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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies -

A Guide For Teaching With Analogies - | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
A Guide For Teaching With Analogies by Terry Heick Analogies are one of the best kept secrets in education. Often used as multiple choice question items or as warm-ups to begin a lesson, analogies are...
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Analogies can help make the learning more personal for students, giving them a way to remember new information by linking it with what they already know.

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Loopster.com - Free Online Video Editor

Loopster.com  - Free Online Video Editor | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Download Loopster iPhone/iPad video editing app to create social media, education, and professional presentation videos. Shoot, edit, carve, splice, add text comments, slow-motion effect, etc. with Loopster video editing app.
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Free plan allows for some storage of videos.  Educational plan offered, too.

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EDpuzzle. A leap forward for flipped learning?

EDpuzzle. A leap forward for flipped learning? | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
I’ve been a big fan of the flipped classroom for a number of years now. With many classes I find that lesson time is too often devoted to “delivering content”, as it were, en masse. Typically, unle...
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This post will show you how to use the wonderful video quizzing tool, EdPuzzle. 

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Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.
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Powerful feedback model: RISE.

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PBL Resources From High Tech High

PBL Resources From High Tech High | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
This website is deigned to help educators and school leaders design projects and set up a culture of critique, celebration, connection, project-based learning and innovation in their classrooms and schools.  Within this site, you will find resources for the first few weeks of school, induction projects meant to inspire your thinking as you set out to design projects of your own, protocols and examples of how to present beautiful work at your site, math resources with a project-based learning style, and tools for project development.

This website was organized by Chris Wakefield (9th Grade Math/Science HTHMA Digital Portfolio) and Cady Staff (8th Grade Humanities HTMCV Digital Porfolio).
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Wonderful resources for PBL from High Tech High

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GoSoapBox: Hear What Your Students are Thinking

GoSoapBox: Hear What Your Students are Thinking | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
GoSoapBox is a web-based clicker tool used by educators around the world to keep students engaged and gain real-time insight into student comprehension.
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I really like the idea that there is a discussion component to this program.  This looks like a keeper!

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Tundra Connections Fall 2014 | Polar Bears International

Tundra Connections Fall 2014 | Polar Bears International | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it

You're invited to meet and talk with some of the world's foremost authorities on polar bears and climate change during our free Tundra Connections® broadcasts from the Polar Bear Capital of the World! Big names. With big stories.

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Looks like a great line-up of activities to learn about polar bears.  Cams, webcasts, resources.

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BioDigital Human: Anatomy and Health Conditions in Interactive 3D

BioDigital Human: Anatomy and Health Conditions in Interactive 3D | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
The BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform
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Storybird - Read, write, discover, and share the books you'll always remember.

Storybird - Read, write, discover, and share the books you'll always remember. | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Creative digital story-building tool for readers, writers and educators. Used in 300,000+ K-12 classrooms worldwide. Works with any classroom and on any device, and is free for teachers.
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Free educators account for  this engaging tool.

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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship Week is October 19-25, and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.
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How It Works

How It Works | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Learn how the edX platform works and take free online courses. Take free college classes from the best professors and universities.
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FREE online courses.  Amazing offerings.

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What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos) - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What is Critical Thinking?Understand better what critical thinking means.
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Presentation Ideas | Haiku Deck Blog

Presentation Ideas | Haiku Deck Blog | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community.
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Interesting article talking about the proper use of various presentation tools, from handouts to Haiku Deck.

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BioDigital Human: Anatomy and Health Conditions in Interactive 3D

The BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform
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Free plan allows for some access to information on this site.  Worth checking out!

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Getting Students' Hands DIRTy

Getting Students' Hands DIRTy | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Making feedback work. A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to take part in a professional development programme linking several schools in Yorkshire from both the state and independent sectors....
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Directed Improvement Reflection Time: DIRT....making feedback relevant.

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The 21 Best Resources for 2014 to Prevent Cyberbullying | Edudemic

The 21 Best Resources for 2014 to Prevent Cyberbullying | Edudemic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, more than half of teens and adolescents have reported that they’ve been bullied online, and between 10 and 20 percent say it occurs regularly. As a slew of recent news stories have demonstrated, the consequences can be devastating. A recent study conducted by the Center found that 20% of respondents …
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CyArk

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Digitially preserving and sharing the world's cultural heritage.
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Fascinating 3-D images incorporated into lesson plans for many subject areas.   Amazing!

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60-Second Civics

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60-Second Civics is a daily podcast on American civics and government. The Daily Civics Quiz tests listeners' knowledge each daily episode.
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15 Netiquette Rules for Students: Infographic - Brilliant or Insane

15 Netiquette Rules for Students: Infographic - Brilliant or Insane | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
21st-century teaching and learning is done online. Help your students do it right with these 15 netiquette rules.
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Helpful reminders presented as an infographic.

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Get A Life! - FAME

Get A Life! - FAME | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it

Explore career choices that would allow you to comfortably afford your monthly living expenses while saving money.

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iON Future - The STEM Career Exploration Game

iON Future - The STEM Career Exploration Game | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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AMAZING site for information relating to STEM careers.  Sign up and start exploring now!  Games, career information, resources to learn more.  

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When Pinterest and Bloom's Taxonomy Collide - Brilliant or Insane

When Pinterest and Bloom's Taxonomy Collide - Brilliant or Insane | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Concerned that Pinterest won't engage students along Bloom's Taxonomy? Guess again.
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This might be a great product for students to produce for a public audience!!11

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Handbook of Digital Storytelling

Handbook of Digital Storytelling | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
The Digital Commmonwealth team have been working on producing a resource which helps people develop digital storytelling skills. The handbook is intended for use by the participants of the project,...
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Free PDF download.

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