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


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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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The 6 Must-Haves for Every Good eLearning Course

The 6 Must-Haves for Every Good eLearning Course | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
eLearning design can sure be an overwhelming process. Go over these must haves every time you create an eLearning course.

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Multiple learning channels/Practice and Feedback are my favs..

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Teachers Are Confident About Using Technology, Now More Than Ever

Teachers Are Confident About Using Technology, Now More Than Ever | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Survey shows enthusiasm for the future of educational technology, but room to grow when it comes to broader, more innovative implementations.
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Awesome news!

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App of the Week: Google’s great free coding app

App of the Week: Google’s great free coding app | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Google CS First is an online platform for creating, managing, and teaching a middle school computer science (CS) program.
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Best for middle school-but want to keep an eye on it if it expands to high school/college students..

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Cool Tool | EDpuzzle (create interactive videos)

Cool Tool | EDpuzzle (create interactive videos) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

With EDpuzzle, teachers can make any video into their lesson. EDpuzzle combines simple video-editing tools with powerful analytics so that a teacher can take a video and make it personal, engaging and effective. 

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EDpuzzle definitely is a cool tool-not only can you add questions in your video, but you can add your own audio comments..

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Free Technology for Teachers: My SimpleShow Offers a Good Way to Create Explanatory Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: My SimpleShow Offers a Good Way to Create Explanatory Videos | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

My Simpleshow is a free tool for creating Common Craft style explanatory videos. The best aspect of My Simpleshow is the emphasis that the developers have placed on storyline planning and development.

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Love Common Craft so will have to try this explainer video tool out!

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Save the Date: Nov 2, 2016 for Sakai Virtual Conference 

Save the Date: Nov 2, 2016 for Sakai Virtual Conference  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Mark your calendars for the third annual online Sakai Virtual Conference, with a focus on teaching, learning, sharing, best practices, and community building. This is a faculty-friendly event. Plus, no need to travel-the whole day's workshops will be online. 
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Love this conference! I'm on the planning committee, so please let me know if you have questions..

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Top 16 Tech Tools to Try in 2016

Top 16 Tech Tools to Try in 2016 | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Last year about this time, I wrote about Top 25 Tech Tools to try in 2015. These are still great options for 2016 but I wanted to highlight several more that you can use this upcoming school year. …
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They look fun!

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7 Amazing Open Education Resource Tools for Your Classroom

7 Amazing Open Education Resource Tools for Your Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

54% of students believe that open educational resources are very important. 

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Lots of great sources..

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Reminder! TechSmith Is Ending Popular Free Products - Try These Alternatives

Reminder! TechSmith Is Ending Popular Free Products - Try These Alternatives | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Back in May TechSmith announced that they are ending support for some popular tools that they had offered for free for years. This afternoon I received an email from TechSmith reminding me that on August 31st they will be ending support for ScreenChomp, Snagit for Chrome, and Knowmia.

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Ouch more tools going away!

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Another Zaption Alternative: Vizia - Create Interactive Video Quizzes

Another Zaption Alternative: Vizia - Create Interactive Video Quizzes | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Vizia is a free tool for creating video-based quizzes. On Vizia you an import a video from YouTube or from Wistia and then add questions along the timeline of the video.
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Who knew there would be so many alternatives to Zaption (going away Sept 30)? EDPuzzle, PlayPosit, and now Vizia

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Why Teachers Are Asking Students to Escape From the Classroom

Why Teachers Are Asking Students to Escape From the Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Why UV lights and padlocks are finding their way into classrooms   
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Based on research, sounds not only effective but fun!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Zaption is Closing - Try These Alternatives

Free Technology for Teachers: Zaption is Closing - Try These Alternatives | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

At the end of June Zaption announced that they had been acquired by another company and would be shutting down at the end of September.

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Was I ever heartbroken when Zaption announced they had been bought out! This article points out some alternatives, but didn't mention PlayPosit, which is what I'm going to use. Why?

