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Why Finland has the best schools

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The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, “Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States.” Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school i
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TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry

TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Timelines have become an indispensable part of the learning experience as they enable students to participate more actively in learning and acquire knowledge the easy way. In other words, timelines help students easily understand and memorize events and dates. But how easy it is to create them? Which are the best – and free- tools that you can use? In the following list you will find the TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers that are very effective, free and easy to use.
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Art Project - Google Cultural Institute

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The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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Vikki Coleman's curator insight, August 1, 2015 10:12 AM

I chose this resource because it takes you to The Google Cultural Institute where there are 586 galleries from around the world for students to explore.  It allows you to bring the museums into the classrooms.  It can be used in various content areas.  This seems like an awesome way to integrate technology. 

 

I hope others find this resource useful and are able to benefit from a virtual art gallery.

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Top Free Software Picks: Video Conferencing

Top Free Software Picks: Video Conferencing | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Brush your hair and iron your shirt because with these video conferencing programs you'll be coming in loud and clear.
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Vikki Coleman's curator insight, August 1, 2015 10:24 AM

I chose this article because it provides a list of free (or very little cost) video conferencing programs/apps/sites and explores the features of each.  It tells which allow one-to-one video conferencing and group conferencing.  Video conferencing is an excellent way to provide your students access to distance learning. 

 

I hope others find this resource useful with implementing video conferencing in the classroom.

 

 

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:37 PM

I chose this article because it provides a list of free (or very little cost) video conferencing programs/apps/sites and explores the features of each.  

 

I hope others find this resource useful with implementing video conferencing in the classroom.

 

 

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11 Amazing Sources for Online Professional Development for Teachers - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

11 Amazing Sources for Online Professional Development for Teachers - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Here is the list of eleven amazing sources for online professional development for teachers.
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Gone Google Story Builder

Gone Google Story Builder | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.
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Really cool site for students to create their own stories!

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Viddyad - Create a video ad online in minutes

Viddyad - Create a video ad online in minutes | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Viddyad lets you create a video commercial in a fast, easy and affordable way. Use our built-in content library or add your own, then publish your video online. Create your own video ad today!
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Teachers' Favored Web 2.0 Tools (EdSurge News)

Teachers' Favored Web 2.0 Tools (EdSurge News) | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
At 14.2 tweets/minute, #EdTechChat was moving on Monday,
August 19. (When school’s in session, #EdTechChat can log up to 2,000 tweets
during the hour with several hundred participants.) Susan Bearden, Sharon Plante,
and I co-moderated this week’s discussion on Web 2.0 tools, asking tweeps to
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Alternatives to Physical Clickers in the Classroom | ETC blog

Alternatives to Physical Clickers in the Classroom | ETC blog | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Ed Tech Challenge

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This is a free, self-paced, technology integration course. Save time, be more efficient, and start using technology to support your work as a teacher.
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Great Prezi about using technology and how to approach change.

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The Five Best Observation & Assessment Apps for Teachers

The Five Best Observation & Assessment Apps for Teachers | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
  Teachers must assess and observe student progress every day - no matter what the subject. Mobile apps make this easier than ever, enabling teachers to harness the incredible power of real ti...
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7 Places to Find Free Digital Content for Your Classroom - K-12 Tech Decisions

7 Places to Find Free Digital Content for Your Classroom - K-12 Tech Decisions | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it

reaMultimedia is king these days and the classroom is no exception. Here's our list of places where you can find good, digital content for your K-12 students.

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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters - into a visually stunning word cloud
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Learn Classroom Writing Tips with Google Docs

Learn Classroom Writing Tips with Google Docs | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Today’s guest post is brought to you by Andy Wolber. You can find more of Andy’s work in TechRepublic where he writes for the Google in the Enterprise newsletter.  We know it’s summer and teach...
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Video Publishing by Robin Good | ZEEF

Video Publishing by Robin Good | ZEEF | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.
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PicMonkey

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Editing your photos is easy with PicMonkey! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!
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6 Tech Tools to Flip your Faculty Meetings

6 Tech Tools to Flip your Faculty Meetings | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
With constrained time lines and a filled agenda, how do you allow everyone to contribute? How do you gain more valuable insights from the teachers and staff of your school? Flip it!
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ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo and turn them into fun web experiences that drive engagement.
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Top 100 Tools for Learning | Annual list compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Top 100 Tools for Learning | Annual list compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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28 Free and Cheap Resources to Help You Teach Common Core -- THE Journal

28 Free and Cheap Resources to Help You Teach Common Core -- THE Journal | Effective Integration of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
If you’re looking to invigorate your classroom with games, video, personalization and other student favorites, this list is a great place to start. And best of all, most of the tools below won’t cost you or your school a dime.
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