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Tech Learning : There’s an App for That

Tech Learning : There’s an App for That | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Wow, what next?  for teachers who believe in technology to assist in reaching more classrooms learning preferences this is a great visual matrix of apps that are available to connect cc with learning targets

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tom jackson's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:27 AM

Wow, what next?  for teachers who believe in technology to assist in reaching more classrooms learning preferences this is a great visual matrix of apps that are available to connect cc with learning targets

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Wow, what next?  for teachers who believe in technology to assist in reaching more classrooms learning preferences this is a great visual matrix of apps that are available to connect cc with learning targets

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12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes

12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free. Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications I collect after
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Share Image And PDF Presentations Online With SlideSnack | PowerPoint Presentation

Share Image And PDF Presentations Online With SlideSnack | PowerPoint Presentation | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
SlideSnack is a web service for sharing presentations online.
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Making + Playing + Understanding = Learning | DMLcentral

Making + Playing + Understanding = Learning | DMLcentral | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew to make a series of short films that explores the underlying thinking of our six principles of connected learning: interests, peers, youth as producers, networks, shared purpose and academics.
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Creative Educator - Foundations for Independent Thinking

Creative Educator - Foundations for Independent Thinking | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Give students an assignment that encourages higher-level thinking and the opportunity for “data dumping” (copying and pasting) is almost nonexistent.
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No data dumping allowed!  Are our students "copying" or "constructing" their latest research report.  There is a significant difference.  the first does not stimulate any thought of meaning to the learner, the second requires analysis and synthesis of a new crfeation of learning.  Liz Allen shares insight into this construction versus copying concept.

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Creative Educator - Less Us, More Them

Creative Educator - Less Us, More Them | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Dr. Gary Stager explains how “Less Us, More Them” (LUMT) raises expectations and standards in our classrooms by granting more responsibility to the learner.
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Do you ever find yourself pausing a moment to wonder how can I create an activity that allows thw learners to embrace this knowledge without my explanantion? 

Dr. Stager explains it, when you are about to intervene on behalf of a teachable moment, pause and ask yourself, “Is there a way I can shift more agency to the learner?”

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Do you ever find yourself pausing a moment to wonder how can I create an activity that allows thw learners to embrace this knowledge without my explanantion? Dr. Stager explains it, when you are about to intervene on behalf of a teachable moment, pause and ask yourself, “Is there a way I can shift more agency to the learner?”

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The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012 | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012 | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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Larry Ferlazzo blogs and post about the best for 2012 for classroom use . . .

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30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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While change and embracing new concepts is not convenient, we must allow our students access to knowledge.  how creative are you willing to be for your students knowledge?

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- Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012

- Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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4 No-Cost Tools for Educators -- THE Journal

4 No-Cost Tools for Educators -- THE Journal | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Technology doesn't have to be expensive. Just ask John Kuglin, a long-time tech guru who shows educators how to tap into myriad free Web resources that can be used in and out of the classroom.
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""If it's free, it's for me" used jokingly when people stumble upon a great giveaway or no-cost item. But John Kuglin isn't joking when he says that motto goes a long way for teachers looking to integrate Web 2.0 technologies"

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Free Sound Effects - SoundGator

Free Sound Effects - SoundGator | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Free Sound Effects - Sound Effects - SoundGator
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Need sound effects for your or student projects, easy registration and a nice FREE collection of background sound effects.

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Need sound effects for your or student projects, easy registration and a nice FREE collection of background sound effects.

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3 Excellent Tools for Backchanneling in The Classroom

3 Excellent Tools for Backchanneling in The Classroom | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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Here are three ways to use an e-app to effectively create the safety of a Think-Pair-Share for students who are hestitant to speak out in the classroom. 

 

" . . . backchannel discussions with your students in the classroom has several advantages for their learning. Backchanneling allows those shy and reluctant students to participate and share their thoughts".

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tom jackson's curator insight, December 12, 2012 6:16 AM

These apps bring to mind the safety of classroom engagement when Think-Pair-Share is employed.  Very interesting way to encourage shy student participation.

 

 

backchannel discussions with your students in the classroom has several advantages for their learning. Backchanneling allows those shy and reluctant students to participate and share their thoughts. 

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Are you an innovative educator?

