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"You teach skills, not book content."

"You teach skills, not book content." | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Teachers need to move away from just the content of literature to skill based instruction that can be applied to content under Common Core.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 17, 2012 6:18 AM

It goes back to the adage: "We teach children not subjects."

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Common Core Big Idea Series 1: A New Blueprint

Common Core Big Idea Series 1: A New Blueprint | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This is the first post in a five-part series which takes a look at five big ideas for implementation of the Common Core State Standards, authored by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins In...
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Scaffolding for Deep Understanding

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How do we help novice learners become more expert? Peter Skillen uses collaborative journal writing environments to move kids beyond social talk into deeper thinking.
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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

100 Search Engines For Academic Research.. .Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for.


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Its wonderful list . Thanks for sharing it. I wasn't aware of such a big list till now.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Summer is a good time to up the skills.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 17, 2012 6:19 AM

Summer is a good time for reflection and considering what happens next.

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DragonBox - Innovative Ipad App for Learning Algebra

DragonBox - Innovative Ipad App for Learning Algebra | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

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"DragonBox is making me reconsider all the times I’ve called an educational app “innovative.” Many educational apps are some form of flashcard, a way to enforce rote repetition and memory with some veneer of interactivity and multimedia layered on top. To be honest, I’m pretty tired of interactive picture books — yes, there are definitely some fun ones out there, but they’re not really any more “innovative” than pop-up books read out loud by an adult. It’s just an extension of the medium.


Here, though, we have an app that is allowing kids to learn a tricky subject through a gradual introduction of new rules and concepts — just like playing through an in-game tutorial where you first learn to look around, then walk, then jump, then pull out your weapons and fire, and then you’re off and running and you never had to sit down and read a manual. When the developers tested their app with hundreds of students in Norway, they found that more than 30% of them were able to solve equations after an hour of playing the game, and that rate more than doubled after two hours." 


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Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing

Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Hearing, for the most part, is a no-brainer. When we listen, that’s when the neurons really fire.
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Whale imitated human speech, scientists say

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Report in Current Biology sparks media frenzy over the beluga balladeer. ...

 

To make those human-like sounds, NOC had to vary the pressure in his nasal tract while making other muscular adjustments and inflating the vestibular sac in his blowhole, the researchers found.

“Our observations suggest that the whale had to modify its vocal mechanics in order to make the speech-like sounds,” said Dr. Sam Ridgway, president of the National Marine Mammal Foundation. “Such obvious effort suggests motivation for contact.”

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Presidential Debate Rules and Format

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How the rules and format of the U.S. presidential debates have changed throughout history.

 

excerpt: "The first televised presidential debate was a huge step for modern politics. While the majority of radio listeners considered Richard Nixon the winner, television gave John Kennedy a clear advantage. Kennedy, who was tan, fit, and well-rested, was considered the winner by television viewers who didn’t appeal to Nixon, a pale and sweaty mess after being ill for weeks. The Great Debates displayed television’s power to move campaigns forward. Debate rules and formats continue to evolve, as do the people in charge."

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Palloff and Pratt’s (1999) notion of the “transmission of knowledge” (ETEC 532)

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17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos

17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images.


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A vegetation education: Test your knowledge of region's watery plant life - The News-Press

A vegetation education: Test your knowledge of region's watery plant life - The News-Press | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
A vegetation education: Test your knowledge of region's watery plant lifeThe News-PressYou may know the difference between a live oak and a sabal palm, but can you tell spatterdock from sargassum?
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At Pinterest party, attendees put creative passion into practice - Las Vegas Review - Journal

At Pinterest party, attendees put creative passion into practice - Las Vegas Review - Journal | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Las Vegas Review - JournalAt Pinterest party, attendees put creative passion into practiceLas Vegas Review - JournalFashion Camp LV founder Erin Bianchi, center, talks with from left, Angela Burnette, Colleen Irie and Allyson Christou during a...
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"You teach skills, not book content."

