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The #PreziTop100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See

The #PreziTop100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

We have scoured the web looking for the most inspirational and useful resources for anyone looking to improve their presentation skills; the #PreziTop100 is the result of all this hard work.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 30, 2014 1:34 PM

Prezi team have assembled a vast list of resources (articles, blogs, videos, podcasts, presentations, books) that may help you become a better presenter.  Put this on your to-do list!

Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, June 2, 2014 5:41 AM

Numerous great ideas.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 3, 2014 6:46 PM

Prepared by the Prezi team


you have loads of articles, blogs, videos, etc... 

every thing you need to be a better prezi user!!!


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Steve Snyder: A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions

Steve Snyder: A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Steve Snyder:

 

I usually offer a few parameters as well:

Avoid yes/no questions.Be specific in terms of ideas and passages (i.e., specify page numbers).Ask about the areas or ideas you struggled with and/or those that really aroused your curiosity.


The latter point is key. The best questions usually arise from a sincere questioner.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 13, 2:32 PM

Thanks to Steve Snyder for this Faculty Focus article on how to develop students' questioning skills.  This applies to both traditional classroom instruction and to discussion forum participation in online classes.

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Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox

Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Ever felt the urge to launch a YouTube channel, only to find that the results don't quite pass muster? A new web app called Showbox is the answer.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 6, 5:58 AM

Showbox is a new web app (in Beta stage) for creating videos. You will need a Chrome browser to use it.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 7:39 AM
This is an excellent resource for your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum

Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Phraseum is social, so you can share phrases and phrasebooks with anyone else on the site and follow other people if you like the kinds of things they are saving and sharing. You can also click on any of the tags on your phrase to find other related words or phrases which have been saved by other users and add those to your own collection.Click here to edit the content


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A way to save and organize quotations.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 8, 1:14 AM

An old blog post about a very useful tool.

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, July 8, 3:38 AM
Aplicação para partilha de frases e citações.
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How Orange Juice Is Made

The process of making orange juice on a humongous scale. The Americans drink so much of the stuff I'm surprised they still have any left for export.

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Great resource for FACS teachers.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 19, 8:59 PM

If you image that your orange juice comes from farmers on ladders picking, then hand-squeezing oranges into orange juice, then you need to see just how mechanized this agribusiness is.  The machinery alone means that a small-scale farmer simply can't compete on the open market.  

 

Questions to Ponder: Why is OJ concentrate cheaper in the store if they have to work hard to extract the water out of the juice?  How would OJ concentrate be an example of either a bulk-gaining product or a bulk-reducing product?  

 

Tagsfood production, agriculture, foodeconomic, industry, economic, scale, agribusiness.

Antonio Andrade's curator insight, May 4, 5:47 PM
Excelente conocer todo el proceso!

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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads in the classroom most effective?
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Gilles Boulanger's curator insight, May 17, 8:19 AM
Même si le texte est en anglais, l'étude mentionnée est intéressante sur l'impact d'utilisation d'un iPad en classe.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 17, 11:06 AM
Good teachers use tools wisely and understand that what works well in one classroom may not elsewhere. They understand that digital technology is changing so rapidly and there are commercial interests at play that it is important to learn skills rather than just use tools blindly. Teachers perform as craftspeople who use their tools wisely and teach with them and through them.
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Showbie - the Paperless Classroom App for Teachers

Showbie - the Paperless Classroom App for Teachers | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Showbie is a free educational app for teachers and students that makes creating and completing assignments, providing assessments, and storing grades easy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 17, 1:27 AM

Haven't tried this, but it looks like a useful tool for managing student homework.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, June 17, 6:45 AM
A tool to try ... Definitly
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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation software for your classroom? Check out our list of 21 top presentation tools for teachers.

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Ofra Ofri's curator insight, July 11, 11:43 PM
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 16, 7:00 AM
This is a great update on 21 presentation resources that can be used in your learning and teaching environments.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 19, 3:03 PM
At least read the descriptions and see if any will provide you the tool you are looking for. You will already be familiar with a few tools but a couple of others might interest you.
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Presentious

Presentious | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Presentious turns your live presentations into recordings that pair your audio with each slide. It’s a powerful format that combines the narrative structure of slides with the context of commentary.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 17, 12:55 PM

Very simple to use tool to get your presentations recorded and online.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 12:53 PM
Easy tool for recording audio with slides. I don't like that you can flip ahead thus getting the audio off sync with the slides, but it looks like you can control that. 
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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 25, 2:18 AM
Extremely useful stuff! Do not miss it. Lots of things to engage our pupils!
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 26, 8:29 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 28, 6:27 PM
Free, densely-packed lesson plans using video clips from popular Hollywood features and science documentaries. 
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15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research

15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Think you know everything there is to know about smart studying? You may be surprised by some of the past year’s research. Below are 15 new insights on how to prep for exams and boost your academic achievements in general.


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Some new data out there plus a good reminder of what we know will students!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 12:49 AM

Some interesting and useful insights.

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Conflict: 10 Types of Narrative Conflict You Can Use in Your Storytelling

Conflict: 10 Types of Narrative Conflict You Can Use in Your Storytelling | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
In content creation, remember the importance of conflict in storytelling. Without conflict, your audience will tune out. Here are ten ways to reel them in.

