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Word Sense

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Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words. Explore word meanings and relationships.

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a great digital tool in a time of shrinking vocab

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 11, 2013 3:05 PM

A nice tool for learners, writiers and teachers. Creative!!

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:29 PM

Looks like a great tool to use when you're looking for that specific word you can describe but can't remember.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:11 PM
What a great tool for students to use in their writing.
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Improving Critical Thinking With a Simple 5-Step Process [Video] by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

Improving Critical Thinking With a Simple 5-Step Process [Video] by Lee Watanabe-Crockett | english teaching | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

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Encarna Llamas's curator insight, January 27, 4:42 AM
simple
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Mejorar el pensamiento crítico con un simple proceso de 5 pasos para [Vídeo] por Lee Watanabe-Crockett
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New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News

New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News | english teaching | Scoop.it
Fake news, unreliable websites, viral posts—you would think students who have grown up with the internet would easily navigate it all, but according to a study done by Stanford researchers, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Researchers describe the results of the study done on middle school, high school and college students across the country as “bleak.” Students were asked to judge advertisements, social media, video and photographic evidence, news reports and websites. Though researchers thought they were giving students simple tasks, they say that “in every case and at every level, we were taken aback by students’ lack of preparation.”

As if that weren’t bad enough, researchers go on to say, “At present, we worry that democracy is threatened by the ease at which disinformation about civic issues is allowed to spread and flourish.”

So what can educators do about the spread of fake news and our students’ inability to recognize when they have been fooled? Lesson plans that explicitly address the new media literacy and task students to be responsible consumers and disseminators of news are a good place to start.

Here are eight things that students need to know about fake news and the new media literacy:

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Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, January 25, 2:34 AM
Backed up by research. Bookmarked!
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#Fake #News, #Alternative #Facts and #Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of #Truth @jenniferlagarde

#Fake #News, #Alternative #Facts and #Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of #Truth @jenniferlagarde | english teaching | Scoop.it

"Let's be clear, there's no such thing as "alternative facts."

The same fact can be used by different people to support alternative opinions, but the facts don't change. Different people can use the same facts to emphasize alternative ideas or to inform different theories, but the facts remain the same. Facts are non-partisan. Facts alone are neutral. It's what we do with them that becomes controversial.

That said, there's a not so old saying that goes "we are drowning in information, but starving for knowledge." (Note: the fact that this saying is attributed to at least 5 different people when I do a quick search for the author is an irony that has not escaped me, but I digress). These days, getting answers to your questions is just about the easiest thing in the world. Getting the right answer is more challenging. Librarians (and Neil Gaiman) have known this for years, but one thing is certain, in the information age, discerning fact from fiction is THE "21st century skill."


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Jeroen Clemens's curator insight, January 28, 4:13 AM
very important task for education
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 30, 2:48 AM
Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth
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What is a Global Digital Citizen and Why Does the World Need Them?

What is a Global Digital Citizen and Why Does the World Need Them? | english teaching | Scoop.it
The Global Digital Citizen understands that we can govern technology for the benefit of both ourselves and others. It is a citizen that views the world as an interconnected community. Additionally, they realize we simultaneously share technological and human experiences regardless of culture, status, or political/religious beliefs.

So we define the best assets of the Global Digital Citizen using 5 tenets.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 16, 3:53 PM

Interesante artículo sobre que es un ciudadano global digital y porque es importante.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 19, 2:20 PM
Un article intéressant qui dessine les contours du futur citoyen du monde et qui donne quelques pistes pour l'introduire dans l'enseignement.
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Three Ways to Create Image-based Formative Assessments

Three Ways to Create Image-based Formative Assessments | english teaching | Scoop.it
Three Ways to Create Image-based Formative Assessments

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6 Reasons & Tools for Exploring Digital Storytelling

6 Reasons & Tools for Exploring Digital Storytelling | english teaching | Scoop.it
Here are 6 great reasons to begin exploring digital storytelling in your classroom along with some suggestions for tools to get you started.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, December 4, 2016 12:59 PM
Some of these are a bit basic, but all can potentially be helpful to you guys in your courses.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 5, 2016 6:10 AM
De bonnes idées pour faire facilement des animations jolies au lieu des Powerpoint standards.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 6, 2016 1:33 AM

Lucid post, presenting interesting data. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in education in business, please visit http://blogwgs.tumblr.com/  

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Celebrate Star Wars Reads With A Little Making This Year!

Celebrate Star Wars Reads With A Little Making This Year! | english teaching | Scoop.it
We love Star Wars in our house.  The stories, characters and movies are the best and keep us excited and coming back for more.  

There is a day dedicated to Star Wars and ties in another one of our favorite things....Reading!  

