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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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Teachers and students will find learning more engaging with the large assortment of free Web 2.0 tools.
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Beautiful Audio Editor

Copy. Snip. Pan. Record. Flexibly fade volume with envelopes. Apply and move effects (filters, compression, etc.) among tracks. And more. Edit while playing for quick feedback. Works online or offline. Create and organize projects in Google Drive. Edit projects anywhere within Chrome or Firefox. Store projects online or offline (in a local file to load later).
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Projects download as .wav or .mp3 for free. 
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LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks

LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Find free audio recordings of books in the public domain. Easily searchable. 
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Blended Learning - Christensen Institute

Blended Learning - Christensen Institute | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Improving the world through disruptive innovation.
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Resources for Blended Learning.
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Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth

Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
See how to run Google Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the new Google Earth and make stories come alive.
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Have you seen the new Google Earth? Don't forget Google Lit Trips. 
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Adobe Launches Chromebook Apps for Free, in the Name of Education

Adobe Launches Chromebook Apps for Free, in the Name of Education | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Starting this month, select Chromebook users will be able to download and use a full suite of Chromebook-optimized Adobe Android applications for free. Fro
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Students will love being able to use this suite of apps for free on their Chromebooks. 
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What to Include in a Student Portfolio

What to Include in a Student Portfolio | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
This list provides possible items that could be included in a student portfolio.
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Great ideas for creating a student portfolio. These can then be used in a student led conference with parents. 
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The best free video editor 2017

Professional quality editing software doesn't have to cost a fortune. These tools deliver amazing results and don't cost a penny.
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List of free video editors to use with your students. 
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Tons of Classic Works Are Available for Free Download

Tons of Classic Works Are Available for Free Download | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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This is quite a list of free books, Twain, Poe, and Shakespeare to name a few. 
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60 Awesome Formative Assessment Ideas

60 Awesome Formative Assessment Ideas | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
The following link has tools for formative assessment, techniques to check for understanding, and processing activities. It is a really great resource! Check it out by clicking: 60FormativeAssessme...

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This article has a great pdf of ideas for formative assessment. 
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AND ALL MATH TEACHERS SCREAMED WITH EXCITEMENT - Teacher Tech

AND ALL MATH TEACHERS SCREAMED WITH EXCITEMENT - Teacher Tech | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Google Docs Math Type is now reality with EquatIO. Students can handwrite or voice type or predict and insert math equations into Docs and Forms

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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A truly easy way to make equations in Docs and Forms. 
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Gerald Carey's curator insight, April 4, 6:55 PM
Alice Keeler shares her insights on the new equation input editor for Google Docs  and Sheets. She adds the caveat: does this increase student understanding or simply digitalise the same old method that we have been using to teach Maths for the last 100 years?
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Technology Curriculum

Technology Curriculum | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Free lessons for your students on how to use Google products. 
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Google Image Search Tips via Educators' Technology

Google Image Search Tips via Educators' Technology | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Great infographic to help students or teachers search for images for research or projects. 
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 29, 9:47 AM
Google Image Search Tips via Educators' Technology
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LOVE this....but I love @CreativeCommons more!

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 14, 10:57 AM
Great way to search your family tree. I can also see  this being used to research potential job and college applicants.  
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NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography

NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like. …
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Free entire collection of NASA sounds, images, and videos to use anyway you would like. 
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Editing Tips That Will Improve The Quality Of Your Writing

Editing Tips That Will Improve The Quality Of Your Writing | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Careful editing can make such a difference to your writing, as there is so much more to think about than just spelling, grammar and sentence construction.

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This is the last of a series, but there are links to the others so you can read those too. 
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janlgordon's curator insight, April 18, 8:45 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains the importance of carefully editing your blog posts.

 

Improve your writing with quality content.

 

How to Effectively Edit Your Articles

 

It's tempting to hit the publish button right away after writing a blog post. I agree that in order to make the best of it you need to carefully look your copy over first.

 

Elliott explains the process of how to edit your articles and improve your writing at the same time.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • It's important to first do planning and research before the writing begins. Use an outline of the structure with a beginning, middle, and end.

 

  • After writing a post give yourself some time to process it. Save the editing process after you have completed your article.

 

  • Read your completed work out loud to yourself. Notice the flow of the piece, and whether there were any mistakes you may have missed.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Image: Courtesy of Alice Elliott.

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Read full article here: http://ow.ly/qtpb30aY16P

 

Stay informed on trends, insights, what's happening in the digital world become a Curatti Insider today

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From curator~ " Elliott explains the process of how to edit your articles and improve your writing at the same time. Here's what caught my attention: It's important to first do planning and research before the writing begins. Use an outline of the structure with a beginning, middle, and end. After writing a post give yourself some time to process it. Save the editing process after you have completed your article. Read your completed work out loud to yourself. Notice the flow of the piece, and whether there were any mistakes you may have missed.
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Community Home

Community Home | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Visit the post for more.
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Resources for having a flipped classroom. 
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Tech Sherpas

Tech Sherpas | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Join the Tech Sherpas, a group of students, sharing tips on technology for teachers. You can go to their site or join them on a live Google Hangout. 
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Favorite Sites for Free Clipart and Photos

Favorite Sites for Free Clipart and Photos | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
I rely on a handful of websites that provide copyright friendly clipart and
photos. Those images are licensed with a public domain or Creative Commons
license.
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Images make it easier for students to remember and understand. Make things more engaging for students. 
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True Grit: How to Build Up Your Resilience

Three steps that you can take to increase your ability to persevere.
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We need to help students understand about grit or perseverance. 
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3 Useful #MediaLiteracy Resources You Might Not Know via Lisa Nielsen

3 Useful #MediaLiteracy Resources You Might Not Know via Lisa Nielsen | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Help your students recognize fake news sites. 
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Awesome Apps That Teach Kids How to Code

Awesome Apps That Teach Kids How to Code | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
When your kid starts talking about loops, go-to commands, and branches, it probably means she's learning to code, and that's a very good thing.
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Nice list of sites to teach coding from age 6 up. Even you can learn to code. :)
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How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development

How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
As one-size-fits-all PD fades away, more personalized professional development models have emerged. The Pineapple Chart may be the greatest of them all.

Via Ricard Garcia
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Easy to implement idea for providing PD to teachers. 
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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 10, 7:28 AM
Nothing new here, just a way to see how we can share our innovation, our projects... nice way, indeed!!!
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HyperDoc Templates | HyperDocs.co

HyperDoc Templates | HyperDocs.co | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Different HyperDoc templates to get you started using them with your students. 
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60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers

60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
A list of the best sites to bookmark for free design resources, including icons, images, fonts and DIY design tools.

Via Baiba Svenca
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Great list for presentation resources. 
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 6, 11:04 AM
A wealth of resources. If you can't find an image using these sites, you aren't trying! 
 
Carol Hancox's curator insight, April 7, 1:38 AM
Good summary of ready to use resources e.g. photos - links with IB ITGS copyright and multimedia unit
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 7, 9:56 AM
Excellent list of free visual resources that can be used in your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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12 Tools for Creating Videos on Chromebooks - A PDF Handout

12 Tools for Creating Videos on Chromebooks - A PDF Handout | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Making videos is one of my favorite digital media projects to do with students and teachers. Chromebook users aren't able to access iMovie
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Knowing which tools to use makes video a very easy project to manage. Students love it. 
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