7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Adminstrative Tools, Flipped Classroom, Professional Development | Posted on March 13, 2014

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7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development is an article from Getting Smart blog which gives school administrators some ideas on how to improve their school meetings.

Front Row Math

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Algebra, Math Resources, Videos | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Front Row Math has dozens of online math videos and content for student mastery.  Front Row comes with hundreds of videos custom-tailored to provide your student with the right help at the right time. Unlike videos you might have used before, their videos are extremely short and right to the point, ensuring the student can pay attention and gets help on the specific problem she is facing.

Here is a great blog post from the Kleinspiration Blog on using Front Row Math in the classroom.

Haiku Deck

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Photography, Digital Storytelling | Posted on March 13, 2014

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You may be familiar with the Haiku Deck iPad App which is great to use for developing presentations.  What you might not know is there is also a web application.  Check it out at Haiku Deck.

Planet Nutshell Math Videos

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Math Resources | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Planet Nutshell Math Videos is a channel on the this video creation site where teachers can find creative ways to introduce math concepts.

Television Tunes.Com

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Storytelling, Music | Posted on March 13, 2014

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TelevisionTunes.Com is your one stop place on the web to find any theme song you can imagine.  Might be fun in music class or even in language arts classes to go along with digital storytelling.

Answerables

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Gamification | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Answerables is an online virtual world game designed exclusively for students.  There is a short video describing the game and also information for parents and teachers about online safety.

3 Online Coding Games for Students

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Coding, Gamification | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Here are three online tools to help students learn computer coding.

Code Monster

Game Maven

Code Maven

6 Tools to Edit Photos Without Installing Software

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Photography, Digital Storytelling, Photo Editing | Posted on March 13, 2014

Have you ever needed to quickly edit a photo to post online but don’t have the correct software on your device.?  Here are some great solutions from the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning blog:  6 Web Tools to Edit Photos Without Installing Software

Core Standards.Org

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core | Posted on March 13, 2014

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The Core Standards.Org web site has recently received a redo and has some terrific resources for the classroom teacher including a section on explaining the CCSS to parents.

Comparison of Cloud Storage Solutions

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Cloud Computing | Posted on March 13, 2014

 

This chart gives a nice comparison of the pros and cons of the various cloud storage solutions.  Check it out on the Assorted Stuff Tech Blog.

Padlet

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Blended Learning, Common Core, Desktop Publishing | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Padlet is a free web tool that allows you to create a wall on any topic.  Ideas include:
teaching,       wishing friends,       noticeboards,       bookmarking,       discussions,       brainstorming,       notetaking,       quizzes,       planning events,       making lists,       watching videos,       collecting feedback

This would be a great classroom tool for summative assessment.

Guide to Infographs in the Classroom

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Infographs | Posted on March 13, 2014

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The wonderful Kathy Schrock has published a very thorough guide to using infographs in the classroom including samples, places to create, and ideas for use.

Addressing the Common Core with the Use of Infographs is another page on the Kathy Schrock site.

Here is a another Guide to Using Infographs in the classroom.

5 Tools for Creating Educational Infographs

Teaching with Infographs – Places to Start from the New York Times.

This Livebinder by C. Shinn  has dozens of resources for Infographs in Education.

This article from Learning Lift Off highlights where you can find educational infographics on just about every subject, from history, math, and science, to art, literature and world languages.

Visual.ly is a great site to use for creating infographs.

Piktochart is another infograph creation tool.

Institute in a Box has a good article on using and creating infographs.

70 Tools And 4 Reasons To Make Your Own Infographics is an article from Edudemic.

Why Should Teachers Use Infographics is another article from Edudemic with resources.

 

 

 

FETC 2014 Videos and Sessions

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Conferences, Teaching Strategies, Technology Help, Technology Trends, Videos | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Even if you were not able to attend FETC14, here is a complete list of videos and presentations posted on the Tech the Plunge Blog by Jeff Thomas.  Here is the link to most of the conference sessions.

