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10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love!

10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love! | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work. Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 16, 12:31 AM

Some nice suggestions here.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 16, 11:37 AM

Some nice suggestions here.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 18, 5:46 AM

Muy recomendado!!

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10 Good Ways to Boost Kids Learning Using Mobile Technology

10 Good Ways to Boost Kids Learning Using Mobile Technology | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Technology has radically transformed and revolutionized education. From education 1.0 where technology was hardly used to education 3.0 where digitally reigns, learners are becoming more dependent on web technologies to help them with their learning. Of course there are always side effects to any new innovation but when it comes to education the advantages of embracing technology way outnumber its inconveniences. The infographic below from the folks in Pumpic provides some key insights regarding the use of technology especially the mobile one in kids learning. It also suggests some interesting ways to use smartphones and tablets to boost kids’ education and features a number of apps to use in this regard.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map

Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 19, 12:40 PM
nice visual to provide to students and /or hang in the classroom. Seems pretty student friendly and the power of the images will provide another format to understand  and follow.
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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 12:30 AM

This is an excellent tool for creating online learning or getting students to presenttheir work. Just add the script for each slide and it autogenerates images and voice to go with the text. You can then tidy up and edit it or add your own voice.

Elena Manou's curator insight, August 1, 8:15 AM
looks awesome! I need to check further - great for students' projects
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9 of the Best Snap Circuits Electronics Kits for Bright Sparks | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace #EdTech 

9 of the Best Snap Circuits Electronics Kits for Bright Sparks | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace #EdTech  | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
If your child has shown an interest in electronics, they will love snap circuits. A wonderful educational toy, there is also a lot of fun to be had.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 8:39 AM
If your child has shown an interest in electronics, they will love snap circuits. A wonderful educational toy, there is also a lot of fun to be had.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

 

Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, May 26, 9:10 AM
9 mejores kits de circuitos electrónicos
Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 29, 9:26 AM
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BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Free printable worksheets and lesson plans for every busy teacher. Find printable worksheets on any topic: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 1:10 AM

A great resource for teachers.

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VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations

VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
VoiceThread is an excellent online tool that promotes meaningful conversation through the use of visual prompts such as video clips, images, graphs, and more. This article gives step-by-step instructions to help educators create VoiceThreads that will engage students and stimulate thoughtful dialogue and collaboration.

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Melanie Cole's curator insight, May 27, 10:37 PM

Another tool that is just a bit more exciting than the standard PowerPoint presentation.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 7, 10:42 AM

VoiceThread is still around and still great.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 15, 9:48 PM
We use Voice Thread at my institution. It's a great tool for bringing life to discussion boards. 
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Floors -Game Creator

Floors -Game Creator | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

Pixel Press is a technology company focused on building engaging mobile gaming experiences for both sides of the brain: the analytical left side and the creative right side. Our products are fun for all ages, and flexible enough for many applications.


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חשוב מאד שילוב של משחוק בלמידה 

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Ready to draw your own video game?


Pixel Press Floors is changing the way we experience mobile games by letting anyone be the creator, publisher and player of their own video game. With the Pixel Press creator platform, you can literally draw your own video game – no coding required.

Denise Gallegos's curator insight, July 6, 12:26 AM
Floors is a great application that allows students to design their own video game using basic skills for programming. I have used this application with third graders and they really enjoy it.
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Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox

Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Ever felt the urge to launch a YouTube channel, only to find that the results don't quite pass muster? A new web app called Showbox is the answer.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 6, 5:58 AM

Showbox is a new web app (in Beta stage) for creating videos. You will need a Chrome browser to use it.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 7:39 AM
This is an excellent resource for your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Online Professional Development

Online Professional Development | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Ahead of the official launch of our Resource Library‘s Professional Development category in fall 2016, we are excited to offer a preview of three professional development modules around maker education. Each module is centered around a video and contains prompts to consider and comment on in the Professional Development section of our online Google+ community and on Twitter with #makered and @MakerEdOrg.

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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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Susan McDonald's curator insight, June 3, 3:05 AM
This really is a good little framework to use as a 'to do' list in future planning. The implicit message is that ICTs alone won't fix your problems, but combine them with innovative teaching approaches and unit structures and fit them to the 'ecology' of your school and class, and you will be getting close!
Hollie Brassington's curator insight, June 3, 6:51 AM
This is a fantastic summary of ways to transform learning - in fact the PBL and Skype examples in combination with the current hot topic in the news about the value and virtues of allrefugees (Karl Stefanovic on WIN Today show)  makes me think I could devise an English  Unit on refugees where students interact through  these digital pedagogical tools  with actual refugees now in Australia to find out their stories and to hear about racial prejudice towards 'boat people', and then write a letter to the editor type assessment dispelling the negativities towards refugees via an online newspaper or blog situation. These could be shared with actual refugees to show them they have the support of Australian citizens....
Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 7, 8:16 AM
Great list of strategies that are making a difference in the learning space.
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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching :: Vicki Davis

How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching :: Vicki Davis | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

"Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s learn the basics. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools."


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Judy Jackson's curator insight, March 27, 11:09 AM

Davis describes and illustrates how Padlet has evolved into a powerul tool to support teachers and learners. Don't miss this!

Marga Roig's curator insight, March 28, 2:19 AM

Davis describes and illustrates how Padlet has evolved into a powerul tool to support teachers and learners. Don't miss this!

Lars-Göran Hedström's curator insight, March 28, 9:22 AM

Davis describes and illustrates how Padlet has evolved into a powerul tool to support teachers and learners. Don't miss this!

