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App Shopper: Bookshelf Sanoma Learning (Education)

App Shopper: Bookshelf Sanoma Learning (Education) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Mac Apps, Mac App Store, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch app store listings, news, and price drops (RT @JOEiOS: #joemacintosh Bookshelf Sanoma Learning (Education): Bookshelf Sanoma Learning 1.1.0 Device: iOS iPad Only...

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30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic)

30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
I make no apologies for making this an iPad focused post. So many of the schools that I work with have iPads both for students and for educators. The majority of the 30 Apps I've chosen are ones I ...
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10 Apps and Online Museum Resources

10 Apps and Online Museum Resources | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Finding the time and resources for on-the-ground field trips can be a challenge.  Here are ten terrific apps and websites that can help students explore museums, artifacts, and information from any...
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12 Best Apps for Learning Spanish Like a Boss

12 Best Apps for Learning Spanish Like a Boss | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Looking for the great apps for learning Spanish? We searched far and wide, and found 12 of the best apps for learning Spanish.
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16 cool things to try with the new Google Photos

16 cool things to try with the new Google Photos | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
You've seen the first impressions. You've tried the app yourself. Now check out some of the awesome advanced features tucked inside the new Google Photos.
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Top 5 free online logo maker tools - TechieGIG

Top 5 free online logo maker tools - TechieGIG | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Logo portrays the identity, objective and goals of a brand thus it is important to have a professional looking logo for it. This is the very first step you need to take when you start branding of your business.
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8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring — Emerging Education Technologies

8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring — Emerging Education Technologies | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old lectures on the same subjects year after year?
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10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator

10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
My good friend, fellow French teacher and colleague Sylvia Duckworth and I brainstormed the following. Sylvia has been a huge advocate for using technology in the classroom, and has actively used i...
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200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? This list from Open Culture has you covered. It features around 200 free documentaries spanning a wide range of topics from history to arts and science. All of these documentaries are provided with a short description about their content together with a link to the page where you can watch them and read more about the contextual information surrounding the topic they cover. It will take you awhile to sift through the entire list but we are pretty sure you will come out with some good documentaries to share with your class."

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Endless Spanish - An App to Help Young Students Learn Spanish

Endless Spanish - An App to Help Young Students Learn Spanish | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
From the same people that brought us the popular Endless Reader app comes Endless Spanish. Endless Spanish is an iPad app designed to help young students learn to speak and spell in Spanish. The ap...
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4 Important Apps for A Paperless Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Important Apps for A Paperless Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Planning a paperless classroom? Here are four important apps you should definitely consider. Using these apps will enable you to create and distribute assignments to your students, provide feedback on your students work, organize your classroom materials, conduct quick formative assessments via quizzes, polls or exit tickets, track grades, record attendance, create seating charts and many more.
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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Edudemic

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app for student presentations that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition.
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Creating School Library Makerspaces - Tackk

Creating School Library Makerspaces - Tackk | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
“Every child has the right to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do.” Laura Fleming, Library Media Specialist, New Milford High School, New Jersey.(Fleming, L. 2015, p. 27)
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Using the iPad in the Music Classroom – National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Using the iPad in the Music Classroom – National Association for Music Education (NAfME) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
So, by now, unless you live under a rock, you have seen what an iPad can do for you as a teacher. This is my attempt to share a few of the things I do in my classroom with this wonderful piece of technology.

There are dozens if not hundreds of great music-based apps, and I will share a few of my favorites, but first, let’s talk about the basic features of the iPad that you can use out of the box.

One thing I use the video camera for is immediate feedback. It seems a bit obvious, but have you used the video camera to record your group and play it back to them? Immediate response. Don’t record a whole piece, just a passage. You can put it on a big screen if you have Apple TV or “AirPlay”. (This little gem of software is worth investigating).  I usually avoid recording kids faces, just follow the score so they are not visually distracted. Now make a list of the board (or the screen) of things they did well as a group, individually, etc. Then a contrasting list of things they need to improve.  There, your students just wrote four days of lesson plans for you! Lather, rinse, repeat.
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3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Green screen is a cinematographic technique that allows video editors to add a variety of visual effects to their videos. These effects include : adding virtual backgrounds, superimposing subjects over animated backdrops, placing a subject on another shot and many more. Green screen technology has been widely used in weather and movie industry. But now with the emergence of apps such as the ones below, everyone can use this technology to create engaging clips and presentations. As Do Ink explained “ Green screen technology is used in the movies to make it look like the actors have landed on an alien planet, and it's used on TV to make it look like your local news announcer is standing in front of an animated weather map. The green screen effect works by combining images from multiple sources into a single video. These images can come from photos or videos in your camera roll, or from the live video camera. “
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Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique

Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
By Arina Bokas & Rod Rock - Every learner is unique, and adopting a growth mindset in education is important, the authors argue. One size doesn't fit all.
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10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.
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Create A Website From A Google Doc | The Gooru

Create A Website From A Google Doc | The Gooru | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Building a website used to be a long, complex process. Even using tools like Google Sites, it could take hours or days to build the simplest of sites. Now that (…) Read more
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Note taking on the iPad is about to get a lot better

Note taking on the iPad is about to get a lot better | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Making notes is a time-honoured method for aiding recal…
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6 easiest video editing tools

6 easiest video editing tools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The surge of videos on social media and content marketing channels has come quickly. In the past year alone, Facebook has averaged more than 1 billion video views each day.
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Teacher-tested Tools for Nourishing Creative Minds ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher-tested Tools for Nourishing Creative Minds ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
When a student is fully engaged with an instructional activity, learning can be fun and invisible. Here are some teacher-tested tools that have nourished minds and made faces smile.
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CristinaSkyBox: Changing Mindsets to Learning

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When Kids Engage In “Making,” Are They Learning Anything? « Annie Murphy Paul

When Kids Engage In “Making,” Are They Learning Anything? « Annie Murphy Paul | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There’s no doubt that students find making to be a creative and engaging activity. But as they tinker, design and invent, are they actually learning anything?

Making is too young a phenomenon to have generated a broad research base to answer this question. The literature that does exist comes from enthusiastic champions of making, rather than disinterested investigators. But there are two well-established lines of research within psychology and cognitive science that can inform how we understand making and help us ensure that making leads to learning. Taken together, these two strands of empirical evidence provide the best guide we presently have for maximizing the learning potential of maker activities.
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