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20+ Web Tools to Help Students with Their Writing

20+ Web Tools to Help Students with Their Writing | nextgen teaching | 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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ASCD EDge - A Dozen Reasons Why We Need High Quality Science Teaching and Learning in a 21st Century World

ASCD EDge - A Dozen Reasons Why We Need High Quality Science Teaching and Learning in a 21st Century World | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
Because of the requirements of No Child Left Behind and the current emphasis on implementing the Common Core standards, reading and math are given priority time and attention in many, if not most public schools and Districts. Due to these circumstances, there is relatively little priority given to teaching and learning science. We frequently read in the media about the importance of science in today’s 21st century world, yet there is little emphasis on creating comprehensive, high quality science programs at all levels, pre-school through high school. It is rare to find coherent, active learning, inquiry based science programs at the pre-school and primary grade levels. Many teachers at the elementary level indicate that they have limited time to include science activities in the curriculum. High quality science programs emphasize active learning through inquiry strategies, investigation, hypothesis testing, experimentation, and science projects, but in too many middle and high school science classes, the key science program ingredients are the use of textbooks as the primary science resource, coverage driven teaching and learning, and traditional multiple-choice, short essay tests. Other priorities, time limitations, lack of attention, fragmentation, a traditional coverage based focus – all conspire to reduce the effectiveness and excellence of science programs in most schools and Districts.

 Here are one dozen reasons why we must counter these trends and find ways to implement high quality science teaching and learning for all our children at all educational levels:

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Bored Out of Their Minds - GES.Harvard

Bored Out of Their Minds - GES.Harvard | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
Educators and scientists have yet to agree on a definition of boredom, let alone unearth its exact causes and cures in the classroom. The most exhaustive book on the subject to date, Boredom in the Classroom: Addressing Student Motivation, Self-Regulation, and Engagement in Learning, is 72 pages long. As Dean James Ryan recently wrote in Education Week, “Boredom ought to be considered much more seriously when thinking about ways to improve student outcomes. ... I would think it is in all of our interests at least to confront this stubborn fact of school rather than simply to accept boredom as inextricably linked to learning.”

“But the biggest shift we need,” Rose believes, is much more elemental. “We need to get away from thinking that the opposite of ‘bored’ is ‘entertained.’ It’s ‘engaged.’” It’s not about pumping cartoons and virtual reality games into the classroom, it’s about finding ways to make curriculum more resonant, personalized, and meaningful for every student. “Engagement is very meaningful at a neurological level, at a learning level, and a behavioral level. When kids are engaged, life is so much easier.”

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Advanced Plagiarism Search Engine | Free Online Plagiarism Checker

Advanced Plagiarism Search Engine | Free Online Plagiarism Checker | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

PlagiarismSearch is an online service that helps to check your text for plagiarism. The tool operates with all texts formats and has an innovative system of multilevel detection. The resource produces a detailed report of completed checking. PlagiarismSearch also provides the services of professional editing and writing.

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6 Best Free Video Editing Apps for iPhone and iPad

6 Best Free Video Editing Apps for iPhone and iPad | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
Shoot, edit, and publish your own mini movies right on your iPhone or iPad with these free apps.
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 7, 2017 8:07 PM
Nine selection of apps to choose from..
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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains the most important characteristics of a digitally competent teacher.

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David D. Carbonara's curator insight, January 10, 2017 10:20 AM
Connections to 21st Century Skills
Johani Karonen's curator insight, January 11, 2017 5:58 AM
Technology is just a layer over the human narrative.
Daniel Collins's curator insight, January 16, 2017 7:14 PM
A look at most important characteristics of a digitally competent teacher.
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Interactive storytelling: Seven examples of online graphic novels - Builtvisible

Interactive storytelling: Seven examples of online graphic novels - Builtvisible | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

"Interactive Storytelling: 7 Examples of Online Graphic Novels - a helpful post from the team at Builtvisible.com ..."


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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com

10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students' digital literacies and critical thinking skills. Based around authentic infographics the lessons start by using discussion to help students access what they already know about the topics and then move on to comprehension and a range of tasks that help students to explore the validity and authenticity of the information they find. They finish with structured research and presentation tasks that encourage students to work collaboratively and share what they have learned.

