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Two Guys and Some iPads: 8 Tech Tools We're Thankful For!

Two Guys and Some iPads: 8 Tech Tools We're Thankful For! | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

In the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

 - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/11/tech-tools-were-thankful-for.html#sthash.cexIpzgH.dpufIn the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

 - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/11/tech-tools-were-thankful-for.html#sthash.cexIpzgH.dpufIn the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

 - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/11/tech-tools-were-thankful-for.html#sthash.cexIpzgH.dpufIn the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

 - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/11/tech-tools-were-thankful-for.html#sthash.cexIpzgH.dpuf


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Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone

Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.

>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).

>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.

>Export your movies and share them with the world.

>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.


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Alison Rostetter's curator insight, December 30, 2013 1:18 PM

It needs downloading - obviously - and I'm not sure I want all this on my computer yet.  I'll have to wait until I have a ground-breaking idea for my next online, budget Hollywood movie.

Ranjan Munshi's curator insight, January 5, 2014 1:50 AM

The story of Fishing Village

Patrizia Tirel's curator insight, January 30, 2014 7:07 AM

not tested yet....

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:45 PM

Student engagement about to be launched with this approach.

Charles David Chalmers's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:17 AM

Looks good so far.

 

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The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun

The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Yes, strong literacy skills help students get good grades and, eventually, good jobs. But schools shouldn't forget to emphasize the joy of getting lost in a book.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:18 PM

A great article, let kids read what they want and it will benefit them throughout their lives.

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Teacher’s Guide to Using Twitter in the Classroom - ExamTime

Teacher’s Guide to Using Twitter in the Classroom - ExamTime | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

This guide brings together some of the best tips on using Twitter in the classroom. We’ve sourced some of the best education blogs from the web to bring you these useful resources from influential bloggers. Our tips come from Jeff Dunn from Edudemic and Christopher Pappas from eLearning Industry plus other education bloggers who really know what they are talking about.


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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:24 AM

Essential reading to make Twitter for learning more effective.

Dr. Francisco Raso's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:58 PM

Para un uso más responsable de Twitter en el aula...

karin arentsen's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:34 PM

Comme je ne sais rien de twitter, mais les élèves l'utilisent souvent... Ce site donne plusieurs idées comment utiliser twitter en classe. 

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Preparing for STEM Lessons on Coding with Hopscotch for iPad

Preparing for STEM Lessons on Coding with Hopscotch for iPad | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"This evening I’ve been playing with the free iPad app “Hopscotch,” which I’m planning to use for a four part / two week introductory unit on coding on the iPad with my 4th and 5th grade STEM students. (@iesSTEM) I’ve worked quite a bit with Scratch software from MIT, but this is my first time to “seriously play” with Hopscotch. Hopscotch is similar to Scratch, as a block-based (or icon-based) programming environment, but it is MUCH more limited with fewer available coding blocks. Despite these limitations, it appears to be a great app to use when introducing students to coding. And, it’s FREE! Since I have an iPad cart to use with students in my STEM classroom, but not full-day access to one of our school’s Windows-based computer labs, an iPad-based coding solution / app like Hopscotch is preferable for me now over Scratch. (Scratch is still flash-based, so although it’s web-based it doesn’t work completely on iPads. I’ve tried using Scratch on flash-friendly iPad browser apps like iSwifter and Puffin, but haven’t found the experience very good… yet.)"


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The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Andrew Man's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:27 AM

Awesome visual about the 5 rules of storytelling.

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12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought

12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"Recently on westXdesign–via scoopit–we found an interesting graphic about naming 12 principles of collaboration.

 

Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication). However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal.

 

The following principles of collaboration (seemingly created for businesses but clearly applicable to learning) push that idea a bit further–with some important emphases on the individual, including:"

 


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Alicia Alcaraz's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:12 PM

The importance of collaboration in learning. To be taken into account when teaching

Library Staff's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:13 PM

Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset required.

Library Staff's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:15 PM

Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset teachers and school leaders must adopt. Shared belief is everything.

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Tech It Up with the Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits Volume VIII: September 2013

Tech It Up with the Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits Volume VIII: September 2013 | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Get your tech on with the latest Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits List featuring another new line-up of “cool tools” that will rock your classroom!

Whether you’re looking for an app-tivity, an engaging project or a new way to incorporate technology into your classroom, you’ll surely find a resource or two to help you “tech it up”.


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

The key to successful technology integration is the efficient use of digital tools tools that are appropriate for the task. Technology provides us all with the ability to develop our own toolkit of flexible resources for use when needed. Here is a toolkit I assembled that is filled with tools I frequently use for designing flexible student-driven learning experiences. Starting with a good toolkit is essential.


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Laura Briggs's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:03 PM

Tools for flexible student-driven learning experiences!

Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:45 AM

Special thanks to Susan Oxnevad for sharing this Thinglink project providing 10 recommended resources that many educators may not be familiar with for the classroom. 

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

The key to successful technology integration is the efficient use of digital tools tools that are appropriate for the task. Technology provides us all with the ability to develop our own toolkit of flexible resources for use when needed. Here is a toolkit I assembled that is filled with tools I frequently use for designing flexible student-driven learning experiences. Starting with a good toolkit is essential.


