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5 Pinterest-like education sites worth trying out

5 Pinterest-like education sites worth trying out | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
All of these sites focus on learning and curation, but could one of them really be the "Pinterest of education"?

 

As one of the fastest-growing social networks, Pinterest's popularity can be attributed to its ease of use and vibrant Pinboards. Recently, a number of similar social curation sites developed specifically for students and teachers have popped up, emulating Pinterest in key ways while focusing on learning. In some cases, they have even made improvements.

 

Here are five such sites that could be contenders for the title "Pinterest of Education"

 


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There are several good sites here and they can be used in different ways.

 

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I am feeling honored as they took a screenshot of my curation!

 

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Scoop-It makes it into the TOP 5.  Great Job!!

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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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Online tool to create sketch, painting, drawing, outline effects

Online tool to create sketch, painting, drawing, outline effects | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
free online tool to converts photo to sketch, pencil sketch, photo to drawing,photo to painting, photo to outline,photo to singlesahde etc.
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Very easy to use and download finished product, all free. 
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The Guide to Google Apps for the iPad [infographic] – Updated!

The Guide to Google Apps for the iPad [infographic] – Updated! | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
  Pinterest An Updated Infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad (31 Apps)!!! There are now tons of apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, and Google has released several official apps for the iPad. There is hope, Obi Wan, Google and Apple can play nice!The infographic embedded below details the most useful Google …
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Google apps you can use on the iPad. 
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10 Ways to Use Google Drawings for Learning

10 Ways to Use Google Drawings for Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
By Mike Kaufman What I love about the Google Apps for Educators suite is its versatility. There are so many ways to effectively use Google Docs or Slides that enhance student learning, and Google Drawings is no exception.
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Take a look at these 10 ideas. You will probably find you have some more of your own. 
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EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge.

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge. | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Ten ways to get students started with coding. 
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A Step by Step Guide on How to Create Interactive Presentations Using The New Google Slides Features ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step by Step Guide on How to Create Interactive Presentations Using The New Google Slides Features ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Step by step instructions for presentations using Google slides. They include the newest features for voting by the audience and a back channel. 
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Dictionary Linguee - Android Apps on Google Play

Dictionary Linguee - Android Apps on Google Play | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Multilingual dictionary featuring French, Spanish, German, and other languages.
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Vibby — vibby.com

Vibby — vibby.com | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Vibby homepage
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Choose just the parts of a YouTube video you want to share. Your students won't have to watch the whole thing to get to the parts you need them to see. You can embed it on you blog or website. 
 
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13 Free Alternatives to Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, & More

13 Free Alternatives to Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, & More | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
What if you don't want to spend $50 per month on a Creative Cloud subscription? The good news is that there are free alternatives available. Here are some of the best.
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Free alternatives to Photoshop. 
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Control Alt Achieve: 10 Terrific Tools for Teachers

Control Alt Achieve: 10 Terrific Tools for Teachers | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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These are great tools. I just found and started using Synergyse and it is very helpful and easy to use. 
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Introducing our first collaborative learning game for the classroom: Quizlet Live

