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Research Tips - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 6/23/2015 - YouTube

This week, Adam, Will, and Norm share their favorite sites, tools, and sources for researching the many things they're interested in.
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10+ No-Signup Collaboration Tools You Can Use in 10 Seconds

10+ No-Signup Collaboration Tools You Can Use in 10 Seconds | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you hear the word "collaboration"? Do you associate it with the frustrating clunkiness of trying to synchronize everyone's work? Many collaboration tools require an account to even get started before you benefit from their collaboration features. That in itself negates the act of swift collaborating, with people coming from…
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Awesome Visual Featuring 13 Important Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Visual Featuring 13 Important Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it

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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.
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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process?

Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, t

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Going beyond Substitution.

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tammy bailey's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:48 AM

Using the iPad would make the research, peer editting process, and revising process easier.  Most students that enjoy writing do not enjoy the revise, editting process.  The use of the iPad definately streamlines the writing process!

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, January 23, 2014 10:08 AM

This article describes the writing process by using an ipad to organize, compose, and edit their written language.  Many students do not enjoy writing because of the process it takes for them to write (think of an idea, form the letters, make a complete sentence, and then edit the work)

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The Best Free Mac Apps To Help You Stay Focused - Edudemic

The Best Free Mac Apps To Help You Stay Focused - Edudemic | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
It's not easy to stay focused on the task at hand. Here are some of the best free Mac apps to help you out.
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iPad Microscopy

iPad Microscopy | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
Being a science teacher, I have been experimenting with my iPad, trying to find a way of taking photos through the lens of an ordinary student microscope.  Science teachers whose students own iPads...
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Google Plus Daily: 10 Things to Do After Joining Google+

Google Plus Daily: 10 Things to Do After Joining Google+ | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
This simple guide shares ten easy, practical things things that you can do to help you get the most out of Google Plus.
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PixnTell – An App for Creating Simple Picture Stories

PixnTell – An App for Creating Simple Picture Stories | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
Pixntell is an iPad app for quickly creating simple narrated photostories. To create a story using Pixntell all that you need to do is start a new project, select some images, place them in order, ...
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The ultimate guide on how to annotate PDF files on the iPad

The ultimate guide on how to annotate PDF files on the iPad | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
This post discusses three PDF annotation and management user profiles and presents an overview of 13 apps to annotate PDF files.
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Separates the tools by the type of PDF reader, rather than just by features or cost.

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20 Grading Apps To Save You Time (iOS and Android) - Edudemic

20 Grading Apps To Save You Time (iOS and Android) - Edudemic | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
Androids and iPhones are just waiting to help you save time in your grading. There are a number of grading apps that can cut down the time it takes to grade in no time. Here's a quick list!
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Pinterest Introduces Secret Boards For Private Sharing

Pinterest Introduces Secret Boards For Private Sharing | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
Pinterest is offering the option to make any new board a “secret board.” Any new collection can be for your eyes only, or it can be shared with a few close people.
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Fantasy Geopolitics

Fantasy Geopolitics | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
The social learning game that follows countries and world leaders as they compete for news headlines and development goals.
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Apple TV Settings for the Classroom

Apple TV Settings for the Classroom | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
You don’t have to live with Apple TV’s default settings! I’d like to
recommend some tweaks to make Apple TV more classroom friendly. These
adjustments include hiding previews and icons on the Home screen,
preventing screen hijacking, using the screen saver as a digital bulletin
board, and other handy tips.

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, February 16, 4:13 PM

Great tips, love using apple TV with iPads in the classroom, very easy to share/evaluate/collaborate for students.

 

 

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8 great ways to jumpstart your Google+/Twitter PLN | eSchool News | eSchool News

8 great ways to jumpstart your Google+/Twitter PLN | eSchool News | eSchool News | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
Twitter and Google+ may not have been designed for educators, but every day thousands of teachers, school leaders, and learners of all sizes take to social media to connect, grow, and share in ways that would seem almost impossible a few short years ago. With all the noise, though, it can be tough to know where to begin.
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Building a budget iPad cart for education

Building a budget iPad cart for education | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
I was asked at one of my recent sessions if I could write a 'how to' for the iPad carts that I collaborated on building for 10 classrooms in my current school.  I am going to do that, but before I ...

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Five Good Options for Creating Mind Maps on Your iPad

Five Good Options for Creating Mind Maps on Your iPad | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of mind mapping as a method for organizing thoughts, connecting concepts, and visualizing the big picture of concept. In fact, I think that the mind mapping process is so valuable tha...
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iPurpose before iPad

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This iOS App Gives Answers To Your Handwritten Math Problems | Redmond Pie

This iOS App Gives Answers To Your Handwritten Math Problems | Redmond Pie | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it

Using the tip of your finger (or a stylus, which you may find on eBay), you simply draw out a mathematical calculation, and MyScript Calculator will work its magic, deriving an answer providing your scribbles are somewhat readable.

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Technology Tools for Teaching & Learning

Unlike other lists that promote “cool tools,” yet leave teachers wondering about purposeful educational integration, our list is driven by specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and community-mindedness

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A Student's Guide To Effectively Using Pinterest - Edudemic

A Student's Guide To Effectively Using Pinterest - Edudemic | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it
Pinterest can act as a showcase and portfolio for graphic design students and artists of course ... but it's useful for nearly all other students as well.
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Technology – Providing Incredible Opportunities for Students whether we want it to or not

Technology – Providing Incredible Opportunities for Students whether we want it to or not | Discovering digital tools | Scoop.it

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