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Just some really cool Instructional Technology related stuff I found on the "Internets" for my fellow, like minded- nerdy Educators out there!
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How Song Parodies Can Help Synthesize History | MiddleWeb

How Song Parodies Can Help Synthesize History | MiddleWeb | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
After viewing a music video parody by history teacher Mr. Betts, 8th graders create their own spoofs, effectively synthesizing American History content & ideas.
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Gamification Narratives for eLearning - eLearning Industry

Gamification Narratives for eLearning - eLearning Industry | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Using Gamification Narratives Can Foster A Learning Environment. A real-life case study. Gamification Narratives for eLearning.

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technology

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technology | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
RT: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/c1uZNcyo1I @edl630text

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 30, 2014 12:32 PM

Scored 7/7. ;)

Sivan Ashtamker Yehezkely's curator insight, November 1, 2014 12:45 PM

A nice summery of habits that technology using learner adapt

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50 Ed Tech Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

50 Ed Tech Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - Lists of great technology tools for teachers broken down by category - Learning, Lesson planning, etc

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The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: more than telling people what to learn

The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: more than telling people what to learn | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
I was recently asked to summarise my view on the evolving modern workplace learning landscape and L&D’s role in it.

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Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, October 27, 2014 1:14 PM

"Knowledge sharing within a team is in fact now considered the most valued way of learning in the workplace (well ahead of company training/e-learning). " Yes!

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13 Insanely Engaging Games for the Classroom - graphite

13 Insanely Engaging Games for the Classroom - graphite | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring engaging games for the classroom. Students will lose themselves in thought-provoking gameplay with these apps, games, and websites

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Innovation Incubator -- THE Journal

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Innovation Incubator -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is launching a new incubation effort, HMH Labs, in an effort to spur innovation in technology solutions for education.
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SMART Educator2Educator Virtual User Group - Cool Tools for your SmartBoard - Oct. 28 - 5:00 (EST)

A wealth of knowledge about SMART products exists in SMART educators - people like you who are passionate about the products and their role in enhancing teaching and learning.

Join Marketing Manager Heather Lamb for this monthly professional development opportunity! Join our SMART Educator2Educator Virtual User Group.

October 28, 2014 - Let's continue the conversation!

Connect. Share. Learn. How are you using the clone tool or capture tool in SMART Notebook? Join Heather (@heatherlamb08) & Ashleigh (@ashjenJensen) as we review these cool tools and more. Jeff Peterson (@jefflcisd) will join us to share a few of his own best ideas.

Don't forget, no matter if you are a novice, intermediate or advanced user of our hardware or software solutions, there will be something for everyone.

We love this new format and we hope you do too! We start each month with our regular format introducing new ideas, tips & tricks shared by our educators from our Ed2Ed community. We follow up with a session for you to ask your questions, learn more and provide your own ideas.

Missed any of our webinars? No problem, just check them out on our Educator2Educator YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/smarted2ed.

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With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework

With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Once again, Christina Morua found herself in the South Dade library longer than she would like on a school night. The 28-year-old single mom sat in the bustling children’s section on a recent Thursday, waiting for her fourth-grader to get on a computer and start some online math homework."


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I don't think most public libraries are ready for this continued computer usage patronage...

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, October 23, 2014 6:26 PM

What happens when you do not have internet access?

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop. As a teacher, you can  use these animations to create and share tutorials,  presentations, step by tsp guides, and many more. Below are three  of my favourite tools I would recommend for you:

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Wilfred Rubens's curator insight, October 26, 2014 3:40 AM

Ik ben zelf eigenlijk helemaal niet zo handig in het ontwikkelen van content. Deze applicaties lijken echter gemakkelijk in gebruik.

Rob Overend's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:20 PM

Bring your teaching to life with animated videos to engage your students. Select from a bank of content or use your own. Could be great for reinforcing and inspiring. I might have to try one of these.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 6, 2015 6:08 PM

There are some interesting ideas here. I'd like to learn how to make animation like these. Now I have some tools. I can also see some application for older children in learning.

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How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom - Mind/Shift

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom - Mind/Shift | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens. Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn.

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Denise Patrylo-Murray's curator insight, October 21, 2014 5:42 PM

Easy fix for some kids, not everyone can sit for 84 minutes. What ever it takes for kids to learn, I am all for it!

LET Team's curator insight, October 22, 2014 4:27 AM

Timely article. 

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How to Disable Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome | Google Gooru

How to Disable Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome | Google Gooru | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

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Be sure to join us for a Google+ Hangout and Twitter chat on October 22 at 8 PM EST. Our guest will be Diana Rendina and the topic will be makerspaces in your school library. The hashtag for the...
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Announcing Drive for Education: The 21st century backpack for students

Announcing Drive for Education: The 21st century backpack for students | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
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Why social media needs to be taught in high school - VentureBeat

Why social media needs to be taught in high school - VentureBeat | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of discussion recently on what schools should be teaching kids. Just this month, the United Kingdom announced the addition of cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.

