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5 iPad Hashtags Teachers should Know about

5 iPad Hashtags Teachers should Know about | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it
- #iPadded This is a hashtag I have been following for some time now. I check it for updates, links and resources on everything related to iPad. Most of the things shared through #iPadded are relevant for us in education. 2- #Edapps, #eduapps These hashtags are good for teachers looking for educational apps. Though I provided the two versions of the same hashtag I personally use #edapps. 3- #iPadedu As its name indicate #iPadedu is a hashtag for sharing tweets related to the use of iPad in education. 4- #Kidsapp This one is for sharing links to iPad apps for kids. 5- #iPadchat Use this hashtag to read and take part in chats around iPad.
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The Best K-12 Education Technology Blogs

The Best K-12 Education Technology Blogs | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it
Meet some of the best and brightest voices in education technology.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Cindy Riley Klages
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:05 AM

Great resources!

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:01 PM

Most of the blogs were managed by non-classroom teachers. Too often, the decisions about what is innovate and creative in education is made by those outside the classroom rather than fueled by innovative classroom teachers.

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Free Technology for Teachers: U.S. Military History Animated

History Animated is a great resource for US History teachers and students. History Animated provides animations of the American Revolution, the US Civil War, WWII in Europe, and the US Pacific Campaign in WWII.


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New Teachers Hub on Pinterest

New Teachers Hub on Pinterest | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it

"A pinspiring place for teachers to find and share creative ideas. Follow these boards for lesson plans, classroom decor and lots more for lively learning."

 


Via Beth Dichter, Cindy Riley Klages
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:09 PM

Pinterest has become a great location to find educational sources, and now they have launched a teachers hub. Currently they are boards that share information for grades PreK through Grade 6 (one board per grade) as well as boards for Art, Science, Math, Classroom Decor, Classroom Management, Home  School, Literacy, Sensory Learning, Gold Star Supplies, Back to School and Educational Blogs.

For more information on this new feature you may travel over to the Pinterest Blog where they posted "Say Hello to Pinterest" at http://blog.pinterest.com/post/58175180377/say-hello-to-teachers-on-pinterest

The current boards are for elementary school but the post also notes that they will "work together with Edutopia—an online resource for educators—to build out the education-focused community on Pinterest."

If you are looking for lesson plans, ideas for your classroom, and more it is worth checking out this resource.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 17, 2013 10:01 AM

The place for new teachers.  Love it!

The Teacher Treasury's comment, August 22, 2013 1:54 AM
This is a wonderful idea. Really looking forward to the development of this Teacher Hub.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 43+ Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: 43+ Alternatives to YouTube | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it

"Excellent educational content can be found on YouTube. However, not every teacher can access YouTube in his or her classroom. That's why a few years ago I compiled a big list of alternatives to YouTube. Over the years some of those sites have shut-down, started charging a fee, or have switched into another market. So this evening I went through and eliminated some sites from the list and added a few new ones."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:33 PM

Richard Byrne has updated his list of sites that provide free videos. His top five list is below:

* Next Vista

* PBS Video

* Explore.org

* The National Film Board of Canada

* Vimeo

Each link provides a short description of what the site has to offer. You will also be able to access the fill list of sites through this post.
And if you are trying to search for a video you might want to try out the Custom Search Engine he has created through Google. This search engine is accessible at this link: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/08/a-youtube-free-video-search-engine.html

Videos are a great tool to quickly engage students in learning and this list of websites as well as this search engine are great options to put in your toolbox.

Gary Faust's curator insight, August 14, 2013 2:10 PM

So nice to have an update of video resources. Thanks!

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 15, 2013 4:35 AM

I will certainly be sharing this with staff at my school! The list is thorough and gives a brief desciption of each of the sites mentioned. The list is also up-to-date, having just been checked and edited by it's original creator.

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Using Technology in the Classroom: 15 Ways to Use an iPad in Middle & High Schools

Using Technology in the Classroom: 15 Ways to Use an iPad in Middle & High Schools | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it

"I have had the privilege of being able to plough new ground in my classroom with a class set of iPads. I now have over a year of experience in using them with my students everyday. Over that time I have had alot of trial, error and troubleshooting. But now into my second year I have the benefit of being familiar with iPads strengths and weaknesses. All of the apps in my list of 15 Ways to Use an iPad are ones that I have used with students."


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Sally Ann's curator insight, July 28, 2013 6:34 PM

Resources!!!

 

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CCSS Videos - The Reading & Writing Project

CCSS Videos - The Reading & Writing Project | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it

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Connie Wise's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:59 AM

"Pathways to the Common Core: Videos from Inside Classrooms features almost 40 clips of Common-Core aligned teaching and learning. We captured these scenes of classroom teaching in an effort to help you imagine methods of teaching that can support students in moving towards the ambitious standards set by the Common Core."

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QR Codes in The Classroom- Awesome Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

QR Codes in The Classroom- Awesome Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 4, 2013 8:24 PM

Interesting article and presentation for educators who'd like to learn more about how to use QR codes 

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New survey shows teacher engagement peaks 1st year - KMBZ

New survey shows teacher engagement peaks 1st year - KMBZ | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it

New survey shows teacher engagement peaks 1st year KMBZ "Teacher engagement is the number one predictor of student engagement, which is a great predictor of student achievement," he told KMBZ.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:39 PM

"While teachers actually rank quite high for engagement compared to other professions, Lopez says its more important for teachers to feel like they have a say in what goes on at work."


Rarely, was I asked to contribute and when I offered I was shunted into something other than what I expressed an interest in.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 17, 2013 9:14 AM

Wow!  Love the statement that "[T}eacher engagement is the number one predictor of student engagement, which is a great predictor of student achievement."  This is what we preach @ARIALSDE.  We also know that which classroom a student is in matters.... What can we do to get the other 2/3 to engage?

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The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it
If you're committed to shifting your curriculum to e-textbooks, consider trying free first. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost your students a dime.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:03 PM

Are you looking for resources for free digital books? This post provides information on 12 sites (plus 3 bonus sites with hot links but no information) including the types and levels of books available. Although most are for college level you will find some of middle school and high school. Some of the sites listed are below:

* Bookboon

* Boundless

* California Learning Resource Network (for K-12 and higher ed)

* The Global Text Project (some books available in Chinese, Spanish and English)

* Open Stax which also provides some additional teaching materials (high school and college)

* Open Education Group (out of Brigham Young University) has six science textbooks designed for middle and high school.

Find more information at the site.

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it
How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:45 PM

Every teacher should enhance their student's reading comprehension by using  annotations as a record of their thinking. If you’re thinking, make a record of it by writing down.

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Textbooks To Tablets: The Progression Of Classroom Technology - InformationWeek SMB (blog)

Textbooks To Tablets: The Progression Of Classroom Technology - InformationWeek SMB (blog) | Classroom Technology | Scoop.it
Textbooks To Tablets: The Progression Of Classroom Technology
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A recent article in The Economist shed some light on why now is the time for a boost in classroom technology.
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