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8 Reasons Why I Teach Banned Books… and You Should Too

8 Reasons Why I Teach Banned Books… and You Should Too | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
It seems like every year a new book makes the news because it has been challenged or banned by a school. Books that have been banned run the gamut from Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn to The Holy Bible.
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100 Summer Activities for Kids

100 Summer Activities for Kids | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
School is out. The weather is nice. And your kids are… bored out of their minds. While blog posts about letting kids experiencing boredom this summer have gone viral, we know that sometimes they need a little help figuring out what to do.
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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Science in 2014-2015

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Science in 2014-2015 | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
Looking to invigorate your science curriculum and teaching this year? Help Teaching’s team of teachers understands the time and commitment it takes to prepare meaningful science classes and lab activities, not to mention stay up-to-date with the latest scientific advances. We have gathered links to over 50 of our favorite resources to help support rookie and veteran science teachers and homeschooling parents alike during the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.
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Learning Never Stops: 7 science websites for students of any age

Learning Never Stops: 7 science websites for students of any age | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

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Black History Month Reading List – 30 Titles for Grades K-12

Black History Month Reading List – 30 Titles for Grades K-12 | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

While African-American authors hold their own in the literary world, Black History Month gives you a chance to highlight some of the most celebrated African-American authors and their literary achievements. To help you determine what books to include in your classroom, we’ve compiled a list of some great works to share with children during Black History Month and have added worksheets for all titles as well.

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Not just a list but free printable worksheets for all titles as well!

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A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

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Louis van Cuijk's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:07 PM

Google+ voor scholen maar ook een Google+ handleiding. Die heb ik bij Google nog niet zo gezien.

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Leadership & Success In Disruptive Times: Top Ten Posts 2013

Leadership & Success In Disruptive Times: Top Ten Posts 2013 | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

Success at the speed of change is the mantra of courageous pioneers, avid learners and doers, pragmatic optimists and change-makers, transformational catalysts…
leaders and builders of a better way forward.

 


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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age? 

 

Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.

 

Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.

 


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Bianca Partyka's curator insight, March 31, 2014 2:39 PM

I also think there is no limit to using technology in the classroom. I think every student learns differently and integrating technology in the classroom can help students find new means of studying that works well for them. I agree that teaching students to test them all the the same level is not the way to go about it. I think that it is "destroying our youth" and causing them to be high anxiety. 

ykn.espresso's curator insight, April 19, 2014 8:22 PM

Owning the experience of discovery, especially as it pertains to learning about a situation or topic, results in a deeper understanding of the situation. 

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:19 AM

Leaning towards the digital age is very important for education, because students have recently begun to center their lives around such devices like iPads, computers, and phones. This article explains the slow advances towards the use of computers and other devices that not only make our lives easier through communication, but can also do so very well through education.

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
Motivating students to be (enthusiastically) receptive is one of the most important aspects of mathematics instruction and a critical aspect of the Common Core State Standards. Effective teachers sho

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:42 PM

The learning strategies listed can be modified and adapted to fit all STEM related classes.

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Top 100 Free Education Sites

Top 100 Free Education Sites | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

Need some inspiration for the classroom? These 100 sites cover a range of levels, subject areas, and uses. Some may work directly with students, while others may be more useful to teachers during the planning process. All will help engage students and improve learning in the classroom – that’s why they’re the best. 

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Use quick links at the top to jump to your favorite subject and check "top picks" in each category if you don't have time to visit all sites. Share this awesome list with others!

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International Education Week Activity Toolkit

International Education Week Activity Toolkit | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
International Education Week is just around the corner!Join us in celebrating this event whether you are new to Global Gateway or a seasoned veteran!

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Just in time!

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Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:06 PM

downloadable toolkit

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Free Test Maker - Create Your Own Printables

Free Test Maker - Create Your Own Printables | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
Create your own printable tests, worksheets, and activities using 60,000+ questions across 300 topics, 500+ high quality images, and advanced math equations. Create or use multiple-choice, true-false, open ended, and fill-in-the-blank questions.
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Browse by subject and grade level to check content availability for the topics you teach. Advanced search is great for finding questions for a particular topics (ex: earthquakes, presidents, equation, anatomy, etc).

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15 Engaging and Educational Activities for Fall

15 Engaging and Educational Activities for Fall | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
The words “fall” or “autumn” may bring visions of colorful leaves, falling temperatures, and apple picking, but many students are still lamenting the loss of summer and the beginning of the school year.
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9 Life Skills Every Teen Needs

9 Life Skills Every Teen Needs | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
Teens can accomplish more with their phones in an hour than most people can accomplish in a week. While technology moves us forward, basic life skills are slowly fading into the background.
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Top 10 Ways to Teach the Common Core ELA Standards

Top 10 Ways to Teach the Common Core ELA Standards | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

Bringing the Common Core State Standards for ELA into the classroom may seem like a challenge. While they look intimidating, the Common Core ELA standards simply promote a comprehensive approach to ELA, focusing on the skills students need to be ready for college and their future careers. Keeping this focus in mind and incorporating a few key elements can make teaching the Common Core ELA standards much easier.

