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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it

Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? 

 

Join me and Simple K-12 for a free webinar on June 24th at 3:00 PM EDT to learn how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:28 AM

Webinar for K-12: Google Tools and writing skills. A match made in Palo Alto. 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 25, 2014 1:10 AM

The problem in a pre-programmed system of teaching is that you don't have the time or classroom availability to use Google Docs effectively.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 29, 2014 6:09 AM

English resources - digital literacy

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it

Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.


Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 http://bit.ly/Tag2sg

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 http://bit.ly/1owxjbR

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 http://bit.ly/1qHU1j3

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 http://bit.ly/QPzKrp


Awesome! Thanks Edutopia!


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:12 PM

Thx John Evans

Thomas Brennan's curator insight, June 8, 2014 11:27 PM

This is a broad and great resource for introducing ipads into the classroom! This Scooped resource gives resources for all grades and the website Edutopia is a great resource in itself! Good stuff!

Terri Bill Hartley's curator insight, August 9, 2014 7:54 PM

Trying something new.....technology helpers....

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Hollywood in the Classroom with an iPad and Green Screen

Hollywood in the Classroom with an iPad and Green Screen | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Green screen activities have taken off in schools as it has gone from something only George Lucas could afford, to something anyone with an iPad can do.
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Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia

Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible. Many na

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Mike Dilger's curator insight, May 15, 2014 6:38 PM

Use the iPad as a window on the world. Visit the Louvre or under the ocean.  Possibilities are endless.  If you haven't considered this approach to your classroom then read this post for some ideas.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 16, 2014 9:54 AM

Are you looking for ways to connect your students to various locations around the planet?  Checkout this list of apps compiled by Edutopia that takes you to various historical and geographical locations.  You may even find yourself in outer space too.  

 

Thanks to John Evans for sharing this article from Edutopia.  

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ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint

ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.
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If you are using PowerPoint this may be an interesting way to capture student beliefs about content or process.  Post the slide, insert the poll, and students vote using mobile technology or computers.  something to note, have them all vote, watch for the counter to increment (bottom right), wait, and then advance one slide and your results will display

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tom jackson's curator insight, May 17, 2014 9:10 AM

If you are using PowerPoint this may be an interesting way to capture student beliefs about content or process.  Post the slide, insert the poll, and students vote using mobile technology or computers.  something to note, have them all vote, watch for the counter to increment (bottom right), wait, and then advance one slide and your results will display

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Preso.tv

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do you need access to your files?  Free in Beta preso.tv

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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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for my education colleagues, if you have not one so, check out powtoon

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Lino's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:50 AM

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 5, 2014 5:18 AM

A new list of the most popular digital presentation tools available.


And a very helpful list of advantages and disadvantages for any of the tools.


Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2015 10:18 PM

Lots of great tools here!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Add Voice Comments to Google Documents With Kaizena

Free Technology for Teachers: Add Voice Comments to Google Documents With Kaizena | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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easy to use tool that allows teachers to provide narrative feedback comments, and it's free.

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tom jackson's curator insight, April 7, 2014 7:21 AM

easy to use tool that allows teachers to provide narrative feedback comments, and it's free.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, April 9, 2014 12:30 PM

Very Cool!

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Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations

Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world
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this is interesting in the way you create your message for students, or students explain their premise and understanding to you.  Still images  or video is imported and and voice over to explain purpose or meaning allow for the message to be communicated both visually and verbally.

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tom jackson's curator insight, March 29, 2014 9:27 AM

this is interesting in the way you create your message for students, or students explain their premise and understanding to you.  Still images  or video is imported and and voice over to explain purpose or meaning allow for the message to be communicated both visually and verbally.

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Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding?

Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding? | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
What Goes on in a Student's Mind as They Watch an Instructional Video may be Different Than you Think! Have you ever shown a video to a classroom of students
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Here's my add to this question . . . when I viewed the clip I found myself thinking, hmmm isn't the real key to this knowing the students prior level of knowledge? Anything that is presented for students consideration comes with an embedded learning challenge, or not. The key is getting the challenge to interesting an achievable level (Flow, Csikszentmihalyi). Make it too difficult and it achieves learner frustration and disconnect, too easy and boredom and disconnect result. Presentation of ANY learning material, not just video, needs to provide a spark of curiosity and be scaffolded as students navigate the ZPD (Vygotsky).
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tom jackson's curator insight, March 24, 2014 7:17 AM

Here's my add to this question . . . when I viewed the clip I found myself thinking,  hmmm isn't the real key to this knowing the students  prior level of knowledge?  Anything that is presented for students consideration comes with an embedded  learning challenge, or not.  The key is getting the challenge to interesting an achievable level (Flow, Csikszentmihalyi). Make it too difficult and it achieves learner frustration and disconnect, too easy and boredom and disconnect result.  Presentation of ANY learning material, not just video, needs to provide a spark of curiosity and be scaffolded as students navigate the ZPD (Vygotsky).

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What Do Students Really Learn When Watching Videos?

What Do Students Really Learn When Watching Videos? | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
My PhD: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/theses/PhD(Muller).pdf It is a common view that "if only someone could break this down and explain it clearly en...

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, March 24, 2014 12:56 PM

SCIENCE TEACHERS: WATCH THIS VIDEO! This is a great video that explains what students gain from watching videos dealing with science concepts. Watch this and use the information to choose great videos. Or add components to the videos you already watch to help make sure your students will learn. 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 28, 2014 11:38 AM

5 maneiras para aumentar a chances de aprendizagem por meio de videos. O comparativo é feito com videos da  Kahn Academy . Great reserach ! 

AMPA Santa Teresa. 's curator insight, March 31, 2014 7:41 AM

Aquest vídeo et pot sorprendre amb el que els estudiants  aprenen (o no aprèn) quan miran vídeos. Si eres mestre, si estàs creant vídeos per a estudiants o tal vegada utilitzes els d'altres,  agafeu temps per mirar aixo. 

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Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it

Suppose you are teaching an introductory biology course and your next lesson deals with genetics. You would like to prepare your students for the upcoming class by asking them to think about the topic...

 

 

The instructor is now ready to adjust the classroom activities or lesson flow, and improvise if necessary. The flow is pretty much predetermined, but the words used in class will arise from the student responses and, most importantly, will be influenced by the feedback from the live class.

 

Typically, the live class is shown a representative set of responses, and the authors of the responses are invited to comment and elaborate. The rest of the class is encouraged to challenge and suggest alternatives. Properly handled, this can be a teaching opportunity that goes beyond the course content.

 

Students have an opportunity to practice critical thinking and communication skills. The course content is enriched because the wording actually comes from the live class, which makes the lesson fresh and interesting to the students.

 

 


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this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 20, 2014 5:10 AM

I like the way the JiT is presented and arguments listed, I especially appreciate the guidelines to justifying such approach.

tom jackson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:07 AM

this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it

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it is confusing to recall which does what when we use these tools infrequently.  This user-friendly chart is a very helpful as it defines what to use for which purpose.

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Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:06 PM

If you want students to... have them use... Makes a great list!

tom jackson's curator insight, June 18, 2014 9:25 AM

it can get confusing (for us, seasoned teachers) to recall which does what when we use these tools infrequently.  This user-friendly chart is a very helpful as it defines what to use for which purpose.

Libchelle's curator insight, June 18, 2014 6:25 PM

Fantastic  table for students, teachers and parents. 

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SlideDog - Freedom to present

SlideDog - Freedom to present | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
SlideDog is a powerful presentation tool that seamlessly switches between multimedia presentation files and makes it easy to present like a professional.

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really a great way to prepare and present.  This does require download to your computer

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flea palmer's curator insight, May 21, 2014 7:25 AM

This looks really good. Definitely one to try!

tom jackson's curator insight, May 21, 2014 9:57 AM

really a great way to prepare and present.  This does require download to your computer

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 6, 2014 3:46 AM

A good presentation tool for NGOs

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it

Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.


Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 http://bit.ly/Tag2sg

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 http://bit.ly/1owxjbR

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 http://bit.ly/1qHU1j3

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 http://bit.ly/QPzKrp


Awesome! Thanks Edutopia!


