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Presentain - Activate your audience with interactive presentations

Presentain - Activate your audience with interactive presentations | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Presentain helps speakers engage and grow their audiences. You use smartphone as a clicker and audience can connect to your presentation using their devices. They can ask you questions, participate in polls, send you follow-up requests, share your slides and more. While you present Presentain records your voice so when the presentation is over you can publish the slidecast (presentation slides with voice-over) and start growing your online audience.

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Catherine Wooller's curator insight, July 13, 2014 8:21 PM

A replacement for those expensive clicker sets!

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:06 PM

New version of Presentain. This service helps for audience engagement. If students use their tablets or smartphones at lectures, is a really good choice. Initial free pack (5 presentations, 7 slidecasts, 3 polls).

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IoT Raises New Legal Challenges For Business

IoT Raises New Legal Challenges For Business | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

Privacy, security, and data ownership issues surrounding Internet of Things devices are creating a host of new legal questions and problems. Here's what's happening now, and what you need to know.


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Richard Platt's curator insight, February 2, 5:18 PM

For example, VTech is being sued in Illinois for fraud and deceptive business practices, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, breach of implied warranty, and negligence. Its product was allegedly vulnerable to a SQL injection attack that allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 2.8 million parents and children.

New classes of devices, including wearables and drones, are collecting information that may not have been available previously, or may not have been cost-effective to procure, particularly in a persistent way, in the past.  "Consumers are going to be providing information to products in a new way that companies have not thought of. Those companies may not have thought about privacy the same way an Internet-facing line of business in the same organization would," said Nicholas Merker, co-chair of the data security and privacy practice at law firm Ice Miller, in an interview. "If you've never captured information in your product and you want to start now, you're going to have some of the problems folks had in the Internet era when they started doing the same thing."

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Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads - Class Tech Tips | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

"National Geographic has tons of fantastic apps and The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom is a great choice for upper elementary and middle school students.  This interactive app introduces children to the Underground Railroad by placing them in first person experiences.  They’ll have to make decisions on how to proceed from on step to the next while they learn about this period in history."

 


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A good way to promote empathy and a better understanding in an age where a third of the world is on the move,many migrants refugees from war,poverty or eco destruction etc

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 23, 2015 5:07 AM

Vanochtend een gesprek met iemand die games kan genereren voor elke lesstof...

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Internet Of Things 101: Inside The Latest Trend In Higher Education

Internet Of Things 101: Inside The Latest Trend In Higher Education | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (IoT) will connect everyone and everything like never before. Through an innovative new education lab in America’s heartland, the University of Wisconsin is preparing the next generation of engineers to harness it.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, November 24, 2015 9:29 PM
The future of learning and e-learning? Check out this innovative program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phillip Morgan's curator insight, November 25, 2015 1:23 AM

Check out the impact of higher education that has modified the face of learning.

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The future of learning and e-learning? Check out this innovative program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read ~ EdTech & MLearning

Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read ~ EdTech & MLearning | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Problem based learning ( PBL) is a teaching strategy that involves the minimum amount of direct and formal instruction characteristic of lecture based teaching.  In a PBL model, students are provided with complex problems to work on and during the process they get to learn the lesson content and theoretical knowledge underlying the problem. In other words, unlike traditional content-based teaching where the primacy is put on the delivery of content and the imparting of knowledge to students, PBL foregrounds problem-based activities as a way to stimulate students cognitive skills and engage them in hands-on learning.

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agree so long as there is plenty of feedback and reflection to draw out the 'lessons learned' and problems are not trivial but may need to be simplified to be age appropriate

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Teaching like it's 2999: 10 Tips for Getting Started in your New iClassroom

Teaching like it's 2999: 10 Tips for Getting Started in your New iClassroom | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
The question continues to arise: OK, I'm getting iPads... How do I begin? While I've written posts about it here or there, it can be a pain to search an entire blog to find just what you need. So for your convenience, below I've curated 10 tips for getting started on your new iAdventure:

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worth a read for its distilled experience

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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 11:50 AM

More great technology tips in education

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SOPRESO - Your presentation assistant

SOPRESO - Your presentation assistant | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Capture your audience with SOPRESO, a presentation assistant software with polling, questions, and much more. Forget audience response systems, use SOPRESO.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 23, 2014 10:57 AM

Sopreso software lets you engage your audience by sharing your slides, using polls and questions, and getting feedback. It works on all devices.

