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Adobe Color CC

Adobe Color CC | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Color community.
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A great tool for playing with colour combinations and obtaining HEX codes for designing web sites, etc. Using a free Adobe account, generate and save favourite colour schemes on the fly.

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Features | Educators | REVEL | Pearson

Features | Educators | REVEL | Pearson | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
REVEL is an immersive learning experience that enlivens familiar and respected course content with media interactives and assessments. Designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement in the course, to better connect with students, and to break through to learning reimagined.

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Interactives are going to be increasingly embedded into learning content along with immediate feedback/assessment making today's textbooks seem outmoded.

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Interactives are going to be increasingly embedded into learning content along with immediate feedback/assessment making today's textbooks seem outmoded. #edtech #oers #highered #elearning #educators #acle #ala 

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Predictive Analytics: Anticipating Your Next Move by Steve Foreman : Learning Solutions Magazine

Predictive Analytics: Anticipating Your Next Move by Steve  Foreman : Learning Solutions Magazine | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Emerging Topics, Instructional Design, Management, Measurement, Professional Development
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“Analytics can provide us with powerful, detailed insight into the effectiveness of our learning programs, improve our ability to plan for future learning needs, and enable us to predict the success of our learners. Just as many of the websites we use are getting ‘smarter,’ saving us time, and becoming more personalized, we can apply analytics to provide the same benefits to the people who use our learning and performance solutions.”

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Bibblio | The theoretical background of Bibblio. We are more than meets the eye!

Bibblio | The theoretical background of Bibblio. We are more than meets the eye! | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Bibblio is a free educational resource. We encourage the use of open and self-determined learning strategies, using all the best and most engaging materials from the web.
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Education is what people do to you. Learning is what you do for yourself - Joi Ito

The quote opens a fundamental and interesting discussion about the nature of learning, and what we can do to support it. Surely learning and formal education are not entirely the same thing? But what exactly is the difference?

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The Best Graphic Design Trends of 2014

The Best Graphic Design Trends of 2014 | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Graphic design has become much more than beautiful designs. In fact, it has gone beyond website pages, here are a few graphic design styles that we are seeing this year.
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Key Questions for Online Learning Where Digital Living and Education Meet

Key Questions for Online Learning Where Digital Living and Education Meet | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
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Online learning, or e-learning, is the use of technology to deliver instruction and facilitate and enhance learning. Online learning today includes rich interactive media to promote deeper learning and access to tools that help students reflect on their skills, abilities, and progress as learners. As it has gained in both popularity and promise,
online learning has become a priority for institutional leaders to understand and apply to their institution’s particular pedagogical culture and strategic priorities. This EDUCAUSE research brief outlines key questions leaders should ask—and relevant data to consider—to help develop or refine a strategic direction for online
learning and the digital engagement it enables.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship

5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “q...
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The digital implementation and comfort gap among teachers is vast and also needs to be addressed.

I’ve been encouraged by student response to my first edition of teaching Digital and Social Media Literacies at Fern Creek High School–most students believe it should be a required course. It’s my hope that our collective exploration will serve as a building block for greater consideration and implementation of similar courses down the road.

We’ll never stop students’ cruel and immature online activity, but we can teach them how to be proactive and mindful in how they employ their devices, opening the door to more productive classroom technology application.

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It's Over: The Rise & Fall Of Google Authorship For Search Results

It's Over: The Rise & Fall Of Google Authorship For Search Results | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
After three years the great Google Authorship experiment has come to an end ... at least for now. Today John Mueller of Google Webmaster Tools announced in
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Inspirational Videos Help You Frame Focus + Follow Up Professional Development

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Inspirational Videos Help You Frame Focus + Follow Up Professional Development | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
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The videos are free and generally run between 5 - 10 minutes. Should you decide to use them, you may want to follow these guidelines from WNET for using digital media in the classroom.
Frame: Provide a context that helps viewers pay attention to the main content of the media. Ask questions about the topic explored in the media to activate prior knowledge. When necessary, provide any background information they may need to fully understand the media.
Focus: Help viewers notice the important aspects of the media by providing them with a specific focus, something to look for while they interact with the media. Without a focus for viewing, participants will notice all sorts of interesting details - but not necessarily the idea or information you want them to focus on.
Follow-up: Provide an opportunity for viewers to summarize what they saw and did - because they will notice and experience different things, and not always what you expected! Re-telling and discussing helps consolidate understanding and remember it.
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Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
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Elementary for a librarian, but worthwhile to share with clientele in educational environments.

