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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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Mary Jo Davis's curator insight, March 7, 2014 8:41 AM

Great site for learning more about Creative Commons and copyright for all you responsible digital citizens out there...

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Histocrats in the Classroom: 5 Places to Visit when Looking for Primary Source Lesson Plans

Histocrats in the Classroom: 5 Places to Visit when Looking for Primary Source Lesson Plans | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
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Reading Suggestions | ProfessorWord

Reading Suggestions | ProfessorWord | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
What is the one thing that will guarantee you a better vocabulary? Reading more! Check out our Daily Reader and see our other suggestions for what to read.
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Still in BETA but perhaps useful for building vocabulary

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50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
Skype offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways.
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STEM to STEAM: Art in K-12 is Key to Building a Strong Economy

STEM to STEAM: Art in K-12 is Key to Building a Strong Economy | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
As the nation embarks on a new school year, education leaders from President Obama on down are facing a renewed commitment to the STEM subjects -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics --...
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The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | Edudemic

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | Edudemic | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it

"Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool.  We updated our list for 2012 with more than 100 resources and more than 25 brand new entries."

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Tee Up the New School Year with Tips from Connected Educators

Tee Up the New School Year with Tips from Connected Educators | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
Educators who appreciate the value of professional networks have a keen understanding of the old adage, "The wisdom is in the room." For this growing community, "room" means any space.
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Becoming a Connected Educator Starter-Kit

"This guide is separated into 31 days worth of online activities to get you started into your journey as a connected educator and learner. How you use the kit is up to you.Try a few activities and then explore on your own, follow this guide to theletter, find a tool or community that fuels your passion and spend your month really cultivating your presence there. It’s like a choose your own adventure starter kit!"

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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking| The Committed Sardine

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking| The Committed Sardine | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it

 

One of the most important skills for a student to become enabled with for life in the 21st century is the ability to think creatively. Why are we not taught this all throughout our educational lives? Somewhere along the line, as we get older, it's like we're refused permission to be creative. We're steered away from it and we never really know why. Below is a great article from Psychology Today written by Michael Michalko, profiling 12 important things about creative thinking that our schools aren't teaching our students. How important do you think it is for kids today to learn this, and why?

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Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, an organization specializing in 21st century project-based learning, as well as for ASCD,...
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Keeping Students Engaged in a 1:1 Project-Based Classroom

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This weekend I worked on a guest post for Dangerously Irrelevant and 1to1 Schools. Both blogs are run by Dr. Scott McLeod. If you give a student a computer, you’ll want to subscribe and read ...
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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.

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Easy to learn and use- very intuitive.

 

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5 Apps to Boost Collaborative Learning

5 Apps to Boost Collaborative Learning | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
Why do our students come to school? Yes, yes, of course because they have to, but why else? Is it because of you? Is it because of the mind-bending textbooks?

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Niki Petroff's curator insight, January 28, 2014 4:45 PM

This is great for media advocates because it directs them to types of media and technology that supplement successful education. It allows advocates to work with media, not against it. 

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
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"The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA’s content partners and staff."

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I Am Not a Costume: A Campaign Against Racist Halloween Costumes

I Am Not a Costume: A Campaign Against Racist Halloween Costumes | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
Single-Minded: A Q&A with the leaders of an Ohio University campaign against offensive garb.
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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look…...
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Free Technology for Teachers

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Very helpful reviews and suggestions for use of technology in the classroom.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Teaching | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it

Fundamentals of blogging- why, how, and more

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Youth Converts Culture

Youth Converts Culture | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it

MARION, AL—One by one, 27 high school students from Alabama’s poorest county face the camera and speak their mind. They became agents for change.

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Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
This month, the U.S. Department of Education kicked off Connected Educator Month, with engaging keynotes, panel discussions, book chats, and more. During this month, educators in the U.S.
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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century.
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13 Subversive Questions for the Classroom » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

13 Subversive Questions for the Classroom » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Food for Thoughts on Teaching | Scoop.it
Some reflective questions that will help you subvert the status quo in your classroom. Such as: If its Googleable, why spend time teaching it?
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