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5 Good Services to Help Students Learn New Vocabulary Words

5 Good Services to Help Students Learn New Vocabulary Words | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Lots of options will be found if you check out these sites. 

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I recently had my students work on some vocabulary for a field trip we were taking. I found the website StudyStack just what I need. It's not on this list but I think it is worth checking out. 

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If Education Technology Was A Baseball Team - Edudemic - written by me! :)

If Education Technology Was A Baseball Team - Edudemic - written by me! :) | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

I have always enjoyed baseball, as a player and a fan. I thought it would be fun to write an article that brought together my favorite sport and educational technology. 

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Wow, there has been a great reaction to my article. I hope people learn about some new tools that they can use in their classroom. 

 

I just came across this fun read that follows the same theme:

http://clouducation.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/if-education-were-like-baseball/

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Anatomy of A Great Teacher

Anatomy of A Great Teacher | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

A great teacher changes the lives of their students forever; they instill confidence and knowledge in every student who crosses their path. What makes a great teacher, and how do they treat their students and their classroom? Find out where teachers fit into our society, and what they're doing to educate young people in America.

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Content Trailers

Content Trailers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Content Trailers are “ short, 2- to 3-minute, media-rich experiences from which a point of inquiry can begin. Providing students with the images and sounds that can be attached to the textual information that they will be exploring can provide a profound shift in the way learning is engaged.

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The videos are divided by grade level and subject area. I checked out a few of these and they looked very useful. 

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Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Wonderopolis currently offers nearly 900 "wonder" prompts. The prompts cover topics in science, social studies, mathematics, and language arts. Each of the prompts includes a short article, a video, an image or two, and links to additional readings.

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The Mad Video inc.

The Mad Video inc. | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The Mad Video is a new service for creating interactive videos. The service is kind of like ThingLink for videos. Using The Mad Video you can take a video that is hosted on YouTube and insert interactive tags. The tags can link to websites, images, or other video clips.

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Math Videos, Games, and Worksheets for the Common Core | Math Chimp

Math Videos, Games, and Worksheets for the Common Core | Math Chimp | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Check out our selection of free math videos, games, and worksheets. We collect the best math activities online for K-8 and organize them by the Common Core Standards.

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Pixabay - Public Domain Images

Pixabay - Public Domain Images | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Pixabay is a good place to find and download quality public domain images. You can search on Pixabay by using keywords or you can simply browse through the library of images. When you find an image you can download it in the size that suits your needs.

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Spree Learning Games

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Spree Games is a site created for the purpose of cataloging educational games that are available online. On the site you can search for educational games by grade level, age, and subject area. Spree Games provides a short overview of each game's purpose.

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Spree helps solve a problem that most teachers have, time. You can find what you need in just moments on Spree.

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Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Classical music's great composers come to life through music and stories.

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Each week they have a new podcast featuring a classic music composer.

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Print Friendly & PDF

Print Friendly & PDF | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Make a Printer Friendly & PDF version of any webpage.

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This is a super handy tool!. Quickly and easily clean up any page for printing, eliminate unwanted contents like ads and images. 

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Photovisi - Photo Collage Maker

Photovisi - Photo Collage Maker | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The easiest to use photo collage maker! Many beautiful designs to choose from. Completely online, so no downloads required.

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An easy and fun assignment can be to assign your students to create a collage around a topic. They simply collect images that reflect the subject assigned. examples: polygons, animals, parts of speech, explorers, etc.

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Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

A fun new math problem every night. Problems are divided by age group.

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I came across this website when I read about it in my current TIME magazine. 

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5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos

5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

. This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons.

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Great Inspiration Graphic for Teachers

Great Inspiration Graphic for Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

This is basically a diagram that features some of the human  traits and skills we need to have . This set of behaviors, I would call it, is also the key to a healthy life both emotionally and professionally and as teachers we can use this diagram in our classrooms to teach our students about some of the life skills they need to develop to succeed in their lives outside of  school. Enjoy

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Great Polling Tools for Teachers

Great Polling Tools for Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 Looking for some polling tools to use in your classroom but worried about the privacy issues of your students in regard to the information submitted in the registration process. well you don't have to worry any more  I have curate a list of some great web tools to create instant polls without the need for any registration.

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Getting Started with your Interactive Whiteboard : A quick guide

Getting Started with your Interactive Whiteboard : A quick guide | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here's a quick guide to help you get started with your Interactive Whiteboard, whatever brand you happen to have.

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Empressr - The Best Online Rich Media Presentation Application

Empressr - The Best Online Rich Media Presentation Application | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Empressr is the best and original browser based rich media presentation and storytelling tool.  Tell your story anyway you like. Add photos, music, video, and audio, and share it publicly or privately in an instant.


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wideo - Anyone can make cool videos.

wideo - Anyone can make cool videos. | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! Go meet Mr. Wideo :)
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Free On-Line English Dictionary | Thesaurus | Children's, Intermediate Dictionary | Wordsmyth

Free On-Line English Dictionary | Thesaurus | Children's, Intermediate Dictionary | Wordsmyth | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Free online Dictionary including thesaurus, children's and intermediate dictionary by Wordsmyth.

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I checked out the quiz maker and it was super easy to use. Just type in your word list and it can create within seconds a variety of quiz types. 

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LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

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I always loved looking through LIFE magazine. Now those photos are available for you to use on your website or with your students. 

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Strikingly - Simple, beautiful sites in minutes

Strikingly - Simple, beautiful sites in minutes | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Build a beautiful mobile site in minutes. Quick, simple, and stylish. Striking.ly is a service that can be used to create one page websites to show off your best digital work or to advertise an event. 

Dale Borgeson's insight:

Creating a Striking.ly page could be a good way for students to showcase examples of their best images and videos. Students can also use Striking.ly pages to feature examples of their best writings.

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Jigsaw Planet

Jigsaw Planet | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Free online jigsaw puzzle creator. Just download your image to create a custom jigsaw puzzle. 

Dale Borgeson's insight:

After you have created your puzzle, now embed it on your website for some fun! This would be a great way to hook your students into a new unit. Create an image that will let them know what they will be learning and turn it into a puzzle for them to solve. Could also be used for clues in a scavenger hunt. Students could even turn their own artwork into a puzzle for classmates and family to work on.

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Marketsplash

Marketsplash | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Marketsplash is a free website for creating logos as well as other items: brochures, flyers, and newsletters. 

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It is difficult to find a truly free logo creator website, but this one is. It's easy to use and you can download your designs. 

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Songza

Songza | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Songza plays the right music for any situation. Songza is 100% free, with no audio ads. You can choose music by need, such as "working - no lyrics".

Dale Borgeson's insight:

Do you like to play music when the kids are working? Songza might be just the ticket, no ads makes it safe and easy to use in the classroom. Available as an app and online. 

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