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Help Teens Protect Themselves Online

Help Teens Protect Themselves Online | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Free download from Microsoft: Linda McCarthys book, Own Your Space: Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online, helps parents and kids learn to avoid the dangers of the Internet.

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A valuable resource related to the 'Applying Social and Ethical Protocols and Practices' - an element of the ICT General Capability in the Australian Curriculum. A current focus with preservice teachers.

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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:14 AM

Written by young people, parents and experts in firewalls, networking and wireless systems, as well as advanced Mac and Firefox users. This is a fresh approach to the topic of esafety, digital citizenship and is for anyone who uses the "Net every day and want to know how to secure their systems, preserve their Net lifestyles, and protect their data"

Tina Jameson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 9:59 PM
Any resource which promotes awareness of the need to be 'cyber space saavy' is worth sharing. I found this link would not open directly on the iPad. Works fine on PC.
Trevor Sokolowski's curator insight, May 12, 2015 7:13 PM

It is our job to teach our youth at a young age the dangers of the internet. Giving your kids your credit cards to use freely on the internet is very stupid and could lead to their future and your future savings being wasted. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Great Google Drive Add-ons & Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year

Free Technology for Teachers: Great Google Drive Add-ons & Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year | EdTech News | Scoop.it
RT @Edtechnerd: Great Google Drive Add-ons & Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year https://t.co/6ohVdrcwHt #edtech #…
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Guide to Google Books for Students & Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year

Free Technology for Teachers: A Guide to Google Books for Students & Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year | EdTech News | Scoop.it
A Guide to Google Books for Students & Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year https://t.co/Pm803XofLL #schk12
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The Science Behind Why Our Brains Crave Infographics (In an Infographic)

The Science Behind Why Our Brains Crave Infographics (In an Infographic) | EdTech News | Scoop.it

Think back to your first memory: Can you still see the watermelon pink dress you wore? Do you remember the unique checkered pattern of your father's jacket?

Our memories are often linked to visual and sensory elements, while the words spoken or read can be more hazy. That's because our brains have a high capacity for storing visuals in our long-term memory, while text enters our working memory, which is limited. 


This contributes to why infographics and the inclusion of visual content in online information has been so successful. Readers crave visual breaks from the overload of text-based information that floods our daily browsing and work-related activities. 

NeoMam Studios studied how people process visual information, how visuals affect the way we read, and why graphics are so appealing. Discover the science behind why our brains crave infographics....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 5, 11:51 PM

Here's why our brains crave infographics... in an infographic.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 6, 12:00 AM

Here's why our brains crave infographics... in an infographic.

 
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5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it
With digital tools like Nearpod, Classkick, Educreations, Explain Everything, and Seesaw, teachers can leverage student-centered, personalized learning in whole-group instruction, guided and independent practice, and reflection.
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Highlights from the Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download Your Free Copy

Highlights from the Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download Your Free Copy | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Last summer I published The Practical Ed Tech Handbook. Since its initial release more than 10,000 educators have downloaded it for free. If you haven't downloaded it, you can do so here.
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Screen Capture Software

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SnapIt is a great tool to capture images from your screen. It is a simple and very small app yet powerful in its field of operation.You can select any region or whole screen for capturing image and paste it in any document or on disk.

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Google Draw: Create a Drawing Template

Google Draw: Create a Drawing Template | EdTech News | Scoop.it
You might be surprised how many of the graphics on my website are created using Google Draw! For this blog I need a 300x300 pixel drawing canvas for the image for each post. Twitter only shows the ...

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How to Design an Awesome Presentation (Even if You’re Not a Designer) | Design Shack

How to Design an Awesome Presentation (Even if You’re Not a Designer) | Design Shack | EdTech News | Scoop.it

The problem with presentation design is often more about time than actual design. But you must take time in crafting stellar presentations. This might include building a template that you use for presentations or honing in your public speaking skills.

 

Here, we’ll walk through a few ways to design a great presentation that will engage your audience. (While most of these tips are structured around creating a digital presentation, using software such as PowerPoint, the concepts can also be applied to posterboard style presentations as well.)


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 2, 2015 3:05 AM

Practical design tips to help you improve your visual presentations.

Lauren Heath's curator insight, September 4, 2015 12:45 PM

I love this article because I enjoy making powerpoint for studying and now I'm having to make visual aids for speeches in my speech class and this was very informative in helping me create a appealing presentation. 

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Managing Technology in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Managing Technology in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | EdTech News | Scoop.it
There’s an app for everything these days but when it comes to managing technology in the classroom, there’s no one perfect app for that. While incorporating tech into the learning environment has been shown beneficial again and again (e.g., kids with access tend to be more interested in STEM subjects and more adept at research), […

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 2, 2015 7:55 AM

Some useful tips.

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Feeling the internet: how people with visual disabilities surf the web

Feeling the internet: how people with visual disabilities surf the web | EdTech News | Scoop.it
A tour of a side of the web that sighted people can't see, guided by those who know it best.

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Smartphones in the classroom: a teacher's dream or nightmare? - CBC

Smartphones in the classroom: a teacher's dream or nightmare?   - CBC | EdTech News | Scoop.it
When students return to class this fall, a majority of them will be toting something that teachers themselves are still learning to deal with: a mobile device.

Whether it's a smartphone, tablet or laptop, survey after survey shows more and more — and younger and younger — schoolchildren have their own computing devices and are taking them to class.

