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On Flipboard. 7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News. When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also learn about how perspective and bias may affect the information they are reading.

7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News

Teaching these lessons explicitly is critical in this era of “fake” news. “Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free Virtual Classrooms. Legends of Learning is a new site that provides custom-built games organized by learning objectives.

“Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free Virtual Classrooms

Teachers can create “playlists” they want their students to access and then monitor their progress. They only have science-related games right now, but plan on adding more related to other subjects soon. DriveSlides by Matt Miller and Alice Keeler. On Flipboard. 16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom. March 24, 2017 Google announced yesterday that Google Classroom is now open for users without G Suite for Education accounts.

16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom

With this new update Classroom will be available for more teachers and students. We have already published a wide variety of materials, tips and guides on how to make the best of Google Classroom in teaching and learning, check out our archive to learn more. Today. we are sharing with you some of the applications that work with Google Classroom. These apps, featured in Google for Education Products section, will help you add a number of excellent functionalities to Classroom and facilitate your workflow. The Education Technology Dictionary. 20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps.

We have now been Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for three years, and boy, do the students bring it.

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

They bring it all! We have iPads, Surface, iPhones, Droids, Chromebooks, Macs, and PC laptops. Here's my current thinking. Please share yours in the comments section below. Note Taking If students can't find, review, and access their notes or pictures of the board, their mobile note-taking system is useless. Microsoft OneNote In my opinion, the most robust single note-taking app is Microsoft OneNote because it looks just like a traditional notebook. Evernote Evernote is a multiplatform app, but you cannot edit simultaneously. The premium version searches handwritten text so that photos of the board or your notes can actually be found later. eBooks. 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology. 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from Sylvia Duckworth, who took our graphic from alwaysprepped.com (now getalma) post and created the above visual.

7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

It is also sporting a new title, as the “habits of” is a trademarked term. New literacies 21st century position statement. 10 Questions to Ask Before Installing a New Educational App. School leaders don’t have to look hard to find popular educational software applications: Best-of lists written by teachers, technology vendors and industry thought leaders clutter Twitter and the internet at large.

10 Questions to Ask Before Installing a New Educational App

Some schools and districts find these resources helpful, but the wealth of recommendations can lead to choice overload. And because many district leaders lack the technology expertise that would guide them through the selection process, schools often end up with apps that don’t meet the needs of teachers and students. The U.S. Department of Education hopes to solve this problem by creating an online tool that will help decision-makers design a scoring rubric specific to their school or district’s needs. This type of resource would make it possible to base decisions on evidence, rather than “marketing hype or the buzz among a small group of peers,” states a 2015 post on the Education Department’s Homeroom blog. 1. Putting a Focus on Media Literacy in the Digital Age. For K–12 students, there has never been a time in their lives when information wasn’t just a Google search away.

Putting a Focus on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

But does that mean that these digital natives are savvy when it comes to knowing what information to trust? The answer is overwhelmingly no, reports Stanford’s History Education Group (SHEG) in a 2016 study. “Our ‘digital natives’ may be able to flit between Facebook and Twitter while simultaneously uploading a selfie to Instagram and texting a friend,” reads the study. “But when it comes to evaluating information that flows through social media channels, they are easily duped.”

In the study, SHEG asked students in middle and high school to determine if the content was unbiased based on its source — a piece of sponsored content for middle schoolers and a National Rifle Association chart on gun laws for high schoolers. Earlier research revealed similar outcomes. To hone a student’s skepticism, O’Byrne suggests schools reach out and teach this kind of critical thinking.

Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class! Blender.org - Home of the Blender project - Free and Open 3D Creation Software. GreatGoogleDriveAdd-onsforTeachers.pdf. “Spiral” Looks Like A Great Site Where Teachers Can Set-Up Free Virtual Classrooms. Spiral lets teachers create free virtual classrooms where students can create collaborative presentations, view and respond to presentations, and/or watch YouTube videos with easily-created teacher questions.

“Spiral” Looks Like A Great Site Where Teachers Can Set-Up Free Virtual Classrooms

It has other features as well. It seems super simple and, as I mentioned, it’s free. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress. Thanks to TopMarks for the tip. Related. 10 add-ons to Google Classroom you MUST try. Google Classroom’s basic features are powerful.

10 add-ons to Google Classroom you MUST try

Take it to the next level with some add-ons created just for teachers and students. The basic functions of Google Drive and Google Classroom are only the starting point for the innovative and creative uses one can use in the classroom. Alice Keeler, my co-author in our upcoming book Ditch That Homework, proves that again and again. Alice is one of the only people I know personally who codes for fun. (OK, she’s probably the only one I know like that!)