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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout | Learning tools | Scoop.it

Digital Portfolio tools.


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Consultants-E's curator insight, October 22, 2015 12:04 PM

Digital Portfolios are making more and more sense for educators and their learners.

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instantly capture the wisdom of your crowd with instavibe

instantly capture the wisdom of your crowd with instavibe | Learning tools | Scoop.it

Pulse audiences for free using mobile devices: from a group of friends to hundreds at events. Watch results appear instantly and share them easily. Zero setup, it's a web app.


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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, June 3, 2015 8:34 AM

Interesting, will certainly test it ...

 

Katja Bier's curator insight, June 3, 2015 9:38 AM

Definitely will try this!

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, June 27, 2015 11:48 AM

Looks like this will be fun - you ask the question out loud and they provide their responses on their devices which appear on the big screen.  I like that.  Things to consider, you can't really add text - just select numbers, yes/no and average.  You can add text for a question if you wanted to but needs some thought to ensure discussion

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Pyne

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Pyne is the most engaging way to crowd source your everyday questions and curiosities. Information is power. Poll the world.


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Katja Bier's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:16 AM

Has great potential!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:05 AM

Una herramienta potencialmente útil para la interacción con estudiantes.

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Creating A Google Drive Classroom

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TEST How To Create A Google Drive Classroom
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Using the cloud in the classroom can be a powerful thing.
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abeer bakhsh's curator insight, April 12, 2015 11:58 AM

greating a google drive  it help learner to do many thing faster .

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6 Ways Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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TEST 6 Ways Teachers Respond To Education Technology
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The Backstory of the Pencil Metaphor
If you’re looking for the 6 ways part–well, hold your horses; first, a little backstory.
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PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations

PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations | Learning tools | Scoop.it

PresentationTube Recorder is a simple tool designed to help instructors, students and business professionals record their presentations from the comfort of home or office, and without the need to have Internet connection while recording. The Recorder synchronizes a variety of visual aids including PowerPoint slides, Webcam streaming, whiteboard, drawing board, Web browser content, Desktop recording .


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:28 AM

Recursos ...

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:34 AM

Resources!

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Thank you Jan for the recent rescoops. I really like what I see on your site. Good luck!
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Readymag

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readymag was founded in 2012 starting with the simple idea that everyone can be a publisher. Finding inspiration in the beauty of printing and functionalist design philosophy, we started to rethink digital interfaces to build the most elegant, powerful and easy-to-use online publishing tool. At Readymag, we’re passionate about thoughtful design and truly believe that better tools empower people to self-express and inspire to create a better content.


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:59 PM

add your insight...


Filipe Cálix's curator insight, August 13, 2014 3:36 PM

Mesmo a versão gratuita  de Readymag permite a criação de produtos com um aspeto muito moderno e elegante. Os portefólios e  as apresentações podem ajudar muito o trabalho dos alunos e com os alunos.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 14, 2014 3:03 AM

Seems to be a useful and easy-to-use tool....

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Create comic conversations

Create comic conversations | Learning tools | Scoop.it

Episode presents players with dozens of animated stories where their choices matter. Episode also empowers writers to write and animate their own stories for our community.


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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 30, 2014 12:51 PM

A great free app (iOS + Android) to help students learn conversational English.

sitiaisha2's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:06 PM

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Tessa van Zadelhoff's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:44 PM

Digital storytelling

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50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language -

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - | Learning tools | Scoop.it
Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of…

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Simplebooklet

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Code free web brochures. Publish, post, pin, tweet, embed, email, print and share everywhere.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:11 AM

This is an attractive looking tool for publishing and sharing student work. There bis a teacher account with LMS functions for a class of up to 30 students for $10 a year.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, December 30, 2013 3:14 AM

Seems to be an attractive tool. Let us give it a chance

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 5, 2014 11:11 PM

Simplebooklet is a wonderful tool for creating small, visual booklets or presenting them in an online slider format. Excellent tool. Highest recommendation 10/10

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Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media

Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media | Learning tools | Scoop.it

Both teachers and students use it pretty actively, and it can easily be used in the classroom. Do you agree? What do you think is the most ‘all-around’ social media platform for both teachers and students (in and out of class)?


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John Sayer's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:38 PM

This article is interesting and should be top of mind for any training organisation that wants to employ social media in the delivery of it's training programs.

 

I have been working with the use of technology in the delivery and management of education and training programs since the late 80's and am constantly amazed by my 7 year old grandson as he goes about do things like logging onto the Leggo website to access a plan so as he can build a new "something" in Leggo etc.    

Kane Brown's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:42 AM

I utilize the page function in Facebook, however, have been told that Edmodo functions in a similar way.

