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Word Mover Helps Students Write Poems - iPad Apps for School

Word Mover Helps Students Write Poems - iPad Apps for School | Education Aps | Scoop.it

" Word Mover is a free iPad app produced by Read Write Think. The app is designed to help students develop poems and short stories. When students open the Word Mover app they are shown a selection of words that they can drag onto a canvas to construct a poem or story."

 


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Might try to work with 7th grade & poetry.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 20, 2013 7:49 PM

Another good one from Read Write Think. Who wouldn't love creating poems with Word Mover?

Tracy Webb Sharp's curator insight, December 21, 2013 10:31 PM

excelent option for those who need an inspirational nudge 

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All the World’s a Stage, Including Your Presentation: 5 Tips from the Theater

All the World’s a Stage, Including Your Presentation: 5 Tips from the Theater | Education Aps | Scoop.it
A list of useful tips and techniques from theater and acting that can be applied to giving presentations.

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theater in the real world

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, July 21, 2:23 PM

Good basics -- many of which apply to any type of communication, such as academic writing.  Ponderous is common, but not better.

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, July 23, 12:34 PM
Obvious tips but good reminders
Alex's curator insight, July 26, 2:24 AM
Agree with number 2 - less is more! 
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10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius | Education Aps | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a particular lesson. That’s all true and valid, really.

But what are the other big reasons that teachers don’t use technology in the classroom? We did a little digging through surveys, social media, blogs, reports, and the Daily Genius community to uncover the top 10 reasons that edtech is getting passed over. The results might (or might not) surprise you.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 5, 2015 1:48 PM

This article and infographic shares some of the reasons faculty do not use technology in their courses. Any surprises?

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The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius

The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius | Education Aps | Scoop.it

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Jayne Courts's curator insight, February 9, 2015 5:24 AM

Tuesday 10th February 2015 is Safer Internet  Day. Please visit http://safetytrain.org.uk/safer-internet-day-2015.html where Safety Train have details on how to stay safe online.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, February 9, 2015 12:08 PM

intéressant, certes.

 

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:11 PM

Almost all our students are addicted to social media. this is a point to take advantage of their interest to make them learn without  stress.

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10 American English Words and Phrases British Expats Eventually Adopt

10 American English Words and Phrases British Expats Eventually Adopt | Education Aps | Scoop.it
As a British expat who has lived and worked in the U.S. for over five years, I remain very much in favor of embracing the various wonderful nuances this country has to offer. However, there was one aspect of my move that—during the initial settling-in period—I secretly feared: the gradual Americanization of my vocabulary.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 8, 2015 4:21 PM

While this list was created for English speakers in the UK, I will invert the list to show some terms that Americans rarely use, even if we understand their meaning: rubbish, mobile, motorway, petrol, car park, you lot, maths, pavement, football and fizzy drink.  If this interests you so will this list of 10 British insults that American don't understand


Tags: language, culture, English, UK.

tentuseful's comment, January 17, 2015 4:16 AM
Thats stunning
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:07 PM

unit 3

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Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint

Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint | Education Aps | Scoop.it

As I prepare for my presentation this week at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on “Presenting with Pecha Kucha,” my colleagues have repeatedly asked me, “What is Pecha Kucha?” The short answer is it’s a great presentation style that gets students thinking and learning, not reading slides.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:01 PM

An interesting post about how Pecha Kucha type of presentations is used in education.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 24, 2015 12:15 AM

I know peche kucha from conferences' but this would be brilliant with my students! 

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, January 26, 2015 5:02 PM

Death to long PowerPoints !

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Education Aps | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 2015 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:14 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:40 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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Edudemic's Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 | Edudemic

Edudemic's Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 | Edudemic | Education Aps | Scoop.it
Instead of banning homework completely, a growing trend in 2014 is the implementation of the flipped classroom. Students listen to a lecture online at home and then work through assignments with the teacher when they arrive the next day. The at-home assignments are still there, but they are meant to help students learn at their own pace while making the classroom experience more interactive.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 26, 2015 1:47 AM

Integrating technology into learning in a meaningful way has always been a goal (and a challenge). The Flipped classroom is another iteration of the essential ideas of educational technology. 

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Nutshell- create short video stories

Nutshell- create short video stories | Education Aps | Scoop.it

Snap three pictures. Add captions. Choose graphics. And let Nutshell turn it all into a shareable cinematic story.


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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 18, 2015 6:11 AM

Video Storytelling

Jamie Fulcher's curator insight, February 19, 2015 3:48 PM

Looking forward to trying this out with some trainers.

