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5 Ways To Use Apple TV In The Classroom - Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Apple TV In The Classroom - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Figuring out how to use Apple's cheap but powerful tool has never been more important than right now. Here's how to use Apple TV in the classroom.
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6 Great Apps to Turn your iPad into Collaborative Whiteboard

6 Great Apps to Turn your iPad into Collaborative Whiteboard | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

So you want to use your iPad as a digital whiteboard, well there are apps for it. It is really pretty amazing the things we can now do with iPad.  From teaching basic Math conceptions to young learners to cultivating higher order critical thinking skills, you name it and there is an app for it. With the apps below you can now turn your iPad into a digital whiteboard with a bunch of other awesome functionalities. Enjoy

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8 Excellent Voice Memo Creation Apps for Teachers

8 Excellent Voice Memo Creation Apps for Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

A Voice memo is a recorded  audio message that you can create using one of the apps below. Digital voice recorders are ubiquitous and are becoming very important teaching and learning tools. With the mobile version of such tools , students and teachers can now access them on the go . Here are some ways you can use these voice memo apps with your students :

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Maps: Tools for Adventure - GIS in Action

Maps: Tools for Adventure - GIS in Action | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

National Geographic Education has a nice interactive activity for introducing students to GIS and using maps to interpret information.

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Five Ways to Create Word Clouds

Five Ways to Create Word Clouds | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 Here are five tools that you and your students can use to create word clouds.

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Four Good Alternatives to Clicker Systems

Four Good Alternatives to Clicker Systems | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here are four alternatives to purchasing clicker systems for your school while still gathering anonymous feedback from students.

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All Things Science

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All Things Science is an online science and technology video site providing interactive learning and education.

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A huge selection of videos for multiple grade levels.

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BrainNook: A new online game that helps kids develop Math and English skills while having fun!

BrainNook: A new online game that helps kids develop Math and English skills while having fun! | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

BrainNook is a new online game that helps kids develop Math and English skills while exploring the Earth and playing safely with others. 

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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. 

Dale Borgeson's insight:

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.

Dale Borgeson's insight:

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

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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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How To Create An Effective Classroom Website - Edudemic

How To Create An Effective Classroom Website - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
No doubt you have already have a classroom website or will be required to create one in the very near future. Here are some best practices and tools to help.
Dale Borgeson's insight:

This is an article I wrote that appeared in Edudemic. It has been a pleasure to read the responses and suggestions that have been posted since it was published last week. I hope you found it an effective tool in building or improving your own classroom website. 

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Presentation Software That's Simple, Beautiful, and Fun | Haiku Deck

Presentation Software That's Simple, Beautiful, and Fun | Haiku Deck | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Haiku Deck, a free presentation app for iPad, makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun.

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Teacher's Web Tools to Teach Writing as a Process

Teacher's Web Tools to Teach Writing as a Process | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The writing process is conventionally known to be composed of  5 stages : Prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing. Below are web tools to help your students in each writing stage.

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Smithsonian's History Explorer

Smithsonian's History Explorer | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The Smithsonian's History Explorer is packed with lesson plans, interactive media, and reference pages for teachers and students. Using the search tools teachers can find lesson plans for every K-12 grade aligned to national standards for U.S. History. Teachers can search for lesson plans and other materials by grade level, resource type, historical era, and cross-curricular connections.

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The work by Smithsonian is always first class. 

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5 Apps and Sites for Creating Animations

5 Apps and Sites for Creating Animations | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Here are five tools that students can use to create animations.

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Discovery Kids

Discovery Kids | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Discovery Kids inspires kids to explore the awesome world around them and satisfy their curiosity with innovative games, activities, quizzes and articles.

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 4, 2014 8:21 PM

This site is so well done, you'll be here awhile. 

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Science Friday

Science Friday | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Science, technology, environment and health news and discussion from the makers of the NPR public radio program Science Friday with host Ira Flatow.

Teachers…Not only does Science Friday provide excellent videos and podcasts but it also has lesson plans to go along with many of them.

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 4, 2014 8:15 PM

You could make this a weekly activity for your family.

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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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