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Mike Lee (edshelf)
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A socially-curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.
A socially-curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.

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Tools That Facilitate Different Ways to Communicate

Technology expands the number of ways you can communicate with students, parents, and colleagues. From polls to private messaging to multimedia stories and annotations, here are some notable, teacher-recommended tools to facilitate different ways to communicate.

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/157191269940/edshelf-weekly-tools-that-facilitate-different

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Comic Creation Tools for Schools

Creating a comic strip can be a wonderfully engaging way to tell a
story. Perhaps your class could craft a comic about their loved ones for Valentine’s Day. Maybe they can share a story about their last family gathering. Or their favorite super heroes. Or favorite toys.

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/156889527572/edshelf-weekly-comic-creation-tools-for-schools

Cartoon by: Bill Watterson
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Interactive Hands-On Learning Tools

Interested in interactive, hands-on, learning experiences? Here are a set of educational products that pair mobile devices with physical objects. Sometimes something tactile is just what a young brain needs!

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/156591898770/edshelf-weekly-interactive-hands-on-learning

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Internet Filtering, Device Monitoring, Parental Controls

If you have children that may access the Internet without your supervision, these Internet filtering, device monitoring parental controls may ease your fears. While some are set up more for the home than a school, all of these tools give grown-ups a chance at preventing inappropriate behavior.

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/156264123091/edshelf-weekly-internet-filtering-device

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Creation Tools for the Classroom

Feeling creative? Want to make something? Here are a set of classroom-tested, teacher-recommended tools to aid in the construction of 3D models, digital stories, classroom games, online diagrams, and virtual tours.

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/155624954162/edshelf-weekly-creation-tools-for-the-classroom

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Mind Mapping Tools

Happy New Year! As you start thinking about your new year plans, here are some notable teacher-recommended mind mapping tools that can help you brainstorm and outline all that you want to accomplish.

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/155295743737/edshelf-weekly-mind-mapping-tools

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Tools to Help You and Loved Ones Stay Safe and Healthy

The holidays can be a joyous time for many. But for some, it can also be laden with stress, sorrow, and potential hazards. Here are some notable tools that may help you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. Happy holidays!

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/154977927336/edshelf-weekly-tools-to-help-you-and-loved-ones

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Reading Tools for the Holidays

The holidays are a great time for leisure reading. And even if you aren’t on holiday, these reading resources and tools may interest you. Whether they help you discover new articles or curate great finds, all can augment your reading experience in a variety of ways.

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/154676727496/edshelf-weekly-reading-tools-for-the-holidays

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Summarize Your Year with these Digital Storytelling Creators

The year is drawing to a close. How about a good digital storytelling creator to help write a summary of this year? Here are some options, including one that can double as a computer programming assignment.

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/154376298975/edshelf-weekly-summarize-your-year-with-these

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Communication Tools for Friends and Family

The holiday season usually means getting together with family and friends. For those located far away, there are plenty of technology solutions, like Skype, Facetime, and Google Hangouts. In addition to these, here are some other great alternatives, such as collaborative whiteboards, fun ways to share family news, and communication utilities for family and friends with autism.

https://edshelf.tumblr.com/post/153775459596/edshelf-weekly-communication-tools-for-friends

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