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5 Ways for Students to Create Audio Slideshows

5 Ways for Students to Create Audio Slideshows | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Somewhere between a PowerPoint presentation and a full-fledged video is the audio slideshow. Creating audio slideshows can be a good way to add meaning to slides that otherwise might not mean much without a presenter. Here are some ways that students can create audio slideshows.


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Danielle Annick Le Pape's curator insight, January 2, 2014 8:55 PM

slideshows avec son

InFLE-InELE 's curator insight, January 3, 2014 11:32 AM

Créer des présentations agrémentées avec du son

Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, January 3, 2014 6:03 PM

A practical guide to creating audio slideshows . . . great for teachers and anyone wanting to learn how to enhance their PowerPoint and other presentations.

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Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides

Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
If you are a user of Google Slides presentation tool you may want to take it to the next step and create your own templates instead of always using the default theme. One reason to do this is for s...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:35 AM

A must-read article for those who use Google Slides to create presentations. Learning how to create your own templates will give your creativity more ways of manifestation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 25, 2013 12:34 PM

Créate your presentations templares un Google sites.

Training in Business's curator insight, December 27, 2013 11:07 AM

Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides

 

#googledocs 

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App Collections on Pinterest

App Collections on Pinterest | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

A group of instructional coaches and tech specialists from IU12 in South-Central Pennsylvania have been collaboratively posting apps using Pinterest. Check them out!


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Two Guys and Some iPads: 8 Tech Tools We're Thankful For!

Two Guys and Some iPads: 8 Tech Tools We're Thankful For! | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

In the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

 - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/11/tech-tools-were-thankful-for.html#sthash.cexIpzgH.dpufIn the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

 - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/11/tech-tools-were-thankful-for.html#sthash.cexIpzgH.dpufIn the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

 - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/11/tech-tools-were-thankful-for.html#sthash.cexIpzgH.dpufIn the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.

 - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/11/tech-tools-were-thankful-for.html#sthash.cexIpzgH.dpuf


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Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone

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Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.

>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).

>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.

>Export your movies and share them with the world.

>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.


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Ranjan Munshi's curator insight, January 5, 2014 6:50 AM

The story of Fishing Village

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:02 AM

Since Xtranormal ceased trading last year .. I have searched the web for a replacement without much success.  However, Plotagon runs a good close second; it is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

I am piloting it now it's completely free and currently in beta stage, but you can start using it right now.


Patrizia Tirel's curator insight, January 30, 2014 12:07 PM

not tested yet....

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:45 AM

Student engagement about to be launched with this approach.

Charles David Chalmers's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:17 AM

Looks good so far.

 

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The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun

The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Yes, strong literacy skills help students get good grades and, eventually, good jobs. But schools shouldn't forget to emphasize the joy of getting lost in a book.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 16, 2013 11:49 AM

and this is where your school librarian fits in...

BJ Neary's curator insight, November 17, 2013 8:18 PM

A great article, let kids read what they want and it will benefit them throughout their lives.

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Teacher’s Guide to Using Twitter in the Classroom - ExamTime

Teacher’s Guide to Using Twitter in the Classroom - ExamTime | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

This guide brings together some of the best tips on using Twitter in the classroom. We’ve sourced some of the best education blogs from the web to bring you these useful resources from influential bloggers. Our tips come from Jeff Dunn from Edudemic and Christopher Pappas from eLearning Industry plus other education bloggers who really know what they are talking about.


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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 15, 2013 1:24 PM

Essential reading to make Twitter for learning more effective.

Dr. Francisco Raso's curator insight, November 17, 2013 8:58 PM

Para un uso más responsable de Twitter en el aula...

karin arentsen's curator insight, November 27, 2013 8:34 PM

Comme je ne sais rien de twitter, mais les élèves l'utilisent souvent... Ce site donne plusieurs idées comment utiliser twitter en classe. 

