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Implications for the Future, Social Media, OER, ICT Adaptation, Educational Technology.
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Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology | MindShift

Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology | MindShift | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Along with some colleagues in our lower school division, I lobbied to use money normally spent on workbooks and paper instructional materials to buy a classroom set of netbooks for our students. We’re only a month into the school year, and already, Bellow’s golden rules have served me well. Here’s how they apply to my fourth grade classroom:

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19Pencils Introduces the Easiest Way to Share Web-Based Educational Content in the Classroom

19Pencils Introduces the Easiest Way to Share Web-Based Educational Content in the Classroom | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

19Pencils announces the launch of 19Pencils.com, an online resource for K-8 teachers to help their students quickly and easily find specific web content aligned to curriculum.

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Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In!

Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In! | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
This is a site that you are bound to find useful in your classroom. The tools are incredible and may even include items you have used on paper in the past...
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Learn How To Integrate Technology into The Classroom on the Educational CyberPlayGround.

Learn How To Integrate Technology into The Classroom on the Educational CyberPlayGround. | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Find Free education on the Internet, no books to buy, no hidden fees.
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10 Awesome Apps for Learning About Music, Nature, History and Math | MindShift

10 Awesome Apps for Learning About Music, Nature, History and Math | MindShift | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Continuing our monthly Educational Apps series, a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps.

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Around the Web: Complexity in (and out) of the Classroom

Around the Web: Complexity in (and out) of the Classroom | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

This week, a few thoughts about classroom complexity and positive ways to handle it.

For one thing, it's important that the students themselves play a major role in addressing complexity. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 47 Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: 47 Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Some excellent educational content can be found on YouTube. However, many teachers cannot access YouTube in their classrooms.

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Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction

Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
New tools have been released recently that demonstrate that texting can, in fact, be used for educational purposes.

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Educational Technology Guy: New Teacher Survival Central

Educational Technology Guy: New Teacher Survival Central | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Great free resource for all teachers.

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Using Social Media in the Classroom: Quick Tips

Using Social Media in the Classroom: Quick Tips | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Fri Fun Facts is dedicated to some pro-tips on the classroom. I use this term pro-tips in a tongue in cheek way.

1. What is the purpose of the social media use in the classroom?
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Hector Leal's curator insight, October 15, 2015 8:59 PM

Professor Janni Aragon lists five tips on using social media in the classroom in this blog. I agree with all tips, but find one of the tips especially important. Aragon states that you must be "clear with students" about the "purpose of the social media use in the classroom". I believe this is very important because it will help keep all students in line with requirements.

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YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers | MindShift

YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers | MindShift | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Educators who’ve been wanting to use YouTube videos in class can now find an easy way in.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

If you can access it in your school, YouTube has a ton of useful educational content. Here are ten tools that can make using YouTube in your classroom a better experience for everyone.

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Video conferencing improves the classroom experience - Web Conferencing News

Video conferencing improves the classroom experience - Web Conferencing News | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Before video conferencing had been widely accepted as an easy way to visually communicate with audiences, guest speakers were limited to the number of presentations they could give in one day.
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Top 10 Educational Technology Resources for the Classroom (Grades K-12) - TeacherVision.com

Top 10 Educational Technology Resources for the Classroom  (Grades K-12)   - TeacherVision.com | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Engage students in your classroom with interactive educational technology resources.
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Top 20 Social Networks for Education

Top 20 Social Networks for Education | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Today lets look at all my tips, tricks and resources for getting more out of Twitter.

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Integrating Technology Into the Classroom

Integrating Technology Into the Classroom | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Explore the challenges and rewards of integrating technology into the classroom.

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Alternate Reality Gaming for Kids

Alternate Reality Gaming for Kids | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

One of the most enjoyable games I've been a part of in recent times has been an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) being run by an innovative teacher from...

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Educational Technology Guy: ReadPrint

Educational Technology Guy: ReadPrint | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Free online books for students, teachers, and readers.


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How Social Media can Enhance Schools as Professional Learning Communities

How Social Media can Enhance Schools as Professional Learning Communities | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

The field of social media is a burgeoning area of communication, and one that educators cannot ignore. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Diigo, GooglePlus – these platforms for communication are not g...


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ClipArt ETC: Free Educational Illustrations for Classroom Use

ClipArt ETC: Free Educational Illustrations for Classroom Use | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
ClipArt ETC is a free collection of over 65,000 pieces of educational clipart for teachers and students, including illustrations of history, math, science, and other school subjects.


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Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In!

Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In! | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
This is a site that you are bound to find useful in your classroom. The tools are incredible and may even include items you have used on paper in the past...
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free classroom tools