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<h3>Here are great blog posts from this past week:</h3>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/15/ccpublicdomainresources/”>Remix It! 27 Resources for Finding Free Digital Content to Use for Digital Learning – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Technology and social media have ignited an artistic share revolution.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://storiesfromschool.org/the-worldwide-woes-of-rural-education/”>The Worldwide Woes of Rural Education | Stories From School</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>It’s no secret that there is a shortage of teachers entering the workforce in Washington (OSPI has a page on this). But have you seen the news from rural China? Recent articles explain how education in rural China is in a crisis.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/how-to-use-flipgrid-guide-for-getting.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Flipgrid – A Guide for Getting Started</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Flipgrid is a fantastic service for collecting video responses to prompts that you pose to your students. It has been a hit whenever I have demonstrated it in a workshop or conference presentation during the last year.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2017/this-episode-of-arthur-gets-basically-everything-right-about-math/”>This Episode of “Arthur” Gets Basically Everything Right About Math – dy/dan</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Depictions of mathematics in TV and film generally lack nuance. When Hollywood doesn’t hate math, it reveres it, genuflecting before the eccentric, generally white male weirdos taking up space in its highest echelon – your Will Huntings, your John N…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/vr-hangar-vr-app-from-smithsonian-air.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: VR Hangar – A VR App from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>VR Hangar is a new virtual reality app produced by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This free virtual reality app is available to use on Android phones and on iPhones. VR Hangar contains three virtual reality tours that feature landmar…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2017/12/13/charter-schools/108585724/?from=new-cookie”>Ravitch: Detroit needs a new model of education</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Education in Detroit and in Michigan is in crisis. Detroit is consistently ranked as the lowest performing urban district in the nation. Michigan’s student performance has sunk nearly to the bottom of national tests in the past decade.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://twitter.com/i/web/status/941678880049520646″>Cathy Williams on Twitter: “This is a conversation we need to have. We need to think about the smart and/or gifted label says @joboaler https://t.co/teV2wNs9Qu… https://t.co/KpkzB8ePLn”</a></p&gt;
<p class=”diigo-description”>This is a conversation we need to have. We need to think about the smart and/or gifted label says @joboaler… https://t.co/KpkzB8ePLn</p&gt;
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://twitter.com/i/web/status/941678831525511168″>Ryan Sheehy on Twitter: “How can I get my students to be on time and engaged? You have the power to #BeTheOne For them! #KidsDesereveIt #tlap #principalsinaction… https://t.co/iPB7hL0Zjn”</a></p&gt;
<p class=”diigo-description”>How can I get my students to be on time and engaged? You have the power to #BeTheOne For them! #KidsDesereveIt… https://t.co/iPB7hL0Zjn</p&gt;
<p class=”diigo-tags”>tags:<a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/BeTheOne”>BeTheOne</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/KidsDesereveIt”>KidsDesereveIt</a></p&gt;
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://twitter.com/i/web/status/941678561185947648″>Robin Mathews on Twitter: “Want to get rid of fixed math mindsets? Stop leveling students and calling them “smart.” No honors. No advanced. Heterogenous learning.… https://t.co/PFYzwRLRES”</a></p&gt;
<p class=”diigo-description”>Want to get rid of fixed math mindsets? Stop leveling students and calling them “smart.” No honors. No advanced. He… https://t.co/PFYzwRLRES</p&gt;
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.classcraft.com/blog/research/implement-cooperative-grouping-inclusive-middle-school-classroom/”>How to implement cooperative grouping in the inclusive middle school classroom – Classcraft Blog</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Young teenagers in middle school grow at very different rates and, in this period when they are figuring themselves out, have an “intense need for social interaction and peer affiliation.
