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A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Authors Morris and Stommel have a discussion about what is a MOOC.  They introduce the article with the definition of describing it as a beast.  The article has many links trying to decide what is the true definition of a MOOC. 

The MOOC is a variant beast -- placental, emergent, alienating, enveloping, sometimes thriving, sometimes dead, sometimes reborn. - See more at: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/MOOC_Emergence_Disruption_and_Higher_Education.html#sthash.BL2hLRYX.dpufThe MOOC is a variant beast -- placental, emergent, alienating, enveloping, sometimes thriving, sometimes dead, sometimes reborn. - See more at: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/MOOC_Emergence_Disruption_and_Higher_Education.html#sthash.BL2hLRYX.dpufby Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommelby Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel
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MMDU: The Missing Manual

MMDU: The Missing Manual | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
MOOC MOOC: Dark Underbelly (MMDU) is a rambunctious series of discussions about the past, present, and future of higher education, focusing on topics rising directly from Cathy N. Davidson’s distributed...
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The article that starts the MOOC twitter chats.

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An Affinity for Asynchronous Learning

An Affinity for Asynchronous Learning | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
There is something that bothers us about conversations about replacing face-to-face teaching with online learning: they often fall into a trap of assuming that incorporating synchronous interaction is the optimal...
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I remember well those days of online learning in the early 2000's.  Where I was working Egypt and they expected that my textbooks should arrive in 2 days and so they would not allow me to ask them to be sent in the summer when I was in the United States.  The time has moved forward and from their view on being ''prejudiced'' against time zone and internet reliability is very important to note.  If the world wide web (is actually world wide) more consideration needs to be taken into account of when times are set to meet.  It is time to think ''out of the box'' especially with MOOC or any online learning that involves people from all over the world.  We need to make the learning and meet times ''accessible'' to all considering internet speed (and government regulations on what is ''allowed' in'') and time zones.

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Meaningful Collaboration: Revitalizing Small Colleges with MOOC Hybrids

Meaningful Collaboration: Revitalizing Small Colleges with MOOC Hybrids | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
by Kevin R. Burke and Jessica Mahoney
When MOOCs went viral in 2012, traditional small colleges reached an identity crossroads, a midlife crisis where idealism and wisdom collide.
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An interesting insight that MOOC will not take over colleges but instead broader and allows more specialized people to particate that are otherwise, restricted by distance.  Schools are also using it to prepare students for required classes that are lacking certain skills.  Accoring to this article, colleges (specifically small colleges) will continue to exist with MOOCs.

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How Do Learners Experience Open Online Learning?

How Do Learners Experience Open Online Learning? | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
by George Veletsianos
Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning is an e-book in which student authors describe and reflect upon their open online learning experiences.
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This is a short summary on a book written about the perspectives of students who took MOOC's.  The author wants to give a human perspective to how MOOC actually work for the students and not according to numbers or a great inspiring story. 

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A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Authors Morris and Stommel have a discussion about what is a MOOC.  They introduce the article with the definition of describing it as a beast.  The article has many links trying to decide what is the true definition of a MOOC. 

The MOOC is a variant beast -- placental, emergent, alienating, enveloping, sometimes thriving, sometimes dead, sometimes reborn. - See more at: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/MOOC_Emergence_Disruption_and_Higher_Education.html#sthash.BL2hLRYX.dpufThe MOOC is a variant beast -- placental, emergent, alienating, enveloping, sometimes thriving, sometimes dead, sometimes reborn. - See more at: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/MOOC_Emergence_Disruption_and_Higher_Education.html#sthash.BL2hLRYX.dpufby Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommelby Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel
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Kids And Tablets: At What Age Is It OK To Buy Your Child Their Own? - Huffington Post

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Kids And Tablets: At What Age Is It OK To Buy Your Child Their Own?

