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Visualize Everything: 32 Free Tools To Create Different Diagrams

Visualize Everything: 32 Free Tools To Create Different Diagrams | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it

By Daniels Mekss

 

Excellent collection of free tools for developing charts and diagrams. Mekss has gone out of the way to gather a very powerful set of free tools. This is definitely worth checking out. -JL


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6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
TED Ed is one of our favourite video resources we have been recommending for teachers over the last few years. It features short video explanations (usually less than 5 minutes long) covering different educational topics. The clips are professionally animated using a wide range of visual illustrations to hook in the viewers and keep them engaged. We have already shared some very good TED Ed videos on Math, writing, and several other subject areas. In today’s post we want to highlight some challenging TED Ed riddles to share with your students. These are short brain teasers to engage your students in problem solving activities in which they have to make use of different learning skills to solve the riddles. Here is the list:

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Links her to other TED Ed materials too
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These are great! They can be used for fun, warm-up activities or to engage in critical thinking exercises. 
 
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Free icons by first-class designers - IconStore

Free icons by first-class designers - IconStore | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
A library of free vector icons for personal and commercial projects, designed by first-class designers.

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Your students can use these to make their publishing prjects look more professional.

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Your students can use these to make their publishing prjects look more professional.

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Your students can use these to make their publishing prjects look more professional.

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Your students can use these to make their publishing prjects look more professional.

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EdTechTeacher Video Tutorial Library

EdTechTeacher Video Tutorial Library | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it

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EdTechTeacher, co-founded by Tom Daccord and Justin Reich, is a wonderful edtech consulting and training organization. Among many things that it does, ETT sponsors conferences, workshops, and leadership seminars. They are perhaps most well known for their Teacher iPad Summits held each year in Boston and San Diego

 

ETT's website hosts many resources, this Scoop focuses on their outstanding (and growing) collection of video tutorials (185 strong as of today...March 30, 2015). You may find the library on Vimeo (just click on the headline or the image above).

 

Each video provides a professionally produced demo/explanation of how to use some the the latest and greatest apps and techniques. Recent examples include "Pop up Video with Explain Everything," "VideoNot.es Tutorial," "Snagit Video Tutorial," and "Kaizena Video Tutorial."

 

All of this material is free. What a generous contribution by these wonderfully talented and creative people!


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 31, 2015 6:13 AM
Great resource for tech integrators! Love the pop-up video technique! #edtech #edtechchat
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FREE Google Cheat Sheets eBook for Teachers and Students! (8 Cheat Sheets in one eBook)

FREE Google Cheat Sheets eBook for Teachers and Students! (8 Cheat Sheets in one eBook) | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
This ebook includes 8 Google Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students, including: The NEW Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Drawings, Google Drive for the iPad, and Google Chrome! Each cheat sheet is filled with t

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That Was History - Everyday Lessons for Everyday people

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Ready To Learn Some History?
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That Was History is an educational, history channel featuring videos about our world's history. We discuss topics from a range of categories including Military History, World History, US History, Political History, Entertainment History and more. Join the That Was History community right now and start getting your history update, today!

Ideally, we release new videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Be sure to join us on those days and check out our various segments including A Day In History, History Deja Vu, History Rewrite, and more!

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http://goo.gl/akmvTf Awesome site for anyone wanting to learn about History, But especially for social studies teachers.  I encourage you to check it out!!

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Great Tools to Record Screencasts on Chromebook

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Great Tools to Record Screencasts on Chromebook | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it

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Great ideas here!

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All The New Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know about

All The New Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know about | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it

August 1, 2014 Google has recently released some important updates to its Google Drive. I have already covered each of these updates in separate posts but for those of you who haven't seen them yet,...


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Assessment and Rubrics

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Assessing Student Learning

Teachers who integrate technology into student activities and projects often ask us this question - “How do I grade it?”

Fundamentally, assessing multimedia activities and projects is no different than evaluating traditional assignments, such as written essays. The primary distinctions between them are the unique features and divergent possibilities associated with their respective medium. For instance, a blog has a unique set of possibilities (such as hypertext, embedded video, interactive imagery, etc) vastly different than those of a notebook (paper and pen notes and drawings within a contained document).

The first thing to realize is that you cannot separate the user from the device. iPads, Chromebooks, and tech tools themselves don’t demonstrate great learning; it’s about what students do with the technology that matters. The technology itself is simply neutral. Consider: would a teacher grade the pen a student used to write an essay? Of course not! They grade what the student writes. It’s what students create with the tool that is at the heart of learning and assessment.

