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Codecademy | Learn to write code online, for free

Codecademy | Learn to write code online, for free | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.

 

From the NY Times, 9/14/11

 

"That’s how he and Mr. Bubinski got the idea of creating a way to help newbies to computer science learn coding skills painlessly and quickly — with easy lessons on the Web and built-in rewards to keep them motivated. The idea led to Codecademy, an online tool designed to give computer science newbies a crash course in the basics.

 

"Codecademy was introduced less than a month ago, and since then, more than 550,000 people have used the site, completing more than six million exercises. Mr. Sims said most users do more than just peruse the site; they spend time working their way through the exercises."


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Most Schools Testing iPads, Rate Device Management As Biggest Hurdle

Most Schools Testing iPads, Rate Device Management As Biggest Hurdle | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

There are plenty of stories out there about schools that have already launched large-scale iPad programs or that are considering them for next year. Many U.S. school districts have yet to determine an iPad strategy, however, and are still moving forward cautiously.


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Quipper

Quipper | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

This is a beautifully made quiz maker. Make your own multiple choice quiz and add images and files. Quizzes can be access through a free android and iPhone App.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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Infographics tool apps to help students frame communications

Infographics tool apps to help students frame communications | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

...Now, however, there is an iPad app that can simply and flexibly create professional-looking infographics of almost any kind.

Visualize is a free (woo-hoo!) app from Reallusion, Inc., that offers a versatile canvas for designing information. Students can choose from a large array of fonts, shapes, call-outs, stickers, post-its, and backgrounds to lay out their graphics.


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Apple - Education Seminars & Events - Education Content for iPad

Apple - Education Seminars & Events - Education Content for iPad | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

I received this announcement today from the New Media Consortium about a free Webinar to be offered twice by Apple -JL:

 

We're pleased to tell you that our partner, Apple Education, is hosting a free webcast specifically for educators on using the iPad and all its content -- iTunes U, iBooks textbooks, and iBook Author, etc. -- most effectively.

 

There has been a lot of discussion and excitement surrounding these tools and resources in the NMC Community, so this is your opportunity to get expert tips and explore creative uses of the iPad.

 

For your convenience, Apple Education is offering this webcast twice, so make sure to register for either date:

Friday, April 20th: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern / 10 am - 11:30 am Pacific

Wednesday, May 2nd: 4:00 pm - 5:30 am Eastern / 1 pm - 2:30 pm Pacific

Register at https://edseminars.apple.com/s/ij1CR-m6a81/5540447.

 

More about the Apple Webcast:

iPad is transforming the learning experience, making it more interactive, engaging, and mobile. It's not just a device, but a world of amazing content available in the form of apps, iBooks textbooks, and iTunes U courses and collections, and the tools for content creation and distribution.

In this live Apple Education webcast, you'll get an overview of apps for teaching and learning, and see interactive iBooks textbooks built with iBooks Author. You'll see how iTunes U gives educators and organizations the powerful yet easy-to-use tools to develop and distribute courses. Discover how iTunes U, iBooks textbooks, and iBooks Author can work together.


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An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog

An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
I'm delivering some iPad training to a school tomorrow, so thought it might be useful to collate some of the links I've been putting together for the...
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Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author

Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
iBooks Author comes with 6 inbuilt widgets to add great interactive elements to your iBooks.

With Class Widgets, you can easily add more.

No need to program or install Dashcode, just click on the Wizard and download your auto-generated widget.

See the list below for our latest iBooks Author Widgets - we will be adding more over the coming days. Please get in touch if you would like to request a custom iBooks Author Widget.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Learn HTML Fundamentals at Codecademy

Free Technology for Teachers: Learn HTML Fundamentals at Codecademy | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
This might be something I could look at. I do want to learn to update some of my wikis and need to use some CSS in order to do it properly. This is a quick overview for beginners.
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Unit 4: Google for Educators | Your Personal Learning Network

Unit 4: Google for Educators | Your Personal Learning Network | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Google provides a suite of tools communicating, collaborating and presenting online.
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Learning Technologies: Top Tips: Team Blogging Guidelines

Learning Technologies: Top Tips: Team Blogging Guidelines | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Top Tips: Team Blogging Guidelines from the Learning Technologies team at the University of Sheffield


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The Mobile Native: QR What?

