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A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

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A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks (Great resource.

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Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 - We Are Teachers

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Reviews and best practices from teachers who have used apps.

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You Don’t Attract the Wrong Men. You ACCEPT The Wrong Men. | Licensed Professional Online Therapy and Counseling Services

You Don’t Attract the Wrong Men. You ACCEPT The Wrong Men. | Licensed Professional Online Therapy and Counseling Services | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Knowing that you need to change who you have in your life is the way to begin.
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The World Is Becoming A Better Place

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"People who love to complain about how horrible everything is also love to point out that the world is always changing — and change is of course always horrible, because it destroys the way things used to be. It's easy to get depressed by all the 'everything is horrible' talk.  So it's nice to sometimes remind ourselves that some things — many things, in fact — are getting better all the time."


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Caterin Victor's curator insight, November 10, 8:24 PM

I am very sorow, but the world is not better,  and not because of the changing, the thing the way it used to be, because the Arabs went crazy, nuts, with the ISIS, Daesh and in the desire of a Muslim Caliphat, and killing  everywhere  and anybody like phsichopats,  and the world became an ugly and dangerous place to live in. Democratie is allmost non existing, and the people are scared like hell.!!!  Is this a better place?? I doubt !!!    

Beth Marinucci's curator insight, November 12, 5:49 AM

Some good news . . .

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 19, 5:10 PM

It is easy to talk about all the things that are wrong with the world today. It is a nice change in pace posting about something good going on in the world for once. Covering all regions of the world, this article is about how the world is becoming a better place. Thank god. Looking at the annual death because of battle, it is clear to see that the world is in fact, getting better. There are less deaths, which in turn also mean that there are less battles going on in the world. Poverty rate has also gone way down in the past couple of years. Even though there is still a huge amount of poverty, it has been getting better throughout the years. Another chart presented along with many other, was the life expectancy rate going through the roof. The best example is China, having their life expectancy at age 30 in the 1960's to age 75 now. There is still much room for improvement in the world such as disease, poverty, and climate changes, but this article makes me worry a little less about our world today.   

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Deep Habits: Forget Your Project Ideas (Until You Can’t Forget Them) - Study Hacks - Cal Newport

Deep Habits: Forget Your Project Ideas (Until You Can’t Forget Them) - Study Hacks - Cal Newport | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
An Idea About Ideas A graduate student recently sent me a note asking how I keep track of potential projects in my academic work. This got me thinking, and
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How to Interpret a Satellite Image: Five Tips and Strategies

How to Interpret a Satellite Image: Five Tips and Strategies | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
What do you do when presented with a new satellite image? Here's what the Earth Observatory team does to understand the view.

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Aerial photography can be quite beautiful, as cansatellite imagery. These are more than just pretty pictures; interpreting aerial photography and satellite imagery is not easy; here is a great article that gives an introduction on how to interpret satellite imagery. With a little training, satellite images become rich data sources (instead of some visually meaningless data).  Using Stratocam, you can explore and tag some of the amazing place on Earth. 

 

 

Tags: mapping, perspective, remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 Geoprinciples.

 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 3, 9:30 AM

Aerial photography can be quite beautiful, as can satellite imagery. These are more than just pretty pictures; interpreting aerial photography and satellite imagery is not easy; here is a great article that gives an introduction on how to interpret satellite imagery. With a little training, satellite images become rich data sources (instead of some visually meaningless data).  Using Stratocam, you can explore and tag some of the amazing place on Earth. 


Tags: mapping, perspective, remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 Geoprinciples.


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The Thanksgiving Story: The Pilgrims Revisited

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Explore resources for exploding myths about the Pilgrims, the Indians, the Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving.
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The Thanksgiving Story: The Pilgrims Revisited

The Internet is full of useful materials for exploding myths about the Pilgrims, the Indians, the Mayflower, and the First Thanksgiving. Whether you teach kindergarten or college, you'll find valuable information and teaching tools on the WWW. This week, Education World explores the best of those online resources.


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"perhaps the most comprehensive source of information about the Mayflower and its passengers can be found at Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages. Visitors to this site get a fascinating glimpse of Pilgrim life that's sure to surprise, intrigue, and sometimes shock. Here, you can learn about the Mayflower's physical dimensions; see the ship's passenger and crew lists; find out about the lives of the girls and women aboard ship; read accounts of the Pilgrims' voyage, landing, and settlement of Plymouth; and learn the truth about their relationship with the local Indians. The site contains a first-person account of the First Thanksgiving celebration, a photograph of the Mayflower's original passenger list written by William Bradford, versions of the Pilgrim's Peace Treaty with Massasoit, copies of the Pilgrims' wills and estate inventories, and other documents that provide unique insights into the lives of the Pilgrims. Information about Pilgrim food, clothing, weapons, and games is also provided.


