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Memloom: A New Way To Tell Stories

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Memloom, a new startup launching today, is looking to find a niche somewhere in between blogging and photo-printing services, like those provided by..

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Interesting  idea,  could use as a class project too!

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:10 AM
A new way to tell stories?
Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, January 9, 2014 2:31 PM

Is Memloom all that different from other digital storytelling tools?  I am hoping for a iPhone version where stories can be compiled on the fly, reflective of the chaos of real life.

corneja's curator insight, January 10, 2014 8:27 PM

Memloon seems an easy tool for building stories for our photos. Could it will be used by brands? Maybe, I guess.

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Online Video Converter

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Online Video Converter is a free tool that converts almost any media format to MP4, AVI, MPEG, FLV, 3GP. It also extracts sound from video and can correct video resolution.

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MFaculty's curator insight, June 21, 5:22 AM

Converting your video to a playable file that you can carry with you on a USB drive can really up your game when teaching in a classroom where you may not have Internet access. 

 

This online application will 'help' IF you take a few minutes the day before your class and do a little prep work. Too often we become accustomed to having technology work flawlessly and fail to bring a plan 'B' with us. 

 

A little preparation will go a long way, plus you'll always have a plan 'B'!

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 1:28 PM

Have a great video in the wrong format? Try this helpful tool. 

San José de Calasanz Ikastetxea's curator insight, June 26, 6:40 AM

Necesario cuando editen vídeos y sin necesidad de instalar software

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How to Use Flipboard Magazines in the Classroom - GRANTWOOD AEA

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Are you a Flipboard user? If not, you're missing out, because it is fast becoming an important part of an educator's PLN. If you've never tried it before, Flipboard is a popular news discovery app that works on iPhones, iPads, Androids, Windows, Windows Phones, and the web. It learns what you like and gives you a one-stop shop to check Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your favorite blogs, and more.

At Grant Wood AEA, the Digital Learning team have begin curating some of our favorite articles from around the web and we have been storing them all in Flipboard magazines. A magazine is a collection of websites, articles, photos, videos, and blog posts from around the web. Anyone can start a magazine, and lots of people do. In fact, an increasing number of educators are already using Flipboard Magazines in their classroom to enhance teaching and learning. How are they doing that? Check out the Flipboard Education blog for a collection of great stories and ideas that come directly from classroom teachers.

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Zoho ShowTime

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Bring life to your presentations. Deliver your presentations the smarter way. Use your mobile to deliver presentations. Interact and engage with your audience, measure your presentation peformance and hightlight your presentation skills and credentials as a speaker.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 19, 2:11 AM

Zoho have just released their new presentation app Show Time which lets you make your presentations interactive. Use your PPT or pdf to start with and engage your audience.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 7:45 PM

This nifty little program not only lets you run your slide show from your smartphone, but it has audience engagement and analytics. Cool! 

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instantly capture the wisdom of your crowd with instavibe

instantly capture the wisdom of your crowd with instavibe | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Pulse audiences for free using mobile devices: from a group of friends to hundreds at events. Watch results appear instantly and share them easily. Zero setup, it's a web app.

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, June 2, 1:50 PM

Thanks Malek!

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Thats remarkable
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35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest

35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
35 Educational Pinners You MUST Check out! I love Pinterest! It’s kind of hard to believe this is my first post about this wonderful curation tool. Pinterest is NOT just for crafts and recipes, and...

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Cristina Reyes's curator insight, April 4, 2:03 AM

I agree , it´s a great curation tool. Intuitive interface and a variety of topics for educators 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 6, 3:48 PM

Are you just getting started using Pinterest? Check some of these people for ideas.

Mark Rasi's curator insight, April 13, 8:56 PM

A wealth of info out there!

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27 Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015

27 Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015 | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some powerpoint alternatives that could help solve your overall presentation software problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Dr. Nirmala Raghavan's curator insight, May 25, 7:55 PM

very useful

 

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 29, 12:07 PM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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Cowbird · Home

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Cowbird is a public library of human experience. Our mission is to gather and preserve exceptional stories of human life, so the insight and wisdom we accumulate as individuals can live on in the commons, as a resource for others to look to for guidance. We offer a simple set of storytelling tools, designed to encourage contemplation and depth — for free, and without ads.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 26, 2:10 AM

This is a wonderful site to get students finding, reading and creating short picture stories.

Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, May 26, 8:43 AM

Great site to get students finding, reading and creating short picture stories.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 27, 9:56 AM

A source of inspiration. A rich bag of secrets to wake our students' creativity and sensitivity.

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

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Thorough information and directions for using batons presentation formats.

 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 22, 12:31 PM

This slideDeck of Web 2.0 tools is actually an e-book with well ordered directions for classroom use. Solid 'job aide' style makes it easy to step through the process of creating presentations.

BOUTELOUP Jean-Paul's curator insight, May 27, 1:14 AM

Les solutions alternatives à Powerpoint sont nombreuses. Voici un guide présentant les avantages des 10 outils de présentations online indispensables. Chaque descriptif est accompagné d'un guide de mise en oeuvre. Idéal lors du choix d'une solution.

Antoine Sader's curator insight, May 27, 4:08 AM

A garder dans un coin de sa poche !

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Lots of ideas to allow students to use creativity in the classroom. Use the box in left-hand corner to select the template you want to use.

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ClassTools Breaking News Generator

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This is a great tool from ClassTools.net.


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Have students create their own character news headline!

 

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 22, 1:09 AM

Fun way to set up a creative writing assignment.

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 27, 6:52 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Imelda Elliott's curator insight, June 27, 4:45 AM

Great tool for language teachers.

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10 Tips for Building a Strong Story

Need to improve your storytelling? Here are 10 tips to help your presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 24, 3:55 AM

This can serve as a guide to students who are learning how to build a presentation that has a strong backbone and impressive muscle.

Marco Favero's curator insight, May 24, 6:00 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Ruby Day's curator insight, May 25, 2:48 AM

Basic tips, good resource for students. I like how it encourages building a script through practice as opposed to a written script 

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5 Tips for Planning Classroom Group Work - Innovate My School

5 Tips for Planning Classroom Group Work - Innovate My School | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Collaborative learning is a crucial part of education, but how to best go about organising it? GroupU’s Richard Canning gives his top five tips for this potentially-tricky area.

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Really like the idea of a "capture sheet." Use it to help a group or group member when the focus of the group is not on you or on your group.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 14, 6:04 AM

Some nice tips here.

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 18, 4:14 AM

Collaborative learning 

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.

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Christelle Quillet's curator insight, May 18, 9:40 AM

Outil utile pour créer des posters rendant compte de résultats d'enquête, par ex.

No Boxes's curator insight, May 18, 5:25 PM

I love infographics!  Thanks to HubSpot for sharing these.

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, May 21, 8:15 PM

a good visual tool

 

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PLAY THE GAME THAT PLANTS REAL TREES and More

PLAY THE GAME THAT PLANTS REAL TREES and More | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
JohnnyAppl is Earth’s favorite trivia game. When you get an answer right, ads pay to plant real trees in Africa. Let’s crowd fund the planet, one game at a time.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 14, 5:32 AM

Includes other games focusing on Flags, Animals, Food around the World and more. 

Joseph J Filoramo's curator insight, June 15, 11:02 AM

#filoramoroxpd #filoramocharactered

 

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Why Online Students Succeed

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By Brian Fleming:

 

Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 10:56 AM

Bottom line: back to basics... online teaching basics that is. 

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12 Things You Should Never Say During Your Presentation

Don’t do this; don’t do that! Yes, there are a number of “don’ts” connected with good presentations. If you keep these “don’ts” in mind, beyond any doubt your …

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Great points to avoid saying in a presentation or workshop.

 

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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, June 11, 12:02 PM

Solid, easy suggestions here.  I'm going to have to remember some of them the next time I present!

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, June 11, 9:29 PM

Some important points to consider and "don'ts" to remember to leave the best impression on your audience.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 7:49 PM

I heard all of these things at a recent conference! I'd like to add one to the list -- "I don't want to keep boring you." How about you don't bore me at all?

 

Is it time to dust off the old public speaking textbook and brush up on some speaking skills?

