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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class

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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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AffiliateMarketHelp's curator insight, October 5, 2014 11:30 PM

Am anxiously awaiting for a response from them; I want this tool!  A cloud-based, easy to use animated video making app...drag 'n drop!  Although not out yet, I have signed up for it.....more exciting than Iphone 6!!!!!

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, December 22, 2014 4:11 AM

Très tentant ! Je vais ouvrir un compte. A tester pour vos animations pédagogiques.

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When students get creative with tech tools, teachers focus on skills

When students get creative with tech tools, teachers focus on skills | Class Tech | Scoop.it
One of the most intimidating aspects of infusing technology into curriculum is that educators often believe that they will have to master and then teach their students to use new technology tools before assigning a project. These concerns are understandable as our time for professional development is finite and school curricula are already packed. However, consider the impact if, rather than focusing on new tools, we explored the skills students need to learn and then incorporated the most effective digital resources to accomplish those objectives.

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3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it

"Now that the Google Classroom is officially released to all Google Apps for Education accounts, those of you using iPad in their instruction would probably be wondering about possible ways to integrate this new tool with iPad. The video tutorial below will guide you through the process of how students and teachers can use Google Class on their iPad to create and turn in assignments."


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Euneos's curator insight, September 13, 2014 1:44 AM

GAFE -Google Apps For Education - saa käyttäjiä nopeammin kuin kilpailijansa Applella tai Microsoftilla.

Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, September 14, 2014 2:07 PM

Google Education and iPad integration. 

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Top Picks

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Graphite - Teacher Reviewed Apps, Games, & Websites Discover apps, games, and websites that will help your students learn. Graphite, from Common Sense Media, features ratings & reviews by teachers for teachers.
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Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it

"If you are planning to incorporate iPad in your classroom teaching then you definitely need to work on some preliminary stuff before anything else. These are basically formalities and conventions students need to abide by when using iPad in class. Making students explicitly aware of their responsibilities behind using iPad in class will certainly help you tap into the full educational potential of this versatile gadget. I have gone through my archive and picked out these handy visuals for you to use with your students."


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:28 PM

IPAD POLICY

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 15, 2014 12:17 AM

IPads are wonderful and they have to be kept that way. Cool rules

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Added 17/08/14

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Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards

Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson illustrates the importance of formative assessment and suggests engaging ways of using mobile devices to enhance the tried-and-true exit slip.
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Great digital ideas for formative assessment beyond the index card for exit card assessments including video (Vine and MixBit), photos (Instagram) and words (Twitter and Edmoto)!

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101 iPad Tips & Tricks

101 iPad Tips & Tricks | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Enjoy 101 iPad tips and tricks. These amazing iPad tips cover setup, new users, entertainment and much more.

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, July 22, 2014 2:33 PM
Teachers: let's take advantage of a few weeks of summer left to become iPad pros
David Baker's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:17 PM

Great as we go 1:1 with the mini in our middle schools.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:15 AM

Lots of great help in this article

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10 good ways to integrate Mobile Phones in class

10 good ways to integrate Mobile Phones in class | Class Tech | Scoop.it

When it comes to integrating mobile phones in learning , many teachers show a deep-seated concern over it. But let's face it students as early as primary grades have phones and have already developed key skills to use them. Phones and other digital media are part and parcel of their lives if not an important part of it. So instead of banning them from using the digital media they are already familiar with, it would be better to look into ways to embrace these media and leverage its power to enhance students learning. In this regard, the visual below outlines 10 useful examples of how you can integrate phones in classroom learning. Have a look and as always share with us what you think of it.


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet | Class Tech | Scoop.it

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Teri Thomas's curator insight, June 26, 2014 1:00 PM

A helpful activity for memorizing activities online or in a classroom.