Tracey Healey's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:24 AM

Very true - having a 20 year old uni student daughter I can see the comparisons.

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Zaption for creating interactive instructional video

Zaption for creating interactive instructional video | Learning tools | Scoop.it

Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:55 AM

This looks like a pretty impressive tool for creating flipped learning or any kind of interactive video which demands a response from viewers. It's made for education and has some LMS features so you can track students' responses. There is a free trial, but the lowest cost of a subscription is $15 a year.

Laura Hall's curator insight, June 19, 2014 3:30 PM

video site

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ClassTools Breaking News Generator

ClassTools Breaking News Generator | Learning tools | Scoop.it

This is a great tool from ClassTools.net.


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Character Minutes's curator insight, May 24, 2015 6:28 PM

Have students create their own character news headline!

 

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 27, 2015 6:52 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Imelda Elliott's curator insight, June 27, 2015 4:45 AM

Great tool for language teachers.

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Hemingway

Hemingway | Learning tools | Scoop.it

Paste in something you're working on and edit away. Or, click the Write button to compose something new.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 18, 2015 4:37 AM

Great way to get students revising and editing heir own work.

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms

Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms | Learning tools | Scoop.it
Home Page of followmolly.com

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Alenka Andrin's curator insight, March 17, 2014 3:45 PM

Examples of Using Google Forms in education.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 7, 2015 1:22 PM

Différentes façons d'utiliser google form : des idées très intéressantes à utiliser. 

Anabela Luís's curator insight, February 10, 2015 6:02 AM

Muito bom para quem usa formulários do Google ou quer aprender a usar.

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Prezi Guide: The 5 Essentials To Stop Your Audience Feeling Sick

Prezi Guide: The 5 Essentials To Stop Your Audience Feeling Sick | Learning tools | Scoop.it
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Prezi is nothing if not divisive. Some people love it, some people hate it
- I'm in neither of those camps. I find it very useful in some situations,
but still use good old fashioned PowerPoint Slides for more than half the
presentations I give. Prezi should be used for a reason.

Prezi is relatively new (it's been around since 2009), it's getting more
popular (there are around 40 million users now) and it's improving its
interface all the time. Some people accuse it of being style over
substance, but for certain ideas (interactive maps, for example) it
provides substance that slides simply can't bring to the table. For me,
Prezi can be fantastic as long as you adhere to one maxim above all: don't
let the medium get in the way of the message. Any presentation materials
should be there to support the presenter and work FOR the audience in
adding to their experience. Do that, and Prezi can really raise the level
of an audience's engagement.

Potentially, a great Prezi has the wow factor. So why would you want to
completely undermine that by creating something which makes sections of
your audience feel motion-sickness? It's up to you, the presenter, to
minimize the possibility of this as far as humanly possible. Here's how.
(For the short version, view the Prezi about it.)

1. Positioning

The single most important thing about creating a Prezi is the positioning
of the objects on the canvas (and directly related to this, the order in
which they're visited on the path). Position your materials
sympathetically, people! By which I mean, rather than moving haphazardly
around the canvas and disorientating the viewer, move from left to right,
or from top to bottom - move in a way the human brain is used to.

2. Distancing

But positioning is about more than putting your objects in a coherent
pattern - it's about having a uniform (and short) distance between them.
The closer you place your objects together, the less zoom and swoop there
is in your prezi. Place them right next to each other and it won't zoom out
at all, it will just slide right over from one object to the next.

3. Sizing

As with distancing, uniformity is the key to sizing too. Put similarly
sized objects together - ideally make them the exact same size. This means
there's no need to zoom in or out. Contrast this to having a small object
followed by a much larger object and then a small object again: the zoom is
flying all over the place.

4. Rotation

99.9% of rotations and barrel-rolls in Prezis add absolutely zero value to
the presentation.

I just made that stat up but I'm sure it's true. In fact most of the time
rotating actively detracts from a Prezi. It is the Number One cause of
queasyness in the viewer. It can be used with a good reason (a visual
metaphor of some kind to better express your ideas) but otherwise, why
would you? It just gets in the way of your message.

5. Pacing

The ability to zoom in and out is both Prezi's strength and its weakness.
It's what allows you to show the relationship between objects on your
presentation, it's what allows the element of surprise for the big reveal,
it's what lets you put your own hierachy onto your information rather than
having it dictated to you. But it's also at the heart of what can induce
nausea in your audience.

So, pace your Prezi like you would regular slides. Don't move it on every
few seconds - arrive at point on your path, talk about it for two minutes,
or five minutes, or more, and then move on. This means there are fewer
zooms per presentation, and less quickly following one-another. But you can
still take advantage of the zoom's ability to enhance your presentation.


