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Drop message to create real world learning

Drop message to create real world learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it

Drop Messages is a fun app that allows you to share experiences with friends and family in a whole new way. Drop a digital message to a friend or group of friends anywhere in the world and they will discover your Drop when they are in the vicinity of the selected location.


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Thx Nik Peachey! A great way to get outside and scavenger hunt!

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, May 15, 2014 11:55 AM

Great for Curriculum Innovation 'Intercultural Communications' module

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, May 16, 2014 6:12 AM

Let's test it!!!

Peter Sampson's curator insight, June 9, 2014 6:02 PM

This looks a great way of providing tasks or revision outside the classroom.

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Taking Notes vs Taking a Picture of Notes; which wins?

Taking Notes vs Taking a Picture of Notes; which wins? | Class Tech | Scoop.it
The ability to simply obtain information and recite it back is not necessarily learning as much as it is regurgitation. I might better be able to retain the facts shared, but it doesn’t mean I understand them. On the other hand, if I am taking a picture, putting it in my camera roll and doing nothing with that information, then really, what good is that?

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Which wins? NEITHER...unless they have to do something with the info

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.
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A Go to OER resource

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The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags | Edudemic

The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags | Edudemic | Class Tech | Scoop.it
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Everyone keeps saying Twitter is the best place for PD; I am using this as a starting place...

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The must-have guide to educational Twitter hashtags - Daily Genius

The must-have guide to educational Twitter hashtags - Daily Genius | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Only 26% of U.S. teachers are currently using Twitter. That’s not very many, considering how useful it as a resource for learning, sharing, and connecting. Did you also know that just 16% of U.S. adults use Twitter? Even less. If you start using Twitter as a teacher, student, or someone else involved in education … …
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Top 25 tech tools for teachers for 2015

Top 25 tech tools for teachers for 2015 | Class Tech | Scoop.it

"All of the tech tools featured in this post are free, user friendly, and (likely)will be available on your school's network. These tools are best for students in grades 6-12 but the teacher ..."


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Thx  eona Ungerer !  I knew this was a great list to explore when I saw a number of things I use regularly.

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Favorite Web Tools

Favorite Web Tools | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Schoology- Learning management system with an online discussion capability perfect for extending conversations beyond the walls of the physical classroom to give every student a voice. Evernote - C...
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Thx Catlin Tucker A great list to try out or remember to use

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How to Convert Images of Text Into Editable Google Docs | The Gooru

How to Convert Images of Text Into Editable Google Docs | The Gooru | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Google continues to blur the line between physical and digital. What used to only live on ink and paper can be edited right in your Drive. The OCR (Optical Character (…) Read more

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Thx Tom D'Amico. Wow, what a time saver being able to convey a scan to a Google doc!

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Create Professional Diagrams & Charts with These 6 Free Tools

Create Professional Diagrams & Charts with These 6 Free Tools | Class Tech | Scoop.it
We've looked at how to use online tools to create databases, edit images, and improve your productivity – but something we've never investigated is how to create professional diagrams and charts by using nothing more than an Internet connection. Contrary to popular belief, diagrams and charts are not solely the domain of office workers and…

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3D Printing Basics - Instructables.com

3D Printing Basics - Instructables.com | Class Tech | Scoop.it
A 3D Printer is a manufacturing tool used to create three-dimensional artifacts that have been designed on a computer. 3D printers have a wide range of shapes, sizes, and types, but in essence they are all computer controlled additive manufacturing machines. Similar to how paper printers lay down ink in one layer to create an image, 3D printers lay down or cure material layer by layer to create a three-dimensional object.

3D printers have a huge range of applications; designers use them to test out product ideas, manufacturing companies use them to make complicated parts for assemblies, and makers use them for DIY fabrication for anything they can imagine. Although the different types and uses of 3D printers vary widely, all 3D printers can be simply described as tools; they allow people to make things that they weren't able to make before.

From this guide you will learn what 3D printers are, how they work, when they should be used, and how to design for them and use them. I'll also provide some resources on purchasing printers and 3D printing services. Once you're through it, hopefully you'll be able to print some things yourself!

