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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

The single biggest piece of advice offered by most blended learning pioneers is to have a cohesive vision for how the technology will enhance specific learning goals, how it will ease the burden on teachers, and how it can make both teachers and students more creative learners.


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Mrs. B's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:01 AM

The emphasis is not on technology but what technology can enable: creativity and innovation in an ever-changing world. 

Sonja Hartemink e-learning Spanish's curator insight, February 4, 2014 4:43 PM

Learn #Spanish in a fast and provicient way, #online - professional educational plaform, blended learning teaching invironment.

www.spanishonline.nl

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More info: info@spanishonline.nl

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 27, 2014 2:09 AM

This article basically explains what blended learning is, and how to incorporate technology in a meaningful way. Also has useful advice on how to introduce blended learning within a school.

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Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.


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media350's curator insight, March 4, 8:25 AM

Research drives our teaching.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, March 4, 9:35 PM

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals uses a quality control system to guarantee the content

Stephen Dale's curator insight, Today, 4:45 AM

An excellent research resource.

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators I compiled together:...


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Great generators for making those Infographics for you class.

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, Today, 3:54 AM

I found some of the sites mentioned here really interesting.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, Today, 9:18 AM

I like the first 12-especially canva and piktochart, since I've tried them out.

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  1. Canva: https://www.canva.com/ 
  2. Vizualize.me: http://vizualize.me/ 
  3. Easelly: http://www.easel.ly/ 
  4. Piktochart: http://piktochart.com/ 
  5. infogr.am: https://infogr.am/ 
  6. Venngage: https://venngage.com/ 
  7. Visme: http://www.visme.co/#Infographics 
  8. iCharts: http://icharts.net/ 
  9. Sprites: https://spritesapp.com/ 
  10. Infoactive: https://infoactive.co/ 
  11. Kinzaa: http://kinzaa.com/ 
  12. tableau public: http://www.tableau.com/public/ 
  13. Wordle: http://www.wordle.net/ 
  14. Good labs: http://labs.good.is/ 
  15. Weave: http://www.oicweave.org/index.php
  16. Biogrify: http://www.biogrify.com/
  17. re.vu: http://re.vu/ 
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The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius

The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, it’s time to figure out which ones are right for you. I threw together this cheat sheet to choosing education apps that will hopefully help you quickly choose what works (and what doesn’t).

So what are some of the best education apps for active learning? What are the top ways to get students actively engaged and interacting with one another? There are some seriously amazing iPad apps that are terrific for project-based learning, active engagement, and even flipped classrooms.

This cheat sheet will help – but first let’s run through the questions you see in the visual.

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 3, 4:26 PM

Nice graphic outlining steps to streamline app adoption for iPads in the classroom.

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Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future?

Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future? | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
A video and some photos demonstrating 2 differing views on the classroom of the future.

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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Great document for building a good info graphic with a layout that is going to get the results you want.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 26, 9:37 AM

Great tool to figure out how to do infographics. They're getting more popular all the time.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 26, 10:51 AM

Good reference tool.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 3:29 PM

This article helps you determine the best layout for the type of infographic you may be creating.

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Using Technology in the Classroom

Using Technology in the Classroom | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
MidAmerica Nazarene University’s MSN program is located in Olathe, KS and Liberty, MO. Learn more about our RN to MSN program today!

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Problems with external webcam and Mac OS X Mavericks & Yosemite

Problems with external webcam and Mac OS X Mavericks & Yosemite | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
My main computer is a Mac Mini, so it doesn't have a built-in iSight camera like Apple's laptops and iMacs.Since my beloved Firewire iSight camera died, I've been using a Microsoft LifeCam HD - re
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Anyone that has had a problem with an external camera and washout or overexposure will recognise that this is a major pain. Graham has written some code to overcome the issue. If you are going to download this piece of code, you may need to allow it to install from your security tab in settings. My Microsoft Lifecam camera feed on my MacBook Pro went from completely white to perfect clarity instantly. Just run this first and it corrects everything for your other applications.

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Learning Management Systems

Learning Management Systems | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Posting videos to a video hosting site is a good idea, but many teachers who are flipping their classes find great benefit from using a learning management system (LMS).  These are online plat...
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To pull together your planning, videos, quizzes and other content you will need to start utilising a Learning Platform to track everything.

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Video Hosting Options

Video Hosting Options | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
There are a wide variety of places to store videos on the web. The most popular website for video hosting on the planet is YouTube.  But in many schools, YouTube is blocked so for some this is not ...
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Platforms for video hosting your Flip videos

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Two great Apps to help with digital storytelling.

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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 23, 5:18 AM

What a great way to make learning engaging, relevant, and fun.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

"Visual aids can be very helpful when you're introducing a new website, app, or software to students or colleagues. Being able to take and send a screenshot is also helpful when you're trying to explain a problem to your tech support person. Here's a short guide to taking screenshots on your iPad, Android tablet, Windows computer, Mac, or Chromebook."


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Wideo - Make animated online videos free

Wideo - Make animated online videos free | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Make a video online with wideo! Create professional marketing videos. Try out our video templates. Create explainer videos.

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One example of online video creation.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 17, 1:43 AM
Make a video online with wideo! Create professional marketing videos. Try out our video templates. Create explainer videos.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=animation


Alison Rostetter's curator insight, February 21, 12:54 PM

I'm always on the lookout for a good, easy-to-use video/animation maker as 'home-made' videos often inject some life into grammar and, when you learn something with pictures, I think it makes the learning more memorable.

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The Evolution of Blended Learning

The Evolution of Blended Learning | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
The concept of "blended learning", which was introduced as early as 2000, has assumed more importance than ever before and has transformed from a theoretical concept with rudimentary applications to an essential part of mainstream education...

