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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Google Voice simplifies and enhances the work of innovative educators

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Google Voice simplifies and enhances the work of innovative educators | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
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Using Voice Comments with Google Docs for End of the Year Projects

Using Voice Comments with Google Docs for End of the Year Projects | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
I had a "just in time" professional development moment thanks to Jennifer Roberts and her video titled "Docs Voice Comments." I wanted to share it with other educators as I know many of us are planning end of the year projects, assignments, and...
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Why Every Teacher Should Join Twitter

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Why Every Teacher Should Join Twitter
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BYU study: Parents, teens who tweet together reap relationship rewards :: The Salt Lake Tribune

Parents looking for another way to connect with their teens might consider being a friend - on Facebook, that is.
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GUIDES

GUIDES | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
Making iPad resources with a Windows PC. Transition to teaching with devices: Step 1 iPad workflow and collaboration for Schools Google docs are live docs with no further uploading/emailing require...
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Everything You Should Know About President Obama's #ConnectED Plan - Edudemic

Everything You Should Know About President Obama's #ConnectED Plan - Edudemic | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
A useful and succinct guide to President Obama's ConnectED plan he announced just moments ago.
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BridgingApps | Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities

BridgingApps | Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
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A Great Resource!

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iPaddiction: Google Presentation For Choose Your Own Adventure

iPaddiction: Google Presentation For Choose Your Own Adventure | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
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great idea! 

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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?
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Could the End of Homework Be on the Horizon? | MindShift

Could the End of Homework Be on the Horizon?  | MindShift | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
Parents' directive to kids to "go do your homework" may soon be a thing of the past. School districts across the country, from New Jersey to Wyoming to Cali
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I've never been a fan of homework, and I do believe there needs to be a balance.

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6 Ways To Start Using Online Quizzes In The Classroom - Edudemic

6 Ways To Start Using Online Quizzes In The Classroom - Edudemic | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
Looking at how using online quizzes in your classroom can help engage students and help them more easily master the material and become less anxious about assessment.
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10 Lessons From the Best District in the Country | Scholastic.com

10 Lessons From the Best District in the Country | Scholastic.com | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
Mooresvilleâ??s Mark Edwards on how it took his district five years to become an overnight success.
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Interesting read! 

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Instructional Tech Talk - Discussion, Articles, and Podcasts about Instructional Technology

Instructional Tech Talk - Discussion, Articles, and Podcasts about Instructional Technology | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
Instructional Tech Talk is a free resource for all educators to learn more about instructional technology. Whether you are a teacher or administrator you will find useful tools for many situations.
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Textivate.com

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choose text up to 500 words and create interactive activites or flashcards. 

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How To Use An iPad To Add Voice Comments To Grading

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Reflection Facilitated by QR Codes

Reflection Facilitated by QR Codes | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
Reflection is an essential part of learning. Yes, it often hard to fit in the time for reflection. It's also challenging to make reflection something that doesn't seem boring and tedious.
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A fun way to get your students to reflect! 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Maker Camp Starts Tomorrow - A Virtual Camp for Making Things

Free Technology for Teachers: Maker Camp Starts Tomorrow - A Virtual Camp for Making Things | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it

"MAKE magazine is hosting a virtual Maker Camp starting tomorrow (July 8th) and running through August 16th. The virtual camp features new DIY projects that students can do at home or school as individuals or in groups. A new project is posted each day. Daily Google+ Hangouts will offer tips for completing each project. Students can share their projects in the Maker Camp Google+ Community."


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10 Best Free Screen Recorders - TechShout

10 Best Free Screen Recorders - TechShout | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
The best free screen recorders available out there have been listed by us below. You’re probably here because you want to prepare a presentation for the bo
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The Teacher's Guide To Choosing The Best Digital Content - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Choosing The Best Digital Content - Edudemic | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
Here's a handy visual step-by-step guide to choosing the best digital content for a blended learning environment. Useful for all skill levels!
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ReadWorks.org

ReadWorks.org | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
Free, research-based K-6 reading comprehension lesson plans and non-fiction reading passages & question sets. Common Core aligned, teacher & principal endorsed.
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A great resource for Common Core Reading passages.

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Protect student and family privacy NOW

Protect student and family privacy NOW | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
On Monday, the members of NY Board of Regents are meeting to discuss the state's plan to share highly confidential, personally identifiable student data with the corporation called inBloom Inc., wh...
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Another story set free with @HaikuDeck - "Subtext & Edmodo" by @tchrmom2boys

Another story set free with @HaikuDeck - "Subtext & Edmodo" by @tchrmom2boys | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
Created with Haiku Deck
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Great app for creating presentations! 

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Minecraft Club: Want to bring the hottest game into your classroom or library? Here's how. - The Digital Shift

Minecraft Club: Want to bring the hottest game into your classroom or library? Here's how. - The Digital Shift | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
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On strategy, part 2: response to feedback on earlier post about the mess of 'reading strategies'

On strategy, part 2: response to feedback on earlier post about the mess of 'reading strategies' | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
I received a big batch of e-mail, blog replies, and face-to-face feedback in response to my recent post on the confusions around so-called reading strategies. The good news: almost everyone thought...
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A great post that differentiates strategies from skills, tactics, and tools. The subtle but important distinctions are critical when teaching children to read closely.  

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Teaching the last backpack generation

Teaching the last backpack generation | Tech Tidbits For Teachers | Scoop.it
This is the last generation of students who will carry backpacks to school. For teachers and parents, the realization that education will look very diff
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