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Google Sheets: Student Practice Template :: Alice Keeler

Google Sheets: Student Practice Template :: Alice Keeler | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Spreadsheets are an incredibly useful tool for students and adults. Here is a template to teach your students some basic spreadsheet skills. This template was created specifically to help practice …

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Create and share cartoons, comics and memes online

Create and share cartoons, comics and memes online | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Create comics, cartoons and memes online. Share your creations on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Free online cartoon maker and comic creator.

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Ana Dias's curator insight, October 24, 7:28 AM
comics for learning
Helen Teague's curator insight, October 24, 8:34 AM
Love this new Comic-Cartoon Creator. Thanks, Nic Peachey
Agron S. Dida's curator insight, October 26, 2:37 PM
Very good and simple to use :-)
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16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
As you probably know, Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online. It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools, many of which perform the same functions as the ones we use in other spaces. These include Google Docs, a word processing program that behaves similarly to Microsoft Word, Google Slides, a presentation program similar to PowerPoint, and Google Forms, a survey-creation tool similar to Survey Monkey. Although Drive also includes other tools, these three are particularly useful for creating rigorous, academically robust projects. If your school uses Google Classroom or at least gives students access to Google Drive, your students are probably already using these tools to write papers or create slideshow presentations, but there are other projects they could be doing that you may not have thought of.

Below I have listed 16 great ideas for projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms. (If you and your students want to learn more about how to use these apps, check out my Google Drive Basics course; more info at the end of this post!)

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 21, 9:25 AM

Para ponerse a trabajar en ellas.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 22, 8:09 AM
Some of these tools would be awesome to use with students for social emotional learning. The choose your own adventure idea would be great to teach about consequences. Creating the story would lead to rich discussions. The blogging feature might be nice for journaling.  What if students could tell their story in the format of a magazine? These tools allow for unlimited options for self-expression and socio-emotional learning. 
suzanne b's curator insight, August 22, 12:39 PM
Useful tools for practitioners and educators. Let's keep the kids going in the most productive and fun direction.
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Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment @tonyvincent

Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment @tonyvincent | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers tailor learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment is how teachers collect information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. Formative assessment takes many forms, including exit tickets, discussions, games, and quizzes. These kinds of informal assessments can also help teachers get to know their students as learners and as people.

There is a very wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can be used for free (often charging for extra features). I’ve written a little about 15 of them below. Most of these tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, August 10, 9:59 AM
Some resources for engaging students. You can engage your students more effectively when you know them well. Check these out!
cherimacleod's curator insight, August 12, 5:00 AM
Tools for formative assessment, classroom assessment techniques (CATs)
Agora Abierta's comment, August 21, 5:40 AM
Loves how you show the tools and very useful for gamification beginnings.
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service.

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Mitchell Kearsley's curator insight, August 4, 6:27 AM

Take a peek. You'll be surprised what you learn. (I was!)

Lee Hall's curator insight, August 4, 10:52 AM
I love voice typing it is super fast. 
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 22, 10:34 PM
Some great tips here!
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To Complete Recycle Bin Recovery, This Is What You Should Know

To Complete Recycle Bin Recovery, This Is What You Should Know | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Recycle Bin recovery seems quite difficult to us if the Recycle Bin is emptied or the files are further deleted from it; however, it is not the case,. This tutorial shows how to restore deleted files from Recycle Bin in Windows and Mac. 

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Interesting.
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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 12:30 AM

This is an excellent tool for creating online learning or getting students to presenttheir work. Just add the script for each slide and it autogenerates images and voice to go with the text. You can then tidy up and edit it or add your own voice.

Elena Manou's curator insight, August 1, 8:15 AM
looks awesome! I need to check further - great for students' projects
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Online Tools and Resources for Teaching Young Learners

This is the slidedeck from the workshop I delivered for the British Council 'Technologies and Classrooms' summer school for teachers in Lithuania in June 2016.…

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 3, 2:14 AM

My slidedeck from the 'Technologies and Classrooms' teacher training summer school in Lithuania. You can click through from the slides to the websites.

Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 4, 4:22 AM

The presentation from my workshop in Lithuania.

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 23, 8:19 AM
Advice from Michelle's edWeb session
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OER Commons

OER Commons | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

from Ed Surge

 

"OER Commons—a public library of Open Educational Resources (OER). Use a simple search bar to explore over 50,000 open resources by keyword, subject and level. Create a group to share common resources; mix and match content with authoring tools; or design a microsite at a unique URL for your individual course.


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How To: Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides

How To:  Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
In a one-to-one school district, teachers have the freedom to create, curate, and share content like never before. Read more to find out how Google Slides can give you such liberty!

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Campus Extens - UIB Virtual -'s curator insight, May 31, 3:47 AM
Aquest article presenta les característiques de l'eina i els passos a seguir per crear un llibre electrònic.
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 11, 1:05 PM

Here's a smart idea for creating interactive e-books using Google slides.

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EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge.

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge. | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
We know how important it is to get kids exposed to computer programming, but how? Here are 10 easy ways to get started with coding in the classroom.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 18, 9:41 PM

Thanks to Mark Deschaine.

VLEBOIS's curator insight, May 8, 4:18 AM
Une infographie intéressante sur les différentes façons d'aborder le code avec ses élèves.
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Educational Technology Guy: Two infographics with tips for becoming a Power Google User!

Educational Technology Guy: Two infographics with tips for becoming a Power Google User! | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Google is an excellent research and search tool, but there are some tips and features that a lot of people don't know about. These two inforgraphics have some great tips and information on getting more out of Google.

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John van den Brink's curator insight, March 25, 3:57 AM

Lots of new tips here. ( new to me anyway!)

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 25, 2:45 PM
This article shares two infographics that can help anyone become a power Google user.
Cristian Puca's curator insight, March 27, 7:05 AM

Consejos para convertirse en un Super Usuario de Google!