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33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

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Bookmark them all. Change your life forever.

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Make up your own mind!  I'm just sayin'.

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Navankur Verma's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:43 PM

some really helpful websites of whom you would have surely thought of

From around the web

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Leading The Future Of Learning Through Four Key Trends - Forbes

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I recently had the opportunity to speak at an event dedicated to ‘The Talent Revolution’ and organized by the Google Digital Academy.
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Loops - The iPad animator

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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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10 iPad apps you should be using | ZDNet

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Looking for apps for your iPad that you'll actually end up using? These 10 apps are a good place to start.

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12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations

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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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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 16, 9:06 AM

 

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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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Seven big myths about improving universities - Beacon Review

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Andreas Schleicher, in charge of the Pisa tests, reveals mistaken beliefs about what makes a high-performing education system
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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 25, 5:45 PM

Well done mindmap about learning theories.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 4:53 AM

Really useful mindmap with links to further info about the theories and theorists. Shame it isn't in an easily downloadable format.

Cris Mepham's curator insight, February 27, 6:52 AM

If you need a few ideas!

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How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr

How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Hashtags, which make it easier to find, share and curate content on social platforms, can be an invaluable tool in your marketing arsenal.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, February 18, 11:36 AM

This article shows how different social media sites make use of hashtags. Most importantly, it shares some insight into how you can make the most effective use of hashtags for your brand

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Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics

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Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help.

Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 11, 7:49 PM

Corporate point of view-- excellent source for Instructional Designers! 

Alfredo Erba's curator insight, February 19, 10:07 AM

Interessante approfondimento per ampliare le metriche per la valutazione delle attività formative.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, February 19, 5:37 PM

A useful set of measures for an training organisation.

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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.

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Trent Online's curator insight, February 18, 4:00 PM

An excellent grammar-checking and grammar-advice tool

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 9:10 PM

I'll have to try this new service. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 3:11 AM

..always handy when writing :)

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Jane Hart: Learning in the Modern Workplace - it's more than (e-)Training

Jane Hart: Learning in the Modern Workplace - it's more than (e-)Training | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
How much learning are you enabling in your organisation? Are you only creating, delivering and managing courses? Or are you supporting all the other ways people learn in the workplace? Don't get pa...

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 14, 11:16 AM

Model of organizational learning. 

e_learnglobal's curator insight, February 19, 5:52 PM

A great distinctuon of different types of learning! 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 3:20 AM

Learning happens everywhere so take advantage of this fact in every situation and give learners opportunities to experience the modern learning space.

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How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr

How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Hashtags, which make it easier to find, share and curate content on social platforms, can be an invaluable tool in your marketing arsenal.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, February 9, 4:01 PM

A hashtag is the wonder of the past decade. It was born to address the need to organize and make sense of the overwhelming social media buzz. Thanks to active and creative user adoption, hashtag support has been added to most popular social media platforms

David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 10, 12:31 PM

Nice, simple explanation.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 13, 7:11 AM

Hashtags provide an easy way to curate information across the web. This post explains how they have been adopted on different platforms to enable you to bookmark content relevant to your interests.

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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Coding is the New Literacy - Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens - FRACTUS LEARNING

Coding is the New Literacy - Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens - FRACTUS LEARNING | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
There is no denying that coding is snowballing in importance across schools all around the world. Whether it’s Scratch, Programming Games or the Hour of Code, an understanding of software and the ability to code is fast becoming an essential skill for all 21st century learners.

At a recent TEDx event in Jackson Mississippi, Professor Marina Bers discussed her research into the design and study of innovative learning technologies to promote children’s positive development. How does this research manifest and present itself in the real world? Well programming robots of course!

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How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep

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Before a presentation your nerves become fired up and your heart starts to pound. While the audience may be sizing you up, they are only hoping for an engaging presentation. They want you to succeed and quite frankly they need you to succeed. The infographic provided by Udemy walks us through the three critical points to creating a great presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 23, 12:42 PM

Attractive and informative infographic on PowerPoint presentations.

Thanks for the suggestion to Ivo Novy.

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Fenia's curator insight, March 24, 2:37 PM

Useful guide to good presentations - not only for ppt but also for other presentation tools 

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Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education

Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality will be omnipresent and ubiquitous in 5 years. It is hard to find now. It is completely missing in education. The question is, who will take a leadership role and fill the gap? Why not you?

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Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 9:42 AM

This article talks about one of the many future uses of VR, as a means of education. You asked us what we thought the future of technology is, well Sir, I do believe this is it.

