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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | information literacy | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

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Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

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Chris Upton + helpers's comment, August 26, 2013 3:48 PM
got it...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

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That Was History - Everyday Lessons for Everyday people

That Was History - Everyday Lessons for Everyday people | information literacy | Scoop.it
Ready To Learn Some History?
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That Was History is an educational, history channel featuring videos about our world's history. We discuss topics from a range of categories including Military History, World History, US History, Political History, Entertainment History and more. Join the That Was History community right now and start getting your history update, today!

Ideally, we release new videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Be sure to join us on those days and check out our various segments including A Day In History, History Deja Vu, History Rewrite, and more!

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, December 13, 2014 3:46 PM

http://goo.gl/akmvTf Awesome site for anyone wanting to learn about History, But especially for social studies teachers.  I encourage you to check it out!!

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A Quick Guide To Teaching Hour Of Code 2014

A Quick Guide To Teaching Hour Of Code 2014 | information literacy | Scoop.it
TEST A Quick Guide To Teaching Hour Of Code 2014
by TeachThought Staff
What is Hour of Code?
Hour of Code is a week-long promotion of the teaching and learning of computer coding.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 8, 2014 5:04 PM

This may be a little last-minute for those of you that like to plan in advance but good for sharing anyway. Enjoy!

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Learning.com - Online Safety for Ohio Students

Learning.com - Online Safety for Ohio Students | information literacy | Scoop.it

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, February 1, 2014 1:11 PM

Learning.com is pleased to make the EasyTech Online Safety curriculum available for K-12 students at all of Ohio's chartered non-public and public school districts at no cost for the 2013-2014 year. EasyTech Online Safety uses a positive, not fear-based curriculum, based on current research to help students learn appropriate online behavior. It meets national E-Rate requirements on student internet safety training and includes resources for teachers and parents.

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How Song Parodies Help Synthesize History

How Song Parodies Help Synthesize History | information literacy | Scoop.it
After watching a music video parody by history educator Mr. Betts, Jody Passanisi's 8th graders begged to create their own parodies using American History topics. The resulting lyrics effectively synthesized the content and ideas they were studying.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 4, 2014 2:45 PM

VERY cool description of how writing song parodies not only engages the students' creative minds but is an excellent formative assessment that lets the educator know they GOT IT. Do, please, try this at home...

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- The Things I Did That Stopped A Love of Reading

- The Things I Did That Stopped A Love of Reading | information literacy | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 2014 7:27 PM

Choice helps in reading.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Karen Draper's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:29 PM

I am going to share with my English department.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:12 PM
It is worth thinking about the classroom practices that really energize readers; this article looks at many standard practices.
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Top 100 Tools for 2014

Top 100 Tools for 2014 | information literacy | Scoop.it
Not really sure how we've come up with the Top 100 Tools of 2014 when we've still got three months to go. Don't these sorts of things usually come out in December? But I have to admit, the title di...

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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones | information literacy | Scoop.it

“ As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing quite …”


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Mindy Terry's curator insight, October 21, 2014 8:46 AM

Some great apps with checking into.

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, February 4, 2015 4:02 PM

A garder dans ma boite à outils !

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The perfect iPad creation trifecta: iMovie, Storehouse, and Voice

The perfect iPad creation trifecta: iMovie, Storehouse, and Voice | information literacy | Scoop.it
Hi. My name is Glenn and I'm an Apple nerd. I haven't yet crossed the line to join the semi-crazed, standing in line for days to get the latest Apple shiny tool, Cupertino logo t-shirt wearing, swe...

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia | information literacy | Scoop.it

Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.


Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 http://bit.ly/Tag2sg

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 http://bit.ly/1owxjbR

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 http://bit.ly/1qHU1j3

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 http://bit.ly/QPzKrp


Awesome! Thanks Edutopia!


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:12 PM

Thx John Evans

Thomas Brennan's curator insight, June 8, 2014 11:27 PM

This is a broad and great resource for introducing ipads into the classroom! This Scooped resource gives resources for all grades and the website Edutopia is a great resource in itself! Good stuff!

Terri Bill Hartley's curator insight, August 9, 2014 7:54 PM

Trying something new.....technology helpers....

