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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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9 tools for creating great animations

9 tools for creating great animations | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers.

However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations...


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:29 AM

Volgens mij wordt HTML5 de nieuwe norm.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:08 AM

It is HTLM5 based. So... follow it, my friend!

Raza Khan's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:53 PM

Found some really interesting tools, that I think will come handy for assignment 2

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Metta on edshelf

Metta on edshelf | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Use Metta for learning stories, documentaries, summaries and compilations. Or for your research & curation work.

 

Create quick movies out of videos, pictures, text & sounds that are already on the web or just upload your own material.

 

Polls - Insert polls & quizzes into your stories, lessons or slides and get controlled feedback from your viewers.

 

Statistics - Get actionable insights and track who, when and where answered your questions.

 

Collect Button - Collect videos, images and text wherever you’re browsing the web in a click of a button.

 

Follow Stories - Share your Metta Profile with your followers and start following other storytellers. Build your own channel.

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A Quick Guide on Blooms Taxonomy Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Quick Guide on Blooms Taxonomy Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Blooms Taxonomy apps for the iPad. We have come up with apps relevant to each thinking level in this taxonomy.We have selected only the featured apps in each category which means that there are more apps to include but the ones we have mentioned are among the best.

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bloomsapps

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Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students. With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Blooms in the classroom using the apps that are available.

While this list is by no means fully comprehensive, it will assist educators in getting started when implementing iOS devices in the classroom.

This site will change almost daily as it will be updated with new and exciting apps!

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Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze

Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Browser based presentation platforms are quickly gaining ground as HTML5 has made it possible to create robust presentations online without the need for applications like PowerPoint or Keynote.

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Abe Soltani's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:55 PM

Like it.

Maite Gonzalez's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:30 AM

add your insight...

 

 

 

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:39 AM

Looks relaly cool - will have use for this combined with other apps to generate presentations. 

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PulpMotion - Create amazing slideshows

PulpMotion - Create amazing slideshows | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
PulpMotion software lets you to create impressive animated slideshows with your own pictures, video and sound with just a few clicks, based on a multitude of slideshow themes

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College Monstor's curator insight, September 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Really nice slideshows!

TechMarm's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:11 PM

Will be investigating for teacher use.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:22 PM

Mac only

atonishing slideshows with music, and effects.

Try period, and the you have to pay

 

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Metta = Storytelling + Polls In One Compact Format

Metta = Storytelling + Polls In One Compact Format | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Metta helps turning stories into short movies out of pictures, videos, text and sounds that are already published on the web. Polls and quizzes can also be embedded anywhere inside a video presentation to get controlled responses from viewers.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:24 AM

It allows teachers and educators to produce learning guides

Ingrid Cristina Florence Yamine's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:14 PM

very interesting and useful one! I'll preset on it next monday!

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 28, 2016 11:35 PM
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Metta (which is the former Soo Meta) is a versatile web application that lets you create presentations with text, images, videos and voice recordings, as well as create polls and stories.


Metta is integrated in Edmodo. It is a great tool for flipped classrooms.

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Penxy - stream and record your presentations

Penxy - stream and record your presentations | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Penxy is the easiest way to control and deliver your presentations from your iPad or iPhone during a real event. You can seamlessly stream your presentations (including your voice) online. Better yet, you can record your presentation so that you can share it with your social networks.


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The Teachers' Guide to Mind Mapping | MindMeister Blog

Mind mapping in the classroom. Mindmeister's teachers’ guide offers cloneable templates and maps along with tips about using MindMeister as a teaching tool. In the students’ guide, everyone from first grader to post-graduate will find valuable ideas on how to improve their learning efforts and make the most of MindMeister's many features.

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The Mindmeister (http://www.mindmeister.com/) online mind mapping application can be used to help students visualize categories, outlining, organizing research, complicated concepts or processes, cause / effect, pro/con arguments, etc.  Here are some ideas from them on how to use their tool and templates.

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DiscoverEd - CC Wiki

DiscoverEd - CC Wiki | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

DiscoverEd is a search prototype developed by Creative Commons dedicated to providing open educational resources on the Web. While most search engines rely solely on algorithmic analyses of resources, DiscoverEd can incorporate data provided by the resource publisher or curator..

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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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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.

Judith Soleil's curator insight, November 20, 2015 6:18 AM

A specific tool for students needs !

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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

 

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:39 AM

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 2015 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)

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Presentation Next app for Windows

Presentation Next app for Windows | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Presentation Next enables you to create lifelike, jaw dropping presentations, data visualizations and drawings that are identically viewable by your Windows, iPad, Android, Linux, and Mac friends. It is easily the world’s most fun, yet professional HTML5 presentation maker. 

