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Huge List (100+) of Web, Social Media and Content Tools

Huge List (100+) of Web, Social Media and Content Tools | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

I've compiled a large list of familiar (and not-so-familiar) tools that will hopefully help you with your web content, social media, analytical and curation needs. If there's something I missed, feel free to add it to the Google Doc.


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Print from Your Android Devices Using Cloud Print

Print from Your Android Devices Using Cloud Print | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Cloud Print is a free Android app that allows you to wirelessly print from your Android devices. Cloud Print works by syncing your devices to the Google Cloud Print service. You will have to set up Google Cloud Printing on at least one computer in order to take advantage of the Cloud Print app.

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Big Dog, Little Dog: A Table of Design Methodologies: Instructional, Thinking, Agile, System, or X Problems?

Big Dog, Little Dog: A Table of Design Methodologies: Instructional, Thinking, Agile, System, or X Problems? | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

With so many design models to choose from, what should I use? To help with the answer I created a table of five design methodologies that may assist you in choosing a model to start from:
-Instructional System Design
-Design Thinking
-Agile Design
-System Thinking
-X Problems
The table includes their definitions, visual models, primary focus and goals, values, main steps, and further readings (web links). Note that models are only guides on the sides, not sages on the stages, so don't hesitate to mix, match and adapt to help you arrive at a perfect solution to a difficult problem.
Let me know what you think.

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40 iPad Apps For Language Learners

40 iPad Apps For Language Learners | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

"iPad is no doubt a great device for almost all purpose in today’s lifestyle. This everyone knows, but what many don’t know about the iPad is that it is also an incredible tool for learning. Yes, you read it right. It helps in your learning, and language learning is one of those. Whether you are learning Japanese Kanji or the sweet Spanish, the iPad will help you a lot."


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The Case For Social Media in Schools

The Case For Social Media in Schools | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents are often wary about using social media in the classroom. Here's why the benefits outweigh the risks.
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Top 36 Social Networks for Educators

Top 36 Social Networks for Educators | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

After you have learnt in the first part about key notions of social networking, how it evolved, reasons why school should embrace them, their benefits on both teachers and students, you will now be able to have access to a set of the most useful social networking websites where you can meet up with other educators from all around the world and always stay in the picture of the latest news in the educational sphere.

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Google+ Directory - Google Documents

A brillinat directory curated by Shamil Weerakoon on everything realting to Google+ IMpressive list of articles resources and tools. 

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Version 2-Stages of Personalized Learning Environments

Version 2-Stages of Personalized Learning Environments | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) Version One chart needed to be updated. Why? Because of the considerable feedback we received after posting our first version of the chart. Some of the feedback was about consistency and flow across the stages. What worked in what stage?

 

We definitely want to thank those that critiqued the stages for us and helped us with this version two. Some districts shared with us that our version one was going to be their foundation of their personalized learning initiative. We wanted to refine it so it was clear, consistent, and easily understood. We went to work to update the stages for them and anyone else moving to a personalized learning environment.

 

Please feel free to download version two and let us know how it supports your transformation to personalizing learning.


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Mobile opportunity for learning in Africa

Mobile opportunity for learning in Africa | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Mobile devices are at the centre of a revolution delivering platforms to achieve knowledge transfer and behaviour change in Africa. With the accelerating growth of mobile devices in Africa the past few years, unique solutions have been developed to address barriers to large-scale adoption of learning platforms. In particular, the specific challenges and unique problems faced in Africa have had a marked impact on the innovation in developing novel channels for providing information in a cost-effective manner.

 

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How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.

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Digital Literacy in the primary classroom

Digital Literacy in the primary classroom | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

How can we ensure that our learners are digitally literate? The elements then become a stable foundation for any planning to start from. I have taken each of the elements and looked at it as a starting point for planning learning and teaching in my class leading to the following possible strategies.


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The Importance of Source Evaluation and Content Credibility Skills for Today’s Students | Emerging Education Technology

The Importance of Source Evaluation and Content Credibility Skills for Today’s Students | Emerging Education Technology | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Effective evaluation of the credibility of sources is more important than ever for students faced with an overwhelming array of content.
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Educational Technology Guy: 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy: 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Schools can use social media to connect with parents and the community and communicate with staff and students.


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UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning: Africa and the Middle East « Educational Technology Debate

UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning: Africa and the Middle East « Educational Technology Debate | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

According to the UNESCO published paper, Africa and the Middle East are “leapfrogging” the earlier PC revolution and enthusiastically embracing the more recent mobile revolution. Unlike countries in Latin America for example, African countries (and many in the Middle East as well) have not made substantial investments in filling schools with computers or providing laptops to students. At some level, Africa is (for lack of a better phrase) a “clean slate” when it comes to ICT use in education. Because so many Africans have mobile phones, many educators are eager to leverage these devices to improve and provide greater access to education.

