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SCIS | Teacher associations support Australian Curriculum

SCIS | Teacher associations support Australian Curriculum | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Education Services Australia partnered with Australian teachers’ associations to develop practical, classroom-related digital resources that are aligned to the Australian Curriculum. In this article Gabrielle England provides an overview of resources available for Phase 1 Learning Areas.

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katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 4:50 AM

Aust Curriculum introduction means resourcing opportunities - time for school libraries to work with classroom teachers to provide great resources

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The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
If Minecraft has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they’re talking about anymore, you’re in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century skills such as creativity, innovation, and collaboration, your kids’ obsession can be overwhelming. Perhaps most puzzling is that every waking moment they’re not playing Minecraft, they’re in front of YouTube watching Minecraft.

For fans — and they are legion — Minecraft YouTube videos are a huge part of their enjoyment of the game. There are tutorials (for ideas on new things to create), “Let’s Play” videos (footage of people playing the game), challenges (new gameplay ideas to try), mod showcases (which show off cool thing kids can download to modify their Minecraft worlds), and more.

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The State of Educational Blogging 2014 - The Edublogger

The State of Educational Blogging 2014 - The Edublogger | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, October 19, 7:48 PM

Just fascinating! 

Sally Tilley's curator insight, Today, 12:53 AM

A brilliant summary of all things bloggy and the comparisons and evaluation of various platforms is so helpful! Thanks for sharing...

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The Greatest Invention?

"What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 11, 3:58 PM

What one invention has made the greatest difference in the lives of people all around the world?  The case can be made for the washing machine; it has been a major tool in transforming the lives of women and restructuring gender roles in industrialized societies. 


Tags: gapminder, poverty gendertechnology, industry, development, TED.

Kelli Jones's curator insight, October 19, 5:41 PM

I think that it is really interesting how something that almost everybody in todays society has and uses and doesn't really think about, can be described as a "miracle" to some people.

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Weebly releases website-creation app for iPad

Weebly releases website-creation app for iPad | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
To think they used to say that one couldn’t do real work or create content on the iPad… Enter Weebly for iPad, a native application by the popular web-hosting service which allows users to create websites in minutes by dragging and dropping various elements in its web interface.

Although it’s been available on iOS since May 2012, Weebly was iPhone-only until todays update which has brought out native iPad interface with full editing capabilities, unlike the iPhone and iPod touch version.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 11, 5:04 PM

The iPad edition of Weebly supports full editing capability

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, October 12, 11:18 PM

For those teachers thinking of setting up a website this might be the app your looking for!

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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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WEAC's curator insight, October 12, 12:25 PM

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. 

Ruby Day's curator insight, October 12, 11:01 PM

Great resource to share with students

 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, Today, 9:29 AM

Could be useful for student teachers who have to prepare academic articles as part of their research methodology subject. 

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Visualizing Earth's Physical Systems

Visualizing Earth's Physical Systems | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

"An animated map of global wind and weather. Join the Facebook community.  Seen here are the dual menaces, Cyclone Hudhud and Typhoon Vongfong (as seen from ISS)."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 7, 2:18 PM

Earlier I shared a dynamic map of near-live wind data for the United States and a static rendering of global wind patterns.  This combines the features of both of those resources to provide a mesmerizing digital globe.  This visualization of global weather conditions is updated every three hours from supercomputer data projections.  Click on the 'earth' text in the lower left-hand corner to customize the display.  For examining the wind patterns and oceans currents, this is much more useful than Google Earth; this is definitely one of my favorite resources.


Tagsphysical, weather and climate, mapping, visualization.

Pam Anderson's curator insight, October 12, 11:48 AM

this might interest some of our teachers who are studying weather With their students.  I just think this site is fascinating!

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iPad PD and iResources

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For those of you using Office on an iPad: Tips and Resources: http://www.investintech.com/apps/msofficeforipadtips/

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, September 15, 12:14 PM

For those of you using Office on an iPad, here are some tips and resources to support you

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Reading Australia - Home

Reading Australia - Home | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
This is the Reading Australia Home page. Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.

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SCIS's curator insight, September 14, 7:32 PM

Excellent Curriculum resource

Carey Leahy's curator insight, September 15, 7:22 PM
A great resource when more digital content is made available.
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Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps

Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Using these map creation tools you can easily create and manage interactive maps.

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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, September 15, 9:10 AM

Several different tools for creating maps. Great use for Social Studies, Literature, etc.

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, September 18, 1:58 PM

добавить свой понимание ...

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, October 2, 6:52 AM

A esta lista parece só faltar o Zeemaps.

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Scribbleton - The little personal wiki

Scribbleton - The little personal wiki | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Scribbleton - a personal desktop wiki for Windows, Mac, and Linux

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, September 10, 10:27 AM

This is a nice idea for those who don't want some of their content online.

pollyalida's curator insight, September 12, 8:40 AM

offline wiki for iOS, windows and more. 

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The most famous trips in history

The most famous trips in history | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

"An interactive map to explore history's greatest journeys, from Magellan to Kerouc." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 18, 4:20 PM

This use-to-use interactive map let's users digitally walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest explorers ever.  Some of the pivotal moments in history was when geographers sought out lands that were unknown to them. 

