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An Excellent Collection of Educational Web and Mobile Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Excellent Collection of Educational Web and Mobile Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Techieext | Scoop.it

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A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age

A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age | Techieext | Scoop.it

The document, drafted by a dozen educators brought together by the MOOC pioneer Sebastian Thrun, proposes a set of “inalienable rights” that the authors say students and their advocates should demand from institutions and companies that offer online courses and technology tools.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 13, 2013 3:05 AM

 I like this .. good stuff.

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Google adds offline editing capabilities to Slides presentations

Google adds offline editing capabilities to Slides presentations | Techieext | Scoop.it

Google has added Slides, the latest version of its Docs presentation software, to its suite of offline applications, as it tries to play a spoiler role with the official releases of Microsoft Office 2013 and the home user version of Office 365 right around the corner. Slides users will now be able to view and edit presentations without an Internet connection, provided they are using the Chrome Web browser or a Chrome OS device.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 25, 2013 6:15 AM

A convenient way to edit your presentations offline. However, you can't edit spreadsheets offline yet and you need to use Chrome browser.

Android or iOS users still have to wait.

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How Handwriting Boosts the Brain

How Handwriting Boosts the Brain | Techieext | Scoop.it
Recent research illustrates how writing by hand engages the brain in learning. And in an interesting twist, new technology is starting to reinvigorate this age-old practice.

So how does writing by hand engage the brain in learning? Research shows that:

* One study using an MRI machine which looked for "neural activity in the brain" showed that "children who had practiced printing by hand [showed] neural activty [that] was far more advanced and 'adult-like' than those who had simply looked at letters."

* Another study "demonstrated that in grades two, four and six, chilren wrote more words, faster,and expressed more ideas when writing essays by hand versus computer."

There are a number of other studies discussed in this post as well as a link to a short video that discusses some of the research.


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Writing with Images in the Digital Age

Writing with Images in the Digital Age | Techieext | Scoop.it

As text and image converge and blend, complement or replace one another, and become something new, our ways of reading and writing and studying have become transformed as well. If we want to help our students become effective communicators, that is, effective users and producers of image-texts, we need to understand these media from the inside out and become better users and producers ourselves.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 2, 2012 12:09 PM
Great article, thanks!
Terry Doherty's comment, December 4, 2012 10:20 AM
Drat! I didn't see your finger prints on this one I was going to send it too you!
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 4, 2012 11:22 AM
Terry, I got your message above - not sure my paws are that big but I love the post - so thanks!
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Online Environmental Management Game

Online Environmental Management Game | Techieext | Scoop.it

Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy.

It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.


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Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education

Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education | Techieext | Scoop.it

This guide is designed to help educators and parents make informed decisions about whether, why, how, and when to use screen technologies with young children. Just because products are marketed as “educational” doesn’t mean they are. How do we best support children’s growth, development, and learning in a world radically changed by technology? Download your free copy here.


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Digital Storytelling: how to make an animated PPT movie

How-to video for creating digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint. via Nancye Blair www.EngagingEducation.net.


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Paola Houston-Davalos's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:24 PM

Interesting and well explained step by step tutorial on how to create digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint.

Maria Persson's comment, July 18, 2013 2:47 PM
Absolute must and useful for so many contexts...thanks for the scoop!
Maria Persson's curator insight, July 18, 2013 2:48 PM

All part and parcel of having your 'digital' voice heard.  Great tool.  

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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | Techieext | Scoop.it

Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.


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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, April 17, 2013 6:22 PM

twitter alone might not be sufficient, as we (or most of us) not 'always online', we have to do other things. combining twitter with a mechanism to comb through the # and compile personalized feed, would be useful.

Catherine Smyth's comment, April 23, 2013 6:20 PM
I'm a fledgling tweeter but love the way Twitter ignites discussion and ideas within a professional community.
Laura Conley's curator insight, April 29, 2013 10:28 AM

Twitter is a fantastic resource for PD.

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Pinterest Mega Fact Sheet & Hacks [Infographic]

Pinterest Mega Fact Sheet & Hacks [Infographic] | Techieext | Scoop.it
By now, Pinterest should be on everyone's mind, right?

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50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet

50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet | Techieext | Scoop.it
Looking to become an expert in something? Need a hand with your research? Forget Google for a minute and check out these 50 other search engines you should start using.

