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6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Via Bhushan THAPLIYAL, Juergen Wagner, RitaZ, Rui Guimarães Lima, michel verstrepen
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sarah's curator insight, March 18, 1:37 PM

Utiles pour encourager les élèves à écrire et créer des histoires.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 12:49 PM

Using comic strips is one powerful way to get students excited and motivated about the writing act. Students love to interact with visuals and tools such as the ones listed below will empower them to do just that. Using these comic strip generators , students will get  to engage in conversations using cartoonic characters and build stories and share their works with each other.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 7:45 PM

I like these ideas! Teaching comic strip writing can be lots of fun!

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Sesame Street reaches out to 2.7 million American children with an incarcerated parent

Last week, Sesame Street added a new character -- Alex, a child whose father is in prison. The new feature was meant to deal with the reality of a sharp increase in the number of incarcerated adults in the U.S.
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Tocomail - safe email for kids

Tocomail - safe email for kids | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Tocomail is free, simple and safe email for kids that offers parents complete control over kids email activity while providing a fun and safe email service experience with kids email app.

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teachers can use this and share with parents.

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Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems

Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Allowing learners to struggle will actually help them learn better, according to research on “productive failure” conducted by Manu Kapur, a researcher at the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 26, 9:36 PM

We often walk students through the process of learning new concepts and ideas, providing scaffolding and guidance. This post says that new research show that this may not be the best way to learn...that the struggle in learning how to solve a problem. Although they may not successfully solve the problem they may score better when they are tested later on.

There is more information about this study in the post. To go directly to the study, Classroom-based Experiments in ProductiveFailure, you can click through to this link: http://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2011/papers/0644/paper0644.pdf.

niftyjock's curator insight, February 26, 9:58 PM

Absolutely, its the impasse where real learning takes places. Manu Kapur has a great presentation about this http://youtu.be/LnljG9I33KM

Needs more research.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 27, 1:32 PM

They are probably getting help. It is just subtle and part of the general learning environment that is created by good teachers.

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How to Build Thick Skin and Stop Being So Sensitive

How to Build Thick Skin and Stop Being So Sensitive | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Check out these important tips for building thick skin in your life - and stop feeling so easily threatened and offended by what people say or do.
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Offers good suggestions for building a "thicker skin."

 

excerpt: "Clearly, there are many benefits to being a HSP. They can often connect with others easily and be more kind and understanding toward everyone, as well as more introspective and creative.

However, sometimes this high sensitivity can also become tiresome, unhealthy, and counterproductive."

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Recruiters are so desperate for engineers they're looking in virtual study lounges - Quartz

Recruiters are so desperate for engineers they're looking in virtual study lounges - Quartz | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Recruiters are so desperate for engineers they're looking in virtual study lounges
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The intense demand for engineering talent in Silicon Valley has helped spawn developer training bootcamps and recruiting-focused startups.
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40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents

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40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents

Search Institute has identified the following building blocks of healthy development—known as Developmental Assets—that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

This particular list is intended for adolescents (age 12-18). If you'd like to see the lists for other age groups, you can find them on the Developmental Assets Lists page.

For more information on the assets and the research behind them, see the Developmental Assets research page.

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Great organization that did a lot of research in resilience.

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Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Defending the ‘Incredible GDP Map’

Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Defending the ‘Incredible GDP Map’ | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Exploration of data visualization for people who "knew it". I didnt know it. I wonder how many others "knew" how much GDP is produced by a few cities in the USA...
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The Topic Sentence Paragraph

In studying the etymology of the word paragraph , we find that it origin- ated in Greece. The term paragraphos meant a mark in the margin of a manuscript to set off part of a text. (Para = "beside"; graph = "mark"). As scholars have pointed out, since these early writers didn't indent the way we do today, or actually write in paragraphs as we know them, they used these marks in the margins to draw the reader's eyes to certain points. The contemporary use of paragraphs is very closely related to this practice.

