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Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads -- THE Journal

Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads -- THE Journal | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
See how teachers are combining iPads with a video creation and publishing app to flip their classrooms, and how students are watching along.

Via Chris Carter
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awesome. just what we need!!!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, October 13, 2013 4:06 PM

I am late to the game on Knowmia, but I'd like to create flipped library lessons this year.

Chris Carter's comment, November 17, 2013 5:15 AM
Melissa, it is my pleasure. The more useful these curations, the more happy am I (best Yoda voice)
Melissa Marshall's comment, November 17, 2013 5:17 AM
Amused am I! Thanks again :)
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A collection of articles, information and tutorials for all things technology, curriculum and pedagogy, currently being explored at Prendiville Catholic College, Australia. Follow me on Twitter: @prendielearning
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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.


Via Amy Burns
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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.


Via Sébastien Franc-Prof, diane gusa, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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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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The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything: Josh Kaufman at TEDx

Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hou...

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How to learn anything - really - and what to do in the first 20 hours you practise a new skill. This makes sense!

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KiwiBelma's curator insight, June 8, 4:43 PM

You can learn anything you want! You  just need to allow yourself to learn.

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Sprites : create infographic presentations

Sprites : create infographic presentations | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics for the Web.
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Found this wonderful little tool to make beautiful presentations. I think it would be useful for both teachers and students - will have a play with it this weekend!

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A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels of Stu...

A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels of Stu... | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels of Student Engagement ~ Educational Technology and #Mobile #Learning on Best Practices in Instructional Design & Use of Learning Technologies curated by JoelleYalin (A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels...

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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This article from the NY Times illustrates what happens in our brains as we learn to write by hand. There is still a place for teaching legible handwriting beyond Year 2 - because, in Year 12, they still have to master 3-hour written exams. And write - for the rest of their life, hopefully. 

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E.gg Timer - simple online countdown timer

E.ggTimer.com is a simple, easy-to-use online countdown timer, or egg timer. Just set a time and bookmark it for repeated use. You can also create a count down to a specific date or time.

Via Suvi Salo, KB...Konnected
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Might be useful to whack up on the board to remind students how much or how little time they have. I do this with the default Timer on the iPad (particularly during science pracs and/or group activities.)

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3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom

3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Gamification is one of the buzzwords in education right now, and for a good reason: Gamification is empowering, exciting, and under the right circumstances can be the disruptive innovator many teachers desperately need in order to change the...

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Growing up digital: How digital culture is changing the way kids play | Deseret News National

Growing up digital: How digital culture is changing the way kids play | Deseret News National | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

"This is the first in a three part series that looks at the impact of technology on kids and teens.

 

As an elementary school teacher, Warren Buckleitner was quick to embrace the brand-new, intimidating tool in his 1980s classroom: An Apple II computer.

 

“I saw really how powerful it was for my students,” Buckleitner said. “I had a few kids who were very hard to teach, and I was able to use that computer to help them get a good report card.”

 

Today, Buckleitner is the founder of the Children’s Technology Review, an online resource that reviews all kinds of technology aimed at young kids. Now 55, his focus has shifted a lot from the Number Crunchers game that came on that first Apple II, but his vision hasn’t budged."


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Google Launches New Search Education Site with Lesson Plans

Google Launches New Search Education Site with Lesson Plans | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Google has launched a new site called Search Education aimed at educators who want to teach online search strategies.

Via Les Howard, Lynnette Van Dyke
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So now Google has specialised a search for teachers - you can find lesson plans, videos, ideas and activities here. Search by curriculum or by area, or year level... definitely worth a look to find something new!

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6 Great Sites and Apps for Student Animation

6 Great Sites and Apps for Student Animation | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

reaAnimation is a great way to bring creativity into the classroom. Get your class excited and engaged with these 5 great websites for student animation.

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There are some great ideas here! GoAnimate is probably the best one, but I am going to try Flipbook this week and see if it is as easy as they say...!

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AppCrawlr: the app discovery engine.

AppCrawlr: the app discovery engine. | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
AppCrawlr is the leading app search and discovery platform offering tons of innovative features to help you find all of the best iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows mobile apps.
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This fantastic beta site allows you to search quickly and easily for the best apps for whatever you need! They all have reviews and ratings, and are organised logically. This is a great place to look for new and exciting apps, and also compare some you may have seen before. An excellent resource. 

