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When You Feel Misplaced

When You Feel Misplaced | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
It seems like I have had more bad days than good in the last few weeks. You probably wouldn't know that if you knew me though. Us teachers tend to not share too much of the bad. In fact, even if...
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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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Gordon280's comment, April 8, 2015 12:54 AM
I've used weebly for my blog... Its very easy to optimize and publish.
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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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10 Free Keyword Research Tools to Help Plan Your New Site

10 Free Keyword Research Tools to Help Plan Your New Site | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Are you in the process of rolling out a new website? As you know, there’s a lot that goes into the process. From the design to the development, from content creation to your marketing strategy, there’s not enough time in the day to tackle every task. While there’s sure to be a lot on your …

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25 Tips For Teaching With Apps

25 Tips For Teaching With Apps | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

"We’ve done tips in the past for teaching with tablets. This one is similar, so there is some overlap, but this has more to do with apps specifically. Below are 25 tips for teaching with apps. Let us know in the comments what we missed."


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 10, 2017 2:14 AM
Extremely useful tips for newcoming teachers embracing this methodology
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 10, 2017 9:09 AM
This is a good review on a "How to" to assist with independent learning with guided focus within a 21st Century teaching and learning environment.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 14, 2017 6:06 AM
J'ai vraiment bien aimé l'article et les astuces qu'ils donner pour enseigner avec les tablettes.
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Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy?

Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy? | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

"How do we measure success? The accomplishment of one’s goals, right? So, how do we measure success in eLearning? That would depend on who is asked; teacher, student, school manager, or vendor? It is easy to see how this question, then, could cause confusion. Do we then need a new taxonomy of eLearning?"


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David Picard Roussel's curator insight, February 10, 2017 8:00 AM

Intéressant de voir que nos formations sont alignées sur cette sémtantique

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 11, 2017 1:37 AM
Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy?
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Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy?
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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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Garfield Mural Project

Garfield Mural Project | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

We are trying create a sense of school pride at Garfield Elementary! One of the ways to establish this is through a mural to be painted in our gym. This would be a picture depicting our school mascot, which is an Eagle.

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6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers

6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
We asked our community what makes teachers unforgettable. Here’s what they said.
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What Is Heutagogy?

What Is Heutagogy? | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
"Heutagogy is the study of self-determined learning ... It is also an attempt to challenge some ideas about teaching and learning that still prevail in teacher centred learning and the need for, as Bill Ford (1997) eloquently puts it 'knowledge sharing' rather than 'knowledge hoarding'. In this respect heutagogy looks to the future in which…

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 27, 2017 3:04 PM

“Heutagogy is the study of self-determined learning … It is also an attempt to challenge some ideas about teaching and learning that still prevail in teacher centred learning and the need for, as Bill Ford (1997) eloquently puts it ‘knowledge sharing’ rather than ‘knowledge hoarding’. In this respect heutagogy looks to the future in which knowing how to learn will be a fundamental skill given the pace of innovation and the changing structure of communities and workplaces.”

Hase, S. and Kenyon, C. (2000). From andragogy to heutagogy. Ultibase, RMIT.  http://ultibase.rmit.edu.au/Articles/dec00/hase2.htm

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 27, 2017 5:09 PM
Pedagogy and andragogy are essential to form a matrix from which to learn heutagogically. As people gain the skills, they are able to determine their learning. In effect, they take responsibility.
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Kindness: A Lesson Plan

Kindness: A Lesson Plan | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 20, 2017 12:48 PM
  Each day should include random acts of kindness. A smile, a thank you, and a greeting are easy ways for teachers to model.
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10 Important Google Sheets Tips for Teachers via Educators Technology

10 Important Google Sheets Tips for Teachers via Educators Technology | 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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