"Additional resources at the site include a Message to Teachers, a link to a page of myths about the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving that have been taught in classrooms for generations, an area that allows students to email questions to the site's creator, some slightly scandalous accounts of the personal and criminal history of some Mayflower passengers -- and much, much more. In fact, exploring this site is almost as great an adventure as the one it describes."

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19 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Becoming a Morning Person - Health News and Views - Health.com

19 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Becoming a Morning Person - Health News and Views - Health.com | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Everyone has the potential to be an early riser. Here's how to train yourself to enjoy your mornings better.
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I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System

I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win.
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Just How Did The Ancient Greeks And Romans Cut Marble?

Just How Did The Ancient Greeks And Romans Cut Marble? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Watching marble being extracted from a modern quarry is an impressive sight, one that requires a tricky combination of skill, coordination, and advanced machinery to achieve.
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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

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Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.

 
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There's a lot of good advice in this article. It's excellent for dealing with toxic people, but it is also good for avoiding burnout when in any stressful job position. This is especially good for educators of all kinds.

 

If you were ever looking for emotional skills and social skills, this is a great list of those people need to learn (and to continually practice) in order to maintain healthy resilience: The skills can just as easily replace the word "they" with "resilient people..."

 

They Set Limits (Especially with Complainers)


They Don’t Die in the Fight


They Rise Above


They Stay Aware of Their Emotions


They Establish Boundaries


They Won’t Let Anyone Limit Their Joy


They Don't Focus on Problems—Only Solutions


They Don’t Forget


They Squash Negative Self-Talk


They Get Some Sleep


They Limit Their Caffeine Intake


They Use Their Support System


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Highest Paying Exercise Science & Sports Medicine Careers

Highest Paying Exercise Science & Sports Medicine Careers | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Under the umbrella of movement science and physical medicine are many career pathways one can pursue. However, all have the following in common… to help improve upon the body’s current capacity or composition.


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Terry's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:38 PM

Athletic training #11!

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I was surprised at the different careers within the broad category of sports medicine such as chiropractor, physical therapy, trainers, nutritionist etc.. I also liked how you could see the average salary of both and not just the range of the salaries. 

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Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

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"Essential questions are, ask Grant Wiggins defines, “‘essential’ in the sense of signaling genuine, important and necessarily-ongoing inquiries.” These are grapple-worthy, substantive questions that not only require wrestling with, but are worth wrestling with–that could lead students to some critical insight in a 40/40/40-rule sense of the term."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 16, 9:49 PM

If you are looking for a long list of essential questions this post may be just what you are looking for. There are over 100 essential questions divided into 20 categories. Some of the categories include:

* Social Justice

* Culture: Values, Beliefs & Rituals

* Constructing Identities

* Heroes and "She-roes"

* Nature in the Balance

* Our View of the World and Ourselves

Have fun exploring this extensive list. Be aware that the focus is Humanities and the Arts. If you find it useful and would like to see more that promote STEM inquiry make sure to leave a message in the comment section at te@chthought.

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Uncovering Human Agency | Teachinghistory.org

Uncovering Human Agency | Teachinghistory.org | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Academic language is used in specific ways in history textbooks. A lot of complex information is often packed within a single paragraph. History teachers may feel the need to have their English Language Learners (ELLs) read less than other students, simplify some texts for ELLs, or use different ways of presenting some of the same information to ELLs through graphic organizers. While these ways of presenting information to ELLs may be helpful for them at very low levels of language proficiency, ELLs still have to deal with the reading challenges of complex language in textbooks. They also need to be prepared for assessments that are not simplified or represented visually for them. Therefore, history teachers must understand how academic language is used in textbooks so they are able to assist their students, and particularly ELLs, to access this discipline-specific language. One strategy for assisting teachers and their ELLs to focus on this complex language is Uncovering Human Agency.

 
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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Sure, games can teach gravity or supply and demand, but can they show us how to build a good argument? The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation.
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Debunking Homework Myths

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Check out these homework myths one teacher debunked and the strategies he used to successfully engage his students in homework.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 12:50 PM

Frequently, I had parents ask why their children did not get homework. I said we worked hard in class and got it done together. When I sent projects home, the students were excited to work differently with their parents helping them.

 

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Map shows how race is a social construct

Map shows how race is a social construct | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Americans' understanding of who counts as 'white' has changed dramatically throughout the country's history and even over the last century alone. This map — which covers a decade of immigration to the US, from 1892 to 1903 — is a dramatic illustration of what it looked like when 'white' wasn't the same thing as European.  Mouse over any part of the map to magnify it."

 

Tags: race, historical, USA, map.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, November 9, 3:23 PM

And a political construct, too ...

Caterin Victor's curator insight, November 10, 8:43 AM

 Up to me, race and colour don`t matter. Most important is the personality. America have now a black President. Is it better??

