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Vocabulary iCues: Trading Cards

Vocabulary iCues: Trading Cards | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
I have been a huge fan of Read Write Think’s interactives for some time. Naturally, I was ecstatic when they started releasing app versions of them. One of my favorites is the FREE Trading Card app.
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How to Connect With Other Teachers in the Social Age

How to Connect With Other Teachers in the Social Age | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
In the 2012 Primary Sources Survey conducted by Scholastic and The Gates Foundation, teacher respondents claimed to spend only about 4% of each day collaborating with colleagues, while 44% of teachers surveyed responded that they would like that...
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5 Excellent Drawing Apps for kids

5 Excellent Drawing Apps for kids | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 26, 2015
Kids’ cognition craves drawing  because it provides it with an ample and unrestricted space to exercise its creative performance. With the advance of technology and more...
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Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative

Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Beth Holland (@brholland) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site.
Socrative is a free student response system that works on any device.
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Use Your Google or Edmodo Account to Create HSTRY Timelines

Use Your Google or Edmodo Account to Create HSTRY Timelines | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Since the first time I tried it last fall I have been impressed with HSTRY. HSTRY is a great multimedia timeline creation tool. There are two features of HSTRY that make it stand-out from the crowd.
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So You’re New to Flipboard? Here’s What You Need to Know

So You’re New to Flipboard? Here’s What You Need to Know | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Ah, Flipboard. So much information to read. So many topics to explore. Flipping through beautiful magazines, you’re thinking, “I could never do that.” Well, wrong. With all the tools Flipboard provides, even beginners don’t have to look like newbies.
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6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures

6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 25, 2015
In today’s selection we curated for you some useful apps and web tools to  use to add text to pictures and create classroom posters. Students can use these tools for different...
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An Interactive Newsletter by Christi Collins

An Interactive Newsletter by Christi Collins | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Christi Collins is an amazing educator who is passionate about using ThingLink for Education.
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SITE WE LIKE SCRATCH: IMAGINE, PROGRAM, SHARE

SITE WE LIKE SCRATCH: IMAGINE, PROGRAM, SHARE | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
A free programming
language and online
community designed by
a team at MIT for kids
ages 8 to 16, Scratch lets
users design and share
interactive stories, games,
and animations while
learning problem solving and
collaboration skills.
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Join Our Global ThingLink Teacher Challenge

Join Our Global ThingLink Teacher Challenge | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
With just a few short days until the official launch of the 2nd ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge, I am pleased to announce that nearly 200 educators from 18 countries have signed up to participate.
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10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers and Educators

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers and Educators | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 2, 2015
Today's collection features a list of some useful new educational web tools we have curated from  the piles of emails we have received over the last couple of weeks. The purpose is...
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Teaching Students the Skills of Expert Readers

Teaching Students the Skills of Expert Readers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The seven strategies of highly skilled readers include activating, summarizing, monitoring and clarifying, visualizing and organizing, searching and selecting, questioning, and inferring.
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“TweenTribune” Provides The Same Text At Different Levels AND A Virtual Classroom – For Free!

“TweenTribune” Provides The Same Text At Different Levels AND A Virtual Classroom – For Free! | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Thanks to reader Vincy Murgillo for letting me know about the Smithsonian’s Tween Tribune.
It provides daily news stories, with the same one edited several times for different reading levels.
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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Why wait for formal environments, when there are so many opportunities to learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.
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Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in Class

Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in  Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 24, 2015
After posting about the voluminous amounts of  historical footages uploaded and provided for free on YouTube, we are sharing with you another excellent resource but this time for...
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Now You Can Play Videos Within Your Diigo Groups

Now You Can Play Videos Within Your Diigo Groups | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Diigo might not be as visually appealing as bookmarking sites like Pinterest, but in a lot of ways it is still an outstanding tool. One of the best features of Diigo, Diigo Groups, just got a couple of updates.
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New Tagging and Discovery Features Added to eduClipper

New Tagging and Discovery Features Added to eduClipper | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I shared a video of eduClipper's founder, Adam Bellow, talking about some new features being developed for the app. This morning those features went live.
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A Nice Tool for Creating Animated Maps

A Nice Tool for Creating Animated Maps | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Animaps is a free service built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. The basics of creating maps in Animaps is very similar the process for creating maps in Google Maps.
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Safe Student-tested Tools to Use in Your Class

Safe Student-tested Tools to Use in Your Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 1, 2015
Looking for some good resources for students? Here are some notable picks from teachers. All are safe, student-tested, and easy to use.
Seesaw
A student-driven digital portfolio that...
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Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration

Instructional Coaching:  Driving Meaningful Tech Integration | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
With Hampton High's tech instructional coach, teachers have found a confidant, subject-area expert, co-teacher, and PD coordinator at their fingertips, enhancing smart, school-wide tech integration.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Slide Design for Students

The Do’s and Don’ts of Slide Design for Students | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
I have spent most of educational technology career supporting secondary students.
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The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest

The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Your classroom probably has a bulletin board. It’s the perfect spot to organize information and show off great work. Increasingly, learning is happening online, and so it’s no surprise that the bulletin board has moved online.
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Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever

Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Brian South is an English teacher in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago. He is also the faculty advisor of the literary magazine at Naperville North.
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The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students

The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
June 3, 2015
One of the wonderful video resources we have been recommending for teachers and students is TED Ed video library on YouTube. This library features a wide variety of educational videos...
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My U.S. History Class Blog Has Now Been (Almost) Completely Updated

My U.S. History Class Blog Has Now Been (Almost) Completely Updated | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
I’ve spent this weekend, and the entire school year, updating my various class blogs. So far, I’ve shared about my ones for World History and for IB Theory of Knowledge.
I’ve now almost completed updated my U.S.
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A Great Web Tool for Creating and Viewing Educational Timelines in 3D

A Great Web Tool for Creating and Viewing Educational Timelines in 3D | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 13, 2015
Tiki-Toki is an excellent web tool for creating beautiful timelines to use in your class. We have already featured this tool in several posts in the past but today we are revisiting it...
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