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5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. Having students create book trailers is an excellent alternative to traditional book report projects. A great place to find examples of book trailers is Book Trailers for Readers.

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My students have also used: Glogster, GoAnimate, Voki, and Popplet.

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:03 PM

My students have also used: Glogster, GoAnimate, Voki, and Popplet.

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Useful End of School Year Worksheets, Printables,and Checklists

Useful End of School Year Worksheets, Printables,and Checklists | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Very useful list of resources.

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Keep this list handy as we enter the final weeks of the school year. 

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Play Games or Create Your Own Through YoYo Games

Play Games or Create Your Own Through YoYo Games | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

YoYo Games offers a free game development tool called Game Maker 8. Game Maker 8 enables users to develop simple video games using a drag and drop editor. Game Maker 8 gives users the ability to customize backgrounds and actions throughout their games.

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Design Squad - Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering Projects

Design Squad - Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering Projects | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Design Squad from PBS Kids features a great collection of hands-on activities for elementary and middle school students. The activities are designed to help students explore engineering concepts.

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My son is an engineering major in college and I saw him get excited about this subject when he was a very young man. Help ignite the fire in your students. 

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U.S. History: Free streaming history videos & activities

U.S. History: Free streaming history videos & activities | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
American History Videos

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:50 AM

Unique resources. Plenty to discover and share with students.

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Children's Poetry Archive

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The Children's Poetry Archive is an ever expanding archive of poets for children reading their own work...

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 12, 2013 11:08 PM

Wonderful resource! Nice archive of poetry that can be explored by subject, theme, author, or form. Many of the poems have audio so kids can read along. Students can also learn about poets through biographies featured on the site.

 

I've added this to Kool Kids Write Poetry.

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=45372

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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.

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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.

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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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zondle - games to support learning

zondle - games to support learning | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Zondle enables teachers and students to create games to support exactly their learning needs: phonics games, science games, language games and lots more.

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I can think of a lot of great possiblilities for Zondle. I have started with a quiz about our school and I have put it on our website. Wouldn't it be great if students created games about what they have learned and they were share with the other students?

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File Sharing Tools I Recommend for Teachers

File Sharing Tools I Recommend for Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Follow this expert's recommendations to sharing files.

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Great tools here.

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Backpack Practice - Talk Your Way Through Review Guides

Backpack Practice - Talk Your Way Through Review Guides | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Backpack Practice is new site from the creators of Backpack TV. The purpose of Backpack Practice is to provide a place on which students can practice basic skills and review facts in math, science, social studies, and language arts. On Backpack Practice rather than typing or dragging and dropping answers into place students speak their responses into their computers.

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We’re Crazy About Publishing: The Top Ten Tools We Love

We’re Crazy About Publishing: The Top Ten Tools We Love | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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This list is a great place to start if you are excited about helping your students publish their work/creations. 

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 11, 2013 2:02 AM

Awesome, well thought out list. Not a bad tool in the bunch. 

 

To make it a Top 11 list I would add Youblisher. It's a free page-flip book/magazine generator.

http://kbkonnected.tumblr.com/post/1023251114/youblisher-pageflip-book-generator

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Aesop's Fables

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A collection of Aesop's famous fables.


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 12, 2013 10:45 PM

Nice collection of fables. Some have audio and video. 

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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.

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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