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 15, 7:53 PM

The author points out very rightly that, "Blended learning is an evolving, dynamic organism that cannot be forced into a custom template, and that Good blending comes from establishing equilibrium between the learner and the learning objective".

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 15, 7:56 PM

The author points out very rightly that, "Blended learning is an evolving, dynamic organism that cannot be forced into a custom template, and that Good blending comes from establishing equilibrium between the learner and the learning objective".

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 3:28 PM

How has blended learning changed over the past decade? This article helps identify some of the ways it has.

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How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets.
Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.

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Put this poster up on your classroom wall to help students, and staff, who are tweeting.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 4, 10:44 AM

Great advice-especially using goo.gl or bit.ly to shorten web addresses and reminding folks to only use 2 hashtags-otherwise your tweet looks like spam.. 

Scott Berry's curator insight, March 4, 1:11 PM

Can't get enough of research on how to write the perfect tweet!

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How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions

How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Post on copyrights with a list of website where you can find copyright free resources.

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Ed Bremner's curator insight, March 3, 6:49 AM

Not adding this to my imaging channel but to my TEL one.  This is just the kind of course that I often run and give myself.

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, March 3, 11:49 PM

These are great sites to add to a bank of creative commons image sites.  All book or class projects need to use creative commons as the baseline of their projects.

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Expin.me - Create your interactive stories

Expin.me - Create your interactive stories | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
An expressions platform to share experiences, opinions and passion points. Go ahead Explore, Express and discover

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Isabel García's curator insight, March 4, 2:24 PM

Crear historias

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, Today, 2:45 PM
An Expression Platform that is multilingual, visually attractive and socially integrated

Now you can express your views, interests and passion – unbounded . As well as get a relevant audience to consume and promote it for you 

Be it an instant expression, a short story, a poem, a holiday, photos, memories, a point of view , reviews on events/movies its all happening here 

So go ahead !! Indulge, get noticed and make Like-Minded connections

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Storytelling Now

Storytelling Now | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

After spending a weekend judging digital entries in the 2015 Society of News Design competition, Mindy McAdams chooses some of her personal favourites. She also offers great insight into what makes, or breaks, a good digital story.What pushes the boundaries of digital story forms? Here’s what 2014 taught us.


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Brian Steffens's curator insight, February 27, 11:35 AM

After judging digital entries in the 2015 Society of News Design competition, Mindy McAdams chooses some of her personal favorites. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

More noCreating flipped video lessons is one of the topics that I frequently receive questions about in my email inbox. I've started putting together some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video lessons.


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5 videos to help with Flipping your class.

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, February 25, 11:43 AM

As we move toward using more technology in classrooms, we need good examples of online teaching using flipped learning. 

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2:05 PM

These are great options for creating and sharing video lessons. 

Steven penn's curator insight, February 26, 11:28 AM

Great videos

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How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom - TeachThought

How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom - TeachThought | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your classroom.

Google Apps for Education is a free suite of cloud-based tools created by Google to use in your classroom. You probably knew that part, and likely have a vague awareness of what’s available (Google Drive, Google Form, etc.) But Sylvia Duckworth has gone a step further, giving you an extended metaphor (a train), a graphic (with color), and a brief description of each “stop” of the Google Apps for Education train.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, February 22, 12:20 PM

Yes, but linking google anything and Blackboard is a bit of a glitch yet.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, February 24, 4:59 AM

Hyvin tiivistetty.

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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
How do you motivate students who don't care about grades? You take a turn with badges in education and see how different results can come about.

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This is something that I have wanted to use in class for some time

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 21, 1:16 PM

I have my doubts about badges, but willing to give it a try.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 21, 7:50 PM

focus for this is with school children - just keeping this to hand because it refers to 'we don't need no stinkin' badges' (:-)) also has broad use for info sharing

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Video Interaction Tools

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Once your videos are recorded and loaded you want to get some audience participation using these tools.

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Video Creation Tools

Video Creation Tools | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
There are a wide variety of video creation tools.  Below is a listing by device type If there is a video creation tool that you like, comment below and we will include it in the next update. &...
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A list of tools to Flip your classroom for different platforms.

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A Complete Guide to Social Media Images [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Complete Guide to Social Media Images [INFOGRAPHIC] | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

Relevant social media-isms, including image size guidelines, helpful tips & stats - that can help you navigate through the most popular social channels easily.

There’s no doubt modern businesses need to be social. But it’s really hard to be successful and keep track  image sizes, character limits, pixel requirements, engagement windows, and hashtag optimization, to name a few. It turns out there are methods behind all the madness, so we’ve compiled relevant social media-isms – including image size guidelines and helpful tips & stats – that can help you navigate through the most popular social channels easily...


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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, October 22, 2014 11:14 PM

Have had several of these; every time I get he "latest" one I get rid of the old ones.

Rachel Turner Dool's curator insight, October 26, 2014 6:45 AM

A great, handy resource. 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 18, 9:28 AM

Thanks to Lauren Moss.

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4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom

4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Motivate your students and transform your classroom through the gamification of education. Here are 4 examples to get you started!

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A fun way to engage your students

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 17, 7:33 AM

Thanks to Leigh Zeitz.

Junita Lyon's curator insight, February 17, 7:42 AM

This always has appealed to me engaging students this way 

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 18, 6:25 PM

Des idées simples à mettre en place comme remplacer les notes par des points d'expérience. la gamification permet de rebooster les élèves Mais ne remplace pas la pédagogie.

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Outstanding  methods and highlights good presentation methodology. I notice my style is not here: The long rambling tale that goes on forever.

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Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, February 20, 2:45 AM

Useful for ESL presentations

Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 22, 8:24 AM

Do you have the gift of story telling ?

doro saxionbieb's curator insight, March 3, 4:10 AM

Take your audience on a journey