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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

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Anna Cole's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:22 AM

Popular apps

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 5:08 PM

I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

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Tweet from @jowyang

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Sprites - Create Infographics

Sprites - Create  Infographics | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics for the Web.

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Raluca Luana Gaiseanu's curator insight, May 28, 3:47 AM

Keep searching for a good free infographic tool, that will make my "life" easier. Today, Sprites is tested :) Brand new app, so let's criticize. :D

Amy Burns's curator insight, June 3, 6:18 AM

Interesting variation on infographic creations.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 4, 5:55 PM
Easy to Use

With a good set of visual elements and built-in themes composing your infographic becomes super-easy.

Free and Open

The basic version of Sprites is absolutely free for everybody and all infographics are released under Creative Commons license.

Embracing the Web

Everything in Sprites is 100% HTML5-based and plugin-free. There's no Flash or any other proprietary technology used.

Fully Scalable

Sprites infographics utilize the newest responsive design techniques and should look good on pretty much any device.

Mobile-Ready

We try to make Sprites infographics shine on as many platforms as possible. You can already try it on your iPhone and iPad.

Developer-Friendly

The JavaScript SDK plus the guidelines on making your own themes are available atgithub.com/spritesapp.

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How to Delete Yourself from the Internet [Infographic]

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet [Infographic] | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take to remove your personal information collected all over the web.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 8, 8:25 AM

It's amazing how much information is out there about you. Have you ever Googled yourself?

There may be many reasons for 'deleting' your online presence, or parts of it. This is good information.

Carol Rine's curator insight, March 8, 9:18 AM

How to Disappear Online !

Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, March 13, 6:50 PM

Some sites to be aware of where you have an online presence.

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Updated Twitter Knowledge

Updated Twitter Knowledge | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
..Follow Up With From WHY This Blog StartedThis blog started through a discussion on Twitter, see screenshot below please, to understand better.....OK, I took THAT challenge and I started this blog...

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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 24, 10:43 PM

Very enlightening!

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 25, 11:59 AM

Considering our last class re:Twitter, this is a great scoop! It also includes a woordle to add to the message. Two birds with one scoop...not bad.

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Google+ is Content Marketing on Fire

Google+ is Content Marketing on Fire | Visual Communication | Scoop.it

Sustainable communities are often described as ecosystems in which everyone gets what they want.

This explains why Google+ is steadily gaining momentum for attracting the attention of a wider audience than even Facebook, and quite possibly one that will prove to be more powerful for content marketers


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Mike McCallister's curator insight, January 1, 9:37 PM

Some good reasons to get active on Google+.

aanve's curator insight, January 1, 10:38 PM

www.aanve.com

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Most Coveted Digital Marketing Skills for 2014

Most Coveted Digital Marketing Skills for 2014 | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
These are the digital marketing skills advertising and Fortune 500 marketing executives value and need the most for 2014.

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Very good analysis of a training needs analysis, of course the skills of the leadership should be overlooked.

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Siri Anderson's curator insight, February 1, 9:16 AM

Interesting to consider as well from various roles/ fields -- what are the missing skills in social media amongst teachers, nurses, social workers, parents, students, police officers etc.

Frederic Hohl's curator insight, February 2, 5:55 PM

What talents in digital marketing companies will look for in 2014

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Keyboarding Games for Kids - Learning to Type Games for Kids | Learning Games For Kids

Keyboarding Games for Kids - Learning to Type Games for Kids | Learning Games For Kids | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Learning to keyboard and free typing games for kids! Learning Games for Kids - Education is part of life. It should be fun and challenging... not boring. Learn while you play games!

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A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Visual Communication | Scoop.it

Today's post is one example of this collaborative co-construction of the content of this blog. I was sent this wonderful graphic from one of my readers and I found it very relevant to what we have been talking about in the digital storytelling section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. The infographic below has been designed by CMA and features the 7 steps to the perfect story.


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LaraBadioli's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:59 AM

Know your hero inside and your monster outside: tell everything with the rulde 2+2. 

Nick Hester's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:08 PM

Story telling is an extreemly effective marketing technique, its also more interesting for the recipient.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:40 PM

Great one.

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This chart can change your mindset and unlock new learning opportunities

This chart can change your mindset and unlock new learning opportunities | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
This chart helps lay out the basic idea behind changing your mindset. You can use a 'fixed' or a 'growth' mindset to enhance your life. Which will you choose?

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Personal Growth comes from within.....choose your critics wisely.. Ignore those who only wish to make money from you.. Disparity neurosis makes you easy to manipulate.

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Paul Avila's curator insight, November 30, 2013 9:33 PM

This chart can be used for students as a guideline for the right mindset in dealing with their education. Students need the right mindset to achieve in schools and avoid the mental barriers preventing them from growth. I would probably use this chart in the beginning of the school year to show what I expect from my students.  This could be useful for the less motivated students in the class.

Tahar Mehenni's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:06 AM

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Christina Chavez-Reyes's curator insight, December 6, 2013 3:33 PM

For college students, developing a 21st-century mindframe is crucial to establishing a healthy work and personal life. This chart gives one a perspective on what behaviors one can cultivate as a professional.