via @classcraftgame How to implement cooperative grouping in the inclusive middle school… https://t.co/1Kg9bh80hx</p&gt;
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.youcubed.org/rethinking-giftedness-film/”>Rethinking Giftedness Film – YouCubed</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>We decided to work with Citizen Film to make this short film after many years of my being a professor at Stanford and hearing from students about the labels they had received growing up.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/a-handful-of-apps-for-exploring.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Apps for Exploring the Potential of AR in Education</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Earlier this week I shared a neat augmented reality app called SkyView that helps users identify constellations, planets, and satellites in the night sky. SkyView could be helpful in sparking students’ curiosity about space. SkyView shows some of th…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2017/12/strange-holes-in-clouds-explained.html”>Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Strange Holes in Clouds Explained</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>On Wednesday, I received nearly a dozen emails with pictures of strange circular holes in the cloud deck around Seattle. Here are a few samples:</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.gamified.uk/2017/12/15/intrinsic-motivation-ramp-misconceptions/”>Intrinsic Motivation RAMP Misconceptions – Gamified UK – #Gamification Expert</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Rate this item: No votes yet. Please wait… As we head to the holidays I wanted to revisit an old “model” and just clarify a couple of items that have cropped up in conversation over the years. The item in question is RAMP.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://bloom-at.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-bill-of-rights-1791.html”>Live Long and Prosper…: The Bill of Rights, 1791</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>The United States Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, was ratified on this date, December 15, in 1791. The First Amendment within the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech, religion, a free press, assembly, and p…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.inabottle.it/en/trends/10-most-expensive-and-exotic-waters-world”>The 10 most expensive and exotic waters in the world | In a Bottle</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>MILAN – Some are expensive because they are rare and exotic, others because they have been intentionally turned into a luxury product. Here are the 10 most exotic and expensive bottled waters in the world.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://historytech.wordpress.com/2017/12/14/flipgrid-is-not-a-misfit-toy-10-ways-to-use-it-to-engage-kids/”>Flipgrid is not a misfit toy: 10 ways that it can engage kids and improve historical thinking | History Tech</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>A few weeks ago, I got hooked back into Flipgrid. I joined several years ago and messed with it a bit. Talked with others about it. Used it a few times. And then, like a lot of the new tools I get the chance to play with, I threw it on the pile with…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://hacklearning.org/movieteacher/”>How to Be the Kind of Teacher They Make Movies About and Eliminate Classroom Management Problems Forever – Hack Learning</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Mike Roberts did what so few teachers have been able to do: He cracked the code on classroom management.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/7925″>4 Ways to “Jolt” Yourself Toward Meaningful Change – The Principal of Change</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Educators (and people) are creatures of habit. Sometimes we do things because we have done those things in the past. No other reason.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/14/audioprojectresources/”>15 Free Web Tools and Apps to Amplify Your Audio Projects – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“Thoughts need words. Words need a voice.” – Sharon M. Draper In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions, I share several tips for integrating technology to allow every student to share their ideas and cre…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/the-national-archives-and-yeti.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: The National Archives and the Yeti</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>The U.S. National Archives has a great feature called Today’s Document. Today’s Document features one historical document (almost always a primary source) per day. Sometimes the documents are serious while other times the documents are not so seriou…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/updated-menus-and-toolbars-coming-to.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Updated Menus and Toolbars Coming to Google Docs and Slides</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>If you take a break from using Google Docs and Google Slides during the upcoming holiday break, you might notice some changes when you open Docs after your vacation. That’s because on Wednesday Google announced some upcoming changes to the menus and…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/pikwizard-another-place-to-find-free.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: PikWizard – Another Place to Find Free Images</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>PikWizard is a free site that offers thousands of high quality images that you can download and re-use for free. PikWizard provides clear guidance on how you can use each picture that you find on the site.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://elearninginfographics.com/must-have-study-apps-for-students-6-infographic/”>6 Must-Have Study Apps For Students Infographic – e-Learning Infographics</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Ducere Education, an innovative online learning company from Australia, lets students know about 6 must have study apps which can help students change the way they study online for the better.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/13/screencast/”>10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://badassteachers.blogspot.com/2017/12/this-is-how-you-protect-childhood.html”>Badass Teachers Association: THIS IS HOW YOU PROTECT CHILDHOOD</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>This past summer I was invited to give the Thomas Wright Lecture at Sarah Lawrence College as part of the Empower Teachers Program. My talk was titled, When All Else Fails, We Must Protect Childhood.