I believe U.S. schools have been hesitant and even neglectful when it comes to how they discuss social media with students, and it’s time for this to change. Social media is a very real and ongoing aspect of our everyday lives: It no longer makes sense that, in 2014, several states still teach cursive writing when many students can text much faster on their smart devices. We need to be educating students on applicable skills for the world that they will interact with, and that means providing them with an understanding of how social media can affect their future. The gaping generational chasm between teachers who grew up before smartphones existed and students who were raised on them has resulted in a trial-and-error model of internet education and exploration, which could potentially wreak havoc on a student’s future. The internet is written in pen, not pencil.

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What do eLearning designers and instructors really do?

What do eLearning designers and instructors really do? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Articulate.com recently held a challenge contest to create a graphic that explained what eLearning designers and instructors actually 'do'."


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For the first time, schools in the nation’s largest charter network are investing in technology in a big way - The Hechinger Report

For the first time, schools in the nation’s largest charter network are investing in technology in a big way - The Hechinger Report | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, Texas — Technology is everywhere at KIPP Austin Obras, a charter elementary school in Texas. One day at the beginning of the school year, first-graders grappled with math concepts as they tried to coax JiJi the penguin across the screen of their netbooks. Kindergarteners in a Spanish-language technology class learned to log on to …
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20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student - Te@chThought

20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student - Te@chThought | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Teaching and learning through technology is a complex thing. Learning what, from whom, and why?

But in terms of pure academic preparation–practicing skills and the application of concepts for traditional classroom projects and assessments? Technology like Android and Windows tablets, iPads, and smartphones become even more useful. Why? Because they’re, by nature, “me” devices–a personal screen to display exactly the content you need, exactly when you need it.

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4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future -- THE Journal

4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Designing the classroom of the future is no easy task, mostly because it's difficult to know what the future will look like. As little as five years ago, few could have predicted the ubiquity of tablets and their accompanying need for more and more WiFi capabilities. Even the maker movement's reliance on "creative spaces" is a relatively new phenomenon.

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REVIEW: TeacherKit: Favorite Classroom Management App of October | Edudemic

REVIEW: TeacherKit: Favorite Classroom Management App of October | Edudemic | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Used by more than one million teachers worldwide, TeacherKit is a classroom management app that easily organizes classes and manages grades and students. The app comes in 13 languages and is compatible with all Windows devices as well as the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, October 23, 2014 6:09 PM

Must check this!

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Could be useful to maintain motivation
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How to Embed a PDF Viewer in Articluate Storyline - eLearning Brothers

How to Embed a PDF Viewer in Articluate Storyline - eLearning Brothers | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
You can now allow your users to view PDF's in Articulate Storyline without forcing them to leave your course. Let me teach you how. Click here!

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callooh's curator insight, October 23, 2014 10:06 AM

Eliminate the bad user experience of leaving your elearning course to read a pdf.

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity. Any smartphone or tablet is media incarnate–video, animation, eBooks, essays, blog posts, messages, music, games. The modalities of light, color, and sound all arranged just so to communicate a message or create an experience."


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Chris Carter's comment, October 23, 2014 8:34 PM
Thank you for sharing, Luciana.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 24, 2014 4:37 AM

En utilisant les TIC, d'abord c'est un moyen pédagogique. Puis cela change la manière de donner cours, et on a alors intégré la technologie.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 6, 2015 6:15 PM

This is excellent and should be shared!!

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Single Source Authoring: Liberating Instructional Designers In The 21st Century

Single Source Authoring: Liberating Instructional Designers In The 21st Century | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Among the greatest misconceptions surrounding learning and development organizations is that learning is stuck in the traditional teacher-led classroom using content (textbooks and handouts) and management systems that had their heyday in the 1950s. Or, conversely, all an employee needs is a learning module on a computer screen. Increasingly, informal learning is composing the vast majority of learning opportunities in many organizations."


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Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com

Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
I am a proud geek and father of three young children. I taught myself to code Basic at the age of 12 on my father’s Commodore 64, and I actively encourage my children to be enthused by the notion of building with digital tools. But I don’t necessarily agree with the notion that every child must learn how to code.

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asli telli's curator insight, October 23, 2014 5:22 AM

Code, Program or both?

Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:25 AM

Have been reading a lot about coding lately. "programming" as opposed to "coding"

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21 Tech Products That Teens Love

21 Tech Products That Teens Love | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
From Justin Bieber to the Khan Academy.

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