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Free Technology for Teachers: A Quick Comparison of Five Popular Backchannel and Informal Assessment Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: A Quick Comparison of Five Popular Backchannel and Informal Assessment Tools | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Back channel tools are always helpful. They can be used as an assessment tool too!

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Scribbleton - The little personal wiki

Scribbleton - The little personal wiki | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Scribbleton - a personal desktop wiki for Windows, Mac, and Linux

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, September 10, 2014 10:27 AM

This is a nice idea for those who don't want some of their content online.

pollyalida's curator insight, September 12, 2014 8:40 AM

offline wiki for iOS, windows and more. 

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38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class

38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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A few new ideas for me but I'm already doing most :)

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 9, 9:26 AM

Seth Dixon - the teacher that sent this article at the first place - assess a very sound comment about the use of maps as tools of comprehenssion of the real world. I love maps, but can t avoid to be worried about what he is saying, so I recommend a thougthful reading of his statements.

(Seth Dixon - el profesor que envió este artículo en primer lugar - hace un profundo comentario acerca del empleo de mapas como herramietas de comprensión del mundo real. Yo amo los mapas, pero no puedo evitar preocuparme por lo que (Dixon) señala, así que recomiendo una reflexiva lectura de sus planteamientos.)  

David Lizotte's curator insight, March 11, 4:44 PM

This was an excellent portrayal of the middle east. The using of maps accompanied by side paragraphs explains the long history which is necessary to know if one is to understand its current status. When learning about different realms and regions (that existed throughout history) I always find it on a map. In order to truly understand a certain empire, one must know its geographical setting and its significance. It helps me better understand the region. These maps, specifically the ones that are changing through the domains reign, are extremely helpful in better comprehending the misunderstood middle eastern region. This website also creates more thought. If a particular map captivates the reader they can do more research on the topic. However, the "slides" do stand alone portraying much knowledge to a wide variety of specific elements that are still ongoing. The grouping of the slides by region/conflict/country was also an excellent strategy. It shows organization which in turn develops an easier learning process. 

The initial map educates many people of how what is modern day Iraq used to be an Oasis. However, over time, due to over farming and soil erosion the landscape changed to dry/desert territory. 

The maps displaying the rise of Islam and its transitioning into the Ottoman Empire give a great perspective as to the amount of land it covered. The Islamic world thrived and was very advanced in there culture in regards to medicine and arithmetic. The shear size of the empires should increase ones respect of the Islamic theatre. What many people are not aware of is how the Ottoman Empire was knocking on the door of the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. This was quite an advancement of territory crossing through much of eastern Europe ending as far west as Vienna. A lot of what is Eastern Europe today was part of the Ottoman Empire, including Greece. 

Another excellent map that contributes to the better understanding of western involvement can be seen in the carving up of the Ottoman Empire post WWI. Colonialism was very much present throughout less developed regions so the carving up of the middle east was not an exotic concept to the victorious west. Territories/countries were created and ethnic groups dominated one another. Its certainly true a western presence has contributed to prior and existing issues throughout the middle East.

 

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, March 15, 8:47 PM

It is interesting to see the same trends over and over again.  These maps are a great tool to show the history of the area, as well as the history of religion and political views.  I appreciate the information provided since the Middle East has undergone the most transitions (going all the way back to Mesopotamia) and its history can be confusing. 

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4 Ways to Engage Students with Today's Meet During the #Last5 (last 5 min of class)

4 Ways to Engage Students with Today's Meet During the #Last5 (last 5 min of class) | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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I've used Today's Meet a lot. it's a great tool for learning at any time in your lesson. 

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David DeSantis's curator insight, July 30, 2014 8:55 AM

Teachers are not that different than our students.  Administrators  could use Today's Meet near the end of staff meetings.  It is also an excellent way to model the use of technology for staff.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 30, 2014 4:43 PM

Formative assessement!

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Two Excellent Web Tools to Create Story Maps in Class

Two Excellent Web Tools to Create Story Maps in Class | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

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Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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something new to check out :)

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 2014 9:01 AM

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 13, 2014 2:53 PM

Σε beta έκδοση, δωρεάν με εγγραφή...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 25, 2014 11:41 PM

Here is a new tool for making animations direct from the browser - no apps, no downloads, no cost. I have had a play and it looks pretty good!

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
There’s a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning ... it can get overwhelming. Luc...

