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untitled Content Curation ToolsJennifer Moss2014-05-13T14:38:01+00:00 What is Content Curation? As instructors, we are all information curators. Modern web tools make it easy for both students and instructors to contribute online discoveries to class conversations. How can I use Content Curation in My Class? Instructors are using online content curation tools in the classroom to: create group activities.organize and disseminate new content as a sort of digital handout to students in online and flipped classrooms.collect and share professional reading materials with students.foster discussion about current events.encourage students to become both content creators and curators.connect to experts outside class and to the world knowledge base.critique information available on the web.teach students to curate social students gain credibility and exposure.keep track of online research efforts.create reading students gain access to the ‘collective intelligence’ of the Internet.

Kindergarten Crayons Home Adventures in Nonfiction: A Guided Inquiry Journey ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview From Theory to Practice These activities provide a foundation for using nonfiction resources for developing and answering questions about gathered information. back to top In Literacy at the Crossroads Regie Routman reminds us of the importance of "a greater use of multiple texts in reading instruction," to include not only narrative texts, but informational texts as well. Further Reading Routman, Regie. 1996. Cunningham, Patricia, and Richard Allington. 1994.

edWeb: A professional online community for educators The Nerdy Teacher Just Science Now Guided Inquiry The following standards-based lesson plans—from the Beacon Learning Center—provide practical classroom applications of guided inquiry. Elementary School Lessons Roll On Structured Inquiry lesson on Force and Motion. Middle School Lessons Animals in Research—Right or Wrong? KINDERWORLD GaTechTeach : Inspired by @thenerdyteacher...

The Solution | EPIC Online Equipping students with the Four Keys The Four Keys More than a decade of research has led David T. Conley and his research team to develop the Four Keys to College and Career Readiness. Students are ready for college and career to the degree to which they have mastered each of these Four Keys. The keys are Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Key Learning Skills and Techniques, and Key Transition Knowledge and Skills. For more information, please select one of the keys. Key Cognitive Strategies (KCS) are the ways of thinking that are necessary for college-level work. KCS include: formulating hypotheses and developing problem-solving strategies, identifying sources and collecting information, analyzing and evaluating findings or conflicting viewpoints, organizing and constructing work products in a variety of formats, and monitoring and confirming the precision and accuracy of all work produced. Go Deeper: learn more about the Key Cognitive Strategies KCK includes: Download Dr.

Yammer Yammer is a freemium enterprise social networking service used for private communication within organizations. Access to a Yammer network is determined by a user's Internet domain so that only individuals with approved email addresses may join their respective networks.[2] The service began as an internal communication system for the genealogy website Geni,[3] and was launched as an independent product in 2008.[4] Microsoft later acquired Yammer in 2012 for US$1.2 billion.[5] History[edit] David Sacks, one of the co-founders of Yammer Adam Pisoni, one of the co-founders of Yammer, in 2013. By April 2010, Yammer CEO Sacks claimed that Yammer revenue was doubling every quarter, but would not disclose revenue figures for 2009 beyond describing it as "seven figures." On July 24, 2014, Microsoft announced that Yammer development was being moved into the Office 365 development team, and Sacks announced that he was leaving Microsoft and Yammer.[14] See also[edit] List of social networking websites