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Best Chrome Extensions: Awesome Tab for Google Chrome | Google Gooru

Best Chrome Extensions: Awesome Tab for Google Chrome | Google Gooru | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

The Awesome Tab Extension is a very cool Chrome Extension that makes your “New Tab” page look very avant-guarde. It has a black background and a bunch of widgets that come with it. It looks a lot better than the native Chrome tabs page and it also gives you lots of different capabilities in terms of having all of your google apps in one place. This video is for both administrators and end-users and I think you’ll find it to be a very neat-looking and useful Chrome Extension.


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Scaffolding Student Learning: Tips for Getting Started | Faculty Focus

Scaffolding Student Learning: Tips for Getting Started | Faculty Focus | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Many of us who teach in higher education do not have a teaching background, nor do we have experience in curriculum development.

We know our content areas and are experts in our fields, but structuring learning experiences for students may or may not be our strong suit. We’ve written a syllabus (or were handed one to use) and have developed some pretty impressive assessments, projects, and papers in order to evaluate our students’ progress through the content.

Sometimes we discover that students either don’t perform well on the learning experiences we’ve designed or they experience a great deal of frustration with what they consider high stakes assignments. Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development (Vygotsky, 1978) proposes that it’s important to determine the area (zone) between what a student can accomplish unaided and what that same student can accomplish with assistance. This provides for consistent structural support, when required (Hogan & Pressley, 1997).

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Want to Ruin Teaching? Give Ratings

Want to Ruin Teaching? Give Ratings | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
A government-run teacher evaluation bureaucracy would be a disaster for the teaching profession — and thus the future of public education — in our country.
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The 21st Century Principal: Six Practices of Schools and School Districts Marching to Obsolescence

The 21st Century Principal: Six Practices of Schools and School Districts Marching to Obsolescence | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

In 2012, the powerful inertia to keep schools and school districts the same continues to dampen and  neutralize any efforts to innovate and change how schools operate. We are still on a march to obsolescence.

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Speechy: Database of Free, Useful Online Resources for Language

Speechy: Database of Free, Useful Online Resources for Language | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The people on the Speechy website surf the Internet looking for free, reliable, easy-to-use, stable, and implementable resources for language teachers. The Resources a la carte and Teaching Materials tabs focus only on ...
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Measurable Success in Technology Integration – Mooresville Graded School District | E

Measurable Success in Technology Integration – Mooresville Graded School District | E | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Our 4th post in a series of articles examining measurable successes in the deployment of education and instructional technologies.

 

Over the last month, we’ve been reading about examples of schools that have demonstrated measurable improvements in student performance through the meticulously planned integration of technology in their curricula and academic approach (see ‘Related Posts’ at the bottom of this post for the rest of the articles in the series). Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina has become a de facto model of this type of “digital school”

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The 21st Century Principal

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According to Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes, in the book Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age, school leaders should

“Think of your website as home base for your school information platform.”

 

A great deal is written about school leaders engaging in the use of social media. I myself have done the same. But, most of us have a more powerful way to communicate information and image to the broader world than social media, and that is our school or district web presence.

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ClassBadges | Home

ClassBadges | Home | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Empowering Teachers. Motivating Students.
ClassBadges is a free, online tool where teachers can award badges for student accomplishments. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school.

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10 Firefox Plugins For A Safer Browsing Experience

10 Firefox Plugins For A Safer Browsing Experience | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Mozilla’s Firefox browser is a user-friendly and feature-rich browser, with around 35% of all web users using it to browse the Web.
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P2PU | Build a "Digital Is" Resource for the World!

P2PU | Build a "Digital Is" Resource for the World! | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

If “digital” is how we write, share, collaborate, publish, and participate, what does this mean for writing and the teaching of writing? The NWP Digital Is website is a forum for exploring that question and we invite you to contribute your work to inform and further enhance and build the knowledge and conversation within an emerging field.

