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Poems and Other Utterances: Voice of the Grand Mothers

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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

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For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like http://primarypad.com/ and http://sync.in/ to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts. Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:24 AM

This is my review with tutorial video and teaching suggestions of Quip's online word processor with a focus on encouraging peer editing.

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it

Our students are like cowboys living in the wild wild west. Without any guidelines or structure they can get in a lot of trouble. Armed with a concrete plan for teaching about appropriate use you can guide your students to become better digital citizens, who will learn how to build their digital presence in a positive and productive way.


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Maria Persson's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:40 PM

Starting at the beginning (of the year or thier school life) makes sense - then this becomes part of the dialogue right through their academic and working careers.

Maria Persson's comment, August 25, 2013 8:41 PM
If only we could be consistent right through their entire educational lives...it will happen!
Kimberly House's curator insight, September 4, 2013 3:43 PM

I like the idea of packing this into the first week of school. It needs to be followed up, of course. My bigger worry is how much to teachers and parents know about these topics? They need to be incorporated into the training as well.

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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

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The single biggest piece of advice offered by most blended learning pioneers is to have a cohesive vision for how the technology will enhance specific learning goals, how it will ease the burden on teachers, and how it can make both teachers and students more creative learners.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 2013 2:32 PM

As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction — guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned. Here are four crucial factors to keep in mind as schools plunge in.

Mrs. B's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:01 AM

The emphasis is not on technology but what technology can enable: creativity and innovation in an ever-changing world. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 27, 2014 2:09 AM

This article basically explains what blended learning is, and how to incorporate technology in a meaningful way. Also has useful advice on how to introduce blended learning within a school.

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We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom

We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it
Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.” Occasionally, I project the class tweet stream. I am an advocate of Twitter for higher ed.

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Vahid Masrour's comment, August 30, 2013 11:34 AM
Thanks @carldowse for your comments and summarization.
carldowse's comment, August 30, 2013 1:14 PM
Glad you found it helpful Vahid.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:55 PM

Interesting insight. Certainly some valid points.

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Critical Thinking From The Ground Up

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Critical Thinking From The Ground Up

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50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Smashing Magazine

50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Smashing Magazine | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it
Effective writing skills are to a writer what petrol is to a car. Like the petrol and car relationship, without solid skills writers cannot move ahead. These skills don’t come overnight, and they require patience and determination.
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Top 5 Free Assessment Apps

Top 5 Free Assessment Apps | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it
Here are the top 5 free (teacher tested) assessment apps to use in your classroom. T (Top 5 Free Assessment Apps http://t.co/sVkaotiZ4r)

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Collaborate with William Shakespeare & Emily Dickinson Online - GalleyCat

Collaborate with William Shakespeare & Emily Dickinson Online - GalleyCat | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it
Collaborate with William Shakespeare & Emily Dickinson Online (RT @GalleyCat: Let Emily Dickinson & Edgar Allan Poe edit your next manuscript with this free writing tool: http://t.co/mOzSzylyEr)...
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How To Look Good On a Webcam

How To Look Good On a Webcam | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it
Here’s a little something many of us dread – webcam meetings. It’s one thing to chat with friends and family using Skype or Google Hangouts, but it’s another thing completely to try to look good and maintain a professional image for a webcam meeting.

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Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, August 29, 2013 2:25 AM
Good article. Thanks for sharing, Nik!
Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, August 29, 2013 2:25 AM
Good article. Thanks for sharing, Nik!
Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:56 PM

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Well worth helping students work on this as it will become increasingly important as more and more work is done this way.

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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Rudkin's comment, September 3, 2013 12:07 PM
Every year, as the group who leave, leave badly equipped, they have been let down.
Melissa Marshall's comment, September 3, 2013 7:47 PM
yikes, a scary thought. I'm finding that it is partnership with parents that is making the most difference in our school community re: DL education.
John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
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Video communication apps and mobile learning

Video communication apps and mobile learning | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it

With all these apps and the possibilities they offer, it can be easy to overlook the obvious. Most modern mobile device come with a built in video camera application and you can always use this to record and send video message.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 23, 2013 10:28 AM

This post looks at a range of mobile and web based apps which can support video communication. It also looks at some of the advantages of video communication for students and some potential problems.

Drora Arussy's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:38 PM

Some wonderful technology out there - shows how hard it is to keep up and how much potential for engaging each learner.

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We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice'

We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice' | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it

why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models. Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.


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54321ignition's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:59 AM

There's more to developing digital content than just repurposing existing textbooks

ThePlanetaryArchives - BlackHorseMedia - San Francisco's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:15 PM

"Another Brick In The Wall" - Pink Flloyd

ThePlanetaryArchives - BlackHorseMedia - San Francisco's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:12 PM

Our  education system is nothing more than child-care with some 

indoctrination thown in.


See/hear "The Wall" by Pink Floyd  (40+ years ago.)


Let the children play until they are old enough to decide what they are interested in learning. That's completely different than training them from Day 1 to "sit still, be quiet, and obey authority." Training a 5-year old to become a "worker" or 'Businessman"  is not education, but it may be child abuse.

 

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it
30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:11 AM

στα Αγγλικά, πολύ ενδιαφέρον

miguel sa's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:23 PM

Now if all we need is better paid teachers and more competent ones! 

Monty Bell's curator insight, September 3, 2013 2:42 PM

Can't wait for 2028 -  Two keys: Adaptive and Intuitive technology will create massive change. 

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How To Create Self Grading Assessments With Google Forms

A quick demonstration of how you can use Google Forms to create a self grading assessment. Teachers can use this technique to differentiate their learning pr...

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The Writer as Editor: More Tools to Use

The Writer as Editor: More Tools to Use | Honors English 9 | Scoop.it

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Short clip relating learning to a journey not a destination.


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