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Sixty inspiring examples of Twitter in the classroom - OnlineUniversities.com

Sixty inspiring examples of Twitter in the classroom - OnlineUniversities.com | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

"Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool ..."

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Via Sabrina, Leona Ungerer
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Afraid of Twitter? Not sure how to use it, understand it, participate? I was too - but you don't need to be. Read on!

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Sabrina's curator insight, July 18, 5:10 PM

Twitter is microblogging so technically it fits on a scoop about blogging in education.  This blog has some wonderful ideas on how to use microblogging in your classroom.  Might be able to extend the idea to include full blogging.

Sabrina's curator insight, July 18, 5:11 PM

Wonderful ideas for using Twitter in the classroom.

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The 10 Modern Teaching Skills - ExamTime

The 10 Modern Teaching Skills - ExamTime | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Improve your Teaching Skills with 10 tips for modern teachers. This post outlines the skills teachers need when teaching the new generation of students.
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Online teachers need to pay particular attention to #7 through 10. Reflection, planning, and action to improve what you know and are doing onlne are critical.

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School Libraries Boost Student Literacy, Australian Survey Finds

School Libraries Boost Student Literacy, Australian Survey Finds | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
The 2013 Australian School Library Survey, conducted by Softlink on behalf of Australia's school library associations, has again revealed a positive relationship between a school’s literacy results and its library’s resourcing levels, the company...
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How many times do we need to present positive evidence such as this before we stop shooting ourselves in the foot and closing libraries? Thousands of children would never touch a book if not for a library and as someone who found solace and friendship in books, the educational world needs to take note.

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Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic

Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
At some point in my life, a few years back, Facebook became much less....interesting to me. Much less cool, even. I thought it was me. I assumed I was getting old and that my friends, acquaintances, and I were just doing less interesting stuff.
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Light-hearted look at the world of social media from the two sides most important to us as educators. Enjoy and share with a smile!

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3 Nondigital Ways to Become a Connected Educator

3 Nondigital Ways to Become a Connected Educator | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Engaging with educators through Twitter, blogs and other forms of social media is one way to connect, but it is not the only way.
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Excellent reminders about how to connect and learn onthe ground instead of thinking it only happens online. Great quick read. Share!

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy. (Updated 10/2013)
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Excellent resources here for helping young people with digital responsibility. Adults need to read and review as well. The issues transcend age.

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Homework as Practice

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Homework as Practice
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Lots of controversy happening out there in "education land" in regard to homework assignments. Stay current with the conversations going on and let me know what you think. Share!

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MeeGenius!

The #1 app for children's books. Featuring award winning authors and read along technology.
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Free is always good and MeeGenius is certainly no exception. Check it out - it has much to offer our young readers.

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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic |...

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic |... | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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So much easier to look to others to assist teachers in teaching,

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The 27 Characteristics Of Highly Effective Teachers - Edudemic

The 27 Characteristics Of Highly Effective Teachers - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Quite simply, there are some important characteristics of highly effective teachers that you should check out and brush up on during your vacation or even while still in the front of the class.
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I agree with Edudemic and Jeff Dunn that these are brief but powerful bits of wisdom from the blog, An Ethical Island. Pause for reflection - it is worth it. Share!

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Convergence Training | Blog: What Is SCORM?

Convergence Training | Blog: What Is SCORM? | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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If this term confuses you, read about it here and learn what it means for portability of teaching modules. Share!

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The First Tweets Of Some Of Twitter’s Most Influential Users [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

The First Tweets Of Some Of Twitter’s Most Influential Users [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
The First Tweets Of Some Of Twitter’s Most Influential Users [INFOGRAPHIC]
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This is a good reminder of how far our messages can go - and how long they last.

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Connected Educator Month Book Club–2013

Connected Educator Month Book Club–2013 | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
What: Four books and their authors share insights and push your thinking around the content. When: A new book launches each week in the month of October. Where: In a cool new CEM educational community called edConnectr.
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This is an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues and the book authors to gain a deeper understanding into the topics presented each week, And at the end, if you participation has been consistent, you will receive a certificate and online badge for your portfolio. Check with your PD representative to see what kind of CEUs might be given (don't assume). But this one is worth it....check it out!

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:27 AM

This is an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues and the book authors to gain a deeper understanding into the topics presented each week, And at the end, if you participation has been consistent, you will receive a certificate and online badge for your portfolio. Check with your PD representative to see what kind of CEUs might be given (don't assume). But this one is worth it....check it out!

