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Wottaread - Wottaread

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Wottaread is the home for lovers of fantasy books, including the latest information on new book series, film adaptations, book lists, and much more. Scroll through the site to find...more
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Wottaread is the home for lovers of fantasy books, including the latest information on new book series, film adaptations, book lists, and much more. Scroll through the site to find the proper reading order of book series, author interviews, and suggestions for books similar to familiar titles. Also, enjoy taking quizzes such as "Which Hogwarts house would you be in?"
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tag(s): book lists (126), harry potter (9), reading lists (77)

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Share this site with students (consider age-appropriateness) as a resource for encouraging reading and finding books that fit their love of fantasy. Use the suggestions on the website to find books to add to school and classroom libraries. Ask students to use tools found at Class Tools, reviewed here, to compare and contrast characters or book series, create a Fakebook page to create a fictional character profile, or use Qwikslides to create a multimedia presentation quickly. Ask students to make book reviews using Adobe Express for Education, reviewed here, then share their thoughts on your class webpage for peers to use when searching for new reading material.

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HyperDocs Digital Lesson Plans - Teachers Give Teachers LLC

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HyperDocs is a free resource library for digital lesson plan templates for all subjects and grade levels available to use without registration. Most lessons use Google tools, including...more
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HyperDocs is a free resource library for digital lesson plan templates for all subjects and grade levels available to use without registration. Most lessons use Google tools, including Google Docs, reviewed here, Google Slides, reviewed here, and Google Jamboard, reviewed here. Begin your search by exploring the basic templates featured based on different lesson models, or use the keyword search bar to find specific topics. Next, filter down results by grade level, lesson subject, and focus area. Be sure to click the "apply filters" box after making your choices. Each hyperdoc includes a preview for viewing the document; choose the link to "make a copy" to copy and personalize as desired. Although registration isn't required to access and copy the hyperdocs provided on the site, creating an account offers you the opportunity to receive notification of the latest additions to the site.

tag(s): Google (36), professional development (306)

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Take advantage of the free resources found on this site to introduce HyperDocs into your classroom instruction or enhance your current use of hyperdocs. If you are new to using hyperdocs, watch this archived recording of OK2Ask: Believe the Hype! Using HyperDocs for Innovative Instruction, reviewed here, to learn about creating and using HyperDocs. Share this resource with your peers when collaborating on lessons and instructional activities. Use HyperDocs to differentiate instruction for the variety of student needs in your classroom or as a flipped learning activity.

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Google Slides Tips & Tricks - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from July 2022. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Ever wonder what else you can do with Google Slides? Some of its built-in features can really come in handy in the classroom. In this session, you'll learn a few cool tricks that will take your use of this tool to the next level, including game-changing productivity tips and small changes you can make to increase the visual impact of your slides. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn classroom hacks for the use of Google slides; 2. Discover productivity tips for Google slides; and 3. Understand built-in features of Google slides. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (44), Google (36), professional development (306)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Google Keep in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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Take organizing, notetaking, and collaborating to new heights with Google Keep - a tool that is simple, powerful and free. Learn how to maximize student productivity with great features for capturing ideas, collaborating on projects, curating resources, receiving reminders, and taking notes. Learn how to incorporate text, images, audio, and drawings in color-coded virtual sticky notes and checklists and keep your classroom workflow smooth and on task with Google Keep. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn the basics of using Google Keep for organization; 2. Explore strategies for enhancing notetaking and resource curation; and 3. Share ideas for using Google Keep in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Google (36), organizational skills (91), professional development (306)

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Pixel Art Mysteries in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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Pixel art is an older artform that uses blocks of color to create a picture. Today, it's been revived and repurposed as an engaging instructional activity. Come to this session and learn to create and use these self-checking practice activities in a variety of settings. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn how to create pixel art; 2. Understand how to set up a pixel art activity; and 3. Brainstorm curricular applications for pixel art activities. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (44), Google (36), professional development (306)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Jamboard for Authentic Learning Activities - TeachersFirst

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Join us to learn about Jamboard - the whiteboard app from Google. Simple enough for even young learners, Jamboard provides tools that allow students to share what they've learned and demonstrate content mastery. Use Jamboard to facilitate active learning strategies that include individual and group work. Come prepared to learn strategies that can be used across content areas and grade levels. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn the basics of using Google Jamboard for blended and remote learning; 2. Explore strategies that foster 21st Century Skills; and 3. Share ideas for using Jamboard in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Google (36), professional development (306), Whiteboard (5)