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Here's What Happens When A School Pays Its Teachers A Lot, Lot More Money

Here's What Happens When A School Pays Its Teachers A Lot, Lot More Money | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
What if teachers were paid salaries more on par with doctors and lawyers? Lo and behold, the teachers perform better and students learn more.
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IQ's Corner: The Motivation and Academic Competence (MACM) Commitment Pathway to Learning Model: Crossing the Rubicon to Learning Action

IQ's Corner: The Motivation and Academic Competence (MACM) Commitment Pathway to Learning Model: Crossing the Rubicon to Learning Action | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

When asked by teachers or parents to help understand why a particular student is not achieving adequately, school psychologists have traditionally reached for an intelligence battery.  Although understanding a student’s general, broad and specific cognitive abilities contributes important information for determining general expectations and the need for special instructional serves, at best, measures of cognitive abilities account for only approximately 40% to 50% of a student’s predicted achievement.  Much is still unexplained.  Furthermore, attempts at modifying intelligence, or identifying evidence-based cognitive-aptitude-achievement interactions (ATI's) that can be implemented at the level of individual students, have not yet provided the magical link between cognitive ability testing and evidence-based instructional or cognitive modifiability recommendations.  It is clear that school psychologists must go “beyond IQ” to help teachers, parents, and students themselves, to maximize student learning.

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" Walberg's (1981) theory of educational productivity is one of the few empirically tested theories of school learning.  Walberg's model is based on an extensive review and integration of over 3,000 studies (DiPerna, Volpe & Stephen, 2002; Wang, Haertel, and Walberg, 1997).  Walberg et al. reported that the following key variables are important for understanding school learning—student ability and prior achievement, motivation, age or developmental level, quantity of instruction, quality of instruction, classroom climate, home environment, peer group, and exposure to mass media outside of school (Walberg, Fraser & Welch, 1986).  The first three variables (ability, motivation, and age) reflect student individual difference characteristics.  The fourth and fifth variables reflect characteristics of instruction (quantity and quality), and the final four variables (classroom climate, home environment, peer group, and exposure to media) represent aspects of the psychological environment(DiPerna et al., 2002).  Clearly student characteristics are important for school learning, but they only comprise a portion of the complete learning equation."

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A Condensed History of Quarantine's Success and Failure

A Condensed History of Quarantine's Success and Failure | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
"Sitting at home, our idea of a quarantine probably brings to mind one of two images. The first is a humane and sanitary containment system, where victims are tended to by healthcare workers versed in precautionary measures to prevent spread, and perhaps a second containment system for those who may have been in contact with the disease, so that those who are not infected remain so, and those who are can be swiftly moved to the correct facility. The other image is that of the dystopian novels, where thousands of people — sick and well — are left to fend for themselves in abandoned stadiums or hospitals, as the rest of the word metaphorically throws red tape around the area and walks away. "Sadly, the reality of quarantine is closer to the second image than the first, and it may even be more dire than that.
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The Surprising Truth About Where New Jobs Come From

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The surprising truth is that over the last twenty five years, almost all of the private sector jobs have been created by businesses less than five years old.

“In fact, between 1988 and 2011,” write Jason Wiens and Chris Jackson of the Kauffman Foundation, “companies more than five years old destroyed more jobs than they created in all but eight of those years.”
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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, October 20, 6:08 PM

I am sharing this post because I feel that it fits well with my earlier scoops regarding Project Based Learning (PBL)

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Aztec Sacrifice, Religion and Culture

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Facts and figures about the Aztec civilization, including population size, areal extent, crops grown and rituals practiced.
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World war one in Google Street View

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From British prisoners of war being marched through Bruges to anti-aircraft guns on the Eiffel Tower and new recruits in Toronto, our Street View specialist takes us back 100 years Continue reading...

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This could be something exciting that would transform field trips by giving the trip a fourth dimension--time. Photos and film at the exact locations students visit could change the ways student engage with history and explore contexts.

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Digital Storytelling: how to make an animated PPT movie

How-to video for creating digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint. For more resources from Nancye Blair, visit www.EngagingEducation.net.

 

Wonderful resource!  


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Maria Persson's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:48 PM

All part and parcel of having your 'digital' voice heard.  Great tool.  

Allison Kenney's curator insight, October 16, 8:46 AM

Not the same old PPT that we used to use.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 20, 3:24 AM

Je suis de plus en plus convaincu qu'il faut raconter des histoires, même à des 'grands'.

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View 70+ Companies that are Participating at UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO!

View 70+ Companies that are Participating at UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO! | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Leaders from UAS, geospatial, government, academia, and the media are presenting, exhibiting, and generously sponsoring at the ASPRS UAS Symposium in Reno. View the over 70 companies who are partic...
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