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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 creative ways to use Google tools and services to help improve learning.
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TechinBiz's comment, May 22, 2013 7:10 AM
Great ideas thanks
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How to Make a Class Backchannel | Democratizing Knowledge

How to Make a Class Backchannel | Democratizing Knowledge | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

Yesterday I posted a “Twitter Matrix” for education, which generated a fair amount of buzz in the micro-blogging world. A few people sent me messages asking if I could explain how I make my class backchannel, so here goes.

First of all, I think of the backchannel as the conversation that might otherwise normally happen in class within students’ minds, or between each other. It’s the communication that happens between two or more students about their experience of class and their own learning. To be clear, classes have always had backchannels of conversation, the difference now ist that technology allows us to put them to better use. When these conversations become public, students and teachers have an opportunity to learn from each other, and questions get answered, and issues get addressed.

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A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

So, what I have for you below is a step by step tutorial on how to use TED Ed tool to create flipped lessons around YouTube videos. Keep in mind that you need to open an account with TED Ed to start using this service. The sign-up process is pretty easy and free.

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I think I will be spending some time on this site over summer break.

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Larry Huyser's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:56 PM

I've always been impressed with TED, hope this can help me do a little flipping

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How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

The problem is that Wikipedia in the classroom has gotten a bad reputation in the K-12 world, undeservedly so I think. I would suggest that Wikipedia can be used for a multitude of educational purposes at a wide variety of grade levels. Too many teachers are still afraid to use it in class, so I’m here to right that wrong and show our educators how they can responsibly integrate Wikipedia into their lessons.

 


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I always ask my students to check the sources at the bottom of the page to guage their dependability.

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Ken Morrison's comment, May 17, 2013 6:44 PM
Ugh. I hate it when I do this. I accidentally scooped this article instead of rescooping yours. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes opening too many tabs causes bad habits for me.
Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:46 AM

Από το άρθρο:"

Be sure to check out Wikipedia’s own resources for teachers as well. They have an awesome 12-week syllabus showing you exactly how you can integrate Wikipedia into your classroom. They also have training designed especially for educators."

 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 25, 2013 6:12 PM

Giving these types of skills to students can help them with their understanding of writing and also help teachers with avoiding the copy and paste syndrome in tasks.

 

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Teacher's Guide to Adding Images in Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Adding Images in Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

"Google Form is getting better and better, with every new update Google adds new awesome services. Now users can easily add images to their forms. Until a couple of days ago , you can only create text-based forms but now with a single click you can embed images right into the content of your form. This is particularly useful for teachers creating image-based quizzes and surveys"


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Google has to come up with a better name than FORMS for this tool, everyday it seems to do more and more beyond make forms.

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marydimonaco's curator insight, May 17, 2013 10:24 AM

Useful addtition to Google forms.

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology
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In most ways, teachers that use technology in the classroom aren’t much different than those that don’t.

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Ken Morrison's comment, May 13, 2013 7:10 PM
Thank you for sharing this Donna. I saw it yesterday and I planned on sharing it this week. I'm glad that you shared it on here first!
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Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools

Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

Some 45 percent of parents said they either had already purchased or planned to purchase a mobile device to support their children’s education, and 56 percent said they’d be willing to purchase a mobile device if their child’s school required it. About half of parents’ high school students carry smartphones to school, parents said.

By contrast, only 16 percent of schools had a policy that allowed students to use their own mobile devices in class, according to parents, while only 17 percent said their children were required to use a mobile device—owned either by the school or the student—as part of their education.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:29 PM

Some interesting statistics here

CitizenTekk's comment, May 9, 2013 1:18 AM
Why do I not believe this? I'd want my kid to put the phone down and read his/her book!
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The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013

The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013 | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Top 3 new iPad educational apps, released in Q1 2013, that are informative, interactive, as well as extremely well-designed.

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These apps are science based for elementary and middle school.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:24 PM

Now THIS is worth checking out!

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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Need to create online assessments for a flipped classroom or for a blended learning environment? Here are 26 tools to get you started.

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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:29 PM

Herramientas para la evaluacion  en enseñanza online

Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 25, 2014 2:55 PM

Listly para compartir recursos de evaluación para el profesorado.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 2, 2014 12:08 AM

I will definitely have some feedback after reviewing these tools to create online assessments. Creating assessments is an important first step because you don't give the prescription on how to fix a business before you've figured out what the problem are-that's why you begin with the assessments- they become your base starting point of reference. This article has tools to help you create those online assessments.Let me know which are your favorite tools. 

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Definition Of Digital Citzenship

Definition Of Digital Citzenship | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

Revising that might more clearly articulate the differences between physical and digital communities, so a decent definition of digital citizenship then might be “Self-monitored participation that reflects conscious interdependence with all (visible and less visible) community members”


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CERT's comment, May 8, 2013 3:41 AM
Unfortunately we find that what happens the most, especially in schools is that educators and administrators tend to shy away from this responsibility and limit their teaching to the way they have been taught, thus excluding all the elements that are now pronouncing us as digital citizens in a society.
Sieg Holle's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:15 PM

In the digital world we are human beings -free of the  many artificial restrictions and other special interest agendas and use our free will to engage our ideas and actions. It is natural - people can chose who they want to communicate with  It is a positive MOOC of that will expand the world into a new age of freedom and abundance .

