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50 Things To Do On The iPad

50 Things To Do On The iPad | On education | Scoop.it

While the iPad is not the savior for learning–or even mobile learning for that matter, if you use one for five minutes it’s easy to see that it is an amazing piece of hardware.

We’ve talked about how to use them in a PBL environment. And how to record ideas with them. And even separated ideas for using the iPad in the classroom by complexity. (Or, see ten of our top iPad posts here.)

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6 Tools for Teachers

6 Tools for Teachers | On education | Scoop.it
Bill Gates highlights six promising apps and websites for making your teacher’s job easier: BetterLesson, Lightsail, ThinkCERCA, FineTune, Edmondo, and BloomBoard.

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PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations

PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations | On education | Scoop.it

PresentationTube Recorder is a simple tool designed to help instructors, students and business professionals record their presentations from the comfort of home or office, and without the need to have Internet connection while recording. The Recorder synchronizes a variety of visual aids including PowerPoint slides, Webcam streaming, whiteboard, drawing board, Web browser content, Desktop recording .


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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 30, 9:23 AM

Let me see, I{m going to try it.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 1, 9:28 PM

Recursos ...

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 1, 9:34 PM

Resources!

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15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja ~ buffersocial

15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja ~ buffersocial | On education | Scoop.it

by Neil Patel

 

"Try these 15 easy Twitter hacks to get more organized and find more enjoyment sharing and engaging on Twitter."


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15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja ~ buffersocial
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Sociologists analyze access issues in higher education @insidehighered

Sociologists analyze access issues in higher education @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it

"Hard Times" is the theme for this year's annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Many sessions -- including those on higher education -- focus on issues of income inequality. Sociologists presented numerous studies on various ways that policies and practices in American higher education hinder the success of low-income students. Several of the papers suggested that key inequities are not that hard to find, but don't necessarily attract attention.

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10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students

10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students | On education | Scoop.it
1) Hemingway Editor This is a free Web-based app that lets you paste in your writing to be analyzed and edited for optimal readability. The app quickly ide

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, August 17, 5:48 PM

Some new ones listed I hadn't heard of or used. I am off to try them out and you'll have some great new tools if you do too. Easily learned and creates the impact you want. Not just for teachers either. Enjoy!

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Have you tried out www.examtime.com? It's a free elearning site with Mind Maps, Flashcards, Study Planner and more tools which allow for collaboration, testing of knowledge and learning in a fun, creative way.
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Have you tried out www.examtime.com? It's a free elearning site with Mind Maps, Flashcards, Study Planner and more tools which allow for collaboration, testing of knowledge and learning in a fun, creative way.
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Images in Your QR Codes!

Images in Your QR Codes! | On education | Scoop.it

by Monica Burns

 

"Visualead is fantastic site that let’s users combine QR codes with images.  You can upload any picture that you want and place your QR code right on top of it.  Not only is it a great way to energize traditional black and white QR codes, adding images can help students distinguish between QR codes in different subject areas or lessons.  This is perfect for younger students or English Language Learners.  Whether you choose a picture of a globe for a Social Studies website or a number to match up to a question on an activity sheet, you’ll find lots of times to add images to your QR codes!"


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 17, 7:49 AM

Nice  addition to QR codes

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Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Amazon Fire TV - CNET

Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Amazon Fire TV - CNET | On education | Scoop.it

by Sarah Tew

 

"If you're looking to buy a streaming box, it's likely you'll end up choosing between three products: Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV.

 

"And if you're a frequent Amazon.com visitor, there may be a fouth option intruding into your thoughts:Fire TV.


"These four aren't the only streamers on the market, but they're the most popular and for good reason -- they all cost under $100 and offer a lot of value for your money. Whichever one you buy, chances are you'll use it all the time."


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If you're shopping in this marketplace, this is an excellent guide. I find CNET very reliable and authoritative.


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Frank Catalano - The Unruly Playground: Free #OER and Paid Digital Materials (EdSurge News)

Frank Catalano  - The Unruly Playground: Free #OER and Paid Digital Materials (EdSurge News) | On education | Scoop.it

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Is the relationship between Open Educational Resources (OER) advocates and traditional educational publishing companies like a playground dominated by bullies? Or more like two groups of kids, ignoring each other as much as possible as they play?

If current activity is any indication, it’s a little of both--and neither. The industry is ready to play nicely with OER. But it doesn’t appear to know how."


