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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Tools for Cro...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Tools for Cropping, Resizing, and Enhancing Images Online on Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition curated by Rabbi David Etengoff (Free Tech.
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Teaching technology

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Like it or not, most students can identify social media symbols - think Twitter, YouTube and Instagram - by the time they are in Grade 3.
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2 Must Have Digital Citizenship Posters for You...

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Below are two wonderful posters on digital citizenship that you can share with your students in the first week of this new school year. The posters are created by Common Sense Media and are among the...
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4 Ways Parents Can Encourage Math Skills At Home

4 Ways Parents Can Encourage Math Skills At Home | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
It's one thing to get students excited about math in the classroom. But what about learning math skills at home? Here are some tips for parents!
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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:58 AM

add your insight...

 
Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

Jodi Griffin's curator insight, June 29, 3:58 PM

Ed. apps for reading comp

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Visual Thinking and Seeing Creatively [Infographic]

Visual Thinking and Seeing Creatively [Infographic] | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

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Deborah Chad's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:02 PM

More inforgraphics and thinking again this is the way to present the FH journey from PD through implementation

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:42 PM

Good info!

Siri Anderson's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:25 AM

Regardless of discipline this process can help organize student consideration of what is and what can be!

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Zeega - create and share interactive videos

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Zeega is a new form of interactive media, enabling anyone to express themselves by easily combining media from the cloud. Make the web you want. Zeegas work across all platforms, from iOS to Android to Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari. A Zeega can play inside Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other apps.


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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:55 PM

more of a monologue than dialogue at first sight but maybe I've missed something about the interaction...still learning

Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:53 AM

awesome teaching and learning tool!

Melanie Faizer's curator insight, March 10, 2014 9:57 PM

Zeega.com is a great example of storytelling through aggregating and curating, and in addition, embedded, automated attribution. It removes much of the burden of copyright. From a storytelling perspective, it has limitless possibilities, but one of the challenges is finding that story worth telling. Some Zeega examples are beautifully executed; too many are (from a journalistic perspective) one-dimensional in their execution and not thought-provoking. We are still new at curating content, and it shows. Curating is another form of narrating: the story still needs a point, a trajectory.

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Trends | Infographic: The Use of Social Media in School

Trends | Infographic: The Use of Social Media in School | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Source: www.bestmastersineducation.com

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Deborah Chad's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:03 PM

Interesting to think about if our social media strategy should be different for students?

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15 Pinterest Boards Every Teacher should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15 Pinterest Boards Every Teacher should Know about http://t.co/SrSX5bwb58
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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | Instructional Technology Tools | 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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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

Mary Mourton's curator insight, March 17, 2016 11:55 AM

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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10 Reasons Information Visualisation Rocks

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Humans are naturally visual creatures -- here are 10 great reasons to hop on the information visualisation train.

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Patty Ball's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:31 AM

I agree Nik, good supporting facts regarding the use of visualization

Tatiana Kuzmina's comment, August 14, 2013 6:32 PM
very interesting article about info graphics, thank you, Nik.
Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:33 AM

Explains the rise in use of infographics to manage large quantities of data. But I have to ask: are we visual learners by nature or have we become visual learners because of emerging technologies?

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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
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Social Media Isn’t Killing Literacy, But You Might Be

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Social Media Isn’t Killing Literacy, But You Might Be One of the notable changes in the Common Core academic standards is a shift in literacy instruction from the shoulders of “English-Language Arts” teachers, to all...
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The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year

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What are some of the most popular teacher tools being used this year? You may not know them all ... but hopefully you recognize at least some of them!
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10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Read...

10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Read... | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Today, I am sharing with you a set of some great iPad apps that are really good for language learning. The two basic skills emphasized here are reading and writing. I invite you to check them out and...
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Following the Oregon Trail: Why Gaming Prevails in Education | Pearson Learning Solutions

Following the Oregon Trail: Why Gaming Prevails in Education | Pearson Learning Solutions | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Stay informed about the most relevant issues in education on the Teaching & Learning Blog. Online & Blended Learning, College & Career Readiness, Workforce Education, Pearson Podcasts & more.
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Deborah Chad's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:00 PM

Data in this article- 90% retention when you do something verses only 10% when red or 20% when hear- another push for Gaming platforms...

students can remember only 10 percent of what they read, 20 percent of what they hear and 50 percent of what they see demonstrated. However, when they actually do something themselves, such as in a game or virtual world, the retention rates skyrocket to 90 percent - See more at: http://www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/blog/channels/online-blended-learning/following-the-oregon-trail-why-gaming-prevails-in-education/#sthash.OlWsmsjK.dpufstudents can remember only 10 percent of what they read, 20 percent of what they hear and 50 percent of what they see demonstrated. However, when they actually do something themselves, such as in a game or virtual world, the retention rates skyrocket to 90 percent - See more at: http://www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/blog/channels/online-blended-learning/following-the-oregon-trail-why-gaming-prevails-in-education/#sthash.OlWsmsjK.dpuf
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The Common Core Standards Are A Decent Answer To A Decent Question

The Common Core Standards Are A Decent Answer To A Decent Question | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
The Common Core standards aren’t awful. They are wordy and dry and a bit confusing. They don’t go far enough in some areas (digital media fluency), and perhaps go too far in others (reducing the...
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Want to Know the Secrets of Finnish Education?

Want to Know the Secrets of Finnish Education? | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Clearly, there seems to be a disconnect between much of what’s written about Finnish education and reality. This is a curious matter. Yes, we all agree that Finnish education has been successful,...

