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A collection of user-friendly digital tools to leverage the power of technology to support all learners.
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners Blog

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View the CoolTools Blog, a regularly updated source of ideas for efficient and effective technology integration


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ThingLink Through the SAMR Lens | ThingLink Blog

ThingLink Through the SAMR Lens | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

If you are a teacher with a passion for teaching, ThingLink is an essential tool for your toolkit.  This flexible tool is well-suited for helping students dig deeper into content as they create. Learning to use ThingLink is an adventure worth exploring.

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Content Curation Through the SAMR Lens

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There are a variety of helpful tools to choose from to make content curation fun and useful. It’s important to choose a tool that will grow with you as you strive to use technology as a tool that helps you "Teach Above the Line" and transform learning.
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Blog On!

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Reflections on Blogging to Inspire Educators to Blog

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Become a Google Tools Expert Today, a Free Online Event

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Join me an Simple K12 on Saturday March 15th for a free online event  and Become a Google Tools Expert.

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Weaving a Web of Flexible Tools with ThingLink | ThingLink Blog

Weaving a Web of Flexible Tools with ThingLink | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

ThingLink is a flexible tool for teaching and learning that can be used for a wide variety of purposes in education. At it’s most basic level, teachers and students can start with an image, define it through multimedia and pack it full of content to present knowledge and ideas. It’s a great tool for teachers at any level of tech integration because of it’s simple, flexible design.

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Create Interactive Albums with ThingLink Channels | ThingLink Blog

Create Interactive Albums with ThingLink Channels | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

ThingLink Channels provide users with the ability to organize images into embeddable interactive albums with the click of a button. Teachers and students have the flexibility to build Channels that are connected to learning goals and compliment classroom routines.  Channels are a fantastic addition to ThingLink Teacher, with many opportunities for use for teaching and learning.

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Creating Google Presentations with Scoot & Doodle

Creating Google Presentations with Scoot & Doodle | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
  I frequently am creating presentations for different professional development workshops I am presenting at. I wanted to do something fun with my slides this time so I thought I would use Sco...
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Create Interactive Albums with ThingLink Channels

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Now teachers and students can create collections of work within the safety of their own ThingLink EDU classroom with an exciting new feature known as Channels.

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SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: Taking a dip in the SAMR swimming pool

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Explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - An Interactive Image

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3 Way to Collect and Curate Genius Hour Content

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Genius Hour provides educators with opportunities to introduce content curation to students to help them collect and organize information about ideas they are passionate about.
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Webinar: Create Interactive Graphics for Teaching & Learning

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Webinar: January 16th @ 4:00 PM EST, sponsored by Simple K12


Are you looking for a free and user friendly digital tool to help you create engaging, student-centered learning experiences to meet the diverse learning needs of the students in your classroom? In this webinar,we will explore ThingLink, a digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia rich interactive graphic. Add video, images, audio, and links to any content on the Web with the click of a button. This amazing tool allows users to pack a lot of content into a small space.

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Using ThingLink Beyond the Classroom Walls

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ThingLink is now supported across platforms to provide teachers and students with a variety of flexible options to extend the learning beyond the classroom walls.
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7 Tips for Rookie Bloggers!

7 Tips for Rookie Bloggers! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Yesterday I was thrilled to hear from a friend and valued member of my PLN, Bobbi Capwell. She published an insightful guest post to share struggles, experiences and advice about becoming a blogger. Her post is sure to inspire educators to blog!



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Blog Like the Big Dogs! 7 Tips for Rookie Bloggers! | My Town Tutors

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Digital Differentiation, a Free Webinar on 3/29

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Digital Differentiation, Tools to Support Flexible Learning Paths for Personalized Learning

 

Kicking off a Simple K12 Free Day of Learning on March 29th at 10:00 AM EDT  

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Using Google Drive Forms to Power 1:1 Instruction

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As I explore teaching and learning in a 1:1 iPad environment I'm excited about the potential of using Google Drive Forms as a teaching tool. Forms display well on any Internet connected device, and they are packed full of features that can be used to collect feedback, communicate, check for comprehension and best of all, teach. 

I've created several successful surveys since we launched our 1:1 initiative at the end of January and I am eager to share these ideas with other educators.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Design Your Digital Classroom ICE 2014

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Sharing resources from a full day workshop I facilitated at #ICE14, Design Your Digital Classroom

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3 Ways to Use ThingLink Custom Icon Sets

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ThingLink Custom Icon Sets are a new feature available to teachers with premium accounts. They offer  a whole new layer of opportunities for using interactive images for teaching and learning. Think of Custom Icon Sets as visual labels that can be used to further define an image and provide a glimpse of the type of content to be explored behind the link. They are fun to create and have many great uses in the classroom. Here are three ideas to get you started

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Create Interactive Albums with ThingLink Channels

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Now teachers and students can create collections of work within the safety of their own ThingLink EDU classroom with an exciting new feature known as Channels.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Webinar 2/4: Using Google Docs to Construct Knowledge

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Join me and Infinitec for a free webinar to explore examples, get templates and learn tips for


Using Google Presentation Slides to Construct Knowledge 
2/4 @ 4:00 PM CST
A free webinar, sponsored by Infinitec

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Instagrok iPad App is Here

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Instagrok iPad App is Here | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

instaGrok has just released a free iPad app. The app combines the functionality of the web based version with interactivity to support learning on the touch screen.

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great app to get students researching easily

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ICE Wednesday Webinar - Teaching Above the Line

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Join me and ICE as we explore 

 Teaching Above the Line:

Using the SAMR Model for Tech Integration


January 22, 2014

5:30-6:30 CST


Registration is open to ICE members

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Webinar 1/14: Improve Writing Skills with Google Docs

Webinar 1/14: Improve Writing Skills with Google Docs | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? Learn how to leverage the power of Google Docs to help students write better and more frequently than with pencil and paper. 

Join me and Infinitec as we explore ways to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum by utilizing the latest Google Docs features and writing supports. 

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Following Molly: Around the World With Google

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