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Making the News is the first pilot program in an exciting new series called Splash Live, brought to you by ABC Splash.

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:18 AM

An innovative project by the ABC that helps students create news stories about local issues. Primary teachers will love the way the project integrates different key learning areas using an authentic, inquiry- based approach.

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18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post

18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality. The tablet or smart phone-wielding travelers can now immerse themselves in an entire library of art and culture-related distractions, finding solace in everything from a Vincent van Gogh game to a digital version of the Louvre.

Just this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a 140-year-old cultural stalwart of New York City, went the way of the future and introduced an iPhone app. Described as "exceedingly simple and modest" by Forbes, the move to make art more accessible is something we can't help but love. So, in the spirit of the Met's 21st century attitude, we've put together a list of mobile museums and art-honoring programs that will spark creativity in your everyday life.

Behold, 18 apps every creative and artist type should download now:

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Pavel Liser's curator insight, October 13, 2014 3:51 AM
It's one of those #AutumnDays, when you need one of these apps :)
Techstore's curator insight, October 13, 2014 6:35 AM

18 Apps that will Inspire Creativity in your Everyday Life.

#business #apps #technology

Kamian's curator insight, October 14, 2014 8:53 AM

(ENG) 18 Impresionantes aplicaciones que convertirán tu Ipad en una genial herramienta creativa y artística.

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Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.

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A Quick Comparison of Behaviorism, Cognitivism and Constructivism

A Quick Comparison of Behaviorism,  Cognitivism and Constructivism | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 21, 2014 9:51 PM

If you are interested in comparing some key components of behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism side-by-side check out this visual. You will quickly find areas where components are similar as well as areas where ideas are more diverse.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 23, 2014 9:50 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Scribbleton - The little personal wiki

Scribbleton - The little personal wiki | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Scribbleton - a personal desktop wiki for Windows, Mac, and Linux

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, September 10, 2014 10:27 AM

This is a nice idea for those who don't want some of their content online.

pollyalida's curator insight, September 12, 2014 8:40 AM

offline wiki for iOS, windows and more. 

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38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class

38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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A few new ideas for me but I'm already doing most :)

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

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These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 9, 9:26 AM

Seth Dixon - the teacher that sent this article at the first place - assess a very sound comment about the use of maps as tools of comprehenssion of the real world. I love maps, but can t avoid to be worried about what he is saying, so I recommend a thougthful reading of his statements.

(Seth Dixon - el profesor que envió este artículo en primer lugar - hace un profundo comentario acerca del empleo de mapas como herramietas de comprensión del mundo real. Yo amo los mapas, pero no puedo evitar preocuparme por lo que (Dixon) señala, así que recomiendo una reflexiva lectura de sus planteamientos.)  

David Lizotte's curator insight, March 11, 4:44 PM

This was an excellent portrayal of the middle east. The using of maps accompanied by side paragraphs explains the long history which is necessary to know if one is to understand its current status. When learning about different realms and regions (that existed throughout history) I always find it on a map. In order to truly understand a certain empire, one must know its geographical setting and its significance. It helps me better understand the region. These maps, specifically the ones that are changing through the domains reign, are extremely helpful in better comprehending the misunderstood middle eastern region. This website also creates more thought. If a particular map captivates the reader they can do more research on the topic. However, the "slides" do stand alone portraying much knowledge to a wide variety of specific elements that are still ongoing. The grouping of the slides by region/conflict/country was also an excellent strategy. It shows organization which in turn develops an easier learning process. 

The initial map educates many people of how what is modern day Iraq used to be an Oasis. However, over time, due to over farming and soil erosion the landscape changed to dry/desert territory. 

The maps displaying the rise of Islam and its transitioning into the Ottoman Empire give a great perspective as to the amount of land it covered. The Islamic world thrived and was very advanced in there culture in regards to medicine and arithmetic. The shear size of the empires should increase ones respect of the Islamic theatre. What many people are not aware of is how the Ottoman Empire was knocking on the door of the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. This was quite an advancement of territory crossing through much of eastern Europe ending as far west as Vienna. A lot of what is Eastern Europe today was part of the Ottoman Empire, including Greece. 

Another excellent map that contributes to the better understanding of western involvement can be seen in the carving up of the Ottoman Empire post WWI. Colonialism was very much present throughout less developed regions so the carving up of the middle east was not an exotic concept to the victorious west. Territories/countries were created and ethnic groups dominated one another. Its certainly true a western presence has contributed to prior and existing issues throughout the middle East.

