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What is Curation?

This is the first in a series of videos explaining the shifts we're seeing in the world of content creation. Curation has exploded with the growth of Twitter, Tumblr and now Pinterest.

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Now you can 3D print a cool humanoid robot for your Raspberry Pi | B3dgeable

Now you can 3D print a cool humanoid robot for your Raspberry Pi | B3dgeable | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
May 4, 2014RAPIRO is a cute, affordable, easy-to-assembled Raspberry Pi-powered humanoid robot kit that you can customize with a 3D printer. The name "RAPIRO" comes from RAspberry PI Robot. Designed

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Valerie Hill's curator insight, May 22, 2014 6:25 PM

If you are interested in both 3D printing AND Raspberry Pi- well, you can merge the two now!

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Curriculet - A responsive reading platform

Curriculet - A responsive reading platform | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:31 PM

looks fantastic and quite user-friendly, can't wait to share with staff! Thanks :-)

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, March 9, 2014 5:21 PM

Though not an iPad app, it has been compared to the Subtext app on iOS. I wonder how the lack of kinetic interaction impacts literacy and comprehension when using a track pad or mouse.

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Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - How to Pronounce English words

Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - How to Pronounce English words | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
A free online Talking English Pronunciation Dictionary - simply mouse over your entry to hear it pronounced. American and British spellings, with alternative pronunciations. Sounds are fast, clear and completely natural, pre-recorded by native speakers. Answers the question "How do you say...?".

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Indrit Bulku's curator insight, February 4, 2014 6:42 PM

what I need for mus students!

Luís Cálix's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:30 PM

Muito útil e fácil de usar: basta passar o rato em cima da palavra. resposta rápida, clara e natural. Opções de pronúncia para inglês britânico e americano.

Jovi Buendia's curator insight, March 7, 2014 1:49 PM

A good resource for ELs

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Evernote for Beginners: The Basics of the Most Popular Notebook App

Evernote for Beginners: The Basics of the Most Popular Notebook App | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
Evernote's an amazingly powerful notebook app. But it can also be rather overwhelming at first. Here's everything you need to get started with Evernote and get your info saved into notes, organized with notebooks and tags. You'll even learn how to clip anything you find online into your notebook, and search like a pro. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Medium; Tags: App Training, Productivity, Evernote

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niftyjock's curator insight, February 17, 2014 8:46 PM

Love Evernote

Marco Pozzi's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:15 AM

Esistono delle applicazioni veramente notevoli. Avrebbero una ricaduta importante nella didattica così come nel lavoro di tutti i giorni.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, March 28, 2014 6:39 AM

If you've ever thought of getting into using Evernote, but weren't sure where to start, this would be a good place. Teachers can use Evernote to organise all sorts and share with students. It's a great tool, I'd recommend giving it a go.

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A Presentation Skills Guidebook For Beginners

A Presentation Skills Guidebook For Beginners | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

Use this Presentation Skills Guidebook – Beginner’s edition as your handy checklist to refer to in the days leading up to your presentation.


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Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools

Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

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Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:51 AM

struggled to use in school (internet issues) but seems a good way to go.

Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
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that is a great innovation in studying
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+800 Free PowerPoint Templates & Backgrounds

+800 Free PowerPoint Templates & Backgrounds | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
Download Free PPT templates and backgrounds for your presentations with original slide designs and themes for MS PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.

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Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video

Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

Wibbitz is a text-to-video platform that can automatically turn any text-based article, post or feed into a short video. Using Wibbitz almost any article, post or feed on the web can be instantly turned into a short video clip.


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Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Dennis T OConnor's comment, November 29, 2012 4:07 PM
I've had nothing but success using this tool. I've used the RSS feeds from my scoop.it magazines to create a Wibbitz news feed that I've placed on several of my blogs. Platform: Chrome +PC
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easel.ly | create and share infographics

easel.ly | create and share infographics | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

An easy way to create infographics and posters with ready-made visual themes - vhemes.


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Alfredo Corell's comment, November 13, 2012 2:30 AM
Everybody could be relaxed... it's finally working back. Enjoy!!!
Nuava Solutions's curator insight, December 19, 2012 10:35 AM

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Cb Bowman's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:31 PM

The current wave in marketing and/ or knowledge sharing. 

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Dropmark® — organize, collaborate, and share

Dropmark® — organize, collaborate, and share | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
Dropmark® allows you to drop files right from your computer, or the web, to create organized collections—bringing together information like never before.

 ...Say goodbye to Powerpoint. Every Dropmark collection can be viewed as a fullscreen presentation. Mix images, videos, websites, and more.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Beautiful Presentations with Haiku Deck

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Beautiful Presentations with Haiku Deck | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

Haiku Deck is an iPad app that all students and teachers should have installed on their iPads. Haiku Deck enables anyone to create beautiful slide presentations. It's so easy to use that when I was describing the app to someone last week I said it was like "Animoto for slide decks." Like other slide presentation apps Haiku provides templates for creating your presentation. But there are some significant differences between Haiku Deck and other presentation apps. Free Technology For Teachers.


