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On this channel we discuss integrating, teaching and learning through education technology.  We also identify the best education apps, teaching tools and digital resources for teaching and learning. Here you'll also find interviews with the developers of the EdTech Top 50 most useful edtech resources, along with new and noteworthy edtech developers.

An Edtech Minute with Geoboard

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter

geoboard

This tool is awesome for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Just like with the actual Geoboards, students stretch bands around pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more. However with the tech version, students can focus on the math concepts rather than getting frustrated with trying to manipulate the rubber bands.

Site: http://www.mathplayground.com/geoboard.html

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An Edtech Minute with Padlet

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter

padlet

Padlet is a great way to allow a group to quickly collaborate using a variety of media. When you begin your Padlet, you are given a blank space where anyone who is working on the project can drag and drop images, comments, video, etc. into the space to be shared. 

Site: http://padlet.com

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An Edtech Minute with FreeTech4Teachers

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter

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FreeTech4Teachers is a daily blog concerning all things Ed Tech. Richard Byrne, curator, goes to significant lengths to investigate the various apps, resources, and sites. He posts what he believes to be the best of them. If you are in to Ed Tech, then you would benefit from subscribing to his daily blog.

Site: http://www.freetech4teachers.com

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An Edtech Minute with Harkness Recorder

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter

harkness

I have used this brand new product to score class discussions, Socratic Seminars, as well as the eponymous Harkness Method discussion. I am pleased with the efficiency of the product, and improvements are being made to make this site more user friendly. If you are seeking a more efficient and effective method of recording discussions, one that automatically collects the scores into a downloadable spreadsheet, that give this product a try.

Site: http://www.harknessrecorder.com

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An Edtech Minute with Learning List

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter 

jackielane

Learning List employees a team of reviewers and professionals and selects standards aligned resources for your school or district. They take the hassle of out deciding what resources are appropriate for your school.  

Site: https://learninglist.com/

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Thursday, 27 October 2016
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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Thursday, 06 October 2016
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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
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    by Tom Mullaney @TomEMullaney
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    Packets and Puzzles

    Last week was the end of the school year, and I had mixed emotions as many educators do. I felt a sense of accomplishment and pride with all my 6th ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
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