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:14 AM

This is particularly important for students with language learning differences--Lou

 

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"...“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.

Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently.

“They’re not used to being given permission to write about whatever they want,” Clancy said. But once her students realized that they really weren’t being graded and that they had freedom of expression, they eventually came to demand time to write.

Moss says writing without fear of consequences is key to developing a writer’s voice. “If you’re perfect you are guaranteed to not write a thing,” Moss said. “It’s like driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the break.” She has developed some guides to help teachers coax students into using art and writing in their journals at the same time, as a way of flexing their visual thinking along with literacy...."

Audrey's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:08 PM

Teachers and students already think this way. Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk

Tahar Mehenni's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:13 AM

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Free Core Diagram PowerPoint Template for Presentations

Free Core Diagram PowerPoint Template for Presentations | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Download free diagram for PowerPoint presentations with concentric circles to be used for 4 multi-level purposes including business diagrams and models

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
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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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Find the visual content you need with our complete list of free image sources, offering high-quality images for your blog posts and social media updates.

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Cindy Navarro's curator insight, May 19, 9:57 PM

Thanks to Jeff Domanski for this. 

Ideas 2 Propel U's curator insight, May 20, 1:23 AM

Excellent free image sources.

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, May 31, 11:23 AM

Social Media

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Google+ Meets Gmail: Everything You Need To Know About The Explosive Combo

Google+ Meets Gmail: Everything You Need To Know About The Explosive Combo | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
It's no secret that Google has been working hard to push its social network into the mainstream. Google has killed off some of its own products — e.g, the late Google Reader — in an attempt to drive more users into the arms of Google+. A more common tactic, however, has been to create bridges between the…

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Love the venn diagram, it makes understanding a complex process a lot easier, great work from Gust!

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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph

Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Considering the importance placed on digital literacy in many career roles, the new 2014 curriculum seems a step in the right direction – but does more still need to be done?

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Yes

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 17, 2013 7:57 AM

This is an interesting article about digital literacy.

Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:55 PM

Yes!!

Carlos Lon Kan Prado's curator insight, December 29, 2013 8:02 PM

Estamos en el camino de alfabetizar

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10 Essential WordPress Plugins to Improve SEO & Usability

10 Essential WordPress Plugins to Improve SEO & Usability | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Looking to increase your WordPress performance? These top 10 plugins (most of them free) will help you perform all kinds of different tasks and tweaks with WordPress, while also helping your site when it comes to SEO, usability, and conversion.

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Social Media Training https://www.taylormasontraining.co.uk/learn-web-site-management-taylor-mason.html

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Chris Bantock's curator insight, December 6, 2013 4:47 AM

Essential Wordpress plugins ... 

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

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Anna Cole's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:22 AM

Popular apps

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 5:08 PM

I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 3:57 PM

Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

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A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Visual Communication | Scoop.it

Today's post is one example of this collaborative co-construction of the content of this blog. I was sent this wonderful graphic from one of my readers and I found it very relevant to what we have been talking about in the digital storytelling section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. The infographic below has been designed by CMA and features the 7 steps to the perfect story.


Via Jeff Domansky
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Story telling is an extreemly effective marketing technique, its also more interesting for the recipient.

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Academy Inc's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:56 AM
A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning@partnerschap
LaraBadioli's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:59 AM

Know your hero inside and your monster outside: tell everything with the rulde 2+2. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:40 PM

Great one.

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future | Visual Communication | Scoop.it

Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too

Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it’s not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.

 


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The trick is to find the right informaition in a noisey world....

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Ali Anani's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:52 AM

The emergence of social networks impact is well-explained in this post.

Amanda Feliu's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:55 AM

Un article molt interessant que parla sobre que els estudiants necessiten aprendre des de xarxes socials professionals.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 1:27 AM

Collaboration can be both a formal structure for learning activity but also an underpinning framework for engagement and fostering life-long learning.  Learning networks are part the new learning ecosystem and should be recognised and supported.

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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its how it works....

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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:14 AM

This is particularly important for students with language learning differences--Lou

 

Excerpt:

"...“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.

Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently.

“They’re not used to being given permission to write about whatever they want,” Clancy said. But once her students realized that they really weren’t being graded and that they had freedom of expression, they eventually came to demand time to write.

Moss says writing without fear of consequences is key to developing a writer’s voice. “If you’re perfect you are guaranteed to not write a thing,” Moss said. “It’s like driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the break.” She has developed some guides to help teachers coax students into using art and writing in their journals at the same time, as a way of flexing their visual thinking along with literacy...."

Audrey's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:08 PM

Teachers and students already think this way. Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk

Tahar Mehenni's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:13 AM

Mehenni Tahar ................Spécialiste en gestion des entreprises............. Consultatant formateur...........Animateur de la force de vente des entreprises .---------(  à votre service h24...7/7j  )-------------

mon lien: mehennitahar@gmail.com

skype: chatau1980