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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
In order to implement modern technology in your classroom, you better know about the important skills modern teachers must have in order to succeed.

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MOre things to think about .. but we cannot avoid learning to understand and  use the tools that are out there. 

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Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:08 AM

From the text: "So that’s why I’d encourage you, the modern teacher, to tackle each modern method one at a time."

 

The 10 Skills:

 

1) Build your PLN (Personal Learning Network)

2) Establish Real Relationships

3) Understand Where Technology Fits in Education

4) Know How To Finde Useful Resources

5) Manage Your Online Reputation

6) Know How To Correctly Blog

7) Slow Down!

8) Make Social Media Work for You

9) Don't Be Afraid Of Failing

10) Know When To Disconnect

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 16, 2013 1:56 PM

This is the bricolage or blend on the edges of new and old so to speak. We cannot teach and learn without authentic relationships which reach out to others. What do we do to accomplish this?

Jan Peter van Zijl's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:45 AM

 

1 Build Your PLN (personal learning network)

 

2 Establish Real Relationships

 

3 Understand Where Technology Fits In Education


4 Know How To Find Useful Resources

 

5 Manage Your Online Reputation

 

6 Know How To Correctly Blog

 

7 Slow Down

 

8 Make Social Media Work For You

 

9 Don’t Be Afraid Of Failing

 

10 Know When To Disconnect

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Monty Bell's curator insight, July 22, 7:33 AM

Great visual for the classroom. 

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 22, 4:43 PM

Quite visual and useful

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 8:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

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10 Ways to Use Social Networks as a Teaching Tool

10 Ways to Use Social Networks as a Teaching Tool | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

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Very creative ideas from teachers using social media....worth the read.

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Video Games Are Playing a Pivotal Role in the Classroom

Video Games Are Playing a Pivotal Role in the Classroom | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Minecraft and other games offer surprising strategies for teaching core concepts.

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We know kids like to play games....and figuring out how to use the newest technology effectively is definitely a challenge for most teachers and librarians.  check out the ways of using mine craft in the classroom.  I'll be doing more research on edutopia's concept of teaching digital citizenship using minecraft..

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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Jon Altuna's curator insight, July 19, 1:30 PM

Thank you!!

DPG plc's curator insight, July 23, 3:02 AM

Time to move away from the 'read, click next, read. click next

Clare Treloar's curator insight, July 24, 5:08 PM

a great summary about ways to target our learners in the digital space. 

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What is Learning Analytics? – Infographic

What is Learning Analytics? – Infographic | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

"Learning Analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs."


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This is definitely something that has piqued my interest to read more. about this topic..

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miguel a. rodriguez's curator insight, July 19, 2:24 AM

Interesante infografia  de google analytics

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 20, 4:47 PM

a simple but useful infographic!

John Lemos Forman's curator insight, July 20, 7:55 PM

Muita expectativa mas ainda poucos resultados concretos ... De qualquer modo, esta se formando uma percepção de que o modelo educacional vai ser fortemente impactado nos próximos anos

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Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education

Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

"Learning how to use image editing software can be difficult and time consuming. And, teaching students how to use it can be even more challenging. Luckily, there are several free, online alternativ..."


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it's often hard to teach kids photo editing skills when the software is expensive.  These are good solution sosolution so

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 19, 7:34 PM

FREE, online image editors! The Edublogger has come up with three programs that meet 3 criteria:

1. It is free to use.

2. It requires no registration.

3. It provides educators and students with an intuitive, easy-to-learn photo editing tool.

Each of the 3 tools is described and there is a list of pros and cons to help you choose.

And the three tools are:

* Picadilo

* Pixlr

* Fotor

Learning to edit images is a great skill for students to learn. You might have them edit an image and use it with ThingLink allowing your students to create an interactive image for others in the class to use.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 21, 4:40 PM

Some great image editor resources. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 4:49 AM

To help you and your students create your own amazing images, Edublogger has compiled a list of  3  online photo editors. In order to be on the list, each of these tools must meet these three requirements:

  1. It is free to use.
  2. It requires no registration.
  3. It provides educators and students with an intuitive, easy-to-learn photo editing tool.

