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Finding a Way to Help Every Type of Learner: New Frontiers in Learning on ... - Huffington Post

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Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages

Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Quickly publish and share your message with one simple page. No signup, just easy, beautiful design.

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Looking forward to trying this and see what I can do.

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Fiona Price's curator insight, July 10, 11:58 AM

Via Nik Peachey "Great for multimedia posters, project presentations, etc."

Herman van Schie's comment, Today, 1:31 AM
You need a manual of Tackk. Look at http://ict-idee.blogspot.nl/2012/11/136-maak-een-een-pagina-website-met.html (Manual in Dutch. Translate-button on site).
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Tackk.

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Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes

Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

After many requests for a drawing feature, we’re happy to announce that Mural.ly now allows you to sketch your ideas out on sticky notes (and we’re pretty excited about it).


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 8, 3:20 PM

infografico do caminho de desenho de serviços que vale como refererencia.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 9, 2:42 AM

Mural.ly has novel tools. Among other, you can add sticky notes inside.


Have a go for your infographics

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:05 PM

Great addition to let you sketch on sticky notes.

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Best iPhone and iPad apps to help you learn a new language! - iMore

Best iPhone and iPad apps to help you learn a new language! - iMore | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Looking for the best iPhone apps and Best iPad apps to help you learn a new language? No matter what language you want to learn, there are hundreds of options available in the App Store. Whether you're getting ready to travel the world or just feel it's important to know another language, it's never too late to learn. Luckily, the days of having to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for online or tape courses are long gone. However, that doesn't mean all language learning apps are created equal. These are the language learning apps for iPhone and iPad that we think are the absolute best!``


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 5, 8:21 AM

I'm thinking it may be time to learn Spanish. 

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Ebooks v paper - FT.com

Ebooks v paper - FT.com | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Yet research has already told us a lot about how we read now. First and foremost, it emphasises that even using paper, there are many different approaches. Most of us probably have a settled style: you might be a skimmer, a skipper, a front-to-back completist, a keeper of the pristine page or an obsessive writer of marginalia. Whatever the case, our habits have probably been created largely as combination of childhood experience and how the medium we read in is nudging us.


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After years of paper, for reading and  study, Ebooks make the grade. 

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Nataliasterns's curator insight, July 3, 12:20 PM

lectura papel vs tablet

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 5, 2:15 PM

Ebooks versus papel.

Debra Evans's curator insight, July 10, 3:28 PM

Definitely worth reading this article. I have heard many teachers proclaim that reading a "book" is more beneficial than an ereader, etc. I have not necessarily bekieved what they say, but the evidence is just not there yet, however it is beginning to come and my own anecdotal evidence seems to resonate with what is being stated here. 

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Passion Driven Learning and the Technology that Supports It

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Over the past few months, I've shared many of the creations that my nephew has made including his most recent venture into puppetry. Today, I wanted to take a moment to break down some specific exa...
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When it grabs your interest, so much can unfold.  This is the record of a very positive, personal, non-school based learning experience.

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Feeling creative?  Want to share your summer holidays, produce a fun movie, or join the video crowd?  This might help you get started.

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 12:43 AM

This is something that I need to read. 

Salon de tecnologia's curator insight, July 6, 2:40 PM

Vale la pena echarle un ojito!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 10, 6:54 AM

Video Production

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Soundhawk Smart Hearing Aid Combines Fashion, Function

Soundhawk Smart Hearing Aid Combines Fashion, Function | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The three-piece hearing aid is now available for a presale price of $279 ($20 off the suggested retail cost).
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Noise is increasing, hearing decreases as we age,  This is certainly an interesting communications assistance device that meets that challenge and works as a bluetooth as well.

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New Horizon Report Insists Teachers Use Tech - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon

New Horizon Report Insists Teachers Use Tech - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 K-12 Editionwas released this past week, examining emerging technologies and their potential impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Part of the NMC Horizon Project, a 12-year effort, this report highlights “six trends, challenges, and emerging technologies that will affect current practice” over the next five years. Aside from being great content for your next Twitter chat, this year’s iteration of the NMC Horizon Report is a must-read for 21st century educators and education policy makers alike. Following is a summary of major points."


