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15 Great Mindmapping Tools and Apps

15 Great Mindmapping Tools and Apps | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

"Mindmapping is the process of drawing up diagrams that show relations between various ideas, tasks or information. For many of us this shows to actually be a way of taking notes that can be more useful than just writing down keywords or sentences like we do on a to-do list."


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Eburon's comment, December 14, 2012 10:04 AM
Great list of mind map tools! MindMapp for iPad (just released!) could make a nice addition, see http://mindmapp.net
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Backchannel Chat - Safe Secure Classroom Discussions

Backchannel Chat - Safe Secure Classroom Discussions | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Backchannel Chat is a class discussion tool that was designed from the ground up to support teachers. Backchannels are great for increasing participation in classroom discussions and for informally assessing your students’ knowledge.

Teacher can control all aspects of the discussion, you can remove messages and prevent students from posting, if the pace of the discussion is overwhelming and key messages are lost you can take control and lock the room so that only you can add content.
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The best tools for your paperless classroom

The best tools for your paperless classroom | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve had a paperless classroom for awhile, have tried to go paperless but have made it only halfway there, or if you’re just taking your first baby steps into emptying your classroom of its paper piles, selecting tools that will take the...
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WhatsApp comes to the desktop

WhatsApp comes to the desktop | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
It's what millions of WhatsApp users have wanted for ages and it's finally happening. The instant messaging giant, which is owned by Facebook, revealed on Wednesday that will allow people to send
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4 Best Practices in Implementing GBL

4 Best Practices in Implementing GBL | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
For successful gamification, build the excitement, use the data you collect, make the game fun for all students, and never underestimate the value of play.
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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.
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10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

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Check out the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning around Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning and Partnerships in Learning.
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45 Fantastic Chrome Apps and Extensions!

45 Fantastic Chrome Apps and Extensions! | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
My absolute FAVORITE Google Chrome Apps and Extensions! As many of you may know, I am a confessed Chrome addict ! I even have a presentation to prove it: Confessions of a Chrome Addict . I have...
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Google releases guide to help schools integrate its technology into classrooms

Google releases guide to help schools integrate its technology into classrooms | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Google today released what it calls "a guide to activating technology in schools" as part of its education efforts. Intended to assist teachers and IT administrators, Google says the new guide base...
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

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Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.
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Creating Multimedia Timelines

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Timeline JS is one of my favorite tools for creating multimedia timelines. In the video embedded below I provide a short demonstration of how to create a multimedia timeline on Timeline JS. Here a...
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Straight From Students: Smart Tips for Searching Online

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Karoline Hestsveen, a high school student in Norway, collaborated with 26 other students and teacher Ann Michaelsen to write the interactive digital book Connected Learners: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom, a collection of...
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50+ Best Websites for Teachers

50+ Best Websites for Teachers | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
The following websites have been personally recommended by teachers for teachers. Check out the blogs, websites where you can find resources, and websites for your classroom.
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5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do On YouTube

5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do On YouTube | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Here is what you will get to learn from these tips: Know how to add subtitles and closed captions to your videos Add and edit annotations use enhancement features to improve your videos How to use YouTube video editor to combine, trim, add music and customize your clips How to search YouTube library for copyright-free music to add to your videos How to swap the audio track on our videos
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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms
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8 Must Have Apps for Teachers

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Here is our collection of the best 8 apps for teachers. Take a look and Keep in touch with parents, students, and other teachers through these helpful apps.
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5 trends that will emerge in education technology in 2015

5 trends that will emerge in education technology in 2015 | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Education technology will become even more an everyday tool in U.S. classrooms in 2015.
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Definitely a trend for South Africa as well
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Traits of an Effective Tech Coach

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What are the traits of an effective technology coach and how can schools assess the effectiveness of a coach?
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Create a Badge with Google Drawing

Create a Badge with Google Drawing | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
If you have thought of creating your own badges here are the steps I use in Google Draw to create them. Create a Drawing From Google Drive create a Google Drawing. Resize the Canvas Use the File me...
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5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

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As mobile learning becomes more common, district leaders are working hard to juggle nimble adaptation in a changing environment and the desire to get it right.
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Top Ten Websites of 2014

Top Ten Websites of 2014 | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Every week, I post a website(s) that my classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with me about; others not so much. Here, I...
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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really wa...
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