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Teaching With YouTube

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9 Tips For Smarter Teaching With YouTube

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camille's curator insight, November 15, 2014 7:49 AM

TICE

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:52 PM

But Mediacore is even more brilliant!

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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips

16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Here are 16 of my favorite presentation tools for teachers and students! Which ones are your favorites?"


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:14 AM

Presentation Tools.

maria papanikou's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:32 AM

Educational apps for iPad in 2014!

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100 plus resources on Digital Citizenship - Edutopia on Pinterest

100 plus resources on Digital Citizenship - Edutopia on Pinterest | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
We've teamed up with Common Sense Media to compile some of the best resources for parents, teachers and administrators to guide students to become positive digital citizens and leaders.

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Malpere, Ana María's curator insight, November 3, 2014 1:02 PM

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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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What a great writing idea!! 

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Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 2014 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 2014 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Coolwired's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

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An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity

An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
n a 1:1 classroom, I regretted not having a digital contract developed with my students last year. There were many times last year where I wished I had something to pull out of my files and point to when a student wasn’t being responsible with their iPads. Thankfully I have this year to make changes! I wanted a contract that showed some student character to it so that it meant something to them. I think it’s very important that the contract isn’t pre-made by the teacher. Here’s how I started:

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jordank's curator insight, November 6, 2014 6:39 PM

This is a cool idea! It is visual and easy to draw students' attention to when you need to. Kat

Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:32 AM

Good idea.  Our students will be receiving Chromebooks rather than iPads,  but this would apply to them as well.

Patricia Alexander's curator insight, April 30, 2015 3:31 AM

brilliant! thank you.

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Using Twitter to Transform Classroom Learning

Can we use Twitter to enhance teaching and learning? This presentation explores how we can use Twitter before, during and after classroom learning to engage and inspire students to reflect, discuss, collaborate and learn. 


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I think Twitter is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. 

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 7, 2014 2:32 PM

Using Twitter to Transform Classroom Learning | @scoopit via @sindofdez http://sco.lt/...

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:51 PM

Great power point

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50 resources for using an iPad, Android tablet in class - ZDNet

50 resources for using an iPad, Android tablet in class - ZDNet | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Seeking tips for using mobile devices in class? Check out these articles, how-to guides and tutorials.

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Can never have too many resources when thinking about mobile devices in the classroom. Excellent How to guides :)

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Julio Hinojo Lopez's curator insight, November 13, 2014 10:57 AM

Una pena que las nuevas tablets de la Junta de Andalucía no permitan la fácil instalación de cualquier app de nuestro interés!!! :(

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PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web

PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
You may have already heard about PhotoMath, the new iPhone app that lets you point it at a math problem on a textbook and then solves it while showing all the work involved.


Some are immediately reacting by citing it’s potential use in “cheating,” while others cheer that it might force math teachers and textbook publishers to be more creative in how they teach math.


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Pauline Porcaro's curator insight, October 29, 2014 2:16 AM

Wow this opens up some good debates on how we teach maths! An app that does all the work

Irmgard Huppe's curator insight, October 31, 2014 6:57 AM

I think I will try this!

Lee Hall's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:09 PM

I think it is helpful when you are working at home to be able to solve a problem and make sure it is right. I hated finding out I had completed a page of problems all the wrong way.

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Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015 | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
All of the tech tools featured in this post are free, user friendly, and (likely)will be available on your school's network. These tools are best for students in grades 6-12 but the teacher creatio...
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The checklist itself is enough to make this a useful pot but the tech tools included are also excellent for classrooms. 

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop. As a teacher, you can  use these animations to create and share tutorials,  presentations, step by tsp guides, and many more. Below are three  of my favourite tools I would recommend for you:

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There are some interesting ideas here. I'd like to learn how to make animation like these. Now I have some tools. I can also see some application for older children in learning.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 24, 2014 10:57 AM

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Wilfred Rubens's curator insight, October 26, 2014 3:40 AM

Ik ben zelf eigenlijk helemaal niet zo handig in het ontwikkelen van content. Deze applicaties lijken echter gemakkelijk in gebruik.

Rob Overend's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:20 PM

Bring your teaching to life with animated videos to engage your students. Select from a bank of content or use your own. Could be great for reinforcing and inspiring. I might have to try one of these.

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Population Density

This talks about what population density is and why people live where they do.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/ . Make your...

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Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:46 AM

Excellent short video defining and explaining population density. 

Catherine Pearce's curator insight, October 23, 2014 6:35 PM

A nice straight forward presentation

Bradley Hunkins's curator insight, October 28, 2014 2:55 PM

Why do people live in the locations they do and how can we impact our enviroment

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10 Great iPad Apps for Creating Concept Maps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great iPad Apps for Creating Concept Maps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
After the list of the web based tools for concept mapping, we went ahead and compiled another list for iPad users. We have included the best apps out there for brainstorming and concept mapping which you can use on the go . We hope you like this selection and if you have other good suggestions to add to this list, please share with us in the comment form below. Enjoy

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, October 18, 2014 1:03 PM

Aligning teaching with Common Core

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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.

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I love using word clouds. They have so many great opportunities for learning. I've used them for brainstorming, spelling, art and presentations. 

