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Are kids really motivated by technology? | SmartBlogs

Are kids really motivated by technology? | SmartBlogs | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
As a guy who delivers two-day #edtech workshops during my breaks from full-time classroom teaching, I’m often asked the same questions again and again: H...
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5 Ways To Do EdTech On A Shoestring Budget - Edudemic

5 Ways To Do EdTech On A Shoestring Budget - Edudemic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
If teachers ran the government, we wouldn’t have a national debt. Teachers are frugal. Very frugal. I’m not saying I reuse dental floss or anything, but the lengths I’ve gone to save money are amazing.  This is because the money I’m saving is often…mine. Still, sometimes a teacher has to spend. I buy tons of …
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A Comprehensive List of Educational Web Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive List of Educational Web Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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Technology Can Never Replace the Teacher

Technology Can Never Replace the Teacher | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
You have all heard the rumors that technology will be replacing the teacher and that MOOC’s will make it possible to learn anything from home…
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Tips and Tools to Help you Better integrate Technology in Your Instrcution ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tips and Tools to Help you Better integrate Technology in Your Instrcution ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools - Edudemic

Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools - Edudemic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
This post was co-authored by Patrick Larkin and Beth Holland. Social media pervades all aspects of modern society, particularly with the rapid influx of mobile devices. If used in meaningful and appropriate ways, it can transform a student’s learning experience, improve communication with parents and community members, as well as support professional growth. However, teachers …
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Does Social Media Breed Learner Laziness?

Does Social Media Breed Learner Laziness? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

By Shelley Kinash and Jeffrey Brand. As new technologies grow in popularity, the associated cognitive and moral worries, concerns and questions intensify….Parents are concerned …people are losing the ability to socialise offline;  is the current technology too addictive…is phone messaging interfering with people's spelling and grammatical skills.

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Good questions! These need thought and discussion as part of the education landscape.

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What will blow our minds in the *next* 30 years? | TED Blog

What will blow our minds in the *next* 30 years? | TED Blog | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Making predictions is a mug's game, but we asked TED speakers and attendees to take the plunge and tell us what they think might be ahead
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Not all predictions are far-fetched. I particularly like the one where we try to rebalance done if our technology use with reading. And remembering to be responsible for the planet and life on it.
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10 important URLs that every single Google user needs to know

10 important URLs that every single Google user needs to know | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Personally, I love that Google is so creative with my private data. I am fully aware that in order to use Google's many great "free" services, I pay the company in information about myself that hel...
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18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom - The ICT Advisors

18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom - The ICT Advisors | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
A list of 18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom, with a short explanation of each one!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 22, 10:42 PM

Fantastic resources!

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, March 23, 4:20 AM

Buenas Herramientas. Muy utiles.

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Educators: Embrace Social Media

Educators: Embrace Social Media | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
What is up with the fear of social media? Many educators are soaring into the next advent of learning while others avoid the digital tools that are available.
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Really good questions! I've seen some thoroughly engaging tasks using Twitter. What are educators afraid of?

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World
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Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 8:06 PM

What to teach when the students have access to technology- great back to school topics

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Prezi: Way More Than Just A Free PowerPoint Alternative | Global Education Database

Prezi: Way More Than Just A Free PowerPoint Alternative | Global Education Database | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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Gai Dennett's curator insight, March 22, 5:28 PM

A welcome change to a Powerpoint alternative.

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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology - Teachers With Apps

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology - Teachers With Apps | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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Find, Research, Cite, Link and Curate with the Excellent Google Research Tool

Find, Research, Cite, Link and Curate with the Excellent Google Research Tool | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

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You do have to log into your Google account to see this content, but it's a worthwhile step. 

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Elizabeth Bowden's comment, April 2, 6:19 AM
Unfortunately, one must log in to their Google account to see your article.
Scott Compton's curator insight, April 2, 9:28 AM

 

Good Google Drive feature

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 2, 9:38 AM

This is one of my favorite tools. It pulls up images too and with the new image editing tools it is so easy to put in a nice picture. 

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10 Ways To Start Taking Advantage Of Cloud Storage - Edudemic

10 Ways To Start Taking Advantage Of Cloud Storage - Edudemic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
The Book Creator for iPad support team answers questions about sharing ebooks every day. We will often default to suggesting Dropbox when we direct people to using cloud storage, but Dropbox is by no means the only option within the cloud storage world. This article looks at some of the main players in this field, …
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30 Good Apps for Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 Good Apps for Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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The best free graphics software for Windows and Mac

The best free graphics software for Windows and Mac | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
We round up some of the best freebie image editors, photo organisation utilities, and even programs which dabble with the likes of CAD.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, March 30, 5:27 AM

If you are ready to spend some time perfecting your graphics, here is a great list of free software to try.

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Ed Tech Cheat Sheet - An Indispensable Teacher Resource

Ed Tech Cheat Sheet - An Indispensable Teacher Resource | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Thanks to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning and Edudemic for another indispensable teacher resource.
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Five Best Note-Taking Tools

Five Best Note-Taking Tools | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Click to view Despite the wealth of information a Google search box puts at our fingertips, good old-fashioned note-taking is still one of the best ways to build a personal knowledge database.
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OneNote vs EverNote? A plethora of tools makes the selection difficult. Leaning towards EverNote. Any thoughts?
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15 Theses About the Digital Future

15 Theses About the Digital Future | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
The world is moving rapidly towards ubiquitous connectivity that will further change how and where people associate, gather and share information, and
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5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices - Edudemic

5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices - Edudemic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

Ways to avoid fear of classroom management failure getting in the way of learning. and innovation.Need to navigate the highway of classroom management along with technology into your classroom? Jennifer Carey helps get you there!

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Helpful suggestions to avoid fear of classroom management failure getting in the way of learning. and innovation.

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39 Tools To Turn Your Students Into Makers From edshelf

39 Tools To Turn Your Students Into Makers From edshelf | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
These web, desktop, and mobile apps will help your students become makers, inventors, builders, and programmers.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Karen Bonanno
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Juan Legarda's curator insight, March 23, 7:59 PM

The more we share, the more we learn…and therefore the wider we make the scope of possibilities for our students to discover!

Helen Rowling's curator insight, March 24, 11:30 PM

A vast variety for students to explore

Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 27, 3:21 PM

Great selection of apps - going to take me a while to explore them all.  For those interested in STEM - a lot of potential here.

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Five Best To-Do List Managers

Five Best To-Do List Managers | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Finding the right tool to track your to-dos is highly personal, and one person's best is another's junk--but there are some that are better than others. The best offer great syncing and scheduling options, great apps, notifications and reminders, or just the right mix of features and flexibility that make it easy to stay organized. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
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Gai Dennett's curator insight, March 22, 5:38 PM

Organisation in the digital world is not always easy to achieve.

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- Teach Students About Creative Commons: 15+ Resources

- Teach Students About Creative Commons: 15+ Resources | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

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Amy Burns's curator insight, March 16, 5:12 AM

Great resources for teaching about Creative Commons.

Gai Dennett's curator insight, March 22, 5:27 PM

Important copyright sharing resource for researcg

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15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion - Edudemic

15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion - Edudemic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Facilitating discussions between students is one of those things that is infinitely easier when you’re teaching in a physical classroom rather than online. When the students are all in one room, discussions happen more naturally. Facilitating the same type of productive, useful discussion when teaching online is more of a challenge. The handy infographic below …
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