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The Best Productivity Advice You'll Ever Get

The Best Productivity Advice You'll Ever Get | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, lots of successful and happy people are hopelessly disorganized, in a fog until noon, and haven't cleaned up their inboxes in years.

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Great advice! Organization is the key. Definitely understand the "haven't cleaned up their inboxes in years." Organization and balance on the outside must start from within first.

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A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education

A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

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Great new apps many teachers may not be aware of that they can definitely be utilizing in their classrooms!

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Classcraft Gamifies Classroom Culture - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson

Classcraft Gamifies Classroom Culture - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
In this new game, Classcraft, the more students do well in class, not only academically but by supporting their classmates' learning, the more they gain points by succeeding with real positive actions, such as bringing notes to an exam.

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I would definitely like to see how this could work with some at risk classes which could use a different type of incentive to making successful choices in school.

 

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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education @coolcatteacher

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education @coolcatteacher | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
The Best Google Drive Add Ons for Education will help you be more productive and add cool academic content into Google Drive. Revise better and more...

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Very useful educationally related add ons many of us can use to be more effective and add versatility to our content.

 

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Writefull | A new way of writing with confidence

Writefull | A new way of writing with confidence | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

We all use Google to check if our writing is correct. We enter different phrases until we find the one that gives us most results – and this is the one we use in our own text. A smart approach, but not without its annoyances: revisiting the Google webpage breaks the flow of our writing, and its results often contain grammatical errors.


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An interesting twist on varying your writing. But the comment was correct - there is a bit of a disruption to the writing process and they students need to be reminded that google is not without spelling mistakes!

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, March 12, 7:43 PM

Seems to be an interesting application that has the potential to analyse your writing and suggest improvements by making comparisons with similar texts.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, March 17, 1:26 PM

Interesting new tool...we should share with students in courses with research and other term papers.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 2, 6:56 AM
Writing a story line or script its usefull ~This looks like an interesting software tool which you can download and use to check your writing against the texts included in thousands of Google books. It can even detect context from the text you are writing and compare it to similar contexts. Interesting stuff!
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5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills - Mind/Shift

5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills - Mind/Shift | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

For educators who are interested in using games for learning -- specifically towards developing skills as they relate to the Common Core State Standards -- here are five games students can enjoy and that we’ve found sync with standards.


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Great extension resources for skills in language and math skills - plus the students are engaged at the same time!

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Woodstock School's curator insight, March 25, 11:56 PM

Great ideas for helping students get past their mental blocks.

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

Via Elizabeth H. Eastman
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So many teachers want to start using Google Apps, but don't know where to start and which are most suited for their classrooms. This list is a great starting point to share with my colleagues. There is so much more we can be sharing than we realize.

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Handy Chart Featuring 11 Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students

Handy Chart Featuring 11 Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Digital Storytelling is an alternate and innovative option to the old school paper style we used to stick to. Student love the variety they can choose from and how they can customize their own based on style and preferences.

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Help Students With Comprehension Through Collaborative Reading - Edudemic

Help Students With Comprehension Through Collaborative Reading - Edudemic | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
Collaborative reading and digital devices can give students a huge boost in comprehension. How? Take a look at these great tips from Holly Clark.

Via John Evans
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Great analogy to the older woman reading the newspaper and how much information sharing has changed. Great ideas for the classroom as well to be aware of using the technology to the fullest to boost comprehension.

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Sharing Technology: Great Sites to Help Teach Cyber Safety

Sharing Technology: Great Sites to Help Teach Cyber Safety | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

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Thank you! Very useful to pass on to my elementary classroom teachers who are asking for resources on this - such an important topic for us to be addressing with all students.

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Deb's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:49 AM

Sites to teach Internet Safety and Creative Commons.

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Analyze and Improve Your Writing Skills Online With Slick Write

Analyze and Improve Your Writing Skills Online With Slick Write | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

"Even the best writers from among us are prone to the odd mistake. Slick Write is an online tool which helps to correct and even improve your writing on a number of levels.

