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Kindergarten Teacher Becomes A Millionaire Selling Lesson Plans

Kindergarten Teacher Becomes A Millionaire Selling Lesson Plans | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Deanna Jump, a 43-year-old kindergarten teacher in Georgia, has unexpectedly become a self-made millionaire -- by selling her lesson plans to other teachers.
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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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Teachers are always looking for an easy way to convert, here is the answer
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 27, 6:18 PM
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Useful tools. 
 
Le Dong Phuong's curator insight, April 27, 8:41 PM
often needed!
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 3:29 PM
Un article pas très utile pour le prof, mais il faut savoir que cela existe.
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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

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This is an engaging info-graphic to help teachers find the right tools to use in the classroom.

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Gordon Dahlby's comment, February 13, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, February 13, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 19, 5:10 AM

These and many other tools are available. But if you are a teacher, what do you think? Is it really necessary to have all these skills? There is so much content readily available online and if you can organise to prepare materials in teams, or have access to a PLN on or offline, then you can share the load. 

 

Some teachers and content creators have specific skills and their expertise can be used or accessed by anyone. Personally, I think it's good for teachers to be aware of the digital possibilities for their teaching context, but it is generally unrealistic for anyone to expect all teachers to become skilled in so many different areas. 

 

Is it not better to pick fewer areas more relevant to you and focus on them? Be a master of a few areas useful to you, not a jack of all trades feeling stressed that you are master of none. 

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Vizwik - A Visual Coding Tool for Making Mobile Apps

Vizwik  - A Visual Coding Tool for Making Mobile Apps | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

"It was very rewarding to see my App working on my phone in less than an hour." Gordie Klien, Teacher/Mentor Sign up now, it's free!


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 17, 3:23 AM
Vizwik is designed for Teachers to bring coding technology into classrooms and engage Students to develop computational thinking skills.
Chris Carter's curator insight, February 18, 8:14 AM

I will review this coding tool!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 19, 6:20 AM

Vizwik  - A Visual Coding Tool for Making Mobile Apps | @scoopit via @AnaCristinaPrts http://sco.lt/...

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The Only Google Drive Guide You’ll Ever Need to Read - @MakeUseOf

The Only Google Drive Guide You’ll Ever Need to Read - @MakeUseOf | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Google Drive is a fantastic resource for those who need free (or cheap) online storage space. It synchronizes beautifully with Google’s own suite of products, as well as several third-party services such as desktop email client Mailbird, productivity and organization software Evernote, and online communication tool Slack.

Here we take a complete look at how to use of the service, as well as offering some hints and tips along the way.

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Google Apps: Applying Conditional Formatting Across Sheets -- THE Journal

Google Apps: Applying Conditional Formatting Across Sheets -- THE Journal | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Common wisdom says you just can't apply conditional formatting in a Google Apps spreadsheet using data from a different sheet. But here at THE Journal, we laugh in the face of wisdom, common or otherwise. But is such jocularity is justified? Read on.
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6 Awesome Things You Can Do in iOS 8’s New and Improved Messages

6 Awesome Things You Can Do in iOS 8’s New and Improved Messages | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Now that the dust of its rather bumpy launch has settled — third-party keyboards fully functional and Apple Pay up and running — we can finally explore the new mobile operating system’s cool new features. To remove yourself from a conversation, tap Details and then scroll down to Leave this Conversation.
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These are some useful tips that fix some of the more annoying features of texting.

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Google Classroom: Office Hours or Video Tutoring - TeacherTech

Google Classroom: Office Hours or Video Tutoring - TeacherTech | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

"If you are using Google Classroom you may want to consider adding a permalink to a Google Hangout (GHO) onto the “About” section of Google Classroom. This creates a permanent video call that you can use for office hours, to schedule informal meetings with students or for having tutoring hours."


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I could see this being used for students that may have to go home to take care of younger siblings and may not be able to stay after school for extra help.

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Three Great Text to Speech Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Great Text to Speech Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

"Are you tired of reading texts ? Here are three great free Chrome extensions that you can use to have text read to you. All of these extensions are free and are easy to use. I started the list with Announcify which is my favourite among them all but the two other add-ons are pretty good as well. Try them out and share with us what you think of them."


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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Glean — Find the best videos in education for you | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework

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Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:45 PM

Hay material interesante para algunos cursos preclinicos de la carrera de medicina, como calculo, quimica organica, etc...

