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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 18, 2015 11:45 AM

Toujours intéressant de tester comme beaucoup d'autres ressources en ligne pour l'orthographe. 

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 2015 9:10 PM

I'll have to try this new service. 

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..always handy when writing :)

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17 Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Using Google in the Classroom | EdSurge News

17 Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Using Google in the Classroom | EdSurge News | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Here’s a slightly Orwellian way to check whether your students may have plagiarized part of their essays: the Chrome extension Draftback, which plays back the revision history of any Google doc you can edit—down to the keystroke.

That was just one of the many extensions, add-ons and hacks for the Google ecosystem shared at a pair of sessions packed to the rafters at the Spring CUE 2018 conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 26, 3:53 PM

Great Google Classroom Hacks - Insider tips from CUE Palm Springs. 

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17 Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Using Google in the Classroom | EdSurge News

17 Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Using Google in the Classroom | EdSurge News | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Here’s a slightly Orwellian way to check whether your students may have plagiarized part of their essays: the Chrome extension Draftback, which plays back the revision history of any Google doc you can edit—down to the keystroke.

That was just one of the many extensions, add-ons and hacks for the Google ecosystem shared at a pair of sessions packed to the rafters at the Spring CUE 2018 conference in Palm Springs, Calif. The tools span everything from music to time-saving shortcuts and supports for struggling students or those with learning disabilities. Check out these educators’ top picks or explore a list of attendee favorites here.

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Marci Milius's curator insight, March 17, 10:43 AM
Wow great resources.
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Building authentic connections with high school students

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Four tips for building authentic connections with your teen students.

 


Teenagers who feel that you care about them will be more receptive to your requests and more respectful of you as a teacher. Bonus: Students who feel valued by you will be more willing to take risks for you, and we know how essential this is to the learning process.


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Scratch Game Design Curriculum and Professional Development | ScratchEd

Scratch Game Design Curriculum and Professional Development | ScratchEd | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Happy to share this 25-hour game design curriculum originally developed for middle school teachers during Boston STEM Week

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Robots to Teach Coding - Part 1 (K – 2)

Robots to Teach Coding - Part 1 (K – 2) | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Coding or programming is the language used to talk to computers. It really is the 21st Century language being introduced into our schools’ curriculum through the Digital Technologies curriculum. In the junior school coding can be so much fun as robots can be used to program and carry out instructions. This can be so rewarding for young students to engage with code and seeing the impact their code has.

In this post (1 of 3), I thought I’d share some of my favourite robots which are available to suit students from K – 2. These robots and the activities suggested support the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum descriptors:

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Acadly - check in to a better class

Acadly - check in to a better class | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Acadly saves you the time needed to manage multiple tools inside and outside the classroom. Use it to deliver scientific and seamless learning experiences that engage students more efficiently, and generate insights that help you understand your class better

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 1, 1:01 AM

A classroom LMS. Looks interesting.

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12 Great Classroom Management Websites for Teachers

12 Great Classroom Management Websites for Teachers | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Looking for some educational websites to help you with the management of your class instruction? The list below has you covered. These are some some popular web tools we have reviewed in multiple instances in the past which you can use to perform a wide variety of tasks. These include: creating interactive video lessons, collect formative assessment and provide real-time feedback to students, enhance students learning through the use of digital games and flashcards, create online classes and share with students assignments and learning resources, organize students into appropriate learning groups and many more. Links to these websites are under the visual.

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Get Free Kids' Coloring Pages Using Google Images

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Psssst. Want to make your kid think you’re a sorcerer? I’ve got a trick.

First, you will need a magical machine called a printer. Then when the child is near your computer, ask, “Hey, what would you like to color right now? It can be anything. Your favorite character? Spain during the Cold War? A hot dog?” Your kid might respond with skepticism, but tell him to trust you. Then do a Google image search of his selection, and under Tools, click “Type,” and select “Line drawing.” Choose a high-resolution image, print it out, and hand it to your child with some crayons.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 19, 1:14 PM

This is interesting! But it's good to add the usage rights -- Non-commercial with reuse or modifications and then try it. And also, maybe be ready for maybe inappropriate stuff to show up - or make sure SAFE SEARCH FILTER is on -- because you know! A search for hotdog could possibly bring up stuff + fandom drawings can be racy.

