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Google launches 18 new Google+ features focusing on mobile, photos, events and Hangouts

Google launches 18 new Google+ features focusing on mobile, photos, events and Hangouts | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
As Google begins to wind down its operations before Christmas, some of its teams have been working hard to get their new features out before the festive season truly begins. For the ...

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I agree that there is a lot of potential here to get more teachers to communicate.

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Paul W. Swansen's curator insight, December 15, 2012 1:41 PM

Google back making advances.

Paul's curator insight, December 16, 2012 11:17 AM

This could replace Google Groups - could be a great communication tool for staff

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Editor’s Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

Editor’s Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
TEST The 30 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014
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So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in the last year. Today, we do that in the form of the best educational apps for iPad in 2014.
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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
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Useful tips to face the problem of digital distraction.
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Useful tips to face the problem of digital distraction.

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The Real Benefit of iPads in Education: A Catalyst for a Critical Change in Pedagogy

The Real Benefit of iPads in Education: A Catalyst for a Critical Change in Pedagogy | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
During 2014, I conducted research at my school to see if the introduction of iPads as a learning technology had any educational merit. Research Details I assessed four key skills over eight months ...
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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes | Jon Bergmann Blog | Edutopia.org

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes | Jon Bergmann Blog | Edutopia.org | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network.When the subject of the flipped class comes up, many educators see how it applies to academic subjects like math and science education, but don't realize that the methodology has applications in a wide array of other classes.According to a survey of 2358 teachers by the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning (PDF, 1.2MB), 33 percent of those teachers who are flipping their classes are math teachers, 38 percent are science teachers, and 23 percent teach English language arts and social studies. But can you flip the other subjects? Can you flip an elementary classroom? The answer is a resounding yes.To flip the non-flippable classes, teachers need to ask this key question: What is the best use of my face-to-face time with students? Since every teacher has a specified amount of time with his or her students per week, we must consider how to maximize that class time.The answer to this question will be vastly different for an elementary teacher compared to a middle school PE teacher compared to a high school English teacher. Though there is no one way to answer this question, there is a "wrong" answer: information dissemination.Lower-level cognitive information should be moved out of the group space and into the individual space where students can consume data at their own pace and interact with the content in a manner that meets their individual needs.And as teachers answer this question, their class will be transformed into a center of learning where students are applying, analyzing, and creating content, rather than simply acquiring information.Let's look at a few examples of teachers who use the flipped learning model in what many have considered non-flippable courses.Click headline to read more and watch video clip--
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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, November 23, 10:26 AM

Love these insights, these are questions being asked right now in my #PBL-flipped class by PE, elementary, and other teachers!

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PD Series: Creating More With Google Drive - (Nov. 2014 archive)

“ -------------- EasyBib.com is a Free Citation Generator that automatically formats your works cited and bibliography for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citati...”
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Teaching Coding in Class: 17 Apps to Try

Teaching Coding in Class: 17 Apps to Try | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“ Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it. This is why student creation is so important in the new economy of information.”
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Ken's Key Takeaway: 
"Far beyond filling out answers on a worksheet, these assignments allow for individual talents and personality to shine through. While it’s unlikely that you have ever heard a person say, “that worksheet changed my life,” most people have an assignment from their childhood that they remember with pride because it was meaningful to them. More often than not, that memorable assignment was one that allowed them to build and create."

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Can a  true expression of student learnig  be discovered through worksheets snad tests?  A quote from the post I find 'expressive': '' While it’s unlikely that you have ever heard a person say, “that worksheet changed my life,” most people have an assignment from their childhood that they remember with pride because it was meaningful to them. More often than not, that memorable assignment was one that allowed them to build and create.''

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7 Unique Ways To Practice Your Coding Skills - makeuseof

7 Unique Ways To Practice Your Coding Skills - makeuseof | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“ The 40 years between the respondent and the doubter is the chink in our thought process that says it’s a young man’s game. Let’s repeat – there’s no age to learning. Once you are on that path, you just have to keep practicing. And today there are more ways than one way to sharpen your coding chops. If you have picked up a programming language to learn, let’s start the class with some innovative websites.”
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Algorithms in Nature

Algorithms in Nature | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Cool! There's a website to go w/ that "convergence of systems bio & computational thinking" paper I tweeted last week http://t.co/H02qajxYqW

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How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom

How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
A backchannel is a digital conversation occurring in the background of a live event. Backchannels are a great classroom tool. Here's how to get started.

