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How to create your own audiobooks

How to create your own audiobooks | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
For authors who want to use their own home equipment to narrate an audio version of their own books, or if you want to record your kids reading their favorite stories for posterity, you can do it with a microphone, and iPad and GarageBand.

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Children are also willing to practice reading before they record which helps improve fluency.

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Claudia M. Reder's curator insight, May 26, 2013 12:58 PM

What a great idea for ELLs.  Buddies can create audiobooks for those who want to hear and read the stories they themselves have written.

 

Another way to share our stories.

juanjovilar's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:00 AM

Herramienta para crear tus propios audiobooks.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:21 PM

Mostly Mac based but a good resource

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Interesting ways to use Google Apps in the math classroom – The Reflective Educator

Interesting ways to use Google Apps in the math classroom – The Reflective Educator | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Be sure to watch the 21 Interesting Ways to use Google Apps in Math Class slide show. 

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Be sure to watch the 21 Interesting Ways to use Google Apps in Math Class slide show. 

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[PUBLIC] 30 Ways to use Chromebooks in the Classroom

[PUBLIC] 30 Ways to use Chromebooks in the Classroom | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
30 Ways to Use Chromebooks in Schools created by: +Tom Gierke +Becky Evans
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Various ideas for using Chromebooks. 

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BYOD: Bring Your Own Device - Preview - YouTube

Dr. Elliot Soloway has made it his mission to shepherd mobile devices into the K-12 classroom environment, but it hasn't been easy. Having been involved in t...
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BYOD devices are better than district owned. The students know how to work their devices and they want to take care of them. 

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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. 

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100 Free LEGO Learning Printables - Great Peace Academy #makered

100 Free LEGO Learning Printables - Great Peace Academy #makered | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Find resources for FREE LEGO Learning Printables in this 100 Things Post.

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Some of the links in the list no longer work, but there are still plenty available. 

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 22, 9:05 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

lalita pradeep's curator insight, July 22, 10:37 PM

I really dunno anything about its high order potential, but my sister prefers lego for her two small children.....And she is a committed teacher by passion.

Mick Huiet's curator insight, July 23, 11:09 AM

I hope my new classroom has plenty of Legos!

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Top 100 Social Media Tools & Resources You Can Benefit From Today

Top 100 Social Media Tools & Resources You Can Benefit From Today | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Top 100 Social Media Tools & Resources You Can Benefit From Today   http://www.postcontrolmarketing.com/top-100-social-media-tools-resources-you-can-benefit-from-today/ "Social Media News & Insights Social Media Examiner: www.socialmediaexaminer.com Social Media Explorer: www.socialmediaexplorer.com Social Media Today: socialmediatoday.com Social Media Marketing Magazine: www.smmmagazine.com Chris Brogan: http://chrisbrogan.com/blog Hubspot’s Inbound Hub: blog.hubspot.com RazerSocial: www.razors

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 23, 8:07 AM

This article lists various tools to help any person or organization using social media.

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YouTube Copyright School


Russell learns some valuable lessons about copyright.

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Fun way to share this information with your students. 

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Leboldus Library's curator insight, July 24, 10:03 AM
This video covers the most important aspects of video copyright on YouTube with the use of some fun cartoon characters.
Karen Olges's curator insight, July 27, 9:46 AM

The last few sentences of this video sum it up....as teachers and leaders, we need to become cognizant to put copyright at the bottom of every page we and our students create.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 1, 4:45 AM

a useful video about copyright

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Primarily Google: K-3 Forms - Missouri GAFE Summit

Primarily Google: K-3 Forms - Missouri GAFE Summit | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Susan Stewart @TechCoachSusan “Primarily” Google: Google Forms Visit the link below and fill out a quick form: http://goo.gl/58Hg3L Slides: https://goo.gl/mBGjKJ
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Ideas for using forms with primary students. 

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CiteFast- An Incredibly Easy Citation Tool for Students

CiteFast- An Incredibly Easy Citation Tool for Students | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

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Make writing a paper so much easier. 

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Armando's curator insight, July 19, 7:55 AM

CiteFast- An Incredibly Easy Citation Tool for Students

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Great, easy to use resource

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This article shares a tool called "CiteFast" to help students cite their sources in either APA, MLA or Chicago. Any users of this out there?

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Google Classroom Best Practices (Slide Images) - PUBLIC

Google Classroom Best Practices (Slide Images) - PUBLIC | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Google Classroom Best Practices (Slide Images) - PUBLIC

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Here are a few good ideas for using Google Classroom with your students or fellow teachers. 

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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.
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You can find sites for online learning, coding,  learning a new language, or working with data. 

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STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
STEM curriculum resources collected and/or created by Wesley Fryer
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100 Awesome Google Chrome Tips and Tricks! - Chrome Story

100 Awesome Google Chrome Tips and Tricks! - Chrome Story | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
100 Google Chrome Tips for Everyone The ebook had a section on Chrome OS and Chromebooks. Since I have a new page here for Chrome OS and Chromebook tips, this page will replace those Chrome OS tips with new Chrome tips.
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Some of the tips are links to even more information. 

