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Make interactive presentations with polls in Swipe

Make interactive presentations with polls in Swipe | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Swipe is the easiest way to create beautiful presentations on the web. Use any device to present, and share to anyone on any device live. And it's completely free!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 28, 7:19 AM

Swipe which is a tool for creating presentations, now has a polling feature that enables the audience to give real-time feedback during the presentation.

Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, June 30, 8:34 AM

Presentazioni interattive in aula. La tecnologia pervade anche l'attività in aula.

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The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology

The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

The choices are endless. Should I set up a class blog or a Twitter account? Should I use Edmodo? Test out cell phone use in the classroom? How about Google Docs? Prezi? 

 

 


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Will check out Ming but hopes this works  better than their video about it.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 3:54 AM

Some useful tips for getting started with technology.


Ruby Day's curator insight, Today, 5:17 PM

Some great insights into technology use in teaching and learning. A quick easy read as presented as dos and don'ts.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, Today, 9:49 PM

Some good basics here. 

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The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post

The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Make your social media frequency the most valuable. Find out how often you should be posting to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.

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Lee Werrell's curator insight, September 13, 5:00 AM

People who blanket their ads across social media need not read this, those who are professional and courteous should.

Gary Obermeyer's curator insight, September 13, 11:36 AM

Well presented information, but should not be used as gospel.  things change so fast in social media that there's a half-life to just about any rules and guidelines.  My best advice, have a plan that makes sense to you and pay attention to the analytics. 

Nicholas C. Rossis's curator insight, September 15, 8:17 AM

How not to annoy your followers on your social media: interesting for authors and non-authors alike.  

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Create a mobile app in minutes

Create a mobile app in minutes | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
DWNLD allows anyone to create a native mobile app with a single click. It's easy, it's fast, and it's affordable at only $15. Apps Made Easy.

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 9, 12:24 PM

Even those who don't view themselves as "tech designer savvy" should take a look. This could be a game-changer....and gifted students would soar!

niftyjock's curator insight, September 9, 6:03 PM

Apps without the drama, looks good, works well and easy to use

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Sqwiggle Now Lets You Use Your iPad as a 'Second Screen' - The Next Web

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Sqwiggle Now Lets You Use Your iPad as a 'Second Screen' The Next Web Sqwiggle, a platform for helping remote teams work together more efficiently by utilizing always-on group video chat, has just launched its first iPad app, building on its...

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ViewPure / videos without clutter

ViewPure / videos without clutter | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Watch YouTube videos without comments, ads, related videos, or any other distractions. It's great for teachers, parents, and organizations alike - or really, anybody.

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This sounds great way to get rid of the inappropriate remarks I sometimes see.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 24, 1:41 PM

I'm tired of waiting for ads when showing a video in class. How about you?

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, August 26, 2:32 PM

Muito interessante este site. De certa forma, "limpa, purifica" um vídeo retirando-lhe ads, comentários e tudo aquilo que não faz parte do vídeo original.

Basta copiar o link do vídeo, entrar no ViewPure e colar na barra de endereços. Quase de imediato, pode assistir ao vídeo limpo.

O ViewPure também disponibiliza todos os vídeos que foram "purificados" no site.

GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, August 31, 1:29 PM

WievPure consente di vedere i video su youtube senza commentii, ads, link ad altri video, e altri elementi distraenti. Molto utile per la condivisione di video nella didattica

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How to Start Your Own Company: 50 tips (infographic)

How to Start Your Own Company: 50 tips (infographic) | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
  Starting your own company can be challenging  John Rampton described it as: isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s stressful and pretty much demands your complete focus. On the plus side, it can...

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How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad

How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
This article will show you how to easily convert any website into a PDF on your iPad using the bookmark tool.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 30, 9:12 AM

Useful.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 30, 10:52 AM

I really want to learn how to do this.

 

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, August 30, 6:05 PM

Truco de Safar

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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.



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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 5, 9:11 PM

Writing without the power of visuals is flat and boring. These tools bring your ideas to life. Stacey's made some very useful annotations about what is useful about each of the 15 tools.  Great list!  ~  Deb

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

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Clyp - Record and share audio, simply.

Clyp - Record and share audio, simply. | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Discover and share the world of audio. Clyp is a free, simple and fun way to record and share the sounds in your life with friends and family. Now available on iOS.

