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Doodle 4 Google | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Doodle 4 Google | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Doodle 4 Google

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created three videos and activity packs to introduce your K-12 classroom to the creative process. Explore these resources in your classroom then join us on March 5th when we head back to Google Headquarters for a live virtual field trip where we’ll introduce your students to brainstorming ideas, digital design tools, and more!

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, February 6, 3:17 PM

Google created three videos and activity packs to introduce your K-12 classroom to the creative process. Explore these resources in your classroom then join them on March 5th when they head back to Google Headquarters for a live virtual field trip where they’ll introduce your students to brainstorming ideas, digital design tools, and more!

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Prism | Home

Prism | Home | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it

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This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences. 

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, January 22, 11:04 AM

This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences. 

Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, January 22, 11:07 AM

This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences. 

James Jandebeur's curator insight, February 14, 10:06 PM

Interesting way to get a group interpretation of passages. Should be good for discussion. Basically, you create a new "Prism", upload text, assign a virtual color marker to an interpretation, and let other users mark up sections of your text with their interpretation of the meaning of that text. You can also select a copyright type for the text you upload, generally Fair Use.

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PD Roadblocks: Control, Compliance, and Permission.

PD Roadblocks: Control, Compliance, and Permission. | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
When I think of Professional Development for teachers in the traditional sense, I am more and more convinced that being connected as an educator is more effective in accomplishing the goal of profe...
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We couldn't agree more and love the direction that our county is going with its talent. Our new online PD platform truly allows teachers to customize their PD to fit their individual needs in this 21st century world.

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Why We Collaborate

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"The world has over a trillion hours a year of free time to commit to shared projects," says professor Clay Shirky.

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edWeb.net - Registration

edWeb.net - Registration | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it

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Gaming is a great way to motivate and engage students. Check out these free webinars to learn how to incorporate some new strategies to your teaching.

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:43 AM

Gaming is a great way to motivate and engage students. Check out these free webinars to learn how to incorporate some new strategies to your teaching

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Private schooling myth debunked

Private schooling myth debunked | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Children who attend private primary schools don't perform any better in NAPLAN tests.
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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it

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The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA  brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.

The DPLA planning process began in October 2010 at a meeting in Cambridge, MA. During this meeting, 40 leaders from libraries, foundations, academia, and technology projects agreed to work together to create “an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that would draw on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform, and empower everyone in current and future ­generations.”

In December 2010, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, convened leading experts in libraries, technology, law, and education to begin work on this ambitious project. A two-year process of intense grassroots community organization, beginning in October 2011 and hosted at the Berkman Center, brought together hundreds of public and research librarians, innovators, digital humanists, and other volunteers—organized into six workstreams and led by a distinguished Steering Committee—helped to scope, design, and construct the DPLA.

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:10 AM

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements:

1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, format, and topic.

2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. With an application programming interface (API) and maximally open data, the DPLA can be used by software developers, researchers, and others to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps.

For more information about the DPLA platform and open API, please see the For Developers section.

3. An advocate for a strong public option in the twenty-first century. For most of American history, the ability to access materials for free through public libraries has been a central part of our culture, producing generations of avid readers and a knowledgeable, engaged citizenry. The DPLA works, along with like-minded organizations and individuals, to ensure that this critical, open intellectual landscape remains vibrant and broad in the face of increasingly restrictive digital options. The DPLA seeks to multiply openly accessible materials to strengthen the public option that libraries represent in their communities.

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FREE - Federal Registry for Educational Excellence | FREE – Federal Registry for Educational Excellence

FREE - Federal Registry for Educational Excellence | FREE – Federal Registry for Educational Excellence | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it

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Today large collections of learning resources sit online, waiting to be accessed. The burden of locating these resources, assessing their quality, connecting them to related resources, and sharing them with others often falls on individual educators.

The Learning Registry makes all of these activities easier by acting as an aggregator of metadata—data about the learning resources available online—including the publisher, location, content area, standards alignment, ratings, reviews, and more.

With the help of publishers and developers who make data about online educational content available to the Learning Registry and use the Learning Registry’s open source platform to create the tools educators need, digital learning resources can now be consumed in a smart, efficient and social way. 

 

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, October 5, 2013 1:13 PM

Today large collections of learning resources sit online, waiting to be accessed. The burden of locating these resources, assessing their quality, connecting them to related resources, and sharing them with others often falls on individual educators.

The Learning Registry makes all of these activities easier by acting as an aggregator of metadata—data about the learning resources available online—including the publisher, location, content area, standards alignment, ratings, reviews, and more.

With the help of publishers and developers who make data about online educational content available to the Learning Registry and use the Learning Registry’s open source platform to create the tools educators need, digital learning resources can now be consumed in a smart, efficient and social way. 

