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Create Your Own Geography Games With These Free Tools

Create Your Own Geography Games With These Free Tools | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
One of the fun things that we did earlier in my NCTIES workshop about Google Maps and Earth was to play a couple of rounds of GeoGuessr.
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Find Educational Maps In the Google Maps Gallery

Find Educational Maps In the Google Maps Gallery | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Google Maps is a versatile tool that I love to show to students and teachers. Over the years I've seen great uses of Google Maps in mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies.
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Students could explore the data linked to the maps as part of their research.

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Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues

Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn't delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more ...
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6 Cloud-based Tools For Creating Mobile & Web Apps

6 Cloud-based Tools For Creating Mobile & Web Apps | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

Living in the age of the web, it has become essential to create applications for both the web and mobile platforms. In order to build the best apps, you need the best tools. But, there are many tools available in the market, so it can be tricky deciding which one is the most appropriate. In this post, some of the best cloud-based tools to help developers in the process of building excellent apps are identified. 

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This could be a great opportunity for students to stretch their creative ideas.

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Stimulate the creativity.

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Tools to write apps!

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Apps in the Geography lesson and classroom

Teaching Geography is ably supported through ICT and there is a rapidly expanding range of apps to engage students in the application of geographical knowledge and skills.

This webinar introduced a range of free and low cost apps that will engage primary and secondary students whilst maximising learning opportunities through the use of mobile technologies.

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Great presentation on apps to support the Geography curriculum.

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11 Fantastic iPad Apps for Teaching Kids Alphabets

11 Fantastic iPad Apps for Teaching Kids Alphabets | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

These apps provide kids with several games, exercises and activities to help them learn alphabets.

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Apps to help teach the youngsters their alphabet.

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5 EdTech Podcasts That Will Keep You Ahead Of The Curve

5 EdTech Podcasts That Will Keep You Ahead Of The Curve | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Educators facilitate others’ learning experiences, but their own learning experiences are far from over. Through podcasts, educators can learn even more about their field and the forces impacting it — especially education technology.
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Teacher's ongoing professional learning is pretty crucial these days. Podcasts let you listen on the way to work.

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Apps for 21st Century Learning Skill Development | Macworld

Apps for 21st Century Learning Skill Development | Macworld | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

When it comes to apps for students, she looks for “apps that allow students to practise 21st century learning skills such as collaboration, communication and creative thinking – personalised and personal learning that allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding”.

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NASA - Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9

NASA - Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9 | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
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18 Valentine's Day Learning Resources We Love

18 Valentine's Day Learning Resources We Love | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
We've put together a list of Valentine's Day learning resources for learning a bit more about the big day.
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Australian Curriculum Resources in Scootle

Instructions on how to access the Australian Curriculum Resources in Scootle.
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Historia: Game-Based Learning for Middle School History

Historia: Game-Based Learning for Middle School History | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

"History is the greatest story ever told. However, what makes history so compelling a story too often gets lost in translation in the classroom. As a result, students start tuning out social studies -- sometimes as early as middle school -- despite their teachers' best efforts."

 


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10 Great iPad Apps for Teaching Elementary Mathematics ...

10 Great iPad Apps for Teaching Elementary Mathematics ... | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
This article provides you with a list of 10 iPad apps for teaching elementary Mathematics, which you can try with your kids.
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Ideas and Directions for Using Google Maps & Earth Across the Curriculum

Ideas and Directions for Using Google Maps & Earth Across the Curriculum | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
This morning at the NCTIES conference I facilitated a workshop about using Google Maps and Google Earth in social studies, science, language arts, and mathematics.
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Multiple applications across curriculum content. 

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A multiple curriculum area application of Google Maps & Earth.

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6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics

6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
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Making the writing experience fun with these comic strip generators. Students get  to engage in conversations using cartoonic characters and build stories and share their works with each other.

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Great creative way to reiterate learning.

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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students

20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

The list features some very useful Math websites specifically handpicked for teachers to use with their students.

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30+ iPad Apps for the Math Classroom

30+ iPad Apps for the Math Classroom | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
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Apps for the middle school classroom.

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Windows 8 Apps for Geography

Windows 8 Apps for Geography | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
Explore Earth, geographical atlas, virtual desktop globe, Earth puzzle, Globe puzzle and more
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Windows 8 apps are becoming more readily available for the classroom environment.

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Top Apps for PE Teachers - Part 31 | The P.E Geek

Top Apps for PE Teachers - Part 31 | The P.E Geek | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

"ump It is a Task Card Resource for Teachers. Including over 60 hand drawn balances that progressively build up in difficulty, allowing students to develop their skills in a self paced manner. Have students work independently with their own device, or connect a single iPad/iPhone to a projector for a large class experience. Also available on Android and as an eBook"


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50 Great Books For Teachers

50 Great Books For Teachers | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher, you probably don’t have oodles of free time on your hands (unless you’ve thrown lesson planning and grading your students’ work out the window!
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No matter how busy you become you do need to read.

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Global Education Database | Curated data

Global Education Database | Curated data | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

Curated database of technology gadgets, apps, tools and more.

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A smorgasbord of technology goodies.

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OpenEd - The Most Common Core Videos, Games and Assessments

OpenEd is the world’s largest K-12 educational resource catalog, with over a million Common Core-aligned videos, games and assessments. While it integrates with all popular Learning Management Systems it offers its own simple “flipped classroom” LMS oriented to using resources. It is the only site focused on offering Common Core and other standard aligned resources, so it has many more Common Core resources than any other catalog.

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The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library

The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
The Internet Math Library is our
best resource for teachers, students and parents looking for web sites
across the Internet on math topics. Sites are gathered from our own
explorations and submissions from users like yourself.

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11 Good Web Tools to Create Educational Maps with Students ...

11 Good Web Tools to Create Educational Maps with Students ... | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it

A list of some useful web tools for map creation that I have been working on over the weekend. Think of these tools as powerful alternatives to Google Maps or Google Earth.

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Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive

Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive | Curriculum resource reviews | Scoop.it
HHMI's BioInteractive is a good place for science teachers to search for science lesson plans, videos, animations, and slideshows to use with students. You can search the BioInteractive library according to topic, keyword, or resource type.
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