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The Book Chook: Digital Storytelling for Kids Online

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BookChook's curator insight, August 22, 2013 8:55 PM

Digital storytelling, and some online tools kids can use. 

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Infographic of the Week: Setting Classroom Rules

Infographic of the Week: Setting Classroom Rules | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

It’s hard to believe that today marks the first official day of my 25th year in education—not counting all of the years I was the student! That said, I don’t know about you, but after experiencing this many new beginnings, I’m always looking for a new twist to add to those age-old obligatory back to school activities—like discussing classroom rules.

 

That’s why I love the infographic shown below—which highlights the how and why teachers should allow students to actively participate in establishing expectations.


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9 Tips For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic

9 Tips For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
This visual interpretation of a recent Edudemic article is a simplified but extremely useful visual for teachers who just got iPads.

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From A to Z, Here's What Google Can Offer Teachers and Students

From A to Z, Here's What Google Can Offer Teachers and Students | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:19 AM

Cloud based, free, across grade level and subject area, there's a little something for everyone. Plan intentionally!

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Finding Images in Google Presentations

Finding Copyright-friendly Images in Google Presentations (My screencast on using the Research Tool in Google Presentations to find copyright-friendly images http://t.co/3stEdRCDGz #tlchat)...

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:40 PM

A very useful post! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 25, 2013 9:35 PM

thank you...

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 5:52 AM

Finding Images in Google Presentations

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How to Add Speech Bubbles to Pictures

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“I have some photos (JPEG files) and wish to add "speech bubbles". Do you know of a program or any online app that will do this? Many thanks!” 


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BookChook's comment, August 8, 2013 8:42 PM
I add speech bubbles often for my blog pics. Ribbet is online and very simple too.
BookChook's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:43 PM

Lots of ways to add spech bubbles to pics. 

Mouhssine Kharbach's comment, August 10, 2013 10:17 AM
nice tool
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10 Truths About Educational Technology | Amplify

10 Truths About Educational Technology | Amplify | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"Kids are generally very fast tech learners, indeed, but they don’t come to your room knowing as much as some would assert."


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Jeroen Bottema's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:24 AM

Mooi rijtje...

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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

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Digital storytelling in the classroom is one of the most popular methods of incorporating multi-genre and technology into a lesson.

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
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Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"I have been recently posting about teacher's professional development using web technologies and each time I do I would get emails asking for the tools I use personally.  I compiled a list of the top 8 platforms I use almost daily for expanding my knowledge and staying updated about the topics that interest me the most.

 Being a graduate researcher in the field of educational technology and from my own experience of several years  blogging in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I highly recommend the tools below and I personally view them as the most important platforms for growing professionally."


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:05 PM

Using social media is an excellent way of improving a teacher's knowledge and understanding of particular teaching methods and ideas and of connecting with other teachers in order to build a network to help professional learning.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:56 PM

Professional Development

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:50 AM

You may want to look and see if there is a tool you aren't using and might like to try for professional development.

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15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom - We Are Teachers

15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom - We Are Teachers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"Hooray! You have a brand new, shiny iPad to use in your classroom this year. 

Boo—there's only one iPad and 35 eager kids ready to use it. 

No need to worry—there are lots of amazing things you can do with a single iPad in your classroom, and it doesn't have to be a classroom management nightmare either.

Here are 15 of our favorite apps that work great with a one iPad setup AND help to keep kids on task and engaged with what you are learning."


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Francesca Beltrami's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:24 PM

Applicazioni per 1 iPad:Classe

Maria Richards's curator insight, July 6, 2013 7:41 PM
Something here for everyone on staff to use in classrooms on a limited iPad budget.
Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, July 11, 2013 8:37 PM

Great ideas for the "one iPad" classroom.

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UDL Guides Personalized Learning

UDL Guides Personalized Learning | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the process to personalize learning using the UDL principles.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 28, 2013 9:16 PM

The UDL 2.0 Guidelines can assist anyone who plans lessons/units of study or develops curricula (goals, methods, materials, and assessments) to reduce barriers, as well as optimize levels of challenge and support, to meet the needs of all learners from the start. They can also help educators identify the barriers found in existing curricula. You can use the UDL Guidelines to help you determine your learners strengths, interests, and challenges and how they:

 

> prefer or need to access and process information.