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My Top 10 Web Curation Tools as A Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLanguages

My Top 10 Web Curation Tools as A Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLanguages | Techieext | Scoop.it
My Top 10 Web Curation Tools as A Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on eLanguages curated by KiwiBelma (My Top 10 Web Curation Tools as A Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit via @mark_arthur

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Gert Van Der Westhuizen's curator insight, February 18, 2013 2:44 AM

in professional learning knowledge is key, ie how it is collected, maintained, presented, shared, renewed, ie curated!

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Mon Top 10 Outils Curation Web en tant que professeur de technologie éducative et ~ Mobile Learning | eLanguages

"Mon Top 10 des outils Curation Web en tant que professeur ~ Technologie éducative et l'apprentissage mobile sur eLanguages montée par KiwiBelma (Mon Top 10 des outils Curation Web en tant que professeur ~ Educational Technology and Learning Mobile | @ scoopit via @ mark_arthur"...

My Top 10 Web Curation Tools as A Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLanguages via @eddebainbridge http://sco.lt/


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A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age

A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age | Techieext | Scoop.it

The document, drafted by a dozen educators brought together by the MOOC pioneer Sebastian Thrun, proposes a set of “inalienable rights” that the authors say students and their advocates should demand from institutions and companies that offer online courses and technology tools.


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Sandra V. Barbosa's comment, January 26, 2013 4:09 PM
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 13, 2013 3:05 AM

 I like this .. good stuff.

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4 No-Cost Tools for Educators -- THE Journal

4 No-Cost Tools for Educators -- THE Journal | Techieext | Scoop.it
Technology doesn't have to be expensive. Just ask John Kuglin, a long-time tech guru who shows educators how to tap into myriad free Web resources that can be used in and out of the classroom.

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WordWall Activity Maker – free download until Xmas

WordWall Activity Maker – free download until Xmas | Techieext | Scoop.it
Wordwall is an interactive activity maker which allows teachers to make resources to use with a whole class. You can use them on an interactive whiteboard, or just with a projector. Word Wall allow...

That's right, you may download WordWall for free with one caveat. At this point you need to be located in the UK or in the US. Read through the comment section looking for the 2nd one from Danny. This comment provides additional information (including the fact that if you are in a private school in the US or a Canadian school you should contact Josh at WordWall).

To explore a bit of what you will get if you choose to download this go to http://getwordwall.com/.


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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review.. content delivery system

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review.. content delivery system | Techieext | Scoop.it

"With the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comes the most well-rounded Amazon content delivery system you’ve ever held in two hands – but that’s all it is. This device is being sold as exactly the device it was meant to be: the Amazon Vending Machine HD 8.9, and it takes its job seriously."


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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough | Techieext | Scoop.it

According to a survey of more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers, “research” for today’s students means “Googling,” and as a result, doing research “has shifted from a relatively slow process of intellectual curiosity and discovery to a fast-paced, short-term exercise aimed at locating just enough information to complete an assignment.”


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2012 – 25 Women Who Rock Social Media

2012 – 25 Women Who Rock Social Media | Techieext | Scoop.it
A great opportunity that comes with a marketing blog that has over 50,000 subscribers is to recognize people who are doing great and interesting things.

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Techieext | Scoop.it

In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it’s a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests.

What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?


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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, July 30, 2013 12:34 AM

"The quest is for the question, not the answer."

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The A – Z of Education Technology Tools

The A – Z of Education Technology Tools | Techieext | Scoop.it
A different education technology tool for every letter of the alphabet! So many ways to bring technology into learning.

A look at 26 tools organized alphabetically. Begin with Audioboo, a program that allows you to record and share audio blogs, and end with Zooblogs, a "safe online publishing tool" with another 24 listed. Although you may know some of these chances are good there will be one or two new ones. Have you heard of Wingclips, Thumbscribe or Studeous? How about NoteMesh, My Maths or Fluxtime? Head over and see if there is a new tool that you may use for yourself or your students.


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The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | Edudemic | Techieext | Scoop.it

A look at what infographics are, beginning with definitions from three locations as well as one great infographic that provides a short but great definition (and uses lego block)! Additional examples of infographics are provided (including a short vidoe that describes them) as well as the science behind infographics  and infographics and education. A list of additional resources is also listed.


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