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Touchcast

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TouchCasts are completely clickable. A TouchCast is a video that is fully browsable, responsive, and alive. Webpages, images, and an assembly of video Apps (vApps) can be tapped for a two-way video experience.

It's a TV studio in your hands. Create broadcast-quality videos with a built-in teleprompter, green screen, visual filters, sound effects, and titles. Watch TouchCasts from the app or online


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This looks like a very useful app!  My head is already buzzing with potential uses for my classes!  Can't wait to try it out. Thanks Nik!

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Jan Ankerstjerne's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:28 AM

Great app

Hendrika GREEN's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:49 PM

Looking forward to seeing this one used!

Daily Quotation's curator insight, July 29, 2013 10:49 AM

Brilliant idea!

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Touchcast

Touchcast | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

TouchCasts are completely clickable. A TouchCast is a video that is fully browsable, responsive, and alive. Webpages, images, and an assembly of video Apps (vApps) can be tapped for a two-way video experience.

It's a TV studio in your hands. Create broadcast-quality videos with a built-in teleprompter, green screen, visual filters, sound effects, and titles. Watch TouchCasts from the app or online


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This looks like a very useful app!  My head is already buzzing with potential uses for my classes!  Can't wait to try it out. Thanks Nik!

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Jan Ankerstjerne's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:28 AM

Great app

Hendrika GREEN's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:49 PM

Looking forward to seeing this one used!

Daily Quotation's curator insight, July 29, 2013 10:49 AM

Brilliant idea!

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

The American Association of School Librarians has just released "The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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Great sites that make tech engaging for students...sharing, collaborating, and sites to help with organization, plus much more.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:00 PM

Some cool new tools for you to share with your friends and workers, from the AASL.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:02 PM

Great list of educational tools for 2013 from AASL!

 

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:34 PM

This list ties together a number of resources that can help a teacher organize their teaching tools that address 21st-century learning.

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Internet Safety Month - Resources - Share My Lesson

Internet Safety Month - Resources - Share My Lesson | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
The Share My Lesson team has put together a collection of free lesson plans, materials and activities spread the awareness of Internet safety in your classroom and school.

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Five lessons to share with elementary students concerning internet safety and cyberbullying.   

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Free PowerPoint Templates

Free PowerPoint Templates | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

Download Free PowerPoint Templates and backgrounds for your presentations. This is a free collection of themes for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 that you can download to make better presentations with unique styles and effects.


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Thirty-eight pages - ten slides per page.  A wide selection of topics and designs.  Some thumbnail images do not load, but there are  descripion blocks for each.  The slide template can also be viewed by clicking through.

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Janet Ilko's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:59 AM

Going to use these for my end of the year presentation to the school board! Quick and easy.

Ester Álvarez's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:32 AM

Descarga plantillas gratis para las presentaciones power point y dales un aspecto novedoso y más profesional.

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, July 7, 2013 2:12 PM

Good collection!

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GameDesk » PlayMaker School

GameDesk » PlayMaker School | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
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"Traditional subjects, grade levels, and classroom style spaces have been transformed to accommodate hands-on, immersive, and play-oriented experiences resulting in tangible products and transferable knowledge."

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Visual.ly lets you design Infographics for presentations

Visual.ly lets you design Infographics for presentations | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

Visual.ly is the world’s largest community of dataviz and infographics that let you create, explore and share infographics online. This can be a good resource for data presenters and educators to create stunning and awesome infographics for elearning or businesses.

Visual.ly homepage http://visual.ly/


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Screencasting

Screencasting | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

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John Wootton's comment, July 9, 2013 5:02 PM
A few really good apps etc out there now ... Screenchomp ... Explain Everything .... Choose what suits your students
stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:33 AM

Wow - nothing missing from here for screencasting tips - start the Flip journey

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, July 7, 1:28 AM

Including Rubrics

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Presentation Tools / Elementary School - appoLearning

Presentation Tools / Elementary School - appoLearning | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
The best Presentation Tools apps handpicked by educational professionals.

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21st Cent. Learners's curator insight, June 1, 2013 2:01 PM

Recommended apps that allow children to produce beautiful presentations showing their thinking and learning!

