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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

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add your insight...

 
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What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator

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Innovation isn't a matter of will.

Like most things worth creating, critical ingredients pre-exist the product. In the case of innovation in education, many of those necessary ingredients are simple

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:58 PM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Training in Business's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:07 PM

Good list of qualities required to be a innovative educator or trainer

 

#education #business #training http://goo.gl/BRqvr0

 

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How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos

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Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 26, 7:27 PM

Prezi makes wonderful slideshows. Converting them to video is explained here. 

Mary Clark's curator insight, June 27, 11:58 AM

Clear directions for converting Prezis into videos for the flipped library.  (typos in the demo Prezi, though!)

Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 28, 10:44 AM

yeah

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided

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Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips

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I often begin my workshop on personal learning networks (PLN) for educators by asking these questions: Who is in your learning network? Who do you learn from on a regular basis? Who do you turn to for your own professional development?

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Flowcharting Software - Download SmartDraw FREE and easily create great looking flowcharts and more

Flowcharting Software - Download SmartDraw FREE and easily create great looking flowcharts and more | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Create flowcharts and more with SmartDraw's flowcharting software.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 23, 2013 3:34 PM

 

Check it out...

 

Bartolomeu Fonseca's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:01 AM

Excellent!

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MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials

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A list of online resources used to compliment Google Docs workshop given by MaryFran Lynch.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:05 AM

Check it out...

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:08 AM

Check it out...

 

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Convert Any Presentation Into a Talking Video in Your Preferred Language: SlideTalk.net

 

 


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Javier Arana's curator insight, July 3, 10:18 AM

Un manera de subir presentaciones, escribir texto y que una voz profesional de voz a texto grabe la presentación. La cuenta libre permite hasta 15 slides por presentación. Me parece, interesante. Lo comparto.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, July 12, 9:19 AM

añada su visión ...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 13, 9:54 AM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl


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WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud

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WeVideo lets you tell your story with video. Our online video editing platform is affordable, simple to use, and uniquely collaborative. Learn more today.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:48 AM

Give it a try...

 

Community Village Sites's comment, February 3, 2013 8:36 PM
excellent!
Alison Rostetter's curator insight, February 24, 2013 11:59 AM

you never know... maybe one day I'll have time for stuff like these and even a smart phone to do it with...

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

 

Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :


- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds 

 

- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message. 

 

- It helps students explore  the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.

 

- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning 

 

- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience. 

 

- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications

 

 


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:51 AM

Do I need to add more?

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:02 PM

Και "storyjumper" επίσης.

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:45 AM

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

 

Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :


- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds 

 

- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message. 

 

- It helps students explore  the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.

 

- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning 

 

- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience. 

 

- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications

 

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365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources

365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
365 things to make you go

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Denise and Vicki are correct; these 365 things also make great writing and discussion starters.

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netquester's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:32 PM

Excellent  way to start the day

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:22 PM

writing prompts? discussion starters? debates or research?

Tui Needham, Career Development Specialist's comment, April 20, 2013 9:01 PM
Like this a lot, some goodies when running workshops and you want get people thinking.
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23 Free Learning Tools For Monological, Dialogical and Polyphonic Forms of Teaching

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23 Free Learning Tools For Monological, Dialogical and Polyphonic Forms of Teaching - A Follow Up To The Article: A Pedagogical Framework for Digital Tools

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 13, 2013 11:46 AM

A MUST read...

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 13, 2013 2:22 PM

Intrigued to learn about this Venn diagram of three forms of learning digital learning tools, for which several are listed as having elements off all three forms.   Digital, on-line educators, what do you think?  ~  Deb

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Teacher Ideas, Teaching Resources, and Lessons for PreK-12 Teachers | Scholastic.com

Teacher Ideas, Teaching Resources, and Lessons for PreK-12 Teachers | Scholastic.com | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Teaching ideas and themes, lesson plans, discussion guides, extension activities, and other teaching resources for teachers of K-12 grades.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 5, 2013 4:45 PM

One of my favorite sites...

 

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100 Free Writing Prompts for Your Students

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by Med Kharbach


"Things to Think About provides 100 prompts to spark thinking for written responses and encourage conversations about ideas and issues for kids. Created by students and teachers in Michigan, it can be used in classrooms or with families by allowing children to explore the prompts and by using them to guide a discussion or lesson."
 


