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 Technology tools and tips for teachers and students
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We Can't Teach As Fast As Things Change

We Can't Teach As Fast As Things Change | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
By things I mean information. Perspectives. Ideologies. What’s socially acceptable and what’s not. Our collective cultural biases & intellectual prejudices.
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There are some powerful thoughts shared in this article.  Worth the read!

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This is definitely worth a read. 

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Using resources and tools like the ones below, educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School focus on honing critical thinking skills across all subjects. Credit: Zachary Fink


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Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.
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$10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion!

$10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion! | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
The world is an interesting place, but it's fascinating up close.  Through the lens of a microscope you can find details that you would otherwise nev...
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Clever idea for using old cellphones in the classroom.

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The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic

The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Miloš Bajčetić
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Robin Good's curator insight, June 4, 2014 5:14 PM


Pimagic is an excellent and super-intuitive free online image editor

accessible to anyone without needing to download, register, login or install anything. 


You can easily upload any image you have, and crop it, or apply to it one of several presets which allow you to easily improve it.

Pimagic also offers a set of visual effects, similar to those available in Instagram. 


Images can be saved in either .jpg or .png file formats.


The only function I was not able to find was a resizing tool. Did I miss it? 



Useful. Easy. Immediate.


Free to use. Ad free. 


Try it out now: http://app.pikock.com/pimagic 



Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for uncovering this gem.




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The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic

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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it

Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced, throughout the school year. Explore the different sections below to get a better understand of how Classcraft works.


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Free for basic features.  Can be upgrade for a fee.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

Favorite Apps
Best Practices
Engaging Activities




If you’re a high school teacher looking for iPad resources targeting your needs, you’ve come to the right place. Students
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Piktochart - Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations.

Piktochart - Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations. | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Piktochart is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce beautiful, high quality graphics. Make your own infographics here.
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Students really like this tool for creating infographics.  Using this format forces us all to carefully choose our words to create the biggest impact.

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Wheel Decide

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Can't decide? Wheel Decide for you! Set your own custom choices and then spin the wheel to make the random decision (lunch, movie, anything!)
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This could be a fun whiteboard activity, or teaching tool.

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Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

Games in the Classroom
Tips and Tools to Get Started
Using Games for Learning and Assessment
Engaging Students with Innovative Programs
Games for Social Good
Straightforward Ga
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These are a Few of #Edtechchat's Favorite Things (EdSurge News)

These are a Few of #Edtechchat's Favorite Things (EdSurge News) | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
If you share tweets with folks for a year, you're bound to learn important stuff. And here's some of the most important: We've sifted through the tweets on #edtechchat during its first year and found these 40 or so most popularly referenced tools. Enjoy!



Animoto


Aurasma
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List of great tools.  Some are old favorites, and some are rising stars.

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Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
As my colleagues and I were building curriculum for our ninth grade project-based program, we found that most of our conversations centered not on potential projects themselves, but rather on buildin
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Great examples of effective PBL.

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A New Approach To Professional Development - Edudemic

A New Approach To Professional Development - Edudemic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I went to my doctor (don’t worry, I’m all good!). In order to make an appointment with him, I had to go to a booking site, find a time slot that was open, book it and that was it! Over the next few days, the website stuck in my head; so …
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TechieTeacher5280: Instructional Tech QuickGuide to Integration

TechieTeacher5280: Instructional Tech QuickGuide to Integration | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Quick, useful guide to technology integration.

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Polls for Prezi | Engage your audience with sli.do for Prezi

Polls for Prezi | Engage your audience with sli.do for Prezi | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Give a voice to your audience with live polls and questions for Prezi. Set up your account in less than 1 minute and easily engage your audience.
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A Wonderful Visual On The Lesson Planning Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual On The Lesson Planning Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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How To Bring Your Lab Notebook Into The 21st Century - Edudemic

How To Bring Your Lab Notebook Into The 21st Century - Edudemic | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how you can turn the ever-useful lab notebook into an electronic information masterpiece? Maggie Keeler tells us how!
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Sprites - Create Infographics

Sprites - Create  Infographics | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics for the Web.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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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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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t
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I like the way this is organized.

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Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips and Photo Images from CriticalPast

Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips and Photo Images from CriticalPast | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Vintage stock footage and millions of stock photo images comprising one of the largest royalty-free archival footage collections in the world. All broadcast quality and available for immediate download in HD and SD formats, including professional screeners.
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Fantastic resource!

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Great Educational Web Tools Created by Teachers for Teachers

Great Educational Web Tools Created by Teachers for Teachers | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
May 22, 2014
Familiar with the term "teacherpreneur?" Only a few years old, this term appears to be evolving from a classroom teacher empowered & involved in educational leadership, to a...

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