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5 Awesome Temporarily Free iOS Apps You Should Download While You Can - OSXDaily

5 Awesome Temporarily Free iOS Apps You Should Download While You Can - OSXDaily | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Christmas has come early for iPad and iPhone users as the iOS App Store is getting bombarded with free and reduced price apps in anticipation for the holiday rush. Here’s a quick roundup of five temporarily free iOS apps that are all amazingly high quality, and well worth their full prices, making their temporary free tag an absolute steal.
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Cosmic Cubs Storymaker for Kids - iPad Apps for School

Cosmic Cubs Storymaker for Kids - iPad Apps for School | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Cosmic Cubs Storymaker is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to create short stories about space. Cosmic Storymaker provides a book layout to which students can add page backgrounds, clip art characters, and speech bubbles. Students drag pre-written words and sentences to each speech bubble on the pages they create. All of the pre-written text is related to space. Completed stories are saved in the app."
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Two great astronomy apps for your holiday stargazing - TUAW

Two great astronomy apps for your holiday stargazing - TUAW | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"As you've no doubt noticed, here in North America the skies are very crisp and transparent in the winter -- when the clouds have parted, of course. We also get the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, and some lovely constellations. I've got two really well-done astronomy apps for you that have just received significant updates. One is pro-oriented, while the other is more for casual sky watchers."
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Best Christmas apps for iPad & iPhone - iPad/iPhone - Macworld UK

Best Christmas apps for iPad & iPhone - iPad/iPhone - Macworld UK | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"The festive season is upon us, and for many that'll mean some time off work to relax and spend time with family. If you're in search of some entertainment during your time off, we've rounded up 10 Christmas apps for iPad and iPhone to keep you in the holiday spirit."
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6 Google apps that will replace your default iOS apps - Mobile Phone | ThinkDigit Features

6 Google apps that will replace your default iOS apps - Mobile Phone | ThinkDigit Features | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
If you are use Google’s services heavily, it doesn’t mean you have to use an Android phone. No sir, because your existing iPhone or iPad will do just fine. We tell you which Apple apps to replace, with their Google powered alternatives.
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Check this out--We find Gmail and Chrome intuitive, teacher and student friendly at school.--Lou


Excerpt:"...In a complete contrast to Apple’s aloof-ish attitude towards the Android platform in terms of apps, Google has been fairly attentive to the iOS platform, developing apps and sending out updates regularly. If you are one of those people who has an iPhone, you really don’t need to consider a switch to an Android smartphone, just to be able to fully utilize the Google ecosystem of apps and services. We tell you how to do the same, on your iPhone or iPad. At the risk of some rather venomous clobbering, it wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that the best “Android experience” is actually on an iOS device. Now, while I go and don some pudenda protection gear and hide behind a wall of riot police, you can read on and Google-fy your iOS device. And hopefully, you will get results that impress you....."

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Are the websites you're using tracking what you type?

Are the websites you're using tracking what you type? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or any webpage can track everything you do and could be keylogging your every pointer movement or keystroke. But it's how the internet has been since forever, though many, ...
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Facebook Privacy and User Habits [Infographic]

Facebook Privacy and User Habits [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Regularly checking your privacy settings is important because Facebook makes changes to the privacy section a few times per year.
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Steps to Find Your Dream School in the US

Steps to Find Your Dream School in the US | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Use these easy steps to find your dream school in the US and start planning your time as an international student! Get searching now!
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15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools

16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
From navigating the Web in entirely new ways to seeing where in the world twitters are coming from, data visualization tools are changing the way we view content. We found the f...
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73+ Ways to Use ThingLink + Free Educator Upgrade thru 12/31/13

73+ Ways to Use ThingLink + Free Educator Upgrade thru 12/31/13 | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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Tech Tools For Teaching: Five Ways to Apps Smash

Tech Tools For Teaching: Five Ways to Apps Smash | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"“Appy” Holidays from your Bellevue Public Schools Techngology Trainers: Ann, Brent, and Jenny. Our gift to all you “Appy” teachers this holiday season are FIVE ways to APP Smash! Appy smashing happens when you combine the power of more than one app to create something incredible. Below are five of our “go to” apps and fun ideas on how to smash them together with other fantastic apps to take awesome to a whole new level!"
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Teachers With Apps Certification Program