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How young is too young to have your child start their own Personal Learning Environment?  Barnes and Nobles are selling tablets that offer parent control over the apps and other usage of tablets.  The question though is what does a tablet offer that other devices do not?  How can a child 5 years old (possibly younger) benefit from using a tablet?  These are the questions parents and educators need to ask when is too young for their child to create their own PLE?

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Udacity Hedges On Open Licensing For MOOCs -- InformationWeek

Udacity Hedges On Open Licensing For MOOCs -- InformationWeek | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
While videos from free courses are freely available on YouTube, the ability of instructors to remix is limited.
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An interesting insight on 'free' material that is available on the web especially in regards to open online courses and Udacity tries to answer that question.

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5 Ways To Use Technology To Engage With Parents - Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Technology To Engage With Parents - Edudemic | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Technology can be used to engage with parents like you may have never dreamed. Here are a few kick-butt tools to try!

 

Bringing technology into our classrooms helps teachers in a variety of ways. From bringing great multimedia and injecting real people and real life experiences into what might otherwise be bland lessons, to making grading and classroom management easier, more seamless processes, it might be easy to forget how we even did things before our devices were the staples of our school days.


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This is can used to create personal learning environments for parents!  I love the idea of skype to use in place of parent-teacher conferences when parents are unable to make it!  Check out the interesting ways to keep parents informed!

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Creation:
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Collaboration:
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
Communication:
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

***Want more AWESOME hints, tips and tricks?***
Check out my blog for loads more videos:
http://www.martinshervington.com


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Google is used frequently in education because it is free and ad free for many of its platforms.  Here is a great video guide for how to use google.  It is a great way for students to create personal learning environments and easy to use.

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.

 

I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 4:02 AM
Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace

Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.
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Interesting commentary on MOOC's.  The information though is not always accurate so double check sources when reading.

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MOOCifying K-12: Relationships, Collaboration, Risk-Taking | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

MOOCifying K-12: Relationships, Collaboration, Risk-Taking | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Great resources embedded into the article.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:28 PM

Not much has been written about Moocs in the k-12 environment.  Research shows that curiosity and low (or no) clost is the main attraction for students to join moocs.  Cost isn't a motivator for school kids.  Curiousity is a hard to stimulate in the traditional cells and bells environment.


Where do moocs and k-12 meet?

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21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
On Monday I will begin my new job. As I've mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes.

 

In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:


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Ways to interact and reate community with your leaners.

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marydimonaco's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:07 PM

icebreakers using technology

Monica Goddard's comment, June 12, 2013 4:38 PM
Congratulations on your new position! Thanks for the great icebreakers ideas and all of the fantastic comments.
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Thanks and good luck with your endeavors
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International Edubloggers Directory: Thomas Strasser

International Edubloggers Directory: Thomas Strasser | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
... blog entries for EFL-teachers and people interested in new learning technologies in general. Theme: Web 2.0, social media, TEFL, EFL, TESOL, PLE, LMS, VLE, ePortfolio, new learning technologies, educational apps ...
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This bof provides a way to connect internationally wity other educators.

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MMDU: Left Behind

MMDU: Left Behind | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
MOOC MOOC: Dark Underbelly (MMDU) is a rambunctious series of discussions about the past, present, and future of higher education, focusing on topics rising directly from Cathy N. Davidson’s distributed...
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An interesting way to get opinions about MOOC through weekly twitter chats.  Place to voice your thoughts!

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625 Free MOOCs from Great Universities (Many Offering Certificates)

625 Free MOOCs from Great Universities (Many Offering Certificates) | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Discover 625+ Fee MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer

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Check these out.  The question is, is this the future?

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Nick Allsopp's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:44 AM

not all are in the US...

Joaquin Grande Baos's curator insight, October 15, 2013 1:11 PM

Interesantes MOOC

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:13 PM

This is usefull......