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:12 PM

Thx John Evans

Thomas Brennan's curator insight, June 8, 2014 11:27 PM

This is a broad and great resource for introducing ipads into the classroom! This Scooped resource gives resources for all grades and the website Edutopia is a great resource in itself! Good stuff!

Terri Bill Hartley's curator insight, August 9, 2014 7:54 PM

Trying something new.....technology helpers....

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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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now that you're interested in infusing technology in the students daily routine, you'll need ways to assess their work.  Expect to modify for your classroom, but the rubrics found here will provide you with many ideas, and ways to begin the assessment of technology presentations and products

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tom jackson's curator insight, May 7, 2014 7:49 AM

now that you're interested in infusing technology in the students daily routine, you'll need ways to assess their work.  Expect to modify for your classroom, but the rubrics found here will provide you with many ideas, and ways to begin the assessment of technology presentations and products

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See for yourself: How Forest Grove students are using iPads to create content

See for yourself: How Forest Grove students are using iPads to create content | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
If you have two minutes, we've got two YouTube clips and a brief comment from Nichole Carter, a teacher at Neil Armstrong Middle School who has been a leader in the transition to digital learning in the classroom.
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Thanks for asking!  Yes, there are alternatives to written reports on topics and books.  This is a great way to engage students in synthesizing what they know about any topic they have studied. Enjoyable and with the right rubric effectively promotes learning

 

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Poll & Match - Free ranked choice polls. Auto assign top preferences.

Poll & Match makes it easy to create a free online poll, collect ranked preferences, and assign top choices. Set up a survey and quickly collect your users' ranked preferences. After the poll results are in, match users to their top choice based on your criteria. Survey students for their ranked choices and assign them to classes or courses. For event planners, poll your participants for their choices and assign them their top preference. The perfect tool for ranked-choice voting. The perfect tool for allocating limited resources fairly and equitably based on preferences. Ranked preference results are tallied using the Borda count method.
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Sugata Mitra IATEFL - what can we learn about student-learners?

Sugata Mitra IATEFL - what can we learn about student-learners? | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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Sugata Mitra reviews schooling as we know it. He details thirteen years of experiments in children's education and the results including how children self-organize their own learning to achieve educational objectives. Extremely interesting is the learning results that occur for children with access to the internet. "From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a . . . new future for learning." - More at: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-05/plenary-sugata-mitra#sthash.yV3bxFY5.dpufSugata

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Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly

Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:12 AM

Looks promising and pretty for curation.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:31 PM

Very cool! #WebConsultants #WebDesign

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 15, 2014 2:25 PM
About ScissorsflyIn the spirit of freedom and creativity, we designed Scissorsfly. For the first time ever, you will be equipped with something that frees your imagination to creatively collect and organize everything you love on the web, and share them with friends.

Scissorsfly originates from an open hackathon hosted at LinkedIn, when Sillicon Valley tech talents from places like Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, or CMU, MIT, Stanford, Berkerly came to play. We won the championship with the idea called ClipIt, which becomes the magic scissors at your hand today. 

Web 1.0 gave you static webpages. Web 2.0 gives you interactions and collaborations with the web and the world. Scissorsfly will give you not only that, but also the initiative to tailor the web at will. It will be an experience beyond the long lasting web 2.0...

Finally, you can run wild with these scissors.
Their MissionCollecting and organizing information is really important to us. However, it could be painful from time to time. We built Scissorsfly for you to enjoy the process.
TeamWe are an early stage startup based in Mountain View (CA) and Chicago (IL). Our team is small and close-knit, with both strong engineering (e.g. Google, Yahoo!, Linkedin, eBay) and research (e.g. security, data mining, machine learning) backgrounds. For anything interesting, drop us a line at support@scissorsfly.com.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: blooms taxonomy

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: blooms taxonomy | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Bloom's taxonomy supported through Technology

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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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8 Practical Tools to Easily Gather Student Feeback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Practical Tools to Easily Gather Student Feeback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | pre-service teacher ideas | Scoop.it
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if you are interested in collecting students' response to your teaching or a topic,here are some interesting tools to use

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