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 28, 5:41 AM

This is a really useful tool for recording and sharing audio either from the desktop or iOS and it doesn't require registration.

173 Sud's curator insight, August 28, 9:12 AM


Free and no account required.

Brooke Hall's curator insight, August 28, 7:31 PM
Quick, easy tool to record, upload sounds, and share with others.
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Howard Rheingold: Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity

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By HOWARD RHEINGOLD August 21, 2014 - 8:12am 


"I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 26, 9:37 AM

Sparking thought!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 26, 9:41 AM

Excellent resource for EVERYONE online!! In today's age of information, it is no longer an issue of recalling information. "Just Google it" is much more than simply a catchy phrase. Nearly every bit of information can be obtained in seconds, somewhere online. The issue has become finding the proverbial "needle in the haystack".

It has become mush more important to understand how to filter the good from the bad and the ugly.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 27, 10:41 AM

Crap detection resources could be most helpful.

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EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons

EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

 


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tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 1, 6:04 AM

Edpuzzle -> Add voice or embed questions to ease your students understanding. 

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Google Drive in Class: 38 Ideas by Sean Junkins

Google Drive in Class:  38 Ideas by Sean Junkins | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

August 11, 2014
This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk.


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 15, 11:17 PM

Are we using Drive in our classes? We shoudl be.

Judith Edwards's curator insight, August 16, 2:39 PM

Just found this great Scoop by our own Sean Junkins.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 19, 1:22 PM

With a bit of imagination, some of these can be altered to fit business needs as well!!

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30+ Presentation Tips and Tutorials for the Savvy Presenter

30+ Presentation Tips and Tutorials for the Savvy Presenter | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
We've been compiling a list of top presentation resources that will help you become a master presenter. Check out the resources below nicely divided into categories of articles, infographics, Quora and videos. There's something for every presenter!

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lots of resources!

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Barbara Hartzler's curator insight, August 18, 3:23 PM

For future reference. :)

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, August 19, 12:22 AM

Good and exhaustive ressources, many things to look at.

delta14's curator insight, August 28, 12:26 PM

Muy interesante conviene revisar, experimentar y compartir experiencias.

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 16, 11:56 AM

Do you know what you can do with the good old PowerPoint? Perhaps you do. But maybe your students don't. This post by Kelly Walsh will remind you of the ways how to use PowerPoint for making better presentations.

Jotic Angela's curator insight, Today, 5:09 AM

Mais comment faisait-on avant PPT ?

Training in Business's curator insight, Today, 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking."

 

 

Part One:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-diane-darrow

 

Part Two:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-understanding-diane-darrow

 

Part Three:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-applying-diane-darrow

 

Part Four:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-analyzing-diane-darrow

 

Part Five:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-evaluating-evaluation-diane-darrow

 

Part Six: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-creating-diane-darrow

 


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Shonda Brisco's curator insight, June 21, 2:55 PM
Great information!
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 21, 6:23 PM

This looks like a great series - I reviewed a few of the posts and they are very well organized. Each one provides a summary review of a component of Bloom's Taxonomy and an explanation of connections with apps. Then there are specific examples of apps provided. A great resource for diversifying your instruction.

Manuela Garcìa's curator insight, June 24, 6:18 PM

La revisión de este material facilitará la elaboración de la Secuencia Didáctica.  No hay duda que la taxonomía de Bloom sigue vigente

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 9, 4:56 AM

Some useful tips here.


Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 13, 5:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers

A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
With the increasing use of internet by our kids comes the risks that, if not addressed appropriately, would make this use disastrous. From online predators looming around waiting for their next victim to harassment and cyberbullying, these and several other issues are  waiving a red flag for parents, teachers,and education stakeholders to take an immediate action and make digital citizenship an essential component in the curriculum. Kids need to be aware of these risks and should be taught on how to surf the net safely.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 3, 9:19 PM

Using "Digital Citizenship in Schools" by Mike Ribble.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 3, 10:53 PM

Recursos. Ciudadanía Digital

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Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography

Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
In 1990, the manufacturing industry was the leading employer in most U.S. states, followed by retail trade. In 2003, retail trade was the leading employer in a majority of states. By 2013, health care and social assistance was the dominant industry in 34 states. This animated map shows the top industry in each state and the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2013.

