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Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity?

Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity? | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
How do we promote creativity in schools? This is one of the prevailing concerns of many progressive education reformers. From a long-term fiscal perspective, creativity can lead to innovation, and for the U.S. to have a competitive edge in the global economy, minds capable of identifying problems and imagining new possibilities are a necessity. But given the constructs of public schools, can creativity truly be valued?
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The Best Websites for Finding Academic Books and Journals ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Websites for Finding Academic Books and Journals ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
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iPadography: Photo Projects for the iPad Classroom

iPadography: Photo Projects for the iPad Classroom | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
The camera is one of those apps on the iPad that we sometimes take for granted. We forget it is there or don't always use it to its full potential in the classroom. This week I am presenting at iPa...
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Fed Up With Skype? Here Are 6 Of The Best Free Alternatives

Fed Up With Skype? Here Are 6 Of The Best Free Alternatives | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
Five years ago, if you would’ve asked me for recommendations on a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) program, there was only one program available: Skype. For the past few years, Skype sat at #1 in VoIP software. And if the Internet has taught me anything, it’s that nothing ever stays at the top for very…

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7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher

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7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher
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Technology Tailgate: EdShelf..Applications that are Reviewed by Educators to Save you Time!!

Technology Tailgate: EdShelf..Applications that are Reviewed by Educators to Save you Time!! | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
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Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning

Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
Here are some useful tips for a teacher. Take a look at these dos and don’ts for project based learning.

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Terry W. Holden's curator insight, April 24, 10:19 AM

I was trained in this method of teaching which can be used for an evaluation-type observation in Louisiana (per the Charlotte  Danielson-style Rubric.) I have a powerpoint and would be available to make 30-, 45-,  or 90-minute presentations to your school or deparetment.

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Interactive Infographic on Copyright

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 22, 1:29 PM

Cyberbee - Internet Resources for Young Learners

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5 Things to Know about Common Core Standards | Digital Learning Environments

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An Infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad ~ Shake Up Learning

An Infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad ~ Shake Up Learning | Talking Tech | Scoop.it

"Using Google Apps on the iPad can get sticky! Historically, Google and the iPad have not played well together. But we have come a long way in the last couple years! There are now tons of apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, and Google has release several official apps for the iPad. There is hope, Obi Wan, Google and Apple can play nice!

"The infographic embedded below details the most useful Google apps for the iPad. These are the apps that I find most useful not only for teachers, but any Google user. Take a look, download, and explore the wonderful possibilities of using Google Apps on the iPad!"


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Something to Think About: These Are The Things That Make Up A Successful Person And An Unsuccessful Person

Something to Think About: These Are The Things That Make Up A Successful Person And An Unsuccessful Person | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
Whether you become a successful person is entirely up to you!
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15 Apps Every Principal Should Have -- THE Journal

15 Apps Every Principal Should Have -- THE Journal | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
Whether fostering collaboration, easing communication or tracking Common Core, these mission-critical apps keep today’s principals connected with their colleagues, students and parents.
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Technology and data: the trends changing the world - Telegraph

Technology and data: the trends changing the world - Telegraph | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
In its first global study, Ipsos Mori reveals how technology, economics and data are causing unprecedented change on a global scale. Matt Warman reports
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28 Free and Cheap Resources to Help You Teach Common Core -- THE Journal

28 Free and Cheap Resources to Help You Teach Common Core -- THE Journal | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
If you’re looking to invigorate your classroom with games, video, personalization and other student favorites, this list is a great place to start. And best of all, most of the tools below won’t cost you or your school a dime.
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The 10 most important work skills you'll need in 2020 - Daily Genius

The 10 most important work skills you'll need in 2020 - Daily Genius | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
It doesn’t seem like far away – no more than, say 6 years – but the work skills you’ll need in 2020 are going to be very different. The change is, of course, driven by technology. While we’ll live longer, and need to work longer to keep financially above water, technology will be automating whole …
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3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill - Edudemic

3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill - Edudemic | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about some of the newer skills necessary for students and teachers in the 21st century. Digital literacy - and all the elements contained within that term-  is probably the buzzword you hear most often. And for good reason: today’s young students are living in a largely digital, quickly evolving world that their teachers did …
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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

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30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What's trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?…
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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES]

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES] | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
5 infographics and free templates that will teach you how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint.
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30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Infographic

30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Infographic | Talking Tech | Scoop.it
So you're a Google guru or a search siren... I bet you still don't know every last trick and tool in Google's array of services. But whether you're a newbie or expert, the following infographic may very well be worth printing out and posting in your office or teacher's lounge.

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Marcia J. Talkmitt's curator insight, April 29, 10:56 AM

Chromebook magic....

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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

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Marta Torán's curator insight, March 31, 7:11 PM

Un modelo para la Alfabetización Digital