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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | Learning Shift | Scoop.it
PowToon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations and cartoon style videos just by dragging and dropping.

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Paige Brooks-Jeffiers's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:56 AM

My students have used this to make creative presentations for class!

Silvia Gallardo-Martin's curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:35 AM

This tool is just so easy and fun to use! 

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 13, 2013 7:15 AM

looks like fun 

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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | Learning Shift | Scoop.it
PowToon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations and cartoon style videos just by dragging and dropping.

Via Nik Peachey
Stephanie Anne Bales's insight:

Presentation Tool

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Paige Brooks-Jeffiers's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:56 AM

My students have used this to make creative presentations for class!

Silvia Gallardo-Martin's curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:35 AM

This tool is just so easy and fun to use! 

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 13, 2013 7:15 AM

looks like fun 

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Many Eyes

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rwestby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:42 PM

Great visual data generator. 

ORG's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:07 PM

This free tool enables you to use your own data to automatically generate a number of different kinds of visualisations which can be used in infographics.

juanjovilar's curator insight, November 21, 2013 7:12 AM

Herramienta que te permite obtener gráficos muy visuales, a partir de  tus própios datos como por ejemplo una tabla excel.

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Taking notes? Bring a pen, skip the computer - The Boston Globe

Taking notes? Bring a pen, skip the computer - The Boston Globe | Learning Shift | Scoop.it
It’s hard to blame students for wanting to type notes instead of write them out longhand. Think of how much quicker you can type an e-mail than write a letter: Digital note-taking is simply easier. A paper published online in the journal Psychological Science last month, however, suggests that longhand may actually hold an advantage when it comes to the most important reason we take notes—that is, to help us remember what we’ve heard. What Pam Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel Oppenheimer of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management observed is an illuminating example of what psychologists call “desirable difficulty”—the fact that sometimes, obstacles that frustrate us actually help us learn.

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Training in Business's curator insight, June 10, 2014 11:00 AM

Taking notes? Bring a pen, skip the computer it helps your menory

Marilyn's curator insight, June 11, 2014 10:31 AM

I definitely prefer to take notes using pen and paper -- adding little doodles and illustrations to the notes helps cement the content visually and improves recall.

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6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology -- THE Journal

6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology -- THE Journal | Learning Shift | Scoop.it
Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 4, 2014 2:29 AM

A good short summary from the Horizon report. Check out the report here: http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2014-horizon-k12-preview.pdf

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 4, 2014 9:10 AM

A good report

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Build HTML5, iPhone and Android apps online for schools and education

Build HTML5, iPhone and Android apps online for schools and education | Learning Shift | Scoop.it

AppShed Academy delivers key organisational tools that enable teachers to turn app development into a compelling teaching methodology. Anchor students’ creativity into the heart of your lessons and manage and channel their aspirations with confidence.


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Ryer Banta's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:16 PM

Looks like this company has delivered on the great idea of making the creation of apps accessible to all. They have an education focus. I look forward to sitting down and doing some serious testing with this.  Great implications for project based teaching and engagement. In library, learning commons and across campus.

Al Post's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:21 PM

Looks interesting. I wonder how it compares to AppInventor from MIT. http://www.appinventor.org/ ;

ElizabethHS's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:36 AM

From Nik Peachey's "Commercial Software and Apps for Learning" -- but this one is free for students and teachers.

I'm interested in how many apps there now are to help students program their own content into games. Another step toward gamification. Also, most of these apps are cross-platform, iWorld and Android.

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Missing the Mark: Where Higher Education and Technology Don’t Meet (But Should) - Edudemic

Missing the Mark: Where Higher Education and Technology Don’t Meet (But Should) - Edudemic | Learning Shift | Scoop.it
Most institutions are faced with stretching their budgets further every year. So why would schools spend money on flashy new technology tools with the sole purpose of making students’ educational experience more seamless and convenient? Competitive advantage in higher education is all about one thing: student services. And today’s students want technology that will help …

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Learning Shift | Scoop.it

Are your lectures droning on? Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say. A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods.


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Tony Parkin's curator insight, May 16, 2014 3:13 AM

It would be interesting to know if this has changed over time?

Monica MIRZA's curator insight, May 16, 2014 12:04 PM

Quite logical...

 

Lisa Carey's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:50 AM

Who has the most "air-time" in a classroom?  The teacher or the students?  We learn by doing.