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Future - How much is ‘too much time’ on social media? #LikeMinded A special series about social media and well-being This month, BBC Future is exploring social media’s impact on mental health and well-being – and seeking solutions for a happier, healthier experience on these platforms. Stay tuned for more stories, coming soon… Share your tips for a happy life on social media with the hashtag #LikeMinded on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Describing yourself as ‘a social media addict’ doesn’t usually inspire concern from other people. Quests Getting StartedOur quests are shared via a viewable Google Drive folder. Within the folder, you'll find a series of resources, numbered in the order they should be arranged, for example, "1 - Twitter: What is Twitter?" precedes "2 - Twitter: The Power of Twitter Search" and so forth. In the event of a branching progression option, quests will be identified with numbers and letters, for example, "2a - Game-based Learning: Rethinking Failure" and "2b - Game-based Learning: What Kind of Gamer Are You?"Be sure to keep an eye on this space as we'll be sharing more content in the future!​

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment. Why has authentic assessment become more popular in recent years? When can it best serve assessment needs?

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb. She tapped her professional learning network of educators, teaching all grades and located all over the country, to share their favorite tech tools. “A year ago people felt like it was this new thing that was so overwhelming,” Luhtala said, “and now it really seems much more comfortable.” Educators have become proficient with their favorite classroom apps and are getting more creative with using them to achieve teaching goals.

The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts If you’ve got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you’re ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean, of course, the world of active learning through digital scavenger hunts. In this hunt, students are tasked with finding a particular physical object, person, or place and have to use technology to track it down. Note: an ‘online scavenger hunt’ usually implies that you’re hunting around online and not physically with classmates. For the purpose of this article, I’m focusing on the physical version I’ve dubbed ‘digital scavenger hunts’.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!" I clicked on the "CC" button underneath the YouTube video, and the closed-captioning appeared at the bottom of the screen. Suddenly, all my students were looking at the screen with wide eyes, eager to watch the video. In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. Though my English learners were the initial reason I starting using closed-captioning on videos, I soon realized that students with special needs also benefited. Nimbus - Welcome to Nimbus Capture! To get started, you could watch two videos telling you about the basic features of Nimbus Capture How to capture screenshots? How to record video (screencasts)? How to Create Screenshot There are 3 ways to capture your screen:

Pricing Why different pricing for schools/districts and individual teachers? School and district purchases of MasteryConnect include special reporting features as well as multi-user management features. With individual teacher purchases, pricing reflects the possible variation in numbers of students for a single teacher.

Techie Tues – Jenny Hansen’s Top Ten OneNote Tips – K.B. Owen, mystery writer Welcome to Tuesday Terrific, where we celebrate getting over the Monday hump and picking up speed for the rest of the week. I am SO excited (somebody pinch me!) to have the ever-fabulous blogger/tech guru/writer/overall-great-gal Jenny Hansen here today! Small Business Innovation Research SBIR Success Stories: Mindset Works Product Description:

Students can all log in and work through a variety of problems. As a teacher, you can see what their answers are all together or on an individual basis. (Similar to Kahoot but provides feedback on the mistakes and their work.) by bddelaney Jul 11

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