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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

Digital storytelling, the practice of combining narrative with digital content, is gaining more ground in the educational field.Many schools and educational centres all around the globe are including learning method in their curriculums and the results are really promising : more of students engagement and a bigger degree of motivation.

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Many of today’s classrooms are designed and practiced as teaching classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on and driven by the teacher. Teaching classrooms however, do not match the needs and expectations for 21st Century learning. To be successful in the 21st Century students need to be engaged in learning classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on student outcomes and classroom practices that strengthen and deepen not only students’ content knowledge but their overall ability to think deeply, communicate, analyze, problem solve, and take responsibility for their learning. - <a href="http://www.TeachnKidsLearn.com" rel="nofollow">www.TeachnKidsLearn.com</a>
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Brain Training Breakthroughs: Improving Student Growth and Behavior

Brain Training Breakthroughs: Improving Student Growth and Behavior | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
By Scott Miller - Here, I examine a number of brain training strategies that our school has used to improve student outcomes for our special needs kids.
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The Social Media Revolution? Does it belong in the Classroom? - Teach n' Kids Learn

The Social Media Revolution? Does it belong in the Classroom? - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
In this massive information age of today, we can now talk to each other in ways we never imagined. Teachers and administrators have struggled with how they might try to find a way to safely incorporate this social media technology in the classroom.
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What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active?

What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active? | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Conjuring images one has never seen before is a complex mental process for which the foundation is likely laid in childhood.
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Introducing the “Flipped Educator Spotlight” from FlippedLearning.org — Emerging Education Technologies

Introducing the “Flipped Educator Spotlight” from FlippedLearning.org — Emerging Education Technologies | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
The Original, Non-Profit Hub for the Flipped Learning Community Introduces a new Video Series Spotlighting the work of Flipped Educators. As I announced here, over this last summer I assumed the role of Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network. This
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Lesson Planning Tips from a Super Procrastinator | Think Inclusive

Lesson Planning Tips from a Super Procrastinator | Think Inclusive | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Do you procrastinate completing your lesson planning? Read these tips on how to stop putting it off and get the most out of your time.
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A Manifesto of the Possible: A Teacher’s Journey Toward Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

A Manifesto of the Possible: A Teacher’s Journey Toward Personalized Learning (EdSurge News) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
As the child of Korean immigrants, education has always represented aspirational possibility in my life. And though the vocational aspirations that my parents had in mind for me never became mine, their belief that education could lead to boundless possibilities certainly did.


I always did
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English Language Learners' (ELL) Teacher Professional Development Instructional Self-Assessment Survey (Short Form) - Teach n' Kids Learn

English Language Learners' (ELL) Teacher Professional Development Instructional Self-Assessment Survey (Short Form) - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
This survey is intended to help you and your colleagues consider your professional development areas of strengths​ and needs and in respect to English Language Learners' (ELL) instructional practices. In this survey, we also looking to determine how much support you are receiving within your school setting for ELL instruction. This survey protocol aligns to the best practices outlined for English Language Learners (ELLs) and will allow teachers to prioritize the instructional strategies that may be needed in their classroom.
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Five Things Teachers Can Do to Improve Learning for ELLs in the New Year

Five Things Teachers Can Do to Improve Learning for ELLs in the New Year | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
It is resolution season! In January we reflect on past joys and concerns from the previous year, and take the opportunity to make a resolution that will improve our lives in the New Year. Of course, we all know that resolutions are hard to keep and can often be unrealistic. The expert advice I've received on resolutions (mostly advice from women's magazines) states that you are more likely to be successful if your goal is specific and measurable.
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Everyone Can Participate How to Involve More Students in Discussion to Promote Higher-Level Thinking in the ESL Classroom

Everyone Can Participate How to Involve More Students in Discussion to Promote Higher-Level Thinking in the ESL Classroom | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Many teachers like to teach ESL classes. The students are polite and engaged and usually come from cultures where teachers and the education process is respected. Often measurable progress c
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5 Reasons Why Students Benefit From A Problem Centered Math Classroom

5 Reasons Why Students Benefit From A Problem Centered Math Classroom | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
The benefits that students receive from learning in a problem-centered environment are well worth the discomfort that may be felt. Take a look at the 5 benefits followed by and math instruction video segment below.
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College vs. Career Ready - The Need to Redefine College and Career Readiness

College vs. Career Ready - The Need to Redefine College and Career Readiness | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
For every 100 who start college, just 25 get degrees and attractive jobs The majority of kids who pursue college are getting disappointing outcomes.