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How are progressive teachers using technology? - Forbes

How are progressive teachers using technology? - Forbes | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

"I am a progressive teacher who uses a variety of strategies in my classroom to engage students in learning and to help them take ownership in their learning environment ..."

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Via Leona Ungerer
Maryalice Leister's insight:

This article is jam-packed with information - do you use Doctopus, Goobric, Google Sheets and Forms, and NoRedInk.com? You need to read, save, and explore these options. Your students will thank you!

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5 Ways to Teach Gratitude in your Classroom #creativitymatters - Cool Cat Teacher Blog

5 Ways to Teach Gratitude in your Classroom #creativitymatters - Cool Cat Teacher Blog | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
November is an important month to teach and discuss gratitude in the classroom. Here are 5 lesson ideas to inspire and teach gratitude to students.
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The movement is on - be grateful every day in every way! #gratitude

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Expert-Level Social Media Shortcuts Worth Knowing - Edudemic

Expert-Level Social Media Shortcuts Worth Knowing - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Do you know how to play 'snake' in YouTube? Quickly DM someone on Twitter using keys? These social media shortcuts are a great set of time-saving tips!
Maryalice Leister's insight:

Okay, everyone, you are going to love this one. For all the hours spent on social media, these shortcuts could make it all so much easier (and fun). Don't miss the "snake" hint in the YouTube info if you wonder what the author means by fun. Enjoy and please share!

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What Teaching Teaches the Teacher

What Teaching Teaches the Teacher | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
I'm a special education teacher who thinks kids are the most important people on Earth, and that teachers and headmasters and principals and assistant principals -- as sneaky as they are -- are prett
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Thought-provoking - a must read!

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5 Time-Saving Tips for Online Instruction

5 Time-Saving Tips for Online Instruction | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Do you check your email before breakfast? Ever feel like your online class is taking over your life? Online instruction does operate at its own schedule, but the schedule should not control you.
Maryalice Leister's insight:

Every teacher I know in online education and every other teacher who is considering teaching online needs to read these 5 recommendations. I firmly believe the single biggest drawback to the job is exhaustion and burnout if teachers are forced to corrupt their own priorities. Please read and share, share, share.....

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:35 AM

Every teacher I know in online education and every other teacher who is considering teaching online needs to read these 5 recommendations. I firmly believe the single biggest drawback to the job is exhaustion and burnout if teachers are forced to corrupt their own priorities. Please read and share, share, share.....

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Tao of the Sockless Floor

Tao of the Sockless Floor | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
High stakes testing is like saying to your child, “I want you to clean your room. But, at the very least, I want you to pick up your socks.” For twenty years we’ve been teaching kids to pick up their socks.
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The wisdom and call to arms of this is critical to the change we need to see in education.This is a "must-read."

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How Do Teachers Take Out Time for Professional Development? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Do Teachers Take Out Time for Professional Development? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Here are some strategies that I’ve extracted from the educators and institutions who effectively save time for their professional development.
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Professional Development needs to be integral for educators, not an after-thought, and needs to include topics which enhance a teachers' credentials, not just meet a district's expectations or guidelines. Personal growth is equally as important as job structure. A thoughtful and exciting read for possibilities.

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.
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We can't be with children every Internet moment and so teaching them how to make positive and strong decisions is critical. Read on!

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10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping (RT @TeachThought: 10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping http://t.co/SEHOoVb8nO #teaching #edchat)...
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Educators need to constantly adopt new ideas for grouping students so young children achieve their potential.

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Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift

Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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Grab onto this - this capability was only for premium subscribers but has now been opened to all. Imagine the teaching possibilities! Check it out and share!

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A Short History Of Major Internet Milestones [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

A Short History Of Major Internet Milestones [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
A Short History Of Major Internet Milestones [INFOGRAPHIC]
Maryalice Leister's insight:

This infographic is fascinating. The first email was sent in 1971, before we ever knew it was out there and when I was still researching papers through library catalog cards. Enjoy!

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Explanation of Blended Learning Infographic~ Ed...

Explanation of Blended Learning Infographic~ Ed... | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Below is an interesting infographic I have just received from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning following the posting of : 4 great graphics on Blended Learning.

Via David W. Deeds, Jan Zanetis
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Continuing my love affair with infographics. - this is a clear vision of the definition of blended learning.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:23 AM

The great infographics just keep on comin'.

Jan Zanetis's curator insight, September 21, 2013 1:05 PM

This infographic makes a lot of sense. Blended is often so blurry in WHAT it IS!