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Instagram Introduces Photo and Video Embeds

Instagram Introduces Photo and Video Embeds | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Instagram added the ability to embed photos and videos on Wednesday
Users can find the embed button — available only on desktop — on the right side of public photos or videos. The button provides a code users can insert into blogs and articles.
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Now you can embed your instagram photos and videos on your blogs and web sites..

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in high school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
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Nice Set of resources for high school and college students and teachers.

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eLearning Course Evaluation: The Ultimate Guide For eLearning Professionals

eLearning Course Evaluation: The Ultimate Guide For eLearning Professionals | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Why and When You Need eLearning Course Evaluation
As an eLearning professional, you need to know if your eLearning course is effective; that is, if it achieves its goals and meets its objectives.
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7 questions to evaluate your course before, during, and after it ends.

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Dozens of Tips & Techniques for Creating High Quality Engaging Screencasts — Emerging Education Technologies

Dozens of Tips & Techniques for Creating High Quality Engaging Screencasts — Emerging Education Technologies | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

The creation of instructional videos is one of the many technology-enabled capabilities that the 21st century teacher has at their disposal. Instructional videos can be a wonderfully engaging element in teaching. 

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Excellent tips that I try to use each time I create a screencast.

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IPadApps4School.com: Dozens Free iPad App Reviews Arranged by Grade

IPadApps4School.com: Dozens Free iPad App Reviews Arranged by Grade | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago when I started iPadApps4School.com I did something that I wish I had done when I started FreeTech4Teachers.com. That is I created a structure for categorizing my app reviews according to grade level.
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Lots of iPad reviews for K-12, university, and faculty...

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Research: Blogs Aren’t Better Than Journal Assignments. They’re Just Different.

Research: Blogs Aren’t Better Than Journal Assignments. They’re Just Different. | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Although some instructors are phasing out journal-keeping assignments in favor of a class blog, a study has found that blogs are not inherently better instructional tools.
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Hmmm, blogs and journals can both encourage learning..but differently since one is public, the other private.

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Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students

Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Welcome to my list of webtools that don't require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. 


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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I recognize a number of tools-but there are tons I don't, so it's time to explore! 

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gabriela carbone's curator insight, April 15, 6:37 PM

De todas las recomendaciones la que más llamó mi interés fue la de Marvel Comics

justice addison's curator insight, April 16, 5:22 AM

warreva.

Andy Clark's curator insight, April 16, 8:02 AM

This is a great list of tools you can use with your students!   

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The 5 Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology

The 5 Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Adaptive learning has long been a part of education. The basic concept is simple: Coursework should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each student.
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The article discusses how important adaptive learning is for online students.

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The ABCs Οf High Quality Online Discussions

The ABCs Οf High Quality Online Discussions | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
How To Improve Online Discussions
The role of the instructor is to encourage critical reflection with thought-provoking questions. Instructors should also encourage students to respond to each other.
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I have used many of the tips in this article with my online students, but I haven't responded to each student post. Instead, I provide feedback to each student when grading.

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5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course - eLearning Brothers

5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course - eLearning Brothers | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
In this post, we want to tell you the worst ways to develop eLearning courses. Things that you should avoid so you don't kill your eLearning course.
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Ouch, these are good tips..if you can't afford a graphic designer, you can still update your clipart with fresh graphics..

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30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom

30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Do you use Twitter in your classroom as part of your lesson plans? If not, don’t worry—you’re not alone.
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Thought Twitter was only for professional development? Think again!

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Erwin Bord's curator insight, April 13, 4:21 PM

Faire découvrir Twitter à ses élèves et l'utiliser à des fins pédagogiques

Stuart Shulman's curator insight, Today, 2:45 AM

Twitter is an ideal data source for introducing computational social science to no technical students.

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7 Benefits Of Mistake-Driven Learning

7 Benefits Of Mistake-Driven Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

The Benefits Οf A Mistake-Driven Learning Approach While it may be tempting to provide your learners with genies, wizards, and guides to help them through your eLearning course, giving them the chance to learn from their mistakes offers a variety of opportunities...

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I definitely remember when I've made mistakes..

