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Slidedocs - spread ideas with effective visual documents

Slidedocs - spread ideas with effective visual documents | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

Slidedocs help you spread your smart thinking by combining visual communications with short chunks of written copy. Their scannable nature makes them great pre-read, reference, and leave-behind materials. Their modularity makes it easy for people to incorporate your ideas into their own communications. And these features together make slidedocs the perfect companion to both written documents and presentations.


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I want to use this with my GT students.

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Don Karp's curator insight, February 28, 2014 6:53 PM

Although addressed to organizational development at the corporate level, I can see many uses for the solopreneur. Very comprehensive and free.

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downloadable free e-book

Slidedocs describes a new approach to presenting your ideas as readable documents that have been created using presentation software.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, May 10, 2014 1:13 PM

I am looking for applications to build student portfolios and this looks like a good one :-)

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6 Ways to Promote Data-Driven Instruction in K-12 Schools - Getting Smart by Guest Author - data, data-driven instruction, instruction, K-12

6 Ways to Promote Data-Driven Instruction in K-12 Schools - Getting Smart by Guest Author - data, data-driven instruction, instruction, K-12 | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
By: Jason Lange. The push for data-driven instruction has been widespread since the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, which was signed into law in 2002. Yet the number of individual classrooms regularly practicing DDI remains startlingly low. It would be easy to blame teachers for the slow adoption rates, citing a supposed “fear of data,” but the true reasons are actually more complex.
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Our favorite Project Based Learning Resources | Powerful Learning Practice

Our favorite Project Based Learning Resources | Powerful Learning Practice | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"As the world is becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools.

 

"We recently tackled the hot topic of Project Based Learning in a free webinar we offered during Connected Educator Month. We’d like to share this recording with you! The free recording for the webinar session is here.

 

"We’ve also put together a full page of curated resources about PBL for you here."


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Free Printable! "Get to Know You" activity for the first week of school! Updated for this school year.

Free Printable! "Get to Know You" activity for the first week of school! Updated for this school year. | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

Free Printable! "Get to Know You" activity for the first week of school! Updated for this school year. Includes a blank so you can make your own! | See more about design homes, worksheets and students.


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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

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Google Apps Meets Common Core Online Resources - Google Drive

Google Apps Meets Common Core Online ResourcesChapter 1 Common Core State Standards and Technologyd TechnologyChapter 2 Google Apps for Educationfor EducationChapter 3 GmailChapter 4 DocumentsChapter 5 PresentationsChapter 6 SpreadsheetsChapter 7 FormsChapter 8 DrawingsChapter 9 CalendarChapter. 10 DriveChapter. 11 Even MoreResource Link


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Voki on Glogster

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Is there a way to embed a Voki on Glogster?  This is a very common question that we get from teachers! Unfortunately, the answer is no, you can’t embed a Voki on Glogster. But, we found a different way...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:55 PM

If you love Glogster for creating presentations and if you wish to insert a Voki "speaker" in your presentation, here is the way how you can do it.

The post gives you clear step-by-step instructions how it can be done. This may be particularly appealing to younger students.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 2, 2013 5:42 PM

For inserting voice in your Glogster presentations

Michelle's curator insight, October 14, 2014 10:03 PM

An article on Voki. 

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School Signs

School Signs | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

This is a lovely collection of inspirational and motivating classroom posters. Download them as a PDF to print.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Displays+%26+Posters


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Carol Thomson's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:33 AM

some good stuff here.

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Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition

Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition! Over the past 3 years, the Glogster Team has watched education technology become a revolution in the way that we think about the roles of teachers and students. ...

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Sandra Forzley's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:34 AM

Great way for students to display their work #ocsb #21 century learning #edtech

Sandra Forzley's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:06 AM
Kids love it!  #ocsb #21 century learning #edtech
College Monstor's curator insight, July 19, 2013 12:20 PM

This is a good news for Glogster students!!

A very usefull program to enhance the knowledge of Glogster student's.

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My Favourite Scientist

My Favourite Scientist | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

This is a great video site showing the life and careers of famous scientists. Find out about Richard Feynman, Rosalind Franklin, Gregor Mendel and even Mister Spock in interviews with scientists in their field today.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science

 

 


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A great tool for research TEKS and for the GT students.

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DreamBox Teacher Tools

DreamBox Teacher Tools | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

A beautifully designed set of 20+ maths whiteboard resources aimed at primary aged students. There are resources about addition, multiplying fractions, number lines and more.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths

 

 


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All about Math, a must share with the teachers at school

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Jiyoon Jane Kim's curator insight, May 15, 2015 3:28 AM

Dream box teacher tools- provides interactive fraction games and worksheets for teachers and students. Fractions on a number line is an abstract representation that pushes students from conventional area/discrete model of fractions. “Through this process students face difficulty in recognising fractions as “number” because they are used to part-whole relationship” (Wong, 2013, p.15). Therefore it is useful to use this game as Goodwin (2008) suggests that “multimedia learning through the provision of dynamic, visual representations allows more ludic depiction of mathematical concepts” (p.103) that are often hard to teach just using the whiteboard.

This scoop focuses on this particular game “Ordering fractions on a number line 0-2.” This game builds on the previous game “equivalence” as the number line goes beyond 1 and improper fractions are introduced. This aligns with the syllabus “place halves, thirds and quarters on number lines that extend beyond 1” (NSW BOS, 2012, p.142).

