Thursday, November 24, 2016

Here are some practical ideas for using videos for learning. Courtesy of ASCD Smart/Brief

Educator uses video for student-led learning
Social studies teacher Kelly Grotrian in this commentary writes about the promise of video-based questions for engaging students and giving them more control during learning. She discusses a process that involves embedding videos and questions in Google Forms.
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Ideas for using TED Talks in class - Here is a great resource not everyone uses. It is free. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Ted-Ed enables educators to incorporate TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube videos into classroom lessons in a variety of ways. Math, science and social studies are among the range of topics available in TED-Ed's public lessons library.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ideas for teaching close reading on devices - courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Teaching students to use close-reading strategies for digital texts has become
 necessary as more online versions of textbooks, educational materials and state assessments are being used, said Devin Hess of the University of California at Berkeley History-Social Science Project. Strategies include using Google Docs to outline and highlight texts that support students' writing and discussions.
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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Here is a great opportunity to help evaluate how technology is used in your school. The report is very insightful. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Education Dept. invites schools to test new tool

District- and school-level administrators can test a new tool developed by the US Department of Education to help measure the success of education technology in schools. The Ed Tech Rapid Cycle Evaluation Coach tool will be available to all schools beginning in January.
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