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Jim Harmon's curator insight, June 24, 3:34 PM

Always enjoy reading the Horizon Report. This year is a kind of a "No Duh!", but needed.

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What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic

What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"There are so many ways that teachers are using social media –  both in the classroom and for their own professional development. From Instagram   and Facebook in the classroom to Twitter lists and hashtags for their PLN, there are so many social networks and so much content to choose from when you’re looking. You know that whether you’re browsing through your Twitter feed or searching on Pinterest, there are certain things that catch your eye and other things that blend into the background. You pick and choose what looks interesting to you.

 

When you’re the creator of the content, however – either for professional use with other teachers or for student’s consumption – you need to be concerned with getting your message out there in a way that ensures it isn’t the content that is blending into the background. The handy infographic below takes a look at the ideal length for all of your social media postings.  Keep reading to learn more!"


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Teachers, lawyers, Doctors, Sports professionals, broadcasters, retired folk, businessmen, people who like to play with their mobile phones..  Everyone needs to know how to tweet well.  Explain that to your 90 year old grandmother!

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Kymberley Pelky's curator insight, June 21, 8:25 AM

Great insight for wordy people like me!

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:49 AM

Of course some types of tweets are best left unposted whatever size they are

Chris Eller's curator insight, June 24, 10:44 AM

This is a topic I, personally, have been wrestling with recently. If you look at many of the forms of communication listed in the infographic, the common denominator is how short our attention span is when consuming online information.


For example, 


  • Video - 3 to 3.5 minutes
  • Presentation (sermon?) - 18 minutes
  • Podcast - 22 minutes
  • Headline - 60 characters


Based on my own informal research at First Family Church, I would have to agree with the the overall consensus of these findings. A common complaint I receive in our Small Group Curriculum Evaluations is that we provide too much information. Consequently, I am looking for ways to break our teaching into even smaller chunks and develop teaching helps (e.g. handouts) that are available by clicking a link rather than including in the formal lesson.


From a church perspective, would it be too frightening to try and evaluate how engaged people are during a 40 to 50 minute sermon? A very informal indication could be how many people are using their phones or mobile devices during a sermon. Yes, they have their Bible on their device, and it is likely they are referring to the digital Bible occasionally, but if someone is staring intently at their phone or tablet for an extended period of time during the sermon, odds are good they have transitioned to something else and are focused on the content on their device rather than actively listening to the sermon.


If you have the courage, try and see how many in your church this Sunday are staring at their mobile devices rather than actively listening to your sermon.


What are your thoughts? Will the church need to adjust its centuries-old method of teaching as the attention span of church attenders shrinks?

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10 Powerful iPad Apps For English And History - Edudemic

10 Powerful iPad Apps For English And History - Edudemic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"When I first started teaching English with 1:1 iPads, I was really jealous of the science and fine arts teachers. They had all of the most engaging apps, and I was left with a lowly word processor and an instant thesaurus.


Fortunately, so much has changed. I now have the flexibility to duck in and out of my students’ papers as they write and leave them comments on drafts in progress. I have the resources to connect them with a real-world network of readers who authentically guide them to books they will enjoy through reviews and ratings. "


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Julie Davis, PhD's curator insight, June 24, 6:04 AM

English 1:1 with iPad - provide feedback to students as they write their drafts

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How to Destroy College Education - Daily Beast

How to Destroy College Education - Daily Beast | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Daily Beast How to Destroy College Education Daily Beast And Thomas Jefferson thought that nurturing a student's capacity for life-long learning within a university structure was necessary for science and commerce while also being essential for...
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The hive, ultimately, is not community.

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Making Aging Positive - The Atlantic

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The Atlantic
Making Aging Positive
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My training was invaluable, and geriatric medicine is a specialty highly tuned to the needs of older adults. Yet, as they ....
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Well worth reading, thinking about and acting on.  Aging is something that happens to us all, but we don't have to grow "old".

