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The what and how of utilizing technology in the learning process.
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5 Great Sites to Help Students Learn New Vocabulary Words

5 Great Sites to Help Students Learn New Vocabulary Words | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Here are some recommendations for websites that students can use to learn and practice new vocabulary words.


Via Andrea Zeitz, Laura Brown
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A wide variety of subjects and many of these sites offer the ability to customize. Some give quizzes with instant feedback, one offers videos of people explaining the meaning of words. Cool stuff.

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Pair Activities With the iPad

Find resources at http://bit.ly/mlearningLINKS...

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30 Creative QR code business cards | Webdesigner Depot

30 Creative QR code business cards | Webdesigner Depot | Going Digital | Scoop.it
There is a lot of buzz around QR codes at the moment, so we thought we would take a look at some of the most creative and stunning QR code business cards on the

Via GwynethJones
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Could use these for school and libraries. How cool to hand that out to parents.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 26, 2013 6:16 PM

Was really flattered they included mine! Some great ideas, here! Plus - here's my latest! http://bit.ly/SdOejT

 

Shameless of me really to include this, amiright? But also some dead clever ideas here!

Sarah McElrath's comment, February 27, 2013 11:38 AM
Very cool! And I love yours Gwyneth Jones.
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Teaching like it's 2999: Schoology vs. Edmodo, Round 2 - Also, why Schoology solved my iPad workflow woes

Teaching like it's 2999: Schoology vs. Edmodo, Round 2 - Also, why Schoology solved my iPad workflow woes | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Very detailed, helpful article stating what is good about each system and then where one system beats the other.

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Browse All - David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Browse All - David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Tons of maps available to use under a CC-Attribution license.

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Teaching Children About Digital Footprints | Primary Tech

Teaching Children About Digital Footprints | Primary Tech | Going Digital | Scoop.it

As we have introduced a 1:1 netbook program in grade four at my school, we are focussing on helping the students learn how to use their new devices...


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Learning Never Stops: Zeen - Create interactive digital publications

Learning Never Stops: Zeen - Create interactive digital publications | Going Digital | Scoop.it

 Zeen is a free site (in beta) that allows you to gather your favorite pictures and videos from the internet and add your own text to create an interactive digital magazine that you can share with other people.

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Coursera: The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound, and Colo

Coursera: The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound, and Colo | Going Digital | Scoop.it

This Film History course explores how fundamental changes in film technology affected popular Hollywood storytelling. We will consider the transition to sound, and the introduction of color.

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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Going Digital | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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The visuals really help understand where distance learning has been and where it is going. (Or seems to be going. Predicting the future is tenuous at best.)

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Free Map Tools

A collection of free tools using maps to simplify tasks
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Applications for social studies, science and math.

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Humans Hard-Wired for Stories | Eva Grayzel

Humans Hard-Wired for Stories | Eva Grayzel | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Professor Fels started talking about the power of storytelling and that “as humans we are hardwired to tell stories and hardwired to listen to stories”.

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So true.

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School of Data - Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data

School of Data - Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data
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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project

30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project | Going Digital | Scoop.it

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Very cool ideas that get kids writing about real world stuff.

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BookChook's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:36 AM

Eclectic, classroom-based techniques for making writing meaningful and enjoyable. 

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Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning

Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"The news media is filled with horror stories about young people and the Internet, but what is often overlooked and not reported are the benefits that technology, the Internet, and Social media have in building and enhancing social-emotional skills."


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Randy Nichols's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:51 PM

As a complement to reading Nicholas Carr?

Joe T.'s curator insight, February 26, 2013 2:00 PM

This is an advancement as previous websites of the 1.0 have not helped benefit young people.

Socius Ars's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:54 AM

add your insight...

 
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5 Great Sites to Help Students Learn New Vocabulary Words

5 Great Sites to Help Students Learn New Vocabulary Words | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Here are some recommendations for websites that students can use to learn and practice new vocabulary words.


Via Andrea Zeitz, Laura Brown
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:02 PM

A wide variety of subjects and many of these sites offer the ability to customize. Some give quizzes with instant feedback, one offers videos of people explaining the meaning of words. Cool stuff.

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Google Life Project; A Resource of Great Images to Use in Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Life Project; A Resource of Great Images to Use in Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Fun and creative ways for students to make online video projects

Over the past year I have begun to transform my class into a project-based classroom.  This constructivist approach to learning has allowed me to really incorporate technology into the classroom.  ...
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Very detailed, well organized post with links to online video resource, video editing resources, and other visual resources.

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Tom March :: Thesis Builders - The Causinator

Tom March :: Thesis Builders - The Causinator | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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Cause & Effect  or Predictive Essays

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Free Technology for Teachers: Why Word Order Matters in Google Searches

Free Technology for Teachers: Why Word Order Matters in Google Searches | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Google's Search Anthropologist Daniel Russell recently shared a short videodemonstrating why word order matters when formulating your search terms.

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Old Pictures

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This is an educational site with a wide variety of old photographs
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Pictures and maps from the 1850's - 1940's.

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Made Of Story (& 5 Ways This Impacts Your Writing) | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

Made Of Story (& 5 Ways This Impacts Your Writing) | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Story helps us learn or remember what is important, know who we are and explain our behavior, and make sense of the world in a way that doesn’t drive us mad.

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Video: Japanese movie 'Library Wars' trailer

Video: Japanese movie 'Library Wars' trailer | Going Digital | Scoop.it
The first trailer has been released for the Japanese movie called "Library Wars" which will open on April 27 in Japan. It is adapted from the anime series of the same name.
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Ah, how far would we go to protect our best printed material?

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