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My 35 Favorite Free Apps for Teaching | Scholastic.com

My 35 Favorite Free Apps for Teaching | Scholastic.com | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
My yearlong love affair with my iPad has included a nonstop quest to find the best apps available to enhance my students' learning while making my life easier.

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Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education

Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

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6 Useful (and Unconventional) Study Tips for the Holidays - Edudemic

6 Useful (and Unconventional) Study Tips for the Holidays - Edudemic | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Studying and staying on top of schoolwork can be especially challenging during the holiday season. The following is a compilation of the most useful (and in some cases, unconventional) study tips.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education

Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform well in a variety of ways.

 

 

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-twitter-education

 


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 Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform well in a variety of ways.

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How I Use Twitter In My Classroom - Edudemic

How I Use Twitter In My Classroom - Edudemic | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
A quick look at how I use Twitter for writing prompts. I thought this was going to be another project gone bad! To my surprise since teens love texting, they also loved micro-blogging!

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Best Educational Apps for Kids – Early Elementary Math

Best Educational Apps for Kids – Early Elementary Math | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Quite few families are planning to give a tablet to the kids for a holiday gift.  After getting the device, it is time to find the good apps to put on the iPAD or iPod Touch....
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Quite few families are planning to give a tablet to the kids for a holiday gift.  After getting the device, it is time to find the good apps to put on the iPAD or iPod Touch....

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10 Things Next Gen Districts Will Do Well - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - edleaders, education leaders, ewchat, Innovation, school leadership

10 Things Next Gen Districts Will Do Well - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - edleaders, education leaders, ewchat, Innovation, school leadership | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
What will next generation districts do well? In the last week I've had the opportunity to discuss that question with hundreds of school board members and superintendents.
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 What will next generation districts do well? In the last week I've had the opportunity to discuss that question with hundreds of school board members and superintendents.

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Computers in the Classroom: A Mindful Lens on Technology

Computers in the Classroom:  A Mindful Lens on Technology | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
I was raised back in the day when teachers showed 16mm films in the classroom. It was a special event: the A/V librarian would wheel in an aqua-colored Bell & Howell projector, one of us nerdy types
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I was raised back in the day when teachers showed 16mm films in the classroom. It was a special event: the A/V librarian would wheel in an aqua-colored Bell & Howell projector, one of us nerdy types

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Why Smartphone-Obsessed Generation Y Can't Put Down Their Phones

Why Smartphone-Obsessed Generation Y Can't Put Down Their Phones | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
The smartphone: man's new best friend -- at least for Generation Y.
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Feel Alone at the Top? Find a Community of Colleagues 24/7

Feel Alone at the Top? Find a Community of Colleagues 24/7 | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
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The best thing about Twitter is that it’s become this professional learning community. You choose the people you want to follow; as a result, I have 700 educators who are constantly sending me things to read. Typically in the past, you would have shared those at an annual conference or one-on-one. Now that’s happening on an hourly basis. We’re constantly learning from each other, and it takes away the need to attend a conference merely to interact with colleagues. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to network and ask questions. If I put a question out there right now, I’d probably get 50 to 60 responses. It’s like having an instant community of ideas around you all the time.

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Guided Access for iPhone and iPad will benefit teachers and parents | 52 Tiger

Guided Access for iPhone and iPad will benefit teachers and parents | 52 Tiger | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

"Apple’s iOS 6 introduces a feature that will benefit teachers and parents alike. Guided Access is a new accessibility function on the iPhone and iPad that lets you disable certain controls within an app and prevents kids from navigating away. When I was a special ed. teacher, I would have loved something like this."


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Welcome to Common Sense Kids – an initiative inspired by history, that addresses common sense issues in today’s schools for students, by students. Common Sense Kids began when 4th grade teacher, Cortney Campbell of Warren T. Jackson Elementary in Atlanta, GA, sought out to motivate her students with a persuasive writing topic she knew they would love.

