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Using the Hidden Action in ActivInspire to Support Students with Special Needs

The Hidden Action helps students to : 1. focus attention 2. chunk information 3. declutter pages.
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This looks like a pretty good tool for teachers and parents of special needs learners.

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Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker

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FLIP HTML5 is a Interactive html5 digital publishing platform that makes it easy to create interactive digital publications, including magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Create HTML5 flipbook from PDF to view on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

 


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Always fun and useful for the creative author in each of us.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 21, 1:34 PM

Create and share your presentation as a digital book!

HTML5 Flip Book Maker is a great service for digital publishing. Works on Windows and Mac, on all browsers. For a simple flip book use the online tool, to create richer multimedia publications download the program to your PC.

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 22, 11:28 AM

Be sure you check the terms of service before you let students us this site.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, September 22, 6:07 PM

Another visual content idea. 

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Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

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Computers and the Internet can open up new worlds for the elderly.
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Although the young are growing up with familiarity with the latest technology, there are many out their who still have a long way to go who aren't in touch with the many positive qualities inherent in the communication technologies that exist today and those that will surely exist tomorrow.No elder left behind!

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Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.``


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Not just for the junior genius! Understanding how to code even if one doesn't actually do it provides insight into where we are and where we are going in the 21St century. Worth a look.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 20, 12:26 PM

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15 Life Lessons I Learned By My 30th Birthday - Huffington Post

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15 Life Lessons I Learned By My 30th Birthday
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Learning is a lifelong process.
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14 Social Media Marketing Tools Recommended by the Pros |

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Are you looking for social media marketing tools? This article shares 15 tools to add to your social media marketing toolbox.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, September 16, 11:03 AM

Discover 14 tools to add to your social media marketing toolbox and why you should consider using them.

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iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know - Gotta Be Mobile

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iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know
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Very soon you'll be able to install iOS 8 on the iPad to deliver a large collection of new iOS 8 features that will supercharge your iPad.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, September 8, 8:29 PM

This video is on the long side, but you don't want to miss this! It looks like the new iOS update will come down some time next week. What does this mean for you? Air drop from your iOS device to your MacBook!

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 3:38 PM

Free update for your iPad unless it is the original. It is too old to get this update, but all the others starting with the iPad 2 will get it for free.

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Costs and Benefits...

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Did you know that the BC government now considers learning supports for students with special needs in public education a “wage benefit” for teachers that is “too expensive” for taxpayers to afford...
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Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider

Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

What criteria matter when considering learning games? First, ask the broad questions: How and when a game can be used? Then, be more specific: What kind of game is best suited to particular learning objectives?

 


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Games are valuable teaching and learning tools.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 2, 3:34 AM

Nice breakdown here of different gaming genre.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 3, 1:19 PM

Great article! 

Training in Business's curator insight, September 4, 5:22 AM

Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider 

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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

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Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

 

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 5, 9:11 PM

Writing without the power of visuals is flat and boring. These tools bring your ideas to life. Stacey's made some very useful annotations about what is useful about each of the 15 tools.  Great list!  ~  Deb

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

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Calculating the Academic Return on 'Open' Educational Resources - Education Week News (blog)

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Calculating the Academic Return on 'Open' Educational Resources
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... curation, or support to undermine the traditional education publishing industry, at least not yet.
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Howard Rheingold: Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity

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By HOWARD RHEINGOLD August 21, 2014 - 8:12am 


"I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”


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Sparking thought!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 12:17 AM

I always get a kick out of Rheingold's writing and thinking. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 26, 9:41 AM

Excellent resource for EVERYONE online!! In today's age of information, it is no longer an issue of recalling information. "Just Google it" is much more than simply a catchy phrase. Nearly every bit of information can be obtained in seconds, somewhere online. The issue has become finding the proverbial "needle in the haystack".

It has become mush more important to understand how to filter the good from the bad and the ugly.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 27, 10:41 AM

Crap detection resources could be most helpful.

