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Haifoss Waterfall in Iceland

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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's comment, May 24, 2013 10:24 PM
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5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools

5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools | EdTech | Scoop.it

"One of the things that I love about the start of the new school year is that so many students have goals for making “this year the year they…” For many students that blank is filled in with “stay organized” or “take better notes.” If your students are going to be using iPads in your classroom this year, here are five free iPad apps they can try for taking notes and keeping those notes organized."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, August 24, 2013 6:32 AM

Evernote and Penultimate for me.

Dave Barry's curator insight, August 24, 2013 7:04 PM
Notetaking Made easy. Another reason every student should have an ipad...
Jan Eade's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:51 PM

Some great free iPad apps that will aid students in using their iPads for note-taking.

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The Epic Ebook Guide - CoolCatTeacher

The Epic Ebook Guide - CoolCatTeacher | EdTech | Scoop.it

"eBooks are around us. Do you know how to find them? What apps should you use? Do you know how to publish one? This epic eBook guide will help you understand how to download ebooks, use ebookstores, and how to find free and inexpensive ebooks and how to self publish."


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Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro's curator insight, April 10, 6:38 AM

Os ebooks são um tipo de aplicação multimédia que se impôs nos últimos anos como uma séria alternativa à tecnologia analógica baseada em papel, fruto das muitas vantagens que o suporte digital proporciona para melhorar a experiência da leitura. O Epic Book Guide, descrito neste artigo, é interessante na medida em que ajuda a compreender que apps de leitura de ebooks existem, como as utilizar, para que servem e onde as obter; onde e como descarregar ebooks em vários formatos a partir de sites online; onde encontrar edições gratuitas de livros eletrónicos na Internet e como desenvolver edições de autor em que cada pessoa pode publicar e distribuir um ebook da sua autoria.

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, April 14, 11:42 PM

Talteen! Linkeistä löytyi mm. neuvoja e-kirjan tekemisestä uusilla välineillä. Beta-vaiheessa olevaan Liber.io -sovellukseen lähetin heti liittymispyynnön. Myös MS Officen julkaisutoiminta oli juttu, jota en ollut aiemmin huomannut.

Classi's curator insight, April 15, 2:28 AM

All things relatied to eBooks. Great info.

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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - A Video Guide to Using the Google Drive iPad App

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - A Video Guide to Using the Google Drive iPad App | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Last Friday I was asked if I could share instructions for teachers and students using the latest version of the Google Drive for iPad app. I'm in the process of organizing all of my screenshots into a PDF. In the meantime, I have the following video overview of how to use the basic features of Google Drive iPad. At the end of the video I offer a tip about using multiple sign-in on shared iPads."


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How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve - Teachers With Apps

How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve - Teachers With Apps | EdTech | Scoop.it

" Technology can make life a lot easier in the classroom. In the past criticism was often aimed at new technology coming into the classroom, recent advances in tech have made drastic changes to the learning environment.


This has actually been the case for numerous generations. When televisions were introduced to schools and kindergartens, many people were outraged at the invasion of technology into the educational process but of course, television became an integral part of the learning process. It is therefore fair to say that when used properly, tablets such as the iPad can be used effectively in the classroom."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Free Google Apps that Bring Out the Best In an iPad

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Free Google Apps that Bring Out the Best In an iPad | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Many of us using technology in the classroom find ourselves caught between two worlds: Apple and Google. Apple’s iPad is a fantastic tool in the classroom which provides students with various opportunities to consume, create, and communicate. Similar to a swiss-army knife, it is only limited by how we choose to use it. At the same time, Google apps provide students with cloud-based services, from search to document creation and sharing, that work seamlessly on iPad."


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stevecarter's curator insight, April 5, 3:41 PM

Nice list of Google apps and uses

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10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program

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There’s simply no magic pill – whether it’s the laptop, smartboard, iPad or the next device that comes along in a year or two. Technology alone won’t ever have the capacity to improve education unless it’s woven into a holistic vision that meets the very real and urgent educational objectives that prepare our students for life outside and after school. Well-planned technology deployments can however have a transformative impact on learning.

 

Here’s a list of ten requirements for a successful iPad implementation in schools."


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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:23 AM

It is not 12 steps, but it will do. At least you don't have to go around asking everyone you offended for forgiveness.

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App Smashing - What are your favourites? - Edutopia

App Smashing - What are your favourites? - Edutopia | EdTech | Scoop.it

"So I’ve been playing around with a little bit of App Smashing in my classroom – or App Synergy as it is sometimes called. I just like the smashing part – it must be the cave man in me. Anyway, App Smashing is when you use more than one app to produce a quality final product – it’s when you combine the different capabilities of apps to make something even more impressive than something that is housed entirely within one app. I can’t lay claim to the name, App Smashing – that belongs, as far as I can work out, to fellow ADE Greg Kulowiec, who defined App Smashing as: 'The process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project’. Check out Greg’s website for more information about it."

