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Fun Games with S.T.E.M. Games for Kids - Building blocks

Today we are doing a S.T.E.M. activity. S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. For this activity we will need 1

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, January 23, 2017 4:45 PM
Good ideas.  Start them young with STEM activities. 
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:: Storyline :: Narrative app for groups

:: Storyline :: Narrative app for groups | Technology | Scoop.it

We capture special moments in our lives everyday. But often, these memories get lost deep within chat conversations or the camera roll of our smartphones. With Storyline, you can collaboratively create and share memories together with ease.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 31, 2017 2:31 AM
Good possibilities in storytelling!!! Worth a try. Collaborative narrative is a powerful methodology.
Francisco González's comment, January 31, 2017 12:48 PM
Only available for iOS, not Android version yet. :(
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50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016

50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 | Technology | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016? That's
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 21, 2017 10:11 PM

Good stuff! 

Patryk Kaźmierski's curator insight, January 25, 2017 5:34 AM

50 najlepszych aplikacji edukacyjnych na smartfony.

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Ultimate List of Free Content Creation Tools & Resources

Ultimate List of Free Content Creation Tools & Resources | Technology | Scoop.it

While other parts of business and marketing are becoming increasingly automated, content creation is still a very manual job.


That being said, there are plenty of tools out there to make creating content much easier.


Below, you'll find a list of 36 fantastic tools and resources to help you research, write, edit, and design content more easily.


(You'll notice there are a lot of design tools in here -- that's because visual content is often the part of the content creation process where people get the most nervous and frustrated. So don't worry, we've got a ton in there for you.)...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 21, 2016 10:52 AM

Make content creation easier (and more fun) with these 35 free tools and resources from Lindsay Kolowich at HubSpot. I thought I knew all the tools but she's updated the list and you'll find several social media tools you didn't know before. Christmas comes early. Highly recommended! 11/10. ;-)

Mike McCallister's curator insight, December 22, 2016 10:59 AM

I use several of these tools regularly, and can recommend every one of them. I suspect I'll be investigating some of the visual/design options heading into the new year. Use this list to expand your reach in 2017!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 19, 2017 5:06 AM
Ultimate List of Free Content Creation Tools & Resources
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My Favorite Video Creation iPad Apps for Elementary School - iPad Apps 4 School @rmbyrne 

My Favorite Video Creation iPad Apps for Elementary School - iPad Apps 4 School @rmbyrne  | Technology | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating videos in elementary school there are some qualities needed in an iPad app that aren’t needed in apps for older students. For example, it’s helpful to not require that students register to use the app. It’s also nice if the app has a child-friendly interface. The following three apps have those qualities and more.

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Online Tools and Resources for Teaching Young Learners

This is the slidedeck from the workshop I delivered for the British Council 'Technologies and Classrooms' summer school for teachers in Lithuania in June 2016.…

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 3, 2016 2:14 AM

My slidedeck from the 'Technologies and Classrooms' teacher training summer school in Lithuania. You can click through from the slides to the websites.

Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 4, 2016 4:22 AM

The presentation from my workshop in Lithuania.

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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Karen Mensing

Teaching is both a science and an art, and many teachers around the world spend endless hours perfecting their professional practice. At TEDActive 2013, a few teachers from the United States offer some tricks of the trade they've learned (and continue to hone) along the way.

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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, October 14, 2016 11:38 AM
Hemos trabajado mucho con códigos para realidad aumentada como Zappar, pero no hay que olvidar los códigos QR. Aquí una charla sobre su uso en educación. #tecedu
GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 2016 1:55 PM

I am so proud of my GTAWA sweet friend Karen here! AND also honored and proud she used my QR Code tree in her preso! GREAT TEdX Video!

Gina Minks's curator insight, October 23, 2016 10:44 PM
How can you increase patron engagement with QR codes?
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100+ iOS Apps and ideas for the classroom

100+ iOS Apps and ideas for the classroom | Technology | Scoop.it
Thanks to my amazing PLN there are now more than 100 different responses (with far more than 100 ideas) on iOS Apps and ideas for their use added to the wall, in under 24 hours.

Quite frankly, teachers rock.

Thank you so much for sharing.

To share the responses more widely I have embedded the wall below. I hope you find the ideas useful!

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Sphero Bocce Ball Coding Game — All for the Boys

Sphero Bocce Ball Coding Game — All for the Boys | Technology | Scoop.it

"This game was inspired by one we saw in the SPRK Lightning Lab (though I didn’t save it and couldn’t find it on a quick search). The Lightning Lab has so many awesome ideas (programs and activities). We love scrolling through them to find things to do.


