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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, 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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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, June 29, 2013 10:38 AM

Goal: maintaining a free, open, and sustainable national digital library resource.

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 20, 2013 4:48 PM

Great visuals to capture the core elements of Bloom's Taxonomy.

Pamela Lipscomb-Gardner's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:55 AM

New Page for faculty guide

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Docs Voice Comments

You can now give students voice feedback about their writing in Google Docs. This short video will show you how. You will need to teach students how to hit t...

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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:12 AM

Een erg praktische toevoeging in Chrome aan Google Docs. Scheelt bergen tijd aan correctie. Wel even je leerlingen leren dat ze "open met..." en dan Voice comment moeten klikken.

Eric Kleipool's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:57 PM

stem feedback in google docs. Mooi!

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:30 PM

Excellent way to give feedback.

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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

You can actually use Twitter in the classroom with Bloom's Taxonomy thanks to this awesome table that details nearly two dozen different ways to integrate the pair!


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:54 PM

Twitter and Bloom's! I'm very very happy right now.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a great infographic to learn the multiple uses of Twitter for personal and student growth.

Elena Borge's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:58 PM

Try to use Twitter in class #motivation #newways #challenge

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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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Education 3.0: Altering Round Peg in Round Hole Education

Education 3.0: Altering Round Peg in Round Hole Education | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Jackie Gerstein shares her Ignite talk for ISTE 2013 that was recently rejected by the selection committee. Discover Education 3.0!


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 10, 2013 12:16 PM

After reading this blog, Jackie has articulated a new vision for education where she sees that the "best interests of the learner" needs to come first. I could not agree more. She describes Education 3.0 in this way: "Learners as connectors, creators, constructivists."

 

"Education 3.0 is a constructivist, heutagogical approach to teaching and learning.  The teachers, learners, networks, connections, media, resources, tools create a a unique entity that has the potential to meet individual learners’, educators’, and even societal needs.  Education 3.0 recognizes that each educator’s and student’s journey is unique, personalized, and self-determined.

 

The bottom line, though, is not is what is in the best interests of the teacher, the administration, the politicians.  It is what is in the best interests of the learner.  The student should be central to education – not the content, not the tests, not the standards, not what we think students should know and do.  Teachers did not become teachers to teach to the test, to develop practice tests or worksheets, to work with pre-scripted curriculum to meet standards.  Teachers became teachers to teach students, first and foremost.  The learner needs to be central to all teaching endeavors."

 

Thank you Jackie for sharing this perspective with educators, everywhere!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:01 PM

Esta relacionado con el trabajo que realizan mis estudiantes en el aula.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 8, 2013 9:00 PM

Esta nueva corriente de la educación se supone va a estar más centrada de manera especial sobre la conexión que se establezca entre la producción de los docentes con los alumnos, con un seguimiento más puntual sobre el uso de las herramientas digitales web 2.0, pero me imagino con un expertise cada vez más especializado en cuanto al dominio de las competencias (digitales) de los agentes educativos.

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Shoot, Edit, and Share Videos With the Loopster iPad App

Shoot, Edit, and Share Videos With the Loopster iPad App | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"Loopster is a video editing tool that I first tried as a web app last fall. Recently, I learned that Loopster has a free iPad app. The free iPad app offers all of the same features that are available in the web version of the service. The Loopster iPad app provides a four track editor. There are tracks for video and images, transitions, sounds, and text. You can import images and videos from your iPad’s camera roll or shoot a new video with the app and edit it. On the video editing track you can trim clips and combine clips. On the text track you can add speech bubbles and other text effects. Loopster has a slow motion effect that is available on the iPad app too."


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:37 PM

Wow, sounds like a great APP for iPad ad creating digital stories.

Ludmila Smirnova's comment, May 31, 2013 8:42 PM
Thank you for sharing! Sounds like great too!
John Rudkin's curator insight, June 1, 2013 2:41 PM

and it works well....

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43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf

43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
A curated list of recommended free tools, websites & mobile apps for teachers, such as Google Docs, Prezi, Wordle, ClassDojo, TED, Quizlet, YouTube, etc.