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3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom - Edudemic

3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom - Edudemic | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification is one of the buzzwords in education right now, and for a good reason: Gamification is empowering, exciting, and under the right circumstances can be the disruptive innovator many teachers desperately need in order to change the dynamics between knowledge and the learner. There is an explosion of EdTech tools destined to gamify the …
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The beginner's guide to Google in the classroom

The beginner's guide to Google in the classroom | Class Tech | Scoop.it

Google offers a ton of solutions for students, teachers, and classrooms. Some products are intentionally designed for classrooms, others just happen to work well for that setting as well as many others. The Google Apps For Education and Google Play for Education are two tools built for teachers and students that encompass a ton of different solutions for different types of work. The handy infographic below takes a look at some usage statistics on Google tools in the classroom along with a few tidbits about Apps for Education if you’re not familiar with them. Keep reading to learn more. 

 

Do you use any of Google’s tools in your classroom (whether they’re specifically geared towards teachers, students and classrooms or not)? What are your favorites? If you could add a new Google tool to the mix, what would it be? Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

 


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The iPad Oath: 10 Rules For iPad Use In The Classroom

The iPad Oath: 10 Rules For iPad Use In The Classroom | Class Tech | Scoop.it
The iPad Oath: 10 Rules For iPad Use In The Classroom If you’re lucky enough to have gone to a 1:1 environment–with iPads–you may have discovered that as easy as the tablets are to use,...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 30, 2013 10:35 AM

I love this! A clear and regular reminder of proper behavior for students that could easily be tailored to fit the needs of your school/district. Share this with your tech folks to see if they can set this up as the default screen saver on school devices.

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10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools)

10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools) | Class Tech | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 9, 2014 9:16 PM

What are the engaging techniques? Below are five. More are in the post and many have links to specific tools (many of which are free) that will help you.

* Interactive Collaboration

* Active Learning

* Student Created Presentations

* Embedding Questions in Videos

* Digital Maker Spaces

Learn much more by clicking though to the post.

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What Were The Breakthrough Technologies For 2014?

What Were The Breakthrough Technologies For 2014? | Class Tech | Scoop.it
What Were The Breakthrough Technologies For 2014? Whether you’re a proponent of technology, are wary but willing, or against it entirely, it’s impossible not to be intrigued by its rapid development. While “technology” is a...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 5, 2014 7:39 AM

This is fascinating to me. As I read about the "breakthrough" technologies I think about what's going on in libraries, in schools, and in classrooms that contributes to this new knowledge and understanding. Are we really thinking about how to prepare our students to be successful in this world?

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There's a Better Way to Teach Critical Thinking: 9 Rules of Thumb

There's a Better Way to Teach Critical Thinking: 9 Rules of Thumb | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is the study of clear and unclear thinking. A simple definition, maybe, but that's how it should be. The term was popularised long ago-

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 13, 2014 7:00 PM

This post begins with a number of definitions for critical thinking, from the basic (as seen above) to more complex (as seen through the eyes of Common Core). It then goes on to look at:

Where did the concept come from?

The next section, "What does the term really mean?" provides two lists. The first list is "what we know critical thinking isn't. Below are two of the items on this list.

* Simply mimicking others thinking.

* Being biased towords (or against) one way of thinking.

The second list, "what we know critical thinking is."  This list includes:

* Willingness to be wrong.

* Questioning one's own thinking.

The final section provides Three Rules of Thumb - one for Essays, one for Discussions and one for Tests.

Below is one example from each of the Three Rules of Thumb.

* Discuss the phrasing of prompts.

* Highlight the mysterious.

* Include the "how" and "why" in multiple choice questions.

Each section of this post provides additional details.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 22, 2014 12:03 PM

I suspect critical thinking predates the Ancient Greeks. Without critical thinking, humans might not have gotten to that point in history. A great take away from the article is the importance of questioning. A second take away, perhaps hidden away, is the importance of questioning what we think critical thinking is and is not and engaging in conversations.

 

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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom | Class Tech | Scoop.it

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 11, 2014 11:33 AM

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 2014 3:52 PM

I plan to use the 3-2-1 method in my very next class. Great ideas.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 13, 2014 9:38 PM

Great graphic that summarizes things we've all heard before, but helps keep them in mind so we really do utilize them with students.