> prefer to express what they know.

> like to engage with the content.

 

When learners know how they prefer or need to access information, engage with the content, and express what they know and understand, then they take responsibility for their learning. 

 

Access, Engage, Express is a trademark of Personalize Learning, LLC

 

Barbara Bray's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:47 PM

UDL Principles guide learners to understand how they learn best. They determine how they prefer or need to access information, engage with content, and express what they know. 

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

The American Association of School Librarians has just released "The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:02 PM

Great list of educational tools for 2013 from AASL!

 

Claudia Robinson's curator insight, July 7, 2013 12:43 PM

Great sites that make tech engaging for students...sharing, collaborating, and sites to help with organization, plus much more.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:34 PM

This list ties together a number of resources that can help a teacher organize their teaching tools that address 21st-century learning.

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The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You - Edudemic

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You - Edudemic | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
It's time for the annual mega-list of the best of the best tools for teachers. From A to Z, more than 900 resources were submitted and this is the final list. Do you know each of these tools?

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Jean-François "JFMA" Moreau's curator insight, August 24, 2013 5:18 AM

MAKING YOUR MEDICAL STUDENTS AND HUMAN RESSOURCES MORE MOTIVATED!

If they don't where they're going to, let's them know at least where they come from!

Let you teach your students the universal history of the hospital and the medical school like I'm proposing it from Hippocrates of Cos to now.

Our university hospitals originated from Nestorians and Syriaq bimaristans! If you're interested in and you don't know how to do it, let you be free to invite me as a visiting lecturer. I'll do that for the best of your students. You just have to pay my C-airplane ticket and a 3-night-stay in a good hotel. Since Gl. Patton's army delivered my village on 4 August 1944 from Rommel's one, I don't request honoraria. This is a gift to the US people.
Prof. Dr. JF Moreau, MD, of Paris, France, is Honorary Fellow of the American Collège of Radiology. I was Visiting Professor twice at UCSD, once at the Downstate Medical Center of Brooklyn NY, and at the Arizona Health Center, Tucson, AZ. I lectured many times in plentiful main universities in the whole USA and Canada from 1979. I speak English and Spanish fluently.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, August 24, 2013 8:13 AM

best tools for teachers

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 30, 2013 5:45 PM

A lot of tools I already know but always handy to have a reminder of what is out there.

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Mathalicious

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Mathalicious is an excellent resource for Math teachers.  This site helps educators teach Math through real world engaging problems.


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Sherry Owen's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:40 PM

Math vocabulary is an important stragety that aids students with the metacognition of doing math. Often times students can't understand the problem due to a lack of math vocabulary.

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Top 10 Teacher Tools for Digital Curation | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 Teacher Tools for Digital Curation | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

This is my fourth year in educational blogging with more than 4000 posts published here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. This learning journey I embarked on a few years ago has been really rewarding in terms of building a powerful community of teachers and educators from whom I have learned a great deal of things. I am really so thankful to everyone of you for giving this chance to connect with you and learn from each other.

The more educational web tools I review and the more posts I write here everyday the better I become at finding, managing, and sharing digital content; in short, the skillful I become at digital curation. In today's post I am sharing with you some of my favourite web tools I often use to curate digital content. I am hoping these selections would help you enjoy your browsing experience way better than you used to be.

 

Click headline to read more and access hot links to the ten tools--


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UnitedByPhotography's comment, August 17, 2013 8:39 AM
All social media and digital tools can really help to shape and to the structure of learning and enjoyment.
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Top Free Websites Where to Download Microsoft Templates | PowerPoint Presentation

Top Free Websites Where to Download Microsoft Templates | PowerPoint Presentation | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
If you need to create from a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to a Word document, templates can really help you to streamline the design process while let you

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FPPT's curator insight, August 16, 2013 5:57 PM

Alternatives to download free PowerPoint templates and slide designs for presentations.

Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:45 AM

If you are looking for fresh PowerPoint templates, check out this post which informs you about the sites where you can go and get them. 