A report last year found that just among Grade 4 students, 25 per cent had a cellphone; for high school students, close to 90 per cent have smartphones.  

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The final quote of this interesting article makes an excellent conclusion: "The most successful teachers are very intentional about how they use the technology, and when they're not using the technology, it's not in front of the kids."

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Gert Nilsson's curator insight, September 4, 2015 5:54 AM

Smarta mobiler i klassrummet: lärarens dröm eller mardröm??

I artikeln nämns att ca 25% av de Kanadensiska eleverna i fjärde klass har en mobil. Detta kan jämföras med att ca 86 % av eleverna i åldern 9-12 har egen mobil i Sverige och av dem är 78 % smarta mobiler. (Statens medieråd, "Unga & medier 2015)  http://www.statensmedierad.se/upload/_pdf/Ungarochmedier2015_ver1.pdf

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Computational Thinking & STEM = PBL in action

Learn how integrating Computational Thinking and STEM result in authentic project based learning for your students. Utilize edtech tools to insure high learne…

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Paul Herring's curator insight, September 2, 2015 9:53 PM

For more depth on this approach please see my '4 step' presentations at https://computationalthinkingk12.wordpress.com/ ;

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Free Technology for Teachers: Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios

Free Technology for Teachers: Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios | EdTech News | Scoop.it
"Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios" https://t.co/ylHhi2UM8J #edchat
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the New Version of Padlet

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the New Version of Padlet | EdTech News | Scoop.it
RT @ShakeUpLearning: How to Use the New Version of Padlet https://t.co/L3Bab7ruOb
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Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Going beyond the 4Ss of digital note taking (support, save, search, and share), students should work toward curating, synthesizing, and reflecting on their learning.
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Why banning technology is not the answer

Why banning technology is not the answer | EdTech News | Scoop.it

There is something about human nature that draws us towards dichotomous patterns of thought; an all or nothing, us or them style of thinking in which an option is either good or it is bad. In such a model complexity and subtle nuance with multiple possible outcomes and routes towards a goal are ignored. The field of educational technology is one where such a pattern is
evident and recent ban on technology by a Sydney school shows how this style of analysis can have a significant impact on student learning.


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My Year Online – etsmagazine

My Year Online – etsmagazine | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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An excellent conversation starter with teachers and preservice teachers about the impact of ICT on teaching and learning.

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Three Techniques for Teaching Digital Literacy

Three Techniques for Teaching Digital Literacy | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years ago, the term “literacy” was synonymous with the printed word. Today, that definition has evolved and being literate necessitates more than simply interacting with text. We must be digitally literate, too. Teachers have an even harder task; we must cultivate this ability to adapt t

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36 Weeks of Innovation for Your Classroom

36 Weeks of Innovation for Your Classroom | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Recently, it's been reported that U.S. "Millennials" are not making the mark when it comes to technology proficiency and problem solving when compared to counterparts in other countries (19th out o...

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Helen Teague's curator insight, September 3, 2015 3:38 PM

Absolutely love this!

Sue Osborne's curator insight, September 3, 2015 6:43 PM

Some of these ideas could be adapted for Library lessons or even competitions. Cool!

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, September 7, 2015 10:48 PM

cool ideas here - anyone can learn to be innovative

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How to Create a Social Media Report and Explain It to a Client

How to Create a Social Media Report and Explain It to a Client | EdTech News | Scoop.it

Creating a social media report can be key to explaining your progress on social media. You can choose the stats that matter and deliver it in an easy-to-understand way; there’re tons of personal insights to gain as well as valuable info for your boss or client.

 

We’re grateful for the example of so many Buffer users who are already creating social media reports of their own to share with a boss or client. I’d love to share a bit about how these reports come together—and how you can make one for yourself....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 2, 2015 3:28 AM

Kevan Lee offers an overview of all the different social media stats and metrics that make for a great social media report - and how to easily create and understand it all. Valuable tips and recommended reading. 9/10

EELECTRIK marketing.'s curator insight, September 2, 2015 3:38 PM

Great overview of the social media stats and metrics that make for a fantastic client-facing social media report. 

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Edusight - Simple, beautiful tools for K-12 teachers

Edusight - Simple, beautiful tools for K-12 teachers | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Edusight provides the world's best user experience for K-12 teachers. Gradebook and Notes are simple, beautiful apps that help K-12 teachers assess student learning with more than just a grade.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 2, 2015 8:01 AM

This looks like a potentially useful tool for k12 teachers.

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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation | EdTech News | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features...

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Marc Morrell's curator insight, September 10, 2015 2:15 PM

Good list!

Lisa Murray's curator insight, October 4, 2015 6:48 PM

Get creative with your videos and animations. Is the world asking for what you know? #nurtureyourideasintolife #creativitylab

César's curator insight, November 20, 2015 7:07 AM

16 Herramientas para hacer vídeos y animaciones

#flippedclassroom #video #animacion #animation #app #website 

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Wow - some great new features for Google Apps for Education

Wow - some great new features for Google Apps for Education | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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Free eBook for teachers: “Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days” by Angela Maiers - Genius Hour

Free eBook for teachers: “Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days” by Angela Maiers - Genius Hour | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Today, in an effort to help globally launch and inspire “Genius Hour” in classrooms all over the world, Angela Maiers and Choose2Matter, Inc. in collaboration with Microsoft are providing teachers with a free, customizable and interactive eBook: "Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days." This free eBook, authored by Angela Maiers and Mark Moran, guides teachers through the introduction of Genius Hour.

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