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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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Pad & Quill Notes Is a Beautiful Note-Taking App for iPhone and iPad - Lifehacker

Pad & Quill Notes Is a Beautiful Note-Taking App for iPhone and iPad - Lifehacker | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
iOS: Pad & Quill is best known for their phone and tablet cases, but they just took the wraps off of a good-looking note-taking app for the iPhone and iPad.
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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set. To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning. We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn. ===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===
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10 video calling apps to connect you with family and friends this Christmas - TNW

10 video calling apps to connect you with family and friends this Christmas - TNW | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Christmas is a time of the year for friends and family, but if you can't be with your loved ones (or want to surprise them while you are on your way to meet them) technology can help, ...
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Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides

Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
If you are a user of Google Slides presentation tool you may want to take it to the next step and create your own templates instead of always using the default theme. One reason to do this is for s...
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Your Life Is Public And You Need A Filter

Your Life Is Public And You Need A Filter | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
If you are on Twitter or other social networks with a public profile—congratulations—you’ve made a deal that is not diss…
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Want To Be A Better Leader? Try This In 2014

Want To Be A Better Leader? Try This In 2014 | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Refuel your mind, body, and soul and 2014 will be your best year yet.
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Best iPad Apps of 2013 - iPad Insight

Best iPad Apps of 2013 - iPad Insight | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business apps to wonderful educational apps, to beautiful apps for working with photos and for creating art, music, videos, and more. And of course we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to great iPad games and entertainment apps."
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Tablets popular with kids, but health experts worry about effects on development | NDTV Gadgets

Tablets popular with kids, but health experts worry about effects on development | NDTV Gadgets | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
While children nowadays are happy to play with tablets and smartphones, experts suggest the devices may hinder brain and social development.
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The Best Free Education Web Tools Of 2013 - Edudemic

The Best Free Education Web Tools Of 2013 - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There's a wealth of education related web tools out there that can make your life easier and turn your computer, phone, and/or tablet into a teaching and learning powerhouse.
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Two Fun and Free Fractions Games for Your Students' iPads - iPad Apps for School

Two Fun and Free Fractions Games for Your Students' iPads - iPad Apps for School | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Fractions lessons can be fun with these two free iPad apps that I tried this morning. "
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Internet privacy as important as human rights, says UN's Navi Pillay

Internet privacy as important as human rights, says UN's Navi Pillay | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Navi Pillay compares uproar over mass surveillance to response that helped defeat apartheid during Today programme The UN general assembly unanimously voted last week to adopt a resolution, introduced by Germany and Brazil, stating that "the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, including the right to privacy". Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel , were among those spied on, according to the documents leaked by Snowden. The resolution called on the 193 UN member states "to review their procedures, practices and legislation regarding the surveillance of communications, their interception and collection of personal data, with a view to upholding the right to privacy of all their obligations under international human rights law". It also directed Pillay to publish a report on the protection and promotion of privacy "in the context of domestic and extraterritorial surveillance ... including on a mass scale". She told Berners-Lee that it was "very important that governments now want to discuss the matters of mass surveillance and right to privacy in a serious way".
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Everything you have wanted to learn about GreenScreens, Lighting, Cameras | TechEducator Podcast - YouTube

Welcome to the 24th episode of the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Jon Samuelson. The Tech Educator Podcast is a ...
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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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iMovie iOS7 Text Special Effects Tutorial- MRSPEPEDOTCOM

iMovie iOS7 Text Special Effects Tutorial- MRSPEPEDOTCOM | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
This is a tutorial showing the iPad user how to use special effects with six of the different nine types of text special effects in the iOS7 version of iMovie on the iPad.
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Find Kids Apps in the iOS App Store the Easy Way with Age Sorting - OSXDaily

Find Kids Apps in the iOS App Store the Easy Way with Age Sorting - OSXDaily | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Apple has created individual sections of the App Store for kids, which makes finding age appropriate apps for children much easier than it was before. With a few adjustments, you can basically create a kids-only App Store, perfectly suited for children aged 11 and under, but also conveniently broken into different age groups if you’re looking to narrow down to more age appropriate choices. This is different from the general age restrictions that can be set for the App Store, and aims to provide an easy way to browse through the huge amount of kids apps available to iOS."
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Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques

Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Today, we present an interesting showcase of screen capture tools that demonstrate effective and competent screen capturing.
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18 Epic Productivity Apps to Help You Live Your Dreams - Cool Cat Teacher

18 Epic Productivity Apps to Help You Live Your Dreams - Cool Cat Teacher | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Productivity can be an elusive way to slave drive yourself into exhaustion. If you choose the right habits and the productivity apps, you can get it done.
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Six Offbeat Cloud Services That Could Change Your Life

Six Offbeat Cloud Services That Could Change Your Life | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Cloud storage like Dropbox and Google Drive are one-size-fits-most, but there are some killer alternatives out there.
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11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success. Here are some free apps for iPads -- along with a few other tips -- that can transform your daily lessons and are definitely worth checking out!
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Yahoo Weather: The Best iPad Weather App | iPad.AppStorm

Yahoo Weather: The Best iPad Weather App | iPad.AppStorm | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Yahoo! Weather is hands-down the best weather app I have seen on the iPad, and it comes at an excellent price: free.
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Welcome to an Easier Way to Blog - Dropplets

Welcome to an Easier Way to Blog - Dropplets | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A minimalist markdown blogging solution. Welcome to an Easier Way to Blog.
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18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies

18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Whether you have one iPad, a few, or a class set, there are plenty of great apps that will come in handy in the Social Studies classroom. These apps provide access to primary source documents, rei...
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