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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: All About Google Classroom in 22 Clicks!

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All About Google Classroom in 22 Clicks! via @cybrarian77 http://t.co/PKr0fVfyGN #edtech #gafe #edchat

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15 Amazing Places You Can Tour Virtually

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If you can’t check out these places in person, you can at least visit them virtually—no flights or road trips required.

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Designing Personal Learning Environments


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 5, 2015 4:43 AM

Designing Personal Learning Environments...


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A good overview of the territory.

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Education Week: 'Personal Learning Environments' Focus on the ...

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While PLEs are commonly created using specific technologies and tools, such as online-resource organizers like Symbaloo or EverNote, the model is not wedded to a specific technology but rather to a process that aims to visualize and organize the ....
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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

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Daily collaborative planning time at Mesquite Elementary enables teachers to plan differentiated instruction to address the progress of each student. Credit: Zachary Fink


Tips for downloading:

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:29 AM

Many, many resources to meet the needs of everyone!

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Apps For Children with Special Needs | App Share | Apps For Children with Special Needs

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Welcome to App Share

The purpose of this page is simply to help you with the cost of expensive Apps.

We have provided a simple form for you to fill in and provide details about your situation and the Apps that would help you.

We will select people on a weekly basis and contact you via email to go through the details and get you the App you need.

We ask that you LIKE our FB page or follow us on Twitter or sign up for our email Newsletters in support of our efforts, you can of course do all 3. The links are listed below.


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How Technology Is Changing Education For Students With Disabilities

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New technology is changing the world of education for students with disabilities. From autism to hard of hearing and other challenges, technology is starting to make a big difference.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 20, 2013 5:04 PM

Some tech tips for students with disabilities

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ScienceDirect.com - Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Facebook: More than Social Networking for at-risk Students

Facebook is one of the most popular online social network sites. Almost every young person now has a Facebook account. One of the authors is the class tutor for a cohort of Year 2 students at a youth college in Hong Kong. The students were not only low academic achievers but also had problems with emotional and behavioral disorders (EDB). One of the challenges in teaching EDB students is to motivate them to attend school. This study explored whether using Facebook to create a learning community can help motivate EDB students to attend and, in particular, to participate in different school activities. A total of 27 students, aged 16-18, participated voluntarily in the study. Although communication mainly focused on daily routines, the Facebook group provided an invaluable avenue for students to ask questions, encourage each other, and maintain friendships. The teacher posted a total of 74 messages, which students “Liked” 212 times and posted 348 replies. Eight private messages were also received across the semester. At the end of the semester, most of the students agreed Facebook was one of the best ways to enhance communication. The positive interaction not only kept all the students in class, but also encouraged them to attend more seriously to their tasks. They continued to use Facebook to interact even after the semester had ended, further demonstrating its value.

 

To read the article, you need to access your library's database or purchase it from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042813003078

 

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A Framework For Student Motivation In A Blended Classroom

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A Framework For Student Motivation In A Blended Classroom

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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom - Reading Horizons

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Top 100 Tools for Learning

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Six Ways To Motivate Students To Learn

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Scientific research has shown us ways to get the learning juices flowing. Here are six ways to motivate students to learn.

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Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

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Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.

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A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math

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A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

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In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives

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Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives-Ideally, when a person thinks of presentations, they think of Powerpoint.

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There are many alternatives to PowerPoint, here are some of the better ones.

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Interesting alternatives to powerpoint, worth exploring, though of variable usefulness. 

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WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ

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Never give up! It's more than just a platitude. In her extensive research, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found the #1 predictor of a person's success.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, November 17, 2013 11:33 AM

Who was successful here and why?  Grit......stamina.  Sticking with it!

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Apps For Children with Special Needs | Pines to Vines – The Forest Biome | Apps For Children with Special Needs

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a4cwsn's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:23 AM

Pines to Vines is a state of the art, upper elementary textbook based on the forest biome. Developed in collaboration with Oregon State University’s Department of Forestry and a team of educators, this standards based, core curriculum aligned digital textbook includes both interactive

 

enhancements and universal design accessibility features. Designed with the goal of improving reading comprehension, fostering a love of learning, and building reading confidence, Pines to Vines gives educators a powerful new teaching tool to help all students, from children with special needs to those who are academically gifted.

