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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I recently received a request for some suggested online chart creation tools..."


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Really like the Lucidchart tool! 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 13, 2015 11:11 AM

Apps for Google doc integration and creation of charts.

Locke Chastaine's curator insight, February 13, 2015 3:08 PM

I always struggle with graphics. 

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, February 15, 2015 10:10 AM

#tecnicas

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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2

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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2 | Piktochart Infographic Editor

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 5, 7:47 AM
This is an excellent infographic to use along with facilitation and course design along with your STEM based integrated online learning.
sdoukakis's curator insight, June 10, 11:18 AM
Ένας χρήσιμος οδηγός για τον τρόπο που μπορεί να συνεργαστεί ο e-tutor με τους μαθητές του.
Sandy Loucks's curator insight, August 18, 10:31 AM
Nice grahic that puts it all together
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5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging

5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Is PowerPoint a useful teaching tool? A few days ago on the Teaching English - British Council Facebook page there was a discussion about PowerPoint - Do you love it or hate it? The discussion linked to an article by Rob Lewis who talked about ways PowerPoint could be used in class. In an earlier post he…

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Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

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Marie Christine Masse's curator insight, March 30, 8:06 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

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Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 9:25 PM

Thinking of doing a PowerPoint for your next classroom presentation? Check out this resource to assist you in creating a more interesting and engaging presentation that your audience will love.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

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Placing Literature maps book scenes in the real world

Placing Literature maps book scenes in the real world | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Placing Literature maps book scenes in the real world."


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Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, June 29, 2013 5:18 AM

Une piste intéressante...

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wonderful

 

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7 Shocking Google Earth GIFs of Human Impact on Earth

7 Shocking Google Earth GIFs of Human Impact on Earth | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

There’s no doubt about it, humans have reshaped the earth more in the last two hundred years than at any other time in our history… and the last 25 years are no different. 

 

Google has released a new “interactive map experience” allowing users to view archived satellite data over the last quarter century, giving us perhaps the most clear and valuable view of our recent impact on earth.


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Why is this blocked in my School!?!?!

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(Lesson 1) Build Your Own Lightsaber (BYOL) Lab, Introduction: Introduction

"Learn to build your own Lightsaber just like young Jedi do! Along the way, learn about electronics, basic machining, assembly, and the ways of the Jedi. By the end of the lab, you will have built a functioning, battle-ready Lightsaber that you can wield like a master Jedi. This class is highly engaging and will have you anxious to build! This course also makes for a great parent-child project to do over the weekend or as an enrichment activity for your son/daughter. The online delivery of the course makes it a perfect option for home schooled children as well. 
What will I learn?"


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It's not a cheap classroom project but but what fun!!

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12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy

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Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, January 13, 9:23 AM

Here are 12 great videos you need to check out.  

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 25, 4:23 AM

Les sessions TED méritent d'être davantage connues, aussi pour les enseignants.

Les Parents Engagés's curator insight, February 2, 4:43 PM

Oui bon c'est en anglais.....mais TED c'est quand même souvent "amazing"....

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Mystery Skye Request Form

Mystery Skye Request Form | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Hello from Alabama! Last year, our 4th grade Alabama history class Mystery Skyped with classes from all 50 states. We now have a new 4th grade class and we are ready to do it again! To set up a Mystery Skype with us, please complete the form below.
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Hexbug Aquabots Review and Science Project Ideas

Hexbug Aquabots Review and Science Project Ideas | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Great idea for a classroom pet, too!

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Doodle4Google - WHAT MAKES ME ... ME

Doodle4Google - WHAT MAKES ME ... ME | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"For this year’s contest, students can create a doodle that tells the world “What makes me…me.” Kids have all kinds of things that make them unique, so they can use all kinds of materials to create their doodles, from crayons, to clay, to graphic design, even food and video games.

 

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2015 Doodle 4 Google contest. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from October 19, 2015 to December 7, 2015."


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Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today?

Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today? | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"“Show What You Know With Media” is a book series and website created by Dr. Wesley Fryer to serve as a menu, handbook, andmap for teacher-leaders and learners in the twenty-first century who seek to develop digital literacies as multimedia communicators and help students “show what they know with media.” * Mapping Media to the Curriculum (Volume I) explores the first six products in the framework: Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, Radio Shows, 5 Photo Stories, Visual Notetaking, and Narrated Slideshows / Screencasts. Videos in each chapter (hosted on YouTube) are directly linked for compatible eReaders and also linked via QR codes, so readers can optionally use a smartphone to view them."