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Laura Briggs's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:03 PM

Tools for flexible student-driven learning experiences!

Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:45 AM

Special thanks to Susan Oxnevad for sharing this Thinglink project providing 10 recommended resources that many educators may not be familiar with for the classroom. 

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Tech-Savvy Teaching | Scholastic.com

Tech-Savvy Teaching | Scholastic.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

5 lesson ideas to engage digital natives.


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Ideas for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:36 PM

Some fun apps and sites to get the techie application happening in all subjects!  Scholastic shares.

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:41 AM

Visuel !

Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Nick Hester's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:56 AM

Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:08 PM

I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 2014 3:57 PM

Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » At-A-Glance Ed-Tech Tutorials

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » At-A-Glance Ed-Tech Tutorials | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:57 AM

SQUEE!

I'm a total fangirl for Jamie & she has honored me by highlighting my comic tutorials! So pretty much a piece of shameless self promotion for me to Scoop this - but I couldn't help meself!

 

Honestly, @edutech20 is a must follow!

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Three Keys to Implementing the Common Core Standards

Three Keys to Implementing the Common Core Standards | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

In this post, we share three qualities that we think are paramount to good teaching, particularly good Common Core aligned instruction.


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:47 AM

Critcal thinking, communication, and collaboration are the critical components.

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Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design

Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print; website banners, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 15, 2013 6:06 AM

A cool new free browser-based tool for designing all kinds of visual products including presentations.

 

Many thanks to Alfredo Corell for the suggestion.

Training in Business's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:44 AM

Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design

 

Margaret Watrous's curator insight, January 9, 2014 3:47 PM

A cool new free browser-based tool for designing all kinds of visual products including presentations.

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Infographic of the Week: 27 Ways to Be An Effective Teacher

Infographic of the Week: 27 Ways to Be An Effective Teacher | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

OK, your yearly evaluation indicates that you’re a highly qualified, effective teacher, but let’s face it—there’s always room for improvement, right? So, how can you kick things up a notch in your classroom? Ever think of incorporating some social media or music into your lessons? Or how about conducting an experiment? Encouraging out-of-the-box thinking sounds pretty cool too!

 

All of these suggestions for becoming a more effective classroom teacher—plus 23 more—can be found on the infographic shown below. Good stuff so be sure to check it out!


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50 Core Documents | Teaching American History

50 Core Documents | Teaching American History | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Our list of 50 Core Documents invites teachers and citizens alike to join in this American political dialogue. And because these documents can help citizens better understand the true principles of liberty and acquire the prudence needed to apply them in the varying circumstances of American politics, we consider them to be essential reading for high school students, who will have the responsibility of sustaining and administering our republic in the future.


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Tom Perran's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:49 AM
50 of the most important primary source documents for the #social studies classroom
cameron kopp's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:19 PM

This is a very cool site which contains 50 documents from American History.  I would use this in my history classroom because many of this documents are covered, and necessary in a high school history class.  I would use this site to study some of the documents with the students, as well as a reference that the students can go back to outside of the classroom.

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The NextGen Glog Is Now Fully Replacing the Classic Glog

The NextGen Glog Is Now Fully Replacing the Classic Glog | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Creation of New Classic Glogs Will Be Unavailable Starting This Week As you are probably aware, some time ago we introduced the NextGen Glog Editor as a successor to the original Classic Glog Edito...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 29, 2013 3:19 PM

Creating your posters or presentations on Glogster is going to change this week as you won't be able to use the old, classic editor any more. It will be replaced by the NextGen Glog editor.

In the post you can find out what will happen to your old glogs.

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Trick or Tweet These Spook-tacular Halloween Resources

Trick or Tweet These Spook-tacular Halloween Resources | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Looking for some fun activities to celebrate Halloween in your classroom? Then look no further! Listed below are some really spook-tacular collections of educational Halloween resources that are sure to creep out your students—in a good way, of course!

 

Whether it’s writing prompts, science experiments, Halloween candy math, Edgar Allan Poe videos or haunted vocabulary, there’s something ghostly awaiting you!


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Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Every Monday, my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board. We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down.

 

Good, now you know it. Test on Friday and never for those 25 words to be seen again. Poof. Old school, yes. Mundane task, yes. Did it work? I don't remember. Probably not.


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Plant a Question… Grow an “Answer Garden”!

Plant a Question… Grow an “Answer Garden”! | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Need a digital scribble space? Then be sure to experiment with Answer Garden, a web-based polling/survey tool that allows users to create and publish a question.  Once visitors submit answers, they are immediately displayed as tags in a basic word cloud.  Data can also be exported to Wordle or Tagxedo to create a more visually appealing word cloud. What’s more—a QR code is generated for each AnswerGarden. How cool is that?


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Tech-Savvy Teaching | Scholastic.com

Tech-Savvy Teaching | Scholastic.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

5 lesson ideas to engage digital natives.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:36 PM

Some fun apps and sites to get the techie application happening in all subjects!  Scholastic shares.

Melinda Miller's curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:41 AM

Ideas for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

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4 New Ways to Use Google Docs Forms with Students

4 New Ways to Use Google Docs Forms with Students | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Now you can embed live YouTube video right into a form to create a guided video lesson for students. Consider using this type of activity as a homework assignment to provide students with a common starting point for learning in the classroom.

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