 

There are two (2) kinds of paragraphs: the Topic Sentence Paragraph and the Function Paragraph. As pointed out by Neeld (1980), the "Topic Sentence Paragraph takes one main idea and develops it. The topic sentence (sometimes stated, sometimes implied) tells the readers what you are about to discuss, focuses the reader's mind on that particular thing, and then provides enough information to prove or explain or illustrate or otherwise develop that main idea." The author of Writing/2nd Edition, Dr. Neeld adds that "thus it is possible to break a Topic Sentence Paragraph down into two parts: the topic sentence itself (the main idea, either stated or implied) and the additional sentences (directly related to the topic sentence and developing it)."

 

 

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The Conference Paradox: In-Person Matters When You Live on the Edge - Techonomy

The Conference Paradox: In-Person Matters When You Live on the Edge - Techonomy | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Why do we still need the physical presence of a conference in an increasingly virtual world?
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Demographic Shifts Contribute To The Changing Face Of Retail

Demographic Shifts Contribute To The Changing Face Of Retail | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Retailers, including Wal-Mart and Target, are trying to adapt their models to suit urban areas.
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Marriage in ancient Rome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marriage in ancient Rome

Marriage in ancient Rome was a strictly monogamous institution: a Roman citizen by law could have only one spouse at a time. The practice of monogamy distinguished the Greeks and Romans from other ancient civilizations, in which elite males typically had multiple wives.

Greco-Roman monogamy may have arisen from the egalitarianism of the democratic and republican political systems of the city-states. It is one aspect of ancient Roman culture that was embraced by early Christianity, which in turn perpetuated it as an ideal in later Western culture.[2]

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excerpt: "Marriage had mythical precedents, starting with the abduction of the Sabine Women, which may reflect the archaic custom of bride abduction.Romulus and his band of male immigrants were rejected conubium, the legal right to intermarriage, from the Sabines. According to Livy, Romulusand his men abducted the Sabine maidens, but promised them an honorable marriage, in which they would enjoy the benefits of property, citizenship, and children. These three benefits seem to define the purpose of marriage in ancient Rome.[3]"

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X-rays uncover hidden faces in Rembrandt painting | Science News

X-rays uncover hidden faces in Rembrandt painting | Science News | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Lead paint under the surface of the work gives away the artist’s indecisiveness.
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Graphic Organizers for Writing

Graphic Organizers for Writing | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
A selection of graphic organizers for writing. The organizers are in PDF format, ready to print and use.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, juandoming, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Judith Morais's curator insight, April 7, 7:23 AM

A range of prompts, templates etc to encourage and develop writing skills.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 20, 6:28 PM

Some useful pages here!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 22, 10:27 PM

Graphic organisers are essential for assisting students develop their understanding of text forms. 

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How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic - by @BRHolland

How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic - by @BRHolland | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. This information could be a link to a web site, a video, …

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Stephanee Stephens's curator insight, February 28, 7:28 AM

Try out @aurasma as a great platform. 

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Five Content Curation Mistakes That B2B Marketers Need To Avoid

Five Content Curation Mistakes That B2B Marketers Need To Avoid | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the guest post by Patricia Hume, President of Trapit, and published on MarketingProfs:
"It's impossible for marketers to create enough original, quality material for each channel every day, which is why many rely on content curation to help build brand awareness and generate leads via social media and email marketing.

Here are five of the top content curation mistakes that B2B marketers need to avoid if they want to offer their audiences value, rather than noise.

1. Skimming the Headline and Sharing Immediately
A good headline doesn't mean a good article. Sometimes, it doesn't even mean a relevant article. That's why it's important to take the time to read the entire article before sharing it with an audience.
Content curation is about showing thought leadership, too; so, if you don't engage with the article yourself, then you can't show your expertise about the topic.

2. Checking Only the Most Popular Stories and Sources for Content
If your content curation is supposed to attract people to the brand for originality and thought leadership, depending on the most-visited sources and most-read articles is merely going to backfire. Your social media accounts won't stand out, and prospects and customers won't see the value in following them.

3. Not Personalizing for Your Audience
In a world of almost infinite content, your audience is going to be interested only in the stories that are most relevant to their needs.
You should carefully consider the target audience for each piece of curated content.

4. Promoting the Same Content Across Every Channel
One tactic that's employed by time-starved marketers is to share one link across a few different channels, all at once.
Ultimately, doing so undermines the purpose of content curation.