They offer you a 30-day trial to test the program.


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To Care and Comply: Disability Access at PCC - YouTube

A look at PCC's policies on supporting students with physical disabilities. Stories from students who have struggled with their education at PCC because of a...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 14, 2014 12:36 AM

Excellent video from Portland Community College. This will help you understand the need for accommodations in both the online and face to face classroom.

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Education App: Let’s Do Mental Maths – Now Available for All Primary Ages | UKEdChat.com

Education App: Let’s Do Mental Maths – Now Available for All Primary Ages | UKEdChat.com | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Andrew Brodie is known by many teachers and parents for his series of publications that support children develop their mental mathematical skills, creating educational books since 1992, and is still very much involved in education and has a wealth of experience of teaching and as a primary head-teacher.

Now, with support from Bloomsbury Publishing, Brodie has launched a couple of Mental Maths iPad / iPhone apps (initially released for pupils ages 6-7 and 10-11 – but now also available for 5-6; 7-8; 8-9 & 9-10) that have been developed with the curriculum changes that are taking place around the UK. Within the apps, there are three main quiz areas:

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Excellent Collection of Apps and Web Tools to Unlock Kids Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Collection of Apps and Web Tools to Unlock Kids Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
One of the most exciting abilities that technology can give educators and students is the ability to make stuff. Unlock a world of creativity and engagement with a computer program, interactive canvas, live presentation, bundle of content, or fun game.

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Why Paris doesn't want a Scottish Yes

Why Paris doesn't want a Scottish Yes | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

"Nothing unites different nations quite like mutual enemies. But the 'Auld Alliance' between Scotland and France - both historic rivals of England - doesn't mean that the French government favours Scottish independence. Far from it."


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Kevin Barker's curator insight, August 19, 2014 8:59 AM

I was surprised to listen to the affection that Scotland and France have towards each other but I wasn't surprised to hear France's concerns about the further division of countries within the EU.  What is it about the independence of Scotland that causes the French government to be concerned?

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:30 PM

APHG-Unit 4

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, October 14, 2014 1:50 PM

Even though in past years France and Scotland have been friendly and wanted the best for each other, Scottish independence is not on the list of things to do for France.  They have good blood together, sharing foods, music and alcohol at festivals there is no need to worry about any hatred happening even if the French does not back Scotland's independence.  While some think that France would think that areas like Brittany and Corsica would want independence from France that is not the reason.  To keep checks and balances in place a strong United Kingdom is needed to keep Germany in line.  With the independence of Scotland, the UK gets a little bit weaker and France is not okay with that.

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Systems Thinking and the Future of Cities

Systems Thinking and the Future of Cities | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
The idea that nothing exists in isolation−but only as part of a system−has long been embedded in folklore, religious scriptures, and common sense.

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Josie Gibson's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:11 PM

Timely focus on the critical role of thinking systemically as a leader...

Jason Leong's curator insight, September 29, 2014 4:15 AM

"Despite the inherent logic of systems thinking, governments, corporations, foundations, universities, and non-profit organizations still work mostly by breaking issues and problems into their separate parts and dealing with each in isolation. Separate agencies, departments, and organizations specialize in energy, land, food, air, water, wildlife, economy, finance, building regulations, urban policy, technology, health, and transportation−as if each were unrelated to the others. So, one agency pushes hard to grow the economy while another is charged to clean up the resulting mess and so forth, which is to say that the right hand and left hand seldom knows−or cares−what the other is doing. The results are often counter-productive, overly expensive, risky, sometimes disastrous, and most always ironic."

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, September 29, 2014 4:57 AM

Very comprehensive and interesting.... and not only about the cities... Good...

