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Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students

Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Welcome to my list of webtools that don't require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. An...

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gabriela carbone's curator insight, April 15, 6:37 PM

De todas las recomendaciones la que más llamó mi interés fue la de Marvel Comics

justice addison's curator insight, April 16, 5:22 AM

warreva.

Andy Clark's curator insight, April 16, 8:02 AM

This is a great list of tools you can use with your students!   

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From StoryCorps: An App For Capturing Stories

From StoryCorps: An App For Capturing Stories | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Founder Dave Isay was awarded the 2015 TED Prize to promote his nonprofit work recording, sharing, and preserving the stories of people's lives.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 15, 4:48 PM

Yay -- an app from StoryCorps that helps you capture anyone's stories!


Over 500 nonprofits already collect stories of their constituents using StoryCorps. You can use it to collect the stories of your customers, also.


But not just any stories. Since growing a business is about connecting with customers and building sustaining relationships, ask for stories that help you get to know them better. 


Pick a theme that connects to how your company serves the world. Ask your customers and staff for stories that speak to that theme.


Use the app to capture, preserve, and share with the world. It's a true gift to have someone felt heard and valued. This app could be a great way to do this on any kind of scale you want.


Story on!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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Armando's curator insight, April 17, 8:26 AM

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

Maria Loraine Rodríguez De Ruiz-Alma's curator insight, April 17, 8:55 AM

Wonderful!

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, April 17, 12:00 PM
Para el desarrollo de un nuevo modelo cognitivo producir visualizaciones, textos, animaciones es fundamental generar la oportunidad para producir contenidos digitales.
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Innovative Storytelling: Street Corners Show 2 Stories Of Homelessness

Innovative Storytelling: Street Corners Show 2 Stories Of Homelessness | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Streetcorners are a storytelling device in this new campaign in support of homeless youth..

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more than likely there are two or more sides to any story.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 8, 1:21 PM

Today it's all about innovation in storytelling with the 2 articles I'm curating for you.


This one is all about the ingenious storytelling campaign in England to reduce homelessness among 16-25 year-olds. 


The charity Depaul UK has taken street corners and written 2 sides of the same story on it. One story is from the perspective of the homeowner, the other is from the perspective of the homeless youth.


They can be read separately, or together. It's brilliant.


Now -- are these really 'stories' in the classical structural sense? If we looked at them under a microscope, probably not. But what I love is that for me, yes they are still stories. Because stories do come in all shapes and sizes. 


The first litmus test is if they are sharing an experience -- which they are. The second litmus test is if they affect the reader in some way that might inspire some action. The answer is 'yes' again.


These short stories pack a punch and I hope they pull you in. I know they did for me. Think about how you can use this method -- both in writing and in presentation -- in your own business storytelling.


I love the creativity of how they are written and presented. It's pushing the storytelling envelope. I can't wait to see what is in store for us next :)


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+10 Free Templates]

How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+10 Free Templates] | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be great if creating infographics was just as simple as writing regular ole text-based blog posts? Unfortunately, the reality is that making visual content like this usually takes a lot more time, effort, and let's face it -- skill -- than the written word. 

 

Usually.But considering the popularity and effectiveness of visual content in marketing today, you can't just afford to throw in the towel. That's why we decided to take all the pain and suffering out of infographic creation. 

 

Seriously -- don't throw in the towel just yet. You, too, can create professional-looking, high-quality infographics ... quickly! And I'm going to prove it. First things first ...


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 11, 1:09 PM

You can download 10 powerpoint free templates:

http://offers.hubspot.com/how-to-create-infographics-in-powerpoint


Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 12, 12:36 PM

Infographiken erstellen einfach gemacht, mit Power Point

Lori Wilk's curator insight, April 14, 10:04 AM

It's great to have tools to make your more #effective and #efficient that allows you to improve your #productivity. Execellent to help us to learn about creating #infographics

 

 

 

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How To Add Closed Captions To A YouTube Video - YouTube

http://BigNate84.com - In this video I will show you How-To create closed captions for a YouTube video. You'll get formatting tips, step-by-step instructions...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 4:08 PM

BigNate may be a talking head, but he's talking sense about Closed Captioning. This video is a good introduction to Closed Caption creation of YouTube videos.   Give it a try! 

Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, April 3, 10:55 AM

Great tip for accessibility!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 3, 12:57 PM

Oh that is so simple. Good to know how to add transcripts to youtube so easily. 

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Web Design: Page Layout for Course Redesign

Web Design: Page Layout for Course Redesign | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 28, 1:23 PM

Short, simple, and on-target advice for laying out your online course pages. Follow these guidelines to demonstrate an understanding of web design, UDL, and Accessibility. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 29, 11:09 AM

Good suggestions.Less is more.

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Despite cautionary tales of teens and social networks, students have a lot to gain from incorporating what they learn in their personal digital space to the classroom.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 10:22 AM

Interesting article.

junewall's curator insight, March 28, 12:50 AM

David Price talked about these "Do it's" recently in relation to the whole concept of open learning. Perhaps use them as a check-list to see what you currently include in your teaching?

