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Symbaloo Common Core

Symbaloo Common Core | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

A webmix of Common Core Resources created with Symbaloo

 


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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards ASCD #ccss #ccchat #edchat #commoncore

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards ASCD #ccss #ccchat #edchat #commoncore | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone.


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BYOT: An idea whose time has come

BYOT: An idea whose time has come | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
The time is now for districts and schools to seriously consider developing a bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) initiative.

 

 

 

 

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http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/07/05/byot-an-idea-whose-time-come/

 


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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

This view of the Taxonomy not only provides the cognitive categories, but also provides plenty of suggestions for now to teach with technology at each level.  Nice work!


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Consider what happens if you flip bloom http://plpnetwork.com/2012/05/15/flipping-blooms-taxonomy/
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Teachers Easy Guide on How to Evaluate Web content for Classroom Inclusion

Teachers Easy Guide on How to Evaluate Web content for Classroom Inclusion | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
Great tips on how to evaluate websites: As our students grow dependant on Internet being a primary source for their information, it becomes of urgent necessity that we, as teachers and educators, should know how to evaluate web content and decipher credible resources from spam and irrelevant ones.

 


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What's 'In' and What's 'Out' According to the Common Standards

What's 'In' and What's 'Out' According to the Common Standards | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

You've probably read quite a bit already about the "key shifts" of the common standards.


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Teachers Easy Guide on How to Evaluate Web content for Classroom Inclusion

Teachers Easy Guide on How to Evaluate Web content for Classroom Inclusion | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

As our students grow dependant on Internet being a primary source for their  information, it becomes of urgent necessity that we, as teachers and educators, should know how to evaluate web content and decipher credible resources from spam and irrelevant ones.


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Guide for parents - digital citizenship

Guide for parents - digital citizenship | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

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48 iPad Apps That Teachers Love

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48 IPAD APPS THAT TEACHERS LOVE by staff writers SOURCE: www.onlinecolleges.net June 26, 2012 Apple’s iPad and other tablet computers have certainly been garnering ardent support from the edtech ...

 

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http://fedebooks.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/48-ipad-apps-that-teachers-love-fed_ebooks-apps-ebook-teacher/

 


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101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About

101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
The 101 best web 2.0 tools for teachers based on functionality, application, ease of use and compatibility with educational technology.

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100+ STEM Websites & Webtools for Teachers - LiveBinder

Find great STEM based resources here....

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Internet Etiquette in Online Learning

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The importance of etiquette in online learning (a set of rules and boundaries) on how classmates and instructors interact online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://learningonlineinfo.org/internet-etiquette-online-learning/

 


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The Differences Between Edmodo, Google Docs and Moodle | NWP Digital Is

The Differences Between Edmodo, Google Docs and Moodle | NWP Digital Is | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
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What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education

What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

BYOD is the catch phrase in the 2012 educational technology spheres. This acronym stands for " Bring Your Own Device ", I am pretty sure you might have heard of this new trend because wherever you turn you hear people talking about embracing it. I actually have been reading a lot about it to the point that I deem it important that I share with you some of what I understood from BYOD .


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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World?

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century.

 

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http://plpnetwork.com/2012/05/25/teaching-critical-thinking-in-a-connected-world/

 


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Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians | Teacher Librarian

Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians | Teacher Librarian | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

A couple of summers back a young school librarian, fresh out of library school, asked a very honest question at one of our state retreats:

 

We’re all doing different stuff. The other school librarians I know are not doing what I am doing. Some maintain Web sites and blogs; others do not. Some have seriously retooled; others have not. In the 21st century, what does a school librarian do?

 

Well into the 21st century, it is clear that the concept of modern teacher librarian practice is not clear. There is no textbook for what effective practice looks like in continually morphing information and communication landscapes.


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A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education

A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around for a long time. Originally they were your family, relatives and friends, or probably other educators and fellow teachers you work with in the same institution, but now and thanks to the development of web technologies and wireless connections, the concept of PLNs has been expanded to engulf people you have never met before in real world. Much of the learning nowadays takes place online and via a network of interconnected relations.


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What if You Flipped Your Faculty Meetings? - The Tempered Radical

What if You Flipped Your Faculty Meetings? - The Tempered Radical | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
Dear Principals, I've got a professional challenge for you: I want you to flip every faculty meeting during the 2012-2013 school year. Doing so would be a breeze, I bet. You could: (1). Use YouTube's video recorder and your laptop's...
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Technology Tailgate: Scootpad: Great Common Core Practice Site

Technology Tailgate: Scootpad: Great Common Core Practice Site | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Basically, Scootpad is a site where students can go to practice all of the Common Core standards for math and reading. The site is adaptive, so students can move through the standards at their own pace.


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25 Ways Teachers Can Connect More With Their Colleagues

25 Ways Teachers Can Connect More With Their Colleagues | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

There are many ways that teachers can reach out and connect with their colleagues and build a more collaborative atmosphere in their schools. We’ve come up with just a few here, but feel free to share your own experiences and ideas that can help other educators to connect and ultimately improve the quality of instruction they can offer students.

 

- GET ON THE SAME PAGE.

- TEACH AND LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.

- COLLABORATE ON LESSON PLANS.

- SHARE WHAT WORKS.

- START A BLOG.

- BUILD YOUR OWN SOCIAL NETWORK.

- TAKE ON BIG PROJECTS.

- GET FEEDBACK.

- CREATE A PERSONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY.

- SCHEDULE WEEKLY GET-TOGETHERS.

- WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.

- BECOME A TEACHER-LEADER.

- KEEP YOUR DOOR OPEN.

- ADOPT A TEAM MENTALITY.

- MAKE TIME FOR CHATTING.

- ASK FOR HELP.

- DON’T SKIP THE CAFETERIA.

- MERGE CLASSROOMS.

- TRY CO-TEACHING.

- TAKE CLASSES TOGETHER.

- FIND A MENTOR.

- PUT THE KIBOSH ON NEGATIVITY.

- DON’T WAIT FOR OTHERS TO MAKE THE FIRST MOVE.

- BE OPEN TO NEW IDEAS.

- REACH OUT TO THE LARGER EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY

 

Your colleagues can be more than just the teachers at your own school. If you want a wider view, reach out to those at other schools or in administration. It never hurts to know more people and to learn the methods they’re using in their schools.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://edudemic.com/2012/06/25-ways-teachers-can-connect-more-with-their-colleagues/

 

 


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Good academic leadership as a model for good teaching

Good academic leadership as a model for good teaching | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
There’s a Facebook meme making the rounds: I am no expert on management or leadership.  A management expert may look at the above chart and shake her head sadly about the misconceptions of t...

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What Andy Griffith Means to Me - The Orange - Fresh!

What Andy Griffith Means to Me - The Orange - Fresh! | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
I remember the first time I saw The Andy Griffith Show . I was six, and my mom found a VHS tape...
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Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education

Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Here is the outline of the article:

what is A Wiki ? Reasons why Wikis are Important in Education Tips for Teachers Using A Wiki How teachers and Students can Use Wikis Examples of Educational Wikis Wiki Video Tutorials Webliography
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Introduction to Smarter Balanced Item and Performance Task Development

This module will introduce educators to several terms and concepts that are commonly used when discussing the development of items and performance ...youtube.com...


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100+ STEM Websites & Webtools for Teachers - LiveBinder

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