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Youngzine | News and more for the Young

Youngzine | News and more for the Young | technologies | Scoop.it

Youngzine is an online News Magazine for younger learners. It provides an educational, entertaining, yet safe way for kids (and adults) to get the latest news from around the world.

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Youngzine is a website site that features...
   - news,
   - sports, and
   - entertainment stories for younger learners (and adults).
The classroom blogs feature is worth a closer look.
Youngzine classroom blogs enable practitioners to create a private online space for their learners to use to discuss news stories.
Practitioners can register their learners on Youngzine and assign them to their 'classroom'. Then within their 'Youngzine classroom' they can assign articles for their students to read, ask them to response to articles and discussion prompts, and view their scores on the Youngzine weekly quiz.
In addition to the classroom blog option, Youngzine also offers learners the option to contribute their own reporting to the site through the U-Write section of the site. Learners can sign-up individually to contribute to Youngzine's U-Write section or a practitioner can register their entire class.

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Pen.io - Publish a Beautiful Blog Post

Pen.io - Publish a Beautiful Blog Post | technologies | Scoop.it
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Pen.io enables learners to publish the work they create immediately.
All they need to do is...
   - create a personal URL,
   - insert the written work onto their personal page,
   - enrich it with tags and images,
   - change the theme of the page and
   - publish a beautiful post
...all in a matter of minutes.
The service is extremely fast and simple to use; it requires no setup and doesn’t store any personal information or email addresses.

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5 Ways to Use Google Sites in Teaching & Learning

Although this post refers to "Schools" it is a post from the USA so therefore has a different meaning than we would use in the UK.

 

I particularly like the use of the new page-level permissions options, allowing learners to only edit Google Sites pages that practitioners grant them access to.

 

The 5 ways are...

- As a wiki:

- As a digital portfolio;

- As a digital file cabinet;

- As a blog;

- As a website.

 

All skills learners need in the "real world" - potential for use in functional skills especially as learners & practitioners have 24/7 access. 

 

Google docs are also ideal for peer assessment and review.

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swabr

swabr | technologies | Scoop.it

Swabr allows practioners to create their own private microblogging system that only people they authorize can join.

 

Swabr is like Twitter except it is closed off to everyone except those people you really want to interact with.

 

Some learning providers are using Swabr as a bulletin board; it could also be used by practitioners and/or learners to create discussion groups and study groups.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting | technologies | Scoop.it
Social media strategy and social media consulting blog from Jay Baer and Convince and Convert.
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The Whiteboard Blog

The Whiteboard Blog | technologies | Scoop.it
The Whiteboard Blog is produced by Danny Nicholson, a freelance educational consultant and PGCE science lecturer.

He informs us that his main speciality is the use of Interactive Whiteboards, but is also interested in lots of different bits of technology that are now being used in the learning environment.

Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are popular with learning providers because they're a big symbol of technology. Unfortunately, they're often installed without providing a budget to teach users how to use them effectively. That's where Danny Nicholson's "The Whiteboard Blog" comes to the rescue.

In The Whiteboard Blog visitors will find dozens of video tutorials and printable help sheets; both providing help for those wanting to learn how to use an IWB and develop lessons. Also discussion of other technology that impacts on education.
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Urgent! Children Must Be Allowed To Play!

Urgent! Children Must Be Allowed To Play! | technologies | Scoop.it
With the fear that our children have forgotten how to play, there is a growing movement in the U.S. to bring back children's play. (RT @kaboom: "Urgent! Children Must Be Allowed To Play!" -- @Care2 spurs spirited dialogue on importance of play
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What DL is happening? - General eLearning News stimulating & supporting learning...

What DL is happening? - General eLearning News stimulating & supporting learning... | technologies | Scoop.it
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Weebly is the easiest way to create a website, store or blog

Weebly is the easiest way to create a website, store or blog | technologies | Scoop.it
Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites, Weebly gives everyone a surprisingly easy way to create a unique site. Make a free website, blog or online store with our powerful website builder.
John Dalziel's insight:

Building a website, blog or on-line store with Weebly is straight forward.
Weebly's drag and drop website builder makes life much easier for creators; learners or practitioners.

