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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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People are falsely lured into thinking they know what the technology advances are, but as you participate in this world on a daily basis especially in underpriviledged schools, you see we take two steps forward and three steps back.  This false sense of security is worse than not having b/c you think have the skills, but you really don't.

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Colleen Adam's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:23 PM

Great article about the imporatnce of being an effective searcher and tips to help you help your students!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:29 PM

Interesting concepts listed by the author on what is digital divide.

Emma Greengrass's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Critical thinking and information literacy skills are key for students in order to progress...

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools 
by Terry Heick
Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant.
So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 27, 12:10 PM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, July 27, 7:23 PM

fantastic article on the relevance and transitioning of libraries as contemporary and learning , third spaces.

Jane Cowell's curator insight, July 28, 4:00 PM

Love the idea of organising collections like they were YouTube

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A Week of Making: What Making is Really About

A Week of Making: What Making is Really About | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
In some instances I think it's hard for some library staff to articulate the gains that teens make as a result of the making programs we provide. And, as a result it ends up that we talk about the actual printing activity and the printer and not the skills learned and/or improved on. It certainly can be difficult to speak to the learning instead of the "coolness" of the making. But it can be done. For example, think about:

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Free Technology for Teachers: iRead a Book ... Now What? - Book Posters, Book Trailers, and More

Free Technology for Teachers: iRead a Book ... Now What? - Book Posters, Book Trailers, and More | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

"My social media bios declare “I like kids. I like books. I like tech. What else could I be but a school librarian?” That pretty much sums it up right there. 

Now, I do want to make one thing clear. I do not believe every book needs a “project.” READ MORE BOOKS. That’s what will encourage a love of reading (and the literacy skills will come). That said there are times when added tech IS fun and helpful to instruction. We had 6 iPads last year but this December were lucky enough to get a cart of 25! Of course we wanted to use them."


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Spruce Up Your Centers with Technology

Spruce Up Your Centers with Technology | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Learning in Hand Show #31 is about giving your learning centers or stations a makeover. The collection of activities teachers provide their students at a center can be enhanced with technology, even if there’s only one computer or tablet...

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John Evans's curator insight, May 19, 8:53 AM

So many great resources shared in this one post! Be sure to check it out!

Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, May 19, 8:33 PM

QR codes are great for centers.  Tony also mentions Wonderopolis which is a really fun website for students to gain knowledge and do follow up activities on the same website.

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10 Cool Sites To Create Your Own Comics Online

10 Cool Sites To Create Your Own Comics Online | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief, comics aren’t just for kids. They have the capability to tell a story in a visual way that is truly unique and an experience on its own. Generally, you can only create your own comics if you can draw.

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GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.


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MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 8:57 AM

Every teacher should create a list of apps that work/don't work for their teaching purposes.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:28 AM

I really appreciate the early childhood apps. I'm gonna recommend them to my students' parents

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8 Tips for an Awesome Prezi


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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 2014 11:32 AM

Some  great ideas for students interested in getting away from the conventional PowerPoint! 

Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, April 18, 2014 9:44 AM

Great Prezi on making great Prezis 

Dave Wood's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:41 PM

Some really useful tips about structuring information and the impactful use of visuals.  I haven't been a huge fan of Prezi because they can be just too "busy" and disorientating when they incorporate too much spin as they move from image to image. These tips give good advice about how to keep it simple for best effect.

I've used Prezi as a way of presenting the notes from a visual group coaching session back to the participants.

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Haiku Deck - Presentation Software that's Simple, Beautiful, and Fun

Haiku Deck - Presentation Software that's Simple, Beautiful, and Fun | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:56 AM

A superb example of Haiku Deck presentations from ISTE13.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, November 2, 2013 5:14 PM

AWESOME TOOL!

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10 ways to learn how to use Prezi

10 ways to learn how to use Prezi | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Starting your first prezi is exciting—the blank canvas contains so much potential, creat...

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tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Good overview

tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Nice overview

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:55 PM

We have taught several classes with Prezi and the students seem to love it.  Anyone interested in a lesson?

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:46 PM

The graphic (above) provides a nice visual to help understand the difference between project based learning and traditional units with a final project. Where are the differences? Traditional units have lectures, activities, quizzes, a review, an exam the project. With project bases learning you begin with an event plus a rubric and then move through a series of activites that help students reach benchmarks. Project based learning is authentic learning.

