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Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage -- THE Journal

Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage -- THE Journal | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
A new survey from the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates suggests that parents of young children, girls, and students who are required to use portable or mobile devices in school are more likely to see the educational potential of such...

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I love that schools are embracing technology and that many schools use tech to communicate with parents.  

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Julie Ann Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:43 PM

A great study on parent's perspectives on mobile devices being used in school.

Abi James's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:35 AM

While BYOD may seem to offer cost savings, the practicalities of supporting so many differnet devices in the classroom is a big issue

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TED-Ed New Interactive Periodic Table With Video Lessons for Every Element ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

TED-Ed New Interactive Periodic Table With Video Lessons for Every Element ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
TED-Ed New Interactive Periodic Table With Video Lessons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/bbbcB3ziPF #usd246
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Creating Audio MP3 Playlists in WordPress with inbuilt MediaElement

Creating Audio MP3 Playlists in WordPress with inbuilt MediaElement | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
How to create Audio MP3 Playlists in WordPress with inbuilt MediaElement via uploading, creating and applying some CSS to overridde the default styles
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Flip PDF: Try It Today!

Flip PDF: Try It Today! | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
I'm trying out Flip PDF and I really like it. All you have to do is create a regular PDF file, import it into the application, apply a template (if you want), then publish it.  Publishing options i...
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I do not normally post my own posts, but I think this software might spark some interest among teachers and I blogged about it to get a license to the software. 

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A Wonderful Chart on iPad Vs Chromebook ~ Educa...

A Wonderful Chart on iPad Vs Chromebook ~ Educa... | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
A Wonderful Chart on iPad Vs Chromebook ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/RVjL8hr2IZ via @medkh9 (A Wonderful Chart on iPad Vs Chromebook ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit via @PippaDavies
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 23, 2013 6:40 PM

This is a godsend as we are looking into all possibilities. Thanks

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School Ditches Textbooks for Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal

School Ditches Textbooks for Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
The Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning in Texas is replacing textbooks with digital open educational resources (OER) for its math and science classes using iPads.
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I signed up for Net Texts, which is mentioned in this article.  I think it might be interesting to create my own texts to use in the classroom.

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Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage -- THE Journal

Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage -- THE Journal | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
A new survey from the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates suggests that parents of young children, girls, and students who are required to use portable or mobile devices in school are more likely to see the educational potential of such...

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Heather MacCorkle Edick's insight:

I love that schools are embracing technology and that many schools use tech to communicate with parents.  

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Julie Ann Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:43 PM

A great study on parent's perspectives on mobile devices being used in school.

Abi James's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:35 AM

While BYOD may seem to offer cost savings, the practicalities of supporting so many differnet devices in the classroom is a big issue

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Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later.

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Heather MacCorkle Edick's insight:

I love XMind and it made it to the list!  Yay XMind!

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Armando's curator insight, January 3, 2015 10:23 AM
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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 5, 2015 8:31 AM

@mapa_conceptual

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 5, 2015 6:04 PM

Les comparaisons sont toujours interessantes, mais à lire selon ses besoins. 

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Excel for Educators: I've Got the Power (Law)

Excel for Educators: I've Got the Power (Law) | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
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If you want a chuckle, this article is for you.  Happy Friday!

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2 Fundametnal Ways Technology Improves Learning

2 Fundametnal Ways Technology Improves Learning | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
Collaboration and self-directed learning are two fundamental ways technology improves learning.

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Pre-K Letters and Numbers iPad App Review | iPad Apps Reviewer

Pre-K Letters and Numbers iPad App Review | iPad Apps Reviewer | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
Pre-K Letters and Numbers is an interactive and educational iPad app that is specifically designed for kindergarteners. This app aims to teach children to read and write the English alphabet, numbers and it even introduces some phonics.
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Make your own Word Search with Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker! | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners

Make your own Word Search with Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker! | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
Create your own word search puzzles with Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker. Create vocabulary quizzes or extra credit work in seconds for your classroom. (Make your own Word Search with Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker!
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The Best Reading on BYOD

The Best Reading on BYOD | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
Understand the BYOD ins and outs can help your organization embrace the movement, safe money and protect content security. Learn how to benefit from BYOD. (BYOD Policies : Are you using these policy essentials in order to benefit from BYOD?
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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
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Learn

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Anyone can learn the basic concepts of Computer Science. Choose an intro activity to start learning.
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Open source in corporate learning - The need to take it seriously.

Open source in corporate learning - The need to take it seriously. | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
Open source in corporate learning - The need to take it seriously. The world of learning has been buffeted by the GFC and its after effects.
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Lucidcharts - a New Google Chrome app worth a try, I think.

Lucidcharts - a New Google Chrome app worth a try, I think. | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
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I find this new Chrome app to be quite intriguing.  Mind maps are so much fun to make.  I'm going to try this one out; I suggest you do too.  ;) 

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The 8 Real-World Tools Being Used By ESL Teachers - Edudemic

The 8 Real-World Tools Being Used By ESL Teachers - Edudemic | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
From pop icons to your local newspaper, there are powerful learning tools right at your fingertips. These real-world tools are being used in ESL right now!
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Tech Connections: Teach Above the Line with ThingLink

Tech Connections: Teach Above the Line with ThingLink | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it

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Linda Alexander's comment, May 20, 2013 9:17 PM
Yes, posted early this a.m. good site.
Heather MacCorkle Edick's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:20 AM

The infographic speaks for itself.

objectplace's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:57 PM

interactive images are great!

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An Administrator's Guide To Selecting Blending Learning Tools [Infographic]

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An Administrator's Guide To Selecting Blending Learning Tools [Infographic]

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10+ Apps for Turning the iPad Into a Collaborative Device -- THE Journal

10+ Apps for Turning the iPad Into a Collaborative Device -- THE Journal | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
Check out these apps--from popular to obscure--that are helping the iPad realize its potential as a collaborative device in the classroom.
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There are some suggestions on this list that I knew and others that were brand new to me.  I think they're all worth a try. 

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10 Reasons You Really Didn’t Need That Planning Period Anyway

10 Reasons You Really Didn’t Need That Planning Period Anyway | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
10 Reasons You Really Didn’t Need That Planning Period Anyway
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Time management and school never seem to mix well, despite the best efforts of the front office. 

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2 Simple Ways To Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic

2 Simple Ways To Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
If you have a smartphone in your classroom, you can leverage the power of the QR code! Here's a few simple ways to start using QR codes in education.

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Morten Ulstrup's comment, April 16, 2013 7:50 AM
Barcode scanner is free for Smartphones - both Android and iPhones. Most students have at smartphones today
Ruth Vilmi's comment, April 16, 2013 8:37 AM
Thanks, Morten:-) I didn't know that smart phones had bar codes. I don't have a smart phone yet.
Morten Ulstrup's comment, April 16, 2013 9:26 AM
I can recommend it. Smartphones can be used in many wayes in your classeroom.
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Ink2Go - Screen Annotation & Screen Recording Solution for Presentations

Ink2Go - Screen Annotation & Screen Recording Solution for Presentations | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
Screen annotation & recording solution for presentations.
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So far, this little program has worked very well!

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A Free Interactive iPad App To Teach Algebra - Edudemic

A Free Interactive iPad App To Teach Algebra - Edudemic | Hardware and Software Trends | Scoop.it
For many students algebra seems too abstract and hard to learn. They often resort to ineffective memorization and in the long run find only frustration and failure.
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