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DIY E-Book Publishing: An Intro To What You Need To Know

DIY E-Book Publishing: An Intro To What You Need To Know | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Here's an overview of e-publishing principles and skills, as well as specific services you should be aware of given their current prominence in the market.

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Brian Klerns offers some good tidbits of information for anyone considering to publish an ebook by providing a good overview of the key things that he needs to know.


From the basic tools, file formats and down to the alternative distribution options available to you, the article offers a good summary of what you need to know and where to find it.


Of particular view, especially for those more interested in keeping up with this field, is Mr Klerns short selection of online ebook publishing resources he suggests to follow. These are:


→ Digital Book World (digitalbookworld.com): This site (by F+W Media, parent company of WD) offers news, analysis and interviews about e-book publishing. Start by reading the series of articles about maximizing sales through the Amazon Kindle by Carolyn McCray.


→ The Book Designer (thebookdesigner.com): Joel Friedlander offers practical advice and information on self-publishing digitally or in print.


→ Kindle Direct Publishing forums (forums.kindledirectpublishing.com): While most digital publishing services offer their own forums, the Kindle forums host some of the most active and comprehensive discussions. Whatever your question is, you can probably find it answered here.



Useful for beginners. Informative. 7/10


Full intro guide to DIY ebook publishing: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-basics-of-diy-e-book-publishing



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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic clarifies some of the habits highly-effective educators who utilize learning technologies might possess.
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Inventory Your Classroom Library with Booksource’s Classroom Organizer Infographic

Inventory Your Classroom Library with Booksource’s Classroom Organizer Infographic | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Join thousands of educators around the world and inventory your classroom library with Booksource’s Classroom Organizer, a FREE web-based organizational tool.
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A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB

A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it


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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, February 21, 5:06 AM

De Global Education Database (GEDB), is een zeer groot en nuttige verzameling van de beste apps, web tools, gadgets en moocs nu online beschikbaar voor allerlei educatieve doeleinden. Iedereen kan zich registreren bij GEDB en waardevol hulpmiddelen of instrumenten delen door het invullen van een speciaal formulier. Inzendingen worden beoordeeld op feitelijke onjuistheden en integriteit en wanneer goedgekeurd gepubliceerd binnen 24 uur. 

Probeer het nu: http://www.gedb.org/

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Learning Tools - management?

Diana Andone's curator insight, February 24, 9:59 PM

GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.

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Universal Design for Learning Infographic

Universal Design for Learning Infographic | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
This infographic presents the basic principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), along with a variety of online resources to assist educators in implementing UDL in the classroom.
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Towards blended learning environment in K-12 education through Multimedia

Towards blended learning environment in K-12 education through Multimedia | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
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Students can learn about what makes people tick through brain and behavior videos
Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning.
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The “All-Time” Best Videos For Educators

The “All-Time” Best Videos For Educators | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
I’ve been posting annual lists of the Best Videos For Educators for a number of years.
I thought it would be useful for readers, my students, and me to review them all and identify my choices for the “all-time” best ones.
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Six areas that can improve teaching quality

Six areas that can improve teaching quality | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
New guide aims to positively impact teaching quality through targeted efforts A new policy guide from seven educational groups aims to help state leaders improve teaching quality with examples of models that, through research and actual...
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This #free "book shows you how to use presentation software to make beautiful documents #Slidedocs @nancyduarte

This #free "book shows you how to use presentation software to make beautiful documents #Slidedocs @nancyduarte | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Duarte creates presentations and offers training based on our unique VisualStory™ methodology, which applies storytelling and visual thinking to craft persuasive communications designed to shift audience beliefs and behaviors

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Educational tablets: 10-inch Intel tablet and rugged Eddy 7-incher launched - Daily Bhaskar

Educational tablets: 10-inch Intel tablet and rugged Eddy 7-incher launched - Daily Bhaskar | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Firstpost Educational tablets: 10-inch Intel tablet and rugged Eddy 7-incher launched Daily Bhaskar In order to make it more appropriate it has kid-friendly features such as rubber bumpers on the sides making it easier for small hands to hold, a...
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The Evolution of Learning Tools Infographic

The Evolution of Learning Tools Infographic | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
In this age of technology, which allows us to do just about everything on our…
Share the same Education passion with us! https://www.facebook.com/Elearninginfographics
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The Principles | MIT Media Lab

The Principles | MIT Media Lab | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

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These principles can apply to multiple disciplines, vocations,  as well as education.

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I can think of a jillion ways to apply these ...

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Great food for thought

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tel.ac.uk

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"Technology Enhanced Learning
The TEL programme seeks to distil themes from across the projects into more generalisable findings. In doing so, we are helping to answer the question: how can technology be designed and built so that it improves learning?" from source: http://tel.ioe.ac.uk/-

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This site includes extensive information about the organizations work on the following themes: Research Community, Flexibility, Inclusion, Personalisation, and Productivity. Projects go back to the around 2006 up to current time which provides a good overview of the integration and implementation of emerging technologies into teaching and learning environments.