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Google Sites for Portfolios - TeachersFirst

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Google Sites is an easy tool you can use to create a variety of websites. This includes portfolios, which are a great way for students (and teachers!) to share what they've learned and/or created. In this session, we will explore the basics of using Google Sites to set up a portfolio and share tips and tricks for making your content stand out. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Identify the basic page types and features available in Google Sites; 2. Become familiar with strategies for creating and organizing a portfolio site; and 3. Brainstorm ways to use portfolios in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Google (36), portfolios (24), professional development (306)

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Digital Escapes with Genially - TeachersFirst

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Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach a lesson? Digital Escapes made using Genially will fit the bill. Digital Escapes are online versions of immersive games where teams discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks to escape from the game site. They're an exciting, fun, and effective learner-centered teaching strategy you will reach for again and again. Learn how to implement this instructional strategy in your classroom and about the many benefits of this approach, such as developing problem-solving skills, fostering a growth mindset, encouraging collaboration and teamwork, and promoting access to content knowledge. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand Digital Escapes as a learner-centered instructional strategy; 2. Explore a collection of Digital Escape examples to understand how to use this strategy with students; and 3. Plan for the use of Digital Escapes in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): digital escapes (3), professional development (306)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Twitter Chat: Create Exciting Escapes and Breakouts for the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from July 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Create Exciting Escapes and Breakouts for the Classroom. During this chat, ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from July 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Create Exciting Escapes and Breakouts for the Classroom. During this chat, participants: 1. Discussed the components and features of breakouts and escapes, 2. Explored tools and resources for creating breakouts and escape experiences, and 3. Shared classroom integration ideas for breakouts and escapes.

tag(s): digital escapes (3), twitterchatarchive (136)

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Resources related to Source Reliability/Checking Sources - TeachersFirst

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As educators, we must teach our students how to make sure the resources they are using are reliable. This collection includes information and resources related to checking sources and...more
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As educators, we must teach our students how to make sure the resources they are using are reliable. This collection includes information and resources related to checking sources and determining if a source is reliable and credible.

tag(s): media literacy (88), Research (61)

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We have included resources for all grades. Remember, our "In the Classroom" suggestions with each reviewed resource, give you ideas about using these tools in your classroom.

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Resources related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - TeachersFirst

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If you are not familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), learn about them through the resources in this collection. The SDGs are the 17 global goals adopted by the ...more
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If you are not familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), learn about them through the resources in this collection. The SDGs are the 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations designed to be a blueprint for achieving a more sustainable future for all. In this collection, you will find helpful information about the SDGs and web resources to help you to teach the SDGs in your lessons. There are resources included for all grade levels.

tag(s): climate (78), energy (126), recycling (46), sustainability (13), water (95)

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Help to deepen your students' understanding (and your own) of the Sustainable Development Goals. Share these resources with your colleagues and students by emailing the page or sharing the link from your school web page and in your school newsletter. Find resources to incorporate into your lessons.

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Curation Resources - TeachersFirst

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Discover resources in this collection for your students to use to curate resources. Curation means selecting, collecting, organizing, and presenting content. Curating is especially...more
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Discover resources in this collection for your students to use to curate resources. Curation means selecting, collecting, organizing, and presenting content. Curating is especially helpful when researching a topic but always useful to help students to keep information systematically arranged. We have included resources for all grades.

tag(s): curation (29), organizational skills (91), Research (61)

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Resources for Student Knowledge Construction - TeachersFirst

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Student knowledge construction is what happens when students go beyond just reproducing what they have learned, but generate their own ideas and demonstrate understanding of what makes...more
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Student knowledge construction is what happens when students go beyond just reproducing what they have learned, but generate their own ideas and demonstrate understanding of what makes the information unique. The skills of knowledge construction range from inferring to analysis to interpretation to synthesis and evaluation. Many of these skills may also be considered "critical thinking." While teaching these skills can be a challenge, finding useful web resources can be simple. Peruse this collection to find resources to use in your lessons for all grade levels to encourage student knowledge construction.

tag(s): critical thinking (104), problem solving (219)

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Find new tools to try to encourage student knowledge construction within your lessons. Each review includes technology integration ideas. Read the details of each tool and find the ones that will make your students become student knowledge constructors.

