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Macworld: Easy, free YouTube video downloads for iPad users - How to

Macworld: Easy, free YouTube video downloads for iPad users - How to | Learning Development | Scoop.it
It's easy to download videos from YouTube directly to your iPad, and save them to watch at a later date. Here's how

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7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia | Learning Development | Scoop.it
These apps are designed to help students with dyslexia develop literacy skills at a manageable pace.

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Edison offers affordable and Lego-compatible robotics education

Edison offers affordable and Lego-compatible robotics education | Learning Development | Scoop.it
With robots set to play a more prominent role in society in the coming years, it makes sense to find fun ways to educate youngsters on the technology. To that end, Thomas Alva has developed Edison, a palm-sized, bright ...
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Fluency Tutor™ for Google - from Texthelp

Fluency Tutor™ for Google - from Texthelp | Learning Development | Scoop.it

Fluency Tutor is an application for Google Chrome which allows educators to assign reading passages to students via their Google Drive accounts. Teachers can pick reading passages based on content, lexile level or reading age and share with individual students or groups via Google Drive.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, July 21, 10:29 AM

See the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiFfrzTPBQE


Website and Info here:

http://www.fluencytutorforgoogle.com/

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Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa)

Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa) | Learning Development | Scoop.it

Africa is rising and needs, not the failed models of the developed world but new models that are more suited to the massive demand that already exists for education and training. This is not more universities but more vocational learning. The great opportunity here, is to use the great gifts of the internet, that are already there, for free. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 1:42 AM

We live in times of great opportunity. Open Educational Resources (OER) can transform the world. Here's a first person view of what's happening right now in Africa. 


Open your mind to it!

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

Animaker - Make Animated Videos | Learning Development | 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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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, July 28, 11:57 AM

cool tool!!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 28, 5:27 PM

Animaker. Videos animados.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, Today, 6:51 PM

This program has many applications within the 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Learning Development | Scoop.it

In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing.

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz3823Nvmxn


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 20, 10:52 AM

The mobile phone is the ultimate hand held computer. It's what we hoped for watching Star Trek on TV.  Beam me up Scotty to a world of infinite information and connectivity... from anywhere on the Planet. 


See what's happening and how things are changing from around the world! 

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What Is Differentiated Instruction?

What Is Differentiated Instruction? | Learning Development | Scoop.it
So, how would you define differentiated instruction? In her newly revised book, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition, Carol Ann Tomlinson discusses the meaning of differentiation and how teachers can modify their instruction to engage all students. The book highlights key principles of differentiation, including: An invitational learning environment that encourages and supports learning Quality curriculum Assessment that informs teaching and learning Instruction that responds to student variance Take a look at the infographic below that highlights some of the best and worst practices for differentiation in today’s classrooms. Post it in your office and share it with your colleagues as a reminder to refine your teaching strategies to meet the learning styles of all students. Want to read more? Pick up a copy in print or e-book format in the ASCD Online Store.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 13, 11:37 AM

For all my teacher friends.

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Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner | Learning Development | Scoop.it

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Training in Business's curator insight, July 11, 2:15 AM

Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

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Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes

Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes | Learning Development | Scoop.it

After many requests for a drawing feature, we’re happy to announce that Mural.ly now allows you to sketch your ideas out on sticky notes (and we’re pretty excited about it).


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 9, 2:42 AM

Mural.ly has novel tools. Among other, you can add sticky notes inside.


Have a go for your infographics

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:05 PM

Great addition to let you sketch on sticky notes.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 11:48 AM

sticky

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My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School

My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"My Incredible Body is an iPad app (currently free) designed to help students learn how the human body works. The app features eight sections. Those sections are circulation, muscles, senses (vision, smell, hearing, touch), kidneys & urine, skeleton, respiration, digestion, and brain & nerves. Each section of the app contains short animated videos that explain the functions of each system and how it works."


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11 Free Online Courses For Teachers (PD Opportunity) - Edudemic

11 Free Online Courses For Teachers (PD Opportunity) - Edudemic | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Summertime is a great time for teachers to recharge their batteries a bit. After spending the entire school year encouraging students to learn, some rest is definitely in order. Beyond the quiet of spending time away from a boatload of students, it is a great time for teachers to fit in some professional development. Spending …
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New Collection of Case Studies in Blended Learning and the Liberal Arts

New Collection of Case Studies in Blended Learning and the Liberal Arts | Learning Development | Scoop.it
The Associated Colleges of the South and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education are proud to announce the publication of a collection of case studies in blended learning, digital collaboration, and the liberal arts, now available...
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Apps for Students | Dyscalculia & Math Difficulties

Apps for Students | Dyscalculia & Math Difficulties | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Mobile technologies offer hope to students who have a learning disability like dyscalculia or dyslexia. These Apple apps are especially helpful with math.
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Five ways colleges can use digital technology to improve communication

Five ways colleges can use digital technology to improve communication | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Ideas on how colleges can use online tools to boost student learning, drive recruitment and support staff development (Five ways colleges can use digital technology to improve communication: Ideas on how colleges can use online t...
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iPad App of the Week: Numerics – Dashboards to Visualize Your Numbers | iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Numerics – Dashboards to Visualize Your Numbers | iPad Insight | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"Great apps are a big part of what makes for a great mobile (or even desktop) device. As iPad users, we’ve been fortunate that right from the start there have been rich pickings when it comes to great iPad apps – and we continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding excellent apps for just about any purpose. Our weekly picks for iPad App of the Week celebrate some of these, and appear here every Saturday.

This week’s pick is Numerics – Dashboards to visualize your numbers, or just Numerics from here on out in this post.

 

Numerics lets you visualize numbers and statistics from a wide range of web services, social networks, and business services. Here’s a little slice of its APP Store intro:"

 


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▶ How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Technology - YouTube #makered

"Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills." 


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John Rudkin's curator insight, July 27, 12:25 AM

If only video had been accessible when I taught CDT. Today, there is no excuse.

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Go Quin!

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iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors

iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors | Learning Development | Scoop.it
iPads, iPods and other tablets are becoming more commonplace in the classroom, and schools are filling their devices with lots of Apps. Teachers could be missing valuable opportunities to truly embed the use of iPads in the classroom.

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Lisa Riker's curator insight, July 26, 11:31 AM

How to better use the tools we might already have.....

John Rudkin's curator insight, July 27, 12:22 AM

Apps are a diversion.  The core benefit of Tablets is their capacity for creative use and flexibility.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 8:19 AM

BYOD

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The First Glimpse of the Glogster EDU iPad App

The First Glimpse of the Glogster EDU iPad App | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Our long-awaited app is in the final stages of beta testing, and the release date is approaching quickly. The Glogster team is hard at work ensuring that all our great new features are available to...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 27, 8:54 AM

You may know that glogster.com is going to retire but we can all continue/start using edu.glogster.com for creating amazing multimedia posters/ presentations/ glogs.

They are releasing an iPad app that for many people will replace the old browser tool.

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Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences

Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences | Learning Development | Scoop.it

Story and images by Manish Singh / WinBeta Earlier this year, 

 

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced "Skype Translator", a ground breaking feature which would allow two people speaking in different languages to have audio conversations. At the company's Worldwide Partner Conference event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a development to that project -- Skype Translator now facilitates video conferencing as well.


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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, July 30, 7:37 AM

Wow! 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 30, 8:16 AM

Looks like we are one step closer to Gene Roddenberry's view of the future. Does this remind anyone of a universal translator??? 

terry clarke's curator insight, July 30, 11:54 AM

Although universal communication among people speaking different languages is certainly a worthy goal, I am reluctant to embrace the technology that allegedly allows instantaneous translation during audio/video conferences among speakers of different languages--for many reasons.

  • My ethnic Kazakh daughter and I are bilingual (English & Russian), and I have found that the act, itself, of learning a new language necessarily draws one closer to the customs and practices of the people who use the language in their day-to-day lives (requiring an examination of nearly every aspect of the lives of those who speak the "different language"--allowing, at least the feeling of, adoption of a new and different culture).
  • Language (particularly oral as opposed to written) is an imprecise method of communication, and even experienced translators will attest that different languages have idiosyncrasies that do not allow for an accurate or precise communication of a particular idea, description or opinion sought to be сonveyed. Подвиг (Podvig) is a Russian word used to describe a particular idea in Eastern Orthodox Christianity is an example of one such word--though others may disagree
  • Because of the decline of formal language usage in favor of slang and the explosion of the use of acronyms (SMH, YOLO, WTF), and the multitudes of "figures of speech", I am skeptical that current technology exists that would allow a computer program algorithm to translate accurately and instantaneously the communications between people speaking different languages.
  • Upon reflection, I could not support the widespread use of the technology described in this article. Language, in its many different and beautiful forms, is a reflection of the culture, history and heritage of those who speak it.
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Technology Use in Special Education Classrooms (Gail Robinson ...

Technology Use in Special Education Classrooms (Gail Robinson ... | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Special education students have long used so-called assistive technologies, like audio books for the visually impaired or special transmitters for hearing-impaired students. So today's trend toward blended learning – the ...
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Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning

Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning | Learning Development | Scoop.it

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 11, 4:19 AM

Free web tools for engaging students in creativity!

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Merci !
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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought

A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"Choice boards are powerful tools for providing students with both choice and direction in their work.

 

The idea, creatively shown below from teacher/blogger Monica Evon in the form of a menu, allows teachers to guide students towards certain forms of academic practice, or demonstration of specific standards. If, for example, you want students to show they understand how to calculate the area of a circle from real-life applications, you can create 8 different ways for them to show it."


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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, July 8, 8:14 AM

A great example of how digital learning can offer differentiation and guidance that can be flexible and still appropriate in general education for ALL kids.

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Fantastic Free Interactive Textbooks for the iPad - Class Tech Tips

Fantastic Free Interactive Textbooks for the iPad - Class Tech Tips | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"iBooks Author is a powerful tool for creating interactive textbooks for your students. Whether you work together as a class to gather content or simply curate resources to share with a class, the possibilities are endless.

 

If you’re looking to check out high quality content that is designed for the iPad, you’ll want to download E.O. Wilson’s set of interactive biology textbooks. You’ll see just how powerful an interactive textbook can be! These iBooks might supplement your science curriculum or just inspire you to dive into iBooks Author to create your own."

 


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Apps for Literacy Learning

Apps for Literacy Learning | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Assistive Technology Blog: SnapType For Occupational Therapy-For Students Who Have Difficulty With Handwriting. Pinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at pinterest.com/sostherapy/ for therapy resources.
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The Busy Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning - Edudemic

The Busy Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning - Edudemic | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Blended learning is a combination of some face-to-face teaching and some online teaching.
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