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With so many institutions raging in the country, EducationInsta makes your experience h... - 0 views

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    Featuring the Best Colleges for Engineering in India, Best Colleges for commerce in India, Best colleges for Law
galimin

Create Videos in Minutes with Mysimpleshow - 4 views

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    Videos are becoming such important tools for teachers, but one thing that stops many of us from using videos is making them: With all the other things we have to do, there's very little time to find the right video creation tool, learn how to use it, then actually create the videos.
Nigel Coutts

Constructing a positive classroom culture - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    How might we shape that culture and how will we understand the many forces at work? Understanding the culture of class or perhaps even a school is an important element of our teaching but realising the complexity of this task must come first.
Nigel Coutts

Suggested Readings to Inspire Teaching - 0 views

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    With the end of the year approaching and holidays looming for some now is the ideal time to share some suggestions for books and papers to read. A great book can provide the inspiration required to begin the new year positively and this list includes some of my favourites from 2015.
DeZyre Academy

10 Ways the Big Data Wave Is Changing Your Job - 0 views

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    The headlines suggest data scientists now have the coolest jobs and career paths. But how did we arrive at this point? Here are the factors and the ways your job is set to change -- even more.
bonlender

Behind Toledo's Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • loss of drinking water for a half-million residents
  • the government has few legal options to impose limits
  • Summertime bans on swimming and other recreational activities are so routine that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency maintains a website on harmful algae bloom.
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  • Lake Erie was mocked as dead in the 1960s, then revived by clean-water rules — it has sunk into crisis again as urbanization and industrial agriculture have spawned new and potent sources of phosphorus runoff.
  • toxin, called microcystin, causes diarrhea, vomiting and liver-function problems, and readily kills dogs and other small animals that drink contaminated water.
  • the algae wreak tens of billions of dollars of damage on commercial fishing and on the recreational and vacation trades.
  • Flooded by tides of phosphorus washed from fertilized farms, cattle feedlots and leaky septic systems, the most intensely developed of the Great Lakes is increasingly being choked each summer by thick mats of algae, much of it poisonous.
  • Addressing so-called nonpoint pollution is mostly left to the states, and in many cases, the states have chosen not to act.
  • Some of the $1.6 billion that Congress has allotted for a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has gone to create wetlands and teach farmers ways to reduce fertilizer use and runoff.
  • no mention of enforceable limits on pollution.
  • The legislature this year passed a law requiring farmers and other major fertilizer users to apply for licenses and undergo certification, but limits control of pollution to voluntary measures.
  • so-called confined animal feeding operations, the industrial-size feedlots that produce manure en masse
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    Environmental Issues - Module 3 Moodle Discussion
Nigel Coutts

The Slow Regard of Silent Things - 1 views

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    You might not want to buy this book.' These are not my words but the first line of the authors foreword, a warning that this book by Patrick Rothfuss is not for everyone but it is for anyone who loves words and quality literature.
brandybreuckman

eduTecher.net-explore. share. contribute - 0 views

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    A resource where you can explore web 2.0 tools and other resources. Educators contribute and share their favorite Web 2.0 tools. See tutorials for each tools before you download.
Nigel Coutts

Interactions that Encourage Thinking - 4 views

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    Reflecting on the role we play in encouraging our students to think and how Sugata Mitra's 'role of the grandmother' relates to this.
evelynmartens

Stanton Cole -- Blogmeister - 1 views

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    I forgot to say that the reason I like this is I happen to be in the middle of a comparison/contrast essay unit with developing college writers, so this offered some good insight.
theresa savich

SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community | Education Technology - 3 views

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    Blended learning solutions with classroom technology from SimpleK12. Teacher development and webinars, including Google & iPad apps for kids education.
John Porterfield

Text to Speech, Literacy Software | Kurzweil Educational Systems - 2 views

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    Text to speech reader software for Dyslexia, English Language Learners, Blind and Vision Impaired. Reading, writing, test taking accommodations.
Sandy Madelung

