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50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities

50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.

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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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3 Reasons to Take the Next ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

3 Reasons to Take the Next ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

We are pleased to announce the 2nd ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge, back by popular demand.  Sign up now to prepare to join us when we officially launch at ISTE 2015 during the week of June 28th.


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3 Reasons to Take the Next ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge

3 Reasons to Take the Next ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

We are pleased to announce the 2nd ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge, back by popular demand.  Sign up now to prepare to join us when we officially launch at ISTE 2015 during the week of June 28th.

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Endangered Animals Book & Poster Project

Endangered Animals Book & Poster Project | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Still in school? Here's an interactive book and poster project I've assembled that could be a nice way to explore and learn about a real world topic of interest to students. I hope it will get used during these final days of the year.

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Bring the TextBook to Life! Tornadoes

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Sharing Stories About Schools

If you've ever gone to school in the Midwest, you've probably experienced the threat of a tornado. Students at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Iowa lived through one on May 25, 2008.

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Emergent Readers as Young Authors

Emergent Readers as Young Authors | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to teach a group of 1st graders for 20 minutes on most days at my school. These are students who have passed out of their phonics program and I get to work with them to use tech as a tool to build literacy skills.

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New Topics for Bring the Textbook to Life!

New Topics for Bring the Textbook to Life! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

We have collected participant feedback to help fine tune our Classroom Creative Challenge to get the most out of the learning as the school year quickly comes to a close. We have selected the most popular topics to offer participating classrooms choices and  hope you find these topics simple and enjoyable.

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Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources

Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

The founder of ThingLink, Ulla Engeström, has a goal to build a free library of interactive resources for all teachers, students and parents. She has launched a crowdfunding campaign, Women Who Tech, to gain support for education and women tech entrepreneurs. 


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Bring the Textbook to Life! Update & Advice

Bring the Textbook to Life! Update & Advice | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
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It is clear now that the most important task for this challenge is to share an interactive image of your school, and then build on that by participating in additional challenges as time allows.


We hope you can join us in Bringing the Textbook to Life! Living in the US. Here is the story of how I managed the project with a small tech team of students.

 

 

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Free Webinar: Avatars & Internet Safety

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Join us for a free webinar on Avatars and Internet Safety to kickoff Living in the US - Bring the Textbook to Life! 
There's no better time than to focus on Internet safety then when introducing a collaborative Project

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A Project with History

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I'm excited about launching a high interest end of year classroom collaborative project that's sure to be fun and engaging for students. This project has history for me since this will be my third go around, and I am inviting readers of this blog to join and share the news with fellow educators.

Living in the US Bring the Textbook to Life!

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Classroom Creative Challenge – Living in the US!

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Join us in an exciting and fun ThingLink Classroom Creative Challenge to build interactive books about living in the US. This is  a great end of year project that’s loaded with learning and offers a high level of student interest. Best of all, it’s a great way to get classrooms and schools on board with ThingLink Verified Organizations.


Let’s Bring the Textbook to Life as we explore living in the US!

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New PRO Feature: Customizable Pop-ups!

New PRO Feature: Customizable Pop-ups! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

One of our most requested features has been the ability to customize the fonts and colors of rich media tags – aka the pop-ups!

 

We are happy to announce that these features are now available to ThingLink PRO, Whitelabel, and VIP users.

 

More customization options will allow you to match the look and feel of your tags with the graphic style of your images and videos.  Using brand colors and font styles enhances the additional layer of information on your media.

