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Blogs on Student Engagement | Edutopia

Blogs on Student Engagement | Edutopia | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education. Join the conversation today!
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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Students work collaboratively in many ways to reinforce learning at The College Preparatory School (right), such as working together outside (above) on geometry concepts they learned the previous d
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FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning | BIE

FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning | BIE | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
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Great free resources such as planning forms, student handouts, rubrics, articles to download and use to design, assess, and manage projects.

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10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom

10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Using Skype in the classroom shouldn't be a daunting task. In fact, it's a simple and effective education tool that not enough students get to try out!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:14 AM

A MUST try to get in touch with other students around the world...

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Gyazo : Seriously Instant Screen-Grabbing

Gyazo : Seriously Instant Screen-Grabbing | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Gyazo lets you instantly grab the screen and upload the image to the web. You can easily share them on Chat, Twitter, Blog, Tumblr, etc.

Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 1, 2013 5:37 AM

Gyazo has been in existence for quite a while but I came across the site only now. It is a free program for making screenshots and sharing them on social sites, via email or by URL. Looks easy and neat.

 

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 1, 2013 9:53 AM

It is free. Free being the big word in education right now. :)

 

John Rudkin's comment, March 4, 2013 5:16 PM
Grab on the Mac OSX is very useful and very quick. Free as well.
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The Free Online Timeline Maker Is Here: Instant Timeline

The Free Online Timeline Maker Is Here: Instant Timeline | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Office Timeline is a free timeline maker PowerPoint add-in that allows you to easily create and share beautiful simple timelines, gantt charts, and project schedules.


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Cori Zuppo's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:24 PM

Ooooh nice! I'm wondering how this plugin will work with MS Project 2013...perhaps the Gantt chart functionality has been enhanced similarly. Looking forward to checking it out!

John's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:47 AM

That is just very handy. Thanks for sharing this excellent tool! 

Alfredo Corell's comment, May 1, 1:08 PM
thanks, but the link is not working now
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INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential?

INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it's evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people.Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information! And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.

 

Check out the infographic to learn how to embrace the ubiquity of social media and use its power to better yourself, your business, or cause, and find a host of statistics and facts that may surprise you about the influence of social media...


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INFOGRAPHIQUE: What Makes médias sociaux de manière influente?

If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it's evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people.Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information! And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.


Check out the infographic to learn how to embrace the ubiquity of social media and use its power to better yourself, your business, or cause, and find a host of statistics and facts that may surprise you about the influence of social media...














INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


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INFOGRAPHIQUE: What Makes médias sociaux de manière influente ?

"If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it's evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people.Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information! And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.


Check out the infographic to learn how to embrace the ubiquity of social media and use its power to better yourself, your business, or cause, and find a host of statistics and facts that may surprise you about the influence of social media"...














INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


Bart van Maanen's curator insight, March 3, 2013 9:21 AM

Nice.

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Pic Collage for iPad/iPhone and Android

Pic Collage for iPad/iPhone and Android | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
PicCollage is the most popular mobile collage app for iOS and Android.

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Present your pictures as a collage or use collage in presentations.

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Katie Frank's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:28 AM

Ease of use is the strength of this app.  It makes putting together a collage and sharing a snap.

Robin Nelson's comment, May 15, 2013 1:48 AM
that's so cool. It would be nice to have electronic photo album and have that collage in it.
Thanh Minh's curator insight, January 19, 9:28 AM

http://www.vngameviet.com/2014/01/thoi-trang-theo-phong-cach-nguoi-rung.html

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Tappestry - The Enterprise Social Network for Learning

Tappestry - The Enterprise Social Network for Learning | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Tappestry is the enterprise social network for learning developed by Float Mobile Learning.

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Capture and track what you've learned or want to learn by creating 'threads' and describe the thread by selecting from list of action verbs, eg. I've read, I've completed.  Find threads using search, leaderboards, hashtags and topics.  Share what you've learned.  Tappestry is a Mobile app.

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The Poetry Agent's comment, February 18, 2013 11:51 AM
The android version is incompatible with my HTC Desire Smartphone - aimed at tablet sector presumably.
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Tagmotion™ - Web-based video tool for browsing and searching

Tagmotion™ - Web-based video tool for browsing and searching | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

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I don't know what you get for the free version but the Full Version costs $40 /month.

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An Introduction to Triptico

Introducing Triptico: A simple desktop app, packed full of innovative resources to enable teachers and students to quickly create engaging interactive learni...

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Imagination Prompt Generator: Random Writing Blog Prompts

Imagination Prompt Generator: Random Writing Blog Prompts | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Random writing and journaling prompts, inspiration, and story starters for writers, bloggers, and visual artists.

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lymari's curator insight, February 12, 2013 7:57 PM

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Create Engaging Presentations with Free iPad Apps

Create Engaging Presentations with Free iPad Apps | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
If you are tired of PowerPoint and Keynote, it's easy to change up your normal routine. As much as I love these presentation tools, it's important to keep my audience engaged, and often a quick devia
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Includes Haiku Deck, Prezi, Screencasting: Educreations, ScreenChomp, Doceri; SnapGuide.

