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Ed Tech Bits-2016-06-24

Biggest crowd funding sites for K-12 http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/04/29/14-sites-to-successfully-crowdfund-your-classroom/?ps=sue.sullivan@doe.state.nj.us-0013000000j18mV-0033000000qiEf3

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Below are three free workshops at TCNJ thanks to funding from the Martison Family Foundation grant for Computer Science Education.  Please  share with other teachers you think might be interested.  Our hope is to introduce new teachers to CS and give new ideas to experienced CS teachers.  Each workshop is independent of the others.

July 19th - 9:00-3:30  Introduction to Code.org: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=hftem6fab&oeidk=a07ecttfte08fc95454

 

July 20h - 9:00-3:30  Computational Thinking in I-STEM Activities: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=hftem6fab&oeidk=a07ecttm2kw847d6173

 

July 22th - 9:00-3:30  How to Start a Computer Science Club: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=hftem6fab&oeidk=a07ecttmqeo44cb4d16

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How to stop videos from auto playing in your browser http://www.pcworld.com/article/3083923/internet/stop-videos-from-autoplaying-in-your-browser.html#tk.rss_all

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Apple summer camp for kids http://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/21/apple-retail-announces-2016-summer-camp/

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The President unveils new initiatives during national week of making   https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/06/20/president-unveils-new-initiatives-during-national-week-of-making.aspx?admgarea=Features1

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AngelScholars, which launched its beta program on June 14, lets individuals create or contribute to scholarships and helps students find existing scholarships or create crowdfunding campaigns to fund their education.

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When Tech Meets PBL https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-06-22-when-tech-meets-project-based-learning

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Can’t take your students to the Smithsonian live and in person, take them virtually. Launched this week, the Smithsonian Learning Lab contains more than one million resources (including videos, photos, and primary documents) on topics from the Discovery space shuttle to the French and Indian War. Students and teachers can organize content into “collections” and set up quizzes or assignments, among other things.

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Virtual field trip opportunities for classrooms today: One example is the Ohio’s Center of Science and Industry videoconferencing program that allows classrooms to sit in on real, live surgeries. Studying how the human knee works from a book can be dry, but opening the door for students to watch a knee replacement surgery is anything but boring.  Another example is the Smithsonian’s free videoconferencing program.

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Thanks to Edusurge- Become a Certified CodeMonkey instructor
CodeMonkey is happy to offer an online MOOC for teachers. Learn everything you need to know about coding in just 7 easy steps and become a certified CodeMonkey instructor. Now get 50off using the ‘EDSURGE’ coupon code!  26 Jun  ·  Teachers

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EdTech Humor on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/guitarevan/edtech-humor/?utm_source=EdsurgeTeachers&utm_campaign=0b046eb5cf-2016-06-23-EdSurge+Instruct+Ver+228&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3d103d3ffb-0b046eb5cf-291853353

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NJTEEA 2016 Summer STEM Bootcamp:

For any teacher or administrator who wants to successfully integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics into their classes. Participants will be treated to breakfast and lunch, workshops on integrating STEM into existing classes and the creation of successful project based learning and technology learning activities.  Participants will also benefit from two full scale, design and build workshops that will successfully integrate STEM in your classroom.  All sessions will be appropriate for teachers of elementary, middle and high school. Our boot camp is FREE for members and $25 for guests! We look forward to seeing you there!

Register https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ecngkf3y936c4736&oseq=&c=f3bbdec0-510c-11e3-85bb-d4ae529a8786&ch=f69c6970-510c-11e3-85d4-d4ae529a8786

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Amazing list of teacher/classroom resources from CoolCatTeacher- Vicki Davis https://convertkit.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/documents/9152/113035/FINAL-HANDOUT-Fantastic_Tools_for_Schools__1_.pdf

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Some free resources from Common Sense Media that you can start using in your classroom next school year:

·        Our brand-new Sexting Handbook to read with teens

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Video creation tools http://www.pearltrees.com/shellyterrell/video-creation-tools/id7514336?embed=2&d=20160601840

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Bringing Voice and Choice to Students https://thejournal.com/Articles/2016/06/22/Bringing-Voice-and-Choice-to-Students.aspx?Page=1

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YouTube for iOS will soon be able to live stream video http://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/23/youtube-live-streaming-mobile-ios/

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Apple retiring its Thunderbolt display http://www.pcworld.com/article/3088439/tech-events-dupe/apple-discontinuing-thunderbolt-display.html#tk.rss_all

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Project Based Learning- 7 Ways to Make It Work http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/jun16/vol73/num09/Project-Based_Learning@_7_Ways_to_Make_It_Work.aspx

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