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The Best 4 iPad Note Taking Apps for Students and Teachers

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Good note taking apps are so useful in our technological age.

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New federal report looks at seniors' loneliness - Regina Leader-Post

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Having worked with the elderly during her nursing career, Anne Ewing never feared turning 80.
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Webinar | Motivational Interviewing

This webinar will highlight how motivational interviewing can be used with patients in order to create a therapeutic win-win situation. We will examine the s...
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Managing Cognitive Disturbances in Major Depression: An Unmet Need - eMaxHealth

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eMaxHealth Managing Cognitive Disturbances in Major Depression: An Unmet Need eMaxHealth Cognitive disturbances like problems with learning and episodic memory while an integral part of major depression have been relatively neglected until recently...
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Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners - TNW

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To make it in the tech economy, you should have some understanding of the code that builds the digital world around you.

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:16 AM

Programação, uma habilidade em alta.

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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

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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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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, September 23, 2014 11:01 AM

Provides great tools/sites to recommend and show to staff and students.

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, September 24, 2014 7:04 PM

Great resource -- this list will help out our students. We need to keep encouraging our students to use material with the Creative Commons license. 

 

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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, 2014 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, 2014 10:31 AM

You must all read this before going to bed !

Adlava's curator insight, October 2, 2014 5:41 PM

Photos, photos, photos!

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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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Farid Mheir's curator insight, September 28, 2014 7:27 PM

This is much inline with my readings on the zero marginal cost society. Being able to print your own car may not be practical of cost effective today but once it is and car 3D models are available free or low charge on the web, where will the car industry go? I understand why Tesla is building huge battery manufacturing plant as they may have seen that providing key components may be the future of the car industry?

Alexandre Armougom's curator insight, September 29, 2014 9:16 AM

This is a good utility of 3D printer.

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, September 30, 2014 6:55 AM

Fascinating idea that could revolutionize how we buy, repair, and maintain our cars/trucks.  Imagine dialing up a Porsche sportscar and having it in your garage in a few hours?  Farfetched...but possible. I bet the major car makers are a bit concerned about this.  Aloha, Russ.

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WDF I – Using digital learning technologies to support special needs

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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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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, 2014 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, 2014 5:23 AM

Learning & creativity - Visual presentation with storytelling.

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6 Great tools for content curation - Daily Genius

6 Great tools for content curation - Daily Genius | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"I read recently that content curation is dead. I have a few different arguments against this concept, but for now, I’ll keep it short and sweet: Content curation is not dead, and while the debate over curating content online vs creating new content will rage on and on, curating content for other reasons is still going strong.

 That said, there are a lot of different ways to go about content curation, so we’ve test driven a few different tools so you can figure out which might work best for you whether you’re curating content for work projects, assigning it as a school project, for your own professional development, or personal interests."


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magnus sandberg's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:31 AM

I'm rescooping this for three reasons. First, the term "curation" is fairly new to me and it is nice to see how different forms it can take. Secondly, I read so many blogposts entitled "10 tools for this" or "35 reasons for that". It is nice too see one of those where all of the 6 tools are actually great. Third, the fact that I actually have experience with three of the six tools makes me feel good. So enjoy :) 

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Michail Darley's curator insight, October 9, 2014 1:32 AM

What sort of learning occurs when we curate content? Well it depends on how carefully, intelligently and awarely we do it. These tools provide the how.

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Keyboard apps make typing a breeze in iOS 8

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SAN FRANCISCO — Swipe it, type it, set a shortcut, grab a dictionary perfect for texting from your favorite sporting event: Typing on new Apple gadgets gets a lot easier with iOS 8.

In addition to Apple's own QuickType keyboard, popular Android keyboard apps are muscling their way in to the App Store.

SwiftKey, Swype and Fleksy are among the most well-known of the mainstay keyboards long beloved by Android phone owners. They're all available in Apple's App Store now, for owners of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and anyone who has upgraded to the new iOS 8 mobile operating system. We've also gotten a look at Adaptxt, perhaps not as well-known but with appealing features of its own. It's coming soon.

Apple's updated keyboard for iOS 8 adds predictive typing and a few other things, but it still feels pretty basic compared with the power of the third-party apps, especially with no support for swipe-typing. (If you haven't tried it, swipe typing is where you place your finger on the first letter in a word and then literally glide it across the pertinent letters on the keypad to create the word.)

Here's a thumbnail guide to four add-on keyboard options for iOS 8:

• SwiftKey. Free. I've been using SwiftKey on my Nexus 5 Android phone and have come to love the way it gets to know my most-typed contacts, other proper names and frequently typed words . Swipe-typing is a dream, and shortcuts for punctuation are intuitive and work well. Choose a color theme, enlarge the keyboard's letters/number keys. With SwiftKey Cloud, you can let the app sync your preferences across all your devices.

In iOS 8, you get a handful of language choices including French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. At launch, anyway, there were just two choices in color themes.

• Swype. 99 cents. Swype, from Nuance Communications, was a trail-blazer in gesture typing. You can quickly enter symbols, punctuation and capital letters with gestures, and add custom words to its dictionary. As with others, you can select among word predictions as you type from right above the keyboard.

At launch, you can choose among five themes and five languages.

