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Embody different characters on your webcam

Embody different characters on your webcam | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

FaceRig is a program enabling anyone with a webcam to digitally embody any character they want. For now we're focusing on just the portrait, but we aim to do more in the future. The video next to this paragraph will explain it better than tons of text.


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What fun!  I love this idea and students will, too.  Since it's still in alpha testing, it's inexpensive as long as you already have a webcam and microphone. 

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Laurent Picard's curator insight, July 11, 2014 10:02 AM

intéressant pour personnaliser des avatars pour du tutorat pour de jeunes enfants en classe virtuelle.

à suivre de prés.

Kathryn Dalton's curator insight, July 11, 2014 8:04 PM

Could make video conferencing more interesting!

brooklyn hubbard's curator insight, July 22, 2014 2:30 PM

oh so cute

 

 

this gonna be my dog btw

 

 

 

 

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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.
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I think there are some excellent insights here.  My experience is that more and better tech doesn't always equal  more learning.

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How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning

How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A rural Alabama school district made a significant investment in universal Internet access for students and breathed new life into a dying community.
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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 7:25 AM

Teacher Resource: For UG introduction to presentation tools

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PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web

PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
You may have already heard about PhotoMath, the new iPhone app that lets you point it at a math problem on a textbook and then solves it while showing all the work involved.


Some are immediately reacting by citing it’s potential use in “cheating,” while others cheer that it might force math teachers and textbook publishers to be more creative in how they teach math.


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And what about the development of the brain that happens when we have to work out problems?

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Pauline Porcaro's curator insight, October 29, 2014 2:16 AM

Wow this opens up some good debates on how we teach maths! An app that does all the work

Irmgard Huppe's curator insight, October 31, 2014 6:57 AM

I think I will try this!

Lee Hall's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:09 PM

I think it is helpful when you are working at home to be able to solve a problem and make sure it is right. I hated finding out I had completed a page of problems all the wrong way.

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Slidebean for online presentations

Slidebean for online presentations | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Slidebean has been built to take the pain off making presentations. The process of converting your idea into a keynote should be efficient and straightforward, and that is our main focus.


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Dirk Mast's curator insight, August 15, 2014 7:22 AM

PowerPoint can get really boring. Great to have alternatives!

John Rudkin's curator insight, August 16, 2014 4:10 AM

FREE! I'm not 100% making it easier is important, but looks neat all the same....and you can concentrate on the message.

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 24, 6:20 AM

Un outil pour faciliter l'expression et la formalisation des savoir-faire

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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

When a school leader refuses to remove internal policy and filtering barriers that get in the way of students and teachers actually using purchased technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:38 AM

I think uninformed and worse, unwilling to be informed leadership is frequently the barrier to effective technology integration in the library and classroom.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 19, 2014 1:14 AM

This is very true.

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, July 19, 2014 12:40 PM

Lo que necesitan los líderes de tecnología en las escuelas

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Embody different characters on your webcam

Embody different characters on your webcam | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

FaceRig is a program enabling anyone with a webcam to digitally embody any character they want. For now we're focusing on just the portrait, but we aim to do more in the future. The video next to this paragraph will explain it better than tons of text.


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Marian Royal Vigil's insight:

What fun!  I love this idea and students will, too.  Since it's still in alpha testing, it's inexpensive as long as you already have a webcam and microphone. 

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Laurent Picard's curator insight, July 11, 2014 10:02 AM

intéressant pour personnaliser des avatars pour du tutorat pour de jeunes enfants en classe virtuelle.

à suivre de prés.

Kathryn Dalton's curator insight, July 11, 2014 8:04 PM

Could make video conferencing more interesting!

brooklyn hubbard's curator insight, July 22, 2014 2:30 PM

oh so cute

 

 

this gonna be my dog btw

 

 

 

 

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WARNING: Facebook “Verified Page” Scam Leads to Hijacked Pages

WARNING: Facebook “Verified Page” Scam Leads to Hijacked Pages | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

There is a new scam on Facebook that tries to hijack pages from their administrators by posing as a page verification message from Facebook. Freshome, an online architectural magazine, fell victim to the scam, and lost control of their Facebook page. 