 

Pines to Vines covers a variety of topics, including forest layers, range and climate of forest biomes, plant and animal wildlife, adaptations, benefits of forests, and forest threats. Students will learn about all major forest types including tropical moist forests, tropical/subtropical dry forests, tropical/subtropical coniferous forests, temperate coniferous forests, temperate broadleaf forests, Mediterranean forests, riverine forests, mangroves and boreal forests.

 

Pines to Vines is part of our Crack the Books series of interactive textbooks. Crack the Books textbooks are the first iTextbooks that can be adjusted for reading level without sacrificing curriculum content. Targeting 3rd to 5th grade science and social studies core curriculum concepts, our digital textbooks allow for reading level adjustment from 1st grade to 8th grade, making it possible for all students in a classroom to access the same curriculum content regardless of their reading ability.

 

Designed to foster comprehension and student engagement, Crack the Books textbooks feature hundreds of supportive audio and visual elements including beautiful high definition photographs, integrated video footage, fun facts, custom animations, custom images, and interactive charts, tables and globes. There are comprehension supports built into the text, with pop up definitions for associated new vocabulary. Students may further interact with the content by creating bookmarks, highlights and study notes.

 

Crack The Books helps teachers manage their classrooms by including interactive tests and glossaries for each chapter and each reading level. Students will answer questions in a variety of formats including Drag and Drop, True/False, Multiple Choice, Vocabulary Matching, and Essay. All non-essay test questions are automatically graded, allowing educators to efficiently monitor students’ mastery of concepts and reading comprehension skills.

 

Teachers can further manage multiple iPads by assigning personal Dropbox folders to store student bookmarks, highlights, study notes and test results. Teachers may also create custom tests and integrate them seamlessly with their classroom iPads.

 

For students with special needs, there are additional settings for common classroom and assessment accommodations including text to speech, answer dictation, image reinforcement and text zooming.

 

The combination of multiple reading levels and multiple testing levels gives teachers and schools unprecedented flexibility to use a single textbook across multiple grades as well as in classrooms with a broad spectrum of readers.

Features:
Lexile certified reading levels from 1st to 8th grade
Core curriculum aligned
Visual supports for comprehension
Over 100 high-resolution images
Videos and custom animations
Interactive globes and maps
Built in vocabulary definitions
Interactive glossary with record feature
30 individual chapter quizzes, 6 final tests
Custom tests
Built in test grading
Text to speech
Integrated voice over features
Text zoom
Bookmarks for multiple students
Dropbox integration

Crack The Books offers educators the first truly universally designed textbook for all elementary students, whether they are struggling readers, typically developing or academically gifted.

Requires iPad2 and above.

Jennifer Mortensen Parkhurst's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:31 PM

Pines to Vines is a state of the art, upper elementary textbook based on the forest biome. Developed in collaboration with Oregon State University’s Department of Forestry and a team of educators, this standards based, core curriculum aligned digital textbook includes both interactive enhancements and universal design accessibility features. Designed with the goal of improving reading comprehension, fostering a love of learning, and building reading confidence, Pines to Vines gives educators a powerful new teaching tool to help all students, from children with special needs to those who are academically gifted.


Pines to Vines covers a variety of topics, including forest layers, range and climate of forest biomes, plant and animal wildlife, adaptations, benefits of forests, and forest threats. Students will learn about all major forest types including tropical moist forests, tropical/subtropical dry forests, tropical/subtropical coniferous forests, temperate coniferous forests, temperate broadleaf forests, Mediterranean forests, riverine forests, mangroves and boreal forests. 

