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Edutech for Teachers. Friday Five: 5 Fantastic Apps for the Common Core. The Common Core State Standards are here.

Friday Five: 5 Fantastic Apps for the Common Core

These are the apps you need. Tests and textbooks are catching on to the fact that teachers will be expected to meet the Common Core State Standards, but few apps are up to speed. Here are five iPad apps you can use to help your kids meet the new standards. 1. Common Core Standards - MasteryConnect If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward app for keeping track of the Common Core State Standards, here’s your guide. 2. Scootpad is an app with a great selection of standards-based practice for elementary classes. 3. Math Pentagon’s Math !!! All across the nation, school, teachers, students, libraries, and families... Smore - Design beautiful online flyers and publish instantly. OLE™ Community - Online Learning Exchange. A Simple Tool for Cleaning Up Your YouTube Viewing Experience.

Popcorn Maker. It’s Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use. Technology has become a seamless part of students’ lives in and out of the classroom, and schools must find ways to integrate it. This is one of the conclusions in a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), which states that policymakers at the highest level need to understand the trend and form a cohesive course of action for schools to follow. In Born in Another Time: Ensuring Educational Technology Meets the Needs of Students Today — And Tomorrow the NASBE focuses on the importance of understanding students’ needs, ensuring that teachers are prepared to meet those needs, and shoring up the technical infrastructure that will allow schools to participate.

“Our kids are digitally savvy when it comes to gaming, texting, and social networking, but when it comes to information, even the best students can be digital doofuses.” This excerpt addresses how educators and the Board should move forward in the shifting landscape. TagMyDoc: Share Documents With QR Codes. The very mention of QR codes will probably incite groans even in the least cynical of technophiles.

TagMyDoc: Share Documents With QR Codes

What once was a tangible, exciting example of two-worlds colliding, bringing the physical world into the digital realm with funky barcodes and smartphones, now illustrates what can happen when we’re not really quite sure how to implement a fledgling technology. Football teams with QR codes on their shirts? Gmail+1 = Student Email Addresses to Register for Online Services. The Gmail+1"hack" isn't a new trick and I can't remember when I first tried it, but it still works and it still provides a solution to a problem that a lot of teachers run into when they want their students to use a new web tool.

Gmail+1 = Student Email Addresses to Register for Online Services

Let's say there's a new service that I want my students to use but my students don't have email addresses that they can use to register for that service. In that case I can quickly generate Gmail addresses for my students by using the Gmail+1 hack. Here's how the Gmail+1 hack works: 1. Create a new Gmail account just for your class. Example mrbyrnesclass@gmail.com 2. Turn Pictures Into Stories With Fotobabble.

Workarounds for Clipping Web Pages into Evernote on iOS. Cyberkidz preschool games for toddlers - at home or at Kindergarten. Great cybersafety site from the FBI for Teachers & Students. With school back in session, one topic that’s on many class curriculums around the nation is cyber safety.

Great cybersafety site from the FBI for Teachers & Students

After all, it’s a hyper-connected world—with texting, social networking, e-mail, online gaming, chat, music downloading, web surfing, and other forms of wired and wireless communication now a regular part of children’s lives. The FBI has a new program that can help. Today, as part of its longstanding crime prevention and public outreach efforts, the FBI is announcing a free web-based initiative designed to help teachers educate students about cyber safety.

It’s called the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge—and it was developed with the assistance of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and with the input of teachers and schools. Jumpshare. Systems Manager. Apps - Muzy. JAM with Chrome. RealtimeBoard. About ABC Splash. Search and use free digital education resources ABC Splash brings you high-quality digital educational content from across the ABC and around the world.

About ABC Splash

This website offers a new, world-class education experience for Australian students, and is packed with thousands of videos, audio clips, games and interactive tools. USB Flash Diskette. Unused Words - Discover a new word every day. Repetition is Key! Working Towards Multiple Exposures of New Vocabulary. Anyone over 25 can surely remember making vocabulary flash cards, writing words over and over to learn the spelling, and generating example sentences to try and cement the meaning of new words.

Repetition is Key! Working Towards Multiple Exposures of New Vocabulary

TrueTube. Home - GameSalad. Geocube - The world of Geography at your fingertips. Inkle » inklewriter. Omeka. 7 Great YouTube Channels for Science. Below are some great YouTube channels for science.

7 Great YouTube Channels for Science

Google Documents and Common Core Standards. As I mentioned in my previous post, today I spent the day working with teachers on using Google apps to address some Common Core standards.

