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How to Make an Interactive Lesson Using Youtube | Knewton Blog

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Tim Scholze's curator insight, January 3, 2013 10:15 PM

This may have potential if it's not just used as a way to try and keep kids attention so they don't mess around during a video.

Alex Briscese's curator insight, January 4, 2013 9:50 AM

Alcuni consigli su come utilizzare correttamente Youtube con le annotazioni interattive per creare video didattici e sfruttare al meglio il sito di video sharing per e-learning

Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:32 AM

Insightful share regarding methods of using YouTube for interactive classroom lessons.  

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The Last VCRs Ever Will Be Made This Month :: Popular Mechanics

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Even after they're obsolete, technologies can take a long time to fully die out. It was only in 2011, after all, that the last typewriter factory shutdown. And now, at long last, it appears the videocassette recorder is suffering the same fate: Funai Electric, the last company known to make VCRs, is ceasing production.
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A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Below is a curated collection of some of the best YouTube channels created by teachers for teachers. This is a work we have published a few months ago and is meant to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access a plethora of educational video materials to use in their instruction. We have arranged these channels into the following categories: channels for science teachers, channels for math teachers, channels for chemistry and physics teachers, channels for learning English, channels for educational documentaries, and channels that provide intelligent content for students. Enjoy

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 24, 6:16 PM
I am an advocate of YouTube for its educational channels. Explore some and discover the many resources available.
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Flood of Open Education Resources Challenges Educators

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With millions of pieces of open education resources flooding the Internet, educators face a "needle in the haystack" problem of epic proportions.
Sure, they can find hundreds, if not thousands, of free pieces of content to accomplish their mission with students, but how to find the right one, aligned to the right standard, for the right student, at the right time? That challenge lies at the heart of personalized learning, whether conveyed through teachers, technology, or some combination of the two.
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Several excellent sources of free, curated OER content mentioned in this article.

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5 Steps to do When Using Google Forms for Formative Assessment - Teacher Tech | Keeping up with Ed Tech

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Use Google Forms to create quizzes. Follow these 5 steps each time you create a formative assessment to help make the process easier! Google Forms Quiz | Keeping up with Ed Tech
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How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

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The Turtle Art project, and the concept of “doing” or “making” before any explicit instruction has been given, is part of the school’s attempt to shake up its teaching. Lighthouse Community Charter has to cover the same standard curriculum as district schools, so teachers have to choose carefully the times when they’ll spend a little more time and creativity on a difficult subject.

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Great Learning Activities to Use with Pokémon Go ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Learning Activities to Use with Pokémon Go ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Pokémon Go is the top trending virtual reality game right now. It has been making news since its release a few weeks ago and for us in education, the game is already promising. Several teachers and educators have already been experimenting with it in educational settings and the results seem to be positive so far. For the uninitiated of you, Pokemon Go is ‘an augmented reality game that you can play through your smart phone. The app uses the coordinates of your GPS to determine your location in the real world and provides you with Pokémon characters to view and catch.Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighbourhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!’. To learn more about the educational potential of Pokémon Go, check out this resource.
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"Google Chrome users looking to boost their productivity may want to check out StayFocusd, an extension that enables users to limit the time they allow themselves to spend on designated websites. Once users add the extension, they can choose which websites they would like to limit their time surfing. One aspect of StayFocusd that may appeal to some users is that, unlike many productivity extensions and applications, it does not entirely block sites. Rather, StayFocusd allows users to allot a set amount of time to peruse marked sites. After this time is up, users will see a screen that says "Shouldn't You be Working?" when they attempt to load URLs that they have chosen to limit. Users may also remove URLs from this restricted list, but must wait 24 hours to access the site again. Thus, users can ensure that their daily browsing of social media, blogs, or newspapers is limited to a time of their choice"

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ABC Books | Rare Books and Special Collections

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"Alphabet books have been used for centuries and are often one of the first texts that young children will encounter. ABC books is an online collection of 55 English language alphabet books published between 1805-1987. These books were collected from the Cotsen Children's Library for a spring 2016 Princeton University class on children's literature and are available for the public to browse. As the website notes, these books reveal more than changing aesthetic sensibilities; each book provides insight into past conceptions of childhood, morality, humor, and education. Many books are designed to teach moral lessons alongside literacy lessons, including Take Your Choice! (1822) and Anti-Slavery Alphabet (1947). Others are intended to be humorous and a surprising number center around apple pie. Some books, as the site notes, include offensive images, highlighting the way stereotypes and prejudice were modeled and taught to children through text. While many are centered around text and rhyming couplets, others are centered on illustration, providing a glimpse into how design in children's books throughout the past two centuries has evolved"

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Periodic Table of Elements: Los Alamos National Laboratory

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"The Los Alamos National Laboratory publishes an annotated periodic table of elements as a resource for K-12 students. This accessible resource was originally created by Robert Husted back in 1992, but has since been updated and redesigned by other chemists at Los Alamos. The site's strength is its simplicity; students can click on each element to discover additional information. Each element's annotation follows a similar format, providing students with information about the element's history, sources, production, compounds, properties, uses, forms, isotopes, handling, hazards, or availability, as appropriate. In addition, students can find explanations of atomic numbers, atomic weights, and electron configuration on the How to Use page. The consistent format and clear language make this website a useful resource for students to explore during classroom projects or to study the periodic table at home."