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How Do I Get Started? A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Student-Centered Classroom, Pt 1

Over the next several weeks I will blog some practical suggestions for things you might try if you want to move from a traditional classroom to a more egalitarian, student-centered pedagogy.  I will post these as I write them to the Futures Initiative Group on HASTAC where you can leave comments or ask questions.  No way are these all my ideas!  I've learned so many of these things from other people on the HASTAC network and everywhere else over the years.  This is a compendium.  Please keep adding to it!  Add your own ideas to the Comments below or to the Google Doc:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/18E3fZ0Ou9pP8Ngic9um3-VSblUDOL4Umcxa9...

There will be easy suggestions that anyone can incorporate into a classroom tomorrow and with great, interesting results.  There will also be full, expansive major, and radical suggestions if you really want to turn your teaching inside out.  You can pick and choose what works best for you, your students, your university, your subject matter. 

In my experience, student-centered methods work equally well for every level of student, at every economic level, in every situation. (I've seen stunning progress in English language learning in first generation immigrant students at a community college who published a peer-evaluated student online magazine, for example, and with students at a top 10 private university working with local community organizers to create an ESL pre-college program for adolescent migrant farm workers in rural North Carolina as a final project.)


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 17, 2016 10:25 PM

This is aimed at a university-level teaching audience and was first published in August 2015.

 
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Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go

Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

Whether you are a technologist working on the next great learning app or a teacher trying to figure out how to engage your students, Pokémon Go offers a powerful model that has quickly changed the way users behave and engage with digital content.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 2016 1:59 AM

A must read for anyone designing elearning.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 18, 2016 2:21 AM
This article discusses how educators can learn from the new Pokemon Go game. A really interesting read. 
Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, July 18, 2016 9:53 AM

A must read for anyone designing elearning.

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How to Grade STEM Projects - More Than a Worksheet

How to Grade STEM Projects - More Than a Worksheet | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
Because STEM engineering projects are by design so open-ended, they can be difficult to grade. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are assessing STEM engineering projects in your classroom: 1. You don’t need to grade everything! It’s true. The learning still happens even if it’s not recorded. I know this doesn’t help you when your principal says you have to [...]

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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 27, 2016 6:18 PM
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Useful tools. 
 
Andrew 's curator insight, May 6, 2016 9:48 AM
Teachers are always looking for an easy way to convert, here is the answer
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 2016 3:29 PM
Un article pas très utile pour le prof, mais il faut savoir que cela existe.
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3D Printing in Early Childhood - Ms.Pana Says @PanaAsavavatana

3D Printing in Early Childhood - Ms.Pana Says @PanaAsavavatana | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
Integration into the Kindergarten curriculum was a rather loose connection, but definitely a great introduction to 3D printing. One of the Kindergarten writing units revolves around “Looking Closely” at different things and writing about them like a scientist. Many of the Kindergarten teachers like to choose leaves as one of the objects students write about, so I decided to expand this idea into the design of a 3D printed leaf. To support students looking closely at small details as well as develop fine motor skills, each class worked together to make a blown up drawing of a leaf. In order to avoid having the whole class fighting over space to observe and draw around one piece of butcher paper, I set up the class so that I had three stations for the students to rotate around. The other two stations were a Bee Bot coding station and an Engineering Design challenge with Legos (design a bridge strong enough to hold a water bottle).

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 27, 2016 7:51 AM

Oh, these are cool!

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Help your students turn paper images into 3D images via Miguel Guhlin @mguhlin

Help your students turn paper images into 3D images via Miguel Guhlin @mguhlin | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

"Encourage your students’ creative sides in all subject areas by using the free website Panoform to turn paper images into 3D ones.""


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Marci Milius's curator insight, March 1, 10:55 AM
What a fun way for students to show what they know.
Wendy Jane Clarke's curator insight, March 2, 6:22 AM
Using technological resources such as this is vital for interdisciplinary unit, cross curricular planning.
GwynethJones's curator insight, March 4, 6:27 AM

Share with your art & tech ed teacher! VR can happen in ANY classroom!

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Here is a great website to create, read and share digital stories 

Here is a great website to create, read and share digital stories  | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

"StoryWeaver is an educational platform that draws on collaborative team work to develop ‘a rich digital repository of diverse children’s stories from Pratham Books.’  ..."


