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How to Manage an Online Student Discussion

How to Manage an Online Student Discussion | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"The concept of blended learning has gone viral on the Internet and in classrooms. For those who aren’t familiar, blended learning is a method that takes traditional in-class teaching and interlaces it with an online element. The beautiful thing about blended learning is that it prepares students to be a digital citizen, which is a must-have skill in a society full of technology. One vital element to digital citizenship, and what is considered to be a 21st century skill, is the ability to communicate effectively. To be a great conversationalist, students must learn the ability to participate in deep, authentic discussions, and learning to do so online is just as important as face-to-face dialogue."

 

Author of this post, Paul Smith, offers some thoughts and ideas of how to get authentic student discussion going online.


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Google Voice - Google Teacher Academy Resources

Google Voice - Google Teacher Academy Resources | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Here's a resource page rich in information about how to use Google Voice in education.

 

You'll find a number of videos, links to blogs, links to help pages, and list of suggestions about how to use this free tool to set up homework hotlines, gather scientific data, extend foreing language classes and spech classes. 

 

Clever Ideas provided by Lead Learners: Danny Silva, Cory Pavicich, & Henry "Hank" Thiele


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Writing Tips by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman & George Orwell

Writing Tips by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman & George Orwell | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Here’s one way to become a better writer. Listen to the advice of writers who earn their daily bread with their pens. During the past week, lists of writing commandments by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard (above) and William Safire have buzzed around Twitter. (Find our Twitter stream here.) So we decided to collect them and add tips from a few other veterans — namely, George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, and Neil Gaiman. Here we go:


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Intel 'The Chase' HTML5 Sequence

this short video is a great demonstration of web tools and narrative. Useful for English and Media classes.

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Fun English Games

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An English resources site with a large collection of games, worksheets, quizzes, videos and more. Find something wonderful to bring a buzz to your English lessons.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English


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Educreations | Great Free iPad App | Speak, Write, Draw, Animate, Record

Educreations | Great Free iPad App | Speak, Write, Draw, Animate, Record | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

From the website:

 

Educreations transforms your iPad into a recordable whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. It's as simple as touching, tapping and talking.

 

Our handwriting technology renders beautiful digital ink that looks even better than the real thing. Make a mistake? No problem, you can always undo and redo any of your actions.

 

Snap a photo with the iPad camera or choose one from your Photo Library or Dropbox.

 

Sketch your ideas in 10 beautiful colors as you talk through your lesson.

 

Need more space? Add as many pages as you like. You'll never run out of room.

 

Create amazing animations by touching your photos to move and resize them.

 

Explain a math formula, comment on a famous work of art or diagram some football plays.

 

Whatever it is that you want to teach, now you can do it from anywhere.

 

Finished lessons are hosted on educreations.com, where you can choose who is able to watch them. Send your lessons to friends, students or colleagues, or share them publicly on educreations.com and teach the world!


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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
How to create a community of learners. Reflective prompts for students, teacher and principals. Modeled on Bloom's approach to thinking.
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Tips for studying the school set text. - ABC Victoria - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Tips for studying the school set text. - ABC Victoria - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Plenty of parents feel a little intimidated in helping their children with their homework, especially some of the more complicated subjects where you can't for the life of you remember the maths o - Tips for studying the school set text.
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Alice

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This is a superb resource for making 3D storyboards and animations. The programme is a little complicated and is designed to be used by older children. It feels similar to Google SketchUp and it will have your class enthralled for hours with creative writing and animating fun. A large download, but worth it. href="http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams" rel="nofollow">http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams


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IF only » Choosing an Interactive Fiction game for use in the classroom

IF only » Choosing an Interactive Fiction game for use in the classroom | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Choosing the right IF game to use in a lesson for the first time is a very important decision – the students’ first impression can make or break...
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Apple's iBooks 2, iBooks Author: Bids to own publishing's future | LA Times

Apple's iBooks 2, iBooks Author: Bids to own publishing's future | LA Times | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Alongside Apple stating that iBooks 2 and textbooks on the iPad would reinvent the textbook as we know it, the iPad-maker announced Thursday that it would also attempt to reinvent book-making by way of an app called iBooks Author.The Apple-made app, available as a free download from the Mac App Store, (ideally) makes it easy to make books for the iPad. But together, iBooks 2 and iBooks Author are moves to capture the future of education and self-publishing, and to continue to build on the success Apple had under the late Steve Jobs.


"iBooks Author is also available today as a free download from the Mac App Store and lets anyone with a Mac create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books and more, and publish them to Apple's iBookstore," Apple said.


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‘Why Write Novels at All?’

‘Why Write Novels at All?’ | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Writers of the Franzen Generation have decided that the purpose of fiction is to make us feel less alone. Will that be enough to save the novel?
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History of the English Language (1943)

History of the English Language acts as an excellent layman's introduction to the origins of one of the most common languages on the planet, demonstrating ho..." for Australian teachers this is great for the Language strand of the new National Curriculum for year 10.