Already more than 6 million people and small businesses run their websites on Weebly.

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Kabir Kumar's curator insight, March 4, 8:15 AM

Building a website, blog or on-line store with Weebly is straight forward.
Weebly's drag and drop website builder makes life much easier for creators; learners or practitioners.

Already more than 6 million people and small businesses run their websites on Weebly.

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Muzy: A Neat Way to Blog With Pictures

Muzy: A Neat Way to Blog With Pictures | technologies | Scoop.it

Muzy offers both practitioners and learners...
- a neat way to blog with pictures and text.
- more than two dozen apps for manipulating and displaying their pictures.
- a way to share their creations on Twitter and/or Facebook.

 

Everything that users create becomes a part of their Muzy blog.

 

Additionally, they can share all of their Muzy creations on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Users can create new posts...
- on the Muzy website,
- with the Muzy iOS app, and
- with the Muzy Android app.

 

Muzy also has an integrated image search that could be used by learners to create a collage of images about a place, person, or event that they're studying.

 

My favourite - Learners could also use the Muzy "Thoughts" app <http://muzy.com/app/thoughts?source=apps_page&amp;gt; to write short blog entries.

 

Visit my Muzy at http://acljohn.muzy.com/.

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Hair On The Brain - A Blog Full Of Hairbrained Ideas

Hair On The Brain - A Blog Full Of Hairbrained Ideas | technologies | Scoop.it

Although not currently being "updated" this blog has content that Design and Hair & Beauty Practitioners will find useful.

 

To see what I mean, click on the Browse Menu to access the 67 categories - saving alot of search time.

 

Remember it isn't the resource it is how you use it in your teaching and learning.

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Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

Super Book of Web Tools for Educators | technologies | Scoop.it

The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators A comprehensive introduction to using technology in all Learning Environments.

 

Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) collaborated with ten other bloggers to construct "The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators".

 

Please don't be put off by the K-12 schools/classroom angle as the content is appropriate for all Learning Providers within FE & Skills;there are introductions to more than six dozen web tools, sections devoted to...

 

- using Skype with learners,

 

- ESOL/EFL/ESL/ELL,

 

- blogging,

 

- social media for educators,

 

- teaching online, and

 

- using technology in alternative education settings.

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Teacher Training Videos created by Russell Stannard

Teacher Training Videos created by Russell Stannard | technologies | Scoop.it
If you're a practitioner that is new to using Web 2.0 tools in the learning environment, then take a look at Russell Stannard's Teacher Training Videos to learn how to use some great tools.

Russell Stannard's Teacher Training Videos are screencasts in which he takes viewers through the process of using software and web applications from beginning to end.

The videos are categorized by the purpose of the application such as...

* blogging;
* podcasting resources;
* online quizzes;
* file sharing;
* IWB, etc.

There are also categories for ESOL/ESL/EFL and MFL.
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Adriane Caldeira Silva's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:18 PM

First, THE TEACHERS learn!

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4 Big Ideas That Will Change The World Of Training: Instructional Design and eLearning: Tips, Advice and Reviews

4 Big Ideas That Will Change The World Of Training: Instructional Design and eLearning: Tips, Advice and Reviews | technologies | Scoop.it
"The field of training doesn't change quickly. Even though technological innovation occurs at rapid speed and new learning theories emerge from cognitive research, large and entrenched training organizations move like slow dinosaurs."

This blog entry looks at...

* Connectivism;

* Collaborative Learning;

* Situated Learning;

* Informal Learning;
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Dorai Thodla's curator insight, October 20, 2013 12:37 AM

This not realy an insight but a link to a related topic. One of the courses on talks quite a bit about situated learning for learning game design - https://class.coursera.org/videogameslearning-001/class/index

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The ACLjohn Daily

The ACLjohn Daily | technologies | Scoop.it
A newspaper built from all the articles, blog posts, videos and photos shared by the people ACLjohn follows on Twitter.
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