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Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies - ReadWriteThink

Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies - ReadWriteThink | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
The Internet is often the first stop for student researchers, but few know how to vet sources effectively. In this lesson, students learn about Internet research through an interactive PowerPoint presentation.
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10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing

10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar,and, most importantly, why good writing is so important to their futures.
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How Are You Connecting Your Students with the World? Skype in the Classroom

How Are You Connecting Your Students with the World? Skype in the Classroom | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
Nothing terribly earth-shattering happened the first time elementary teacher Krissy Venosdale used Skype to connect her Missouri students with children in another state.
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Lucy Botten's curator insight, April 29, 2016 11:20 PM

Using skype in the classroom is a great way to connect and engage students with their learning. By using skype it gives students control in what questions they ask in order to enhance their own learning. I would love to use this style of teaching in my Home Economics class! For example I could use skype to connect with an international chef and let my students create an interview like discussing giving them control in what they learn. They could ask about a specific international crusine in order to create their own menu.

Kathleen Weis's comment, May 11, 2016 4:44 AM
I wish Education Queensland allowed the use of this application. It really would be so useful.
Corinna McCorkell's curator insight, May 19, 2016 7:00 AM
Using Skype in the classroom is a great way for students to interact with the world. They are able to speak to someone local that may not be able to attend a session or someone across the other side of the world gaining insight into their own cultural differences etc. This is one tool I will be using in my classroom.
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Creating an Online Student Lounge

Creating an Online Student Lounge | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
So I hear you've been mulling over building a virtual classroom to weave in some online strategies with your face-to-face traditional classroom. Bravo. You rock. You won't regret it.
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Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with Farcebook - ReadWriteThink

Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with Farcebook - ReadWriteThink | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
In this alternative to the traditional book report, students report on their novel choices using Facebook-like pages.
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The Blog of Anne Frank?: Taking on Social Roles through Online Writing - ReadWriteThink

The Blog of Anne Frank?: Taking on Social Roles through Online Writing - ReadWriteThink | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
Anne Frank shared her experiences through a private diary that became public as a book. In this lesson, students will consider how writing creates social identities as they blog about a political issue.
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Teaching With Glogster: Using Virtual Posters in the Classroom - ReadWriteThink

Teaching With Glogster: Using Virtual Posters in the Classroom - ReadWriteThink | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
Why stop at paper and markers? With Glogster, a free, web-based tool, students can develop virtual posters including audio, video, text, hyperlinks, and images, and share their creations electronically.
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Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.
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Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
There are so many tools that educators can use to get students interested and engaged in their work. Like most teachers today, I integrate technology into my instruction everyday. I'm lucky to work i
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Social Media and Education: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

See the Glog! Social Media and Education: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students
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Glog created in lecture - sample

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Reading Online - ReadWriteThink

Reading Online - ReadWriteThink | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
In this Strategy Guide you will learn how online reading differs from offline reading and strategies to build and reinforce the skills that online reading requires.
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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 3 - Using Storybird

New Teacher Boot Camp Week 3 - Using Storybird | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
Editor's note: See the full archive of the five-week boot camp.

Week 3: Using StoryBird in the Classroom

Welcome to New Teacher Boot Camp! Today we're going to be exploring StoryBird.


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Wendy Clark's curator insight, April 13, 2014 6:54 PM

Storybird is a tool that allows students to create stories individually or in collaboration with peers which can then be shared, read and printed.  Students can build their stories from images and art saved on the site or they can download and use their own images.  Once the story has been created students can print, watch and share these stories which are published online.  Stories can also be kept private. Storybird is free and teachers can host up to 30 students.

 

Storybird works by students dragging and dropping characters and images onto their digital storyboard.  The stories come to life as this tool allows students to produce a visual display of their thoughts as they create their stories in collaboration with peers. 

 

This aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies: Digital Technologies processes and production skills as students work with others to plan the creation and communication of ideas and information safely, applying agreed ethical and social protocols, elaboration, organising and creating different types of information for sharing and collaborating online, for example planning the sequence and appearance of an animation, and sharing it online, with peers, parents with students from another school, ACTDIP013.

 

Uses for Storybird in the classroom

Use to engage students in the activites of the day ahead

Create stories, comic strips, poetry

Assist younger students with reading

Social stories for special needs students

Presentation on who you are, for others to get to know you

In units for write a fairy tale or fable

Create a movie trailer for books that have been read

Assign a group story for students to work in collaboration

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Using Microblogging and Social Networking to Explore Characterization and Style - ReadWriteThink

Using Microblogging and Social Networking to Explore Characterization and Style - ReadWriteThink | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
Students use social networking sites to trace the development of characters by assuming the persona of a character on the class Ning and sending a set number of tweets, or status updates.
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Using Glogster to Support Multimodal Literacy - ReadWriteThink

Using Glogster to Support Multimodal Literacy - ReadWriteThink | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
Glogster, a Web 2.0 tool, supports development of students’ multimodal literacy skills. This guide outlines techniques for critical evaluation and creation of multimodal texts.
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Book Report Alternative: Comic Strips and Cartoon Squares - ReadWriteThink

Book Report Alternative: Comic Strips and Cartoon Squares - ReadWriteThink | Lesson Plans and Strategies | Scoop.it
Students must think critically to create comic strips highlighting six important scenes from a book they have read.
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