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Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"I am not sure how familiar you are with these videos but all of them are really popular and have been making rounds online. Have a look at them below and if you cant watch them now make sure to bookmark them for later, you should not miss them. I would also love to hear your feedback, share with us your thoughts and responses in the comment form below . Enjoy"

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5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News - NPR

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News - NPR | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom.

Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can't determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach media literacy has gained new momentum. The study showed that while students absorb media constantly, they often lack the critical thinking skills needed to tell fake news from the real stuff.

Teachers are taking up the challenge to change that. NPR Ed put out a social media call asking how educators are teaching fake news and media literacy, and we got a lot of responses. Here's a sampling from around the country:
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8 Teacher Hacks For Classroom Organization - SimpleK12

8 Teacher Hacks For Classroom Organization - SimpleK12 | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Classroom organization is important for every teacher.  But staying organized in your classroom isn’t always easy.  Enter: Teacher Hacks.

Teacher hacks are simple ideas on how to repurpose something ordinary, into something extraordinary for your classroom.  These fun teacher hacks are all designed for classroom organization.   These classroom organization teacher hacks are fun, easy, and can make life a whole lot easier.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, Today, 12:21 PM

Although I can't STAND the overuse of the word HACKS! This is a good article! We all have file cabinets just sitting there looking stupid!

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K-12 Blueprint - tools, research, devices, best practices and more to support effective EdTech projects

K-12 Blueprint - tools, research, devices, best practices and more to support effective EdTech projects | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
K12Blueprint is a great, free resource for technology in education. There are toolkits with information and resources for developing and deploying technology initiatives, information on choosing the right device for your schools, software and apps, curriculum, news, research, and blogs from educators and edtech leaders. The information and resources are timely, relevant and easy to use.
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How To Get Into Inquiry-Based Learning: Part 3 – 5 Skills to Become an Inquiry Teacher - Ontario Science Centre

Incorporate Inquiry-Based Learning into your Classroom. Start with this short four part video series. (Version française: https://goo.gl/fkRRea) PART 1

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Popular Culture Shed - The Mathematics Shed @grahamandre

Popular Culture Shed - The Mathematics Shed @grahamandre | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Children need a hook to get them interested in a subject and maths is no different. Children love computer games and films so if you could hook children using this medium and help children to learn then why not use it. This shed will be full of maths resources and videos linked with popular culture.
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, Today, 8:02 AM
It is worth the time for math teachers and or math dept members to check these out. To me I see the value of making the connections but I cannot judge the true value.
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50 MORE Ways to Integrate Technology - Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow

50 MORE Ways to Integrate Technology - Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
RT @christinamlad: https://t.co/mSs9uNwN1i Love finding sites that provide so many great technology tools! @mgcjusa #TEC207

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Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning

Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
The first year that Meyer Elementary School had a technology teacher, they focused on learning basic computer skills and tools, such as email, apps, and programs. Student learning of technology skills was disconnected from what they were learning in other classes.

This year, Meyer's technology instructor teaches tech through various content areas, presenting technology use as something purposeful, connected to their learning, and relevant to real-world situations.

"When they have a contextual tie to what they're doing in class, it lends validity," says Jeff Dahl, Meyer's technology teacher. "I can take those opportunities, teach them a tool, and hit content information at the same time."
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How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading

How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
 According to the Scholastic survey, three-quarters of parents reported wishing their kids read more for fun. But how exactly do parents do that?

Though there may not be a single secret, there are evidence-based things families can do to encourage kids to read outside of efforts made at school, said University of Virginia psychology professor Daniel Willingham, author of Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do. And the first one is tweaking the reasons behind wanting kids to read in the first place.

Willingham wants parents to re-imagine the act of reading as having less to do with school and more with a life well-lived. Instead of telling kids that reading books will help them get good grades or find a good career, he said, make reading part of a larger family value: loving to learn.

“Reading is part of a broader context of values that parents communicate to children,” Willingham said. “These are families who value learning new things. And not just in the context of school.”

