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Presenters Checklist for Success

Presenter's Checklist for Success! Wether you are a new speaker or a seasoned one, these 12 Items is a must to check off before your next presentation. Created by Camille Wong.


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Vipula Sharma's curator insight, January 22, 2014 6:53 AM

Lots of good tips here to share with students as this really is a skill that is not taught explicitly and I think it does need to be addressed by educators. 

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Engaging audiences requires an emotional connection.  Sharing this slideshare with some presentation tips.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:11 AM

love this presentation. Look at it! what great visuals

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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | Higher Education | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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often needed!
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Teachers are always looking for an easy way to convert, here is the answer
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10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Projecting your iPad on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are several ways this can be done in the classroom.


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Ellen Graber's curator insight, November 9, 2014 5:42 PM

This looks great

 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 16, 2014 3:46 PM

Peut-etre utile Un jour. 

Mary Starry's curator insight, November 18, 2014 11:39 PM

Some great ways to share or mirror your iPad screen with a projector screen.

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Higher Education | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 13, 2015 1:58 AM

Awfully good list!

Tdutec Innovación Educativa's curator insight, January 25, 2015 11:51 AM

añada su visión ...

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Wow! Extensive Lots of ideas here!!

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How to Create a Social Media Editorial Calendar

How to Create a Social Media Editorial Calendar | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social media editorial calendars create a cohesive layer to a content strategy. Having an organized 12-month editorial calendar that slices up the year into monthly, weekly and daily snapshots can take your content to new levels of success.

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Presenters Checklist for Success

Presenter's Checklist for Success! Wether you are a new speaker or a seasoned one, these 12 Items is a must to check off before your next presentation. Created by Camille Wong.


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Vipula Sharma's curator insight, January 22, 2014 6:53 AM

Lots of good tips here to share with students as this really is a skill that is not taught explicitly and I think it does need to be addressed by educators. 

Cynthia Kivland's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:20 AM

Engaging audiences requires an emotional connection.  Sharing this slideshare with some presentation tips.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:11 AM

love this presentation. Look at it! what great visuals

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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MFaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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Full Screen Presentation Mode in Evernote

Learn how to use Full Screen Presentation Mode in Evernote 5.3 Video recorded by Jeff Bradbury: @TeacherCast For more information about having TeacherCast br...

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Lucy Beaton's curator insight, September 26, 2013 8:52 AM

Fantastic new feature by Evernote - full screen mode for your notes.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 30, 2013 4:21 PM

Evernote as a presentation tool.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:28 PM

My preferred notes app now with Full Screen Presentation Mode!!!! awesome!!!

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First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education

First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"All of my classes, regardless of student age or demographics – elementary gifted students or graduate students, begin with ice-breakers and team-building activities.  I recently developed a passion for using students’ mobile devices to do so as this devices have become natural and personalized extensions of students’ “selves.”"


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joellemillery's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:54 PM

 it looks good:-)

 

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:46 AM

This is one of the first resources to actively use digital tools to upgrade the minutes before instruction starts.  In my professional experience this would be very useful.  I think this is a new area that can be developed further to build in opportunities for students to use technology to deepen their learning.  What do you think?  Would you use this new resource?

Chris Goldsmith's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:33 AM

Done similar things with Padlet.

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How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation

How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation | Higher Education | Scoop.it

During a PowerPoint presentation you may be tempted to apply some changes to the presentation slides. Even if you can close the slideshow and go directly to the slide where...


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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:57 PM
I've been looking for something like this.
Linda Denty's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:38 AM

More useful stuff!

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How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation

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How to Speed Up a Slow, Aging iPhone or iPad

How to Speed Up a Slow, Aging iPhone or iPad | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Apple's rumored to announce a new iPhone next week, and some of you may be tempted to shell out for the newest one--especially if your old beater is acting slow, crashing, and generally misbehaving.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 4, 2013 12:45 PM

Some wise suggestions how to deal with and be in in the field of never ending production of new fancy devices and apps. Worth reading...