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10 Ways to Raise Funds for Your Classroom Needs

10 Ways to Raise Funds for Your Classroom Needs | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

When being creative isn't enough and you need new resources for your classroom, but don’t have the funds, there are websites ready to help you out.

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Gamification Meets Mobile Learning: 4 Best Practices

Gamification Meets Mobile Learning: 4 Best Practices | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
How do you give learners engaging, instant access to e-Learning content? You combine two of the most popular e-Learning trends and create a mobile game.

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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, January 18, 2014 10:10 AM

"Gamification and mobile learning alone are two dynamic trends. Together, they create a powerful strategy..."

Good advice and reminders.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:38 AM

Workin' on this :)

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Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning - Edudemic

Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning - Edudemic | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students.

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BKF's curator insight, January 13, 2014 8:51 AM

Elements courses feature Project Based lessons and are tech enhanced. here are some great tools.

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5 Better Ways To Say 'I Don't Know' In The Classroom

5 Better Ways To Say 'I Don't Know' In The Classroom | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
Do you allow students to answer a question with the response "I don't know" in the classroom? Perhaps you should consider no longer allowing that phrase and instead offering up these five other ways that might get students thinking a bit more.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 5, 2014 12:04 PM

Such a simple idea that not only helps students but causes them to think about thinking!

Michael Westwood's curator insight, January 5, 2014 1:17 PM

Very interesting way to challenge students.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:26 PM

Anything to get the creative juices flowing is a definite added plus! If they don't know, make them think about WHY they don't know!

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5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014 | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

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Elia Lu's curator insight, December 30, 2013 1:08 PM

Excelentes sugerencias de la profesora para nuestras clases del Año Nuevo.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:35 PM

Why are we not making this mandatory?

Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 2014 11:07 AM

EXCELLENT RESOLUTIONS FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER. :o)

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7 Excellent Story Builder Tools for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Excellent Story Builder Tools for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

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How e-Learning Games Translate into Real-World Success

How e-Learning Games Translate into Real-World Success | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it

"Current research indicates that 70 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged, costing the U.S. economy approximately $370 billion in lost productivity and sales. Gamification can make the workplace more engaging, more productive and can recoup lost revenue."


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The Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning [Infographic]

The Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning [Infographic] | Teaching Ideas & Resources | Scoop.it
So how popular is blended learning? This visual guide takes a look at some statistics on blended learning adoption, facts on four different models of blended learning

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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:07 PM

K-12 blended learning primer

Andy Lee's curator insight, November 9, 2013 12:36 PM

Nice infographic on blended learning.

David Bozetarnik's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:35 PM

Blended learning has much potential.  However, it is only PART of the solution to why ails education today.  It is not a replacement for funding.  Adequate funding, whether online of f2f, must go hand in hand.  You can't maximize the potential of education while cutting necessary $$$.

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Online Image Editor

Free Online Image Editor create your own animated gifs resize crop avatars and images. Photo tool for your favorite pictures.

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, October 14, 2013 9:22 AM

The Free Online Image Editor lets you edit images ONLINE.

  - Resize or Crop your (animated gif) images.
  - Add Text to your animated gif images.
  - Make a GIF with our online GIF Maker
  - Add Borders, or Merge and Overlay your picture.
  - Put your image in a Picture Frame or add a Mask.
  - Edit your photo online. 
  - Create round corners on your photos.
  - Overlay your images with predefined animations!
  - Convert, sharpen, reduce size of your animated gif... 
  - Create your OWN twinkle stars animation. 
  - Add your OWN glitters to an image.
  - Make an image shape with the Cut Out Tool.

173 Sud's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:25 AM

 

The Free Online Image Editor lets you edit images ONLINE.

  - Resize or Crop your (animated gif) images.
  - Add Text to your animated gif images.
  - Make a GIF with our online GIF Maker
  - Add Borders, or Merge and Overlay your picture.
  - Put your image in a Picture Frame or add a Mask.
  - Edit your photo online.
  - Create round corners on your photos.
  - Overlay your images with predefined animations!
  - Convert, sharpen, reduce size of your animated gif...
  - Create your OWN twinkle stars animation.
  - Add your OWN glitters to an image.
  - Make an image shape with the Cut Out Tool.

Training in Business's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:38 AM

Online Image Editor