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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...

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Good info for any presentation really.

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 2014 6:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, July 11, 2014 4:11 AM

In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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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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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without * by Donna Moritz

Are you wanting to create more visual content but don’t know where to start?I asked 19 visual social media experts about their favourite, go-to, can’t-live-without visual content tools. What follows is their best of the best picks - all 36, and quotes about their favourites.

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Why Blog? - Metawriting

Why Blog? - Metawriting | Going Digital | Scoop.it
TweetSumoMe Tweet My blog is now two years old and I have 104 posts which means I have been able to maintain my goal of blogging on a weekly basis (on average). This simple fact gives me tremendous satisfaction, probably because I do not always follow through on my promises to myself – perhaps one...

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Keep Good Searches from Going Bad - The Digital Shift

Keep Good Searches from Going Bad - The Digital Shift | Going Digital | Scoop.it
When students make a beeline for Google, these tips can improve their experience.
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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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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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Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap | Going Digital | Scoop.it

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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes (most are interdisciplinary)

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes (most are interdisciplinary) | Going Digital | Scoop.it
How can educators decide which tech to use in the classroom? There are specialists who can help with that.

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Some great ones here. Some I've used (blendspace, padlet, kahoot..) and some I will definitely have to try out.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 27, 9:55 AM

Interesting social studies ideas.

GwynethJones's curator insight, May 27, 9:56 PM

COOL!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 28, 7:46 PM

Fantastic web tools to incorporate in your lessons! Pick one and have a go!

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An Interesting Collection of Visual Learning Tools for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Interesting Collection of Visual Learning Tools for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then perhaps a lesson that engages a student's visual perception is worth a thousand lectures. Here are some tools to help craft visuals to augment your next lesson.


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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
Google's approach to email
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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.

 

Excellent! - JL


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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.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 21, 8:59 AM

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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