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The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia

The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
To help you understand the limits of Wikipedia's reliability and credibility, we present 10 reasons you can't completely trust information on Wikipedia.
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According to Wikipedia itself, “[W]hile some articles are of the highest quality of scholarship, others are admittedly complete rubbish. … use [Wikipedia] with an informed understanding of what it is and what it isn't.”

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Free Technology for Teachers: Add Voice Comments to Google Documents With Kaizena

Free Technology for Teachers: Add Voice Comments to Google Documents With Kaizena | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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Much improved since 121 Writing.

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10 Powerful Screencasting Apps For Mobile Devices

10 Powerful Screencasting Apps For Mobile Devices | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Got a device in your classroom? These powerful screencasting apps will open up a whole new world of learning for students!

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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:04 PM

I love screencasting!

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Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games -

Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games - | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games In this age of social media, edtech, smartphones, tablets and MOOCs, software applications play a larger role than ever in...

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44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning

44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning

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QR codes offer so many possiblilites, especially as we move forward with BYOD programs. 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 30, 2013 4:22 PM

good resources....

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:12 AM

Some great ideas and resources here.

Soledad de Noriega's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:44 PM

Keep an eye on www.teachthought.com!

 

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Readability-Score.com - Free Online Readability Calculator - Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fog and more ...

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Use this tool to determine the readability level of any text. 

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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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The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students - Edudemic

The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students - Edudemic | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
There are quite a few apps you should know about. We went through and compiled dozens of the best apps for teachers who don't have time to do so themselves!
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So many apps, so little time!

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How To Make an eBook with iBooks Author Tutorial Ray Wenderlich

How To Make an eBook with iBooks Author Tutorial Ray Wenderlich | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Learn how to quickly and easily create a fun interactive eBook for the iPad in this iBooks Author Tutorial.
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Creating your own textbook for iPad has never been easier. Combine with http://bookry.com/ to easily embed widgets right into your new book. 

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Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra - The Atlantic

Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra - The Atlantic | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra
The Atlantic
After years of more or less resisting the pull of the web, both college and K-12 seem ripe to be remade for the digital age.
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Docs - Integrating Google Tools 4 Teachers

A workshop presented Colette Cassinelli, Google Certified Teacher
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Browse dozens of ideas for using Google Docs with students and staff.

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Education leaders deliver first TED Talks on PBS | TED Talks Education | PBS

Education leaders deliver first TED Talks on PBS | TED Talks Education | PBS | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Thought leaders in education, including Geoffrey Canada, Bill Gates, and Sir Ken Robinson, deliver the first-ever TED Talks on television.
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PBS and TED join forces to bring a tour de force of educational leaders to discuss what's happening and what's next in education. 

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Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology

Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
What exactly do the Common Core standards say about technology?
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Free Technology for Teachers: Add Voice Comments to Google Documents With Kaizena

Free Technology for Teachers: Add Voice Comments to Google Documents With Kaizena | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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This tool is amazing and so easy to use!

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

Via Jennifer Cowley, Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Oh so helpful hints!

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8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, September 27, 2013 4:20 PM

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Sarah Olson's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:38 AM

Creativity Tools with lots of possibility.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:43 PM

This is something I have long wanted to create.

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Librarians on the Fly: Subtext in your Classroom or Library

Librarians on the Fly: Subtext in your Classroom or Library | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

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The Best 15 iPad Apps for Teacher Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 15 iPad Apps for Teacher Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

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Tips for Teachers Who Wish to Use iPad for Classroom Activities - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tips for Teachers Who Wish to Use iPad for Classroom Activities - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

Let me share a few tips with you that will help you use iPad effectively in your classroom.


Via EdTechReview (@etr_in), John Purificati, Jim Lerman
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Free Technology for Teachers: Collaboratively Create Multimedia Documents With Lucidpress

Free Technology for Teachers: Collaboratively Create Multimedia Documents With Lucidpress | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
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Lucidpress looks like it could be a great collaboration tool to be used with our iPad pilot program.