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://ditchthattextbook.com/2017/12/13/using-kahoot-and-others-the-way-your-brain-craves/”>Using Kahoot! and others the way your brain craves | Ditch That Textbook</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Sure, you might think. I use Kahoot! and G Suite and others in the classroom all the time. They’re great. But are you using them the way your brain wants you to use them?</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://gamingthepast.net/2017/12/13/arte-mecenas-review/”>Arté Mecenas – Review | Gaming the Past</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Arté: Mecenas™ portrays the rise of the Medici and the interconnection of art, patronage, spirituality, economics, and politics in Renaissance Florence.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/the-differences-between-augmented.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: The Differences Between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>This morning I received an email from a reader who was wondering what the terms AR and VR mean. I get that question on a fairly regular basis these days.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/storyboard-create-cartoon-from-your.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Storyboard – Create Cartoons from Your Videos</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Storyboard is a new Android app produced by Google. The app will let you select a video that you have recorded on your phone and then have a cartoon storyboard of the video automatically created for you. I tried Storyboard yesterday and found it eas…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/three-good-ways-to-create-instructional.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Three Good Ways to Create Instructional Animations</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Earlier this week I shared five ways to create animated movies on Chromebooks. Creating animated movies can be a lot of fun for you and your students. But sometimes you just need a short animation to get your point across or to remind students about…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/7921″>3 Ideas For Taking Care of Yourself Before the Break – The Principal of Change</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>As many educators across North America are about to go on Winter break, I know that the holidays do not necessarily mean “no stress,” but for some, could be a different kind of stress.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://50thingsbook.com/students-link-to-collaborative-sheet/”>Students Link to Collaborative Sheet | 50 Things Book</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>I am a big fan of using collaborative documents with students. Why open 30 when you can open 1. Share one Google Sheets spreadsheet and each student does their work on their own tab.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://edtechnut.blogspot.com/2017/12/breaking-news-headline-generator.html”>EdTech Nut – Kelly Fitzgerald: Breaking News Headline Generator</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Class Tools Breaking News Headline Generator is fun creative way for students to showcase understanding on a given concept. The tool has nine different background images (see choices below) or you can upload your own image.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://historytech.wordpress.com/2017/12/12/need-some-natgeo-goodness-try-one-of-these-49-tasty-videos/”>Need some NatGeo goodness? Try one of these 49 tasty videos | History Tech</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>If you haven’t bookmarked Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day page yet, well . . . I’ll wait. Head over and take care of that.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://blog.ncce.org/2017/12/12/making-documents-accessible-headings/”>Making your documents more Accessible: Headings – NCCE’s Tech Savvy Teacher Blog</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>I have been spending a lot of time recently learning and implementing best practices when is comes to making digital resources more accessible for all learners.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2017/12/12/authentic-project-based-learning-santa-believes-in-pbl-do-you-2/”>Authentic Project Based Learning: Santa Believes in PBL… Do You? | 21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Did you know that Santa believes in Project Based Learning? It’s true… in fact, I have worked quite hard at finding evidence that supports this conclusion.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/bandblast-fun-app-for-learning-to-play.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: BandBlast – A Fun App for Learning to Play Music</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>BandBlast is a free app designed to help students learn to play music. There are many ways that students can use the BandBlast app. Whichever way that students end up using the app, they all have to start by selecting an instrument that they wish to…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/12/mouthappswebtools/”>8 Apps and Web Tools That’ll Get You Talking and Laughing – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Humor is an effective way to reach students, especially if they struggle with understanding difficult concepts or theories. Humor can also help students pay attention to boring or routine facts and drills.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/the-physics-of-skiing.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: The Physics of Skiing</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>It’s a snow day here in western Maine. For a skier like me, that means it’s time to enjoy the snow with some time on the slopes. If you live in an area that has skiing, you might have some students that feel the same way that I do about snow. New sn…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2017/12/06/game-based-learning-from-teaching-to-professional-development/”>Game-Based Learning: from Teaching to Professional Development</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>If you’ve heard of gamification, it’s likely this comes in a pejorative context that connotes manipulation.