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Innosight Institute: Blended-Learning Universe

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A database tool to organize and present data about blended-learning programs.

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Flipped Learning Network Ning - A professional learning community for teachers using screencasting in education.

Flipped Learning Network Ning - A professional learning community for teachers using screencasting in education. | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
This site is devoted to teaching educators how to use screencasting and the flipped classroom.
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Jonathan Bergmann's forum discussing the flipped learning model and using screencasting.

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Meograph is the easiest way to create multimedia stories.
Make learning fun with interactive contentEasy for students to create their own projectsPerfect for history, literature, and more
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Combine all types of multimedia, include a timeline and map identifying where something occurred, record narration.

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MindMup

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Online Mindmapping software integrated with Google Drive.  Create, save, store, collaborate and share.

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Prezzip: Prezi templates & more

Prezzip: Prezi templates & more | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Prezzip offers Prezi presentation templates & more. With mixing and matching our visuals you can optimize your presentations.
Unique; all our visuals are free-standing! Clipping paths, isolated.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:47 AM

Templates and more by prezi experts

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:44 PM

And try these great templates that are built into the  Prezi now...

MeeMetICT's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:15 AM

Veel templates voor Prezi, maar ook afbeeldingen sets.

Een aantal gratis en een aantal betaald. Mooie Prezi style graphics.

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mmixr | The Ultimate "All in One" Presentation Tool

mmixr | The Ultimate "All in One" Presentation Tool | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

mmixr is the ultimate all in one presentation tool to help organizations, universities and students to create, manage, share and distribute engaging, animated and interactive presentations.

mmixr’s extensive features enables companies and users to organise all their presentations and media assets such as PowerPoint, images, Flash or videos in one application and play them seamlessly through different devices including mobile phones and tablets.

Free version allows 500 MB storage space.


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Shelly Boren's comment, April 17, 2013 10:49 AM
Awesome! I am trying it out right now!
thebuzzwithberkeley's comment, April 17, 2013 11:03 AM
You're welcome Alexandra and Shelly... Thanks for the follow!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 23, 2013 3:25 PM

Yes... all in one, but some limitations: only play offline for example. Tus presentaciones serán públicas

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How to Create Killer Pinterest Graphics with PowerPoint

Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add high quality graphics to your blog posts? You can do it in 10 steps with PowerPoint!

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Ruth Bass's curator insight, April 13, 2013 8:10 PM

add your insight...

Miquel Loriz's curator insight, April 15, 2013 2:25 AM

Le echaremos un vistazo. Parece interesante

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 5, 2013 7:56 PM

I've got to try this!

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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Our long term goal is to make the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website a comprehensive clearinghouse of information for both those just starting to use digital storytelling as well as for educators, graduate students and researchers who want to deeply explore the many facets of this educational technology tool.

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3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers

3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

"Use these collaborative web tools to explain abstract hard to grasp concepts to your students through  diagrams, illustrative drawings, mindmaps...etc . You can also use them to get students working collaboratively on a classroom project.The cool thing about these collaborative whiteboard tools is that they are web-based and therefore do not require any software installation and you can access them anywhere with internet connection."

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How Teachers Are Integrating Technology Into The Common Core

How Teachers Are Integrating Technology Into The Common Core | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Fred Sitkins takes a closer look at how teachers and other educators are integrating technology into the common core.

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Grafio - Turn Your Ideas into Visuals

Grafio - Turn Your Ideas into Visuals | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
TenTouch - the ultimate user experience provider, intuitive user interface and emotionally-binding content

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Thomas Wooldridge's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:53 AM

the latest trend is telling a story via infographic.  

Jon Turino's comment, April 10, 2013 2:34 PM
Too bad it only works with the iPad.
Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:17 AM

Grafio - Diagrams & Ideas. É uma aplicação para o iPhone. Dá ao seu iPhone o poder de um caderno, bloco de notas e um editor de diagramas. Ferramenta simples, intuitiva e fácil de usar.

