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Great Ways to Use Google Docs - Presented Visually ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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These days a good way to capture the attention of an audience is to present information visually. For this reason, I created a glog of popular ways to use Google Docs for Learning to share with the teachers at our middle school. Just look at the glog, find something that interests you, and click on a link to see snippets of samples implemented by our teachers.


Via Jacqui Sharp
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I love how Google Docs can be used! 
very easily used in the classrooms for group tasks. 
Lindsay Herron's curator insight, June 14, 2013 7:59 PM

Awesome ideas for using Google Docs, with links to tutorial videos, examples, and more.

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Great Ways to Use Google Docs - Presented Visually ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Great Ways to Use Google Docs - Presented Visually ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Teaching Today | Scoop.it

These days a good way to capture the attention of an audience is to present information visually. For this reason, I created a glog of popular ways to use Google Docs for Learning to share with the teachers at our middle school. Just look at the glog, find something that interests you, and click on a link to see snippets of samples implemented by our teachers.


Via Jacqui Sharp
Brandon Fouries insight:
I love how Google Docs can be used! 
very easily used in the classrooms for group tasks. 
Lindsay Herron's curator insight, June 14, 2013 7:59 PM

Awesome ideas for using Google Docs, with links to tutorial videos, examples, and more.

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18 TED Ed Video Lessons for Social Studies Teachers curated by Educators' Tech

18 TED Ed Video Lessons for Social Studies Teachers curated by Educators' Tech | Teaching Today | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Great tool for any classroom! Especially in my geography class. 
This is a tool i am very excited to use to help make the learning experience for my learners more interactive and try and get away from the old school boring power point style of teaching with slides like they are stuck in an information seminar! 
Learning should be fun!! The possibilities on how i can use it is endless; from introducing new lessons or tasks to rapid recall activities from previous lessons. It really is a great tool
MrsJohnnoTeach's curator insight, May 29, 2017 8:12 AM
Keeping for future use
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Kahoot it for warm ups and follow ups! - EdTech.TV

Kahoot it for warm ups and follow ups! - EdTech.TV | Teaching Today | Scoop.it
“ Use Kahoot to engage your students with classroom quizzes, polls, and conversation starters. Students will JUMP out of their seats when you launch it.”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Emma Pashley, Paul B., Briony McLean
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This is a very exciting tool to use :) just endless opportunities (:
Taylor Stewart's curator insight, June 5, 2017 12:41 AM
This artefact demonstrates how Kahoot can be used to engage students through its use of quizzes, polls and conversation starters. In my classroom I would use this at the beginning of the lesson to refresh information and engage students, and at the conclusion of the lesson to check for understanding in a fun and interactive way. 
Ms P's curator insight, June 20, 2017 9:28 AM
Loving the sound and looks of Kahoot. It's  a platform that allows teachers to create interactive quizzes and polls. It also allows students to create quizzes and share them with the class. It is versatile and engaging with music, pictures, interactive elements and bright colours.  
Kahoot doesn't just substitute for paper and pen quizzes. It transforms a learning space because it can make assessments interactive and fun. Students and teachers get instant feed-back on answers, and can compare how they are scoring up against the whole class. Teachers can also assess students according to the quizzes students create, which display their breadth and accuracy of knowledge.
In my learning sequence I am particularly interested by the concept of creating Kahoot polls. Students and teachers can create their own polls, and use these pools to make decisions during collaborative learning spaces in the classroom. Students learn about making fair decisions.
On a side note:  Creating polls, and acting on decisions made according to surveys of opinion show students the power behind collecting data. Students begin to see how real-life decisions are actually made based on surveys of human opinion, and learn the usefulness of data collection.  This is a good foundation to understanding the financial side of social media and it's emphasis on collecting and selling personal data. 


Kevin Reeks's comment, July 2, 2017 5:42 AM
I see you’ve found the joy that is Kahoot too! I explored this early in my prac placement when I wanted to add a little flair to my warm-up tasks. I had done a few short pen and paper quizzes with my class with varying levels of enthusiasm with some students not even participating without ongoing support / attention. However, when I asked everyone outside to bring their phones into the class with them, I had immediate attention and curiosity among the class. Kahoot made almost every aspect of the quick quiz task easier; from engagement and participation to checks for understanding and timekeeping.
From the success of this I moved away from simple warm-up quizzes (to check understanding / focus students) and moved into something you may want to consider also; actually introducing new topics with Kahoot. Still in the form of multiple choice questions, this idea saw the students answering questions they most likely didn't know the answers to but might infer the correct answer from prior knowledge and question deconstruction. As you could imagine when the answer graph came up after everyone answered there were some very interesting results which sparked some amazing conversations with the class. Using Kahoot in this manner gave my class the opportunity to explore complex concepts together and really worked to level the playing field, giving every student a chance to contribute. My favourite scenario come from using a question with multiple correct answers and hearing the students reasoning behind why their answer was more correct!
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The Miniature Earth . 2010 edition . Official version

What if the world's population were reduced to 100 people community? Visit www.miniature-earth.com

Via Nena Morgante
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This is a great way of getting students to understand information instead of just throwing huge numbers at them. Great hook for a lesson

Helen Anderson's comment, May 11, 2017 7:17 AM
I 'lost' my original scoop so I am going to re-scoop this one. Thanks for your original comment on it. How are ideas going for your mini unit?
Helen Anderson's curator insight, May 11, 2017 7:19 AM
Many students like to learn visually. This would be a great introduction into a lesson about population and demographics.
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Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city

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How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.

