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Create Your Own Comic

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Marvel.com is the source for Marvel comics, digital comics, comic strips, and more featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men and all your favorite superheroes.

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carmen campos's curator insight, December 13, 2015 8:12 AM

EAsy to use!

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, December 15, 2015 7:28 PM

drag, drop, create own dialogue

Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 20, 1:48 AM

כלי ליצירה של קטעי קומיקס עם גיבורי מארוול.

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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | E-learning | Scoop.it

If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don’t even have a bookstore that is accessible by users and many people are left to fend for themselves to load content on it.

Here is a comprehensive free e-book resource catalog online. All of these books are hardware agnostic, which means they are not locked by DRM (Digital Rights Management). All you have to do is simply download a title and load in via the USB cable from your computer to your e-reader. Many of these sites also provide the books in more than one format, so they will work with your Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony e-reader and hundreds of others.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 17, 2015 9:55 AM

Great resource, and it's free!

Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, February 18, 2015 11:52 AM

Here is a cool one for all my Kindle toting friends - a comprehensive list of sources for free e-books.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 2015 11:20 AM

Great resource for BYOD schools who want to create a level playing field for all students with all devices.

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Gamifying School: Gamification Reaches the Classroom via Forbes

Gamifying School: Gamification Reaches the Classroom via Forbes | E-learning | Scoop.it
It is one of the key emerging trends in learning, but according to experts the next few years could see gamification move from the periphery to become the cornerstone of our classrooms.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 22, 2015 3:08 PM

Great post emphasizing how the classroom and real life are running together like two trains on the same track. Gamification is a classroom natural since it creates an identifiable tribe working on a shared objective with friendly competition and a sale to know who is contributing and who isn't.

Great Forbes post on how gamification is about to be a big hit in the classroom.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 22, 2015 4:47 PM

#Forbes #article makes a great point about how #Gamification  is a growing  #Trend in #Education and we are only beginning to see its impact. 

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Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom

Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom | E-learning | Scoop.it

Explore instructional strategies for implementing the flipped classroom approach to support a learner-centered, project-based approach to learning to liberate your face-to-face time in the classroom. Implications for classroom management, effective assessment, problem-solving and collaboration to improve student motivation and engagement in the classroom. Put the flipped model into context with brain-based learning research.

 

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university.


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Patti Griffiths Bryant's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:34 PM

Flipping - flipping - flipping.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 2014 9:55 PM

Kay Lehmann's online classes are always superb.


Don't miss this one! .  

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:30 AM

If you want online training for a flipped classroom here is a link.

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | E-learning | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter you’re presenting in your classroom. If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming: How much should I switch around? What is best for the classroom vs at home? Why am I doing this again anyway?

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Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 6, 8:51 PM
Info-graphic guide to help anyone new to the idea of Flipped Classroom teaching.
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Blended Learning: Does Your LMS Make The Grade?

Blended Learning: Does Your LMS Make The Grade? | E-learning | Scoop.it
6 Success Factors for a "Blended Friendly" LMS By Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus Blended learning. Integrated learning. Hybrid learning. Flipped classroom. Whatever term yo...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:25 AM

Flipped, blended, hybrid, seems like we did all this way back in the day... What's old is new again.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 24, 2014 4:37 AM

"Teaching just ain't what it used to be anymore..."  Factors that can help the learning experience for teachers and pupils.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Flashcards from Google Spreadsheets

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Flashcards from Google Spreadsheets | E-learning | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"Flippity is a free tool for creating flashcards from data in a Google Spreadsheet. Flippity provides clear directions for the simple steps to take to create your flashcards. To create your flashcards use the Flippity template, enter your data, publish the spreadsheet to the web, then grab your Flippity link. Your Flippity link will take you to a Flippity page on which you and your students can flip through your flashcards. Flippity includes a shuffle function and an option to remove cards from your deck of flashcards as you flip through them."


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Cassandra Gadouas's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:25 PM

I'll bet I could use this idea with clients as well.

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How To Use Google Forms To Create Your Own Self-Grading Quiz ~ MakeUseOf

How To Use Google Forms To Create Your Own Self-Grading Quiz ~ MakeUseOf | E-learning | Scoop.it

by Angela Alcorn

 

"Are you a teacher or trainer? Someone involved in a hiring process? Do you need to check somehow that other people have the skills or knowledge that you expect them to? Well, you’re going to love what you can do using Google Forms. You can create a self-grading test for whatever your purposes are. That’s powerful!

 

"Google Forms are amazing tools, allowing you to do some really advanced tricks with forms as the front-end and spreadsheets at the heart. Once you get started you’ll be amazed at just how much you can achieve with this basic premise. Today we’ll look at how to create a self-grading quiz using Google Forms. From there, you’ll no doubt find a lot more ways to use forms and spreadsheets."


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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:17 PM

Google forms, combined with the open script gallery, are some of the most powerful tool available in Google Apps for Education!

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Six steps to beat the ‘technology trap’

Six steps to beat the ‘technology trap’ | E-learning | Scoop.it
More and more teachers are using technology in their classroom – but are they using it effectively? Auckland teachers Saunil Hagler and Brandon Laurenson explain their unique and successful methodo...
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Tips You Need To Know When Sharing Google Drive Docs with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tips You Need To Know When Sharing Google Drive Docs with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-learning | Scoop.it

"The sharing functionally that Google Drive offers to its users is really an amazing feature.It is ideal for sharing files and documents with students. What is even better is the fact that you can control who sees and edits your files with visibility options and access levels. In today's post, I am going to show you how to use these two features to share documents, files, and folders with your students."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 9, 2014 11:01 AM

Privacy settings on Google Drive!

