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Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation

Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
One of the most common complaints I hear from teachers, administrators, and staff working in public schools is something along the lines of, "I don't feel appreciated." I'd like to propose that by sim...
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Foundational and critical. Too many educators feel undervalued and showing genuine gratitude, while simplistic, is truly key. The gratitude shown or given must be meaningful to the recipient, not necessarily the giver. It can change everything - and has - when consistently delivered with sincerity.

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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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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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Fixing the Bugs: Teaching Kids to Code on a Zero-Dollar Budget - EdSurge

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Fixing the Bugs: Teaching Kids to Code on a Zero-Dollar Budget
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When it comes to teaching students to code, finding cheap or free software isn't the problem.
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Teaching kids to code is all the buzz right now, as it should be. This bears consideration, especially with the knowledge that budget constraints are often the deal-breaker. Time to take a look at how to get it done.

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A round-up of interactive video options

A round-up of interactive video options | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

"We take for granted that we can interact with text, but up until recently it’s been a challenge to interact (read/write/talk) with media...

Being able to interact with video allows us to personalize video-based instruction, by leading learners to the segment of video we like them to watch, by adding voice-overs, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, references, pauses. It also allows learners to create video with even more depth and features and can the interaction can be used to support media literacy learning."


Via Beth Dichter
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There are just too many excellent ideas and tools to single out which one is the best. Check these out and see how they can easily make your teaching move to the next level. 

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 22, 10:36 AM

Met meer mogelijkheden tot interactie met video's krijg je betere en persoonlijker betrokkenheid bij de inhoud. Door audio of voice-over toe te voegen of notities, kaarten enzovoort. Dat werkt natuurlijk prima in onderwijs of instructievideo's. 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 22, 9:51 PM

A good overview on the available tools to make video interactive.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, Today, 7:38 AM
  • Created for educators, EDpuzzle allows teachers to set up classes, to assign specific video lessons and to engage students in creating their own video lessons.  Analytics share which students watch, when they last watched, and whether they watched at home or at school.
  •  Mozilla PopcornMaker is a powerful multiple-layer video editor that invites users to remix videos to include pop-ups, text boxes, images, maps (even in streetview), as well as Wikipedia articles that continue to update.
  • ThingLink for video,  looks so promising.
  • eduCanon is an interactive learning platform into which teachers may embed questions and any html object.  
  • TED-Ed lessons offer educators the opportunity to customize a TED video to meet their specific instructional needs.
  • Write-on Video is an iPad app that allows users to annotate and animate videos and pictures, by arranging the elements into storyboards and slideshows enhanced by free-hand drawing, text boxes, stamps, and sound clips.
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Certificate Magic - Free certificate generator

Certificate Magic - Free certificate generator | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
With Certificate Magic you can create your own printable personalized certificates for free, in seconds.

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Online teachers, remember to create it, do the pdf conversion, and email it....even with all our modern innovations, nothing motivates like one-to-one recognition. Five minutes spent yields weeks of on-task excitement.

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, June 17, 10:37 AM

molto semplice da utilizzare, non richiede registrazione, utile in ambito didattico se si utilizza un approccio stile gamification basato su premi, riconoscimenti, badge

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Infographic

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Infographic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. …

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I like this take on the issue. Since we have moved teaching skills online, educators are charged with the same level of role modeling as they do on the ground in brick and mortar. In fact, it is even more critical to help young people understand the risks.

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Jun Kim's curator insight, June 12, 11:05 PM

Making technology invisible.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 13, 10:29 PM

I really like this infographic. Are you a digitally competent teacher?

Kimberly House's curator insight, June 24, 4:50 PM

Good one to remind teachers that they are more competent with digital tools than they realise! If you can shop online, you can teach online! :-)

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Classkick for instant student feedback

Classkick for instant student feedback | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Give students more feedback than ever! Classkick lets teachers see their
students' work instantly and respond quickly. Class Kick.

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The tools just get better and better. So many to experience, so little time! Have fun - summer is a good time to play around with new ideas.

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Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, June 12, 5:02 AM

This looks like a nice tool

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Online Collaboration Tools by Robin Good

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Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration

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Assembled here are the myriad of possibilities for creating and continuing those priceless online conversations and collaborations. The content has been assembled by Robin Good, one of the foremost content curators online. Explore and enjoy!

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Robin Good's comment, May 31, 1:50 AM
Thank you Ana Cristina for sharing my work. Much appreciated indeed.
Annelie Medoc's curator insight, May 31, 2:23 AM

Oj, en sån massa verktyg att använda.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 31, 3:24 AM
You're most welcome Robin! As always, a great compilation of collaborative tools for everyone.
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Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive

Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
May 28, 2014
One of the best tools teachers can use to give both audio and textual feedback on students Google documents is called Kaizena. I have featured this tool in several posts in the past and...
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Don't miss the capability of Google Drive to enhance your interactions with students. Save or share so you have it in your toolbox for the upcoming school year. Ease of use makes this a winner!

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A Wonderful Google Tip to Help Students Search for Materials Appropriate to Their Reading Levels

A Wonderful Google Tip to Help Students Search for Materials Appropriate to Their Reading Levels | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
May 29, 2014
Today I want to share with you a quick Google search tip that many of our students overlook and which can help them a lot in the enhancement of their reading skills. This tip is about...
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I didn't know this - and my guess is you didn't either. Check this out for the students in your care and for your own children.