When learning about the world through books becomes a family value instead of a school responsibility, parents are no longer seen as enforcers: instead they’re the enjoyers, Willingham suggests. Kids may then absorb the values message, ‘reading is important to who we are; reading is what we do.’

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 13, 12:51 AM
'Reading is about a life well lived and less about grades'
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20 Sites With Free Images for Your Blog or Social Media Posts

20 Sites With Free Images for Your Blog or Social Media Posts | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
A list of handy resources for making your blog or Twitter feed look great, at absolutely no cost.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 11, 10:20 AM

Who doesn't love FREE Images!? Great source!

David Alexander's curator insight, February 12, 6:20 AM
Sermons have to engage the eyes to engage the heart and mind.
Paul's curator insight, February 12, 12:19 PM

always need these

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27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers [Infographic]

27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers [Infographic] | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic featuring 27 cool presentation tips for students who want to wow the class on presentation day.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 11, 11:24 AM
I like the graphic for student use and you must explore the presentation suggestions. Go beyond Power Point and check out a couple for both student and your use.
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Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons

Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Dr. Brené Brown has become famous for her speaking and writing about vulnerability, worthiness, shame and the other important emotions running underneath daily life all the time. One theme she returns to over and over is the importance of cultivating empathy, a very different reaction than sympathy.

Dr. Brown says empathy consists of four qualities: the ability to take the perspective of another person, staying away from judgment, recognizing emotion in others, and communicating it. She defines empathy as “feeling with people,” and notes that it’s a “vulnerable choice” because it requires a person to tap into something personal that identifies with the struggle of another.
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 9, 11:41 AM
I recommend that you watch/listen to this just for your own understaning of empathy. We often use the term so it is important that we understand what it is and how it differs from sympathy. If we are expected to teach it then we must fully understand and be a person who can express and show empathy to others.
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5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch while you’re at the gym

5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch while you’re at the gym | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Happy New Year from TED-Ed! If you resolved to exercise more this year, then you’ll love this playlist of original animated videos, curated just for you. Behold, 5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch while you’re at the gym:
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28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month | Scholastic

28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month | Scholastic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Celebrate Black History Month with these twenty-eight ideas, one for each day of February, that recognize the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans in the United States.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 6, 6:18 AM

Great ideas here!

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The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It - @Edutopia

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It - @Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Thanks to the wonders of neuroplasticity, adolescents are primed to improve their performance in school—and beyond. Here’s how to help.
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Destructive Reading & Writing #KidsDeserveIt

Destructive Reading & Writing #KidsDeserveIt | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
As the principal of an elementary campus, we’ve done after school detention as a form of punishment for students.  The whole concept of “you wasted your class time with poor choices, so I’m going to waste your time after school”.  When we started this consequence, we always had them write sentences.  For whatever reason we had this notion that making a child write “I will make better choices” would actually influence them on a deeper level.  What were we thinking!?!?

After having some of my writing teachers come to me concerned that this consequence was building a dislike for writing in students, I took a step back to reflect.  And those teachers were so right.  We WERE building an atmosphere of “writing = punishment”.  As a teacher I even remember “making” students read when the class was behaving poorly.

I guess it’s like they say, the first step to moving forward is understanding.  After realizing what we were doing to our students I knew I had to figure something else out as a punishment.
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Useful Resources On “Fake News,” Including An NPR Story Highlighting My Lesson @larryferlazzo

Useful Resources On “Fake News,” Including An NPR Story Highlighting My Lesson @larryferlazzo | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
I have a very extensive collection of resources on teaching fake news at The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More, including the lesson plan I wrote for Th…

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Google Activities for the Elementary Classroom and Ways to Distribute Them

Google Activities for the Elementary Classroom and Ways to Distribute Them | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
This is a list of my Google digital activities that can be used in the elementary classroom. Disperse to your students via Google Classroom, Google Drive Shared Folder, your Learning Platform, etc..