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Best Apps and Websites for the Flipped Classroom

Best Apps and Websites for the Flipped Classroom | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Be less of a teacher and more of a mentor by turning traditional lecture-based instruction on its head. This list of resources -- everything from interactive practice sets to instructional videos to whiteboard tools -- help students learn new things at home, freeing up classroom time for...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 23, 2:13 PM

I'm a huge fan of Common Sense and this page is yet another great tool to share with your teachers interested in flipping their classrooms. Not all are free but this is a good list that will get you started.

ClaireM's curator insight, March 24, 1:28 PM

This site provides a list of apps that are helpful for students of all ages. Since most students today, no matter how old, have smart phones these apps can be useful for them in learning their materials for any class.

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Ripped Apart - An iPad App About the Civil War - iPad Apps for School

Ripped Apart - An iPad App About the Civil War - iPad Apps for School | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Ripped Apart is a free iPad app from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The app is a game in which students play the role of a Smithsonian intern tasked with examining documents and photographs in order to determine where they came from and what they say about the Civil War. Through the game students will learn learn about significant people in the Antebellum and Civil War eras. Students will learn about leading abolitionists, secessionists, and officers on both sides of the Civil War. As they move through the game students will add notes in the app. Those notes should help them solve the mysteries in the game.

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The shocking differences in basic body language around the world

The shocking differences in basic body language around the world | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
The body speaks volumes. But what it says depends on the culture you're in.

 

Tags: culture, infographic, worldwide.


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Gaëlle Solal's curator insight, April 1, 12:58 PM

ça vous en bouche un coin?!

 

Payton Sidney Dinwiddie 's curator insight, April 14, 6:00 PM

This shows the costums that several other Countries use in north America we cross our legs but in Countries Like Asia disrespectful. In America we view blowing or Noise is normal in Japan that Considered rude

Roman M's curator insight, April 16, 12:17 PM

This article shows the different customs on gestures or body language in the world. What we might do is disrespectful in another country. For example, even some as simple as crossing your legs while sitting is common in North America and some European countries. However, it is viewed disrespectful in Asia and the Middle East.

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12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations

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12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations Presentations have an important place in the corporate world. Whether presenting product releases or quarterly year reports, a nicely designed presentation captivates the audience. It increases the audience's interaction and interest. A well weaved narration of information in form of a presentation, can instill life to a plain and boring topic as well.

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 16, 9:06 AM

 

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Aaron Oo Chun Yi's curator insight, March 24, 4:27 AM

Sweet!

donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 8:39 AM

I was aware of (and used) Prezi - but I haven't heard of the others on this list. 

 

 

(From the article): Presentations have an important place in the corporate world. Whether presenting product releases or quarterly year reports, a nicely designed presentation captivates the audience. It increases the audience’s interaction and interest.  A well weaved narration of information in form of a presentation, can instill life to a plain and boring topic as well.

Apart from the corporate world, presentations are used in education as well. Teachers use presentations to deliver information that is successfully incorporated with videos and pictures, thus grabbing the attention of the students and enriching the learning process along the way.

While its hard to replace professional presentation designers, here is a list of some powerful tools that would help you to create interactive presentations in case of the absence of professional help.

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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adartshaw's curator insight, October 15, 2014 7:46 AM

Lots of good articles!

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:27 PM

Great resource for a 1:1 iPad classroom/school. However, this is a great model for any 1:1 setup. You truly need to consider the Teacher/Student/Parent paradigm when deciding on applications that enhance the learning environment. Where there is not workflow vision the people will perish. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 9, 2:40 AM

Je crois toujours que les tablets sont le futur pour l'enseignement supérieur. Un des problèmes sont de trouver les outils qui servent vos objectifs pédagogiques. Cette article peut aider.

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7 PowerPoint text effects for snazzier slides

7 PowerPoint text effects for snazzier slides | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
PowerPoint's special effects can turn plain text into something worth staring at. Follow these tips to start off right.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 16, 3:12 PM

Great post about formatting text in PowerPoint. Tips, illustrations and notes about 6 options how to do it.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 16, 4:32 PM

Here are some great tips for that next PowerPoint Presentation, check them out.

Don Breedwell's curator insight, Today, 5:27 PM

Great tools, but please don't over do it. Remember you audience! 

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions
by Terry Heick
Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.

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Video demonstration of a question seminar with student.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 15, 10:42 AM

I love the Learning Taxonomy pie chart and I love the chart from The Right Question Institute. Good librarians have known for years (forever?) that the right question can mean the difference between helping and frustrating a patron - let's make sure students know how to focus their questions, too! Share this with your teachers.

A-Writer's curator insight, April 16, 4:24 AM

http://www.a-writer.com/

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Swoosh - deliver presentations with the swoosh of your hand

Swoosh - deliver presentations with the swoosh of your hand | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Take your presentation to the next level to persuade clients, woo customers, and train internally by delivering your presentation with Swoosh. 

