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Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training

Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
This quick, visual approach to instructional design helps you change what people do, not just what they know. It keeps your team members focused on a measurable business goal, and it can keep stakeholders from adding extraneous information.

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Welcome to the Flipboard For Educator’s Blog

Welcome to the Flipboard For Educator’s Blog | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Instead of going on vacation for spring break, we decided to launch a brand new initiative for teachers. This is Flipboard for you, a resource for the modern and connected educator.
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The Importance of a Classroom Library

The Importance of a Classroom Library | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
An appealing, inspiring collection of books, regardless of content area, is a crucial literacy tool that every teacher should have in the classroom.
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8 Creative Ways to Get Reluctant Readers to Read

8 Creative Ways to Get Reluctant Readers to Read | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
According to a study led by Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center, about 23% of 1005 participants (randomly called via landline and cell phone) had not read a book in the past year, including ebooks, printed books, or audiobooks.
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Get The Most out of Google Maps with These Excellent Apps

Get The Most out of  Google Maps with These Excellent Apps | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March, 2015
Google Maps is an excellent tool to use with students to develop their spatial thinking. Beyond getting driving or walking directions, this tool enables students to discover the world...
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Thinglink Now Offers Verified Accounts for Schools

Thinglink Now Offers Verified Accounts for Schools | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Thinglink is one of my favorite tools for creating multimedia, interactive collages. Last year Thinglink introduced Thinglink Edu. This week they took things a step further and introduced verified accounts for schools.
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A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education

A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 14, 2015
Technology is radically transforming the education landscape.The technological innovations and digital progress that marked the last two decades have brought a massive change in the...
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Teaching Digital Citizenship: Online Educator Training Program

Teaching Digital Citizenship: Online Educator Training Program | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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NetSmartz® Workshop and Club Penguin™ have teamed up to offer a self-paced, online training program to help you teach Internet safety and prepare kids to be better digital citizens.
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How to Use Tackk to Create Blogs and Digital Portfolios

How to Use Tackk to Create Blogs and Digital Portfolios | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Tackk is a free tool for creating blogs, simple webpages, and digital portfolios. It's flexible and easy to use so I included it in my Best of the Web presentation at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference earlier this month.
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Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century...
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15 Gmail Tips Every Teacher Should Know About

15 Gmail Tips Every Teacher Should Know About | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
February 20, 2015
Over the past few months Gmail has witnessed the addition of a lot of interesting features and functionalities that enhanced its overall performance. Gmail also provides several...
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5 Excellent New Twitter Tools for Teachers

5 Excellent New Twitter Tools for Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
February 9, 2015
Twitter is one of the best platforms for creating and growing your personal/professional learning network (PLN). The strength of this microblogging tool lies in its easy...
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3 Important Google Search Tips to Help Students with Their Language Learning

3 Important Google Search Tips to Help Students with Their Language Learning | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
January 28, 2015
Today I want to share with you three useful Google search tips that students can use to enhance their language learning and enrich their vocabulary. These tips are related to the use...
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Claim Your Fame on Flipboard

Claim Your Fame on Flipboard | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Just like your Facebook page, Twitter handle and Pinterest board, your brand can be on Flipboard. Be sure to claim your Flipboard username now so that you can start creating a powerful home for your company, client or agency.
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Here Is A Good Way to Grade and Annotate Google Drive Files

Here Is A Good Way to Grade and Annotate Google Drive Files | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 25, 2015
Looking for a good tool to help you annotate files on Google Drive? Challkup is the answer. Chalkup is a great web tool that allows teachers to create classes and share different study...
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A Very Good Resource of Educational Posters for Chemistry Teachers

A Very Good Resource of Educational Posters for Chemistry Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 29, 2015
Here is an interesting resource we want to bring to your attention. Compound Interest is a blog by Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher in the UK. Andy creates and shares a wide variety...
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Evernote (Great Tutorials)

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Evernote (Great Tutorials) | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 31, 2015
Evernote is definitely a great utility to have in your EdTech toolkit. Evernote combines a bastion of  powerful features all in one single platform: you can use it to create...
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Do you Know about These 7 Learning Zones in Your Class?

Do you Know about These 7 Learning Zones in Your Class? | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
March 17, 2015
7 Learning Zones is a beautiful visual created by Edutopia featuring an interesting system teachers can use in their classrooms to organize and manage students learning experiences....
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National Gallery of Art for Kids: The Art Zone

National Gallery of Art for Kids: The Art Zone | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The National Gallery of Art has created this impressive gateway to make its vast collections accessible to children.
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Teaching With Technology and Primary Sources - Slides

Teaching With Technology and Primary Sources - Slides | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
This morning at the NCTIES 2015 conference I gave a short presentation on using technology in lessons and projects incorporating primary sources. The slides from that presentation are embedded below.
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“Digital Learning Day” Is On March 13th – Here Are Related Resources

“Digital Learning Day” Is On March 13th – Here Are Related Resources | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
I regularly learn how much I don’t know, and today was another example. I had never heard of Digital Learning Day before I received an email from The California Writing Project today.
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3 Ways to Crowdsource & Share Science Images

3 Ways to Crowdsource & Share Science Images | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Many teachers are creating amazing interactive images packed with resources for teaching science. Many students are using ThingLink to demonstrate learning about science by annotating images with multimedia.
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You Can Now Create and Publish Educational Textbooks Using Kindle Textbook Creator

You Can Now Create and Publish Educational Textbooks Using Kindle Textbook Creator | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
February, 2015
Amazon has recently released Kindle Textbook Creator to enable educators to create and publish textbooks and other educational content in Kindle stores. What this tool does is that it...
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You Can Now Create Flipboard Magazines On The Web

You Can Now Create Flipboard Magazines On The Web | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Flipboard has been a popular app for creating web magazines — you pick your high-interest topics, choose from among the zillion articles Flipboard collects, and you’ve then got an easily “shareable” personalized newspaper.
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Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines

Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
January 29, 201
In today’s post I am sharing with you two important web tools that you can use with students in class to create interactive timelines. These timelines can include a wide variety of...
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