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6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

"Evernote is definitely one of the apps I use everyday. It helps me stay organized and scales up my productivity. However, the app has even more to offer when used with other partner apps. These apps  are particularly useful in expanding Evernote functionality  and in providing you with a richer and organized experience."


Via John Evans
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I need explore the power of Evernote.  The power to use this as a 'notebook' for learners intrigues me.

 

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Ali Lamb Brown's comment, June 1, 2013 7:06 AM
These are great apps if you use evernote
Lou Salza's curator insight, June 1, 2013 5:02 PM

I started using Evernote for storing notes from meetings so I could retrieve them on any device at any location.  It is searchable and does way more than keep notes stored and accessible. This site will lead you to excellent explanations of Evernote and its functionality. It can be particularly useful  for teachers and their students !--Lou

Kirsty Watts's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:23 PM

I absolute agree Evernote is so versatile enabling any student or teacher with any device to work in the same way.

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Halloween from PBS Ed

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Halloween Digital Resources from PBS Education

 

Enhance classroom discussions, homework assignments, and even flipped lessons with this special, Halloween-inspired collection of resources! Remember to create a free account to search, save, and share your favorites...

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From Zombie Autopsies to Cooking with Sugar Chemistry...from older kids to kindergartners --- a fun set of activities to use anytime!!!

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Mind-Mapping And The Digitization Of Learning

Mind-Mapping And The Digitization Of Learning | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
Mind-Mapping And The Digitization Of Learning
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I love that the author states that each learner should find their own way of mind mapping and notetaking!

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Back to School with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Back to School with Google Docs | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

Google Docs is truly one of my favorite tools for teaching and learning because of the features it offers to support research, writing and collaboration in the 24/7 classroom. Here are some things to try with Google Docs as you make plans to use a little more tech and embrace change this school year.

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I always love finding new ways or remembering old ways of using Google in the classroom.

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New How-To Guide for Using Facebook in the Classroom

New How-To Guide for Using Facebook in the Classroom | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
Commissioned by Facebook, an education think tank in the United Kingdom recently created a "Facebook Guide for Educators." As of May 2013, 1.1 billion people worldwide are using Facebook, making the social network "rich with potential for...
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Design Learning from the Extremes - "The Myth of Average"

Design Learning from the Extremes - "The Myth of Average" | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

Todd Rose talks about the "Myth of the Average" in his TedTalk comparing education with the Air Force who found that no one is average.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:48 PM

Each student has a jagged learning profile. They have strengths, averages and challenges. If you design learning for the average, you design it for nobody. We have created learning environments where we can not expect learners to do what we want them to do.

 

The average hurts everyone. Designing average destroys talents in two ways:

> The existing educational environment can not challenge learners as it creates an environment where they become bored and sometimes dropout. 

> It means that your weaknesses will make it harder for you to see your talent.  

 

It is all about nurturing individual potential.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:16 AM

We learn more from disruptions and outliers, but we desparately want agreement.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 14, 2013 1:00 AM

Average is an interesting concept. Pinning students down to numbers or percentages in terms of what they can achieve does them a disservice and never tells the real story.

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Inquiry Based Learning: Teaching to 21st Century Learners


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How do we do this model with teachers/administrators --- they are learners too? Have you modified/adapted these for professional development? Would you consider PLE/PLNs as a part of this model?  Just curious - I'd love hear some of your collective thoughts.

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Diana-Grace's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:52 PM

Need big questions and environemnts that stimulate curiosity..

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"How We Learn" Personalize Learning Newsletter

"How We Learn" Personalize Learning Newsletter | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

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Kathleen and Barbara's personalized learning is a topic to delve into, explore and engage learners - of all types -- they keep me thinking and playing with ideas.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 16, 2013 6:52 PM

Check out our July 2013 Newsletter on "How we Learn". We connected with so many wonderful people at ISTE who wanted to discuss how learners learn best. This newsletter includes links, resources, and posts about how we learn, the brain and much more. Enjoy!

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Open School ePortfolio for Authentic Assessment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Open School ePortfolio for Authentic Assessment | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

Open School ePortfolio is a free and user friendly CoolTool designed to help teachers and students easily manage the portfolio process. Teachers can sign up for a free account and use the built in tools to add students to classes without requiring a student email address. Teachers can create projects that can be assigned to specific groups of students for differentiation. There is also an option to improve the home school connection by inviting parents to login in participate in the process.

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Always looking for a simple efolio tool. Perhaps this may work for some of you!

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Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards -- automagically

Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards -- automagically | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

Excerpt from review article by VentureBeat:
"Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically created a professional-looking storyboard of your movie. Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything.