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Common Sense Kids - Common Sense Issues from Today's Generation

Common Sense Kids - Common Sense Issues from Today's Generation | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Welcome to Common Sense Kids – an initiative inspired by history, that addresses common sense issues in today’s schools for students, by students. Common Sense Kids began when 4th grade teacher, Cortney Campbell of Warren T. Jackson Elementary in Atlanta, GA, sought out to motivate her students with a persuasive writing topic she knew they would love.
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Welcome to Common Sense Kids – an initiative inspired by history, that addresses common sense issues in today’s schools for students, by students. Common Sense Kids began when 4th grade teacher, Cortney Campbell of Warren T. Jackson Elementary in Atlanta, GA, sought out to motivate her students with a persuasive writing topic she knew they would love.

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How to Make More Geeks

How to Make More Geeks | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Schools, parents, and pop culture are contributing to a critical shortage of engineers. Here's how to fix it fast.
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Schools, parents, and pop culture are contributing to a critical shortage of engineers. Here's how to fix it fast.

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Great Subject Area Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Subject Area Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
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How to Child-Proof iPAD

How to Child-Proof iPAD | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
No matter your kids are getting a new iPad, or an old one from you, you have to child-proof the iPad before handing it to them. Here is how:

1. Get the latest update from Apple: current iOS settings have a lot valuable kid proof features.
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No matter your kids are getting a new iPad, or an old one from you, you have to child-proof the iPad before handing it to them. Here is how:

1. Get the latest update from Apple: current iOS settings have a lot valuable kid proof features.

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12 Digital Tools To Implement Exit Cards

12 Digital Tools To Implement Exit Cards | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
This year our district implemented the use of exit slips to assess student daily learning. So, what are exit slips? Quite simply, exit slips are used to help students reflect on their learning.

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A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
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Gust MEES

read also my curation about it here:

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

- http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?q=Twitter

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Susan Liner Fisher's comment, December 14, 2012 7:20 PM
thanks for all of the great posts to rescoop!!
Wendi Pillars's curator insight, December 15, 2012 1:12 PM

A handy printable to share and encourage others to try Twitter!

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When.

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Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When.

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Danita Russell's curator insight, December 17, 2012 1:57 PM

Meograph helps easily create, watch, and share interactive stories. Our first product combines maps, timeline, links, and multimedia to tell stories in context of where and when.

Authoring is structured into a few simple prompts on an intuitive interface. Viewers get a new form of media that they can watch in two minutes or explore for an hour. Sharing is easy: the two most viral types of media are videos and infographics ... Meograph is both.

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Will school computers be able to handle new testing technology? | Digital

Will school computers be able to handle new testing technology? | Digital | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: A Google Docs Template for Multimedia Research

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: A Google Docs Template for Multimedia Research | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, December 16, 2012 4:00 AM
Can't wait to try this out with my students! Thanks.
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How To Find A Classroom To Skype With - Edudemic

How To Find A Classroom To Skype With - Edudemic | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Want to find a classroom to skype with? Look no further than the new Edudemic directory designed to connect you with the rest of the world!
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Want to find a classroom to skype with? Look no further than the new Edudemic directory designed to connect you with the rest of the world!

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Using Twitter as a New Literacy Tool

Using Twitter as a New Literacy Tool | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Over the last decades, technology development provided unmatched opportunities for leaders in academia to invent devises and design applications that act as powerful interactive educational tools. ...
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Over the last decades, technology development provided unmatched opportunities for leaders in academia to invent devises and design applications that act as powerful interactive educational tools. ...

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Home | ReadKiddoRead.com

Home | ReadKiddoRead.com | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Find great books for your children or the children you teach. The #1 bestselling author James Pattersons site guides you through titles, reviews, and exclusive content on the books children will love, and readies you when they ask for more.
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Find great books for your children or the children you teach. The #1 bestselling author James Pattersons site guides you through titles, reviews, and exclusive content on the books children will love, and readies you when they ask for more.

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APPitic - 1,800+ EDUapps

APPitic - 1,800+ EDUapps | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
a directory of apps by education by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning.

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10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program - iPads in Education

10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program - iPads in Education | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Portions excerpted from new book, iPad in Education for Dummies by Sam Gliksman

iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Appl…
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 Portions excerpted from new book, iPad in Education for Dummies by Sam Gliksman
 
iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Appl…

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Tim Yenca's curator insight, December 12, 2012 12:40 PM

"Many great apps exist, but the real benefit comes from viewing iPads as tools that can be used as part of dynamic and creative learning processes." - Sam Gliksman