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Presentation Next app for Windows

Presentation Next app for Windows | Educating in a digital world | 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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Hmmm - maybe when I get windows 8???

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

I need to update my phone. Mobile working.

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WISE Voices: Embrace Change in Education - YouTube

WISE voices elaborate on the themes of creativity, innovation and learning in education. Consensus is: for us to be innovative and creative, we have to push ...

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Kevin Watson's curator insight, November 12, 9:16 AM

It all starts at school....

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You Can Be in Five Places at Once – Differentiation Made Easy

You Can Be in Five Places at Once – Differentiation Made Easy | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Creating a Modified Flipped Classroom with Short Recordings Kelly Del Gatto received her B.S. in Elementary Education in 2010 and just completed her Masters of
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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researchin...

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 21, 5:32 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Leonie McIntosh's curator insight, October 22, 8:47 PM

Reminds me of 8 ways pedagogy

 

Betty Skeet's curator insight, October 23, 5:51 PM

Don't fight new Technologies learn instead how the process of Learning changes.

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The Sky's the Limit: 16 Must-Read Quotes from Michael Fullan's Stratosphere

The Sky's the Limit: 16 Must-Read Quotes from Michael Fullan's Stratosphere | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Michael Fullan is certainly one of the three to four most influential edu-writers of our time. On whole systems design and change, only Paul Hill has earned equal influence. His most recent contribution, Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge, is very short and very optimistic.
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The Mindset of the Maker Educator

The Mindset of the Maker Educator | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Here are some graphics, Thinglinks, and the slideshow I created for my Mindset of the Maker Educator Workshop:  

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 12, 11:31 AM

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What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care?

What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
We're glad you asked. The coauthor of Invent to Learn explains how to start one in your schools and why making is the most powerful way for kids to learn.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 


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RESENTICE's curator insight, October 9, 4:35 AM

Les Fablab mode d'emploi et intérêt pédagogique par l'auteur de l'ouvrage :

Invent To Learn - Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the ClassroomGary Stager co-écrit avec  Sylvia Martinez

Rejoignez le mouvement des "makers"!  Il s'agit d'une révolution alliant la  technologie et la créativité : l' apprenant actif étant au centre du processus d'apprentissage.

Rachelle Ackerman's curator insight, October 9, 9:59 PM

Not directly about outdoor learning, but shared values of hands-on, child-driven learning.

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Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation

Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"Reading, in terms of scale and diversity, is different than it used to be. Thinking, in terms of context and application, is also different.

It makes since that learning is also changing–becoming more entrepreneurial than directly didactic. That is, more learner-centered ... than teacher-controlled."

 


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 8, 11:06 AM

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 9, 2:27 AM

Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation

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Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"When it comes to successful eLearning design, everybody should agree that there’s no such thing as too much information about how the human brain operates. It’s wired for social learning. Our respective environments actually shape our brains and the rest of our bodies."


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Helen Teague's curator insight, October 9, 9:55 PM
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SH!FT has published a new post that looks at how one can meet social learning needs in an online environment. The post includes a link to a short video (~3 minutes) that looks at "the application of neuroscience to organizational development."

The six areas are also found in a face2face environment (although there may be students whom do not experience all of them).

To create a more effective eLearning course consider these areas as you design it:

1. Belonging to a group

2. Ability to express

3. Ability to compete

4. Ability to support and be supported by other learners

5. Ability to see what's being learned

6. Excitement about applying learning

More information is available on each of these concepts in the post.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 9:45 PM

Suggestions for how to meet these 6 social learning needs in your elearning course.

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20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator

20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 22, 10:29 PM

Have you considered creating a "core set of teacher practices" that you use and you think other teachers should use? David Wees had done this with this chart of 20 Things Every Teacher Should Do. Check it out and if you have items to add make sure to let him know. 

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, September 24, 3:59 PM

This is not a completely comprehensive list, however,  it is a good idea for trying to focus our priorities in a job that is so multifaceted that it is often overwhelming. I might consider reorganizing the list into action items and philosophical items, and choose one or two a week to focus on. 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 26, 12:23 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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Teachers, here's why you should start using infographics

Teachers, here's why you should start using infographics | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
I wanted to share my research findings and hopefully inspire more creativity in the classroom. Teachers, here's why you should start using infographics.