Amazon Studios released Storyteller today to allow writers and filmmakers to quickly, easily — and cheaply — storyboard their scripts.

Roy Price, Amazon’s director of Studios said: “Storyteller provides a digital backlot, acting troupe, prop department, and assistant editor — everything you need to bring your story to life.”

You start by uploading a script to Amazon Studios — or by playing with one that’s already there. Then simply page through the script paragraph by paragraph. Storyteller will try to match up characters, props, and background with the words in each chunk of text, and it does a surprisingly good job.

But if you don’t like what Storyteller gives, you can choose from its library, or even upload your own custom background or characters. Currently, the software has a library of thousands of props, characters, and backgrounds..."

Read full review article: http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/07/amazon-launches-storyteller-to-turn-scripts-into-storyboards-automagically/

Learn more and try out Storyteller: http://studios.amazon.com/storyteller

 


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Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:32 PM
Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards -- automagically
vgpascal's curator insight, June 11, 2013 1:49 AM

Du synopsis au storyboard en passant par studio.amazon.com/storyteller

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 8:52 AM

load of applications in the classroom

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6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

"Evernote is definitely one of the apps I use everyday. It helps me stay organized and scales up my productivity. However, the app has even more to offer when used with other partner apps. These apps  are particularly useful in expanding Evernote functionality  and in providing you with a richer and organized experience."


Via John Evans
Vicki Butler's insight:

I need explore the power of Evernote.  The power to use this as a 'notebook' for learners intrigues me.

 

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Ali Lamb Brown's comment, June 1, 2013 7:06 AM
These are great apps if you use evernote
Lou Salza's curator insight, June 1, 2013 5:02 PM

I started using Evernote for storing notes from meetings so I could retrieve them on any device at any location.  It is searchable and does way more than keep notes stored and accessible. This site will lead you to excellent explanations of Evernote and its functionality. It can be particularly useful  for teachers and their students !--Lou

Kirsty Watts's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:23 PM

I absolute agree Evernote is so versatile enabling any student or teacher with any device to work in the same way.

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Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition!

Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition! | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition!
Over the past 3 years, the Glogster Team has watched education technology become a revolution in the way that we think about the roles of teachers and students.
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Project-Based Learning: Real-World Issues Motivate Students

Project-Based Learning: Real-World Issues Motivate Students | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Project-Based Learning: An Overview
Running Time: 9 min.


Ask Seymour Papert, renowned expert on children and computing, why students are turned off by school, and he quickly offers an
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Tap into the motivation! Real world is what we have to work with for learning :)  If you have a chance check out Taking It Global http://www.tigweb.org/

"TakingITGlobal's mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. We can't wait for you to get involved!"

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Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 23, 2013 6:28 PM

Tap into the motivation! Real world is what we have to work with for learning :)  If you have a chance check out Taking It Global http://www.tigweb.org/

"TakingITGlobal's mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. We can't wait for you to get involved!"

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Best of School Tools: Q1 2013

Best of School Tools: Q1 2013 | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
Here's a rundown of the best s'cool tools from the first quarter of 2013. These are the tools that had you clicking, sharing, and tweeting away.

Via GoogleLitTrips Reading List
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A fun collection (and applicable to learning) of integrated tools!

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, May 6, 2013 4:08 PM

Whoo Hoo! Google Lit Trips makes the list.

 

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

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Getting Started with Evernote

Getting Started with Evernote | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
Evernote is one of the most popular organization platforms out there. If you're not using it, I'm sure that you've heard of it. If you have been wanting to try Evernote but haven't been able to fin...
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I've been using Evernote for awhile.  These tutorials should help me refine my ENote skills!!! Good collection for a variety of platforms.

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- Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom

- Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

.A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time for guided instruction, usually through video.  Basically, it turns a classroom upside down: the learning of a topic is done at home and then the applied practice or work is done at school.  With Mobile Learning and BYOD  becoming more mainstream, "Flipped Classroom" models are happening more and more, leading me to create my list of favorite tools for "flipping a classroom." For an excellent info-graphic on what a "Flipped Classroom" is click here. - 

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A few of these sites I've seen and several I haven't. Take some time to explore and flip!!!

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Top iPad Apps Across the Curriculum eBook

Top iPad Apps Across the Curriculum eBook | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

Inside Your FREE eBook, You’ll Discover…

30 pages full of the best FREE apps for teaching all content areas. Pick and choose your favorites!

An App for EVERY teacher – Math, Science, Language Arts, 
Social Studies, ESL, Art, and more.

20+ of the latest and greatest FREE iPad apps students in all subjects will LOVE.