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Manor Resources and Lesson Plans - STW 1203

Manor Resources and Lesson Plans - STW 1203 | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Resources on This Page:

Documents to Help You Get Started
Culture at Manor New Tech High School
Additional Resources on the Web
Suggested Readings and Viewings on Project-Based Learni
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Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite

Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
I know that, in my project-based learning classroom, students did presentations all the time for a variety of purposes. One of the key components of a PBL project is the 21st-century skill of present
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Engaging because short - 5 mins., 20 slides with 20 sec. per slide. Good scaffolding tool and formative assessment tool. Link to a presentation rubric. A very useful tool.

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Deck - create presentations on any device

Deck - create presentations on any device | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Deck is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, presentation app built from the ground up for your tablet.

Deck makes creating a world-class presentation complete with animated charts and transitions as simple as touching and tapping. Deck brings your content to life, enabling you to focus on crafting your story and letting us do the rest.


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Can't wait to use this!

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:34 AM

Next powerful, yet easy-to-use, presentation app ....

Aren't we going too fast?

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, March 6, 2013 4:09 AM

An easy and superb presentation app... and it's Free !! 

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 6, 2013 10:59 AM

So many apps have Deck in the name I found it easier to put in Deck slideshow presentations to find this one. 

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21Classes – Classroom and Education Blogs - Home

21Classes – Classroom and Education Blogs - Home | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Blogs for your students. Classroom blogging made easy

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:25 PM

This looks like a great resource worth digging into more deeply

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5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation

5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Most people who need to create an exciting presentation are not design experts. Fortunately, there are a number of really neat tools and websites that can assist you in creating a captivating, professional look for your slides.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 28, 2013 1:19 PM

The article shares some helpful ideas about the importance of color in your design, making screenshots to illustrate a point, using an attractive font, constructing mind maps for organizing your story.

R.G. Riles's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:09 PM

Extremely important, especially now that we have websites where you're expected to upload your slide show so it can be examined in perpetuity! Great tips for eBook authors as well.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:08 AM

How to create an exciting presentation.

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iCharts - Charts Made Easy. Data Made Social.

iCharts - Charts Made Easy. Data Made Social. | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
iCharts accelerates data storytelling with simplistic, interactive, visualization tools for big and small data providers.

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Sue Gould's curator insight, March 6, 2013 6:34 PM

There is an emerging learning trend towards visual stimulus as a result of growing up with videos, TV, and technology from barbie laptops to Ipads.  This is a great resource for tutors to reach this audience while using few words. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:34 AM

simple, interactive, good...

Robert Sims's curator insight, March 15, 2013 5:07 PM

Here's a great tool for building up the Taxonomy usage in your classroom!

 

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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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AnnC's curator insight, February 20, 2013 8:51 PM

words to the wise are sufficient.

Michelle Plumlee's curator insight, February 21, 2013 8:52 AM

Great article written by a teacher.  Brings several students to mind!

Andrea Linkous's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:40 PM

This is AMAZING!

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Citebite - Link directly to specific quotes in web pages

Citebite - Link directly to specific quotes in web pages | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

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Very useful!

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Jean Jacoby's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:40 PM

Jolly useful!

Schreib-Lounge's curator insight, February 23, 2013 1:56 AM

Webseiten-Zitate direkt verlinken … Für Blogger sicher hilfreich!

becool's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:17 AM

Interesting to point immediately to your highlight of a specific webpage.

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Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup

Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
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Creating Social Media Guidelines
Student Engagement with Social Media
Social Media for Professional Development
Digital Citizenship and Online Safety
Additional Resources on
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This is a fantastic collection of blogs, articles and videos from Edutopia. A lot of useful information.

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ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf

ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Binders with interactive activities, tools, & platforms


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Jovi Buendia's curator insight, March 7, 12:54 PM

Some great resources 

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, May 2, 1:55 PM

Always on the look out for great resources.   Thanks.  

Georgette's curator insight, May 21, 8:40 AM

The great thing about LiveBinders is all of the wonderful resources you can find when you create an account!  LiveBinders can be searched by subject or grade or topic!

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Triptico: Another new resource added to the app: Word Mix.

Triptico: Another new resource added to the app: Word Mix. | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.

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Three Free Tools for Creating Stopmotion and Timelapse Videos

Three Free Tools for Creating Stopmotion and Timelapse Videos | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Creating stopmotion and timelapse videos can be a good way for students to tell a story that they have developed. Stopmtion and timelapse videos can also be helpful when teachers are trying to help students see how a lengthy process like osmosis works. While good stopmotion and timelapse videos can take a long time to create, there are some tools that can make the process a little easier. Here are three stopmtion video creation tools that are worth trying.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 21, 2013 2:26 PM

Great tools for creating presentations in the form of animated movies.

Read about JellyCam, Stop Frame Animator and OSnap reviewed by Richard Byrne.

 

GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, February 10, 2013 4:58 AM

Strumento webware per la produzione di animazioni che possono essere utilizzate per la didattica. E' possibile realizzare narrazioni (storytelling) o ricostruzioni di processi. Questo servizio web 2.0 presenta il vantaggio, rispetto ad altri webware o software simili, di essere semplice da utilizzare. Il servizio è gratuiito.

E' possibile: scegliere uno scenario, aggiungere figure, oggetti, elementi vari, regolarne le dimensioni,  animare i personaggi, farli muovere nella scenza. Inoltre si possono aggiugnere suoni, effetti speciali, musica ecc.

per impsotare l'animazione si utilizza una timeline. Il lavoro viene infine salvato online.