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Vintage stock footage and millions of stock photo images comprising one of the largest royalty-free archival footage collections in the world. All broadcast quality and available for immediate download in HD and SD formats, including professional screeners.
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The what and how of utilizing technology in the learning process.
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Assessing iPad Work - December 2015

Assessing iPad Work - December 2015 | Going Digital | Scoop.it

When I first started using the iPad with my students 5 years ago there was not the array of solutions we now have for assessing the work. The first few weeks of using iPads I was writing post-it-notes on the iPads to provide feedback. Schools just starting their iPad deployments certainly have the benefit of hindsight and also have many options for assessing iPad work. However, schools using too many tools can confuse both staff and students of where to put work and resources. Here's what we use:

 

For EYFS, digital profiling can certainly save teachers lots of time. It also allows teachers to quickly capture the children's learning and match with EYFS. iPad apps such as Tapestry http://tapestry.info/ or 2Simple Build a Profile https://www.2buildaprofile.com/ are good examples of this.

 

In Key Stage 1 and Year 3 (Ages 5-8) we have this term been using SeeSaw www.seesaw.me. It is a free app that allows the teacher to, in essence create a private class blog that the children post to. I really like the fact that the students log on by scanning a QR Code which certainly saves time. The app includes simple features that allow the children to reflect on learning by uploading images, videos and drawings then annotating them with text and audio. The teacher can then moderate the work, approve them and comment. Very simple and nice way into using tools such as www.showbie.com

We use Showbie with our children aged 8 and above. It is widely used as a way to provide individual feedback to pupils and capture their progress across a task/project. The assignment structure means teachers do not have to create folders for students. We use Showbie to provide resources for students, comment on their work and it is our main iPad assessment and evidence tool. Other features such as the built-in e-reader and annotation tools have also been popular.

 

A problem with iPad evidence is linking the digital media the students create to their exercise books. We have recently started using Aurasma app to embed videos into the books. For example, a science experience could be recorded, edited in iMovie and attached to the physical work in the student's Science books.

 

A similar thing is done using QR Codes where we put them on display with the children's work to link to the digital files. Apps such as My Story Maker and Hopscotch programming app allow the user to create a web-link which can then be attached to QR codes. For example, My Story will display eBooks the students have created on a web-page so parents can view them on any device.

 

We are also looking at Foldr, www.freeyourfiles.co.uk as a way to save iPad work and files from any device at home or school to our school network. iTunes U now has Showbie-esque assessment tools that have really enhanced that solution. Particularly with ability for students to submit in their own work and be graded/receive feedback. http://www.apple.com/uk/education/ipad/itunes-u/ 

 

There are now lots of options for assessment and storing iPad work and it is worth testing as many as you can because it is not as simple as one size fits all.

 

We have updated the Assessment and Evidence section of our iPad Teacher Guide app, more details at www.ipadteachers.com


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Evaluating ed-tech tools | CORELL

Evaluating ed-tech tools | CORELL | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Here at COERLL we value the use of technology in the language classroom. As open educators, we believe that educational materials and tools should be open. By “open”, we mean: easy to access, customizable, affordable for teachers and students, and created for the greater good of a community of educators. Unfortunately, educational technology and openness do not always go hand in hand.

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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back on these generational generalizations, noting that assumptions regarding their attitudes, hobbies, and abilities are hurting them academically. One of the biggest misconceptions students at last week’s New Media Consortium’s Summer Conference (NMC) brought up was the idea that millennials are digital natives.

"Most people have heard this story before: the eight-year-old son teaching his forty-year-old dad how to use some new device or app. However, despite being an allegory of our times, a lot has been said off-the-record about misconceptions regarding students’ technological abilities. In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use. It’s a point the students at NMC echoed."


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This is something I'd like to address beginning in middle school.
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Best Digital Literacy Websites: 32 Great Resources and Tools

Best Digital Literacy Websites: 32 Great Resources and Tools | Going Digital | Scoop.it
A comprehensive list of the 32 best websites and resources to help you improve your digital literacy, or help you teach digital literacy to others.

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Class Tech Tips: 5 Ways To Use Spark Creation Tools To Empower K-12 Learners

Class Tech Tips: 5 Ways To Use Spark Creation Tools To Empower K-12 Learners | Going Digital | Scoop.it
This past weekend I had the chance to share tips, strategies and lesson ideas for educators looking to empower their students with creation tools. At the Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference in New Jersey I led a session with ways to use the totally free, BYOD-friendly Adobe Spark creation tools. I first started using the Spark creation tools when looking for a way for students to publish their creations on an iPad, Chromebook, or any device with a web-browser.

If you haven’t checked out these three tools before, Spark Post is perfect for making graphics, Spark Video lets students make their own movies, and Spark Page is a powerful and easy tool for creating a website. Click here to access all three free tools or for links to download the iOS apps. In the list below I share five ways to use Spark creation tools to empower students across in any subject area!

 

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If you haven't encountered Adobe's Spark Tools previously, Monica Burns provides an excellent starting point. The Spark Tools are very powerful, easy to use, and also FREE.


