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A Full Introduction To Edmodo

A Full Introduction To Edmodo | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
A complete tutorial for teachers to use Edmodo!

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Using Edmodo in the library for Teen Learning 2.0 activities, library skills assessment, and book clubs. Bonus for students, free cloud storage/digital portfolio. 

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Get on to Edmodo.
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Ever wondered about using Edmodo?

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Creating Effective & Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian Webcast Recording now available

Creating Effective & Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian Webcast Recording now available | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

The recording of our 9/18 webcast "Would You Watch It: Creating Effective and Engaging Videos" is now available. Over 200 librarians attended the webinar and the evaluation feedback was overwhelmingly positive. If you missed it or if you attended and want to share it with colleagues, please take advantage of the great information shared by Martin's.


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The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 24, 10:08 AM

An updated list of technology integration options. Using any of these?

John Bostock's curator insight, October 27, 4:45 PM

Try something new!

Charlie Dare's curator insight, October 27, 5:21 PM
"[24. Video and media? TeacherTube | Video tips 25. The Internet? Webquests -- How, when and why. | Internet safety cheat sheet 26. Presentations? Tips for design and delivery] '
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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Record student (or your own) book talks/reviews and link them to QR codes on the books or display/bulletin board.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 14, 3:25 AM

Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

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Awesome educational...

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How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
If you download apps, movies, and games on your iPhone or iPad, you're already familiar with what an iTunes account is and how it works. However, that doesn't always mean that the email or account you use for mail and iCloud is the same account you use for purchases. If you ever need to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad, you can do so in just a few steps....

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Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, July 10, 3:25 PM

How to change iTunes accounts on your iPHone or iPad. If my library patrons need help with this, odds are you do to.

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip: Voice Over PowerPoint 2010 - YouTube

This video is a companion piece to the article, "How to Add Voice Over to Powerpoint 2010 Slides (Using Built-in Functionality)" on EmergingEdTech.com [URL: ...
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This video demonstrates how to insert your narration in 2 ways, individual clips on each slide which the viewer  may click  or  as one narration which will play  as the viewer  clicks through the slide deck.  This is a great way to start flipping your classroom instruction or to just post your lesson presentation online so students can review it later.  No need to start from scratch, just use the ppt s you already have. 

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12 NASA Apps for Students to Learn about Space ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 NASA Apps for Students to Learn about Space ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

"Last night while I was watching the total lunar eclipse " Blood Moon",  it dawned on me to compile a list of iPad apps that students can use to learn more about space. Of course there are no better apps to recommend  than NASA's. I have gone through all the apps NASA offers and picked out for you the ones below. Have a look and share with your colleages."


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Share these with your science teachers and space buffs.

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Reg Corney's curator insight, April 16, 6:01 PM

I have used these apps  before. Very  good

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Tecnología Educativa:  Espacio - Aprendizaje Móvil

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Mozilla Webmaker's Thimble: A "Gamechanger"—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Mozilla Webmaker's Thimble: A "Gamechanger"—An Educator Innovator Webinar | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

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What's It Like?

"Thimble is an online webpage editor and set of remixable projects designed to help kids learn how to write the Web. As part of Mozilla's Webmaker project, Thimble displays two windows at once to show kids how the code they write creates the webpage they see on a browser. As kids edit code in the left-side window, the changes they make to things like color, font, and images immediately take effect on the right. Thimble projects featured on the Webmaker homepage are great for beginners and experienced programmers alike. Comments included in each project explain its code and how to change it. Thimble also lets kids compose their own webpages from scratch when they're ready to work independently. Using Thimble lets kids experience the joy of discovering that they, too, can create and publish webpages using authentic code.

 

Is It Good For Learning?

"Because it's designed to show kids how what they do changes how their webpages look, Thimble a great way to learn code, web design, and problem-solving skills. Thimble gives kids immediate feedback about personally meaningful work. Alerts about "bugs" in the code help kids easily find and fix any errors that keep their webpages from looking just right. Once students get some experience coding, they'll be ready and eager to see how they can use Thimble to publish their classwork and projects online using text and multimedia. The comments in each project and the online community of volunteer Webmaker mentors provide immediate support as students remix projects and begin making their own webpages. As a free, open, and well-supported platform, Thimble, like Scratch, provides one of the most inviting and supportive environments available for kids who want to code and feel like they're a part of the current learn-to-code and social coding movements."


