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A Simple Guide to Create Narrated Comic Books Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Simple Guide to Create Narrated Comic Books Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it

"A connected classroom is a learning environment that is open to the outside world. One in which students get engaged in real life authentic learning that starts within their classroom and extends to reach other global learners. With  the widespread of internet connection and web 2.0 technologies, creating a connected classroom becomes way easier than any time before. But before we delve into the web tools to use to open the doors of your classroom to to a global audience, let me first share with you some of the academic pluses of using a connected classroom approach"


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A List of All Educational Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of All Educational Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it

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10 great Classroom Management Apps for teachers

10 great Classroom Management Apps for teachers | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Below is a collection of some very good iPad apps to help teachers with classroom management. Some of the tasks you can do with these apps include: conduct instant formative assessments in class, create seating charts, record class attendance, randomly pick students for classroom participation, create and share permission slips, visualize and assess students understanding, set timed tasks in class, improve students behaviour by providing real-time feedback, poll your students and many more. The apps featured in this list are among the best titles you can find in the category of classroom management.

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[Infographic] Student Mobile Workspaces

[Infographic] Student Mobile Workspaces | Class Tech | Scoop.it

Having a powerful mobile workspace has become a crucial component in higher education. The Student Mobile Workspaces Infographic gathers mobile device statistics from 2013–2014, showing how the challenges of the mobile campus can be transformed into new opportunities for learning!

The wide variety of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices used on campus by students and faculty create a significant opportunity for anytime, anywhere learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

58% of students own three or more mobile devices.89% of students own a laptop43% of students own a desktop computer31% of students own a tablet76% of students own a smartphone16% of students own an e-reader
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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools | Class Tech | Scoop.it
A curated list of resources to help students find high-quality, copyright friendly media for use in projects or presentations.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 13, 8:50 AM

Nice list of sites on which students can find free images to use in their school work. 

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How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets | Class Tech | Scoop.it

Bereft of examples and inspiration, many educators struggle to conceive of iPad integration beyond mere substitution for whatever came before. Educators need guidance on how to leverage iPads as hubs of innovation that nurture the learning skills, competencies, and habits of mind that help students develop skills for today's world.


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Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 18, 4:16 AM

Tablets, m-learning

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Karen Anson's curator insight, May 23, 2:02 AM

A long read but a great reminder that effectively using devices means more than just a new way to take notes and distribute materials.

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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation - graphite

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation - graphite | Class Tech | 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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Jane Gardner's curator insight, May 1, 1:22 PM

Even thought the blog post is written for family and easy kid tools, the takeaway of course is anyone can use them and they are free! Have you tried Animoto yet? 

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16 sitios de Apps para hacer cine y animación 

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33 Graphic Design tools to publish visual content

33 Graphic Design tools to publish visual content | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Digital literacy is, in part, about digital publishing.

Digital publishing is, in part, about the writing process–choosing an audience and purpose, drafting content, revising and editing that content, and then sharing it with the world.

But digital publishing is also about the right tools for the right platform and the right device. Education is no different; digital publishers in your classroom need the right tools to do amazing things. The pathway from idea to socializing has been lubricated by incredible technology. In fact, that’s a key theme of progressive technology: It makes new things possible.

If you think this isn’t true, sit down to create a book cover with Microsoft Word instead of Adobe InDesign. Or a stunning video game with Scratch instead of Unity. Tools matter.

In an era of digital literacy and digital publishing comes a new genre–visual content. Memes. eCards. Blogs. Gifs. Inspirational quotes. From magazine layouts to pinterest fodder, “visuals” are a new genre gifted from the ease of digital publishing and sharing.

So this list of graphic resources from Kimberly Reynolds for visual content fits right in this context–for you as a teacher, or your students as creators.

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How to solve the biggest problems with Project-Based Learning

How to solve the biggest problems with Project-Based Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it

Project-based learning is an excellent way to advance education and get things done, but only if it’s used the right way. It’s commonly seen for class projects, but there are so many other ways to use it. Many of those ways can be very meaningful from a societal standpoint.

The key to making it meaningful and getting things done is Solution Fluency. Having the right fluency means not just a skill set, but a mindset, as well.