I liked the new site http://ppttemplate.net/ which promises to share beautiful free templates.

Marie-Chantal SCHMITZ's curator insight, August 27, 2013 8:52 AM

Très utile pour sortir des sentiers battus lors de présentation

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13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions! 


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, August 6, 2013 2:56 PM

Just in time for back-to-school!  


Using our Canvas LMS, I also utilize the survey feature to obtain feedback after the first four night classes. There are five questions that help inform my teaching:

  1. The class met all stated learning objectives on the agenda.
  2. The learning exercises in this class supported the learning objectives
  3. The class provoked me to think about the topic in a new way.
  4. This class gave me practical information that I can use "as is" or adapt and use as a student or future teacher.
  5. What questions do you still have?


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The World Religions Tree

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Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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Abby Laybourn's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:25 PM

Although this was kind of hard to read it was interesting to see how different religions are related and where they stem from. 

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Tämä puu jotakuinkin hämmentää...

Emma Conde's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:16 PM

Unit 1 Geography: Its nature and perspectives

Although the article relating to this diagram is in Russian, the diagram is not, and I found it to be a very interesting visual to not only show world religions developing on a time scale, but also because it does a very good job of showing just how many little divisions of each religion they are, and how they are all intertwined. Zooming in on the diagram, you are able to see each divide, each new branch, and each date for hundreds of sets of information.

 

This illustrates the theme of identification of major world religions because it simply shows the mass amounts of tiny divisions that occur in the major world religions in a simple format. This is very helpful because this would be pages of writing if you tried to write it all out. 

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Maria Persson's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:22 AM

Always impressed by the prolific creation of apps for increasing literacy!

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An App Wonderwheel for Students on the Autism Spectrum

An App Wonderwheel for Students on the Autism Spectrum | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

The Autisum Transition Handbook was created by grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Delaware Department of Education "to assist individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families by providing access to the most current and comprehensive information on the transition to adulthood."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:35 AM

This app wonderwheel is developed for students on the autism spectrum by an Apple educator Mark Coppin whom is also the Director of Assistive Technology at the Anne Carlsen Center. The wheel is split into six sections that define common learning expectations. Each of the sections then shows common learning traits, followed by app categories and then the apps (each of which is hot linked at the website). The six categories are:

* Behavior

* Communication

* Social Skills

* Need for Sameness or Routine

* Sensory Sensitivity

* Difficulty with Traditional Learning Methods

The link you to the chapter that discusses Assistive Technology. To go directly to the App Wonderwheel use this link http://www.autismhandbook.org/images/4/4c/Appwheel.pdf.

It is often difficult to know which apps to choose when we work with students. This resource may help you determine some apps to investigate for students on the autism spectrum. 

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, July 25, 2013 10:11 AM

Great resource.

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16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read.  And the latter might need a little extra—shall we call it encouragement?—to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids—even the most book-phobic—to read, read and read some more."


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corneja's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:02 PM

Apps for getting our kids UP!  :-)  Thanks!

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, July 11, 2013 6:56 AM

Apps que fomentan la lectura.

stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:28 AM

A nice new summary of good reading Apps

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Level It Books: Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books!

Level It Books: Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books! | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Scan your books' ISBNs and view the Guided Reading, Grade Level Equivalent, DRA, and Lexile levels/measures for the book. Perfect for educators and parents. (Scan your book's ISBN and get the GR, DRA, Lexile, and/or GLE reading levels.

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LiveSlide - Capture Every Teachable Moment

LiveSlide - Capture Every Teachable Moment | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Your time in the classroom is invaluable. LiveSlide is ready to begin teaching the moment you are. No classes to set up.* No big files to download. No complex codes for students to enter. When you log in for the first time your classes, students, and profile photos are automatically populated. Just tap and you're ready to go.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:24 PM

join the waiting list !!! :)

Debra Evans's curator insight, July 5, 2013 5:18 AM

Worth a look

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Teaching Tips 2: Using Flashcards in the Classroom

How do you use flashcards in your class? Watch Vikki, and then download activities, tools and more to use in your own classroom. Useful links & resources Fla...
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