One last note on zooming

If you double-click the right arrow to move your presentation on (or left
arrow to move it back) it zooms twice as fast. This can be effective in
reducing the sea-sick effect - after all it's the transitions which cause
the problems, so if you only transition for 50% of the time you did before,
that helps. The only downside is it feels risky; if you triple click by
mistake, you'll miss your path point entirely and have to go back...

Here's my Prezi on this whole topic - it explains what I've just said in a
visually illustrative way (which is sort of the point of Prezi after all):

 

Finally

All that said, if members of your audience are particularly susceptible to
motion-sickness, even doing ALL of the above may not be enough. So only use
Prezi for a specific reason. Use it to do something PowerPoint can't,
rather than as a direct replacement for the sake of it. Use it to cover
several dispirate topics, or to make something interactive, or to visually
explain relationships between ideas. But if you don't need to do any of
those things, and it's a regular presentation, just use regular slides.
Just be sure to use them well.

Which leads us to a bonus option:

(6. The nuclear option)

Prezi can be a very useful way to make a nice looking presentation: the
fonts, icons, ease of importing images, and themes, make smart presentation
materials without the need for a huge amount of effort or design knowledge.
Once you get over the initial learning curve, it's quicker to make a nice
Prezi than nice slides. So if you want to take advantage of all that, but
want to 100% eliminate the possibility of motion-sickness, simply save your
Prezi as a PDF, and use it as you would slides. Every path point on your
Prezi is a full-page of the PDF so it ends up looking like a (nice)
PowerPoint.

To save a Prezi as a PDF, click the share icon and choose the relevant
option from there.



Disclaimer: Prezi will always make some people sick - they dislike Prezis
intensely, and it's very important to them that they bring this up a lot. I
offer no judgement here; I do the same with LinkedIn. But this guide is
about stopping an audience feeling motion-sickness when watching a Prezi -
if you aren't prepared to take steps to do this, you shouldn't be making
Prezis!
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Create comic conversations

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Episode presents players with dozens of animated stories where their choices matter. Episode also empowers writers to write and animate their own stories for our community.


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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 30, 2014 12:51 PM

A great free app (iOS + Android) to help students learn conversational English.

sitiaisha2's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:06 PM

try

Tessa van Zadelhoff's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:44 PM

Digital storytelling

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Clarisketch - Voice annotation for images

Clarisketch - Voice annotation for images | Learning tools | Scoop.it

Through the narration and illustration of photos, Clarisketch saves time and improves the quality of messaging using a combination of photographs and annotated commentary. Clarisketch enables you to quickly comment and draw on diagrams, map routes, photos etc and share it with friends/colleagues via email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter or other social networks.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 13, 2014 7:03 AM

This looks like a handy tool for Android users.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 13, 2014 7:43 PM

Giving voice to images. 

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A browser based word processor and whiteboard

A browser based word processor and whiteboard | Learning tools | Scoop.it

A web word processor and whiteboard for schools! Allow students to share, collaborate and edit on any computer, smart phone or tablet!


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 14, 2014 4:12 AM

This looks like a useful free cross platform app.

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Blended Learning Infographic: 10 Trends | e-Learning Infographics

Blended Learning Infographic: 10 Trends | e-Learning Infographics | Learning tools | Scoop.it
At the Blended Learning Infographic: 10 Trends you will find in-depth information on the 10 latests trends in blended learning. ... 2013 e-Learning Industry LLC ...

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Consultants-E's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:23 AM

Some interesting numbers here about blended learning.

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Always Write: Cobett's "7 Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson" Resources

Always Write: Cobett's "7 Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson" Resources | Learning tools | Scoop.it

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Lapse It - Time Lapse for Mobile

Lapse It - Time Lapse for Mobile | Learning tools | Scoop.it

Events such as movement of clouds, the rising and setting of the sun, a party with your friends, even individual activities or anything else that you can imagine. You will see them in a new way and otherwise undetectable patterns will emerge.

 


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flea palmer's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:55 AM

This looks great and it's free! Have just downloaded it. Could be a nice touch for presentations and student projects. Will try later...

olgadiez's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:26 PM

Esta aplicación permite captar con el móvil películas a gran velocidad, lo que puede servir para explicar procesos, como la formación de nubes, una puesta de sol, el desarrollo de un dibujo, o un experimento etc.  

Tony Gough's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:48 AM

A useful addition to your camera apps!

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6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader

6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader | Learning tools | Scoop.it

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:46 AM

#Leaders need clear messages, and this article gives some useful #tips on how to achieve that. It's focus is on the content and words leaders need to use. 

Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, July 4, 2013 4:14 AM

A linguagem que usa reflecte o seu estilo de liderança?

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:49 AM

Well, not an easy one... but very true...