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Thx John Evans for an excellent intro to 3D printing article

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 9:39 AM

Many schools are purchasing 3D printers. Do you know how to use one?

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How to make great presentations with Pecha Kucha

How to make great presentations with Pecha Kucha | Class Tech | Scoop.it
A Pecha Kucha presentation utilizes imagery and efficient use of spoken word to create a seamless, memorable, meaningful and concise presentation. It’s a great method for teaching students how to create their best presentations for class projects.

Designed to be completed in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, the rules regarding its composition are likened to visual Haiku. 20 images, 20 seconds each, and connected seamlessly with well-developed narration are your only rules. Certainly as both you and students acquire more skills, your messages can become strikingly unforgettable.

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[Infographic] Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning

[Infographic] Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Project-based learning is a dynamic approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. Project-based learning should be student-driven, with a real-world connection. It should be core to learning, include structured collaboration, and have a multifaceted assessment. Giving students a real problem to solve, getting them engaged in their work, having them work with others, and assessing their work with more than just a grade sounds a lot like how many things in the ‘real world’ work, doesn’t it? After all, aren’t we trying to prepare students for the world after school?

Many of the digital tools used in classrooms are made especially for education. This is a great thing in many ways, but if you can integrate tools that students will also encounter in the real world, that should be considered a bonus, too. So why not dig deep into your Google Toolkit and build your project based learning tasks to use these tools? The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning and processes and bring a wealth of information to their students’ fingertips.

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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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Thx Chris Carter! Always needed…images without worry.

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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] Reshaping Modern Education with Technology

[Infographic] Reshaping Modern Education with Technology | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, modern education has gone through some major changes. Teachers have long adopted interactive technologies and students increasingly use smart devices to access learning resources.

Such trends are mainly triggered by the development of web technologies and the growing use of mobile devices in particular. The ability to access the Internet almost anytime and anywhere is, of course, the primary driver of innovation in the education sector. As opposed to older generations, modern teenagers grew up using technology and can hardly imagine their lives without smartphones and tablets, which are becoming irreplaceable learning resources. Often referred to as Digital Natives, these generations keep exploring the potential of new technologies and readily use them for educational purposes.

The accelerated technology development, therefore, enabled us to access previously unimaginable spaces, thus changing our perspective on most aspects of our daily lives. In the world where information is constantly available, the ways we learn and teach are bound to change. Unsurprisingly, most schools and universities worldwide are introducing policies regarding technology implementation, while students continue to explore it on their own.

Consequently, we are witnessing new paradigms in the modern education system, with more and more resources being made available to students’ in classrooms. However, there are also numerous self-study applications, tools and online learning resources that enable people of different ages to study whenever and whatever they want.

The Reshaping Modern Education with Technology Infographic outlines some of the key figures related to the use of technology in modern education, particularly focusing on language learning. As a highly interactive field, language learning largely benefited from the development of tools that enable real-time communication. Currently, language learning is one of the most popular fields of educational innovation, especially in terms of self-study apps. With thousands of downloads and almost as many active users, language learning apps are changing the ways we approach languages.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 25, 4:27 AM

I always like infographics and this is a nice one.  Useful to get messages across with lots of evidence. 

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[Infographic] 10 types of Visual Content to improve learner engagement

[Infographic] 10 types of Visual Content to improve learner engagement | Class Tech | Scoop.it
We love visuals. In fact, we are wired to respond more to visuals than to words. That is why, we are so hooked to Pinterest and Instagram. This is also the reason why Facebook posts and tweets with images get liked and are retweeted the most.

But as an instructional designer, what should interest you more is the fact that the human brain can process visuals faster than text. So if you care about creating more engaging eLearning, you MUST include visuals (and lots of them) in your courses. Visuals take away from the burden of reading through tomes of text, navigating language ambiguities, and making sense of jargons and complex sentence structures.

