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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
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ELT Experience: 10 Best Free Mobile Apps to Use in ELT (review). Especially if...

ELT Experience: 10 Best Free Mobile Apps to Use in ELT (review). Especially if... | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
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Make most of your teaching!

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MOOC Design Tips: Maximizing the Value of Video Lectures

MOOC Design Tips: Maximizing the Value of Video Lectures | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
"Which kinds of videos lead to the best student learning outcomes in a MOOC?" How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos (Guo, Kim & Rubin, 2014) An exce...

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Top Trends in Teaching and Learning with E-Books

E-Learning Certificate Program: Top Trends in Teaching and Learning with E-Books | e-Teaching | Scoop.it

Explore the latest resources and innovations to effectively select, create, and publish digital e-books to enhance learning.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:30 PM

Reprint of the latest issue of the UW-Stout newsletter!

Kibet Koskei's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:31 AM

Online Education Is One of The biggest MegaTrend In Africa, Join Us as We build Online Education Company Focusing In Personal Development & Network Marketing.

Rondalynne McClintock, M.Ed's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:32 AM

This is not surprising as we watch MOOC's gain in popularity

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | e-Teaching | Scoop.it

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Arthur Correia's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:15 AM

 It's a reshare...and it won't be tha last :)!

carldowse's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:56 AM

Must be something there for us!

Judy Brown's curator insight, May 29, 2014 7:32 PM

Autistic kids need to be shown lots of love and need a teacher who will treat them right.

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ELT Experience by Anna Uspenskaya: My first English Lesson to a Young Learner by Skype.

ELT Experience by Anna Uspenskaya: My first English Lesson to a Young Learner by Skype. | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
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How to Create Audio Slideshows in YouTube

How to Create Audio Slideshows in YouTube | e-Teaching | Scoop.it

Twice in the last two days at the WLMA 2013 conference I demonstrated how to create audio slideshows on YouTube. Creating audio slideshows in YouTube is a good alternative to using Animoto...


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lynnegibb's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:07 AM

This is a great guide

Tony Gough's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:53 AM

If you have a YouTube channel, you might want to check this out!

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 24, 2013 11:04 AM

good ...!

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:39 AM

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 2015 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)

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ClassBadges

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ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:06 PM
Preservice teachers might find this useful...
Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, November 4, 2014 11:19 PM

Présentation d'un outil pour générer des badges.( pédagogie de la réussite, visualisation des réussites)

Armando's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:35 AM

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.

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WHAT is the Flipped Classroom? | Center for Teaching and Learning

WHAT is the Flipped Classroom? | Center for Teaching and Learning | e-Teaching | Scoop.it

“What is the Flipped Classroom? Así de fácil: http://t.co/ipUSAfffFU”;


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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching | e-Teaching | Scoop.it

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Catherine Cronin's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:20 AM

The peer-reviewed, open-access JOLT journal shares current research and practice in online learning and teaching. One of its main aims is to "enable faculty to develop effective, evidence-based practices in online learning and teaching by learning from a community of researchers and scholars".

Maria Persson's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:27 PM

A must keep - bookmark this Journal if you're a serious e-learning/online pedagogue.

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Teaching for Tomorrow: Flipped Learning

How students are learning is changing, just ask Aaron Sams, a Flipped Learning Pioneer. In Flipped Learning, students watch podcasts of their teacher's lectu...

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:10 PM

Several of these cost, but some are free. I like Story Creator and it is free.

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:45 PM

I've been looking for some recommendations on book apps for ages - here are 15!

CanopéTUIC02's curator insight, June 12, 2014 2:50 PM

Voilà de quoi créer de belles histoires pour tous les âges.

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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MFaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

Darlene Stark's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:39 AM

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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Resources | Cambridge University Press | ELT

Resources | Cambridge University Press | ELT | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
Find teaching and learning resources from Cambridge University Press, a leading ELT publisher. Browse, shop, and download a wide range of materials today
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Top 10 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools

Top 10 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
Technology and the Internet can be used in many different ways, and you can benefit a lot if you learn how to use them wisely. You won’t realize the full potential of the Internet and your gadgets until you start using tools that will enhance your learning and authoring potential. There are many tools that can be used for that purpose, but we chose the best 10 of them for educational writers, which you should start using as soon as possible.