Marianne Hart's curator insight, February 26, 2015 8:42 PM

Use for student PSA'a - Public Service Announcements

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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | Education Aps | Scoop.it

If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don’t even have a bookstore that is accessible by users and many people are left to fend for themselves to load content on it.

Here is a comprehensive free e-book resource catalog online. All of these books are hardware agnostic, which means they are not locked by DRM (Digital Rights Management). All you have to do is simply download a title and load in via the USB cable from your computer to your e-reader. Many of these sites also provide the books in more than one format, so they will work with your Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony e-reader and hundreds of others.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 17, 2015 9:55 AM

Great resource, and it's free!

Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, February 18, 2015 11:52 AM

Here is a cool one for all my Kindle toting friends - a comprehensive list of sources for free e-books.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 2015 11:20 AM

Great resource for BYOD schools who want to create a level playing field for all students with all devices.

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The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education Aps | Scoop.it
The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic gives a clear picture of how educational assessment works and how it supports today's students.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 21, 2015 6:47 PM

Assessing global competencies- this seems to require something more than this overview

Sue Walsh's curator insight, February 22, 2015 2:07 AM

Lots more work needed in the diagnostic space to inform a truly personalised learning experience!!

media350's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:45 AM

Your assessments will be a big part of your edTPA. 

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Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out

Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out | Education Aps | Scoop.it

I want to highlight one unique style that I hope becomes a significant part of presentations moving forward.

Enter cinemagraphs.

What is it, exactly? It’s a hybrid of a photo and video. You can also refer to it as an animated GIF, but don’t let the negative GIF stereotype destroy your perspective.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 30, 2015 3:11 PM

An interesting new presentation style cinemagraph combines images and video. The post gives you detailed instructions on what you should do to try this new method.

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EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios

EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios | Education Aps | Scoop.it
Digital Student Portfolios are becoming more important now than ever! Students are creating and remixing information like never before – and where is all that amazing work going? At my old school it was wiped off the devices at the end of the year – a heart-wrenching idea that I was personally against. This is why we need to publish student work in one place and let it serve as a home of student reflection, and a become a destination to unleash student pride and curiosity.

There are many reasons to begin the journey to digital portfolios – here are just a few.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 5, 2014 7:30 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:43 AM

Good stuff! 

DiAnne Galm's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:22 PM

interesting

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Write About

Write About | Education Aps | Scoop.it
At Write About, we believe that writing should be fun and sharing should be easy, so we built a social publishing platform for classrooms.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 16, 2014 5:57 AM

This looks like a great tool with lots of prompts to inspire student writing activities and a platform to enable them to share and interact around what they write.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:26 PM

This writing and sharing tool has a stack of writing prompts, visuals and ideas for writing. Students can publish their work and interact with the works of other students. 

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, December 17, 2014 4:48 AM

Great resource for authentic writing - thanks, Nik :-)

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Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Aps | Scoop.it

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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, July 20, 4:24 PM
A garder dans votre boite à outils !
David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 20, 6:15 PM

This should come in handy! Thanks to John Evans.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 27, 5:44 PM

The digital storytelling wheel is a visual we created through Google Drawing based on a chart we have previously published here in EdTech and mLearning. The visual contains a number of educational apps and web tools that you can use with you students in class for digital storytelling projects. We have included apps for Android and iPad users as well as tools for web users. Check them out and share with us your feedback.

Here is the link to the larger format of the visual. You can download, print or share this work the way you want provided you credit us as the source.

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BoomWriter

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WordWriter - Let students apply, share, and assess their vocabulary knowledge in a fun and interactive way

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 20, 2015 1:45 AM

This looks like a really useful tool for vocabulary development.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Education Aps | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 2015 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 3:08 AM

Kathy Schrock has been looking ahead with technology and a librarian's instinct for organization for years. She's still hitting it out of the park. 

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain - theguardian

Why the modern world is bad for your brain - theguardian | Education Aps | Scoop.it
In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient

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Debra Walker's curator insight, January 21, 2015 2:40 PM

Not just another reason to not drive (walk, talk, etc) & text.  Fascinating read, full of information

 

Tom Van Looy's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:36 PM

Scary ! I've always hated the humongeous number of emails except in the really early days at uni. Google's new Inbox is also something that I find eases the pain ...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, February 6, 2015 2:15 PM

tecnologia deveria nos auxiliar na produtividade.

Mas a desordem e despreparo para utiliza-la tem aumentado os riscos de efeitos inversos.

