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5 Google Apps for Education PD resources for busy teachers

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Google Apps for Education has to be the hottest topic in education around the world at the moment as literally hundreds of thousands of schools are adopting this free resource which is changing the way teachers and students collaborate on work...

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N Kaspar's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:50 AM
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10 great obscure Google tricks for school, life | Ditch That Textbook

10 great obscure Google tricks for school, life | Ditch That Textbook | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it
Google's products are widespread, so knowing all of them are next to impossible. Here are 10 you migh not know that can help your classroom or life.
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Some of these would be very useful in a classroom.

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Top 10 Websites for Students of All Ages

Top 10 Websites for Students of All Ages | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it
If we started discussing whether technology has improved the educational system or has made students lazy and inactive, the dispute would be neverending. H
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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it

Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.


Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 http://bit.ly/Tag2sg

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 http://bit.ly/1owxjbR

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 http://bit.ly/1qHU1j3

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 http://bit.ly/QPzKrp


Awesome! Thanks Edutopia!


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 11:12 PM

Thx John Evans

Thomas Brennan's curator insight, June 8, 11:27 PM

This is a broad and great resource for introducing ipads into the classroom! This Scooped resource gives resources for all grades and the website Edutopia is a great resource in itself! Good stuff!

Terri Bill Hartley's curator insight, August 9, 7:54 PM

Trying something new.....technology helpers....

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Internet Safety | Good Practice Guides - www.saferinternet.org

Internet Safety | Good Practice Guides - www.saferinternet.org | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/only-internet-safety-and-no-cyber-security-education-in-schools/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 8, 12:37 PM

Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/only-internet-safety-and-no-cyber-security-education-in-schools/


Ivo Kleber's curator insight, August 9, 11:27 AM

Internet Safety | Good Practice Guides - www.saferinternet.or<wbr></wbr>g

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, August 10, 5:46 AM

This made me think about not just how we as teachers feel about technology use in schools, but also, how do our students feel about it? We know many of them know more about how to use the technology than we do, so are we involving them in the decisions we make about use and purchase of technology...or are we doing what we've always done and assumed we know better than they do?

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A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers

A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it
With the increasing use of internet by our kids comes the risks that, if not addressed appropriately, would make this use disastrous. From online predators looming around waiting for their next victim to harassment and cyberbullying, these and several other issues are  waiving a red flag for parents, teachers,and education stakeholders to take an immediate action and make digital citizenship an essential component in the curriculum. Kids need to be aware of these risks and should be taught on how to surf the net safely.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 3, 9:19 PM

Using "Digital Citizenship in Schools" by Mike Ribble.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 3, 10:53 PM

Recursos. Ciudadanía Digital

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

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lynnegibb's curator insight, July 25, 7:53 PM

This gave me plenty of food for thought and some new insights into the art of and purposes of curation

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 30, 9:59 AM

Curation of information for educational content and context: article worth reading

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, August 25, 5:05 AM

More on curation. Creating new content from old. When should you blog about it, and when should you tweet?

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Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought

Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it

"Reading is just the communication of ideas through alphanumeric symbols. I’m not sure what this represents such hallowed ground for teachers, but it does. Personally I’d be more concerned with reading habits, reasons for reading, the quality of reading materials, etc. Symbols change, forms change, media change. See the gif animations that demonstrate how a student feels when “bae won’t respond to them.” This is your audience, and these are the symbols they gravitate towards.

 

In the apps-for-close-reading post, I said that this “interaction” between reader and text during close reading “doesn’t require technology, but can be changed by it.” So it made sense, I thought, to guess at some ways this happens. Or should be happening, anyway.

 

With more personalization, more access, and more connectivity, we should be creating a generation of close-readers that can’t get enough. So if we’re not, the question is, why isn’t that happening? The pieces are there."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 17, 2:37 AM

Wat gebeurt er toch veel op technologisch gebied. Dat we over 10 jaar denken: deden we dat ooit op papier???

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 17, 12:30 PM

Technology sure changed my reading habits allowing me to read faster and more comfortably with larger font size!!  

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Slatebox - Visualize Everything

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Slatebox helps you draw and share ideas very easily on "slates" that kids love to use. You can spend less time telling them how to use Slatebox and more time conveying the idea because it's so straightforward.

You can give new students logins with PINs instead of email. Plus, you'll see everything they do in real-time. You'll be able to assign new slates as homework based on templates you produce, and manage all of their work from a single portal.


