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Online Plagiarism Checker by PlagiarismDetect - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Online Plagiarism Checker by PlagiarismDetect - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
PlagiarismDetect is an online plagiarism checker, for texts written in English and Spanish. It's fast, high-quality and operates on the updated search algorithm.
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Students are grateful for these tools to help them recognize appropriate citations in research and teachers appreciate the capability to refer to current internet content. It's a win-win. Check it out.

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What is an open badging system and how to implement it

ContentWhat are Open-BadgesUnderstanding Open Badges SystemHow to Implement an Open Badge SystemBackpack OptionsImplementation TeamOut of the box solution369121

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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So much potential in this process and more and more schools, industries, etc. are getting on the bandwagon to make sure credit is given and transportable. Make sure the right people see this, the ones who can listen thoughtfully and act on it. Share!

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flea palmer's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:59 AM

Useful post as badges are something we are considering using for some of the courses we run.

terrymc's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:12 AM

I think there is value in a system that captures skills development evidence on a lifelong basis that many providers could work with. Just because the term 'Badges' is used should not allow it to be trivialised. It could fill a valuable gap that enables employers to find graduates who can meet their immediate and long-term needs. I am following this to see how it works out in practice.

 

Dr. David Gentile's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:40 AM

How might education change if Open-Badges become as valuable as a College or University Degree? What about High School? the future of education is moving towards greater individualization while the "Education Systems" move to greater standardization and making the experience the same for all learners. Doesn't this create a conflict?

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Lucidpress Launches Web-Based Design And Publishing App For Print And Online | TechCrunch

Lucidpress Launches Web-Based Design And Publishing App For Print And Online | TechCrunch | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Lucid Software, the company behind the popular Lucidchart online flow chart and diagramming service, announced a new product in its lineup today.
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LucidPress bears looking at for an innovative approach to creating content for both online and in print. Share!

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4 Educational Social Networks You're Not Yet Using - Edudemic

4 Educational Social Networks You're Not Yet Using - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
What's the best educational social network? Simply put: it's the one you use. Therefore, you should know about and try these new sites.
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Edudemic hits the nail on the head yet again with these 4 social networks. Have accounts on 3 of the 4 and am excited about the possibilities, especially on TeachAde. Take a few minutes to see for yourself. You won't regret it!

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.
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We can't be with children every Internet moment and so teaching them how to make positive and strong decisions is critical. Read on!

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I'm Delighted to be a Scoop.it Specialist!

Scoop .it Specialist #curatethecurators. Http://scoop.it/u/wiredinstructor
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Via Dennis T OConnor
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Dennis O'Connor has been paving the way in content curation for educators, myself included. Thanks!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 3, 2013 11:47 AM

For several months I've been working with Scoop.it and a great group of Curators to offer feedback and suggestions on the new Scoop.it release.  I'm delighted with the result and honored to be part of the Scoop.it Specialists team.  


(Special thanks to Ally Greer for the t-Shirt!) 

Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 3, 2013 1:18 PM
I love this picture: thanks for sharing Dennis!
Lynne Kemmer's comment, October 15, 2013 1:37 PM
We are, too!!
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Where to Work in Education

Where to Work in Education | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
There are many jobs to choose from within education, and a deep need for excellent people. This guide to the (not always simple) landscape of education careers should help you navigate the field and find the place where you fit best.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Check it out, all!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:36 PM

I was born to teach. That's just what I did for 25 years in public school classrooms. When the flame flickered and I felt the burnout I switched to online teaching, research, and a dash of entreprenuership.  I'm an educator for ever. This article will help those of you looking for your place in the picture. 

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10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping (RT @TeachThought: 10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping http://t.co/SEHOoVb8nO #teaching #edchat)...
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Educators need to constantly adopt new ideas for grouping students so young children achieve their potential.

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The 6 Best Books on Writing

The 6 Best Books on Writing | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
When you're low on inspiration, confused, or just procrastinating, writers' guides can be your salvation. Here are six books on writing we turn to again and again (and a few of them are on sale through 9/30!

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Natalie Goldberg has a series of books, all of which are foundational and supportive and easily read. Check out this list - the reading (and writing) is good. Share!

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

Via Karen Bonanno, Dennis T OConnor
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Let's help our students not only do it better, but become the best researchers possible.

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:01 PM

Indeed, students do turn to Google first. Teacher Librarians however, need to be directing students to other suitable search engines for their research.

kathymcdonough's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:28 AM

Essential questions are explored.

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A nice blend of different levels for student engagement.

