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How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic

How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
It's exam time and students are stressing about turning in papers on time. What's a teacher to do in terms of noticing student plagiarism?
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In the new digital frontier, we need to hold digital literacy at the forefront when teaching students how to use and incorporate material into their work. Today’s students are used to rapid answers to questions via quick searches (again, verified by PEW in “How Teens Do Research”). While this is not necessarily bad, it does mean that as educators we need to change the way we approach research projects in the classroom so that we can teach students to not only do traditional research, but also to effectively use online media and content. By incorporating these strategies, we can start to combat plagiarism before it begins.

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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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Most are free--be sure to view picture flash cards for SpEd; SpringPad and two apps for younger learners.

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The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All - The Digital Shift

The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All - The Digital Shift | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it

The idea of Snapchat is simple, delightfully so. Take an image or a video, send it to a friend or paramour. Ten seconds after the receiver opens the file, it self-destructs, and the sender can rest assured that no trace of the message remains. Signed, sealed, delivered, deleted.

But that’s not quite true

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The best way to get young users thinking about the risks of sharing sensitive information online, he says, is through horror stories. “There are so many stories of kids posting something embarrassing on Facebook and then not getting accepted to college. You always think, ‘it’s not going to happen to me.’”

Gwyneth Jones, a librarian at Murray Hill Middle School library in Laurel, MD, says that she doesn’t believe in “Internet safety,” only “Internet awareness.”

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Free eBook! The Common Core Made Easy: A Collection of Tips, Resources, and Ideas (Part I) > Eye On Education

Free eBook! The Common Core Made Easy: A Collection of Tips, Resources, and Ideas (Part I) > Eye On Education | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
This eBook is adapted from Lauren Davis' online blog series Comments on the Common Core In this series, Lauren shares her insights and opinions on t...
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Free eBook!  Collection of tips, resources, and ideas for Common Core.

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Why Our After-School Book Club Can't Wait to Get Its New E-Readers

Why Our After-School Book Club Can't Wait to Get Its New E-Readers | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
For reluctant readers, e-readers can engage students in ways print has not.
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Getting students "hooked" to reading is what is important--use every tool in the literacy toolbox!

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

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TeachThought:  "30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

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"In 2013, technology has become not just a tool, but a standard and matter of credibility. While learning by no means requires technology, to design learning without technology is an exercise in spite—proving a point at the cost of potential. And it’s difficult to forget how new this is."

 

Just 15 years ago, Google was born  As fast as things have moved since then, where will educational technology be in another 15 years???

 

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25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

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TeachThought: "25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

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"Beyond textbooks and worksheets, at the core of every basic lesson lies the key to teaching students anything and everything–student engagement.


hese are just quick tricks to step up the beat so that students stay interested."

 


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Next Generation Science Standards

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Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS will be based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.

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Google Hangouts as Edtech: Connecting, Sharing and Learning

Google Hangouts as Edtech: Connecting, Sharing and Learning | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
Since I started in education, I have been trying to find ways to connect students' learning beyond the classroom walls. Initially, the task presented many hurdles. Infrastructure was limited, devices
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"Hangouts, the social media feature of the Google+ platform, are online spaces offering teachers and students a great forum to connect with one or many participants and engage in a real-time dialogue. If you are a school that uses Google apps for education, then all of your teachers have the ability to set up their own Google+ page and use the Hangout feature. I have seen examples of department meetings taking place via Google Hangouts and noticed a growing number of online presentations happening via this forum."

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Tips for Grading and Giving Students Feedback

Tips for Grading and Giving Students Feedback | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, 'Tween Crayons and Curfews: Tips for Middle School Teachers.
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"The key is to provide feedback in different formats. It keeps students alert to your message, and it keeps you from going out of your mind. Here are just some tips, some old, some new, to help you towards your own grading sanity."

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Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World

Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
Schools are realizing that ebooks are not books at all—they are software and they should be sold the way software is sold.
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Part 1--watch for Part 2!

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The Oxford Comma: Decried, Defended, and Debated | Online Schools

Inspiration can come in any form and editors are a strange bunch, but serial killers they are not. However, the serial, Oxford(,) or Harvard comma continues to incite editorial wrath.
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Infographic on Oxford Common--use or lose??

