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To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In

To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it

A movement to start high schools later has gained momentum, bolstered by a growing body of research on the adolescent body clock.


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Using ICTs in Education to foster Critical Thinking
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ICTs & The Jigsaw Exercise

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Jigsaw exercises are a staple ingredient in any constructivist pedagogy. They are exercises designed to foster collaboration. The basic exercise is as follows. Imagine a group which is researching,...
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How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions

How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Post on copyrights with a list of website where you can find copyright free resources.
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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones.
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10 Free Math Games Your Kids Should Be Playing

10 Free Math Games Your Kids Should Be Playing | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The mere mention of the word "mathematics" is enough to strike fear into the hearts of adults around the world. For thousands of people, the thought of doing annual tax returns, applying for a mortgage, or even just helping children with their homework can bring them out in an episode of cold sweats and get…
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The role of Chess in modern education

The role of Chess in modern education | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
According to Murray, Chess originated at the end of sixth century in India. The game was different then, elephants replacing the present day rooks and peasants replacing pawns. The "firzan" now kno...
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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Sure, games can teach gravity or supply and demand, but can they show us how to build a good argument? The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation. Best of all, they approach the subject critically, showing the myriad uses for persuasion and how it's always political.
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Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Explore a collection of seven online resources for teachers and parents who are interested in teaching film literacy.
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Tech It Up Tuesday: Sunday Funnies for the Classroom

Tech It Up Tuesday: Sunday Funnies for the Classroom | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Time for the next tech-isode in my new “Tech It Up Tuesday” series in which I will share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. Regardless if i...
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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
How do you motivate students who don't care about grades? You take a turn with badges in education and see how different results can come about.
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A 'digital dark age' could help us let go of the past

A 'digital dark age' could help us let go of the past | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Vint Cerf may be right and digital obsolescence is inevitable, but maybe for some of us that’s a good thing
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Tynker- Teach Kids Coding Through Puzzles and Interactive Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tynker- Teach Kids Coding Through Puzzles and Interactive Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
If you're designing an eLearning course, you need to keep the entire process as organized as possible. Stay focused with these 10 eLearning resources.
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Transforming History Lessons with Twitter

Transforming History Lessons with Twitter | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
We have recently started a class Twitter feed to extend our classroom beyond its walls and share our learning with the world. The students are so thrilled to upload their work samples for parents, ...
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Why Some Teachers May Question ‘New’ Education Trends

Why Some Teachers May Question ‘New’ Education Trends | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Many teachers are tired of cycles of education reform that come with new trendy ideas about how they should do their job. What does all the hype look like from the perspective of teachers?
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Technology is here to stay, but it's all about trial and error!

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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A useful overview of learning Theories

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Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful -- THE Journal

Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful -- THE Journal | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
A joint study on game-playing in K-12 has found that educational game developers could improve the learning impact by making a few changes.
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7 Terrific Chrome Apps for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Terrific Chrome Apps for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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6 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Moodle 2.8

6 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Moodle 2.8 | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Learn what features developers and users are raving about in Moodle 2.8.

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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance. Passionate advocates claim that cursive is a cultural tradition with cognitive and academic benefits that must be preserved, while some teachers and handwriting experts say the decline of cursive is natural, and it should be allowed to morph into a print/cursive hybrid, or bow out altogether.
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We really need to think deeply before messing with reading and writing too much!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Try Vialogues to Build Discussions Around Videos

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Video: How to add a file as a link to a text area in Moodle

Video: How to add a file as a link to a text area in Moodle | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Here’s a quick video by Brian Tittl which illustrates how to add and link to a file through any text area in Moodle (in a web page, label, or course description). An easy way to add new files to any where you can add text in Moodle (if you don’t just want to add it as a resource in a Topic).

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7 (and a half) Steps to Flatten Your Classroom (connectivity and engagement)

You can connect your classroom to the world! Using the methods I've learned over the past 9 years, I share how you can do just this. Starting in 2006 when I co…

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