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Scientists construct first map of how the brain organizes everything we see

Scientists construct first map of how the brain organizes everything we see | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
Our eyes may be our window to the world, but how do we make sense of the thousands of images that flood our retinas each day?

 

It has long been thought that each category of object or action humans see — people, animals, vehicles, household appliances and movements — is represented in a separate region of the visual cortex. In this latest study, UC Berkeley researchers found that these categories are actually represented in highly organized, overlapping maps that cover as much as 20 percent of the brain, including the somatosensory and frontal cortices.

 

Maps show how different categories of living and non-living objects that we see are related to one another in the brain’s “semantic space.” To conduct the experiment, the brain activity of five researchers was recorded via functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) as they each watched two hours of movie clips. The brain scans simultaneously measured blood flow in thousands of locations across the brain.

 

Researchers then used regularized linear regression analysis, which finds correlations in data, to build a model showing how each of the roughly 30,000 locations in the cortex responded to each of the 1,700 categories of objects and actions seen in the movie clips. Next, they used principal components analysis, a statistical method that can summarize large data sets, to find the “semantic space” that was common to all the study subjects.

 

The results are presented in multicolored, multidimensional maps showing the more than 1,700 visual categories and their relationships to one another. Categories that activate the same brain areas have similar colors. For example, humans are green, animals are yellow, vehicles are pink and violet and buildings are blue.


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Belinda Suvaal's curator insight, December 21, 2012 12:15 PM

From the article:

"A clearer understanding of how the brain organizes visual input can help with the medical diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. These findings may also be used to create brain-machine interfaces, particularly for facial and other image recognition systems. Among other things, they could improve a grocery store self-checkout system’s ability to recognize different kinds of merchandise." 

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the ro
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A Straightforward Guide To Using Pinterest In Education - Edudemic

A Straightforward Guide To Using Pinterest In Education - Edudemic | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Pinterest in education? Find out with this highly visual and simple look at how to use Pinterest (great for beginners!)

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, May 18, 2013 2:20 AM

I am a huge fan of Pinterest and will definitely try this out in my classroom; though Pinterest is not so well known in the UK.

Jan Schwartz's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:32 PM

I admit to knowing nothing about Pinterest, but this makes it look interesting and useful.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, May 18, 2013 3:15 PM

Good guide

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Effective Classroom Presentations

I delivered a talk at Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) on May 03, 2013 addressing a group of nearly 50 higher-ed educators on the use of technology in the classroom...


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Michele Cairns's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:18 AM

Before setting your students off to do their PPT have them review this.

Enrique Adolfo Simmonds Barrios's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:26 PM

We have to know how is the better way to show effective classroom presentations

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 26, 2013 12:02 AM

An effective presentation to watch!

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

Here's our take on some popular approaches to Presentation Design seen in some work by great presenters. Enjoy! Download here for a Tweet!: http://goo.gl/eV54K

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.

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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ...

Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ... | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

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Nice visual to guide student thinking

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Overarcher's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:55 AM

socratic questioning in pictures, love it!

Maria Persson's comment, July 11, 2013 6:15 PM
My daily life at work and play so often involves Socratic questioning - I never get bored and constantly on a learning curve! Thanks for sharing this great resource!
Margarita Parra's comment, July 22, 2013 10:01 PM
There is an approach to solving a problem, by Guy Brousseau. It looks much like this process.And it works!
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100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | knowledge guru

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | knowledge guru | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

By Steve Boller

 

"Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague."


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Research and studies, reasons for using GBL in education, design considerations, blogs and much more!  Thanks Jim, great resource guide!

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aanve's curator insight, February 20, 9:51 PM

www.aanve.com

 

Debra Walker's curator insight, March 11, 4:47 PM

I have recently been working with organizations on how the introduction of gamification into their training and development strategy plans for employee skill development.  The interesting thing as well is the application of the concepts to both hard and soft skills, that allow for returning to the results in the future as well as updating of skills as the individual progresses.   

Valeria&Giorgia's curator insight, March 13, 8:43 AM

Ci sono moltissimi games finalizzati all'apprendimento, da quelli che stimolano la discussione, a quelli basati sulla ricerca.

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Definition Of Digital Citzenship

Definition Of Digital Citzenship | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
What is the definition of digital citizenship?
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An infograph with 27 words and brief definitions for digital citizenship.  This would be useful posted near the computer workstations and useful for discussion.

