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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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People are falsely lured into thinking they know what the technology advances are, but as you participate in this world on a daily basis especially in underpriviledged schools, you see we take two steps forward and three steps back.  This false sense of security is worse than not having b/c you think have the skills, but you really don't.

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Colleen Adam's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:23 PM

Great article about the imporatnce of being an effective searcher and tips to help you help your students!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:29 PM

Interesting concepts listed by the author on what is digital divide.

Emma Greengrass's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Critical thinking and information literacy skills are key for students in order to progress...

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Developing Computational Thinking with Scratch Coding (webinar video)

Developing Computational Thinking with Scratch Coding (webinar video) | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Last night I had an opportunity to present a free, evening webinar for the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Educational Technology Division, as part of a series they hosted to prepare…

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Online Reading Activities | ReadTheory

Online Reading Activities | ReadTheory | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

Online reading activities for all levels.Improve your reading ability using this fun, interactive, educational tool in school or at home.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 27, 8:12 AM

Fantastic tool for developing reading skills.

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8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate

8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Is your teaching about to be disrupted?

The answer is yes, it definitely is! But in a good way.

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is transforming every aspect of education, from curriculum development all the way to assessment.

Do you want to bring some of these cutting-edge advances to your own classroom, but you’re not sure how to do it?

Here are eight AI tools and apps that are well worth the necessary learning curve.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 25, 7:43 AM
a useful list of apps especially for cutting-edge advances to your own classroom
 
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50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers

50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
50,000 ESL, EFL printable worksheets, activities and exercises for teaching your next English class

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 26, 8:52 AM

A great place to find and download materials for the ESL classroom.

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10 iPad Skills 21st Century Teachers Should Have

10 iPad Skills 21st Century Teachers Should Have | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Here is a handy visual we published a few months ago featuring what think are some essential iPad skills for 21st century teachers. Think of them as activities you need to be able to perform on iPad or any iOS device that supports apps. For each of these activities we came up with 3 recommended apps to help you better meet the requirements of the activity under question.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, October 6, 11:15 AM
Good individual or grade level team project or perhaps a professional development goal.
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Public Domain ~ Free Media for Creative Projects | Pond5

Public Domain ~ Free Media for Creative Projects | Pond5 | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Download thousands of media files including stock footage, images, songs, and more for FREE from Pond5's Public Domain Project.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 8:17 AM

Lots of useful free media for student projects.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, July 14, 11:07 AM

Lots of useful free media for student projects.

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Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 7, 2:21 PM

Assessment Rubrics in #MakerEd.  Edutopia article.

JESSE's curator insight, July 12, 6:35 PM
Awesome'

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, November 26, 9:00 PM
good idea for a authentic assessment rubric
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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
You plan. You assess. You network. You collaborate.

You tweet, differentiate, administer literacy probes, scour 504s and IEPs, use technology, and inspire thinking.

And for all of this, you’re given bar graphs on tests to show if what you’re doing is actually making a difference. But there are other data points you should consider as well.

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 30, 3:09 AM
Doe ik het goed? Leerkrachten stellen zichzelf vaak (stilletjes) die vraag. Vaak is het antwoord ja. Zelden aanvaarden leerkrachten die bevestiging. Nutteloze en valse bescheidenheid als je het mij vraagt. 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 30, 1:33 PM
A word that came to mind as I read this  was "inspire." Good teaching lights a fire and inspires.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 1, 2:37 AM
As librarians and teachers it is useful to consider where we may be making a difference beyond assessment. 
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A Huge eBook Library for Kids 12 and Under

A Huge eBook Library for Kids 12 and Under | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Looking for some good summer reading books for your kid? Epic has you covered. It provides a huge library featuring over 20.000 eBooks designed specifically for kids 12 and under. The library also includes audio books, comic books, graphic novels, educational videos, read-to-me, fiction and nonfiction books from leading publishers such as Scholastic, Macmillan, National Geography, and HarperCollins.  Epic is free for elementary teachers and librarians in the US and Canada.

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100 #STEAM #Projects for Teachers - Instructables

100 #STEAM #Projects for Teachers - Instructables | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
This is a collection of 100 STEAM Projects created for teachers and educators to do with youth. Each project encourages exploration, modification, and students to pursue their own ideas and curiosities. They are also meant to be accessible, both in approach and availability and cost of materials. Feel encouraged to adapt them to your local learning space.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, May 17, 4:26 AM

Para los maestros que quieren impulsar la ciencia, la tecnología y el arte en clase de manera divertida y sencilla.

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The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code

The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Once considered the skill of the future, coding is now a necessity for most emerging career fields. If learning to code is like learning a foreign language, then it follows that it might be easier to learn when you're young. And now there's a robot for that.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 19, 9:41 AM

Como la tecnología, cuando es desarrollada sobre bases pedagógicas centradas en la persona que aprende, puede producir enormes resultados en los niños, incluso en temáticas aparentemente tan áridas, como lo podría ser la programación.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 20, 1:53 PM

Robotics via Kubo for the early grades teaching coding skills.

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Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEDU

Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEDU | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

"Don't think outside the box…Think like there is no box. ~ Unknown "


"One of the most rewarding experiences in writing my second book (The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces, Fall 2017) has been having the honor of being able to highlight and showcase GREAT makerspaces far and wide. In doing that research, I discovered some unconventional spaces that clearly have taken an out of the box approach to planning their makerspaces.