Pines to Vines is part of our Crack the Books series of interactive textbooks. Crack the Books textbooks are the first iTextbooks that can be adjusted for reading level without sacrificing curriculum content. Targeting 3rd to 5th grade science and social studies core curriculum concepts, our digital textbooks allow for reading level adjustment from 1st grade to 8th grade, making it possible for all students in a classroom to access the same curriculum content regardless of their reading ability. 


Designed to foster comprehension and student engagement, Crack the Books textbooks feature hundreds of supportive audio and visual elements including beautiful high definition photographs, integrated video footage, fun facts, custom animations, custom images, and interactive charts, tables and globes. There are comprehension supports built into the text, with pop up definitions for associated new vocabulary. Students may further interact with the content by creating bookmarks, highlights and study notes.

Crack The Books helps teachers manage their classrooms by including interactive tests and glossaries for each chapter and each reading level. Students will answer questions in a variety of formats including Drag and Drop, True/False, Multiple Choice, Vocabulary Matching, and Essay. All non-essay test questions are automatically graded, allowing educators to efficiently monitor students’ mastery of concepts and reading comprehension skills.


Teachers can further manage multiple iPads by assigning personal Dropbox folders to store student bookmarks, highlights, study notes and test results. Teachers may also create custom tests and integrate them seamlessly with their classroom iPads.

For students with special needs, there are additional settings for common classroom and assessment accommodations including text to speech, answer dictation, image reinforcement and text zooming. 

The combination of multiple reading levels and multiple testing levels gives teachers and schools unprecedented flexibility to use a single textbook across multiple grades as well as in classrooms with a broad spectrum of readers. 


Features:
Lexile certified reading levels from 1st to 8th grade
Core curriculum aligned
Visual supports for comprehension
Over 100 high-resolution images
Videos and custom animations
Interactive globes and maps
Built in vocabulary definitions
Interactive glossary with record feature
30 individual chapter quizzes, 6 final tests
Custom tests
Built in test grading
Text to speech
Integrated voice over features
Text zoom
Bookmarks for multiple students
Dropbox integration

Crack The Books offers educators the first truly universally designed textbook for all elementary students, whether they are struggling readers, typically developing or academically gifted.

Requires iPad2 and above.

Jennifer Mortensen Parkhurst's comment, September 17, 2013 11:45 PM
Definitely an app that I would like to get for my son, Johnny! Thanks for sharing!
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Wonderful Graphic Featuring 10 Simple Ways to Create your PLN

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Personalize Learning: Learning IS Personal

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Learning is personal. Each of us is unique. Because learners are so diverse, learning needs to start with each learner.

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Nancy White's curator insight, August 5, 2013 10:50 AM

Love this! "[Education] is about teaching and learning not delivering curriculum. It is about values, culture, and each learner being unique." -Barbara Bray

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25 Ways to Institute Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom

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Nancy White's curator insight, July 12, 2013 10:36 PM

Passion based learning and personal learning go hand in hand. 

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Can Technology Help Students Find the “Sweet Spot” for Learning?

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"The technological solutions are more difficult to implement than would appear at first blush.

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Nancy White's curator insight, September 6, 2013 3:32 PM

Great analysis of the problems of "teaching to the middle" and convincing arguement for personalized learning.  However, I agree with Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham who says "technology is a possible solution to the 'sweet spot' problem...Learning on computers does not neccessarily result in better learning...research shows that emotional connection between a student and a teacher is enormously important when it comes to how much a student learns."

 

This explains my concerns for those who believe personalized learning is all about adaptive, computer-based systems.  I worry that those important teacher-student relationships will suffer - and that learning will be all about direct instruction with students like sponges - soaking up the information, and then regurgitating it - with little opportunity to transfer that knowledge and understanding to real-world problem solving and creative tasks. I don't believe students will develop the essential critical thinking, creativity, communication, invention, and information literacy skills they need for survival in their future.

 

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11 Storyboarding Apps To Organize & Inspire Young Writers

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11 Storyboarding Apps To Organize & Inspire Young Writers, from iOS to Android, free and paid.

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Boredom in Class


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