Brock Nicholls's curator insight, March 27, 9:34 AM

Pfaff, J (1 March, 2015). Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education. EduKWest.http://www.edukwest.com/virtual-reality-is-the-future-of-career-education/


This article is an expansion on the idea of virtual reality and what it can do for us. It explains that virtual reality has the possibility of providing us with real life work experiences. Mentions the oculus also and discusses the potential of providing many people across the world at once a unique experience of the scenario in real time. Author states he himself is jumping on board and others should also try filling the gap between VR and online education. Technology allowing people to have a in-depth life like experience before having to really experience it is obviously important and will be massive if done properly.

Benjamin Johnson's curator insight, March 28, 1:06 AM

Difficult to imagine all of the 'in-between' steps between where we are now and being hard-wired into direct-to-brain electrode stimulation.

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TechChef4u Massive iPad Pinterest Collection

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TechChef4u CEO, Speaker, ADE 2013, Eanes ISD 1:1 iPad K-12, Social Geek, Mom Chic Geek iJewelry: http://goo.gl/5hKQNU All things TechChef4u - www.techchef4u.com


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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 19, 9:46 AM

Great! Love this chart. 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 19, 5:29 PM

Genial a utilização da taxonomia de Bloom nesse infografico das possiveis atividades em formato "blended"(mix presencial e on line)

Dr. Melissa A. Bordogna's curator insight, March 26, 1:59 AM

At a glance, I thought this a helpful infographic.  It also made me think of the types of feedback I give my students.  In addtion to using a rubric (marking criteria), I tend to provide a fair bit of written feedback.  

How about you...Which types of feedback have you found to be very effective in terms of student learning (as oppose to time-saving for us)?

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ICT's - Individual Learning Needs

None-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/ . Make your own animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a fre...
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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without

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We asked 19 Social Media Pros to share their Top Visual Content Creation Tools. Here are 36 of their top tools and a handy cheat sheet for the Top 5.

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Xavier Lambert's curator insight, February 23, 10:03 PM

#Canva Superstar :-)

ruthschapira's curator insight, February 27, 7:49 AM

Best  list culled from experts

connie butcher's curator insight, March 4, 11:38 AM

Great "Scoops" on your sheet!!!!

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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don’t even have a bookstore that is accessible by users and many people are left to fend for themselves to load content on it.

Here is a comprehensive free e-book resource catalog online. All of these books are hardware agnostic, which means they are not locked by DRM (Digital Rights Management). All you have to do is simply download a title and load in via the USB cable from your computer to your e-reader. Many of these sites also provide the books in more than one format, so they will work with your Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony e-reader and hundreds of others.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 17, 9:55 AM

Great resource, and it's free!

Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, February 18, 11:52 AM

Here is a cool one for all my Kindle toting friends - a comprehensive list of sources for free e-books.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 11:20 AM

Great resource for BYOD schools who want to create a level playing field for all students with all devices.

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Content Marketing Guide - Search Engine Journal

Content Marketing Guide - Search Engine Journal | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

The strategic creation and sharing of online content to achieve specific marketing objectives and business goals


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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, February 17, 2:24 PM

Successful content marketing means communicating effectively, making connections, engaging your audience, inspiring customer action, and providing something of value to your fans or followers. And, let’s not forget about the impact high quality content and a well-implemented strategy can have on your SEO—with Google’s continued algorithm updates, quality content is a first class ticket to the front of the line

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Learning Enriches Lives

The Lifelong Learning Campaign is a nationwide initiative that aims to promote a lifelong learning culture and mind-set among individuals and employers. The ...
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How to Record Your iPad Screen - Jonathan Wylie

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Once you learn how to record your iPad screen, you will be able to create your own iPad tutorials and app demonstrations. Here's what you need to know to screencast your iPad.

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EUSD BTSA/Induction's curator insight, February 17, 10:37 AM

I'm excited to try this!

Lee Hall's curator insight, February 17, 4:20 PM

Very helpful to be able to explain how to work an app for the children.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 18, 4:01 PM

Always learning something new.

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MOOC Research Hub

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Research Initiative

MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a set of investments intended to explore the potential of MOOCs to extend access to postsecondary credentials through more personalized, more affordable pathways.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 5, 11:09 PM

The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The purpose of the initiative is to fill the 'research gap' regarding MOOCs. 

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

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Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.


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Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, February 6, 5:08 AM

"The first rule is so important, it’s RULE 0.… The new thing is never as good as the old thing, at least right now. Soon, the new thing will be better than the old thing will be." Seth Godwin

 
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, February 6, 2:19 PM

gosto da premissa que tecnologia não endereça/resolve necessidades emocionais, básicas na pirâmide aqui ilustrada.


A hierarquia tecnológica de segurança, sociabilização, cognição, estética, etc é um excelente passo a passo para utilização da tecnologia como ferramenta de aprendizagem.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:19 PM

This is a project which is ongoing. Maslow, like others i.e. Ellul, had reservations about computers, but his work is important in their uses.