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Best Tech-Creation Tools

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Students love to make and create to demonstrate what they're learning. However, teachers know that the creative process isn't just about having students demonstrate what they already know; it's also about getting students to construct mental models and learn through experience. By making things, students build meaning, work through problems, and acquire new knowledge and skills in context. There's built-in challenge to creation that gets students thinking in new ways while building their confidence. With this in mind, we've compiled this list of terrific tools for tech creation that offer a wide variety of engaging end products kids can create, from stories to animations to music to games. 

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The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

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7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Collaborative Project Work ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Collaborative Project Work ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Diigo is an excellent social bookmarking tool that enable you to save, annotate, and share bookmarks. The power of Diigo lies in the distinctive features that it offers to teachers and educators. There is a special account for K-12 and higher-ed educators that empower registered teachers with a variety of tools and features. One of the best things you can do with the Educator account is creating a Diigo group for your class. You can do this without the need for students emails. You can also set the privacy settings of your group so that only you and your students can access and see what you share there. You can also alternate moderators for class students can take turns in class moderation. Besides using your Diigo class to share with your students websites and content you find on the web, students can also use it for collaboration on research projects, group bookmarks and annotation.

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Storybird- Great for Visual Storytelling with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Storybird- Great for Visual Storytelling with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

"Storybird is a great platform for visual storytelling. Students can easily use it to create visual stories in few steps. Storybird provides students with artwork curated from illustrators and animators from all around the world and invite them to use those images to create engaging stories. Besides being able to create their own storybooks, students can use Storybird library to access and read a wide variety of books written by others. They can also interact with these works through hearting and commenting on books they like."


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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:16 AM

Great technology out there but it's tough to keep up with it all..

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free Edmodo Apps to Try This Summer

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free Edmodo Apps to Try This Summer | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

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Developing Literacy Skills Through Comics & Graphic Novels

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Comics in Education is a website run by Dr. Glen Downey for the purpose of sharing activities and ideas for using comics and graphic novels in literacy education. Head to the classroom section of the site to find five literacy skills development activities that can be completed online or offline. Those activities include wordless narratives, graphic poetry, cave art, visual note-taking, and symbolic language in words and images.


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We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos]

We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos] | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 15, 2013 9:38 AM
Go for it Carla. You can save a lot of $ and time by preparing like programmers / designers. These tutorials should help do that.
Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2013 6:39 AM

The Appification of Ecommerce
About a year ago I purchased a new MacBook Air. Seeing how my new laptop related to the world much like an iPad with apps and an app store was a revelation. Apps will rule the world. 

This trend is why we are all app builders now and these tutorials are a must view. The trend toward apps is more than you think. A few days ago I shared a Haiku Deck about the future of web design 3.0 (http://sco.lt/7r6zkf). 

 I missed the appification of everything. Apps, the widget-like shrinking of code to Lego blocks, form the core of mobile programming. Since mobile is taking over the smart move is to "appify" everything. 

This means thinking of websites as interconnected blocks responding to each other and our visitors in real time (as described in the deck). Best demonstration or analogy for this fluid app future is MIT's David Merrill explaining Siftable at TED http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merrill_demos_siftables_the_smart_blocks.html .

The way Siftables related to one another (they are aware other Siftables are present and have a desire to connect if code expressed as a toy can have desires) and link in order to create a sum is greater than the whole universe is a great way to think about the New Ecommerce. 

The new ecom is location agnostic (capable of converting anywhere at anytime and with the merest snippet of Siftable-like code), socially self aware (capable of pulling friends and their influencers into the equation) and appified (small Lego-like blocks snapped together to meet specific needs). 

Sometimes we will snap in the predictive analytics block sometimes we might now. Other times we will want the social share block other times not. Design, in this Siftables-like future, becomes a series of WHAT IF conditions and testing, always testing. 

Going to be fun and why it is a GOOD idea to become an app builder.   

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 7, 2013 2:51 PM

Creativity, creativity, creativity

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Librarianship

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digital literacy (digital literacy http://t.co/Mxbw9nhlOF)


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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar

Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

Inquiry based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can develop knowledge about or create solutions to issues and problems.

Web tools allow students to engage in collaborative and interactive learning. All phases of inquiry learning can be adequately addressed through a wide variety of web-based tools and applications.


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Karen Bonanno's comment, December 12, 2012 3:20 PM
This page hosts a list of web tools that can be embedded in classroom programs to help students work through the phases of inquiry based learning. The tools can also be used by the teachers to provide an information rich environment for student access.
Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 21, 2013 5:04 PM

Adding 'connectivity' into the learning!

