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Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker | Animatron

Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker | Animatron | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it

Make engaging and compelling animations online for your business or school. Create explainer videos, animated marketing videos, training videos and presentations. Make HTML5 banners and interactive video content.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 15, 12:48 AM

This looks good. You can make up to 5 public projects on the free account.

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, July 16, 4:12 AM
Aplicação de animação gráfica web gratuita.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 23, 5:05 PM
This looks great! It's got some features PowToons doesn't have.
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Online Grammar Tools

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I hope you enjoy these sites and find them useful. If you want more grammar related sites just click the link to see more Grammar links


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DocAten's curator insight, July 25, 10:13 AM
Allez, on révise son anglais et en particulier la grammaire !
Educity Pedagogy's curator insight, July 27, 12:24 AM
I hope one another website to provide study material for banking sector, see it  http://www.oureducity.com/
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 27, 11:29 AM
These sites can be useful for ESL/EFL students.  Videos of grammar explanations and exercises in Grammar Flip can be helpful for independent practice.
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2 Minute Slide Challenge: From Boring Bullet Points to Stunning Designs!

2 Minute Slide Challenge: From Boring Bullet Points to Stunning Designs! | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
Bullet Points is just pure laziness. Lists are not meant for a slide. 2 minutes are all you need to transform a list to a creative slide!

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, July 23, 12:45 PM
Caution: Templates aren't free but the creative ideas it may spark in you are. So take from it what you will. 
Alex's curator insight, August 1, 10:49 PM
No one wants to read your boring bullet points. Love this 2 minute challenge!
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 10:43 AM

More presentation tips - getting rid of bullet points...

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What Students Feel Learning In A State Of Flow - TeachThought @JackieGerstein

What Students Feel Learning In A State Of Flow - TeachThought @JackieGerstein | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it

Watch children, youth, and even adults when they are immersed in learning something of interest of them, and you will see often complete engagement and personal joy. When education is done “right”, learners often feel and experience the following in their both formal and informal educational environments:

      * Joy
      * Engaged
      * Excited
      * Wonderment
      * Intrinsically Motivated
      * Creative
      * Accomplishment and Pride (in themselves and in their work)
      * Connected (to the content, to other learners, to experts)
      * Purposeful
      * Important
      * Valued


All of these feelings described above are often experienced as part of a FLOW state. The characteristics of “Flow” according to its originator and researcher, Czikszentmihalyi, are:

      * Completely involved, focused, concentrating – with this either due to innate curiosity or as the result of training
      * Sense of ecstasy – of being outside everyday reality
      * Great inner clarity – knowing what needs to be done and how well it is going
      * Knowing the activity is doable – that the skills are adequate, and neither anxious or bored
      * Sense of serenity
      * Timeliness – thoroughly focused on present, don’t notice time passing
      * Intrinsic motivation – whatever produces “flow” becomes its own reward."


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FAIL

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I cringe every time I see this. It is a very simplistic view that I strongly believe sends the wrong message to our students. This sends the message that students should not expect success when they try something the first time. It sends the message to "just get the first try over with because you…

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 18, 12:14 PM

My comment on this through-provoking post:

 

Thank you so much, Tammy! I agree with this so much!

"I think that when we make everything look rosy and sweet, we do a disservice to our students."

SO makes me cringe - like the "participation awards" Are we training our kiddos to have "grit" to keep trying until they get it or are we training them to be entitled humans who expect to "win" right away and get constantly lauded at every step? Kids themselves, when gaming, will keep trying until they 'level up" why don't we have confidence in them to translate that kind of persistence in academics?

And not to open another can of worms, BUT [gets out her can opener and rips into the can-o-worms with gusto] I also have problems with the term "Genius Hour" being used with abandon in education and schools of late. As a proponent of gifted education and gifted kiddos, overuse of the word genius is just right out.

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How to Utilizing a School Makerspace for World Language Learning

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Makerspaces are often mistaken for extensions of a school science or engineering department, but I think a great deal is lost if a makerspace is only used specifically for STEM projects.

The tinkering, iteration and physical connection to content afforded by a makerspace can be brought to *every* subject area, and my awesome World Language teacher colleagues have really nailed that goal.

At our school, children begin learning one specific non-English language in first grade. The choices are French, Spanish and Mandarin, and teachers in all three languages have designed and executed engaging learning experiences in our makerspace that have enhanced our kiddos’ abilities in the target language.

