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How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator

How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
As we approach October, Connected Educators Month, I reflect on the value of the connections I have made to others across the globe on my path to connectedness.  However, when I began this path, I ...
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4 Great Visuals on Connected Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Visuals on Connected Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
4 Great Visuals on Connected Educators http://t.co/SB7sFdo0zr #PittOnline #edtech
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3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students - from Greg Kulowiec - EdTechTeacher

3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students - from Greg Kulowiec - EdTechTeacher | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
When app-smashing on iPad, students and teachers use multiple apps to create individual pieces of content that are then merged or smashed together into one culminating product. Applying this concept dramatically increases creative potential, and the rate at which apps are developing allows for new, unique, and dynamic creations to consistently challenge what seemed possible only a few months or weeks ago. The final product involved in app-smashing often lends itself to video, so to kick off the school year, here are a few app-smashing video projects.

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Using Aurasma to Bring Static Classrooms to Life

Using Aurasma to Bring Static Classrooms to Life | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Aurasma is one of those special tools that just blows students away, allowing you to link video, audio and 3D imagery to objects in your classroom.
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Part 2: What Makes an App Age-Appropriate for Early Learners? | Waterford Institute

RT @Waterford_Inst: In your mind, what makes an app effective for an early learner? http://t.co/P4PGJONl1e #earlyed #earlylearning #edapps
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Learn how to focus on content by Chromecasting in your Chromebook 1:1

Learn how to focus on content by Chromecasting in your Chromebook 1:1 | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
When I taught in a 1:1 iPad environment, I had to teach differently in order to utilize the devices to their potential.  I started to move away from worksheets and textbooks to more engaging activities, but my focus was still on the content.
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12 Taxonomies, Templates & Acronyms for Educational Innovators

I recently gave a keynote presentation for a workshop that was devoted to providing educational leaders with a chance to consider various models for 1:1 school environments.  As part of my talk, I ...
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This is the New Edudemic - One of my favourite EdTech sites!

This is the New Edudemic - One of my favourite EdTech sites! | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Hi there! You may have noticed a recent change in Edudemic’s appearance. We’ve been working behind the scenes to drastically improve our platform for a while now, and today is the official rollout. This cleaner, more streamlined look is something we hope you’d appreciate. And that’s not all, there’s actually more to come: This facelift

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6 Great iPad Apps to Organize your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great iPad Apps to Organize your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
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What is Digital Literacy? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What is Digital Literacy? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Digital literacy in simple words is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.
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Skype Announces Skype 7 for Mac and Windows Preview Version

Skype Announces Skype 7 for Mac and Windows Preview Version | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Skype has been quickly iterating its applications for Mac, Windows and mobile and today it announced Skype 7 for OS X and a preview version for Windows. The new version of... Keep reading →
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Learning with 'e's: Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with 'e's: Learning theories for the digital age | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
From @timbuckteeth-Learning Theories For The Digital Age: http://t.co/8doVsjOgFj
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Graphic derived from www.innovativelearning.com

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Educational Strategies | Intrinsic Motivation | ExitTicket

Educational Strategies | Intrinsic Motivation | ExitTicket | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Sophia Thomas discusses educational strategies that have increased her students' intrinsic motivation and fostered measurable growth and acceleration.
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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Emerging EdTech

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Emerging EdTech | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 10, 2014 6:00 AM

Good-Bye Prezi...Hello New and Improved PowerPoint!

Write on Sports's curator insight, October 10, 2014 10:24 AM

Who doesn't love a good visual!  Check out this article for tips on creating fun and engaging presentations! 

Well Connected Mom's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:00 PM

Some fun tricks you can teach your kids as they become familiar with creating presentations.  Makes learning PowerPoint more fun for them.

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iOS 8 Tips and Tricks for Teachers and Students

Have you recently updated your iPad to iOS 8? Have your students' iPads been updated to iOS 8? If so, Tony Vincent has a great overview of some of the "hidden" features of the iOS 8 that teachers a...
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Skill Smashing with Educational Apps

Skill Smashing with Educational Apps | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
If you're using apps in your classroom, you may have heard about something called "app smashing." The idea behind app smashing is that you use two or more apps, in conjunction, with your students, ...
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Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can better adjust their teaching to meet the kids right at their level.
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Tweet from @adnanedtech

Tweet from @adnanedtech | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Alphabet taught to kids nowadays
#edtech #educational pic.twitter.com/ulIqeqKiK9
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Interesting!

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80 Resources for Open Education Developers

80 Resources for Open Education Developers | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
With these resources, you can create or participate in collaborative efforts to develop tools and methods for online education.
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7 best iPad apps for learning outside of the classroom - Innovate My School

7 best iPad apps for learning outside of the classroom - Innovate My School | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Often enough, having the device is only the beginning of the opportunity. Pittsburgh-based writer Kayla Matthews gives her top seven for your perusal.
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7 Simple Ways You Can Help Students Pay Attention In A Traditional Classroom

7 Simple Ways You Can Help Students Pay Attention by TeachThought Staff For many teachers, helping students
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