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Free icons - SVG, PNG, & Icon Font - Thousands of free icons

Free icons - SVG, PNG, & Icon Font - Thousands of free icons | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

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Licensee may use the Work for any illustrative purposes in any media, including, but not limited to, websites, web banners, newsletters, PDF documents, blogs, emails, slideshows, TV and video presentations, smartphones, splash screens, movies, magazine articles, books, advertisements, brochures, document illustrations, booklets, billboards, business cards, packages, etc


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 14, 1:47 AM

Great collection of free to use icons for materials design or student projects.

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The Twice Exceptional Movement: Supporting Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties

The Twice Exceptional Movement: Supporting Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
A new book highlights the growing twice exceptional (2e) movement, dedicated to helping those who have extraordinary strengths coupled with learning difficulties.
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Tim Tebow Hosts 'Night to Shine' for Special Needs Kids Around the World | CBN News

Tim Tebow Hosts 'Night to Shine' for Special Needs Kids Around the World | CBN News | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Thousands of people around the world are coming together for one purpose: to honor young adults with special needs and disabilities.   
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A New Web Tool for Creating Educational Posters to Use in Class - Educator's Technology

A New Web Tool for Creating Educational Posters to Use in Class - Educator's Technology | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
DesignCap is a new web tool you can use to create awesome posters and visuals. The tool is free, simple and easy to use. We have been tinkering with it for a bit and we think it is worth featuring here in our blog. As a teacher, you can use DesignCap to create educational posters to use in class and share with your students. You can do this in three easy steps: choose a poster template from the gallery. There are tons of professionally designed templates to choose from. Browse through the collection to find the one you like then click on it. Next, customize the layout and content of your poster. You can change things such as poster background, text fonts, add clip arts, upload your own photos and many more. You can enhance your posters by adding elements from DesignCap’s library such as clipart images, shapes, fonts…etc. When your poster is ready you can share it with others in social media websites, save it to you computer, or print a copy

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10 education trends for 2018

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Industry leaders offer insight on top education trends school leaders will see in 2018, including more online learning and tech integration.
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Jennifer Gonzalez: 12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design

Jennifer Gonzalez: 12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, I saw a picture on Facebook that stopped me in my tracks: It was the classroom of Michigan high school English teacher Rebecca Malmquist. It looked like a living room. Like a place you’d go to curl up and read a book, take a nap, or have a really good conversation. And yet it was a classroom.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 26, 3:47 PM

Jennifer Gonzalez: Podcast and resources for teachers seeking a better way to create a student centered classroom.

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To Connect Classes to Careers, Consider Erasing Grade Levels | EdSurge News

To Connect Classes to Careers, Consider Erasing Grade Levels | EdSurge News | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Back in the early 1900s, John Dewey promoted the “learning by doing” approach to education, which would later become the foundation of project-based learning (PBL). This framework allows for students to use knowledge from all areas of study to complete a project or task, a process that prepares them for the challenges that they may have to overcome in a future career.

Having a job may seem a lifetime away for a child. But by exposing them to different career paths, we can get them thinking about their life after high school before it’s too late.

As teachers, administrators, or parents, we know how important the future is for our students, and we want to give them an idea of what to expect when the next chapter of their lives begin. But how can we better prepare them for their lives after graduation?

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Literacy and Digital Technology - Observe Learn and Do #computationalthinking

Literacy and Digital Technology - Observe Learn and Do #computationalthinking | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
What does Possum Magic by Mem Fox have to do with computational thinking and digital technologies?
Possum Magic by Mem Fox is a story about a magic grandma that makes her grandson Hush become invisible.

To solve the problem they travel Australia looking for ways to make Hush visible again. Luckily the problem is solved for Hush as he consumes classically Australian foods. Strangely they need to travel to most of the capital cities to do it. 

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Establishing A Culture Of ‘Can’ In Your Classroom - TeachThought

Establishing A Culture Of ‘Can’ In Your Classroom - TeachThought | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
If a learner is to develop a sense of can, he or she must learn it. While some students have more natural confidence or initiative than others, can is slightly different than confidence. Can is a mix of knowledge and self-efficacy that has been nurtured through experience — by consistently meeting both internally and externally created goals judged by standards that are also both internally and externally drawn.

So how does this happen? Where does it come from?

