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Inspiring Teachers - Tips - Great Active Learning Strategies

Inspiring Teachers - Tips - Great Active Learning Strategies | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
A great piece which outlines some excellent active learning strategies that we could all use in our classroom

Inspiring Teachers is a teacher-created organization with free online resources including teaching tips, articles, and providing practical user-friendly resources for busy teachers.
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dizzy.js - nonlinear presenting

dizzy.js - nonlinear presenting | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
This is a nonflash based version of Prezi. Not as pretty but the same basic functionality. Not being flash based means that it should run on your iPad
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Skype Launches Platform To Connect Teachers

Skype Launches Platform To Connect Teachers | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Skype has launched a free online platform aimed at connecting teachers with other educators and classrooms around the globe.
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A Dummies Guide to QR codes

A Dummies Guide to QR codes | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Would be very useful for giving pupils links to further reading, especially if you use iPads in your classroom
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Record your voice notes and share them instantly | TinyVox

Record your voice notes and share them instantly | TinyVox | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
A useful app if you use social networks in your classes. Allows you and your pupils to communicate verbally by leaving voice updates instead of text ones
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Digital Literacy: Professional Development Resource | futurelab

Digital Literacy: Professional Development Resource | futurelab | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
A great professional development resource which focuses on what digital literacy is and how to teach it.
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Matt Damon's headliner speech at the Save Our Schools March in DC, 7/30/2011

A great speach by Matt Damon (studied English in Harvard University). It really shows me how important education is but also that it needs to change its focus.
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How Much Information Do We Give Away Every Day Online?

How Much Information Do We Give Away Every Day Online? | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Online privacy... it's an issue we are all, or least should be, very concerned about. But I don't think most of us realize just how much information we give away every single day.


We're online all the time... or so it seems. We all search to our heart's content. We make purchases online, do our banking online, many of us for all intents and purposes live... online...
Via Martin Gysler, Judy O'Connell
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The Art of Education: 5 Components of an Open House Culture

The Art of Education: 5 Components of an Open House Culture | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Technology has a role to play in helping to create an Open House Culture in your classroom and department
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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

This is a brilliant video about education today and it really illustrates my philosophy of education (for the most part)

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert.
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Thinkuknow - home

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Another great online safety resource to aid you and your students

Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P and other forms of technology like mobiles.
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Update: MediaSlate Pro (Business) | iPad Apps

Update: MediaSlate Pro (Business) | iPad Apps | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
MediaSlate Pro 1.0.1 Device: iOS iPad Only Category: Business Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0.0 -> 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: Turn your iPad into an informative and interactive whiteboard with MediaSlate Pro.
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How to Set Up and Use Edu.Glogster.com

Edu.glogster.com is a free Web 2.0 software where students can create an electronic posterboard with premade graphics, decorated textboxes and animations.
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New technology yet we tread the same old path

New technology yet we tread the same old path | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
This shows that there are the same issues worldwide
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7 Learning Models for Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning Blog

Not exactly 7 learning models but they are 7 strategies that mobile learning can facilitate with your classes
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DropVox | Record and Upload Voice Memos to Dropbox

This app is an easy way to record your thoughts and reflections so that you can listen to them anywhere

DropVox is a recording app for iOS devices that lets you easily record and upload voice memos to dropbox.com online storage.
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Using an iPad as a Document Camera

Is there anything an iPad can't be used for?

Lainie Rowell shows us how to use an iPad as a document camera. So obvious and genius!
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TeachersFirst: The web resource by teachers, for teachers

TeachersFirst: The web resource by teachers, for teachers | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
This website is full of great resources for teachers!
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ChartTool - create nice looking charts with Image Charts!

ChartTool - create nice looking charts with Image Charts! | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Another product from google. Could expand to include more types of charts in the future
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Think B4U Click

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A useful 10 lesson programme (including lesson plans) to teach students about online safety and responsibility
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Key Factor: Time Spent With Students | The Wejr Board

Key Factor: Time Spent With Students | The Wejr Board | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
A very heart felt blog post about teacher/stduent relationships. It is for this reason I try to coach sports teams in school as much as possible.
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10 Strategies for saving a lesson that’s going badly wrong | The Creative Education Blog

10 Strategies for saving a lesson that’s going badly wrong | The Creative Education Blog | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Lessons can go wrong for a wide variety of reasons. Here are ten strategies for rescuing them!
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