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The Faculty Project

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The Faculty Project brings academia's most outstanding professors to the computers, tablets, and smartphones of people all over the world.
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Main product page for Splashtop Whiteboard

Main product page for Splashtop Whiteboard | ELT Web | Scoop.it
Splashtop Whiteboard turns your iPad into an interactive whiteboard for remotely controlled presentations. Annotate over anything during presentations and more.
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iPad a Solid Education Tool, Study Reports

iPad a Solid Education Tool, Study Reports | ELT Web | Scoop.it

"More and more schools are jumping on the digital bandwagon and adopting iPads for daily use in the classroom. Apple’s education-related announcements yesterday will no doubt bolster the trend, making faculty tools and student textbooks more engaging and accessible."


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Tablets Will Transform the Classroom

Tablets Will Transform the Classroom | ELT Web | Scoop.it

Some schools are choosing to scrap textbooks all together in a pioneering pledge to remain at the forefront of technology. For the first time, schools have the opportunity to no longer be years behind with their classroom technology, but actually to be at the starting line, as the interface continues to evolve into a respectable tool for work purposes.


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Apple iBooks Author App Lets You Make Your Own Books, Free

Apple iBooks Author App Lets You Make Your Own Books, Free | ELT Web | Scoop.it

Using the app, which was announced at the same time as a new textbook experience for iPad, users can drag a Word file into a book creation space. The app automatically determines the best way to lay out the book and creates appropriate sections and headers. Users can then drag and resize images within the text and add definitions, photo galleries, movies Keynote presentations and 3D objects.


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Jack Mosel's comment, January 20, 2012 3:41 PM
Mashable site this is hosted on is terrible.. laggy and advertising top heavy.. look for the story's vid on youtube. Ap store is lame as usual and offers ZERO help...
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Could Doceri be the IWB killer?

Could Doceri be the IWB killer? | ELT Web | Scoop.it

The iPad app has all the normal software installed that would expect with your IWB, so you can use different modes such as a whiteboard mode that enables you to write on the board from your iPad using your finger or an additional stylus, or surf the internet and interact with the computer native software, or you can mix the two modes and annotate over web pages or software based applications. The app records your annotations too so that you can play them back as video animations.


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10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses | ELT Web | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I've done a lot of work developing writing and redeveloping online courses and course materials. In the initial rush to get learning online many organisations got themselves a Moodle platform and then attached a whole load of PDFs and .docs, added some forums and the odd video clip and called it an online course. It's no surprise then that drop out rates for online learning courses have been so high.


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Eli's curator insight, February 27, 2013 6:10 PM

Engagement is SO critical to learning, retention and productivity

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Teaching With Infographics | Places to Start

Teaching With Infographics | Places to Start | ELT Web | Scoop.it

Not only do charts, graphs and maps show up on standardized tests of all kinds, but whiteboard technology has made the graphic depiction of information that much more useful and ubiquitous in classrooms.


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judilibrarian's curator insight, December 23, 2012 10:00 AM

Time to add some "visual" inforgraphics  to my research skill set.

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The Nature of Curriculum

I often hear that children go to Wikipedia and print out the answer, without even reading it and then hand it in as homework. I'm sorry but if they can do that, it's the homework, not the child that is at fault. If the curriculum allows it to be done without engaging the brain then it's the curriculum we should worry about.


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Active children get best marks

Active children get best marks | ELT Web | Scoop.it
How well children perform in the classroom could be linked to how physically active they are, suggests a Dutch review of previous studies.
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Can Apple Technology Save Education?

Can Apple Technology Save Education? | ELT Web | Scoop.it

The education crisis in the United States has made headlines for quite some time. While education underperforms and stays largely behind other industries in its technology uptake, many of us have been looking to the promise of personal digital learning to revolutionize the classroom and education.Apple has proven a successful disruptive innovation in business and life with its iPhone, iTunes, and iPad technologies. Now, is it ready to disrupt education?


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Chris Lea's comment, January 21, 2012 11:28 AM
Thanks for all the great work and great links, Nik.
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An Analysis of the Education Category on Apple's App Store

An Analysis of the Education Category on Apple's App Store | ELT Web | Scoop.it

The analysis highlights industry best practices and future opportunities for developers, educators and researchers to influence this important, but under-scrutinized category by closely examining the content of children’s apps within the education category. The report continues the work of the groundbreaking iLearn, published in 2009 as a benchmark for change of an ever-growing and evolving category. (Free PDF Download)


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SnapIt - Screen Capture Software

Capture anything you see on your PC screen! SnapIt is convenient for bloggers who capture and crop images for ther posts, for tech writers who need to describe menus and interfaces of applications, web designers and those who work with graphics every day.

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Creating Custom Digital Content for iPad: Educators Have Options

Creating Custom Digital Content for iPad: Educators Have Options | ELT Web | Scoop.it

One of the things I've been looking into lately has been mobile content creation. With the rise of the tablet, I'm finding k12 and adult students are eager for opportunities to learn just-in-time with their device of choice. From an instructional design perspective, this means that to deliver to any & all devices, you've got to be looking towards HTML5.


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How college professors use Facebook

How college professors use Facebook | ELT Web | Scoop.it

It's a known fact that students are Facebook-obsessed. But a new survey shows that teachers might rival their younger counterparts when it comes to social media use. Nearly all professors are active on social media, and 80% of them use it as a teaching tool. Check out the infographic below to learn how college faculty are using social media both personally and professionally.


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Jenny Pesina's comment, January 13, 2012 6:18 PM
Fascinating - thanks, Nik!
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The Pedagogy of Play and the Role of Technology in Learning

The Pedagogy of Play and the Role of Technology in Learning | ELT Web | Scoop.it

One doesn't read "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" to develop strategy before playing the game. One starts by playing. This is true for all videogames. You start by exploring the world with curiosity and begin to develop a hypothesis of what you're supposed to do. Through trial, error, pattern recognition, logic and chance you continually reformulate your trajectory.

This model of learning is not only effective for videogames but for all digital tools, and I would argue that play -- especially in the digital sense -- is emerging as a pedagogical keystone for education in the 21st century.


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ScreenCastle | One Click Screencasting

ScreenCastle | One Click Screencasting | ELT Web | Scoop.it

Record a screencast directly from you browser.


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