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 Technology tools and tips for teachers and students
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Announcing Chat: Start Safe, Simple Conversations | The Remind Blog

Announcing Chat: Start Safe, Simple Conversations | The Remind Blog | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Follow our blog for product news, team updates, and tips for connecting with students and parents.
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Remind (formerly known as Remind101) is a free and effective tool to use for safely communicating with students and parents.

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The Educators' Guide to Infographics

The Educators' Guide to Infographics | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Sometimes when you're compiling your content for your next blog post you find that, to get your point across, you have to cover a lot of facts and figures, statistics, or tabular information, and i...
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Pictochart is super easy to use while Canva offers rich options for creating infographics.

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Documentary Addict - Watch Documentaries Online

Documentary Addict - Watch Documentaries Online | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Watch a massive collection of full-length documentaries for free online. Are you a Documentary Addict?
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This is a fantastic site for documentaries.  If you can't find a film here, also try http://www.filmsforaction.org/walloffilms/ . Might not be suitable for younger students. 

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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.
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Real world connections leads to purposeful learning.

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Megan Howe's curator insight, March 3, 12:43 PM

"The model requires a big shift from traditional school and rests on positive school culture and collaborative professional teams of teachers who are committed to the vision of the school."

As can be seen in the model, a good learning environment starts with a strong school culture. Teachers must work together in a positive environment to encourage students to WANT to learn. If experiences are made meaningful it will mean more to students.

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7 Ways Video Games Enhance Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Ways Video Games Enhance Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom
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Helping students learn from failure is a powerful contribution to their lives.  So much has been written about this concept, and here are some ways to incorporate the idea that failure isn't a bad thing, as long as you use it as a way to rethink and try again.

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The Most Useful YouTube Resources for Budding Video Producers

The Most Useful YouTube Resources for Budding Video Producers | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
You don't need a huge production budget to make YouTube videos. As the site's grown in popularity, though, you're much more likely to get noticed with better quality. Fortunately, YouTube itself has plenty of tools to help stand out and make videos worth watching.
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YouTube offers many video tools that you or your students might not know about.  

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4-Components of the Theory of Action Infographic

4-Components of the Theory of Action Infographic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
The Theory of Action Infographic by Carol Ehrlich …
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Amazing resource guide!

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Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Browse a list of resources, articles, videos, and links for exploring the connection between education and neuroscience.
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This collection of resources and ideas is another fantastic contribution from Edutopia!

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27 Reflection Strategies to Improve Your Teaching

27 Reflection Strategies to Improve Your Teaching | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
February 23, 2015
Reflection and reflexivity are two meta-cognitive processes that we constantly need to exercise in order to guarantee an effective and healthy professional and also emotional...
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THIRTEEN's Award-Winning History Game Series Mission US Launches its Fourth Virtual Adventure for Teens

THIRTEEN's Award-Winning History Game Series Mission US Launches its Fourth Virtual Adventure for Teens | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Students experience the struggle to support a family and protect workers' rights in early 1900s New York City. 'City of Immigrants' debuted February 11, 2015 on the Mission US website.
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How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic

How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
We often write about how technology can help teachers, but sometimes it’s useful to take a step back and consider how teachers influence technology.
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I like how the author breaks down suggestions for teachers based on their technology comfort level.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 23, 6:58 PM

The use of any and all technology, including digital, begins with questions. How will this tool/instrument move student learning forward?

 

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6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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I am a huge fan of Tackk and Smore.  Canva is the one I am currently exploring.

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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
The fourth annual Digital Learning Day will be on March 13, 2015. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long.
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The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius

The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitter Getting students active in the classroom is a tough task for any teacher. But there’s a silver bullet that is, quite literally, silver. It’s the Apple iPad and this expensive, silver, and engaging device is making its way into classrooms around the world. Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, …
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How Creative Teachers Make Beauty Out Of Chaos

How Creative Teachers Make Beauty Out Of Chaos | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
How Creative Teachers Make Beauty Out Of Chaos
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Creativity can get loud, whether the noise is coming from intense conversations about the process, or the calming of frustration when things don't go as planned.  This is an excellent article showing how to make the "chaos" work!

 

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14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.
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Interesting list of tools in this updated article about Math.

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A Comprehensive List of Education-related Twitter Chats for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive List of Education-related Twitter Chats for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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This is a terrific list of twitter chats. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation
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Interesting take on factors contributing to student motivation.

 

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Good visual arrangement is puts together design objects in ways that attracts attention. Learn how to achieve elegant and attractive content using whitespace and layouts here.
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Carmen Ramos's curator insight, February 26, 12:06 PM

Das hilf Studierenden, Infographiken zu erstellen. Und Dozenten auch!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Resources to Help Students Understand the Cost of Living

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Financial literacy tools.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
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When students are active participants in shaping their learning, incredible engagement and ownership occurs.

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Smart-Camera Photography: Enrich Students' Creative Writing Skills | Edudemic

Smart-Camera Photography: Enrich Students' Creative Writing Skills | Edudemic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Instead of just Snapchatting, have students do something meaningful with their pictures...Here's how....

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20 Top Pinterest Tips

20 Top Pinterest Tips | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Pinterest is an educator's dream come true because of its many options for curating and sharing ideas, displaying student work, and building a PLN.
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Pinterest is also a great place for student groups to use as a collaborative research space.

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Brilliant | Math and science explanations, examples, and practice problems.

Brilliant | Math and science explanations, examples, and practice problems. | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Brilliant - Thousands of free examples and practice problems in mathematics, physics, SAT, ACT, AP, JEE, olympiads, and more.
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Looks like a fun, challenging site for math.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 26, 11:04 PM

Website to explore a gazillion types of math problems and have fun!