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Ted Ning's curator insight, August 9, 12:17 PM

Interesting to see how markets, jobs and emerging opportunities have changed. Need to keep up with the times. 

Hongsheng Li's curator insight, August 11, 6:33 AM

美国工业地理的演化

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 10:48 AM

APHG-U6

 

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HERE IS TODAY (An Interactive Look at Time)

HERE IS TODAY (An Interactive Look at Time) | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
An interactive look at time...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 27, 3:58 PM

For those moments when putting things into perspective is needed. 

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Comparing the five major world religions

"It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam."


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Mary Elizabeth's curator insight, August 31, 4:41 PM

perfect for Culture Unit

MsPerry's curator insight, September 1, 9:48 AM

APHG-Unit 3

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 9:13 AM

Great insight into our 5 major world religions.

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How Teachers Can Create Videos That Engage Students - Education Week

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As a teacher, you may think slick production is the way to go in building engaging learning videos, but new data shows that variables within your control (and budget!) have more of an impact.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 29, 7:39 PM

Videos are a great way to engage students. Yes it can be time consuming but can be used over and over again.

WEAC's curator insight, August 31, 10:28 AM

Here's a good back-to-school overview about creating classroom videos.

Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, September 1, 11:36 AM

I enjoyed making instructional videos for my students and letting them make them as well.  This article covers why we should not be hung up on having a polished video because shorter, less formal videos can be more effective.  I used the app Explain Everything on my iPad to record lessons, but there are some who say that having the teacher in the video is more effective.  I wasn't ready for that.

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Group Brainstorming Tools - GroupMap

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GroupMap's easy and effective online group brainstorming tools with visual templates puts your ideas against everyone's ideas on one single unique platform.

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Amanda O'Connell's curator insight, August 26, 6:03 PM

Very useful for planning and writing activities

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 26, 7:33 PM

The free version only allows public mindmaps/brainstorms, so if you are in a school setting and don't want student work to be shared, this might not be the right tool. The professional version that allows you to make the maps private is a steep $49 a month. 

Mark Sheppard's curator insight, September 3, 12:28 PM

may serve as a useful too when teams/experts are distributed.  Also beats using stickies to map out ideas.

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Howard Rheingold: Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity

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By HOWARD RHEINGOLD August 21, 2014 - 8:12am 


"I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”


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Crap detection resources could be most helpful.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 12:17 AM

I always get a kick out of Rheingold's writing and thinking. 

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 26, 9:37 AM

Sparking thought!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 26, 9:41 AM

Excellent resource for EVERYONE online!! In today's age of information, it is no longer an issue of recalling information. "Just Google it" is much more than simply a catchy phrase. Nearly every bit of information can be obtained in seconds, somewhere online. The issue has become finding the proverbial "needle in the haystack".

It has become mush more important to understand how to filter the good from the bad and the ugly.

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The Official Launch of ExamTime

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127 releases, 4 language versions, 920,376 study resources & 1 owl later, we're announcing the official launch of ExamTime! See our journey here.

 


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looks like a great way to work with numerous groups as well as develop resources for the groups to use.

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Louis Levy's curator insight, August 21, 8:41 AM

Voir l'analyse sur e site du logiciel.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 22, 10:47 AM

Great app for creating flashcards, quizzes and other study aids. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 7:09 PM

Engage your students by using quizzes, mind maps, and other visual learning content. Now the official launch

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Shadow Puppet Edu for creating presentations

Shadow Puppet Edu for creating presentations | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

The simplest way to capture and share student work. Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain concepts, or document learning. 30+ lesson ideas supporting Common Core make it easy to get started!


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Looks like this app has lots of potential for the classroom.

 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 14, 4:16 PM

A cool iPad app for creating presentations, slideshows, videos with a lot of features. You can get a FREE Teacher Resource Kit and premium support as you get started using Shadow Puppet in your classroom. Don't forget to explore the suggested activity ideas.

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 16, 2:15 PM

This is another tool that can be used to help learners to demonstrate their learning through video and stories. 

Jan Harper's curator insight, August 27, 11:08 AM
Baiba Svenca's insight:

A cool iPad app for creating presentations, slideshows, videos with a lot of features. You can get a FREE Teacher Resource Kit and premium support as you get started using Shadow Puppet in your classroom. Don't forget to explore the suggested activity ideas.