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Dianne Krause

Wikipedia for Schools - 2 views

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    "Welcome to Wikipedia for Schools! This selection of articles from Wikipedia matches the UK National Curriculum and can be used by school children around the world. 6000 articles, 26 million words and 50,000 images make Wikipedia for Schools bigger than Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia put together! Wikipedia is great, but it wasn't designed with the National Curriculum in mind. And because anyone can edit it, articles sometimes get vandalised. That's why we've put together this special collection to make learning as easy and safe as it can be. Here at SOS Children, we've checked all the articles, tidied them up a bit, and put them together by school subject. SOS Children ( www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk) is a charity which works around the world to help children in need. As well as Wikipedia articles, we've collected pages from the SOS Children website, so you can learn more about the work we do in 125 countries around the world. We would like to say thank you to the Wikimedia Foundation, the people who made the Wikipedia site. We would also like to thank the many people who have come together over the years to make Wikipedia what it is today."
Dianne Krause

8 Studies Show iPads in the Classroom Improve Education - 1 views

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    There have been many interesting studies done about iPads in the classroom and the effects on both students and teachers. I've pulled together a list of various study results regarding iPads in the classroom below. Check out just how much of an influence studies show iPads in the classroom are having on education.
Dianne Krause

Kodu Game Lab - Microsoft Research FUSE Labs - 1 views

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    "Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills."
Dianne Krause

How to Evaluate the Credibility of a Source: 11 steps - wikiHow - 0 views

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    "We are constantly surrounded by information, and it is not always easy to know which sources to trust. Being able to evaluate the credibility of information is an important skill used in school, work, and day-to-day life. With so much advertising, controversy, and blogging going on, how do you sift through the chaff and cut to the chase?"
Dianne Krause

Digital Wish 1:1 School Modernization Computing Initiative Spans 28 Schools - Research ... - 0 views

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    " For the past three years, Digital Wish has been studying the process of implementing one-computer-per-child programs in 28 schools. Digital Wish is an educational non-profit on a mission to bring technology to American classrooms in order to prepare students to thrive in the global economy. The team just completed a $1.125M Federal ARRA stimulus grant, delivering computers, weekly educator trainings, a complete IT curriculum, and support to the 28 schools.  Their trainers modeled the entire process of technology adoption and progressively reduced the initiative planning time from 18 months to just 6 weeks, saving schools tremendous amounts of time and money. Both teachers and students are reporting a wide range of gains including increased engagement in learning, technological proficiency, and dramatic improvements in the understanding of internet safety issues.  The 2011-2012 data report is attached. "
Dianne Krause

Search Education - Google - 2 views

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    Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners. With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.
Dianne Krause

Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level | Edutopia - 0 views

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    I have broken the research process up into mini-lessons, which will ultimately culminate in a larger project.
Dianne Krause

Evernote for Students: The Ultimate Research Tool - Education Series « Everno... - 1 views

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    "Whether you're writing a paper or studying for a test, odds are you spend more time gathering the pieces than actually working. In my experience, getting all of my notes together, hunting for quotes, and tracking down bibliographical information takes at least as long, if not longer, as writing the paper itself. In a group situation, sharing research and collaborating on the production of one document is even more difficult without the proper tools. Enter Evernote. For students, it's an invaluable way to organize research and streamline the collaboration process. Here are some examples of how Evernote simplifies the student research process."
Dianne Krause

Kid Reference - 2 views

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    A great group of kid-friendly resources for doing research.  
Dianne Krause

Kids' Search Engines - 1 views

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    A great list of kid-friendly search engines from Joyce Valenza
Dianne Krause

Primary Source Materials & Document Based Questions - 0 views

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    Don't depend on someone else's interpretation of a document. Read it yourself and draw your own conclusions. Listen to speeches and hear for yourself, who said what. Document based questions (DBQs) are a major focus in schools today. To be answered correctly, students must be adept at analyzing and synthesizing the information provided. They must be able to write coherent and logical essays. This site is meant to provide students with resources to develop the skills needed to effectively respond to DBQs. Great listing of resources for Primary Source Documents
Dianne Krause

Research dispels common ed-tech myths | Research | eSchoolNews.com - 0 views

  • Contrary to popular opinion, newer teachers aren’t any more likely to use technology in their lessons than veteran teachers, and a lack of access to technology does not appear to be the main reason why teachers do not use it: These are among the common perceptions about education technology that new research from Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership appears to dispel.
  • it is clear that frequent technology use is associated with greater emphasis on and perceived benefits of 21st-century skills.”
  • Another finding that could surprise some people is that a lack of access to technology doesn’t appear to be the main reason why teachers don’t use technology in their instruction
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  • There could be two reasons for this, Knezek added: Either they are coming out of teacher preparation programs unprepared to integrate technology effectively, or they’re entering a school environment where they’re not encouraged to do so.
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    "Contrary to popular opinion, newer teachers aren't any more likely to use technology in their lessons than veteran teachers, and a lack of access to technology does not appear to be the main reason why teachers do not use it: These are among the common perceptions about education technology that new research from Walden University's Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership appears to dispel."
Toby Grosswald

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles - 2 views

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    The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker Create a Works Cited instantly! 286,037,053 sources cited to date.
Dianne Krause

eyePlorer.com - 0 views

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    the graphical knowledge engine - visual search engine
Dianne Krause

Google Search Tricks by Tony Vincent on Prezi - 0 views

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    "Use the Google search box to find exactly what you're looking for, including answers to math problems and the current weather."
Dianne Krause

Search Tools for Kids - 4 views

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    A nice reference of kid friendly search engines. Great to use with students.
Dianne Krause

Kid Reference - 2 views

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    A nice resource to use with students who are doing research. A much better avenue to take than Google.
Dianne Krause

Hathi Trust Digital Library - 0 views

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    Digitized collection of materials created through a teaming with Google Books project. You can search full-text or limited version only.
Dianne Krause

Educational Leadership:Multiple Measures:Teaching with Interactive Whiteboards - 2 views

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    "The study results indicated that, in general, using interactive whiteboards was associated with a 16 percentile point gain in student achievement. This means that we can expect a student at the 50th percentile in a classroom without the technology to increase to the 66th percentile in a classroom using whiteboards."
Dianne Krause

Five criteria for evaluating Web pages - 0 views

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    Five criteria for evaluating Web pages
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