Chrome Can: Meme Creation and Educational Use

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Watch this great TED Talk titled “More than just a Meme” | Emily Sands | TEDxSantaClaraUniversity” Why Memes in the Classroom. So, how can I use memes in my classroom? Memes are easy to make and can add some fun to your classroom. What are memes?

Technology and Capstone Courses

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These include slide presentations, graphic organizers, infographics, ebooks, video presentations, websites, whiteboard app creations, graphic novels, blog posts, ePortfolios, podcasts, coded applications, digital art, video games, and VR world creations.

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

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At the height of the buzz around MOOCs and flipped classrooms three years ago, Bridget Ford worried that administrators might try to replace her introductory history course with a batch of videos. Looking through a collection of teaching portfolios by her colleagues helped reassure her that she could redesign her course while preserving what worked about the classroom experience.

Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher

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Teachers can get caught up in the day-to-day parts of the classroom and forget to take time to consider whether or not they’re teaching effectively. I find that in my classroom…everything that I do connects to everything else that I do,” said Wilson. Homework, assessments, projects.

4 Powerful Ways to Implement Class Blogs – From Jennifer Carey

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Blogging is a popular activity in classrooms today because it allows students to share their writing with a broader audience and teachers to communicate with parents. Here are some great ideas and applications for class and/or individual student blogs that you can explore in your classroom.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

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With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. We’re already innovating in our classrooms and schools; why not make sure we’re carrying that same thinking forward into the ways we communicate with parents and foster the camaraderie and support that benefits everyone. Create ePortfolios. Flipping the Classroom.

Teaching with the Growth Mindset

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This article was modified and published by EdScoop. Over the last three years, she has led dozens of professional development sessions all of which have impacted the way that educators communicate learning through eportfolios. Teaching to the middle—most teachers don’t want to do it.

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

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Each unit typically includes a couple Zaption videos for everyone to view, and for each reading level, three to eight books and two to four articles. Units for younger students might include more read aloud content while units for upper elementary or middle school students might focus more heavily on articles or reading parts of non-fiction texts. In addition, ReadWorks is a fantastic repository of fiction and nonfiction articles at different Lexile levels and topics.

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

Each unit typically includes a couple Zaption videos for everyone to view and, for each reading level, three to eight books and two to four articles. Units for younger students might include more read-aloud content while units for upper elementary or middle school students might focus more heavily on articles or reading parts of nonfiction texts. In addition, ReadWorks is a fantastic repository of fiction and nonfiction articles at different Lexile levels and with varying topics.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

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Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e Booktrack Classroom - A excellent site/app for adding a soundtrack to student''s writing. News-O-Matic - A terrific free mobile app designed to bring 5 Common Core aligned articles to students.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, September 10th at 4pm ISTE: Integrating STEM Learning Tools in K-12 Classrooms , presented by Paula Leach, Mano Talavier and Stephanie Playton of Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP). Are you overwhelmed with the idea of integrating STEM tools in the classroom? We’ll talk about how to choose STEM learning tools and how to use them to meet your classroom needs. This recent article , written by Amy S.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The classroom experience of ICT in ELT will be reviewed and showcased. Join Common Sense Media to learn about resources for teaching digital citizenship in the iPad classroom. Check out the article here.