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Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text

Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"SummarizeThis is a free tool that summarizes the main point(s) of long articles that you find on the web. To use SummarizeThis you just copy and paste text into the summary box and click "summarize." A summary of the text then appears above the original text that you copied."


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Here's a cool tool for teachers! Time saver. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:27 PM

This tool look interesting and you might have students use it when they are doing research. We know how hard it can be to get students to read longer articles. This has the potential to let them see if his article is important to their topic. Will it help them answer their questions?

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:35 AM

B

Possibly not just for teachers, but if it works so well then maybe the authors might need to think again, 'brevity the soul of wit'

Phil Turner's curator insight, December 3, 2013 6:03 PM

This looks surprisingly effective (in my test of one article) ... and could be a useful first order tool for scanning large amounts of work.  Students might learn to summarise/paraphrase by looking carefully at how the results relate to the original text (if they can resist just cutting and pasting the new words).

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The Power of the Educational Infographic

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Have you had people ask you why you choose to use infographics in your classroom? This presentation is by Mia MacMeekin, who has created many great infographics (some of which have been posted on this Sccop.it). The best way to access this is in PDF format. This file is quite large so here is a direct link to it: http://anethicalisland.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rscon-presentation-22.pdf

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A Visual Guide to Generation Z

A Visual Guide to Generation Z | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

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An indepth infographic with background information as well!

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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:37 AM

Generazione Z

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:42 AM

Excelente estudio sociólogico de la Generación Z (niñ@s nacidos entre 1995 y 2009) realizado por la empresa australiana McCrindle.

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, November 28, 2013 4:24 PM

for kids

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The Shift From Cohorts to Competency - Digital Learning Now

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 31, 2013 10:18 PM

What would happen if education shifted away from the cohort system that is used to one based on competency? This report looks at this issue in depth. The page that is linked to includes a full report, an executive summary, a link to the infographic (of which part is shown here), and a link to download the infographic. 

Perhaps the first question to ask is what is competency education? 

"CompetencyWorks defines competency education as a system of education, often referred to as proficiency or mastery based, in which students advance upon mastery. Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students. Assessment is meaningful and serves as a positive learning experience for students. Students receive timely, differentiated support tailored to their individual learning needs. Learning outcomes include the application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions."

For a quick overview check out the infographic, which discusses:

* Why Competency?
* What's Wrong with the Current System?

* 10 Design Choices

* 10 New Capabilities of a Competency-Aligned System

* What Does Competency Education Mean for Students?