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User-Curated Search Engine Allows Creation of Custom Collaborative Search Spaces: zResearch

User-Curated Search Engine Allows Creation of Custom Collaborative Search Spaces: zResearch | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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harish magan's comment, August 30, 2013 10:03 AM
Content is king. Curators are almost agree to this that if the content is good reader will read it till end.
Katherine Hanson's comment, August 30, 2013 10:08 AM
I completely agree, Harish - always has been, always will be
harish magan's comment, August 31, 2013 5:34 AM
Thanks for agreeing with me
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PowerPoint Design Pros of PPT


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:24 AM

My favorite quote here is' I provide the tools, its up to you what you do with them'. This video certainly had me rethinking PowerPoint. Clearly I need to learn to use it better. This was a very skillful presentation that was created only using PowerPoint.

Chelo Banal-Formoso's curator insight, August 10, 2013 10:44 PM

Great tool for presentations inside or outside classrooms.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:45 PM

Well for the fans of PowerPoint this is what can be done

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How to Add Speech Bubbles to Pictures

How to Add Speech Bubbles to Pictures | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

“I have some photos (JPEG files) and wish to add "speech bubbles". Do you know of a program or any online app that will do this? Many thanks!” 


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BookChook's comment, August 8, 2013 8:42 PM
I add speech bubbles often for my blog pics. Ribbet is online and very simple too.
BookChook's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:43 PM

Lots of ways to add spech bubbles to pics. 

Mouhssine Kharbach's comment, August 10, 2013 10:17 AM
nice tool
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Finding Images in Google Presentations

Finding Copyright-friendly Images in Google Presentations (My screencast on using the Research Tool in Google Presentations to find copyright-friendly images http://t.co/3stEdRCDGz #tlchat)...

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:40 PM

A very useful post! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 25, 2013 9:35 PM

thank you...

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 5:52 AM

Finding Images in Google Presentations

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Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers

Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

This new report, “Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers,” is the latest in the series and provides new insights that will inform college and university based teacher preparation programs as well as the induction and professional development processes within K-12 schools and districts. Tomorrow’s teachers may have the keys to finally unlock the potential of technology to transform teaching and learning, but much depends upon their experiences in their preparation program and how well future school leadership can support their expectations for essential technology tools and resources.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 8, 2013 5:33 AM

Interesting report which seems to be highlighting the failure of teacher training course to adequately incorporate and prepare new teachers with and for the use of digital technologies.

Ilana Rosansky's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:09 AM

I'd say that an opportunity to 'unlock the potential' is a real attraction.... The question is: how many will seize the opportunity?

Ben Bempong's curator insight, July 30, 2015 3:20 PM

Technology looks like the future of impacting teachers and experiences in the classroom.  Preparation is very key in route to having good induction and professional development processes with the K-12 schools and districts. 

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Excellent Visual on Paperless Class Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Visual on Paperless Class Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Here is a wonderful step by step guide on how teachers can use Google Drive iPad app to create, distribute, submit, grade and return assignments. The guide starts with setting up a Gmail for students and moves on to how students can create and share a folder with their teacher.It also provides examples on how teachers can create a class folder with a variety of subfolders. the next part covers how teachers can create and submit assignments using apps like iWork which allows students to open Google Drive and upload their assignments. Next is a section on how teachers can collect, grade and return students assignments."


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James J. Goldsmith's comment, August 9, 2013 9:57 AM
A useful guide to using Gmail, Google Drive, etc. to manage student assignments and reduce (if not eliminate) paper in the classroom.
Dafina Westbrooks's curator insight, August 10, 2013 9:09 AM

This is what we want for our students

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Why the World Is Smart Than US - Daily Beast

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Daily Beast Why the World Is Smart Than US Daily Beast While this is sound pedagogy, Ripley may be paying short shrift to the fact that countries like Finland, with functional, affordable health care, and housing programs, free teachers to spend a...
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Writing in the Middle

Writing in the Middle | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @acodyclancy: New Blog Post up- Creating analogies for the writing process #visual literacy- #middle grades http://t.co/uKoFrHwLt6
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TEDxVictoria - Dave Morris: The Way of Improvisation

Improviser and storyteller Dave Morris teaches you 7 steps to improvising and how they apply to life in "The Way of Improvisation." Filmed at TEDxVictoria on November 19 2011. 


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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, August 8, 2013 5:28 PM

Improv (e):

1. Play (here and now)
2. Let yourself fail
3. Listen
4. Say Yes
5. Say And
6. Play the Game
7. Relax and Have Fun.

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Carl Schoonover: How to Look Inside the Brain - BrainFacts.org

Carl Schoonover: How to Look Inside the Brain - BrainFacts.org | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There have been remarkable advances in understanding the brain, but how do you actually study the neurons inside it? Using gorgeous imagery, neuroscientist and TED Fellow Carl Schoonover shows the tools that let us see inside our brains.