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The Big List of IFTTT Recipes: 34 Hacks for Hardcore Social Media Productivity

The Big List of IFTTT Recipes: 34 Hacks for Hardcore Social Media Productivity | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
A deep dive into all the many ways to work smarter with IFTTT recipes for Twitter, Facebook, social media, productivity, and plain old fun.
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15 Essential Content Creation Apps You Need Right Now

15 Essential Content Creation Apps You Need Right Now | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Imagine if you could create content faster? This article presents 15 content creation apps that will make your job (and life) easier.


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Daniela Luciano's curator insight, July 28, 8:15 AM
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Imagine if you could create content faster? This article presents 15 content creation apps that will make your job (and life) easier.

liblist4u's curator insight, July 28, 2:26 PM

Some valuable suggestions organized in categories that address content ideas, editing, and optimizing content.

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
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Inspiring story. 

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An Excited Educator : Computerless Coding with Lego

An Excited Educator : Computerless Coding with Lego | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
I am in a privileged position as I teach students in an iPad 1:1 school, so have always been able to teach coding using our iPads. However I know there are a wealth of fantastic computerless coding lessons and wanted to explore these, to see if students would gain a better understanding of coding!

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Coding even without a  computer is fun and very thought provoking.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 23, 7:26 AM

Great ideas for young children to develop an understanding of key computational thinking concepts such as algorithms, looping, and iteration. 

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"100+ experiments in chemistry"

"100+ experiments in chemistry" | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Chemistry videos for education and just for fun

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Student's will enjoy the Pharaoh's Serpent experiment.   

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 22, 10:59 AM

Chemistry activities and videos for teaching High School chemistry.  Thanks Gust!

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 28, 1:10 AM

Oh my, my Science Teachers' Christmas just came early.

Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, July 28, 1:45 PM

Check these out, if you do not have the time or equipment to do these in class.

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10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
It has been a while since I have posted any practical ideas for the classroom, and for this I am sorry. However, yesterday I found inspiration, yet again, while preparing for a workshop for my teac...

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QR codes can add some interest to your class. 

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Marco Favero's curator insight, July 23, 3:22 AM

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 23, 11:12 AM

I have not used QR codes in my classes, but they do look interesting if you can find a meaningful way to use them.  This article gives step-by-step instructions on how to download the program onto mobile devices and gives 10 ideas of how to use them in classes.  If anyone tries to do this, please let me know how it goes.

RebeccaMoore's curator insight, July 23, 7:49 PM

I have always wanted to use QR codes in the classroom, but aside from borrowed materials, I was unsure of how to begin. This resource, "10 ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom" gives step-by-step directions for getting started, as well as links, and ideas for when to use QR codes to engage students.

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Google Classroom - Using RubricTab to Assess Students

Google Classroom - Using RubricTab to Assess Students | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Previously I created a rubric template that allows you to create a rubric, paste your class roster, and then create a copy of the rubric for each student to make evaluation for your class easy. I h...
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Great step-by-step instructions to use rubrics with google classroom. 

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Using Google Chrome Apps and Extensions to Support Struggling Readers and English Language Learners

Using Google Chrome Apps and Extensions to Support Struggling Readers and English Language Learners | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Google Chrome has so much to offer teachers and students, AND there are so many fantastic apps and extensions to support struggling readers. Text-to-speech is a great way to support struggling readers--it's reading with your ears!
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These are really helpful for young students, too. 

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23 Great Library Blogs

Let's say that you are a school librarian, and let's say you've decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a blog to connect with parents and students, to share...
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Great information you may want to share with your students and teachers. 

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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This article will be a great resource for student projects. 

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 16, 9:01 PM

Some acknowledgment to the site would still be necessary - to keep students in the habit of attribution of source..

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 18, 2:15 PM

Oh boy! All the resources in one place! Happy Dancin'

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, July 28, 7:24 AM

Παρότι στ' Αγγλικά, χρησιμότατο για τα ιστολόγια ή τα sites!

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Top 11 Wonderful Tools for Designers To Create Infographics - I am programmer

Top 11 Wonderful Tools for Designers To Create Infographics - I am programmer | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
For all the importance we place on text, it’s an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them.

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Infographics make wonderful projects for your students. 

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Angel Rivera 's curator insight, July 10, 11:02 AM

Herramientas de diseño para generación de infografías 

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 10, 10:43 PM

To quote the inimitable Hans Rosling, "You have to look at the data!"

Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 12, 7:45 PM

Some nice Infographic tools to try and some of them have options of quick start videos or quick start instructions/hints.

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Turn Any Browser Window Into a Quick-Edit Notepad

Turn Any Browser Window Into a Quick-Edit Notepad | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Notepads are awesome, but sometimes you need to just jot down a quick one or two line note that doesn't need to be saved. Software developer Jose Jesus Perez Aguinaga shares a simple way to do it in any browser.
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You can go to settings and use Save as if you want to keep a copy. 

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