 

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, March 15, 8:47 PM

It is interesting to see the same trends over and over again.  These maps are a great tool to show the history of the area, as well as the history of religion and political views.  I appreciate the information provided since the Middle East has undergone the most transitions (going all the way back to Mesopotamia) and its history can be confusing. 

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4 Ways to Engage Students with Today's Meet During the #Last5 (last 5 min of class)

4 Ways to Engage Students with Today's Meet During the #Last5 (last 5 min of class) | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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I've used Today's Meet a lot. it's a great tool for learning at any time in your lesson. 

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David DeSantis's curator insight, July 30, 2014 8:55 AM

Teachers are not that different than our students.  Administrators  could use Today's Meet near the end of staff meetings.  It is also an excellent way to model the use of technology for staff.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 30, 2014 4:43 PM

Formative assessement!

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Two Excellent Web Tools to Create Story Maps in Class

Two Excellent Web Tools to Create Story Maps in Class | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

Animaker - Make Animated Videos | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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something new to check out :)

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 2014 9:01 AM

add your insight...


Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 13, 2014 2:53 PM

Σε beta έκδοση, δωρεάν με εγγραφή...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 25, 2014 11:41 PM

Here is a new tool for making animations direct from the browser - no apps, no downloads, no cost. I have had a play and it looks pretty good!

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
There’s a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning ... it can get overwhelming. Luc...

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 24, 2014 5:39 PM

Très intéressant ! Dommage que le document ne soit pas également disponible en français, car j'ai des doutes sur la terminologie en français...

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Splashbase for free public domain images

Splashbase for free public domain images | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Search & discovery platform for free hi resolution photos


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 22, 2014 2:56 PM

You can also send in and share your own images.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, July 28, 2014 7:29 AM

Kirjatrailerimateriaaleja?

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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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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.

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A great article with some simple ideas for encouraging higher order thinking. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 2014 11:46 PM

Here's a bit of online facilitation wisdom: "The Two-Question Rule: This means to follow a question with another question that probes for deeper understanding."


Author/Blogger Professor Maurice Elias does a fine job of explaining how questioning helps deepen thinking. 

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 18, 2014 1:45 PM

I like asking open ended questions to see how students think,

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Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning

Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Collaborative learning is an important part of eLearning. It allows learners to benefit from the experience of their peers, become fully engaged in their own learning experience, and more effectively acquire and retain information.


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Deborah Banker's curator insight, September 29, 2014 8:37 PM

This is so tough to do online....

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 2, 2014 6:12 AM

Useful Tips for collaborative eLearning

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, October 24, 2014 4:19 PM

I agree...being fully engaged in a learning experience improves retention. Nice article, brief and clear.

 

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Using Book Creator to Design and Publish Student Books FRACTUS LEARNING

Using Book Creator to Design and Publish Student Books FRACTUS LEARNING | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Book Creator is one of the most popular apps being used in schools for one simple reason. It makes writing and building a book fun. The app for both iPad and Android tablets allows students to add text, images, video, music and narration to create books that are rich in media, interaction and that can be easily published to both Apple’s iBooks Store or Google Play Books.

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Great Websites to Teach Anatomy of Human Body in 3D

Great Websites to Teach Anatomy of Human Body in 3D | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Beyond creating pictures with links, images, and videos, a “next level” exists that turns ThingLink into a powerful organizer, aggregation tool, and curator."


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Thinglink is one of my favourite tools :)

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 14, 2014 3:55 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
http://goo.gl/st4aLZ
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

Rebekah Lee's curator insight, August 15, 2014 3:29 AM

A pretty nifty way to insert signposts on a screenshot to display  pop up instructions

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 15, 2014 1:45 PM

Whoa, just whoa.   ThingLink is so cool and what a great way to densify creative products and engage a diversity of learning pathways!    I am going to include this in my next resume for sure.

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Internet Safety | Good Practice Guides - www.saferinternet.org

Internet Safety | Good Practice Guides - www.saferinternet.org | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/only-internet-safety-and-no-cyber-security-education-in-schools/

 


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Excellent tips well worth a look.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 8, 2014 12:37 PM

Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/only-internet-safety-and-no-cyber-security-education-in-schools/


Ivo Kleber's curator insight, August 9, 2014 11:27 AM

Internet Safety | Good Practice Guides - www.saferinternet.or<wbr></wbr>g

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, August 10, 2014 5:46 AM

This made me think about not just how we as teachers feel about technology use in schools, but also, how do our students feel about it? We know many of them know more about how to use the technology than we do, so are we involving them in the decisions we make about use and purchase of technology...or are we doing what we've always done and assumed we know better than they do?

