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Pinterest Introduces 'News' Feature to Improve Content Discovery

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As always, thanks for the reScoop, Anne!
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Curriculum and Lesson Plans

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"The Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC) is home to a wealth of curricular materials for English Language Learning (ELL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) classrooms. Some of these materials may also be of use in K-12 language arts, math, and science classrooms. On the MLC Curriculum and Lesson Plans page, instructors can browse through a variety of unit and lesson plans that have been organized by level. From Pre-Beginning English as Second or Other Language (ESOL) to GED Mathematical Reasoning and beyond, there are many helpful resources in this collection. Each unit contains a series of detailed lesson plans that include clear lesson objectives, step-by-step instructions for prep and facilitation, as well as worksheets, answer keys, and materials for in-class activities. Many of these lessons incorporate the use of a few key textbooks (clearly referenced on the site), yet others do not - or can be adapted to make use of an alternative textbook. In addition, readers will find a handful of stand-alone lessons that address special topics, especially relating to community safety and health."

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Any.do :: Free To-do List & Task Manager

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"Any.do is a highly accessible task-management app. The system includes time and date reminders, and even geolocation reminders. In other words, if you need to be reminded to buy eggs this afternoon, the program will remind you when you get to the grocery store. Another interesting feature is called "Any.do Moment." This feature reminds you at a set time to check your to-do list. Then it shows you the tasks you've entered for the day, one by one on your computer or phone screen. Any.do does a good job of keeping things simple. It offers users everything they might need without overwhelming bells and whistles. Any.do is available as a web app, a Chrome extension, or a mobile app for iPhone, Android, and Chrome devices."

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The Power Of Fiction | Free Lesson Plans | Teachers | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

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The Lesson Plan Library offers high school lesson plans covering all major school subjects and special interests.

 

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"Discovery Education has assembled this lesson plan to unpack the Power of Fiction. Intended for the high school English classroom, this activity examines Upton Sinclair's muckraking novel, The Jungle, as well as student-selected works with strong social-action themes. The lesson plan begins by reviewing the main literary elements of Sinclair's novel (setting, plot, characters, and central conflict), before explaining the historical context of the early 20th century, in which workers were placed in unsanitary and often dangerous conditions. Students then discuss whether they believe The Jungle is successful in its message before having them look closely at their own novels. Suggestions are provided for possible titles within the categories of Civil Rights, Women's Rights, International Issues, and the Immigrant Experience."

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Global Climate Change: Interactives

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Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.
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KQED Education

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"KQED is Northern California's PBS/NPR affiliate, broadcasting out of San Francisco. On KQED's Education page, the station provides classroom resources, instructional ideas, and articles that will be especially of interest to educators. On the homepage, educators will find a variety of recently published resources that can be used in the classroom. These include a collection of articles from The Lowdown, a regular KQED series in which authors break down complex news stories for use in the classroom, often through interactive media; and recent Do Now activities, where youth are encouraged to engage in civic conversation via social media. For instructors interested in learning more about integrating social media and digital tools into their lesson plans, the For Teachers section of the website provides ideas for effectively incorporating technology as well as resources for teaching online safety. Many of these articles are authored by educators and include detailed descriptions and reflections on incorporating a variety of ideas into the classroom."

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Essential Chromebook tools and apps for the classroom

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"A while ago I created an infographic featuring 30 apps for the paperless iPad classroom. Today I’ve created a similar type of infographic but with essential Chromebook tools and apps for the …"


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Use Google Docs Research Tool: How-to

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With the help of Research feature in Google Docs, you can enrich your current document with useful resources, links, images, citations and more. Let’s explore how you can do this.

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10 Important Chromebook Tips Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Important Chromebook Tips Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you are using or planning to use Chromebook in your instruction, the tips below are definitely worth your attention. These are instructions to help you make the best of your Chromebook in terms of how to search for and find educational apps to use on it, how to customize its settings to suit your own teaching purposes, how to save files to Google Drive and edit and share images using Chromebook's built-in editor, how to add users and control who can use your Chromebook and several other tips that are integral to an effective integration of this device in your class.
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Cory Booker used this proverb as part of his address to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

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Shared by Cory Booker at the Democratic Convention

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Shared by Cory Booker at the Democratic Convention

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The nerd's guide to learning everything online

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Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn -- we just need to find the way that works for us. In this charming, personal talk, author John Green shares the community of learning that he found in online video.

