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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, 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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10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers really like the ability to display their iPad or their students'
iPads on a projector screen. Projecting on a large screen is great for
demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are
several ways this can be done in the classroom. Read the post for more
information and for a handy chart.
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Why has it taken me so long to discover this???

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25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

25+ apps to make your everyday life easier | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs -- and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale confe...
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Who doesn't want to make your everyday life easier? You'll be headed to the app store before you finish reading this post.

 

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Cindy Peters's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:39 AM

Will be checking some of these out for sure!

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10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

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"We’ve heard from a few of you that your concerns lie in the privacy arena. Since sharing photos that may be of students in your classroom should obviously be a concern – make sure your classroom account is private. You can choose to have a single account for your class, which would be the ‘safest’ way of approaching these privacy concerns. The teacher should be the only one who can vet followers – and they should only be associated with the class (parents, students, other classes in your school). Using a group hashtag for a particular project or theme is a good way to keep track of what they’re doing, eg: #edudemicclassproject14.

 

"The handy infographic below takes a look at ten different ways you can put Instagram to use in your classroom. Have you used it in other ways?"


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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:47 PM

This is a pet peeve of mine--schools are still not teaching kids how to do this properly, with disastrous results. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, these lessons will help them use the Internet more effectively (and responsibly) for research projects. 

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Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures

Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

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Great photos (free of copyright restrictions). Excellent for writing prompts.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 30, 2014 5:53 PM

dowload immediatly awesome free picturas from Gratisography

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Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

4twenty2's curator insight, June 12, 2014 4:15 AM

Fantastic resource with some great images - easy to use, brilliant for innovative presentations or compelling blogs!

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By: When & How to Cite Social Media: A Student Guide | Honors Grad U

By: When & How to Cite Social Media: A Student Guide | Honors Grad U | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
[…] The TeachByte graphic below is an excellent general guide for both MLA and APA citations.  However, as anyone who has done any research knows, certain instances can get more complicated than general guidelines.
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The Popular Animoto Video Maker is Now Available for iPad

The Popular Animoto Video Maker is Now Available for iPad | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

May 23, 2014
Animoto, one of  the most popular presentation and video creation tools online, has recently released Animoto app for iPad. Using this new app, you will be able to create video...


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Yay! Animoto for iPad!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 23, 2014 12:50 PM

Good news for schools going to iPad technology and BYOT. Animoto videos are fun, creative, and easy to make. Having an iPad app makes it that much more versatile!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 23, 2014 10:33 PM

Thx Susan Grigsby!

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STEM Education: Over 25 STEAM Links Filled With Resources and ...

STEM Education: Over 25 STEAM Links Filled With Resources and ... | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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Great STEM resources for the k12 classroom.

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
February 16, 2014
Knowing how to develop a bibliography and cite the resources you drew on  in your research papers are two elemental skills for any student researcher. Correct and accurate...

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So many ways to create bibliographies these days. We subscribe to EasyBib's School Edition, but I like the idea of teaching students to try out more than one tool. 

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Jan Watts's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:13 PM

It is essential that students are able to cite the sources of their information. These tools are great support for this....

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 2014 12:49 PM

Excellent collection of tools for teachers and students. I will include these in my campaign to get teachers to ask students to cite.

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Roundup of Open Education Resources for Common Core | Digital Learning Environments

Roundup of Open Education Resources for Common Core | Digital Learning Environments | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Open education resources or OER for short, are educational resources that have been developed by educators to be shared in the public domain through licenses such as Creative Commons. Some OER resources provide teachers with flexible and high quality tools that help support their changes in instruction and practice in their transition to the Common Core Standards. With these licenses, OER materials can be reused, remixed, or redistributed for new educational purposes and provide an excellent source of meaningful standards-based activities for K-12 teachers.

 

"This article is a roundup of OER links and communities where educators can find appropriate and vetted materials to help make the shift to Common Core."

 

- See more at: http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/web_tools/roundup_open_education_resources_common_core#sthash.SRNHB0WJ.dpuf


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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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LoyalBooks.com

LoyalBooks.com | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Thousands of free audio books to read on iPhone, Android, Kindle and more. Download mp3s, get previews, browse categories and search for your favorite free audio book. Download and enjoy a book today!
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Learning Never Stops: 9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students

Learning Never Stops: 9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
 Since its creation, Code.org’s mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 11, 2014 3:40 PM

Anyone interested in coding or in participating in Hour of Code should take a look. Falls right into the call for more STEM and authentic learning programs!

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6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together | Edudemic

6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together | Edudemic | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

posted by Katie Lepi

 

"Below are six TED Talks that each address different aspects of education. You may look at some of the titles and think “that’s not ‘my’ issue”, but each one carries an important message and is worth the few minutes it will take to watch. These talks will both get you thinking about different issues, and will make you proud, angry, sad, excited, and inspired all at the same time."


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Cindy Peters's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:40 AM

Six great TED talks for teachers and students.

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Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education… Over 20 Essential Resources ...

Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education… Over 20 Essential Resources ... | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

Favorite Apps
Best Practices
Engaging Activities




There are many resources from Edutopia and across the Web for middle school teachers who are integrating iPads in their cl

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t
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This is a great collection of tools. I particularly like the topic breakdown (with topics such as "Formative Assessment" and "Written Expression").
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By: How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats | The Library Muse

By: How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats | The Library Muse | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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The need to cite social media is becoming more and more common. 

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New Learning Times : Article Newsela

New Learning Times : Article Newsela | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

by Demetri Lales

 

"Newsela strives to complete two learning goals: the first is helping students improve their reading comprehension skills, and the second is teaching students about current events. The different Lexile levels open up the platform to a broad range of students who can manually adjust to the level that is right for them. Young students may find the ability to lower the Lexile level very valuable. It could enable them to understand current news more easily. Teachers may find the combinations of quizes and articles useful for testing students' reading comprehension levels."


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Terrific resource for current events and close reading. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."


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Louis Levy's curator insight, February 9, 2014 5:05 AM

Intéressante ressource.

Jeannie Proulx-Gignac's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:50 AM

Une excellente initiative! Très utiles comme supports visuels en histoire!

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:13 PM

First the Getty Museum and now this! It's raining CC photo images!

No excuse kiddos for just going to Google image search!  W00t!