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I have a few "learn to code" links on my Destiny homepage for those kids who want to "play" on the computers. This will be another one I'll add to that list as well as send to our Gateway to Technology and Tech Apps teachers. 

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The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process

The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
March , 2014
Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important. Helping kids and...

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I'm going to post this along with my book trailer project directions to help my students visualize the process. 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 17, 12:45 PM

This is a fantastic visual to share with teachers who are working with students and digital storytelling. I love the fact that it is circular, too, because the creative process rarely moves in a purely linear fashion. Along with the graphic  are some ideas for tools with which students (and teachers) can create their digital stories!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 17, 3:47 PM

The process is definitely transferable to other creative thinking.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 27, 6:40 PM

A nice visual to help students plan their creative 'digital' storytelling.

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Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
I am updating my workshop on how technology can be used to promote Voluntary Free Re...
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While there is really nothing here we haven't heard or used before, it is a good list to use to review what you have done in the past and update it. I know I need to promote books on my library website, but when was the last time I updated it? or what about your digital displays? are they stale? I think the thing is to chose where to focus your time and make a regularly scheduled time to update it. 

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The Creative Classroom: 12 Pintastic Middle School Pinterest Boards

The Creative Classroom: 12 Pintastic Middle School Pinterest Boards | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
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YEA!

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet

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Edublog Award Winner!

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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4 Design Tactics to Take Your Deck From Good to Great

4 Design Tactics to Take Your Deck From Good to Great | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
In order to deliver an all-around memorable experience, great content must be accompanied by great design. My motto is, “Content is King, and design is its Queen.” Take, for example, these two slid...

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Good examples and simple points to share with students who often disregard even the basics when it comes to slide presentation design. 

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:10 AM

I love these examples!~ They really bring home the points!

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

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Improve Writing Skills with GoogleDocs #googledocs

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
TEST The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration
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Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity.

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Thank you
Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 7:49 AM

Types of connectivity.

Nancy White's comment, October 29, 3:57 PM
I continue to believe we must move beyond talking about technology integration. Its about learning. Lets focus on what matters. Here is how I adapted the chart: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2013/05/30/from-technology-integration-to-learning-by-design/
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Type Superfast With Real Time Voice Dictation in iOS 8 ~ makeuseof

Type Superfast With Real Time Voice Dictation in iOS 8 ~ makeuseof | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

by Bakari Chavanu

 

"It’s time to do less typing and more talking with the new real time voice-to-text feature in iOS 8.

 

"Relatively little has been said about the new real-time dictation function in iOS, and in previous versions it may not have been worthy of the highlight. But with the recent iOS 8 update, Apple has restored bragging rights when it comes voice dictation and mobile devices.

"Past iOS dictation implementation wouldn’t show the text you dictated until you tapped the Done button, which meant activating the feature several times for long form dictation. Well, not anymore. For me, the new voice-to-text feature works more efficiently than Dragon Dictate on the Mac."

 

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I have been a user of Dragon Naturally Speaking for about 8 years and have found it very, very useful -- both for myself and in teaching. Having an effective, "free" voice-to-text capability opens up fabulous opportunities for students to express themselves. The advent of easy voice to text moves writing in a whole new direction. I know because I dictated most of the last book I wrote and several recent  funding proposals. It takes awhile to learn how to dictate efficiently and effectively, which has little to do with the software learning your voice patterns and much to do with developing a different though process.


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I can see it now, students all over the library talking into to their phones, assuring me they are writing their papers. ;-)

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy - Free book!

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy - Free book! | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

"Willyn Webb and I contributed to the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) Literacy Journal. The journal features innovative ways to enhance learning with technology. Our chapter is called, "The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy learning. Unlike other journals, there is no pay wall to access the journal. It is available free!

Here is what you'll find in the journal:"


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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

"Emerging technologies is, can be, should be a driving force of this evolution towards Education 3.0.  Information access, communication methods, the ability for creative express is qualitatively different than any other time in history due to technological advances."


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Very good infographic to explain how the SAMR framework can be used to move education forward from the 3 Rs to 3 Cs (communicating contributing, collaborating) to 3 Cs (connectors, creators, constructivists).

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 31, 2:48 AM

Yes!!! Clear and beautiful,,,thanks!

