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The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal | EdTech News | Scoop.it

"The iPad takeover of public education isn’t just confined to the mainstream classroom: Special needs educators, too, are finding that  iPads can be a vital tool to support independence. What sets the iPad apart from other devices is the simple and visually robust user interface that can be used by almost everyone. It’s also a highly customizable device that can be set up with applications and assistive features to support a variety of special needs."


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Great to see this topic gaining traction.

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Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 20, 2013 7:41 AM
Good stuff - thanks for the post!
Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:30 AM

I love these lists!

Marianne Gunn's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:46 AM

While I do believe these apps could use a bit more work and cost a little less I am happy to see technology in special education classrooms. In many cases children with special needs cam work better with computers than they do with people.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Eight Alternatives to Google Image Search

Free Technology for Teachers: Eight Alternatives to Google Image Search | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning? | EdTech News | Scoop.it
In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.
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Teacher’s Guide: Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy

Teacher’s Guide: Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy | EdTech News | Scoop.it
While most schools take steps to protect students at school & schools are considering setting policies that apply to students’ activities outside of school.
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Great advice to beginning teachers.

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Two Useful Game-based Learning Tools for Teachers

Two Useful Game-based Learning Tools for Teachers | EdTech News | Scoop.it
August 5, 2015
Game-based learning is a learning trend with an increasing attraction in today’s classrooms. At its core, game-based learning deploys learning principles incorporated in the gaming...
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Mobile Technology: Bridging the African Digital Divide - Nehanda Radio

Mobile Technology: Bridging the African Digital Divide - Nehanda Radio | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Handicapped by economic constraints, millions of unprivileged people in the developing world continue to be deprived of sufficient access to communication technology, creating strata of information haves and haves-not that widens the digital divide...
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Evaluating Potential Technology for a Makerspace: Cubelets, Little Bits, MaKey MaKey, Raspberry Pi, Sphero — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

Evaluating Potential Technology for a Makerspace: Cubelets, Little Bits, MaKey MaKey, Raspberry Pi, Sphero — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | EdTech News | Scoop.it
As part of my research for updating my Makerspace for The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, I went straight to a source that I knew had done a large amount of the work for me already: The Robot Test Kitchen. At RTK, a group of librarians have evaluated a wide variety of technology tools that are typically incorporated into library Makerspaces as part of an iLead project. I highly recommend looking through the side and reading each individual post. However, for my purposes I wanted to create a quick comparison chart to help guide conversation and my own decision making. I used in the information from RTK and put it into a quick reference spreadsheet.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers | EdTech News | Scoop.it
From Jeff Dunn of Edudemic, here come a host of lesson plans guaranteed to boost students' research skills.
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Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation

Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Search education content
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Excellent resources for the classroom.

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Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier

Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier | EdTech News | Scoop.it

In Simple Mode, all the little design details take a back seat while the main functionality stars front and center. We simply took the awesome PowToon platform, that you know and love, and added a punch of awesomeness Bam! so that your experience is cleaner, faster and more focused. And, who doesn’t like a nice clean space to work from!?


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You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Charlotte L Weitze's curator insight, August 11, 4:42 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Guillermo Meza's curator insight, July 30, 12:13 PM

Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Three tech tools -- SAS Curriculum Pathways, Newsela, and EDpuzzle -- can help differentiate instruction by showing where students are and offering appropriate formative assessment.
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Ge The Most out of Google Maps with These Excellent Apps

Ge The Most out of  Google Maps with These Excellent Apps | EdTech News | Scoop.it
March, 2015
Google Maps is an excellent tool to use with students to develop their spatial thinking. Beyond getting driving or walking directions, this tool enables students to discover the world...
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Two Useful Google Drive Tools for Teachers

Two Useful Google Drive Tools for Teachers | EdTech News | Scoop.it
April 9, 2015
Below are two excellent Google Drive add-ons to use with your Google Docs. The first one in the list is an application that enables users to generate tag clouds from documents that have...
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A Great New Tool to Help You Integrate Technology In Your Lesson Plans ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Tool to Help You Integrate Technology In Your Lesson Plans ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship | Edudemic

Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship | Edudemic | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Concerns of what kids can access online caused schools to teach students about digital citizenship; the idea that we’re interconnected through the Internet.
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Great image in a clear blog post. Thank you :-)

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A Rocky Top Teacher: Learning Through Google Docs

A Rocky Top Teacher: Learning Through Google Docs | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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Technology skills only scratch the surface of the digital divide - The Hechinger Report

Technology skills only scratch the surface of the digital divide - The Hechinger Report | EdTech News | Scoop.it
The realities of the “digital divide” are increasingly apparent. In a consumer culture that equates status with early adoption of the newest iPhone, access to new technology necessarily splits pretty clearly along socio-economic class lines.

