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EdTech tools for 7-12 classes. I teach social studies.
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Have you Flipped your Classroom? How are you Using Class Time? | Emerging Education Technology

Have you Flipped your Classroom? How are you Using Class Time? | Emerging Education Technology | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging and most rewarding aspects of 'the flip' is how teachers use classroom time. With the growing interest in this technology-enabled (Have you Flipped your Classroom? How are you Using Class Time?
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Online Video Repositories: An Emerging Resource for Digital Instruction | The Sloan Consortium

Online Video Repositories: An Emerging Resource for Digital Instruction | The Sloan Consortium | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
"Online Video Repositories: An Emerging Resource for Digital Instruction" http://t.co/Xag0nIJ1TK #et4online03053 #edtech
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The Difference Between Contemporary And Traditional Learning - Edudemic

The Difference Between Contemporary And Traditional Learning - Edudemic | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Do you know the difference between contemporary and traditional learning and teaching styles? This handy chart breaks it down quite well.
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Icebreakers& New Year's Resolution teaching ideas & worksheets : Eslflow webguide

icebreakers,theatre games, warm ups

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icebreakers, games, esl, speaking,

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TaskMagic Home Page | Education 3.0

TaskMagic Home Page | Education 3.0 | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
TaskMagic authoring and interactive content creation tools for teachers! (TaskMagic authoring and interactive content creation tools for teachers!
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Social Media Guidelines For Students And Job Seekers - Edudemic

Social Media Guidelines For Students And Job Seekers - Edudemic | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Figuring out how to act online in the workplace or when applying for jobs is tough. So use these social media guidelines for students to help!
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Why iPads? | (innovate) educate

Why iPads? | (innovate) educate | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Why iPads are better than netbooks in the classroom - a teacher's perspective
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Does your school have them?  Where is the value?

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Smithsonian Education - Educators

Standards based lesson plans, activities, and teaching tools on art, history, science, and technology. Field trips, professional development, and access to Smithsonian museum collections and research.
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From some of the finest curators of resources in the nation.  

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SXSWEdu – the Future of Education and Technology

SXSWEdu – the Future of Education and Technology | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
More than 600 professionals from across the globe met in Austin, TX during the third annual SXSWEdu confer (#SXSWEdu – the Future of Education and Technology http://t.co/GbfFXiaeHQ #edelmandigital...
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What's the latest?  For those of us who couldn't attend SXSW, here you have it.

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Innovation Excellence | Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Why It’s A Good Idea

Innovation Excellence | Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Why It’s A Good Idea | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Education must move with the times. What can be done to reach a technology-savvy generation that relies on media every free second of their time? BYOD-Bring Your Own Device, a trend that is catching on quickly.
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Google Hangouts as Edtech: Connecting, Sharing and Learning | Learn to E-Learn #elearning #authoring #ple #sociallearning

Google Hangouts as Edtech: Connecting, Sharing and Learning | Learn to E-Learn #elearning #authoring #ple #sociallearning | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Since I started in education, I have been trying to find ways to connect students' learning beyond the classroom walls. Initially, the task presented many hurdles.
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Students are using Google Hangouts at home.  How will you harness the technology to engage them in your content?

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The Four Noble Virtues of Digital Media Citation | Scholarship | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The Four Noble Virtues of Digital Media Citation | Scholarship | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Excellent article on digital scholarship.  Do hyperlinks and trackbacks replace the old-fashioned bibliography?  Is the paradigm for publication becoming more collaborative?  Doesn't all scholarship build on the work of others?  Good questions.

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The Flipped Classroom Defined | MindShift

The Flipped Classroom Defined | MindShift | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Created by Knewton and Column Five Media By Knewton [via EdSurge] (Great #infographic on how the #flippedclassroom came about and increase grades for students http://t.co/HjFZWhCr92 #edtech #blendedlearning.)...
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7 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom

7 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
7 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom (RT @Tessedel: 7 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom | TeachHUB http://t.co/Tvc1ZKm9ui #edtech #edchat #olchat)...
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Rationale by Austhink: Critical Thinking and Argument Mapping Software

Rationale by Austhink: Critical Thinking and Argument Mapping Software | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Austhink: creators of Rationale, software for producing diagrams of reasoning.
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Free World Digital Library for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free World Digital Library for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
RT @DLDay2013: RT @pgsimoes: Free World Digital Library for Teachers and Students http://t.co/ul2TTtUV4K (@medkh9) #elearning #edtech
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wazmac || Weebly local hosting

wazmac || Weebly local hosting | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Information and resources for teachers and school leaders who are integrating ICT in the school curriculum.
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Dropbox: A Superb Classroom Tool

Dropbox: A Superb Classroom Tool | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Dropbox is more a mega-utility than a simple tool. It begs you to think up new ways to use it, in & out of the classroom. Great for school.
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Every student should be required to know how to use Dropbox.  Every teacher, too.

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Share Apps, Books, Podcasts with iTunes Widget Builder

Share Apps, Books, Podcasts with iTunes Widget Builder | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Apple offers a Widget Builder where you can make lists of apps, books, or podcasts from iTunes. Widget Builder will give you HTML code to place on your site that displays the icon or artwork for each item you've included.
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Help organize your corner of the digital world a little better.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Digital Literacy | Common Sense Media

The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Digital Literacy | Common Sense Media | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Is there a right and a wrong way to teach social media in schools? Some administrators think so. Many schools across the country have banned the use...
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Seems we can't revisit this too often. 

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Digital Curriculum Provider Adds Video to Teacher Resources -- THE Journal

Digital Curriculum Provider Adds Video to Teacher Resources -- THE Journal | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Digital curriculum and test prep provider Shmoop has added 26 new original educational video activities that teachers can use to supplement their teaching methods.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 Do’s and don’ts to using PowerPoint to deliver lectures that don’t suck

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 Do’s and don’ts to using PowerPoint to deliver lectures that don’t suck | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
This is great! RT@gcouros 10 Do’s and don’ts to using PowerPoint to deliver lectures that don’t suck http://t.co/D8tSQClz11 #edchat #edtech
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OK, get ready to have your feeling hurt, you old-school powerpoint users.  Reflect and revise your technique.  Do it better tomorrow than you did it today.

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Video: Second grader explains how she uses Evernote for fluency | Twitter Ed Tech Source

Video: Second grader explains how she uses Evernote for fluency | Twitter Ed Tech Source | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
A second grade student explaining how she is using Evernote to record herself reading fluently.
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Evernote is a powerful tool.  If she can use it, what about you?

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(EN)-(PDF) - Glossary of social studies terms and vocabulary | Karen R. Todorov

"This glossary is another tool to help teachers better  understand the language of social studies. It was not created to be a study guide for vocabulary tests--- learning social studies vocabulary is best done in context. Instead, it is our hope that this glossary, used in conjunction with the social studies portion of MI CLiMB and other projects will provide teachers with the answer to ..."


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An old-school glossery, useful to make sure we are using the language of our content area in a way that provides leadership for our students.  Do we employ language to its highest and best use when teaching our content standards? Do we use the terminology correctly and make sure students are aware of some fine distinctions? 

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25 Twitter Tips For Students, Parents, And Teachers - Edudemic

25 Twitter Tips For Students, Parents, And Teachers - Edudemic | PSummers Edtech | Scoop.it
Twitter can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal of learning resources. So we figured a few Twitter tips for students and others might be in order.
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This comes with a checklist of how to do Twitter correctly for the most return on your time investment. Are you doing it well?  Or just dabbling?

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