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5 Reasons Pinterest’s Search Engine Is Better Than Google’s

5 Reasons Pinterest’s Search Engine Is Better Than Google’s | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a lifestyle searching tool for millions of people.

 

People go on there with excited eyes to look for amazing recipes to cook for dinner that weekend, find ways to dress to the tens for a special date, or find creative educational materials to teach children with.

 

Millions of users turn to Pinterest to enhance their lifestyle. And they are doing so by using the search function on Pinterest. Here’s a fun fact.

 

Did you know that Google has a search engine just for recipes? It’s been around for years, but almost nobody I know uses it.

 

Instead, most people I know automatically go to Pinterest if they want to find recipes to try out.

 

That’s not the only reason Pinterest is better than Google.

 

Here are 5 reasons why Pinterest’s search engine is better than Google.

 

Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/pinterest/5-reasons-pinterests-search-engine-is-better-than-googles-0589281

 


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As a fan of Pinterest I love that this. I find Pinterest a very good search tool for ideas, as well as a fantastic bookmarking tool.

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:23 PM

pinterest  might be something you want to implement  in your marketing   need help contact me for a free training

Rim Riahi's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:31 AM

Pinterest is a lifestyle searching tool for millions of people.

 

People go on there with excited eyes to look for amazing recipes to cook for dinner that weekend, find ways to dress to the tens for a special date, or find creative educational materials to teach children with.

 

Millions of users turn to Pinterest to enhance their lifestyle. And they are doing so by using the search function on Pinterest. Here’s a fun fact.

Dillon Thomas's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:01 AM

www.pinterest.com/dillondlite

 

I have multiple boards but one of my favorites is my artists "pincase" board .. whre i invited people to share their art.  It's been a little hard keeping product marketers off the page and i have had to delete a few pins of jewelry and clothes .. etc... BUt when you do get to the art there is some amazing pins..  I also have to keep up and invite all the people who follow board..

 

http://www.pinterest.com/dillondlite/first-artist-pincase-board-calling-all-artist-mode/ 

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13 #E-learning theories

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E-learning theories are not new theories, but rather e-enhancements of existing learning theories (Mayes and de Freitas, 2004).  They form “sets of beliefs: about the nature of knowledge and compet...

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Great graphic! 

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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, October 4, 2013 9:13 AM

Belle mosaïque pour faire le point et réfléchir. Il faut sortir de notre zone de confort pour s'adapter, cheminer et mieux répondre aux besoins d'aujourd'hui!

 
ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:24 PM

Seriously worth printing our at high-res to digest...

Designing for Learning's curator insight, December 2, 2013 11:37 PM

Sometimes it's worth reflecting the range of ways in which learning has been considered over time. I don't think it's going to become any less complex as we explore both new paradigms and interactions between old ones.

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Chromebooks for Education Management Tools

We'll walk through all of the education management tools for Chromebooks.

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10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn - Teachers With Apps

10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn - Teachers With Apps | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"For all of the analyses of academics, learning models, curriculum, 21st century thinking, assessment, project-based learning, self-directed learning, social media integration, iPads and related technology, and other emerging trends, how students learn is why we’re all here, yes?"


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:12 AM

Current apps for teachers and students.

Denise Mewett's comment, August 27, 2013 7:06 AM
Need to read!
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:34 AM

Apps for achieving creative products 

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013 - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013 - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging.

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The term 'disruptive' may seem concerning but it is actually talking about change and the need for change to occur for progress to be made. Disruptive technologies in educaiton are those which challenge the norm and allow greating access to learning for students than technologies from the past. 

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Pam Ryan's curator insight, August 23, 2013 5:16 AM

Most of these were familiar but there are one or two surprises. A useful list.

Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, August 25, 2013 3:59 AM

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Manners Matter Online (Infographic)

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Find out more about the do's and don'ts on online manners. For more information about internet issues visit Knowthenet today.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:46 PM

Manners do matter.

Cindy Powell's curator insight, April 10, 2:09 PM

From Infographic...and Informational Text TCC 4-5

This is a graphic example for the article, but the site is a cybersafety site in the UK and has lots of information for parents about online safety for their children. It also tests their knowledge.

Rachael Johnston's curator insight, October 20, 10:53 PM

It is important to build your own brand and to promote yourself positively. You want to be polite to other users and make sure you have nothing on your profile that could be damaging to your reputation. This includes swear words, inappropriate or rude comments, and pictures and videos of drinking or drugs. 

Make sure you give credit to others if you share something of theirs. Also make sure you are writing your own posts and not just sharing others. However, make sure you are posting valuable and relevant information. Listen and think before you write and make sure you are using proper english. 

It is okay to have debates on social netowrks with other users, everybody has the right ti voice their opinion, but don't let things get too personal or nasty. 

It is also essential to understand that there are also hings to be very careful of when using social networks. For one, people are not always who they seem. You should also make sure you do not assume a false identity. It is important to keep some kind of professionalism, but don't change yourself or hide who you really are. 

You must also make sure you are abiding by the rules of the network and report others who dont. 

Last but certainly not least, be very careful about who you share things with. There are certain places to share certain things. For example, you may post something bout your personal life in your Facebook status, but it is not appropriate to do so on your LinkedIn profile. Do not share pictures and videos with strangers, you never know how they will use these. 