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The Top Apps for Learners who Struggle with Text!

The Top Apps for Learners who Struggle with Text! | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Paul Hamilton lists the top apps for students who struggle with text. Just 13 more ways to level the playing field!

 

> Paperport:  Note-taking app with audio and voice recognition

> Text Grabber:  Turn hard copy to readable PDF

> Cloudon:  Do equations and other math on the iPad

> Type on PDF:  Complete tests on the iPad; import PDF's form Dropbox

> Abilipad:  Word prediction with TTS

> Nebulous Notes:  Text editor; integrates with DropBox

> AudioNote:  Combine typed and handwritten notes with built in mic to record voice.

> Dragon Dictation:  Easy to use voice recognition; use "Speak Selection" to read dictated work.

> vBookz PDF Voice Reader:  TTS for reading PDF files

> GoodReader:  Offers TTS for text files; works with DropBox

> Idea Sketch: Create mind map and turn it into an outline.

> Book Creator: Create and share multimedia projects on the iPad

> Side by Side:  Split iPad screen into up to customizable "windows"

 

 


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Final Call for Proposals - emerge2012.net » emerge2012.net

This is an online conference that I do not want to miss!! 

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Updating Your Spreadsheet Skills with Microsoft Excel 2010 Online Course

Updating Your Spreadsheet Skills with Microsoft Excel 2010 Online Course | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
ALISON Free Online Courses: Updating Your Spreadsheet Skills with Microsoft Excel 2010...
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Trudi van Wyk (CoL) - There are no OER Shortcuts to Quality Education (video)

Video Presentation by Ms. Trudi van Wyk, Education Specialist -eLearning, Commonwealth of Learning for Open Education Week, 5 - 10 March 2012 (Worldwide).

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how people use e-books User Survey

how people use e-books User Survey | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Results from the survey on e-books usage covering aspects of: motivation, discovery, metadata and needs.

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A Quick Guide To Managing A Classroom Full Of iPads

A Quick Guide To Managing A Classroom Full Of iPads | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

While the iPad’s potential in formal learning environments is clear, there is a practical side to its implementation that is not often recognized until after they’re purchased. Logistics here are usually left to an over-worked school or district IT person—or worse, to the classroom teacher.

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Spreaker Create Podcasts and Broadcast Them Live for Free

Spreaker Create Podcasts and Broadcast Them Live for Free | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

"Spreaker is a cool web service that allows its users to create free podcasts and broadcast them live on the air. I was really pretty amazed with the different functionalities a service such as Spreaker offers for free.Both students and teachers can use this tool to create and record their own podcasts without the need for any extra hardware."


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8 Great Free Web Resources Focused on Using the iPad in Education | Emerging Education Technology

8 Great Free Web Resources Focused on Using the iPad in Education | Emerging Education Technology | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Some of the Internet's best resources dedicated exclusively to educational uses of the iPad.
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12 Great Dictionary Extensions For Chrome

12 Great Dictionary Extensions For Chrome | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

"1- Auto Translate

This extension allows you to translate words, and sntence by just selecting them. It is powered by Google Translate technologies.

2- Bubble Translate

Translate a selection of text inside any website and view the result without leaving the page.

3- Chrome Dictionary Lite

Powered by Google Translate, Chrome Dictionary Lite lets you to translate the words on your current page.

4- Context Menu Button for Google Dictionary

This extension adds a Google Dictionary button to the context menu when you select a word and right-click.

5- Dictionary Lookup

allows you to look up definitions (from Wiktionary) of words and phrases (English only) in a clean inline box.

6- DictionaryTip

Just double-click on a word and get its meaning, and you can also select the word and press the shortcuts to see the definitions.

7- Google Dictionary

This is available for you to translate foreign words of 11 languages (such as Chinese, English, Italian, etc.) to your language of choice.

8- Inline Search & Lookup

This extension gets definitions from search engines (such as Google), online dictionaries (such as Wiktionary) or encyclopedias (such as Wikipedia), and you can also add your own sources.

9- MultiLookup

it is available for you to look up words in Google (English) Dictionary and/or Google Realtime Search

10- Dynamic Language Tools

This is a Google Chrome Extension which can translate entire webpages to your own language or language of your choice.

11- Right Click and Translate

This is a free Google Chrome Extension which can translate texts on web pages. Right Click and Translate extension is easy to use.

12- Google Translate

Google Translate can translate whole Web Pages into your own language or language of your choice which one simple click."


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