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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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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


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Most of these have a small cost, but most teachers think they are worth it.

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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:09 PM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

Jodi Griffin's curator insight, June 29, 2017 3:58 PM

Ed. apps for reading comp

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22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic

22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
For many teachers that I’ve spoken with recently, back to school is a stressful time. Not only because of the inherent stresses, but because many take the opportunity of a new year and a clean slate to try out some new things. We’ve been trying to bring you a lot of handy tips and tricksthis month for you to fill your educational toolkit, and this handy Google+ cheat sheet fits right in with helping you understand some of the ins and outs of Google+ by offering up some of the most useful Google+ shortcuts you’ve ever seen. From explaining things users commonly want to do to keyboard shortcuts, you’re sure to find something here that you didn’t know before! Keep reading to learn more.

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Andy Kenworthy's comment, August 26, 2013 6:21 AM
I really need to explore google and its capabilities more
Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:31 AM

Useful - especially as Google+ becomes a more popular network

Naomi Monson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:23 PM

Great infograph to help you with using Google!

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A Visual Guide For Teachers New To Apple iPads - Edudemic

A Visual Guide For Teachers New To Apple iPads - Edudemic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
What should teachers new to Apple iPads do when they first get the device? Here's an orientation guide that will hopefully help out!

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:46 PM

Let's start from the beginning...

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Current Events, News Bites, Cool Features, and Fun Stories -- National Geographic Kids

Current Events, News Bites, Cool Features, and Fun Stories -- National Geographic Kids | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Read stories and latest current events about animals, nature, the environment, space, and more from National Geographic Kids.
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Informational text for elementary or early middle school students

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Comment on, edit, and fill PDF files, Word documents, images and more | Crocodoc

Comment on, edit, and fill PDF files, Word documents, images and more | Crocodoc | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Comment on, edit, and fill out PDFs, Word documents, images and more. Highlight text and add comments using our free online document annotator.

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It lets you embed your document, too.

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Laura Spencer's curator insight, August 21, 2013 2:19 PM

Built with HTML5 so it works on an iPad.

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Activate Instruction | A free tool to personalize learning

Activate Instruction | A free tool to personalize learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Free online curriculum aligned to the Common Core. It is very easy to search by standards for resources to use with your students. You can arrange these resources into playlists for the students to use.

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Evergram

Evergram | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Evergram is a keepsake album of personal video, audio, and text messages; created by friends & family; and delivered on special occassions.

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Don't forget teacher appreciation.What about getting parents to make one to encourage their student? Maybe classes could make boards to help English Language Learners.

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Learning and Living in the Online World

Learning and Living in the Online World | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Tips, tricks and tutorials for the technology you use everyday
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They are always adding new tutorials, tips or tricks for using Office products, web 2.0 sites, etc.

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170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids

170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
All my favorite ebooks! Some of the ebooks are from YouTube. I use Safeshare to remove the ads and suggested videos from YouTube. Read more about Safeshare.tv here. The newest e-book webmix: Ebook ...
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There is one on National Geographic Young Explorers I know students will enjoy.

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The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- Campus Technology

The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- Campus Technology | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
If you're committed to shifting your curriculum to e-textbooks, consider trying free first. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost your students a dime.
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Project Gutenberg is one of my favorite sites. It has so many titles to offer and allows you to download in various formats.

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2010+ Free Powerpoint Templates PPT and Free PowerPoint Backgrounds

FPPT offers free most rated business Power Point templates, PowerPoint background, engineering and medical powerpoint designs, nature PPT and abstract PowerPoint templates
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There are hundreds here for education as well.

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HTML5 Maker - Create HTML5 Animation

HTML5 Maker - Create HTML5 Animation | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

HTML5 Maker is an online service/tool for creating animated, interactive content using HTML, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. It's very easy to use and at the same time it can help you achieving extremely good results. Along with being able to create animation, presentation and slideshows we provide you with a way to host your work/projects on the cloud.


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Baiba Svenca's comment, August 16, 2013 7:12 AM
Variety is always welcome!
AnnaB's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:27 AM

add your insight...

