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Lettrs – Take Time To Write

Lettrs – Take Time To Write | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

lettrs is the cloud and mobile platform for powering the world’s meaningful communications. Featured in TIME, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, lettrs has become known as “the correspondence cloud” for reinventing a new digital to postal system of letter writing


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This sounds rather nice... I particularly like the idea of using letters to document your life story - reminds me of the hilarious 'Henry Root' (William Donaldson) books.

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Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, September 18, 2013 12:59 AM

Ce logiciel transforme votre prose électronique en une lettre postée, manuscrite si vous le souhaitez...

Un charmant petit air de "c'était mieux avant" non ?

Krysta Hammond's curator insight, September 19, 2013 1:40 PM

Definitely an element which seems to be missing in modern technical communication. Love the personal element - teaching students to take the time and the patience to write an actual letter - instead of the quick often emotionless text.

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 11:47 AM

for more  practice

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Mural.ly - Visual Collaboration for Creative People

Mural.ly - Visual Collaboration for Creative People | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Mural.ly - Visual Collaboration for Creative People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.
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Free visual 'mindmapping' tool which now also enables you to sketch onto sticky notes.

 

Via @Baiba Svenca 

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New Photoshop plugin kicks design collaboration up a notch

New Photoshop plugin kicks design collaboration up a notch | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Designers often need face time to make sure that complex projects are on track. Yet, chat rooms and presentation platforms tend to lack the tools for flexible and in-depth collaborations.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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LiveShare PS is a free collaboration plugin for Photoshop CC enabling the sharing of canvases in realtime meetings.

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G3 CREATIVE's curator insight, July 2, 11:48 PM

New Photoshop plugin now available.

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Google Maps Smarty Pins

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Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.

Via Seth Dixon
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This is really good fun - I got gold (14/15) not sure how many miles though!

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Beatrice Sarni's curator insight, July 7, 12:33 AM

looks like fun!

Giovanni Sonego's curator insight, July 7, 1:52 AM

Un gioco lanciato da Google che mette alla prova la conoscenza della geografia. 

Viene posta una domanda, che ha come risposta una località. Google più o meno fa vedere una porzione di mappa che comprende anche la città/risposta. Per rispondere si prende il PIN e lo si posiziona nel luogo corretto. 

Molto divertente, ma ci sono due difetti che spero vengano presto corretti. Innanzitutto ci sono un po' troppe domande sulle vicende inglesi. Ma che cavolo ne so io, di quale città era Duca un certo ceffo dell'inizio del '900? Suvvia... 

E poi, anche google, maledetti, posizionano la mappa in modo che la città/risposta si trovi in un raggio di 1000 miglia (o 1600 km e rotti). Ma si può? Ragazzi (dico a Google) guardate che il sistema metrico internazionale è quello decimale basato sul metro, mica su miglia, pietre, piedi, pertiche, pollici e pezzoloni!

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 10, 6:54 AM

An interesting way to get anyone interacting with Google Maps...

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How technology rewrites literature

How technology rewrites literature | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

Fom typing on a rolling stream of white space to editing in a cloud, shifts in hardware have altered the way writers research, draft, refine and, ultimately, conceive of their work. The basic mechanism may stay the same, but new tools have led to new relations between authors and the words they use. With the internet, the barrier between the writer and the world has become as thin as skin.


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Interesting account of how technology has changed the writing process although it seems pen and paper is still used often!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 5, 1:20 AM

Interesting perspectives on how technology has impacted on the creation of literature.

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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

"Emerging technologies is, can be, should be a driving force of this evolution towards Education 3.0.  Information access, communication methods, the ability for creative express is qualitatively different than any other time in history due to technological advances."


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Education 3.0 - Learners as Connectors, Creators and Constructivists

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 30, 11:48 PM

Yes!!! Clear and beautiful,,,thanks!

valerie_VW's curator insight, June 1, 7:57 AM

Cela ne va pas être simple tout ça...

maria mora's curator insight, June 26, 10:09 AM

Educación 3.0

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PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator

PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
PULP-O-MIZER: the retro sci-fi custom pulp magazine cover generator for web meme graphics, blog illustrations, coffee mugs, posters, notebooks and iPad covers

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This looks fun - definitely one to try!

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Randy Nichols's curator insight, May 1, 9:06 AM

couldn't resist!

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SlideDog - Freedom to present

SlideDog - Freedom to present | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
SlideDog is a powerful presentation tool that seamlessly switches between multimedia presentation files and makes it easy to present like a professional.

