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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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    13 Things in the Digital Vault of the National Archives

    13 Things in the Digital Vault of the National Archives
    One of the best resources I have found for students to use is from The National Archives Website. When we think of the National Archives we immediately picture the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, etc., and we should because these very important documents are housed under the care of the National Archives. BUT….they have sooooo much more, and you can see ...
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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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    Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

    Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction
    One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds. Technology makes it possible to pace lessons appropriately for each student's learning level and can ...
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    A Web Browser Just for Kids

    A Web Browser Just for Kids
    Kido’z is a web browser specifically designed just for kids. The Kido’z browser is a completely protected environment where kids can surf web sites, watch kid appropriate videos and play games. Kido’z has an incredibly simple interface that is even appropriate for non readers and writers. The browser blocks links, scripts and other opportunities for kids to be lead to websites ...
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    Interactive Curriculum to Enhance Student Learning

    Interactive Curriculum to Enhance Student Learning
    It can be challenging to find time to engage one-on-one with each student daily, but active learning is important for student comprehension and retention. When you can't reach every student every minute, let technology step in to help. There are several free websites that offer curriculum integration with videos, games, and interaction in a variety of subject areas. Some of these ...
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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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    Integrate Google Sky into Your Classroom

    Integrate Google Sky into Your Classroom
    What it is: Google comes out with some really incredible tools and Google Sky is definitely one of them. Think Google Earth for the Sky and you will get a pretty accurate picture of what Google Sky entails. Students can get up close and personal with the Solar System, Constellations, the Hubble Telescope Showcase, Backyard Astronomy, Chandra X-Ray Showcase, GALEX Ultraviolet ...
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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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    Social Media Failure in Our School Districts

    Social Media Failure in Our School Districts
    By now, we've all heard the concerns about social media in the K-12 setting. The fears of teachers revealing their personal lives of Facebook. The worry of what can be accessed and posted on YouTube, revealing the good, bad, and ugly of the 21st century classroom. Even ongoing tweets about both policy and practice in the classroom or the central office. ...
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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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    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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