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The what and how of utilizing technology in the learning process.
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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | Going Digital | Scoop.it
"Netiquette" refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.Read more →
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What’s ‘Value Added’ About Tech Tools in the Classroom? ^ Educator Innovator ^ by Nicole Mirra

What’s ‘Value Added’ About Tech Tools in the Classroom? ^ Educator Innovator ^ by Nicole Mirra | Going Digital | Scoop.it
During our conversation, Dr. Beach identified what I consider to be one of the most important educational innovations that digital texts bring to the classroom, namely their dialogic nature. While print texts may inspire dialogue, they exist as static, fixed entities offering one-way communication. Digital texts, on the other hand, can exist in a state of collaboration and change as users create, remix, mash up, or annotate.

More than any other aspect of digital texts, this sense of malleability is what I find most exciting as an educator because it helps us expand the definition of what constitutes writing and it reminds us that writing, just like all forms of creation, is a social practice in conversation with others in the world around us.

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - A Registration-free Video Editor

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - A Registration-free Video Editor | Going Digital | Scoop.it
One of the challenges associated with using many web-based tools is that they require students to register for accounts or require teachers to manage their students' accounts. The process of regist...
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7 Apps for Student Creators

7 Apps for Student Creators | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Because Millennials and digital natives live in a creation-based world, apps like Adobe Voice, Thinglink, and Pages promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and invite real-world learning.
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NYCDOE_Create the Digital Image You Want

NYCDOE_Create the Digital Image You Want | Going Digital | Scoop.it
NYCDOE_Create the Digital Image You Want | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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I like that this shows the positive things you can do with a digital footprint -- not just the bad things that can happen.

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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard ^ Psychological Science ^ by Pam Mueller & Daniel Oppenheimer

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard ^ Psychological Science ^ by Pam Mueller & Daniel Oppenheimer | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Taking notes on laptops rather than in longhand is increasingly common. Many researchers have suggested that laptop note taking is less effective than longhand note taking for learning. Prior studies have primarily focused on students’ capacity for multitasking and distraction when using laptops. The present research suggests that even when laptops are used solely to take notes, they may still be impairing learning because their use results in shallower processing. In three studies, we found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took notes longhand. We show that whereas taking more notes can be beneficial, laptop note takers’ tendency to transcribe lectures verbatim rather than processing information and reframing it in their own words is detrimental to learning.

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

School-Wide Twitter Chats | Going Digital | Scoop.it
New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.
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Interesting idea for getting schools/parents/students involved in discussions that go beyond the school walls.

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The Path to Digital Citizenship

The Path to Digital Citizenship | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek looks at the ethical and practical sides of digital citizenship, and suggests a mindful path for teaching the necessary skills in the elementary grades.
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Good suggestions for teaching digital citizenship in elementary school.

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What is a digital tattoo? | Burnaby Public Library

What is a digital tattoo?

In short, it is your digital identity. Just like a tattoo, your digital reputation is an expression of yourself. It is formed and added to by you and others over time. Your digital tattoo includes things like websites or blogs you’ve created, tweets, blog comments, your account or screen names and everything else.

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Great visual/metaphor to help kids understand how difficult it is to get someone off the internet.

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100 Best Chromebook Tips, Tricks and Time Savers - Chrome Story

100 Best Chromebook Tips, Tricks and Time Savers - Chrome Story | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Getting started with a Google Chromebook is very easy so is being a normal Google Chromebook user. But to be a power user, you need to know some tips, tricks and secrets.
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35 More Ways to Use Google Classroom ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

35 More Ways to Use Google Classroom ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Back when I had only had a list of 35 ways to use Google Classroom I submitted a poster session proposal to ISTE. Since then the list has grown and you can now purchase “50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom” on Amazon. For my poster session I have come up with an additional 35 ways you can use Google Classroom. (I guess that brings me up to 85). Here is a YouTube playlist with a short description of those 35 additional ways to use Google Classroom.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, July 3, 7:44 PM

As a substitute teacher at a Hawaii Island Charter School that uses the "Google Classroom," I find Alice Keeler's suggestions and ideas most helpful.  With Google Classroom, I find more time working with individual students than I did before.  My role has changed from lecturer to learning facilitator.  Alice has some excellent ideas.  Aloha, Russ.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Rubric in Google Sheets - Video Demonstration

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Rubric in Google Sheets - Video Demonstration | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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This is helpful -- especially since rubrics need to be in Google Sheets to work with Doctopus and Goobric -- in Google Classroom.

