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22 Things We Do As Educators That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years

22 Things We Do As Educators That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years | Going Digital | Scoop.it
22 Things We Do As Educators That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years
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Not all about technology - but too good not to share. Gives a lot to think about.

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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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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do | Going Digital | Scoop.it
There's more to Google Maps than a place you double-check your directions. Google's data-stuffed site offers a lot of helpful tools for vacationers, spreadsheet nerds, bikers, and others. Today we're digging into Google's data-rich geo-tool and pulling out some helpful lesser-known features.
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The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You | Edudemic | Diigo

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An older list, but lots of good stuff still around.

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E-Versions

E-Versions | Going Digital | Scoop.it
ENERGIZING BRAIN BREAKS E-EDITIONS
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Powerpoint or smartboard.

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The ultimate guide to Prezi

The ultimate guide to Prezi | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Update: the Prezi itself, below, was updated in May 2013 with some more
tips, examples, FAQs, and also to cover the new Prezi interface.

I've been meaning to do this for ages, so here we go: a complete guide to
the presentation software Prezi, from what it is and why to use it right up
to advanced techniques for making your presentation absolutely killer.

Works best on full-screen, as ever.

The how to make a great Prezi, Prezi on Prezi

I created this for a workshop next week in the library, so I was going to
launch it then - but Prezi themselves have started promoting it via their
Facebook presence and on their Explore page. (You should really check out
the Explore page, some of the Prezis on there are amazing!) So seeing as
it's gone global already, I've brought things forward.

I created a hand-out for the workshop, which features screen-grabs of the
nuts-and-bolts instructions on how to use Prezi, plus this basic overview
for those completely new to it:

The basics

The basic principle of Prezi is to put objects on the canvas and link them
together with a ‘path’. Your presentation will then consist of Prezi moving
from object to object, zooming in on them in the order you’ve chosen.

Objects can be text boxes, images, youtube videos or graphics. You can
write and structure your presentation exactly as you would a PowerPoint, or
you can do something completely different.

Just click on the canvas anywhere to start adding stuff.

A typical process of creating a Prezi might consist of these stages:

1. Plan the structure and outline of the presentation
2. Add the text, plus any images / videos etc
3. Move them around and arrange them in a coherent order on the canvas
4. Plot the path between them in the order you want to use
5. Click ‘Show’ and watch the presentation back, then refine it if you
need to .

If you found this guide useful, I've written a bunch of others to various
things like twitter, blogging platforms, netvibes and so on - they can all
be accessed here.

Happy presenting!

- thewikiman
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32 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom - Google Slides

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An evaluation of using Diigo.com with students

An evaluation of using Diigo.com with students | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Having used diigo with a class for a period of a few months (and now said class is off on exam leave and unlikely to be using it for a few months), I feel that now is a good time to reflect on how ...
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Interesting take-aways from one teacher's experience using diigo in his middle-school classroom.

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12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy

12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy | Going Digital | Scoop.it
As quick and facile as searching the internet can be, there are ways to be even more efficient, more search-savvy. It's our responsibility to teach kids how to find and research information, how to judge its veracity, and when it's time to ask for a grownup's help.
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Great tips to teach students within first few weeks of school.

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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Love these:  Power Researching, Meaningful Contributions, Ask Them About Their Passions,  and my favorite -- Build A Learning Ecology.

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ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive | Going Digital | Scoop.it
ThingLink Education
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21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts | IFLScience

21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts | IFLScience | Going Digital | Scoop.it
“Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground running in your classes! Math can be pretty tough, but since it is the language in which scientists interpret the Universe, there’s really no getting around learning it. Check out these gifs that will help you visualize some tricky aspects of math, so you can dominate your exams this year. Ellipse:
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For your visual learners....

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Enhance Students Productivity with These Web Tools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Enhance Students Productivity with These Web Tools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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A Handy Google Drive Cheat Sheet for iPad Users ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Google Drive Cheat Sheet for iPad Users ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

 

 


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 5:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 5:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 27, 10:42 AM

Good selection

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130 Tools in 160 Minutes | Library Stuff

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Awesome tools.

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Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions

Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.
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Fun site. Not web 2.0, but some great ideas.

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Websites That Will Let You Create Digital Magazines and Newspapers - blueblots.com

Websites That Will Let You Create Digital Magazines and Newspapers - blueblots.com | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Nowadays, the digital version of print magazines and newspapers are becoming increasingly popular among publishers as they can save printing and postage costs as well as they are able to reach a whole new audience in the online world. The continuing interest of digital in the adaptation of digital replica editions of newspapers and magazines encourages web developers to create websites that are offering service to allow anyone to create their own digital magazine and newspaper. Some of these websites are very easy to use, simple and provide you with unlimited access to their resources for free.

Take a look at these Websites That Will Let You Create Digital Magazines and Newspapers with easiness. Check this out and enjoy reading!
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Not all are free.

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62 things you can do with Dropbox

62 things you can do with Dropbox | Going Digital | Scoop.it
We asked readers, "How do you use Dropbox?" We were flooded with replies. Boiled down, here are their top tips.
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Powerpoint Schmowerpoint: Teach kids to create really engaging presentations

Powerpoint Schmowerpoint: Teach kids to create really engaging presentations | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic | Going Digital | Scoop.it
There are tons of ways to incorporate Twitter into the classroom, but some ways are harder than others. Lucky for you, the upcoming issue of the Edudemic Magazine has a page devoted to just this problem. We call it the Twitter Spectrum and think it's a handy cheat sheet for any teacher!
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Mathtrain.com with Mr. Marcos and his Students, screencasts, math videos, educational tutorials

Mathtrain.com with Mr. Marcos and his Students, screencasts, math videos, educational tutorials | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Mathtrain! Mathtrain.com with Mr. Marcos and his Students, screencasts, math videos, educational tutorials. Student-created content.
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Staying Organized using Google Apps for Ed. in the classroom

Staying Organized using Google Apps for Ed. in the classroom | Going Digital | Scoop.it
(Scroll to the bottom to skip to the video) I was recently asked (twice in the same week) to share how I organize student work shared with me via Google Apps for Education. At nErDcamp Northern New...
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Some great ideas on how to use google apps to help streamline the turn in and grading process.

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Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand | Design | WIRED

Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand | Design | WIRED | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Today, Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, the company's first-ever app outside of Instagram itself.
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Use hyperlapse to speed up or slow down your video, as well as smooth it out and get rid of the hand-held jitters.

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Clyp - Record and share audio, simply.

Clyp - Record and share audio, simply. | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Discover and share the world of audio. Clyp is a free, simple and fun way to record and share the sounds in your life with friends and family. Now available on iOS.
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Okay, so I think this is cool. You record and then can share. Simple. Could be a great way to do book ads or various other short audio clips. PROBLEM: some of the popular things people have recorded are inappropriate for schools. You would have to do some teaching about choosing NOT to click on things that look inappropriate.

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edutopia-parents-guide-21st-century-learning.pdf

edutopia-parents-guide-21st-century-learning.pdf | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Some great ways that parents can bring digital learning and citizenship home.

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