 

 
Mike Carrington's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:51 PM

Love to learn to use this - and also wish that our IT department would install Chrome or Firefox so that we can use html5 properly.

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25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College

25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Dude. College isn't exactly a walk in the park. Thankfully, these 25 apps will help make your experience a little easier.

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I couldn't get the link to work so here it is again: http://mashable.com/2013/08/08/apps-for-college/ . You will like the Easy Bib app. It works like magic.
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J A Jones's curator insight, August 14, 2013 4:43 PM

This selection of reference, productivity and time management tools are a basis for students heading to college.

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10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn - Teachers With Apps

10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn - Teachers With Apps | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

"For all of the analyses of academics, learning models, curriculum, 21st century thinking, assessment, project-based learning, self-directed learning, social media integration, iPads and related technology, and other emerging trends, how students learn is why we’re all here, yes?"


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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, August 26, 2013 8:13 AM

Apps for teachers

Denise Mewett's comment, August 27, 2013 7:06 AM
Need to read!
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:34 AM

Apps for achieving creative products 

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Data Visualization & Information Design: One Learner's Perspective

This is my first slide deck designed to share. It reflects a summary and applied practice of some basic lessons learned about data visualization and information

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Teachers, please take a few minutes to see these slides.

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, August 26, 2013 10:18 AM
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The author Sheila B. Robinson has put together her ideas about planning and designing a PowerPoint presentation with the focus on education. This slideshow is like another lesson in mastering PowerPoint presentation skills.

Linda Allen's comment, August 26, 2013 1:42 PM
Excellent advice and steps to follow for enticing presentations.
Linda Allen's comment, August 26, 2013 1:42 PM
Excellent advice and steps to follow for enticing presentations.
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DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more!

DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
DOGO News has fun articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, games and the DOGO news map for kids! Add your comments, read reviews of cool websites, and more!
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Informational text for elementary to middle grades.

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SNN - Student News Net

Aug. 23, 2013 – On this day in 1785, Oliver Hazard Perry was born in Rhode Island. And on this day in 1819, he died of yellow fever on a ship near Trinidad after completing a diplomatic mission to South America.
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A resource for informational text for use with the Common Core standards.

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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators

19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

At the following list you will find 19 Free Text to Speech tools that your students' will appreciate. Some of them you have to install and some you will install on your browser. The most awesome about these tools is that are FREE!


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Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 4:31 AM
The link does't work!
Lee Hall's comment, August 23, 2013 9:15 AM
I don't know why that one doesn't work anymore try this link: http://elearningindustry.com/19-free-text-to-speech-tools-educators-tts-teachers
Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 5:38 PM
Now it works, thanks!
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Places for Students to Find Public Domain Images

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Places for Students to Find Public Domain Images | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Help your students realize they shouldn't take others photos without permission. These sites help them find photos they can use.

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CC Search

CC Search | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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This site lets you search for images, music, videos, etc that have been published under this CC licenses that you can use with your students.

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5 Free Sites for Learning How to Type

5 Free Sites for Learning How to Type | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Improve your computer skills by learning how to type with these free online resources.
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More and more students need to know how to type.

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The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S.

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Interesting map to help children see different keys and how to read and understand them.

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Chirbit - Record, Upload and Share Audio Easily - Social Audio

Share audio on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. Embed your audio or voice anywhere online. Upload mp3, wav, aiff or any other format via web or smartphone.
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This is an easy way to put an audio file into a QR code too.

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6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

"Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.

That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning." Terry Heick

 
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:20 AM

This has been cross posted in Innovation and in the Agile Learning curation stream, with over 250 comments.  It has garnered quite the attention this past month!  


~  Deb

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 2, 2015 6:07 AM

Intéressant de voir des initiatives l'un à côté de l'autre. Un bon résumé de quelques possibilités.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 3, 2015 5:48 AM

Thanks!

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A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
There are some big DOs and DON'Ts if you're on the receiving end of an iPad in the classroom. This is a guide for teachers to save time and trouble.
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If you just got an iPad, you will want to read this article and if you have had one you will want to read this article to see if you need to rethink what you have been doing with yours. :)

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