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/11/avatarcreators/”>10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“Identity will be the most valuable commodity for citizens in the future, and it will exist primarily online.” – Eric Schmidt One of the first steps for participating in any social network or online community is creating a digital image of ourselves…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/skyview-augmented-reality-app-to-help.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: SkyView – An Augmented Reality App to Help Students Find Constellations</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>SkyView is a free augmented reality app (an Android version and an iOS version is available) that helps students identify stars and constellations. With the free app installed students can point their phones at the sky and see constellations identif…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/three-sites-that-help-students-compare.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Three Sites That Help Students Compare the Size of Countries and States</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Over the weekend Open Culture featured one of my favorite websites to use in geography classes. That website is called The True Size Of… and it lets you quickly compare the size of two countries or two states within the United States.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/the-science-of-snowflakes.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: The Science of Snowflakes</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Here in western Maine we’re expecting our second real snowstorm of the winter to arrive tonight. This has reminded me of a couple of educational videos that explain the science of snowflakes.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://ditchthattextbook.com/2017/12/11/rock-these-creative-google-slides-templates-in-class-gtt034/”>Rock these creative Google Slide templates | Ditch That Textbook</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>It’s nice to have some ideas to help kickstart our creative thinking when it comes to using Google Slides in non-traditional ways. That’s where Ryan O’Donnell can help. He’s a technology TOSA (teacher on special assignment) and former social studies…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://theadventureblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/video-climate-101-nat-geo-educates-us.html”>The Adventure Blog: Video: Climate 101 – Nat Geo Educates Us on Glaciers</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>There as been a lot of talk all year long about the collapse of the ice shelfs in Antarctica and the impact that will have on the glaciers there.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://dianeravitch.net/2017/12/11/kids-are-suing-the-federal-government-to-demand-protection-of-the-environment-and-their-lives/”>Kids Are Suing The Federal Government to Demand Protection of the Environment—and Their Lives | Diane Ravitch’s blog</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>A remarkable case will be heard in federal appeals court in San Francisco today. A group of young people are suing the federal government, demanding action to protect the environment.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/five-tools-for-creating-animations-on.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Five Tools for Creating Animations on Chromebooks</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Yesterday’s post about the PuppetMaster app prompted a couple of people to ask me if there is anything similar available for Chromebook use. While I can’t think of anything that is free and exactly like PuppetMaster, here are some options for creati…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://historytech.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/3-ways-the-national-humanity-center-will-make-your-kids-smarter/”>3 ways the National Humanity Center will make your kids smarter | History Tech</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>The National Humanity Center has been supporting the humanities for over 40 years. That’s a good thing. Because they’ve had plenty of time to develop a ton of tools that can help make you a better teacher and your students a whole lot smarter. Start…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://hackeducation.com/2017/12/11/top-ed-tech-trends-weaponized-data”>The Weaponization of Education Data</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>As in previous years, it would be quite easy to fill a whole article in this series on “data insecurity,” on the data breaches and cyberattacks that continue to plague education – both schools and software.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/puppetmaster-great-app-for-creating.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: PuppetMaster – A Great App for Creating Animated Movies</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>PuppetMaster is a free iPad app that kids can use to create animated movies. The app is designed for elementary school students and therefore doesn’t require students to create accounts in order to use it. All movies made with the PuppetMaster app a…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/music-crab-cute-app-for-learning-to.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Music Crab – A Cute App for Learning to Read Music</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Music Crab is simple and free iPad designed to help students learn to read music. The app features a little crab that students move by playing virtual piano keys in the app. To move the crab students have to play the correct notes.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/chemistry-in-slow-motion.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Chemistry in Slow Motion</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>The Periodic Table of Videos produced by The University of Nottingham features a video demonstration of the characteristics of each element in the Periodic Table of Elements. Each element in the Periodic Table displayed on the home page is linked to…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://adunsiger.com/2017/12/10/does-printing-always-have-to-come-first/”>Does Printing Always Have To Come First? | Living Avivaloca</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Over four years ago now, I had the “summer of cursive.” Different articles predominated the media about cursive writing, and I became involved in numerous Twitter chats with other Ontario educators about the pros and cons of cursive writing.