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Parents vs. Kids: Taking Charge of Gadgets

Parents vs. Kids: Taking Charge of Gadgets | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
You know the feeling: your kid huddles over a tablet, giggling about something on the tiny screen.

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Love that it also has the contract. All parents should have access to this article, great parent Ed piece!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Cite This For Me - Cite Websites In One Click

Free Technology for Teachers: Cite This For Me - Cite Websites In One Click | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Cite This For Me is a free service designed to help students keep track of the resources that they use in their research work. Cite This For Me offers a free Chrome extension that lets students cite a webpage with just one click. The free extension will format citations in APA, MLA, Harvard, or Chicago style. Students can also use the extension to highlight and save portions of the webpages that they are citing.

All Cite This For Me citations are saved in students' free Cite This For Me accounts. In their account dashboards students can edit citations as well as manually enter citations of books, journals, and other references.

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I also like an extension called REF ME which also provides an annotation tool in addition to bibliographic information.
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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
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In addition to some good points made in the article about what students currently know and then NEED to know there is a great graphic here to explain it all as well.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map

Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

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nice visual to provide to students and /or hang in the classroom. Seems pretty student friendly and the power of the images will provide another format to understand  and follow.
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15 Tech Tool Favorites From ISTE 2016

15 Tech Tool Favorites From ISTE 2016 | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
A Google certified educator and ed-tech trainer shares some her favorite tech tool gems both inside the Google suite and beyond.
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Yet more innovations from the ever expanding repertoire of Google tools for education.
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Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds

Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.

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Yet another argument for sketch noting, even if you think you cannot draw. A deeper learning occurs as you create the visuals.
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Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck

Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
How literary devices -- the tools we use to tell stories -- can help you find the best images for your presentation deck.

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Thoughtful article to help you think outside the box with your images and style of presentation.
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, May 26, 5:10 PM
Some good tips here when you are at the stage of just beginning to craft your presentation.
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 27, 7:25 AM
Some inspirational tips for presos.
GwynethJones's curator insight, May 27, 7:52 AM

You don't need fancy, you need clean & graphic!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

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Really and virtually  learning together- online brainstorming options.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 6, 12:34 PM

That's more like it! 7 tools for this!


from Richard: "After yesterday's post about Limnu there were a couple of similar tools suggested on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. I also received a couple of requests for suggestions for other similar tools. Here are some of the other tools that you and your students can use to host online brainstorming sessions."

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, February 7, 2:14 PM

Clever opportunities for leveraging collaboration.

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How the 21st Century Fluencies Grow With Project-Based Learning

How the 21st Century Fluencies Grow With Project-Based Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
This article looks at how the Fluencies are integral part of great PBL. Also make use of a snapshot tool for grading the fluencies with your students.
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PBL is all about devising unique solutions to complex challenging problems. The very idea of solving real-world problems requires students to use the 6Ds of Solution Fluency:

Define: It starts with defining the problem. Students must know the challenge they face before they can proceed.

Discover: Next, students discover knowledge as they examine the problem.

Dream: Here they dream up and imagine a plan for their solution.

Design: This is the fun part—designing their projects

.Deliver: Now their final results must be delivered, and applied to the problem

.Debrief: Lastly, the valuable process of debriefing assesses the effectiveness of their efforts.

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The 3 Stages of Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning

The 3 Stages of Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Langwitches, The Magic of Learning.
Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .
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Lost site of her for a while, but have admired her work and forward thinking for a number of years.

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How to Make Sure That Project-based Learning is Applied Well in Schools

How to Make Sure That Project-based Learning is Applied Well in Schools | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
It's not uncommon to see popular education strategies become muddied by people who don't understand them well.
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having recently seen "Most Likely to Succeed" , I am curious to read about the pros and cons of how folks are using PBL. Great considerations to the power of the challenge and the driv8ing question to even further engage students fully with real world problems.

 

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Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids | MindShift | KQED News

Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids | MindShift | KQED News | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Reading is a skill humans aren't born with, but schools are designed to reward those whose brains are well-wired to read, which can complicate the learning
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The more we learn about dyslexia the better equipped we can become to help learners with this difference.

"Dyslexia is a different brain organization that needs different teaching methods. It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.”

