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Integrating digital tools into instruction to meet NETS standards for students and teachers.
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S'Cool Tools of the Week: Glogster, Kahoot!, KidBlog - EdSurge

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Glogster, Kahoot!, KidBlog - EdSurge | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
S'Cool Tools of the Week: Glogster, Kahoot!, KidBlog
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... simple space for students to journal their thoughts and hold academic discussions.
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Create Ebooks - PapyrusEditor

Create Ebooks - PapyrusEditor | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Papyrus is a simple online editor to create ebooks.You can edit the cover using a simple drag and drop cover editor, import content from the web, or create new content as easily as writing a blog post.If you want to sell your ebook, all you have to do is set a price and click publish.

Via Nik Peachey
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Something new to try for school projects? Have marked this one to try importing content from my own blog.

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Kelly Roach's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:09 AM

Looks interesting - I'll be checking this one out when I get a spare moment!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:05 PM

An awesome web based ePub & PDF creator. Create & edit online & it will generate ePub & PDF of your book for download.

sarah's curator insight, May 4, 2014 1:32 PM

Intéressant pour nos UD´s. en ligne.

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The Ultimate Guide to Using QR Codes in the Art Room | The Art of Ed

The Ultimate Guide to Using QR Codes in the Art Room | The Art of Ed | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
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Simple and to the point guide for using QR Code for any classroom teacher from the Art of Education. Librarians and Art teachers, check out the links on the right for free lesson plans and tutorial videos.  Great share with your art department.

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Common Core Standards Explorer

Common Core Standards Explorer | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it

"Graphite's Common Core Explorer has got you covered. Intuitive filters make it easy to navigate through the standards and surface relevant edtech products, all rated and reviewed for learning potential."

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Search for edtech tools that will integrate technology into Common Core strands tied to your lesson plans and assessments.

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Tales from a Loud Librarian: Creating Audio Book Reviews with Chirbit

Tales from a Loud Librarian: Creating Audio Book Reviews with Chirbit | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it

"Each student in the class was asked to read a book that they liked and create a book talk that describes the plot and recommends the story to other readers. When read aloud, each book talk was to be 90 seconds or less. The students used the tech tool Chirbit to record their talks. I chose Chirbit because the interface is easy to use, and once recorded, a QR code and URL is generated for each Chirbit that a student creates." by Elizabeth Kahn @Elizabeth Kahn

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Teaching Kids to Code Through Battling Robots in ‘Hakitzu Elite’ App

Teaching Kids to Code Through Battling Robots in ‘Hakitzu Elite’ App | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it

Conceived by the London based Kuato Studios, Hakitzu Elite is the first of many planned titles from the studio that focuses on teaching kids STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills through gameplay. The learning-while-playing concept is fundamental to Kuato Studios’ philosophy to help kids (and interested adults) develop these important life skills.


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Time to code and play games in the library! 

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Tracie Hightower's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:11 AM

Great way to expose students to code through an engaging action-packed game.

Baba A Baba's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:11 PM

centeric point , then expansion with pattern repeated 360 degrees

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The Smartphone Is the Swiss Army Knife of Gadgets - TIME

The Smartphone Is the Swiss Army Knife of Gadgets - TIME | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
The Smartphone Is the Swiss Army Knife of Gadgets
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Who knew that when Steve Jobs gave us the iPhone, he would unleash one of the most powerful digital tools people can own — and that it would become so much more than a smartphone?
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Need to investigate the Bluetooth apps ASAP!

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10+ Must-Have Tools for the Connected Professional - Mashable

10+ Must-Have Tools for the Connected Professional - Mashable | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
10+ Must-Have Tools for the Connected Professional
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Using the right digital tools can save hours of work (or, 20 minutes right when you need it).
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This Karma wifi plan looks awesome but needs expanding geographically for most.

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Edit Photos Right from Gmail Because It's So Cool

Edit Photos Right from Gmail Because It's So Cool | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Google wants your photo mojo to blend so well with your email mojo, they made a button for it. That’s right, you can now edit your photos with PicMonkey, right from an image in a Gmail message. How...
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More PicMonkey goodness to make a teacher librarian's life easier!

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FatURL

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Say more with one link
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Just showed high school teens how to use this to make a mobile app for their study group.  They made a QRCode poster to share with their classmates.  Very cool way to introduce school groups to ORCodes and smartphone apps all bundled into one neat package!  Also, can see teachers and librarians using this as an alternate to a webpage or wiki. 

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VoiceThread for Teaching and Learning

VoiceThread for Teaching and Learning | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
The best web-based tool for rich, warm asynchronous conversations in voice, video or text around your favorite media.
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Great scoop of ideas to integrate VoiceThread into instruction and assessments.

