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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. 


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:56 AM

These tools are mostly web-based and provide ways in which students can visually represent their ideas. 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 2014 9:27 AM

Getting students to create infographics and using them ourselves to present information are more than justifiable reasons for these kind of tools

Isabelle Heymans's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:43 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard

Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Edmodo is free and offers you a simple virtual learning environment where your students can share ideas and collaborate together. It has a very similar interface to Facebook and so your students will pick it up easily. What's more, students to do need provide their emails. It is really easy to create a group and then invite your students to join the group. You can create separate groups for each class you teach. What is more amazing is that it is free. You can create quizzes, polls, add up important dates to the calendar, run discussions and share links, videos, articles etc.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 4, 2014 4:37 PM

Here's an articulate and professionally produced series of training videos that will help you hit the ground running with Edmodo.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 11, 2014 2:22 AM

If you decide to use Edmodo, this is a great place to start.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, October 12, 2014 7:48 AM

This is  a FREE LMS and does not require students to provide an email address.  You are able to upload documents, videos, MP3s, pictures and links to websites.  Edmodo is user friendly and a great way to introduce students to an online learning environment.

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Edutopia: Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2014 8:56 PM

Best practices, Netiquette, Time Management tips... all in one sweet pdf package.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 4, 2014 3:05 AM

lots of good stuff here

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 4, 2014 12:55 PM

A PDF with tons of great insights. 

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18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post

18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality. The tablet or smart phone-wielding travelers can now immerse themselves in an entire library of art and culture-related distractions, finding solace in everything from a Vincent van Gogh game to a digital version of the Louvre.

Just this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a 140-year-old cultural stalwart of New York City, went the way of the future and introduced an iPhone app. Described as "exceedingly simple and modest" by Forbes, the move to make art more accessible is something we can't help but love. So, in the spirit of the Met's 21st century attitude, we've put together a list of mobile museums and art-honoring programs that will spark creativity in your everyday life.

Behold, 18 apps every creative and artist type should download now:

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Pavel Liser's curator insight, October 13, 2014 3:51 AM
It's one of those #AutumnDays, when you need one of these apps :)
Techstore's curator insight, October 13, 2014 6:35 AM

18 Apps that will Inspire Creativity in your Everyday Life.

#business #apps #technology

Kamian's curator insight, October 14, 2014 8:53 AM

(ENG) 18 Impresionantes aplicaciones que convertirán tu Ipad en una genial herramienta creativa y artística.

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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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aitouaddaC's comment, September 22, 2014 5:16 PM
Amazing !
Gareth Jukes's curator insight, March 24, 2015 10:38 PM

Variations of major zones and effects of markets-

 

This article describes why the U.S is one of the few countries that actually refrigerates their eggs. This is beacuse we had washed away the cuticle that protects eggs from bacteria. In other countries, they just leave eggs like how they were laid.

 

This article contributes to the idea of variations of markets by explaining how our country is one different from most of others by eggs. It also explains why we are one of the few that must chill the eggs, unlike other markets and/or venders.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:44 PM

For many Americans that are traveling abroad for the first time, realizing that eggs aren't in the refrigerator is a bit of a culture shock (not to mention the moment they find milk in a box that also isn't being refrigerated).  Agricultural practices dictate storage requirements and some things we might have imagined were universal are actually place-specific or peculiar to our cultural setting.  What we are taught to think of as gross, appropriate, attractive or even sanitary is often steeped in a cultural context.  So is it strange the we refrigerate our eggs in the United States, or that they don't in other places? 

 

Tags: food production, technology, industry, food, agriculture, perspective.

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Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker

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FLIP HTML5 is a Interactive html5 digital publishing platform that makes it easy to create interactive digital publications, including magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Create HTML5 flipbook from PDF to view on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

 


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Lon Naylor's curator insight, September 22, 2014 6:07 PM

Another visual content idea. 

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 23, 2014 3:34 AM

Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker. 

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Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined.

Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined. | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr is the most versatile and powerful photo editing tool in the web.


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John Bostock's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:41 AM

Not the only product of this type available, and with limited effect filters; but very good  basic image adjustment controls - accessible from any modern web browser. 

Tim Brook's curator insight, September 13, 2014 7:52 AM

I like the look of this. Adjustable filtering nice UI

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40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide

40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Bad PowerPoint design may be just as detrimental to your presentation as smelling like a horse. When you have poorly designed slides, a few things happen: your professionalism is questioned (because you essentially tell the people looking at your PowerPoint that you don't know how to create professional work); your audience members get distracted as they toggle between looking at your bad design and listen to what you're actually saying (and, in the end, they don't really ingest either); and your audience just gets bored or annoyed--which is about the worst possible outcome when presenting. Obviously, there are a number of…

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Angie Grace's curator insight, September 19, 2014 3:34 PM

Make better PowerPoints by following these tips.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 19, 2014 11:28 PM

very cool graphic. Helping us to stay in line!

Connie Butcher's curator insight, September 20, 2014 12:54 PM

Awesome!

