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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Tea...

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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.
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Flubaroo on edshelf

Flubaroo on edshelf | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments. I designed it for my own classroom, and want to share it with other teachers... for free!

Important Disclaimer: Flubaroo is a tool offered for use in conjunction with Google Docs, but is not itself a Google product or service.

More than just a grading tool, Flubaroo also:

Computes average assignment score.Computes average score per question, and flags low-scoring questions.Shows you a grade distribution graph.Gives you the option to email each student their grade, and an answer key.
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8 Resources to Help Build Your Website

8 Resources to Help Build Your Website | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Hoping to boost your online presence? Check out these platforms that make the process a little easier.
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Google Apps Training Resources | Google Gooru

Google Apps Training Resources | Google Gooru | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Google Gooru offers instructional videos for all things Google Apps, including Migration resources, training tools and explanations of Google Apps updates.
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10 ways to learn how to use Prezi

10 ways to learn how to use Prezi | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Starting your first prezi is exciting—the blank canvas contains so much potential, creat...

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tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Good overview

tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Nice overview

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:55 PM

We have taught several classes with Prezi and the students seem to love it.  Anyone interested in a lesson?

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Narrable - capture the stories that matter

Get Narrable on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Narrable is a great and easy tool for creating presentations and slideshows, and it can also be used on iPad. The app is free and it lets you create an audio visual story by uploading your images and adding a voice narrative to them.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:41 AM

Narrable is a great and easy tool for creating presentations and slideshows, and it can also be used on iPad. The app is free and it lets you create an audio visual story by uploading your images and adding a voice narrative to them.

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Class Tech Tips

Class Tech Tips | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Become a tech-savvy teacher! Monica Burns's Blog: "As a classroom teacher I use technology with my students everyday.  This is my seventh year teaching fifth grade and my third year with a class set of iPads. I’m always finding new and innovative ways to use technology with my students and I’m excited to share these discoveries!"

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Knowmia - Technology for Teaching. Made Simple.

Knowmia - Technology for Teaching.  Made Simple. | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Search thousands of tutorial videos on any subject from the worlds best teachers. Before you know it, you'll know it.

Use video presentations and interactive assignments to impact students both in and out of the classroom.

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Storify - Create stories using social media

Storify - Create stories using social media | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple, beautiful stories that can be embedded anywhere.
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One teacher reports that she shares many photographs and videos on Twitter throughout the day of student work and student learning. She then collects the photographs, videos, and tweets using Storify, and adds them to the class blog so that parents can have a look inside our class.

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4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom

4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Book Creator is a versatile and intuitively set-up app that allows students to easily create digital content in a variety of ways. In Richmond, teachers have used their iPads and Book Creator to publish ebooks on a variety of topics and in a variety of genres. Below are some ideas for using Book Creator in your classroom.


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Create your first book for free. An in-app purchase enables unlimited books.

For schools there is also a full version with unlimited books and no in-app purchase.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:44 PM

4 great ideas that cover a range of age groups in how they could use Book Creator.

 

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The Teachers' Guide to Mind Mapping | MindMeister Blog

A quick guide on how to get the most out of mind mapping. Learn how to use this powerful tool to increase productivity and creativity in your classroom and further the collaboration between your students.

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Create a photo slide show presentation in LibreOffice 4.1

Create a photo slide show presentation in LibreOffice 4.1 | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
If you need to create a presentation based on a collection of images and you're short on time, there's no easier way to do it than with LibreOffice 4.1 Presentation software.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:46 AM

The article explains how you can make a presentation using LibreOffice which is an open-source software. It is a great alternative to PowerPoint and produces a similar result for free.

 

The link to LibreOffice website http://www.libreoffice.org/

KB...Konnected's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:20 AM

Free alternative to PowerPoint. (open source)

Frīdis Sarcevičs's comment, October 28, 2013 4:38 PM
It's an old feature in OpenOffice, but very usefyll!
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in3Dgallery - cloud based 3D presentation tool

in3Dgallery - cloud based 3D presentation tool | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
in3Dgallery is a cloud based presentation software for web and mobile that helps to add a professional touch to every presentation to engage the audience in a new fashion using cinematic 3D graphic.

You can use in3Dgallery to create presentations online and play them back from anywhere using a browser and an Internet connection.


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Beta version.  Free, for now.

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Fabrizio Bartoli's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:43 AM

thanks to Giuliana Finco and Anita Dedej for sharing this interesting link.

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:12 PM

Possibly some competition for Prezi, but will it be a more of a distraction rather than a tool of engagement?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:51 PM
I love "some" Baiba Svenca's suggestions The female teacher at the logo... it's a bit of a cartoon, but the tool works perfectly in your browser and produces animations in 3 modes:-classic, fly-through and walk-through.

 

Actually it's free... let's have a ride

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Google Forms on edshelf

Google Forms on edshelf | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

The collection and organization of info made simple with Google Forms.

