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Blogs and Labels are about Information Literacy

Blogs and Labels are about Information Literacy | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it
My Middle School is using blogger (part of Google) as a platform for our students' blogfolios. The blogfolio (term coined by Andrea Hernandez)  is part blog and part digital portfolio. Students not...
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Good things to keep in mind as we consider moving to Google Apps for Education for our students. If we have them use Blogger as a "blogfolio" as described in this article, having an organized way to label or tag posts is and important part of info-lit. 

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Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

posted by Med Kharbach


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I can see how some web tools would be perfectly suited for some of the suggested activities, ie. Padlet for posting questions about reading assignment, use Socrative for the short pop quizzes, a Google  form for collecting memorization tricks for vocabulary words that can be shared with the class.  Do you see any others?

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Danielle Howard's comment, February 20, 2014 10:32 PM
Even though this chart is not directly related to PBL, it makes you think about everyday assignments that are formatted the same way. The students are posing the questions and offers alternatives to traditional assessments.
Olivia Jackson's comment, February 20, 2014 11:58 PM
These ideas are actually "connecting" to topics in some of my other Education classes (EDCI461, for example). I see the connection to PBL, too!
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 2014 12:44 PM

Great ideas!

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Self-Check Quiz Templates ~ Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers

Self-Check Quiz Templates ~ Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

by Tammy Worcester

 

Want to give your students a quiz and then have the computer grade it for you? Then check out these templates! Students can take the quizzes on any online device – a computer, an iPad, a tablet, a smart phone, etc!

Self-Check Quiz Templates

I have completely redesigned and updated my self-check quiz templates! They should be much easier to use and they offer some new features as well!

☞  5 Question Self-Check Quiz

☞  10 Question Self-Check Quiz

☞  15 Question Self-Check Quiz

☞  20 Question Self-Check Quiz


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AWESOME! Thank you Tammy Worcester Tang for self-grading quiz forms. 

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:44 AM

More tools for teachers...

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Slidus - Beautiful presentations that work fine on any screen

Slidus - Beautiful presentations that work fine on any screen | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Slid.us is a software based on html5 presentations or slides, where you can create your presentations and share them with others, that is why also makes social networking feature.

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Check out this new slide presentation tool. 

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Ángeles Mirón Martín's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:04 AM

Interesante....La forma es casi tan importante como el fondo, y hay que cuidarla....

Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, February 8, 2014 1:18 PM

Un nuovo strumento on line per creare e condividere presentazioni in HTML5, ben visibili su tutte le piattaforme

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 17, 2014 6:46 AM

Looks interesting, but you'll need to sign up to have a look, which is a bit annoying.

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20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools | Ditch That Textbook | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it
TodaysMeet is an easy-to-use, versatile digital tool. It can enhance discussions, provide a place for ideas and more.

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Great ways to use TodaysMeet

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teachintechgal's curator insight, February 1, 2014 7:53 PM

B careful-students know they can put any name other than their own. Great 4 teacher PD!

ChristopherBell's curator insight, February 2, 2014 9:20 PM

Love Today's Meet - works great and also has a great share feature!

Lee Hall's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:22 AM

Today's Meet is a very versatile tool.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"This school year I've worked with a few school districts that are using Google Apps for Education for the first time. A lot of what I have done with those school districts is help to get the teachers acclimated to using Google Drive. When I sat down to plan an upcoming Google Drive training session I thought about some of the essential Google Drive skills that teachers need in addition to creating documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here are five essential Google Drive skills that I think teachers and students need."


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We have to make sure everyone is on the same page at least at a basic level of use for any adoption we want to use school wide. 

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Einar Sveinn Árnason's curator insight, January 22, 2014 5:51 AM

Ágætis verkfæri

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 2014 12:42 PM

I wish our district would use Google Apps.

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TeacherTrainingVideo.com | Russell Stannard - YouTube

TeacherTrainingVideo.com | Russell Stannard - YouTube | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it
I run www.teachertrainingvideos.com a completely free website of screencasts to help teachers and students incorporate technology into their teaching.

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Ready made training videos

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:05 PM

A great repository  of training videos on educational technology, software, social media, etc.

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Good for foreign language teachers and others.

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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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Essential Apps for Teachers

Essential Apps for Teachers | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Here are all the direct links to my reviews for my Apps for Teachers: App #1: Music (free) App #2: Dropbox (free) App #3: Skitch for Evernote (free) App #4: Pick-Me ($.99) App #5: GoodReader ($4.99...
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50 apps, including reviews, for teachers. I have a good many of these but must check out the rest. Many may also be available for iphones. 

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100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Google Drive  provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs."


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Tips, tricks, and hacks for Google Drive. 

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, January 3, 2014 12:05 AM

Google is really trying the way that we exchange and share information.

