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5 Unexpected Results of Going 1:1

5 Unexpected Results of Going 1:1 | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Identity Crisis- You will become a student too. The moment you have devices in your classroom, you are no longer THE resource for answers in the classroom. Students will be finding sources with muc...
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An excellent article detailing the chaos and opportunity that we didn't plan for in our classrooms, and the results of this. 

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15 Tips & Tricks To Help You Master Prezi

15 Tips & Tricks To Help You Master Prezi | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
If you need to create presentations for high-powered clients, or impress lecturers and professors in university, you may have heard of (or are already using) Prezi. Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool and is known for its zooming user interface (ZUI) allowing you to easily break down or go into ... Continue reading »
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Great list of things to keep in mind when using Prezi. Might be good to share with a class, too!

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Watch_Dogs: WeAreData - Incredible real-time rendering of data flowing in cities

Watch_Dogs: WeAreData - Incredible real-time rendering of data flowing in cities | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Discover how data controls the cities of Paris, London and Berlin in these hyperconnected times.
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Everything from the traffic lights, ATMs, to people Tweeting on a street corner. 

Choose either London, Paris or Berlin, and check it out. Mesmerising. 

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

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New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 12, 9:51 AM

New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.


A great initiative, copy it ;)


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A round-up of interactive video options

A round-up of interactive video options | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

"We take for granted that we can interact with text, but up until recently it’s been a challenge to interact (read/write/talk) with media...

Being able to interact with video allows us to personalize video-based instruction, by leading learners to the segment of video we like them to watch, by adding voice-overs, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, references, pauses. It also allows learners to create video with even more depth and features and can the interaction can be used to support media literacy learning."


Via Beth Dichter
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Oh there are some good ones here. ThingLink and EdPuzzle are cropping up as wonderfuly interactive options for teachers to use in classrooms. Here is a rundown from Joyce Valenza: 

* EDpuzzle is a "a relatively new, free tool for cropping and pausing video, adding voice overlay, audio notes, and embedding quizzes in the form of open ended or multiple choice questions."

* Mozilla Popcorn Maker is a "multiple-layer video editor that invites users to remix videos to include pop-ups, text boxes, images, maps (even in streetview), as well as Wikipedia articles that continue to update."

* ThingLink for Video "promises the ability to drag and add text-enhanced ThingLink icons, as well as images, and embed widgets."

* eduCanon "is an interactive learning platform into which teachers may embed questions and any html object."

* TED-Ed Lessons allows you to customize the lesson to meet your goals.

* YouTube Video Editor "allows users to easily clip and add text and filters to videos you drag in."

* Write-on Video is an iPad app that allows you to "to annotate and animate videos and pictures..."

There is additional detail for each of these options in the post. She has also embedded some videos that show how to create a video in the specific site in the post.

If you are new to creating video, or are looking for some new tools that are student friendly check out this post. You should find at least one or two that will meet your needs.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 22, 6:51 PM

A good overview on the available tools to make video interactive.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 4:38 AM
  • Created for educators, EDpuzzle allows teachers to set up classes, to assign specific video lessons and to engage students in creating their own video lessons.  Analytics share which students watch, when they last watched, and whether they watched at home or at school.
  •  Mozilla PopcornMaker is a powerful multiple-layer video editor that invites users to remix videos to include pop-ups, text boxes, images, maps (even in streetview), as well as Wikipedia articles that continue to update.
  • ThingLink for video,  looks so promising.
  • eduCanon is an interactive learning platform into which teachers may embed questions and any html object.  
  • TED-Ed lessons offer educators the opportunity to customize a TED video to meet their specific instructional needs.
  • Write-on Video is an iPad app that allows users to annotate and animate videos and pictures, by arranging the elements into storyboards and slideshows enhanced by free-hand drawing, text boxes, stamps, and sound clips.
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 23, 7:31 AM

Excellent round-up of tools we have available to update our videos with voiceovers, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, and references!

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21 Good iPad Apps for Teachers of High School Students to Try This Summer

21 Good iPad Apps for Teachers of High School Students to Try This Summer | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Each day this week I have shared a selection of apps appropriate for various grade ranges. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. On Tuesday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade st...

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Richard Byrne gives a stack of apps for you to look at in a quick little slide presentation. I am going to download iCell and have a play! 

