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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

You can actually use Twitter in the classroom with Bloom's Taxonomy thanks to this awesome table that details nearly two dozen different ways to integrate the pair!


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:54 PM

Twitter and Bloom's! I'm very very happy right now.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 7:59 PM

This is a great infographic to learn the multiple uses of Twitter for personal and student growth.

Elena Borge's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:58 AM

Try to use Twitter in class #motivation #newways #challenge

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Unpacking the Common Core: Tech Powered Projects

Unpacking the Common Core: Tech Powered Projects | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Earlier today I presented a webinar for Simple K12. I packed a lot of content and resources into the 30 minute presentation so I am publishing the interactive slideshow here. The slideshow has plenty of links to explore. These resources can be viewed at your own pace. 


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Education 3.0: Altering Round Peg in Round Hole Education

Education 3.0: Altering Round Peg in Round Hole Education | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Jackie Gerstein shares her Ignite talk for ISTE 2013 that was recently rejected by the selection committee. Discover Education 3.0!


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:16 AM

After reading this blog, Jackie has articulated a new vision for education where she sees that the "best interests of the learner" needs to come first. I could not agree more. She describes Education 3.0 in this way: "Learners as connectors, creators, constructivists."

 

"Education 3.0 is a constructivist, heutagogical approach to teaching and learning.  The teachers, learners, networks, connections, media, resources, tools create a a unique entity that has the potential to meet individual learners’, educators’, and even societal needs.  Education 3.0 recognizes that each educator’s and student’s journey is unique, personalized, and self-determined.

 

The bottom line, though, is not is what is in the best interests of the teacher, the administration, the politicians.  It is what is in the best interests of the learner.  The student should be central to education – not the content, not the tests, not the standards, not what we think students should know and do.  Teachers did not become teachers to teach to the test, to develop practice tests or worksheets, to work with pre-scripted curriculum to meet standards.  Teachers became teachers to teach students, first and foremost.  The learner needs to be central to all teaching endeavors."

 

Thank you Jackie for sharing this perspective with educators, everywhere!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:01 PM

Esta relacionado con el trabajo que realizan mis estudiantes en el aula.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 8, 2013 6:00 PM

Esta nueva corriente de la educación se supone va a estar más centrada de manera especial sobre la conexión que se establezca entre la producción de los docentes con los alumnos, con un seguimiento más puntual sobre el uso de las herramientas digitales web 2.0, pero me imagino con un expertise cada vez más especializado en cuanto al dominio de las competencias (digitales) de los agentes educativos.

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Shoot, Edit, and Share Videos With the Loopster iPad App

Shoot, Edit, and Share Videos With the Loopster iPad App | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"Loopster is a video editing tool that I first tried as a web app last fall. Recently, I learned that Loopster has a free iPad app. The free iPad app offers all of the same features that are available in the web version of the service. The Loopster iPad app provides a four track editor. There are tracks for video and images, transitions, sounds, and text. You can import images and videos from your iPad’s camera roll or shoot a new video with the app and edit it. On the video editing track you can trim clips and combine clips. On the text track you can add speech bubbles and other text effects. Loopster has a slow motion effect that is available on the iPad app too."


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 31, 2013 5:37 PM

Wow, sounds like a great APP for iPad ad creating digital stories.

Ludmila Smirnova's comment, May 31, 2013 5:42 PM
Thank you for sharing! Sounds like great too!
John Rudkin's curator insight, June 1, 2013 11:41 AM

and it works well....

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43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf

43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
A curated list of recommended free tools, websites & mobile apps for teachers, such as Google Docs, Prezi, Wordle, ClassDojo, TED, Quizlet, YouTube, etc.

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sarah's comment, May 29, 2013 12:32 AM
Ttrès intéressant. Merci, John Evans, pour parteger cet article avec nous.
Mer St.'s curator insight, June 7, 2013 5:12 PM

A lot of info here excelent!

sarah's curator insight, February 25, 3:22 PM

Pour nos programmes

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5 Easy-to-Use Animation Tools for Beginners

5 Easy-to-Use Animation Tools for Beginners | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Looking to create a cool animation? Check out these five easy-to-use tools for making your own animated logos, title sequences and personalized cartoons.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:09 AM

feat. @Xtranormal & my friends @GoAnimate!!

