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20+ Free Online Libraries - Getting Smart

20+ Free Online Libraries - Getting Smart | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Did you know there is a wide array of free online libraries. Databases, books, videos, audio recordings and e-books are available, just waiting to be viewed and used?
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The Historical Geography of Whaling

The Historical Geography of Whaling | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

"Summer 2014 brought a sight that had not been seen since 1941: the Charles W. Morgan leaving the Mystic River for the Atlantic Ocean, stopping at several New England harbors before eventually arriving in New Bedford, Massachusetts where the ship was built in 1841. The Charles W. Morgan is the last remaining wooden whaling ship in the world, and a National Historic Landmark."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 5, 4:57 PM

Only two countries today are stilling whaling (Japan and Norway), but the whaling industry was a critical component to the settling of New England.  Check out this Maps 101 podcast for short introduction to the historical geography of New England whaling.  


Tagspodcast, Maps 101, historicalbiogeography.

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
December, 2014
Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity)...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 12, 11:40 AM

I love how a good graphic can cram in deep amounts of information in a pleasing "digestible" way and this one is no exception. This is one worth sharing when you're talking to teachers or administrators about your role in teaching digital literacy and how important it is.

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Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia

Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

"The following excerpt is from “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Project Book (Volume 2): Super-Simple Arduino” by “Super Awesome” Sylvia Todd."


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Top 20 Educational Websites for Young Learners

Top 20 Educational Websites for Young Learners | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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Free Online Photo Slideshow Maker

Free Online Photo Slideshow Maker | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Create an awesome Free slideshow with photos and music. Import your photos from Facebook, Instagram, Picasa, Dropbox or Flickr and make a video in 5min!

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Rahul Agrawal's curator insight, November 10, 11:40 PM

an example for design

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Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery - Learn How To Draw Realistic Pencil Portraits

Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery - Learn How To Draw Realistic Pencil Portraits | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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Zbynek Kysela ✔'s curator insight, November 26, 9:44 PM

ANYONE can learn to draw a realistic pencil portrait regardless of their current talent, skills, and techniques. Here is how!
>>> http://zbynekkysela.com/go/portraits 

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How hackers are stealing this Cyber Monday (Infographic) | CyberSecurity | Phishing

How hackers are stealing this Cyber Monday (Infographic) | CyberSecurity | Phishing | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Cyber Monday is a feeding frenzy for hackers looking to exploit businesses and consumers. Here's how to safeguard your sensitive information.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 26, 7:06 PM

Cyber Monday is a feeding frenzy for hackers looking to exploit businesses and consumers. Here's how to safeguard your sensitive information.


Tsang Xiang's curator insight, November 26, 11:24 PM

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A Free Timeline History App for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Free Timeline History App for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
LittleBigHistory is a good history app to help students grow their history knowledge. It is basically an interactive timeline that features major historical events from the Big Bang to the present time. Students can browse through this timeline and learn about places and people, follow their lifespan and discover new insights about them.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 21, 11:02 AM

Interativa e super interessante, seja para professores seja para alunos. (Pequeno) Contra, apenas o facto de estar disponível somente em Inglês.

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Wikipedia and libraries | ALIA

Slides from national WIkipedia information sessions conducted by Wikimedia Australia for members of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). …

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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 21, 2:36 PM

A 12 resources list that may be very helpful for anyone doing blogs, posts or even digital presentations for the lectures

Elena Elliniadou's curator insight, November 22, 9:01 AM

Δωρεάν φωτογραφίες, με άδεια πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων για παρουσιάσεις, ιστολόγια, αφίσες. 12 πηγές ενδιάφερουσες. Από μια γρήγορη ματιά μου άρεσαν οι σελίδες unsplash & gratisography. Ανάλογα όμως με το τι ψάχνετε θα βρείτε και στις υπόλοιπες 10 τη φωτογραφία που εκφράζει καλύτερα το μήνυμά σας!

Maria Lazaridou's curator insight, November 27, 6:20 AM

Εργαλεία πα΄ντα χρήσιμα για χρήση εντός και εκτός σχολείου

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Brownbag Academics: Tutorial: Collaborating with Students Using Google Drive

Brownbag Academics: Tutorial: Collaborating with Students Using Google Drive | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 16, 4:00 PM

Great screenshots!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, November 17, 4:53 PM

It makes life very easy! Thanks for sharing!

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What’s the deal with Antarctica and the Arctic?

What’s the deal with Antarctica and the Arctic? | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

"Perhaps the biggest misunderstanding is that the Arctic and Antarctic are similar. One’s in the north and the other is in the south; but other than that, they’re the same, right? No, this couldn’t be more wrong. These polar opposites are literally polar opposites.
For starters, the Arctic is a small, shallow ocean surrounded by land: Eurasia, Greenland, Canada and the United States. It’s only about 5 ½ million square miles, which is five times smaller than the Atlantic and 11 times smaller than the Pacific. Antarctica, on the other hand, is a continent surrounded by the entire Southern Ocean.

This may seem like no big deal, but it makes all the difference in the world. It takes a lot of energy to change water temperature compared to what it takes to change land temperature, which means Arctic seawater isn’t as cold as the continental ice sheet covering Antarctica. So, the Arctic sea ice (frozen sea water) is about 10 feet thick, whereas the Antarctic ice sheet (compacted freshwater ice) is over a mile thick."

 

Tags: physical, weather and climate, Arctic, Antarctica.