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 24, 2014 5:39 PM

Très intéressant ! Dommage que le document ne soit pas également disponible en français, car j'ai des doutes sur la terminologie en français...

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Splashbase for free public domain images

Splashbase for free public domain images | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Search & discovery platform for free hi resolution photos


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 22, 2014 2:56 PM

You can also send in and share your own images.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, July 28, 2014 7:29 AM

Kirjatrailerimateriaaleja?

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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here.  No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing).
We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.


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Interesting list. Worth checking out some of these tools to see if I like them better than Prezi :)

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Claudie Graner's curator insight, August 17, 2014 7:27 AM

It is no more just about PowerPoint...

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:36 AM

This is pretty much an ad for emaze, but it's good to know what is available commercially in terms of presentations.

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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.

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A great article with some simple ideas for encouraging higher order thinking. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 2014 11:46 PM

Here's a bit of online facilitation wisdom: "The Two-Question Rule: This means to follow a question with another question that probes for deeper understanding."


Author/Blogger Professor Maurice Elias does a fine job of explaining how questioning helps deepen thinking. 

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 18, 2014 1:45 PM

I like asking open ended questions to see how students think,

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8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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interesting tools and great ideas for application. 

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Joomla4all.com's curator insight, March 6, 2014 2:03 AM

Sehr interessant! Werde damit etwas experimentieren...

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 15, 2014 12:34 AM

Great tools if you are willing to spend the time to take advantage of them.

emilioet's curator insight, July 16, 2014 5:25 AM

http://corp.hapyak.com/#features e http://www.educanon.com/ mi paiono i migliori.

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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I'm hearing you! A common problem with introducing new ideas or technologies. There is always a need for professional learning to help teachers feel comfortable with what is new. 

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Paul's curator insight, July 24, 2014 4:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:21 AM

Good points

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Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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I like the way these tools are organised! 

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Training in Business's curator insight, July 11, 2014 5:15 AM

Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

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Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Beyond creating pictures with links, images, and videos, a “next level” exists that turns ThingLink into a powerful organizer, aggregation tool, and curator."


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Thinglink is one of my favourite tools :)

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 14, 2014 3:55 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

Rebekah Lee's curator insight, August 15, 2014 3:29 AM

A pretty nifty way to insert signposts on a screenshot to display  pop up instructions

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 15, 2014 1:45 PM

Whoa, just whoa.   ThingLink is so cool and what a great way to densify creative products and engage a diversity of learning pathways!    I am going to include this in my next resume for sure.

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Internet Safety | Good Practice Guides - www.saferinternet.org

Internet Safety | Good Practice Guides - www.saferinternet.org | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/only-internet-safety-and-no-cyber-security-education-in-schools/

 


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Excellent tips well worth a look.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 8, 2014 12:37 PM

Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/only-internet-safety-and-no-cyber-security-education-in-schools/


Ivo Kleber's curator insight, August 9, 2014 11:27 AM

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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, August 10, 2014 5:46 AM

This made me think about not just how we as teachers feel about technology use in schools, but also, how do our students feel about it? We know many of them know more about how to use the technology than we do, so are we involving them in the decisions we make about use and purchase of technology...or are we doing what we've always done and assumed we know better than they do?

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ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk

ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
In this session, we will discuss the benefits and purpose of student-created digital portfolios, thoughtfully evaluate considerations for selecting an e-portfolio platform, explore tools for digitally archiving learning artifacts, glean ideas for usi...

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ePortfolios are a great way of collecting artefacts digitally. Have you tried this with your students? 

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dt4lt's curator insight, August 11, 2014 9:41 AM

Are you thinking of implementing e-Portfolios in your classroom? Then this post will help you get quickly a deeper understanding of the bigger picture on using e-Portfolios. The post explores the why, the how, and whats of e-Portfolios and provides many helpful resources to get you started.

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:57 PM

Very thorough guide to using, assessing and making ePortfolios happen. Plenty of tips and suggestions for which apps to use and how to digitise work. Nicely presented and easy to follow. Also does a good job talking about the 'why' of ePortfolios. This is the part I find some of my teachers struggle with.

David Bell's curator insight, April 12, 7:26 PM

There are some great links about ePortfolios here. Well worth a look.

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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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Wow! Extensive Lots of ideas here!!

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Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, January 8, 1:56 PM

100 outils pour capturer, éditer, publier et distribuer les vidéos en ligne. 

