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How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher

How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher | Education Library and More | Scoop.it

`The following is a list, written in the first-person, of ideologies or stances from a Terrible iPad Teacher:"


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Scott Langston's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:39 AM
Do you know someone on this list? I think one of them may be me....
Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:31 PM

A very interesting article

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1.264 aplicaciones web de todo tipo que podrás usar gratuitamente

1.264 aplicaciones web de todo tipo que podrás usar gratuitamente | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
A día de hoy Internet es un mundo lleno de posibilidades y opciones.

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De mucha utilidad, gracias!

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The 1st British Council Turkey Story Sharing Web Conference | School of Languages

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Find Your Hogwarts House - Harry Potter Sorting Hat Personality Test

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, May 6, 2013 5:59 AM

A very interesting test!! 

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FotoFlexer

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FotoFlexer is the most powerful online photo editor in existence. It can remove blemishes, change skin/hair color, morph photos and more! 100% free.

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The Internet Picture Dictionary

Free, online multilingual picture dictionary with interactive activities for English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and ESL learners.
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Motivate struggling readers with joke books, comics and other "junky" reads

Motivate struggling readers with joke books, comics and other "junky" reads | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
Dana's simple hack of using humor to dial down reading anxiety for her son Wenxin could apply to any struggling reader.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, April 17, 2013 1:55 PM

Though this article is not terribly deep, it does strike a bit of gold that I've been giving much thought to recently.

 

There is a huge elephant in the literary reading classroom. No, it's not in the desks where the kids who are struggling with basic literacy are sitting. No, it's not in the front rows where the future English majors are sitting. It's right there in the middle of the classroom where those kids who can read, but either have never taken a strong enjoyment from reading or who once enjoyed hearing stories and even reading them by choice have somehow, frequently somewhere during middle school, begun to lose that essential element of literary reading called enjoyment. 

 

The gap between the various levels of enjoyment derived from reading and their enjoyment of reading the kinds of assigned stories for which they have not previously developed much appreciation, combined with the requirement to analyze literary devices, to pass quizzes, and write essays may be a fairly obvious set of circumstances connecting the reading of "good" literature to a gradual, and if truth be told, often steep decline in literary reading.

 

Do we need to "dumb down" expectations for these kids? I don't think so. But, we really ought to keep in mind that if, in our good intentions, we inadvertently kill the enjoyment of just reading a good story about things they like to read about, we may actually be contributing to losing them as life long readers. 

 

As I look back  on my own experiences with learning to appreciate the value of quality I clearly recall that in every instance it was a transitionary process.

 

I loved comic books, Mad Magazine, and junky reads before those interests widened into an appreciation for great satire and great story telling. 

 

I hated Romeo and Juliet as a pimply-faced teen age boy before I came to appreciate Shakespeare. Of course I read R&J as a freshman at a time when romantic love just wasn't anything I was interested in reading about. I never had a girlfriend; never had so much as a sister, a female cousin or even anything like a friendship with a girl that was as rich as my deep friendships with my guy friends.  And, like it or not, I truly believe that Shakespeare's language was a barrier that I just wasn't all that interested in overcoming. The language combined with my lack of having discovered any other reason to read the play pretty much made for a miserable experience.

 

 Ironically, because of my wobbly-at-best connection to my Jewish heritage, and a couple of years of maturity, I found myself much more receptive to the storyline in The Merchant of Venice.

 

It's a pattern that takes some transition time...

 

I also enjoyed junk food before I enjoyed fine food, and long before I appreciated healthy food.

 

I enjoyed the Three Stooges before I enjoyed dramatic films. In fact, I still remember the paradigm expanding impact of seeing The Graduate. Funny and thought-provoking! A perfect bridge.

 

I enjoyed having trendy clothes and cars before I found the shallowness in devoting huge chunks of money and concern to giving a darn about such superficial things.

 

So what's my point? Instilling, nurturing, and encouraging an ongoing LOVE of reading comes before, and perhaps in the long run is even more important than the development of an appreciation for literature. This may be particularly so if the appreciation for literary reading rests upon experiences that are deadly to pre-existing levels of reading enjoyment derived by many of our struggling and reluctant readers. 

 

And, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that like myself, if my pre-existing enjoyment of reading, junky as it might have been is built upon, we just might find that, as was also true in my case, that we might wind up with far more life long readers than we currently do; and perhaps even far more English majors as well.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

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tag cloud generator - create on the fly html and flash tag clouds

tag cloud generator - create on the fly html and flash tag clouds | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
TagCloud Generator - generate your tag clouds in html and flash online with just a few steps.
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Glogster EDU Presents Faculty Edition! And Introducing our New Look!

Glogster EDU Presents Faculty Edition! And Introducing our New Look! | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
Glogster EDU is proud to offer our latest creation: Glogster EDU, Faculty Edition! What is it? More than just Glogster EDU Premium, the Faculty Edition is specially designed for a group of teachers...
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A Sneak Peak: The HORIZONTAL GLOG!

