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Sparking Creativity [Infographic]

Sparking Creativity [Infographic] | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
It's a rough time for Time Magazine. Take the cover article in this month's Town and Country Magazine: 'Empire of Excess. The Insane Egos and Extreme Expense

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We do need to encourage creativity in our students. They learn so much more when they handle the content to do something with it.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, June 28, 2013 12:54 PM
Robin and Ann, in SOME areas, yes, I can see it. To Ann's point, particularly in ranking - rating - analysis paralysis older industries, I think the USA lags behind.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, June 28, 2013 12:56 PM
AnnC - Found this older HuffPo post. STEM to STEAM, intriguing! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-tarnoff/stem-to-steam-recognizing_b_756519.html
Ken Morrison's comment, July 12, 2013 1:29 PM
HI Jim, Thanks for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you . You have a great site started here.
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Teachers Use Tech to Find Professional Development Solutions, Avoid Burnout

Teachers Use Tech to Find Professional Development Solutions, Avoid Burnout | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Reports of teacher burnout are on the rise, and many in K-12 see a lack of PD as a main cause for the high rate of newer teachers leaving the profession. Learn more.
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PD can be provided or teachers can find their own PLN.

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More Ideas for Badges in Professional Learning | Shake Up Learning

More Ideas for Badges in Professional Learning | Shake Up Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
  Pinterest Here’s an update on using badges in teacher professional development with new ideas and resources. Gamification with badges can be a great motivator for teachers and students! I posted in the fall on this concept, and it was one of the most popular posts ever! Thanks to my friends in Denton ISD for letting me share …
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More badges to go with ,"Take PD to the Next Level with Badges."

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Getting Started with Minecraft in the Classroom

Getting Started with Minecraft in the Classroom | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
An essential guide to helping you facilitate a successful Minecraft class.
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Use this if you want to try Minecraft. 

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Never Too Late: Creating a Climate for Adults to Learn New Skills

Never Too Late: Creating a Climate for Adults to Learn New Skills | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
A lot of effort goes into helping kids know they can learn more, but less focus has been directed to the growth mindset of educators. Some educators are taking
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One of my favorite ideas was to not use precious time at faculty meetings for announcements that could be shared by email to make time for Professional Development. 

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50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
  I am excited to announce that the book “50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom” is now available for sale on Amazon. The book was co-authored by Libbi Miller who teaches with…
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This is an ad for the book, but if you scroll down you can see the list of 50 things. 

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INDEX

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Computing resources for primary and secondary school children and teachers. Find games, videos and audio clips by level and topic.
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Some of the links no longer work, but most of them work.

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6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom [infographic] | Shake Up Learning

6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom [infographic] | Shake Up Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Ready to Get Started with Google Classroom? Google Classroom is a free application designed by Google to help students and teachers communicate, collaborate, organize and manage assignments, go paperless, and much more! This is the ONLY application that Google has developed specifically for students and teachers, and they want it to be your go-to assignment …
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This infographic will help you get started quickly with Google Classroom.

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Resources for Technology Integration

Resources for Technology Integration | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Free materials, downloads, tools, and suggested readings to better understand technology integration, from our Technology Integration Professional Development Module.
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Resources to help you better understand tech integration.

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High-Impact Professional Development for Rural Schools

High-Impact Professional Development for Rural Schools | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
This high-quality professional development program consisting of 200 hours of training spread over two years has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student achievement.
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Some interesting PD ideas. 

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An Introduction to Technology Integration

An Introduction to Technology Integration | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills.
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Be sure to read the "Research shows ..." statements at the end of the short (less than 5 min) video.

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ClassHook | Educational Clips from Popular Media

Teach your students using their favorite TV shows and movies.
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Easily search by subject or topic for video clips from TV shows and movies to use in your classroom. 

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Free Online YouTube Downloader: Download YouTube Videos, Facebook and many others!

Free Online service to Download YouTube videos at one click! The best YouTube Downloader supporting fast and easy vimeo, Facebook and Dailymotion video Download and much more!
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Downloads with just a few easy steps.

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Minecraft Story Mode for Gaming in Education

Minecraft Story Mode for Gaming in Education | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Minecraft is a virtual environment that has taken educa…
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Students love Minecraft. It can be used within several different subject areas. 

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Take PD to the Next Level with Badges - Gamify Professional Learning

Take PD to the Next Level with Badges - Gamify Professional Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Gamification and the use of badges is nothing new, and many of us have found ways to use these in adult learning and professional development. In my experience, teachers love badges! Through this program, teachers are rewarded for stepping outside their comfort zones with fun badges to display outside their classroom door.
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I agree. Teachers love badges, too. 

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Showbie Champions Choose: The Best Apps for Teachers

Showbie Champions Choose: The Best Apps for Teachers | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
We asked our Showbie Champions to tell us which apps they use alongside Showbie in their classroom. These are the classroom apps that they recommend!
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List (with some explanation) of apps for iPads to use in the classroom. 

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Virtual Piano

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Virtual Piano enables you to experience the piano on your computer - online! It empowers you to innovate and entertain with music. Prepare to experience the
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Great site for learning about music. 

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Save YouTube Videos to iPad Camera Roll for Green Screen Compositing

Save YouTube Videos to iPad Camera Roll for Green Screen Compositing | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Last week in the post, “iPad App Smashing Green Screen Videos from YouTube,” I described an iPad workflow for saving YouTube videos from the web directly into the camera roll of an iPad…
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This post provides an alternative workflow to using Puffin browser. 

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Scripts

Scripts | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Need a choice eliminator on a Google form for spots already taken? Try Choice Eliminator. Want to schedule the lab? Try Lab Scheduler. Take a look at these and more scripts and add-ons for Google . 

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Ways to Scaffold Finding Text Evidence

Ways to Scaffold Finding Text Evidence | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Education World has broken down a few ways educators can scaffold the use of evidence to support inferences in their daily lessons, no matter what your content area. Everything you need is right here!
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Great suggestions for getting students started with this skill. 

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ASCD Express 11.06 - Use Mobile Tech to Challenge and Engage Students

ASCD Express 11.06 - Use Mobile Tech to Challenge and Engage Students | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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eThemes - By Grade

eThemes - By Grade | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
eThemes is your source for content-rich, kid-safe online resources.
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Online resources for students sorted by themes. Note: some links may not work. 

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Everything CCSS "I Can" for K - 8 Grades - The Curriculum Corner 123

Everything CCSS "I Can" for K - 8 Grades - The Curriculum Corner 123 | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
We are often asked why we have changed our original “I Can” statements.  This change occurred for two reasons.  First, there have been significant change
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Kid-friendly "I can" statements tied to the Common Core standards to help children understand what they are supposed to be learning. 

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100 Incredible & Educational Virtual Tours You Don't Want to Miss - OnlineUniversities.com

The following virtual tours bring opportunities to explore cities, famous landmarks and buildings, museums, college campuses, and even outer space.
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Bring the world to your students. 

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