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Bill of Rights Institute: Prohibition Resources Download. Bring the people, places, and history of the Prohibition Era alive with these new interactive lessons.

Bill of Rights Institute: Prohibition Resources Download

In “The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” your students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal. They will use their new knowledge as well as their drawing skills to get classmates to identify and define key terms in a game of Prohibition Pictionary. Finally, they will learn about the roles of historical figures from the era by taking on their identities for a dinner party. Use any or all of these hands-on, modular activities to teach this important part of our history.

These lessons were developed in partnership with the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia for their “American Spirits” exhibit. Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen. There are a variety of overarching themes in Common Core–’integrate technology into classroom inquiry’, ‘encourage collaboration and sharing in student work’, ‘use technology to prepare students for college and career’.

Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen

Each of these could take weeks to wrap into classwork, but there’s one organic tool that accomplishes all three of these while fulfilling a fourth recurring Common Core standard required at all grade levels: Publish student work. Look at this (credit: NGA Center and CCSSO: This vertical planning is typical of Common Core where grade-level standards are built from core constructs and scaffolded off prior years. What may not be obvious is that accomplishing these goals often requires little beyond what is already being done, just tweaked in a slightly different way. Use ‘publishing’ as an example. Here are exemplars of ‘publishing’ that can be used across grade levels. Create a story in an online storymaker like Storybird. Follow me. 10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo. This is a guest post from Vance Kite, a science teacher at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina.

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Introduce yourself to Vance or follow him on Twitter at @Lab_207 In the summer of 2011, I was sitting in a professional development institute in preparation for starting a new position. At the beginning of the session, the facilitator asked us to create an account on Edmodo and to join a group for the session. I won’t say that the clouds suddenly parted and trumpets began, but it would also be a gross understatement to say that Edmodo changed the way I run a classroom.

SAMR in 120 Seconds. Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process. "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant.

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. " - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Best of 2013 So Far...Create Video Quizzes With Blubbr. 10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning. The following post was co-authored by EdTechTeacher’s Beth Holland & Tracy Sockalosky.

When we think about the tools and resources that benefit all learners, certain key attributes come to mind: multiple modalities, scaffolding, communication, collaboration, and support. While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 strategies to maximize the learning possibilities through creative uses of All Things Google . 1. Google Docs At its most basic level, Google Docs provides students with a foolproof means to access their work from any device. Literacy Centers: Getting Started. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Literacy Centers: Getting Started

If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning. By Justin Reich Imagine walking up to a stream.

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

On the far side lies our ideal learning environment — student-centric, inquiry-based, resource-rich — our Someday. A series of stepping stones indicates a way across. These are our Mondays; achievable objectives interspersed across a torrent of new technologies, practices, and theories. This Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around educational technology. In this four-part series, we are using the Someday/Monday concept to explore four dimensions of using tablets, such as iPads, in educational settings. For centuries, a central role in education has been the creation of new content as a representation of understanding. Seymour Papert, the developer of the LOGO computing language, begins his landmark book Mindstorms with a story about gears he played with as a child.

Read Alouds and Short Text Recorder. 16 May There are some teacher tools that have changed my instruction immensely and this is one of them!

Read Alouds and Short Text Recorder

iPad uPad wePad; Going 1-1 at St Oliver Plunkett. A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to St Oliver Plunkett to be a part of their 1-1 iPad rollout to the very excited Year 6 class.

iPad uPad wePad; Going 1-1 at St Oliver Plunkett

Led by their fabulous teacher librarian, Ann-Marie Furber and fearless class teacher, Brooke Maguire, with consultation from the very dedicated and talented Education Officer Learning and Teaching Technologies, Danielle Carter, the Year 6 class participated in a series of workshops in order to develop their skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices. Cannon Hill Feb 2013 <p>JavaScript required to play <a hreflang="en" type="video/mp4" href=" Hill Feb 2013</a>. </p> Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013. Science 360 by the National Science Foundation Level: ALL (grades K-12)Platform: iOS Website Science 360 is a science and engineering news app designed to engage the user in visual explorations through photos, videos, and text.

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013

There is new content added weekly by scientists, engineers, and the National Science Foundation. Teachers can email image and videos to integrate into lesson planning. Tip: Have students explore Science 360 for possible science project ideas and explore current science in the news. Initiative and a $15 iTunes Card.

"Wa'sup Lisa?

Initiative and a $15 iTunes Card

", asked Tyler. "Not much. What's up with you? " "I just got a $15 iTunes gift card from my grandma for getting good grades on my report card last semester. " Lisa said, "That's cool. Tyler said, "Maybe. Making Thinking Visible via Explain Everything and Google Drive (Toolkit Tip) -Lessons Learned. Tutorial: iPads, Google Drive and Explain Everything. The iPad Pedagogy Wheel. One question that often arises is how can I use this nice shiny iPad that you have given me to support teaching and learning? In a previous blog post I talked about assessment and the importance of deeper and higher thinking skills. I mentioned in that post that using Bloom’s Taxonomy is one way of getting teachers to think differently about the type of questions they are asking of their learners.