App Smashing

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Apps for Learning | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Ever heard of App Smashing?  This is merely the idea of taking the functionality of more than one App and combining to create a digital project.  This site has a video and ideas on how to make this work in your classroom.

Bad Maths

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Math Resources | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Bad Maths is a web site on Flikr that shows photographs of math mistakes from around the world.  Could be a great bellringer or activating strategy for a Common Core math task.

10 Great You Tube Channels You Don’t Know About

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Videos, You Tube | Posted on January 9, 2014

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10 Great You Tube Channels You Don’t Know About from NCCE Blog

This really is a good list with some unique finds – check it out.

Resources for Sochi Winter Olympics

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Odds and Ends | Posted on January 9, 2014

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NBC Official 2014 Winter Olympics Site

One of the Official Sites to the Sochi 14 Games - Here you can find descriptions of each sport as well as a link to local culture.

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics – Sport by Sport is a link to ESPN

Team USA Official Winter Olympics Site

Winter Olympics Activity Village for Kids

Teacher Vision Resources for 2014 Winter Games

Sochi 2014 ABCs

Winter Games Lesson Plans

Teachers First Resources for Sochi Olympics

Olympic Torch Space WalkOlympics.Org Official Site of the 2014 Winter Games

Kids News Article on Sochi Medals Containing Space Rock

New York Times Photographic Pregame to the Olympics

CNN Official 2014 Winter Olympics Site

Livebinder on Russian Culture has links to language, customs, culture, and foods.

 

Mathigon

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Math Resources | Posted on January 8, 2014

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Mathigon

Dive into a colourful and engaging world, discovering some of the most exciting and curious mathematical ideas. Using interactive games, animations and countless illustrations, advanced mathematics becomes accessible to both children and adults.

Topics range from fractals to infinity, prime numbers, game theory, group theory and quantum mechanics.

Addressing the CCSS with the Use of Infographics

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Infographs | Posted on January 8, 2014

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Addressing the CCSS with the Use of Infographics is a nice resource from Kathy Schrock.

Snowman/Winter Interactive Whiteboard Resources

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Holidays, Interactive White Boards | Posted on January 8, 2014

 

Snowman/Winter Interactive Whiteboard Resources is a nifty little Livebinder with seasonal resources.

10 Reasons Edmodo is an Excellent Educational Platform

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Edmodo | Posted on January 8, 2014

 

10 Reasons Edmodo is an Excellent Educational Platform Great article.  We have Edmodo in Loudon County district and it is an exceptional platform for teaching and learning.

nRich Math Resources

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Math Resources | Posted on January 8, 2014

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nRich Math Resources

NRICH aims to:
  • Enrich the experience of the mathematics curriculum for all learners
  • Offer challenging and engaging activities
  • Develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Show rich mathematics in meaningful contexts
  • Work in partnership with teachers, schools and other educational settings
For teachers of mathematics, we:
  • Offer FREE enrichment material (Problems, Articles and Games) for all ages that really can help to inspire and engage learners and embed RICH tasks into everyday practice.
  • Help to promote RICH thinking in classrooms by offering on-line and face-to-face support at Primary and Secondary level.
  • Deliver professional development courses and workshops in rich mathematics.
  • Help teachers to think strategically about ‘next steps’ and progression in problem solving.

10+1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Common Core | Posted on January 8, 2014

 

10+1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging is a great article on the Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension blog about the benefits as well as “how tos” of student blogging.

Get the Math

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Algebra, Common Core, Math Resources | Posted on January 8, 2014

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Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers.

11 Free Online Typing Programs for Students

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Keyboarding | Posted on January 8, 2014

 

11 Free Online Typing Programs for Students (from Richard Byrnes Free Technology for Teachers blog)

This is a list of some of the best free typing programs for students.  With online Common Core testing looming, this provides keyboarding practice for students.