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Story Creator - Create Your Own Narrated Picture Books on Your iPad

Story Creator - Create Your Own Narrated Picture Books on Your iPad | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Last week I attended one of Kathy Schrock's excellent presentations about teaching with iPads. I quickly filled up five pages in a Penultimate notebook while listening to Kathy. One of the apps tha...

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Looks like fun!

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Ky Stevens's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:12 PM

This is awesome! I can't wait to make one!

Lin Knappett's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:29 AM

Sharing capabilities are somewhat limited:hope they change that!

Corey Durward's curator insight, July 15, 2013 3:37 AM

Nice app but not very practical publishing/sharing options - can only be viewed on an iPad.

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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A. Brian Dengler's curator insight, August 19, 4:49 PM
This is extremely helpful.
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 20, 4:43 PM

Directorio de fuentes de imagen gratuito

Anita Vance's curator insight, August 23, 1:22 PM

A great list, with descriptions and advantages of use- good to have at hand......thank you for sharing!!!

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10 Free Online Video Editors

10 Free Online Video Editors | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Web Hosting Review Boards has a vast repository of info which isn't limited to iPage Reviews & other hosting reviews but free online video editor as well..

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 28, 2:32 AM

10 Free Online Video Editors

cairoqween's curator insight, August 28, 9:59 AM

Exactly what I needed! This could help me and a few other people!

Steve Cassady's curator insight, August 28, 9:59 PM

Nice Helpful suggestions here.  I am checking a couple out.  Let me know which ones you recommend.

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10 Tips To Use Google Classroom Effectively Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

10 Tips To Use Google Classroom Effectively Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Google Classroom Infographic: 10 Tips To Use Google Classroom Effectively Infographic. Google Classroom was designed with Google Apps to help teachers.

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Melissa Molitor's curator insight, Today, 6:13 AM

Confirms some ideas as to why we are trying to integrate Google Apps for Education into all classrooms.

 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, Today, 8:39 AM

I am looking forward to see this platform continue to expand its usefulness and hope it stays free for use.

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10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."


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island651's curator insight, August 25, 9:43 AM

Great advice!

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 25, 9:32 PM

saving this safely. iPads in school this year!

KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 26, 6:04 AM

Very useful information!

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Rewordify - Understand what you read

Rewordify - Understand what you read | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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This looks interesting I wonder if I can use this to help students make their own glossaries?

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 7, 7:48 AM

Sounds great, a tool that makes English texts understandable and at the same time promotes the learning of English :-)

Lucy Georges's comment, April 7, 7:39 PM
A bit slow and too buggy to be of any real use for the moment. Great idea however.
Agora Abierta's curator insight, April 9, 2:24 AM

Una herramienta muy útil para facilitar el reading

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15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning

15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
As many of you will know I am a bit of a map nerd and have always enjoyed peering down at the Earth through a map or using tools like Google Earth and Maps.

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Google Maps can be useful not just in Geography. I've used them in Mathematics and in English as a writing stimulus.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 13, 9:59 PM

Using Google Maps is Good if done effectively.

niftyjock's curator insight, April 14, 12:09 AM

love google maps

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 8:08 PM

15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning

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Graphic Organizers for Writing

Graphic Organizers for Writing | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
A selection of graphic organizers for writing. The organizers are in PDF format, ready to print and use.

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Graphic organisers are essential for assisting students develop their understanding of text forms. 

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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 6, 12:44 PM

Awesome site! robust tools! These graphic outlines provide  practice in two important skills for students with language or organizational challenges. First the organizers provide an external structured process and product for students with a need to break complex composition and communication tasks down into smaller steps. Second--as students use these outlines, they become 'internalized' --a cognitive tool equipping them with a ready made schema that increases comprehension of what they hear and read. --Lou

Judith Morais's curator insight, April 7, 4:23 AM

A range of prompts, templates etc to encourage and develop writing skills.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 20, 3:28 PM

Some useful pages here!

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Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom [Infographic]

Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom [Infographic] | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Using video in the classroom has come a long way from a TV and VCR on a cart to watch a movie during class (The standard about ten gazillion years ago when I was a student). There are a ton of different ways you can employ video in your classroom, from video feedback to educational videos about specific topics, there is a lot of possibility out there. Even if you know that this way and that are options for including video in your classroom, you might still be wondering why you should be using video in the first place.


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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 21, 11:09 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
http://goo.gl/st4aLZ
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.

 


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 30, 5:54 AM

This article helps give an early start to map skill implementation - even at the earliest levels.

DTLLS tutor's curator insight, July 1, 2:04 AM

Love this website. Not just this article, but the whole idea. Have a little browse around...

wereldvak's curator insight, July 6, 11:53 AM

De taal van de kaart: welke  woordenschat hebben kinderen nodig om de kaart te kunnen lezen?

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How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling

How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, June 29, 8:41 PM

Tablets are in the hands of every child and young adult across much of the planet. Children's and young adult storytellers take not.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 29, 10:58 PM

Because one way or another... they are. Sooo, let's see how.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 2, 12:46 PM

First drafts from now on are done on my iPad. This is a personal shift.