A Sneak Peak: The HORIZONTAL GLOG! | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
To help us grow our information network, and keep collecting the best content and new ideas for EDUcators, please LIKE US, share on Facebook, Tweet us, and scroll to the end of this post to sign up...
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The 10 Most Useful iPad Accessories For Classrooms - Edudemic

The 10 Most Useful iPad Accessories For Classrooms - Edudemic | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
There are thousands of options, but our friends at Education Dive have whittled down the best iPad accessories for classrooms anywhere.

Via Timo Ilomäki, Juergen Wagner
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Unsplash - Free 10 New Photos every 10 Days

Unsplash - Free 10 New Photos every 10 Days | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos for your website. 10 new photos every 10 days....

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How to build an app: 35 great tutorials | App design | Creative Bloq

How to build an app: 35 great tutorials | App design | Creative Bloq | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, June 5, 2013 4:19 AM

I wonder if I'm up to this challenge. mmmm...possibly!

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Why Do You Curate Content? Here My Five Top Reasons for Doing It

Why Do You Curate Content? Here My Five Top Reasons for Doing It | Education Library and More | Scoop.it

 

 


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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, May 19, 2013 11:24 AM

This short article provides five solid reasons why one needs to curate. Needless to say, I've bought into the idea anyway

ghbrett's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:08 PM

Read the other comments, they are better that what I could write. See below.

唐瑶's curator insight, May 31, 2013 5:45 AM

Why I choose this topic to be my thesis topic? When I first heard this topic, I found it very attractive. In this world full of digital information, how can we find good content we need. Later I found scoop.it and Robin Good which strengthen my view that content curation is so useful. Because I found many valuable information in his topic and it really saves me a lot of time.

 

 

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Free Word 2007 Tutorial

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Learn how to produce professional documents with the new Themes, Styles and SmartArt in Microsoft Word 2007.
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Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map.

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map. | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map. It's a tool for people who think visually. The most fun you've ever had with words.
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20 Literary Facts To Impress Your Friends With

20 Literary Facts To Impress Your Friends With | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
Aside from scoring book nerd points, these will also help you dominate on trivia night!

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, April 20, 2013 2:15 PM

I don't know about you but I like these kinds of articles. As an English major and an English teacher for nearly four decades, I'm always pleasantly amused at the discovery of "new" back stories particularly about books I've taught repeatedly.

 

I don't know how many times I did dramatic readings of the entire Of Mice and Men complete with theatre style lighting in my classroom, dressed as a teacher sort of (denim jeans and shirt with tie and jacket... you know the look) and then as I began to read the story aloud I'd casually remove my jacket. A few minutes later I'd remove my tie, followed a few minutes later by rolling up my sleeves and then in subsequent several minutes gaps, I'd pull out a red bandana, wipe my brow and tie it around my neck. Another gap and I'd pull out my old cap just like the one I'd seen George wearing if one of the films. And then I'd hit the projector switch that was set to show a slide of the Salinas valley on the white board behind me.

 

Okay, I was really into it, and within a single class period the kids were locked into a genuine suspension of disbelief and they wanted to know what was going to happen next.

 

So when I saw the trivia point about Of Mice and Men in this article, I had to smile since Of Mice and Men was one of the several books that I had dug deeper into than any of the books I taught over the years.

 

I had no idea about the trivia regarding Don Quixote or Roald Dahl, a writer who I truly like but had no idea regarding the trivia  mentioned here.

 

This is also the kind of "back story" stuff that I found many students intrigued by as well. It's not quite the same as the historical background stuff we also share. There's something about the "did you know?" impact of author and book back story that has a different engagement factor for kids than the traditional academic back story stuff.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

Karen Chichester's curator insight, April 29, 2013 9:32 AM

Very interesting information. Complete with different backstories. 

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
List of 15 Authoring Tools For Enabling Your eLearning For iPads. These tools also help you convert your legacy eLearning content for delivery to iPads & tablets.

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Karen Johnson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 3:30 PM

I use my iPad whenever I'm on the move - I can't remember when I last opened a laptop.  For those of you finding yourself in a similar situation I re-scooped this from Ana Cristina Pratas.  Some of the apps are familiar some I must try out.  Have a go and let me know how you get on with them.

Annarita Bergianti's curator insight, May 20, 2013 1:01 PM

#Antonio: Per gli amanti dell'iPad (vedi Leonetti).

Progressive training's curator insight, July 30, 2013 11:10 AM

Some ipad apps for elearning 

 

#elearning #ipad #training http://goo.gl/ivsB2S

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Create Animated GIF from YouTube -

Create Animated GIF from YouTube - | Education Library and More | Scoop.it
Youtube to GIF, Create animated GIFs from YouTube, Hulu, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc. Simply move and resize the window, and click Start to capture video without download them.

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Jon Turino's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:43 PM

Very creative tool. Good catch Ana. Thanks.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, April 17, 2013 3:12 PM
Glad you like Jon!
Jian Fu's comment, May 29, 2013 11:40 AM
nice app