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55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content
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Miguel Higa's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:16 AM

Excelente. Pensamiento crítico para elegir las que más nos sean productivas :)

SilviaArano's comment, April 26, 2013 2:22 AM
Muy buen recopilatorio!
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Video - How to Use the New Features of Socrative

Video - How to Use the New Features of Socrative | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Video - How to Use the New Features of Socrative

On Thursday I wrote a post highlighting the new features of Socrative. Over the last eighteen hours I received a few questions about how to use the new features so I sat down and put together a short screencast demonstrating how to add pictures to Socrative quizzes and how to set up a quiz for self-grading. The video is embedded below.

 

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1-Year Educational iPad Pilot Complete: Students Writing Markedly Improved

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Collaboratively produced, an iPad writing app dubbed ‘Outline Pro’ by creators Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart and IT Launchpad, lets writers create detailed outlines and makes it easy to organize their...
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Hopscotch HD

Get Hopscotch HD on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

 

Hopscotch allows kids to create their own games and animations. Kids unleash their creativity with this beautiful, easy-to-use visual programming language.

Inspired by MIT's Scratch, the Hopscotch programming language works by dragging and dropping method blocks into scripts. When you're done with a script, press play to see your code in action! As you get more advanced, you can add more objects and use custom events, such as shaking and tilting the iPad, to run your code.

Why coding? By the year 2020, there will be a projected 1.4 million computer jobs but only 400,000 CS students. Computer Science is among the highest paid college degrees and programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average.

Many of the best coders fell in love with programming as kids at the age of 8, 10 and 12 years old. With Hopscotch, kids can build and perfect their own creations while while obtaining an understanding of the fundamentals of computer science.

Learn more about us at http://www.gethopscotch.com and read our blog at http://blog.gethopscotch.com.

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WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync

WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
There's a new app called WDWDT (stands for What Did We Do Today?) and is a messaging service custom-built for students, parents, and teachers.
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Templates for Pages Pro

Get Templates for Pages Pro on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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FREE today only, April 25

Templates for Pages Pro is the best way to create professional, high quality and polished documents with Apple's Pages application on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With more than 222 accurate document templates the app significantly expands the possibilities of Pages for creating all kinds of trendy, yet functional and time-saving documents.

 

Grab this NOW while its still free! Today only, then it goes back to $4.99.

"Templates for Pages Pro" by Jan Heiermann

222 templates and 20 category themes to choose from for your Pages app! Can't argue with that!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/templates-for-pages-pro/id506193906?mt=8

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A Guide for Administrators

A Guide for Administrators | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

“A Guide for Administrators” is the newest resource from CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative.

In the face of the "new normal" of decreased budgets and increased expectations,

many administrators are turning to technology to enhance teaching and learning while mitigating the consequences of consecutive years of budget cuts. Mobile learning, in particular, has attracted a great deal of attention for its potential to engage students by leveraging the technology environment they have grown accustomed to in their non-school lives; its potential to scale personalized learning and reduce the digital divide; its potential to extend learning beyond the four walls of the classroom and the limited hours of the school day; and its potential to enable new pedagogies based on the affordances of these devices that students already carry at their fingertips.Still, the field of mobile learning is still emerging and there are many questions to be addressed when contemplating a mobile learning implementation.

How do we create a program with a sustainable impact on teaching and learning, rather than a superficial adoption of the currently "hot" technology?What are the steps involved in implementing a mobile learning program?How do we optimize the investment of our technology dollars?How do we choose devices, networks, and software for our implementation?What are the security considerations in implementing a mobile learning program?What are the policy considerations for a mobile learning program?What are the professional development considerations?What are the teaching models associated with mobile learning?What are the options for funding a mobile learning program?

https://sites.google.com/site/lmlguide/home

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CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers

CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Teacher Knows if You’ve Done the E-Reading
Nine universities are testing technology that allows them to track their students’ progress with digital textbooks.
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What Can You Do To Speed Up Your Browser?

What Can You Do To Speed Up Your Browser? | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
If you’re like me and you spend a huge portion of your day browsing the web (whether it’s for research, leisure, or just sheer boredom) then you understand how frustrating it is to have a slow, bloated browser that seems to be on its last leg.
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Some good tips here.