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sarah's comment, May 29, 2013 3:32 AM
Ttrès intéressant. Merci, John Evans, pour parteger cet article avec nous.
Mer St.'s curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:12 PM

A lot of info here excelent!

sarah's curator insight, February 25, 6:22 PM

Pour nos programmes

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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

PublishME's comment, July 9, 2013 11:34 PM
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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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Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher

Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Yep, we’re all familiar with these terms: 21st Century teacher, 21st Century skills or 21st Century something. In fact, they have been some of the most prevalent buzz words in education as of late. But what is 21st Century teaching? And better yet—how does one create a 21st Century learning environment?

 

Well, contrary to popular belief, a 21st Century education is not all about web tools, apps and devices. Sure, technology plays a key role, but there are other core competencies in addition to reading, writing and arithmetic that are essential if students are going to thrive in today’s world: critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication and of course, digital literacy. In a true 21st Century setting, teachers are facilitators, guides, and co-investigators while students are producers, apprentices, and co-explorers.


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70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Check out this useful presentation which details more than 75 web tools that work with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Worth viewing for any connected educator!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 22, 2013 2:18 AM

A great collection included in this presentation.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:32 AM

Help for choosing the right webtool for hots projects.

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13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics [Infographic]

13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics [Infographic] | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
This is downright spooky. It's an interactive infographic all about why your brain craves infographics. Food for thought!

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:49 AM

As the old saying goes: "A picture is worth a thousand words." This also reminds me of Malcomb Gladwell's book, "Blink." Amazon: http://amzn.to/13AalVQ

Andrea Remmert's curator insight, July 31, 2013 1:41 AM

It's all about images now. 

Bruce McDuffee's curator insight, August 20, 2013 2:53 PM

It's important to keep in mind your audience and how the ideal prospect likes to consume content.  Scientists or engineers for example my consume or respect different media than consumers of clothing or electronics.

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5 (less traditional) \ways to create and share online

5 (less traditional) \ways to create and share online | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
The communication of knowledge and ideas is intrinsic to the human condition. Our earliest ancestors had a rich oral tradition, through which they passed on what they knew about the world, often across great distances.
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19 Free Presentation Tools to Wow Your Audience

19 Free Presentation Tools to Wow Your Audience | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Looking to take your presentations online? These 20 online presentation tools will help improve your slides so you can wow your audience.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 3, 2013 3:43 PM

Excellent resource, I especially lke the one on Prezi.

Dee Dee Davenport's curator insight, June 8, 2013 9:19 AM
Prezi is my favorite.
reuvenwerber's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:16 AM

An annotated listing of presentation tools. Useful

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Atlas of True Names USA, Canada & British Isles | KalMedia.com

Atlas of True Names USA, Canada & British Isles | KalMedia.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated, the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.

The 'True Names' of 3000 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges are displayed on these four fascinating maps, each of which includes a comprehensive index of derivations.


Etymology, (OGr. etymon “true sense” and logos “speech, oration, discourse, word”) is the study of the origin and history of words.

For the first time, the Atlas of True Names uses etymology to give us an unusual insight into familiar geographical names – with intriguing results...

 

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Debra Cannon's curator insight, June 16, 2013 11:31 AM

This is fascinating... makes me want to revisit places in the U.S.!

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Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic

Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

 

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 2, 2013 11:22 AM

I know I can use this!

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:01 AM

I always needed a fast way to do this. I hope it helps

Danniella Garces's curator insight, October 6, 2013 6:09 PM

las quiero

 

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50 Useful Websites and Apps for Teachers

50 Useful Websites and Apps for Teachers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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5 Tools to Create a Collaborative Classroom | FractusLearning.com

5 Tools to Create a Collaborative Classroom | FractusLearning.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Teachers often focus on tools such as blogs that allow their students to connect to the outside world. This is fantastic because it allows students to see how their learning connects to their ‘real’ lives and helps to bridge the gap between their school and home lives.

 

In order to create a collaborative classroom environment, however, students need to know how to work with each other as well as with people from around the world. There are a number of ways that students can use technology to connect to one another, both while at school and at home, to help create a collaborative environment.

 

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