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7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course - eLearning Industry

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How To Choose Images and Graphics for your eLearning Course. Check the 7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course to find more.

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Image selection is so important. If done poorly, it can date your content, offend learners ... or just inhibit engagement. 

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What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos)

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What is Critical Thinking?Understand better what critical thinking means.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, October 15, 8:59 AM

These videos make critical thinking easy to understand.

Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 15, 11:19 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Dorote Lucci's curator insight, October 15, 12:33 PM

How can you use critical thinking as a tool of value?

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50 Free Online Tools for Teachers

Name
Web Address
Description
Tool Type
1
3 D Textmaker http://www.3dtextmaker.com/  Online Tool Used for Creating 3D Animated Text Banners and Web Graphics Graphic and Animation Generator
2
Animoto http://animoto.com  Turns Photos and Video Clips into Profession Video Slideshows Video and Photo Resources
3
Audio Expert http://www.audioexpert.com  A simple online audio editor, file converter and sound recorder. Audio Editor
4
Blogger http://www.blogger.com  A Publishing Tool Used to Share Text, Photos, and Video Blog and Graphic Organizer
5
Bubbl.us http://bubbl.us  Brainstorm and Create Mindmaps for Sharing Graphic Organizer
6
Classtools http://classtools.net / Create Educational, Games, Quizzes, and Activities Educational Resources
7
Cooltext http://cooltext.com/  Free Online Graphic Text Generator Graphic Generator
8
Diigo http://www.diigo.com  Online Bookmarking and Research Tool Social Bookmarking and Note Taking
9
Dropbox http://www.dropbox.com  Free Online Storage of Documents, images, and Videos Online Storage
10
Easybib http://www.easybib.com/  Provides Automatic Citation fro MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian Styles Writing Resources
11
Edmodo http://www.edmodo.com  Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students Social Networking
12
Educational Games www.apples4theteacher.com/  Website that Provides Links to Edcuational Games Educational Gaming Resources
13
ePals http://www.epals.com  Social Network Learning for Grades K-12 Social Networking
14
Flickr http://www.flickr.com  Upload and Share Photos Photo Management
15
Flipbook http://www.benettonplay.com/toys/flipbookdeluxe  Create Simple Animations and to Share with the World Animation Resource
16
Fotobabble http://www.fotobabble.com/  Social Nework Site that Creates E-Cards Social Networking
17
Free Audio Clips http://www.freeaudioclips.com/  Website that Provides Free Audioclips and Sound Effects Graphic and Sound Resources
18
Free Sound Effects http://www.pachd.com/sounds.html/  Website that Provides Free Sound Effects Sound Effect Resources
19
Funbrain http://www.funbrain.com/  Educational Gaming Website Educational Resources
20
Glogster http://www.glogster.com  Create and Share Interactive Posters Graphic Organizer and Photo Management
21
Google Docs http://docs.google.com  Edit and Collaborate Online Documents Online Storage, Social Networking, and Note Taking
22
Google Tools for Teachers http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/index.html  Website that Provides Teacher Resources Educational Resources
23
Livebinders http://www.livebinders.com  Collect and Organize Online Resources Screencasting
24
Moodle http://moodle.org  Free Web Application that Educators Can Use to Build Websites Website Creation
25
Museum Box http://museumbox.e2bn.org/  Online Tool Used to Describe Historical People and Events Educational Resource
26
Pixorial http://www.pixorial.com  Upload, Edit, Organize, and Share Videos Video Resources
27
Podomatic http://www.podomatic.com  Find, Listen to, and Create Podcasts Podcasting
28
PowerPoint Games http://teacherworld.com/ppgames  Website that Provides Links to Educational PowerPoint Games Educational Gaming Resources
29
Prezi http://voicethread.com  Edit and Collaborate on Presentations Social Networking and Online Presentation
30
Puzzlemaker http://www.discoveryeducation.com/puzzlemaker/  Online Resource that Can Create Puzzles Puzzle Generator
31
Quizstar http://quizstar.4teachers.org/  Free Online Quiz Generator Quiz Generator
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Rubistar http://rubistar.4teachers.org/  Create Rubrics from Scratch Rubric Generator
33
Save YouTube http://www.savetube.com  Download YouTube Videos to Your Computer Video Resources
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Screenr http://www.screenr.com  Create Instant Screencasts to Share Screencasting
35
Scribblar http://www.scribblar.com/  Online Collaboration Tool for Tutoring Online Whiteboard
36
Scriblink http://www.scriblink.com/  Online Whiteboard that Allows Users to Collaborate in Real-Time Online Whiteboard
37
Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net  Upload and Share PowerPoint, Documents, and Adobe PDF Portfolios Graphic Organizer and Photo Management
38
Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com  Turns Words into Word Clouds Graphic Organizer
39
Teachertube http://www.teachertube.com  Share and Collaborate Video Lesson Plans and Student Activities Social Networking and Video Resources
40
Teachology http://www.teach-nology.com/  Website that Offers Teacher Resources Educational Resources
41
Thinkquest http://thinkquest.org/library/  Online Educational Resource Site for Students of All Ages Educational Resource
42
Voicethread http://voicethread.com  Edit and Collaborate with Video, Text, and Voice Social Networking
43
Voicethread http://voicethread.com  Collaboration in the Cloud with Voice, Video, and Text Commenting Social Networking
44
Voki http://www.voki.com/  Create and Share Online Avatars Social Networking
45
Weebly http://www.weebly.com/  Create Your Own Website and Blog Blog and Website Creation
46
Wikispaces for Teachers http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers  Post, Publish, and Share Text and Imageswith Peers and Students Wiki
47
Wordle http://www.wordle.net  Create "Word Clouds" with Text Graphic Organizer
48
Wordpress http://wordpress.com  Create and Share Blogs Blog and Online Storage
49
Zoho http://www.zoho.com  Online Business Management and Collaboration Applications Social Networking and Online Presentation
50
Zunal http://zunal.com Webquest Creator Website Creation


