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No slackers: International teachers say Bozeman students have more freedom

No slackers: International teachers say Bozeman students have more freedom | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
From the way American teenagers are portrayed in the movies,
foreign teachers visiting Bozeman High School half expected to see
a bunch of unruly slackers.
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Using the Google Drive Presentation App

Google Drive has all the office tools, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, even a terrific forms tool. But the one no-one seems to pay any attention to is Presenta...

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Why choose Google Drive's Presentation app over Power Point?  No reason, unless you are collaborating on a presentation.  Since more students are working on projects electronically and from different locations, this could be a great tool.

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Terri Rice's curator insight, June 30, 9:57 AM

This is a fast paced 'how-to-use' video, but it is excellent content. So good, I even signed up for the DottoTech newsletter.  Give it a preview. You will be glad you did.

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Pablo Barrios's curator insight, July 1, 2:53 PM

Excelente vídeo con una clara explicación sobre cómo utilizar la Herramienta para Presentaciones de Google Drive. Simple y una alternativa más a lo ya tradicional.

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
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Reading Like a Historian: Philosophical Chairs

Reading Like a Historian: Philosophical Chairs | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Classroom discussion and debate is a big part of the Reading Like A Historian curriculum. Watch how you can teach students to take positions and defend their point of view with sources in a classroom debate environment.
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The Teaching Channel contains a variety of videos of classroom lessons using engaging and valuable skills. I love the ones demonstrating the use of primary and secondary source documents. Here this! I scan the www and read best practices articles all the time. These videos make it super easy to see how theory works in the classroom.

 

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Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Here's links and descriptions of a dozen great websites for finding historic documents in World history. Samples from each site are included.
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What Students Think About Using iPads in School

What Students Think About Using iPads in School | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Students weigh in on how devices change what happens in class, how they think about learning and how they organize their school work.
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10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes


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Scott Langston's curator insight, February 13, 6:36 PM

Watch this before you start your next presentation!

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 10:11 AM

Hmmm....again, some good things here, but much of this seems directed at business pitch-type presentations.  For example, this lists data-rich presentations as something you should avoid.  You need to FOCUS and EMPHASIZE data rich presentations.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 9, 3:20 AM

10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes

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Teaching News Writing to Teach History Writing

Teaching News Writing to Teach History Writing | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
When I was a student, nothing helped me become more skilled at writing history than learning about journalism -- news reporting, in particular. I don't mean to undervalue my fabulous teachers in high
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Find Vintage Public Domain Posters and Advertisments on Viintage

Find Vintage Public Domain Posters and Advertisments on Viintage | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it

Viintage is a neat site that developed by a husband and wife graphic design and photography team....

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A Global Audience to Inspire Your Students

A Global Audience to Inspire Your Students | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
After reading 'An Ethic of Excellence' by Ron Berger I was inspired to try and use his core principles to make a difference in my own school. One of the core principles that struck me from Berger's...

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So many possibilities...

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Chart - A Comparison of Educational Blogging Platforms

Chart - A Comparison of Educational Blogging Platforms | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it

Chart comparing several major blogging platforms and their overall usefullness for teachers/classrooms which engage students within blogging as part of their curriculum and/or classroom activities.


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Mr. David Burton's curator insight, January 4, 7:55 AM

A reminder for those teachers withing my district, Moore Public Schools, that we do have a blog feature on our schoolwires website plaform. Ask your local webmaster for details.

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Global education lessons: China’s mentor schools bridge rich-poor gap

Global education lessons: China’s mentor schools bridge rich-poor gap | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
As the US struggles with inequity between richer and poorer school districts, Shanghai's stellar urban schools offer hands-on help to rural schools with intensive teaching and administrative mentoring.
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What Does 'American' Actually Mean?

What Does 'American' Actually Mean? | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
In Latin America, "American" means anyone from the American continent. U.S. citizens claiming the word are considered gauche or imperialist. So what's the solution?
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A difficult question.  I posed this question on my social networking site, and it was tricky for most of us to answer.

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Arlis Groves's curator insight, June 20, 2013 9:37 AM

Tough question.  Pose this question to people you know.  See what they say.

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27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher

27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it

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You can’t swing an iPad in the hallway without hitting someone talking about becoming a 21st century teacher, 21st century student, or something involving the 21st century. While I personally am quite over that term, it fits and makes sense. I guess. (Personally, I think a better term is ‘modern’ teacher or ‘connected’ teacher rather than just stating that someone exists within this century. Kinda vague, no?)

So what does it take to become a 21st century teacher? Quite simply, it’s a little more than integrating the computer lab into the classroom. In fact, classrooms should look nothing like a computer lab that we’ve come to know and instead should resemble a set of grouped students collaborating, learning with each other, and having a ‘guide on the side’ teacher who helps steer the proverbial ship.

Think you got the chops to become a 21st century teacher, a modern teacher, or at least an educator who has a classroom of engaged students? Use this handy chart to find more than two dozen ways to become the teacher you’ve always known you could be. Most of the ways are briefly explained but that’s kinda the beauty of the whole chart. You can take the sentence or two and turn it into a new teaching process that others may not already use. For example, the term ‘collaborate’ (see below) could mean just about anything to a modern teacher. Collaborate via Skype? Collaborate to try out Project-Based Learning? Collaborate to grow your PLN? The sky is the limit! In fact, these days we talk about space so much that the sky is not the limit.

