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Adopting Open Textbooks Online Workshop: September 23 - October 18, 2013

There is a lot of buzz about open textbooks and the financial benefits to our students. However, many conversations and much learning needs to happen between now and realizing that goal. This online workshop will take the first steps in that direction.

- Week 1: What is Open? What is an Open Textbook?

- Week 2: Creative Commons Licenses

- Week 3: Replacement Readiness

- Week 4: Find and Evaluate Open Textbooks

We will also share experiences to gain insights into what we should be aware of when venturing into the use of OER.


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Creative Commons ends the monopoly on student textbooks.

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Record screencasts fast & free!

Free and paid versions for both Mac and Windows.


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Easy to use screencaster

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 8:18 AM

Needs to be downloaded and installed, but looks useful. Not sure how much you get for free.

Tracey Duffy's curator insight, July 24, 4:43 AM

Useful. Check out our screencasting infokit to further software ideas:

http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/infokit/screencasting/screencasting-home

 

And our presentation on mobile apps for screencasting:

 

http://www.slideshare.net/tduffy23/e-learning-2-0-conference-brunel-university-see-is-believing-screencasting

 

 

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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.


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Good way to turn video into audio file

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 14, 5:54 AM

Wil je het geluid van YouTube video opnemen dan is Peggo een mooie manier om een mp3 bestand te maken. Kopieer  en plak de link in de zoekmachine en de video wordt opgezocht. Met een paar handige instellingen (verwijder stiltes, audio normaliseren) maakt Peggo in een handomdraai een prima mp3.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 5:25 AM

Looks like a very interesting tool here.  Thanks for sharing Nik.

Joe Shimp's curator insight, July 25, 11:52 AM

A great way to get YouTube audio only.

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Zaption - Learn with Video

Zaption - Learn with Video | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
Teach with video. Create interactive video learning experiences. Track real-time progress. Join FREE!
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Another tool for making interactive videos

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The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool.

The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool. | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it

Our innovative academic research platform allows students and researchers to save, organize, and automatically cite online or offline information throughout the duration of the writing process, and store content privately or aggregate it by topic to be shared with the community


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Excellent resource

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, May 8, 10:54 AM

Students will need a range of tools like this for research.

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 2, 9:30 PM

It looks like a very useful tool!

Margarita Parra's curator insight, June 2, 11:00 PM

Useful!

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Clusterflunk

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The way our generation does education. Upload, share, and talk with your classmates. Browse archived semesters.
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Adding a little socialization to the anonymous college lecture course could work if you have enough student buy-in

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30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Edudemic

30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Edudemic | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it

“ So you're a Google guru or a search siren... I bet you still don't know every last trick and tool in Google's array of services. But whether you're a newbie or expert, the following infographic may very well be worth printing out and posting in your office or teacher's lounge.”


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More help to master The GooG

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Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, June 3, 9:57 AM

Possibilidades de uso das ferramentas Google

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 11:16 PM

Thx Chris Carter!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 2:44 PM

If you think Google is just a search engine, think again! It's that and so much more!

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t
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Poetica

Poetica | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
Whether you’re writing a blog post, email, or job application, an extra pair of eyes can really help get your message across. Poetica makes it easy to ask friends and colleagues for instant feedback on your text. It’s for anything you’re struggling to write, anywhere on the web.
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Might be of good use for peer review editing.

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Pixiclip

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Pixiclip's web-based whiteboard makes it easy to create and share sketches online
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Fun tool for sharing sketches and visual ideas

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The Best Add-Ons for Google Drive

The Best Add-Ons for Google Drive | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Google introduced add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets. These add-ons allow you to add all kinds of functionality to your documents, including signing faxes, creating bibliographies, and more. While it's still in its infancy, here are a few of the best add-ons available at launch.
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Some great add-ons if you use Google Drive

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Nik's QuickShout: Create an eBook from Online Articles

Nik's QuickShout: Create an eBook from Online Articles | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
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Good way to collect sources.

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Find, Research, Cite, Link and Curate with the Excellent Google Research Tool

Find, Research, Cite, Link and Curate with the Excellent Google Research Tool | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it

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Good Google Drive feature

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Elizabeth Bowden's comment, April 2, 9:19 AM
Unfortunately, one must log in to their Google account to see your article.
Lee Hall's curator insight, April 2, 12:38 PM

This is one of my favorite tools. It pulls up images too and with the new image editing tools it is so easy to put in a nice picture. 

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, April 2, 6:31 PM

You do have to log into your Google account to see this content, but it's a worthwhile step. 

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Channelkit - A Bookmarking Tool

Channelkit - A Bookmarking Tool | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it

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Kind of like Scoop.it
 

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 29, 9:04 AM

Channelkit - A Bookmarking Tool

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 14, 2:59 AM

A Bookmarking Tool

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PhoXo - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing

PhoXo - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
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Mini Photoshop

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it

VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.


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Another vocabulary builder- the standardized test features are a plus.

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, July 7, 8:17 AM

Fun! I wish this was leveled for elementary school students. 

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 7, 9:41 AM

It never hurts to expand ones vocabulary.

Wan-li Tsai's curator insight, July 7, 10:25 PM

Another interesting website to increase your vocabulary!

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Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners

Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it

Easily Create online Presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners, infographics and other rich visual content free in your browser.


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Another PowerPoint alternative

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, June 13, 5:40 AM

This looks really nice and is very easy to use. Could easily prepare some nice materials and share with students using this tool. 

Sergei Polovin's curator insight, June 17, 11:32 AM

Great tool!

josé krijnsen's curator insight, June 23, 4:02 AM

another great tool for students to create online presentations and animations

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Top Documentary Films - Watch Free Documentaries Online

Top Documentary Films - Watch Free Documentaries Online | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
Watch free, streaming, online documentary films and movies. Collection of stunning, eyeopening,
interesting, controversial, full-length documentaries.
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Not a tech item per se, but a great resource for free films

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Online Courses - Anytime, Anywhere | Udemy

Online Courses - Anytime, Anywhere | Udemy | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
Udemy is the world's largest destination for online courses. Discover an online course on Udemy.com and start learning a new skill today.
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You can learn just about anything

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Booktrack Classroom - A New Way to Learn

Booktrack Classroom - A New Way to Learn | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
Booktrack Classroom allows students to read and create stories with a movie-style soundtracks, with proven benefits to reading comprehension and retention.
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Looks neat for some creative writing projects.

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Project Naptha

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Works for handwriting 

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Vidbolt - Watch, Share, and Add Comments to Video

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Vidbolt - Watch, Share, and Add Comments to Video
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Great tool for increasing outside of the classroom learning

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Select a theme - Create Ebooks - PapyrusEditor

Select a theme - Create Ebooks - PapyrusEditor | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
Papyrus is a simple online editor to create ebooks.You can edit the cover using a simple drag and drop cover editor, import content from the web, or create new content as easily as writing a blog post.If you want to sell your ebook, all you have to do is set a price and click publish.
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Easy book maker for student projects

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Storybuilder- "I'm fine" by Nik

Storybuilder-  "I'm fine" by Nik | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Check out Nik's video, then create one of your own.
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Interesting- not sure what you can do with it in the classroom. I was thinking maybe something with Poetry and tone

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SlideDog - Free Multimedia Presentation Software

SlideDog - Free Multimedia Presentation Software | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it
SlideDog is a powerful presentation tool that seamlessly switches between multimedia presentation files and makes it easy to present like a professional.
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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | Teacher Tech | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 2:23 PM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 2:02 PM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-))