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The what and how of utilizing technology in the learning process.
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Summer Learning Series-Collaborative Classroom With Edmodo | Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom:

Summer Learning Series-Collaborative Classroom With Edmodo | Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: | Going Digital | Scoop.it

by Steven W. Anderson

 

A useful introductin to Edmodo for lthose wishing to learn about it.


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Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack (Wired UK)

Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack (Wired UK) | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Three cracking experts show how quickly even long passwords with letters, numbers, and symbols can be cracked

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Scary.

 

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, May 28, 2013 7:07 AM

This is frightening...

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36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf

36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Websites & mobile apps for digital storytelling, such as Toontastic, VoiceThread, StoryKit, Xtranormal, Puppet Pals, Pixton, Storybird, Comic Master, etc.

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Patricia Stitson's comment, June 11, 2013 1:52 AM
Just for kids? Maybe not. We all have a story to share. Who is building the platform where we can upload stories from all these apps?
Patricia Stitson's curator insight, June 11, 2013 1:53 AM

Just for kids? Maybe not. We all have a story to share. Who is building the platform where we can upload stories from all these apps?

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, July 4, 2013 10:05 PM

Another great collection of tools and ideas for storytelling digitally.

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5 ideas for using Google Hangouts On Air | Innovative Educator

5 ideas for using Google Hangouts On Air | Innovative Educator | Going Digital | Scoop.it

By Lisa Nielsen

 

"If you're an innovative educator, by now, you have probably tried Google Hangouts which let you conduct a video conference with up to ten people / locations FOR FREE! This by itself has terrific potential for teaching and learning tool. 


I explained here ways the following ideas could be put to use in the classroom:1)  Take a class without having to be in the same place. 2)  Invite an audience to a performance. 3)  Invite others to perform/discuss with you. What you may yet to have tried is livestreaming your Hangout and capturing it via YouTube. This is known as Google Hangouts On Air which takes something that was already awesome, and makes it even better. 
You can see what it is here:"


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:52 PM

I am currently leading my students toward Google + hangouts vs. Skype. This seems to be a growing trend.

Randy Bauer's comment, June 13, 2013 1:08 AM
We are on the forefront of a new frontier in education.
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The Best K-12 Education Technology Blogs | EdTech Magazine | Diigo

If it takes a village to raise a child, how many people does it take to train an educator? It’s hard to say, but 50 helping hands seems like a good place to start.

In the spirit of community, collaboration and information sharing, EdTech: Focus on K–12 has rounded up 50 ed-tech blogs that we deem must-reads for the K–12 community. We launched our first Must-Read IT list last year to great response so we hope that you all enjoy this year's batch of blogs as well.

These blogs are a mix of voices and include blogs authored by teachers, administrators and technology vendors. They share real-world classroom experiences, offer inspiration and distribute valuable best practices.

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Awesome blogs.

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Teacher Resources | Library of Congress

Teacher Resources | Library of Congress | Going Digital | Scoop.it
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.
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Freeplay Music, Broadcast Production Music Library, Mp3 Music, See Terms of Use.

Freeplay Music, Highest Quality Broadcast Production Music Library, Mp3 Music , See Terms Of Use, Country,Hip Hop,Rap,Techno,Song with Lyrics,etc.
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The Twitter Essay | Tools | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The Twitter Essay | Tools | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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I think this is an awesome idea. To get kids to think about every word. To get kids to play with language and ideas and audience. To be concise. Really cool.

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5 Steps Needed To Master The Common Core (Infographic)

5 Steps Needed To Master The Common Core (Infographic) | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Steps to mastering the Common Core presented in an infographic that provides a lighter viewpoint. The gist of what we need to know:

* Learn – Knowing the path in front of you is half the journey

* Reflect – Ninjas continually focus on their strengths as well as opportunities for improvement

* Leap – Immerse yourself in the CCSS by integrating the language of the standards into your classroom

* Collaborate – Ninjas never attack a problem alone, and neither should you

* Execute – Use your new educational arsenal to fulfill your destiny as a Core Ninja.

