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Web 2.0 for Education
Teachers and students will find learning more engaging with the large assortment of free Web 2.0 tools.
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Online toolkit helps schools select content-rich instructional materials

Online toolkit helps schools select content-rich instructional materials | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
A new guide and community of practice developed by the State Education Technology Directors Association aim to advance the shift to digital learning.
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Need help selecting content-rich  online instructional materials, use this toolkit and be sure to join the community on edWeb.net to help with this cause. 
The link in the article to edWeb.net has an extra bracket at the end and doesn't work. When it shows you the not found page just take the bracket off the end and press enter and it will take you to the page. 
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Top 10 Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers by Richard Nolan

Top 10 Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers by Richard Nolan | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
By Richard Nolan

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Teachers need all the help they can get. Teaching is a demanding job. 
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Makena Conteh's curator insight, January 31, 2:05 AM
Check out the tips that can help you to manage classroom.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, February 1, 3:41 PM
Excellent suggestions to build strong relationships to facilitate learning.
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10 Free Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks

10 Free Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Last week I published an updated list of tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. It's time to update it again as I forgot to includ
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This is very useful information for the schools that are buying Chromebooks for their students to use. 
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The Virtual Reality Classroom Guide

The Virtual Reality Classroom Guide | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Google Expeditions is a brand new VR experience that is available to schools who are interested in exploring virtual field trips as a way to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. However, these things are expensive, so I wanted to take some more time to explore the possibility of building your own virtual reality…
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Make your own Virtual Reality Google Expeditions kit for less money. 
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How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017 | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn't the only thing that may weaken resolve or slow progress toward a goal. Failing to understand some practical brain science can just as quickly do you in.

 

Neuroscience has shown us this year that we may actually have everything we need to stay focused, be more creative, remember more, and make better decisions—just as long as we can work a bit more with our brains, not against them. Here are a few things we learned that can take you closer toward being your best self in 2017.


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We need to put what we know about Neuroscience to help our students and ourselves. 
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If you want to work in tech, you should know these 2 essential programming languages

If you want to work in tech, you should know these 2 essential programming languages | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
A working knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 is a great way to start your path toward professional web design.

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Your students could begin learning to code with these 2 languages. 
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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, December 29, 2016 6:58 AM

These two are a good place to start.

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How To Add a Watermark to a Google Doc - BetterCloud Monitor

How To Add a Watermark to a Google Doc - BetterCloud Monitor | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Marking Google Docs "confidential" may be easier than you think. Whatever your reason for watermarking, this step-by-step lesson shows you how it's done in Google Docs.

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You can watermark your document with these step-by-step instructions.
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In School Activity Breaks

Suggestions for getting your class moving during classroom breaks. 
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Heart.org's pdf of suggestions for getting your students moving throughout the day. 
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Google Classroom: Pull Student Paragraphs and Give Feedback - Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: Pull Student Paragraphs and Give Feedback - Teacher Tech | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Pull paragraphs from student Google text documents into a single list in Google Sheets. Give feedback fast and send your teacher comments back to the doc.
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Save your time and give feedback to your students faster. 
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How to Create MadLibs Story Starters in Google Sheets

How to Create MadLibs Story Starters in Google Sheets | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Last week I wrote about Flippity's free template for creating MadLibs story starters in Google Sheets. I have received a handful o
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Student's love madlibs. They can be so funny. 
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Why Do We Ask Kids to Sit Down and Learn When the Research Says… via @coolcatteacher

Why Do We Ask Kids to Sit Down and Learn When the Research Says… via @coolcatteacher | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Physical movement can help learning, reduce symptoms of ADD/ADHD and help kids lead healthier lives. Dr. Brad Johnson explains the research.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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More and more research is showing that children need to move throughout the day. Finland has children moving 15 minutes out of every hour. 
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Dr. Caroline B. Laurens's curator insight, November 13, 2016 6:06 AM
So true with gifted children (personal experience based), who often need to move when their brain is active.
D'autant plus vrai avec les enfants à haut potentiel (remarque basée sur mon experience personnelle), qui ont souvent besoin de bouger quand leur cerveau travaille.
Shawn Chisholm's curator insight, November 13, 2016 12:48 PM
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Melissa Molitor's curator insight, November 13, 2016 2:39 PM
This may prove especially true in a middle school classroom, where our students are in the same class for 90 minutes.
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10 of The Best Google Docs Add-ons for Teachers

