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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. 

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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

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

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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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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 21, 2014 1:12 AM

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

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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

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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".

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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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That Quiz

That Quiz | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Math test activities for students and teachers of all grade level.

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That Quiz has been around for quite some time and it has a rather simple look to it, but it is still a very useful tool. 

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4 Free Ways To Start Your Own Blog - Edudemic

4 Free Ways To Start Your Own Blog - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

So you want to blog. You're not alone. That's a good thing. It's actually quite easy to get underway. Here's a few free ways to start your own blog.

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I would highly recommend you get involved in the blogging world. Don't be intimidated, start out slow and small. 

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Narrable

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To create an audio slideshow on Narrable start by uploading some pictures that you either want to talk about or have music played behind. After the pictures are uploaded you can record a narration for each picture through your computer's microphone or by calling into your Narrable's access phone number. You can also upload an audio recording that is stored on your computer. Narrable projects can be shared via email, Facebook, or by embedding them into a blog.

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I just tried this and within a couple of minutes I had created a narrated slide show. Really, it was that easy!

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Knowmia - Technology for Teaching. Made Simple.

Knowmia - Technology for Teaching.  Made Simple. | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Search thousands of tutorial videos on any subject from the worlds best teachers. Before you know it, you'll know it.
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Another great source for videos to use in the classroom is LearnZillion.

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eduTecher.net-explore. share. contribute

eduTecher.net-explore. share. contribute | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

eduTecher is the complete reference and resource for educational technology web tools. Besides the wealth of links to Web Tools, users can also find self-produced webisodes of eduTecherTV with walkthroughs and demonstrations on how to use specific Web Tools for educational purposes. Users can create a free account and get access to wealth of features that make exploring and sharing sites on eduTecher fast and simple.


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Tons of great tools to review, organized by topic. 

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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

Spree Learning Games | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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

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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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Make this a routine and you will be helping your child develop as a critical thinker. 

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8 Excellent Apps to Create Narrated Slideshows

8 Excellent Apps to Create Narrated Slideshows | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

 One of the important digital skills for our students today is the ability to make narrated slideshows and screen casts. Knowing how to create such animated tutorials is essential for their overall digital literacy development. As teachers and educators, we can use a wide variety of awesome apps that are easy and simple to use and can help our students master their learning and enhance their comprehension

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I like to use BrainShark with my class when we are adding audio to our presentations. It's very easy for my third graders to use and we can add audio to each slide independently.. 

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10 Wonderful Common Core Standards Cheat Sheets

10 Wonderful Common Core Standards Cheat Sheets | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Rubrics and "cheat sheets" to help you make sense of the Common Core. Visit my classroom website for more common core resources. http://vhes.tvusd.k12.ca.us/borgeson

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www.multiplication.com

www.multiplication.com | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

On Multiplication.com students can choose from dozens of games to play to practice their multiplication skills. Students can play single-player and multi-player games. Before they play the games students can refresh their memories by working through the "fact" and "quiz" navigators that provide visual explanations of multiplication facts.

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They have revised their site so if it has been awhile since your last visit, check it out. 

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They have revised their site so if it has been awhile since your last visit, check it out. 

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 21, 2014 1:14 AM

They have revised their site so if it has been awhile since your last visit, check it out. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Websites Like - Find Related Sites and Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: Websites Like - Find Related Sites and Tools | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

If you have ever found a website that you really like and wished that there were more like, Websites Like is a website you should try. Websites Like helps you find sites that are similar to your favorites. To find similar sites just enter the url of a like that you like and let Websites Like suggest similar sites to you.


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Free Technology for Teachers is an exceptional resource!

 

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