Introducing our first collaborative learning game for the classroom: Quizlet Live | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Teachers--are you looking for a fun, engaging game for your classroom where students can learn from each other? That’s why we built Quizlet Live. It’s designed to bring fresh energy into classroom. Teams of students work together, racing to learn the material in a Quizlet study set. Correct answers move teams ahead, but wrong answers send teams back to zero. In order to win, students need to communicate with each other to make sure they pick correctly. How Quizlet Live works Teachers can launch Quizlet Live from any study sets and create a game in seconds (no accounts needed for your students). Just ask your students to type in quizlet.live on any device (computers, mobile phones, iPads etc) and enter the unique join code on your screen. Once all your students have joined, they are randomly assigned to an animal-themed team of 3 or 4 students. If the first random selection isn't good, teachers can also reshuffle the teams as many times as you need. Students move around the room to find their teammates so they can communicate more easily. Once everyone is settled, you can start the game and the race begins. Teammates work together to match correct answers faster than the other teams. For each game, twelve possible answers are spread across each teammate’s screen. Everyone on the team gets the same question but only one student has the answer. And so, they need to communicate with each other to find the correct answers in the least amount of time. Answers must be quick but accurate - one wrong answer and the team’s progress is reset to zero. The first team to clear their board of all the answers wins! At the end of a game, teachers get a class-level snapshot of how well the students know the material, breaking down what material students know well and what still needs the most attention. Here's a demo of how the game works, presented by the Quizlet Team. Why try Quizlet Live? Quizlet Live reinforces foundational knowledge in a fun, collaborative way that makes the learning experience even more memorable. Working as a team develops soft skills like communication and collaboration. The team dynamic also means that competition can be a positive experience for all students. Learners of all levels can contribute to a victory as part of a team. We’ve tested Quizlet Live with 50,000 teachers and 1,000,000 students during our beta and both teachers and students loved it! Students never wanted to stop playing. And teachers saw great conversations and learning come out of the game. Can I try it out? Quizlet Live is now available to all teachers on Quizlet (for free!). Just click on the “Live” button on any study set on the Quizlet website to get started or learn more here. And please tell us what you think! Can't find the "Live" Option? If you're a teacher but you don't see the "Live" option, check your settings to make sure your account is marked as "teacher" instead of "student." Then you should have access. If you're still having trouble, email us at live@quizlet.com.
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Make a Book Map with Google Maps

Make a Book Map with Google Maps | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
I was filling in for my son's teacher in 3rd grade yesterday (no substitute). One activity I facilitated was their prepared book talks. The students had four minutes to talk to their classmates about a book they enjoyed and why they should read it too. I noticed that a few of the books that were…
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A fun project to do either with your students or by your students. 
 
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20 educational resources for new teachers

20 educational resources for new teachers | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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You may find some sites you want to use even if you aren't brand new to teaching. 
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theLearnia - Free Online Whiteboard

theLearnia - Free Online Whiteboard | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
theLearnia helps teachers to flip their classroom by creating awesome video lessons within minutes and share with their students
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Free online whiteboard for making videos for your students or by your students.
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Creating Creative Kids

Read about how to nourish creative Kids and how empowering creativity in children can reduce stress and lead to a more relaxing, well balanced child.
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BBC Learning English - Learning English

BBC Learning English - Learning English | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Short videos with vocabulary words taken from current news items. Very interesting and then followed by a short quiz. 
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BBC News - Tips on how to make a video news report

BBC News - Tips on how to make a video news report | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Do you want to make a TV news report but have no idea where to start? Watch this video to see how a group of students, with help from the BBC's Sophie Long, go about it and read the advice below.
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This article has some great tips for helping your students plan and shoot a news video. 
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How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos | Foter Blog

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Instructions for correctly giving credit to creative commons photos. 
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The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
The lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. This is happening in schools where even the leaders are giving permission to teachers to explore their passions and to innovate in their instructional approaches. This is why we are seeing so many initiatives…
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We should be teaching students how to learn something on their own. How often do you turn to the internet, family or friends when you want to know something new. They need to know how to think through a process, follow instructions, seek help when they get stuck, but not to give up on what they want to know. 
 
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Raising a Child With Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit

Raising a Child With Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
The rule at the “grit” expert Angela Duckworth’s house? You can quit. But you can’t quit on a hard day.
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It is okay to quit sometimes. 
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Great Online Resources and Tools for Physics Teachers

Great Online Resources and Tools for Physics Teachers | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
For all you physics teachers I’ve jotted down a list of Apps, Blogs, YouTube channels and Pinterest Boards that you must check to ad
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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads in the classroom most effective?
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Interesting article, find out what research says about iPads in the classroom. 
 
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating online learning with Riddle

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating online learning with Riddle | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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New ideas for quizzes, polls, surveys, etc. 
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YAKiT Kids on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about YAKiT Kids. Download YAKiT Kids and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Make any photo talk, just by speaking. Turn your creativity loose. Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about YAKiT Kids. Download YAKiT Kids and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

 
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Make short, fun videos using your iPad. 
 
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