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All the News that’s Fit to Tap and Swipe: Comparing news apps Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, and Google Currents — The Digital Shift

All the News that’s Fit to Tap and Swipe: Comparing news apps Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, and Google Currents — The Digital Shift | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
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Hot Potatoes Easily Create Interactive Quizes and Assignments

Hot Potatoes Easily Create Interactive Quizes and Assignments | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Requires a download, but always looking for easier ways to create some interactive assessments.


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Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines

Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order.
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Welcome to the Post Textbook World: Ten Elements

Welcome to the Post Textbook World: Ten Elements | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
A friend asked what I thought about Jay Mathew’s post on textbooks.
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Apps in Education: 14 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom

Apps in Education: 14 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Storytelling continues to gain popularity as an educational activity as it stimulates a deep thinking process, it provides opportunities for reflection and it enhances and enriches the learning experience for our students. Storytelling is a very powerful way of communicating with our peers and portrays to others who we are and what our own stories are. It also provides an opportunity to connect with a group by creating a shared experience. This is vital in any community but more so in an educational setting where we are nurturing and fostering creativity.

 

So here are a number of apps that provide the tools for students to participate in the long and rich history of storytelling. Just because it is in a digital format does not make it any less rich to either the audience or within the medium.

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Resources from iPad for Educators at CLS North - EdTechTeam

Resources from iPad for Educators at CLS North - EdTechTeam | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

iPads change the way teachers and students access the web, share media, and learn on the go. Check out this great resources from iPad for Educators at CLS North

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Acting N.J. education chief reconsiders using school free-lunch programs to measure poverty

Acting N.J. education chief reconsiders using school free-lunch programs to measure poverty | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Recent analysis by the state auditor estimated that up to 37 percent of participants in the free and reduced-lunch program are fraudulently enrolled

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Digital Wish Offering More Than 50 Different Grants for K-12 - Latest ...

Education K-12. National. Deadlines: Mar. 15. Digital Wish is offering a plethora of k-12 education grants featuring a multitude of products and services that will enhance the teaching and learning process.
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12 Great iPad Apps for Elementary School Kids | Education.com

12 Great iPad Apps for Elementary School Kids | Education.com | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
The iPad isn't only the latest craze in technology, but it's also a great teaching tool. Here are our top iPad app picks for Elementary school kids by grade.
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Va., Md. and DC seek to opt out of key parts of No Child Left Behind law - Washington Post

Va., Md. and DC seek to opt out of key parts of No Child Left Behind law - Washington Post | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Va., Md.and DC seek to opt out of key parts of No Child Left Behind lawWashington Post“There's real reason to be concerned that under the proposed plan, low-income students in Virginia and minority students in Virginia will again be overlooked,” said...
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How to Cope With Low Vision With the Use of Technology

How to Cope With Low Vision With the Use of Technology | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
When a person loses most of their vision it is a very difficult thing to get used to; you feel as if you have also lost your independence. However, technology is ever changing and, because of it, a person with low vision can live a normal life.
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How Teachers Actually Feel About Education Technology [Infographic] | Edudemic

How Teachers Actually Feel About Education Technology [Infographic] | Edudemic | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
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11 Easy Ways to Make Work Fun

11 Easy Ways to Make Work Fun | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
If your employees aren't having fun, they're probably not performing at their highest level. So ease up already and try one of these tactics.
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Apps in Education: 10 Mind Mapping Tools 4 the iPad

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Mindmapping Tools & iPads


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iPad App Guide #15: Penultimate | TPACK iPads in Schools

iPad App Guide #15: Penultimate | TPACK iPads in Schools | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

"Penultimate http://ow.ly/9j7Z9 is a powerful note-taking app for the iPad, enabling users to create an infinite number of beautiful electronic notebooks using different paper formats."


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Apps in Education: Apps for Grading Assessments

Apps in Education: Apps for Grading Assessments | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Using rubrics and providing student's feedback via the iPad has not been an area that has received a great deal of attention. This is, however, starting to change. I have recently spoken to a number of teachers who have developed apps that will allows teachers to use the iPad as a viable way of assessing student work. Some of these apps actually do more than just mark work. Check out the list and see if any would work for you and your students.

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A powerful tool for all art educators: Art Project, powered by Google

A powerful tool for all art educators: Art Project, powered by Google | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

A unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail. 

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The Innovative Educator: 3 Great Ways to Use Google+ Hangouts to Learn & Connect

The Innovative Educator: 3 Great Ways to Use Google+ Hangouts to Learn & Connect | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Google+ Hangouts are a terrific and free tool that opens up new ways to teach and learn. The following video provides three examples of ways Google+ Hangouts are being used that might inspire ideas in your own classroom. Below the video I elaborate on how each idea can be used and include the minutes/seconds in the video at which time you can see each idea in action.

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100 Online Brainstorming Tools to Help You Think Outside the Box | Forensic Science Technician : Online Schools Guide

100 Online Brainstorming Tools to Help You Think Outside the Box | Forensic Science Technician : Online Schools Guide | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

A lateral thinking process, brainstorming demands that people come up with ideas and thoughts that can seem shocking or crazy. By using these ideas as a starting point, you can then change and improve them into something useful and original. Below are the top 100 tools, tips, guides, and resources to help you think outside the box and maximize your ideas.

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Training Teachers to Integrate Technology

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Professional development innovators explain how they've integrated technology into classrooms and the curriculum.
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TAGT | Klout

TAGT | Klout | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Klout is the Standard for Influence. Join Klout to discover your influence and compare with others you may know. (I gave @TXGifted +K about Gifted Education on @klout. What are you influential about?
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Technology trumps the college lecture - Washington Post

Technology trumps the college lecture - Washington Post | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Technology trumps the college lectureWashington PostToday's technology provides many ways superior to lectures to deliver information and use it in feedback-rich learning activities.
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Most Consumers Clueless About 'Do No Track' Technology - PCWorld (blog)

Most Consumers Clueless About 'Do No Track' Technology - PCWorld (blog) | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Most Consumers Clueless About 'Do No Track' TechnologyPCWorld (blog)By John P.
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Apple profiles law firm use of iPads : Amazing Firms Amazing Practices

Apple profiles law firm use of iPads : Amazing Firms Amazing Practices | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
The iPad has become a formidable competitive weapon for law firms: Quote from Fennemore Craig case study on Apple.com/business: "If I didn't hav (Thank you !!
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50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | TeachHUB

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | TeachHUB | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s format to keep their classes engaged and up-to-date on the latest technologies. The following projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to incorporate Twitter into important and lasting lessons.

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