Free Teaching Tools from Digital Learning Day

Teachers, for those of you counting down to Digital Learning Day (6 days and counting down…), here are some lessons, complete with plans, that have been developed for the DLD Team.  I received them as part of an organizational email, and thought you might be interested. The links are active, but will probably take you to a registration page.  The registration is free, and the lessons may be created by some of the Alliance for Excellent Education sponsors, along with some interesting advertisements from sponsors, such as Intel.  However, the materials and ideas included are interesting and useful, and offered with lesson plans(!).  For many of educators, paging down through some ads is worth the materials that are offered.

Enjoy!

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Awesome, Brand-New, Interactive Science Lessons Available!

In addition to the great ideas you will find in the teacher toolkits, the Digital Learning Day team is pleased to offer Digital Learning: Lessons in Action. These lessons incorporate multiple strategies with digital learning, such as collaboration, personalized learning, project-based learning, flipped classrooms, virtual access to experts, and simulations.

Check them out at Try a Lesson Now! If you like what you see, try one of these lessons and blog about it as we lead up to Digital Learning Day. Join the tens of thousands of educators who will tailor these lessons for use in their classrooms on Digital Learning Day and beyond.

Successful Student Book Review Blogging – In order to promote independent reading and scaffold the language arts curriculum, students write and post book recommendations on their school-based book review blogs. 
Video Introduction   Lesson Plan

Visual Book Report – Students will use primary source images or videos in order to create a book report/book trailer.
Video Introduction   Lesson Plan

SAT Comic Strips - Students will utilize technology to create vocabulary comic strips in order to demonstrate their nuanced understanding of a selected vocabulary word. 
Video Introduction   Lesson Plan   Sample  Rubric   Virtual Gallery   Vocabulary Usage   Analyzing Stereotype

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More Free Teaching and Learning Resources from Intel®:

  • Tools for Student-Centered Learning create active learning environments where students can engage in discussions, analyze information, pursue investigations, and solve problems. You’ll also find free teaching resources, including lesson plans, assessment strategies, and technology-enriched project ideas for all K–12 subjects.
  • Intel® Teach Elements—Online Professional Development Courses help K–12 teachers of all subjects learn to engage students with digital learning, including digital content, Web 2.0, social networking, and online tools and resources. This professional development empowers teachers to integrate technology effectively into their existing curriculum, focusing on their students’ problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, which are precisely the skills required in the high-tech, networked society in which we live. Intel Teach Elements courses are free, just-in-time online courses that you can experience anytime, anywhere, and are designed to prepare teachers for transition to the Common Core State Standards.

Awesome, Brand-New, Interactive Lessons Available!
We encourage you try one of these lessons and blog about it as we lead up to Digital Learning Day. Join the tens of thousands of educators who will tailor these lessons for use in their classrooms on Digital Learning Day and beyond. Try a Lesson Now!

Today’s lessons are:

Hunger Games: Avoiding the Path to Panem – After reading the novel and researching their social, poliitical, environmental, or economic theories of why Panem occured, students write an informative essay.
Video Introduction    Lesson Plan

Inquiring Curiosity and Developing Inquiry Based Research Projects – Effective ways to ignite curiosity at the beginning of inquiry based research projects.
Video Introduction    Lesson Plan

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Teaching Teachers about Technology

Since it is officially “Connected Educators Month,” as declared by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I thought I would share an item from Edutopia that I came across earlier today. It is a blog about getting teachers “into” technology. the blogger the director of instructional technology for a school district in Colorado, and discusses her “take-aways”  from a conference she attended. Read on.

The URL: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-teachers-technology-monique-flickinger

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The Complete Parents List of Education Hashtags on Twitter – Online College Search – Your Accredited Online Degree Directory

Whether you are a parent or a teacher, the link below contains the hash tags that can help you identify some of the best education-related Twitter discussions. The links are organized by chats, general education, education reform, technology in education, and college-related topics. There is something for everyone.

The Complete Parents List of Education Hashtags on Twitter – Online College Search – Your Accredited Online Degree Directory.

URL: http://www.onlinecollege.org/2012/07/30/the-complete-parents-list-education-hashtags-twitter/

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