• Fleksy. 99 cents. At launch, Fleksy really popped as the most colorful and visually customizable of the bunch available in the App Store. There were a dozen color themes and "large," "original" and "small" font sizes. As with others, you can personalize it to your own writing style by allowing the app access to a social media or e-mail account.

In iOS 8 now, Fleksy supports more than two dozen languages. It also has a quirky social component that lets you earn "badges" for downloading languages among other things. If you're into emoji, there are more than 800 built in to the app.

• Adaptxt. Free. This is a cool keyboard for anyone who needs access to multiple languages. When it lands in the App Store it will offer 80-plus languages and specialized dictionaries, including ones for the legal, health and financial fields. In the Android version, there are even special dictionaries for things like baseball and tennis. The company says there will be 40 in all. I've been using this one on my Android phone as well, and it's a solid option.


For all of the apps, to set them up after downloading you must head to Settings/General/Keyboards/Add New Keyboard to get started. Press and hold the Globe key on your main keyboard choose a particular keyboard if you have more than one installed.

With prices at 99 cents or free, it should be easy to see which one is the best fit for you.

Follow Nancy Blair on Twitter: @nansanfran.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 21, 2014 9:36 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Swipe it, type it, set a shortcut, grab a dictionary perfect for texting from your favorite sporting event: Typing on new Apple gadgets gets a lot easier with iOS 8.

In addition to Apple's own QuickType keyboard, popular Android keyboard apps are muscling their way in to the App Store.

SwiftKey, Swype and Fleksy are among the most well-known of the mainstay keyboards long beloved by Android phone owners. They're all available in Apple's App Store now, for owners of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and anyone who has upgraded to the new iOS 8 mobile operating system. We've also gotten a look at Adaptxt, perhaps not as well-known but with appealing features of its own. It's coming soon.

Apple's updated keyboard for iOS 8 adds predictive typing and a few other things, but it still feels pretty basic compared with the power of the third-party apps, especially with no support for swipe-typing. (If you haven't tried it, swipe typing is where you place your finger on the first letter in a word and then literally glide it across the pertinent letters on the keypad to create the word.)

Here's a thumbnail guide to four add-on keyboard options for iOS 8:

• SwiftKey. Free. I've been using SwiftKey on my Nexus 5 Android phone and have come to love the way it gets to know my most-typed contacts, other proper names and frequently typed words . Swipe-typing is a dream, and shortcuts for punctuation are intuitive and work well. Choose a color theme, enlarge the keyboard's letters/number keys. With SwiftKey Cloud, you can let the app sync your preferences across all your devices.

In iOS 8, you get a handful of language choices including French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. At launch, anyway, there were just two choices in color themes.

• Swype. 99 cents. Swype, from Nuance Communications, was a trail-blazer in gesture typing. You can quickly enter symbols, punctuation and capital letters with gestures, and add custom words to its dictionary. As with others, you can select among word predictions as you type from right above the keyboard.

At launch, you can choose among five themes and five languages.

• Fleksy. 99 cents. At launch, Fleksy really popped as the most colorful and visually customizable of the bunch available in the App Store. There were a dozen color themes and "large," "original" and "small" font sizes. As with others, you can personalize it to your own writing style by allowing the app access to a social media or e-mail account.

In iOS 8 now, Fleksy supports more than two dozen languages. It also has a quirky social component that lets you earn "badges" for downloading languages among other things. If you're into emoji, there are more than 800 built in to the app.

• Adaptxt. Free. This is a cool keyboard for anyone who needs access to multiple languages. When it lands in the App Store it will offer 80-plus languages and specialized dictionaries, including ones for the legal, health and financial fields. In the Android version, there are even special dictionaries for things like baseball and tennis. The company says there will be 40 in all. I've been using this one on my Android phone as well, and it's a solid option.

For all of the apps, to set them up after downloading you must head to Settings/General/Keyboards/Add New Keyboard to get started. Press and hold the Globe key on your main keyboard choose a particular keyboard if you have more than one installed.

With prices at 99 cents or free, it should be easy to see which one is the best fit for you.

Follow Nancy Blair on Twitter: @nansanfran.

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Your college cheat sheet - CNN

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A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Code Studio is a newly released platform geared towards helping students from kindergarten to high school learn the different coding concepts. Code Studio which is a product of the popular nonprofit group Code.org known for its relentless efforts to make coding part of the curricula.

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msayrach's curator insight, September 28, 2014 7:33 AM

Una gran eina per ensenyar als alumnes codificació. També executable al navegador de l'ipad

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 29, 2014 11:51 AM

This looks interesting. Students can learn using this coding course, step by step.

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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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Lon Naylor's curator insight, September 22, 2014 6:07 PM

Another visual content idea. 

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 23, 2014 3:34 AM

Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker. 

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Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
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, 2014 12:26 PM

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

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Learning is a lifelong process.
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14 Social Media Marketing Tools Recommended by the Pros |

14 Social Media Marketing Tools Recommended by the Pros | | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
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, 2014 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

iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know - Gotta Be Mobile | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
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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, 2014 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, 2014 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...

Costs and Benefits... | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
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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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 2, 2014 3:34 AM

Nice breakdown here of different gaming genre.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:19 PM

Great article! 

Training in Business's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:22 AM

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