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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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5 Methods for Developing Problem-Solving Skills > Eye On Education

5 Methods for Developing Problem-Solving Skills > Eye On Education | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 13, 2013 10:25 PM

Check out this infographic that provides five methods for developing problem-solving skills. Try out:

* Brainstorming with a Twist

* Word Association

* Inkblot (Rorschat Test) and this is a bit different than you might expect

* Solute vs Solution

* Gallery Walk

The names above do not do justice to the activity that you would so with your students...so click through to the post to learn more!

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:41 PM

Critical thinking on the run!  I love this idea to share with your students in groups.  Collaboration, word association and problem solving on the spot!  Love it!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Locate Free History Lesson Plans and Interactive Media Through Smithsonian's History Explorer

Free Technology for Teachers: Locate Free History Lesson Plans and Interactive Media Through Smithsonian's History Explorer | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes

12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free. Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications I collect after

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MATHIEU's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:04 PM

Desoutils d'évaluation à essayer

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, May 23, 2013 8:05 AM

12... Ik vind kiezen al zo moeilijk.

GERARD CASANOVA's curator insight, June 4, 2013 6:09 AM

quelques (12) outils de quizz en ligne gratuits

a tester !

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Welcome // | Bamboo DiRT

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Check here if you need a digital tool for research. They have links to all types of tools from tools that analyze data  to ways to manage tasks.

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The Padagogy Wheel … it’s a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach

The Padagogy Wheel … it’s a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

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This makes it easier to put your lesson plans into the higher order thinking skills. 

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Heather Thompson's comment, March 7, 2013 9:04 PM
Thank you Alan & Jennifer for your comments. I have watched the YouTube and think it was a great idea to link to Blloms taxonomy!! I look forward to investigating all this further and sharing it
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:28 PM

BB always had the right idea, and now we see how Apps can be applied to the Bloom Taxonomy to support different ways and levels of learning.

 

Terheck's curator insight, July 7, 2013 5:21 PM

New version 3.1 published June 09, 2013.

Article : http://www.unity.net.au/padwheel/padwheelposterV3.pdf

Direct link : http://www.unity.net.au/padwheel/padwheelposterV3.pdf

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A Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools for Learning « Top 100 Tools for Learning

A Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools for Learning « Top 100 Tools for Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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This is a guide on how to use the top 100 tools and not just a list of them.

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High Tech Verbs - home

High Tech Verbs - home | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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You choose a verb and then it shows you web tools associated with working with that verb and its meaning.

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Gyazo : Seriously Instant Screen-Grabbing

Gyazo : Seriously Instant Screen-Grabbing | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Gyazo lets you instantly grab the screen and upload the image to the web. You can easily share them on Chat, Twitter, Blog, Tumblr, etc.

Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.


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It is free. Free being the big word in education right now. :)

 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 1, 2013 5:37 AM

Gyazo has been in existence for quite a while but I came across the site only now. It is a free program for making screenshots and sharing them on social sites, via email or by URL. Looks easy and neat.

 

John Rudkin's comment, March 4, 2013 5:16 PM
Grab on the Mac OSX is very useful and very quick. Free as well.
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Twitter Tips for Educators -- THE Journal

Twitter Tips for Educators -- THE Journal | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
According to instructional technologist Steven Anderson, Twitter holds the key for putting teachers in touch with great ideas from all over the world. Here are 10 ways he offers to get the most out of it.
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Try some of these ideas on Twitter to make it work for you.

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How to Teach Live-Tweeting to Journalism Students | Social Media Today

How to Teach Live-Tweeting to Journalism Students | Social Media Today | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
When a reporter is assigned to live tweet an event and feed tweets to the news media’s Twitter account, he or she should write tweets in a way different from the (casual and cursory) writing style of his or her personal Twitter accounts.
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Interesting activitiy for students, pretend you were at a famous historical event and how would you cover it as a reporter using Twitter.

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20 ideas for content that people love to share on social media

20 ideas for content that people love to share on social media | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Social media is a hungry beast. The social networks require constant feeding. They need to be thrown a diet of content that keeps readers and viewers coming back for more. This is one of the biggest challenges if you want to do social at scale.
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If you want to have a site that others return to time after time, then you need to read this article with its many suggestions for content.

