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Phil Taylor

Private Rights, the Public Good and Social Media | technology4engagement - 2 views

  •  The Supreme Court “…ruled that teachers must adhere to a higher standard of conduct- both inside and outside the classroom- than people in other occupations.”
  • recommend is not treating social media as a private space
Phil Taylor

Teachers' Most Powerful Role? Adding Context | MindShift - 5 views

John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Haiku Deck to PowerPoint & PowerPoint to Haiku Deck - 3 views

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    "Haiku Deck is a fantastic tool for designing slideshow presentations. The best aspect of Haiku Deck is the built-in Creative Commons image search tool. That tool makes it easy to find high resolution images to match the message of each slide in your presentation. Over the last year I've had a handful of occasions on which used Haiku Deck to find images and design slides before dropping them into Keynote. On the same track, Haiku Deck recently published directions for exporting Haiku Deck to PowerPoint. That option is available in both the iPad and web app versions of Haiku Deck.
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John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: ArkGIS - Explore Maps of the Changing Arctic Landscape - 0 views

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    "ArkGIS is a customizable map developed by the World Wildlife Fund for the purpose of visualizing historical data about sea ice, marine life, and oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. To create custom visualizations of data layers on the ArkGIS map simply select a data category then select data layers to display. For example, I chose the "marine mammals" category then selected the "beluga whales" and "walrus" to view their distributions."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Registration-Free Drawing Tools for Students - 0 views

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    "Earlier today Shannon Miller Tweeted about a free drawing tool called Sketch Toy. Students do not have to register to use Sketch Toy and they can download all of their drawings to use in other projects. After trying Sketch Toy I decided to revisit some other drawing tools that do not require students to register in order to create and download drawings. "
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices - 5 views

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    "Earlier today I received an email from someone who had found this comparison chart of student response tools. He was interested in learning a bit more about each of them beyond what was in the chart so I put together this collection of information about popular student response tools. Each of these tools can be used on iPads, Android tablets, and in the web browser on your laptop or Chromebook."
John Evans

Ten clueless things people say to teachers - and comebacks teachers can throw right back - 6 views

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    "People say the craziest things to teachers about their profession. Like what? Like how easy their jobs are, and how anybody can do it.

    Here is a list of some of the common idiocies along with some useful comebacks, compiled and written by Cindy Long and originally published in NEA Today, a publication of the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers union."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Reading Bear Offers Fun Online Reading Lessons for Kids - 0 views

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    "Reading Bear is a free service that offers narrated lessons on recognizing and pronouncing letters and words. There are also some lessons on prefixes and suffixes. Students can control the pace of each lesson to match their needs."
John Evans

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a recent survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. "
John Evans

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "In part one of this series, I shared how I use freely available video in my reading and literacy methods course to help my preservice teachers understand close reading instruction at a level that could not be attained through reading and discussion alone. In part two, I shared my curated collection of videos for general Common Core info, as well as videos to teach the close reading, text complexity and informational texts standards. "
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