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Skoolbo: Differentiated Instruction Through Game Based Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Skoolbo: Differentiated Instruction Through Game Based Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Skoolbo is one of the great programs that promotes game-based learning for elementary kids to assist them in reading and math.
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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 13, 8:24 PM

My daughter is now too old for Skoolbo. I wish she had this when she was in Elementary School. 

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This Is How Students Can Use Google Docs Real Time Collaboration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This Is How Students Can Use Google Docs Real Time Collaboration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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7 Unique Ways To Practice Your Coding Skills

7 Unique Ways To Practice Your Coding Skills | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“ I am 24 years old and just started learning coding. I want to be a programmer. Am I too late in the game? One of the upvoted answers to this on Quora.com came from graphic artist Michel Poisson. I'm 63, and eight months ago I decided to teach myself Blender 3D. It's open source, written…”
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The Teachers' Google Toolkit Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Teachers' Google Toolkit Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
The The Teacher's Google Toolkit Infographic presents the Google tools that every teacher should try out. Some are very well known, others less so, but there are great ways to use all of them in the classroom!

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The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
November 21, 2014
We have reviewed and shared over 200 educational apps during this year. Based on your interactions with these posts together with the popularity of these apps among teachers and...
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Student behavior apps raising privacy concerns - Education Dive

Student behavior apps raising privacy concerns - Education Dive | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Could ClassDojo be the next InBloom? 
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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“ The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.”
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 21, 2:36 PM

A 12 resources list that may be very helpful for anyone doing blogs, posts or even digital presentations for the lectures

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Δωρεάν φωτογραφίες, με άδεια πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων για παρουσιάσεις, ιστολόγια, αφίσες. 12 πηγές ενδιάφερουσες. Από μια γρήγορη ματιά μου άρεσαν οι σελίδες unsplash & gratisography. Ανάλογα όμως με το τι ψάχνετε θα βρείτε και στις υπόλοιπες 10 τη φωτογραφία που εκφράζει καλύτερα το μήνυμά σας!

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The Best 5 Speech to Text Apps for Your Chrome

The Best 5 Speech to Text Apps for Your Chrome | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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Free Library of Congress eBooks for students

Free Library of Congress eBooks for students | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“ As more and more schools are moving away from paper textbooks and materials, teachers are working to answer the obvious question: where can I find digital resources appropriate for kids? If you and...”
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5 Of The Most Common Problems With School Websites

5 Of The Most Common Problems With School Websites | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“ 5 Of The Most Common Problems With School Websites”
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10 Lessons Learned From the Assessment Field Tests

10 Lessons Learned From the Assessment Field Tests | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.
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Here’s How Study Breaks Boost Learning

Here’s How Study Breaks Boost Learning | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
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Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they’ve acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind a little targeted downtime could be a highly effective way to boost learning.

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Great apps every iPad Air 2 owner should download right now! - iMore

Great apps every iPad Air 2 owner should download right now! - iMore | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
If you own an iPad Air 2, the first thing you'll want to do is load up on great apps that take advantage of the all new A8X processor, Touch ID sensor, updated camera, and more. While all iPad apps available in the App Store will work perfectly fine on your new iPad Air 2, there are some that stand out from the crowd by taking advantage of the new hardware in some way or another. So if you're only looking for the best iPad apps, these are the ones we think you need to download ASAP!

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Teaching With YouTube

Teaching With YouTube | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“9 Tips For Smarter Teaching With YouTube”
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camille's curator insight, November 15, 7:49 AM

TICE

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 17, 3:52 PM

But Mediacore is even more brilliant!

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Now You Can Skype From Your Browser

Now You Can Skype From Your Browser | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“ The chat tool jumps from desktop to Web.”
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