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The what and how of utilizing technology in the learning process.
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Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world

Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world | Going Digital | Scoop.it

After assessing feedback from both users and publishers, we’re making the Fact Check label in Google News available everywhere, and expanding it into Search globally in all languages. For the first time, when you conduct a search on Google that returns an authoritative result containing fact checks for one or more public claims, you will see that information clearly on the search results page. The snippet will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check of that particular claim.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 12, 8:42 AM

An interesting attempt from Google to help stamp out fake news.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 12, 3:32 PM

Built in Fact Check for Google Search! 

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App of the Week: Education’s best digital library

App of the Week: Education’s best digital library | Going Digital | Scoop.it
CommonLit is a free digital library of leveled texts — news articles, poems, short stories, and historical documents. You can filter collections by grade level, Lexile level, theme, genre, literary device, and even Common Core State Standards. Every passage includes footnotes with vocabulary words and essential background information. An adaptive-technology-type toolbar for online reading includes a dictionary, a highlighter, text-to-speech functionality, and translation features for 13 languages.

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Free leveled texts
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Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 14 Best Note-Taking Apps

Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 14 Best Note-Taking Apps | Going Digital | Scoop.it
We took dozens of note-taking apps for a test drive in order to separate the must-try options from the weak ones. First, you’ll find full-featured note-taking apps, including Evernote, OneNote, and Simplenote—the popular notebook apps that can save everything. Then, we'll look at handwriting apps, designed for scribbling your thoughts on tablets.

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There are plenty of ways to take notes. You could carry a notebook and pen in your pocket, or scribble thoughts on a napkin at lunch. Or, better yet, you could use a notebook app, so you always have a way to store your thoughts—even if there's not a pen nearby. Notebook apps come in all shapes and sizes. From simple plain-text notebooks to apps that recognize your handwriting and record audio, you can find a notebook app for anything you want to remember.
 
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How to Create a Blackout Poem Using Google Slides

How to Create a Blackout Poem Using Google Slides | Going Digital | Scoop.it
There's a certain zen quality to creating traditional blackout poems...that is until in your Sharpie induced brain fog, yo
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Love this idea. Would be something you could do in any discipline. Take a page of text from the curriculum content - have them make a blackout poem.
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70+ Educational iPad Apps for Teachers Using iPad in Their Classrooms

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Google Classroom now available for personal Google accounts

Google Classroom now available for personal Google accounts | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Google Classroom is a fantastic tool for collaboration in schools, but the requirement to use G Suite for Education was a barrier of entry for some teacher... by Corbin Davenport in Google, News
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convert anything to anything - CloudConvert

convert anything to anything - CloudConvert | Going Digital | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.
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6 Good Chromebook Apps for Recording and Editing Audio

6 Good Chromebook Apps for Recording and Editing Audio | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up

Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up | Going Digital | Scoop.it
As librarians everywhere will attest, fake news is not new; fabricated stories have been presented as truth for centuries. But take a divided electorate and add a social media landscape where misinformation is shared with a click, and interest in the topic has soared.
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A great list of links by reputable sources and authors. More good sources in the comments.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them | Going Digital | Scoop.it

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Vocaroo

SoundCloud

AudioPal &

AudioBoom


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C.Rathsack's curator insight, March 24, 2015 11:38 AM

Under-utilized tools -- audio recordings, some w/ direct URLs.

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A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Teachers want their students to create, but don’t want to fight with clunky technology. Listening skills and learning can be improved with podcasting. Today’s show will help you understand one of the simplest technologies to use in the classroom: podcasting. Podcasting sparks imagination, creativity, and builds listening skills. Just about any teacher with a smartphone and an internet connection can have their students podcasting quickly!


In this episode, Tom Daccord and I discuss how to using podcasting in the classroom.  Welcome to episode 298 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

How is podcasting being used in the classroom?

How can students publish podcasts for the world?

What kind of impact can podcasting have on learning?

How can you use podcasts to improve listening skills?

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3 Fast, Free Lesson Plans to Fight Fake News

3 Fast, Free Lesson Plans to Fight Fake News | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Just as the flu shot exposes a person to enough of the dead “harmless” virus to cause immunity, we can also expose students to things that have already been verified or shown to be fake. By exposing our students to things that look very real, we can help them notice and understand that many things that look real, are lies. We can also help them understand why shady companies and organizations actually benefit from fake news (like a movie coming out this month in one of these examples.)

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3 lessons that use current fake news stories to help students determine what news is fake or not.
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Teachers Guide to Create A Class Website Using The New Google Sites

Teachers Guide to Create A Class Website Using The New Google Sites | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Ultimate Teachers' Resource: #iPad Apps for Teachers and more 

Ultimate Teachers' Resource: #iPad Apps for Teachers and more  | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Nowadays teachers are encouraged to use technology in the classroom given that it brings numerous benefits to both students and professors. On the one hand, by using technology teachers are able to manage their classes much easier, to engage their students with creative materials, to make interactive and interesting lessons and many other things. While on the other side, students will acquire knowledge faster since it is transferred in active and fun manner.  Therefore, one of the best ways to use technology in everyday teaching is to start taking advantage of many perks that iPad offers. It is small, light and easily portable in every occasion. Moreover, with its various useful apps, iPad will help you enhance and enrich teaching and learning experience. For this reason, here is a comprehensive list of different iPad apps for teachers that will improve and facilitate each aspect of your teacher’s life.

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Goobric for Students - What I learned my first week

Goobric for Students - What I learned my first week | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Last November, Jake Read presented Feedback in the Cloud at the Temecula GAFE Summit . While I had heard about Goobric , Jake'
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Using Goobric for Students can help with peer editing.
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Talking Poetry with Blabberize - ReadWriteThink

Talking Poetry with Blabberize - ReadWriteThink | Going Digital | Scoop.it
students then use Blabberize to create Blabbers of one of their poems.  Sharing their Blabbers with the class and online community will make the students more excited about writing poetry as well as providing practice of technology skills.
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Great way to incorporate technology into Poetry Month.
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Google beat Apple in education, one of its oldest strongholds — but now it's time for round two

Google beat Apple in education, one of its oldest strongholds — but now it's time for round two | Going Digital | Scoop.it
According to some teachers, "iPads provide no educational function in the classroom." Can a lower price change that?
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Interesting look at changing market in educational software.
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Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder – One-click to record audio

Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder – One-click to record audio | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder is the best free audio recording software. It can record any sound from various audio input. One of its biggest advantages is that it is 100% free without time limitations!
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The new Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary aged pupils

The new Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary aged pupils | Going Digital | Scoop.it
I’ve always enjoyed thinking of ideas about how we can utilise technology for purposeful means in the classroom. It is often we see the simplest ideas making the biggest impact on teaching an…
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Cool new Google Slides video functionality! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Cool new Google Slides video functionality! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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The ability to designate where the video starts and stops is especially helpful for flipped classrooms.
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10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 26, 2015 12:03 PM

Some very helpful tools for assessing understanding

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"Do you want to know my productivity tips and tricks? How about what I use for digital film class? The technology I use in my classroom everyday? Well, Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m showing love to my dear teacher friends by just sharing all the tools and tips that have me excited right now. I’ve included links below for you."


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How Search Works - An Illustrated Explanation

How Search Works - An Illustrated Explanation | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Google search is a part of our students' daily lives (most of them have never lived in world without Google), but often they don't know how the search results displayed before them got there. How Search Works is an animated graphic that reveals the basics of how websites are sorted, ranked, and presented to you in your search results.

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Become a better searcher by knowing how Google Search works.
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