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QR Codes in Schools and Libraries - LiveBinder

This Binders will include resources on using Qr codes in Schools and Libraries

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As a Technology teacher I feel obligated to try new things.  Sometimes... like this, they're really good!

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Alison Hewett's curator insight, September 15, 2013 5:03 PM

Comprehensive livebinder of resources on QR codes

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The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Learning21 | Scoop.it
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Project Based Learning is the way to get our students to own their own learning and also learn to love learning again.  Larry Ferlazzo does all the work for us again in researching some of the best tools for PBL!

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TouchCast - Creating interactive video on the iPad

TouchCast - Creating interactive video on the iPad | Learning21 | Scoop.it

TouchCast is an iPad app that I downloaded recently and have been exploring a bit over the last couple of weeks. It's not often an app come along which really shakes up and existing genre like video, but I think TouchCast does and in a way that can be very beneficial for learners.


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Gregory Fortin-Vidah's curator insight, September 18, 2013 8:28 PM

Seems interesting. Should take a look.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 19, 2013 3:55 AM

This looks like a fantastic tool along the lines of Zaption, where vieoes can have other content overlaid. Looking forward to having a play :)

Melanie Holcombe's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:03 AM

Need to try this.

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Zaption - Making Video Interactive

Zaption - Making Video Interactive | Learning21 | Scoop.it

Zaption, a San Francisco based tech startup, is revolutionizing online video for education. Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.


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This is a great way to add questions to video if you're already using video to flip your classroom.

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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:05 PM

The teacher can add questions, quizzes, text, polls to the video and involve students in interactive learning experience.

You get a free 30-days trial period to explore the tool.

Marisa Conde's curator insight, September 15, 2013 1:50 PM

#herramientasVE

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Allows you to take a YouTube or other video and create an interactive lesson from it. Free for one month, but then over $600 a year if you want to use with up to 200 students.

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5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic

5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic | Learning21 | Scoop.it
Students are online all day long. Here are a few ways to keep them civil: just a few online discussion tips for students to keep the conversation going.
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These are five of the best ideas for students on how to participate in online discussions that I've ever seen.

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80+ Must Have Apps for your iPad by @MSeideman | TeacherCast Blog

80+ Must Have Apps for your iPad by @MSeideman | TeacherCast Blog | Learning21 | Scoop.it

"This may not be a traditional post but I thought I would share a list of iPad apps I sent to my principal who is in the process of rolling out iPads in the high school. These is a list of some of the “hottest apps” in education.  Happy downloading!"


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If you're rolling out iPads for learning this is an excellent starter list.

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Shannon Petty's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:35 PM

classroom technology

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How to effectively share blogs and articles on Social Media

How to effectively share blogs and articles on Social Media | Learning21 | Scoop.it
Blog post at How To Write Better : If you’re a blogger and hang out a lot online, sharing your own and other people’s posts becomes second nature.

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This is great advice on how to really add value to things you post online.

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How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online

How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online | Learning21 | Scoop.it

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John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 9:09 AM
How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online
Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, March 5, 6:36 AM
Actual e excelente artigo sobre Curadoria na Educação

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Slavery's last stand - CNN.com

Slavery's last stand - CNN.com | Learning21 | Scoop.it
Mauritania's endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery. But as one woman's journey shows, the first step toward freedom is realizing you're enslaved.
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Mauretania, on the western edge of Africa, was the last nation on earth to outlaw slavery in 1981. Even then it was only in 2007 that any criminal penalties were added to owning slaves and only one person has ever been successfully prosecuted for the crime. Read this and watch the documentary (23 minutes) to learn more. Do whatever you can to end this age-old evil practice.

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DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Groups

DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Groups | Learning21 | Scoop.it
DropTask is a task management service that has a neat user interface. To create a task in DropTask you drag a "task bubble" onto a blank canvas where you. Each task bubble can be dragged and dropped into a task group bubble.
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As a visual person I sincerely appreciate tools like this one!

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2 PowerPoint 2013 secrets

2 PowerPoint 2013 secrets | Learning21 | Scoop.it
I just gave a webinar on upgrading to PowerPoint 2013, explaining all the new features and how to use them. During the webinar, I discussed 2 features that I realized are so hard to find that I really should share them with everyone.

In PowerPoint 2010 and earlier, when you chose Insert > Clip Art, you could specify that you wanted only photographs. You did that in the Clip Art task pane from the Results Should Be drop-down list, as you see here.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:53 AM

Two great tips for working more efficiently with PowerPoint 2013 regarding image search and adjusting colours of objects.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 13, 2013 5:43 AM

Often we underuse the tools we have easy access to. Here's one way to avoid tnat.

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The Presenter Manifesto : 8 Distinctions of a World Class Presenter

A compilation of proven distinctions on what makes a World-Class Presenter. Written by Eric Feng, Presentation Coach ( http://ericfeng.com ) and Designed by Sli

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Priyanka P. Kamra's curator insight, June 19, 2013 1:59 PM

Dintinction is important when you start a new business - to distinguish your business offering as well as You as a Leader for the organization you represent.

There are some good suggestions in this.

Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, June 20, 2013 9:26 AM

Working on being a professional development leader? Know that your audience is King...context is more important than content. This makes me reevaluate all of my professional development sessions. 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, July 3, 2013 12:39 AM

Eric Feng shares the 8 major factors to keep in mind when you really want to share your message to an audience (no matter how many are in that audience)

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PowerPoint Slide Design: How Simple is Too Simple?

PowerPoint Slide Design: How Simple is Too Simple? | Learning21 | Scoop.it

All of the books, all of the blogs, all of the top Slideshare presentations on slide design make this common plea: simplify.  But how simple is too simple? I had this conversation with a non-training...


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Vernon Adrian Emuang's comment, June 19, 2013 10:29 PM
I really appreciate your scoops! Thank you very much for sharing!
Baiba Svenca's comment, June 21, 2013 12:56 AM
Hi Vernon, thanks for the kind words! ツ
Lisa West's curator insight, June 21, 2013 6:51 AM

For everyone who does not want their audience to be DOA by DBPP ( death by power point) here is a step by step approach to create professional and effective PPP. 

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LiveSlide - Capture Every Teachable Moment

LiveSlide - Capture Every Teachable Moment | Learning21 | Scoop.it

Your time in the classroom is invaluable. LiveSlide is ready to begin teaching the moment you are. No classes to set up.* No big files to download. No complex codes for students to enter. When you log in for the first time your classes, students, and profile photos are automatically populated. Just tap and you're ready to go.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:24 PM

join the waiting list !!! :)

Debra Evans's curator insight, July 5, 2013 5:18 AM

Worth a look

PublishME's comment, July 9, 2013 11:34 PM
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Geography Poster

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Why care? It's all right here!

 

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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:17 AM

Poster sobre la enseñanza de la geografía

Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:14 PM

Really wished I had created this. Thanks Durman District school board and Charles E Gritzner. (Apologies is surname is incorrect - difficult to read on the poster.)

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 4:39 AM

can be used for the inquiry process

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How to master Keynote's presentation tools

How to master Keynote's presentation tools | Learning21 | Scoop.it
Follow our guide and learn how to use Keynote's presentation tools to make sure the polished and well-designed project you created is presented how you intended.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 6, 2013 1:08 PM

For Keynote users. Detailed instructions how to create presentations using Keynote and put the available tools to good use.

Tony Gough's curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:31 AM

Good guide for exploiting Keynote on a Mac!

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Learning21 | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

 

Staying Connected: You can receive post updates in the way that best fits how you use social media.

Update Notifications: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+.

              Email: Click 'follow' button at top right of this page.

Sites with Content: Wordpress, Scoop.it.


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Love this Geography Education site! Set up two ways: regionally and thematically so you can find lesson ideas easily.

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skygroundmedia's curator insight, June 5, 2013 3:56 PM

Great example of curated content.

SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
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8 Ways To Turn Students Into Storytellers - Edudemic

8 Ways To Turn Students Into Storytellers - Edudemic | Learning21 | Scoop.it
In the era of social media and always-on learning, it's hard to take a step back. So how do you effectively turn students into storytellers amid distraction?
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Common Core Standards call for us to have our students show us their reading and writing skills.  Bringing out their natural storytelling ability makes that much easier (and more fun too.)

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5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology - Edudemic

5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology - Edudemic | Learning21 | Scoop.it
As more schools move to a 1:1 or BYOD format, it becomes increasingly important to support teachers - all teachers - effectively make that transition and to support them in that process.

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There is nothing to be afraid of. We're from the the future and we're here to help.... 

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Francois Adoue's curator insight, August 13, 2013 3:19 AM

Accompagner les enseignants dans leur appropriation des outils techniques. Bien entendu, ce ne sont que des outils, mais utiliser le bon outil permet d'augmenter l'efficacité ! Il en est de même pour les enseignats, comme des chirurgiens ! 

Nataliasterns's curator insight, August 14, 2013 2:43 PM
formas de apoyarlos inicios de la docencia con las TIC
Rolf tynan's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:08 AM

Something we need to be very very aware of and to consider with the appropriate steps as we follow the path..

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The Latest Social Media Tools [PRESENTATION]

The Latest Social Media Tools [PRESENTATION] | Learning21 | Scoop.it
Here are the slides from my presentation, "The Latest Social Media Tools", given at the Inspire/BIO conference, "Harnessing the Power of the Patient" in Washington, DC.

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If you need to know which social media tools to use (or which ones you might be comfortable using) this is one of the best guides I've ever seen.

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E-Curriculum... Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER)

E-Curriculum... Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER) | Learning21 | Scoop.it

"Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of  those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse. In this series I will investigate some resources that can open up a world of digital curricula. In this second  post of the series, I’ll examine the idea of Open Education Resources."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:03 AM

Are you ready to move away from textbooks and use Open Education Resources (OER)? This post provides links to 24 sites that provide free resources.

Perhaps you are wondering why schools are choosing to use free curriculum. Michael Gorman provides a list of ten reasons in this post that include:

* Provides  opportunity to make learning more authentic by giving you the ability to localize learning

* Can provide differentiations and allow educator to adapt to their students’ needs

An explanation is provided for each link he provides so you get a sense of what is available, and materials are available for students from elementary school through college. Below are a few of the sites listed.

* SAS Curriculum Pathways - a resource that has been around for a number of years and continues to innovate. The website states “The products make learning more profound and efficient, not simply more entertaining.” 

* Concord Consortium - a website that provides excellent STEM resources with hundreds on interactive, research based activities.

* Vision Learning - Peer reviewed materials for learning science available in English and Spanish that emphasize science as a process (inline with the new Next Generation Science Standards)

* CK12.org - CK12 is now focused on STEM and provides a wide variety of free courses from Arithmatic to Probability to Calculus in the area of math (a total of nine math courses); Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Astronomy and Engineering; a few xourses are available for English and History and there is a new course in Economics. CK12 also provides support through a variety of resources including: studyHELP, FlexMath, Braingenie and I Need a Pencil (SAT prep). One of the older sites they continue to revise courses and materials to meet the needs of todays students.

Check out the complete list by clicking through to the post, and consider not only using these materials but sharing materials you have created in some of the communities provided.

 

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A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning21 | Scoop.it

"I must admit that apps for autistic learners are really scarce and hard to find. A few months ago I posted here a list some powerful apps for autism and today while I was looking for new apps that might have been created since the publication of that list I came across this wonderful wheel.

I know that the first thing that comes to mind when you see this wheel is the popular pedagogy Wheel created by Allan Carrington in which he provided suggestions for 62 apps based on Bloom's Taxonomy. The present wheel is developed by Mark Coppin in which he featured a wide variety of apps for autistic students."


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These are difficult to find but not as difficult as reaching out to bridge the gap to real learning for your Autistic students in a general classroom sometimes.  Well worth your time!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:41 PM

Thank you allen for sharing this resource.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:29 PM

Useful tool for parents with Autistic students!

Tahnee Cunico's curator insight, February 10, 6:28 PM

Great wheel of apps for students with autism 

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How to create a captivating presentation

Presentations are a powerful medium that can quickly disseminate information and help teach people new ideas. Unfortunately not every slide deck is effective at

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Susan Kay Daniels's comment, June 24, 2013 9:42 PM
Thank you for this scoop. It has given me both inspiration and ideas! Warmly, Susan
Olga Boldina's comment, June 25, 2013 4:49 AM
Удач и успехов, Сьюзан!
Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 5, 7:47 PM

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

A Social Media MEGA Resource Center

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Free Video Converter from freemake.com

Free Video Converter from freemake.com | Learning21 | Scoop.it
Convert video free between 300+ formats & 100+ devices with Freemake! Any video to MP3. Best free video converter by PCMag & PCWorld.

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Alessio Manca's comment, June 14, 2013 5:39 AM
That's really GR8! (personal experience)
Abhijit Brahme's comment, June 14, 2013 9:04 AM
The tool is good but it installs unnecessary utilities by snap.do, which is annoying!
Pájaro Chogüí's comment, June 16, 2013 4:04 PM
Parece que esto va a funcionar bien, gracias.
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10 Winning Presentation Ideas from Haiku Deck

10 Winning Presentation Ideas from Haiku Deck | Learning21 | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a Haiku Deck master or you’re just checking it out, I hope you’re getting the picture that we have a point of view about presentations. Does the world need more lame clip art and bullet points? We say no. Does it need more inspiration, more simplicity and beauty? That’s why we’re here...


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corneja's comment, July 2, 2013 7:24 AM
Thanks a lot, Baiba, for the scoop!
corneja's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:26 AM

Thanks!

stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:45 AM

Love looking at new presentation tools - love Haiku - good for students too!

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Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint

Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint | Learning21 | Scoop.it

Polychart is a free web service that lets you easily create Dashboards and charts from your existing database. It conveniently connects directly to where you store your data and works in browsers and on tablets so you can create charts and diagrams anywhere you are. You can also export your charts to PowerPoint, PDF and image formats.


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R Kay Richardson's comment, June 22, 2013 8:20 AM
I liked what I read until I got to the part where it connects from the web, directly to your data. How secure is that?
Lynn M. Miller's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:15 PM

Great article! *Professionalism with a Flair! #lmallc

Wayne Turner's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:08 AM

I'm always looking for ways to graphically present complex information.

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Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do.

Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. | Learning21 | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard the phrase, "PowerPoint sucks!" or "slides kill presentations?" Here's something to think about as you head into the weekend: PowerPoint doesn't suck. You suck. Sorry. I don't mean "you" (the person reading this blog...

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Which came first? 

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:21 PM
I agree Andrew. Tools are tools and it's all about how you use them that counts.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Good question Thomas! I think it is an ongoing dance between learning good storytelling and then learning the tools for maximum impact.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:44 AM

recentlyrue recently I had to get students to use Powerpoint as the Internet connection was too slow to have them all work at once on other online presentation tools. After laying down some ground rules about effective use they amazed us with their creative responses. It is not the tool. It is how you use it. And how teachers plan for it!