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Ten Good Apps for a Teacher's New iPad | iPadApps4school.com

Ten Good Apps for a Teacher's New iPad | iPadApps4school.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Did you receive the gift of a new iPad this year? If so, you may be spending this holiday vacation trying out all kinds of new apps. Here are ten that I recommend to try first.

 

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Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably

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Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably
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Should you use twitter?
That’s a loaded question with a lot of assumptions. But for digitally-inclined teachers in the 21st century, the answer is increasingly, yes.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 26, 1:52 PM

Yes - it is a loaded question and this little flowchart would be fun to share with teachers who are ready to dip their toes in the water. There's nothing earth-shattering here; just a cool infographic to have on hand when someone asks why. Enjoy!

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10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs by Brooks Hocog, The Google Docs Team Collaborate with colleagues Use Docs to collaborate with your colleagues on joint lesson plans or training materials in real-time, and to create shared...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 14, 4:31 PM

Practical and timely... Share with your teachers!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 15, 3:01 PM

Good tips here.

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Advice For Teachers? 10 Things To Not Lose Sight Of This Year

Advice For Teachers? 10 Things To Not Lose Sight Of This Year | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Advice For Teachers? 10 Things To Not Lose Sight Of This Year
by Terry Heick
For many of us, school’s starting soon.

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Using Art to Teach Critical Thinking | Susan Barber Blog | Edutopia.org

Using Art to Teach Critical Thinking | Susan Barber Blog | Edutopia.org | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Art is one of the most underutilized resources in today’s ELA classroom.

 

The Roman poet Horace claimed, “A picture is a poem without words” meaning art and written word are different mediums of expression.

 

Art offers students a break from written words while continuing to develop the same skill set needed to be successful readers through challenging students to think both critically and analytically.

Here are a few examples of how I use art:

 

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CNAL/RCAA's curator insight, August 7, 2:56 PM

A teacher shares great examples of how to use art to encourage critical thinking.

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The Noun Project: The Best Icon Collection on the Web

The Noun Project: The Best Icon Collection on the Web | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
While traveling here and there this summer, I've noticed more than ever that visual symbols are everywhere around us; they actually guide us through everyday situations---through signs, image, info...

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11 Absolutely Awesome Websites for Teachers

There are tons of fantastic websites available for teachers and here's a list of 11 that I absolutely love.  You'll find lesson plans, videos, interactive resources and more on these sites.  Click ...

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Vikki Coleman's curator insight, July 31, 7:01 PM

I chose this article because it gives actual websites teachers can use to integrate technology.

 

I hope this is beneficial to both the novice and expert teachers using technology.

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Four Tools to Help Gamify Your Classroom

Four Tools to Help Gamify Your Classroom | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
The first step toward gamifying your classroom can be as simple as taking the "ew" out of "review" with these helpful game-oriented apps, selected and described by tech integration expert Curtis Ch...

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Announcing Haiku Deck Pro

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Add your own logo, export to .pptx and .pdf, make decks private, transform your drafts with Zuru, and more with a Haiku Deck Pro membership.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 23, 2:43 PM

News from Haiku Deck. They have just released Pro version. Check out what it will give you as a subscriber.

Rachelle Poth's curator insight, July 30, 4:17 PM

News from Haiku Deck. They have just released Pro version. Check out what it will give you as a subscriber.

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New: Fancy Card, Fonts and Stickers

New: Fancy Card, Fonts and Stickers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 11, 10:43 AM

Cool new feature on @ribbetapp  --> Make Fancy Cards!

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9 Common Body Language Mistakes to Avoid During Presentations

Here are 9 body language mistakes and how to avoid them. Give them a try to improve the way you communicate and the way others perceive you. Practice until you…

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M. L. Elliott's curator insight, July 31, 8:48 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 9:36 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 31, 10:46 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

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Download 100,000 Free Art Images in High-Resolution from The Getty

Download 100,000 Free Art Images in High-Resolution from The Getty | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
When I want to get a good look at the city of Los Angeles, I go up to the Getty Center in the Santa Monica Mountains. I can also, of course, get a pretty good look at some art at the museum there.

