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Tools for SD teachers: Smarter Balanced Digital Library
Matt Gill - a master's student in the Millicent Atkins School of Education at Northern State University and also a program specialist for Certification and Teacher Quality at the South Dakota Department of Education - shares about a useful digital library t...

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Two favorite apps for language arts: Portaportal, No Red Ink and Readworks
Erin Fosher, a graduate student at the Millicent Atkins School of Education and Language Arts Instructor at Simmons Middle School, shared a great screencast about some of her favorite tools for teaching and learning including portaportal ,  No red ink  and ...

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Tools for Teachers: CNN Student News
Caitlin Friesz, a graduate student at the Millicent Atkins School of Education, shared a great screencast about how you can use CNN student News for teaching and learning. Enjoy!

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Open Digital Media Resources for Project-Based Learning with Technology
Open licenses such as creative commons have led to the proliferation of sites that offer free and open digital media resources. These websites offer music, audio, video, clip art, and pictures under open licenses that allow you to edit remix and mash up med...

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Younger Teachers Report Having Less Time to Plan Lessons With Technology Than Older Teachers
In a recent survey to a sample of South Dakota teachers, I asked several questions about barriers that were present and that might keep teachers from implementing technology in the classroom. Here's a list of the barriers to technology use that are common i...

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Camera and Video Shots for Project-Based Learning
Lately my mind has been on video. Maybe it's because Digital Media Camp - a fantastic example of project-based learning in action - is coming up again next year. Or maybe it's because we just discussed the importance of project-based learning in a meeting w...

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Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 32: Opportunities to Get More Technology in Your Classroom
Have you ever wondered if there are any opportunities out there where you can apply and be awarded money for technology items in your classroom. Of course it isn't easy or guaranteed to get money or technology for your classroom, but it can be well worth it...

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Composition for Project-Based Learning Videos
Few could have predicted a day like the present in which almost everyone owns a device that can capture video. Many of us have smart phones in our pockets right now that allow us to capture video of anything happening around us. If you don't own a smart pho...

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Smaller School Districts in Smaller Towns have More 1:1 Classrooms
I recently sent out a survey to over 12,000 teachers in South Dakota and received a response rate of about 10%. Responses came from all across the state and provide a good picture of educational technologies available in South Dakota public schools. I repor...
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