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Adobe Voice — Show your story.

Adobe Voice — Show your story. | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

Voice is a free iPad app that turns your story into a stunning animated video in minutes.


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a few people have recommended this as a lovely app for digital storytelling

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 2014 10:32 AM

Thx Nik Peachey!

Peter Sampson's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:51 PM

This is amazing quick and easy to use.

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:52 PM

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This looks like a really useful and powerful free app to get students creating digital narrative.

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Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator

Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it
The educator becomes a connected educator and through sharing, is an active participant and contributor to the connected educator movement.

Being a connected educator means connecting with other teachers to exchange ideas, improve your teaching practice, and in turn, make a change in education. It is only through being connected that we can collaborate and help to foster learning for the 21st century and beyond. (Being a Connected Educator)

The gap between what is and what could be in education is larger than it ever has  been.  I believe this is largely due to technology and the ability to establish global connections because of social media. Educators are more connected and more aware about education trends than any time in the history of public education.

Imagine how education could be transformed if all educators use their own personal, often passion-driven voices. The bottom line is that if any individual educator believes there are flaws in the education, that it can be done better, then s/he has the responsibility to say something. I reaching the point that I am starting to believe it is a moral imperative for educators to share what they know to be true with other educators; and with administrators, students’ families, community members, politicians . . . the larger global society.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 


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Looks ideal for my workshops on sharing, learning and collaborating online!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 31, 9:34 PM

I don't think this is a new responsibility, but it is important.

 

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 1, 10:50 AM

J'aime ce post parce qu'effectivement, tout prof devient de facto une source pour les autres en matière de connaissance. Pourquoi pas le partager ?

Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, April 6, 9:50 AM

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to pay it forward than through shared learning... education.

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Opinion - Record & Edit Podcasts on your iPhone

Opinion - Record & Edit Podcasts on your iPhone | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

We asked ourselves why podcasting is a medium reserved for tech geeks and media corporations. Our answer is Opinion, audio recording and editing made human.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 22, 10:28 AM

An easy to use podcasting tool for creating short audios and getting them online quickly.

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10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

Projecting your iPad on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are several ways this can be done in the classroom.


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Ellen Graber's curator insight, November 9, 2014 5:42 PM

This looks great

 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 16, 2014 3:46 PM

Peut-etre utile Un jour. 

Mary Starry's curator insight, November 18, 2014 11:39 PM

Some great ways to share or mirror your iPad screen with a projector screen.

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Edupunk and student centred learning through technology

Edupunk and student centred learning through technology | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

I’ve often wondered why it is that the internet is such an amazing, creative and inspiring place full of so many fantastically interesting things, and yet so many educational software, applications and e-learning products turn out to be so dull.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 2014 11:56 AM

This is an article I wrote some time ago. It looks at the limitations put on teacher creativity within the educational technology sphere and how to confront these.

harloff's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:24 AM

A to the point analysis of why we need a punk attitude to educational institutions. They slow down adoption of new technology in education

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2014 4:39 PM

It is interesting that we think there are no economic interests at play in the e-learning world. There are and they are significant. It does not mean we don't use various digital technologies, but let us make sure we ask questions and challenge their usages when needed.

 

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Giving feedback to English language learners

Giving feedback to English language learners | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it
IH London teachers stress the importance of listening to learners as their language develops in order to provide useful feedback.

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Josh Round's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:12 PM

Really useful and practical article on perhaps the key part of a lesson - working with emerging language and upgrading Learners' linguistic abilities.

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10 Tips To Build Your Professional Learning Community Infographic

10 Tips To Build Your Professional Learning Community Infographic | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it
The How To Build Your Professional Learning Community Infographic presents how you can curate your own professional learning community.

 

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- http://www.scoop.it/webwizard

 


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Looks useful for PLNs etc.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 15, 2014 7:47 PM

So very true.

Profleluherne's curator insight, July 16, 2014 5:59 AM

Bon, là il me manque le blog

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 16, 2014 8:44 AM

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

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Adobe Voice — Show your story.

Adobe Voice — Show your story. | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

Voice is a free iPad app that turns your story into a stunning animated video in minutes.


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a few people have recommended this as a lovely app for digital storytelling

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 2014 10:32 AM

Thx Nik Peachey!

Peter Sampson's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:51 PM

This is amazing quick and easy to use.

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:52 PM

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really useful and powerful free app to get students creating digital narrative.

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5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom - Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom - Edudemic | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it
Word cloud generators have gone the route of Kleenex and Saran Wrap, wherein people often use the name of the product to refer to the thing. Most folks I talk to refer to all word clouds as ‘wordles’, even though Wordle is just one of many, many tools that one can use to create word …

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Are You Sure You Don’t Have Any Questions? Dialogic Teaching As A Way To Promote Students’ Questions

Are You Sure You Don’t Have Any Questions? Dialogic Teaching As A Way To Promote Students’ Questions
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Phil Chappell's curator insight, June 23, 2014 3:20 AM

A nice short paper on promoting dialogic teaching in the EFL classroom: here, a classroom in Syria. Some of the data analysis could be re-interpreted in other ways, but the dialogic spirit is there!

