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The Borgeson Bunch - Classroom Website

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

This is a shameless plug for my own classroom website. I have worked for the past year and a half to develop a comprehensive website that is useful to teachers, parents, and students. This is where I am putting a large number of my posts to practical use.

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I'll have to check this out. Always looking for resources.

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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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Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts

Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Do your students struggle to come up with topics to write about in their stories? The collection below features some awesome iPad apps that can provide your students with ideas and story starters to get them writing.

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10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students

10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Google Sites is one of the best website creation software I have been recommending for teachers. There are a wide variety of reasons why Google Sites is an ideal platform to host your class website and here are some of them:

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5 Ways to Show Your iPad on A Big Screen in Class

5 Ways to Show Your iPad on A Big Screen in Class | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

One of the versatile ways to use iPad in class is through sharing your iPad screen with your students. You can easily mirror your iPad screen to a projector and let students see what you see on your iPad. This can be used when sharing tutorials, presentations, illustrations and several other learning tasks. How to do it is what I want to share with you today.

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Poetica

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Whether you’re writing a blog post, email, or job application, an extra pair of eyes can really help get your message across. Poetica makes it easy to ask friends and colleagues for instant feedback on your text. It’s for anything you’re struggling to write, anywhere on the web.
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Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story

Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Booktrack has created a new genre of digital storytelling entertainment. The patented technology lets anyone add a synchronized movie-style soundtrack—including music, ambient audio and sound effects—to an e-Book or other digital text content, with the audio paced to each individual’s reading speed. This innovative platform enables users to create and share stories—on a mobile or tablet device—in a unique and exciting way, transforming the “written” word.
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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

Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22nd. This week before Earth Day is a good time for lessons about the wildlife that can benefit from the conservation efforts promoted through Earth Day. Here are some of my favorite sites and apps for helping students learn about wildlife.

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Too Noisy - Noise Meter Application

Too Noisy - Noise Meter Application | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Projecting the Too Noisy meter for all of your students to see could be a good way to help them understand the appropriate volume for conversations while working on group activities in your classroom.

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Penpal News | Learning Made Social

Penpal News | Learning Made Social | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
PenPal News connects over 25,000 students from around the world to discover new cultures, learn about global issues, and practice foreign languages. 
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5 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work

5 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

As the end of the school year approaches you may be looking for a good way for students to organize and share examples of their best work of the school year.

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Ten Good Tools for Editing Images Online

Ten Good Tools for Editing Images Online | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

In the list below you can read more about Pixlr and nine other good options for enhancing, cropping, and creating images online.

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Create a mobile app in minutes and for free with Yapp

Create a mobile app in minutes and for free with Yapp | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
With the Yapp app maker, easily create apps for iOS and Android in minutes and for free.
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A slight negative, any users of the apps you create for your event must first download and install the Yapp app.

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How To Use Google Voice In Education - Edudemic

How To Use Google Voice In Education - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Education is about communication, but few educators are willing to hand out their personal mobile number. With Google Voice you don’t have to.  When you go to Google.com/voice you can set up a new number with Google. It will ask you for a forwarding number. This must be an actual landline or mobile number in …
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3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech

3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Dear “Nervous To Try Something New With EdTech”: You know when you spoke with me the other day and told me that that introducing more tech into my class was fine for me because I was ‘into it’ and ‘understood’ it? That you were not going to try a new way of doing things (edtech-wise) …
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Online Speech Bubble Photo Editor - Create comic strips with phrase.it

Online Speech Bubble Photo Editor - Create comic strips with phrase.it | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Put speech bubbles on your photos and create your own comic strips within minutes! Great looking results, no sign-up needed, 100% free. phrase.it is probably the best speech bubble photo editor on the web.
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Remind101

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Remind101 | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Remind101 is a great web tool that provides teachers with a way to safely text message students and stay in touch with parents. You can send your Remind101 messages from your computer or phone. Remind101 apps for iPad, iPhone andAndroid are now available. One of the best things I like about this tool is the unanimity feature. Neither students nor teachers could see each others phone numbers

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3 New Digital Storytelling Apps for Kids

3 New Digital Storytelling Apps for Kids | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

These apps are newly featured here and they are ideal for helping young learners unleash their creativity through story telling. 

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14 Educational Resources for Earth Day 2014

14 Educational Resources for Earth Day 2014 | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here are fourteen resources for teaching and learning about Earth Day and environmental science.

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Spacehopper

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Spacehopper features geography questions that are based on Google Maps Street View imagery. Spacehopper shows you a Street View image and you have to guess where in the world the image was captured. 

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Five Good File Conversion Tools

Five Good File Conversion Tools | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 If your school is not using Google Drive, Dropbox, or a similar cloud service, you may find yourself and your students in need of a file conversion tool too. A more common need for a file conversion tool arises when we start to work with audio and video files. Here are file good online file conversion tools. 

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Make sure you bookmark your favorite of these sites. I guarantee you will need one some day. 

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Literably

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Literably scores oral reading assessments. Get regular, accurate information on your students’ reading.

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The people at Literably has been very responsive to my inquiries. 

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A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Writing Accuracy

A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Writing Accuracy | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Print this poster and have each student keep it in their writing folder. 

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ShareDrop

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ShareDrop could be a good tool to use in an elementary school computer lab or a similar setting in which students don't have email addresses or Google Accounts for sharing work with their teachers. By using ShareDrop when students are ready to share their work with their teachers they can simply drag it into the browser on their laptops, desktops, or tablets.

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Bouncy Balls

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Make all kinds of bouncy balls react to sounds from your microphone. A great sound/noise monitor for kids and a fun way to visualize music.
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3 Fun Ways To Use QR Codes For Language Learning - Edudemic

3 Fun Ways To Use QR Codes For Language Learning - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
As smartphone use/ownership among students rises – so has the use of the QR codes. I add them to unit packages for links for Quizlet sites or my YouTube channel – hoping that the ubiquitous phone in the teenagers hand will help them find support outside of class time. Some educators use them as a …
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3 Professional Development Tips For Schools Going 1:1

3 Professional Development Tips For Schools Going 1:1 | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
As our 1:1 initiative moves forward, I see that there are three kinds of teachers that are part of the process: 1. The teachers who are ready for change (!!) 2. The teachers who are willing to change 3. The teachers who just want to get by I wish someone would have told me about …
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