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How to create a captivating presentation

Presentations are a powerful medium that can quickly disseminate information and help teach people new ideas. Unfortunately not every slide deck is effective at

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:12 PM

The presentation has good points, but it needs fewer than 78 slides.

Susan Daniels's comment, June 24, 2013 9:42 PM
Thank you for this scoop. It has given me both inspiration and ideas! Warmly, Susan
Olga Boldina's comment, June 25, 2013 4:49 AM
Удач и успехов, Сьюзан!
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VOA Special English: read along on YouTube

VOA Special English: read along on YouTube | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:04 PM

VOA Special English - karaoke-style videos where each word is highlighted in turn as the speaker reads.  This one is an agricultural report.

 

While these videos certainly support autonomous language practice, some imagination is required to make them effective for learning.  I suppose minimally a teacher would need to make sure the text was comprehensible, but I'm not sure what a good task or learning activity would look like either.

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Cideb - Black Cat Publishing - eBooks

Black Cat and Cideb graded readers are now available as digitally enhanced books, fully interactive with integrated images and sounds for your smartphone and tablet.
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121writing.com - fast, high quality feedback for writing

Whether your students are in Korea or across town, for the first time it is possible to coach students with their writing as though you were face to face. And unlike Skype, your students get a permanent copy of your feedback to reference in the future.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:17 PM

I looked at this program. If you add this to Google hangouts it becomes a very powerful teaching tool.

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:16 AM

Want to give an effective feedback using G-DRIVE? Explore this tool:

Cynthia (Cindy) DePoy's comment, July 3, 2013 1:03 PM
Somehow I find Jing less intrusive than any Google product that asks for access to my private e-mail information. Maybe I'm just being naive.
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Consumer Education - Teaching Resources | Consumer Classroom

Consumer Education - Teaching Resources | Consumer Classroom | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
Consumer Classroom is a Community Website for Teachers bringing together an Extensive Library of Consumer Education Teaching Resources from across the EU.
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Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology: How High Are You Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology?

Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology: How High Are You Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology? | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

"As the world continues to change, technology continues to change as well. Not only is it important for us as educators to teach our students how to use technology, but it is even more important for us to use it in a way that is seamlessly integrated so our students can learn the content, material, and skills that they need to learn.  This is Education Technology Integration. "


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Tom Perran's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:23 AM

the key word here iis "seamless"

Jan Eade's curator insight, June 4, 2013 1:07 AM

A useful and reflective article which makes the point using reference to SAMR, TPACK and Blooms that teachers need to learn how to use the technology at a deeper level and then how to integrate it into their lessons to engage students and enhance their learning.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 5, 2013 7:07 AM

WHICH RUNG ARE YOU ON.....

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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications.


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SlideHunter's comment, June 7, 2013 1:17 PM
Hi Baiba. We are aware about the campaigns anti PowerPoint and decided to be proactive and offer some nice diagrams for free download from our website, here is hte link http://slidehunter.com/powerpoint-templates/
Baiba Svenca's comment, June 7, 2013 4:07 PM
Thanks for this link, SlideHunter!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:42 AM

by Richard Byrne

 

his suggestions about PowerPoint alternatives (browser and mobile applications)

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Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+ | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

It’s about time you give some love to Google+, a social media platform set to attract more people not only because of its new dressed up interface, but also by the recent features added.

 

Google+ is obviously betting big on photos as it launches its ability to “auto awesome” images uploaded to it. Its mobile app came through with its refreshing updates as well. All in all, it has been a very active month for Google+ and the new wave of features is projected to increase its social networking share.

Now here’s an infographic ready to turn anyone who’s willing to make the jump an instant Google+ savvy user.


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Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, July 18, 2013 8:23 PM

It is now far more better!

Athena Catedral's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:52 AM

Succinct cheat sheet for Google + posting

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 1:47 PM

Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

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Why Blogging Matters? #infographic #contentmarketing #blogging

Why Blogging Matters? #infographic #contentmarketing #blogging | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

Whether you have created a website because you own a small business, you want to support one of your hobbies, or you are becoming interested in affiliate marketing, there is one thing that you need that is content. One of the easiest ways you can add content to your webpage is through the addition of a blog. This infographic explains why blogging matters?


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Esther Turón Perez 's comment, June 25, 2013 3:28 PM
Thanks too for Ally, Help Traduzioni,Malek,Michelle,Bart and MCatherine. Cheers!
Sandrine Muir-B.'s curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:14 AM

Still, many see blogs as very time consuming and don't know where to start. I think its worth the effort and you should start sooner than later! Thanks for the great infographics!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:16 PM

Why Blogging Matters? #infographic #contentmarketing #blogg

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Cleverlize - Mobile Learning made by YOU

Cleverlize - Mobile Learning made by YOU | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

We want your students to be able to use your apps anywhere and at any time, eg also on the plane, on trains or busses. Therefore, users of your native apps can download the contents directly on their smartphones or tablets and use your apps even without data connection.


