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MOODLE MOOC

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MOODLE MOOC - Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning

 

Sponsored by WizIQ.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:13 PM

I know that many of my students in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate want to learn more about Moodle.  I introduce Moodle in the first course (E-Learning for Eductors) but can't really do it justice in just a few weeks.  


I'd recommend anyone interested in learning to teach on line or design online curriculum to get deeply involved with Moodle.  You can get your own Moodle set up for little more than the cost of your time.  It's a great way to start, and Moodle is a great place to teach. 


This MOOC looks very promising! 

Sam Taylor's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:01 AM

I'm pretty sure we were looking at doing an open online course on using moodle to teach...

Isabellefr10's curator insight, May 2, 2013 3:40 AM

#mooc

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Amabile | Scoop.it

"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.

To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:16 PM

This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, August 10, 2013 6:36 PM

Actually good for faculty too!

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:54 PM

graphic on creative commons

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Curious Ruler - iPad Measurement  - Class Tech Tips

Curious Ruler - iPad Measurement  - Class Tech Tips | Amabile | Scoop.it

pp"Brand new from the team behind Oh No Fractions, Curious Ruler is fantastic app that helps students explore measurement.  I’ve shared some of my favorite virtual tools for the math classroom and this one definitely belongs on the list."

 


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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Amabile | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 


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Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

rwestby's curator insight, March 10, 11:36 AM

PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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All-American singer wows Arabs Got Talent with Umm Kulthum cover

All-American singer wows Arabs Got Talent with Umm Kulthum cover | Amabile | Scoop.it
Boston-born Jennifer Grout has amazed Middle Eastern viewers, reaching the Arabs Got Talent final despite speaking little Arabic

 

Born and raised in Boston, Grout's Arabic accent has inspired debates about whether she is merely pretending to be a westerner. Her fellow contestants are from different parts of the Middle East, and include Mayam Mahmoud, 18, billed as Egypt's first hijab-wearing rapper.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:09 AM

TV shows have regionalized networks, but sometimes the audience wants something beyond their local borders and that pushes the limits of what many think that audience might want or even redefine the audience itself.  Hijab-wearing rappers and blond-haired, blue-eyed girls from Boston singing in Arabic (watch here) certainly blur the distinction between what we think is Middle Eastern and what think of as American.  Globalization is increasing erasing those cultural lines.

Tony Aguilar's curator insight, December 1, 2013 3:43 AM

televised events like this can help us see how integrated certain regions have become. One would never think to see a New England girl on an Arabs Got Talent show, but now ethnic diversity is become more prevalent opening up our minds to what we should be expecting worldwide in terms of cultural representation, and ethnic representation. Also the idea of female rappers in Muslim areas demonstrates how women are stepping up defying cultural norms and playing roles that have been traditionally expected for men.

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Which Country is Leading Online Education?

Which Country is Leading Online Education? | Amabile | Scoop.it
Online education is a hot topic if you are an academic institution or a corporation looking to train your employees with a learning management system (LMS)

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Gerardo Varela's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:49 AM

Los países que encabezan la educación en línea

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22 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

22 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report. | Amabile | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet  Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose...

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BookChook's curator insight, October 15, 2013 1:05 AM

Aimed more at high school students, nevertheless, useful ideas for kids to create more than the traditional book report, using iPads. 

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:18 PM

 Tweet Tweet  Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose...

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Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their own book and their own creative assignment.

 

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Amabile | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


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Georgia Wemyss's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:14 PM

Looks like a good idea. Especially since you become the owner of the work and it is not stored on a third party site...

Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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Meet your child's new teacher: the iPad - Telegraph

Meet your child's new teacher: the iPad - Telegraph | Amabile | Scoop.it
Every pupil in Thailand already has one. In Britain, it could one day replace lessons and teachers themselves. But is the iPad doing students more harm than good? Julia Llewellyn Smith reports.

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While there is a place for apps that help with a child's education there is also a place for human to human teaching.
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Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip.

Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip. | Amabile | Scoop.it
Easy and free online video editor. Edit videos and photos to make great home movies.

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BookChook's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:01 PM
Free version = 15 mins per month.
KB...Konnected's curator insight, February 11, 9:24 AM

Free version provides up to 15 minutes of video export each month.

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, February 12, 8:22 AM

Videos are a great way to "test" knowledge - so this tool is a useful one for teachers

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9Slides Windows 8 Application

9Slides Windows 8 Application | Amabile | Scoop.it

Show slides and video side by side.


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Ari Myllyviita's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:18 PM

Tämä on testattava. Storesta ilmaiseksi.

robinwb's curator insight, August 4, 2013 8:38 AM

Video and PPT

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:09 AM

Flipped classrooms are one of the new trends in colleges and universities as well as K-12, so this looks useful for Windows 8 users, at least.

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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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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

The 10 Commandments of Presentations | Amabile | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
Glad you like it Jesus!
Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Website reviews educational apps — with teachers in mind

Website reviews educational apps — with teachers in mind | Amabile | Scoop.it
A new website offers independent reviews of apps. It's aimed at teachers looking to bring digital tools into their classrooms.

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Sue Sullivan's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:44 AM

An application is only as good as it relates to curriculum and student needs. Take a look and see if this reviewed site offers applications that could be useful for your students.

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:04 PM

Useful for any educator using today's technology.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 10, 2013 6:44 PM

A website with reviews of curation apps.