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How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats

How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Well, it's official, you can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as ...
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Social Media's growing presence must be addressed as an important part of information literacy. 

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Multimedia Curation: Create Embeddable Video Compilations with CratePlayer

Multimedia Curation: Create Embeddable Video Compilations with CratePlayer | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Discover, collect, play, and share your favorite online media with CratePlayer.

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Alexander King's comment, May 9, 2013 8:16 PM
@wanderingsalsero: Simple. Reel Surfer and Keeeb do not allow you to have a persistant, global playlist. Also Keeeb isn't just focused on playable media.. it's a lot of different things. The "liner notes" that you are referring to are a feature that is coming soon to CratePlayer!
Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, May 10, 2013 5:04 PM

CratePlayer è una web app o un webware, come preferite, che consente la creazione di compilation audio e video dai numerosi social network e social media del web (youtube, vimeo, dailymotion, ecc.) e dai vari siti web. E' possibile farlo anche attraverso un apposito bookmarklet che consente di catturare il video desiderato in modo molto semplice.

 

E' inoltre possibile, per ogni raccolta creata, inserire una copertina, predisporre una descrizione, aggiugnere dei tag, configurarla come privata o pubblica, condividerla (Goggle+, Facebook, Twitter, ecc.), incorporarla.

 

Molto utile per la didattica in quanto consente di creare raccolte di video e/o audio da fonti diverse e su un deterimnato tema / argomento da fornire agli studenti per approfondimenti e per lo studio, senza dover fornire loro lunghe liste di  link. Utile anche come esercizio da far svolgere agli studenti fornendo loro un tema sul quale ricercare fonti audio e video da oprganizzare e integrare in una raccolta

 

per ulteriori informazioni: https://www.crateplayer.com

 

FAQ: https://www.crateplayer.com/about/faq

 

Esempi: https://www.crateplayer.com/crates

unspy's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:57 PM

Taking "Fair Use" to the next level... CratePlayer is a web app which allows you to create compilations of video (and audio) clips coming from all your social media accounts as well as from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Soundcloud or from any other website (a standard bookmarklet allows to easily grab video and audio content you find on the web.)

 

While it is not possible to upload your own files, it is possible to apply a visual cover, a description and relevant tags to each collection, which can be set to "private" or "public" depending on your needs. Furthermore you can invite additional persons to contribute to curate a specific collection.

 

Final collections can be easily shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, via email, or can be embedded on any web site or blog.

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Best of School Tools: Q1 2013

Best of School Tools: Q1 2013 | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

Here's a rundown of the best school tools from the first quarter of 2013. These are the tools that had you clicking, sharing, and tweeting away.


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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, May 6, 2013 4:08 PM

Whoo Hoo! Google Lit Trips makes the list.

 

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 21, 2013 11:37 AM

A fun collection (and applicable to learning) of integrated tools!

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Google Play for Education: Google goes after Apple’s K-12 stranglehold with cheap apps, tablets

Google Play for Education: Google goes after Apple’s K-12 stranglehold with cheap apps, tablets | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Today at its I/O event, Google announced Google Play for Education: A version of the Play store that is aimed and curated for young kids.

 

"Applications that are in the Play for Education store are sorted by age and genre. So, users can find math-based applications that are appropriate for their kindergartener, who wants to learn more math.

 

"However, what is most interesting about Play for Education is the ability for administrators to send out applications to their entire tablet fleet. So, if a school wants to send an app to their 200 Nexus 7 devices, they can do so, by simply inputting the group’s name. The app will be pushed out by Google."


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Alex Wade's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:42 AM

It seems as if the ongoing battle between Google and Apple knows no limits.

Silvia Gallardo-Martin's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:52 AM

This is a lovely tool for those having to teach younger learners

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:59 PM

Thank you for sharing

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Understanding Web 2.0 Embed Codes - Teach Amazing!

Understanding Web 2.0 Embed Codes - Teach Amazing! | Tech Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Understanding Web 2.0 Embed Codes - Check out Teach Amazing for educational technology, web 2.0, and great tips to teach amazing!

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Simple tips help you embed html codes onto your site. 

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