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Ed Tech Bits-2015-07-23

Survey: 93 Percent of Teachers Believe That Personal Devices Connect Students to Real-World Learning http://thejournal.com/articles/2015/06/23/survey-mobile-devices-connect-students-to-real-world-learning.aspx?=THEMOB

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Want to understand 3D Printing? http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-Basics/?ALLSTEPS

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Thirty-five percent of high schools currently include science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in their core curriculum, according to a recent report from IESD and Vernier. Another 41% of high schools plan to implement STEM courses by next year. The report is available for download from Vernier's website.

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The art Educators of NJ conference in October in Long Branch NJ: Full SteAm Ahead. Keynote by Susan Riley (education closet) the schedule will be up on the website in a few weeks. There is some info there now: www.aenj.org. Over 100 presentations.

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Free MoodleCloud for teachers http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/06/moodle-launches-free-cloud-hosting-for-educators.aspx

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FREE my favorite word…

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

K12 Blueprint for OER Course Construction

Presented by Tami Echard, Supervisor of Instructional Development with Georgia Virtual School

Pre-registration is not required for OER in the K-12 Classroom community members.
Join the webinar at the scheduled time with this link: www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet22
You'll be automatically emailed a CE certificate for attending a live session.

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On August 19, 2015, Nureva will be hosting Meaningful Digital Portfolios: Integrating Assessment and Reflection as part of our summer learning series. This hands-on workshop will provide you with an opportunity to learn how digital portfolios support authentic assessment and reflection. You’ll be able to discuss best practices with other teachers, explore digital portfolio software, and build engaging projects for your students. The workshop is free to attend and all attendees will receive a one-year subscription to Nureva Troove digital portfolio software.

Where:       NYU Kimball Hall Lounge, (1st Floor Lounge) 246 Greene St., New York, NY 10003

Time:        AM session 8:30 a.m. – noon  PM session 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Microsoft releases a new website to help teachers use Mindcraft in their classrooms http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/07/microsoft-released-new-website-to-help.html

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Little bits educator guide http://littlebits.cc/educator-resources

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How to use Periscope in education http://pikemalltech.com/how-to-use-periscope-for-education/

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Find a mystern Skype activity https://education.skype.com/mysteryskype

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20 tools in 20 minutes https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0vioi7UsM1BMktiZ1NsSENET1U/view

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7 Apps for Global Awareness http://thejournal.com/articles/2015/07/21/7-apps-for-building-global-awareness-in-the-classroom.aspx?=THEMOB

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15 Tips for a new teacher from a technology facilitator https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-07-22-15-tips-for-new-teachers-from-a-technology-facilitator?utm_campaign=b42b14e7b1-Instruct+180&utm_medium=email&utm_source=EdsurgeTeachers&utm_term=0_3d103d3ffb-b42b14e7b1-291853353

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