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A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 9, 2015 Not having enough time to read a long article? Too LongDidn’t Read (TLDR) does the job for you and provides you with a condensed summary of the main ideas of the article. We more. reading tools

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Newsela Brings Leveled Current Events Articles to iPads

Class Tech Tips

Newsela is now available for iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) and makes it easy for students and teachers to locate leveled news articles. Newsela’s new iOS app lets readers find “just-right” current events articles. Read Article → The post Newsela Brings Leveled Current Events Articles to iPads appeared first on Class Tech Tips. When you open up Newsela.

? Teacher Favorites: 20 MiddleWeb ELA Articles


Each of these 20 English Language Arts-oriented articles (dating back to 2012) has enjoyed thousands of reads since it was first published at MiddleWeb. Articles ELA Favorites argumentative writing better writing close reading group work media literacy poetry reading aloud six word memoir skimming socratic seminar supplementary texts text sets vocabulary whole novels writing with technolog

Total War: Wrestling with a Scholarly Article


In Sarah Cooper's never-ending effort to reach beyond textbook basics, she sometimes asks students to read a selection from a scholarly journal article or popular history book. Carefully sharing a JSTOR piece on Sherman's March helped students grasp "total war.". Sherman


Using Your Kindle Tablet App and Chrome 'Send to Kindle' Extension to Read Web Articles

The 21st Century Principal

Having a Kindle means I don''t have to lug around stacks of books or articles to read. One of these options are Chrome extensions that make getting web articles to your Kindle or in your Kindle app almost as easy as clicking on a button. You find an web article you wish to have access in you Kindle document library. Here''s how they work. Select the task you desire.

10 Digital Citizenship Articles You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top digital citizenship resources according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: 19 Topics to Teach in Digital Citizenship–and How. Teach Digital Citizenship with … Minecraft. How to Teach 3rd Graders About Digital Citizenship. How the Internet Neighborhood is Like Any Other Community. Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts. What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying.

12 Most Popular Education Articles of 2011 via Teach Hub


Click Here to Check out 12 Amazing Articles from 2011. education articles teach hub

Update from An article, a post, an opportunity, and a reading celebration

Reading By Example

Check out an article I wrote for EdTech K-12 , on how to use this social media tool for better professional learning: How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning. Having trouble navigating Twitter? I also want to point out an excellent post written by our school’s social worker, Barb Bondioli. This was published on the Center for Courage and Renewal Blog. Take reading quizzes.

When Students Curate Current Events Articles


A MiddleWeb Blog One of my favorite activities to help students understand the richness of the news is also one of the simplest. I often do it at the beginning of the year, but you could do it... Current Events Future of History curation current events middle grades rich discussion Sarah Cooper weekly current events


TIME For Kids Classroom App for Interactive Current Events Articles

Class Tech Tips

You may know TIME For Kids from their classroom magazine and now their Classroom App makes it easy to view current events articles on a tablet. Students can access multimedia including video, photos, maps, and other interactive… The post TIME For Kids Classroom App for Interactive Current Events Articles appeared first on Class Tech Tips.

Responding to @alicekeeler’s article on memorizing math facts & @joboaler’s book #mathchat


Below are my thoughts in response to Alice Keeler’s I turn 40 next month and, for pretty much my whole life, I have felt dumb. I’m not. Alice Keeler’s post really spoke to me. I’m not a fan of memorizing *anything* in math. I know not everyone agrees with me on this one, but this is how I feel. I never could memorize anything. I still can’t. Like Alice Keeler, I was terrible at timed math assessments in elementary school. It caused me major stress and made me question my math ability. I did the whole thing, along with all the assessments, and totally rocked the class.

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. 10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class. Zap Zap Math–Clever, Robust Math App for K-6. Celebrate Pi With Your Students. How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields. 32 Websites to Support Math Automaticity in K-5.

