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ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint

ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.

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Thx Nik Peachey! Realtime polling in powerpoint!

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:24 PM

Check out this audience polling tool that can be used from within PowerPoint. Students can use their mobile devices to cast their votes!

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Check out this audience polling tool that can be used from within PowerPoint. Students can use their mobile devices to cast their votes!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 2014 9:03 PM

For the die-hard MS Power Point fans...

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Tech Tip: How to save and share multiple browser tabs | SmartBlogs

Tech Tip: How to save and share multiple browser tabs | SmartBlogs | Class Tech | Scoop.it
You’re sitting in your classroom researching websites for an upcoming lesson and you have about ten tabs open in your Google Chrome browser when you realiz
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10 most engaging uses of tech integration

10 most engaging uses of tech integration | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Educators know that “tech” is not synonymous with engagement. But how do we recognise an engaging use of edtech when we see it? Most of us hardly have enough time to fully integrate the tools we want into our curricula, so measuring the relative success of one method over another is usually out of the question. That’s where a little research can help. Want to know whether or not to try VoiceThread with your students? Someone has probably tested it already, and you can look over the data with a quick Google search.

Below we’ve curated some of the most effective uses of technology to enhance student engagement, backed by case studies, literature reviews, and documented rounds of trial-and-error. Save yourself some precious time and browse this list for ideas. Trust us, you’ll be glad you didn’t have to road test everything yourself.

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Good advice on using tech to spur engagement. HOW you use it 

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7 Sites for Free (and Beautiful!) Stock Photos

7 Sites for Free (and Beautiful!) Stock Photos | Class Tech | Scoop.it
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Always looking for good visuals for slides

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Listen to any article, anytime, anywhere

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Audiofy turns any article into audio and lets you listen to it, making it easier than ever before to keep up to date with your reading. It takes only 5 seconds to start listening to an article you’ve seen on Safari or Chrome or Pocket, using one of our 16 high quality voices.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 3, 2015 10:41 PM

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 2015 11:24 AM

Where was this when I commuting 6 hours a day from San Diego to UCLA??? When I think of all the journal articles I could have listened to! 

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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, 2015 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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Julie Jensen's curator insight, August 4, 2015 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, 2015 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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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

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

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

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

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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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, 2015 8:16 AM

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

Mel Riddile's curator insight, May 13, 2015 9:10 AM
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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, 2015 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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5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format

5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format | Class Tech | Scoop.it
There are a number of tools that make working with PDFs a lot easier. Starting with a simple way to convert files, we feature five PDF related tools.

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Sites to convert from PDF to Word doc, embedded ebook with flippable pages etc.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, December 23, 2015 10:33 AM

aggiungere la vostra comprensione ...

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 6, 3:04 AM

Une petite sélection des outils pour éditer ou convertir un PDF qu'on croit impossible.

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5 Good Places to Find Educational Video Content for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good Places to Find Educational Video Content for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Class Tech | Scoop.it
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Did not know there were so many youtube options!

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Listen to any article, anytime, anywhere

Listen to any article, anytime, anywhere | Class Tech | Scoop.it
Audiofy turns any article into audio and lets you listen to it, making it easier than ever before to keep up to date with your reading. It takes only 5 seconds to start listening to an article you’ve seen on Safari or Chrome or Pocket, using one of our 16 high quality voices.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, September 3, 2015 3:36 PM
many assistive
Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 2015 11:24 AM

Where was this when I commuting 6 hours a day from San Diego to UCLA??? When I think of all the journal articles I could have listened to! 

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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

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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, 2015 9:39 AM

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