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Domo Animate - Create animations

Domo Animate, Powered by GoAnimate, is a way to easily create Domo animations and slideshows.
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Is Wearable Tech The New Trend In 2013? [Infographic]

Is Wearable Tech The New Trend In 2013? [Infographic] | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
In 2013, we'll start seeing a new trend take form. It's wearable tech, which is getting boost with the help of new tech startups funded through kickstarter. (Is Wearable Tech The New Trend In 2013?
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Kexin Jin's curator insight, March 21, 2013 6:49 AM

The image in the website is quite interesting, it shows what Wearable Technology could be, give us an idea of Wearable Technology. Like what the website said Wearable Technology is going to be the biggest trend of 2013, and I think it will be the biggest trend in next 10 years.

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GCSE results set to accelerate drive to turn schools into academies

GCSE results set to accelerate drive to turn schools into academies | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Number of secondary schools seen as 'failing' has nearly doubled in a year after government raised minimum pass rate (RT @GuardianEdu: GCSE results set to accelerate drive to turn schools into academies http://t.co/TD5x3Cj7)...
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iPad 5 to Be 'Thinner and Lighter' Using iPad Mini Screen Technology

iPad 5 to Be 'Thinner and Lighter' Using iPad Mini Screen Technology | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
While a prediction that the next-generation iPad will be thinner and lighter than the current one may not seem an overly ambitious one, Digitimes...
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Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features | TechCrunch

Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features | TechCrunch | 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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information fluency model

information fluency model | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Fabulous visual guide to researching information.
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Let Children’s Play (with Technology) Be Their Work in Education [Infographic] | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners

Let Children’s Play (with Technology) Be Their Work in Education [Infographic] | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
The importance of play as part of a child’s development has been the focus of educational specialists and research for decades. Piaget and Montessori have emphasized that a child’s pla...
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Will smart technology create a world without work?

Will smart technology create a world without work? | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
In the U.S., California and other states are rewriting the rules of the road to make way for driverless cars.
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NYT: Literary History, Seen Through

NYT: Literary History, Seen Through | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Big Data is pushing into the humanities, as evidenced by new, illuminating computer analyses of literary history.
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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic] | E-Learning and Online Teaching

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
There's a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning... it can get overwhelming.
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Search Challenge: When Will the Sun Hit the Beach?

Search Challenge: When Will the Sun Hit the Beach? | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Daniel Russell knows how to find the answers to questions you can't get to with a simple Google query. In his weekly Search Research column, Russell issues a search challenge, then follows up later in the week with his ...

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A 21st Century Librarian Helps Students See Through the Cloud -- THE Journal

A 21st Century Librarian Helps Students See Through the Cloud -- THE Journal | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it

Today’s librarians have to know things like responsible use policies and how to guide students in the effective use of the internet for research.


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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:00 AM

Good example how to initiate a discussion among students about the information spheare!

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it

Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there! Please feel free to add your suggestions!


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 5, 2013 6:34 PM

Here's a truley deep archive of interesting resources for any LMS!

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Facebook tracking suicide-tied posts

Facebook tracking suicide-tied posts | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
The social media site is providing researchers at the suicide prevention group Save.org a glimpse of how those who take their own lives behave in the days leading up to their deaths, as outlined in their Facebook postings.
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Innovative Ways the Autism Community Uses iPads

Innovative Ways the Autism Community Uses iPads | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
The iPad is an especially useful communication tool for young people with autism.
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A-level choices: which subjects should you pick?

A-level choices: which subjects should you pick? | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Are you going into sixth form soon, and wondering which subjects to do? We've consulted some experts for advice (RT @JudyFriedberg: A-level choices: which subjects should you pick?
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Drowning in data? The solution is simple: use more technology

Drowning in data? The solution is simple: use more technology | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Data guru Chuck Joiner tells MacWorld to embrace technology to impose order on chaos and prevent information overload (Drowning in data?
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7 Things Next Gen Schools Will Do Well

7 Things Next Gen Schools Will Do Well | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Seventeen years ago as a new superintendent I was invited to Microsoft to learn about 1:1 programs in Australia. The architect of those programs, Bruce Dixon, told a compelling story of student engagement in transformed learning environments.
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French bid to outlaw English phrases such as hashtag, blog and email

French bid to outlaw English phrases such as hashtag, blog and email | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
The French language gendarmes have decreed the nation must now refer to the global social network icon as mot-diese (#Ban zeez hashtags: French bid to outlaw English phrases http://t.co/H0OwUd5f via...
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Unlocking smartphones without permission illegal after Friday

Unlocking smartphones without permission illegal after Friday | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
A change to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that makes it illegal for consumers to unlock their mobile devices without the permission of their carrier goes into effect Saturday.
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Advice for New Gifted Education Specialists

Advice for New Gifted Education Specialists | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Tamara Fisher is a K-12 gifted education specialist for a school district located on an Indian reservation in northwestern Montana and past president of the Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education.
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Facebook stops Twitter users contacting friends with new Vine app - Telegraph

Facebook stops Twitter users contacting friends with new Vine app  - Telegraph | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Less than a day after Twitter launched Vine, Facebook has cut off the video-sharing application’s “find people” button, which allowed members to connect to their Facebook friends.
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Why Great Teachers Are Also Learners

Why Great Teachers Are Also Learners | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
You can inspire students to learn with simple demonstrations of your own curiosity...

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Your Students Don’t Stink at Research: Your Software Does

Your Students Don’t Stink at Research: Your Software Does | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Back in November–yes, I’ve been procrastinating–the Pew Research Center released a report called How Teens Do Research in the Digital World. The study is fantastic, but not for th...

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reuvenwerber's curator insight, January 16, 2013 11:02 PM

How Instagrok helps improve student search!

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A Dose of (Augmented) Reality: Exploring possible uses within a library setting

A Dose of (Augmented) Reality: Exploring possible uses within a library setting | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Guest post by Anthony Humphries (Learning Resource Coordinator) Of the many emerging mobile technologies that libraries are looking at one that has always appealed to me is augmented reality (AR). ...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 5, 2013 10:56 AM

LIbraries should be the place pioneers discover new ways to think with information technology.  They are palaces for self-directed learning!  Augmented Realty tech is one more great innovation to discover at the Library!