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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Measure Distances in Google Maps

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"The only reason that I had for clinging to the old version of Google Maps has gone away. This weekGoogle added a new measurement tool to the newer version of Google Maps. To use the measurement tool just right-click on a map and select "measure" then left-click on another location to measure the distance between the two locations. In the video below I demonstrate how that feature works along with a couple of other neat options."


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Great tip! I used to use this with my 3rd graders back in the day when Google Earth popped into the Ed Tech World!

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 11, 2014 8:06 AM

Medir Distancias . Google Maps

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Real world maps and measures via google!

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Just some really cool Instructional Technology related stuff I found on the "Internets" for my fellow, like minded- nerdy Educators out there!
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Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools

Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
At the Shelby County district building on Wednesday, school board members were digging deep into 10th grade English language arts—and […]
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A New Priority: Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School - TeachThought

A New Priority: Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School - TeachThought | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
MADISON, Wis. — Over the course of 12 weeks, twice a week, the prekindergarten students learned their ABCs. Attention, breath and body, caring practice — clearly not the standard letters of the alphabet.

Rather, these 4- and 5-year-olds in the Madison Metropolitan School District were part of a study assessing a new curriculum meant to promote social, emotional and academic skills, conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the Waisman Center.

Researchers found that kids who had participated in the curriculum earned higher marks in academic performance measures and showed greater improvements in areas that predict future success than kids who had not. The results were recently published in the journal Developmental Psychology.

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Kideville Aimed at Bringing 3D Printing to Students

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It's all about the children at Kidesign, an ed-tech startup aimed at building educational kits and bringing 3D printing into school curricula. Alberto Rizzol

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Kideville Aimed at Bringing 3D Printing and Urban Planning Skills to Students http://3dprint.com/40437/kideville-3d-printing-students/

David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 30, 10:12 AM

Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Designing a Blended Learning Program -- THE Journal

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Simply implementing blended learning or following the "best practices" in doing so will not guarantee great results for students. Authors Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker explain how educators can capture the promise of blended learning while avoiding the pitfalls.
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Good read on Designing a BLP- lots to learn still...

 

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Google Joins Ed Tech Giants in Signing Student-Data Privacy Pledge

President Obama is taking student-data privacy seriously, and companies are taking notice.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, January 30, 10:03 AM

Note that the privacy pledge doesn’t prevent student data from being collected. The pledge is to use the data responsibly.

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Math and Science of Football

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In my previous post I featured Financial Football. That's a good game if you're looking for a social studies resource related to the Super Bowl. For math and science resources related to the Super Bowl, take a look at NBC Learn's Science of Football. NBC's Science of Football is a series of ten videos from NBC Learn explaining and demonstrating math and science concepts as they relate to football.

The list of topics covered in the Science of NFL Football includes Torque & Center of Mass, Pythagorean Theorem, Geometric Shapes, Projectile Motion & Parabolas, Vectors, Kinematics, Nutrition, and Newton's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Laws of Motion.

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Gates Foundation Bets on Online Education to Improve World

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"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary by announcing its intentions to improve the lives of people in poverty-stricken countries through technological advancements and betting on online education to extend to billions worldwide."


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 31, 8:03 AM

Safe bet, but thanks, Bill! 

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7 Awesome Posters for Language Teachers

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“January 23, 2015 Today I brought you a collection of some interesting infographics and posters particularly useful for English language teachers. I curated this collection from Larry Ferlazzo’s...”


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Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges

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Assessing students based on learning goals is great, but this new gamified approach I stumbled upon has potential to be a game-changer for my students.

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How To Do Green Screen Photography on an iPad at School - Jonathan Wylie

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There are lots of great learning opportunities when you use green screen effects in the classroom. I’ve written about some of those before, but almost all of them involved green screen movies. What about green screen photography? Is that possible on an iPad? It is, because there’s an app for that.

Recently I was reminded of the ability to do green screen photography when I read a blog post by Dr. Wesley Fryer. He did a green screen photo booth at the Fall Festival of the school he works at in Oklahoma. Great idea. So how do you do it? It all starts with the Green Screen app by DoInk. The rest is easy! Here’s how it works.