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Supporting Cultural Diversity in e-Learning - YouTube

short presentation video

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Greay food for thought thT relates to online classes that reach students outside the USA.

 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 25, 6:03 PM

Interesting case study that will help you shift your point of view.

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30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic)

30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic) | Character and character tools | 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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Creatubbles - The place to nurture children’s creativity

Creatubbles - The place to nurture children’s creativity | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Creatubbles is a safe place for those who care about creativity to upload, share and start conversations around young people’s artwork. Start Now - It's Free!


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Great way to promote character trait of creativity.

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 24, 12:07 PM

Great place for safely connecting young artists.

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Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
BIE’s Essential Project Design Elements contain two new items, both of which are familiar to those who know PBL. One is “authenticity,” which has to do with how real-world the project is. The other is “reflection,” which we have previously coupled with “revision” but now stands on its own; students should reflect on what they’re learning, how they’re learning, and what they have accomplished in a project.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 27, 1:25 AM

Useful article for anyone interested in Project Based Learning.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 3, 8:33 PM

Thx Nik Peachy

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Some Very Good iPad Apps for Fighting Writer's Block ~ EdTech & MLearning

Some Very Good iPad Apps for Fighting Writer's Block ~ EdTech & MLearning | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Writer's block is  a crippling condition in which one's creative process slows down to the minimum. It's a symptom of 'creativity blockage' which hits writers. People differ in how they deal with their writer's block but one effective way we have at our hands is the use of technology. There are several iPad apps that can provide writers with all kinds of prompts and incentives to write creatively.  Below is a sample of some of the best iPad apps to help you with writer's block. We invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions:

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Great ways to encourage student writing in all areas.

 

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Free text to speech software with Naturally Sounding Voices -- Free NaturalReader

Free text to speech software with Naturally Sounding Voices -- Free NaturalReader | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
text to speech software for naturally sounding voices. Let your computer read most documents with naturally sounding voices and convert text to MP3, or text to WAV files, text to audio files, read text aloud, download free text to speech software now text readers, computer reader, Reader, online reader, talking text, voice text. naturally sounding voices, TTS, learning disability, reading disability, visual impaired, low vision, text to speech solutions, text to MP3, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Screen Reader, Dyslexia Software, Dyslexia.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 19, 11:29 AM

Test this out and see what you think.  I think it was definitely automated sounding, but not horribly so.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 19, 6:26 PM

Interesting free tool that could help with section 508 compliance. Only the paid versions of the program have the "natural" voices. 

David Swaddle's comment, May 19, 11:09 PM
I think the fact that they went for a professional 'real human' voice on their video says a lot for the product. When the manufacturer won't use it themselves you have to realise that it's not quite there yet.
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Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation

Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

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RESENTICE's curator insight, June 26, 3:07 AM
Comment créer une vidéo à partir d'une présentation powerpoint?
APIntd's curator insight, June 26, 4:55 AM

pratique

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, June 28, 1:01 PM

Diseñando vídeos...Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation | @scoopit via @baibbb http://sco.lt/...

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How-To: Link Images to QR Codes - ClassTechTips.com

How-To: Link Images to QR Codes - ClassTechTips.com | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
QR Codes are a fantastic way to take students directly to a website and I’ve shared tons of ways I like to use them!  If you want your students to find a picture without doing a Google Image search, it’s easy to create a QR code that takes students directly to a photograph.

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How an Indian Teacher is Transforming High School Practices Using Technology

How an Indian Teacher is Transforming High School Practices Using Technology | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Technology has helped me tremendously in converting my class from ‘Teacher Driven’ to ‘Student Driven’. Technology tools also provide me real time data about students learning – so I can adjust my teaching accordingly. Moreover, because of technology, I can encourage students to pursue their other areas of interest as well. For example, if a child has to attend any national level camp or any sports event, now can access lessons from my E-classroom or connect with class through video conference .


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Great insight and advice.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 15, 10:32 AM

Interesting interview.

ajit jhangiani's curator insight, May 16, 7:39 AM

Fabulous. Very necessary. Might I assume that you have gotten together the necessary skill sets, the helpful team, that can assist you?

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2:18 AM

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