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Free Technology for Teachers: Teach Students About Architecture and Building With This ... - 1 views

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    "The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage has some neat resources for teachers and students. One of the resources that I've recently downloaded is the Masters of the Building Arts Activity Guide."
John Evans

5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn - 1 views

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    "Most students need all the help they can get when it comes to planning big projects. Here's a list of apps that can help them stay organized when they're working on group presentations, research papers or other big tasks that might take a little extra energy to keep everything together."
John Evans

An Introductory Lesson in Keynote for Primary Students | APPSOLUTELY APRIL - 0 views

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    "I loving using Keynote, both on the Mac and the iPad. Keynote is a powerful presentation tool where students can show off knowledge of a subject. There are many web-based presentation tools I love, but Keynote has some really cool features that really resonate with students. For this project, 2nd graders used Keynote to illustrate and animate the letters in their first names. Here are some helpful tips if you do this project with your kiddos!"
John Evans

The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 0 views

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    "Of all the things I have read about the 21st century skills required for students success in today's info rich society, the visual below from edutopia captures the essence of these skills and touches on critical areas students need to work on to meet these skills.These skills are grouped in three main categories: learning, creating and collaborating:"
John Evans

10 Great Homework Help Websites for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 0 views

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    "The web is teeming with good places where your students and kids can get help with their homework. Sometimes it does take a lot of time to find such good resources, however, to save you time and to provide you with some excellent platforms to start with when recommending homework help websites, I compiled the list below featuring a variety of web resources for this purpose:"
John Evans

15 Apps You Should Try with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 2 views

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    "In today's post I sharing with you a list of some of the best apps you should definitely try with your students. This list contains only apps I have not included in similar previous lists. Also, because of the increasing number of requests I get from you concerning Android apps , I decided to include links to the Android versions of those apps that are available in Google Play."
John Evans

9 Big Issues Students Are Grappling With Right Now - Edudemic - 5 views

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    "Whether this is your first year teaching and you're right out of school or you've been teaching for 30 years, the students sitting in your classroom are facing a different type of classroom than you had as a student. There is more technology, the subject material may vary slightly, but the biggest differences are likely cultural and social."
John Evans

How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic - 5 views

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    "The handy infographic below takes a look at how Google has changed student research with a special focus on graduate students. Google is not only the most widely used search engine, but they've developed a lot of education specific research tools to help students out. Keep reading to learn more."
Phil Taylor

Should Colleges Judge Social Media Presence for Admissions? - 4 views

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    April 12, 2014 at 09:21AM For Students, Social Media Is Now A Matter Of Identity http://bit.ly/1qOGBMU via @teachthought
John Evans

The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms | Jonathan Wylie | Educ... - 2 views

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    "My criteria for picking these tools was pretty straightforward, and will not be unfamiliar to a lot of you who may have a similar criteria of your own:

    It had to be free, or at least offer enough free services to be useful in the classroom
    It had to be engaging, interactive, and/or instantly appealing to students.
    It had to be a multi-platform tool that was accessible on as many devices as possible.

    The slides from the session are below. If you see something you like feel free to share it with someone else who might benefit from using some of these great web tools in their classroom!"
John Evans

Awesome Explanation on The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources for Student... - 4 views

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    "Knowing the difference between primary and secondary sources is essential for students working on research projects. In the video below, LeFever from Commoncraft explains this difference using as example the story of Great Storm that hit England in the 18th century."
John Evans

Two Useful iPad Apps to Send Text Messages to Students ~ Educational Technology and Mob... - 0 views

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    "I got several requests asking for iPad apps to use to send group text messages to students and parents. I did, however, featured here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a few days ago a list of two useful web tools to use for this purpose. These are the tools I have been using myself and trust. I am sharing with you their iPad versions below. Share with us if you know about other apps to add to this list."
John Evans

The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content ~ Educational Techn... - 0 views

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    "Learning how to evaluate online content is an essential step in the process of developing digitally literate students. I have already featured several materials on strategies and skills for students to evaluate web content and today I am adding a great resource from Lisa Hartman. The presentation below features the 5 elements ( CRAAP ) students should look for when evaluating online content. These elements according to Lisa are :

    Currency
    Relevance
    Authority
    Accuracy
    Purpose

    Watch this short introduction to CRAAP:"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDGKsT7QHNs#t=24
John Evans

12 Apps To Help Students Study - - 0 views

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    "Nowadays, a lot of students study with a computer or tablet device. Access to the Web gives them a tremendous amount of knowledge, though much of it isn't actually useful, relevant, or even correct.

    Fortunately, art teacher Kelly Little curates a collection of classroom-tested "study buddies" to help your students filter the flood of information out there.

    What apps do your students use to help them study?"
John Evans

How Are Students' Roles Changing in the New Economy of Information? | MindShift - 2 views

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    "Perhaps one of the most powerful expectations of students in an environment of scarcity is that they not question the source of the information. As the modern classroom has become connected, the amount of information available to both teachers and students has exponentially increased. Where teachers once lectured about important ideas and events, or shared their acquired knowledge with their students, today's classrooms can see every key primary source document, the actual notes of great scientists, and a limitless amount of literary criticism. For students, this abundance of information means not only a changing role from the traditional classroom, but also a drastically different set of skills and expectations."
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