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

Over 12 years ago, as Todd Curtis and his teaching partner tried to get all of their eighth graders engaged in class discussions, they noticed a trend. Though students talked freely outside of class, they became silent in class. As an experiment, they jury-rigged their email system into a backchannel.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 23, 2014 9:20 AM

Useful article about using backchannels (and we all should be) in class.

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:35 AM

This is something I had not thought a lot about, but with the growth of Blended Learning throughout our systems of learning, it makes so much sense to include this in our planning.  This article gives some great examples and ideas about tools and backchanneling for our learners.  I think this has great promise for reinforcing adult learning as well.

Helen Teague's curator insight, May 24, 2014 6:22 PM

meets the quality of participatory framework needed in Communities of Practice.

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Top 10 Websites for Teaching Grammar To Your Students

Top 10 Websites for Teaching Grammar To Your Students | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it
Here is a list of top ten websites for teaching or learning grammar lessons.

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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, May 24, 2014 7:30 PM

They are very helpful.

Mita Jordan's curator insight, June 1, 2014 4:28 AM

A quite useful list

John O'Connor's curator insight, February 7, 7:09 PM

Some useful sites to link to your flipped classroom activities.

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A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator

A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms

 

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Sounds like my day! :-)

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 28, 2014 9:06 AM

Thanks to Gust Mees.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 2, 2014 6:42 AM

Well... not far from true, or at least not far from a good approach to a good professional performance today

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 31, 2014 10:45 PM

I love this! Get connected people!!

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Time to retire from online learning?

Time to retire from online learning? | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

And then there’s MOOCs. I can’t express adequately just how pissed off I am about MOOCs – not the concept, but all the hubris and nonsense that’s been talked and written about them. At a personal level, it was as if 45 years of work was for nothing. All the research and study I and many others had done on what makes for successful learning online were totally ignored, with truly disastrous consequences in terms of effective learning for the vast majority of participants who took MOOCs from the Ivy League universities. Having ignored online learning for nearly 20 years, Stanford, MIT and Harvard had to re-invent online learning in their own image to maintain their perceived superiority in all things higher educational.


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This paragraph exactly reflects my thoughts about MOOCs. Glad to hear it coming from a leader in the online and distance learning field as this type of voice has been swamped by the unquestioning embracing of MOOCs by all and sundry!

 

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diane gusa's comment, April 16, 2014 9:35 AM
Yes! As an online learner and teacher I found the absence of best practices for online learning missing in all my Mooc participation. It would better be termed distance learning, falling back to the correspondence education of the past.
Alberto del Mazo's curator insight, April 18, 2014 7:38 AM

vía [url=/u/174100 x-already-notified=1]Jordi Adell[/url] leo este último artículo del canadiense Tony Bates, especialista en "online learning". 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 22, 2014 7:17 AM

Lastly, I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education. Ivy League MOOCs are being driven mainly by computer scientists, not educators. Politicians are looking to computer science to automate learning in order to save money. Computer scientists have much to offer, but they need more humility and a greater willingness to work with other professionals, such as psychologists and teachers, who understand better how learning operates. This is a battle that has always existed in educational technology, but it’s one I fear the educators are losing. The result could be disastrous, but that’s a theme for a whole set of blog posts.

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ICT-REV Inventory of Open Educational Resources

ICT-REV Inventory of Open Educational Resources | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

A curated list of 70+ freely available online tools for language learning and teaching. Searchable by purpose and skill foci, with short synopses of each tool.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 30, 1:39 AM

I recognise about half of these - worth a look.

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Word Map

Word Map | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it
This experiment brings together the power of Google Translate and the collective knowledge of Wikipedia to put into context the relationship between language and geographical space.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 11, 5:42 AM

Just type in a word and it will translate and pronounce the word in languages from all over the world.

Suzanne's curator insight, February 12, 8:14 AM

If nothing else, this is fun! Type in any word and see it translated in a great many languages.

anna's curator insight, March 1, 4:32 AM

fantastic!

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What do you want to do? Tech tools for teachers and learners

What do you want to do?  Tech tools for teachers and learners | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

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Susan's curator insight, October 1, 2014 2:54 PM

Great!

Helen Rowling's curator insight, October 1, 2014 7:00 PM
A great reminder that there are many tools to discover. Take time to explore...
Begoña Picado's curator insight, October 5, 2014 2:29 PM

Really helpful!

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Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback

Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

With these tools (many of which are included in this list), students are placed in charge of their learning. They engage in meaningful self-reflection, highlight according to criteria, and use academic language to critique their own work. The shift is significant. With Google tools, I can provide ongoing feedback while my students showcase digital responsibility and revise throughout the writing process.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:37 AM

Interesting approach to marking assignments and some interesting tools used.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 16, 2014 1:53 PM

Teaching tools for using Google in the classroom.  Great ideas for engaging writers!

