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Unpacking the Common Core: Tech Powered Projects

Unpacking the Common Core: Tech Powered Projects | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Earlier today I presented a webinar for Simple K12. I packed a lot of content and resources into the 30 minute presentation so I am publishing the interactive slideshow here. The slideshow has plenty of links to explore. These resources can be viewed at your own pace. 


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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 15, 11:49 PM

More resources for teachers to use. So glad people share, love sharing! 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 16, 4:52 AM

Something for our teachers.

gwynethjones's curator insight, July 16, 7:11 PM

SWEET!

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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)  has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features ."


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Laurence Le Poder's curator insight, July 14, 5:14 AM

une appli facile d'utilisation sur PC mais un peu moins sur tablette

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, July 14, 7:32 AM

Good  stuff!

Brooke Hall's curator insight, July 15, 9:24 AM

Check Padlet out and see if it would fit in your classroom.

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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 1:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 3:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, July 11, 1:11 AM

In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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The Teacher's Guide to Choosing the Best Digital Content

The Teacher's Guide to Choosing the Best Digital Content | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Here's a handy visual step-by-step guide to choosing the best digital content for a blended learning environment. Useful for all skill levels!


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21st Century Educational Technology Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

21st Century Educational Technology Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
At the Components of a 21st Century Classroom Infographic you will learn about some of the key advancements in the 21st century classroom.

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Embed a PowerPoint on your Website

Embed a PowerPoint on your Website | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
I am a big proponent of creating a "digital haversack" where your classroom website contains all of the resources both you as a teacher and your students would need. If I create a slideshow, I will...

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 17, 4:04 AM

Insertar un PowerPoint en un sitio web.

MFaculty's curator insight, June 18, 4:06 AM

Looking to add some pizazz to your site? How about  a PowerPoint?

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, July 15, 7:56 AM
This might be nice information to keep in the back of your mind as you work with students this school year.
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How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience

How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
The folks at gtcreate know how to make a Prezi look awesome and blow audiences away becau...

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Vince Hill's curator insight, June 8, 8:09 AM

Important for prezi users to think of creative ways to make them look better.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 8, 1:39 PM

Como crear un Prezi ? Parte 1

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, June 16, 8:14 PM

I love teaching Prezi to my students!  I can't wait to share these tips with them to create wonderful culminating projects!

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Chromebook Soars As Power Player In Education Technology

Chromebook Soars As Power Player In Education Technology | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
With its limited functions and low cost, Google's Chromebook has become the No. 1 selling laptop in the US education system.

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John Purificati's curator insight, June 2, 4:03 AM

The school's in my district are moving towards Chromebooks and away from iPad. They are much easier to manage, much more versatile, and more importantly much less costly.

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Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures

Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 30, 2:53 PM

dowload immediatly awesome free picturas from Gratisography

dj Goddessa's curator insight, June 3, 7:10 AM

Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

4twenty2's curator insight, June 12, 1:15 AM

Fantastic resource with some great images - easy to use, brilliant for innovative presentations or compelling blogs!

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Newspapers, a brief interlude in a multimedia world | The Boston Globe

Newspapers, a brief interlude in a multimedia world | The Boston Globe | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

For almost 25 years, newspapers have been shedding jobs and closing up shop. A 2012 study by the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California predicted that most medium-circulation US newspapers would be history within five years. While readers who have already moved over to digital news may not notice, watchdog groups and media critics worry about diminishing coverage of both local and international affairs, and what it means to abandon the comprehensive presentation of the day’s news in one authoritative package.

 

It can sometimes seem like what’s under threat is the standard model for how we find out what’s happening. But historian Andrew Pettegree of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland has written a new history of news that puts the dominance of newspapers in context. In fact, he says, the golden age when the newspaper was seen as the central and undisputed source for news actually occupied a fairly short 150-year window, from the late 18th century up to the advent of radio and television.

 

In “The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself” (Yale University Press), Pettegree shows how Europeans in the 15th through 19th centuries got news from a cacophony of sources: their friends and neighbors, government edicts, songs sung by itinerant performers, sermons, letters, and expensive manuscript newsletters. Even after newspapers became available, they weren’t universally embraced. It took technological change, urbanization, and a few big political events to cement the daily newspaper at the center of the news ecology.

 

Today, that’s shifting once again, as we move back toward a messy, rich media landscape like the earlier one Pettegree describes—which, for all our nostalgia for the newspaper age, may be something closer to the norm. To Pettegree, it’s time for a new view of history inspired by our times: “The first histories of news were written when the newspaper looked like it was the end of the story,” he says. “Now that we’re getting to a post-newspaper age, or at least an age in which the position of newspapers looks uncertain, the multimedia news world of the age before newspapers makes more sense to us again.”

 

Pettegree spoke to Ideas from his office in St. Andrews. This interview has been edited and condensed.

 

Click headline to read the interview--

 


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Inspire Student Writing with Picture Prompts

Inspire Student Writing with Picture Prompts | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
“But I can’t think of anything to write.” Can you even count the number of times you've heard that line? Probably not. We've all experienced those moments when students sit and stare at blank sheet...

