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The Best Video Streaming and Live Conversion App for Mac OS X

The Best Video Streaming and Live Conversion App for Mac OS X | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
StreamToMe, our top choice for streaming and live converting video on Mac OS X, is an easy choice for the category because it is, essentially, the only choice.
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Your Storytelling Brain

Your Storytelling Brain | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Cognitive science has long recognized narrative as a basic organizing principle of memory. From early childhood, we tell ourselves stories about our actions and experiences. Accuracy is not the main objective – coherence is.


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IpadAppsClarkstown - home

IpadAppsClarkstown - home | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

A Special Education teacher from Clarkstown School District has developed this collaborative wiki in hope of providing insight and resources for parents, students, and educators. There are app reviews as well as other valuable resources collected allowing for differentiated instruction allowing for the development of student learning.

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: 3 Tips on Flipping Your Classroom with #iPads #flippedclassroom

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: 3 Tips on Flipping Your Classroom with #iPads #flippedclassroom | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

How would you flip a classroom with iPads? For fun, here's a quick exploration of 3 ways it might happen with iPad apps. 

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50 Plus Ideas for Using Document Cameras in the Classroom

50 Plus Ideas for Using Document Cameras in the Classroom | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Thanks to Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) for sharing this ETN article on 50 ways to use a document in the classroom.

 

A document camera is one of the easiest and quickest ways to integrate technology into your classroom.  The article provides you ideas broken down by primary grades, middle school, and high school levels.  You will also find a link on the site for downloading a PDF file of all the camera ideas.  

 

May your teachers enjoy these ideas as well as my staff and pre-service students will!

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Bloodrop Gives You a Dropbox Public Share Link When You Drag a File Onto Its Icon

Bloodrop Gives You a Dropbox Public Share Link When You Drag a File Onto Its Icon | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Mac OS X: Sharing a file with Dropbox isn't hard, but it can be a little tedious to open the public folder, drag the file in, and then right-click to copy the link.  Bloodrop automates this process. All you have to do is drag a file onto its icon

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Apps in Education: Go Back in Time with 12 World History Apps

Apps in Education: Go Back in Time with 12 World History Apps | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Are you in the need to getting your students attention in a history course?. If so, take a look at these 12 apps recommended by Gregory Swanson (Apps in Education) that address a wide range of historical periods and sites.   Here is a quote from Greg's post:

"Some of the more interactive apps like War World 11 or Virtual History: Roma lend themselves to individual research projects or even students negotiated activities, other could be used just as starters or as warm up activities. However you use them, these apps give you a set of tools that you can now use in your iPad classroom."

So, take a look at the recommendations and provide feedback to which app works best for your classroom setting.

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New Civil War iPhone App for touring Civil War Battlefields

New Civil War iPhone App for touring Civil War Battlefields | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
New Civil War iPhone app combines stories and photos of the battle of Antietam and challenges readers to compare the historical image with the modern.
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How To Create and Design Outstanding Modern Infographics

How To Create and Design Outstanding Modern Infographics | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
We've talked a lot over the last few days about the power of Infographics as a quick and visual way to capture the attention of text weary blog readers that visit your site.

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Infographics via dr4ward.com

Infographics via dr4ward.com | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Infographic: Top Tech Trends of 2011 #edtech #tlchat (RT @LRCNorfolk Infographics / Infographic: Top Tech Trends of 2011 #edtech #tlchat http://t.co/QFaZVaBB via @pinterest #fb...)...
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Apps in Education: 10 iPad Apps for Web Curation

Apps in Education: 10 iPad Apps for Web Curation | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Gregory Swanson has provided another excellent list of apps.  This time he focuses on a Top 10 list of options for curation of web resources.  

Those recommendations I have been using and would recommend too include Flipboard, Scoop.it (how this post is being created), and News360.  I will be checking out Pulse and Zite as many of you have recommended them via my PLNs. 

So, check them out and let us know your thoughts of which ones are deserving of top honors!

