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You Can Code: Go Slow Workshop ~ Alice Keeler

You Can Code: Go Slow Workshop ~ Alice Keeler | On education | Scoop.it

Code Google Apps Script


"Coding Google Apps Script is not as scary as you think. It’s multiple choice and copy and paste. Starting Nov 19th, 2018 I have an online workshop for “Introduction to Coding with Google Apps Script.” If you are already familiar with Google Apps Script (or have some grit) “Coding Google Forms with Google Apps Script” starts December 3rd. If you use G Suite then being able to take your capabilities further with coding will save you hours! You can start the workshops late. I am always starting new workshops as well! Sign up for my newsletter for announcements on new Go Slow workshops."

 

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Newsela 101: Social Function Discussion – Raff Street Cafe

Newsela 101: Social Function Discussion – Raff Street Cafe | On education | Scoop.it

"Social Function Discussion, a.k.a. Happy Hour Discussion is an open ended discussion that students have after they’ve finished reading an article. The goal of this activity is for students to get up, move around, and discuss the article they read with other people around the room. Depending on what you, as the teachers, are trying to get out of the activity, the students can either read the same article, different articles from the same text set, or they can read an independently selected article. 

 

"After they’re finished reading students are given a  “Networking” worksheet. A “Networking” worksheet is a simple handout that requires students to talk with other students and record information based on their discussions. The goal of this activity is to practice oral communication skills and find connections that can be made between the articles students have read. After students have mingled and talked with their peers, it’s great to tie the activity together with an all-class conversation about connections students made with their peers and what they read.  An example “Networking” worksheet can be found here."


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CommonLit ELA free resources for lesson planning

CommonLit ELA free resources for lesson planning | On education | Scoop.it

"Commonlit.org is a free resource full of text sets organized by theme, book title, unit, Lexile level, grade level. etc.  

Anyone can set up a classroom and add someone as a student.  Then the “teacher” can assign any text set they wish. Or a student can just go onto the website and create their own text set informally.

Commonlit also allows the teacher to monitor student progress and it pairs nicely with Google Classroom."


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Writing Sparks

Writing Sparks | On education | Scoop.it
If you are looking for sparks and a writing challenge for your students, here is a cool website that will give us and our students an instant writing challenge.

With Writing Sparks, as a teacher, choose your age group and decide what sort of spark you are looking for. A story, a news article, an opinion or a poem? Then, you choose the time that you want your students to work. And the website gives you a spark. For example: “Imagine that a Spying Giraffe comes to visit you at school. What would happen?” Then the students have two minutes to take notes and discuss about it. Here, you can choose your students to work in pairs, in groups or you can do that activity as a whole class.

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Cool science 

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This video should help stimulate young students to be interested in studying science.

 

To view the video click on the word "video" just above or in this line, not on the image.


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Infographic: What Happens in an Internet Minute in 2018?

Infographic: What Happens in an Internet Minute in 2018? | On education | Scoop.it

"In your everyday life, a minute might not seem like much.

But when it comes to the vast scale of the internet, a minute of time goes much further than you ever could have imagined. That’s because the internet has a degree of scale that our linear human brains are unaccustomed to operating on.


Today’s infographic is from Lori Lewis and Chadd Callahan of Cumulus Media, and it shows the activity taking place on various platforms such as Facebook or Google in each 60 second span.

It really helps put an internet minute in perspective."


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Sheryl Romero Abshire's curator insight, October 18, 3:18 PM

Really interesting!

 

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How to Demystify the Writing Process :: Jodi Rath

How to Demystify the Writing Process :: Jodi Rath | On education | Scoop.it
With my own students, it took me the bulk of my teaching career (so far) to figure out how to get every student motivated to take on the writing process. I've found that frontloading these five steps sets all students up for engagement and success with writing assignments.

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10 Best and Worst Types of Microlearning

10 Best and Worst Types of Microlearning | On education | Scoop.it
What types of microlearning are the most effective and engaging? From VR through mobile learning to GIFs, we look at the best and worst.

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, October 7, 4:47 AM

Microlearning doesn't mean smartphone:find out other good and bad ways to teach using this pedagogical method !