NEW PRO FEATURE: CUSTOMIZABLE POP-UPS!
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I am enjoying using the customizable pop ups as I rebuild the Expert Educators Map

 

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Join Our Global ThingLink Teacher Challenge

Join Our Global ThingLink Teacher Challenge | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

With just a few short days until the official launch of the 2nd ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge, I am pleased to announce that nearly 200 educators from 18 countries have signed up to participate.  This will be a great opportunity to build our personal learning networks globally and grow as educators as we create and share a useful set of resources. Use of an EDU Premium, district level organization account will streamline the collaboration as we share a full featured workspace.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Rounding Up a Community of Learners with the ThingLink Teacher Challenge

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Rounding Up a Community of Learners with the ThingLink Teacher Challenge | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Building a global community of learners is a powerful way to adapt to the changing climate facing educators today. This summer's challenge offers educators the opportunity to build global relationships that lead to trust and turn collaboration into results.  Explore this interactive Wordle of participant locations so far, and please consider signing up to join us for the next ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge. The first activity will be launched on June 28, 2015 via the ThingLink Blog.
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To put tech into any lesson, start with the lesson | eSchool News | eSchool News

To put tech into any lesson, start with the lesson | eSchool News | eSchool News | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
One simple way of understanding our ed-tech pedagogical theory is that we don’t want computing devices to just become replacements for notebooks and textbooks. We want them to be objects to think with.
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An Evening with Google

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I am excited to be hosting a Google Docs Writing webinar next Thursday evening for Simple K12 as part of a free evening of Google. Join me and a lineup of fantastic presenters for a fun and informative evening of learning. We hope you can join us on Thursday, May 28th!

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Show Teacher Appreciation with an Upgrade to Premium EDU

Show Teacher Appreciation with an Upgrade to Premium EDU | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

The end of the year is the perfect time to show appreciation for the educators who have worked very hard to help our children learn and grow throughout the year.

With already hundreds of thousands teachers and students using ThingLink to create interactive images and videos, parents can power up their favorite educator's or school’s digital toolkit with a ThingLink EDU Premium account for the entire year.

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An Interactive Newsletter by Christi Collins

An Interactive Newsletter by Christi Collins | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
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Christi Collins is an amazing educator who is passionate about using ThingLink for Education. She combines her great sense of instructional design with passion and enthusiasm to create ThingLink powered learning experiences for her primary students in Wise Virginia.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Bring the Textbook to Life! Next Question Results

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Show Support to Education and Female Founders!

Show Support to Education and Female Founders! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Our goal:

1. Curate and distribute a monthly series of interactive books and videos that support learning across subjects.

2. Partner with educational publishers, image, and video archives for creating high-quality, mobile friendly media library for teachers, students, and parents.

3. Build a subject and grade level specific content search on ThingLink

 

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Bring the Textbook to Life! Update & Advice

Bring the Textbook to Life! Update & Advice | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
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As we begin the 3rd week of the our Classroom Creative Challenge, we would like to pause for a moment to highlight the school images displayed in our Book Channel at the top of the post, share a story illustrating one approach to completing the creative challenge, and collect some feedback from participants to get the most out of the learning. We also want to give busy students and teachers some time to catch up or join us. This project gets better with a lot of participation!

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A Project with History

A Project with History | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
I'm excited about launching a high interest end of year classroom collaborative project that's sure to be fun and engaging for students. This project has history for me since this will be my third go around, and I am inviting readers of this blog to join and share the news with fellow educators. 



Living in the US Bring the Textbook to Life!
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Take the Classroom Creative Challenge: Bring the Textbook to Life & Explore Living in the US

Take the Classroom Creative Challenge: Bring the Textbook to Life & Explore Living in the US | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Join us in an exciting and fun ThingLink Classroom Creative Challenge to build interactive books about living in the US. This is  a great end of year project that's loaded with learning and offers a high level of student interest. Best of all, it's a great way to get classrooms and schools on board with ThingLink Verified Organizations.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Pollution Party Images

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Pollution Party Images | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

I've been teaching 5th graders to use images to construct knowledge. As they create their images I continually ask them to explain their learning through the use of clear and consicse words. I do see some evidence here that all of the promting is encouraging students to interact with the content! 

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Finding a Balance: ThingLink for Digital and Analog Work

Finding a Balance: ThingLink for Digital and Analog Work | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Do you sometimes struggle to find a balance between digital and analog work in your day to day classroom? Discover ways to incorporate both into projects.
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