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5 Online Libraries Teachers should Know about

5 Online Libraries Teachers should Know about | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Great list of sites for anyone in education.

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Angela Wilkins's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:21 AM

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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)  has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features ."


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The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom

The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This paper outlines work connected to the successful convergence of digital, pedagogic and physical space. The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL) has been focusing on the gap that has existed in schools where the physical layout is often stuck in an industrial-era education model, rather than reflecting the possibilities of ICT-enhanced personalised learning. SCIL has been working to create digital spaces so that students can consistently transition from

the real to virtual world


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 11:44 AM

Good that some focus is going into rethinking this.

Debra Evans's curator insight, July 1, 5:43 PM

A useful article

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, July 2, 9:28 AM

добавить понимание ...

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Motionshows - Create Stunning Professional Video and Web Presentations in Minutes

Motionshows - Create Stunning Professional Video and Web Presentations in Minutes | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Motionshows is an online-based SaaS based short video and web presentation tool that allows you to make fantastic multimedia video presentations and on the fly video webpage creation without any editing expertise. Transform any product, promotion or idea into a video slideshow masterpiece complete with special effects, music, text and natural voice then compliment it with an instant customized webpage and URL address to host your new video.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 9, 4:07 PM

A program that will make multimedia presentations if you add your images, text, music, voice, special effects to the video timeline.

Basic account (30 sec video) is free.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, June 9, 10:00 PM

Took less than 30 minutes to sign up, create a movie, and publish it to YouTube. A good prep before introducing iMovie to younger grades. Very simple to use. Perfect for Google Apps for Education.

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National Parks: America's Greatest Classrooms

"The National Park Service has a new website, designed just for educators.  This short video showcases how teachers can use this website in the classroom."  www.nps.gov/teachers


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 28, 7:14 PM

Field Trips in a National Park can be an incredible experience in a outstanding learning environment.  The National Park Service has produced many lesson plans, videos, distant learning programs, and resources for teachers to give them opportunities to experience the National Parks online.  These resources are available for a wide range of subjects and grade levels.  Where is the nearest U.S. National Park to your community?     

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What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News)

What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Like its devotees, gaming has come a long way. And more than ever before, we understand that different students learn in different ways. Providing a multi-layered approach is essential for ensuring that everyone is learning.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 1, 3:44 AM

Good article with some good game suggestions.

Joe Pereira's curator insight, June 2, 8:44 AM

A nice little article with a few good game suggestions to use in the classroom, although it is extremely disappointing not see any paser-based IF mentioned when they've included 'Gone Home' and 'Myst', described as a 'first-person puzzle game'. Both these games are a direct graphical evolution of the standard text adventure. One thing I don't like in the article though, is the author's decision to discuss both the topics of Digital Game-based learning and Gamification. I don't think Gamification should be discussed at all with educators, when real video games can be used for learning, instead of game-like concepts.

 

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Gamify your classrooms with Kahoot. | ipadders.eu

Gamify your classrooms with Kahoot. | ipadders.eu | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"This week I’ve been getting excited about using Kahoot in the classroom. Kahoot delivers online quizzes and surveys to your students.


It works very similar to the more well-known Socrative. The teacher displays the question and the answers on the beamer or tv in the front of the classroom. The students see the corresponding icon and color on their screen. They have 30 seconds to answer on their devices and get points for every question they answer right. The quicker they answer the more points they receive. After each question the top 5 students are shown on the board with their scores. This is where it gets exciting. The students love this immediate feedback and want to get to the top position. I have never seen students so focused on answering the questions correctly."


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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, May 30, 2:05 AM

tried it! like it!

Daniel Pastor Peidro's curator insight, May 30, 2:34 AM

Muy fácil para los alumnos, aunque puede ser un poco "simple". Pero divertido.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 30, 10:53 AM

This looks great. We will be adding it to our toolbox of student response apps for the upcoming school year. Thanks for sharing.

 

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High quality copyright free images

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Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!
All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design and free of copyright restrictions.


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 10:30 AM

Thx Nik Peachey! Pictures for Projects

maria mora's curator insight, June 26, 1:11 PM

Imágenes Creative Commons

Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 9, 12:51 AM
Great collection of really interesting and thought provoking images. ~
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Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures

Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 30, 5:53 PM

dowload immediatly awesome free picturas from Gratisography

dj Goddessa's curator insight, June 3, 10:10 AM

Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

4twenty2's curator insight, June 12, 4:15 AM

Fantastic resource with some great images - easy to use, brilliant for innovative presentations or compelling blogs!