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10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning

10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning | Higher Education | Scoop.it
10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning The definition of blended learning is the “integrat(ion) of online with traditional face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner.” Put another way, it is the...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:42 AM

Includes a nice infographic to illustrate the ideas in the article. 

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:20 PM

Grassroots...you need some champions in your school or district.

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Leaked manual reveals features of Sony's upcoming iPhone-compatible wireless camera lenses

Leaked manual reveals features of Sony's upcoming iPhone-compatible wireless camera lenses | Higher Education | Scoop.it

New details on Sony's anticipated Bluetooth camera lens accessories, which will be able to use Apple's iOS devices as viewfinders, have been revealed through a leaked product manual, including an integrated microphone and hardware shutter button.


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Robert Lindquist's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:40 AM

And, apparently it's also using the iPhone as a storage device, hence the reason for the bluetooth capability. The audio quality should be good, and if there's an input for an external mic, I'd go for it—just the next jump forward in digital photography.

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Oooh. Want.

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Inspiration Maps for iPad

Inspiration Maps for iPad | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Inspiration Maps is an iPad app that allows you to visually organize information. Inspiration Maps makes it easy to create clear mind maps that can help organize information for an essay or walk a student through a multi-step science experiment. The app comes with number of great looking templates for all different subject areas. If none of the templates meet your needs you can create your own.


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Ann's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:07 AM

La app Inspiration Maps es gratis y es una herramienta para la enseñanza de conceptos en la educación @morreducation

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I'll have to check this out!...

 

Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 12, 2013 1:44 AM

Many may recall Inspiratiion as one of the first great mind-mapping tools, available for a long time only as software. Here is an online iPad app version.

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How to Make a Cartoon of Yourself in PowerPoint

My newest tutorial video about ways to make a cartoon of yourself in PowerPoint, including using CrazyTalk Animator, which is a separate software you can get...

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David Swaddle's curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:01 PM

CrazyTalk is so much fun! Here's a quick demo of what it can do.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, January 30, 2015 10:31 PM

Can you authors think of ways you can use this?

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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 2014 6:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

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In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section .

As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below. Enjoy"


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Jon C's curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:33 PM

This could be useful resource to connect the old Bloom's taxonomy to new resources out there on the iPad. And a nice visual to boot.

Eileen Sepulveda's curator insight, April 15, 2014 3:29 PM

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Daniel Stebbins's curator insight, June 19, 2014 12:49 AM

These app guides are very useful to all teachers from the newbie to EdTech in the classroom, to the theoretical teacher to the 21st Century ESL Digital Classroom Practitioner. 

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Blended learning and the flipped classroom

Blended learning and the flipped classroom | Higher Education | Scoop.it

What exactly do these terms mean? How much online content is the right amount? What sorts of sites and apps should we be using? How can we convincingly recommend new technologies to students who are more technologically savvy than we are? Do we need a radical rethink of the way we present information to learners?


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Nicoletta Trentinaglia's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:44 AM

it is interesting to analyze the relationship among flipped classroom and blended learning approach

Terri Rice's curator insight, July 11, 2014 5:26 PM

Great insight into the new world of blended learning.

Luo Min's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:17 PM

Flipped classroom

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed | Higher Education | Scoop.it
You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Alfonso C. Betancort's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:45 AM

A Few Usefull Tricks you, iPhone or iPad User, Will Put to Good Use. Easy to remeber and perform.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:53 PM

The 'Guided Access' tip is fabulous for teachers of T-2 grades who want to keep the students from changing apps or deleting things!

Thanks!

Conners Sales Group's curator insight, November 9, 2015 10:43 AM

Good tips, include a few I didn't know about.

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How To Teach Critical Thinking Using Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

How To Teach Critical Thinking Using Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Higher Education | Scoop.it
You can now easily integrate Bloom's Taxonomy into the teaching of critical thinking skills in your classroom using a fabulously simple chart!

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Dovid's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:12 PM

Bloom's Taxonomy simplified for developing thinking skills!

Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, October 3, 2013 12:30 PM

Thanks, dear Fabienne, this is really insightful.