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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, July 9, 2014 11:38 AM

Here’s how the hoax works: a cybercriminal created a fake profile with the user name “Verified Page.” Their profile picture was the Facebook verified page symbol, so when the cybercriminal sent a message from this profile to Freshome, they thought that Facebook was finally contacting them to verify their company Facebook page. However, the hoaxer instead took control of the magazine’s page and unpublished it.

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:55 AM

Beware of FB messages with the Facebook verified page symbol.

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Adobe Voice — Show your story.

Adobe Voice — Show your story. | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Voice is a free iPad app that turns your story into a stunning animated video in minutes.


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This should be especially helpful for students who have stories to tell, but lack the confidence or skill to illustrate for themselves.

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Peter Sampson's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:51 PM

This is amazing quick and easy to use.

cioccas's curator insight, July 8, 2014 5:19 PM

a few people have recommended this as a lovely app for digital storytelling

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:52 PM

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This looks like a really useful and powerful free app to get students creating digital narrative.

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How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic

How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
You know how some days, you feel older than others? I always tend to feel old when I look at education trends and examine just how far technology has come since I was in graduate school (which really doesn’t feel that long ago).  Even though I was in graduate school during the late 2000′s,  many …
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Interest infographic on changing trends in research with grad students.  It does make one wonder about the quality of their final work!

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10 Reasons High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online

10 Reasons  High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Ever wonder how students feel about learning online? At the recent iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium participants were treated to an experience that is surprisingly is rarely available at education conferences. We had the opportunity to hear directly from a panel of students who explained why they preferred learning online. Here are some of the reasons shared by these students and others I heard from explaining why students preferred this method of learning.


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:46 PM

Porque los alumnos prefieren aprender on-line.

Sonja Hartemink e-learning Spanish's curator insight, February 15, 2014 7:42 AM

Learning online offers many advantages, the most important ones the student can learn individually, at his own pace.

 

#Spanish #online courses: if you love the Spanish language, and would like to learn the language in a very personal way from your own home, contact us. We offer classes guided by your own Spanish teacher in Spain. With professional virtual platform.

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Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, February 18, 2014 12:33 AM

My freedom to learn!

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Schools urged to amp up music instruction

Schools urged to amp up music instruction | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Blaire Lennane was thrilled when a charity offered a year ago to provide the teachers and subsidies necessary to start a music program in her daughter’s elementary school.
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Here is yet more evidence that students need a well-rounded education that definitely includes music.  Eliminating music programs in academically struggling schools is counter-productive. 

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How To Know Whether To Buy A PC Or A Mac? [Flowchart]

How To Know Whether To Buy A PC Or A Mac? [Flowchart] | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Don't know what computer to buy? This simple flowchart will easily help you determine whether to buy a PC or a Mac depending on what you'll use it for.

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Alex Simon's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:30 PM

Sometimes i ask myself this same question. these were interesting questions that i would have thought of, i would have thought of compatibility and setup. i think i would have to agree with the picture and buy microsoft.

Pirate ☠'s curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:55 AM

Buy a Mac.

Hamant C Keval's curator insight, November 22, 2013 2:05 PM

I know what I would buy - after switching to a MAc :) but I still use  PC for a few programs - 

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Caine's Arcade - YouTube

I met this 9 year old when I went to buy a doorhandle for my car. He had built an elaborate cardboard arcade in his dad's auto parts store. He hadn't had any...
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I can't believe I'd never heard this story before.  Totally inspiring.  This is how we should legitimize children's creativity. All teacher librarians and classroom teachers should find time to allow this in classrooms.

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Students and teachers on same classroom technology page, study finds | District Administration Magazine

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Educators should pay particular attention to the specific tech instruction students want. 

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Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School

Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Project Tomorrow's 2013 Speak Up survey of more than 325,000 students and 75,000 parents, teachers and administrators digs into how students and teachers are us
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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.
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Some clear, easy-to-follow guidance on using tablets in the classroom.

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators.

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Nice general overview of functions within Google Docs that can be helpful for teachers.

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Laura Garmire's curator insight, August 1, 2014 7:44 AM
 Here is a great article that shows that Google Docs are more than just a word processing tool.  This article covers some add-ons and extensions that can be added to Docs to increase functionality.
Shawn Galvin's curator insight, August 1, 2014 9:35 AM

Learned a few things here.

