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System requirements – Customer Feedback for DragonBox

System requirements – Customer Feedback for DragonBox | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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This looks intriguing. Looking forward to DragonBox Algebra EDU and the soon-to-come windows version so students can access on desktops.

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6th Grade Speed Dating Genres

6th Grade Speed Dating Genres | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

We're speed dating this week. Several 6th grade teachers want their students to explore different fiction genres. I decided to make some personal ads (pictured above) for different genres or subgenres. I already had resources lists in Destiny for these genres, so it made it easy. We have eleven tables, which we'll load with books and an ad. Students will have to rotate through at least 4 tables. They'll be discussing genres in class, but I made an exit ticket so I can track which are the most popular (I still have one more book order to place.) If you're interested, here's a link to the ads, and a link to the exit ticket. The ads document has the titles listed separately at the end, to make it easier for my aides to cut them out! :)


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The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

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This interesting article explains how many companies are using the affordances provided by Meerkat and Periscope on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram in order to win customer attention. The techniques themselves are interesting and creative educators will surely find ways to harness this delivery system in service to their students.


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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies :: Jennifer Gonzalez

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies :: Jennifer Gonzalez | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
So here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. If you’ve struggled to find effective ways to develop students’ speaking and listening skills, this is your lucky day.

I’ve separated the strategies into three groups. The first batch contains the higher-prep strategies, formats that require teachers to do some planning or gathering of materials ahead of time. Next come the low-prep strategies, which can be used on the fly when you have a few extra minutes or just want your students to get more active. Note that these are not strict categories; it’s certainly possible to simplify or add more meat to any of these structures and still make them work. The last group is the ongoing strategies. These are smaller techniques that can be integrated with other instructional strategies and don’t really stand alone. For each strategy, you’ll find a list of other names it sometimes goes by, a description of its basic structure, and an explanation of variations that exist, if any. To watch each strategy in action, click on its name and a new window will open with a video that demonstrates it.

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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking :: Childhood101 :: Christie Burnett

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking :: Childhood101 :: Christie Burnett | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!

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Google Classroom Essentials Infographic : Teacher Tech :: Alice Keeler

Google Classroom Essentials Infographic : Teacher Tech :: Alice Keeler | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
This Google Classroom essentials infographic shows some of the key items in Google Classroom. There is a lot more features this does not cover, including the student perspective. Check out the student guide to Google Classroom. I also have over 90 blog posts on Google Classroom at http://alicekeeler.com/googleclassroom.

 

CLICK IMAGE OR HEADLINE TO SEE THE INFOGRAPHIC -JL


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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:48 PM

very resourceful. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 1, 2015 1:10 AM

I totally need to read this entire post, especially to get to understand Google Classroom. As I scanned the blog, I read several entries that cleared my understanding of Google Classroom and other places like Edmodo, Schoology, and more.

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3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class

3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
May 29, 2015
Below are three of our favourite web tools for creating picture quotes.  You can use these tools with your students to create beautiful quote posters for your class. These picture...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 2, 2015 4:11 PM

These look like useful tools for students to create favorite quotes, too.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 3, 2015 8:56 PM

Will be trying them out.

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Dog Lovers Can Now Print These Amazing Open-Source Doggy Wheels

Dog Lovers Can Now Print These Amazing Open-Source Doggy Wheels | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Dog carts are common but clunky. These little carts, attached to disabled dogs via straps and webbing, are often expensive and rarely cool. Now, however, you..
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Help Students Close Read Iconic Images

Help Students Close Read Iconic Images | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Every day news images flood our print publications, digital spaces and social media apps. Why do some become iconic and unforgettable?

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Kimberly Brosan's curator insight, May 13, 2015 3:10 PM

The suggestions in this article on how to teach students to read images were really helpful. I especially like that there's a recommendation for the NYTimes Learning Network's feature "What's Going on in This Picture?' http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/lesson-plans/whats-going-on-in-this-picture/

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, May 13, 2015 7:03 PM

This article discusses techniques that would be useful for Year 7-12 English students analysing a picture or cartoon.  Other links are provided.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, May 14, 2015 10:16 AM

Thx Susan Grigsby

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Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Chrome Apps & ...

Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Chrome Apps & ... | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
The topic for the morning was using Chrome apps and extensions in schools. I put together a little slideshow of the 20 apps that I thought they should look at first.
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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Librarians may be a teacher's best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 21, 2015 3:18 PM

How, indeed. Is this news that the school librarian is a "teacher's best resource?" Not to those of us in the library world. The good news is that the question is being asked by a respected entity - let's roll with it!

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Google Search: 10 Questions & Answers to Help You Search Smarter!

Google Search: 10 Questions & Answers to Help You Search Smarter! | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
At the Google Teacher Academy Lisa Thumann awed me with her lively presentation on Google Search. I must do an average of 15 searches a day on a wide range of topics. I search for articles, images, power points presentations, key words, etc. but I had no idea what Google search could do for me and
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This is an excellent post about getting the most out a google query. 

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The "All-Time" Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The "All-Time" Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
I've been posting annual lists of the Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly for seven years. I thought it would be useful for readers, my students, and me to review them all and i...
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Check out these webtools that have been vetted and tested. Thanks, Larry Ferlazzo. 

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14 copyright essentials teachers and students must know

14 copyright essentials teachers and students must know | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Kristina Peters, a digital learning specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education, recently discussed copyright, licensing and the essentials that teachers and students should know. See the whole interview in this YouTube (or in the embedded video below), and check out Kristina’s slides on the topic here. (You can save them to your own Google Drive by clicking “File > Make a copy …”. You can download them as a PowerPoint file by clicking “File > Download as … > PPTX”.)

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The Art of Visual Notetaking

The Art of Visual Notetaking | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
At my first National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) convention, I found myself surrounded by celebrities - at least in the world of literacy. Franki Sibberson and Troy Hicks were presenting on the topics of technology-enhanced reading. Paul Hankins was seated behind me. Lee Ann Spillane was sitting next to me. As Franki and…
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Here Is An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Rubrics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here Is An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Rubrics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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Pixar in a Box : Pixar Studios and Khan Academy

Pixar in a Box : Pixar Studios and Khan Academy | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Pixar in a Box is designed to help students answer an age old question: "why do I need to learn this stuff?" Our answer to this question is a series of interactive lessons, each of which demonstrate how a concept introduced in school is used for creative benefit at Pixar.


"Although our lessons are designed and optimized for the individual learner, we are passionate about finding ways to plug Pixar in a Box into the home and classroom environment."

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3 of The Best Video Editing Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning :: Med Kharbach

3 of The Best Video Editing Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning :: Med Kharbach | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"From all the apps we have been reviewing for the last couple of years, the three titles below stand out from the crowd. These are very simple iPad apps that any teacher teacher can use with ease to create beautiful videos. You can use them to edit your videos the way you want. Editing include: adding soundtracks, adding photos, inserting video effects and transitions, assembling video clips,  trimming parts of your video and many more."


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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Custom, Multimedia Maps on Scribble Maps - No Account Required

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Custom, Multimedia Maps on Scribble Maps - No Account Required | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students

The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
June 3, 2015
One of the wonderful video resources we have been recommending for teachers and students is TED Ed video library on YouTube. This library features a wide variety of educational videos...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 4, 2015 8:49 AM

I want to watch every single one of them - great for answering those nagging questions that might pique an interest. 

Maralee Parker's curator insight, June 5, 2015 9:48 AM

end of year?

RebeccaMoore's curator insight, June 7, 2015 8:40 PM

This video resource offers several topics that may interest students and inspire them in their fields of study.

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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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EdTechnocation: 4 GINORMOUS Google Classroom Updates! (April 21, 2015)

EdTechnocation: 4 GINORMOUS Google Classroom Updates! (April 21, 2015) | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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As a school library media specialist, I am particularly excited about the new "Add a Co-teacher" feature!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Organizing Research with Diigo Outliner

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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - Edudemic | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.

Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies

Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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Great tips and tricks for getting the most out of your google searches.

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