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5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club

5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model. With the addition of iPads, Google Apps, and other educational technology, the age of the “traditional” book club …

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There are exciting possibilities here for any level book club. With a first and foremost love for the written word, we need to be coming together virtually to have book discussions on a regular basis.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 27, 9:30 PM

Nice post detailing how-to conduct an online book club. 

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50 apps for the new school year | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

50 apps for productivity? Yes, you read that correctly. Learn how educators can leverage today's mobile devices through top-notch apps.
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So many good apps I didn't know which one to check out first. Worth the time to look through the list. Check it out!

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Technology Integration Matrix: Assess Yourself!

Technology Integration Matrix: Assess Yourself! | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
I came across this awesome matrix today and was excited about how I could use it to assess my own classroom and those of my colleagues around how effective our technology integration is.
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I agree - this is an excellent tool for educators to use to see where they stand as an active and transformational tech user.

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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students.
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I want to keep "Classroom" from Google Apps in front of teachers for consideration. The keys are usability and simplicity. A worthwhile place to spend some time checking it out.

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8 Metaphors for Understanding the Role of a Teacher

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8 Metaphors for Understanding the Role of a Teacher
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These are accurate and give food for thought about what educators do daily and instinctively. Which role do you assume most often? Read, absorb, and enjoy!

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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I guarantee this will provide educators with ways they haven't considered to use Pinterest in the classroom, in planning, and for professional development and collaboration. Check it out!

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 6:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 3:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

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Back 2 School 2014 - Symbaloo EDU

Back 2 School 2014 - Symbaloo EDU | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
It’s back! We are bringing you the best of edtech for our Back 2 School Promotion! SymbalooEDU along with partners VocabularySpellingCity, McGraw-Hill Education, MyCognition, Volunteer Spot and Gynzy are bringing free and valuable educational resources to begin the school year with. This Back 2 School promotion will run from August 4, 2014 until September 15,…
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Teachers - check out these freebies and trial offers. Some great tools from new and well-known companies. Don't you just love finding new things to make your job easier and more engaging? I do!

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10 Rules for An Effective Virtual Workplace and Remote Collaboration

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Collaborating in a virtual workplace is difficult. To help improve the collaboration on your remote team, we've come up with 10 rules to guide your efforts.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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I agree with Dennis O'Connor - I've been in a virtual work space for over a decade and for much of the time, it was trial and error. Take a shortcut to how to collaborate with ease and skill. Read on!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 23, 12:09 PM

I like these tips.  They make sense and they will make your 'presence' known if you telecommute to work. 


I telecommuted to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora for 8 years. It was a great job with a fantastic team. Much of what is presented in this article I learned the hard way. Save yourself time, and be a telecommuting wizard! Check it out!

Pamela Schield's curator insight, July 31, 12:23 PM

Informative  article  on how to improve the customizable,  transformative, and collaborative environment. 

Donella Marie Muzik's curator insight, August 6, 7:29 AM

Even in a "regular" workplace, these tips and tricks are useful to keep in mind. Asynchronous projects are here to stay, regardless of "local" vs. "remote" office status!

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10 Tips for Online Teaching | The Acclaim Blog ...

10 Tips for Online Teaching | The Acclaim Blog ... | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
“The Acclaim Blog highlights innovative educators who use fresh, engaging, and effective teaching methods to improve our education system and positively influence students' lives every single day.” (10 Tips for Online Teaching | The Acclaim Blog great...
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No matter how new or seasoned you are in virtual teaching and learning, the strongest resources are the educators already in the field. Network, learn, implement!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Popular Ed Te...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer on Keeping up with Ed Tech curated by WebTeachers (RT @WebTeachersUK: Have you seen: Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated...
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Usually good news when already popular tools undergo an update - I am really impressed by Kaizena, the add-in on Google Drive that allows for voice comments when reviewing documents. How meaningful! Lots of good information here - read on and share your thoughts!

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How Long Does it Take to Create Learning? (On Demand Corporate Training)

This deck contains research collected from 249 respondents about how long it takes to create different formats of learning including instructor-led training ma…

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As the excellence of and demand for instructional course design grows, the questions arise to determine the value of the work done by designers multiplied by the hours spent completing a contract. Excellent information!

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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 26, 1:48 AM

Useful stuff

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 26, 9:52 AM

Interesting study.  

Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 26, 6:54 PM

It's no wonder getting large scale eLearning in place is such a challenge. Should be considered by all the CEOs who expect it to "just happen"!

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Would You Create An Online Course? Here’s Why Some Do (And Some Don’t)

Would You Create An Online Course? Here’s Why Some Do (And Some Don’t) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
There are a ton of sites out there now for teachers to share lesson plans and resources. Sharing, at least in this case includes having access to platforms where you can both get and give content.
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It is no longer hard to do - creating course content online. Many sites offer free space to teachers for just this purpose. There is a right and a wrong way to create a quality course. If well done, it is a gift to learners.

