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iBioSeminars: Free biology videos online

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iBioSeminars: Free biology videos online
The world's leaders in biology present lectures that start with broad introductions and then progress to research questions and experiments.
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Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos

Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos
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Fantastic site to help students learn about writing.  Games, word manipulations, prompts, samples and more will help cure writer's block.  Give yourself time to explore this site.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Citeligher is an incredible tool! 

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The Power of Performance Assessments

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Education is, of course, about so much more than filling minds with facts and figures. Teachers everywhere know that education is about developing minds for all kinds of future experiences: college,
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Well written article explaining the process and need for performance assessments.

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Untitled Song — Soundation Studio

Powerful, free audio recording and editing  software.  

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Incredible free program for recording and editing sound!

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Sweet Search: A Search Engine for Students; Social Studies Search

Sweet Search:  A Search Engine for Students; Social Studies Search | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it

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Sweet Search is a safe search engine for students to use.  Here is the Social Studies segment of Sweet Search.

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Word Sense

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Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words like never before. Explore word meanings and relationships using interactive figures.
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Quick and easy to use word resource.

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Lesson: Using Photos + GIFS to Tell Stories - Tackk

Lesson: Using Photos + GIFS to Tell Stories - Tackk | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Tired of traditional slide presentations?  Do you get dizzy when some presentations are shared?  Have your students use Tackk to create a fun, easy to use "board."  Step-by-step instructions on how to create unique stories using Tackk.

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Cluuz Search

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Visual search engine that delivers traditional text results and clusters of related information.

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How to use Voice Thread in the classroom from Information Technology Services, UNC-Chapel Hill

How to use Voice Thread in the classroom from Information Technology Services, UNC-Chapel Hill | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Examples of VoiceThread as a tool to demonstrate, practice, critique, analyze, interpret, and report.

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BrainStuff - YouTube

BrainStuff - YouTube | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on the HowStuffWorks team to explore - and explain - the everyday science in the world around...
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Science videos galore!

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TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos

TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.
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Edit and share videos.

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Why You Should Try Video Feedback With Students - Edudemic

As Katie Lepi showed in her recent article, the use of video in education is fast emerging as an...
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Using Screenr(http://www.screenr.com/) to Jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html)  and beyond, creating audio/video responses has become super simple.  This article contains great info. about creative feedback.

 

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Stupeflix - Make video slideshows with photos, music

Stupeflix - Make video slideshows with photos, music | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Make beautiful videos the fun and easy way! Trip memories, wedding videos, business ads, virtual tours: just add photos, clips, music and watch it come to life!
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Free or pro accounts available.  Great tool for digital storytelling, creating book trailers and more. The site include free music to use, too!

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Tackk in the Classroom

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TackkEdu support, education resources and real teacher examples of Tackk in the classroom.
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Tackk is an easy to use tool with many great features.  Create an extended board with embedded multimedia.  Check it out!

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Un outil que je vais utiliser dans mes cours. 

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Make Earth Day a Global Learning Day

Make Earth Day a Global Learning Day | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
During the first Earth Day in 1970, tens of thousands of Vietnam War protestors took to Central Park in New York and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia calling for peace on earth. Today, the movement has
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Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas

Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Earth Day 2014 is right around the corner, and this year the theme is "Green Cities." Are you planning on incorporating the annual event in your classroom?

There are many different learning opportuni
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Wonderful suggestions from Edutopia.

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67 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed! April 14, 2014

67 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed! April 14, 2014 | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Here's my weekly Treasure Chest of EdTech resources you just may have missed over the past week. Once again, you've got two choices for your viewing pleasure! Storify and Flipboard have proven to be very nice in sharing these resources. Enjoy! View my Flipboard Magazine. Flipboard Version   http://storify.com/jdthomas7/edtech-resources-april-4-2014
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Long list of tools!

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The Best Resources For Learning About The Blood Moon | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Learning About The Blood Moon | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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I hope the sky cooperates for this!

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Web Literacy Learning Pathways

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A remix of Laura Hilliger's original work on pre-requisite and next steps for Web Literacy learning pathways.
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When you click on one skill, where to go next skills are highlighted.  

 

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History Globe Interactive Jamestown Adventure

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You are the captain of Jamestown Colony in this interactive game.  Older site, but it still works.

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It's no longer working.
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How Mendel's pea plants helped us understand genetics - Hortensia Jiménez Díaz

How Mendel's pea plants helped us understand genetics - Hortensia Jiménez Díaz | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Each father and mother pass down traits to their children, who inherit combinations of their dominant or recessive alleles. But how do we know so much about genetics today? Hortensia Jiménez Díaz explains how studying pea plants revealed why you may have blue eyes.
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Get a better understanding of genetics in three minutes with this ed.ted video.  Fun!

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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics - Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics - Edudemic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?
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Nice list of tools to use to create your own infographics.

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Tracey M Benson's curator insight, April 10, 5:24 PM

Some great tools to help create your own infographics

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Two Awesome Visuals On ADHD for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Awesome Visuals On ADHD for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Not exactly technology, but two great visuals to remind us about what many of our students are experiencing.

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Kathy Kronemeyer - Smart Slate eLearning

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Smart Slate lessons.

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su13studentsreport.pdf

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Fascinating student survey results relating to their use of technology and students' thoughts on how to improve.  

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