It is called Star Wars Reads!  

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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | english teaching | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 25, 2016 2:18 AM
Extremely useful stuff! Do not miss it. Lots of things to engage our pupils!
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 26, 2016 8:29 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 28, 2016 6:27 PM
Free, densely-packed lesson plans using video clips from popular Hollywood features and science documentaries. 
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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Sites and Apps for Vocabulary and Spelling Practice

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Sites and Apps for Vocabulary and Spelling Practice | english teaching | Scoop.it
Last night I watched the conclusion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. A recap of the finals is available on the Associated Press YouTube channel. Like many others who watched the finals, I have to admit that there were some new-to-me words in the final rounds. That reminded me that I have a bunch of sites and apps in my archives that can help students learn new vocabulary words and practice spelling new words.

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Tools for Differentiating Instruction in PBL

Tools for Differentiating Instruction in PBL | english teaching | Scoop.it
Differentiate the content, process, and product of your PBL lessons with tools and practices like Learning Profile Cards, narrative feedback, and design thinking.

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The Danger of a Single Story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 26, 2015 1:23 PM

To gain a global perspective inherently requires understanding multiple perspectives.  Africa is frequently portrayed as 'the other' but also homogenized within a single narrative that 'flattens' truth.  How can we teach and learn about other places in a way that develops geographic empathy and shows the many stories of that can belong to any one place? 


Tags: Africa, perspective, TED.

Hailan Yu's curator insight, December 4, 2015 9:23 AM

To gain a global perspective inherently requires understanding multiple perspectives.  Africa is frequently portrayed as 'the other' but also homogenized within a single narrative that 'flattens' truth.  How can we teach and learn about other places in a way that develops geographic empathy and shows the many stories of that can belong to any one place? 

 

Tags: Africa, perspective, TED.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, December 13, 2015 9:41 PM

The broad paint brush that we paint over Africa as a place of poverty, underdevelopment and lack of education  is just mind blowing. The story that Ms. Adichie told about her life was very interesting and fascinating at the same time. It seems like she grew up from well off household, reading English books and having a normal life. However, when she went over aboard to U.S she experienced a culture shock of how people generalized Africa as a whole continent without any diversity. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Health & Fitness Apps for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Health & Fitness Apps for Students | english teaching | Scoop.it
A few years ago my school district received a grant to purchase exercise and sports equipment used in lifelong fitness activities like biking and snowshoeing. Part of the grant also went to developing programs to get people involved in lifelong fitness activities. I was reminded of this today as a new session of fitness classes kicks-off at the high school this evening. Further, I was reminded of some fitness and health apps designed to help students understand healthy diet and exercise choices.

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10 Clever Tricks for Adding Text to Images

10 Clever Tricks for Adding Text to Images | english teaching | Scoop.it
Presentation Design Tips - Learn 10 ways to creatively add text to images. These cool PowerPoint tricks will get your audience excited and ready for action

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, September 2, 2015 9:14 AM

Here are some great tips for creating those Presentation Slides.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, September 14, 2015 5:34 PM

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BBC offers free 360 Video from around the world - via Class Tech Tips

BBC offers free 360 Video from around the world - via Class Tech Tips | english teaching | Scoop.it
Looking for a clip to send home to students or want to connect a video link for a QR code scavenger hunt? Educational 360 videos are worth exploring!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 31, 3:37 PM
Bonne idée !
Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 2, 4:55 PM
Includes a link to free starter guide, for those wishing to explore how they might use this attention grabbing format with students.
António Maneira's curator insight, February 5, 10:31 AM
New Media New ways of telling stories! New Learning approach!
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The Need for Media Literacy in the Age of ‘Fake News’

The Need for Media Literacy in the Age of ‘Fake News’ | english teaching | Scoop.it
In an article about the Stanford study, the Wall Street Journal talks to parents and educators who have their kids use search engines that censor websites they deem inappropriate, and those who bar their children from using social media to protect them from false information. But are those methods sustainable as kids get older? Some educators and journalists say they don’t get to the root of the issue.

“The fake news problem we’re facing isn’t just about articles gaining traffic from Facebook timelines or Google search results,” writes online journalist Kyle Chayka at the Verge. “It’s also an issue of news literacy—a reader’s ability to discern credible news.”

Digital literacy education can equip young people with the tools they need to better navigate online resources and take advantage of the internet as a tool for learning.

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Peergrade.io - Better feedback for your students

Peergrade.io - Better feedback for your students | english teaching | Scoop.it
Peergrade is an online software application that allows teachers to easily create peer assessment sessions, monitor student performance and create a better learning experience for students.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 17, 3:02 AM
an interesting tool for students to grade and comment peers products
 
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Peergrade.io - Better feedback for your students
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 17, 10:50 AM
This looks promising. It has LMS integrations in the pro version, which is critically important if you want to adopt institution-wide. 
 
