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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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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 11, 3:42 AM
And you do need Google power, right?
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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Using Internet Memes to Connect with Your Class

Using Internet Memes to Connect with Your Class | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
How can this culturally significant phenomene be used for learning? How can we use the popularity of memes to engage our students? Let's take a look.

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I love using memes with kids - I use them to display the classroom guidelines for behaviour and on stickers when they do well in assessments. They really understand and remember the meaning (even if sometimes I have to google some of the weirder ones!)

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Born to Learn - YouTube

Born to Learn is the first animation in a fascinating series aimed to provide easy-access to the exciting new discoveries constantly being made about how hum...
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How do we learn?

What are we actually capable of when we engage with the environment?

What happens if we don't interact?

We learn by making connections - through play!

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Alan November - Flip Your Thinking

Alan November speaks about The Flip in Sydney, 2012.
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A great video where Alan speaks about how the brain works, problem-solving, the question of homework and why students might be motivated to learn one thing and not another. This is more about how we think rather than what technology we might use to get there!

How do we understand what is going on in the mind. Homework should be about asking questions rather than doing problems. This is why flipped learning is so important here. If we can get students asking patterns of questions, we can diagnose how they need to think things through. 

The real problem is a learning design problem. Schools are good at teaching you how to be taught - not learning how to learn. This is what we need. 

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62 Ideas For Using The iPad In The Classroom [Presentation] -

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If you’ve got a pulse, using the iPad in the classroom is something you’re at least interested in on some level. It’s either why you’re here, something you want to understand better, or you loathe...

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10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart

10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it

"One of the most popular categories of apps on any touch enabled mobile devices is obviously educational apps thanks to the real time, ready-in-hand help students get from them in and outside of their classroom. While there are millions of free educational apps, all of them are not worthy enough for downloading. Secondly, most of the top tier feature rich apps are either not free or offer a much downgraded ‘free’ version that offer a user experience far removed from what they provide in ‘paid’ version. So, finding a handful of free and useful education apps on diverse contents requires some amount of research and that is exactly what we help you to do here. Here below we are introducing 10 free education apps for iPad."


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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:27 AM

smart

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:44 PM

Good list of apps. 

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Technology and 21st Century Learning | New Learning Institute: Video Series

Technology and 21st Century Learning | New Learning Institute: Video Series | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
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This is a fantastic, inspiring miniseries on 21st Century Education through interviews with Stephen Heppell, Yong Zhao, Alan November and other respected pioneers. The introduction is only three minutes and the other videos are below this. Worth a look!

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Newsmap: visual layout of top news every day

Newsmap: visual layout of top news every day | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | 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 - Education, Technology, iPads... | 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

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

Via Gust MEES
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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 15, 2014 2:34 AM

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 - Education, Technology, iPads... | 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, 2014 12:52 PM

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

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 2014 5:00 PM

This is a fun way to think about the teachers that work with on a daily basis.

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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 - Education, Technology, iPads... | 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
Melissa Marshall's insight:

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, 2014 8:37 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 - Education, Technology, iPads... | 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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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researching all types of topics, bringing organization (and a lack of physical papers to lose) to the classroom, and making connections for professional development. There …

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GREAT article. 

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Four Tips for Flipped Learning

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f useful resources and The core of a successful flipped learning program is customized, watchable, functional video. Here are four tips for creating and integrating high-quality video content.


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Lots of useful resources and links!

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 7, 2014 4:07 PM

brilliant and really useful resource.  Loads of useful links to cool tools 

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21st century pedagogy - YouTube

Need to develop a new pedagogical dna for schooling in todays world in order to break from the past
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A great video from Greg Whitby (from the Parramatta Diocese) about pedagogy and skills appropriate for the 21st century. What happens when there is a mismatch between the old way and the new way?

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C'mon girls, let's program a better tech industry

C'mon girls, let's program a better tech industry | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
Twitter is the latest tech company to reveal figures showing women are still underrepresented in the information and communication technology (ICT) workforce.
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How do we get more girls interested in ICT?

The research says that initiatives like GeekGirls or RoboGals attrat females who are already interested in the industry, but do not get the attention of those who have decided it is not for them. Robotics and programming are some of the most diverse and broad skills you can learn. Women often do not consider these university pathways. I think, if we go back to school, it might be that girls are assumed not to have an interest or are not catered for in a way that suits them. Technology that tells a story gets their attention. Programming is one of the most eloquent ways of storytelling. 

If girls continue to be under-represented in ICT, the voice of women will be largely ignored in this sector where all society needs to be able to participate. There should be no barriers to doing what you would love to do. 

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Who's responsible for tackling cyber bullying?

Who's responsible for tackling cyber bullying? | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
Protecting our children from cyber bullying should begin at home and in the classroom.
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A good article in light of the appointment of a federal 

Commonwealth Director of Cyber Safety Policy and Programs. Where does responsibility take hold, at the intersection of child autonomy, digital citizenship, online risk and guidance from significant adults?

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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A fantastic list - all categorised and organised for you!

How to save that online video, how to share videos you have made, how to create them... the lists go on!

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 13, 2015 1:58 AM

Awfully good list!

Tdutec Innovación Educativa's curator insight, January 25, 2015 11:51 AM

añada su visión ...

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 9, 2015 8:31 PM

Wow! Extensive Lots of ideas here!!

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15 Tips & Tricks To Help You Master Prezi

15 Tips & Tricks To Help You Master Prezi | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | 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 - Education, Technology, iPads... | 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, 2014 12:51 PM

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

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"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, 2014 9:51 PM

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

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2014 7:38 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, 2014 10:31 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 - Education, Technology, iPads... | 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, 2014 8:30 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

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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.

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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, 2014 11:06 PM

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

 

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