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 Technology tools and tips for teachers and students
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Mural.ly

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Speed up your creative process. Collaborative online walls that help you organize your ideas. Get your thoughts down fast and gather all your insights in one place.
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Students seem to enjoy using this collaborative tool.  I have also seen kids use this as a presentation tool.

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The U.S. Presidency | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

The U.S. Presidency | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it

Explore the rich history and the institution of the U.S. Presidency—from George Washington to Barack Obama. Understand the duties and powers of the President of the United States and the First Lady, gather important background information with our Presidential biographies, and engage with videos and primary sources that place you back in time at some of the most pivotal turning points in American history.

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Welcome // | DiRT Directory

The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.

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This is a very helpful, nicely organized collection of tools.

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Group Brainstorming Tools | Home - GroupMap

Group Brainstorming Tools | Home - GroupMap | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
GroupMap's easy and effective online group brainstorming tools with visual templates puts your ideas against everyone's ideas on one single unique platform.
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Free tool with options to upgrade.

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Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.
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We just had an inservice feature information from Understanding By Design and DoK.  Wonderful suggestions in this article.

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8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic

8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
There are many reasons a student can lose focus in school. It can be bad grades that will discourage them to be inactive and to rebel. It can be the environment that can be stifling and suffocating for the students. It can be the fact that many of them don’t find it easy to see …
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Learning Registry | sharing what we know

Learning Registry | sharing what we know | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Resources galore!

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Teachinghistory.org

Teachinghistory.org | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it

National History Education Clearinghouse site. 

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Choose your interest or select grade level to find resources.

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HelloTalk Language Exchange - Learn English Chinese Mandarin Korean Japanese Spanish German French Italian Russian Arabic App

HelloTalk Language Exchange - Learn English Chinese Mandarin Korean Japanese Spanish German French Italian Russian Arabic App | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
The 1st Language Exchange Social Networking App in the worldFind native speakers of the language you are learning locally or worldwideHelp each other learn foreign language through text and voice language exchangeShare photos with your language partner about your life and home country culturePractice constantly and you will be amazed that language learning can be fun!

The best way to learn a foreign language is to practice with real people. If you are a native English speaker learning Chinese Mandarin, ideally you would want to meet native Chinese speakers learning English.

HelloTalk is the first mobile app in the world that does just that.

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Free app, dual platform with in-app upgrades.

 

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Earth Science - Activities/Labs

Earth Science - Activities/Labs | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Many lessons and activities.

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EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it

EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
First hand accounts, illustrated with vintage photos, original radio broadcasts.
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Wonderful collection of information, including audio "voices."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Fasten Seat Belts 2 - Videos for Learning About Cultural Norms

Free Technology for Teachers: Fasten Seat Belts 2 - Videos for Learning About Cultural Norms | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Library of Congress Home | Library of Congress

Library of Congress Home | Library of Congress | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
The Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.
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Library of Congress...incredible free resources!

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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher
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I  looked at # 6, and yes, I do this, and yes, it is just a little bit sad!

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How to Connect Your Edmodo Account - Tackk

How to Connect Your Edmodo Account - Tackk | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Our newly launched Emodo login allows teachers to connect their existing Tackk account to Edmodo, or login for the first time. Follow the steps below based on your account.
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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.
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9 Amazing Resources to Promote Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

9 Amazing Resources to Promote Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Amazing resources for teachers and parents to promote internet safety and digital citizenship inside and outside the classroom.
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Helpful collection of resources for digital literacy.

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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project suggests three methods for teaching critical thinking skills and smart media consumption habits to a generation growing up in a climate of information overload.
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Literacy in the Digital Age

Literacy in the Digital Age | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
I have identified thirteen literacies that our students need to become well-rounded 21st-century citizens. These literacies are not taught as separate literacies but are taught across the content...
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Comprehensive list of links and reference materials relating to DAL.

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Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.
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Believe in a more brilliant world. | TestTube

Believe in a more brilliant world. | TestTube | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
TestTube, a Discovery Digital network, inspires you to believe in a more brilliant world. Watch videos including DNews, Jason Silva, Scam School, Laci Green and more.
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Interesting!

 

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Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

Arts Integration: Resource Roundup | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
All points of arts integration -- from implementation in the classroom and engaging students, to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blogs, articles, and videos.
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The World War II Multimedia Database | For the 72 Million

The World War II Multimedia Database | For the 72 Million | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

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Adding the Grit Scale to School Data

Adding the Grit Scale to School Data | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
By adding Angela Duckworth's 12-item grit scale to the standard assessments, one school is investigating the possibility of measuring and teaching its students grit.
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The 12-item grit scale is an interesting way of obtaining insight about our students.

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