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Five-Minute Film Festival: Ten Sources for Free Lesson Planshttp://www.edutopia.org/images/blogs/beats/FiveMinFilmFestImage.gif

Five-Minute Film Festival: Ten Sources for Free Lesson Planshttp://www.edutopia.org/images/blogs/beats/FiveMinFilmFestImage.gif | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
Exploring free lesson planning resources can be overwhelming. Some are extremely useful, and others not so much. Here, VideoAmy shares a list of 10 of her favorite lesson planning tools available, as well as a playlist of videos to help teachers utilize them.
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Curriculum-sharing websites can be a fantastic way to collect materials and best practices beyond the four walls of your classroom. When Vanessa Vega wrote her popular post "A Primer on Curriculum-Sharing Sites" a few years ago, the landscape was a little less crowded -- and a little less complex. The Common Core has added a new layer to the planning process for many teachers, and with countless sites that house giant collections of dubious quality, looking for teaching materials online is a bit of a needle-in-a-haystack proposition. So how do you cut through the noise to find the best?

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Finding and Using Media on Your Blog - Part 2

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Finding and Using Media on Your Blog - Part 2 | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
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In part one of this series I shared some ideas for creating a gallery of media to use in your classroom blog posts. If you don't have the time or opportunity to create your own media for blog posts then you should look for media that is in the public domain.

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Don’t Believe the Hype – 10 Persistent Cancer Myths Debunked | I Fucking Love Science

Don’t Believe the Hype – 10 Persistent Cancer Myths Debunked | I Fucking Love Science | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
Note: The content of this article was written by Oliver Childs and Kat Arney as a blog entry for Cancer Research UK. The link to the original entry was shared on the IFLS Facebook page, but (true to IFLS form) their servers crashed from the traffic. It is being rehosted here with permission. Though my name is at the top of this article, I did not play any role in creating the content. Enjoy! -Lisa 
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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Good Online Tools for Creating Mind Maps

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Good Online Tools for Creating Mind Maps | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
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Creating mind maps or webs is one of my favorite ways to organize ideas and information. I've often had my students create mind maps as an exercise in making visual connections between important concepts, events, and people in a unit of study. The following free tools offer good options for creating mind maps online. 

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4 Ways To Easily Create Amazing Photo & Movie Slideshows With Music

4 Ways To Easily Create Amazing Photo & Movie Slideshows With Music | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
Get creative. You spend all that time taking little videos and photos of everything you do, just to leave them electronically rotting on your hard drive. What a waste! Or worse still, you subject the family to agonisingly boring slideshows. Stop that, stop it now -- get creative! Here’s how. Stupeflix Stupeflix remains my firm…
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Interactives . Dynamic Earth . Intro

Interactives . Dynamic Earth . Intro | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it

 



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The earth — think it's solid as a rock?Our planet might seem fixed and rigid, but a closer look reveals that it is constantly shifting under our feet. 

Delve into the earth's interior, learn about its tectonic plates and their movements, and discover how mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes are formed.
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635 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.

635 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
Watch 635 quality movies online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries showcasing the talent of our greatest actors, actresses and directors.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
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This afternoon through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I received a request for some free whiteboard apps. All of the following seven tools can be used to draw and type on a whiteboard in your browser. With the exception of PixiClip all of these tools can be used collaboratively for brainstorming sessions. While PixiClip doesn't allow for collaboration it does have a voice-over capability.

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Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
Google today launched a new online education tool called Oppia, currently an open source project with the goal of making it easy for anyone to create onlin
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10 Items That Can Make Your Classroom More Inclusive

10 Items That Can Make Your Classroom More Inclusive | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
Inclusive education is largely based on an attitude towards educating students with special needs. Essentially, it does not differentiate between students who are typically developing and students ...
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6 Online Rubric Makers Worth Trying - Edudemic

6 Online Rubric Makers Worth Trying - Edudemic | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
Online rubric makers can make rubric creation pretty simple, so we’ve collected a few sites that offers online rubric makers (some of them are free) that can help you out in your classroom.
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Using Google Drive in the Classroom

Using Google Drive in the Classroom | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
 
I was not introduced to Google Drive until I entered the blogging world, and I have realized that I was missing out on a wonderful free resource for teachers! When school started this year, it became apparent in my building that very few people knew what Google Drive was. Some teachers are still only using it for things that they absolutely ha...
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Finding and Using Media on Your Blog - Part 1

