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Here are some of the web tools I curated for 21st century teachers and educators

Smithsonian X 3D Provides Great Resources for Teaching Using 3D Models and Artifacts ~ Educational Technology and Mob...

March , 2014 Smithsonian x 3D is a platform that provides teachers and educators access to a wide variety of 3D materials and artifacts stored in the popular Smithsonian museum. These materials can be used as the scaffolding to tell stories or send students on a quest of discovery.

Google Alert A Great Tool to Help Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 21, 2014 One of the wonderful tools from Google that is often overlooked by students is Google Alert. I have been using it for a few years now and it has helped me a lot both in my graduate studies and also in my educational blogging.

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 21, 2014 Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section .

7 Important Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 20, 2014 Feedback is an essential element in the teaching/learning process. Through feedback students get to know how they are doing in their learning and through it too teachers learn about the usefulness of their teaching strategies and what should or should not change.

3 Must Have Google Drive Tools to Improve Students Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March , 2014 As you probably know, Google Drive has recently announced the addition of add-ons to its features. These are third party extensions that you can install on your Drive to enhance its performance.I have been trying out some of these add-ons and decided to feature three of them here.

Your Visual Guide to Citing Tweets Properly in Academic Papers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 19, 2014 The power of Tweets have extended from mere 140 characters of what somebody is doing to sentences with academic rigour being cited in different academic papers. Tweets have become pertinent sources of information and insights and as such scholars, researchers and graduate students often have recourse to them for citation purposes.

OneNote Available for The First Time and for Free for Mac Users ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March , 2014 OneNote is now available for the first time and for free for Mac users. With this new update, OneNote becomes available on all platforms including: PC, Mac, Windows TabLets, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Android and the Web. Besides Evernote, OneNote is secondary to none in terms of the powerful note taking features it provides.

A Wonderful Visual Timeline of The History of Classroom Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 19, 2014 The history of educational technology is an eventful timeline full of amazing breakthroughs that have radically transformed the educational landscape and reshaped the basic notions of literacy and learning.

3 Great Websites for Free Public Domain Pictures to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 18, 2014 Below are three websites I am adding to the list of the best platforms for public domaine pictures. You can use these resources to download and print pictures and images for free. Students can also use them to search for pictures to use in their multimedia projects.

8 Excellent Tools for Formative Assessment to Try With Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 18, 2014 As I argued in an previous post here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, formative assessment is assessment for learning which is different from summative assessment that is assessment of learning.

The Four Levels of Readings Every Student should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March , 2014 Reading is a search for meaning, and this meaning can be found only through intelligent and mindful reading. In their classic book " How to Read A Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading " Van and Adler provide some invaluable tips to help readers develop good intelligent reading habits.

Cool Visual On How Teachers and Students See Social Media ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 17, 2014 The concept of the use of social media within schools is still not well received within the educational circles. There is still a lot of debates and heated discussions as to whether teens social networking practices are healthy literacy practices or not.

5 Must Read Guides on Social Media Use for Parents and Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 16, 2014 ConnectsSafely is a fantastic source that provides tips, ideas, and guides to keep kids safe while using popular social media websites. Below are 5 must-read guides to help teachers and parents better understand the risk and affordances of some social media websites .

An Excellent Guide on Teaching Students about The Research Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March , 2014 In a post I shared yesterday I talked about the 8 key search skills every student should have and today I am sharing with you this wonderful tutorial from Berkeley University called The Research 101 Workshop .

Three Powerful Tools to Check for Plagiarism in Students Works ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 16, 2014 In a heavily networked world where information is just a click away, plagiarism becomes a daunting challenge that plagues our students academic endeavour and severely undermines their intellectual credibility as learners and seekers of knowledge.

5 Terrific Web Tools to Create Academic Digital Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 5 , 2014 Digital portfolios are great ways for students to showcase their work and keep track of their learning. There are now a wide variety of web tools that allow users to easily create digital portfolios and share them with others.

8 Google Search Skills Every Student Should Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 15, 2014 Teaching students how to become smart consumers of digital content starts with teaching them first how to effectively search the web and find what they are looking for. One wonderful resource I have been consulting for the last couple of years is Daniel Russell's blog SearResearch where he provides tips, ideas, activities, and lesson plans on how to engage and improve students search literacy.

The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March , 2014 Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important. Helping kids and students learn through the use of digital storytelling entails the implementation of a well-paced plan that clearly outlines both the objectives and expectations behind this integration.

Google Drive Now Reduces Storage Prices ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 14, 2014 Google has been recently rolling out some important updates to its productivity suite Google Drive. The latest of these updates were the addition of add-ons to Google Docs and Spreadsheets empowering thus users with new functionalities that were not available before.

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 13, 2014 A teacher has the distinct responsibility to nurture a student's learning and to provide feedback in such a manner that the student does not leave the classroom feeling defeated. Here you will find 20 ideas and techniques on how to give effective learning feedback that will leave your students with the feeling they can conquer the world.

Easily Create Collaborative Diagrams and Mind Maps on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 13, 2014 Using Lucidchart add-on on google Docs students will be able to create and edit diagrams and mind maps collaboratively and in realtime. I have been tinkering a little bit with this add-on and found it really interesting.

8 Powerful Extensions to Use on Google Spreadsheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 12, 2014 As I mentioned in an earlier post today , Google recently announced the introduction of add-ons to Google Docs and Spreadsheets. With these add-ons installed, users will have access to a plethora of new features and services that were not available before.

New: Enhance Your Google Drive with These Wonderful Add-ons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 12, 2014 Google has finally integrated third party add-ons to its Google Docs and Spreadsheet making it impossible for users to install a wide variety of add-ons on their documents and sheets and access them across different devices.

7 Excellent Interactive Tools to Create Activites Around Primary Source Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile...

Today I am sharing with you an excellent tool called Docs Teach from The National Archive that allows you to create primary source activities for your class. The seven activity-creation tools provided by Docs Teach help students develop historical thinking skills and gets them thinking like historians.

Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 11, 2014 Working with digital media materials implicitly entails a tacit knowledge about the different concepts related to copyright and fair use. I have always insisted through the posts I shared in the " copyright materials for teachers " section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on the importance of teaching our students about how to properly credit sources and documents they grab from Internet.