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Free Productivity Resources for Educators | Emerging Education Technology

Free Productivity Resources for Educators | Emerging Education Technology | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Resources Designed Specifically for Educators: This listing is divided into two key groups - tools intended specifically for educators, and general applications intended for everyone. We’ve made an effort to provide a worthy set of resources in each of these categories (and to avoid resources that seem of lesser quality or functionality). All of these applications are free (some have both free and paid versions). 

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Sharing a passion for innovative and engaging ideas in Education, including Educational Technology, Flipped Instruction, Project & Problem Based Learning, Professional Development, Leadership and MORE! 

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8 TED-Ed Lessons to engage even the most uninterested students

8 TED-Ed Lessons to engage even the most uninterested students | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Using digital media is a surefire way to grab students’ attention, and using everyday topics students encounter in their personal lives is an even better way to engage them in learning.

Educators can build lessons around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk, or YouTube video through Ted-Ed. Once they locate the video they wish to use, they use the TED-Ed Lessons editor to add questions, discussion prompts, and additional resources. When the lesson is published, educators can monitor their progress and submitted work.

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How to take a student-centered approach to classroom AV

How to take a student-centered approach to classroom AV | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Schools are increasingly moving toward personalized and adaptive learning programs. The idea of tailoring teaching styles, materials, and approaches to individual students promises deeper engagement and better academic outcomes. To keep pace with the students’ technology-rich world outside the classroom, it’s important for schools to use audiovisual (AV) technology that meets—and exceeds—those expectations.

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A Must Have Google Slides Add-on for Teachers

A Must Have Google Slides Add-on for Teachers | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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REBIRTH: Professional Development Training for Artist Educators and Community Facilitators

Voice of Purpose (http://voiceofpurpose.org) is now offering Professional Development Training for Artist Educators and Community Facilitators. If you ar

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8 Ways to Bring STEM Learning to Life

8 Ways to Bring STEM Learning to Life | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Fostering a love of STEM not only creates pathways to high-paying jobs of the future, it also helps students become adept at solving all kinds of problems, says Camsie McAdams, director of STEM curriculum for Discovery Education. Here are eight ways to bring STEM learning to life for students.

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5 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert

5 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

What’s better than teaching them about those careers? Connecting them with an industry expert who works in that field and can answer students’ questions and help them gain an in-depth look at where a future in math or physics might take them. This isn't just a STEM question - it works across curricula!

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Groups urge IES to release months-late report on student internet access

Groups urge IES to release months-late report on student internet access | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

A report on students' home internet access is months late, and the delay is impeding efforts to close the homework gap. A pending vote at the FCC could use the insight of the report.

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Are your students podcasting yet?

Are your students podcasting yet? | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

From products to process to ideas, here's all you need to bring podcasting into your classroom & a collaboration tool to your students.

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What the net neutrality vote could mean for schools, students

What the net neutrality vote could mean for schools, students | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Education leaders and librarians are closely watching the upcoming FCC vote on net neutrality and how it could impact learning.

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Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280

Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280 | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Twitter confirmed Tuesday that it is doubling its renowned character count for good.

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Where will STEM education be in 5 years?

Where will STEM education be in 5 years? | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Explore a few changes anticipated over the next five years that could make a real difference to the quality of STEM education teachers would be able to provide. If followed through, they could prove crucial to encouraging more students to engage with the subjects that will define our future.

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Professor: The 3 innovative skills we’re giving new teachers and why

Professor: The 3 innovative skills we’re giving new teachers and why | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

What kind of technology training do we provide for our teacher candidates and how do we do it? What about the relationship between tools and mindset? What about ethical issues? These are big questions to which the answers beg for systematic research and in-depth discussion.

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18 powerful technology tools and trends for 2018

18 powerful technology tools and trends for 2018 | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Technology changes so rapidly that the newest tablets, phones, and tools are often outdated within a couple years. Pair that fast pace with the education industry, which is notoriously slow to adopt new things, and it doesn’t exactly sound like a recipe for innovation.

But educators can take their classrooms to the next level, and they can innovate, if they know which technologies to keep on their radar.

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How next-generation learning supports every student

How next-generation learning supports every student | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Since we can’t teach student recognition, the best route is to help them build the skills they need to anticipate and adapt to nearly anything. That starts with empowering students to be active learners and fostering skills such as agility, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

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The Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings - Techlicious

The Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings - Techlicious | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Privacy concerns and privacy controls on Facebook are ever changing. When you post a picture of your kids at a family gathering, which one of your Facebook friends can share it? What private information are those Facebook game apps collecting on you for "third-party uses"? How do you make sure that live video stream is seen only by people you choose? Every action you take on Facebook has privacy and sharing implications that need to be considered before you upload that next selfie.

Fortunately, thanks to vocal demands for transparency from both Facebook users and government regulators around the world, Facebook has been making the process of managing your privacy easier. Here is our step-by-step guide to taking full control of your Facebook privacy settings.

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The Best Note Taking Apps for Chromebook Users

The Best Note Taking Apps for Chromebook Users | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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How to turn students into entrepreneurs

How to turn students into entrepreneurs | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

The impact of running a business extends beyond what students are learning in my floral design classes. They often stay after school or show up before school starts to help out. And they’re not just helping me. They also go into other teachers’ classrooms and say, “I just got done making a floral arrangement. While I’m here, do you need anything?” They are much more engaged in our school community.

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Video of the Week: Dealing with digital distraction in the classroom

Video of the Week: Dealing with digital distraction in the classroom | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Digital devices put the world at our students’ fingertips, whether with their own cell phones or with school-provided computers and tablets. But along with opportunities for powerful learning come the risks–and realities–of distraction. So, what are the best ways to manage digital distraction in the classroom? Check out these practical tips on supporting students and modeling productive 21st-century learning.

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Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Early intervention: It’s a common mantra for any student with learning difficulties, including dyslexia. But as Terrie Noland, national director of educator engagement for Learning Ally, pointed out in a recent edWebinar, those services are not consistently available to students across the United States.

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6 ways school bus wi-fi could benefit your district

6 ways school bus wi-fi could benefit your district | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

More districts are turning to school bus wi-fi as a viable solution to increase students' internet access

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Video of the Week: 3 Great Ways to Power Up Your Parent Communication

Video of the Week: 3 Great Ways to Power Up Your Parent Communication | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Effective parent-teacher communication is crucial in helping students learn. But, for busy teachers it can be challenging just to keep up. Can apps and other digital tools make it easier to keep everyone — parents and students — in the loop?

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Opinion | What Pre-K Means for Your Pre-Teenager

Opinion | What Pre-K Means for Your Pre-Teenager | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

A new study shows that quality preschool improves math scores and college readiness.

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Text, tweet, email, call—what do parents want in school communications?

Text, tweet, email, call—what do parents want in school communications? | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it
What does the research say about how parents and school communications? Is there an overall preference?
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4 ways to use augmented and virtual reality apps in the classroom

4 ways to use augmented and virtual reality apps in the classroom | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Many educators use virtual and augmented reality in their classrooms with positive results. Considering the ongoing debates, you’ll probably want to try it out and decide for yourself. eSchool News has collected the best lesson plans, apps, and teaching strategies below. Don’t forget to check out their Top Picks list for even more tool ideas.

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Blazing Your Own Path: Women in Education Technology

Blazing Your Own Path: Women in Education Technology | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Educators and administrators—male and female—will benefit from engaging in this presentation by being exposed to examples of how to 7 traits to difficult situations, and will then be invited to brainstorm ways to apply them to their own lives. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

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