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Educational Technology Guy: Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome gets updated with some useful features

Educational Technology Guy: Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome gets updated with some useful features | Tech Tools to Try | Scoop.it
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The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics

The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics | Tech Tools to Try | Scoop.it
It's not good enough anymore to simply graph data using Excel or Numbers. These free tools will visualize your data in a way that'll make your presentations look uber-professional and kick your website up a few notches.

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ifttt / About ifttt

ifttt / About ifttt | Tech Tools to Try | Scoop.it

Put the internet to work for you by creating tasks that fit this simple structure:
if this then that
Think of all the things you could do if you were able to define any task as: when something happens (this) then do something else (that).

Triggers
if this then that
The this part of a task is the Trigger. Some example Triggers are "I'm tagged in a photo on Facebook" or "I tweet on Twitter."

Actions
if this then that
The that part of a task is the Action. Some example Actions are "send me a text message" or "create a status message on Facebook."

Channels
Triggers and Actions come from Channels. Channels are the unique services and devices you use every day. 

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iPads in Schools - LiveBinder

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Resources for using iPads in schools....

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Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Tools And Resources For Creating Infographics

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These really are a great way to visualize data. And believe it or not, you don't have to be a graphic designer to create them. All it takes is some data you want to visualize and knowing where to go to create them.

Here are a few of my favorite sites and tools to use when creating infographics.

Wordle: 

Visual.ly: 

Stat Silk: 

Creately: 

Google Public Data Explorer: 

 

Aviary Phoenix-Once you gather your images, charts and graphics, you are going to need a way to put them together.  A very powerful, browser-based, image editing program, you can import images and create many layers to produce the infographic of your dreams. 

Kathy Schrock has an entire webiste dedicated to using infographics in the classroom. She has gathered a ton of apps, sites, lessons and ideas. It's definitely worth checking out.

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