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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:02 PM

Try it and experience the differentiated engagement in learning!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 27, 2015 8:04 AM

#StoryTelling #STEM #STEAM #Media #SlideShow

Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, October 27, 2015 1:35 PM

This creative-commons licensed site is chock-full of ideas for how kids can show off what they know by CREATING it!  Very exciting.  Plus, I like that they called it "media."  Good idea.  Put the media in our own hands!

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Flippity.net: Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff

Flippity.net: Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Flashcard are an efficient way for students to study.

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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
This is a sponsored post. I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, October 18, 2015 11:19 AM

añada su visión ...

Jan Klassiek's curator insight, October 19, 2015 7:38 AM

Weer een goede tip van Ana Cristina Pratas op Scoop.it (Digital Delights for Learners, Sites for learning and developing creativity)!

Natuurlijk, hoewel steeds minder een bezwaar, het is in het Engels, maar wat een rijkdom...

Om door te snuffelen en ter inspiratie!

 

Hierbij ook de rechtstreekse link: http://childhood101.com/2014/07/35-resources-to-encourage-inquiry-inventive-thinking/

 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, October 23, 2015 11:23 PM

Check this out. It's a really neat list with lots of goodies.

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ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf

ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Binders with interactive activities, tools, & platforms


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Using Live Binders is easy!

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Thats incredibly good
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Thats incredibly good
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nice

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Rewordify.com | Understand what you read

Rewordify.com | Understand what you read | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can:
 - Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension
 - Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary
-  Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons
 - Help improve learning outcomes


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This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology's curator insight, April 1, 5:30 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Clairelouise's curator insight, April 1, 6:54 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, April 2, 2:02 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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How to Quickly Create a Custom Excel Template to Save Time

How to Quickly Create a Custom Excel Template to Save Time | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Excel templates are universally useful — they can help you keep your finances in order, manage a project, and organize your life. We show you how to create your own custom template.
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Google Timelapse Shows How Earth Has Changed in 28 Years

Google Timelapse Shows How Earth Has Changed in 28 Years | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google
Classroom

September 22, 2015
Google Classroom allows you to easily create, share and collect assignments with your students paperlessly. Being integrated with other services such as Gmail, Drive and Google Docs, Classroom provides teachers with an intuitive platform preeminently geared towards enhancing the assignment flow between teachers and students.

As a teacher, you have access to several features related to your assignments. You can, for example, use the same assignment in different classes. You can also choose whether you want your students to work on individual copies of the assignment or work on the same copy. Moreover, Classroom lets you share individualized feedback with your students and track how they are faring on their assignments.

Here is an illustrative visual from Google Class help page explaining the assignment flow between teachers and students:



To create an assignment on Google Classroom, follow these instructions as stated in Help page:

1- Sign in to Classroom at classroom.google.com.
2- Select a class.
3- Click at the bottom, and click Create assignment.
4- Enter the title of the assignment.
5- Enter any additional instructions if needed.
6- (Optional) Click Due date to select a date from the calendar. By default, the assignment is due the next day. To create an assignment with no due date, click .
7- (Optional) Click Time to select a time from the drop-down list or enter a custom time.
8- Click Save.
9- (Optional) To upload a file, click , select the file and click Upload.
10- (Optional) To attach a Google Drive item, such as a Google Doc, a Slides presentation, or another file from Drive:

Click .
Locate and select the relevant item and click Add.

11- (Optional) If you attach a Drive item, choose how students can interact with the item. Click Students can view file next to the attached item to set the appropriate option:

Select Students can view file if you want all students to read the same file, but not change it.
Select Students can edit file if you want all students to make changes in the same file.
Select Make a copy for each student if you want each student to have an individual copy of the file that they can change as needed.

12- (Optional) To attach a YouTube video, click and choose one of these options:
To attach a video link:

Click URL.
Enter the link for the YouTube video and click Add.

To search for a video to attach:

Click Video search.
Enter keywords in the YouTube search bar.
Click the video that you want to attach and click Add.

13- To attach a link, enter the relevant link text and click Add.
14- If you decide that you don't need the attachment, click X next to the attachment.
15- (Optional) To give the assignment to another class as well, click the class name next to the attachment icons and select any additional classes.
16- Do one of the following options:

If you want to post the assignment immediately, click Assign.
If you want to save the assignment for a later date, click the arrow next to Assign and select Save draft.

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