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How Teachers Can Use Google Docs as A Writing Tool

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: How Teachers Can Use Google Docs as A Writing Tool: http://t.co/WmQIAtZy...

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Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network.

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Tech Cadre, et al.:

 

It actually is easy being green if you use an online bookmarking tool. Having printer issues? No worries. You and your students don't need one. With Diigo, you can use save, highlight, tag, and bookmark articles in the cloud and access those from any computer. (Do be sure to tag for quick sorting.)

 

Once I started using Diigo, it became my first stop for professional development over Twitter (still a great tool for that, though). Like Facebook, I can follow groups and individuals who make their bookmarks public. I can LIKE and comment on their posts too. I also choose to get daily updates via email which makes it efficient and manageable. 

 

Teacher Console info:

After you join Diigo, go to www.diigo.com/education and request a teacher's membership. It's free and provides you access to the Teacher Console which can be used to set up individual classes.

 

Benefits: 1) Students can help to build a set of class bookmarks and annotations; 2) students do not need email addresses to register; 3) you can check individual students' highlighted sources without having them print-highlight-staple-pileonthemountainonyourdesk. It's much more efficient to check, and it's very, very green.

 

Drawbacks: 1) You have to input the names and IDs (hint: pull info from PowerTeacher or Pinnacle and save it as a CSV file); 2) Students have limited sharing, commenting, and following options.

 

If you teach older students, it may be easier just to have students follow you.

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You can follow me at ebaines@ccs.k12.in.us

 

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BTW, Diigo is an acronym (surprise, surprise) for the following: Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff

 

It is an individual and group research tool and a social media content-sharing community.

 

You do need to download the toolbar or save the Diigolet bookmarklet to your favorites bar or bookmarks (depending on the browser you're using).

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Twitter Releases Vine For Android Smartphones As It Tops 13M Users | TechCrunch

Twitter Releases Vine For Android Smartphones As It Tops 13M Users | TechCrunch | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Twitter has released Vine for Android, bringing the 6-second video sharing service to Google's mobile OS for the first time.
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I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing | License to Tech | Scoop.it
For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores of people couldn't live without it. I tried it multiple times, and never saw the appeal until now.

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:25 AM

I am a huge Evernote user, but made a few new discoveries in this article. If you haven't jumped in yet or are still trying to figure out what all the hoop-a-laa is about, read the full story...

http://lifehacker.com/5989980/ive-been-using-evernote-all-wrong-heres-why-its-actually-amazing

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The Best 404 Error Pages Of All Time

The Best 404 Error Pages Of All Time | License to Tech | Scoop.it
This is smart web design.
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Oh snap. This is not the page you're looking for.

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Why Scoop.it! Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoop.it! Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool
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Scooping an article about Scoop.it!

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8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | License to Tech | Scoop.it
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Build your wild self, wild thing.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 24, 2013 11:27 PM

This looks like a Lot of fun!

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Film Literacy

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As a nod to the Academy Awards, VideoAmy has created a playlist with videos and resources for teaching with movies and exploring media literacy.
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"Scary Mary (Poppins)" trailer is clever. Hide your children.

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Top 20 LiveBinders you should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 20 LiveBinders you should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | License to Tech | Scoop.it

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, January 25, 2013 11:13 AM

Digital bookmarking  is a pivotal learning skill. It does not only allow you to organize your information into one single platform accessible from anywhere with an internet connection but can also help you in your professional growth. Web2.0 technologies have made it way easier for us to control and curate the content we come across online. I definitely believe that without the power of bookmarking we would never be able to manage the huge influx of information Internet provides. I have already talked in a previous post about the benefits of bookmarking for us as teachers and learner and I said that bookmarking web tools:

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17 Topics to Teach K-8 About Digital Citizenship

17 Topics to Teach K-8 About Digital Citizenship | License to Tech | Scoop.it

Education has changed. No longer is it contained within four classroom walls or the physical site of a school building.


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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:10 AM

Good list and supports to help teachers librarians design DC curriculum  for their learning communities

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:55 PM

add your insight...

 

Linda Weeks's curator insight, March 6, 7:09 PM

Need to check this list in a positive light.

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6 Education Conferences To Check Out This Year - Edudemic

6 Education Conferences To Check Out This Year - Edudemic | License to Tech | Scoop.it
With the New Year comes an entirely new season of education conferences. Educators have a lot to look forward to in 2013.

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Edudemic's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:38 PM

With the New Year comes an entirely new season of education conferences. Educators have a lot to look forward to in 2013. The variety of conferences scheduled to take place across the US and Canada offer so much for educators around the world to learn from.

AAEEBL's comment, January 20, 2013 10:46 PM
Here's a 7th conference not to be missed if you're interested in student-centered learning and authentic assessment and experiential education: The ePortfolio Field Coming of Age: Knowledge, Research and Practice
July 29 - August 1, 2013
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA USA
http://www.aaeebl.org/2013conference
AAEEBL's 4th year co-presenting with Campus Technology

Deadline for proposals: February 15

A few of the tracks to engage you during this conference:

Practice: Teaching and Learning with ePortfoliosTransitions:
ePortfolios, Employability and Support of Change
Research and Scholarship: Evaluating and Documenting the Effectiveness of ePortfoliosAssessment:
Using ePortfolios to Learn about Student Learning
ePortfolio Start-Ups: First Steps and Beyond
What's New? Open Learning and Alternative Credentialing for ePortfolios

Featured Speakers:

Randy Bass, Georgetown University
Gary Brown, Portland State University
Helen Chen, Stanford University
Bret Eynon, Laguardia Community College
Tracy Penny-Light, St. Jerome's College at Waterloo University

Substantial discounts for AAEEBL institutional members. See www.aaeebl.org to learn about the membership benefits of joining AAEEBL, a non-profit professional association that serves the global eportfolio community full-time, year-round with a wide array of services.
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U.S. State Department Unveils Online Game, and Web Site, to Teach English

U.S. State Department Unveils Online Game, and Web Site, to Teach English | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporter and Digital Directions Deputy Editor Sean Cavanagh and Staff Writer Katie Ash explore how technology is shaping teaching and learning and the management of schools.
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With embedded literature, this seems intriguing. I think Twain would be pleased.

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Dropbox - Simplify your life

Dropbox - Simplify your life | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

 

"Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website."

 

Tech Cadre, et al.,

 

Dropbox is your H: drive in the sky. Download it to your frequently-used desktops and you can simply drag and drop files into it to pick up from another device.  

 

You can also create a folder to share pictures just with your kids' grandmother or Word documents with a particular group of students. 

 

Invite others to join and you earn more space for free. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Possible use: Instead of using the library in Edmodo, create a folder for your class and share the link. Or use the link generated for each file and post on the wall. Follow this link to access my Dropbox's PD Tech Training's folder that I shared to Edmodo. It has a picture, MP3s, and a pdf tutorial.

 

Also integrated with Facebook!

 

 

 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w78bio27cy5fmf3/ET7aOigdcR

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Where to Get Photos For Your Blog « Writerland

Where to Get Photos For Your Blog « Writerland | License to Tech | Scoop.it
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Good info for class use.

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Free online tutorial for using ScoopIt

Free online tutorial for using ScoopIt | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Free online Scoop It tutorial for teachers and students. TeacherTrainingVideos.com provides free step by step camtasia screencasts that take you through a whole range of ict and web2.0 tools
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This video set is a great step-by-step guide for beginners. 

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Social Media Wars Told in 'Game of Thrones' Style [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Wars Told in 'Game of Thrones' Style [INFOGRAPHIC] | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Social networks often put up their defenses against opposing social platforms. The social media wars are detailed in this Game of Thrones-themed infographic.
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Even the River Vine has been dammed. I recommend joining the Order of the Owl.