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Hummingbird Robotics Kit

Hummingbird Robotics Kit | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
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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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Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool

Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

Text Compactor


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This is a brilliant little tool that would work effectively for differentiation. The student follows the link, pastes in the text and sets a slider to determine the level of difficulty/summarisation needed. This can be, say, 30% of the original text summarised instead of having to read the whole 100% at a level unsuitable for them. The student can then find the level of summarisation that works for them. 

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kathy pryor's curator insight, June 10, 6:22 PM

This “free online automatic text summarization tool” was created by Knowledge by Design, which produces products for students with disabilities. The user plugs in a paragraph of nonfiction, sets a slider to the percentage of text that should remain, and the newly shortened or summarized text appears in another window. Websites like TweenTribune offer content at multiple levels of difficulty. This means the learner must assume the role of Goldilocks and determine which text is just right, given their purpose for reading, background knowledge and skill level.”

 



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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

Via Gust MEES, Ness Crouch
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Do you understand all of the issues required of a digitally competent teacher? This is not whether you can use all the functions on your iPad or run a good lesson incorporating ICT. It is about being forward-looking, responsive and proactive. 

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 4:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 7:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 7:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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Is Multitasking Bad for You? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Is Multitasking Bad for You? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

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Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools

Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

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An article about an American school that converted their library and computing areas to 'learning centres' and what happened. 

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How to Use Your iPad: A Checklist of Skills

How to Use Your iPad: A Checklist of Skills | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it

Want to go from iPad noob to iPad ninja in just a few days? Use this checklist to guide your development, grasshopper. Click here to download the PDF version: iPad Skills Checklist or click 'R...


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How far down this amusing list can you get - indeed how far can the students in your class get, and how does it compare? Do you know? It might be worth taking a few minutes to find where you sit on this list. Click for PDF version. 

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Finnish Schools Not Relying on Ed Tech

Finnish Schools Not Relying on Ed Tech | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Caitlin Emmaof Politico.com paid a visit to Finland and was surprised to discover that teachers are not depending on educational technology. By contrast, American schools are spending billions of d...

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Ivon Prefontaine
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This is an interesting article about the investigation of the high-performing Finnish schools, and the fact that their classrooms are fairly low-tech (particularly given that we are spending a lot of money each year on edtech). It seems that the teacher is still the defining element in the classroom, regardless of which technologies students have access to. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 31, 10:33 AM

Digital technology and, for that matter, any tool are not the key to teaching and learning. The relationships which exist between teachers, students, and subject matter are essential. Teaching is about being aware and making sound decisions in choosing the best tool for the right situation. What if we invested money in smaller classroom size and less in the digital technologies?

Mikko Hakala's curator insight, June 1, 12:58 AM

Interesting post and link to the main article in politico.com on the role of educational technology in Finnish schools.

Suvi Salo's comment, June 1, 1:38 AM
Meillä on 600 oppilasta, 1 ipad, noin 50 läppäriä, luokissa opekone, tykki ja dokumenttikamera. Oppilaiden puhelimet käytössä.
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How to Teach Listening in the Digital Age: Three Questions to Ask

By Erik Palmer When I began teaching a couple of decades ago, I read an article about how much television children watched. I was stunned by the numbers and wondered if my class was typical. I surveyed them.


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Create professional looking posters for your class - drag and drop tool!

Create professional looking posters for your class - drag and drop tool! | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Advertise your events, services, news and yourself around the world with professional marketing assets. Nothing to install, use from any device.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Tanya Alvarez, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Oh I can see this being super useful in the classroom :)

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ChatterPix - Add voice to images

ChatterPix -  Add voice to images | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
Get ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, John Evans, Maria Margarida Correia
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Here's a new app that students might just like: adding narration to images. Perhaps this could be used for presentations? 

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 23, 5:55 AM

It's free! They also have an app for kids 13 and under. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-kids-by-duck-duck/id734046126?mt=8  It's free too!

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, May 24, 5:04 AM

Looks great for getting kids to present reviews of work

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 6:16 AM

I just know there are people out there who will take this idea and run with it....the digital world continues to underscore our playful and creative selves. Have fun!

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Prendi eLearning | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review

Via Jill Leafstedt
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A lecture might be the easiest way for information to be delivered, but it is just that - delivery. In order for students to make sense of the information, they must do something with it then and there. This study is about university courses, but it could easily apply to high school as well. 

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