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Sonya Kew's curator insight, June 29, 4:28 PM

Simple to learn interface with quick and easy log in for students via pin.   Collaboration is always good.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 14, 7:46 PM

Excellent free classroom resource tool for your 21st Century teaching and learning environment.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 2:48 PM

mind maps

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it

Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? 

 

Join me and Simple K-12 for a free webinar on June 24th at 3:00 PM EDT to learn how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 4:28 AM

Webinar for K-12: Google Tools and writing skills. A match made in Palo Alto. 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 25, 1:10 AM

The problem in a pre-programmed system of teaching is that you don't have the time or classroom availability to use Google Docs effectively.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 29, 6:09 AM

English resources - digital literacy

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Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers

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Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers...

 


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Frankie Roberts's curator insight, June 13, 7:10 PM

Which one do you use and what do you like/dislike about it?

objectplace's curator insight, June 14, 11:32 AM

legwork done here

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 19, 3:16 PM

Habilidades necesarias, sin lugar a dudas. Escoger la plataforma ayuda

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Strategies To Promote Critical Thinking in the Elementary Classroom

Strategies To Promote Critical Thinking in the Elementary Classroom | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it

For us, critical thinking happens when students analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs. They can then learn how to make judgments and decisions based on others’ points of view, interpret information and draw conclusions.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

 


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ANA's curator insight, June 16, 4:16 AM

Muy importante siempre promover el pensamiento crítico

enrique rubio royo's curator insight, June 16, 6:26 AM

Entre las diversas estrategias para promocionar el pensamiento crítico, se proponen cuatro (INQUIRY, QUESTIONING, PROBLEM SOLVING Y COLLABORATION), por ser, según el autor, las de mayor impacto.

Buena síntesis a la hora de implementar en el aula, de manera colaborativa,  el aprendizaje significativo y el pensamiento crítico         , siendo clave plantear 'guiding questions', de naturaleza abierta ('open-ended'), en la actividad diaria con los estudiantes.

Michel J. Boustani's curator insight, June 16, 8:17 AM

Students (future adults) need to learn what is and how to critical thinking from their own discoveries. SO that they will earn the freedom of critical thinking in their own time, from their own realities... I like this paper, the subject is an endless work in progress for a better social collective and individual well being!

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Sli.do - polls for Prezi

Sli.do - polls for Prezi | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it
Give a voice to your audience with live polls and questions for Prezi. Set up your account in less than 1 minute and easily engage your audience.

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Excellent tool.  And it works without a Prezi presentation for an event that spans over a week.  Very cool.

 

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, June 4, 1:33 PM

wonderful!

Ed Bremner's curator insight, June 5, 4:57 AM

Seems like Prezi just gets better and better.  Adding the ability to allow chat between people, whilst they edit.....  you can now give them polls and questions as well.  Just so cool.  Can't wait for the opportunity to try this out.   eib   

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 5, 1:34 PM

Great little addition for Prezi users to create polls right within Prezi. 

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Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it
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Amazing - free - resource for SS courses.  

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to introduce students to new web search strategies or review the ones they already know. The folks at Canva put together a nice infographic abou...

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Useful Inofgraphic for teaching this concept.

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Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's curator insight, August 26, 7:48 PM

Love this infographic - walks students (Grade 5 +) through the use of Google search strategies. I've put this up in the classroom so that I can refer to it. With primary school kids, its not really a 'work alone' resource but it is great for using as a reference point to direct their research and search skills.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 11:30 PM

A great infographic to remind kids on how to find precisely what they are looking for. Remember, Google is not a person - do not ask it questions! Instead, use precise keywords and get familiar with the Advanced tools. 

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, September 1, 11:15 AM

So timely for the beginning of the school year! 

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10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students

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1) Hemingway Editor This is a free Web-based app that lets you paste in your writing to be analyzed and edited for optimal readability. The app quickly ide

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Have you tried out www.examtime.com? It's a free elearning site with Mind Maps, Flashcards, Study Planner and more tools which allow for collaboration, testing of knowledge and learning in a fun, creative way.
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Have you tried out www.examtime.com? It's a free elearning site with Mind Maps, Flashcards, Study Planner and more tools which allow for collaboration, testing of knowledge and learning in a fun, creative way.
Jennifer Lowton's curator insight, August 24, 7:49 AM

Nice list from Ana Cristina Pratas. I'll have to try Hemingway Editor, Zooburst and GIFBoom soon. 