 

Collect RSVPs, run a survey, or quickly create a team roster with a simple online form. Then check out the results, neatly organized in a Google spreadsheet.

 

Create simple or in-depth online surveys. Share them from a link, embed them on your website, or even right inside an email.

 

All responses to your questions are neatly organized in a Google spreadsheet, so sorting and analyzing data is a snap.

 

All your form data is automatically saved in Google Spreadsheets and stored in Google Drive. Access them wherever you go, from any device.

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Create HTML5 Interactive Presentations, Animations, infographics & banners - Easy WebContent

Create HTML5 Interactive Presentations, Animations, infographics & banners -  Easy WebContent | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Use Presenter to create free professional interactive HTML5 Presentations, animations, banners, Splash pages and more.
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Remix-T

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This website helps ... teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.

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Slidebean - create stunning presentations

Slidebean - create stunning presentations | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Slidebean is a new presentation tool that lets you focus on the content, and does everything else automatically. We just launched our beta today.


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Mike Keevers's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:05 PM

Worth a look

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:03 PM

Entre no site, carregue o conteúdo que desejar, escolha um template...e já está! Pronto a usar e partilhar.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:44 AM

Newly launched, Slidebean seems to be trying to do what haiku deck does. Login is with Facebook, not my favorite way of doing things, but there are some nice effects here and it produces clean slide shows.

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The NextGen Glog Is Now Fully Replacing the Classic Glog

The NextGen Glog Is Now Fully Replacing the Classic Glog | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Creation of New Classic Glogs Will Be Unavailable Starting This Week As you are probably aware, some time ago we introduced the NextGen Glog Editor as a successor to the original Classic Glog Edito...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 29, 2013 3:19 PM

Creating your posters or presentations on Glogster is going to change this week as you won't be able to use the old, classic editor any more. It will be replaced by the NextGen Glog editor.

In the post you can find out what will happen to your old glogs.

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Montage - what's cool on the Web, made by you

Montage - what's cool on the Web, made by you | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Montage is a flexible web-based service that makes it fun and easy to create and share a visual album of the web on the topics you care about. You can design your Montage around any topic you can imagine by adding content that pulls information from a variety of sources, including RSS feeds, Twitter, Bing News, and YouTube. Montage is an expression of you.


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Montage lets you gather visual content from various sources on the web and create your own web pages displaying anything that interests you, then share it with other people.

Lyn Doolan's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:15 PM

this looks great ans do easy to use

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:01 AM

Werkt niet helemaal op de iPad, ga ik zo op de Mac proberen.

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Explain Everything

Explain Everything | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

An iPad Application that lets you Explain Everything.

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad2 video display. Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone.  Import Photos, PDF, PPT, and Keynote from Dropbox, Evernote, Email, iPad photo roll and iPad2 camera. Export MP4 movie files, PNG image files, and share the .XPL project file with others for collaboration. Explain Everything has been designed for use in educational, business, and entertainment settings.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create and Edit Flexbooks Online

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create and Edit Flexbooks Online | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Embedded tutorials cover how to create and how to edit CK-12 Flexbooks.

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This is How to Create Mind Maps Using Google Draw

This is How to Create Mind Maps Using Google Draw | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Google Draw is a basic drawing tool that allows users to create drawings and share them with the world.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:22 PM

Most useful in the early stages of inquiry learning.

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The Students' Guide to Mind Mapping

The Students' Guide to Mind Mapping | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Mind maps are a great tool for education. Find out how to improve your memory, take more effective notes and enhance the results of your studying efforts!

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MindMeister have published a great article on mind mapping with students. The article explains the purpose of mindmapping, describes its uses and benefits, and reminds the teachers that MindMeister's maps can be displayed in Presentation Mode.

 

See the first part of the topic The Teachers’ Guide to Mind Mapping http://www.mindmeister.com/blog/2013/09/10/the-teachers-guide-to-mind-mapping/

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:03 PM

A guide for students and teachers about the benneficts and uses of mindmining for different learning purpouses

mariosuarez's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:50 PM

mapas mentales en el aula...

Say Keng Lee's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:32 AM

Mind mapping is useful for student achievement, and this article illustrates many possibilities of usage.

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5 Typography Tips for Every Presenter

5 Typography Tips for Every Presenter | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Today, everyone is a typographer. If you have access to a keyboard and a basic software program, you have control over typography. For instance, if you construct email, write for a blog or build presentations, you have a type of control (pun intended) over your words and letters that your great grandfathers would envy...


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Advice for presentation fonts.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:45 PM

A useful post on the importance of choosing the right fonts for your presentation. Suggestions - choose no more than two font styles, go big, be bold, keep it simple.

flea palmer's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:49 AM

Great advice about using fonts in your presentation. The comments are worth a look too.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:58 PM

Basia typografische tips