 

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Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom - Skype An Author Network

Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom - Skype An Author Network | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
A place to join a network of authors willing to Skype into classrooms to speak with teachers and children.
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This would be great to use. I'd be interested to see how many are in a time zone suitable for Australia!

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40 Sites for Educational Games

40 Sites for Educational Games | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming.  With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the...

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:27 PM

Adding more teaching resources...

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 11:20 AM

It is a hard call when "screen time" includes online gaming. Here are some ideas that might help balance your goals and your kids' too.

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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"The idea of a paperless classroom is not new.

 

In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."


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Luis Novoa's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:46 AM

I do agree thats because i always said... think more, use less.

 

Stacy Young's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:39 PM

It's interesting how the younger generation is all tech, yet many of my middle schoolers still want a paper copy and work with paper.

ReallyOrganizedNow(RON)'s comment, August 14, 2013 2:44 AM
It is still a wonder to me why in this day of technological advancement, that there isn't a laptop or tablet on every desk in every school across the nation. Technology, need to be integrated more with the teaching and learning of our students.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Infographic flyer: What's your digital footprint?

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Infographic flyer: What's your digital footprint? | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.


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Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 4, 2013 6:59 PM

The "Kid Blog' is a safe and effective way to allow your students to keep up to date blogs in a secure evironment. With these blogs students can not only post their own blogs, but oarticipate in discussions.

I feel this is a gerat resourse to use within the classroom, as students and teachers can keep track of students posts and especially look at their progress throughout the year.

Xyleme Alex's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:58 PM

Looks like a great tool and it's entirely free. I like that it is based on the Wordpress platform, but removes the clutter and distractions that other blogging services have.

Antonio Tejero Aparicio's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:59 AM

Unaplicaciones recurso en línea muy útil para desarrollar la lectura y la escritura digital. Aquí tenéis un ejemplo

http://kidblog.org/6EnRed/


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40+ Tools to Create Infographics with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

40+ Tools to Create Infographics with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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Great list! Share to spread the love!

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Two Video Guides to Website Evaluation

Two Video Guides to Website Evaluation | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:13 AM

Two interesting videos on website evaluation from www.freetech4teachers.com

Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:33 AM

I would like to add to Beth Dicther's share, via Richard Byrne's Free Technology 4 Teachers, that website evaluation skills should be a necessity for any student and educator regardless of online or face-to-face. 

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:57 PM

website evaluation

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21St Century Skills mapped to edtools - Poster

A suggested but not exhaustive list of possible applications that may help foster 21st Century Skills in today's language learners.

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LOVE IT! I think I need to use this at work with staff and parents 

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We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom

We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.” Occasionally, I project the class tweet stream. I am an advocate of Twitter for higher ed.

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Interesting insight. Certainly some valid points.

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TALC library's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:27 PM

Interesting discussion.

Vahid Masrour's comment, August 30, 2013 11:34 AM
Thanks @carldowse for your comments and summarization.
carldowse's comment, August 30, 2013 1:14 PM
Glad you found it helpful Vahid.
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A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Students about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:09 PM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:58 AM

add your insight...

 
Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Creation:
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Collaboration:
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
Communication:
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

***Want more AWESOME hints, tips and tricks?***
Check out my blog for loads more videos:
http://www.martinshervington.com


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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.

 

I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 4:02 AM
Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

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Chris Upton + helpers's comment, August 26, 2013 3:48 PM
got it...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

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50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic]

50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic] | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
I bet you don't know the vast majority of these facts about Earth. I sure didn't and thought I was on my game. Guess not!

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Love this! I will share this one with my class

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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:11 AM

Veramente bello!!

Diana Turner's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:57 PM

Geography factoids to stimulate academic reading and conversation in an intermediate ESL class.

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:13 PM

I like how the information in this infographic is broken up into parts Space, Atmosphere, Sea, underearth and ground. It has lots of statistics that are backed up by sources.

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22 Simple Examples Of Social Media In The Classroom

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22 Simple Examples Of Social Media In The Classroom

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:49 AM

Great ways to implement social media into the classroom!

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Video and Screencasting Apps for Learning

Video and screencasting apps can help teachers develop their own tutorials for students (similar to Khan academy) or can be used so students can make their own

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Great ideas and practical!

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Tony Gough's curator insight, August 13, 2013 1:34 PM
Lots of excellent resources for teachers and students, but also some information that applies to business. Check out http://www.touchcast.com/
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:29 AM

A quick and easy to watch and learn from overview on screen casting.

Kristyn Curran's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:08 AM

This seems like a home run!  Make your own video tutorials for your students to meet THEIR needs. 

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Using Social Media in the Classroom - home

Using Social Media in the Classroom - home | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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I've recently bought this book. I have found it very useful and thorough on it's approach to pedagogy and practicality. Though I know in a few years it will be obsolete it is certainly a great start for now. 

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Making Inquiry Mobile - Apps for Inquiry Learning

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Identifying apps that support the LADDER model which takes it name from the stages of the process, which are not linear, but iterative, as learners work through the process of creating responses to the inquiry question. The stages are:Launch, Access, Develop, Demonstrate, Evaluate and Reflect.


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Great ideas and links!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 29, 2013 2:55 AM

A collection of apps to support inquiry learning

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4 Great Interactive eBooks for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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