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Stepping Up the Backchannel In the Classroom

Stepping Up the Backchannel In the Classroom | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Students need our guidance to use virtual platforms for ACADEMIC purposes. We can't rely on their "so called" native status to know how and what to do. Just a few years ago, no one had heard of "ba...

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"The purpose of using a Backchannel with students is multifold. From collaborative note taking, to curating information, capturing quotes, gathering and Linking resources, sharing notes and adding one’s own perspective to others."

 

This concept seems highly relevant in collaborative, technology infused, and student centered classes.

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Comparing Blended and Flipped Learning [INFOGRAPHIC]

Comparing Blended and Flipped Learning [INFOGRAPHIC] | Professional Development | Scoop.it

This infographic, from the Innovative Learning Institute, offers an excellent analysis of the value blended learning can bring to a classroom, as well as why every flipped classroom is a blended learning environment, but every blended learning environment isn’t necessarily a flipped classroom. Be sure to click the infographic for the full version.


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Mario Eugercios's curator insight, June 30, 5:53 PM

Empezando este nuevo espacio de curación sobre educación, enseñanza de lenguas, innovación y, en general, evolución de la clase.

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Promoting Academic Integrity: Are We Doing Enough?

Promoting Academic Integrity: Are We Doing Enough? | Professional Development | Scoop.it

Maryellen Weimer, PhD:

 

 

'Could it be that in our efforts to prevent cheating we have failed to also promote academic integrity? Another study found that students understood they weren’t supposed to plagiarize, but they weren’t sure why. These students avoided plagiarizing so they wouldn’t get in trouble with the teacher, not because they really understood what it was or why it was a problem."


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A very thoughtful article. The comments are also interesting.

Are students confronting themselves with what cheating does to them? The damage to the sense of self-worth is difficult to repair. Cheaters lie to themselves and they lie to others. By deciding to cheat, these students are telling themselves that it doesn’t matter that they haven’t learned or haven’t done the work, and that it’s OK to pretend to others that they have. And those aren’t the type of actions that make a person feel proud and accomplished. Cheating may improve a grade but the costs to personal integrity are high and far-reaching. - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/promoting-academic-integrity-are-we-doing-enough/#sthash.AkssHLVu.dpufAre students confronting themselves with what cheating does to them? The damage to the sense of self-worth is difficult to repair. Cheaters lie to themselves and they lie to others. By deciding to cheat, these students are telling themselves that it doesn’t matter that they haven’t learned or haven’t done the work, and that it’s OK to pretend to others that they have. And those aren’t the type of actions that make a person feel proud and accomplished. - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/promoting-academic-integrity-are-we-doing-enough/#sthash.AkssHLVu.dpufAre students confronting themselves with what cheating does to them? The damage to the sense of self-worth is difficult to repair. Cheaters lie to themselves and they lie to others. By deciding to cheat, these students are telling themselves that it doesn’t matter that they haven’t learned or haven’t done the work, and that it’s OK to pretend to others that they have. And those aren’t the type of actions that make a person feel proud and accomplished. Cheating may improve a grade but the costs to personal integrity are high and far-reaching. - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/promoting-academic-integrity-are-we-doing-enough/#sthash.AkssHLVu.dpufAre students confronting themselves with what cheating does to them? The damage to the sense of self-worth is difficult to repair. Cheaters lie to themselves and they lie to others. By deciding to cheat, these students are telling themselves that it doesn’t matter that they haven’t learned or haven’t done the work, and that it’s OK to pretend to others that they have. And those aren’t the type of actions that make a person feel proud and accomplished. - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/promoting-academic-integrity-are-we-doing-enough/#sthash.AkssHLVu.dpuf
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 22, 12:36 PM

 I agree that addressing personal integrity is a powerful element in the complex mix of understanding plagiarism and cheating. 


However, without information literacy (let alone fluency) students simply can't cope in the online environment.  For me the foundation is built on understanding ethical use of digital information.

