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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.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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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, 2014 6:00 PM

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

Diane Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 8:28 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 18, 2014 12:04 AM

Some great ideas

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Make videos online with photos, clips, music

Make videos online with photos, clips, music | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Make beautiful videos, online, easily! How to make travel movies, wedding videos, promo ads, property virtual tours: just add photos, clips, music and watch your video!

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 20, 1:08 AM
Another useful tool for projects ~
emilioet's curator insight, April 21, 5:29 AM
Make amazing videos in secondsMake beautiful movies using your photos and videos. Tell your story with text, maps. It's very easy, and super fun!
Paternina's curator insight, April 30, 1:06 AM

añada su visión ...

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WeVideo | Free Online Video Editor & Maker

WeVideo | Free Online Video Editor & Maker | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, MAC, PC.

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Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, April 18, 1:32 PM

Rescooped from "Tools for Teachers & Learners" as a useful tool for video-based projects.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 20, 1:05 AM
A great recourse for video editing ~
emilioet's curator insight, April 21, 5:27 AM

WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, MAC, PC.

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On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015, http://tinyurl.com/mrf2cxw ;

a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people.  Unlike Pew’s previous surveys, which involved representative samples of teens interview by phone, this one was conducted online.


These data are useful for us in deciding how we reach the young people we love and in understanding how they themselves manage their lives online."


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gathersord's curator insight, April 28, 4:53 AM

great one

firesolid's curator insight, May 2, 1:36 AM

Cold...!!

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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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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?

Marion Conrad's curator insight, May 1, 1:41 PM

Great tips for all iPad owners!

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 8:23 PM

Soma good simple  tools and techniques for keeping your old iPad running.

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How to edit PowerPoint files in Dropbox

How to edit PowerPoint files in Dropbox | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Step-by-step guide on how to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in Dropbox in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 22, 1:59 PM

Great news for Dropbox users. Now you can edit your Office documents including PowerPoint files in Dropbox without leaving it.

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How to edit PowerPoint files in Dropbox

How to edit PowerPoint files in Dropbox | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Step-by-step guide on how to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in Dropbox in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 22, 1:59 PM

Great news for Dropbox users. Now you can edit your Office documents including PowerPoint files in Dropbox without leaving it.

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7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar

7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
In a world of spellcheck and texting abbreviations, few people want to take the time to learn about subjects, objects, and dangling modifiers. Besides, computers can fix our sentences for us. However, as anyone who's suffered an autocorrect embarrassment knows, computers don't always get it right. Language is a human tool and requires the insight of…

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 23, 2:40 AM

Good "on-the-go" tools for grammar reference... let's go mobile!

Joseph J Filoramo's curator insight, April 23, 9:13 AM

#filoramoroxpd #filoramoroxpddiffcoll

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 25, 2:24 PM

Here could be a reason for students to use their cell phones in class during down time.  Three of the apps discussed are free and a few more are under $2.  They offer workbook like practice in the selected grammar area.

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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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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, April 18, 5:27 PM

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

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 20, 10:29 AM

This could make a presentation more interesting.

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions
by Terry Heick
Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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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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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!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 23, 10:23 AM

This looks like fun

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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.

Via John Evans
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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?

Marion Conrad's curator insight, May 1, 1:41 PM

Great tips for all iPad owners!

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 8:23 PM

Soma good simple  tools and techniques for keeping your old iPad running.

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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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Opinion - Record & Edit Podcasts on your iPhone

Opinion - Record & Edit Podcasts on your iPhone | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

We asked ourselves why podcasting is a medium reserved for tech geeks and media corporations. Our answer is Opinion, audio recording and editing made human.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 22, 10:28 AM

An easy to use podcasting tool for creating short audios and getting them online quickly.

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7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech

7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Our school is a 1:1 iPad school. We made the decision to go with iPads knowing that there are relative strengths and weaknesses of the device. For our purposes, it was decided that the strengths outweighed the weaknesses.


One strength that factored heavily into the discussion was the camera, and putting the power to create multimedia work in the hands of every student.


Here are 7 ways the camera can be leveraged for deeper learning in your class."


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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation - graphite

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation - graphite | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features that make it more fun than ever to get kids’ productions edited and polished.

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, May 1, 4:51 PM

16 sitios de Apps para hacer cine y animación 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, May 2, 10:21 AM

Thx John Evans for the article with reviewed sites from '14

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 3, 7:11 AM

 

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TouchDevelop - create apps everywhere, on all your devices!

TouchDevelop - create apps everywhere, on all your devices! | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Create apps everywhere — on all your devices! Keyboard optional. Share your programs with other people. Download the free app for Windows Phone, try the Web App in your browser!

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Dawn Weber's curator insight, April 30, 9:51 AM

I plan on using this this semester with middle school students and can't wait to see what they come up with.

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7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar

7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
In a world of spellcheck and texting abbreviations, few people want to take the time to learn about subjects, objects, and dangling modifiers. Besides, computers can fix our sentences for us. However, as anyone who's suffered an autocorrect embarrassment knows, computers don't always get it right. Language is a human tool and requires the insight of…

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 23, 2:40 AM

Good "on-the-go" tools for grammar reference... let's go mobile!

Joseph J Filoramo's curator insight, April 23, 9:13 AM

#filoramoroxpd #filoramoroxpddiffcoll

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 25, 2:24 PM

Here could be a reason for students to use their cell phones in class during down time.  Three of the apps discussed are free and a few more are under $2.  They offer workbook like practice in the selected grammar area.

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 26, 6:18 PM

'In the infographic, Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy, we have organized types of activities that suit various levels of assessments (2001) starting with remember, understand, and apply in the first row. The second row of our infographic includes higher levels of active learning including analyze, evaluate, and create. Engaging curriculum whether face-to-face, blended, or online push student performances to these levels of learning; however, these assessments are less conducive to automated feedback systems as rubrics typically require intelligent judgment. The appropriate level of learning for any assessment should be determined by the learning objective(s).' - This is worthy of your time and reflection.

Georgia Heffernan's curator insight, April 26, 7:43 PM

To enable our students to become assessment literate, teachers need to align their assessment feedback practices with the purpose of the learning. This info graphic provides an easy to use guide based on Bloom's taxonomy of developmental learning - a good reminder to be deliberate!

Gary Stanyard's curator insight, April 29, 5:56 PM

Useful infographic

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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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Great potential project!
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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 

Cynthia Garrety's curator insight, April 21, 10:00 AM

Coolest app yet! 

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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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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, April 30, 1:34 PM

Nice infographic

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, April 30, 1:39 PM

Nice infographic

AlisonMcNab's curator insight, May 1, 11:43 AM

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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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..

Via Karen Dietz
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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 

Dominique Taste's curator insight, April 20, 10:35 AM

L'association caritative anglaise Depaul affiche un storytelling simple et efficace : 2 histoires placardées en coin de rue. L'une présente la narration sous l'angle d'un  jeune sans domicile fixe, l'autre sous l'angle d'un jeune avec domicile. Le tout avec un rendu spectaculaire cohérent avec la cause défendue par Depaul.

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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.