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Incredibox - v4 - Express Your Musicality

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Express your musicality on Incredibox with the fourth version called "Love". Create your mix, record it, share it a lot to make it to the TOP 50! Pump it up and chill ;)

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 25, 2014 11:44 PM

If you have not checked out Incredibox head over to the website and have fun creating an a cappella group with animated beat box singers.

This version provides new sounds, and you may still access previous versions.

This is a great tool to allow students to create music, and could be used to create a track where students would add words, possibly to teach others in the class about a subject they are learning. .

רונית יעקב's curator insight, December 2, 2014 6:58 AM

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Verso - a Free Tool to Engage Student Voice

Verso - a Free Tool to Engage Student Voice | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"Flip learning App, scaffold effective pedagogy with this simple mobile app that works across all platforms."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 14, 2014 8:42 PM

Verso is a new tool that come to us from teachers in Australia. It provides teachers the ability to create a 'challenge' and provide a prompt, which may be a video, document, website, etc. Add some thought provoking questions and students may answer within Verso. Students must post their own answer before they can respond to others, and all answers are anonymous.

Verso provides a number of resources to help you get started, including:

* Getting Started - This section "shows you how to Verso in 90 seconds", providing a number of examples (and you may choose one to try with your students).

* Strategies to Support Deeper Thinking - This section is very robust, and it is worth the time to check it out. They provide nine strategies to support deeper thinking, including:

     - Ask for more than one type of response from your student

     - Be explicit about how you want your students to respond, model an answer in your instruction

     - Be provocative to promote debate amongst your students

     - Let your students answer the questions. This section has an excellent resource "Asking Googleable vs NonGoogleable Questions"

*Verso Strategies: Building Deeper Collaboration Using Google Drive

* How To - Discover a range of videos and examples to help you get started

* Example Provocations - Find a wide variety of examples that you may choose to use.

They also have a blog that provides additional resources.

Their website uses three key words: Challenge, Engage, Learn. This website will allow your students to be challenged, engaged and learn and is worth taking some time to explore.

niftyjock's curator insight, December 16, 2014 11:34 PM

cool tool

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A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir

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Research better. Feel better

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This seems so intuitive to use!

 

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 28, 7:40 PM

check this visual search engine out! 

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, May 28, 7:51 PM

Very clever tool.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, June 1, 12:46 PM

This is cool. I do not like, however, that there is no "about" or other information on the company/project whatever it is.

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eduCanon

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Combine online video, questions and real time assessment with this superb site.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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Trudy Sweeney's curator insight, October 23, 2014 9:17 PM

This appears to be an exciting tool.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, October 24, 2014 12:32 AM

eduCanon is an excellent site where you can combine online video, questions and real time assessment.

lmalita's curator insight, October 24, 2014 4:10 AM

Looks interesting!

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Incredibox - v4 - Express Your Musicality

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Express your musicality on Incredibox with the fourth version called "Love". Create your mix, record it, share it a lot to make it to the TOP 50! Pump it up and chill ;)

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 25, 2014 11:44 PM

If you have not checked out Incredibox head over to the website and have fun creating an a cappella group with animated beat box singers.

This version provides new sounds, and you may still access previous versions.

This is a great tool to allow students to create music, and could be used to create a track where students would add words, possibly to teach others in the class about a subject they are learning. .

רונית יעקב's curator insight, December 2, 2014 6:58 AM

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Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 16, 10:11 AM

quite brilliant

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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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AffiliateMarketHelp's curator insight, October 5, 2014 11:30 PM

Am anxiously awaiting for a response from them; I want this tool!  A cloud-based, easy to use animated video making app...drag 'n drop!  Although not out yet, I have signed up for it.....more exciting than Iphone 6!!!!!

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, December 22, 2014 4:11 AM

Très tentant ! Je vais ouvrir un compte. A tester pour vos animations pédagogiques.

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8 million acres of China's farmland are too polluted to grow food

8 million acres of China's farmland are too polluted to grow food | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
The area's about the same size as Belgium. (8million ha's of China's farmland contaminated. Could #biochar be the answer? http://t.co/fGPqW3y8kn)

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BBC - China Production Stories - Rural Landscapes Snapshots

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Snapshots of rural landscapes in China.

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BBC NEWS | In pictures: Life in rural China, Rush hour

BBC NEWS | In pictures: Life in rural China, Rush hour | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"Images of rural China"


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Year 1 Australian Curriculum: Geography

Year 6 Australian Curriculum: Geography

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BBC - iWonder

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This is a superb site from the BBC with interesting questions to inspire awe and wonder. There are videos and other media which attempt to answer questions on history, science and much more.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular


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will try this in academic review time.

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ANA's curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:37 AM

Interesting questions to work your brain

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:55 PM

A very interesting site!

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School Signs

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This is a lovely collection of inspirational and motivating classroom posters. Download them as a PDF to print.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Displays+%26+Posters


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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"It’s been four years since I first published my “Taxonomy of Reflection.” My interest in reflective thinking is rooted in a simple but powerful statement by Donald Finkel who wrote that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” (Teaching with Your Mouth Shut)."


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R Hollingsworth's curator insight, February 5, 2014 8:38 AM

Love the title: "Teaching with your mouth shut"

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 5, 2014 9:40 AM

Fantastic resource, especially if you take time to really reflect on the sample questions posed.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:56 PM

Ideas for reflective prompts 

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Heat-ometer for differentiated homework

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:14 PM

Here is a great idea to provide differentiation in homework. The Heat-ometer provides four levels, from mild (not shown in the image above) to medium (also not shown) to hot and extra hot. each level is more complex than the previous level, and 3 options are provided for each level.

