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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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It is easy to overlook Pinterest but this infographic gives us many reasons to consider it as a classroom tool.

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

Heather Spiva's curator insight, February 8, 2016 3:47 PM

This is great .Looking forward to using these ideas!

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Best of Works4Me: End of the Year

Best of Works4Me: End of the Year | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Teaching tips, ideas, and strategies to help you and your students end the school year smoothly, productively, and happily."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Ways to Develop Programming Skills This Summer

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Ways to Develop Programming Skills This Summer | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Learning to program isn't as difficult as you might think that is. Each of the following services make it relatively easy to learn to program your own apps. As you learn to program your own app, you'll start to see how your students can do the same and use those skills in your classroom next fall."

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Two Studies Point to the Power of Teacher-Student Relationships to Boost Learning

Two Studies Point to the Power of Teacher-Student Relationships to Boost Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

“These studies are important because they tell us that teacher-student relationships matter,” said Tyrone Howard, a professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, who is writing a book on the research about students’ relationships with their teachers and how well they learn. ”I think schools in many ways have put the cart before the horse. What they’ve done is they want to jump right into academics and really dismiss or minimize the importance of relationships.”

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When Teachers Experience Empathic Distress

When Teachers Experience Empathic Distress | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Mindfulness and compassion are effective self-care strategies for teachers who work with students who routinely experience trauma." Thanks to Elizabeth Lovett for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digitals Tools & Learning 6-12 community.

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Column: How Teachers Can Support Students During Ramadan

Column: How Teachers Can Support Students During Ramadan | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"If students have the right accommodations and support from teachers and their peers during Ramadan, it can turn a challenging month into the most rewarding."

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The Anger Teachers Don’t Feel Comfortable Expressing - Education Week Teacher

The Anger Teachers Don’t Feel Comfortable Expressing - Education Week Teacher | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"There is a strong taboo against teachers admitting to anger, let alone expressing it, writes Arkansas teacher Justin Minkel. Here are four ways they can handle that."

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Our Classrooms Need a More Multicultural Approach to Learning

Our Classrooms Need a More Multicultural Approach to Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A multicultural collection of books can reflect students’ lives, reveal other experiences, and help students expand their thinking."

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Prepare Now To Improve Next Year's Classes

Prepare Now To Improve Next Year's Classes | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A bit of logistical work in the classroom can help new teachers wrap up for summer—and ease the back-to-school crunch as well."

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Program Helps Mentors Advocate for Students Who Think Differently

Program Helps Mentors Advocate for Students Who Think Differently | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Eye to Eye pairs mentors with mentees to help participants overcome challenges with learning and attention issues."

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5 TED-Ed Lessons To Help You Teach Critical-Thinking Skills

5 TED-Ed Lessons To Help You Teach Critical-Thinking Skills | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"For teachers looking for new ways to improve critical-thinking skills, here are the five most-popular TED-Ed Lessons on the topic."

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Decoding Fortnite: 5 Things Educators Need to Know About the Hit Video Game

Decoding Fortnite: 5 Things Educators Need to Know About the Hit Video Game | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"How can schools prevent distractions and survive the Fortnite craze? Educators offer their best tips."

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Digital Footprint? Try Digital Tattoo, Experts Say

Digital Footprint? Try Digital Tattoo, Experts Say | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In digital citizenship education, the idea of a digital footprint—the 'tracks' students leave behind online as they interact on social media and put information online—is nothing new. But lately, the digital footprint is being replaced by the digital tattoo, to emphasize to students the idea that any information they put online is permanent, just like a tattoo."

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Wisconsin Technical Colleges Get Creative After Big Drop in Enrollment

Wisconsin Technical Colleges Get Creative After Big Drop in Enrollment | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Technical colleges are now offering more night and online courses, stepping up recruitment efforts in high schools and exporting their training programs from classrooms to bustling work sites."

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Madison Metropolitan School District Announces Community Schools Expansion

Madison Metropolitan School District Announces Community Schools Expansion | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

“We are hoping that as the model takes hold over time, we’ll have more shared power with family members and community partners about what that neighborhood and community really needs and how to use the school facility to do that,” said MMSD’s director of family and community engagement, Nichelle Nichols. “We want, in the long term, to impact social-emotional and academic learning outcomes for our young people in those schools by doing more holistic coordination.”

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3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students

3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"When students reflect on what they have learned, ownership of that new knowledge increases." Thanks to Annette Christiansen for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Empowered Educators community.

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Wisconsin Launches Social, Emotional Learning Guide, Resources

Wisconsin Launches Social, Emotional Learning Guide, Resources | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

The Department of Public Instruction has launched “Social and Emotional Learning Competencies,” a guide for incorporating these practices into lesson plans, using them as part of classroom management, and infusing them in school culture. The guide includes resources on what social and emotional learning is; how this learning intersects with character development, technology, and before- and after-school programs; and provides supports for teachers and other adults.

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How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms

How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A simple questioning protocol can help teachers provoke thoughtful student questions and deepen classroom engagement."

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Integrating Blogging Into The Classroom

Integrating Blogging Into The Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"4 key tips to help you conquer your fears about integrating blogging into your lessons."

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As '13 Reasons Why' Returns, Schools Try To Help Students Who Are Thinking Of Suicide

As '13 Reasons Why' Returns, Schools Try To Help Students Who Are Thinking Of Suicide | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"About 1 in 5 teens may have contemplated suicide. But new research suggests that schools as a whole can make a difference."

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Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Social Studies Teachers

Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Social Studies Teachers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Here are some good educational YouTube channels curated specifically for social studies teachers by educatorstechnology.com. They cover a wide variety of social studies topics  which you can appropriate and integrate in your own class."

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Memorial Day Lesson Ideas

Memorial Day Lesson Ideas | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day to honor American Civil War dead. Now it honors soldiers killed in all wars. Reinforce the meaning behind Memorial Day observances with the following lessons and activities."

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How to Survive Year-End Stress

How to Survive Year-End Stress | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"No matter where you teach, what grade, or subject, you will experience end-of-year stress. How can you stay sane?" Check out this resource from NEA's School Me initiative.

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What Parents and Teachers Can Do To Not Make the 7th Grade the Worst Ever

What Parents and Teachers Can Do To Not Make the 7th Grade the Worst Ever | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In sixth grade, they coddle them. In eighth grade, they are getting ready to go to high school so they are really elevated," said Jennifer Powell-Lunder, a clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at Pace University in New York. "In seventh grade, no one really cares. You're thrown to the wolves. They really are in such an in-between age."

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New Research Shows That 78 Feet Can Make All the Difference in Helping Teachers Collaborate With Struggling Colleagues

New Research Shows That 78 Feet Can Make All the Difference in Helping Teachers Collaborate With Struggling Colleagues | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Seventy-eight feet. That’s a key number when it comes to the ability of teachers to interact with — and influence — the colleagues around them, according to new research."

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Teaching Students Self-Advocacy Skills

Teaching Students Self-Advocacy Skills | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"There are so many classroom management situations which could be prevented if students only knew how to advocate for their own needs. These might be academic, social, emotional, or behavioral. This skill does not come naturally for every student, so it needs to be explicitly taught. Here are some tips to help students develop this ability." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me community.

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