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How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling - graphite

How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling - graphite | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Digital storytelling involves combining digital media (images, voice narration, music, text, or motion) to tell a story. Over the past few years, digital storytelling has become an increasingly popular and effective way for students to meet a range of learning goals in the classroom. Scratch, a programming project from the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, might be an unexpected tool for digital storytelling. But using Scratch to tell a story is a “twofer”: Students practice important ELA skills and at the same time use computational thinking."

 


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, May 22, 2:22 AM

Storytelling is a good learning tool to improve digital media composition skills

Marianne Hart's curator insight, May 22, 7:22 AM

Students love to learn with Scratch!!

Annelie Medoc's curator insight, May 24, 1:12 PM

Använd scratch till digitalt berättande. Verkar kul.

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking."

 

 

Part One:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-diane-darrow

 

Part Two:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-understanding-diane-darrow

 

Part Three:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-applying-diane-darrow

 

Part Four:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-analyzing-diane-darrow

 

Part Five:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-evaluating-evaluation-diane-darrow

 

Part Six: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-creating-diane-darrow

 


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Shonda Brisco's curator insight, June 21, 2:55 PM
Great information!
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 21, 6:23 PM

This looks like a great series - I reviewed a few of the posts and they are very well organized. Each one provides a summary review of a component of Bloom's Taxonomy and an explanation of connections with apps. Then there are specific examples of apps provided. A great resource for diversifying your instruction.

Manuela Garcìa's curator insight, June 24, 6:18 PM

La revisión de este material facilitará la elaboración de la Secuencia Didáctica.  No hay duda que la taxonomía de Bloom sigue vigente

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Text Effects

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Tuts+ teaches creative and technical skills across many topics to millions of people worldwide. We offer tutorials, articles, news and insights that help you take your knowledge to the next level.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, May 7, 9:15 AM

Great resource for all!

Evelyn Lacanienta's curator insight, May 8, 2:13 PM

This looks like a fantastic site. I will try to definitely explore this summer

JM - Axioma WebLab's curator insight, May 13, 8:46 AM

Amazing guide for create outstanding text effects, great article for designers.

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Google Project Ara will use new 3D printing method

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Google has revealed plans to build its modular Project Ara smartphone with a new 3D printing process that should be able to generate “

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Canida Marin Pinto's curator insight, May 5, 4:44 PM

its informative

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The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning - Mind/Shift

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning - Mind/Shift | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"In this four-part series, we are using the Someday/Monday concept to explore four dimensions of using tablets, such as iPads, in educational settings. We will do this by examining how teachers can take students on a journey from the consumption of media to curation, creation, and connection. In the first part of this series, we used the Someday/Monday template to explore Consumption http://bit.ly/1bbz1tm . During the second, we examined Curation http://bit.ly/1bbz8Ff ; ; and the evolving role of the teacher as a curator of learning objects. This week, we will address Creation, examining what is possible when we empower students and teachers as innovators with iPads and other mobile devices."


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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, May 6, 12:28 AM

GREAT!! Students and teachers as curators and creators.  Add to your library.

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Swivl - deliver your presentations

Swivl - deliver your presentations | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Swivl is a robotic mobile accessory, app and cloud hosting service that makes delivering presentations, lessons and lectures more dynamic and recording it on video easy. It helps you stand out, deliver content to people that missed it and improve skills.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 2, 6:21 AM

The most interesting and innovative part of Swivl service is the robot that helps you record your activities with the audience , e.g. your students, on your iPad. You may also use the cloud services by uploading your videos and viewing them in the usual way.

The basic account and iPad app are free.

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 2, 12:05 PM

A cloud based mobile accessory for presentations. 

massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 9, 8:17 AM

Nice and Useful !!!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Photo Mapo for Archiving Summer (and other things)

Free Technology for Teachers: Photo Mapo for Archiving Summer (and other things) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"While gathering resources to share with campus teachers, I stumbled upon thePhoto Mapo app and quickly added it to my list of tools for summer archival. The intent was to provide a repository of tools and applications that educators could utilize in the midst of their staycations and vacations that could also be extended to the classroom. Photo Mapo is a FREE app that does just that. "


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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, June 9, 7:34 PM

Just downloaded and checked it out. So easy to use. Choose a photo and that's it! (GPS data with photo, of course.) Lots of templates to choose from. 