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UPDATE: 36 Digital Formative Assessment Tools for the Classroom

UPDATE: 36 Digital Formative Assessment Tools for the Classroom | Class Tech | Scoop.it
We’ve updated our list of digital formative assessment tools for the classroom to include three more good ones. Our list is now at 36!
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11 free online storage services to claim your space in the cloud

11 free online storage services to claim your space in the cloud | Class Tech | Scoop.it

Find out where you can get free cloud storage and what the limitations are. Organize your files and sign up for free cloud storage accounts to keep everything backed up and accessible for nothing.

 

It’s so easy to generate a mountain of digital files nowadays. We take more photos than ever, shoot hours of video, and love to share. Cloud storage provides convenient access wherever we may be, like a digital filing cabinet, and it’s also great for collaborating on projects and provides a simple way of sharing files with selected family, friends, or business contacts. But it can also cost a pretty penny.


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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Class Tech | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:17 AM

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This infographic/visualization provides six steps that show how to flip a classroom. It also makes it clear that after you work through the six steps you must also review what has taken place, revise as necessary and then repeat.

The six steps are:

1. Plan

2. Record

3. Share

4. Change

5. Group

6. Regroup

But to understand what they mean by each of these you should go to the post. Flipping the classroom takes time, but today there are many locations where you can find great videos that will work for you. There are numerous tools available that help you create videos on your own, or take an existing video and add comments, questions, etc., so that it will meet your needs. If you are considering using video as a way to flip your class in the upcoming school year this post also provides links to additional resources that you may find helpful.

Randy D. Nichols's curator insight, August 5, 2014 2:00 PM

What the Flip? (A simple explanation of an education trend.)

 

Keith Hamon's curator insight, November 19, 2014 1:47 PM

This is a sensible approach to flipping your classroom, one lesson at a time.

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Excellent Guides and Tutorials to Help Kids Make Engaging Educational Movies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides and Tutorials to Help Kids Make Engaging Educational Movies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it

"Engaging kids in creative video productions allows them to develop communication skills and enhances their technical know-how. It also gives them an avenue through which they can practice multimodal expressions and present information in numerous ways.This multimodality in communicating information does not only help students understand topics much better and at a deeper level but is also an elemental feature of the 21st century learning."


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What Do You Want To Do? There's A Tech Tool For That!


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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, July 4, 2014 5:47 AM

Très bonne idée, ce tableau croisé ! Reste à le traduire en français pour le disséminer se façon efficace .... pa trop le temps ces jours-ci, dommage.

Nouha Belaid's curator insight, July 4, 2014 9:50 AM

#Social_Media

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Tools...!!!

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bulletin board: goole docs | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

bulletin board: goole docs | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | Class Tech | Scoop.it
See the Glog! bulletin board: goole docs | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students
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Maker Education and Experiential Education - User Generated Education

Maker Education and Experiential Education - User Generated Education | Class Tech | Scoop.it

"As those who follow me on Twitter and via this blog know, I am an advocate of the Maker Educationmovement.  The reason, as I’ve mentioned, is that I come from a background in Experiential Education.  Many of underlying principles and learning activities related to maker education fit nicely into the tenets and principles related to experiential education.  Since this discipline-learning philosophy has been around a lot longer than the more formalized, current maker education movement, those attempting to move maker education into more traditional educational settings might draw from the writings and literature of experiential education to help explain and contextualized maker education."


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Karen E Smith's curator insight, June 23, 2014 11:08 AM

Something to think about as we go through a major shift in education.

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The Popular Animoto Video Maker is Now Available for iPad

The Popular Animoto Video Maker is Now Available for iPad | Class Tech | Scoop.it
May 23, 2014
Animoto, one of  the most popular presentation and video creation tools online, has recently released Animoto app for iPad. Using this new app, you will be able to create video...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 23, 2014 12:50 PM

Good news for schools going to iPad technology and BYOT. Animoto videos are fun, creative, and easy to make. Having an iPad app makes it that much more versatile!

Amy Weisz's curator insight, May 23, 2014 1:23 PM

Yay! Animoto for iPad!