In teaching one might want to progressively move from one level to the next, yet I would expect that one could work on all levels simultaneously.

How much more would children learn when they ask their 3-year-old, "What do you think ..."

Cassandra's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:57 AM

Good information for teaching or treatment plans.

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11 Hidden iPhone features that will be enabled by iOS 7 - Independent.ie

11 Hidden iPhone features that will be enabled by iOS 7 - Independent.ie | Higher Education | Scoop.it
ALONGSIDE the blaze of publicity for the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c, Apple also announced it is to release its latest operating system iOS 7 for mobile devices.

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Hyphenet Inc.'s comment, September 20, 2013 11:20 AM
At first I wasn't so sure about the layout and colors, but I've gotten quiet used to it already. I do like the accordion feature when on Safari.
Hyphenet Inc.'s comment, September 20, 2013 11:22 AM
Here's a blog with some reviews for the iOS 7 http://www.hyphenet.com/blog/know-upgrade-ios-7/
Elizabeth Oneil's comment, September 20, 2013 1:59 PM
VVX cool
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Apple iPhone 5s camera leaps two years ahead of entire camera industry – all cameras, not just smartphone cameras

Apple iPhone 5s camera leaps two years ahead of entire camera industry – all cameras, not just smartphone cameras | Higher Education | Scoop.it

While the tech blogosphere commences the self flagellation over getting it wrong on the whole “Apple needs a cheap iPhone and that’s why it is going to release the iPhone 5c”. The real story, in my opinion, is the one worth a thousand words on each of those aforementioned tech blogs but not getting near that sort of coverage — the new camera in the iPhone 5S. The camera? Yes, the camera.


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I'm wondering why the techies and news reporters overlooked this amazing feature.  Apple does it again!

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Elizabeth Oneil's comment, September 20, 2013 1:58 PM
VVX mine
robyns tut's comment, September 29, 2013 8:10 AM
i feel that with the iPhones growing so rapidly, cameras will start to fade into the backround, because i have already noticed that people are taking their iPhones out to take pictures instead of their cameras. it is less effort, because its everything in one, whereas a camera, is only a camera. Cayleigh Fourie
harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 3:09 AM
It is the technical innovation with which we start using new gazets
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Free Technology for Teachers: Things to Think About - A Free iPad App Built By Students for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Things to Think About - A Free iPad App Built By Students for Students | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Things to Think About is a free iPad app that offers 100 writing prompts created by students for students. The prompts were created by 2nd through 5th grade students in Jackson County, Michigan. The app itself was built by two high school students in the same county."


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Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Appitic is one of the app resources I have featured here in this blog in several past instances. If you are looking for a platform where to access reviews of educational apps Appitic is one option among several others to consider.

 Here is a snapshot of the Bloom's Taxonomy apps appitic has compiled for you."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, September 6, 2013 4:43 PM

Very good guide, thanks for sharing. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:06 PM

Very Helpful!

ChristopherBell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 8:06 PM

The apps are organized to help meet Bloom's Taxonomy.

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8 Pro Tips for Evernote Power Users

8 Pro Tips for Evernote Power Users | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Looking to get even more out of Evernote? Check out our tips for power users to ramp up your productivity.

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Andrea Walker's comment, August 21, 2013 10:45 PM
I agree Sherri!
Andrea Walker's comment, August 21, 2013 10:45 PM
I agree Sherri!
donhornsby's curator insight, January 1, 2014 8:37 AM

I am just getting into using Evernote on a regular basis. This is an excellent article with useful suggestions on how to use this powerful tool. I 'm learning that I am just scratching the surface.  

Do you use Evernote?   Any suggestions on how you use it effectively? 

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Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool

Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool | Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Did you know know that there are some excellent reading opportunities in Story Maps? This map serves as a table of contents for using Story Maps with Common Core Reading Standards.  Reinventing the wheel isn't necessary with so many great maps and data sources that will help us teaching reading, writing and thinking with engaging content and little effort."
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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:40 PM

Common core ideas

 

Duke No Limit's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:53 PM

wow very interesting

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:39 PM

Very important way of communication!