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Twiducate - Social Networking & Media For Schools :: Education 2.0

Twiducate - Social Networking & Media For Schools :: Education 2.0 | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
A social networking site for schools. Share links, resources, questions, ideas, reflections, etc. with your students. Best of all, it is free!
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New tools are promoted daily. It is an exciting time to teach. Check it out!

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The 27 Characteristics Of Highly Effective Teachers - Edudemic

The 27 Characteristics Of Highly Effective Teachers - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Quite simply, there are some important characteristics of highly effective teachers that you should check out and brush up on during your vacation or even while still in the front of the class.
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I agree with Edudemic and Jeff Dunn that these are brief but powerful bits of wisdom from the blog, An Ethical Island. Pause for reflection - it is worth it. Share!

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Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift

Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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Grab onto this - this capability was only for premium subscribers but has now been opened to all. Imagine the teaching possibilities! Check it out and share!

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The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children - Edudemic

The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
This handy visual guide explores technology use by young children. How much and what do they use, and is it appropriate?
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I believe we overlook the long term effects of early tech use for our children. We think it is cute, progressive, shows a child's creativity and intelligence, but while I am all about the positives of tech, I also want to warn against the issues that can and will arise in the absence of parent connection. No tech can replace that.

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Animoby

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Animoby is a new way of doing presentations, tutorials and animations, with pictures, drawings and even audio. Show and explain with the speed and agility you want.
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The new approach to design, presentations, teaching - these websites and apps just keep rolling in with superior design and easy to use functions. Another one which you will like - Animoby!

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MeeGenius!

The #1 app for children's books. Featuring award winning authors and read along technology.
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Free is always good and MeeGenius is certainly no exception. Check it out - it has much to offer our young readers.

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The Museum of Online Museums: A Curated Catalogue of Fantastic Web Collections

The Museum of Online Museums: A Curated Catalogue of Fantastic Web Collections | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Do not miss this incredible resource.!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:25 AM

I love browsing museum collections online, and this site has links to some amazing ones I hadn't seen before.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 1:12 PM

The Museum of Online Museums is an online project showcasing a growing catalogue of the most interesting digital museums and online collections of all kinds. 

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 7, 2014 4:02 PM
Great post,thanks fr sharing!!!
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6 Amazing Places To Learn New Skills Online

6 Amazing Places To Learn New Skills Online | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
A list of the top places to learn new skills online: web design, list building, graphic design, photography, etc.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Excellent recommendations here for places to get free or low cost courses to enhance your online skills. Educators need to stay current and not rely on others to do the lifting. Time to look over these sites.

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, October 9, 2013 2:54 PM
Great tips.
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Online Teaching Conference 2014 - San Diego, June 20-21, 2014

Online Teaching Conference 2014 - San Diego, June 20-21, 2014 | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
The Online Teaching Conference 2013 will be held June 19, 20, & 21 at Long Beach City College, CA.
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Good reason to visit the West Coast! Check it put!
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic |...

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic |... | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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So much easier to look to others to assist teachers in teaching,

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Explanation of Blended Learning Infographic~ Ed...

Explanation of Blended Learning Infographic~ Ed... | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Below is an interesting infographic I have just received from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning following the posting of : 4 great graphics on Blended Learning.

Via David W. Deeds, Jan Zanetis
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Continuing my love affair with infographics. - this is a clear vision of the definition of blended learning.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:23 AM

The great infographics just keep on comin'.

Jan Zanetis's curator insight, September 21, 2013 1:05 PM

This infographic makes a lot of sense. Blended is often so blurry in WHAT it IS!

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


Via Nik Peachey, Iñaki Murua, juandoming, Minter Dial, Dennis T OConnor
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Writing teachers need to change. What has always worked no longer does the job and we underserve students if teachers don't change. This complete study and guide can help.

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom

50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
50 Ideas For Using Skype in Your Classroom
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Don't miss #42 to 50 which lists the tools connected to Skype which can make all the events and creative lessons work. As always, the word "free" for educators is always a plus. Enjoy and share!

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Jacqueline Lledo's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:23 AM

In the 21st century the classroom is progressing quickly.  Technology is very important and helpful in the classroom.  This article helps to give collaborate ideas on how Skype can be used in the classroom.  One awesome idea is to meet with other classrooms around the world on Skype.  This can also be a great resource when having PBL in the classroom.  Another tool Skype allows a classroom to use is having interviews with experts that they may not have the chance to do without Skype.  This again helps promote and support PBL. 

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100 Free Writing Prompts for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

100 Free Writing Prompts for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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Simple but useful - this app can help you out when students say: I don't know what to write about! Please try and share - let me know what you think!

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