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ICT Integration in Australian Schools
Looking into how ICT can enhance the classroom, using iPads, Learning Platforms, Digital technology, and Shifting education.
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The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom

The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

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Martin Debattista's curator insight, April 24, 2:35 AM

iPads or any kind of tablet for that matter.

Justin Henriks's curator insight, April 26, 7:36 PM

Some really good thoughts! We certainly do need to change the way we use software/apps and allow students to have greater power in deciding which apps to use and how they use them. As teachers, we are not always the expert on how to use apps!

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Code Kingdoms Teaches Kids JavaScript with a Puzzle Adventure Game

Code Kingdoms Teaches Kids JavaScript with a Puzzle Adventure Game | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Web/iOS: A growing number of apps now are geared toward teaching kids to code because it’s a valuable skill to learn. Code Kingdoms is another such app, but it’s wrapped in a game that kids would most likely want to play anyway (programming lessons or not).
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Great way to teach kids to code.

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eEtiquette – 101 Guidelines for the Digital World

eEtiquette – 101 Guidelines for the Digital World | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

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John Dalziel's curator insight, April 14, 3:32 AM

eEtiquette is a website that features digital etiquette tips for everyone.
The tips cover...
   - email etiquette,
   - social network etiquette,
   - cell phone etiquette
...and more.
Although the subtitle of this website says there are 101 guidelines there are actually more than 101 guidelines included.
Some of the best etiquette guidelines are available on a free poster that practitioners and/or their learners can download from eEtiquette.
NOTE: One word of caution about eEtiquette. The comments section of the website doesn't appear to be closely moderated so users may run into some spam comments in it.

After reviewing the digital etiquette tips on the site, Learners could test their knowledge using the free eEtiquette app (iOS only at the time of writing this) at...
https://itunes.apple.com/app/eetiquette-quiz-101-leitlinien/id578978209

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A New Visual on Flipped Learning

A New Visual on Flipped Learning | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 20, 12:58 AM

Joli tableau à propos de la classe inversée.

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How Students Benefit From Social Media #infographic

How Students Benefit From Social Media #infographic | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Social Media has fast become part of many people's every day lives. With so much new technology being introduced today, there are many benefits and reasons for students to be using social media on a daily basis.

Social Networks are being utilized by students not to just talk to their friends or share the cutest cat video they can find, but to make use of these networks to develop and enhance the student lifestyle. Many students are using websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to market the

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Classmint.com - Online Cornell Notes, Flashcards and Study Groups

Classmint.com - Online Cornell Notes, Flashcards and Study Groups | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Classmint.com - Online Cornell Notes, Flashcards and Study Groups

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 25, 3:36 PM

Classmint.com - Online Cornell Notes, Flashcards and Study Groups


Donna Browne's curator insight, March 27, 5:59 AM

Freemium, but most features are free.

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The Learning Edge of Game Design | GlassLab Games

The Learning Edge of Game Design | GlassLab Games | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

Learning games are still poised right before their prime. Not a lot of people really understand how powerful they can be yet. This makes funding challenging, in no small part because what seems like luxury — polish, iteration, playtesting — is in fact crucial for the development of effective games of any kind, and these things don’t come cheap. But if what we want to do is learn about how to advance game design itself, there is no better place to be.


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Patrick Bolter's curator insight, March 27, 4:05 AM

A look into the current state of video games and what the future might hold for video game design.

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The Ultimate Lesson Builder » Edynco

Turn Mind maps into Learning maps and make interactive lessons.
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Edynco - a combination of a learning story, a web quest, Prezi and Quizlet. For $USD 90 a year, this is a good tool for an inspiring teacher in a classroom. See also Blendspace, or Verso.

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, April 4, 4:23 PM

A collection of tools to fit almost all types of presentation needs. 

liblist4u's curator insight, April 6, 3:47 PM

Moving beyond PowerPoint

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 23, 10:27 AM

Had to share. Someone took the time to assemble this information. Greatly appreciated

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Millennials Rely On Social Media For News

Millennials Rely On Social Media For News | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Today's younger generation has a reputation of being glued to the cellphones and tablets. It's where they chat with their friends, find out the latest hot spots in town and, believe it or not, keep up with the world. In their own way, of course.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 20, 4:17 AM

Savvy broadcast and media companies are putting more emphasis on social networks to keep the public informed.  Recent studies have shown that the "younger generation" will keep up with the news and public events if they are presented well on social media.  Even print outlets such as newspapers and magazines are publishing digital editions to appeal to younger audiences equipped with social media tools.  The communications future has arrived!  Aloha, Russ.

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Linda Greenleaf's curator insight, March 30, 1:54 AM
News should be centre stage in any relevant business qualification
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47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers

47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers

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12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations

12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations Presentations have an important place in the corporate world. Whether presenting product releases or quarterly year reports, a nicely designed presentation captivates the audience. It increases the audience's interaction and interest. A well weaved narration of information in form of a presentation, can instill life to a plain and boring topic as well.

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Aaron Oo Chun Yi's curator insight, March 24, 4:27 AM

Sweet!

donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 8:39 AM

I was aware of (and used) Prezi - but I haven't heard of the others on this list. 

 

 

(From the article): Presentations have an important place in the corporate world. Whether presenting product releases or quarterly year reports, a nicely designed presentation captivates the audience. It increases the audience’s interaction and interest.  A well weaved narration of information in form of a presentation, can instill life to a plain and boring topic as well.

