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John Evans

Sharing More Than 140 Characters on Twitter - The New York Times - 0 views

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    "Q. How do you take screen shots of articles and then post them on Twitter, with sections highlighted and the URL of the article included?

    A. Annotating screen shots of text passages - and then posting the image and a link to the article on Twitter - is an effective way to make a point with the selected text. It also lets you get around the service's 140-character limit. You can mark up the screen shot's text in a few different ways on a mobile device or computer."
John Evans

Cardboard Technique Inventory - 0 views

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    Visual cues to working with various types of cardboard.
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Free Speech-to-Text Tools - 0 views

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    "This morning on Practical Ed Tech Live I answered a request for a free speech-to-text tool. There were two that I suggested. One was Dictation.io and the other was Dictanote."
John Evans

A NEW Fun and Easy Way to Create Videos in the Classroom! - Kleinspiration - 0 views

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    "I've spent a good part of my time in the classroom before Spring Break making videos with my students using MySimpleShow, a new way to creatively craft content into brief, engaging videos.

    I must admit… now that I'm on Spring Break, much of my time has still been devoted to putting together videos sharing parts of our vacation and watching my own children's videos.  Once you start, you'll see how quick and easy it is to do.  Oh… I almost forgot one of the best parts.  Not only is MySimpleShow easy to use, it's free too!"
John Evans

The Student-Centered Math Class | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Close your eyes and picture the most recent math class you taught. Who is doing the math? Who is doing the talking? Who is doing the thinking? Three years ago, my answer would have been "me"-the teacher. My students were doing math, but I was probably telling them how to think and what to do most of the time.

    My big aha moment was being introduced to the research of Peter Liljedahl, a professor at Simon Fraser University. Liljedahl proposes three strategies that you can implement in order to create what he calls the thinking classroom: Start with good problems, use visibly random groups, and work regularly on vertical nonpermanent surfaces. I started using these three strategies in my math classes, and they have been an absolute game-changer. I can confidently say that my students now do most of the thinking and talking in my classroom."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: GE Teach Tour Builder - Create Google Earth Tours for the... - 1 views

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    "GE Teach Tour is a free tool that you and your students can use to create tours to play in the new web version of Google Earth. To get started head to geteach.com/tour/ then enter a title for your tour. The next step is to give your first placemark a title and to enter a description of the location you're featuring with that placemark. To place your placemarks in your tour you can either manually enter latitude and longitude coordinates or you can click on the map to insert your placemarks. Finally, to add images to your placemarks you will have to link to publicly available images that are in your Google Drive account or on another image hosting service like Flickr (by the way, linking to images found on sites that prevent hotlinking won't work)."
John Evans

6 Great Apps for Teaching Kids About Important Health Topics | Emerging Education Techn... - 2 views

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    "Health education is one of the most important parts of schooling, but current techniques and curriculum tend to be a bit outdated - old books and even older information is being reiterated over and over, teaching the next generation dated science about how the body works.

    Even when the info was current, these old teaching methods go in one ear and out the other for many in this generation - they're immersed in technology from a very young age, often before they're old enough to speak or walk. Health apps are the best high-tech way to teach kids about their bodies and how to keep them in shape. What are the best health apps for teaching K-12 students about health?"
John Evans

6 Best Financial Literacy Smartphone Apps for Students | Emerging Education Technologies - 1 views

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    "Today children of all ages have access smartphones or tablets, and this reality makes mobile apps one of the best avenues for teaching kids and young adults important concepts about financial literacy. These apps can help students to quickly understand money, and the consequences of their financial decisions."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Math Tutorial YouTube Channels Not Named Khan Academy - 2 views

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    "One of the most popular posts of all time on this blog featured math tutorial YouTube channels for high school and college students. That post was originally created as a response to an email from a reader who was seeking suggestions for math videos that were not on Khan Academy. This evening I took some time to update my list of math tutorial channels on YouTube that are not Khan Academy. Here's the new list."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Kitchen Science - Let's Make Butter - 0 views

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    "SciShow Kids recently released a new video titled Let's Make Butter. The video provides directions for making butter in your kitchen then goes on to explain the science of what happens in the process of making butter."
John Evans

NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Phot... - 0 views

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    "No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It's 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like."
John Evans

How the food you eat affects your gut - TED Ed | The Kid Should See This - 1 views

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    "The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can't digest, produce important nutrients, regulate the immune system, and protect against harmful germs. And while we can't control all the factors that go into maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, we can manipulate the balance of our microbes by paying attention to what we eat.

    Learn how the food you eat affects your gut with this TED Ed by gastroenterologist Dr. Shilpa Ravella."
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30 Educational Web Tools for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Lea... - 3 views

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    "Librarians do an amazing job at school. They are entrusted with various educational tasks. These include, according to Queen University library, help students with information-related activities, assist students in developing information literacy skills that allows them to navigate and search the web effectively, collaborate with teachers in creating challenging project-based activities, run different literacy clubs, build library collections and many more. In today's post we are sharing with you this handy visual we published last year featuring a number of interesting web tools to help teacher librarians in their work."
John Evans

The New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mo... - 3 views

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    "Google has just released a brand new version of Google Earth for both Chrome and Android.  This new version has come with a bunch of interesting features you can use for educational purposes with your students in class.  Here is a quick overview of each of these features:"
John Evans

'The Last Goodbye' is the VR Holocaust memorial we need today - 1 views

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    "You've read about the Holocaust in books and seen it portrayed in films. But it's another experience entirely to walk through the site of a concentration camp in virtual reality, led by a survivor who lost his entire family there. The Last Goodbye, which debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, follows Pinchas Gutter as he makes his final pilgrimage to Majdanek, a former Nazi Germany extermination camp in occupied Poland. It's a trip he's made many times, but this one has a specific purpose: to capture his account of the Holocaust so we never forget that it actually happened.
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John Evans

How to Sort Files by Date on Mac - 1 views

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    "Many Mac users sort their files by name and type, but one of the most useful ways to sort files is by date. The Mac Finder allows for various different date based sorting options for files, documents, applications, and folders, and they're all typically best utilized in the Finder List view."
John Evans

Google Computer Science Education - 1 views

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    "Computers are everywhere in our world today and being an educated citizen requires an understanding of the fundamentals of computer science and its underlying problem-solving methodology of computational thinking. Not every child should become a computer scientist, but all children should have the opportunity to explore and create with computing.

    Google has developed programs, tools and resources that advance computer science education and provide opportunities for exploration and learning in school, in informal settings and at home."
John Evans

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation | Cult of Pedagogy - 2 views

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    "Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades. We learned about it in college. We hear about it in PD. We're even evaluated on whether we're cultivating it in our classrooms: Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching, a widely used instrument to measure teacher effectiveness, describes a distinguished teacher as one whose "lesson activities require high-level student thinking" (Domain 3, Component 3c).

    All that aside, most teachers would say they want their students to be thinking on higher levels, that if our teaching kept students at the lowest level of Bloom's Taxonomy-simply recalling information-we wouldn't be doing a very good job as teachers.

    And yet, when it's time to plan the learning experiences that would have our students operating on higher levels, some of us come up short. We may not have a huge arsenal of ready-to-use, high-level tasks to give our students. Instead, we often default to having students identify and define terms, label things, or answer basic recall questions. It's what we know. And we have so much content to cover, many of us might feel that there really isn't time for the higher-level stuff anyway.

    If this sounds anything like you, I have a suggestion: Try a curation assignment."
John Evans

MakeyMakey + Scratch + Makeblock + Carboard + Recycled Stuff - YouTube - 4 views

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    Awesome project involving Makey Makey and Scratch
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