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Results Just Unveiled Of Big New Growth Mindset Study Co-Authored By A Ton Of Well-Known SEL Researchers | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Results Just Unveiled Of Big New Growth Mindset Study Co-Authored By A Ton Of Well-Known SEL Researchers | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Thanks to Benjamin Riley, this morning I learned about the results of a big new growth mindset study that was released yesterday, Where and For Whom Can a Brief, Scalable Mindset Intervention Improve Adolescents’ Educational Trajectories? (happily, not behind a paywall).

It’s written by a zillion of the biggest names in Social Emotional Learning Research (David Yeager, Paul Hanselman, David Paunesku, Christopher Hulleman, Carol Dweck, Chandra Muller, Robert Crosnoe, Gregory Walton, Elizabeth Tipton, Angela Duckworth).

Using a representative sample of U.S. schools and their students, they found that students doing two twenty-five minute online lessons about a growth mindset resulted in a small but important academic gain (measured by GPA’s), with larger improvements found among students who had a track record of experiencing academic and socio/economic challenges.

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Genially - Create interactive educational resources

Genially - Create interactive educational resources | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

A single tool to create all kinds of didactic resources, presentations, games, interactive images, maps, illustrated processes, CVs, etc.

Ideal for all levels of education (primary, secondary, and above) and e-learning.


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ducky58's curator insight, February 25, 5:36 AM
Fantastico strumento per creare video presentazioni, infografiche, c.v., e-posters e tutto quanto volete! (in inglese)
Deborah Banker's curator insight, February 25, 11:37 AM
OK - this is super cool!!
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20 Free Fonts With Special Characters (02/2018 Edition) | NOUPE

I don't think anyone would say that there were too few fonts on the web. The problem is that most of them don't support special characters. Thes
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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom

How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

In today’s technological world, there is no escaping the smartphone phenomenon. The average person uses their smartphone anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day. Most people are even checking their phones every 15 to 20 minutes while they’re awake. The ways in which smartphones have become such an essential part of modern life is staggering, and something to be aware of when teaching in a classroom.

Smartphones can be both a great educational tool and a great distraction in the classroom. It should come as no surprise that almost every child in the US owns or has access to a smartphone. Statistics show that 56 percent of children age 8 to 12 have a smartphone. That number jumps up to 88 percent of teenagers ages 13 to 17 have or have access to a smartphone. And a whopping 91 percent of middle and high school aged students primarily access the internet via their smartphones.

This change in the way we interact with technology and integrate it into our lives has come dramatically and fast. It’s sometimes hard for teachers, many of whom grew up in an era with no mobile phones or even the internet, to adapt to this fast-paced technological generation. While smartphones can easily be the downfall of your students’ attention spans and performance, they don’t have to be. More and more educators these days are incorporating modern technology and students’ own smartphones into their classroom to engage and excite students about learning. Below you will find useful tips on how to manage cell phone use in your classroom, and use it for your teaching benefit.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 16, 2:24 AM
This article will shed some light on the use of mobile devices in our classrooms when we are still thinking if it is a good option. It is not an option, it is a need, but some things must be seriously analysed.
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8 Ways to Build a More Inclusive Makerspace

8 Ways to Build a More Inclusive Makerspace | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Award-winning library media specialist Gina Seymour provides tips and resources for how to welcome and accommodate all users in your makerspace.
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This is Lucas, the first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome

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This cutie with a contagious smile is 18-month-old Lucas Warren
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Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free? Popular Science

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free? Popular Science | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In other cases, volunteers who believe that software should be free will develop open-source alternatives. Between them, you can find free programs to cover just about any computing task.

However, not all free apps are created equal. We've narrowed down the plethora of options to highlight 10 of the finest free alternatives to pricey computer programs.

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How online education benefits introverted students (essay)

How online education benefits introverted students (essay) | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Joe told me that after his high school graduation, he’d put off college because of his fears of the classroom environment. He’d decided to enroll in this, one class at his local community college, because he had the option to take his courses online. Joe loved the online environment, and rather than feeling like it was his second-best option or that he was a second-best learner, he was empowered and eager. I imagined him pursuing his degree while maturity had a chance to do its job, gaining confidence in his ideas in written form first so that he could begin to take more extroverted baby steps in the future.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 18, 12:23 PM

An important essay by Karen Costa on the benefits of online learning for introverted students. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, January 19, 9:57 AM
Interesting read. There are pros and cons to everything, but in this case, I agree that extraversion gets more respect than its due.