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Genial.ly - Create Interactive Infographics

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Genial.ly is the best web tool to create engaging interactive visual content (pictures, posters, presentations, etc) for people without programming skills.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 21, 4:58 AM

This looks like a great free tool for creating interactive infographics.

רונית יעקב's curator insight, November 22, 3:57 PM
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Maker Social-Emotional Learning Resources | Anna Crosland, T.L.

Maker Social-Emotional Learning Resources | Anna Crosland, T.L. | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it

"MakerSpaces can be a great catalyst for the growth of social-emotional learning.  Facilitating a maker culture can give students a venue for the development of the tools they need to recognize, understand and manage emotions and to make the responsible decisions that are critical to being a successful learner. These life long skills must be clearly articulated and deliberately discussed so that they become an intrinsic foundation for the emotional health of the student.

There are many excellent social emotional learning titles that can be used to encourage SEL development. However, a few of these also blend very well with a Maker mentality and build on some important tenants of social and emotional well being."


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8 Tech Tips for Differentiating in an Inclusion Classroom

8 Tech Tips for Differentiating in an Inclusion Classroom | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
I have had the opportunity to work with students with disabilities in an inclusion classroom for about ten years, and for nearly all of those years I have been in a school where every student has a laptop.

With technology at their fingertips, a priority for me became trying to find ways to use that technology to reach my students with disabilities. I have learned a lot over the years thanks to some amazing students and co-teachers. Here are eight of my favorite tech tips for differentiating in an inclusion classroom.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 7, 9:16 PM

This should come in handy. Thanks to John Evans.

m.j. bragaña g.'s curator insight, November 8, 4:52 PM
#SCEUNED16Nueva tendencia en las aulas
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Get Students Thinking Critically About Video

Get Students Thinking Critically About Video | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Students need to be active and reactive viewers -- comprehending and critiquing, reading and reacting, getting and giving knowledge. Below you'll find great tools, tips, and strategies for helping to foster both of these essential media-literacy skills.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 27, 12:52 AM

A nice collection of materials to help teachers exploit online video.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, October 29, 7:12 AM
Tips for effectively using video in class
HCL's curator insight, November 9, 10:58 PM
"When it comes to video, students shouldn't just get it; they should also have something to say about it."  Here are some tips and strategies on how to help students become more active and reactive viewers.
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University opens without any teachers

University opens without any teachers | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it

They aim to do this by combining an extreme form of "peer-to-peer learning" with project-based learning. Both are popular methods among education researchers, but they usually involve the supervision of a teacher.

They complete a project using resources freely available on the internet and by seeking help from their fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open-plan room full of computers. Another student will then be randomly assigned to mark their work.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 28, 1:09 AM

Fantastic concept.

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, October 29, 12:31 PM
Muy interesante esta idea ;)
Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, November 1, 10:08 AM
Can't argue that some walls are coming down in education. Who wishes this happened 20 years age? I do! 
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10 Good Ways to Boost Kids Learning Using Mobile Technology

10 Good Ways to Boost Kids Learning Using Mobile Technology | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Technology has radically transformed and revolutionized education. From education 1.0 where technology was hardly used to education 3.0 where digitally reigns, learners are becoming more dependent on web technologies to help them with their learning. Of course there are always side effects to any new innovation but when it comes to education the advantages of embracing technology way outnumber its inconveniences. The infographic below from the folks in Pumpic provides some key insights regarding the use of technology especially the mobile one in kids learning. It also suggests some interesting ways to use smartphones and tablets to boost kids’ education and features a number of apps to use in this regard.

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Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Teachers are finding that when they explicitly teach deep reading strategies geared to digital media, students can access and comprehend complex texts.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 21, 4:25 AM

Some interesting ideas and suggestions.

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FoldingStory | The Group Storytelling Game

FoldingStory | The Group Storytelling Game | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Join the fold and offer your best line. FoldingStory is a group storytelling game where you can only see the line written before you.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 20, 4:28 AM

Nice digital take on a popular game. Better for higher level more mature students.

Francisco González's comment, October 22, 6:02 AM
This could be useful in my ESL lessons too. Thanks!
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10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it

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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, September 3, 9:24 AM
Great ideas for a beginning-coding needs to become more of a main dish in our curricula!
Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 8, 3:35 PM
Good ideas.
Jeff Rhodus's curator insight, October 27, 8:57 AM
Great uses of QR Codes in the classroom!
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Turn Your Instagram Pictures into a Virtual Museum

Turn Your Instagram Pictures into a Virtual Museum | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Turn your Instagram pictures into a virtual museum in one click. Walk into your photo gallery in VR.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 20, 3:09 AM

Students can use this to create a VR space to view images from any public instagram account.

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How To Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms - Daily Genius

How To Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms - Daily Genius | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Two years ago, my school obtained a grant from the Sphero Robotics company that brought 10 Sphero Robots to our school. At first, we used them in math and science. However, this year, we expanded our use of robotics and acquired Ozobots, SPRKS, bb8s, and BeeBots. My elementary faculty impressed me with their ability to use these 21st-century robots in a variety of subject areas including language arts and humanities. Here are four examples of how A. Harry Moore teachers used robots to teach lessons in English, Language Arts, and Humanities classes.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 3, 11:31 AM

Coolness for the Classroom!

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The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing.

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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 22, 8:06 AM
Administrators need to lead the way in modeling this for their communities!
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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, July 24, 2:41 PM
Digital literacy.  That's tech speak for "It is written".  :)
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Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student Led Tech Team (EdSurge News)

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student Led Tech Team (EdSurge News) | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? I couldn’t agree more.


