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How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios - Edudemic

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios - Edudemic | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen.

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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:54 PM
Good stuff.
Senad Dizdar's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:21 PM

Making the best use of #Evernote and #GoogleDrive

Michaela Vila's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:42 AM

This is a fantastic idea for students to combined PBL and technology. I think this is also a way for teachers to digitally document PBL. I use an iPad and Evernote every day for school, but I never thought of it being a tool for as a future teacher. Though this idea would could only be used for a small amount of classrooms right now, I love this idea and I want to keep it in my back pocket. 

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25 Techie Problems Every Student Can Fix--Update - Ask a Tech Teacher

25 Techie Problems Every Student Can Fix--Update - Ask a Tech Teacher | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

"The Number One reason–according to students–why their computer doesn’t work is… It’s broken. Can I move to a different computer??? Doesn’t matter why they’re wrong. My teacher’s job is to provide strategies so they can independently solve problems like these.

 

As a tech teacher, I know that half the problems that stop students short in their tech lessons are the same few. Once they’ve learned the following twenty-five trouble shooting solutions, they’ll be able to solve more than half of their ongoing problems."


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A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning - TeachThought

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning - TeachThought | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

"

At TeachThought, we’re huge fans of project-based learning.

 

While there is no magic bullet of practice, program, or framework that automatically produces progressive and effective learning, what makes project-based learning exceptional is its flexibility. As it is, first and foremost, simply a curriculum planning tool, so much other “good stuff” that can support learning (game-based learning, learning simulations, place-based education, self-directed learning, etc.) can all be “embedded” in project-based learning.

 

With PBL, there is no “either/or” proposition: anything from open-ended,

play-based learning to data-driven, research-based instructional environments can all use PBL effectively."


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JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:16 PM

This article is from TeachThought and they are huge fans of PBL.  This article says PBL is first and foremost simply a curriculum planning tool so other games and learning simulatinos can all be embedded in PBL.  There's no one size fits all way to appoach PBL but there are several great resources to help you along.  The article claims the heart and soul of PBL is genious of great project ideas including the purpose and audience of the project.  The following are a few of the items they suggest: create an interactive family tree from living family members, design an app, solve the problem of negative news, help local businesses increase environmental sustainability, dissect hte anatomy of viral web content and plan an MArs colony using current data from the MArtian landscape and atmosphere.

 

This resources seems to differ from the article Establishing a PBL Friendly Culture because it seems to say you can implement PBL in a classroom by having the kids do projects.  The other source I currated about Projects v. PBL would also be opposed to several notions mentioned in this article.  It looks like this resources give some awesome suggestions for great project ideas which it says is the heart and soul of PBL, so I will definily reference this resource in the future when I'm struggling to come up with ideas, but the philosophy behind the article seems slightly flawed compeared to the two articles previously mentioned.  I really liked this article for the ideas for projects.

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Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Google?

Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Google? | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
Think about 2008 for a minute. Wikipedia was only two years old, and Facebook had only existed for four. I was supporting a research project with a group of sixth graders studying ancient history. Th

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 1, 2013 4:31 PM

An interesting reflection.

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News-O-Matic - Press 4 Kids

News-O-Matic - Press 4 Kids | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

News-O-Matic offers children from 7 to 10 their first DAILY newspaper! Our editorial team produces five news stories each day, covering the latest in world news, science, sports, as well as the wacky stories kids love. With News-O-Matic, readers will also have access to amazing history timelines, fun news games, interactive maps, and countless other features.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 26, 2013 7:14 PM

News feed for young readers by journalists and educators

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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic.

 

What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:05 PM

With 2013 being the year of statistics, infographics will be an essential tool.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 12, 2013 6:53 AM

I must get round to giving this a go!

 

Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:40 AM

Might be a great way to visually show the use that is made of the library space &/or personnel!  Choose the tool that suits you.

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 20, 2013 4:48 PM

Great visuals to capture the core elements of Bloom's Taxonomy.

Pamela Lipscomb-Gardner's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:55 AM

New Page for faculty guide

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9 Crucial Tips and Tricks for Skype

9 Crucial Tips and Tricks for Skype | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

"Here at Mashable we use Skype on a daily basis. It's part of a suite of essential online tools that keep us connected to our friends, families and colleagues.

 

As regular users, we've picked up a few handy tips and tricks we thought we'd share with you. From customizing Skype sounds to setting up a called ID, we think you'll find our selection useful."


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10 Digital Resources That Will Improve Your School Library

10 Digital Resources That Will Improve Your School Library | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic School had ended. Yet, there was a mini EdCamp nestled deep in the library in Warwick, Rhode Island. In that EdCamp sat a group of inspired, tech-loving educators trying to get ...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 21, 2013 4:36 PM

Thought provoking links to explore

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:46 AM

An interesting collection of library related links for academic and school libraries.

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9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works | LearnDash

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works | LearnDash | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works | LearnDash. Assess early, often and make it about performance. http://t.co/0u99LwpgnD

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 30, 2013 10:31 AM

Short and sweet list - I think many good quality teachers use this method without realizing they are doing so (much like good researchers use Big6 whether or not they know the nomenclature of that process). Share with your new teachers.

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The Quick-Start Guide To iPads For Learning

The Quick-Start Guide To iPads For Learning | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
An Excellent Quick-Start Guide To iPads For Learning While everyone you know has had an iPad since Miley Cyrus was less…sure of herself, for whatever reason, you just got one. Or an entire classroom of...