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Mural.ly May Be The Mind Mapping Tool You’ve Been Waiting For

Mural.ly May Be The Mind Mapping Tool You’ve Been Waiting For | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

Mural.ly is a new tool (still in beta, launched last week) that is a cross between Prezi and mind maps. It’s easy to use and share what you create (perfect for most students, teachers, and parents) but the real beauty of mural.ly is in its lack of structure.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:09 AM

Nice and catchy way to get your students to defend and describe ideas... it can be turned into a highly powerful communicative environment... make students describe their Mural.ly in front of the class!

sarspri's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:55 PM

Another addition to the mind mapping toolkit

 

Carlyle Johnson's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:54 PM

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Top 6 Apps for Flipping Your Classroom

Top 6 Apps for Flipping Your Classroom | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

Teachers all over the world are flipping their classrooms. Instead of doing homework and projects at home, students watch lectures and videos. When they get to class they engage students with activities and tests designed to test what students have learned. While flipping your classroom may sound like a good idea, it requires having a way to present information to students at home. These top 6 apps for flipping your classroom will give you the tools you need to turn your classroom upside down.


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25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
25 websites featuring awesome virtual learning experiences.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, December 29, 2013 9:08 AM

Simply remarkable!

Chris Carter's comment, January 1, 2014 11:39 PM
Luciana, I am excited to share this site. I am so impressed with it!
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CardKiwi | Create flashcards together

CardKiwi | Create flashcards together | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
make flashcards online with cardkiwi and improve recall rate by up to 50 % through the power of spaced repetition.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:22 PM

Flashcards - only better. 

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100+ Teaching With the iPad Hacks: A Curated Playlist of Quick Start Resources

100+ Teaching With the iPad Hacks: A Curated Playlist of Quick Start Resources | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
The Resources in This Playlist Contain Hundreds of Tips, Insights, and Suggestions for Getting up to Speed and off to a Good Start Teaching With the iPad. A

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Thinking Cinematically in Prezi

Thinking Cinematically in Prezi | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

Editor’s note: Steve Wishman is a presentation designer at Prezi. Known for creating rich cinematic presentations for TED presenters and Silicon Valley leaders, engineers, startups, and more, Steve comes to Prezi with a lofty but simple goal: to create breathtaking visual stories that help change the world.  


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a great way to teach film-making

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LucaVanin's comment, May 27, 2013 3:29 AM
:-) i think Prezi creates two team: who loves it, and who hates it! :-)
Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, June 4, 2013 8:19 AM

Prezi realizza presentazioni di grande effetto con il minimo sforzo, ma spesso l'autore non riesce a sfruttare il supporto nel migliore dei modi. Questo post fornisce indicazioni utili e semplici almeno per cominciare nel migliore dei modi.

Ken Morrison's comment, July 9, 2013 10:59 AM
Thanks for following my topic. Ir eally like what Isee on your site as well!
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Fotor - Free Online Photo Editor

Fotor - Free Online Photo Editor | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
Online photo editing & photo creatives made simple and fun with Fotor's free photo editing features including photo collage, photo frames, photo effects, color splash, tilt-shift, clip arts, text, photo cards, online HDR and more.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:44 PM

Great new photo editor which is free to use and requires no registration. Excellent for preparing your images for a presentation. It lets you edit photos, make photo collages and cards.

Works on Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. Available in 4 languages (English, German, Portuguese, Spanish).

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 19, 2013 3:47 PM

Love that it doesn't make one sign up.

Kenneth Holm's curator insight, July 7, 2013 4:04 AM

Endnu et gratis billedbehandligsprogram.

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Prezzip: Prezi templates & more

Prezzip: Prezi templates & more | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it
Prezzip offers Prezi presentation templates & more. With mixing and matching our visuals you can optimize your presentations.
Unique; all our visuals are free-standing! Clipping paths, isolated.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:47 AM

Templates and more by prezi experts

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:44 PM

And try these great templates that are built into the  Prezi now...

peterlakeman's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:15 AM

Veel templates voor Prezi, maar ook afbeeldingen sets.

Een aantal gratis en een aantal betaald. Mooie Prezi style graphics.

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Ezvid - Best Free Screen Recorder and Video Editor

Ezvid - Best Free Screen Recorder and Video Editor | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

Ezvid is the best free video maker, screen recorder and slideshow maker for Windows, featuring video editing, screencasting and screen capture. You can instantly record your screen, desktop, browser, make gaming videos, and record virtually anything on your computer. No registration, no subscription, and no signup is required.


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Patty Ball's curator insight, December 18, 2012 12:04 PM

good option for a screen recorder, plus video maker, editor

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TheBrain :: Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Software

TheBrain :: Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Software | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

TheBrain provides advanced Mind Mapping Software and Knowledge Management Software that uses visualization and intuitive concept maps to enable intuitive searching, browsing, and organization of information.

Traditional mind mapping software helps people visualize their ideas. A typical mind map interface displays topics horizontally branching out from one unchanging root node.

With TheBrain's dynamic mind mapping capability there is no limit to the number of thoughts and information that can be added.

TheBrain Free Edition is available.


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A Presentation Skills Guidebook For Beginners

A Presentation Skills Guidebook For Beginners | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

Use this Presentation Skills Guidebook – Beginner’s edition as your handy checklist to refer to in the days leading up to your presentation.


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Gooru

Teachers and students can use Gooru to search for rich collections of multimedia resources, digital textbooks, videos,
games and quizzes created by educators in the Gooru community.

Gooru is free (of cost and ads) and developed by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the
human right to education.


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Photoshop Express Editor - free online photo editor

Photoshop Express Editor - free online photo editor | Best Technology Ideas | Scoop.it

Use the Text option to easily add a caption or label anywhere on your photo. Or have fun by adding text inside a speech or thought bubble so your photo subjects can express themselves.


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