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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 24, 2015 8:29 AM

Des outils pour coder pour néophytes. 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 26, 2015 2:54 PM
Some resources to begin coding in the classroom.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 5, 10:15 PM
Coding resources from Edudemic.
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iPad App of the Week: Flickr | iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Flickr | iPad Insight | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Flickr.  A classic iPad app that recently went through a major update.  With Flickr you can upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world.  Flickr has always had a special place in my heart as I initially used it to share all of our baby photos with family members when our first son was born over 12 years ago.  Since then, there have been so many other resources available to store your photos, especially in the cloud, that I haven’t used it in years–that was until the recent version 4.0 update caught my eye.   The newest update brings with it a welcomed addition of features to an already powerful app.

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How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep

How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Before a presentation your nerves become fired up and your heart starts to pound. While the audience may be sizing you up, they are only hoping for an engaging presentation. They want you to succeed and quite frankly they need you to succeed. The infographic provided by Udemy walks us through the three critical points to creating a great presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 23, 2015 12:42 PM

Attractive and informative infographic on PowerPoint presentations.

Thanks for the suggestion to Ivo Novy.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 24, 2015 5:31 AM

 

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Fenia's curator insight, March 24, 2015 2:37 PM

Useful guide to good presentations - not only for ppt but also for other presentation tools 

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Why, and how, schools should be using Instagram - Daily Genius

Why, and how, schools should be using Instagram - Daily Genius | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Instagram is huge. As in 300 million users huge. As in, your students, and probably their parents, are on it. Already, 30 billion photos have been shared on the platform. There’s a lot going on there.

So while Facebook is dead and buried for the cool kids, and the likes of Snapchat don’t really work for an institution, Instagram still has kudos as well as scale. If you want to be reasonably sure that the people you want are on board, then Instagram it is.

So should a school use it? Should a school start to use the fastest growing, and already one of the biggest, social media platforms in the world? There’s a certain amount of leading-the-witness in the question, but sheer scale doesn’t necessarily mean there is educational value. Unless you use it right, of course.

So how, and why should you be using Instagram in your school? Here’s some suggestions:

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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype

 


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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 2015 4:40 PM

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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About Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings offline - Drive Help

About Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings offline - Drive Help | Research and Technology | Scoop.it

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Google In Education: Chromebooks Now Embraced By More Than 2000 Schools - Forbes

Google In Education: Chromebooks Now Embraced By More Than 2000 Schools - Forbes | Research and Technology | Scoop.it

Forbes Google In Education: Chromebooks Now Embraced By More Than 2000 Schools Forbes Google's Chrome OS relies on the company's existing suite of cloud-based services like Gmail and Google Docs, in addition to many educational apps in the Chrome...

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How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order

How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order | Research and Technology | Scoop.it

If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.

It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.

 

Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.

Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.


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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, April 26, 2014 4:18 AM
totally agrees with Dennis
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 2014 6:30 AM

Curation is all about trust.  I too cut to the cause by keeping in the know via great curators.

Joyce Cordus's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:23 AM

This is really helpful to get the best out of all these tools!

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9 Web 2.0 Sites to Publish Student Work - Teach Amazing!

9 Web 2.0 Sites to Publish Student Work - Teach Amazing! | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Publishing educational technology content online, in eye-catching formats, is easier than ever. Check out this post on Teach Amazing to learn more!
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Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Google Drive ~ Educ...

Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Google Drive ~ Educ... | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Education and Tech Tools curated by Becky Roehrs (#Teacher's Ultimate Guide to #Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit
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This is Google Drive

http://g.co/aboutdrive All your stuff, in one safe place. Upload the photos, videos, documents, and other files that are important to you to Google Drive. Ac...
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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.

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No Boxes's curator insight, May 18, 2015 5:25 PM

I love infographics!  Thanks to HubSpot for sharing these.

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, May 21, 2015 8:15 PM

a good visual tool

 

Sally Spoon's curator insight, August 6, 2015 12:18 AM

This is a helpful post for those who would like to make infographics in Powerpoint. You can also download 10 free templates.

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Research and Technology | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 11, 2015 11:57 AM

Some cost, so check them carefully.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 2015 1:57 AM

Pour les profs de langues.

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6 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills - EdTech & MLearning

6 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills - EdTech & MLearning | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
In today’s post we have curated for you a collection of some wonderful iPad games to boost students critical thinking skills and enhance their cognitive abilities. Playing these games, students will be able to engage with a variety of mental and abstract forms of reasoning where they will need to use their strategic and problem solving skills to find answers. While they are so much fun to play they are also a great way to help students approach the world from a critical thinking perspective. Have a look and share with your colleagues.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 20, 2015 9:22 AM

Here are 6 great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills.  Do you know any others you could share?

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Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites - 21st Century EdTech

Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites - 21st Century EdTech | Research and Technology | Scoop.it

"Welcome to this April post and the  eighth in a series of posts that will bring you over 70  STEM links. As promised with this posting, I have provided over 70 amazing STEM possibilities… in fact the count is at 80! "

 

Part 1 Then click here to see those first ten.Part 2 Now up to 20 resourcesPart 3 Check out these 10 to make 30Part 4 A list that now supplies up to 40 STEM sitesPart 5 An amazing 50 STEM sites.Part 6 Now at 60 sites and more to comePart 7 Click here as we get closer to 80 STEM sites


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Cool PowerPoint Tricks: Write on Your Slides During your Presentation

Cool PowerPoint Tricks: Write on Your Slides During your Presentation | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Sometimes you want to capture the audience’s responses in writing for all to see, but using flipchart just isn’t practical. Like in a room of 200 people. Or on a webinar. Or when you're presenting ...

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Elizabeth Lewis's curator insight, May 3, 2014 10:49 AM

Student responses

Character Minutes's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:28 PM

Great way to make a  PowerPoint interactive

Mrs T Grade 3's curator insight, May 4, 2014 12:42 PM

Must try this today!

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The Ultimate Guide to Gmail - Learn How To Use Gmail Like a Pro

The Ultimate Guide to Gmail - Learn How To Use Gmail Like a Pro | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Do you have a Gmail account? Do you want to learn how to to dramatically boost your productivity with it? Use this guide and start using Gmail like a PRO.

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What are Google Hangouts?

What are Google Hangouts? | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
A Few Quick Pointers on Google+ If you’ve never used Google Hangouts, you’re missing out on one of Google+’s biggest opportunities for business owners. Here’s some tips on getting started with Goog...

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Bloomin' Apps

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“ Includes all the Bloomin' versions in one place!”
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Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)

Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core) | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages.
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Google Drive: A Google+ Drive Through The Cloud

Google Drive: A Google+ Drive Through The Cloud | Research and Technology | Scoop.it

Google+ and SEO tips & tutorials in pocket size:

 

Drive slides with links to great content!

 

There is no planned route for our drive. You get to choose which way to turn and how to get wherever you want to go. Each word is linked to a slide that I feel best encapsulates it containing content based around that subject. 

The content creators are all listed by name on the slide. Drive has a new feature where if you highlight text and click the link button it will actually search for the most relevant link. I let +Google Drive  decide what link should be chosen and if none, I put their G+ profile. 


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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:33 AM

Check this out if you're interested in Google+!

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How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of...

How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of... | Research and Technology | Scoop.it
Google Docs has made its home on Google Drive. So after one year, it’s high time to get used to calling it by the new account name.
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