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Mentimeter - Free and easy to use audience response system

Mentimeter - Free and easy to use audience response system | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Setup takes 10 seconds

no installation required
no technicians needed
no file downloads
no cost (mentimeter is free)

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The Innovative Educator: A Friendly Guide to Deploying iPads at Your School

The Innovative Educator: A Friendly Guide to Deploying iPads at Your School | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

There is a lot to like about the iPad when it comes to using them in the classroom. It’s light and fast. It turns on instantly. The battery lasts all day. Best of all, it’s about half the price of a macbook. Let’s face it, price matters when you’re buying at scale.

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Coolest Google Docs Demo Ever.

Coolest Google Docs Demo Ever. | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Google Docs is one of those things that we tend to use daily but don’t get the full experience. I know that I personally don’t use all of its capabilities, especially when it comes to collaboration. I end up using it like a flat Word document.

 

Google has pushed out a pretty cool demo, which invites you to collaborate with some of the greatest writers of all time. Kind of.

 

A “famous writer” will start typing and then it’s your turn. Once you’ve typed in the next line, the writer takes over. It’s kind of fun.

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8 Cool Apps That Will Sync With Dropbox

8 Cool Apps That Will Sync With Dropbox | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Dropbox is our favorite file storage service. It works great for swapping files and creating backups.


But one of the best things about Dropbox is that it's open for developers to create clever apps that make the service even more useful.


We took a look at some of our favorite apps that connect to Dropbox for syncing files, playing media, and backing up important data on your smartphone.

 

 

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3M™ Cloud Library

3M™ Cloud Library | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"The 3M Cloud Library is a flexible, easy-to-use e-book lending system. Now your patrons can browse, check out and read the titles they want. Using the latest mobile technology, the 3M Cloud Library offers a seamless experience that lets readers explore and borrow e-books in your library, at home and on-the-go."

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Enhancing Practice: exploring innovation with technology in further education : JISC

Enhancing Practice: exploring innovation with technology in further education : JISC | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
This guide focuses on innovative applications of new or existing technologies to support learning, in further education.

 

The case studies featured in this publication show how staff at further education colleges sought innovative ways of using technology to enhance learning; they aimed to engage learners and help them achieve their goals, and to help deliver high-quality learning efficiently.

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BigBlueButton -- Open Source Web Conferencing

BigBlueButton -- Open Source Web Conferencing | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students.

 

An open source web conferencing system for distance education.


It supports sharing of slides (PDF and any document readable by OpenOffice), webcams, whiteboard, chat, voice over IP (using FreeSWITCH), and presenter's desktop. It can record and playback sessions (slides, audio, and chat), runs on Mac, Unix, and PC computers, and is supported by a community of developers that care about good design and a streamlined user experience.

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CircuitLab - online schematic editor & circuit simulator

CircuitLab - online schematic editor & circuit simulator | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Sketch, simulate, and share your circuits, entirely in your browser -- no install required.
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Why iPad over Android in the classroom?

Why iPad over Android in the classroom? | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
As a Subject Leader, I have thought long and hard (with my colleagues, and particularly my fellow Subject Leader – of Media Studies – @KRE_ativity) about how we should move things forwa...
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Discovery Through eLearning: A Small Collection of Free eLearning Tools

Discovery Through eLearning: A Small Collection of Free eLearning Tools | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

A Small Collection of Free eLearning Tools

Recently I was asked to showcase at the eACH Conference 2012, some free elearning tools that can be used for deigning/developing elearning. I presented just a few of my favourites out of the hundreds that are available within this 20 minute session.

 

With some incredible inspiration from Jane Hart's Top 100 Tools for Learning (2011) resources, my personal PLN, including various blog writers that I connect with (like David Kelly), and items that I have used in my own development I put together this brief collection of tools.

Inspiration and resources for more free tools/articles/ideas are found on the last 8 slides of this presentation.

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Display cool tweet effects in Powerpoint #visibletweets

Visible Tweets in Powerpoint - cool effects for free.

Visible Tweets homepage http://visibletweets.com/


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10 Colleges Most Creatively Using Mobile Technology | Online Universities

10 Colleges Most Creatively Using Mobile Technology | Online Universities | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Get inspired by some of thecreative ways these schools have harnessed mobile media for current and future students.

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TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser

TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
An easy to use web app that gives you free speech to text dictation in a browser.
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13 ways Twitter Improves Education

13 ways Twitter Improves Education | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Here’s some ammunition for what often turns into a pitched, take-sides verbal brawl as well-intended teachers try to come to a compromise on using Twitter (in fact, many of the new Web 2.0 tools–blogs, wikis, websites that require registrations and log-ins, discussion forums. You can probably add to this list) that works for all stakeholders


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OverDrive – Global distributor of digital eBooks, audiobooks, music & video for library, school & retail

"OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally."

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Top US universities put their reputations online

Top US universities put their reputations online | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
his autumn more than a million students are going to take part in an experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education.

 

Some of the biggest powerhouses in US higher education are offering online courses - testing how their expertise and scholarship can be brought to a global audience.

 

Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have formed a $60m (£38m) alliance to launch edX, a platform to deliver courses online - with the modest ambition of "revolutionising education around the world".

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Industry reaction to Microsoft tablet

Industry reaction to Microsoft tablet | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Microsoft has unveiled Surface - its own-brand family of tablets.

 

The touchscreen computers will be powered by its upcoming Windows 8 system and contain a choice of an Intel or ARM-based processor.

 

It allows the firm to challenge Apple's bestselling iPad with a device that can run standard applications such as its own Office programs and Photoshop.

 

Technology expert Fox Van Allen from Tecca.com, Catherine Clinch from Filmnewsbriefs.com and Jason Boog from Galleycat.com gave their reaction to the device.

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The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head

The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Find out what it is and why everyone's talking about it.

 

What’s a flipped classroom — and why now? Share your thoughts in the comments below and subscribe to our monthly newsletter to find out when we release our next infographic.


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3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office on Your iPad, Android Tablet

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office on Your iPad, Android Tablet | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Microsoft is expected to announce Office apps for the iPad and Android tablets in November, according to tech news site Boy Genius Report.
But you don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving, since there is no shortage of options for getting Microsoft Office software on your tablets. Here’s a quick look at the top three contenders.

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Mobile Learning and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

Mobile Learning and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"I have jumped onto the Flipped Classroom craze to take the opportunity to propose and discuss an experiential model of education (ala John Dewey and Kurt Hahn), one that has experience at its core and provides learning options for all types of learners. In this model, the videos, as they are discussed in the flipped classroom. support the learning rather than drive it.

 

My series on the Flipped Classroom – The Full Picture includes the following posts:

 

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture
Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education
Flipped Classroom Full Picture: An Example Lesson
UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture"

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Great to see Dewey and Hahn's work recognized here. 

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Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search

Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Google introduced Knowledge Graph, the company's new search technology that understands "things not strings" and adds rich and relevant details about your query in the sidebar of your search results.
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Raspberry Pi: 'a great experiment'

Raspberry Pi: 'a great experiment' | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Rory Cellan-Jones gets to grips with the Raspberry Pi with the help of computing student Isabell Long.

 

"The Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer designed to encourage children to learn programming, caught the imagination of millions when it was unveiled in February.

 

Now ... the first devices are beginning to be delivered to customers.

Mine arrived in the post a few days ago, so small that it came through the letterbox.

I wondered how to set about testing it and decided to invite a teenage programmer, Isabell Long, to come and help me out."


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