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PaintGo | Kid's Coloring, Drawing, Stickers & Painting Activity | ABCya! - 0 views

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    Free online drawing/painting tool. Requires no membership to save/download.
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BlocksCAD - 0 views

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    Free, online CAD software with a blocks-based design familiar to Scratch users. Simple idea, yet mastery requires students (or adults) to understand and apply some serious math and engineering concepts.
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Online tool to create sketch, painting, drawing, outline effects - 0 views

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    Free online photo to pencil/painting tools.
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Vizwik - 0 views

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    Nice site to teach kids how to create and code mobile apps. Very good, easy to follow tutorials, and apps can (for a fee) actually be sold through the Vizwik app store or other app stores.
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Makey Makey | Lesson Plans - 0 views

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    New collection of lesson plans for using MakeyMakey in the classroom.
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EDpuzzle - 0 views

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    Site lets teachers crop online vids, add audio clips, and add questions for quick assessments.
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ONLINE CHARTS | create and design your own charts and diagrams online | Graph - 0 views

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    Handy, easy online tool to make and download a variety of charts/graphs. No registration needed.
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Ardusat - 0 views

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    Arduino-based kits let students design and test experiments and then upload them to actual Cubesat satellites, where their experiments will be conducted and results sent back to students. Kits start at only $150.
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Go Bionic With These Wearable Arduino Projects | WIRED - 0 views

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    Cool, creative wearable technology projects
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Vocaroo | Online voice recorder - 1 views

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    Not new, but worth saving--free tool to record and share podcasts via link or embed code. Great for newbies and young students--no registration required.
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Paint Online - Sketch & Paint! - 0 views

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    Nice, simple, free drawing and painting tool. Variety of brushes and textures. No registration needed.
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AnswerGarden - Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your aud... - 0 views

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    Nice, easy tool for group brainstorming or feedback. Acts like Wordle for teams--repeated words display larger.
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Crumbles - 0 views

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    Fun site adds video clips of movie or television characters saying the words that users enter, using a computer generated voice for any words it doesn't know. Fun way for kids to tell a short story!
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Slipp - 0 views

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    Easy-to-use digital storytelling site makes stories that are perfectly formatted for mobile devices.
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Soundtrap - Make music online - 0 views

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    Make music, even collaboratively, online. Use built-in instruments or connect your own plus your microphone.
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Credly - 0 views

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    Great tool for creating and sharing virtual badges.
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Hack the Storybook - NEXMAP - 0 views

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    Very cool idea for using electronic components to make interactive, 21st century books, art, etc.
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Idea Springboard - Google Science Fair 2014 - 0 views

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    Truly cool tool from Google inspires learners' questions and projects. Input what you are good at, what subject you enjoy, and what you want to do, and Google provides a tapestry (Yes, I just used the word "tapestry.") of links, videos, books, and other resources to get the creative juices flowing.
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Dispelling the Myth of Deferred Gratification - Education Week - 1 views

  • What worked best wasn't (in Mischel's words) "self-denial and grim determination," but doing something enjoyable while waiting so that self-control wasn't needed at all.
  • precisely the opposite of the usual message that (a) self-control is a matter of individual character, which (b) we ought to help children develop.
  • the ability to invent a distraction turned out to be correlated with plain old intelligence
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  • "Impulsivity," they concluded, "is not a purely maladaptive trait, but one whose consequences hinge on the structure of the decisionmaking environment."
  • Perhaps the broader message for educators is this: Focus less on "fixing the kids" and more on improving what and how they're taught.
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    Interesting look at the marshmallow study on willpower and achievement.
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