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Ten Safe Social Networking Sites For Kids : NPR

Ten Safe Social Networking Sites For Kids : NPR | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

As more preteens crave an online social hub of their own, websites are cropping up to serve them. Common Sense Media offers a guide to some of the options.


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16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/obkceD8wZt via @medkh9

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:07 PM

Awesome tools to get cracking on your vocab!

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The Complete Guide to Twitter Lingo

The Complete Guide to Twitter Lingo | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Take a look through our handy list of Twitter lingo for a complete glossary of terms you may come across in tweets.

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Certainly a good resource to keep on hand.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:01 PM

I really love the MT

EdTechSandyK's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:09 AM

There are some codes/abbreviations here that I don't see often or never see in the edutwitter world, but it's great to peruse this list in case something comes up. I have started to see "ICYMI" and now I know what that means!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:29 PM

Great resource for new Tweeters!

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Recite - Can I quote you?

Recite - Can I quote you? | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Recite

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Neat way to turn a quote or saying into a poster. Type in your text chooses a background template, and presto. You have a neat poster to hang or frame. Posters can be shared via Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook or with a link.

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Gumersindo Fernández's curator insight, October 25, 2013 9:57 AM

Para decorar las citas.

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 26, 2013 1:30 PM

Turn a favorite quote in to a poster.

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Awesome Screenshot Extension for Google Chrome | Google Gooru

Awesome Screenshot Extension for Google Chrome | Google Gooru | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: PBS Math Club - Short Interactive Math Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: PBS Math Club - Short Interactive Math Videos | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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New PBS Math YouTube channel that students can interact with. Love that students are the hosts/teachers.

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools.
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Via ASCD SmartBrief "From brain-based to project-based learning, educators nationwide are experimenting with new teaching and learning strategies that focus on how children learn. This article highlights five key trends, including incorporating music into lessons to improve retention; using games, such as Minecraft and SimCity, to teach academic subjects; and cultivating creativity and curiosity in the classroom."

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Color with Leo - Free Art Game for Kids

Color with Leo - Free Art Game for Kids | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Free educational site for kids! Play online games, interactive art activities and print coloring pages. Learn about colors and how to draw.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill: Gourmet Burritos and Tacos

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Gourmet Burritos and Tacos | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

This Halloween, come into any Chipotle dressed in costume from 4pm to close, and you’ll score a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos for just $3. All proceeds up to $1,000,000 will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

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How about a delicious "Boorito"? Chipotle is offering $3 burritos to customers wearing Halloween costumes after 4 p.m. on October 31st. Share with parents and students! Love me some Chipolte!!!

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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"In recognition of the widespread use of iPads in schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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csleynse's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Utility and project based learning apps for teachers and specialists. Worth checking out!

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carldowse's curator insight, January 19, 8:43 AM

Productivity and teaching apps - old and new -  listed and even easier to find now

Monika Macias's curator insight, February 22, 12:10 AM

Apple finally gives us our own category! 

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Blacked Out Government Websites Available Through Wayback Machine | Internet Archive Blogs

Blacked Out Government Websites Available Through Wayback Machine | Internet Archive Blogs | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Congress has caused the U.S. federal government to shut down and important websites have gone dark.  Fortunately, we have the Wayback Machine to help.

Many government sites are displaying messages saying that they are not being updated or maintained during the government shut down. 

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Via @scsdmedia 

Use the Wayback Machine to access archived captures of many shut down government sites including  National Park Service and the Library of Congress.

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The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children [Infographic]

The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children [Infographic] | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
This handy visual guide explores technology use by young children. How much and what do they use, and is it appropriate?

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Paul's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:16 AM

Great infographic - we always me to consider the human element when we integrate technology into the classroom.

AnnC's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:37 PM

Lots of great information addressing access to and use of technology by children!

Jonathan Climas's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:16 PM

I love visuals! This works well to show how we can integrate technology with school and kids. 

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An Epic Mashup of Science and Hip Hop

An Epic Mashup of Science and Hip Hop | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Here's a great example of how to make learning culturally relevant and to tap into students' interests, as demonstrated by teachers at one Bronx school.

Via John Evans
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This idea could be used for any subject. Simply awesome!

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John Evans's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:17 AM

This is an awesome example of making learning relevant no matter what the content area! Love it! !

