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The Human Imprint

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A Human Geography Resource; Especially for Teachers

 

The Human Imprint is home to everything Human Geography related for the student, educator, and the every day Joe/Jane. This site includes geographic related stories, lesson plans, and other links that bring us closer to understanding the “why of where.”


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Resource for geography teachers

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SFDSLibrary's curator insight, May 13, 2014 7:58 AM

Words leading to new Geography treads.

good for up to date articles.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, August 18, 2014 6:54 PM

Unit 1

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 11, 2014 2:15 PM

course resource

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New Wonderful Twitter Guide for Teachers and Educators

New Wonderful Twitter Guide for Teachers and Educators | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it

"The power of Twitter resides in the kind of connections and networks it allows you to make.Twitter is by far the social networking platform that teachers and educators populate the most. As such, creating a personal/professional learning network comprising kindred others is as easy as participating in the weekly educational chats organized on Twitter (#edchat as an example). These meet-ups enable you  to meet and connect with teachers from all around the globe. They also introduce you to a treasure trove of information, resources, links, tips, and learning experiences that can be leveraged for your own purposes."


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 19, 2014 9:17 AM

Love this!

 

maralma's curator insight, June 19, 2014 9:24 PM

Useful tools!

John Rudkin's curator insight, June 20, 2014 6:33 AM

Quick, simple....easy to take on board.

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34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought

34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it

"Blended learning is a potentially powerful way of mixing the power of asynchronous access with face-to-face facilitation and instruction.

It’s this mixing of old and new that makes it tempting for many schools and districts wanting to dip their toes in the water of eLearning and far-reaching technology access while still depending on the expertise and training of human teachers."


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Designing for Learning's curator insight, May 7, 2014 1:35 AM

A diverse list here from whiteboard apps to video creation tools - to help you kick start your blending!

John Evans's curator insight, May 16, 2014 10:15 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to re Scoop this from Lee Hall!

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 17, 2014 10:25 AM

This is a really good list. I haven't come across x-mirage before and look forward to trying it out. Another great mirroring device, is Splashtop that allows you to mirror your Mac on your iPad and control it remotely.

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The Human Imprint

The Human Imprint | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it
A Human Geography Resource; Especially for Teachers

 

The Human Imprint is home to everything Human Geography related for the student, educator, and the every day Joe/Jane. This site includes geographic related stories, lesson plans, and other links that bring us closer to understanding the “why of where.”


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Resource for geography teachers

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SFDSLibrary's curator insight, May 13, 2014 7:58 AM

Words leading to new Geography treads.

good for up to date articles.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, August 18, 2014 6:54 PM

Unit 1

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 11, 2014 2:15 PM

course resource

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Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text

Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it

Curriculet’s digital reading platform allows teachers to enrich reading by embedding their questions, quizzes and rich media directly into the reading.


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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:16 AM

Definitely worth trying!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 7, 2014 2:17 AM

Amazingly easy to use. A good way to turn reading comprehension into something catchy!

lharvey's curator insight, March 9, 2014 1:04 PM

Appears to be geared mostly toward secondary at this time.  Would love to see upper elementary text added.

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How To Use 'App Smashing' In Education - Edudemic

How To Use 'App Smashing' In Education - Edudemic | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it
The basic premise behind app smashing, sometimes referred to as “app synergy”, is to find a number of key apps that “play well” with other apps and can communicate information across platforms.

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Teaching With Primary Sources on iPads - iPad Apps for School

Teaching With Primary Sources on iPads - iPad Apps for School | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it
The National Archives Experience's Docs Teach interactive tools center and is my favorite teaching tool from the National Archives. The free Docs Teach iPad app allows your students to access and c...

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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it

"In this quick post I want to share with you this beautiful interactive image on the SAMR model. I learned about this resource from a tweet shared by our colleague David Fife. As you can see from the image below, iPadders provided examples of how to use each classroom task according to the different SAMR categories. And in each category, a set of apps and tools are provided to help you carry out the task under study. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. Enjoy"


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Christy P.Novack's curator insight, February 23, 2014 12:14 PM

Another example of SAMR model.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 2014 6:23 PM

I've heard a lot about SMAR but never really taken the time to look into it. It might be time now that I'm looking at integrating more technology into my classroom. This model clearly supports technology and expects the use of it. 

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 2014 6:42 PM

Explains a lot about how digital tech can help, though on investigation this seems to be a model developed seemingly from nowhere without much academic work behind it. Example of a simple model stating the obvious? Does it matter that it's origins are hazy? Having had the chance to look into it and its creator, it's interesting to note how popular it is and how accepted it is, without much critique. Is it really that great a model?! Just wondering! Raises a lot of questions.