Maria Richards's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:17 PM

Ok teachers you can start here.... It's not too scary!

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Search, Collect and Organize Information Into Visual Learning Boards with Edcanvas


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:50 AM

This looks fantastic!

joanna prieto's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:42 AM

Se ve genial la herramienta, la probaré y les cuento!

@JoannaPrieto

reyhan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:14 AM

EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.

 

Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever content elements you want, including full web pages.

 

EdCanvas boards also offer the ability to easily reposition each item in the collection according to your preferences and it provides a number of pre-set layout options for displaying content in your boards.

 

The strongest feature for EdCanvas is an integrated search engine, which allows you to search for images, websites, video clips across Google, YouTube and Flickr, and lets you grab and drop any relevant result into anyone of your collections. Furthermore Edcanvas can connect directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive giving you access to all of your personal library files.

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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:37 PM

Great for teacher librarians

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Memofon - great mind maps from text

Memofon - great mind maps from text | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Text based mind mapping, learning and note taking tool


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Viacheslav Sniezhkov's comment, May 8, 2013 10:00 AM
Thank you for scooping my application! I'm really glad to see such a great reaction :) Will try to add more useful features soon!
Baiba Svenca's comment, May 8, 2013 11:12 AM
Hi Viacheslav, your tool got what it deserved :) Wish you lots and lots of supporters!
Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, May 18, 2013 11:42 AM

Excellent app for learning how to categorize ideas at primary levels, more visual than text2mindmap . 

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Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement

Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
A recent article in School Library Journal, titled Latest Study: A Full-Time School Librarian Makes a Critical Difference in Boosting Student Achievement, discusses a study finding that school libr...

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, May 1, 2013 4:14 AM

More evidence confirming the importance of teacher librarians in schools

Kris McGlaun's comment, May 1, 2013 7:16 AM
I wonder if its helping. Utah's administrators should read it but will it save many of the school librarians who are going to loose their jobs?
Melinda Miller's comment, May 1, 2013 7:20 AM
Let's hope it is. the more this kind of information gets publicized, the better!
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency...


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gruppo 1 master's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:36 AM

Format: infographic

Target: teachers, learners, researchers

Topic: This learning application is clear, with many academic standards - including the Common Core standards - requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency.

 

Tags: infographic, Mobile learning, Education, MLearning  

Daniel Compton's curator insight, May 23, 2013 12:33 PM

A great source for working on visual literacy

maite collados's curator insight, January 14, 8:24 AM

Las infografías son una herramienta muy útil por su factor visual: en poco espacio y de forma visulamente agradable y atrayente, engloba datos y relaciona conceptos.

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Swipe - simple, easy, elegant presentations

Swipe - simple, easy, elegant presentations | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Swipe is the easiest way to create beautiful presentations on the web. Use any device to present, and share to anyone on any device live. And it's completely free!

Use Swipe on any device with a modern browser to build & deliver presentations.

No apps, no installations. Broadcast live for anyone to see, no matter where they are. Claim a beta invite.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 25, 2013 9:30 AM
Drag & drop to upload media, sprinkle in web content, get a link to share and go live to any audience, anywhere.

 

beta invitation

use it via dropbox...

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 1, 2013 8:28 AM

New option for creating presentations. 

Naomi Bates's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:42 AM

another interesting presentation tool..

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19 Free Presentation Tools to Wow Your Audience

19 Free Presentation Tools to Wow Your Audience | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Looking to take your presentations online? These 20 online presentation tools will help improve your slides so you can wow your audience.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 3, 2013 12:43 PM

Excellent resource, I especially lke the one on Prezi.

Dee Dee Davenport's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:19 AM
Prezi is my favorite.
reuvenwerber's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:16 AM

An annotated listing of presentation tools. Useful

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Atlas of True Names USA, Canada & British Isles | KalMedia.com

Atlas of True Names USA, Canada & British Isles | KalMedia.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated, the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.