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Is the Tea Party Right About the Common Core?

Is the Tea Party Right About the Common Core? | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
Although it may be hard for some education leaders to acknowledge, the substance of the Tea Party's criticism of common-core standards is solid
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In the interest of hearing all sides of this debate this article offers an anti-CCS stance (based mainly on the Tea Party opposition to CCS) and offers reasons why the reasons may be sound. 

 

Interesting read to get more perspective on the issue.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

>A great list of resources for all levels of librarians.

 

"Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there! Please feel free to add your suggestions!"


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The best PowerPoint trick you don't know about

The best PowerPoint trick you don't know about | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
PowerPoint has some amazing drawing tools that lets you create all kinds of illustrations. But sometimes it can be frustrating when you group text with an object to create an image because when you...

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AnnaB's curator insight, June 5, 2013 2:44 AM

add your insight...

 
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:29 AM

A neverendingstory of amazing tools to improve Powerpoint.

 

Has prezi killed the Slide-star???

Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 7, 2013 6:39 AM

Really interesting information!

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Recordium - Add Visual Notes to Audio Recordings

Recordium - Add Visual Notes to Audio Recordings | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
Recordium is a new iPad and iPhone for creating audio recordings. At first glance the app reminded me Sound Cloud. Like Sound Cloud, Recordium can be used to quickly create a spoken note or to record someone playing an instrument. Recordium can be used to trim the end or beginning of a recording. You can also snip out a middle portion of a recording and save it as a separate recording or trash it. Where Recordium gets interesting is in the annotation features. The app allows you to highlight and tag portions of your recordings. Your tags can even include pictures. Completed recordings can be shared to a number of services including Google Drive and Evernote.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:23 PM

I can see many uses for this tool!

Peggy Milam Creighton's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:36 PM

the visual tag feature is cool

Lucia Ernewein's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:23 PM

Has anyone tried this app?  It sounds great!

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The Top Fifty Librarian Blogs | GetDegrees.com

The Top Fifty Librarian Blogs | GetDegrees.com | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
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46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it
Katie and I can't cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 28, 2013 4:25 PM

Have used some of these apps but there are more to look at.

Homeschool FL's curator insight, June 2, 2013 8:33 PM

Educational apps are popping up daily, but the question for parents is, how to know which ones are worth using, and which ones are not? Because let's face it, the app industry is out to make money, and many times app developers are very astute at making an app that "looks" educational, but in reality is just full of ads and sneaky ways of getting your children to buy something.

 

This article lists 46 different websites that review apps for teachers and students. This should help cut through the clutter and help pinpoint the useful from the fluff.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:45 AM

Try them out see what you think. I'm investigating

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Animate Cut-outs in PowerPoint (Basic) | Common Craft

Animate Cut-outs in PowerPoint (Basic) | Common Craft | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

This short video shares the basic steps to animating Common Craft Cut-outs using PowerPoint.  It is part of series focused on helping you make Common Craft Style videos and presentations using common tools. 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:39 PM

Great tips on how to animate cut-outs in PowerPoint to create a screencast of a tutorial or a presentation for learning purposes.

You can download the cut-outs from the Common Craft library http://www.commoncraft.com/cut-out-library or create your own images.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:59 PM

Geat article, I have always wanted to know how to create commoncraft kind of ppt. Thanks for sharing!

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Narrated Slideshow – Screencast Tool Comparison

Narrated Slideshow – Screencast Tool Comparison | Elementary School Library | Scoop.it

A screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen with audio narration. Screencasts can include telestrator (‘John Madden pen’) annotations. Narrated slideshows include audio recordings synchronized to images without hand-drawn annotations.

Screencasts and narrated slideshows can be created with two kinds of tools:

1. Browser-based: Create an account on the website and use a modern web browser like Google Chrome or FireFox to record, save and share it.

2. Client-based: Download and install software on a computing device to record and save.


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Jenn Alevy's comment, May 12, 2013 10:35 PM
Thank you for sharing!
Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, May 14, 2013 3:06 AM

Great comparison !!

Katie Jane's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:55 AM

This looks like it would be something that could be really handy for prodjects for class. that way we could not only have all of the information in front of us to see, but also hear whats going on as well.