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My Current Presentation Tools | Michael Hyatt

My Current Presentation Tools | Michael Hyatt | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
I often get asked what tools I use to create my presentations. Here are some great suggestions from Michael Hyatt.
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Is it responsible for schools to teach Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office? - Apps User Group

Is it responsible for schools to teach Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office? - Apps User Group | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
Back in 2010 our school district rolled out Google Apps for Education for our staff and students. Since then we have seen great usage of Google Docs for the creation of word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. However, along with that growth in usage, we have also received a common question: “Is it really a good idea for a school to encourage the use of Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office?”
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9 YouTube Tips and Tricks for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog

9 YouTube Tips and Tricks for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
YouTube is still the best place to find videos to use in the classroom, despite being blocked in many schools. Here are some great tips for using it if you have access to this tool in your school.
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11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011

11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011 | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
With rising tuition costs and more free learning resources online than ever before, we're seeing drastic changes in the way education is pursued. Here are the big trends of 2011.
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Child proofing your Internet-enabled gadgets

In this edition of Ask Maggie find out how you can make that iPod touch or new computer safer for your kids to use. Read this blog post by Marguerite Reardon on How To.
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Realtime Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo

Manage behavior and keep your students engaged with ClassDojo.
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Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2011

Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2011 | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
1. The iPad 2. Social Media Adoption and Crackdown 3. Text-messaging 4. Data (Which Still Means Mostly Standardized Testing) 5. The Digital Library , etc
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Interactive App Makes Learning Math Fun

Interactive App Makes Learning Math Fun | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
For legions of students who view math homework with the same disdain as cleaning their room or washing the dishes, a new video game might add up to total salvation at a fraction of the anguish.
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1-to-1 Computing: Turning Around School Technology -- THE Journal

The small Piedmont City School District in Eastern Alabama once had one of the worst computer-to-student ratios in the state.
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Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?

Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
A recent wave of price cuts makes it harder than ever to choose between the Kindle and the Nook--even as the more expensive iPad and other tablets beckon. What's the best choice for you? It depends. Read this blog post by John P.
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Great Games and Simulation Tools for teaching STEM Content! (P2) – DEN Blog Network

Great Games and Simulation Tools for teaching STEM Content! (P2) – DEN Blog Network | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
It’s great to be a STEM teacher these days! We have a plethora of technology tools to help us improve teaching and learning in our classroom. One of the greatest tools for teaching science and math that I have used are online simulations
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YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers | MindShift

YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers | MindShift | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
So many school districts block YouTube. Maybe this will be what they need.
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Using Wikis as Electronic Portfolios | Digital Learning Environments

For years, my English Language Arts students have assembled portfolios. I’d give them a manila folder to decorate at the beginning of the school year, designate a special portfolio bin in the classroom, and have students add to their portfolios throughout the year.

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21st Century Learning/Teaching

21st Century Learning/Teaching | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
Quick article on Diigo and Delicious, also tips on BYOD implementation
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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program

Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
Good list of free programs for audio and video conversions. Provides advice on many of them.
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The 350 Best Education Resources Chosen By You | Edudemic

The 350 Best Education Resources Chosen By You | Edudemic | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it

Wonderful list of blogs to follow from the Edublog awards for 2011.

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8 Important Education Trends in Generation Z | Best Colleges Online

8 Important Education Trends in Generation Z | Best Colleges Online | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
Trends to watch this year.
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Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

Wolfram|Alpha is more than a search engine.
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The 21st Century Principal: 5 Indications Your Leadership Is Obsolete for 21st Century Schools

It's so easy to look at the quantity of technology items we have in our classrooms and even brag to others about it. What about quality? How effective are our student and teachers at integrating technology in meaningful ways? What is the true impact technology is making? Here are some thoughts for school leaders.
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Top 10 Consumer Cloud Applications of 2011

Top 10 Consumer Cloud Applications of 2011 | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
For the last few years, many everyday folks who've been asked in surveys, "What is a cloud application?" have either guessed wrong or said they don't know. Folks don't know what "the cloud" is, and for the most part, that's not their fault.
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Education Week Teacher: High-Tech Teaching in a Low-Tech Classroom

Technology integration expert and high school teacher Jennifer Barnett offers tips on how to support learning and familiarize students with technology when classroom digital tools are limited.
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EasyTech - Interactive Online Technology Literacy Curriculum

EasyTech - Interactive Online Technology Literacy Curriculum | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it

TA TEKS- EasyTech, a proven, Web-delivered K-8 technology literacy curriculum, easily and effectively integrates technology into Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies. 

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9 Web 2.0 sites to publish student work

9 Web 2.0 sites to publish student work | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
Publishing content online in eye-catching formats is easier than ever. Use these easy-to-use tools to publish, share and celebrate student work. Students love to publish their projects online and share with their family and friends.
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12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students

12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
Good collection of tools to use along with YouTube. Give them a try.
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Tankbot

Tankbot | K12 TechApps | Scoop.it
Oh yeah! This is how I roll.
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