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Bypassing the Textbook: Video Games Transform Social Studies Curriculcum

Bypassing the Textbook: Video Games Transform Social Studies Curriculcum | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
One way to use commercial video games in social studies classrooms is to discuss them as texts or works of art that say something about society.

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Great ideas! Let's hope access to the games is not blocked by school firewall!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 21, 2014 4:06 AM

Some really good ideas here to get students digging beyond the surface and thinking more critically.

Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, February 18, 2014 10:30 AM

More ways to use "games for good" - the antidote to 'violent games' ? 

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Bypassing the Textbook: Video Games Transform Social Studies Curriculcum

Bypassing the Textbook: Video Games Transform Social Studies Curriculcum | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
One way to use commercial video games in social studies classrooms is to discuss them as texts or works of art that say something about society.

Via Nik Peachey
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Great ideas! Let's hope access to the games is not blocked by school firewall!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 21, 2014 4:06 AM

Some really good ideas here to get students digging beyond the surface and thinking more critically.

Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, February 18, 2014 10:30 AM

More ways to use "games for good" - the antidote to 'violent games' ? 

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 2014 11:57 AM

From identifying the best educational tools to managing your online reputation, this is a great social media checklist for educators.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

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Challenge Based Learning - What's The Big Idea?

Challenge Based Learning - What's The Big Idea? | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
The ADE institute in Cork was inspiring in a multitude of different ways. However, one of the seminars in particular, resonated with me. It introduced me to the power of CBL, or challenge based lea...

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The Most Important Things I Learned in 2013 - RSV Grade 3

The Most Important Things I Learned in 2013 - RSV Grade 3 | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

"So, it is that time again where one year ends and another starts.  And, I have to say, 2013 was one of my favourite years of my teaching career so far.

I think 2013 was my learning curve year. I really learned so many great things from kids, educators, specialists, and just from sitting back and watching. 

Here are my big take-aways from the year:"

 


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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.

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Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning

Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

A website to support Reflection in Education K-16 The following technologies can support reflection: web logs (‘blogs’) as reflective journals,  wikis as collaborative websites, digital storytelling/podcasting, Twitter and social networks.


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Tim Hopper's curator insight, January 1, 2014 10:31 AM

I used this quote in my dissertation, got to love Dewey.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:23 AM

Herramientas para el aprendizaje.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:57 AM

I like the quote

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Care and Feeding of Networks & 10 Must Follow Scoopiteers

Care and Feeding of Networks & 10 Must Follow Scoopiteers | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

This post was fun to write. I spent the morning writing about the importance of thinking digital first. This post shares 5 tips about the care and feeding of possibly your most important asset - your network of support, advocacy and content. If your content network isn't the most important thing no one really thinks about very often I don't know what is. 

Since it isn't fair to tease such a list and not share, here is my list of 10 Must Follow Scoopers:

@Robin Good 
@Guillaume Decugis
@Ally Greer 
@ janlgordon 
@Jesús Hernández
@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
@Karen Dietz
@Thierry Saint-Paul 
@Neil Ferree
@Ana Cristina Pratas  

If you want to see what each of these great content curators has taught me you will need to read the post (since I'm not one to spoil a tease :).   


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 9, 2013 8:48 AM

This is a link to a blog by Martin Smith his opinions about how to make your network and connections stronger and who to look towards for direction and inspiration.

Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, November 9, 2013 12:56 PM

Totally agree with Marty, each of these Scoopers uses Scoop.it to build their readership.  That's right they are using Other Peoples Content (OPC) that they curate to build their own following and traffic to their channels be it a website or social network. 

Tahar Mehenni's curator insight, December 4, 2013 7:10 AM

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A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

"Pad, this mystic gadget that has been making the news since its launch a few years ago, has now secured a strong foothold inside different educational settings. Its sharp design, practical portability, and the sublime sense of mobile gadgetry it bestows upon its users and, above all, its widespread among learners , all of these factors combined made this tablet an indispensable tool in the learning toolkit of students."


