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Google Search Tips - Fall 2016

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Created by the students in Baker University Google Tools for Educators September 2016 Instructor - Marcia Jeans This presentation can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/z3tdta5

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The Principal of Change

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Eight things to look for in today's professional learning
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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.

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A learning playlist
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A learning playlist
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Fake it till you make it – Some easy ways to make great quality media for the not so creative person.

Fake it till you make it – Some easy ways to make great quality media for the not so creative person. | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
by Ben van Trier It’s a phrase that we have all heard and it is also a phrase that we all have a stance on. Amy Cuddy shares a great TEDtalk  about body language and how ‘pretending’ to be one way ...
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Great article and good links to useful web tools for creating media

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Which apps are educational and why? It's in the eye of the beholder

Which apps are educational and why? It's in the eye of the beholder | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
"Educational" is often in the eye of the beholder and the potential of any app relates to what you can creatively do with them with children.
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Some great apps to try out.

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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes (most are interdisciplinary)

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes (most are interdisciplinary) | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
How can educators decide which tech to use in the classroom? There are specialists who can help with that.

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Fantastic web tools to incorporate in your lessons! Pick one and have a go!

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Nick Urban's curator insight, July 16, 2015 3:02 PM

These tech tools offer the teacher a wide array of options that can serve a multitude of purposes. In this article you can find a list of technologies this teacher has utilized and the tasks that they offer. From video creation, to word sharing, to primary sources this article offers an abundance of great information for any teacher, but really plays to the success of the social studies teacher.

Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 1:48 PM

Technology integration for social studies

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:29 PM

I am supporting a social studies teacher integrate technology in her classroom  

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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology.

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Great ideas and resources

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 18, 2015 2:13 PM

Looks like a great way to spend the "lazy" days of summer, right? Enjoy!

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What is 'Sticky Teaching' and how does it work? - Daily Genius

What is 'Sticky Teaching' and how does it work? - Daily Genius | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
Trying to figure out if your lessons are resonating? Time to consider the idea of becoming a ‘sticky teacher’ and seeing how it works in the classroom. Here are a few quick tips that will help you understand how to make your lessons actually stick to your students’ brains. These are the fundamental ideas and …

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Fantastic ideas to help students learn.

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Story Starters

Story Starters | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
I have been collecting story starters, you can use them with your class and add some of your own in the comments. Cheers  Rob

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Great first lines for stories!

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In Australia, a School Designed to Excite and Engage #PBL

In Australia, a School Designed to Excite and Engage #PBL | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
Check out this Australian elementary school that lives up to its vision of being "a place of optimism, excitement, and challenge."

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An inspiring example of integrating digital technology and inquiry learning into classrooms

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What Do Kids Want in Books?: INFOGRAPHIC

What Do Kids Want in Books?: INFOGRAPHIC | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it

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Children’s Book Week 2015 - Challenges for Kids

Children’s Book Week 2015 - Challenges for Kids | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it

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Fantastic site to use with Book Week!

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Empowering Student Relationships With Media

Empowering Student Relationships With Media | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
Consider this working with this new taxonomy or ladder of engagement when assigning your students media projects: consuming, curating, creating, critiquing, and publishing.
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16 Habits of Mind

16 Habits of Mind | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it

This site aims to provide students and teachers with information and ideas to assist them apply the Habits of Mind. Each of the sixteen habits is presented along with information on when to use each habit and strategies to make the process easy. Each page includes a short video that demonstrates the Habit of Mind and could be used as a starting point for discussion.


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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 31, 5:08 PM
An interesting and useful resource fro developing habits of mind.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 5, 7:42 AM
This can be incorporated into a 21 Century metacognitive learning strategy.
Laurie Halt's curator insight, June 5, 2:20 PM

Excellent Resource

 

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
So many of these tools are essential to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Here’s what I’m using all the time in my classroom (and life) right now. Some even hum along and do their job and I didn’t do a thing but set them up. 36 Tools I’m Using […]
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Elliott's Two Cents: Stop Arguing about Technology - Focus on Transforming Learning

Elliott's Two Cents: Stop Arguing about Technology - Focus on Transforming Learning | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
Device decisions are important ones. However, the learning taking place must be the most important focus. Read insights by Elliott Levine. 

