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Sprites - Create Infographics

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Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics for the Web.

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Interesting variation on infographic creations.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 26, 2014 2:29 PM

Interesting new infographics animation tool.

Raluca Luana Gaiseanu's curator insight, May 28, 2014 3:47 AM

Keep searching for a good free infographic tool, that will make my "life" easier. Today, Sprites is tested :) Brand new app, so let's criticize. :D

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 4, 2014 5:55 PM
Easy to Use

With a good set of visual elements and built-in themes composing your infographic becomes super-easy.

Free and Open

The basic version of Sprites is absolutely free for everybody and all infographics are released under Creative Commons license.

Embracing the Web

Everything in Sprites is 100% HTML5-based and plugin-free. There's no Flash or any other proprietary technology used.

Fully Scalable

Sprites infographics utilize the newest responsive design techniques and should look good on pretty much any device.

Mobile-Ready

We try to make Sprites infographics shine on as many platforms as possible. You can already try it on your iPhone and iPad.

Developer-Friendly

The JavaScript SDK plus the guidelines on making your own themes are available atgithub.com/spritesapp.

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Spotlight on Digital Capabilities I: What are Digital Capabilities?

Spotlight on Digital Capabilities I: What are Digital Capabilities? | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Digital Capabilities, can be defined as the skills and/or competencies required for living, learning and working in a digital society. The Jisc Digital Capability Framework provides a structure to help individuals understand what skills are needed and supports the development of staff and students. Jisc have produced an initial model of the framework which describes digital capability as six overlapping elements (below).

“Effective use of digital technology by university and college staff is vital in providing a compelling student experience and in realising a good return on investment in digital technology.” (Jisc, 2015)

Even today’s students need support with some areas of digital capability, particularly in an academic context, so it’s important to make sure that these needs are met. The curriculum, as the main focus of students’ attention and effort, is potentially the best route to showcase and develop digital practices.

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Off the Shelf Chemistry

Off the Shelf Chemistry | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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I ran across this list of lessons while looking for chemistry activities to do when you don't have a real lab to work in.  
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These high-tech classes are the coolest thing happening in schools today

These high-tech classes are the coolest thing happening in schools today | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Meet the remarkable kids bringing back shop class with a vengeance, using 21st century tech to invent their own futures
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TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century -

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A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century https://t.co/zPtJTT8foY via @flipboard
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Middle School Maker Journey: Assessment in an Ungraded Classroom

Middle School Maker Journey: Assessment in an Ungraded Classroom | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
In part seven of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett examines the role of student reflection and the challenges of assessment in his (ungraded) middle school makerspace.
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Examples, rubrics, links are included in this reflective article. 

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Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
This year, I’ve focused on using the Station Rotation Model to: create smaller learning communities within our larger class spend more time working in small groups with students more effectiv…
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Online whiteboard & online collaboration tool | RealtimeBoard

Online whiteboard & online collaboration tool | RealtimeBoard | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
RealtimeBoard is an online collaboration software created as a team collaboration and online brainstorming tool. It's super easy to use & free!
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Easy to use and free!

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How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School

How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Young children ask lots of questions, but around the time they enter school, those questions begin to fade. Author Warren Berger outlines five ways to help
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Wonderful article with links.

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Get a peek inside students

Get a peek inside students | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Screencasting isn't just for flipping your classroom. These tools allow students to show their thinking, practice public speaking and create educational resources for peers.
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How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life

How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
A teacher ignited her students' interest in math by introducing maker projects that apply practical hands-on math.
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Most Likely To Succeed

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The feature-length documentary 'Most Likely To Succeed' examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in todayʼs innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.
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Click around the site to locate resources for administrators, teachers, students and parents.  Awesome!

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web2vetting

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K12 educational transformation through technology
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Helpful checklist to use with students included in this post.

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FabLearn Meaningful Making Book - Free Download

FabLearn Meaningful Making Book - Free Download | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it

This book contains project ideas, articles, and best practices from educators at the forefront of making and hands-on education. The Stanford University FabLearn Fellows are a group of K­-12 educators teaching in Fab Labs, makerspaces, classrooms, libraries, community centers, and museums—all with the goal of making learning more meaningful.

In this book, the FabLearn Fellows share inspirational ideas from their learning spaces, assessment strategies and recommended projects across a broad range of age levels. Illustrated with color photos of real student work, the Fellows take you on a tour of the future of learning, where children make sense of the world by making things that matter to them and their communities.  

Meaningful Making is available for free as a downloadable PDF, or in print at major online retailers. Proceeds of the print edition will be used to fund future FabLearn fellowships and activities for K-12 educators.


Download link - http://bit.ly/meaningfulmakingfile


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Curriculum for K-12 teachers - www.teachengineering.org

Curriculum for K-12 teachers - www.teachengineering.org | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Standards-aligned engineering lessons and hands-on activities for use in science, engineering, and math classrooms.
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Ideas and complete lessons for all grade levels.  
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Reflection: A Tool for Assessment, Empowerment, and Self-Awareness

Reflection: A Tool for Assessment, Empowerment, and Self-Awareness | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Through being reflective about your own teaching practices, model and guide students toward a more reflective approach to their projects, grades, actions, and reactions.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 11, 10:49 AM
As I interview teachers, the role of reflection is very important to their pedagogic practices. It takes on many different modes: writing, driving to and from work, listening purposefully, etc. It is not a one-size-fits-all.
Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 12:21 PM
Schon rules!
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Resources for Maker Education

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Find resources and tools to help bring elements of maker culture into schools and classrooms, and encourage students to explore STEAM subjects within the context of maker projects.
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What the Heck Is All the Whoop-Dee-Do With 3D Printing?

What the Heck Is All the Whoop-Dee-Do With 3D Printing? | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
3D printing can attract a variety of students, those interested in robotics and those who are interested in industrial tech, making learning more meaningful because they can design with a tangible purpose.
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Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March.
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Another fantastic collection of resources from Edutopia.

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How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn? | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.
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EDpuzzle

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Make any video your lesson
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Great tool for embedding questions into videos.

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Insight Maker | Free Simulation and Modeling in your Browser

Insight Maker | Free Simulation and Modeling in your Browser | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Great free sight which allows for several saving options, including embed in website, such as our LMS!

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With Math I Can - Growth Mindset Tools

With Math I Can - Growth Mindset Tools | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Take the With Math I Can growth mindset pledge and access worksheets, lesson plans and other growth mindset resources for use at home, in your classroom and in your district. From Amazon Education, TenMarks, Common Sense Education, ClassDojo, PERTS, Jo Boaler and more. Stop saying I’m not good at math.
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10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3 | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Welcome to the third article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to explore resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. This post provides 10 resources and the next will deliver 10…
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