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Digital Maps Show Race and Income Data Down to Street Level - Next City

Digital Maps Show Race and Income Data Down to Street Level - Next City | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Digital Maps Show Race and Income Data Down to Street Level
Next City
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Indeed,the issue then is what authorities or researchers do with this data eg social policy

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WillesdenGreen Town Team's curator insight, August 17, 2014 8:50 AM

What fascinating things can be done with digital media

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The Rise of Social Bots

The Turing test asked whether one could recognize the behavior of a human from that of a computer algorithm. Today this question has suddenly become very relevant in the context of social media, where text constraints limit the expressive power of humans, and real incentives abound to develop human-mimicking software agents called social bots. These elusive entities wildly populate social media ecosystems, often going unnoticed among the population of real people. Bots can be benign or harmful, aiming at persuading, smearing, or deceiving. Here we discuss the characteristics of modern, sophisticated social bots, and how their presence can endanger online ecosystems and our society. We then discuss current efforts aimed at detection of social bots in Twitter. Characteristics related to content, network, sentiment, and temporal patterns of activity are imitated by bots but at the same time can help discriminate synthetic behaviors from human ones, yielding signatures of engineered social tampering.

 

The Rise of Social Bots
Emilio Ferrara, Onur Varol, Clayton Davis, Filippo Menczer, Alessandro Flammini

http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.5225


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The end of bananas as we know them?

"A deadly fungus, known as Panama disease, is decimating banana plantations around the world and threatens to wipe out the most common species, the Cavendish banana. Scientists in Honduras are working to create a resistant banana before the disease hits Latin America, where the majority of the fruit is grown. NewsHour's Mori Rothman reports."


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Part of multiple eco threats...varoa mite decimating bees,climate warming and man made ones like fracking and war

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Ivan Ius's curator insight, January 27, 2:36 PM

How does this issue relate to the concept of geographic perspective?

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Questions to Ponder: How is this a geographic issue?  What are the spatial and regional implications?

Sharon McLean's curator insight, January 27, 6:04 PM

Interesting article for new NSW Geography Syllabus: Sustainable Biomes-technological factors that influence agricultural yields. 

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Next-generation Wi-Fi 802.11ah announced with almost double the range, lower power | ExtremeTech

Next-generation Wi-Fi 802.11ah announced with almost double the range, lower power | ExtremeTech | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) is targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT), which includes the smart home, connected car, and digital ...

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integrating devices into everyday hardware,cars,houses,trains etc

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The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials - @JackieGerstein

The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials - @JackieGerstein | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
During Connected Educators’ Month I did a virtual presentation on The Mindset of the Maker Education. The description for this presentation was:

Dr. Jackie Gerstein discusses why we are in a perfect storm for maker education and the maker mindset–new skills and roles (many of which you probably already have on your internal desk)–with a self-assessment to help you determine how maker-ready you are, and what you need to do if you want to get there…

What follows are the slide deck and some of the graphics-Thinglinks I created around this topic.

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Gerschuny wrote about the DIY trends in society before but the technology has eventuated it in embryo.

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We Learn Through Stories- @dkuropatwa

Slides to support a workshop at the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston, MA. 15 July 2015. How can we make learning sticky using powerful storyt…

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storytelling is part of global culture. Some stories -eg about maintaining global peace and looking after our communal world environment,are better than others currently floating around 

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 15, 2015 3:53 PM

#Storytelling #STEM #STEAM #Learning

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, August 17, 2015 5:52 AM

Make it personal - tell your story - make it matter

Carlos Silva's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:07 AM

añada su visión ...

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Loopster - Free Online Video Editor

Loopster  - Free Online Video Editor | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Download Loopster iPhone/iPad video editing app to create social media, education, and professional presentation videos. Shoot, edit, carve, splice, add text comments, slow-motion effect, etc. with Loopster video editing app.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 12, 2014 9:22 AM

Loopster lets you edit your videos on your PC as well as your iPad or iPhone. You can crop, rotate, zoom your video, add sound effects, music and text, insert video fragments etc.

Free plan with 3 GB of cloud storage.

