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A Must Know Google Scholar Tip for Researchers and Educators

September, 2014<br>Similar to Google Alerts I covered in an earlier post, Google Scholar also has an "alert" feature that allows users to keep updated …

RT @gregwhitby: RT @KyleneBeers: Three critical questions students should keep in mind--any subject, any grade--when reading NF: http://t.co/coxeaB9XXm

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How Do We Define and Measure "Deeper Learning"?

To deconstruct the definition of deeper learning further, the researchers came up with what they call three domains of competence: <b>cognitive</b>,</b> …

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Resources by Topic:<p>Internet Safety and Cyberbullying<p>Classroom strategies to fight cyberhate include not supporting or reinforcing it, reporting it, …

RT @mbteachers: Perfect for reminding your students—and yourself about good digital citizenship. Via @venspired #digcit #mbedchat http://t.co/lmqt0e9e0Q

Make the Most of the Maker Movement

In other words, Studio H students learn by making. In the process of applying core concepts to real-world challenges, they develop a designer's eye …

How to Set Up Digital Workstations

Erin Klein<br>Tuesday, December 3, 2013 <br>Read on for nine simple steps for setting up workstations in your classroom! This post is packed full of …

Teaching With YouTube

<b>Teaching With Video: 9 Tips For Teaching With YouTube</b><p>by <b>Marlon Gallano</b><p>Let’s face it, times have changed.<p>The way we learned in school by sitting at a …

Teaching with Digital Media

Why use digital media in education?<p>Evidence* has shown that using digital media in the classroom can:<p>Watch this short video by PBS for an overview. …

Education Technology

8 Tips from Kindergarten Teachers

Ever wish you could have a cup of coffee with your child's kindergarten teacher and get the inside scoop? We asked eight kindergarten teachers around …

Teaching

Learning to Count, Counting on Learning

If someone asked you what "counting" means, you might say that it means being able to say numbers in order: <i>one</i>, <i>two</i>, <i>three</i>, <i>four</i>, <i>five</i>....<p>It's important that children know how to do this, but it's actually not a math skill -- it's a memory skill. Being able to recite the words for the numbers in order …

4 Examples of Personalized Learning in K-12 Education

We all learn differently. What if we honor our differences by empowering teachers and challenging students with the specific tools they need to …

Teaching

School Twitter Account (Part 1)

Does your school have its own Twitter account? If yes this series of coming blog posts may give you some extra ideas for making use of it. If no we …

Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet

When you find a picture online that would be perfect for your project, it's hard to know whether you're allowed to use it. Follow this flow chart to …

Digital Citizenship “Pathway”

Today I am sharing a framework from WRDSB to consider digital citizenship and literacies in the K12 environment.<p>~Mark<p>Advertisements

How to Remove Sent from my iPhone from Your Email Signature

The default iPad and iPhone signature in iOS Mail is "Sent from my iPad" or "Sent from my iPhone." But while some people may be happy to declare what device they are using at the bottom of every email they send, others prefer to provide other information, such as the name of the sender and …

Private Student Portfolios - Teacher Tech

I like to have students create a website as a place to post their work. There may be issues of having students publicly post their work to the …

Oversharing - Digital Citizenship - Kids Internet Safety

Digital Citizenship

Twitter for Digital Citizenship

On Friday I read this article, published in the local Leader Newspaper. The article was based on a complaint made by an older sibling of a student at …

Blogging in a Primary Classroom–With Only One iPad!

Many primary teachers who only have access to one iPad in their classroom assume that there is very little they can do to make that iPad useful for …

Programming project comes to primary schools

<b>Volunteers have kicked off a project to set up after-school clubs that teach young children how to programme computers.</b><p>Called Code Clubs, the sessions will aim to instil the basics of computer programming into children aged 10-11.<p>The clubs will be built around practical hands-on tasks that will …

BuzzFeed Changes Its Name To BuzzFaux

Nope, the media company is not parodying itself. It’s selling soup.<p>“BuzzFaux” sounds like the name of a Twitter account that parodies BuzzFeed. And it is. But, as the logo on its homepage indicates, BuzzFeed itself started using the name before its satirist did.<p>The reason BuzzFeed altered its own …

Branded Content

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is …

For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

Silicon Valley companies big and small are racing to create the latest in wearable tech — from now-familiar fitness trackers and smart watches to 3-D printed rings that serve as public transportation passes and smart shirts that measure your heart rate and movement.<p>As in any new field of …

Why Did Google Decide To Split Inbox From Gmail?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Marat Ryndin is a UX/visual designer, writer and app/tech/soccer/music junkie. He worked for Google and various startups and climbed to Everest base camp.</i><p>A couple of years ago, right around the time Google’s Gmail team decided to start working on a standalone email app — the recently …