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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - LiveBinder

This binder contains resources for educators who want to learn more about BYOD via @SNewco

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4 EdTech Trends You Should Be Paying Attention To

4 EdTech Trends You Should Be Paying Attention To | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Every year, there are new trends in EdTech. It can be hard to keep up with all the new and exciting things happening in the world of EdTech. As soon as you’ve caught on to one hot topic, it seems to become old news. But for all the trends that die out quickly, there are some that stick. After all, EdTech is a quickly developing field. Brilliant new ideas come around all the time and make a lasting impact. These are four of the EdTech trends we think you should be paying attention to: Virtual Reality Virtual reality is taking …
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10 ed-tech resources for school administrators

10 ed-tech resources for school administrators | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
It is well known that teachers implement educational technology into their everyday teaching. However, if teachers are to be successful at using and advocating for educational technology, the administrations should have the same feelings and experiences. As administrators of a school, it is essential to be on the forefront of progressive changes for education. That means implementing educational technology into everyday work as well. Administrators won’t be using it to teach or help students with homework, but there are certainly many ways to use educational technology for the duties of administrators. Some administrators may be nervous about using new technology …
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Powerful, free and easy to use photo editing software

Powerful, free and easy to use photo editing software | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Every photo on your phone, computer and tablet is special in one way or another. The right photo editing program or app can make them even more memorable. Bu…
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Keeping K-12 Students Safe When Using EdTech

Keeping K-12 Students Safe When Using EdTech | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
While technology is certainly a necessary – and beneficial – tool in educating 21st century students, it also comes with its own inherent set of dangers and risks.  Schools need to work harder than ever at keeping their students safe.  Now, not only must they contend with physical threats, but they must also work to keep cyber threats at bay as well.  Furthermore, students may need to be protected from themselves.  Schools can work to prevent cyber bullying or restrict access to some technological features that put kids at risk for jeopardizing their futures through misappropriation of technology resources.  Here …
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7 Back to School Ideas You Probably Never Thought Of | Getting Smart

7 Back to School Ideas You Probably Never Thought Of | Getting Smart | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
By Vera Livshin - We all hate to see summer go, but it's that time. Here are some back-to-school hacks to start the year off on the right foot.
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Get Ready for the New School Year: 78 Chrome Extensions for Educators

Chrome Extensions - by Eric Curts: A B C D 1 Name URL Category Description 2 Announcify https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/announcify/mmiolkcfamcbpoandjpnefiegkcpeoan Text to Speech This is another text to speech tool that not only reads a webpage, but also removes distracting elements from the site. The only drawback is the inability to select specific text to read, as…
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Because of Teachers (A Short Tribute Video)

Because of Teachers (A Short Tribute Video) | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
The following video is a tribute video I made for teachers. I believe teachers are amazing and they deserve a ton of respect for what they accomplish.
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This is a wonderful video that celebrates the most important people in the world-teachers.

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Scratch - Scratch Offline Editor

Scratch - Scratch Offline Editor | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
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Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX)
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5 Must Have iPad Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten

5 Must Have iPad Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
The list comprises of iPad apps for preschool and kindergarten kids that can help them make..
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hayley peluchette's curator insight, August 21, 7:32 AM

In hopes of integrating more tech and (hopefully) iPads into our classroom in the near future, I plan to use this when curating curriculum focuses.

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iPads in Art Education

iPads in Art Education | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
                                                              Tricia Fuglestad,   Dryden Elementary Art Teacher (Arlington Heights, Illinois) and Suzanne Tiedemann
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14 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos – Teacher Reboot Camp

14 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos – Teacher Reboot Camp | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” – Walt Disney Research indicates that one of the most effective ways students learn is by teaching others. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions […]
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Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship - A PDF Handout

Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship - A PDF Handout | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
The new school year is when we think about all of the new apps and sites we want to use with students. As we do that it's also importan
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Free Flash alternative is here

Free Flash alternative is here | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Wick enables you to make everything from animations to games in the browser, easily and for free.
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7 Must Have Edtech Apps, Tools, and Resources for Preschoolers

7 Must Have Edtech Apps, Tools, and Resources for Preschoolers | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
If you think most education technology is too complicated for preschoolers, think again! These seven edtech apps, tools, and resources for preschoolers are engaging, fun, and developmentally appropriate for even the littlest learners. AlphaTots Fun action words are associated with each letter of the alphabet, so kids can “build” robots, “dig” for treasure, and even “zap” alien spaceships. The app also pronounces each letter, and there are additional features like puzzles and sing-along alphabet songs. Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family Children pilot hot air balloons through seven magical islands, each home to hundreds of colorful books. Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton …
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Camp Mad Media: Expanding the Digital Literacy Toolkit for Educators

Camp Mad Media: Expanding the Digital Literacy Toolkit for Educators | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Today I’m excited to share a program that just wrapped up its second year at Madison Public Library. Camp Mad Media is a quick-and-dirty workshop series that introduces educators, includ…
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Google Classroom Unveils #FirstDayOfClassroom

Google Classroom Unveils #FirstDayOfClassroom | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Google Classroom Introduces New Hub, #FirstDayOfClassroom For Teachers Helping TeachersGoogle launched Google Classroom in 2014 to help teachers and schools, create, distribute and grade assignments in a paperless environment. Over the years as more and more teachers and schools onboarded Goog
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PBS Teachers’ Lounge — Your source for teaching inspiration | PBS Education

PBS Teachers’ Lounge — Your source for teaching inspiration | PBS Education | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Your source for teaching inspiration, blogs, events, resources, and fresh ideas.
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How to Create ExplainerGIFS

How to Create ExplainerGIFS | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
A FREE self-paced guide to creating animated GIFs that explain your ideas quickly.
Using common tools like PowerPoint and Screencasting, we'll show you exactly how to create and share useful animated GIFs.
This guide is a preview of our Explainer Academy, which is now in development. 
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8 Free Interactive Video Tools to Impact Student Learning - Eductechalogy

8 Free Interactive Video Tools to Impact Student Learning - Eductechalogy | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
As educators, we all know that videos engage students more than reading texts. Although having students analyze and reflect on videos should be balanced with textual analysis and interpretations, videos do have the added value of using the visual and auditory channels to help students retain more information so that they can be in a …
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Play any video on any device with the best free video converters

Play any video on any device with the best free video converters | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Devices that play video can be a picky bunch. Thankfully, the best free video converters can render format issues a thing of the past.
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Create and Share InfoPics to Show What You Know

Create and Share InfoPics to Show What You Know | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
This year at the ISTE Conference in San Antonio, I led a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) workshop titled, “Visual Communication with iOS InfoPics.” The official description was: We live in…
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