10 Skills Modern Teachers Need


Articles Featured How To Online Learning Tools classroom digital tools edtechteacher featured Professional Development teachers technology tips for teachersFor educators to thrive in the classroom and navigate these and other modern difficulties, teachers must have certain skills that their predecessors didn't. The post 10 Skills Modern Teachers Need appeared first on Edudemic.

Online Learning - Myths and Realities -- an article, an interactive report card, and the full report

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Came across this fascinating article by Edudemic this morning: The Biggest Myths (And Realities) Of Online Learning Here''s the extremely cool interactive Report Card (which might take a little while to load) Check out the full report: 2012 Digital Learning Report Card. Getting Smart adds the backstory behind the infographic. Definitely food for thought.

NY Times article discusses engagement and gamification

Ascend Math

Last week, the New York Times ran an article on Kahoot, an online quiz system from Norway being played in some schools. The article is well worth reading for its smart discussion of “engagement” and “gamification.”. The article, by NY Times reporter Natasha Singer, also made mention of Ascend Math. These are two subjects near and dear to my heart.

My article for Teach Primary Magazine 


The article was about a range of tech tools that make assessment a whole lot easier. Please subscribe to Teach Primary Magazine to view the full article. I recently wrote for Teach Primary Magazine. Tagged: afl , assessment , edtech , education , online quizzes , teaching , teaching ideas , tech tools , technology.

My article for Teach Primary Magazine: Teaching Using Virtual Reality.


The article explains how to use virtual reality in the classroom. Please subscribe to Teach Primary Magazine to view the full article. I recently wrote for Teach Primary Magazine. Tagged: classroom technology , edtech , education , Google Cardboard , teachers , teaching , teaching ideas , tech ideas , tech tools , virtual reality , VR , Youtube 360.

Writing Article About Virtual Labs for Major Publication – Want to be Featured?


I’m doing research for an upcoming article for a major higher education periodical about the use of virtual labs in higher education. Are You Using Virtual Labs in Your Classroom? I’ll be. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Miscellaneous Tools and Topics digital labs in higher education researching virtual laboratories virtual labs in college university virtual labs laboratories in higher education virtual labs research

Most Read Articles on Ed Tech Guy from past week

Educational Technology Guy

Here are the most read posts from the past week: And don''t forget to check the posts on Friday.They don''t always have time to become the most read, but there are usually some good ones there (and of course check out all of the articles on the site). Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. I''m recovering from injections to my back for my herniated discs and relaxing this weekend. Monday is graduation and Tuesday is the last day of school. One trip is to Philly, which we fell in love with at ISTE last year.

3 Ways to Encourage Ownership of Learning


Articles Student Voice & Choice Barbara Blackburn student choice student leadership student ownership student voiceUltimately, teachers have the final say in the classroom. But when they share some ownership with students, they create a true community of learners and reap benefits for themselves. Expert Barbara Blackburn shares three ideas about building student ownership.

18 New York Times Articles You Should Read Before You Turn 18

Educator Innovator

Four members on the spring Student Council for our partner The New York Times Learning Network curated a list of the best 18 articles on education, happiness, and social awareness that provide advice to youth entering adulthood. “We chose these 18 articles from The Times by first individually sifting through the paper and its archives and picking pieces that resonated. Read the full article at The Learning Network. ” By Jamie Gleklen, Jonathan Looi, Alex Schwartz, and Cooper Veit. Interested in finding out more?

Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News


Articles Media Literacy 2016 Presidential election analytical skills fake news Frank Baker Frank W. Given social media’s popularity as a news source, writes media literacy expert Frank Baker, it’s critically important that students gain the insight and the analytical skills to distinguish fact from fiction. Baker media literacy media literacy lesson planning Snopes social media

My article for Edutopia: Engaging Students Through Google Maps.


I recently wrote an article for Edutopia. Click here for the full article. It was about ways Google Maps can be used to inspire students in lessons. Have you used Google Maps in lessons? How did you get on? Let me know by commenting below. Tagged: edtech , educational technology , edutopia , GAFE , Google , Google Maps , lessons , teaching , tech , technology.

Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism


Articles Featured For Students News Social Media apps featured helping students online tools twitterRecent studies have confirmed a sharp increase in narcissism in the past decade that corresponds with the proliferation and increased use of social media. The post Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism appeared first on Edudemic.

My Article For The TES: How to… Overcome classroom technophobia.


I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Click here to view the full article. It was about my experience of technophobia as a teacher and how I overcame it. Have you experienced technophobia? Let me know by commenting below. Tagged: edtech , education , learning , teaching , technology , technophobia , TES.

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?


Articles Featured News Social Media Tools Trends featured guide humor student engagement twitterThe rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. How does that effect writing skills? The post How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning? appeared first on Edudemic.

10 TED Talks for Educators in 2017


Articles Tools Trends Updates Videos edtech featured student engagement technology tools web toolsTED Talks are short, informative, and often eye-opening talks given by leaders in their fields addressing all kinds of challenges. Many TED Talks are given by leading educators, or at least have important messages related to the field of education.

With Flexible Grouping We Can Reach Every Kid


Articles Differentiation Amber Chandler co-teaching differentiated learning differentiation effective grouping flexible teaching grouping techniques middle school teaching strategiesWhen students are busy learning, staying in a single group is stifling.

How I Finally Figured Out Collaborative Writing


Articles Collaborative Writing 21st century skills Amber Chandler Amber Rain Chandler collaborative writing google docs grading group work teamwork working in groupsDespite her strong commitment to 21st century collaborative learning, Amber Chandler admits she'd "always held back from allowing my students to work together on their writing." Would everyone be engaged? Could it be graded?

8 Ways Middle Schools Can Build College/Career Readiness


Articles College and Career Ready college and career readiness college visits courses high expectations high school course credits middle school middle school careers education principal Robert Messia role models school presentations

Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?


Articles Featured For Students Tools Trends classroom classroom technology common core edtech featured learning online learning online tools resources toolsDetermining which concepts will be permanently left by the wayside is a challenge for many educators. What is becoming obsolete in the classroom? The post Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

Teaching Students Good Digital Citizenship


Articles Featured For Students Social Media Trends classroom technology helping students tips for teachersInstilling the principles of good digital citizenship can help students become smart, responsible, and respectful members of their online communities. The post Teaching Students Good Digital Citizenship appeared first on Edudemic.

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future


Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014. Articles Edudemic Favorites Featured Popular 21st century 21st Century Learners featured global education We believe this information is still highly relevant, but we wanted to update it with the latest thinking. To do that, we invited writer Michael Sledd to take the reins. Education has traditionally focused […]. The post The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future appeared first on Edudemic.

The 6 Characteristics of Effective Praise


Articles Praise appropriate Barbara Blackburn effort expectations independence positive praise sincereMost educators use praise in their classrooms. However, students can interpret praise positively or negatively and teachers need to know the difference. Author and consultant Barbara Blackburn looks at six characteristics of effective praise that can motivate students to strive and thrive.

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom


Articles Tools Trends classroom technology debate digital tools edtech featured technologyUsing technology in the classroom is one of those issues that makes it easy to be a fence sitter. It’s difficult to be 100% for the use of educational technology all of the time, when there are so many convincing arguments against it. Most teachers find a happy medium with technology—it’s useful in some situations, […]. The post The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.

My Article For The TES: Five Time-Saving Tech Tools For New Teachers.


I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement about ways for new teachers to save time by using technology. Click here for the full article. Tagged: edtech , education , teacher technology , teacher workload , teachers , teaching , tech , tech tools , time saving. education edtech teacher technology teacher workload teachers teaching tech tech tools time saving

First Aid for Burnout: Avoid Toxic Traps


Articles Teacher Burnout instructional partners Jenny Rankin positive teaching teacher burnout teacher support teacher working conditions toxic trapsTeachers have lots of justifiable reasons to complain about their jobs, says author-educator Jenny Rankin. But "loving your work and experiencing peace and success on a daily basis are certainly within your reach."