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Tim Owens's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:19 PM

http://www.easygenerator.com/

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:07 PM

 

1. Writinghouse

2. Book Builder

3. authorPOINT

4. Dipity

5. CourseLab

6. Edmondo

7. Edublogs

8. Scratch

9. SmartBuilder

10. Vyew

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:45 PM

Free e-learning authoring tools

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The Art of Teaching Online by Suzi Parker

The Art of Teaching Online  by Suzi Parker | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
Transitioning from in-the-flesh teacher to internet instructor isn't easy, but there are unexpected advantages.

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Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:03 PM

Teaching online is different, but like anything else, we just have to learn how to work WITH it, not against it.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:30 AM

Some educators think it is a simple move and don't realize it is an entirely different teaching environment with far different expectations and emphases. Good to read and be reminded.

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All Courses

All Courses | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
This autumn everyone can be a student. We make online learning interactive, scalable and social. Join the MOOC revolution!
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How to design your online course

How to design your online course | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
You can follow this simplified course design guide lines stage by stage. State the rational for your online course, e.g. to reach a wider audience, etc...

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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, September 30, 2013 2:43 AM

I love this mind map!!!

David Nandigam's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:27 AM

“Now I existed solely thanks to the quantum paradox, my brain a collection of qubits in quantum superposition, encoding truths and memories, imagination and irrationality in opposing, contradictory states that existed and didn't exist, all at the same time.” ― Robin Wasserman, Crashed

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 1:13 PM
  • WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

    The  key factors are: Learners’ age, back ground knowledge, the purpose of learning, the learners’ circumstances (employed, students, unemployed, etc…)

  • DO YOU HAVE THE COURSE CURRICULUM?

    In many cases the course curriculum does exist, for example: National Curriculum, University course modules , In-house corporate training.

  • WHAT EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS NEED TO BE MET?

    All external examination bodies provide an exam guide or syllabus which you have to insure your course will address them.

  • WHAT IS THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT?

    Would your learners attend any face to face classes? Do they access their course from home, work, or college? Do they work as a group or individuals?

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How to design your online course

How to design your online course | e-Teaching | Scoop.it
You can follow this simplified course design guide lines stage by stage. State the rational for your online course, e.g. to reach a wider audience, etc...

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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, September 30, 2013 2:43 AM

I love this mind map!!!

David Nandigam's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:27 AM

“Now I existed solely thanks to the quantum paradox, my brain a collection of qubits in quantum superposition, encoding truths and memories, imagination and irrationality in opposing, contradictory states that existed and didn't exist, all at the same time.” ― Robin Wasserman, Crashed

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 1:13 PM
  • WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

    The  key factors are: Learners’ age, back ground knowledge, the purpose of learning, the learners’ circumstances (employed, students, unemployed, etc…)

  • DO YOU HAVE THE COURSE CURRICULUM?

    In many cases the course curriculum does exist, for example: National Curriculum, University course modules , In-house corporate training.

  • WHAT EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS NEED TO BE MET?

    All external examination bodies provide an exam guide or syllabus which you have to insure your course will address them.

  • WHAT IS THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT?

    Would your learners attend any face to face classes? Do they access their course from home, work, or college? Do they work as a group or individuals?

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ClassBadges

ClassBadges | e-Teaching | Scoop.it

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:06 PM
Preservice teachers might find this useful...
Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, November 4, 2014 11:19 PM

Présentation d'un outil pour générer des badges.( pédagogie de la réussite, visualisation des réussites)

Armando's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:35 AM

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.

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Fundamentals of Google Docs Online Course

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ALISON Free Online Courses: Fundamentals of Google Docs

 

Google Docs is a free, Web-based office suite and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. 


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M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:34 AM

Getting the basics of Google docs

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:08 AM

Great resource to get started using the free office suite available to everyone!!

N Kaspar's curator insight, September 13, 2013 12:01 PM

Looks good at first blush.

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Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom

Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom | e-Teaching | Scoop.it

Explore instructional strategies for implementing the flipped classroom approach to support a learner-centered, project-based approach to learning to liberate your face-to-face time in the classroom. Implications for classroom management, effective assessment, problem-solving and collaboration to improve student motivation and engagement in the classroom. Put the flipped model into context with brain-based learning research.

 

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university.


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Patti Griffiths Bryant's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:34 PM

Flipping - flipping - flipping.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 2014 9:55 PM

Kay Lehmann's online classes are always superb.


Don't miss this one! .  

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:30 AM

If you want online training for a flipped classroom here is a link.