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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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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Not all of these are free, so check them out before you decide which ones to use. 

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Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets

Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
You can now view interactive ThingLink images -- which include embedded content -- in Twitter, opening a whole new set of possibilities for the platform.
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Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, March 4, 2014 4:53 PM

This is awesome! My real estate peeps could make great use of this capability.

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10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1

10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1 | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"Welcome to a series that examines the process of research. The first few posts will include that important pre-search process. In this series you are sure to find something that will fit any classroom"


Via Jim Lerman, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1
Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:40 AM

There are those who believe that, because of the wealth of information available on the internet, the importance of the librarian is diminished.  On the contrary, teaching digital literacy is an important role of the school librarian.

 

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:57 PM

Steps in pre-search to help students develop their research questions. How often do we skip this, just give them the topic and move on for lack of time? 

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Weaving a Web of Flexible Tools with ThingLink | ThingLink Blog

Weaving a Web of Flexible Tools with ThingLink | ThingLink Blog | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

ThingLink is a flexible tool for teaching and learning that can be used for a wide variety of purposes in education. At it’s most basic level, teachers and students can start with an image, define it through multimedia and pack it full of content to present knowledge and ideas. It’s a great tool for teachers at any level of tech integration because of it’s simple, flexible design.


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They have quite a few already made images covered with hot spots of information or you and your students can make their own.

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Good and Bad Habits of Smart People

Good and Bad Habits of Smart People | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Want To Enhance Your YouTube Videos With Clickable Links? Here’s How!

Want To Enhance Your YouTube Videos With Clickable Links? Here’s How! | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Have you ever tried to add a clickable link to your YouTube videos, only to find that you can't? There are in fact three ways to do this, methods that have remained hidden - until now! YouTube Now Lets You Create Clickable Links! YouTube is great (our free YouTube guide explains this assertion in greater…
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Great idea for using Youtube videos with your students. 

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A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Via WebTeachers
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If you haven't used it, Diigo is a great tool. 

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JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 24, 2014 3:51 AM

Essential for bookmarking your webpages! Highly recommendable!

Bente Elisabeth Ryen's curator insight, March 31, 2014 3:05 PM

Her er en kjekk prezi for lærere som lurer på å bruke diigo i undervisning.

Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:39 AM
e learning is the only way to go
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Top Kids’ Movies: An Essential Guide for Families | Common Sense Media

Top Kids’ Movies: An Essential Guide for Families | Common Sense Media | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Over 185 all-time favorite kids’ movies, from animated favorites, classic films, fantasy and more for kids, teens, and families
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Are you looking for age appropriate movies for you children? This guide should help.

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Learning Never Stops: 7 science websites for students of any age

Learning Never Stops: 7 science websites for students of any age | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Sometimes it is hard to find educational science sites for younger students, but this list has sites for students as young as 5 years or for exceptional 4's.

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20 Twitter Hashtags Every Teacher Should Know About - Edudemic

20 Twitter Hashtags Every Teacher Should Know About - Edudemic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Twitter chats are such a great way to stay connected and informed in your professional circle, and education is no exception. Through education chats, you can find out about new methods for teaching, tech resources, even jobs for teachers.
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If you are looking for a way to get started in Twitter, one of these chat sites may just be the ticket for you. 

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Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research

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This is a great idea instead of having students writing information on the old 3x5 cards we used in the past. 

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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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This visual makes it easier to see where you are on the model with your students in different areas. It can give you some ideas for moving forward with your class.

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10 Free Audiobook Sites to Get Your Bookworm On

10 Free Audiobook Sites to Get Your Bookworm On | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Here are 10 great sites where you can download and listen to free audiobooks.
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You can always have something to read or listen to with these great sites.

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149 Amazing Google Tricks to Increase Effectiveness of your Search - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

149 Amazing Google Tricks to Increase Effectiveness of your Search - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
149 amazing Google tricks to increase effectiveness of your search. Here’s the list.

Via EdTechReview (@etr_in), Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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As students begin their research, tips for an effective search are very important. 

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Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, February 28, 2014 6:00 PM

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Flights interactive: see the planes in the sky right now

Flights interactive: see the planes in the sky right now | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
To mark 100 years of passenger air travel, our stunning interactive uses live data to show every one of the thousands of commercial planes currently in the air, charts the history of aviation since 1914, and asks what comes next for the industry
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See the paths of all the airplanes in the sky in real time. 

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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being …

Via Beth Dichter
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It might be easier when you are young, but that should not stop you from learning a new language. It isn't too late.

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, March 4, 2014 3:10 AM

Especially for Carolyn Seager

Drora Arussy's curator insight, March 4, 2014 7:46 AM

Really states clearly and understandably so many of the benefits of speaking a second language - how much more does the culture of Hebrew bring into the mix?

Tandoo Barcelona's curator insight, November 25, 2014 9:26 AM

An intersting article about the advantages of bilingualism. So start learning! :) (Karina)

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Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks!

Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks! | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
A Community for Common Sense Educators. The Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum you know and love now fits in the palm of your hand.
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You can get the Teacher Editions with lesson plans, activities, and videos and the Student workbooks for free.  Look for them in iTunes.

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Oppia - Home

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This site is in Beta, but try it out. I enjoyed trying some of the different lessons. Under Languages, Hola, gave me a laugh and taught me a little Spanish at the same time. 

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Berry College Eagle Cam | Georgia DNR - Wildlife Resources Division

Berry College Eagle Cam | Georgia DNR - Wildlife Resources Division | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Watch eagle parents raising their babies. There is one already hatched. You can see  various animals that have been collected to feed the brood laying on the nest.  

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Origami Folding Instructions - How to make an Origami Square Base

Origami Folding Instructions - How to make an Origami Square Base | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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This is a fun way for students to learn to follow instructions.

 

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6 Advanced Spreadsheet Tips with Formulas and Apps Script | Google Gooru

6 Advanced Spreadsheet Tips with Formulas and Apps Script | Google Gooru | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Try these tips to use Spreadsheets more effectively. 

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Ribbet! Free Online Photo Editor

Ribbet! Free Online Photo Editor | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
To celebrate their launch, Ribbet Premium membership is FREE! Have fun editing your photos and creating collages with free cloud storage, unlimited editing history and thousands of hand-picked fonts, stickers, filters and frames.
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You can create and save a collage to your computer without making an account or downloading anything. It is very easy to use. 

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Connected Educators: Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Teachers | My Town Tutors

Connected Educators: Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Teachers | My Town Tutors | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Connected Educators: Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Teachers
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Make sure you are following the people that can help you with your own professional development. Here is a list from which to choose. 

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Top Tech Tool Infographic

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This infographic will come in very handy in a BYOD classroom. It tells what to use with which device, whether the student has an iPad or a Chromebook. 

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