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3 Good Tools to Easily Create and Save Mind Maps in Your Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Good Tools to Easily Create and Save Mind Maps in Your Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
3 Good Tools to Easily Create and Save Mind Maps in Your Google Drive ~ #edtech #mlearning http://t.co/uHDelhI4MP via @medkh9

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50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now - Edudemic

50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I'll admit it. I'm a fan of Apple products. But that doesn't mean I don't yearn for some of the fabulous features on Android phones too. Until the day when Apple and Google merge (ha!), we're left with a split marketplace of apps.

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As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
New research suggests that American schoolchildren are becoming less creative.
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Recite - turn your quote into a picture

Recite - turn your quote into a picture | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Recite - turn a quote into a masterpiece.

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:42 PM

A cool little tool that easily makes a picture using your quote (either your own or someone else's). There are background templates (though not very many) to choose from. You only have to type the quote, click on Create and...voilà, you have an image which you can insert in your presentation to add a nice touch.

Above you can see an example made by me.

Nina Fishman's curator insight, July 27, 2013 2:21 PM

Communicates to the whole brain and expands  the impact of the quote.

Ann Bolzenius's curator insight, July 29, 2013 8:15 AM

Excellent source!  Fun to use.

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Ode to Prezi_Prezi Presentation Design

We threw the challenge to the studio "create something just for fun showing off your talented skills and the great capabilities of Prezi for storytelling and...

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Michelle Donovan's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:35 PM
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 6, 2013 10:58 PM

I like Prezi but the email link can be a bite when you move from school to school. Nice presentation!

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:41 PM

Shows you what can be done with Prezi

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yEd - Graph Editor

yEd - Graph Editor | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button.


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Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, August 9, 2013 3:27 AM

yEd software es de descarga gratuita, que funciona en todas las plataformas, y le ayuda a crear hermosos diagramas usando listas para usar elementos. Importe sus datos, incluidos los de Excel y exportar los diagramas en una amplia gama de formatos gráficos.

Karen Lopez's curator insight, August 9, 2013 11:48 AM

Engaging and super fun!

Marie-Chantal SCHMITZ's curator insight, August 27, 2013 9:00 AM

Pour les professeurs ou les élèves qui souhaitent agrémenter leurs documents de graphiques soignés

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Schools that Practice Learning-Literacy

Schools that Practice Learning-Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In this environment innovation becomes a commodity, the ability to resourcefully learn becomes the defining foundation of literacy, and the principal goal of formal education is to produce learners.  In this environment pedagogies shift from best teaching practices to best learning practices.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 7, 2013 6:43 AM

Interesting article on how schools need to and can encourage greater learner autonomy.

Drora Arussy's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:15 AM

PLNs must become each person's personal reference library - and what better place to teach to use and acquire a library than at school. Best learning practices indeed.

Ms. Corri's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:26 PM

Great insight! I hoping to be more of a facilitator for my G/T students this year, and this gives me validation that it is the right way to do it.

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5 Google Apps for Education PD resources for busy teachers

5 Google Apps for Education PD resources for busy teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Google Apps for Education has to be the hottest topic in education around the world at the moment as literally hundreds of thousands of schools are adopting this free resource which is changing the way teachers and students collaborate on work...

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Researchers See Video Games as Testing, Learning Tools

Researchers See Video Games as Testing, Learning Tools | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Wisconsin researchers are examining whether games can measure learning and build attention, empathy, and other noncognitive skills.
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Pedagogy vs. Andragogy | My Island View

Pedagogy vs. Andragogy | My Island View | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Andragogy. May 3, 2013 by tomwhitby. Over this last year I have been fortunate to have been sent to many education conferences on behalf of SmartBrief in pursuit of content and guest bloggers for SmartBlog on Education.

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Visual Literacy: Using Film to Teach Languages

Visual Literacy: Using Film to Teach Languages | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Karen Morrison How can going to the movies help students gain a better understanding of other languages and cultures? Eighty language teachers came to the Routes into Languages North West INSET ...
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Two Awesome Presentations on Digital Literacy for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Awesome Presentations on Digital Literacy for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 7, 2013 2:52 PM

Great back to school PD piece

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The Pedagogy of Merriment - Australian Teacher Magazine

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SOME English teachers graduate with a licence to be quirky – it's etched in gold on their academic transcripts.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:02 PM

Teachers need to create a sense of authenticity.

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Where Digital Content is Headed in the Next 10 Years

Where Digital Content is Headed in the Next 10 Years | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Technology directors keep an eye on digital content in schools and share some keys to success. (Where digital content is headed in the next 10 years...

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How To Promote Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Promote Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A new study from Adobe has closely examined what it takes to effectively promote creativity in the classroom. Here's the breakdown and useful bits.

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