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Everything about Google Apps for Education - free eBook

Everything about Google Apps for Education - free eBook | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Our free resource full of tips and tricks for using Google Apps for Education. Including time-saving shortcuts, uncovered hacks, and Chromebook tricks for classrooms.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 26, 2015 12:57 PM

#EdTech #Education

Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, September 29, 2015 8:52 PM
Yes!
Lee Hall's curator insight, October 15, 2015 1:58 PM

Easily download and save this free resource for Google apps for education. 

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5 Classic Children’s Stories With Great Life Lessons

5 Classic Children’s Stories With Great Life Lessons | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why fictional children’s books are a great resource for learning. First, the cute and funny characters pictured in these books are relatable and keep students’ attention.

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Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+ — Emerging Education Technologies

Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+ — Emerging Education Technologies | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Yesterday we published the article, “Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA“, in which we shared numerous programmable robots and insights and lesson plans that offer ideas for how they can be used on classrooms teaching various subjects.

Today, we share 15 different iPad apps (many of them are free!) that can help teach coding skills while reinforcing related skills like mathematics, logic, reading, and more! These apps are geared toward students of elementary through middle schools ages.

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Centre Recursos Baix Llobregat 7's curator insight, October 30, 2015 4:26 AM

El grau K5 correspon, aproximadament, als 9 anys d'edat.

June Rumiko Klein's curator insight, October 30, 2015 8:47 AM

Making math and logic fun.  And the price is right.

Lee Hall's curator insight, October 30, 2015 8:55 AM

These are perfect to get your students started learning to code.

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How To Teach Empathy

How To Teach Empathy | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
 How To Teach Empathy
by Terry Heick
Right near the core of education, just past tolerance and just short of affectionate connectivity, is the idea of empathy.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 1, 2015 10:29 AM

I love this post and there are so many take-aways that I'm going to bookmark it and re-read it regularly. I love this phrase: Without empathy, you’re teaching content instead of students.

As I read it I kept thinking about how the free and independent self-selection of reading materials is one step in the right direction to building empathy into the school day. It's not something we want to pre-assess or quantify but rather a journey we want to foster for each individual. Great stories tell us how we're the same and connect us to people and places we might never actually visit in the real world. Whether those stories are accessed in the print or digital world, the result is the same for the thoughtful reader. 

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10 Apps For Making a Great Slideshow Presentation

10 Apps For Making a Great Slideshow Presentation | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Here are ten of the best apps to use to do precisely that, and give you the edge when making that all important presentation at work. We suggest trying them and seeing which ones work best for you.

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hinderwitch's comment, September 3, 2015 12:12 AM
Chromebooks have been around for quite some time now, these are essentially laptops which run Google's Chrome OS. These devices are usually quite affordabl
hinderwitch's comment, September 3, 2015 12:12 AM
Chromebooks have been around for quite some time now, these are essentially laptops which run Google's Chrome OS. These devices are usually quite affordabl
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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, 2015 12:39 PM

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

Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 25, 2015 8:40 PM

I have long been an advocate of finding activities that promote creativity and innovation in students.  The seven key skills Tony Wagner lists for students don't involve any specific content.  While I do believe these are vitally important, it seems unlikely that they will replace specific academic standards any time soon.  Because fostering creativity has been an important part of my life, and I have seen it do wonders in the lives of students, I would definitely encourage my teachers to utilize teaching methods and activities that enable this to occur.  Interdisciplinary learning, team collaboration, risk taking, and cultivated intrinsic motivation are definite assets to students in the real world.  But in our present situation we as educators need to find ways to pass on these valuable lessons while still teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic.  

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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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 11:41 AM

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

Debra Walker's curator insight, August 11, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 11:26 AM

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

GwynethJones's curator insight, July 13, 2015 2:30 PM

I wonder how Flickr measures up to these!?

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18 Apps For Teaching Kids Programming

18 Apps For Teaching Kids Programming | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

So, what is the best way to present programming for kids? Through play, of course. The best way of teaching kids code is to present it as a game, such as using Minecraft and its red logic blocks. As a result, computer coding for kids has never been easier or more entertaining. The end result is to hopefully have kids coding all the technology they are using and thus create a better, brighter and more customizable future for themselves.


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7 Skills Students Will Always Need

7 Skills Students Will Always Need | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
7 Skills Students Will Always Need
by Jennifer Rita Nichols
Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post.
As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them.

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5 standards-aligned lesson plans for the new school year

5 standards-aligned lesson plans for the new school year | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
These five projects address multiple Common Core and ISTE Standards. And your students will love them!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 1, 2015 9:58 AM

There are some really good ideas in this blog post that you should share with teachers!

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The Student-Centered Classroom: Communicating What Matters

The Student-Centered Classroom: Communicating What Matters | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Students' ownership of the classroom and learning begins when you communicate that you're listening, that you respect them, and that they can trust you.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 27, 2015 6:00 PM

Pernille Ripp shares how she builds community from the beginning of the year in her 7th grade classes. Some of her strategies include letting her learners chose where they want to sit, having them create the rules and listening to each other. Trust and communication are the hallmarks of a learner-centered environment.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 28, 2015 2:58 PM

adicionar sua visão ...

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Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably

Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably
by TeachThought Staff
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, 2015 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!

Carlos Silva's curator insight, August 27, 2015 12:26 AM

añada su visión ...

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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, 2015 4:31 PM

Practical and timely... Share with your teachers!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 15, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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

Announcing Haiku Deck Pro | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
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, 2015 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, 2015 4:17 PM

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