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://elearninginfographics.com/stay-happy-and-productive-while-you-work-infographic-5-things/”>5 Things You Should Do To Stay Happy And Productive While You Work Infographic – e-Learning Infographics</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>SAS Digital Agency is a creative digital agency from New York City providing brand strategy, website design, mobile app, creative design, video post production, and digital marketing.Sometimes, finding the right tribe that understands you and your m…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2017/12/blended-instruction-vs-blended-learning.html”>A Principal’s Reflections: Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Schools continue to make investments in technology to engage students better, improve outcomes, and prepare all learners for the new world of work. We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.blendedlearning.org/models/”>Models | Blended Learning Universe</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>The Station Rotation model allows students to rotate through stations on a fixed schedule, where at least one of the stations is an online learning station. This model is most common in elementary schools because teachers are already familiar rotati…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/10/animatedfilms/”>8 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Animated Character Videos – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” – Walt Disney Students love creating short films where they create the dialogue and animate …</p>
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<h3>Here are more amazing blog posts from this past week:</h3>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.smartclassroommanagement.com/2017/12/09/how-to-start-over-in-three-steps/”>How To Start Over In Three Steps – Smart Classroom Management</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>At this time of year, I often hear from teachers wondering if they should, or even can, start over again. Either they’ve been inconsistent.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/09/digitalstorybooks/”>12 Web Tools and Apps for Children to Create Digital Storybooks – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” – Patrick Rothfuss</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://badassteachers.blogspot.com/2017/12/two-theories-why-facebook-keeps.html”>Badass Teachers Association: Two Theories Why Facebook Keeps Blocking Me When I Write About School Privatization by Steven Singer</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>I took that opinion and wrote about it. I backed it up with facts, analogies, literary references and examples from my own experience as a classroom teacher in public school. I hadn’t even posted it to a handful of pages before the cyber arm of Mike…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/zapier-connect-your-favorite-tools.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Zapier – Connect Your Favorite Tools</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Zapier is a fantastic tool for improving your workflow between the services that you use the most. For example, let’s say that you’re a devoted Evernote user and a devoted Dropbox user. Zapier will let you connect the two so that you can send your D…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/smithsonian-learning-lab-announces-most.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Smithsonian Learning Lab Announces Most Popular Resources of 2017</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a great tool for organizing collections of resources available through the Smithsonian. Through the Learning Lab you can search for and then gather together documents, images, videos, interactive animations, and lesso…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/how-to-quickly-create-virtual.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: How to Quickly Create a Virtual Conference Room</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Whether it is to host an online tutoring session or to connect with colleagues to plan a school event, from time to time we all can use a free and easy way to create online conference rooms.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://ditchthattextbook.com/2017/12/08/20-strategies-to-strengthen-the-link-with-parents-at-home/”>20+ strategies to strengthen the link with parents at home | Ditch That Textbook</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>In the end, parents and teachers really do have the same goals. Parents want to see their kids become the best human beings they can be. Teachers want to see that, too.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/the-met-puts-400000-high-res-images-online.html”>The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online &amp; Makes Them Free to Use | Open Culture</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that “more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online &amp; Makes Them Free to Use https://t.co/IKf8QJf5Sv https://t.co/1FWfseLCGg</p&gt;
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/08/infographicswebtools/”>9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>When learners design their own infographics they interpret their data, information, research and facts. Students create a meaningful connection with the data and share with others the important bigger picture the data tells. Infographics can persuad…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.gamified.uk/2017/12/07/underjustification-effect/”>Underjustification Effect – Gamified UK – #Gamification Expert</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>No votes yet. Please wait… Overjustification Effect Before we get onto Underjustification effect, let’s talk about its inspiration. Many of you will know about The Overjustification effect, first described by Daryl Bem in his work on Self-Percepti…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.coolcatteacher.com/metaverse-augmented-reality-browser-classroom-breakout/”>Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program Breakouts and More</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Augmented reality is here. Finally! When Google Docs came out, I stopped everything and let all of my classes experience it. Also, I learned about Twitter, I did the same thing. Well, several weeks ago, I stopped everything and took all of my studen…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://elearningindustry.com/game-based-learning-for-increased-learner-engagement-revitalizing-3-online-learning-activities?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ElearningIndustry+%28eLearning+Industry+-+The+Top+eLearning+Articles+-+Post+your+eLearning+article%21%29″>Game-Based Learning – Revitalizing 3 Online Learning Activities – eLearning Industry</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Game-Based Learning – Revitalizing 3 Online Learning Activities https://t.co/4i0ciL48nm via @elearnindustry</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://twitter.com/cybraryman1/status/938453975522783238″>Jerry Blumengarten on Twitter: “My Minecraft page https://t.co/HhBsM8b3RT Suggest using Minecraft for #HourofCode #CEWeek My #MinecraftEdu Mavens are @mr_isaacs… https://t.co/YOFHK2TMWr”</a></p&gt;
