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Integrating technology with teaching and learning at Northwestern.
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The 4 Best Free Alternatives To Microsoft PowerPoint

The 4 Best Free Alternatives To Microsoft PowerPoint | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

I have used all four of these presenation tools.  They all offer some great features for presenations.


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Teacher Technotopia!: 60 IN 60

Teacher Technotopia!: 60 IN 60 | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

ISTE hands-on workshop is called "60 in 60: 60 Web Tools in 60 minutes". I went to a workshop by this guy last year at ISTE... His idea is to share a bunch of tools for you to go explore after a basic introcution.  It's a great compilation of ideas and resources from Philadelphia's Brandon Lutz.  This link is to a summary of all his suggested tools... complete with links!


60 web Tools in 60 Minutes ISTE Workshop Cheat Sheet


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The 21st Century Classroom InfoGraphic!

The 21st Century Classroom InfoGraphic! | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

The classroom of the future is on our doorstep. We’re getting slapped in the face with technology, flipped classroom models, and all kinds of innovative ideas.


So what is the current state of the 21st century classroom? How many teachers have computers in their classroom? What are the 3 biggest reasons to use technology in your classroom? A new infographic from Open Colleges spells it out. 


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StoryJumper: publish your own children's book.

StoryJumper: publish your own children's book. | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
StoryJumper: publish your own children's book. StoryJumper is a site which allows the user to create and publish storybooks. The user can decide if the book is available to the public or private. Teachers are able to create classroom accounts.
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MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love

MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love...organize web content... Articles... Videos ... Etc. and share them with your class.
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Piktochart

Piktochart | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
Piktochart App, Creating Engaging Presentations...infograhic creation tool... These are great tools for Presenting info graphically ...imagine the learning potential for students to create and share their own infograhics!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Technology to Inspire Students in Language Arts

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Technology to Inspire Students in Language Arts | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
English teacher who uses tech in teaching to engage!
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A Conversation with a 21st Century Teacher |

A Conversation with a 21st Century Teacher | | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
This is an example of what we are trying to do at Northwestern!
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Technology Is Not a Silver Bullet

Technology Is Not a Silver Bullet | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

While teachers were taught how to physically use the system, they were not given sufficient instruction on how to integrate the technology into their classrooms.

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13 Free Web Annotation Tools for Teachers to Draw, Add Notes, and Highlight Sections on A Web page

13 Free Web Annotation Tools for Teachers to Draw, Add Notes, and Highlight Sections on A Web page | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Web annotation tools are among the most important elements the 21st century digital kit educators need to have. These are free services that allow you to interact with web content by adding notes, commenting , highlighting, bookmarking and sharing. This site includes a list of 13 Web Annotation tools for teachers / students containing some of the best web annotation tools for teachers to use when navigating the net. Using these tools, teachers will be able to easily capture and draw on a webpage to point out specific elements to share with others.

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Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)

Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core) | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Catlin Tucker presented at ISTE 2012.  This is a summary of her slides that focus on using Google EDU for teaching writing to foster collaboaration and collaboration while addressing the Common Core.

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One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps

One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

10 very good teaching and learning apps for the classroom.

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Like Socrative.....so many uses in the classroom, especially if incorporating bring your own device....
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20 Must-See Teaching Tools Coming To Your Classroom Very Soon

20 Must-See Teaching Tools Coming To Your Classroom Very Soon | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

"While the tools of today are great, there are even more great technological teaching tools and practices on the horizon, many of which are just starting to be adopted in the classroom or are just making it out of the developmental stages. These tools offer new and often very promising ways to connect with students and improve the quality of education offered in schools."


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Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Social Studioes Teachers  - This online collection is a joint presentation of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions of the Library of Congress and includes more than 200 photographs from the Prints and Photographs Division that are now made available to the public for the first time.


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Social Media for Teachers: Special Education Hashtags

Social Media for Teachers: Special Education Hashtags | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
This article is a collection of Twitter hashtags that are relevant for special education teachers as well as parents and other special education advocates.
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Board800 : Flex / Flash / Red5 based Interactive Whiteboard

Board800 : Flex / Flash / Red5 based Interactive Whiteboard | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
Board800 allows users to collaborate via online whiteboards. This is currently a free service that allows the user to generate a code to begin a whiteboard session. The code can be shared with the participants whether they be in the room or across the continent. (middle, high)

Use the site to create shapes, draw freeform, and insert text or pictures. You can even work with multiple boards at once.
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Educational Technology Guy: NearPod - create and share lessons on iPads in classroom - free

Educational Technology Guy: NearPod - create and share lessons on iPads in classroom - free | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
Near podia an incredible presentation tool that allows you to send your presentation...including graphics...text...images.... Video...survey questions...animations...questions for students to respond...etc. all of this can be sent from the teacher to student iPads, iPods, or iPhones... The teacher controls what the kids see on their screens and sees their responses. Near pod is coming out with an Android and windows student viewer. Much potential here.
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40 Open Education Resources You Should Know About | Edudemic

40 Open Education Resources You Should Know About | Edudemic | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
40 open source sites for Education.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
BYOD reasons it is avoid idea!
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The Top 17 Free Digital Stotytelling Apps for The iPad

The Top 17 Free Digital Stotytelling Apps for The iPad | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Below is a list of some of the best free digital storytelling tools available for the iPad.

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Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most [INFOGRAPHIC]

Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most [INFOGRAPHIC] | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

When doing homework, many students turn to the same websites as they do when they're surfing the web.  This site includes a very interesting InfoGraphic about student research.

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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.  This site suggest 33 skills that teachers in the 21st Century should learn to have.  Interesting food for thought!

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Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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10 Free, Must Have Web 2.0 Tools for Your Teaching & Training Needs

10 Free, Must Have Web 2.0 Tools for Your Teaching & Training Needs | Education Technology @ NWR7 | Scoop.it

This site includes 10 free Web 2.0 tools that work great in the classroom.  

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