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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.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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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, 2014 5:02 AM

This looks like a nice tool

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Online Collaboration Tools by Robin Good

Online Collaboration Tools by Robin Good | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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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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Annelie Medoc's curator insight, May 31, 2014 2:23 AM

Oj, en sån massa verktyg att använda.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 31, 2014 3:24 AM
You're most welcome Robin! As always, a great compilation of collaborative tools for everyone.
Kirschty Birt's curator insight, May 11, 2016 7:41 PM
Collaboration is the new buzz word.
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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, 2014 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.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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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, 2014 10:20 PM

Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

Lisa Norris's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:36 PM

Post this on your makerspace walls.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 6, 2014 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.
Maryalice Leister's insight:

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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My Life In 20 Lines - a simple storytelling activity

My Life In 20 Lines - a simple storytelling activity | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Here's a simple idea for practicing the past simple with lower level students. I got it from Quora, a website that allows its users to ask and answer each other questions. Unlike other similar site...

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Check out Quora, all. This is indeed an excellent exercise and I agree with Dennis O'Connor - would make a wonderful online icebreaker for a digital classroom. Exciting!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 20, 2014 6:42 PM

I'm considering this for an online icebreaker. I have no doubt it would make a great writing course activity!

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …

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Teachers accept the responsibility for instilling digital literacy in their students of any age. It is not a skill young people should attempt to learn on their own as it is more complicated than it appears.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 22, 2014 9:37 PM

What are the 8 key elements of digital literacy? According to Doug Belshaw, who works with the Mozilla Foundation and has written his dissertation on digital literacies are:

* Cultural

* Cognitive

* Constructive

* Communicative

* Confident

* Creative

* Critical

* Civic

The post includes short definitions for each and you may watch Belshaw at a TEDx Conference on this topic.

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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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Maryalice Leister's insight:

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 28, 2014 12:30 AM

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

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Should schools do more to protect teachers from cyberbulling?

Should schools do more to protect teachers from cyberbulling? | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Research shows that a fifth of teachers have received online abuse from pupils or their parents. Sarah Marsh explores what support is available (Should schools do more to protect teachers from cyberbulling?
Maryalice Leister's insight:

Has this happened to you? To a colleague? Time to be informed so all are prepared to address the issue when and if it happens.

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5 powerful tools for classroom document sharing...

5 powerful tools for classroom document sharing... | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Having a digital classroom means a few different things: 1. You have less stacks of paper 2. It is (generally) easier to keep track of student work 3. “The dog ate my homework” isn’t a viable excuse anymore 4.
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Less paper, more live trees - the benefits go on and on. Check out some of the most current tools in the field.

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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.
Maryalice Leister's insight:

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)

When College Isn't Worth It - NPR (blog) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
NPR (blog)
When College Isn't Worth It
NPR (blog)
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

What Students Will Learn In The Future | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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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Maryalice Leister's insight:

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, 2014 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, 2014 6:45 PM

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

CanopéTUIC02's curator insight, June 12, 2014 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
Maryalice Leister's insight:

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, 2014 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.

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ChatterPix - Add voice to images

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Get ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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I just know there are people out there who will take this idea and run with it....the digital world continues to underscore our playful and creative selves. Have fun!

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 23, 2014 8:55 AM

It's free! They also have an app for kids 13 and under. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-kids-by-duck-duck/id734046126?mt=8  It's free too!

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, May 24, 2014 8:04 AM

Looks great for getting kids to present reviews of work

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 10:26 PM

I know a teacher at NVES who has used this tool with her kids on numerous projects. 

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Sharing Best Practices in Professional Development for Successful Online Teachers

Sharing Best Practices in Professional Development for Successful Online Teachers | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Teachers Need  Appropriate Professional Development as They Embrace the use of Online and Hybrid Learning.

Just as in traditional classes, good online courses require good teachers, but they need to be specifically trained to be the best possible online teachers that they can be.


Via Dennis T OConnor
Maryalice Leister's insight:

As a trainer for online teachers, I couldn't agree more. While many foundational skills carry over, the methodology is very different and failure to learn how to "do it right" could mean disastrous results and disillusionment in the process.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 21, 2014 1:24 AM

Understanding how to teach (and learn) online has become an essential skill for classroom teachers venturing into blended classroom designs. 


Interested in learning how to teach online? Join us at UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) - Certificate Program. We're veterans at this kind of professional development. 

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A Social Media Manager's Guide to Pinterest

A Social Media Manager's Guide to Pinterest | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
As a social media manager myself, I know how different Pinterest is from other social media platforms.
 Are you still a little confused on how to get the most out of Pinterest for the larger brand(s) you manage? Depending on your brand’s Pinterest account’s current “level,” you can follow this guide for helpful tips and tricks catered to your following and experience.

Via Kelly Lieberman
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Don't overlook Pinterest as an easy way to gather useful information into a easily accessed format for students and colleagues. It can become a conversation of sorts with others who have the same passion.

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10 Blended Learning Trends

10 Blended Learning Trends | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Blended learning can tick a lot of boxes for a lot of different teachers who teach in potentially quite different scenarios.
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Is blended learning a "one size fits all" environment and configuration? The response is varied.

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30 trends in Education Technology for 2015 | EF...

30 trends in Education Technology for 2015 | EF... | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology? iPads are still the standard but other platforms are making headway. That should be fun to watch over the next 3-5 years.
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Can you say you know where education and technology is going over the next two years? If not, let's change that and get better informed so we can form our own educated opinion.

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