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ABOUT - Open Access Week

ABOUT - Open Access Week | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

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Big Change in Gifted and Talented Testing

Big Change in Gifted and Talented Testing | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
A new test for admission into New York City's gifted and talented program will account for the bulk of a student's score, upending a testing regime that a growing number of children had appeared to master.
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Authentic Education - What is UbD™?

Authentic Education - What is UbD™? | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Understanding by Design® (UbD™) is a framework for improving student achievement. Emphasizing the teacher's critical role as a designer of student learning, UbD™ works within the standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify learning goals, devise revealing assessments of student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities.


Developed by nationally recognized educators Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, and published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Understanding by Design® is based on the following key ideas:

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20+ Tools To Supercharge Your Dropbox

20+ Tools To Supercharge Your Dropbox | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Dropbox is a powerful cloud service but it is more than just a website for online storage. Dropbox has many apps that work together with it to enhance your Dropbox experience.
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Technical Assistance: Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation's Classrooms Training Toolkit

Technical Assistance: Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation's Classrooms Training Toolkit | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

This training toolkit is made up of two modules that address bullying in classrooms. Specifically, it is designed to assist teachers in cultivating meaningful relationships with students while creating a positive climate in the classroom.

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Student-Centered Learning Environments: How and Why

Student-Centered Learning Environments: How and Why | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Education in our middle schools and high schools these days are rapidly changing. The old notion of a classroom where the students are sitting quietly and neatly in their seats, while the teacher is up front pouring pearls of wisdom and knowledge into their brains is absurd.

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English language teachers discuss new training methods - The News International

English language teachers discuss new training methods - The News International | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The Star OnlineEnglish language teachers discuss new training methods The News InternationalLater, the book, “Techniques and principles in language teaching”, co-authored by Dr Larsen-Freeman and Marti Anderson, was launched by the Oxford University...
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Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List and the 21st Century Learner

Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List and the 21st Century Learner | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
It has been over one year since I last provided a list of recent articles/blog posts that I have read that have helped to develop my thinking on the topic of to mobile learning.  Below is the 6th l...
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Attendance Tracker: Use Your Phone To Record Attendances For Events [Android 2.2+]

Attendance Tracker: Use Your Phone To Record Attendances For Events [Android 2.2+] | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Today’s smartphone allow their users to complete a wide range of tasks using the device. One of these many tasks is to record attendances at any type of event.
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50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic

50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

How do you discover the education news and research that matters to you? Probably by curating a list of the top thought leaders, local people you want to keep track of, and a smattering of other helpful folks.

 

But it’s not always easy to find the thought leaders from around the world you should be following. Whether you agree with what they’re saying, tweeting, or believing … their opinion matters to many. So rather than shutting out a particular point of view, consider adding some of these 50 education thought leaders curated by Online College to your stream to keep it lively and interesting!

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Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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: PBS LearningMedia

: PBS LearningMedia | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Click to see a collection of tens of thousands of resources by subject area:

Arts
English Language Arts
Health and Physical Education
Mathematics
Preschool
Professional Development
Science
Social Studies

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P2PU | Build a "Digital Is" Resource for the World! | Learn how to make resources.

P2PU | Build a "Digital Is" Resource for the World! | Learn how to make resources. | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Build a "Digital Is" Resource for the World!: Build a resource about digital writing for the NWP Digital Is website.
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5 things teachers want parents to know

5 things teachers want parents to know | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

(CNN) - During the average school day, teachers are with children as many waking hours as parents are. But many educators believe there’s a short in the communication lines between themselves and parents. When asked what they’d want parents to know about education, not all of the teachers we spoke to wished to be named - but they did share many common concerns from the classroom

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Opal School gets worldwide audience with online teacher-development program

Opal School gets worldwide audience with online teacher-development program | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The small charter school at the Portland Children's Museum is gaining attention for its use of the Reggio-Emilia teaching approach, which calls for taking cues from children in creating a flexible curriculum.
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