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Free Technology for Teachers

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I have been reading this blog for almost two years now. Richard always posts great ideas that are useful to teachers and can be easily used in the classroom.

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Richard is my main man! If you follow one blog, this one should be it!

 

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The Borgeson Bunch - My Classroom Website!

The Borgeson Bunch - My Classroom Website! | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

This is my very own classroom website chock full of the stuff I find and include on this board. Check it out!

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Check back on a regular basis. The content changes almost daily. 

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What Does Gamification Look Like In Classrooms? - Edudemic

What Does Gamification Look Like In Classrooms? - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Using games or game play elements in the classroom to drive learning outcomes is sill gaining popularity. Though most teachers aren’t ready to embrace bringing serious games like Minecraft into their classrooms, many are willing to gamify learning or use other types of games. That said, getting an idea of how many teachers are (or …
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Free Touch Typing Software

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Master touch typing using this free game / training program.
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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be …
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10 Tips to Design Effective Presentations

10 Tips to Design Effective Presentations | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Creating effective slide decks that can engage the audience and pull them right in is a task that requires some serious training. This training comes in the form of practice in the key elements that make a better presentation. These elements are: the choice of images used in the slides, the amount of text used with these images, the font and type size of the text, the placement and arrangement of text vis-a-vis the images, and the transitions and effects used in the slides. These elements, if used properly, are enough to make your presentations slick and charming.

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Go Wild

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The World Wildlife Federation's Go Wild website is a great place to find online and offline activities that can help elementary school students learn about a variety of animals and ecosystems. The site is arranged into six sections; Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Polar, and Oceans. Each section includes online games and quizzes about animals. Each section also includes a hands-on activity like creating a shoe box safari.

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OLogy

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OLogy is the American Museum of Natural History's website of online science lessons and games for kids. OLogy has sections covering fourteen topics in science including climate change, astronomy, brain science, genetics, and zoology. 

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CodeMonkey

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CodeMonkey is a fun game through which students learn some basic programming skills. In the game students have to help a monkey get his bananas. The game presents students with a series of thirty progressively more difficult challenges in which they have to help a monkey reach his bananas. 

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An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions

An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
A low-tech teaching technique used by a MIT researcher calls into questions many of the maxims about personalized, student-driven learning upheld by the education technology industry.
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10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google

10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Digital citizenship has a central place in  teaching curricula.It is through educating kids on the appropriate ways to use, navigate, interact,create and share web content that they develop the skills necessary for thriving in a knowledge economy.

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
You may have seen my post on "Talking QR Codes" and here's another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that lets users record their voice using the microphone...

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The power of your #voice... Use it!

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Want to leave a clue QR for your kids as they work through an assignment?

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Great idea to make it more interesting for the students.

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Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive

Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Primary source documents, especially photographs, are powerful tools for grabbing the attention of students.  Sometimes it's challenging to find the right picture to connect to a historical fiction...

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5 Ways Google Tools Can Empower Teachers - Edudemic

5 Ways Google Tools Can Empower Teachers - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
There are about a million different ways to use all the great Google tools available for free in your classroom. Whether you’re bringing your classroom into the 21st century by making it paperless or AppSmashing, even the simplest of Google tools offers you a wide array of ways to use it. The Google suite of …
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The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Wish more of your students saw science and engineering as career possibilities? “Secret Life” can help. This guide offers ideas on how to use our videos and blog posts to reveal a personal side of science that many students can relate to. You’ll also find tips on how to use “Secret Life” as a launching point for discussion and further exploration.

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Ten Resources for Helping Students Learn to Code and Program

Ten Resources for Helping Students Learn to Code and Program | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here are some good resources that you can use to introduce students to programming and coding.

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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog

21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters? In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing. …
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The Summer Slide (And What You Can Do To Avoid It)

The Summer Slide (And What You Can Do To Avoid It) | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
With most teachers out of school for the summer by now, summer learning loss probably isn’t top priority. After all, the kids are back in their parents’ hands for at least a couple of months, right? If the students aren’t in your classroom, there isn’t a whole lot you can do beyond a summer reading …
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7 Sites for Helping Students Learn About Wildlife

7 Sites for Helping Students Learn About Wildlife | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here are some of my favorite sites and apps for helping students learn about wildlife.

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Animal Inquiry - ReadWriteThink

Animal Inquiry - ReadWriteThink | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore animal facts and habitats using writing prompts to guide and record their findings.
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7 Free Edmodo Apps to Try This Summer

7 Free Edmodo Apps to Try This Summer | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The integration of third party services is one of the things that makes Edmodo a good system for organizing and sharing content with students. The single log-in aspect of Edmodo gives your students access to excellent tools without having to keep track of separate user names and passwords. 

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The Four I's of Teacher Leadership

The Four I's of Teacher Leadership | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Schools need teachers to take on leadership roles, argues elementary school teacher Anthony Colucci. But those leadership roles are only valuable when they don't stifle teachers' creativity and individuality.
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5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
No matter what subject they teach or what age group their students fall into, all teachers face the same basic challenge: They have to find a way to actively engage students in the learning process. Today’s learners tend to respond best to interactive teaching methods, so many instructors have integrated technology into their lesson plans. …
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BlogBooker - Blog Book

BlogBooker - Blog Book | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

BlogBooker is a free service that allows you to turn your the contents of your Blogger blog into a PDF. 

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Top 5 Note Taking Apps for Teachers

Top 5 Note Taking Apps for Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

"Need a way to take notes easily and quickly? For those lucky enough to be attending the ISTE 2014 conference right now, perhaps one of these mobile apps can help, though anyone could always use handy note-taking app."


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Smallpdf.com - A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems

Smallpdf.com - A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Smallpdf - the platform that makes it super easy to convert and edit all your PDF files. Solving all your PDF problems in one place - and yes, 100% free.

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What Do Teachers Think About EdTech? - Edudemic

What Do Teachers Think About EdTech? - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
We know there are a lot of teachers out there using technology in their classrooms. We also know there are a lot of teachers who aren’t – whether they can’t due to financial constraints or just flat out don’t want to (or some combination thereof). We interact with a ton of teachers on social media …
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