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8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology | english teaching | Scoop.it

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 13, 8:41 AM
Excellent resources for young researchers within a 21st Century teaching and learning environments. I suggest they add Zotero to the list.
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NASA Is Giving Away 14 High Resolution Posters to Download and Use in Class for Free

NASA Is Giving Away 14 High Resolution Posters to Download and Use in Class for Free | english teaching | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 23, 2016 10:57 AM
Take a look. Free is a good way to inspire kids to STEM.
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Exploiting Infographics

Exploiting Infographics | english teaching | Scoop.it

This ebook was designed with English language teachers in mind but should have some value for any teacher who is interested in developing their students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills.
The book contains a wide range of suggested activities for both the creation and exploitation of infographics in the classroom.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 28, 2016 1:33 AM

My latest book in the Digital Classrooms Series.

Leonard R Williams's curator insight, September 28, 2016 11:51 AM
Operator Interface Programming - designed for programmers, operators and application designers, who work with QuickPanel+ Operator Interface that is programmed using Proficy View; tasked at developing, modifying and maintaining Operator Interface Applications.
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In a Slump: 7 Best Writer Sources To Spark Creativity - Where Writers Win

In a Slump: 7 Best Writer Sources To Spark Creativity - Where Writers Win | english teaching | Scoop.it
Our thanks to guest contributor Alicia Honeycutt for this post. Do you feel like your creativity has taken a back seat? Do you want to awaken that dormant creative spirit within you? Do you feel like your creativity needs a

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16 Habits of Mind

16 Habits of Mind | english teaching | Scoop.it

This site aims to provide students and teachers with information and ideas to assist them apply the Habits of Mind. Each of the sixteen habits is presented along with information on when to use each habit and strategies to make the process easy. Each page includes a short video that demonstrates the Habit of Mind and could be used as a starting point for discussion.


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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 31, 2016 5:08 PM
An interesting and useful resource fro developing habits of mind.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 5, 2016 7:42 AM
This can be incorporated into a 21 Century metacognitive learning strategy.
Laurie Halt's curator insight, June 5, 2016 2:20 PM

Excellent Resource

 

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WordMover

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A digital fridge magnet app.


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Nice free tool to get students playing with wordss and syntax.

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Erin Bouma's curator insight, March 21, 2016 12:58 AM

Nice free tool to get students playing with wordss and syntax.

Isabel García's curator insight, March 24, 2016 4:34 AM

Nice free tool to get students playing with wordss and syntax.

Clairelouise's curator insight, April 1, 2016 6:50 PM

Nice free tool to get students playing with wordss and syntax.

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The memory of a river

The memory of a river | english teaching | Scoop.it

"If you measure the contours of a river valley with Lidar (like radar with lasers), you get a beautiful map of all the historical river channels."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 29, 2015 6:39 PM

This particular image is fantastic for teaching about geomorphology and river systems.  Students can 'see' the historical layers of a meandering stream winding it's way across the landscape.  Here's a meandering stream image (Willamette River, Oregon) that shows the dynamism of fluvial processes quite nicely.

 

Tags physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

YEC Geo's curator insight, January 19, 2016 4:58 PM

Very impressive.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, January 29, 2016 3:42 AM

For the beauty of this picture. Follow the link to see the ancient courses of Mississippi River, I had once the idea to draw maps of the lower course of the Loue River in France not in a scientific purpose, but just for a kind of fractal art.

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Create Your Own Comic

Create Your Own Comic | english teaching | Scoop.it
Marvel.com is the source for Marvel comics, digital comics, comic strips, and more featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men and all your favorite superheroes.

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carmen campos's curator insight, December 13, 2015 8:12 AM

EAsy to use!

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, December 15, 2015 7:28 PM

drag, drop, create own dialogue

Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 20, 2016 1:48 AM

כלי ליצירה של קטעי קומיקס עם גיבורי מארוול.

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17 apps and web tools to help you write a better research paper - Daily Genius

17 apps and web tools to help you write a better research paper - Daily Genius | english teaching | Scoop.it
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Any college student eventually comes up against that academic kryptonite: the dreaded research paper. Most students consider it a necessary evil, but research papers are actually a very effective way to hone research and writing skills. These are important things to have in any profession, especially if you are into science, and it does help your personal development.

Editor’s note: Antonio helps you walk through each step of the research paper process – links to the 17 apps and web tools are highlighted within each step.

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AustenyWoolf's curator insight, December 4, 2015 1:58 PM

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