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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

So how are we doing on the push to teach “digital literacy” across the K12 school spectrum? From my perspective as a school-based technology coach and history teacher, I’d say not as well as we might wish – in part because our traditional approach to curriculum and instruction wants to sort everything into its place.

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Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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Deb's Public Diigo Library

Deb's Public Diigo Library | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Diigo - what I use in conjunction with ScoopIt! Over 3,500 bookmarked ed tech resources organized in over 350 categories.

 

It's my behind the scenes space where I save, tag and annotate digital resources relating to ed tech and K-12 education.

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21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary -

21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary - | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters? 

 In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing. Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive lite
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10 Reasons Why You Should Get Into a Flipped Class

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Into a Flipped Class | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Are flipped classrooms generally easier, harder, different than what you’re used to, or just a trend? I am sure the short of what you are wondering is: “I’m used to lecture, should I run for the hills?” Here are 10 reasons why students should actually be excited if they get a professor who is using flipped methods and how learners might even benefit by seeking those classes, and teachers, out.

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Literacy in the Digital Age

Literacy in the Digital Age | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

I have identified thirteen literacies that our students need to become well-rounded 21st-century citizens. These literacies are not taught as separate literacies but are taught across the content areas.

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Competency Based Learning: How Flipped Mastery Makes CBL Possible

Competency Based Learning: How Flipped Mastery Makes CBL Possible | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

What's the difference between the "flipped model" and "flipped master model" of teaching and how does it relate to competency based education? I want to learn more!

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Click to Spin - A Fun and Free Random Name Picker

Click to Spin - A Fun and Free Random Name Picker | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

What K-12 teacher can't use this at some point in the year?

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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Note taking skills are essential for the modern student. Here are some tips, videos, and strategies for teaching note taking skills to the modern student.
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Yup... students need to be taught how to be effective notetakers whether they technology or not.

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Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology

Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
What exactly do the Common Core standards say about technology?
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A Great Tool For Planning Global & Collaborative Project-Based Learning -

STEAM, English Language Arts, and Social Studies are among the core-curricular skills students practice within the larger context of cultural investigations on topics such as what it’s like to grow up in Turkey or Cambodia, the causes and effects of poverty globally, and how recipes from Spain, Russia, Holland and the American South reflect regional beliefs and customs.

 

ePals Experiences are designed to inspire, challenge and empower kids by opening their minds to new understandings and points of view,” says  Cricket Media CEO, Katya Andresen. “When they collaborate on language learning or other activities with peers in places like Thailand or Argentina, these personal connections foster the global awareness and empathy called for in the 21st century.”

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The periodic table of education technology - Daily Genius

The periodic table of education technology - Daily Genius | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

We had a crazy idea over the weekend here at Daily Genius. What if we organized all the top education technology tools into a simple graphic? Then we took it a step further by identifying some of the best ways to organize data into a single visual. What better way to do that than by taking a page from the Periodic Table of the Elements? So we set out to identify the top edtech tools and conferences and then figured out which categories they all fit into.

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Now THIS is uber cool....

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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it


Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away. 

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12 Of The Best Math Apps For Kids

12 Of The Best Math Apps For Kids | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

We created a collection of 12 of the best math apps for kids–specifically, elementary school students. We focused on the kinds of apps that introduce students to concepts, as well as those that let students practice and progress. Better yet, many are adaptive learning apps, adjusting in difficulty to meet an individual student at their level. Some (e.g., ProdigyGame) also feature dashboards as well for both teachers and students track progress over time.

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Will technology replace teachers?

Will technology replace teachers? | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Will technology replace teachers? There are some ways that technology can replace teachers and other ways that technology will never be able to. Here's how.
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54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students -

54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students - | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom has continued to enjoy momentum years after its introduction, speaking to its flexible nature, and to the need for a real change in thinking in how we think of time and space in education. 