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Data.gov - US Government data sets

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"Data.gov is part of the U.S. government's ongoing efforts to make government agency data accessible to the general public and available for use by individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and web developers. This site contains over 183,000 data sets from 77 different agencies and sub-agencies of the government, including the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. Anyone can search the data sets or browse for data by agency or topic. Data.gov is designed to encourage the practice of "civic hacking," a practice of using open government data to increase civic engagement and connect citizens with useful information. Data.gov provides examples of how citizens, local governments, businesses, and consumer organizations have used their data. In addition, the site includes links to a variety of software applications that utilize this open government data that may be of interest to citizens."

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"What can readers learn about science from fiction? "Lab Lit: Writing Fiction Based on Real Science," a series of lesson plans designed by the New York Times Learning Lab, has been designed to explore this question and others like it. Interdisciplinary in nature, Lab Lit may be of interest to science and English literature instructors alike. At the heart of this lesson is a 2012Times essay by Katherine Bouton, in which she discusses "lab lit" - fictional stories that, as a website called LabLit.com puts it - "depicts realistic scientists as central characters and portrays fairly realistic scientific practice or concepts, typically taking place in a realistic - as opposed to speculative or future - world." Examples of lab lit include Ann Patchett's State of Wonder and Barbara Kinsolver's Flight Behavior. The Learning Lab team presents a series of lesson ideas to encourage students to critically consider how science and fiction can inform one another. In one suggested activity, students compose their own fictional stories based on science concepts explored in class. Check out the website for additional ideas and resources"

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Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone

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Google's new Art Recognizer tool turns your museum visit into a multimedia experience.

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How to AirPrint from your iOS device - SoftwareVilla News

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AirPrint is an inherent printing feature available in iOS and Mac devices. Know how to AirPrint from your iOS device and resolve related issues.

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Secret Teacher: My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police

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Children should be dreaming up quirky characters and gripping cliffhangers. Instead they are worrying about semi-colons and the passive voice

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These 15 projects are solving the world's toughest education problems :: mashable

These 15 projects are solving the world's toughest education problems :: mashable | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Sky-high suspension rates, bullied kids and underfunded schools — those are some of the hot education topics in the United States. But in other parts of the world, teachers, parents and policymakers are grappling with challenges such as a lack of school buildings or teachers, scarce electricity, and extreme poverty, which often forces young people out of the classroom and into the workforce. 

The solutions to some of these issues might be found with the finalists for the WISE Awards, an annual competition for innovative organizations and projects that address global educational problems. It was started in 2009 by the Qatar Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization based in Doha, Qatar, as an offshoot of the World Innovation Summit for Education. The competition awards six winning organizations or projects $20,000 — funding that helps expand their ability to make a difference.

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Educational Leadership:Giving Students Ownership of Learning:The Architecture of Ownership

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How can schools build a climate that takes students beyond mere engagement and into ownership of their learning? Here are four roles for students.
Any conversation about student ownership in education would be incomplete without mention of John Dewey. It was his Democracy and Education (1916) that helped me see the connection between student involvement and student ownership. According to Dewey, the type of activities that stimulate real involvement "give pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking, or the intentional noting of connections; learning naturally results" (p. 181).
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12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Technology Vibe | ICT Nieuws

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Math Journals as Formative Assessment

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I’m a huge fan of writing in math class! While I was teaching, I had my fifth graders write in their math journals every single day.
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Jeopardy Rocks - Jeopardy Game Creator For Teachers

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"Educators who are fans of using games to facilitate learning will appreciate Jeopardy Rocks. This free, easy-to-use tool allows users to create and save their own Jeopardy game questions to use in the classroom. Users can then facilitate their Jeopardy games by projecting the game board onto a screen, wall, or other surface. Facilitators can reveal new questions by clicking on each square and adjust scores simply by indicating whether a team answered correctly or incorrectly. Facilitators may choose to adjust the number of players (or teams) to accommodate different class sizes. Users will need to sign up for a free account to create and save games."

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Cooking in the Archives - Recipes from 1600-1800

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"According to its About section, Cooking in the Archives "sets out to find, cook, and discuss recipes from cookbooks produced between 1600 and 1800." The blog is one of two planned products of a project begun in 2014 by Alyssa Connell, Assistant Director, Leadership Communications at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Marissa Nicosia, Assistant Professor of English at Penn State Abington. Currently, there are about four dozen recipes on the blog, and in true scholarly fashion, most recipe posts are fully attributed and often include images of the original manuscript on which they are based. For example, My Lady Chanworths receipt for Jumballs (cookies) begins with an image and transcription of the original from LJS 165, a recipe book dated between 1690-1802, located in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at University of Pennsylvania. This is followed by a modernized version of the recipe, with updated measurements and instructions, and process and finished images of the jumballs. The second product of the