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iCharts - Charts Made Easy. Data Made Social.

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iCharts accelerates data storytelling with simplistic, interactive, visualization tools for big and small data providers.

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Here's a great tool for building up the Taxonomy usage in your classroom!

 

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Christine Bushong's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:30 AM

This might be a good tech tool for math or science classes.

Sue Gould's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:34 PM

There is an emerging learning trend towards visual stimulus as a result of growing up with videos, TV, and technology from barbie laptops to Ipads.  This is a great resource for tutors to reach this audience while using few words. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 10, 2013 4:34 AM

simple, interactive, good...

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Teaching Channel 680 Videos

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Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.


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Teaching Channel....increase your student's understanding by giving them extra opportunities to do what many of them do best....watch TV or internet!

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Shamblesguru's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:57 AM

Many thanks to the #ozseries #webinar where I found out about this ...  brilliant videos for teacher continuing professional development #CPD

http://bit.ly/15dJZbF ; #australiaseries #inset

 

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

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If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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For your iPad enjoyment....you can't go wrong here!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 6:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 4:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 4:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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Apps for Multiple Intelligences

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Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

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Let's reach more learners!  Here is some help!

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:55 AM

This site is great for multiplying your multiple intelligences! 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:58 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 11, 2013 6:24 PM
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Edcanvas | Creating Digital lessons

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I tell you what, this is not bad at all!

 

Create "lessons" (in a linear way) on the canvas by dragging and drawing. Choose from a range of tools eg text boxes, simple quizzes, youtube videos, downloadable content, weblinks, Google docs etc.

 

You can even assign to a class. Post out link and students can do tasks. You can monitor how long was spent on each activity and results of quizzes etc. Nice feature that students can comment on each activity too.

 

Free tool but costs if you wish to set up as a school.

 

Lots of Flipped learning potential too!


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Another way of developing Digital Learning for your classroom!  Students will  enjoy and engage in a new way!

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, June 22, 2013 4:14 PM
Great tool for the class,thank you!!!!
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Your Students Can Easily Create Infographics

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The how and why of getting your students to create infographics.

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Encourage your students to create Infographics on a subject.  They will have a great time Creating while this reinforces their learning!

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Aurasma Studio Introduction - How to Create and Publish an Aura

The Aurasma Studio is Aurasma's online cloud based platform for creating AR content. In this tutorial, we take you through the basic steps for using the Aura...

 

You can sign up for free to become a partner (if in Education) at http://www.aurasma.com/partners/


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I saw a demonstration of this software at the Fort Bend ISD Technology Conference on June 19.  The possibilities for this technology are unlimited!  Check this out for an introduction into into virtual reality in education!

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Drew MInock's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:25 AM

Aurasma is the most powerful app I have come across. It has endless possibilties in the classroom! 

Robert Sims's comment, June 24, 2013 4:56 AM
I saw a demo on this software at the Fort Bend ISD Technology Conference on June 19....this is an incredible look into the future of education! The possibilities for this are unlimited!
Mary Howard's comment, July 27, 2013 6:54 PM
Educators...you NEED to try this app! Great for the classroom! Here are some classroom integration ideas! http://www.yoursmarticles.blogspot.com
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Project-Based Learning for Teachers

Tony Vincent's video for his project-based learning workshops. http://learninginhand.com Music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com

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AnnC's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:05 PM

good opening infotainment

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 11, 2013 6:04 AM

brilliant for VET students... learning real skills to increase employability

Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 10:24 AM

Interesting

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Teaching Channel 680 Videos

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Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.


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Shamblesguru's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:57 AM

Many thanks to the #ozseries #webinar where I found out about this ...  brilliant videos for teacher continuing professional development #CPD

http://bit.ly/15dJZbF ; #australiaseries #inset

 

Robert Sims's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:21 AM

Teaching Channel....increase your student's understanding by giving them extra opportunities to do what many of them do best....watch TV or internet!

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Freeaddme.com - Get New Free Free Twitter Followers iArc Azares Maningas

Free twitter followers, Freeaddme.com is the number one way to gets tons of twitter followers. Our site is free and user friendly.
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Gickr.com - Online GIF animation maker

Simple to use. Upload your images (up to 10) . Choose a variety of display formats and download.


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Robert Sims's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:37 AM
Engage students with this simple tool and add it to your communications!
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Email to your Dropbox without new email address (if you use Google)

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Yahoo email also has a connection with Dropbox.  Dropbox is an excellent storage place for your documents you want to have access to at anytime, anywhere!

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Felix Jacomino's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:38 AM

I was looking for an easy way to have students and teachers put files in my dropbox account. Of course, there's http://DropItTo.me which allows senders to upload files through a web interface but on an iPad, that's limited to images and videos in your camera roll.

 

If only there was a way to email files to my dropbox directly. Well, there's https://sendtodropbox.com and that's exactly what it's for. The problem... the less than desirable email address you're given, like felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. So I got to thinking.

 

Did you know that if you have a google mail address (gmail or your own domain), there's a neat trick that allows you to have more email address aliases without setting anything up? All you need to do is add a + and anything after it. For example: anything sent to felix+hello@jacomino.com will arrive at felix@jacomino.com. 

 

What I did next is, in my gmail settings, I added a forwarding email address and used the sendtodropbox address felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. But wait, I need to verify that I own that account! Will that be a problem? Not without one little setting change. In SendToDropbox.com options, be sure to check BOTH "Include HTML email body (if available)" AND "Include plain text email body (if available)."

 

After doing so, send the verification email from your gmail > settings > forwarding and check your dropbox for the email body which will contain the verification code. 

 

Once verified, create a gmail filter. Mine was simple. Any email sent to felix+db@jacomino.com, forward to felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. I also selected to skip the inbox and add a label, but that was my personal preference. Feel free to customize as you see fit.

