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5 Great Tools to Make Global Classroom Connections

5 Great Tools to Make Global Classroom Connections | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it
Create a global classroom with these 5 brilliant tech tools for teachers to connect and collaborate with other educators and students around the world.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:36 AM

 

5 Great Tools to Make Global Classroom Connections

 

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:18 AM

Tools for collaboration and global projects

Anna Liviaki's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:44 AM

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Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations

Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it

Talking avatars for PowerPoint presentations can help to make more dynamic and familiar presentations. There are many different places where we can download free avatars and characters for presentations.


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OSI's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:17 AM

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This course has been a tedious and challenging at time; however, I think that the redesign activities really helped me to see how my activities and lessons can be improved in order to help my students.  

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Can Twitter be Used in the Classroom?

Can Twitter be Used in the Classroom? | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it
Do you want to know more about incorporating social into your training program? Check out social LMS TOPYX!

 

The influence of technology has impacted all parts of our lives including education in many amazing ways. This infographic from educationalpsychology.net – Twitter 101 is a study on the use of Twitter in the classroom and how it resulted in a positive effect that could change social media and education for good.

 

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http://interactyx.com/social-learning-blog/can-twitter-be-used-in-the-classroom/

 


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Free tools in the classroom from Microsoft

Free tools in the classroom from Microsoft | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it
Free tools from Microsoft. Engage your students, energize a lesson plan, and save time using free tools for photos, videos, collaboration, and education.

 

 

 

 

 

For example:

 

- AutoCollage: Create an artful photo poster using this fun collage-making tool.


- Microsoft Photosynth: Explore famous places with cinematic quality using these virtual, visual, three-dimensional tours.

 

- Windows Live Movie Maker: The fast, easy way to turn photos and video clips into great-looking movies and slide shows to share in class or on the web.


Download the teacher’s guide above, and learn about a dozen more free tools.

 

Gust MEES: I recommend Photosynth as I was working a lot with it, you can even create virtual visits of anything with it, great tool...

 

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http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/teachers/guides/Pages/free-tools.aspx

 


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The Top 10 Free Web Tools to Curate and Bookmark Online Resources for Teachers

The Top 10 Free Web Tools to Curate and Bookmark Online Resources for Teachers | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it

Curating, bookmarking and sharing web content is one of the skills every 21stcentury teacher should have. Internet has grown to be, if not the primamry then a great resource of information and knowledge. Students as well as educators are having a free unlimited access to this treasure trove whenever and wherever they are.One of the things we need to pay heed to, howver, is the information load the net exposes us to.

 

This information load if not handled carefully and wisely can have some severe reverse impacts on the way we benefirt from intenet educationally.This is why the need for for using bookmarking and content curating tools has become very important especially for us in the field of education.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/top-10-free-web-tools-to-curate-and.html

 


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What are QR-Codes?

What are QR-Codes? | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it
Hi, You probably have seen on my start page these strange squares with black and white dots and squares and were asking yourself, what is this? .

 

That are QR-Codes who can get used with your smartp...


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Introducing the Knowledge Graph

Get an under the hood look at the next frontier in Search, from the team at Google behind the technology. The Knowledge Graph is a huge collection of the people, places and things in the world and how they're connected to one another. With this technology, Google can get you the best possible answers and help jump start your discovery.

 

Learn more at http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/search/knowledge.html

 

 


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Bubbleator Live Wallpaper - Android Market

Bubbleator Live Wallpaper - Android Market | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it
Stream Facebook and Twitter info bubbles in the background of your homescreen! Keep up to date with the latest from Facebook and Twitter -- right on your home screen!

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12 Ways to Connect, Create, and Collaborate Using Google Hangouts

12 Ways to Connect, Create, and Collaborate Using Google Hangouts | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it
You want to connect, and you need to do it virtually. So you need a connection tool that’s easy, fast, user-friendly and highly accessible. Google Hangouts are about to become one of the best tools in your online content marketing toolbox.

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Josette Williams's curator insight, May 3, 2013 11:01 AM

This is the best kept secret online today for businesses wanting to collaborate with others.  

LundTechIntegration's comment, May 10, 2013 2:45 PM
I love this. Doing PD Google hangouts with my staff to learn about tools to help integrate technology in the classroom.
Josette Williams's comment, May 10, 2013 4:46 PM
Wow, that's amazing LundTechIntegration! I'm all about the use of tech to enhance every facet of our lives and business. If you want any other resources, let me know.
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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it

TWITTER TRANSFORMS EDUCATORS


Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.

 

Here are some of the specific ways educators are using Twitter to collaborate:

 

Read more:

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/09/how-twitter-is-reinventing-collaboration-among-educators272.html

 


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Sonia Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 6:53 PM

Twitter provides a great opportunity to collaborate with educators outside of your local physical community. The exchange of ideas and perspectives can reenergize your career. “Twitter is often just the introduction — the virtual handshake that opens the door to a deeper collaboration”

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8 Excellent Free Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers

8 Excellent Free Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it

Creating timelines is another important digital skill to be added to the the 33 digital skills we have compiled before. Students should be able to easily create their own learning timelines and share them with each other.This can have a huge positive impact on their overall learning process. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has sifted through some of the best free timeline making tools and come up with the list below.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/08/8-excellent-free-timeline-creation.html

 


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Twitter Tutorials - A Brighter Web

Twitter Tutorials - A Brighter Web | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it

Anxious to learn more about the art of tweeting? Watch this video for a quick overview of Twitter, then dig into these tutorials to learn more Don’t see what you’re looking for? Shoot us a suggestion and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.

 

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http://www.abrighterweb.com/twitter/

 

 

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QR codes now included in innovative new smartphone skins

QR codes now included in innovative new smartphone skins | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it

Phoenix-based business develops new smartphone advertising technique.


An Arizona company called Android Shields has now come up with a way to use QR codes as a protective cell phone skin in order to allow users to immediately share their Vcard or their company’s mobile website or social network page with other smartphone users.

 

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http://www.qrcodepress.com/qr-codes-now-included-innovative-new-smartphone-skins/859172/

 


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The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education | Education Technology - theory & practice | Scoop.it

Here is the outline of the main ideas we developed below :

 

1- Advantages of Facebook in Education
2- Facebook Tips for Teachers
3- Ways Teachers Can Use Facebook
4- Educational Facebook applications for Students and Teachers
5- Facebook Groups for Teachers and Educators to join
5- Facebook Privacy Issues and how to Work on Them

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/ultimate-guide-to-use-of-facebook-in.html

 


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Google Apps Education Edition Recorded Webinar

Learn about all of the features and benefits of Google Apps Education Edition. In this recorded online seminar, you will:


- Hear why other organizations have made the switch


- Learn how other organizations are using these services


- Watch a demo of Google Apps Education Edition

 

For more information, visit: www.google.com/a/edu

 


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