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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools Students Can Use to Manage Group Projects

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools Students Can Use to Manage Group Projects | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

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Nine Lessons on How to Teach 21st Century Skills and Knowledge | RAND

Nine Lessons on How to Teach 21st Century Skills and Knowledge | RAND | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

Despite widespread agreement among parents, educators, employers and policymakers worldwide that students need skills like critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and creativity, these skills are stubbornly difficult to teach and learn, write...


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Video:Conferring with an Avatar: Using Voki for Proofreading

I've always taught the importance of reading a paper aloud.  Every writer should do this when proofreading.  Using an avatar as a part of the process makes sense.  I've used VOKI, but this use never occurred to me.  What do you think? ~ Dennis

 

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Students use text-to-speech software (Web 2.0 Avatars) to listen to their writing aloud. We use this 21st century method for proofreading when students do not read over their writing or are unaware of mistakes in their story. Students use this self-discovery strategy of revision and editing in order to privately critique their own work before conferring with the teacher.

 

 


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Sue Ward's comment, October 12, 2012 4:41 PM
Sounds intriguing and practical - good to see the students taking control of their own learning.
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Evernote: A 0-to-60 MPH Guide

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Evernote is many things to many people because it’s so powerful. But for the same reason, Evernote’s purpose is vague enough that it can be hard to get started with it. First, you have to figure out what it can do for you.


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How to make a student iPad podcasting studio. | SchoolTechnology.org

How to make a student iPad podcasting studio. | SchoolTechnology.org | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

"This past summer I converted our conventional podcasting studio with PCs over to iPads in hopes of improving the workflow. To be honest, I amazed at how easy podcasting is now for my elementary students. Here are the basics:"


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Shea Stehm's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:51 PM

WOW!

tammy bailey's curator insight, February 11, 2013 2:54 PM

Digital Storytelling idea.

Greenwich Connect's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:01 AM

interesting resources for podcasting

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Classroom of 2020: The future is very different than you think

Classroom of 2020: The future is very different than you think | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

Courses could have thousands of students, students could teach.

People do not develop this level of comprehension by passively listening to explanations, according to Wieman. “True understanding comes only through the student actively constructing their own understanding through a process of mentally building on their prior thinking through ‘effortful study.’”


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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

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Evernote: A 0-to-60 MPH Guide

Evernote: A 0-to-60 MPH Guide | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

Evernote is many things to many people because it’s so powerful. But for the same reason, Evernote’s purpose is vague enough that it can be hard to get started with it. First, you have to figure out what it can do for you.


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Rich Chart Live - Create enjoyable and captivating Flash Charts

Rich Chart Live - Create enjoyable and captivating Flash Charts | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

Create enjoyable and captivating Flash Charts from your web browser for Free. Rich Chart Live transforms your data into enjoyable and captivating communication. All you need is a web browser, no software to download, nothing to install.


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Siri, Take This Down: Will Voice Control Shape Our Writing?

Siri, Take This Down: Will Voice Control Shape Our Writing? | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

Do our writing means change our written ends?

 

 

 

 

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Much to think about here and, at least from my point of view, well worth reading. Does the writing technology somehow impact the written end product?

 

However, in phrasing the question that way, I'm aware that it assumes that there is an implied "yes/no" response assumption. 

 

The author is sophisticated enough to provide thought-provoking contemplations on "both sides" of the question. 

 

The article makes it fairly clear that whether or not, the written product articulates great ideas regarding the "universal truths," the opinions on the question of their writing "tools," whether opined by the likes of Plato, Milton, Mark Twain, or David McCullough existed within a time and place that would never have a universal baseline. What came before Plato in terms of story creation and recording influenced the impact of the technology shift. What came after Plato, was not changing storytelling from oral to written, but rather from written after the shift Plato was concerned about to written one way to written another way. The concerns that Plato had were probably legitimate while written stories were a completely new phenomenon. But, they would eventually become accepted and adapted to by those who loved stories. Addressing initial concerns and discovering unrealized advantages of the new put written stories in a different place than they were when Plato offered his concerns. 

 

Remember the switch from slide rules to calculators? The concern was whether we'd no longer be able to think if a machine did the thinking for us? But, today those who employ math in their required skill set seem to be doing math accurately, perhaps more accurately and definitely more quickly than in the slide rule days. And, because of those advantages, we all are benefitting from math in ways that were not yet conceived of during the initial transition phase from slide rules to calculators.

 

"New" takes time to find itself. "New" almost always meets resistance from those who "got the job done just fine" with a sliderule or a blackboard or a hand saw or a horse or a ... well, you get the idea.

 

But, this is not to say that "New" by definition is superior or that "New" does not bring its own unprecedented downsides. 

 

But the transition period between technologies is always "rocky." It may not be the best time to assume that the potential up and downsides of the new are well enough understood or that the up and downsides of the old may not not fade more quickly than is speculated; even as speculated by the greatest thinkers of the time.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~


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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

A great new to me site on organizing research and being able to monitor student work.


