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Listen and Read

Listen and Read | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 Listen and Read activities tell the story through words, images, and sound. You can use these online activities in a variety of ways, from one-on-one instruction using a computer or tablet to class instruction on an interactive whiteboard.

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Use this to flip a non-fiction reading assignment?

 

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World Education Games

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The World Education Games is an annual global online olympics to get students from age 4 to 18 excited about learning.  The fun comes in the friendly competition between countries as students compete to represent their country in the games.  There are 3 days of games focused on literacy, math and science. 

Dale Borgeson's insight:

I can't wait to give this a try with my class next year. 

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FluencyFinder

You can record results, you can also maintain records on a class full of students and share information.  You can easily find and track fluency rates so that you have more time to help students strengthen reading skills and find books that are confidence-building and enjoyable.

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Such a deal at $6.99! You could have a qualified parent help with testing the students. 

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TempInbox.com - Free disposable temporary throwaway anonymous email address inbox.

TempInbox.com - Free disposable temporary throwaway anonymous email address inbox. | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 For students who don’t have their own email accounts, you can have them login using a temporary inbox likeTempinbox (just type in a word or words followed by @tempinbox.com and you are in business!).

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This is a very handy way to have your students access sites that require an email account. 

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Atlantis Remixed

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A 3D multi-user environment that immerses children in real-world, socially and academically meaningful activities.
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This site is for kids 9-16. 

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3M Science of Everyday Life - Discovery Education

3M Science of Everyday Life - Discovery Education | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 This fantastic collection of resources is for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.  On the site you will find videos and interactives that help kids learn about the science around them and make connections to what they are learning in school.

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Use Blogs In The Classroom

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Use Blogs In The Classroom | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Information on how to get started with blogging in your classroom. 

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I use Kidblog with my third graders and it works great. 

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Create magazines about your favourite topics

Create magazines about your favourite topics | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

You can use this simple free tool to create your own magazine based around a topic. You don't have to write anything, you can collect and curate information and links to videos, images and articles from around the web.


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Label 59 : Add interaction to images.

Label 59 : Add interaction to images. | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Label 59 is an online browser based application that lets you label any image interactively. With its rich annotation toolset. The free version allows you to create upto 10 slides with interactive features. This is a nice tool for adding interactivity to images.


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Instant grammar checker

Instant grammar checker | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

This is a free proof reader, grammar checker. Just copy and paste in your text and get a detailed report and some advice on ho to improve your writing. Completely free (or so they say)


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MissPelayo's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:25 PM

It's free!!! use it wisely!

DemmyAnd's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:03 PM

Ah, my life saver!

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CloudConvert - convert anything to anything

CloudConvert - convert anything to anything | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 100 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.

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Claire Meehan's curator insight, June 3, 2013 10:23 PM

Kindle to Sony eReader? Hopefully!

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:16 PM

Log in with your G+ account for instant access or mor features/capability!

designandtech's curator insight, July 29, 2013 7:51 PM

Nik always finds great stuff. 

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Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video

Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
A free resource that uses interactive video and games-based learning to teach students vocabulary. Educators can set school tournaments, and students can play fun learning games challenging classmates and other schools.

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Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:44 PM

english language learners...

Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:18 PM

Aids cocab development

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:58 PM

looks like fun... maybe I can create some of my own topics in this?

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness.

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Historypin

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Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of the past and build up the story of human history
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This website allows the student to connect geography with all other subjects. 

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inklewriter

inklewriter | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

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CompassLearning - Learning Profiler

CompassLearning - Learning Profiler | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Open the window to understanding more about yourself and how you learn and express yourself best with your very own personalized learning profile.

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Teachers can access student profiles once students have completed the survey. Students are given badges that reflect their learning styles. 

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Metta — Storytelling + Polls In One Compact Format.

Metta — Storytelling + Polls In One Compact Format. | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Metta helps turning stories into short movies out of pictures, videos, text and sounds that are already published on the web. Polls and quizzes can also be embedded anywhere inside a video presentation to get controlled responses from viewers.
Dale Borgeson's insight:

I'm anxious to give SooMetta a try. I'm always looking for the elusive very best presentation tool. 

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Smithsonian Quests

Smithsonian Quests | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Smithsonian Quests encourage students to explore learning through discovery and collaboration.  As students learn, they can earn digital badges for their quests.  Students can explore their own interest through a series of online activities while incorporating knowledge and skill-building in the online quests.  

Dale Borgeson's insight:

I'm all in for anything that is created by Smithsonian!

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:58 PM

From the art world to the zoo, from underwater to outer space, from current problems to future solutions, your students will have the freedom to explore their interests and make connections across subjects. They’ll develop skills and enhance their learning through discovery, while earning digital badges as credentials along the way.

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Free Spelling Resources | Inter-tech Education

Free Spelling Resources | Inter-tech Education | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Some great spelling resources to use with your students. 

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I use Spelling City as our main spelling resource in my third grade class. 

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Teachers: Making Difficult Phone Calls to Parents (How to Call Parents, with a Script!)

Teachers: Making Difficult Phone Calls to Parents (How to Call Parents, with a Script!) | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Calling parents: If you’re a teacher about make a difficult phone call to a parent, there are several things you can do to make sure all goes smoothly. These are suggestions I myself have used as a middle school teacher.
Dale Borgeson's insight:

Nothing wrong with having a script handy for those challenging calls. 

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Dale Borgeson's comment, July 9, 2013 2:05 PM
Try to balance those difficult calls with positive communication with that same parent.
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Digital scrapbooks

Digital scrapbooks | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

This is a great simple tool for creating digital scrapbooks. Just add images, videos and banners, select backgrounds and create multiple pages in your book.


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Dropr : Multimedia Portfolio Collective

Dropr : Multimedia Portfolio Collective | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

This is a very elegantly designed creative free e-portfolio site. It allows users to create multimedia portfolios that integrate images and video. The portfolio integrates with your social media accounts well. Some very attractive examples to check out.


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Maker Camp - A Virtual Camp for Making Things

Maker Camp - A Virtual Camp for Making Things | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 This virtual camp features new DIY projects that students can do at home or school as individuals or in groups. A new project is posted each day. Daily Google+ Hangouts will offer tips for completing each project. 

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emaze - Amazing Presentations in Minutes

emaze - Amazing Presentations in Minutes | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Create amazing presentations for free in just a few minutes and turn your ideas into stunning live stories!

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CDIT's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:03 AM

pour soigner la forme sans courir...de risques

Dale Borgeson's comment, July 10, 2013 6:02 PM
I have been having some trouble with some of their editing tools. I hope they get easier to use soon.
Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, June 30, 2014 4:23 AM

Un outil intéressant et simple d'utilisation pour créer des présentations originales !

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VideoSci.com | play science!

VideoSci.com | play science! | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Videosci.com shares streaming science videos across the web. Play science! Under various categories videosci is a complete repository of scattered science videos

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alicia artusi's comment, June 4, 2013 9:07 AM
It's a great resource for CLILing a class.
Caitlyn Frame's curator insight, June 7, 2013 11:42 PM

There are many video resources to be found on this page that engage and inform students across a variety of topics. These would act as a great starting point to enable students to critique and begin investigating a particular topic and the needs it is meeting. 

videosci's comment, June 12, 2013 6:22 AM
Thank you for the great comments.