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Google Debuts a Digital Bookcase - The Digital Shift

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The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

A guide to educational technology for teachers, administrators, and students.
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Departing the Text: Internet Safety for Kids (Grades K-12) Growing Up in the Information Age

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How to write a comic book

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I've gotten several emails asking me about writing a script for a comic book.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education

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Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform well in a variety of ways.
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The 5 Decisive Components of Outstanding Learning Games

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For those of us who are not gamers, this blog details some excellent selection criteria to evaluate learning games for education. Just what I was looking for! 


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SoundGecko

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This is a really useful tool for getting a bit more productivity out of your day. It turns articles from RSS feeds into downloadable mp3 files that you can listen to on your mobile device while you are on the go. Nice time saver and good for developing listening skills too.


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Read&Write for Google Docs: A Free Study Skills Toolbar with Text-to-Speech and More | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner

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Read&Write Gold has released a great study skills toolbar that works in Chrome. The tool bar provides; a dictionary, a picture dictionary, a reading tool bar (with read, pause reading and stop reading), and more.

Great resource from one of Northern Ireland's top EdTech companies: TextHelp


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Video: "First Book" Milestone: Children in Need Receive 100 Million Books

Children living in poverty miss out on major life lessons without exposure to books.
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Demo | Piktochart

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Love this simplified infographic creation tool! 

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A Case for Educating Future Voters

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Here's a good reason to start engaging students at a young age in how the electoral process works: more than 40 percent of young Americans don’t know key...
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'Alt-Minds' preview: Immerse yourself in 'total fiction' [#Transmedia]

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Digital Spy: "Alt-Minds, from Orange and Lexis Numérique, has been described as "transmedia" and "total fiction" - a game which blends reality and fiction together. Running for eight weeks, the story plays out in real-time as players are tasked with investigating the disappearance of five students."


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School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News

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As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the very definition of school libraries and library media...

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A Must Have App Evaluation Rubric

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"The choice of which apps to use with your students in the classroom is not an easy one. It ,in fact , calls for a lot of attention from the part of the teacher. You are responsible for your students learning and this responsibility grows riskier when learning becomes digitally based.This is particularly the case when integrating apps into your teaching."


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Cristian Cerda's comment, December 8, 2012 8:32 PM
Interesting application, but the content has the same trouble that many of the rubric available on the web: It says nothing:
Ove Christensen's comment, December 9, 2012 6:38 AM
Well I think you should see it as a help for reflection on apps and use of apps. No tools are doing the hard work for you but they help you to remember what to cover.
Jim Lerman's comment, December 9, 2012 5:44 PM
@Cristian...I don't see it the same way. The criteria, in my opinion, do provide a useful framework for judging the efficacy of a web app. The value in the criteria is implicit; if one shares the values inherently stated in the criteria (for example, "authentic practice of targeted skills"), then I think the criteria are indeed helpful. If the values and meaning of the criteria do no speak to you, the reader, then I can see where one could feel they do not say anything. As Ove says, "no tools are doing the hard work for you."
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A Collection of Free Presentation Templates

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Check out the free, professionally designed presentation templates listed below. They're easy to use and will help you quickly create a great presentation.
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6 Tips for Producing Good Quality Audio Narrations Every Online Educator Should Know About

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Can we prepare, record, and finally produce a better audio narration? Of course we can. However, we should consider some aspects such as, budget, time, technology, and our available resources in general.
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The Seven Learning Styles Teachers should Be Aware of

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One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education - Forbes

One man. One computer. Ten million students. Our $1.3 trillion school system is ripe for revolution.
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Mural.ly

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This site looks like an interesting cross between Wallwisher and Prezi. User can work collaboratively to create a multimedia notice board with snippets of information from around the web. They can then arrange them into a zooming presentation to display them live. Useful tool.


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Inklewriter

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This is a great writing tool for creating interactive (branching) stories. Readers can choose different options as the work through the story and find their own route through the materials.


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Martijn Koops's curator insight, January 5, 2013 6:15 AM

Tool voor het schrijven van branches stories, lezers kunnen keuzes maken in het verhaal en zelf hun route kiezen.

Biedt misschien mogelijkheid voor interactivce storytelling achtige spellen?

Ik heb het nog niet geprobbeerd moet ik erbij zeggen.

Lino's curator insight, January 7, 2013 8:31 AM

inklewriter es una herramienta gratuita diseñada para permitir que cualquiera pueda escribir y publicar historias interactivas. Es perfecto para los escritores que quieran probar la interactividad, pero también para los profesores y estudiantes que buscan combinar conocimientos de informática y escritura creativa.

 

Permite Exportar a Kindle

Puedes incluso, conseguir que tu historia se convierta en Kindle. Lee esta página para saber más! http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter/create-an-ebook ;

 

Y no se ha terminado aún ... inklewriter está siendo constantemente desarrollado y mejorado, y van agregando nuevas características.

 

Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:01 PM

I'm going to use this in my creative writing studio this fall. It gives students voice and choice and taps into all elements of the writing process. Engaging and fun!

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Six Traits for Identifying Complex Texts > Eye On Education

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The Common Core State Standards for Reading call upon students in grades K-12 to read and comprehend complex literary and information texts independen...

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ED Tech Cheat Sheet Every Educator Should Know about

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BiblioNasium

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Excite, encourage and engage kids to read! Check out BiblioNasium, where young readers connect & share book lists and good reads with friends, teachers & parents.
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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

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Thinkstock Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research?

 

Yes, and not always for the better, reports to a study released last week by the Pew Research Center, “How Teens Do Research in the Digital World.” According to a survey of more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers, “research” for today’s students means “Googling,” and as a result, doing research “has shifted from a relatively slow process of intellectual curiosity and discovery to a fast-paced, short-term exercise aimed at locating just enough information to complete an assignment.”

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What Is Thinglink?

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Intro to Thinglink...

 

Read more with How-To:

http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/thinglink-for-teaching-learning/article-what-is-thinglink

 


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Helen Teague's comment, September 3, 2012 11:12 AM
i gave a presentation recently using Thinglink to hold the major points---i really think it added to the interactivity
(http://www.scoop.it/t/lurk-no-longer/)
...thanks for posting this!
Gust MEES's comment, September 3, 2012 11:21 AM
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Hi Helen,

Thx for sharing this! With Thinglink one can also share a whole course, I realized this here http://www.thinglink.com/scene/296377469991124993 Please check. Have a great day :)
Helen Teague's comment, September 6, 2012 9:05 AM
Hi Gust: Thanks for the link: http://www.thinglink.com/scene/296377469991124993
it is very informative!
Have a great time today!