Since this games involves improper fractions it is suitable as a whole class game using the IWB however, competent students are welcome to play the game independently. Another reason for a whole class approach is that the teacher can ask questions such as “why did you place that fraction on that line?” and allow students to “recognise and explain the relationship between the value of a unit fraction and its denominator (Communicating, Reasoning)” (NSW BOS, 2012, p.142). Considering the pedagogy behind teaching fractions (i.e. identifying and recognising the relationship between numerator and denominator) this resource should be used under the teacher’s control to a certain extent.

 

References:

 

New South Wales Board of Studies. (2012). Mathematics K-10 Syllabus. Sydney: Author.

 

Wong, M. (2013). Identifying Fractions on a number line. APMC, 18(3), 13-19.

Brooke Alicia Culley's curator insight, October 24, 2015 3:03 AM

This allows teachers to introduce more technology resources in the classroom. Children can develop and build on existing digital skills.

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A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning (RT @TeachThought: 50 Ideas For Project-Based Learning Units http://t.co/ZgI3EUncKM #pblchat #edchat)...


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11 signs that technology is a key part of education

11 signs that technology is a key part of education | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

The current trend of education technology is nothing to sneeze at. There are iPads and Android devices popping up in classrooms around the world.


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Slidedocs - spread ideas with effective visual documents

Slidedocs - spread ideas with effective visual documents | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

Slidedocs help you spread your smart thinking by combining visual communications with short chunks of written copy. Their scannable nature makes them great pre-read, reference, and leave-behind materials. Their modularity makes it easy for people to incorporate your ideas into their own communications. And these features together make slidedocs the perfect companion to both written documents and presentations.


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Elaine Wright's insight:

I want to use this with my GT students.

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Don Karp's curator insight, February 28, 2014 6:53 PM

Although addressed to organizational development at the corporate level, I can see many uses for the solopreneur. Very comprehensive and free.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 8, 2014 3:54 PM

downloadable free e-book

Slidedocs describes a new approach to presenting your ideas as readable documents that have been created using presentation software.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, May 10, 2014 1:13 PM

I am looking for applications to build student portfolios and this looks like a good one :-)

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7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

The core concept behind effective instruction is differentiation and adaptation particularly now that technology and digital media is taking over every facet of our life. Being able and ready to adapt your teaching methods to your students emerging learning needs is the key to a successful teaching career. Adaptation requires  thinking analytically about what goes on when students are engaged in learning. Some get the point so rapidly without the need for exhaustive explanations but others are slow learners and call for longer time.


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Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:07 AM

Oh, this is just brilliant!

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5 Pinterest-like education sites worth trying out

5 Pinterest-like education sites worth trying out | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
All of these sites focus on learning and curation, but could one of them really be the "Pinterest of education"?

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EdCanvas looks promising. I started a canvas on the Flipped Classroom. There are links on the site that search YouTube, Google and other educational sites. Dragging and dropping whatever you find onto your canvas is simple. EdClip can be used by students. 

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MAría Rosa Arias's curator insight, July 12, 2013 2:37 PM

Buenas herramientas para curación de contenidos

Coletta P. Kahn's comment, July 26, 2013 12:26 AM
Nice...!!
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Remove Any Image Background With Clipping Magic

Remove Any Image Background With Clipping Magic | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Clipping Magic is a free web app for quickly and easily removing image backgrounds.

When using images for PowerPoint presentations, blog posts and other projects, one may require removing their background so that they may blend in with the colors of your presentation slide, blog or canvas.  However, removing a background image isn’t easy and being a PRO at PhotoShop is not possible for everyone.


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Ms. Corri's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:28 PM

This will make presentations more fun :-)

Ra's curator insight, July 21, 2013 5:21 PM

Add to the resources folder, just in case. 

NikMak's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:39 AM

Καταπληκτικό εργαλείο! Πιο γρήγορα δεν γίνεται! 

 

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Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

"I have been recently posting about teacher's professional development using web technologies and each time I do I would get emails asking for the tools I use personally.  I compiled a list of the top 8 platforms I use almost daily for expanding my knowledge and staying updated about the topics that interest me the most.

 Being a graduate researcher in the field of educational technology and from my own experience of several years  blogging in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I highly recommend the tools below and I personally view them as the most important platforms for growing professionally."


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:05 PM

Using social media is an excellent way of improving a teacher's knowledge and understanding of particular teaching methods and ideas and of connecting with other teachers in order to build a network to help professional learning.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:56 PM

Professional Development

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:50 AM

You may want to look and see if there is a tool you aren't using and might like to try for professional development.

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WereBox

WereBox | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

A fun problem solving logic game which will get your class thinking. Click on the Wereboxes to change their shape to clear the red shapes from the screen. My class love it!

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Educational+Games


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This looks like fun for my morning Monster Math Club to try out.

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Popcorn Maker

Popcorn Maker | Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

This is a great video creation tool, where you can mix online videos from YouTube and other video sites with images, text, Twitter feeds, Google Maps, Wikipedia and more. You can then share your mashup online.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams

 


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Need to take time to try this app out before sharing this

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Amélie Silvert's comment, May 11, 2013 12:32 PM
sometimes challenging but a nice tool. Thanks
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 11, 2013 7:56 PM

Great for media and English mash ups.