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 Technology tools and tips for teachers and students
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The Tweeted Times - personal newspaper generated from your Twitter account

The Tweeted Times - personal newspaper generated from your Twitter account | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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If you enjoy reading the newspaper, this site is for you.  Your Twitter stream builds a personalized newspaper that updates hourly. 

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Essentials for Math Workshop

Essentials for Math Workshop | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
In thinking about tonight's #talkmath chat re: math workshop, I wanted to share what I think are two essential components of math workshop and how we've used digital tools to support them. LANGUAGE...
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Examples and links to add collaboration and choice in math.

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Resource: Writing Prompts – You Are Carrying… | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

Resource: Writing Prompts – You Are Carrying… | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it

Fun Twitter to use for writing prompts.

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Disruptive Collaboration

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Disruptive Collaboration
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Loving this line: "If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together."

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Recite

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Recite
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Super easy tool for turning a quote into a masterpiece, using provided fonts and backgrounds.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
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The suggestions offered hold great promise for unit entry events to intrigue students.

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Google Released A New Geography Based Game ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Released A New Geography Based Game ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Google does it again! 

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
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Some of the listed resources are free and others are low fee. 

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Office Mix-A Free PowerPoint Add-0n

Office Mix-A Free PowerPoint Add-0n | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Office Mix is a free tool that allows you to embed quizzes and audio into a PowerPoint and then upload it for students to access.  Free and easy.  Check out the gallery for examples.

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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal) | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.
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Amazing people presented and contributed to this conference.  This article links to some of the ideas generated during workshop sessions.

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12 Nuggets of 21st Century Learning

12 Nuggets of 21st Century Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Well into the 21st century, the concept of 21st century learning is still gaining traction. Ken Kay offers 12 indicators to educate and illustrate.
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Links to some great ideas and resources.

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Summer Professional Development: Play!

Summer Professional Development: Play! | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Teaching takes creativity so here's some suggestions for engaging in some playful learning this summer.
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I like this idea!

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning (with images) · hbailie

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.
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Many links and ideas in this multi-media essay.

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UKEdMag: July 2014 Issue 07 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

UKEdMag: July 2014 Issue 07 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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Fantastic resource from the UK.  Articles are timely and engaging. 

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...
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Really nice list of image resources that has the added feature of rating safety for student use.

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Students don’t need a ‘voice.’ Here’s what they really need.

Students don’t need a ‘voice.’ Here’s what they really need. | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
When they say, 'Let’s give students a voice,' they mean, 'let’s give them a seat at school board meetings.' Not good enough.
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I really like the message of this article.  To truly transform education, we need to stop relying on the  way things were/are and look to how it should be, and the participants----our children.

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15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
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A Framework For Learning In Digital Networks

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A Framework For Learning In Digital Networks
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The collaborative learning framework  shows the significant inclusion of knowledge principles of the process. 

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Crunchzilla

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Crunchzilla offers interactive tutorials that get people excited about programming. Play with code, build, and learn.
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From preteen to gamer level, this site is a fun way to learn coding.

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Free practice questions for teachers and students - Learningpod

Free practice questions for teachers and students - Learningpod | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
We have over 48,000 free practice questions from trusted sources like Kaplan Test Prep. You can author questions, create question sets and see how you perform.
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Interesting site for practice questions.

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Easily Fix These Common Windows 8.1 Frustrations

Easily Fix These Common Windows 8.1 Frustrations | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
Windows 8.1 can be frustrating to use. No, not just because of how different it is -- Windows 8 was very different, but Windows 8.1 shows Microsoft becoming more reasonable. We're talking about blurry text, laggy mouse pointers, touchpad issues, and SecureBoot problems -- good, old-fashioned Windows annoyances. Blurry Text Windows 8 has improved support…
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MakeUseOf is one of my best resources for "How to" questions.  This article offers helpful suggestions for Windows 8.1 issues.

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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search

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Teaching students to be copyright responsible is not always easy.  These tools can help.

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Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes

Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes | Technology to Teach | Scoop.it
The best way for raising teachers' technology abilities is through a coordinated, district-wide, individualized training program -- because effective staff development is personal.
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Powerful proposals!

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