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Earth and Mars are converging for a close encounter in April, an event astronomers call "the opposition of Mars."
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Where to Find Free PowerPoint Themes & Templates (Presentations)

Where to Find Free PowerPoint Themes & Templates (Presentations) | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
It's not always easy to prepare a professional presentation, but one of the most tried-and-true methods is to use Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint is almost a necessity in modern presentations, so you can't go wrong with it -- but you can do it wrongly, and one huge mistake is neglecting the aesthetics. Sure, most of your…

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The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
We've scoured the web and found 50 essential blogs for you.

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3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson | Handy Online Tools for Schools | 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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6 digital citizenship web tools that will help you stay safe(r) online - Daily Genius

6 digital citizenship web tools that will help you stay safe(r) online - Daily Genius | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Having the world at our fingertips can make the internet a wildly powerful tool. It can also end up being a double edged sword.

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Why Are There Clouds? - YouTube

Thanks to the awesome science YouTube channel Animalogic for supporting this video. Check them out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwg6_F2hDHYrqbNSGjmar4w?...
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Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology

Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Learn how to use technology as a tool for education, and succeed as a teacher.
Open Presentation – Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology

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BListen Current: Lesson Plans for Science, Social Studies, and ELA

BListen Current: Lesson Plans for Science, Social Studies, and ELA | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Free lesson plans with great audio stories for your Science, Social Studies, or ELA classroom. We curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time.

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8 Ways to Engage eLearners [Infographic]

8 Ways to Engage eLearners [Infographic] | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
The 8 Ways to Engage eLearners Infographic provides 8 tips that will leave your learners energised and primed to look at your learning in a different light.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Engage-ME%21



https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/practice-21st-century-assessment-flowchart-page2-pdf.pdf


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/



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terry clarke's curator insight, March 4, 11:01 PM

Superb graphic of the 8 steps important to engaging e-learners, along with an excellent collection of links providing more tips for the teacher/professor whose course includes distance-learners. I certainly could have used this information my last half dozen years as a Marshall Graduate College professor/lecturer!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 5, 10:54 AM

This infographic shares 8 excellent tips on how to keep your online learners engaged.

RESENTICE's curator insight, March 6, 7:57 AM

8 astuces pour dynamiser les parcours de formations en ligne et les rendre plus attractifs...

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Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
A few months ago I started to create how-to videos on a more regular basis. I've been adding those videos to a YouTube playlist that I call Practical Ed Tech Tips. This morning I added the 75th video to that playlist. The video covers a wide range of topics including storyboarding, audio recording tools, blogging tools and tips, and a whole lot more. The playlist is embedded below.

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The best free apps for iPhone and iPad | Stuff - Stuff.TV

The best free apps for iPhone and iPad | Stuff - Stuff.TV | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Apps are big business, and they're one of the main reasons for the success of iOS.

Android may shift more units than Apple's mobile platform, but the App Store still tends to get the lion’s share of the best apps, from high-end audio tools through to cutting-edge education offerings.

But what can you get if you’re not willing to spend anything at all? Surprisingly, quite a lot; as our selection shows, fantastic free iPhone and iPad apps are available for all manner of tasks, from sprucing up photos and composing music through to keeping fit and exploring the world.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

"Visual aids can be very helpful when you're introducing a new website, app, or software to students or colleagues. Being able to take and send a screenshot is also helpful when you're trying to explain a problem to your tech support person. Here's a short guide to taking screenshots on your iPad, Android tablet, Windows computer, Mac, or Chromebook."


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This App Is like Yelp for ALL the Little Things in Your Life

This App Is like Yelp for ALL the Little Things in Your Life | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
And its possibilities are seriously endless.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 17, 8:07 PM

I'm fascinated! Must to try it w/ my kiddos!

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Info Session 2 for K-8 Intro to CS - YouTube

The first info session in a series of three about Code.org's K-8 Intro to Computer Science course (code.org/educate/20hr). Topics covered in this session: Wh...

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Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything — Emerging Education Technologies

Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything — Emerging Education Technologies | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Wonder … a Search Engine Unlike Any Other! Wonder is a very different type of search engine. Instead of computer generated feedback, a real human being who is an expert researcher will find the best sources for you, and send

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What Can You Do With Canva?

What Can You Do With Canva? | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
We've seen an increase in the number of submissions we've received from folks using Canva, so we decided to devote a whole post to this web-based graphic design tool. Earlier this week we featured ...

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Google for Education: Take a trip to science museums with a Google Field Trip

Google for Education: Take a trip to science museums with a Google Field Trip | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25 | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Most of our brain's patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it's possible to change your brain's pathways and patterns with these methods.

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Only Few Know about These Good Classroom Tools

Only Few Know about These Good Classroom Tools | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
April 13, 2015
Looking for a utility you can deploy and use at the district, school, or classroom levels? Here are a set of useful tools that can use to make your lives, and the lives of other...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 14, 9:47 AM

Short and sweet - this article is right on target with tools to help you in the library and help your teachers in their classrooms!

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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17 visualisation tools to make your data beautiful

17 visualisation tools to make your data beautiful | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
You don’t need to be a seasoned data scientist or have a degree in graphic design in order to create incredible data visualisations.

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DocAten's curator insight, March 16, 4:01 AM

Ca donne envie d'essayer : nuage de mots, graphiques, cartes... Par  Christopher Ratcliff @ Econsultancy publié le 25/02

Fenia's curator insight, March 16, 4:55 AM

Check out how to add visualisations to your presentations. 

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Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.


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Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 5, 4:45 AM

An excellent research resource.

Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, March 6, 4:08 AM

Applicable for research

Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, April 29, 1:40 PM

Hopefully, this will be very useful in academic writing.

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Australian Colonies

Australian Colonies | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

This unit provides a study of colonial Australia in the 1800s. Students look at the founding of British colonies and the development of a colony. They learn about what life was like for different...


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Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers | EnglishAgenda | British Council | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Miguel Garcia Mulet's curator insight, April 7, 7:25 AM

It pays to know how to "google"!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 14, 8:59 AM

So much fun stuff! Liking Google Keep.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, May 21, 6:05 PM

Yes, Google can do lots more than you think...

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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.

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Trent Online's curator insight, February 18, 4:00 PM

An excellent grammar-checking and grammar-advice tool

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 9:10 PM

I'll have to try this new service. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 3:11 AM

..always handy when writing :)