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43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf

43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
A curated list of recommended free tools, websites & mobile apps for teachers, such as Google Docs, Prezi, Wordle, ClassDojo, TED, Quizlet, YouTube, etc.

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Thank you, a great compilation!

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sarah's comment, May 29, 2013 3:32 AM
Ttrès intéressant. Merci, John Evans, pour parteger cet article avec nous.
Mer St.'s curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:12 PM

A lot of info here excelent!

sarah's curator insight, February 25, 6:22 PM

Pour nos programmes

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Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com

Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
I am a proud geek and father of three young children. I taught myself to code Basic at the age of 12 on my father’s Commodore 64, and I actively encourage my children to be enthused by the notion of building with digital tools. But I don’t necessarily agree with the notion that every child must learn how to code.

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A brilliant insight into what really matters when giving kids / parents opportunities to delve into the world of programming, thanks Christian Hernandez!

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Code, Program or both?

Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, Today, 7:25 AM

Have been reading a lot about coding lately. "programming" as opposed to "coding"

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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

A"Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.  Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in."


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Great to have a summary aimed solely at educational functionality, thanks for sharing!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
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Love a google suite add on, very useful, thanks www.freetech4teachers.com

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iPad Apps For Student Centers K-2 | Listly List

These are apps we brainstormed from Camp Plug & Play. Specifically for younger students to use independently at learning centers. | Patchworkz - HD, Little Writer - The Tracing App for Kids, Tens Frame, Count Sort, Number Line, by the Math Learning Center, Line 'em Up, Word Match - The Language Game, ABC Magnetic Alphabet: make and read words!, Fruits ABC Kids Free - Learning Fun, and SPELLING MAGIC-2

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Thanks for sharing, love a tried and tested app!

 

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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
EasyBib helps educators provide students with the tools they need to do credible and ethical research, while allowing them to track student progress and understanding before they hand in their final paper. EasyBib has also been recently integrated into Google Docs allowing  students to easily and properly cite their resources with one single click.

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Such an important habit to establish in all learners, great to hear it's integrated into google docs!

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Jaana Ohtonen's curator insight, October 12, 9:14 AM

Instruktioner till att referera och citera material från Internet.

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Use “Send Last Location” to Find a Lost iPhone Even If Battery is Dead - OSXDaily

Use “Send Last Location” to Find a Lost iPhone Even If Battery is Dead - OSXDaily | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

"One of the best things about Find My iPhone is the ability to, well, find your iPhone if you happen to misplace it. It’s a feature that every iOS device owner (and Mac users too) should have enabled on their devices, but up until now there has been a problem; when a devices battery runs out, so goes the ability to track the lost iPhone. That’s exactly what this setting in iOS 8 aims to resolve, and much like Find My iPhone, every iOS device owner should take a moment to enable this."


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What a brilliant tip! Thanks for sharing #JohnEvans

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Digital Passport by Common Sense Media

Digital Passport by Common Sense Media | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
The interactive, fun, and effective way to teach and test the basics of digital citizenship to 3rd-5th grade

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Common Sense Media is a brilliant addition to schools digital citizenship program

 

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

freeIn social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...


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From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post

From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning
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Educators around the world are embracing mobile learning in what is considered a relentless and inevitable march towards the 'flipped' classroom.

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An important summary to give parents a few options when faced with a technology onslaught!

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Gary Barclay's curator insight, July 29, 3:56 AM

Most iPads seem to be filled wth Games...this might offer an alternative?

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, July 29, 12:46 PM

Lots of good learning opportunities with the portable devices - not just for YouTube!

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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students -- or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who ha
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Essential skills for students AND their teachers...

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Too true!!!!

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Paul's curator insight, July 24, 4:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:21 AM

Good points

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Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips

Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

"Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite apps for digital storytelling and now they have a new version designed specifically for classroom use.  All of the original great features that allow students to bring still images to life by recording their voice over a slideshow have been enhanced for students.`


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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, July 14, 6:51 PM

This is cool- Shadow Puppets- come on, instant winner!

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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

"This morning I received an email from a reader that has been frustrated by the results her students are getting when they search on Google Images. Rather than relying on the filters on Google Images to generate good results for students, give one of these other sources of images a try."


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Great to have a few more image sources to broaden the bank!

thanks for  sharing!

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, July 2, 12:02 AM

Great post from FreeTechnology4Teachers providing information on places to get images.

Jo Laretive's curator insight, July 2, 9:51 PM

Helpful advise when there is so much out there.

