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New Flip 16

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Top 6 Apps for Flipping Your Classroom

Top 6 Apps for Flipping Your Classroom | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Teachers all over the world are flipping their classrooms. Instead of doing homework and projects at home, students watch lectures and videos.

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Sharon Whittington's curator insight, August 23, 2013 7:00 AM

Good tools for teaching.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, April 1, 9:14 AM

Great resources for flipping or allowing students to create lessons to teach. 

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Turning documents into conversations

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NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 11:23 AM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Thoreauback's curator insight, April 9, 10:14 AM

WOW! I use freewrites in my face-to-face class because I don't believe a person can write without thinking. Yet, the document students are writing about is always distinct from the free write. In LMS discussion boards the situation is the same.

 

Do you remember how annotations use to appear in the margins of really good books? This is the same. The two-pane interface puts the document right in front of the student and lets them attach their comments to specific paragraphs, pictures or videos.  How perfect is that?

 

I want to try this for a quarter.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 11:02 AM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

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Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Master Curator Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia:
"Many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them.

The most limiting factor of all, in making an effective selection when it comes to content curation tools is the lack of a proper evaluation framework, identifying the specific requirements and needs that need to be met by the content curation tool to be selected.

I am now publicly sharing this list of selection criteria, complemented by relevant questions to be asked when verifying the availability of these features to help both individuals, small organizations and companies evaluate better, and in a more systematic fashion, their ideal content curation toolset.

Here the features-list, organized into 21 groups. (*I have marked with HS those features relevant only to hosted content curation services.)
1. Import and Export functions
2. Content Organization
3. Clipping Abilities
4. Integrated Search
5. Content Monitoring - News Discovery
6. Filtering
7. Display formats
8. Arrangement
9. Navigation
10.Editing and Formatting
11.Ownership - HS
12.Collaboration - HS
13.Private Collections / Streams - HS
14.Intelligence - Memory
15.Crediting and Attribution
16.Preservation - Archiving
17.Distribution options
18.SEO - HS
19.Reach (for hosted curation platforms) - HS
20.Integrations - API - HS
21.Branding - White Label - Design Customization - HS..."

Each group is analyzed with more informations. Read full, useful and interesting article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-selection-criteria-to-evaluate/

(Hat Tip to Robin Good: @Robin Good )

 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 10:40 AM

Great tips to help you pick the best curation tool.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 5:34 AM

Now we need to curate content curation.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, March 24, 10:15 AM

mega post do Robin Good!

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Information Fluency Digital Magazine

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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 22, 10:20 AM

Some terrific business and analytic tools. 

Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, March 22, 12:23 PM

Well I am learning something new every day. How about you? Do you have knowledge that  you want to share with us?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 9:14 AM

click the Show As List to see all14 tools. 

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Nancy Duarte: How to Create Better Visual Presentations

Nancy Duarte explains how to create better visual presentations so you can communicate your ideas with efficiency, clarity and impact. She is CEO of Silicon ...

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Mike Donahue's curator insight, March 19, 4:59 AM

Nancy Duarte offers some simple ideas for making a more effective slideshow to enhance your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 19, 6:28 AM

I constantly see video "gurus" telling people to just insert all your script text into PowerPoint slides, read it aloud while recording, and...BAM!...instant video!

 

I've always contended that this is a questionable strategy at best for delivering a visual message. Here is one of the leading presentation experts on the planet explaining part of my contention.

Chris Carter's curator insight, March 19, 7:27 PM

Words of wisdom, all in 3 minutes.

