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10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class

10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzales By Terry Heick When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking logi (RT @isteconnects: Via @MindShiftKQED: 10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class |...
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ghbrett's comment, March 20, 2013 8:00 AM
Thanks Catherine!
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Cool tool. Thanks. Gotta share it. :-)
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Cool tool. Thanks. Gotta share it. :-)
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Use Google Docs to Convert Images and PDFs to Editable Text ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Use Google Docs to Convert Images and PDFs to Editable Text ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Use Google Docs to Convert Images and PDFs to Editable Text #edtech http://t.co/mdKT41bjpy via @medkh9
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Google Docs offer so many possibilities and solutions for Educational Technology. Thanks to @medkh9 for this !

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Great Free Educational Mac Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Free Educational Mac Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Great Free Educational Mac Apps for Teachers via @medkh9 http://t.co/Wjllq7ChUa #edtech
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Thanks to Jeff Dunn for this list of free educational

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25 Scariest Things You Didn't Know About Using Public Wi-Fi

25 Scariest Things You Didn't Know About Using Public Wi-Fi | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
From hackers stealing your bank passwords to rogue public wi-fi connections these are the 25 scariest things you didn't know about using public wi-fi.
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Be extra careful when using `free` WiFi.

It is not always safe. Read this!

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A Principal's Reflections: Devices Need to Support Learning

A Principal's Reflections: Devices Need to Support Learning | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
My latest post: Devices Need to Support Learning http://t.co/basFMhF4df #edtech #cpchat #digilead #mlearning
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Right on! We don't need BYOD for distraction. We need devices for real learning!

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The 31 Educational Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 31 Educational Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
The 31 Educational Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know about http://t.co/59INLRKX0e #edchat #edtech #msedchat
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Ed Tech: the future is here now!

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it

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Look at these great educational YouTube Channels!    #Ed Tech is constantly changing. 

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Arthur Correia's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:15 AM

 It's a reshare...and it won't be tha last :)!

carldowse's curator insight, January 16, 4:56 AM

Must be something there for us!

Judy Brown's curator insight, May 29, 7:32 PM

Autistic kids need to be shown lots of love and need a teacher who will treat them right.

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Boeing grants available for math, science teachers - Norman Transcript

Boeing grants available for math, science teachers - Norman Transcript | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Boeing grants available for math, science teachers
Norman Transcript
NORMAN — Public school teachers in Canadian, Cleveland, and Oklahoma counties can apply through Dec.
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Attention :

Maths. & Science Teachers:

Canada & Cleveland & Oklahoma!

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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times

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A picture says a thousand words! Thanks, for this, Tom!

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:01 PM

Our "Librarians" converted to "Media Specialists" a couple of years ago...

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11 BYOD Apps That Keep The Focus On Content

11 BYOD Apps That Keep The Focus On Content | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
11 BYOD Apps That Keep The Focus On Content (RT @TeachThought: 11 BYOD Apps To Help Keeping The Focus On Content http://t.co/BYLtVgcEZs #edtech #byod)...
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Technology is an excellent tool, when used in the hands of a great teacher! 

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Set up a kid-friendly iPad | Macworld

Set up a kid-friendly iPad | Macworld | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Before handing over your iPad to a kid, it's best to do some parental preparation. In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland offers some tips.

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Here is an excellent site for Parents! Technology is changing so quickly.

Keep your children safe online. :-)

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Google Plus Daily: The Main Differences Between Facebook & Google+

Google Plus Daily: The Main Differences Between Facebook & Google+ | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Fed up with Facebook? There’s an interactive, well supported, rapidly growing, easy to use social network that’s ready for you right now: Google Plus.
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This excellent site from Edudemic thoroughly examines the differences between Facebook and Google+ .

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Former U.S. Ed-Tech Chief Karen Cator to Lead Digital Promise

Former U.S. Ed-Tech Chief Karen Cator to Lead Digital Promise | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
The former Apple Inc. official plans to use her government and tech company experience to help bridge the public and private sectors. (To improve #edu through technology, former U.S.
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Congratulations to Karen Cator, who brings a wealth of experience and ideas!