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Animation basics: Homemade special effects - TED-Ed

Animation basics: Homemade special effects - TED-Ed | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Animation is used everywhere to communicate big ideas--in movies, television, and media.  Do you ever stop and wonder about the magic of it all? And have you ever wanted to create your own special effects?
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Why teens are tiring of Facebook

Why teens are tiring of Facebook | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Facebook has become a social network that's often too complicated, too risky, and, above all, too overrun by parents to give teens the type of digital freedom they crave. Read this article by Jennifer Van Grove on CNET News.
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The Power - Return Of The Jedi (Standard Size) by 17th and Oak on The Bazaar. Buy creative products by 17th and Oak online!

The Power - Return Of The Jedi (Standard Size) by 17th and Oak on The Bazaar. Buy creative products by 17th and Oak online! | License to Tech | Scoop.it
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Star Wars meets Typography 

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Digital Native Does Not Mean Digital Literate | New Tech Network

Digital Native Does Not Mean Digital Literate | New Tech Network | License to Tech | Scoop.it
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Alan November is a great presenter, especially on the topic of how to be a good researcher. I was fortunate enough to share the stage with him for a few minutes last summer at a tech conference to talk about the Teacher Console in Diigo. 

 

If you ever get a chance, do go see him.

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The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | License to Tech | Scoop.it

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Great resource!

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List of Free Screen Capturing Tools

List of Free Screen Capturing Tools | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Are you interested for a list of free screen capturing tools? Would you like to create for free video tutorials? Upload, create, and share screen captures with your learners?

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, January 28, 2013 5:48 PM

tons of good stuff

Eric Redegeld's curator insight, January 29, 2013 2:49 AM

Met dank aan André 

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Disney World Horror Fantasy Raises Knotty Copyright Issues

Disney World Horror Fantasy Raises Knotty Copyright Issues | License to Tech | Scoop.it
"Escape From Tomorrow" was filmed inside the theme parks of a company incredibly vigilant about its image and intellectual property.
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Always love the Sundance films. So many are like this where Twin Peaks meets Space Mountain.

 

But twelve times on the "It's a Small World" ride and only the dad went mad? 

 

 

 

 

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This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Official White House Response to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.

 

The Administration does not support blowing up planets.Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
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Johnny Depp Revives 'Don Quijote'

Johnny Depp Revives 'Don Quijote' | License to Tech | Scoop.it
It seems like Johnny Depp's story with the legendary literary character, “Don Quijote de la Mancha,” has not come to an end.
Enid Baines's insight:

Stumbled on this just as I was reading excerpts to use in class. Could be sort of a "Rum Diaries" sequel, just substituting romance novels for rum.

 

 

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Dumb ways to die: A brilliant way to deliver a message - LeadingCompany

Dumb ways to die: A brilliant way to deliver a message - LeadingCompany | License to Tech | Scoop.it
Dumb ways to die: A brilliant way to deliver a messageLeadingCompanyGabrielle Dolan is a global thought leader in business storytelling and an expert in making good presenters inspiring.

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Clever marketing, catchy tune.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 11, 2012 2:47 PM

Latest update 06/23/13: the video has been viewed over 50 million times, and has just received Grand Prix honors at Cannes! So pay attention here :)

LOL -- I am laughing and now have today's ear worm to deal with from the song on this video!


What an ingenious 3 minute video. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9S267XXvuo


Now the point I really like that Gabrielle Dolan, the author of this blog post makes, is this: the transporation authority spent the bulk of the time in this video building an emotional connection to the audience before it ever delivers its message. 


And that is exactly what we should be doing with our biz storytelling, as Dolin also says. I agree.


While the video isn't a story, it does contain a great lesson for us all as we continue to hone our storytelling skills.


Enjoy the video!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Enid Baines's curator insight, January 13, 2013 5:23 PM

Clever video. Now if I could just get rid of the ear worm. Here's the link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw