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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - YouTube Channel

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - YouTube Channel | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The official YouTube Channel of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, kids can get nose to nose with a goat, ...
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Educational and fun!

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Free Nutrition Games for Kids

Chef Solus Complete List of Games!
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Nice selection of games teaching about nutrition, food, and being active..

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Animals Myths & Legends - Stories, Myths, legends, fables and Animal facts from Oban the Knowledge Keeper - Planet Ozkids

Animals Myths & Legends - Stories, Myths, legends, fables and Animal facts from Oban the Knowledge Keeper - Planet Ozkids | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Oban the Knowledge Keeper's tales of Animals Myths and Legends. Read amazing stories, solve puzzles, play games, meet a dragon and help save a world. Find out how Oban the Knowledge Keeper needs our myths and legends to save his world. Send Oban your own stories.
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Some of the Goals for this Site
  • Explore myths and legends of many cultures involving animals
  • Encourage children to find out more about animals and the natural world
  • Present factual information about indigenous people related to myths and legends
  • Present factual information about the animals mentioned in myths and legends
  • Encourage children to think about issues faced by indigenous people and about concepts and issues for the future development of our world and all its people
  • Stimulate children to find out more about the legends and myths of their own country and other cultures
  • Encourage children to identify common themes occurring in different cultures.
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Fun, Effective Classroom Games for all Grades

Fun, Effective Classroom Games for all Grades
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5 games that are easily adapted to most any subject.

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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, 2015 5:35 PM

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

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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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FREE NUTRITION GAMES FOR KIDS

FREE NUTRITION GAMES FOR KIDS | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Nice selection of games teaching about nutrition, food, and being active..

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The iPad as the Teacher's Pet | Visual.ly

The iPad as the Teacher's Pet | Visual.ly | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The infographic is all about verbs, that is, the things you can do with an iPad. Those actions include showing your screen on a projector, managing th
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Chicago needs more school librarians - Chicago

Chicago needs more school librarians - Chicago | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
I recall reading national headlines in 2013 regarding massive closures in Chicago Public Schools. Though deemed drastic by many, the underlying principle was that the changes were designed to provide students with new resources needed for a quality education. One of the selling points was that closures would give Chicago Public Schools the resources to provide …
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National STEM Centre

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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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Multiple Intelligences Self Assessment

Multiple Intelligences Self Assessment | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Quick self assessment quiz.

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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, 2015 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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