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The Good Writer's Kit: Researcy (From National Geographic)

Love the pdf's with examples


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Download our free guide: 50 Apps for Teachers

Download our free guide: 50 Apps for Teachers | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
Want to enhance and streamline your curriculum? We've got 50 apps for teachers that will help you do it!

(seems worth it--some I hadn't heard of)


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Results from the first NAEP computer-based writing assessment

Results from the first NAEP computer-based writing assessment | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it


-About 27 percent of students perform at or above the Proficient level at both grades
-About 80 percent of students perform at or above the Basic level at both grades
-Female students score higher than male students at both grades


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A Presentation App That Forces You To Tell Better Stories

A Presentation App That Forces You To Tell Better Stories | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
While you’re probably not guilty of mucking up complex geopolitical strategy with your bad slides, chances are you’ve made some crappy ones--or, at the very least, been subjected to some--at one point or another. So the appeal of Haiku Deck, a free app for the iPad, should be clear. As founder Adam Tratt explained to me: "We wanted to make it impossible to create ugly [slides]."

 

The app, as its name suggests, is all about brevity, enabling users to make clean, concise slide shows--or decks--with a heavily streamlined feature set. Using it is fiendishly simple: You enter a few keywords of text onto a slide, and the app searches a database of over 35 million Creative Commons images that suit your subject. If your text says "Fierce Dedication," you might get an artful shot of a tiger or a football team to use as the slide’s background (though you can always use a photo of your own). Finding that compelling image for you, Tratt says, is one of Haiku Deck’s key achievements. "People spend a ton of time doing this manually … so we thought we could really delight our users if we made the process just happen automagically, and then embed the Creative Commons attribution right in the deck."


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PicMonkey

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PicMonkey is a free online photo editor that says Booyah! to whatever your creative heart desires. Basic editing all the way to advanced stuff like cloning, touch-up and eye-gasmic effects. Groovy overlays, textures, and frames.
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10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

"An alternative title for this list might be, '10 Things a 21st Century School Leader Will Not Do to Discourage Teachers from Engaging in the Use of Technology.'"


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Learning and Teaching with iPads: Evernote - digital portfolios in our schools

Learning and Teaching with iPads: Evernote - digital portfolios in our schools | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

"This post highlights the use in our school of Evernote as digital portfolios capturing; learning, observations and anecdotal evidence that can be used for feedback, assessment and sharing of student work among teachers, students and parents."


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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

"Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition.

While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection"


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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:16 AM

How can you harness an Ipad to enhance learning, it needs some thought planning and creativity...

Intriguing Networks's comment, July 1, 2013 6:18 AM
Upto Ipad and Tablet aware Parents to push as well please!
Intriguing Networks's comment, July 1, 2013 6:18 AM
Upto Ipad and Tablet aware Parents to push as well please!
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Crash Course (YouTube) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Crash Course (YouTube) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

Crash Course[1] is an educational YouTube channel[2][3][4][5][6][7] started by Hank Green and John Green also known as the Vlogbrothers, part of YouTube's $100 million dollar original channel initiative. Hank Green teaches Biology and John Green teaches World History. Crash Course launched a preview on December 2, 2011. As of July 8, 2012 the CrashCourse YouTube channel has gained over 244k subscribers and over 8.2 million video views, mostly coming from the world history segments.[8]

Contents

1 Crash Course World History1.1 Crash Course World History Episodes

2 Crash Course Biology2.1 Crash Course Biology Episodes

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NMC Horizon Report :: 2012 K-12 Edition

The 2012 K-12 Horizon Report is here!Download your copy on the Horizon EdTech Weekly app for iPad and iPhone at go.nmc.org/app...
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Twiplomacy | Visual.ly

Twiplomacy | Visual.ly | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

Twiplomacy is the first-ever global study of world leaders on Twitter. via Joyce Valenza

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Harvard Education Letter

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In a recent survey, William Schmidt, a University Distinguished Professor of education at Michigan State University, found some good news and bad news for supporters of the Common Core State Standards. The good news was that the vast majority of teachers have read the Standards and nearly all like them. The bad news was that about 80 percent of mathematics teachers said the Standards were “pretty much the same” as their current state standards.

Those teachers might want to take a closer look. While the Common Core State Standards share many features and concepts with existing standards, the new standards also represent a substantial departure from current practice in a number of respects. Here are nine important differences:

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The Middle School Conundrum - Room for Debate

The Middle School Conundrum  - Room for Debate | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
What's better for preteens and young teenagers: A Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade School or a Middle School Environment?
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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) – From Tom on Edudemic | Leading Change in Changing Times

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) – From Tom on Edudemic | Leading Change in Changing Times | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

...we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them.

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More Ways to Skin the Information Writing Cat

More Ways to Skin the Information Writing Cat | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
I certainly believe that, as teachers, we need to prepare students for the kinds of academic writing they’ll be asked to do as they move up the grades and into college by teaching them to wri...

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Everything Means A Lot To Me | Intrepid Teacher

Everything Means A Lot To Me | Intrepid Teacher | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

"This project grew organically from a quick exchange of ideas on Twitter.... How does this sort of collaborative interplay between photography, text and digital story telling help student writing?"


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Writing in College - A Short Guide to College Writing | University of Chicago

Writing in College - A Short Guide to College Writing | University of Chicago | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

By Joseph M. Williams and Lawrence McEnerney

Summary by The Scout Report

 

"The Little Red Schoolhouse writing course for graduate students and advanced undergraduates has been a staple offering at the University of Chicago for decades. Over the years, Lawrence McEnerney (Director of the University of Chicago Writing Program) and the late Professor Joseph M. Williams worked together to craft this fine guide to college writing. The guide was created with first and second year students at the University of Chicago in mind, but it can be used effectively with a wide range of students who wish to write clearly and concisely. The guide is divided into five sections, including "Some crucial differences between high school and college writing," "Preparing to write and drafting the paper," and "Revising the introduction and conclusion." An important section here is: "But what if you get stuck? A good solution and terrible solution," which discusses, among other things, how to avoid plagiarism. Throughout this work, the advice is sage, lucid, and well-intentioned. It is an indispensable resource for any and all persons who wish to succeed in becoming better writers in college."


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Susie's comment, September 25, 2012 3:32 PM
GREAT resource. My kids go to school there and I've heard him speak...brilliant!!
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Twitter for academic writing

Twitter for Academic WritingDaniel CraigSangmyung Universitydan@danielcraig.com@seouldaddy... via  Karen LaBonte

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3 Free Photo Tools for Author Bloggers — The Book Designer

3 Free Photo Tools for Author Bloggers — The Book Designer | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
3 Free Photo Tools for Author Bloggers describes Photopin, Free Online Photoeditor and Google Image Search...
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Are kids really motivated by technology? | SmartBlogs

As a guy who delivers two-day #edtech workshops during my breaks from full-time classroom teaching, I’m often asked the same questions again and again: H...
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Google Docs for Learning

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See the Glog!Bulletin Board: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students...
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'A Test You Need to Fail': A Teacher's Open Letter to Her 8th Grade Students

'A Test You Need to Fail': A Teacher's Open Letter to Her 8th Grade Students | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

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Are we serious about improving schools?

Are we serious about improving schools? | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
If you didn’t see this commentary by LZ Granderson, Why do school sports start before classes do,? on CNN then I strongly suggest reading it.  I believe in educating the whole child, so I rea...
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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development?

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development? | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers.

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An Education - Video Library - The New York Times

An Education - Video Library - The New York Times | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
Three American siblings attend an experimental school in Moscow where instruction is only in Russian and classes are videotaped to improve teaching.
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