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Building Attention Span

Building Attention Span | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Technology-driven losses in attention span are interfering with our ability to become deep and complex people.
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Interesting article. Are we missing the big picture due to demand for immediate gratification?

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Digital Citizenship: Please Do not Publish

Digital Citizenship: Please Do not Publish | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Free Image by OCAL on clkr.com Recently I had posted a graphic of a Quick Guide to Google Classroom for Students. I appreciate all of the positive feedback I received regarding this graphic. Howeve...
Sarah McElrath's insight:

Very good reminders. I find that many teachers feel it is okay to use an image they have googled without citing or asking permission. I recommend a site like Pixabay.com.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools for Hosting Collaborative Brainstorming Sessions Online

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools for Hosting Collaborative Brainstorming Sessions Online | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Padlet is another site that works well for collaborative brainstorming --so do Google docs.

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Does Not Compute: Millennials Aren't Tech Savvy

Does Not Compute: Millennials Aren't Tech Savvy | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Just because millennials are glued to their tech devices doesn’t mean they know how to use them well. They may know how to take selfies, surf the web, or keep up with their social networks, but "Does Not Compute," a new research brief we are releasing today, reveals that most have a hard time solving problems using technology. That’s bad news, because technology won’t add much to the human equation if we can’t use it to solve problems.
Sarah McElrath's insight:

I have found this to be true. My students know how to use tech. devices for gaming and social interactions -- but not so much as a tool to solve problems. We need to be deliberate in how and what we are teaching with those 1 to 1 devices.

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5 Best Prezi Alternatives

5 Best Prezi Alternatives | Going Digital | Scoop.it
5 Best Prezi alternatives list from PowToon - the free animated presentation software for business. The best alternative to Powerpoint and Prezi alternative.

 

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I remember only a few years ago when Prezi what THE alternative to PowerPoint.


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JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, July 15, 12:06 PM

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Emily K. Reuter's curator insight, July 23, 3:40 PM

Wonderful list of presentation software available on the internet for teachers or students in need of creative ways to teach subject content or apply creativity to content already learned. Also includes a fabulous Ipad ap for creating photo presentations, a scribe/doodle program and several less-known presentation software similar to the concept of PowerPoint.

Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 9:18 AM

Five presentation apps (with helpful annotations) that you may want to use when you get tired of Prezi.

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Copy a Google Form ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

Copy a Google Form ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Going Digital | Scoop.it
If you have created a Google Form it can be tricky to allow others to make a copy of your Google Form. If you have created a Google Form to collect attendance, as a daily warm up or a formative assessment you may want to share what you made with another teacher. Most likely you do not want other teachers data mixed in with your data. You want the teachers to copy your Forms not use your Forms.

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This is important for keeping your data authentic.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 16, 11:29 AM

Easier than sharing. Save form to a View Only shared folder. 

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Plagiarism vs. Collaboration on Education’s Digital Frontier

Plagiarism vs. Collaboration on Education’s Digital Frontier | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Perhaps, writes school-based technology leader Jennifer Carey, instead of focusing our concerns on technology as a wonderful aid to plagiarizers, we should focus on its ability to foster creativity and collaboration, and then ask ourselves (we are the clever adults here) how we can incorporate those elements in our teaching and assessment.
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Good article on the fuzzy line between cheating and collaboration.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators

Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators | Going Digital | Scoop.it
In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.
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Great conversation starters. All under ten minutes long. I am going to use them in staff meetings.

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.
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Only 2 are free.

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Chrome Web Apps and Extensions Flipped Edu

Chrome Web Apps and Extensions Flipped Edu | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Chrome Web Apps and Extensions Molly Schroeder Technology Integration Specialist and Consultant molly.schroeder@flippededucation.com Google+Molly Schroeder Twitter @followmolly #chromeninja Past webinars: http://goo.gl/hYLE1
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Some really useful apps and extensions listed.

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Screencastify (Screen Video Recorder)

Screencastify (Screen Video Recorder) | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content of your tab is recorded. So you can easily create a screencast for video tutorials, record presentations etc. It also supports desktop capturing, allowing you to record anything on your screen (not just tabs)."


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