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The Tomorrow Toolkit: Free Web Tools to Support Elementary Learning

This dynamic session shares authentic learning experiences with web tools that enhance creativity and collaboration in PK-5 classrooms. You'll come away with...
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iPads In The Classroom

iPads In The Classroom | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Education and iPads are being used simultaneously in the same sentence all over the world today. iPads have changed the way educators are teaching in the classroom.
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8 Word Cloud Makers for teachers

8 Word Cloud Makers for teachers | FETC Information | Scoop.it
A word cloud is an attractive way of visualising a large chunk of text in a more pleasing way. It shows the most frequent words used throughout the text.
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Mind42.com - Sign in / Sign up

This does work on th iPad! Mind42 is a free online mindmap collaboration tool. You can easily share and develop your ideas with your friends.

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WordItOut - Generate word clouds (and make custom gifts)

WordItOut - Generate word clouds (and make custom gifts) | FETC Information | Scoop.it

Can create on the iPad but can't save. The only way to save is to take a screen shot.


 

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Make a Video Online. GoAnimate

Make a Video Online. GoAnimate | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Make a video online for free with GoAnimate! Make videos for YouTube and Facebook, create business and educational videos, make animated e-cards and more! Unfortunately this one doesn't work on iPad either.
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Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | Text, Images, Music and Video

Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | Text, Images, Music and Video | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Glogster.com - Poster yourself - Make your interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. It is fantastic! Unfortunately, can't create on iPad!
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Write rhymes.

Look up rhyming words as you write. Instead of leaving what you're writing to find rhymes in a rhyming dictionary, just alt-click (or option-click) on the word you need a rhyme for and select from a pop-up list of suggested rhymes.
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teachwithyouripad - Science Apps

teachwithyouripad - Science Apps | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Science apps are the most abundant in iTunes: solar systems app, periodic table app, 3D4 Medical Anatomy app, Frog Dissection app, etc. some of these looking really good.
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How to Merge M4A Files for Audio Books

How to Merge M4A Files for Audio Books | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Digital audio books come in different formats depending on the manufacturer, but Apple specifically uses the AAC format for iTunes audio book files.
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Students created "Sound Art" (format was m4a) and I used this method to combine into one file to play in QuickTime during the Art Show. Under "View" one can loop such that it will play indefinitely.

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Tech Smackdown: 10 Cool Teacher Tools -- THE Journal

Tech Smackdown: 10 Cool Teacher Tools -- THE Journal | FETC Information | Scoop.it
This year's FETC's technology smackdown offered plenty of free and cheap gadgets and services that imaginative teachers will have fun with in the classroom.
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The tools that caught my attention:

Go!Animate

SoundCloud and Thinglink

Wufoo

Remind 101

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Make a word cloud - WordItOut

Make a word cloud - WordItOut | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Word clouds are a fun way to show words, where the most important ones are bigger than the others. Discover, generate and share word clouds from any text with WordItOut! Now you can get them as custom gifts too!
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15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration

15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration | FETC Information | Scoop.it
15 free tools to help you facilitate remote/web-based collaboration. Whether you need basic whiteboarding/brainstorming tools or fully-featured project management applications – you should be able to find a tool or two that's worth checking out.
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15 Great Mindmapping Tools and Apps | SpyreStudios

15 Great Mindmapping Tools and Apps | SpyreStudios | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Mindmapping is the process of drawing up diagrams that show relations between various ideas, tasks or information.
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Gail Lovely's 5 Favorite Free Web Apps for Education -- THE Journal

Gail Lovely's 5 Favorite Free Web Apps for Education -- THE Journal | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Early childhood education expert and FETC speaker Gail Lovely shares her favorite free web tools for students, which require nothing more than a computer with internet access.
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More Than 5 Million Users Work Online With Zoho

More Than 5 Million Users Work Online With Zoho | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Zoho offers a suite of online web applications geared towards increasing your productivity and offering easy collaboration.
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E.gg Timer - simple online countdown timer

E.ggTimer.com is a simple, easy-to-use online countdown timer, or egg timer. Just set a time and bookmark it for repeated use. You can also create a count down to a specific date or time.
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Piratepad Beta

Piratepad Beta | FETC Information | Scoop.it
Welcome to PiratePad!

This pad text is synchronized as you type, so that everyone viewing this page sees the same text.  This allows you to collaborate seamlessly on documents!
 
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