Self paced learning - 8 views

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    MOOCs
camant

Edmodo | Where Learning Happens | Sign up, Sign In - 4 views

    • Kait Sanford
       
      Edmoto is a great way to introduce students to online communities. It models Facebook, which could be dangerous if teachers are trying to create learning community and not just a social community. However, it is a great stepping stone into what online courses involve.
    • Rebecca Brink
       
      I agree that it models Facebook quite closely. I saw this as a perk in the light that it was easy for them to grasp how to use.
  • Where learning happens.
  • safely connecting in online classrooms, collaborating on assignments
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  • collaborating on assignments, discovering new resources
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    Edmodo helps your students keep organized with homework, lesson notes, calendars, and teacher help. 
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    "Edmodo helps connect all learners with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential."
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    I tried using this as a Learning Management System (LMS) a few years ago.  I was introduced to it through a Science Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Institute I attended.  I found it to be beneficial in aiding students with personal responsibility, by having information available at all times to access.  I moved away from using it when Google Documents became a feature for all of our students.  It was much easier to share that way.  We know use Haiku Learning that has many similar features but allows for Google Drive being linked.
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    This is great for having class discussions that you want to be private, so that you as the teacher can facilitate the conversation.
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    online outlet for student collaboration
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    Students can take quizzes, share ideas, work on assignments and discover new resources.
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    I would use this community tool for cooperative learning activities. The value of other perspectives from different backgrounds is paramount as students collaborate on a given topic.
Debi Griggs

Five Reasons Getting Students to Talk is Worth the Effort | Faculty Focus - 2 views

  • When you try to explain something to somebody else, you end up understanding it better yourself.
  • It’s safer to ask questions of a peer
  • practice using the language of the discipline
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  • master the language
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    Discussing content as a learning tool.
theresa savich

Learn It In 5 - Home - 9 views

  • What is Web 2.0? Learn it in 5 minutes or less   At Learn it in 5, you'll learn what is Web 2.0, and strategies for using Web 2.0 technology in the digital classroom - all in 5 minutes or less. Learn it in 5 is a powerful library of how-to videos, produced by technology teachers, for the purpose of helping teachers and students create classroom strategies for today's 21st century's digital classroom. These step-by-step how-to videos walk teachers through Web 2.0 technology, demonstrating how to use Web 2.0 applications like blogs, social networks, podcasts, interactive videos, wikis, slide sharing and much more.
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    Video site dedicated to short instructional tutorials for the technology classroom.  
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    How-To videos that help you learn what is Web 2.0, and strategies for using Web 2.0 technology in the digital classroom - all in 5 minutes or less
Tania Messina

eLearning & Collaboration Solutions :: Elluminate - 3 views

  • THREE for FREE web conferencing. No cost. No catch. No kidding.
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    This site allows you to create a virtual classroom. At our online school, we are provided with a virtual classrom through Elluminate. They do also offer a 3 for free which means you canhave your own room and have up to 3 people in at a time. This would be great for online tutoring sessions. You can upload PowerPoints to the whiteboard to help students understand a topic.
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    Elluminate is an online collaboration system that allows a live synchronous classroom session, chat, voice, interactive whiteboard, surveys, and quizzes. Teachers can sign up for a free online meeting room for up to three participants (a participant is a connection to another classroom).
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    I've heard this mentioned more than once in this course. Thanks for allowing me to bookmark it to my library!
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    This is a great resource for online courses. You can have conversations with one, a few, or all of your students. Great for office hours. Thanks for the bookmark!
carolyndcox

Prezi - Presentation Software - 30 views

  • "Coolest online presentation tool I have ever seen"
    • Dave Kunkle
       
      A super cool alternative to PowerPoint. Gives students the opportunity to collaborate on a presentation, rather than having to email it back and forth to work on it. This is an excellent presentation tool.
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      I love Prezi. It is engaging and it allows an individual to upload pictures and videos without worrying about whether or not they will run. Students love that it is not PowerPoint, too!
    • Patricia Priske
       
