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Rhondda Powling

Teaching Teens Media Literacy 101 - @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox - 0 views

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    "Lately there has been a lot of focus on how fake and biased media influenced the US election. It's staggering to realize how much of an influence it has had. The author compelled to tweet to her teen (and adult followers) some tips for helping to examine the news and media we consume."
Rhondda Powling

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.
    6. Ten accomplishments XX achieved.
    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.
Rhondda Powling

What Are Your Ideas For Incorporating the "Maker Movement" In Teaching Englis... - 0 views

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    "The best way to activate your classroom is for your students to make something. This might an amazing high-tech invention or it might take the form of costumes for a historical reenactment, homemade math manipulatives, a new curtain for the local auditorium, toys, a pet habitat, a messy science experiment, or a zillion other things. Best of all, you don't need expensive hardware, or to start by mastering a programming language. You can begin with found materials: buttons, bottle caps, string, clay, construction paper, broken toys, popsicle sticks, or tape (hint: Google "tapigami" or "duck tape projects").
    What are you having your students "make" to help them learn English?"
Camilla Elliott

Special Needs Plan - Victorian Institute of Teaching - 0 views

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    Details and option for teachers to fulfill requirements for Special Needs training, mandatory within teacher registration from September 2016
Rhondda Powling

Teaching literacy is more than teaching simple reading skills: it can't be done in five... - 0 views

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    A good article about developing literacy skills. "All Australian children and young people becoming literate I believe it is vital we understand and define the complexity of literacy. Literacy encompasses the knowledge and skills students need to access, understand, analyse and evaluate information, make meaning, express thoughts and emotions, present ideas and opinions, interact with others and participate in activities at school and in their lives beyond school. "
Rhondda Powling

TLT | Australian Teaching and Learning Toolkit - 0 views

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    What impacts most on student learning. Teaching and Learning toolkit
Rhondda Powling

ISTE | 9 resources for teaching digital citizenship - 0 views

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    "In classrooms where digital citizenship is taught effectively, the teachers often share two things in common: They model ethical technology use for their students on a daily basis, and they naturally incorporate conversations about it whenever technology is part of their lesson plan. In other words, they weave digital citizenship seamlessly throughout their curriculum." There are some resources here to help you ion your task
Camilla Elliott

Penguin Education |Teaching Notes and Units of Work - 1 views

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    Australian Curriculum teacher notes to suit novels 7-11.
Rhondda Powling

5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship | Edutopia - 0 views

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    A good range of options if you are looking for short videos/films as entry points to discuss digital citizenship with students.
Rhondda Powling

How You Can Become a Champion of Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom | EdSurge News - 0 views

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    "Why Digital Citizenship is No Longer Just an "Elective" As teachers, it is now part of our responsibility to lead by example when it comes to sound digital citizenship practices. As soon as children have devices in their hands, they should be educated about digital citizenship and their digital footprint. Think about this: even before babies are born, they have a digital shadow, because pictures and other media are shared about them via various social media outlets."
Rhondda Powling

4 Things to Consider Before Teaching with Social Media - 0 views

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    "Social media can be an incredibly useful teaching tool. The social networks students use are conducive to so many facets of modern learning such as collaborative planning, data and resource sharing, and progress updates concerning group work. It appeals to our digital natives, and social media is very easy to use.
    The prospect of teaching with social media can be alluring or repulsive, depending on your understanding of it, and your experience with it.
    The truth is, it doesn't need to be difficult or stressful. For any teacher wanting to broaden connections with students through different teaching strategies, social media is a terrific choice. That said, it pays to do a bit of homework on the subject before diving in.
    Let's look at some of the things that are worth considering before making the move to teaching with social media in a classroom environment."
Rhondda Powling

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech - 0 views

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    "An annotated list of 21 of the best presentation apps for educators."
Rhondda Powling

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2015 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) - 0 views

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    "Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of great value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."
Rhondda Powling

MicSmithy's Tech Blog - 1 views

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    "School safety is a top priority.  Educators work to ensure that students are safe physically, socially, and emotionally.  Helping students be safe online and using technology responsibly is crucial to their development and well being.  
    We live in a digital world where we interact digitally everyday. To be successful in this digital world we have to know what is right and wrong, be able to capably use technology, and exhibit responsible behavior when using it.  This is the concept of digital citizenship.
    To be a good digital citizen, you need to be digitally literate, and teaching students digital literacy is crucial for them to be good digital citizens"
Rhondda Powling

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015 | American Association of School Librarians ... - 0 views

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    "The 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. "
Rhondda Powling

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.
Rhondda Powling

8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Professional development is a vital part of improving your technique as a teacher. Learning best practices and practicing best practices are both important. You can make a school better by improving its teachers. Effective PD can do that"
Rhondda Powling

Why is Digital Citizenship Important? Even for Youngest Kids - EdTechReview™ ... - 0 views

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    "In all your classes make your student understand that web is a place to learn and gain things. Keep their focus only on good place over the web where they can learn good things.
    Today, the engagement of students with technology is more in this digital world, and most of them do not make right choice, in fact they don't really know what they are doing and what is its affect. Therefore, digital citizenship lessons are mandatory to teach"
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