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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 creative ways to use Google tools and services to help improve learning.
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I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores of people couldn't live without it. I tried it multiple times, and never saw the appeal until now.
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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations - The Digital Shift

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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads - AcademiPad

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads - AcademiPad | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:27 PM

Every now and then the iPad needs a little TLC to keep it in tip top condition. These are worthwhile and simple hints on how to keep your iPad running at its best speed.

Jenn Alevy's comment, May 9, 2013 11:27 PM
I so need to do something about my slow iPad, it is a first generation, filled to capacity.
Tyncan learning's comment, May 10, 2013 5:31 AM
You could try exporting flies etc to iCloud Google drive,dropbox or other cloud storage that would free space but stillretain access if you needed it
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Swipe - simple, easy, elegant presentations

Swipe - simple, easy, elegant presentations | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

Swipe is the easiest way to create beautiful presentations on the web. Use any device to present, and share to anyone on any device live. And it's completely free!

Use Swipe on any device with a modern browser to build & deliver presentations.

No apps, no installations. Broadcast live for anyone to see, no matter where they are. Claim a beta invite.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 25, 2013 12:30 PM
Drag & drop to upload media, sprinkle in web content, get a link to share and go live to any audience, anywhere.

 

beta invitation

use it via dropbox...

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 1, 2013 11:28 AM

New option for creating presentations. 

Naomi Bates's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:42 AM

another interesting presentation tool..

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Facebook Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

If you’ve found The Complete Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet helpful, then you’ll find this Facebook Cheat Sheet equally helpful.

 

Designed by My Clevery Agency, the following infographic aims to help anyone to navigate Facebook like a pro without having to touch your mouse or trackpad.

 

Source: http://ijustdid.org/2012/11/facebook-shortcut


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Ken Morrison's comment, April 22, 2013 11:43 AM
Hello Evdokia. Thanks for the rescoop. I like your helpful site!
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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 10 Sites for Video Editing

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 10 Sites for Video Editing | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
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Van Meter Library Voice: Talking Book Talks In Our Hallways and Library Books!

Van Meter Library Voice: Talking Book Talks In Our Hallways and Library Books! | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
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Great use of QR codes in the library.

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How to create great slides for presentations

How to create great PowerPoint slides. Top tips and tools to use to create slides using PowerPoint, including fonts, colours and themes.
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100 images for visual brainstorming

100 images that can inspire you when you are brainstorming about new products or services.

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Great images, thought provoking.

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Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:43 PM
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 10, 2013 6:49 PM

A handy visual resource.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:51 PM

Love the rainbow of colored post-its.

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stripcreator : make your own comic strips

stripcreator : make your own comic strips | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

My first comic, more will follow... Learn ICT Security by watching comic-dialogues ;)

 

Stay tuned and follow my security blog where these comics will be integrated soon, the shown image is the first one, more to follow...

 

Main Link: http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/pc-security-howto-secure-my-pc/ and here the link with the cartoon lessons 

 

http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/# ;

 


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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 14, 4:02 AM

Un site pour créer gratuitement une BD. Pour la sauvegarder, vous devez créer un compte. Vous pouvez faire un don pour soutenir le projet.

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The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) - Edudemic

The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) - Edudemic | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

The most popular tools being used in classrooms right now.

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10 Presentation Tools for Students - AvatarGeneration

10 Presentation Tools for Students - AvatarGeneration | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

If you have sat through one too many bad PowerPoint presentations or seen too many posters thrown together at the last minute, it’s time to change how your students put together their presentations.

These tools will encourage your students to be creative and think critically when they plan their next presentations.

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A great How-to Tutorial on Creating Student Portfolios on iPad Using Google Drive App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A great How-to Tutorial on Creating Student Portfolios on iPad Using Google Drive App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

"This is a post several of you have been looking for, I know this from the emails I have been receiving from you. Now you have a great video tutorial on how to use Google Drive app to create documentation, spreadsheets, tutorials, and PDF annotation all from the palm of your hand using your own iPad."


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:33 PM

Life stories with iPad and g-DRIVE

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The best PowerPoint trick you don't know about

The best PowerPoint trick you don't know about | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
PowerPoint has some amazing drawing tools that lets you create all kinds of illustrations. But sometimes it can be frustrating when you group text with an object to create an image because when you...

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AnnaB's curator insight, June 5, 2013 2:44 AM

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:29 AM

A neverendingstory of amazing tools to improve Powerpoint.

 

Has prezi killed the Slide-star???

Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 7, 2013 6:39 AM

Really interesting information!

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10 Million Uploads: Our Favorites | SlideShare Blog

As SlideShare hit 10 million uploads -- thanks to all of you! -- we at SlideShare took a step back to reflect on all the great presentations we've seen over
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Truly awesome!

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!
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Great for Library & Info week promotion.

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Which is the best mindmapping software? | Digital presentations in education

Which is the best mindmapping software? | Digital presentations in education | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

I track discussions about mind mapping on Twitter and in blogs, and I often hear or read the question "Which is the best mindmapping software?


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:35 PM

There are many excellent mind mapping software applications around. This survey gives overviews of some of the ones available.

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Top Visual Search Engines: The Most Interesting Ways To Visually Explore Search Engine Results

Top Visual Search Engines: The Most Interesting Ways To Visually Explore Search Engine Results | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
If you are looking into innovative ways to browse and explore search engine results, visual search engines may provide exactly what you have been looking for.
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Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas

Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
Article discussing ideas from the book Brain Rules on the impact of our visual perception on sales presentations (Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas http://t.co/Pn8Vpw7g)...

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Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
LOL Billy! In that case it becomes a story trigger -- a word or image that triggers a known story in the mind of the listener.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
Yes, I loved that point too Outi!
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 27, 2013 4:50 PM

Some interesting ideas on how to tell a visual story and make your presentations more memorable.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Meeting Kickoff Videos

Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Meeting Kickoff Videos | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it
VideoAmy has collected a playlist of brief, compelling videos about education that can be used to start meetings with a bang and get everyone from parents to teachers engaged.
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Sometimes you just need a short, powerful video to start a meeting, an event, or a presentation -- something that really makes everyone sit up straight and start listening.

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Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool

Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: I used to love the Google contextual mini-browser (the Google Deskbar - 2003), something probably most people today have never seen nor have a memory of, but which in my humble opinion, was one of the best and most useful tools released by Google ever.

 

Well the little mini-search tool is back in a new customized format inside the Google Docs Presentation tool, where you can now easily search for reference, quotes, information and images related to the topic you are working on in your presentation.

 

Search becomes contextual and the relevant information found can be immediately integrated into the work we are creating. (Any information or image you find with the Google Research Tool can be intuitively selected and dragged onto the slide area, where it can be sized and positioned in any way you like.)

 

Each content item found with the Google Research Tool and utilized in your slide content is automatically linked back to its original source to simplify the credit and attribution process.

 

Extremely useful. Especially for quotes and images.

 

More info: http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2481802

 

Try it out now inside your Google Docs / Drive account: https://drive.google.com/

 

 


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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:51 AM

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10 Tips For Delivering a Memorable Presentation – Beyond the Basics

10 Tips For Delivering a Memorable Presentation – Beyond the Basics | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

Anyone can give a presentation. But giving an effective presentation requires a little bit of preparation and skill...


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The Four Pillars of Technology Use in the Classroom » Philly Teacher

The Four Pillars of Technology Use in the Classroom » Philly Teacher | Awesome Technology | Scoop.it

A framework for my curriculum that ties all instruction to four ‘pillars.’ These pillars are the glue that holds the curriculum together:

 

Communicate

Evaluate

Collaborate

Create

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