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 16, 2014 6:03 PM

Word Clouds. Interesting. I like it. Something to have a play with :-)

online4ed's curator insight, October 16, 2014 11:48 PM
Love using this in research classes.
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Geography of Europe Games

Geography of Europe Games | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 18, 2015 5:49 PM

An absolutely great and fun way to learn and explore different geographic locations.  Anytime learning can be made fun or turned into a game is always a win-win.  I found myself screwing around with these mini games and before I knew it, 45 minutes had passed, and I was not as good at Geography as I thought I was.  I will be back to play/learn more!

Lena Minassian's curator insight, February 18, 2015 6:59 PM

This is an interesting way to learn geography in a more interactive way. This link provides many different games that allow you to not only play a game but learn while you do it! These games can test capitals, rivers, monarchies, countries, regions, peninsulas, battles, etc. All of these relate to Europe and can provide different learning techniques for anyone who is interested in them.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, December 7, 2015 12:05 PM

This Toporopa is a great interaction games for people who are interested in geography. Europe has a rich history dates back to colonial times and there are many interesting facts that a lot of people does not know about it. It is fun and entertaining way to train your brain and a great review to see what you know about the world.

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 11, 2015 11:57 AM

Some cost, so check them carefully.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 2015 1:57 AM

Pour les profs de langues.

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Google Drive for iOS CHEAT SHEET - Shake Up Learning

Google Drive for iOS CHEAT SHEET - Shake Up Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Google Drive Cheat Sheet for the iPad Going Google with the iPad? The Google Drive app has become quite a robust application. Here's a quick cheat sheet to guide you and your students. The Google...

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Malpere, Ana María's curator insight, November 3, 2014 1:03 PM

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Christine Maree McCa's curator insight, November 27, 2014 8:02 AM

Incorporating this into classroom practice to reduce paper trail!

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Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning

Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"As we employ the 1 to 1 experience, we need to ask two important questions. Is the 1 to 1 and the device about using technology, or is it about a more meaningful and engaging learning experience? Spending a day online for individual research can be a wonderful simple integration of technology experience, but might not be a true blended learning opportunity. Asking students to research and then collaborate with each other online in a collective experience takes this integration and provides more of a blended experience.

"The blended learning experience allows technology and the online experience to breakdown the traditional classroom allowing important transformation. One might wonder where on the spectrum of simple integration to blending learning a possible learning activity might be. I would like to share a lens of ten ideas that educators may wish to look at as they reflect on their 1 to 1 activity and classroom learning experiences that use technology . Sometimes it is just a simple tweak to bring out the wonderful possibilities of blended learning. Please feel free to read my ideas below that might allow you to use classroom technology to bring out a richer and blended learning experience."


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Malpere, Ana María's curator insight, November 3, 2014 1:03 PM

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 5, 2014 4:51 PM

Thanks to Jim Lerman for sharing this resourceful post by Michael Gorman on the topic of "Blended Learning".  

 

Recently I was traveling to a school district in western Kansas, along with a group of awesome education minds, to provide professional development.  It was during the drive west a close friend of mine brought up the topic of "Blended Learning" and how she planned to provide insight and engagement on the topic for her session.  We all agreed that one would probably find 8 or more differing definitions out of a group of 10 educators.  I just wish I had this article to share with her prior to the session.  The article does a nice job of breaking down and explaining "Blended Learning".  

David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 6, 2014 10:05 AM

Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards

Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

The place where you can easily convert a Google™ Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards


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Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:21 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 30, 2015 10:45 AM

Great resource for students.

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:46 PM

This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.

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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 2015 7:25 AM

Teacher Resource: For UG introduction to presentation tools

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Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes

Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Create and organize your courses, include video and audio, share PowerPoint and PDF, an integrated payment system, EDUonGo gives you everything you need launch and manage your online school.

 


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Akhtar Hameed Khan's curator insight, October 20, 2014 1:05 AM

Teaching young boys and girls to understand the principles of accounting in easy steps is my goal.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, December 23, 2014 4:39 PM

Mas tecnologia para una experiencia de aprendizaje cada vez mas global...

Harish Magan's comment, February 4, 2015 10:23 PM
nice courses
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GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.


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MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 8:57 AM

Every teacher should create a list of apps that work/don't work for their teaching purposes.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:28 AM

I really appreciate the early childhood apps. I'm gonna recommend them to my students' parents

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

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Gardner sets the record straight :)

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 21, 2014 6:25 PM

The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.


Gerald Carey's curator insight, October 23, 2014 2:40 AM

Gardner exquisitely and substantially cuts to pieces the concept of 'learning styles'. He describes teaching students whilst taking into account their learning styles as "without evidence' and 'not coherent'.

He also makes three suggestions to teachers. I'll let you read the article to find out.

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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.


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Online role playing is becoming a popular way of engaging students. Role playing allows students to step into a situation and work through solutions.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 24, 2014 2:27 AM

Good article on the use of Classcraft in the classroom!!

Adriane Caldeira Silva's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:31 AM

For oral practicing, for socialization, for changing the boring aspect of expository lessons, for improving your classes…

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Ten Chrome Extensions for Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

Ten Chrome Extensions for Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Although I am primarily a Safari user, I have been very impressed with the variety of extensions you can add to customize the Chrome web browser from Google. I have been experimenting with a number...

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Frances's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:18 AM

Universal Design tools

Mrs Blanchet's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:29 AM
TEN CHROME EXTENSIONS FOR ACCESSIBILITY AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING