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Laptop availability for students

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I think that students having laptops can also be helpful to teachers in finding resources. As the students learn more, they can help to find valuable sites and send them to the teacher for an upcoming lesson.

Laptops have become more and more powerful as a tool. Here is a link to a paper about the benefits of laptops in the classroom: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5nI9WrMMrWBcGJCN3g3T0VSVy1NNWJqUGQtRnNvUQ

I am not the best at

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I am not the best at technology, so it it great that I can get ideas from this blog. I go to our technology specialist quite often to ask about certain technology and she does a very good job helping me out. Does anyone have any good (simple to start with) history projects they do?

High School English Teacher/The Nerdy Teacher

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Hi Joe,

I think some of the best places to find Science Projects for students is #scichat on Twitter. There are so many great people out there that have created amazing projects for their students. I would start there and see what you turn up.

grades 6-8 Technology Wood Shop

Technology Teacher

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I am new to teaching; however, I have been involved in manufacturing to 30 years. I teach Technology in a Wood Shop, grades 6-8 in a 30 day rotation. The student body is around 750 students. I am attempting to do more engineering and science based projects, such as Mouse Traps Cars in the 8th grade, and at the same time instruct the students how to safely use machines and tools. Appropriate science and math applications are applied to the projects. My biggest issue is finding good projects that won’t be too costly. What are your suggestions for the best places to find challenging projects?

K-12 Teacher and College Instructor

Go To "Person"

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Interestingly, books no longer need to be kept in order, they are now in digital form. And finding resources may be left to search algorithms. The "librarian's" role may, in fact, be best transformed into a role of a facilitator for learning how to search. Law students used to have to learn how to shepardize in order to do law research. Wtih that said, law students now use their understanding of boolean logic to support their postulates. As a teacher, my go to resources are students! Of course you have to work with them so that they hone their search skills!

High School English Teacher/The Nerdy Teacher

Looking for help

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I agree with those that say a librarian should be a go-to resource for teachers. Having said that, there are many districts out there that do not have connected librarians. I think that was the perspective I was coming coming. If a person teaches Ina building with a connected librarian or connected anybody, they should be sought out when help is needed.

Outreach Librarian for Altoona Area Publilc Library

School Librarian + Tech resources = successful results

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The school librarian does seem to be missing as a resource for this discussion. Within each individual school district, they have the inside story regarding the best mix of online, multimedia, books, magazines and past successes in the district to deliver a powerful lesson.
I would like to add this toolbar from CyberSmart http://cybersmarttoolbar.com
It includes sites vetted by various educational organizations and recognized for excellence.

Former HS CTE NBCT

Curriculum Pathways

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Here is a great FREE online supplemntal curriculum resource for english, math, science, social studies, and spanish. All activities are tied to state standards and the common core standards. http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/portal/

Open Education Resources Available (Open Access)

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Kansas Website Features Free Student Materials

Kansas teachers have a new place to look for free learning materials for students.

Kansas teachers have a new place to look for
free learning materials for students.

The Kansas State Department of Education recently added
something called Open Education Resources to its website. It
provides access to thousands of free digital textbooks, e-books and
other online resources. There are also resources to help visually
impaired students.

Materials available through the website can be distributed to
smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other devices to ensure easy
accessibility.

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Technology integration specialist

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I have created a website for k-12 teachers with thousands of resources listed by grade level, subject, and topics. Www.ehabernig.wikispaces.com

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