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Build with LEGO Bricks Using Google Chrome

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Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome.


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John Dalziel's curator insight, January 28, 2:19 PM

Build with Chrome, is a collaboration between Chrome and the LEGO Group which has brought colourful bricks to the web using WebGL, a 3D graphics technology. It was originally built by a team in Australia as an experiment, and now Google has opening it up to everybody. So now users can publish your wacky creations to any plot of land in the world.
There are a few new features to make it easier to build and explore this digital world of LEGO creations.
- Users can now sign in with a Google+ account to help find stuff that people in your circles have created.
- A new categorization system for completed Builds will help users sort and filter for specific types of structures.
- To hone skills users can explore the Build Academy, a series of short tutorials.

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The true cost of comic sans - and other fun font facts - Daily Genius

The true cost of comic sans - and other fun font facts - Daily Genius | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 19, 9:27 AM

I KNEW IT! And yes, I DO have simmering hate and anger for this font!

Don't try and rationalize with me, because I'm adding Chalkduster to it, too! There! How do you like them apples?! ;-)


Fun article! Hello old friend Garamond! You're lookin good!

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Teacher’s Guide to Digital Storytelling

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Teaching critical thinking and creativity in writing can be a difficult task, but it is crucial in preparing students to meet the standards of the Common Core.

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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

The following series of fill-in-the-blank prompts can be used by teachers to create lessons, students to create projects–or teachers to collaborate with students to create lessons–or projects.


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LibrarianLand's curator insight, November 2, 9:26 AM

Another useful design tool.

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, November 16, 9:20 AM

Such a fun list of prompts for students to use as a jumping off point into almost any kind of deep learning. 

 

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The TED-Ed Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

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So, I’m sure you’ve seen one of these charts hanging out in a science classroom before—especially when you were a chemistry student…

 

But the real question is… Have you ever seen an interactive version of the periodic table? If not, then put this resource on your must-see list because this recently released edtech gem, created by the Periodic Videos team using the TED-ED platform, contains a video lesson about every single element on the periodic table.

 


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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

Thinking Critically | Learning Commons | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Melf's curator insight, April 7, 6:34 AM

Unevirsity thinking explained. Its quite intresting how they think. Even if this information isn't true its still intresting. You may recognize some traits about yourself in the video

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, November 2, 8:56 AM

Questioning is key to thinking and understanding

Tina Jameson's curator insight, November 6, 5:27 PM

Useful info-graphic on the research process.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Form Add-Ons Have Arrived

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Form Add-Ons Have Arrived | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

When I opened up my Google Drive this morning to create a form I was pleasantly surprised to find that Google Form Add-Ons have arrived!...


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Cooperative Learning Using Technology | Padlet

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A crowd sourced board of edtech tools that support cooperative learning.


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A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center

A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 19, 2:37 PM

Don't miss this key paper on educational assessment! 


There is a growing consensus that college and career readiness depends on not just academic knowledge and skills but on a wide range of social and developmental competencies, as well—such as the ability to monitor one’s own learning, persist at challenging tasks, solve complex problems, set realistic goals, and communicate effectively in many kinds of settings.


This is the first in Students at the Center’s new Deeper Learning Research Series—David T. Conley, well-known for his influential research on college readiness, argues that the time is ripe for a major shift in educational assessment.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, October 20, 2:23 PM

I thought passing this along to my fellow Kansas educators.  After all, we are facing the College and Career Pathways framework. 

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5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

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Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 16, 5:34 PM

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 4:32 PM

Only those that take ownership of their own education really benefit in the best way from education.

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Ten Websites for Science Teachers

Ten Websites for Science Teachers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, October 14, 6:41 AM

Updated list of sites for science teachers.

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Essential Apps for your Ipad

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For day to day teaching I have a set of apps I couldn't live without. 1. Paper Paper manages the impossible, it can make even my handwriting look good! Having a simple user interface means I can wr...

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Excellent Collection of Apps and Web Tools to Unlock Kids Creativity

Excellent Collection of Apps and Web Tools to Unlock Kids Creativity | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 6, 10:08 AM

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HazelC's curator insight, October 6, 6:26 PM

I've used the Audacity App and it was a great way to create, edit, and add media to a video.

Michail Darley's curator insight, October 9, 12:27 AM

Well set out and simply organized. Well worth a look.

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Maybe It's Time To Stop Talking About Bullying, And Talk Kindness Instead

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Maybe It's Time To Stop Talking About Bullying, And Talk Kindness Instead

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 28, 1:08 PM

Empathy matters.

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7 Quick Tips to Rock Your Next Presentation

Getting ready for your next presentation and need some help preparing? Check out these 7 essential tips that will rock your audience!

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 12, 11:06 AM

Great tips-especially about slowing down..

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 14, 3:22 PM

as Baiba says;

if you watch this tips... your next presentation will Rock your students!!!

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Bullying Prevention: 5 Tips for Teachers, Principals, and Parents | Anne O'Brien Blog | Edutopia.org

Bullying Prevention: 5 Tips for Teachers, Principals, and Parents | Anne O'Brien Blog | Edutopia.org | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Approximately 32 percent of students report being bullied at school. Bullied students are more likely to take a weapon to school, get involved in physical fights, and suffer from anxiety and depression, health problems, and mental health problems. They suffer academically (especially high-achieving black and Latino students). And research suggests that schools where students report a more severe bullying climate score worse on standardized assessments than schools with a better climate.

