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StoryToolz - Writing Prompts and More

StoryToolz - Writing Prompts and More | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

StoryToolz is a nice assembly of useful tools for writers. Writers who are struggling to come up with ideas for fiction stories will like the story starters featured on StoryToolz. StoryToolz has three tools that you can use to get story ideas; Random Conflicts, Half Title Generator, and Story Idea Generator. To use any of these three tools just select the tool from the main menu then look at the randomly generated idea.

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Knewton - The World's Leading Adaptive Learning Technology Provider

Knewton - The World's Leading Adaptive Learning Technology Provider | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The world’s largest and most innovative learning companies use Knewton technology to improve student achievement in K–12, higher ed, global ELT, and more.

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You will be hearing a lot more about companies like Knewton in the future. It's all about adaptive learning. You can read an article about Knewton in a recent Time magazine. 

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Grammaropolis

Grammaropolis | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Grammaropolis is where grammar lives! Our songs, books, games, and videos make the parts of speech come alive. Now with fun grammar quizzes.

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Fun and engaging activities for elementary students. 

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:08 PM

Fun and engaging activities for elementary students. 

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:08 PM

Fun and engaging activities for elementary students. 

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70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Check out this useful presentation which details more than 75 web tools that work with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Worth viewing for any connected educator.

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Blooms has stood the test the time!

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10 Ways To Keep Learning Outside This Summer

10 Ways To Keep Learning Outside This Summer | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

It's been a very long year. Time to recharge and tackle some learning outside this Summer. Here's a few useful tips on how to get started.

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Keep the balance!

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Hoadley's 3 Laws Of Education Technology

Hoadley's 3 Laws Of Education Technology | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Do you know Hoadley's 3 Laws of Education Technology? They're important to grasp and great for all connected educators and students.

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Teacher compiled! 186 Videos that will make you go Huh, Whoa, Wow, Ahhh, and Ha-Ha

Teacher compiled! 186 Videos that will make you go Huh, Whoa, Wow, Ahhh, and Ha-Ha | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:20 PM

I've watched a bunch of these and think it's a great collection. Definitely worth a peak. 

Categories include: videos that make us think, videos that inspire, videos that amaze us, and videos that get us to laugh together.

Vloasis's curator insight, June 5, 2013 9:47 AM

Wow...this is a great video list!  Gonna bookmark the page!

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25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification

25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
There are dozens of things teachers and students should know about gamification. Here's a handy simplified list to quickly learn from!
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I have recently had my third graders using the website Sumdog. They have been extremely motivated and it seems meaty enough for use in school.

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5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class

5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

To boost your sense of achievement and to showcase what you have been working on diligently with your students, a digital newspaper would be your perfect solution. This paper can include different contributions from your students and from you as well. Encourage students to share their writing pieces, create videos and share the links or any other multimodal activity. There is nothing as rewarding for students as seeing their work published and shared with others.

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Issu offers a very slick way to share what you have created. 

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Five Ways to Digitally Celebrate Your Students' Year

Five Ways to Digitally Celebrate Your Students' Year | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The end of the school year is here or soon to be here which means it's a great time to reflect on what your students have done this year. Here are five ways that you can create some digital celebrations of the year.

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I have used Animoto all year long to create impressive, but very easy to create slide shows. 

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Harvest of History Helps Students Understand Farms

Harvest of History Helps Students Understand Farms | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Harvest of History is a website produced by the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York (also the site of the Baseball Hall of Fame). Harvest of History is designed to help students and teachers explore the origins and development of modern farming practices.

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We have a garden at our school and this would be a great site to tie into what the students experiences there. 

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Every Stock Photo

Every Stock Photo | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The next time that you need to find some high resolution images for a slideshow skip the Google Image search and head over to Every Stock Photo. Every Stock Photo is a search engine for public domain and Creative Commons licensed pictures. When you search on Every Stock Photo it pulls images from dozens of sources across the web.

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Bookmark this..., very handy.