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9 Handy iPad Apps to Create Instructional Multimedia Materials for Your Class

9 Handy iPad Apps to Create Instructional Multimedia Materials for Your Class | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

These apps will allow you to design a variety of multimedia productions to share with students.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 30, 12:36 AM

Handy tools to create a range of different media formats.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 30, 12:40 AM

Create different multimedia presentations with these iPad Apps. 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 1, 11:45 PM

Some great apps to create and share learning opportunities

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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills

15 Must Have Google  Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
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Google is one of the primary search engines students turn to when doing their research. On the face of it, searching Google seems as simple as typing in a search query and waiting for...

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Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, May 13, 12:40 PM

Kids do not know this stuff.

Jo Laretive's curator insight, May 14, 2:38 AM

Always keen to up-skill myself and students with online searching.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 15, 6:29 PM

Thanks for sharing, the more we teach on this the better of our students will be in the information-saturated world they live in!

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.


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Creating a Community of Learners With Coding - Edudemic

Creating a Community of Learners With Coding - Edudemic | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Professional coders work collaboratively, and rarely does a computer scientist create a program solely on their own. Every successful programming project evolves as a result of Iterations of code, the merging of ideas, and the contributions of the individual team members. Not only does coding empower students to think logically and critically, to collaborate, and …

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5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons

5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Here are five sites that will help you discover free icons to download.

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Paul McKillop's curator insight, July 7, 10:24 PM

great share from Recursos Online

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Apple iTunes U Update Lets Teachers Create Class Content On The iPad | TechCrunch

Apple iTunes U Update Lets Teachers Create Class Content On The iPad | TechCrunch | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Apple is continuing to build out its educational tools with a view to expanding the utility of iPads in the classroom. Today it's announced updates to its..

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Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers

Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
How often have we sat in a Staff Meeting or Professional Development day and listened to the talk turn into a complaint session with no real solutions being offered? I have one suggestion, join Twitter and start tweeting. This has been an invaluable tool for me. I started about a month ago professionally, meaning before …

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 8:36 PM

A brief argument for using Twitter as a PD tool.

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Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming

Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Learning how to write a computer program is a lot like learning a new language. There are nouns, verbs, and sentences. With far fewer words than a spoken language, it may be easier too. A student of languages can pick it up just as quickly as a student of math. To help, here are a set of tools that teach computer programming.


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8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code

8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
The main reason for encouraging students to learn to code usually centers around future jobs. These reasons are perfectly valid, but there are many more.

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Peter Albion's curator insight, May 25, 3:48 PM

Good reasons for adults and teachers to learn coding too

gwynethjones's curator insight, June 1, 8:04 AM

Great article!

Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, June 2, 9:11 AM

Good reasons for students should learn to code.

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Trends about Teaching and Learning in 2014

Trends about Teaching and Learning in 2014 | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, May 28, 9:07 AM

Personalized Learning Newsletter for May is out and filled with great articles and stories. You see, 2014 is the year of Personalized Learning. The buzz is out. Teacher and learner roles are changing. There are more stories in the news about learners taking responsibility for their learning. There are more examples of teachers creating learning environments that encourage creativity and collaboration. We wrote the 10 Trends of Personalized Learning several months ago and realized we needed to share it with our followers.

 

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Diego L. Zawadzky Z.'s curator insight, May 29, 10:58 AM

Many things to learn in this new era!

Leah Irving's curator insight, June 1, 11:37 PM
Trends in personalised learning.
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5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club

5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model. With the addition of iPads, Google Apps, and other educational technology, the age of the “traditional” book club …

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 6:02 AM

There are exciting possibilities here for any level book club. With a first and foremost love for the written word, we need to be coming together virtually to have book discussions on a regular basis.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 27, 9:30 PM

Nice post detailing how-to conduct an online book club. 

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 1:11 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK schools you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 1:12 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK based education institutions you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Kelly Roach's curator insight, May 22, 4:44 PM

A great visual for explaining the different Creative Commons licenses.

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Mind Tree - Mind Mapping, Brainstorming and Visual Thinking

Mind Tree - Mind Mapping, Brainstorming and Visual Thinking | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Get Mind Tree - Mind Mapping, Brainstorming and Visual Thinking on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 3, 11:01 PM

iPad users may now get a new mind mapping app Mind Tree which can be downloaded for free.


Dave Wood's curator insight, May 4, 12:13 PM

Another app for mapping ideas on the ipad.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."


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Louis Levy's curator insight, February 9, 2:05 AM

Intéressante ressource.

Jeannie Proulx-Gignac's curator insight, February 9, 7:50 AM

Une excellente initiative! Très utiles comme supports visuels en histoire!

gwynethjones's curator insight, April 28, 12:13 PM

First the Getty Museum and now this! It's raining CC photo images!

No excuse kiddos for just going to Google image search!  W00t!