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Twitter is Google for Educators

Twitter is Google for Educators | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

I know many of you read the title are were thinking, "Huh? I don't use Twitter the same ways as Google." Courtesy of dictionary.com, consider the following definition: Amazing how a company...


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 14, 2014 12:31 PM

I agree completely that Twitter is "Google For Educators"!

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, July 16, 2014 5:27 AM

добавить понимание ...

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A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round

A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

Adaptive learning software tailors learning materials and tasks to the individuals who are using them, and provides previously undreamt of opportunities for assessment. Promoted by most national governments and education ministries, international bodies such as the OECD or the World Bank, the biggest software companies and huge educational foundations such as the Gates Foundation, adaptive learning is coming your way soon.


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june holley's curator insight, July 9, 2014 8:12 AM

Free book on critical network leadership skill.

Connie Baques 's curator insight, July 13, 2014 12:50 AM

Get ready for 'adaptive learning'!

Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:20 AM

Is adaptive learning coming your way soon?

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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.


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Looks very useful for language teachers!
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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 14, 2014 5:54 AM

Wil je het geluid van YouTube video opnemen dan is Peggo een mooie manier om een mp3 bestand te maken. Kopieer  en plak de link in de zoekmachine en de video wordt opgezocht. Met een paar handige instellingen (verwijder stiltes, audio normaliseren) maakt Peggo in een handomdraai een prima mp3.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 2014 5:25 AM

Looks like a very interesting tool here.  Thanks for sharing Nik.

Joe Shimp's curator insight, July 25, 2014 11:52 AM

A great way to get YouTube audio only.

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ThingLink for Video

Introducing an easy way to annotate videos with rich media

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tom jackson's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:53 AM

adding Thinglink tags to video

Josette Williams's curator insight, July 4, 2014 1:09 PM

An easy way to annotate videos with rich media.  Thanks Digital Delights 

KCenter SKEMA's curator insight, July 15, 2014 11:24 AM

Voir pour les évolutions dans les supports de cours

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Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers

Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it

Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers...

 


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Frankie Roberts's curator insight, June 13, 2014 7:10 PM

Which one do you use and what do you like/dislike about it?

objectplace's curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:32 AM

legwork done here

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 19, 2014 3:16 PM

Habilidades necesarias, sin lugar a dudas. Escoger la plataforma ayuda

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Rise of the Professional Educator

Rise of the Professional Educator | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it
Are you a teacher? Why did you become a principal? Why would you want to be a superintendent? The above questions are asked of educators every single day by people outside of the educational field....

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=quality

 


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So true, so necessary for all to read and follow!

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Bill Ferguson's curator insight, April 30, 2014 7:00 AM

A fascinating article that looks at a mindset for teaching.

Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, May 25, 2014 2:48 PM

El artículo lista 5 aspectos que los docentes deben afianzar para ser vistos como profesionales: estar actualizados, ser activos participantes, aspirar a altos standards y ser apasionados de la educación.

mindy kim's curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:08 PM

... Change and innovation start with the individuals... development, growth, leaders==> building the future.

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.

 

Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder.


At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas.


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Think a lot of this is relevant to teaching language to adults too - supporting autonomy, etc.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 21, 2014 9:43 AM

I am not sure sell is the right word. That suggests commodification. Having said this, teacher play a role in exciting students in their learning. When we do it well, the students engage rather than simply buy in and comply.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 21, 2014 2:37 PM

The author of Drive talks about how to use these theories in education! 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:04 PM

'One of the big topics Pink tackles in his current book is the idea of moving from transactions to transcendence — to making something personal. That’s the best way to “sell” students on what they’re learning, Pink maintains. This has been a recurring theme in education: connecting what’s taught in classrooms to students’ personal lives. But, as evidenced by current school dynamics, that’s not the way the tide is moving.

“Most of our education is heavily, heavily, heavily standardized,” Pink said. ... The idea that you treat everybody the same way is foolish, and yet the headwinds in education are very much toward routines, right answer, standardization.”

Why is it moving this way? One of the reasons, Pink said, is the “appalling” absence of leadership on this issue. “One of the things that I see as an outsider is that so much of education policy seems designed for the convenience of adults rather than the education of children,” he said.... "Why do we have standardized testing? Because it’s unbelievably cheap. If you want to give real evaluations to kids, they have to be personalized, tailored to the kids, at the unit of one. Standardized testing: totally easy, totally cheap, and scales. Convenient for politicians and taxpayers.”

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Record Your Screen for Free on Mac or PC

Record Your Screen for Free on Mac or PC | Language Learning & eLearning | Scoop.it
If you need free screen recording tools to record your computer, then look no further. These are some of the best screen capture software options available today!

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