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Let’s Shindig! A Pioneering Technology for the School of Tomorrow | Emerging Education Technologies

Let’s Shindig! A Pioneering Technology for the School of Tomorrow | Emerging Education Technologies | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
This Rich, Synchronous Video Meeting Platform Sets the Stage for the Emerging Anywhere, Anytime Classroom The first time I encountered Shindig was while participating in one of Bryan Alexander's “Future Trends Forum” events (which I have written about and highly recommend)! Shindig is the platform that the event was hosted on and I was immediately […]
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26 Cool Online Photo Editors And Image Tools To Entertain Ourselves

26 Cool Online Photo Editors And Image Tools To Entertain Ourselves | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
The best web based photo editors and image tools for all your basic design needs.
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Three Things To Look For in 21st-Century Classrooms | Getting Smart

Three Things To Look For in 21st-Century Classrooms | Getting Smart | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
By Greg Garner - As a former teacher, here are three things I’d recommend observers look for in a seemingly chaotic 21st-century classroom.
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8 Best Tech Tools to Support Bilingual Lessons

8 Best Tech Tools to Support Bilingual Lessons | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
By Barbara Mascareno-Shaw When preparing for bilingual lessons, it’s can feel overwhelming having to choose the best tech tools. Yet tech is a valuable way to boost engagement in the classroom.
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Free Resource For Teaching the Sciences

Free Resource For Teaching the Sciences | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology &amp; Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators&#39; eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." /><meta id="MetaKeywords" name="KEYWORDS" content="tech, tech and learning, technology management, classroom technology, educational technology, technology education, tec
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4 Powerful Game Mechanics Driving Higher Achievement in Math

4 Powerful Game Mechanics Driving Higher Achievement in Math | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Experience the power of ST Math through these sample games.
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Tapping Toward a Better Understanding of Slope

Tapping Toward a Better Understanding of Slope | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Rather than teaching slope as a formula, this ST Math game uses technology and embodied cognition research to allow students to experience slope.
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The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video

The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
You will be surprised how quickly a short video conveys just what students know about the subject.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 25, 1:53 AM
I can see that using Flipgrid can help support this too. 
Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, September 14, 9:43 AM
Such a great idea that applies just as easily to K12 as it does to higher ed! #showwhatyouknow #learning #assessment @rvhs
 
Kim Flintoff's comment, September 14, 7:22 PM
Haven't we yet reached the point where assessment is no longer knowing "about" rather than knowing "how"?
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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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The Oregon Trail, GBL, and 7 suggestions to integrate gaming in the classroom

The Oregon Trail, GBL, and 7 suggestions to integrate gaming in the classroom | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
I had a flashback moment a few days ago as I was reading Lance Mosier's sweet blog post You Died Of Dysentery! Resources on The Oregon Trail. First year of teaching. Derby Middle School. Five sections of US history. One section of reading. Thirty plus kids per section. Kansas August with no air conditioning. I…
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8 Essential Digital Literacy Skills That Students Need

8 Essential Digital Literacy Skills That Students Need | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
What was once called typing class is now known as technology class. Gone are the days where computer class was spent playing Oregon Trail and creating word processing documents. The networked world in which students exist demands an education that prepares students to produce and consume information in a variety of formats. These formats range from text to images to multimedia. Students need a broad variety of fluencies to be prepared for the 21st-century workforce. Even jobs traditionally thought of us being technology light now require someone who has basic computer skills. This article describes those digital literacy skills paramount …
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15 niche educational hashtags on Twitter

15 niche educational hashtags on Twitter | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Utilizing Twitter hashtags is a great way for educators to discover new teaching methods, learn about trending topics in pedagogy and raise awareness for their own projects. There’s many great Twitter hashtags available to educators, with focuses ranging from educational reform, to early-childhood education, to transformative learning and so on. Hashtags allow teachers
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Top Apps that Promote Higher Order Thinking

Top Apps that Promote Higher Order Thinking | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Latest Educational Technology (EdTech) News, Articles & Resources for all education stakeholders.
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Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Address Book

Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Address Book | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
A security researcher with the firm Bishop Fox caught the app uploading emails and phone numbers right after it is first launched.
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Kids should not be using this app! 

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The SAMR Model: Effective Technology Integration in Classrooms

The SAMR Model: Effective Technology Integration in Classrooms | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
A guide to the SAMR model: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition for integrating education technology easily into your classroom
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52 Modern and Simple Backgrounds [New Feature]

52 Modern and Simple Backgrounds [New Feature] | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Edit online and download for free. A variety of backgrounds for presentations, desktop wallpapers or other visual content.
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10 Tips for Creating a Class Website with Spark Page - Class Tech Tips

10 Tips for Creating a Class Website with Spark Page - Class Tech Tips | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Looking for a new way to share information with families? You can create a class website using the free, easy-to-use Spark Page.
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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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