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Creating Google Drive Templates

Creating Google Drive Templates | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
If you use Google Drive you will want to use the template gallery. http://drive.google.com/templates ; The template gallery has many templates for resumes, lesson planning, presentations, and...
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How to Differentiate Learning With iTunes U - Edudemic

How to Differentiate Learning With iTunes U - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
This year I was teaching the advanced iPad class, even within that class there was a tremendous range of abilities ranging from your early adopters to your skeptics. However, thanks to iTunes U, I was able to differentiate activities.
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The Most Important Apps That Shaped Mobile In 2013 - readwrite

The Most Important Apps That Shaped Mobile In 2013 - readwrite | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"In this mobile-first era, apps make headlines, precipitate stock slumps and altogether define an industry that didn’t see them coming a mere six years ago when Apple released the App Store. Here is our list of the most important apps of 2013. These are not necessarily the fan favorites, but they were the headline drivers, movers and shakers that helped define the app economy in 2013 and beyond."
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10 Best Tools for Teachers and Students to Use in 2014 - LifeHack.org

10 Best Tools for Teachers and Students to Use in 2014 - LifeHack.org | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Many online tools can enhance teacher-parent-student communication. Here are 10 of the best.
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Response: To Flip, Or Not To Flip, A Classroom - That Is The Question

Response: To Flip, Or Not To Flip, A Classroom - That Is The Question | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic) Attilio Galimberti asked: What are best practices to make a flipped classroom model work?
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Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics - Mind/Shift

Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics - Mind/Shift | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A new study shows allowing fifth graders to use tablets at home and in class has potential to give them more learning opportunities.
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iPad Book Creator is Now Free to Try Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Book Creator is Now Free to Try Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Book Creator is definitely a robust educational iPad app out there . I have been using it for awhile now and I found it really wonderful. The good news about this app is that you can now install and try it for free. You can actually try out your first book and if you like it you can then pay $4.99 to buy it."
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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Tools 4 Students

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Tools 4 Students | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Tools 4 Students is an excellent iPad app designed to help students w/ their Writing/Comprehension. The way this works is T4S supplies 25 graphic organizers that focus on such skills as: cause/effect, main idea, KWL, etc, and can be edited/saved/shared to help students organize their thoughts and strengthen their skills."
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What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
We're addicted to distraction, and it's holding us back. To find genius in the 21st century, we must build a discipline of unplugging and deep thinking.
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Top ten computer science teaching resources - theguardian

Top ten computer science teaching resources - theguardian | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A pioneering head of ICT shares some fantastic routes into teaching children code and computing
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Smart Apps For Special Needs: Our Picks for the Top 100 Apps for Kids

Smart Apps For Special Needs: Our Picks for the Top 100 Apps for Kids | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"The time of the year for giving and receiving has come, and we know that means there will be new devices to fill with apps and iTunes gift cards to redeem. We wanted to bring you a list of our top apps to help fill those devices. Some of these apps have been highlighted on our site, while others have been on Smart Apps for Kids. This list is arranged by categories, but the apps are in no particular order. The first app highlighted in each section is either the top choice chosen by Rachel H. or Heather S. or a highly recommended app on Smart Apps for Special Needs."
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The App-Driven Life: How To Stick To Your 2014 New Year's Resolutions - readwrite

The App-Driven Life: How To Stick To Your 2014 New Year's Resolutions - readwrite | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Do more than just upload cat pics this year. Here's how you can get fit, ditch bad habits and become a better person using mobile apps.
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Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems - iPad Apps for School

Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems - iPad Apps for School | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Thinking Blocks is a series of free iPad apps based on the web tool of the same name. The apps are designed to help students develop models of word problems. In each of the apps students create block models to work through a series of progressively more difficult word problems. As students work through the problems they are provided with feedback as to whether or not they are using the correct sequence to solve each problem. There are templates and problems for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and ratios. You can find links to all of the apps on the Thinking Blocks site."
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The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Evernote iPad Apps and Chrome Extensions for Educators and School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Evernote iPad Apps and Chrome Extensions for Educators and School Leaders | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Evenote, as I've posted many times, is such a versatile application that every educator is bound to find it useful. Besides the fact that you can access the application across devices, there are some additional extensions and tablet apps that make it even more useful and versatile for the school leader and classroom teacher. Check out each of these tablet apps and Chrome extensions to extend the usefulness of the application even further."
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4 Apps Teens Love that Parents Need to Monitor - Raising Boys - The Good Men Project

