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Dan Rather's interview with Linda Darling-Hammond on Finland

In just 30 years, Finland transformed its school system from one that was mediocre and inequitable, to one that consistently produces some of the world's bes...
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Adobe Slate | Make a beautiful visual story.

Adobe Slate | Make a beautiful visual story. | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it

Slate lets you turn anything you want to say – whether it’s a book report, a newsletter or your latest travel adventure – into a beautiful visual story, in minutes. Bring your words and images together, tap on one of the professionally designed, magazine-style themes and beautiful fonts, colors and motion are automatically applied! The good news is, you don’t have to make any complex design decisions. You can just focus on your story.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 4, 2:22 PM

Adobe Slate is a new free iPad app for making and sharing presentations on any device.

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Adobe Slate | Make a beautiful visual story. #VisualStorytelling

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Common Core Shifts

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Common Core writing standards require History/Social Science teachers to become writing teachers. Yet many are uncomfortable in this role, they are more accustomed to being experts in their content...
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Indeed.  The lesson described in this article and video is the focus of my history department as we common core-ize our curriculum.

 
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50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

50 Ways to Teach With Current Events | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
In honor of National News Engagement Day, here are 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, December 12, 2014 2:15 PM

Great outline from the NY Times on how to use current events in the classroom.

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Digital Vaults - explore and create

Digital Vaults - explore and create | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it

Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 11:22 AM

The National Archives offer a very interesting tool for students who study American history. They can create a poster or a movie based on thousands of files that can be found in the Digital Vaults. The final product can be shared digitally or printed.

Great for history projects or presentations.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 30, 2014 7:28 AM

I can't help thinking how great of a resource this wIll be for my students to use to create a Glogster poster On the American Revolution.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 30, 2014 1:43 PM

Wel Flash nodig, dus niet geschikt voor op de iPad

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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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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 13, 1:58 AM

Awfully good list!

Tdutec Innovación Educativa's curator insight, January 25, 11:51 AM

añada su visión ...

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 9, 8:31 PM

Wow! Extensive Lots of ideas here!!

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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, 2014 2:07 PM

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, 2014 9:24 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, 2014 8:05 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, 2014 4:02 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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STELLER - tell your story

STELLER - tell your story | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours with photos, videos and text, all right from your iPhone.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 17, 9:51 AM

A great iPad app for creating photo stories with text. You can watch the story paging through the ebook. Viewers can add comments, like and share your stories.

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How much food can you buy for $5 around the world?

How much food can you buy for $5 around the world? | Globalizing Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Cost of living differs from country to country. One way to see this is in the cost of basic food staples. This video by BuzzFeed shows what some foods cost around the world.
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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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Pablo Barrios's curator insight, July 1, 2014 5:53 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.

Fra-Léc's curator insight, October 4, 2014 10:33 AM

Merci Aurélie !

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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, 2014 9:36 PM

Watch this before you start your next presentation!

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 2014 1:11 PM

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, 2014 6:20 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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