More information on this can be found in the post.

Melissa Jenkins 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:03 AM

Good visual as to how we should be shifting learning. 

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Helping Students Meet CC Standards in Math

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 8, 2013 8:39 PM

This infographic looks at eight instructional practices that will help students meet Common Core standards and provides a look at how to do this in elementary, middle and high school settings. Check it out and see the recommendations for the following areas:

* Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

* Reason abstractly and quantitatively

* Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

* Model with mathematics

* Use appropriate tools strategically

* Attend to precision

* Look for and make use of structure

* Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

For more detailed information click through to the infographic.

Christine Bushong's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:27 AM
Beth Dichter's insight:

This infographic looks at eight instructional practices that will help students meet Common Core standards and provides a look at how to do this in elementary, middle and high school settings. Check it out and see the recommendations for the following areas:

* Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

* Reason abstractly and quantitatively

* Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

* Model with mathematics

* Use appropriate tools strategically

* Attend to precision

* Look for and make use of structure

* Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

For more detailed information click through to the infographic.

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:46 PM

The graphic (above) provides a nice visual to help understand the difference between project based learning and traditional units with a final project. Where are the differences? Traditional units have lectures, activities, quizzes, a review, an exam the project. With project bases learning you begin with an event plus a rubric and then move through a series of activites that help students reach benchmarks. Project based learning is authentic learning.

More information on this can be found in the post.

Melissa Jenkins 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:03 AM

Good visual as to how we should be shifting learning. 

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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

"Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives."


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davidconover's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:22 AM

This is a thought provoking article for both teachers and administrators. 

Jaimee's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:11 AM

Teachers not just family members can be a part of a students mindset. How they think and what challenges to make can also be in response to how teachers are teaching them.  

 

This article explains in a way how helplessness can be a part of someone not being successful. It explains the initiative that someone must take to be successful in school.  

Xander Norris's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:13 AM

This article is talking about how educators are moving from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, and this has to do with the changes of the curriculum, and forced standardization. This is talking about how success is based on learning, and why some students give up on it. 

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100 Free LEGO Learning Printables - Great Peace Academy #makered

100 Free LEGO Learning Printables - Great Peace Academy #makered | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Find resources for FREE LEGO Learning Printables in this 100 Things Post.

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lalita pradeep's curator insight, July 22, 10:37 PM

I really dunno anything about its high order potential, but my sister prefers lego for her two small children.....And she is a committed teacher by passion.

Mick Huiet's curator insight, July 23, 11:09 AM

I hope my new classroom has plenty of Legos!

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 27, 11:18 AM

Some of the links in the list no longer work, but there are still plenty available. 

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200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

"Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? This list from Open Culture has you covered. It features around 200 free documentaries spanning a wide range of topics from history to arts and science. All of these documentaries are provided with a short description about their content together with a link to the page where you can watch them and read more about the contextual information surrounding the topic they cover. It will take you awhile to sift through the entire list but we are pretty sure you will come out with some good documentaries to share with your class."


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Juan Rodríguez-silvar's curator insight, June 13, 3:55 PM

Catro boas ferramentas recomendadas.

Four good tools recommended

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 15, 3:09 AM

Open education est en train d'arriver et mettra des discussion sur le droit d'auteur au placard (au moins un peu). Voici des ressources gratuites à utiliser en classe.

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Some Very Good Android Apps to Develop Kids Reading and Literacy Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Very Good Android Apps to Develop Kids Reading and Literacy Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Some Very Good Android Apps to Develop Kids Reading and Literacy Skills http://t.co/NIx0tXaw86 #edtech #web20 #edapps

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Top 20 ipad apps to flip your classroom in #tabletscourse | Listly List

1000 MLearning apps https://mlearning.zeef.com / My Learning Diary is made with my favorite #flipclass tool Glogster http://dumacornellucian.edu.glogster.com/duma-cornel-lucian-creative-use-of-tablets-mooc-by-eun/ | GoClass for iPad, Educreations Interactive Whiteboard for iPad, Aurasma for iPad, Showbie - Paperless Classroom, and Knowmia Teach for iPad

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EUSD BTSA/Induction's curator insight, May 10, 12:34 AM

Looks good! 