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This blog post by Elliott Levine is worth reading. Sometimes it's not about having the right answers but about asking the right questions.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 2, 2015 3:50 PM

This blog post by Elliott Levine is worth reading. Sometimes it's not about having the right answers but about asking the right questions.

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Tapping into kids' passion for Minecraft in the classroom

Tapping into kids' passion for Minecraft in the classroom | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
Minecraft is not just the world's most successful PC game – teachers are now using it in the classroom to get kids excited about learning.
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The Seven Sins of Deadly Meetings | eLeadership | eSkills | Growth Mindset

The Seven Sins of Deadly Meetings | eLeadership | eSkills | Growth Mindset | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
And seven steps to salvation. Tools, techniques, and technologies to make your meetings less painful, more productive even heavenly.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/the-benefits-of-an-advisory-board-how-to-dos-and-donts/

 

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

 

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

 

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


 
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Great insights on good meetings

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 9, 2015 10:39 AM
And seven steps to salvation. Tools, techniques, and technologies to make your meetings less painful, more productive even heavenly.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/the-benefits-of-an-advisory-board-how-to-dos-and-donts/


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


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


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


HJJP's curator insight, June 10, 2015 2:11 AM

Meetings bloody Meetings.... 

Stan Smith's curator insight, June 10, 2015 2:16 AM

I had a commander in the military that used an ordinary kitchen timer. After 30 minutes he threw it in his briefcase and walked out the door. You'd be amazed at how effective that was in terms of time management. 

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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today's classroom.  I really believe that classro...

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Good insight and suggestions to achieve this

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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, May 24, 2015 3:16 AM

I will look for them. i am on my way to give  support supervision to my student teachers. 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 24, 2015 11:13 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 25, 2015 2:36 AM

Clear and easy to understand!

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The Educators' Guide To Web Browsers

The Educators' Guide To Web Browsers | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
I know that not everyone is into talking about web browsers to the same extent as I am. But it is an important topic. Web browsers directly impact our user experience on the web, and often we'll bl...

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Really useful information and tips on getting the best experience with the browser you are using.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 19, 2015 1:22 PM

Good information for librarians!

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30 Tutorials on Visual Design - And Infographic Lesson Plans

30 Tutorials on Visual Design - And Infographic Lesson Plans | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it

A couple of months ago Canva launched an education page full of lesson plans built around the idea of getting students to think and express themselves creatively through visual design.


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Info about using Canva to create infographics

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Excellent Tool to Teach Students about Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy

Excellent Tool to Teach Students about Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it

Digital Compass is a new tool released by Common Sense Media to help kids learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship and digital literacy through playing interactive games designed specifically for grades 6-9. The games came in the form of a simulation of the digital world we live in  and provides kids with an informed understanding of the implications involved in creating  digital identities.


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This looks to be a great interactive tool to teach digital citizenship and digital literacy

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My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective

My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.

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Interesting article on reasons to add technology to your lesson

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial - Create a Flipped Video Lesson with TedEd - YouTube

This entry in the "3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip" video series shows how easy it is to 'flip' any YouTube video with the structured tool set provided at ed.ted.com. These lessons can be public or private, and the easy to use tools let teachers add associated content, a brief quiz, and online discussions associate with the video that is the focus point of the lesson. TedEd is totally free, and teachers get summary feedback on lesson views, quiz results, discussions, etc.

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Great way to Flip a lesson!

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, April 4, 2015 6:49 PM

I love this!

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, April 5, 2015 1:06 AM

Lets try out TedEd

Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 10, 2015 12:29 PM

Schnell und einfach Videos für den Unterricht aufbereiten.

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Virtual Field Trips Spice Up Learning

Virtual Field Trips Spice Up Learning | TWC Learn New Things | Scoop.it
In today’s budget-conscious and time-stressed schools, virtual field trips are a great way to excite students without leaving the classroom.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 30, 2015 4:36 PM

This is certainly an are in which library media specialist and instructional technology specialists can team up with teachers.

Linda Denty's curator insight, May 6, 2015 7:38 PM

Fantastic idea!