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Fotor - Free Online Photo Editor

Fotor - Free Online Photo Editor | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Online photo editing & photo creatives made simple and fun with Fotor's free photo editing features including photo collage, photo frames, photo effects, color splash, tilt-shift, clip arts, text, photo cards, online HDR and more.

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Love that it doesn't make one sign up.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:44 PM

Great new photo editor which is free to use and requires no registration. Excellent for preparing your images for a presentation. It lets you edit photos, make photo collages and cards.

Works on Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. Available in 4 languages (English, German, Portuguese, Spanish).

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The 5 Main Fluencies of The 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Main Fluencies of The 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, Today, 4:15 AM

"The 21st century fluencies", as the authors of this work state, "are not about hardware, they are about headware and heartware".

Jeff McKinney's curator insight, Today, 10:45 AM

The measures of our children's future success

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Google Drive Blog: Add-ons for Forms bring a little something extra to your surveys

Google Drive Blog: Add-ons for Forms bring a little something extra to your surveys | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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more flexibility with forms

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30+ Websites to Download Free Photos

30+ Websites to Download Free Photos | Going Digital | Scoop.it
If you are a blogger looking for free photos to use in your blog posts or a designer looking for free photography to use in your designs, then check out the websites below and you will find the best free stock photos.   All of the photos that you will find on the websites below […]
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Love that this list gives you an indication of what is permissible -- whether you need to give attribution and so on.

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Google Sites More Than You Think

Google Sites More Than You Think | Going Digital | Scoop.it
This site will be used during my presentation at the Google Apps For Education European Summit
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Some great ideas here.

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What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos)

What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos) | Going Digital | Scoop.it

In simple terms, it is the process of breaking down what you know and information you have, and then evaluating and critically analyzing it in order to make an informed decision without bias.

A critical thinker:

- Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
- Desires to be, and is, well-informed
- Judges well the credibility of sources
- Identifies reasons, assumptions, and conclusions
- Asks appropriate clarifying questions
- Judges well the quality of an argument, including its reasons, assumptions, evidence, and their degree of support for the conclusion
- Can well develop and defend a reasonable position regarding a belief or an action, doing justice to challenges
- Formulates plausible hypotheses
- Plans and conducts experiments well
- Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
- Draws conclusions when warranted – but with caution
- Integrates all of the above aspects of critical thinking 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 16, 4:49 PM

A critical thinker:

- Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
- Desires to be, and is, well-informed
- Judges well the credibility of sources
- Identifies reasons, assumptions, and conclusions
- Asks appropriate clarifying questions
- Judges well the quality of an argument, including its reasons, assumptions, evidence, and their degree of support for the conclusion
- Can well develop and defend a reasonable position regarding a belief or an action, doing justice to challenges
- Formulates plausible hypotheses
- Plans and conducts experiments well
- Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
- Draws conclusions when warranted – but with caution
- Integrates all of the above aspects of critical thinking 


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking


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What Do Public Domain & Creative Commons Mean? - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media - Research Guides at Harvard Library

What Do Public Domain & Creative Commons Mean? - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media - Research Guides at Harvard Library | Going Digital | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons media for your project or presentation.
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Good reminder that not all creative commons stuff allows for unlimited use. Also, just because something is public domain or CC doesn't necessarily mean you don't have to give attribution.

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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.
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Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Create

Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Create | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Eric Brunsell's ongoing series showcases some innovative tools and examples for showcasing student work.
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Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Collaborate

Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Collaborate | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Eric Brunsell's ongoing series showcases some innovative tools and examples for student collaboration.
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Love the definition of collaboration: First, accept every offer and second, make your partner look good.

The author talks about how some of the principles from Improv also work for collaboration. 

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6 virtual field trips to give lesson plans a boost

6 virtual field trips to give lesson plans a boost | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Don't have the budget to travel the world? That doesn't mean students have to miss out! 
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Google Lit Trips, Global Trek, The Nine (actually 8) Planets.... 

 

If money is tight, try taking your students on a virtual field trip.

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms - followmolly.com

Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms - followmolly.com | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Home Page of followmolly.com
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some great ideas on how to use google forms with students and co-workers.

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It's Time To Rethink Our Use Of Technology In Schools

It's Time To Rethink Our Use Of Technology In Schools | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Technology has revolutionized education, but asking how it can improve learning may be the wrong question.
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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Going Digital | 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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Matt Smeller's comment, October 24, 12:19 AM
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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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The Plagiarism Checker

 
Instructions: Cut & paste your student's paper or homework assignment into the box below, and click the "check" button. This free plagiarism detector will find plagiarized text in homework and other essays/reports.
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Create Great HTML Classroom Newsletters for FREE with Google Sites

Create Great HTML Classroom Newsletters for FREE with Google Sites | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Recently, I came across a great Google script by Romain Vialard on how to create nice looking email newsletters from a Google Sites page. It is simple to do, requires no programming skills, and cou...
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Great for those weekly parent letters.

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The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones

The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Despite studies that prove unplugging and spending time without your cell phone is beneficial for a number of reasons, parents know it is easier said than done. Unfortunately, children are noticing.

According to Hightlight's annual "State of...
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Nice infograph about kids thoughts on various issues including parental cell phone usage.

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Rachel Vartanian's curator insight, March 28, 4:40 PM

EdTech is about education: student learning and outcomes. 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 18, 8:33 PM

Primero la pedagogía, después la tecnología.

Stéphane Bataillard's curator insight, August 24, 1:26 PM

A méditer...

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Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images

Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images | Going Digital | Scoop.it

When students create multimedia projects they might be tempted to simply do a Google Images search and use the first images they see. But as educators we have a responsibility to teach students to respect copyright holders' rights. One of the ways that we can do that is to teach students to use Creative Commons and Public Domain images.

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YES! I cannot emphasize enough how we need to be modeling what we want our students doing. Just because we are in education does not mean we have the right to use information without giving attribution. 

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Pear Deck

Pear Deck | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Plan & build interactive present deck from Google Drive, Launch a live session on the projector, Students join on their devices to interact in a fun, easy, engaging way.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Going Digital | Scoop.it
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic clarifies the habits of highly-effective educators, who use edtech!
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Number 6 is difficult -- even when you try to think ahead, it doesn't always go as planned. I'd put number 2 right after number 6. Be willing to change the plan when it isn't working.

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Web Tools Blog Series: Collecting, Organizing and Making Sense of Information

Web Tools Blog Series: Collecting, Organizing and Making Sense of Information | Going Digital | Scoop.it
A review of some of the most powerful web tools that can help students use the Internet efficiently. This blog is part of Edutopia's Summer PD series.
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Common Mythconceptions - World's Most Contagious Falsehoods - Information Is Beautiful

Common Mythconceptions - World's Most Contagious Falsehoods - Information Is Beautiful | Going Digital | Scoop.it
We only use 10% of our brain. We evolved from chimps. Dairy foods increase mucous. Pfffff! These and 45 other myths & misconceptions debunked. Solidly.
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Information is power. This would be a great site to use in a lesson about checking sources and facts.

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