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100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist | MakerED

100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist | MakerED | immersive media | Scoop.it
Here's 100 Engineering Projects For Kids to get that them excited about construction, design, electronics, and more.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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nihal abitiu's curator insight, September 22, 2015 6:20 AM

100 Engineering Projects for Kids

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 17, 9:33 PM

This is great and just in time to help parents help their kiddos with science fair type projects.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 18, 2:47 AM

Wow! 100 great ideas!

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Next Generation Vocabulary Instruction by BoomWriter

Next Generation Vocabulary Instruction by BoomWriter | immersive media | Scoop.it

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20+ top iPad apps for writers - Daily Genius

20+ top iPad apps for writers - Daily Genius | immersive media | Scoop.it
ShareTweet Here’s a terrific list of the best apps for writing on your iPad that is going to be of some great use for students of just about any age. Whether you’re in primary school or attending a university, you need to have a better way to take notes and jot down ideas than your …

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Travel 2 the Caribbean's comment, November 10, 2014 9:38 PM
Great apps - going to download a few now :)
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Teach English Online Using Google Hangouts - YouTube

Learn what you can do with Google Hangouts to make your online English lessons more interactive and engaging. In the video I go through the different applica...

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Four favorite tools for English language learning

Four favorite tools for English language learning | immersive media | Scoop.it
Here are four high-quality digital tools that can help teach English language skills, from Common Sense Media and its new Graphite service.

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read - Great tool for ELL, ESL, and all!

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read - Great tool for ELL, ESL, and all! | immersive media | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Sarah Kosloski's curator insight, September 23, 2013 11:35 PM

Word simplifier, great for learners in early stages!

Ann Lynn's curator insight, October 25, 2013 9:08 AM

This looks promising. I need to give it a try before I can further evaluate it.

Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, September 12, 2014 1:48 PM

Here is something neat to try out!

 

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Poetry Idea Engine | Writing with Writers | Scholastic.com

Poetry Idea Engine | Writing with Writers | Scholastic.com | immersive media | Scoop.it
Learn the many ways to write poetry and create your own haiku, limerick, cinquain, or free verse poem with the Poetry Idea Engine.

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

 

Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :


- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds 

 

- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message. 

 

- It helps students explore  the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.

 

- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning 

 

- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience. 

 

- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications

 

 


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:51 AM

Do I need to add more?

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:02 PM

Και "storyjumper" επίσης.

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:45 AM

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

 

Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :


- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds 

 

- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message. 

 

- It helps students explore  the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.

 

- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning 

 

- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience. 

 

- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications

 

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​How to Build a Presentation in Sway - YouTube | Microsoft

Sway is a free app from Microsoft Office. It lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, ...

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I got started as soon as I saw it. It is an easy way to make an interesting presentation.

 

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Lee Hall's curator insight, August 7, 2015 9:19 AM

I got started as soon as I saw it. It is an easy way to make an interesting presentation.

 

Darin Nakakihara's curator insight, August 7, 2015 9:41 AM

Sway is a free app from Microsoft Office. It lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, ...


Ramez Clinical Pharmacist's curator insight, August 7, 2015 8:26 PM

I got started as soon as I saw it. It is an easy way to make an interesting presentation.

 

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3 FREE Poetry Apps from the International Reading Association

3 FREE Poetry Apps from the International Reading Association | immersive media | Scoop.it
Planning a poetry unit? The International Reading Association has some apps that may help. Here are three. They are FREE. :) Acrostic Poem helps kids learn about and write acrostic poetry. An acros...

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Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, November 10, 2014 11:48 AM

Looking for a free App?

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | immersive media | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 2014 11:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

Al Post's curator insight, July 27, 2014 12:38 PM

A good reminder of tried & true strategies!

Tammy Goldring's curator insight, September 28, 2014 9:36 AM

Great Visual!

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8 Unique Free Resources Students Can Use to Improve Their Writing Skills

8 Unique Free Resources Students Can Use to Improve Their Writing Skills | immersive media | Scoop.it
Not the Writing Usual Tools and Resources ... Any tool that is going to help you improve your writing skills is a good idea. After all, you cannot make a wheel

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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

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Editor's Note: A version of this post first appeared on Techie Teacher and Character Coach.

"But Miss Parrish, I can't think of anything to write!"

Haven't we all heard similar lines in our classro

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5 Reasons To Use YouTube In The Classroom

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If you like to bring multimedia into your lessons (and who doesn't?) then you probably use YouTube in the classroom from time to time.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 18, 2013 5:44 AM

 

If you like to bring multimedia into your lessons (and who doesn’t?) then you probably use YouTube in the classroom from time to time.


Susan Wegmann's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:34 AM

Interesting thoughts. Only if teachers can get it through their school's firewall.

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Teaching without Words: A 2011 Ted Talk worth another look - Good for all, not just ELL learners

Teaching without Words: A 2011 Ted Talk worth another look - Good for all, not just ELL learners | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Arlene Bonsma's curator insight, February 19, 2013 2:12 PM

intertesting TED OrangeCounty talk about using technology (specific computer games) to teach without words.  Improved math scores and understanding