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Linda Alexander's comment, August 24, 2013 10:57 AM
Thank you for the article, Susan and Juandoming. I altered the title before I shared it.
Patch Self-help's curator insight, August 24, 2013 7:09 PM

In Finland there is also a development in mental health practice known as Open Dialogue. Look it up. In Nottingham there is a group of people trying to bring Open Dialogue to the UK starting locally. What is it? It is a way of treating people in distress with real care and understanding rather than sedating them with drugs and labeling them Psychotic for life with on going prescriptions. The best way to avoid side affects. It is a real education so do look up more about this and look out for MHAW in Nottingham where you can find an event focuswd on Open Dialogue in the orange leaflet out soon in Libraries and GP surgeries.

 

Euneos's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:31 PM

15-åriga finska elever har fått fortfarande bästa resultat i internationella PISA-studier. Därför talar man om den "mytiska finska undervisningen". Jag tror att bakom den där framgången är viljan att lära sig. De förflutna tider har inte varit lätta för Finland. Kampen mot fattigdom, kampen för nationell existens, kampen för ett eget språk. Är det möjligt att just den hårda kampen har påverkat finnarna så att uppskattningen av kultur, bildning och lärning har utvecklat särskilt kraftigt bland medborgare? Jag bara frågar.

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Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come

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"The New York Times dubbed 2012 the year of the MOOCs – massive open online courses. Suddenly the discourse of MOOCs and the future of the university hit the headlines with influential reports using the language of “the revolution to come.”.


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Robert Farrow's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:22 AM

This articles sets out some of the thinking behind the MOOC 'revolution', and is a compact review of the subject.  Some highlights relevant to #oerrrhub:

 "One of the claims that has been made is that the major MOOC providers do not tend to hire people who have experience or training in instructional design, course design, digital pedagogy, the learning sciences or educational technology. Instead they are hiring programmers, often with little or no experience."


"MOOCs are to get a great push from legislation being considered in the California and Florida senates. Senate Bill 520 – “Student instruction: California Online Student Incentive Grant programs” – was introduced by Sen. Darrell Steinberg in early June 2013 and passed unanimously, although the amendments have been significant. The position paper The Right to Educational Access: Using Online Education to Address Bottleneck Courses in California, written for The 20 Million Minds Foundation, outlines the extent of the bottleneck problem and the online solution. Nearly 90 percent of California’s 112 community colleges reported waiting lists for courses in autumn 2012, with an average of 7,000 students on waiting lists per college. Meanwhile, only 60 percent of students at the University of California and a paltry 16 percent at California State University were able to earn a degree within the standard four years, largely because of their inability to register for the courses they need to graduate."


The conclusion is worth reproducing in full:

"I would like to suggest that “peer philosophies” are at the heart of a radical notion of “openness” and would advocate the significance of peer governance, peer review, peer learning and peer collaboration as a collection of values that form the basis for open institutions and open management philosophies. This form of openness has been theorized in different ways by John Dewey, Charles Sanders Pierce and Karl Popper as a “community of inquiry” – a set of values and philosophy committed to the ethic of criticism that offers means for transforming our institutions in what Antonio Negri and others call the age of cognitive capitalism. Expressive and aesthetic labor (“creative labor”) demands institutional structures for developing “knowledge cultures” as “flat hierarchies” that permit reciprocal academic exchanges as a new basis for public institutions.

 

The reinvention of the university as a public institution allows an embrace of a diverse philosophical heritage based on the notions of “public”: “the public sphere,” “publics” (in the plural), “civil society” and “global public sphere” – all concepts that hold open the prospect of addressing the local and the global – both the community, the regional as well as the national and the global. This is a philosophy out of which values can be forged and orientations adopted that reflect this heritage, which squares with an institutional identity as a part of a historical public system of higher education and which contributes to a global civic agenda of common world problems. MOOCs have a significant role to play in this situation.

 

The notion of the university as a public knowledge institution needs to reinvent a language and to initiate a new discourse that reexamines the notions of “public” and “institution” in a digital global economy characterized by increasing intercultural and international interconnectedness. This discourse needs to begin by understanding the historical and material conditions of its own future possibilities, including threats of the monopolization of knowledge and privatization of higher education together with the prospects and promise of forms of openness (open source, open access, open education, open science, open management) that promote the organization of digital creative labor and the democratization of access to knowledge."

 

Tom Hood's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:20 AM

Big questions for our Profesison...

 

How will this impact the CPA Profession's continuing education programs? How could MOOCs change the nature of "college eductaion" and the pre-requisites for CPA Exam qualification?

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Are Texting and Tweeting Making Our Students Bad Writers?

Are Texting and Tweeting Making Our Students Bad Writers? | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
The Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project

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6 ways the relationship humans have with technology is changing - Memeburn

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6 ways the relationship humans have with technology is changing
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Look, we all know the way we interact with technology is changing. Take smartphones for instance.
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Children to have Linkedin profiles

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Linkedin, a social networking site for professionals, is dropping its minimum age for membership from 18 to 13.
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Multiple intelligences and Web2.0

© revised 2009 Jacqui Sharp

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Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 22, 2013 5:40 AM

This looks good, have not had time to view it yet.

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Snooping on your kids: How I felt about my father's online surveillance of me

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Over the course of a decade, GigaOM writer Mathew Ingram used a variety of tools to snoop on the online behavior of his three daughters — in this post, his daughter Meaghan talks about how she felt about his surveillance.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 2013 7:58 AM

This is an interesting conclusion to a series of articles. I was led here through tracing links from Guardian article:  Is it OK to spy on your children's online activities? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/16/children-activities-online-spying

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:28 AM

Awesome insight on parental Guidance online from a child's perspective!

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:48 PM

What an interesting article from a student perspective. 

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My 5 Best Social Media Tips For Teachers

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Before the first school bell rings this year, don't forget what you've learned this summer and be sure to remember these social media tips for teachers.
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