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This looks really good. Definitely one to try!

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tom jackson's curator insight, May 21, 6:57 AM

really a great way to prepare and present.  This does require download to your computer

Valary Oleinik's curator insight, May 27, 8:15 AM

Looking forward to giving this a try!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 6, 12:46 AM

A good presentation tool for NGOs

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Google for Education: Training Resources

Google for Education: Training Resources | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Some of these look quite old but there's still some good tips here.

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 17, 8:06 AM

добавить понимание ...

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 17, 2:54 PM

Google párr La Educación. Recursos de Formación.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 20, 9:28 AM

More on Google!

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A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review

A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Online journal dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web

Via Robin Good, Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, giovanni nulli, Louise Robinson-Lay, Dennis T OConnor
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A fantastic resource comprising of artworks, essays, audio and books. You can also subscribe to the Public Domain newsletter to find out what has recently been featured.

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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 21, 11:39 AM

This could be a great resource for both educators and students.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 21, 5:55 PM

Fantastic resource for digital content.

Linda Denty's curator insight, May 21, 6:55 PM

This is so awesome everyone should bookmark it.

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Picking the Perfect Presentation Software

Picking the Perfect Presentation Software | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges when creating a slideshow happens even before you begin production; knowing the right presentation software to use!

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A comparison of the features, scope and price of the 3 main tools. Also see emaze.com - more interesting than PowerPoint, less 'dangerous' than Prezi!

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, April 10, 12:21 AM

"Creatives"

Teri Thomas's curator insight, April 10, 7:07 AM

Yes, Prezi is an option for some presentations, the most universal information in this piece is the 2nd to last line.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 11, 9:38 AM
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The article compares three most used presentation tools - PowerPoint, Keynote and Prezi. There is a table that sums up pros and cons of each software and helps you decide which one is the best for you.

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Using social media for job hunting and recruitment

Using social media for job hunting and recruitment | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
We were invited to give a guest lecture about using social media to find jobs, promote yourself online and offer some tips on best practices. This is a summary of that lecture.

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Not new advice but good reminders - some excellent videos too.

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Discussion Board: Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions.


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Good advice here - very timely!

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sian etherington's curator insight, March 27, 1:55 PM

I think this is from the Blackboard people; nevertheless it has some guidance on using Discussion boards which was helpful to me.

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Marginnote - for making notes on PDF readings

Marginnote - for making notes on PDF readings | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

MarginNote Reader also eliminates the need for users to lug around heavy, bulky textbooks and notebooks. All of their data is ready for them in one place, and users can organize and reorganize their notes with the swipe of a finger! This ease- of-use is one key difference between MarginNote and other note apps.


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This tool not only enables you to annotate PDFs with highlights and sticky notes - you can also record audio notes, re-arrange your pages into mind maps, share with others and sync with Evernote. A fantastic tool for students and researchers.

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nicolaperry's curator insight, March 18, 6:25 AM

Useful one for anyone doing a lot of academic reading.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, March 23, 5:21 AM

Para añadir notas a pdf's

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 23, 6:42 AM

Marfinnote- for making notes on PDF readings

 

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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...

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Great tips for delivering online presentations - very timely as we explore 'Flipping the Classroom'

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 1:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 3:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, July 11, 1:11 AM

In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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Teamput - brainstorm, collaborate and plan with online sticky notes

Teamput - brainstorm, collaborate and plan with online sticky notes | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Online sticky note brainstorming and brainwriting for remote or virtual teams. Great for project planning, agile development, and education.

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Sticky notes always work well in face-to-face workshops so this online version looks good. Up to 5 collaborators with the free plan - notes can then be saved as a PDF

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michalistol's curator insight, July 6, 1:48 AM

Πολύ καλό για real-time συνεργασία.

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, July 7, 10:05 PM

The interface seems a little buggy, but the possibilities are broad. Can't get an invitation email to load, some sticky windows become unresponsive. Hope for fixes, so we can try this for teaching team collaboration, if nothing else.

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:04 PM

Save your completed board as a PDF.

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What is flipped learning?

What is flipped learning? | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of the term. They also released the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of eleven indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice.


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A good definition of 'Flipped Learning'. Use this link - http://www.flippedlearning.org/definition ;

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Helen Teague's comment, July 6, 5:47 AM
Thanks, Terheck' for the heads-up: I will rescoop but try this link: http://www.flippedlearning.org/definition
David Swaddle's curator insight, July 6, 9:39 PM

I flip. Do you flip?

