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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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A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Here is a great resource I have recently stumbled upon and never had the chance to share it here till this evening. A Questioning Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help teachers, educators, and curriculum designers better integrate the power of questions in learning and instruction. This resource contains a plethora of question types with explanations on each of these types together with examples and tips on how to use each of them. I have gone through the materials presented in this guide and I must say that it is really a treasure trove of educational insights for immediate application in classrooms."


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Citizen Science in the Classroom

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Connect with other teachers and educators working to make Citizen Science in the Classroom a part of today's teaching and learning environment. Get access to a supportive and collaborative community, share your thoughts and experiences, learn about professional development services and more. With your colleagues and with your classrooms, play an active role in scientific discovery!

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How Freedom Of (Phone) Choice Helps Recruit And Retain Millennials

How Freedom Of (Phone) Choice Helps Recruit And Retain Millennials | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Ask anyone under 33 what they look for in a job, and chances are they’ll tell you it’s flexibility.

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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)  has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features ."


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Laurence Le Poder's curator insight, July 14, 2014 8:14 AM

une appli facile d'utilisation sur PC mais un peu moins sur tablette

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:32 AM

Good  stuff!

Brooke Hall's curator insight, July 15, 2014 12:24 PM

Check Padlet out and see if it would fit in your classroom.

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Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips

Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite apps for digital storytelling and now they have a new version designed specifically for classroom use.  All of the original great features that allow students to bring still images to life by recording their voice over a slideshow have been enhanced for students.`


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This is cool- Shadow Puppets- come on, instant winner!

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ZooKazam

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Get ZooKazam on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Presentain - Activate your audience with interactive presentations

Presentain - Activate your audience with interactive presentations | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Presentain helps speakers engage and grow their audiences. You use smartphone as a clicker and audience can connect to your presentation using their devices. They can ask you questions, participate in polls, send you follow-up requests, share your slides and more. While you present Presentain records your voice so when the presentation is over you can publish the slidecast (presentation slides with voice-over) and start growing your online audience.

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David McQueen's curator insight, July 14, 2014 6:58 AM

Hmmmm

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:06 PM

New version of Presentain. This service helps for audience engagement. If students use their tablets or smartphones at lectures, is a really good choice. Initial free pack (5 presentations, 7 slidecasts, 3 polls).

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:11 AM

Could be useful

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5 Quick iPad Tips for Parents - Apptitude2Learn.com

5 Quick iPad Tips for Parents - Apptitude2Learn.com | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"CommonSenseMedia.org has created a free program to help parents navigate and discuss the impact of digital media on kids’ social, emotional and intellectual development. Using resources based on their K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, educators and parents, together, can empower young people to harness the power of the Internet and digital technology for learning and life -- both in the classroom and at home."


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 11, 2014 7:12 AM

Seems like a very useful set of tips!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:50 PM

Love CommonSenseMedia! Wealth of relevant resources for educators, students and parents!

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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.


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Shhhhhhhh!

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 14, 2014 5:54 AM

Wil je het geluid van YouTube video opnemen dan is Peggo een mooie manier om een mp3 bestand te maken. Kopieer  en plak de link in de zoekmachine en de video wordt opgezocht. Met een paar handige instellingen (verwijder stiltes, audio normaliseren) maakt Peggo in een handomdraai een prima mp3.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 2014 5:25 AM

Looks like a very interesting tool here.  Thanks for sharing Nik.

Joe Shimp's curator insight, July 25, 2014 11:52 AM

A great way to get YouTube audio only.

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From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom?

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Instructional Design Tips from Cammy Bean

Instructional Design Tips from Cammy Bean | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
I recently had the opportunity to interview Cammy Bean, a frequent speaker and popular eLearning blogger. She shared many practical instructional design ti

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callooh's curator insight, July 10, 2014 12:39 PM

Great practical tips from Cammy Bean

Elaine Melo's curator insight, August 5, 2014 12:41 AM

The highlight of this interview for me was learning the difference between teaching a skill and changing behaviour!

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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 2014 6:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, July 11, 2014 4:11 AM

In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia

Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.


Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools."


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This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like - Mind/Shift

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like - Mind/Shift | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The Independent Project is a result of a high school student's mission to create a school where students would feel fully engaged, have an opportunity to develop expertise in something, and learn how to learn.

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Turn Drawings Into Video Games With Pixel Press Floors - iPad Apps for Learning

Turn Drawings Into Video Games With Pixel Press Floors - iPad Apps for Learning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Pixel Press Floors is a promising new iPad app (currently free) that kids can use to turn drawings into pictures. This is the simple explanation of the service. Students draw on specially designed paper (printable) or draw in the app (designs printable). Students then use their iPads to see their drawings become games. Games can be shared with others through the Pixel Press arcade. Watch the video below to learn more about Pixel Press Floors."


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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - Teachers With Apps

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - Teachers With Apps | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons.

 

These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are virtually endless pun intended!

 

Because we can now sift through thousands of resources while navigating a single repository, the potential for inspiration and growth in the field of education has reached a new height.

 

Here are the top channels worth following based on views, subscriptions, and quality of content:"


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 15, 2014 6:58 AM

Canales De You Tube para educadores

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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Science Lessons that Utilize Google Earth

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Science Lessons that Utilize Google Earth | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Google Earth is one of my favorite tools for students and teachers. The more time a person spends learning the many features of Google Earth, the more that person will see that Google Earth can be used for a lot more than just social studies lessons. I have seen many good science lessons incorporate Google Earth.  Since this is Earth Science week, I've dug up some science lessons that utilize Google Earth."


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Free Animated Backgrounds That Move For PowerPoint Presentation

Free Animated Backgrounds That Move For PowerPoint Presentation | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

Having a nice design slide for a presentation is one thing that so many presenters want to have. Adding the page with unique element such as moving image, transition, is a good idea.


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 12, 2014 1:23 PM

Bewegend beeld wordt steeds belangrijker

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 12, 2014 2:24 PM

Doesn't hurt to keep animated.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, July 14, 2014 8:10 AM

Something to put in your presentation tool box.  

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graphite | The best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning

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Thank you Common Sense Media- Graphite is awesome!

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The Future Of Games In Education - Edudemic

The Future Of Games In Education - Edudemic | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Gamification is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Incorporating game play elements into your classroom can help to create a dynamic, interactive environment that will help get and keep your students engaged in the material and excited to learn. It sounds great, right? But every trend will see a …

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Crunchzilla

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Crunchzilla offers interactive tutorials that get people excited about programming. Play with code, build, and learn.

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Very Cool!

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7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course

7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
How To Choose Images and Graphics for your eLearning Course. Check the 7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course to find more.

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

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Measure Distances in Google Maps | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"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

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, July 12, 2014 11:08 AM

Real world maps and measures via google!

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A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School

A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
After two years of blended learning, a low-performing high school became one of the country's best. Read about how they shifted the learning, teaching, and culture.

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Inbox: the next-generation email platform

Inbox: the next-generation email platform | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Inbox is a modern email platform, with clean APIs that work with existing accounts on Gmail, Yahoo, and others. See the announcement for details to start building today.

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