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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies -

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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies by Terry Heick Analogies are one of the best kept secrets in education. Often used as multiple choice question items or as warm-ups to begin a lesson, analogies are...


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Reminds me of Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Learning by @rickWormeli
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4 Great Visuals on Connected Educators

4 Great Visuals on Connected Educators | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October 10, 2014
October is the Connected Educator month and on this occasion I want to share with you some interesting resources on this topic. As you know, connectedness in this digitally focused...
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17 Excellent Writing Guides for Academics and Student Researchers

17 Excellent Writing Guides for Academics and Student Researchers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October 10, 2014
This post is born out of a writing assignment for my PhD course 'Focused Educational Studies". The assignment was a reflective piece on chapter 4 of Jesson et al.'s book " Doing A...
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Why haven't e-textbooks caught on? - Minnesota Public Radio News

Why haven't e-textbooks caught on? - Minnesota Public Radio News | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Textbook prices are high and rising, yet one obvious alternative to paying for paper -- the e-textbook -- just hasn't caught on, even with a new generation of students.
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The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

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Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 9, 1:33 PM

Some interesting personal stories from exerienced teachers.

Linda Ashida's curator insight, October 10, 10:32 AM

Examples from several Educators that will inspire others.

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Loopster - Free Online Video Editor

Loopster  - Free Online Video Editor | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Download Loopster iPhone/iPad video editing app to create social media, education, and professional presentation videos. Shoot, edit, carve, splice, add text comments, slow-motion effect, etc. with Loopster video editing app.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 12, 9:22 AM

Loopster lets you edit your videos on your PC as well as your iPad or iPhone. You can crop, rotate, zoom your video, add sound effects, music and text, insert video fragments etc.