Via Tennille Kynaston
Brandon Fouries insight:
an interesting look into overcrowding and how we can increase population in the urban environment without overcrowding. 
Tennille Kynaston's curator insight, May 26, 2017 8:23 PM
An interesting ted talk looking at how to fit more people into the urban environment.  This is an great view as more and more people move toward living in the city.

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Kahoot it for warm ups and follow ups! - EdTech.TV

Kahoot it for warm ups and follow ups! - EdTech.TV | Teaching Today | Scoop.it
“ Use Kahoot to engage your students with classroom quizzes, polls, and conversation starters. Students will JUMP out of their seats when you launch it.”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Emma Pashley, Paul B., Briony McLean
Brandon Fouries insight:
Kahoot! What a great tool. 
The ability to use Kahoot to engage students with classroom quizzes, polls, and conversation starters is amazing. Student engagement will go through the roof as it is a fun and exciting way to start of lessons or even finish them with a recall quizz. Along with this it is a great way to just change the way of doing boring activities that students may find repetitive such as hands up or paper quizzes. Applies perfectly to SAMR  
Taylor Stewart's curator insight, June 5, 2017 12:41 AM
This artefact demonstrates how Kahoot can be used to engage students through its use of quizzes, polls and conversation starters. In my classroom I would use this at the beginning of the lesson to refresh information and engage students, and at the conclusion of the lesson to check for understanding in a fun and interactive way. 
Ms P's curator insight, June 20, 2017 9:28 AM
Loving the sound and looks of Kahoot. It's  a platform that allows teachers to create interactive quizzes and polls. It also allows students to create quizzes and share them with the class. It is versatile and engaging with music, pictures, interactive elements and bright colours.  
Kahoot doesn't just substitute for paper and pen quizzes. It transforms a learning space because it can make assessments interactive and fun. Students and teachers get instant feed-back on answers, and can compare how they are scoring up against the whole class. Teachers can also assess students according to the quizzes students create, which display their breadth and accuracy of knowledge.
In my learning sequence I am particularly interested by the concept of creating Kahoot polls. Students and teachers can create their own polls, and use these pools to make decisions during collaborative learning spaces in the classroom. Students learn about making fair decisions.
On a side note:  Creating polls, and acting on decisions made according to surveys of opinion show students the power behind collecting data. Students begin to see how real-life decisions are actually made based on surveys of human opinion, and learn the usefulness of data collection.  This is a good foundation to understanding the financial side of social media and it's emphasis on collecting and selling personal data. 


Kevin Reeks's comment, July 2, 2017 5:42 AM
I see you’ve found the joy that is Kahoot too! I explored this early in my prac placement when I wanted to add a little flair to my warm-up tasks. I had done a few short pen and paper quizzes with my class with varying levels of enthusiasm with some students not even participating without ongoing support / attention. However, when I asked everyone outside to bring their phones into the class with them, I had immediate attention and curiosity among the class. Kahoot made almost every aspect of the quick quiz task easier; from engagement and participation to checks for understanding and timekeeping.
From the success of this I moved away from simple warm-up quizzes (to check understanding / focus students) and moved into something you may want to consider also; actually introducing new topics with Kahoot. Still in the form of multiple choice questions, this idea saw the students answering questions they most likely didn't know the answers to but might infer the correct answer from prior knowledge and question deconstruction. As you could imagine when the answer graph came up after everyone answered there were some very interesting results which sparked some amazing conversations with the class. Using Kahoot in this manner gave my class the opportunity to explore complex concepts together and really worked to level the playing field, giving every student a chance to contribute. My favourite scenario come from using a question with multiple correct answers and hearing the students reasoning behind why their answer was more correct!
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Why geography matters for students now more than ever

Why geography matters for students now more than ever | Teaching Today | Scoop.it
Students need to know human geography; they need to understand the relationships that exist between cultures.
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Very interesting read! 
Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 5, 2017 12:13 PM

This is one more example of me preaching to the choir, but I hope that this will arm you with resources to use in discussions with administrators and colleagues in the fight against geographic ignorance.  This is a great article to put into my new tag of article that discuss why geography matters.   

 

Tagseducation, K12geography education, geography matters.

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Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015 | Teaching Today | Scoop.it

A great use of tools that can be used in the classroom setting to help engage students :)


Via Maree Whiteley, Lizette Labuschagne, Deanne Davies, Samantha Langshaw
Maree Whiteley's curator insight, July 11, 2015 8:31 AM

Tech tools for teachers...Start here via @edutechchick 

janebeck's curator insight, May 23, 2016 2:47 AM
There are quite a few good ideas I can see myself using in the classroom here. The storyboardThis looks useful for history and civics in the younger year groups
MrsJohnnoTeach's curator insight, May 28, 2017 7:33 AM
Keeping for future reference