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Sal Khan On The Difference Between Math And Wrestling Practice

Sal Khan On The Difference Between Math And Wrestling Practice | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
SAL KHAN: You're in tenth grade Algebra class. The teacher asks the student to do like six problems. "Oh my god." They're groaning. "This is the meanest guy on the planet." And then three hours lat...
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Okay, my husband was a wrestling coach so this really grabed my attention.

http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=16842&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dydan1+%28dy%2Fdan+posts+%2B+lessons%29

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Free apps list

A list of free apps recommended by the STaRT Education Department
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http://www.slideshare.net/gtoews/free-apps-list

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Alice in WonderTech: Giving Up My iPads for Chromebooks

Alice in WonderTech: Giving Up My iPads for Chromebooks | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
I teach in a 1:1 iPad classroom, and I asked to pilot 1:1 Chromebooks for the next school year.


Truthfully, it wasn't an easy choice to make.  Secretly, I tried to squelch my nagging desire to do more with my students.  After all, I loved teaching with iPads, and I'm proud of all the work, creativity, and fun that came out of using them. Besides, iPads are cool.

But I had to be truthful.  I had to be creative to use the iPad as a creation tool, and I had to find workarounds.  And there were things my students just couldn't do on them.

I teach four classes of 8th grade ELA, and in my classroom, I heavily emphasize writing, analysis, and critical thinking.  A keyboard obviously would've been nice, especially since my students pounded out over 2,200 blog posts over the course of six months alone (in addition to the essays, responses, and online discussions they write for me).  Many of my students cite the lack of a keyboard as a shortcoming, but my school couldn't justify this additional expense, seeing that thousands of dollars have already been spent to build our iPad carts.

Read the full post..... http://wondertechedu.blogspot.com/2013/04/giving-up-my-ipads-for-chromebooks.html

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mobilemediacamp

mobilemediacamp | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Come become a maker of Mobile Media at Mobile Media Faire 2013

Mobile devices are changing the way we consume interactive media providing us with increasingly rich resources for teaching and learning. This summer, why not learn to create your own rich and interactive mobile media for teaching and learning while enjoying beautiful Burlington, Vermont.  Making mobile media will not only enhance your own teacher created resources, but it will also provide you with the skills and confidence to guide your students through the process of learning by making movies, music, podcast, ebooks, and mobile games.

 

At Mobile Media Maker Camp, you won't just walk away with an APP List  -  you will roll up your sleeve and  use your iPad to 

MAKE Books - not just read them.....MAKE Music - not just listen to ......MAKE Videos - not just watch them......MAKE Games - not just play them......MAKE Art - not just appreciate it Mobile Media Maker Camp  will also feature sessions that use a combination of tablets and computers to 

MAKE an eBook using iBooks Author......MAKE an iTunesU Course

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This summer workshop looks like it has real possibilities.

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New standardized tests feature plugs for commercial products

New standardized tests feature plugs for commercial products | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
And now, commercials on new high-stakes standardized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
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Vicki Davis 20 Apr 13 08:32:11
Disgusting. Via the Washington Post So many things going wrong. "Talk about corporate-based school reform. New high-stakes standardized tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards are featuring plugs for commercial products. And the companies didn’t have to pay a penny. Yes, New York state students who this past week took Pearson-designed exams were just treated to plugs for LEGO, Mug Root Beer and more products from at least half a dozen companies, according to  the New York Post."

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MasteryScan Turns Your iPad Into a Grading Machine

MasteryScan Turns Your iPad Into a Grading Machine | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
MasteryScan is a new iPad app from MasteryConnect that turns your iPad into a bubble sheet scanner. With the free iPad app installed just take a picture of a bubble sheet and MasteryScanner will qu...
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Love Technology's curator insight, April 27, 2013 9:28 AM

not many bubble tests still used are there?

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“Apparently my job is to shut up and study hard” | Dangerously Irrelevant

“Apparently my job is to shut up and study hard” | Dangerously Irrelevant | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

High school student Jack Hostager says: was indisputably the best learning experience I have ever had. I learned more than I could have ever

 

High school student Jack Hostager says:

[My participation in the Coastal America Student Summit on the Oceans and Coasts] was indisputably the best learning experience I have ever had. I learned more than I could have ever learned in a classroom about how the planet works, ways in which humans depend on and impact the ocean, and efforts being undertaken to conserve them. Equally important, I discovered how to work well with others, connect with people, be persuasive, speak in front of an audience, answer questions under pressure, juggle competing priorities, and follow through with a project.

