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Tux Paint

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Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. (See the full list of features.)


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TopicBox – free links to primary school resources

TopicBox – free links to primary school resources | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
TopicBox is an excellent site for all primary teachers. It provides links to free interactive resources that teachers can use on their interactive whiteboards.

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Create tutorials in one click with Tildee

Create tutorials in one click with Tildee | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
 What is Tildee?   
 Tildee is a free web tool that allows you to create a tutorial on any subject and instantly share it with your students. Otherwise you can assign to your students to make ...

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Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer

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Improving Training: Thinking like a Game Developer by Karl Kapp in Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011 - (pages 33-35)


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Teaching Videos

Teaching Videos | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Thousands of educational videos to support teaching and learning in your lessons.

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7 Questions to Consider for Evaluating Gaming in Education | KinectEDucation

7 Questions to Consider for Evaluating Gaming in Education | KinectEDucation | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
When evaluating gaming technologies for their use in education, these 7 questions should guide you towards well-made decisions. The trick will be in making a decision that strikes a balance amongst all your answers.
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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait.  I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product.

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Apps in Education: 12 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom

Apps in Education: 12 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it

Applications are great ways to discover ways to make the early education experience more exciting§


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BrainConnection.com - Are Reading And Writing Innate Skills?

BrainConnection.com - Are Reading And Writing Innate Skills? | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Aoccdrnig to rseerach at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.
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Calaméo – Publish your documents

Calaméo – Publish your documents | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Calameo is the place to publish documents and share them your with your friends. Easily embed rich-media content to your publications like videos and audios.

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Install Websites as Apps in Google Chrome

Are you tired of constantly switching between the Most Visited Webpages and Web Apps sections in Google Chrome’s new tab page? Then you will definitely love this quick hack that lets you add your favorite websites to the Web Apps section for one stop browsing goodness.


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iPad in Education

"This Wiki will house information related to the iPad in Education sponsored by the Department of Educational Technology in the School District of Palm Beach County."


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Supporting divergent thinking in the workplace

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Divergent thinking is the ability to generate many different original ideas in response to a given problem.


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13 Ways To Use iMovie In The Classroom

13 Ways To Use iMovie In The Classroom | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it

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iLearn Technology » Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bloomin’ Peacock

iLearn Technology » Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bloomin’ Peacock | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it

Creative visual "Bloomin' Digital Peacock" that aligns to Bloom’s Taxonomy.


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 1, 2013 8:45 AM

Good Peacock!

Anita Chelius Freyer's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:44 PM

Super graphic!

Andrea Holck's curator insight, March 25, 2015 2:46 PM

This is awesome. I should put this up in the classroom--the other peacock is skills based peacock. 

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10 Tips to Help Master Prezi | Technology

10 Tips to Help Master Prezi | Technology | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Last week, I spent two days teaching Prezi at the Langley Center for New Media. As the event came to a close, a few attendees asked if I could sum up more than 16 hours of teaching in a top 10 list.
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New project could improve results from school web searches | Research | eSchoolNews.com

New project could improve results from school web searches | Research | eSchoolNews.com | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it

A new partnership between the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons aims to improve internet search results for teachers and students by creating a metadata framework designed specifically for learning resources.

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Stuff for Classroom Teachers

Stuff for Classroom Teachers | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it

Hey teachers - check out this awesome list of fun websites filled with tools to use in your classroom to enrich the learning experience!! The list is put together by teachers, for teachers!


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