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Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations

Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

Talking avatars for PowerPoint presentations can help to make more dynamic and familiar presentations. There are many different places where we can download free avatars and characters for presentations.


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Armando's curator insight, December 24, 2012 8:02 AM
Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations
OSI's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:17 AM

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This course has been a tedious and challenging at time; however, I think that the redesign activities really helped me to see how my activities and lessons can be improved in order to help my students.  

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446 Places for Free Books Online

446 Places for Free Books Online | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

This is a listing of 446 sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) for download or for online viewing.

 

Some time ago I went looking for some free eBooks and was surprised to find that there are many resources for this. I decided to put together this list of sites that offer free eBooks as a reference. Originally, the list was for 50 sites (hence that number in the link) and I thought that was a lot. I expect that this list will cross 500 sites in the near future. Given the large listing, you may want to check out the various Genre pages that I have put together.

 

I have tried to make certain that all of the eBooks at these sites are legally available for viewing/downloading. However, it is possible that I have made a mistake. If you suspect any of these sites of illegally offering copyrighted materials, then please let me know through the comments below.


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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...


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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, January 23, 12:37 PM

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A ThingLink Toolkit for Teachers

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Susan Oxnevad: I am excited to share a Teacher Toolkit of Resources for using ThingLink for teaching and learning.


The wiki includes:

 

- Several samples of Common Core aligned projects by grade level.


- A collection of quick video tutorials to demonstrate how to use ThingLink. The tutorials can be used with students to provide tech support right when needed.


- Resources for creating original artwork to be used with a ThingLink image.


- A help button for support from a real teacher.


- An opportunity for sharing.


- A brand new blog for sending updates. Sign up!

 

Read more:

http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-thinglink-toolkit-for-teachers.html

 


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Digital Citizenship

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Digital Citizenship

 

Global Digital Citizenship is a critical element of any teaching program at any level. Our students are connected. Irrespective of the age of the student, they are wired. We are seeing devices reducing in cost, increasing in availability, and entering most classrooms and almost every school.

 

If you ask students a question, their first response is likely to be to “Google” it. If you go to a library for research, the students are most likely to use the computers.The digital world is a world almost universally without boundaries (Some countries do still attempt to restrict access, but these are usually the same countries that are restrictive with their people as well). Visiting, talking, chatting, and messaging are seamless, real time, and simple. The distance between two people is now measured in milliseconds rather than miles.

 

All of this—the speed, immediacy, accessibility, and ease of use—means that Global Digital Citizenship is paramount.

 

But how do we teach Global Digital Citizenship, a fluency that is critical at all levels of education?

 

Read more:

http://www.21stcenturyfluency.com/blogpost.cfm?blogID=2367

 


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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Presentation given at SXSWedu on March 6, 2012.

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10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
This real teacher blog presents 10 things students should know about their digital footprint.

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Educational Twitter Hashtags, the infographic (updated) « NeverEndingSearch

Educational Twitter Hashtags, the infographic (updated) « NeverEndingSearch | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

So many of the teachers and teacher librarians I know continue as unconverted. They don’t yet see the value of Twitter as a tool for learning and keeping up. Beyond the walls of their own schools, they have yet to build a PLN.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Google+ Added to Google Apps for Education

Free Technology for Teachers: Google+ Added to Google Apps for Education | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

Google announced that Google+ can now be activated for Google Apps for Education users.


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Hack Your Education Tour

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I'm Steve Hargadon, and I'm going on the road to try out an idea. I'm driven by a core set of beliefs, and I want to see if I can make a...

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Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry

Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
The meaningful and careful use of technology is one of the most significant conversations in education today.

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Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators ...

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10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books - Edudemic

10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books - Edudemic | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"If you’re looking for a place to download some free audio books, you’re in luck. Whether you want to get inspired, scared by a mystery, or simply have something to listen to on a long drive, there are loads of places to find free audio books. They may not be on the New York Times Bestseller list but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth your time."


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The World of learning

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An insightful look at what learning is like for students. This 10 year old lets you know what works for her. Students don't mind hard work...be prepared to do things differently.


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DIY for Teachers: Creating Educational Materials on the iPad | PadGadget

DIY for Teachers: Creating Educational Materials on the iPad | PadGadget | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

Whether an instructor is prepping 4-year-olds for the annual holiday concert or teaching Ph.D. candidates about fluid mechanics, all teachers create classroom materials for their students.


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11 Ideas for Fostering an Innovative Culture | Connected Principals

11 Ideas for Fostering an Innovative Culture | Connected Principals | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by MSVG Working with a group of administrators in Coquitlam, BC, I talked about some of the things that we have...


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The Teacher's Guide To Wikipedia - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Wikipedia - Edudemic | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

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Henry Jenkins - The Transmedia Generation: Spreadable Media, Fan Activism, and Participatory Learning | Connected Learning

Henry Jenkins - The Transmedia Generation: Spreadable Media, Fan Activism, and Participatory Learning | Connected Learning | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

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Digital Curation for Teachers

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Exploring developments in digital curation for teaching & learning...

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Can I Use This Image On My Website?

Can I Use This Image On My Website? | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
The handy flowchart style poster should help you decide whether or not you can a particular image on your website. If yes, the poster also suggest way on how you can properly credit the original source of the photograph.

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SocialSmarts: Privacy, the Internet and You

SocialSmarts: Privacy, the Internet and You | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

Canadian kids are digitally savvy and they value their privacy, but they are often unsuspecting about the potential privacy risks of new digital communications technologies.


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Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm, and belief that teaching is a noble calling.


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Check Out Class Blogs! | The Edublogger

Check Out Class Blogs! | The Edublogger | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

Set up so you can check out different types of class blogs to get ideas for your own class blog.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Folding Paper and Exponential Growth

Free Technology for Teachers: Folding Paper and Exponential Growth | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

In How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon students are introduced to the concept of exponential growth.


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