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Paul Beaufait

Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Awesome EdTech Tools for 2012-2013 - 84 views

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    "12 Awesome EdTech Tools for 2012-2013 is designed to share what I think is a selection of free tools that can be used in almost every K-12 setting. I intentionally kept this document short because the intended audience is teachers who are new(ish) to using technology in their classrooms and I didn't want to create something that would be overwhelming. You'll also notice that I left out iOS and Android apps. Those will be featured in future documents." (Bryne, ¶2)

    "Please feel free to download, print, and distribute this [embedded document] in your school." (Byrne, ¶3)
Paul Beaufait

Google Forms - Tech Niche - 52 views

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    Antoinette Spiegel's collection of links to materials and resources for teachers (interested in) using Google Forms
Paul Beaufait

Tech Niche - 25 views

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    Antoinette Spiegel's "curating niche to catalogue and share neat tech ideas, tips, techniques and favorite tech resources for teachers" (Home, para. 1, 2012.09.08).
Paul Beaufait

Free Technology for Teachers: Best of the Summer - 5 Ways to Use Google Sites - 25 views

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    Richard Byrne explains "five ways that Google Sites are commonly being used in schools" (2012.08.20).
Paul Beaufait

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education - 22 views

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    Med Kharbach argues, "Our responsibility as teachers and educators is to help them [students and learners] better leverage this medium and benefit from it educationally..." (¶2). This post covers six main points: 

    1- Advantages of Facebook in Education
    2- Facebook Tips for Teachers
    3- Ways Teachers Can Use Facebook
    4- Educational Facebook applications for Students and Teachers
    5- Facebook Groups for Teachers and Educators to join
    ...[6]- Facebook Privacy Issues and how to Work on Them (¶4, retrieved 2012.06.25
Paul Beaufait

18 Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers and Students - 25 views

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    Med Kharbach has "compiled a list of some of the best free mapping tools for teachers and students to use" (¶1, retrieved 2012.06.25).
Paul Beaufait

Free Cloud Storage Tools for Teachers - 36 views

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    Med Kharbach introduces 15 online file storage sites that are free at least for basic service plans.
Paul Beaufait

Skype Announces Collaboration with Prominent Organizations to Further Empower Teachers ... - 21 views

  • Skype in the classroom strives to enrich students' learning experiences to discover new cultures, languages and ideas without leaving the classroom. 
  • Skype in the classroom strives to enrich students' learning experiences to discover new cultures, languages and ideas without leaving the classroom.  Skype in the classroom now features each individual organization's dynamic content, projects and available guest speakers
  • To join Skype in the classroom and view these exclusive resources, teachers should:

      • Sign up at education.skype.com using their Skype account details
      • Create a profile which includes their interests, location and the age groups they teach
      • Once complete, teachers will have full range to explore the Skype in the classroom organization microsites, utilize vast content from these organizations and engage in conversations with select guest experts.

    For more information or to register for Skype in the classroom, please visit http://education.skype.com.

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    Press release about Skype in the classroom
Paul Beaufait

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Docs for Teachers - A Free eBook - 44 views

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    Yesterday I sat down and built a new guide, Google Documents for "Teachers. The 40 page guide (embedded below) is designed to help teachers who have never used Google Documents" (Richard Byrne, 2012.04.09, ¶1).
Paul Beaufait

A Thorny Issue: Teachers' and learners' right to privacy | The official blog of PikiFri... - 18 views

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    In this post, PikiFriends suggest: "Schools have always had the responsibility of keeping learners safe. While the current surge of interest in elearning has presented new challenges to these responsibilities, being vigilant and following these safety guidelines can help ensure that all participants are safer and more aware of the various risks" (Conclusion, ¶1, 2011.12.12).

    This post provides Website Safety Guidelines, and lists:

    + important questions for teachers and learners to ask,
    + anti-surveillance plugins for Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers; &
    + news articles about Internet surveillance "in no particular order" (Press articles on internet surveillance issues, ¶1, 2011.12.12).
Steve Ransom

The Relationship Status of Teachers and Educational Technology: It's Complicated - Rick... - 58 views

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    The teacher perspective. It's not always because they hate to learn, hate technology, and love worksheets.
Professional Learning Board

Basic Computer Introduction for Teachers - 60 views

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    This online course for teachers helps them to understand computer concepts as well as how to use and navigate computer systems.

    It's important for educators to start with computer basics in order to best understand technology. And the first step is to develop a familiarity with the machine that they are primarily working on.
Frances DiDavide

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Ways to Get Free Money & Classroom Supplies - 22 views

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    10 ways to get free money and supplies for your classroom.
gabriela rosso

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Techy Things for Teachers to Try This Year - 1 views

  • So a blog doesn't provide quite what you're looking for and a wiki doesn't either? Try building your own website. On your website you can include calendars of assignment
Jim Farmer

Welcome! | Teachers Connecting - 29 views

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    A place for K-12 teachers to find other teachers
    for cross-classroom collaboration.
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