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Express Points Presentation Software

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NCH Software has just released a new product to add to the already great list of Business Software and Tools.  Express Points Free Presentation Software is a quick, effective, and easy way to create a powerful presentation on your Windows PC.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 19, 1:31 PM

Express Points Free Presentation Software features:
* Easily customize and edit master slide templates.
* Resize, move, and edit slide elements.
* Rich Text Editor to change font size, style, color, and more.
* Include audio or other multimedia in your presentation.
* Over 20 slide transitions
* Compatible with existing PowerPoint presentations (.pptx)

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a striking mix of education, amusement and cheerful content
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Screencastify - screencast on your Chromebook

Screencastify  - screencast on your Chromebook | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
We have been waiting to be able to screen cast on a Chromebook for too long! This feature is now here, without complications or having to jump through hoops to get it to work.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 15, 11:07 AM

If you are a Chrome user, now you can create your screencasts directly in your browser using the new app Screencastify. The app is free and easy to use.

Look for the app on Chrome Web store.

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, February 16, 6:24 AM

This is a game changer. As we look into all we will want to do with a device for our 1:1 initiative, being able to screencast was a priority. Student being able to demonstrate mastery by teaching others a specific skill online is essential to our technology platform. This helps tip the scale a bit toward the ChromeBook side. 

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The Presentation Planning Checklist - Free eBook

The planning stage of your presentation is crucial but too often presenters don’t know where to start and don’t follow a clear process. This planning checkli...

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Pablo César García Sánchez's curator insight, March 22, 2:09 AM

Una presentación muy sencilla con los puntos más importantes a recordar a la hora de preparar e implementar una presentación

Marisa Maiocchi's curator insight, March 25, 3:51 AM

Muy buen resumen de las cosas que hay que tener en cuenta a hora de hacer una presentación efectiva, para un auditorio sin ojos cerrados ni bostezos!

Kamian's curator insight, April 9, 7:24 AM

Documento recomendado para hacer presentaciones decentes (Muy buenos tips).

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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

Some cognition experts have praised the effects of tech on the brain, lauding its ability to organize our lives and free our minds for deeper thinking. Others fear tech has crippled our attention spans and made us uncreative and impatient when it comes to anything analog.


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Pamela Hills's curator insight, March 22, 9:36 AM

So true every thing we do is tech related. Take time to un-plug as I have started doing . By the end of they day we take in so much that we are on system over load and need to file it and then reboot and begin fresh.

Hannah du Plessis's curator insight, March 23, 1:03 AM

What do you think? I don't know what I would've done without my computer and online learning. Weteach-it has revolutionised teaching and learning. Visit weteach-it.net today to see which courses you need.

Mathilde Chr's curator insight, March 27, 4:37 AM

Less memory!

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20 video project ideas to engage students

20 video project ideas to engage students | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 18, 8:56 PM

10 general project ideas and 10 for subject areas. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 9:57 AM

Integrating video projects into the classroom can be as simple or complex as you want. Just grab a phone, digital camera or tablet and your students are on their way.

Here are some video project ideas, divided into ideas for any classroom and ideas for specific subject areas:

Betty Skeet's curator insight, April 10, 5:57 AM

Video project ideas!

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Flexible Learning Tools at ICE 14

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Flexible Learning Tools at ICE 14 | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 2, 4:59 PM

This ThingLink image created by Susan Oxnevad is chock full of resources in the following categories:

* Online Learning Platforms

* Finding Information

* Understanding Information

* Using Information

* Writing Today

* SAMR Model of Tech Integration

* CCSS Vocabulary

* Build a ThingLink Classroom and The ThingLink Toolkit

* Google Forms: Create an Assignment Tracker to Collect Work

* Avatars and Internet: Using Avatars to Teach Internet Safety

There is also a ThingLink on Digital Differentiation, 2014 edition.

If ThingLink is new to you as you scroll over you will see a variety of symbols appear. Each links to a specific resource.

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10 Steps To Effective Listening

10 Steps To Effective Listening | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become a rare gift—the gift of time. It helps build relationships, solve problems, ensure understanding, resolve conflicts, and improve accuracy. At work, effective listening means fewer errors and less wasted time. At home, it helps develop resourceful, self-reliant kids who can solve their own problems. Listening builds friendships and careers. It saves money and marriages.


