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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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Khawar Ijaz's curator insight, January 2, 2015 6:18 AM

you can watch indian dramas on line http://www.dramashush.com/

Westcoast Reader's curator insight, March 5, 2015 10:59 PM

Very useful!

Heatherstreasure's curator insight, June 7, 2015 9:40 PM

A great list of Sites where you can find free photos for your blog!  

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Using headphones to take photos with iPad or iPhone - Dave Foord's Weblog

Using headphones to take photos with iPad or iPhone - Dave Foord's Weblog | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"I recently learnt a little known iPad/iPhone trick – that is really useful, especially for people using an iPad in a teaching and learning situation. If you have a newish headphone set that has a volume control on the headphones – then this can be used to take a photo or video on the iPad. Pressing the volume down button on the headphones – will have the same effect as pressing the button on the screen when in the default camera app."
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Classroom PDF for iPad: Useful for teaching | iPad Insight

Classroom PDF for iPad: Useful for teaching | iPad Insight | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"As any teacher will tell you, the last thing they want to be doing is faffing around with technology during a lesson. An easy way for a lesson to go quickly south is to be relying on a piece of technology to work there and then, and it suddenly doesn’t. Cue descent into chaos and a carefully planned lesson unravelling. This is one of the reasons why the iPad is so appealing in education, because it isn’t a faff (and this is coming from an Android fan). There are also certain apps on the iPad which work in an extremely straightforward way and do something very useful in the classroom. Classroom PDF is one of those apps."


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How To Determine A Student's Prior Knowledge - Edudemic

How To Determine A Student's Prior Knowledge - Edudemic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"When you first step into a classroom, poised and ready to launch into a new discussion or lesson, you probably feel a sense of excitement. You’re about to embark on a journey with your class and every student is along for the ride.

 

The problem, however, is that many students are not on the same page. Some are more prepared than others. Some are light years ahead, in fact. Then there are many students who have no prior knowledge and it’ll take a little extra time to get up to speed."


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25 Brilliant Teacher Blogs Worth Following - Edudemic

25 Brilliant Teacher Blogs Worth Following - Edudemic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of quality teacher blogs out there. Here are some of the most popular - perhaps inspiration to blog yourself!

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Manners Matter Netiquette Infographic | Knowthenet

Find out more about the do's and don'ts on online manners. For more information about internet issues visit Knowthenet today.
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Keep It Clean: 8 Tools to Block Porn and Sexting

Keep It Clean: 8 Tools to Block Porn and Sexting | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Technology puts the world at our fingertips, but the world isn't always kid-friendly. Use these tools to prevent your teen from sexting or accessing porn.

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Kara Williams's curator insight, October 7, 2014 5:29 PM

helpful for preventing the sexting epidemic

Miguel's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:12 PM

stop sexting tools

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yEd - Graph Editor

yEd - Graph Editor | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button.


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Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, August 9, 2013 3:27 AM

yEd software es de descarga gratuita, que funciona en todas las plataformas, y le ayuda a crear hermosos diagramas usando listas para usar elementos. Importe sus datos, incluidos los de Excel y exportar los diagramas en una amplia gama de formatos gráficos.

Karen Lopez's curator insight, August 9, 2013 11:48 AM

Engaging and super fun!

Marie-Chantal SCHMITZ's curator insight, August 27, 2013 9:00 AM

Pour les professeurs ou les élèves qui souhaitent agrémenter leurs documents de graphiques soignés

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10 Big Concerns About Tablets In The Classroom

10 Big Concerns About Tablets In The Classroom | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

As we look into integrating tablets in the classroom, it’s becoming increasingly clear that buying tablets for the purpose of enhancing learning is very different to buying tablets for recreational purposes such as browsing Facebook and entertainment sites, or even for more serious pursuits such as business or work. Parents and teachers need to consider a myriad of issues specific to young people.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:53 AM

Some interesting issues that concern many parents and teachers.

Dimitris Primalis's comment, August 1, 2013 10:10 AM
Very good points ! Once parents are shown what the tablet can or can't do, they become supporters. We have had no major accidents with tablets so far with 4 graders. (9-10 year old pupils).
Patti McCall's curator insight, August 1, 2013 11:52 AM

Still, I wonder how distracting these can be.  I have had students say they prefer print because they can study and read without the temptation to jump on Facebook.