Carmen Arias 's curator insight, October 20, 5:41 PM

Interesting!

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Open Textbook Library

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, October 19, 7:51 AM

Extraordinaria iniciativa que puede facilitar enormemente el acceso a libros texto desarrollados de manera colaborativa por profesores especialistas de todo el mundo.

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14 Of The Best Apps That Take Advantage Of iOS 8's New Notification Center Widgets

14 Of The Best Apps That Take Advantage Of iOS 8's New Notification Center Widgets | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Widgets in Notification Center make it easier to interact with apps, without having to launch the app itself.

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Changing Models, Changing Emphases: The Evolution of Information Literacy (Keynote Address)

2014 Information Literacy Summit (Illinois) Keynote address by Trudi Jacobson (University at Albany, SUNY) and Tom Mackey, (SUNY Empire State College) held a...

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Teach Your Monster to Read On Your iPad - iPad Apps for School

Teach Your Monster to Read On Your iPad - iPad Apps for School | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Teach Your Monster to Read is a fun game designed to help students improve the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and words. Teach Your Monster to Read originally launched as a free web service (it is still available online). Recently, I learned from David Kapuler that Teach Your Monster to Read is now available as an iPad app too.

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A Wonderful Chart of Educational Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Chart of Educational Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, October 12, 12:26 PM

A tabela não está completa - isso seria impossível - mas fornece sugestões muito úteis para a escolha de ferramentas digitais para usar com os seus alunos, de acordo com as suas necessidades quer como professor ou de acordo com aquilo que pretende que os seus alunos façam.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 13, 11:48 AM

This chart provides solid ideas on what tools can be used to accomplish different teaching and learning tasks. Is anyone using some of these?

seepn110_b's curator insight, Today, 1:36 PM

A very usefull guide

 

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Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard

Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Edmodo is free and offers you a simple virtual learning environment where your students can share ideas and collaborate together. It has a very similar interface to Facebook and so your students will pick it up easily. What's more, students to do need provide their emails. It is really easy to create a group and then invite your students to join the group. You can create separate groups for each class you teach. What is more amazing is that it is free. You can create quizzes, polls, add up important dates to the calendar, run discussions and share links, videos, articles etc.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 11, 2:22 AM

If you decide to use Edmodo, this is a great place to start.

Character Minutes's curator insight, October 11, 10:23 AM

Great to have some instruction in how to use Edmodo..

Patricia Christian's curator insight, October 12, 7:48 AM

This is  a FREE LMS and does not require students to provide an email address.  You are able to upload documents, videos, MP3s, pictures and links to websites.  Edmodo is user friendly and a great way to introduce students to an online learning environment.

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Google Slides for iOS

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Google Slides for iOS is here and I have to say I am pretty impressed. Making the triumvirate of Google Docs and Sheets whole, for a free app on your iPhone or iPad that gives you access to a presentation tool, it is really good.

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The Successful eLearning Professionals [Infographic]

The Successful eLearning Professionals [Infographic] | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic 10 Things Successful eLearning Professionals Do Differently They Make it a Goal to Learn About Their Audience. Successful eLearning professionals know what motivates their learners to take online courses instead of spending their time on other ...

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 16, 5:50 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 18, 4:58 AM

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, September 18, 1:11 PM

Nothing too new under the sun here, but a solid list in easy-to-digest format.

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Learning requires a change in the brain...

Learning requires a change in the brain... | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

How do students learn? There are many concepts that look at this question, and the visual above in one way to view this. 

To the left you have a box that shows that students take in content by reading, writing, listening and experiencing, and that to comprehend and interpret content they must have prior knowledge, make observations, identify main and supporting ideas and gather evidence.

In the midle section the student has to take the input and use critical thinking skills. To do this they must also be engaged in and committed to the learning process. 

And the final section looks at their output, how does the student show what they have learned.

In all phases technology may play a role.

This visual would be great to spark discussion amongst faculy.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 14, 8:15 AM

How do students learn? There are many concepts that look at this question, and the visual above in one way to view this. 

To the left you have a box that shows that students take in content by reading, writing, listening and experiencing, and that to comprehend and interpret content they must have prior knowledge, make observations, identify main and supporting ideas and gather evidence.

In the midle section the student has to take the input and use critical thinking skills. To do this they must also be engaged in and committed to the learning process. 

And the final section looks at their output, how does the student show what they have learned.

In all phases technology may play a role.

This visual would be great to spark discussion amongst faculy.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, September 23, 7:21 PM

Aprendizagem requer mudanças no cérebro.

Uma conversa interessante sobre pensamento critico.

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The Top 35 edTech Influencers ~ wibki

The Top 35 edTech Influencers ~ wibki | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

by Dov Herzberg

 

How many do you know or follow?


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Effective Presentations - PowerPoint isn't all bad

Slides to accompany a 90-minute workshop on how to create effective presentations. Main points: prepare but establishing purpose, audience, good research and u…

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niftyjock's curator insight, September 10, 8:36 PM

nice set of slide all about PowerPoint