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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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Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus

Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education.
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A thoughtful list of ways to structure engagement around flipped instruction.

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Second Grader Shows How She Uses Evernote For Fluency - Edudemic

Second Grader Shows How She Uses Evernote For Fluency - Edudemic | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
If you're learning a language or trying to organize your learning, check out this second grader sharing how she uses Evernote for fluency and organization.
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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom - TeachThought

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom - TeachThought | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Implementing iPads isn't exactly a just-add-water proposition. While they're wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you're likely…
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You could ask these of any tech platform integration

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A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps - Edudemic

A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps - Edudemic | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
We've curated a list of the best education apps for Apple's iOS. But now it's your turn. Share your favorite apps, vote up apps that you like, and make this list as useful as possible!
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Trends | Invent to Learn

Trends | Invent to Learn | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Now here’s some cool summer reading. Capturing the excitement of the maker movement and sharing the educational case for bringing making, tinkering and engineering to every classroom in America and...

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Purchasing now

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Purchasing now!
Laurie Smith's curator insight, May 17, 2013 3:18 PM

Looks like an interesting read ..

Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:59 PM

Looks interesting!

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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

10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
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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VideoNot.es

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The easiest way to take notes from videos. Everything synchronized!
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Integrates with Drive - Great for Flipped Classrooms. Syncs notes with video timestamp!

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 30, 2013 3:06 PM

Help for Video notes

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Why more businesses are going Google Apps | ZDNet

Why more businesses are going Google Apps | ZDNet | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
A customer survey by BetterCloud, a developer of Google Apps administration tools, offers insight into what's inspiring adoption.
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EyeWire | A Game to Map the Brain

EyeWire | A Game to Map the Brain | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
Play EyeWire to map the 3D structure of neurons and contribute to revolutionary crowd-sourced scientific discovery from Seung Lab at MIT.
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6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning | Thoughtful Tech | Scoop.it
What is 21st century learning, and how do networks and technology function within it?
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