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Popplet (app and web)

Popplet (app and web)
Description Popplet is the simplest tool to capture and organize your ideas. With Popplet you can quick jot down your ideas and sort them visually. Apple has featured us in "Tools for Teachers", "New and Noteworthy", "What's Hot" and "Get Stuff Done" Popplet is great for school and for learning in the classroom and at home. Students use Popplet to think and learn visually. Popplet is also great for work and for generating ideas in the office or on the go. With this version of Popplet you can have as many Popplet boards as you would like on your iPhone or iPad. + Study: School Projects, Class Notes+ Explore Ideas: Brainstorming, Mindmapping+ Plan Projects: Diagrams, Process Charts + Collect Inspiration: Mood Boards, Scrapbook, Travel Plans Key Features: These are additional features if you sign-up and create an 'online' account: + 10 free 'online' boards accessible through a web browser at Ability to collaborate with other Popplet users on your online boards ...More by punjiba

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers 14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for that function is like using a race car to go to the grocery–a huge waste of potential. In an upcoming post we’re going to look at better use of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom, but during research for that post it became interesting how many variations there are of the original work. While a handful of the charts below only show aesthetic changes compared to others, most are concept maps of sorts–with graphic design that signifies extended function (power verbs), detail (clear explanations), or features of some sort (Bloom’s Taxonomy tasks by level). The follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy!

iTooch Elementary School view in App Store iTooch Elementary School offers some great practice and efficient testing for Common Core Standards in language arts, math and science for grades 3-5 as well as fifth grade health. iTooch Elementary School provides practice for language arts, math, and science concepts in grades three through five, as well as fifth grade Health. There are ten packages of subject- and grade-specific questions that can be tested for free on two levels, and expansion packs that can be acquired as in-app purchases to add additional levels of difficulty and new concepts in each area. Revenge of the Oligarchs The Federal Reserve has a messaging problem. Having repeatedly prepared the world for an interest rate rise they suggested was around the corner, policymakers at the U.S. central bank are now bending over backwards to attempt another graceful about-face. It’s not working.

Education, the Brain and Common Core State Standards Understanding even the basics of how the brain learns -- how people perceive, process and remember information -- can help teachers and students successfully meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This initiative aims to establish a relatively standardized knowledge base among all students, alleviating the background knowledge gap. It's designed to promote critical, divergent thinking, equipping students with information relevant to the real world and the ability to use it.

The FunWorks This Web site is about careers. Not just the interesting ones other people have, but the ones YOU can have. Don't know where to start? Well, dive right in and: EXPLORE many different areas, not just the ones that seem obvious THINK about what you enjoy. Language Empires view in App Store Language Learning is an outstanding application to help students in elementary and middle school practice critical language skills in both oral and written forms. Language Empires is a comprehensive language and communication program suitable for students in elementary grades and some in middle school. It will also be useful for remedial students in high school.

The Arab World’s Challenge The fact that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet – a group of four organizations that played a key role in Tunisia’s attempts to build a pluralistic democracy after its 2011 revolution – demonstrates how important inclusive policies are to the building of a strong democracy. Despite major differences between its secular and religious forces, the Tunisians were able, in three short years after the revolution, to agree on a constitution that ensured a place in society for all groups – upholding the peaceful rotation of power, granting full rights to women and ensuring protections for freedoms of speech and belief. So far, Tunisia has been a rare exception in the region. In Egypt, exclusionist policies by both Islamist forces and so-called liberal secular forces have meant the country is still mired in a deep economic crisis and political stagnation.

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 Students have the opportunity to use mind mapping and brainstorming stories.  Students can keep journals, notes and lists of their readings.  Stories can be put in diagrams and charts for visual learners. by gamsdf1977 Oct 22

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