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Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance. But when it comes to plagiarizing, there is little slack given; we are all expected to understand plagiarism guidelines and what constitutes a violation. While plagiarism is never c
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321 Free Tools for Teachers—Free Educational Technology

321 Free Tools for Teachers—Free Educational Technology | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy! F...
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Huge list, but it is broken into categories.  Don't attempt to have students try all of them by the end of the week :)

 

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The Defining Characteristic Of Early 21st Century Learning

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The Defining Characteristic Of Early 21st Century Learning
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Mural.ly

Mural.ly | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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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Pie Chart Generator «

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So easy!

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4 Great Visual Organizers for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Visual Organizers for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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My favorite visual organizer is listed.....Scoop.it!

 

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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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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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