For this game you’ll need a target. I made this printable which is 4 sheets of paper stapled together (I forgot to set my printer as being full bleed (no margins) but was fine with how this looked. You could always trim the margins if you printer prints them."


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Lilydale High School's curator insight, November 26, 2016 4:23 PM
Sphere game - coding.
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How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files | Technology | Scoop.it
Recycle Bin recovery seems quite difficult to us if the Recycle Bin is emptied or the files are further deleted from it; however, it is not the case.

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20 Free Educational Tools: Videos, Guides, and Printables!

20 Free Educational Tools: Videos, Guides, and Printables! | Technology | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of 20 free educational tools for teachers. Educators everywhere can find free teaching resources for all subjects and grade levels!

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 10, 2016 3:40 PM
Some helpful tools here. 
Lilydale High School's curator insight, January 7, 2017 7:54 PM
Educational tools for teachers.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 9, 2017 6:23 PM
C'est une liste de sites anglophones pour l'enseignement.
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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | Technology | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 27, 2016 6:18 PM
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Useful tools. 
 
Andrew 's curator insight, May 6, 2016 9:48 AM
Teachers are always looking for an easy way to convert, here is the answer
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 2016 3:29 PM
Un article pas très utile pour le prof, mais il faut savoir que cela existe.
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6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning | Technology | Scoop.it
PBL can allow for effective differentiation in assessment as well as daily management and instruction. PBL experts will tell you this, but I often hear teachers ask for real examples, specifics to help them contextualize what it "looks like" in the classroom. We all need to try out specific ideas and strategies to get our brains working in a different context. Here are some specific differentiation strategies to use during a PBL project.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 12, 2016 1:52 AM

Some useful tips.

Aleta Chowfin's curator insight, April 15, 2016 7:37 PM
Learning design is turning into a pretty measurable art form.
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BBC offers free 360 Video from around the world - via Class Tech Tips

BBC offers free 360 Video from around the world - via Class Tech Tips | Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for a clip to send home to students or want to connect a video link for a QR code scavenger hunt? Educational 360 videos are worth exploring!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 31, 2017 3:37 PM
Bonne idée !
Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 2, 2017 4:55 PM
Includes a link to free starter guide, for those wishing to explore how they might use this attention grabbing format with students.
António Maneira's curator insight, February 5, 2017 10:31 AM
New Media New ways of telling stories! New Learning approach!
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6 Creative Ways to Use the new Jumble Feature on Kahoot Teaching with iPad 

6 Creative Ways to Use the new Jumble Feature on Kahoot Teaching with iPad  | Technology | Scoop.it
Many of you are already playing Kahoot, a wildly popular assessment game using any device plus a projector in your classroom. I wrote this post two (!) years ago about how all students would love Kahoot. There are now over 13.9 MILLION public Kahoots created! Very recently, the makers of Kahoot have recently come up with another game within Kahoot called Jumble.

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Country Mouse and City Mouse - Interactive iPad Story

Country Mouse and City Mouse - Interactive iPad Story | Technology | Scoop.it
McGraw Hill has put the classic Country Mouse and City Mouse into an interactive format for iPads. The Country Mouse and City Mouse iPad app gives students the option of having the story read to them or to read the story to themselves. Each page in the story includes a simple animation. Students can make the mice in the story move around by touching them on their iPads.

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8 Apps That Should Be On Your Mobile Device in 2017

8 Apps That Should Be On Your Mobile Device in 2017 | Technology | Scoop.it
Quite often, we find ourselves focusing on what we can do in our classrooms while using our Chromebooks.  I’ve even heard once or twice technology in terms of “Classroom” and “Mobile” technology.  This, of course, brings up the question, “Why not think of classroom technology AND mobile apps in the same sentence?” Today, lets take a look at 8 great apps that should be found in your mobile classroom in 2017.

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7 Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator - Class Tech Tips

7 Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator - Class Tech Tips | Technology | Scoop.it
Check out this list of my favorites! One great aspect of Book Creator is how users can easily integrate media they've created in other apps.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, July 13, 2016 3:40 PM
Pourquoi ne pas créer un e-book. Les avantages sont multiples par rapport à des syllabi classiques.
Anadelia Garcia's curator insight, July 1, 1:57 AM
Here are 7 favorite apps to use to Book create.  This is a great tool to teach our children.
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How to Do Adaptive Learning Right

How to Do Adaptive Learning Right | Technology | Scoop.it
Technologists who have built successful systems in other domains—and who frequently view education as just another market in which to apply their expertise—often doom their project to fail at the start, by adopting a narrow and outdated educational model.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 5, 2016 1:08 AM

Interesting article that really points out the failings of the edtech community. Some interesting insights.

