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20 Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow - Online Universities

20 Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow - Online Universities | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t been radically changed by technology, and education is no exception. Few classrooms these days operate without digital tools, gadgets, or applications that have made it easier for teachers to track student progress and tailor lessons to student needs and interests. While the tools of today are great, there are even more great technological teaching tools and practices on the horizon, many of which are just starting to be adopted in the classroom or are just making it out of the developmental stages. These tools offer new and often very promising ways to connect with students and improve the quality of education offered in schools. Read on to learn about just a few of the websites, programs, and amazing technologies of the future teachers and students alike will soon be using.

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Delivering Web to Mobile « CETIS Publications

Delivering Web to Mobile « CETIS Publications | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The use of mobile devices for the consumption and use of Web content and services has grown steadily over the last few years and continues to do so, with analysts predicting that mobile will soon exceed the traditional desktop PC as the most common means users interact with the Web and other Internet services.

 

This report looks at the growth of mobile, the state of the Web and gives an overview of approaches to delivering content and services optimised for the mobile context. This includes approaches to Web design for responsive sites, leveraging access to device functions and capabilities and the use of Web technologies to build mobile applications.

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Raspberry Pi - a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard

Raspberry Pi - a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.

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Apple Reminds Teachers And IT Pros About Free Web iPad-In-Education Webcast Series | Cult of Mac

Apple Reminds Teachers And IT Pros About Free Web iPad-In-Education Webcast Series | Cult of Mac | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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The Dart Project - cost effective assistive technology solutions

The Dart Project - cost effective assistive technology solutions | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The DART project enables the practice that has led to the first class, cost effective assistive technology solutions that are in place for the learners at Beaumont College and National Star College to be shared with the wider sector. We are working with eight colleges on a one to one basis, and also developing a web resource for the wider sector containing detailed case studies...


The DART project has been funded through the LSIS Flexibility and Innovation Fund.

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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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Hull College: Film-maker to improve staff and student confidence | Excellence Gateway

Hull College: Film-maker to improve staff and student confidence | Excellence Gateway | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Following a merger, Hull College supported staff in using more video resources to avoid inconsistencies in teaching methods. Staff confidence in technology has increased through creating resources themselves and supporting students filming what they are learning. Learner confidence and self-evaluation has improved. The College shares best practice during cross college training.

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Raspberry Pi: helping to deliver the IT curriculum

Computing reporter Peter Gothard, sees first hand how the Raspberry Pi is helping Swallow Hill Community College deliver its IT curriculum.

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The MagPi - A Magazine For Raspberry Pi Users

The MagPi - A Magazine For Raspberry Pi Users | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The third issue of The MagPi, the Raspberry Pi community’s free-to-download magazine, comes out today, and there’s more content in there than ever. Jaseman (with help from Chris “tjz” Stagg and Antiloquax’s spare Raspberry Pi) has compiled a list of Debian essentials to try on your Raspberry Pi – including more than 150 free games. The beginners’ projects for interfacing using the GPIO ports on your Raspberry Pi continue (if you’re new to The MagPi, it’s worth reading through the issues 1 and 2 first); there’s more on that robot arm, a picture tutorial on making ribbon cable, and some ideas from Meltwater (and Rosie, age 5) on introducing the Raspberry Pi to small kids. There are more C, Scratch and Python tutorials…tell you what. Rather than describe everything that’s in the magazine, I’ll leave it to you to download your own copy.

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QR code- synthesized voice message

Generates qr-code for a synthesized voice message...
Via Kathleen Cercone, @LearningWheel
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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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