Teachers With Apps Certification Program | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Mobile devices have been making in-roads into the learning space since their debut. The mobile tablet, especially, will continue to progress to the head of the class. To salute this ongoing trend, we aim to acknowledge outstanding apps and app developers in the education app industry that go above and beyond excellent. Teachers With Apps is pleased to unveil their Teachers With Apps Certified Apps program. This Certification was designed to recognize and applaud Apps that are exemplary. The Teachers With Apps Certified badge of approval is awarded, on a quarterly basis, to education apps that prove exemplary in the following areas: content, presentation, and execution, as well as overall user experience."
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Celebrating The 7 Habits Of Successful Students

Celebrating The 7 Habits Of Successful Students | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"We’ve talked about habits of successful teachers. We’ve discussed the Habits of Mind. We’ve even discussed new currencies for 21st century learners. We haven’t, though, talked much about the kinds of habits that create successful students. Stephen Covey, of business organization and leadership fame, has turned his “habits” shtick into an empire–one that entered the classroom years ago with his 7 habits of success students, seen below."
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How to Give iBooks as Gifts from iBooks & iTunes in iOS - OSXDaily

How to Give iBooks as Gifts from iBooks & iTunes in iOS - OSXDaily | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"iTunes and App Store users have long been able to gift apps, movies, and music, and thanks to a recent iBooks Store change, we can all give the gift of literature too, and complete the whole transaction right in our hand from iOS. Perhaps best of all, you can schedule the gift arrival to be on a specific date, and the gifted book arrives neatly in their email inbox right on time, which means that even total slacker holiday shoppers like me will be able to get something for everyone in time for Christmas."
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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion - Mind/Shift

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion - Mind/Shift | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Sure, games can teach gravity or supply and demand, but can they show us how to build a good argument? The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation.
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5 Powerful Assistive Technologies Being Used In Classrooms - Edudemic

5 Powerful Assistive Technologies Being Used In Classrooms - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
One of my relatives is an elementary educator in a public school. The town she teaches in is well-known locally for having heavily integrated classrooms and offering a lot of help to students with differing abilities.
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Pixiclip - Whiteboard for sketches and voice

Pixiclip - Whiteboard for sketches and voice | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Pixiclip's web-based whiteboard makes it easy to create and share sketches online
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The A-Z Guide To Improving Your Own Learning [Infographic]

The A-Z Guide To Improving Your Own Learning [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Sometimes, we go about our day in a haze of habits, whether we realize it or not. From the order in which we shower and get coffee in the morning to a before bed 'ritual', we tend to do many things more automatically than we realize.
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Facebook is tracking what you don’t do on Facebook

Facebook is tracking what you don’t do on Facebook | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Self-censorship" is a problem the company is eager to solve.
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10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online

10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There are 10 things that online teachers should unlearn before they take up teaching online. Online Education needs new and open thinkers for sustainability.
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Write About This - Find or Create Writing Prompts

Write About This - Find or Create Writing Prompts | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Write About This is an iPad app (free and paid versions available) containing visual, text, voice writing prompts for students. Students can respond to the writing prompts they see by writing direc...
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12 Essential iOS Apps for Amateur Astronomers - The Mac Observer

12 Essential iOS Apps for Amateur Astronomers - The Mac Observer | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
What are the essential iOS apps for the backyard astronomer? John Martellaro catalogs some of the most notable iOS apps that round out suite of operational and educational apps for the amateur stargazer using an iPad or iPhone.
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Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
“ Creating digital learning content has never been easier. In these pages you'll find eleven tools that make it fun to bring together different types of digital media - text, images, audio, video - to "mash up" your own online learning materials.”
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TeachersWithApps - 50+ Favorite Elementary School Apps

TeachersWithApps - 50+ Favorite Elementary School Apps | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Rounding up the best and favorite elementary school apps is not an easy task, the market is saturated and there are so many standouts that cover the gamut of grade levels.
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