"You teach skills, not book content." | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Teachers need to move away from just the content of literature to skill based instruction that can be applied to content under Common Core.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 17, 2012 6:18 AM

It goes back to the adage: "We teach children not subjects."

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Google Maps for Educators

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Google Maps for Educators | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

In the last month or so I have had a lot of requests to share my short guide to Google Maps for Educators. Since I originally published the guide a couple of things have changed in Google Maps. Therefore, I have updated the guide and I'm republishing it now.


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The Facebook Cheat Sheet Shows All the Keyboard Shortcuts to Use Facebook Faster

The Facebook Cheat Sheet Shows All the Keyboard Shortcuts to Use Facebook Faster | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Save some time (while wasting time) on Facebook with handy keyboard shortcuts for quickly getting around the social networking site, finding conversations, and composing messages.

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Children’s TV Enjoys a Renaissance

Children’s TV Enjoys a Renaissance | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Emily Nussbaum: "Like most parents of my generation, I watched plenty of television as a child, although my choices were comparatively narrow" ...


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TextGrabber + Translator App - Mobile Scanner for IPhone or IPad

TextGrabber + Translator App - Mobile Scanner for IPhone or IPad | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"TextGrabber + Translator turns your iPhone into a multifunctional mobile scanner with translation capability."

 

An inexpensive app that can actually turn an iPhone and IPad into a scanner. You simply take a picture of a document with your device and the app uses Optical Character Recognition to create an editable text file. Just take a picture of the text, and you can immediately edit it or translate, share via e-mail and SMS, or post directly to your account at on Facebook, Twitter and Evernote.

 

Not only that, but it can translate documents from more than 40 different languages. This app can also be very useful for anyone who prefers or needs to read (and manipulate) digital text documents rather than print documents.

 

One more app that is leveling the playing field!

 


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4 Things to Look for in a Vocabulary Activity

4 Things to Look for in a Vocabulary Activity | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

What Makes a good vocabulary TEACHING activity.


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10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity

10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
By Terry Heick What might happen if educators experimented with some of the lessons YouTube’s staggering success has taught us? 1.
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Top 5 Legal Mythbusters - NakedLaw by Avvo.com

Top 5 Legal Mythbusters - NakedLaw by Avvo.com | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Rumors and urban myths impact our decision making --in and out of the classroom-- more often than we would like to admit. Don't let it happen by staying informed and fact checking.

 

exerpt: "Sure, frivolous lawsuits occur sometimes—people are greedy jerks and will take advantage of the system if they can—but in reality, they are few and far between. And most of the ones bandied about by tort reformers are actually completely untrue, or important information that makes them justifiable was left out. Here are a few you might not know about."

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» Are You Tired All the Time? Food Might Be to Blame - World of Psychology

» Are You Tired All the Time? Food Might Be to Blame - World of Psychology | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
There are a multitude of factors that contribute to fatigue. Sometimes when we’re sleepwalking through the day, it is simply because of what we eat.
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Welcome to Storyboard That

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FREE - Storyboard That is free software for rapid creation of visual storyboards. 

Storyboards provide a powerful framework to organize your thoughts and explain an idea or concept. The visual cues in the storyboards set context and reduce different interpretations...


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Aaron's comment, September 13, 2012 12:51 PM
Thanks for posting this! I am the owner of storyboard that, and I can say we loved making it, and hope you love using it. If there is anything we can do to make it better, please let us know. Happy storyboarding! - Aaron
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Baiba, If you haven't been back recently - the website is better than ever!
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Free music and sound loops for PowerPoint presentations

Free music and sound loops for PowerPoint presentations | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Download free free music and sound loops for PowerPoint presentations for school, business and home use.

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Why I became a teacher: because I know education changes people's lives - The Guardian (blog)

Why I became a teacher: because I know education changes people's lives - The Guardian (blog) | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Why I became a teacher: because I know education changes people's livesThe Guardian (blog)I knew I wanted to pass on my love of learning and my love of literature. But conventional routes to teaching didn't work for me.
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