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The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology

The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

The choices are endless. Should I set up a class blog or a Twitter account? Should I use Edmodo? Test out cell phone use in the classroom? How about Google Docs? Prezi? 

 

 


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Will check out Ming but hopes this works  better than their video about it.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 17, 2014 9:49 PM

Some good basics here. 

John Rudkin's curator insight, September 18, 2014 4:05 AM

Ignore at your peril

Shannon Resendez's curator insight, September 18, 2014 8:52 AM

A teachers evaluation of best practices using classroom technology.

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The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post

The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Make your social media frequency the most valuable. Find out how often you should be posting to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.

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Lee Werrell's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:00 AM

People who blanket their ads across social media need not read this, those who are professional and courteous should.

Gary Obermeyer's curator insight, September 13, 2014 11:36 AM

Well presented information, but should not be used as gospel.  things change so fast in social media that there's a half-life to just about any rules and guidelines.  My best advice, have a plan that makes sense to you and pay attention to the analytics. 

Nicholas C. Rossis's curator insight, September 15, 2014 8:17 AM

How not to annoy your followers on your social media: interesting for authors and non-authors alike.  

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Create a mobile app in minutes

Create a mobile app in minutes | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
DWNLD allows anyone to create a native mobile app with a single click. It's easy, it's fast, and it's affordable at only $15. Apps Made Easy.

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 9, 2014 12:24 PM

Even those who don't view themselves as "tech designer savvy" should take a look. This could be a game-changer....and gifted students would soar!

niftyjock's curator insight, September 9, 2014 6:03 PM

Apps without the drama, looks good, works well and easy to use

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Sqwiggle Now Lets You Use Your iPad as a 'Second Screen' - The Next Web

Sqwiggle Now Lets You Use Your iPad as a 'Second Screen' - The Next Web | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Sqwiggle Now Lets You Use Your iPad as a 'Second Screen' The Next Web Sqwiggle, a platform for helping remote teams work together more efficiently by utilizing always-on group video chat, has just launched its first iPad app, building on its...

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ViewPure / videos without clutter

ViewPure / videos without clutter | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Watch YouTube videos without comments, ads, related videos, or any other distractions. It's great for teachers, parents, and organizations alike - or really, anybody.

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This sounds great way to get rid of the inappropriate remarks I sometimes see.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, August 26, 2014 2:32 PM

Muito interessante este site. De certa forma, "limpa, purifica" um vídeo retirando-lhe ads, comentários e tudo aquilo que não faz parte do vídeo original.

Basta copiar o link do vídeo, entrar no ViewPure e colar na barra de endereços. Quase de imediato, pode assistir ao vídeo limpo.

O ViewPure também disponibiliza todos os vídeos que foram "purificados" no site.

Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, August 31, 2014 1:29 PM

WievPure consente di vedere i video su youtube senza commentii, ads, link ad altri video, e altri elementi distraenti. Molto utile per la condivisione di video nella didattica

Suvi Salo's curator insight, October 6, 2014 2:13 PM

Miellyttävämpi katselukokemus.

 

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Storyline Online - Video stories reading

Storyline Online - Video stories reading | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.


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Sue Ward's curator insight, October 17, 2014 5:03 AM

A classic reference for the benefits of reading aloud - THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, October 17, 2014 11:32 AM

Haven't tried yet, but interesting.

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 24, 2015 3:42 AM

La connaissance ? c'est très jeune qu'il faut commencer à apprendre pour développer la curiosité et la mémoire.

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App of the Week: Post-it Plus brings Post-it notes into the digital age - GeekWire

App of the Week: Post-it Plus brings Post-it notes into the digital age - GeekWire | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"As someone who writes fiction for fun in my off hours, Post-it notes have been an integral part of my writing process. At some point in a story’s development, I usually end up covering a wall somewhere with a series of multi-colored notes that looks like something out of a crime procedural murder investigation.

 

The downside to all that is it’s hard to take all of the structure I put up on the wall and translate it into a digital format that travels with me while I’m using other tools to write the story itself. That’s why 3M created Post-it Plus, an app that allows people to use their iPhone and iPad to scan and digitize groups of sticky notes all in one fell swoop.

Users just open up the app, tap on the camera button,

 

Users just open up the app, tap on the camera button, and line it up with a group of notes. Once they take a snapshot, the app will separate out each discrete note from the image and save them all on a virtual board with the same layout that they had in meatspace."

 


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Very interesting idea. Could use it to  stress the trait "organized"

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Pierre Mongin 's curator insight, October 11, 2014 2:21 AM

C'EST également Bien Avec les Post-it physiques voir le livre Mieux s'organisez,la stratégie du Post-it et du Kanban personnel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f2SE1hL7aw

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 11, 2014 7:03 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Make Your Own Flashcards! - Synopsis - Class Tech Tips

Make Your Own Flashcards! - Synopsis - Class Tech Tips | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Synopsis is a completely free iPad app for students that lets users create notes by highlighting different sections of a PDF document.  Kids can then modify the notes they have created by adding their own text. Synopsis gives kids the power to summarize any text so they won’t need to go back to a PDF document to study material.  Each individual note can be converted to its own flashcard there is no need to buy flashcards or type and create your own.

