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6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers

6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
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 A list of useful extensions to use with Google Drive

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Twitter Tests Analytics Features For Users

Twitter Tests Analytics Features For Users | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Twitter now lets you view detailed analytics on engagement for your tweets as well as a breakdown of who follows you.
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What Teachers Need to Know about Using Hashtags in Google+

What Teachers Need to Know about Using Hashtags in Google+ | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Did you know that clicking on a hashtag (# symbol) will show relevant content related to that term or "tag"?. The concept of hashtags was first introduced to Twitter with the purpose of creating communities around a specific content, and now Google+ is now supporting the use of hashtags. Here's how/why to use them...

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It took me a while to understand hashtags, but now I use them all the time. I even have a friend who hashtags her text message #annoying (just kidding!) Here's a great guide from ww.educatorstechnology.com

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Beyond Bitcoin: Your Guide to Digital Currencies

Beyond Bitcoin: Your Guide to Digital Currencies | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
The past few decades have been witness to a shift toward stateless digital currency. This guide will fill you in on the new trading systems of the web.
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The airwaves are cracking with news about that new smart new digital crypto-currency,Bitcoin (BTC). Designed to be unforgeable, anonymous, easily electronically transmitted and independent of nation-states and their central banks, Bitcoin's activity this year attracted a huge amount of attention.

 

What do you think? Are you "buying in"?

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Chromebooks for Education, Management Tools

An overview of those features and policies that schools can use to manage Chromebooks in the classroom.
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You know I love Chromebooks for education. Here's a great video displaying just how easy they are to manage...

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Top 25 Free iPhone Apps of All Time

Top 25 Free iPhone Apps of All Time | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Apple released a list of its most 25 most-downloaded free apps of all time.
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How many do you have?

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Free Digital Footprint eBook

Free Digital Footprint eBook | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Free eBook offering strategies to get you and your message more exposure on the net.

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The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics

The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
This post discusses my personal best 30 iPad apps for college students, grad students, professors and everybody else in university and academia.
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These are helpful apps for students.

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Teaching America: A Glimpse at the Teaching Profession (Infographic)

Teaching America: A Glimpse at the Teaching Profession (Infographic) | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

The average day of a public school teacher doesn’t end when the bell rings and the students are gone. Class preparation, grading, bus duty, club advising, coaching and other non-instructional activities are often left out of the discussion on teacher compensation...

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New ETS test on non-academic skills

New ETS test on non-academic skills | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Academic preparation isn’t the only factor in college readiness. Also helping to determine whether students get to graduation are social behaviors, like whether they show up for class, engage with professors and make eye contact. A new assessment from the Education Testing Service (ETS) seeks to measure those non-academic variables...

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School Security Resources from @NJSBA

School Security Resources  from @NJSBA | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

The safety of our schoolchildren is of paramount importance to all people in the education community. The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, has prompted school districts to reassess security measures in place in their facilities. The New Jersey School Boards Association has created the School Security Resources web page with the goal of assisting school officials in the process.

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Transfer contacts between Outlook and Google Gmail

Transfer contacts between Outlook and Google Gmail | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Contacts can be exchanged between Outlook and Google Gmail to save time and avoid manually re-entering your contacts.
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Thankfully, you can use the same contacts in both Google Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, without adding them manually to both locations. Here's how...

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The NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series: Teacher Tenure & Evaluation: A Progress Report

The NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series: Teacher Tenure & Evaluation: A Progress Report | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

New Jersey's overhaul of teacher tenure is now law, changing how educators are measured and evaluated -- as well as how they are rewarded and disciplined. More than two dozen districts are already piloting evaluation systems; the rest of the state must decide how it will fulfill the law in the next two months.

 

The NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series brings together educators and key players to discuss progress so far, including the chief architect of the law, state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, and the director of education evaluation for the Christie administration, Timothy Matheney.


 Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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How to grow your PLN using Twitter

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An awesome resource on how to create and grow your personal learning network using Twitter (Downloadable .PDF)

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Dr Stokes's curator insight, March 8, 5:07 PM

Do you have a PLN? If so are you using Twitter?