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25 EdTech Startups Worth Knowing | Edudemic

25 EdTech Startups Worth Knowing .... operate on a day to day basis. Currently in private beta, Gradestreet has the potential to be a major player in the EdTech world! ... Get our free weekly digest for grab-and-go resources!
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Brøderbund's Living Books return for iPad via Wanderful

Brøderbund's Living Books return for iPad via Wanderful | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

Among the best of these multimedia experiences -- the young-kid equivalent of Cyan's revolutionary Myst immersive world, which is now back as an iPad app -- was the Living Books series from Brøderbund ...


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isb21 - home

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21st Century learner graphic


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15 Great Video Sites for Educators

15 Great Video Sites for Educators | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

Some very good video sites for teachers...


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Bnahha Langarika's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:10 PM

Para aprender mas!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 23, 2013 1:42 PM

edgalaxy.com has a tag line 'cool stuff for nerdy teachers' this is me all over. Great videos worth spending the time having a look.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 26, 2013 2:55 AM

The video sites  will broaden the scope of choices for educators striving to develop materials for students.

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How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar

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Now that text talk is widely accepted as a legitimate form of communication, we are left wondering: Will text talk become our main form of communication in the future? Will the widespread use of text talk negatively impact the way we communicate? Or are we engaged in the creation of a colorful new language every time we text?


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David's curator insight, January 4, 2013 10:24 AM

My thoughts:

This article talks about how texting and the new media age may not be as bad of a thing as it is hyped up to be. They have done studies that show the pros and cons. This article shows how although we are using shortcuts to write it is just a way of us adapting; yet people still continue to use proper grammar more often than not.

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Instant Opinion Polls in the Classroom

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For a long time now I have been looking for a tool that enables instant polling in the classroom or in the lecture room. I specifically wanted something that; doesn't require registration (especially from the people I'm polling), updates very quickly, works on any platform from computers to mobile devices

It looks like I have finally found what I've been looking for and best of all it's free. The tool that I have found is Mentimeter and it does all of the above.


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Apple iPad Mini is a One-Handed Wonder

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The new Apple iPad mini is lighter, faster and pleasingly smaller than the iPad 2.

It may not simply be a large smartphone, but it certainly feels as light as one. It’s 53% lighter than its new cousin, the 4th generation iPad.

And Apple really has done everything in its power to increase the screen size. The screen extends so far width-ways that there’s very little daylight between it and the edge of the device.


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Typecast

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This is a really useful tool to create classroom interaction. It enables users to submit questions live during presentations or classes etc.


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Instant Opinion Polls in the Classroom

Instant Opinion Polls in the Classroom | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

For a long time now I have been looking for a tool that enables instant polling in the classroom or in the lecture room. I specifically wanted something that; doesn't require registration (especially from the people I'm polling), updates very quickly, works on any platform from computers to mobile devices

It looks like I have finally found what I've been looking for and best of all it's free. The tool that I have found is Mentimeter and it does all of the above.


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Elementary Internet Safety Instruction

Elementary Internet Safety Instruction | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

 

Gust MEES:

 

Don't forget that in the 21st Century "Internet-Safety alone" isn't enough anymore, learn also basics of IT-Security / Cyber-Security. Protect your children by learning these easy steps to follow:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/

 

http://gustmeesfr.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/securite-internet-guide-pratique/   ( en français )

 

http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-5-not-only-internetsafety-also-it-security/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

                            ===> Be aware of the malware! <===

 

 


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6 Free Presentation Apps for your iPad

6 Free Presentation Apps for your iPad | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

Making presentations is a skill every 21st century teacher should master. Students show more engagement and interest when including presentations in a lesson. As you probably know getting students attention in this 21st century classroom is one of the challenging and daunting tasks ever. So why not draw on the potential of including presentations in our classrooms to give life to our lessons and make them more engaging.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/07/6-free-presentation-apps-for-your-ipad.html

 


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Google Apps Expert | Google Apps Training Videos

Google Apps Expert | Google Apps Training Videos | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it

Did you know that in 2011, Google Apps released 100+ new updates? With so many new updates how to keep does one keep up with all the new releases and updates? Try Ask Google Guru where you can find Google Apps Training Videos by topic, by level (beginner, intermediate, Gooru), and Migration Guides.


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Why I Write: A Celebration of the National Day on Writing, Oct. 20

Why I Write: A Celebration of the National Day on Writing, Oct. 20 | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it
Why do you write? With our partners, we're inviting the world to answer that question on Twitter on Oct. 20, by posting your message, and the messages of your students, to the hashtag #whyIwrite.

 

Why do you write?

 

Because I am a spider and words are my silk. This morning I balloon into your feeds

 

to think, to converse, to express, to solve, to explain, to persuade, to motivate, to …

 

because I’m in love

 

2 get 10 years worth of stories out of my head.

 

We fished the answers above out of the Twitter stream of contributors to the hashtag #whyIwrite, and on Thursday, Oct. 20, the National Day on Writing, we’re inviting you to post your answers there as well.

 

 


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Blackboard: With Both Co-founders Now Gone, It's The End Of An ...

Blackboard: With Both Co-founders Now Gone, It's The End Of An ... | Frankly EdTech | Scoop.it
While those were Bubble Times, it was still unusually high for edtech companies. ... But you ask any software-related (education) startup which company it wants to “take down” or disrupt, and 9 out of 10 will say Blackboard.
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