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 ImageCodr Helps You Create Correct Image Citations (Free Technology for Teachers)

 ImageCodr Helps You Create Correct Image Citations (Free Technology for Teachers) | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: A New Version of Google Sites is Coming

Free Technology for Teachers: A New Version of Google Sites is Coming | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
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I have used Google Sites for my SEL Progress Monitoring Using Google Forms Website.  I can't wait to see what changes are made: https://sites.google.com/site/selprogressmonitoring/

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4 Google Apps for Education Updates You Might Have Missed This Week @rbyrne #dailysswscoop

4 Google Apps for Education Updates You Might Have Missed This Week @rbyrne #dailysswscoop | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
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Google keeps things coming. I wonder how the Q & A feature works in slides.  Can't wait to check out the video!
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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.
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Facebook Group for SSW Association Webmasters, Bloggers and Social Media Folks

Facebook Group for SSW Association Webmasters, Bloggers and Social Media Folks | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
This is a Facebook Group for people involved in School Social Work Association Websites, Blogs, and Social Media. Other types of social work webmasters and bloggers are welcome.
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This is a group designed to help social work webmasters and those involved in digital media to become connected.   The purpose is to share ideas and resources to increase school social worker engagement. 
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Free Technology for Teachers: Protecting Your Passwords and Creating Strong Passwords

Free Technology for Teachers: Protecting Your Passwords and Creating Strong Passwords | Technology Tips | Scoop.it

Creating a strong password is a good first step to protecting your email and social media accounts from being hacked. But that's just the first step. To really protect your account there are some additional steps you should take like using two-factor authentication. In their most recent videoCommon Craft explains how to protect your online accounts. Click here to watch the video or you can view it embedded below.

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Some good thoughts on passwords.  

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How to add a Menu Bar to Blogger ... with Drop Downs

How to add a Menu Bar to Blogger ... with Drop Downs | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
YES! It IS possible to add a drop down menu bar in Blogger! I'll show you how step=by-step! Another great tutorial from Ro LIttle at HowToBlogDesign.com
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This is an awesome site for Blogger tips.

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How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions

How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
Classroom technologies such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and wireless internet access offer exciting opportunities to enhance and deepen the learning process. However, using technology in the classroom can also bring multiple distractions to students. Without your proactive supervision, students might access games, web pages, and social networking sites as you deliver instruction.

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Do you have digital rules for technology for your office, classroom or school?  Here are some good ideas.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, September 2, 2015 9:10 AM

Here are some tips just in time for back to school regarding electronic devices.

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Rules and regulations are crucial for having a focused classroom which is surrounded by technology.  Keeping the learners focused on the material is a way of delivering content obtaining an optimal response from the students.  This article shows some good ways of implementing this in the classroom scene.  Following ethical options that have the instructor focused on facilitating the delivery of content using technology, and less worried about always having challenges with learners not engaged. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Handle Your Email More Efficiently With These Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: Handle Your Email More Efficiently With These Tools | Technology Tips | Scoop.it

Like most people, I have a love-hate relationship with my email inbox. As soon as it gets close to empty, it fills up again. I'm sure you can relate.

 While I'm still not the best at handling my email efficiently, I do have a few tools that have helped me become a little more efficient.  Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome is a convenient Chrome extension that I've recently started using. The extension enables me to create keyboard shortcuts for words and phrases that I frequently use in emails. In the video embedded below I provide a short overview of how this helpful Chrome extension works.
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Good resource for your virtual library.

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Files 101: When to use JPEG, GIF, & PNG [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

Files 101: When to use JPEG, GIF, & PNG [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
Get you best practices hat on, it's time to learn what you've been doing wrong.
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Nice reference page.

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.
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A nice tour through Google tools.  While it's not a step by step guide, it does give some new tools and ideas that I haven't heard of before.

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8 Creative Uses of Google Drawings You Shouldn’t Ignore

8 Creative Uses of Google Drawings You Shouldn’t Ignore | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
Did you ever click the bright red "New" button inside your Google Drive? Google Drawings isn't at the forefront of tools. The limelight is reserved for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But let's do a reawakening of sorts and click on More to go to the "neglected" siblings. We have seen the usefulness of Google Forms. It's time…
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This is a good resource to add to your Google tools library.

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5 Creative Ways Schools Can Use Google Forms (That Aren’t Surveys) | The Gooru

5 Creative Ways Schools Can Use Google Forms (That Aren’t Surveys) | The Gooru | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
Google Forms is an often overlooked product in the Google Apps Suite. I can see why, who likes to spend their time filling out surveys? But as is the case (…) Read more
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Good uses for a classroom. 

