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Friday’s Finds

11 Jan
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In searching for wonderful information to share with my fellow educators and friends today, here are some awesome sites of information that I found.

Common Core is such a hot topic right now that is raising concerns in many educators.  Can we do teach with Common Core? How do we implement it appropriately? Where do I find information regarding Common Core?  These are just a few questions that I am hearing.  I hope to share some helpful articles that I find that will help my friends in education.

Teacher Report: 8 Helpful Tech Tools for the Common Core

http://www.weareteachers.com/community/weareteachers-blog/blog-wat/2012/08/14/the-teacher-report-8-helpful-tech-tools-for-the-common-core

Five Key Questions about the Common Core Standards

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/08/five-key-questions-about-the-common-core-standards/

Teachers are having access to more and more technology to use for instructional purposes.  Here is a great site for iPad tutorials teachers will find helpful.  When I got my first iPad, I was very nervous using it (I am still no expert); but I have learned some much since using it the first time.  This is a wonderful instructional help with more potential coming!

9 iPad Tutorials Teachers Should Not Miss

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/12/9-ipad-tutorials-teachers-should-not.html?m=1

Using iPads and Football to Encourage Reluctant Boys to Write

http://www.innovatemyschool.com/industry-expert-articles/item/437-using-ipads-and-football-to-encourage-reluctant-boys-to-write.html

http://mrparkinsonict.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/using-ipads-and-football-to-encourage.html

Since I am an online educator, I had to post this commentary!

Which Country is Leading Online Education?

http://interactyx.com/social-learning-blog/which-country-is-leading-online-education/

Blended learning – well, I am in the midst of conducting more educator research with this topic.  This was interesting reading to me.  I love using Blackboard!

Notetaking in the Digital Classroom:  A Blended Learning Approach

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/note-taking-in-the-digital-classroom-a-blended-learning-approach/

Hopefully, you will find some of these articles of interest as well.  Happy reading!

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