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How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling - graphite

How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling - graphite | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Digital storytelling involves combining digital media (images, voice narration, music, text, or motion) to tell a story. Over the past few years, digital storytelling has become an increasingly popular and effective way for students to meet a range of learning goals in the classroom. Scratch, a programming project from the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, might be an unexpected tool for digital storytelling. But using Scratch to tell a story is a “twofer”: Students practice important ELA skills and at the same time use computational thinking."

 


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Marianne Hart's curator insight, May 22, 4:22 AM

Students love to learn with Scratch!!

Annelie Medoc's curator insight, May 24, 10:12 AM

Använd scratch till digitalt berättande. Verkar kul.

Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, July 23, 12:32 PM

Le logiciel Scratch permet de combiner les médias et les productions sont multimodales (sons, images, textes...).  Il peut être utilisé dès l'école maternelle pour développer des compétences à l'oral. Les activités de programmation permettent de développer des compétences dans le domaine de l'informatique. Les élèves du primaire, comprennent la nécessité de prévoir et d'exécuter un programme pour transmettre un message à destinataire.


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What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic

What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"There are so many ways that teachers are using social media –  both in the classroom and for their own professional development. From Instagram   and Facebook in the classroom to Twitter lists and hashtags for their PLN, there are so many social networks and so much content to choose from when you’re looking. You know that whether you’re browsing through your Twitter feed or searching on Pinterest, there are certain things that catch your eye and other things that blend into the background. You pick and choose what looks interesting to you.

 

When you’re the creator of the content, however – either for professional use with other teachers or for student’s consumption – you need to be concerned with getting your message out there in a way that ensures it isn’t the content that is blending into the background. The handy infographic below takes a look at the ideal length for all of your social media postings.  Keep reading to learn more!"


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 23, 5:41 AM

Teachers, lawyers, Doctors, Sports professionals, broadcasters, retired folk, businessmen, people who like to play with their mobile phones..  Everyone needs to know how to tweet well.  Explain that to your 90 year old grandmother!

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:49 AM

Of course some types of tweets are best left unposted whatever size they are

Chris Eller's curator insight, June 24, 10:44 AM

This is a topic I, personally, have been wrestling with recently. If you look at many of the forms of communication listed in the infographic, the common denominator is how short our attention span is when consuming online information.


For example, 


  • Video - 3 to 3.5 minutes
  • Presentation (sermon?) - 18 minutes
  • Podcast - 22 minutes
  • Headline - 60 characters


Based on my own informal research at First Family Church, I would have to agree with the the overall consensus of these findings. A common complaint I receive in our Small Group Curriculum Evaluations is that we provide too much information. Consequently, I am looking for ways to break our teaching into even smaller chunks and develop teaching helps (e.g. handouts) that are available by clicking a link rather than including in the formal lesson.


From a church perspective, would it be too frightening to try and evaluate how engaged people are during a 40 to 50 minute sermon? A very informal indication could be how many people are using their phones or mobile devices during a sermon. Yes, they have their Bible on their device, and it is likely they are referring to the digital Bible occasionally, but if someone is staring intently at their phone or tablet for an extended period of time during the sermon, odds are good they have transitioned to something else and are focused on the content on their device rather than actively listening to the sermon.


If you have the courage, try and see how many in your church this Sunday are staring at their mobile devices rather than actively listening to your sermon.


What are your thoughts? Will the church need to adjust its centuries-old method of teaching as the attention span of church attenders shrinks?

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iPad Bingo Card with Great iPad Apps and Activities to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Bingo Card with Great iPad Apps and Activities to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Today I am sharing with you an iPad Bingo card created by iPad Bingo. This card is available for free download from this page. iPad Bingo card is a chart that features 6 iPad apps and with each of these apps is attached a set of activities to be achieved through the use of that app. These activities are divided into three levels with different layers of difficulty."


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Shawn Galvin's curator insight, June 16, 6:00 AM

Free or low cost apps

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, June 16, 4:12 PM

Although this is a relatively trivial example, the idea of a Bingo approach to skills building is an interesting one - at UQ we're using a passport as part of engagement processes with Aboriginal school students visiting the university. For every activity they participate in, there is a unique stamp for their passport. The bingo card idea is similar so that across a semester, students fill up their bingo card with activities that build their skills in a range of domains, or across a range of technologies or tools.

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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, August 18, 9:33 AM

Curation: I use scoop.it, and I think it is important to teach students how to become curators. More ideas here!

Ivo Nový's curator insight, August 18, 10:22 PM

What is content Curation? Great explanation and very interesting interview with Robin Good on curation.

John Gougoulis's curator insight, August 19, 3:34 AM

An absolutely significant skill in any research or investigation, for educators and learners in the digital age - the curation of content- with a clear focus or question in mind, the capacity to target a search field, sift through, reflect on and make decisions about the most suitable resource or evidence to use. What a great learning experience.

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Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
When we first heard about the new LMS that Google was developing there was a widespread state of excitement – hoping that those who use Google Apps for Education and Google Drive would be rejoicing in the seamless integration of their services with a learning management system interface. Well, now that people are getting access […

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 22, 9:44 PM

Lean and free, will Google give you a course management system with legs? Take it for a walk and see. 