Free plan with 3 GB of cloud storage.

camille's curator insight, October 12, 4:13 PM

video editor

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6 Google Scholar Tips Every Teacher Should Be Aware of

6 Google Scholar Tips Every Teacher Should Be Aware of | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October, 2014
This is the second post in a series of posts covering Google Scholar. The aim of this series is to help teachers and educators tap into the full educational potential of Google scholar...
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Two Useful Web Tools to Create Educational Games for Students

Two Useful Web Tools to Create Educational Games for Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
September 8, 2014
Below are two good web tools to help you create your own review games to use with your students. These games are particularly helpful for test reviews in classroom and also for any...
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The 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle for educational technology

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No, I don't have the actual drawing (yet), but I did find where the different technologies are placed on the hype cycle in 2014. Also missing is the time frame. UPDATE: I found this interactive too...

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, October 9, 4:24 AM

List with edu-technologies, placed in the hype cycle.

 

Note: MOOCs are marked as obsolete
* true when used as substitution for an initial bachelors degree,

* untrue for un-traditional learners that are currently not served by universities, (here MOOCs are creating markets)

* untrue also for blended learning inspired by MOOCs

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The Case for Open Educational Resources

Thursday evening keynote from the 2014 Washington Community College Math Conference. Slides are online at http://www.slideshare.net/drlippman/the-case-for-open.
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The Secret to Staying Focused

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Let’s face it. Eliminating all distractions in order to focus is poor advice. It just doesn’t work, in the same way that most abstinence campaigns never work.
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A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."


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Anna Maria Portico Ambrosio's curator insight, October 17, 5:07 PM

My first scoop on  creative language...

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I am now putting together a completely online course. This article is highly relevant.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, Today, 11:09 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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How Serious Games Fit With Blooms Taxonomy

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Blooms Taxonomy was developed in 1956 and was used to help classify the difficulty associated with questions asked during assessments, ultimately being transformed into a “system” for classifying various learning outcomes. But how do serious games tie in with Blooms Taxonomy?

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"Make It Stick" and "How We Learn" - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

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"Make It Stick" and "How We Learn"
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
Gaining fluency in the theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence around learning is critical, I think, to work effectively in the field of educational technology.
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Future of Technology in Education #FOTE14

Future of Technology in Education #FOTE14 | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
This post is definately posted under ‘better late than never’!
I made a choice in 2013 to miss FOTE due to a couple of reasons, but I’m glad I went this year.
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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?
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New- Organize Polls and Collect Feedback Using Google Plus

New- Organize Polls and Collect Feedback Using Google Plus | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October, 2014
Google plus released today a new interesting feature called Google+ Polls which allows users to easily create interactive polls and share them with others. Using this new feature , you...
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Why Open Education Matters

Degreed's entry in the Why Open Education Matters video competition.

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. 


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Maria Serrano Correia's curator insight, October 13, 7:06 AM

visual visual visual, never stop mastering your skills in infographics

Eliana's curator insight, October 13, 9:19 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 15, 12:56 AM

These tools are mostly web-based and provide ways in which students can visually represent their ideas. 

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A Handy Google Search Cheat Sheet for Your Class

A Handy Google Search Cheat Sheet for Your Class | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October, 2014
An elemental part of the smart Googling we have talked about in a previous post relates to the use of a set of modifiers that, once included in a search query, makes it more focused and...
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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar

7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October 9, 2014
This is the third post in a series of posts I am sharing with you to help you better make the most out of Google Scholar. After we have learned how to effectively search Google...
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A Must See Poster Featuring 7 Google Search Tips for Students

A Must See Poster Featuring 7 Google Search Tips for Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October, 2014
Here is one of my favourite Google search posters that is ideal for classroom use. In this free downloadable poster, students will get to learn about 7 important tips on how to conduct...
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NISO on Ebooks: Dynamic, Open, and Cheap - InfoToday.com

NISO on Ebooks: Dynamic, Open, and Cheap InfoToday.com Part 1 of the extended webinar dealt with textbook costs, student use of and engagement with ebooks, and a roundup of the Internet2/EDUCAUSE etextbook initiative with the University of South...
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