Click here to edit the title

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SimpleK12 has been and continues to be a great resource. Enjoy if you have never checked out their site.

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exploring_the_digital_nation_-_americas_emerging_online_experience.pdf


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I like Chris's comments. We are in the thick of the digital experiences. I plan to download and peruse.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 18, 2013 8:32 PM

Crunchy, specific, useful.

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Mindset Matters

Mindset Matters | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
You can have either a fixed or growth mindset according to Carol Dweck, Which mindset do you have?

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ratzelster's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:34 AM

We've all heard these terms.  I thought this diagram illustrates the main ideas and might be something you can save and use in future presentations.

Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:25 PM

Mindset makes a difference!

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:49 AM

Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets - http://youtu.be/TTXrV0_3UjY really interesting stuff!

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UDL Guides Personalized Learning

UDL Guides Personalized Learning | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the process to personalize learning using the UDL principles.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 28, 2013 9:16 PM

The UDL 2.0 Guidelines can assist anyone who plans lessons/units of study or develops curricula (goals, methods, materials, and assessments) to reduce barriers, as well as optimize levels of challenge and support, to meet the needs of all learners from the start. They can also help educators identify the barriers found in existing curricula. You can use the UDL Guidelines to help you determine your learners strengths, interests, and challenges and how they:

 

> prefer or need to access and process information.

> prefer to express what they know.

> like to engage with the content.

 

When learners know how they prefer or need to access information, engage with the content, and express what they know and understand, then they take responsibility for their learning. 

 

Access, Engage, Express is a trademark of Personalize Learning, LLC

 

Barbara Bray's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:47 PM

UDL Principles guide learners to understand how they learn best. They determine how they prefer or need to access information, engage with content, and express what they know. 

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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 creative ways to use Google tools and services to help improve learning.
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Nice to have a limited number! Eager to see Google Play for Education later this summer.

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6 Ways To Learn Something New Online Everyday

6 Ways To Learn Something New Online Everyday | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
The Internet is a double-edged sword – it can be used to procrastinate the day away, or it can be used to learn something new everyday. Here at MakeUseOf, we’re particularly focused on the latter.
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Many of these ideas are familiar but it is good to be reminded!

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Game-Based Learning Summer Webinars

Game-Based Learning Summer Webinars | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

This free online collaborative community provides a forum where educators, publishers, and game developers can come together to discuss guidelines and current practices, and most importantly, to share ideas to advance this emerging field.

 

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I've participated in a few webinars presented by edWeb - well worth a look and a great resource!!

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Let children get bored, says expert

Let children get bored, says expert | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
An education expert says children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative.

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I love it when our grandkids are playing and creating stories --- they don't seem to get bored when playing...I see the boredom creep in when they are between entertainment options that are passive or those that I suggest :)

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Scott Langston's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:58 PM

There's a lot in this. I wonder why, as a parent, I often feel compelled to organise and stimulate my kids when as a kid I recall (almost) none of that parental interference.  We've introduced 'screen-free' days at home, and the jump in creativity in our children's play has been mind-blowing...

Creativity requires space, and more and more we are seeing 'space' as non-productive. Doing 'nothing' is vital to being creative - if we over-plan, over-stimulate and fill all the gaps with busy-ness, how do we expect creatvity to fit in?

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10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning ideas | Scoop.it

Since Google officially changed Google Docs name to Google Drive and a number of updates have been introduced to improve its overall performance. One very recent update is an increase of cloud storage capacity to 15GB usable across Gmail, Drive, and Google Plus. It is quite obvious that Google is trying to outsmart its immediate competitor Dropbox and I think Google is successful in its strategy so far.

To make Google Drive stand out from the crowd, Google opened it to apps developers  and allowed users to select from a wide variety of web apps to integrate into their Google Drive accounts. With the integration of these apps, users can now handle their files and documents ways not affordable by any other cloud storage tool out there.

I have curated for you some interesting apps that are integrated into Google Drive and which you can install right from your Google Drive interface.

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We are using Google Apps for Education. There are so many apps out there now to 'enhance' the collaborative possibilities that it can be overwhelming. 

I like this selection - thank you to ETML

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Socrative: As easy as raising your hand--& Free!

Socrative: As easy as raising your hand--& Free! | Learning ideas | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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From Indiana Jen: Socrative - Socrative is another excellent quizzing and polling program created specifically for an educational environment. Socrative allows you to engage your students with polls, quizzes, games, etc. They even have a repository of questions. Socrative relies on the use of its iOS or web based apps to use. It is wholly and entirely free!

Definitely worth a checking out!!

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