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ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk

ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
In this session, we will discuss the benefits and purpose of student-created digital portfolios, thoughtfully evaluate considerations for selecting an e-portfolio platform, explore tools for digitally archiving learning artifacts, glean ideas for usi...

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ePortfolios are a great way of collecting artefacts digitally. Have you tried this with your students? 

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dt4lt's curator insight, August 11, 2014 9:41 AM

Are you thinking of implementing e-Portfolios in your classroom? Then this post will help you get quickly a deeper understanding of the bigger picture on using e-Portfolios. The post explores the why, the how, and whats of e-Portfolios and provides many helpful resources to get you started.

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:57 PM

Very thorough guide to using, assessing and making ePortfolios happen. Plenty of tips and suggestions for which apps to use and how to digitise work. Nicely presented and easy to follow. Also does a good job talking about the 'why' of ePortfolios. This is the part I find some of my teachers struggle with.

David Bell's curator insight, April 12, 7:26 PM

There are some great links about ePortfolios here. Well worth a look.

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Wow! Extensive Lots of ideas here!!

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Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, January 8, 1:56 PM

100 outils pour capturer, éditer, publier et distribuer les vidéos en ligne. 

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 13, 1:58 AM

Awfully good list!

Tdutec Innovación Educativa's curator insight, January 25, 11:51 AM

añada su visión ...

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10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart

10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"One of the most popular categories of apps on any touch enabled mobile devices is obviously educational apps thanks to the real time, ready-in-hand help students get from them in and outside of their classroom. While there are millions of free educational apps, all of them are not worthy enough for downloading. Secondly, most of the top tier feature rich apps are either not free or offer a much downgraded ‘free’ version that offer a user experience far removed from what they provide in ‘paid’ version. So, finding a handful of free and useful education apps on diverse contents requires some amount of research and that is exactly what we help you to do here. Here below we are introducing 10 free education apps for iPad."


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Good list of apps. 

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:27 AM

smart

Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:52 AM

A great starting place...

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Spiral - for student collaboration

Spiral - for student collaboration | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 26, 2014 9:55 AM

Great idea if you can get the site to actuallyl et you register.

Bernard Buchel's curator insight, August 5, 2014 6:16 AM

Poser des questions, voir les réponses de chaque étudiant, aider ceux qui sont en difficulté et aussi entamer une discussion interactive avec tous. Voici ce que Spiral propose gratuitement !

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22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
22 Of The Newest--And Best--Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

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Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education

Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Learning how to use image editing software can be difficult and time consuming. And, teaching students how to use it can be even more challenging. Luckily, there are several free, online alternativ..."


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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 2014 1:48 PM

it's often hard to teach kids photo editing skills when the software is expensive.  These are good solution sosolution so

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 21, 2014 7:40 PM

Some great image editor resources. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2014 7:49 AM

To help you and your students create your own amazing images, Edublogger has compiled a list of  3  online photo editors. In order to be on the list, each of these tools must meet these three requirements:

  1. It is free to use.
  2. It requires no registration.
  3. It provides educators and students with an intuitive, easy-to-learn photo editing tool.

And the tools are:

* Picadilo

* Pixlr

* Fotor


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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Flip Your Classroom With eduClipper and PixiClip

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Flip Your Classroom With eduClipper and PixiClip | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Teachers interested in trying the flipped classroom model often ask me for recommendations for video creation tools. They also often ask me for ideas on sharing videos without using YouTube. One answer to both of these questions is to useeduClipper.

On the free eduClipper iPad app you can create instructional videos on a whiteboard in the Khan Academy style. You can also use the app to create a video in which you annotate an image or document while talking about it. After creating your video you can save it to an eduClipper board that you have shared with your students through the eduClipper classroom setting. Your students can view the videos on their iPads or in the web browsers on their laptops."


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I've used educlipper before but haven't even thought about it for a while. Time to reconnect and see why I used it in the first place.

 

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, July 15, 2014 1:22 AM

Great flipping classroom ideas

GwynethJones's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:10 PM

AWESOME!!

Juan Fernández's curator insight, July 17, 2014 5:46 AM

A couple of good tols to create instructional videos,. Especially interesting the first one , as you can create videos with your iPad.