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Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices

Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices | Educational | Scoop.it

"Read Write Think offers a bunch of great web, iOS, and Android applications for students. One of those that I recently learned about from David Kapuler is Read Write Think's Timeline creator. RWT Timline is available as a web app (Flash required), as an Android app, and as an iPad app. All three versions make it easy for students to create timelines for any series of events."


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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 22, 2014 3:11 AM

alle platforms... daar moeten we naar toe, lijkt me

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:32 PM

Just another great tool from Read Write Think

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:56 AM

This could be nice to plan or summarise a story, for reading or listening comprehension with students. Or for reviewing the stages of a task, or process (perhaps a process, for passive grammar). In teacher training it could be an option for self-observation, reviewing the stages of a lesson and how it went.

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Presenters Checklist for Success

Presenter's Checklist for Success! Wether you are a new speaker or a seasoned one, these 12 Items is a must to check off before your next presentation. Created by Camille Wong.


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Cynthia Kivland's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:20 AM

Engaging audiences requires an emotional connection.  Sharing this slideshare with some presentation tips.

Donna Hudson's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:23 PM

Great Ideas!

 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:11 AM

love this presentation. Look at it! what great visuals

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Class Charts - seating plans and behavior management software

Class Charts - seating plans and behavior management software | Educational | Scoop.it

Seating charts are an essential part of any good teacher’s tool kit. They help organise students into appropriate learning groups and minimise behaviour issues – the class teacher asserts their authority before the lesson even begins. We take seating charts a step further. You can optionally include and display key data (eg SEN, reading age) about each pupil which is used to intelligently position pupils in the classroom to maximise learning.


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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, January 10, 2014 7:06 AM

As I  expect positive behaviour and engagement from my students,  I find it pretty useless. However,  it may be greatly interesting for keeping records on, for instance,  learning to learn sklills or procedures; for mastering processes.....etc.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, January 12, 2014 3:17 AM

This could be another good tool for Class Administration

Raul Alanis Jr's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:11 PM

So easy to create seating charts by using this tool straight from Edmodo

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The Teacher as Leader: Effect of Teaching Behaviors on Class Community and Agreement | Distance-Educator.com

The Teacher as Leader: Effect of Teaching Behaviors on Class Community and Agreement | Distance-Educator.com | Educational | Scoop.it

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A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels of Student Engagement

A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels of Student Engagement | Educational | Scoop.it
After posting about the "10 ways to get your students engaged" here is another good visual I learned about from Mindshift and which outlines different levels of engagement. As I have already...

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25 tips and tools to make Google Drive better

25 tips and tools to make Google Drive better | Educational | Scoop.it
Get the most out of Google Drive with these 25 tips, tools and tweaks for power users.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 26, 2013 2:01 PM

Google Drive is a lot of things. It's a cloud-based storage service, it's an online office suite, and it's the connective tissue that ties numerous Google services together.

Elena Orlova's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:22 PM

Google Tools 

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:42 PM

Yeas!  A great tool for Google Drive users!  There is so to learn with google drive and this resource helps make the tool even more productive for you to use in your classroom.

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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | Educational | Scoop.it

"Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning.

 

By design, it focuses attention away from content and instruction, and instead emphasizes the “cognitive events” in the mind of a child. And this is no small change.

 

For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance. This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them."

 


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What exactly does ‘blended learning,’ look like? This video explains | Hechinger Report

What exactly does ‘blended learning,’ look like? This video explains | Hechinger Report | Educational | Scoop.it

"The term “blended learning,’’ is fast-becoming one of the education buzzwords that you will hear at conferences and in news articles.

 

Some call it digital learning or “personalized learning,’’ which is another way of describing how teachers can work with students at their individual skill level and deliver real-time instruction as needed — with the help of technology.

 

Blended learning is a better term than some of awful jargon that has crept into the lexicon of education, but it still merits some explanation. That’s why we are posting this this video by The Learning Accelerator, a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate high-quality blended learning in school districts across the U.S."

 


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11 Brilliant Ways To Frame Critical Content: A Complexities Chart - TeachThought

11 Brilliant Ways To Frame Critical Content: A Complexities Chart - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it

"Framing content is among the most powerful strategies teachers have to engage students and promote deep understanding of content."

 


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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Educational | Scoop.it

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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Why games are good for learning?
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Education - Journalist's Resource

Education - Journalist's Resource | Educational | Scoop.it

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Syntheses of important research studies in the general field of education. Intended primarily for journalists, these digests (with links to the original reports) offer busy educators and researchers (grad school anyone?) access to cutting-edge ideas on critical topics of the day. The ever-growing list currently contains 123 entries. Quite a useful resource.