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Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

What this means is that if last night in the privacy of your own home and from your own computer, you were visiting some potentially embarrassing websites (porn, stalk-your-ex.com, Sarah Palin fansites, WebMD's "What that weird rash might be", or whatever), a record of this activity will appear on your school computer when you access your browser the next morning.


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For those of us who spend much time online both in the privacy of our homes and at work, this article bears thoughtful consideration.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 25, 5:02 PM

Never pass up a chance to gain a bit of wisdom from Doug Johnson. This is good information for students, teachers, anyone.

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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.

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Not only does the infographic explain clearly how graphics are categorized and attributed, but at the bottom of the information you'll find a valuable bibliography. Thanks, Dennis O'Connor, for the share!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 3, 10:20 PM

Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

Lisa Norris's curator insight, June 3, 10:36 PM

Post this on your makerspace walls.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 6, 11:36 AM

Thank you for this TERRIFIC resource!!!

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Your home for online learning.

Your home for online learning. | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Just checked out the list of more than 8,000 courses and they are indeed diverse, hosted on highly-rated platforms like Coursera and Udemy, and most appear to be free. Signing into one to give it a test run - check it out!

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90+ MOOCs Coming Up in the Month of June - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

90+ MOOCs Coming Up in the Month of June - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
This is a list of 90+ MOOCs that are coming up in June 2014.
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The rapid expansion of MOOCs is an exciting development and there are many on this list which are innovative. Free education, often taught by the best. My recommendation? Always grab a chance to check them 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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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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A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools - Education Week News (blog)

A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools - Education Week News (blog) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools Education Week News (blog) A Johns Hopkins University professor argues in a Forbes magazine piece that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and...
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This caught my eye. What say you, my Math educator colleagues? Read the blog and see if you agree. Thought-provoking conversation.

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Introducing the Motion Book Tool

Get started creating your story for free at create.madefire.com

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This new tool has some fascinating implications and capabilities but most important, it is fun! Check it out!

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Slides – Create and share presentations online

Slides – Create and share presentations online | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing presentations. The Slides editor is available right in your browser. Unlike traditional presentation software, like PowerPoint, there's no need to download anything.

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There is always a plus to creating and housing presentations online. Slides is one of several online sites with no need to install software. Check it out.

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Understanding Cheating in Online Courses - CUW Online Learning

Understanding Cheating in Online Courses - CUW Online Learning | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Live Events, Twitter Feeds, Chat Rooms, and other resources for the Understanding Cheating in Online Courses MOOC (Massively Open Online Course)

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Cheating in online coursework remains a hot topic. Take another look at the issue here.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 10, 1:52 AM

Clever Mooc Style open course on cheating in the online environment. All course modules are open and available to you. 


The hastag for this course is #cheatmooc .  Clever, and provocative; can you cheat your way through a mooc? Why would you? What would be gained?  Lots to think about here.

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Clever and Leading Online Learning Providers Declare End to Usernames and Passwords in the Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Clever and Leading Online Learning Providers Declare End to Usernames and Passwords in the Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Instant Login, an innovative new technology that lets teachers and students access all of their learning software with just one click – abolishing the need for separate usernames and passwords.
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One of the newest cutting edge concepts to release wasted time in classrooms and unify the log in process for students. I want to keep an eye on this trend. How will this work with database and software securities and compromised personal accounts? Have we licked the problem? Stay informed!

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When College Isn't Worth It - NPR (blog)

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NPR (blog)
When College Isn't Worth It
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Well, we here at NPR Ed thought we'd play the skeptic and ask: When is college not worth it? Because, lo and behold, sometimes it isn't.
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Heresy or truth? What do you think?

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Anatomy of The 21st Century Classroom

Anatomy of The 21st Century Classroom | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
May 29, 2014
As a doctoral researcher in the field of emerging literacies, I view the affordances brought about by the integration of digital technologies in education as a major game changer in the...
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Another conversation about how today's technologies are truly the game-changers in education.

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What Students Will Learn In The Future

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What Students Will Learn In The Future by Terry Heick A lot is implied in the content areas we choose to disperse the world through. That’s essentially what classes and content areas are–perspectives to make...
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Education is changing - nothing new about that trend. What is new is how it is changing and the topics that will garner our children's attention in the years and decades to come.

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Book creation is only as far away as your ipad or tablet. This tech world just keeps getting better and better!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 1:10 PM

Several of these cost, but some are free. I like Story Creator and it is free.

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, May 29, 6:45 PM

I've been looking for some recommendations on book apps for ages - here are 15!

CanopéTUIC02's curator insight, June 12, 2:50 PM

Voilà de quoi créer de belles histoires pour tous les âges.

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12 Free and Low-Cost Tools to Create Pinterest Graphics

12 Free and Low-Cost Tools to Create Pinterest Graphics | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
You don't need to be a PhotoShop wiz to create great graphics for your business. Here are 12 free/low-cost tools to create Pinterest graphics.

Via Julia Campbell
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Free is always a magical word for educators looking to create and shine!

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The Internet in Real-Time: How Quickly Data is Generated

The Internet in Real-Time: How Quickly Data is Generated | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.

Via Beth Dichter
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This graphic is an excellent discussion catalyst when talking about how far and fast information travels.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 27, 7:07 PM

Check out this interactive visualization and see how quickly data is being generated online. You may want to snap some screen shots and have your students determine how quickly Twitter accounts are created, hours of YouTube videos are uploaded, items are purchased from Amazon and much more. A total of 23 sources are being updated second by second.