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Middle School and High School Collaboration Rubric

Middle School and High School Collaboration Rubric | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Developed by Karen Fraker in association with the University of Wisconson-Stout. May be used for self-assessment and peer feedback in face-to-face and online settings.


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Ty Martinez's comment, February 1, 2012 7:48 PM
This is for students IN middle or high schools. What I need is the same rubric for collaboration BETWEEN teachers of middle and high schools.
Jim Lerman's comment, February 1, 2012 11:09 PM
I have re-read the rubric and I think it applies equally well to teachers as well as students. Just my 2 cents. Certainly the domains, or categories, don't need to be changed. If you think the descriptors are not appropriate, feel free to modify them.
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Writing to Reed: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Writing and Writing Instruction on Reading | Harvard Education Review

Writing to Reed: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Writing and Writing Instruction on Reading | Harvard Education Review | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Reading is critical to students' success in and out of school. One potential means for improving students' reading is writing. In this meta-analysis of true and quasi-experiments, Graham and Herbert present evidence that writing about material read improves students' comprehension of it; that teaching students how to write improves their reading comprehension, reading fluency, and word reading; and that increasing how much students write enhances their reading comprehension. These findings provide empirical support for long-standing beliefs about the power of writing to facilitate reading.


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Lesson Blog - Ticking Mind Teacher Professional Development and Student Revision Programs

Lesson Blog - Ticking Mind Teacher Professional Development and Student Revision Programs | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Ticking Mind's weekly lesson blog is a practical chronicle of lesson ideas for secondary English teachers. The blog provides engaging lesson plans...
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DigiTales

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Bernajean Porter was named ISTE's Consultant of the Year not long ago for her national leadership in promoting story making through the use of digital media.

Her website, DigiTales.us, provides ideas, resources and inspiration for families, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, churches and everyone else ready to discover the power and magic of merging the art of storytelling with the enchantment of using digital tools.


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Inspire Any Student Writer With StoryBird

Inspire Any Student Writer With StoryBird | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

StoryBird is a web tool that allows students to use artists’ artwork to create a story book.  I have used this tool in the classroom to help reluctant 4th and 5th grade writers find motivation for creative writing. There are many applications for use, for example: creative writing, using art with spelling words to create a story, illustrating content areas in creative ways… the possibilities are endless!


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Writing Kit: An iPad Writing App That Puts References At Your Fingertips | Co.Design

Writing Kit: An iPad Writing App That Puts References At Your Fingertips | Co.Design | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Writing Kit’s approach is to make an app that combines a disparate set of capabilities into a single product. There’s a built-in browser and scratch pad for research and notes. It uses Markdown (with custom toolbars and a previewer to help editing). It integrates with Dropbox and TextExpander (Quang Do calls these "the 'standard requirements’ of new writing apps") along with a who’s who of services beloved by a certain kind of writer (Delicious, Pinboard, OmniFocus, Instapaper, to name a few).

"Writing Kit has all these tools, because I believe users already have their own workflow and wish to find an app that integrates their workflow into the writing task," Quang Do says. "It is so that you can 'unitask’: Focus on your writing, and nothing else."

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iPad’s lack of multi-tasking, saying that it was a focus machine ...

http://tomorrowmuseum.com/?p=1516

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Enter Writing Kit by developer Anh Quang Do:
http://getwritingkit.com/

 


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Four Corners 50 Years app for iPad - Four Corners

Four Corners 50 Years app for iPad - Four Corners | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
As part of Four Corners' 50th anniversary celebrations, the ABC has launched a free Four Corners 50 Years app for iPad, commemorating five decades of the ABC's flagship investigative news program, with a collection of groundbreaking stories and...
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Podium - A Podcasting Application for the Educational Market

Podium - A  Podcasting Application for the Educational Market | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Podium is a PC-based podcasting application, designed specifically for the education market. It is an easy-to-use piece of software that allows students of any age to create, edit and publish podcasts all from the same simple interface.
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Andrew McGivern's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:42 PM

Very cool... There are so many options for people to get started in podcasting.

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The textbook of tomorrow

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Infographic on the textbook of the future.
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Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

One of the things many people struggle with in social media are identity issues, and I am no different. Up until yesterday, my main Facebook entities included my personal profile and my fan page for Kikolani. While I love both of these, I found some problems with sharing links to posts I’ve done elsewhere. Specifically…

 

- Links I’ve posted to my personal profile lately haven’t gotten that much attention compared to plain status updates or photos.
- The fan page for this blog is focused on posts from this blog only. Fans didn’t sign up for posts from elsewhere.


So the solution was creating a new Facebook page. This page is specifically focused on my freelance writing and blogging as a whole so it can be a platform where I can share links to anything I have written anywhere...


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