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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 15 Great Places to Find Free Webinars

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 15 Great Places to Find Free Webinars | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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Julie Greller has compiled a varieity of webinars one can use to improve themselves or a group of peers.  What really makes webinars unique is the ability to participate live or observe later anytime, anywhere as well as at one's own pace. 

 

The list includes webinars like Discovery Education, Simple K12, PBS Teachers, Shelly Terrell's Free Friday Webinars, edtechteacher, and others.  Another webinar series I would suggest checking out is LiveBinders' Knowledge Sharing Place http://goo.gl/R7jY0

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Free Gamebooks - Rootbook

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PLAY FREE BOOKS ★ Read, write and comment Free Online eBooks, good Tales and Nice Adventures on Rootbook ★ The Playground for Alternative Stories
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This site provides several reading options including "Choose your own adventures" and "own ebook storylines". 

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congerjan's curator insight, August 17, 6:40 PM

Stuents can even write their own books or you can read these choose your own adventure style books. 

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A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools - Edudemic

A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools - Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
We've needed a strong pedagogical framework for digital tools since the introduction of technology into education. Hopefully this helps.
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Edudemic has broken down 3 different forms of teaching that includes monological, dialogical, and polyphonic.  Each one is defined by text and visual diagram.

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SAMR App Dice

SAMR App Dice | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard of the SAMR Model by Dr. Ruben Puentedura? The model states: The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model offers a method of seeing how computer technology migh...
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Great post by Ryan Read on the use of apps based on SAMR levels.  The post also shared downloads of dice (when folded properly) displaying various apps and color coded for SAMR.  The dice could even be used for app smashing too.   

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Turn Your Google Docs Form Responses Into Beautiful Visualizations - Tuts+ Computer Skills Tutorial

Turn Your Google Docs Form Responses Into Beautiful Visualizations - Tuts+ Computer Skills Tutorial | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
How to use Google Forms and Google Sheets to collect survey data and display it visually for any presentation or project. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Google Drive, Spreadsheets, Graphs & Charts
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This tutorial from Melissa Murphy via computers.tutsplus.com walks readers through the process of converting Google Form responses into visualizations.  I envision using this tutorial as being a great connection for my preservice students learning to ask effective questions and then using the collected data for an Infographic. 

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A Wonderful Poster on Failure

A Wonderful Poster on Failure | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is an ideal image for my use when discussing "Failure".  When working with my pre-service students as well as teachers in PD sessions, I explain "FAIL" as First Attempt In Learning.  This image will provide authentic connections for those involved in our discussion.  

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Wanda Ortiz's curator insight, July 14, 10:24 AM

Perfecto  comentario para esta reflexión que ven: "No hay despuès sin el antes". (R.O.V)

Sayward Henry's curator insight, July 15, 1:10 PM

Fail Again. Fail Better.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 23, 8:50 PM

Such an important message for inspiring fearlessness.

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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, 6:01 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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7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher - te@chthought

7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher - te@chthought | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"The following infographic from dailygenius.com makes sense, then, in that context of being able to sketch out what might be required of a digitally-savvy and competent teacher. (You can give dailygenius a follow on twitter as well."

 


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Thanks to John Evans for sharing this infographic posted by Teachthought regarding the characteristics of a digitally competent teacher. 

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Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 14, 7:31 AM

Great list...!

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Instructional Tech QuickGuide to Integration

Instructional Tech QuickGuide to Integration | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Thanks to @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  for sharing this infographic design by Anna Otto (http://techieteacher5280.blogspot.ca/) in Canada.  I like how her team organized the design by varying activities and tools one may use in accomplishing those tasks. 

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Infographics Science: The Surprising Way The Brain Processes Visuals

Infographics Science: The Surprising Way The Brain Processes Visuals | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Based on how the brain deciphers complex visual information, designers can understand the scientific basis behind best the practices for infographics.
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I find this post quite fascinating as it addresses how the brain functions through the use of visuals in the form of infographics.   The post provides infographics along with visuals that illustrate how the brain interprets them.  The article wraps up pointing out "5 quick takeaways for better visuals at a glance". 

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

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30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What's trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?…
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I like how this chart shared by Teach Thought lists 30 items in each of their 3 topics.  First column is "Trending Up" followed by "Awkward/Middle Ground" and finishing with "Trending Down". 

