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Don't Just Learn To Code, Learn To Create | Justin Richards | TEDxYouth@ColumbiaSC

Students around the world are told they must ‘Learn to Code!’ This certainly sounds great, but why should you learn to code? Will it really help yo
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Reminders Make Google Calendar an Incredible To-Do List

Reminders Make Google Calendar an Incredible To-Do List | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Do you maintain a to-do list and a separate calendar? It introduces friction because tasks and scheduling are interdependent. Google now solved this by introducing Reminders to Google Calendar on Android.
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Soundtrap Collaborative Music and Podcast Tool for Education - Class Tech Tips

Soundtrap Collaborative Music and Podcast Tool for Education - Class Tech Tips | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Soundtrap is a collaborative music and podcast web-browser and tablet friendly tool that puts powerful audio recording options in the hands of students.
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How play leads to great inventions

How play leads to great inventions | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Well, not always. Steven Johnson shows us how some of the most transformative ideas and technologies, like the computer, didn't emerge out of necessity at all but instead from the strange delight of play. Share this captivating, illustrated exploration of the history of invention. Turns out, you'll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.
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The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams

The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams | PS recommends | Scoop.it
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How to pass the Google Certification Exams

How to pass the Google Certification Exams | PS recommends | Scoop.it
(This is a cross-post from the EdTechTeam blog.) The new Google Certified Educator Certifications were established to give teachers official recognition of their mastery and understanding of Google Apps for Education. The exams consist of multiple choice questions and practical scenarios that require you to demonstrate hands-on knowledge of various Google tools.  The modules in…
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How Do Pivot Tables Work? - Excel Campus

How Do Pivot Tables Work? - Excel Campus | PS recommends | Scoop.it
This post explains how pivot tables work, and why the structure of your source data is so important. Download example file to follow along.
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Use Feedly & Google Keep to Keep Track of Your Favorite Blogs

Use Feedly & Google Keep to Keep Track of Your Favorite Blogs | PS recommends | Scoop.it
A few months ago Evernote made changes to their free plan that essentially made it worthless . At that time I completely switched all o
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Portable Cardboard Box Turns Smartphones Into Scanners - PSFK

Portable Cardboard Box Turns Smartphones Into Scanners - PSFK | PS recommends | Scoop.it
A Kickstarter project lets users take optimal photos of documents without the hassle using a structure that folds up flat.
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The Science of Effective Learning Spaces

The Science of Effective Learning Spaces | PS recommends | Scoop.it
A neuroscientist explains how factors such as light and seating arrangements can affect students’ cognitive performance.
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Creative Book Builder

Creative Book Builder | PS recommends | Scoop.it
The most powerful, flexible, and professional tool for ebook generation on iPad & iPhone
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How to Create a Personal Learning Portfolio: Students and Professionals

How to Create a Personal Learning Portfolio: Students and Professionals | PS recommends | Scoop.it
This post explores Personal Learning Portfolios [PLPs], an extension of a Personal Learning Environment. I review briefly PLPs for professionals, but focus on the potential and promise that PLPs hold for our students. I wrote recently about Personal Learning Environments [PLE], Personal Learning Networks [PLN] and the need for educators to develop both as a…
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IMAGE - Docs editors Help

IMAGE - Docs editors Help | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Inserts an image into a cell.
Sample Usage
IMAGE("https://www.google.com/images/srpr/logo3w.png")
IMAGE(A2,2)
IMAGE(A2,4,120,200)
Syntax
IMAGE(url, [mode], [height], [width])
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Paper towns and why learning is awesome | John Green

Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn, to find out new things about the world and challeng
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10 Creative Ways to Use Google Keep Every Day

10 Creative Ways to Use Google Keep Every Day | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Google Keep is a simple note-taking app. But its simplicity hides its usefulness. Here are ten tips and ideas to use Google Keep for the little everyday things in life.
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Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world

Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever -- mathematics -- with Roger Antonsen, as he explains how a slight change in perspective can reveal patterns, numbers and formulas as the gateways to empathy and understanding.
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kolbeduc642dwikiportfolio [licensed for non-commercial use only] / 1: Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity

kolbeduc642dwikiportfolio [licensed for non-commercial use only] / 1: Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity | PS recommends | Scoop.it
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Resizing the canvas, images, layers, and rotating objects in Pixlr Editor

Resizing the canvas, images, layers, and rotating objects in Pixlr Editor | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Changing your image size Changing the size of an image in Pixlr Editor is easy. With an open image, choose Image > Image Size an
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Use JoeZoo to Save Time Grading in Google Docs

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Use JoeZoo to Save Time Grading in Google Docs | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Add-ons to Google Documents, Forms, and Sheets can help you streamline processes and free you up to do other things like spending more time meeting with your students one-on-one. One Google Docs Ad…
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Here Is A Great Web Tool to Easily Record, Upload and Share Audio Clips

Here Is A Great Web Tool to Easily Record, Upload and Share Audio Clips | PS recommends | Scoop.it
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Create a Google Drive Folder for Each Student - Teacher Tech

Create a Google Drive Folder for Each Student - Teacher Tech | PS recommends | Scoop.it
A teacher was having her students work on an ongoing project where the students would save multiple documents to a folder in Google Drive. To make this process easier, I wrote a Google Apps Script file to automatically create and share the folders with the students. Template alicekeeler.com/makefolders Directions The template above will prompt you to …
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NEW! Google Forms: Add Images to Answer Choices - Teacher Tech

NEW! Google Forms: Add Images to Answer Choices - Teacher Tech | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Add images to Google Forms answer choices. New update to Google Forms allows students select an image as their Form response. Google Forms Images
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Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed

Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Small interventions can help underperforming students thrive in the classroom and even rethink their place in the world.
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