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Google Tools. Recommended Android Apps - Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Education in the Digital Era. Libraries/Tools. Technology Ideas. Read & Listen Along Sites for Summertime & Beyond. The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet. Paper. Fall Fun: Great Books About Autumn. Brimming with golden leaves, gusty winds, harvest happenings, and winter preparations, these engaging picture books are just right for late-autumn sharing.

Fall Fun: Great Books About Autumn

Awesome Autumn. by Bruce Goldstone. Holt. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780805092103. PreS-Gr 3—Goldstone’s cornucopia of clear explanations, crisp photos, and captivating facts provides an accessible look at all things autumn. Baby Bear Counts One. by Ashley Wolff. illus. by author. PreS-K—Awakened by a loud “thockthockthock,” a curious cub wonders who is making the noises he hears around him. Flora’s Very Windy Day. by Jeanne Birdsall. illus. by Matt Phelan. K-Gr 3—Though Flora sometimes wishes her annoying little brother would go away, when an autumn wind whisks him into the air, she immediately kicks off her “super-special heavy-duty red boots” and follows after.

New Picture Book Biographies. It’s been a stellar season for nonfiction, particularly for picture book biographies.

New Picture Book Biographies

These appealing and carefully researched examples of the genre are perfect for introducing a broad range of readers to their subjects and leading students to further inquiry. Barb Rosenstock’s Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention (Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, Sept. 2014; K-Gr 3) focuses on the great man as a rambunctious and curious 11-year-old. While the common wisdom of the day, even among sailors, was that swimming would make you sick, Ben was in his element in the water and took to Boston’s Charles River like an otter. He observed the shapes and habits of fish and other creatures and, through trial and error, devised a pair of swim fins and sandals to help propel him through the water faster. Edutopia. One day, in front 36 riotous sophomores, I clutched my chest and dropped to my knees like Sergeant Elias at the end of Platoon.


Instantly, dead silence and open mouths replaced classroom Armageddon. Standing up like nothing had happened, I said, "Thanks for your attention -- let's talk about love poems. " I never used that stunt again. After all, should a real emergency occur, it would be better if students call 911 rather than post my motionless body on YouTube. Stage Pro: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera. Edtech Conferences You Need To Know.

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MakerFaire. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Over 100 Free Audio Books for Early Readers. November, 2014Unite for Literacy is a great website I discovered through Mattbgomz.

Over 100 Free Audio Books for Early Readers

The site features over 100 audio books for early readers. You can use these materials with your kids to help them improve their reading skills. These books can also be played on iPad so you can access them on the go. Unite for Literacy library. Math Games - Free Math Practice Games and Apps. How to Eliminate Choices as They're Used on Google Forms. eQuizShow - Free Online Quiz Show Templates. 12 Good Tools for Creating End-of-Year Review Activities. Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets. Lab Scheduler is a neat Google Sheets Add-on that enables you to easily create and maintain a lab or room reservation system for your school.

Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets

It is designed for schools that use a labeled block schedule (for example, the high school in my district uses "period 1" through "period 8" even though there are only four periods in a given day). Once you have added Lab Scheduler to your Google Spreadsheet it will walk you through the process of creating blocks of time and lab/room space in your spreadsheet. You can set your Lab Scheduler to maintain a preview of as many dates as you like.

The preview is what people will see when they want to make a reservation. Share the spreadsheet with your staff and they can reserve a block of time in it. Science Resources. History of Inst Media Part 1 Reiser. Blooms Taxonomy old vs new chart. Piaget's Stages. From Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development Kay C.

Piaget's Stages

Wood, Harlan Smith, Daurice Grossniklaus Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, University of Georgia Introduction From his observation of children, Piaget understood that children were creating ideas. Koehler2009 Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page. 26 Free Tools for Your 1-to-1 Classroom. 30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015. 30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year.

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology. "I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology.

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have a difficult time navigating the digital world. As schools around the globe begin to embed the use of technology in their learning environments, these teachers can be left feeling frustrated and marginalized by the new tools they are required to use but do not understand.

The school where I teach is currently within its post-BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation age. We started with a small cohort of tech-savvy teachers to pilot a BYOD program with selected classes. 5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology. 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom. 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom.

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers. It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? Teacher tools 2.0. Ed and Periodic Videos. EDpuzzle. INFOhio's Tech Skills for Online Testing. 12 Best Math Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core Standards.

If you are in a state that is aligning its curriculum to Common Core, you are, no doubt, on the hunt for apps and websites that support Common Core State Standards. 11 Common Core-Mapped EdTech Tools Teachers Love. In March, we launched a new discovery tool on Graphite called Common Core Explorer. Common Core Explorer provides intuitive filters for teachers to use to quickly surface apps, games, and webites that support teaching specific standards. Also in March, we invited educators to write Field Notes about apps, games, and webites that support teaching specific Common Core State standards.

In this roundup, we highlight Field Notes that provide great insights for teachers who are looking to leverage technology as they make the transition to Common Core. PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids. EdWebet50 - Google Apps. Paper Flowers. Just For Kids.