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How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning

How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Game-based learning has become synonymous with educational video games in some circles, but low-tech games have been used with great success in classrooms for a while.
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A great synopsis of game-based design

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What's New for Schools with the Latest Google Drive Update for iOS?

What's New for Schools with the Latest Google Drive Update for iOS? | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Google has updated its iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch version of Google Drive with a clean new interface and a few new features ahead of the impending introduction of the new iOS 7 operating system fo...
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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction -- guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned.
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The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year - Edudemic

The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year - Edudemic | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
What are some of the most popular teacher tools being used this year? You may not know them all ... but hopefully you recognize at least some of them!
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A great collection!

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Helpouts by Google

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Our world just became a whole lot smaller...and more connected.

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Move Over iPad, Here Comes Google Play For Education

Move Over iPad, Here Comes Google Play For Education | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
The famous rivalry between Google and Apple is finding its way into schools, and Google is looking to dethrone the famous iPad with its new Google Play for Education, a suite of apps and management tools that will be available to teachers and...
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I really like how Google Play will resolve workflow.

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Storytelling With Infographics

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Let's talk about the power of visual communication and the age of infographics. Here's why infographics are so appealing and popular.
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A fantastic introduction to infographics as a 21st century literacy.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 30, 2013 3:04 PM

We need to speak the language of our students, the legos and screens generation. Infographics are heard.

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Infogr.am Charts for Excel | Infogram

Infogr.am Charts for Excel | Infogram | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy! Follow other users and discover amazing data stories!
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Bringing excell a little closer to Google Sheets. Free if you are already paying through the nose for excell, and if you are working on the newest office in windows 8.

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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.
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10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn

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10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn
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great apps for making thinking visible

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
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Sussinct and awesome summer PD

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3 Social Networks Teachers Should Try Out - Edudemic

3 Social Networks Teachers Should Try Out - Edudemic | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
There are a few outstanding social networks teachers should try out this summer. It'll keep the learning going all year round!
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5 Ways To Really Connect With Online Students - Edudemic

5 Ways To Really Connect With Online Students - Edudemic | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
In this world of increased online education, it's important for students and instructors to really know how to connect with online students.
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[What's Really New] Big Google Drive Update Rolling Out - UI Changes, Swipe-Down-To-Refresh, Bottom Action Bar, And More [APK Download]

[What's Really New] Big Google Drive Update Rolling Out - UI Changes, Swipe-Down-To-Refresh, Bottom Action Bar, And More [APK Download] | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Google started a staged update to Google Drive earlier today with version 1.2.352.9 and a completely useless changelog that just said "Bug fixes and other...
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Superhero Science

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Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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A great way to preview concepts!

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MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science

MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
A group of researchers in MIT’s Education Arcade are trying to harness the power of MMO games to teach high school students to think like scientists and mathematicians.
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Sign up for the beta 9/4

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Microsoft brings Skype to Outlook.com | Questechie

Microsoft brings Skype to Outlook.com | Questechie | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
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Like Google Hangouts (almost...)

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Tom McFadden

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I used to make science raps for my students at Stanford. Now I help kids of all ages make science history battle raps. By bringing music, history, humor, and...
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Fantastic model for student projects! Sets the bar high.

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graphite | Ingredients for effective teaching

graphite | Ingredients for effective teaching | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it

A fantastic collection of web app reviews for education, indexed by subject and grade level.

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Google Offers Native Microsoft Word and Excel File Editing with New Chrome OS Release - HotHardware

Google Offers Native Microsoft Word and Excel File Editing with New Chrome OS Release - HotHardware | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
If the only thing stopping you from picking up a Chromebook is the lack of support for Microsoft Word and/or Excel, you'll be happy to know that there's an update to the developer channel build of Chrome OS that adds the ability to edit both types...
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This will help a great deal with folks working in a mixed or transitioning ecosystem.

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Makey Makey Will Make You Love The "Internet Of Things"

Makey Makey Will Make You Love The "Internet Of Things" | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
A $49.95 Invention Kit for Everybody puts computer controllers at the tip of your fingers. Literally. No coding required.

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sylvia martinez's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:07 PM

You should have seen the amazing projects people made with MaKey Makeys at #CMK13!

Vicki Butler's curator insight, July 22, 2013 10:54 PM

I just played with Makey Makey during a scratch session at ISTE.  I'm seeing presents for our grandkids --- the little ones 5 - 8 will absolutely be abld to grasp this!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:30 PM

Hamds on technology that anyone can use and create with.

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The Scale of the Universe 2

Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.
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Best "scale" Yet!

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Storytelling Fun With Foldify for iPad

Storytelling Fun With Foldify for iPad | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Foldify is an iPad app that students can use to design all kinds of 3D figures on their iPads. After designing their figures students can print their designs with directions for folding their desig...
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47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers

47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers
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Laura Graceffa's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:29 PM

For iPad.  Some are familar and some are new.  

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Try Education Technology Before You Buy (EdSurge Guides)

Try Education Technology Before You Buy (EdSurge Guides) | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Oh, summer--that glorious time of exploration and experimentation. Now is the time to put all those ideas (and yes, hype) about edtech to the test
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A great list for summer exploration

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