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Free Technology for Teachers: A Few Widgets To Consider Adding To Your Classroom Blog

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I've been fortunate to have been invited to lead quite a few blogging workshops over the last couple of years. In nearly all of those workshops there are a few widgets that I generally recommend adding to classroom blogs and websites.

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A Few Activities for World Book Day using iPad

A Few Activities for World Book Day using iPad | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

As World Book Day 2015 fast approaches, here are a few activities to try.

 

Firstly you can use an app such as Croak It https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/croak.it!/id525958948?mt=8 so pupils can record a 30 second book review into the iPad. This creates a web link (you can make these private) which could be added into a QR Code generator https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/qr-code-maker/id513617634?mt=8 . Print off the QR Codes so pupils can add them to the book covers. This make a nice ongoing activity for pupils to add audio reviews to school library books.

 

The second activity involves Do Ink Green Screen app https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/green-screen-by-do-ink/id730091131?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4 . Students can take a photo of themselves against a green or blue background (green screen or backing paper) and using the app, add themselves into an image of a book front cover by combining the two images together in Do Ink.

Have fun!

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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.
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Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Can you recall a time when student interests like skateboarding or video were never used as part of learning curriculum because the tools needed were either too expensive or not yet conceptualized? Do you remember a time when non-traditional learners struggled, and absenteeism meant a high likelihood of students doing poorly in school, and possibly having to retake the course?

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How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic

How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
We often write about how technology can help teachers, but sometimes it’s useful to take a step back and consider how teachers influence technology.
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Edudemic always has insightful content, this one is certainly thought provoking.  Worth the read. http://goo.gl/YvP96N

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▶ Tech EDGE Conference - Dean Shareski: The Classroom of the Future and the future starts today - YouTube

Dean Shareski: The Classroom of the Future and the future starts today One to One Aurora UNL Tech EDGE Conference
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TCEA 2015: 7 Twitter Tips to Help Teachers Become Tweeting Pros

TCEA 2015: 7 Twitter Tips to Help Teachers Become Tweeting Pros | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Teachers new to Twitter had a lot to learn in this TCEA 2015 session. 
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some great insight here, worth the read if you are trying to wrap you brain around why use Twitter as an educator!

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Design Awesome Graphics For Social Media With Canva

Design Awesome Graphics For Social Media With Canva | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
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Ramp up your next social media campaign by adding beautifully designed graphics! Choose from our library of professionally designed templates for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and more.
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Very Cool tools for all platforms, including MOBILE!!

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500,000 Views! Win an Apple TV! [GIVEAWAY!]

500,000 Views! Win an Apple TV! [GIVEAWAY!] | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Happy Holidays! This past month, I have reached over 500,000 views for teachingwithipad.org!Thank you so much for being a loyal reader! This could not have been predicted when I started this blog i...
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iTunes - Books - Our Community: O’Neill by O'Neill Elementary Third Graders | Diigo

Mrs. Pistulka’s 3rd Grade Reading class has been busy learning about communities and how they change over time. As a culminating project, the class researched the history of our community, O’Neill, Nebraska and created a multimedia book to share what they learned. As a result of research from books, local experts, and a field trip to the Kinkaid Museum, each student reported on key events from a historical timeline of our community. With the help of Mrs. Morrow they compiled their stories in iBooks Author and created a Multi-Touch book that can be experienced in iBooks on the iPad.

 
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So cool, check it out.http://goo.gl/wNZA9G, and of course it is a FREE iBook

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That Was History - Everyday Lessons for Everyday people

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Ready To Learn Some History?
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That Was History is an educational, history channel featuring videos about our world's history. We discuss topics from a range of categories including Military History, World History, US History, Political History, Entertainment History and more. Join the That Was History community right now and start getting your history update, today!

Ideally, we release new videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Be sure to join us on those days and check out our various segments including A Day In History, History Deja Vu, History Rewrite, and more!
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http://goo.gl/akmvTf Awesome site for anyone wanting to learn about History, But especially for social studies teachers.  I encourage you to check it out!!

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Claim that Google Chromebooks "overtook" Apple in U.S. education is false

Claim that Google Chromebooks "overtook" Apple in U.S. education is false | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Last week's Financial Times headline claiming that Google had overtaken Apple in U.S. education--based on data from IDC--was not just technically inaccurate but wildly misleading and served to obscure far more meaningful trends occurring in the PC market, particularly in education as well as the broader emerging segment of new computing form factors.
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EdTech Implementation Without Supports Cannot Stand

By: Rob Dickson.  

Much like the 3 little pigs, a "straw house" implementation cannot withstand the elements around it.  

Successful EdTech implementations share several commonalities when you peel back to the core of the project. In most every case the project:  

1) Started with a vision  

2) Focused on the teaching and learning happening at the student level  

3) Encompassed the right stakeholders in the conversation  

4) Supported teachers by equipping them with the necessary support  

5) Analyzed and reflected on their implementation to allow for corrections throughout the process.  

Oh, and somewhere along the way technology came into the conversation! Not as an afterthought or as an oversight, but as a true reflection of the invisibility of the technology in a successful implementation. It is in the background supporting the objectives, shining a light on student learning.

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iCamp iPad Day | College of Education | Kansas State University

iCamp iPad Day | College of Education | Kansas State University | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

Join us with your iPad for an innovative, inspiring day to ignite your creativity!

Make plans now to attend a full-day workshop focused on iPad apps supporting communication, productivity, teaching and learning.