When you’re working on any kind of project, that project is designed to solve a problem (i.e. to provide a solution to something). You can’t do that if you can’t see the problem clearly, since you won’t have a good understanding of what the issue really is.

Fortunately, Solution Fluency can teach you how to think critically, so you can look at several different perspectives and visualize all the possibilities. Once you see those possibilities, it becomes easier to determine how you’re going to make them into reality and achieve a true, lasting solution to the problem you face.


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eLearning Instructional Design: How best you can engage your learners?

eLearning Instructional Design: How best you can engage your learners? | Class Tech | Scoop.it
As a student, I always wondered why I was more comfortable remembering a movie dialogue than the physics theorems in my textbooks. Now, as an instructional designer, I got an answer to my question – if we find something attractive and interesting, we take extra efforts to learn and remember it for a long time.

But, what goes into making your eLearning courses engaging? Well, you can create highly interesting and engaging eLearning courses by focusing on certain instructional design strategies. Let us see more.

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JoanHughes's curator insight, February 6, 5:46 AM

Engagement of learners has to be one of the most important aspects of the creation of any elearning tool.  

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6 questions determine if you're technology rich, innovation poor

6 questions determine if you're technology rich, innovation poor | Class Tech | Scoop.it

"If you answer no to all six questions when evaluating the design of assignments and student work, then chances are that technology is not really being applied in the most innovative ways. The questions we ask to evaluate implementation and define innovation are critical."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 16, 10:01 PM

This post, by Alan November, ask six question that help districts help "clarify for educators the unique added value of a digital learning environment, and whether their assignments were making the best use of this environment.

November believes that innovation is critical, and shares his perspective that technology needs to move beyond the ability to function and move the school community (teachers, staff and students) to be more innovative, which requires that the "design of learning" that will lead to new levels of student achievement.

The six questions he raises are below:

1.  Did the assignment build capacity for critical thinking on the web?

2.  Did the assignment develop new lines of inquiry?

3.  Are there opportunities for students to make their thinking visible?

4.  Are there opportunities to broaden the perspective of the conversation with authentic audiences from around the world?

5.  Is there an opportunity for students to create a contribution (purposeful work)?

6.  Does the assignment demo “best in the world” examples of content and skill?

Additional information is included with each question in the post. How would you score your school or district?

Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 18, 12:56 PM

Sounds crazy but probably ore common than you think.

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A New Wonderful Google Forms Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Wonderful Google Forms Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Google Forms is one of the powerful tools you want to make sure you have in your teaching toolkit.There are different ways you can use it with your students in class. You can, for instance, use it to create quizzes, polls, questionnaires, and surveys. You can also use it to design permission forms, absence slips, classroom events forms…you name it. The great thing about Google Forms, besides being free and easy to use, is the fact that it is integrated with Google Drive which means that any form you create is automatically saved in your Drive and you can access it anywhere you go with Internet connection.

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7 tips to use Google Forms in eLearning

7 tips to use Google Forms in eLearning | Class Tech | Scoop.it
As part of our series of Google in eLearning, today I will highlight the key features of Google Forms in eLearning. Google Forms offer eLearning professionals the ability to create surveys, contact forms, and quizzes quickly and conveniently. One of the most valuable benefits of using Google Forms in eLearning is that you have the opportunity to track an abundance of information and store it in one centralized location. As such, this tool is ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to keep an eye on learner performance, as well as for those who want to gauge the effectiveness of their eLearning courses.

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24 Great iPad Apps for Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

24 Great iPad Apps for Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it
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20 Amazing Sites to Get Best Free Stock Photos

20 Amazing Sites to Get Best Free Stock Photos | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Finding the right photo to use for your website or blog can be challenging considering that almost every image is now copyright protected. Copyright grants the original owner exclusive legal rights to use and distribute their creative work.

The good news is that, there’s a growing number of websites that share visually-appealing stock photos that are not only beautiful, but most of them are free to use.

Today’s post will focus on the 20 websites that offer the best free stock photos you can find to add to your websites, blogs and social media posts. If you have other suggestions that included in the list, you may add them in the comment section below.