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Preparing for STEM Lessons on Coding with Hopscotch for iPad

Preparing for STEM Lessons on Coding with Hopscotch for iPad | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"This evening I’ve been playing with the free iPad app “Hopscotch,” which I’m planning to use for a four part / two week introductory unit on coding on the iPad with my 4th and 5th grade STEM students. (@iesSTEM) I’ve worked quite a bit with Scratch software from MIT, but this is my first time to “seriously play” with Hopscotch. Hopscotch is similar to Scratch, as a block-based (or icon-based) programming environment, but it is MUCH more limited with fewer available coding blocks. Despite these limitations, it appears to be a great app to use when introducing students to coding. And, it’s FREE! Since I have an iPad cart to use with students in my STEM classroom, but not full-day access to one of our school’s Windows-based computer labs, an iPad-based coding solution / app like Hopscotch is preferable for me now over Scratch. (Scratch is still flash-based, so although it’s web-based it doesn’t work completely on iPads. I’ve tried using Scratch on flash-friendly iPad browser apps like iSwifter and Puffin, but haven’t found the experience very good… yet.)"


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The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Andrew Man's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:27 AM

Awesome visual about the 5 rules of storytelling.

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12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought

12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"Recently on westXdesign–via scoopit–we found an interesting graphic about naming 12 principles of collaboration.

 

Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication). However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal.

 

The following principles of collaboration (seemingly created for businesses but clearly applicable to learning) push that idea a bit further–with some important emphases on the individual, including:"

 


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Alicia Alcaraz's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:12 PM

The importance of collaboration in learning. To be taken into account when teaching

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:13 AM

Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset required.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:15 AM

Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset teachers and school leaders must adopt. Shared belief is everything.

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Tech It Up with the Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits Volume VIII: September 2013

Tech It Up with the Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits Volume VIII: September 2013 | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Get your tech on with the latest Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits List featuring another new line-up of “cool tools” that will rock your classroom!

Whether you’re looking for an app-tivity, an engaging project or a new way to incorporate technology into your classroom, you’ll surely find a resource or two to help you “tech it up”.


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

The key to successful technology integration is the efficient use of digital tools tools that are appropriate for the task. Technology provides us all with the ability to develop our own toolkit of flexible resources for use when needed. Here is a toolkit I assembled that is filled with tools I frequently use for designing flexible student-driven learning experiences. Starting with a good toolkit is essential.


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Laura Briggs's curator insight, July 29, 2013 8:03 PM

Tools for flexible student-driven learning experiences!

Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:45 PM

Special thanks to Susan Oxnevad for sharing this Thinglink project providing 10 recommended resources that many educators may not be familiar with for the classroom. 

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Why Kids Should Be Playing Outside During Recess | Education | HuffPost.com

Why Kids Should Be Playing Outside During Recess | Education | HuffPost.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Not all recesses were created equally.

 

According to a new study out of Washington University in St. Louis, urban public school children get more exercise when given the opportunity to play outside during recess, as opposed to having to play indoors in a school gym or classroom.

 

The study compared how much exercise 106 St. Louis students in second grade through fifth grade got when they had outdoor recess, indoor recess in a gym and indoor recess in a classroom.

 

The results showed that students took the most steps and attained the highest heart rate when they played outside; they got the least exercise when they played inside of a classroom. For example, when playing outside during recess, boys took 1,281 steps, as compared to the 378 steps they took during indoor recess in a classroom.

 

The children in the study only had physical education several times a week, so on some days, recess was their only opportunity to exercise, study co-author Susan B. Racette told The Huffington Post over the phone.

 

“In Missouri we have daily recess, but it might be inside in the gym, or if gym isn’t available, in the classroom,” Racette said. "We wanted to quantify how much activity the students are actually getting.”

 

Racette told HuffPost that she thinks the study proves that schools need to come up with viable ways for children to get exercise if outdoor recess is not possible.

 

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KatieMacDonald's curator insight, January 14, 2014 9:34 PM

Something to consider...

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for the Future

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for the Future | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 16, 2013 4:54 AM

This is an excellent infographic that explains the research-based skills required of students (American, but still quite relevant). 

