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MapStory : Welcome!

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MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history.


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This one has a lot of potential! 

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Guille Florian's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:25 AM

Excellent tool

Lois A Bolin, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 28, 2013 10:07 AM

The City of Naples WEB APP used a storyboard which tell the story of naples development via a map--- map story is similiar.  Should make us think how we need to get georgraphy back into schools integrated with history and ecnonmics.

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Our Class Loves to Read Books and Write by Andrea Hernandez

Our Class Loves to Read Books and Write by Andrea Hernandez | The Browse | Scoop.it
When I started a new job last year, teaching 4th/5th language arts, I had one big goal in mind: to build a community of readers, writers and thinkers. I knew that my greatest strength would be my o...
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Excellent! 

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A range of free tools to support teaching and learning. Mainly Apps suitable for iPads but not exclusively.
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A good list! 

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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain | The Browse | Scoop.it
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.
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Just as I've always suspected. . . 

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Artist's 100-Year Project Will Grow Books from Saplings

Artist's 100-Year Project Will Grow Books from Saplings | The Browse | Scoop.it
It takes a certain measure of both hubris and selflessness to create an artwork that won't be completed until long after your death. Scottish artist Katie Paterson's "Future Library" begins this ye...
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Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers | The Browse | Scoop.it
Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.
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Evaluation and curation of apps by librarians and teachers - great crowdsourcing work! 

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And the Moral of the Story Is: Keep It Positive

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Do morality tales change children’s behavior? Research suggests that emphasizing the positive effects of honesty may, while tales of dire consequences fall on deaf ears.
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This fascinating research indicates that children respond more readily to a positive message than a negative one. How fascinating! 

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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A BIG LIST of apps, programs and websites for teaching coding and game design

A BIG LIST of apps, programs and websites for teaching coding and game design | The Browse | Scoop.it

Web Based Programs http://www.crunchzilla.com http://appinventor.mit.edu http://www.playmycode.co.uk/


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This is a great list of apps and programs for game design and coding. Fun! 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Thinglink Edu - Your Students Can Use Thinglink Without Email Addresses, Here's How

Free Technology for Teachers: Thinglink Edu - Your Students Can Use Thinglink Without Email Addresses, Here's How | The Browse | Scoop.it
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Thinglink looks like it's going to be very, very useful for student projects! 

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

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VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.


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Fun! I wish this was leveled for elementary school students. 

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Wan-li Tsai's curator insight, July 7, 10:25 PM

Another interesting website to increase your vocabulary!

Barbara Paola Garcia's curator insight, August 4, 2:06 PM

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 5, 2:51 AM

Time for drills.... always useful!! Worth a look

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Freeplane: a versatile brainstorming tool

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Whether you need to understand a problem, complete a task, or just generally get organized, mind mapping can probably help. Not least because it’s so easy.
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What do you use for mind mapping? What does it look like?

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Igniting a Passion for Reading: A Retro Review to Reignite the Flame by Mindy Reid

Igniting a Passion for Reading:  A Retro Review to Reignite the Flame by Mindy Reid | The Browse | Scoop.it
  Two years ago, I purchased Steven L. Layne's book, Igniting a Passion for Reading:  Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers at my school’s Scholastic Book Fair.  With my passion ...
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It's easy for this to fall by the wayside in today's intense classroom climate but we have to remember this is a huge part of the job. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Thinglink Edu - Your Students Can Use Thinglink Without Email Addresses, Here's How

Free Technology for Teachers: Thinglink Edu - Your Students Can Use Thinglink Without Email Addresses, Here's How | The Browse | Scoop.it
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This looks very promising - can't wait to share it at school! 

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Top 10 Picture Books to Inspire “Classroom Habitudes” by Lesley Burnap

Top 10 Picture Books to Inspire “Classroom Habitudes” by Lesley Burnap | The Browse | Scoop.it
At the beginning of this summer I was privileged to hear Angela Maiers speak about her book, Classroom Habitudes: Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning, and her movement, Choose2M...
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What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning? | The Browse | Scoop.it
The digital divide is not just about access to devices -- a disparity in powerful uses of technology could be even more difficult to overcome.
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Ten Steps to Better Web Research

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A well-written, clear tutorial on how to improve your online research results.

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Great overview for how to organize a effective search. 

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Jenny Martinez Corrado's curator insight, August 7, 4:48 PM

great resource for teaching research skills 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Explore the Moon and Mars in Google Maps

Free Technology for Teachers: Explore the Moon and Mars in Google Maps | The Browse | Scoop.it
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Cool stuff. 

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.
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Summer reading list: kids' books and YA

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Being a compendium of some of my most popular kids' book reviews from the past year, from Glorkian Warrior to Alan Mendelsohn



Young AdultsA hilarious, bawdy romp through the conventions of young adult literature.
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If You Want to See the Sharing Economy...Go to the Library

If You Want to See the Sharing Economy...Go to the Library | The Browse | Scoop.it
The value of sharing is one instilled in us from a young age: from the parental injunction to share with our siblings to the early socialization received in kindergarten. Sharing acts as a baseline...
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"The idea of sharing often works in tandem with things that are not thought to be expressly private property – thus part of the reason we are taught to share is that just as it is not “owned” by another, it is also not “owned” by us. We share, so that others will share alike."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Interactive Videos On ThingLink Video

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Interactive Videos On ThingLink Video | The Browse | Scoop.it

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Interactive videos are great tools for learning 

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Digital Storytelling - ISTE 2014: The Tomorrow Toolkit

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Great references and resources for digital storytelling, presented at ISTE 2014. 

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100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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SF public school libraries don’t go by the book

SF public school libraries don’t go by the book | The Browse | Scoop.it
If you asked San Francisco teacher-librarian Lisa Bishop, she could write a book on the importance of public schools staffing full-time librarians. Though considered by...
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