Peg Ries Heckman's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:02 PM

Interesting read 

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 10:05 PM

Do you need help with presenting and organizing information for your classroom presentations or research papers? This resource provides you with 100 tricks for using documents, presentations, and spreadsheets using Google Docs.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

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Best iPad Apps of 2013 - iPad Insight

Best iPad Apps of 2013 - iPad Insight | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business apps to wonderful educational apps, to beautiful apps for working with photos and for creating art, music, videos, and more. And of course we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to great iPad games and entertainment apps."

 


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Great blog to follow for ipad info, ipad insight.

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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, December 26, 2013 8:31 AM

via @WebTeachers and via @iPadsinEducation

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:14 AM

...and the End of Year reviews begin. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 27, 2013 8:14 AM

John. Awesome stuff!

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Online Speech Bubble Photo Editor - Create comic strips with phrase.it

Online Speech Bubble Photo Editor - Create comic strips with phrase.it | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Put speech bubbles on your photos and create your own comic strips within minutes! Great looking results, no sign-up needed, 100% free. phrase.it is probably the best speech bubble photo editor on the web.
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No need to sign up! This is a cool tool for the under 13 crowd. 

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Welcome to Flubaroo

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Flubaroo is a script you add to your Google Drive that will grade Google Forms for you. It is from edCode.org, a community of teachers and developers creating free open-source tools for education.

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19 Amazing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

19 Amazing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

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Okay, this isn't really a webtool but we should learn some of these tips. We have to practice them to remember them though! 

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Training in Business's curator insight, February 10, 2014 12:58 PM

19 Amazing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

 

Check out http:/www.training-in-business.com

 

Vicki Williams's curator insight, February 11, 2014 10:24 AM

Some good stuff.

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57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On - TeachThought

57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On - TeachThought | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Below is one such collection. It is curated by Mrs. J. Porritt from W.S. Hawrylak School. Generously included are notes for each of the tools she uses in her classroom. If you are looking for a new tool, or want to know more about an existing tool, check out her useful collection of teaching tools."


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Includes description of what the teacher uses the tool for. Some of these are apps and some are online tools. 

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Linda Jones's curator insight, February 10, 2014 12:30 PM

Some great tools for all ages and grade levels.

Character Minutes's curator insight, February 11, 2014 5:50 PM

Like all the sites that were provided.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 2014 4:40 PM

What an array of tools. I'd like to sit down and figure out what tools I depend on in the classroom!

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How to Use Google Drive for Descriptive Feedback Using Sharing Options - TapintoTeenMinds

How to Use Google Drive for Descriptive Feedback Using Sharing Options - TapintoTeenMinds | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"The consistent and effective use of Descriptive feedback in classrooms has become a popular strategy due to its positive influence on student learning. Based on the research of John Hattie, my colleague, Jason Lynn has given me an in-depth look at Hattie’s work and how we can use it in the classroom.

 

Although the research suggests that providing students with descriptive feedback has the largest influence on student learning, it can be difficult for teachers to find more time to provide this meaningful assessment as learning and assessment for learning tool with regularity."

 


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This quick video, with written steps as well, shows how to make a separate document to comment on student work. I'm not sure why you need a separate document. Couldn't you write the comments on the original student document? 

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Sra Rodenhi's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:35 AM

read

 

Jay Roth's curator insight, February 9, 2014 2:20 PM

A good start... and better than no descriptive feedback at all.

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Comfortably 2.0: The PD Challenge

Comfortably 2.0: The PD Challenge | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

 by Craig Badura

 

"I recently blogged about how I had begun creating App Task Challenges for the teachers in our district.  The challenges have been well received and I think teachers actually enjoy the process of completing the challenges and then having an idea on how to easily integrate an app into their curriculum.

 

"I wanted our teachers to be active, moving, collaborating, designing. I began thinking that I could achieve these results by creating a "challenge" for our PD day.  I came up with a challenge in which teachers (in their PLC's) had to create a 30 second public service announcement using the iMovie app.  Their topic:  "How To..."   Click here to see the details of the challenge. "


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Super idea for getting teachers to use the tech, tools, apps,  Web 2.0 tools, etc. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 31, 2014 2:10 PM
I found as I was leaving education that there is a shift or an increased shift towards these external challenges. In our district, it was 180 days of blogging or something along those lines. I felt it was largely so the people who challenged us to built their creds on the work others did. What does awesome mean? What does amazing mean? Those are words I hear associated with this process. We have to remember there is a finite number of people who actually engage in these challenges. Does it constitute real personal and professional learning?
Shiva Prakash's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:22 PM

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Apps in Education: Editing Video on your iPad

Apps in Education: Editing Video on your iPad | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Making movies on the iPad is one of those activities that I often see in schools. I love to watch how quickly even very young students can produce a professional looking movie. It is a great way for them to illustrate what they have learnt. Normally I would say that editing movies on the iPad is best done using iMovie but it is not exactly cheap, especially if you have a raft of other apps you want your students to have. Here are a couple of apps for editing movies that do not cost the earth. Many of these apps also contain features found on the more expensive apps."