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Technology Integration Matrix

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Tech integration! Ideas for the classroom are included.

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10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author

10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:42 AM

Write to interact

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 18, 2014 12:26 PM

A great collection of tutorials for Author use and make stunning interactive e-books for your subject (Mac only).

Yaros Perez's curator insight, February 23, 1:09 PM

Interesante tutorial de gran ayuda a profesores para crea ebook interactivos

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10 Great Tutorials to Create Interactive eBooks Using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Tutorials to Create Interactive eBooks Using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Are you planning to give iBooks Author a place in your classroom? The video tutorials below will definitely give you a hand. As you know by now, iBooks Author is one of the formidable apps available in the iTunes store. It allow users to create interactive ebooks and share them with the rest of the world."


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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, August 3, 2013 3:44 AM

From Karen Dietz


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Have a great WE!


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Monika Górska's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:57 PM

try it?

 

Tony Gough's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:31 AM

Every teacher should be using this! And every student reading them!

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.

To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:16 PM

This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, August 10, 2013 6:36 PM

Actually good for faculty too!

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:54 PM

graphic on creative commons

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5iler Personal organizer

5iler Personal organizer | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
ou can organize your files using colors and customizable labels, and repurpose them to fit the contexts relevant to you at a given time. Unlike most other text editors, 5iler's working space is limited — so things remain maintainable.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 1, 2014 4:37 AM

Nice tool to use as away of getting students to organize their life and work.

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4 Free Apps That Teach the Basics of Coding - We Are Teachers

4 Free Apps That Teach the Basics of Coding - We Are Teachers | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"If your class is like mine, the kids are always talking about playing video games! Rather than discouraging that interest, I want to harness it to encourage a higher level of thinking in my class. That is exactly what happens when kids explore coding. I love watching their faces as they try to process that people have to "tell" technology what to do in order for a game to work. 

For many kids, the thought of creating games is even more exciting than playing them. Supporting their interest in gaming is important because the process of coding promotes problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and communication skills. Below I have listed four apps that are great places to start learning about coding with young kids. '


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Ionel Nedelcu's curator insight, July 2, 2014 5:38 AM

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Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 4:23 PM

Games don't grow on trees. They have to be created by a human droid that writes thousands and thousands lines of code. Ask your class,"If you want to make video games when you grow up, raise your hand "? I'd bet as you glance around the room, most of your students' hands would be up. Coding is the source that makes it all possible. Introducing coding concepts at an early age also makes it easier to learn-- much like learning a foreign language as a kid is easier than learning as an adult. These apps are free and can provide a platform to at least introduce the beginning concepts of gaming. What should the character be doing, how do I end the story, who saves the princess, etc. One I've used in my classroom is Daisy the Dinosaur.

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
You may have seen my post on "Talking QR Codes" and here's another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that lets users record their voice using the microphone...

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 6, 2014 11:22 AM

The power of your #voice... Use it!

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 6, 2014 9:13 PM

Want to leave a clue QR for your kids as they work through an assignment?

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 16, 2014 12:27 AM

Great idea to make it more interesting for the students.

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8 Exciting Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Approaches That Teachers are Embracing in 2014 - Emerging EdTech

8 Exciting Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Approaches That Teachers are Embracing in 2014 - Emerging EdTech | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Future of Technology Integration in Instruction Lies in Engaging and Empowering Teaching Methods Like These. As we head into this new year I'm excited

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Our students are like cowboys living in the wild wild west. Without any guidelines or structure they can get in a lot of trouble. Armed with a concrete plan for teaching about appropriate use you can guide your students to become better digital citizens, who will learn how to build their digital presence in a positive and productive way.


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Maria Persson's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:40 PM

Starting at the beginning (of the year or thier school life) makes sense - then this becomes part of the dialogue right through their academic and working careers.

Maria Persson's comment, August 25, 2013 8:41 PM
If only we could be consistent right through their entire educational lives...it will happen!
Kimberly House's curator insight, September 4, 2013 3:43 PM

I like the idea of packing this into the first week of school. It needs to be followed up, of course. My bigger worry is how much to teachers and parents know about these topics? They need to be incorporated into the training as well.

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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"The idea of a paperless classroom is not new.

 

In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."


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Luis Novoa's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:46 AM

I do agree thats because i always said... think more, use less.

