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The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship - free curriculum

The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship - free curriculum | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
How you act online is important. Not just because everything is stored, backed up, and freely available to anyone with a keyboard. But because your online reputation is actually just your reputation. There’s really no difference between online and offline anymore.

 

In an effort to keep everyone behaving, Microsoft has just unveiled a new (free) curriculum that’s all about digital citizenship, intellectual property rights, and creative content. It offers cross-curricular classroom activities that align with the AASL and ISTE national academic standards. So far, more than 6,500 people have registered to use the curriculum. No matter how you feel about Microsoft, this free offering is worth checking out. You’ll have to register an account but after that it’s easy to find, select, download, and implement some of the objectives presented.

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Accessible ebook platforms – seven honest dealers | Jisc TechDis Blog

Accessible ebook platforms – seven honest dealers | Jisc TechDis Blog | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
We contacted 13 ebook platform providers to ask about their accessibility credentials. Seven engaged honestly and openly. These are the lessons we learned..
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Free Technology for Teachers: Add Interactive Elements to Videos With TouchCast

Free Technology for Teachers: Add Interactive Elements to Videos With TouchCast | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"At the top of my list these days is an app called TouchCast. 

How many times have you watched a video where they point out a great resource only to say that you’ll come back to it later and never do? Or, have you ever shared a great resource and wanted to provide a variety of links for someone to choose from to extend their knowledge? It’s happened to me lots of times, and either I forget the links, or get distracted with something else whilst switching from one app to the other. TouchCast solves these issues by creating an app that merges the power of videos and the web into one."

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Potentially an excellent app for video projects. Pull in other videos, live polls, web pages, charts etc. to allow interaction with your video.

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18 advanced iBooks Author tips | ipadders.eu

18 advanced iBooks Author tips | ipadders.eu | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"Last year I started working with iBooks Author and made my first iBook to use in class. A year later, I now have about 8 iBooks under my belt. At the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute 2013 in Cork I was lucky enough to spend two times a whole hour with people from the Duarte team (the people behind some great iBook Author Text Books and The Inconvenient Truth Slideshow). Below I will share some tips and tricks that have helped me through the writing and designing process."

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30,000 iPads: A Licence to Thrill - providing all students & staff with iPads

The University of Western Sydney embarked on a strategy to blend all its programs in 2012. Within that it decided to provide all students and all staff with iPads. The magnitude and the speed of the iPad deployment provided huge challenges to all sections of the university, especially IT and learning and teaching...

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Open Education Working Group

Open Education Working Group | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The Open Education Working Group has been established to bring together people and groups interested in open education. Its goal is to initiate global cross-sector and cross-domain activity that encompasses the various facets of open education.

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Includes the Open Education Handbook which should answer many of your questions.There are sections on: resources, open licences, practice, policy and open badges.

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UK Data Service – CC Training Videos

 

Videos cover:


Citing data

How to download UK survey data

How to log in to the Secure Lab

How to download a subset of survey data using Nesstar

How to use weights in Nesstar

How to access census aggregate data in InFuse

How to match and convert data using GeoConvert

How to access information about postcodes using GeoConvert

Creating an Intensity Map using Google Fusion Tables

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3D Imaging Software: Open source or ‘try before you buy’?

3D Imaging Software: Open source or ‘try before you buy’? | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

A few 3D imaging tools quickly reviewed. Jisc Digital Media


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As the British Library posts its greatest literary treasures online, new research reveals that young people could be struggling to engage with the classics

As the British Library posts its greatest literary treasures online, new research reveals that young people could be struggling to engage with the classics | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
The British Library has posted over 1000 of its greatest literary treasures online in a new website, Discovering Literature – including the manuscripts of Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Austen, Dickens and Wilde, the largest collection of childhood writings of the Brontë sisters, and other unique artefacts which shed new light on their life and works
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As the British Library posts its greatest literary treasures online, new research reveals that young people could be struggling to engage with the classics http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Press-Releases/As-the-British-Library-posts-its-greatest-literary-treasures-online-new-research-reveals-that-young-6a2.aspx

 

The research was carried out in schools and colleges

 

•           Overall, it is clear that there is a desire among English teachers to make their lessons more inspiring; almost three in five (57%) of teachers say that it is difficult to inspire students with the resources currently available. Additionally, they perceive students as struggling to identify with both classic authors of English literature (82%) and engage with older literary texts (83%).