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Digital Storytelling With Comics

Digital Storytelling With Comics | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it

On Monday I published a short guide to digital storytelling with comics. This evening I gave a free webinar presentation based on that free guide. More than 200 people registered for the webinar in less than 48 hours. If you wanted to join and missed it, the recording of the webinar, sponsored by Storyboard That, is now available here and as embedded below.


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flea palmer's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:58 AM

Excellent guide about how comics can be used to create short stories or to storyboard a larger project. Links to free versions of related software too - StoryboardThat.com; WeVideo.com (for turning comic strips into movies) and WidBook.com (for creating multimedia ebooks - and it's also a collaborative writing platform).

ColbyccSSS's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:00 AM

This is worth checking out. I am always searching for new ways to reach my students.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 2014 9:31 AM

This could be a very interesting program that could be used with students to review or retell what they have learned in a class.  We would love to teach this to your students and help them through their first project.  Any takers?

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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 | Instructional Leadership | 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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An Atlas of Poverty

An Atlas of Poverty | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it
We think we know what poverty looks like. But how do we accurately account for it? How do we know where to look?
Poverty maps are one place to begin. Technological advances of the past decade—the increased capability to both collect and process improved data—make it possible to reveal the face of the poor in finer detail than ever before. By translating data into the visual accessibility of a map, we can locate poverty more precisely, understand its sources more comprehensively—and attack it more effectively. Such maps can even be used to monitor the results of anti-poverty efforts. Poverty maps can be part of a strong, new foundation for building and tailoring policies and programs, to reach those people that will benefit the most.
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Nancy Watson's curator insight, March 9, 2014 8:27 PM

This is very revealing

Sieg Holle's curator insight, March 10, 2014 9:10 PM

solutions anyone......

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 19, 2014 3:17 AM

Worth reading... we need to bridge that gap for good!!

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:20 AM

L'école est-elle (loin-très loin-trop loin) à la traîne en Belgique?

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40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it

Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle

 


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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 5, 2014 8:15 AM

Many thanks to our colleague John Evans for this post! Perhaps the most compelling thing about these apps is that they reduce the burden of phonological processing which research demonstrates is at the root of most print challenges causing lack of fluency, fatigue and compromised comprehension. Even those with no print challenges will enjoy the ease of 'immersion reading'--eye reading an  e book and listening ( ear reading ) simultaneously. I will add one app not included in the 40:  Voice dream  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGNYsGVAL4g 

is the best I have used but it costs about $10. Well worth it to me. Voice Dream links seamlessly with dropbox, Google drive, Guttenberg etc, has speed controls and choices of voices.  I will even venture an observation that having these technologies available to dyslexic children and adults makes this era of mobile devices the best time in history  to have dyslexia since the before the invention of the printing press!  -Lou

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it

"Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets."

 


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teachintechgal's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:42 AM

Love that iPad stand !

Lou Salza's curator insight, March 5, 2014 8:27 AM

Those of us who work with students who have print challenges can offer opportunities to tell their stories without the delays of language processing commonly associated with dyslexia. Once students are using the video technology, they can incorporate storyboards and scripts to advance and integrate language skills. --Lou

 

Excerpt: "....Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.

One good thing about this easy-to-use technology is that students can still use important English language arts skills like writing a narrative, planning a sequential story, and including key details when getting ready to make a movie. These apps can enhance the work that you are doing with children in the classroom and give them room to be creative storytellers...."

Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:43 AM

Using mobile devices in the classroom

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Rewordify: Understand What You Read

Rewordify: Understand What You Read | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Very useful tool to help students better understand what they read!

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Free PowerPoint Plugin - Flevy Tools

Free PowerPoint Plugin - Flevy Tools | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it
Flevy Tools is a free PowerPoint plugin that provides a set of automated diagramming tools for Waterfall Charts, Approach Diagrams, Step Box Diagrams, Harvey Ball Diagrams, Gantt Charts, Circular Approach Diagrams, Pyramid Diagrams, Relationship...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:19 PM

Hurry to download PowerPoint plugin that makes all kinds of diagrams while it is free, you just have to share the site on social networks.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 2014 9:32 AM

This could be an excellent add-on for PowerPoint!  I always have to copy and paste a chart from Excel.  It is free now, so hurry and download it before they start charging for its use.

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Should principals stop visiting classrooms?

Should principals stop visiting classrooms? | Instructional Leadership | Scoop.it
New findings suggest that informal classroom walkthroughs hurt student achievement.
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