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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Using Digital Media to Enhance Educational Transfer

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Using Digital Media to Enhance Educational Transfer | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Educational transfer is the point of education, right? If students can’t use what we’ve taught them in new, real-life situations, then we end up with students who are good at school and bad at life. "

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9 Elements of Digital Citizenship - Printable Poster

9 Elements of Digital Citizenship - Printable Poster | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
This Digital Citizenship poster highlights the nine elements of Digital Citizenship as defined by Dr. Mike Ribble for teachers and educators.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"The Trading Card Creator is one of my favorite tools offered by Read Write Think. The Trading Card Creator allows students to create trading cards about people, places, and events both real and fictional. It is available as a browser-based tool, as an iPad app, and as an Android app. In the video below I demonstrate how to use the browser-based version of the Trading Card Creator."

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, Today, 1:02 AM

I like the idea of this. Must get some of our students to try it out.

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TeachThought - Marzano's 9 Instructional Strategies In Infographic Form

TeachThought - Marzano's 9 Instructional Strategies In Infographic Form | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Marzano is known for, above all else, identifying “what works,” and doing so by reviewing and distilling research, then packaging it for schools and districts to use. Among his most frequently quoted “products” is the “Marzano 9″–9 instructional strategies that have been proven by research to “work” by yielding gains in student achievement.

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These Are Τhe 10 Amazing TED Talks You Need Τo Watch

These Are Τhe 10 Amazing TED Talks You Need Τo Watch | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
When it comes to acquiring knowledge, there is only one place on the Internet nowadays, every successful person would suggest without hesitation - TED talk
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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.
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Learning Multiple Strategies to Teach Math

Learning Multiple Strategies to Teach Math | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
By Audrey Jackson

We've all heard this from someone we know: "I'm so bad at math, I just don't get it." We sympathize or agree, despite the fact that numbers and reasoning are integrated into so many aspects of our lives, from comparing ...
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Why Good Professional Development Is Like Learning How To Fly | Edudemic

Why Good Professional Development Is Like Learning How To Fly | Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Imagine if we taught pilots to fly without ever letting them in a cockpit. Or gave them the keys to a commercial airplane without the required hours—or years—of hands on training and practice. Sure, we’d show them plenty of PowerPoint presentations and make them sit through a few seminars on the theory and physics of flight, but then we’d slap on a graduation cap and let them take off into the big blue sky.


Not only would it likely be ineffective, it would be borderline criminal.

Yet when it comes to professional development for classroom teachers, that’s almost exactly what we do.


Most professional development opportunities for educators are still lecture style – telling, showing, and explaining how something can be done. And when the ‘learning’ is finished, we push teachers onto the runway with a cabin full of students and wish them luck.

 

Predictably, many crash and burn."

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A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? Mind/Shift

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? Mind/Shift | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?
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11 Reasons Dehydration Is Making You Sick And Fat

11 Reasons Dehydration Is Making You Sick And Fat | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Adverse effects from not drinking enough water include digestive, skin, bladder and kidney problems, fatigue, and even headaches. We need water as much as the air we breathe in! Keeping your body hydrated is not a joke."

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App Combo Projects: PaperPort and Pic Collage - ClassTechTips

App Combo Projects: PaperPort and Pic Collage - ClassTechTips | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"When I’m using iPads with my students, we often use a combination of apps to accomplish a task. For a research project on biomes, my class created posters in Pic Collage and published their reports with PaperPort Notes.  This culminating project took more than one period to complete, and their colorful, detailed reports were displayed for the whole school to see!"

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Life of an Educator: Have 'summative' assessments become obsolete?

Life of an Educator: Have 'summative' assessments become obsolete? | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"We hear the terms 'formative' and 'summative' assessments all the time in schools.

 As educators, we learned about the differences while in college in our education preparation courses. We now talk all the time about using assessments to 'drive' our instruction and provide guidance on where students are in the learning process."

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Marianne's curator insight, September 10, 7:50 PM

Raises some interesting questions..

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With 80 minutes of new teacher training each week, schools set out to see what works

With 80 minutes of new teacher training each week, schools set out to see what works | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Schools are coming up with ideas to fill 80 minutes of new teacher-meeting time every Monday, even as skeptics question […]
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Mind/Shift- Imagery: A Key to Understanding Math

Mind/Shift- Imagery: A Key to Understanding Math | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
According to math educators, mathematical imagery is what students are missing, and what causes confusion. "Mathematics is a way to read the world of nature and technology around us. If a teacher can convey this, the entire world becomes an exciting textbook.”
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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 17, 8:22 AM

The list is totally focused on digital technologies. I think clouds are a good thing from a poetic perspective. They are helpful when it comes to saving my work, as well. We have too many people and teachers who think that clouds are instrumental and digital only.

 

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Carol Rine's curator insight, September 18, 6:42 AM

#3 is my Favorite! Whoop Whoop! for the #Blogosphere! @MCherryStreet

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20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius

20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
There’s a reason teachers like Google tools. They’re free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it’s a good time to be a teacher. There are a …
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10 Health Benefits of Music That You Were Never Aware Of

10 Health Benefits of Music That You Were Never Aware Of | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Did you know that premature babies do better when they listen to music? Just one of the many health benefits of music.
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8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset"

8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about this idea.  As I look to write on the topic of “Leading Innovative Change” within schools, we are looking t...
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10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom. We’ve heard …
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How to download the Songs of Innocence album by U2 for free on iPhone and iPad

How to download the Songs of Innocence album by U2 for free on iPhone and iPad | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
U2 took the stage today at Apple's iPhone event and along with a free performance, also announced that their new album, Songs of Innocence, would be made available for free to all iPhone and iPad owners via iTunes. The biggest question we're getting bombarded with now is how exactly you go about downloading it. As it turns out, you've just got to know where to look. How to download...
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Newsela | About

Newsela | About | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing. Register now to see the impact Newsela can have on your classroom."

 

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8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic

8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
There are many reasons a student can lose focus in school. It can be bad grades that will discourage them to be inactive and to rebel. It can be the environment that can be stifling and suffocating for the students. It can be the fact that many of them don’t find it easy to see …
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20 Reasons Why Subtext Rocks Reading - graphite

20 Reasons Why Subtext Rocks Reading - graphite | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"If you don't know about Subtext, you and your students are missing out! With an iPad app, a Web version, and integration with Edmodo, Subtext allows all students the ability to read and annotate a text together. Gone are the days of using sticky notes to mark pages and take notes. Take a dive into the 21st century with the most real-time close reading experience available. Teachers and students can annotate questions, quizzes, pictures, and discuss, all within the text using this fabulous tool."

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Why Half-Brain Teaching Isn't Enough Infographic

Why Half-Brain Teaching Isn't Enough Infographic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

Half-Brain Teaching Isn’t Enough Infographic In today’s societies there is a lot of focus on the logical and analytical brain functions. Many schools are cutting the ‘extras’ like art and music. However, students need to be well rounded and really need subjects like those to be con... http://elearninginfographics.com/half-brain-teaching-isnt-enough-infographic/


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W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, September 10, 6:27 PM

Love the A in STEAM.  This is what I believe #SteveJobs was talking about when he describes Apple as being at the intersection of #LiberalArts and #Technology.    I also love these #Infographics and their ability to feed my visual learning.

Reina Cruz's curator insight, September 11, 7:06 AM

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 13, 12:31 PM

Basically I really like the graphic here. It's leaps out and grabs your attention. The design is appealing yet simple and easy to navigate. Are we teaching these aspects as we engage students in using technology? Design is so utterly important.