No more added complexities, configurations, or expensive hardware. Simply use intuitive gestures to control your presentation, keeping your hands free.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 11, 3:20 PM

A cool new app for controlling your presentation slides with your hand gestures. Install a desktop app and use it on your smartphone.

Walter Patricio Perez Sereño's curator insight, April 12, 11:16 AM

Súper...

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 13, 9:33 AM

Take your presentation to the next level, check out SWOOSH!

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18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought

18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
You bought your iPad new three years ago, and now it’s getting a bit long in the tooth.

Opening apps can take forever. Sometimes they crash, stop responding, or won’t open to begin with. If you want to extend the life of your little glass rectangle–and make your iPad faster in general–the following tips can help. And all of these tips are simple(ish)–nothing crazy like jail-breaking or changing hardware.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 8, 12:08 PM

This article helps any iPad 2, or later, owners get more out of their aging mobile devices.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 10, 9:49 PM

I need this "to-do" list for cleaning up my 2013 iPad.

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 1:01 PM

I love this! What to do w/ my old iPad 2?

Sell it back to Amazon or donate it to my school?

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Apple offers 'For Educators' collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources - 9TO5Mac

Apple offers 'For Educators' collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources - 9TO5Mac | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Apple today published a new iTunes section that recommends apps, books, iTunes U courses and other Apple educational content for educators and classrooms using iOS devices.

The new online resource includes suggestions for teachers on apps from the App Store, books from iBooks, and courses from Apple’s iTunes U service.

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EuroSys Education's curator insight, April 3, 7:30 AM

Weet niet of dit in de Belgische Appstore ook is, maar kan het maar delen...

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 10, 11:52 AM

Great place to start if you just got your iPad.

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7 solutions to make slick presentations

7 solutions to make slick presentations | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Speed and agility are traits that define our society today. We avoid reading extensive articles, watching long how-to videos on YouTube or...

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anna's curator insight, April 5, 5:27 PM

somethings new :)

GOELANCE's curator insight, April 5, 6:46 PM

7 solutions to make slick presentations

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 13, 9:37 AM

Here are some great tools to assist you in creating your presentations!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews

Free Technology for Teachers: Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
This week I tested two new apps for recording audio interviews. Both of these apps can be used by students without creating any kind of new online accounts. Neither one is entirely perfect, but they're both quite good.

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10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching - EdTech & MLearning

10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching - EdTech & MLearning | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"Do you like doodling? How about some iPad apps to help you create beautiful doodles? The collection below features some interesting applications you can use on your iOS devices to help you carry out a variety of things that include: doodling using different colours, text and fonts, drawing using simple and powerful tools, sketching out your ideas, and sharing your productions in real time."


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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, March 26, 12:49 PM

añada su visión ...

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial - Create a Flipped Video Lesson with TedEd - YouTube

This entry in the "3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip" video series shows how easy it is to 'flip' any YouTube video with the structured tool set provided at ed.ted.com. These lessons can be public or private, and the easy to use tools let teachers add associated content, a brief quiz, and online discussions associate with the video that is the focus point of the lesson. TedEd is totally free, and teachers get summary feedback on lesson views, quiz results, discussions, etc.

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, April 4, 6:49 PM

I love this!

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, April 5, 1:06 AM

Lets try out TedEd

Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 10, 12:29 PM

Schnell und einfach Videos für den Unterricht aufbereiten.

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Boy Oh Boy, Christmas Has Come Early For Teachers With The New StoryCorps Mobile App! - @LarryFerlazzo

Boy Oh Boy, Christmas Has Come Early For Teachers With The New StoryCorps Mobile App! - @LarryFerlazzo | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Anyone who’s every listened to NPR is probably familiar with StoryCorps, and I’ve published several posts sharing their resources.

 

They just unveiled a new free mobile app at the TED Conference that allows anyone to record an interview with anyone and upload it their new site, StoryCorps.me. They have both iPhone and Android versions, and they’re great!


The app provides multiple suggestions for questions, depending on who you are interviewing (you can also add your own). It’s a perfect tool for having students interview their parents, grandparents or other older family members (which also makes it easy to ensure students have parental consent — by the way, their policy states users must be over 13). It’s super-simple to use. Of course, classmates could also interview others, as long as teachers had parental permission."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 20, 3:46 AM

Record interviews about people's lives and pass wisdom from one generation to the next

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Online PDF tools for PDF lovers

Online PDF tools for PDF lovers | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
iLovePDF is an online service to work with PDF files completely free and easy to use. Merge PDF, split PDF, compress PDF, office to PDF, PDF to JPG and more!

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Classroom Resources - The iPad in Higher Education

Classroom Resources - The iPad in Higher Education | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
This site addresses the utility and potential of iPads for higher education faculty and administration who seek practical resources for effective use in the classroom. The site focuses on tools and strategies that can be adapted for use in the more highly-specialized university classroom, while still maximizing the usefulness of the iPad as a creative tool for those whose computer skills cover a wide range of levels.

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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, March 6, 11:10 PM

Recursos para usar el iPad en educación.