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Osmo

Play on iPad with Real People and Real Objects. Osmo promotes social intelligence and creative thinking in kids. Order Osmo and shape the future of play.
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15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever

15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Can you guess which book was banned for depicting women in strong leadership roles? Hint: it's a children's book.

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'Value Added' Measures at Secondary Level Questioned

'Value Added' Measures at Secondary Level Questioned | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Researchers found value-added estimates of teachers' impact on student scores can be biased if academic tracking isn’t considered.

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Reading for Pleasure ‘Significantly’ Increases Kids’ School Performance - GalleyCat

Reading for Pleasure ‘Significantly’ Increases Kids’ School Performance - GalleyCat | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Reading for Pleasure ‘Significantly’ Increases Kids’ School Performance

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books

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Free Plagiarism Poster!

Free Plagiarism Poster! | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
I know this is a little simplistic, but I thought this flowchart from the fine folks at EasyBib was a fantastic way to drive home to students that more often than not they need to cite their source...
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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it

May 5, 2014
Creative Commons has recently rolled out its new 4.0 licenses and made it available for adoption worldwide. This is a fruit of two years of hard work to overcome some of the weaknesses that marked the 2011 version CC licenses .Some of the features and improvements included in 4.0 licences which make them easily shared and re-used include : improved readability and organization and common-sense attribution.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:12 PM

Creative Commons nuances copyright to make open educational resources a true avenue for distributing your intellectual and creative insights.  Bread upon the waters! 

Sieg Holle's curator insight, May 16, 2014 12:40 PM

useful info on sharing info

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Managing Stress - Brainsmart - BBC - YouTube

Brainsmart website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/brainsmart/ Stress is all too natural. But here are some tips for keeping it under control.
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9 Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it

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Kenneth Peterson's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:20 PM

Great tips on having more productive and focused searches

Alison Jeffery's curator insight, February 22, 2014 9:40 PM

Potentially a useful resource for EE students?

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Managing Stress - Brainsmart - BBC - YouTube

Brainsmart website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/brainsmart/ Stress is all too natural. But here are some tips for keeping it under control.
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Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews - The Digital Shift

Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews - The Digital Shift | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
There's nothing like a book recommendation from a friend. Encourage students to share their opinions by creating a student-driven book review site. Richard Byrne shows you how in the accompanying screencasts.

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A Man Has Revolutionized Sanitary Pads For Women In India 'By Thinking Like A Woman'

A Man Has Revolutionized Sanitary Pads For Women In India 'By Thinking Like A Woman' | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
"I read somewhere their periods attract bears." — Brick Tamland
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This school drop out saw his wife suffering and decided to do something about it. He was ostracized by his community, his wife and mother left him and still he carried on. This man has revolutionized women's health and more people should know about it. 

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Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
All of us have had major classroom disruptions that try our patience and push our limits. These incidents can threaten our sense of control and generate fear of looking weak to other students.
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School replaces all of its desks with exercise bikes

School replaces all of its desks with exercise bikes | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
A primary school in the US has replaced all of its desks with exercise bikes so its students can ride while they read. Not only has it solved the health problem of sitting down all day, it's actually having a significant effect on how they learn....
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Ten tips to make bedtime reading fun

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Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon says there's nothing better than reading to your child – so fetch a book and snuggle down

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Susan Merrick's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:37 PM

Though this article does not directly relate to books for middle and high school students it is where all excited readers start...being read to at bedtime!

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Reading a Novel Changes the Brain, Study Shows

Reading a Novel Changes the Brain, Study Shows | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Reading a novel appears to produce quantifiable changes in brain activity, according to an Emory University study published this month in the journal Brain Connectivity.

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Hanya Lamp's curator insight, December 27, 2013 10:51 PM

Interesting in light of U.S. Common Core adoption, which mandates more use of informational texts (up to 50% of the time in elementary school). Informational texts do not have a strong narrative line, and won't be producing the changes observed in this study.

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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think
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How important is differentiation in language teaching? - The Guardian (blog)

How important is differentiation in language teaching? - The Guardian (blog) | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
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How important is differentiation in language teaching?
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TED Talk: Blended Learning and the Value of the Teacher

TED Talk: Blended Learning and the Value of the Teacher | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Speaking at TEDx, Monique Markoff shares her experiences at a blended learning school in San Jose, integrating technology into the middle school curriculum.

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WEAC's curator insight, May 15, 2014 3:32 PM

Monique Markoff says: "Some would say in this model the teachers matter less since computers are taking over some of the instruction. But I actually think teachers matter more in this model. They are now the orchestrators of these complex learning paths, picking which program should go for which student. They have to now target all the skills that the computer can’t do.  How to motivate that child. How to connect what they’re doing to their home life."

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, May 17, 2014 7:53 PM

You've heard of Blended Learning strategies by now along with all the other technology driven methods available. What this particle TED talk focuses on is building a model that encourages student led learning using technology, while the teacher serves as the motivator, and your guide for exploring the student's learning potential. The most important aspect however when trying to implement a Blended learning model,  is being flexible in its delivery and outcomes.  As there are many ways to  build your platform, just keep your students at the forefront of your decision making in order to Meet Them Where They Are. 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:42 AM
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Why Global Warming Will Cross a Dangerous Threshold in 2036

Why Global Warming Will Cross a Dangerous Threshold in 2036 | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Emitting carbon dioxide at current rates will soon push Earth’s temperature up by 2 degrees Celsius. Here’s how to make the calculation yourself

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Fact or Fiction?: The 5-Second Rule for Dropped Food

Fact or Fiction?: The 5-Second Rule for Dropped Food | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
There may be some actual science behind this popular deadline for retrieving grounded goodies

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College Stress Relief E-Book

Download this free College Stress Relief E-book and learn how to free yourself from popular myths and misconceptions about stress. A useful book for students 16+.

 

 

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College Board SAT Partnership | Khan Academy - FREE SAT RESOURCES

College Board SAT Partnership | Khan Academy - FREE SAT RESOURCES | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Khan Academy is partnering with the College Board, creators of the SAT, to develop free, world-class test prep for the redesigned SAT.
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Exciting news: Khan Academy are partnering with the College Board so that all students who want to go to college can prepare for the SAT at their own pace, at no cost. The College Board just announced that they’re redesigning the SAT for 2016, and Khan are partnering with them to make free, world-class prep materials. Check it out!

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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic | News and Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world.
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