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Note-Taking with iPads

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I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precis
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Note-taking is a skill students will use all their lives.

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Google Sites More Than You Think

Google Sites More Than You Think | Going Digital | Scoop.it
This site will be used during my presentation at the Google Apps For Education European Summit
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Some great ideas here.

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What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos)

What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos) | Going Digital | Scoop.it

In simple terms, it is the process of breaking down what you know and information you have, and then evaluating and critically analyzing it in order to make an informed decision without bias.

A critical thinker:

- Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
- Desires to be, and is, well-informed
- Judges well the credibility of sources
- Identifies reasons, assumptions, and conclusions
- Asks appropriate clarifying questions
- Judges well the quality of an argument, including its reasons, assumptions, evidence, and their degree of support for the conclusion
- Can well develop and defend a reasonable position regarding a belief or an action, doing justice to challenges
- Formulates plausible hypotheses
- Plans and conducts experiments well
- Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
- Draws conclusions when warranted – but with caution
- Integrates all of the above aspects of critical thinking 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 16, 4:49 PM

A critical thinker:

- Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
- Desires to be, and is, well-informed
- Judges well the credibility of sources
- Identifies reasons, assumptions, and conclusions
- Asks appropriate clarifying questions
- Judges well the quality of an argument, including its reasons, assumptions, evidence, and their degree of support for the conclusion
- Can well develop and defend a reasonable position regarding a belief or an action, doing justice to challenges
- Formulates plausible hypotheses
- Plans and conducts experiments well
- Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
- Draws conclusions when warranted – but with caution
- Integrates all of the above aspects of critical thinking 


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking


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What Do Public Domain & Creative Commons Mean? - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media - Research Guides at Harvard Library

What Do Public Domain & Creative Commons Mean? - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media - Research Guides at Harvard Library | Going Digital | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons media for your project or presentation.
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Good reminder that not all creative commons stuff allows for unlimited use. Also, just because something is public domain or CC doesn't necessarily mean you don't have to give attribution.

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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.
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Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Create

Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Create | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Eric Brunsell's ongoing series showcases some innovative tools and examples for showcasing student work.
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Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Collaborate

Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Collaborate | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Eric Brunsell's ongoing series showcases some innovative tools and examples for student collaboration.
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Love the definition of collaboration: First, accept every offer and second, make your partner look good.

The author talks about how some of the principles from Improv also work for collaboration. 

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6 virtual field trips to give lesson plans a boost

6 virtual field trips to give lesson plans a boost | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Don't have the budget to travel the world? That doesn't mean students have to miss out! 
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Google Lit Trips, Global Trek, The Nine (actually 8) Planets.... 

 

If money is tight, try taking your students on a virtual field trip.

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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do | Going Digital | Scoop.it
There's more to Google Maps than a place you double-check your directions. Google's data-stuffed site offers a lot of helpful tools for vacationers, spreadsheet nerds, bikers, and others. Today we're digging into Google's data-rich geo-tool and pulling out some helpful lesser-known features.
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The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You | Edudemic | Diigo

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An older list, but lots of good stuff still around.

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The Plagiarism Checker

 
Instructions: Cut & paste your student's paper or homework assignment into the box below, and click the "check" button. This free plagiarism detector will find plagiarized text in homework and other essays/reports.
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Create Great HTML Classroom Newsletters for FREE with Google Sites

Create Great HTML Classroom Newsletters for FREE with Google Sites | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Recently, I came across a great Google script by Romain Vialard on how to create nice looking email newsletters from a Google Sites page. It is simple to do, requires no programming skills, and cou...
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Great for those weekly parent letters.

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The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones

The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Despite studies that prove unplugging and spending time without your cell phone is beneficial for a number of reasons, parents know it is easier said than done. Unfortunately, children are noticing.

According to Hightlight's annual "State of...
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Nice infograph about kids thoughts on various issues including parental cell phone usage.

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Rachel Vartanian's curator insight, March 28, 4:40 PM

EdTech is about education: student learning and outcomes. 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 18, 8:33 PM

Primero la pedagogía, después la tecnología.

Stéphane Bataillard's curator insight, August 24, 1:26 PM

A méditer...

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Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images

Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images | Going Digital | Scoop.it

When students create multimedia projects they might be tempted to simply do a Google Images search and use the first images they see. But as educators we have a responsibility to teach students to respect copyright holders' rights. One of the ways that we can do that is to teach students to use Creative Commons and Public Domain images.

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YES! I cannot emphasize enough how we need to be modeling what we want our students doing. Just because we are in education does not mean we have the right to use information without giving attribution. 

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Pear Deck

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Plan & build interactive present deck from Google Drive, Launch a live session on the projector, Students join on their devices to interact in a fun, easy, engaging way.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Going Digital | Scoop.it
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic clarifies the habits of highly-effective educators, who use edtech!
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Number 6 is difficult -- even when you try to think ahead, it doesn't always go as planned. I'd put number 2 right after number 6. Be willing to change the plan when it isn't working.

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Web Tools Blog Series: Collecting, Organizing and Making Sense of Information

Web Tools Blog Series: Collecting, Organizing and Making Sense of Information | Going Digital | Scoop.it
A review of some of the most powerful web tools that can help students use the Internet efficiently. This blog is part of Edutopia's Summer PD series.
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Common Mythconceptions - World's Most Contagious Falsehoods - Information Is Beautiful

Common Mythconceptions - World's Most Contagious Falsehoods - Information Is Beautiful | Going Digital | Scoop.it
We only use 10% of our brain. We evolved from chimps. Dairy foods increase mucous. Pfffff! These and 45 other myths & misconceptions debunked. Solidly.
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Information is power. This would be a great site to use in a lesson about checking sources and facts.

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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

 

 


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 27, 1:42 PM

Good selection

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Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions

Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.
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Fun site. Not web 2.0, but some great ideas.

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