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Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads

Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads | MILS | Scoop.it
Get our easy-to-print guides that include useful tips for teachers, parents, and school administrators.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:30 AM

Useful guides for your school community in an always connected world.

Anita Vance's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:15 PM

Great ideas and graphics for sharing - multiples in one hot spot.

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | MILS | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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Amara - Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video.

Amara - Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video. | MILS | Scoop.it
The easiest way to caption and translate any video, with crowdsourcing, volunteers, and professional services.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:17 PM

Adding captions to video is simple using this tool.

Francesca Beltrami's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:09 PM

Aggiungere didascalie ai video

Training in Business's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:33 AM

Amara - Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video.

 

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Using Zombies to Teach STEM | Teach.com

Using Zombies to Teach STEM | Teach.com | MILS | Scoop.it
Zombies are a popular genre of entertainment, but who knew they could also make excellent teaching tools? Learn how you can use zombies in your STEM lessons.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:49 PM

Texas Instruments (TI) and The Science & Entertainment Exchange (part of the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS) have created free classroom activities that use "TI-Nspire CX™ handhelds, TI-Nspire™ Teacher and Student Software, and TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad" with a focus on science and math. The activities explore Hollywood themes like zombies, superheroes, space and forensics, providing students opportunities to solve problems. You can access more information on this program and materials at the website STEM behind Hollywood at http://education.ti.com/en/us/stem-hollywood.

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Oral History and September 11th

Oral History and September 11th | MILS | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:04 PM

This lesson plan from the Choices Program will:

  • Explore the human dimension of the September 11 attacks by conducting an interview.
  • Consider the benefits and limitations of using oral history to learn about the past.
  • Assess their own views on September 11th.
Harper Wharton's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:01 PM

Tomorrow is 9/11, a day that America will never forget. At my old school, we learned a lot about 9/11, and when it was the day of the Twin Towers we would watch videos on the incident and read books on it. Learning about the Twin Towers is an intersting topic to me because I love to find out why the people would do this to America and how America retaliated. I would love to find out more about the Twin Towers this year. 

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Google+ Brings Automatic Authorship to WordPress & Typepad, Lets You Embed Posts

Google+ Brings Automatic Authorship to WordPress & Typepad, Lets You Embed Posts | MILS | Scoop.it
Bloggers can sign into their respective platforms using their Google+ accounts, automatically tying their accounts together without going through the usual authorship hoops. And you can now embed Google+ posts on your blogging platform of choice.

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pkselmathjaleel's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:49 PM

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5 Crucial Google Drive Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Crucial Google Drive Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | MILS | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is one of the best cloud storage services available online . Beside its being free to use, it also offers 15 GB of free storage capacity with the possibility of buying more. Apart from storing your files in the cloud and being able to access them from any computer or hand-held device, Google Drive is a strong productivity suite with services that allow users to create forms, documents, spreadsheets, and drawings. users can collaborate, edit, and work on these documents synchronously.Given its huge potential in education, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has devoted an entire section to everything teachers and educators need to know to tap into this educational potential. Check it out HERE for more resources."


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Diane Therrien's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:08 PM

Google drive really helps to shorten your working day. It cuts down the number of email you have to send. I keeps everything in memory so accessible from any time any where...And what is most important for many of us, might save you from the frequent: "I lost my portable hard drive"

Kamon, Sept. 2013

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The reason Apple doesn't offer multiple user accounts on iOS

The reason Apple doesn't offer multiple user accounts on iOS | MILS | Scoop.it

I've been asking for multiple user accounts on iOS for a while and sadly, it doesn't look like the feature is coming to iOS 7. There's a strong incentive for Apple not to add the feature in order to protect its bottom line.


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François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:10 PM

Will Apple ever introduce multi-user account? What is your opinion?

Peter's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:40 PM

Hkw would multiple logins help or hurt Apple

Aaron Oaster's comment, September 12, 2013 1:24 PM
It wouldnt be bad if apple were to actually do that... it would save the consumers money if they had two seperate user accounts on omne device like windows
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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | MILS | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.

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Tania Gammage's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:03 AM

Fullof great ideas..something to think about doing. Now on my list!

Joycelyn DeVore's curator insight, February 4, 2015 9:22 PM

So many people are on Pinterest, that it only makes since that teachers and librarians try to use these resources. This article talks about how to use Pinterest to organize information, so that is can easily be found by students, and since it is through a site most teens use, its an engaging tool. 

Loretta VU's curator insight, April 25, 2015 2:49 AM

Jut because it's relevant to this unit.

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9 Great Audio Editing Tools for Teachers

9 Great Audio Editing Tools for Teachers | MILS | Scoop.it

"Audio editing software are usually expensive and hard to operate. As teachers and educators, we sometimes need to record audio clips, edit them and integrate them in our multimedia projects in class. There are a variety of free web tools that you can use with your students to do that. I am sharing with you a list of some of the top free audio editing tools to use with your students."


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vince tracy's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:36 PM

this is a really good information source..

