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Anne Bubnic

Backchanneling in Middle School Social Studies - 0 views

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    One 8th grade class's experience with backchanneling while watching a video. Great ideas here!
Anne Bubnic

ITouch History Project - 0 views

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    Learn how to view primary resources as a historian. Download the "Six C's of Primary Source Analysis" developed by the UC Irvine History Project. Watch/Listen to the podcast video interview of using the 6 C's to see how it is done.
John Evans

Joy in School - 0 views

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    Joyful learning can flourish in school-if you give joy a chance. JOY 1: Find the Pleasure in Learning;JOY 2: Give Students Choice;JOY 3: Let Students Create Things;JOY 4: Show Off Student Work JOY 5: Take Time to Tinker;JOY 6: Make School Spaces Inviting;JOY 7: Get Outside;JOY 8: Read Good Books;JOY 9: Offer More Gym and Arts Classes;JOY 10: Transform Assessment;JOY 11: Have Some Fun Together
Anne Bubnic

West Ed Webinar Series To Focus on English Language Learners - 1 views

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    In October and November, WestEd's SchoolsMovingUp will host a series of nine free webinars presenting the latest research and practice on the instruction of English learners. Hear from national experts including Aida Walqui, Diane August, Claude Goldenberg, and Jana Echevarria -- all without leaving your home or office. All webinars will also be archived for free access any time, anywhere.
Dean Mantz

websafety4kids / FrontPage - 0 views

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    This wiki provides web safety for kids and adults. The resources are for use under the Creative Commons agreement.
Vicki Davis

AUP 2.0 at dougbelshaw.com - 0 views

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    Acceptable use policies including mobile phones
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    Just turned up this very nice post by Doug Belshaw about Acceptable Use Policies that Include Cell phones - this one and the one he wrote before it are very nice talking points for your committe who looks at AUP's.
Jackie Gerstein

Wee Web Wonders - 1 views

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    This is a site built by Jackie Gerstein from Arizona. She told me "I began developing a website to showcase different Web 2.0 tools that students can use. I provided some examples but plan to have my upper elementary students add to it as we explore and use other tools." She built this using synthasite and it is a great thing to show elementary teachers to showcase some of the best tools out there. Great job, Jackie!
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    Site built to showcase elementary tools from Jackie Gerstein from Arizona.
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    A showcase of the Web 2.0 projects created by the upper elementary and middle school students - a interactive sight for this same age group.
Vicki Davis

alitas » home - 3 views

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    Project connecting students and teachers of spanish.
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    Project that is connecting students and teachers of Spanish from around the World. There is still time!
Vicki Davis

New World Notes: Generation Why: Is The Second Life Experience Fundamentally Gen X-Cent... - 0 views

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    Discussion of why Generation X is inundating Second Life and why Gen Y is so underrepresented. I will say that my students LOVE Second Life, but you also have to remember that I teach students who, for the most part, grew up playing outside and have engaged in free play all of their lives. Perhaps this is also a function of the presence of free play in the lives of children. How many Gen Y kids truly had free play as part of their childhood? We've sort of structured and organized everything for them in many cases.
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    Overview of Linden Stats showing more Gen X than Gen Y in Second Life and the impact of using SL to teach.
Ric Murry

Posterous - The place to post everything. Just email us. Dead simple blog by email. - 0 views

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    Amazing tool, posterous which lets teachers use email to make a web page.
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    So, you never think your teachers will blog. Don't worry. Just have them send an email to post@posterous.com -- they will be replied with a website made automatically with their email. They can then just email it from then on and it updates automatically. Don't tell the teachers but they ARE blogging. Shhhh! Just say it makes a cute website they can customize. Tell them it is a blog at the end of the year! This is from Doug Belshaw aka Mr. Amazing in my book. I learn so much from him!
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    Teachers who "can't" blog can do it by emailing. They do know how to do that. Students with Gaggle accounts could create a blog too.
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    This is nearly too simple! Blog by email. Post pictures, mp3 file, and text.
Brandi Caldwell