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Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' - Edudemic

Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' - Edudemic | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel takes an expanded approach Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and offers 62 iPad apps that fit into the organized chaos that is Bloom's.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 15, 2013 1:55 PM

 Ipadagogy Wheel - the Visual learner in me LOVES this!

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Nick Hester's curator insight, December 3, 2013 2:56 PM

Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 2014 10:08 PM

I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 2014 8:57 PM

Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » At-A-Glance Ed-Tech Tutorials

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » At-A-Glance Ed-Tech Tutorials | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 19, 2013 3:57 PM

SQUEE!

I'm a total fangirl for Jamie & she has honored me by highlighting my comic tutorials! So pretty much a piece of shameless self promotion for me to Scoop this - but I couldn't help meself!

 

Honestly, @edutech20 is a must follow!

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Three Keys to Implementing the Common Core Standards

Three Keys to Implementing the Common Core Standards | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

In this post, we share three qualities that we think are paramount to good teaching, particularly good Common Core aligned instruction.


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:47 PM

Critcal thinking, communication, and collaboration are the critical components.

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Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design

Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print; website banners, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:06 AM

A cool new free browser-based tool for designing all kinds of visual products including presentations.

 

Many thanks to Alfredo Corell for the suggestion.

Training in Business's curator insight, November 15, 2013 2:44 PM

Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design

 

Margaret Watrous's curator insight, January 9, 2014 8:47 PM

A cool new free browser-based tool for designing all kinds of visual products including presentations.

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Infographic of the Week: 27 Ways to Be An Effective Teacher

Infographic of the Week: 27 Ways to Be An Effective Teacher | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

OK, your yearly evaluation indicates that you’re a highly qualified, effective teacher, but let’s face it—there’s always room for improvement, right? So, how can you kick things up a notch in your classroom? Ever think of incorporating some social media or music into your lessons? Or how about conducting an experiment? Encouraging out-of-the-box thinking sounds pretty cool too!

 

All of these suggestions for becoming a more effective classroom teacher—plus 23 more—can be found on the infographic shown below. Good stuff so be sure to check it out!


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50 Core Documents | Teaching American History

50 Core Documents | Teaching American History | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Our list of 50 Core Documents invites teachers and citizens alike to join in this American political dialogue. And because these documents can help citizens better understand the true principles of liberty and acquire the prudence needed to apply them in the varying circumstances of American politics, we consider them to be essential reading for high school students, who will have the responsibility of sustaining and administering our republic in the future.


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Tom Perran's curator insight, November 11, 2013 11:49 AM
50 of the most important primary source documents for the #social studies classroom
cameron kopp's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:19 PM

This is a very cool site which contains 50 documents from American History.  I would use this in my history classroom because many of this documents are covered, and necessary in a high school history class.  I would use this site to study some of the documents with the students, as well as a reference that the students can go back to outside of the classroom.

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The NextGen Glog Is Now Fully Replacing the Classic Glog

The NextGen Glog Is Now Fully Replacing the Classic Glog | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Creation of New Classic Glogs Will Be Unavailable Starting This Week As you are probably aware, some time ago we introduced the NextGen Glog Editor as a successor to the original Classic Glog Edito...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:19 PM

Creating your posters or presentations on Glogster is going to change this week as you won't be able to use the old, classic editor any more. It will be replaced by the NextGen Glog editor.

In the post you can find out what will happen to your old glogs.

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Trick or Tweet These Spook-tacular Halloween Resources

Trick or Tweet These Spook-tacular Halloween Resources | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Looking for some fun activities to celebrate Halloween in your classroom? Then look no further! Listed below are some really spook-tacular collections of educational Halloween resources that are sure to creep out your students—in a good way, of course!

 

Whether it’s writing prompts, science experiments, Halloween candy math, Edgar Allan Poe videos or haunted vocabulary, there’s something ghostly awaiting you!


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Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Every Monday, my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board. We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down.

 

Good, now you know it. Test on Friday and never for those 25 words to be seen again. Poof. Old school, yes. Mundane task, yes. Did it work? I don't remember. Probably not.


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