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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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My U.S. History Class Blog Has Now Been (Almost) Completely Updated

My U.S. History Class Blog Has Now Been (Almost) Completely Updated | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
I’ve spent this weekend, and the entire school year, updating my various class blogs. So far, I’ve shared about my ones for World History and for IB Theory of Knowledge.
I’ve now almost completed updated my U.S.
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A Great Web Tool for Creating and Viewing Educational Timelines in 3D

A Great Web Tool for Creating and Viewing Educational Timelines in 3D | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 13, 2015
Tiki-Toki is an excellent web tool for creating beautiful timelines to use in your class. We have already featured this tool in several posts in the past but today we are revisiting it...
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How to Cite a Tweet in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

How to Cite a Tweet in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
As social media has evolved it has crept into academic work. I've even given research assignments in which I've asked my students to seek out and cite quotes from people on Twitter. More and more I'm asked, "how do I cite a Tweet?
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12 Mobile Learning Trends to Watch Out For in 2015

12 Mobile Learning Trends to Watch Out For in 2015 | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 7, 2015
We are at the juncture of a monumental period in the history of education where mobile technologies are driving learning.With the growing use of hand-held mobile devices and broad band...
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4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids

4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 3, 2015
Great Websites for Kids is an excellent platform that reviews websites geared towards kids up to age 14. The reviews are carried out by members of the Association for Library Service to...
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200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 28, 2015
Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? This list from Open Culture has you covered. It...
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The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
We've scoured the web and found 50 essential blogs for you.
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Welcome to the Flipboard For Educator’s Blog

Welcome to the Flipboard For Educator’s Blog | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Instead of going on vacation for spring break, we decided to launch a brand new initiative for teachers. This is Flipboard for you, a resource for the modern and connected educator.
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The Importance of a Classroom Library

The Importance of a Classroom Library | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
An appealing, inspiring collection of books, regardless of content area, is a crucial literacy tool that every teacher should have in the classroom.
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8 Creative Ways to Get Reluctant Readers to Read

8 Creative Ways to Get Reluctant Readers to Read | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
According to a study led by Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center, about 23% of 1005 participants (randomly called via landline and cell phone) had not read a book in the past year, including ebooks, printed books, or audiobooks.
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Get The Most out of Google Maps with These Excellent Apps

Get The Most out of  Google Maps with These Excellent Apps | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March, 2015
Google Maps is an excellent tool to use with students to develop their spatial thinking. Beyond getting driving or walking directions, this tool enables students to discover the world...
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Thinglink Now Offers Verified Accounts for Schools

Thinglink Now Offers Verified Accounts for Schools | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Thinglink is one of my favorite tools for creating multimedia, interactive collages. Last year Thinglink introduced Thinglink Edu. This week they took things a step further and introduced verified accounts for schools.
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A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education

A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 14, 2015
Technology is radically transforming the education landscape.The technological innovations and digital progress that marked the last two decades have brought a massive change in the...
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“TweenTribune” Provides The Same Text At Different Levels AND A Virtual Classroom – For Free!

“TweenTribune” Provides The Same Text At Different Levels AND A Virtual Classroom – For Free! | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Thanks to reader Vincy Murgillo for letting me know about the Smithsonian’s Tween Tribune.
It provides daily news stories, with the same one edited several times for different reading levels.
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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Why wait for formal environments, when there are so many opportunities to learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.
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Universal Design for Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Universal Design for Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 6, 2015
Universal Design for Learning is a framework for learning that includes all students. Being grounded in socio-cultural theory, UDL views learning environments and social interactions as...
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Top 50 Higher Education EdTech Blogs

Top 50 Higher Education EdTech Blogs | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 7, 2015
For folks in higher education, the popular EdTech Magazine has this list of some wonderful blogs that made it into last year’s must read higher-Ed IT blogs. The list contains 50 blogs all...
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Evaluating Resources

Evaluating Resources | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Ithaca College Library has produced a short tutorial, Evaluating Resources, in which the ACCORD checklist is introduced (that's Agenda, Credentials, Citations, Oversight, Relevance, Date) and then you are asked to evaluate a few resources (on the...
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Teaching With Web-Based Resources

Teaching With Web-Based Resources | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.
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50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators

50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April, 2015
Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has...
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Claim Your Fame on Flipboard

Claim Your Fame on Flipboard | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Just like your Facebook page, Twitter handle and Pinterest board, your brand can be on Flipboard. Be sure to claim your Flipboard username now so that you can start creating a powerful home for your company, client or agency.
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Here Is A Good Way to Grade and Annotate Google Drive Files

Here Is A Good Way to Grade and Annotate Google Drive Files | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 25, 2015
Looking for a good tool to help you annotate files on Google Drive? Challkup is the answer. Chalkup is a great web tool that allows teachers to create classes and share different study...
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A Very Good Resource of Educational Posters for Chemistry Teachers

A Very Good Resource of Educational Posters for Chemistry Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 29, 2015
Here is an interesting resource we want to bring to your attention. Compound Interest is a blog by Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher in the UK. Andy creates and shares a wide variety...
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Evernote (Great Tutorials)

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Evernote (Great Tutorials) | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 31, 2015
Evernote is definitely a great utility to have in your EdTech toolkit. Evernote combines a bastion of  powerful features all in one single platform: you can use it to create...
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Do you Know about These 7 Learning Zones in Your Class?

Do you Know about These 7 Learning Zones in Your Class? | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 17, 2015
7 Learning Zones is a beautiful visual created by Edutopia featuring an interesting system teachers can use in their classrooms to organize and manage students learning experiences....
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