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EduMatch - Sarah Thomas

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K to 12
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Use the power of social media to connect with educators around the world with similar interests with EduMatch. Sign up to be the #edtech Person of the Day and enroll ...more
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Use the power of social media to connect with educators around the world with similar interests with EduMatch. Sign up to be the #edtech Person of the Day and enroll in EduMatch. EduMatch also provides podcasts with discussions on educational issues. Access previous podcast archives or view the calendar for upcoming sessions. Previous topics include issues such as encouraging colleagues to take risks with technology and educator perspectives on grading policies.

tag(s): podcasts (60), professional development (161), social networking (107), twitter (42)

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EduMatch is an excellent resource for professional development sessions. Search the site to find topics of interest and listen to the session together as a staff to begin your discussions. Follow EduMatch users on Twitter to include as part of your PLN.

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Internet for Classrooms - Internet4Classrooms, LLC

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1 to 12
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Internet4classrooms is a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas,...more
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Internet4classrooms is a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home. Information is organized by grade level, or subject area. Web 2.0 tutorials include links for information on: apps for iPod, iTouch, blogs, audio/pod casting, collaboration, graphic organizers, file converters, html editors, open source, organization tools, PLN tools, presentation tools, social bookmarking, survey makers, web browsers, video/photo, Wiki, and Word Cloud Generators. Links for Assessment Assistance give extra ways to assess in a fun technological twist. A daily dose section offers quotes, brain teasers, question of the day, and intersecting trivia. Join an RSS feed to get the latest updated information. Up to date, active links are reviewed continually. At the time of this review the Interactive Test Resource for 7th grade assessment had several broken links.
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tag(s): graphic organizers (41), polls and surveys (55), professional development (161), social networking (107)

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Keep this bookmarked for a variety of ideas to update your curriculum continually to keep it fresh and intriguing. The technology tutorials can teach old dogs new tricks, or also help young dogs find new tricks. Allow your students to choose from a variety of project ideas for their highest level of motivation. Add as a resource on your web site for fun sites for your students to explore. Use many tools given in tutorials to make your presentations sizzle, for students, teachers, or other audiences. Challenge gifted students with brainteasers, puzzles, accelerated curriculum, or ACT/SAT prep.
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BridgeURL - BridgeURL

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K to 12
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Share a number of URL's easily with just one link. Simply enter a title, enter the URL's, and click "Create Link." BridgeURL makes it easy to share the URL's. ...more
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Share a number of URL's easily with just one link. Simply enter a title, enter the URL's, and click "Create Link." BridgeURL makes it easy to share the URL's.

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Create a simple link with this free resource. No sign up is required for use. Use the sliders in the two sections to navigate between the links. Hover the mouse over sections to see the 'Next' or 'Previous' link. Click on the box icon on the top of the slider to open the link in a new page. Use BridgeURL for anytime that many links need to be shared such as for projects, research, or webquests.
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Lexile Framework for Reading - Metametrics

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K to 12
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This site explains the meanings of the great variety of lexile scores found with some books. The search feature allows teachers to check to see if any particular book has ...more
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This site explains the meanings of the great variety of lexile scores found with some books. The search feature allows teachers to check to see if any particular book has a lexile rating, and if so, what it is. The site also compares lexile ratings and grade levels. It also has seasonal booklists and other helpful information for educators about choosing appropriate books. Students can use this site to find books for independent reading.

tag(s): independent reading (123), readability (7), reading lists (77)

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Add this site to your classroom bookmarks. Students can use this site to find books for independent reading. Use this site to check for ease in reading for ESL and foreign language students. SPED teachers can use this site by searching by Lexile level.

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Education Eye - Futurelab

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K to 12
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Discover a visual search engine that pulls in latest sites of today related to any topic, from professional to curriculum-specific. Enter your own search terms in the box at top ...more
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Discover a visual search engine that pulls in latest sites of today related to any topic, from professional to curriculum-specific. Enter your own search terms in the box at top right. See a map of the latest new sites. Use this site without registering, or register to customize the results. Education Eye maps the innovations and displays these visually. Once registered, view your history, a custom login page and widget, and receive email newsletters.

tag(s): maps (292), search engines (58)

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Stay current in the latest ideas, technologies, and pedagogy around the globe. Be sure to save this one in your favorites. Share a result on your projector or interactive whiteboard to spark interest in real world topics related to your current unit of study.
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