 

Put simply, flipped learning is using out-of-class preparation for knowledge building and face-to-face time for interactive group activities to build understanding.

 

I wrote a little article about this on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140707043358-61135-flipped-learning-defined?trk=object-title

 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, Today, 6:06 AM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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TEC-VARIETY by Curtis J. Bonk and Elaine Khoo

TEC-VARIETY by Curtis J. Bonk and Elaine Khoo | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Free e-book about online activities from Curtis Bonk and Elaine Khoo http://t.co/0BH8TmQo63 #octel #BlendKit2014

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Excellent free ebook with loads of ideas for online activities

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Rose Heaney's curator insight, May 29, 3:12 AM

Already tweeted by @James Kerrbut this will give us a permanent record

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
I have been writing my PhD so haven't updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to 'coalesce' and cohere in a...
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An interesting post discussing how processes of curation can lead to new forms of writing. It also includes the fantastic animation illustrating 'Where Good Ideas Come From' by Steven Johnson via @A_L_T

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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Loads of images covering a range of subjects - a really useful list!

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Lynn Bardowski's curator insight, May 20, 6:15 AM

I could have used this article yesterday, when I was searching for the perfect picture for my blog. You might want to bookmark this one.  

Roger L. Gill's curator insight, June 22, 7:02 AM

We all need graphic and image resources for our marketing.

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Intellectual Property Office - Changes to copyright law and guidance

Intellectual Property Office - Changes to copyright law and guidance | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Last year we consulted on making changes to copyright exceptions so that the UK's copyright framework remains relevant to the digital world in which we now live and work and continues to reward creators.

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Some helpful links to guidance. To note, there are new exceptions to copyright for education and teaching applicable from June 2014 

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Karen Johnson's curator insight, May 20, 7:16 AM

You might find the Guidelines published at the bottom of the page helpful.

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How Much "Group" Is There in Online Group Work?...

How Much "Group" Is There in Online Group Work?... | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
How Much "Group" Is There in Online Group Work? (How Much "Group" Is There in Online Group Work?

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An interesting paper looking at how students approach group work and whether using collaborative tools makes a difference to individual participation.  It gives a break down of students interactions with each other through illustrating discussions around logistics and actual directed content. As with face-to-face environments there are leaders and 'free loaders'. It concludes that there is still work to be done to structure, facilitate and assess effective group work activities.

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Julie Tardy's curator insight, May 19, 11:36 AM

A take on how group learning occurs, cf #ocTEL week 2

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edshelf | Reviews & recommendations of tools for education

edshelf | Reviews & recommendations of tools for education | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Edtech and education app reviews and recommendations. Find the right teaching and learning tools for your needs.
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This is a brilliant resource. Users compile boards of 'tools' giving an overview of price, availability and target age, complete with reviews from educators that use them. I shall be referring to this a lot! Thanks @Sue Beckingham for tweeting your Data Visualisation Collection! :o)

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Tool for journalists: Pipl, for verifying social media sources | Media news

Tool for journalists: Pipl, for verifying social media sources | Media news | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
This tool quickly tracks down people's multiple social media profiles to help with verification

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Another tool for 'googling yourself'

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, April 9, 1:05 AM

Could help you to find social media profiles you had long forgotten about...

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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

"Through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I recently received a request for some suggested online chart creation tools..."


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These look useful...

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 5, 5:02 PM

Again Richard Byrne has compiled tools for creativity and designing diagrams and charts. Have a look!!!

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 6, 6:14 PM

Really like the Lucidchart tool! 

YB's curator insight, April 23, 7:32 AM

עוד כלים

http://tracks.roojoom.com/u/elapeleg,872/tsyvn-t-kly-vvb2,6236#/introduction

 

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Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives

Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives | Tools for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Exposure enables photographers to easily tell vibrant stories with their photos. Assemble a more complete narrative than you could with a feed or lonely photo on a permalink page.

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This looks a really good way to create a photo story - nice layout too...

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Daniel Compton's curator insight, March 24, 10:55 AM

Another great site for a photo essay

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 25, 11:27 AM

A lovely tool, but the free version is really just a trial. Not too expensive, though, at only $5 a month for anyone who has need of it. 

JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 26, 2:53 AM

Ready to create your amazing narratives with your mobile? This is a great tool which assembles photos on a permalink page.