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The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can 'Born Digital' Fix Online Education? - Wired

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Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM ... - Huffington Post

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Staff experience and attitudes towards Technology Enhanced Learning initiatives in one Faculty of Health & Life Sciences | Reed | Research in Learning Technology

Staff experience and attitudes towards Technology Enhanced Learning initiatives in one Faculty of Health & Life Sciences | Reed | Research in Learning Technology | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Staff experience and attitudes towards Technology Enhanced Learning initiatives in one Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
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5 Tools for Helping Students Find Creative Commons Images - FRACTUS LEARNING

5 Tools for Helping Students Find Creative Commons Images - FRACTUS LEARNING | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
To help navigate the often confusing space that is digital copyright, here are five tools that we recommend to help students find Creative Commons images.

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An insight into Creative Comm0ons is useful for any blogger, tweeter or amateur storybook maker.

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20 Ways to Make Shareable Content

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To make a shareable content, you can talk about a new trend, data or publication; or write what others are writing just try to say it better.

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Useful advice for the web age.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, September 17, 11:25 AM

Everything that can be said has been said before. Now, we need to find new ways of saying it.

GestionBarrette's curator insight, September 18, 10:31 AM

You must all read this before going to bed !

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Exploitation of elderly woman by a 'friend' is another chapter in an ... - Kansas City Star

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... in the aging brain. “One of the things we're learning about older adults is that they may be psychologically wired to be more trusting,” said Pamela B.
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Meet Strati, the first 3D printed car in the world

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While some people have successfully 3D printed buildings, others have taken the same approach to the car manufacturing business, as a company has just come out with a car called the Strati that's t...

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Solar powered 3D printers and they could be on to something.

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Mark Muller's curator insight, September 21, 7:00 PM

I think this is just the beginning of low-volume, fast-turnaround manufacturing.

 

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SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD.

 Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows:   Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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Meet Strati, the first 3D printed car in the world.

#tech #technews #cartech

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WDF I – Using digital learning technologies to support special needs

Professor Diana Laurillard / Professeur Diana Laurillard Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, UK; U...
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Digital learning technology, good apps, learning to code...the possibilities are limitless.

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Learning a new way to balance - Hutchinson News

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Learning a new way to balance
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“Forty percent of people who enter a nursing home had fallen in the 30 days before admission,” said course instructor Deanna Taylor, home health and older adult health coordinator.
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Some ideas for anyone who has balance issues.

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Spundge - create and deliver

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Spundge is an end-to-end content platform for professionals that makes it easy to create, distribute, and monetize your content.

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 1, 9:40 AM

Spundge is a cool new tool for creating visual presentations from the web or with your own content. Though it is aimed at business professionals , it can be used by teachers (aren't they professionals?) for creating educational presentations and for storytelling.

Spundge is free of charge.

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Päivi Palosaari-Aubry's curator insight, September 2, 5:23 AM

Learning & creativity - Visual presentation with storytelling.

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How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad

How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
This article will show you how to easily convert any website into a PDF on your iPad using the bookmark tool.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 30, 10:52 AM

I really want to learn how to do this.

 

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, August 30, 6:05 PM

Truco de Safar

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Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn

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"The Maker Movement http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/maker-movement/ ; has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning."


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The Maker movement taps into the very heart of learning adding purpose and practice to pedagogy,  a heutagogical approach.  How's that for an educational classification?

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Lisa Carey's curator insight, August 27, 4:28 PM

Action & Expression!

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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

So what defines deeper learning? This group has identified six competencies: mastering content, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, collaboration, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 25, 9:55 AM

Some good points here. Not so sure about the academic mindset though.


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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

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Dual Task Performance - Assessment and Training for the Older Adult

Falls are the leading cause of accidental death among older adults. Most falls involve multiple factors, but research shows that balance impairment is a majo...
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