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How to Charge Your Phone Faster - The New York Times

How to Charge Your Phone Faster - The New York Times | On education | Scoop.it
No time to wait for your phone to charge up? No problem — these tips will get you the most battery power in the least amount of time.

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Digital transformation, With Empathy via Storytelling 

Digital transformation, With Empathy via Storytelling  | On education | Scoop.it
A change management expert tells me why success in digital transformation projects depends on a keen sense of empathy for the people affected

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, September 30, 4:28 AM

If you plan to go digital, show empathy to the person affected through storytelling ;)

Marta Torán's curator insight, September 30, 6:14 AM

Muy interesante este artículo de Phil Wainewright (@philww).

 

La transformación digital no es dotar de herramientas y tecnología para mejorar el trabajo. Es transformación y adaptación al cambio.

 

Necesita de la empatía de las personas.

Necesita de conversaciones.

Pez en Berlin's curator insight, October 14, 12:55 PM
Empathy tells a story

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Here Are Some of The Best Audiobook Apps for Teachers and Students via Educators' tech

Here Are Some of The Best Audiobook Apps for Teachers and Students via Educators' tech | On education | 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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Rhesa Bagley's curator insight, September 26, 9:29 AM
Even if you're a great reader, it's so much fun to be read to every now and again.
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Voice of Witness: Bring the Power of Oral History to Your Classroom

Voice of Witness: Bring the Power of Oral History to Your Classroom | On education | Scoop.it
Teaching history and English has gotten complicated. For many, many years, educational publishers produced texts that centered an overwhelmingly white, European experience. But in recent decades, there’s been a push to change that, to widen the lens, to hear the voices of those who are so often under- or misrepresented.

Many teachers have done an admirable job of addressing this need by expanding the menu of texts they offer students. These include primary source documents, literature from more diverse perspectives, and other forms of media that tell stories with words, music, and images. But these resources aren’t always easy to find, and so the more we can share the great things we discover, the more complex and accurate our curriculum will be.

Today I want to share with you another incredible resource that can widen our lens even further, a series produced by an organization called Voice of Witness.

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The 30 Best Digital Storytelling Resources for Imaginative Writing Projects

The 30 Best Digital Storytelling Resources for Imaginative Writing Projects | On education | Scoop.it
Here are 12 of the very best digital storytelling resources from all over the Web—tools for engaging learners in the digital art of storytelling.

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LEARN with Colleagues Committed to Equity in Learning and Literacy: The 2018-19 Marginal Syllabus

LEARN with Colleagues Committed to Equity in Learning and Literacy: The 2018-19 Marginal Syllabus | On education | Scoop.it
This third iteration is an opportunity for social reading, writing, and discussion about the intersection of literacy and equity.

 

"Read the full LEARN 2018-19 Marginal Syllabus

 

"The 2018-19 Marginal Syllabus, titled Literacy, Equity + Remarkable Notes = LEARN, is kicking off this year on October 29, 2018. LEARN has been co-developed in partnership with the National Writing Project (NWP) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). This third iteration of the Marginal Syllabus welcomes our partnership with NCTE as a leading publisher who has made openly accessible a curated set of texts to anchor our social reading, writing, and discussion about the intersection of literacy and equity.

 

"The Marginal Syllabus invites connected learners interested in equity—including educators from K-12 and higher education, formal and informal settings, and in and out of school contexts—to read and annotate online texts, collaborate in the margins of texts with other readers and partner authors, and engage throughout 2018-19 in eight public conversations about equity in learning and literacy."


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Cooperative Critical Writing :: Meredith Akers

Cooperative Critical Writing :: Meredith Akers | On education | Scoop.it
Then it hit me – peer to peer tutoring is when I often see lightbulbs go off because students hear it in their peer’s language. Those peer to peer explanations can seem nonsensical, incomplete, and jumbled to us adults but bring such light and clarity to classmates.

