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instaGrok on EdmodoPosted on August 24, 2012 by kirill

If you are in the world of K-12 of education, chances are you have heard of Edmodo, a social learning network for for teachers, students, and parents with over 20 millions users!

We are happy to announce that instaGrok is now an application at the Edmodo App store.

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50 Movies All Kids Should See Before They're 12 - mcelraths@ghaps.org - Grand Haven Area Public Schools Mail

50 Movies All Kids Should See Before They're 12 - mcelraths@ghaps.org - Grand Haven Area Public Schools Mail | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It’s a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means to innovate, a word that sometimes seems to belong in the adult domain of business and is estranged from how students think about living their lives.

 

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 10, 12:41 PM

Learning to approach a topic from different directions/mindsets can produce new and different results.

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This infographic helps students see the value of innovation within their learning. Most of the ideas shared apply beyond the classroom as well.

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The Digital Tattoo: Think Before You Ink

The Digital Tattoo: Think Before You Ink | Going Digital | Scoop.it
By Rob McTaggart. We all have a digital tattoo, and if we do not choose how to ink it, somebody else will. Rob McTaggart discusses how we might move the fear-based cybersafety agenda forward toward...
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Digital footprint = footprints wash away. 

Digital tattoo = forever

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Six free edtech resources to transform your teaching - Innovate My School

Six free edtech resources to transform your teaching - Innovate My School | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Sometimes it’s just great to recommend cool stuff for your peers. Here, Social Media and Educational Technology specialist Scott Hayden and teacher / e-learning coordinator Rachel Jones discuss their favourite free resources for the classroom.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 6, 9:14 AM

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Students who can use social media, web tools, video, and audio to research, collaborate, and explore in teamwork tasks, to problem-solve, communicate clearly, and critically think are only going to enhance their employability. It is an honour to be teaching at a time of educational technological revolution and it is our responsibility to work with our learners to find the tools that allow them to develop these skills.

Here are some tools that have worked for me and are fun, easy to use, and free.

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The Four Negative Sides of Technology

The Four Negative Sides of Technology | Going Digital | Scoop.it
There can be a negative side resulting from inappropriate or overuse of technology, and that negative side can have serious and long-term consequences.

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The Research Shelf | edshelf

The Research Shelf | edshelf | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Great tools to use for research, whether it is for doing assignments, lesson planning, homework or just to stretch your own curious mind.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools for Creating Multimedia Quizzes - A Comparison Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools for Creating Multimedia Quizzes - A Comparison Chart | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Smart Apps For Special Needs: Good Free App of the Day: Mindshift - help teens and adults cope with anxiety

Smart Apps For Special Needs: Good Free App of the Day: Mindshift - help teens and adults cope with anxiety | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Have you noticed a theme to my recent posts? I've been writing a lot about stress and anxiety, but I know it's a relatable topic for so many of us. I'm called on to offer support and guidance to others dealing with anxiety in both my personal and professional life. I want to share current and evidence -based resources. I also want to be able to practice what I preach! Mindshift is a free app by Creative B'stro that can help. It's a joint collaboration between two organizations in British Columbia: Anxiety BC and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services. Both websites feature a wealth of information and additional resources for children, teens, adults and parents. The mobile app is designed to help teens and adults cope with a variety of types of anxiety. The amount of content available in this free app is impressive. Take a deep breath and download Mindshift today.


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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 30, 11:10 AM

Has anyone had experience with this APP for anxiety?

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Personalizing Social Emotional Learning with Google Forms (EdSurge News)

Personalizing Social Emotional Learning with Google Forms (EdSurge News) | Going Digital | Scoop.it
When I was a classroom teacher, the best “tech” I had access to was a shared VCR/DVD player and a cracked overhead projector. As a result, I was unable to leverage technology for better “personalization” in my classroom, and so I leveraged relationships, instead.I “personalized” by getting to know m

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, April 12, 1:29 PM

Google Forms continues to be a great asset for schools.  Look at how it is being used in this school to teach SEL. 

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A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos!

A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos! | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"Sharing YouTube video is easy using options available on the platform, but there is another way, a nicer way to share YouTube™ videos with your students. NicerTube is an amazing platform that allows users to share YouTube videos getting rid of all the fluff, distractions and sometimes-dodgy content around YouTube videos."


