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Be Informed « Teen Parent Connection

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Teen Parent Connection is a nonprofit agency serving teen parents in DuPage County as they navigate the challenges of both parenthood and adolescence. In addition, we offer school-based pregnancy prevention education programs in middle schools and high schools to help reduce the risk of teen pregnancy.
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Flipped Learning Network Ning

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This site is devoted to teaching educators how to use screencasting and the flipped classroom.
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz

Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?



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K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work

K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work
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Online Scratch Programming Class -

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Online Scratch Programming class for 5th - 12th grade from October 7th 2013 for 10 weeks. Scratch is easy for students to learn and create games with.

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Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:25 PM

This is a class I am teaching. I am a trained computer programmer who now teaches middle and high schoolers how to program.

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High school classes flip using technology

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The Hilliard City School District is taking some innovative approaches to reach students, including flipping the classroom.

 

The "Flipped Classroom" Defined

 

In a traditional classroom, a teacher gives the lesson and assigns homework to be done outside of class. But in a flipped classroom, the student watches a video of the teacher giving the lesson at his or her convenience. The next day in class, students work together in groups on the homework, and the teacher answers any questions.

 

 “Sometimes in math, students won’t do their homework or finish it because they get stuck, so we thought about flipping the classroom.”

 

Teachers digitally record lessons that students can watch through the district’s eCampus website.

 

“We’re cutting a 35-minute lecture down to about 15 minutes, because that’s the attention span of kids these days,” Tsai said. “They do them outside of the classroom, at home, on the computer in the library or even a smart device. You can take notes, pause, rewind, replay any concepts they’ve missed, they can go back with the click of a button.”

 

Review and Practice

 

The online materials also allow a student to practice any topic in math.

 

“If you get 10 in a row (correct), it tells you to move on. You’ve mastered it,” Tsai said.

 

Students Like Personalized Attention

 

Caitlin Busic, a junior, said of the flipped math class, “It’s helped me a lot because I got more personalized attention. I can work independently to learn it.”

Another class, Spanish, is also being transformed by technology. Darby Spanish teacher Brian Linn said that on his eCampus site, he has his own digital avatar (a cartoon figure that represents him), and has students use animated characters to speak in Spanish on their assignments.

 

Formative Assessments and Practice Retrieval

 

The students also use Quizlet.com, a site that provides flash cards that can be accessed on smart phones and tablets. Linn said teachers can quickly generate tests by using Quizlet, too.

 

“You can see that these places exist. It helped me to connect to what I was learning.”

 

Community of Practice

 

McClure said his teachers frequently discuss new apps that are available for devices and how they can be applied to project-based, 21st century learning.

 

Application and Mastery

 

“There’s no reason to memorize anything, you can find everything so quickly (online),” McClure said. “They really deal in concepts and applications so much differently. The technology part is what the kids can do, and how quickly they can do it is really pretty neat.”

 

Paperless

 

Another thing you won’t see in some classrooms is paper, McClure said.

“To pay for a lot of the technology and to put it in the kids’ hands, each of the last three years we have made very significant cuts in department budgets for paper, and it’s a much better experience for the kids.”

 

A Device for Every Student?

 

What about students who don’t own a home computer, smart phone or iPad?

“Our media center has computers available all day long,” McClure said. “We have a lot of kids that go to the public library, work together, stop at mom and dad’s work place and use the computer. The vast majority of our kids have access. They’re finding a way.”


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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.


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Terry Harding's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:33 PM

Worth a try!

Terry Harding's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:41 PM

Course creation has never been easier.

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Training Materials: I used this with the PD lesson.

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EDpuzzle

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Make any video your lesson


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EdPuzzle is an easy to use program that allows you to embed questions, tasks and comments into a video you have uploaded.  The video is now interactive, and you could even create settings that make the students respond before moving on in the lesson.  FREE service, with the most helpful support staff!

ElizabethHS's curator insight, March 29, 2014 8:28 AM

Another of the new tools to make video into interactive lessons. The model is still Q and A, but you could put fairly reflective questions and note-taking advice into the comment/question box.

This is a nice feature that is included in such large education magnets as Coursera, and reminds us that you may be able to create your own online or flipped course using many of the features of a Coursera-like management system without the hassle of going through that system.

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Pregnancy Prevention and Abstinence Education

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Sexual wellness abstinence education for teens and parents in DuPage County, Illinois.
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OrganizedTeaching.com (Home)

OrganizedTeaching.com (Home) | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Organizational strategies and resources for teachers in all areas of education.
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CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)- HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis (TB)

CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)- HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis (TB) | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
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Super Scratch Programming Adventure, 2nd Edition - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

Super Scratch Programming Adventure, 2nd Edition - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Super Scratch Programming Adventure, 2nd Edition PDF Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 1593275315, By The LEAD Project

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Table of Contents

Stage 1: Riding a Flare from the Sun
Stage 2: Entering Space
Stage 3: Trapped by Mona Lisa’s Smile
Stage 4: Defend Hong Kong’s Technocore
Stage 5: Penalty Kick in Ipanema
Stage 6: Scratchy’s Wild Ride
Stage 7: The Lost Treasures of Giza
Stage 8: Wizard’s Race!
Stage 9: The Final Fight… in Dark space
Stage 10: Epilogue

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EmergingEdTech. Education Technology. Internet and instructional technologies for teachers & other educators.

EmergingEdTech. Education Technology. Internet and instructional technologies for teachers & other educators. | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with the help of Internet technologies and other instructional and education technologies and tools for
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Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment

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I have discussed and promoted the need for educators to reflect deeply on their beliefs, processes, and practices in several of my posts: Where is Reflection in the Learning Process and  Teacher Ag...


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 15, 2014 11:47 AM

 

A MUST READ and apply ;)

 

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10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools | TeachThought

10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools | TeachThought | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools

 

Lesson plans can play a vital role in simplifying a teacher’s job, and also can ensure that classes are conducted in a seamless and efficient manner.

 

A good lesson plan can be a great way for teachers to organize activities, highlight areas of focus, experiment with different ideas, and set goals for student achievement. With effective lesson planning, teachers can have a solid diagram to follow in order to stay organized and ensure student success.

 


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:35 PM

Mike has done an outstanding job...I like and use all the resources he has presented. I hope to be promoting Learnboost at my school in a professional development workshop during summer break.

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Apps by the Dashboard Light - Technology Review

Apps by the Dashboard Light - Technology Review | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

New cars will soon come with high-bandwidth connections and app stores.

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