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27 Sep

This Is How Google Recommends You Stay Safe Online | Edudemic

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The Internet can be a scary place. There are people on the web who are looking to take advantage of you for their own personal gain. There. I said it. These people are likely looking to confuse or convince you that they are someone you should be sharing important information with. In an effort to …

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24 Sep

Storyline Online Update

I haven’t checked out Storyline Online for a while and I was interested to see if there was anything new. I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of new books.

If you don’t know about Storyline Online you’re in for a real treat. It features popular children’s books read by SAG actors. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation also provides terrific activity guides for most of the books. Currently there are 27 books on the site. The site is totally free but you can make a donation if you wish.

Readers include: Karan Brar, Betty White, Haylie Duff, Rita Moreno, Esai Morales, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Anette Bening, Al Gore and many more. 

21 Sep

The power of YouTube in the classroom - Mark Anderson’s Blog

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Mark shares tips and ideas on how to use YouTube in the classroom.


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19 Sep

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events

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Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events http://t.co/pfCNNOiXFM

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19 Sep

Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership

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Parent-teacher conferences are a great time for the adults in a child’s life to get on the same page about the student’s educational journey at school and at home.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Parents



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19 Sep

How to adjust video size on Skype group calls

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The Skype Community is a place for asking questions and getting answers about Skype. I pop in there often to see what kind of questions users ask frequently that I can answer in a post like this. In this post I’m going to delve into one of those questions: How to control the separate video streams…

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19 Sep

10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google

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13 Sep

The Science of Storytelling

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Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can’t make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing….


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12 Sep

Classroom Activities: In Praise of Old-School Board Games

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Classroom Activities: In Praise of Old-School Board Games

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12 Sep

Best Teacher Jokes to Start the Year

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Best Teacher Jokes to Start the Year

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11 Sep

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic

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Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom. We’ve heard …

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09 Sep

Microsoft in Talks to Buy 'Minecraft' Maker for $2 Billion

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05 Sep

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

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TedX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

  1. Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.
  2. Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
  3. Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.
  4. Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.

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Good to know.


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29 Aug

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

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How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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29 Aug

ASCD Webinars - Free Professional Development

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Free professional development online all of the time.


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Archive of their free professional development webinars. Nice resource for PD.


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