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ISTE | Teach kids to mind their Skype manners

ISTE | Teach kids to mind their Skype manners | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

Young students don’t instinctively know how to behave during a videoconferencing call. But with a little instruction and practice, they’ll handle interactions with aplomb.


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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 26, 2015 12:03 PM

Great tips to have a super experience with digital collaboration via Skype OR Google hangout!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."


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Nacho Vega's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:53 PM

"You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."

Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:52 PM

Ótimas imagens para usar nas vídeo aulas.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:46 AM

Buen material y bonitas imágenes! gracias!

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Slidebean - create stunning presentations

Slidebean - create stunning presentations | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

Slidebean is a new presentation tool that lets you focus on the content, and does everything else automatically. We just launched our beta today.


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Mike Keevers's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:05 PM

Worth a look

Luís Cálix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:03 PM

Entre no site, carregue o conteúdo que desejar, escolha um template...e já está! Pronto a usar e partilhar.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:44 AM

Newly launched, Slidebean seems to be trying to do what haiku deck does. Login is with Facebook, not my favorite way of doing things, but there are some nice effects here and it produces clean slide shows.

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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Eight ways kindergarten holds the key to 21st-century instruction | eSchool News

Several of the revolutionary changes we've been calling for in our schools have actually been around for quite a while—just talk a stroll down to any kindergarten class.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:17 PM

Everything I learned I learned in kindergarten.

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11 Tools to Teach Kids How to Code

11 Tools to Teach Kids How to Code | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
These 11 tools to teach kids how to code are designed to make learning to code engaging, entertaining and relevant.
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30 bite-sized writing tips for better eLearning content

30Bite-Sized Writing Tips for BettereLearning Content

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Applicable in any presentation scenario.

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Helena Capela's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:19 AM

Dicas para a produção de conteúdos e-learning para quem não é especialista.

John Purificati's curator insight, April 11, 2013 6:05 AM

Good e-Learning tips.

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing | Lifehacker

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing | Lifehacker | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

By Whitson Gordon

 

"For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores of people couldn't live without it. I tried it multiple times, and never saw the appeal until now. Here's what I was missing.

 

"Any time we talk about Evernote, a good number of you say the same thing: you've tried it time and time again, but you could never really "get into it." I was in the same camp, but after reading the other side's experiences in this article and its comments, I decided to give it another shot. If you're like I was and haven't yet experienced the greatness of Evernote, here are some things you should try.

The More You Add, the More Useful Evernote Becomes

"Let's start with the most important trick: In order to see why everyone likes Evernote, it's important to take advantage of everything it has to offer (rather than use it as just another note taker). Reader ppdd says it best:

 

"The key to Evernote is to commit to it and jump in with both feet. It's pretty rotten if you're just using it for a few isolated tasks, because absolutely, it doesn't do any one thing perfectly and it's not as fast as other apps.

 

"It really starts to show its brilliance once you start using it as your default bookmark/webclip app, notetaker, recipe box, repository of all your reference material, and so on. It's great to have ALL the information you need indexed and searchable across every single platform you have. I love opening it up in a meeting and recording the meeting audio right along with my typed notes on my iPad. If I miss something (entirely possible while pecking things out on a glass screen) I can always return to it after the meeting."

 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 14, 2013 3:36 PM

I've been using Evernote for about a year.  I'm still at the point the author describes in this piece.  I use it. But I'm not addicted.  Should I go all in and really see if I get hooked?  

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 14, 2013 3:39 PM

add your insight...

Pauline Wilson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:05 AM

Making the most of Evernote

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5 Free Apps For Classrooms With A Single iPad - Edudemic

5 Free Apps For Classrooms With A Single iPad - Edudemic | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
You don’t have to be in a 1:1 classroom to infuse technology. If you have one iPad, these free apps for classrooms are worth knowing about.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:59 AM
I love information how to make a big impact with very little tech! I don't have an iPad yet in my library but I AM SO READY!
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Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years

Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150.

 

They range from the serious to the fanciful, from the exciting to the petrifying.

And to get a gauge on how likely they are to happen, we asked the special bets department at British betting firm Ladbrokes to give us their odds on each prediction coming true.

 

[View more at the link]

 


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:23 PM

Be prepared for the future...

Anthony Burke's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:12 AM

How many of these will come true,,,ha...ha I remember some of the great predictions in the past that never made it, whilst the unpredicted did. Anyone remember the "atomic" egg that would fit in a box to power all your household power needs? Anyone remember all the free time we were going to have to manage because robots and AI would be doing all the work?

Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 30, 2013 12:33 AM
And flying cars for the year 2,000? ;-) Great infographic nevertheless. Thanks for sharing!
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What is Information? Teaching Information Skills to High School - Yes

What is Information? Teaching Information Skills to High School - Yes | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
What is Information? Teaching Information Skills to High School Students. So much to say...only one blog post. For now. For the past month, I have been settling into a new role as an information specialist at a local high school ...
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Muvizu | Animation software

Muvizu | Animation software | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

Muvizu has everything you need to tell an animated story from drag and drop customizable characters and pre-built sets, to libraries of animations and automatic lip-synching.


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Don Breedwell's curator insight, November 26, 2013 2:05 PM

Looks like this one is a keeper!

Ester Feldman's curator insight, December 28, 2013 5:02 PM

Thank you Nick

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, January 26, 2014 7:44 PM

can make instructions to our students fun and easy to comprehend.

