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Memloom: A New Way To Tell Stories

Memloom: A New Way To Tell Stories | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
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, 4:10 AM
A new way to tell stories?
Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, January 9, 11:31 AM

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, 5:27 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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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Michael Harmon's curator insight, Today, 3:13 AM

Nice tool alternative to powerpoint.

tom jackson's curator insight, Today, 5:23 AM

for my education colleagues, if you have not one so, check out powtoon

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, Today, 12:07 PM

Presentaciones PowerPoint

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A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC] | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


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Clay Bergen's curator insight, April 15, 11:04 AM

As I started using the Internet in 1990 I'm one of the early adopters! Ha!

Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, Today, 5:34 AM

Qui peut prédire la suite?

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, Today, 12:18 PM

Breve historia de los Medios de Comunicación Social

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Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It

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“ Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It by Lisa Currie, Ripple Kindness Project Most people have heard the phrase ‘random acts of kindness’, which refers to a selfless act of giving resulting in the happiness...”


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6 Things Radio Can Teach Us About Online Meetings

6 Things Radio Can Teach Us About Online Meetings | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
The need to connect with geographically-remote colleagues is nothing new. Here are six tips to improve your online meetings, from the early pioneers...

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22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.

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Several will emphasize character traits of thriftiness and/or resourcefulness.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 6, 3:00 PM

Everything does not happen on new technology! Our outdoor environment is surely one great teaching too!

Diane Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 5:28 AM

Nice range of topics to be used for Earth Day or with many topics aligned to the NGSS.

El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, April 17, 9:04 PM

Some great ideas

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European word translator

European word translator | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 7:23 PM

This is a fantastic resource for seeing how words have changed according to geography. Type a word into the box and see it translated directly on to a map in more than 30 languages. Great for teaching kids about regions of language, or asking how they think a certain country came to use a certain word. 

Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 11, 12:43 AM

Haha, hehe, hihi, or Ho-ho-ho! Maybe even huhuhuy!

Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 17, 1:57 PM

English; Toursim; Geography

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How to Use Pinterest for Job Searching [INFOGRAPHIC] | CareerBliss

How to Use Pinterest for Job Searching [INFOGRAPHIC] | CareerBliss | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Pinterest has been a huge trend in the last couple years. Did you know you can use it as a tool for your job hunt? With so many people addicted to Pinterest...

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Ann's curator insight, January 12, 7:55 AM

100 top Tools Learning 2013 .. #22 Pinterest

Angela Watkins's curator insight, January 13, 1:50 PM

How to Use Pinterest for Job Searching [INFOGRAPHIC] | CareerBliss | @scoopit via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/... ... http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins ;

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 15, 2:08 PM

La herramienta Pinterest.

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A Simple iPad App to Create Story Books With Kids

A Simple iPad App to Create Story Books With Kids | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
March 3 , 2014
Little Story Maker is a powerful iPad app that you can use with your students and kids to create story books.  I often get asked about educational apps to use with young learners...

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Create a story book about a specific character trait.

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Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books

Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Free digital magazine creation platform. Add images, photos, videos, animations and audio. Customize and publish for desktop and mobile devices.

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Looks like a great way to display work!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 6:31 PM

This looks great!

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 6:36 AM

This is another FREE tool that can be used to help students sum up the information they learned into a neat little package.  It seems to be relatively easy to use and creates a wonderful product.  Let us know if you want to create a lesson around this type of product and we will be happy to help you!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 9, 12:51 PM

Free app for creating e-papers or e-books


Easy and friendly even for beginners. Highly Recommended for storytelling and presentations.

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GamePress - Create, Share, Play.

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Get GamePress - Create, Share, Play. on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 26, 11:04 AM

Features: 


- Drag & drop game creation 
- Over 500 graphics included to get you started
- Included music to add atmosphere to your games
- Included sound effects to add excitement to your games
- Included particle effects to make your games look cool
- Ability to import your own pictures, graphics, animations, sound effects, and music 
- Make your own sound effects with the built in sound effects creator
- Make your own special effects with the included particle creator
- Fully featured physics engine for real world physics simulations 
- Offline usage, you don’t need to be connected to make or play a game
- Interactive tutorial to help you make your first game in minutes

Lilian Starobinas's curator insight, March 29, 2:00 AM

criação de games

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, April 11, 4:54 PM

Features: 


- Drag & drop game creation 
- Over 500 graphics included to get you started
- Included music to add atmosphere to your games
- Included sound effects to add excitement to your games
- Included particle effects to make your games look cool
- Ability to import your own pictures, graphics, animations, sound effects, and music 
- Make your own sound effects with the built in sound effects creator
- Make your own special effects with the included particle creator
- Fully featured physics engine for real world physics simulations 
- Offline usage, you don’t need to be connected to make or play a game
- Interactive tutorial to help you make your first game in minutes

 
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5 Apps I am Using to 'Tweak' My Lessons - Fractus Learning

5 Apps I am Using to 'Tweak' My Lessons - Fractus Learning | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
I wanted to share with you some of the brilliant apps I am using to 'tweak' my lessons. Not a whole unit, not a whole week, just one lesson.

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Great apps mentioned!

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, April 3, 6:13 AM

This is an excellent collection of apps. I found two were new to me and I can't wait to explore them. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 3, 9:18 AM

Check out some of these great Apps for working with differentiated learners. Ask your librarian about getting these Apps on the iPads at your school. 

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LEGO Movie Maker – Make More Than Just LEGO Movies

LEGO Movie Maker – Make More Than Just LEGO Movies | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
LEGO Movie Maker is a free iPad app for creating stop-motion movies featuring LEGO models. You have to provide your own LEGOs in order to create a LEGO movie.