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Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, August 3, 4:37 AM

More conversation regarding usability of infographics

CGS Library's curator insight, August 3, 7:16 PM

A snakes and ladders glide around some interesting websites

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Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You | TechFaster

Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You | TechFaster | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Through the course of our “summer school” here at Techfaster we’ve met plenty of tech savvy educators. From ISTE in early July to the NAESP show and Campus Tech that wrapped up this week, teachers, administrators and education enthusiasts were learning, sharing, and networking with each other. These are definitely the tech savvy teacher type, and that’s validated in the infographic below from Daily Genius. But just because you spent part of the summer at EdTech conferences doesn’t necessarily mean you are a tech savvy teacher. Of course the reverse is true as well, maybe you had family events and your own kids to tend to during the summer. Are you a tech savvy teacher? A strong indicator would be that you’re even reading this article here at techfaster.com. Are you keeping your students, parents, fellow teachers and administrators up to date with the goings on in your classroom with your own blog? That’s a good sign you’re a tech savvy teacher. Just think about what the communication you can have with a blog, would have been like in the days of the ditto machine? You would have to plan out your thoughts, outline them, create a ditto original, print them, pass them out to students, and just pray they didn’t end up on the floor of the school bus. Are you networking with other teachers you’ve never met on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or a knowledge sharing educational site? Are you regularly attending edtech chat or listening to podcasts? All of these are signs that you care about your own professional development, living in current times and caring about your students. YouTube, Twitter, SnapChat, Minecraft, Instagram, and Vine are all a part of your students lives. Facebook, Pinterest and email are all a part of your students’ parents’ lives. You’re almost too far behind if you’re not a “tech savvy” teacher. Check out the infographic below and see how you stack up.

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anne walker's curator insight, August 3, 11:37 AM

Some Tech-Savvy goals worth aiming towards.

arveen kaur's curator insight, August 3, 11:24 PM

Yall should know

PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, August 4, 11:06 AM

Professional routines for Tech-savvy teachers, but also useful for tech-savvy students: creation of Personal Learning Networks, belonging to learning communities, using technology for the co-production of knowledge...

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101 iPad Tips & Tricks

101 iPad Tips & Tricks | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Enjoy 101 iPad tips and tricks. These amazing iPad tips cover setup, new users, entertainment and much more.

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, July 22, 2:33 PM
Teachers: let's take advantage of a few weeks of summer left to become iPad pros
David Baker's curator insight, July 29, 6:17 PM

Great as we go 1:1 with the mini in our middle schools.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 3:15 AM

Lots of great help in this article

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 4:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 6:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 4, 11:15 AM

I really enjoyed this article on "do's" and "don'ts" for empowering students in digital literacy techniques.  I think we forget - this is where our students shine. The article points out that today's undergraduates have NEVER known life without the internet.  How do we use that to help our students learn more?

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Teach students problem-solving, not information-gathering, B.C. educators told

Teach students problem-solving, not information-gathering, B.C. educators told | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
When all the information in the world — including mathematical formulae, historical dates and names, and philosophical theories — is available at the click of a button, what is the purpose of education? The purpose is to teach people how to evaluate information, ask the right questions, and be able to solve complex difficult problems, Quest University president David Helfand told educators gathered Friday during a session of the provincial professional development day.

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8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old
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The Mindset of the Maker Educator

The Mindset of the Maker Educator | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Here are some graphics, Thinglinks, and the slideshow I created for my Mindset of the Maker Educator Workshop:  
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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick provides a quick tour of Costa and Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind, along with suggestions for integrating them as classroom best practices.
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Read the whole Habits of Mind series for more info.

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Why Creative Teaching is Essential For the Information Age

Why Creative Teaching is Essential For the Information Age | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

Abandoning a narrow, one-size-fits all approach to teaching would help students develop the curiosity they need to become innovators of the future.


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Why Every Teacher Should Attend an Unconference

Why Every Teacher Should Attend an Unconference | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Whether it's called an Edcamp or a TeachMeet, an unconference offers a fun, no-pressure, FREE alternative for professional development. [...]

