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Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog

Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites, Weebly gives everyone a surprisingly easy way to create a unique site. Make a free website, blog or online store with our powerful website builder.
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I've used weebly for my blog... Its very easy to optimize and publish.
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10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network - TeachThought

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network - TeachThought | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

"According to Marc-André Lalande,  “a Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references.

Your PLN is not limited to online interactions, but it is that online, global interactive part that really makes it special. It is personal because you choose who’s part of that group; you choose if you want to lurk–just check out what people are saying–or if you share; because you choose when to do so, and how to do so.”

As for this graphic? You can thank Sylvia Duckworth, who always does a great job sharing simple sketch notes to help teachers. (She also took our 12 Rules of Great Teaching and created a predictably wonderful graphic to supplement the text, among others.) We’ve taken her graphic and provided starting points for each ‘reason’ a teacher need a PLN."


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BigHugeLabs: Do fun stuff with your photos

BigHugeLabs: Do fun stuff with your photos | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Do fun stuff with your digital photos. Create and print personalized motivational posters, calendars, movie posters, magazine covers, badges, mosaics, collages, and a lot more! Buy custom printed calendars, posters, and gifts.
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Parents Who Are Addicted to Their Cell Phones Affect Their Children’s Development - According to Scientists

Parents Who Are Addicted to Their Cell Phones Affect Their Children’s Development - According to Scientists | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Most often, the older generations like to point fingers at the Millenials and younger generations for being attached to their technology, the reality is that parents and older adults aren’t any better! As adults spend more and more time on their phones, tablets, and laptops, what impact is that having on the mental health and …
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An excellent article, I would offer the perspective that students who are on their phones are affected as well (i.e., inactivity, health long term health issues, isolation, and behavioral issues).

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Planbook.com - Online Teacher Lesson Planning

Planbook.com - Online Teacher Lesson Planning | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Planbook.com - The easiest way to create and manage your lessons online, developed by teachers for teachers.
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Why Teachers Are Walking Out –

Why Teachers Are Walking Out – | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
For the last ten years, I've been a covert operative in Women's World, a.k.a. Public School.  I am not a typical elementary teacher.  I am male.   And I am often confounded at what I have seen my coworkers silently acquiesce to, happily playing along, fueled only by the sense of the purpose they work…
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Best Smart Notebook | Cloud Notebook | Reusable Notebook

Best Smart Notebook | Cloud Notebook | Reusable Notebook | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
The Rocketbook Smart Notebook instantly connects and stores your notes, doodles and lists in the cloud with the free smart notebook app.
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Winter Olympics: Stations

Winter Olympics: Stations | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

Students #learning about the Winter Olympics while engaged in modified Physical Education stations. 

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Are we educating or mere schooling?

Are we educating or mere schooling? | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

There is a distinct difference between teaching subjects and educating children. What is it that differentiates one from another?

As an educator, I get constant opportunities to work and talk with different stakeholders that are involved in education system- management, teachers, parents, and students. Ironically, the common element that binds them together is their dissatisfaction with one another. Parents blame management, management blames teachers, teachers blame students and parents and the sickness goes on. The negative emotions like dissatisfaction, hatred, sadness, and remorse afflict the entire system. These issues might on the surface look small but are the reasons behind heinous acts like principal being shot dead, students committing suicide or teachers harassing students.


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Phys.Ed.Review (Using Google Keep To Save Twitter Finds)

A video on how I use Google Keep to save and organize all my Twitter finds. Please visit my website: http://physedreview.weebly.com
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Chromebook Tips - bit.ly/cbooktips via @wterral

Chromebook Tips - bit.ly/cbooktips via @wterral | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

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Collaborative Learning Platform for Teachers

Collaborative Learning Platform for Teachers | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

Kiddom is the easiest way to plan, assess, and analyze learning. With Kiddom, teachers use one collaborative learning platform for assessment, curriculum development, messaging, and reports.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 31, 2017 12:27 AM

Great learning platform.

Juan Camilo Largo's curator insight, September 1, 2017 12:45 PM
Kiddom is a website recommended by Nik Peachey for several reasons. First, it enhances the planning and performance of classes by putting all your materials in the same place, which works similar to a cloud. It also allows you to create a class environment online. Therefore, you are able to adjust the setting for the class you want to create and adapt it to the courses you will add to the platform. It has the option to select the subject, grade, and students when you are creating the class. In addition to it, Kiddom offers you the possibility to analize your students' learning process through easy diagrams and statistics. Those are some of the great features that we can take advantage of when using Kiddom.
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Password Protect Your Google Forms

Password Protect Your Google Forms | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
When creating a Google form there are times that you would like to share it outside of your domain but still, want to have the opportunity for only a select audience to be able to view it.