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:20 PM

This Educators Technology post, featured by John Evans' Scoop It page, addresses several items regarding iPads and the effective integration of mobile devices.  Some of those features includes, iPad integration evaluation rubrics, iPad usage oath/policies, app recommendations and more beneficial resources. 

Ingrid Russell's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:30 AM

Essential iPad info here.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:13 PM

For the younger generation it's "Love at first Swipe"

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Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote

Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
School time can become stressful for both students and teachers, especially in high school and later in college. Therefore, it

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Evernote is a tool whose functionality seems endless.
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Apps teachers use to tame the classroom and teach their students

Apps teachers use to tame the classroom and teach their students | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
It's the start of a new school year, which means you've probably got a stack of new books on your desk, a drawer full of new pencils and an iPad that

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Kim Adams's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:21 AM

Fab apps to use in your classroom

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A Powerful App For Every Level Of Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

A Powerful App For Every Level Of Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

"There are a ton of apps out there that address different ideas in the Bloom’s Taxonomy hierarchy. There are a multitude of resources out there that list tons of apps that are relevant. Some may be useful to you, some not, but either way, that’s a lot of information to sort through. So we pulled together a list of six apps – one for each level of understanding in the Bloom’s scheme. There are obviously innumerable combinations that you can shuffle together to make a grouping that works great for you – this is just one (six!) option(s)."


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How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic

How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.

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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:27 PM

An article on the use of blogging to motivate students to write. 

healthwise's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:02 AM

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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:49 AM

Reflection is vital for students in IB programs, blogging provides that platform for them to be open with themselves about what they are learning and how it impacts them as individuals. 

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Using Spundge To Build A WordPress Blogging Workflow

Using Spundge To Build A WordPress Blogging Workflow | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

There are many tools available to make the individual tasks that go into producing a great blog article easier. News sites, social media and other blogs are excellent topic and research resources. Tools like Evernote make pulling together the various strands of research into one place a breeze, and there are any number of very good text editors, word processors, and dedicated blogging applications that help streamline the writing process.

 

However, it can be inefficient to rely on multiple different tools. Spundge is an online application that can help streamline the blogging process by bringing many of the tools bloggers need into one coherent application.

 

Spundge can be used for many different workflows, including for journalism and content curation, but we’re going to have a look at one way you could use it to improve your blogging productivity.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 26, 2013 3:57 PM

Spundge is useful for curation, blogging and content marketing. I find it valuable in the research stage and a smart addition to your social media toolkit.

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Blended learning and the flipped classroom

Blended learning and the flipped classroom | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

What exactly do these terms mean? How much online content is the right amount? What sorts of sites and apps should we be using? How can we convincingly recommend new technologies to students who are more technologically savvy than we are? Do we need a radical rethink of the way we present information to learners?


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Nicoletta Trentinaglia's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:44 AM

it is interesting to analyze the relationship among flipped classroom and blended learning approach

Terri Rice's curator insight, July 11, 2014 5:26 PM

Great insight into the new world of blended learning.

Luo Min's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:17 PM

Flipped classroom

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Digital Storytelling With Comics

Digital Storytelling With Comics | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

On Monday I published a short guide to digital storytelling with comics. This evening I gave a free webinar presentation based on that free guide. More than 200 people registered for the webinar in less than 48 hours. If you wanted to join and missed it, the recording of the webinar, sponsored by Storyboard That, is now available here and as embedded below.


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flea palmer's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:58 AM

Excellent guide about how comics can be used to create short stories or to storyboard a larger project. Links to free versions of related software too - StoryboardThat.com; WeVideo.com (for turning comic strips into movies) and WidBook.com (for creating multimedia ebooks - and it's also a collaborative writing platform).