The designer of this image also provides links to the original design, which is located at Take Away Homework.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 9, 9:08 AM

Love this practical suggestion!

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Kiddle - a Visual Search Engine for Kids

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Kiddle - search engine for kids with illustrated results and safe search.

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Nathalie Mercken's curator insight, November 28, 2014 3:00 AM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

Vladislav Golunov's curator insight, November 28, 2014 6:26 PM

Kids should have fun with this!

Janet McQueen's curator insight, November 29, 2014 10:45 PM

A kid friendly search engine complete with pictures. This would be great for young learners and ELLs. 

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Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Use these ten reflective questions at the end of class to help learners deepen their understandings of themselves and their work.

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MARÍA JOSEFINA AGUILAR LEO's curator insight, March 19, 2:10 PM

añada su visión ...

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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, April 4, 12:35 PM

These would be great questions for the end of any and all PD sessions we do!

Maybe they should take the place of the surveys we usually do?

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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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AffiliateMarketHelp's curator insight, October 5, 2014 11:30 PM

Am anxiously awaiting for a response from them; I want this tool!  A cloud-based, easy to use animated video making app...drag 'n drop!  Although not out yet, I have signed up for it.....more exciting than Iphone 6!!!!!

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, December 22, 2014 4:11 AM

Très tentant ! Je vais ouvrir un compte. A tester pour vos animations pédagogiques.

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Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED

Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"Over a decade ago, cognitive scientists John D. Bransford and Daniel J. Schwartz asked fifth graders and college students to create a recovery plan to to protect bald eagles from extinction. Surprisingly, the two groups came up with plans of similar quality (although the college students had better spelling skills)."


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Susan C. Freeman's curator insight, November 8, 2014 11:50 AM

This article is terrific. However, James says the apple falling is a myth. What say you?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 2014 11:59 AM

As long as the questions do not circle back to one right answer then critical thinking is used. Too often, questioning is brought back to the one right answer rather than exploring the questions from the many perspectives in the classroom.

 

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Susan Hall's curator insight, November 9, 2014 9:28 AM

This is great for PBL questioning.

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27 More Things to Do With Students Who are not Paying Attention

27 More Things to Do With Students Who are not Paying Attention | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 28, 2014 8:58 PM

Check out this new infographic from Mia MacMeekin that provides 27 tips on ways you might work with students who are not paying attention. Some of these suggestions may be new to you. Consider sharing this with teachers at your school and beyond!

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Quill - Writing Worksheets Made Interactive

Quill - Writing Worksheets Made Interactive | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"Quill is a service that provides an updated take on the old writing worksheets that most of us used in elementary school and middle school. The service offers more than just the writing practice activities, but that is its core feature."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 18, 2014 8:39 PM

Do your students need to practice with grammar and punctuation? Quill provides worksheets for students in Grades 1 - 8 that have spelling and grammar errors. Students have to correct the errors. Quill corrects the papers, showing students what they did correctly, or what needs to be corrected.

Create your own classroom, provide students a code to sign-in, and pick your assignments. Students work at their pace and you can view their work through the dashboard.

As Richard Byrne states in this post "Having the pre-made activities at your disposal and having the opportunity to quickly see how your students did on each activity will free up some of your time."

There is a video that explains the site in more detail, or you may go directly the the website: http://www.quill.org/

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BBC - China Production Stories - City Architecture Snapshots

BBC - China Production Stories - City Architecture Snapshots | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Snapshots of city architecture in China.

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Video -- China Desert -- National Geographic

Video -- China Desert -- National Geographic | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Development in northern China is turning millions of acres of farmland into desert.

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A Tool for Self-Assessment & Reflection

A Tool for Self-Assessment  & Reflection | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"I have been working on a tool for students to do a self assessment/reflection and feedback...The tool is based around the work of Stephen Dinham which is used be DET NSW and New Zealand eductors John Hattie & Helen Timperley."


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Have been looking for something i can use with students that they understand and dont panic about.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 2014 9:21 PM

Andrew Church has created a tool for Self-Assessment and Reflection that asks students to answer 4 questions:

* What can I do? ((How am I going?)

* What can't I do? (How am I going?)

* How does my work compare with others? (How am I going?) 

* What can I do better? (Where do I go next?)

And then students are asked to look ahead with this question:

* What are my next steps? (What actions are you going to take as  a result of your reflections? Who can help me? Where to next?)

You can download two versions of this as a pdf file. One is in portrait mode and one in landscape mode. Church also asks that you provide him with feedback.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 5, 2014 1:29 AM

"I have been working on a tool for self assessment/reflection and feedback...This particular tool is based around the work of Stephen Dinham  and John Hattie & Helen Timperley."

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Vsauce

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This is a wonderful YouTube channel with videos that asks and answers big questions of the world and science and the little quirks of life. Use the videos directly in class or watch them for inspiration.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams


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Comics Head

Comics Head | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

This is a superb online comic book maker with a good set of backgrounds, characters, props and other features. There are also a range of apps for Apple, Android and other devices to try.
ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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registered but then it kept shutting me out -- will try again.

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:58 AM

Great resource I've passed onto our Art and Design and Student Union... see what fun I can have with my kids too - a very professional looking product at the end that students will be desperate to show off to friends and family :)