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Campus Technology : August 2014 - Guide to OER

Campus Technology : August 2014 - Guide to OER | On education | Scoop.it

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How To 'App Smash' And Implement Digital Storytelling On The iPad - Edudemic

How To 'App Smash' And Implement Digital Storytelling On The iPad - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

by Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

 

"App smashing, the process of using more than one apps in conjunction with one another to create a final product, is a concept that allows students to create engaging educational projects and illustrate their creativity in multifaceted ways. One of the most gratifying and effective ways to use app smashing in the classroom is to create digital storytelling projects. The concept of digital storytelling is emerging as a form of personal and collective expression of knowledge, ideas, and perceptions. Its numerous and positive effects on students’ communication skills are well documented. Digital storytelling is the perfect vehicle for the delivery of visual and audio stimuli that greatly enhance a storyline or a simple narrative."


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Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, August 7, 1:51 PM

How To 'App Smash' And Implement Digital Storytelling On The iPad

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"Make Learning Personal" - Free Webinar: Sept 16th

"Make Learning Personal" - Free Webinar: Sept 16th | On education | Scoop.it
This webinar provides an overview of what is and what is not personalized learning and about how learners learn best using Universal Design for Learning principles.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 31, 8:42 AM

Kathleen McClaskey and Barbara Bray will present a webinar sponsored by NISCE (National Institute for Student-Centered Education) on September 16th from 4-5 ET. based on their upcoming book: Make Learning Personal.

 

This webinar provides an overview of what is and what is not personalized learning and about how learners learn best using Universal Design for Learning principles. Expect to learn about interesting models and hear stories with Wow moments where teachers’ and learners’ roles changed. Walk away with some rationale why it is important to personalize learning for each learner.

 

Register Today!

 

 

Greg Alchin's curator insight, August 3, 6:57 PM

If you really want to invest in your professional learning about maximising opportunities for all learners then attend this webinar! #plearnchat

Norma Rodriguez's curator insight, August 5, 10:01 AM

Excited to be a part of this!

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Trip Hawkins releases second chapter of his 'If' iPad game for teaching kids emotional life skills

Trip Hawkins releases second chapter of his 'If' iPad game for teaching kids emotional life skills | On education | Scoop.it

by Dean Takahashi

 

"Hawkins — the charismatic founder of game publishers 3DO, Electronic Arts, and Digital Chocolate — has a new passion to teach children the social and emotional skills (SEL) that they don’t learn in school. He has a story-based app that gets lessons across that help kids deal with emotions and problems like bullies. But rather than launch it as a free-to-play game, Hawkins has gone a different route, releasing it instead as a subscription game....


"While the first chapter is free, subsequent chapters require a monthly subscription fee of $5 per month. Hawkins believes that parents will like this better than the somewhat risky free-to-play model, where children sometimes get into trouble by spending too much real money on virtual goods.

 

"Hawkins also said that each chapter will contain a few hours of gameplay as parents don’t want games to consume an inordinate amount of a child’s time. The dashboard app is a tool for parents to help monitor their children’s accomplishments and keep them motivated to do more.

 

"Hawkins said that the game is aimed at helping kids manage difficult emotions, persevere through challenges, make healthy decisions, and show empathy and compassion. As important as all of this is, most schools don’t teach it."



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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, July 28, 8:20 AM

Looks like a good tool for introducing Social Emotional Skills to children & students.

 

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Ed Tech Promoters Need to Realize We’re Not All Autodidacts ~ Slate

Ed Tech Promoters Need to Realize We’re Not All Autodidacts ~ Slate | On education | Scoop.it

by Annie Murphy Paul

 

"This is a very particular take on learning: the autodidact’s take. We shouldn’t mistake it for most people’s reality. Productive learning without guidance and support from others is rare. A pair of eminent researchers has gone so far as to call the very notion of self-directed learning “an urban legend in education.”

 

"In a paper published in Educational Psychologist last year, Paul A. Kirschner of the Open University of the Netherlands and Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer of Maastricht University challenge the popular assumption “that it is the learner who knows best and that she or he should be the controlling force in her or his learning.”


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 26, 4:18 PM

Very few people are true autodidacts. Even Bill Gates had mentors i.e. Warren Buffet. We should encourage self-directed learning, but realize it requires teaching and pedagogy.

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6 Chrome Extensions to Help You Maximize Google Drive ~ Mashable

6 Chrome Extensions to Help You Maximize Google Drive ~ Mashable | On education | Scoop.it

by Yohana Desta

 

"Google Drive has unlimited potential.

 

"The feature that lets users upload documents, images, spreadsheets and more has millions of neat little ways to boost your everyday activity. It's also a useful online warehouse that holds all the things you don't have space for on your computer.

 

SEE ALSO: 8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

 

"Want to know how to boost its capabilities even more? Download these six nifty Chrome extensions that offer unique and handy features."

 

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Coming Soon! Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why

Coming Soon! Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why | On education | Scoop.it

http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/make-learning-personal.html


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Put learning back into the hands of the learner!