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 9, 11:42 PM

Very useful for fieldtrips and site -based learning activities - the app allows you to record the location, a map, a photo and notes about the location in a single "postcard" style image.  Geological survey, environmental outings, etc could all be recorded with this innovative, yet very simple application.

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Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads - Class Tech Tips | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"National Geographic has tons of fantastic apps and The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom is a great choice for upper elementary and middle school students.  This interactive app introduces children to the Underground Railroad by placing them in first person experiences.  They’ll have to make decisions on how to proceed from on step to the next while they learn about this period in history."

 


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10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do

10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Between hosting webpages and emailing files straight to your folders, there's a lot you can do with Dropbox that you never knew before.

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 1, 11:37 AM

Useful Dropbox list.

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14 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

14 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You think you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.

Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's ...

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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, June 2, 5:02 PM

If you don't already know these tips for searching Google more effective, you should.

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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education

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"Emerging technologies is, can be, should be a driving force of this evolution towards Education 3.0.  Information access, communication methods, the ability for creative express is qualitatively different than any other time in history due to technological advances."


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 31, 2:48 AM

Yes!!! Clear and beautiful,,,thanks!

valerie_VW's curator insight, June 1, 10:57 AM

Cela ne va pas être simple tout ça...

maria mora's curator insight, June 26, 1:09 PM

Educación 3.0

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 1:10 PM

Several of these cost, but some are free. I like Story Creator and it is free.

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, May 29, 6:45 PM

I've been looking for some recommendations on book apps for ages - here are 15!

CanopéTUIC02's curator insight, June 12, 2:50 PM

Voilà de quoi créer de belles histoires pour tous les âges.

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3 Interactive iPad Math Apps for Primary Grades, That Teachers Can Easily Implement

3 Interactive iPad Math Apps for Primary Grades, That Teachers Can Easily Implement | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"If you are a primary class mathematics teacher you know that putting the foundation of understanding in place for new mathematics principles can be challenging. This often involves building on concepts like number systems and arithmetic basics while incorporating new ideas. For example, to teach the concept of square root “√”, you will have to ensure that students are well-equipped with the concepts of multiplication and division."


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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Reading in the mobile era

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Reading in the mobile era | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

UNESCO is currently investigating how access to text can be improved through the use of technology, specifically basic mobile phones. Today mobile phones are common in areas where books are scarce. The United Nations estimates that 6 billion people have access to a connected mobile device of some sort, while only 4.5 billion have access to a toilet.


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Jason R Levine's curator insight, May 22, 8:33 AM

"Mobile phones are common in areas where books are scarce"

Delphine Plasse's curator insight, May 22, 12:24 PM

Help people get access to means ode development

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 23, 12:53 PM

Informe de la Unesco.

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Infographic: What Does It Take To Be A Teacher?

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What Does It Take To Be A Teacher? Infographic shows that teachers’ realities are growing increasingly complex.


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Jaime Salcedo Luna's curator insight, May 18, 8:08 AM

Interesante comparación de la dedicación requerida para ser docente en cinco países del mundo.

Niki Davis's curator insight, May 19, 6:16 AM

Looks too certain to me - there must be enormous difficulties in measuring this across cultures, contexts and other aspects of these rapidly evolving ecosystems. 

Heather Morrow Giles's curator insight, June 19, 10:19 AM

this is why we go home so tired!

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Google Project Ara will use new 3D printing method

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Google has revealed plans to build its modular Project Ara smartphone with a new 3D printing process that should be able to generate “

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Canida Marin Pinto's curator insight, May 5, 4:44 PM

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The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning - Mind/Shift

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning - Mind/Shift | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"In this four-part series, we are using the Someday/Monday concept to explore four dimensions of using tablets, such as iPads, in educational settings. We will do this by examining how teachers can take students on a journey from the consumption of media to curation, creation, and connection. In the first part of this series, we used the Someday/Monday template to explore Consumption http://bit.ly/1bbz1tm . During the second, we examined Curation http://bit.ly/1bbz8Ff ; ; and the evolving role of the teacher as a curator of learning objects. This week, we will address Creation, examining what is possible when we empower students and teachers as innovators with iPads and other mobile devices."


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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, May 6, 12:28 AM

GREAT!! Students and teachers as curators and creators.  Add to your library.