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Free tools in the classroom from Microsoft

Free tools in the classroom from Microsoft | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Free tools from Microsoft. Engage your students, energize a lesson plan, and save time using free tools for photos, videos, collaboration, and education.

 

 

 

 

 

For example:

 

- AutoCollage: Create an artful photo poster using this fun collage-making tool.


- Microsoft Photosynth: Explore famous places with cinematic quality using these virtual, visual, three-dimensional tours.

 

- Windows Live Movie Maker: The fast, easy way to turn photos and video clips into great-looking movies and slide shows to share in class or on the web.


Download the teacher’s guide above, and learn about a dozen more free tools.

 

Gust MEES: I recommend Photosynth as I was working a lot with it, you can even create virtual visits of anything with it, great tool...

 

Read more:

http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/teachers/guides/Pages/free-tools.aspx

 


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Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service

Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

What are the big challenges in education around the World? How do we ensure everyone learns to the best of their ability? Is new technology the answer? And what does it mean for teachers and pupils?


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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 20, 3:11 PM

Cloud Education, what does it mean for teachers and pupils?  Will this be the future?

CHRISTINE OWEN's curator insight, May 22, 9:29 PM

New technology must be accompanied by new pedagogies for new learning to take place. We are really only guessing at what the future holds for our students. In previous and even recent ages, we had a pattern of development to base our predictions upon. Now,the impossible is very likely, and the possible will be something else entirely tomorrow. We must ensure our students have the capacity to be adaptable and creative in their thinking to take advantage of and flourish in our world of ever improving technology and access.

Antonio Bautista's curator insight, May 24, 12:33 PM

Buena Información Sobre las Alternativas de futuro

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Few Great Ways to Teach Skills like Critical thinking and Problem Solving - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Few Great Ways to Teach Skills like Critical thinking and Problem Solving - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This guide focuses on two important 21st century skills, Critical thinking and Problem solving, and how to teach them to students.
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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Fr...

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Fr... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework (5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework: http://t.co/EIhrM9Fszp) (RT @rudytoot1: 5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework | @scoopit via @web20classroom

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David Bevington's curator insight, April 15, 2014 2:35 PM

Another way to view and use digital literacy. It adds useful insights for educators.

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60+ Awesome, Free Tools for Modern Storytellers — Medium

60+ Awesome, Free Tools for Modern Storytellers — Medium | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We’ve researched and tried all kinds of storytelling tools. Here are the ones you need to know about.

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Elsa Caetano's curator insight, May 8, 5:19 AM

Adeus às desculpas para não escrever:

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, May 8, 8:24 AM

Some tools here that are new to me. Unfortunately they may probably stay new. I am having a hard enough time coping with the tools I am already using.

Zac Woolfitt's curator insight, May 10, 5:43 PM

Every video should have a story line at its base. Does yours..?

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The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares

The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Children growing up in some places go on to earn more than they would if they had grown up elsewhere.
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Bridge : It’s not too late to master the basics of Proposal 1. Here’s a 5-minute version.

Bridge : It’s not too late to master the basics of Proposal 1. Here’s a 5-minute version. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Asphalt can only be made in warmer temperatures, so maybe it’s fitting that the transportation fix-it solution cooked up by the lame-duck ...(read more on Bridge.)
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Progressions Chart

Using the Lucy Calkins Learning Progressions for Narrative Writing when conferencing with 5th grade students.
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Kindle Textbook Creator Now Lets You Embed Audio & Video | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Kindle Textbook Creator Now Lets You Embed Audio & Video | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Amazon released the first major update for their three-month-old textbook creation app today, and it's finally getting useful.


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How to make Evidence-Informed teaching work

How to make Evidence-Informed teaching work | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In this post I'm presenting a conceptual model for how the teaching profession can reboot its relationship with scientific research into learning. “…the simple truth is that, in education, everythi...

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How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function?

How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We all know about the importance of sleep. But what's the difference between four, six and eight hours of sleep?

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Neill's blog: Comics and Literacy, part 1: Why Reading Comics Matters

Neill's blog: Comics and Literacy, part 1: Why Reading Comics Matters | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A great series of posts from @neillcameron about children's #literacy and the value of comics and visual storytelling http://t.co/Wmz6s0ojKE
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How (and Why) To Use Student Blogs

How (and Why) To Use Student Blogs | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Blogging doesn’t just mean putting diary entries out on the web for the world to see. It can be a way to learn more about yourself and any other subject.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Old Newspaper Articles in the Google News Archive

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Old Newspaper Articles in the Google News Archive | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Changing What We Teach

Changing What We Teach | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Changing What We Teach: Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom
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The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task)

The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If there is a single conundrum of working with technology it's how to stay on task with so many little distractions vying for your attention. How to stay focused?

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Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Brainology is an online interactive program in which middle school students learn about how the brain works, how to strengthen their own brains, and how to better approach their own learning. In the process they develop a growth mindset whereby they think of their intelligence as something they can develop through study and learning rather than as something fixed, as explained by our co-founder Dr. Carol Dweck.
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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Reading aloud to older children -- even up to age 14, who can comfortably read to themselves -- has benefits both academic and emotional, according to researchers.

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Critical thinking In the Classroom

This power point movie will discuss what critical thinking is, how is it seen in the classroom, and how to develop and be aware of it. Hope you enjoy!

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, April 21, 8:26 AM

Although the slideshow is a little slow (just click around to go faster), there is good information here. At 7:30 there is a slide about the importance of group work - yet another source supporting Socratic seminar as a powerful learning tool.