•           English teachers perceive that students prefer digital media than books (83%), and that overall, students rely on online resources for research (93%). However, they also tend to say that current resources available to students are uninspiring (57%), and that they appreciate the value of first-hand original manuscripts and historical documents for students (82%).

•           Similarly, there is a desire among teachers to have more access to resources (90%), recognition that English literature needs to embrace digital technology (86%), and that access to digital resources needs to be improved (82%). English literature is extremely highly regarded by English teachers, and student access to it is considered to be of enormous importance.

 

ComRes – 15 May 2014 - http://www.comres.co.uk/poll/1178/british-library-discovering-literature-survey.htm

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Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing. | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Online screen recorder for one-click recording for free.
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How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents

How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

One of the most useful new Add-ons for Google Documents is the EasyBib Bibliography Creator. The EasyBib Bibliography Creator makes it easy to properly cite resources and format a bibliography in APA, MLA, or Chicago style. The screenshots below provide directions for the process. 

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Had a go with this and it created an alphabetical APA list of references which automatically updates when changes or additions are made. Powered by WorldCat

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As a fan of Google Docs, I am still frustrated at its lack of features...such as creating a bibliography. All of the tools available (Papers, Sente, etc.) integrate well with Microsoft Word. Not so with Google Docs. Perhaps we are turning a corner with the addition of add-ons like EasyBib. Still a long ways from the powerful integration of Papers and Word.

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Open Library Week at Opensource.com

Open Library Week at Opensource.com | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

This week Opensource.com will be featuring articles on open source tools for libraries and sharing stories about experiences using open source in the library setting.

Our authors come from an array of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they know first hand and want to help more libraries to understand the power of open source. Serving the community, managing the library system, and providing quality care are all aspects of what makes open source a better choice for libraries.

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Articles add so far include?

 

Best open source tools libraries need to know about

 - Golden opportunity for public libraries to meet digital needs of women
- Open Course Library's best resource: introductory college course materials
- How libraries can be a haven for makers
 - Review of the new Digital Public Library of America
- Exploring open source software developed for European libraries
- Why libraries are intrinsically open and should adopt open source solutions
 - Getting started with Koha, an open source library system

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Jisc RSC support for learning space design - webinar recording

Jisc RSC support for learning space design - webinar recording | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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Recording, presentation and speaker contact details from the learning space design webinar held on the 7 April 2014

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Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online. | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Store photos and docs online. Access them from any PC, Mac or phone. Create and work together on Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents.

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When you're comfortable with MS Office, despite the sharing and real-time collaboration advantages, the leap to Google Docs can seem just too much! Then there's all your existing Word, Excel and Powerpoint files, will they all need reworking?

Fret no more! MS has replicated just about every Google feature in a very familiar Office environment. It's web-based so will run on any device with a browser. It has all the common MS Office menu items and features, plus it allows sharing and real time collaboration. There are even forms for collecting survey / quiz data in spreadsheets.

I'm not aware of any scripting / add-in capability yet, but I'm sure it won't be far away.

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What are the FOI and DP implications of using services like Dropbox or Evernote? - Jisc Legal

What are the FOI and DP implications of using services like Dropbox or Evernote? - Jisc Legal | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"Dropbox and Evernote are both cloud computing services therefore an initial source of information you may wish to consult is the JISC Legal Cloud Computing Toolkit. The toolkit includes an introductory video, an Overview, and User Guides for (1) IT, (2) Senior Management and Policy Makers, (3) Users and a further User Guide on contracts, SLAs and Terms and Conditions of Use."

