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3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom

3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it
Gamification is one of the buzzwords in education right now, and for a good reason: Gamification is empowering, exciting, and under the right circumstances can be the disruptive innovator many teachers desperately need in order to change the...

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Human beings love playing games because most games are rewarding and entertaining at the same time. That makes Gamification the perfect vehicle a teacher can use to harness his/her students’ innate motivation and curiosity, transforming learning into a fun and intrinsically rewarding activity: Socrative, Kahoot and Flipquiz
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27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge

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How to Rock at Writing Essential Questions

How to Rock at Writing Essential Questions | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it

The simplest way to define an essential question is to call it an open question. It cannot be answered with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ or being labelled true or false. If you can Google the answer or respond in a brief manner, it doesn’t inspire intense investigation or creative output. That’s how you know it isn’t an essential question!

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 25, 5:13 AM

This is something that teachers so often find challenging and yet it's a fundamental skill of materials design.

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10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom.

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I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is.  You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it? Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset which immerses you in the video or picture so you can see a 360 degree view of an image or video.


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Ngel Mitchell's curator insight, March 3, 9:57 PM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

Iva Golec's curator insight, March 9, 3:03 AM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

Carrie Hill's curator insight, March 10, 8:25 AM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it

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Gordon Dahlby's comment, February 13, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, February 13, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 19, 5:10 AM

These and many other tools are available. But if you are a teacher, what do you think? Is it really necessary to have all these skills? There is so much content readily available online and if you can organise to prepare materials in teams, or have access to a PLN on or offline, then you can share the load. 

 

Some teachers and content creators have specific skills and their expertise can be used or accessed by anyone. Personally, I think it's good for teachers to be aware of the digital possibilities for their teaching context, but it is generally unrealistic for anyone to expect all teachers to become skilled in so many different areas. 

 

Is it not better to pick fewer areas more relevant to you and focus on them? Be a master of a few areas useful to you, not a jack of all trades feeling stressed that you are master of none. 

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6 Ways to Encourage Your Son to Read . Best Books for Boys . PBS Parents | PBS

6 Ways to Encourage Your Son to Read . Best Books for Boys . PBS Parents | PBS | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it
Discover easy ways to encourage your son to read.
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Words for Life - Tips for getting boys to read

Words for Life - Tips for getting boys to read | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it
Research shows that boys are less likely to enjoy reading than girls. More boys than girls struggle with reading and writing at school and boys are more likely to say they don’t spend any time reading outside the classroom. So what can parents do to
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If It Were My Home

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Welcome to IfItWereMyHome.com
The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are. If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person?

IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

You can also use our visualization tool to help understand the impact of a disaster. The Pakistan Flood and BP Oil Spill are currently featured. Check out the individual pages to gain some perspective on these awful tragedies.

If you're not sure where to begin, try this week's featured country, Equatorial Guinea
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Do You Know Dewey?

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Do you know how to find books in the library? You may have heard a librarian mention a book's Dewey Decimal number or Call Number. But what does that mean? This page will give you some more informa...
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8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Flashcards Using Google Spreadsheets ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it

A list of online map creation tools for students and teachers.

list of online map creation tools for students and teachers.

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11 Advanced Searches To Bookmark To Become A Google Power User

11 Advanced Searches To Bookmark To Become A Google Power User | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it
Turn yourself into a true Google power user with these 11 advanced searches and pro tips. This will make sure you never have to recall these searches and yet will always have them at your fingertips.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 24, 3:02 PM

Some useful tips to share with your students.

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Managing the digital classroom - Using a backchannel

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Why Social Media Education Is Needed In Schools

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For young people, social media is not an add-on nor an extracurricular activity. Social media is like eating, bathing, talking. It is intertwined in everything they do. It is a part of their identity

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Deborah Davison's curator insight, March 5, 8:11 PM

Bit heavy on paranoia but worth a read.

ismokuhanen's curator insight, March 12, 5:51 AM

Bit heavy on paranoia but worth a read.

Hector Cortez's curator insight, March 13, 7:03 PM

Bit heavy on paranoia but worth a read.

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

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Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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Need Reasons To Use Gamification? - Infographic

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How can we encourage boys to read for pleasure? Teachers give their views

How can we encourage boys to read for pleasure? Teachers give their views | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it
Think about it like sport
“Explaining to boys that improving their reading is like sports training or playing an instrument can do the trick: they acknowledge the effort that needs to go into these kinds of activities; knowing the brain is like a muscle that can be trained can often help.

“The advice I give to parents for reading at home is to find factual subjects boys might be into: sport, cars, music, computers, science; then buy a broadsheet newspaper on the day they read their specialist pull-outs. The interest in content will drive the reading which is often lengthy, with sophisticated levels of vocabulary and sentence structure.”
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17 of the Best Content Curation Tools to Use in 2015

17 of the Best Content Curation Tools to Use in 2015 | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it
Creating content for multiple platforms each and every day can be taxing for even the most skilled copywriter. It means coming up with fresh, interesting content constantly to provide great resources
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History Channel Apps for Multiple Mobile Devices (from Android to Apple Watch!)

The History Channel is a great resource for multimedia to share with students.  In addition to their website they have a handful of of mobile apps designed for users with access to multiple types o...
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Power Up WHAT WORKS Free Resource Library

PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for struggling students and those with disabilities are now available in the OpenEd resource library. OpenEd is the creator of the world’s largest online collection of ...
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Competition: Match the selfie to the shelfie! | HPPC Library

Competition: Match the selfie to the shelfie! | HPPC Library | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it
HPPC library, Hurstpierpoint College Senior School Library. Links, news and information from librarians. EPQ the Extended Project Qualification, Online resources, Online books from Overdrive, Library newsletter, Minerva the current affairs newsletter, library news, links to the library catalogue and other useful information.
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Reflective Practice- Are you Doing it?

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Reflective practice occurs when teachers step back and evaluate the learning environment. The teacher looks at himself or herself. They ask, "How can this be better?" They identify what went right ...
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27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate | Teacher Librarians Rock | Scoop.it
Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It's a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means to innovate, a word that sometimes seems to belong in the adult domain of business and is estranged from how students think about living their lives.
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