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Cath Daley's curator insight, April 9, 7:32 AM

A key skill for anyone who is involved in coaching is the ability to really listen. here are some tips to help you improve your listebing skills.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 6:18 PM

Greta quote in the cartoon. "nobody hates a listener"

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 6:19 PM

Great caption in cartoon "Nobody hates a listener"

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Turning documents into conversations

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NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 11:23 AM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Thoreauback's curator insight, April 9, 10:14 AM

WOW! I use freewrites in my face-to-face class because I don't believe a person can write without thinking. Yet, the document students are writing about is always distinct from the free write. In LMS discussion boards the situation is the same.

 

Do you remember how annotations use to appear in the margins of really good books? This is the same. The two-pane interface puts the document right in front of the student and lets them attach their comments to specific paragraphs, pictures or videos.  How perfect is that?

 

I want to try this for a quarter.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 11:02 AM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 23, 7:00 PM

Five resources are shared in this post, with explanations about how to use them in your classroom. All have free versions available.

* LessonPaths (http://www.lessonpaths.com/) allows you to put together groups of web resources and other digital resources in one location. (This was called MentorMob.)

* Blendspace (https://www.blendspace.com/schools) is similar to LessonPaths but with a different look to it. Check them both out to see which fits your needs.

* Geddit (http://letsgeddit.com/) provides a space where you can ask questions and students can respond using most any digital device that can access the Internet.

* TED-Ed (http://letsgeddit.com/) is a resource that provides lessons that include a video, questions, resources and a discussion forum and allow you to flip any lesson you find. Additional videos are added frequently.

* Powtoon (http://www.powtoon.com) allows you to create videos using templates. It is a little more complex to learn and you will be limited to five minute videos unless you subscribe. There is an educational version available.

Have fun exploring these tools and creating content to engage your students!

Lori Wilk's curator insight, March 23, 8:14 PM

This list of webistes offers suggestions for sites with tools  to help teachers to create interactive learning environment from surveys, to lessons, to making short videos. Super helpful escpecially since there's both free and paid versions available. You can have teaching tools on a zero or low budget.#education#technology.  

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Visual Music Search Engine

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Search for musical artists and discover similar singers and bands you never knew existed.


Welcome to MusicPlasma.com the original visual music mapping tool.  Music Plasma is a visual search service that allows music lovers to discover new bands and artists that are closely related to their favorites.  Our graphic interface lets you visualize how the groups are fused together. Just enter your favorite musical artist in the search bar below. A circle will appear on the music map. Click on it and chose expand to explore.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 28, 4:34 PM

Would students be more interested in learning how to search if they could be delving into music?

Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 2, 8:55 PM

Maybe more interested in learning how to search if they could be delving into music?

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A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

February 27, 2014
Social bookmarking is an online phenomenon that has seen the light in the last few years particularly with the outburst of web 2.0 technologies or what author Will Richardson calls the read/write web. To put it simply, a social bookmarking service is a web tool that allows you to not only bookmark web documents (as traditional bookmarking did) but also to annotate, edit, tag and share them with others. Social bookmarking can also be a collaborative endeavour in which a group of users share links with the same tags.


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JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 24, 12:51 AM

Essential for bookmarking your webpages! Highly recommendable!

Bente Elisabeth Ryen's curator insight, March 31, 12:05 PM

Her er en kjekk prezi for lærere som lurer på å bruke diigo i undervisning.

Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 4:39 AM
e learning is the only way to go
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The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Want to make a splash with your presentations, but don’t want to splash out any money on a program? Forget PowerPoint, we’ve got some totally gratis...

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Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 1:54 PM

Ótimas alternativas para variar nas apresentações.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 12:22 PM

A new compilation of free software to prepare digital presentations.

Of course... alternatives to Power-point or Keynote.


Have a look, and if you're not into any of them, give them a try!!!

Ingrid B's curator insight, April 2, 5:34 AM

Algunos programas gratuitos para hacer presentaciones, como nuevas y más completas alternativas al ppt.

