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11 Excellent Ways Teachers Can Use Google Docs

11 Excellent Ways Teachers Can Use Google Docs | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

Google Docs has stood the test of time since its launch a few years ago. Several other similar services have been created since then but nothing can be compared to what Google Docs does. Part of the secret behind its success is its being constantly upgraded.

 

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Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator | eSchool News | eSchool News

Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator | eSchool News | eSchool News | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Wherever you are on the one-to-one spectrum we have some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom.
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Moore's Law is 50 years old but will it continue?

Moore's Law is 50 years old but will it continue? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
The rapid advancement of computing power has followed an unusual law that was first mooted a half century ago. But are there signs things could be slowing down?
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Google+ Photos is shutting down next month in favor of newer Google Photos

Google+ Photos is shutting down next month in favor of newer Google Photos | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Two months after it launched its brand new Google Photos service, Google is closing its predecessor, Google+ Photos. Starting August 1st, the company will begin shutting down the older service,...
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Instagram, an artist and the $100,000 selfies – appropriation in the digital age

Instagram, an artist and the $100,000 selfies – appropriation in the digital age | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Richard Prince has turned borrowing online images into high art – and hard cash. But is the artist’s work anything other than genius trolling?
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When is appropriation plagiarism? Welcome to the complicated world of the digital...

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EducationHQ - Constantly connected: Why there's power in switching off

EducationHQ - Constantly connected: Why there's power in switching off | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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Storytelling with Data Visualization

Storytelling with Data Visualization | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Does your data tell a story and can you visualize it? We look at the history and thought processes behind data visualization and successful infographics.

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Anna Vetter's curator insight, May 1, 8:21 AM

L'infographie pour raconter des histoires.

Un article fort clairement documenté sur l'émergence des données visuelles. En prime, quelques conseils utiles pour la conception :

- organiser le plan de l'infographie sur le papier

- identifier l'idée force (comme sujet principal de l'infographie)

- vérifier l'exactitude des informations et la légitimité des sources

- faire aussi beau que possible !

Nikke Blout's curator insight, May 13, 5:16 PM

Content Marketing: the magic of visualizations in helping data tell the story. #contentmarketing #marketing #bigdata #sales #agility

Dianita Páez's curator insight, May 14, 1:23 PM

Infografías que cuenten historias. 

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Innovation Excellence | 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Innovation Excellence | 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage. But if we had to pick the top ten, most influential ways technology has transformed educatio...
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The top 50 apps for creative minds

The top 50 apps for creative minds | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make films, music, art and more
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You probably won't be able to use a friend's charger for the new Apple MacBook

You probably won't be able to use a friend's charger for the new Apple MacBook | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Apple is bringing out a new MacBook next month, with a new style of charger to boot – which could make any older models and USB cables obsolete.
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Not sure this is entirely user-friendly...

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6 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You Look Awesome Online

6 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You Look Awesome Online | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Do you have a content curation strategy in place? Are you looking for better ways to find and share other peoples content? Content curation is an easy way to provide your audience with relevant and...

Via Karen Bonanno
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I use all of these tools, and they certainly make my life easier. The genius is the ability of some to be set in place so you don't actually need to do anything day to day  - they do it for you!

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The truly personal computer

The truly personal computer | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it


There are 2 billion people around the world using smartphones that have an internet connection and a touchscreen or something similar as an interface. The smartphone is changing the way humans relate.



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The Components of a Digital Age Learning Ecosystem

The Components of a Digital Age Learning Ecosystem | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
An ecosystem is a system formed by the interaction of a community of living organisms with each other and their environment. (Dictionary.com, 2014) When I visit a digital age classroom where studen...
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JazzFactory.In Blog: The simplest way to remove bullet points from your presentation

JazzFactory.In Blog: The simplest way to remove bullet points from your presentation | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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Who'd have thought? Sometimes design can be so clear and simple...

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

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Virtual Realities

Virtual Realities | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Making any sort of prediction for the future of technology is fraught with
difficulty and Chris Dede’s analysis published as 'Planning for
Neomillennial Learning Styles' confronts this as well as any. Written in
2005 it hints at things yet to come and the possibility of virtual reality
environments to allow for ‘situated learning’ to occur within classrooms
without access to exotic locations or facilities. Chris’ emphasis is on
immersion in a virtual world, a digitally constructed reality
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'Fotoshop by Adobé' on ViewPure

'Fotoshop by Adobé' on ViewPure | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
This commercial isn\'t real, neither are society\'s standards of beauty.nFull post here with behind the scenes: http://jesserosten.com/2012/fotoshop-by-adobe
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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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Love the comparison with sex ed. Do we really understand the realities of our students' virtual lives, or do we just say "don't touch that"?

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Beware online "filter bubbles" - Eli Pariser - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/beware-online-filter-bubbles-eli-pariser As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and sea...
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Are cables in the classroom a thing of the past? Maybe | eSchool News | eSchool News

Are cables in the classroom a thing of the past? Maybe | eSchool News | eSchool News | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Cables force the teacher to stay at that location while navigating the materials on the computer. Teachers require the ability to move abound the classroom while teaching; to engage with students, monitor learning, provide feedback and so much more. Tablet technology has allowed this freedom.
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Are You An Analog or Digital Leader?

Are You An Analog or Digital Leader? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

"Changing mindsets begins with you! The only mind you can be sure of changing is your own, and the only way that you can demonstrate this mindset change is through your behaviors. If you aspire for your organization to be faster, more innovative, less afraid..."


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Imagine if we all became a little bit more innovative...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 22, 7:54 PM

The info-graphic embedded in this post and used as the illustration is a a wonderful list by which to make a self assessment. To my mind leadership is a commitment, transparency, communication to many, etc. are the measures that I excite and inspire me in my school leader role.

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Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom

Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Among today’s students, videos as an educational tool are as expected as textbooks.   Read More

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ViewPure / videos without clutter

ViewPure / videos without clutter | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Watch YouTube videos without comments, ads, related videos, or any other distractions. It\'s great for teachers, parents, and organizations alike - or really, anybody.
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Two Guys and Some iPads

Two Guys and Some iPads | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
New blog!! apps,augmented reality in education,& educators who are doing amazing things. iPad Two Guys and Some iPads Drew Minock Brad Waid
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Includes information on tools for augmented reality such as Aurasma.
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