Tuesday, October 29, 2013

9 Books to Drop Everything and Read

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the old drop-everything-and-read treatment. After he’d won the Civil War and spent two terms in the White House, Grant was strapped for cash.

Click here to read the rest of the article: http://mentalfloss.com/article/53387/9-books-drop-everything-and-read

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media

At some point in my life, a few years back, Facebook became much less….interesting to me. Much less cool, even. I thought it was me. I assumed I was getting old and that my friends, acquaintances, and I were just doing less interesting stuff. Or maybe just posting about more boring stuff?

Click here to read the rest of the article: http://www.edudemic.com/teacher-vs-student-social-media/

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Comment Only "Grading"

You burn the midnight oil, staying up late to grade and make thoughtful comments on students’ papers. After entering the grades into your grade book, you breathe a sigh of relief and feel good about your accomplishment.

Click here to read the rest of the article: http://reedgillespie.blogspot.com/2013/07/comment-only-grading.html

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Rise of The Machine-Generated Citations

My students just handed in their first major paper, an argument essay (required by all students taking ENG 100 at our institution) that includes research. We’ve been working through coming up with a topic, doing research, formulating an argument, doing drafts then revisions, etc.

Click here to read the rest of the article: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/college-ready-writing/rise-machine-generated-citations#.UmSEmBtiiZE.twitter

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Imaginative Anthropology: In Celebration of Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin was raised by an anthropologist and a writer. Not just any anthropologist: her father Alfred L. Kroeber, was the first person to earn a Ph.D. in anthropology in the United States, and after graduating from Columbia University he founded the first anthropology program at Berkeley.

Click here to read the rest of the article: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/10/on-this-day-ursula-k-le-guin

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Quick List of Apps For Learners And Curators

When it comes to mobile learning there are loads of great sites for apps for kids and teachers. Everything from apps organized by Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to apps organized by grade level and subject area.

Click here to read the rest of the article: http://blog.web20classroom.org/2013/10/quick-list-of-apps-for-learners-and.html

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How Solar Can Help School Budget Woes

Around this time last year, the Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District in Fresno County, California, was able to reinstate the music program it had lost three years earlier.

Click here to read the rest of the article: http://www.good.is/posts/how-solar-can-help-school-budget-woes

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available to students wherever—and whenever—they need them.

Click here to read the rest of the article: http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/10/k-12/flipping-the-library-the-digital-shift-2013/

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Why Kids Take On Adults’ Math Anxiety

We know a lot about how relationships can enhance learning. We learn better when we “apprentice” ourselves to someone more knowledgeable, for example; when we ourselves teach others; and when we discuss and debate with our peers. But there are also times when relationships suppress learning.

Click here to read the rest of the article: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/10/why-kids-take-on-adults-math-anxiety/

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