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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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A Maths Dictionary for Kids Quick Reference by Jenny Eather

A Maths Dictionary for Kids Quick Reference by Jenny Eather | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Quick Reference from A Maths Dictionary for Kids - over 600 common math terms explained in simple language. Math glossary - definitions with examples. © Jenny Eather 2014.
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WordSift - Visualize Text

visualize texts.
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Type or paste in your text and click sift. It sifts your document to pull out a main word for its theme and then gives you a graphic organizer of your word and text. Try it.

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Learning Never Stops: 4 Incredible educational tools you may not have seen

Learning Never Stops: 4 Incredible educational tools you may not have seen | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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These are 4 very cool sites.

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US Civil War - Google Maps Gallery

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Comprehensive maps of major land campaigns, troop movements and more.

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into...

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A person (child or adult) has trouble learning if their other needs are not met.

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David Baker's curator insight, March 15, 2014 7:21 PM

This is the second perspective on Maslow's hierarchy I have seen in the past few weeks.  As we try to make learning more rigorous and more inclusive for all students the importance of meeting student needs in a variety of ways is very important.  This must include Social/emotional as well as technological.  

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 18, 2014 4:42 AM

A fresh perspective on Maslow's Pyramid of Needs

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2014 5:43 PM

I really like this pyramid. It certainly makes the psychology of learning clear. 

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The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's...
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Most of their images are free to embed as long as they get to place a credit and link. That should not be a problem. We want our students to give credit and understand copyright issues.

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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

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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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Visuwords™ online • Visual Dictionary, Visual Thesaurus

Playful word associations. Visually captivating. Connect words visually. Learn synonyms and other connections. Visuwords� produces an interactive node graph network.
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Help students analyze  vocabulary words.

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Animate Your Life | Tellagami

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated message called a Gami.
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Free app for iPhone, iPad, or Android. You can type in the voice or you can record it using your phone. No account needed, share it using its particular link.

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Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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This site lets you see old sites or previous versions of sites. Just put in the URL and then click back in time. This is a great site to show your students that things they put on the Internet are permanent, so they need to really think about the things they are posting.

 

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5 Best Video Editing tools : Free

5 Best Video Editing tools : Free | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Video editing software are for creating quality videos. You can cut and edit videos. These software are easy to learn and use. They can do complex editing of video like scene transition, loops, audio overlays, splices, trim and join video contents. The supported output formats include AVI, WMV, MP4, 3GP, SWF, MKV, MPEG MP3 and …

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It is always nice to have a couple to choose from depending on the editing you need to do.

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Training in Business's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:09 AM

5 Best Video Editing tools

#Free Video Editing Tools

Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:22 PM

Great video editors for free!

Risto Degerman's curator insight, July 11, 2014 1:35 AM

Windows Live is ok in many cases, but i think old Moviemaker was even better...

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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 …

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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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