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Bringing together current ideas for promoting the use of Educational Technology in Teacher Education
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Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets - Google Apps For Education Tips & Tricks

Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets - Google Apps For Education Tips & Tricks | ITT EdTech | Scoop.it
Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets is a fantastic new addition to Drive. See these Add-ons for Google Docs and sheets and how you can use them with students
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Are you using Google Docs with your learners or considering trying it out, maybe for a project or assignment, or just because you're feeling inspired? Here's a new Google Docs drop down menu that should help!

Add-ons provide a whole new set of easy to use features, like Diagram production, Thesaurus, Language translation, Bibliography creator, Templates, Mind maps, Charts from Google spreadsheet data, Music notation, Clip-art, Calculator, Twitter curator to name but a few.

Check them out, they really should make learning activity creation a breeze!

One caution: if your institution is has its own Google domain you may need to get your administrator to release this feature.

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Events in Instruction Overview

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Events in Instruction Overview

Via John Dalziel
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If you're looking for a different approach, new angle, fresh ideas or inspiration in putting together new learning activities check this out! Found by @ACLjohn, this info-graphic from @MiaMacMeekin has links from each "event" to a family of other info-graphics giving 27 ideas for each "event". For more of this visit Mia's blog: http://anethicalisland.wordpress.com/

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John Dalziel's curator insight, June 20, 2013 4:12 AM

Being an FE and Skills practitioner isn't easy.

Practitioners can produce excellent lesson plans and ensure they are fully prepared, only to fall flat in the learning environment.

What can these practitioners, and those engaged in initial teacher training, do?

To start with they need to know ...

their audience (learners) andwhat it actually takes to be an effective practitioner.

This interactive step-by-step visual guide provides some ideas and food for thought/discussion.

NOTE: Users access 9 additional infographics by clicking on each of the "9 Events in Learning"; each additional infographic has 27 tips of how practitioners may achieve each of the events in their learning environments.

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Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ITT EdTech | Scoop.it
RT @e_verno: "Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about" #edtech #edchat #elearning #learning #edu #theories http://t.co/Nku9wDXz6o
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If, like me, you struggle to get a handle on the various learning theories, how they relate to eachother, or just how they relate to what you do as a practitioner, then this info-graphic may give the visualisation you're looking for. Covering all the major theories, the graphic also includes reference sources if you're researching in this area.

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The 8 Best Pinterest Boards about Educational Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Best Pinterest Boards about Educational Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ITT EdTech | Scoop.it
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Want some inspiration for your next eLearning conquest or project? You could do a lot worse than checking out this collection of Pinterest boards compiled by Edducational Technology and Mobile Learning!

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Ask3

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Via John Dalziel
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Need a simple free tool for instantly preparing, presenting, pre-recording and flipping learning activities? This could be the very thing to get your suite of iPads out of the racks and into action! Thanks to @acljohn for another great find.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:26 PM

Ask3 (from TechSmith, the makers of Jing and Camtasia) is...
- screencasting software,
- collaboration tool,
- differentiation platform and
- scaffolded support system all rolled into one FREE iOS app.
Learners and/or practitioners can draw on a virtual whiteboard, record their drawings, narration and even annotate over pictures.
Ask3 also...
- allows learners to automatically upload these screencasts so that they are instantly viewable from all iPads logged into the same "class".
- also gives learners the ability to comment on each other's video - from within the video timeline; they can pause the screencast and add their own comment(s), question(s) or suggestion(s). All of these comments are instantly viewable for the class and practitioner to see and reply to.
There's more.
If text isn't enough to answer a question. Peers and/or practitioners can...
- pause the video where they want to provide help,
- comment,
- ask a question or solve the problem.
Ask3 then allows them to screencast over that paused image and to create their own video response, taking over from where the original video left off.
The video response is then available for the class to view in the timeline as well.
I'm sure that's enough to enthuse potential users.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:08 PM

Looks like a very useful collaborative classroom tool.  Free too at the moment so well worth trying!

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Learning Is Not About The Technology

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Learning Is Not About The Technology (It's NOT about the tech, it's about the LEARNING (except when it IS about the tech) #edtech #elearning http://t.co/tiKRInhj1s)...
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By focusing on designing a learning activity, its outcomes and the research, collaboration and communication skills you want it to develop, the choice and implementation of the technology can become an almost subliminal process!

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Android 4 Schools

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Apps and Devices for Schools
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Thanks to @HelenMD for this one. Don't be put off by the title, it's not just for schools! If you need inspiration to capture your "older" learners this blog provides plenty of good ideas and tools... What's more you won't need an iPad, so more of your learners could already have the technology in their pockets!

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You won't believe how many mobile devices were activated this Christmas - Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

You won't believe how many mobile devices were activated this Christmas - Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal | ITT EdTech | Scoop.it
GigaOM You won't believe how many mobile devices were activated this Christmas Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal And not only were more smart devices activated than any other day in history, it looks like once the smartphones and tablets...

Via @LearningWheel
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Why "Bring Your Own Device" is likely to be the most universally accessible teaching tool since the pocket calculator... 

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