Daily Digital Discoveries 09/27/2014

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Daily Digital Discoveries 06/25/2014

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  • Wiki full of comics that can be used in the social studies classroom and beyond! This wiki is an attempt to help us share resources and ideas – it has taken me a lot of research to find these titles – I have not been able to find any sort of complete “list” of titles that would make it easy – so here we go!

    tags: comics comic socialstudies graphicnovels

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Daily Digital Discoveries 05/24/2014

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  • EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that aims to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet, computers, and free digital literacy accessible to all unconnected Americans. Technology and digital skills are essential to ensure future generations can compete in the global economy and to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. EveryoneOn aims to leverage the democratizing power of the Internet to provide opportunity to all Americans – regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level.

    tags: everyoneOn internetaccess internetsafety

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Daily Digital Discoveries 05/15/2014

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  • “The printables encourage writing and thinking in a quick and fun way. A student’s efforts to complete the printable can then become the first step in writing longer essays, poems or stories on the same subject. The printables also can be used with students enrolled in literacy and English-As-Second Language (ESL, ESOL) programs and provide an educational resource for teaching language arts.”

    tags: printables writing esl writingprompts

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Daily Digital Discoveries 05/14/2014

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  • Rewordify.com helps you read more, understand difficult English faster, and learn words in new ways. Just paste in difficult English (or enter a web page URL) and click the yellow button. You’ll see an easier version, for fast understanding now. You’ll learn what the hard words and phrases mean with our Smart Highlighting. (Click it or tap it.) You’ll read (and teach) better tomorrow with vocabulary lists, learning activities, quizzes, flash cards, and more—that you get instantly, with answer keys—from any block of text you enter!

    tags: reading comprehension

  • Nice Technology scope and sequence for different types of computer skills, tied directly to ISTE Standards.

    tags: scope sequence edtech profesionaldevelopment

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Daily Digital Discoveries 05/08/2014

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  • Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring. At the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this year, Adam Bellow, founder of EduClipper, and Steve Dembo, Online Community Manager for Discovery Education offered a quick run through of some favorite apps. The two educators are early adopters of ed-tech classroom strategies and have a lot of experience with tech integration.

    tags: web tools web2.0 technology web edtech

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Daily Digital Discoveries 05/06/2014

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  • Since its conception more and more teachers from across the globe have used Quadblogging to gain a genuine audience for their learners. Whether you are a Nursery teacher in Nigeria or an University Lecturer in Uruguay, Quadblogging will Quad you and your learners up with three other classes matching your preferences selected in the sign up process.

    tags: blogging quadblogging collaboration edtech blog

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Daily Digital Discoveries 05/02/2014

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  • The difference between students and learners is something we’ve discussed before. On the surface it’s a matter of tone and compliance, but it also has to do with purpose–why are they learning? How much of themselves are invested in the process? And does it lead to personal change, or mere performance?
    So below are 32 habits–or strategies, actions, or behaviors–that can lead to that critical shift that moves students from mere students to learners who are able to think critically for themselves. Key themes? Patience, scale, and perspective.

    tags: professionaldevelopment learning thinkers

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Daily Digital Discoveries 05/01/2014

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  • A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video, stories, presentations–and share them with the world. Just as you’d want others to respect your originality, others expect the same of you when it comes to reusing and remixing their intellectual property. As you create and publish media yourself, please be conscious of how you use the work of others.Here are some guidelines, categories, and tools to consider that will help you as you create, contribute to, and enrich our shared culture!

    tags: copyright creativecommons copyright_friendly creative commons

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Daily Digital Discoveries 04/29/2014

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  • Oftentimes these “professional growth plans” are scribbled out in 15 minute meetings with your principal, then “revisited” at the end of the year as a kind of autopsy. What would happen if we flipped this model on its head? What if instead we created a teacher-centered, always-on, and social approach to teacher improvement? One that connected them with dynamic resources and human communities that modeled new thinking and possibility, and that crucially built on their strengths?

    tags: professional professional development flippedpd flippedlearning

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