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  • Awesome Infographic Tools for Teachers

    By: Diane Weaver | May, 2013 | 4,099 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

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    Infographics seem to be everywhere—and if you are on Pinterest as often as I am, then you have most likely seen them peppering your home page too. We (Pearson K-12 Technology) have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to awesome infographics that I love to check out every once in awhile.

    The description under the board says, “Information graphics (or what are better-known as infographics) are visual representations of information. In short, they make learning more fun!”

    I agree with the last part—that they have the ability to make learning …

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  • Technology Tool for the Classroom: Wordle

    By: Aaron Morrison | October, 2012 | 3,450 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

    Wordle is a free tool that squeezes any section of text into a “word cloud.” The generated visual illustration highlights the most-used words in the text by increasing their size, and decreasing the less-frequent ones. You can also customize these clouds with various fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

    image created from Wordle

    I was first introduced to Wordle by a Professor at a University who had been using the tool with her undergraduate students. It instantly dawned on me that it would be perfect to use with K-12 students too. Here are …

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  • Pinterest Resource Roundup for the Classroom

    By: Aaron Morrison | February, 2012 | 4,358 views | 4 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Social Media in the Classroom, Technology in the Classroom

    Pinterest was originally thought a place for fashion fanatics, cooking enthusiasts, and home designers to collect their creative ideas and photos in a single place on the Internet. However, it has found a bright spotlight in education and has become a major topic of conversation among educators and students. It even appears to have grown in popularity since our last post about Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education!
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    Not only do I find the ideas shared in our post great, but I have also observed many other applications …

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  • 10 Tips for Educational Blogging

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2011 | 13,204 views | 10 Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Educational blogging has proven to be advantageous for both student and teacher.  With technology becoming a major staple in classrooms across the country, many teachers have quickly noted the benefits of educational blogs. To learn about some of these advantages, you will want to watch this slideshow!
    Once you’ve recognized the benefits of educational blogging, it is important to understand that blogs require much effort. One must be willing to dedicate the time and energy into making their blog a place for learning, creativity, expression, growth and safety. Here are ten …

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  • Social Media in the Classroom

    By: Aaron Morrison | October, 2010 | 3,220 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Social Media in the Classroom, Technology in the Classroom

    The number of educators that use social media in the classroom is growing. Some teachers incorporate the use of Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and YouTube into their 21st Century lesson plans.

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