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Find Exactly What You're Looking for With Google's Custom Search Feature | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Find Exactly What You're Looking for With Google's Custom Search Feature | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
If you find yourself searching the same sites and using the same criteria over and over, you can simplify things and save yourself a lot of time by using Google's Custom Search.

 

The feature, which can be found here, started as a service to give webmasters the ability to embed a Google search box that searches their webpage. But even if you don’t have a site you need to index, search, and serve ads against, Google Custom Search can be a powerful tool for any workflow that queries the internet.


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Please review many other features that are available with custom search. Be sure to add Zotero.org as your research management system.

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KB...Konnected Clips: Finally a Way to Recycle Old Markers - Crayola ColorCycle

KB...Konnected Clips: Finally a Way to Recycle Old Markers - Crayola ColorCycle | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

I am happy to share with you that Crayola now has a program for recycling markers (any brand) and students can play a big part. It's calledColorCycle

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Great program I shared on my other blog. Every school where students use markers should participate. Win-win for everyone!

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BIG BLUE LIVE - 3 night TV/online event with amazing marine creatures - PBS - Aug. 31st - Sept. 2nd

BIG BLUE LIVE - 3 night TV/online event with amazing marine creatures - PBS - Aug. 31st - Sept. 2nd | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The late-summer confluence of whales and other sea life in California’s Monterey Bay is documented in #BigBlueLive. The 3-Night LIVE event airs August 31- September 2 8PM ET/PT.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 31, 1:42 AM

Sounds pretty cool.

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How to Schedule Gmail Messages with a Google Sheet

How to Schedule Gmail Messages with a Google Sheet | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Learn how to schedule email messages in Gmail, including recurring email, with a Google Sheet. Write the emails now and the sheet will send them automatically at a later date and time.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today

Free Technology for Teachers: The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Free Passes to National Parks for Fourth Graders for 2015-16 School Year

Free Passes to National Parks for Fourth Graders for 2015-16 School Year | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
For the 2015-16 school year, fourth graders in the United States can sign up for free admission (families included) to America’s national parks.
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Yay! I LOVE that families are included.

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat - TeachThought

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat - TeachThought | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development and gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology.

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NetSmartKids

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Videos, games and printables to teach kids about Internet safety.

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Nice for younger students.

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Back to School - Designed by Students

Back to School - Designed by Students | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
How cool is this?!!!! Staples collaborated with students at The Ron Clark Academy to design brand new school supplies.  The pupils went through the Design Process to create products that are useful...
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Epic! - Books for Kids

Epic! - Books for Kids | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Instant Access to Thousands of great kids books. Epic! is the first all-you-can-read eBook service for kids.


Introducing "Epic! for Educators," an entirely free version of our award-winning book reading app for all iOS and Android devices. Now available to all US and Canada-based elementary school teachers and librarians.

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add your insight ... The Epic App Brings Kids' Books To The iPad. Looks GREAT! Love that They have a free version for teachers and librarians. You need a school e-mail address to access.

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MadScripts! Classroom Game! Free Fill in the Blank Play Scripts

MadScripts! Classroom Game! Free Fill in the Blank Play Scripts | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
MadScripts! Classroom Game! Free Fill in the Blank Play Scripts

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Just like Mad Libs! Neat idea.

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Google Street View takes a hike through Australia's spectacular Northern Territory

Google Street View takes a hike through Australia's spectacular Northern Territory | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
You'll soon be able to take a virtual trek through Australia's red centre from your desk.

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Steps to Help Low-Income Students Direct Their Own Learning

Steps to Help Low-Income Students Direct Their Own Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

All kids an benefit from self-directed learning, but students need to learn how to communicate, disagree and create a caring community to make it work.


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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 27, 8:36 AM

The six C's of education in the future will require the socio-cultural balance and interaction within a 21st Century learning environment.

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As teachers we need to be a step ahead of technology in order to effectively deliver a modern teaching program that meets the needs of 21st century learners

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Eight Alternatives to Google Image Search

Eight Alternatives to Google Image Search | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

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BIG BLUE LIVE - 3 night TV/online event with amazing marine creatures - PBS - Aug. 31st - Sept. 2nd

BIG BLUE LIVE - 3 night TV/online event with amazing marine creatures - PBS - Aug. 31st - Sept. 2nd | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The late-summer confluence of whales and other sea life in California’s Monterey Bay is documented in #BigBlueLive. The 3-Night LIVE event airs August 31- September 2 8PM ET/PT.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so.

The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. 


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harloff's curator insight, August 27, 3:48 AM

Nice infographics av very informative.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 27, 7:14 AM

Facilitando el trabajo en el aula...6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, August 28, 5:40 PM

This is a great info graphic, but I would also add the importance of praising effort.