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 5, 2013 4:47 PM

Adding sound can be a pain in the brain. Love having choices to make the job a bit less daunting.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 5, 2013 7:04 PM

A variety of tools for teachers to capture audio for use in the classroom or for after school access + great for students to also be creative in the capture of their work.

 

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | MILS | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:47 AM

Interesting idea - this could be useful in EFL teaching or just for people who are reading in English as a second language and need a bit of help.

 

I tried it on the Adobe Connect website to see if it would demystify some of the 'Marketese' though, and it didn't help much! A sentence such as 'Powering mission-critical web conferencing solutions, end-to-end, on virtually any device' is full of everyday words which are being used in an unnecessarily obscure way. Which is why I'm in favour of simply writing in plain English (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_english).

 

On that subject, I recently discovered the absolutely wonderful Simple English Wikipedia (http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), which does just that.

 

ytchquelia cargill's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:37 PM

This website is made for children that have a hard time understanding a word or sentence in the English language. By breaking down a word or difficult sentence into word that the child will be able to know.

 

Info: Rewordify.com

Mikev Techpage's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:49 PM

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25 Greatest Takeaways from ALA 2013 | LibraryScienceList.com

25 Greatest Takeaways from ALA 2013 | LibraryScienceList.com | MILS | Scoop.it

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Curate and Share Your Own Book Library Catalog with LibraryThing

Curate and Share Your Own Book Library Catalog with LibraryThing | MILS | Scoop.it
LibraryThing catalogs your books online, easily, quickly and for free.

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Janet Tillotson's curator insight, February 3, 2014 12:48 AM

This is a wonderful social networking site for book lovers!

Shauna's curator insight, May 16, 2014 9:34 AM

I wonder if libraries will start to favour a visual layout like this at some point to showcase their collections.

 

Jean Maiorella's curator insight, August 8, 2014 11:25 AM

Love this!  The automatic + member recommendations based on my book list is great when I'm floundering in my search for something new to read.

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Regional slang words

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How many of these 107 regional slang words do you use?  This week on Mental Floss' YouTube information session, author and vlogger John Green explains 107 slang words specific to certain regions.


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Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 12, 2014 8:50 PM

Although this was a rescooped article from another geography profile, when you clicked on it the link didn't come up. Here is the main link: http://mentalfloss.com/article/52558/107-regional-slang-words. A ton of people use slang words, but can you think of one hundred and seven different ones that you use? I know before I watched this video I couldn't. Just the first seven listed in this video were all describing a can of Dr. Pepper. One term they used that I had never heard was a Tonic. This was used in Boston so it was surprising to not here of it, especially when being so close to RI. Other slangs words varied from calling a grinder a hoogie, saying something is Baltic, meaning cold, and streams being called branches, usually in Wisconsin. It was interesting to see all the different words used to describe everyday items all around the world. We may talk a lot of slang, but I can guarantee that no one has heard of all these different slang terms. Great video produced by a funny guy, really enjoyable.  

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, January 30, 2015 11:10 AM

This was a neat video.  Many of the slang words that I knew about were touched upon, but many were very new to me.  I never knew the "bubbler" originated in Wisconsin.  I thought that was purely a R.I. thing.  Watching the video made me think of how different regions were originally settled by different ethnicity groups between the early 1600's and 1800's, which almost surely led to these slangs, in my opinion.

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 4, 2015 6:55 PM

This was a great video describing what people call different items all over the world.  Just in Rhode Island alone, people from different parts of the state refer to items in different ways.  I think it could have been better if he stuck to the United States only.  Its crazy how different people experience things so close in proximity to each other.  It also would have been great to show how different regions in the U.S. say certain words.  He probably could have made a 30 minute video on that alone and it would have been hilarious.

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Social Media Project Monitors Keywords to Prevent Suicide

Social Media Project Monitors Keywords to Prevent Suicide | MILS | Scoop.it

A Boston-based project is using predictive analysis technology to comb through social media posts in hopes of preventing suicide.

 

The opt-in Durkheim Project combines search technology with predictive analysis to estimate the suicide risk of an individual based on what he or she is posting on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Already in collaboration with Facebook, the Durkheim Project is currently gathering social media data from participating active duty military members and veterans.


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Maxx Johnson's curator insight, September 18, 2013 12:03 AM

Still good...

robyns tut's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:02 AM

This could be really helpful in preventing future incidents of suicide due to cyberbullying or other causes. If the project has success among the US army veterans, we could see it being implimented worldwide.

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Deandra Covington's curator insight, June 28, 2014 9:09 PM

This is probably the neatest way to utilize social media to benefit our troops. The Durkhein Project is testing for mental illnesses by analyzing social media communication. Many people with mental illness want to be heard, but that doesn't mean they will just come out and say it or try to get the help they need. By finding key words or phrases, we may be able to eventually find who has PTSD or who is contemplating suicide.


While they have built a complete science around this, my only concern is that they might pinpoint the wrong people every once in a while. If they do, and their command is notified, could it affect their career? I suppose this is dependent on how they decide to deal with alerts if this is implemented. I think it is important to maintain that clinical intervention would be necessary first and only allow the member's command in if it is verified that the person is suicidal. 