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iTunes U update with iPad Course Creation, Student Discussions & more

iTunes U update with iPad Course Creation, Student Discussions & more | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

The new features will begin rolling out July 8 with the ability for teachers to create and manage previously uploaded lessons directly from the iPad. Apple says the course creation features will let teachers grab content from iWork, iBooks Author or “any of the over 75,000 educational apps available for iPad.” It will also let teachers use the iPad’s camera to include shots and video of real-world items in courses. The course creation feature will be available to educators in all 69 with the materials they create distributed in up 155 countries.


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sobrie01's curator insight, July 10, 12:07 PM

Picture creating your own async classroom and having the abilty to have different instructor contribute to the lessons. Very cool functions that are easy to use. Well Done Apple!

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, Today, 3:12 AM

The addition of discussions moves iTunesU from an elaborate textbook to something that involves collaboration - a good move. Pity it's only for private courses.

Fiona Price's curator insight, Today, 9:18 AM

Exciting news!

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3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Le...

3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Le... | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.
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Some more  useful terms to throw around when trying to inspire.

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

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VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.


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It never hurts to expand ones vocabulary.

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, July 7, 5:17 AM

Fun! I wish this was leveled for elementary school students. 

Daniel Compton's curator insight, July 7, 7:25 AM

Another vocabulary builder- the standardized test features are a plus.

Wan-li Tsai's curator insight, July 7, 7:25 PM

Another interesting website to increase your vocabulary!

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New Frontiers for Corporate Education: the Self-Learning

New Frontiers for Corporate Education: the Self-Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
What Self-Learning is and how it contributes to Evolution of Companies’ Culture The self-learning is a process that takes place every time we process information received from outside (what we read, we do, see and hear) through our knowledge and...

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Learning is a process that happens no matter what for those with any level of understanding and/or of intellect. Focused learning, whether self-directed, or institutionally driven usually proves to be useful learning.

 

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Book Review: 'The Upside of Aging' - Pensacola News Journal

Book Review: 'The Upside of Aging' - Pensacola News Journal | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
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Book Review: 'The Upside of Aging'
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Health, capability and interest, not age.

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What should the role of education be? | Parent Edge

What should the role of education be? | Parent Edge | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
What role should education play in a child's life, what skills should it teach? Is it enough to study subjects or do we need holistic development? ... What is learning? Let's take the bottom up approach.
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Remember me on this computer - The New Republic

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Remember me on this computer
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The concept of sensory processing disorder—or sensory integration dysfunction, as it is also known—was pioneered by a California occupational therapist and psychologist, A.
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Invisible to most, overwhelming to some.  When ones senses open the doors too wide, they are met by a flood of stimulation.  It's hard for those of us with effective filters to understand.  Listen and watch those who experience it and you will see the pain.

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How the iPad has Brought 3 Generations of Learners Together - FRACTUS LEARNING

How the iPad has Brought 3 Generations of Learners Together - FRACTUS LEARNING | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
I have recruited three generations, from iPad Grandma, to iPad Gigi to iPad Toddler in my family. How did this happen? How have things changed between us?

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5 Time-saving Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Time-saving Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

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Tips anyone can benefit from.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 1:44 AM

Most teachers I know are too busy to save time. Slow down, tune in, focus for a moment and walk away with even one new Gmail Trick... it could make you day. 

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Offra Gerstein, Relationship Matters: Does technology harm human ... - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Offra Gerstein, Relationship Matters: Does technology harm human ...
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The new Society for sure.

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ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com

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Every iOS 7 Trick You Will Need for iPhone Utopia - MakeUseOf

Every iOS 7 Trick You Will Need for iPhone Utopia - MakeUseOf | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
From putting folders in the dock to blocking incoming calls, there are lots of iOS tips and features that many new and veteran users are still unaware of. Though iOS is nearing its eighth incarnation, iOS 7 is only a year old and still bearing many new fruits in terms of productivity if you know…

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 17, 7:07 PM

I need to learn to use some of these features.