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Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen?

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"Writing useful comments on students’ work can be a fine art. And for instructors who put a lot of effort into crafting a critique, there’s always a substantial risk students will skip the written feedback and go right to the grade."


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My nerdy teacher side says- awesome, but will other teachers say yes? hmmmmm

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 28, 2:08 PM

Is this more or less time consuming than typing comments? Does it lead to better student outcomes? 

Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, January 30, 6:37 AM

My initial response is "maybe." I stopped using a red pen years and years and years ago. The red is distracting, especially if there are a lot of comments. I also stopped putting a grade on the paper years and years and years ago. Yes, students went straight to the grade and if they liked the grade, that was that: they never read the comments. So they had to read the comments to do any revisions of the paper and no, they didn't know the grade until the final version of the paper. But by then there'd been conferences to discuss their papers and my comments.

Trent Online's curator insight, January 30, 9:49 AM

For online courses, this is a personalized touch that helps improve the sense of instructor presence and build community. And, it is not difficult or time consuming with current technology

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Yes! Music Education gone digital!

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AT&T Aspire Accelerator - AT&T People | Planet | Possibilities

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AT&T Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability - People and Community, Environment, and Technology
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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: What Does A Relevant, Connected Educator Look Like-Part 2

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Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
n today’s post I am sharing with you two important web tools that you can use with students in class to create interactive timelines. These timelines can include a wide variety of multimedia materials including: text, images, video, maps and many more. And in the case of Silk, there is even the possibility to invite collaborators to help with editing. Also, both of these apps are available for iPad users.

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Mónica Beloso's curator insight, January 30, 3:43 PM

añada su visión ...

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Strong Networks: The Backbone for Modern Learning

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School districts recognize they need a solid network infrastructure to support ambitious plans for technology in the classroom. 
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For my IT in Schools buds...and Nerdy Teachers like myself!

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3Doodler Pen 2.0

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World’s first 3D printing pen reinvented - The 3Doodler 2.0 #tech #gadgets pic.twitter.com/mFdi6F2XOJ

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 29, 8:42 AM

Time to upgrade! I got one of the first ones out of the factory! ;)

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Guide to Student-to-Student Teaching With Online Video | Edudemic

Guide to Student-to-Student Teaching With Online Video | Edudemic | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
You may already be using video to support your lessons, but have you considered encouraging your students to create them? Student-to-student videos enhance student understanding of a subject as well as student creativity and critical thinking skills. In a recent KQED MindShift article, Katrina Schwartz lauds peer-created videos for their ability to reach struggling students in ways that you as a teacher cannot. No longer are videos a distraction or a tool used only by teachers; videos can create a richer learning experience.

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Learning about Lecture Capture Technology | Emerging Education Technology

Learning about Lecture Capture Technology | Emerging Education Technology | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The use of Lecture Capture is expanding in both Higher Ed and K-12.

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

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Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the

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Google docs for academic writing process

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Google docs works well to model the writing process with EAP students, who are navigating the expectations and mechanics of an undergrad research paper. The assignment Suppose you've given an assig...

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5 Alternative Ways To Use Kahoot! in the Classroom, and Beyond

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A game of Kahoot! is typically initiated by educators as a way to gain rich insights about their classroom, through formative assessment or reviews. However, we are continually blown away by the huge...

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I gotta say, I really Love Kahoot! If you haven't tried it in mass with students and teachers- run, go get it now!

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Discount School Supplies & Daily Deals | Educents

Discount School Supplies & Daily Deals  | Educents | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Save up to 100% DAILY on deeply discounted educational supplies, materials, printable worksheets, giveaways & more!
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Affordable is the keyword here! Nice!

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January 31: the First Student-Led Technology Conference is Here! Join in. @coolcatteacher

January 31: the First Student-Led Technology Conference is Here! Join in. @coolcatteacher | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
So what if we put students in charge of planning a global student technology conference? It is happening Saturday, January 31 as students from around the world connect and share about technology. Encourage your students to present, participate, and learn. I asked Eric Walters, the teacher of the students organizing this event to share. As …
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Thank you Super Teacher Vicki Davis for sharing this out!

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