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Ed Tech Bits-2015-03-27

The State Educational Technology Directors’ Association (SETDA) has published a new resource intended to help guide states in supporting the use of OER - http://www.setda.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Digital_brief_3.10.15c.pdf.

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27 Places to find free images for use http://www.problogger.net/archives/2015/03/20/where-to-find-free-images-online/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMoney+%28ProBlogger%3A+Helping+Bloggers+Earn+Money%29

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Thank you Edutopia…

5 Steps to Teach Coding to Your Elementary Students
Empower your kids to be logical thinkers and persistent problem-solvers.

Tech Tools to Teach Coding
Try experimenting with these free tools to find one that's right for your class.

Parents: Are Your Kids Obsessed With Video Games?
Reduce time spent playing video games by teaching kids how to create them instead.

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Authors who Skype with classrooms for free (always check) http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/

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7 digital resource must haves… http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/9098

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The changing cost of open source software http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/03/26/the-changing-cost-of-open-source.aspx

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Had to include this innovative concept product not because I know, support or have one but merely on an innovation level…

Rocketbook… use their pen and write or draw in their notebook. Send all info to locations in the cloud. Clear book pages by microwaving their notebook and continue to use notebook…

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rocketbook-cloud-integrated-microwavable-notebook

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A new tool called Choosito, allows students and teachers to avoid inappropriate sites and also search by grade level and reading level. https://www.choosito.com/

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Have you registered for Skype in the Classroom? global connections by registering for Skyoe in the Classroom (https://education.skype.com).

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Education technology is booming, and data show that last year schools purchased $8.38 billion in software, digital content and more -- an increase of over 5% from the year before. Educators now say the issue is identifying the right products that will help them meet their educational goals, including allowing students to drive their own learning. The Hechinger Report

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15 Digital Story Telling Tools http://list.ly/list/dAI-digital-storytelling-tools

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Experts and school leaders profiled in this article share seven strategies to help schools secure grants for educational technology. Strategies include starting with a compelling story, focusing on students and partnering with others. T.H.E. Journal