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Free text to speech software with Naturally Sounding Voices -- Free NaturalReader

Free text to speech software with Naturally Sounding Voices -- Free NaturalReader | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
text to speech software for naturally sounding voices. Let your computer read most documents with naturally sounding voices and convert text to MP3, or text to WAV files, text to audio files, read text aloud, download free text to speech software now text readers, computer reader, Reader, online reader, talking text, voice text. naturally sounding voices, TTS, learning disability, reading disability, visual impaired, low vision, text to speech solutions, text to MP3, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Screen Reader, Dyslexia Software, Dyslexia.

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7 Ways to Use Technology With Purpose

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From educator and speaker A.J. Juliani comes this thoughtful list of 7 different ways we can all use technology with purpose.

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Top 4 Places to Find Free MOOCs from Prestigious Universities

Top 4 Places to Find Free MOOCs from Prestigious Universities | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, and teens

SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, and teens | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Lexile leveled current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, March 7, 2015 5:04 PM

Great articles on current events. Free!

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

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A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens' research habits are changing in the digital age

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 5, 2015 10:03 AM

Crunchy and ever so important to read.

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Concerned About Copyright? A Guide For Legally Using Images On The Web

Concerned About Copyright? A Guide For Legally Using Images On The Web | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Every creation is copyrighted by default. If in doubt whether or not you can use it, ask the creator. If you cannot identify the copyright owner, better don't use the material. And if you do use someone else's work, whether with explicit permission or based on a generic license, be sure to credit your source.…

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 3, 2014 5:19 PM

Very well done guide about using images found online.  It even guides you through asking permission to use a photo you found.

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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.

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The Evil Side of Google

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There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.
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Points that students should be aware of.

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The Rise of Positive Psychology - All In The Mind -

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Would you like to be happier? Nobody says no to that question, which is why the massive self-help industry continues to flourish—but is happiness really the goal we should be striving for?

‘I’d like to think about happiness as less of being that sort of over-caffeinated, extremely jolly, big smiley face approach to life, which actually in many cases is really unrealistic, and much more about having a meaningful, fulfilled life in which you are connected to your sense of purpose, your values, connected to who you are,’ says Anthony Grant, director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney.

‘That certainly doesn’t exclude bad times in your life. So I like to think of happiness as really the life well lived.’


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David Hain's curator insight, May 19, 2015 4:14 AM

‘I think that once you get into the habit of thinking constructively, those skills develop over time,’ `Anthony Grant. Way to go for leaders!

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Did you ever think the day would come when you read the title: 40 uses for smartphones in school. Well it's here now. Read on to see what these uses are.

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5 Essential Tools for Protecting Student Privacy Online

5 Essential Tools for Protecting Student Privacy Online | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Protecting student privacy and making sure online environments are safe and secure in schools is a very big deal.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 10, 2015 10:17 PM

Some great links on here for districts going 1 to 1.

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Gener

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Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies

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8 Great TED Talks to Watch with Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great TED Talks to Watch with Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, February 20, 2015 8:00 AM

Wow, #futureofLearning in inspired action...

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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.

 

Proactive Knowledge

I want my students to know the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship. I teach them about these aspects and how to use them. While I go into these Ps in detail in my book Reinventing Writing, here are the basics:

 

1. Passwords2. Privacy3. Personal Information4. Photographs5. Property6. Permission7. Protection8. Professionalism9. Personal Brand

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/

 


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Angela Coves Soler's curator insight, October 27, 2014 5:04 AM
This is a very interesting book.
Terheck's curator insight, October 30, 2014 11:35 AM

Un article très intéressant de Vicki Davis qui va me servir de base pour construire un cours sur la citoyenneté numérique.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:40 PM

In today's society, we need to teach our students how to be good digital citizens. How many of the 9 Ps have you been already teaching?

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The Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits Volume XII: September 2014

The Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits Volume XII: September 2014 | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

OK, so it’s a new month and that can only mean one thing… It’s time for the latest edition of the Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits List! So, what’s in it for you? Lots of cool tools, infographics and edtech humor!

 

Just hover over the interactive image below to reveal a flashback of September’s most popular resources for leveling up the learning in your classroom.

 

 


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Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies

Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Stacey Campo's curator insight, September 24, 2014 3:25 PM

We can always use a refresher

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Turn Your iPad into a Smartboard

Turn Your iPad into a Smartboard | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Many of us in the ESL world are regularly watching well-to-do schools getting the latest and greatest in smartboard technology while we are left with the computer someone dusted off from the basement.
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Nice reminder of how versatile the iPad is...

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