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CPF- Using the unit to embed the teaching of some technology tools that will assist publishing the work. Ensuring that technology transforms learning. ICT capability-Digital citizenship, minimise privacy risk, acknowledge other ...
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ADRIFT: Create your own Interactive Fiction

ADRIFT: Create your own Interactive Fiction | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Create your own Interactive Fiction with this free, easy to use application for Windows.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:37 PM

Interactive Fiction (formerly referred to as Text Adventures) are a cross between reading a book and playing a game, where you control the main character. Rather than reading the story from start to finish, you interact with everything by typing commands at a prompt, discovering things as you go along. Well written games give you, the player, the impression that anything you type is understood by giving a sensible and meaningful response. Indeed, part of the fun of playing interactive fiction games is discovering responses to things you didn't expect to have been catered for.

Most interactive fiction follows the same basic rules - these include walking from location to location using compass directions (north, east, south-west etc). You can normally pick objects up, drop them, put them on things, talk to characters, push things and much more. This handy sheet for beginners explains many common commands used in games.

Frank Isaksson's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:54 AM

Minns du "Walk West" "Open Chest" "Pick up key" "Kill Troll with key"?

 

Då kanske du vill bygga ditt eget?! Gör det!

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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So many features I did not know google had!

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 7:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 12:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 11:56 AM
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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

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Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.


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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, April 17, 2013 6:22 PM

twitter alone might not be sufficient, as we (or most of us) not 'always online', we have to do other things. combining twitter with a mechanism to comb through the # and compile personalized feed, would be useful.

Catherine Smyth's comment, April 23, 2013 6:20 PM
I'm a fledgling tweeter but love the way Twitter ignites discussion and ideas within a professional community.
Laura Conley's curator insight, April 29, 2013 10:28 AM

Twitter is a fantastic resource for PD.

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All About Those Facebook 'Like' Scam Posts | Daylan Does

All About Those Facebook 'Like' Scam Posts | Daylan Does | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Have you noticed those 'Like if you hate cancer. Ignore if you love cancer' posts appearing a lot lately? Ever wondered why they exist? It's all a money making scam. This post discusses how they work.
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Facebook "like" scams - why I won't be clicking on the next "Like if you don't like cancer" picture. I don't like cancer, but I also don't like someone using my name to bump up their profiles.

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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
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Interesting way of reorganising the school library

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Text Message Exchange Between Fictional Characters

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"The ever clever Russel Tarr has developed a new neat tool for creating fictional text message exchanges between fictional and or historical characters. The Classtools SMS Generator is free to use and does not require students to log-in. To use the SMS Generator just click the left speech bubble icon and enter a message. Then to create a reply just click the right speech bubble icon and enter a new message. You can make the exchange as long as you like. To share the conversation click the sprocket icon and grab the embed code, direct link, or QR code for the exchange. "


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Jacq's comment, March 11, 2013 11:02 AM
nice idea
Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:52 PM

I like the way you can embed the conversation into your wiki or blog, password protect it and continue to add to the conversation.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:14 PM

Great idea for biography compare and contrast.  This would have worked with that heroes of the 21st century project!

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You Can’t Teach Literacy With Skype, Can You?

You Can’t Teach Literacy With Skype, Can You? | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

" I have a few grade two students in my classroom this year for the first time in half a dozen years. Since the last time I had a grade one/two split, the curriculum has changed.  Naturally, I have spent time reading through the grade two curriculum. But when I have specific questions about what my seven year olds need to know, I don’t usually try to find the answer in the curriculum.  I just walk across the hall and ask the grade two teacher. She explains it well and gives me the practical information that I need.  She is also likely to add a few things I had never thought to ask that will help me to be a better teacher of that concept. Learning from her is much richer than the answer in the curriculum guide."


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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

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Leanna K Johnson's curator insight, February 18, 2013 6:24 AM

"For larger tasks, create group roles.  Decomposing a difficult task into parts to saves time.  You can then assign different roles.  A great example in my own classroom was in science lab, fifth grade student assumed different roles of group leader, recorder, reporter, and fact checker.  The students might have turns to choose their own role and alternate roles by sections of the assignment or classes." --Miriam Clifford

 

I have found group roles to be a most effective practice. In the past, taking on a large project in the classroom was easily dismissed as too time-consuming. Now after participating several years in global contests of very large projects, I've seen how it engages and impacts all of my students in satisfying ways.

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:19 AM

Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually.


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10 i pad projects students will love


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Schreib-Lounge's curator insight, February 13, 2013 10:55 PM

Gut gemachhte Ideen- und App-Sammlung für den Unterricht

Charles Myers 's curator insight, February 14, 2013 12:53 AM
More an app list.. Still, not bad.
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7habitosprofesores-760 - Edudemic

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Beau Lotto + Amy O’Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included | Video on TED.com

What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions.
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Not to do with my topic exactly, but a great talk on science and play.

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The Student's Online Research Cheat Sheet - Edudemic

The Student's Online Research Cheat Sheet - Edudemic | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
There's a lot more to online research than Google. This handy flowchart we've lovingly dubbed 'The Students Online Research Cheat Sheet' should help.

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Gamifying Student Engagement

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In her TED talk, "Gaming Can Make a Better World," author and researcher Jane McGonigal posits that in game worlds people are "motivated to do something that matters, inspired to collaborate, to coo
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A great way to get students engaged! We had students playing maths games online this morning and the room was a buzz of excitement!

