CommonLit-Free Informational And Literary Texts For Any Classroom

The Web20Classroom

CommonLit is a growing library of over 500 literary and informational texts for students in grades 5-12. You can also search by lexile range it you have that information for your students as well.

Article for the online journal, Globally Informed

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for a journal. It was entitled: BRINGING GLOBAL STUDENTS TOGETHER THROUGH VIDEO-CONFERENCING. In it, I talk about my use of ‘Mystery Skype’ in lessons, which allows my class to collaborate with other learners in different countries.

Wisconsin Information Technology Infrastructure Grants

Kajeet Extracurricular

The State of Wisconsin approved funds to expand broadband Internet for students outside the classroom through the Information Technology Infrastructure Grant.

Cultivating Informed Citizens with Listenwise

Catlin Tucker

The more informed our students are about the world around them, the less likely they’ll be duped by fake news stories. The audio recordings effectively weave the information into a story that is both interesting and informative.

Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information.

TeachThought - Learn better.

Everything else is just information.” Everything else is just information. “Learning is an experience. ” by Terry Heick There is an essential–and essentially human–movement in learning–a point where something transitions from other to self. It starts with recognition–an awareness of that thing. A formula, process, skill, or idea. Then there’s analysis. What is this thing? And evaluation? What is its worth? […].

Five Dangers of Data-Informed Student Nudging

Edsurge

Lead by vice president of student affairs Michael Chavez, the college was using a predictive analytics platform from Civitas Learning to inform a. These examples are two sides of the same coin: two institutions employing the use of data-informed nudging—the behavioral economics practice of implementing minor design changes that affect individual behavior—to address retention and student success. In 2016, leaked email exchanges from Mount St.

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Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Symposium is a collaborative effort of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), CUE, Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL).

Three New & Useful Resources About Information Literacy

Larry Ferlazzo

Here are three new additions to my very lengthy The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More : Fake videos are on the rise. © 2017 Marco Verch , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio.

Can a New Approach to Information Literacy Reduce Digital Polarization?

Edsurge

Plenty of people are talking about the importance of information literacy these days, and many educational institutions see it as part of their mission. Those situations are hardly equivalent, he says, but can make it easy for information consumers to simply throw up their hands. He stresses that the goal is not to just establish that some experts are always right and others wrong, but to give students the tools to judge information on a case-by-case basis.

Informal Education & 21st Century Learning – A “Montana to Rice” Combination

P21 Blogazine

At the San Francisco 49ers, we strongly believe 21st Century learning skills and informal education are a natural and perfect pairing.

College students and information overload

NspireD2

Most Americans like their choices in today’s information-saturated world. But 20% feel overloaded, and there are stresses for those with fewer pathways to the internet or who feel they are expected to do too much information gathering. That’s how the Pew Research Center summarized its recent findings on Information Overload.*

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Informal STEM Learning Has Big Positive Impact

MiddleWeb

Informal STEM learning – whether it's after school, in summer settings, or at home – is a major factor in getting adolescents on a path toward STEM careers.

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Teaching Digital Literacy: Resources to Help Students Validate Online Information

Class Tech Integrate

Also known as Information Literacy, Digital Literacy is an important component of what is known as Digital Citizenship. I often hear teachers say, "kids are so lucky now, they can just search for the information they need on the internet.

Hurricane Information Index: 50 Resources To Stay Safe During Hurricanes

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Hurricane Information Index: 50 Resources To Stay Safe During Hurricanes appeared first on TeachThought.

Critical Analysis and Information Literacy

Edutopia

Judy Willis MD Brain-Based Learning Teach students to evaluate what data needs to be gathered, what characterizes fact versus opinion, and where to find the most current and useful information

Keeping Actively Bilingual Makes Our Brains More Efficient at Relaying Information

Digital Promise

The neurons in our brain have two distinct anatomical features: their cell bodies, where all the processing of information, thinking and planning happens, and their axons, which are the main avenues that connect brain areas and transfer information between them.

Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Edutopia

Duke Media Literacy Using a six-point strategy, teachers can help students learn about responsible web research by assessing the validity of most information that they’ll encounter online Nell K.

Archiving Information in a Digital Age

ProfHacker

The Internet Archive’s “Wayback Machine” is an essential resource for anyone who wants to find information that used to be available online but that has disappeared or to find how a particular webpage has changed over time, perhaps because information was deleted or added. (

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Bartleby - free books, lit and reference information

Educational Technology Guy

The materials, both books and reference information, are categorized by reference, verse, fiction, and nonfiction. Bartleby is a site that contains a huge amount of literature and reference books online, for free.

Curation of Information: Harnessing the Beast of Ubiquitous Information

Tech Helpful

That left me thinking about the overwhelming need for curation of information in today's world. Today as I was sick in bed I found myself digging around the internet looking for information on some topics I've been pondering and I came across this video that was uploaded in 2007.