<p class=”diigo-description”>Great work @cybraryman1 You ROCK! https://t.co/VOxa8vXnd9</p&gt;
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://corelaboratewa.org/ngss-the-scientific-method/?utm_campaign=corelaboratewatwitter&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=twitter”>NGSS &amp; The Scientific Method</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>NGSS &amp; The Scientific Method https://t.co/vEzLfM80uW via @educatoral #WATeachLead #ccc #inquiry #ngss</p>
<p class=”diigo-tags”>tags:<a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/WATeachLead”>WATeachLead</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/ccc”>ccc</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/inquiry”>inquiry</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/ngss”>ngss</a></p&gt;
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/promoting-school-events-through-social.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Promoting School Events Through Social Media</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>My personal Facebook and Instagram feeds are starting to be filled up with pictures from holiday concerts that my friends’ kids are performing in.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/07/timelinewebtools/”>8 Web Tools for Creating Multimedia Timelines – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” -?Robert Penn Warren As the New Year approaches we often reflect on the pas…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://elearningindustry.com/game-based-learning-for-increased-learner-engagement-revitalizing-3-online-learning-activities”>Game-Based Learning – Revitalizing 3 Online Learning Activities – eLearning Industry</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­It’s no secret that organizational training is an important aspect for companies to withstand competition in an ever-changing marketplace.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/canva-for-education.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Canva for Education</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Earlier this week I mentioned having students use Canva to create holiday greeting cards. I’ve since had some folks ask about how students can use it if they don’t have email accounts.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/google-sites-now-supports-html.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Google Sites Now Supports HTML &amp; Javascript Embed Codes</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>One my biggest complaints about Google Sites has always been that it doesn’t accept third party embed codes. This means that you couldn’t embed videos from great websites like Next Vista for Learning, embed Tweets, or embed any interactive elements …</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://blog.capterra.com/lms-glossary/”>LMS Glossary – Capterra Blog</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>If you’re new to learning management systems, the vocabulary and acronyms can feel like trying to read road signs in a foreign language. This LMS and eLearning glossary will translate the most important terms for you and help you find your destinati…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2017/research/multiplayer-video-games/”>Multiplayer video games: Link between skill and intelligence – News and events, The University of York</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Researchers at the University of York have discovered a link between young people’s ability to perform well at two popular video games and high levels of intelligence.
Researchers discover link between video game skill and intelligence.
https://t.co/BtxvEH5F31 via @UniOfYork #gamestudies</p>
<p class=”diigo-tags”>tags:<a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/gamestudies”>gamestudies</a></p&gt;
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://dianeravitch.net/2017/12/06/after-17-years-of-reform-international-test-scores-stagnant/”>After 17 Years of “Reform,” International Test Scores Stagnant | Diane Ravitch’s blog</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>In 2000, when George W. Bush ran for President, we heard about “the Texas Miracle.” We were told that testing every child every year would produce high test scores and close the achievement gaps.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/free-wall-maps-for-your-classroom.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Free Wall Maps for Your Classroom</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Like good manners and flannel shirts, wall maps never go out of style. If you need some new maps to put on the walls of your classroom, take a look at the free maps that National Geographic offers.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/a-multimedia-timeline-of-wwii-in-pacific.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: A Multimedia Timeline of WWII in the Pacific</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>As any good student of history can tell you, the Pacific theater of World War II was just as complicated as the European theater. National Geographic has a multimedia timeline that can help students understand the sequence and significance of events…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/8-good-resources-for-learning-about.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: 8 Good Resources for Learning About Pearl Harbor</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Tomorrow is the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Of course, that wasn’t the first military action of the Japanese during WWII. It’s just the event that finally got the U.S. to declare war. The 1941 Project is an interactive m…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/5-ways-for-students-to-create.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways for Students to Create Multimedia eBooks</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Writing a multimedia ebook or magazine can be a good way for students to illustrate and or further explain portions of fiction and non-fiction stories that they develop.