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Peter Beens

Using Google Docs with Students (Adobe Connect Training Session) - 131 views

    The accompanying presentation can be found at
Judy Arzt

Social Bookmarking with students: Quality not quantity! | The Edublogger - 13 views

    New Blog post: Social Bookmarking with students: Quality not quantity!
Kate Pok

Pinning Tip: A Simpler, Friendlier Pin Form - Oh, How Pinteresting! - 68 views

  • You can add meta data by typing right into the pin form. Before, you could add price by typing $, but now you can tag a person who might enjoy seeing the pin or add #hashtags just like Twitter.

    @Mentions - Have you ever been pinning and wanted to send that pin to a friend you know would love it? With the new pin form, you can type @ and notify a friend about a pin. This is perfect for quickly sending that perfect product, recipe, or piece of art to someone you know.

    #Tags - Tags are useful, but we thought clicking into a new tag field was just too much work. With the new form, add #tags just like Twitter. Two word tags should be written like this: #two_words. 

    $Price - Price is useful and now we’re happy to support Dollars, Pounds and Euros. Type $, €, or £ and Pinterest will add that data to your pin

    Could be useful for students since there's tagging support

Social Bookmarking in Education with Diigo - 5 views

  • ability to highlight text and pictures in a variety of colors, or add sticky notes to a bookmarked page
    • elliemellie
      I can point out what I think is important
  • It is a great way to focus attention on a large article.
  • take screenshots
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  • archive the page so that if the content changes, or is removed, you will always have the original page that you bookmarked
  • tagged for easy searching, organized into lists, or presented as a slideshow
  • private
  • public
  • bulk create student accounts, with or without the use of student email addresses
  • limit communication to that of classmates and teachers only
  • automatically set up as a group, so all saved bookmarks can instantly be shared with peers.
  • share annotated bookmarks with a class to research a given topic.
  • share a useful website with the class
Michele Brown

Fluid Environments for Teaching, Learning, and Technology - 2 views

  • Help students shift from being passive receivers to active readers, evaluators, thinkers, and innovators. Explore the potential of emerging cross-genre, multi-platform, transmedia resources as tools for
    Using multiple modes of communication to experience and convey a complex, interactive message.  Information flows smoothly from one media to the next.
K Couch

Hands-On Activities :: Science Mania :: Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach - 3 views

    Hands on activities for weather from Vanderbilt
Roland O'Daniel

Dumbing Down : Stager-to-Go - 3 views

    Coincidentally, I wondered in 1996 why we were investing so heavenly in ensuring that we create a generation of fifth graders with terrific secretarial skills?
Steven Engravalle

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education | Edudemic - 33 views

    50+ great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student, with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive
tom campbell

More than just Earth Day: Celebrating Earth Month at School! | EDN Educators' Network - 2 views

    Lots of good ideas about Earth Day (month) and becoming a green school!
Has Slone

Always Write: Cobett's "7 Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson" Resources - 10 views