Makerspace/World Language projects have ranged in scope just as widely as in any other subject area, from quick one-day projects to deep long-term projects, and from strictly digital projects like Scratch games and greenscreen video to strictly physical projects like handmade jewelry and animal statues. Here are a few of our projects:

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Libraries are for #making and #STEM activities! Enjoy this graphic I designed! #titletalk #makered #makerspace via Krista Welz @KristaWelz

Libraries are for #making and #STEM activities! Enjoy this graphic I designed! #titletalk #makered #makerspace via Krista Welz @KristaWelz | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
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What Students Feel Learning In A State Of Flow - TeachThought @JackieGerstein

What Students Feel Learning In A State Of Flow - TeachThought @JackieGerstein | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it

Watch children, youth, and even adults when they are immersed in learning something of interest of them, and you will see often complete engagement and personal joy. When education is done “right”, learners often feel and experience the following in their both formal and informal educational environments:

      * Joy
      * Engaged
      * Excited
      * Wonderment
      * Intrinsically Motivated
      * Creative
      * Accomplishment and Pride (in themselves and in their work)
      * Connected (to the content, to other learners, to experts)
      * Purposeful
      * Important
      * Valued


All of these feelings described above are often experienced as part of a FLOW state. The characteristics of “Flow” according to its originator and researcher, Czikszentmihalyi, are:

      * Completely involved, focused, concentrating – with this either due to innate curiosity or as the result of training
      * Sense of ecstasy – of being outside everyday reality
      * Great inner clarity – knowing what needs to be done and how well it is going
      * Knowing the activity is doable – that the skills are adequate, and neither anxious or bored
      * Sense of serenity
      * Timeliness – thoroughly focused on present, don’t notice time passing
      * Intrinsic motivation – whatever produces “flow” becomes its own reward."


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27 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

27 things you didn't know your iPhone could do | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
There are tons of hidden features buried in the iPhone's Settings menu among other places.

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A Guide to Coding and Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum | K-6 Educational Resources | Board of Studies NSW

A Guide to Coding and Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum | K-6 Educational Resources | Board of Studies NSW | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
Computational thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating a problem and expressing its solution(s) in such a way that a computer – human or machine – can effectively carry out.

Informally, computational thinking describes the mental activity in formulating a problem to admit a computational solution.  The solution can be carried out by a human or machine. This latter point is important.  First, humans compute.  Second, people can learn computational thinking without a machine.  Also, computational thinking is not just about problem solving, but also about problem formulation.1

The Digital Careers organisation says that students need experience and skills in computational thinking and computer programming (coding) to be successful in their future careers.2 The NSW syllabuses provide a range of opportunities to develop students’ understanding of computational thinking and coding.

This guide draws out the areas where computational thinking can be applied within the existing NSW K–8 syllabuses. Like the syllabuses, it is organised into stages of learning and subdivided into learning areas, with suggested activities and links to online resources.

Not all resources and activities listed in this guide refer to coding explicitly, but they do aim to develop algorithmic and computational thinking skills to better enable students and teachers to reach a coding goal.

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Placeness

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“I understand placeness to mean everything that has to do with place, so this website is intended to be a sort of place encyclopedia. I hope that it will in due course provide an overview of the myriad ideas and experiences of place and places. Places are directly experienced aspects of the world and are full with diverse meanings, objects, and ongoing activities.”

Tags: neighborhood, landscape, place.


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 10, 2015 10:57 PM

Interesting reading

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
“ Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.”
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FloorPlanner

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“Online floor plan design”
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Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 25, 2015 8:35 PM

Great free tool!

Ricard Lloria's curator insight, August 2, 2015 5:30 AM

Great free tool to get students desiging house floor plans. Great for project work and speaking activities.

Kevin Kaatz's curator insight, August 3, 2015 2:10 PM

Great free tool to get students desiging house floor plans. Great for project work and speaking activities.

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Why We Need Learning Engineers

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Education technology serves only as a delivery vehicle. All technologies can deliver effective or ineffective instruction. The key question is what you ask students to do and how you help them do it, not what tools you use.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 10:41 AM

Yes. Absolutely.

Noemi Valencia's curator insight, July 25, 10:17 AM
A new way of looking at education!
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Math: The Pros & Cons of Productive Struggle

Math: The Pros & Cons of Productive Struggle | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
Michelle Russell has spent time this summer considering what "productive struggle" should mean for the students in her math classroom. Read what she learned.

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This New App From Duolingo Aims To Make Flash Cards Obsolete

This New App From Duolingo Aims To Make Flash Cards Obsolete | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it


"While students have been using flash cards to memorize facts and vocabulary at least since the Victorian era, it's no secret that the study tools can be deathly dull.

Hoping to change that is Duolingo, the Pittsburgh-based company behind the popular language learning app of the same name. On Tuesday, the company released TinyCards, a game-like, modern version of flash cards that automatically tracks what users already have learned and even lets users level up, video game-style, as they progress in their knowledge."


