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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers

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Tools of the Trade.
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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Diigo Weekly Update: Keyboarding Activities I

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Check out these keyboarding activities to reinforce typing skills http://t.co/pdY349dxzJ #edtech #21stedchat #tlchat
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Surf Better With These 9 Killer Google Chrome Extensions - Daily Beast

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Surf Better With These 9 Killer Google Chrome Extensions Daily Beast Today, according to W3Schools, a popular web developer information website, Chrome users make up 54.1 percent of all Internet users who visit a major browser (a list which also...
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Learning Never Stops: 29 great math websites for students of all ages

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Ed Tech/Web 2.0 Tools for Educators and Students: Create video ...

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Ed Tech/Web 2.0 Tools for Educators and Students. A blog dedicated to sharing new Ed Tech and Web 2.0 tools with educators and students. Learn technology for the betterment of Education.
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Zinepal | Online eBook Creator

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Use Zinepal to create eBooks from online content or read eBooks created by others. Zinepal can make eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. You can select content from blogs, websites and Atom/RSS feeds.

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Write or wrong? Local educators weigh keyboarding, cursive writing

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PENDLETON, Ind. — Before this year, the notes 8-year-old Jaima Link got from her grandmother were undecipherable, written in loopy characters she didn’t recognize — in cursive, that is.

“My mom or sister would have to read it,” said Jaima, a third grader at Pendleton Elementary School Primary. But after learning the basics at the beginning of this year, she reads and writes it with relative ease.

“I like it,” she said. “It’s easy and it looks cool.”

But possible changes to national teaching standards could soon make cursive writing optional, allowing to schools to focus instead on keyboarding and other skills tailored for the digital age.

In South Madison Community Schools, they subscribe to both schools of thought, said Jaima’s teacher, Connie Broughton. She and other school representatives are convinced the loopy writing is still relevant.

“My thought is, if they can’t write it, they can’t read it,” Broughton said, which is a problem if they ever need to decipher a letter, a birthday card or — gasp! — an already cryptic doctor’s note.

“I’d like to think, if we at least give them an introduction, they’ll still be able to read it when they grow up,” said Broughton, who squeezes cursive in wherever she can, highlighting a letter or two when there’s a lull in class work.

Elsewhere in the muraled maze that is Pendleton Primary, kids lean over keyboards in the computer lab, as they do every sixth day as part of their fine arts rotation.

Typing is “a little harder and less fun” than learning cursive, Jaima said. Like many of her classmates, she uses the “hunt-and-peck” method, searching for and poking individual letter keys when she copies lines onto a glowing computer screen.

“The kids are on a computer about every day,” Broughton said. “It (technology) is incorporated into teaching — more of an introduction to keyboarding, programs, that sort of thing.”


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Anna Mancao's curator insight, January 15, 2014 1:19 PM

I believe that students should learn how to write in cursive handwriting. Students should be able to type and also write. certain essays that come in high school and college will often be handwritten and students at an early age should be able to take notes that are legible and easy to understand.

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Counting Down the Top S'Cool Tools for 2013: #1-10 - EdSurge

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Counting Down the Top S'Cool Tools for 2013: #1-10
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Google Treks is a comprehensive set of web 2.0 lessons built primarily on top of Google Maps. Created by Dr.
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Common Core Boosts Focus on Keyboarding in Elementary Schools

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Common Core-based assessments require students to perform basic computer skills, putting a premium on keyboarding instruction in the earliest years.

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Keyboarding games for kids | Shoe buy online

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Typing Games : Free Typing Games For Kids - Soft Schools keyboarding games for kids A fun colourful website with animation and games introducing.
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10 Best Tools for Teachers and Students to Use ...

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Many online tools can enhance teacher-parent-student communication. Here are 10 of the best.
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Ed Tech/Web 2.0 Tools for Educators and Students: Students create ...

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This may be one of those digital tools worth buying. I am a big fan of blogging about free web 2.0 tools and PowToon is definitely free, but you can create class sets for yearly fees. You can create up to 30 exports for free and ...
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Keyboarding Skills Will Be Essential in CCSS-Aligned Classrooms

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Many of the 46 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards are nearing their individual implementation deadlines.

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Common Core Breathes Life into Keyboarding

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As you read the 100+ pages of Common Core's ELA and Math standards, you realized that technology is woven throughout as one of the tools students use to prepare for college and career. It is mentio...


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Technology Tailgate: Cursive and Keyboarding

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Cursive and Keyboarding. http://www.newamericancursive.com/alphabet.htm. Teaching cursive is not a Common Core Standard, but our school district chose to keep it as a part of our curriculum. Cursive is not one of my ...
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With Common Core, kids will keyboard at younger age - Marion Star

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LOCAL Nora Nelson a frist grader works a simple addition problem on a iPad at Mason Early Childhood Center where the students are getting an early start on using tablets and keyboards.
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Common Core and Educational Technology: Keyboarding tools on the web to support CC stds!

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, March 9, 2013 9:04 AM
Keyboarding tools on the web to support CC stds! Keyboarding is specifically referenced (often) in the CC standards. Here are a few standards where it's called out:

W.3.6. With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others. 
alain michel's curator insight, March 10, 2013 5:12 PM

formation web

Cathy Booth's curator insight, March 19, 2013 7:19 PM

Also contains a list of resources for learning to type

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

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If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
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Looking for innovative ways to use your iPad...check this out

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Interesting Resource for iLearn