So here’s what I came up with to facilitate students helping each other without really even knowing it – Collaborative Critical Writing – short prompts (my example requires at least 3 complete sentences per question) that can be used in any class, at any level, with any subject area – using a shared Google Doc. Here’s the process:

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Creativity as Classroom Culture

Creativity as Classroom Culture | On education | Scoop.it

CREATIVITY is CONTENT AGNOSTIC
This does not need to suck up a lot of time that could be spent learning things from the required curriculum – in fact, it DEPENDS on content. In Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom, my co-author Dan Ryder and I make the case that creativity is content agnostic. The 40+ “pathways” or ideas we offer truly can be used with any age group studying any discipline (even adults doing professional development in various areas!). They are content agnostic but at the same time, content dependent. Creativity is more about connecting disparate dots and remix than it is about generating brand-new ideas from the ether. And the “dots” we connect are metaphorical bits of knowledge students grow in their “dot forest” over time as they learn from observation, experience, and from us, their teachers.


The sweet spot then, is moving away from thinking of creativity as a separate skill, project, or time period – but rather,
juxtaposing CRITICAL THINKING, CREATIVE THINKING and CURRICULUM

 

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Wonderful piece -- thoughtful, practical, and inspiring.


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How to Post 3D Photos to Facebook on iPhone

How to Post 3D Photos to Facebook on iPhone | On education | Scoop.it
Facebook recently started rolling out 3D Photos for iPhone users. Problem is, not everyone has it yet and you want it. Thankfully, Apple-industry legend, Sam Levin, found a path and posted the instructions for us all.

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SAFE YOUTUBE - [download or view YouTube videos with no ads] :: Osge Karaoglu

SAFE YOUTUBE - [download or view YouTube videos with no ads] :: Osge Karaoglu | On education | Scoop.it

"Youtube is a great source for our English teaching classes but the ads and some offensive comments may distract our students from viewing the videos in a safe and a friendly way. I have been using SafeShare for a long time but as it is paid anymore and as you need to get an account, here is a new web tool that will do the same work for you. It’s SafeYoutube.

"Without any sign up, you can create links without unrelated and adult contents. Actually, the tool lets you do more. You can view the number of the clicks, you can crop the video duration which can give you great ideas to implement in a lesson, and you can change the video title and background skins."


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Some Answers to Today's Problems Were Known in the 1950s (and probably well before that)

Some Answers to Today's Problems Were Known in the 1950s (and probably well before that) | On education | Scoop.it

Coach Red Auerbach along with guard Bob Cousy,  led the Boston Celtics to 9 NBA championships during the 10 years between 1957 and 1966. These were also the years in which Bill Russell (not pictured) excelled.

 

No link to this one. Found on my LinkedIn feed. -JL


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ISTE | ISTE Announces New Computational Thinking Standards for All Educators

ISTE | ISTE Announces New Computational Thinking Standards for All Educators | On education | Scoop.it
Detroit — October 9, 2018 —  The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced its new ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies (CT Competencies) during the CSforALL Summit, which followed ISTE's first-ever No Fear Coding Lab, held in Detroit.

CT Competencies focus on the knowledge, skills and mindset needed to bring computational thinking (CT) to all K–12 content areas and are designed for all educators, including those who are new to computer science. The CT Competencies represent the first-ever approach to correlate and align the ISTE Standards for Educators, the K–12 Computer Science Framework and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards for students. Schools of education across the country will also use the CT Competencies to prepare new educators to lead the way with CT skills.

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Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

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How do we teach students to identify fake news?

How do we teach students to identify fake news? | On education | Scoop.it
The following strategies and ideas can help students identify fake news and become critical readers of the world around them

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 7, 1:03 AM

Always useful.

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World Teachers Day 2018 [It's Today! Oct. 5]

World Teachers Day 2018 [It's Today! Oct. 5] | On education | Scoop.it
Also known as International Teachers Day, World Teachers Day is held yearly on October 5. Since its set up in 1994, the day celebrates the marking of the ” teaching in Freedom” in 1996. Last year the theme was “Engaging Teachers”. It is observed all over the world over since 1994 after the UNESCO Recommendation concerning Teachers.