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://geekdad.com/2017/12/daddydaughtermarvel-a-fandom-fitness-challenge/&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Marvel Fandom Fitness Challenge from GeekDad</a></p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/06/parentcommunicationtools/”>9 Web Tools and Apps for Communicating More Effectively with Parents – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull One goal teachers often struggle with is communicating regularly with parents. Sending emails or texts to every parent is …</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2017/12/6-strategies-everyone-forgets-to.html”>Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 6 Strategies Everyone Forgets To Include When Delivering PD</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>I’ve helped facilitate or organize hundreds if not thousands of professional learning opportunities. These are the strategies facilitators most often forget when delivering professional development. With a little bit work, you can ensure this doesn’…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://globalfrp.org/Articles/Parent-Teacher-Conference-Tip-Sheets-For-Principals-Teachers-and-Parents?utm_content=buffer0a8db&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=linkedin.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer”>Parent Teacher Conference Tip Sheets: For Principals, Teachers, and Parents | Global Family Research Project</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Parent–teacher conferences are an important component of ongoing home–school communication and family involvement in children’s education. These tip sheets—for principals, teachers, and parents—can help ensure that conferences achieve their maximum …</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/holiday-greeting-card-creators-for-kids.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Holiday Greeting Card Creators for Kids</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>It is the time of the year for sending greeting cards. This is a great opportunity to have students practice letter writing (yes, some people still like letters) and to practice design skills. Here are two good services that your students could use …</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://blog.ncce.org/2017/12/05/first-look-google-data-studio/”>First Look: Google Data Studio – NCCE’s Tech Savvy Teacher Blog</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Mike is currently the Instructional Program Director for the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s state virtual school.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://edtechnut.blogspot.com/2017/12/design-virtual-trips-with-google-tour.html”>EdTech Nut – Kelly Fitzgerald: Design Virtual Trips with Google Tour Builder</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Tour Builder, a free Google tool, that allows users to build virtual trips showcasing text, images, and videos. Here is an example for the book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://elearninginfographics.com/detailed-analysis-ai-and-machine-learning-infographic/”>A Detailed Analysis Of AI And Machine Learning Infographic – e-Learning Infographics</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Machine learning is the key technology behind the use of Artificial Intelligence applications. We know that AI applications are growing tremendously and businesses are focusing on efficient use of such applications which is becoming a mandate for ev…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/but-i-gave-you-credit-lessons-about.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: But I Gave You Credit… Lessons About Copyright</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>The blog post that I published yesterday in which I listed people and organizations who have recently stolen my work has elicited quite a few responses already. A couple of those responses have included, “you were given credit at the end.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/05/comiccreatorsappstools/”>11 Comic Creation Web Tools and Apps – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Students enjoy learning with comics and creating them. Comics help students visualize their learning. I’ve gotten students to create comics to illustrate logical fallacies, summarize articles, provide instructions, and express themselves.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://pernillesripp.com/2017/12/05/to-my-almost-nine-year-old-daughter/”>To My Almost Nine-Year-Old Daughter |</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>It started with your long sleeves. Do you remember that? It was September and I couldn’t understand for the life of me why you insisted on every day wearing long sleeves too school even though it was 90 degrees out. You finally told me it was bec…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.theedublogger.com/2017/12/04/hour-of-code-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/”>Hour Of Code: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly – The Edublogger</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>This week, teachers and students around the world are participating in ‘Hour of Code™’ projects. It is huge! In its fifth year, there are over 100,000 registered events taking place in all corners of the globe.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/how-to-compare-information-on-wolfram.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: How to Compare Information on Wolfram Alpha</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>As I mentioned in a blog post published over the weekend, Wolfram Alpha is useful for more than just solving math and science problems. In fact, it can be a great resource for students who need to quickly find and compare background information on t…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://undsci.berkeley.edu”>Understanding Science</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-tags”>tags:<a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/science”>science</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/education”>education</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/resources”>resources</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/teaching”>teaching</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/biology”>biology</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/understanding”>understanding</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/resource”>resource</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/learning”>learning</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/ngss”>ngss</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/sep”>sep</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/ccc”>ccc</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/scientific”>scientific</a&gt; <a href=”https://www.diigo.com/user/educatoral_/method”>method</a></p&gt;
