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Level It Books: Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books!

Level It Books: Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books! | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Scan your books' ISBNs and view the Guided Reading, Grade Level Equivalent, DRA, and Lexile levels/measures for the book. Perfect for educators and parents. (Scan your book's ISBN and get the GR, DRA, Lexile, and/or GLE reading levels.

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Edutech for Teachers » The Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits: Volume VI

Edutech for Teachers » The Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits: Volume VI | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

he Geeky Girl Thinglink addict is back again! This time with a brand-new lineup of cool tools that will rock your classroom!

 

Yep, it’s true! From must-have apps to some really great infographics and charts about morphing into a 21st Century educator, there is a wealth of resources to assist you with expanding your teacher tech box for the upcoming school year.

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A Must-Have Internet Safety Cheat Sheet

A Must-Have Internet Safety Cheat Sheet | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

This handy Internet safety cheat sheet is made specifically with non-tech savvy people in mind, it guides you through the available control/parental settings on Netflix, YouTube, Instagram, and more.


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65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free

65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

 

There are so many free fonts all around the web these days and sometimes it makes me think is their any really point purchasing fonts.

 


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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:31 AM

Nom Nom Carmelized Onions!  A nice clean gently serifed italicized font!

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ISTE's Top Ten Conversations

ISTE's Top Ten Conversations | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it
It seems safe to say that no one will be wrapping up the ISTE conference tomorrow without having met someone new, learned something new or had a conversation about trying something new during the n...

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Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher

Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

Yep, we’re all familiar with these terms: 21st Century teacher, 21st Century skills or 21st Century something. In fact, they have been some of the most prevalent buzz words in education as of late. But what is 21st Century teaching? And better yet—how does one create a 21st Century learning environment?

 

Well, contrary to popular belief, a 21st Century education is not all about web tools, apps and devices. Sure, technology plays a key role, but there are other core competencies in addition to reading, writing and arithmetic that are essential if students are going to thrive in today’s world: critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication and of course, digital literacy. In a true 21st Century setting, teachers are facilitators, guides, and co-investigators while students are producers, apprentices, and co-explorers.

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No! You Can't Just Take It!

No! You Can't Just Take It! | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

No! You can’t just take it!

No! You can’t take it, because you found it on Google!

No! You can’t just right click>save>use, just because you can!

No! You can’t just pretend that you created it!

No! You can’t make money off my work that I shared FREELY under certain conditions!

No! You can’t just take it…even in the name of education!

No! You can’t just take it… even if AND ESPECIALLY BECAUSE you are a teacher!


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, June 28, 2013 8:38 AM

Yup! This has got to be frustrating.  

GwynethJones's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:16 AM

Like Langwitches, I also create most of my work and use a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license & yes, it has been used wrongly-  a LOT. 

 

Don't be a hater, be a sharer - GIVE your AWESOME away & IT will come back 10 fold!  <3 Me CC BY-NC-SA!

 

-----> BUT, Like Langwitches said, DO NOT pretend it's YOURS! It's one thing to share, remix, re-use, & it's another thing to highjack!

 

Read this article fro more - it's quite important.

 

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:38 PM

Great article.

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Turn a Quote into a Visual Masterpiece with ReciteThis

Turn a Quote into a Visual Masterpiece with ReciteThis | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

OK, if you hang out on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, you have no doubt noticed that quote graphics are uber popular. Yep, these visuals have gone viral—especially those that layer meaningful sayings with cool photos to project thoughts, beliefs, moods and attitudes...

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BookChook's comment, July 2, 2013 1:32 AM
I,ve been using Pinwords and Quozio, both of which have a neat bookmarklet.
Chris Carter's comment, July 2, 2013 3:57 PM
Nice! Thank you!
LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:38 PM

Great resource.  

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

QR Codes(Quick Response Codes) are just barcodes. There is nothing fancy about them.

Just like the grocery store clerk uses barcodes to look up the product and scan the price into the computer, your mobile device or computer can look up QR codes to:

take you to a website, read some text, give you a phone number, or generate a text message.


QR Codes are barcodes of information that hardlink the physical world with the online world.


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, June 24, 2013 4:05 PM

These are just plain fun to use in the classroom. Personally, I enjoy it when Race Directors put QR codes on road racing bibs so runner can quickly access race results. How about you?

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SAMR - Teaching Above the Line

SAMR - Teaching Above the Line | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

In my teaching this summer I see the need to create examples to demonstrate how to design learning experiences that are at the redefinition stage. Teachers need to see examples to understand what to strive for as they progress through the stages. There needs to be something concrete to discuss as we walk lessons up the line.


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iPadpalooza iYear in Review “Nuggets” | MathyCathy's Blog

iPadpalooza iYear in Review “Nuggets” | MathyCathy's Blog | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, June 18, I presented my iYear in Review at iPadpalooza and included links and other “nuggets” throughout my talk.  Here is your one-stop-shop to access these resources.  Enjoy!


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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 25, 2013 8:52 AM

Lots of good resources for using iPads in the math classroom. Great blog too!

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The Networked Teacher Graphic

The Networked Teacher Graphic | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

Wondering what you can do this summer to ensure you’re the best 21st Century educator you can be? Or maybe you’re just ready for some serious lifelong learning? Either way—check out the Networked Teacher graphic to learn more about exchanging information and ideas through the development of a connected personal learning network that extends beyond the classroom.

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Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core

Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it
There are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom cli...

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:07 AM

Some good ideas are the herethe here

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TouchCast: An Exciting New iPad Tool to Create Wildly Interactive Videos

TouchCast: An Exciting New iPad Tool to Create Wildly Interactive Videos | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

TouchCast is an exciting new tool that combines video and the web in amazingly new interactive ways that I have never before seen. I believe TouchCast could be an exciting new for educators and students.