Google Documents and Common Core Standards

One of the things that I love about working with other teachers is the opportunity to learn from other teachers. Some technology schools should stop buying TODAY. For about as long as I can remember I have carried a Swiss Army knife in my pocket with my change.

Some technology schools should stop buying TODAY

It has a small blade less than an inch and a half long, a screwdriver blade/file, a small pair of scissors, a toothpick, and tweezers. My understanding is that actual members of the Swiss Army can use such a knife to kill an enemy in a dozen different ways, but I use mine primarily for opening boxes, trimming my finger nails, and cutting tags off things. None of the tools is as good as having a dedicated tool. The scissors are small; the screwdriver is hard to use; the tweezers are flimsy. Infinity Ring: Read the books and play the games. Today our guest post comes from Joy Burlak, Education Resource Centre Manager at Sunbury Downs College.

Infinity Ring: Read the books and play the games

Joy explains how the Infinity Ring series of books and games is taking her school library by storm. A poster came across my desk from Scholastic, promoting ‘Infinity Ring’ “Fix the past. Save the future. Read the book. Follow the guide. InstaBlogg - Instant blog posts. Empressr - The Best Online Rich Media Presentation Application. TheLearnia - Learn with your friends. Bibliography Templates for Google Documents. Ken-a-vision. Free App for iPad® and Android™ TabletsDesktop client now available for Windows and Mac EduCam Video <p>JavaScript required to play <a hreflang="en" type="video/mp4" href=" Video</a>. </p>

Fraudulant Fabrications. Fabrication A: Fabrication B: Sally 67% Ricky 92% Andy 45% Johnny 83% Conclusion: Too many people are not aware of the fraudulent nature of Photoshop and Grading, and this ignorance is causing immeasurable, undue harm to children and adults. NounProject. Do the Two Step to Protect Your Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box Files. Cloud storage of files is one of my favorite aspects of the modern Internet. Cloud storage services make it easy to access all of my important files from any computer and most mobile devices. And for students cloud storage eliminates the I forgot my flashdrive excuse for not having an assignment ready for class. The potential problem with cloud storage, and any other online service for that matter, is having your account compromised. One way to make it more difficult for your account to be compromised is to enable two-step authentication.

Two-step authentication for a Google account requires entering a verification code that Google sends to your cell phone. Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth. Empowering The BYOD REVOLUTION. Edcanvas. Historypin. 7 Web 2.0 Tools for Students. SmoothDraw SmoothDraw is an easy natural painting and digital free-hand drawing software that can produce high quality pictures. It supports many kinds of brushes (pen, pencil, dry media, airbrush, image, etc.), retouch, tools, layers, image adjustment, and many effects. This software works great with tablets and PC. It is a freeware so it is free to download. You can find the site here: Sketchometry.

Climate Science Info Zone - Home. Login to your Account. Cramberry: Create & study flash cards online. Watch free documentaries online. Activities - Stop Frame Animator. Start a Computer Programming Club at Your School - Digital Education. PicView. Construct 2 the HTML5 Game Maker - Scirra.com. Welcome to RoboMind.net, the new way to learn programming. Highlight Web Pages, Share Your Notes. Get 25GB of Box Storage with Fetchnotes. Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com. SoundCloud - Share Your Sounds.

Have Fun Teaching. Justbeamit.com. DNA of a 21st Century Educator (v2) Mobento. SchoolNotes 2.0. ClassJump.com - free websites for teachers.

Update Your Browser. Online annotation tool. Sketch and doodle your brains out. Dictation - Online Speech Recognition. 30 in 60 @ Blackfoot ETC 2012. One way to grow a networked teacher, is to grow a networked learner #pln " Cat's Pyjamas. 65 Years Ago a UFO Probably Maybe Possibly Crashed on Earth at Roswell. Shelfster - Capture information from everywhere and create useful documents. Practice. Learn. Succeed! The easiest way to share files online.

Dictionary definitions you can understand - YourDictionary. Dairy Interactive - Virtual Tour - Videos. A Simple Guide to All That Teachers Need to Know about Digital Citizenship. Digital citizenship is a key component of the technology and media literacy. We should not only teach our students how to be good citizens in the real physical world but how they can be good netizens of the online world as well.Today's learning requires alot of use of technology and most imprtant of all, our students are using technology on a daily basis- text messaging, blogging, Facebooking, Twittering, watching videos, gaming and networking.

They live in two different but interconnected worlds.