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Teachers and students will find learning more engaging with the large assortment of free Web 2.0 tools.
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Organizing Research with Diigo Outliner – From Beth Holland

Organizing Research with Diigo Outliner – From Beth Holland | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. I have been a huge fan of Diigo for quite some time. Unlike other social bookmarking sites, Diigo allows me to save links from any device, …
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Helpful ideas for using Diigo with students. 

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Research planner and question compass toolkit - navigating online information

Research planner and question compass toolkit - navigating online information | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
During your time at school you will have many projects and research assignments that require you to find and use information online. 

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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These 6 questions determine if you're technology rich, innovation poor | eSchool News | eSchool News

These 6 questions determine if you're technology rich, innovation poor | eSchool News | eSchool News | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
f you answer no to all six questions when evaluating the design of assignments and student work, then chances are that technology is not really being applied in the most innovative ways. Th
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These 6 questions will make you think about your assignments and ways you can help your students with technology.

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Google Drive & the Paperless Research Essay!

Google Drive & the Paperless Research Essay! | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Even though I am "techy," I always espouse that it's never technology all the time. In fact, my classroom is always a hybrid environment. As such, my students write traditional, robust research ess...
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Wonderful resource for teachers that want to go paperless. Here is a way to try it, step by step.

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149 Amazing Google Tricks to Increase Effectiveness of your Search - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

149 Amazing Google Tricks to Increase Effectiveness of your Search - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
149 amazing Google tricks to increase effectiveness of your search. Here’s the list.

Via EdTechReview (@etr_in), Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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As students begin their research, tips for an effective search are very important. 

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Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, February 28, 2014 6:00 PM

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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being …

Via Beth Dichter
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It might be easier when you are young, but that should not stop you from learning a new language. It isn't too late.

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, March 4, 2014 3:10 AM

Especially for Carolyn Seager

Drora Arussy's curator insight, March 4, 2014 7:46 AM

Really states clearly and understandably so many of the benefits of speaking a second language - how much more does the culture of Hebrew bring into the mix?

Tandoo Barcelona's curator insight, November 25, 2014 9:26 AM

An intersting article about the advantages of bilingualism. So start learning! :) (Karina)

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Instagrok iPad App is Here

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Instagrok iPad App is Here | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

instaGrok has just released a free iPad app. The app combines the functionality of the web based version with interactivity to support learning on the touch screen. 


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Students love the web based version and I think they will like the app too.

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Welcome // | Bamboo DiRT

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Check here if you need a digital tool for research. They have links to all types of tools from tools that analyze data  to ways to manage tasks.

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Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network.

Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network. | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community...
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The Innovative Educator: Using Cell Phones to Increase Student Achievement and Engagement with Reading and Writing

The Innovative Educator: Using Cell Phones to Increase Student Achievement and Engagement with Reading and Writing | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

"Cell phones are a terrific tool to support student engagement and achievement in reading and writing. To follow are some ideas explaining how teachers are doing just that by using cell phones in the way they are most commonly used among youth -- for texting and group texting. We will also look at a newly emerging trend...using cell phones to write novels."


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EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer

EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA. New research portion added. Try it.

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RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago...

RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago... | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Create and manage your references in seconds with RefME’s FREE reference generator. Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago & more – we’ve got it covered!
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Use your phone's camera to reference books and journals. They have over 6,500 styles. Very easy to manage.

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30 Search Engines Perfect For Student Researchers - Infographic

30 Search Engines Perfect For Student Researchers - Infographic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
The handy infographic below takes a look at different methods of online research, and gives a flowchart flush with a number of different web search options for you to try out.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Help your students and yourself improve your research methods online.

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Juan Manuel Sánchez Vargas's curator insight, May 30, 2014 7:07 AM

Como investigar y hacer una búsqueda de investigación.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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These are also helpful for teachers that are working on another degree, too.

 

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10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1

10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1 | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"Welcome to a series that examines the process of research. The first few posts will include that important pre-search process. In this series you are sure to find something that will fit any classroom"


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Ravi Bhatia's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:07 AM

 

10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1
Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:40 AM

There are those who believe that, because of the wealth of information available on the internet, the importance of the librarian is diminished.  On the contrary, teaching digital literacy is an important role of the school librarian.

 

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:57 PM

Steps in pre-search to help students develop their research questions. How often do we skip this, just give them the topic and move on for lack of time? 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research

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This is a great idea instead of having students writing information on the old 3x5 cards we used in the past. 

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Spigot

Spigot | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
we aggregate news, research, opinion and info for those working at the intersection of learning, technology, and youth.
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Research Management for Professionals, Web and PDF Annotation | WebNotes

WebNotes Online Research Tool - Annotate PDFs and web pages with highlights and sticky notes, organize your research, and share it with others.
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Citelighter - The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool.

Citelighter - The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool. | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Free tool for organizing your research and citations. Lets you export notes and citations to Word or Google docs. 

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