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Top 16 Tech Tools to Try in 2016

Top 16 Tech Tools to Try in 2016 | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Last year about this time, I wrote about Top 25 Tech Tools to try in 2015. These are still great options for 2016 but I wanted to highlight several more that you can use this upcoming school year. …
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The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps

The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Getting students active in the classroom is a tough task for any teacher. But there’s a silver bullet that is, quite literally, silver.
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Great questions-especially, is the tool appropriate for your class/room?

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Counting Down the Top Ten S’Cool Tools of 2014

Counting Down the Top Ten S’Cool Tools of 2014 | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

It seems like there’s a “Top Ten” list for everything nowadays: Top Ten Viral Videos, Top Billboard Singles, Top Ten Data Fails (now, that one sounds interesting). But here at EdSurge, we don’t geek out at viral videos, or pranks, or Billboard singles...

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Check out edSurge's top ed tech picks Of the year...

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What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech

What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Those "5 Things You Need to Know About EdTech" posts seem to crop up on Twitter every couple weeks -- Tech isn't the Point of EdTech, EdTech is about Learning, EdTech is Exciting.
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Remember, nothing is really free..instead, we should be looking for Ed tech that contributes to open source projects, and look for well tested, safe, and secure software..

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Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School

Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Project Tomorrow's 2013 Speak Up survey of more than 325,000 students and 75,000 parents, teachers and administrators digs into how students and teachers are using technology in school and outside of school for learning.

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Check out the full report: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/SU13DigitalLearningPlaybook_StudentReport.html




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From freetech4teachers: 75 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos

From freetech4teachers: 75 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A few months ago I started to create how-to videos on a more regular basis. I've been adding those videos to a YouTube playlist that I call Practical Ed Tech Tips. This morning I added the 75th video to that playlist.
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These are the edtech videos I'll watch first when trying out new tools..

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5 Effective Ways to Search for Educational Web Tools and Apps Online

5 Effective Ways to Search for Educational Web Tools and Apps Online | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

January 6, 2015
Content curation is something I have been doing for five years now and all along the way I developed an arsenal of useful strategies that enable me to better search, access, and evaluate tools.

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Of course I use twitter and scoopit, too, to search for info about ed tools, but I also like graphite and edshelf, which are both excellent, too.

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6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom

6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
From the computer to the iPad, technology is revolutionizing how we work, play, socialize, and learn (sometimes all at once).
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In addition to the infographic with the 6 revolutionary technologies, the article offers questions and topics about the infographic for your discussions, debates and essays.

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Looking For Clues: How Faculty Use and Think About Technology | Library Journal

Looking For Clues: How Faculty Use and Think About Technology | Library Journal | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Gaining insights into how faculty use different technologies in the classroom and for their own research, as well as how they view new modes of higher education, could help academic librarians discover new opportunities to support and collaborate with their faculty.

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Excellent points-recent studies have found that faculty aren't aware of the digital media opportunities they are missing or dismiss their importance. And the author pointed out that many faculty don't use the tools they do have easy access to: their LMS and OER materials.