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10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook

10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Google has jumped into the learning management system world. There's plenty of promise of streamlined, improved learning. Here are ways I think it will help.
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Google Classroom is coming, but it is not available yet for everyone. I hope it is soon.

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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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Zeetings - interactive conversations

Zeetings - interactive conversations | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Deliver interactive presentations that combine your PowerPoints and PDFs with video, web content, images and polls. Everyone participates from their own device, in person or remote, in real-time or in their own time. No need to download or install a thing. It just works.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 22, 10:36 AM

Cool tool worth exploring. Kind of a Swiss Army Knife of presentation tools.  9/10

MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, August 23, 8:53 PM

Looking forward to trying this out. Could be a handy alternative to Poll Everywhere as it doesn't appear to limit the number of participants.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 24, 9:25 AM

This looks like a great webinar / presentation tool. On first appearances it certainly seems to make Webex look very 'last century'!

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45 Fantastic Chrome Apps and Extensions!

45 Fantastic Chrome Apps and Extensions! | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
My absolute FAVORITE Google Chrome Apps and Extensions! As many of you may know, I am a confessed Chrome addict! I even have a presentation to prove it: Confessions of a Chrome Addict. I have added 20 more Chrome extensions to my list for a total of 45 Chrome apps and extensions. There a something for everyone! These are my favorites, and my most frequently used apps and extensions. I will continue to update and add to this resource as I discover more apps and extensions.
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I do like to have an app recommended before I install it. 

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graphite | Top Picks - Featured Landing Page

graphite | Top Picks - Featured Landing Page | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Graphite - Teacher Reviewed Apps, Games, & Websites Discover apps, games, and websites that will help your students learn. Graphite, from Common Sense Media, features ratings & reviews by teachers for teachers.
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Wonderful lists searchable by topic, grade, subject. 

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9 Apps that will make you a more Productive Person

9 Apps that will make you a more Productive Person | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
The ultimate gadget of distraction can actually improve your productivity.

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Some of these cost, but most are free. 

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, August 25, 3:31 PM

Here are some great apps to help make life a bit easier.

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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Using the first five days of school to teach learning skills that will be used throughout the course is a great way to start the new school year.

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WE's curator insight, August 24, 2:49 AM

Critical thinking skills in Digital Age.. 

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#Empowerment #Students #Education #Counseling

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Student Engagement

Student Engagement | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Resources for student engagement.

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A great set of resources by Cara Wylie for student engagement. 

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5 Ways Video Can Increase Student Ownership of Learning

5 Ways Video Can Increase Student Ownership of Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
In a student-centered classroom, it is important for students to take ownership of their learning and make it meaningful in a way that fits their needs and learning styles. This is much easier said than done. As a teacher, it can be difficult to get out o
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Different used for video with your students

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8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School

8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
The first day of class can be daunting. Students are curious about the new faces around them, intimidated--even frightened by the prospect of so many people they know nothing about. As a teacher, y...

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These are great for the start of school but can be used for numerous projects through out the year. 

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 24, 8:20 AM

Here are some great ideas for getting to know students using technology.  Very creative and engaging.  BUT it is still okay to use crayons and and paper!

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20 helpful apps for teachers and educators

20 helpful apps for teachers and educators | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Students shouldn't be the only ones trying to use their smartphones in the classroom. Check out our top picks for the best apps for teachers and educators.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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A few of these apps cost, but most are free. 

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 18, 3:12 AM

Quelques applications intéressantes !

Brentwood School Economics Department's curator insight, August 18, 8:51 AM
Simple list of recommended apps with brief summary of what each one does.
Cindy Peters's curator insight, August 21, 9:15 AM

This is a great resource for #ucdsb teachers - some great apps here, let me know what you think after you try them out! #ucdsbtech #21stcenturylearning

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Homework Help Websites

Homework Help Websites | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media editors help you choose Homework Help Websites. Online resources for tough assignments.
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Just in time for the start of school, homework help websites. 

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Padlet by Wallwisher now available on the iPad

Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the classroom, at work, and at home.

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This will make it easier to use. 

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How to Learn New Tech

How to Learn New Tech | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
High school teacher Jennifer Carey is here to make the case that learning to teach with technology is actually easier than ever. Way easier.

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Just do it, I like that suggestion. You can use the new technology in your classroom. 

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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, August 8, 11:30 PM

Love this!  Simple........dive in and DO IT!

Anna Bartosik's curator insight, August 9, 8:10 AM

Love this!  Simple........dive in and DO IT!

Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, August 9, 8:27 AM

Love this!  Simple........dive in and DO IT!

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19 Free Resources to Learn Computer Science, Programming and Coding - Happy Trails Wild Tales

19 Free Resources to Learn Computer Science, Programming and Coding - Happy Trails Wild Tales | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Computer Science, Programming and Coding is fast becoming a fun and functional skill in today’s technological world. Lucky for us, there is no shortage of free resources for those who’d like to learn and brush up on these skills. I’ve compiled, here, a list of 19 resources for you life-long learners to embark on a …
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Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide!

Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide! | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide!

Going back to school is hard enough! Why not make the most of what Google Chrome has to offer and get you and your students ready for school with the best apps, extensions, tips, and tricks?

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Google Drive: Locate Your Files

Google Drive: Locate Your Files | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
When you create a new document or if you use File->Make a copy, the document is most likely in your main "My Drive" in Google Drive. If you are having trouble locating your file, here are some t...
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Tips for being able to locate any file in your drive quickly.

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Map Projection Transitions

Map Projection Transitions | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

"In some ways, all 2D maps of Earth are interrupted at some point, even if it’s just along the antimeridian at 180°. Interruptions are often in areas of less interest e.g. oceans for a land-focused map."


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Help your students understand the problems with making a round world on a flat map. 

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, August 25, 10:14 PM

Various map projections.  Country sizes compared.

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, August 27, 5:09 AM

    Des projections cartographiques en interactivité : étonnant et très pédagogique. Utilisable immédiatement en classe.

Tony Hall's curator insight, August 27, 7:42 PM

This is really, very cool! A fantastic way to visualise the differences between map projections to illustrate the variation in land shape, land area and land size. Also an excellent discussion starter.

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom by Lynn Usrey Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum…

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These are some of my favorites. I haven't found a teacher yet that doesn't love Kahoot!

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Ngel Mitchell's curator insight, August 18, 11:35 AM

Kahoot and Seesaw journal I can recommend as great tools for the classroom.

RebeccaMoore's curator insight, August 18, 6:33 PM

Because there are so many tech resources available for educators, it can be a daunting task to research and find what might be best for your class. "21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools" shows the top websites, apps, and programs that teacher choose.

Chris Carter's curator insight, August 20, 2:42 PM

Nice!

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Essential School Tools

Essential School Tools | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Parent guide to the best teacher-approved tools and advice for helping kids in grades K–5 succeed in school, from Common Core support to social and emotional development.
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Great sites by grade level 

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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology.

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This list also includes links to other resources for children and adults that want to know how to code. 

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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, August 21, 5:54 AM

Lots of links here to articles and websites with coding games/links.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 24, 8:29 AM

Des outils pour coder pour néophytes. 

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Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students

Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to my list of webtools that don't require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. An...

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This is a tremendous list of registration free sites for students. 

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justice addison's curator insight, April 16, 5:22 AM

warreva.

Andy Clark's curator insight, April 16, 8:02 AM

This is a great list of tools you can use with your students!   

COMP@CT's curator insight, June 22, 6:47 AM

Krijuar nga ekspert te fushes, kjo eshte nje list e mjeteve te internetit per te cilat regjistrimi nuk eshte i nevojshem. Shumica e ketyre mjeteve jane teper te dobishme per student. 

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10 sources of stunning free images

10 sources of stunning free images | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

If you have been a digital or content marketer for some time, you know this problem only too well – there isn’t much free stuff when it comes to visuals or photographs for your precious content. And as you might be fully aware by now – you just can’t substitute having visuals with texts.


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There is a concise explanation of Creative Commons license, too. 

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, July 26, 3:29 AM

The lean content marketer's image sourcing problem is being slowly but surely. I've shared some other lists of similar websites before but I like this one which is curated and short.

Amin Ghale's curator insight, August 5, 4:20 AM

The lean content marketer's image sourcing problem is being slowly but surely. I've shared some other lists of similar websites before but I like this one which is curated and short.

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Origami Database

Origami Database | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
3d instructions for how to make origami. Fun, easy to use, and FREE!
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The videos pause after each step on their own to give you time to complete that step. 

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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features...

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Richard Samson's curator insight, August 17, 5:09 AM

Always good to stay up to date on video apps. Thanks!

Angela Ribo's curator insight, August 17, 10:27 AM

I think this will come in handy this year.

Mrs E.'s curator insight, August 20, 7:28 AM

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