"Slick Write enables you to evaluate the stylistic features and potential flaws of your work, as well as giving you the ability to identify spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. Interestingly, the tool gives you an insight into the structure of your content, breaking up paragraphs and sentences in a unique, informative way.

"You can analyse the flow of your work, and assess some of the statistics which Slick Write provides for you. When using all the features in unison, it becomes relatively easy to turn an average piece of text, and turn it into a literary masterpiece.


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Will be a great addition to my lower level writing class who struggle with grammar or ideas. Passing this on to other Writing teachers in my division as well, thank you!

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 28, 2013 12:35 PM

Lijkt een mooie tool te ziijn, helaas alleen beschikbaar voor Engelse teksten en voor WordPress.

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The Best Productivity Advice You'll Ever Get

The Best Productivity Advice You'll Ever Get | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, lots of successful and happy people are hopelessly disorganized, in a fog until noon, and haven't cleaned up their inboxes in years.

Via Barb Jemmott
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Great advice! Organization is the key. Definitely understand the "haven't cleaned up their inboxes in years." Organization and balance on the outside must start from within first.

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What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grownup home room at the start of every day. You should too. Here's how.


Via Barb Jemmott
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Excellent insights. Food for thought when it is so easy to get into a pattern of what feels comfortable, not what needs to be done. Thanks for the reminder...

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A.nnotate.com: Upload, Annotate, Share. Online document review and collaboration - PDF, Word and HTML

A.nnotate.com: Upload, Annotate, Share. Online document review and collaboration - PDF, Word and HTML | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
A.nnotate offers online document review, annotation, collaboration, discussion, sticky notes, pdf indexing, pdf markup, sticky notes online, comments on web pages to annotate pdf documents online with online stikis...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Neat annotation site for collaboration online. Better than all those paper notes that can get lost and mixed up. Great for visual organization and working through the editting process online. My writing groups loved trying this out!

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:29 AM

oso tresna erabilgarria irakurketa partekatuak egiteko ikasgelan. Sinple, erraza eta eraginkorra. A must...

 

Mauro Hernandez's curator insight, June 25, 2013 4:45 PM

Herramienta útil

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Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

"Digital literacy, as a set of skills that students need to develop and master in order to properly use digital technologies , is an essential component of the 21st century education. Being digitally literate should not be confused with being comfortable  using certain types of digital media such as  social media. And as Danah Boyd argued in her book "Understanding The Social Lives of Networked Teens" http://bit.ly/1jYbePH teenagers know how how to use Facebook, but their understanding of the site’s privacy settings did not mesh with the ways in which they configured their accounts.They know how to get to Google but had little understanding about how to construct a query to get quality information from the popular search engine.

Along with learning how to conduct effective online searches comes the the second most important skill which is that of evaluating and assessing the validity of information found online.  One of the versatile tools teachers can use to teach students about web content evaluation is called CRAAP . The acronym CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, and Purpose. CRAAP is a test developed by the University of California at Chico to help students evaluate web content ( and any other content) based on those four dimensions. Below is a public domain document, a checklist, that teachers and  students can use to evaluate web content. Click here http://bit.ly/1isfRyI to download it."


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Blendspace - Teacher Resources - create interactive online lessons and more

Blendspace - Teacher Resources - create interactive online lessons and more | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
Free Blendspace Teacher Resources

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ExamTime - Changing the way you learn

ExamTime - Changing the way you learn | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

Amazing software - found by one of our students who then created a video to explain how it is used. 

 

Make mind maps, notes, quizzes and flashcards from it in a very simple and easy to use fashion.


Via gideonwilliams
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Very useful software for assessment. Very versatile and appealing to different learning types.

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A Wonderful Visual Timeline of The History of Classroom Technology

A Wonderful Visual Timeline of The History of Classroom Technology | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

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Interesting to see how we've evolved and where we came from! Neat for today's student to see as well!

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7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills -- THE Journal

7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills -- THE Journal | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
Visual and sonic aids can help students with language disorders improve their reading, writing and speaking.

