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Pixntell - Create Beautiful Slideshows on Your iPhone or iPad

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Pixntell adds your voice to your pictures and creates a personalized video you can share on Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube, FocusTrain or email.

 

Features:

● Simple and easy to use
● (NEW) upload videos directly to Dropbox with auto email link.
● Upload videos directly to Facebook
● Upload videos directly to YouTube with auto email link
● Intuitive controls similar to top selling apps
● Creates .m4v movies out of your voice and pictures
● Get more “likes” and “shares” on your Facebook posts
● Share stories with old photos
● Reconnect with old friends and family
● Create a great time capsule


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I watched the short video and I am definitely going to get this app for my ipad. What an easy and fun way to create slideshows. If students take photos of their work it could be used as a digital portfolio.

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Stephan Hughes's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Looks like a great tool - I hope there is an Android version of it. 

LearningDevelopment@ForthValleyCollege's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:35 AM

Studying is not the intended function of this application, however, by uploading lecture slides as images, or taking pictures of the board during class, then uploading these images to Pixntell, would allow you to create your very own custom Flashcards. By recording your own audio notes to accompany the images, you could create short movies that could act as bitesize recap tools to support your revision, or prompts for studying, or a visual plan for your coursework.   

Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:18 AM

How could I use this to teach?

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Math Common Core Flipbooks--Free Download

Math Common Core Flipbooks--Free Download | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
CCSS Math Flipbooks by grade level–My most used resource. Print and save. @algebrainiac1 Follow me on twitter ‏@LMechanics #CCSS #mathchat #commoncore #mathpractices
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This is an excellent resource for teachers. Download and print (PDF form).
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Pixntell - Create Beautiful Slideshows on Your iPhone or iPad

Pixntell - Create Beautiful Slideshows on Your iPhone or iPad | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it

Pixntell adds your voice to your pictures and creates a personalized video you can share on Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube, FocusTrain or email.

 

Features:

● Simple and easy to use
● (NEW) upload videos directly to Dropbox with auto email link.
● Upload videos directly to Facebook
● Upload videos directly to YouTube with auto email link
● Intuitive controls similar to top selling apps
● Creates .m4v movies out of your voice and pictures
● Get more “likes” and “shares” on your Facebook posts
● Share stories with old photos
● Reconnect with old friends and family
● Create a great time capsule


Via Baiba Svenca
Rebecca Zullo, M.Ed's insight:

I watched the short video and I am definitely going to get this app for my ipad. What an easy and fun way to create slideshows. If students take photos of their work it could be used as a digital portfolio.

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Stephan Hughes's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Looks like a great tool - I hope there is an Android version of it. 

LearningDevelopment@ForthValleyCollege's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:35 AM

Studying is not the intended function of this application, however, by uploading lecture slides as images, or taking pictures of the board during class, then uploading these images to Pixntell, would allow you to create your very own custom Flashcards. By recording your own audio notes to accompany the images, you could create short movies that could act as bitesize recap tools to support your revision, or prompts for studying, or a visual plan for your coursework.   

Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:18 AM

How could I use this to teach?

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#EdCampCle Reflection

#EdCampCle Reflection | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
How is it that EdCamp Cleveland is already over?  Having never been to an EdCamp, I was impressed that it was just as awesome as what I thought it would be and very much worth all the Twitter hype ...
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I really wanted to attend this EdCamp in Cleveland, but had another commitment. Christina Hank, as usual, provides an incredible summary to give the reader the essence of what was missed. Thanks Christina!

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Schools Test-Drive Common Core - Education Week News

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Schools Test-Drive Common Core Education Week News The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, another consortium developing online tests for the common core, also has piloted some of its prototype...

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:51 PM

Recently worked with schools who piloted the PARCC assessment. They had few to no glitches and appreciated the advance practice with the assessment and protocols.

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Algebra: Students struggle with Common Core Aligned Tests

Algebra: Students struggle with Common Core Aligned Tests | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it

 

Dr. John Barge


"The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has heard from a number of districts and schools concerning the Coordinate Algebra EOCT results.  We understand that student achievement, as indicated by the scores, is less than desired.  It is important, however, to remember that this is our first assessment that has been specifically designed to send a clear signal of college and career readiness.  These results reflect the increased rigor of the content standards as well as the increased expectations for student achievement and are not unlike other indicators of college and career readiness for our state."


The main areas where students struggled include:

Representing functions/equations as graphs or words: understanding what they mean and generalizing interpretationsUsing tables: equations representing relationships, conclusions, and specifying data (generalized), extending findings from the table; generalizing the interpretation of resultsGeometry and the coordinate plane: graphing, applying geometric shapes, and transformation using the coordinate planeExponents, especially functions with time change and graphing and interpreting them
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Six Text Type Pairings for Critical Thinking & Common Core Success | Partner in Education

Six Text Type Pairings for Critical Thinking & Common Core Success | Partner in Education | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, June 11, 2013 11:15 PM

As long as I'm promoting text pairings, might as well send you to my own blog. There is no doubt in my mind that text paring is where the Common Core is leading thinking. More than any other cognitive thought explicitly mentioned in the #CCSS is that of comparison. You cannot compare or contrast without first pairing. This is the key to developing critical citizens!

