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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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Using AirDrop in the Classroom

Using AirDrop in the Classroom | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

In the new version of OS X, Yosemite, AirDrop helps you quickly transfer files between your Mac and nearby Mac computers or iOS devices using Wi-Fi. The best part, especially in the school setting, is that your devices do not need to be on the same Wi-Fi network for AirDrop to work as they will create their own directly connected network to allow for file sharing.


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John O'Connor's curator insight, October 28, 7:12 AM

AirDrop is a simple tool that is often faster than emailing pictures and is excellent for sharing video files.

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What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
There's more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.

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10 Strategies To Help Online Learners Complete An Online Program

10 Strategies To Help Online Learners Complete An Online Program | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
How To Help Online Learners Complete An Online Program
Offer a face-to-face orientation (especially for those new to online learning).

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16 great Places to market your new App besides Google

16 great Places to market your new App besides Google | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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3D Printers - New Dimensions in Learning!

3D Printers - New Dimensions in Learning! | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“ Renee Peoples explains how a high-tech 3D printer can impact learning, even in a 3rd grade classroom. She obtained her printer through DonorsChoose.org and discovered that 3D printers can add a new dimension to learning!”
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 20, 5:17 PM

Gotta check this out! 

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Cooperative learning using technology | Padlet

Cooperative learning using technology | Padlet | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“A crowd sourced board of edtech tools that support cooperative learning”
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5 Reasons Learners Hate Your Online Course

5 Reasons Learners Hate Your Online Course | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Discover what learners hate about your online training course, from patronizing “how to” slides to terrible business jargon.
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“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom

“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
By combining the flipped learning model with differentiated instruction, teachers can quickly and efficiently mobilize their students in "right size" learning activities.
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Right Click And Pin Your Google Drive Folders on Your Chromebook's Files App

Right Click And Pin Your Google Drive Folders on Your Chromebook's Files App | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“Right Click And Pin Your Google Drive Folders on Your Chromebook's Files App.”
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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How to set up and implement Apple TV in your classroom in under 5 minutes

How to set up and implement Apple TV in your classroom in under 5 minutes | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

If you are using iPads in your classroom without the Apple TV Unit you are really only getting half the experience.
This great video from square group will explain to the uninitiated the
process of getting started with Apple TV in your classroom including the
setup and some basic teaching ideas. 


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An Excellent iPad App for Taking Notes and Anno...

An Excellent iPad App for Taking Notes and Anno... | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

“Margin Note Reader is definitely a must have app for teachers, educators and more specifically for student researchers. The app is free now for a limited time (used to cost $6).”


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Ultimate Guide to the Paperless Classroom | Edudemic

Ultimate Guide to the Paperless Classroom | Edudemic | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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Why Teachers are Flocking to Twitter | UKEdChat.com

Why Teachers are Flocking to Twitter | UKEdChat.com | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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3D Printing: Not a toy … anymore

3D printing. Its an amazing concept, a novel application, and a revolutionary technology. And its here. NOW. Doing amazing things. And its only going ...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 27, 3:47 PM

Check this out! 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How Do Things Fly? - A Fun and Interactive STEM Activity

Free Technology for Teachers: How Do Things Fly? - A Fun and Interactive STEM Activity | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, October 27, 4:53 PM

Excelente sugerencia para una divertida actividad, llena de aprendizajes potenciales.

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Google Dongle Is Latest Salvo in War on Passwords | MIT Technology Review

Google Dongle Is Latest Salvo in War on Passwords | MIT Technology Review | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“Google says using a small USB stick to vouch for your identity is more secure than either a password or conventional two-factor authentication.”
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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - 5 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Anatomy

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - 5 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Anatomy | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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Amy Burns's curator insight, October 22, 4:03 PM

Even if you don't teach anatomy, these sites are fun to explore.

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9 Best EdTech Tools for Presenting

9 Best EdTech Tools for Presenting | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we're featuring best edtech tools for presenting. Get your students excited about learning by creating fun, engaging presentations.”
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The Goal of Education in the 21st Century

The Goal of Education in the 21st Century | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
The goal of education in the 21st century is the mastery of information, embedded knowledge and understanding and the advanced use of technology in society.
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Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code

Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“If education shifted the focus from learning computing language to the building process itself, a world of creativity could be unleashed”
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7 Tips For eLearning Professionals To Enhance Knowledge Retention

7 Tips For eLearning Professionals To Enhance Knowledge Retention | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
How eLearning Professionals Can Enhance Knowledge Retention. Check 7 tips eLearning Professionals Can Enhance Knowledge Retention.

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Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, October 19, 6:44 PM

Powerful feedback model: RISE.

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Do you want to flip? Here's How!

If you are interested in how to flip a lesson in your classroom, just take a peek at this slide share! If you have any questions, are interested in the flipcl…

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 14, 7:19 AM

This slideshare presentation goes through some easy-to-follow steps for flipping - worth a look!