One way to achieve this is putting a password on the form and sharing the password with the people you
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The existential mental health crisis in K-12 and the need for play, recess

The existential mental health crisis in K-12 and the need for play, recess | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
One thing is certain: we are serving a generation of children who are more anxious, depressed and suicidal than any generation before.
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Welcoming Students With a Smile - Edutopia 

Welcoming Students With a Smile - Edutopia  | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
A widely cited 2007 study claimed that teachers greeting students at the classroom door led to a 27 percent increase in academic engagement. The problem? It included just three students.

Now a new, much larger and more credible study—comprising 203 students in 10 classrooms—validates that claim: Greeting students at the door sets a positive tone and can increase engagement and reduce disruptive behavior. Spending a few moments welcoming students promotes a sense of belonging, giving them social and emotional support that helps them feel invested in their learning.

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7 Good Docs Add-ons Ideal for Educators via Educators' Tech

7 Good Docs Add-ons Ideal for Educators via Educators' Tech | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy –

Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy – | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
"If done correctly, this intervention can produce deeper sleep, a brighter mood, better focus and organization, and an increase in physical activity."
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How to set up a Pinterest Board

How to set up a Pinterest Board | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Step #1 Step #2   Step #3 Step #4 Step 5 Step #6   Step #7   #EDU #LEARning #PEGeeks #PEMatters #PhysEd #pinterest Proudly powered by WordPress. Theme: Flat by YoArts. Powered by WordPress | Hosted by Edublogs | Protected by CloudFlareSubscribe Subscribe By Email Your EmailLeave this field blank Skip to toolbar Search
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50 ways Google can help you become a better teacher

50 ways Google can help you become a better teacher | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

While Apple products are known for their integration in classrooms, increasingly Google is the choice for schools and districts looking for something organized, useful, and inexpensive that’s available on tablet, laptop, Chromebooks, desktop, smartphone, and more.

In fact, the sheer diversity of Google products might make them a more natural fit in the classroom in lieu of the iPad’s gravity. Below we’ve listed 50 ways teachers can get started using Google in the classroom. Let us know on our facebook page if we’ve missed anything.

Ed note: Update: This post has been updated with new tips, links, and resources for the 2016-2017 school year to reflect the latest ways to use Google’s latest ‘stuff.’


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Counterpoint: Why do teachers leave the toughest schools? | Star Tribune

Counterpoint: Why do teachers leave the toughest schools? | Star Tribune | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
It's because they're emotionally exhausted by a relentless task, and because they lack the support to soldier on.
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Here Is A Very Good Photo Editing Tool to Try Out

Here Is A Very Good Photo Editing Tool to Try Out | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
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Do Ink provides Creativity Apps -Green Screen by Do Ink and Animation and
Drawing by Do Ink for students to show what they know in education.
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5 Ways Video Can Foster Teaching and Learning  by Steve Zurier

5 Ways Video Can Foster Teaching and Learning  by Steve Zurier | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
by Steve Zurier

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How to create an eLearning portfolio

How to create an eLearning portfolio | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

In recent posts, we discussed why you need a portfolio for personal development and to manage your professional career. The obvious next question is what tools and resources should I use to build a portfolio?

What goes in the portfolio?
The portfolio represents your skills and expertise. You need to decide if you want the portfolio to be static where you only do occasional maintenance and updates. Or do you want a site that’s more dynamic and continually updating?


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I've been in education for 20 years, and there's a disturbing trend afoot in kindergartens around the US

I've been in education for 20 years, and there's a disturbing trend afoot in kindergartens around the US | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Christopher Brown is a researcher, parent, and former kindergarten teacher, and in his view the state of affairs in kindergarten are downright troubling.
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Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 25, 2017 9:38 PM
This article talks about how kindergarten students are spending more time in school with teacher led activities than play based learning. We are forcing more and more and a younger age and kids are not getting the social aspect of learning. As an administrator you need to be aware of the standards and make sure teachers are allowing for play based learning as well as teacher based learning.
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What Screen Time Does to Babies' and Children's Brains and Sensory Processing Abilities

What Screen Time Does to Babies' and Children's Brains and Sensory Processing Abilities | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Two expert occupational therapists explain the functional and sensory processing issues they see in children exposed to screen time - and why it happens.
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