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Google Street View Gets Sound via Amplifon Experiment

Google Street View Gets Sound via Amplifon Experiment | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Google Street View is a brilliant way to immerse yourself in some of the most remote parts of the world, but right now it’s a strictly visual experience. Amplifon, a... Keep reading →
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3D sketching system ‘revolutionizes’ design interaction and collaboration | KurzweilAI

3D sketching system ‘revolutionizes’ design interaction and collaboration | KurzweilAI | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
University of Montreal researchers present their Hyve-3D system at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference this week (credit: University of Montreal) University of
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Rethinking Gamification

Rethinking Gamification | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
The Gamification Lab and the Hybrid Publishing Lab of Leuphana University just released a nice Creative Commons-licensed edited collection of contributions that are "Rethinking Gamification". The P...
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Coding Etiquette to Make Other Developers Hate You Less - Market Blog

Coding Etiquette to Make Other Developers Hate You Less - Market Blog | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Ever spend hours searching for an error in the code of a website or app? We've all been there.
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It’s easy to write clean, manageable code that makes co-workers, other developers and your future self happy. 

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46 great examples of parallax scrolling websites | Web design | Creative Bloq

46 great examples of parallax scrolling websites | Web design | Creative Bloq | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
With new technologies like HTML5 and CSS3, it's becoming possible to create more advanced, interesting and remarkable effects in the browser. While these effects can be gimmicky, when employed in the right way they can result in a remarkable and memorable website.
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One big web design trend of the moment is parallax scrolling, which involves the background moving at a slower rate to the foreground, creating a 3D effect as you scroll down the page. It can sometimes be overwhelming, but when used sparingly it can provide a nice, subtle element of depth. 

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Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
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"No matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens."

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Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
"In the following MindShift article, Katrina Schwartz provides a list of great apps for education, pressure tested by teachers themselves."   via MindShift With the thousands of educational ap...
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10 Principles For Readable Web Typography - Smashing Magazine

10 Principles For Readable Web Typography - Smashing Magazine | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Readability is one of the more important aspects of Web design usability. Readable text affects how users process the information in the content. Poor readability scares readers away from the content. On the other hand, done correctly, readability allows users to efficiently read and take in the information in the text. You want users to be able to read your content and absorb it easily. In this post, we'll explain some Web typography terms and how they play into readability; we'll present numer
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Find The Very Best Apps For Your Smartphone or Tablet

Find The Very Best Apps For Your Smartphone or Tablet | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
It's no secret: the app stores run by Google and Apple are sagging under the weight of hundreds of thousands of low-quality, derivative apps. Many new releases don't get the attention they deserve if they get spotted at all. But all is not lost—put in the time and effort, and apply the right tricks, and you can quickly bring to the surface the best titles for your devices.
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23 iPad Google Apps Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 iPad Google Apps Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
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#Google has several officially released #apps that teachers (and anyone else) can use on their #iPads. All of these apps are available for free download from the iTunes app store. Recently,  Shake Up Learning published this wonderful infographic where she featured some useful Google apps for iPad. As is the case with all the visuals she shares, this graphic sums up the most essential Google apps every teacher should be aware of. 

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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.
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Online #collaboration : Scientists and the #socialnetwork - #socialmedia #academia

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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Future Library – A Liquid Network for Ideas

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Future Library – A Liquid Network for Ideas | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
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However, even with our very best ways of posting and hosting ideas today, the reality is that most public and private companies tend to have a rather short life expectancy, and some concepts come with a far longer gestation period. That’s where the more stable storehouses of information at public libraries comes into play. 

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Mail Markup for Gmail Lets You Annotate Files from Your Inbox

Mail Markup for Gmail Lets You Annotate Files from Your Inbox | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Design collaboration service Framebench has released a new Chrome extension that makes it easy to annotate files over Gmail without having to download them to your computer. Mail Markup taps... Keep reading →
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A Safe Space for Dangerous Ideas; a Dangerous Space for Safe Thinking - Hybrid Pedagogy

A Safe Space for Dangerous Ideas; a Dangerous Space for Safe Thinking - Hybrid Pedagogy | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Danger and safety are both integral to education, particularly if one ascribes to critical pedagogy, which is, in many respects, about balancing the two elements.
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Lifehacker Pack for Chrome: Our List of the Essential Extensions

Lifehacker Pack for Chrome: Our List of the Essential Extensions | Google, Apps, WebDev, UX | Scoop.it
Google's Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It's tough to sift through the store to find what's useful though, so let us save you some time with this collection of the best Chrome extensions.
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