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Introduction : Storytelling in the Classroom : The Hub Create a Story Contest

Introduction : Storytelling in the Classroom : The Hub Create a Story Contest | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Hub, a new destination dedicated to bringing kids and families together, is partnering with Discovery Education to support teachers with comprehensive lesson plans, activities and a writing contest to inspire storytelling in the classroom.
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Great resource from Discovery Education.  There are many resources for implementing digital storytelling in your classroom.

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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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This Is How to Create Flipped Videos by Adding Interactive Elements and Annotations to YouTube Clips

This Is How to Create Flipped Videos by Adding Interactive Elements and Annotations to YouTube Clips | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
January 27, 2015
In an earlier post covering the best YouTube resources for teachers I argued that the educational potential of YouTube resides in it being both a free platform that provides a wide...
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The 5 Best Plagiarism Detection Tools for Educators

The 5 Best Plagiarism Detection Tools for Educators | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
In a perfect world students would understand that education is for their benefit and put their all into every assignment. Unfortunately, every educator working today knows how far off the reality is from that ideal.
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7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Collaborative Project Work

7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Collaborative Project Work | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
January 14, 2015
Diigo is an excellent social bookmarking tool that enable you to save, annotate, and share bookmarks. The power of Diigo lies in the distinctive features that it offers to teachers...
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3 Good Resources to Download Public Domain Educational Videos

3 Good Resources to Download Public Domain  Educational Videos | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
January 2, 2015
Below are some good platforms  to search for CC licensed or public domain videos to use with students in class. I invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other...
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A Beautiful Sketchnote on How Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development

A Beautiful Sketchnote on How Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
December, 2014
Twitter is a powerful  social networking tool with huge potential for teachers professional development.  In a relatively short span of time, Twitter evolved into one of the...
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14 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2014

14 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2014 | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that children spend an average of seven hours a day consuming various types of media. This data illustrates that society’s voracious appetite for media makes media literacy more important than ever.
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A Handy Chart Comparing 5 Good Web Tools to Flip your Classroom

A Handy Chart Comparing 5 Good  Web Tools to Flip your Classroom | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
December 22, 2014
If you are looking for good web tools to create video lessons or platforms to help you flip your classroom , the tools below are probably what you need. These are the tools I have...
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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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Everything Teachers need to Know about Google Scholar Library

Everything Teachers need to Know about Google Scholar Library | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
January 29, 2015
We have recently started sharing with our readers here a series of blog posts covering important tips and features embedded in Google Scholar. Today,we are introducing you to Google...
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Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube

Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
January 25, 2015
YouTube is definitely one of the best platforms for searching and accessing  educational video resources. We have already covered several ways teachers can leverage the...
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Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources

Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
January, 2015
Here is a list of free educational tools that will help you find some great open educational resources (OERs). Bookmark them, pin them, and add them to your...
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New Chart Comparing The Best Tools for Creating Educational Posters and Inforgaphics

New Chart Comparing The Best Tools for Creating Educational Posters and Inforgaphics | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
December 27, 2014
Below is a collection of four great web tools you can use with your students to create posters and inforgaphics. The chart compares the affordances and things you can do with each...
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A Good Chart Comparing The Best Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Presentations

A Good Chart Comparing The Best Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Presentations | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
December, 2014
In today's chart I am sharing with you three good web tools and iPad apps that you can use with your students to create visually appealing presentations. Again, I included only the...
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Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014

Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014 | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
December 26, 2014
Digital storytelling is a power way to get students engaged in learning. Using a variety of web tools students will be able to experiment with a set of important skills and...
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A Good Chart Featuring Over 50 Educational Encyclopedias

A Good Chart Featuring Over 50 Educational Encyclopedias | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
December 19, 2014
So what other online encyclopedias do you know besides the popular Wikipedia? Chances are some few titles are popping up in your mind right now. In fact there are dozens of very...
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