Sending parents useful information about attendance, course progress has big effects, social scientists find

The Hechinger Report

Experiments that send parents useful information by text have been found to increase student attendance and reduce course failures dramatically. Parents get so little information and so little of what they get is useful,” Rogers said.

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Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

It has some interesting information and insight into some technology trends, including Flipped Classrooms, BYOD, storytelling and more. The Open University''s annual ''Innovating Pedagogy'' report has just been published.

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The Information Revolution Is Real

There is no box

This post on twitter got me thinking this morning: "The real revolution is not technology, it is information." The video quality is bad and the tech is pretty hilarious, but to me, it is still one of the best examples of the dramatic shift in how we interact with information that is currently underway. How many schools are actually preparing kids to be successful in a new post information revolution world?

The Information Revolution Is Real

There is no box

This post on twitter got me thinking this morning: "The real revolution is not technology, it is information." The video quality is bad and the tech is pretty hilarious, but to me, it is still one of the best examples of the dramatic shift in how we interact with information that is currently underway. How many schools are actually preparing kids to be successful in a new post information revolution world?

Let @MindMaple help you share information using beautiful, colorful, & organized diagrams

Kleinspiration

In the beginning, I use them a lot to model different ways to organize and track thoughts and information. create diagrams graphic organizers mind map Mind Maple MindMaple online graphic organizers organize information planning

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How scholarship websites sell students’ information to colleges and publishers

The Hechinger Report

Tabitha Lymburner, who provided her personal information to what she thought was a government-run college scholarship website. No pesky essay or academic or extracurricular information required. That information may not get sold just to one company, but to a bunch of companies.”.

How Can We Create Credibility For Informal Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How Can We Create Credibility For Informal Learning? appeared first on TeachThought. Learning

One Gut Check and Four Steps Students Can Apply to Fact-Check Information

MindShift

When evaluating web sites and searching for information online, the researchers said, “fact checkers arrived at more warranted conclusions in a fraction of the time.” Get to the original source to understand the trustworthiness of the information.

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Librarians: Information literacy is a must-have skill

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This article is Part 2 of our 3-part series on information literacy. Nearly half of librarians in a recent survey said their libraries do not advocate for information literacy as much as they should.

Experts: 5 elements for a winning, data-informed district

eSchool News

Data, data, data. Most school leaders know how important data is to every part of a district’s operations, from bus routes to PD and student achievement. But sometimes, capturing and interpreting that data proves challenging.

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How Data Can Help Inform K–12 Decisions

EdTech Magazine

By Elizabeth Combs Use research tools to determine the next course of action in schools. Business Intelligence Data Analytics

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How to Buy Smart: Creating Well-Informed Consumers of Educational Interventions.

Leadership Lounge

How to buy smart: creating well-informed consumers of educational interventions.

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Who Controls The Flow Of Information In Your Classroom?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Who Controls The Flow Of Information In Your Classroom? appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher General

Information Underload and OER Leverage

iterating toward openness

I started to post this as a comment on Mike’s amazing essay Information Underload , but I’m going to put it here instead. I suppose you could think about it from an information foraging perspective as well. Read Mike’s whole piece – it’s worth it.

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7 resources for much-needed information literacy skills

eSchool News

Fake information is everywhere online. As today’s students grow up in a digital world, they must learn information literacy skills if they are to effectively evaluate information sources and become truly informed.

Let kids make informed decisions about real things in the real world

Dangerously Irrelevant

Give kids the freedom to make “informed decisions” about things they care about, real things in the real world, things that probably aren’t in the standards or on the test, and we’ll get a lot farther down the road to preserving what’s left of this experiment in democracy.

How Schools Can Respond To The Age Of Information

TeachThought - Learn better.

How Schools Can Respond To The Age Of Information by Terry Heick We really all should have seen this coming. The information used to be here, and there, and over. The post How Schools Can Respond To The Age Of Information appeared first on TeachThought.

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Engage Students in Informed Decision Making

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

With access to an abundance of online resources, students can become informed decision makers and stakeholders in their own learning. The ThingLink Teacher Challenge this week asked educators to explore the use of an interactive image for informing and collecting feedback from an audience.

Collaborative Digital Information Projects

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In the Spring, we will be working on Homer''s The Odyssey and Shakespeare''s Romeo and Juliet, both of which are heavy with historical information. In the past, I''ve divided students into groups and they would research a topic and then later jig-saw to share the information.

Beyond ESSA: How to use your data to make informed decisions

eSchool News

They had troves of information about students stored in their student information system, a data storage warehouse, and Excel spreadsheets on various administrator’s computers. The deadline has passed for states to submit final Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans.

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