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Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool

Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: I used to love the Google contextual mini-browser (the Google Deskbar - 2003), something probably most people today have never seen nor have a memory of, but which in my humble opinion, was one of the best and most useful tools released by Google ever.

 

Well the little mini-search tool is back in a new customized format inside the Google Docs Presentation tool, where you can now easily search for reference, quotes, information and images related to the topic you are working on in your presentation.

 

Search becomes contextual and the relevant information found can be immediately integrated into the work we are creating. (Any information or image you find with the Google Research Tool can be intuitively selected and dragged onto the slide area, where it can be sized and positioned in any way you like.)

 

Each content item found with the Google Research Tool and utilized in your slide content is automatically linked back to its original source to simplify the credit and attribution process.

 

Extremely useful. Especially for quotes and images.

 

More info: http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2481802

 

Try it out now inside your Google Docs / Drive account: https://drive.google.com/

 

 


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Periodic Table of Educational Technology

Periodic Table of Educational Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Get connected with native speakers from around the world to finally & really learn, chat & practice your new language easily! ...and it's FREE! Guaranteed to accelerate your language-learning!
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7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios

7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Digital portfolios are something that are really starting to take off in schools. There are different software programs that will make “portfolios” easy to share, yet do we truly embrace the power that a digital portfolio can bring into our schools? Since it is “digital”, we need to go beyond a portfolio that only represents one year of learning, but can show the progression over time.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 1:08 AM

Some interesting thoughts on portfolios

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 20, 5:19 AM
Quelques bonnes questions à se poser en cas d'utilisation d'un portofolio numérique.
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Ron Martinez, PhD: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays

Ron Martinez, PhD: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students can hear me explain what I am doing and why I am doing it as I provide feedback on how they can improve their written assignments.

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Often, you can do this right in your learning management system. 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 20, 2:19 PM

This article may open your eyes to the power of time-shifting your writing conferences using technology.  I regularly use screencasting to provide in context feedback on student portfolios. 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 21, 11:10 PM

Online or face to face or online... screencasting is a skill to develop!

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British library makes over a million images available for use

British library makes over a million images available for use | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them bac
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service.

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Some great tips here!
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 2, 9:13 PM

Take a peek. You'll be surprised what you learn. (I was!)

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Take a peek. You'll be surprised what you learn. (I was!)

Lee Hall's curator insight, August 4, 10:52 AM
I love voice typing it is super fast. 
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Why academics should make time for social media

Why academics should make time for social media | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Andy Miah, chair in science communication and future media at the University of Salford, on why academics should maintain their online presence

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Interesting read. 
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 19, 2:49 AM
De wereld van vandaag...
Stephen Dale's curator insight, August 19, 5:04 AM
Ignoring social media is like ignoring email in 1994. It is defining how a new generation connects with each other, for whom email – as we grew up with it – doesn’t even exist.
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4 Resolutions for the New Semester

I want to be a better teacher this year than I was last year. Here’s what I plan to do differently.
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A good quick read for the start of the new school year. 
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Why You Should be Grading Student Participation in Online Discussion

Why You Should be Grading Student Participation in Online Discussion | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In online teaching I favor graded participation in discussion rooms. It enhances and fosters learning, while also increasing student-to-student engagement.

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Kit Nielsen's curator insight, August 15, 9:38 AM
Interesting food for thought! 
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Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers

Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The new Amazon site will offer free lesson plans, teaching modules and other digital resources for educators.
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Could be quite interesting. 
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'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete'

'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete' | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One undeniable fact about teaching is that teachers not only need to be masters of content within their subject area, but they must also be masters of education as a subject. Another undeniable fact is that neither of those subject areas looks the same as when any teacher first mastered them.

One effect of the integration of technology into our society is that change in almost everything is happening at a pace never before experienced by mankind. As much as some people may yearn for the simpler times of the past, life will continue to move forward as the natural order of society requires.

The influence of additional information on any subject often affects how we deal with that subject. Once we had more information on the effects of smoking, smoking habits of millions of people changed. Once we learned what we now understand about the benefits of physical activity, several sports related industries were spawned. Once we learned what we now know of communication, music and print industries disappeared while being replaced with better in many ways.

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Great article. Worth a read. 
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, June 24, 2:39 PM
All of today's(and tomorrow's) teachers have to have and use a full technological toolbox. Technology expertise should be required as much as content and pedagogy skills.
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8 Free Mind Map Tools & How to Best Use Them

8 Free Mind Map Tools & How to Best Use Them | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For an office worker, a mind map can be a solo brainstorming tool or a collaborative idea collection. In the right hands, a simple mind map can help make better decisions.
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I was looking for a program that would allow me to export for free. There are a couple on this list. 
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The 2016 Dean's List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs

The 2016 Dean's List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blogging about the hottest education technology issues, these admin all-stars, IT gurus, education community experts and classroom leaders have proven their worth to their peers.
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I don't have time to keep up with 50 blogs! This is a great list, though, if you are looking for 1 or 2 to add to your reading list. 
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EdSurge Independent

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Student voices rethinking higher education | Powered by EdSurge HigherEd | Contributor’s opinions are their own
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A space for students to critically reflect on higher education. Interesting. 
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Common Misconceptions of Teaching with Technology

Common Misconceptions of Teaching with Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
All of the above misconceptions promote a sense of fear among educators and impede the adaption of educational technology. But we can’t turn a blind eye to the fact that technology is going to pervade into every aspects of education and changes, both subtle and disruptive, are inevitable. Teachers, technologists and other stakeholders such as government should work together and make the best use of technology to improve teaching and learning and prepare our children for the future.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 20, 11:53 AM

Some good points.

