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emaze - Amazing Presentations in Minutes

emaze - Amazing Presentations in Minutes | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
Create amazing presentations for free in just a few minutes and turn your ideas into stunning live stories!

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CDIT's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:03 AM

pour soigner la forme sans courir...de risques

Dale Borgeson's comment, July 10, 2013 6:02 PM
I have been having some trouble with some of their editing tools. I hope they get easier to use soon.
Régine Ballonad-Berthois's curator insight, June 30, 4:23 AM

Un outil intéressant et simple d'utilisation pour créer des présentations originales !

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Online gaming – five ways to strike a balance

Online gaming – five ways to strike a balance | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

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Digitasl citizenship re games

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Judy O'Connell's curator insight, February 12, 2013 6:56 AM

When talking about internet safety, specifically in the area of online games, I always come across different opinions from parents about how to tackle the issue with their kids. Keeping your kids away from harassment or harmful and explicit content that might occur during online video games is a difficult and necessary task for parents.  Some parents choose to sit back and ignore the matter, others stop their children from using the internet altogether – can there be a happy medium between the two? I believe so.

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Copyright for a digital age

Copyright for a digital age | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Rethinking copyright law for the digital age.


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The shape of things to come: A consumer\'s guide to 3D printers

The shape of things to come: A consumer\'s guide to 3D printers | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
CES 2013 proved to be something of a coming out party for consumer-facing 3D printers. Sure MakerBot earned a fair amount of attention at last year\'s

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3D printing

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SCIS's curator insight, February 13, 2013 10:42 PM

Being of a certain age I find it hard to wrap my head around the concept of 3D printers...here is a guide which may help

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Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

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Requires registration but it's a free site.

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Jean Anning's curator insight, February 16, 2013 3:21 AM

Requires registration - Free

Malachy Scullion's curator insight, February 16, 2013 9:16 PM

One of the most interesting kid's reading sites I've seen for some time.

Malachy Scullion's comment, February 16, 2013 9:36 PM
If you liked this, please also try www.starfall.com
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Index and Archive Every Byte From Your Online Life and Make It Privately Searchable with Archify

Index and Archive Every Byte From Your Online Life and Make It Privately Searchable with Archify | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

 

 


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LLatipi's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:27 PM

It's unique and free to use.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 15, 2013 10:31 PM

Search your live stream information with this clever tool. 

Larry Davies's curator insight, February 16, 2013 4:54 AM

ePortfolio applications?

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How to Print Posters With a Standard Printer

How to Print Posters With a Standard Printer | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
  via freetech4teachers This week I’m taking a few days off to ski, play with my dogs, visit with friends and family, and generally recharge my batteries. If you’re on vacation thi...
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Useful if you find a great infographic...must explore further...

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Staying safe online: some useful tips to consider

Staying safe online: some useful tips to consider | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
Safety We are all using the web more than ever before and saving information including digital photos and videos on our laptops, tablets and PCs; shopping online and sharing information via the soc...

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, February 7, 2013 9:48 AM

Learning Commons needs to take a lead on safety online.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:35 PM

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Librarian's Quest: The Little List That Grows

Librarian's Quest: The Little List That Grows | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
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Workflowyy!

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Where To Find Good Alternative Sources for Content Curation

Where To Find Good Alternative Sources for Content Curation | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it


Robin Good: If you are looking for ways to expand your horizon of content sources that you can use to find valuable content for your curated news channel, Pawan Deshpande, founder and CEO of Curata, has done an excellent job of listing and describing the many alternatives available to you.

 

While many beginner curators rely on their set of RSS feeds and on simple web searches to find new and interesting stuff on their topic of interest, there are a dozen more content source types that can be tapped to find relevant stuff. This article helps you start learning where to look to find them.

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2012/12/sources-content-curation-inspiration/

 

 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:08 PM

Learn to curate, then tech curation to your students.  This process embodies information fluency skills and critical reading.  This is the sweetspot for hitting the Common Core Standards and doing what you love: research! 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:01 PM

Looks like I have some reading to do :) 

 

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Determining What Calls Home

Determining What Calls Home | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
I've done some thinking about computer security and privacy over the past while.  It's been precipitated by conversations with Gust Mees.  It's good thinking. We're all in the same boat.  Just thin...

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Interesting digital privacy issues here. Do we have any idea what we are giving away when we alllow various apps and digital tools to access our data and contacts?

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6 Useful Apps to Create Short Movie ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Useful Apps to Create Short Movie ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
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Features Storyboard premium; Time lapse camera; Tiltshift video; Slowmo; Movie looks HD; Old video pro. Alternatives to imovies - some of these might be more suitable for different inquiry topics depending on "desired look" of finished movie.

