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    Math Doodles

    [photo:62038] What it is: Math Doodles is a set of math games created by Daren Carstens that help students learn the most important aspect of math…it can be fun! Daren created Math Doodles as a place where students can “discover the joy, wonder, and fun of mathematics.” I have to admit that I would not have classified math as a “fun” ...
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    Should Social Networking Sites Be Blocked at School?

    Should Social Networking Sites Be Blocked at School?
    I think part of the desire to block is fear of the unknown. When rock and roll first hit the scene, parents around the world were horrified and wanted this new type of music banned and hidden from their children. I’m sure that when the first automobile hit the roads, there was fear of how this newfangled thing would affect our ...
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    Teaching Students to Face Digital Criticism

    Teaching Students to Face Digital Criticism
    I had a great conversation with a blogging ‘colleague’ of mine the other day about the complexities of online communication. The conversation started after we both were confused/concerned about comments made or posts written about us or things we had written - we started direct messaging on twitter to see how best to interpret the situations and get outside opinion on ...
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    International Children's Digital Library

    International Children's Digital Library
    A Library for the World's Children URL: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Intended for: Kids ages 3 – 13 and Adults As a reading and ESL teacher in Cairo, Egypt, I was constantly on the lookout for interesting books that would appeal to the diverse group of students that I taught. I liked to think I was pretty up-to-date on what was available online. Without ...
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    The False Promise of Technology

    The False Promise of Technology
    Technology is amazing, hey? The fact that you’re reading this right now is nothing short of amazing. How many new tweets/blog posts/Facebook status updates have been projectile vomited into cyberspace in the short time it has taken you to read these three sentences? It’s like that scene in Stand By Me when Lard Ass Hogan barfs on four-time pie-eating champion, Bill ...
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    Feature Column: Blogging: You and Your Classroom

    Feature Column: Blogging: You and Your Classroom
    h4. Feature Topic: Blogging *_iLearn Technology is dedicated to giving teachers practical tips for integrating technology into the classroom. All of the resources are free to use and simple to implement. Starting this Friday, this column will appear as a weekly feature, don't miss it!_* h4. *Blogging: You & Your Classroom* h4. 1. imbee h4. What it is: Social networking is ...
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    How to Use Internet to Make a Masterpiece

    How to Use Internet to Make a Masterpiece
    Each student comes to class with unique interests and experiences. Many students are creative beyond their years. Art can be a way for students to express themselves and find their own creative voice. Take a trip to a virtual gallery where you own students are the star artists, or help students add original art to their own stories creating their ...
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    Garage Band Introduction

    Garage Band is a program that comes on Macintosh computers. It lends itself to many uses, both in the music classroom, computer class and general classroom. h4. Music Classroom Uses With No Additional Equipment h4. 1. Record Live Music Create a new project. It doesn't matter what tempo or key if you're recording live music. You do, however, want to turn ...
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    5 Lesson Planning Tips for Incorporating Technology

    5 Lesson Planning Tips for Incorporating Technology
    The signs of technological revolution are everywhere - kids with their cells and ipods; teachers with their laptops, digital presentations, and parents and teachers and kids with their blackberries. The possibilities of course, are endless….. Since we are teachers working in a digital age, we also need to think a bit more digitally in both the user and learner sense of ...
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    REAL 1:1 LEARNING

    REAL 1:1 LEARNING
    In my classroom, every student has their own computer to use for the entire class period everyday. Some call this a 1:1 ratio (computer to student). It is a great blessing for students to not have to share their computers while they are working. Effectively incorporating computers into my approach to teaching is a challenging and wonderfully rewarding experience. People ask ...
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    Student Exploration is Key

    Student Exploration is Key
    The hot currency to kids in my classes is ‘free’ computer time - as in, time on a computer DURING class, where they can choose their own activity. In my experience, so many teachers look down on this as simply a waste of computer lab time and a teacher not doing his/her job - I look at it very differently. A ...
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    The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators: FREE eBook

    The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators: FREE eBook
    I am excited to announce the release of a free ebook: The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators- a comprehensive introduction to using technology in all k-12 classrooms. Think of this as an early Christmas present! [gate] Richard Byrne from Free Tech 4 Teachers is the brilliant mind behind this ebook. About a month ago, he approached some of your ...
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    Fold a U.S. Candidate

    Fold a U.S. Candidate
    Fold a US Candidate is a fun site that has paper foldable puppets of the US candidates for the 2008 election. This is a fun site to get your students interested in the upcoming election. (I am very entertained by this right now!) Both presidential nominees are featured as well as their wives. There is also an election day count down ...
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    3 Interactive Activities for Engligh & Language Arts

    1. Skype an Author Network What it is: The Skype an Author Network is doing what technology should do, connecting students to the world. The Skype an Author Network provides a way for teachers or librarians k-12 to connect authors, young readers, and books through virtual visits. Students can video chat with authors while they are reading books written by the ...
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    Send Your Students' Names To the Moon

    Send Your Students' Names To the Moon
    Join NASA’s Return to the Moon by sending your name to the moon. Names are being collected online by NASA and will be placed onboard the LRO spacecraft for its next mission to the moon. Students who sign up will receive a certificate showcasing their support of this historic mission back to the moon. The purpose of LRO is to map ...
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    How to Create Virtual Bookshelf

    How to Create Virtual Bookshelf
    As summer break approaches, we teachers start thinking about how far we have come during the school year with our students. We also dread that they will be on their own for the summer and may or may not be reading. Shelfari is a virtual bookshelf that you create to show off books that you have read and recommend. It is ...
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    How to Use Online Video Applications for Learning

    How to Use Online Video Applications for Learning
    Do you have students that are addicted to YouTube? Use that to your advantage for a learning tool that is very similar. Dipity is a site that makes it simple for your students to create and share interactive timelines about any subject or topic. It allows students to embed You Tube videos, Twitter, RSS feeds, Blogger, flickr, Picasa, Last FM, and ...
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    Learning Clip

    Learning Clip is a wonderful FREE math site out of the UK that provides short learning clips to be used in primary math classes. The short video clips are explanations of math concepts. Each video clip is followed by a game or activity where students can practice the new concept. The whole site is intended to be used in whole class ...
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    Three Cool Tools for Teaching

    Three Cool Tools for Teaching
    Glogster is a great creativity site who’s tag line is “poster yourself”. A ‘glog’ is basically an online poster web page. Students can combine text, pictures, graphics, video, and audio to create an interactive online poster. Glogster has a very simple to use interface. The final glog can be hosted by Glogster or you can embed it into a wiki, blog, ...
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    Podcasting Resources

    h4. Videos h4. Integrating Podcasting into Your Classroom h4. Steve Jobs, of Apple, demonstrates how to use Garage Band to make Podcasts. h4. Podcasting Classes h4. Reference Books !http://teaching.monster.com/nfs/teaching/photos/0001/4620/podc_max192w.jpg! Review: Finally-a technology that helps bridge the gap between content delivery and today's "digital native" students. Podcasting is a method of making audio or video content available regularly via the Web. It ...
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