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 10, 7:23 PM

This is a great way to show YouTube Videos in your classroom. Takes less than a minute to set up and gets rid of all the extra clutter. You can quickly select one of their own backgrounds or even use your own blog as the background. Check it out. It's free!

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 11, 10:09 AM

add some focus to your selections, and subtract the distractions.

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The Flipped Learning Process Visually Explained

The Flipped Learning Process Visually Explained | Going Digital | Scoop.it

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Innovation Excellence | 20 Things EducatorSkillss Need To Know About Digital Literacy ~ by Saga Briggs

Innovation Excellence | 20 Things EducatorSkillss Need To Know About Digital Literacy ~ by Saga Briggs | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"Digital literacy isn’t about knowing computers inside and out; it’s about using technology to change the way you think. If critical thinking skills haven’t yet become a part of your students’ digital citizenship, it’s time to rethink your teaching strategy.

"These are vague descriptions, as are most of the descriptions you’ll find of digital literacy in blog posts and journal articles online. What teachers need, more than a fancy synopsis of how digital publication affects the meaning of a text, is a practical and applicable guide to helping students think productively about the digital world.

"Below are the top do’s and don’ts we’ve come across–in research and in our own experience–when it comes to making students digitally literate."


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3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson ~teachthought

3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson ~teachthought | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"While technology is an important part of the education equation, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Teachers play a bigger role than ever in developing an engaging well-rounded curriculum, though integrating technology into the mix presents its own unique set of challenges. Many teachers have been reluctant to replace their print materials due to cost and dissatisfaction with the available digital options. According to the MDR 2014 State of the K–12 Market Report, there’s a growing demand for solutions that improve teaching and personalized learning and educators are willing to consider new instructional models.

"So, how do we build an engaging curriculum based on the components of critical thinking, while incorporating technology into the mix – without sacrificing the basics? Here are a few simple tips to integrate technology into almost any lesson."


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Ra's curator insight, May 8, 12:43 AM

Love the blog all about it suggestion to get kids thinking, collating and collaborating at all stages. Also from a UDL perspective the idea of making learning as visual as possible in more situations is great for our students with specific learning needs. 

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The Chromebook is Mightier Than the Sword: History Students Become Heroes

The Chromebook is Mightier Than the Sword: History Students Become Heroes | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Definite help in meeting the common core "real world" requirement.

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom ~ TeachThought

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom ~ TeachThought | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.

"It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now.

"So below are (at least) 60 thing you can do with Google Classroom. We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own."


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Ra's curator insight, May 8, 12:41 AM

Get list of suggestions to pick and choose from. Good for encouraging teachers to take that next step into trying something new to extend their practice. 

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Forget Online, Think Blended

Forget Online, Think Blended | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Instead of chasing online learning K12 should concentrate on blended learning.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 4, 9:21 AM

Librarians, you can think of using a blended model for some of the professional development you offer.  Possibly you begin a workshop with some face to face time.  Then move online to continue your conversation through Edmodo, a blog, a Facebook page, etc.  Later, you can consider meeting again face to face to showcase the learning.

Anita Vance's curator insight, May 4, 11:39 AM

A little clarification to share

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"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research

"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research | Going Digital | Scoop.it
"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research
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Using the advanced search techniques of Google can bring up many good primary source documents and credible websites.

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RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago...

RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago... | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Create and manage your references in seconds with RefME’s FREE reference generator. Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago & more – we’ve got it covered!
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No excuse not to site your sources!

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With parents not watching, 1 in 2 kids abuse social media

With parents not watching, 1 in 2 kids abuse social media | Going Digital | Scoop.it
One-half of middle- and high school students in a recent study admit to social media abuse.

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, April 13, 10:33 AM

Some sobering research.  Do you have discussions with parents about their child's social media use and monitoring.

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Da_Vinci_Tweet_Anatomy

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Explore The Daring Librarian's photos on Flickr. The Daring Librarian has uploaded 8371 photos to Flickr.
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15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs.


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Best cheap headphones of 2015 - CNET

Best cheap headphones of 2015 - CNET | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Looking for the budget headphones? CNET editors' review of the best budget headphones includes product photos and video and user reviews.
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