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15 Characteristics of a 21st century teacher

15 Characteristics of a 21st century teacher | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
15 characteristics of a 21st century teacher.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 1, 11:15 PM
15 characteristics of a 21st century teacher.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, June 2, 10:08 AM

This article shares some interesting things that make up a 21st century teacher. How many of these are you already doing?

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.

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Correct URL: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/guidebook-social-media-in-classroom-vicki-davis

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
These teachers made room for playful exploration and student passions in the classroom, helping their students to develop the purpose that drives them.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 25, 12:39 PM

Discover why it is important for learners to discover their passion through play so that they can find their purpose.

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Launching Personalized Teaching in the Classroom

Launching Personalized Teaching in the Classroom | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

In an effort led by Jobs for the Future and the Council of Chief State School Officers has identified the competencies educators need to lead personalized learning effectively.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 14, 10:41 AM

A guiding document, "Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching" has been developed to assist school districts about the knowledge and skills educators need to create and sustain personalized, learner-centered environments.

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Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice

Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Some of the recurring themes of my conference presentations and blog posts include: Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 We...

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Kent Wallén's curator insight, August 11, 5:07 AM

Jackie Gerstein shares her insight on how to give learner voice and choice in their learning. She believes that "All instructional practices in this era of learning should revolve around learner choice and voice."

 

What are your thoughts on learner voice and choice?

Nancy White's curator insight, August 11, 11:41 AM

This is a great entry-point to begin making learning personal for each learner!

Debra Walker's curator insight, August 11, 12:06 PM

learners of all ages can benefit with this model.

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8 apps to get organized in the classroom

8 apps to get organized in the classroom | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

 

 

 

Dipping your toe into the sea of mobile apps can be overwhelming because there are thousands to choose from. To get started, try some apps designed to help you and your students get organized and become more efficient.

 

 

 

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/specialized-magazines-for-apps/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 


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Dipping your toe into the sea of mobile apps can be overwhelming because there are thousands to choose from. To get started, try some apps designed to help you and your students get organized and become more efficient.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/specialized-magazines-for-apps/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

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João Marques's curator insight, August 6, 5:39 AM
Dipping your toe into the sea of mobile apps can be overwhelming because there are thousands to choose from. To get started, try some apps designed to help you and your students get organized and become more efficient.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/specialized-magazines-for-apps/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

Bhushan THAPLIYAL's curator insight, August 6, 8:01 AM
Dipping your toe into the sea of mobile apps can be overwhelming because there are thousands to choose from. To get started, try some apps designed to help you and your students get organized and become more efficient.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/specialized-magazines-for-apps/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

Iva Golec's curator insight, August 10, 6:18 AM
Dipping your toe into the sea of mobile apps can be overwhelming because there are thousands to choose from. To get started, try some apps designed to help you and your students get organized and become more efficient.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/specialized-magazines-for-apps/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

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A Teacher’s Guide to Wikipedia

A Teacher’s Guide to Wikipedia | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is often vilified in educational circles. The site’s loudest critics think that it offers biased, non-credible information. Many teachers specifically ban students from using the site from as a reference in research papers.

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Jennie Tuvey's curator insight, July 31, 12:55 AM

My primary kids always go straight for Wikipedia - I always encourage it as a starting point if they want to. Because it is a great starting point when you are young and are just beginning to learn the ways of the abundance of information available. I believe it is also a great tool to start their critical thinking without them even realising!

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Learn to Code - Do it For the Kids -Teacher Tech @alicekeeler

Learn to Code - Do it For the Kids -Teacher Tech @alicekeeler | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"There is a shortage of people who know how to program. These are high quality, high paying jobs. How do we encourage students to learn how to code? Learning to programming not only is a skill that is in high demand, it is also incredibly useful. We have all wished we had an app or a program that would do a particular thing that is specific to ourselves. I know some HTML and some JavaScript and Google Apps Script and it is amazing what you can do with just a little knowledge"


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The 15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly Infographic

The 15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly Infographic | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Your or you’re? There, their or they’re? I suppose it’s the eternal teacher in me, but there’s nothing that makes my head spin like the Exorcist more than seeing the inappropriate use of these words—in the classroom and beyond! As much as I appreciate gadgets and the digital world in which we live, I would probably have to say that I believe all of the quick and casual codes that are often associated with texting, email and social media have somewhat contributed to the massacre of the English language...

