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Apps for Bloom's Taxonomy

Apps for Bloom's Taxonomy | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
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Which of these apps are most useful for library research?

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20 video project ideas to engage students

20 video project ideas to engage students | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it.

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10 general project ideas and 10 for subject areas. 

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LibrarianLand's curator insight, March 18, 7:46 PM

Particularly like the look of whiteboard animations

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 12:57 PM

Integrating video projects into the classroom can be as simple or complex as you want. Just grab a phone, digital camera or tablet and your students are on their way.

Here are some video project ideas, divided into ideas for any classroom and ideas for specific subject areas:

Betty Skeet's curator insight, April 10, 8:57 AM

Video project ideas!

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A Simple Way to Start a Hangout - YouTube

by Michelle Pacansky-Brock

 

"Demonstrates how to start a Hangout and invite 9 others even those NOT in your Circles. A great workflow for educators using Hangouts. Note: This video does not demonstrate Hangouts on Air (just regular Hangouts ... no recording or public viewing). 

"This tutorial was created with Movenote (a free, easy to use tool!)."


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Learn to use Google Hangouts for virtual author visits, book clubs, school to school discussions, etc.

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Five Time-Saving PowerPoint Tips

A powerful presentation can make or break your meeting. Don't wing it; learn these must-know Powerpoint tips in just minutes from the experts at lynda.com. Chec

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Can there be more to learn about Power Point? 

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commentrix's curator insight, February 9, 1:51 AM

A Video Tutorial in  Slideshare: Great Tips For A Powerpoint Presentation.  

Don Karp's curator insight, February 11, 12:41 AM

Very comprehensive with YouTubes for each

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 12, 7:05 AM

Very helpful!

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Reflector (Mac/PC app) - Mirror your iPad/iPhone on your computer!

Reflector (Mac/PC app) - Mirror your iPad/iPhone on your computer! | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
Here is an affordable way to mirror your iPad/iPhone in your classroom if you do not wish to purchase the $99 AppleTV. Reflector ($12.99, formerly known as Reflection) is a great Mac/PC app that is...
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I have seen many people talk about using Reflector but didn't realize it is not an app. It is a software found on http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/

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6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School

6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
The QR, or “Quick Response” code, is much like barcode, except that it can hold more data.

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Use these ideas in the library and share some with your teachers..byod ideas

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, November 22, 2013 8:37 PM

About to use these to link students to books from promotional posters in the Library!  Planning a treasure hunt next year using these where students have to complete a story by using QR codes linking them to the catalogue, and dewey references to fill in the gaps!

Mary Clark's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:07 PM

My 6th grade teachers have been requiring students to write book reviews as part of their writing portfolio.  They have posted the reviews to Destiny, but I'd like to have them record audio and add QR codes to the books.  Easier to find the reviews that way!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 14, 8:23 PM

Some cool ideas.

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The Best 15 iPad Apps for Teacher Professional Development

The Best 15 iPad Apps for Teacher Professional Development | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
iPad is a versatile device only when coupled with the "right" apps. To tap into the full potential of iPad and to leverage it for your professional learning purposes, you should definitely have...

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A good list of basic apps to share with teachers.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:22 AM

While most of these listed apps will be "tried and true" for media specialists/teacher-librarians, they are great tools for sharing with teachers who may be just dipping their toes into mobile devices and social media. This could even be used as a template for a professional development session that TLs could provide to their teacher colleagues. Enjoy!

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Daily Education & Technology News: Infographic tools for kids

Daily Education & Technology News: Infographic tools for kids | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

by Vicki Davis

 

You can use infographics and cartoons in the classroom with kids. Cool Cat Teacher's daily news teaches us learn how to teach about them and the tools to create them with kids in your classroom.

 

via Cool Cat Teacher Blog

 

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Lots of great resources for working with students on infographics, cartoons, and a little bit on global projects. Davis is one of the great edu bloggers!

