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4 resources for fighting fake news - Innovation: Education - 0 views

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    A post that discusses some resources that will help you teach your students to find accurate information, manage their social media feeds and make good choices about what to share
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10 Reasons to Create Makerspaces in Your School - The Edvocate - 0 views

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    10 things to consider when thinking about creating a makerspace in your classroom.. These should assist you to understand why you would consider it and encouragement to do it.
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Building Choice Into Your Students' Reading | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Make the goal for a literacy-rich classroom and expose students to as many different types of books as possible in order for them to continue to grow in their love of reading or to find an entry point for reading. Lots of ideas mentioned here
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4 Digital Tools That Help Students Practice Integrity | MindShift | KQED News - 0 views

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    There are 4 tools discussed here, that offer students a platform to demonstrate their honesty, courage, and integrity in the classroom.
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Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 1 views

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    A digital storytelling wheel that features quite a few interesting resources that your students could use in class to create and share digital stories.  They have been organized into 3 types: iPad apps , Android apps, and Web tools for digital storytelling.
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Home - Fake News - LibGuides at Indiana University East - 0 views

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    Libguide that offers advice on how to identify Fake News. The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you'll use for the rest of your life.  This LibGuide will give you valuable insight in telling fact from fiction online, plus a chance to exercise your newfound skills. 
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How-To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts - Class Tech Tips - 0 views

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    "Podcasts are a great way to help strengthen student listening skills. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio program or television episode. A wide range of organizations and individuals host podcasts and share their thinking around a topic through this medium.
    There are a wide range of podcasts to choose from. If you are teaching a specific subject area, you can search for a related podcast to find a clip to share with your students. Teachers can use podcasts to help students build listening skills. By listening to a narrator tell a story or an expert discuss a topic, podcasts can help students strengthen their ability to gather information through multimedia."
    The author also links to another post where she shares some of her favourite kid-friendly podcasts.
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Teaching copyright with video mashups - Innovation: Education - 1 views

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    The meaning of the concepts of copyright and fair use, as applied to creative work, has broadened dramatically in the digital world. Students are some of the biggest consumers and creators of work created on digital platforms, but they don't often understand: 1. what they may legitimately use. 2. how they may use it
    what protection exists for their own creative work. 3.Introducing "fair use" concepts. The authors of the post explain how they took the excellent Rework, Reuse, Remix lesson from Commonsense Media to create the foundational lesson plan for an 8th grade Digital Learning class hat St. Francis Xavier School, in Winooski VT. It introduces the concept of fair use and how to apply it to case studies"
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How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016 17 School Year | EdSurge News - 1 views

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    Ideas about how to implement digital citizenship start with the why - "Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while at home and at school, they should be learning how to use that technology responsibly. Full integration of digital citizenship (or DigCit) curriculum into every class and every content area-at every grade level-should be the goal to meet this need."
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Character Scrapbook Teaching Guide | Scholastic.com - 0 views

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    Character Scrapbook, produced by Scholastic, is a web resource that is a simple to use. It offers a reader's response activity that students can use to analyse any character in a book or story.
    The template allows them to include details and reflections about a character through text, but it also provides the students with an opportunity to create a visual representation of that character. Once created they can save or print it as a type of scrapbook. .
    It offers is a simple way to engage students and also offers an opportunity to help them form a deeper understanding of a book's character(s).
    Character Scrapbook could be utilized with fiction or non-fiction text as an individual, small group and/or even whole class assignment
    There is a detailed teacher's guide on the Scholastic site that has a detailed how-to as well as lesson extensions.
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    Character Scrapbook, produced by Scholastic, is a web resource that is a simple to use. It offers a reader's response activity that students can use to analyse any character in a book or story.
    The template allows them to include details and reflections about a character through text, but it also provides the students with an opportunity to create a visual representation of that character.
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    Once created they can save or print it as a type of scrapbook. .
    It offers is a simple way to engage students and also offers an opportunity to help them form a deeper understanding of a book's character(s).
    Character Scrapbook could be utilized with fiction or non-fiction text as an individual, small group and/or even whole class assignment
    There is a detailed teacher's guide on the Scholastic site that has a detailed how-to as well as lesson extensions.
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Activity Ideas & Resources - Teen Read Week - 0 views

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    Links to many ideas
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Tech Tips for Teachers: 4 Ways to Use Google Forms | EdTech Magazine - 0 views

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    "The latest version of Google Forms, for instance, can not only simplify administrative tasks but also give teachers new outlets for connecting with parents and students. Jennifer Carey, the director of educational technology at the Ransom Everglades School in Miami, Fla., offers a glimpse of recently added features in a post on Daily Genius. She writes that Google Form users can now: View responses as they are submitted. Insert videos and images into survey questions. Create multiple choice grids that prevent respondents from selecting the same column twice. Publish Forms with pre-filled responses. Insert useful add-ons, such as formLimiter and Choice Eliminator 2.
    As educators begin to master these new capabilities, they can also explore a few of the tried-and-true ways teachers already use Google Forms in the classroom:"
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The @DavidGeurin Blog: 7 Reasons To Use Social Media In Your School (INFOGRAPHIC) - 0 views

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    "Social media is here to stay. Never before have people been able to connect, share, and learn from one another as we do now. As a result, our students need skills to win at life in a digital world. The ability to use social media to support life goals and possibilities can be a game-changer. I know it has been very powerful for me in my professional life." & reasons are discussed by the author.
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An Introduction to Google Sites | TeacherCast University - 0 views

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    A good introduction to how to go about using Google sites in the classroom
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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | MindShift | KQ... - 0 views

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    "Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don't have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars."
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the New Version of Padlet - 0 views

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    Richard Byrne exlainshow teachers can make the best use of the 2016 version of Padlet. "Padlet introduced a revamped version of their online corkboard tool. The core functions of Padlet are still the same, but the user interface has changed a little bit. The primary changes are in the way that you customize your Padlet boards. In the video that is embedded in the posthe provides an overview of this version of Padlet"
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B's Book Love : Technology-Based Poetry Activities for Poetry Centers and Poetry Stations - 0 views

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    A how-to about creating digital blackout poems. "These can help struggling readers focus on the MOST important words in the poem to find the main idea/theme of the poem in a fun and artful way:" There is an example of how to use You Doodle as well as a non-technology option.
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Make a Book Map with Google Maps - Reading By Example - 0 views

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    "A nice class activity when the books being read by the students have specific locations for the settings. You can create a book map using My Maps from Google to highlight the settings in which these texts took place."
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