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Open Educational Resources - a SlideShow

The presentation slides for the 2-day OER workshop at IMU (22-23 Nov, 2012). It explores OER and how we can find, reuse, remix, create and share them. It provid

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jack Mosel
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This is a pretty comprehensive introduction to the Open Education concept.  If you have any questions about the idea of Open Education....this presentation will answer your questions and offers a multitude of resources from around the world.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:30 PM

214 slides; who decided on that?

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, April 20, 2013 9:50 AM
The author Ivon.
Christoph Meier's curator insight, April 21, 2013 8:07 AM

Umfangreicher Foliensatz (200+ Folien) von Zaid Ali Alsagoff, E-Learning Manager, International Medical University Malaysia

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The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials

The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

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This is a treasure trove of learning!

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Giovanni Perteghella's curator insight, April 9, 2013 6:47 AM

Great list of blog post that has a video tutorial that shows how to create something related to online learning. So, if you’re just getting started with building online learning courses (or new to the blog), now you have a handy resource with links to all sorts of rapid elearning tutorials.

Fernando Duarte Ferreira's curator insight, November 26, 2014 6:06 AM
Online Learning Tutorials
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Personal Learning Networks for Educators - EdTechTeam

Personal Learning Networks for Educators - EdTechTeam | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
The EdTechTeam is a global network of educational technologists. We provide a wide variety of professional development, consulting, and school change services to learning institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit entities.

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Robert Sims's comment, March 30, 2013 6:04 PM
Need some ideas? Check this out!
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iCharts - Charts Made Easy. Data Made Social.

iCharts - Charts Made Easy. Data Made Social. | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
iCharts accelerates data storytelling with simplistic, interactive, visualization tools for big and small data providers.

Via Baiba Svenca, Rob Furman
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Here's a great tool for building up the Taxonomy usage in your classroom!

 

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Christine Bushong's curator insight, March 5, 2013 8:30 AM

This might be a good tech tool for math or science classes.

Sue Gould's curator insight, March 6, 2013 6:34 PM

There is an emerging learning trend towards visual stimulus as a result of growing up with videos, TV, and technology from barbie laptops to Ipads.  This is a great resource for tutors to reach this audience while using few words. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:34 AM

simple, interactive, good...

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Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary

Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
See and hear the meaning

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:07 AM

Great contribution to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:17 PM

Great tool for reaching visual and auditory learners!

Mrs Le Roy's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:15 AM

un dictionnaire où on peut voir et entendre le sens des mots !

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inklewriter - write interactive stories

inklewriter - write interactive stories | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.


Via Baiba Svenca, Jack Dempsey, Dennis A. Fahey
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I can see many possibilities for use in enhancing ELA writing skills!

 

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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:38 AM

A nice feature of this resource is that you can export your story to Kindle for a small fee (approx $10). You be able to read your ebook on your Kindle, or sell it through Amazon. The ebook reads like a normal Kindle ebook, except that choices are included using hyperlinks.

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25 Sites to Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures

25 Sites to Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures are very useful in every graphic project for web or print, especially if they are free. 

 

Here is a list of 25 of the best sites to download royalty-free stock photos and textures.


Via Baiba Svenca, Dennis Richards, Robert Farrow, michel verstrepen, Louise Robinson-Lay, Amanda McAndrew, Dennis A. Fahey
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Visual cues can greatly enhance your elearning effectiveness!

 

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kkalafatis's comment, October 6, 2012 2:12 PM
thank you
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: PBS LearningMedia

: PBS LearningMedia | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

PBS Learning Media, a free service for teachers, students and parents that offers over 14,000 digital resources for use in the classroom and home. Check it out now!


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Some really great FREE resources here!  Thanks PBS!

 

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Data Visualisation: 7 Ways To Do It For Free

Data Visualisation: 7 Ways To Do It For Free | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualisation tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and brightening it up with images and other visual tools, it can make normally inaccessible information much easier to digest...

Via Dennis A. Fahey
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Visual Aids are always good to help reinforce learning!

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JetPunk.com | World's Best Quizzes

JetPunk.com | World's Best Quizzes | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

I really like this quiz format. Sign up and you can make lots similar to it. A good way of practising lots of things from synonyms to calculations and remember key terms and lists.

 

http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/19203/intro-motion-physics-1 is a really tough Physics one.

