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Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool

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This “free online automatic text summarization tool” was created by Knowledge by Design, which produces products for students with disabilities. The user plugs in a paragraph of nonfiction, sets a slider to the percentage of text that should remain, and the newly shortened or summarized text appears in another window. Websites like TweenTribune offer content at multiple levels of difficulty. This means the learner must assume the role of Goldilocks and determine which text is just right, given their purpose for reading, background knowledge and skill level.”

 



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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, June 10, 2014 9:51 PM

This is a brilliant little tool that would work effectively for differentiation. The student follows the link, pastes in the text and sets a slider to determine the level of difficulty/summarisation needed. This can be, say, 30% of the original text summarised instead of having to read the whole 100% at a level unsuitable for them. The student can then find the level of summarisation that works for them. 

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Creating Change

Creating Change | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
One of things that I have been really thinking about is not only embracing change, but educators creating it. Creating better ways for our kids and ourselves to learn. Too often change is thrust up…
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5 Awesome Formative Assessment Ideas [Infographic] by @Ivangtzrosales - Teacher Tech

5 Awesome Formative Assessment Ideas [Infographic] by @Ivangtzrosales - Teacher Tech | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
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Idea to retire: Technology alone can improve student learning

Idea to retire: Technology alone can improve student learning | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
The notion that technology itself can improve student outcomes must die. However, the notion of a well-trained teacher, effectively wielding technology while finding new ways to discover and create, promises to transform the learning experience.
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5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress - Class Tech Tips

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress - Class Tech Tips | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource for teachers and students - with web-based collections, interactive ebooks, and mobile apps.
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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
Google Classroom helps teachers manage student work in Google. More than 100 resources for educators about classroom, docs, spreadsheets, forms and more.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Tools for Creating Videos on Chromebooks

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Tools for Creating Videos on Chromebooks | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
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My challenge to you – 8 things all teachers should learn about #edtech

My challenge to you – 8 things all teachers should learn about #edtech | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
I love the School Report scheme that the BBC run via Newsround. We all remember the Newsrounds of our youth. For me it was John Craven who made me watch it whenever it was on. It was this report I …
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The Power of Reading Aloud in Middle School Classrooms

Language arts teacher Timothy Dolan shares how taking the time to read to his students became a cornerstone of his teaching.
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200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom | Tech Learning

200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom | Tech Learning | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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200 Free Textbooks for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

200 Free Textbooks for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
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BrainPOP's Make-a-Map Tool: Critical Thinking & Creation - Class Tech Tips

BrainPOP's Make-a-Map Tool: Critical Thinking & Creation - Class Tech Tips | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
Make-a-Map gives students a space for students to organize their thinking and show what they've learned. Students can use Make-a-Map in many ways.
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A Must-Have Edtech Cheat Sheet

A Must-Have Edtech Cheat Sheet | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
Flashback to the year 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA to an event known as Boot Camp---a very intense professional development training I was required to attend when I was named our district's Classrooms fo...
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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 15, 9:53 AM

"These aren’t single tools to “try,” but news ways to think about how learners access media, how educators define success, and what the roles of immense digital communities should be in popularizing new learning models."

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7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives - Class Tech Tips

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives - Class Tech Tips | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
Looking for quality, free resources for your classroom? The National Archives apps and web resources are perfect for K-12 classrooms. Teachers can access lots of primary source documents, video clips, and interactive ebooks for students. All of these resources are totally free and you’ll find tools that work on mobile devices and web browsers. National Archives Apps & Web Tools DocsTeach DocsTeach has a fantastic website (in addition to their iOS and Android apps)... Read Article →
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Word Clouds Revisited! 35+ Activities, Web Tools & Apps | Tech Learning

Word Clouds Revisited! 35+ Activities, Web Tools & Apps | Tech Learning | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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History of the Olympics: Assignments from Edcite - Class Tech Tips

History of the Olympics: Assignments from Edcite - Class Tech Tips | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
Edcite has shared some truly engaging formative assessments about the history of the Olympics. New Olympics assignments!
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140 Twitter Tips for Educators: EdTech Book Spotlight #140EduTips - Class Tech Tips

140 Twitter Tips for Educators: EdTech Book Spotlight #140EduTips - Class Tech Tips | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
The 140 tips in this book can help you get started or take your practice to the next level. Fantastic Twitter Tips for Educators!
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Newsela Text Sets: Paired Passages for Literature and Current Events - Class Tech Tips

Newsela Text Sets: Paired Passages for Literature and Current Events - Class Tech Tips | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
There is now a dedicated section in Newsela to help teachers connect literature to informational text - paired passages. 
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Sharing Settings in Google Docs - Teacher Tech

Sharing Settings in Google Docs - Teacher Tech | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
Set your sharing settings in Google Docs ,Sheets, Slides and Drawings by clicking on the blue share button. Share specifically or more universally.
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A Detailed Visual Guide To Distributed Project-Based Learning

A Detailed Visual Guide To Distributed Project-Based Learning | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it

This infographic guide to distributed project-based learning was produced by Visual.ly and posted by the folks at Edudemic in May of 2014.

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The Best Formative Assessment Tools, Tips, and Lessons

The Best Formative Assessment Tools, Tips, and Lessons | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
Great formative assessment apps and how to use them effectively.
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 14, 8:47 AM
Some good ideas not merely for apps, but for insightful questions to ask after completion that has the participants thinking about thinking.
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The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity: George Couros: 9780986155499: Amazon.com: Books

The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

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The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity [George Couros] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students' natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future. The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation
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4 Excellent Resources for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? | INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION | Scoop.it
Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads in the classroom most effective?
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