CETEI's curator insight, May 10, 5:03 PM

Top 20 ipad apps to flip your classroom in #tabletscourse 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 11, 2:17 AM

Des applications pour soutenir la classe inversée.

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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips

16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

"Here are 16 of my favorite presentation tools for teachers and students! Which ones are your favorites?"


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:14 AM

Presentation Tools.

maria papanikou's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:32 AM

Educational apps for iPad in 2014!

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Embed a PowerPoint on your Website

Embed a PowerPoint on your Website | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
I am a big proponent of creating a "digital haversack" where your classroom website contains all of the resources both you as a teacher and your students would need. If I create a slideshow, I will...

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:04 AM

Insertar un PowerPoint en un sitio web.

MFaculty's curator insight, June 18, 2014 7:06 AM

Looking to add some pizazz to your site? How about  a PowerPoint?

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:56 AM
This might be nice information to keep in the back of your mind as you work with students this school year.
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Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online

Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
The official Collins English Dictionary online. Comprehensive and authoritative, rely on Collins for up-to-date English with insights into language trends and usage.

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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, March 29, 2014 11:04 AM

It's a must

Justin Hodge's curator insight, April 15, 2014 3:41 PM

Great online dictionary.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, January 6, 4:28 PM

Who can't use a good online dictionary?

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Resonate - present visual stories

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Present visual stories that transform audiences.


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Belinda Suvaal's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:58 AM

Complete guide to storytelling. Resonate with your audiciences, how its done. Very useful, informative and entertaining #bookmark!

 

Richard Baxter's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:47 AM

Really thought provoking stuff for Medical communications - the age old problem of how to make your presentations memorable

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, December 7, 2013 10:20 PM

love this book. and check it out

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Using Google Books for Research

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Using Google Books for Research | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

"Google Books is one of the research tools that Google offers, but a lot of students overlook. Google Books can be a good place for students to look for books and look within books that can help them with their research projects."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 31, 2013 8:37 PM

Have you checked out Google Books as a tool for research? Richard Byrne provides a great overview of how to have your students use this tool. He also provides a slideshow with directions that include screenshots.

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10 Rules for a Computer Lab - Infographic

10 Rules for a Computer Lab - Infographic | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:07 PM

Today when you go into a school there may be computer labs or there may be laptop carts that stay within a classroom or are shared...but in either of these situation there is still a need for rules to help guide students. This infographic provides 10 rules, each with an image and limited text. Consider sharing it with your students digitally (or you may purchase one to hang up in the computer lab/classroom).

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Scaffold Like an Ant- A simple scaffolding example

Scaffold Like an Ant- A simple scaffolding example | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
I am teaching a class where I allow the students a set amount of time to draw out what they know about a subject. Today, the students did their pre-class work, then came to class, and we began to d...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 9, 2013 8:20 PM

Check out this infographic which focuses on scaffolding for deeper understanding. Mia MacMeekin has provided a nine step process.

1. Ask a question.

2. Present a mystery for students to solve.

3. Ask students to draw what they know.

4. Give students ample time to research the mystery.

5. Ask students to draw the mystery and the solution again.

6. Ask students to share their drawings with other students.

7. Ask students to pull their ideas together in one drawing.

8. Teacher patiently asks what if questions.

9. If students needs more information, send them back to step #4, and start over again until the outcome or objective is reached.

MacMeekin notes that her students were engaged in the drawing/scaffolding phase of this and reached a deeper understanding than other classes had. It is also important to note that the ant is actually an analogy. To learn more click through to the post.

Xiaoxia Wang's curator insight, November 15, 2013 6:52 PM

How much time teachers would need this kind of problem-solving based scaffolding activity? When to use Thisbe kind of approach? 

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11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic

11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

"The use of technology in the classroom is becoming more mainstream than ever.  From using it as a way to gain resources and inspiration for lessons to leveraging the relationships with others in your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to find pen pals for your students..."


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:36 AM

Great info graph with ideas about how to add technology to up lift  and modernize your teaching and organizational skills.

 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:04 AM

Great ideas!

Kelly Brenner Smith's curator insight, June 26, 2014 11:00 AM

Fun ideas for getting kids involved in classroom technology....