 


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'We Got The Beat' iPad GarageBand Tutorial - iPad Creative

'We Got The Beat' iPad GarageBand Tutorial - iPad Creative | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Francis has been busy. Yes it's another cover of a classic 80's track, but this time, with the video split into 4 video 'tracks' it becomes much easier to see exactly how Francis composes each track. GarageBand is the crown jewel of iPad apps, especially for those looking to take their first steps into the very large and beautiful field of music creation with the iPad."


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The Best Tools and Apps to Make the Most of Flickr - lifehacker

The Best Tools and Apps to Make the Most of Flickr - lifehacker | EdTech | Scoop.it
Flickr is a great tool to organize your photos and share them with the world. Plus, ever since Flickr got an overhaul and tons of free space, it's a great place to back up your photos too. Still, it can be even better with a few useful tools from the user community. Here are some of the best.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, April 4, 7:38 AM

This is  a great list of tools for both uploading and searching Flickr. I had no idea we had been gifted a TB of space by Flickr.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, April 12, 8:52 AM

I want to use photos to tell stories and teach children how to use photos to tell a story.

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DIY Sun Science for iPad - iPad AppFinders

DIY Sun Science for iPad - iPad AppFinders | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Our sun is truly a magnificent object. Without it, life would not exist on this blue planet. Just because the sun is too hot or bright for us to handle for too long does not mean you can’t learn more about it with fun scientific experiments. DIY Sun Science for iPad happens to be an awesome app that shows you how you can learn more about the sun anywhere you go."

 


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iPaddling through Third Grade: iPaddling through Guided Reading

iPaddling through Third Grade: iPaddling through Guided Reading | EdTech | Scoop.it

"It's hard to contain my excitement and enthusiasm when it comes to Guided Reading and having a 1:1 classroom. Mastery of district curriculum and essential objectives is what it is all about. I now have unlimited opportunities for students in my classroom.  Our guided reading block is every afternoon for an hour.  Differentiation of instruction, individualized and small group instruction, and student engagement happens at its best on a daily basis! I feel I am meeting all students' instructional needs each day."


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8 Tips for an Awesome Prezi


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Dominique Ara-Zwahlen's curator insight, April 4, 12:06 AM

value added advice for beginners like me!

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, April 4, 4:48 AM
We have taught several Prezi classes this year. The students seem to love this tool and so do judges at media festival. The Prezis we turn in usually go far - we have 2 projects going on to the state competition next month! If you are looking for a great tool for your next lesson, consider Prezi!
Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 4, 6:25 PM

Prezi can be very effective but they are fundamentally based on creating perceptions of movement.  Estimates in WSJ that 25%-40% of population has motion sensitivity depending on the mode of transportation.  That may be simplistic but as a media psych prof, I have seen more than my share of over-exuberant Prezis whipping in and out and around such that I could barely make it through.  (Yes, I'm one of those 25%-40%ers)  So a word of caution to presenters.  If presentations are about your audience, keep in mind that restraint applies to more than the number of words per slide.  There are lots of ways to lose an audience.  None are good.  This is one of the worst.

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Notepad! is a Feature-Packed Text Editor with Ribbon UI and Tabs

Notepad! is a Feature-Packed Text Editor with Ribbon UI and Tabs | EdTech | Scoop.it
Windows: Syncplify.me's Notepad! is a programming text editor that incorporates the Ribbon UI, and brings other features like tabs and split-view edit mode.
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The Beginner’s Guide To The iPad (And iOS 7) | Modern Lessons

The Beginner’s Guide To The iPad (And iOS 7) | Modern Lessons | EdTech | Scoop.it

"As part of our newest course, we’ve built up a course designed to make beginners feel truly at home with the iPad. Best of all, it features the brand new not-yet-released operating system iOS 7. That means you’ll know how to use all the features of the new iPad before it’s even released!"


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Picking the Perfect Presentation Software

Picking the Perfect Presentation Software | EdTech | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges when creating a slideshow happens even before you begin production; knowing the right presentation software to use!

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flea palmer's curator insight, April 10, 3:04 AM

A comparison of the features, scope and price of the 3 main tools. Also see emaze.com - more interesting than PowerPoint, less 'dangerous' than Prezi!

Teri Thomas's curator insight, April 10, 7:07 AM

Yes, Prezi is an option for some presentations, the most universal information in this piece is the 2nd to last line.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 11, 9:38 AM
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The article compares three most used presentation tools - PowerPoint, Keynote and Prezi. There is a table that sums up pros and cons of each software and helps you decide which one is the best for you.

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Curation on the iPad: Learning to appreciate beauty | eSchool News | eSchool News

Curation on the iPad: Learning to appreciate beauty | eSchool News | eSchool News | EdTech | Scoop.it
With so much information available to today's students through iPads, they must learn to curate it to get the maximum benefit and experience.

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | EdTech | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, April 15, 5:20 PM

Now... To help staff to try!

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Interview: Science Teacher and the EdTech Used to do the Flip

Interview: Science Teacher and the EdTech Used to do the Flip | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the second installment of 21st Century Educator's teachers-in-the-field interviews!