4 Apps Teens Love that Parents Need to Monitor - Raising Boys - The Good Men Project | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Cyber Crime Expert Sedgrid Lewis shares the four hottest apps being used by teens and why parents need to monitor them.
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Inequity and BYOD - Connected Principals @georgecouros

Inequity and BYOD - Connected Principals @georgecouros | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Often when speaking to groups about technology and “Bring Your Own Device” initiatives, I will have someone challenge the thinking and say, “Well…what about inequity?” To break down this question, what is often meant is that you will really shine a negative spotlight on the kids who do not have devices and they will feel worse about their situations. Sometimes I feel that this argument is a reason to not even try by some that are making it. But for some, it is a legitimate concern. Here are my thoughts…"
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10 Tips For A Smarter iPad-Based Classroom - TeachThought

10 Tips For A Smarter iPad-Based Classroom - TeachThought | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"When I first raised my hand to pilot my middle school’s first 1:1 classroom, I knew it was going to be bumpy. After all, I am a practitioner of content, not a tech guru. But the way I see it, I work to not only help guide students to unveil the subject matter (consume), I also work to be up on the most current ways to communicate that content (create). Hence, my willingness to jump out of my wheelhouse, the shallow end of the ed tech pool, and into the deep end of total tech immersion. The only way to learn was to jump in and jump in early, so I raised my hand."
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: NYC blazes trails to prepare students for success with new social media guidelines

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: NYC blazes trails to prepare students for success with new social media guidelines | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"While some school districts have banned the use of social media because of fears of inappropriate use and distracting students, in an unprecedented move, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has reached out to students, teachers, and parents as partners to create guidelines for the appropriate use of social media for personal and academic purposes"
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Is it time we push the best educational content out to our colleagues?

Is it time we push the best educational content out to our colleagues? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
I have a problem. It’s really a simple problem. I’d like to get more teachers at my school “connected”. Now, I don’t really like that term “connected” beca...
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How to Use Hangouts in the Classroom

How to Use Hangouts in the Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Here’s a list of some ways to use Google Hangouts in the classroom.
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16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom - TeachThought

16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom - TeachThought | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed. These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat. But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure — in academic terms — actually begin."
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Have Students Review The Great Gatsby With an iPad Adventure - iPad Apps for School

Have Students Review The Great Gatsby With an iPad Adventure - iPad Apps for School | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"The Great Gatsby: Classic Adventures is an iPad app that students can use to review The Great Gatsby while playing a game at the same time. As students work through the app they listen to parts of the story while seeing animations of the story. Each animation contains hidden objects that students have to find before moving to the next scene of the story. Students earn points for finding hidden objects. The points earned are used to “buy” decorations for a house."
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100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students

100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Google Drive provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are...
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13 of the Best iOS Tips & Collections for 2013 - OSXDaily

13 of the Best iOS Tips & Collections for 2013 - OSXDaily | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"2013 was a big year for iOS, seeing the release of several new iPads, iPhones, and perhaps most noticeable of all, iOS 7 and it’s dramatic interface overhaul. To wrap up the year, we’re going to offer a roundup of our thirteen favorite articles on iOS and it’s accompanying devices. No, these certainly weren’t the most popular articles published by OSXDaily, but because they’re mostly tips lists and collections, they’re all knowledge-packed with tons of information that is sure to teach everyone something new."
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Setting Technology Goals for the New Year - Edutopia

Setting Technology Goals for the New Year - Edutopia | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"New Year's Day is traditionally the time when we look back on the past 12 months and make resolutions for the next 12. If you're looking to set a goal for yourself professionally, why not focus on technology integration? This year, think of an area where you can grow! Here are a few ideas of where to concentrate your energy as you make technology goals for the upcoming year."
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