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Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

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

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Linda De Vries's curator insight, March 28, 12:19 AM

Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

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

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, March 28, 1:25 PM

Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

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

Jason Kramer's curator insight, April 2, 3:07 PM

Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

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

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Storium - Telling Stories Together

Storium - Telling Stories Together | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Storium is the online game that lets you and your friends tell stories together and play in imaginary worlds of your own creation.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 14, 3:52 AM
Engaging gamified storytelling... worth a try!!
Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 14, 4:07 AM
Engaging storytelling... worth a try!!
Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, March 14, 10:26 AM
Engaging gamified storytelling... worth a try!!
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12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading

12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Nurturing a love for reading begins with providing reasons for reading and getting students excited about books.


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I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 16, 4:09 PM

I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

Dorothy Miller's curator insight, March 2, 1:09 PM

I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:06 PM

I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

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Story Maps

Story Maps | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 12, 1:20 AM

Story Maps is a great alternative to PowerPoint.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 12, 1:36 PM
Interesting tool. 
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Chalkmotion

Chalkmotion | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

ChalkMotion is a a collaborative library of simple hand drawn images and online presentation tool, designed to help visualize and share ideas


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 11, 10:03 AM

Great way to animate students' drawing.

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A New Map for America

A New Map for America | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
The 50-state model is holding the country back. It needs a new system, built around urban corridors.

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Great way to encourage critical thinking in students: what would this impact? Adv & Disadvantages? Compare 50 states vs this model? How would new plan be implemented? 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 15, 4:51 PM

This is a great article to get students thinking about the spatial network of cities, not just the internal structure of particular cities based on some models. In this article, Parag Khanna argues that the United States is stuck in "an antiquated political structure of 50 distinct states" that isn't aligned with growing urban regions that shape our internal and external economic linkages. He proposed that our infrastruture should strengthen these networks that cut across state boundaries more so than it currently does. "Federal policy should refocus on help these nascent [urban] archipelagos prosper, and helping other emerge...collectively forming a lattice of productive metro-regions efficently through better highways, railways, and fiber-optic cables: a United City-States of America." 

 

Questions to Ponder: What political obstacles would this proposal receive?  Demographically, who would support/oppose this type of restructuring?  How would this impact the economic geographies of the United States? 

 

Tagsop-edregions, urban, transportationeconomic, planning.

 

Jean-Simon Venne's curator insight, April 28, 8:13 AM
We should build a similar map for technology innovaton
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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets."

 


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:43 AM

Using mobile devices in the classroom

Carmen Herrero's curator insight, May 14, 4:12 AM
#film #literacy @filta_communtiy
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 16, 4:38 AM
Excellent for student who's teacher is smart enough to ask them to produce their own videos
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My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015

My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015 | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
In lieu of writing a reflective blog for this year I thought I would share the top ten iPad Apps that have been impactful in my working with hundreds of schools and teachers around the world this year.

With a focus on a few key types of Apps such as workflow and demonstration apps alongside those that support learning activities such as note taking, research and sketching, here are my top ten iPad Apps from across 2015.

As it says below, those that know or have worked with me will testify, I’m not really one for ‘Apps for a subject’ but there are some Apps which work well everywhere. I have been asked by many for my top ten apps for 2015, so instead, here are my top ten apps for learning that have impact in the schools I have worked with in recent times. Enjoy!

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Instructables - DIY  - Learn to Make - Everything!

Instructables - DIY  - Learn to Make - Everything! | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.

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Several recycle reuse ideas.
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How to Teach Essay Writing: Tools for Educators

How to Teach Essay Writing: Tools for Educators | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 12:56 PM
Some excellent resources here for any subject that incorporates writing. I prefer Zotero to citation machine, though. 
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theLearnia - Free Online Whiteboard

theLearnia - Free Online Whiteboard | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
theLearnia helps teachers to flip their classroom by creating awesome video lessons within minutes and share with their students

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 22, 10:57 AM
Add background, images, text, lines and shapes. Split the content of your story between pages or simply import your power point presentation into the whiteboard
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 17, 6:01 PM
Share your insight
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Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End

Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Traditionally, we give and receive feedback at the end of projects, assignments, and units. But is this the best way to ensure progress? Researchers are saying it’s not, especially when it comes to encouraging creativity. For optimal academic achievement, teachers and students should consider placing feedback somewhere in the middle.


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Provides tips to follow when giving feedback.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 28, 12:33 AM

Some good tips towards the end of the article.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 30, 8:38 AM
Great advice, for younger and adult learners.
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Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software

Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Create and publish interactive ebooks for Android, iPad, iPhone, HTML5 web, and desktop

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Jesus Alvarez desde www.sercompetitivos.com 's curator insight, March 24, 2:44 AM
Software para la creación de un ebook interactivo
marta aznar sangüesa's curator insight, April 4, 11:13 AM
Software para la creación de un ebook interactivo
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iRubric: Home of free rubric tools: RCampus

iRubric: Home of free rubric tools: RCampus | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
iRubric: The only free rubric builder and assessment tool. Working with rubrics has never been easier. Build, Assess, Share, and Collaborate using our intuitive tools.

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Another free rubric creation tool.

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Nancy Bley's curator insight, March 31, 10:34 AM

Another free rubric creation tool.

Clairelouise's curator insight, April 1, 6:55 PM

Another free rubric creation tool.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 1, 7:00 PM
Another free rubric creation tool.

iRubric has a fresh new look. I've used this for tool for years and it is an effective rubric creator.  

 
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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy -

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.

The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the Wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 16, 4:08 PM

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 19, 2:01 AM

Same like cars. Not about wheels, engines and fuel but all about the freedom of moving around.

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, February 21, 7:58 PM

I am sure the teachers will find this interesting and useful.