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Language Learning Platform Fluentify Takes In $410K Angel Investment - TechCrunch

Language Learning Platform Fluentify Takes In $410K Angel Investment - TechCrunch | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
GrowthBusiness.co.uk Language Learning Platform Fluentify Takes In $410K Angel Investment TechCrunch Fluentify, a London-based videoconferencing language learning platform founded last year, has closed a $410,000 angel investment, led by Stefano...
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Flipping the Classroom Infographic

Flipping the Classroom Infographic | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
New technology is opening new doors in classrooms all over the world as more teachers are using a flipped classroom  approach to deliver their content. Are you interestend in flipping your classroom?
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50 Post It Lessons | Pinterest

50 Post It Lessons | Pinterest | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
This pin board was inspired by a Studio DIY blogger who printed a Happy Anniversary message with Post Its to surprise her husband on their fifth year anniversary. This collection shows 50 creative classroom uses for Post Its along with a my one-minute video, giving step-by-step directions on how to print with Post Its. | See more about sticky notes, anchor charts and students.
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Sometimes technology does not require electricity! Here are 50 examples.

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The Flipped Classroom Infographic

The Flipped Classroom Infographic | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
The Flipped Classroom Infographic explores how educators are reorganizing the classroom to deliver instruction online, outside of class and using class time for “homework”.
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4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic

4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how EdTech alters the way we learn.
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Shmoop Uses Humor to Make Learning, Test-Prep Fun - ABC News

Shmoop Uses Humor to Make Learning, Test-Prep Fun - ABC News | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
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Shmoop Uses Humor to Make Learning, Test-Prep Fun
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Because Shmoop surveyed students and found that what they disliked most about conventional test-prep and online learning was that it's boring.
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(3) Three Types of Learning Flow

(3) Three Types of Learning Flow | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
In previous posts in this series I talked about the concept of a Learning Flow, as a continuous stream of social micro-learning activities, and explained how the user experience differs from being on a course or learning from the unstructured...
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New ISTE Series Provides Blueprint for Designing, Managing Online and Hybrid Learning Environments

Three Books Delve Deeply Into Fundamentals of Successfully Designing and Delivering Online and Hybrid Learning
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb.
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Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom

Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Think back 20 years. Pay phones still worked, and only doctors carried pagers. Laptops weighed as much as bowling balls, and few of us had Internet access. In fact, much of what we now consider commonplace -- Google, email, WiFi, texting -- was not even possible. If that was 20 years ago, where are we going in the next 20?

 

We are all going mobile! Tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks -- and yet, these devices only serve as the most recent iteration of mobile technology in the classroom. Remember Netbooks? How about those old-school Macbooks that looked like toilet seat covers? What if we go back further? What about chalk and slate?"

 

...Where Are We Going?
In a recent keynote, Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) reminded teachers, "Technology is not the emphasis. It's the tool to do thoughtful work." Apps will change. Operating systems, capabilities, and even devices change. However, if we focus on a core set of essential skills -- communication, collaboration, connection and creation -- and start to develop curricula that will benefit our students regardless of the technology, then we can truly embrace a mobile curriculum."
from source: http://www.edutopia.org/

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This is a useful reflective article that reviews elements of mobile learning from the past and then projects into a future of mobile learning. One element in particular is in the concluding paragraph, cited above, where Greg Kulowiec in a recent presentation once again reminded his audience that technology is a tool. One must apply the correct tools to the problems at hand. Plus he recommends that teachers and trainers focus on four essential skils: communication, collaboration, connection and creation. These skills will benefit students regardless of the technology, applications, or mobile platform being used to teach and train with.

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Turn students into scholars and let their spirits soar - The Australian

Turn students into scholars and let their spirits soar - The Australian | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Turn students into scholars and let their spirits soar The Australian It makes sense too that a recently elected Coalition government should want to emphasise the conservative aspect of education and there's no doubting there's a good deal anyone...
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Kilgore ISD dual language program aims to teach students for life

Kilgore ISD dual language program aims to teach students for life | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Students in Angelica Navarro’s dual-language kindergarten class are just beginning to learn the basics of Spanish, their native language.

 

But with a growing number of Hispanic students enrolled in Kilgore ISD, school administrators have implemented the One-Way Dual Language Enrichment Program this school year, which incorporates English into the students’ learning.

 

Navarro has taught dual-language classes for 19 years and said the skills learned in them are necessary for all students to become successful later in life." from source: http://www.news-journal.com/

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This article is important in that it validates the value of a dual language program for all students involved, not just the foreign language students, but also the native speakers. The concept that these skills improve future capabilities for students as well is very important.

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LDSE

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"Using digital technologies to support teachers in designing effective technology-e nhanced learning (TEL).


We are working with practising teachers to research, and co-construct, an interactive Learning Design Support Environment (the Learning Designer) to scaffold teachers’ decision-making from basic planning to creative TEL design. Through this iterative research-design process we hope to address the above issues and build the means by which the teaching community can collaborate further on how best to deploy TEL. We aim to lower the TEL threshold so that the majority of teachers can engage with it in a way that draws on good practice by others and is informed by the findings of pedagogical research, thereby optimising the benefits to their learners.


Our project goals are to:

1 Research the optimal model for an effective learning design support environment (the Learning Designer)
2 Achieve an impact of the LDSE on teachers' practice in designing TEL
3 Identify the factors that are conducive to collaboration among teachers in designing TEL
4 Embed knowledge of teaching and learning in the learning design software architecture
5 Improve representations of the theory and practice of learning design with TEL."
from source: https://sites.google.com/a/lkl.ac.uk/ldse/

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Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis offers six suggestions for pushing students beyond their comfort zone, exercising their brains' executive functions, and developing healthy habits of independent thinking.

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A great article to get students truly thinking, not just parroting what others say. Here's a quick summary:


"One way you can help your students shift from blindly following instructions and memorizing single right answers is to help them recognize their successful use of executive functions throughout their learning experiences."