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Beyondpad - Digital note taking

Beyondpad - Digital note taking | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Easy and efficient way to organize, structure and keep track of notes the way you want. Keep it simple or take it to the next level - advanced data management with unique type, tagging, templating and filtering features.


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emilioet's curator insight, October 7, 2014 5:03 AM

Interessante ma non ci sono metodi di condivisione.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:17 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Make Your Own Storybook for Free

Make Your Own Storybook for Free | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
This free new tool makes storytelling fun again!

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, September 24, 2014 10:36 PM

Una herramienta interesante

safaa mostafa's curator insight, September 26, 2014 3:59 AM

great fun

orit bar's curator insight, March 18, 2015 12:58 PM

יצירת ספר 

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Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser

Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Visme, the faster, more stable all around awesome version has arrived that allows everyone to create professional Presentations and infographics online.

 

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 12, 2014 2:44 PM

Good news for those who have been using Visme presentation creator. It has been updated and is better and more efficient than before with lots of improved features.


Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 13, 2014 9:04 AM

always on the lookout for free and easy...great when you find out it's also good

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America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young

America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"Although we seldom think about them this way, most American communities as they exist today were built for the spry and mobile. We've constructed millions of multi-story, single-family homes where the master bedroom is on the second floor, where the lawn outside requires weekly upkeep, where the mailbox is a stroll away. We've designed neighborhoods where everyday errands require a driver's license. We've planned whole cities where, if you don't have a car, it's not particularly easy to walk anywhere — especially not if you move gingerly.

This reality has been a fine one for a younger country. Those multi-story, single-family homes with broad lawns were great for Baby Boomers when they had young families. And car-dependent suburbs have been fine for residents with the means and mobility to drive everywhere. But as the Baby Boomers whose preferences drove a lot of these trends continue to age, it's becoming increasingly clear that the housing and communities we've built won't work very well for the old."


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Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:48 PM

This is also an issue in Australia where the overwhelming majority of people live in single story dwellings and are very car reliant.

Joshua Mason's curator insight, January 28, 2015 8:59 PM

I can definitely see this as a real problem. Both my Uncle and my Great Uncle moved their condos from ones that had numerous steps to climb to the second floor to more elder-friendly options. My Great Uncle even went a step further to move him and his wife to a senior living community, where there food, entertainment, etc. is all provided within an enclosed neighbourhood with other people of their age group. More of these communities that act like oversized retirement homes could be the answer. They give the illusion of suburban living, something the baby boomers liked, while providing the accessibility they need.

Dawn Haas Tache's curator insight, April 8, 2015 12:27 PM

APHG- HW Option 1

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Social bookmarking site for schools

Social bookmarking site for schools | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

A social bookmarking site for schools. Allow students to explore, learn, gather & share resources with everyone in the class. No student sign up required! Easily share resources with anyone in the class!


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Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 20, 2014 9:11 AM

Nkwiry is a free social bookmarking site that allows a teacher and a group of students to share and curate content.

Hugo Loyola's curator insight, September 22, 2014 2:27 PM

Thanks for sharing @Nik Peachey

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 16, 2014 11:56 AM

Do you know what you can do with the good old PowerPoint? Perhaps you do. But maybe your students don't. This post by Kelly Walsh will remind you of the ways how to use PowerPoint for making better presentations.

Training in Business's curator insight, September 17, 2014 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 2014 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking."

 

 

Part One:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-diane-darrow

 

Part Two:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-understanding-diane-darrow

 

Part Three:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-applying-diane-darrow

 

Part Four:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-analyzing-diane-darrow

 

Part Five:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-evaluating-evaluation-diane-darrow

 

Part Six: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-creating-diane-darrow

 


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Shonda Brisco's curator insight, June 21, 2014 2:55 PM
Great information!
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 21, 2014 6:23 PM

This looks like a great series - I reviewed a few of the posts and they are very well organized. Each one provides a summary review of a component of Bloom's Taxonomy and an explanation of connections with apps. Then there are specific examples of apps provided. A great resource for diversifying your instruction.

Manuela Garcìa's curator insight, June 24, 2014 6:18 PM

La revisión de este material facilitará la elaboración de la Secuencia Didáctica.  No hay duda que la taxonomía de Bloom sigue vigente

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Kimberly House's curator insight, September 18, 2014 3:53 AM

Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers

A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
With the increasing use of internet by our kids comes the risks that, if not addressed appropriately, would make this use disastrous. From online predators looming around waiting for their next victim to harassment and cyberbullying, these and several other issues are  waiving a red flag for parents, teachers,and education stakeholders to take an immediate action and make digital citizenship an essential component in the curriculum. Kids need to be aware of these risks and should be taught on how to surf the net safely.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:19 PM

Using "Digital Citizenship in Schools" by Mike Ribble.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 3, 2014 10:53 PM

Recursos. Ciudadanía Digital

Sally Spoon's curator insight, June 16, 2015 11:08 AM

Great links to different media and levels.