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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.
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7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Co...

7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Co... | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Diigo is an excellent social bookmarking tool that enable you to save, annotate, and share bookmarks. The power of Diigo lies in the distinctive features that it offers to teachers and educators.
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Superior Alternatives to Boring Stock iPhone Apps

Superior Alternatives to Boring Stock iPhone Apps | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
With every iteration of iOS, Apple tweaks its software a little, but for the most part, the default lineup of apps has remained unchanged since launch. For a lot of us, these apps just aren't cutting it anymore. Here are the best apps to replace them.
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A Brilliant App for Teaching Children Cursive Writing

A Brilliant App for Teaching Children Cursive Writing | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
In Cursive Writing Wizard you have an app that not only teaches cursive writing, but makes it fun too.
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Are we still teaching cursive?  The debate rages on.

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Name That Historical Figure - History Apps for kids - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Name That Historical Figure - History Apps for kids - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
How well do you know notable historical figures? Find out with Name That Historical Figure by TappiApps, a fun image based quiz app to learn to recognise over 500 famous figures.
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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.
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Google Classroom Now Available as Mobile App (EdSurge News)

Google Classroom Now Available as Mobile App (EdSurge News) | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
WHAT’S IN AN APP: Apparently a lot, as far as Google’s concerned. Building off of its Classroom popularity, Google yesterday launched a native Classroom mobile app for both Android and iOS (also available in Google Play for Education).
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How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom | Edudemic

How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom | Edudemic | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom from @Edudemic http://t.co/591DSswwFF #edtech #edchat
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To Differentiate Or Not To Differentiate Really Isn't The Question

To Differentiate Or Not To Differentiate Really Isn't The Question | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
You may, or may not, have read or heard about last week's opinion piece at Education Week titled Differentiation Doesn't Work. It's gotten a lot of circulation and over one hundred comments. Those ...
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4 Best News and Current Events Apps for Students -- THE Journal

4 Best News and Current Events Apps for Students -- THE Journal | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best news and current events apps for students.
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New Badges to Identify EdTech Products that Protect Privacy — iKeepSafe

@iKeepSafe’s new FERPA assessment helps educators and families find #edtech that protects K12 student info http://t.co/Z9VftzvwSL
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GuardingKids.com Resources

GuardingKids.com Resources | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
#scchat | #edtech | RT @rsabella: Resources: Lessons in cyberbullying and digital reputation - http://t.co/Y7KT4otot4
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Two Google Updates Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Google Updates Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/QKXT8oFDDc via @medkh9 #edtech
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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
byod_news: brianhdean98: 10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools http://t.co/M2GB77DFtN #ipaded #flipclass #byod #ipadchat #edtech
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Timeline Launches News App To Give You The Context Behind The Day’s Headlines

Timeline Launches News App To Give You The Context Behind The Day’s Headlines | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
One big complaint about current news coverage is that there's not enough context — an article or TV report might tell you what happened today, but it gives..
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Easily Create eBooks with These 3 Powerful Apps - Guest Post from Nik Chatzopoulos - EdTechTeacher

Easily Create eBooks with These 3 Powerful Apps - Guest Post from Nik Chatzopoulos - EdTechTeacher | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
StoryKit, Book Writer, and Book Creator are great apps to create eBooks. Nik Chatzopoulos offers great suggestions for using them with students.
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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 16, 2015 1:07 AM

Readlists is also useful in building course readers

Chris Carter's comment, January 16, 2015 3:07 AM
Thanks for sharing, Dean. As we move more into elearning environments the need to create and publish e-books will only increase.
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New FREE speech articulation apps! - Smart Apps For Kids

New FREE speech articulation apps! - Smart Apps For Kids | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Today I stumbled on two new apps in the App Store, both FREE, for practicing speech sounds! Speedy Speech just released Speedy Speech-S and Speedy Speech-R, both free with in app purchases for additional sounds.
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Duolingo For Schools Is Now A Thing -

Duolingo For Schools Is Now A Thing - | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Duolingo For Schools Is Now A Thing by TeachThought Staff From a press release Big Idea: Duolingo Builds On Popularity of World-Beating App, Launches Platform for Schools In 2015, #edtech can go in either direction–mobile to platform,...
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Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
7 Tutorials to Help You Create Google Drive Presentations – via @medkh9 #edtech #education #nonprofit | http://t.co/KXKwiWOYbK
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Build your own iOS apps with the World's Largest eLearning Bootcamp [Deals] - Cult of Mac

Build your own iOS apps with the World's Largest eLearning Bootcamp [Deals] - Cult of Mac | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Apple's newest version of iOS as well as its new coding language, Swift, were released this past fall. If you've ever considered a future in iOS developmen
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Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - 10 Professional Development Resources for 2015

Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - 10 Professional Development Resources for 2015 | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
10 Professional Development Resources for 2015 http://t.co/ByPcGGaz5Z via @ozge #edtech
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This Will Be the Most Disruptive Technology Over the Next 5 Years - TIME

This Will Be the Most Disruptive Technology Over the Next 5 Years - TIME | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
It's not what you think
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Mr Eus - Story of the future - Science Storybook App for Kids! - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Mr Eus - Story of the future - Science Storybook App for Kids! - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Get the kids ready for an exploration trip through the planets of the solar system with Mr Eus - Story of the future by Hue Medscience Pvt ltd, a fun storybook app designed to engage, entertain and educate children!
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Tips to Create Engaging Infographics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tips to Create Engaging Infographics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
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