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The Cloud is Your Friend [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

The Cloud is Your Friend [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
Almost everyone who uses the internet uses the cloud, wittingly or no, but it seems that few people actually know what it is.
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This infographic helps understand the cloud better and why people would use it.  Security is also addressed.
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How to Browse a Facebook Page Without Logging Into an Account (Free Tech for Teachers)

How to Browse a Facebook Page Without Logging Into an Account (Free Tech for Teachers) | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
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This is a handy tip to keep in your back pocket.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Google Apps Tutorial Videos @rbyrne  #dailysswscoop

Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Google Apps Tutorial Videos @rbyrne  #dailysswscoop | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
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Always good to have book marked. Thanks @rbyrne
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Practical Education Tech Handbook @rmbyrne

Practical Education Tech Handbook @rmbyrne | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
A digital handbook on technology integration. Click here to get on the email list and be the first to know when an updated version becomes available. Click here for ten charts comparing popular e
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This resource guide has a number of APPs and tools that can be used with your students, fellow educators and parents. 
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Free Technology for Teachers: Print Posters With Almost Any Printer

Free Technology for Teachers: Print Posters With Almost Any Printer | Technology Tips | Scoop.it

Block Posters is a web-based tool to which you can upload a high quality graphic then divide it into letter-sized chunks for printing. Print out each section and put them together on a poster board to make your own poster.

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This looks like a helpful tool- especially for educators. 

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 20, 1:38 AM

כלי להדפסה של פוסטריםן באמצעות חלוקה שלהם למקטעים הניתנים להדפסה במדפבת רגילה על נייר סטנדרטי כך שניתן להרכבי מהם לבסוף את הפוסטר המקורי

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the Google Drive Templates Gallery

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the Google Drive Templates Gallery | Technology Tips | Scoop.it

The Google Drive templates gallery is a good place to find designs for slides, documents, and spreadsheets. As someone who gets frustrated by manipulating spreadsheets, I find the Sheets templates to be particularly useful. The Docs and Slides templates are also helpful when I need inspiration for layouts and color schemes. In the short video embedded below I provide an overview of how to access and use the Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides templates.

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This has a demonstration video included. Good for reference.  Thanks @rmbyrne  

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Quickly get insights on a spreadsheet using Explore - Docs editors Help

Quickly get insights on a spreadsheet using Explore - Docs editors Help | Technology Tips | Scoop.it
You can see automatic charts and analysis based on the data in your spreadsheet using the Explore feature. Find patterns in your data and add the charts directly to your spreadsheet.
See charts &
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Not sure on application yet, but want to have saved. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today

Free Technology for Teachers: The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today | Technology Tips | Scoop.it

In The Practical Ed Tech Handbook you will find resources arranged in seven categories; communication with students & parents, web search strategies, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, backchannels & informal assessment, and digital portfolios.

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This guide gives a number of suggestions and resources for using digital resources in your practice. A great resource!

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Guide to Blogging and Examples of Classroom Blogs

Free Technology for Teachers: A Guide to Blogging and Examples of Classroom Blogs | Technology Tips | Scoop.it

his is a pretty This morning at the ISLMA Conference I gave a short presentation on blogs and social media for teachers and school leaders. There were a few folks who expressed interest in coming to the session, but weren't able to attend so I promised to post the highlights here.

Embedded below you should see my 90 page guide to using Blogger. The guide covers everything from starting your first blog to privacy settings to editing your blog's layout. The guide also includes a glossary of terms frequently used in blogging.Click here to download the guide.

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This is a pretty comprehensive guide to blogging. It has how-to's and many ideas for professional and student engagement There are so many options.  Have you ever thought about creating a professional or student BLOG?  Maybe this year will be when you will start.

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Google Forms Tutorial

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This has some nice graphics and screen shots for using Google Forms.  I always recommend sketching your form out ahead of time and making sure you know what you want it to look like. 

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Google Safety Center - Good Tips for Parents

Google Safety Center - Good Tips for Parents | Technology Tips | Scoop.it

Google's Safety Center offers parents good advice on keeping their kids safe online. Much of the information provided in the Safety Center is focused on things like privacy settings, search filters, and Android app management. The information on settings and filters is complemented with advice on talking to kids about responsible online behaviors. That advice comes from organizations including Common Sense Media, iKeep Safe, and OnGuard Online.

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50+ Google Tools Tutorial Videos

50+ Google Tools Tutorial Videos | Technology Tips | Scoop.it

Earlier today I conducted three webinars about various Google tools for teachers. Each of those webinars was only thirty minutes long so there wasn't a lot of time for individual questions. Since the webinars ended I've had a bunch of emails from folks looking for more instruction. My playlist of Google tools tutorials currently has more than 50 videos covering topics like Google Sites, Blogger, YouTube tricks, Google Calendar settings, and Google Drive features. The playlist can be found here or you can view it as embedded below.

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Always good to have these types of lists handy to assist when you don't know how to use a tool.

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 20, 1:39 AM

מבחר סרטוני הדרכה לכלי גוגל