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How to Teach to a Diverse Classroom of Students / PR Digest

How to Teach to a Diverse Classroom of Students / PR Digest | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Each year teachers are faced with the daunting task of teaching to a classroom of 20-30 individual students, each with their own learning styles, interests, and.
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Powerful new tools in educators' digital arsenal - Cherry Hill Courier Post

Powerful new tools in educators' digital arsenal - Cherry Hill Courier Post | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Powerful new tools in educators' digital arsenalCherry Hill Courier PostStudents can embrace the learning styles that work best for them: visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic and logical-mathematical.
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There IS No Interesting Way to Title a Blog Post About Bloom's Taxonomy

There IS No Interesting Way to Title a Blog Post About Bloom's Taxonomy | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
So, in an effort to promote metacognitive thinking... um... or something, I decided to try something new this year. I've posted a chart of Bloom's Taxonomy on the back wall of my classroom. (@oswego98 I've got a giant Bloom's Pyramid on my back wall.
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How to Study guide

How to Study guide | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
How to Study Though learning styles differ, there are various guides that give tips on the best learning styles that have been tested and proven to give very (Read: : How to Study guide - How to Study Though learning styles differ, there are...)...
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Be Inspired, Be an Innovator! | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

Be Inspired, Be an Innovator! | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
PBS Learning Media Home Page

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, February 3, 3:59 PM

This collection of targeted video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides are designed to give teachers the tools they need to drive innovative thinking among middle and high school students. Featured resources explore the critical and creative skills that engineers, inventors, musicians, farmers, and scientists rely on to develop the innovative products and processes that underpin our everyday lives.

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Teach Kids to Use the Four-Letter Word

Teach Kids to Use the Four-Letter Word | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, award-winning teacher leader and curriculum developer, talks about a powerful four-letter word - grit - and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of demonstrating and encouraging their students how to use it.

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Tenacity is a critical trait for success...

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, January 17, 2:25 PM

Tenacity is one of the single greatest indicatiors in success....

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 18, 1:15 PM

Grit.

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Giving Students a Choice in Assignments Can Boost Creativity and Motivation | Faculty Focus

Giving Students a Choice in Assignments Can Boost Creativity and Motivation | Faculty Focus | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
How do we overcome resistance and encourage creative ideas and thinking from our students? Try giving them a choice in assignments.

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kathyvsr's curator insight, September 21, 2013 6:46 AM

This article includes great ideas for choices.

Terri's curator insight, September 21, 2013 4:40 PM

#gtchat #geniushour #differentiation

Lesli Brown's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:48 PM

Giving choice in small group assignments helps students feel a sense of ownership to their work.

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:24 AM

Inquiry Based Learning puts the kids in the driver's seat as creative thinkers and problem solvers

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Inquiry Based Learning puts kids in the driver seat as the creative thinkers and problem solvers

Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:30 AM

Inquiry Based Learning puts kids in the driver seat as creative thinkers and problem solvers

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Private schooling myth debunked

Private schooling myth debunked | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Children who attend private primary schools don't perform any better in NAPLAN tests.
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Common Core Support Tools

Common Core Support Tools
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a fabulous array of teacher resources to help with Common Core strategies created by North Carolina Schools

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Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:52 AM

An amazing array of Common Core Standards aggregated by North Carolina's Board of Education.

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Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
KIPP King Collegiate High School principal Jason Singer trains his teachers to lead Socratic discussions (above); Katie Kirkpatrick (right), dean of instruction, developed a step-by-step framework --

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All students benefit from learning critical thinking strategies and skills. This article highlights how teachers are being trained to make that an integral part of classroom pedagogy.

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, October 7, 2013 8:10 AM

Those of us that have been teaching the gifted realize the importance of teaching critical thinking strategies for the benefit of all students. The socratic method is a fabulous tool towards that end.

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Common Core Academies | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Common Core Academies | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Attend the Discovery Education Common Core Institute.

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, October 4, 2013 9:03 AM

What a great full day opportunity sponsored by Discovery Ed for educators and completely free!

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Building learning with Legos - Baltimore Sun (blog)

Building learning with Legos - Baltimore Sun (blog) | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Baltimore Sun (blog)Building learning with LegosBaltimore Sun (blog)"We're trying in classes to tap into different learning styles, different ways to learn.
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News and views on ubiquitous, mobile, connected ... - uLearning Blog

News and views on ubiquitous, mobile, connected ... - uLearning Blog | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Its well known that giving easy digital content creation tools into the hands of more teachers and students is a great way to encourage focus on higher order thinking skills in the curriculum. For schools with Macs and iPads, the ...
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Web Hosting » Blog Archive » Web 2.0: How-To for Educators

Web Hosting » Blog Archive » Web 2.0: How-To for Educators | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Topics include:-online collaboration tools -social networking-web 2.0 tools-technology integration-higher order thinking The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional ...
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Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans | higherorderthinking | Scoop.it
Pearltrees is a place to collect, organize and share everything you like on the web.
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