Through personalized learning, education as we know it is transformed as learners are empowered to take control of their own learning. This thorough and timely resource draws on Universal Design for Learning® principles to create a powerful shift in classroom dynamics by guiding learners to become self-directed, self-monitoring, and self-motivated.

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QUODL - Quality of Online & Distance Education: The Rules of e-Learning: Build with the Community of Learners in mind.

QUODL - Quality of Online & Distance Education: The Rules of e-Learning: Build with the Community of Learners in mind. | On education | Scoop.it

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4 New Back to School Tech Tip Webinars with Jennie Magiera | McGraw-Hill Education Blog

4 New Back to School Tech Tip Webinars with Jennie Magiera | McGraw-Hill Education Blog | On education | Scoop.it
Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, Jennie Magiera, was our honored guest host for 4 webinars this summer to help educators get back to school with fresh ideas and confidence.

 

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Lots of good ideas here. Certainly worth teachers' time to check out.


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Time-Lapse Footage From ISS Gives Spectacular Aerial View of Earth at Night | IFLScience

Time-Lapse Footage From ISS Gives Spectacular Aerial View of Earth at Night | IFLScience | On education | Scoop.it
Astronauts onboard the International Space Station can see every geological feature of Earth during the day. But what can they see in the dark?

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Lars Thim's curator insight, August 15, 11:25 PM

Det här borde alla människor få se från ISS.

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10 Digital #Health Trends for the Next 20 Years.

The Digital Health Revolution is upon us. Here are the ten trends that will impact each and everyone of us in the coming years to help us live healthier, stron…

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Google Classroom Opens to All Apps for Education Users ~ The Next Web

Google Classroom Opens to All Apps for Education Users ~ The Next Web | On education | Scoop.it

by Nick Summers

 

"After releasing a preview in May, Google is making its free Classroom tool available for anyone with aGoogle Apps for Education account.

 

"Classroom offers a single dashboard and unified system for Google’s other services, such as Docs, Drive and Gmail, so that teachers can easily deliver classroom materials and assignments with their students.

 

"Lecturers can create new classes and manually add students, or share a unique code so that relevant learners can add quickly add themselves. Likewise, assignments can be set up at any time from the Google Apps dashboard, with all the necessary information (assignment name and synopsis, deadline) and optional work materials linked from Drive, a webpage or YouTube video."

 

 


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Free Technology for Teachers: Find More Than 4,000 Math Lessons on Open Curriculum

Free Technology for Teachers: Find More Than 4,000 Math Lessons on Open Curriculum | On education | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"Open Curriculum is a new entry into the lesson depot market. Like similar sites, Open Curriculum offers a collection of thousands of resources for teaching mathematics. You browse the Open Curriculum resource lists according to grade level and topic. As you might guess, a lot of the featured resources are Khan Academy materials. In addition to the Khan Academy materials you will find lessons created and shared by other teachers."


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 10, 4:17 PM

Suitable for K-12 and pre-tertiary bridging...

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ICDE » Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report

ICDE » Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report | On education | Scoop.it
The LangOER project has released a report with the findings of its first study of Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages.It includes a separate

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a report with the findings of its first study of Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages

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Free Webinar & Book - "Make Learning Personal": Aug 27th

Free Webinar & Book - "Make Learning Personal": Aug 27th | On education | Scoop.it

http://www.itslearning.net/webinar-make-learning-personal-authors


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 5, 8:32 AM

Join Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey, authors of the book, 'Make Learning Personal,' as they share research and pedagogy behind the term 'Personalized Learning,' along with examples, anecdotes, and stories from the classroom. Explore the differences in personalization, differentiation, and individualization and learn strategies for using the 'Stages of Personalized Learning' as a process in your classroom.

 

The first 50 US registrants receive a copy of "Make Learning Personal".

 

Sponsored by its learning.

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Leigh-Anne Perryman et al.: The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects

"OER continue to support the needs of educators and learners globally. However, it is clear that to maximise their potential more focus is needed on reuse and repurposing. Accordingly, adapting OER for local contexts remains one of the greatest challenges of the open education movement, with little written about how to support communities of users to adapt materials.

This paper emerges from the ongoing debate around education quality in low income countries (LICs), taking as its focus two OER projects led by the Open University –TESSA and TESS-India. These projects have collaboratively developed core banks of OERs for teacher education that respond to regional and national priorities and pedagogies. In this paper we explore how the projects have supported localisation of the OERs and how processes of OER localisation can contribute to more equal knowledge partnerships in the pursuit of education quality."


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The #OER Unesco report is available now in English

"The report commissioned by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, “Public Spending in Latin America: Does It Fulfill the Declaration of Paris’ Suggestions for Open Educational Resources?” is now available in English."


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