The Mobile Native: QR What? | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Looking to use QR codes as a tool for learning? A great list of QR Code Resources and Links are provided on this blog.


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Clicker use needs to expand in and out of classrooms - The University of Alabama Crimson White

Clicker use needs to expand in and out of classroomsThe University of Alabama Crimson WhiteHowever, the concept of writing your name on a sheet of paper passed around the room needs to stop, especially since the innovation of the handy-dandy gray...
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The Tech Curve: Managing Google Docs in the Classroom

The Tech Curve: Managing Google Docs in the Classroom | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

How to organise and manage your GoogleDocs. Written by an expert this advice is very useful.

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100 Mobile Tools for Teachers | Cellphones.org

100 Mobile Tools for Teachers | Cellphones.org | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
By Cherrye Moore It is a common-known fact that teaching is a labor of love for most educators.
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Journal of Moble Teaching Volume 2 available

Journal of Moble Teaching Volume 2 available | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

JMT is the peer reviewed periodical serving as a forum for the introduction and presentation of new and innovative teaching and learning strategies for the world of mobile.

The goal of the JMT is to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas regarding the application of mobile technologies among students, parents, teachers, mobile content providers, and education and training practitioners.

We welcome any and all feedback and opinions regarding presentations in JMT.


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iPad in Education Workshop & Course | John Larkin

iPad in Education Workshop & Course | John Larkin | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Comprehensive listing of iPad Apps

 

This workshop is designed to demonstrate the practical use of the iPad as a tool in teaching and learning. Workflows, tactics and tips will be shared with all.


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Personalized Feedback With ScreenChomp - Education Community Blog

Personalized Feedback With ScreenChomp - Education Community Blog | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Those who help students with their writing have a huge challenge. The writing process has many steps and students need their teacher's insight all along the way. With so many students needing so much guidance how can one teacher do it all? Some teachers are beginning to rely on podcasts and screencasts to give their students personalized feedback and focus that valuable one-on-one time on the most important concerns. Check out this fantastic explanation from ELA teacher Sarah Brown Wessling on how she is able to give her students the time and attention they need to improve their writing.

While Sarah uses an iPod and a voice recorder, for those of you with an iPad, a Dropbox account, and the free Screenchomp whiteboard app, you can use the same idea to give personalized feedback of your student's work without having to cart home stacks of papers. Check out the video below for an explanation of how you can do this.
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Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age

Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Sometimes we do have to slow down.
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A fantastic article on the place of mindfulness meditation in the digital age, highlights the downside of high productivity and multi- tasking, and suggests teaching mindfulness meditation in school. 

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The Ed Techie: 10 Digital Scholarship Lessons in 10 Videos

The Ed Techie: 10 Digital Scholarship Lessons in 10 Videos | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
I've given a talk with this title 3 or 4 times recently, so thought I'd best get around to blogging it.
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Guide to Using Free Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills

Guide to Using Free Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

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"Lisa Johnson and Yolanda Barker have published an eBook titled Hot Apps 4 HOTS: A Guide to Using Free Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills. The book includes nine step-by-step activities that focus on each level of Bloom's taxonomy and includes loads of links to further resources. Like the title says, Lisa and Yolanda write about free apps and most of them work on both iPads and iPod touches. Here are the apps used in the activities:"


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The power of Twitter

The power of Twitter | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
How I became a convert to Twitter • The teaching and education community on Twitter is truly inspirational...
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7 Web 2.0 Animation Tools | Mark Brumley

7 Web 2.0 Animation Tools | Mark Brumley | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Creating web animations with these tools.
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ePub Bud - Publish, Convert, Store, and Download free children's ebooks online for the iPad and nook color!

ePub Bud - Publish, Convert, Store, and Download free children's ebooks online for the iPad and nook color! | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Create ebooks using ePub bud.
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