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Cool New App Lets You Make Futuristic Comics on the Fly | Storytelling

Cool New App Lets You Make Futuristic Comics on the Fly | Storytelling | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Last week, Pocket Gems’ storytelling app Episode registered its 500,000th writer—not bad for a product that launched less than six months ago. While many of those half-million would-be creators are obviously amateurs, veterans of Marvel Comics and the CW’s Supernatural have signed up to created interactive animated serials, what Pocket Gems CEO Daniel Terry describes…

 

How Episode works is simple; readers download the app (via Apple’s App Store,Google Play or the Amazon App Store), select one of the available stories—choosing from “Hollywood Crush,” “Campus Crush,” “Rich Witches,” “In A Perfect World,” or “Stranded at Sea”—and follow along, safe in the knowledge that, at certain points in the story, you’ll get to make choices that decide what happens next.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=storytelling



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Thanks to Gust MEES for sharing this post.  This app for choosing multiple stories and selecting directions for the story is a great addition to my "Create Your Own Adventure" resource site inspired by Bill Selak http://delivr.com/2xxbs ;

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 15, 3:01 AM

How Episode works is simple; readers download the app (via Apple’s App Store,Google Play or the Amazon App Store), select one of the available stories—choosing from “Hollywood Crush,” “Campus Crush,” “Rich Witches,” “In A Perfect World,” or “Stranded at Sea”—and follow along, safe in the knowledge that, at certain points in the story, you’ll get to make choices that decide what happens next.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=storytelling




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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 1:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 4:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

Progressive training's curator insight, January 28, 4:34 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO]

Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO] | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Kano is a computer kit designed to help people of all ages put together a computer together from scratch, and learn basic coding skills.

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I see this being a great option for students interested in learning more about computers and the key components that allow them to work. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:48 AM

 

A MUST CHECK!!! The kit, which costs $119, is scheduled to ship worldwide in July 2014.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexklein/kano-a-computer-anyone-can-make

 

 

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10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future

10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y.

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/06/june-edudemic-magazine/

 

 


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Learning information literacy

Learning information literacy | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
This paper reports on university students' experiences of learning information literacy. Phenomenography was selected as the research approach it describes experience from perspective study participants, which in case is a mixture undergraduate and postgraduate studying education at an Australian university. Semi-structured one-on-one interviews were conducted with fifteen students. interview transcripts iteratively reviewed for similarities differences Categories constructed analysis distinct features that reported. grouped into hierarchical structure represents' increasingly sophisticated reveals literacy six ways: to find information; process use create product; build personal knowledge base; advance disciplinary knowledge; grow person contribute others.

Understanding complexity concept literacy, collective diverse range ways enables academics librarians draw reported by design academic curricula targets more powerful information.


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I really like Categories 5 & 6.

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Learning information literacy
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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 8:57 AM

From identifying the best educational tools to managing your online reputation, this is a great social media checklist for educators.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 12:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 8:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

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Animation Library - Free animations for your presentations

Animation Library  - Free animations for your presentations | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Over 14,000 Free Animations plus articles, reviews, tutorials, postcard, and everything else related to animated graphics.


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The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic]

The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

You’re going to want to print out this infographic and, at the very least, share it with your fellow teachers and even students. It’s all about the history of education technology and could be used to educate just about anyone on how far we’ve come in a short period of time. We did a more in-depth look at the history of education technology about a year ago but this infographic is a lot more… fun.

 

Anyway, the below infographic from CTU can be viewed below or downloaded as a PDF here (so you can fire up that color printer). Enjoy the walk down memory lane!

 


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François Arnal's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:32 PM

De l'ardoise à la tablette, du projecteur de diapositive au vidéoprojecteur interactif...