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John Clayton's curator insight, July 20, 5:30 PM

Some ideas if you are an iPad user

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland introduces the backchannel as a tech integration strategy for keeping students engaged in the classroom - all students, not just the ones who are always raising their hands or speaking out.

Via Melissa Tothero, Terese Bird
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What is the backchannel?

How can you use it to give all students a chance to respond to questioning, whether confident or not?

Free online tools like TodaysMeet allow for a great backchannel discussion while students are engaged in other activities (like watching videos). 

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Melissa Tothero's curator insight, July 19, 8:06 PM

"Tech gives the quietist student a voice."  ~Jerry Blumengarten                                                                        

 

This is the reason why we have all worked so hard for so long ...

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes
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Here is an interesting development in textboks - ones that adapt to students needs and adjust the reading level/activities and content for that particular student, This article discusses possible implications for special needs education, gifted & talented education and for technology and publishing developers. 

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Advice for Students: Taking Notes that Work

Advice for Students: Taking Notes that Work | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

m. Seems Recommended Link from Russel Tarr at www.activehistory.co.uk

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Here is a quick article about how to take notes in such a way that you will remember them. Advocates for only writing down what is new, and that the act of hand writing may help remember after all, rather than typing up your notes. 

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5 Apps Every Teacher Should Have -- THE Journal

5 Apps Every Teacher Should Have -- THE Journal | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of indispensable applications for educators.

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Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2

Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2 | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Halftone 2 is a nice iPad app for creating simple comic strips based on your pictures. To get started with Halftone 2 you choose a layout for your comic then import pictures from your iPad's camera...
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Great little app for making your Camera Roll into a comic strip. Could use for procedural texts like recipes or science experiments, or steps to solve a maths problem. Pretty easy to use and a clear layout. 

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Curbi - iPad Management and Parental Controls

Curbi - iPad Management and Parental Controls | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Amazing new parental controls for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Free Trial!
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This is a fantastic new service that allows devices to be controlled from one account. Set how long you want children to use the device, check what apps are on it, send it messages and put it to sleep remotely. Locally made and starting to gain traction. Curbi has a 14-day free trial and can watch up to 5 devices. 

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We Can't Teach As Fast As Things Change

We Can't Teach As Fast As Things Change | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

is isBy things I mean information. Perspectives. Ideologies. What’s socially acceptable and what’s not. Our collective cultural biases & intellectual prejudices.


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This is definitely worth a read. 

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Amy Burns's curator insight, June 10, 9:18 AM

There are some powerful thoughts shared in this article.  Worth the read!

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The Flipped Classroom Comparison Table

The Flipped Classroom Comparison Table | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

Wikispaces: The flipped classroom is an exciting new instructional approach. As it is relatively new, much of the information about it only is available in the popular press. Little research can be found.


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Here is a summary table showing the real definition and difference with a flipped lesson/classroom approach. 

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Newsmap: visual layout of top news every day

Newsmap: visual layout of top news every day | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.
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A great little application that gleans information from Google News and displays it visually. More popular./newsworthy articles are displayed in bigger type. Colours denote national, international, sporting and lifestyle news. American based, but interesting. 

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Real-time local Twitter trends on a world map- Trendsmap

Real-time local Twitter trends on a world map- Trendsmap | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Twitter trends mapped. Visualize topics trending globally, nationally, and in your city. See the top news stories, videos, and images for trends occuring anywhere in the world.
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Trendsmap shows you what is trending on Twitter in any location in the world. It is quite interesting and scary! Use it as a writing prompt or in a unit on world issues. What trends in both Perth and London, for example? 

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The Internet In Real Time

The Internet In Real Time | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.

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How much data do our online activities generate every second? The results are dizzying...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 14, 11:34 PM

From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.

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10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius

10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
You love it when you don\'t know the answer to something. It gives you the opportunity to tap into the real-time learning happening on Twitter and other soc

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ah this is nice!

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gwynethjones's curator insight, July 20, 9:52 AM

Great for back to school Prof Dev! Share w/ your peeps!

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5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
No matter what subject they teach or what age group their students fall into, all teachers face the same basic challenge: They have to find a way to actively engage students in the learning process. Today’s learners tend to respond best to interactive teaching methods, so many instructors have integrated technology into their lesson plans. …

Via Beth Dichter
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An excellent article: Engage student using these methods. 