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Let's Learn IT's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:20 AM

Wow -this is what I have been waiting for for a very long time!

Lucja's comment, July 27, 2013 5:13 AM
I have been waiting for something like that
FutureITouch's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:08 AM

www.iclothproducts.com

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Learnclick makes creating online tests quick and easy

Learnclick makes creating online tests quick and easy | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

At http://www.learnclick.com it is very simple to create quizzes. For gap-filling exercises (so-called cloze tests) you just mark the words with your mouse. Learnclick.com also lets you generate drag & drop, drop down and matching exercises. You can insert images, video and sound into your quizzes. Share the quizzes with your students and view detailed statistics on how well your students performed. It is the ideal tool for language teachers.


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EiriniKaragiorgaki's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:44 AM

Παίρνει ελληνικά ...δεν είναι δωρεάν :(

AnnaB's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:24 AM

add your insight...

 
Lucja's comment, August 26, 2013 5:56 PM
what's a pity that free trial is only for three days
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Vobok - Audio broadcast app

Vobok - Audio broadcast app | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

Share what you have to say to your followers. Give news, updates, advice, tips, tricks, previews, and more. Share with Facebook and Twitter, and support your broadcasts with trending Topics and imagery.


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Susan's comment, May 23, 2013 3:02 AM
Great for oral and listening practice
RitaZ's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:48 AM

Good for listening and speaking practice!

kathy dressel's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:30 AM

add to list of free apps

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With Google Play For Education, Google Looks To Challenge Apple’s Dominance In The Classroom | TechCrunch

With Google Play For Education, Google Looks To Challenge Apple’s Dominance In The Classroom | TechCrunch | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
Google I/O, the company's sixth annual developer conference, got officially underway in San Francisco on Wednesday, and it was an eventful day.
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2 PowerPoint 2013 secrets

2 PowerPoint 2013 secrets | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
I just gave a webinar on upgrading to PowerPoint 2013, explaining all the new features and how to use them. During the webinar, I discussed 2 features that I realized are so hard to find that I really should share them with everyone.

In PowerPoint 2010 and earlier, when you chose Insert > Clip Art, you could specify that you wanted only photographs. You did that in the Clip Art task pane from the Results Should Be drop-down list, as you see here.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:53 AM

Two great tips for working more efficiently with PowerPoint 2013 regarding image search and adjusting colours of objects.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 13, 2013 5:43 AM

Often we underuse the tools we have easy access to. Here's one way to avoid tnat.

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How to translate a video on dotSUB | Amara

How to translate a video on dotSUB | Amara | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
How to translate a video on dotSUB | Amara

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, June 7, 2013 1:50 PM

Nice tool for language learners: subtitling videos, translating into and out of English.

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Edumorfosis

Edumorfosis | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

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María Margarita Flores Collazo's curator insight, December 13, 2012 12:52 PM

Blog del profesor Antonio Delgado de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo. Ofrece noticias de eventos, análisis, recursos, etcétera, relacionados con las Nuevas Tecnologías de la Educación.

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Startific | Your Cloud Homepage

Startific | Your Cloud Homepage | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
The startpage that connects and organize all your favorite links, bookmarks, social networks, favorite online services, into one single beautiful interface.

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Pablo Barrios's curator insight, June 13, 2013 1:12 PM

Una opción a herramientas como Symbaloo para la creación de PLEs. Es bastante visual y tiene un para de caracteríticas que la hacen versátil. Interesante hacer una evaluación personal de la misma, para determinar su potencia, ventajas y oportunidades

Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:15 PM

organise your cloud

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, July 13, 2013 4:13 AM

The today’s classroom is changing. From when the school bell rings to study sessions that last well into the night, students are demanding more technology services from their schools. It’s important not only to keep pace with their evolving needs, but also to prepare them for the demands of the workplace tomorrow.

At the same time, education institutions are under increasing pressure to deliver more for less, and they need to find ways to offer rich, affordable services and tools. The results of the global financial crisis are visible all-around.  Those educators who can deliver these sophisticated communications environments, including the desktop applications that employers use today, will be helping their students find better jobs and greater opportunities in the future.

Cloud computing can help provide those solutions. It’s a network of computing resources—located just about anywhere—that can be shared. They bring to education a range of options not found in traditional IT models. In fact, the integration of software and assets you own with software and services in the cloud provides you with new choices for balancing system management, cost, and security while helping to improve services.

