Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators
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Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators
So many cool educational and interactive websites out there, and now they're all here!
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Twiducate - Social Networking & Media For Schools :: Education 2.0

Twiducate - Social Networking & Media For Schools :: Education 2.0 | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
A social networking site for schools. Share links, resources, questions, ideas, reflections, etc. with your students. Best of all, it is free!
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Les Howard's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:11 PM

For schools and its free.

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SNAP! (Build Your Own Blocks)

SNAP! (Build Your Own Blocks) | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
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Snap! is a drag-and-drop programming interface designed to help students learn to program. Snap!uses a visual interface that works in the browser on a laptop as well as on an iPad. To design a program in Snap!, students drag commands into a sequence in the scripts panel. The commands are represented by labeled jigsaw puzzle pieces that snap together to create a program. Students can try to run their program at any time to see how it will be executed. After previewing their program, students can go back and add or delete pieces as they see fit. A comprehensive Reference Manual guides teachers in implementing the program in the classroom. Snap! is presented by the University of California at Berkeley.

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MentorMob - Great Minds Share Alike

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Great Minds Share Alike

A curation tool that allows you to put all your resources for students in to one centralized spot. 

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Check out VolunteerSpot Today!

Check out VolunteerSpot Today! | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
VolunteerSpot's free online signup sheets and parent scheduler make organizing school and classroom activities a breeze!
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I think this is a must for teachers at the elementary level!! 

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Fluency 21 - Unit Planner

Fluency 21 - Unit Planner | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it

The unit planner was created to help you make the shift to a learning environment where students use higher-level thinking to create products as solutions to relevant real-world problems.

Aligned with the 21st Century Fluencies and the processes outlined in our book, Literacy is Not Enough, this tool will allow you to create units that develop the essential skills so that students will not only be prepared for the tests, but also be prepared for life.

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Factbrowser - The Research Discovery Engine

Factbrowser indexes facts and statistics about technology and business. All of the facts, none of the fluff.
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According to teachamazing.com, "Factbrowser makes it easy for students to find relevant, accurate facts to incorporate into persuasive papers, presentations and research projects.."

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Copy: Store, protect, and share amazing things.

Copy: Store, protect, and share amazing things. | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
Copy is a cloud for people, friends, and companies. Use it to keep your computers in sync and your files available from anywhere and from any device. Sign up and get 15 GB FREE.
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This looks pretty cool!

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The Best Chrome Apps You're (Probably) Not Using

The Best Chrome Apps You're (Probably) Not Using | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
The Chrome app store has seen a lot of improvements lately, but a lot of the apps that work inside Google Chrome still go under the radar. With that in mind, here are a few of our favorites you might not have seen yet.
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For teachers using ChromeBooks, this has some great ideas of ways to stretch their usage.

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Carole Redline's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:18 PM

I love Chrome and the Chrome apps and so will your students. If you haven't used these free apps, you'll be amazed.

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The Infinite Thinking Machine

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The Infinite Thinking Machine (ITM) is a high-energy Internet TV show that inspires creativity and innovation in education.
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Recite

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Recite lets students create quote posters, much like the ones you see cropping up all over Tumblr and Facebook. 

It could be a great tie-in to literature circles, or for sharing key concepts in any core curricular area.

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Piktochart | Infographic App & Presentation Tool

Piktochart | Infographic App & Presentation Tool | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
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Infographics are great ways to share data - make your own!

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Bloom's Taxonomy Pyramid

Bloom's Taxonomy Pyramid | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
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Valerie's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:18 AM

Good point of reference when planning a lesson 

Bárbara Godinho's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:05 AM

Adaptação da taxonomia de Bloom ao "novo" paradigma da educação.

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WordSift - Visualize Text

visualize texts.
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This is a word cloud program, but has more capabilities than Wordle because you can sift through the word cloud.

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Learn It In 5 - Home

Learn It In 5 - Home | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
How-To videos that help you learn what is Web 2.0, and strategies for using Web 2.0 technology in the digital classroom - all in 5 minutes or less
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easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online

create and share visual ideas online

vhemes are visual themes. drag and drop a vheme onto your canvas for easy creation of your visual idea!
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Docs Voice Comments

You can now give students voice feedback about their writing in Google Docs. This short video will show you how. You will need to teach students how to hit t...
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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:12 AM

Een erg praktische toevoeging in Chrome aan Google Docs. Scheelt bergen tijd aan correctie. Wel even je leerlingen leren dat ze "open met..." en dan Voice comment moeten klikken.

Eric Kleipool's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:57 PM

stem feedback in google docs. Mooi!

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:30 PM

Excellent way to give feedback.

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Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease

Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it

Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

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Scope and Sequence

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These cross-curriculular units spiral to address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age appropriate way. Browse by grade band or click a category to highlight the lessons that address that topic.

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Popcorn Maker

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Video beyond the box. Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video.
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Ana Rodera's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:40 AM
Popcorn Maker
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A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:17 AM

Good for a future PD session.

Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:51 AM

feel like flipping a lesson? :)

giovanni nulli's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:17 AM

This is have been used for ASK activity by Dany Maknouz.

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Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling

Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it

Soo Meta allows you to combine videos from YouTube, pictures from the web or from your desktop, text, and voice recordings to create a presentation. You can also pull content in from Pinterest and Twitter to use in your final product.

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Richard Byrne discusses this tool on his blog at: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/03/soo-meta-nice-new-way-to-create.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#.UUd2nRwm16I ;

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Javi T's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:06 AM

Una herramienta que permite crear historias muy visuales para difundir

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 24, 2013 6:00 AM

Really catchy, rich and useful. Excellent tool to foster creativity and communication!

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:15 AM

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Keyboarding

Keyboarding | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
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With the Smarter Balanced test being computer-adaptive,  I have had teachers and principals ask me for keyboarding websites. Academic research I have looked at suggests that in order to teach keyboarding effectively, students need 30-40 minutes daily for four to six weeks for minimum mastery. Fifteen minutes of this time should be teacher instruction, and at least 20 minutes for practice. Research also shows that technique is more important than speed and mastery, which is why some of the free web-based programs don’t work unless a skilled teacher (and not a hunt-peck person like myself) is part of the equation.

 

However, for those teachers who feel confident providing the time and support for this skill, here is a website of keyboarding resources

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kathymcdonough's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:23 AM

Our 5th graders in the past had a 9 week typing class that has now switched to a year long (every other day) digital literacy program with minimal typing. We use a currently free web based program called Typing Club.  Time will tell if this method is working.

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Diffen - Compare Anything. Diffen. Discern. Decide.

Diffen - Compare Anything. Diffen. Discern. Decide. | Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Scoop.it
X versus Y - Comparison of and Difference Between any two things
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easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online

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create and share visual ideas online

vhemes are visual themes. drag and drop a vheme onto your canvas for easy creation of your visual idea!
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liblivadia's curator insight, February 9, 2013 2:33 PM

αντί το prezi, ενδιαφέρον!