And the tools are:

* Picadilo

* Pixlr

* Fotor


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Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals

Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
This post looks at a simple approach to creating effective visuals for eLearning by considering the 5 Cs.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 5:32 PM

How do you create effective visuals? This post provides 5 Cs to help guide you. Make sure the visual is:

* Clear

* Concise

* Connected

* Compelling

* Complete

Why is this important? People remember visuals, more so than words. As you create a visual make sure that it is easy to understand, that it shares critical information, that it engages the learners.

For each of the 5 C's consider the questions below (quoted from the post).

* Will a visual help make a point clearer?

* Will a visual summarize a point better than text?

* Will a visual help learners make connections?

* Will visuals make content more attractive?

* Will a visual help complete an idea?

Each of these questions are explored...and of course, each has a visual to help us understand the reason. Although the post is addressing eLearning, the same concepts apply in a face2face classroom.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 20, 4:55 PM

use this simple technique when creating eLearning visuals

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 20, 4:58 PM

Use this simple technique when you create visuals for your presentations!

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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 16, 4:52 AM

Something for our teachers.

gwynethjones's curator insight, July 16, 7:11 PM

SWEET!

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 2:24 PM

In one of the newsletters information was shared on DPLA, if you missed it watch the video to learn more about The Digital Public Library of America.

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Getting Students to Engage With Digital Learning Materials – 2 Good Strategies

Getting Students to Engage With Digital Learning Materials – 2 Good Strategies | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Making Sure Students Really Watch, Listen to, or Read Online Learning Content is Often Cited as a Challenge in the Flipped or Blended Classroom "How do I make

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

School-Wide Twitter Chats | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.

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This would take a lot of prep and coordination.....but it seems like it's having positive results.  

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What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’? - Mind/Shift

What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’? - Mind/Shift | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
It’s the hunger for learning rather than raw intellect that distinguishes Extreme Learners from the gifted. Intensely motivated and harboring a breadth of interests, they also consider ignorance a temporary and reparable condition.

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Interesting piece.

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My APPitic

My APPitic | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
We are what we app!
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Great site/  

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5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level

5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
More Fun Free Tools for Collaborative Classroom Assignments In May, we published the post, 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration. Given the

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5 Online Tools to Take Your Teaching Full STEAM Ahead - We Are Teachers

5 Online Tools to Take Your Teaching Full STEAM Ahead  - We Are Teachers | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

"What does STEAM offer the classroom? STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, offers hands-on experiences and authentic learning opportunities. As a teacher, there is never enough time in the day to accomplish it all, but there are so many great resources available online, you are just one click away from STEAMspired teaching that will light up your students eyes and spark their curiosity! "


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juandoming's curator insight, July 18, 8:43 AM

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it's similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of…

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A round-up of interactive video options

A round-up of interactive video options | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

"We take for granted that we can interact with text, but up until recently it’s been a challenge to interact (read/write/talk) with media...

Being able to interact with video allows us to personalize video-based instruction, by leading learners to the segment of video we like them to watch, by adding voice-overs, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, references, pauses. It also allows learners to create video with even more depth and features and can the interaction can be used to support media literacy learning."


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it seems sometimes like there is no end to the new things that we can do.  Adding our own thoughts, clarifications and highlights to basic videos to enhance learning may be worth the effort you put into learning how to do it.  Great tools for students and teachers.    This might be a good idea for a teacher workshop.  

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 22, 6:51 PM

A good overview on the available tools to make video interactive.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 4:38 AM
  • Created for educators, EDpuzzle allows teachers to set up classes, to assign specific video lessons and to engage students in creating their own video lessons.  Analytics share which students watch, when they last watched, and whether they watched at home or at school.
  •  Mozilla PopcornMaker is a powerful multiple-layer video editor that invites users to remix videos to include pop-ups, text boxes, images, maps (even in streetview), as well as Wikipedia articles that continue to update.
  • ThingLink for video,  looks so promising.
  • eduCanon is an interactive learning platform into which teachers may embed questions and any html object.  
  • TED-Ed lessons offer educators the opportunity to customize a TED video to meet their specific instructional needs.
  • Write-on Video is an iPad app that allows users to annotate and animate videos and pictures, by arranging the elements into storyboards and slideshows enhanced by free-hand drawing, text boxes, stamps, and sound clips.
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 23, 7:31 AM

Excellent round-up of tools we have available to update our videos with voiceovers, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, and references!