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What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out! ~ Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator

What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out! ~ Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator | Educational | Scoop.it

by Lisa Nielsen

 

"I developed this quiz with members of my personal learning network (found at end of post) to get students thinking about their digital footprint. The quiz was created at the request of high school students I spoke with who thought the creation of a such a quiz could lead to a smart conversation about ways students can update their digital footprint so that it is one that leads to college and career success.

Check it out with your students and let me know how it goes in the comments below"


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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Educational | Scoop.it

Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can be


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what to do when your kids find their "passion" - teach mama

what to do when your kids find their "passion" - teach mama | Educational | Scoop.it

"But this was different. We always knew she liked singing and dancing, but now it had taken on a whole different level. I wondered if my daughter had found her first “passion”.

 

Chances are you’ve been in this same spot as a parent or teacher. We give our kids a lot of opportunities and when they finally find one they enjoy, we are excited by the possibilities. Sometimes parents and teachers may try to guide a child down a certain path of sports, or music, or learning based on their interests…but usually we wait for that spark of passion to come, and when it does the big question is: What next?"


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Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, January 20, 2014 3:19 PM

Nice ideas for helping kids start to explore their passions.  I like the idea of the interest brackets.

t1solarsystem's curator insight, January 21, 2014 4:59 AM

Solar San Diego

By using Solar San Diego, customers can save their money, solar panels used in the generation of electricity do not exert any harmful gases like carbon dioxide, and it provides an eco green friendly and healthy atmosphere to the users of solar systems.  

 

http://t1solar.com/business-solar-energy-solutions-2/

 

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How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public

How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public | Educational | Scoop.it
Even as publics in many of the surveyed Muslim-majority countries express a clear preference for women to dress conservatively, many also say women should be able to decide for themselves what to wear.

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Ignacio Garrido's curator insight, January 14, 2014 10:19 AM

Execise 18 :

 

1. You have to send the answer by moodle

2. To sum up the new in 5 lines.

3. What do you think about this way of dress?

4. What is the favourite way of muslim dress prefer in each countries?

5. Who has written the new? Do you think is he/she objective? Why?

6. Is these new as you can wath on TV ? Think your answer.

7. Can you relationed the pictures ( number in graphic ) with its real name ( in the text of the new )?

 

Good Luck

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:57 PM

I am not sure if it is because I am an independently raised western woman but this whole article seems to completely address women as property.  I realize that some countries are much stricter than others but it is not something I can comprehend.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 22, 2015 7:09 PM

It appears our friends in Saudi Arabia like their women to be almost completely hidden from view with 74% claiming that the most appropriate dress is to have no more than the eyes showing while in public. Pakistan is the second most tolerant at a distant 35%. Overall, the most popular "form" for women in public is to show the facial region only with 44% of countries surveyed agreeing. On the other end of the spectrum is Lebanon who think that women with no head dress is appropriate nearly half the time. Turkey is in second with 32% believing that this is okay.

Put another way, Lebanon thinks it is okay for their women to dress with no head dress by a 15-1 ratio over the Saudi's. Unbelievable that I am writing about this in the year 2015. The Middle East should allow more than the middle of their women's face to be shown. Lebanon seems to be the most tolerant, let's hope the rest of the countries can follow their lead.

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The Impact of Digital Media on Knowledge Creation

The Impact of Digital Media on Knowledge Creation | Educational | Scoop.it
Did you ever wonder how "they" produce updated dictionaries? Groups of academics are supplied with word lists to research. They go through journals, news articles and so on to compare previous mean...

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EsdeGroot's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:14 AM

Yes, interesting article about chaning models.

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How to Chunk Content for eLearning Infographic | e-Learning ...

How to Chunk Content for eLearning Infographic | e-Learning ... | Educational | Scoop.it
One of the main concepts that leads to successful e-Learning course design is information chunking. But what is chunking? Why is it embedded in the world of instructional design? And what kind of chunking strategies can an ...

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 10, 2014 7:04 PM

Nice infographic on how to and what to "chunk" for e-learning content. Thank you for sharing.

Noland Hoshino's comment, January 25, 2014 1:43 PM
Like I've always said about the flood of information people put out -- you've got to "Chunk it"
Noland Hoshino's comment, January 25, 2014 1:43 PM
Like I've always said about the flood of information people put out -- you've got to "Chunk it"
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3 TED Talks For Teachers In Need Of Inspiration

3 TED Talks For Teachers In Need Of Inspiration | Educational | Scoop.it
What happens when you hit a bit of a rough patch and need a pick me up? Why, these TED Talks for teachers will get you back up and running!
The post 3 TED Talks For Teachers In Need Of Inspiration appeared first on Edudemic.

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8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept - TeachThought

8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it
What do great teachers do differently? Here are 8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept, from TeachThought.

