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Teachers Guide to Creating and Publishing Websites Using The New Google Sites

Teachers Guide to Creating and Publishing Websites Using The New Google Sites | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Google has recently introduced a totally revamped Google Sites available to its G Suite customers only. Compared with the classic Site, the new Google Sites comes with a bunch of extra interesting features that include intuitive technology, integration with G Suite apps, attractive design, ability to track site’s performance using Google Analytics, new colourful templates and many more. To learn more about the difference between classic Sites and new Sites, check out this resource.

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A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Below is a curated collection of some of the best YouTube channels created by teachers for teachers. This is a work we have published a few months ago and is meant to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access a plethora of educational video materials to use in their instruction. We have arranged these channels into the following categories: channels for science teachers, channels for math teachers, channels for chemistry and physics teachers, channels for learning English, channels for educational documentaries, and channels that provide intelligent content for students. Enjoy

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 24, 6:16 PM
I am an advocate of YouTube for its educational channels. Explore some and discover the many resources available.
Vikki Coleman's curator insight, August 3, 4:01 PM
This very short article, lists a large number of educational youtube channels that can assist new and old teachers in incorporating technology in the classroom.

It is my hope that others will read this as we all work to incorporate technology into our schools.
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5 learning Tech Trends to watch in the next 5 years

5 learning Tech Trends to watch in the next 5 years | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Here is a list of five trends learning professionals should consider when mapping out strategies for the next five of years. It is important to note that trends are not isolated developments within the L&D community. Often they are the culmination, confluence, and convergence of technological innovation, discoveries or rediscoveries of learning science and a reaction to changes within the larger culture in which society operates.

For example, gamification has been made possible through a combination of mobile technologies, the application of the science of distributed practice and retrieval practice and the widespread adoption of mobile devices, as well as the result of a generation who has grown up playing video games entering the workforce and achieving positions of influence who want a little more excitement in their instructional content than merely a series of bulleted lists followed by a multiple choice quiz. When mapping out learning strategies for your organization, you need to carefully consider the elements of technology, learning science, and societal influences to ensure that you have a strategy that is on target, scalable, and meets the needs of your learners to help them achieve organizational goals and objectives. Let’s look at some of the trends that should be on your radar.

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Boosting Student Engagement with Google Education - YouTube

https://www.google.com/intl/en_au/edu/products/devices/ Hear how Arthur Phillip High School dramatically improved student engagement and performance by offer...

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3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving - TeachThought

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving  - TeachThought | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these days. Yet, the nature of Personal Learning Networks is evolving as the range of tools available to support them increases, and our rapport with those tools becomes more sophisticated.

The aim of this post is to outline the changes that appear to be taking shape, and to offer some practical strategies for teachers to supercharge their Personal Learning Networks.

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Debbie Diaz-Arnold's curator insight, March 7, 2015 6:49 PM

So what if we did a weekly tweet chat?   What are the possible outcomes?

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 TED-Ed Lessons on How the Human Body Works

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 TED-Ed Lessons on How the Human Body Works | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it

 

This morning I visited TED-Ed's Lesson catalog and saw a new lesson about the pancreas. Seeing that video prompted me to look for other TED-Ed videos about the human body. I came up with four more and put them into a little playlist on YouTube. The five videos cover the pancreas, kidneys, lungs, heart, and liver. The playlist is embedded below.

 


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10 Graphic & Web Design Tools That Will Explode in 2015

10 Graphic & Web Design Tools That Will Explode in 2015 | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Every designer has a collection of tools that they find indispensable to doing their job. Some of these tools are popular ones that you will…

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Librarians Share Best Practices for Teaching Inquiry-Based Learning

Librarians Share Best Practices for Teaching Inquiry-Based Learning | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Former librarians Paige Jaeger and Mary Ratzer said that when it comes to effectively teaching inquiry-based learning, an educator's best bet is to pair up with their school librarians.

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Teacher as Curator: Capture and Organize Learning Materials with Web 2.0 Tools - Ted Curran.net

Teacher as Curator: Capture and Organize Learning Materials with Web 2.0 Tools - Ted Curran.net | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
This post explores the idea 'teacher as curator'-- making attractive and readable collections of high quality materials online using free tools.

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The 12 biggest study tips for students of any age - Daily Genius

The 12 biggest study tips for students of any age - Daily Genius | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Staying focused is harder than ever. Seriously. If you were a student a decade ago, your biggest distraction was likely AOL Instant Messenger or perhaps that party down the hall. Now there’s texting, social networks, blogs, videos, podcasts, you get the idea.


All of these are dangerous time-sucks when it comes to trying to get some proper studying done. If you’ve hit a few roadblocks during your time studying then this straightforward visual guide to the biggest study tips will help you out. It’s especially useful for distracted students who have trouble figuring out how to balance their online travels (web surfing?) with their required studying.

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190+ entertaining education videos perfect for classrooms - Daily Genius

190+ entertaining education videos perfect for classrooms - Daily Genius | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Want to find a better way to enhance classroom lessons? Discover interesting concepts you might not normally know about? This awesome playlist of entertaining education videos (embedded below) is perfect for classrooms and will have you learning on the go just about wherever and whenever you want.

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A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Photos for Class is a very good web tool that you and your students can use to search for and download Creative Common licensed images. The search engine of Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search to return results that are licensed for school use.

