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Digital Storytelling: how to make an animated PPT movie

How-to video for creating digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint. For more resources from Nancye Blair, visit www.EngagingEducation.net.

 

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Interesting and well explained step by step tutorial on how to create digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint.

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Maria Persson's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:48 PM

All part and parcel of having your 'digital' voice heard.  Great tool.  

Allison Kenney's curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:46 AM

Not the same old PPT that we used to use.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 20, 2014 3:24 AM

Je suis de plus en plus convaincu qu'il faut raconter des histoires, même à des 'grands'.

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Apptitude: New views of the language lab

Apptitude: New views of the language lab | Powerful Digital Tools for Teachers and Students | Scoop.it

Using smartphone applications to learn a language or as a personal translator will broaden your horizons. Take a look at these options. Duolingo is an ambitious Web translation project masquerading as a language-learning app. Dreamed up by a team of geniuses at Carnegie Mellon University, the free Duolingo teaches Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, or Italian while the student translates Web content. The team has promised an Android version this month, but at the moment only an iPhone version is available. Getting millions of people to participate in a "massive-scale online collaboration" is the aim of Duolingo. But you can forget all about that and just do the learning. You'll "learn by doing," says Duolingo's chief creator, Luis von Ahn. You jump in and begin seeing and hearing simple words in the foreign language and start translating, learning nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech without memorizing declensions and without tears. For a mind-boggling explanation of what's going on, watch von Ahn's presentation on massive-scale online collaboration at http://bit.ly/12VNTVv. For translating on the fly, there's Google Inc.'s Google Translate, a free app with versions for most devices, though the Android iteration has the most features. The app works in scores of languages including Azerbaijani, Estonian, Icelandic, Persian, Russian, and Urdu. With patience, you could use Google Translate to "converse" with someone even if neither of you knew the other's language. Type or speak a phrase and tap for the translation. The Android version has a "conversation mode" that displays each side of a discussion in cartoon-voice bubbles.


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Apps that act as language labs. What a great idea! Duolingo, Google Translate, and Lingualia all offer ways to communicate in a different language even if the users do not know a hint of the language they are communicating in. I wonder why the App Vocre was not mentioned in this article though.

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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Powerful Digital Tools for Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities

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This article enlightened me about digital literacy and the three types of digital literacy according to like Bélisle's three models of literacy: functional, socio-cultural and transformational.

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Ms. Corri's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:53 PM

Since this is becoming very important to what we do with the Common Core, this seems a good read.

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:46 PM

Changing literacies for a digital future. 

David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 2014 10:34 PM

I found this to be a lot of bark with no bite.  But that's may be because I'm already sold on the need for digital literacy in education, and am much more interested in reading about specific content, frameworks, curriculum, etc. 

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Flipping the classroom- Hopes that the internet can improve teaching may at last be bearing fruit

Flipping the classroom- Hopes that the internet can improve teaching may at last be bearing fruit | Powerful Digital Tools for Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
MacSchool THE 12-year-olds filing into Courtney Cadwell's classroom at Egan Junior High in Los Altos, a leafy suburb of Silicon Valley, each take a white MacBook...

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Flipping the classroom, an idea originated by Salman Khan in the KhanAcademy helps individualize student learning by permitting the teacher to guide her students where they have actual deficiencies in understanding instead of guessing where the deficiencies are.

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5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic

5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic | Powerful Digital Tools for Teachers and Students | 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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Students need to know how important it is to write meaningful assessments on articles and topics they choose so that their peers can in turn make meaningful comments. Then they need to comment on their classmates' assessments. This way students engage in an online community that keeps everyone powerfully engaged.

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Paola Houston-Davalos's curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:18 PM

Students need to know how important it is to write meaningful assessments on articles and topics they choose so that their peers can in turn make meaningful comments. Then they need to comment on their classmates' assessments. This way students engage in an online community that keeps everyone powerfully engaged.

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Teachers for Interactive Language Learning - TILL who connect, create, critique, and care

Teachers for Interactive Language Learning - TILL who connect, create, critique, and care | Powerful Digital Tools for Teachers and Students | Scoop.it

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Interesting site that connect English language teachers and English language learners.

 

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