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Finding and Using Media on Your Blog - Part 1 | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
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A blog can get boring after a while if paragraphs of text is all that ever gets posted to it. More importantly, your students will get bored posting to a blog if all they’re ever asked to do is write on it. To draw more attention to blog posts, to make them more interesting, to get students excited about posting to a blog, and to spark students into discussion use interesting pictures, videos, and audio files. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Finding and Using Media on Your Blog - Part 3

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Finding and Using Media on Your Blog - Part 3 | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
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In part one of this series I shared some resources for creating a gallery of media to use in your classroom blog. In part two I shared some places where you can find public domain media to use in your blog posts. In this third and final post in the series we'll take a look at Creative Commons and Fair Use of media in blog posts.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Helpful Google Forms Tutorials for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Helpful Google Forms Tutorials for Teachers | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it

Google Forms and Google Sheets can be very useful for collecting all kinds of information from students and others. Three of the most common uses of Google Forms and Sheets in schools are creating quizzes, conducting surveys, and organizing workflow. The following videos, screenshots, and links will help you learn how to use Google Forms and Sheets in your classroom.

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7 Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic

7 Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
There are a boatload of awesome Google tools that we use every day. And they’re free, too, which tends to be a big winner for teachers and students. Free is probably the number one reason for giving Google’s tools a try – you haven’t lost anything but a bit of time if you decide you …
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5 Ways To Delete A File In Use In Windows

5 Ways To Delete A File In Use In Windows | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
Windows Explorer thinks the file you're trying to delete is still open, but it's not? This commonly happens with video files that were played back in Windows Media Player but it can happen with any other file, too. The file is either running in the background or it wasn't closed properly. You can even run…
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Sexism in schools 'holding female teachers back from becoming heads'

Sexism in schools 'holding female teachers back from becoming heads' | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
Labour's Tristram Hunt urges school governors to 'uphold their moral and legal duties' as proportion of female heads has fallen
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Free Technology for Teachers: GE Teach Version 5 - A Good Resource for Teaching With Google Earth

Free Technology for Teachers: GE Teach Version 5 - A Good Resource for Teaching With Google Earth | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
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A couple of years ago I introduced some of you toGE Teach developed by Josh Williams. Recently, GE Teach was updated again. The latest version provides some helpful options for changing views while retaining the original intent of the site. GE Teach is built around the Google Earth browser plug-in. The purpose of the site is to help teachers develop lessons in which students explore spatial distributions. Watch the video below for a tour of the new GE Teach features.

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ALFIE KOHN: "Η ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΜΑΘΗΣΗ ΑΠΑΙΤΕΙ ΧΡΟΝΟ" - YouTube

Εκπαιδευτική Λέσχη: http://www.e-lesxi.gr διαδικτυακό περιοδικό για την κριτική παιδαγωγική και την κοινωνική χειραφέτηση Φεβρουάριος 2014. ALFIE KOHN: "Η ΠΡ...
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«Είστε καλά ή να βάλω τις φωνές;»

«Είστε καλά ή να βάλω τις φωνές;» | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
«Είστε καλά ή να βάλω τις φωνές;» Ο Γιαννάκης άκουγε αυτά τα λόγια μικρός στο χωριό και ήξερε ότι η μητέρα του ετοιμαζόταν να φωνάξει γιατρό ή βοήθεια αν τα παιδιά δεν ήταν καλά. Η Ελενίτσα άκουγε ...

Via sofilab, EiriniKaragiorgaki
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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by chrisbb@prodigy.net As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really wa...
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Google Lat Long: Expanding our Map Maker community in Southern and Eastern Europe

Google Lat Long: Expanding our Map Maker community in Southern and Eastern Europe | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
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Maps are no longer static paper records, but living, breathing representations of our world. Places around us are constantly changing — while mountains don’t move, roads are rerouted, homes are built, shops open and close. And oftentimes the best way to keep Google Maps fresh and up to date is by allowing anyone, anywhere with an Internet connection to contribute to the map using their knowledge of the areas they know best. So we’re delighted that Google Map Maker is now available for budding cartographers to edit our maps of Greece, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | newmedia_edu | Scoop.it
My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom. After the students left, she commented on how I asked the whole class a question, would wait just a few seconds, and then answer i
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