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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

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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.



Via Kristina Holzweiss
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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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Curriki - Top 5 Free Apps for Read Across America Day

Curriki - Top 5 Free Apps for Read Across America Day | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
Curriki resource: In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, each year the National Education Association (NEA) sponsors Read Across America. To highlight the importance of reading and language arts, Curriki is featuring 5 free apps.
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Includes Audioboo, Mad Libs, Word Libs, SparkNotes, and M-W Dictionary HD.

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Why Email Should Die | EdReach

Why Email Should Die | EdReach | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
This year for Lent, I decided to give up email. Now, I know what a lot of you might be thinking. "We would all LOVE to give up email, we'd have so much free time."
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An experiment to give up email resulted in challenges and surprises.

 

"By not sitting behind my computer screen “working on email” I have actually been somewhat liberated.  I’ve been able to go out and visit campuses, talk to people and have discussions that would have never have happened if I was behind the wall of email. The amount of face to face interactions have increased nearly five fold."

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Common Core Speaking Standard is Not Enough

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"The reality is that the  CCSS creators do not understand oral communication, either. They correctly realized that we must create  competent oral communicators if we want students to be college and career (and  socially) ready. But we need to realize  that using the CCSS as a guide will not get students there. We need to develop consistent language from  grade to grade."

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Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
There are so many tools that educators can use to get students interested and engaged in their work. Like most teachers today, I integrate technology into my instruction everyday. I'm lucky to work i
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Save or Save As: Teaching Kids Where Their Work Lives Inside Computers

Save or Save As: Teaching Kids Where Their Work Lives Inside Computers | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
TB By Sheena Vaidyanathan The third grade class is busy working in the computer lab when the teacher reminds everyone to save their files. "S
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At a time when education technology is getting a lot of attention, there is no class time allocated to technology education. While school science classes ensure that everyone knows a little about atoms, planets and dinosaurs, there are no lessons on the working of a computer. Some argue that software experts should keep this hidden; we need teach this only to the computer science students.

However, just as we need to know about animal cells, it is vital to understand a little about computers. In today’s world, one may argue that this is more important than learning about rock formations. Basic concepts on operating systems like file management should be introduced in grade school.

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Tech & Learning-- 15 Sites for Finding Images and Clip Art for Education

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Keep in mind, when searching for images for students it is always a good idea to have adult supervision/filtering solution.

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Top 5 Sites for Hosting Your Classroom Media Files

Top 5 Sites for Hosting Your Classroom Media Files | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
Today I'm bringing you the top 5 classroom media file hosting sites for all your education needs. These websites specialize in hosting both image and video.
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Article explores 1--Imgur, 2--Flickr, 3--YouTube, 4--Vimeo, and 5--Amazon S3.

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Education World: Back to School Lesson: Learning-Strengths Inventory

Education World: Back to School Lesson: Learning-Strengths Inventory | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
Inventories of students' learning styles can build self-esteem by helping kids discover their unique styles.
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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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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 (serial) Commas--use or lose?

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The Difference Between Differentiation And Personalized Learning

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The Difference Between Differentiation And Personalized Learning
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Chart from Barbara Bray--Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization

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Tech Learning : There’s an App for That

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The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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NOTE:  most are not free apps.

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Tech & Learning-- 20 Web 2.0 Sites Not Requiring Student Email

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Best First Kids' Apps | Common Sense Media

Best First Kids' Apps | Common Sense Media | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it
The best apps for your kid’s first iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, or Kindle Fire.
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3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers - Edudemic

3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers - Edudemic | Scoop.it! Ed topics | Scoop.it

Here are three of our recommended presentation tools for teachers, admins, students, and just about anyone looking to show up to class with informative slides.

Animoto

Knovio

Zentation

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