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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist.  It follows, then, that the education field should evolv...
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As I continue to improve myself as an Adjunct Professor, I have found Dr. Jackie Gerstein's site extremely resourceful.  This post addresses the SAMR Model and the various stages of education along with a well designed infographic.  I especially like the inclusion of different forms of technology mapped to integration approaches based on different education levels. 

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Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia

Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible. Many na

Via John Evans
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Are you looking for ways to connect your students to various locations around the planet?  Checkout this list of apps compiled by Edutopia that takes you to various historical and geographical locations.  You may even find yourself in outer space too.  

 

Thanks to John Evans for sharing this article from Edutopia.  

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Mike Dilger's curator insight, May 15, 6:38 PM

Use the iPad as a window on the world. Visit the Louvre or under the ocean.  Possibilities are endless.  If you haven't considered this approach to your classroom then read this post for some ideas.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via Pierre Levy, FEED THE TEACHER
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This is truly one mindmap that takes sometime to comprehend. 

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Antonio Figueiredo's curator insight, April 17, 4:23 AM

An interesting map of the main learning theories and their creators.

Alice Maria Costa's curator insight, April 20, 11:22 AM

Teorias de Aprendizagem ea Aprendizagem AMBIENTES EM do Século XXI

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, April 29, 3:09 PM

Nice summary of many learning theories in one place!

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The Top Ways Digital Tools Transform Learning

The Top Ways Digital Tools Transform Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Annual survey highlights how students, teachers leverage digital tools to change education Digital tools are often touted for their ability to have a transformative effect on teaching and learning,...
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What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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This post from Educators Technology is one of the best I have came across for breaking down and explaining Webb's Depth of Knowledge framework.  I will be adding this to my preservice students resource library as well as my LoTi trainings. 

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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …
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Edudemic is one of my daily reads.  This post by Greg Kulowiec provides insight on the integration of iPads (really any mobile option) and Google's newly released "Classroom".  

 

Greg touches on the distribution of assignments through Classroom and how various apps can be used to complete the assignments. 

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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.


Via Nik Peachey
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Thank you Nik Peachey for sharing this article on Scoop.it

 

This article contains some great points to enrich discussions why current and future teachers need to be learners in today's world of technology and education. 

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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 25, 8:14 PM

Worth the read.

CESSON's curator insight, July 27, 10:35 PM

We are educating the next generation using tech full-time, are our educators prepared? 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:17 AM

Some good points about building a PLN

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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.
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This article written by Brett Vogelsinger provides a nice overview of integrating Infographics.  Brett discusses how he went about the process of designing, developing, and using the visual literacy approach.  What I truly liked about the article was his list of discussion questions used with students.  Those questions were:

"We discussed the following:

Which of these was the best infographic and why?How does the writer try to engage an audience, even an audience who may not initially care about the topic?Is the text or the visual design most important in each of these? How does the use of color and white space affect your ability to focus on the main message of the infographic? How is font size used to emphasize certain facts?Does the infographic make a claim or develop an argument? If so, how can you tell?" The other key item that stood out in the article for me was the photo of two student infographic sketchings.  The use of a draft sketch is a great way to get students thinking of design and topic points. 
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How to Use the Free YouTube Video Editor

How to Use the Free YouTube Video Editor | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
If you share video online, you should learn how to use the free YouTube editor. This free, online video editor is easy to use, and has more features than you might expect!

Via Timo Ilomäki
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In setting out to explore new Scoop.it resources, I came across Timo IImoki's page http://www.scoop.it/t/education-technology-theory-practice/ ; Timo has shared a wealth of resources and it was an easy decision to follow.

 

This article is one that has a personal flare for me. In using my YouTube channel to share screencasts and student projects, there are times I need to make adjustments to uploads. In addition, I like to  share video editing tools with my students.  Thus, this tool feature is one deserving of being integrated into projects. 

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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, June 17, 3:16 AM

Edit your videos on YouTube!

Stefano Principato's curator insight, June 17, 3:23 AM

It might not always be your first choice, but if you take the time to learn how to use the YouTube video editor, you will soon appreciate the power and convenience that a tool like this offers. It's easy enough for both kids and adults to use, and it's freely available on the web as part of the world's largest video sharing website.

Shreya's curator insight, June 17, 6:38 AM

Poonam Pandey dances to football fever

http://www.eni.network24.co/photo-gallery/poonam-pandey-dances-to-football-fever-10914_10

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Using SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy to integrate iPads into the classroom

Using SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy to integrate iPads into the classroom | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is one of the best tutorial guides I have seen designed for QR code creation and how it is based on the SAMR framework. 