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KooBits 4.0 - Ebook Reader Software to Shelve All Your Ebooks

KooBits 4.0 - Ebook Reader Software to Shelve All Your Ebooks | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
KooBits 4.0 is a digital bookshelf to shelve and read all your ebooks. This free e-book software supports most common formats like PDF, EPUB and KBJ, etc.

KooBits 4.0 offers many additional unique advantages, including: universal e-book viewer: compatible with most e-book formats; e-book organizer and manager: shelve all your e-books in one place; interactive e-book reader: content extraction and annotation; e-book library and store: free e-books delivered right to your doorstep.


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 2, 2013 1:07 PM

KooBits 4.0 is an all-new innovative free e-book reader software that enables you to conveniently view, organize and manage all your e-books in commonly used formats such as PDF, ePub, even those interactive e-books with animation and multimedia in KBJ format.

KooBits 4.0 not only has the basic functions as an universal e-book viewer and e-book manager, like organizing a library of e-book collection, purchasing from an online e-bookstore, highlighting in various colours, annotating with symbols or icons using the stamp feature and bookmarking, but enables interactive functions such as page flipping and game elements as well. With KooBits e-book reader, games are weaved into the story plot and incorporated into the e-book to enable easier understanding of the story with the flow of game while reading.

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Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools

Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

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Storyboard That came into existence about half a year ago, it's been upgraded and improved so that now it makes a great online tool for collaborative storytelling. Students can express their creativity by making their stories in a team which then can be downloaded as PowerPoint presentations.


A single user can make 3 storyboards a week for free. If a teacher wants to create a private classroom portal, it will cost $24.95 per year. There is a free trial option. Check out Storyboard That for educators http://www.storyboardthat.com/education

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Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:51 AM

struggled to use in school (internet issues) but seems a good way to go.

Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
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Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't.

Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't. | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Teach what you know. Learn what you don't. Create and share amazing video lessons.

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Recommended by an experienced teacher who is using the flipped learning model.  Easy to use for students and teachers.

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Welcome to Myndbook Mind Maps, Note Maps, & Concept Maps, Online Free

Welcome to Myndbook Mind Maps, Note Maps, & Concept Maps, Online Free | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Here is an introduction to MyndBook - the best visual note mapping software on the web! Comprehend complex concepts
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Create maps or flashcards, then present directly from online.  Free.

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10 Presentation Facts You Should Know

There are so many interesting facts and numbers in the world of presentations, this presentation could be 5 times the size. But we’ve selected 10 of the most

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Helena Capela's curator insight, March 29, 2013 1:37 PM
For those preparing a post Easter presentation
Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 30, 2013 4:14 PM

Some great  points here.

Fawn Canady's curator insight, March 31, 2013 12:08 AM

Good reminder and something we can use in the classroom and in PD

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How To Create Presentation Slides That Are Out Of This World

A presentation about making effective and engaging presentations. Good tips and tools.


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Chantal Sim's curator insight, May 20, 2013 1:18 PM

As I always trying to make my presentation more remarkable than before, I think it is good tips for me and us. These are really nice to learn for your future presentation especially for those of who have presentation for this semester.

 

So if you are interested in making your presentation look fancy and effective, it will be worthy to see all the slides!

Chantal Sim's comment, May 20, 2013 1:20 PM
These are so valuable! Thank you for sharing this, appreciate so much that I can re-scoop.it!
Karen Dietz's comment, May 20, 2013 9:09 PM
You are welcome Chantal and hope it helps your curation!
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Mind or Concept Mapping: Differences and Similarities

Mind or Concept Mapping: Differences and Similarities | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

GroupMap shows you what the group is thinking by combining the views and ideas of individual participants. It provides valuable insight for leading a group, collective learning and effective decision making. Solve a problem, learn together or discover common ground...quickly and effectively.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 10, 2013 2:19 PM

For some people mind mapping and concept mapping may represent the same technique, however, there are some differences. This article compares these two terms and lists their similarities and differences in a simple mind map (or a concept map?).