 

The image was selected by the renowned Edward Tufte as one of the best infographics of all time: "this map by Charles Joseph Minard portrays the losses suffered by Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812. Beginning at the Polish-Russian border, the thick band shows the size of the army at each position. The path of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in the bitterly cold winter is depicted by the dark lower band, which is tied to temperature and time scales."

Made in 1869.

 


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We haven't attempted creating infographics yet. Saving this for reference when we do. 

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Game Based Learning for Information Literacy Instruction. - University of Huddersfield Repository

Game Based Learning for Information Literacy Instruction. - University of Huddersfield Repository | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

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PowerPoint file and workshop handout from presentation made by Andrew Walsh on this topic in Oct. 2013. The handout, particularly, contains numerous valuable links and resources regarding the most current developments in this field. Very useful

 

From the session abstract:

 

"Games are ideally suited to the development of skills, often requiring players to problem- solve, plan, and critically consider strategies to win the game. These are core information literacy skills underlining their suitability for use in the development of information literacy skills we try to help our library users develop. Game based learning can be used in several aspects of information literacy instruction. These include introducing elements of play to encourage reflection on students’ learning; using digital and tabletop games to teach information literacy topics within more traditional information literacy instruction (such as the game SEEK!); and more in depth digital games that students interact with outside library teaching sessions.


"This session will cover some key ideas of game based learning and gamification and describe how these ideas may be used in information literacy instruction. It will include a range of examples, including those the presenter has implemented. These include an online library gamification project, Lemontree (http://library.hud.ac.uk/lemontree); and a range of non-digital information literacy games including SEEK!, a card game for improving search skills (http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/15377/). It will draw on experiences from workshops the presenter has facilitated, where librarians design and prototype their own information literacy games.


"The session attendees will learn how they may use games in information literacy instruction in their own institution and how they can create games either by themselves or in partnership with others."


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I'm going to try out the SEEK game in my library. Planning to play with classes and follow up with discussion. Then, I'll have it as a free play choice available in our game area, along with chess and checkers.

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Peggy Milam Creighton's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:47 AM

Draw them in with gaming apps like these  and then show them how to use these skills for inquiry!

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Wow ‘Em with Powtoon | Tech Tidbits from the Guybrarian

Wow ‘Em with Powtoon | Tech Tidbits from the Guybrarian | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a change of pace multimedia tool that spices up and informs your presentations, you should really spend some time with PowToon. Its basic (free!
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Can't wait to try it!

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Wes Kriesel's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:40 AM

I've tried Powtoon and it's pretty easy to use - very effective!

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Using an iPad to Replace an Interactive Whiteboard ~ youpd

Using an iPad to Replace an Interactive Whiteboard ~ youpd | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

by Katie Regan

 

2 min. video explanation.


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Penxy - stream and record your presentations

Penxy - stream and record your presentations | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

Penxy is the easiest way to control and deliver your presentations from your iPad or iPhone during a real event. You can seamlessly stream your presentations (including your voice) online. Better yet, you can record your presentation so that you can share it with your social networks.


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24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint

24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
Did you know you can broadcast your slides over the web, or use your mouse as a laser pointer? Here are 24 handy tips for using PowerPoint.

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Mack James's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:23 AM

always great to know more of what you use daily in the classroom

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 12:18 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 12:19 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

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A Full Introduction To Edmodo

A Full Introduction To Edmodo | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
A complete tutorial for teachers to use Edmodo!

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Using Edmodo in the library for Teen Learning 2.0 activities, library skills assessment, and book clubs. Bonus for students, free cloud storage/digital portfolio. 

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John Purificati's comment, September 1, 2013 8:46 AM
Get on to Edmodo.
Scott Langston's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:43 PM

Ever wondered about using Edmodo?

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The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process

The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
March , 2014
Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important. Helping kids and...

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I'm going to post this along with my book trailer project directions to help my students visualize the process. 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 17, 12:45 PM

This is a fantastic visual to share with teachers who are working with students and digital storytelling. I love the fact that it is circular, too, because the creative process rarely moves in a purely linear fashion. Along with the graphic  are some ideas for tools with which students (and teachers) can create their digital stories!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 17, 3:47 PM

The process is definitely transferable to other creative thinking.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 27, 6:40 PM

A nice visual to help students plan their creative 'digital' storytelling.

