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The Paleontology Portal

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Exploration of fossils from Quaternary to Precambium time periods -- invertebrates, vertebrates, plants, protists, etc.

 

6th Social Studies: Identify the differences between artifacts and fossils

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An Educator's Introduction the Infographics & Data Visualization in Daily Bites… /  InfoGraphic-a-Day | 21st Century Information Fluency

An Educator's Introduction the Infographics & Data Visualization in Daily Bites… /  InfoGraphic-a-Day | 21st Century Information Fluency | Transliterate | Scoop.it
David Warlick (@dwarlick) presented on infographics at ISTE12.  Here is his graphicaday site.

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ELA Standards-Aligned Question Stems

ELA Standards-Aligned Question Stems | Transliterate | Scoop.it

Using my “I can” statements from last summer and combining that work with work from other sources (referenced in the document), one high school English teacher from Michigan, Robert Belprez, created the following chart as a quick-reference guide for integrating the common core into 9-10 grade ELA classrooms.


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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)

A wordless picture book in video format.

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The Adventures of Library Girl

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Sunday, Sept 9th Blog has 6 TED talks of interest to education--how to look at information, different media to consider, plagiarism vs. sharing/building on past ideas, importance of questioning, etc. 

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SafeShare.TV - The Safest Way To Watch and Share YouTube videos.

SafeShare.TV - The Safest Way To Watch and Share YouTube videos. | Transliterate | Scoop.it
Not only does SafeShare.TV remove distracting and offensive elements around YouTube videos, but it also allows you to crop videos before sharing them.
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Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art | Langwitches Blog

Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art | Langwitches Blog | Transliterate | Scoop.it
Transliteracy is defined on Wikipedia as The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.

 

Using QR codes in art to explain choices made in media selection, style, subject of project, etc.

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Using spam emails in your classroom

Using spam emails in your classroom | Transliterate | Scoop.it
Looking for a new way of teaching persuasive writing?

 

Teach kids how to deal with Spam emails--requests from relatives for money saying they're in desperate straits, etc. What WOULD they write, if they received it themselves, and what SHOULD they write, do or not do? Real life situation that will happen to them eventually, if it hasn't already.

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Why do the media cover political conventions?

Why do the media cover political conventions? | Transliterate | Scoop.it
The US political conventions are little more than scripted ads for their presidential candidates. So why does the media spend so much time covering them?
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In pictures: Cecil Beaton's war

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Cecil Beaton's photos during World War II for the Ministry of Information go on show at the Imperial War Museum.

 

10 or so interesting photos from WWII by Cecil Beaton. 

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Understanding gambling addiction - MIT News Office

Understanding gambling addiction - MIT News Office | Transliterate | Scoop.it
For machine gamblers, it’s not whether they win or lose — it’s how much they play the game.

 

There's a good 60 Minutes Video (also Scooped!) you can have kids watch along with this article. The pair make good sources for an expository essay on gambling addiction or an argument paper on why slot machines should be banned.

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Teachers' Domain: Browse By Standards

Videos, background essays, discussion questions divided up by state standards in science. Need to create a free login in order to see this page; TG users can use the "usual" username and password--see Chanelle if you've forgotten! Other topics besides science are also available.

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Cube Creator for pre-writing or post-reading a narrative or biography

Simple but interactive set of questions to get kids thinking about the basic parts of a story that they want to write or that they have read. The flipping cube makes it fun, but really it's nothing more than a revolving worksheet which becomes a 3-dimensional cube once the questions are answered. 

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Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions”

Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions” | Transliterate | Scoop.it

Teaching students to dig deeply into a text themselves through evocative text-dependent questions rather than front loading with a lot of pre-reading activities which give away all of the mysteries and leave readers with "only the bones of a Thanksgiving Turkey to pick over."

 

Nice article! Thorough but brief enough to be useful. Uses a picture book/Social Studies example rather than the typical LA literary example which is nice, too.

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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

The David Rumsey Collection includes 18th and 19th century historical North and South American atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and separate maps including wall, pocket, and manuscript.

 

This link takes you to American historical maps superimposed on top of Google Earth.

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- Top 25 Web 2.0 Sites for Education by David Kapuler

- Top 25 Web 2.0 Sites for Education by David Kapuler | Transliterate | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

 

Top 25 Web 2.0 Sites for Education by David Kapuler

 

"Web 2.0 is a term that describes the second generation of the web and its collaborative and evolving nature. I've compiled a list of my favorite web 2.0 sites for education, focusing strictly on sites that have an educational portal//instance. What I mean by this is that each site has a section for teachers or a way of controlling the content that students produce. This can be done by educational accounts, monitoring by teachers, filtering, or other means. Most of these sites are free but may offer more services via paid subscription."

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Information Literacy 2.0 | American Libraries Magazine

Information Literacy 2.0 | American Libraries Magazine | Transliterate | Scoop.it

"Academia is not immune to problems with quality and accuracy, challenging the assumption that articles that make it through the peer-review process can be trusted. The proliferation of peer-reviewed journals and pressure to publish from the tenure system have led to the publication of studies whose conclusions cannot be relied upon or are downright fraudulent. A September 15 Guardian (UK) article, “Publish or Perish: Peer Review and the Corruption of Science,” railed against a system that leads to the publication of worthless scientific studies with poor research design that come to conclusions hardly supported by the results. Given this, we all need to look beyond the headlines and evaluate research design before trusting conclusions."

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Beginner’s Guide to Transliteracy

Beginner’s Guide to Transliteracy | Transliterate | Scoop.it
Where did the term transliteracy come from? The Transliteracies Research Project, directed by Alan Liu from the Department of English at the University of California at Santa Barbara, first introdu...

 

Sue Thomas from the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University writes:

 

"Transliteracy calls for a change of perspective away from the battles over print versus digital, and a move instead towards a unifying ecology not just of media, but of all literacies relevant to reading, writing, interaction and culture, both past and present. It is, we hope, an opportunity to cross some very obstructive divides."

 

Transliteracy is important to today's students because they are bombarded with images, video, audio, text, face-to-face interactions, primary sources, interviews, public speaking opportunities, and social media, and they need to be able to make sense of it and understand when and how to use different media to express themselves.

 

Transliteracy is also important from the educator's point of view: the information world of today has so many wonderful tools to make use of as we try to help students understand standards and targets: we need to be able to find and use these media and understand which would be best to help us reach particular students whose needs are not met in whatever the traditional format happens to be.

 

Our content targets are available in multiple media formats; can we access them and match them with our students' needs?

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Profile: Barack Obama

Profile: Barack Obama | Transliterate | Scoop.it
A profile of Barack Obama, the man who made history by becoming the first black president of the United States.
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Profile: Mitt Romney

Profile: Mitt Romney | Transliterate | Scoop.it
A profile of Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts who has won the Republican presidential nomination.
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Slot Machines: The Big Gamble

Slot Machines: The Big Gamble | Transliterate | Scoop.it
Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 states and its main attraction, the slot machine, newer versions of which some scientists believe may addict their players.

 

Pair this video with the MIT article on gambling addiction for 8th grade expository/argument writing.

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Day in pictures: 7 September 2012

Day in pictures: 7 September 2012 | Transliterate | Scoop.it
24 hours of news photos from around the world. 

 

This feature is repeated daily and weekly. Other great sets of photos also available on this site from historic periods.

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