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Gamification doesn’t mean developing games and there’s more!

Gamification doesn’t mean developing games and there’s more! | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Games, Simulations, Game-based Learning, Gamification. Are they all the same?

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How to Embed a YouTube Video with Sound Muted

How to Embed a YouTube Video with Sound Muted | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learn how to embed a YouTube video that autoplay but the sound is muted. The YouTube video will automatically play when the webpage is loaded but with the volume set to 0.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 29, 1:27 AM

Useful to know if you are building online courses.

Amin Neghavati's curator insight, August 29, 9:04 PM
A muted video on your blog or in your online course
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It’s Time to Ditch Our Deadlines

It’s Time to Ditch Our Deadlines | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Why you should stop penalizing your students for submitting work late.



Strict deadlines only serve to reproduce the inequalities of access and inclusion that universities are trying so hard to correct.

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Interesting article with an even more interesting conversation in the comments section. I think there is an important point to make about deadlines reproducing inequality because the burden falls harder on non-traditional students. 
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Nik Peachey's Educational Technology Newsletter - August 18th 2016

Nik Peachey's Educational Technology Newsletter - August 18th 2016 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this newsletter I have links to 7 new educational tools and 7 of the most interesting learning and tech related articles and ebooks.

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Always worth checking out. 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 19, 3:01 AM

My latest free edtech newsletter.

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Teachable: Create and Sell Your Own Online Courses

Teachable: Create and Sell Your Own Online Courses | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teachable gives 10,000+ course creators everything they need to build engaging and profitable online courses. Try us out, we're free to use.

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Free to try. I'd want to make sure my course was something that wasn't readily available on free platforms before putting in time and energy, though. 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 13, 1:12 AM

This is a great free platform for creating your own online courses. Using the free plan you still have access to all features of the platform, but pay 10% on any courses that you sell.

Amin Neghavati's curator insight, August 14, 7:46 AM
Create your own online courses
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Gamification doesn’t mean developing games and there’s more!

Gamification doesn’t mean developing games and there’s more! | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Games, Simulations, Game-based Learning, Gamification. Are they all the same?

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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation software for your classroom? Check out our list of 21 top presentation tools for teachers.

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Great article! I use a few of these. There are a few interesting ones I have yet to try. 
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Ofra Ofri's curator insight, July 11, 11:43 PM
כלים מעניינים, לא רק למורה אלא גם לתלמיד
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 16, 7:00 AM
This is a great update on 21 presentation resources that can be used in your learning and teaching environments.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 19, 3:03 PM
At least read the descriptions and see if any will provide you the tool you are looking for. You will already be familiar with a few tools but a couple of others might interest you.
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Chalkmotion - Engage with Simple Drawings

Chalkmotion - Engage with Simple Drawings | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
create animated doodle slideshows

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This is a cool tool for creating and recording simple drawings for presentations. 
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 28, 8:15 AM
Looking forward to playing with this one!
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​Five Ways Teachers Can Use Video Chat in the Classroom

​Five Ways Teachers Can Use Video Chat in the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Unless you work in a Waldorf school where smartphones are banned, chances are you’ve seen your students video chat with friends when their time might be better spent working on homework. Video chat can, however, support classroom learning. It’s not impossible.Video technology has changed quite a bit

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Only four apply to higher ed, but includes some good reminders. 
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Jean-Claude Domenjoz's curator insight, June 24, 1:35 AM
L'application Periscope peut être utilisée pour mener des projets pédagogiques avec le smartphone des élèves (byod).
Courtney Calhoun's curator insight, June 26, 1:35 PM

This article gives great ideas on how to incorporate video chat into the classroom. My favorite is having more guest speakers. My students love when they can learn something from someone other than their teacher. It would make accessing speakers from all over the globe possible. 

Jasmine Villarreal's curator insight, July 19, 5:10 PM
Now, with technology becoming more and more relevant, it isn't surprising that Video chats can be used in the classroom. At first I did not know how until I read this article. What really surprised me was that it can even be used to help with parent-teacher conferences when they have no time to come into the classroom.
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Blended Learning Toolkit

Blended Learning Toolkit | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Abstract

The Blended Learning Toolkit supports the course redesign approach, and interest in its openly available clearinghouse of online tools, strategies, curricula, and other materials to support the adoption of blended learning continues to grow. When the resource originally launched in July 2011, 20 AASCU institutions used it, but now universities, colleges, and K–12 schools from around the world access the Blended Learning Toolkit.

This grantee profile from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provides at-a-glance information, course model design details, grant project activities, results and outcomes, participant impressions, next steps, and additional resources.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 4, 1:38 PM

Strong research based toolkit for blended learning.

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This is a good model, easily adapted for higher education.
 
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Russian Icons, Greek Vases and German Code: The Maker Movement Goes to College 

Russian Icons, Greek Vases and German Code: The Maker Movement Goes to College  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An art historian and a 3D printer, a German linguist and open-source Arduino, an archeologist and a laser scanner: welcome to a typical day in the makerspace at the University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab (SLab). The SLab is an experimental humanities research and training center sitting in a sunny c
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Interesting article about incorporating maker spaces into humanities curriculum. 
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