This is all common sense to educators. They have known for decades that students need to be in safe, supportive learning environments to thrive. And the vast majority care deeply about keeping children safe.

But especially given that commitment to student safety, why do so many children experience bullying?

In Principal magazine, elementary principal, now retired, James Dillon writes that in bullying prevention trainings, he asks participants to choose the one group they believe is most responsible for addressing school violence and bullying: parents, students, school, or community. Inevitably, he gets a wide variety of responses. He suggests perhaps bullying problems are not addressed because "people think bullying prevention is someone else's responsibility."

A large-scale study by the NEA and Johns Hopkins University that examined school staff's perspectives on bullying and bullying prevention somewhat refutes that hypothesis, finding 98 percent of participants (all teachers and education support professionals) thought it was "their job" to intervene when they witnessed bullying. But just 54 percent received training on their district's bullying prevention policy.

Without such training, some of Dillon's other suggestions as to why bullying is so prevalent -- that adults don't recognize some behaviors as bullying and that bullying is often ineffectually addressed using the traditional discipline system of applying punishment to a perpetrator -- make sense. So whom should we blame for the state of bullying?

As Dillon puts it, "The reality is that no one is to blame, yet everyone is responsible." We all can work to prevent bullying, be it on a school- or classroom-wide basis, or even at home.
Five Tips to Help Principals Prevent Bullying

According to Dillon, effectively addressing a bullying problem requires a culture change. A true culture change takes time, but a few key steps to help principals get started:

 

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Using Educational Technology to Teach the 4Cs

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The 4Cs encapsulate skills that are crucial for success in the 21st century. Read about practical ways to teach these four skills using educational technology.

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'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education'

'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education' | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

In a society where one in three homes has no books owned by the children in them, it is essential that youngsters can find them elsewhere.

 

Recent research emphasises this importance. A study by the Institute of Education (2013) found reading for pleasure ‘to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education.’


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Jessica Billeci's curator insight, November 5, 12:41 AM

"In a society where one in three homes has no books owned by the children in them..." Wow this statement makes me sad, but the article is hopeful.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 9, 7:15 PM

Perfectly written.

Lauli Mulinganiza's curator insight, November 10, 3:19 AM

lets us cooperate to make sure that students are getting information in library without problem

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms

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Innovative ideas for using Google forms from followmolly.com.


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Trick or Tweet? Halloween Activities for the Classroom

Trick or Tweet? Halloween Activities for the Classroom | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

With Halloween—one of the craziest days of the year in a school—rapidly approaching, many teachers are looking for some fun activities to share with all of the ghosts and goblins that live in their classrooms.

 

If you’re one of these educators trying to preserve what’s left of your sanity at this time of the year, then check out some really spook-tacular collections of Halloween-themed resources that are sure to creep out your students—in a good way, of course!


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What Digital Badging Teaches About Consistent Standards

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There are a lot of pitfalls when building standards. But as the momentum behind digital badging proves, a clear mission can help pave the way.


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Problem-Based Learning: Tips and Project Ideas

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Get best practices for these valuable real-world learning opportunities. Project ideas, too!

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WeAreTeachers: 5 Simple Tricks to Invigorate Digital Learning in Your Classroom Today

WeAreTeachers: 5 Simple Tricks to Invigorate Digital Learning in Your Classroom Today | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 16, 10:40 PM

Thanks to Jamie Forshey.

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Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY! | Maia Heyck-Merlin Blog | Edutopia.org

Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY! | Maia Heyck-Merlin Blog | Edutopia.org | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Whether you teach pre-K or high school chemistry, your students need support with and instruction on how to manage their own time and materials.

 

Yes, we can teach them all of the content areas, we can squeeze in character education and all kinds of cultural literacy, too -- but we also need to prepare our students for how to manage their assignments, take care of their materials, and plan ahead to meet deadlines. School is a natural place to practice these essential skills!

Here are some awesome ideas to help with student time, along with stuff that I've seen in my recent travels.

 

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8 Great Ways to use Technology to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

8 Great Ways to use Technology to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch!


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Linda Ashida's curator insight, October 6, 9:38 AM

A great variety of practical ideas and resources for engaging students in learning with technology, including:

Incorporate Student Input and Gather Feedback

Gamify It

Let Students Create

Get Interactive

Have Students Collaborate

Project Based Learning

Simulations

Bring in a Guest or Two

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 6, 10:08 AM

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Creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN) with Web 2.0 Tools

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How do educators keep current with the ever changing world of technology? How can Web 2.0 tools be used to communicate and collaborate with peers across the hall and around the world? This session will focus on some of the newest tools teachers are using to support their own professional learning goals.
Find links to each of us in the sidebar to the left and look below for more suggested PLN resources and interesting links. We look forward to learning with you!
If you want to think more deeply about learning networks and community, spend some time reading, listening and responding to the information at Bud Hunt's "Lie of Community" site.
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 5, 8:49 AM

Help in making the PLN case for teachers