When designing activities for learning, a taxonomy such as Bloom’s provides a framework that reminds of us how if we are to see learning taking place the types of thinking that needs to happen. What the Padagogy Wheel does is provide ideas to learners (and staff) the kinds of apps that can support the different kinds of thinking and learning across Blooms. Keynote. 25 Ways To Use The iPad In The Classroom By Complexity - Should my class blog, tweet, Google App, Moodle, Desire2Learn, or Edmodo? Arrghhh!!! Do you want to use social media, web 2.0 tools, and/or a learning management system for your class or course program? Do you feel overwhelmed with the absurd amount of choice, and those ‘techie’ annoying types that make you feel like a Super Noob?

I’m hoping this post can help you out. Every year around this time I reflect on the tools and spaces we’ve been using throughout the year. Will we use them again? Using Voice Comments with Google Docs for End of the Year Projects by @CTuckerEnglish. I had a “just in time” professional development moment thanks to Jennifer Roberts and her video titled “Docs Voice Comments.” I wanted to share it with other educators as I know many of us are planning end of the year projects, assignments, and written pieces. These culminating assignments are incredibly time consuming to grade.

I also wonder how many of my students carefully read the comments I make on these pieces since they get them back just as the school year ends and summer break begins. Lastly, these end of the year projects are finished products, so covering them with comments or editing directly on them may not be the most effective way to provide feedback. Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Porfolios. Editor’s note: Kathy Cassidy is the author of a new book from Powerful Learning Press, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades. During a recent webinar (free archive here), Kathy shared many ideas from Chapter 5 of the book, “Using Blogs as Digital Portfolios.” The webinar was rich in content and full of great discussion — so much so that there simply wasn’t time for Kathy to share her thoughts, in depth, about where formative and summative assessments might fit into this digital blog/portfolio model.

So we’ve asked her to write this article. Much as she does in her eBook, she’s included short videos, useful downloads, and links to other valuable resources. ~ John Norton. Great Video Tutorials on Creating Textbooks Using iBook Author. BioBook, A Gates-Funded iPad Textbook, Would Create A Free Database For Customized Learning. Since the launch of the iPad, colledge educators have been seeking an inexpensive alternative to paper textbooks that could leverage the collective knowledge of teachers and students. With a $249,000 grant from the Gates Foundation's Next Generation Learning Challenge, Dr. Daniel Johnson of Wake Forest University and education technology firm Odigia might have found it. Step-by-Step: How to Create a Collaborative Class eBook  

Previously, I have published the following posts about creating eBooks: The Student Guide to iPads and iOS 6. I have bookmarked over the last couple of months 5 great iPad eBooks that I will be sharing with you in a separate post probably next week, However the title I have included here today can not wait any longer.This is a practical guide to help both teachers and students learn more about iPad and iOS 6 from the basics to the more sophisticated features. This eBook is completely free so you can jump right in and start downloading it. 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts. We all want to get the very best out of our devices!

7th Graders Publish Their Own Textbook. Mac Life wrote an article titled Super 7th Graders Publish Their Own eBook to the iBookstore. Great Tutorial on How to Create your Own eBook on iPad. Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History. A high schooler's reading history infographic. Thoughts on iPad Fluency and Workflows  How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher. More reasons to love iPad with iBooks Author. How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning. Notetaking Apps - a comparison of some popular ones.

The Reading and Writing Apps Collection by Elizabeth Espinoza. Workflow-ipads. Create a Narrated Slideshow on an iPad with Haiku Deck and Explain Everything. Create a Narrated Slideshow on an iPad with Haiku Deck and Explain Everything. Collaboratively Create an iPad or Android Magazine. 8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad. The Best Education Apps (iOS) IPad Apps That Support Literacy - Google Drive. Google Books. 15 Presentation Apps for the iPad. Great Sites and Apps For History Teachers - pd. Logitech intros wired iPad keyboard especially for education market.

iPad in Education. iPad Productivity. iPad Classroom. How to Use the Google Drive iPad App to Create Student Portfolios. 12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn. Pixlr Express Plus – A Fantastic Image Editing iPad App. iPad Apps Classified by SAMR model.

Reaching Different Learning Styles With The iPad. iPad and Education – No Longer A Debate! Multi-Year iPad Deployment At UC Irvine Med School: The Results Are In. 5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) iPad in Education. How to Save Web Pages as PDF Files on the iPad & iPhone. iPads In The Classroom: The Right Questions You Should Ask. iPad Microscopy. iPad Lessons / ipad-workflow-solutions-for-educators by jonathanwylie via Slideshare. iPad in Education. iPad in Education. A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher. iPad in Education. Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code? - Lauren Goode - Product Reviews.

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