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Grazing for Digital Natives - digitalstorytelling

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Weaving the Story of Learning - Digital Storytelling
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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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Universal Design for Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Universal Design for Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 6, 2015
Universal Design for Learning is a framework for learning that includes all students. Being grounded in socio-cultural theory, UDL views learning environments and social interactions as...
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Top 50 Higher Education EdTech Blogs

Top 50 Higher Education EdTech Blogs | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 7, 2015
For folks in higher education, the popular EdTech Magazine has this list of some wonderful blogs that made it into last year’s must read higher-Ed IT blogs. The list contains 50 blogs all...
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Evaluating Resources

Evaluating Resources | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Ithaca College Library has produced a short tutorial, Evaluating Resources, in which the ACCORD checklist is introduced (that's Agenda, Credentials, Citations, Oversight, Relevance, Date) and then you are asked to evaluate a few resources (on the...
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Teaching With Web-Based Resources

Teaching With Web-Based Resources | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.
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50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators

50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April, 2015
Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has...
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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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How to Cite a Tweet in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

How to Cite a Tweet in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
As social media has evolved it has crept into academic work. I've even given research assignments in which I've asked my students to seek out and cite quotes from people on Twitter. More and more I'm asked, "how do I cite a Tweet?
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12 Mobile Learning Trends to Watch Out For in 2015

12 Mobile Learning Trends to Watch Out For in 2015 | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 7, 2015
We are at the juncture of a monumental period in the history of education where mobile technologies are driving learning.With the growing use of hand-held mobile devices and broad band...
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4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids

4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
May 3, 2015
Great Websites for Kids is an excellent platform that reviews websites geared towards kids up to age 14. The reviews are carried out by members of the Association for Library Service to...
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200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
April 28, 2015
Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? This list from Open Culture has you covered. It...
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The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
We've scoured the web and found 50 essential blogs for you.
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