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- 170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

- 170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | information literacy | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"Once again, I am amazed every time I talk to groups and find out so many educators have not used word clouds with their students. In fact, I am so sure that you will enjoy this topic I have now up to 170 ways to use word clouds in the classroom. I have tried to include almost every subject. These are a collection of ideas shared with me, various readings, and a lot of my own brainstorming.

 

"This is an update I promised from my previous 125 ways to use word clouds. I know this will be an article you wish to share with others. In order to better understand some of the advanced uses I suggest you may wish to read a past posts entitled, 12 Valuable Wordle Tips You Must Read. I am certain you will find at least one new idea… and again please give a retweet.  Please note that if you wish two words to stay together in a word cloud using Wordle, just put a tilde between them. (Example (ice~cream~cone -"

 

See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7639#sthash.ktlNKb52.dpuf


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When Teachers Bully Teachers

When Teachers Bully Teachers | information literacy | Scoop.it
Three years ago, I wrote an anonymous post and asked a friend to post it for me.  The story was burning up inside of me, but at the time I was too scared to publish it because I was in the middle o...

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Exploring Genrefication in the School Library with Tiffany Whitehead - Elementary Librarian

Exploring Genrefication in the School Library with Tiffany Whitehead - Elementary Librarian | information literacy | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Show Notes Tiffany’s blog – Mighty Little Librarian My blog post – Why I Won’t Ditch Dewey Tiffany’s blog posts on genrefication: Ditching Dewey: Choosing Genre Categories Ditching Dewey: Labeling the Books Ditching Dewey: Making the Move Ditching Dewey: Catalog Changes Ditching Dewey: Signage Get More Parent Volunteers …

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Jodie Wilson's curator insight, July 24, 2014 11:13 PM

Jocelyn Sams 'Elementary Librarian' interviews 'The Mighty Little Librarian' Tiffany Whitehead. Tiffany explains why she has ditched Dewey in her library and Jocelyn explains why she won't!

 

 

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | information literacy | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky.

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Javier Arana's curator insight, January 10, 2015 9:26 PM

Muy buen artículo sobre 8 técnicas de storytellin para atrapar a una audiencia.

Debra Walker's curator insight, January 20, 2015 3:38 PM

These techniques are not just great for structuring presentations but are very helpful with a lot of writing projects as well.

 

Emerging World's curator insight, March 10, 2015 4:12 AM

The art of telling compelling stories that move people is at the heart of leadership.  I have heard it said that telling the right stories at the right time is they key to being successful in a leadership role.


These frameworks and the associated resources are a useful tool for anyone who wants to understand what kinds of stories to tell and when.

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7 Skills students need for their future

Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard's Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a "global achievement gap," which is the leap between what eve...


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Coding (INFOhio Pinterest Board)

Coding (INFOhio Pinterest Board) | information literacy | Scoop.it
Coding in the Classroom. Technology plays a huge role in the learning environment. Apps are so much a part of everyday integration that software companies are producing apps that can help students create apps of their own.

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, May 19, 2015 8:18 PM

What is coding?  How can I help my students learn how to code?  What software can I use?   Answers to these questions and more can be found on the INFOhio Pinterest board about Coding. 

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INFOhio's Tech Skills for Online Testing

INFOhio's Tech Skills for Online Testing | information literacy | Scoop.it
Pearltrees lets you organize, explore and share everything you like.
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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 11, 2015 10:09 AM

About skills and online testing.

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, January 28, 10:53 PM

Ohio schools are moving toward online assessments for their students which includes interactive assessment items.  The purpose of this Pearltree is to create a place for teachers, librarians, administrators, parents and students can visit to obtain information on the tech skills for online assessments as well as places to practice and learn the tech skills listed above..

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Three Good Videos Explaining Critical Thinking for Teachers

Three Good Videos Explaining Critical Thinking for Teachers | information literacy | Scoop.it
November 12, 2014
After posting about the 6 questions every critical thinker should be able to ask, I went ahead and looked into my archive and did a little search on YouTube and compiled this list...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 12, 2014 8:03 AM

These are wonderful for sharing with teachers to help build the conversation around transformational technology integration!

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:01 PM
We all think we know exactly what critical thinking is; but sometimes it pays to touch base with the basics.
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LithiumCard: The Wallet Sized HyperCharging Power Bank (iOS)

LithiumCard: The Wallet Sized HyperCharging Power Bank (iOS) | information literacy | Scoop.it
LithiumCard: The Wallet Sized HyperCharging Power Bank (iOS)

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:55 PM

This light little on the go charger is amazing, I bough one and now have bought several more for my family.  They are absolutely worth the money!!

You will not be disappointed: http://goo.gl/y1BwbQ ;

Rosemary Talab's curator insight, October 20, 2014 10:30 AM

Cyndi Danner has one and loves it!

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GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | information literacy | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.


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MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 8:57 AM

Every teacher should create a list of apps that work/don't work for their teaching purposes.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:28 AM

I really appreciate the early childhood apps. I'm gonna recommend them to my students' parents

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8 Education Technology Books Every Leader Should Read

8 Education Technology Books Every Leader Should Read | information literacy | Scoop.it
These 8 education technology books cover technical, cultural and practical ideas and concepts to successfully integrate technology into the classroom.

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Teachers Use Tech: 12 iPad Apps You Should Consistently Use in Your Class Next Year

Teachers Use Tech: 12 iPad Apps You Should Consistently Use in Your Class Next Year | information literacy | Scoop.it

As I near finished my first year having 1 to 1 iPads with my 5th graders, here are twelve resources my class will be using regularly next year.

http://goo.gl/4M1W7d

 


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77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything | Digital Camera World

77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything | Digital Camera World | information literacy | Scoop.it
Learn new photography techniques with this essential photographer's resource. This list covers some of the most popular types of photography.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 16, 2014 3:31 AM

Whether you want to improve your portrait photography or learn how to take better landscapes, discover the secret to sharp close-up photos or start out in street photography, you’ll find some essential tips and tricks here.

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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | information literacy | Scoop.it

Assessing Student Learning

Teachers who integrate technology into student activities and projects often ask us this question - “How do I grade it?”

Fundamentally, assessing multimedia activities and projects is no different than evaluating traditional assignments, such as written essays. The primary distinctions between them are the unique features and divergent possibilities associated with their respective medium. For instance, a blog has a unique set of possibilities (such as hypertext, embedded video, interactive imagery, etc) vastly different than those of a notebook (paper and pen notes and drawings within a contained document).

The first thing to realize is that you cannot separate the user from the device. iPads, Chromebooks, and tech tools themselves don’t demonstrate great learning; it’s about what students do with the technology that matters. The technology itself is simply neutral. Consider: would a teacher grade the pen a student used to write an essay? Of course not! They grade what the student writes. It’s what students create with the tool that is at the heart of learning and assessment.

Formative vs. Summative AssessmentPerformance is most often analyzed through formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment is ongoing and provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning for a more effective outcome. It not only helps to monitor student progress throughout an activity, but can also gauge student understanding and readiness to proceed to further tasks. Alternately, summative assessment focuses on a particular point in time, such as a test at the end of a unit or grading term.Regardless, whether the immediate assessment is formative or summative, a teacher needs to be able to distinguish between the capabilities of the tool and the students’ performance using it. To illustrate, anyone can easily produce a visually stunning and captivating video presentation using iMovie as it has built-in easy-to-use professional effects. Therefore, to assess a movie presentation effectively, the teacher needs evidence of the thinking that went into the creation of the movie. Rather than grade the end product, educators must focus on the process -- research, writing, image selection, etc. This allows teachers to focus on learning throughout the whole project rather than the flashy, finished product.Rubrics to Measure Student Learning

Providing detailed explanations of an assignment using an online rubric, created with tools such as Rubistar or Digital Media Scoring Guides, can assist students in both completing tasks and thinking about their performance. Additionally, these tools allow teachers to create rubrics quickly with a greater level of meaningful feedback. They can also easily be shared among teachers and saved or modified for future assignments.


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How To Create QR Codes To Use In Your Classroom ~ Mrs. Wideen's Blog

How To Create QR Codes To Use In Your Classroom ~ Mrs. Wideen's Blog | information literacy | Scoop.it

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What are QR Codes and How Can I Use them in my Classroom?  A QR Code is a type of barcode that is readable by dedicatedQR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text you want students to read, websites, or vide


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