 

 


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Google made the best app for storing your photos - Google Photos vs iCloud

Google made the best app for storing your photos - Google Photos vs iCloud | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Forget Apple. The best way to storage and manage your photos is with Google.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, July 9, 11:26 AM

Perfect reason to organize those photographs! Adding Google Photos to my summer to-do list.

GwynethJones's curator insight, July 13, 2:30 PM

I wonder how Flickr measures up to these!?

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Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children | Jane Brody | NYTimes.com

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children | Jane Brody | NYTimes.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens. The documentary “Web Junkie,” to be shown next Monday on PBS, highlights the tragic effects on teenagers who become hooked on video games, playing for dozens of hours at a time often without breaks to eat, sleep or even use the bathroom. Many come to view the real world as fake.

Chinese doctors consider this phenomenon a clinical disorder and have established rehabilitation centers where afflicted youngsters are confined for months of sometimes draconian therapy, completely isolated from all media, the effectiveness of which remains to be demonstrated.

While Internet addiction is not yet considered a clinical diagnosis here, there’s no question that American youths are plugged in and tuned out of “live” action for many more hours of the day than experts consider healthy for normal development. And it starts early, often with preverbal toddlers handed their parents’ cellphones and tablets to entertain themselves when they should be observing the world around them and interacting with their caregivers.

In its 2013 policy statement on “Children, Adolescents, and the Media,” the American Academy of Pediatrics cited these shocking statistics from a Kaiser Family Foundation study in 2010: “The average 8- to 10-year-old spends nearly eight hours a day with a variety of different media, and older children and teenagers spend more than 11 hours per day.” Television, long a popular “babysitter,” remains the dominant medium, but computers, tablets and cellphones are gradually taking over.

“Many parents seem to have few rules about use of media by their children and adolescents,” the academy stated, and two-thirds of those questioned in the Kaiser study said their parents had no rules about how much time the youngsters spent with media.

Parents, grateful for ways to calm disruptive children and keep them from interrupting their own screen activities, seem to be unaware of the potential harm from so much time spent in the virtual world.

 

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5 Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom | Alex Byland Blog | Edutopia.org

5 Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom | Alex Byland Blog | Edutopia.org | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

After the first day of school this year, I couldn't believe my luck! My seventh grade math and science students participated eagerly, worked well in groups, and followed our agreed-upon classroom procedures.

 

With the deck stacked in my favor, I was sure that this was going to be my best year of teaching thus far. However, after three to four weeks, the on-task behaviors waned across the grade as students seemed to focus more on personal squabbles than their classwork.

 

Simply put, the students were getting tired of one another. Even when I changed up the seating chart, planned purposeful groups, and taught interactive differentiated lessons, the students' bickering continued to get in the way of their learning. The honeymoon period was officially over!


5 Best Practices

I quickly realized that we needed to approach our classes in a drastically different manner to ensure that this school year would be successful. During collaborative planning, my colleagues and I decided to swap some students for an upcoming lesson to see if altering their routine and separating some conflicting personalities would have a positive behavioral impact.

 

We were astounded by the results. The students' participation skyrocketed, they interacted appropriately within their new peer groups, and best of all, they mastered the lesson. I asked myself, "Have we just discovered the key to resetting the glorious honeymoon period?"

Over the school year, our students made strong gains as we continued dabbling with purposefully regrouping them across our classes. I've compiled a list of five successful strategies so that you, too, can remove the walls from your classroom and work smarter, not harder, to see more effective results.

 

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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 1:41 PM

Some best practices, removing the walls of a room

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Create the Perfect Syllabus Using Google Docs - YouTube

The school year is coming to a close, and preparation for next school year is about to begin. If you are planning on handing out a paper syllabus to your stu...

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10 Google Docs Tips that Take Seconds & Save You Time

10 Google Docs Tips that Take Seconds & Save You Time | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

“2006 was a landmark year in Google's history. The Oxford English Dictionary accepted "Google" as a verb. Since then we have done quite a lot to make that action the grammar for our online lives. We follow its particular syntax to search for information. We follow the rules of Gmail netiquette. And we read with…”


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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 2, 8:26 PM
More excellent suggestions for increasing your productivity with Google Docs!