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5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

It installs on apps (or on phones and devices across the board, so Windows, Macs, Android, all of that). Again, I think the way it works — from the technology behind the scenes — I don’t feel like I’ve seen any slowdown whatsoever with any of them.

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Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school.

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Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Common Sense Media has released Digital Compass , a new tool to teach students about navigating the digital world. The game is currently available online with iOS, Android, and edmodo apps coming soon.

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MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

It has a 7” screen and runs on Android 4.2. Each step of the way they are supported and challenged as needed thanks to the adaptive technology built-in! At Anastasis, our learning portfolios are digital. We take a lot of pictures of non-digital work for those portfolios!

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. Using Technology with Young Learners.

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STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Programs are geared to the particular learning of Elementary and Middle School, and Middle and High School with games and lessons aligned to state and national standards like Common Core, TEKS and MAFS. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

There used to be no alternative but more and more, schools are using technology to keep the learning going. They are easy to use but do a run-through at the beginning of the school year to familiarize students with it — especially older elementary and middle school.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

PASCO Scientific is the global leader in developing technology-based solutions for hands-on science. Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. No matter the technology mix in the classroom, everyone shares the same user experience, with learning focused on the subject matter not the hardware, thus simplifying classroom management for the teacher.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. This site provides thousands of digitized books, audio recordings, DVDs/CDs from the public domain (or out-of-copyright).

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most elementary age kids I know love math, but that changes when they matriculate to middle school. To turn those numbers around, parents and teachers alike are looking to technology. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

BrainPOP is a collection of three-five minute animated movies, learning games, quizzes, and interactive activities for grades 3-8 addressing a wide variety of topics such as math, science, social studies, health, art, and technology. a link to your library’s digital site.

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10 ways to use QR Codes for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Just Google “QR Reader” It’s old technology so most choices will work fine. To find one for mobile devices, check the Android or App store. If your primary digital device is a desktop, use a downloaded software tool like the free Code Two.

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3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology has become the great equalizer, providing students of all skill levels the tools needed to fully participate in school. There are a lot of digital note-takers that can tape a lecture or a class or even a conversation. Availability: 5/5 (iOS, PC, Mac, Web, Android in beta).

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Want to Code on an IPad? Here are 3 Great Apps

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Kodable now offers a curriculum for elementary school. Availability: 5/5 (iOS, Android, Web, classes). Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Coding has become the poster child for a tech-infused classroom.

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The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

L2g derives from the ongoing Webheads in Action (WiA) community of practice and professional development movement, [link] which has been putting teachers and students in touch with one another digitally, at a distance, since 1998.