Diigo Links (Weekly)

<h3>Here are last week’s posts worth reading:</h3>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/01/appsforholidaycheer/”>30 Apps to Spread and Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” – W.C. Jones December is here! If you’re students are like …</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://ditchthattextbook.com/2017/12/01/how-to-add-hour-of-code-to-your-classroom/”>How to add Hour of Code to YOUR classroom | Ditch That Textbook</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Coding is a skill that opens doors for students of all backgrounds. No matter where they live, what color their skin is, what their gender is or how much education they have, if someone knows how to code, he/she has opportunities.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.gamified.uk/2017/12/01/3-layers-motivation-2018-edition/”>The 3 Layers of Motivation 2018 Edition – Gamified UK – #Gamification Expert</a></p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://classtechtips.com/2017/11/29/google-classroom-spark-video/”>All About Me Projects for Google Classroom (made with Spark Video!) – Class Tech Tips</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of the school year, it’s always a wonderful time to share stories! I’m a huge fan of two powerful school tools, Google Classroom and Spark Video.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://hackeducation.com/2017/12/02/top-ed-tech-trends-fake-news”>Education Technology and ‘Fake News'</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/02/holidayprompts/”>20 Resources for Holiday Themed Writing, Doodling and Conversation Prompts – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” – Helen Keller</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/tools-to-help-students-improve-their.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Tools to Help Students Improve Their Writing</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>The spelling and grammar checkers built into word processors are fine for helping students catch basic mistakes in their writing. To get beyond the basics, students need tools that offer more than just spelling and grammar checking services.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.smartclassroommanagement.com/2017/12/02/how-to-keep-your-students-calm-and-focused-this-holiday-season/”>How To Keep Your Students Calm And Focused This Holiday Season – Smart Classroom Management</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>As the holiday season ramps up, students become antsier. They can feel the midyear break just around the corner.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2017/12/02/impressive-series-of-360-videos-of-new-seven-wonders/”>Impressive Series Of 360 Videos Of “New Seven Wonders” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>I’m a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://pernillesripp.com/2017/12/02/excuse-me-while-i-just-go-innovate/”>Excuse Me While I “Just” Go Innovate |</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>It has been building for a while. This idea that teachers need to “just” innovate more. That we need to break the system, try a new idea every day. That we need to just do more. Just do it better. Just be more. But that little word “just” has s…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.techedupteacher.com/the-expert-in-the-room/”>The Expert in the Room – Teched Up Teacher</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>One of the student-run businesses in my Fair Haven Innovates program is FH Grows. FH Grows is where my 7th graders learn to be entrepreneurs and stewards of the environment while leveraging technology and the Internet of Things to help our gardens g…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/11/30/why-getting-help-for-kids-with-dyslexia-is-difficult/”>Why Getting Help for Kids with Dyslexia is Difficult | MindShift | KQED News</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Dayne Guest graduated from high school in 2016. He had been working construction but quit, knowing that wasn’t what he wanted do with his life. Today Guest’s options are limited because he struggles to read.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/11/distraction-free-youtube-viewing.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Distraction-free YouTube Viewing</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>On Monday night, during How to Teach With Video, someone asked, “what do you do about all the yucky ads on YouTube?” A couple of members of the class suggested ad blocker extensions. I suggested trying Quietube. Quietube is a convenient tool that yo…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.steve-wheeler.co.uk/2017/11/ungoogleable-questions.html”>Learning with ‘e’s: UnGoogleable questions</a></p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2017/11/super-dark-days-advice-from.html”>Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Super Dark Days: Advice from a Meteorologist</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Yesterday was an amazingly dark day. In fact, according to UW meteorologist Mark Albright, it was the darkest day in Seattle (at the UW) since Dec. 8, 2015. For the technically oriented among you, we had .61 MegaJoules per meter square yesterday, wh…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://classtechtips.com/2017/11/28/ipad-apps-for-social-studies/”>20 iPad Apps for Social Studies Classrooms – Class Tech Tips</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>How are you leveraging the power of digital tools in the social studies classroom? This list of iPad apps for social studies classrooms includes a wide range of favorites. You’ll find content that connects students to primary source documents and ga…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/11/equatio-is-now-free-for-teachers.