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Movers & Makers Radio - The Maker Movement - BAM! Radio Network @nmhs_lms

Movers & Makers Radio - The Maker Movement - BAM! Radio Network @nmhs_lms | EdTech News | Scoop.it

A great podcast series on the Maker Movement and #MakerEd hosted by Laura Fleming @nmhs_lms and Travis Lape @travislape.

 

Episodes as of 8/05/2015  include: 

 

     * 5 Things You Probably Do Not Know About the Maker Movement, But Should

 

     * Makers Gone Wild: Expanding Your Vision of Makerspaces and Makers

 

     * Makerspace Mysteries: Overcoming the Challenges of Learning by Doing

 

     * 5 Great Tips from the Makerspace Playbook

 

     * Helping Students Learn with the Head, the Heart and the Hand


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Show Learners the Possibilities . . . And Then Get Out of the Way

Show Learners the Possibilities . . . And Then Get Out of the Way | EdTech News | Scoop.it

“We are living in an age of advanced user-driven technologies, information abundance, and networked, participatory learning. It should logically follow, then, that education should take advantage of...”


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 26, 2:17 PM

Another excellent Jackie Gerstein graphic and post..facilitate and then let your students make their own discoveries.

Sandra Ciccarello's curator insight, August 6, 7:00 PM

Another excellent Jackie Gerstein graphic and post..facilitate and then let your students make their own discoveries.

Duan van der Westhuizen's curator insight, August 8, 6:32 AM

Another excellent Jackie Gerstein graphic and post..facilitate and then let your students make their own discoveries.

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Research Meets Gamification With A Google A Day

Research Meets Gamification With A Google A Day | EdTech News | Scoop.it
As with any skill, research takes practice. The more students search, the better they will become at finding what they need online. I use A Google a Day to “gamify” research in my classroom. After I present tips for searching smarter, I want students to have ample opportunities to practice those
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How to Connect With Other Teachers in the Social Age | Edudemic

How to Connect With Other Teachers in the Social Age | Edudemic | EdTech News | Scoop.it
With new media, shifting standards, and evolving pedagogies, teachers need a community to find and give support. They need to be able to exchange ideas.
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5 platforms helping to connect teachers #educ9707 #educ3625

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Imagine All Your Students Engaged: Top 10 Middle School Web Based Tools and Apps | Listly List

Here is a list of some of the top recommended back to school educational apps for middle school students. These apps are focused on providing your students with a foundation and support for academic success. | Kahoot! | Game-based digital learning platform, Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes, Socrative, Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity, and Award-winning learning management system for teachers and school administrators | Schoology

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Naturally successful people do these 5 things at work every day ("push pause before responding")

Naturally successful people do these 5 things at work every day ("push pause before responding") | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Small tweaks to the daily routine.

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This post is well worth the read. The 5 simple tips are excellent. Note to self: What positives have you acknolwedged today and what questions have you asked?

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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, May 13, 3:40 AM

I want to be successful and I have seen what it takes and I have some of the attributes; so I need to find out why I am not as successful as I desire to be.

Paul Iwancio's curator insight, May 13, 12:30 PM

Excellent suggestions.

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Two Beautiful Visuals on Traditional Education System

Two Beautiful Visuals on Traditional  Education System | EdTech News | Scoop.it
April 9, 2015
Today we are sharing with you these two beautiful visuals we came across on Google Plus. They both capture and represent the traditional education system that is  premised on the...
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Only Few Know about These Good Classroom Tools

Only Few Know about These Good Classroom Tools | EdTech News | Scoop.it
April 13, 2015
Looking for a utility you can deploy and use at the district, school, or classroom levels? Here are a set of useful tools that can use to make your lives, and the lives of other...
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Jane Reader's curator insight, May 9, 8:54 PM

so much to learn!!!