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Story Spark - spark creativity in your writing

Story Spark - spark creativity in your writing | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Get Story Spark - spark creativity in your writing on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Nice app to encourage the productive skills of speaking or writing when storytelling.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:38 PM

An app to generate story starters or provide a plot twist to cure writer's bloc. You can enter your current characters and plot, or swipe across for a new story starter. Some of these are really good and could be used by the teacher for quick, creative writing, or students can select one and see where it leads them!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Good Apps for Learning Phrasal Verbs

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Good Apps for Learning Phrasal Verbs | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Not new but a reminder of two good apps for learning phrasal verbs

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FlipEDU on Flipboard

FlipEDU on Flipboard | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

@Flipedu | 24 Magazines | 627 Articles | 2,104 Followers | For many readers, it's time to go back to school! FlipEDU has been reorganized to meet class topics & schedules. Discover magazines created by educators and find 1,000s of EDU articles. Tweet using #FlipEDU to share how you prepare for the school year with Flipboard.

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Use Flipboard?  Try out the new, improved FlipEDU for 1,000s of educational resources.

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20 Cool Tools for Creating Infographics

20 Cool Tools for Creating Infographics | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Imagine if you could create an infographic in under 10 minutes without being a designer? Discover 20 tools that will help you when creating infographics.
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Infographics are a great way of presenting information for students. This could be anything from instructions to information that you want turned into an IELTS-style writing. Now, you can create your own!

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Belle Balace's comment, August 24, 1:23 AM
I already have tried Canva, Piktochart, and Visme. All are awesome to use. :)
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Create a Random Name Selector in Google Sheets

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Create a Random Name Selector in Google Sheets | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Flippity.net publishes a number of useful Google Sheets templates. The latest template released on Flippty can be used to create a random name picker in Google Sheets. To create a random name picke...
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You don't need mobile devices or fancy apps for randomized student name selectors  You can do it all in Google sheets!

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About Scholarships

About Scholarships | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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You have until 7th September 2015 to apply for The Consultants-E's eModeration Scholarship.

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How to use Social Tools for ELearning and Training

How to use Social Tools for ELearning and Training | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
We have already got used to the fact that social networ…
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An introduction to social learning

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Ehmma Koshkina's curator insight, August 6, 4:33 AM

An introduction to social learning

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iRights | Digitally enabling children and young people

iRights | Digitally enabling children and young people | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

iRights provides a framework of five SIMPLE RIGHTS by which everyone – parents, teachers, corporations, governments, technology companies and young people themselves – can interrogate how they interact with young people in the digital world.

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An excellent site aimed at digitally enabling children and young people under 18.

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 20, 5:38 AM

Very useful for teachers of younger students who want to use social media resources with their class.

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Fascinating Data Visualization Shows Which Words We Use Most

Fascinating Data Visualization Shows Which Words We Use Most | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Most of us know that “the” is the most common word in the English language. But what are some other high-frequency words, both long and short? This amazing animated data bubble visualization by Abacaba provides the answers.
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Very interesting tool for visualizing high frequency words.

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Teaching About Plagiarism In The Online Classroom - eLearning Industry

Teaching About Plagiarism In The Online Classroom - eLearning Industry | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
How do you help students understand, and avoid, plagiarism? Want to know a great way to teach about Plagiarism In The Online Classroom?
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An interesting way to talk about the important issue of plagiarism.

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A List of Free Must Have PDF Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of Free Must Have PDF Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Lots of really useful tools here for working with PDFs

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Ehmma Koshkina's curator insight, August 6, 4:36 AM

Lots of really useful tools here for working with PDFs

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Easy Tweets

Easy Tweets | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Authentic language in tweets ...Choose your topic and language level.

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Azhar's Reflections: Missed the "Creativity in Teaching and Learning" Online Event ... Don't worry!

Azhar's Reflections: Missed the "Creativity in Teaching and Learning" Online Event ... Don't worry! | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Links to the event and the PDF book.

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The Best 10 Android Apps for Project-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 10 Android Apps for Project-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Some excellent apps recommended here to aid project-based learning.

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7 Tips On How To Use Forums In eLearning - eLearning Industry

7 Tips On How To Use Forums In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Wondering how to effectively use Forums In eLearning? Check this article to find out 7 tips on how to use Forums in eLearning.
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Some excellent ideas here and a nice link to some netiquette tips too.

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A Very Simple Digital Whiteboard App for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Very Simple Digital Whiteboard App for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it



Looking for a very simple and easy to use digital whiteboard app?

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You can't go wrong with a simple whiteboard  app like this when it's free.

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14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/UszZHp1o2p #palearn
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When you think of how many times your students do online searches every day/ week, you really can't promote efficient and effective search practices enough!

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The Round | Great for educators, fair for authors

The Round | Great for educators, fair for authors | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
During the month of August you can now get a copy of George Woolard’s methodology title Messaging for free!
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Another free book from The Round.  Take advantage and order through Smashwords.

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Some Great Lesson Plan Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Great Lesson Plan Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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It might be useful to have a look through these before updating or creating new lesson plans.

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Juergen Wagner's curator insight, August 6, 3:40 PM

It might be useful to have a look through these before updating or creating new lesson plans.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers - A PDF Handout | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Google Drive Add-ons can include some really useful tools.  It's worth taking a look at these.

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Juergen Wagner's curator insight, July 31, 2:01 PM

Google Drive Add-ons can include some really useful tools.  It's worth taking a look at these.

Evdokia Roka's curator insight, July 31, 4:15 PM

Google Drive Add-ons can include some really useful tools.  It's worth taking a look at these.

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Mobile phones help teach English better, HCM City university study finds - Society - VietNam News

Mobile phones help teach English better, HCM City university study finds - Society - VietNam News | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Mobile-assisted language learning is helping the English department at the HCM City University of Education improve its students' proficiency, Dr Nguyen Ngoc Vu, the department's dean, said.
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Interesting article about the benefits of mobile phone use in English learning in Vietnam.

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Verity Cole's curator insight, August 5, 7:18 AM

Interesting article about the benefits of mobile phone use in English learning in Vietnam.

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An Infographic That Summarizes Twitter For Teachers

An Infographic That Summarizes Twitter For Teachers | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
We've got a guide to twitter hashtags for education that helps aggregate some of the must-know twitter tidbits. And of course, cybraryman has especially useful…
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New to twitter?  No worries...here's a useful guide.

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Anna Bartosik's curator insight, July 25, 8:07 AM

Dispelling the mystery of Twitter for the hesitant...there is no mystery. Join the community.

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3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Some useful new functionality added with these Drive updates.

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The periodic table of iPad Apps

The periodic table of iPad Apps | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins' (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too - being able to map Apps to activities - I thought it a really helpful too. Wi...

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This is a very nice idea.  It could be useful to create one of these with your fellow teachers

 

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Ehmma Koshkina's curator insight, August 6, 4:35 AM

This is a very nice idea.  It could be useful to create one of these with your fellow teachers

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: EdTech Start-ups - Stop Talking Down to Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: EdTech Start-ups - Stop Talking Down to Teachers | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
"EdTech Start-ups - Stop Talking Down to Teachers" #edtech http://t.co/KXuQrAqJ3P
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Some interesting advice here for overly-eager EdTech companies...

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10 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Below is an infographic I created with Piktochart. (Another fantastic tool for educators and students!) There are ten ideas for using Google Drawings in the classroom. Honestly, it was hard to stop at ten! This tool is so versatile. It is also worth menti
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10 ideas for using Google Drawings in the classroom.  And there's a cheat sheet here too... http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/google-drawings-cheat-sheet-for-teachers-and-students

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