Apart from the corporate world, presentations are used in education as well. Teachers use presentations to deliver information that is successfully incorporated with videos and pictures, thus grabbing the attention of the students and enriching the learning process along the way.

While its hard to replace professional presentation designers, here is a list of some powerful tools that would help you to create interactive presentations in case of the absence of professional help.

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How to Setup a Google Hangout On Air (March 2015) - Moving at the Speed of Creativity

How to Setup a Google Hangout On Air (March 2015) - Moving at the Speed of Creativity | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Last weekend at the first annual "Google Summit Oklahoma City" hosted by the EdTechTeam, I shared a breakout session titled, "Google Hangouts 101." Afterwards, I visited with two librarians I know ...

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, March 13, 9:53 PM

Knowing about Hangouts is a good thing.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 14, 12:30 PM

Good for reference.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 16, 9:39 AM

This article and video tutorial help anyone interested in setting up and using Google Hangouts.

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Augmented Reality Coloring Pages- ClassTechTips.com

Augmented Reality Coloring Pages- ClassTechTips.com | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
After reading this article in the New York Times yesterday I started thinking about one of my favorite coloring apps for children.  No matter how old or young you are coloring requires a combination of skills that can be applied in various situations.  Combining coloring with augmented reality is an easy way to introduce this exciting technology to students.  The colAR Mix app (available for iOS and Android devices) is a super fun choice with plenty of free options.

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Just bought a colouring in book for Sophie that does this. The fact that I can make my own is cool.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 17, 10:18 PM

The lesson here for higher ed is about developing familiarity with new technologies.  The possibilities for AR across all disciplines are immense, but often students (and teachers) find it difficult to initially connect with a use that allows them to start to conceive of how it can be used.  Something as ubiquitous as colouring is used in many contexts (think of the Anatomy colouring book used by many health practitioners to learn about systems and connections).

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Digital Compass | digital citizenship games

Digital Compass | digital citizenship games | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

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What Does Your Classroom Look Like? Design Matters, Say Researchers

What Does Your Classroom Look Like? Design Matters, Say Researchers | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
A new report finds that simple factors like classroom lighting and use of color can have a significant impact on student performance.

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Some good research and indicates that simple changes in classroom set up and design can have large impacts in student development.

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, April 8, 2:21 PM

This is an article to come back to at the beginning of each school year. These factors (temperature, lighting, color, size of the room) may not always be under the teacher's control, but working to include student work, the proper amount of wall space, etc., could be beneficial for student achievement.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 9, 10:42 AM

No more desks in rows! Abolish it now!! ;)

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How to Teach Computing: An Introduction to Concepts, Tools and Resources for Primary Teacher

How to Teach Computing: An Introduction to Concepts, Tools and Resources for Primary Teacher | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

The course is targeted at classroom teachers working in primary schools (students at least 5 years and maximum 13 years of age). However, the course is open to anyone interested in the topic and is free of charge.

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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This is a good MOOC/PD for teachers who need to start incorporating coding into their classes, in short most Primary teachers

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Teaching Digital Natives Infographic

Teaching Digital Natives Infographic | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

Teaching Digital Natives Infographic At the beginning of 2014, Versal surveyed over 400 teachers to better understand their perspectives on teaching with technology. Last month, they run the same survey again and analyzed how things have changed. The Teaching Digital Natives Infographic... http://elearninginfographics.com/teaching-digital-natives-infographic/


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How libraries can track their impact in the digital age

How libraries can track their impact in the digital age | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Seattle Central Library. Photo Credit: Flickr user Thomas Hawk. Librarians from across the country are gathered this weekend in Miami ...

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Loops - The iPad animator

Loops - The iPad animator | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

Loop lets you easily create short hand-drawn animations on your iPad and share them via email, Tumblr and in the Loop gallery.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 22, 10:06 AM

This looks like a useful free tool for creating short hand drawn animations on the iPad. A great way to illustrate or get students to illustrate meaning and concepts.

GG's curator insight, March 24, 11:39 PM

This could be good!

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The top 50 apps for creative minds

The top 50 apps for creative minds | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make films, music, art and more

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic)

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic) | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 10:21 PM

There are good ideas. What I find interesting, is I know some Internet sources i.e. blogs that are followed extensively and are written by people who spent little time in the classroom and no nothing about teaching.

 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 26, 12:05 PM

Mia MacMeekin's useful poster for student assessment of credibility

Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 26, 6:13 PM

We need to continually reinforce these skills for our students to master this, thanks for sharing

 

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iPad vs PC: typing speeds for students

iPad vs PC: typing speeds for students | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Typing is often a strange sort of battleground when dis…
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I recognise that this is a study conducted at one school, but it is still interesting and good research. Students of today are able to type on a virtual keyboard as easily or better than a regular keyboard.

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

Zengin Çilingir Kale Anahtarcı's curator insight, March 23, 7:58 PM

http://www.zengincilingir.com

Manuel Morilla Jaren's curator insight, March 30, 4:41 AM

añada su visión ...

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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - graphite

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - graphite | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can better adjust their teaching to meet the kids right at their level. These digital formative assessment tools can help you do the job.

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Have used most of these and they help with quick formative feedback.

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Lynn Lease's curator insight, March 16, 9:20 AM

If you are interested in Turnitin workshops or discussion groups, contact the UNOH CEE at cee@unoh.edu.

DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, March 17, 12:51 PM

Teachers and students.

Inko Illarramendi's curator insight, March 19, 6:27 AM

Hainbat webgune jarduera desberdinak egiteko ikasgelan.