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Listly List - Book Creator apps for the iPad

Listly List - Book Creator apps for the iPad - Scribble Press - $3.99, Shutterfly Photo Story- FREE, Picturebook - FREE, Bamboo Paper - FREE, Picturebook: School Edition - $3.99, StoryBuddy 2 - $2.99, Paper by FiftyThree - FREE, Mooklet - FREE, My Story - $3.99, Express Books - FREE, TinyTap - FREE, Book Creator- $4.99, Scribble My Story - FREE, StoryKit - FREE, and Story Creator - FREE

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Very extensive list here

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Alex Watson's curator insight, February 10, 8:21 AM

Nice resource. Thanks.

sarah's curator insight, February 19, 1:39 AM

intéressant pour les cours

CGagliolo's curator insight, March 1, 6:53 AM

This is a great list of book creators for the iPad. It is missing our favorite, which is Book Creator for iPad.

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Jisc announces ‘community opportunity’ for new online interactive resources | Jisc

Jisc announces ‘community opportunity’ for new online interactive resources | Jisc | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Jisc is inviting proposals from training providers in the further education (FE) and skills sector, in England, to develop new online interactive resources for apprentices.
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Instagram unveils new time-lapse app called Hyperlapse

Instagram unveils new time-lapse app called Hyperlapse | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Photo and video-sharing service Instagram has launched a new time-lapse app called Hyperlapse.

The US social media company says it can capture high-quality videos while the user is on the move using built-in stabilization technology.

 

Users will be able to tap once to begin recording and tap again to stop.

 

You then choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap a green check mark to save it to your camera roll.

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Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps

Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Teachers and administrators get a snap-shot view of each student’s most recent work in Docs, Sites, Blogger and Picasa, organized by class and student. Behind the scenes we create a folder in drive for each class for each student, then we give the right teachers access – no more sharing issues for students – student just drop their homework in the right folder for each class.

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Video demonstration - http://youtu.be/CW0_kKgbKbE

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Mark Ayton's curator insight, May 23, 6:45 AM

This is amazing!

You've bit the bullet and started using Google Docs with your learners. They're happily sharing stuff with you, but there's so much stuff in your shared folder it's all becoming a mess. How do you organise everything so that only the relevant stuff is shared, it's all in a structure your can navigate, and keep track of everything?

Shame it's not free, but at $4 per student per year Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps might just save your sanity ;-)

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Free Technology for Teachers: Read & Write - A Great Chrome App That is Now Free for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Read & Write - A Great Chrome App That is Now Free for Teachers | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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Read & Write -  Chrome App Now Free for Teachers - increases the accessibility of the text of documents in your Google Drive account. Includes a picture dictionary and a talking dictionary.

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Digital Games in Learning infokit launched - Jisc Digital Media

Digital Games in Learning infokit launched - Jisc Digital Media | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Digital media help desk – digitise, create, manage and use still images, sound and video – free for UK higher education, further education and skills.
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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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HOWTO: Issue #openbadges in 5 steps using WordPress + WPBadger | Doug Belshaw's blog

HOWTO: Issue #openbadges in 5 steps using WordPress + WPBadger | Doug Belshaw's blog | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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The Ideal Length for All Online Content

The Ideal Length for All Online Content | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Learn the ideal length of Facebook posts, tweets, blog posts, Google+ headlines, title tags, paragraphs, and so much more.
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Accessible publishing guide

Accessible publishing guide | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

This resource was conceived and created by @alistairm of Jisc TechDis to support the Publisher Accessibility Action Group's presentations at the 2014 London Bookfair. 

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A useful interactive guide asking:

 

Why does it matter?

What is accessibility?

Where can I find out more?

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How do you get all the key accessibility messages you want publishers to have in a mobilephone-friendly way? This worked..

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, April 16, 8:06 PM

A useful guide for publishers on how to go about making publications accessible for people with print disabilities in line with the Marakesh agreement.

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Enrol on ocTEL - Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning | ALT

Enrol on ocTEL - Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning | ALT | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL) is back! Starting on the 28th April 2014 you will be able to participate in this online course designed to help you better understand ways to use Learning Technology for teaching, learning and assessment. The course has undergone a revision and now is shorter (six weeks plus induction week) and we are working on incorporating new features including Open Badges for accreditation.

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