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Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training

Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
This quick, visual approach to instructional design helps you change what people do, not just what they know. It keeps your team members focused on a measurable business goal, and it can keep stakeholders from adding extraneous information.

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PowToon Makes It Easy To Create Animated Videos And Slideshows

PowToon Makes It Easy To Create Animated Videos And Slideshows | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
There’s something special about animation. It has a wonderfully potent ability to capture the attention of people by drawing them in – in a way that the written word, and live action video simply cannot.
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Wicked-Good Wednesday: 3 Ideas Worth Stealing

Wicked-Good Wednesday: 3 Ideas Worth Stealing | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
I have found through countless speaking engagements and professional development workshops, what we may think is obvious or even “tired” … is sometimes exactly what someone has been looking for.
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Digital Citizenship Education: Over 20 Essential Resources, Part 1

Digital Citizenship Education: Over 20 Essential Resources, Part 1 | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
In the last year I have been working toward building up our district e-curriculum.
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The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed

The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 17, 2014
Of all the things I have read about the 21st century skills required for students success in today's info rich society, the visual below from edutopia captures the essence of these...
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Free Guides to Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources

Free Guides to Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Last month Common Craft released a great video explanation of the differences between primary and secondary sources.
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10 Ways to Use Backchannels in Your Classroom

10 Ways to Use Backchannels in Your Classroom | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 14, 2014
There are a wide variety of free web tools that teachers can use to create backchannels and hold synchronous conversations and discussions in the classroom. Over the last couple of...
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Print a QR Code for an AudioBoo Recording

Print a QR Code for an AudioBoo Recording | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
AudioBoo is a fantastic, free website and iOS/Android tablet app students and teachers can use to create “narrated art projects” or short segments for class “radio shows.” The free version allows recordings of up to three minutes each, and accounts...
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Awesome Explanation on The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources for Students

Awesome Explanation on The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources for Students | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 3, 2014
Knowing the difference between primary and secondary sources is  essential for students working on research projects. In the video below, LeFever from Commoncraft explains this...
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Thousands of Free High Resolution Maps for Teachers to Use and Download

Thousands of Free High Resolution Maps for Teachers to Use and Download | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 4, 2014
New York Public Library has recently announced the release of more than 20.000 cartographic works and maps as high resolution downloads. NYPL is distributing these maps under a ...
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Designs for Democracy - Explore U.S. History Through Drawings

Designs for Democracy - Explore U.S. History Through Drawings | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Designs for Democracy is an online exhibit created by the National Archives and Records Administration. The exhibit features drawings, sketches, and pictures that demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of Americans through history.
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Search Tool Helps Find Digital-Learning Media Aligned to CCSS

Common Sense Media today released Common Core Explorer, a new search tool that helps educators find digital-learning products that are aligned to Common Core State Standards
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Create Whiteboard Recordings on the Updated eduClipper iPad App

Create Whiteboard Recordings on the Updated eduClipper iPad App | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The popular digital portfolio and bookmarking service eduClipper has released an updated iPad app that offers four awesome new features. The most notable of these features is whiteboard recording.
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An Excellent Guide on Teaching Students about The Research Process

An Excellent Guide on Teaching Students about The Research Process | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March , 2014
In a post I shared yesterday I talked about the 8 key search skills every student should have and today I am sharing with you this wonderful tutorial from Berkeley University called The...
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Vivid Digital Library of the Natural World

Vivid Digital Library of the Natural World | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Powerful images and videos capture kids' attention and make them want to learn more.
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Why Feedback Needs To Be Integrated Into Flipped Classroom

Why Feedback Needs To Be Integrated Into Flipped Classroom | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
By David Matheson, Edudemic
Flipped classrooms are getting plenty of headlines and attention lately in educational circles.
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Writing Fix: A Traditional Haiku

This document from the fabulous site, Writing Fix, gives just a brief explanation of the basic rules for writing haikus for your students to follow.
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Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts

Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 17, 2013
Do your students struggle to come up with topics to write about in their stories? The collection below features some awesome iPad apps that can provide your students with ideas and...
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A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education

A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 11, 2014
Reading and writing is a core skill that pervades all other school subjects. With the focus we see on STEM-related products, it is good to see so many emerging products with their...
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The 4 Components of a DIY Professional Development Toolkit

The 4 Components of a DIY Professional Development Toolkit | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher, provides an overview of how Twitter, blogs, Edcamps and Google Hangouts are becoming the backbone of DIY professional development in the 21st century educational ecosystem.
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Listen Edition Offers an Edmodo App for Teaching With Current Events

Listen Edition Offers an Edmodo App for Teaching With Current Events | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Listen Edition is a service that organizes current events lessons around public radio stories. Now these stories and lessons are available through the Listen Edition Edmodo app.
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A List of All Educational Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know about

A List of All Educational Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know about | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 3, 2014
Twitter chats are a great way for teachers to enhance their professional development and to build strong PLNs.In these conversations,  teachers and educators from all around the...
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Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy

Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 4, 2014
I have been sharing several visuals on Bloom's Taxonomy over the last couple of years but I  never came across a graphic that captures the essence of the three versions of Bloom's...
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Class Discussion to Encourage Critical Thinking: Resources for Grades 9-12

Class Discussion to Encourage Critical Thinking: Resources for Grades 9-12 | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
For high school educators, this list of resources, guides, and downloads will help you implement Socratic seminars and other classroom discussion models that encourage critical thinking.
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Free Browser-based Screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic

Free Browser-based Screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Infrequently I’m required to use a Windows computer to create something, and today I needed to combine 2 PDFs for our school newsletter and post them to our website.
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Check Out the Education Templates in Stormboard - A New Collaborative Planning Tool

Check Out the Education Templates in Stormboard - A New Collaborative Planning Tool | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Stormboard is a slick new service designed for hosting collaborative online brainstorming activities. Stormboard allows you to create an unlimited amount of "idea boards" or Stormboards with up to five collaborators on each one.
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