Podcasting on with no tools - 0 views

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    What if you have students that have no computer lab, no headset/mics in the library, and no recording devices at home? Let them podcast using their cell phone. GCast, Gabcast, and Dropio make it possible. I have also included a handout with screen shots telling students how to create, edit, and embed their podcast.
Brendan Murphy

educationalwikis - Examples of educational wikis - 1 views

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    List of educational wikis that is worth perusing.
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    There are some GREAT examples of educational wikis to peruse here. So many ideas and different ways to use wikis. Take a look and turn up some new ones that you haven't seen and find some new teachers.
Anne Bubnic

Messaging Shakespeare | Classroom Examples | - 0 views

  • Brown's class was discussing some of the whaling calculations in Moby Dick. When one student asked a question involving a complex computation, three students quickly pulled out their cell phones and did the math. Brown was surprised to learn that most cell phones have a built-in calculator. She was even more surprised at how literate her students were with the many functions included in their phones. She took a quick poll and found that all her students either had a cell phone or easy access to one. In fact, students became genuinely engaged in a class discussion about phone features. This got Brown thinking about how she might incorporate this technology into learning activities.
  • Brown noticed that many students used text messaging to communicate, and considered how she might use cell phones in summarizing and analyzing text to help her students better understand Richard III. Effective summarizing is one of the most powerful skills students can cultivate. It provides students with tools for identifying the most important aspects of what they are learning, especially when teachers use a frame of reference (Marzano, Pickering, & Pollock, 2001). Summarizing helps students identify critical information. Research shows gains in reading comprehension when students learn how to incorporate isummary framesi (series of questions designed to highlight critical passages) as a tool for summarizing (Meyer & Freedle, 1984). When students use this strategy, they are better able to understand what they are reading, identify key information, and provide a summary that helps them retain the information (Armbruster, Anderson, & Ostertag, 1987).
  • To manage the learning project, Brown asked a tech-savvy colleague to help her build a simple weblog. Once it was set up, it took Brown and her students 10 minutes in the school's computer lab to learn how to post entries. The weblog was intentionally basic. The only entries were selected passages from text of Richard III and Brown's six narrative-framing questions. Her questions deliberately focused students' attention on key passages. If students could understand these passages well enough to summarize them, Brown knew that their comprehension of the play would increase.
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  • Text messaging is a real-world example of summarizing—to communicate information in a few words the user must identify key ideas. Brown saw that she could use a technique students had already mastered, within the context of literature study.
  • Brown told students to use their phones or e-mail to send text messages to fellow group members of their responses to the first six questions of the narrative frame. Once this was completed, groups met to discuss the seventh question, regarding the resolution for each section of the text. Brown told them to post this group answer on the weblog.
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    Summarizing complex texts using cell phones increases understanding.
Vicki Davis

Helcat Rants and Ramblings » Ready, Set, GO! - 0 views

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    Elizabeth Helfant from MICDS in St. Louis, MO has an amazing post outlining their school's transformation. Julie and I spent time there this summer giving them a "crash course" in flat classroom. The teachers are impressive as is the leadership of Eliza
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    Elizabeth Helfant outlines the changes at her school as they implement 1:1 laptops. The change and plans are comprehensive and stunning, from altering the work day and school year, to integration of technology.
Vicki Davis

monarchlibrary » LibraryCalendar - 0 views

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    An amazing teacher who uses Google Calendar to manage her classes in the library. This is such a helpful tool to use. I want to share what many are doing. Take a look!
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    Educators are using Google calendars to share their schedule via wiki.
Jeff Johnson

100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers | Smart Teaching - 0 views

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    Here are 100 YouTube videos that can provide supplementary information for the class, give inspiration, help you keep control of class and even provide a few laughs here and there.
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    With the increasing use of technology in classrooms, it's no wonder that teachers have a growing interest in using YouTube and other online media sharing sites to bring information into their classrooms. Here are 100 YouTube videos that can provide supplementary information for the class, give inspiration, help you keep control of class and even provide a few laughs here and there.
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