      Some of our students love using this tool. The end product is fun to watch; occasionally produces motion sickness.
  • Pan and ZoomVisualize your ideas. Pan Left, Move Right, Zoom-in on a detail, or Zoom-out to show the big picture.Import MediaInsert images, videos, YouTube videos, PDFs, or other media to make your prezi highly visual.
  • Present online or download and show your prezi anytime, anywhere
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  • With Prezi Meeting, you can collaborate on your prezis in real time
  • Work Together Collaborate in real-time, across the room or across time zones.
  • Pan and ZoomZoom around the prezi canvas to visualize your ideas.
  • Lead your audience on a visual journey.
  • Prezi makes sharing ideas more fun and engaging
    • Kristin Lavorato
       
      While this is a great source for presentations, it is also a way for students to find presentations out there to gather information as well. There might be an issue, of course, with credibility of information found though as anyone can make and share.
    • Kristin Lavorato
       
      While this is a great source for presentations, it is also a way for students to find presentations out there to gather information as well. There might be an issue, of course, with credibility of information found though as anyone can make and share.
    • David Craft
       
      Prezi is a great tool for students that is similar to powerpoint. Unlike powerpoint students can work on a presentation together in different locations. Students can also access the presentation from prezi without using the same computer the presentation was made on or having to save it to a USB. However, the other computer will need to have a internet connection. When creating a presentation, you can create it on the same computer online or off which is nice. A great tool for students to use in group presentation projects!
  • To inspire change, change your presentation tool Zoom outside the slide and bring your ideas to life.
  • To inspire change, change your presentation tool
  • Createonline or off
  • Collaborateacross the room or across time zones
  • Presentfrom anywhere to everywhere
  • engaging and memorable
    • tunstallmath678
       
      Students would not be able to access prezi for school presentations as our ET has restricted its use.  Prezi requires personal identifying information from students who choose to use this tool.
  • Visually explain how new ideas relate to each other
  • Get started with professionally designed templates
  • cloud-based
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      The convenience of a cloud based application allows for using multiple browsers and devices, mobile included, to continue working and viewing your presentation and then having the ability to sync the devices.  
  • Captivate your audience by zooming through your story
  • Build presentations with coworkers wherever, whenever
  • Use images and videos to enhance your presentation
  • Get started with professionally designed templates
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      You have the option to start from a blank canvas or choose among a large assortment of visually pleasing templates.
  • inspiration
  • Prezi is cloud-based, meaning you can present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips. Create or edit on the go, then auto-sync across all your devices with ease
  • Get help and support from Prezi experts 24/7
  • Present anywhere, anytime
  • present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips.
  • over 50 million people
    • alisonwisconsin
       
