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10 Useful Common Core Resources For Elementary Teachers

10 Useful Common Core Resources For Elementary Teachers | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
There are a lot of Common Core resources being used this year. Here are some of an elementary teacher's favorites that she wanted to share.
The post 10 Useful Common Core Resources For Elementary Teachers appeared first on Edudemic.
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Common Core is here and with them plenty of support from enterprising and hard-working teachers everywhere. Share and lighten the load.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein

We do not need to teac
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Some tried and true apps featured here but new ones are here as well. When we overlook creativity - or devalue it - we shortchange our children.

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5 Handpicked Websites For Teachers To Download Free Educational Clipart

5 Handpicked Websites For Teachers To Download Free Educational Clipart | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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Educators are always looking for clipart for their daily projects. Give these a try. Always searching the web for things to make your job easier, more fun, and productive. Please subscribe to my Scoop.it! curation and stay connected.

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Zaption - Making Video Interactive

Zaption - Making Video Interactive | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

Zaption, a San Francisco based tech startup, is revolutionizing online video for education. Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.


Via Baiba Svenca
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Added feedback in comments but active learning is always a plus and this tool promotes that beautifully and easily.

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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:05 PM

The teacher can add questions, quizzes, text, polls to the video and involve students in interactive learning experience.

You get a free 30-days trial period to explore the tool.

Marisa Conde's curator insight, September 15, 2013 1:50 PM

#herramientasVE

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Allows you to take a YouTube or other video and create an interactive lesson from it. Free for one month, but then over $600 a year if you want to use with up to 200 students.

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A Focus on Distraction

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Does distraction matter — do interruptions make us dumber?
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Multi-tasking is robbing us not only of our focus but our health, success, and at times, our sanity. In light of this study, perhaps we see evidence that the adage "less is more" remains the absolute truth. One student at a time....

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4 Easy Steps To Teach What Matters Most | Purpo...

4 Easy Steps To Teach What Matters Most | Purpo... | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education We have all said it and we have all heard it: there’s just no time to slow down and [fill in the blank], I have so much to cover… This, despite the...
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Learn the author's definition of necessary "white space" in your teaching syllabus and when included, he shares with us: "Suddenly, teachers feel freed up from an unthinking march, regardless of degree of student achievement." Don't miss reading!

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What's So Funny About Teaching

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Mark Phillips is a columnist for the Marin Independent Journal and the The Answer Sheet.
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Phillips strikes a nerve - and a funny bone - in relating what we need more of in education. Enjoy this one - there is insight hidden in the lines.

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Engaging Students with Fun Teaching Tools that Keep Their Attention - The Teaching Box

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Engaging Students with Fun Teaching Tools that Keep Their Attention http://t.co/VG8G4Ac05y
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The author is right on in saying TeachHub is an excellent resource.

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35 Useful Apps And Web Tools For Math Teachers - Edudemic

35 Useful Apps And Web Tools For Math Teachers - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Great web tools for math teachers are hard to find. Until now! This set of resources is built by a math teacher, for math teachers.
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Math teachers, don't miss this article. You will find at least one you can use.

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Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

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A backwoodsman went to a home improvement store and purchased a chainsaw to replace an old, worn-out saw.
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Students profess to "know" all about the Internet and its tech tools, but are we sure they do? Don't take it for granted.

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Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic /@BerriePelser

Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic /@BerriePelser | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows

Via WordPress SEO & Social Media, ManufacturingStories, Dennis T OConnor
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I like an infographic that tells me why I have an addiction ;-)

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2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:39 AM

The ability to create a picture board of your services seems to be catching steam, are you part of the craze?

Philippe Trebaul's comment, September 8, 2013 6:09 AM
Thank you rim for this great infographic. I've rescoped it. You're great! :) Philippe
Nataliasterns's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:08 PM

buen título para una noticia o un artículo

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What is Instructional Design?

http://www.franklin.edu/msdegreeidpt Dr. Gardner explains what instructional design is and describes several important aspects of instructional design. (what is instructional design?
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Strong design undergirds strong teaching and learning.