 

These all sound like skills that every student should have. Yet because I didn’t practice them in a classroom, I was punished by education’s systems of grading for this. When I got back to school, my grades had dropped (some considerably) since I missed a few assignments and a test. It was as if the whole experience meant nothing because I learned the wrong thing. But it would have been irrelevant even if it directly related to what I was studying because I still would have had to make up the work, listen to a lecture, and eventually take a test.

 

After returning inspired and ready to change the world only to be thrust back into the invariable cycle of desks, worksheets, textbooks, and lockers, education’s expectation for me hit me painfully hard. I realized that.......

http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2013/04/apparently-my-job-is-to-shut-up-and-study-hard.html

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Weavly - Easily create stunning video mashups & remixes!

Fun, fast and without uploads, downloads or legal issues. Work with videos from YouTube and Vine, tracks from SoundCloud or animated GIFs from Tumblr, Loopcam and Imgur directly in your browser!
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appoLearning

appoLearning | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
The best educational iPad apps, handpicked by experts.

AppoLearning.com:  
The best educational iPad apps, handpicked by experts.
Our experts evaluate and score apps in dozens of categories for multiple age groups so you know which apps are worth buying and why.

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How they score apps: Educational Content, Kid Appeal, Assessment, Features, Value, Safety & Privacy.

 

Really good site, very organized, sorted by grade level and content.  A Win Win.

https://www.appolearning.com/

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10 Google Drive Tips & Tricks For Students

10 Google Drive Tips & Tricks For Students | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
10 Google Drive Tips & Tricks For Students

 and TECHERS!

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Maggie Verster's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:24 PM

I have been using googole drive more and more with teachers and students. Great tool for portfolios and collaboration.

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We're Writing a Book! (pt. 1)

This post isn't so much an "Evernote" post, but a "teaching" post. I'll soon be starting a personal blog for posts like this and other educational happenings. Sorry if you're looking for a cool Eve...

 

A few days ago I downloaded May We Suggest?– a free iBook written by a 9th grade English class– and I was blown away and truly inspired. My students were inspired as well. Jon Smith (@theipodteacher) has been helping students create and publish books and you can see all of the available books on his blog.

 

A few days after downloading the book, I Facetimed (that’s a verb now, right?) with Mr. Smith and asked a million questions because I want to challenge my 8th graders to create and publish a book. Jon was very helpful and really passed his enthusiasm on to me. He helped explain the whole process and recommended we use Book Creator to create our multimedia presentations (video, audio, text, images, etc.) with the intent of making our books available through iBooks.

 

http://evernoteforstudents.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/were-writing-a-book/

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Ten of the best virtual field trips | eSchool News

Ten of the best virtual field trips | eSchool News | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
To help educators save time, we've chosen these 10 virtual field trips based on their relevancy, depth and quality of resources, and potential for student excitement.
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Are You a 'Zero TV' Household?

Are You a 'Zero TV' Household? | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
If you're keeping up on your favorite shows via Netflix, Hulu and Amazon streaming, you are not alone and broadcasters are worried about you.
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Not quite there yet, but moving that direction.  The Apple TV has been the best 100 bucks I have spent a a very long time.  If my 84 yea old parents did not live with me, I would totally eliminate cable.

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The Irena Sendler Project Documentary: LIfe in a Jar

In 1998, in Uniontown Kansas, high school teacher Norm Conard and a handful of students stumbled across an unknown hero from the holocaust, Irena Sendler. A ...
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Meg Swecker's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:01 AM

An amazing example of PBL.  The video is 15 minutes long and well worth the watch.

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet

iPad as the Teacher's Pet | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Hey, teacher! Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox that you can fill to help you be an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant.
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Wow this is really coll!! check it out, Tony Vincent always does amazing stuff.

http://learninginhand.com/blog/2013/4/7/ipad-as-the-teachers-pet-infographic

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Essential Skeleton - An Excellent iPad App for Students

Essential Skeleton - An Excellent iPad App for Students | Technology in the Classroom; 1:1 Laptops & iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Essential Skeleton is a free iPad app that students studying the human skeletal system should download. The app puts a 3D skeleton on your students' iPads. Students can zoom-in, zoom-out, and rotat...
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