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Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
I am updating my workshop on how technology can be used to promote Voluntary Free Re...
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While there is really nothing here we haven't heard or used before, it is a good list to use to review what you have done in the past and update it. I know I need to promote books on my library website, but when was the last time I updated it? or what about your digital displays? are they stale? I think the thing is to chose where to focus your time and make a regularly scheduled time to update it. 

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The Creative Classroom: 12 Pintastic Middle School Pinterest Boards

The Creative Classroom: 12 Pintastic Middle School Pinterest Boards | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
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YEA!

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet

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Edublog Award Winner!

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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4 Design Tactics to Take Your Deck From Good to Great

4 Design Tactics to Take Your Deck From Good to Great | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
In order to deliver an all-around memorable experience, great content must be accompanied by great design. My motto is, “Content is King, and design is its Queen.” Take, for example, these two slid...

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Good examples and simple points to share with students who often disregard even the basics when it comes to slide presentation design. 

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gwynethjones's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:10 AM

I love these examples!~ They really bring home the points!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Tour Builder Makes It Easier Than Ever to Create Google Earth Tours

Free Technology for Teachers: Tour Builder Makes It Easier Than Ever to Create Google Earth Tours | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
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use Tour Builder to create a Google Earth tour. ideas include book talk/trailer/report, country reports, historical events, etc.

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6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives

6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
Here's are several creative tools that you might want to use to display your learning objectives in a more exciting and engaging way than normal.
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What other ways would you use these webtools in the classroom?

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5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

Death by PowerPoint is a popular term. It’s unfair that PowerPoint gets the stick as there are more than a few presentation tools around. As anyone who has taken the pains to make a memorable PowerPoint presentation will tell you – the secret of the steak is in the sizzle. The sizzle also comes and stops at creativity. If you have creativity by your side, you can use PowerPoint as your canvas.


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PPT is here to stay. We should learn all of its features and be imaginative in how we use it.

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Training in Business's curator insight, October 26, 2013 3:31 PM

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint  presentations

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5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations 

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I think "death by PowerPoint" is used so often because so many users have not "taken the pains to make a memorable..." presentation and the concept of creativity might not have even been considered. Not totally sure what the answer is, but I do believe that if more individuals could have their eyes opened to the potential that PowerPoint has, we might be able to get passed the "death" issue. That means we have to get the great ideas to the teachers and  their students... not just telling them, but perhaps showing them...

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myCreate | (EdSurge Wiki)

myCreate | (EdSurge Wiki) | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it

"MyCreate is an iPad app that teachers and students (grades K-12) can use to create stop-motion animations. Taking advantage of the built-in camera in the iPad 2 or 3, students can solely focus on the creative direction of the project -- building scenes, editing the sequences, and overlaying the audio. It was developed based on the same research from Tufts University used to create SAM Animation, iCreate To Educate’s first product.

 

"The goal of iCreate To Educate is to put students at the center of learning by encouraging them to construct and represent knowledge both in physical pictures and models (through crafts), as well as through stop-motion video. As a result, iCreate To Educate pairs myCreate with activity guides and rubrics for teachers, originally developed for the SAM Animation software, for teaching units in science, math and language arts to English language learners.

 

"The activity guides (which are available for free) are not comprehensive but intended to "seed ideas" for hands-on projects, says iCreate To Educate CEO, Melissa Pickering.

 

"The app is available for $4.99 on the App Store and is also available for volume education pricing.


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Sounds like it is worth $5  to try it out. 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:52 AM

Small cost for a useful application. Thanks.

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23 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able To Do With An iPad

23 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able To Do With An iPad | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
What should a teacher be able to do with an iPad? Here's a list of 23+ items and growing.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching | Educational Technology in the Library | Scoop.it
Ipad s in the classroom tips.
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