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Make Beliefs Comix Offers 300+ Printable Comic Templates

Make Beliefs Comix Offers 300+ Printable Comic Templates | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Make Beliefs Comix, a multilingual comic strip creation service, they recently released some new printable comic strip templates. These printable templates are in addition to the online Make Beliefs Comix creation tool. The templates are divided into dozens of thematic categories including history, holidays, and civil rights. There is even a category of templates titled Emotions which is designed to help students express how they are feeling through comic characters. 

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5 Ways Student Can Create Audio Slideshows

5 Ways Student Can Create Audio Slideshows | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Somewhere between a PowerPoint presentation and a full-fledged video is the audio slideshow. Creating audio slideshows can be a good way to add meaning to slides that otherwise might not mean much without a presenter. Here are some ways that students can create audio slideshows.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

I also use the website brainshark.com with my students. It is easy to use and edit when working with students. 

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:07 PM

I also use the website brainshark.com with my students. It is easy to use and edit when working with students. 

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e-Learning for Kids

e-Learning for Kids | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

e-Learning for Kids is a global nonprofit foundation dedicated to free and fun online learning for kids of all ages. (math, science, reading, health and life skills and computers)

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I checked out quite a few of their activities and they were presented in a fun but educational way. This could be a great supplement for the classroom or at home learning. 

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18 Things To Know About Education In Canada

18 Things To Know About Education In Canada | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Today, we're going to take a closer peek at education in Canada. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about Canada in the categories that were defined for the study.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

I had to include this article. I taught in Canada on a Fulbright exchange twice. Once in British Columbia and the second time in Ontario. The Canadians are a great bunch of folks!

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The Busy Teacher's Quick Common Core Guide

The Busy Teacher's Quick Common Core Guide | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Though much of it is focused on the broader ideas of the Core Standards, we thought that a number of the statistics contained in this handy infographic / Common Core guide were interesting.

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Ready or not...

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Just when I thought I was starting to catch up...

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Create Motivational Images With AutoMotivator

Create Motivational Images With AutoMotivator | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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I use a motivational quote to start each day with my third grade class. This site will allow the students to create their own interpretation of those quotations. 

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:09 PM

I use a motivational quote to start each day with my third grade class. This site will allow the students to create their own interpretation of those quotations. 

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Using Student Videos on YouTube to Demonstrate Proper School Procedures

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Using Student Videos on YouTube to Demonstrate Proper School Procedures | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

What an excellent way for students to get involved and learn the proper school rules and procedures. 

 

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This looks like such a fun project! I think I will do this with my third graders in the next school year. 

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How To Properly Integrate Education Technology

How To Properly Integrate Education Technology | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Organizations will not change until the people within them are ready to change, and those people have differing attitudes towards change.

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:12 PM

I think we have experienced some of the points made in this article about people adapting to change. 

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8 Digital Ways to Wrap up The School Year

8 Digital Ways to Wrap up The School Year | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The end of school year is just around the corner. It is about the time of the year excitements mounts up and students start counting for their summer vacation.

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Animoto is easy to use and you can create awesome slideshows in just minutes. 

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5 Great Activities from Read Write Think

5 Great Activities from Read Write Think | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

If you're an elementary school teacher who has not bookmarked Read Write Think, you absolutely should do that today. Read Write Think produces and shares a wealth of outstanding materials and lesson plans for elementary school language arts lessons.

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5 Good Places for Kids to Learn About the News

5 Good Places for Kids to Learn About the News | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here are five student-friendly news sites to use in your current events lesson plans.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

My students present a weekly news broadcast using the website BrainShark as our presentations tool. You can see and hear it on our website: http://vhes.tvusd.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1283110955227

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 4, 2014 8:00 PM

How about a weekly news report? The students, in teams, could use one or more of these resources. I also created a news show in my class where we recorded our show and put it on our website. See me for more information. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Attic Expands Again - More Practice Problems Than Ever

Free Technology for Teachers: Attic Expands Again - More Practice Problems Than Ever | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Problem Attic is a free service that allows you to quickly create practice tests and flashcards for social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science.

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