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Why I Hated Meredith's First Grade Teacher: An Open Letter to America's Teachers

When my first born headed off to first grade, 21 years ago, she held my hand as we walked down the hallway of Will Rogers Elementary School in the Houston Independent School District. We walked int...
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A great story for teachers to read before school starts. 

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:38 AM

Great inspiration to great teachers. 

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Anything but PowerPoint: four fresh presentation alternatives for teachers

Anything but PowerPoint: four fresh presentation alternatives for teachers | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
What application springs to mind when you think of creating visual aids to
accompany your school presentation? For most people, it’s Microsoft’s
PowerPoint. But that’s certainly not the only game in town.
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Getting Your Technician License

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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
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Ham radio: you need a license before you can go online.

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How to Convert PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) to Video (AVI/MPEG), Flash and CD/DVD « My Digital Life

Created a beautiful and interesting PowerPoint presentation in .ppt format, complete with sound and music, for your wedding ceremony or corporate marketing event. But alas, in an unlucky situation, the DVD or VCD player on Hi-Fi amplifier system...
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EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet

EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
Gamification, digital storytelling, virtual classrooms…it’s not easy to keep track of all of the new buzzwords in the booming edtech sector. At Boundless..

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BKF's curator insight, July 27, 2013 7:52 PM

Kind of funny, but helpful as well!

Drora Arussy's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:55 AM

Thank you, the cheat sheet for the modern age.

Linda Lim's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:34 AM

who needs a cheat sheet???

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DENSI2012 Animoto

The culminating video from DENSI2012 in Bozeman, MT.


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Densi 2012 Animoto

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DENSI2012 - LiveBinder of Session Resources

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Resources from DENSI 2012


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2012 Session resources

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Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, June 23, 2013 9:37 PM

Great resources from Discovery Education Summer Institute 2012

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To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | MindShift

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | MindShift | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
How might efforts to curate benefit from the portability and ubiquity of mobile devices? Tools like Evernote and GoodReads allow for easy and valuable curation. But the harder questions are pedagogical and curricular.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

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這可以到原來發文地找五個工具

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

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30+ Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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5 killer ways to open up your next presentation

Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention? You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not

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Ed. Schools Lag Behind Digital Content Trends

Ed. Schools Lag Behind Digital Content Trends | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
Teacher education institutions risk becoming obsolete if they do not do a better job preparing future teachers to use digital curricula, experts say.
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Isn't this what so many of us have been saying?

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, May 25, 2013 3:57 PM

How will higher education address these concerns?  

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Timeline & Chronology Creation Sites

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Great list of timeline and chronology sites.

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10 Websites That Will Help Drown Out The Noise So You Can Stay Focused

10 Websites That Will Help Drown Out The Noise So You Can Stay Focused | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
Do you find yourself constantly distracted by everything going on around you and having a hard time concentrating on what you’re doing? The solution is noise-cancelling headphones.
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For days when you can't concentrate!

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Twenty Tidbits for New Teachers

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Lisa M. Dabbs M.Ed. (@teachingwthsoul on Twitter) is the facilitator of Edutopia's New Teacher Connections group. She is also the founder of the weekly #ntchat for new teachers on Twitter, a
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Great advice for new teachers, as well as, veteran teachers.

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13 inexpensive ed-tech tools for writing | eSchool News

Being able to write clearly is an essential skill for all students. With these simple online writing tools and apps, students get to practice writing informally in settings that won’t be too daunting.
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Online Meeting Guide: Software And Strategy

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Table Of Contents §1 – Introduction §2 – Free and Low Cost Meeting Services §3 – Cloud Storage Services §4 – Preparing For and Holding Meetings §5 – Online & Mobile Meeting Tools §6 – iPad Apps for Meetings § – Conclusion 1.
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DENSI2012 Livestream Archives

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This is a playlist with all the archived Livestreams of sessions.


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DENSI2012 - LiveBinder of Session Resources

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Resources from DENSI 2012


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Great resources from Discovery Education Summer Institute 2012

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Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, July 7, 2013 1:26 PM

2012 Session resources

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

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Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:09 AM

Good article to share with your teachers who are looking to improve student research skills to meet standards.

Maria Persson's comment, June 17, 2013 11:00 PM
If this happens in the early years of learning it will not be such an issue at the tertiary level where plagiarism is still a real problem!
Maria Persson's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:07 PM

A number of great points that are both practical and theoritical in terms of how to assist students' understanding of digital literacy skills, preparing them for the future, increasing their understanding of what the future might bring! 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Infographics With Piktochart

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

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Chaiyi Bee's curator insight, June 9, 2013 3:33 AM

這可以到原來發文地找五個工具

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5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sheila's Edtech | Scoop.it
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Lots of fun!

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Digital Fun for Creative Kids

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Great programs for your students (and YOU) to try over the summer!

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