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Graphic Organizers - 2 views

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    A really nice collection of graphic organizers and literacy strategies tools as well, some online, some in blackline reproducibles. Take advantage of these tools to work with literature and other types of reading.
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18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom - The ICT Advisors - 1 views

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    This is a jumbled collection, but links to a few interesting new things, such as Incredibox, which allows you create music, record, share, and download your composition.
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5 Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "If we hope to construct enduring understanding in our students, it's critical that, now more than ever, we know their strengths and interests. By incorporating students' strengths and weakness into authentic learning experiences from the beginning of each unit, while at the same time including opportunities for feedback, metacognition and revision, we promote a variety of cognitive and emotional benefits that can lead to academic success. "
    A thoughtful description of ways to successfully integrate learner feedback into the assessment process.
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Free online tutorial for using Present.me - 1 views

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    You can upload PowerPoint or pdf files and add your audio and/or webcam visuals. Might be useful to advanced students in creating presentations.
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Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie | Australian Popular Science - 1 views

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    This article goes a long way to debunk the myths perpetrated by Gardner and the brain-based learning movement. Once again, Schools of Education have fallen for the mythical.
    "So let's reiterate: A "learning style" curriculum won't affect the way you learn. You don't only use half of your brain, so being taught to your "left-brain" or "right-brain" won't help you, either. Fiddling with an iPhone app? Unlikely.
    "What might affect how you learn? The types of things you've learned before. "It's not so much based upon how the brain is structured," Alferink says, "it's based upon our experiences." So if you're not a very strong reader, for example, you probably won't learn very well by reading. "Our experiences do affect brain development," he says. "The wiring of the brain depends upon the experiences we have."
    "And as for the validity of "brain-based" education techniques - that term should really apply to all teaching. After all, Alferink says, "all education is brain-based. It is impossible to learn without a brain.""
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Google in Education - 0 views

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    "Discover, purchase, and share educational apps, books, and videos easily with Google Play for Education - a new online destination just for schools."
    Browse content by grade, subject, or standard; purchase with school PO (no credit card required); distribute apps via cloud.
    This page also shows how to set up tables to allow use of content and to find approved apps.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Embed Quizlet Flashcards Into Wikispaces - 0 views

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    R. Byrne:
    "Wikispaces recently added a Quizlet widget to the library of widgets that you can embed into your Wikispaces pages. Quizlet is a free flashcard service that anyone can use to create and share flashcards. Quizlet offers a massive library of flashcard sets created and shared by other users of the service. And now you can search for Quizlet flashcards, embed them into your wiki, and use four different study modes while those cards are embedded into your wiki. The screenshots below provide directions for adding Quizlet to your Wikispaces wiki."
    Quizlet can handle various types of media, so it makes for interesting flashcards. This step-by-step visual explanation makes the embedding task easy; creating the flashcards at Quizlet takes some work and thought.
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MixBit - 2 views

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    This is a great creative app for iPhone or Android to create up 1-hr-long videos for YouTube. Your students can make shorter videos on their mobiles, then upload and splice them together.
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BBC - YouTube - 1 views

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    This is BBC's short science videos page. You can find all kinds of topics on physicas, the brain, biology, genetics, etc. Very helpful stuff for use in classes or flipped classrooms. Thanks to R.Byrne's blog.
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Teaching Students To Think And Analyze - 0 views

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    One teacher explains how to teach thinking skills. A nice build up, e.g., from concepts to topic sentences, observation to finding patterns and drawing conclusions. Starts with magazine advertising as a short path to larger works. Points to intersection with Common Core targets.
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GameMaker Video Tutorial - 1 views

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    Kids may be inspired to learn more -- reading, writing, planning, creativity -- when inspired by lessons in how to make games. The site has a weekly "feature" and lots of tutorials.
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A Web Whiteboard - 4 views

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    Project this web page in your classroom and have at it! A nice application to get a low-cost alternative to the whiteboard.
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12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources - 5 views

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    Great resources for planned and executing project-based learning in your school:
    "According to Edutopia, studies have shown that students who use project-based learning remember the material much longer and have healthier attitudes toward education.
    "Project-based learning is based on the idea that students learn best by tackling and solving real world problems. Students are much more engaged with the subject matter and look to the teacher as more of a coach who guides them through their own reflections and ideas. Project-based learning often involves students working in pairs or groups, thus facilitating a deeper understanding of cooperation and communication in solving problems."
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Narrative Magazine - 3 views

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    Potentially a place to publish your students' creative writing. A good place to learn about writing by reading short narratives and poetry. Some classic authors also.
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Draft. Write Better. - 4 views

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    This might be an improvement over Google Docs for collaborative writing, as revisions are clearly labelled by color for each participant. The teacher could keep track of who was doing what.
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Welcome * Crowdmap - 4 views

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    This creative mapping tool can hold text, photos, and multimedia. Would be nice to use with an international project. Requires sign-up and log-in. Available in several languages, including Chinese and Turkish.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Ways to Make Useful QR Codes for Your Students - 4 views

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    While the article by R. Byrne talks about various tools, it often gives great tips for lessons using the QR code makers in ingenious ways.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Custom Search Engine - Updated - 1 views

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    This is a useful way to use Google to create your own search engine. The screencast embedded in the blog entry here gives informative details on the how-to for this built-in Google feature.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Ways to Create and Deliver Online Quizzes - 2 views

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    From R. Byrne:
    "Creating and delivering quizzes and tests online offers a number of advantages over paper-based quizzes and tests. Many online quiz services allow you to create quizzes that give your students instant feedback. Some of the services provide the option to include picture and video prompts in your quizzes. And all of these services save you the hassle of printing your quizzes. "
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Free Technology for Teachers: What QR Codes Can Do For You! - 1 views

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    A terrifically useful article by R. Byrne on making and using QR codes. He describes the tools that can be used and gives good examples of what to do with them, including QR Voice, which allow you to create a short audio message that will come up when the QR is scanned. Links to other useful articles on using QR.
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