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5 Excellent Tools for Creating Academic Portfolios

5 Excellent Tools for Creating Academic Portfolios | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

With the advent of technology and the uptake of web2.0 tools, portfolios migrated to the cloud making it dead easy for teachers and students to easily create and save their portfolios online. The good thing about digital portfolios is that they can be accessed anytime, anywhere and from any device with internet connection.

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Pet Grants, small pets, aquarium equipment #elemchat #spedchat

Pet Grants, small pets, aquarium equipment #elemchat #spedchat | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
We offer grants to have pets in school; to help teachers so they are able have small pets and aquarium equipment in their classrooms

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Such a deal!

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 26, 2013 8:00 PM

I'm adding this to my Grants for Teachers LiveBinder

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=52098

Full of grants to apply for, tips and tricks!

 

Read more about it at Tales from Outside the Classroom

http://www.talesfromoutsidetheclassroom.com/2013/04/pets-in-classroom.html

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Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools

Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

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Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:51 AM

struggled to use in school (internet issues) but seems a good way to go.

Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
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Ripley’s Syndicated Cartoons

Ripley’s Syndicated Cartoons | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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Give your students another reason to read!

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:32 PM

Fun reads! Boys love these.

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5 Innovative Science Apps For Elementary Students - Edudemic

5 Innovative Science Apps For Elementary Students - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Check out the 5 apps we’ve selected below that help to teach a variety of science concepts to younger learners.

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A Wonderful Gmail Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A Wonderful Gmail Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here is a cool cheat sheet containing some practically useful shortcuts to use on Gmail. I am not sure how many of you use Gmail but for those of you who do the graphic below can really help you minimize the time you spend carrying out tasks on Gmail.

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My school is now using Gmail so this information will be a big help to our staff. 

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20+ Creative Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms

20+ Creative Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

You can do a lot more with Google Forms than you might have done in the past. 

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I have started using forms on a limited basis, so this article provides just the kind of boost I need. 

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ExamTime - Create & Share Flashcards, Mind Maps, and Quizzes

ExamTime - Create & Share Flashcards, Mind Maps, and Quizzes | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

ExamTime is a new service that middle school, high school, and college students can use to prepare for tests. When students signs into their ExamTime accounts they can create flashcards, mind maps, and practice quizzes to help them study. Students can arrange their materials into topics. All materials can be shared with other Examtime users.

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ExamTime has lots of useful tools. It is well worth sharing with your students. 

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Ten Tools for Cropping, Resizing, and Enhancing Images Online

Ten Tools for Cropping, Resizing, and Enhancing Images Online | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here are ten tools for your to pick from to edit photos. It's very necessary to have one of these websites readily available that you are familiar with. 

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I have used Pixlr and PicMonkey quite a bit. They have a few differences that make both of them very useful. 

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A Simple Activity to Help Students Analyze Characters in Books

A Simple Activity to Help Students Analyze Characters in Books | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Scholastic's Character Scrapbook is a nice little online activity that could help your students analyze the characters in the books that they read.

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Scholastic usually provides high quality materials, check it out!

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Free Sound Effects - SoundGator

Free Sound Effects - SoundGator | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The next time you need common sounds like doorbells ringing, dogs barking, or car horns honking to use in a multimedia project you could try to record those sounds yourself or you could turn to SoundGator to find free recordings that you can download. SoundGator offers free sound recording downloads. There are twenty-three recording categories that you can browse through to find the perfect sound for your project.

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Kids love to add sound effects to their presentations. I think I will suggest you find some sounds to add to our classroom news broadcast. 

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Goodreads

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Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations!
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The 6 Ways Teachers Want To Change Schools - Edudemic

The 6 Ways Teachers Want To Change Schools - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
A new survey details a few key ways teachers want to change schools and the education system as a whole. Do you agree?
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Video - How to Use Audacity and Other Tools to Create Podcasts

Video - How to Use Audacity and Other Tools to Create Podcasts | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Watch the video from Dr. Wesley Fryer. He walks you through how to create multiple track podcasts using free tools including Audacity and AudioBoo.

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My third graders have been writing and producing their own weekly newscast this year. We used AudioBoo for part of the year and now we use BrainShark. Visit our site to listen: http://vhes.tvusd.k12.ca.us/borgeson

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Great Minds Think: A Free Kid's Guide to Money

Great Minds Think: A Free Kid's Guide to Money | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

#mathchat #financialliteracy

Learning Center Online Activities: Great Minds Think: A Kid's Guide to Money Booklet

Includes: basic lessons, exercizes and activities. Designed for Middle-school aged kids.


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Easily revise some of these activities to be used with elementary students. 

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:47 AM

You may also like...

The Money Museum

http://www.chicagofed.org/webpages/education/money_museum/virtual_money_museum.cfm

 

Hands on Banking (free courses for kids and teens)

http://kbkonnected.tumblr.com/post/45955861715/hands-on-banking-free-courses-designed-to-teach

 

Kids can also follow @teachingmoney on Twitter to learn about financial literacy.

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Teach the TIMES TABLES | www.multiplication.com

Teach the TIMES TABLES | www.multiplication.com | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Teach the Times Tables with Pictures and Stories

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I have used this site for a few years. They keep making improvements. It's a real winner for my third grade students. 

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:59 AM

Great site. Many games can be played with others online. #mathchat

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Digital Poetry — Make Words Zoom and Fly Across the Room!

Digital Poetry — Make Words Zoom and Fly Across the Room! | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
All you need is a computer, projector, and an Internet connection to give students the power to make their words larger than life. Digital poetry can turn a typical school poetry slam into a multimedia event.
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11 Steps to Create A Google Plus Community for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Steps to Create A Google Plus Community for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

One of the best services Google+  provides to its users is called " communities ". Any Google Plus user can easily create and host his/her community on the cloud and in a matter of few clicks.For us in education  we can use this service to create a community for our class. In this virtual space, you will get to share with your students resources, links, and also get them to participate and contribute in it.

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A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers

A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 These articles are really a treasure trove of insightful knowledge on everything you and your students need to know about digital citizenship.

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I want to start my class next year with a unit on digital citizenship. 

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15+ Great Chrome Extensions for Teachers

15+ Great Chrome Extensions for Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Pick only the options you will use. If you don't use it, delete it. 

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Shareor

Shareor | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 Shareor is a free service that looks a heck of a lot like Pinterest. The basics of using the site will remind you a lot of the Pinterest interface. Shareor offers a little more than pinning by providing "workspaces" in which teachers can collaborate.

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If you have had enough of Pinterest, here is a site created with teachers in mind. 

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60 Educational iPad Apps for Teachers

60 Educational iPad Apps for Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Sometimes it helps for someone to cut through the fluff. 

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Explore Space From School

Explore Space From School | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here are three tools that students can use to explore space from their desktops.

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"Houston, this is Room 37, we have a go...."

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WatchKnowLearn

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WatchKnowLearn has indexed approximately 50,000 educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 5,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom, as well as parents and students at home 24/7.

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This is a quick and easy way to locate a video when you don't have a lot of time. 

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8 Steps to Create Engaging Google Forms ( for Teachers )

8 Steps to Create Engaging Google Forms ( for Teachers ) | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Google Forms can fullfill many needs for the classroom teacher. Maybe you need to create an online registration, or solicit information from students or parents. Be creative and enjoy increasing your skills at the same time. This tutorial makes it easy to be a form creator. 

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I've added some forms to my website which makes it easy for parents to share information with me. 

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