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Open Colleges Presents Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning

Open Colleges Presents Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Explore the Open College's interactive brain map to learn about how your brain functions and ways to improve your learning.

Via Beth Dichter
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Especially helpful in science and health classes

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, October 25, 2013 9:14 PM

Love this visual and its explanations~

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 26, 2013 3:48 AM

I will try follow it!

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:22 PM

Brains are fascinating - view this map to learn more!

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Lover of all things technology! I believe our kids need more experiences in the classroom to prepare them for the future!   teachlikeabee.blog.com
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Webutation - Website Reputation Community

Webutation - Website Reputation Community | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Webutation scan's websites against ongoing malware scripts and collects realtime user feedback and experience. It is free & open! Safe Surfing!
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Check on a websites reputation from real users. Good way to make sure you are downloading something that is clean. 
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Test Specifications Documents

Test Specifications Documents | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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No one likes teaching to the test, but we like to know what is on the test! PARCC has compiled some very helpful PDF files that can benefit any state. It mirrors many of the state tests and are a great baseline for checking what is being taught in the classroom to how students are assessed. 
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Give us a minute!

Give us a minute! | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Improve your digital skills one minute at a time
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Very impressed with this site. It will in one minute walk you through how to do something 'techy' 
Incredibly helpful and easy to do. I recommend looking into it, we must stay ahead of the technology curve. 
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Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed

Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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Finally!! A website that builds lesson plans around TED videos 
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gifs.com - Make Gifs from YouTube Videos

gifs.com - Make Gifs from YouTube Videos | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
gifs.com's Gif Youtube tool brings you the fastest way to create animated GIFs from YouTube
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Make gifs from youtube videos instantly 
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Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter"

Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter" | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Juniors at Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, explore homelessness by working in teams to make audio slide-show portraits.
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An amazing project that requires all levels of thinking and working to explore homelessness in their community. 
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Who am I? Identity Portfolio | mrspal

Who am I? Identity Portfolio | mrspal | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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This little gem comes from a friend Dr. M
Project on identity, that allows students to really explore and share who they are in this world. 
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Seven Sins of Writing - Home - Hamilton College

Seven Sins of Writing - Home - Hamilton College | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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Seven Deadly sins of writing! With printable PDF documents. 
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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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I know this is not a new website--but did you know you can create and share text sets on this site? 
Create an account and then begin collecting articles with similar themes, ideas, concepts and create text sets for students to see past and present connections 
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Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

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Another great source for finding historical documents to teach 
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Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Sites With High-Quality Informational Text

Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Sites With High-Quality Informational Text | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Engage your students with high-quality informational text that allows them to explore their own interests at these 5 fabulous websites.
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Very helpful resources to create text sets for the classroom 
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Zoom In

Zoom In | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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Very cool website for social studies: allows you to create a class and then send out work to students. Very in depth lessons covering some major topics. 

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Dave's ESL Cafe: Free English Grammar Lessons

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Grammar mini lessons with examples 

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Interactive Video Learning

Interactive Video Learning | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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This will take the place of popcornmaker
It allows you to take videos and insert questions into it. It will make the video pause until the student has responded. Very cool!
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Desmos | Beautiful, Free Math

Desmos | Beautiful, Free Math | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Explore math with desmos.com, a free online graphing calculator
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Incredible hands on graphing and visuals for math. 
Teachers can also create problems for students to observe and respond to in graphs.
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Lessons: Grades 9 – 12

Practical Money Skills provides financial literacy resources for educators including free lesson plans, educator profiles, economic topics and more.
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Very practical financial literacy lessons for grades 3rd through 12th. Includes all PDF files and teacher guides
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How It Works

How It Works | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
How It Works
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This is very interesting way to incorporate more interactive reading. There is a free version that remains free and does not expire and then there is premium accounts which are for school based licensing. You can add to their existing database. Worth a few minutes of looking and exploring. 
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Practice ACT (lexiled readings)

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Practice ACT tests that are lexiled to help gauge how students are really doing with the reading portions 
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k-12-ela-unit-plan-text-list.pdf

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Excellent resource for text sets, offering different ways to present a genre, theme or topic. This covers K-12
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FlocabularyYT - YouTube

FlocabularyYT - YouTube | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Flocabulary is a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement
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Making learning fun through rap and animation. From Shakespeare to SAT to Energy they have you covered. 
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College Essays - Top 141 Essays That Worked

College Essays - Top 141 Essays That Worked | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
100% Free AP Test Prep website that offers study material to high school students seeking to prepare for AP exams. Enterprising students use this website to learn AP class material, study for class quizzes and tests, and to brush up on course material before the big exam day.
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Some very out of the box college essays. Would be interesting to look at in class and rate, grade, or dissect. 
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Out Of Eden Walk | Dispatches from the Field from Paul Salopek

Out Of Eden Walk | Dispatches from the Field from Paul Salopek | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Dispatches from the Field from Paul Salopek
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This is a fascinating blog of a man walking until 2020, he is retracing the steps of our ancestors. The pictures, stories, and description are fascinating. Some great talking points for students and great example of blogging. 
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Documents | DocsTeach

Documents | DocsTeach | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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This is a great website for finding primary sources, including current articles. 
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SERP | Word Generation - Student Download Center

SERP | Word Generation - Student Download Center | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it

Series 2 2.01 Should a standardized test be a requirement for high school graduation? 2.02 Should colleges use affirmative action? 2.03 Should schools or parents be responsible for sex education?

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Complete PDF files of debatable topics: complete with article, vocabulary, writing assignments, graphics, etc. 

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Coggle

A clear way to share complex information. Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping tool designed to help you make sense of complex things - it's a shared workspace to help your team work more effectively together
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Online brainstorming and visual mapping. 

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