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iSchoolLeader Blog: The "Unofficial Index to Educational Twitter Hashtags

iSchoolLeader Blog: The "Unofficial Index to Educational Twitter Hashtags | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

A very comprehensive list of #educational #Twitter #hashtags...

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Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:12 PM

great list of #hashtags for #edtech

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Apple OS X Mavericks: Everything you need to know | Digital Trends

Apple OS X Mavericks: Everything you need to know | Digital Trends | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Apple's new OS X Mavericks operating system includes many of the rumored improvements. Here's everything you need to know about Mavericks.
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The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning - Edudemic | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
We've gone through hundreds of resources to assemble these guides which are meant to help you learn, teach, and share as much as possible.
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The official guide to technology and learning from my friends at Edudemic

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Microsoft Announces the Xbox One

Microsoft Announces the Xbox One | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced the Xbox One, the next generation gaming console, on Tuesday in Redmond, Washington.
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I can't wait...

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How to Insert Images Into Google Forms (Video)

How to insert images into Google Forms
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Thanks to Brent Catlett, you can learn to insert images into your Google Forms. Brent posted some screenshots of the process. After trying it out, Richard Byrne created a short video of the process...

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
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Although some of these "tricks" are a bit out-dated, this is still a nice site for all to review...

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Cheryl's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:59 AM

Very helpful.

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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.
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Great, Free Lessons for Teaching Copyright Laws to Students (and Adults)

Great, Free Lessons for Teaching Copyright Laws to Students (and Adults) | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Copyright can be a confusing topic for adults as well as children. The EFF's Teaching Copyright lesson plans provide teachers with the materials and resources needed for teaching appropriate use of copyrighted materials.

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The Gp Tutor's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:57 PM

Industry should take more involvement in teaching, educating and highlighting issues that affect producers and consumers.

 

Michael McGary's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:12 PM

A good definition of copyright.

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Google Now on your #iPhone and #iPad, with the @Google Search #app

Google Now on your #iPhone and #iPad, with the @Google Search #app | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
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Google Now is about giving you just the right information at just the right time. It can show you the day’s weather as you get dressed in the morning, or alert you that there’s heavy traffic between you and your butterfly-inducing date—so you’d better leave now! It can also share news updates on a story you’ve been following, remind you to leave for the airport so you can make your flight and much more. There’s no digging required: cards appear at the moment you need them most—and the more you use Google Now, the more you get out of it.

Google Now for iPhone and iPad is available as part of the updated Google Search app. Together, Google Now and voice search will make your day run a little smoother.

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10 Devices You Should Consider Donating To Schools

10 Devices You Should Consider Donating To Schools | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
If you just got a fabulous new device, why not consider giving back by donating to schools? Send that old device to a BYOD classroom near you.
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Please lend schools a hand by looking into dontating some of the following gadgets and accessories so students may enjoy a fair and equal chance in their studies.

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InfuseLearning's curator insight, January 13, 2013 5:55 PM

Agreed! Why does this not happen more!

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The Only App I Couldn't Live Without: LastPass Password Manager (Make sure to upgrade to premium)

The Only App I Couldn't Live Without: LastPass Password Manager (Make sure to upgrade to premium) | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Passwords have gotten so complicated that even people with ferociously sharp memories can struggle to recall the eccentric combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols. There are passwords for personal e-mail, work e-mail, bank accounts, Twitter, and Facebook, and woe to anybody who uses the same one for those two malware magnets. On top of that, it's recommended that you regularly change your passwords so they don't get compromised. Passwords are a pain, but LastPass slices through the Gordian knot of password management with a deft and effective cross-platform browser add-on/app/online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure. Although I prefer it on Chrome and iOS, LastPass is also available for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, your descktop, and on Android.

 

The bottom line: Effective, secure, and easy to use, LastPass offers a broad base of password-management features for free that can be expanded when upgrading to the premium version. It's an essential add-on for modern Web browsing.

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