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Technology Summer Camp Remember summer camp? The adventures, the friendships, the challenges, the mosquito bites? Well, when you think of professional development, bandanas, s'mores, and campfire songs might not be the first things that come to mind. HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY INTO THE 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM – PART 1: WEB TOOLS Today, there are many websites, tools, and resources that are readily available to us through the WWW. In order to introduce these applications to our students and implement them into our classrooms, we need to know where to find them and how to use them. As educators we already know that every child learns differently, so providing various means to give our students the opportunity to express what they know and to use their imagination through innovation has become part of 21st century teaching, which every teacher should practice. The New Way of Learning infographic by the Adidas Group gives us hints about why and how we should transform learning: Even if they aren’t familiar with technology and consequently don’t feel comfortable with it, each teacher should give it a try to transform teaching and learning as it is worth doing.

'Open' Education & Training Resources for Healthcare There are now a tremendous number of high quality 'Open' Education & Training resources and tools that major healthcare provider organizations, universities, colleges, and medical schools ought to seriously consider exploring. These include 'open source' software, 'open access' materials (textbooks, journals, etc.), 'open data', 'open communities', and much more. To get a quick overview of the many 'Open' Education & Training tools and resources available, take a few minutes to look at the COSI 'Open' Education & Training web site or COSI 'Open' Health IT Training page. The following are links to selected 'open source' Education & Training software products and tools we recommend you check out: The following are links to selected 'open access' education & training web sites, resources, publications, and more: * Also check out the video playlists on the Open Health IT Channel on YouTube.

5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning Flipped Classroom Page 2 of 2 5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning Office Mix Minecraft for Educators Starts January 26, 2015 The course will introduce you to Minecraft and MinecraftEDU, setting up your own server, Managing classes, creating context and subject specific materials and contain example lesson and curriculum plans for you to use. Our course is for anyone who is interested in using Minecraft on your platform of choice to help others to learn. TAKE A TOUR: LEARN ABOUT UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING Take a Tour was developed by CAST in collaboration with the IDEA Partnership and through the generous support of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Background Information About UDL Do you want to learn more about UDL?

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance. Web Tools for Teachers: Digital Storytelling There are a lot of great digital storytelling tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do: Animoto– Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom. Its powerful features can be used to create stunning presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text. Capzles– Create rich, multimedia experiences with videos, photos, music, blogs and documents.

The Zen of Coloring There's a NEW! feature in our Library Media Center Makerspace area! It's Coloring! Zing! - School Edition What Does My Free Zing Account Include? Personalized Learning Package Upgrade Only $10 a year Assign specific books to individual students, small groups of students, or an entire class Send personalized messages to individual students or an entire class Add your own eLearning teaching points to any Zing text Access a full suite of real-time data and reporting Assigning Books Promo Tools for sharing thinking Teachers and students have access to an impressive set of tools for sharing ideas and making thinking visible. The old model of calling out answers to questions has certain limitations and while it remains the mainstay of many classrooms new options allow for a mix of options. Some of our goals are to provide our students with appropriate wait time or think time and to ensure the voice of even our most introverted students is heard.

An Introduction to Google Spaces - BetterCloud Monitor For desktop: To create a space, go to Google Spaces and click Create a Space. Name it, and then you can send out invitations to the space. You can send out the link by copying it, emailing it directly, or sharing it via Facebook. Spaces also has a mobile app. How to Use the New Version of Padlet Last week Padlet introduced a revamped version of their online corkboard tool. The core functions of Padlet are still the same, but the user interface has changed a little bit. The primary changes are in the way that you customize your Padlet boards. In the video that is embedded below I provide an overview of the new version of Padlet.Padlet as a simple blogging platform: Padlet walls can be arranged in free-form, grid, or stream layouts.

Mosquitoland - Penguin Teen Accolades for Mosquitoland: “Arnold proves his worth as a top-notch storyteller on his first literary go-round, which is reminiscent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off if done by John Hughes with Jack Kerouac. . . Mosquitoland stings in all the right places, which is why it will no doubt be many teenagers’ new favorite book and win over the crustiest old-timer, too.” —USA Today “David Arnold combines brio with compassion in this captivating first novel, which holds surprises, big and small, right to the end. . . Illuminating” —The Washington Post

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