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Grading for Student Achievement | Scoop.it - 2 views

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    This is a scoop it magazine on grading for student achievement. This selection contains information about standards based grading, the rationale for grading students on achievement, the backlash against standards based grading, the use of zeros in grading, and assessing the achievement of African Americans in education.
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Lancaster High School - Media Center Student Research Links - 0 views

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    Links to web-based resources for all content areas that will assist students in completing research assignments at Lancaster High School.
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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.
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Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | ... - 0 views

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    Free student response system. Great for exit tickets, formative assessments. App available for smart phones, ipods, etc. Can also access on a computer.

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Does PowerPoint Help or Hinder Student Learning? | Faculty Focus - 3 views

  • oo often we forget how significantly teaching practices shape learning experiences and PowerPoint is a perfect example.
  • Most studies find that PowerPoint has “no measurable influence on course performance and minimal effect on grades
  • Yet students often report a favorable view of PowerPoint, saying it helps them with learning, content organization and note taking. The students in this cohort confirmed these positive effects
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  • the software organized lecture content and indicated which points were most important.
  • And then there’s the potential of PowerPoint to oversimplify the material
  • What students need to know is reduced to a bulleted list of five items described in five words or less
  • also worry that using PowerPoint encourages passivity.
  • PowerPoint does not easily accommodate digressions or a change in order that responds to what’s happening at the moment.
    • Debi Griggs
       
      Although I seldom use PPT in classes, when I do it is to accommodate digressions. The points help me return to the major points of the activity or lesson.
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    Ideas to keep in mind when one depends too much on PPT
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Facebook - 1 views

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    Facebook pages and/or Facebook groups can be used interactively by people. They can be used for calendars, events, pictures, discussions, links, and there are other possibilities.
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    If you use Facebook, be sure to like our E-Learning and Online Teaching page at: http://facebook.com/onlineteaching ! Daily updates on E-Learning Issues. Job leads too! ~ Dennis
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Draw Something App: Pictionary for Your Mobile Device - 1 views

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    Great app for young learners and I have used in the ESL classroom.  It is a fun and interactive way to learn new vocabulary using mobile technology.
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Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | ... - 1 views

  • Socrative is a smart student response syste
  • smart student response system
  • Teachers control the questions and games on their laptop
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  • students respond and interact through their smartphones/laptops
  • Real Time Formative Assessment
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    Great way to use mobile devices and computers in the classroom!
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38 Interesting Blog Ideas for Classroom Blogs - 2 views

    • Jenifer Melton
       
      A pencast or a digital screen shot/recorder can also be linked to any blog to show a step by step guide.
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Tech the Plunge - 4 views

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    Building a Student/Teacher Collaborative Website using Google Sites
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Simple tools for digital classroom | November Learning - 0 views

  • Find a couple of tech-savvy kids in each of your classes to help
  • Don’t be afraid to fail.
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    This site presents a few guidelines for using technology in the classroom, student bloging and teacher resources.
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