Teachers have taken advantage of not just video channels like YouTube but a collective video literacy to realize the potential of flipping the classroom. Students are comfortable viewing videos, and teachers are more and more able to quickly create, edit, and distribute video content.

Below is a list 54 flipped classrooms tools for teachers and students–both equally important because in a flipped classroom, both teachers and students are consistently interacting with technology, often independently and asynchronously. Let us know in the comments if there’s a great tool you think that needs added to the list.
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Five Ways to Motivate Unprepared Students in the Flipped Classroom

Five Ways to Motivate Unprepared Students in the Flipped Classroom | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom relies heavily on students coming to class ready to engage in the learning activities. But what if they don't do their preclass work?
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Informative article however the image is flakey in so many different ways.
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Ten Guidelines for Using Twitter With Elementary Students

Ten Guidelines for Using Twitter With Elementary Students | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Guidelines for using Twitter with elementary students.
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20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading

20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
As anyone with a toddler knows, iPads are addictive for children. They seem to have some sort of special radar that lets them know when an iDevice i
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How to Blur Faces & Objects in YouTube Videos

How to Blur Faces & Objects in YouTube Videos | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Sharing video highlights of school events can be a great way to build community interest in the good things that are happening in your school. The challenge that many teachers and administrators run into is making sure that the privacy requests of parents are honored.


In the past YouTube offered an automatic face blurring tool, but it was a bit crude as it blurred all faces including those that you might want to show like your own. This week YouTube introduced a better object and face blurring tool. In the YouTube video editor you can now select which faces and objects you want to blur in your videos.

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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching

How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Padlet is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. This classroom how-to guide for Padlet will get you started creating pages and using it with students.
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On of my favorite classroom tools. You can use it with any subject, any grade level, it's easy to use, easy to learn, and it's free!

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On of my favorite classroom tools. You can use it with any subject, any grade level, it's easy to use, easy to learn, and it's free!

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On of my favorite classroom tools. You can use it with any subject, any grade level, it's easy to use, easy to learn, and it's free!

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A great tool for online learning.  This allows students to interact and learn from each other.  Students can attach video as well. 
 
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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Google Classroom helps teachers manage student work in Google. More than 100 resources for educators about classroom, docs, spreadsheets, forms and more.
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12 Awesome Edtech Apps

12 Awesome Edtech Apps | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
An edtech teaching toolkit should include reliable tools for your needs and circumstances. Whether that includes Kahoot!, Screencast-O-Matic, or Scratch, it's ultimately about your teacher-student relationship.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Have You Tried Kahoot's Ghost Mode?

Free Technology for Teachers: Have You Tried Kahoot's Ghost Mode? | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

The buzz coming out of the Tech Share Live session at FETC today was all about the "ghost mode" in Kahoot. Kahoot's ghost mode essentially gives students the opportunity to play a Kahoot review game against themselves. In ghost mode students measure their progress against themselves.

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Love this! The idea is to "compete" with yourself to earn a better score.

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50 EdTech, Innovation in Education and STEAM Blogs That Teachers Need to Bookmark

50 EdTech, Innovation in Education and STEAM Blogs That Teachers Need to Bookmark | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Subscribe to relevant blogs in your RSS reader (my fave is Feedly). Then bookmark articles you want to keep using Diigo (and don't forget you can tag, highlight and annotate the article).

 

Best. Practice. Ever.

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Edtech Resolutions for the New (School) Year

Edtech Resolutions for the New (School) Year | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
As teachers using technology, what kind of New Year's resolution should we be attempting? Here's some edtech advice from some folks worth listening to.
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Math is Fun! Yup, it really is!

Math is Fun! Yup, it really is! | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Math explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, quizzes, worksheets and a forum. For K-12 kids, teachers and parents.
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Fun place to spend some online time for students, parents AND teachers!

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Top 10 Education Tweets of October @coolcatteacher

Top 10 Education Tweets of October @coolcatteacher | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
The top education tweets in October have been about Kid President, growth mindset, and how much teachers matter. The top education tweets in October 2015.
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