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8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling

8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling | Going Digital | Scoop.it
First appeared on Edudemic.  (Updated 3/14/2014) 8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version…
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16 Apps that Support the Creative Process

16 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"Creativity is more than the ability to paint a pretty picture; it is a way in which original ideas are born and how they take form. It is about pushing boundaries, solving problems and bringing together skills in unique ways."


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Developmental Asset - Creativity! Coming to MHMS June 5th!

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Technology enables collaborative creation globally from your device. These apps help.
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How to Use Diigo’s New Outlining Tool: Social Bookmarking Made Easy

How to Use Diigo’s New Outlining Tool: Social Bookmarking Made Easy | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Social bookmarking is the modern student’s research tool. As I share in Reinventing Writing, research and pre-writing helps a student start strong. But how? Here’s your answer: Diigo has a fantastic new outlining tool! Before students write, have them turn in their outlines to you. Also, require that they rephrase their research sources at the point they […]
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Great post to help students/teachers get started using Diigo to bookmark/research/collaborate/organize.
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Diigo outliner supports image now

Diigo outliner supports image now | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Outliner is a great way to organize your research systematically. This new update allows you to insert images into an outliner directly on Diigo website. Here are some features in this update: Choose images from the sidebar and insert them into an outliner Better search in the sidebar panel Expand all annotations in an outliner Don't…
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Diigo Outliner is a great way to organize, collaborate, and take notes while doing research.
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Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online

Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

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Gamification for the WIN!

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Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners

 

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10 Good Music Apps for High School Students

10 Good Music Apps for High School Students | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Creation tools for musicians.
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Sharing a Great Resource and Techniques for Web Content Fact Checking | Emerging Education Technologies

Sharing a Great Resource and Techniques for Web Content Fact Checking | Emerging Education Technologies | Going Digital | Scoop.it
If you can't find anything about the information you seek to assess on any of the fact checker sites, then the next suggestion is to “go upstream”. That is, try to identify the original source of the information and consider its validity. This is where things really get going – the first technique is helpful and convenient, but this one is more fundamental.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 13, 7:50 AM

Some really useful techniques.

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Some really useful techniques.

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Fotostars - online photo editor

Fotostars - online photo editor | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Fotostars is a free online photo editor that includes over 50 photo effects that will add a unique style and character to every one of your photographs. To use the online photo effects, just choose the effect you like from the list. You will see results and your photo’s transformation right away.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 16, 1:55 AM

A useful and easy to use free online image editor.

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6 Great Tools for Creating Classroom Newspapers

6 Great Tools for Creating Classroom Newspapers | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Must Have Ed Tech Apps, Tools, and Resources for the 2017-2018 School Year

Must Have Ed Tech Apps, Tools, and Resources for the 2017-2018 School Year | Going Digital | Scoop.it

"The right education technology can increase student engagement, enhance student learning, and save valuable instructional time. But with countless ed tech options available, finding the best tools isn’t easy. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite ed tech apps, tools, and resources for the upcoming school year."


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7 Elite Secrets To Focusing In An Age of Distraction

7 Elite Secrets To Focusing In An Age of Distraction | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Newport says that managing one's attention not only makes you more productive, but also is, in the words of science writer Winifred Gallagher, “the sine qua non of the good life and the key to improving virtually every aspect of your experience.”
Here are seven tips for learning to do deep work and cultivating time for it.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 5:13 AM

Some interesting tips.

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Being present is essential to what we are doing and who we are with. It means ignoring distractions i.e. email, being bored, quite social media, etc.
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TED talks for autonomous listening: ten activities

TED talks for autonomous listening: ten activities | Going Digital | Scoop.it
The first week of the Electronic Village Online is in full swing! I'm co-moderating the session on teaching listening, and this week, under the guidance of Lizzie Pinard, we've started out with the topic of encouraging learner autonomy. One great thing about online sessions like this one is that there are a lot of participants who share a…

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These are great activities to use with older students, especially if one is looking at autonomous learning.  
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BibMe: Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard

BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard
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5 EASY Techie Tools for Social Studies Projects

5 EASY Techie Tools for Social Studies Projects | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Digital activities for Social Studies: 5 EASY to use technology tools for Social Studies Projects
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Love number 3! Newspaper Generator.
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Organizing Research with Diigo Outliner - From Beth Holland - EdTechTeacher

Organizing Research with Diigo Outliner - From Beth Holland - EdTechTeacher | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Beth Holland provides an overview of the new Diigo Outliner in this post that first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.
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SciGirls Profiles: Real Women, Real Jobs

SciGirls Profiles: Real Women, Real Jobs | Going Digital | Scoop.it
SciGirls Strategies: Gender Equitable Teaching Practices in Career and Technical Education Pathways for High School Girls empowers career and technical education (CTE) educators and guidanc
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6 Tips to Help Beginners Manage Their Own Website 

6 Tips to Help Beginners Manage Their Own Website  | Going Digital | Scoop.it

Most people go online and never really leave. Ofcom reported that UK adults spent nearly one day (21.6 hours) each week online in 2016. The study, conducted by the UK’s communications regulating body, also found that these numbers will continue to grow as new users go online for the first time. 


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What are the basics you need to get your web site up and running?

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9 Great Search Tools Extensions for Students

9 Great Search Tools Extensions for Students | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Power up your google searches.
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