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Search, Collect and Organize Information Into Visual Learning Boards with Edcanvas


Via Robin Good
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This looks fantastic!

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Bernd Meyer's curator insight, May 22, 2013 12:36 AM

Want to learn about this one.  Looks great.

joanna prieto's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:42 AM

Se ve genial la herramienta, la probaré y les cuento!

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reyhan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:14 PM

EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.

 

Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever content elements you want, including full web pages.

 

EdCanvas boards also offer the ability to easily reposition each item in the collection according to your preferences and it provides a number of pre-set layout options for displaying content in your boards.

 

The strongest feature for EdCanvas is an integrated search engine, which allows you to search for images, websites, video clips across Google, YouTube and Flickr, and lets you grab and drop any relevant result into anyone of your collections. Furthermore Edcanvas can connect directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive giving you access to all of your personal library files.

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7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay) -- THE Journal

7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay) -- THE Journal | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A recent forum brought together industry and academic experts to consider how to get more girls interested in science and engineering and keep them engaged.
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I agree, coupling STEAM with STEM is a smart tactic and being upfront about the diversity issues girls, women and women of color face..

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The 20 Top #hashtags In Education

The 20 Top #hashtags In Education | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
As a teacher, continuing education is so important that most school districts require that teachers enroll in some form of coursework on a regular basis to keep their knowledge and skills fresh. And while those courses are essential, staying on top of the cutting edge of educational development is important as well.
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I need to keep up with these too, especially, #edapp, #classroom, #cpchat, #teaching and #stem (instead of just #edtech, #education, #elearning) 

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10 Innovative Project Concepts for Learning STEM Subjects

10 Innovative Project Concepts for Learning STEM Subjects | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Teaching STEM can be a tricky process, so these 10 project ideas will bring excitement and critical thinking development to kids learning STEM subjects.
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These projects are for middle school-but some could be fun for any learner!

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6 of the Most Engaging Homework Alternatives You'll Find

6 of the Most Engaging Homework Alternatives You'll Find | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Once again, we look to the insights of Kathleen Cushman as we look at 6 homework alternatives offered in her outstanding book Fires in the Mind.
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Excellent examples of "old" homework and "new" alternatives for student learning (and less teacher/instructor grading)

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How Virtual Teaching Helps Remote K–12 School Districts

How Virtual Teaching Helps Remote K–12 School Districts | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Video technology allows all students to access qualified teachers.
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Sounds like a win-win..

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CIC consortium makes progress with online course development, but still no time, money savings

CIC consortium makes progress with online course development, but still no time, money savings | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Consortium of small colleges makes progress in launching online humanities courses, but report shows that collaboration has not saved institutions money and instructors time yet.
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Online courses take time..and money..if you want to do them right..there are few short cuts if you want quality..

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Should Professors Ban Laptops? Research: How classroom computer use affects student learning  

Should Professors Ban Laptops? Research: How classroom computer use affects student learning   | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Laptop computers have become commonplace in K–12 and college classrooms. With that, educators now face a critical decision. Should they embrace computers and put technology at the center of their instruction?
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This study finds that unrestricted use of laptops in classes, hurts quite a few folks (males especially).

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Video Becoming the Norm in Education -- THE Journal

Video Becoming the Norm in Education -- THE Journal | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Video is becoming as ubiquitous in classrooms as laminated periodic tables and whiteboards, according to the latest results of Kaltura's "The State of Video in Education" report.
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Video is everywhere in K-12 (and HigherEd)-and it's not just a video-it's using remote presenters, mobile apps, closed captions, running polls and more!

 

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12 Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Apps and Websites

12 Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Apps and Websites | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Sometimes students just need a place to get ideas out of their heads and make them a reality. Whether it's through a corkboard, a mind map, a flowchart, or sketches on a whiteboard, students can make their concepts into something usable. 

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Reviews, prices, and more: I'm trying these out one at a time-up next, coggle

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Threat of rescinded federal funds prompts range of responses from online education experts

Threat of rescinded federal funds prompts range of responses from online education experts | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Department of Education’s inspector general says Western Governors University’s competency-based courses do not meet distance education rules. What does finding mean for online learning? Experts weigh in. 
Becky Roehrs's insight:

Very interesting article-key take-away: Are students left on their own to learn and could/did students receive a credential?

 

This was in regards to Competency Based Education-but how many online courses "leave students on their own to learn"?