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How to Cite Images on Your Blog

How to Cite Images on Your Blog | Professional Development | Scoop.it

When using Copyrighted work with written permission from owner...


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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 30, 2014 10:11 AM

Helping to keep everything documented.....

Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:56 AM

@SkilledUp can point me to a class to learn about citing image use on the web.  It doesn't stick when I read about it.

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What Students Remember Most About Teachers - Pursuit of a Joyful Life

What Students Remember Most About Teachers - Pursuit of a Joyful Life | Professional Development | Scoop.it

"And as I looked at you there wearing all that worry under all that strain, I said it’s aboutbeing there for your kids. Because at the end of the day, most students won’t remember what amazing lesson plans you’ve created. They won’t remember how organized your bulletin boards are. How straight and neat are the desk rows.

 

No, they’ll not remember that amazing decor you’ve designed.

 

But they will remember you."


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While written for teachers of children, the author reminds us of the power of personal connection for students of all ages.

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:11 PM

Mix and match your content with free textbooks and other resources.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, July 24, 2014 12:14 PM

This looks like a great resource and not only that Elizabeth who scooped it first, also looks like a great resource -- lots of interesting scoops-- one to follow!

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, July 24, 2014 5:58 PM

Really useful - why reinvent the wheel!

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Development | Scoop.it

May 5, 2014
Creative Commons has recently rolled out its new 4.0 licenses and made it available for adoption worldwide. This is a fruit of two years of hard work to overcome some of the weaknesses that marked the 2011 version CC licenses .Some of the features and improvements included in 4.0 licences which make them easily shared and re-used include : improved readability and organization and common-sense attribution.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 13, 2014 11:10 AM

Creative Commons nuances copyright to make open educational resources a true avenue for distributing your intellectual and creative insights.  Bread upon the waters! 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, May 17, 2014 9:12 AM

Helpful and timely information as the lines between creation, curation, sharing and re-use become increasingly interwoven,

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What feedback is and isn't - Granted, and ... Grant Wiggins

What feedback is and isn't - Granted, and ... Grant Wiggins | Professional Development | Scoop.it

"The research is clear: good feedback is essential to learning at high levels. Alas, too few people understand what feedback is and isn’t.

Don’t believe me? Here’s a true/false quiz: which of the following 4 statements is feedback?

 

“Nice job on the project, Sheshona!”

“Next time, Sam, you’ll want to make your thesis clearer to the reader”

“The lesson would be more effective, Shana, if your visuals were more polished and supportive of the teaching.”

“You taught about ants, Stefan? I LOVE ants!”"

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 16, 2014 9:05 PM

If we think of feedback as being necessarily useful to be used, thoughtful teachers play a huge role in educating students.

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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

Thinking Critically | Learning Commons | Professional Development | Scoop.it

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Melf's curator insight, April 7, 2014 6:34 AM

Unevirsity thinking explained. Its quite intresting how they think. Even if this information isn't true its still intresting. You may recognize some traits about yourself in the video

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, November 2, 2014 8:56 AM

Questioning is key to thinking and understanding

Tina Jameson's curator insight, November 6, 2014 5:27 PM

Useful info-graphic on the research process.

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The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Student Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Student Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Development | Scoop.it

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Here are some potentially time-saving tools for researchers on the go.

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, March 27, 2014 5:31 PM

En estas épocas, no dar los créditos de la manera correcta es muy grave. Apps para documentar sus citar y crear bibliografías.

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Restorative Practices (alternatives to the traditional school discipline practices of suspension and expulsion) Guide Released

Restorative Practices (alternatives to the traditional school discipline practices of suspension and expulsion) Guide Released | Professional Development | Scoop.it
The guide echoes much of what we've already heard about discipline reform efforts, but it targets an audience of educators who may have felt left out of the discussion.

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Education is relational. The connection between students and teachers, as well as inter-peer relationships should be at the forefront of our thinking as we consider classroom management.

