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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

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Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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AffiliateMarketHelp's curator insight, October 5, 11:30 PM

Am anxiously awaiting for a response from them; I want this tool!  A cloud-based, easy to use animated video making app...drag 'n drop!  Although not out yet, I have signed up for it.....more exciting than Iphone 6!!!!!

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, December 22, 4:11 AM

Très tentant ! Je vais ouvrir un compte. A tester pour vos animations pédagogiques.

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Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED

Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"Over a decade ago, cognitive scientists John D. Bransford and Daniel J. Schwartz asked fifth graders and college students to create a recovery plan to to protect bald eagles from extinction. Surprisingly, the two groups came up with plans of similar quality (although the college students had better spelling skills)."


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Susan C. Freeman's curator insight, November 8, 11:50 AM

This article is terrific. However, James says the apple falling is a myth. What say you?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 11:59 AM

As long as the questions do not circle back to one right answer then critical thinking is used. Too often, questioning is brought back to the one right answer rather than exploring the questions from the many perspectives in the classroom.

 

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Susan Hall's curator insight, November 9, 9:28 AM

This is great for PBL questioning.

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27 More Things to Do With Students Who are not Paying Attention

27 More Things to Do With Students Who are not Paying Attention | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 28, 8:58 PM

Check out this new infographic from Mia MacMeekin that provides 27 tips on ways you might work with students who are not paying attention. Some of these suggestions may be new to you. Consider sharing this with teachers at your school and beyond!

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Quill - Writing Worksheets Made Interactive

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"Quill is a service that provides an updated take on the old writing worksheets that most of us used in elementary school and middle school. The service offers more than just the writing practice activities, but that is its core feature."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 18, 8:39 PM

Do your students need to practice with grammar and punctuation? Quill provides worksheets for students in Grades 1 - 8 that have spelling and grammar errors. Students have to correct the errors. Quill corrects the papers, showing students what they did correctly, or what needs to be corrected.

Create your own classroom, provide students a code to sign-in, and pick your assignments. Students work at their pace and you can view their work through the dashboard.

As Richard Byrne states in this post "Having the pre-made activities at your disposal and having the opportunity to quickly see how your students did on each activity will free up some of your time."

There is a video that explains the site in more detail, or you may go directly the the website: http://www.quill.org/

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BBC - China Production Stories - City Architecture Snapshots

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Snapshots of city architecture in China.

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Video -- China Desert -- National Geographic

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Development in northern China is turning millions of acres of farmland into desert.

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A Tool for Self-Assessment & Reflection

A Tool for Self-Assessment  & Reflection | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"I have been working on a tool for students to do a self assessment/reflection and feedback...The tool is based around the work of Stephen Dinham which is used be DET NSW and New Zealand eductors John Hattie & Helen Timperley."


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Have been looking for something i can use with students that they understand and dont panic about.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 9:21 PM

Andrew Church has created a tool for Self-Assessment and Reflection that asks students to answer 4 questions:

* What can I do? ((How am I going?)

* What can't I do? (How am I going?)

* How does my work compare with others? (How am I going?) 

* What can I do better? (Where do I go next?)

And then students are asked to look ahead with this question:

* What are my next steps? (What actions are you going to take as  a result of your reflections? Who can help me? Where to next?)

You can download two versions of this as a pdf file. One is in portrait mode and one in landscape mode. Church also asks that you provide him with feedback.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 5, 1:29 AM

"I have been working on a tool for self assessment/reflection and feedback...This particular tool is based around the work of Stephen Dinham  and John Hattie & Helen Timperley."

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Vsauce

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This is a wonderful YouTube channel with videos that asks and answers big questions of the world and science and the little quirks of life. Use the videos directly in class or watch them for inspiration.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams


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Comics Head

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This is a superb online comic book maker with a good set of backgrounds, characters, props and other features. There are also a range of apps for Apple, Android and other devices to try.
ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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registered but then it kept shutting me out -- will try again.

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, February 10, 6:58 AM

Great resource I've passed onto our Art and Design and Student Union... see what fun I can have with my kids too - a very professional looking product at the end that students will be desperate to show off to friends and family :) 

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Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books

Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Free digital magazine creation platform. Add images, photos, videos, animations and audio. Customize and publish for desktop and mobile devices.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 9:36 AM

This is another FREE tool that can be used to help students sum up the information they learned into a neat little package.  It seems to be relatively easy to use and creates a wonderful product.  Let us know if you want to create a lesson around this type of product and we will be happy to help you!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 9, 3:51 PM

Free app for creating e-papers or e-books


Easy and friendly even for beginners. Highly Recommended for storytelling and presentations.

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 2:11 PM

Looks like a great way to display work!