  1. If you have 30 Zaption lessons like I do, PlayPosit created a tool to convert your Zaption lessons to PlayPosit bulbs!
  2. Plus, I looked at EdPuzzle, but liked PlayPosit better-it's geared a bit more for higher ed. So if you're K-12, I would go with whichever one feels like a good fit for you.  
  3. Want to check out PlayPosit? I've created a wiki page with PlayPosit resources (nope, I don't work for them).
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When Pokémon Goes to Campus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When Pokémon Goes to Campus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The hit augmented-reality game has prompted many colleges to jump on the bandwagon. Sometimes, though, players are finding themselves in unusual situations.
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This sounds fun-if you look up once in a while, and don't do this while driving or standing in a street..

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Khan Academy adds apps for young children

Khan Academy adds apps for young children | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
We’re excited to announce that Duck Duck Moose, an award-winning developer of educational apps for young children, is now part of Khan Academy.
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Great news!

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Six Audio Recording Tools That Work In Your Web Browser

Six Audio Recording Tools That Work In Your Web Browser | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
One of those smaller playlists features six web-based audio recording tools.
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I just tried out Vocaroo this summer, and was able to easily and quickly create and provide a dozen short audio feedback links for our faculty training. 

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10 Things your Audience Hates About your Presentation

10 Things your Audience Hates About your Presentation | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"10 Things your Audience Hates About your Presentation"


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I hate no questions in a presentation! Add lots of questions - and/or present your questions with Kahoot 

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, August 22, 12:08 PM

Death by PowerPoint...

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Microsoft Zoom Could Put More Pep into Classroom Presentations

Microsoft Zoom Could Put More Pep into Classroom Presentations | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
New PowerPoint tool has the potential to make slideshow presentations interactive and engaging.
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Have you been able to try this? I'm interested..

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Best Interactive Video Apps and Websites

Best Interactive Video Apps and Websites | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Whether you and your students are making interactive videos, or you just want to create interactive video lessons, there's no shortage of apps and Web-based tools to help you.

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Since Zaption is going away, I've converted over to EDpuzzle. I'll try out Playposit/Educanon as well later.so far EDpuzzle is working well for my students and we can use my 90 converted Zaption lessons!

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5 Video Editing Tools for eLearning Video Production [Infographic]

5 Video Editing Tools for eLearning Video Production [Infographic] | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Here is an infographic that lists 5 video editing tools that help in smoother eLearning video production.
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5 Amazing (Free) Online Image Editing Tools 

5 Amazing (Free) Online Image Editing Tools  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Free, online image editing tools that help you design engaging graphics. Check out the infographic. 

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Nice list of free, web-based image editing tools

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Online Learning Catches Up to Traditional College

Online Learning Catches Up to Traditional College | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Online learning provides multiple benefits for both college students and higher ed institutions. It provides convenience and flexibility for working students and does not require costly facility space for universities.
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Students want more-hopefully we can keep up with online course demand!

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.
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Lots of fun apps for all ages-has a few I hadn't hear of too! Lark by Storybird, Lego Movie Maker, New York Times VR... 

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4 Effortless Screen Sharing Tools You Can Use Anytime

4 Effortless Screen Sharing Tools You Can Use Anytime | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Sharing your screen with your family or colleague can be painless. Use these four free screen-sharing tools to share your screen as quickly as possible without complicated installations.
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I've used Join.me but not the other three-will have to check them out!

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Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos

Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Stop Motion Studio is a great app for creating stop motion videos. The app is available for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac operating systems.
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Wow-tools for making stop motion videos are getting better and better.

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More Professors Know About Free Textbook Options, but Adoption Remains Low

More Professors Know About Free Textbook Options, but Adoption Remains Low | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Only 6.6 percent of faculty members are "very aware" of open educational resources, a survey found, and many say they can’t find such materials, although their use in introductory courses is ticking up.
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Wow, these are great intro materials, too bad more instructors don't know about them or adopt them!

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