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LMC_MayJune12_WhatDoTLsTeach_Corrected_Poster.pdf


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Pati Morris's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:55 AM

This is awesome!  Thanks!

Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:47 PM

This is a great visual resource for TLs and Libraries.

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Resources and Downloads for Online Learning

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Turnaround Kid: Tessa Beaver, left, says zoology was her favorite course with the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, shown at right. Tessa went from being a year behind to graduating early with help f
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Thinking about teaching classes online? This website has a lot of resources to get you started.

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12 Sites To Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself

12 Sites To Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
If you are not comfortable using real photos to represent yourself in any online profiles and avatars, why not create a cartoon characters of yourself?

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Laura Brown's comment, April 29, 2013 10:29 AM
I don't count on McAfee for anything. They get it wrong too often and they expect to be paid for it. For personal use AVG or Avast are more reliable and less intrusive. Especially when dealing with people who don't really want to learn how to use a computer.
Gust MEES's comment, April 29, 2013 10:30 AM
Laura, my explication is made with an ALERT!!! Concerning about the rest of your comments, make it less aggressive ;)
Gust MEES's comment, April 29, 2013 10:32 AM
Laura, I didn't know that AVG and AVAST have ALSO a FREE service for checking if a website is malicious or not, can YOU show me that, please, thx!
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Back Channeling With Six and Seven Year Olds

Back Channeling With Six and Seven Year Olds | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

"I’m not much of a movie-showing kind of teacher. When I first began teaching, I knew a teacher who showed reel-to-reel movies every afternoon.  I didn’t understand that. For me to show video in my classroom, there needs to be a very clear curricular reason and it has to tie in directly with what we are presently learning. It also has to be the best way for my students to learn something.  I sometimes show videos from our Discovery Education account to introduce or clarify concepts for students, but full-length movies rarely happen. This week was one of those uncommon occasions.

 

We have just finished a unit about fairy tales and I decided to show the students a fairy tale they were not familiar with to see if they could identify the characteristics of fairy tales in a non-book format. I also wanted them to look for some of the viewing elements from our curriculum such as colour, shape, size, movement etc.

 

In the past, I have tried showing a movie and stopping it frequently to allow students to reflect on what they have seen. The students don’t really enjoy this, as it interrupts the flow of the story. (“Can’t we watch it all first?”) But, if I wait until the end, the students have forgotten much of what they have seen. The reflective moments have passed.

 

This time, I decided to try back channelling."


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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, March 19, 2013 10:47 PM

A great way to keep the flow of a story going but still have students contribute.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Text Message Exchange Between Fictional Characters

Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Text Message Exchange Between Fictional Characters | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

"The ever clever Russel Tarr has developed a new neat tool for creating fictional text message exchanges between fictional and or historical characters. The Classtools SMS Generator is free to use and does not require students to log-in. To use the SMS Generator just click the left speech bubble icon and enter a message. Then to create a reply just click the right speech bubble icon and enter a new message. You can make the exchange as long as you like. To share the conversation click the sprocket icon and grab the embed code, direct link, or QR code for the exchange. "


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Jacq's comment, March 11, 2013 11:02 AM
nice idea
Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:52 PM

I like the way you can embed the conversation into your wiki or blog, password protect it and continue to add to the conversation.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:14 PM

Great idea for biography compare and contrast.  This would have worked with that heroes of the 21st century project!

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Curation for Teachers [Infographic]

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In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 12:07 AM

This is very insightful when creating an effective, authentic and reliable curation collection.  It is resources like this one that I feel will benefit others in their teaching and learning journey.

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:29 PM

This infographic provides insight into showing how to enhance learning. Critical thinking is an important skill in today's world. Students need encouragement in taking ownership of their own learning. We can find ways to encourage students from this link.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:04 AM

Ya en el esquema se ve como ir mejorando la practica, seleccion y calificacion de los sitios y contenidos.

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Glad You Asked About the Digital Generation

Glad You Asked About the Digital Generation | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
  1. What are the most profound effects that digital bombardment has on children? How is this changing the way educators need to teach in today’s classrooms? The central issue is that kids tod...
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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:29 PM

How will you help 'Digital Natives' to learn?

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How to lock iPAD / iPhone screen so kids stay within the app?

How to lock iPAD / iPhone screen so kids stay within the app? | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

"Since I posted How to Child-proof iPAD, I received so many questions asking how to lock the iPAD screen, so kids stay within the app you want them to play.  Now we found the solution – Daisy Simpson, our new reviewer at iGameMom is going to share the trick with you."


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The Wordcanvas's curator insight, April 1, 2013 9:17 PM

Useful when implementing tablets in learning environments

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A Realist's Guide to Flipping the Classroom

Academics are — slowly — adopting the view that publicly funded research should be made freely available. But data released yesterday suggest that, given the choice, even researchers who publish in open-access journals want to place restrictions on how their papers can be re-used — for example, sold by others for commercial profit.


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Making Technology Work at School: Adding Images To Google Forms

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Trying to figure out a good way to create surveys for younger children? This might help! (I'm going to try and play with it this evening)

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Dealing with Digital Behavior Issues: A Parent Guide

Dealing with Digital Behavior Issues: A Parent Guide | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

"Growing up in the digital age is hard to do. Opportunities abound for mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are public, involve schoolmates and can be potentially embarrassing. So what happens when your child makes a mistake online? Whether it's typing, posting, sending or receiving something inappropriate, whether it's going onto an inappropriate site or just clicking unknowingly, parents still need to maintain their composure to make each experience a learning opportunity for their children."


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