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5 Cloud-Based Tools That Could Revolutionize Your Teaching This Year

5 Cloud-Based Tools That Could Revolutionize Your Teaching This Year | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
5 Cloud-Based Tools That Could Revolutionize Your Teaching This Year http://t.co/It1vANOfkg via @zite
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Focuses on 5 excellent teaching tools for teachers working virtually or in the classroom. Check them out!

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KompoZer - Easy web authoring

KompoZer - Easy web authoring | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

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Easy to use and a clear path to achieve what you have always wanted to create: a meaningful web presence.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 2, 12:56 AM

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.

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eduCanon: interactive video. unleashed.

eduCanon: interactive video. unleashed. | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Flipped and Blended Interactive Video Learning Platform
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Easy to sign up and easy to use, offering tools for facilitating adding assessment to videos. Check it out and give it a try.

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Stoodle

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This is a tool that launches a classroom in an instant! Check it out - open  whenever you need it to collaborate.

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Text in E-learning: The Unsung Hero

Text in E-learning: The Unsung Hero | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Being part of the learning industry, most of us have seen how e-learning has changed and evolved with time. As e-learning comes of age and newer ways of instruction gain popularity, let us ask ourselv
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Important to remember in creating content for learners.

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Big news from Getty Images —Educators Embed Many Images for Free

Big news from Getty Images —Educators Embed Many Images for Free | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

"Getty Images’ new embed tool is huge news for those of us who look for great images to use in teaching, digital storytelling and presentation.

Why huge?

We’re talking 35 million photographs. Up until right now, over the course of years, some folks paid serious money for the use of this art.  Other folks have not."


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Huge announcement for all of us who search for graphics and photos. Check it out.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 6, 5:04 PM

This is amazing news for teachers and students...access to phenomenal images at no cost. Joyce Valenza provides an excellent overview of how to use the website and the background to this decision. Learn more from the post and then head over to Getty Images and have fun exploring.

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27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity (Infographic) - Edudemic

27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity (Infographic) - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Sometimes you're just stuck in a creativity rut. Check out these 27 simple ideas to boost your creativity!

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Appropriate when considering my personal creativity focus. Excellent visual.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, March 15, 9:37 AM

and who can't use a creativity boost?

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, March 15, 11:11 PM

A bunch of down to earth advices to help you catch up and/or keep your creativity flowing. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 3:05 PM

I love this infographic. What do you think about the ideas?

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein

We do not need to teac
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New apps listed in this article and some enduring favorites, but all are worth taking a look at in the spotlight of creativity. Edutopia scores again!

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22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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Amazing - you really need to read the accompanying article and see what you think.

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Online survey software - conduct your customer surveys and polls with Polldaddy | Polldaddy.com

Create stunning surveys, polls, and quizzes in minutes. Collect responses via your website, e-mail, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter. Generate and share easy-to-read reports.

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Here's another software potential for surveys.

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Patty Ball's curator insight, August 11, 2013 11:33 AM

polls, surveys, quizzes,

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A Virtual Oil Change for Your Online Presence

A Virtual Oil Change for Your Online Presence | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
A Virtual Oil Change for Your Online Presence
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This doesn't take a lot of time but makes a huge difference in your online presence. And let's face it, whether we are working at it or not, we all have a "presence" and we want it to be accurate.

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The Must-Have Tools for Online Learners - Edudemic

The Must-Have Tools for Online Learners - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Online education gives students access to courses that may not be available locally, but they must have the right tools to take full advantage of these classes.
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Makes sense but bears spotlighting.

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100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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So many tools to make life easier - check it out!

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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology -- whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games –
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Must-read analysis of what is really happening as we engage in all things tech.

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FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators

FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

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An important approach for all learners and no more so than for reluctant or at-risk  learners.

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Angie Mc's curator insight, February 27, 9:38 AM

Old school flashcards made new...and free!