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, August 1, 2014 10:40 AM

Tha nks!  Always  looking for this kind of advice!

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How Much Multitasking Should Be Done In The Classroom? - Edudemic

How Much Multitasking Should Be Done In The Classroom? - Edudemic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“Ability to multitask”. That phrase is seen on nearly every job description that I’ve ever read. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or what job you’re applying for – everyone expects everyone to be able to multitask. But what does that mean, exactly? Does it mean being able to work on three things at …

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Some of the findings here are alarming.  I know that technology has made it much harder for me to focus make the most efficient and effective use of my time.  We don't really "multitask", weflit between things sequentially and usually don't do any of them as well as we would if we did only one thing at a time. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 2014 4:17 PM

This research shows the negative side of multitasking.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 14, 2014 7:38 PM

Multi-tasking stands in the way of creativity, learning, and getting the job done well.

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Teachers need lots of training and guidance to integrate new tech into the classroom effectively.  And this can't just be one-shot training.  It needs to occur over time and be directly relevant.

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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:21 AM

Good points

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 10:20 PM

I'm hearing you! A common problem with introducing new ideas or technologies. There is always a need for professional learning to help teachers feel comfortable with what is new. 

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Blended Learning: Does Your LMS Make The Grade?

Blended Learning: Does Your LMS Make The Grade? | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
6 Success Factors for a "Blended Friendly" LMS By Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus Blended learning. Integrated learning. Hybrid learning. Flipped classroom. Whatever term yo...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:25 AM

Flipped, blended, hybrid, seems like we did all this way back in the day... What's old is new again.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 24, 2014 4:37 AM

"Teaching just ain't what it used to be anymore..."  Factors that can help the learning experience for teachers and pupils.

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Embed a PowerPoint on your Website

Embed a PowerPoint on your Website | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I am a big proponent of creating a "digital haversack" where your classroom website contains all of the resources both you as a teacher and your students would need. If I create a slideshow, I will...

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:04 AM

Insertar un PowerPoint en un sitio web.

MFaculty's curator insight, June 18, 2014 7:06 AM

Looking to add some pizazz to your site? How about  a PowerPoint?

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:56 AM
This might be nice information to keep in the back of your mind as you work with students this school year.
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Time to retire from online learning?

Time to retire from online learning? | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

And then there’s MOOCs. I can’t express adequately just how pissed off I am about MOOCs – not the concept, but all the hubris and nonsense that’s been talked and written about them. At a personal level, it was as if 45 years of work was for nothing. All the research and study I and many others had done on what makes for successful learning online were totally ignored, with truly disastrous consequences in terms of effective learning for the vast majority of participants who took MOOCs from the Ivy League universities. Having ignored online learning for nearly 20 years, Stanford, MIT and Harvard had to re-invent online learning in their own image to maintain their perceived superiority in all things higher educational.


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cioccas's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:33 PM

This paragraph exactly reflects my thoughts about MOOCs. Glad to hear it coming from a leader in the online and distance learning field as this type of voice has been swamped by the unquestioning embracing of MOOCs by all and sundry!

 

Alberto del Mazo's curator insight, April 18, 2014 7:38 AM

vía [url=/u/174100 x-already-notified=1]Jordi Adell[/url] leo este último artículo del canadiense Tony Bates, especialista en "online learning". 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 22, 2014 7:17 AM

Lastly, I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education. Ivy League MOOCs are being driven mainly by computer scientists, not educators. Politicians are looking to computer science to automate learning in order to save money. Computer scientists have much to offer, but they need more humility and a greater willingness to work with other professionals, such as psychologists and teachers, who understand better how learning operates. This is a battle that has always existed in educational technology, but it’s one I fear the educators are losing. The result could be disastrous, but that’s a theme for a whole set of blog posts.

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Tech Zone

Tech Zone | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What do you want kids to do with technology?
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This so beautifully illustrates what our true goal should be when using edtech in the classroom.  It's about what the kids take away from our lessons.

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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.
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Some really great tools here.  And no, I didn't know they existed!

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