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:: PIMPAMPUM :: Bubblr! .:.

Bubblr is a tool for creating comic strips using photos from flickr.com.  Search for images, then add "bubbles" to them.  Would be good for creative student projects.

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Tagul - Gorgeous tag clouds

Tagul - Gorgeous tag clouds | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Tagul is a web service that enables you to create beautiful looking tag clouds and embed it on your web page...
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Compass Learning Navigator

Navigator is CompassLearning’s employee-authored blog intended to help inspire and motivate educators to discuss and affect change in the education sector. We hope to create a vibrant conversation that helps empower educators with shared, innovative ideas and insights that they can use to both engage students in learning and support academic achievement and personal growth.
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Technology Tidbits:Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012

Technology Tidbits:Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

David Kapauler's annual list of his recommended best web sites and apps for educators for 2012.

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Free Podcast Tools

Free Podcast Tools | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Would you like to produce a podcast for free? Here's a list of 15 of them from elearningindustry.com.

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Animaps - Create and view animated maps

Animaps - Create and view animated maps | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free!

Animaps extends the My Maps feature of Google Maps by letting you create maps with markers that move, images and text that pop up on cue, and lines and shapes that change over time.

When you send your Animap to friends it appears like a video - they can play, pause, slow and speed up the action!


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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again -- THE Journal

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again -- THE Journal | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers.
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Google SketchUp

Create 3D models, share them with the world and add them to Google Earth. Free edition and Pro edition available.

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infogr.am

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Infogr.am is a free, super-easy infographic creator. Users can create interactive infographics and charts with a few clicks, place them in article, blog post or share with friends.

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Share and Co-Navigate Any Web Page in Real-Time with Ve.rbatim.com

 

Ve.rbatim.com is a free web-based co-browsing tool which allows you to co-navigate with one or more people any web page, while being able to see the mouse cursor of your partner when desired.

 

The web app is very easy to use. You just click on "Start a sesson" on this page http://ve.rbatim.com/ and the new page that opens up has a URL that you can share with anyone you want to cobrowse with.

 

On this page you have an additional address bar in which you can input any url you want to cobrowse. An integrated text chat area is made visible by clicking on the large down arrow visibile on the top right side of your screen.

 

Free to use.

 

Check this video: http://youtu.be/XgeTWHSjhTQ

 

Google Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mjiigdnknfcmjgaapnimjbmopdfbkech

 

Try it out now: http://ve.rbatim.com/ ;

 


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A Library of Free Music and Sound Loops for Your Presentations

A Library of Free Music and Sound Loops for Your Presentations | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

From the original article: "One of the cool things about PowerPoint is that it let's you embed sounds into directly into the presentation. You can insert sound loops and cliparts to decorate your presentations or even add a nice background music while playing the slide show. Here are some resources where you can download free music and sound loops for PowerPoint Presentations."


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 18, 2013 3:47 AM

Free music to add in to your PowerPoints.

R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:42 PM

Great tool for sound clips needed for presentations and other video projects. 

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:25 AM

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Free Common Core Rubric Creation Tool

Free Common Core Rubric Creation Tool | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

EssayTagger's Common Core Rubric Creation Tool. http://www.essaytagger.com/commoncore ; This is part of the Essay Tagger website, which offers an online tool for assessing essays.  Free trial.


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50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education - Edudemic

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education - Edudemic | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability.We’ve discovered 50+ great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student, with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive.

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easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online

Create infographics to illustrate concepts, explain procedures, describe categories, etc.

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WordSift - Visualize Text

Stanford University has developed some tools for teachers of English as a foreign language.  Use WordSift to visualize and analyze text.

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Popcorn Maker - enhance, remix and share your videos on the web

Popcorn Maker - enhance, remix and share your videos on the web | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.


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cooltoolsforschools - home

cooltoolsforschools - home | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

An incredible collection of technology tools available on the web that are useful to teachers and students.  Searchable and categorized.

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Apps 101: What to Know Before You Download

Apps 101: What to Know Before You Download | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Set some ground rules before you get snookered into downloading apps you regret.

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MindNode for Mind Mapping

MindNode for Mind Mapping | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

MindNode's focus and flexibility makes it the perfect brainstorming tool. The clutter-free interface lets you concentrate on generating and connecting your ideas, and an infinitely expanding canvas means that no matter how big or complicated your thoughts get, MindNode can keep up. MindNode can even automatically rearrange especially complicated mind maps to make them easier to read.

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SketchUp for K-12

SketchUp for K-12 | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

K-12 educators and students from all over the world use SketchUp to explore, explain and present their ideas using 3D models.

 

SketchUp users in K-12 Education can choose between SketchUp (the free version) or SketchUp Pro (which is free for educators and extremely affordable, or in some cases granted, for students and schools). We recommend that most folks in K-12 education try out SketchUp (free) - there's no licensing to worry about, and students can download and install it on their computers at home.

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Exploratree - Thinking Maps

Exploratree - Thinking Maps | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Free online library of thinking guides. Print them out or fill in and complete your project on the exploratree website.


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Portfolios For Educators | Pathbrite

Portfolios For Educators | Pathbrite | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Teachers can use a free account to use Pathbrite for creating student eporfolios.  This could be used as an alternative assessment tool or just a collection of student work to share with parents. "Pathbrite Portfolios enable educators to better assess student performance, cognition, and competencies, all in real-time. Moreover, Pathbrite's user-focused design helps to increase student engagement with its Web 2.0 collaboration, social sharing, and customization features."

 

"Pathbrite offers educators easy access to customizable templates, assessment rubrics, and student exemplars.Getting started is easy. Schools can use our low-cost institutional license agreement or benefit from our “no cost for schools, low cost to students” pricing model – just $10 per student per year for unlimited use."

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DiagramPainter - create Flow Charts, Mind Maps and more

DiagramPainter - create Flow Charts, Mind Maps and more | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

With DiagramPainter, you can quickly draw flowchart diagrams, mind mappings, organization charts, and more. With a few clicks, you can then integrate the diagram in your favourite program, by copying it to the clipboard as image, or saving it as file...

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Kshitija's curator insight, December 22, 2012 6:21 AM

A useful tool for all business executives who regularly make complex or data presentations. The tool helps you make flowchart diagrams, mind maps and even organization charts. It can save your diagram in various formats like .jpg or .png

You can also try using editable PowerPoint diagrams specially designed for business users. You can use such diagrams as is or edit them to suit your style. Take for example a MindMap and see how it is used to show how to Strike a Balance in Life - http://www.24point0.com/product-reviews-and-applications/easy-to-download-edit-%E2%80%93-mind-map-diagram-for-ppt-presentations/

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Thinking Tools | Teacher & Student Planners

Thinking Tools | Teacher & Student Planners | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Online Interactive Thinking Strategies and Tools designed to provide a scaffold which enables students to think with more depth and structure. When using them, ask students to continually reflect on and justify which Habits of Mind best suit how they are thinking.

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