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Marylin Alvarez's curator insight, July 21, 10:28 AM
lets try !!
Nasheli Escobar's curator insight, August 2, 2:32 PM
De la mano de Duolingo, TinyCards es una nueva app de tarjetas para memorizar desde lenguajes hasta elementos de la tabla periódica. 
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Google Quizzes - Surfing to Success

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Why grade quizzes when Google Quizzes will do it for you? Google Forms recently upgraded features to make creating quizzes, exit tickets, and more.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 17, 4:42 PM

Though this is super Elem, it's a GREAT idea!

Teaming w/ a couple Brainpop videos, I've been doing this for my Danielson SLO's!

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Libraries are for #making and #STEM activities! Enjoy this graphic I designed! #titletalk #makered #makerspace via Krista Welz @KristaWelz

Libraries are for #making and #STEM activities! Enjoy this graphic I designed! #titletalk #makered #makerspace via Krista Welz @KristaWelz | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
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Google Forms Back to School Inventory - Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris

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Google Forms Back to School Inventory - want a free resource to use on your journey to go digital this school year?

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 20, 4:30 PM

Cool beans, I do this, too!

Great for SLO's & Peer grading!

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The Daring Librarian: Got Charge? Inside My BYOD Charging Lockers

The Daring Librarian: Got Charge? Inside My BYOD Charging Lockers | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
Three years ago, while I was still on the ISTE Board of Directors, I was touring the fabulous Hillwood High School Library  in Nashville, and I saw this amazing bank of lockers in a school library that had electrical outlets in them! WOW! It blew my mind!
Fellow ginger Librarian Julie Strickland generously and delightfully showed off her state of the art facility and the seed was planted! I must have one someday!

Not being able to afford a whole wall full of charging lockers, I convinced my wonderful principal to let me pilot test the lockers and just bought a 5 LockNCharge locker bank for about $1400 edu price with a locking mechanism that's just like a hotel safe, where you can set your own combination each time. And they are expandable! Inside, they have 2 USB ports and a power plug. The generous size is great for cell phones, tablets, even laptops one day!

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How to Transform Step-by-Step Directions into Inquiry - Cooper on Curriculum - @RossCoops31

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In a previous post we explored a potential problem with prepackaged STEM products (or STEM in a box). In short, the problem is when schools and districts invest more in them than they do in their teachers. Because, if the ultimate goal is to leverage these resources to promote inquiry-based learning (which it should be), some form of professional learning is most likely needed, as opposed to simply handing over the goods and believing their potential will be maximized.

Now, let’s examine how teachers can take a product with step-by-step directions and transform/reconfigure it in such a way that inquiry-based learning is promoted…For the purpose of this post, we’ll look at how I previously accomplished this task with solar powered cars, but I believe these same ideas and steps can be applied across countless products/contexts.

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How to Utilizing a School Makerspace for World Language Learning

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Makerspaces are often mistaken for extensions of a school science or engineering department, but I think a great deal is lost if a makerspace is only used specifically for STEM projects.

The tinkering, iteration and physical connection to content afforded by a makerspace can be brought to *every* subject area, and my awesome World Language teacher colleagues have really nailed that goal.

At our school, children begin learning one specific non-English language in first grade. The choices are French, Spanish and Mandarin, and teachers in all three languages have designed and executed engaging learning experiences in our makerspace that have enhanced our kiddos’ abilities in the target language.

Makerspace/World Language projects have ranged in scope just as widely as in any other subject area, from quick one-day projects to deep long-term projects, and from strictly digital projects like Scratch games and greenscreen video to strictly physical projects like handmade jewelry and animal statues. Here are a few of our projects:

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National Week of Making Coming Right Up! – @krissyvenosdale

National Week of Making Coming Right Up! – @krissyvenosdale | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
If you’ve read my blog, Twitter feed, or Instagram for more than 2 seconds, you’ve probably noticed that creativity is important to me.  Not like peanut butter is important to chocolate, but important like how humans need oxygen to live.  I’ve felt that way since I was a kid, in school, deprived of the oxygen in my learning. And every day since I became a teacher?  I’ve vowed to myself that I will make school more for kids who crave creativity.  When making came along, or intersected my world, I knew this was it.  This mindset, this beautiful way of integrating hands on design, creation, production, and fabrication?  It’s everything my worksheets were not.

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5 Truths about Making and Makerspaces in Our Libraries — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

5 Truths about Making and Makerspaces in Our Libraries — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
“ I am in the midst of a profound “Maker awakening”. Yes, that’s what I think I will dub it. I have spent the last couple of months immersed in the research and development of incorporating the maker movement into the library I am currently working at. I have been reading, reading some more, and refining what I think it means to incorporate the concept of makers and maker spaces into our libraries.”
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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | Instruction for the igeneration | Scoop.it
“ From scanning human teeth to designing clothes, making sparks ingenuity in students.”
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