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How Games Affect The Brain Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How Games Affect The Brain Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Class Tech | Scoop.it
The How Games Affect The Brain Infographic examines the neurology of gaming.
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[Infographic] Student Mobile Workspaces

[Infographic] Student Mobile Workspaces | Class Tech | Scoop.it

Having a powerful mobile workspace has become a crucial component in higher education. The Student Mobile Workspaces Infographic gathers mobile device statistics from 2013–2014, showing how the challenges of the mobile campus can be transformed into new opportunities for learning!

The wide variety of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices used on campus by students and faculty create a significant opportunity for anytime, anywhere learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

58% of students own three or more mobile devices.89% of students own a laptop43% of students own a desktop computer31% of students own a tablet76% of students own a smartphone16% of students own an e-reader
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iMovie - How to Create Effective Videos in Crowded Classrooms - Banyan Global Learning

iMovie - How to Create Effective Videos in Crowded Classrooms - Banyan Global Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it
BGL recently created a how-to for creating iMovies in crowded classrooms. We hope you and your students find it useful!

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Thx John Evans! A step by step video tutorial with audio instructions for creating a movie from video clips etc.

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tom cockburn's curator insight, May 14, 4:22 AM

Reality tv for classrooms or  additions to the  video library or media explorations,case studies in teaching etc,use your imagination

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Gamindex

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Gamindex focuses on bringing games to education through game reviews written for teachers.  Each review features a summary, benefits to the game, challenges for implementation, and ideas for class use.  You can also search for that perfect game based on your content area, gaming platform, and other information.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 8:17 AM

A really useful resource for those interested in game based learning.

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Sally Reeve's curator insight, May 19, 7:35 AM

Useful guide to games that could be used in teaching. Searching limited to one category at a time though so not easy to refine the search. Very US orientated and aimed  mostly at school pupils rather than students or adults. Good for getting overview of various games and possible uses.

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Create, Publish, Promote: An iPad Workflow For Learning

Create, Publish, Promote: An iPad Workflow For Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it
5 Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own
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Experiential Learning visually explained for teachers

Experiential Learning visually explained for teachers | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Experiential learning was the first form of learning through which our ancient ancestors discovered and made sense of the wild world around them. The antiquity of the concept is captured eloquently in several ancient adages. Confucius once said ”tell me and I forget; show me and I may remember, and involve me and I will understand”. Similarly, the revered Greek philosopher Aristotle was quoted saying “for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”.

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Resources | Global Digital Citizen Foundation

Resources | Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Class Tech | Scoop.it
The Global Digital Citizen Foundation resources list has got something for every teacher, administrator, and student living in the digital age.

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If you are looking for excellent resources in the following areas you may want to click through to the Global Digital Citizen Foundation website. They provide a wealth of resources that you may download. Below is a list of their current resources. Consider bookmarking this page as they continue to add new resources.

* Solution Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Information Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Creative Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Media Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Collaboration Fluency Quickstart Guide

* World of Colour: Colour Theory in Marketing and Media

* PBL in the Classroom - this is a series and includes 3 resources

* 10 Things to Know Before Starting a BYOD Program

* Fluency Snapshot Quickstart Guide

* Tools for Teachers - Media Production

* Tools for Teachers - Writing

* Digital Citizenship Agreements

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 12, 11:40 AM

GREAT free stuff here! Thanks to Mel Riddle.

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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 31, 11:48 AM

Four apps for annotating screenshots are discussed here. I like Snagit, where it is possible to save annotated screenshots to one's Google drive.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 5:38 AM

These all look good - much easier than using a combination of tools! Remember copyright though!

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 22, 10:57 AM

Para capturas sobre páginas web (além de edição e anotações sobre as capturas) a extensão Fireshot (browsers Chrome e Firefox) é, para já, imbatível.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Nine Popular Student Response Tools Compared In One Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: Nine Popular Student Response Tools Compared In One Chart | Class Tech | Scoop.it
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Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Let’s take a look at sample projects and some of the hottest apps for
showing, explaining, and retelling. These tools can turn students into
teachers and are great for sharing their answers to a project’s driving
question.

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Tom George's curator insight, December 5, 2014 6:57 AM

Amazing article and review. Advances in education and learning are so very important and are happening very frequently.

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Leslie Minton's curator insight, December 5, 2014 8:46 AM

Really great resource!

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Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards

Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards | Class Tech | Scoop.it

The place where you can easily convert a Google™ Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards


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Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:21 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 30, 10:45 AM

Great resource for students.