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The Book Chook: Telling Stories with iPad Apps ToonPAINT and StripDesigner

The Book Chook: Telling Stories with iPad Apps ToonPAINT and StripDesigner | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

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Bookchook...always sharing great learning opportunities. Thank you

 

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BookChook's curator insight, February 28, 11:26 PM

Using iPad apps TOONPaint and StripDesigner to tell a digital story. 

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HarperCollins Publishers Australia Teachers' Notes online


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ChatterPix - Create Talking Pictures on Your iPad

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ChatterPix Kids is a free iPad app that you and your students can use to turn pictures into talking pictures. To create a talking picture just snap a picture with your iPad or import a picture from...

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Why digital learning is here to stay

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Digital learning is coming whether people like it or not. The new standards call for it. Twenty-first century readiness requires it. Future jobs rely on it. There is no doubt that educational technology has the power to motivate kids, so why not harness that passion in the K-12 classroom? There are many reasons why digital learning has arrived and is here to stay.

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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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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Social Media Life Cycle

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How important is #socialmedia? Are we doing it right? What's the point? The Social Media Life Cycle http://socialmediacenter.nl/socialmedialifecycle/ @socialmediactr


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Activities for Children's Book Week 2014

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http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/05/activities-for-childrens-book-week-2014.html


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Super easy scaffolds to support students both connecting to texts and the bookweek theme of 'Reading to Connect'. Thank you Susan!

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BookChook's curator insight, May 22, 6:56 PM

Children's Book Week in Australia 2014 has the theme: connect to reading. Here are lots of ideas and activities that involve kids in thinking about and making connections to their own reading.

Chris Kiesow Vollmer's curator insight, May 27, 1:48 PM

...even in Australia......

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TED Talk: Blended Learning and the Value of the Teacher

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Speaking at TEDx, Monique Markoff shares her experiences at a blended learning school in San Jose, integrating technology into the middle school curriculum.

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WEAC's curator insight, May 15, 10:32 AM

Monique Markoff says: "Some would say in this model the teachers matter less since computers are taking over some of the instruction. But I actually think teachers matter more in this model. They are now the orchestrators of these complex learning paths, picking which program should go for which student. They have to now target all the skills that the computer can’t do.  How to motivate that child. How to connect what they’re doing to their home life."

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, May 17, 2:53 PM

You've heard of Blended Learning strategies by now along with all the other technology driven methods available. What this particle TED talk focuses on is building a model that encourages student led learning using technology, while the teacher serves as the motivator, and your guide for exploring the student's learning potential. The most important aspect however when trying to implement a Blended learning model,  is being flexible in its delivery and outcomes.  As there are many ways to  build your platform, just keep your students at the forefront of your decision making in order to Meet Them Where They Are. 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, May 28, 3:42 AM
Thank you for sharing.
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Creative Commons Licences and how to find OER

OER & Creative Commons Education Services Australia Melbourne 17 April 2014 Delia Browne National Copyright Director National Copyright Unit www.smartcop...

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digital learning environments in primary and secondary schools in Singapore- the real revolution.

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More schools in Singapore are quickly adapting to the global technology revolution with some even bringing Apple's iPad and Nintendo's Wii gaming console into their curricula.

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Singapore leading the way in  DLEs  in schools!

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Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking

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We all know that social media platforms hold large databases of our personal information. Even when we think we have deleted a post...it still exists with the companies. Even though we don't know w...

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A consideration I had not thought of!

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Anne Whisken's curator insight, May 9, 8:10 PM

Thanks @lyn_hay for tweet notification of this article.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids to Code

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Whether you're a technophobe or a geeked-out early adopter, there's no denying that the world is run on computers, and the language of computers is code. It seems only natural that there's a wave of i

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Codes!!! Wow!

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Digital Citizenship - Piktochart Infographics

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Create your infographic  today by clicking here.

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Tech Integration and School Culture

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The more I work with schools that are seeking out device integration, the more I stress the importance of developing a school culture around those devices. I've seen technology initiatives falter or

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Walker Books Australian Curriculum Booklist


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The Missing Guide for Google Hangout Video Calls - Zapier

The Missing Guide for Google Hangout Video Calls - Zapier | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

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You may like to use these instructions from a second device or print them as they are quite lengthy. Well worth it! 

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gwynethjones's curator insight, June 26, 8:44 AM

A VERY Cool Intro to G+ Hangouts!

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Online learning environments: the basics

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 12, 12:37 PM

What environment are we trying to set up?

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5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club

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This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model. With the addition of iPads, Google Apps, and other educational technology, the age of the “traditional” book club …

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 9:02 AM

There are exciting possibilities here for any level book club. With a first and foremost love for the written word, we need to be coming together virtually to have book discussions on a regular basis.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 28, 12:30 AM

Nice post detailing how-to conduct an online book club. 

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172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online

172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
This article contains scores of links to free online comics and graphic novels.

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More free teaching resources! 

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BookChook's curator insight, February 28, 5:27 PM

Lots of free comics and graphic novels online. 

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

May 5, 2014
Creative Commons has recently rolled out its new 4.0 licenses and made it available for adoption worldwide. This is a fruit of two years of hard work to overcome some of the weaknesses that marked the 2011 version CC licenses .Some of the features and improvements included in 4.0 licences which make them easily shared and re-used include : improved readability and organization and common-sense attribution.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 13, 11:12 AM

Creative Commons nuances copyright to make open educational resources a true avenue for distributing your intellectual and creative insights.  Bread upon the waters! 

Sieg Holle's curator insight, May 16, 7:40 AM

useful info on sharing info

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, May 16, 7:50 AM

As we seek to share our creative work - and yet to protect it in a way that retains integrity but allows flexibility - Creative Commons licenses had much to offer.  Here are their most recent updates: Creative Commons Licenses 4.0.  If you are sharing your work online, you should consider applying these licenses to your work.

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LINKEDIN


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, May 17, 4:20 PM

Really nice presentation covering all aspects of Linkedin. 

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Geography | Asia Education Foundation

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Access Asia-focused digital content lists created by AEF to support teachers implement the Australian Curriculum for Geography. 


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Supports my indonesian classes!

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Literacy is NOT Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age - Lee Crockett

It is no longer enough that we educate only to the standards of the traditional literacies. If students are to survive, let alone thrive, in the 21st-century...

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Enlightening! Best outline of 21st Century fluency  I have heard' 

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How to Receive Files in your Google Drive from Anyone

How to Receive Files in your Google Drive from Anyone | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
You can use Google Drive as a public drop box and receive files directly in Drive from anyone. Guests can even upload files to your Drive folder anonymously.

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Just started using google docs... Easy collaborative tool!

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking

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Flipped classroom!

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What is innovation? The current relationship between educators and technologies - Innovate My School

What is innovation? The current relationship between educators and technologies - Innovate My School | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
What is innovation, exactly? Teacher of French and Japanese Rory Gallagher discusses how teachers and companies affect education-innovation.

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Has there really been a paradigm shift?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 2, 9:49 AM

The opening line indicating we are 14 years into the 21st Century and just catching up is 1/2 right. We are 14 years into the 21st Century, but are we catching up? I don't think so. In large part, we have focused on digital technologies as fads i.e. using Twitter, Facebook, etc. and missed the skills, attitudes, and deportment necessary. School is still done the same way in many situations with new tools.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 2, 9:15 PM

Teachers are important in the innovative and creative processes of student learning.