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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

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Three tech tools -- SAS Curriculum Pathways, Newsela, and EDpuzzle -- can help differentiate instruction by showing where students are and offering appropriate formative assessment.

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Digital distraction in the modern classroom

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When discussing my classroom cell phone policy with students at the beginning of the school year, I made what proved to be a mistake. I told the students t
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Why Great Teachers Blog (and How You Can Get Started)

Why Great Teachers Blog (and How You Can Get Started) | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it
For great educators, teaching is a calling more than an occupation. That’s why educators spend so much of their time not only teaching in and beyond the classroom, but also constantly learning themselves, exploring every avenue that can make them more effective (like using Twitter for professional development).


So why would they take the time to blog at all, much less regularly? And is it something every educator should consider? To find out, we asked six Milken Educators with regular blogs on different topics to share their insights. What we learned was that there is no one reason to blog, but myriad reasons and benefits for doing so.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 11, 2014 8:13 PM

I owe my start in online teaching and learning to the Milken Family Foundation.  Back in '95 I became a Milken National Educator.  The world changed. My access to information and ideas grew and my teaching spirit soared.  The MFF is still doing the good work!

Heather Spiva's curator insight, February 8, 3:42 PM

Of course, this is great. I have two blogs and both are advantageous to learning -- for me and hopefully one day for my students.

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Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle

With the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on "complex texts," some critics worry kids are being asked to struggle too much. We ask: How much is too much?

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, November 14, 2014 9:52 AM

This well balanced piece on implementing CCSS in reading includes the importance of building knowledge, intentional scaffolding and including complex text for all students. 

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Strengthening Lessons with a Student Work Protocol - EQuIP

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With EQuIP's Student Work Protocol teachers are able to find ways to strengthen lesson plans. This protocol works in groups or on an individual basis. Watch how a group of teachers use the protocol for Math and ELA lessons.

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Prezentt - Share your slides & content seamlessly

Prezentt - Share your slides & content seamlessly | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it

Prezentt is a web app that helps presenters to get a 1000% better interaction with their audience through a range of tools. Share your slides with your audience immediately, track questions and follow ups, save time and get much greater audience engagement.


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Roberta Bano's curator insight, November 17, 2014 6:07 AM

beautiful presentations, also interactive

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, November 21, 2014 10:31 AM

Useful

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3 Best Free Flashcard Apps for Students | Edudemic

3 Best Free Flashcard Apps for Students | Edudemic | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it

"According to an article on Time.com about the best and worst learning techniques, active learning methods (e.g. writing) are far more useful for long-term retention than passive learning methods (e.g. highlighting or underline words).

One of the best ways? Surprisingly enough: flashcards, according to research from the Association of Psychological Science."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:13 PM

Brain research has shown that recalling information is one of the best ways to learn. What better way to recall information than to use flashcards. This post, from Edudemic, shares three flashcards apps. It provides information on each, sharing features and providing a conclusion that may lead you to prefer one app over another.

Share this information with your students. Consider challenging them to create a set of flashcards that others could use to review.

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The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps - Tech - TIME

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"TIME's list of essential software every iPad owner should download."


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Grant Anderson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 10:02 AM

Some great ideas here!

Desiree Stepaniuk's curator insight, November 16, 2014 11:27 AM

Let's see how many I have already loaded!

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8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it
The 'new tab' page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to better use?

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Online And Distance Learning - Resources for students, teachers and researchers interested in online and distance education

Online And Distance Learning - Resources for students, teachers and researchers interested in online and distance education | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it
About online and distance learning, for students looking for schools and programs, and also for teachers looking for ideas

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Social Media Gains Momentum in Online Education

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In his University of Hawaii online course, Introduction to e-Learning, associate professor Michael Menchaca requires his students to introduce themselves to each other by creating 15-second videos on Instagram.
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For rural school districts, where is new tech training available? Online, of course - Hechinger Report

For rural school districts, where is new tech training available? Online, of course - Hechinger Report | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it
ATLANTA – For teachers in rural areas, technology training for classrooms can be elusive. It’s one reason why swarms of teachers, smartphones in hand, crowded around a small table covered in bar coded stickers at the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, eager to learn. They listened intently on Sunday as Terra …
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Free Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

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Free K-12 “Digital Literacy and Citizenship in a Connected Culture" curriculum


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 2013 1:21 PM

Common Sense Media does a suberb job developing onine curriculum to promote digital citizenship.  Check it out! 

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, January 19, 2013 6:53 AM

This is a great resource.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:19 PM

This is a great way to introduce students to Digital Citizenship.  I teach in a computer lab, and this course is one of the first things we go over at the beginning of the semester. 

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Turn iPad Art into Joyous 3D Figures with the Foldify App

Turn iPad Art into Joyous 3D Figures with the Foldify App | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it

"It’s a beautiful thing when students can use digital tools to build real world creations. While 3D printing is still a little on the expensive side, the Foldify app does an amazing job allowing students to create their own three dimensional paper masterpieces. Using the app, students can choose different paper templates, paint them digitally, model them in 3D, then print for assembly in the real world. It really is a delightfully fun, creative and rewarding experience."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 13, 2014 3:25 PM

Great link between digital-real world!!! 

Catherine Wooller's curator insight, November 13, 2014 3:35 PM

Maths department idea?

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6 tools for parent-teacher collaboration | eSchool News | eSchool News

6 tools for parent-teacher collaboration | eSchool News | eSchool News | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it
These six apps help parents and teachers stay connected and communicate throughout the school year.

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Julie's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:50 AM

Good to know..

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Read Alouds: Audio exposes students to complex informational texts

Read Alouds: Audio exposes students to complex informational texts | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it

"There are lots of great apps for gathering information about current events and finding stories that are of high interest to your students.  NPR has an easy to navigate website and high quality iPad app that makes it easy to find articles and interviews.  In addition to accessing print content that you might find in other newspapers, NPR has audio recordings that students can listen to straight from their device.  Not only is this a great option for students who may struggle to follow along with the vocabulary in a news story but it also helps students grow as listeners."


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The Power of Storytelling in eLearning

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"“What would happen if we took a deep breath, stepped away from the storyboard, and crafted a fascinating narrative to guide our learners? One that our learners felt and experienced on an emotional level; that elicited a response to go, or change, or do; and above all, that resulted in the meaningful change we’re really seeking—now that’s a powerful tale!”"


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Teaching With YouTube

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9 Tips For Smarter Teaching With YouTube

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camille's curator insight, November 15, 2014 7:49 AM

TICE

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:52 PM

But Mediacore is even more brilliant!

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How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom

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A backchannel is a digital conversation occurring in the background of a live event. Backchannels are a great classroom tool. Here's how to get started.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 9, 2015 11:25 PM

I love back channels! I wish I could use them more.

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Creating interactive augmented reality work with Layar - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts

Creating interactive augmented reality work with Layar - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it

"Layar is a system that allows you to turn flat 2 dimensional images into augmented reality versions in a really simple way. If you have existing displays you can simply add in video, audio or social media links to it. Follow the link to their site for more info on their system. Once the digital copy is created you simply view it through their app and the image comes to life."


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Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam

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Ayan Qureshi has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the exam at the age of five.
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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

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One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom.

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Going Paperless, Part 1: Google Classroom | Oakland Schools Literacy

Going Paperless, Part 1: Google Classroom | Oakland Schools Literacy | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it
RT @OaklandELA: "Going Paperless in #ELA, Part 1: #GoogleClassroom" via @jiannataylor http://t.co/rzzBRewrji #GAFE #edtech #engchat

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 16, 2014 9:20 AM

My New Year's resolution: No more paper notebooks! 

Zoraini Wati Abas's curator insight, November 17, 2014 8:46 AM

interesting reality

 

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Achievethecore.org :: Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning (Beta)

Achievethecore.org :: Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning (Beta) | CRSD Top Picks | Scoop.it
The Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning tool helps teachers prepare Common Core State Standard (CCSS)-aligned lessons.
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