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12 of the best educational apps of 2012

12 of the best educational apps of 2012 | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

The Next Web coveredthousands of apps throughout this year, from nifty new browser extensions, to the latest game-changing Android and iOS apps, so we sifted through the archives and pulled out some of best educational apps of 2012…


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There are a few apps that will appeal to just about everyone....

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Recommended iPad Book Apps for Older & Reluctant Readers Ages 8-12

Recommended iPad Book Apps for Older & Reluctant Readers Ages 8-12 | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Some good Ipad book apps for older and reluctant readers. Listening while reading along is great way to increase print exposure. Students who are engaged will read more.

 

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45 Outstanding iPad Apps for Science Learning

45 Outstanding iPad Apps for Science Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
A showcase of iPad apps for science that you will find useful whether you are a student, a science professional, or just a plain science enthusiast.
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Only a few apps come at no cost, but really like the way everything is organized in this link...

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Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American

Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought
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There are so many layers of insight contained in this single piece--the research and potential for better understanding human affection, mother-child bonding and all our capacities for understanding.  For instance, our own bodies are not as unique as we've always felt given we actually harbor cells from another human being inside of us. Just think of that...such riveting and wondrous data on the human body..

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The 50 Most Popular Books For Teachers - Edudemic

The 50 Most Popular Books For Teachers - Edudemic | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
What are the best books for teachers? What are others reading? This new infographic visualizes exactly that and should be great for any teacher!
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The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picturebooks of 2012

The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picturebooks of 2012 | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
From Indian folk art to neuroscience, by way of Saul Bass, James Joyce, and die-cut Cold War allegories.
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What Does Science Tell Us About Teaching Kids to Write?

What Does Science Tell Us About Teaching Kids to Write? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"One thing seems certain: Just giving out more writing assignments won't do the trick." This article uses Harvard University research on the topic of how to successfully teach students to write. 


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The 14 Most Inspirational Kids of 2012

The 14 Most Inspirational Kids of 2012 | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Meet 11 inspirational young people who have already accomplished huge feats this year, and it's only the beginning of their careers.
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10 i pad projects students will love (and adults!)

While there are plenty of apps for students to consider, there are quite a few their parents or teachers may love as well!


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Schreib-Lounge's curator insight, February 14, 2013 1:55 AM

Gut gemachhte Ideen- und App-Sammlung für den Unterricht

Charles Myers 's curator insight, February 14, 2013 3:53 AM
More an app list.. Still, not bad.
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Socioeconomic status linked to childhood peanut allergy

"Peanut allergies are rising among American children and one reason might be due to economic status. According to a new study, greater rates of peanut allergy are found in families with higher economic status." Schools continue to deal with this growing issue, especially in the lunchrooms. Questions? Do some parents sterilize their home environments to almost a fault? Do their children play outside and get exposed to natural conditions and elements? Are families using too many cleaning products that create unnaturally clean conditions? 

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it’s a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests.

What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?


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121 Blogs About Learning (Who Could Ask For Anything More?)

121 Blogs About Learning (Who Could Ask For Anything More?) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Here’s my daily reading list from which I pick and chose every day. The represent the best minds in the area of learning and learning technology. Aaron Silvers Adventures in Corporate ...


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Resources for the Classroom (Pinterest Board)

Resources for the Classroom (Pinterest Board) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

A Pinterest board with ideas, tips, news, innovations, professional development courses and other resources for teachers in the classroom.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:32 PM

It is good to see that Multiple Intelligences might make a come back

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What Books Are 'Just Right' for the Young Reader? - Room for Debate

What Books Are 'Just Right' for the Young Reader? - Room for Debate | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
How do you know the age at which to introduce children to certain books that might have
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Important debate on reading materials and the ability of children versus parents or adults monitoring choices...

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The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools

The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
There are a lot of online bibliography tools out there that can help students learn to build bibliographies and ensure that their citations are correct,

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Talking to Kids (or Not) About What Happened in Connecticut

Talking to Kids (or Not) About What Happened in Connecticut | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Unless your child has been exposed to this incident -- by radio, TV, Internet or overhearing your loose talk -- there is absolutely no reason to bring it up to him. Period.
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Folder Full of Storytelling Apps

Folder Full of Storytelling Apps | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"I feel storytelling apps are one of the most powerful aspects of using the iPad. It allows for collaboration and creativity that I couldn’t really achieve before using the iPad. Here are my 22 favorite Storytelling Apps. The list is constantly changing but the majority of them stay the same."


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Whether it comes to the beautiful visuals displayed via the felt board app or a strong focus on the writing process via the storytelling arch, this "scoop" offers not only a terrific list of classroom apps, but also examples of real student work.  Most of the apps via iTunes or elsewhere are not free, but the costs incurred are often much lower than traditional instructional methods.  Highly recommended, esp. for elementary teachers.  

