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The Teacher's Guide To Using Badges In Your Classroom - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Using Badges In Your Classroom - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Boy Scouts do it. Video games do it. Sometimes grades aren't enough. What's a teacher to do? Check out this handy guide to using badges in your classroom!
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Vocabla - Vocabulary App

Vocabla - Vocabulary App | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Vocabla is a service for learning English, Spanish, and Polish vocabulary. The service can be used online or with the free iPhone and Android apps. The concept behind Vocabla is similar to a lot of other language learning applications. In Vocabla you can create lists of words and phrases that you want to learn.

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A Spanish speaking student in my third grade class is teaching us some basic Spanish vocabulalry. This site should help to make her lessons more meaningful. 

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Collaboratively Create Multimedia Books on Widbook

Collaboratively Create Multimedia Books on Widbook | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Widbook is a platform designed to help people collaboratively create multimedia books. The service is part multimedia book authoring tool and part social network. Mashable called it "the YouTube of books." On Widbook you can create a digital book that contains text, images, and videos.

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The Best Educational Tool I Have In My Classroom - Edudemic

The Best Educational Tool I Have In My Classroom - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
The truth is, the single best educational tool that we all have is simple to deploy and worth the very small amount of effort needed.
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I wrote this article because I want everyone to know that even though I completely embrace the new technologies, they will never replace the bond we have between teachers, students, and books. 

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IfItWereMyHome.com

IfItWereMyHome.com | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

This is a very interesting site. I checked out a few countries: Canada, Germany, Switzerland, and Nigeria. Obviously we came out pretty well against Nigeria, but we have some ground to make up against the others. 

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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.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

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

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The 5 Biggest Education Technology Trends To Know About - Edudemic

The 5 Biggest Education Technology Trends To Know About - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

From iPads in classrooms to mobile apps for educators, new technologies are changing how teachers teach and educational institutions are run. Whether they flip the classroom model, blend the learning experience or just make educators’ lives easier, lots of innovators are talking about technology and how it is transforming education as we know it.

To give you an idea of what’s coming, we’ve turned the spotlight on five technologies that are driving the ed tech revolution.

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4 Popular Screencasting Tools Being Used In Education - Edudemic

4 Popular Screencasting Tools Being Used In Education - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

What is screencasting? Why would you want to record your computer screen, anyway? Well, I’m glad you asked! Recording what is happening on your screen can be a pretty useful tool for teachers who want to create video tutorials or presentations for their classrooms, and many teachers are using screencasting tools in their flipped classroom models.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

I also like Screenr. It's easy to use and does what I need it to do. 

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eduClipper Is What Teachers Want Pinterest To Be

eduClipper Is What Teachers Want Pinterest To Be | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

After a big investment from some venture capital firms and ten months of testing and revising features eduClipper is better than ever. In fact, I think it's what teachers wish Pinterest could be.

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Great resource for educators by educators. 

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Paperless Admin for Teachers – Some Tips and Tricks to Get You Started

Paperless Admin for Teachers – Some Tips and Tricks to Get You Started | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Aside from having a somewhat tidier desk, going paperless has been enormously beneficial. I can now access student information anywhere and at any time.

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5 Tools For Making Custom Timelines

5 Tools For Making Custom Timelines | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
You can use custom timelines in book reports, projects, and just about every other piece of coursework in K-12. These tools will help.
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Your class will really enjoy seeing each others' work using these timeline creators. 

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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.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

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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Dale Borgeson's insight:

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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