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20+ Websites Every Apple Fan Must Bookmark

20+ Websites Every Apple Fan Must Bookmark | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Are you passionate about Apple? Luckily there's no shortage of online blogs, message boards, or Apple-related resources to scratch the itch.

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26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow

26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"With so many classroom research studies published daily, you can be forgiven for missing some. The techniques below are super-tactical and, for the most part, unsung strategies that you’ll be excited to try tomorrow.


Just remember two things. First, there are always limitations and nuances in research, so we suggest you click the links and dig deeper into the studies. Second, studies are just words without you—your application and adaptations give them power.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 16, 2:44 PM
With the right match with to a teacher, I can see some of these strategies gaining great success.
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Formative Assessment with 30hands Digital Storytelling Tool - Class Tech Tips

Formative Assessment with 30hands Digital Storytelling Tool - Class Tech Tips | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
How does the 30hands digital storytelling tool connect to formative assessment?The team at 30hands Storytelling believes in the power of creativity.

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http://www.purevolume.com/listeners/DoveNobel/posts/6019733/How+to+Solve+HP+Scanner+Common+Issues+
Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, February 16, 3:00 AM
Benieuwd wie hier mee aan de slag gaat (of er al mee bezig is). De beschrijving laat alvast vermoeden dat er veel evaluatieve kansen ontstaan. 
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 17, 1:22 AM
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21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever @ajjuliani

21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever @ajjuliani | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Seth Godin recently wrote an article, “Let’s Stop Calling Them Soft Skills“, in which he describes five categories of skills that we all look for in colleagues, employees, and students–yet, don’t seem to value over other content and standardized skills. What I love about Seth’s view is that it is one outside of education. He has created businesses, written books, designed products, and even started his own aMBA school. 


Seth believes these so-called “soft skills” are more important now than ever before.These skills shared above are important. They’ve always been important. However, maybe now more than ever before. In a world that is quickly changing, we need to continue refocus our why on giving students the skills and knowledge to actively learn and pursue their interests, passions, and dreams.

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Lesson Plans & Activities

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Take your students on the farm-to-table journey with these educator resources designed to help you teach your students about the production process of fresh foods, and how eggs make their way from the farm to their breakfast table.


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Lisa Foster's curator insight, February 11, 11:39 PM

Great resources for Year 4 unit on Food Miles

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10 TED Talks for Educators in 2017  - @Edudemic

10 TED Talks for Educators in 2017  - @Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
In search of inspiration or hard-won strategies for improving student learning? A 10-minute video may hold some answers for educators. TED Talks are short, informative, and often eye-opening talks given by leaders in their fields addressing all kinds of challenges. Many TED Talks are given by leading educators, or at least have important messages related to the field of education. Get fired up about teaching in the following 10 recent TED Talks for educators, posted in 2015 and 2016:
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Introducing The FMS Manipulative Skill Posters

Introducing The FMS Manipulative Skill Posters | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
For years now, I’ve been on a mission to make my physical education lessons as visually pleasing as possible. I’ve always liked making “pretty yet functional” resources for my students in order to help them better understand the concepts, skills and tactics we learn and develop in class.

That being said, there has been a resource that I have been trying to perfect for years now. It’s gone through several iterations, some ok and some terrible. However, I finally came up with the design that I have been trying to get out of my head and into print ever since I started teaching at the elementary level! Today I am ready to start sharing it with you.
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Hearts and Minds: Picture books that strengthen social emotional learning

Hearts and Minds: Picture books that strengthen social emotional learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Many of the foundational skills associated with social emotional learning (SEL; see our feature on p. 22), such as the ability to identify and process emotions, being aware of oneself and others, controlling impulses, appreciating and embracing different perspectives, demonstrating empathy, building relationships, and making good decisions, are developed in the first years—during preschool and the early elementary grades. The following list is a sampling of titles ideal for starting conversations about SEL topics and themes.
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 6, 8:51 AM
I have used a couple of these and I recommend you consider some for your classroom library and SEL lessons.m