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10 Epic Tools Busy Teachers Need to Be Aware of - 4 views

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    A useful annotated list of tools.
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15 Essential Apps For The Organized Teacher - 2 views

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    "There is no single way to effectively organize a classroom.
    The big idea behind organization is systematic accessibility. When there is a clear system that allows the parts of that system to be accessible to those who need it, that's organization.
    Organization is a subjective idea, what works for one teacher may not work for another.
    The variety of apps here allow teachers to store files, manage class rosters, share student work, and consolidate everything into a single, synced calendar for all parents."
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3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "Formative assessment is vital to teachers in any classroom environment. Teachers have been formatively assessing students for years, because they need to know what students know in order to help them understand what they do not know. Many classrooms are moving to 21st century with technology initiatives. Suggested here are three tech tools will help teachers engage students while simultaneously gauging their understanding of concepts: Kahoot!, Formative and Padlet"
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Part 2: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities ... - 2 views

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    This post showcases a range of tools that can assist teachers with formative assessment. They range from providing interactive quizzes/check ups to providing the useful feedback that is essential in a classroom focused on student centered formative learning.
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Part 1: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities ... - 2 views

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    In this post there are a range of good formative learning tools, in nine different categories, for use in the classroom.
    One teaher shares his ideas in this series. "Please keep  in mind they are only tools and are best utilized through the important art of teaching. "
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The Educator's Guide to Pinterest | Edudemic - 1 views

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    A good start for any teacher not already usig Pinterest. It explains how to set up an account, how others are using Pinterest, and a few places to fin some inspiration on this tool.
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10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom | Edudemic - 1 views

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    "This "Teacher's Guide to Flipped Classrooms", offers one place for a teacher to go to if they want to try changing their classroom focus. You get a good grounding in the principles and mentalities that a flipped classroom requires.
    "The following 10 amazing (and free!) resources will further ensure the flipped classroom is as successful as can possibly be"
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7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning @coolcatteacher - 3 views

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    "How do we know our students have really mastered the standards we are supposed to teach? In this post assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. Discussed here are some tools and tips to help us with assessments."
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5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code Infographic | My Educational Technology Blog: A Place o... - 1 views

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    This infographic sets out some very good reasons to support the case for teaching coding in schools.
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10 Formative Assessments Tech Tools to Put to the Test in 2015 | edutechchick - 3 views

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    "Technology, as an instructional tool, can be especially powerful when used to conduct formative assessments because technology has the ability to provide feedback in a very timely manner"
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Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps | MindShift | KQED News - 0 views

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    "The annual list of apps that educators favor this year shares some commonalities with last year's favorites. Teachers tend to drop apps if they become too expensive or sometimes if the updates are so overwhelming that they no longer know how to use the product. It's a delicate balance:"
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Exploring Microsoft OneNote for Teaching and Learning - Emerging Education Technologies - 3 views

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    "OneNote is a unique tool that makes it easy to gather lots of information in one place, and is great for collaboration, sharing, projects, group work, and much more. It is free for use in education, and is often included with MS Office "
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App Smashing For Educators: Leveraging Tools To Maximize Communication | Imagine Easy Blog - 2 views

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    "For decades, schools have attempted to build and maintain this crucial bridge to lasting learning. Research shows that the stronger the connection between home and school, the greater the academic achievement can be for students.
    There are some new tools listed here that all educators can leverage to easily maximize parent-teacher-student communication"
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How To Get Started With Sketchnotes - Smashing Magazine - 1 views

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    "Making your notes more interesting doesn't have to be a huge undertaking. If you think sketchnoting looks fun, Some tips in this post to get you started."
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6 Collaborative Social Tools and Platforms for Better Writing and Collaboration - Emerg... - 1 views

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    "Collaborative, socially-enabled tools can provide excellent opportunities for practice, assessment, better writing, and better communication. In this post are some good collaborative web apps and resources, with social functionality, that can play a valuable role in classroom lessons and assignments:"
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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - 3 views

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    "Formative assessment is useful tool assist teachers assess the learning needs of their students. Such knowledge allows teachers to modify their teaching to meet the needs of their students. The digital formative assessment tools listed here offer a range of approaches to help teachers undertake this task. "
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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes | MindShift | KQED News - 2 views

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    "Rachel Langenhorst helps teachers in her district find solutions for those issues. She used to teach social studies, but is now the K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach at Rock Valley Community Schools in Iowa.

    "Really be cognizant of the digital tools you're picking and why you are picking them."
    She put together a list of favorite digital tools for the social studies classroom and shared them during an edWeb webinar. She emphasizes that, as with any classroom technology, teachers need to be careful not to just substitute a tech tool for an analog one. Instead, technology should be used to enhance classroom learning in ways that wouldn't be possible otherwise, including expanding learning beyond the classroom walls."
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