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Quotes about Questioning from Well-Known People

Quotes about Questioning from Well-Known People | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Wonderful quotes about questioning, curiosity, and inquiry from well-known people. Send us any YOU know about, too.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 17, 3:47 PM

Teaching students how to ask good questions is important. Great quotes about questions may help them learn. This page provides quotes about questioning, quotes from a diverse group, including George Carlin, Frank Llyod Wright, Anne Frank, Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein and many more.

The images may be saved and you could print them out and use them as small posters in your classroom. Challenge your students to come up with a quote about questioning, curiousity and inquiry and consider making an infographic to share.

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Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats

Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

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Interesting to use a different perspective for things.  I hadn't heard of the 6 hats but will be looking fir more info...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 17, 6:37 PM

Here is another way to have students think about their thinking. The Six Hats was written by Edward de Bono, and provides one way for students to organize their "thinking and decision making skills."
Each had is a different color and each represents a different way you might approach thinking.

* The white hat is about data and information. Think of it as a neutral position.

* The red hat looks at emotions.

* The yellow hat had a positive point of view.

* The black hat is more cautious.

* The green hat is for creative thinking and new ideas.

* The blue hat is for thinking about thinking (metacognition).

The post includes two additional visuals. Many students might find the process of thinking about what hat they would wear to help them determine the best way to approach specific areas.

Charmaine Thaner's curator insight, July 18, 9:49 PM

I think IEP meetings could be more productive if the 6 Thinking Hats approach was used.  What do you think?

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, July 20, 3:47 PM

A fresh take on the Thinking Hats - a great tool for writing blog reflections and other individual as well as collaborative work.

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As Many Exceptions As Rules

As Many Exceptions As Rules | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
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Some interesting science trivia that is sure to engage some of y

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Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning?

Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning? | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Lately, there have been a bunch of buzzwords floating around the education world that all seem to mean the same thing. You’ve probably heard them: problem-

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Amy Burns's curator insight, July 14, 4:29 AM

I like the way the author easily defines the three and gives links for further understanding.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, July 16, 4:25 PM

Good definition of all three and includes links to examples

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A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

"Here is a great resource I have recently stumbled upon and never had the chance to share it here till this evening. A Questioning Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help teachers, educators, and curriculum designers better integrate the power of questions in learning and instruction. This resource contains a plethora of question types with explanations on each of these types together with examples and tips on how to use each of them. I have gone through the materials presented in this guide and I must say that it is really a treasure trove of educational insights for immediate application in classrooms."


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What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like

What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Teaching experts Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker contrast the characteristics of effective and ineffective classrooms with two simple but compelling bullet

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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, July 15, 11:06 PM

If only I had this as a beginner teacher!!

Jane Milne's curator insight, July 16, 4:52 AM

Great for back to basics here. Like a teacher MOT

Emma Stear's curator insight, July 16, 5:46 AM

This is great- I like the 7 tips - its going up in our faculty office!

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Creating Assignments That Work for Digital Learning Environments -- THE Journal

Creating Assignments That Work for Digital Learning Environments -- THE Journal | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Teachers who spend time actually thinking through assignments that align with the learning outcomes of a course are the most effective at assessing the learning that has taken place. Now, however, even the most creative teachers are being stretched like never before in regards to creating assignments that work in technology-rich learning environments. While evaluating learning in the purest sense might never really be possible given the scope of variables, new technologies are making it more achievable than ever before.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Science Lessons that Utilize Google Earth

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Science Lessons that Utilize Google Earth | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

"Google Earth is one of my favorite tools for students and teachers. The more time a person spends learning the many features of Google Earth, the more that person will see that Google Earth can be used for a lot more than just social studies lessons. I have seen many good science lessons incorporate Google Earth.  Since this is Earth Science week, I've dug up some science lessons that utilize Google Earth."


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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …

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Not every classroom will flip, nor should we do this just because it's the latest thing.... But there are some good reasons to incorporate at least some instructional material online.  For kids to review, play catch up, or even to get ahead.....so it is worth knowing about the basics....

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, July 13, 11:44 PM
Flippin' Classrooms...