 

I tested by sending a small file from another email address to felix+db@jacomino.com and voilà, it worked! The file is uploaded to Dropbox > Apps >Attachments folder.

 

I hope this helps and happy dropping!

Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:38 PM

Cool. Looking forward to testing this one out!

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Online Venn Diagram maker

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Online Venn Daigram maker. Add in circles and label them then create items to place in and around.

 

Saves and downloads as PDF file


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Visual aid to help learning!

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5 Free Tools for Curating Educational Videos from Across the Web

YouTube can be a great place to find educational videos to use in your classroom. But YouTube isn't the only place where you can find good educational video content. These services will allow you to organize playlists from multiple video sharing services:

- Miro

- Squrl

- Yokto

- Plizy

- Chill


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Carefully chosen visual elements can add some spice to your classroom and capture the attention of most all learners!  These resources can help you in this area!

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Infographic Makers

Web tools for making Infographics

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Infographics are going to be big in teaching this year - let this help you get started!

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STUDYBLUE | Make online flashcards & notes. Study anywhere, anytime.

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StudyBlue is your online home to store lecture notes and make flashcards. Study online and on your phone for effective, productive learning. Free.

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Make fact learning easy and fun with StudyBlue!

 

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gideonwilliams's curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:34 PM

Free Flash card creator that you can view on your phone. Does range of quizzes and you can upload your own pictures.

 

Download the app for iphone, android use. Looks really positive!

Ellie Mai Livingstone's comment, September 16, 2013 4:23 AM
wow, that looks cool :)
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Newsela - An Innovative Way for Students to Build Reading Skills

Newsela - An Innovative Way for Students to Build Reading Skills | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

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Reading + keeping up to date with world events = improved student engagement in contributing positively to society!

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:21 AM

How cool! This database of newsworthy articles allows the user to change the reading level quite easily with a mouse click. 

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Welcome to Flubaroo

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Used this lots - an excellent grading tool. 

 

Create a series of questions/quizzes using Google Forms then download the script which will turn the form into a self marking activity.

 

You can create a range of different closed questions: multiple choice, Yes/No, Short answer questions.

 

Records scores, averages, high/low scores and can also email students their results.

 

Very easy and simple to do.


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Google Drive is offering some incredibly helpful tools to help teachers...and the students will react positively for technology based interactions.  Consider this article as an introduction if you are not yet familiar with the Google Drive tools.

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Susan's comment, September 27, 2013 5:42 AM
Sound interesting and useful!
Susan's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:42 AM

Sounds interesting and useful!

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Free Learning Websites for all 21st Century Learners - EdTechReview

Free Learning Websites for all 21st Century Learners - EdTechReview | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
Even those who are in the edtech industry can miss out on some seriously helpful free learning sites that are impacting the teaching and learning practices offering a little something for every kind of learner in 21st century.

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More free tools to use! Yes - I like FREE!

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John Fellows's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:54 AM

Bricks and mortar institutions will need to adapt

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Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint

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Polychart is a free web service that lets you easily create Dashboards and charts from your existing database. It conveniently connects directly to where you store your data and works in browsers and on tablets so you can create charts and diagrams anywhere you are. You can also export your charts to PowerPoint, PDF and image formats.


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R Kay Richardson's comment, June 22, 2013 5:20 AM
I liked what I read until I got to the part where it connects from the web, directly to your data. How secure is that?
Lynn M. Miller's curator insight, June 22, 2013 9:15 AM

Great article! *Professionalism with a Flair! #lmallc

Wayne Turner's curator insight, June 23, 2013 8:08 AM

I'm always looking for ways to graphically present complex information.

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The Logic Lab: simulating simple circuits of logic gates

Dont usually tweet subject specific tools but this is too good to pass up.

 

Logic gate simulator. Brilliant for DT, Physics, Computing, Maths, Electronics etc


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Cube Creator - writing prompts and story generator

Cube Creator - writing prompts and story generator | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

This interactive cube creator will help your students to start their own story writing. It breaks the writing process into six distinct parts which will guide students to write their own  biographies, mystery stories, short stories, and free planning of story, a blank  template that they can customize.


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RitaZ's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:40 AM

Good for guided story writing.

Rhonda Kay's curator insight, June 18, 2013 12:44 PM

Must check this out...wonder if it's too K-12.

 

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 19, 2013 1:46 PM

Lots of awesome uses for this.  Added to my CCSS resources. 

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Gickr.com - Online GIF animation maker

Simple to use. Upload your images (up to 10) . Choose a variety of display formats and download.


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3 Cool Digital Tools to Organize Your Classroom Library - Learning Unlimited

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Get your Classroom Library organized this summer with this neat system!

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Free Online PDF Editor

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This free web 2.0 tool allows you to upload a PDF file online and then use annotation tools to add comments, highlight areas, or draw on. You can then embed, or download.

 

Perfect for uploading as an assignments.

 

This is perfect for many reasons and occasions. Asking students to comment on essays, for you to comment on a student’s essay, or straight peer assessment.


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PDF documents are becoming more prevalent all the time.  This is a great tool to help manage those!

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gideonwilliams's curator insight, June 12, 2013 3:36 PM

A tool to rival Crocodoc! Thanks to Helen Bound

AnnaB's curator insight, June 13, 2013 4:39 AM

add your insight...

 
Rob Harrison's curator insight, July 2, 2013 2:26 AM

This is just brilliant!

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FlipSnack - Turn PDF Files into Flipping Books - Teach Amazing!

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FlipSnack - Turn PDF Files into Flipping Books - Check out Teach Amazing for educational technology, web 2.0, and great tips to teach amazing!

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Awesome!

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, May 1, 2013 8:43 AM

Great tool to use for publishing digitally and making your product interactive.