ColbyccSSS's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:00 AM

This is worth checking out. I am always searching for new ways to reach my students.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 2014 9:31 AM

This could be a very interesting program that could be used with students to review or retell what they have learned in a class.  We would love to teach this to your students and help them through their first project.  Any takers?

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Cool Maths - 10 Ways to Use Shopping Catalogues - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Cool Maths - 10 Ways to Use Shopping Catalogues - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
Mathematics Lessons, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7 (RT @AusLessons: Cool Maths - 10 Ways to Use Shopping Catalogues http://t.co/W1B2s1Cl
#edchat #learning #education #ausvels)...

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Helena Capela's curator insight, January 20, 2013 2:42 PM

virtual shopping with real results

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You've Got to Reach Before You Teach

You've Got to Reach Before You Teach | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
"Whether at the start of the school year, the re-start of school after the New Year, or at any time when we want to strengthen our students' engagement in school and learning, it is valuable to have

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5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014 | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

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The Rice Process's curator insight, December 29, 2013 1:25 PM

Great resolutions will transform teaching! Well done.

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Birth of the Cool: 9 Easy To Use Animation Tools

Birth of the Cool: 9 Easy To Use Animation Tools | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
These web-based applications will have you creating animations in no time.

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malek's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:20 AM

Aspire to inspire in 30 min or less

Angela Heath's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:54 AM

The only thing better than content is videos.  Americans today would much prefer to watch verses read.  Amazingly many video software options are reasonable priced leveling the paying ground and making everyonw a rock star.

Marie Gillet's curator insight, October 13, 2013 6:37 AM

Sounds useful for small companies and self-trained people...

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Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

 If for any reasons you do not want to upload your classroom videos to YouTube and are looking for another free hosting video that can allow you to upload and share your videos Google Drive is one of your best options. Only few Google Drive users know that there is a functionality in Google Drive that enables anyone with a Google Drive account to instantly upload their videos and after the upload you can get an embed code to integrate your video anywhere on the web. Here is how you can do it.


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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:30 PM

I think that this can be used to share videos among teachers as well.

Nataliasterns's curator insight, December 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Para embeber videos que no querés subir a youtube

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Full Screen Presentation Mode in Evernote

Learn how to use Full Screen Presentation Mode in Evernote 5.3 Video recorded by Jeff Bradbury: @TeacherCast For more information about having TeacherCast br...

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Lucy Beaton's curator insight, September 26, 2013 8:52 AM

Fantastic new feature by Evernote - full screen mode for your notes.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 30, 2013 4:21 PM

Evernote as a presentation tool.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:28 PM

My preferred notes app now with Full Screen Presentation Mode!!!! awesome!!!

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15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive

15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it
There are many cloud storage services out there, one of which is Google Drive.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:01 PM

Cool ideas! But for MY teachers I DO NOT Recommend downloading the Hard Drive version of Google Drive. For our GAfE it just doesn't work because of the potential for charging you $$$$ if you fill it up!

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The ICT Advisors - iPads in the classroom: Apps to support the curriculum

The ICT Advisors - iPads in the classroom: Apps to support the curriculum | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

"Socrative is a great way of using iPads in the classroom to engage your class with a variety way to obtain and record pupil responses. Invaluable as an assessment tool, but beyond that it is a sure-fire way of engaging and motivating children."


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Infographic: The Blogconomy and Blogging Stats

Infographic: The Blogconomy and Blogging Stats | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

This infographic has some interesting data and statistics regarding blogging. For example, 61% of US consumers have made a purchase based on a blog post.


See the graphic for more..


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 17, 2013 6:23 PM

Valuable reference point for bloggers. Another H/T to Lauren Moss for sharing it.

jmwakasege's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:54 PM

Very detailed infographic to date about blogging.

Rosemary Davey's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:53 AM

Looking forward to seeing how ENv2 changes this dynamic.

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5 Ideas Essential to #1to1Tech Learning Success

5 Ideas Essential to #1to1Tech Learning Success | Teach2Learn | Scoop.it

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