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Teachers' Favored Web 2.0 Tools (EdSurge News)

Teachers' Favored Web 2.0 Tools (EdSurge News) | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
At 14.2 tweets/minute, #EdTechChat was moving on Monday, August 19.
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List of tools perfect to share with teachers AND provide a strong example of Twitter chats as a way of learning new ideas.
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Classroom Games - Microsoft Office Games PowerPoint Games

Classroom Games - Microsoft Office Games PowerPoint Games | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Classroom Games - Microsoft Office Game templates that allow teachers or trainers to quickly and easily create customized games to match any curriculum.
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Wanting to gamify your library or classroom? Many free templates for PowerPoint, Excel, and Word games can be downloaded.  If you want the premium templates, one can order "Everybody Wins" which gives you online access to all the templates.

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Find the visual content you need with our complete list of free image sources, offering high-quality images for your blog posts and social media updates.
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 26, 2014 5:19 PM

So many good images all listed in one place!

liblist4u's curator insight, June 2, 2014 3:22 PM

List of searchable image databases

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Canva: Design for Non-Designers

Canva: Design for Non-Designers | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Canva.com, a new, mostly-free graphic design tool designed for those of us whose yearning to make great design exceeds are ability, is exploding in popularity in my classes this term. The students'...
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Score! Have found my new graphic design love - you can design presentation slides super easy that look like I spend hours using a graphic design program.  Need to play with the Pinterest, Facebook, and Social Media templates too.

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AirServer - The Most Advanced AirPlay Receiver for Mac and PC.

AirServer - The Most Advanced AirPlay Receiver for Mac and PC. | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
AirServer is an AirPlay receiver for Mac/PC. It allows you to receive AirPlay feeds, similar to an Apple TV, so you can stream content or Mirror your display from your iOS devices, Mountain Lion or Mavericks.
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This goes on my "have to try at school" list to use with my iPad.

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Do You Actually Type FASTER On An iPad? - Edudemic

Do You Actually Type FASTER On An iPad? - Edudemic | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
There are many criticisms and barriers put up when one discusses the implementation of mobile devices in schools. These range from the philosophical to the practical and one that comes up often is the ‘fact’ that students can’t type productively on an iPad, especially when compared with a traditional keyboard on a PC or laptop. …

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Wow! This brings back memories of Typewriting 101! Good to see the data that students can type on ipad/tablet just fine to word process reports.

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Teach with Portals

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Teach with Portals - FREE programs from STEAM ready for the classroom.  

"Portal 2 Puzzle Maker:  A 3D game design tool by which one can create puzzles, or levels, for the game Portal 2 which is included and Universe Sandbox:  Create, build or destroy universes! The world’s most realistic Universe simulator."

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mQlicker – An Audience Response System to Turn PowerPoint into an Interactive Presentation

mQlicker – An Audience Response System to Turn PowerPoint into an Interactive Presentation | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it

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Definite digital tool to play with - so many variations to use with students and teachers.

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Replacing the Bic: Smart Pens Turn Handwriting into Digital Text - ABC News

Replacing the Bic: Smart Pens Turn Handwriting into Digital Text - ABC News | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
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Replacing the Bic: Smart Pens Turn Handwriting into Digital Text
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With those non-digital tools, I take daily notes at meetings or write down to-dos, but then I regularly leave those notes at my desk or in another bag.
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{Infographic} 6 Tips for Choosing Digital Tools to Support 21st Century Learning | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies

{Infographic} 6 Tips for Choosing Digital Tools to Support 21st Century Learning | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
  Want more detailed information? Check out 6 Tips for Choosing Digital Tools to Support 21st Century Learning. You find extended information there.    Pass it on! Tweet this post to your followers or Pin It to your favorite Pinterest board!
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New Blank Canvas Feature Puts Graphics in Your Wheelhouse

New Blank Canvas Feature Puts Graphics in Your Wheelhouse | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
You know how we adore you and listen to you like a stalker? Well, we made what you’ve been asking for: a design feature that kicks off with a blank canvas instead of a photo. This feature is boss w...
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PicMonkey now gives 6 blank backgrounds (that you can make transparent) that include Square, Facebook cover, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 or Custom. Oh, fun backgrounds and headers coming soon to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and presentations!

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Free Visual QR Code Generator | Custom QR Code Design | Visualead

Free Visual QR Code Generator | Custom QR Code Design | Visualead | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Generate Visual QR Codes in less than a minute & Double Your Scans. Create Attractive & Intuitive QR Codes. Make Your Visual QR Code Today!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:16 AM

Shannon Loves this!

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Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't.

Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't. | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Teach what you know. Learn what you don't.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 27, 2013 7:28 PM

I am soo loving this unique lesson plan website which allows you to make a short lesson for a flipped classroom.  It is so simple to use and will help teachers introduce short sweet messages using diagrams or books to their students!  Yippee for Educreations.

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eQuizShow - Free Online Quiz Show Templates

eQuizShow - Free Online Quiz Show Templates | Digital Tools for Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Create free jeopardy games to review for school! It takes seconds to create your template: no registration required! Create and play your own game show and quiz show templates free without Powerpoint!
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Easy to make your own Jeopardy style games that will be online for classtime and review outside of class.  Perfect for vocabualary practice that can be flipped outside of class and for test reviews. Mark this one as a "share with teachers"!

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