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5 Tips to get Organized with Google Calendars

5 Tips to get Organized with Google Calendars | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
This is reblogged from my post on Edudemic. One of my favorite Google Apps resources is Google Calendar. If your school has enrolled inGoogle Apps for Education, it is part of the GAFE suite of too...
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Google calendar tips for those new to the calendar feature.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer

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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media - Edudemic

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media - Edudemic | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …
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The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head

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Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Find out what it is and why everyone's talking about it.
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A visual on the 'flipped classroom.

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The Gmail Trick...Once and For All - Teach Amazing!

The Gmail Trick...Once and For All - Teach Amazing! | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
The Gmail Trick...Once and For All - Check out Teach Amazing for educational technology, web 2.0, and great tips to teach amazing!

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The G-Mail tool for connecting students.

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VARK a guide to learning styles

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VARK is a webpage that is a guide to learning styles.

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How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it

by Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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"When designing project-based lessons, educators should focus first on what excites them -- the content -- and then seek ways to apply the Common Core State Standards, writes middle-grades educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron. In this blog post, she describes her planning process for a project based on superheroes. Her first draft naturally addressed many standards and she later added components to teach others."


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Different Learning Styles in Education | Education.com

Different Learning Styles in Education | Education.com | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
Different learning styles spell out traits of people's preferred ways of learning according to Neil Fleming's model of different learning styles.
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Learning Styles Quiz Results: Digging Deeper

Learning Styles Quiz Results: Digging Deeper | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
Learn more about each learning style: naturalistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual-spatial, logical-mathematical, and verbal-linguistic.
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Great visuals for learning styles!

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Mark McLendon's curator insight, June 21, 2014 5:13 PM

I have used Gardener work on learning styles for a long time.  It works for teachers, students and staff.  Knowing how you learn as an individual will really inform your teaching practice.

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A Teacher's Guide to Differentiating Instruction Page 3 | Education.com

A Teacher's Guide to Differentiating Instruction Page 3 | Education.com | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
While most would agree it is impractical to try to individualize every lesson for every child, research has shown that teaching to the middle is ineffective. (page 3)
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This guide futher explains Differentiating Instruction and its impact on creating equity in learning and assessing.

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How do you teach a twelve-year old to pray?

How do you teach a twelve-year old to pray? | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
The Muppets, Kung Fu Panda, Sponge Bob and St. Ignatius? One of these things is not like the others. Perry Petrich highlights prayer for short attention spans.
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Great advice for teaching pray to middle schoolers.

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Top ten tips for using technology in the classroom

Technology can help motivate you and your pupils and make learning more relevant to them.
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Great ideas such as: skype, podcasts, social networks, interactive tools.

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Free apps list

A list of free apps recommended by the STaRT Education Department

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Found this through classmates in a Summer Institute class with Carole Redline.

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A lot of free apps in one place! Awesome!

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Essential #Edchat Resource Guide | USC Rossier Online - Linkis.com

Essential #Edchat Resource Guide | USC Rossier Online - Linkis.com | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
An #Edchat resource guide for educators. #Edchat is a weekly organized Twitter discussion of educators from across the world and serves as a conversation thread
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Twitter advice in a 'nutshell'.

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10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by @TeacherToolkit

10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by @TeacherToolkit | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
After several years of tweeting, it's about time I published my own Tips for Tweeting Teachers. 10 tips for Tweeting Teachers This list is designed for teachers new to Twitter, or for those who hav...
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8 Great Tools for Classroom Presentations -- THE Journal

8 Great Tools for Classroom Presentations -- THE Journal | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
Teachers are pairing hardware and software to create lessons that engage students and inspire collaboration.
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Educational Leadership:What Do We Mean by Results?:Using Rubrics to Promote Thinking and Learning

Educational Leadership:What Do We Mean by Results?:Using Rubrics to Promote Thinking and Learning | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
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Rubrics, the how and why of this educational tool.

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Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

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Free books

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Free books broken down by Genre!

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7 engaging video sites for teachers and students | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Engaging video sites are a key resource for educators, and we've got 7 great video resources you should explore.

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Video and and the visual learner

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21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

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21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

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There are 21 valuable applicable ideas to motivate!

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Differentiated Instruction Allows Students to Succeed

Differentiated Instruction Allows Students to Succeed | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
Equality in the classroom is not about every child getting the same, but about each student getting what he or she needs.
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The 7 Styles Of Learning: Which Works For You? - Edudemic

The 7 Styles Of Learning: Which Works For You? - Edudemic | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
You love to learn. Your students, colleagues, and parents love to learn. But what kind of styles of learning are most effective for each party?
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How do you learn? 

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Mark McLendon's curator insight, June 21, 2014 5:15 PM

An extremely helpful guide to learning styles.

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Differentiating Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online

Teaching Today provides busy secondary teachers with teaching tips, free downloadable teaching materials, in-depth articles and a host of other features. Teaching Today compliments the subject areas Web sites of the Glencoe Division at the McGraw-Hill Companies.
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A detailed definition of differentatng Instruction and Assessment

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The New Basics: Classroom Technology

Learn how Vandalia-Butler teachers are using classroom technology to engage students and prepare them for a global, wired economy.
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Concise video on the importance of technology in the classroom.

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | Technology for Middle School Religion Teachers | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?

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This article indicates that taking notes is most beneficial when you use both handwritten and digital. A comment pointed out the difference between note-taking and note-making!

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