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New Teachers: Resource Roundup

New Teachers: Resource Roundup | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

OvrFrom classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.

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Over 40 resources and tips for new teachers...

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Metacognition: 7 Strategies for Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Metacognition: 7 Strategies for Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
When students practice metacognition, the act of thinking about their thinking helps them make greater sense of their life experiences and start achieving at higher levels.
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Excellent article based on research that defines metacognition, highlights the benefits of self-awareness, and provides plenty of methods to use with your students to improve their learning. 

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Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion

Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
By promoting code literacy, schools could improve education equity, offer inclusion for students with ASD, improve STEM proficiency, and build neuroplasticity associated with multilingual education.
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5 reasons, backed by research and data, for teaching coding.

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8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.
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What a great point-just like our students, we need feedback after we try something new!

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Shifting Mental Models in Educators

Shifting Mental Models in Educators | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.
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Ouch, great questions to ask yourself about your assumptions about your students..and how to overcome them.

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Five Types of Creative Teachers

Five Types of Creative Teachers | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

I often hear people describe a certain type of teacher as being "so creative." That teacher developing lessons from scratch is "so creative." Or that teacher who turned a boring spelling activity into a vocabulary karaoke game is "so creative." 

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What type are you? I'd say I'm an engineer...

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The Art Of Persuasive Learning: 7 Tips For eLearning Professionals

The Art Of Persuasive Learning: 7 Tips For eLearning Professionals | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
What eLearning Professionals Should Know About Persuasive Learning
The term “persuasion” often gets a bad rap. This is primarily due to the fact that it is mistaken for manipulation or coercion, which are two entirely different definitions.
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I've used many of the techniques suggested in the article in my online courses...

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Personalized Learning? Yes! Now What??

Personalized Learning? Yes! Now What?? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Moving towards personalized learning is like starting to drive on the left hand side of the road in after a lifetime of driving on the right.
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There's about 5 articles combined into one, with a number of ideas about how to start using personalized learning in your classroom or school.

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4 Google Drive Tools Teachers Should Have

4 Google Drive Tools Teachers Should Have | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

April 12, 2015
In today's post we are sharing with you four important Chrome apps to enhance your  productivity on Google Drive. We have already reviewed each of these apps in separate posts...

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Four Chrome extensions you can add so you can save just about anything to Google Drive, quickly create Google files, and save your Google files easily to the cloud.

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Erwin Bord's curator insight, April 13, 4:18 PM

Comment gérer google drive quand on est enseignant

Beatrice J. P. Vasconcelos's curator insight, April 14, 4:04 PM

Sincronizando...

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Learning in a Multi-Device World Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Learning in a Multi-Device World Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The Learning in a Multi-device World Infographic explores the multi-device world and explains how you can get started with multi-device learning.
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Wow, I knew lots of students were using mobile devices, but this info was an eye-opener..we use so many devices every day!

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Elizar S. Caraecle's curator insight, April 13, 11:35 AM

A great Infographic to understand eLearning in different devices.

Dheeraj Mehrotra's curator insight, April 15, 6:07 AM

The best of e-learning association towards Quality Trends and shows.

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Longevity: The Key To Getting Good EdTech Advice

Longevity: The Key To Getting Good EdTech Advice | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
When I ask educators why it’s difficult to select software for their classrooms their emphatic response is consistently: “It’s overwhelming!” And, I completely agree.
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Three excellent questions to ask teachers about the software they like to use with their students.
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iPad App of the Week: Adobe Slate

iPad App of the Week: Adobe Slate | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.
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Why would you use it? According to the article: "Turn your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous story that delights readers on any device.’.

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7 Techniques for Reducing Wordiness in Your eLearning Courses

7 Techniques for Reducing Wordiness in Your eLearning Courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Wordiness is, without a doubt, one of the biggest enemies of eLearning. Overly wordy content makes it difficult for learners to concentrate.
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I need to review this article often!

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How to start using Apple TV in the classroom

How to start using Apple TV in the classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The big push for education technology is coming from a handful of sources. There’s the teachers, the administrators, the students, and the technology producers. Technology is not the final solution to improving education, though.
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Lots of videos, instructions, and ideas for using Apple TV with your students.

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