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 10, 2014 9:05 AM

beneficial for those of us just beginning to use google with our students.   

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5 tools to turn quotes into pictures

5 tools to turn quotes into pictures | E-learning | Scoop.it
Do you know that 90 percent of the information transmitted to the brain is visual? Actually, visual content is processed 60,000 times faster than text!
Images

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, June 13, 2014 6:56 PM


Combining quotes and images....

Brian Fanzo's curator insight, June 13, 2014 8:03 PM

Great list of tools here.. I use @Canva & @WordSwapApp 

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Motion of Tectonic Plates

"This video is from the BBC documentary film Earth: The Power Of The Planet.  The clip is also embedded in this story map that tells the tale of Earth’s tectonic plates, their secret conspiracies, awe-inspiring exhibitions and subtle impacts on the maps and geospatial information we so often take for granted as unambiguous."


Tags: physical, tectonics, disasters, mapping, geospatial, mapping, video, ESRI.


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Imagining Continental Drift

"This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 18, 2015 9:04 PM

While plate tectonics is now universally accepted, when Alfred Wegener first proposed continental drift it was it was greeted with a great deal of skepticism from the academic community.  This video nicely shows how scientific advancement requires exploration and imagination, and whole lot of heart.   


Tagstectonicsphysicalgeomorphology, K12STEM, video.

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http://www.bharatemployment.com/

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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | E-learning | Scoop.it
The apps below represent 52 (which conveniently works out to about one per week if you want to try them that way) of the best apps for your classroom. There are apps that help teachers gather data, scan exams, contact parents, promote research, keep notes, share documents, or even flip your classroom in 2015.

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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 29, 2014 8:13 AM

Could be gold in them thar hills

Kelly Herta's curator insight, December 30, 2014 4:21 PM

Lots of great apps, some new, some old......

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, January 1, 2015 10:20 PM

Some interesting Apps I have not previously heard of

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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | E-learning | Scoop.it

When a school leader neglects to allocate sufficient professional development time for newly-purchased classroom technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader doesn’t provide adequate technical support personnel for a new 1:1 laptop initiative, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader purchases system-wide learning software with little thought given to long-term financial and instructional sustainability, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader fails to ensure adequate parent education and support before initiating expensive, organization-wide technology programs, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:15 AM

Scott McCleod lays it all out with refreshing candor and insight.

Library Staff's curator insight, August 5, 2014 7:01 PM

Challenging leaders to follow up on their ideas and vision.

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Special Report: Blended and Flipped


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 2014 11:40 PM

Fresh information about Blended and Flipped online education. 

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 22, 2014 9:44 AM

Another collection of very practical articles from Faculty Focus.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 6, 2015 10:01 PM

This report is certainly required reading, especially if you are planning on flipping your class. 

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Online learning: Myths, reality & Promise

Myths & Reality

 

The paper’s sections on myths and realities confront misconceptions about what online learning means for students, teachers and the system as a whole. Key topics include:

 

• The range of students served by online learning;

• The power of personalized online learning;

• The daily experiences of online learners and

teachers;

• The role of technology; and

• Evidence in support of online learning.


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Eja Kliphuis's curator insight, June 20, 2014 3:23 AM

at first glance this looks like a paper that will give me much food for thought. I will read it

Eja Kliphuis's curator insight, June 20, 2014 3:23 AM

at first glance this looks like a paper that will give me much food for thought. I will read it

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 2014 2:48 PM

Hardly unbiased, but some good things to think about. 

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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | E-learning | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

Mary Mourton's curator insight, March 17, 11:55 AM

Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

Carol

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Checklist for Online Instructors

E-Learning Certificate Program: Checklist for Online Instructors | E-learning | Scoop.it

The checklist presents best practices in online teaching. Included are essential ideas for all online instructors during all stages of an online course. 

What do you do before the class starts?What should be accomplished during the first week of class?What expectations should be met during the class?How do you make the most of your last week of class?

Each stage includes checklists for: 

Managerial ExpectationsSocial ExpectationsPedagogical / Instructional Design Expectations.Technical Expectations
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:29 PM

Best Practices: Think of this as a quick way to review the institutional wisdom developed over the past decade of intense online teaching at UW-Stout.  These aren't new and original ideas. These insights come from  tried and true Lessons Learned!  

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ClassTools.net

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description by EdSurge

 

"Russel Tarr, a teacher in France, has a Pinterest-like school tools board that rivals the stuff of legends and has earned high praisesfrom influential edublogger like Vicki Davis. His site, Classtools.net, has recommendations for free, low-tech tools from graphic organizers to video game makers."


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Dana Hoffman's comment, June 19, 2014 12:20 PM
yes I thought so too.
Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 19, 2014 8:49 PM

The ultimate collaboration, sharing information from France. Good stuff!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 20, 2014 9:35 AM

Quite a collection of tools there!

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University of Wisconsin: Guidelines for effective online discussions

This resource will help you, as an instructor, consider many factors that contribute to a successful implementation of online discussion in your course.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:57 PM

Good advice from a trusted source.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:09 AM

Some good tips here. 

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, June 14, 2014 3:05 PM

an element of an interesting "knowledge base"