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5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Death by PowerPoint is a popular term. It’s unfair that PowerPoint gets the stick as there are more than a few presentation tools around. As anyone who has taken the pains to make a memorable PowerPoint presentation will tell you – the secret of the steak is in the sizzle. The sizzle also comes and stops at creativity. If you have creativity by your side, you can use PowerPoint as your canvas.


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Progressive training's curator insight, October 26, 2013 3:34 PM

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations 

Karen Ford's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:53 PM

I think "death by PowerPoint" is used so often because so many users have not "taken the pains to make a memorable..." presentation and the concept of creativity might not have even been considered. Not totally sure what the answer is, but I do believe that if more individuals could have their eyes opened to the potential that PowerPoint has, we might be able to get passed the "death" issue. That means we have to get the great ideas to the teachers and  their students... not just telling them, but perhaps showing them...

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:08 PM

PPT is here to stay. We should learn all of its features and be imaginative in how we use it.

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George Washington's World for Kids: Play games about our first president.

George Washington's World for Kids: Play games about our first president. | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

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15 iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity

15 iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"I am revisiting this topic of enhancing students creativity using iPad apps for the second time this year.


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10 Video Production Quick Tips for YOUR classroom!

10 Video Production Quick Tips for YOUR classroom! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Welcome to the 22nd  episode of the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Jon Samuelson.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about cu...
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I love these podcasts. Full of great ideas, news, tips, etc. sign up for their newsletter and be notified when new content is added. Great resource!

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Free e-Book: Acing Math (One Deck at a Time)

Free e-Book: Acing Math (One Deck at a Time) | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Acing Math (One Deck At A Time!) is a collection of math games ranging from Kindergarten to the upper elementary grades, using only an ordinary deck of playing cards.  There are games covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percents, decimals, patterns, positive and negative integers, as well as many others.  - See more at: http://edgalaxy.com/journal/2012/7/20/free-e-book-acing-math-one-deck-at-a-time.html#sthash.Ee1xT9e7.dpuf

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Excellent free resource! All you need is a deck of cards.

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Bringing the Real World to Your Classroom

Bringing the Real World to Your Classroom | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Bringing the Real World to Your Classroom
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Ideas!

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Talking heads - see what are paintings are saying! - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool museums

Talking heads - see what are paintings are saying! - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool museums | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Ask our Talking Heads paintings a question and see them come to life. Discover the people behind the paintings at the Walker!
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Paintings come to life! -Seven  portrait paintings come to life to tell you about themselves. Select a question from the menu and watch and listen as the paintings speak to you. Neat! I wish there were more.

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How To View Your Most Repinned Posts On Pinterest

How To View Your Most Repinned Posts On Pinterest | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
This article will teach you how to view most repinned on Pinterest using Pinterest web analytics.
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Youtube Downloader - Best Ways to Download Youtube Videos

Youtube Downloader - Best Ways to Download Youtube Videos | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Here are the best YouTube downloaders, which allow you to download youtube video offline on your computer, tablet, mobile . with a software, plugin & other tricks

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Show Me the Strategies

Show Me the Strategies | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Don't miss this. Whether you are a first year teacher or been "teaching for years" (like me) this is a great list of strategies to keep on hand.

Show Me the Strategies, compiled by Donna Sears and Linda Stewart, is an UNBELIEVABLY comprehensive list of strategies that can be used throughout lessons, beginning, middle and end.

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The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children [Infographic]

The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children [Infographic] | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
This handy visual guide explores technology use by young children. How much and what do they use, and is it appropriate?

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Paul's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:16 AM

Great infographic - we always me to consider the human element when we integrate technology into the classroom.

AnnC's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:37 PM

Lots of great information addressing access to and use of technology by children!

Jonathan Climas's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:16 PM

I love visuals! This works well to show how we can integrate technology with school and kids. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Map Your Recipe Shows Students Where Their Food Really Comes From

Free Technology for Teachers: Map Your Recipe Shows Students Where Their Food Really Comes From | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"Map Your Recipe http://bit.ly/1ed3hSD is a neat use of Google Maps that I recently learned about through Larry Ferlazzo's http://bit.ly/1asCcbl excellent blog. Map Your Recipe allows you to enter a recipe and find out where the vegetables in that recipe were first domesticated. According to the creator of the site the purpose of doing this is to show how few truly local ingredients go into many of our favorite meals. You can try Map Your Recipe with one of the sample recipes or you can enter a recipe of your own."


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Yummy!

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