 

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The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | The Verge

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | The Verge | Professional Development | Scoop.it

Starting now, that's going to change. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page. For a small-scale WordPress blog with no photo budget, this looks an awful lot like free stock imagery.

 


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This is great news for bloggers and teachers who want to share ethically poignant images.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 7, 2014 6:24 PM

This is great news for teachers throughout the world! Thank you!

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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs

A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs | Professional Development | Scoop.it

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:59 AM

Good reference list. I didn't realize there were so many search engines.

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:58 PM

This is an excellent resource!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:22 PM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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4 Great Rubrics to Develop Students Presentations and Speaking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Rubrics to Develop Students Presentations and Speaking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Development | Scoop.it

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Gloria Inostroza's curator insight, February 23, 2014 1:28 PM

Para tener en cuenta...

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:30 PM

These rubrics are a great start. Easily modified to kid speak and to fit our outcomes 

Celia Del Carmen Lopez Bohorquez's curator insight, May 2, 2014 12:52 PM

Prueba

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom | Te@chThought

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom | Te@chThought | Professional Development | Scoop.it
60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 6, 7:30 AM

Google classroom keeps adding new features everyday...

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What No One Tells You About Social Media in Education - TECHCHEF4U

What No One Tells You About Social Media in Education - TECHCHEF4U | Professional Development | Scoop.it

"So let me first set the stage… by answering the question… “What does social media have to do with education?”


* Proactive Curating is the Life Vest for the Content Tsunami: With the fire hose of content that is pushed out every day, social media is a way to curate, collect, and locate best practices and keep up with trends.


* Creating and Publishing Content Isn’t Enough: I am not deluded enough to think that just because I post something, that someone will read it. We all have busy lives so publishing content is not enough. If you really want to impact education, you have to connect with a PLN via multiple social networks.


* Modeling and Teaching Appropriate Use isn’t Optional Anymore: With colleges and businesses looking at student’s social media posts and feeds and more and more businesses looking to optimize and enhance their product and service with a sound social media strategy… this topic is no longer optional. It is integral to educating the whole student and preparing them for the world beyond our institutional walls."


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15 Must-Have Apps for College Students | Hongkait.com

15 Must-Have Apps for College Students | Hongkait.com | Professional Development | Scoop.it
College is one of those points in a person’s life that takes awhile to get used to. New classes, new environment, new knowledge… It may be a problem organizing your notes, completing a given project or even keeping yourself updated on general knowledge. With technology, we’ve got options to make ... Continue reading »

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:56 AM

These are current suggested resources from a college student to students. I always keep an open mind on "what's hot" for student time / resource management programs. I would also suggest ooh la la for student activities depending on if the University has this program.

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5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms | Edudemic

5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms | Edudemic | Professional Development | Scoop.it
One of my favorite features of Google Drive is Google Forms. If you’re unfamiliar with this, think of it as a way to create quick surveys that can be used for a number of applications. Google automatically aggregates this data into a Google Spreadsheet, making forms a great way to quickly collect and share information. …

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 16, 2014 5:32 AM

This is a good article on the wide range of free Google resources for your 21st Century teaching and learning resources.

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Handy Google Hangout Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy Google Hangout Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Development | Scoop.it

"One of the best features of Google Plus I like so much is called Hangout. Hangout is a great way for teachers to  host group discussions online . Google Plus Hangout allows you to organize video and text conversations with your contacts. Within hangouts, users can share files, documents, and photos. Video calls on Hangouts are limited to only 10 members but using Hangout on Air will let you share your hangout live on YouTube or your website. The hangout will also be recorded and automatically saved on your YouTube channel."


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Top sites for teaching English vocabulary

Top sites for teaching English vocabulary | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Teaching vocabulary can definitely get a little boring and repetitive, here are some great sites to help keep interest high and activities varied: The Flatmates by BBC Learning English The Flat...
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These are some great resources to share with students who are trying to build their vocabulary knowledge.