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Middle School Students could make a Lego movie that applies to a character trait!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 31, 8:40 AM

How fun! Seeing the Hollywood release is not a pre-requisite!

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The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content

The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
March , 2014
In a section in her wonderful book "Understanding The Social Lives of Networked Teens" Danah Boyd talked extensively about the concept of digital natives and argued that this...

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Good advice and easily understood!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 1, 1:51 PM

If you've been paying attention at all, you've know for years that "digital natives" are not necessarily information literate. As Danah Boyd notes in her book, "Just because teens are comfortable using social media to hang out does not mean that they’re fluent in or with technology. Many teens are not nearly as digitally adept as the often-used assumption that they are “digital natives” would suggest."

So check out this blog post that explains the CRAAP test to share with tweens and teens.

Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, April 2, 5:28 AM

Nice clear video, not sure about acrony of CRAAP for ES, but MS and higher-similar to RADCAB, 

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 - Learning in Hand

iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 - Learning in Hand | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet” and I have updated it to version 2.0. It’s all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It is divided into seven sections:

    Show on a Big Screen
    Manage the Classroom
    Assess Student Work
    Interact with Students
    Manage Your Files
    Make Instructional Media
    Learn New Things"

 

http://learninginhand.com/blog/2014/4/9/ipad-as-the-teachers-pet-version-20


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Teach teachers how to create magic

Teach teachers how to create magic | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

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Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning

Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Educators have become some of the world’s most active content consumers. But why aren’t more educators creating their own digital content?

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gustavo salazar's curator insight, April 9, 7:51 AM

excelente tutorial para crear podcast

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 9, 9:21 PM

You can drag a horse to water. However, most teachers make no effort to upgrade their skills beyond getting the certificate that makes them what they are. Teachers have to be on fire and motivated to present the best version of themselves.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 13, 11:57 PM

Podcasting

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Nine Unseen Qualities That Create Exceptional Leaders

Nine Unseen Qualities That Create Exceptional Leaders | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Good leaders look good on paper. Great leaders look great in person; their actions show their value.Yet some leaders go even farther. And they’re even more successful not because of what you see them

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App Smashing - What are your favourites? - Edutopia

App Smashing - What are your favourites? - Edutopia | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"So I’ve been playing around with a little bit of App Smashing in my classroom – or App Synergy as it is sometimes called. I just like the smashing part – it must be the cave man in me. Anyway, App Smashing is when you use more than one app to produce a quality final product – it’s when you combine the different capabilities of apps to make something even more impressive than something that is housed entirely within one app. I can’t lay claim to the name, App Smashing – that belongs, as far as I can work out, to fellow ADE Greg Kulowiec, who defined App Smashing as: 'The process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project’. Check out Greg’s website for more information about it."

 


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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"Through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I recently received a request for some suggested online chart creation tools..."


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 5, 5:46 PM

Cool tools here that business people can take advantage of too. Marty 

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 6, 6:14 PM

Really like the Lucidchart tool! 

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 8:45 AM

These look useful...

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EverySlide - Interactive Presentations | Audience Response System

EverySlide - Interactive Presentations | Audience Response System | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Create a presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote. Upload it to everyslide.com. Start presentation.

Broadcast slides to participants' devices; ask questions, run polls, receive feedback.

Review results: get participant lists, email addresses and their answers as a spreadsheet or PDF.


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tom jackson's curator insight, January 25, 6:13 AM

very easy way to integrate student feedback into your side presentations.  Educator account is free

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, January 25, 10:01 AM

I want to try this out!

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, January 25, 10:04 AM

Leuk, interactieve PPT's

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How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps - Fractus Learning

How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps - Fractus Learning | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Five simple steps to help teachers and students to share their voice and get started creating their own class podcast.

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Podbean looks interesting!

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, January 13, 10:55 PM

Quick steps to get going in podcasting by recording and broadcasting student voices. 

Claudie Graner's curator insight, January 20, 2:17 AM

"Blogs are so 2013"!!!(quote from the article)

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, January 20, 7:33 PM

Students teaching other students is a great way to get kids engaged in learning.

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12 Apps To Help Students Study - TeachThought

12 Apps To Help Students Study - TeachThought | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Mobile and web apps to help your students and kids to study, such as Quizlet, Wolfram Alpha, National Geographic, instaGrok, and more.

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, March 29, 7:01 AM

GAfE Baby!

WEAC's curator insight, March 31, 7:15 AM

There are some great tips here for using Google Apps in your classroom. For example:  #13. Mystery Hangouts. Using Hangouts – Google’s video chat service — classes from different parts of the country or the world can play this “guess where we are” game. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 2, 3:31 PM

Teaching with technology - using Google Apps

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Internet Time Blog : Your character strengths

Internet Time Blog : Your character strengths | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

You can achieve more success by fully leveraging your strengths than by shoring up your weaknesses.

Spend twenty minutes to take the VIA Survey of Character Strengths on the Authentic Happiness site.

Find opportunities to apply your strengths in everything you do. You’ll be happier.

Do it. It works.


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3 Epic Technologies That Transform Teaching & Learning

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I am a teacher, a developer, a parent, and a techie. I love technology in all its forms. Part of my role at my school is to ask, what is the benefit of technology in the classroom?

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Really neat thoughts shared!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 31, 9:19 AM

I love the GPS-syllabus analogy. If you know the route and know how to get back on it, you're more likely to explore the side streets and offshoots, right? Translate that to school in a way that gives students the freedom to explore a subject but also know exactly how to get back to the route you planned. Very good article worth reading and worth using to examine what we're doing.