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Apps and Sites for Storytelling - graphite

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Storytelling is a very useful skill. It helps kids reel in listeners and requires them to remember material by heart. Use these fun apps and sites to help kids find their unique voice as storytellers, orators, individuals.

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Looks like there is something for everyone here.

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Gerardo Varela's curator insight, May 20, 2014 12:02 PM

Aplicaciones y sitios para storytelling

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 2014 8:59 PM

Digital storytelling can be used in any class for students to demonstrate their knowledge of content and/or skills. 

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

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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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Scannable- A New Powerful App from Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Scannable- A New Powerful App from Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Here is a wonderful new app released by Evernote a few days ago. Scannable is an app that allows you to easily scan papers and save them to your Evernote or share them with others via email or text. The way Scannable works is pretty basic: simply point your iPad or iPhone camera at the document you want to scan (this could be a post-it note, information on a business card or notes on a whiteboard), Scannable immediately captures it and make it available to you in the form of a shareable document.

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One more way to assist iPad and iPhone owners involved in learning activities.

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The High School Chapter, Page One | Support for Special Needs

The High School Chapter, Page One | Support for Special Needs | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Schuyler started her summer band camp this morning, so I guess this is sort of the unofficial beginning of her high school years. Two weeks of 7am-to-noon rehearsals, a week of evening practices, and then ninth grade ...
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75 best apps for special education, special nee...

75 best apps for special education, special nee... | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
We asked special education teachers, OTs and SLPs to recommend their favorite apps for autism, speech and language, reading and writing, auditory processing disorder, executive functioning and more. Here is their list.
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What Your Smartphone Is Doing To Your Body & Mind

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On average, people pick up their smartphone 221 times a day to do things with it. It's no secret that we are getting more and more addicted to these handsets, but have you wondered what effect that is having on your mind and your body? Scientists are definitely curious and have a few ideas


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 19, 8:28 AM

A short light article but with lots of links to research data.


faith ward's curator insight, January 24, 8:39 AM

Research data in the article is very interesting. 

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9 Important Steps To Effective Home Page Design

Effective web design must begin with a clear goal or purpose for the website. When visitors enter a website they normally start scanning from the top left. …

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If you are like me and wanting to put out an interesting web site that draws visitors, there is some excellent information to get started with.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 13, 5:26 PM

These basic steps apply to both commercial and academic home page design.

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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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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, February 23, 8:55 AM

Mr Suñe and his awesome tips... 

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

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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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Miep Carstensen's curator insight, February 2, 3:24 PM

Now here's a model I can work with...

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.

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How To Do Green Screen Photography on an iPad at School - Jonathan Wylie

How To Do Green Screen Photography on an iPad at School - Jonathan Wylie | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
There are lots of great learning opportunities when you use green screen effects in the classroom. I’ve written about some of those before, but almost all of them involved green screen movies. What about green screen photography? Is that possible on an iPad? It is, because there’s an app for that.

Recently I was reminded of the ability to do green screen photography when I read a blog post by Dr. Wesley Fryer. He did a green screen photo booth at the Fall Festival of the school he works at in Oklahoma. Great idea. So how do you do it? It all starts with the Green Screen app by DoInk. The rest is easy! Here’s how it works.

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Khan Academy: now on your iPad more interactive and personalized than ever

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Back in 2008, Khan Academy started as a simple library of YouTube videos, but has grown to become so much more. Over 15 millions students per month are learning across the platform, and they’re lear


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ELDERS REACT TO OCULUS RIFT

Oculus Rift Bonus video on REACT channel: http://goo.gl/Abrl69 Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): http://goo.gl/4iDVa Support TheFi...
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What is the potential for this device?  

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain - theguardian

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In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient

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More to worry about?!

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Debra Walker's curator insight, January 21, 2:40 PM

Not just another reason to not drive (walk, talk, etc) & text.  Fascinating read, full of information

 

Tom Van Looy's curator insight, January 23, 12:36 PM

Scary ! I've always hated the humongeous number of emails except in the really early days at uni. Google's new Inbox is also something that I find eases the pain ...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, February 6, 2:15 PM

tecnologia deveria nos auxiliar na produtividade.

Mas a desordem e despreparo para utiliza-la tem aumentado os riscos de efeitos inversos.

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A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom - The Atlantic

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Stress about a meeting that is still a week away, handwringing before talking to the cashier in the grocery line, worrying about seeing an acquaintance on the street—for people with social anxiety disorder, even the simplest task can prove challenging. The symptoms of social anxiety often set in around adolescence, when people place a new emphasis on social interactions and their place in their peer groups. But some academics fear that greater access to technology could exacerbate social anxiety among teens, particularly as smartphones, tablets, and computers become omnipresent in and out of the classroom. And even though teachers are increasingly exploiting the devices as learning tools, they also play an integral role in stemming the tide of social anxiety.

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Patricia Alvarez's curator insight, January 17, 8:54 AM

“Was it the use of technology that has created a heightened sense of anxiety about talking to someone face to face, or did it start with social anxiety that led to increased use of social media?”  <--- The most poignant statement in this article. What do you think?