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How Is Math Beautiful? Exploring by Creating

How Is Math Beautiful? Exploring by Creating | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students read about the new Museum of Mathematics and its mission to convey the beauty of mathematics through fun and engaging exhibits.

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National STEM Centre

National STEM Centre | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The National STEM Centre in York is building the largest collections of resources for teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the UK.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 23 Chrome Extensions You Must Have

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 23 Chrome Extensions You Must Have | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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5 Unbeatable Reasons Your Kid Should Be Coding

5 Unbeatable Reasons Your Kid Should Be Coding | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Starting young has great benefits. Coding at an early age can empower kids in more ways than one. Read on to learn more.
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5 Great Google Plus Communities for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great Google Plus Communities for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

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The 8 Minutes That Matter Most (How to hold your students' attention.)

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most (How to hold your students' attention.) | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Like a story, lessons deserve compelling beginnings and endings. From pop culture connections to finishing with a level-up, here are eight strategies for holding students' attention.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, January 5, 1:18 PM

Great suggestions!  If you do use YouTube as a starter, consider using a site like QuiteTube to cut out ads and suggested content.

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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education
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Free Kids Games, Math & Reading for Children

Free Kids Games, Math & Reading for Children | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
SmartyGames is a free educational website for kids. It features fun math games, mazes, puzzles, coloring pages, animated flashcards, online children books and other reading activities in English and Spanish.
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Nice games with no ads!

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Survey: More Creators Share Videos Via Email Than YouTube [Infographic]

Survey: More Creators Share Videos Via Email Than YouTube [Infographic] | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
A new study from video-creation service Animoto shows that video is a potent force when it comes to sharing and building relationships on social media. The survey asked 1,031 U.S.

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Download 100,000+ Images From The History of Medicine, All Free Courtesy of The Wellcome Library

Download 100,000+ Images From The History of Medicine, All Free Courtesy of The Wellcome Library | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Library, in London, specializes in the history of medicine. While the institution has long offered a good digital collection for browsing, the library announced yesterday that they are making more than 100,000 historical images free to download under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

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This Is How Google Recommends You Stay Safe Online | Edudemic

This Is How Google Recommends You Stay Safe Online | Edudemic | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The Internet can be a scary place. There are people on the web who are looking to take advantage of you for their own personal gain. There. I said it. These people are likely looking to confuse or convince you that they are someone you should be sharing important information with. In an effort to …
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events http://t.co/pfCNNOiXFM

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 11:57 PM

Wouldn't this be a fun alternative to the traditional assignment?

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AwesomeStories.com

AwesomeStories.com | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Story-Driven, Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Platform, Awesome Stories is a Cure for the Common Core. Non-Fiction, Fiction, Films, Books, Social Studies, History, Science, Math, the Arts, Trials, Disaster.
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Excellent site! 2 free options for teachers.

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PBS Behavior Intervention - Polk Elementary School

PBS Behavior Intervention - Polk Elementary School | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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This is a great resource for behavior intervention strategies. Just click on a behavior and strategies to address that behavior are suggested.

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10 inexpensive ways to get children’s books for the classroom

10 inexpensive ways to get children’s books for the classroom | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
A well-stocked classroom library encourages self-selected independent reading and can also serve as a great place for children to enjoy some down time during the school day. However, keeping your class library replenished with a rotation of good books may present a bit of a challenge since most teachers have to pay for reading materials using their…
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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning


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WeAreTeachers: 10 Surprising Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom

WeAreTeachers: 10 Surprising Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Move over, Facebook—if you teach middle or high schoolers, you know that Instagram is one of the most popular social media channels for teens and tweens today. And while it may not seem like it at first, there are many applications for Instagram in the classroom.
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Top Instructional Designer's Skills Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top Instructional Designer's Skills Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The Top Instructional Designer's Skills Infographic presents 8 skills you need as an Instructional Designer.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 3, 5:35 PM

Here's a visual pep-talk for Instructional Designers and Online Teachers.  

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 13, 9:59 AM

Awesome infographic!

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Coding for Kids: Free Websites That Teach Kids Programming

Coding for Kids: Free Websites That Teach Kids Programming | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
With the Internet an integral part of everyone's daily lives for both business and pleasure, learning basic programming isn't just a smart idea, it's an essential skill for grown-ups and c
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Tweeting the Read-Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

Tweeting the Read-Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Engage young readers by showing them the value of composing and sending tweets to authors whose books they've enjoyed during a read-aloud.
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Google Announced A New Service Called Drive for Education

Google Announced A New Service Called Drive for Education | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
October 12, 2014
Google has recently announced the launch of Drive for Education describing it as "an infinitely large, ultra-secure and entirely free book bag for the 21st century".This  new...

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A 4-Step Recipe for Maximum eLearner Engagement

A 4-Step Recipe for Maximum eLearner Engagement | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Discover the secret recipe for creating engaging eLearning courses. Only 4 ingredients required!

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Will Lenssen, Prin's curator insight, October 3, 2014 6:25 PM

Ontario's Min of Ed Document Growing Success, 2010 sure helps advise the many ways in which to engage students. 

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Chrome Apps Perfect for the Chromebook Classroom

Chrome Apps Perfect for the Chromebook Classroom | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
As educators, we hear a lot about apps! Sometimes we spend countless hours going through them to find the best ones. I propose we try something different. Instead, it's time that we look at apps to...
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The power of YouTube in the classroom - Mark Anderson's Blog

The power of YouTube in the classroom - Mark Anderson's Blog | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Mark shares tips and ideas on how to use YouTube in the classroom.

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