 

No software installation is required to view the presentations! Any kind of slideshow visualization created using Presentation Next can be viewed by simply pasting its ‘link’ in the browser. The presentation opens up just like a webpage, without the need for any special software.

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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:23 PM

Hmmm - maybe when I get windows 8???

Gav Morris's curator insight, October 19, 2013 5:24 AM

I need to update my phone. Mobile working.

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Animoto - Make & Share Beautiful Videos Online

Animoto - Make & Share Beautiful Videos Online | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
The easy way to create and share extraordinary videos of your life. Our online video maker turns your photos, video clips and music into video in minutes.
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Free version has a video length limit of 30 seconds. Includes 300 music tracks.

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teachwithyouripad - Blooms Taxonomy with Apps

After seeing the chart on of Bloom's Taxonomy on bloomsapps, I thought I could make a more thorough table. I like the headings that were used in the chart.

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Animoby - Create Presentations, Tutorials and Animations

Animoby - Create Presentations, Tutorials and Animations | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Animoby is a new way of doing presentations, tutorials and animations, with pictures, drawings and even audio. Show and explain with the speed and agility you want.

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Agora Abierta's comment, September 24, 2013 3:51 AM
I use some similar tool: educreations
Agora Abierta's comment, September 24, 2013 3:51 AM
I use so similar tool: educreations
Anisa Dedej's curator insight, September 29, 2013 5:51 AM

Animoby. Creare presentazioni, tutorial e animazioni

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24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint

24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Did you know you can broadcast your slides over the web, or use your mouse as a laser pointer? Here are 24 handy tips for using PowerPoint.

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Mack James's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:23 AM

always great to know more of what you use daily in the classroom

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 2014 12:18 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 2014 12:19 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

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Present And Annotate Live Presentations With PDF Presenter

Present And Annotate Live Presentations With PDF Presenter | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
As we all know MS PowerPoint provides many robust options for creating presentations. However, despite the wide range of available options in PowerPoint it can be hard to annotate slides during a live presentation.

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The article describes how you can display and annotate your PDF presentations using PDF Presenter which serves as an online whiteboard. It lets you highlight the important points on your document while you are demonstrating it.

PDF Presenter is free and it works on all platforms but you will need Java to use it.

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Chloe Polledri Mirate's curator insight, October 1, 2013 2:35 AM

Un petit outil de plus pour PDF 

Maria Persson's curator insight, October 1, 2013 8:29 AM

So useful and fun too!

Dovid's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:02 AM

If you use a smartboard, you might get stuck sometimes because you forgot to convert your original PDF into jpeg or any picture format, sot that you can tweak them while having a class.  This app would eliminate that need! 

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Adobe begins testing Ginger, its video presentation iPad app

Adobe begins testing Ginger, its video presentation iPad app | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
The software, which lets iPad users create video presentations, is in testing -- but only to those who agree to an Adobe confidentiality agreement. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 4, 2013 2:08 AM

iPad users may cheer, they have another video presentation app on its way. Created by Adobe Systems, Ginger is now in beta and being tested by invitees.

The link to Ginger page http://www.getginger.co/

Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, October 4, 2013 3:10 AM

I've signed up to be notified when Ginger opens its gates to us, common people. Have you?

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:39 AM

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 2015 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)

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YouTube Audio Library Features Tons of Free Music to Use in Classroom Multimedia Projects ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

YouTube Audio Library Features Tons of Free Music to Use in Classroom Multimedia Projects ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Students can access and download tunes from YouTube audio library and use it as a background in their video projects. YouTube has even made it easier for them to search for and find  the music they want from its library. All the music embedded in the library can be browsed through the following criteria:

1- Featured
This part contains the most popular hits that people have downloaded

2- Genre
You can use this to specify the music genre you are looking for .Some of the genres used here include: classical music, Jazz and Blues, Reggae, Country and Folk, Rock, Pop and a couple more.

3-Mood
Choose music that suits best the following moods: angry, ambient, happy, romantic, sad, calm, inspirational, dramatic, dark, funky, and bright.

4- instrument
You can also choose your music according to the instrument being used in it like : Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Organ, Piano, Strings, Synth, Trumpet.

5- Duration
You can look for music clips according to their time duration ranging from 1 minute to 25 minutes.

To download any tune you can just click on the arrow pointing downwards which is placed right in front of the tune. You can also click on the star button next to it to add the tune to your favourite list.

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