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Teachers and students will find learning more engaging with the large assortment of free Web 2.0 tools.
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Infographic: Create a school makerspace in 3 easy steps

Infographic: Create a school makerspace in 3 easy steps | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
You don't have to have a big budget or a swanky space to create a student makerspace. Use these tips to create a makerspace in a classroom, library or even a closet.
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A great way to get started setting up your own makerspace. 

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Peggo - YouTube to MP3 Converter, Internet DVR

Convert your favorite YouTube videos and SoundCloud tracks to beautiful MP3s. Fast, free, and packed with great features. No registration required.
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eHighlighter- A Great iPad App for Taking and Annotating Notes Is Now Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

eHighlighter- A Great iPad App for Taking and Annotating Notes Is Now Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

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Just scan the book to make the citation for your paper.

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Finish, the to-do list for procrastinators: Available Now for iPhone

Finish, the to-do list for procrastinators: Available Now for iPhone | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

There’s scarcely a more satisfying feeling than checking off tasks in Finish. Just swipe over any task and tap the checkmark icon — the finality of good ol’ paper, but even simpler. There’s also a little surprise we’ll let you discover on your own. (Crank the volume on your iPhone, then try checking something off. Hint Hint.) Beyond just completing tasks, you can tap the Finish logo in the top bar to see what you’ve Finished. Your completed tasks are automatically archived there for easy reference.


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Created by a student. Wow

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A task/goal setting app created by a high school student to help keep himself on track.

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Infographic: Stop cheating in your classroom

Infographic: Stop cheating in your classroom | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
In many ways the digital age has made it easier for students to cheat. Fortunately, digital tools also help teachers stop student fraud at every turn. Here's a cheat sheet for preventing cheating in your classroom.
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ISTE put this together to help teachers cope with technology and its potential for new ways to cheat.

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Color Keying (Green/Blue Screen)

Color Keying (Green/Blue Screen) | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Color Keying (also known as chroma key, green screen or blue screen) is a special effect/post-production technique used to composite two...
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Let your students make some fun videos using green screen. 

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Rewordify.com | Understand what you read

Rewordify.com | Understand what you read | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you read more, understand better, learn new words, and teach more effectively.
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Insert your text and Rewordify will rewrite it for you changing the harder words to easier ones that mean the same thing making it easier to understand. 

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Best Common Core Apps and Websites for Teachers

Best Common Core Apps and Websites for Teachers | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Teaching the Common Core State Standards can be challenging: from lesson planning to instruction to assessment -- there’s a lot to learn and manage. Thankfully, there are apps and websites out there to make things easier; from calendaring to creating CCSS exit tickets and formative...
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Even if you aren't using Common Core standards, there are some very good sites listed. 

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10 Collaborative Mobile Apps For A Creative Classroom

10 Collaborative Mobile Apps For A Creative Classroom | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
This collaborative showcase includes a variety of activities that you can include in your classroom tomorrow, including QR codes, selfie projects and more.
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These apps can make your classroom more collaborative and easier on you. 

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Professional Development / GAFE Elementary School Lesson Plans

Professional Development / GAFE Elementary School Lesson Plans | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Google Apps for Education lesson plans for 1st through 5th grade. 

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Teachers Use Tech to Find Professional Development Solutions, Avoid Burnout

Teachers Use Tech to Find Professional Development Solutions, Avoid Burnout | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Reports of teacher burnout are on the rise, and many in K-12 see a lack of PD as a main cause for the high rate of newer teachers leaving the profession. Learn more.
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PD can be provided or teachers can find their own PLN.

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More Ideas for Badges in Professional Learning | Shake Up Learning

More Ideas for Badges in Professional Learning | Shake Up Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
  Pinterest Here’s an update on using badges in teacher professional development with new ideas and resources. Gamification with badges can be a great motivator for teachers and students! I posted in the fall on this concept, and it was one of the most popular posts ever! Thanks to my friends in Denton ISD for letting me share …
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More badges to go with ,"Take PD to the Next Level with Badges."

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Infographic: The student

Infographic: The student | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
If online shopping and selling aren’t part of your business and finance lessons, you’re doing your students a disservice. Here’s a printable infographic guide on safe online shopping for your classroom and a quick-and-dirty curriculum to teach students how to protect their financial and personal information online.
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Help your students and others learn how to shop online safely. 

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Agenda Doc: Send a Google Form and Create an Agenda

Agenda Doc: Send a Google Form and Create an Agenda | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
I have created an Add-On script that allows you to create a Google Form with the list of agenda items for a meeting and then merge the responses of participants to an editable Google Doc. I have no…
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Get responses for your agenda before the meeting using this add-on from Alice Keeler. 

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The 25 best education apps for connected classrooms - Daily Genius

The 25 best education apps for connected classrooms - Daily Genius | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Figuring out which tool is right for the job is something we all struggle with every day. Whether you’re a contractor, plumber, or teacher, there’s a lot of options to choose from. Teachers managing connected classrooms have it quite rough, though. There’s an embarassment of riches when it comes to apps, web tools, and digital …

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There may be an app or two here you have not used before.

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Magisto - Magical Video Editor

Magisto - Magical Video Editor | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Automatically turn videos and photos into beautifully edited movies.

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Be sure to check the Terms of Service if you plan to ask students to make accounts. 

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3 Free Google Virtual Reality Tools for Learning

3 Free Google Virtual Reality Tools for Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
By Tatyana Dvorkin It’s difficult to get through a day without using Google for something, whether you’re lost in an unfamiliar area, chatting with a friend, or in a heated argument about exactly which actor was just nominated for an Oscar.
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Online Diagram Software to draw Flowcharts, UML & more | Creately

Online Diagram Software to draw Flowcharts, UML & more | Creately | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Easily draw diagrams online using Creately’s online diagramming tool. Diagram software packed with templates and features
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No registration required.

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Organizing Research with Diigo Outliner – From Beth Holland

Organizing Research with Diigo Outliner – From Beth Holland | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. I have been a huge fan of Diigo for quite some time. Unlike other social bookmarking sites, Diigo allows me to save links from any device, …
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Helpful ideas for using Diigo with students. 

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Public Domain Images

Public Domain Images | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Public domain images, royalty free stock photos. Pictures free of copyrights for personal and commercial use.
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Copyright free pictures for use by students in their projects.

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Chromebook keyboard shortcuts - Chromebook Help

Chromebook keyboard shortcuts - Chromebook Help | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keyboard strokes and clicks that you can use to do things, like taking a screenshot or opening a new window.
See the tables below for a list of shortcuts. If yo
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These shortcuts can save you tons of time. Try a few of them. 

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Dotstorming

Dotstorming | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Real time brainstorming and dot voting
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Create a board, invite others, add ideas and then vote on the ideas you like best. Collaborate and vote. 

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Minecraft Story Mode for Gaming in Education

Minecraft Story Mode for Gaming in Education | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Minecraft is a virtual environment that has taken educa…
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Students love Minecraft. It can be used within several different subject areas. 

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Take PD to the Next Level with Badges - Gamify Professional Learning

Take PD to the Next Level with Badges - Gamify Professional Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Gamification and the use of badges is nothing new, and many of us have found ways to use these in adult learning and professional development. In my experience, teachers love badges! Through this program, teachers are rewarded for stepping outside their comfort zones with fun badges to display outside their classroom door.
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I agree. Teachers love badges, too. 

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