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Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know | Social Media Today

Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know | Social Media Today | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

This list of twitter short forms includes the basics, but also some profanity that teachers are wise to know if they use twitter in their classrooms (they should).  Created by Bliss Hanlin, a Community Manager for eModeration, the Twitter abbreviations and acronyms are an odd mash-up of text slang, old school chat room phrases, common sense short forms and corporate buzzwords.  

 

Read more, a MUST when Tweeting:

http://socialmediatoday.com/node/512987

 


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Jodi Lynn's curator insight, December 13, 2012 1:54 PM

This is great not just for Twitter, but also Facebook and plain texting.

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November Learning: Why More Schools Aren't Teaching Web Literacy & How They Can Start

November Learning: "We must prepare our students to make meaning from the overwhelming amount of information at their fingertips, and we must guide their ability to create and publish new information worldwide. To do this effectively, we must return to the basics of what it means to be a good researcher—but at the same time, we must look at the new tools our students have access to".

 

 

http://novemberlearning.com/wp/assets/why-more-schools-arent-teaching-web-literacy-and-how-they-can-start.pdf

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The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference in the world.  In this TEDx, Eduardo Briceno draws upon Dweck's research in terms of the way we understand intelligence and abilities, and how our understanding deeply impacts success. He uses real life examples and explains why feedback should be process related, the power of failing, the neuroscience behind the research, and the reasons why we should listen to our inner voices and teach a growth mindset.  

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Ten myths about gifted students and programs for gifted education

Ten myths about gifted students and programs for gifted education | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

(CNN) – "American educators have struggled for more than 40 years to define giftedness. Yet even now, there is no universally agreed upon definition of what it means to be gifted. U.S. federal law defines gifted students as those who perform or who show promise of performing at high levels in any one of five categories: general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creative or productive thinking, leadership ability or visual/performing arts. Beyond that definition, there are no specific national criteria for identifying gifted and talented students nor does federal law provide funding or mandates for identification of these students or programming for them. This definition is left to the states. The result has been a wide variety of state definitions and methods for the identification of gifted children. Some states have specific definitions for giftedness, while others have none. Some states require programs for gifted students, while others do not. In other words, the availability of programs and services for gifted students depends for the most part on where a student lives and what state, school district or school he or she is in. There is debate over how to identify and measure giftedness, whether giftedness is innate (nature) or developed (nurture) and whether giftedness is driven by intelligence test results or through other indicators...."

 

"... These varying perspectives have led to much misinformation about gifted students and what programs for gifted students should look like. Here are 10 of the most common myths about gifted students and programs for the gifted:

 

Myth No. 1: Intelligence is inherited and does not change. Gifted students, therefore, do not need any special services....

Myth No. 2: Giftedness can easily be measured by intelligence tests and tests of achievement.... Myth No. 3: There is no need to identify gifted students in the early grades. Photos: Inside a 'genius school' in 1948....

Myth No. 4: Gifted students read all the time, wear glasses and/or are physically and socially inept.....

Myth No. 5: Gifted kids are all model students – they’re well-behaved and make good grades....

Myth No. 6: All gifted students work up to their potential....

Myth No. 7: Teaching gifted students is easy....

Myth No. 8: Gifted students will get by on their own without any special help from the school.... Myth No. 9: It never hurts gifted students to teach others what they already know....

Myth No. 10: All children are gifted...."

 


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Teenage Boys, Worried About Body Image, Take Health Risks

Teenage Boys, Worried About Body Image, Take Health Risks | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
It is not just girls these days who are consumed by an unattainable body image. Many boys have begun to take unhealthy measures to reshape their bodies.
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Rethinking Dyslexia; Rethinking Priorities: Let’s teach our children to read!

Rethinking Dyslexia; Rethinking Priorities: Let’s teach our children to read! | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"...While it is true that dyslexics possess and can develop a skill set that is prized in the marketplace, it is a skill set that is overwhelmingly devalued, ignored, and sometimes even punished in school. No school-age child has ever heard the words, “You have dyslexia,” and felt lucky.

Rather, students with dyslexia are called “disabled” by parents and teachers, and much worse names by other kids. They get low grades. They get teased by peers. Because dyslexics struggle to memorize and repeat rote information, misguided teachers, counselors, and even parents draw negative conclusions about their ability to think through and solve problems. Teachers may encourage dyslexics to apply more effort, or may even suggest that a child doesn’t care enough about school work.

The truth is that students with dyslexia often work harder, and care as much as any of their peers—but the results of their efforts are exhausting, disappointing at every turn, discouraging over time and, eventually, totally defeating....."

http://bit.ly/RTDys


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2013 CASEL Guide (Collaboration for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning)

CASEL provides full program ratings and descriptions on effective social and emotional programs in preschool and elementary schools with an upcoming edition scheduled for middle and high schools in 2013.  The program ratings are extremely helpful in terms of assessing what's available in the marketplace. 

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Childhood Aggression Has Many Causes - Health News - redOrbit

Childhood Aggression Has Many Causes - Health News - redOrbit | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
A study from Penn State recently revealed that children are aggressive for different reasons. The findings from the study show that different types of treatment need to be developed for children who have problematic behavior for various causes.
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