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New Film by Apple Showcases the Four Most Powerful Apps

New Film by Apple Showcases the Four Most Powerful Apps | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

A powerful new film from Apple showcases four of the most powerful apps available - and how they're being used to change lives.

The post New Film by Apple Showcases the Four Most Powerful Apps appeared first on Edudemic.

 


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Martha Lackey's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:06 AM

Wow!! A powerful video...there's so much I don't know and so much to be learned in this world of new technologies!!

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WhatWasThere: Put history in its place!

WhatWasThere: Put history in its place! | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

WhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.


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Tom Perran's curator insight, July 1, 2013 4:57 PM

Interesting site allows you to view historical photos of places to see how they appeared in the past.  Clickable maps make this site easy to navigate

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Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

he best of augmented reality!


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John Dalziel's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:34 PM

Augmented Reality has been of interest to a significant number of practitioners, and a few learning providers, over the last 8 months or so.
This curation site, curated by Drew Minock, has content that will be of interest to them and those who wish to explore the potential of Augmented Reality.

Learning, Teaching and Skills Resources @ Mimas's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:34 AM

A great place to research more about Augmented Reality and its numerous uses.

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

The American Association of School Librarians has just released "The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:02 PM

Great list of educational tools for 2013 from AASL!

 

Claudia Robinson's curator insight, July 7, 2013 12:43 PM

Great sites that make tech engaging for students...sharing, collaborating, and sites to help with organization, plus much more.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:34 PM

This list ties together a number of resources that can help a teacher organize their teaching tools that address 21st-century learning.

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Ways to Reach Out on Social Media | Social Media Today

Ways to Reach Out on Social Media | Social Media Today | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

hen it comes to reaching out, authenticity and being yourself is key. Remember, social media is about building relationships. And as any relationship expert will tell you, relationships are built on trust and connectivity.


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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:54 AM

Adapt for Educational! This is great advice for building your PLN!

 

Suggestion: Don't ask an OBVIOUS question just to get someone to reply to a Tweet or an email. Do your homework.  Ex. For anyone who reads my Tweets or my  blog asking how I got my avatars seems lazy or inattentive. I've blogged, Tweeted, & written extensively on Avatar Generators.

 

Rather, ask what's your favourite use for an avatar? That's a creative question that starts a conversation that's not giving me extra work repeating myself (OK, I'm admittedly lazy!)

 

What gets me to follow you on Twitter? People who RT me & add their 2 cents in a smart funny way. People who I see don't ONLY RT but also share interesting stuff and share their work shamelessy & generously are most likely to get me to follow them. Those who complain or whine will not be followed. Who wants to talk to a Debbie downer at at party, right? Those who are positive, encourraging, optimistic, & fun! That's who I want to socialize with, don't forget the SOCIAL in social networking. Hey wait, this would be a good blog post, right?

 

Hmmm [deftly adds to her "must to post sugggestion draft folder"]

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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance.

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Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:00 PM

I recently had a conversation about the relevance of teaching cursive handwriting in schools. What do you think?

Jennifer Shackles's comment, July 9, 2013 11:22 AM
How can students read "primary" historical documents if we have generations who cannot read cursive? Only linguists will be able to. How do these students "write" and "sign" their names on official documents? It may not need to be stressed as it once was, but I think it is still a necessary skill.
R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 3, 2013 7:48 AM
Cursive is very important because is helps develop motor skills. It's not just about pretty penmanship.
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CoderDojo Teaches Atlanta Kids How to Code

CoderDojo Teaches Atlanta Kids How to Code | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

CoderDojo is a global movement that teaches kids aged 7-17 yrs how to code. The not-for-profit organisation was  founded by James Whelton and Bill Liao from Ireland in 2011. Since then,  people have been setting up CodeDojo all around the world.


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Edudemic: The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning

Edudemic: The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

We've gone through hundreds of resources to assemble these guides which are meant to help you learn, teach, and share as much as possible.


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Blaine Morrow's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:30 PM

Below are links to the guides we have made so far. They’re always a work in progress so be sure to let us know if we missed something or if you have more resources you want us to call out in the guides. We’re always looking for the best and most useful resources so don’t be shy, share!

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, June 26, 2013 1:50 AM

Fatastic Resource for Educators! Pinterest can be used as a great teaching aid, but is seldom used!

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Teachers Don't Need Convincing, They Need Training to Use Ed Tech

Teachers Don't Need Convincing, They Need Training to Use Ed Tech | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

A survey of 200 Idaho teachers found that most want to use educational technology, but many are not familiar with or don't have access to the latest offerings.


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ChristopherBell's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:17 AM

hmmm - makes sense.

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Cecilia Bullough's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:10 PM

Teachers want to use technology.  Many are not familiar with the latest technology or do not have access to it.

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Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet

Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us. Unfortunately it’s also extremely dangerous if you aren’t aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes. Everyone should know how to be safe when surfing the web, but internet safety tips and tricks are spread out all over the web without a go-to resource.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:06 AM

These types of resources are so important.

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Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint

Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint | 21st Century Technology Integration | Scoop.it

Polychart is a free web service that lets you easily create Dashboards and charts from your existing database. It conveniently connects directly to where you store your data and works in browsers and on tablets so you can create charts and diagrams anywhere you are. You can also export your charts to PowerPoint, PDF and image formats.


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R Kay Richardson's comment, June 22, 2013 8:20 AM
I liked what I read until I got to the part where it connects from the web, directly to your data. How secure is that?
Lynn M. Miller's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:15 PM

Great article! *Professionalism with a Flair! #lmallc

Wayne Turner's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:08 AM

I'm always looking for ways to graphically present complex information.