Busch's student tech teams have four sub-committees: the “Newcast Directors," the “iPad Consultants," the “Makerspace Mentors," and the “Cyber Squad."
But what if we took the opportunity to develop young, skilled learners a step further, and asked those student leaders to support, collaborate with, and mentor teachers and their peers with in-class technology projects? What if we asked those student learners to create informative, instructional digital content that is accessible to all? After all, many of us would agree that the students are the ones who are usually the most knowledgeable, up-to-date resources for what is the latest and greatest with technology, so why not tap into their large knowledge base and cultivate their leadership potential?

Our school here in Wisconsin did just that, and the results have been astounding. Here’s how it happened.

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10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love! - WeAreTeachers

10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love! - WeAreTeachers | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work. Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects. Students can work together …
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Getting Started with Design Thinking in the Classroom – John Spencer

Getting Started with Design Thinking in the Classroom – John Spencer | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Every day, I ask my kids, “What did you make in school today?” Too often, they can’t give me an answer. But on the days that they do, their eyes light up and they passionately describe their projects. It’s in those moments that I am reminded that making is magic.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 8, 8:04 AM

Interesting intro to 'making'.

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10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Students of all ages have mobile devices, and many bring them to school. Here are some ways to leverage that technology in your classroom.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 9, 9:31 PM

Some good ideas!

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10 research tips for finding answers online

10 research tips for finding answers online | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
There are no new questions. Have a research question? Trust me, it’s been asked before. Put your exact question into quotations as a search term, and you will find, at the very least, a lead to your answer. Want to find out how much of the ocean has been explored? Type “How much of the ocean has been explored” into your search engine, and you will likely get your answer.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 28, 1:29 AM

Very useful for teachers and students.

Peggy Kelsey's curator insight, November 1, 11:16 AM
Useful for anyone who needs to research. Goes way beyond the simple techniques we all know.
 
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How To Train Your AI: Microsoft Releases Open-Source Deep Learning Software

How To Train Your AI: Microsoft Releases Open-Source Deep Learning Software | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Tech colossus, Microsoft, has released its AI software for developers everywhere, and it can even be run from a single laptop. Open-source deep learning software has the potential of opening the floodgates of technological revolution.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 29, 12:37 AM

Microsoft seems to be starting to do things right!

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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News)

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News) | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
To ban or not to ban, that is always the question when it comes to personal devices in the classroom. But rather than fight this uphill battle (Generation Alpha is forecasted to be more technological than any previous), let's figure out how to leverage these little machines. If used intentionally, m

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Helen Teague's curator insight, November 2, 12:07 PM
With effective monitoring, mobile devices can be integrated into courses and classroom time
Yeison Ossa Trejos's curator insight, November 2, 12:45 PM
From my point of view, personal devices such cell phones, tablets, ipads, among others, can be a huge risk if we allow students to use them in the classroom. However, it is also true that we as teachers should try to find useful ways to incorporate these potential resources into our lessons if we want to increase learner involvement and motivation while at the same time improving time management, teacher-student interaction, meaningful learning and real-time provision of feedback. 

All these educational factors can be simultaneously addressed if teachers take some time to do a little research on the web to find out the countless activities that digital devices allow them to perform along with your students both in and outside the classroom. 
Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, December 4, 6:07 PM
One of the most common expressions that I use to listen to nowadays is "put your cellphone away". Many teacher deal in their daily basis with students distracted by their phones and most of time they take desperate actions towards this situations which leads to a rough environment and affects the atmosphere of the classroom. In fact, one need we have in this current days is that of creating students perception towards the use of this devices which is not  a short way to walk but neither impossible. Providing the conditions and raising awareness about other possible uses into the classroom as well as raising curiosity to what is happening in the classroom will increase the possibilities of obtaining better behaviors in terms of technology. Our task then is to start thinking of strategies to implement since the very basis of the students academic life.
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Crash Course and SciShow for Kids - FreeTech4Teachers @rmbyrne

Crash Course and SciShow for Kids - FreeTech4Teachers @rmbyrne | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Crash Course and SciShow are massively popular YouTube channels offering interesting and educational content for adults and older teens. Unfortunately, many of the videos on both channels include snarky or satirical comments that are questionable for some classrooms. And all of the videos are at a pace that is way too fast for a lot of of middle school or elementary school students. The producers of both channels seem to have come to the same realization as evidenced by the recent launches of Crash Course Kids and SciShow Kids.

Crash Course Kids and SciShow Kids use the same format as their older counterparts. They provide a broad overview of various topics through the use of greenscreen visuals and a lot of talking. The ones that I've watched so far are still a bit too fast-paced for my liking so your students might have to watch them a second time and or pause them to digest the content as they go. I've embedded a video from each channel below.

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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 5, 1:36 AM

From 2012, but still a useful list.

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Video Maker & Photo Slideshow Maker | Animoto

Make great videos, easily. Turn ordinary photos and video clips into stunning, HD videos with Animoto's online video maker. Start a free trial today!
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Stop Motion Studio - Creativity at your fingertips.

Stop Motion Studio - Creativity at your fingertips. | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
Want to create movies like Wallace and Gromit or those groovy Lego shorts on YouTube? Create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly on your device. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. No computer needed. "It's simple to use, it's deceptively powerful, and it's tremendous fun."

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 22, 12:59 AM

Available across mobile and desktop platforms. This looks like great fun. Must try it.

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Green Screen Videos to Share with Teachers

Green Screen Videos to Share with Teachers | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it

``Last week I led a 3 day iPad Media Camp at my school in Oklahoma City for K-12 teachers. I introduced participants to green screen videos and a production workflow including:

 

* the iPad Camera app 

* the Green Screen app by Do Ink 

* iMovie for iPad"


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Paul's curator insight, August 6, 2:33 PM

we have the screen, now we need to start using it to document learning

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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Ed Tech Bits, Digital Citizenship and BYOD | Scoop.it
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
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