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How the Internet Works Infographic (+ others)

How the Internet Works Infographic (+ others) | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 8, 10:28 PM

Do you understand how the Internet works? Can you dissect a URL? How much does a terabyte hold? These questions (and several others) are answered in a number of infographics created by Abby Ryan Design and available at this website. If you teach students about these concepts this may help many visual learners in their understanding. The infographics found here are:

* Dissecting a URL

* How the Internet Works

* The Evolution of Computers

* How much does a TB Hold?

* 7 Commandments of Computer Use

* 10 Signs Your Computer has a Virus

* Anatomy of a Ninja

Have fun exploring and sharing these with your students.

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PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students

PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
The PBL pilot program rollout continues as two adventurous teachers open lines of communication with parents and engage their fifth graders with a driving question.
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Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual)

Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual) | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 9, 7:08 PM

What do we mean by share your evidence? It is a great question. What happens if something is said that does not fit with our expectations and pre-suppositions?

 

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Frédéric Falisse's curator insight, October 10, 6:51 AM

Sans questions pas de raisonnement. 

D'ailleurs, qu'est ce que la réflexion si ce n'est l'enchaînement de questions?

Et l'intelligence ne serait elle pas simplement l'enchaînement de bonne questions? 

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Communicating with parents in the digital world

Communicating with parents in the digital world | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
This post was written by Erin Dye, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who works in professional development at Green Light Learning





Gone are the days when you only had access to parents via one-way monthly newsletters or twice-a-year parent teacher conferences. Thanks to technology you can easily keep in touch with your students’ parents all year-round.


Here are some tips to get your communicating with parents in the digital world: 





Keep a Class Blog


Rather than sending home a monthly or weekly newsletter to parents that might never make it out of the bottom of your students’ backpacks, try starting a class blog. Set a schedule for posting and share that schedule with parents. Allow moderated comments on the posts to get parents involved with the classroom.


Have your students do most of the blogging. Assign one student a week to be the class chronicler. Have that student take photos, record interviews with other students, and summarize what the class learned. Weebly is an easy platform for students of all ages to use.     


Get your class blog linked to your school’s homepage to show all the exciting work your class is doing!


Use a Messaging Service


Sending individual texts or emails to parents is time consuming and not very private. Let a messaging service, such as ClassDojo Messenger, do all the work for you. Once students and parents opt into the system, it allows you to easily send text message blasts to update all parents at once, or you can privately message them to keep them up-to-date on their child’s progress. You don’t see their phone numbers and they don’t see yours. This is a great option for families who may not have home Internet but do have smartphones.


Set Up a Class Social Media Account


If parents don’t want to have their phones buzzing all the time, consider starting a class Twitter account or Facebook page. You can use the page to share updates, photos, and links to student work. If your students are under 13, be sure to set the account to private. To view the page, all parents will need to have Twitter or Facebook accounts (many of them probably already do). Before setting up any class social media accounts, review your school’s Privacy Policy and check with administrators.


Make Parents Feel Welcome


Let parents know that your classroom is a welcome space for them. Consider inviting parents to your classroom on days when students are giving presentations or sharing projects. Working parents can use Skype or Google Hangouts to visit virtually.

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Audrey Menard's curator insight, August 3, 5:20 PM

Great ideas!

Colette Cole-Saner's curator insight, August 4, 9:53 AM

For beginners, many good suggestions are offered to optimize communication.

Brandon Enos's curator insight, August 4, 3:18 PM

Great article for teachers.

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8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Summertime is prime time for getting a good read in. Here's a list of eight places where you can download free e-books.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 21, 9:03 PM

Here is one list with eight places where you can find free e-books. Some are well known, but others may be new to you. The sites are:

* Google eBookstore

* Project Gutenberg

* Open Library

* Internet Archive

* Book Boon

* ManyBooks.net

* Free eBooks

* LibreVox

Each has a brief explanation and there is also an extra feature, a video that shares 5 Facts About Comic Books. Have fun exploring!

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 10:21 AM

I tried openlibrary.com to find setting limits for your strong-willed child and found it. try it, you wont regret.

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Maria Persson's curator insight, October 13, 5:11 AM

For those of us 'down under' you'll find this resource very useful.  Plenty to dig into!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 22, 11:16 AM

Librarians, think about the teachers you support and train.