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22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

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You can actually use Twitter in the classroom with Bloom's Taxonomy thanks to this awesome table that details nearly two dozen different ways to integrate the pair!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:54 PM

Twitter and Bloom's! I'm very very happy right now.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a great infographic to learn the multiple uses of Twitter for personal and student growth.

Elena Borge's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:58 PM

Try to use Twitter in class #motivation #newways #challenge

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5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics

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These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:22 AM

Explore this tool to screate your own infographics

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:21 AM

List of infographic tools to chose from.

Karen Johnson's curator insight, March 5, 8:46 AM

Have you used an infographic before?  Here is an opportunity for you to try creating one yourself.  They can be quite good starter points for discussions.

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How Teachers Are Integrating Technology Into The Common Core

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Fred Sitkins takes a closer look at how teachers and other educators are integrating technology into the common core.

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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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Create Animation - Sketch Star

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Sketch Star is a fantastic place where you can create animations and drawings, see them online and and share them with a community of fellow artists!


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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, February 17, 2013 11:48 AM

Από αρχές Ιανουαρίου, δωρεάν σε όλες τις κατηγορίες και θέματα που περιέχει.

 

Lia Papapetrou's comment, February 17, 2013 3:23 PM
όλα θέλουν προσοχή Theodora :)
chdelmar's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:06 AM

création d'animations

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UtellStory - Tell a Story With Pictures and Voice

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UtellStory is a new service for creating and sharing audio slideshows. To create and share your story through UtellStory you can upload pictures, add text captions, add audio narration to each slide, and upload a soundtrack to support your entire story. Completed projects can be embedded into your blog, emailed to your friends, or shared through your favorite social networking sites.

 


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Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 20, 2013 8:54 PM
I think students would find this tool very engaging and it is a great way to differentiate assessments allowing students a choice of presentation tools.
Kaaren Sweeney's comment, May 30, 2013 12:59 AM
I think this has the potential to be an excellent tool for the lassroom. Not only would it allow for differentiation as Jenni had stated, but would allow ESL students an avenue to express themselves through various means other than just writing.
Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2:57 PM
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Raspberry Pi to get camera module soon

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The Raspberry Pi foundation has signalled that a camera module for the device could be available in a matter of weeks.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 7, 2013 7:25 AM

Good new for STEM...

 

Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, May 11, 2013 4:39 AM

Now the Raspberry Pi becomes an even better tool for a little robot...

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

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Interactive learning Sites for the Classroom

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Marie Dossogne's curator insight, February 24, 2013 4:26 AM

Interactive activities for students

Craig Crossley's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:36 PM

No HPE here, but heaps of engaging ideas otherwise...

 

Edit! Science - some great body system links for upper/Senior HPE

Aulde de B's comment, September 7, 2013 1:43 PM
interactive sites for education,
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Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features

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Google Forms just got a nice little refresh and now allows you to build questionnaires and collect the data in a Google Drive spreadsheet a bit easier.

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:49 PM

I've used Google Forms before and found them a bit counter-intuitive. This refresh should help. 

Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 3, 2013 5:33 PM
Jimun, thanks for the reScoop!
Tim Mortensen's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:52 AM

I use google forms a lot, and any featuers to add for ease of use will he helpful.

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Great Pinterest Tips for Students

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Pinterest is a promising visual bookmarking platform. It is gaining in popularity more and more and of course teachers and educators are part of this success for there are now a burgeoning number of  educational boards on Pinterest where you can get free access to tons of web tools and teaching tips.There are also some great educational Pinners that are  committed to sharing useful resources with their fellow teachers. In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has its own Pinterest Board where we have been pinning everything we publish here or we find in other blogs and websites, make sure to follow us to stay updated about our future pinnings.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:07 PM

Some great ways to use Pinterest.

Yahya Qachach's curator insight, May 18, 2013 5:53 AM

websocialmedianetworks

Yahya Qachach's curator insight, May 18, 2013 5:55 AM

websocialmedianetworks

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How to Create an Interactive Infographic With a Presentation

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There's no denying infographics are great to communicate data in an engaging, easy to understand way.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 7, 2013 9:15 AM

Very interesting and easy to follow...

 

Adriana Favieri's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:40 PM

Very interesting and easy to follow...

 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:28 PM

Very interesting and easy to follow...