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Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"It's often reiterated within the educational circles and curriculum designers that given the speed with witch technology is advancing, the jobs our students will have in the future are probably not yet created. But the question is : are we teaching students the skills required for this future ?"


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Xiaoxia Wang's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:15 PM

These are the key skills leading to success across all centuries but they are more needed and compulsory in the 21 century as information and subject contents are circulating like air everywhere. Hence,  those who know how to choose, unlearn, and critically understand are those who can make higher jumps.

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Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic

Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic | Educational | Scoop.it

"Blended learning can create new career opportunities and improve conditions for teachers. As student roles evolve within a more personalized, tech-rich learning environment, teacher roles should evolve accordingly."

 


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SJ Parle's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:38 PM

I think that we're already on our way through this process. This infographic serves as a concise summary, although I would question some aspects - not sure that our earning potential is improved -?

 

Jacqueline Panvini De Rubin's curator insight, November 17, 2013 6:49 AM

Necesidad de cambios curriculares, aprendizaje colaborativo.

Profesor Mills's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:43 PM

Students can become digital leaders & teachers also 

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How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic

How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic | Educational | Scoop.it
Like Iron Man soaring out of the sky to save the day, the inquiry process can help save your tail when tasked with learning just about anything.

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Mary Starry's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:35 AM

This could be shared with students to help them identify the key steps involved in preparing a presentation.

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How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources

The Google News archive is a great place to find primary sources. This short tutorial shows students how the archive works.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:23 PM

search tips!

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:06 PM

Learn how to use advanced search in Google search to find primary resources for projects.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:08 PM

Nice video tutorial on using Google News to search and select primary sources.

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Blogging With Students | Edublogs Teacher Challenges

Blogging With Students | Edublogs Teacher Challenges | Educational | Scoop.it

This series guides you step by step through the process of class and student blogging.

Each step provides class blog examples so you can check out how they are used by educators.  Many of the examples are from primary grades but the same principles apply regardless of student age (including adult learners).

THIS SERIES CONSISTS OF:Step 1: Set up Class BlogStep 2: Setting up pagesStep 3: Writing your first postsStep 4: Teach quality commenting skillsStep 5: Adding WidgetsStep 6: Helping parents and students connectStep 7: Images, copyright, and creative commonsStep 8: Cool tools to embedStep 9: All about video (coming soon)Step 10: Connecting with other classesStep:11  Using RSS (coming soon)Step 12:  Using plugins (coming soon)Step 13: Setting up your student blogs

 


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Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 2013 Edition now available ~ iNACOL

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 2013 Edition now available ~ iNACOL | Educational | Scoop.it

"Keeping Pace 2013 is now available! The 10th edition includes updated enrollment numbers, graphics, and policy information. Download the full report, scroll down for individualgraphics, or browse individual state profiles."

 

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From the Preview by Mickey Ravenaugh and John Watson

 

The complexity of change is accelerating

 

"Ten years ago, the world we surveyed in Keeping Pace was contained within a few well-defined dimensions: there were state-led supplemental programs and virtual charter schools, and hardly ever the twain did meet. When we wrote nearly a decade ago that “Pennsylvania has experienced significant public conflict between cyber charter schools and school districts” while “Illinois has a centralized approach in which most online education activity is by the statewide virtual high school,” we covered most of the landscape as a whole. We envisioned more of the same expanding across the nation over time, and advocated for policy frameworks to ensure quality through growth along both dimensions.

 

"Nothing is quite so simple now, from the standpoint of either policy or practice. While there are some constants—for example, the strains in Pennsylvania continue, resulting in both annual legislative battles and a proliferation of district cyber programs—nearly every aspect of the online and blended landscape has become more complex, more interconnected, and more volatile. Providers have multiplied and diversified: yesterday’s virtual charter school operator is also today’s course vendor and blended learning consultant, while a few of the leading state virtual schools now eagerly serve full-time students in grades K-12. The image of the massively open and free holds a powerful lure (see our recent post about MOOCs). As customers, schools and districts want it all: a desire for a few AP or credit recovery courses quickly blossoms into an all-out smorgasbord of virtual, blended, part-time, full-time, and mobile offerings. Multiply this by tens of thousands of districts and all 50 states, and the difference that a decade makes is clear.

 

"It almost goes without saying that policy is still not keeping pace with practice in our field – how could it? At least in part because of the speed and complexity of online/blended learning development, state legislatures have moved in uneven bursts to create course choice programs, or build virtual options into their charter laws, and incent districts to create opportunities for students. Tackling the really big issues, such as equitable funding and true measures of quality, would mean looking at these same issues for all forms of education, and only a few states have been brave or unified enough to try."

 


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