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The what and how of utilizing technology in the learning process.
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Flipping the Switches on Facebook’s Privacy Controls

Flipping the Switches on Facebook’s Privacy Controls | Going Digital | Scoop.it
If you value your privacy, using the service means determining not only what you want to share, but also who gets to see it.
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Good explanations and reminders that what you put online isn't private.

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13+1 tips to reduce presentation anxiety

Are you nervous before giving a presentation? This deck explains why are we afraid of public speaking and offers some tips to cope with presentation anxiety.

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Great slide share. Would be useful to show students before they have to do presentations -- or work in writers groups.

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Bernard Lamailloux's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:18 AM

Coooooooooooooool !...

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 2014 9:28 AM

We were just talking about how students give presentations in class.  This slideshare may help them with some of their anxiety.   It may be a good resource for students as they get ready for job, college, or scholarship interviews.

MsGatto's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:04 PM

Helpful to share with students!

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A Great New Web Tool To Help Students and Teachers Create Digital ePortfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Web Tool To Help Students and Teachers Create Digital ePortfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Free tool for you to check out.

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Science Projects Experiments, Educational Toys & Science Toys | Steve Spangler Science

Science Projects Experiments, Educational Toys & Science Toys | Steve Spangler Science | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Amazing collection of step-by-step science projects.

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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Note-Taking with iPads

Note-Taking with iPads | Going Digital | Scoop.it
I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precis
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Note-taking is a skill students will use all their lives.

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The High Cost of Multitasking | Visual.ly

The High Cost of Multitasking | Visual.ly | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Multitasking is a fact of our modern, connected life. However, research shows it makes us less effective, increases mistakes and stress, and costs the
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Good one to show teens--being on the phone/computer/xbox while doing homework isn't the best way to learn.

 

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?
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Awesome infographic -- on importance of note-taking.

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Raspberry Pi: Everything You Need To Know

Raspberry Pi: Everything You Need To Know | Going Digital | Scoop.it
It's a computer so simple, anyone can tinker with it. Here's proof.
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Could we afford to get these for students to work with and program?

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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process?

Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, t
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I don't think this has to be limited to the iPad. There are plenty of non-apple tablets and computers that would allow students to do these things.

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26 Tips for Teaching with Google Apps | Google Gooru

26 Tips for Teaching with Google Apps | Google Gooru | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Lots of good ideas here.

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Nature Soundmap

Nature Soundmap | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Hear the world like never before. Nature soundscapes and wildlife sounds from all over the planet.
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Very cool. Would be great for science classes. Interesting for students to do a sound map of their house/community.

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TMS Chapter on Blending the Common Core with Media Literacy. | The Media Spot

TMS Chapter on Blending the Common Core with Media Literacy. | The Media Spot | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Use Post-Its + Evernote For Ongoing Literacy Assessment

Use Post-Its + Evernote For Ongoing Literacy Assessment | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Evernote has partnered with Post-it notes. How could this apply to the classroom? Primarily, it can allow a teacher to digitize any notes they might write about their students on a Post-it into an ...
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Use in place of reading journal/log?

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Internet4Classrooms - Helping Students, Teachers and Parents Use the Internet Effectively

An educational portal with free resources for teachers and their classrooms as well as students and parents.
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Collection of good links.

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Common Core & Ed Tech

Common Core & Ed Tech | Going Digital | Scoop.it
A blog about practical, easy to use resources that support common core curriculum, and more.
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Four great math videos.

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20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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In this day of dimissing funds -- virtual field trips might be the way to go.

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Common Core & Ed Tech: 3 Tools for Students to Show What They Know

Common Core & Ed Tech: 3 Tools for Students to Show What They Know | Going Digital | Scoop.it

When demonstrating knowledge in an area of study, students are often required to make connections, provide resources, embed videos, and provide instructions.  They can do this using online tools that not only provide the information, but allow for creativity, self-expression, greater depth and provide for a wider audience. 

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Each tool has different capabilities. Chose the one best suited for the student and the project.

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Presenters Checklist for Success

Presenter's Checklist for Success! Wether you are a new speaker or a seasoned one, these 12 Items is a must to check off before your next presentation. Created by Camille Wong.


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Would be great to show students.

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Cynthia Kivland's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:20 AM

Engaging audiences requires an emotional connection.  Sharing this slideshare with some presentation tips.

Donna Hudson's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:23 PM

Great Ideas!

 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:11 AM

love this presentation. Look at it! what great visuals

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Google Lat Long: Create your own Street View

Google Lat Long: Create your own Street View | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Interactive vacations/trips?

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Neuroscience For Kids - brain games

Neuroscience For Kids - brain games | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Intended for elementary and secondary school students and teachers who are interested in learning about the nervous system and brain with hands on activities, experiments and information.
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Metta — Storytelling + Polling In One Compact Format.

Metta — Storytelling + Polling In One Compact Format. | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Metta lets you create multimedia stories out of online videos, pictures, text & sound. Teachers & journalists can insert polls & quizzes into presentations.
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Randy Rodgers on 17 Jan 14 said:
 Easy to use tool for creating flipped classroom lessons. Use the built-in search tool to find videos, images, or social media posts, put them into a timeline, add text and/or polls, and share. Free account has very limited media storage, but not an issue if you only use embedded media. Paid service has educator discount and is only $2.50/month.
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