Learn about the 10 most widely used and effective visual tools that you can incorporate in your eLearning courses:

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Thx  Edumorfosis ! Excellent source article for reaching students via visual engagement

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How to bring visual learning into the classroom using infographics - Daily Genius

How to bring visual learning into the classroom using infographics - Daily Genius | Class Tech | Scoop.it
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Venngage Education sounds like a way to try info graphics as an assessment.

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7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology | Class Tech | Scoop.it
7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from Sylvia Duckworth,…
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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | Class Tech | Scoop.it

x Nik PeacheyLucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.


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Iva Golec's curator insight, August 3, 9:26 AM

This is a great tool for creating classroom materials or for getting students to show the outcomes of their projects.

Julie Jensen's curator insight, August 4, 5:09 PM

This is a great tool for creating classroom materials or for getting students to show the outcomes of their projects.

Raul Alanis Jr's curator insight, August 13, 3:43 PM

Tool like this help students generate great looking products while allowing them to focus on what really matters the content. 

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Using Technology in the Classroom to Improve and Encourage Peer Reviewing

Using Technology in the Classroom to Improve and Encourage Peer Reviewing | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Guest Post Peer reviewing is a timeless student task that encourages critical thinking, writing, reading and collaboration. However, the traditional process is not only unexciting—sitting down with a research paper and a red pen is anything but thrilling for students—but it’s clunky too, especially when done through email, where multiple replies and attachments are required to complete the process. Luckily, you can facilitate this assignment with a number of tech tools, streamlining the process

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Guillermo Meza's curator insight, July 30, 12:13 PM

Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

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Simple IPad Strategies To Get More Use - Used iPad Factory

Simple IPad Strategies To Get More Use - Used iPad Factory | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Knowledge is the only way to maximize the iPad's technological abilities. You must know all the details of the device, as well as how it works. In this article, iPad users who want maximum experience will gain valuable insight.

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Thx John Evans! I learned at least 3 new things about my iPad in the 1st 2 paras..

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The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out!

The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out! | Class Tech | Scoop.it
With nearly 200 free software applications, this new update is just jammed full of awesome free tools and tons of insights into how to use them in your courses and classrooms! If you’ve followed EmergingEdTech for a few years now,

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Maruja Romero's curator insight, May 13, 8:16 AM

Muchas aplicaciones interesantes. Me suscribí y me mandarán el libro por correo, espero sea gratis.

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Emerging EdTech has just released their newest version of the excellent e-book that covers free software applications. This version is free to download and it may become a great resource for you to check out when you are considering new projects to do with your learners.

The e-book has eighteen chapters, beginning with Blogs and Blogging Resources. Additional chapters include:

* Creating Your Own Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

* Educational Games and Gamification

* Interactive Collaboration Tools

* Open Educational Resources

* Screencasting

* Using YouTube Videos as Lesson Materials

* Video Conferencing and Video Chat Tools

And this is by no means a complete list. You will find many more tools if you download the free book. You will need to provide your name and email address to receive the download link. Click through to the post for additional information.

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 11:52 AM

Emerging EdTech has just released their newest version of the excellent e-book that covers free software applications. This version is free to download and it may become a great resource for you to check out when you are considering new projects to do with your learners.

The e-book has eighteen chapters, beginning with Blogs and Blogging Resources. Additional chapters include:

* Creating Your Own Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

* Educational Games and Gamification

* Interactive Collaboration Tools

* Open Educational Resources

* Screencasting

* Using YouTube Videos as Lesson Materials

* Video Conferencing and Video Chat Tools

And this is by no means a complete list. You will find many more tools if you download the free book. You will need to provide your name and email address to receive the download link. Click through to the post for additional information.

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8 Free Ways to Earn More Space on Dropbox

8 Free Ways to Earn More Space on Dropbox | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage providers in the market. It is great for storing photos and videos, hosting static websites, and safekeeping and sharing various other stuffs with friends and co-workers. Its wonderful features ease or solve many of our real-life problems, and it

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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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Thx Chris Carter. I need to explore this during the summer.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 26, 8:31 PM

Tweet this!

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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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