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A New Tool for Turning Webpages Into Whiteboards

A New Tool for Turning Webpages Into Whiteboards | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

July, 2015
Here is a new interesting tool for teachers. Whiteboard , we discovered via Stephen Gale, is a Chrome app that enables you to draw on top of webpages...

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Cool tool, can't wait to try it out!

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Throw Out Grades, Give Focused Feedback, Smile, Repeat

Throw Out Grades, Give Focused Feedback, Smile, Repeat | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

. If I’m frustrated, there’s no doubt my students feel the same way. During one winter break, I knew I needed to find a refresh button somewhere. In my search to find a way to shift my classroom, I stumbled upon...

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Already using Google Docs, the instructor started using a chrome app Kaizena to give audio feedback to her students assignments, plus resources, and stopped grading revisions-she focused on the end product instead.

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5 Google Chrome Apps for Social Studies Teachers

5 Google Chrome Apps for Social Studies Teachers | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

February 26, 2015
Below are some useful Chrome apps we have curated from Chrome web store for social studies teachers. The post comes as response to the multiple requests we have been receiving...

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I really like newsela for current events, and it is rated highly by Graphite teachers: https://www.graphite.org/website/newsela

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Excellent Speech to Text Tool Integrated with Google Drive

Excellent Speech to Text Tool Integrated with Google Drive | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

January 22, 2015
Voice Recognition (former Dictation) is one of the most popular speech recognition apps in the Chrome store. The app works right from your Chrome browser.

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I just downloaded Voice Recognition , to my pc's chrome web browser . I started talking (make sure you click on accept to get it to recognize your voice), and it recorded what I said, fairly accurately. I then saved the text file to my desktop-but if you tell it to add a new paragraph, it inserts HTML tags into the text file. My fix-I won't create new paragraphs while dictating.. 

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