 

Stacy Young's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:39 PM

It's interesting how the younger generation is all tech, yet many of my middle schoolers still want a paper copy and work with paper.

ReallyOrganizedNow(RON)'s comment, August 14, 2013 2:44 AM
It is still a wonder to me why in this day of technological advancement, that there isn't a laptop or tablet on every desk in every school across the nation. Technology, need to be integrated more with the teaching and learning of our students.
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A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Create Animations on Your iPad With ABCya Animate - iPad Apps for Schools

Create Animations on Your iPad With ABCya Animate - iPad Apps for Schools | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Last month ABCya released a great web app called ABCya Animate. That app is now available as an iPad app. With ABCya Animate for iPad students build their animations by drawing, typing, and inserting images. Students can change the background of each frame, include new pictures in each frame, and change the text in each frame of their animations. Watch a complete overview of the app in the video below."


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PowerPoint Design Pros of PPT


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:24 AM

My favorite quote here is' I provide the tools, its up to you what you do with them'. This video certainly had me rethinking PowerPoint. Clearly I need to learn to use it better. This was a very skillful presentation that was created only using PowerPoint.

Chelo Banal-Formoso's curator insight, August 10, 2013 10:44 PM

Great tool for presentations inside or outside classrooms.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:45 PM

Well for the fans of PowerPoint this is what can be done

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5 Tips for Creating an Interactive Classroom - Teq Blog

5 Tips for Creating an Interactive Classroom - Teq Blog | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Giving students the right tools and opportunities to process their thinking, ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and present their work are all part of the le

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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

How interactive technology is transforming storytelling | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Three things really fascinate me about the new digital writing toolkit: the possibility of increased immersion in a story, the ability to represent choice, and the way the audience can influence the story. I'll take them one by one.


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Chad Clark's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:41 PM

A “good tale well told” transcends the medium by which it is relayed.  Credit is due Naomi Alderman for saying as much, or rather writing as much in this brief but value-packed article.  (At one point she confesses to being an instructor of creative writing as well as digital media; her article resonates with familiarity of those two areas of expertise.)  For additional reading re: Immersion, I recommend Frank Rose’s The Art of Immersion.   As to “representing choice” – am I the only avid reader who as a kid tried to get into the Choose Your Own Adventure books but ultimately preferred my bound page to be more of “Calvinoesque”?  (And for the record, I still hate seeing the following words in a periodical: to continue reading, turn to page…) 

 

But with digital media the other shoe has fallen. 

 

In conclusion Alderman speaks to audience participation. I can’t help but think of The Rocky Horror Picture Show whenever I see those two words – audience and participation – together, but alas, I wish I could think Star Wars, Episode One.  You see just last night I watched a 12 minute video simply titled “What If Star Wars: Episode I" Was Good?” This video is one man’s take on how to make EpiOne better, er, um, good even.  Now I’m a huge Star Wars fan, having seen Episode IV: A New Hope when I was only 5.  I’m also a digital media guy myself – so says the University of Washington and after George Lucas destroyed my childhood with Episodes I, II, and III, one other digital media guy takes 12 minutes and tells a story that, well, that if made into a movie wouldn’t have bit the big dead Chihuahua. (Come on, EpiOne was really bad.) 

 

But with the world of Star Wars fans (nerds?) out there, don’t you think George, er, Mr. Lucas, could have made a better film if he’d have listened?  I think so – and so even with all the beautiful digital effects, it all comes down to a good tale well told and in this case, that needed audience participation.   

Jess Gronholm's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:23 PM

This is a great article about the future of storytelling. I love this point. "Art and science (or technology) are often imagined to be totally separate – but this is not, and never has been, true."

Bad Spoon's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:15 AM

Les évolutions technologiques - notamment les applications mobiles - et l'interaction avec les utilisateurs offrent de nouveaux terrains de jeu pour utiliser le storytelling comme un outil marketing

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A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"The folks in Common Sense Media have designed this beautiful poster for you to print and use in your classroom. The poster is an excellent guide for students to help them make the right informed decisions when it comes to photo sharing."


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Elania Garrett's curator insight, July 29, 2013 6:20 PM

Wonderful!

Monica Goddard's curator insight, July 30, 2013 12:39 PM

I like it! Simple and straight forward!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:29 PM

Encourages all to take time to 'think' through the steps! Choices.