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5 great digital tools to kick-start your school year | Ditch That Textbook

5 great digital tools to kick-start your school year | Ditch That Textbook | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it
Want to supercharge your classes with a few new tools? Create great educational experiences with these five options.
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Some cool and useful classroom tools.  Worth the look.

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Google's Cultural Institute teams up with Europeana to bring more than 2000 museums & archives online

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Google's Cultural Institute - which puts online materials previously only available to visitors to particular museums, archives and institutes - has taken on its biggest challenge yet. Google is wo...

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, August 5, 6:27 AM

Great.  The more museums that are accessible online, the more access our students have so worldwide culture.   

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 5, 11:51 AM

How we source, sort, and present information is becoming more and more salient in today's world of increasing information connectivity.   This is a great site for students and teachers to explore the world around us and the information that connects us.

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, August 7, 3:54 AM

Me parece una iniciativa estupenda convertir a on-line accesible las obras de los museos gracias a Googles's Cultural Institute con Europeana. Admás la forma en que se presentan es estupenda!

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iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors

iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it
iPads, iPods and other tablets are becoming more commonplace in the classroom, and schools are filling their devices with lots of Apps. Teachers could be missing valuable opportunities to truly embed the use of iPads in the classroom.

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Cool twist on the idea of using the iPad from its hardware capabilities.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, July 27, 3:22 AM

Apps are a diversion.  The core benefit of Tablets is their capacity for creative use and flexibility.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 11:19 AM

BYOD

Martin Debattista's curator insight, August 2, 11:32 AM

Tablets in general (and not just iPads) can do much more than just provide apps 'for everything'. Teachers could be missing the wood for the trees (and lots of them!)

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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it

We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.


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Worth the read.

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 25, 11:59 AM

Thank you Nik Peachey for sharing this article on Scoop.it

 

This article contains some great points to enrich discussions why current and future teachers need to be learners in today's world of technology and education. 

CESSON's curator insight, July 27, 10:35 PM

We are educating the next generation using tech full-time, are our educators prepared? 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:17 AM

Some good points about building a PLN

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10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Web Site of the Week - 3.0 - SD#60 - PRN | Scoop.it
The 10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic presents 10 tips to create a conducive learning environment with the use of mobility.

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Practical & effective suggestions that would work in a classroom or other learning situations.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 4:37 AM

How many k-12 classrooms confiscate mobile phones? 

How many welcome them? Can you flip your perception of mobile tech and make it work in your classroom?

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 26, 11:45 PM

Utilizar los celulares en el aula de manera inteligente.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 27, 12:30 AM

These are great ideas to make BYOD work every day. 

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32 Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Marta Torán's curator insight, June 24, 5:33 PM

Aplicaciones Google en clase

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Folding Instructioon: Night Hawk

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oFolding instructions of F-117A Night Hawk

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This could / would be a fun art / craft class project - especially at the upper elementary level.

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The Anatomy of the 21st Century Educator

Keynote given at the King's College London Excellence in Teaching Conference, June 2014

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Great overview and ideas.

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RESENTICE's curator insight, June 16, 8:14 AM

Présentation synthétique de ce qu'est un enseignant du 21 ème siècle par Simon Bates from the University of British Columbia.

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A Set of Educational Web Tools You Might Not Be Aware of

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Some excellent resources listed.  I especially liked the National Geographic Atlas.

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The Future of E-Ducation: The Impact of Technology and Analytics on the Education Industry

This groundbreaking EdTech study examines the way that modern technology is bringing remarkable innovation into the educational sector; a field which has historically remained fairly fixed and traditional for centuries. The report analyses the degree to which education is being made into a universally accessible, innovative, personalized, and adaptive experience, and finds that the these changes will be pivotal for achieving the United Nations’ goal of universal education by 2015.

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A great overview of the possibilities for technology to impact education - not only in distributed learning programs but also in brick and mortar schools.  Worth a look.

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Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, June 2, 5:25 AM

Food for thought

Chris B. Olds's curator insight, June 4, 10:47 AM

A nation of un-educated / ignorant Voters ?  no more business as usual in Washington D.C. for the American Govt..  The American people are on to you, and we're not gonna take it anymore.  You big fat lazy greedy "Lifer" politicians had better get ready to go get a Job.  

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 17, 2:10 AM

For those who really want to know what needs to be done in the future.