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: EquatIO is Now Free for Teachers</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>EquatIO is a popular tool that math and science teachers like to use for using handwriting, equation and formula prediction, and graphing in Google Forms, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings. The service is provided by TextHelp who also makes the popular R…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://edtechnut.blogspot.com/2017/11/google-classroom-question-feature.html”>EdTech Nut – Kelly Fitzgerald: Google Classroom Question Feature – Instant Small Group Instruction Groupings</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>In Google Classroom, create a multiple choice question for the students to answer. Design the answer choices based on common misconceptions. Post the question for students to answer during the first or last few minutes of class. Using the sort featu…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://ditchthattextbook.com/2017/11/28/7-strategies-to-thrive-at-the-end-of-the-semester/”>7 strategies to THRIVE at the end of the semester | Ditch That Textbook</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>When the semester winds down, it brings its own unique list of challenges. Special programs cut into class time. Absences seem to go up (at least here in Indiana, when cold weather sets in and sickness takes off). Our attention is fragmented and we’…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/11/mindcipher-find-your-next-brain-teaser.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: MindCipher – Find Your Next Brain Teaser</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Solving riddles and other brain teasers can be a fun way to “warm-up” the brain before a brainstorming session or before a lesson on Monday morning. If you use this method, take a look at MindCipher for some new-to-you riddles and brain teasers.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/11/mega-feedback-good-way-to-organize.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Mega Feedback – A Good Way to Organize Feedback</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Mega Feedback is a new tool from the same person that developed Mega Seating Plan and Mega Name Picker. Both of those tools have been popular with readers of this blog and I think that Mega Feedback will become popular too.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/11/27/what-teachers-must-consider-when-moving-to-flexible-seating/”>What Teachers Must Consider When Moving to Flexible Seating | MindShift | KQED News</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Flexible seating in classrooms has become popular over the past few years as educators try to make school feel like a welcoming place with different kinds of spaces for different types of learning.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.tcea.org/blog/creating-six-word-memoirs/”>Creating Six-Word Memoirs – TechNotes Blog – TCEA</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“For sale: Baby shoes, never worn” wrote Ernest Hemingway. This six word memoir‘s brevity hints at a deeper tale. In my fifth grade Writers’ Workshop, helping students focus on one aspect of their lives could be challenging. Memoirs can be powerful …</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://marisaconstantinides.edublogs.org/2017/11/26/student-made-games/”>Student Made Games | TEFL Matters</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Market produced and teacher-prepared games have an important role to plan in the language classroom. Enjoyable and engaging, they draw attention away from too much preoccupation with accuracy and create the need to talk, spurred by the desire to pla…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2017/11/new-infographic-12-cs-to-managing.html”>Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: New Infographic: The 12 C’s To Managing the Modern Classroom</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>· 4 #EdTech Blogs to Bookmark · 9 Must Read Blogs for Innovative Teachers · 10 Digital Citizenship Bloggers to Follow · 10 Education blogs worth following – eSchool News · 11 Ed Tech Bloggers to Follow · 20 Best Blogs in Instructional Technology · 2…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://rsu2teachertech.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/5-tips-for-better-digital-content/”>5 Tips For Better Digital Content | Teacher Tech</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>When I was in college, my Anatomy and Physiology professor, Dr. Mason, was both the course lecturer and the author of our textbook. As such, he lectured from the book. Verbatim.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://elearninginfographics.com/state-women-stem-careers-infographic/”>The State of Women In STEM Careers Infographic – e-Learning Infographics</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>While gender stereotypes are beginning to fade, the kind of systemic change that will see many women in science and math jobs takes time. In the fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology are dominated by men.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://michaeldrezek.com/2017/02/04/deeper-learning-with-virtual-worlds/”>Deeper Learning with Virtual Worlds | Michael Drezek</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Recently our English 9 Honors classes took on a project led by Andrew Wheelock called Islands of Enlightenment – Understanding the Holocaust.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/11/a-health-and-science-lesson-what-is-fat.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: A Health and Science Lesson – What Is Fat?</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Now that we’re into the holiday season, many of us may be concerned about our intake of fats through our favorite holiday treats. But, as students can learn in What is Fat? not all fats are the same.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/11/go-to-sleep-or-cram-benefits-of-good.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Go To Sleep or Cram? – The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>With two children under 16 months old, in my house we’re well aware of the value of a good night’s sleep. That’s why I favor getting up early before the kids to work on projects than to try work late after they go to bed.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/11/a-fun-game-about-ecosystems.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun Game About Ecosystems</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Feed the Dingo is a fun game that teaches students about the importance of maintaining balanced ecosystems. In the game students have to build and maintain a desert ecosystem. The game begins with a blank slate to which students have to add plants a…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-ps”>Posted from <a href=”https://www.diigo.com”>Diigo</a&gt;. The rest of my favorite links are <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_”>here</a&gt;.</p>

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