5. Spending Too Much Time Curating Content
It can take hours to create a blog post, and just a few minutes to curate content. So marketers may write blog posts a few days a week and fill the gaps in output with curated content very quickly.
But curating good content that effectively engages the audience—and making sure each piece is promoted and distributed in the context of each social environment—can take hours..."

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http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2014/24500/five-content-curation-mistakes-b2b-marketers-are-making


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Five Content Curation Mistakes That B2B Marketers Need To Avoid. 

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Help Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills Infographic

Help Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills Infographic | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The Help Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills Infographic presents the 7 stages of critical thinking to turn your students into critical thinkers.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, February 27, 6:09 AM

Great visual for every classroom of critical thinkers and inquiry learners...

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Klout's Joe Fernandez: How a Math Mediocrity Became a Social Ranking Guru - Businessweek

Klout's Joe Fernandez: How a Math Mediocrity Became a Social Ranking Guru - Businessweek | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Klout's Joe Fernandez: How a Math Mediocrity Became a Social Ranking Guru
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My jobs are all about taking massive amounts of data and using them in interesting ways. It's funny, because I literally failed math in high school.
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How To: How To - Learn Calculus in 15 Minutes

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Differential calculus is one of the two branches of calculus, the other is integral calculus. Most mathematicians refer to both branches together as simply calculus.

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Teaching and Assessing Student Resiliencies

Teaching and Assessing Student Resiliencies | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
In this fourth post in a series about comprehensive student assessment, I’m taking on the subject of resilience and how it is we can both teach and assess students in this area. I’ve been arguing
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Resilience is one of the most important qualities our students need to build and develop. They encompass a lot of skills though. Many are listed in this article. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 1:16 PM

I will have to think about the assessment part. As long as it is a formative process or assessment as learning, it is probably workable. For marks, I don't think so.

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"Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

"Why Do We Need to Learn This?" | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
"When are we going to ever use this stuff?" is a protesting lament heard by most teachers several times a year. It comes from students with little patience to put up with ideas or concepts too abstra
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Illuminations: Search

Illuminations: Search | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Online tech resources for Math classes.

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There are various ways to use these math resources. One idea is to use them in inquiry-based or project-based lesson activities. Students can quickly see results of inputs.

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7 Ways To Meet New People (And Have Fun Doing It) | CAREEREALISM

7 Ways To Meet New People (And Have Fun Doing It) | CAREEREALISM | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
It can be hard to meet new people, but it can be done! Check out these fun ways to meet new people and expand your social & professional networks.
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Ancient Greek marriage law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ancient Greek marriage law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The ancient Greek legislators considered the relation of marriage a matter of public interest. This was particularly the case at Sparta, where the subordination of private interests and happiness to the public was strongly exemplified in the regulations.

For instance, by the laws of Lycurgus of Sparta, criminal proceedings might be taken against those who married too late (graphe opsigamiou) or unsuitably (graphe kakogamiou), as well as against those who did not marry at all (graphe agamiou).[1][2][3] These regulations were founded on the generally recognised principle that it was the duty of every citizen to raise up a strong and healthy progeny of legitimate children to the state.[4]

 
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Could this consideration of "public interest" be at the heart of the combative narrative against "non-traditional" marriages: homosexual, interracial, and others? 

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The Roman Empire: in the First Century. The Roman Empire. Life In Roman Times. Family Life | PBS

The Roman Empire: in the First Century. The Roman Empire. Life In Roman Times. Family Life | PBS | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Ancient Rome was a man’s world. In politics, society and the family, men held both the power and the purse-strings – they even decided whether a baby would live or die. 

Families were dominated by men. At the head of Roman family life was the oldest living male, called the "paterfamilias," or "father of the family." He looked after the family's business affairs and property and could perform religious rites on their behalf. 

Absolute power 

The paterfamilias had absolute rule over his household and children. If they angered him, he had the legal right to disown his children, sell them into slavery or even kill them. 

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I've heard this, but didn't believe it. I wonder how ancient Greece compared. Students would probably get a kick out of talking about their rights throughout history. Imagine an inquiry-based learning assignment that looks at their value as children at various times in history...

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