Via Anna Hu
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Great apps that help improve skills which transfer over into all subject areas - literacy is not only in the ELA classroom. Thanks for the resources!

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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Glean — Find the best videos in education for you | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Going to pass this site on to the Science and Math teachers in our divisions - it's always nice to have supplementary materials and add some visuals into the lessons.

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Plan3t_t3ch's curator insight, March 5, 9:24 PM

a great combination of videos to support learning Math & Science

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, March 7, 7:45 PM

Hay material interesante para algunos cursos preclinicos de la carrera de medicina, como calculo, quimica organica, etc...

Mack James's curator insight, March 12, 8:33 PM

More resources for you to use :)

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4 Powerful Chrome Apps for Teaching Students to Type Fast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Powerful Chrome Apps for Teaching Students to Type Fast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

Via Anna Hu
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Great resources! Going to use these with my beginning level group. It's nice to have a variety of platforms to choose from rather  than the same old typing games.

 

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Sharing Technology: My Garbology

Sharing Technology: My Garbology | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

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Great interactive site - great current and relevant information!

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Lettrs – Take Time To Write

Lettrs – Take Time To Write | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it

lettrs is the cloud and mobile platform for powering the world’s meaningful communications. Featured in TIME, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, lettrs has become known as “the correspondence cloud” for reinventing a new digital to postal system of letter writing


Via Nik Peachey
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Definitely an element which seems to be missing in modern technical communication. Love the personal element - teaching students to take the time and the patience to write an actual letter - instead of the quick often emotionless text.

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flea palmer's curator insight, September 5, 2013 11:35 AM

This sounds rather nice... I particularly like the idea of using letters to document your life story - reminds me of the hilarious 'Henry Root' (William Donaldson) books.

Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:59 AM

Ce logiciel transforme votre prose électronique en une lettre postée, manuscrite si vous le souhaitez...

Un charmant petit air de "c'était mieux avant" non ?

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:47 PM

for more  practice

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

Via Mariette McDermid
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Excellent idea for texts at a higher grade level - without the going to the dictionary or asking the teacher - time saver!

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Free Lesson Plans for Every Subject from FREE.Ed.Gov

Free Lesson Plans for Every Subject from FREE.Ed.Gov | Essential Skills in Education | Scoop.it
The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) site is basically a giant warehouse of free lesson plans and classroom activities for educators.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Thanks for sharing! Great free resources at a great time when we are winding down and getting our thinking caps on for ideas for next years courses. Good summer resource when I will have the time to peruse in my "spare" time.

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Khitam A Al-Utaibi's curator insight, June 25, 2013 6:05 AM

New horizons for teacher and no longer hidden magical formulas for classroom activities!

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Curate Your Private Collection of Images, Texts, Clips or Websites with Iceber.gs

 

 


Via Robin Good
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I like this chrome extension. A neat new way to curate and integrate into your main page. Interesting way to showcase a team project to showcase information back and forth. We tried this for one of our group projects as an assignment.

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Robin Good's curator insight, June 20, 2013 11:24 AM



Iceber.gs is a web app which allows you to easily clip any text, image, video clip or entire web page and to store into a dedicated private visual collection by simply clicking a button.


Iceber.gs unlike Pinterest allows to clip not just images present on a web page, but allows to select specific text passages, to capture video clips and to save entire web pages from top to bottom. You can also upload multimedia files directly from your computer by simply dragging and dropping them in your favorite collection.


Iceber.gs collections are meant to be created for private use, and are not indexed by major search engines. Its main applications are in situations where you work in a team in which you need to share relevant research stuff, or when dealing with a client to whom you need to show drafts and layout examples.


An extension to capture new content is available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari: https://iceber.gs/iceframedownload/index.html


My comment: Useful alternative to the many visual curation boards out there for those in need specifically a "private", not publicly shared solution.



Free to use.


Try it out now: https://iceber.gs/


(Thanks to Francesco Guglielmino for first discovering it)




Olga Boldina's curator insight, June 21, 2013 1:34 AM

Обязательно попробовать!!!!!!!

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