Glenn Fitzpatrick's curator insight, October 7, 2015 9:00 AM

A list of web tools which can be used during each stage of Kuhlthau's Guided Inquiry model. There is a brief explanation of each tool and a direct link. This resource offers fantastic support for teacher librarian's in their role as integrators of information communication technology tools into inquiry learning. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 18 Google Earth & Maps Lessons for K-12


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7 Great Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Learning in Progress: 21st Century Book Talks & Trailers - Summer Refresher 2014 #KASLSR14

Learning in Progress: 21st Century Book Talks & Trailers - Summer Refresher 2014 #KASLSR14 | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 15, 2014 7:55 AM

Great tools and tips from Heidi Neitner

congerjan's curator insight, July 19, 2014 10:02 PM

Creating Book Talks, Trailers, and videos- writing in the library- all hit CC and fit nicely in the PA Library Curriculum: http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/Model%20Curriculum%20Document.pdf.

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 18, 2014 1:12 PM

Great fun going through Ann's list!

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Developing Literacy Skills Through Comics & Graphic Novels

Developing Literacy Skills Through Comics & Graphic Novels | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

Comics in Education is a website run by Dr. Glen Downey for the purpose of sharing activities and ideas for using comics and graphic novels in literacy education. Head to the classroom section of the site to find five literacy skills development activities that can be completed online or offline. Those activities include wordless narratives, graphic poetry, cave art, visual note-taking, and symbolic language in words and images.


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The Ultimate YouTube Clip Finder, Collector and Trimmer: Zeeik It


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Lydia Gracia's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:28 AM

Zeek it est un outil dé curation de vidéos youtube. Grâce a sa bookmarklet vous pourrez créer des collections de vidéos prêtes a être insérées dans un post ou être utilisées sur d'autos supports.

Dan Aldridge's curator insight, November 30, 2013 12:36 PM

This is kind of like a ScoopIt for video curation on YouTube. More at www.Zeeik.com. Thanks for the heads from Robin Good! 

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:33 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

"Zeeik It" is a new bookmarklet from Zeeik, a video curation app, that allows you to easily collect and save into discrete collections all of the YouTube videos found on Twitter or on most any web page. 

Once collected you can pick the ones you want and easily trim them before saving them into a curated video collection.

 

Zeeik video collections are a good way to create valuable content that can be embedded in any article or guide and that can be served according to multiple categories and criteria as you can see from this specific example:http://zeeik.com/zeeik/-21828800  ;

(click "Cool Colors" or "Warm Colors").

 

You can find the new Zeeik It bookmarklet on the top right of the Zeeik home page here: http://zeeik.com/ ;

 

Free to use.

 

My previous review of Zeeik: http://sco.lt/7FPJXF ;

 

More info: http://zeeik.com/ ;

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21st Century Information Fluency: Teacher's Guide: Ethical Use GameKit

21st Century Information Fluency: Teacher's Guide: Ethical Use GameKit | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

This guide provides instructions and ideas for using the Action Zone activities that are bundled in this Ethical Use Kit. The Sorting Hat Challenge requires searchers to dig for information within a site to find its author. Four new MicroModule Companions test skills in finding information about Copyright, Citation and Plagiarism (2 sets). In addition to serving as tutorial resources, each one may be used to assess the extent to which students are able to demonstrate skills in secondary searching and citing resources properly.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:03 PM

This is vintage work from Dr. Carl Heine and me.  I'm always pleased to share this!  You'll find lots of goodies here! 

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 9, 2013 6:34 AM

Info and tools to discuss search techniques, copyright, plagiarism

Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:44 PM

Always good stuff from the work of Dennis O'Connor and Carl Heine. Thanks for making our jobs a little easier while helping make our students a little wiser.

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Graphic Organizers - eduplace

Pre-K-8 elementary educational resources for teachers, students, and parents.

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:48 AM

A  great range of graphic organisers that teachers can use

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | 21C Digital Learning | Scoop.it

The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 2, 2013 4:40 PM

A great collection of websites to support the teaching and learning in your school.

Cindy Rogers's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:26 AM

I look forward to this list every year...

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:49 PM

Great Ideas

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K-12 Scope and Sequence | Lesson plans

Use our new Scope & Sequence tool to find the lessons that are just right for your classroom. These cross-curriculular units spiral to address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age appropriate way. Browse by grade band or click a category to highlight the lessons that address that topic.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:12 PM

Heaps of lesson plans, materials and resources here ready for immediate classroom use across K-12.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:13 PM

K-12 Lesson plans, materials and resources ready to go.