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Infographic: Applying Bloom's Taxonomy in Your Classroom > Eye On Education

Infographic: Applying Bloom's Taxonomy in Your Classroom > Eye On Education | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
Assessing Critical Thinking in Middle and High Schools: Meeting the Common Core, by Rebecca Stobaugh is a practical, very effective resource for midd...
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Infographic with added #6 Create component

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8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling - Edudemic

8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling - Edudemic | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world.
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Great steps for a digital storytelling project!

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Cloud Technology Forecast: Sunshine with Chance of Showers | District Administration Magazine

Cloud Technology Forecast: Sunshine with Chance of Showers | District Administration Magazine | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it

"Cloud computing is taking K12 by storm with fully 90 percent of K12 institutions relying on or implementing cloud technology in 2012, according to the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). District CIOs are under increased pressure to cut costs and keep up with the latest technological trends, and implementing the cloud is an easy fix."

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"Like any new technology, the move toward the cloud carries risks, especially when it comes to privacy and security.
For school district leaders who store confidential information, including students’ addresses, health records, tests scores, and photos on the cloud, ensuring that it is both secure and accessible is especially important."

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1-to-1 Essentials Program | Common Sense Media

1-to-1 Essentials Program | Common Sense Media | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
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By now you've heard the great news about the 1:1 device program Common Sense Media launched last week. Here are a few ways you can get even more out of this great resource:

Follow our Pinterest and share our tipsWatch the Google Hangout On Air April 18thFollow @1to1Essentials on TwitterTout your 1:1 advice to other educators

Stay tuned to the homepage for new tools and videos!

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SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos


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Free subscription--turn presentations into audio videos!

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AASA :: Sidebar: My Mistaken Thinking in a Flipped Classroom

AASA :: Sidebar: My Mistaken Thinking in a Flipped Classroom | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
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Great explanation for students in a flipped classroom.

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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it

"Scaffolding and differentiation do have something in common though. In order to meet students where they are and appropriately scaffold a lesson, or differentiate instruction, you have to know the individual and collective zone of proximal development (ZPD) of your learners."

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"Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids, then for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an assignment and/or making accommodations for a student (for example, choose more accessible text and/or assign an alternative project)."

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How to scaffold instruction

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ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education

ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it

Create free educational games and tools in flash


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Need to check this out for library review games!

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- Google Slides now available offline!

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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To enable offline Docs/Sheets/Slides, follow these instructions. If you already have offline enabled for Docs, you are all set. In order to use the offline feature, you will have to use Chrome browser or Chrome OS.

 

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Tech&Learning-- 4 things you need to know to help your students manage their online reputation

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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"We often hear complaints about what students say and do online, but we often neglect to look into educators helping them manage their online reputation."

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Lerner Publishing Group | Teaching Text Features

Lerner Publishing Group | Teaching Text Features | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it

Each grade level has two sets of pages, and callout boxes aimed at the student identify and explain the text features on the book's pages. A teacher chart included with each set of pages helps you articulate how the specific text features aid your students in navigating informational texts.



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Perfect with library lessons!!

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Great resource--thanks for sharing!!
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The Power of Movement in Teaching and Learning

The Power of Movement in Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
A specialist in kinesthetic teaching says that the use of creative movement in the classroom can help students make deeper emotional and interpersonal connections to academic subjects.
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In a traditional classroom, when a teacher asks a question, "Who can tell me … ?" usually four or five hands go up. The teacher will call on one student, and perhaps on another few to see if their answers agree with the first, but the teacher will have no way of knowing what is going on in the heads of the other 20 students.

The kinesthetic teacher has a different approach. "Show me … " Twenty-five students are being asked to respond physically to the question: Show me what comes first, the comma or the closed quotation mark. Show me if this is a series or parallel circuit. Show me an animal that lives in the rainforest; show me how the character feels just before the story's climax. Immediately, all of the students respond, and their learning is made visible. They have to think about what they are going to do, and literally take a stand. If they want to change their answer, they don't have to erase anything, they just change their pose."

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How Should Social Media Be Taught in Schools?

How Should Social Media Be Taught in Schools? | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
The power of connected learning expands the classroom to infinity and beyond, but students still need a teacher’s guidance.
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Before we ask how, I think we should address why social media should be taught in schools.

Students may appear to be comfortable using social media, but don’t assume that they know how to use it appropriately in a classroom setting.

 

(Thinking about that statement in regard to using Edmodo)

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