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A Must Know Google Scholar Tip for Researchers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Know Google Scholar Tip for Researchers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Similar to Google Alerts I covered in an earlier post, Google Scholar also has an "alert" feature that allows users to keep updated about the topics, news, and authors that interest them. Google scholar Alert is particularly useful for student researchers who are doing research around a topic area and want to have access to the latest and recent output about it. Creating an alert on Google Scholar will enable you to receive emails with updates and new releases about your alert. For instance, let's say your research topic is game-based learning and that one of the established authors you want to make sure to read his newest updates in this area is James Paul Gee. You can go ahead and create two alerts using the following key phrases : game-based learning, and James Paul Gee. From the time you create these alerts, anything published on Google Scholar with these two phrases in it will come directly to your inbox.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, November 17, 2014 1:57 PM

Everyone who is studying should know about Google Alerts. A very useful tool to keep you very up to date.

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50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it

While Apple products are known for their integration in classrooms, increasingly Google is the choice for schools and districts looking for something organized, useful, and inexpensive that’s available on tablet, laptop, Chromebooks, desktop, smartphone, and more. 



In fact, the sheer diversity of Google products might make them a more natural fit in the classroom in lieu of the iPad’s gravity. Below we’ve listed 50 ways teachers can get started using Google in the classroom.


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Victor Ventura's curator insight, November 5, 11:10 AM
Take advantage of the diversity of Google's resources.
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5 Websites That Make Language Learning More Interactive

5 Websites That Make Language Learning More Interactive | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Great teachers strive to make learning engaging, interactive, and fun for students. Certain subjects like the visual arts and hands-on sciences may lend themselves well to this. Language learning, on the other hand, has rarely been grouped with “the cool subjects.”

As technology advances, more and more tools have become available that when used correctly can make language learning anything but boring.

As a teacher, you’ve already established a curriculum and methods for teaching your language, so instead of re-writing all of your work, pull from the myriad supplemental opportunities that can be found online to make lessons more engaging and therefore memorable.

Here are five great websites that supplement your lessons, making language learning more interactive and fun.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 8, 8:50 AM
Using your creativity and imagination, great things can occur. These ideas and resource can help you.
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11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Why are we the way that we are? Is there anything we can do to change the way we think, behave, and react? And even if we come to know how the brain works, are we limited by our underlying circuitry or can we overcome our limitations?

Over the years, TED has put on dozens of amazing presentations that highlight the mysteries of the brain and break them down in ways that we — laymen — can understand. Here are the most fascinating ones we’ve watched and enjoyed.

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, May 21, 3:43 PM
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Who doesn't love TED talks!?!
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Epic Privacy Browser

Epic Privacy Browser | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Privacy matters to me, I'm using the Epic Privacy Browser, a private alternative to chrome. FREE

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Apps and Sites for Learning About How the Human Body Works

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How to Add a Creative Commons Image Search Tool to Your Blog

How to Add a Creative Commons Image Search Tool to Your Blog | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Disclosure: Photos for Class is owned by Storyboard That. Storyboard That advertises on this blog.
Photos for Class is an image search engine that only locates images that are labeled with a Creative Commons license.

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3 Good Resources to Download Public Domain Educational Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Good Resources to Download Public Domain Educational Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Below are some good platforms  to search for CC licensed or public domain videos to use with students in class. I invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to this list,.

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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube | Listly List

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube | SafeShare.TV - The Safest Way To Watch and Share YouTube videos., 21st Century Classroom: YouTube @ Kent-Meridian High School, YouTube for Schools - YouTube, Education, quietube | Video without the distractions | Youtube, Viddler, Vimeo and more, Copyright Law: What Teachers Need to Know, YouTube Capture, Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later, TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos, and YouTube Doubler | Mashup Helper

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Moving Beyond the Textbook - Edutopia

Moving Beyond the Textbook - Edutopia | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
There are a lot of misconceptions around the transition from textbooks into the world of digital content delivery. The biggest mistake schools can make is simply changing out one medium of delivery for another without ever assessing or changing the content or method of delivery. Simply, let's take a 19th-century tool and place it on a 21st-century device. This is not the way to leverage the power of an iPad or, for that matter, any device you integrate in your classroom.

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Things 21st Century Teachers Should Be Able to Do ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Things 21st Century Teachers Should Be Able to Do ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it
Today as I was wading through my bookmarks I came across this resource which I have saved awhile ago. This is a chart featuring what its author called 21 things every 21st century teacher should do this year. This chart is created by Sean Junkins based on a blog post by Carl Hooker. I went through the ideas suggested here and thought of providing you with some good web tools to apply to some of these ideas. The tools I am sharing are based on posts I have published in this blog.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 29, 2014 6:39 AM

A lot of this is social media and I think its great. I love the idea of setting yourself a goal to try and achieve all of this next year. I wonder how many I will have persuaded teachers to use by the end of next year. 

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The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 | Apps and software for Education | Scoop.it

November 21, 2014
We have reviewed and shared over 200 educational apps during this year.


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 23, 2014 2:33 PM

Great list of apps to try out. Not just WeVideo, Knowmia, and Explain Everything, but also YouTube Capture, 30 Hands, Tellegami, Animoto, and iMovie.

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The Best iPad Apps in Art Education | Listly List

What iPad Apps are most useful for student learning and engagement? We have listed our top apps that promote CREATIVITY and ORIGINALITY. Please help rank the most useful, leave a comment, and add to this list of the BEST apps for art education!

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