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Technology applications in the elementary classroom used to motivate and engage all types of learners
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Twig Science Films

Twig Science Films | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

A useful collection of science videos to use with your class on topics including about the Structure of the Earth and what is DNA.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science

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What It's Going to Take to Transform Our Schools

What It's Going to Take to Transform Our Schools | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

This woman makes some excellent points, makes me want to evaluate myself and my practices.

I think it's helpful to quickly review the principles that have revolutionized nearly every other area of our lives: competition, customization, technology, modern management and a relentless focus on the customer. ...

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Smore - Design beautiful online flyers and publish instantly

Smore - Design beautiful online flyers and publish instantly | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
The days of posting a flyer around the neighborhood are over. Smore helps you create amazing pages that you’d be proud to share.

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Raghava KK: Shake up your story | Video on TED.com

I know a few people I would like to shake...I wonder if it would work the same way?  Watch this TED talk to see what I mean.

TED Talks Artist Raghava KK demos his new children's book for iPad with a fun feature: when you shake it, the story -- and your perspective -- changes. In this charming short talk, he invites all of us to shake up our perspective a little bit.

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Welcome to Storytree!

Welcome to Storytree! | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

This looks like an amazing tool!  I wanted to cry just from the demo video.

Here's a site for families to come together tell stories and share memories. Another form of storytelling but a very important one.

 

"Storytree allows loved ones young and old to capture and share the stories that matter".


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Embracing Technology: Are iPads the Future of Learning? | iPad.AppStorm

Embracing Technology: Are iPads the Future of Learning? | iPad.AppStorm | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
There has already been considerable debate over the value of embracing emerging technology in education, particularly the use of iPads in schools, but is this (RT @MrKeenan Are iPads the future of learning?

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Free Technology for Teachers: PBS Teachers Research & Best Practices

Free Technology for Teachers: PBS Teachers Research & Best Practices | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
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Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock

Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
RT @MoodleMcKean: Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock - iPad Apps to Support Bloom's http://bit.ly/njvJxP #iPad #mlearning #Apps #edapp #pedagogy #lrnchat #edchat...

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Accompl.sh

Accompl.sh | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

Feel like the day is not long enough and you never get enough done? Welcome to teaching! This site offers a nice visual 'to do' list so you can see the progress, or lack of progress, you are making.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools

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Exclusive video of John Jay on creativity

Exclusive video of John Jay on creativity...

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I really like this video, thanks for finding it! I'm going to watch more in the series.
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Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

TED Talks Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being?

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Free Spirit Media: Focused on Our Youth

Free Spirit Media: Focused on Our Youth | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

I really like this because it shows the importance of authentic learning.  Students become more engaged and motivated when they see real world application.

Free Spirit Media provides education, access, and opportunity in media production to over 400 underserved youth every year throughout Chicago’s west & south sides.

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Relaxing ambient sounds, listen, create and download

Relaxing ambient sounds, listen, create and download | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
Listen online to relaxing sound atmospheres, ambient music or chilling sound effects. You can even create and mix your own moods, all for free.

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spacelab's Channel - YouTube

spacelab's Channel - YouTube | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
Share your videos with friends, family, and the world...

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What makes you

What makes you | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
Make your cube to show what you like. Whether it's painting, music or poetry, you can mix and match and create as many as you like.

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People who doodle learn faster

People who doodle learn faster | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
New research published today shows that doodling helps you learn. In fact, say scientists, students should be encouraged to doodle while they take notes in class.

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Why Use Technology in the Classroom

Why teachers should be using technology in the classroom; focus is K-12 but the arguments apply to higher ed. Useful if you are tasked with persuasion.


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PBS Teachers | PBS Teachers . Tech Integration . Research & Best Practices

PBS Teachers provides PreK-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online.
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10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports

10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
The most dreaded word in school reading for students: book reports. Teachers assign them, viewing them as a necessary component of assessing reading comprehension. Book reports can be a contributing factor to 'readicide'.

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77 Web Resources for Teachers to Try This Summer

An overview of web resources for K-12 teachers.

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Bring Back D.T. throughout School Life

Bring Back D.T. throughout School Life | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

The other day I was talking to a year 1 teacher who wants DT to be going on throughout our school. That would be from Kindergarten all the way up to A levels. Every time I go past his classroom the children are always building something new or there is always something interesting to look at ...........


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