1. Use Responsive Technology - not just tech for tech's sake, such as writing answers. Use tech that demands a response. 

2. Define Objectives - Tell students what they need to be able to do, know, learn, show. And tell them early on, so they get time to practise it before you assess. 

3. Add Context - Make it connect with what they know already. Look for prior learning (the old KWL chart is great for this!) 

4. Keep it Simple - Your presentation and the way the content is delivered should be simple to access.

5. Make it Interactive - With technology it is easier to keep students engaged, but make sure to change things up throughout the lesson and the term!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 20, 5:37 PM

The five proven ways to engage students are:

* Use Responsive Technology - There are many ways to have students respond to questions throughout a class period. One that is free that you may want to check out is Socrative.

* Define Objectives - Make sure there are clearly define goals that are written in student-friendly language. And be prepared to make quick changes if the responsive technology shows the need.

* Add Context - The post explains this as having a pre-assessment question to help gauge the existing topic knowledge, followed by a question part way through the period to help see the students understanding. At the end of the period a final question (post assessment) would help see if the students are understanding the concept taught.

* Keep it Simple - Make sure that your presentation material is simple. Too much information on a slide may be too much for the students to understand. Remember that visuals are critical and classroom discussion will also help students learn new material.

* Make it Interactive - With technology it is easier to keep students engaged, but make sure to change things up throughout the lesson. There are many great resources online that help with this, and many have been explored in this Scoop.it.

Do you have unique strategies that you use in your classroom? Share them by adding a comment!

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Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

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Differentiation is a key word these days - this graphic explains what it is, and what it is not. I particularly like that differentiation is not individualised instruction!

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Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

eat list of useful a


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Great list of useful apps for teachers to try in helping organise your day-to-day teaching. Personally, I love PlanBook, EverNote (particularly the Web Clipper), Weebly for quick site construction, ThingLink and Explain Everything. 

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: ThingLink UnPlugged & Self-Published

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: ThingLink UnPlugged & Self-Published | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

The ThingLink app makes the most out of the ease of use of the camera and video capabilities available on iOS and Android, allowing users to capture life on the go and become engaged in the learning at the moment. 


Via Susan Oxnevad
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More on ThingLink! I am loving this app. 

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Love ThingLink on an iPad or in a Browser

Love ThingLink on an iPad or in a Browser | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

nk! Earlier today I was asked about how we added the cool star nubbins in our Earth Day ThingLink, so I wanted to share some tips. ThingLink can be an awesome classroom creation resource. It’s iPad app and web browser version are both awesome! They do have some differences though, so let me share a few tips for creating & curating with …


Via Susan Oxnevad
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ThingLink! This web-based app (now with an iOS version) is really, really interesting - basically, you can turn images into interactive content and share them with whoever you would like. It is like a non-linear, totally visual exploration of content. Great to do with infographics too. This link has ideas on how to make the most of ThingLink on an iPad and online. 

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Getting Students to Engage With Digital Learning Materials – Two Good Strategies

Getting Students to Engage With Digital Learning Materials – Two Good Strategies | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Making Sure Students Really Watch, Listen to, or Read Online Learning Content is Often Cited as a Challenge in the Flipped or Blended Classroom "How do I make
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Strategies to use in the flipped classroom to ensure your students are actually engaging with the content before you see them - the old KWL makes an appearance, as well as a strategy called WSQ. Check it out. 

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Hummingbird Robotics Kit

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Here is another type of Arduino board for creativity and robotics, Hummingbird is compatible with Arduino and offers more flexibility in design and connection. It is more expensive than Makey Makey but might be worth the play! 

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Why iOS 8 will be a big deal to educators

Why iOS 8 will be a big deal to educators | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Fraser Speirs is a leader in bringing the iPad into schools. Here's what he thinks iOS 8 will bring to the education market that iOS 7 didn't.

Via Rabbi David Etengoff
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Here is a summary of the improvements to iOS that might actually go a long way to helping iPads become more functional - particularly extensibility, which means apps will actually talk to each other instead of existing separately. I can finally paste an Evernote file from a Safari weblink.... maybe...

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