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Because the World Is Changing, So Are the ISTE Standards for Students | LFA: Join The Conversation – Public School Insights

May 13, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Source: www.learningfirst.org

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How to Determine Website Credibility

May 13, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

This rubric inspired by a presentation on EasyBib takes you through a short but effective checklist for determining website credibility.

Source: globaldigitalcitizen.org

Establishing website credibility is important for all research projects. This site provides helpful steps for establishing the validity of a website

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The Top 10 Ed-Tech Tools Suggested by Teacher Experts

May 7, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

There are lots of great ed-tech tools out there, but which ones should you use in your classroom? To narrow down the choices we asked teachers who are ed-tech experts for their best recommendations.

Source: blogs.edweek.org

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3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson ~teachthought

May 7, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

“While technology is an important part of the education equation, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Teachers play a bigger role than ever in developing an engaging well-rounded curriculum, though integrating technology into the mix presents its own unique set of challenges. Many teachers have been reluctant to replace their print materials due to cost and dissatisfaction with the available digital options. According to the MDR 2014 State of the K–12 Market Report, there’s a growing demand for solutions that improve teaching and personalized learning and educators are willing to consider new instructional models.

“So, how do we build an engaging curriculum based on the components of critical thinking, while incorporating technology into the mix – without sacrificing the basics? Here are a few simple tips to integrate technology into almost any lesson.”

Source: www.teachthought.com

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21 Educational Apps Approved By Teachers – InformED ~ by Saga Briggs

May 6, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tired of reading the same old list of recommended apps? We’ve curated twenty-one fresh ones for you here, and you won’t find Dropbox or Evernote among th

Source: www.opencolleges.edu.au

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Shamblesguru on Twitter ~ by Chris Smith

May 6, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Differences Between Meerkat and Periscope http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/vstreaming/ … #video #streaming pic.twitter.com/tab7uIRoE9

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom ~ TeachThought

May 6, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

“Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.

“It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now.

“So below are (at least) 60 thing you can do with Google Classroom. We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own.”

Source: www.teachthought.com

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50 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Promote Your Book

May 6, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

If your an author looking for more ways to promote your book, then we have solutions. We’ve gathered 50 of our best ideas to help you promote your book online and offline. Easy!

Source: authorunlimited.com

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Quote of the day from Sir Kenneth Robinson

April 24, 2015 by · No Comments · Blogs and Opinions

I number of years ago, I helped out on a low budget independent film. I remember someone accusing the film makers of being “wannabes”.  Don’t we all start out as wannabes?  If you are engaged, as Paul McCartney points out, the ambition grows, you learn more and you practice more. I can’t help but think that the job of a teacher is to encourage and nurture the engagement that leads to the ambition to learn. What will engage us is different for everyone of us.  Sir Kenneth Robinson passes on some wisdom from Paul McCartney.  I found this on Larry Ferlazzo’s “Websites of the Day” site.  Larry’s site is a great resource for all educators.

 

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SafeShare.tv

April 20, 2015 by · No Comments · Blogs and Opinions

Safeshare.tv is a service that allows you to convert a YouTube link so that the viewer only sees the video. The up next list that normally appears to the right of a YouTube video is not visible.  While that list is useful for finding similar videos, often the featured video are not school appropriate.  Bottom line is that safeshare.tv eliminates all distractions and shows just the movie you wish to watch or show. The service is legal.  It also offers a download option and the video can be shared in a multitude of ways.  This is a very useful tool for teachers who want to show or share a video without the usual YouTube distractions.

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