What’s in the cloud? Much of what’s on your desktop or in your data center right now. For example, e-mail in the cloud is, in many cases, free for schools and universities that need to upgrade legacy systems and expand services. The cloud helps ensure that students, teachers, faculty, parents, and staff have on-demand access to critical information using any device from anywhere. Both public and private institutions can use the cloud to deliver better services, even as they work with fewer resources. By sharing IT services in the cloud, your education institution can outsource noncore services and better concentrate on offering students, teachers, faculty, and staff the essential tools to help them succeed. The cloud is a bridge from the desktop to a world of devices, from the average on-campus school day to remote services anywhere and anytime. As much excitement as there is in cloud computing, it is just one piece of a technology landscape that spans from the on-premise data center to the cloud and reaches people through the computer, Web, and phone. By cloud computing, you are able to plan your long-term, data center strategy and as a result High Education Institutions i.e. Universities can benefit from opportunities in the cloud. The cloud has the power to drastically advance the goals of the educational system: to make it easier for institutions to empower their students to succeed while at the same time cutting costs and expanding accessibility. The cloud is poised to revolutionize the educational sector, and schools and learning institutions would be wise not to write off the cloud as just a business tool. The future opportunities for success or failure of students could rest in the cloud.

Using the cloud means low-cost; schools no longer have the heavy expense of dealing first-hand with their data storage and can instead devote their limited resources to purchasing effective digital eLearning resources. A cluster classroom is a regular mainstream classroom in which a small group or cluster of students with gifted identification are placed together. The classroom teacher has the skills necessary to meet the needs of gifted learners. Cloud computing is changing the ways people do personal learning, interactive learning and many-to-many learning, in the primary, secondary and higher education spheres

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Twitter Just Made It Easier To Obsessively Tweak Your Profile | TechCrunch

Twitter Just Made It Easier To Obsessively Tweak Your Profile | TechCrunch | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
I don't know anyone who thought the process of editing their Twitter profile was just too complex -- talk about first world problems -- but they're surely out there somewhere and working themselves into a tizzy over a recent announcement made by...
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9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
What are the kinds of a tools a 21st century teacher should be expected to master? Here are 9.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:12 PM

I find the more I use Evernote the more uses I find for it.

Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:30 PM

explore em.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:34 PM

Of the 9 tools I've never used Pocket. It seems to be a feed that emails you, similar to scoop.it maybe but I'll have to check it out to know for sure.

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The best PowerPoint trick you don't know about

The best PowerPoint trick you don't know about | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
PowerPoint has some amazing drawing tools that lets you create all kinds of illustrations. But sometimes it can be frustrating when you group text with an object to create an image because when you...

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AnnaB's curator insight, June 5, 2013 2:44 AM

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:29 AM

A neverendingstory of amazing tools to improve Powerpoint.

 

Has prezi killed the Slide-star???

Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 7, 2013 6:39 AM

Really interesting information!

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Emaze - create amazing presentations

Emaze - create amazing presentations | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

Emaze vision – to change the way people create presentations through a simple, fully automated process that generate powerful and engaging showcases.


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Two Pens's curator insight, June 10, 2013 1:13 PM

It's an early beta but looks promising for making more interesting presentations. Not at "swoopy" as Prezi (that's good).

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:27 AM

"Variety is the spice of life"

Maria Zambonino Gordillo's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:00 PM

gracias deseo innovaciones tecnologicas

 

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A Visual Guide to Twitter

A Visual Guide to Twitter | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

This infographic provides a visual guide and a brief synopsis of different uses for Twitter.

It includes information about how Twitter can be used as a tool for information, customer service, networking, business management and website management.


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Carlos Castaño's comment, June 6, 2013 9:48 AM
I'm agree with you.
Alexander Abramov's comment, June 6, 2013 10:23 AM
You put it very nicely
Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:45 PM
A Visual Guide to Twitter
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How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic

How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
Social media posts and videos are cropping up in academic publications more and more. This chart shows just how to cite social media with ease.

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Ian Marc Smith's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:32 AM

Just when we thought Social Media was a fad!

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CloudConvert - convert anything to anything

CloudConvert - convert anything to anything | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 100 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.

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Claire Meehan's curator insight, June 3, 2013 10:23 PM

Kindle to Sony eReader? Hopefully!

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:16 PM

Log in with your G+ account for instant access or mor features/capability!

designandtech's curator insight, July 29, 2013 7:51 PM

Nik always finds great stuff. 

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Scuole turche, Apple contende 10,6 milioni di tablet a Google e Microsoft

Il presidente del consiglio turco Erdogan vista i quartier generali,  di Apple, Google e Microsoft, per trattare l'acquisto di più di 10 milioni di tablet per le scuole del suo paese.
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