 

Wish you could embed it and remove adverts :o(


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gideonwilliams's curator insight, February 12, 2013 4:08 PM

Got email back from creator - not possible to embed and remove adverts..

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Learn the basics of typography with 'Type Fun01'

Learn the basics of typography with 'Type Fun01' | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
Type Fun01 is a new site designed to introduce the basics of typography in a "fun and engaging" way. Created by Chicago-area designer Will Ryan, the tutorial provides a sleek and aesthetically...

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Skitch | Evernote

Skitch | Evernote | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

An easy way to caputre, edit and share screenshots


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MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
Free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.

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50 Great Classroom Tools, Sites, & Resources

50 Great Classroom Tools, Sites, & Resources | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

50 EdTech Tools You Can Start Using Today


Via Felix Jacomino
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Find more great teaching tools here!

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Mack James's curator insight, April 17, 2013 8:08 PM

Online favorites that brings you straight to the tools you need

Richard Seal's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:54 PM

Yes more compilations of great resources. 

Brittany Leach's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:53 AM

SOOOO many resources!

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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a l...

Via Alejandro Peñalosa C.
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This article is great!  Although not exhaustive...it is a great start!

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Super Teacher Tools

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Super Teacher Tools has many free classroom review games and classroom management tools, including Flash Jeopardy.

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After state testing is over, what better time is there to experiment and have fun than create your own games for learning!  Better yet - involve some of your students in the design of some of these games to reinforce learning!

 

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:49 AM

useful tools

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:50 AM

Useful tools

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, October 4, 2013 10:07 AM
Productivity tools and learning tools links.
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Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary

Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
See and hear the meaning

Via Nik Peachey, Rob Furman
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This can help put visual meanings to words for young learners!
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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:07 AM

Great contribution to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:17 PM

Great tool for reaching visual and auditory learners!

Mrs Le Roy's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:15 AM

un dictionnaire où on peut voir et entendre le sens des mots !

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17 Free YouTube Tools Every Teacher should Know about

17 Free YouTube Tools Every Teacher should Know about | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

Via Jack Dempsey, Dennis A. Fahey
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If you can get YouTube around your institutions' filters, this should be an important read to show you how to get the most out of this huge resource!

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Free Icons for your presentations

Free Icons for your presentations | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

Free Icons Section containing 68 Icon Sets: Socialize Part 5, Travel and Tourism - Part 1, Architecture Blueprint, Stylistica, Christmas Magic, Coquette Part 9, Socialize Part 4...


Via Baiba Svenca, HIND ABDELRAHMAN, molly mullee, R.Conrath, Ed.D., aulafran, Ana Cobos, Juergen Wagner, Gisele Brugger, Dennis A. Fahey
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These icons will help learners associate visual elements with their learning!

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 2, 2012 11:07 AM
Good scoop. Added to my Power of Icons scoop from yesterday on Design Revolution. Thanks, Marty
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Knowmia - Thousands of Video Lessons on Every Subject

Knowmia - Thousands of Video Lessons on Every Subject | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

Knowmia : Search thousands of tutorial videos on any subject from the worlds best teachers. Before you know it, you'll know it.


Via Shamblesguru, Jack Mosel
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Videos used effectively can bring new life into your teaching arena!

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Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift

Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers | SXSWEdu - The Digital Shift | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

The ability for classrooms to beam in authors, subject experts, and fellow students from around the world has been one of the great advantages afforded by Skype. Commonly used by librarians and other K–12 educators to provide real-time engagement for their students, the service just got better. As of today, existing members of Skype in the classroom or new registrants can use Skype’s Group Video Calling free of charge.


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Skype is finally getting noticed for it's educational value!

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5 Free Tools for Curating Educational Videos from Across the Web

YouTube can be a great place to find educational videos to use in your classroom. But YouTube isn't the only place where you can find good educational video content. These services will allow you to organize playlists from multiple video sharing services:

- Miro

- Squrl

- Yokto

- Plizy

- Chill


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Robert Sims's curator insight, April 20, 2013 8:34 AM

Carefully chosen visual elements can add some spice to your classroom and capture the attention of most all learners!  These resources can help you in this area!

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Shadowhouse Creations: 12 Free Must Have Fonts

Shadowhouse Creations: 12 Free Must Have Fonts | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it

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Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record

Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record | I Like Free Tools for Instruction! | Scoop.it
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.

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