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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Some great ideas, especially if you are just starting out with Google apps

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gwynethjones's curator insight, March 29, 7:01 AM

GAfE Baby!

WEAC's curator insight, March 31, 7:15 AM

There are some great tips here for using Google Apps in your classroom. For example:  #13. Mystery Hangouts. Using Hangouts – Google’s video chat service — classes from different parts of the country or the world can play this “guess where we are” game. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 2, 3:31 PM

Teaching with technology - using Google Apps

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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Martin Karlsson's curator insight, May 14, 3:36 AM

So much fun. 

God Is.'s curator insight, May 14, 7:55 AM

I have been to a couple or three of these websites. Great to know there are some others...

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 26, 10:45 PM

Nice list to have

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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I recently received a request for some suggested online chart creation tools..."


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Free tools are always great fun!

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 6, 6:14 PM

Really like the Lucidchart tool! 

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 8:45 AM

These look useful...

YB's curator insight, April 23, 7:32 AM

עוד כלים

http://tracks.roojoom.com/u/elapeleg,872/tsyvn-t-kly-vvb2,6236#/introduction

 

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Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly

Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Evolution of storytelling created for iversity.com.

Origins of storytellingAncient Egyptian storiesAncient Greek poetsShadowplay in AsiaTroubadoursPrinting pressShakespeare's playsMovies & radioGolden age of tvInternetTransmedia storytellingAlternate reality games
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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 2:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 3:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

Andrea Robotti's curator insight, July 1, 2:04 AM

Interessante excursus storico sullo storytelling...ma ci rendiamo conto che andando indietro di millenni la la storia dell'uomo è sempre stata accompagnata dalal necessità di raccontarsi?

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5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning

5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, August 20, 8:20 AM

Looking for ways to bring experts into the classroom? Ask the librarian! There are tons of great resources out there and people and places that would love to share with you, from veterans to scientists to authors. Invite the world in!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 20, 8:44 AM

Most of these suggestions are fairly obvious, but this can help spur some thinking on the many ways to use this wonderful tool. Video conferencing brings the world to your classroom and the classroom to the world!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 20, 4:41 PM

Video Conferencia. Interacción colaborativa.

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101 iPad Tips & Tricks - GottaBeMobile

101 iPad Tips & Tricks - GottaBeMobile | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Use these iPad tips and tricks to do more with your iPad Air, iPad mini and every other iPad running iOS 7.

 

This list of over 100 iPad tips and tricks is broken down by tips to help you get started, use the keyboard better, surf the web on the iPad easier, sync your photos, data and calendars as well as get the most out of your iPad with entertainment apps and services."


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Gerardo Varela's curator insight, June 28, 10:19 AM

101 trucos y tips para iPad

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 12:07 AM

I need to learn more about the Ipad before I buy one.Maybe I can check one out from the library and play with it.

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, July 2, 11:06 AM

This list of over 100 iPad tips and tricks is broken down to help you get the most out of your iPad.

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Using the Google Drive Presentation App

Google Drive has all the office tools, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, even a terrific forms tool. But the one no-one seems to pay any attention to is Presenta...

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I've been using Google Presentation in class and I'm finding it really useful. I love the collaborative nature of the tool, especially since we have only 6 laptops and 2 ipads in the class to use. Students have reflected that it's really useful because they can work on tasks at home if they want to and it's easy to share with team members.

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Pablo Barrios's curator insight, July 1, 2:53 PM

Excelente vídeo con una clara explicación sobre cómo utilizar la Herramienta para Presentaciones de Google Drive. Simple y una alternativa más a lo ya tradicional.

Arlis Groves's curator insight, July 4, 1:56 PM

Why choose Google Drive's Presentation app over Power Point?  No reason, unless you are collaborating on a presentation.  Since more students are working on projects electronically and from different locations, this could be a great tool.

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.


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What an amazing list! This will take some time to process! 

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Pierre Laoureux's curator insight, August 6, 5:43 AM

Un tableau très bien fait pour faire le choix de la bonne application video.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 6:20 PM

What an excellent list of video tools and resources from Robin Good. highly recommended 9.5/10.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, August 19, 7:49 AM

Thanks to the collector, Robin Good, of this great list.  I'm sure many people will be interested to learn about all these sites

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? 

 

Join me and Simple K-12 for a free webinar on June 24th at 3:00 PM EDT to learn how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 1:28 AM

Webinar for K-12: Google Tools and writing skills. A match made in Palo Alto. 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 24, 10:10 PM

The problem in a pre-programmed system of teaching is that you don't have the time or classroom availability to use Google Docs effectively.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 29, 3:09 AM

English resources - digital literacy

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Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers

Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers...

 


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Frankie Roberts's curator insight, June 13, 4:10 PM

Which one do you use and what do you like/dislike about it?

objectplace's curator insight, June 14, 8:32 AM

legwork done here

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 19, 12:16 PM

Habilidades necesarias, sin lugar a dudas. Escoger la plataforma ayuda