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Fight the Dead, Fear the MOOC: Questioning The Walking Dead MOOC

Fight the Dead, Fear the MOOC: Questioning The Walking Dead MOOC | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Interview by Sean Michael Morris
On October 14th, the Canvas Network will launch a new massive open online course inspired by the popular television series The Walking Dead.
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This is the first time that a university, technology company, and entertainment company of come together to create a MOOC.  In the interview, Sean asks if edcation is becoming "edutainment'" where to maintain and attract students, they will provide more entertainment than learning.

“edutainment”
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Learning, Reimagined: Inside the New Classrooms Model of Personalized Instruction

Learning, Reimagined: Inside the New Classrooms Model of Personalized Instruction | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
A former fifth-grade teacher and co-founder of the Teach to One instructional model explains how it enhances the teaching and learning experience.
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This article addresses how as teachers we need to shift to personalized learning environments for our students.  Note the comments at the end of differing opinions whether or not this really can work in a regular classroom.

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TedEd: Flip This video

TedEd: Flip This video | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.

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Khan, who is famous for Khan Academy that offers free math lessons is part of this website to offer lessons for teachers to create a flipped classroom.  This website provides the opportunity for teachers to custimize the lessons.  A site worth checking out when considering helping students create personal learning environments.

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Yes, The Khan Academy IS the Future of Education (video)

Yes, The Khan Academy IS the Future of Education (video) | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
I’m just going to come out and say it: the Khan Academy is the best thing that has happened to education since Socrates.

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The school were I currently am employed uses his videos.  He is a dynamic teacher who offers math lessons for free.  This short article highlights some of the advantages of using his videos.  Students like his teaching because he helps them understand complicated mathematical concepts.  Students and teachers and pick and choose and now track their progress!

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22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic

22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
For many teachers that I’ve spoken with recently, back to school is a stressful time. Not only because of the inherent stresses, but because many take the opportunity of a new year and a clean slate to try out some new things. We’ve been trying to bring you a lot of handy tips and tricksthis month for you to fill your educational toolkit, and this handy Google+ cheat sheet fits right in with helping you understand some of the ins and outs of Google+ by offering up some of the most useful Google+ shortcuts you’ve ever seen. From explaining things users commonly want to do to keyboard shortcuts, you’re sure to find something here that you didn’t know before! Keep reading to learn more.

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Great infograph to help you with using Google!

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Andy Kenworthy's comment, August 26, 2013 6:21 AM
I really need to explore google and its capabilities more
Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:31 AM

Useful - especially as Google+ becomes a more popular network

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Flipping the Class with Explain Everything & Google Drive - Turning Learning On Its Head

Flipping the Class with Explain Everything & Google Drive - Turning Learning On Its Head | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Today I did a workshop for Chicago Public Schools where I helped them think through how to use iPads to flip their classes.   If you are considering using iPads to create flipped videos, there are many tools.  One of them is Explain Everything.   And since CPS is a google apps school system I developed a workflow for them to share the videos they created with Explain Everything to google drive.  (This is also a playlist on my YouTube channel) .

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Many students now have ipads or they are used in schools.  Another great way for students to personalize their learning.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:33 PM

Flipping your classroom using Google Drive is worth considering.  You can't beat free!

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MOOCifying K-12: Relationships, Collaboration, Risk-Taking | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

MOOCifying K-12: Relationships, Collaboration, Risk-Taking | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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This is a great article on how to use MOOC in a K-12 setting with the insight that the students did not want to earn badges, but learn for the sake of learning that MOOC encourage with personal interaction.  The article also contains many links that are useful for further research.

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


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Georgia Wemyss's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:14 PM

Looks like a good idea. Especially since you become the owner of the work and it is not stored on a third party site...

Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Interesting insight.

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Triptico: A Powerful and Free Instructional App | Educational ...

Triptico: A Powerful and Free Instructional App | Educational ... | Personal Learning Environments (PLE) | Scoop.it
Triptico.co.uk is a web tool that allows you to create and use various types of activities, tools, and quiz makers to help improve the classroom and engage students. Triptico is a free app available for download with an option to ...
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This is a great site that gives a synopsis of educational apps that are free for teachers.

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