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Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post

Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

"Hadi Partovi, retired at 38 after working for Microsoft and creating other tech companies, was figuring out what to do with the rest of his life.

 

After spending his career in computers, he was troubled by one fact: In this digital age, only about one in 10 U.S. schools teach computer science."

 


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Cecile McVittie's curator insight, January 17, 2014 11:34 AM

Between the big ideas of ensuring all schools offer courses in coding and have Maker Faires, more students should be exposed to the world of innovation and creation.

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The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated

The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
A wonderful visual depiction of how educators can tap into their networks to expand and continually improve their teaching practice from a trove of rich resources. Illustrated by Langwitches, the image refers to Alec Couros’s original post exploring question, “What does the network mean to you?”

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Leslie Minton's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:49 AM

Great visual of how networks are created to support how best to utilize them in education.

Josi Sierra's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:36 PM

Conectados somos mas ;-)

Lara Strickland's curator insight, August 13, 2013 8:06 AM

Depicts exactly what I am exploring at the moment as part of my #H812 studies and MA in Online and Disctance Education.  Chosen however not to 'network' Facebook as I tend to use it socially rather than professionally.

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leading and learning: Educational Readings Diane Khan, Nigel Latta, Pasi Salberg, Sir Ken, Michael Rosen, Rip Van Winkle and Dr Suess

leading and learning: Educational Readings Diane Khan, Nigel Latta, Pasi Salberg, Sir Ken, Michael Rosen, Rip Van Winkle and Dr Suess | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:06 PM

Dr. Seuss is a favourite, but the queen of soundbites has a lot of company

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for the love of learning: Best. Video. On Creativity. Ever

for the love of learning: Best. Video. On Creativity. Ever | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 7, 2013 12:07 PM

Oh, this is SO lovely!~

Mark Gantt's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:19 PM

love this! creativity

Nancy White's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:39 AM

Beautifully illustrates that if we want students to be creative, we need to give them choice - and freedom to use their imaginations!

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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ ;

 

(Unearted by Andres Taborga)


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Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 2014 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

becool's curator insight, May 4, 2015 6:40 AM

Infographics voor zij die er nog steeds zot van zijn.

Sahana Chattopadhyay's curator insight, May 4, 2015 11:59 PM

Infographics are great tools to present curated and focused content from a specific perspective. 

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"How To Do Research" Game

"How To Do Research" Game | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
"How To Do Research" game is presented by Kentucky Virtual Library. It's designed for kids to learn how to do research independently with kids-friendly user experience. Did you know that you can ac...

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Dawn Darling's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:17 AM

Love the gameboard format!

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 24, 2014 12:37 PM

A Game for the children :)

larcher's curator insight, October 19, 2014 11:07 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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Announcing: Raising Modern Learners! - Will Richardson

Announcing: Raising Modern Learners! - Will Richardson | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

"I’m really excited to announce a new undertaking that my good friend Bruce Dixon from Melbourne, Australia and I are launching today: Raising Modern Learners (RML). 

 

"As the proud owner of two teenagers (where’s the handbook?), I’ve been more and more drawn to the question of how we begin to educate parents around the very big learning and schooling shifts that are occurring because of the Web and the technologies that support it. Specifically, how can we develop and nurture in parents a new context for learning that will allow them to understand the changes many of us are fighting for in our classrooms. Neither Bruce nor I have seen any co-ordinated attempts to offer parents a truly different concept of schooling that synthesizes technological change with progressive ideas around learning and a new vision for the role of schools in our communities.  

 

"We’re hoping our free, weekly newsletter and accompanying site will begin that work."


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 23, 2013 10:10 PM

This is a great concept, but should we not have been doing this all along?

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School library and student achievement | Infographic

School library and student achievement | Infographic | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

This infographic captures the impact of the school library and the school library staff on student learing, reading and academic achievement.


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Cindy Rogers's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:53 AM

This graphic speaks for itself.

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6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning

6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning (6 Teaching Strategies To Promote Deeper Learning http://t.co/JesI344H via @teachthought #eLearning #edchat...)...

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Finding Real-World Problems for STEM Lessons | MiddleWeb

Finding Real-World Problems for STEM Lessons | MiddleWeb | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
By Anne Jolly
Summary by MiddleWeb Smartbrief

"Providing STEM students with real-world challenges fuels their curiosity & investigative interests, writes science educator Anne Jolly. But where do teachers find problems worthy of investigation? In a new post at MiddleWeb's STEM Imagineering blog, Jolly makes the case for real-world problem solving and points to Internet resources that can help teachers find suitable challenges in science, math and engineering."
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 18, 2012 5:02 PM

Excellent links to sources for ideas here...not just for middle school.

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Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today? | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

By Dr. Wesley Fryer

 

Fryer, a longtime leader in ed tech, has created this relatively new website to accompany publication of his book, "Playing with Media: Simple Ideas for Powerful Sharing". The site is filled with rich resources to aid teachers in building lessons and activities that are both standards-based and excellent uses of digital media.

 

For example, the Mapping Meida to the Curriculum offers 12 tutorials on how to create projects, units, and lessons using strategies such as interactive writing, podcasts, visual notetaking, narrated screencasts, e-books, and much more.

 

The Student Media page provides exemplary samples of student work in many of these same areas; so helpful in giving students ideas about what good work looks like. And the YPS Lesson Resources takes viewers to a very useful website from the Yukon (OK) Public Schools that contains a new and growting collection of templates, sample lessons, and additional resources.

 

All in all, this site offers a great deal and should prove very useful to teachers. -JL


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