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I'm Delighted to be a Scoop.it Specialist!

Scoop .it Specialist #curatethecurators. Http://scoop.it/u/wiredinstructor
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Via Dennis T OConnor
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Dennis O'Connor has been paving the way in content curation for educators, myself included. Thanks!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 3, 2013 11:47 AM

For several months I've been working with Scoop.it and a great group of Curators to offer feedback and suggestions on the new Scoop.it release.  I'm delighted with the result and honored to be part of the Scoop.it Specialists team.  


(Special thanks to Ally Greer for the t-Shirt!) 

Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 3, 2013 1:18 PM
I love this picture: thanks for sharing Dennis!
Lynne Kemmer's comment, October 15, 2013 1:37 PM
We are, too!!
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Where to Work in Education

Where to Work in Education | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
There are many jobs to choose from within education, and a deep need for excellent people. This guide to the (not always simple) landscape of education careers should help you navigate the field and find the place where you fit best.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Check it out, all!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:36 PM

I was born to teach. That's just what I did for 25 years in public school classrooms. When the flame flickered and I felt the burnout I switched to online teaching, research, and a dash of entreprenuership.  I'm an educator for ever. This article will help those of you looking for your place in the picture. 

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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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The 6 Best Books on Writing

The 6 Best Books on Writing | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
When you're low on inspiration, confused, or just procrastinating, writers' guides can be your salvation. Here are six books on writing we turn to again and again (and a few of them are on sale through 9/30!

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Natalie Goldberg has a series of books, all of which are foundational and supportive and easily read. Check out this list - the reading (and writing) is good. Share!

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

Via Karen Bonanno, Dennis T OConnor
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Let's help our students not only do it better, but become the best researchers possible.

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:01 PM

Indeed, students do turn to Google first. Teacher Librarians however, need to be directing students to other suitable search engines for their research.

kathyvsr's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:28 AM

Essential questions are explored.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:41 PM
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A nice blend of different levels for student engagement.

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Twiducate - Social Networking & Media For Schools :: Education 2.0

Twiducate - Social Networking & Media For Schools :: Education 2.0 | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
A social networking site for schools. Share links, resources, questions, ideas, reflections, etc. with your students. Best of all, it is free!
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New tools are promoted daily. It is an exciting time to teach. Check it out!

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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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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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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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There are some creative and interesting uses for this web tool. The earlier we get children writing, the stronger their skills will be. Check it out and share!

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Sharilee Swaity's comment, September 29, 2013 2:25 PM
I just signed up for this tool, for my class. I love that it is another way to get students writing, and that it is interactive and a medium they can relate to!
Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, September 29, 2013 2:29 PM

Blogging for student can be a neat way to do journals in your classroom.  I just signed up for KidBlog for my class, and am looking forward to trying this out. 

Maryalice Leister's comment, September 29, 2013 2:33 PM
Thanks for letting me know - I see great value in this. If it gets children writing and loving the process, it's a win-win.
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10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Expert advice on how to change the minds of kids who hate to read.
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Invaluable insight from a company we have come to trust for all things literary. Thank you, Scholastic! Please read and share forward. @scholastic

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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]
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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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Constitute - the World's Constitutions

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Browse countries and constitutions and compare. This is an amazing collection and resource. Share! https://www.constituteproject.org/

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5 Free Online Courses Designed For Teachers - Edudemic

5 Free Online Courses Designed For Teachers - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
We're all looking to boost our skills a bit. Especially if we're teachers looking to take advantage of new resources. These free online courses are worth trying.
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Once again, Edudemic gives us quality information for a variety of innovative and quality experiences to underscore best practices. Don't miss the course on Accountable Talk - excellent tool.

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Online Teaching Conference 2014 - San Diego, June 20-21, 2014

Online Teaching Conference 2014 - San Diego, June 20-21, 2014 | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
The Online Teaching Conference 2013 will be held June 19, 20, & 21 at Long Beach City College, CA.
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Good reason to visit the West Coast! Check it put!
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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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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!

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


Via Nik Peachey, Iñaki Murua, juandoming, Minter Dial, Dennis T OConnor
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Writing teachers need to change. What has always worked no longer does the job and we underserve students if teachers don't change. This complete study and guide can help.

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom

50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
50 Ideas For Using Skype in Your Classroom
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Don't miss #42 to 50 which lists the tools connected to Skype which can make all the events and creative lessons work. As always, the word "free" for educators is always a plus. Enjoy and share!

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Jacqueline Lledo's curator insight, March 13, 11:23 AM

In the 21st century the classroom is progressing quickly.  Technology is very important and helpful in the classroom.  This article helps to give collaborate ideas on how Skype can be used in the classroom.  One awesome idea is to meet with other classrooms around the world on Skype.  This can also be a great resource when having PBL in the classroom.  Another tool Skype allows a classroom to use is having interviews with experts that they may not have the chance to do without Skype.  This again helps promote and support PBL. 

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SchoolsWorld

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Jump in and see what this site has to offer. "Free" is good!

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100 Free Writing Prompts for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

100 Free Writing Prompts for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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Simple but useful - this app can help you out when students say: I don't know what to write about! Please try and share - let me know what you think!

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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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ADRIFT: Create your own Interactive Fiction

ADRIFT: Create your own Interactive Fiction | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Create your own Interactive Fiction with this free, easy to use application for Windows.
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Are you constantly inventing games for your students, often working hours to create it from scratch? Check this out - it looks promising and has that magic word attached: free. Share and let me know!

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13 Great Twitter Chats Every Educator Should Check Out -- THE Journal

13 Great Twitter Chats Every Educator Should Check Out -- THE Journal | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
With hundreds of education-focused Twitter chats popping up across the globe, it can be tough for educators to get started. Here's the skinny on the what, when, and where of the best chats, and a few simple ways you can join the conversation.
Maryalice Leister's insight:

Twitter is more than just a place to message one another or your favorite celebrity or politician.  For educators, there are chats on all types of relevant topics. Once you are involved, the things you learn, the people you connect with, and the excitement of talking to people doing what you do every day in places like Japan or England or Hawaii will keep you coming back again and again. Why not consider lurking a few times to get the hang of it?

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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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Fall Online Teacher Camp in 3D GameLab

Gamification, Minecraft, Virtual Goods and Economies, Transition to Quest-Based Learning and more!
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Check out this wonderful opportunity!

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