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 10:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

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A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom

A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Another great Twitter resource for educators.This is a special guide full of tips, tutorials, and ways other teachers are using Twitter. Click on any title to access the article. If you are still struggling to find ideas on how to use this social networking site with your students then you don`t need to go any further, the guide below is more than enough for you. I am recommending it for both starters and experienced Twitter users and I am pretty sure you will love it as much as I did. I will definitely add this guide to our Twitter for Teachers section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Enjoy

 


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Must get more teachers using Twitter

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Tim Kerr's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:20 PM

Probably applies more to senior secondary and tertiary ed, but handy nonetheless.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:04 PM

Not all are directly applicable to all schools but a good list none the less.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:51 PM

Twitter is a fantastic tool. I'm using with my class. We have a secure account so not everyone can see us but we can see that is happening in the world. The children love sharing their work on Twitter. We are linked with parents and other classes. The discussions we have around approriate material to put on Twitter and who we should accept as our followers is a real world experience for the students

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The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. In example to surprise friends and coworkers, send a birthday greeting or to give your next blog entry a special look.

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Brilliant for presenting in Inquiry.

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Jo Laretive's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:59 PM

A great way to present, my son is giving this a go for an overview of a person who survived the Titanic.

Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 19, 2013 10:37 PM
I think this is great.What an innovative way to get students writing as they will want to use this fantastic presentation tool.
Sally Tilley's curator insight, September 25, 2013 5:42 PM

Great find, thanks Jo Laretive!

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Twitter as a Curation Tool

Twitter as a Curation Tool | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Tweet I have written and spoken extensively about the use of Twitter in education: as one social network tool to connect, collaborate and amplify (Seven Degrees of Connectedness, Upgrade & Ampl...


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Junita Lyon's curator insight, January 7, 2013 5:37 PM

Twitter is very significant in gathering information

Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:30 AM

Twitter is a very useful tool for gathering content within a certain area of interest.

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The Book Chook: Create Interactive Images with ThingLink

The Book Chook: Create Interactive Images with ThingLink | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

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Make photos copme aliove with embedded links etc

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BookChook's curator insight, February 16, 2013 3:40 AM

ThingLink is an interesting way to embed links and other media into an image to present information. 

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Narrable - bring your photos to life

Narrable - bring your photos to life | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it

Narrable is an online storytelling site that combines your most important photos with the voices that bring them to life.


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Narrable is an online storytelling site that combines your most important photos with the voices that bring them to life.

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Saray Gutierrez's curator insight, February 17, 2013 10:39 AM

Love it!

GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, February 18, 2013 12:50 AM

Un servizio gratuito che consente di realizzare in modo molto semplice una presentazione costituita da immagini e registrazione vocale a commento delle immagini. Si tratta di un webware semplice da utilizzare in ambito didattico e che può essere utilizzato dal docente e/o dagli studenti per creare storie (storytelling) o presentazioni

Laura Conley's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:20 AM

This is great!

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Skloog.com - Visual bookmarking made easy

Skloog.com - Visual bookmarking made easy | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
Visual bookmarking made easy. Save shortcuts and bookmarks in a visual and easy to access format; tagged, organized and arranged for you and Discover new bookmarks and links that you never knew existed.

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another tool as an alternative to traditional web bookmarks

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Geoffrey Smith's comment, February 15, 2013 4:20 AM
You should also check out http://www.symbaloo.com they also offer and educational setup as well.
Patty Ball's curator insight, March 14, 2013 12:46 PM

another tool to bookmark pages/shortucts

jaber repon's curator insight, April 21, 2013 1:57 PM

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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar

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Great list of tools with notes on "when" in the inquiry process they can be utilised.

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Staying safe online: some useful tips to consider

Staying safe online: some useful tips to consider | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
Safety We are all using the web more than ever before and saving information including digital photos and videos on our laptops, tablets and PCs; shopping online and sharing information via the soc...

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, February 7, 2013 9:48 AM

Learning Commons needs to take a lead on safety online.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:35 PM

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14 Ways To Store And Share Files On The iPad

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So what other options are there? How else can you store files, copy media from other devices, share data, and keeps things in-sync across your devices?

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How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6

How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6 | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
The Internet is a wonderful resource for kids for researching school reports, communicating with teachers, staying in touch with friends, and entertaining themselves. They can literally hit a few k...

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12 Things You Must Do After Writing a Blog Post

12 Things You Must Do After Writing a Blog Post | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
We wrote a detailed article on how to optimize your next blog post. This infographic from DivvyHQ, a spreadsheet-free editorial calendar application, walks through some steps to promote your content after published.
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For would be bloggers...useful advice in infographic form.

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Royalty Free Images for Commercial Use & Educational Resources | Humanline.com

Royalty Free Images for Commercial Use & Educational Resources | Humanline.com | Digital tools for education | Scoop.it
Royalty Free Images, Stock Images, Portraits, Old Maps, Illustrations, Engravings, Teacher Resources & Educational Resources at our Image Library Humanline.com. Free Licenses for Educational Use.
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"Our dream is to collect as many visual material as we can and contribute to the preservation of the world's heritage." A very interesting collection of images.

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