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Various web tools used in teaching and learning. Pedagogy is key... How do I use these tools?
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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 2015 7:25 AM

Teacher Resource: For UG introduction to presentation tools

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 11, 3:42 AM
And you do need Google power, right?
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 21, 2014 5:16 PM

Byot note taking

gregmhagar's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:26 AM

Great tips and information here.

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6 Simple Ways to Accelerate your Learning with Mind Mapping

6 Simple Ways to Accelerate your Learning with Mind Mapping | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Learning to learn remains a powerful and necessary skill in every field of activity.  In addition to this skill, imagine that your learning can be accelerated, your mind challenged and your efficiency improved.

 

Create presentations:

One of the most important roles of presentations is for you to practice your creativity and understanding on a specific topic or subject.  When you are able to present your own perspective on a specific matter, your learning experience becomes extremely powerful.  You become the owner of that information, gaining ownership over the delivered content.  
As you get yourself ready to make your knowledge known remember to:...


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Maria Claudia Londoño D's curator insight, February 23, 2013 9:34 AM
Our new generatios are more visual...so give them more graphic tools for learning!
Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, February 24, 2013 4:36 AM

Mindmaps make excellent tools for brainstorming when one is getting students to work in collaboration with one another

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:11 AM

Mind maps help learners to get and present the most important ideas

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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.

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I love using word clouds. They have so many great opportunities for learning. I've used them for brainstorming, spelling, art and presentations. 

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 16, 2014 6:03 PM

Word Clouds. Interesting. I like it. Something to have a play with :-)

online4ed's curator insight, October 16, 2014 11:48 PM
Love using this in research classes.
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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here.  No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing).
We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.


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Interesting list. Worth checking out some of these tools to see if I like them better than Prezi :)

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Claudie Graner's curator insight, August 17, 2014 7:27 AM

It is no more just about PowerPoint...

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:36 AM

This is pretty much an ad for emaze, but it's good to know what is available commercially in terms of presentations.

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Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Creating digital learning content has never been easier. In these pages you'll find eleven tools that make it fun to bring together different types of digital media - text, images, audio, video - to "mash up" your own online learning materials.

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Don Karp's curator insight, January 5, 2014 10:55 AM

Lots o software here to consider.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:17 AM

To create your own digital content is a big step but not one out of reach for any of us.  These tools allow you to create resources for online use in the classroom OR give you an idea of what is possible.  Investigate some of the possibilities and then discuss with me and we'll see what can be done with a little thought and planning.

Anisa Dedej's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:42 AM

La creazione di contenuti digitali didattici non è mai stato così facile. In queste pagine troverai undici strumenti che rendono divertente per riunire i diversi tipi di media digitali - testi, immagini, audio, video - a "mash up" i propri materiali didattici on-line.