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 13, 1:58 AM

Awfully good list!

Tdutec Innovación Educativa's curator insight, January 25, 11:51 AM

añada su visión ...

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10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart

10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"One of the most popular categories of apps on any touch enabled mobile devices is obviously educational apps thanks to the real time, ready-in-hand help students get from them in and outside of their classroom. While there are millions of free educational apps, all of them are not worthy enough for downloading. Secondly, most of the top tier feature rich apps are either not free or offer a much downgraded ‘free’ version that offer a user experience far removed from what they provide in ‘paid’ version. So, finding a handful of free and useful education apps on diverse contents requires some amount of research and that is exactly what we help you to do here. Here below we are introducing 10 free education apps for iPad."


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Good list of apps. 

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:27 AM

smart

Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:52 AM

A great starting place...

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Spiral - for student collaboration

Spiral - for student collaboration | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 26, 2014 9:55 AM

Great idea if you can get the site to actuallyl et you register.

Bernard Buchel's curator insight, August 5, 2014 6:16 AM

Poser des questions, voir les réponses de chaque étudiant, aider ceux qui sont en difficulté et aussi entamer une discussion interactive avec tous. Voici ce que Spiral propose gratuitement !

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22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
22 Of The Newest--And Best--Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

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Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education

Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Learning how to use image editing software can be difficult and time consuming. And, teaching students how to use it can be even more challenging. Luckily, there are several free, online alternativ..."


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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 2014 1:48 PM

it's often hard to teach kids photo editing skills when the software is expensive.  These are good solution sosolution so

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 21, 2014 7:40 PM

Some great image editor resources. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2014 7:49 AM

To help you and your students create your own amazing images, Edublogger has compiled a list of  3  online photo editors. In order to be on the list, each of these tools must meet these three requirements:

  1. It is free to use.
  2. It requires no registration.
  3. It provides educators and students with an intuitive, easy-to-learn photo editing tool.

And the tools are:

* Picadilo

* Pixlr

* Fotor


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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Flip Your Classroom With eduClipper and PixiClip

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Flip Your Classroom With eduClipper and PixiClip | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Teachers interested in trying the flipped classroom model often ask me for recommendations for video creation tools. They also often ask me for ideas on sharing videos without using YouTube. One answer to both of these questions is to useeduClipper.

On the free eduClipper iPad app you can create instructional videos on a whiteboard in the Khan Academy style. You can also use the app to create a video in which you annotate an image or document while talking about it. After creating your video you can save it to an eduClipper board that you have shared with your students through the eduClipper classroom setting. Your students can view the videos on their iPads or in the web browsers on their laptops."


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I've used educlipper before but haven't even thought about it for a while. Time to reconnect and see why I used it in the first place.

 

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, July 15, 2014 1:22 AM

Great flipping classroom ideas

GwynethJones's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:10 PM

AWESOME!!

Juan Fernández's curator insight, July 17, 2014 5:46 AM

A couple of good tols to create instructional videos,. Especially interesting the first one , as you can create videos with your iPad.

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YoouKids | Sync educational YouTube videos to children's tablets, PCs and TV

YoouKids | Sync educational YouTube videos to children's tablets, PCs and TV | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

From the playroom to the classroom or homework desk, YoouKids brings the benefits of YouTube's selection of educational videos safely into the hands of tots and K12 youngsters, and helps grown ups refresh and sync them remotely to kids’ mobile devices, tablets, iPods, TVs


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I really like the sound of this!! I'll be doing some trialling in the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 12, 2014 3:51 AM

This looks like a useful tool if you have or are working with younger learners. You can create a playlist for them to access through their iPad.

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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)  has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features ."


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Laurence Le Poder's curator insight, July 14, 2014 8:14 AM

une appli facile d'utilisation sur PC mais un peu moins sur tablette

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:32 AM

Good  stuff!

Brooke Hall's curator insight, July 15, 2014 12:24 PM

Check Padlet out and see if it would fit in your classroom.

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ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com

ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"We’ve updated the ClassThink guide to managing iPads in education. If you’re planning to use iPads in your school or want to know the latest iPad management tips, it’s an essential read!"


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A useful guide for beginning to use iPads in classrooms or schools. This should never be done without thinking about the consequences and challenges. 

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:40 AM

Guía de aplicación de Pad 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 14, 2014 7:42 AM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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