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Twitter Chat: Student Knowledge Construction - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from June 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Student Knowledge Construction. During this chat, participants: 1. Defined and discussed...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from June 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Student Knowledge Construction. During this chat, participants: 1. Defined and discussed knowledge construction as an active process, 2. Explored classroom strategies that allow for student knowledge construction, and 3. Shared tech tools and resources for knowledge construction in the classroom.

tag(s): twitterchatarchive (136)

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Twitter Chat: Fostering Engagement & Creativity - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from June 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is Fostering Engagement & Creativity During this chat, participants: 1. Defined and discussed creativity and engagement in the classroom, 2. Explored strategies for creative and engaging classroom experiences, and 3. Shared tech tools and resources that foster creativity in the classroom.

tag(s): creativity (94), twitterchatarchive (136)

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OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Images - TeachersFirst

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When using projects for alternative assessment and feedback, you'll find that students can express themselves more creatively when given tools to share what they have learned. Come to this session to learn about three tools students can use to work with images for their projects. We'll discuss digital citizenship expectations and explore tools that allow students to responsibly repurpose digital resources. You might even find a tool that is useful for your own purposes when creating learning objects! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the tenets of copyright and digital citizenship that apply to remixing and reusing images. 2. Explore three tools and how each can be used to alter and change images; and 3. Plan for the introduction of creative image tools in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): copyright (43), Creating Media (4), digital citizenship (78), images (249), professional development (306)

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Twitter Chat: The Power of PBL - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from May 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: The Power of PBL. During this chat, participants: 1. Discussed the instructional goals of authentic assessments, 2. Shared tech tools and resources for authentic assessment experiences, and 3. Explored strategies for authentically assessing students.

tag(s): assessment (122), Project Based Learning (13), twitterchatarchive (136)

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Sandpit Strategies - TeachersFirst

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Welcome to the Sandpit! This is the place where students design and prototype solutions to authentic problems. Using the right challenges, teachers can facilitate strategies that nurture creativity and allow students to reflect on their learning. Join us as we discuss strategies for prototyping and purposeful play as students work through the design process. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the features of a class sandpit space; 2. Explore sandpit activities; and 3. Plan for the use of sandpit practice spaces in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): creativity (94), problem solving (219), professional development (306)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Scribe - ScribeHow

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Scribe is a must-have Chrome browser extension for every classroom for creating step-by-step guides for many different uses. After installing the extension and creating an account,...more
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Scribe is a must-have Chrome browser extension for every classroom for creating step-by-step guides for many different uses. After installing the extension and creating an account, activate a Scribe recording to create and share step-by-step tutorials that follow your activity on the computer. Some examples shared include how to strikethrough text in a Google document, how to create a GIF from a YouTube video, and how to merge mail in Gmail. To create a Scribe, click the record button on your browser or Chrome extension and navigate to your starting page. Scribe records each of your actions with a small screenshot and creates a series of steps that guides viewers through the process shared. When finished, click the record button again to stop recording. Your Scribe appears on your account dashboard and offers options to edit the contents. After saving, use the provided link to share with others, embed using the shared code, or download it as a PDF.

tag(s): browser (6), tutorials (47)

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The number of uses in classrooms for Scribe are countless! Use Scribe to create guides for students to log in to software, games, and computer programs. Create step-by-step guides for students on how to add or edit images in tools such as Google Slides, reviewed here or Genially, reviewed here. Ask students to include Scribe within multimedia presentations to demonstrate information such as how to search Google for Creative Commons Images or how to narrow searches to fit into a custom time frame. Create Scribes to share with parents for use at home as a guide for accessing online tools needed for homework or practice. If you have a need for a guide to completing online activities, Scribe is the perfect answer!

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OK2Ask: Digital Storytelling 101 - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from May 2022. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from May 2022. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

Using digital storytelling in the classroom doesn't have to be complicated! Start your first digital storytelling project in just a few easy steps and learn to use this strategy to support and engage students, enhance your instructional cycle, and showcase your students' knowledge construction skills as they connect to the real world. Learn to use digital storytelling as a formative or summative assessment that includes 21st Century Skill practice. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Develop an understanding of the digital storytelling process; 2. Understand multiple ways digital storytelling can be used in the classroom; and 3. Learn about tools that can be used to implement the digital storytelling cycle. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

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In the Classroom

The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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