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 12, 9:05 PM

It would be nice to keep both

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If we are

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How to Use Prezi to Create Visual Lessons | Edudemic

How to Use Prezi to Create Visual Lessons | Edudemic | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Using Prezi, you can create a visual classroom without succumbing to death by PowerPoint. Its interactive features, zooming display, and creative options will enable your visual lessons to engage students without distracting them from lesson objectives. With all those bells and whistles, Prezi might sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple to use. Read on, and I’ll show you how to use this innovative tool.

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Best EdTech of 2014

Best EdTech of 2014 | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Common Sense Graphite editors and reviewers rated and reviewed hundreds of learning tools in 2014, using our research-backed rubric and rigorous evaluative process. Out of that pack, these 30 tools not only rated highly for engagement, pedagogy, and support, but stood out as truly head of the class.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 12, 11:10 AM

30 products recommended out of the hundreds that come across the desks of Common Sense Graphite editors. There's something for just about everyone here and many are free downloads. Enjoy!

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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

"Last year, Edudemic published a list of the most essential and popular educational tools used in modern classrooms across the globe. While many of 2013′s contenders retain top spots for 2014, there are a few new and noteworthy tools that made it onto this year’s list, and some of last year’s mentions have shifted in the rankings. We highly recommend taking a look at these “battle-tested” teaching tools; some of them may be a perfect fit for your modern classroom."


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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 2, 9:49 AM

Nice selection of free apps for your Science Department.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, December 3, 8:47 AM

Literacy teachers in the content area of science can benefit from this list.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, December 3, 10:52 PM

Thx Skip

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Google Keep - Note taking app

Google Keep - Note taking app | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

Google Keep lets you quickly capture what's on your mind.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 2, 4:38 AM

This looks like a really useful web based app to help yoiu keep track. Let's hope Google Keep supporting it.

Rhonda White's curator insight, December 3, 2:32 PM

Great for making "to do" lists, setting up reminders for appointments; you can also upload your own photos to make your notes visually appealing. 

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, December 4, 2:06 AM

Great app that helps anti-calendar guys! I think I am going to use often...

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English Discovery unit information and ideas. National curriculum http://discoveryrelatedtexts.weebly.com

English Discovery unit information and ideas. National curriculum http://discoveryrelatedtexts.weebly.com | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore”- Andre Gide
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Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy

Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

Social Media is about sharing, right!? That’s WHAT it is mostly, BUT there are the HIDDEN commercial intents which MOST people don’t see (OUR Privacy is sold and OUR friends one too…) and there isALSO OUR responsibility about it WHEN WE share, WE will discuss in detail here…

First of ALL, there isn’t ANYTHING for FREE in this world, even the death costs the life and a lot of money for the funerals ;)

SO… Let us analyse WHY WE get Social Media and other services on the internet for “FREE“. BTW: there isn’t anything for FREE, WE pay with OUR information which the companies are gathering!


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Marco Favero's curator insight, November 27, 9:19 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 28, 9:55 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Pyush Pandey's curator insight, November 29, 1:47 AM

Is #Social#Media frog-marching on paths of an Orwellian Future!

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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

"As a follow-up to our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning we developed in 2009, we have developed an updated framework, The Inside-Out Learning Model. The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy. By design this model emphasizes the role of play, diverse digital and physical media, and a designed interdependence between communities and schools."


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Professional Librarians: Leaflet | CILIP

This leaflet has been produced by the School Libraries Group of CILIP for all current and potential stakeholders (including parents, governors, teachers and students) in schools. 

 

The leaflet outlines what a professional Librarian, and the Library service they lead, will provide to pupils and the whole school community and why that is important.


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5 Best Prezi Alternatives

5 Best Prezi Alternatives | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
5 Best Prezi alternatives list from PowToon - the free animated presentation software for business. The best alternative to Powerpoint and Prezi alternative.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 17, 8:23 AM

Tips on Five presentation apps.

Thus if you get tired of Power Point... and even of Prezi... have a look

Rose Marie DeSousa's curator insight, November 28, 9:03 AM

Une stratégie de contenu marketing visuelle et animée bien dirigée permet d’attirer plus rapidement l’attention de l'internaute vers votre message.

Fabien LAMORT's curator insight, December 4, 2:48 AM

Prezi alternatives... dont' put your eggs in one basket...

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Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Blended Learning: Working With One iPad | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, November 16, 12:56 PM

What a dedicated educator implementing technology with what she has!

M. Piedad Orozco's curator insight, November 16, 2:27 PM

Trabajando con el i-pad

Miguel Damiani's curator insight, November 16, 9:15 PM

El uso del iPad en clase

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Explain Everything + Google Drive = Awesome - Mr. Losik

Explain Everything + Google Drive = Awesome - Mr. Losik | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
I saw today via the Twitterverse that the whiteboard app Explain Everything  (iOS|Android) connects with Google Drive. I have primarily been a user of ShowMe when it comes to whiteboard apps but this might be the tipping point for me to move over to the EE side of the fence. Add in the fact that Explain Everything is also the only whiteboard app currently available on Android and it becomes even more attractive since I use devices on that platform as well.

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Overview of the Scratch Language | Help Kids Code

Overview of the Scratch Language | Help Kids Code | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
People use the Scratch language to create interactive stories, games, and animations. Includes an active community to share projects.

In the simplest terms, the Scratch language is a free programming language where you move blocks (also called bubbles) into a set order, then configure some of the blocks to create interactive stories, games, and animations.

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