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Five Psychological Principles Fueling Gamification

Five Psychological Principles Fueling Gamification | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
Gamification satisfies fundamental human desires such as competition and the need for recognition, and bolsters a sense of community in the workplace.
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Infographics & Learning

Infographics & Learning | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
A collection of infographics related to technology and education. | See more about Technology, Teaching and In the classroom.

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Karen Draper's curator insight, March 13, 2017 10:20 AM
Great Infographs. I like 9 fundamentals-- Teachers must stay current in order to help prepare our students for success in the future.
Norton Gusky's curator insight, March 13, 2017 2:06 PM
Making teaches into Digital Creators

Eneko Martínez Goikolea's curator insight, March 18, 2017 8:31 AM
#Infographics & Learning | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...
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Digital Storytelling Wheel- Apps and Tools for Teachers

Digital Storytelling Wheel- Apps and Tools for Teachers | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

The digital storytelling wheel is a graphic we created a few months ago-with links to the apps provided as well


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Apps and Tools for Ipad, Android devices and the web

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Compare countries with this simple tool

Compare countries with this simple tool | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

"Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators ..."


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Lesson Pick

Lesson Pick | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

With so much education technology out there, few have explicitly addressed needs in ELL space. In addition to workshops, PDs, and conferences, I wanted to explore this concept of a free independent online platform just for ELL educators, offering a continuous loop for collaboration and community building.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 19, 2016 4:23 AM

A site or sharing lesson pans and materials. Still in its early days, but has some potential.

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SmartyReader

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SmartyReader is an interactive eReader platform that pairs award-winning content with challenging comprehension questions and active vocab acquisition.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 22, 2016 8:47 AM

This looks pretty interesting.

Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, July 23, 2016 2:57 PM
Looks like this could be worth a try...
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5 Things Teachers Want from PD

5 Things Teachers Want from PD | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
We rarely accept “sit and get” instruction as ideal for our students. So why is it still the most common form of professional development for teachers across the country?

. . . we found that both teachers and administrators value the same things in professional development—and it’s not sitting

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 2016 9:14 PM

Well worth reading if you are planning any form of professional development.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 15, 2016 10:51 AM
Great tips for working with faculty
Gladys Baya's curator insight, July 15, 2016 2:12 PM
Formación docente relevante, interactiva, liderada por alguien que comprenda su experiencia, sostenida en el tiempo y que se apoya en una concepción del docente como profesional.  Así - según Karen Johnson - es la formación que desean los docentes hoy ... y que rara vez reciben! Por mi parte, como docente coincido plenamente. Como formadora docente, ¡tomo nota y me comprometo a trabajar para ello!
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10 Teacher Tools to “Techify” Your Classroom

10 Teacher Tools to “Techify” Your Classroom | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
By Bethany Petty The classrooms of today have the potential to look vastly different than those of the past. Many teachers have access to a vast array of technology tools that can be used in the classroom to increase student engagement.

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Emily K. Reuter's curator insight, July 4, 2016 6:18 PM
Some of my favorite choices for facilitating formative learning and assessment in the online college classroom.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 7, 2016 5:16 AM

Sometimes the world of educational technology can seem daunting and extremely overwhelming—especially for newcomers. Use this list of teacher tools to “techify” your lessons one step at a time. Each one has the potential to enhance your classroom biome and get students excited about your content.

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 21, 2017 9:53 AM
Ferramentas para introduzir tecnologias na sala de aula.
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Innovate My School - 30 #STEM-ducators to follow on Twitter

Innovate My School - 30 #STEM-ducators to follow on Twitter | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it
This is a list of 30 recommended STEM-oriented Twitter feeds. Note: this is by no means a ‘best-of’, and the order is unimportant. The list is comprised of suggestions from the public and our own choices.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 2, 2016 1:13 PM
Des personnes intéressantes à suivre.
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Clean Minecraft Videos

Clean Minecraft Videos | nextgen teaching | Scoop.it

"Not all Minecraft videos are created equal.


Approximately 90% of the top-rated Minecraft videos found on YouTube and other popular video streaming sites contain inappropriate content not suitable for children.


Clean Minecraft Videos offers more than 200 videos from the YouTubers kids know and love that are free of all inappropriate content."


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