Formative vs. Summative AssessmentPerformance is most often analyzed through formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment is ongoing and provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning for a more effective outcome. It not only helps to monitor student progress throughout an activity, but can also gauge student understanding and readiness to proceed to further tasks. Alternately, summative assessment focuses on a particular point in time, such as a test at the end of a unit or grading term.Regardless, whether the immediate assessment is formative or summative, a teacher needs to be able to distinguish between the capabilities of the tool and the students’ performance using it. To illustrate, anyone can easily produce a visually stunning and captivating video presentation using iMovie as it has built-in easy-to-use professional effects. Therefore, to assess a movie presentation effectively, the teacher needs evidence of the thinking that went into the creation of the movie. Rather than grade the end product, educators must focus on the process -- research, writing, image selection, etc. This allows teachers to focus on learning throughout the whole project rather than the flashy, finished product.Rubrics to Measure Student Learning

Providing detailed explanations of an assignment using an online rubric, created with tools such as Rubistar or Digital Media Scoring Guides, can assist students in both completing tasks and thinking about their performance. Additionally, these tools allow teachers to create rubrics quickly with a greater level of meaningful feedback. They can also easily be shared among teachers and saved or modified for future assignments.


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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare


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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:22 PM

All of his plays in one place in a neat, user-friendly site.

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The Staggering Number Of Schools That Have Gone Google - Edudemic

The Staggering Number Of Schools That Have Gone Google - Edudemic | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
The sheer number of schools that have gone Google are simply incredible. More than 20 million students are currently using Google Apps.

 

http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/the-staggering-number-of-schools-that-have-gone-google/


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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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Create Motivational Images With AutoMotivator

Create Motivational Images With AutoMotivator | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
If you're not out of school yet, you probably will be soon. If you're looking for something to pep-up your classroom a bit for the last couple of weeks of school, consider creating your own motivational poster.
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Google Brings History to Life With Online Exhibitions

Google Brings History to Life With Online Exhibitions | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it

Now you can learn about 42 important historical events from the last century on your home computer.


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Chromebook Basics by Melissa Lim

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Chromebook Basics - ThingLink

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Create Your Own Comic

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Marvel.com is the source for Marvel comics, digital comics, comic strips, and more featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men and all your favorite superheroes.

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carmen campos's curator insight, December 13, 2015 8:12 AM

EAsy to use!

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drag, drop, create own dialogue

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כלי ליצירה של קטעי קומיקס עם גיבורי מארוול.

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Word Cloud Generator

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Generate word clouds from text or URL.


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It doesn't get any easier than this!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 15, 2015 11:48 AM

Nice word cloud generator. I know! But can you really ever have too many??

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 16, 2015 11:14 AM

Word clouds are useful in all kinds of ways for writers to look at repetition, as well as for use in the classroom.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 16, 2015 6:52 PM

Word Generators are great ways to get students to think about the associations between words and concepts. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Find Primary Sources from All Over the World on the World Digital Library

Free Technology for Teachers: Find Primary Sources from All Over the World on the World Digital Library | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, January 1, 2015 6:53 PM

To be honest, I had never heard of the World Digital Library until I read this article.  What an interesting collection of cultural works.  I especially liked the Time Line feature at the top of the page as well as several of the items under Explore.  This resource could be useful in secondary level social studies and foreign language classes to name a few.

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Movenote

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Tom Perran's curator insight, October 25, 2014 9:55 PM
Looks like a very versatile tool for the classroom. #edtechchat
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Great Tools to Record Screencasts on Chromebook

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Great Tools to Record Screencasts on Chromebook | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it

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Tom Perran's curator insight, September 27, 2014 7:20 AM

Great ideas here!

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Part 2: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit

Part 2: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
  It is still summer time and I am sharing some of those websites I feel should be in every teacher's toolbox! I have forty... maybe more... and I am sending out ten new ones in each post. Thi...

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This is the 2nd installment in a group of four,

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A Wonderful New Google Cheat Sheet to Improve Students Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful New Google Cheat Sheet to Improve Students Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it

Great resource to keep and share with your students to help them make the most of Google!


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Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Google Calendar Tutorials for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Google Calendar Tutorials for Teachers | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 27, 2014 10:43 PM

Even more ways to use Google to help you spend your time more efficiently!

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.

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A teacher's complete guide to using Google Voice to collect classwork and homework

A teacher's complete guide to using Google Voice to collect classwork and homework | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
This entry will guide you through how to set up and use a Google Voice account for the purpose of collecting spoken homework, such as for a language class. The focus of this entry is not to give an...

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How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom

How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom | Students Learning with Laptops | Scoop.it
Are you ready to make technology and creativity a big part of your classroom? Technology inspires creativity like little else and it's time to take a close look at what technology really means for your classroom.
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