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Animoto Makes Quick Work of Creating Movies on an iPad - Re/code

Animoto Makes Quick Work of Creating Movies on an iPad - Re/code | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
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This week, I've been testing an iPad app that does just that.
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The Future of Learning

The Future of Learning | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.
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How To Build Your Professional Learning Community - Edudemic

How To Build Your Professional Learning Community - Edudemic | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Professional development used to mean one thing: inservice days. Oof. We sure have come a long way, haven’t we? Especially in the realm of connecting with other like-minded individuals around the globe.
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How to Create Illustrated Characters in PowerPoint

How to Create Illustrated Characters in PowerPoint | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Here's an easy way to create your own custom illustrated characters in PowerPoint. This comes in handy if you don't have access to the stock image you need.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Interactive Videos On ThingLink Video

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Interactive Videos On ThingLink Video | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
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Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes

Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
The best way for raising teachers' technology abilities is through a coordinated, district-wide, individualized training program -- because effective staff development is personal. (New!
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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it

For many kids, the thought of creating games is even more exciting than playing them. Supporting their interest in gaming is important because the process of coding promotes problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and communication skills.

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Top 5 Awesome Translation Apps You Should Download

Top 5 Awesome Translation Apps You Should Download | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Translation apps are useful especially when you are abroad where the locals don't speak your language. Here are some of the awesome translation apps for you (5 Awesome Translation Apps You Can Have On Your #Smartphone.
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Interactive Visual Featuring 6 Tasks You Can Easily Do Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interactive Visual Featuring 6 Tasks You Can Easily Do Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
6 tasks made simpler by using an iPad #edtech #interactivevisual http://t.co/uuz74p1SFO
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Educators Face ‘Silent Dilemma’ in Digital Skills Divide | EdTech Magazine

Educators Face ‘Silent Dilemma’ in Digital Skills Divide | EdTech Magazine | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it

A new challenge is emerging from the cracks of the digital divide: digital readiness — helping those who have Internet access, but lack the skills to use it effectively. And librarians could play a huge role in turning the tide, some experts say.


On Tuesday, the American Library Association hosted a panel of four experts in Washington, D.C., who pooled their research to address the growing problem.


The Internet’s integration with society has reached a tipping point, said Richard Reyes-Gavilan, executive director of the D.C. Public Library. A growing exclusivity in Internet aptitude is leaving those with less technical know-how in the dark.


“The world has lost its patience, I think, with those who cannot navigate the online world,” Reyes-Gavilan said. “There’s not a conspiracy around this. It’s just easier for people to work in this exclusive online environment.”


Some libraries have attempted to bridge the digital divide by increasing the availability of Internet-ready devices. But ensuring that everyone has the skills to browse the web is the next emerging issue, according to technology consultant John B. Horrigan.


Nearly a third of Americans have a low level of digital readiness, Horrigan said.


The figure comes from a national survey taken in 2013 that measured respondents’ understanding of Internet terms and their confidence in retrieving online information. Naturally those without access to a connection displayed a low level of skills, but even among those with access, an estimated 18 percent possess a low level of readiness, Horrigan said.


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ISTE Coverage Kickoff: New Ed-Tech Certification For Teacher Trainers

ISTE Coverage Kickoff: New Ed-Tech Certification For Teacher Trainers | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education conference begins with news of a new technology certification for "Professional Learning Leaders." (#ISTE2014 Coverage Kickoff: New #EdTech Certification For Teacher Trainers...
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5 Games to Make Online Assessments Fun

5 Games to Make Online Assessments Fun | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
A student response system adds enjoyable interactivity to a lesson. With a little creativity, we can do more to make online assessments fun —and productive!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Kids Create Talking Pictures With ChatterPix Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: Kids Create Talking Pictures With ChatterPix Kids | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
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A Nice Graphic Featuring Gaiman's Eight Rules of Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Nice Graphic Featuring Gaiman's Eight Rules of Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
A Nice Graphic Featuring Gaiman's Eight Rules of Writing #HR #learning #elearning #Training #educating

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How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Apple has done a pretty good job of getting your various media and photo libraries on to your iPod or iOS device. Getting them off is another matter entirely.
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Apple iTunes U Update Lets Teachers Create Class Content On The iPad - TechCrunch

Apple iTunes U Update Lets Teachers Create Class Content On The iPad - TechCrunch | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
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There's surely little Apple loves more than seeing an iPad in the classroom. Being associated with education provides its own brand halo effect.
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Classroom 101 - YouTube

Check out this demo video to see an overview of how the tool works for teachers and students. In this video, you will learn how to set up classes and add stu...
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Apple Expands iTunes U Education App for iPads

Apple Expands iTunes U Education App for iPads | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Apple will soon take another step toward persuading schools to ditch textbooks in favor of iPads by giving instructors a tool to teach from the tablet.
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Everything you need to know about iTunes U, and how to get the most out of it

Everything you need to know about iTunes U, and how to get the most out of it | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Want to know more about iTunes U, Apple's educational resource? Allow us to walk you through the basics. (Everything you need to know about iTunes U: What is iTunes U? Simply put, iTunes U is a fantastic educational ...
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Nearpod: Stream Presentations, Surveys & Tests to Other iPads Simultaneously

Nearpod: Stream Presentations, Surveys & Tests to Other iPads Simultaneously | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution. Suitable for: TeachersPrice: FREE Nearpod App Review At first glance, Nearpod is just like any other presentation app, but with one crucial feature.
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Number Whizz - A unique iOS app to improve childrens' mental arithmetic

Number Whizz - A unique iOS app to improve childrens' mental arithmetic | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
XTC Arts today is proud to announce the release of Number Whizz, its popular educational math game for kids aged 6+, available on iOS and Android.
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App is $0.99.

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A Balanced Approach To Social Media For Teachers

A Balanced Approach To Social Media For Teachers | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
A Balanced Approach To Social Media For Teachers (A Balanced Approach To Social Media For Teachers http://t.co/DyQJ1CqzkY #edtech http://t.co/64lsu6HpFj)...
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Game On: An Online Challenge to Gifted Students to Compete Globally

Game On: An Online Challenge to Gifted Students to Compete Globally | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Brilliant.org is an online hub for the world's most promising young minds to come together, connect, and see how they measure up against one another. Khim says she's already hearing that students are listing Brilliant on their college applications.
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The Demise of Aperture and iPhoto: What Does it Mean?

The Demise of Aperture and iPhoto: What Does it Mean? | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
The shoe has finally dropped. Apple confirmed today that it’s ditching Aperture, its photo management tool, and iPhoto, its consumer photo editing app, in favor of Photos, a brand new...
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