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Rhondda Powling

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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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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4 Strategies to Bring History to Life For Students | Getting Smart - 0 views

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    "You can tansform students from passive to active learners through the power of archives. Timelines, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations and even Wikipedia articles have a role in learning about the past, but it is time to open the archives and unleash the power of primary sources to bring history to life. " 4 strategies for educators explained.
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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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Makerspace Ideas & Resources For Maker Education - 0 views

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    "Makerspaces.com is made up of makers, geeks, educators, technology/stem leaders, library media specialists, librarians, school principals & superintendents, instructional technology specialists, edtech leaders, maker educators, makerspace operators, 3d printing enthusiasts, robotics club and so much more.
    Our mission is to bring makerspaces into the educational system, so we can bring the educational system into the 21st century. "
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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think - 1 views

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    Interesting reflection on how we use Google and what thinking goes woth that.
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Historical Inquiry: 20+ Creative Ways History Teachers Can use Primary Sources @coolcat... - 0 views

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    "Historical inquiry helps make history class exciting. History teachers can use primary sources in creative, exciting ways to make history come alive. Many people in history might be dead, but your teaching doesn't have to be. Let's dive in. What is historical inquiry? How can it be used to teach history? How can you use technology, creativity, and exciting projects to teach history? The post explains how."
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Why maker technology is crucial for students with learning difficulties | eSchool News ... - 0 views

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    "3D printing and hands-on learning opens up new worlds to some students"
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An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century | Langwitches Blog - 0 views

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    From the old KWL it has developed into the KWHLAQ chart. It offers one framework to promote Reflection as Part of the Learning Process, Not as an Add-on. In the visual in this post langwitches shares ideas of how to embed the KWHLAQ framework in analog and digital activities.
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Developing students' digital literacy | Jisc - 0 views

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    "We define digital literacies as the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society. To help with thinking about this, we have outlined seven elements of digital literacy for consideration, which can be seen in the following diagram.

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Two Virginia Educators Offer Best Practices for 'Teaching in the Cloud' | School Librar... - 0 views

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    Offers practical advice about what student learning in the future might entail and also considers where libraries may go
    "Librarians also need to make outside curriculum resources available to end users. These include local subscription services, databases, ebooks, and other online tools. Librarians should continually seek out new tools and apps by keeping up with reviews; the American Association of School Librarians provides an ideal starting point with their annual review and ranking of the best websites and apps for teaching and learning."
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What 10,000 Students Told Us About Information Literacy - 0 views

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    "EasyBib announced the initial findings of a survey that they conducted with over 10,000 users and more than 1,200 librarians and educators. In the meantime, you can check out this interactive presentation, featuring videos, polls, infographics and more, summarizing some of the major points from our initial report."
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ISTE | Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them! - 0 views

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    "One librarian created a survey designed to get at what young people want from school and from the adults who work in them. She blogged about the survey and shared it to her vast PLN on Twitter. And she received hundreds of responses, including some from students all over the world. The results of that survey was the impetus for her K12 Online preconference keynote."
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