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Using Design Thinking to Bridge Theory & Practice with Digital Portfolios

Using Design Thinking to Bridge Theory & Practice with Digital Portfolios | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Use Design Thinking as a strategy for bridging the gap between pedagogical theory and actual classroom practice.
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Great article for the beginning of the year by Beth Holland  about portfolios, digital ones at that too!

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"Failure is an option. Fear is not”: Creating a safe intellectual space for learning

"Failure is an option. Fear is not”: Creating a safe intellectual space for learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
This month, SmartBlog on Education is exploring classroom design and management — just in time for the new school year. In this blog post, educational
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My goal this year is to get students to embrace mistakes as learning opportunities. They are the best teachers, in my opinion, and the learner is much deeper when you have to figure it out.

Thomas Edison talked about his failures not as mistakes, but  as discoveries of what does not work.

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Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning

Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Teaching technology at Meyer Elementary School goes beyond showing kids how to use email and apps. It gives students a context for learning technology through subject areas, making all learning more relevant.
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A handy dandy reminder about getting tech literacy on the table first thing. in the school year.
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Pokémon Go ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Pokémon Go ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
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I certainly have mixed feelings about this, however, given that this has just come out better to know too much versus too little. Links in here to some suggestions from Kathy Schrock, as well  as a number of links to other articles about this app and how it could possibly be used in education.
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When It Comes to Grading, Is '50' the New 'Zero'?

When It Comes to Grading, Is '50' the New 'Zero'? | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
An increasing number of schools are revamping their grading practices, including the use of 'no zero' policies.
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Personally, I feel that this is a policy that should be in place everywhere. A zero digs a pretty big hole for a student who can often stop trying as the odds of getting out are slim. 50% is a low grade, but much more hopeful in terms of improving.

Particularly as it relates to homework, it can be devasting and cause a student to just stop trying. is it about numbers or learning?

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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation software for your classroom? Check out our list of 21 top presentation tools for teachers.

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Ofra Ofri's curator insight, July 11, 11:43 PM
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 16, 7:00 AM
This is a great update on 21 presentation resources that can be used in your learning and teaching environments.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 19, 3:03 PM
At least read the descriptions and see if any will provide you the tool you are looking for. You will already be familiar with a few tools but a couple of others might interest you.
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Enabling Play's Benefits for All in the K-12 Equation - P21

Enabling Play's Benefits for All in the K-12 Equation - P21 | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Creativity and Innovation, Classroom practice, play, 21st century skills, 21st century learning
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What has happened to play as a part of student learning experiences?
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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers
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great visuals for the classroom or the teacher's lounge. also good for a lesson in the idea of differentiation in presenting material. What sticks best with you?
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Using Internet Memes to Connect with Your Class

Using Internet Memes to Connect with Your Class | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
How can this culturally significant phenomene be used for learning? How can we use the popularity of memes to engage our students? Let's take a look.

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Interestingly, this came up in a workshop I attended today. I am sure the kids would find this a novel way of sharing info or making observations as well as discussing digital literacy.

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the
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Revisiting the idea to encourage deeper thinking. should it be renamed project -based inquiry?    this article argues it is time " to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing."

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These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development

These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Leaving your comfort zone is one of the best decisions you can make. If you are not sure, these 10 things which happen afterward will surely convince you.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Character

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

 


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:35 PM

Interesting insights? What do you think?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 19, 2015 8:45 AM

For both students and teachers.

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 20, 2015 3:41 PM

If it feels uncomfortable - you're on the right track!

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Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership

Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Putting students in the driver's seat of their parent-teacher conferences creates opportunities for reflection, engagement, and agency.
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This is an impressive example of student -led conferences. The work that went into this system is obvious . The students are very articulate about their strengths and weaknesses  and led the discussion with a great sense of maturity.

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Deans for Impact

Deans for Impact | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Deans for Impact is a national organization committed to improving student-learning outcomes by stewarding the transformation of educator preparation.
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Click on the Link for The Science of Learning  to find a 10 page document that details how we , and more importantly our students learn. Shared by Annie Paul. worth saving and annotating.

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Helping students use smartphones responsibly | eSchool News | eSchool News

Helping students use smartphones responsibly | eSchool News | eSchool News | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Deciding whether a middle schooler is ready to take on smartphone responsibility is a personal decision for each family.
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learning together does not necessarily mean a teacher/student relationship, but also keeping the parents informed as well. some interesting resources here to share to help parents monitor their children more closely.

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