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List of academic databases and search engines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of academic databases and search engines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page contains a representative list of major databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles.

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I appreciate the information relating to fees, if any, in order to use various search engines.  Nice list of resources.

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Weavly - Easily create GIF and video mashups!

Weavly - Easily create GIF and video mashups! | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Weavly is an easy and fun tool for creating stunning GIF and video mashups online. Give it a try on weavly.com!
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This looks like a fun alternative to some of the other video mash-up sites.  Create a free EDU account.  The site promises to keep basic features free forever, with the possibility of having additional premium features in the future.

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Groupiful - Project management made easy.

Groupiful - Project management made easy. | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Groupiful is a project management application for teams and businesses. Groupiful keeps you organized so you can spend your time on work that matters.
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I like the features of this group management site.  Visually appealing and practical.  Free to use, but upgrades are also available.

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Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel

The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel
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Updated list of tools/apps to use.  The article includes a link to a clickable PDF of the wheel. 

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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015
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Challenge yourself to try one app a week and see what happens!

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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.
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As a Speech Communications teacher of many years, I find this article to contain simple, yet effective techniques for improving face-to-face conversations.  Many of our students are so tuned into texting as a means of communication that they simply aren't equipped to carry on a "regular" conversation! 

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Edutopia's Top 10 for 2014

Edutopia's Top 10 for 2014 | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
By the numbers, our community was all about tips and strategies in 2014, even as members' thoughtful, passionate conversations exploded across our social media channels.
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List of worthy Edutopia articles!

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 12, 2:20 PM

Revisit Edutopia's most accessed articles for 2014.

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Online Tools

Online Tools | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Web 2.0 tools and online utilities have become more full-featured and useful over the years.  Here are some links to various online tools to help both teaching and learning. The online tools all...
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Kathy Schrock's guide to Web 2.0 tools is a fantastic, yet not overwhelming list of helpful tools.

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4 Powerful Apps for Creating Mind Maps on Chromebooks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Powerful Apps for Creating Mind Maps on Chromebooks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Easy to use tools that work on Chromebooks and other devices, too.

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New Visual: 25 Success Features Characterizing 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Visual: 25 Success Features Characterizing 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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How to use education technology with the Socratic method

How to use education technology with the Socratic method | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
There is a large focus in education to try out the hottest teaching trends, best education technology, and basically do whatever others are doing. Your colleague down the hall is doing project-based learning? Why not you! Your parents say you should flip your classroom? Terrific! But sometimes you need to go back to one of …
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Brief article with a few tools to use with Socrative activities.

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It is interesting that some i.e. Biesta, Gadamer, and Ranciere indicated Socratic dialogue is circular and brings us back to what the questioner wants to hear as an answer.

 

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the
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Although many of these tools are free to use initially, there are some that will want you to pay a fee to download, etc.  I like the suggestions and cautions mentioned in the article.

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MathDisk Home | Exponential Learning

MathDisk Home | Exponential Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Build Interactive Mathematical Worksheets
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This is a great free site for creating interactive math work.  Use online, or download apps from Google Play or ITunes Apps. 

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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Glean — Find the best videos in education for you | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework
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Many math and science videos, free for you and your students to use. 

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The Power of Digital Story

The Power of Digital Story | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Teachers can use their students' world of digital media to nurture the listening, sharing, and persuasion that have long been part of oral and written storytelling.
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Article includes possible tools students can use to create their stories.

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Book Trailers for Readers - home

Book Trailers for Readers - home | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Wonderful site with book trailers and instructions on how to have students make their own book trailers.  Such a cool alternative to the traditional  book report!

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Reflection, Conversation, and Socratic Spaces

Reflection, Conversation, and Socratic Spaces | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Deepen students' reflective process by offering them different perspectives from which they can empathize, ask questions, and relate the answers to the world they know.
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6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom | Edudemic

6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom | Edudemic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Interesting list of technologies for the classroom. 

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All My 2014 "Best" Lists -- So Far -- In One Place

All My 2014 "Best" Lists -- So Far -- In One Place | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
I've got a quite a few more year-end "Best" lists to publish this month, but I thought that readers might find this beginning compilation useful. I'll continue to add links here to upcoming ones, t...
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One of my favorite blogs for suggestions!  Larry Ferlazzo's list of "Best Sites for...."  for 2014.

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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube
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I really appreciate this list of tools.  If you haven't tried QuietTube yet, please do!  It is a site that will clean up the ads and suggestions to provide a more classroom friendly link.  I know that often times there are suggestions on YouTube that are better than what we were originally viewing, so I suggest doing your video searching when you are not projecting to a classroom  full of students!

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Listening Dyads Can Transform Your Team

Listening Dyads Can Transform Your Team | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Dyadic communication paired with Constructivist Listening presents a unique, healthy way for teachers to integrate their emotional selves with their professional selves.
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Another wonderful article about creating teams that are successful.

 

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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Excellent reflective questions to contemplate.

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Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.
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Another fantastic list of resources from Edutopia.

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