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5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys

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Boys who had all their books on a digital device didn’t mind carrying it back-and-forth between home and school, or home and anywhere. Many shared with me that when they had a spare moment with nothing to do, they read a book from their device.

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Create Animations That Are Good For Learning

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Newer technologies make animations easier to create at a reasonable cost, making the format a viable choice for instruction. With educational researchers piecing together the data on its effectiveness for learning, a set of design principles based on evidence is emerging. It is important to consider the research before choosing to use the animation format. Then animations will be able to meet their potential for learning.

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Aurasma turns static images or even objects into videos, games and interactive experiences

Autonomy, a leading enterprise infrastructure company has a new technology that can change the way we look at and interact with physical objects. Called Aurasma, it works with smart phone and tablets to, in real time, turn static images or even objects into videos, games and interactive experiences. Aim your phone at a building and see a video about that building. Aim it at a picture in a newspaper and launch an interactive experience.


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A level maths teaching resources | Underground Mathematics

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"Underground Mathematics is a UK-based resource for mathematics instructors. Although this website is especially designed to help prepare students for their A-Level exams, it also hosts resources that will be of use to anyone around the globe who teaches algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or calculus. Created by a team of math educators and scholars at the University of Cambridge, Underground Mathematics gets its name from its organizational design: math subfields are mapped in the manner of the London tube system, emphasizing the links between different fields of mathematics. Instructors (or students) can explore a variety of stations, such as Quadratics or Polynomials & Rational Functions. Each station contains numerous resources, including worksheets, class activities, and practice problems (usefully designed so as to be easily projected in front of a classroom). By creating a free account, instructors can bookmark resources of interest and participate in educator discussion forums. While some parts of this new site are still under construction, a variety of assignments and activities are available that promote higher order thinking in the math classroom."

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James Madison Foundation: Lesson Plans and Reports

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"The United States Congress established the James Madison Memorial Foundation in 1986 in order to better teach the constitution in high schools across the country. Fellows are drawn from students who plan to become teachers. In exchange for graduate school funding, selected students agree to teach history and civics for at least one year after graduation. This page gathers together various "powerful" lesson plans composed by past fellows on topics related to constitutional history and government. The lessons are divided into sections that cover Articles I-VII of the constitution, Lessons About Constitutional Connections, Lessons on the Federalist Papers, and Freedom and Slavery in the Early Republic."

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Essential Science for Teachers - Physical Science (Elementary) :: Annenberg

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"Annenberg Learner is known for providing well designed resources for teachers, and these eight sessions dedicated to getting educators ready to teach physical science to elementary school students are no exception. Educators may like to peruse the Course Overview and Course Structure sections before delving into the Workshop Sessions themselves. In sum, these sessions are designed to help elementary school teachers brush up on their basic science so that they can better guide their students in outcome motivated learning. Sessions cover such topics as What is Matter?, The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Physical Changes and Conservation of Matter, Chemical Changes and Conservation of Matter, and others. By participating in this free, online course, educators will gain much needed background knowledge in the physical sciences, allowing them to better introduce their students to these fascinating subjects."

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Noisli - Improve Focus and Boost Productivity with Background Noise

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"f you are someone who needs "white noise" to work, relax, or block out the chatter of an office or coffee shop, Noisli may be the website for you. On this site, users can select to listen to a variety of noises, including rain, leaves, and railroad tracks. Alternatively, users can search for a previously composed collection of sounds, designed for either productivity or relaxing. By creating a free account, users can also save their favorite white noise medleys for future use."

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The best augmented reality apps that aren't Pokemon GO

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Pokemon GO isn't the only app that seamlessly blends virtual objects into the real world.

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Learn With QR Codes! 22+ Apps, Web Tools and Activities – Teacher Reboot Camp

Learn With QR Codes! 22+ Apps, Web Tools and Activities – Teacher Reboot Camp | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
QR codes, Quick Response barcodes, inspire curiosity in our learners. QR codes get learners out of their seat scanning to discover what the knowledge they will uncover with their mobile devices. QR codes are mostly attached to websites or text, but we can also attach QR codes to audio, video, games, polls, or multimedia presentations. Below are a few ideas on how to make your QR codes more interactive.

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