    • Has Slone
      This is a neat way to start a writing class with the creating plot ideas....
  • One of the goals I ask teachers to set after my training is to find new ways to push students to analyze and evaluate as they learn to write.
  • As part of my teacher workshop on the writing process, we investigate multiple uses of student samples. One of my favorite techniques involves having student compare and contrast finished pieces of writing. During both pre-writing and and revision, this push for deeper student thinking both educates and inspires your students.
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  • The handout has student writers analyze two fifth graders' published writing with a compare and contrast Venn diagram.
  • Revision is hard, and most teachers recognize it as an area of deficiency; the truth is, a lot of really great writing teachers I know still freely admit that revision is where they struggle the most.
  • revision shouldn't be the first of the seven elements to work on
  • When students like what they've written in rough draft form, they're ready to move to revision. My other six elements aim at helping students increase their pre-writing time so they both like and see more potential in their rough drafts
  • I believe in the power of collaboration and study teams,
  • Professional development research clearly cites the study team model as the most effective way to have learners not only understand new ideas but also implement them enough times so they become regular tools in a teacher's classroom.
  • Below, find three examples created by study teams during past workshops. I use them as models/exemplars when I set the study teams off to work.
  • My students learn to appreciate the act of writing, and they see it as a valuable life-skill.
  • In a perfect world, following my workshop,
  • follow-up tools.
  • I also use variations of these Post-its during my Critical Thinking Using the Writing Traits Workshop.
  • By far, the best success I've ever had while teaching revision was the one I experienced with the revision Post-its I created for my students
  • During my teacher workshop on the writing process, we practice with tools like the Revision Sprint (at right), which I designed to push students to use analysis and evaluation skills as they looked at their own drafts
  • I used to throw my kids into writing response groups way too fast. They weren't ready to provide critical thought for one another
  • The most important trick learned was this: be a writer too. During my first five years of teaching, I had assigned a lot of writing but never once had I written something I intended to show my students.
  • I have the following interactive plot element generator (which can be replicated with three coffee cans and index cards) to help my students feel in control of their options:
  • If you want to hear my take on graphic organizers in detail, you're going to have to hire me to come to present to you. If you can't do that, then I'll throw you a challenge that was thrown once at me, and completing the challenge helped me become a smarter designer of graphic organizers. The challenge came in two parts: 1) learn how to use tables and text boxes in Microsoft Word; 2) for practice, design a graphic organizer that would help students be successfully with the following trait-based skills:
  • "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, etc," which is an interesting structure that students can borrow from to write about other topics, be they fiction or non-fiction.
  • Asking students to create daily journals from the perspective of other animals or even inanimate objects is a great way to borrow this book's idea.
  • it challenges students to analyze the author's word choice & voice skills: specifically his use of verbs, subtle alliteration, and dialogue.
  • Mentor Text Resource Page here at my website, because this topic has become such a big piece of learning to me. It deserved its own webpage.
  • Here are seven skills I can easily list for the organization trait. Organization is: 1) using a strong lead or hook, 2) using a variety of transition words correctly, 3) paragraphing correctly, 4) pacing the writing, 5) sequencing events/ideas logically, 6) concluding the writing in a satisfying way, 7) titling the writing interestingly and so that the title stands for the whole idea. Over the years, I have developed or found and adapted mini-lessons that have students practice these skills during my "Organization Month."
  • Now, let's talk differentiation:
  • The problem with focusing students on a product--instead of the writing process--is that the majority of the instructional time is spent teaching students to adhere to a formula.
  • the goal of writing instruction absolutely should be the helping students practice the three Bloom's levels above apply: analyze, evaluate, and create.
  • Click here to access the PowerPoint I use during the goal-setting portion of my workshop.
  • Improving one's ability to teach writing to all students is a long-term professional development goal; sticking with it requires diligence, and it requires having a more specific goal than "I want to improve writing
  • "Trying to get better at all seven elements at once doesn't work;
  • strive to make my workshops more about "make and take,
  • Robert Marzano's research convinced me years ago of the importance of having learners set personal goals as they learn to take responsibility for their own learning.
Trevor Cunningham

13 Ways To Use iMovie In The Classroom « - 252 views

    instructional uses for iMovie
    imovie for teachers
Martin Burrett

Three Ring - 108 views

    Use your smart phone to digitise your student's work and make an online assessment record. Use images, files or Videos from YouTube. Add comments and much more. You can also upload images of work through the website. Why not get your class to upload their own? Really excited about this!
Martin Burrett

NASA App - 47 views

    Download the NASA app for Android, iPhone and iPad and view some of the best space resources out there. See an astro picture of the day and archive and browse a huge amount of information on a range of space topics.
Martin Burrett

Gonnasphere - 54 views

    Are you coping with your 'to do' list? How about following other people's lists? This site allows users to share and follow to do lists to better collaborate and organise together.
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