The 'True Names' of 3000 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges are displayed on these four fascinating maps, each of which includes a comprehensive index of derivations.


Etymology, (OGr. etymon “true sense” and logos “speech, oration, discourse, word”) is the study of the origin and history of words.

For the first time, the Atlas of True Names uses etymology to give us an unusual insight into familiar geographical names – with intriguing results...

 

Click headline to read more and view maps in detail--


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Debra Cannon's curator insight, June 16, 2013 8:31 AM

This is fascinating... makes me want to revisit places in the U.S.!

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Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic

Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

 

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 2, 2013 8:22 AM

I know I can use this!

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:01 AM

I always needed a fast way to do this. I hope it helps

Danniella Garces's curator insight, October 6, 2013 3:09 PM

las quiero

 

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50 Useful Websites and Apps for Teachers

50 Useful Websites and Apps for Teachers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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5 Tools to Create a Collaborative Classroom | FractusLearning.com

5 Tools to Create a Collaborative Classroom | FractusLearning.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Teachers often focus on tools such as blogs that allow their students to connect to the outside world. This is fantastic because it allows students to see how their learning connects to their ‘real’ lives and helps to bridge the gap between their school and home lives.

 

In order to create a collaborative classroom environment, however, students need to know how to work with each other as well as with people from around the world. There are a number of ways that students can use technology to connect to one another, both while at school and at home, to help create a collaborative environment.

 

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Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing

Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.

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Plus you can check the use permissions/licensing...always important!

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gwynethjones's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:28 AM

@Flickr UPGRADES & FREE Accounts get 1TB or 500K+ Photos! #EdChat #TLChat #MAJOR

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27 Places For Free Textbooks Online

27 Places For Free Textbooks Online | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

This is a listing of 27 sites that legally offer free textbooks and written course material.There is a separate page with links to free audio and video courses.

 

To the best of my knowledge all of the websites listed here offer only content that they are legally entitled to transfer to you. If you find a site listed here that you know illegally offers copyrighted material, please contact me through the site with a link to the infringing content.


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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Plant a Question… Grow an “Answer Garden”

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Plant a Question… Grow an “Answer Garden” | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Maria Richards's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:58 AM

An ever emerging world go images!

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11 Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad

11 Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Mind mapping is a method that works for quite a lot of people. Brain storming, idea mapping, thought generation, think tanks – call it what you will. Traditionally done on large pieces of paper, why not use your iPad to create mind maps? You could use these for your own purposes, or “convert” those large flip charts into a smaller, digital version.


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Daniela Ayala's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:45 AM

Mind mapping for Ipad

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, June 25, 2013 7:43 PM

Great!

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:06 PM

Many are not free apps

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10 Steps to make a Pin using PicMonkey.com - Mary DeMuth

10 Steps to make a Pin using PicMonkey.com - Mary DeMuth | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"This is a ten-step, easy to use tutorial on creating pins that’ll increase your traffic not only to your blog, but also to your facebook page."

 


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 20, 2013 5:58 AM

What a great idea!  Always make sure at least one image on your blog and other social media pages is "pinnable". Marketing yourself!

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Ten Keys to Successful iPad Implementation in the Classroom - PracTutor Community

Ten Keys to Successful iPad Implementation in the Classroom - PracTutor Community | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
PracTutor community lets kids get creative, and get involved. An ecosystem for the exchange of ideas and experiences by Student, for Schools (K-12)

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 30, 2013 1:40 PM

10 key suggestions that make good sense. I like these two in particular - "Remember that in a classroom, iPads aren’t laptops" and "Overcome “There’s an iPad app for that” teaching syndrome".

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

We love Teacher Librarians! This infographic is created by Mia MacMeekin.


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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:23 PM

The Librarian...the most diversified teacher of all!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:14 PM

Great for the library website!

Ana María Correa's curator insight, February 25, 7:59 AM

A really lovely infographic that brings it all home...