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WordMover

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This is a superb virtual word wall. Get a set of words from different sources or start from scratch and add your own.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English


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Eric Kleipool's curator insight, August 24, 2013 3:24 AM

toch weer anders dan Wordle. Ik zou zeggen, probeer

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View From Your Window

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A fun game where players guess where in the world a photo is taken by clicking on a map.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental


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animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:11 PM
it's helpful
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Map of Africa, Africa Maps, Countries, Landforms, Rivers, and Geography Information - Worldatlas.com

Map of Africa, Africa Maps, Countries, Landforms, Rivers, and Geography Information - Worldatlas.com | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Free political or physical map of Africa and individual country map of Egypt, South Africa, Zimbabwe and other African countries. Detailed geography information for teachers, students.

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lots of useful information.

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PattyProLibrarian's curator insight, February 10, 2013 1:13 PM

This website provides information about African countries: Fast Facts, Landforms, Maps, and much more. Click your country on the interactive map of Africa. 

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eduCanon

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Combine online video, questions and real time assessment with this superb site.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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Trudy Sweeney's curator insight, October 23, 9:17 PM

This appears to be an exciting tool.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, October 24, 12:32 AM

eduCanon is an excellent site where you can combine online video, questions and real time assessment.

lmalita's curator insight, October 24, 4:10 AM

Looks interesting!

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Incredibox - v4 - Express Your Musicality

Incredibox - v4 - Express Your Musicality | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Express your musicality on Incredibox with the fourth version called "Love". Create your mix, record it, share it a lot to make it to the TOP 50! Pump it up and chill ;)

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 25, 11:44 PM

If you have not checked out Incredibox head over to the website and have fun creating an a cappella group with animated beat box singers.

This version provides new sounds, and you may still access previous versions.

This is a great tool to allow students to create music, and could be used to create a track where students would add words, possibly to teach others in the class about a subject they are learning. .

רונית יעקב's curator insight, December 2, 6:58 AM

כולל פרסומות

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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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AffiliateMarketHelp's curator insight, October 5, 11:30 PM

Am anxiously awaiting for a response from them; I want this tool!  A cloud-based, easy to use animated video making app...drag 'n drop!  Although not out yet, I have signed up for it.....more exciting than Iphone 6!!!!!

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, December 22, 4:11 AM

Très tentant ! Je vais ouvrir un compte. A tester pour vos animations pédagogiques.

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8 million acres of China's farmland are too polluted to grow food

8 million acres of China's farmland are too polluted to grow food | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
The area's about the same size as Belgium. (8million ha's of China's farmland contaminated. Could #biochar be the answer? http://t.co/fGPqW3y8kn)

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BBC - China Production Stories - Rural Landscapes Snapshots

BBC - China Production Stories - Rural Landscapes Snapshots | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Snapshots of rural landscapes in China.

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BBC NEWS | In pictures: Life in rural China, Rush hour

BBC NEWS | In pictures: Life in rural China, Rush hour | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"Images of rural China"


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West Torrens Partnership's curator insight, February 5, 5:05 PM

Year 1 Australian Curriculum: Geography

Year 6 Australian Curriculum: Geography

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BBC - iWonder

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This is a superb site from the BBC with interesting questions to inspire awe and wonder. There are videos and other media which attempt to answer questions on history, science and much more.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular


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will try this in academic review time.

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ANA's curator insight, March 23, 6:37 AM

Interesting questions to work your brain

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, March 23, 12:55 PM

A very interesting site!

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School Signs

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This is a lovely collection of inspirational and motivating classroom posters. Download them as a PDF to print.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Displays+%26+Posters


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some good stuff here.

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"It’s been four years since I first published my “Taxonomy of Reflection.” My interest in reflective thinking is rooted in a simple but powerful statement by Donald Finkel who wrote that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” (Teaching with Your Mouth Shut)."


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R Hollingsworth's curator insight, February 5, 8:38 AM

Love the title: "Teaching with your mouth shut"

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 5, 9:40 AM

Fantastic resource, especially if you take time to really reflect on the sample questions posed.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 3:56 PM

Ideas for reflective prompts 

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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BrainRush

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This is a great site to make interactive quizzes, diagrams and assessment resources. Choose the type of resource you want to make or search the shared resources from the community, then share with your students.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular


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The Authoritative Map


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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:26 PM

In the Winnie the Pooh Movie Pooh's Grand Adventure, the character Rabbit has absolute confidence in the printed word and especially the map.

 

Questions to ponder:  How much do we trust any given map?  How much should we trust a map (or the printed word)?  What makes a document reliable or unreliable? 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 28, 2013 1:04 AM

The user is putting total trust in the map to get from A to B. How can we trust the map? What are the features of good infromation? A useful discussion-starter.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:38 AM

I think this video is a perfect example of todays modern soceity. Many people in this would today are exactly like rabbit, they believe everything they see without questioning its integrity. this has cause alot of problems in todays internet fueled world with anyone being able to post whatever they want and call it fact. This is where we need more people like Pooh who question everything. Pooh sees where he wants to go with his own eyes and can tell that rabbit is leading him the wrong way. This is relateable to so much in geography but to keep it simple ill compare it to Pythagoras proclaimed the earth was spherical. He question something everyone in the world took as a fact and nobody believed him because it was already stated that the world was flat. Just like pooh questioning the "offical map"