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Viz - The quickest way to create simple charts

Viz - The quickest way to create simple charts | Education | Scoop.it

Viz is the first iOS App that lets you create simple graph charts instantly


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Looks like something my students would have fun using.

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Dean J. Fusto's comment, August 31, 2013 10:18 PM
Thanks for the scoop. I am eager to test Viz. -Dean
Dan Ferreira's comment, August 31, 2013 10:56 PM
It's pretty simple...maybe too simple
موسى ابو عوكل's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:14 AM

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New Books for Teens (and Adults!)

New Books for Teens (and Adults!) | Education | Scoop.it
New books for teens (and adults) - 21 hot titles right now

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, December 7, 2014 7:20 PM

Short reviews on some of the hottest new titles of 2014. Get gift ideas or ideas for building your classroom library.

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instaGrok for iPad Helps Students Organize Their Research - iPad Apps for School

instaGrok for iPad Helps Students Organize Their Research - iPad Apps for School | Education | Scoop.it

" instaGrok is a research tool that I first started sharing with teachers a couple of years ago. Students can use instaGrok to search for a topic and quickly get lists of facts on that topic, links to information on that topic, videos, images, and quizzes on the topic."

 


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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, March 22, 2014 9:37 AM

I've used instaGrok and the original Grokker program about a decade ago. It is very helpful to have a tool like this to help students through the research process. The fact that they can customize the level of difficulty is a real plus.

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Finding Images in Google Presentations

Finding Copyright-friendly Images in Google Presentations (My screencast on using the Research Tool in Google Presentations to find copyright-friendly images http://t.co/3stEdRCDGz #tlchat)...

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:40 PM

A very useful post! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 25, 2013 9:35 PM

thank you...

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 5:52 AM

Finding Images in Google Presentations

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Education | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, August 26, 2013 7:42 AM
Looks interesting,thanks.
Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | Education | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.


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Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 4, 2013 6:59 PM

The "Kid Blog' is a safe and effective way to allow your students to keep up to date blogs in a secure evironment. With these blogs students can not only post their own blogs, but oarticipate in discussions.

I feel this is a gerat resourse to use within the classroom, as students and teachers can keep track of students posts and especially look at their progress throughout the year.

Xyleme Alex's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:58 PM

Looks like a great tool and it's entirely free. I like that it is based on the Wordpress platform, but removes the clutter and distractions that other blogging services have.

Antonio Tejero Aparicio's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:59 AM

Unaplicaciones recurso en línea muy útil para desarrollar la lectura y la escritura digital. Aquí tenéis un ejemplo

http://kidblog.org/6EnRed/


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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | Education | Scoop.it
As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an...

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This is how my gifted class looks. The students love it!

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Debra Evans's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:52 PM

An excellent account of Inquiry. Thought provoking and presents a clear case.

bookjewel's curator insight, July 16, 2013 5:54 PM

Excellent insights

 

Debra Evans's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:11 PM

This is essential reading if you are serious about inquiry based Learning.

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | Education | Scoop.it

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.

 


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. Hmm...kids can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:05 PM

Let us know if we can try one of these projects with your class.

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Common Core State Standards: A Good Fit for Gifted Education?

Common Core State Standards: A Good Fit for Gifted Education? | Education | Scoop.it

With so many states committing to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) many educators of the gifted and talented are wondering what the CCSS might mean and whether these new standards will be a good fit for the ...


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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic | Education | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 2015 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

María Florencia Perrone's curator insight, April 8, 2015 4:00 PM

The world around us is not labelled or divided in categories, then why is academic content? Can we not relate topics and elaborate meaning on the basis of relationships and intertwined data? 

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, April 13, 2015 9:11 PM

I wonder if this would work in the U.S.? Also, in Finland, students do not take standardized tests until the end of high school (Zhao, 2012, p. 111), so thankfully, perhaps the drill and kill process is diminished.


*Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners. 

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Viz - The quickest way to create simple charts

Viz - The quickest way to create simple charts | Education | Scoop.it

Viz is the first iOS App that lets you create simple graph charts instantly


Via Nik Peachey
Jana Reveles's insight:

Looks like something my students would have fun using.

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Dean J. Fusto's comment, August 31, 2013 10:18 PM
Thanks for the scoop. I am eager to test Viz. -Dean
Dan Ferreira's comment, August 31, 2013 10:56 PM
It's pretty simple...maybe too simple
موسى ابو عوكل's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:14 AM

שלומי הוא מקום שאני לא יודע איפה הוא לכן אני רוצה עזרה ממכם

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Inspiration Maps for iPad

Inspiration Maps for iPad | Education | Scoop.it

Inspiration Maps is an iPad app that allows you to visually organize information. Inspiration Maps makes it easy to create clear mind maps that can help organize information for an essay or walk a student through a multi-step science experiment. The app comes with number of great looking templates for all different subject areas. If none of the templates meet your needs you can create your own.


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I can see so many uses for this app!

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Ann's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:07 AM

La app Inspiration Maps es gratis y es una herramienta para la enseñanza de conceptos en la educación @morreducation

Linda Mordan's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:35 PM

I'll have to check this out!...

 

Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 12, 2013 1:44 AM

Many may recall Inspiratiion as one of the first great mind-mapping tools, available for a long time only as software. Here is an online iPad app version.

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Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Google+ for Schools is a short guide created by Eric Curts, a Google certified teacher. I have just finished reading it now and thought you might be interested in having a glance as well.This document walks you through a step by step process to learn everything you need in order to start leveraging the power of this social networking platform in schools."


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Robert Kibaya's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:43 AM

#web2icm #CommunicationWB

Robert Kibaya's comment, September 9, 2013 10:46 AM
@harisha Surely it is and makes life easy
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:25 PM

Thank you for sharing. I use Google + in my classroom.

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A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"The folks in Common Sense Media have designed this beautiful poster for you to print and use in your classroom. The poster is an excellent guide for students to help them make the right informed decisions when it comes to photo sharing."


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Elania Garrett's curator insight, July 29, 2013 6:20 PM

Wonderful!

Monica Goddard's curator insight, July 30, 2013 12:39 PM

I like it! Simple and straight forward!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:29 PM

Encourages all to take time to 'think' through the steps! Choices.

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | Education | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 2014 9:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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Gifted Education and the Common Core State Standards

#Gifted Education and the Common Core State Standards http://t.co/25FbNfQe

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