      This would be a great tool to use for presentations at the health department. It would also be useful in presenting information to the community when doing grant work. Also accessible anywhere. I like that it is different than PowerPoint. Cloud-based: Information is stored and retrieved on many different social media platforms. For students: This would be an excellent way to gain practice and experience in a fun and educational way and prepare them for the workforce.
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    Allows presentation to show whole picture and zoom in rather than slide after slide.
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    Prezi is PowerPoint on steroids. I used it to present at a state conference last November. Check out David Warlick's newest Prezi on literacy.
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    Create presentations on the Web. Free version available as well as Student / Educator versions.
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    This is a new way to present information - it seems to be more active on the screen than power point. The nice thing about prezi is that it is free for educators and students and you can create your prezi offline. Prezi's can even be embedded into blogs.
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    Awesome tool for designing presentations. Offers a large canvas that you can design, animate, and add multimedia.
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    A colleague built a course introduction for students in this and I can see that it has lots of potential.
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    This is a great presentation tool that zooms in and out and really helps the audience see the connection between ideas and the 'big picture'. I have yet to use it myself but I've enjoyed watching TED talks that use it.
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    I'm going to have fun with this - thanks Kris!
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    Prezi now has a PreziViewer tool for the iPad. This should be fun!
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    A good tool to use to improve one's public presentations.  This seems to be especially needed for today's teenagers in schools.
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    Visualize your ideas. Pan Left, Move Right, Zoom-in on a detail, or Zoom-out to show the big picture. Insert images, videos, YouTube videos, PDFs, or other media to make your prezi highly visual. Choose from our collection of templates and themes to personalize your prezi. Present online or download and show your prezi anytime, anywhere.
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    A really cool twist on boring old presentations!
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    I can't wait to substitute my "original" note format with Prezi! I think this will work outstanding with my Smart Board!
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    Great tool to zoom in on specifics or create a second path of detail. Also allows students to work on presentations from wherever they are located.
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    Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.
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    This is very cool. I wonder how long it would take to learn. If it is reasonable, it would be well worth it.
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    Have a colleague who uses this to teach nursing pharmacology. Great for visual presentation of process and decision making.
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    I've seen others use this, but want to learn more
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    I can see art, photography and design students enjoying this tool. It seems easy to manipulate and customize with their own work.
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    This looks like an interesting tool to explore. I wonder about the difficult level for untrained ESL students.
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    A collaborative presentation tool that is much more engaging that PowerPoint and that allows students to create presentations online or offline, interact with other students in their own classroom or around the world, and present from anywhere to everyone.  
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    Prezi is similar to powerpoint but with more editing tools and capabilities. It's a nice tool for students because unlike PowerPoint, students can work on a presentation together from any location. The ability to access the presentation from any computer connected to the internet gives it capabilities PowerPoint doesn't have. You could also save the presentation on a laptop or USB. Students can also work on the presentation offline which is helpful if a student doesn't have access to the internet for several days.
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    I use this for presentations in my class all the time! The students love it because it is something different besides just using powerpoint slides.
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    Great alternative to powerpoint; coworker uses and really likes it
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    This can be used instead of powerpoint.  Can be viewed as public and created by anyone with internet.
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    I would use this presentation tool to design lessons that are engaging and interactive; especially time-on-task activities that require focus and application.
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    Prezi is a presentation tool that has to ability to mesmerize K-12 students. I have used it to show the steps students need to complete for projects. This tool can also be used to show relationships between math concepts such as fractions and proportions.
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    A tool I've seen and have wanted to try - now here it is! I hope to use it to create engaging presentations for my new smartboard that can be differentiatied according to the student or group I'm teaching.
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    This can be a great presentation tool. Some of the animations should be used sparingly as they can be very jarring!
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    I was introduced to Prezi last summer and had an opportunity to create a presentation that was used to introduce our PE curriculum to parents on Open House night. Our department received incredibly positive feedback from the parents as the presentation allowed for greater engagement than PowerPoint and I found it relatively easy to embed pictures and video.
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    A cloud based presentation application.  
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    This is a bit of a cheat since I've already been using Prezi. It's a great tool and very intuitive if you've used PowerPoint in the past. The audio narration is easy to add with Audible (also free), and there are many templates provided.
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    Prezi - looks like an interesting tool to try for presentations. Recommended by my son who used in college.
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    Takes presentations to a new level.  Particularly suited to complex topics that involve recursive processes.  Would work well as a means of helping my students better understand the writing process and the research process in our class.
mcphailj

Questioning Toolkit - 14 views

  • These are questions which touch our hearts and souls
  • Essential Questions would be at the center of all the other types of questions
  • probe the deepest issues confronting us
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  • Essential Questions are at the heart of the search for Truth.
  • offer the organizing focus for a unit
  • Most Essential Questions are interdisciplinary in nature. They cut across the lines created by schools and scholars to mark the terrain of departments and disciplines.
  • Many of us believe that schools should devote more time to Essential Questions and less time to Trivial Pursuit.
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    New and different questioning skills added to your resume are always welcome - here are some to consider
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    On-line questioning
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    Questioning Tools
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    A resource to help create discussion questions
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    Examples of effective questioning techics to expand learning
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    great essential questions! Part of suggested reading for class that will readily apply to teaching!
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    from The Educational Technology Journal
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    Toolkit which contains several dozen kinds of questions and questioning tools.
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    Module 3 - This guide from Penn State leads you through an excellent tutorial on how to use questions to promote critical thinking. *Study this resource. You'll be asked to apply these ideas to create your own discussion prompt. (Bookmark this site with Diigo!)
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    McKenzie defines and provides examples for seventeen types of questions. As a facilitator it is your task to ask questions that deepen thinking and expand on essential ideas.
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    From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal
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    Questions are always important
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    Use as a cluster diagram!
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