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New Teaching Channel Videos Can Help You Teach Digital Literacy, Align Lessons To The Common Core | | 21st Century Classroom - Technology Intergration | Media literacy

New Teaching Channel Videos Can Help You Teach Digital Literacy, Align Lessons To The Common Core | | 21st Century Classroom -  Technology Intergration | Media literacy | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
At Common Sense Media, we understand how important, and sometimes challenging, it can be to teach lessons that align with ELA Common Core (CC) Standar... (RT @edutopia: RT @CommonSenseEdu: Teach digital literacy & align lessons to #CCSS?
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MEAP move to Michigan Treasury is 'timeout for bad behavior,' could affect federal funds

MEAP move to Michigan Treasury is 'timeout for bad behavior,' could affect federal funds | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
Legislators are framing the move as an attempt to give control of testing the state's students to a "more responsive" department.
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Imagery: A Key to Understanding Math

Imagery: A Key to Understanding Math | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
According to math educators, mathematical imagery is what students are missing, and what causes confusion. "Mathematics is a way to read the world of nature and technology around us. If a teacher can convey this, the entire world becomes an exciting textbook.”
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Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It

Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
Letter-grades fail at giving students specific information about how they are doing in class.
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How Are Teachers and Students Using Khan Academy?

How Are Teachers and Students Using Khan Academy? | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
An SRI International report found that in general, the Khan Academy is not impacting traditional teacher directed instruction, especially when schools have limited access to computers.
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Why Common Core Won't Work - American Thinker

Why Common Core Won't Work - American Thinker | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
WND.com Why Common Core Won't Work American Thinker The debate over Common Core in public schools is not about education, but rather about the institutionalization and homogenization of education.
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A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

"Pad, this mystic gadget that has been making the news since its launch a few years ago, has now secured a strong foothold inside different educational settings. Its sharp design, practical portability, and the sublime sense of mobile gadgetry it bestows upon its users and, above all, its widespread among learners , all of these factors combined made this tablet an indispensable tool in the learning toolkit of students."


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:20 PM

This Educators Technology post, featured by John Evans' Scoop It page, addresses several items regarding iPads and the effective integration of mobile devices.  Some of those features includes, iPad integration evaluation rubrics, iPad usage oath/policies, app recommendations and more beneficial resources. 

Ingrid Russell's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:30 AM

Essential iPad info here.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:13 PM

For the younger generation it's "Love at first Swipe"

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Education-2020 - 21st Century Learning

Education-2020 - 21st Century Learning | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
RT @csctfl: What do 21st century learners need ? http://t.co/HPeEQ9kAev http://t.co/2QM1f4w2nD
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5 Myths About Our Schools That Fall Apart When You Look Closer

5 Myths About Our Schools That Fall Apart When You Look Closer | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
How our schools could be so much better than they are now.
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Teaching Strategies Toolbox

Teaching Strategies Toolbox | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
This site was designed to help teachers quickly find strategies for teaching students with diverse backgrounds through multiple learning models.
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'Visual Thinking – The Basics (including remembering how to draw ...

'Visual Thinking – The Basics (including remembering how to draw ... | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
Crackerjack's new 'Visual Thinking – The Basics (including remembering how to draw!)' training workshop is being held on Monday 6th January 2014 in Nottingham. This 1 day workshop is a great starting point for those ...
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3 Presentation Tools Teachers Are Now Using

3 Presentation Tools Teachers Are Now Using | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
Presentations are more than just Powerpoint or Keynote. While those presentation tools will get the presentation-making job done, there are definitely better options out there.
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Reading Without Understanding -- Common Core Versus Abraham Lincoln - Huffington Post

Reading Without Understanding -- Common Core Versus Abraham Lincoln - Huffington Post | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
Reading Without Understanding -- Common Core Versus Abraham Lincoln Huffington Post Valerie Strauss, an education reporter for The Washington Post, recently posted an excellent and very critical blog on the inadequacies of the Common Core's...
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Are Kids Too Coddled?

Are Kids Too Coddled? | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
Tougher education standards like the Common Core may require a tough love that some parents and educators don’t like.
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How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile?

How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile? | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
The quantity of students’ homework is a lot less important than its quality. Enriching children’s classroom learning requires making homework not shorter or longer, but smarter.
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Watch Out TED Talks: Here Comes A New Generation

Watch Out TED Talks: Here Comes A New Generation | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
TED-Ed is launching a new program for schools with materials to walk students through the process of identifying, developing and presenting their own big ideas in TED talk style.
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Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids

Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
More schools are collecting and using information about student attendance and grades to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.
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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
Reading aloud to older children -- even up to age 14, who can comfortably read to themselves -- has benefits both academic and emotional, according to researchers.
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7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Now | Scoop.it

"Today while I was reading a short article on the importance of videos in education, it dawned on me to compile a list of some of the best video creation tools to share with you here. I do have a separate section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning where I have been featuring a plethora of video tools . But today's collection is somehow different not only because it contains the cream of the crop but also because these tools are all web based.

All of the web tools below do not require any software installation and you can work on them right from your browser. I am pretty sure you will find them very useful particularly  when working on video projects with your students. Please have a look and share with us if we have missed any important title. Enjoy!"


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Pratima Patil's comment, September 25, 2013 3:00 AM
Cool stuff. I loved creating my own videos.
Character Minutes's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:22 AM

Students could create use one of these to make their own "character" commercial or the teacher could use it to introduce the "monthly" character trait.

Jorge Leal's comment, September 25, 2013 12:23 PM
Pow toon is a good option, but I had problem when I tried to export the video.
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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | Teaching Now | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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26 Tips for Teaching with Google Apps | Google Gooru

26 Tips for Teaching with Google Apps | Google Gooru | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
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Who Likes the Core? | Scholastic.com

Who Likes the Core? | Scholastic.com | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
14,000 teachers raise their hands.
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Advanced Visual Thinking Techniques Training (to drive innovation ...

Advanced Visual Thinking Techniques Training (to drive innovation ... | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
The workshop will provide you with a structured approach to incorporating visual thinking tools and techniques into meetings, events and conferences you may be leading, facilitating or helping to create.
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The Teacher’s Cheat Sheet For Edmodo

The Teacher’s Cheat Sheet For Edmodo | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
I'd like to share a powerful cheat sheet for Edmodo that I stumbled across today. It's available on Google Drive right now but I've embedded it below to make your life a little bit easier.
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3 TED Talks For Teachers In Need Of Inspiration

3 TED Talks For Teachers In Need Of Inspiration | Teaching Now | Scoop.it
What happens when you hit a bit of a rough patch and need a pick me up? Why, these TED Talks for teachers will get you back up and running! The post 3 TED Talks For Teachers In Need Of Inspiration appeared first on Edudemic.
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30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational...

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30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on 21st Century Education curated by Pini Tal (30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit via @careypeter
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