Have I gotten you excited enough to start taking your own great leap into the world of modern education? I hope so. Shoot for the moon, you might hit a star. If not, use this infographic-y visual as a guide to becoming a modern teacher. If you are already one, pass this along to your friends and colleagues to make sure they’re becoming one too.

What ways would you add to this visual? Want a print-friendly PDF? Click here. Also, check out the great blog by Mia MacMeekin who made this chart!"


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Lou Salza's curator insight, June 12, 2013 10:45 AM

If we haven't done these things already we are over a decade late!

Just sayin' -Lou

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, July 23, 5:34 AM

Buen listado. Ya no hay excusas para producir buenos contenidos de salud

BobbyO's curator insight, July 24, 3:56 AM

Good Curative video stuff.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, July 29, 9:27 PM

A fantastic list - all categorised and organised for you!

How to save that online video, how to share videos you have made, how to create them... the lists go on!

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70 useful sentences for academic writing

70 useful sentences for academic writing | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
This post contains a random collection of 70 sentence stems you can use in your academic writing.

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This article is one I didn't want to misplace.  Students with global ed skills are supposed to be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.  Academic language is essential to have "in one's pocket."

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How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension

How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it

Over the past 60 years, reading comprehension has changed its emphasis from the mastery of skills and subskills that are learned by rote and automatized to a focus on learning strategies, which are adaptable, flexible, and, most important, in the...


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Screencastify - screencast on your Chromebook

Screencastify  - screencast on your Chromebook | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
We have been waiting to be able to screen cast on a Chromebook for too long! This feature is now here, without complications or having to jump through hoops to get it to work.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 15, 11:07 AM

If you are a Chrome user, now you can create your screencasts directly in your browser using the new app Screencastify. The app is free and easy to use.

Look for the app on Chrome Web store.

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, February 16, 6:24 AM

This is a game changer. As we look into all we will want to do with a device for our 1:1 initiative, being able to screencast was a priority. Student being able to demonstrate mastery by teaching others a specific skill online is essential to our technology platform. This helps tip the scale a bit toward the ChromeBook side. 

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‘An Informed Traveler Is a Safe Traveler’

‘An Informed Traveler Is a Safe Traveler’ | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
More U.S. (Did you know @TravelGov developed an API to share #Travel Warnings & Alerts?

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See the First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem

See the First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Since 1844, millions of photographs have probably been taken of Jerusalem. But these blurry snaps are the very first.
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Free International Travel for Teachers With Two Grants - Teaching Traveling!

Free International Travel for Teachers With Two Grants - Teaching Traveling! | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Learn how teachers can travel internationally for FREE through two grant programs: Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad and IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms!
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Yes!  Travel can inspire creativity and can result in stronger connections between teachers and their students.  Read a brief interview about my recent international experiences.

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My American Farm - Great Seed Search

My American Farm - Great Seed Search | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Free online games for grades 3-5 teach children math, reading, science, and social studies skills in the context of agriculture.
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6 ways to be a better global citizen

6 ways to be a better global citizen | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it

Photo: Thomas Leuthard One of the side effects of international travel is that you lose the luxury of thinking of yourself only as the citizen of your hometown or country.


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Katie Vazquez's curator insight, February 16, 5:05 PM

Title: 6 ways to be a better global citizen

Author: Matt Hershberger

Date: January 1, 2014

 

Main idea: It's about six ways to become a better global citizen when you're visiting another country, state, or city.

 

Summarize the article:

1. You should travel sustainably by traveling by bike, walking, kayaking, or sailing.

2. Learn about the items you buy by checking out the company and if it was ethically made.

3. Read or listen to things that are happening around the world by watching TV, going on the internet, and listening to podcasts.


Opinion/POV: Yes, there's an opinion/POV because the author is giving everybody his tips on how to be a better global citizen. His tips are different from the rest of the world's.


Question: I don't have a question for the article.


Is this article important to science? Why?

I think it is important to science because if you learn about the other countries and the events that take place, you could be informed about new discoveries, research, etc.


Source: http://matadornetwork.com/change/6-ways-to-be-a-better-global-citizen-in-2014/

Rositta Giron's comment, February 22, 1:02 PM
i like this article. shows how to be aaa good citizen. I love tht book three cups of tea. good article though.
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Add Questions for Students to YouTube Videos

Add Questions for Students to YouTube Videos | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
You can add questions to any You Tube video if you sign up for the Beta test Google just started.  You can sign up by clicking here.
You can add questions (only multiple choice for now) anywhere in the video.
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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers
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After reading through this chart, I noted that my department already uses many of these suggestions.  See what you think.

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Why We Need Common Core: "I choose C."

Why We Need Common Core: "I choose C." | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
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Worth the three minutes it takes to watch. This illustrates the need to be sure our students have ALL the skills they will need to enter the adult world and work force.
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