What is iCamp iPad Day?

iCamp is an innovative and engaging day that will take educators through an immersive experience that builds deep understanding of how students create, connect, share and collaborate with iPads. This high-energy hands-on iCamp Day will give you a chance to start networking with other educators while learning new ways to empower students. You will innovate, be inspired and ignited to take their classrooms to a whole new level!

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Our featured speaker this year is Dr. Wesley Fryer.

For complete details: http://goo.gl/3Be8qo

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Free Library of Congress eBooks for students

Free Library of Congress eBooks for students | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
As more and more schools are moving away from paper textbooks and materials, teachers are working to answer the obvious question: where can I find digital resources appropriate for kids? If you and...
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Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

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Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit
This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
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20 Top Pinterest Tips for Teachers

20 Top Pinterest Tips for Teachers | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Pinterest is an educator's dream come true because of its many options for curating and sharing ideas, displaying student work, and building a PLN.
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Cindy Herren - Books on iBooks

Cindy Herren - Books on iBooks | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Preview and download top songs and albums by Cindy Herren on the iTunes Store. Songs by Cindy Herren start at just .
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12 FREE iBook by second grade teacher. 

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What is Snapchat? A Parent Guide (Video) - Safe Smart Social

What is Snapchat? A Parent Guide (Video) - Safe Smart Social | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
We created this Snapchat Parents Guide to help people understand this new and popular app that kids are using.

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Parents need to be informed about the apps their kids are using. SnapChat is popular.

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My Best of series

My Best of series | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
I've separated my "The Best..." lists here by topics. A number of the lists, though, can fit into multiple categories, so it still might be useful to scan all of them. The Websites Of The Year page...
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Larry Ferlazzo shares daily and consistently share great stuff for educators.  This is one blog that you should absolutely subscribe and read regularly.  Id do and learn from Larry every time.  Just a plethora of resources and insight!!

http://goo.gl/EdEh

 

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, December 8, 2014 10:55 AM

Kathy Schrock rocks.

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당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Including use of Tellagami 

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.
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very insightful, well worth the read for sure.  Of course everything Edutopia  does is worth the read.

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Over the Digital Rainbow: English Teacher Kim Baldwin shares dreams for tech integration in rural Kansas

Over the Digital Rainbow: English Teacher Kim Baldwin shares dreams for tech integration in rural Kansas | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Over the Digital Rainbow: English Teacher Kim Baldwin shares dreams for tech integration in rural Kansas
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This week, I traveled to Inman Junior and Senior High School in rural Kansas with edtech guru and thought leader Kevin Honeycutt. While Kevin taught students about Digital Citizenship, I learned from teachers. One of them was English instructor Kim Baldwin, the tech management director at the junior high school. Kim has big ideas for education technology in rural Kansas. She shared some of them with me for this week’s blog:

Otus is an easy-to-use, yet powerful classroom tool that brings the best iPad and Chromebook education features together into one secure environment, and uses a single Google login.
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9 Advanced iTunes U Tips & Techniques. | ipadders.eu

9 Advanced iTunes U Tips & Techniques. | ipadders.eu | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
These past couple of months I have been involved in iTunes U workshops and Bootcamps in The Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark to facilitate teachers to fill up
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iTunes U Course Manager is a flexible, easy-to-use tool that allows you to share your teaching with the students in your classroom, and with students worldwide.

The way we work is that first we give you a half-a-day workshop on learning your way around iTunes U. After you have had your chance to play around with it and tried it out in the classroom we  invite you to come to the iTunes U Bootcamp. This Bootcamp is a one or two days event where teachers from different subjects and schools come together to one thing. Rethink their education and build great iTunes U courses.

- See more at: http://ipadders.eu/8-advanced-itunes-u-tips-techniques/?__scoop_post=4015704865&__scoop_topic=767338#__scoop_post=4015704865&__scoop_topic=767338

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PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators : PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators : PBS LearningMedia | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology in your classroom, we encourage you to apply to the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program. This yearlong professional development program is designed to reward, foster and grow a community of 100 tech-savvy educators making an impact in their classrooms.


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The periodic table of iPad Apps

The periodic table of iPad Apps | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins' (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too - being able to map Apps to activities - I thought it a really helpful too. Wi...
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This is a very nice, organized table of iPad apps for use in the classroom.  If you are new to iPads in your classroom, this chart will be very helpful.  Mark even has a High Resolution version you can print.  I'll be sharing it with my colleagues in the College of Education at Kansas State University.  We are 1:1 iPads and our education Block instructors are really looking for ideas and apps to support their curriculum.  

 

I think I am going to have some printed poster size to put up in various classrooms to help students decided on apps for projects or to serve as reminders.  

 

Thanks Sean and Mark for creating both versions.

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Bruno Ferreira's curator insight, November 29, 2014 4:19 PM

cool

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 Search by activity to find the right app to use.

 

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Take a Chance with This HTML: Random Messages & Links

Take a Chance with This HTML: Random Messages & Links | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
I’ve been experimenting with coding web pages that display random text or
redirect you to a random webpage. The HTML randomly selects from a list of
text messages or a list of URLs. In this post I give you some starting
points and ideas for making your own HTML that changes each time it’s
loaded, clicked, or scanned as a QR code.
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Tony Vincent, form Learning in Had, just amazes me, his blog is such a wealth of innovation.  I did Scratch Jr. with my students a couple weeks ago, they are all going to be classroom teachers soon, but this new idea of Ton't really has merit.  read the full article on his blog.

 

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