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Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice

Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Some of the recurring themes of my conference presentations and blog posts include: Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 We...

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Nice infographic!

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Michel Santiago del Pino's curator insight, August 13, 7:41 AM

Poder expresar la opinión y la elección propia es un Derecho negado históricamente a los menores y a todos los colectivos en desigualdad. La capacidad de hacer valer la opinión propia ya ha sido recogida en los Derechos del Niño y ratificada, en el caso español en 2011. La consideración de los menores estudiantes como coparticipes en la construcción de la sociedad ha de empezar en la escuela. Si se comprende en todo su alcance, la Alfabetización Mediática e Informacional aporta las herramientas para que la participación a través de la creación se haga sobre la base de la reflexión crítica, y la toma de decisión aquilatada. Ya sea de forma autónoma o la mucho más enriquecedora deliberación y creación cooperativa. Se sabe como se debe hacer, ahora lo importante es que se entienda que quererlo hacer es el mejor de los caminos.   

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 13, 1:01 PM

Jackie rocks! great infographic

David Allen Wizardgold's curator insight, August 14, 3:07 AM
It is a shame that many teachers are afraid of technology and won't allow it in the classroom. They see it as a challenge to their control of the students and subject matter within the classroom. To a certain extent it is reasonable because the technology can be used for things other than learning in the classroom. The teachers have a responsibility to get as many of the students to have learned the curriculum for the day and it can't be done if the students are stuck in Facebook.The next thing will be to change the examination system to support the use of new technology rather than requiring students hit the paper with those old-fashioned pens.I'd like to think that there is a way technology can be used as it should be within the classroom. If the students are allowed to make full use of 21st-century technology then maybe the teachers will be able to teach for the next century instead of being stuck in the last one.
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Calling All Makers! Look What You Can Build, Watch, Share & More With PBS Design Squad Nation

Calling All Makers! Look What You Can Build, Watch, Share & More With PBS Design Squad Nation | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"Our young people are super lucky to be involved in the Maker movement that is being embraced by schools and communities around the world.  It has brought innovation, creativity, tinkering, exploring and so much more into their lives and throughout education.

These spaces for our makers aren't just physical spaces.  They can also be found online and through wonderful apps being developed to bring making to our students no matter where they are. 

I have a new favorite place for just this!  It is called Design Squad Nation from our friends at PBS. It is filled with places for our makers to Play, Build, Watch, Share, and more!  I love how children can personalize their experience on this website by exploring all of the different places in a variety of topics such as Outdoors, Sports, Friendly, Art, Food, Animals and Heros." 


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I just love Design Squad! Looks like they have added some new features too. I hope you check it out.

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The 2015 National Back-To-School Guide: Free Resources for Students & Teachers - Blog

The 2015 National Back-To-School Guide: Free Resources for Students & Teachers - Blog | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
With the new school year right around the corner, buying much-needed essentials comes at a high cost, but have no fear — we've searched the web and found a plethora of websites and nonprofits that provide a helping hand to students and teachers. Here are 60 national and local organizations that offer free school supplies, lunch programs, online printables, …
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4Kids.org TechKNOWLEDGEy!

4Kids.org TechKNOWLEDGEy! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
4Kids.org The Latest TechKNOWLEDGEy on the Web!
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Just added 4Kids.org to my News and Magazines binder.  The site stays current and you can also view the archive. Nice for current events. http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/31492?tabid=cc46ce9c-e0d9-4eb9-afaa-4db0b351ba57

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NAEIR - FREE Supplies and More for Teachers!

NAEIR - FREE Supplies and More for Teachers! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

NAEIR  accepts excess inventory from corporate Donors and offers non-profit organizations access to Thousands of brand new, high-quality products for a fraction of retail cost.

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I've seen the haul of quite a few teachers. Great stuff! Everyone loves the site.

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I've seen the haul of quite a few teachers. Great stuff! Everyone loves the site.

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Don't Buy It | PBS KIDS GO!

Don't Buy It | PBS KIDS GO! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The Don't Buy It Web site encourages young people, especially those 9-11 years old, to think critically about media - television, radio, magazines, the Web, advertising, and more.
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The Great Gift of Reading Aloud

The Great Gift of Reading Aloud | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Meghan Cox Gurdon on the best books to read out loud

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Read alouds in the classroom, the best of.

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Keep Kids Learning This Summer with Google's Free Online Science Program

Keep Kids Learning This Summer with Google's Free Online Science Program | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Google has partnered with NASA, National Geographic, Khan Academy and other major organizations to teach kids science over the summer. It’s called Camp Google and the first week takes kids underwater.
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Google’s new vertical street view lets you climb Yosemite from your couch

Google’s new vertical street view lets you climb Yosemite from your couch | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Holy cow!

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