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Virginia 4th grade teacher

I've never heard of Edcanvas,

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I've never heard of Edcanvas, LiveBinders, or VoiceThread. I like that they are resources to help teachers with their lesson planning. So often technology is strictly to be used in the classroom. It's nice to see some technology that is useful for helping teachers organize their plans. I can't wait to check them out and start using some of them!

9-12 FACSE

I'm glad to see a

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I'm glad to see a "legitimate" use for Pinterest so I don't always appear to be crafting and shopping! I fear I'll fall into the trap of pinning lots and doing none.
LiveBinders scares me away because I already have to be really careful about clutter - whether it's on my desk, in my filing cabinet, or electonic files; this looks like a place I could easily lose things but with good intentions and then wonder "Where did I put that?" and forget it was in a virtual binder, not a real binder.
VoiceThread intrigues me; I could see uses in small doses (recently had a student in the hospital trying to work with the class and keep up - this web 2.0 tool could have been helpful). Managing logins, accounts, groups, etc. sounds daunting, and creating meaningful tasks that could work with students and their family schedules at home (figuring out when kids can actually get together to do the VoiceThread and not interrupt dinner, bedtime, etc) will take some trial and error.
EdCanvas looks the most exciting and useable to me with my high school Family and Consumer Sciences courses. I like the idea of creating something new and engaging that I could use in class and also connect absent students to in order help them catch up. I think EdCanvas lessons will also be very useable in the online course environment I'd like to create someday. I need to figure out issues with youtube (it's blocked for our kids) so that videos I insert will actually be able to be viewed. As always, the TIME creating a quality product will deter me from using any of these a lot.

2nd Grade Teacher, Spokane, WA

I am a second grade teacher

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I am a second grade teacher and I was wondering if anyone has used Storybird with that young of an age group and if so, how did it go? It would a be fun way for them to create stories, but I am not sure if it would be too difficult.

Helping schools in Kenya with resources for 21st Century learning

We have also list 100's of

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We have also list 100's of other free tools at Kenyaschoolreport.com/resources

Web 2.0 Tools

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I post links to and comments on Web 2.0 resources that I think would be useful for educators or educational developers at http://www.edtechisus.com on a regular basis. In addition I also have created a Lesson Preparation page of links to Web 2.0 resources that can be used for lesson creation. Some of these include How to lessons in PDF format. This is just my hobby site as I experiment with Web 2.0 tools before using them with students or presenting them to instructors at education conferences. I hope you find them useful.

Youtopia Engagement and Motivation Leader

Look at www.Youtopia.com is

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Look at www.Youtopia.com is an engagement and motivation platform using gamification tools to help teachers encourage positive behavior, service and other initiatives. Students that perform the assigned challenges can receive points and badges to track their own success as well as the class' success. Its a great tool if your looking for an easy class room management system that is also FUN for your students. check it out! Currently teachers can sign up their classrooms for free and even be entered to win a free tablet....free stuff is cool!

Filters

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Barbie Jo –

The filters in my district also block Pinterest. I will frequently browse through Pinterest while I am at home or on my cell phone. If this is something I want to make sure I remember for school I will e-mail the pin to myself. I will then download the information on my computer when I can assess the site. The filters can be barriers. Hopefully there will be ways to over come some of these barriers as technology continues to grow.

Kinder through 5th grade science teacher

I love using pintrest in my

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I love using pintrest in my planning. I have gotten a ton of great teaching ideas from it. The problem that I seem to have is that if I want to do planning at my school site, my district have pintrest blocked by the filters so I cannot use it through any of the school computers. I think that so many times teachers want to use technology in their lessons and the district state that they want technology to be used in the classroom but there are so filters and blocks that it makes it hard to use these great resources.

Storybird Question

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I have personally found some ideas to incorporate in my planning on Pinterest. I regularly search the “Education” category to see if there are any ideas that I can incorporate into my classroom. There are also several teachers that I “follow” on Pinterest.

At what grade level does Storybird work the best?

Ninth grade English teacher in a Catholic High School

I've loved Livebinders for a

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I've loved Livebinders for a few years now, and recommend the live.classroom20 binder for TONS of resources! Just found out about edcanvas here, and it is remarkable! Really looking forward to using it. Thanks!

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