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50 Siri Voice Commands - YouTube

List of all 50 Siri voice commands: http://www.phonebuff.com/2014/03/50-siri-voice-commands/ I go over 50 different Siri voice commands on the iPhone 5S whic...

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The what and how of utilizing technology in the learning process.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today ^ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today ^ by Richard Byrne | Going Digital | Scoop.it
In The Practical Ed Tech Handbook you will find resources arranged in seven categories; communication with students & parents, web search strategies, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, backchannels & informal assessment, and digital portfolios

 

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Don't miss this great resource. Download it free, today


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Google Drive: Locate Your Files ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

Google Drive: Locate Your Files ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Going Digital | Scoop.it
When you create a new document or if you use File->Make a copy, the document is most likely in your main “My Drive” in Google Drive. If you are having trouble locating your file, here are some tricks.

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20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology ^ Teacher Reboot Camp ^ by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology ^ Teacher Reboot Camp ^ by Shelly Sanchez Terrell | Going Digital | Scoop.it
This year try integrating technology to get students researching, exploring, creating and moving. Hover over the infopic below to discover lessons, free apps, and resources!

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Charles Myers 's curator insight, August 26, 7:03 PM

Nice list of things to do with tech in the classroom #ipaded #teched 

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20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology ^ Teacher Reboot Camp ^ by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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Google Classroom Gains New Features ^ Campus Technology ^ by Leila Meyer

Google Classroom Gains New Features ^ Campus Technology ^ by Leila Meyer | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"Google has incorporated several new features into Google Classroom, the company's platform for creating, sharing and grading assignments, and has other features set to roll out in the coming weeks.

"In a blog post, Will Phan, a software engineer for Google Classroom, wrote, "Most of these features are rolling out this week; stay tuned in the next few weeks for more back-to-school goodies in Google Classroom, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides." 


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Yay! Love that it is now incorporating the Calendar feature. Sad that it creates a totally new calendar instead of being able to link to one already created.

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Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School

Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.
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And then, of course, you need to keep digital citizenship training going all year. 

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10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

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10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

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8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal

8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal | Going Digital | Scoop.it
This list of four tips and four tools will allow every educator to create lessons and units that can help make all of your students better digital citizens.
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4 tips, 4 tools. 

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15 Online Resources That Help Improve Essay-Writing Skills ^ THE Journal ^ by Julie Petersen

15 Online Resources That Help Improve Essay-Writing Skills ^ THE Journal ^ by Julie Petersen | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Throughout the journey from kindergarten to 12th grade, students are supposed to gain appropriate vocabulary and grammar skills that need to be successfully implemented into essay writing. Here are some effective online tools that can help you make the art of essay writing more attractive for your students.

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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

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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...
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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.
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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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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne | Going Digital | Scoop.it
I’ve written about a number of video, audio, and collage creation tools, with WeVideo, Audacity, and PicMonkey topping some of my lists. However, it can be a challenge for students to locate copyright-friendly media when using these tools for presentations or idea sharing. It’s always best for students to create materials or use ones that are in the public domain. Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for the latter.

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This is huge. If we don't direct students (and teachers) to public domain sites - they just google it.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 20, 11:01 PM

I would add http://photosforclass.com as a great tool to find CC licensed images from Flickr. The benefit is the CC license it adds to the bottom of the image for proper attribution. 

Mrs E.'s curator insight, August 21, 7:30 AM

Free images, audio and video ressources. A Must-Have

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Google Classroom: 8 Essential Tips Infographic ^ Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: 8 Essential Tips Infographic ^ Teacher Tech | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Google Classroom poster created by Alice Keeler and Michael Fricano ll. Check out Michaels blog at www.EDtechnocation.com

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Ra's curator insight, August 21, 6:39 PM

For teachers moving into using Google Classroom. 

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Google Slides Templates ^ Engage Their Minds ^ by Terri Eichholz

Google Slides Templates ^ Engage Their Minds ^ by Terri Eichholz | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Now that our campus has a set of Chromebooks, my students have been delighting in exploring Google Drive.  One tool that has been an asset is the Presentation tool also known as Slides.  Similar to Powerpoint, the Google version has a few advantages in our environment: automatic saving (extremely helpful when the network isn’t always reliable), the rockin’ Research Tool, and the ability to use Google image search within the presentation. Even more importantly, a shared presentation invites collaboration.  I’ve enjoyed having the students work on slides in the same show simultaneously, such as the metaphor presentation I’ve embedded below.


There aren’t a whole lot of themes available in Slides.  But a growing number of templates are popping up online.  You can start with Google, itself, for public presentation templates that are free to download. Another fun resource, though somewhat limited right now, is Slides Carnival.

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Lots of potential for group projects. I love that you can use the Revision History to see who did what part of the project.

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Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World

Our Space is a set of curricular materials designed to encourage high school students to reflect on the ethical dimensions of their participation in new media environments. Through role-playing activities and reflective exercises, students are asked to consider the ethical responsibilities of other people, and whether and how they behave ethically themselves online. These issues are raised in relation to five core themes that are highly relevant online: identity, privacy, authorship and ownership, credibility, and participation. 

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These materials are a great way to get students to think beyond how online behavior impacts them.

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Graphic Organizers (Writing)

Graphic Organizers (Writing) | Going Digital | Scoop.it

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Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, August 18, 11:15 AM

Great variety of organizers here. Something for everyone.

Chris Carter's curator insight, August 19, 3:49 AM

Always useful in helping students learn

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 19, 5:07 AM

Love these.!!

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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation | Going Digital | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features...

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Richard Samson's curator insight, August 17, 5:09 AM

Always good to stay up to date on video apps. Thanks!

Angela Ribo's curator insight, August 17, 10:27 AM

I think this will come in handy this year.

Mrs E.'s curator insight, August 20, 7:28 AM

Meant to be Your Favourite...

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6 Must-Have Apps for Teachers' Back-to-School Toolkit -- THE Journal

6 Must-Have Apps for Teachers' Back-to-School Toolkit -- THE Journal | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of apps to help teachers make their classrooms interactive, creative and productive in the new school year.
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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

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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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