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Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines

Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order.
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Five iPad Apps That Help Students Learn Programming Basics

Five iPad Apps That Help Students Learn Programming Basics | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Even if your students are never going to become professional app developers, learning the fundamentals of programming can be helpful in understanding how software works. Learning programming basics...

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iPads vs. PCs in Teaching

iPads vs. PCs in Teaching | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

"This is an opinion piece for the pros and cons of using both iPads and the traditional PCs in teaching. Since I am beginning my fourth year of using an iPad in my classes, I thought it would be great time to compare how each device is used, as well as state how they can complement one another. I contacted my colleague Jonathan Wylie, and we brainstormed together some ideas for this post."


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10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom. We’ve heard …
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7 Ways to Customize Gmail, Add Features and Save Time | Google Gooru

7 Ways to Customize Gmail, Add Features and Save Time | Google Gooru | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 9, 10:23 PM

If you use Gmail, this piece is for you.

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NicerTube.com : A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos

NicerTube.com : A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
A Nicer Way to share YouTube Videos...Simply enter any YouTube URL and select a background type of either a fun design, a solid color, or even your own webpage. Works like Magic!
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Terrific idea to give clarity to video for the classroom.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 7, 10:25 PM

Get rid of all the fluff, distractions and sometimes-dodgy content around YouTube videos by using NicerTube. 

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Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Google Street View Offers Time Travel | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.

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Eight alternative social media tools you should consider - Daily Genius

Eight alternative social media tools you should consider - Daily Genius | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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APPLE Iphone 6 Parody Commercial by IKEA "BookBook ™" - YouTube

http://www.beritasemasa.com.my : Top Apple Parody 2014. APPLE Iphone 6 parody commercial : We believe this is not acfirst parody of Apple 's ad campaign, but...
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Create Beautiful Screencasts with Box and Screencast-O-Matic

Create Beautiful Screencasts with Box and Screencast-O-Matic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever tried to explain a detailed idea over email or on the phone, you know it can often take you ten times longer than it would if you could easily just show the person on the other end. Box’s new integration with screen recording and audio capture tool Screencast-O-Matic is designed to make that process easier. The integration helps you record audio and video from your desktop, upload...
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Cloud Storage Showdown: Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud and More Compared

Cloud Storage Showdown: Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud and More Compared | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Cloud storage bigwig Dropbox just slashed the price of its plans, offering 1TB of storage for $10 per month. And it's not alone. Over the last year, most of the major players have been cutting prices and upping sizes.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, August 31, 8:18 AM

I don't know about you, but I just want more for free. 

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Roojoom - Inspire Your Readers By Leading The Way

Roojoom - Inspire Your Readers By Leading The Way | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Connect pieces of content together into a story that keeps your audience engaged, focused and on track

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Given the amount of content we deal with, ways to make connections are always welcome. Roojoom is excellent.

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Chromebooks (9 Tutorials) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Chromebooks (9 Tutorials) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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Vine finally lets you make clips based on your existing videos

Vine finally lets you make clips based on your existing videos | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
If there has been a recurring gripe with Vine, it's that you've had to capture all your videos in Vine to share them -- you either had to record 6-second
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The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

"SAMR model is a conceptual framework developed by  Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help you better integrate technology in your instruction. SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. Each of these four levels correspond with a set of tech-based activities and learning tasks. The strength of SAMR model is that it provides teachers with a robust method to gauge and assess the efficacy of the technology they and their students use in class. Check out this section for more resources on  SAMR."


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Updated post on the applicability of the SAMR model and iPad apps.

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Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."
Deborah Welsh's insight:

Welcome to the new participatory culture.  Being truly literate means moving beyond simply consuming, beyond a passive relationship with technology.

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10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools)

10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools) | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 9, 6:16 PM

What are the engaging techniques? Below are five. More are in the post and many have links to specific tools (many of which are free) that will help you.

* Interactive Collaboration

* Active Learning

* Student Created Presentations

* Embedding Questions in Videos

* Digital Maker Spaces

Learn much more by clicking though to the post.

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NGAkids Art Zone - A Fun App for Exploring and Creating Art - iPad Apps for School

NGAkids Art Zone - A Fun App for Exploring and Creating Art - iPad Apps for School | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

"NGAkids Art Zone is a free iPad app from the National Gallery of Art. The app is designed to help elementary school and middle school students explore art through eight interactive activities."


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 9, 5:13 PM

NGAkids Art Zone is a free iPad app from the National Gallery of Art (Washington. USA). The app is designed to students explore art through eight interactive activities.

After students open the app they can scroll through a gallery of paintings and drawings. Double-tapping on a drawing or painting will open an interactive activity in which students can modify the original work. Modification of a selected work takes place through sketching and or adding elements selected from a gallery of modifications. Students can save each work in the app or save it to the camera roll on an iPad. It would be great if our galleries in Aust launched similar apps, as this is quite good to play with. 

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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
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Smart Glasses Are More Than Just Google Glass | Edudemic

Smart Glasses Are More Than Just Google Glass | Edudemic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
From the last two posts, I know what some educators are thinking. “How are two products on the market going to revolutionize the classroom? How can Google Glass and Moverio change the way we teach and move technology?” I asked the same exact question, and started searching the internet for answers on how many companies …
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Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass'

Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass' | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Sony’s prototype smartglasses use a built-in projector to display text and images in both eyes, and includes cooking and maps apps. By Samuel Gibbs
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Why can't I just Google? - YouTube

Why can't I just Google? - YouTube | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Information is everywhere! Its just so easy to Google and use something that looks relevant... so why cant you just Google?
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Are 3-D Video Capsules The New Family Photo Albums?

Are 3-D Video Capsules The New Family Photo Albums? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
A platform that stores family memories for hundreds of years.
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Programming for Students | Listly List

Here is a list of apps and sites to help kids get started programming, learning code, in elementary school and beyond. | Cargo-Bot, Lightbot - Programming Puzzles, Magento Go to Magento Community Edition Migration Services, Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share, i-LOGO, Hopscotch, Programming Designed for Everyone: coding for kids, Simduino, Move The Turtle. Programming For Kids, littleBits, and Teach Your Kids Tech Basics With Electronic Building Blocks

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Long scroll but worth it!

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, September 1, 2:24 PM

I am really enjoying codecombat. It might be just the thing we were looking for for java and python.

Marie Vans's curator insight, September 1, 4:01 PM

A pretty thorough list of programs for teaching kids how to program.

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A Principal's Reflections: The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections: The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

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Are you a willing participant or disconnected nomad? The former, if you're reading this! More good stuff from Eric Sheninger.

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Designing New Literacies

Designing New Literacies | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn do...

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In a changing technology scene new literacies are emerging.  An excellent summary.

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