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The State of Educational Blogging 2014 - The Edublogger

The State of Educational Blogging 2014 - The Edublogger | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

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A brilliant summary of all things bloggy and the comparisons and evaluation of various platforms is so helpful! Thanks for sharing...

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gwynethjones's curator insight, October 19, 7:48 PM

Just fascinating! 

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Codarica - Coding for Young Learners

Codarica - Coding for Young Learners | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

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Developing coding K-6 - let's play! Thanks for sharing!

 

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Pros and Cons of Social Media Usage for Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Pros and Cons of Social Media Usage for Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Social media has several advantages for students.

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great to include this in Parent / Community presentation nights!

 

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Thank you John! I can think of dozens of ways I can use this with K-2 students already! @joevans

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 14, 3:25 AM

Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 14, 5:38 AM

Awesome educational...

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5 Powerful iPad Apps to Help Teachers Organize Their Workflow ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Powerful iPad Apps to Help Teachers Organize Their Workflow ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
There are now a wide variety of iPad apps that you can use to organize your life and create an effective workflow. In this regard, I handpicked for you some really interesting apps that you should definitely consider to enhance your productivity. These apps provide a bunch of excellent features such as : easy ways to create to-do lists, scheduled notifications, reminders, notifications of upcoming tasks and events, and many more. Some of these apps are also integrated with Google and Google Apps accounts .

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Love a bit of organisational brilliance! Thanks for sharing @joevans

 

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Guide to Google Apps for the iPad - Infographic

Guide to Google Apps for the iPad - Infographic | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

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Thanks for sharing!
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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, September 9, 9:02 AM

Worthy of sharing on today, the day of the great unveil of the newest members of the Apple family.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 13, 4:02 PM

This infographic is useful because of the ideas for how it should be used and how it can be used.

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, September 15, 10:24 PM

Terrific for getting our new users organized! 

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Top Mistakes Leaders Make - Great Leaders Serve

Top Mistakes Leaders Make - Great Leaders Serve | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
The top mistakes leaders make. Are you making any of these?

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all leaders and those who want to lead should print this out and refer to it regularly

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Dixie Binford's curator insight, August 14, 11:31 AM

Great list for self-reflection then action.

Denise Lombardo's curator insight, August 14, 5:37 PM

Great advice and timely reminders to heed and to share...

AnnC's curator insight, August 15, 11:30 PM

"Many organizations are over-managed and under-led."

"Focus on results AND relationships."

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School libraries must be 'fit for purpose' says cross-party report from MPs

School libraries must be 'fit for purpose' says cross-party report from MPs | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group says 'it is vital that all schools have a good library to ensure children develop essential literacy and digital literacy skills'
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Makes it all worthwhile!!!

Cheers for brilliant TL's!

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The app you need to delete from your child's phone. Immediately.

The app you need to delete from your child's phone. Immediately. | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
An arrest allegedly related to the messaging app Kik has highlighted the dangers of children's access to social media. Would you check your children's app?
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We must constantly remind parents how important it is to keep an eye on our under 13's use of social media.

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Search Tip for Students: Try Predicting Your Search Results

Search Tip for Students: Try Predicting Your Search Results | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Just as having students predict answers to math problems is a way of creating more meaningful learning, prediction can be a useful strategy in successful search
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It is important for TL's to ensure a scope and sequence from K-12 is set up to build upon these essential skills.

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Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools

Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

"I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith(@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Afterwards I was checking out Holly’s stuff and came across her great introduction to iPads in Classrooms. I checked with Holly and she was keen I do one of my visual representations of the ideas. So here it is, my visual, albeit briefer introduction for teachers who just got iPads:"


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Thanks so much to Holly, Tanya and Richard for an essential Professional Development resource to have on hand for any staff kicking off with iPads!

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juandoming's curator insight, July 19, 6:15 AM

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 19, 8:40 AM

9 tips for teachers with ipads. 

Heidi Veikkolainen's curator insight, July 20, 3:43 AM

A worthwhile link.

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5 Quick iPad Tips for Parents - Apptitude2Learn.com

5 Quick iPad Tips for Parents - Apptitude2Learn.com | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

Love "CommonSenseMedia.org has created a free program to help parents navigate and discuss the impact of digital media on kids’ social, emotional and intellectual development. Using resources based on their K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, educators and parents, together, can empower young people to harness the power of the Internet and digital technology for learning and life -- both in the classroom and at home."


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Love CommonSenseMedia! Wealth of relevant resources for educators, students and parents!

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 11, 7:12 AM

Seems like a very useful set of tips!