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Infographics

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How to Twitter in 60 Seconds ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (How to Twitter in 60 Seconds ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning via @pinterest http://t.co/gZcKt2yy)...
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Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, February 5, 2013 10:08 AM

Again, I #lovemesometwitter

Margareth Baulard's curator insight, February 7, 2013 3:46 AM

Pour les newbies de Twitter

Sonja Sharp's curator insight, April 22, 2013 1:28 PM

A very visual and easy way to understand how to use Twitter, but it is important to understand how to use this tool from an educational point of view.  A really useful article on how to use Twitter educationally is the one I scooped from Edudemic, "100 ways to use Twitter in education".  Please read the Edudemic article after this one.

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9 Of The Best Free & Low-Cost Alternatives To Microsoft Office | makeuseof

9 Of The Best Free & Low-Cost Alternatives To Microsoft Office | makeuseof | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

By Aaron Couch

 

"Microsoft Office has dominated the market of text documents, spreadsheets and slide shows for years, and for good reason – it’s one of the very best. However, there’s one drawback and that is the price. Sure, it’s a relatively good investment, but for one reason or another you choose to not pay for it. What do you do?

 

"Thankfully, there are other options – and good ones. These range from web-based apps and local software to free and paid. Although some do cost, all have free options and the price you pay for the paid software is a fraction of what you would pay for Microsoft Office. Through this article I will touch upon any unique features such as mobile capability, cost, user interface and compatibility with Microsoft Office files."


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I have been using Open Office for many years with good results.  Also try

the Ipad app OnLive Desktop which provides access to Office programs free of charge.  It is available free at the App Store. 

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4 Education Technology Trends Coming To Your Classroom - Edudemic

4 Education Technology Trends Coming To Your Classroom - Edudemic | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
3D printing, text messaging, and the many other trends are going to shape your classroom. Here's a look at what they are and how it'll all work.
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The Digital Footprint Of 3 Different Generations - Edudemic

The Digital Footprint Of 3 Different Generations - Edudemic | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Let's look at your digital footprint: By next year (2014), humans will generate 5 billion gigabytes of data every 10 minutes. By any standards, that's a whole lotta data. I'm imagining a pretty immense cloud here.
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27 Places For Free Textbooks Online

27 Places For Free Textbooks Online | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
This is a listing of sites that legally offer free textbooks.
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Young 'prefer to read on screen'

Young 'prefer to read on screen' | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Young people are now much more likely to prefer to read on computer and phone screens rather than to use printed materials, according to a literacy study.
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Not like us old timers who tend to want to print everything out!  I am improving though!

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Excellent Ways to Use Videos in your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Ways to Use Videos in your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

Some the ideas that stood out to me from it about the importance of videos  in learning include :

They increase engagement and excitement among studentsThe accommodate different learning stylesThey maximize school and university resourcesThe facilitate collaboration
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The 5 Biggest Education Technology Trends To Know About - Edudemic

The 5 Biggest Education Technology Trends To Know About - Edudemic | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
There are some major education technology trends that are disrupting the current education model. Here's the breakdown.
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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.
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Some simple hints to speed up your IPad a bit.

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Phil Fite - MET's comment, May 14, 2013 12:29 PM
I thought they were from a god and never were slow?
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5 Excellent Tools to Convert Photos to Cartoons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Tools to Convert Photos to Cartoons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

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These would be great to use for avatars.

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21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
On Monday I will begin my new job. As I've mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes. As always, I am nervous and excited for t...

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Perhaps some ideas to use at the start of the new school year.

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Eva Maier's comment, May 6, 2013 3:26 PM
Thanks for sharing. The summer term is over here, might be useful next year :)
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 7, 2013 6:34 AM
Hi Eva, glad you liked the ideas; I did as well :-) Yes, for many term/semester time is ending but there will be summer teaching and before one knows it, a new academic year begins!
Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:52 PM

In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students.

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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

"Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency."


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A list and links to the ever increasing number of tools that we can use to create infographics.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 27, 2013 9:09 PM

The use of infographics seems to be increasing and this post presents 46 tools that you may use to create an infographic, or better yet, have your students create an infographic.

The tools are arranged alphabetically with a link to each as well as a short description. Some have costs involved but others are open source and freely available. 

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!
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Symbaloo provides an easy way to link to many resources.  This "Symbaloo" contains links to popular, well established tech sites that enhance education.

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Larry Huyser's curator insight, June 5, 2013 12:00 AM

Never have enough tools...

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How Blogging and Tweeting Reinvigorated my Passion for Teaching | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

How Blogging and Tweeting Reinvigorated my Passion for Teaching | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

I remember a certain teacher in high school whose reputation was built upon years of making students work extremely hard in order to achieve good grades in his course. He was tough. His course was tough. You had to be tough to make it through… or at least it felt that way. In retrospect, I’m fairly sure that his reputation intimidated his students more than he did. There was one year, though, that seemed different. His entire character seemed to change, and even he admitted that he could identify a bit more with his students. What happened?  He took a course. The teacher who was known to push his classes to their limits suddenly had an awakening and learned what it was like to be a student. 

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Tech Tools For Teaching: Key to a Paperless Classroom, the Skitch APP

Tech Tools For Teaching: Key to a Paperless Classroom, the Skitch APP | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

Skitch is a remarkable app that allows students to annotate over images.  I am currently working daily with Bree Campbell , @breeanneshay, at Bellevue East to implement iPads in her English classroom.  We used Skitch in the classroom to it’s fullest potential in our effort to create a paperless classroom and a learning environment that is ubiquitous, not device dependent.

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Mirv's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:00 PM

A great way to implement App use in the classroom