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Dianne Krause

Computer Science Unplugged - 2 views

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    CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. The activities introduce students to underlying concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details we usually see with computers. CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to seniors, and from many countries and backgrounds. Unplugged has been used around the world for over twenty years, in classrooms, science centers, homes, and even for holiday events in a park!
Dianne Krause

How to Foster Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance: An Educator's Guide | MindShift - 1 views

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    "How can we best prepare children and adolescents to thrive in the 21st century? This question is at the heart of what every educator attempts to do on a daily basis. Apart from imparting content of knowledge and facts, however, it's becoming clear that the " noncognitive competencies " known as grit, perseverance , and tenacity are just as important, if not more so , in preparing kids to be self-sufficient and successful. To that end, the Department of Education's Office of Technology has released a report called Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance"
Dianne Krause

Great Post: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology - Mark Bates - 0 views

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    "Came across a tweet this morning which led to a great post titled ' The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology'. The folks at alwaysprepped.com did a great job laying out this educator profile and inspired me to create an infographic which can be viewed below."
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

Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Edutopia - 1 views

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    Project-learning teaching strategies can also improve your everyday classroom experience.
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Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students | Edutopia - 2 views

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    Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices
Dianne Krause

How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class | Edutopia - 2 views

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    When students let their minds drift off, they're losing valuable learning time. Here are ten smart ways to increase classroom participation.
Dianne Krause

Teaching Channel - 1 views

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    At Teaching Channel we believe what makes teachers inspiring is how they became experts -- the hours and years they've dedicated to improving their craft to benefit their students. Our mission is to capture their technique on video so that all teachers -- new or seasoned -- have a place to find inspiration. Of course you could just lean back and admire great stories, but we also provide tools to take a few notes, trade ideas, and even build your own personal workspace. And because we know teaching is not one-size-fits-all, we tailored our technology so you can find what works best for you.
Dianne Krause

EdTech Toolbox: 8 Ways to Support Teachers Integrate Technology - 1 views

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     Implementing Effective Technological Change: What a Classroom Teacher needs
Dianne Krause

The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators - No Need to be Friends At All! | The E... - 1 views

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    "first take a look at just a few reasons why you should reconsider: 1. The fact is, the majority of your students and their parents are probably already on Facebook 2. Even when schools have a policy against being "friends" online, there are tools you can use that won't violate policy 3. Despite what you may hear, there are strong privacy settings options that you can set up so only those that you want can access your information 4. We have an obligation as educators to model appropriate online behavior and learn right along our students"
Dianne Krause

ESL Links - Learning English - 0 views

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    "Selection of ESL resources to help you learn English "
Dianne Krause

Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study) - 0 views

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    "This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site. This site is non-commercial and has no advertising. TESL/TEFL teachers may want to recommend this site to their students. "
Dianne Krause

Cool Sites for ESL Students - 0 views

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    A virtual boatload of links and sites for ESL students
Dianne Krause

Curriki: The non-profit empowering educators to deliver and share curricula - 3 views

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    Curriki is more than your average website; we're a community of educators, learners and committed education experts who are working together to create quality materials that will benefit teachers and students around the world. Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. Our name is a play on the combination of 'curriculum' and 'wiki' which is the technology we're using to make education universally accessible.
Dianne Krause

Grants for Schools and Teaching Grants - About Grant Wrangler - 0 views

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    "Grant Wrangler® is a free grant listing service offered by Nimble Press™. We make it easier for educators, school libraries, and parents to find school funding. We list grants for teachers, school grants, and money for arts, history, mathematics, science, technology, literacy, and more. We also help education foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations, and other grant-giving organizations more effectively promote their grants and awards to teachers and schools. "
Dianne Krause

10 Things to Do When You Only Have 5 Minutes Left in Class - TheApple.com - 1 views

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    You've completed your lessons for the day, but you still have some time left and a group of eager students with nothing productive to do. What can you do in this time to keep your class under control until the bell rings? Here is a list of 10 things to do when you only have 5 minutes left in class.
Dianne Krause

livebinders4teachers / FrontPage - 0 views

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    "This workspace was created for educators to share and categorize livebinders by subject, grade-level, and whatever else makes sense. Please feel free to add binders, pages, and new sections. " A nice wiki with a BOATLOAD of LiveBinders for grade levels, subjects and other technology topics. Amazing!
Dianne Krause

Welcome | Teaching Copyright - 2 views

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    "EFF's Teaching Copyright curriculum was created to help teachers present the laws surrounding digital rights in a balanced way. Teaching Copyright provides lessons and ideas for opening your classroom up to discussion, letting your students express their ideas and concerns, and then guiding your students toward an understanding of the boundaries of copyright law. "
Dianne Krause

Instructional Strategies Online - 1 views

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    "Instructional strategies determine the approach a teacher may take to achieve learning objectives. Five categories of instructional strategies and explanation of these five categories can be found within this site. Instructional methods are used by teachers to create learning environments and to specify the nature of the activity in which the teacher and learner will be involved during the lesson. While particular methods are often associated with certain strategies, some methods may by found within a variety of strategies. A sampling of instructional methods with accompanying explanations are presented in this website."
Dianne Krause

Mathalicious - 2 views

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    "At Mathalicious, we believe that math isn't something to learn, but a tool to learn about other things. Our mission is to help transform the way math is taught by providing you with the best, most meaningful and most relevant math content available. Our lessons are aligned to traditional state standards but, unlike most content, emphasize conceptual understanding through engaging real-world applications."
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