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Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks!

Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks! | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
A Community for Common Sense Educators. The Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum you know and love now fits in the palm of your hand. (Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks!

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SWEET!  I like Common Sense stuff!

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Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time 

Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time  | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones have become commonplace in classrooms, the easy answer is to find a new shiny tech tool.

Let’s be honest—flashy, colorful, unique apps will hook your students, but not usually for long. Is this emphasis (or overemphasis) on apps the right way for students to experience learning? Will their attention hold in the long-term?

We don’t think so.

Whether you are a classroom teacher, instructional coach, or administrator, ask yourself these ten questions before tapping GET, INSTALL, or BUY.

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I also stop APP push notifications and I delete apps that I don't use - that's a good thing to do!

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The Best Online Cloud Storage Solutions for your iPad & iPhone

The Best Online Cloud Storage Solutions for your iPad & iPhone | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
If you’re using an Apple iPhone or an iPad, you’re probably thinking that you need some extra storage space for all your data, especially considering that Apple devices do not come with any expandable memory capabilities. If you don’t already have a cloud service that allows you to store and sync your data, you can sign up for any of the online cloud storage services that are available. The best cloud storage seamlessly integrate with apps and services, in order to provide you with a more fluid experience in your work.

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Google Docks and Dropbox, baby!

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5 Must Have MATH Apps for Every K-5 Classroom

5 Must Have MATH Apps for Every K-5 Classroom | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
The 5 math apps that I have narrowed down as my "must haves" are ones that are for the most part open ended and can be used to differentiate across a variety of learning levels. They are also all FREE and do not require students to login. Launch and GO!

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Coolness! Wish my school had more iPads!

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Coolness! Wish my school had more iPads!

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Getting Started With VR: Which Headset Should You Get? | Make:

Getting Started With VR: Which Headset Should You Get? | Make: | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Your virtual reality experience is only going to be good as the headset you buy or make for yourself. Luckily, you have plenty of options.

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Cardboard for me!

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Cardboard for me!

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Free Technology for Teachers: More Than 40 Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: More Than 40 Alternatives to YouTube | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
3 Tips for Using YouTube Videos in Your Classroom was one of the most popular posts of the week on FreeTech4Teachers.com. Those tips are all well and good if you can access YouTube in your classroom. If you cannot access YouTube in your classroom then you will want to consult my list of more than 40 alternatives to YouTube. Over the years I've updated the list as new sites emerged and old ones shut down. The list includes a search engine for videos that are not on YouTube.

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OK, I LOVE YouTube -- but some districts may have it blocked.

My second choice is SchoolTube - because TeacherTube is crappy right now!

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9 USB-C accessories to give your new gadgets a boost

9 USB-C accessories to give your new gadgets a boost | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
We've rounded up the best USB-C adapters, dongles, monitors and other accessories that will make your USB-C device more useful.

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SO cool!

I want about 4 of these!

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SO cool!

I want about 4 of these!

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This Is the Easiest Way to Build Accessibility Tech for Kids with Disabilities | Make:

This Is the Easiest Way to Build Accessibility Tech for Kids with Disabilities | Make: | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
One size DOESN'T fit all, especially when it comes to education. MaKey MaKey lets teachers tailor tech education for student needs.

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Yet another way Makey Makey is AWESOME!


Follow:  @makeymakey & @thejoylabz

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New app turns your iPhone into mobile podcasting studio | Cult of Mac

New app turns your iPhone into mobile podcasting studio | Cult of Mac | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it

ZCast app lets you record your podcast anywhere with just your iPhone.


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My wonderful FAC's teacher Nicole Abrams (our Unicorn!) needs this!

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Today Only! Get 2 GB Of Free Google Drive Storage

Today Only! Get 2 GB Of Free Google Drive Storage | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it

Qqsecurity.google.com/settings/intro/security/secureaccount.

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Use the quick link to check your settings!

security.google.com/settings/intro/security/secureaccount.

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Two Guys and Some iPads: 10 iPhone Apps to Explore Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

Two Guys and Some iPads: 10 iPhone Apps to Explore Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
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Who doesn't love cardboard? Oh, and Google VR?

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AIRTAME for educational use

AIRTAME for educational use | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
AIRTAME goes back to high school to show how educators can use our wireless HDMI solution in the classroom.
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This is really an intriguing device! Like Chromecast or Amazon Fire for the classroom but where you send your laptop or device to the LCD projector or TV!  REQUIRES OS 10.8 or above - my school runs 10.7 but I'm still really curious about this!


Will let you know if I get one and how it works! What do you think?

Would this be good for your classroom or school library?

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Edwin The Duck Is A $99 Connected Rubber Ducky ��

Edwin The Duck Is A $99 Connected Rubber Ducky �� | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
I've had a pretty decent amount of conversations with my college roommate about his great distaste for the fact that almost every new device in existence is..
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OK, this is pretty cool. No seriously, just for playing music in the tub & taking my temp it would be worth it.W00t!


Oh? It's for kids? I guess that's neat, too! #CFBC!

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It's True: Apple Will Drop Headphone Jack To Make The iPhone 7 Slimmer, Says Source

It's True: Apple Will Drop Headphone Jack To Make The iPhone 7 Slimmer, Says Source | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
The new phone be thinner as a result, and will rely on its Lightning port for wired headphones.
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Who needs a headphone jack! This HURTS a little - because I sorta miss a plethora of outlets. Including fire-wire!