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Apps in Education: Around the World with 15 Cool Geography Apps

Apps in Education: Around the World with 15 Cool Geography Apps | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Geography seems to me to be one of those subjects that actually lends itself to the type of multimedia multi-sensory experience that is the ipad. Some of the apps in this post allow you produce beautiful infographic style maps using your data, others allow you to explore the ways in which the world is being effected by population. The map of disasters is a hard one to ignore especially in the context of the recent spate of tsunamis and earthquakes.

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iPaddiction: Logical (Math) Apps To Complete After An Assessment

iPaddiction: Logical (Math) Apps To Complete After An Assessment | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

In developing my resource library on iPads, apps, and integration examples I learned of this site iPaddiction.  May I say it is one of the top 10, if not Top 5, resource sites collected.  One of the great features deals with the use of videos where the instructor interacts with the students as they explain a variety of apps.  

To show you the wealth of resources available on iPaddition, lets start with "Logical (Math) Apps" Here is a short quote from the site: 

"Students complete assessments at different times during the class.
iPads offer the solution! iPads offer many apps.

Logical thinking apps are fun and challenging for students.
Students used the apps below to enhance their thinking today."

 

Logical Math Apps list: http://goo.gl/wCfKD 

Paperport App Review: http://goo.gl/rP53r 

 

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Sync iTunes with Android - How to Transfer iTunes Music to Android

Sync iTunes with Android - How to Transfer iTunes Music to Android | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
How to get iTunes music/podcasts to your Android phone or tablet? Use iSyncr to transfer/sync iTunes to Android.
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Infographic Of The Day: The Magic And Madness Of The Creative Process | Co.Design

Infographic Of The Day: The Magic And Madness Of The Creative Process | Co.Design | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
RT @FastCoDesign: RT @neigerdesign: Infographics about the creative process always make me think one thing: how long did this take them?
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iPad Recommended Educational App Lists

iPad Recommended Educational App Lists | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

This is a collection of lists of sites that provide recommended lists/reviews of educational apps.  The compiled resources are curated by Lisa Johnson via Scoop.it.

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FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.

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Educational and Assistive Technology Consulting Services — EdTech Associates

EdTech Associates offers customized technology consulting services for education with an approach to technology assessments, planning, budgeting and grant writing.
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Digital Learning Day :: Home

Digital Learning Day :: Home | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Technology has changed the way we do everything from grocery shopping, to listening to music, and reading books. It’s time to take action to leverage this potential with more innovative uses of technology in our nation's schools to ensure every student experiences personalized learning with great teaching.

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Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps

Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

In this post JD Lasica provides 10 steps for creating a digital story.  Here is an overview of the steps.  

1. Decide on the story you want to tell

2. Gather your materials

3. Begin writing your script

4. Prep your equipment

5. Create a storyboard

6. Digitize your media

7. Record your voice-over

8. Add music

9. Edit your story

10. Share your story

 

To read the entire post visit http://goo.gl/TDGiY If you are interested in seeing an entire resource of digital storytelling resources consider visiting my LiveBinder:  http://goo.gl/UOWgf

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iBioSeminars: Free biology videos online

iBioSeminars: Free biology videos online | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
iBioSeminars: Free biology videos online
The world's leaders in biology present lectures that start with broad introductions and then progress to research questions and experiments.
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Best Infographics Ideas and Free Tools

Best Infographics Ideas and Free Tools | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Look at pretty much every blog, professional site and presentation these days, and you will notice that most of them have infographics, which are charts that display a visual image in order to supply data to the user.
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NETS Implementation - home

NETS Implementation - home | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Looking for individual details, lesson plan examples, rubrics, and more by grade levels for your classroom or school district tech plan?  If so, visit ISTE's Wikispaces collaborative site and review the 21st Century Skills.

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LitCharts.com | LitCharts Study Guides | The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes

LitCharts.com | LitCharts Study Guides | The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
LitCharts are the faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes literature guides. Now available as iPhone apps on iTunes.
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