 

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How to Leverage Technology to Make Videos a More Active Learning Experience

How to Leverage Technology to Make Videos a More Active Learning Experience | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Digital tools let educators maximize class time spent watching a video.
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I love EDpuzzle (free) and use it with my 2-5 weekly videos in my online course..I break up longer videos using YouTube's start time

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Instructors suggest digital tools for improving engagement with online students in wake of WGU audit

Instructors suggest digital tools for improving engagement with online students in wake of WGU audit | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Federal auditors assert that instructors at Western Governors University don't interact sufficiently with distance learners. Faculty members consider strategies to improve contact with online students.
Becky Roehrs's insight:

I do use Screencast-O-Matic and recommend Office Mix if you use PowerPoints, but haven't used Snip much and Sway has a learning curve..other than Screencast-O-Matic, I really wonder how accessible these (and most) ed tech tools are..that seems to take a back burner...

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How to Take a Screenshot on Almost Any Device

How to Take a Screenshot on Almost Any Device | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
You’re a grownup. You know how to use a computer and a phone. So when it’s time to show off some portion of your screen, don’t try to take a photo of it—that’s kid’s stuff, and it looks like junk anyway. Just about every modern operating system has some method of saving what’s on your screen, and most of them make it pretty easy. Keep this simple guide bookmarked for every method you’ll ever need.
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Yep, it's time to learn how to take a screenshot on all of your devices..

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Where are all the female engineers? And why colleges and universities should care 

Where are all the female engineers? And why colleges and universities should care  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Some college administrators say high-profile displays of sexism in the industry, such as Google's recent controversy, deter women from entering engineering.
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Why the lack of female engineering students?

From the article: Research conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that women often feel marginalized during internships, summer work opportunities and even during educational activities — and that starts at a young age..and society loses out-we need more engineers!

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review via @coolcatteacher

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review via @coolcatteacher | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Edpuzzle solves so many of my flipped classroom problems. It checks for understanding, lets me customize YouTube videos and more. A #flipclass favorite.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I love EDpuzzle too! It makes reusing videos so much easier when you can add your own spin on the content..

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How The Future of STEM is Happening Right Now [Infographic]

How The Future of STEM is Happening Right Now [Infographic] | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Explore the future of STEM learning and why it's so important, along with a look at the GDCF's latest STEM presentation on future-focused learning.
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Find out the numbers behind why students need STEM now (jobs, careers)

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5 (Peer) Writing Feedback Tips Your Learners Can Practice Together

5 (Peer) Writing Feedback Tips Your Learners Can Practice Together | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Share these 5 writing feedback tips with your students for assessing each other's work, from an article by Katherine James on Edutopia.
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Excellent tips for helping your students peer review each other's work-applies to more than just writing assignments, too

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Administrators consider teachers' professional learning needs in using digital, OER resources

Administrators consider teachers' professional learning needs in using digital, OER resources | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

In the Turnwater School District, outside Olympia, WA, the use of digital resources in math often depended on which teachers were taking the initiative to find and implement them.
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Excellent idea-if only there was a way to translate college student savings into faculty professional development!

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Progress Report: Connecting K-12 Students to the Web

Progress Report: Connecting K-12 Students to the Web | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The State of Connectivity in America’s Public Schools. In the 2017 State of the States, national non-profit EducationSuperHighway, highlights progress in connecting public schools across the U.S. to high-speed broadband.
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Lots of Good news: 

  • "Over 1 million students in 113 school districts
    meet the minimum recommended bandwidth goal.
  • Governors have allocated nearly $200 million in matching funds to take advantage of E-rate modernization to help connect the schools that are hardest to reach:"

Still some Bad news:

  • "6.5 million students need to be connected 
  • 2,049 schools still lack high-speed fiber connections and 77 percent of those are in rural communities"
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Instructors use OER to take ownership over course materials

Instructors use OER to take ownership over course materials | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Those behind new open resources for intro economics course see a chance to keep field current while saving students money. Instructors in other disciplines also employing free content to better suit their course needs.
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We're getting there-but we need easy-to-use tools to make OER shine..adaptable..effective

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“Free” community college? - Higher Education Works Foundation

“Free” community college? - Higher Education Works Foundation | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Our neighbors in Tennessee invented “free” community college. In 2014, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam launched the Tennessee Promise – two years of tuition-free community college for Tennessee high school graduates.  

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Wow, 30,000 new TN community college students in 3 years!

Congrats North Carolina students who are attending community colleges who are offering free college courses!!

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