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Create more personal connections in your online or blended course

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Andrea Wilson Vazquez's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:27 AM

Great way to have students (or anyone) record and share video responses to questions.  Love it - looking forward to iPad/iPhone/Android compatibility.

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7 tips for creating a learner-centered makerspace

7 tips for creating a learner-centered makerspace | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Looking for inspiration to build or redesign a school makerspace? Follow these tips to create a dynamic learning environment on a shoestring.
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Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids

Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google's annual developer conference doesn't officially kick off until Wednesday but about 120 of the company's youngest developers are already getting to preview one of its newest announcements. 

Google is teaming up with MIT's Media Lab to create Scratch Blocks, an updated version of the kid-centric programming language. Available now as a developer preview, student participants at Google's I/O Youth event were able to get an early look at the new tools.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 19, 1:54 AM
Good new !
Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 19, 7:40 AM
The next step in block-based programming bringing together MIT's Scratch and Google's Blockly.
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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …
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Marc Benioff, Reid Hoffman, and 28 other tech heavyweights beg Gov. Jerry Brown to help get coding into CA schools

Marc Benioff, Reid Hoffman, and 28 other tech heavyweights beg Gov. Jerry Brown to help get coding into CA schools | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Today some of the biggest names in tech came together to make a stand. It wasn’t a stand for immigration reform or a stand for shuttle-bus stopping rights. It was for something far less sexy: Codin...
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Lucidchart integrates with Google+ Hangouts - Lucidchart

Lucidchart integrates with Google+ Hangouts - Lucidchart | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
In the four years since Lucidchart’s launch, collaborating in real-time with remote editors has been one of its most popular features. Today, we’re announcing a game-changing update to that feature: Integration with Google+ Hangouts. This integration takes advantage of the … Continue reading →
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The Micro 3D printer tops $1M on Kickstarter in one day - CNET

The Micro 3D printer tops $1M on Kickstarter in one day - CNET | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Surpassing its $50,000 funding goal in 11 minutes, the miniature consumer 3D printer takes the crowdfunding world by storm.

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Tynker - Learn programming with visual code blocks

Tynker - Learn programming with visual code blocks | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Get Tynker - Learn programming with visual code blocks on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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21 Quotes That Will Change the Way You See Education | inspirationfeed.com

21 Quotes That Will Change the Way You See Education | inspirationfeed.com | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
The moment you become aware of your existence, you start learning. In school, you are confined into a system that you trust will teach everything you should know. But, do you really know what education is or its role in your life? Find out what educators, writers, and philosophers have to say about it.
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How to Add Questions for Students to YouTube Videos

How to Add Questions for Students to YouTube Videos | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
With the popularity of flipped classrooms showing no sign of waning, a new crop of web tools for teachers are emerging to help support instruction. In this post, I take a look at four ways that tea...
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, February 23, 2014 2:47 PM

Several different ways to approach adding questions to videos. Thanks to Phil

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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Unveils Google Play for Education

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Calling all K-12 teachers! Check out Connected Classrooms on Google+ to discover virtual field trips and collaborate with fellow educators.

Calling all K-12 teachers! Check out Connected Classrooms on Google+ to discover virtual field trips and collaborate with fellow educators. | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Bring the world into your classroom through Google+
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10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
TRUTH!! 


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 23, 9:47 AM
According to Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Excellent graphic explaining why failure is an important part of the learning process.
Ferran Viñas Jurado's curator insight, May 30, 3:25 AM
Per què el fracàs es important?
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Speech Input and Simplify Now Part of Read&Write for Google!

Speech Input and Simplify Now Part of Read&Write for Google! | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
New premium features including Speech Input for Google Docs, Highlighting and Vocabulary support for web pages, and a new Simplify and Summarize tool for the web are now available. Continue reading for details (and videos!).
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What an awesome tool for transacting with digital text

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Make eBooks. Really simple.

Make eBooks. Really simple. | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Make eBooks. Really simple. Right from your Google Drive. liber.io integrates into your Drive and creates beautiful ePubs.
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Apple iTunes U Update Lets Teachers Create Class Content On The iPad | TechCrunch

Apple iTunes U Update Lets Teachers Create Class Content On The iPad | TechCrunch | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Apple is continuing to build out its educational tools with a view to expanding the utility of iPads in the classroom. Today it's announced updates to its..
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iTunesU seems to be evolving from a podcasting platform to an LMS.

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.
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Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
A new generation of embeddable tech implants could soon change the way we live

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Stephanie Sandifer's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:24 PM

This is fascinating... we have finally accepted the use of mobile devices in learning (at least most educators have... ) while we explore/debate the use of wearable tech in learning... but how many educators are even aware of what is coming next?

Teresa Roebuck's curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:56 PM

I've already said that I am ready to embed/implant a smart phone in my hand! What are we waiting for?

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Department of Making + Doing - Philadelphia

Department of Making + Doing - Philadelphia | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it

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ExitTicket | Student Response System | Student Clickers | Exit Tickets | Classroom Response System

ExitTicket | Student Response System | Student Clickers | Exit Tickets | Classroom Response System | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
ExitTicket is a student response system designed for teachers who require immediate student assessment performance feedback in order to personalize instruction for every student.
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Educade | Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom

Educade | Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Empower your classroom with the best games, apps, and maker kits, including engaging lesson plans aligned to core standards. Explore, connect, & create. Join today!
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Find Your Perfect Tablet With This Flowchart - Edudemic

Find Your Perfect Tablet With This Flowchart - Edudemic | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Looking for a new iPad or perhaps an Android tablet? This flowchart will help you decide which is the perfect tablet for you.
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Tour Builder - Put your story on the map.

Tour Builder - Put your story on the map. | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Tell your stories with photos, videos and rich text on Google Earth.
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Super Excited for this tool! I love Google earth, but it can take so much time to teach classes the nuances of tour-building. This lets kids focus on geography and digital narrative, without having to master the Google Earth interface.

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