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Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions

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Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.
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5 levers that can unlock smarter demand for education technology

5 levers that can unlock smarter demand for education technology | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
When procurement decisions focus too heavily on inputs like enrolling students in online courses or filling tutoring time, it’s hardly surprising to find tools merely providing cheaper seat-time-based learning models. Pockets of the market, such as credit recovery, have largely fallen victim to this trend. Moreover, even if schools want to focus on learning outcomes, they may be purchasing tools blindly when little to no efficacy data exists to inform their decisions.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 29, 8:57 PM

EDtech promise and possibility... how to bridge the gaps.

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Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Elementary Classroom - Getting Smart

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Computer science education is not a new field. Much of what we know about the pedagogy and content for elementary students comes from Seymour Papert’s research on teaching elementary students to code back in the 1970’s and 80’s. But, as we shift from labs and one-off classrooms to a broad expansion for all students in every classroom K-12, we are seeing changes to how computer science is taught. This means we are working in a rapidly evolving field (insert metaphor of building a plane while flying it). Over time, we have gone from a focus on coding (often in isolation) to a more broad idea of computer science as a whole, and now to the refined idea of computational thinking as a foundational understanding for all students.

Pause. You may be asking, “But wait, what’s computational thinking again?” In her book Coding as a Playground, Marina Umaschi Bers explained: “The notion of computational thinking encompasses a broad set of analytic and problem-solving skills, dispositions, habits, and approaches most often used in computer science, but that can serve everyone.” More simply, you can think of computational thinking as the thought processes involved in using algorithms to solve problems. Sheena Vaidyanathan writes some good articles explaining the differences between computer science, coding, and computational thinking here and here.

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Video Maker - Make Videos Online for Free

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Make a video online for free with the video maker & animation maker at Biteable.com. Create presentations, explainers, infographics, ads, intros and more!
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Using Fake Text Messages to Create Learning Activities

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iFake Text Message is a great tool for creating authentic looking materials to engage students and shift materials design into a genre that’s both relevant and familiar. The tool enables you to create a screen image of a text conversation.

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ducky58's curator insight, February 23, 3:30 AM
Se volete far scambiare ai vostri alunni  finti sms tra personaggi famosi e non. (in inglese)
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 23, 4:04 AM
Good tool to enrich transmedia narrative, or mixed storytelling... where we can recreate dialogues produced in mobile environments...make sure your students make a good use!!
Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, February 25, 10:08 PM

This blog post has a collection of ideas to engage and motivate learners through the use of fake text messages.

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Kapwing - The Online Video Editor

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Kapwing is a modern editor for videos, GIFs, and images. Try our free meme maker, resizer, subtitle maker, filters, and more!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 7, 1:24 AM

This is a fantastic browser based video editing tool that allows you to do a variety of things including adding subtitles to your videos. Really easy to use and free.

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Cikumas - A Free LMS Designed By Students

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Alexander Degenhardt and Noah Liebherr, developed Cikumas due to the frustrations they felt in their classroom. Although they experienced multiple online solutions as learners, they didn’t feel that these catered to the needs of students, so they took the opportunity to create their own solution.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 6, 2:03 AM

This is my review of a great free LMS designed by two students.

Greg Quinlivan's curator insight, February 7, 12:29 AM
This looks very promising, and the price is right for teachers without funding sources. It seems more intuitive in its layout and offers a broad range of assignment types.
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Symbaloo

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Access your bookmarks and online favorites with Symbaloo. A free social bookmarking service in the cloud. Pro versions available for business & education
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Story Wars - Writing stories together

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Collaborative writing - done differently. Unleash your creativity with us.
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Sugarcane: Create and play your own educational games

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Sugarcane is a free website for learning through educational games. Discover and play games others have made, create games of your own, and share them with the world.
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Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects

Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Thingiverse is a universe of things. Download our files and build them with your lasercutter, 3D printer, or CNC.
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TweetBeam

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A unique visualization of live Twitter updates. Capture the feeling of an event with a TweetBeam Twitter Wall.
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BigHugeLabs: Do fun stuff with your photos

BigHugeLabs: Do fun stuff with your photos | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Do fun stuff with your digital photos. Create and print personalized motivational posters, calendars, movie posters, magazine covers, badges, mosaics, collages, and a lot more! Buy custom printed calendars, posters, and gifts.
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Google Templates for Students (Updated)

Google Templates for Students (Updated) | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Looking for a template to get your students started on a project? We’ve found some great Google Docs and Slides templates to use as they are or change up to match your classroom.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 21, 2:59 PM

Something for everybody:

Templates are organized under the following headings:

Cross-curricular resources

Elementary Templates

English/Language Arts

Mathematics

Templates for Science/Social Studies

bostmag's curator insight, March 24, 7:37 PM

Something for everybody:

Templates are organized under the following headings:

Cross-curricular resources

Elementary Templates

English/Language Arts

Mathematics

Templates for Science/Social Studies

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Zanifesto - A free infograohics creator

Zanifesto - A free infograohics creator | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Create custom infographics with our affordable and free graphics builder.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, March 18, 4:18 PM
This might be interesting to try. Anything that helps develop infographics in a quick manner is useful.
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 19, 3:32 AM
Because infographics is also a way to display your mindmap
Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 22, 10:19 PM
Web based Infographic builder that seems well set up, and at the moment is free to use.  
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Free Hands-on STEM Lesson Plans and Projects - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne

Free Hands-on STEM Lesson Plans and Projects - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it

Microsoft's Hacking STEM Library is divided into activities that take multiple days to complete and activities that can be completed in one day. All of the activities in the Hacking STEM Library include detailed directions, materials lists including places to acquire materials, and lesson objectives. The homemade wave machine project is an example of a one-day project. This lesson on harnessing electricity to communicate is an example of a multiple day project.

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Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to the Use of Educational Technology

Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to the Use of Educational Technology | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it

Putting the technology into the hands of students and helping them to understand how to use it in a way that leads to their own self-actualisation can also be a perfectly legitimate goal in itself. If we do this though, we should be sure that the technology we teach students about has genuine functionality for them outside of the classroom and measuring this against Maslow’s hierarchy is a good way to do this.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 6, 8:15 AM

A short text with an interactive presentation at the end.

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
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HyperSay - Live presentations for connected audiences!

HyperSay - Live presentations for connected audiences! | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it

Hypersay increases student participation by turning powerpoint-based classes into connected sessions. Students use their devices to answer real-time quizzes, access shared content, ask questions and take notes. 

All in one package, completely free.

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Instantly access 25,000 high-quality books for kids

Instantly access 25,000 high-quality books for kids | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The only kids' eBook subscription service that offers thousands of high-quality books from well known publishers like HarperCollins, National Geographic and others.
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Storify - Create stories using social media

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Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple, beautiful stories that can be embedded anywhere.
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Design Make Teach

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Tips, techniques, tutorials and lessons for integrating digital fabrication in the classroom.
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DBinbox.com: easily receive files

DBinbox.com: easily receive files | Tech Tools and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
DBinbox is perfect for collecting client documents, gathering wedding photos and videos, or receiving files too big to send over email.
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