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SlideRocket Sample: Cool Tools for Vocabulary ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

SlideRocket Sample: Cool Tools for Vocabulary ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it

Used SlideRocket to create a fast-paced overview of some Cool Tools for Vocabulary. Be sure to click on the links in the presentation to view samples and try the tools for yourself.


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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio? | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.
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7 Questions to Inspire Thinking and Ideas: ThingLink App

7 Questions to Inspire Thinking and Ideas: ThingLink App | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity to "lead" #1to1ipadchat,with Dena Gynn last week. Follow @Glynn_ed 
In preparation for the event, Dena advised me to write 6 questions to guide a discussion and provide examples.
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What Is RSS and How Can It Improve Your Life?

What Is RSS and How Can It Improve Your Life? | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
An ancient Web technology beats the pants off news delivery from social media. In truth, Facebook and Google+ don’t deliver true news. Social media content arrives late and at random; it’s not tailored to your needs and lacks organization.
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Excellent Periodic Table of Visualizations for Teachers

Excellent Periodic Table of Visualizations  for Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July, 2014
There are a variety of forms in which visual representation is materialized. Knowing these forms will enable you to diversify the visual channels through which you communicate information...
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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 1: Staff Presentations

Use technology to implement the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) for clarity and efficiency in presenting to and communicating with school staff.
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Cultivating Creators: Copyright in the Information Literacy Classroom

Cultivating Creators: Copyright in the Information Literacy Classroom | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
On 5 August 2014 there is a (priced) webinar offered by the Association of College and Research Libraries: Cultivating Creators: Copyright in the Information Literacy Classroom.
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A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators

A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 14, 2014
Here is a great resource I have recently stumbled upon and never had the chance to share it here till this evening. A Questioning Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help teachers,...
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Must Bookmark Site: “The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources”

Must Bookmark Site: “The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources” | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Edublogger has recently published an invaluable resource, The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources.
It’s a star addition to The Best Online Sources For Images.
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And You Thought it Could Not Be Done: Blogging in Math

And You Thought it Could Not Be Done: Blogging in Math | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Blogging is a platform that allows students to think about their Math work.
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Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE

Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
At the 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, last week, Common Sense Media staff and Graphite Certified Educators presented a series of engaging, informative, and hands-on lightning-fast sessions.
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A Great Guide to Developing Critical Thinking through Web Research Skills eBook

A Great Guide to Developing Critical Thinking through Web Research Skills eBook | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 9, 2014
Developing Critical Thinking through Web Research Skills is a free PDF eBook from Microsoft for teachers and educators.This short 37 pages ebook provides a wide range of ideas for...
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10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers

10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 8, 2014
After the publication of "9 Google  alternatives for academics and student researchers" today I am sharing with you this excellent list of academic search...
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Social Media Tips for Educators

Social Media Tips for Educators | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
  Check out the first Tip sheet: social-media-tip-innovative-engagement
Our second social media tip sheet for educators is now online!
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How to Start a Great Writing Center

How to Start a Great Writing Center | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
An on-campus writing center helps middle and high school students develop their written communication skills. Here are six best practices for launching this resource.
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Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum

Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 18, 2014
Here is a list of educational tools you may not have heard of, but may be useful when assembling your classroom curriculum. 
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A library of over 45,000 free...
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A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics

A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July, 2014
Here is a wonderful resource packed full of digital tools to help student researchers. DiRT ( Digital Research Tools) Directory is a registry of digital tools for scholarly use. The...
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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.
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A Starting Point for Ensuring Student Online Privacy

The online privacy debate has started to gain momentum in the education community and protecting students is an important and necessary conversation to be had by schools and districts.
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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July12, 2014
Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)  has undergone several great...
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How To Make Whiteboard Videos For Your Website

How To Make Whiteboard Videos For Your Website | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
One of the coolest tools for creating visual online content in recent years is the “whiteboard” video. You know the type—a hand, a pen, a whiteboard, and some fun drawings that help bolster your online brand and generate a lot of social shares.
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The Best Websites for Finding Academic Books and Journals

The Best Websites for Finding Academic Books and Journals | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July, 2014
Instead of heading to the library to bury your face in the stacks, use these search engines to find out which libraries have the books you need, and maybe even find them available...
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10 Great Platforms for Primary Source Documents

10 Great Platforms for Primary Source Documents | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July11, 2014
Resources like the Library of Congress have considerable archives and documents available, and many of them have taken their collections online. Use these search tools to get access to...
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Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July9, 2014
Today while I was browsing my Google Plus feeds I came across this wonderful work by Pip Cleaves. This is a slideshow presentation in which Cleaves features a plethora of web tools to...
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Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources

Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 9, 2014
Here is a great and comprehensive directory of free image sources compiled by The Edublogger. This collection is specifically created to help teachers, educators and students have...
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6 Good Academic Search Engines for Science Teachers

6 Good Academic Search Engines for Science Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 8, 2014
Below is a list of popular academic search engines with a focus on science. These search platforms will provide instant access to a wide variety of science related resources. These...
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