With that said, I give tremendous kudos to this project. People that have a mental illness usually try to let people know they need help in some way or another. The Durkhein Project can help us better able to pinpoint these signs. 

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Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker

Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker | MILS | Scoop.it

As the traditional lecture has come increasingly under fire for being completely out of touch with modern teaching and learning methods, there has been a move by many teachers, conference presenters and lecturers to make their teaching techniques more modern and interactive. One of the key technologies for enabling this has been a range of audience response systems that provide real time responses to polls, questions and surveys while the speakers is actually presenting.


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Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:47 PM

Wow!  I am going to give this a try!

Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:22 PM
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A very interesting tool, that teachers can use inside and outside the formal learning area. Where students can interact with the information live during the lecture (where most interaction should happen anyway) closing the 'cold and insigificant' student-lecturer relationship. Students can respond to the data while the lecture is in progress. As expensive and time-consuming (training) this intiative would be to udertake it would certainly improve lecture attedance. :D

Charmaine Thomae's curator insight, October 22, 12:32 AM
I found this article to be really interesting because it focuses on one app that helps bring teachers and students together. This article breaks down the way to use it and how it all works. 
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Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral

Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral | MILS | Scoop.it
Far more important to me than all the venture-capitalized consortia of elite university MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the hundreds of thousands of students flocking to them is a course taught by an adjunct professor at University of...

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Chris Brown's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:59 PM

Intresting course... worth more investigation....

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:22 PM

Interesting perspective on abandoning the LMS in favour of individual student learning blogs

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:46 AM

Student-centric learning approaches

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Editorially

Editorially | MILS | Scoop.it

A plain text writing environment lets you focus on the words, not the presentation.


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flea palmer's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:11 AM

I'm not sure how this differs from using Google docs but, as this has been developed by writers specifically for collaborative writing I think this will be of interest to Learning Developers

Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:05 PM

This looks to be another collaboration site that follows the footsteps of Titan Pad, Type With Me, Zoho, and Google Docs.  

 

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Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:46 PM

good tool

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How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic

How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic | MILS | Scoop.it
Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.

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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:27 PM

An article on the use of blogging to motivate students to write. 

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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:49 AM

Reflection is vital for students in IB programs, blogging provides that platform for them to be open with themselves about what they are learning and how it impacts them as individuals. 

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3D relationships on 2D surfaces

3D relationships on 2D surfaces | MILS | Scoop.it

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espaciosalternativos's comment, September 11, 2013 1:27 PM
http://cargocollective.com/alvinaronson/Orange-Peel-Map
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 11, 2013 2:00 PM
Africa is often misrepresented see a good map here http://www.mapsofworld.com/africa/
Makenna Jordan's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:07 AM

I think the idea of drawing a map on an orange is so clever because it really shows us that it's basuically impossible to take an image from a round spherical shape and transform it into the same exact thing on a 2D surface 

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Animoby - Create Presentations, Tutorials and Animations

Animoby - Create Presentations, Tutorials and Animations | MILS | Scoop.it
Animoby is a new way of doing presentations, tutorials and animations, with pictures, drawings and even audio. Show and explain with the speed and agility you want.

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Agora Abierta's comment, September 24, 2013 3:51 AM
I use some similar tool: educreations
Agora Abierta's comment, September 24, 2013 3:51 AM
I use so similar tool: educreations
Anisa Dedej's curator insight, September 29, 2013 5:51 AM

Animoby. Creare presentazioni, tutorial e animazioni

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How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic | MILS | Scoop.it
You can actually use Instragram in the classroom and library. Here are a few simple ways that should help you start trying something new!

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Souad Slaoui's comment, September 3, 2013 6:09 AM
I wonder about the use of this digital technique at universities in developing countries? , what is the state of art, the challenges and prospects?
Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:36 AM

Always looking for ways to use technology that kids relate to!

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The Cost of Cuts: When we lose librarians, it’s the kids who suffer most | SLJ

The Cost of Cuts: When we lose librarians, it’s the kids who suffer most | SLJ | MILS | Scoop.it

When our schools cut librarians to save dollars, a critical contributor to student learning exits the building. And kids lose out.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, May 29, 2013 9:30 AM
Well said Mayra!
Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, May 29, 2013 9:55 AM
One, or several, SCHOOL librarian / Teacher librarian makes really a difference, for he/she/they reaches every teacher and every student..and sometimes even more :)
Mayra.Loves.Books's comment, May 29, 2013 7:48 PM
Thanks!
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Summer iPad Lesson iDeas

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"I'm hoping to teach these ideas to my students this school year as well as help other teachers feel comfortable teaching them to their students through iPad workshops at conferences and via invites for district PD."


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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning

Keynote speech by David Lankes, with excellent examples of what school librarians do, and why.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:29 AM

Saved for viewing later.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:04 PM

Very good lecture on the role of teacher librarians as facilitators of learning.

Donna Presz's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:53 AM

Thank you for making this simple.