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/04/gamecreators/”>15 Web Tools and Apps for Students to Design Games – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Students love playing digital games and research shows that powerful learning can occur with game-based curriculums. This is why the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions, has students c…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.netfamilynews.org/facebooks-messenger-kids-important-digital-parenting-tool”>Facebook’s Messenger Kids: Important new digital-parenting tool – NetFamilyNews.org | NetFamilyNews.org</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Facebook’s launch of Messenger Kids is a game-changer – but not just in the way you might think. Sure it’s the world’s largest social media service’s first product for people under 13. That’s certainly big news, and what will capture most of the hea…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://geekdad.com/2017/12/save-net-neutrality-be-an-avenger/”>Save Net Neutrality: Be an Avenger GeekMom</a></p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/12/04/tips-and-tricks-to-keep-kids-on-track-during-genius-hour-projects/”>Tips And Tricks To Keep Kids On Track During Genius Hour Projects | MindShift | KQED News</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>When Sean Crevier accidentally wandered into the room where educators at a Milwaukee Edcamp were discussing 20 percent time projects, also known as Genius Hour, he stayed only out of politeness. He had no idea the stories colleagues shared there wou…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au/2017/12/04/working-with-families-10-internet-safety-tips-parents/”>Working With Families: 10 Internet Safety Tips for Parents – Primary Tech</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>This is an update of ‘Ten Internet Safety Tips for Parents’ from October, 2012. Scroll down to find a printable poster to distribute to families. An important part of a teacher’s role is to work with parents to provide the best possible outcomes for…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2017/11/for_csed_week_-_teach_thinking_not_coding.html”>For Computer Science Ed Week – Teach Thinking NOT Coding – EdTech Researcher – Education Week</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>It was an honor to co-author this post with Douglas Kiang, computer science teacher at Punahou School, and CS50 Teaching Fellow at Harvard University in the Computer Science department.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://edtechnut.blogspot.com/2017/12/google-classroom-tutorial-with-teacher.html”>EdTech Nut – Kelly Fitzgerald: Google Classroom Tutorial with Teacher and Student Views</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Here is my Google Classroom tutorial that has both a teacher and student view. I am constantly adding and changing the views based on Google updates, so check back regularly. Click here to view resource in full screen.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.spencerauthor.com/flow-theory/”>Five Ways to Boost Student Engagement with Flow Theory – John Spencer</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>If we want students to develop a maker mindset, we need to empower them to hit a state of creative flow. Flow Theory explains what happens when we hit that place of “optimal experience,” where you are fully engaged, present, and focused.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/two-good-tools-that-help-students-learn.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Two Good Tools That Help Students Learn to Program Games</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Code Maven and Game Maven are interactive programming tutorials from Crunchzilla. Code Maven and Game Maven use the same style as the popular Code Monster javascript programming tutorial.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2017/12/03/pbs-newshour-video-what-is-net-neutrality/”>PBS NewsHour Video: “What is Net Neutrality?” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>I’m a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/12/zoho-notebook-your-evernote-and-google.html”>Free Technology for Teachers: Zoho Notebook – Your Evernote and Google Keep Alternative</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Zoho Notebook is the alternative to Evernote and Google Keep that I mentioned in last week’s edition of Practical Ed Tech Live. Zoho Notebook is a free and advertising-free tool for taking notes in typed, drawn, and spoken form. Zoho Notebook is ava…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2017/12/8-tips-for-making-movies-with-google.html”>Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 8 Tips For Making Movies with Google Photos</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Since discovering how easy it is to make movies with Google photos at the start of the school year, I’ve made several movies. Most movies were made to capture a day of learning with other innovative educators. I also made a movie to capture a vacati…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2017/12/03/ezinecreators/”>8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines – Teacher Reboot Camp</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.” – Joseph Pulitzer When I was a child, my father only accept…</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”http://edtechnut.blogspot.com/2017/12/10-ways-students-can-use-instagram-in.html”>EdTech Nut – Kelly Fitzgerald: 10 Ways Students Can Use Instagram in the Classroom (with templates)</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media tools out there. Below is a chart from The Statistics Portal on the growth of users over the last few years. Many of the users are the students in our classrooms.</p>
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<p class=”diigo-link”><a href=”https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/stop-killing-reading/”>How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading | Cult of Pedagogy</a></p>
<p class=”diigo-description”>If I had to pick one thing that makes the biggest difference in the quality of any person’s education, the quality of their life, really, it would be reading.</p>
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