Mack James's curator insight, March 12, 2014 8:33 PM

More resources for you to use :)

Carlos Silva's curator insight, January 8, 9:06 PM

añada su visión ...

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Essay-Grading Software Seen as Time-Saving Tool

Essay-Grading Software Seen as Time-Saving Tool | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Teachers are eager for new tools to help students develop into better writers, but critics question the ability of the software to critique writing.
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4 Powerful Chrome Apps for Teaching Students to Type Fast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Powerful Chrome Apps for Teaching Students to Type Fast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

"Looking for some powerful apps to help your kids and students type fast? The selection below features some of the most popular typing apps in Chrome app store. As usual I only picked what I think are relevant for an educational context such as the classroom. Have a look and share with your colleagues:"


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In my district we used to have a keyboarding class for 6th graders, but it was cut out of our curriculum years ago.  Now we are finding that students are lacking in this necessary skill as many of the devices they use are point and click or swiping motions.

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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

Mary Mourton's curator insight, March 17, 11:55 AM

Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.
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Worth a quick readover with some good ideas for the classroom.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Backchannel & Informal Assessment Tools Compared in One Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Backchannel & Informal Assessment Tools Compared in One Chart | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

Last winter I made a series of charts in which I compared popular ed tech tools. I'm now going through those charts and removing some tools and adding some new ones.


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A Handy Classroom Poster Featuring 6 Safe Search Engines for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Classroom Poster Featuring 6 Safe Search Engines for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

A Handy Classroom Poster Featuring 6 Safe Search Engines for Kids https://t.co/wefkVL5UPQ #3rdchat #4thchat #5thchat


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'Tis the Season for Giving Thanks and Giving Back! #ThanksEdTechContest

'Tis the Season for Giving Thanks and Giving Back! #ThanksEdTechContest | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Tweet about your favorite tool for a chance to win $50.
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Tweet out your favorite Ed Tech tool on Graphite for a chance to win $50

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10 Google App Tricks You Need to Know

10 Google App Tricks You Need to Know | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
"Hello, Google." 
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Although Many of these suggestions are for personal uses, a crafty educator would find applicable ways to use these capabilities in the classroom.

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Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s Skype software will start translating voice calls between people today. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate...

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Students and teachers: You may be eligible to get Office for free! - Office Blogs

Students and teachers: You may be eligible to get Office for free! - Office Blogs | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
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Free on up to 5 devices, including IOS devices, with a qualifying school account.

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50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
The 50 tips and projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to incorporate Twitter into important and lasting lessons.

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This will come in handy for my Professional Development presentation next Tuesday which includes the use of twitter as an educator.

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Useful Tools to Help Your Maintain Your Class Website or Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Useful Tools to Help Your Maintain Your Class Website or Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

"But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know."


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:41 PM

Las 63 cosas que el estudiante debe saber en este Mundo Digital ... y que el Maestro debería poder enseñar.

Cynthia Duncalfe's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:22 PM

Some relevant insights here - worth the read.

Selena Knight's curator insight, November 5, 2014 9:08 AM

Great conversation starters or writing prompts.

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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

"Below is a list I have been working on for awhile now. the list features some very useful Math websites specifically handpicked for teachers to use with their students. The initial list I compiled contained over 40 websites but as I reviewed it deeper I decided to take some out and keep the rest here. I invite you to have a loom and share with your colleagues. "


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Jane Marsh's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:24 AM

I need to take a look at these.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 27, 2014 7:14 AM
20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Sharrock's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:27 PM

math websites 

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The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it

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Wendy Farren-Price's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:52 PM

I have use some of these mind mapping tools but am eager to try a few more!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:00 PM

Writing teachers: what provides idea generation and note taking, plus incredible memory training?  Yes mindmapping.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 2014 9:00 PM

More tools for writing, organizing ideas and brainstorming.

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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | Educational Technology Advancements | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 27, 2014 6:26 AM

thanks it's very useful and easy to manage!

Al Post's curator insight, April 27, 2014 12:56 PM

This looks interesting...may push the boundaries of some school districts with regard to their smartphone policies.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:15 AM

On recommendation from Mrs. Akin, we have tried this app and love it! You can create custom quizzes and download class data, much like you can with a CPS system. Check it out and see how you like it! There are quizzes already created by other teachers that you can try or you can create your own.