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The Rice Process's curator insight, June 11, 2:14 PM

The SAMR approach helps teachers to reflect on their technology practices and provides the structure to expand and develop new instructional practices.

 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 12, 11:07 PM

iPad apps and integrating Bloom's taxonomy.

Sang Lee's curator insight, June 24, 1:38 AM

iPad into the classroom

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The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Social presence guides the design and development of learning spaces where emotional expression, open communication, and group cohesion come into play!

Via Elaine Roberts, Ph.D
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Thanks to my good friend Elaine Roberts for sharing this blog post addressing pedagogy.  

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, June 2, 9:57 AM

It's easy to lurk in an online course, to linger along the virtual walls of the virtual classroom. The astute online instructor pays attention to the social presence of each student. Just as there are those who can seem to take up all the space and all the air in a brick-and-mortar classroom, there are those who seem to be able to do the same in a virtual classroom and forum. Then those who feel less confident in their knowledge, and perhaps in their writing, will be less likely to participate.


When conducting a webinar, wait time is HARD. We get anxious about the silence. As a presenter/moderator, what you can't know is if someone is wrestling with the mute button. It happens to all of us, so we need to be sure to allow several extra seconds not only to allow folks to formulate their thoughts but to wrangle the technology.


I like the idea of lingering in that virtual presence. Sometimes we're so glad an online event is over that we sign off too quickly. We don't have the luxury, if you will, of packing up our things as we do in a physical space. That packing up allows people to visit. When we pause in our packing, it signals our willingness to spend more time, that we're in no hurry to leave. Finding a way to pack up virtually, to signal that willingness to talk is important, especially for those who have been reluctant to share in the larger group. Plus sa meme change, plus c'est la meme chose.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 2, 1:46 PM

Pedagogy is about leadership and relationships. These apply to all teaching and learning.

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What do you want to do with the iPad in education?

What do you want to do with the iPad in education? | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Related posts: A Day to Remember overview The T’s & C’s Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C’s
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I really like how iSupport broke down the 5 classroom projects using outcomes, context, and Blooms levels illustrating the potential learning taking place creating a movie, PDF, presentation and an interactive book on the iPad. 

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Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains

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Special thanks to @Ana Cristina Pratas for sharing Don Clark's original post on http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html

 

Don has shared a vast number of resources on this post ranging from a diagram showing the changes between the original and updated Blooms to ISD concept maps and instructional design toolkits.  

Here is a quote from Don's post explaining Solo Taxonomy - "...one model that might prove more useful is the Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy. It is a model that describes levels of increasing complexity in a learner's understanding of subjects (Biggs, Collis, 1982). It aids both trainers and learners in understanding the learning process. The model consists of five levels in the order of understanding..." - See more at: http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html#sthash.X2Mab2Ks.dpuf

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 26, 12:34 PM

um comparativo de evolucao que amplia as etapas de aprendizagem.

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 26, 7:48 PM

Helpful explanation.

Bob Irving's curator insight, May 27, 8:21 AM

Well worth a read.

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The Answer Pad | The Graphically-Based Student Response and Assessment System

The Answer Pad | The Graphically-Based Student Response and Assessment System | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

The Answer Pad is a student response system, so of course we have the typical select response question types that can be pushed out to the students. M/C, T/F, Yes/No, Fill in are a given. What makes us unique is the graphical nature of the tool, the templated backgrounds that come with The Answer Pad and the built in digital portfolio.


Via Nik Peachey
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I appreciate this share from Nik Peachey via his Tools for Learners page on Scoop.it.  Nik is one educator I would highly recommend folks follow on Scoop.it.  I truly appreciate his philosophical and pedagogical posts. 

 

As Nik points out in his summary, the feature that allows The Answer Pad to stand out from resources like Socrative and Infinite Learning is the graphing tool.  I see this feature being big in the math, science, and CAD classrooms. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 24, 1:17 PM

This looks like an interesting tool for student classroom response.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 26, 12:49 AM

Evaluation. Herramientas Pad Log in using

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Thanks to John Evans for sharing Educator's Technology recent post on the updates to Creative Commons.  

 

This visual does a nice job of explaining each CC diagram. 

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, May 6, 12:08 PM

A very important information for teachers and students.

Howard Cohen's curator insight, May 7, 8:03 AM

It is important to consider that education and business have a lot of connecting points. 

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, May 13, 2:45 PM

Important changes to know about Creative Commons Licenses...