John O'Connor's curator insight, July 12, 2016 6:32 PM
Adaptive learning
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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News)

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News) | Technology | Scoop.it
To ban or not to ban, that is always the question when it comes to personal devices in the classroom. But rather than fight this uphill battle (Generation Alpha is forecasted to be more technological than any previous), let's figure out how to leverage these little machines. If used intentionally, m

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, November 2, 2016 12:07 PM
With effective monitoring, mobile devices can be integrated into courses and classroom time
Yeison Ossa Trejos's curator insight, November 2, 2016 12:45 PM
From my point of view, personal devices such cell phones, tablets, ipads, among others, can be a huge risk if we allow students to use them in the classroom. However, it is also true that we as teachers should try to find useful ways to incorporate these potential resources into our lessons if we want to increase learner involvement and motivation while at the same time improving time management, teacher-student interaction, meaningful learning and real-time provision of feedback. 

All these educational factors can be simultaneously addressed if teachers take some time to do a little research on the web to find out the countless activities that digital devices allow them to perform along with your students both in and outside the classroom. 
Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, December 4, 2016 6:07 PM
One of the most common expressions that I use to listen to nowadays is "put your cellphone away". Many teacher deal in their daily basis with students distracted by their phones and most of time they take desperate actions towards this situations which leads to a rough environment and affects the atmosphere of the classroom. In fact, one need we have in this current days is that of creating students perception towards the use of this devices which is not  a short way to walk but neither impossible. Providing the conditions and raising awareness about other possible uses into the classroom as well as raising curiosity to what is happening in the classroom will increase the possibilities of obtaining better behaviors in terms of technology. Our task then is to start thinking of strategies to implement since the very basis of the students academic life.
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The Fifty Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016

The Fifty Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016 | Technology | Scoop.it
As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,600 regularly updated lists now.  You can see them all here.
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Ginger Jewell's curator insight, November 23, 2016 8:49 AM
I always find something new on this list
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7 examples of great technology for English learners

7 examples of great technology for English learners | Technology | Scoop.it
Teaching and learning has changed in many ways over the past two decades. The use of technology to encourage and explore learning is not a new thing and there is now a lot of technology available to second language learners.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 19, 2016 3:09 AM

Some useful examples.

Danielarv's curator insight, November 19, 2016 3:19 PM
In this article you find 7 online tools which can help you to improve your English level. The first online tool is second life which offers learners the chance to connect and collaborate with classmates and teachers out of class. The second is Minecraft which is a commercial game that can motivate the students to learn through the game. The third is the digital art in which learners could draw, paint or manipulate a photograph and then describe to family, friends or classmates what they did and what their image means to them. If you want to know more about this, just give click on it.
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A Collection of Some Very Good iPad Apps for Creating Story Books in Class

A Collection of Some Very Good iPad Apps for Creating Story Books in Class | Technology | Scoop.it
A great way to engage students in productive literacy practices is to provide them with the tools and opportunities to help them compose and narrate stories through the use of  a mixture of multimedia materials that include pictures, text, audio, and video. Besides enhancing their writing skills, this form of composition helps them express themselves multimodally and develop complex ways  of communicating their ideas. In the list below, we are sharing with you a sampler of some of the best apps students can use on their iPads to create beautiful story books. Most of these apps are ideal for all grades from elementary to high school.

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VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations

VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations | Technology | Scoop.it
VoiceThread is an excellent online tool that promotes meaningful conversation through the use of visual prompts such as video clips, images, graphs, and more. This article gives step-by-step instructions to help educators create VoiceThreads that will engage students and stimulate thoughtful dialogue and collaboration.

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Melanie Cole's curator insight, May 27, 2016 10:37 PM

Another tool that is just a bit more exciting than the standard PowerPoint presentation.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 7, 2016 10:42 AM

VoiceThread is still around and still great.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 15, 2016 9:48 PM
We use Voice Thread at my institution. It's a great tool for bringing life to discussion boards. 
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Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge

Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge | Technology | Scoop.it
Greetings and welcome to “Tech It Up Tuesday”, a weekly series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. This week features an ex…

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WEAC's curator insight, April 28, 2016 9:51 AM

"With a myriad of web tools and apps available to teachers, it’s sometimes mind-boggling trying to identify which are the most effective for the classroom. But if you’re looking for some innovative ways to showcase student work, here’s an awesome visual collection of resources spanning 11 categories—audio recordings, collages, comics, posters, slides, digital books, narrated slideshows, movies, animations, screen casts and study aids—to help get you started!"

Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 2016 10:26 PM

I would like the concept of using ICT to showcase students work in a more engaging way - I think this would be a valuable addition to the 'mini-unit'