Well-intentioned national K-12 education goals are jeopardizing the futures of millions of kids. Our stated goal is making all kids “college and career ready.” The reality, though, is that we’ve turned schools into college prep factories, leaving the vast majority of kids ill-prepared for career or life.
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3 Quick Tips to Build Staff and Teacher Trust

3 Quick Tips to Build Staff and Teacher Trust | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
As a new principal managing your way through your first year, you should have one main goal: Building your credibility as the school leader. The quickest way to do this is not through regaling the staff with …
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Study Shows Math and Science Scores Improve for U.S. Fourth and Eighth Grade Students (EdSurge News)

Study Shows Math and Science Scores Improve for U.S. Fourth and Eighth Grade Students (EdSurge News) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
SCORING HIGHER: Fourth and eighth grade students in the U.S. have made longterm improvements in their math skills, according to the most recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The data revealed that U.S. fourth-graders’ average mathematics scores increased overall from
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How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs -

How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs - | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
How Thoughtful Technology Integration Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs by Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional developmen
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Developing A Culture of Metacognition - The Art of Teaching How to Think

Developing A Culture of Metacognition - The Art of Teaching How to Think | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
A number of conditions support the development of a metacognitive classroom environment. Learning environments that are knowledge-centered and learner-centered, and that take into account the role of assessment in learning, lay the foundation for a reflective classroom. “Knowledge-centered” classrooms focus on meaningful, powerful, nontrivial activities.
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So Are Students Born Gifted or Made to be Gifted?

So Are Students Born Gifted or Made to be Gifted? | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
This is a question that continues to be debated by many. It’s the old nature vs. nurture conversation. In my view, I would have to say I think that it is a little of both. I believe that we can all agree that both are equally important in raising a child regardless of whether the child is classified as gifted or bright.
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Educational forecast for 2017 | SmartBrief

Educational forecast for 2017 | SmartBrief | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

We recently revisited the findings of a now 20-year old policy report on teacher quality, What Matters Most, published by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future in the fall of 1996. At that time, one of us -- Jessica -- was a public high-school student, and the other -- Barnett -- a former teacher and then education researcher, helped develop the report.

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The Places You’ll Go: K 12 Edtech Conferences to Check Out in 2017 (EdSurge News)

The Places You’ll Go: K 12 Edtech Conferences to Check Out in 2017 (EdSurge News) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Last week, we pulled together our picks for what higher-ed conferences, expos and events you should know about in 2017. Now we’re back, and this time it’s all about K-12.This free downloadable calendar has all the dates, locations and details you need to begin planning which events and conferences t
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Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle (EdSurge News)

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle (EdSurge News) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Whether your role is as an administrator, teacher, parent, or student leader, if you’re reading this, you are probably interested in helping other school community stakeholders understand the power of technology in a teaching and learning environment. A common mantra I’m hearing from digital learnin
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Meeting ELL Students' Needs in Today's Classroom, Grades K-12

Meeting ELL Students' Needs in Today's Classroom, Grades K-12 | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
This course is designed to provide teachers with a practical understanding of comprehensible instructional practices for the linguistic and literacy needs of minority/heritage language students. Participants will become informed in methods of ESOL education for English Language Learners in mainstream classrooms.
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Creating Learning Classrooms for Today’s Students (Grades K-12)

Creating Learning Classrooms for Today’s Students (Grades K-12) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Teachers will re-imagine their classroom learning space by creating rituals, routines, and communication plans for uninterrupted learning time, develop assignments for collaborative learning and engage students in rich learning discourse through the use of effective questioning strategies.
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Creating a Room that Connects 5 Ways toBring Your Classroom into the 21st Century

Creating a Room that Connects 5 Ways toBring Your Classroom into the 21st Century | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
A teacher desk at the front of the classroom with rows and columns of student desks just doesn’t cut it anymore. The geometric arrangement that teachers have followed for generations w
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I Started Learning Again and It Changed Everything

I Started Learning Again and It Changed Everything | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
"I've been teaching for 20 years, I love the kids, but hate my job." This is an all-too-familiar mantra among experienced teachers, this can change.
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How Technology Changes Student-Teacher Interaction

How Technology Changes Student-Teacher Interaction | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

Learning technologies change student-teacher interactions in several ways, but there’s one specifically that really stands out and makes the most difference in our classrooms. Technology has an especially strong effect in the 1:1 classroom, since the

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Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers (EdSurge News)

Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers (EdSurge News) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
My journey as an educator began thirty years ago and—I’ll admit—references to personalized learning were never mentioned or formally discussed back then. Yet, I knew the importance of building relationships with my students and reaching every student wherever she/he was with developing skills. I beg
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