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Digital Citizenship: There’s an App for That From Learning.com

Digital Citizenship: There’s an App for That From Learning.com | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Simply limiting or restricting access is not the answer to keeping students safe. Students need to use the tools that will help them learn their best at any time and anywhere. As a result, Learning.com has developed a brand new Digital Citizenship App, specifically designed for middle and high school students, to teach them how to be safe and make good choices online.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 9, 2014 5:41 PM


Simply limiting or restricting access is not the answer to keeping students safe. Students need to use the tools that will help them learn their best at any time and anywhere. As a result, Learning.com has developed a brand new Digital Citizenship App, specifically designed for middle and high school students, to teach them how to be safe and make good choices online.

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5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom | Professional Development | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom is one type of active learning environment. It’s dynamic, it’s engaging, and it's “messy”. Here are five strategies to get going.

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Fllipped classrooms can involve dramatic and stressful changes for students and teachers. This is especially true for students who have spent most of their time in traditional classrooms. This article provides suggestions for helping students navigate the new way of learning.

 

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:49 AM

Thank you for sharing Susan.

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18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom - The ICT Advisors

18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom - The ICT Advisors | Professional Development | Scoop.it
A list of 18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom, with a short explanation of each one!

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Many of these could be used  to create very interesting and interactive projects.

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Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, March 24, 2014 6:59 AM

!!!!!!!!!

WEAC's curator insight, March 25, 2014 9:04 PM

Good list of tools for creating stories, cartoons, music and more.

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Stepping Up the Backchannel In the Classroom

Stepping Up the Backchannel In the Classroom | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Students need our guidance to use virtual platforms for ACADEMIC purposes. We can't rely on their "so called" native status to know how and what to do. Just a few years ago, no one had heard of "ba...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Michael Westwood's insight:

"The purpose of using a Backchannel with students is multifold. From collaborative note taking, to curating information, capturing quotes, gathering and Linking resources, sharing notes and adding one’s own perspective to others."

 

This concept seems highly relevant in collaborative, technology infused, and student centered classes.

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ELTABB Journal Volume 1

ELTABB Journal Volume 1 | Professional Development | Scoop.it
In the first edition, Scott Thornbury looks at teaching grammar at the point of need, while Evan Frendo gives some handy advice to freelancers looking to get private clients.
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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation | TeachThought

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation | TeachThought | Professional Development | Scoop.it
10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

 

For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the illusion of only being a search away.

 

I’ve written before about how Google impacts the way students think. This post is less about students, and more about how planning resources like standards and curriculum maps might respond accordingly.

 

Curriculum maps are helpful little documents that standardize learning. That is, they clarify the content to be learned, and offer a shared pathway and schedule to deliver that content to students. Curriculum maps function as a kind of overview of learning content, and can also provide a common ground for the reform of planned learning activities based on assessment data (O’Malley, 1982).


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:44 PM

I do wish in Google Education, that Google would bring back the Google Wonder Wheel and Time line.  This was very useful in teaching with English Language Learners.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:43 PM

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation & The Age Of Information

1. Make the work Google-proof

2. Force them to grapple with big questions without answers

3. Actually make social networks and media channels part of curriculum

4. Focus on learning strategies 

5. Create curriculum and lessons that absorb data seamlessly

6. Anticipate student needs

7. Focus less on “understanding”

8. Use spiraling by design

9. Discourage use of traditional units

10. Illuminate the nuance of the world

and bonus!

11. Promote discovery and curiosity and self-direction over coverage and compliance

 

The Age of Information is characterized by discovery, curiosity, whimsy, and connectivity–all which necessitate self-monitoring and self-direction.

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, February 23, 2014 11:36 AM

A nicely written article with strong points on what is beneficial for students. However, the reality of implementing some of the tips is beyond just the teacher in the classroom and exposes other challenges. #edtech #instructionaldesign