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An iPad Toolkit - apps that have transformed my practice - ICT Evangelist

An iPad Toolkit - apps that have transformed my practice - ICT Evangelist | Education Aps | Scoop.it
n case you hadn’t noticed, I’m quite a fan of the iPad (the Lollipop Nexus 9’s not too bad either). Not because of its design or because its by Apple or any of that, but because of its keen heritage in the learning arena. Any one who knows me will tell you that I am not one for using tech for tech’s sake, despite my evangelist moniker. Use of technology in a cross curricular sense should be measured and done with consideration for the best potential learning outcomes.

With all that said, I’ve been doing this for quite some time now and I thought it time that I shared some of the Apps that have stuck by me or have struck me for their ease of use and impact upon learning in the classroom.

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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, February 1, 2015 2:02 PM

this article is not linked, so you have to look up each app, and there is no description of the apps, but might be worth a look

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 2015 4:47 AM

Many I haven't  tried here...

Ruth Ersapah's curator insight, February 7, 2015 6:21 AM

Useful list of apps.

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Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study - HealthDay

Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study - HealthDay | Education Aps | Scoop.it
A smartphone in a child's bedroom may undermine good sleep habits even more than a TV, new research suggests.

A study of more than 2,000 elementary and middle-school students found that having a smartphone or tablet in the bedroom was associated with less weekday sleep and feeling sleepy in the daytime.

"Studies have shown that traditional screens and screen time, like TV viewing, can interfere with sleep, but much less is known about the impacts of smartphones and other small screens," said study lead author Jennifer Falbe, of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

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10 Apps For Making a Great Slideshow Presentation

10 Apps For Making a Great Slideshow Presentation | Education Aps | Scoop.it
Here are ten of the best apps to use to do precisely that, and give you the edge when making that all important presentation at work. We suggest trying them and seeing which ones work best for you.

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hinderwitch's comment, September 3, 2015 12:12 AM
Chromebooks have been around for quite some time now, these are essentially laptops which run Google's Chrome OS. These devices are usually quite affordabl
hinderwitch's comment, September 3, 2015 12:12 AM
Chromebooks have been around for quite some time now, these are essentially laptops which run Google's Chrome OS. These devices are usually quite affordabl
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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader | Education Aps | Scoop.it
Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.

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Trent Online's curator insight, February 18, 2015 4:00 PM

An excellent grammar-checking and grammar-advice tool

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 2015 9:10 PM

I'll have to try this new service. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:11 AM

..always handy when writing :)

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Corrective Feedback : User the language power tools to process your assignments

Corrective Feedback : User the language power tools to process your assignments | Education Aps | Scoop.it

Teachers sometimes hesitate to assign writing tasks because of the correction work it creates. However, students benefit from frequent writing practice and the corrective feedback they receive. One solution is for teachers to work longer hours. Another is to find ways to integrate automatic corrective feedback into second language pedagogy.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 23, 2015 8:24 AM

This looks like a great tool to support the marking of written work and give students detailed and supportive feedback which they can actually take forward.Worth watching the introductory video: http://youtu.be/Wu0TMqPfW_0

Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, February 25, 2015 5:04 AM

Useful for marking written work

Bulara Monyaki's curator insight, February 27, 2015 9:03 AM

Yes. Corrective feedback should help develop students' writing

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Google Apps for the iPad - Shake Up Learning

Google Apps for the iPad - Shake Up Learning | Education Aps | Scoop.it
The following is a list of Google Apps for iOS (from Google, Inc. and third parties). This list is exhaustive and includes several apps that are not on the infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad. Some of these have natural classroom integration, and some are more for personal or business use. Some are optimized for both iPad and iPhone, some are only optimized for iPhone. Each app title is linked directly to the App Store so you can click directly from your device to download each app.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 30, 2015 5:53 AM

Some useful links here. 

juanjovilar's curator insight, May 4, 2015 2:52 AM

Relación de Apps de Google para iOS, aunque también las encuentras para Android y escritorio de Chrome.  

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Education Aps | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 2015 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 3:08 AM

Kathy Schrock has been looking ahead with technology and a librarian's instinct for organization for years. She's still hitting it out of the park. 

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How to integrate an audio track with PowerPoint 2010

How to integrate an audio track with PowerPoint 2010 | Education Aps | Scoop.it
As you might have noticed on big monitors in public places such as train stations or airports, PowerPoint presentations can run independently with an audio commentary without an active speaker. In the following description we will show you how you can easily do the same by adding an audio track to your presentation:

 

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Agüero Luciana N's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:35 AM

añada su visión ...

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, January 5, 2015 3:42 PM

Worth a look

John P. Street's curator insight, July 1, 2015 2:12 PM

PowerPoint - integrate audio