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Educación 3.0

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Introducing Prism, Hot Literacy Tool for the Common Core ~ November Learning News

"The November Learning team is excited to share a hot new literacy tool, introduced to us by a brilliant teacher, Laura Robertson, from The St. Anne's Belfield Studio School in Virginia. This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way

 

 teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences." 


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Language Arts teachers must check this out. I'm thinking it might be a great tool for that poetry lesson/activity.

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Sample Student's curator insight, April 16, 6:11 PM

What a fantastic tool. Text analysis is really important and committing one-self safely to this analysis is often problematic. Prism has the potential to support equity, engagement and involvement in text analysis as a collaborative tool. Perhaps it could be coupled with an individual and private activity, followed by the Prism highlighting activity. The individual would then be able to compare their responses with those of others and re-examine their decisions. Beyond this though, it links really well with the "Why did you say that" thinking routine. As a collaborative followup, two ideas occur to me - the first is simply to ask individuals to explain their actions and reasoning. The second is for individuals to explain why others might have made decisions different to their own, followed by interaction between partners, enhancing the complexity of the thinking around certain points.

I really love this. And it is suitable for any age and type of text.

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20 video project ideas to engage students

20 video project ideas to engage students | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it.

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10 general project ideas and 10 for subject areas. 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 12:57 PM

Integrating video projects into the classroom can be as simple or complex as you want. Just grab a phone, digital camera or tablet and your students are on their way.

Here are some video project ideas, divided into ideas for any classroom and ideas for specific subject areas:

Betty Skeet's curator insight, April 10, 8:57 AM

Video project ideas!

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 9:12 AM

These look like great ideas to encourage media literacy as well. You have to understand media from the inside to create media. Nothing makes you more media literate then learning to create it.

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A Simple Way to Start a Hangout - YouTube

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"Demonstrates how to start a Hangout and invite 9 others even those NOT in your Circles. A great workflow for educators using Hangouts. Note: This video does not demonstrate Hangouts on Air (just regular Hangouts ... no recording or public viewing). 

"This tutorial was created with Movenote (a free, easy to use tool!)."


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Learn to use Google Hangouts for virtual author visits, book clubs, school to school discussions, etc.

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Five Time-Saving PowerPoint Tips

A powerful presentation can make or break your meeting. Don't wing it; learn these must-know Powerpoint tips in just minutes from the experts at lynda.com. Chec

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Can there be more to learn about Power Point? 

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commentrix's curator insight, February 9, 1:51 AM

A Video Tutorial in  Slideshare: Great Tips For A Powerpoint Presentation.  

Don Karp's curator insight, February 11, 12:41 AM

Very comprehensive with YouTubes for each

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 12, 7:05 AM

Very helpful!

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Reflector (Mac/PC app) - Mirror your iPad/iPhone on your computer!

Reflector (Mac/PC app) - Mirror your iPad/iPhone on your computer! | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
Here is an affordable way to mirror your iPad/iPhone in your classroom if you do not wish to purchase the $99 AppleTV. Reflector ($12.99, formerly known as Reflection) is a great Mac/PC app that is...
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I have seen many people talk about using Reflector but didn't realize it is not an app. It is a software found on http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/

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6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School

6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
The QR, or “Quick Response” code, is much like barcode, except that it can hold more data.

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Use these ideas in the library and share some with your teachers..byod ideas

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Mary Clark's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:07 PM

My 6th grade teachers have been requiring students to write book reviews as part of their writing portfolio.  They have posted the reviews to Destiny, but I'd like to have them record audio and add QR codes to the books.  Easier to find the reviews that way!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 14, 8:23 PM

Some cool ideas.

Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, May 4, 1:01 PM

I would love to have  book reviews available for students to scan in the library.

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The Best 15 iPad Apps for Teacher Professional Development

The Best 15 iPad Apps for Teacher Professional Development | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
iPad is a versatile device only when coupled with the "right" apps. To tap into the full potential of iPad and to leverage it for your professional learning purposes, you should definitely have...

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A good list of basic apps to share with teachers.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:22 AM

While most of these listed apps will be "tried and true" for media specialists/teacher-librarians, they are great tools for sharing with teachers who may be just dipping their toes into mobile devices and social media. This could even be used as a template for a professional development session that TLs could provide to their teacher colleagues. Enjoy!