Are you an innovative educator? | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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consider how what you are doing is naking a contribuiton to the education of the current and subsequent generations of learners.  Now tell someone about it

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Simplebooklet

Simplebooklet | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Code free digital sliders and flip books. Publish everywhere.
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How to Make an Interactive Lesson Using Youtube | Knewton Blog

How to Make an Interactive Lesson Using Youtube | Knewton Blog | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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I have not investigated this yet, but with your assistance at our January seminar, I'd like you to suggest ways toimplement this in your classrooms

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Class Charts

Class Charts | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it

This is a superb classroom management tool where you can track the behaviour of your class and keep them motivated. Simply click on the child and assign them a positive or negative behaviour point. You can also track their reading and spelling ages and make your own customised data set. Use this information to help you arrange the children within your class. You can have multiple classes on your teacher's account and you can share data with colleagues using different accounts. The data is encrypted to ensure data security. The system works on the majority of web enabled devices.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Management+%26+Rewards

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Welcome to Digital Storyteller

Welcome to Digital Storyteller | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Digital Storyteller is a Web-based tool that offers teachers and students frictionless access to digital images and materials that enable them to construct compelling personal narratives.
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Image how your students will engage in creating a storyline with the additional visual and audion features available.

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Creative Educator - Creative Personalized Learning

Creative Educator - Creative Personalized Learning | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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How do you personalize the assessment experience?  While we recognize the differences in student preference especially in how they inform us on what they know, in what ways do we allow this to happen on a daily basis?  Several interesting demonstrations are included in the article by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey

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how do you personalize the assessment experience?  While we recognize the differences in student preference especially in how they inform us on what they know, in what ways do we allow this to happen on a daily basis?  Several interesting demonstrations are included in the article by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey

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Annenberg Learner Interactives -- Volcanoes - Introduction

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volcanoes lesson from anneberg learners

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Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs

Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Edutopia is pleased to premiere the first blog in a new series
designed to showcase compelling examples of how students are
developing 21st century skills through a deeper-level of learning.
Through
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6 Useful Apps to Create Short Movie

6 Useful Apps to Create Short Movie | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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More and more evidence of what students are capable of is being required.  Research informs us that video capture is not only evidence but excellent for student reflection.  Here are six tools that foster easy video production

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tom jackson's curator insight, December 16, 2012 7:20 AM

More and more evidence of what students are capable of is being required.  Research informs us that video capture is not only evidence but excellent for student reflection.  Here are six tools that foster easy video production

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Whiteboards for Dummies | Scholastic.com

Whiteboards for Dummies | Scholastic.com | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Go beyond the same six tricks to maximize whiteboard use.
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High learner engagement and learning sustained oportunities occur  when teachers step out to professional develop themselves and the tools they use to teach . .  . read on!

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tom jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2012 4:21 AM

High learner engagement and learning sustained oportunities occur  when teachers step out to professional develop themselves and the tools they use to teach . .  . read on!

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High learner engagement and learning sustained oportunities occur  when teachers step out to professional develop themselves and the tools they use to teach . .  . read on!

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What Would Maria Montessori Say About the iPad? | Children's Technology Review

What Would Maria Montessori Say About the iPad? | Children's Technology Review | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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the author provides interesting educative thoughts on how Montessori would view iPad use including its didactic delivery to the opportunity of the plethora of availabe apps.

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tom jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2012 6:22 AM

the author provides interesting educative thoughts on how Montessori would view iPad use including its didactic delivery to the opportunity of the plethora of availabe apps.

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Using Collectably

Using Collectably
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A frequent proble for me is recalling which flash drive holds the file I need, or I value a web resource or an article but don't have the time to ivest in it right now.  Here's an easy to use way to select, collect, and organize information for review and or use later.

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tom jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2012 6:12 AM

A frequent proble for me is recalling which flash drive holds the file I need, or I value a web resource or an article but don't have the time to ivest in it right now.  Here's an easy to use way to select, collect, and organize information for review and or use later.

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- 45+ Teacher Recommended Educational Apps

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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many of these apps are well known to individual teachers, however, a revisit to them is worthwhile now as you may have an opportunity at the holiday to select one or two your like to learn more about for use in your classroom.

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tom jackson's curator insight, December 12, 2012 6:10 AM

many of these apps are well known to individual teachers, however, a revisit to them is worthwhile now as you may have an opportunity at the holiday to select one or two your like to learn more about for use in your classroom.