What is the purpose of the World Teachers Day?
Its point is to centre around “acknowledging, evaluating and enhancing the instructors of the world” and to give a chance to consider the issues identified with educators and the teaching process in general.

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New Kids On The Blockchain

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An elementary school in Melbourne, Australia is on the forefront of the next digital revolution, teaching students about blockchain technology and its potential applications.

In Melbourne, Australia, local reports have recently focused attention on Wooranna Park Primary School, a small public institution which sits in one of country’s “most disadvantaged urban areas.” But, don’t be misled by Wooranna Park’s humble profile. The primary school is giving students a digital leg up through its pioneering education.


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An elementary school in Melbourne, Australia is on the forefront of the next digital revolution, teaching students about blockchain technology and its potential applications.
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T74: Meet the 'diverse-by-design' architect leading San Antonio's school innovations | 74 Films: In a poor corner of Texas an integration breakthrough

T74: Meet the 'diverse-by-design' architect leading San Antonio's school innovations | 74 Films: In a poor corner of Texas an integration breakthrough | On education | Scoop.it

"First up today, ...the next installment in our portfolio of articles, videos, explainers, and profiles documenting the transformation-in-progress happening in one of America’s poorest zip codes. San Antonio Independent School District — by setting out to understand student poverty in unheard-of ways, opening specialized schools that have attracted affluent families from outside its borders for the first time, and creating a data-driven enrollment system that saves seats in those schools for its neediest students — is raising outcomes and expectations for all the students who live in the 78207.

 

"Yesterday, we brought you Beth Hawkins' deeply reported profile on the vision and accomplishments of San Antonio ISD’s superintendent, Pedro Martinez.

"Today, we bring you the architect of it all — Mohammed Choudhury, the district's chief innovation officer, hired by Martinez to get a better grasp on the district's poverty data and to develop enrollment algorithms that would ensure more integrated classrooms and a more equitable allotment of seats.

Choudhury’s grandfather opened a school in the family’s village in 1953, a time when only children of the wealthy were educated. It might be on a different continent and a lifetime later, but Choudhury sees himself as fulfilling his family’s legacy in San Antonio, creating schools where education can serve as a means to self-determination. “I am a proud product of an urban school district,” he says. “My family is that story of the American dream.”


"The American dream is not what comes to mind when touring the 78207, San Antonio’s poorest zip code. This is a place where that dream derailed, where struggling Latinos were redlined into an isolated urban core. But the story of the 78207 is about more than deprivation; it’s about tight-knit families, remarkable success stories, a vibrant local arts scene, and a cadre of school and community leaders changing the conversation about what is possible for San Antonio ISD students.

"Also new to our homepage today is the latest 74 documentary “A school breakthrough in Texas — built around income, choice, and community," produced by Heather Martino and directed and edited by James Fields. The short film captures the hardships and the challenges facing the 78207 and the larger San Antonio ISD, while focusing on dedicated educators and the innovations they are putting into place around income integration and diverse-by-design schools that could rewrite that story:

“When you live in poverty,” Martinez says, “the biggest challenge we have is, how do you instill hope?”

"Here are today's new additions to our San Antonio, 78207 series:

The Architect — How One Texas Innovation Officer Is Rethinking School Integration: Read Beth Hawkins’s compelling profile of Mohammed Choudhury, San Antonio’s ISD’s chief innovation officer, and his plan to build a school integration system that will outlive him.
  One-on-One — How a Texas Innovation Officer Is Designing His Schools to Ensure Integration: San Antonio Schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez was able to lure Mohammed Choudhury away from the Dallas public schools on one condition: If he got me, Choudhury recalls, he was going to get diversity by design. Watch our interview right here.
  T74 Documentary — A School Integration Breakthrough in Texas, Built Around Income, Choice & Community: Here is the story of how San Antonio ISD school leaders are transforming their district through income integration, diverse-by-design schools of choice, and “redefining excellence."
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Use photos in math to connect math to real world examples by @alicekeeler

Use photos in math to connect math to real world examples by @alicekeeler | On education | Scoop.it
Math is all around us. When you see math "in the wild" take a picture of it! Easily create a Google Slides on the go and add the photo.

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