Betty Clevenger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:34 PM

Ready to go retro?  This video re-introduces the 1970s concept of mind mapping!  Great tool for your special needs students!

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Prezi Design Strategies

Can we apply concepts used in video production to Prezi design? Let's find out! In this Prezi I pull terms from Bruce Block's book The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, and New Media. Let me know what you think.


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Mack James's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:53 AM
Prezi is a great way to make your presentation an EYE CATCHER :)
Puleng Motshoane's curator insight, April 19, 2013 10:24 AM

Need to familiarise myselk with Prezi

 

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:45 AM

Prezi is an amazing tool for clearning student thinking

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Scoot & Doodle

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Get Creative Together

With Scoot & Doodle’s real-time, collaboration studios, friends and classmates get together for creative jam sessions, face-to-face, anytime, anywhere.

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32 iPad Apps For Better Writing

32 iPad Apps For Better Writing | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

32 iPad Apps For Better Writing---Today’s writers benefit from an incredible assortment of digital tools from which they can draw inspiration and productivity. Although some writers prefer to stick to old-fashioned pen and paper or even typewriters, there’s a vast population of others that are happy to take advantage of all the new tools out there.Some of the brightest of these tools can be found on the Apple iPad, and we’ve highlighted 32 of them here. Whether you’re looking for a place to scribble ideas, organize plotlines, or just find your zen before sitting down to write, these apps have got you covered.

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Mural.ly - Think, Imagine, Discuss Ideas

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Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.

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LeanneStewart's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:54 PM

Imagine what your community could come up with if they used Mural.ly! It could be an excellent way to see where what you're offering lines up with what they desire. 

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:19 PM

Another excellent wall to "Pin up", organize  and share content

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s comment, June 24, 2013 3:52 AM
interesting, useful and collaborative, now also coming with an app for iPad
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Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it
Scholastic's Story Starters kids' writing activity generates creative writing prompts, from general fiction to adventure, fantasy, and science fiction.

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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:46 AM

Scholastic Story Starters é uma ferramenta de ensino flexível, que pode ser usada em vários contextos (na biblioteca escolar, em sala de aula, nos laboratórios de informática uma vez que também está disponível para iPad …) e se adapta ao estilo de ensino de cada um.
É uma atividade ideal para trabalhar com os alunos dado que desenvolve competências associadas à escrita.

swiftlytiltingtheatre's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:08 AM

Not just for kids, stretch your writing and storytelling muscles

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Stormboard - Online Brainstorming and Planning

Stormboard - Online Brainstorming and Planning | Edtech for Schools | Scoop.it

Add ideas, photos and videos to a shared online whiteboard. Organize, prioritize, vote and comment on ideas in real time and instantly export reports.

What's new?

Our new interface is sleek, more intuitive and easier to use as a result of hundreds of subtle usability upgrades. We've increased the performance of Stormboard to make your collaboration even faster and easier. Stacks is an amazing feature that allows you to place multiple ideas in one stack of stickies that becomes its own storm. Stacks provides a way to group similar ideas or establish a hierarchy for a group of ideas. Stacks also enables you to have a series of linked storms. Locking Stickies and Title stickies are just two of the many new features that have been added.


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Stormboard is former Edistorm.

Real time brainstorming and collaboration tool using sticky notes. Works on all browsers.
Free account for creating unlimited 'storms', up to 5 users per one brainstorming session.

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Lyn Doolan's comment, March 25, 2013 10:01 PM
this looks really useful ...thanks
Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, March 28, 2013 7:17 PM

Easy to make. Has most usual templates for brainstorming and big group thinking. Useful at elementary levels, perfect for lower secondary

Katherine Page Burdick's curator insight, April 2, 2013 11:10 AM

This is a great tool and I love that it is free