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iWatch Hysteria, iPhone 5S Inertia And Gaming On Apple TV: This Week In ... - Huffington Post

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Professors Rejecting Classroom Technology - Slashdot

Professors Rejecting Classroom Technology - Slashdot | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
CowboyRobot writes "The January edition of Science, Technology & Human Values published an article titled, Technological Change and Professional Control in the Professoriate, that details interviews with 42 faculty members at three...
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Transmedia in Schools and Libraries: Thoughts and Strategies from Tyler Weaver — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop

Transmedia in Schools and Libraries: Thoughts and Strategies from Tyler Weaver — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
What an exciting and creative idea!
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Free Tools To create and Administer Quizzes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free Tools To create and Administer Quizzes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when teachers would spend hours creating a single quiz. Technology has now facilitated the task making it very easy to generate quizzes very quickly and in different forms.The following are some of the best free tools available online that can help teachers create quizzes.


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Edmodo is fantastic!!

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Donna Browne's curator insight, January 18, 2013 5:56 AM

If you are looking for quiz making software there are a lot of choices.I like to use the quiz tool built in to Edmodo,  I briefly subscribed to Pro Profs as i is the only program that will randomly choose a certain number of questions from a larger bank so that each quiz is a little different.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 18, 2013 2:06 PM

Great resource! Thanks 

 

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11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs

11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
My first take on 'special needs' is: Don't all students have special needs? Aren't we beyond the cookie cutter education that lines students up and feeds them from the same trough? Yes and yes, but...

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5 free programs educators shouldn't miss

5 free programs educators shouldn't miss | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it

1. Popcorn Maker allows users to infuse Web content, video and pop-ups into an image, creating dynamic, interactive images. Check out this example.

2. GoAnimate helps teachers create tutorials by writing scripts for animated characters. Thisexample offers a lesson in counting.

3. Screenleap gives educators the ability to share a code with students so they can access a presentation on a teacher’s computer even if they are using a variety of devices in the classroom or at home.

4. Remind101 provides a means of communication with parents and students using text messages. After you register and create a class list, you’ll be able to send reminders to students from a program-generated number, and students and parents cannot text back.

5. InfuseLearning brings students into an interactive learning environment in which teachers can create quizzes to gauge students’ understanding in real time. Students can even respond to teacher prompts by drawing pictures. InfuseLearning also has a built-in language translator.


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5 Tools for Increasing Teacher Productivity

5 Tools for Increasing Teacher Productivity | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
5 Tools for Increasing Teacher Productivity, including wunderlist, Google Docs, SpringPad, Evernote, and other iOS and Android apps
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23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow

23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow: ipad, classroom, visual, project-based learning, pbl, 21st century learning
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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
100 Resources For The Intersection Of Learning And Technology
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GLO Maker

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GLO Maker - Authoring tool for learning objects. GLO Maker is an authoring tool for creating rich, interactive learning resources.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 2, 2013 6:36 PM

A free open program capable of outputting scorm is worth looking into. I have no personal experience with this product, but I'm always curious. Anyone out there who has building experience with GLO Maker?

Dennis T OConnor's comment, May 28, 2013 9:14 PM
It appears that Glomaker does not produce SCORM packages. As such, content developed with this product will not integrate into the gradebook programs of common LMS systems. If I'm wrong about this, please point me to the right information!
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Taggstar is a free app that makes the images on your site interactive

Taggstar is a free app that makes the images on your site interactive | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it

"Taggstar enables visitors to your site explore images and discover valuable content."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:31 PM

I installed the code on several of my blogs.  Now when I'm logged in and editing my blog, I can add hyperlinked hotspots to any image.  I could do this with an HTML editor, but Taggstar makes it a much easier process.  


Any diagram or image you post on a blog could become quite an interactive roadmap.  Fun! 

Jan Schwartz's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:09 PM

I haven't tried this yet, but it looks pretty good and easy to use.

Shea Stehm's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:43 PM

I installed the code on several of my blogs.  Now when I'm logged in and editing my blog, I can add hyperlinked hotspots to any image.  I could do this with an HTML editor, but Taggstar makes it a much easier process.  

 

Any diagram or image you post on a blog could become quite an interactive roadmap.  Fun! 

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10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
RT @daniellecart: 10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/Et6PT0kk via @medkh9
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'Every new car' connected to web by 2014

'Every new car' connected to web by 2014 | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Research budgets are being spent not just on increasing cars' top speeds, but on how the internet can improve driving.
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Babies Are Smarter Than You Think

Babies Are Smarter Than You Think | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
It's always been tough to understand how babies' brains work, since they can't talk and don't take well to being stuffed into an MRI machine.
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MyStudyBar «

MyStudyBar « | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it

MyStudyBar is a tool which helps overcome problems that students commonly experience with studying, reading and writing. The tool consists of a set of portable open source and freeware applications, assembled into one convenient package. Easy to install, simple to use, handy and effective, MyStudyBar provides comprehensive learning support at the desktop, where it is needed. And if this is not already attractive enough, a further eye-catching feature of MyStudyBar is that it is completely FREE to download and free to use.


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Kleinspiration: 10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more!

Kleinspiration: 10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more! | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it

Students can tell their story in a digital manner the same as they would orally or on paper.  Digital storytelling is simply applying one's creative ideas in a manner that allows him or her to add multimedia (video, images, and audio) to their voice. 


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Donna Browne's curator insight, January 25, 2013 5:56 AM

I would add Xtranormal to this list, it's a great option for older students.

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Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features

Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Google Forms just got a nice little refresh and now allows you to build questionnaires and collect the data in a Google Drive spreadsheet a bit easier.

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:49 PM

I've used Google Forms before and found them a bit counter-intuitive. This refresh should help. 

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Tim Mortensen's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:52 AM

I use google forms a lot, and any featuers to add for ease of use will he helpful.

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25 Ways To Use The iPad In The Classroom By Complexity -

25 Ways To Use The iPad In The Classroom By Complexity - | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
iPad use in formal learning environments, by all accounts, is soaring. Due to the almost magical ways it promotes interaction, that makes sense. But when…
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25 Tutoring Tools For The 21st Century

25 Tutoring Tools For The 21st Century | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
25 Tutoring Tools For The 21st Century, from wiziq and sylvan to youtube, skype, and Google+
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Simply Speaking

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Simply Speaking is a series of brief videos created by Teaching and Learning with Technology that explain technology topics in everyday language and with a little humor. They are modeled after the ...
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Great site for introducing the integration of technology into classrooms for educators. Teachers can watch the videos in their own time or in groups and discuss how they could be integrated within their various learning areas.

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14 Ways To Store And Share Files On The iPad | educational technology for teachers

14 Ways To Store And Share Files On The iPad | educational technology for teachers | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it

iPads are neat little devices that can pretty much do it all: play music, support interactive content, reshape how we think of textbooks, produce high-quality videos, and even take a step back and function as a good old-fashioned typewriter.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:34 PM

I have a first edition iPad.  It took me awhile to realize that the only way I could get a file onto the iPad was to get the original file into the cloud from another computer. I wish I had read this article when I first got my machine! 

Hope Kennedy's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:07 PM

I think some teachers worry about sharing files.  This might be a solution

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 13 Great Encyclopedias for Teachers | Ict4champions

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 13 Great Encyclopedias for Teachers | Ict4champions | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 13 Great Encyclopedias for Teachers on Ict4champions curated by Maggie Verster (RT @maggiev: 13 Great Encyclopedias for Teachers | @scoopit http://t.co/1UTqCbd3)...
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