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:09 PM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:58 AM

add your insight...

 
Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

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How to Articles & Directions for Arranging Apps & Folders on the iPad | iPad Academy

How to Articles & Directions for Arranging Apps & Folders on the iPad | iPad Academy | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
You move and rearrange folders the same way you move apps. For more on iPad app and iPad app folder arranging and moving, see these articles.

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Infographic: Password Pop Quiz

Infographic: Password Pop Quiz | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
We talk a lot about password security, but how much do you actually know about strong passwords?

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Two Awesome Bloom's Taxonomy Posters for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Awesome Bloom's Taxonomy Posters for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

"Bloom's Taxonomy is one of the central themes here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. I have been sharing a plethora of resources on it for the last couple of years and. just like you, I have learned a great deal from all of these resources. There are now several variations of the original Bloom's Taxonomy but the core learning concept is always present."


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Kleinspiration: An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

Kleinspiration: An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder! | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

"FluencyFinder http://www.fluencyfinder.com/ the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update.  

What is FluencyFinder?  FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1st-8th).  This is done by printing out a Reading passage (6 per grade level w/ more on the way) and then having the student read while following along on an iOS device (iPad/iPhone).  The teacher will begin the assessment by starting the app timer and then tap (+) or (-) as a student makes or corrects a mistake.  When the student is finished the teacher will end the timer and then press the finish assessment button to get instant real-time results.  These detailed results will include WPM, word counts, number of mistakes and more."


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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:00 PM

this looks good but it needs to be available for android

Gabrielle Dunn's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:49 PM

This a great tool that teachers can use in the classroom to assess reading fluency. The app will provide information on where mistakes were made which will allow teachers to get a more detailed report on a students reading ability. This can then go on to determine reading groups in the classroom and will allow the teacher to work with students to improve in areas they struggle with.

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What the iPad Is and What it Isn't

What the iPad Is and What it Isn't | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
As teachers are seeing more and more iPads in education and either using their own devices or being given a teacher iPad or a class set, it is important to realize what the iPad is and what it isn’...

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Ken Hakstol's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:46 AM

add your insight...

Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:58 PM

 Indeed, the iPad is a tool for creativity. Students can build digital projects, by using images, podcasts, videos and music to increase the appeal of their work.

I have also found that the iPad is fantastic when used as a rotational activity for practising skills during literacy and maths lessons; especially for kids who are struggling. Thus its a great tool to use when differentiation of curriculum is important.

Elaine Watkins's curator insight, September 3, 2013 8:43 AM

Worth a read, some great points made here... iPads are amazing tools if used to their potential.

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Free Books - 23,469 classics to go.

Get Free Books - 23,469 classics to go. on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Web-based Version of Blooms Taxonomy (30+ digital tools ) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Web-based Version of Blooms Taxonomy (30+ digital tools ) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
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Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

"Google Forms is one of the potent services Google provides for free for its users. Using Google Forms, you can very easily and without the need for any advanced technology knowledge create all kinds of forms to use with your students from contact forms to quizzes and polls. Since its inception a few years ago, Google Forms has undergone some major updates and the last one in this regard is enabling users to embed pictures and images into forms."


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:24 PM

I haven't used Google forms in a while and this is a reminder to check out the new services it has on offer. You can now embed images, so quiz making just got a whole lot better.

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, August 18, 2013 7:07 AM

Inderdaad heeft forms nu net als Socrative de mogelijkheid afbeeldingen toe te voegen. Handig 

thanks John for sharing

Sharla Shults's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:43 PM

Just another step into the future of education!

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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

Mary Mourton's curator insight, March 17, 11:55 AM

Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

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15 Surreal Landscapes Made from Food

15 Surreal Landscapes Made from Food | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
  Artist and photographer Carl Warner began his career in landscape and still photography, working many years in the advertising industry. Seeking new inspiration and direction one day, he hap...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:06 PM

Something to inspire the creative energy.

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School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

School libraries have the potential to be a vibrant hub for learning, information, reading promotion, creativity, student leadership and social interaction within their school community. From an equity perspective, the school library is one of few places in a school open to all students, teachers and parents. In addition to providing a congenial learning environment and ‘safe haven’, the school library often offers a venue for extra-curricular activities, as well as school community events and meetings.


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Karen Cuthbert's comment, September 1, 2013 8:33 PM
Thanks Karen, I agree
Esther Casey's curator insight, September 2, 2013 3:59 AM

Great to see this research being done closer to home and showing again the value of school libraries as a central hub of the school.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:05 PM

A good article on the economic value of school libraries in Australia

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Digital Tools for Teachers: 4 Apps to Create Designs with Words

Digital Tools for Teachers: 4 Apps to Create Designs with Words | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it

"Creating designs with words can be a great way to reinforce spelling , learning of new words and describing a theme or topics.  Students can create their own designs and use them to decorate the classroom. here are 4 great apps which allow you to design using words in different ways."


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Guido Magliato's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:59 AM

Creative alternatives...

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A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable

A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable | Educational Technology Tidbits | Scoop.it
Angela Clarke: If another 400 UK libraries close by 2016, as predicted, the true loss to society will be even greater than we realise

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 28, 2013 6:57 AM

Closing libraries is not only 'no access to books'. Libraries are a place for the vulnerable. [Angela Clarke in The Guardian].