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Character Minutes's curator insight, January 30, 2014 9:43 AM

This sounds interesting!

Jillian Harrington's curator insight, January 31, 2014 12:32 AM

This is great for junior classes working in a collaborative setting.

 

TerhiD's curator insight, February 1, 2014 2:37 AM

I'd like to add VideoInVideo app:)

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Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices

Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Read Write Think offers a bunch of great web, iOS, and Android applications for students. One of those that I recently learned about from David Kapuler is Read Write Think's Timeline creator. RWT Timline is available as a web app (Flash required), as an Android app, and as an iPad app. All three versions make it easy for students to create timelines for any series of events."


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Just another great tool from Read Write Think

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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 2014 10:49 AM

With this Timeline tool, students could create timelines of the plot of a story they've read. Or they could use it to plan the plot line of a story they're planning to write.

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 22, 2014 3:11 AM

alle platforms... daar moeten we naar toe, lijkt me

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:56 AM

This could be nice to plan or summarise a story, for reading or listening comprehension with students. Or for reviewing the stages of a task, or process (perhaps a process, for passive grammar). In teacher training it could be an option for self-observation, reviewing the stages of a lesson and how it went.

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?

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Byot note taking

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gregmhagar's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:26 AM

Great tips and information here.

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Top free tools for edtech in your classroom this year - Mark Anderson's Blog

Top free tools for edtech in your classroom this year - Mark Anderson's Blog | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

by Mark Anderson

 

"E-learning or using technology to support learning comes in many different shapes and sizes. I’m always being asked to give advice and ideas on different online tools or iPad apps that can help with learning in the classroom. It’s always a challenge to balance the needs of the activity, with the skills of the learners and often too the greater challenge is to raise the confidence of the teachers. I often hear from teachers about how they want to achieve more effective learning using technology, but often don’t have the software resources to achieve them, which is often due to finances. This article aims to give you my top FREE online tools to support learning in the classroom."

 

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There are many, many excellent free tools in this article.


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Well-known webtools but he also suggests ways to use them. 

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How to use Voice Dictation on Your iPad and iPhone - teachingwithipad.org

How to use Voice Dictation on Your iPad and iPhone - teachingwithipad.org | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Do you see that microphone button at the bottom left of the iPad screen when the keyboard appears? I always knew about the dictation feature, but I never really used it before a couple weeks ago. I’m actually writing this post by speaking it, all while in the car! The accuracy is quite good, there are rarely any mistakes if you speak clearly.

 

I’ve been using it recently for a lot of things: text messages, emails, and blogging."

 


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Now that we are a BYOD school, this handy tip will be beneficial for many of our students. The library may be the best place, quietest..., well, maybe not!

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宮西 咲's curator insight, January 5, 2014 8:18 PM

発話をそのままブログにできるわけですね。うーん、まずはiPadがほしい。

 

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, January 6, 2014 5:11 AM

Voice dictation works well if you speak slowly and clearly in short bursts and still quicker than typing. You can even speak the punctuation you require. Accuracy is very good though still good to proof read it just in case before submitting anything. 

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The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Evernote iPad Apps and Chrome Extensions for Educators and School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Evernote iPad Apps and Chrome Extensions for Educators and School Leaders | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

"Evenote, as I've posted many times, is such a versatile application that every educator is bound to find it useful. Besides the fact that you can access the application across devices, there are some additional extensions and tablet apps that make it even more useful and versatile for the school leader and classroom teacher. Check out each of these tablet apps and Chrome extensions to extend the usefulness of the application even further."


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Evernote iPad apps.

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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, December 31, 2013 10:24 AM

I use Evernote a lot and would make more use of penultimate if I had a decent stylus though the web clipper extensions for browsers are useful. 

James Allen's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:05 PM

Used to plan cards with Andy, CEO of Boxer, about 6-7 years ago.  Great guy!  Quite the innovator.  If I were allowed to use Boxer at work, I would.

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5 Free Tools for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online ~ Free Technology for Teachers

5 Free Tools for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online ~ Free Technology for Teachers | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"Adding an audio message to your classroom blog or website can be a good way to help deliver important messages to your students and their parents. Posting an audio message, even if it covers the same content as a written message, can increase the chances that a visitor to your blog will take notice of something important. Adding an audio message to your blog or website is not difficult to do. Here are five free services that you can use to add an audio message to your blog or website."


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librarians, teachers, or students could  record book  talks. Link to them with QR codes in your books.

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Librarians on the Fly: CLASSMINT - interactive note cards for students and teachers

Librarians on the Fly: CLASSMINT - interactive note cards for students and teachers | Web Tools in Education | Scoop.it

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Cornell notes online!

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Ann Vega's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:11 AM

Great tool for students and teachers!