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video editor

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Presentious - share live presentations

Presentious - share live presentations | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

Presentious turns your live presentations into recordings that pair your audio with each slide. It’s a novel, yet powerful format that combines the narrative structure of slides with the context of commentary.


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Presentations

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Great Polling Tools Teachers Must Explore - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great Polling Tools Teachers Must Explore - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

 whether you are Prasanna Bharti: Polling is the best way to collect student’s feedback. With the access to technology polling has become easy and teachers can create amazing polls for their classroom with these amazing tools.


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worth reviewing whether you are a tech expert or amateur

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 19, 2014 2:16 PM

Here's a recent 'round up' article on polling tools. Dig in to find one that fits your needs. 

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Edutopia: Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2014 8:56 PM

Best practices, Netiquette, Time Management tips... all in one sweet pdf package.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 4, 2014 3:05 AM

lots of good stuff here

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 4, 2014 12:55 PM

A PDF with tons of great insights. 

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EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons

EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

 


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tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:04 AM

Edpuzzle -> Add voice or embed questions to ease your students understanding. 

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The Power of Networks | World Economic Forum 2012

The Power of Networks | World Economic Forum 2012 | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.

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Erika Harrison's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:43 PM

"*Nowadays, any organization should employ network scientists/analysts who are able to map and analyse complex systems that are of importance to the organization (e.g. the organization itself, its activities, a country’s economic activities, transportation networks, research networks).

 

*Interconnectivity is beneficial but also brings in vulnerability: if you and I are connected we can share resources; meanwhile your problems can become mine and vice versa.

 

*The concept of “crystallized imagination” refers to things that are first in our head and then become reality. This concept can be turned into network applied research on economic complexity of a country’s economic activities and development prospects".

Jason Leong's curator insight, November 6, 2014 9:23 PM

Network science — the mapping and visualisation of the networked systems that make up our society, economies, and organisations — is set to become the new tool for informing design. (It's about time!)

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Retail to e-Tail – Digital Isn't Just About e-Commerce

Retail to e-Tail – Digital Isn't Just About e-Commerce | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
With the continued growth of e-Commerce, is the high street really dying? This was a poignant questi (With the continued growth of ecommerce is the high street really dying?

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Phase shift in what folk will go outdoors for it seems.

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WillesdenGreen Town Team's curator insight, March 22, 2014 2:34 PM

Well is the High street really dying? If the state of our high street is anything to go by, then the answer is yes. I've seen more closures this year in the 'main' shopping area and no new lets except in our pop-up. This is bad news if we don't go digital...

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The future lies in uncertainty

 

Statisticians have celebrated a lot recently. 2013 marked the 300th anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi, which used probability theory to explore the properties of statistics as more observations were taken. It was also the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bayes' essay on how humans can sequentially learn from experience, steadily updating their beliefs as more data become available (1). And it was the International Year of Statistics (2). Now that the bunting has been taken down, it is a good time to take stock of recent developments in statistical science and examine its role in the age of Big Data.
Much enthusiasm for statistics hangs on the ever-increasing availability of large data sets, particularly when something has to be ranked or classified. These situations arise, for example, when deciding which book to recommend, working out where your arm is when practicing golf swings in front of a games console, or (if you're a security agency) deciding whose private e-mail to read first. Purely data-based approaches, under the title of machine-learning, have been highly successful in speech recognition, real-time interpretation of moving images, and online translation.

 

The future lies in uncertainty
. D. J. Spiegelhalter

Science 18 July 2014:
Vol. 345 no. 6194 pp. 264-265
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1251122


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Complexity Digest's curator insight, July 18, 2014 6:25 PM

“Predicting the past is very easy. Predicting the future is not so easy” -Ignacio Méndez

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 31, 2014 3:20 AM

 ay seem banal comment but uncertainty,ambiguity and surprise are increasingly core features in the world today in the second machine age and the internet of things has arrived

Claude Emond's curator insight, August 3, 2014 8:01 PM

Not much to say here about that! You cannot predict the future. You can influence it though ! :)