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4 Innovative New Tools to Try Next Year

4 Innovative New Tools to Try Next Year | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Last week, at the annual ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, hundreds of developers and thousands of tech-forward educators converged for the year's biggest edtech show-and-tell.
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Even if you couldn`t attend ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, last week, here are some tidbits to help you in the up-coming school year!

 

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Edutopia - Linkis.com

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Edutopia - Linkis.com | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
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Thanks to Vicki Davis for this great blog post!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
RT @rmbyrne: 20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students http://t.co/Jcmj6gYwWY #edtech #edapps
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Here is another excellent article from Richard Byrne!

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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students @medkh9 http://t.co/A8Oh8G5kVy #edtech #math
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With so much attention on Mathematics, these days, I think  this collection of Math websites  is a timely addition for education.

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Putting the 'Education' Back in Educational Apps

Putting the 'Education' Back in Educational Apps | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Humans learn best in active, engaged, meaningful and interactive contexts. Whether the platform is digital or traditional, electronic or paper, the results are the same.
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Gamification is the coming trend in Education. I like it, as long as the apps provide meaningful learning opportunities!

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Allow Students to Create Their Own Apps With AppFurnace

Allow Students to Create Their Own Apps With AppFurnace | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
AppFurnace is a new online tool which enables pupils to design & build their own mobile device apps then transfer them to a smartphone or tablet. .
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Welcome to the future!

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Listly List - iPad App Recommendations for K-6

Listly List - iPad App Recommendations for K-6 - ThingLink, iMovie, Dictionary, Socrative Student Clicker, Doodle Buddy, GarageBand, Book Creator, MathBoard, Motion Math, ScreenChomp, Sock Puppets, Explain Everything, Motion Math Zoom, Popplet lite,...

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Attention Parents and Educators:

Here is an excellent list of apps for use with  elementary school children (K-6)!

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The Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning [Infographic]

The Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning [Infographic] | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
So how popular is blended learning? This visual guide takes a look at some statistics on blended learning adoption, facts on four different models of blended learning

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Online ? Blended Learning ? LMS ?

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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:07 PM

K-12 blended learning primer

Andy Lee's curator insight, November 9, 2013 12:36 PM

Nice infographic on blended learning.

David Bozetarnik's curator insight, April 30, 11:35 PM

Blended learning has much potential.  However, it is only PART of the solution to why ails education today.  It is not a replacement for funding.  Adequate funding, whether online of f2f, must go hand in hand.  You can't maximize the potential of education while cutting necessary $$$.

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Touchable Technology

Touchable Technology | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
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   Here is a carefully curated collection of outstanding Web 2.0 educational links for you, your students,  and your family.

   Be prepared to  immerse yourself in ed tech. Enjoy!

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Coolwired's Social Media Blog

Coolwired's Social Media Blog | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Social Media Club Cool Beginnings!
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Check out the amazing STEMx Conference here! Did I mention that it is free?? Learn from top notch educators, and keynote speakers. Enjoy!

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12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
RT @NMHS_Principal: 12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers http://t.co/sf1EsphmZ1 #edtech
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These are excellent new Web Tools!

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How to Use Google+ Hangouts

How to Use Google+ Hangouts | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Google+ is Google's new social networking tool. Once you have created a circle of friends, you can choose to hang out with them on Google+. This allows you to video chat, IM chat, watch YouTube videos together, and more.
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There are some handy tips in this article, about Google+ Hangouts! Enjoy!

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70 best free iPad apps 2013

70 best free iPad apps 2013 | #LearningCommons | Scoop.it
Frustratingly, many of the best free iPhone apps cost 59p or more for iPad. But there are some rare gems - iPad apps so good you can't believe they're free. And here are our top picks.
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    The title says it all. See if you agree.

Feel free to add your own favorites to this list.

     Happy Easter everyone!

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