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Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization

Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it

Teaching students to contextualize, or understand the things happening around certain historical events allows them to gain a deeper knowledge of lessons.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, June 16, 2013 8:46 AM

The Common Core recognizes the extensive nature of the word "text." For each discipline, the word remakes an image in the disciplinarian's mind: for a musician, the text is comprised of notes on the page or the lilting tune in the air; for the artist, the text is canvas and artist; for social scientists, the text is not only the documents but the artifacts, the context and content of events and ideas.

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25 Math Apps Parents Can Give to Their Kids From edshelf

25 Math Apps Parents Can Give to Their Kids From edshelf | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
Teacher-recommended iPad & iPhone math apps for kids that parents can install, such as Algebra Touch, Geometry Pad, Connect Sums, etc.

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John Pearce's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:02 AM

edshelf is a pretty neat curation tool that in this case  Glenda Stewart-Smith of Surrey School District #36 in Canada has used to put together this collection of iPhone and iPad apps to cover all kinds of mathematical concepts in fun and engaging ways. It’s perfect for going on the road and keeping your little ones busy and learning.

Paul Westeneng's curator insight, June 16, 2013 4:10 AM

As written in the comment, these apps help prevent learning loss in summer when the school is closed. But why is the school closed in a virtual world?

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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
Interesting linguistic differences across the USA shown with maps...very interesting.
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Why Urban Students Have A Learning Advantage - Edudemic

Why Urban Students Have A Learning Advantage - Edudemic | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
Urban students have a unique trait that makes them extremely well-suited for academic success. It’s our job as educators to help them develop it.
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For kids’ sake, let’s not distract attention from Common Core | EdSource Today

For kids’ sake, let’s not distract attention from Common Core | EdSource Today | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
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Evidence-Based Terms Anchor Chart

Evidence-Based Terms Anchor Chart | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
My goal of an entirely student-led “Grand Conversation” about a book was elusive until this fall. Read on to find out how, armed with a class set of novels and a basket of Snap Cubes, I became a happy spectator in this book study.
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The anchor chart that is embedded in this article would be helpful for teaching students how to use evidence to support their thinking, both in written and oral forms.
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ASCD Express Call for Content: Mathematical Thinking | ASCD Inservice

ASCD Express Call for Content: Mathematical Thinking | ASCD Inservice | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
Can you write content for The Standards for Mathematical Practice?
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A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
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This free pdf poster will help kids think through whether or not a photo should be posted. I think the flowchart questions would also apply to most other things students (or anyone for that matter) might want to post online. Great resource!

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27 visual, sensory, and augmentative apps for autism

With the extremely large number of apps available for iPads, even those for autism are in abundance, and experts say it’s important to know which are most effective for students with different needs.
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Who is more out of touch? Twitter or me?

Who is more out of touch? Twitter or me? | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it

If it is tech related, some people think it’s my realm and don’t appear to have the personal motivation to gain understanding.  This the professional goal I have set for myself, to help bring people the table to gain from the learning that is out there on a daily basis.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 12, 2013 5:10 AM

Interesting article that touches on many of the challenges of working as an edtech 'expert' within and educational institution.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 13, 2013 9:22 AM

Awesome.  Made me realize others have this same feeling in the Tech Integration role.

Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, June 17, 2013 8:38 PM

Great article. I too am realising the benefits of twitter as a personal professional development tool.

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26 Learning Apps for Reading and Writing From edshelf

26 Learning Apps for Reading and Writing From edshelf | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it

"Knowing how to read and write are fundamental skills. Technology coach Elizabeth Espinoza shares her list of recommended apps for reading and writing. Many can be used both in the classroom and at home. She includes some common stand-bys like BrainPOP and Wordle, as well as student favorites like Word Bingo and Kids’ Vocab.

 

What apps do you use for teaching how to read and write?"


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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:30 PM

most of these are easy to use and have been around for a while, which makes them stable

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Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
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Trina Dralus's curator insight, June 15, 2013 9:02 PM

Great article! Right to the point. There are many obsticles to overcome. Support from the top would help to ensure success for our children. 

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Diploma Requirements 'Out of Sync' With Common Core, Report Says

Diploma Requirements 'Out of Sync' With Common Core, Report Says | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it

Only 11 common-core states fully meet the definition of math alignment set out in the report by the National School Boards Association and Change the Equation.


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The Common Core Mathematics Standards and Community College Requirements

The Common Core Mathematics Standards and Community College Requirements | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it

Responding to a comment on his blog, Marc Tucker explains how the findings of NCEE's recent report,


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Read this to learn more about what the experts are saying about Algebra 2 as well as MS and HS math requirements.

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Putting 21st Century Skills to Action | MindShift

Putting 21st Century Skills to Action | MindShift | Common Core Scoops | Scoop.it
What do educators mean when they talk about 21st century skills? If they're referring to things like collaboration, resourcefulness, smart use of technology
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Department of Ed announces new school competition

In yet another move to try and spur education reform, the U.S. Department of Education announced last week $300 million in potential competitive grants that would allow schools to redesign teaching, learning, and traditional seat time.
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