Despite the many space out there that are essentially exactly alike, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to planning a makerspace. Makerspaces should as unique and meaningful as the communities they are in. It is my hope that the links and spaces below can a new and unique perspective on what makerspaces can be.  Each space described below is unique, emphasizing different skills or themes.  Although some of these spaces are not in K-12 schools, there certainly are things we can learn and apply to educational makerspaces."


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Kindy Segovia's curator insight, April 5, 11:04 AM
How about a Makerspace designed for users of all abilities?  Making for disability, and Making inclusive of disability?
Marci Milius's curator insight, April 10, 2:07 PM
Every makerspace should reflect the needs of the students using the space. 
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Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
When educators take the time to explicitly frame the maker activities and build meaningful reflection in at the end, they're helping to ensure kids are reaching

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MakerBot Educators' Guidebook for 3D Printing in the Classroom - via Class Tech Tips 

MakerBot Educators' Guidebook for 3D Printing in the Classroom - via Class Tech Tips  | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
The MakerBot Educators Guidebook: The Definitive Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom contains lots of useful information and 3D printing lessons.

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8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate

8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Is your teaching about to be disrupted?

The answer is yes, it definitely is! But in a good way.

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is transforming every aspect of education, from curriculum development all the way to assessment.

Do you want to bring some of these cutting-edge advances to your own classroom, but you’re not sure how to do it?

Here are eight AI tools and apps that are well worth the necessary learning curve.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 25, 7:43 AM
a useful list of apps especially for cutting-edge advances to your own classroom
 
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8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate

8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Is your teaching about to be disrupted?

The answer is yes, it definitely is! But in a good way.

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is transforming every aspect of education, from curriculum development all the way to assessment.

Do you want to bring some of these cutting-edge advances to your own classroom, but you’re not sure how to do it?

Here are eight AI tools and apps that are well worth the necessary learning curve.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 25, 7:43 AM
a useful list of apps especially for cutting-edge advances to your own classroom
 
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10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code | Tynker Blog

10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code | Tynker Blog | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
When it comes to preparing your children for the future, there are few better ways to do so than to help them learn to code! Coding helps kids develop academic skills, build qualities like perseverance and organization, and gain valuable 21st century skills that can even translate into a career. From the Tynker blog, here are the top 10 reasons kids should learn to code:

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John Evans's curator insight, October 23, 9:08 AM
Brian Aspinall has taken the "10 Reasons" post and enhanced it with a visual and video. Check it out here: http://brianaspinall.com/10-reasons-kids-should-learn-to-code/ ;
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28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies - via teachthought

28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies - via teachthought | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

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Celeste Elizabeth's curator insight, July 16, 9:02 AM

Excellent! Great reminders to keeps us chalkies on track!

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 17, 3:58 PM
Here are some more suggestions for engaging learners in your classroom.
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Introducing Toontastic 3D: a playful storytelling app for kids

Introducing Toontastic 3D: a playful storytelling app for kids | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Starting today, parents and teachers all over the world can download Toontastic 3D, a playful storytelling app for kids to draw, animate and narrate their own 3D cartoons.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 11, 1:26 AM

A great free app for getting students to create 3D stories.

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binumi.com

binumi.com | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Binumi is all you need to create and share videos using millions of royalty-free multimedia clips. Our vision is a world where anyone can easily tell video stories through digital storytelling.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 5, 12:58 AM

This looks like a great free tool for creating video for projects. Lots of royalty free images and video clips.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 5, 11:46 AM
Looks interesting. 
 
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ISTE - Standards For Educators

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 1, 12:43 PM

Teachers and instructional designers will gain insight when they consider the ISTE standards when planning units and lessons. 

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27 Good Math Apps for Elementary Students

27 Good Math Apps for Elementary Students | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Here is a handy visual we have been working on over this weekend. This is a collection of some good math apps curated from iTunes App Store specifically for elementary students and young learners. The apps provides students with a wide variety of educational games, hands-on activities, and challenging exercises to help them enhance their math skills and develop solid mathematical thinking. Links are included in the table under the visual.

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24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers from GetVoip & Educators' Technology

24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers from GetVoip & Educators' Technology | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 6, 8:44 AM
Some very useful hidden tips!
Jeanneen Eagon's curator insight, May 6, 9:05 PM
Share with other teachers as we switch next school year!
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All Students Can Find Power in Thinking Like Computer Scientists

All Students Can Find Power in Thinking Like Computer Scientists | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it

"In recent years there’s been a lot of emphasis on teaching kids computer science both in high school and at much younger ages. Computers are an integral part of schools and workplaces; many educators and parents believe learning to code is now a skill akin to learning to write."


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National Girls Learning Code Day 2017

National Girls Learning Code Day 2017 | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Scoop.it
Girls Learning Code is excited to combine the power of storytelling with basic design and programming skills for our popular storytelling and animation workshop!

On May 13, 2017, Ladies Learning Code is hosting its fourth annual Girls Learning Code Day in celebration of International Scratch Day!

This year, we'll build on our mission of teaching girls 21st century digital skills and encourage them to tell their story through digital media.

Using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment that encourages mathematical and computational skills, imagination will come to life throughout the day in a new and digitally engaging form. Girls will also be introduced to Scratch's amazing online community sloganed: "Imagine, Program, Share." where they will have the opportunity to upload their project for anyone on the web to enjoy!

At the end of the workshop, each girl will also get a chance to practice their presentation skills and showcase their creation for everyone attending the workshop to experience and enjoy!

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