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The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
July 25, 2014
Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped...
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The Flipped Classroom concept is here to stay and educators clearly need to be up-to-date with the most engaging tools to make that process easier. Read on - this will help.

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New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers

New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
July 23, 2014
Here is a new update for fans of Socrative. A few weeks ago Mastery Connect acquired Socrative but the good news is Socrative will still be free for all teachers. Subsequent to this new...
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"Free for teachers" always resonates and in this case, the tool Socrative deserves a closer look. Check out its capabilities and decide its usefulness in your classrooms.

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Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There

Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
To figure out how to get from here to there, eLearning professionals have to first understand where the "there" actually is. This list represents the newest and most important "rules" for eLearning today.
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This list of teaching and designing approaches are ever-changing and a beacon for what the future will bring in elearning. Critical to be in the know.

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20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students | Free Technology for Teachers

20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students | Free Technology for Teachers | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

This is Richard Byrne's updated list of  20 good online map creation tools for students and teachers.


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Teaching geography and maps, then check out these online tools. There will be a perfect one for your needs. Enjoy!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 19, 4:44 PM

These are excellent resources for your teaching and learning environments.

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5 Tips to Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom - eLearning Industry

5 Tips to Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom - eLearning Industry | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
How To Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom. 5 Tips to Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Mostly directed at those who are creating course content, but relevant for those who want to offer targeted and engaging supplemental content as well. A quick but important read - enjoy!

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10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students

10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
1) Hemingway Editor This is a free Web-based app that lets you paste in your writing to be analyzed and edited for optimal readability. The app quickly ide

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Some new ones listed I hadn't heard of or used. I am off to try them out and you'll have some great new tools if you do too. Easily learned and creates the impact you want. Not just for teachers either. Enjoy!

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 17, 2:44 PM

Buenas herramientas.

ExamTime's comment, August 18, 1:35 AM
Have you tried out www.examtime.com? It's a free elearning site with Mind Maps, Flashcards, Study Planner and more tools which allow for collaboration, testing of knowledge and learning in a fun, creative way.
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Have you tried out www.examtime.com? It's a free elearning site with Mind Maps, Flashcards, Study Planner and more tools which allow for collaboration, testing of knowledge and learning in a fun, creative way.
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Jennifer Valley: Free (or cheaper) eLearning Tools

Jennifer Valley: Free (or cheaper) eLearning Tools | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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An Amazing collection of "you don't want to miss" sites - the image and icon lists are priceless and only a portion of the resources listed.. Check it out!

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List of eLearning Twitter Hashtags - eLearning Industry

List of eLearning Twitter Hashtags - eLearning Industry | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a List of eLearning Twitter Hashtags? Enjoy The eLearning Twitter Hashtags list and If I have missed an eLearning hashtag leave a comment.
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This is a list of updated hashtags to better connect you to the elearning sites, professionals, and more. I plan to get better connected - how about you? Enjoy!

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8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy - eLearning Industry

8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy - eLearning Industry | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
How can eLearning professionals take advantage of the opportunities that social learning offers? 8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy!
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This delivers an excellent focus on moving professional learning to social networks. As we face the new school year soon, remember to continue reading and learning and developing connections.

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ePortfolio Checklist for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

ePortfolio Checklist for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

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Keeping a current eportfolio is as challenging as preparing your tax information...if you aren't consistent, when it comes time to use it, your memory of dates and training events and pertinent facts has faded away. Maybe this checklist will be the key for you.

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What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator - Affordable Quality Writing

What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator - Affordable Quality Writing | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Traditional college instruction is part of a well-established tradition that has remained fairly unchanged over time. Becoming an instructor in this environment has meant conformity to teaching standards that have also remained fairly unchanged.
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If you are teaching online, this is a "must read." It is important to be established online, using tools and platforms to demonstrate expertise.

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Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says - Education Week News (blog)

Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says - Education Week News (blog) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
The Federalist Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says Education Week News (blog) A new report by the Center for American Progress argues that teachers not only have bad starting pay in many states, but also that...
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No surprises here.......

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Let education professionals handle teaching standards - The Daily Advertiser

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Let education professionals handle teaching standards
The Daily Advertiser
Concern is growing over a shift in educational decision-making that has left teachers and parents with little voice.
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Worthy of a read as the education world continues to make seismic shifts in policy, hiring, and content. Everyone deserves a voice.

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A Must Have Resource for Finding Educational Sites, Apps and Services

A Must Have Resource for Finding Educational Sites, Apps and Services | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
July 24, 2014
Graphite is one of the amazing platforms that connects teachers with technology. Graphite is a free website from Common Sense Media that  provides reviews of the latest exciting...
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It's been clear for a long time there are more quality innovations arriving daily than one teacher can possibly test and consider. Take a look at Graphite as a tool to assist with that process.

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