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5 Quick iPad Tips for Parents - Apptitude2Learn.com

5 Quick iPad Tips for Parents - Apptitude2Learn.com | Amabile | Scoop.it

"CommonSenseMedia.org has created a free program to help parents navigate and discuss the impact of digital media on kids’ social, emotional and intellectual development. Using resources based on their K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, educators and parents, together, can empower young people to harness the power of the Internet and digital technology for learning and life -- both in the classroom and at home."


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 11, 7:12 AM

Seems like a very useful set of tips!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 11, 6:50 PM

Love CommonSenseMedia! Wealth of relevant resources for educators, students and parents!

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Tocomail - safe email for kids

Tocomail - safe email for kids | Amabile | Scoop.it
Tocomail is free, simple and safe email for kids that offers parents complete control over kids email activity while providing a fun and safe email service experience with kids email app.

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Luis Ferreira's curator insight, March 13, 9:44 AM

bom

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 28, 8:48 AM

Worth looking into

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 5:40 AM

Email seguro para niños.

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Digital Classrooms - Online Video

Digital Classrooms - Online Video | Amabile | Scoop.it

The book will be the first in a series of low cost interactive e-books that teachers will be able to download in different formats and take round with them on iPads, e-readers or as PDF and ePub on their computer. These books will always be available for just-in-time learning support and for new teaching ideas.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, February 4, 3:02 AM

Support Nik Peachy

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iPad Air or Retina iPad Mini: Which New iPad Is for You? - Mashable

iPad Air or Retina iPad Mini: Which New iPad Is for You? - Mashable | Amabile | Scoop.it

"It used to be easy to choose what iPad to get. Those who wanted the most power and highest-resolution screen could opt for the full-size iPad; those who wanted something smaller and easier to hold in one hand, the iPad mini. This year, Apple has made the differences between the two devices more minute than ever."

 

 


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Ante Lauc's curator insight, November 6, 2013 10:38 AM

When we resolve relation between GAU and ipad we will be nearer to love and freedom.

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5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Amabile | Scoop.it

"Below is a selection of some good text to speech iPad apps that you can use with your students. Text to speech apps can be used for teaching all the four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking. They are also good for language learners and for special education students. You can also access the web version of text to speech tools here. Enjoy"


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Tracy Webb Sharp's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:04 PM

We should check these apps out at the next Title III meeting. 

Rachel Hall's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:19 PM

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Teresa Pearl's curator insight, January 30, 5:33 PM

Great text to speech app options for students who have difficulty decoding grade level text or need auditory feedback.

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Total Recall - Mind Map

Total Recall is the simple and elegant solution to mind mapping on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You will instantly create beautiful mind maps and share them with colleagues and friends.


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LucaVanin's curator insight, September 6, 2013 8:08 AM

Mai provato ma da sperimentare: la MindMap è un validissimo strumento per i WebMeeting in cui vogliamo fare collaborare tra loro molte persone.

La testeremo e vedremo se ha una marcia in più rispetto alle altre!

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:40 AM

This could be useful for students!

Brandi McWilliams's curator insight, November 27, 2013 11:48 PM

I love this app. I have been using @Total Recall for two years, one of my fav #mindmapapps.

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10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn - Teachers With Apps

10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn - Teachers With Apps | Amabile | Scoop.it

"For all of the analyses of academics, learning models, curriculum, 21st century thinking, assessment, project-based learning, self-directed learning, social media integration, iPads and related technology, and other emerging trends, how students learn is why we’re all here, yes?"


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:12 AM

Current apps for teachers and students.

Denise Mewett's comment, August 27, 2013 7:06 AM
Need to read!
Viljenka Savli's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:34 AM

Apps for achieving creative products 

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Two Guys and Some iPads: Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit

Two Guys and Some iPads: Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit | Amabile | Scoop.it

"On Monday, July 29th our baby took it's first step!  That evening, a group of metro Detroit Augmented Reality enthusiast got together at Honnigman Law office to discuss all thing AR! It was a great success as we had 15 amazing people there to discuss how they use Augmented Reality in their field.  An Attorney, Law Students, An Executive Producer, The Co-Founder of Red Piston, Educators, A Business Development Manager, A Business Development Director, An Instructional Designer & Technical Writer, Some Data Scientist, Some Engineers & Programmers and more. - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/08/discussing-augmented-reality-world-ar.html#sthash.rtx8fGm9.dpuf"


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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Amabile | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


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Georgia Wemyss's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:14 PM

Looks like a good idea. Especially since you become the owner of the work and it is not stored on a third party site...

Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip.

Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip. | Amabile | Scoop.it
Easy and free online video editor. Edit videos and photos to make great home movies.

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BookChook's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:01 PM
Free version = 15 mins per month.
KB...Konnected's curator insight, February 11, 9:24 AM

Free version provides up to 15 minutes of video export each month.

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, February 12, 8:22 AM

Videos are a great way to "test" knowledge - so this tool is a useful one for teachers

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A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Amabile | Scoop.it

"I must admit that apps for autistic learners are really scarce and hard to find. A few months ago I posted here a list some powerful apps for autism and today while I was looking for new apps that might have been created since the publication of that list I came across this wonderful wheel.

I know that the first thing that comes to mind when you see this wheel is the popular pedagogy Wheel created by Allan Carrington in which he provided suggestions for 62 apps based on Bloom's Taxonomy. The present wheel is developed by Mark Coppin in which he featured a wide variety of apps for autistic students."


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:41 PM

Thank you allen for sharing this resource.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:29 PM

Useful tool for parents with Autistic students!

Tahnee Cunico's curator insight, February 10, 6:28 PM

Great wheel of apps for students with autism 

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

The 10 Commandments of Presentations | Amabile | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
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Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI