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One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age

One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Learning with a personal tutor is one of the oldest and best ways to learn. Hiring a tutor for every student was never a realistic option ... until now. New computer programs can customize education for each child.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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As always, one student at a time is the ideal.

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Create a mobile app in minutes

Create a mobile app in minutes | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
DWNLD allows anyone to create a native mobile app with a single click. It's easy, it's fast, and it's affordable at only $15. Apps Made Easy.

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Even those who don't view themselves as "tech designer savvy" should take a look. This could be a game-changer....and gifted students would soar!

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niftyjock's curator insight, September 9, 3:03 PM

Apps without the drama, looks good, works well and easy to use

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Brush Up On Your EdTech Vocabulary With This Cheat Sheet | Edudemic

Brush Up On Your EdTech Vocabulary With This Cheat Sheet | Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Do you know what a flipped classroom requires? How about a 1:1 classroom? If you’re a regular reader of Edudemic, then you probably are more than informed about what these terms mean and how they’re implemented in modern classrooms. That’s probably because we started Edudemic many moons ago on the same day Apple launched the …
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So much to know and infographics have evolved as a visual learning help to make sure educators know what is needed. Check this out - homerun by Edudemic once again.

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The Back-to-School A to Z Reading Challenge

The Back-to-School A to Z Reading Challenge | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Make reading a lifestyle activity rather than an in-school activity by fostering literacy and community with the A to Z Reading Challenge.
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This idea is an amazing year-long approach to significantly improving reading commitment and literacy in your classroom and school. Check it out and enjoy!

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5 Resources For Discovering New And Exciting EdTech Products

5 Resources For Discovering New And Exciting EdTech Products | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
How do you decide what apps, software, and web tools to put to use in your classroom?
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This post is filled with exciting information. Check out the return of EdShelf, saved by an online campaign to not let it close and did you know there is a Monthly Genius Box with up-to-date information on new tech tools and trial subscriptions, etc. Worth time to check it out, all!

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50 apps for the new school year | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

50 apps for productivity? Yes, you read that correctly. Learn how educators can leverage today's mobile devices through top-notch apps.
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So many good apps I didn't know which one to check out first. Worth the time to look through the list. Check it out!

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Technology Integration Matrix: Assess Yourself!

Technology Integration Matrix: Assess Yourself! | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
I came across this awesome matrix today and was excited about how I could use it to assess my own classroom and those of my colleagues around how effective our technology integration is.
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I agree - this is an excellent tool for educators to use to see where they stand as an active and transformational tech user.

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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students.
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I want to keep "Classroom" from Google Apps in front of teachers for consideration. The keys are usability and simplicity. A worthwhile place to spend some time checking it out.

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8 Metaphors for Understanding the Role of a Teacher

8 Metaphors for Understanding the Role of a Teacher | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
8 Metaphors for Understanding the Role of a Teacher
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These are accurate and give food for thought about what educators do daily and instinctively. Which role do you assume most often? Read, absorb, and enjoy!

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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I guarantee this will provide educators with ways they haven't considered to use Pinterest in the classroom, in planning, and for professional development and collaboration. Check it out!

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 6:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 3:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

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Back 2 School 2014 - Symbaloo EDU

Back 2 School 2014 - Symbaloo EDU | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
It’s back! We are bringing you the best of edtech for our Back 2 School Promotion! SymbalooEDU along with partners VocabularySpellingCity, McGraw-Hill Education, MyCognition, Volunteer Spot and Gynzy are bringing free and valuable educational resources to begin the school year with. This Back 2 School promotion will run from August 4, 2014 until September 15,…
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Teachers - check out these freebies and trial offers. Some great tools from new and well-known companies. Don't you just love finding new things to make your job easier and more engaging? I do!

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10 Rules for An Effective Virtual Workplace and Remote Collaboration

10 Rules for An Effective Virtual Workplace and Remote Collaboration | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Collaborating in a virtual workplace is difficult. To help improve the collaboration on your remote team, we've come up with 10 rules to guide your efforts.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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I agree with Dennis O'Connor - I've been in a virtual work space for over a decade and for much of the time, it was trial and error. Take a shortcut to how to collaborate with ease and skill. Read on!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 23, 12:09 PM

I like these tips.  They make sense and they will make your 'presence' known if you telecommute to work. 


I telecommuted to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora for 8 years. It was a great job with a fantastic team. Much of what is presented in this article I learned the hard way. Save yourself time, and be a telecommuting wizard! Check it out!

Pamela Schield's curator insight, July 31, 12:23 PM

Informative  article  on how to improve the customizable,  transformative, and collaborative environment. 

Donella Marie Muzik's curator insight, August 6, 7:29 AM

Even in a "regular" workplace, these tips and tricks are useful to keep in mind. Asynchronous projects are here to stay, regardless of "local" vs. "remote" office status!

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10 Tips for Online Teaching | The Acclaim Blog ...

10 Tips for Online Teaching | The Acclaim Blog ... | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
“The Acclaim Blog highlights innovative educators who use fresh, engaging, and effective teaching methods to improve our education system and positively influence students' lives every single day.” (10 Tips for Online Teaching | The Acclaim Blog great...
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No matter how new or seasoned you are in virtual teaching and learning, the strongest resources are the educators already in the field. Network, learn, implement!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Popular Ed Te...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer on Keeping up with Ed Tech curated by WebTeachers (RT @WebTeachersUK: Have you seen: Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated...
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Usually good news when already popular tools undergo an update - I am really impressed by Kaizena, the add-in on Google Drive that allows for voice comments when reviewing documents. How meaningful! Lots of good information here - read on and share your thoughts!

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Text Message Field Abbreviation Field Guide (IM Speak for Adults)

Text Message Field Abbreviation Field Guide (IM Speak for Adults) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

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Admit it - you don't know what all the abbreviations mean, but the Field Guide is here to help!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 8, 7:29 PM

Do you find yourself scratching your head wondering what some of the abbreviations your students use mean? If so, this post is for you. You will learn:

* Some common abbreviations

* How to read numbers and letters as words

* An important abbreviation for responsible adults

* Texting abbreviations for the older generation

* When not to use IM speak

You may find that some new information in this post, or learn that what you have been sending may not mean what you thought it did!

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A printable 1-page Twitter guide for all skill levels - Daily Genius

A printable 1-page Twitter guide for all skill levels - Daily Genius | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn Whether you’re a new Twitter user or a seasoned pro, there are probably some things you should know. From the key terms to the hashtags to how long your tweets should be. In an effort to help share some of the best bits of wisdom we’ve learned over the years, …
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Still afraid to use Twitter because you're unsure of how to get started or move forward? Can't beat a one page guide. Check it out!

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Top 10 Websites for Students of All Ages

Top 10 Websites for Students of All Ages | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
If we started discussing whether technology has improved the educational system or has made students lazy and inactive, the dispute would be neverending. H
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Really unique sites in this blog post. Ten for ten, tools I hadn't reviewed before. Check it out and see how these could help you or your students.

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This Year be an EduHero! : Teacher Reboot Camp

This Year be an EduHero! : Teacher Reboot Camp | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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Terrell has a wonderful blogsite in edublogs: "Teacher Reboot Camp" and this focus for the year is a targeted effort to keep teachers connected and upbeat with an ongoing awareness of their Eduhero status. Be a positive avenger and grab your badge for portfolio or blog. Enjoy!

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Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There

Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
To figure out how to get from here to there, eLearning professionals have to first understand where the "there" actually is. This list represents the newest and most important "rules" for eLearning today.
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This list of teaching and designing approaches are ever-changing and a beacon for what the future will bring in elearning. Critical to be in the know.

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20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students | Free Technology for Teachers

20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students | Free Technology for Teachers | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

This is Richard Byrne's updated list of  20 good online map creation tools for students and teachers.


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Teaching geography and maps, then check out these online tools. There will be a perfect one for your needs. Enjoy!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 19, 4:44 PM

These are excellent resources for your teaching and learning environments.

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5 Tips to Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom - eLearning Industry

5 Tips to Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom - eLearning Industry | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
How To Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom. 5 Tips to Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Mostly directed at those who are creating course content, but relevant for those who want to offer targeted and engaging supplemental content as well. A quick but important read - enjoy!

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10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students

10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
1) Hemingway Editor This is a free Web-based app that lets you paste in your writing to be analyzed and edited for optimal readability. The app quickly ide

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Some new ones listed I hadn't heard of or used. I am off to try them out and you'll have some great new tools if you do too. Easily learned and creates the impact you want. Not just for teachers either. Enjoy!

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ExamTime's comment, August 18, 1:35 AM
Have you tried out www.examtime.com? It's a free elearning site with Mind Maps, Flashcards, Study Planner and more tools which allow for collaboration, testing of knowledge and learning in a fun, creative way.
Jennifer Lowton's curator insight, August 24, 4:49 AM

Nice list from Ana Cristina Pratas. I'll have to try Hemingway Editor, Zooburst and GIFBoom soon. 

Celia Molares's curator insight, September 11, 1:45 AM

Editor Hemingway,  Adobe Voz para narración de cuentos, ZooBurst herramienta para contar historias, entre otras aplicaciones.

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Jennifer Valley: Free (or cheaper) eLearning Tools

Jennifer Valley: Free (or cheaper) eLearning Tools | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
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An Amazing collection of "you don't want to miss" sites - the image and icon lists are priceless and only a portion of the resources listed.. Check it out!

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List of eLearning Twitter Hashtags - eLearning Industry

List of eLearning Twitter Hashtags - eLearning Industry | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a List of eLearning Twitter Hashtags? Enjoy The eLearning Twitter Hashtags list and If I have missed an eLearning hashtag leave a comment.
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This is a list of updated hashtags to better connect you to the elearning sites, professionals, and more. I plan to get better connected - how about you? Enjoy!

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8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy - eLearning Industry

8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy - eLearning Industry | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
How can eLearning professionals take advantage of the opportunities that social learning offers? 8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy!
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This delivers an excellent focus on moving professional learning to social networks. As we face the new school year soon, remember to continue reading and learning and developing connections.

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ePortfolio Checklist for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

ePortfolio Checklist for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

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Keeping a current eportfolio is as challenging as preparing your tax information...if you aren't consistent, when it comes time to use it, your memory of dates and training events and pertinent facts has faded away. Maybe this checklist will be the key for you.

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