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How Educators Can Make Time for Professional & Personal Development

How Educators Can Make Time for Professional & Personal Development | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
What better time than the week after Labor Day, the traditional back-to-school kick-off, for educators to embrace opportunities for professional and personal development (PD). Though for some just ...
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Don't make personal professional development and learning the last choice - it needs to be the first choice if you aren't going to be left behind in this fast-paced era.

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Scoot & Doodle

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A new tool and one worth taking a look at. There's a gallery so you can get a sense of what this can offer you and your students. Take a look.

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Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference

Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our ...

Via Beth Dichter
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A reminder all educators need. On those long days, print and tape on the wall or inside your planning book.

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Tiziana Rosanna Iozzi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:37 AM

Un insegnante ha il ruolo di un mentore, è un modello, sa aiutare i ragazzi nelle difficoltà e li incoraggia a seguire i loro sogni... A chi di voi è capitata la fortuna di conoscerne almeno uno/a nella vita?

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:56 PM

I had the opportunity to tell my first grade teacher thank you 5 years ago. She actually had kept my first grade picture all these years. My teachers were great and school was my favorite place and I excelled there. So thanks to all the teachers that I did not get to thank. :-)

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:22 PM

There are days when we ask ourselves why we teach...and this infographic shares lots of reasons for why we teach and how we impact our students...so as a visual to share, or one to look at you when you need some building up.

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Edthena - Better Coaching for Teachers Using Technology - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Edthena - Better Coaching for Teachers Using Technology - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Edthena is an online platform that brings observation and feedback online using recorded video and specialized collaboration tools.
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This looks promising for early years of teacher mentoring as licensure in many states has become progressive. It will allow mentoring teachers to give virtual feedback.

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The Unofficial Dalai Lama Guide To Online Teaching - Edudemic

The Unofficial Dalai Lama Guide To Online Teaching - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
The teachings of the Dalai Lama are as important as ever when it comes to online learning and online teaching.
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This is hands down the most on-target article about what the focus has become in online learning versus what it should be that I feel like Liz Falconer and I might have been siblings in another life. Please read - you won't be sorry. And note at the bottom that she is offering a class on this in late October.

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How to Build Your Digital Footprint

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Extract from an article by : Dan Schawbel  A lot of marketing strategies that work for big companies can also work for smaller companies and freelancers. In today’s world, everyone has to be a world-class marketer in order to stand out and achieve...
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If you are trying to develop a presence online, this article is simple and direct. Educators, you can do this!

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3 Questions Content Producers Must Answer

3 Questions Content Producers Must Answer | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Have you ever read a non-fiction book that was so poorly structured that you couldn't finish it, because you were constantly confused about what you were su (3 Questions Content Producers Must Answer: http://t.co/N2kzH7xTOn)...
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Important distinction highlighted here: "Good teachers can show up and wing it; great teachers plan their students’ journey and stay on track."

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WHY DO TEACHERS NEED To Have EXPERIENCE?

WHY DO TEACHERS NEED To Have EXPERIENCE? | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Research about teacher turnover and teacher experience produces the following unsurprising conclusions: Teacher turnover has negative consequences on student achievement, and more experienced...
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This information doesn't surprise me. How about you? Read and consider.

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Eaa Learning Foundation: Tools for Writing

Eaa Learning Foundation: Tools for Writing | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Tools for #Writing

http://t.co/ih3jqewMT5

#education #learning #teaching #writing #amwriting #specialeducation #amediting
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Helpful information here for Special Education teaches who work with ADHD in particular. 

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5 Simple Ways to Ensure Your Students are Learning

5 Simple Ways to Ensure Your Students are Learning | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
A teacher’s primary responsibility is to cause students to learn. Here are some simple ways to ensure that your students are learning.
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Important to review the real steps needed to insure learning. It just can't be taken for granted. Check and re-check.

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This is a fascinating article and timeline for where education is headed. Educators, you simply must read.

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Teaching Naked, Part 1

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I had my students fill out mid-semester evaluations last fall.  No big deal, just answer these four questions: 1) What am I doing to help you learn? 2) What could I be doing better to help you lear...
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We need to ask - often - and then we need to listen and act on the feedback. Evaluations and feedback need to inform our teaching methods.

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The Instructional Design Process

There are a number of instructional design models but most of these models contain the following five essential phases in the acronym ADDIE, which stands for...
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Foundational information as you design course content.

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