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37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Start the year out right.
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10 Super Powers of the World’s Greatest Instructional Designer

10 Super Powers of the World’s Greatest Instructional Designer | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Any professional eLearning designer would agree that users are always at the heart of what they do. But what about designers themselves?
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How to use your Android tablet as a second laptop screen

How to use your Android tablet as a second laptop screen | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you’re in the market for screen real-estate, Android has a convenient solution: use your tablet as laptop overflow screen.
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Google Docs tip: Track changes with new “Suggested Edits” feature | here's the thing

Google Docs tip: Track changes with new “Suggested Edits” feature | here's the thing | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Much like Word's "track changes: feature, Google Doc's new "Suggested Edits" feature lets you keep track of who changed what in a word document.
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Bookmark Gmail Searches For Easy Email Reference

Bookmark Gmail Searches For Easy Email Reference | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You may not pay much attention to your browser's address bar while you're clicking around in Gmail, but each screen—from search results to individual emails—has its own unique URL. That means you can bookmark these URLs to give you quick access to searches, filters or threads you want to refer to frequently.
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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education @coolcatteacher

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education @coolcatteacher | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away. Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely . How To Enable Add Ons for Google Drive Here’s a tutorial on enabling add ons. Start with this and then […]
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5 Tools For The Device Agnostic Classroom - Edudemic

5 Tools For The Device Agnostic Classroom - Edudemic | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Selecting apps and planning projects in a BYOD can be a formidable endeavor. What device does Gavin have? Does this website work on Caroline’s iPad? Is there a comparable collage or cartoon application on Hayden’s device? “Device Agnostic” tools can alleviate the stress that is associated with student performance tasks in a BYOD. “A device-agnostic …
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10 Best Google Drive Add-Ons You Should Be Using

10 Best Google Drive Add-Ons You Should Be Using | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Google Drive suite allows individuals to do everything from presentations to word docs. Here are ten Google Drive add-ons to enhance your experience.

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8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here are 8 ways to improve your life via Google Drive.

Google Drive is here to make your life easy, but we're here to make it even easier.

The multifaceted feature that allows you to create documents, photos, spreadsheets, drawings and more has boundless abilities. However, with Drive's constant updates and added hacks, we're only scratching the surface of what it can really do.


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Sprites - Create Infographics

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Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics for the Web.

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Raluca Luana Gaiseanu's curator insight, May 28, 12:47 AM

Keep searching for a good free infographic tool, that will make my "life" easier. Today, Sprites is tested :) Brand new app, so let's criticize. :D

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Interesting variation on infographic creations.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 4, 2:55 PM
Easy to Use

With a good set of visual elements and built-in themes composing your infographic becomes super-easy.

Free and Open

The basic version of Sprites is absolutely free for everybody and all infographics are released under Creative Commons license.

Embracing the Web

Everything in Sprites is 100% HTML5-based and plugin-free. There's no Flash or any other proprietary technology used.

Fully Scalable

Sprites infographics utilize the newest responsive design techniques and should look good on pretty much any device.

Mobile-Ready

We try to make Sprites infographics shine on as many platforms as possible. You can already try it on your iPhone and iPad.

Developer-Friendly

The JavaScript SDK plus the guidelines on making your own themes are available atgithub.com/spritesapp.

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What Your Classroom Setup May Be Saying To Students - Edudemic

What Your Classroom Setup May Be Saying To Students - Edudemic | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I looked out at my room the other day – the same room I started to teach Japanese in when it was a new school in in 1997. The blackboard is now a whiteboard, the screen is there for my computer…and wow – is that the same old TV in the corner for video announcements? …
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The Best Google Docs Features You're Probably Not Using

The Best Google Docs Features You're Probably Not Using | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Many of us already know and love Google Docs for being free, available on the web, and relatively robust. What you may not know is that there are a ton of features hiding in Google Docs that either don't exist in other suites, or are just too awesome to not use all the time.
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The best apps for taking notes

The best apps for taking notes | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it

With so many awesome apps at your disposal, using a pen and paper just doesn't make much sense.


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Librarians on the Fly: Creating Google Calendar Appointments from Your Google Forms

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Side with innovation and help save @edshelf. Take 5 minutes to review an app. or online tool. edshelf.com #saveedshelf RETWEET Shutting down 07.24 Needs VC

Side with innovation and help save @edshelf. Take 5 minutes to review an app. or online tool. edshelf.com #saveedshelf RETWEET Shutting down 07.24 Needs VC | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Reviews & recommendations of tools for education

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Add Sexy, Secure Password Visualization To Your WordPress Site

Add Sexy, Secure Password Visualization To Your WordPress Site | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Adding a chroma-hash to your WordPress password entry fields, a sort of short colorful barcode, will give you and your site's users a visual clue that they've got their password right.
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EnhancED Twiddla: Smarter than the Average Whiteboard

EnhancED Twiddla: Smarter than the Average Whiteboard | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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A review of a great whiteboarding app I wrote recently.
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S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
» S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction |
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Google Tips

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A bunch of stuff you can do with Google.
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Flip & Gamify your PD with 8 iPad Bingo Boards

Flip & Gamify your PD with 8 iPad Bingo Boards | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
» Multipurpose Monday: A Motley of iPad Bingo Cards |

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game your PD up!

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How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling

How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling involves combining digital media (images, voice narration, music, text, or motion) to tell a story.

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Upload Multiple Files and Folders Quickly onto Moodle

Upload Multiple Files and Folders Quickly onto Moodle | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it

If you are like me and have your files and folders organised on network share drive and wants to make this available on the VLE for students, you will appreciate this quick tutorial on how to upload files and folders onto Moodle. Before we start, make sure that you have raised the file upload limit for your course


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Google Releases Hangouts Extension For Microsoft Outlook

Google Releases Hangouts Extension For Microsoft Outlook | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Not wanting to leave Microsoft Office users behind, Google has released a Hangouts extension for Outlook to help them schedule calls using the service. The
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Google Classroom Offers Assignment Center for Students and Teachers

Google Classroom Offers Assignment Center for Students and Teachers | Matt's Ed Tech | Scoop.it
VideoGoogle is launching Classroom, a new offering in its Google Apps for Education to provide students and teachers with a central place to create, store, organize and provide feedback for classroom assignments. The service, which is in beta and available only in some schools, allows teachers to: Create and collect assignments: The service [...]
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