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    Presenting Knowtes: Flashcards 2.0

    Presenting Knowtes: Flashcards 2.0
    Knowtes is a flashcard based learning community (still in beta) that allows kids to build flashcard decks and study online. When students add a card to a Knowtes deck, it becomes due at optimized interval. The Knowtes Adaptive Learning Engine adjusts how frequently cards should be studied based on how well students know them. They can even watch their cards move ...
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    Scanning Brains for Success

    Scanning Brains for Success
    You can often hear the most interesting things on talk radio, particularly at the height of campaign season. This afternoon, Eduflack was surfing the AM stations and came across and interesting tale from primary season in Indiana. As he is barnstorming for his wife in the Hoosier State, former President Bill Clinton spoke on education. More importantly, he spoke on scientifically ...
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    Wilderness Classroom: Interdisciplinary Online Learning

    The Wilderness Classroom Organization (WCO) is a non-profit organization that strives to engage, excite, and motivate students and teachers using an interactive, technology-based learning model that draws upon people’s innate curiosity and desire for exploration. Essentially, this is a program set up to “electronically” bring young people on virtual expeditions all over the world. We bring our educational content—photos, journals, videos, ...
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    How One Teacher Helped 50 Children Get Laptops

    How One Teacher Helped 50 Children Get Laptops
    One of Teaching’s members, John Slattery of Santa Fe, NM, touched our community with his post of how he helped get 50 laptops donated to children in third world countries. This story warms the heart and reminds us that simple actions can have profound effects. You may have heard of the fabled "$100 laptop" that's been generating buzz for several ...
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    Teacher Podcasts, Students Tune into Learning

    Teacher Podcasts, Students Tune into Learning
    Amol Patel, biology teacher at Heritage High School in Leesburg, Virginia was a first-year teacher when he discovered that the use of podcasting can transform instruction in the classroom. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellow initially implemented podcasts as a solution to poor attendance. “I made podcasts of lectures, including the best questions asked in class, so that students who missed ...
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    Teacher-Bloggers: Is there a line?

    In reading the California Teachers Association magazine, teacher Darren Miller learned that teacher-bloggers’ free-speech rights may be limited by rules barring “immoral or unprofessional conduct.” Or not. The courts haven’t ruled. Related Links Product: Integrating Technology Into Teaching Buy now. Discussion: What do you think about teachers blogging? Talk back. Get the education you need to start earning more. Connect with ...
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    Tips and Tricks for Designing a Class Website

    Tips and Tricks for Designing a Class Website
    The internet is the way of the future for technology-savvy educators. Creating a website for your class can be a worthwhile tool to connect and share with members of the class, parents, other teachers and the world! Post news, photos, links and other useful tools. If you want to create a website for your class but don’t know where to ...
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    Feature Column: Navigating the Internet with Safe Sites for Students

    Feature Column: Navigating the Internet with Safe Sites for Students
    The internet is one of the most popular and valuable tools for finding and sharing information. Educators can take advantage of all the internet has to offer students with many sites that were designed for classroom use. From catching a bad internet character in a game to social networking with tweens in mind, these sites offer teachers good direction and ...
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    Speakaboos: Reading & Technology at Its Best

    [photo:54155] Some websites are so impressive that I immediately spam all teachers in my address book with them. Speakaboos is one of these sites for me. Speakaboos is a collection of online children stories read by celebrities (although this is not what impresses me). Each story is read aloud with flash illustrations and the words on each page for read-along. The ...
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    Help Students Understand Facebook Privacy

    Help Students Understand Facebook Privacy
    Facebook is the primary social network most of our students are accessing to manage their social lives. Are they going to stop using it anytime soon? No, they’re not. They’re not going to stop because it’s their communication platform- it’s where their friends are and it’s how they plan their lives. And that’s why we have to understand how it works ...
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    The Week in Rap

    The Week in Rap
    I remember being forced to pay attention to current events when I was in high school for class assignments. I know that my teachers were trying to get me to pay attention to what was happening in the world; but, to be perfectly honest, I hated watching an hour of news. My mind would wander and local news left a lot ...
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    Look at Looky Book

    Look at Looky Book
    What it is: Lookybook is amazing me today. This site, still in Beta version, is a place where kids can go to read and view picture book in their entirety. These are quality picture books such as “Alphabeasts” by Wallace Edwards and Franklin books by Paulette Bougeois. After a book has been read, it can be reviewed, rated, shared and put ...
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    Student Teachers: No Access = No Learning

    Student Teachers: No Access = No Learning
    The edtech community speaks and writes daily about convincing and teaching teachers to use technology in their classrooms. In a survey I did last week, the results showed just a tiny number of all of the sites and applications that are blocked for students, teachers, and administrators in various locations. As some people have mentioned to me, things vary widely by ...
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    Online Audio Stories

    Online Audio Stories
    What it is: Online Audio Stories is an impressive collection of free audio stories online. The audio books are all free and downloadable. The online version of the story includes accompanying text for students to follow along with. The short stories will transport students on a fun adventure of listening to fairy tales and classics. The extensive collection includes stories by ...
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    How Connected to Technology are Schools?

    How Connected to Technology are Schools?
    The latest issue of "Technology Counts" released a study that grades state schools on technology in three different areas: access to technology, use of technology and their capacity to use technology. It seems that no one mentions education these days without talking about the use of technology, so the study drives home how far education has come. Since 1994, schools overall ...
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    Learning Web 2.0 From Your Students in 4 Steps

    Learning Web 2.0 From Your Students in 4 Steps
    I’m asked all the time how I can stay current on all the latest technology that my students are involved with. The answer, as I shall explain, is simple and takes only three steps (maybe four). It’s true confession time. I learned about face-book from a soccer player. He couldn’t get off the site long enough to participate in class. MySpace ...
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    8 Ways Blogging Makes Me A Better Teacher

    8 Ways Blogging Makes Me A Better Teacher
    I have found this year that I have been making a lot of progress on my own personal teaching style. It’s my 6th year to teach, and I begin what could be seen as the downhill slope of teaching. Now that I am pretty adequate at getting children to be and stay quiet throughout class so that I can teach them, ...
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    Top 20 Blogs for Teachers

    Top 20 Blogs for Teachers
    When I first started out, I was living by myself far away from home. I didn’t have any friends in the community outside of the school. And those were either other band directors or band parents. I didn’t do anything to really try to keep in contact with college friends, I sort of had the Lone Ranger type approach. That was ...
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    A Day in the Life of an Elementary Computer Teacher/ Technology Integration Specialist

     A Day in the Life of an Elementary Computer Teacher/ Technology Integration Specialist
    I am a computer teacher at a large private school. I teach 545 students every week in kindergarten through fifth grade. During my off hours, I am a technology integration specialist, helping teachers utilize technology to increase student learning. A Typical School Day: 7:00 Leave the house, I am SO lucky to live minutes away from the school, on nice days ...
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    A Great Technology Activity for Students: Animalia

    A Great Technology Activity for Students: Animalia
    h4. *What it is:* The Animalia website is based on the popular book and television series written and illustrated by Graeme Base. The website is just as impressive as the book with amazing illustrations and activities for students. On the Animalia website, students are introduced to the characters of Animalia, the goal of the Animalia site, Animalia news, and games and ...
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