David Baker's curator insight, February 27, 2:43 PM

Starting to think about digital resources to support teachers and students as we move 1:1.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 2, 9:57 AM

Easy to design gameshow-style quizz board

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Tagul - Gorgeous tag clouds

Tagul - Gorgeous tag clouds | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Tagul is a web service that enables you to create beautiful looking tag clouds and place it on your web page
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You have Wordle and now you have Tagul Clouds....create in shapes, words within words, and more. Check this out - easy and engaging creativity.

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Interactive Learning with Google Oppia - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Interactive Learning with Google Oppia - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Oppia is a tool introduced by Google for better learning, interaction and knowledge sharing.
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If you enjoy beta opportunities, check out Oppia, created by several Google employees (but not a Google app). It is a simple creation process and will have potential. Give it a whirl!

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4 Core Principles of Connected Learning -- THE Journal

4 Core Principles of Connected Learning -- THE Journal | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Connected learning — education that uses digital media to engage students and encourage communication, collaboration and critical thinking — is the key to student success in the information age, according to a new report.
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Excellent article and don't miss the free pdf download at the end on Connected Learning.

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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

"If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people..."


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Excellent - important to consider for our students - and ourselves!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 9, 4:44 PM

How can we teach students the importance of managing their digital tattoo (or footprint)? It is not an easy task. This post provides 11 suggestions that you may want to share with your students (and perhaps with staff members and parents). The suggestions are more detailed than what is below so make sure to click through to the post to learn more information.

* Use privacy settings

* Keep a list of accounts

* Use a password keeper

* Sending is like publishing - forever

If you are concerned about this and would like to see a detailed infographic that look at How to Disappear Online you might want to check out this infographic: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2013/12/12/how-to-disappear-online/

Ileanna Gama's curator insight, March 9, 5:27 PM

Not just for my future students, but for myself as well!

Lisa Williams's curator insight, March 9, 6:49 PM

Great information... 

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
'Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.'

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We want creative people teaching our children, encouraging them to explore, experiment, think in original ways.

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, March 16, 5:19 PM

Share with students!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 17, 11:01 AM

This includes a list of things creative people do. Many of the things on this list we should all be doing - like making time for solitude. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 9:44 AM

Give you and your students time to be creative.

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The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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Many resources listed to show ways to relate students' needs to the use of Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Online Survey Software - Create Online Surveys | Zoomerang

Online Survey Software - Create Online Surveys | Zoomerang | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Best online survey software for fast, easy feedback. Create FREE online surveys, polls and quizzes in minutes.

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Zoomerang is not a new name - check out to decide if it is a good option these days.

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PollSnack | Online survey software, web poll & questionnaire tool

PollSnack | Online survey software, web poll & questionnaire tool | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

PollSnack is an easy to use online poll & survey software that allows you to create and publish questionnaires and then view the answers in real time.


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Online survey tool used by teachers - would it work for you?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 2013 1:11 AM

This is a simple tool for creating polls which you can then embed into websites. It looks like these use Flash, so there may be problems with mobile compatibility though. Good quick tool for getting students doing basic research or for you to do action research.

Fabiola Hermosilla Alegria's curator insight, August 14, 2013 5:42 PM

Excelente para mi tesis de magister!!

Casey Anley's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:23 AM

 Now THIS is awesome: Introducing POLLSNACK - a funky format for polls and surveys that learners could use in their projects, or you could use in the classroom to gauge interest or collect information!

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.
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The innovation and use of educational technology just grows and improves, no longer an after-thought. No matter your role, you need to stay informed or risk being left behind.

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Setting Technology Goals for the New Year

Setting Technology Goals for the New Year | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
New Year's Day is traditionally the time when we look back on the past 12 months and make resolutions for the next 12. If you're looking to set a goal for yourself professionally, why not focus on te
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Simple and consistent persistence and practice will help you become better informed about the power of 2014 tech tools. Don't be left behind!

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Three Ideas for Rewarding and Recognizing Your School Staff Today | ASCD Inservice

Three Ideas for Rewarding and Recognizing Your School Staff Today | ASCD Inservice | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Three Ideas for Rewarding and Recognizing Your School Staff Today
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Nothing more critical than recognizing teachers for their work and dedication. To ignore this need leads to burnout, fear, complacency, and often, educators leaving the profession. Excellent resource.

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