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How to Set Any Picture as Background Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad - OSXDaily

How to Set Any Picture as Background Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad - OSXDaily | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
“How do you change the picture on the background?” is one of the more common questions heard from newcomers to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This is all the more true when you took a great picture with the devices camera and you want to set that picture as the wallpaper on the iOS device, or when someone sends you a nice photo that saved to the device from Mail or found with Safari, and now want to set as the background image of your iPhone or iPad.

We’ll show you how to quickly set the background wallpaper on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can choose any picture on your device to use as the wallpaper picture this way.

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Easy is Good!

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Use Google Drawings for brain-friendly visual notetaking

Use Google Drawings for brain-friendly visual notetaking | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Visual notetaking can help new content stick. Use Google Drawings to pull in images and make those notes shine!

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I love to DRAW! But Twitter, Scooping, and commenting is also a good way to take notes!

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Dept. of Ed launches makerspace design challenge with $200,000 in prizes

Dept. of Ed launches makerspace design challenge with $200,000 in prizes | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
White House competition is challenging schools on makerspace design.
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Choose & make wisely, my friends!

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PrintWhatYouLike - Save paper & ink printing only what you want

PrintWhatYouLike - Save paper & ink printing only what you want | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Format any web page for printing in seconds with this free online editor

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"Take a look around a network printer in most learning providers and you'll find a pile of discarded paper. That discarded paper is often the result of someone printing way more than they needed to. Learning providers need to teach their staff and learners about conserving paper when they print. The easiest way to save paper is to simply make sure that users are only printing what they need. 
 
PrintWhatYouLike lets them print the parts of any web page they want, while skipping ads and other junk. 
Add the PrintWhatYouLike Bookmarklet to a browser - it's also available as a Chrome extension. 
Use PrintWhatYouLike and Save Ink & Paper When You Print"
 
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Take a look around a network printer in most learning providers and you'll find a pile of discarded paper. That discarded paper is often the result of someone printing way more than they needed to. Learning providers need to teach their staff and learners about conserving paper when they print. The easiest way to save paper is to simply make sure that users are only printing what they need. 
PrintWhatYouLike lets them print the parts of any web page they want, while skipping ads and other junk. 
Add the PrintWhatYouLike Bookmarklet to a browser - it's also available as a Chrome extension. 
Use PrintWhatYouLike and Save Ink & Paper When You Print
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20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student

20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
The staff of TeachThought profile an extensive infographic produced by Open Colleges showcasing study apps for great student studying practices.
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Love lists like these! Even if my school doesn't have a lot of iPads!

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Convert Video to GIF on Mac with GifBrewery

Convert Video to GIF on Mac with GifBrewery | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
If you have ever wanted to convert a movie into an animated GIF, you likely have found a variety of lower quality apps or web based solutions. You can skip those though, because Mac users have an excellent option for creating animated GIFs from a video called GifBrewery. Gif Brewery is a full featured GIF creation suite, able to create animated GIFs from just about anything, whether it’s converting an existing video file like we’ll show you here, using a series of images, or even capturing video or an iOS device screen. This really is a great app for gif production, so let’s walk through how to use Gif Brewery to create an animated GIF using a video file as a source.

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So much has changed since making GIF's the old hard way!

 

Just like you don't need DREAMWEAVER anymore with so many great WYSIWYG's out there!  This makes it easy.

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Account Switching: Now Available on Instagram

Account Switching: Now Available on Instagram | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it

Account Switching: Now Available on Instagram Starting this week, you can quickly and easily switch between multiple accounts on Instagram! �� Go to your profile settings to add an additional account.


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YAY! Maybe I can resurrect my personal Instagram!


Nahhh too lazy! I really hope VINE does this, too!

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Amazon.com: iMicro SP-IM942 Headset with Microphone: Electronics

Amazon.com: iMicro SP-IM942 Headset with Microphone: Electronics
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These are cheap but work great. I love that! Need these for the ACCESS ESOL testing by @widaconsortium


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Tinkercad | Create 3D digital designs with online CAD

Tinkercad | Create 3D digital designs with online CAD | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad.

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Share this w/ your Tech Ed teacher!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 31, 8:35 PM

Free and easy!!! Wow!

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Tunity turns your iPhone into personal TV headphones

Tunity turns your iPhone into personal TV headphones | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
The Tunity app allows users to listen to muted TVs through their iPhones with or without headphones. Users will find a number of uses for the app but I can en...
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Super cool! Imagine you're in an airport lounge, doctor's office, or sports bar and the TV you want to watch is muted - turn your phone on the side and sync it to the TV - automatically the sound of the TV comes out of your phone! Add headphones and listen to your heart's content! 


OR...turn on your Jambox or Bluetooth speaker and Voila!

Your whole table can enjoy the game!

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Demco.com -  Paladin Mobile Grid Feature Display

Demco.com -  Paladin Mobile Grid Feature Display | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Choose Demco for all your library supplies! Enjoy superior customer service & more
than 50,000 products including security labels, book carts and library furniture.
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I LOVE this rolling display bookshelf! It's call the Paladin (which brings back memories of a 20 sided die & D&D) but I call it my Pyramid. It's worth the $!

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10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016 | Daring Gadgets, QR Codes, Apps, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it

We met tons of brand new tech startups at CES this year and saw gadgets ranging from health-focused wearables, drones, 3D printers, and AR/VR headsets...

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I WANT the personal Drone. But I need it to go for 3 hours, so I can fly to Bethany Beach anytime I want.

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