To see the infographic click through to the post.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 27, 2013 9:54 PM

Check out the five degrees to becoming anexpert on the Common Core in this infographic!

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools | Going Digital | Scoop.it

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Great article. Lots of links as well.

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melly's comment, April 7, 2013 8:45 PM
the focus should not only be on digital safety which of course is a large part of digital citizenship but includes so much more, like for example; digital communication, digital literacy and digital access. Digital citizenship as a subject at school was created as more than just finger wagging and more about education and infomation which in turn leads to good choices and the ability to be safe. Safety is a bonus which comes through following all aspects of digital citizenship. The school and library can be a safe place where digital information is accessed accurately and students have the ability to acquire new knowledge
Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:19 AM

Super resource told like it is in the schoolhouse.

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Digital Citizenship

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Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online

Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online | Going Digital | Scoop.it
  Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading.
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Very well organized and all links are legally entitled to tranfer the materials. No copyright infringement as far as the author knows.

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Child Safety on the Information Highway -- 2013 -- 20th Anniversary Edition

Child Safety on the Information Highway -- 2013 -- 20th Anniversary Edition | Going Digital | Scoop.it
All new content:  This guide was originally written in 1993 for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), and slightly updated a few times until 2005. This is the first comp...
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Research based, this guide talks about the truths and myths of child safety on the internet. Stays away from the preditor panic.

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Twitter For English Techers - LiveBinder

Twitter For English Techers - LiveBinder | Going Digital | Scoop.it

by Steven W. Anderson


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:18 PM

Anderson is one of the most prolific sharers on the web and an ed tech leader in Winston-Salem, NC. This LiveBinders binder is set up just for English teachers.

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Three Free iPad Apps That Teach Kids To Program

Three Free iPad Apps That Teach Kids To Program | Going Digital | Scoop.it
The first time that I wanted to stay after school was in the sixth grade. In sixth grade we could stay after school to use Logo Writer. My friend Sean and I had a great time building some simple pr...

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Carli Spina's comment, June 11, 2013 7:49 AM
These apps are great! You might also want to check out A.L.E.X. (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a.l.e.x./id597040772?mt=8) or Hopscotch (http://www.gethopscotch.com/).
Ephansen's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:43 PM

When I was in elementary, we went on field trips to a "special lab" that let us program using Logo Writer - remember the "turtle"?  LT 10, RT 45.....

Things have come a long way.  Use your handheld device to practice.  Programming and coding - a valuable skill for us to explore! 

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How to create a captivating presentation

Presentations are a powerful medium that can quickly disseminate information and help teach people new ideas. Unfortunately not every slide deck is effective at

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Susan Kay Daniels's comment, June 24, 2013 9:42 PM
Thank you for this scoop. It has given me both inspiration and ideas! Warmly, Susan
Olga Boldina's comment, June 25, 2013 4:49 AM
Удач и успехов, Сьюзан!
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Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

A Social Media MEGA Resource Center

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Digiteen Project: Global Digital Citizenship Collaboration and Education

Digiteen Project: Global Digital Citizenship Collaboration and Education | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Digiteen: A digital citizenship global collaborative project from flat classroom
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KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!

Download and save videos directly from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, Putfile and more. Simply copy and paste.
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The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Teaching and Learning with The New York Times
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This is a great site for interactive reading for students. The Student Opinion section allows students to write in their opinion on a topic -- as well as see what their peers think.

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The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All - The Digital Shift

The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All - The Digital Shift | Going Digital | Scoop.it

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It's not only about reading the fine print, it's about understanding it. Something that is often hard to do. Bottom line - don't put anything out there that you don't want shared.

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gwynethjones's comment, May 29, 2013 10:49 AM
Well said, Sarah!!!
Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:13 AM

Needed information to keep up with the newest teen craze!

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Social Media - Snapchat: Cybersafety/Cybersmart

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Tools for the TEKS: Integrating Technology in the Classroom

This website is maintained for educators interested in the effective use of technology in the classroom.
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Very well documented, detailed article about using classroom podcasting to motivate students to write.

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