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Keyboarding or Computer Literacy: The New Dilemma

Our school has recently made some changes to our technology classes, to model more of an integrated approach. Gone are our days of coming to computer class once a week to learn only keyboarding.
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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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Comic Poster- What Students Should Know about Creative Commons Licenses

Comic Poster- What Students Should Know about Creative Commons Licenses | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 2, 2014
Here is another excellent infographic on the different Creative Commons Licenses. As most of you know, Creative Commons (CC) is a licensing non-profit body that provides content...
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Visuals help we "older learners" too. Whether it is for schoolwork, blogging, or social sharing for fun, understanding the various Cerative Commons Licenses is not just useful, it's invaluable.

Maria Richards's curator insight, July 3, 4:18 PM

A 'constant' in teaching!!!

 

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Free Mobile Learning Academy for Educators Launched

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the Verizon Foundation today announced a new mobile learning program.
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Terms of Service Cheat Sheet for Parents & Teachers

Terms of Service Cheat Sheet for Parents & Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
If you have email, iTunes, Facebook, or any other online account, then you are familiar with Terms of Service; you know, those excessively long, confusing legal documents that we all click “accept” on so that we can download the latest episode of...
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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.
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15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students

15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 11, 2014
Netiquette ( net + etiquette) is the code of proper conduct applied to virtual online spaces. This code is dictated by common sense rules ( manners ) and social conventions....
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5 Excellent Free Interactive Tools to Boost Students Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Free Interactive Tools to Boost Students Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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Over 30,000 Free Downloadable Images to Use in Class

Over 30,000 Free Downloadable Images to Use in Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 3, 2014
Here is another great resource of free high resolution images that students and teachers can use in their class. The Museum of New Zealand has recently made over 30,000 images available...
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Technology for Flipping the Classroom

Technology for Flipping the Classroom | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The latest in ACRL's series of 3 page Tips and trends briefings is:
Colmenares, A. (2014) Technology for Flipping the Classroom. Tips and trends.
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7 Great Grammar Sites for Teachers and Students

7 Great Grammar Sites for Teachers and Students | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June , 2014
Today I am sharing with you a list of some useful websites you can use with your students to help them better improve their grammar knowledge and polish their writing skill. From grammar...
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A Wonderful Resource of Free Public Domain Images to Use in Class

A Wonderful Resource of Free Public Domain Images to Use in Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 3, 2014
Pixabay is a great platform where teachers and students can search for and find public domain images. Using Pixabay images you will not have to worry about copyright issues or...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Listen Edition Offers an Edmodo App for Teaching With Current Events

Free Technology for Teachers: Listen Edition Offers an Edmodo App for Teaching With Current Events | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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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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The Best Educational Websites for Teaching and Learning in 2014

The Best Educational Websites for Teaching and Learning in 2014 | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 3, 2014
The American Association of School Librarian (AASL) has recently published its 2014 report of the best websites for teaching and learning. As you probably know, every year AASL releases...
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How To Build Your Professional Learning Community

How To Build Your Professional Learning Community | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Professional development used to mean one thing: inservice days. Oof. We sure have come a long way, haven’t we? Especially in the realm of connecting with other like-minded individuals around the globe.
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A Great Visual Timeline Chronicling The Major Literary Events, Movements, and Authors

A Great Visual Timeline Chronicling The Major Literary Events, Movements, and Authors | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 1, 2014
Here is a wonderful infographic that has been making rounds online during this week.This visual which is created by online-literature captures some of the major literary periods and...
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45 Powerful Tools To Create Polls And Quizzes In The Classroom

45 Powerful Tools To Create Polls And Quizzes In The Classroom | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
By Katie Lepi, Edudemic
Using polling tools in the classroom is probably old hat by now. There are a ton of different tools available to teachers – many of them free- and they’re being put to use in a variety of different ways.
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10 Twitter Chats Every Teacher Should Know About

10 Twitter Chats Every Teacher Should Know About | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June , 2014
Are you planning to integrate Twitter in your professional development plans for this summer? If so, check out this guide. It will provide you with some practical ideas to start with. It...
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A Wonderful Copyright Flowchart for Your Class

A Wonderful Copyright Flowchart for Your Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 11, 2014
Can I use material I found online for teaching and or school work? This is one of the recurrent questions you would probably hear so often within educational settings."Copyright...
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A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching

A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 13, 2014
Technology integration in instruction is a process that starts with setting out clearly defined objectives and ends with assessing learning outcomes against these objectives, and all...
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3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Teacher Challenge This Summer

3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Teacher Challenge This Summer | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The ThingLink Teacher Challenge is a free, self-paced, online summer professional development opportunity designed to help teachers transform classroom teaching and e-learning with ThingLink, an easy-to-use interactive image and video platform.This...
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Teacher's Guide to Creating A Connected Classroom

Teacher's Guide to Creating A Connected Classroom | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 6, 2014
A connected classroom is a learning environment that is open to the outside world. One in which students get engaged in real life authentic learning that starts within their classroom...
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A Set of Educational Web Tools You Might Not Be Aware of

A Set of Educational Web Tools You Might Not Be Aware of | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 7, 2014
From elementary school to college, students of all ages have a growing pool of educational tools available to them. Here are a set of tools you might not be aware of, and have been...
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Awesome Web Tools to Create Interactive and Collaborative Classroom Activities

Awesome Web Tools to Create Interactive and Collaborative Classroom Activities | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 2, 2014
Classroom activities that are interactive and collaborative tend to be engaging for students. When they can raise their hand or tap a button as part of a classroom poll, or work in small...
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