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# Do well on standardized tests Be able to read for pleasure Learn for the sake of learningDigital Citizenship Education
Microsoft (free) curriculum; suggested for grades 8-10 but can be adapted to middle school; explores issues surrounding fair use and digital citizenship.
The Digital Citizenship and Creative Content program is a free, turnkey instructional program. The goal is to create an awareness of the rights connected with creative content. Because only through education can students gain an understanding of the relevance of and a personal respect for creative rights and grow to become good digital citizens.home | WaSP InterAct Curriculum
* WaSP InterAct is a living, open curriculum based upon web standards and best practices, designed to teach students the skills of the web professional. Adapt and reuse our resources. Contribute your own content and ideas. explore the curriculum »
"WaSP InterAct is a living, open curriculum based upon web standards and best practices, designed to teach students the skills of the web professional. Adapt and reuse our resources. Contribute your own content and ideas."
Announced at SXSW, this is the curriculum that the Web Standards Project has been working on. Education, education, education.
"Tagged Standards Learning"Pupils to study Twitter and blogs in primary shake-up | Education | The Guardian
The rise of digital new mediums comes with the death of old media and in this example, history. This is becoming a major shift in educational approaches. We see the digital age having a great effect on the new generations. We see mobiles and laptops in the school bag, rather than the textbook or the calculator. And in this article we see the average student to have '"fluency" in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spell check alongside how to spell...' A revolution has started, and i wonder where it'll live us!
Proposal that children learn familiarity with blogging, podcasting, Wikipedia & Twitter as sources of information and communication
Use of web2.0 in schools
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Primary school curriculum in UK under review. "Children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication. They must gain "fluency" in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spellchecker alongside how to spell."
British children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war under proposals to overhaul the primary school curriculum.The File Cabinet / FrontPage
resources for teachers on MANY different topics
Tiene todo lo de la Web 2.0Welcome | Teaching Copyright
teaching copyright fair use
"EFF's Teaching Copyright curriculum was created to help teachers present the laws surrounding digital rights in a balanced way. Teaching Copyright provides lessons and ideas for opening your classroom up to discussion, letting your students express their ideas and concerns, and then guiding your students toward an understanding of the boundaries of copyright law."
There's a lot of misinformation out there about legal rights and responsibilities in the digital era. This is especially disconcerting when it comes to information being shared with youth. Kids and teens are bombarded with messages from a myriad of sources that using new technology is high-risk behavior. Downloading music is compared to stealing a bicycle — even though many downloads are lawful. Making videos using short clips from other sources is treated as probably illegal — even though many such videos are also lawful. This misinformation is harmful, because it discourages kids and teens from following their natural inclination to be innovative and inquisitive. The innovators, artists and voters of tomorrow need to know that copyright law restricts many activities but also permits many others. And they need to know the positive steps they can take to protect themselves in the digital sphere. In short, youth don't need more intimidation—what they need is solid, accurate information
EFF's Teaching Copyright curriculum was created to help teachers present the laws surrounding digital rights in a balanced way.
from EFF. Youth CurriculumDirectory of Educational Resources on the Web
this bookmark brought from the different place.Overview | Teaching Copyright
"[A] detailed, customizable learning plan to help educators raise interesting questions about copyright, technology, and law . . ." -- About
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This curriculum is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills.100 Terrific Cheat Sheets for K-12 Teachers | Teaching Degree.org
Cheat sheets have a bad rap as a way for students to succeed on tests without actually knowing the information, but now it’s time for them to have a more positive place in education. Cheat sheets can offer a succinct way for students to study their lessons and provide an excellent boost to what you are already teaching them in class. Cheat sheets can provide helpful information for teachers too. Browse through this selection to find cheat sheets for a variety of subjects.ALA | AASL Best Web sites for Teaching and Learning Top 25 Award
Great resources for techy educators!
Web tools for instruction.Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education | Video on TED.com
TED Talks Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.Backward Design
What is "Backward Design?" A process by which constructivist and inquiry theories support student learning. Using the principles of backward design, teachers focus first on learning goals (understanding goals). These are based on the transferable big Ideas that give the content meaning and connect skills and facts. And this is what educators want their students to have developed at the completion of the learning process.
Backward design begins with the end in mind: What enduring understandings do I want my students to develop? How will my students demonstrate their understanding when the unit is completed? How will I ensure that students have the skills and understand the concepts required on the summative assessment?
excellent site, steps, FAQ
Much information about reading and writing, includes ideas for thematic units and essential questions.Alberta Assessment Consortium - everyday assessment tools for teachers
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username: teachers password: masterHow to Keep Kids Engaged in Class | Edutopia
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Ten smart ways to increase classroom participation. Article from Edutopia
When students let their minds drift off, they're losing valuable learning time. Here are ten smart ways to increase classroom participation.
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Great quiz- many topics. Good for ethics
A fantastic resource on digital literacy... very well thought out with some thought provoking questions/analysisCeeVee - quick & painless résumé management
Create, Organize and Share your complete curriculum.
Helping teachers organize and share their curricula.What Should Colleges Teach? - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com
A few years ago, when I was grading papers for a graduate literature course, I became alarmed at the inability of my students to write a clean English sentence. They could manage for about six words and then, almost invariably, the syntax (and everything else) fell apart. I became even more alarmed when I remembered that these same students were instructors in the college’s composition program. What, I wondered, could possibly be going on in their courses?
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With the popularity and ubiquity of writing online, there’s a new demand for web writers. If you’re studying to become a web writer, blogger, or copywriter, there are lots of courses that can offer you the education you need. Read on, and you’ll learn about 50 awesome open courses for web writers.
50 siti per imparare a scrivere, gratisFrom Andragogy to Heutagogy
This paper suggests there is benefit in moving from andragogy towards truly self-determined learning. The concept of truly self-determined learning, called heutagogy, builds on humanistic theory and approaches to learning described in the 1950s. It is suggested that heutagogy is appropriate to the needs of learners in the twenty-first century, particularly in the development of individual capability.
In something of a landmark for education Knowles (1970) suggested an important change in the way in which educational experiences for adults should be designed. The approach, known as andragogy, contrasts quite sharply with pedagogy which is the teaching of children. This paper suggests there is benefit in moving from andragogy towards truly self-determined learning. The concept of truly self-determined learning, called heutagogy, builds on humanistic theory and approaches to learning described in the 1950s. It is suggested that heutagogy is appropriate to the needs of learners in the twenty-first century, particularly in the development of individual capability. A number of implications of heutagogy for higher education and vocational education are discussedLessons by Grade Level
Social Networking Online Behavior SafetyWorld History For Kids - By KidsPast.com
A free online world history textbook. Brought to you by the KidsKnowIt Network, the Totally Free Children's Learning Network.
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National Educational Technology Standarts
This site is awesome, it even gives the teacher the standards. This site would be useful for the teacher due to the fact it is easy to log on to, very easy to navigate and it provides tons of useful information.Artopia
Artopia is an interactive website that lets students learn more about and interact with different mediums of art virtually. “Students can closely examine important works of art and take part in activities that teach about styles, principles and processes of each art form. They can write about the artworks online, collect art cards in a virtual portfolio and view videos of professional artists at work. Teachers may exhibit their students’ artwork in a virtual gallery and both students and teachers can communicate with other artists in an online message board.” Artopia teaches students about dance, media arts, music, painting, sculpture, and theater. Artopia is a nice addition to any classroom. The site can be used to develop a greater appreciation for the arts. Artopia introduces students to important works of art and teaches them how to think about art. This site would be wonderful for working on critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation.
On the educational website Artopia, students are active learners as they explore the theater, sculpture, dance, music, painting, and mass media. In each area, they meet artists, watch video clips, participate in interactive activities, and critique work
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Artopia is a comprehensive Web-based arts experience designed for middle school students, covering the visual and performing arts. Students can closely examine important works of art and take part in activities that teach about styles, principles and processes of each art form. They can write about the artworks online, collect art cards in a virtual portfolio and view videos of professional artists at work. Teachers may exhibit their students’ artwork in a virtual gallery and both students and teachers can communicate with other artists in an online message board.
from iteachThe Partnership for 21st Century Skills - 2009 MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving Learning & Education
Nearly six years ago, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills released its signature toolkit, the MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills: Milestones for Improving Learning and Education. Today, this toolkit has been revised and updated to reflect new realities and the P21 Framework for Education.
Includes: The MILE Guide Self-Assessment Tool, Implementation Guiding Recommendations, and P21 Framework Definitions (... that spell out expectations for 21st century student outcomes and the necessary support systems at the state and local levels).
2009 MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving LearningAbout - Indiana Standards & Resources
Includes Lesson Plans for grade levels K-8, including assessments, for all subjects.
Indiana Academic Standards
This is the Indiana Department of Education standards page. This page can be very useful if you ever need to find the state's standards in a flash.
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Southern Regional Education Boardopenchemistry | Openchemistry makes chemistry learning content free, open and available to the world.
Maybe, in some alternate universe, I paid attention in chemistry class...
Openchemistry makes chemistry learning content free, open and available to the world.What Makes a Great Teacher? - The Atlantic (January/February 2010)
Utah Education Network's well-designed teacher resource site45 Creative Resumes to Sieze Attention | Inspiration
Are you one of those job seekers who have been sending far too many resumes and been hit with far too many disappointment? The problem may not lie with your qualification or skills set. Employer filters tons of resumes on daily basis, only the outstanding ones get noticed. creative resumes A creative resume is fairly important. Not only it resembles your personality, it also speaks your capability and creativity. Putting more effort and thoughts into creating an impressive resume is definitely worthwhile, as it is usually the first thing any employer sees before flipping through your entire portfolio. Today we want to bring to your attention a collective of 45 creative and beautiful resumes that will definitely impress an employer. Let’s not take any chances to let your dream job slip away (again). Full list after jump. Curriculum Vitae by Jonny-Rocket A CV that probably laid the author the job and great at attracting attention among several hundred applicants. Curriculum_Vitae-byDiscovery - On Board The Titanic
Virtual tour of Titanic
Discovery Channel's Titanic site
take an interactive ride on the titanic.
Glitzy views of the ideas, feelings, and concerns of five passengers on the ill-fated Titanic
This virtual field trip allows students to explore the lives of people aboard the Titanic. To take the trip, students start by selecting one of five characters. Students will spend four or five virtual days learning about the ship and their selected character. On the night of April 15, 1912 they learn who their person is and if they survived. A great tool to teach students about the Titanic and 20th century history.Indiana's Academic Standards & Resources
This site has Indiana's curriculum standards and resource.
Database of over 5,000 lessons and classroom assessments aligned to Indiana standards. These have been selected by teachers.ongoing · The Web Curriculum
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[Found via Coast to Coast Bio] Tim Bray outlines a new CS curriculum that re-focuses on the web as a platform (rather than an individual computer). Under this training, CS students would graduate prepared for the modern challenges of working with big data.
The World Wide Web as a framework for structuring much of the academic Computer Science curriculum.
Viewing the World Wide Web as a framework for structuring part of the academic Computer Science (and Computer Engineering, perhaps) curriculum. Includes a link to "The first few milliseconds of a HTTPS connection" which should be as fascinating as a read.State Board of Education: State Academic Standards
Access point to all the Pennsylvania State Board of Education's "State Academic Standards" -- scroll down to find PDF and MS-Word versions of the standards for "Environment & Ecology" and "Science & Technology"
State Standards used to make lesson plans
This is a link to the PA State Standards10 Free Professional HTML and CSS CV/Resume Templates - Speckyboy Design Magazine
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free home economic lessons
Free lessons for becoming good homemakers.Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Edutopia
Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology - Differentiated Instruction - http://ow.ly/26Jef – nancyrubin (nancyrubin) http://twitter.com/nancyrubin/statuses/17686076065
To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.
Personalize learning via technology-Edutopia
This article discusses integrating technology into the classroom. As schools become more diverse it becomes more important to diversify and personalize lessons. Rubenstein (2010) discusses a South Carolina elementary school that uses a wide array of technology tools. Although having the gadgets available is the first step, using them effectively to create lessons that are productive and engage the students is critically important. Rubenstein (2010) offers 10 tips from Forest Lake's teachers on how to achieve this goal.