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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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Tynker

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”The Tynker Workshop enables students to create programs that range in complexity from simple to challenging, allowing them to quickly create apps in a short period of time. A built-in physics engine helps to make games realistic and puts previously learned math skills into action. Students can use built-in tools to create their very own characters and heroes, animation sequences, sound effects and music to create professional-quality games.”

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I have a few kids in my class that I know will love the challenge that this website presents. 

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The Digital Public Library of America is a huge collection of digitized artifacts and exhibits from museums and libraries across the United States. Through the DPLA you can find documents, books, images, audio recordings, and video clips. The DPLA is a new resource and only some of the artifacts are arranged into exhibits at this point. You can look for artifacts by location, time, or keyword search. Clicking on an artifact will open information about where it is housed and when it was created.

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Great resource for teachers and students alike. You can now easily spruce up your slideshows and powerpoint presentations. 

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10 Educational Resources for Earth Day

10 Educational Resources for Earth Day | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher - Edudemic

27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

If you're looking to harness the power of education technology, you should probably know what it means to be a digital teacher in a modern classroom.

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The Education-Technology Revolution Is Coming

The Education-Technology Revolution Is Coming | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Education institutions must learn to incorporate technology or risk being left behind.

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Don't say we didn't warn you. 

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Featured Video Writing Prompts | TeachHUB

Featured Video Writing Prompts | TeachHUB | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

A lengthy list of Writing Prompts and many are identified as to appropriate grade level. 

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I love that the videos appeal to students because they are up-to-date and relevant to their lives.

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5 Free Timers to Help You Time Classroom Activities and Break Times

5 Free Timers to Help You Time Classroom Activities and Break Times | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

These timers can be a lot more fun than the old hourglass or kitchen timer.

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I have the Online Stopwatch bookmarked and I use it for our timed math fact tests. 

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12 Ways To Learn About Traveling Using Children's Books - Edudemic

12 Ways To Learn About Traveling Using Children's Books - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Those children's books sitting on your shelf are like plane tickets waiting just for you. Here's a dozen ways to learn about traveling using them!
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Books make a wonderful bridge to travel. 

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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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MOVIECLIPS: Movie Trailers, Previews, Clips of Old, New & Upcoming Films

MOVIECLIPS: Movie Trailers, Previews, Clips of Old, New & Upcoming Films | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

MOVIECLIPS.com has movie trailers, previews, behind the scenes clips of old, new and upcoming films. Find videos of your favorite actors, actresses, scenes or watch clips of movies by producer, director or cast. You can embed the clips and use them to help emphasize a point or to stimulate creativity. 

Dale Borgeson's insight:

Be careful and completely preview any clip you are considering to use with your students. 

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Fotor - Edit Images and Create Image Collages on Almost Any Device

Fotor - Edit Images and Create Image Collages on Almost Any Device | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Fotor is a free image editing tool available in your web browser, as a desktop application for Mac and Windows, as iPad app, as an Android app, and as a Windows 8 application. Fotor can be used without creating an account. With Fotor you can crop images, apply filters, add picture frames, insert clip art, and add text to your images. You can also create image collages on Fotor. All of your work can be saved on your computer or mobile device.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

I gave Fotor a quick try, it's easy to easy with plenty of functions. I also like PicMonkey which is very similar. 

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National Geographic and the Common Core

National Geographic and the Common Core | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

National Geographic Education's website continues to evolve and it no longer has the "beta" label attached to it.  National Geographic and the Common Core is a small collection of web and print materials from National Geographic that can be used in ELA lessons aligned to Common Core standards.

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We are all familiar with the quality of National Geographic. Looks for this site to continue to build and build. 

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5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use - Edudemic

5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

There are a few important criteria that education technology must satisfy before being used in education. Otherwise, we have a problem.

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101 Recommended Educational Web Tools - Edudemic

101 Recommended Educational Web Tools - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

In an effort to showcase the best educational web tools for teachers, here are some of the most popular and most talked-about options around.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

These lists are quite common, but I love them anyway. I usually find a few tools that are new to me and this list delivers. 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 18 Fun Resources to Help Kids With Vocabulary

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 18 Fun Resources to Help Kids With Vocabulary | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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We recently went on a field trip to a nature center. I used sites I found here to prepare the students. 

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IPEVO Wishpool

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Wishpool is an initiative designed to get more education technology into the hands of teachers who can make a difference in our children's education.

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A quick an easy application process may get you just what you need for your classroom. The site changes what is available on a monthly basis. 

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