We first interviewed a high school history teacher to discover his favorite digital tools. This time we interviewed a science teacher, Mrs. M, who has spent the last two years making a full 360 degree flip of her physics and chemistry class. She shares what she's learned from the last two years, how to start 'flipping', and our favorite part - a nice huge list of her tried-and-true EdTech tools that help her 'flip' be a success."


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10 Useful History and Geography Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Useful History and Geography Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Below are some good iPad apps for History and Geography teachers. I am sharing them with you on the occasion of the start of a new school year. I invite you to have a look and share with us if you have other titles to add to the list. If you want more resources for  back to school I recommend that you check this resource section."


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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, September 1, 2013 11:23 PM

Here are also apps for history an geography...

Paul Avila's curator insight, November 30, 2013 7:22 PM

This is a great way for students to be engaged in history outside of the classroom. I see that some of the apps have notifications for a new topics, which gives students a daily rotation of historical events and topics. I would recommend using one of these apps for a project. This project could even be designing an app that would be interesting to people of a certain time period.

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Unleashing Creativity: Greg Kulowiec App Smashing – from Beth Holland | Leading Change in Changing Times

Unleashing Creativity: Greg Kulowiec App Smashing – from Beth Holland | Leading Change in Changing Times | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Greg Kulowiec begins his session by asking, “Why limit our students to one tool at one time?” With App Smashing, students can create content with a variety of apps and then publish it to the web – don’t let content ”die on your iPad.”

 

The general concept between App Smashing is merging content from a variety of apps. Greg likes the word App Smash, but Lisa Johnson (@techchef4u) calls it App Synergy."


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107 favourite iPad apps for learning - Innovate My School

107 favourite iPad apps for learning - Innovate My School | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Tablet computing and mobile devices promise to have a dramatic impact on education. A growing number of schools across the world are jumping on the digital bus and embracing iPads as the latest tool to teach literature in multimedia, history through games and simulations, and maths with step-by-step animation of problems."

 


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stevecarter's curator insight, April 5, 3:44 PM

A good app library to work your way through

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Phraseology - A Writing App that Offers Text Analysis Tools

Phraseology - A Writing App that Offers Text Analysis Tools | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Phraseology is an iPad app that doesn’t look like much more than a simple word processing app until you explore all of its handy little features. Phraseology provides a clean interface for creating documents. Once you’ve started creating a document you can take advantage of helpful editing and analysis tools built into the Phraseology app. Those tools include highlighting of the parts of speech in your document, a reading level indicator, and text arrangement tools."

 


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Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought

Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is largely a matter of workflow.

 

If you can forgive a mixed metaphor, the traditional classroom sees the teacher as the both the director and the bottleneck of all productivity. They create assignments, assess proficiency, respond to assessment data, and refine planned instruction in light of constantly changing circumstances.

 

This is challenging in any context, but in 1:1 and mobile learning environments, it’s even more complex. With tablets, every student has both an information portal and a digital printing press. This means they can reach both communities and potential collaborators.

 

The above graphic from @ipadwells addresses this issue with a helpful graphic that visualizes a workflow, while offering up representative apps for each step of the process."

 


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Linda Ashida's curator insight, April 1, 6:01 AM

Check out the link at end of this post to see more of Richard Well's helpful infographics.

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, April 3, 4:36 AM

Important understanding for teachers wanting to support students to create and publish artifacts of student learning

Ann Francis's curator insight, April 7, 5:41 AM

#workflow

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Google Presentation and Drawing Apps Add Image Cropping, Masks and Borders

Google Presentation and Drawing Apps Add Image Cropping, Masks and Borders | EdTech | Scoop.it
After cutting prices on storage for Google Drive and delivering new features on the Spreadsheet app (which are now available for everyone), Google has now turned its attention to the Presentation and Drawing apps. Since images are a big part of those, a new update brings simple image editing tools, like cropping, shape masking and…

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 28, 7:53 AM

Great news for Google users! Now you can edit your images or drawings in Google presentations using shape masks, i.e. crop images in different shapes instead of just a rectangle. This feature will let you produce even more exciting stories.

Paris Stephane's curator insight, March 29, 10:10 AM

For my Director who said that cropping an image with Google apps is not possible like Microsoft Word or Excel....

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 30, 2:11 PM

Aplicaciones de Google

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15 Fixable “Death by PowerPoint” Issues

15 Fixable “Death by PowerPoint” Issues | EdTech | Scoop.it

Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community. 

It’s worth noting that we have nothing against PowerPoint itself — in fact, PowerPoint can be used to create some incredibly awesome presentations, if you have strong design skills or you know someone who does.


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Woodstock School's curator insight, March 30, 8:16 PM

A few tips on how to exploit the real power of presentations.

 

Johani Karonen's curator insight, March 31, 12:33 AM

The sixteenth issue: The mismatcher, was added in a comment! I totally agree on that having an overarching look and feel is really important!

gustavo salazar's curator insight, April 3, 5:59 AM

excelentes recomendaciones para evitar la muerte por power point