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Easy online dot voting

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The voting 'eggs' in the suitcase, where each needed to be programmed, are obsolete.  Students and teachers can use their web devices to quickly set up polls and other interactive feedback quickly and easily with web based options, of which this is one of the simplest.  For iPad users, check out NearPod, Socrative, or Doceri, each with its own feature ist, to see which works best for you!  It can be difficult to move from traditonal modes of presentation to building interaction into instruction, but I am trying to plan future PD courses using this type of technology.  I would love feedback from teachers and professional development specialists about what works, pitfalls to look out for, and any other resources that you may suggest.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:17 PM

With thanks to Nic Peachey

Alessandra's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:54 PM

This looks like a nice tool to collect your students' opinions. Thanks, Nick, for sharing.

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Maps of Panem - The Hunger Games

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From The Hunger Games trilogy: different perspectives on the country of Panem.

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Cool concept.  Could we use such a resource for studets t create maps of historical events, literary settings, biographical stories, personal narratives?

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Cam E's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:50 PM

An interesting imagination of the Districts in the Hunger Games and where they might be in North America (excluding Cental American and the Carribean). All of these seem to come from some sort of common sense perspective based on the actual products from each region. We can see that the region which produces Electronics would be the geographical equivilent to California, which is well known for their technology within the Silicon Valley region. Some of these regions elude my minimal knowledge in Geography, and I can only guess at their purpose. Could the Luxury Item District be a tongue-in cheek joke about Las Vegas? Or even Hollywood? The "Peacekeepers" district being centered somewhat near Texas and the border with Mexico makes me wonder if it's placed there because of our border fence with Mexico.

Gabbie J's curator insight, May 9, 2014 8:16 PM

If you have ever read the Hunger Games series , then you were probably curious on where the districts are located. These are some interpretations that other people have made to try and fulfill the Hunger Games fans needs for a conclusion . You could even see what district you would live in if you lived in Panem. 

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 12, 2014 8:32 PM

I have never seen this movie, however my sister is very intelligent with every aspect of it. Panem is the country in which The Hunger Games takes place in both the book and the film. The country is separated into thirteen districts until the rebellion, reducing the number to twelve. Each district has their own job, as shown in this image. For example, one district promotes fishing, another agriculture, and also electricity. As one can see from this map, all the districts are shaped like the United States. According to my sister, Panem is classified as being the future United States. This is an interesting aspect if we think about it. One might think that from looking at this and knowing that it is going to be the "future US", that it appears that everyone will slowly drift apart and do their own thing. Everyone may end up being their own "district" in the future.  

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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

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Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!

Via Nik Peachey
Leslie Buford's insight:

What a great idea!  We use text readers that have similar functionality, but to have this app live in your browser all the time makes it that much more accessible.

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Ana Sclerandi's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:03 PM

Excellent free tool to help out with unknown words while reading the news online. Drag it to your bookmarks bar and start using it. 

Maparis's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:58 PM

I think this is useful for everyone.

Krysta Hammond's curator insight, May 27, 2013 1:08 PM

Awesome, worked great when we were going through articles together in class which had difficult vocab - saves so much time!

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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology | ForDyslexia

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology | ForDyslexia | Technology Integration | Scoop.it

"In my role as tech advocate, I habitually find myself trying to coax these established educators to use new tools and incorporate new methodologies. Here are some ways I have found to be successful in this endeavor."

 

Leslie Buford's insight:

These are sound tips for anyone trying to bring new tools to established teachers.  I know I have been guilty of skipping some of the steps, and not always attending to how threatening it can be to be told how to change the way you function in your profession.  In the long run, however, I can see how implementing these suggestions would actually save time and produce more effective results (as well as building a more positive school climate).  Fast is not always efficient!

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Easy online dot voting

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Via Nik Peachey
Leslie Buford's insight:

The voting 'eggs' in the suitcase, where each needed to be programmed, are obsolete.  Students and teachers can use their web devices to quickly set up polls and other interactive feedback quickly and easily with web based options, of which this is one of the simplest.  For iPad users, check out NearPod, Socrative, or Doceri, each with its own feature ist, to see which works best for you!  It can be difficult to move from traditonal modes of presentation to building interaction into instruction, but I am trying to plan future PD courses using this type of technology.  I would love feedback from teachers and professional development specialists about what works, pitfalls to look out for, and any other resources that you may suggest.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:17 PM

With thanks to Nic Peachey

Alessandra's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:54 PM

This looks like a nice tool to collect your students' opinions. Thanks, Nick, for sharing.

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Does putting hands up to answer destroy learning?

In previous blogs I've spoken about bringing in Tech innovations and the difficulties in making them transformative. However the most perhaps the most effective and revolutionary classroom innovation...
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Thinking Skills Club

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What is the Thinking Skills Club?The Thinking Skills Club is:
an after-school programa classroom enrichment activitya way to engage kids positively at homea website of online computer games that can improve cognitive functioning in children
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Anyone can access the lists of games catgoried by function they support.  Not all seem intense enough to produce the kind of stmulation needed for deep remediation of deficit skills, but I wonder if the cumulative effect of game play, with the adition of consistent self-assessment and reflection, might make a difference?  It certainly can't hurt, and since they will be playing games anyway, why not load up their ipads and bookmarks with these games rather than others?

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ExamTime Home

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Transform your learning potential Improve your study with our specially designed software. Sign up now. It's Free!
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Wow! I think I need this!

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Nearpod

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An all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education.

 

"Mobile devices are defining a culture. Nearpod is defining how learning is mediated by knowledge and technology. Together transformative teaching and learning have emerged!."

Leslie Buford's insight:

Have you tried this app yet?  I have used it with 2 students, and while it takes some tmie to gear up, the experience is like having the students each use their own smart board simultaneously, with data flowing back to the teacher and pacing controlled by the teacher the whole time.  I am looking forward to trying it in a faculty training session!

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