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Wonderful apps and digital tools to make learning fun and support inquiry
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Websites To Download Free Audio Books – Best Of

Websites To Download Free Audio Books – Best Of | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Simply put, audiobooks are recordings of books which are read aloud. But some may think: why would we need audio books if we can read books ourselves?


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Find Easy to Read Text for Lower Levels

Find Easy to Read Text for Lower Levels | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

is actually based on Google, but it analyses Google results for readability, so it can help you to find more lower level texts for learners without you having to read through every result from Google to see if it's simple enough.


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Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students

Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

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Ultraslideshow Lite - create free slideshows

Ultraslideshow Lite - create free slideshows | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

With UltraSlideshow Lite, you can create gorgeous photo flash slideshows for watching on computer, or upload the slideshows to our free web album Go2Album...


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50 QR code resources for the classroom

50 QR code resources for the classroom | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

In the classroom, QR codes can be used in a variety of ways -- from conducting treasure hunts to creating modern CVs. A number of articles, tutorials and lesson plans designed to help educators.


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Use These 10 Sites to Detect Plagiarism

Use These 10 Sites to Detect Plagiarism | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Plagiarism is a serious offense. These 10 online services help you check students' text, or avoid getting into academic hot water yourself.


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Szoter - Online annotation tool

Szoter - Online annotation tool | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Szoter is an easy to use, free, online image annotation tool. It can be used to create and grab images from your computer screen or webcam. You can then annotae the images using a range of features from text to callouts. This is useful tool for creating insruction sheets or learning materials. There is an online version or a desktop app.


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6 persuasive writing prompts

6 persuasive writing prompts | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Smart vs. Swag; I deserve a day off ; Hospitals or phones? Persuade the aliens to let us keep earth.


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The Book Chook: Great Online Story Maker

The Book Chook: Great Online Story Maker | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Description of a great comic editor for kids, Carnegie Library's My Story Maker.


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dig.ccmixter “You already have permission…”

dig.ccmixter “You already have permission…” | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

All of the music on dig.ccmixter was created especially for this site. We don't take your back-catalogue or original music you already have on your hard disk (!) We want to know what new things you can do with our 2,000 original a cappellas and 10,000 samples (that are all licensed under Creative Commons). If you're up for a new way of thinking about creative collaboration then come join us at ccMixter.org.


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3 Little Known Web Services Teachers Should Be Using

3 Little Known Web Services Teachers Should Be Using | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
Today I present to you a few web services that even most tech-savvy educators aren't familiar with and how you can best use them to better your classroom.

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Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students

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25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

25 websites featuring awesome virtual learning experiences.


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Diagramo - Flowchart software | Diagram software

Diagramo - Flowchart software | Diagram software | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

It's FREE and Open Source pure HTML5. Share and collaborate.Export to SVG, Gif and JPEG.


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The Awesome Science of Mindmapping | Visual.ly

The Awesome Science of Mindmapping | Visual.ly | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

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Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations

Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Talking avatars for PowerPoint presentations can help to make more dynamic and familiar presentations. There are many different places where we can download free avatars and characters for presentations.


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Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations
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This course has been a tedious and challenging at time; however, I think that the redesign activities really helped me to see how my activities and lessons can be improved in order to help my students.  

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Find Easy to Read Text for Lower Levels

Find Easy to Read Text for Lower Levels | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Twurdy is actually based on Google, but it analyses Google results for readability, so it can help you to find more lower level texts for learners without you having to read through every result from Google to see if it's simple enough.


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FlockDraw - Free Online Drawing Tool - Collaborative Group Whiteboard

FlockDraw - Free Online Drawing Tool - Collaborative Group Whiteboard | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Flockdraw is a free to use online whiteboard based painting drawing tool. It makes it easy to draw online free with multiple people for fun or business. You can have unlimited people in a room and the drawing updates in real time. Uses different colors, shapes and text. Great tool for creating infographics


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What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad

What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad?


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How to Teach Digital Citizenship in 1st Grade

How to Teach Digital Citizenship in 1st Grade | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Understanding how to use the internet has become a cornerstone issue for students. No longer do they complete their research on projects solely in the library.


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