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What is DebateGraph?

Debate map visualization of: An overview of our vision for DebateGraph, the basic building blocks, the problem with public dialogue and deliberation that DebateGraph addresses, and the evolving solution that DebateGraph provides.
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It makes a mindmap of the debate so others can see the points and lets you intersect with others.

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WebTools4u2use - Finding the Right Tool

WebTools4u2use - Finding the Right Tool | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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This is a great list to help teachers choose the right technology tool for situation.

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Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary

Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
See and hear the meaning

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Great idea for young students just learning to read.

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:07 AM

Great contribution to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:17 PM

Great tool for reaching visual and auditory learners!

Mrs Le Roy's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:15 AM

un dictionnaire où on peut voir et entendre le sens des mots !

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Seven new iPad apps to know about | eSchool News

Seven new iPad apps to know about | eSchool News | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Last month, we launched a brand-new feature called App of the Week, in which our editors highlight a new educational app every week. Here are the first seven apps we've featured.

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Some of these apps cost but several are free.

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Geocaching Lesson Plans - LiveBinder

A collection of lesson plans and lesson resources for integrating Geocaching and GPS activities into classroom instruction.
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Geocaching can be such a fun and motivational activity. I think it is great when you can teach using something people do for fun on their off time.

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American Centuries: History and Art from New England

Explore artifacts from our museum and historic manuscripts from our library that reveal the history of New England.
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There are interactive things for your students to do. Let them use the Magic Lens to read some of the primary sources they have available.

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Deck - create presentations on any device

Deck - create presentations on any device | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Deck is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, presentation app built from the ground up for your tablet.

Deck makes creating a world-class presentation complete with animated charts and transitions as simple as touching and tapping. Deck brings your content to life, enabling you to focus on crafting your story and letting us do the rest.


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So many apps have Deck in the name I found it easier to put in Deck slideshow presentations to find this one. 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:28 AM

Deck app works on iOS and Android. It is available in 15 languages, and it is totally free which makes it suitable for using in education.

 

Watch the Introduction to deck slideshow presentations video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgaRYQRO8oQ

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, March 5, 2013 7:06 PM

Can't wait to use this!

Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, March 6, 2013 4:09 AM

An easy and superb presentation app... and it's Free !! 

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Write a letter to the future

Write a letter to the future | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Write a letter to your future self and read the public (but anonymous) letters from others
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I have done this before with paper and sent them to the students. This is a fun way for them to be delivered.

 

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5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation

5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Most people who need to create an exciting presentation are not design experts. Fortunately, there are a number of really neat tools and websites that can assist you in creating a captivating, professional look for your slides.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 28, 2013 1:19 PM

The article shares some helpful ideas about the importance of color in your design, making screenshots to illustrate a point, using an attractive font, constructing mind maps for organizing your story.

R.G. Riles's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:09 PM

Extremely important, especially now that we have websites where you're expected to upload your slide show so it can be examined in perpetuity! Great tips for eBook authors as well.

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25 Education Blogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else) - Edudemic

25 Education Blogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else) - Edudemic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Whether you're interested in school reform, technology, parenting advice, or just want the inside scoop... this curated list of blogs are perfect for parents (and really just about anyone else!)
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These different blogs cover topics from early childhood discipline to how to get your child in the college of their choice. There should be a blog to fit any parents interest.

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Tiny URL | Free Short URL Redirects with tiny.cc

Tiny URL | Free Short URL Redirects with tiny.cc | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Changes a big URL into tiny URL. With link editing, detailed click statstics, QR Codes and much more!
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My favorite of all the URL shorteners. Free account, customizable links, QR code generator, add notes to your saved codes, and track total clicks.

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The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts - Edudemic

The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts - Edudemic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
If you've got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you're ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean digital scavenger hunts.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 6, 2013 2:54 AM

Best way to introduce students to projects on the web. Scavenger hunts are probably the best step to initiate students in the search for information in the Internet.

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:58 AM

add your insight...

 
Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

Jodi Griffin's curator insight, June 29, 3:58 PM

Ed. apps for reading comp