10 of The Best Google Docs Add-ons for Teachers | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Add-ons for Google Docs and some also work on sheets. 
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7 Presentation Tips You Can Learn from World Leaders

Learn some simple rules of successful presentations. perhaps it’s not as easy as that, but certainly we can do better by following these 7 presentation tips.

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Short slide show of important rules for a great presentation. 
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 11, 2016 10:06 AM

Great slide presentation which can be used with students not only as a presentation example but also to talk about great historical figures.

Thanks for the suggestion to SketchBubble.

Jim Price's curator insight, April 13, 2016 1:58 PM
'Simple rules' for effective presentations - making the complex simple perhaps?! (PS - I've just published something which recommends 7 'simple rules' too ... perhaps '7' is the new '3'...?)
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Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Game for Students

Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Game for Students | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Printable game for learning coding with paper - Unplugged coding can be an even more engaging way to introduce students to early programming concepts.
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Here is a fun, easy way to get your students started with code and they will not need a computer to do it. 
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Top Five Tips for Diving into AR/VR - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Top Five Tips for Diving into AR/VR - TechNotes Blog - TCEA | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
If you're just getting into augmented reality or virtual reality in your classroom, you'll want to follow these great tips for successful integration.
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Top tip and I agree is read the instructions, then read the other tips.
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10 Reasons Why Videos are Great Educational Tools via Emily Cleary

10 Reasons Why Videos are Great Educational Tools via Emily Cleary | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
I’ve written a lot lately about the benefits of using videos in your classroom. Guest author, Emily Clearly over at mysimpleshow has ten more reasons why videos are a great educational tool f…

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Videos are a great learning tool for the person making them and then for the others that get to watch it. 
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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 31, 3:38 PM
Ce sont exactement les raisons pour lesquels j'utilise la vidéo en classe (faite par les étudiants).
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Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
These simple and quick brain hacks help you to learn anything faster.
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Share this information to help your students. 
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45 of The Best Places to Learn to Code For Free

45 of The Best Places to Learn to Code For Free | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Want to learn how to code? Look no further. Here are 45 places online where you can start learning for absolutely free.
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A list of sites to learn to code for free. 
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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.
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Concise help for teaching your students about Digital Citizenship.
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Should You Learn Python, C, or Ruby to Be a Top Coder? (Infographic)

Should You Learn Python, C, or Ruby to Be a Top Coder? (Infographic) | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
See which coding language you should learn first.
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Helpful infographic comparing some of the top programming languages. 
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What Teachers Should Know About ADHD & ASD

What Teachers Should Know About ADHD & ASD | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Teachers are critical in helping children affected by ASD or ADHD, as they are positioned to communicate with parents/caregivers and practice appropriate classroom intervention.
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A beginning primer for teachers on ASD and ADHD.
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How to set up 2-step verification for Google and Gmail on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How to set up 2-step verification for Google and Gmail on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Don't lose your Google info or Gmail archives to a password hack. Set up 2-step verification to protect your most important assets.
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For your own safety, set up 2 step verification for your email accounts. It is very easy to use and that way if someone steals your password they can't get in your account. 
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Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs By Kathryn Nieves

Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs By Kathryn Nieves | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
By Kathryn Nieves

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Using G Suite lets teachers offer some choices to students about their assignments. 
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Here Is A Great Google Doc Tool for Research Students

Here Is A Great Google Doc Tool for Research Students | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Add-on for making bibliographies easily within your doc. 
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5 iPad Apps to Create Animated Video Stories

5 iPad Apps to Create Animated Video Stories | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Some great apps for students to be able to tell their own stories. 
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