computer so they can’t do their homework at home. But if they had a laptop they could start the homework and school and then when they get home they already have the worked start and they can work at it at home. Also sometimes if you start a project at school you can’t always get it home but if you had a laptop you could have it at home and be able to work on it and get it done for class the next day.