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SlideShark Anywhere

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With SlideShark Anywhere, a unique feature of SlideShark Team Edition, team members can access approved PowerPoints and present and broadcast directly from their PC/Mac computers or Windows 8 tablets through an intuitive web-based interface.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 19, 1:23 PM

SlideShark which previously worked on iPad and iPhone have released a new feature SlideShark Anywhere that lets you now present from your browser using PC, Mac or Windows 8 tablet.

For individual users SlideShark is free, but there are also several paid options with greater possibilities.

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10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes


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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 12:20 PM

Para quem tem de falar em público, umas dicas oportunas...

Scott Langston's curator insight, February 13, 6:36 PM

Watch this before you start your next presentation!

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 10:11 AM

Hmmm....again, some good things here, but much of this seems directed at business pitch-type presentations.  For example, this lists data-rich presentations as something you should avoid.  You need to FOCUS and EMPHASIZE data rich presentations.

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FOCUSKY online presentation software

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The Focusky zooming presentation tool is a creative online presentation maker, presenting your multimedia presentation in dynamic and engaging way with zoom and slide effect. It is a better presentation ideas rather than PowerPoint alternative.

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Amélie Silvert's comment, February 19, 3:57 AM
the installing files seem to be bringing a worm to your system!
Amélie Silvert's comment, February 19, 3:59 AM
the same edit path as prezi...hummm
Baiba Svenca's comment, February 19, 8:37 AM
Amelie, I downloaded and installed the software, and it seems there are no worms but there is a big BUT! When I try to launch the program, I always get the message Class not registered. And I can't get further than that. If Focusky people are reading this, please respond.
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Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum

Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

I spend a lot of time looking at different web-based tools and apps and thinking about if and how they can be used for learning. Sometimes it takes some thought and at other times it’s really obvious. With Phraseum it was instantly obvious that this was a really great tool for learning.


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Anthony MARTINS de NOBREGA's curator insight, March 20, 2:26 AM

un exemple des apports de la technologie à la simplification de l'apprentissage

David Baker's curator insight, March 20, 9:27 AM

I am sharing this with several ELL teachers I work with.  I see this as a tool of potential for our secondary learners as they will have an iPad over the next few years as a part of our 1:1.

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 3, 6:20 PM

Organize vocabulary...

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Sokratik, create and share

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Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 17, 10:14 AM

Interesting tool for flipped lessons. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 17, 8:13 PM

This is an amazing little tool that makes extremely effective and simple video presentations. I am going to test it out on iPads and see how it goes!

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, March 18, 4:22 AM

a great tool to prepare and share visual presentations

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Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools

Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

There are practical guides to help facilitate accessibility for a wide audience and a visual map of resources that are hyperlinked to content to aid navigation. Suggestions of how to use this resource are offered as starting points for you to explore the themes, issues, literature and content and there is guidance to help you re-use this content within your own practice.


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delta14's curator insight, March 12, 8:04 PM

Se ofrece una colección de materiales didácticos , así como guías de utilización de libre uso con la característica de que se pueden adecuar al contexto de trabajo.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 13, 6:51 AM

Wonderful Open Textbook.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 13, 5:10 PM

It looks like a great starting place for teaching and learning resources for your educational environment.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. Th

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 7, 6:06 PM

This post not only provides 8 interactive video tools it also a section on "Reviews and Guides for Interactive Video Tools" and "Sources and Ideas for Using Videos in the Classroom."
The 8 video tools are shared as video clips (via YouTube) and include:

* Zaption

* TED-Ed Website Tour

* How to use Vialogues

* Using Metta.io

* Add Questions and Quizzes to YouTube Videos!

* VideoNot.es: Improving How We Learn with Online Videos

* eduCanon

* Huzzaz

Frances's curator insight, March 8, 6:42 AM

Multiple ways to represent info and idea; to ask qs; to stimulate engagement

Charlotte Assomo's curator insight, March 9, 3:33 AM

An amazing collection of tools that allow you to add a range of learning tools to existing videos.