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Ed Tech Bits-2016-02-08

Classroom application documents for 8.2 are online with the standard 8 materials.

It’s posted at (http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2014/tech/) or if you need an easier to remember link tinyurl.com/techcads

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Thank you ISTE for archiving this presentation:

On Thursday, January 21st, Heidi Tandy gave an informative webinar on recent court decisions that focus on Fair Use of copyrights, and how courts’ clarifications and expansions of the definitions of Fair Use and transformative works can expand a teacher’s toolbox inside the classroom. This 50 minute discussion and the resources Heidi shared were of utmost value. Access the information at:

Presentation - iste.adobeconnect.com/p2rok39rlfz

Slide Deck (w/ resources in the notes area) - www.haikudeck.com/...

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FREE resources for Digital Citizenship and Cybersafety, check out the 21things4teachers and the 21things4students projects. These projects have both earned the ISTE Seal of Alignment to show that they are aligned to ISTE Teacher or Student standards.

Developed by three Michigan ISDs and supported by the state REMC association, the teacher project is designed to provide teachers with resources and tutorials to develop their technology skills to support best practice instruction in the classroom. Thing 8 is Digital Citizenship (be sure to check out the "Additional Resources" tab, too!). 

The 21things4students is a FREE online technology curriculum for grades 5-9. It is project based and has a series of Quests students complete to earn badges for topics including digital citizenship lessons on Cybersafety, Be Legal and Fair, Digital Footprint, etc. These projects are used by thousands of teachers and students nationally and internationally!

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Student lead EdCamp http://blogs.ncs-nj.org/grobbins/2016/01/24/student-led-edcamp-period-takes-ncms-to-new-heights/

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Teaching with You Tube 197 digital channels for learning http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/technology/teaching-youtube-197-digital-channels-learning/

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10 Google Doc hacks that every teacher should know http://dailygenius.com/10-google-docs-hacks-every-teacher-should-know/

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Enjoyed this session at TECHSPO presented by Kathy Sobeck and Miriam Parkinson from Fairlawn Schools. Some great Google additions some of which I hadn’t known. www.fairlawnschools.org/techspo16

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Archived presentations from the 2016 Student Technology Conference, “Connecting the World One Student at a Time” http://studenttechnologyconference.com/page/recordings2015

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Digital Learning Day (www.digitallearningday.org ) is on February 17th, 2016, and we would like you to join in!  It’s a day thousands of schools and local communities across the country recognize great teaching practices and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes with the help of digital tools. As a grassroots effort, Digital Learning Day encourages students, teachers, leaders, and communities to be part of transforming our education system. That means thinking differently about how technology can be used to support more engaged, deeper learning opportunities for all students. Get involved by adding an event or activity to the official Digital Learning Day map or joining the online conversation using #DLDay.

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Enrich the writing process with a color thesaurus http://www.boredpanda.com/color-thesaurus-char-ingrid-sundberg/?utm_content=buffer98444&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer .

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Teachers Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/how/tech/international/index.html

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Reach out with Skype in the Classroom https://education.microsoft.com/skypeintheclassroom

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NASA Spinoff and Research Challenge https://edu.glogster.com/contest/NASA-Spinoff-Contest?utm_source=Glogster&utm_medium=emailW2&utm_campaign=OPSPARC

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29 Hidden Chrome features to make your life easier http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/323996/29-hidden-chrome-features-that-will-make-your-life-easier

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Google will now warn you about sites with fake “download” buttons http://lifehacker.com/google-will-now-warn-you-about-sites-with-fake-downloa-1757046319?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29