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PeerWise - multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated & discussed by learners

PeerWise - multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated & discussed by learners | technologies | Scoop.it
Supports learners in the creation, sharing, evaluation and discussion of assessment questions.
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PeerWise is an on-line repository of multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated and discussed by learners. 
Typically any course using PeerWise begins with an empty repository. 
This grows gradually as the course progresses and learners author and contribute relevant questions. 
NOTE: All activity remains anonymous to learners, however instructors are able to view the identity of question and comment authors and have the ability to delete inappropriate questions. 
It's worth taking a look at https://www.unthsc.edu/center-for-innovative-learning/using-peerwise-engage-students/ for their Sample Rubric and general overview.
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Pocket - store new ideas, tools and resources

Pocket - store new ideas, tools and resources | technologies | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
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With so much information flying around on the web it is actually quite easy to find new ideas, tools and resources for any learning environment.
What's difficult, is finding a place to store them all and finding the time to assess, organize and put them into practice.
Pocket is one solution that many practitioners are using to organize ideas and clear this clutter. It’s really quite simple…

   - Find something you like online,
   - click the button and
   - it is saved to your Pocket.
Pocket also allows users to tag all of the different articles, videos, images and other pieces of content they save. By setting up an organised tagging structure, Pocket can be used as their own searchable resource centre.

This means that regardless of what device they are using or where they are, they will always be able to access every resource they have ever saved.

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John Dalziel's insight:

With so much information flying around on the web it is actually quite easy to find new ideas, tools and resources for any learning environment.
What's difficult, is finding a place to store them all and finding the time to assess, organize and put them into practice.
Pocket is one solution that many practitioners are using to organize ideas and clear this clutter. It’s really quite simple…

   - Find something you like online,
   - click the button and
   - it is saved to your Pocket.
Pocket also allows users to tag all of the different articles, videos, images and other pieces of content they save. By setting up an organised tagging structure, Pocket can be used as their own searchable resource centre.

This means that regardless of what device they are using or where they are, they will always be able to access every resource they have ever saved.

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Pixabay - Free Images

Pixabay - Free Images | technologies | Scoop.it
Search over 100,000 free photos, cliparts, and vector graphics or share your own pictures as Public Domain on Pixabay.
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Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task - due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired the creation of Pixabay - a repository for stunning public domain images.

Practitioners can freely use any image from this website in digital and printed format, for personal and commercial use, without attribution requirement to the original author(s).

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Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task - due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired the creation of Pixabay - a repository for stunning public domain images.

Practitioners can freely use any image from this website in digital and printed format, for personal and commercial use, without attribution requirement to the original author(s).

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Opus: Free, Common Core Math

Opus: Free, Common Core Math | technologies | Scoop.it
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If you're a school maths teacher, or a Functional Skills practitioner, looking for some practice problems to use with your learners, Opus could be useful to you.
Opus is a new service that aims to help mathematics teachers discover sample math problems.
Although aimed at schools,the questions I've looked at can be used with Functional Skills learners of all ages.
To find problems on Opus search by entering a topic and selecting a grade. Users can also find problems by clicking the "browse the Core directly" link on the Opus homepage. Either way when practitioners find a problem they can save it to their free Opus account where they can then generate a Word doc or Google Document of all of the saved problems.

Users can also create an answer sheet in their Opus account.

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DOAJ -- Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ -- Directory of Open Access Journals | technologies | Scoop.it
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If learners don’t have access to a "college library" they should try this Directory of Open Access Journals. They may be surprised at how many journals provide free access. For focused research or simple browsing, there’s much to learn via this site.

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ReadCube | Free Reference Manager - Academic Software For Research

Readcube is a free, simple, academic software and reference manager for researchers. Read Cube helps researchers organize, annotate and stay on top of new research literature.

 

Read Cube is a application, for both Mac and Windows, designed to help learners organize their research.

 

Read Cube...

- provides a place for learners to save and annotate documents.
- facilitates Google Scholar and Pub Med searches and learners can also import PDFs that they find elsewhere.

 

Don't be put off by the the fact that Read Cube is targeted at a higher education audience; it has potential to be used for research at many levels.

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Documentary.net - Watch free documentaries online

Documentary.net - Watch free documentaries online | technologies | Scoop.it

Video documentaries are a wonderfully informative way for learners to find out about topics they are unfamiliar with.

 

Documentary.Net offers free, legal documentaries that are relevant to current global topics.

 

"Watch. Discuss. Learn.Explore the world on documentary.net - Free streaming of curated documentaries..."

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Free Science Films | Twig Science

Free Science Films | Twig Science | technologies | Scoop.it
Outstanding science films for the classroom and the curriculum- all for free.

 

Access a selection of free movies here on the Twig website.

 

The Twig website provides over 500 3-minute films for Science but it’s a subscription service, so learning providers will have to pay annually for access to the other resources.

 

Take a look and see what you think.

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XtLearn.net - Welcome to XtLearn

XtLearn.net - Welcome to XtLearn | technologies | Scoop.it

XtLearn is a portable collection system for education - a brand new service from Xtensis ltd. - allowing users to gather resources from any source, edit their collections, and share them with both learners and other educational practitioners.

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DnaTube.com - Scientific Video Site

DnaTube.com - Scientific Video Site | technologies | Scoop.it
DnaTube is a non-profit video site which is aiming to be a visual scientific resource for its visitors making scientific concepts easily understandable.The DNAtube website is for watching and sharing videos about topics in science.

DNAtube currently has 43 categories including biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science clips; they are a mix of animated, narrated demonstrations and lecture videos.

DNAtube can be searched using keywords or by browsing the categories to find videos; they can be embedded into a blog, VLE, website etc., and if you register on the site you can also download videos.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau | technologies | Scoop.it
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This website, for the museum and memorial, has been redesigned to include...
   - explanations of what can be visited;
   - the history of the site and
   - the horrifying acts that happened there.
There are also...
   - reports and
   - videos
...highlighting the camp's liberation, including...
   - interactive exhibits and
   - photography.
A resource for many educational courses.

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Wellcome Images

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Wellcome Images is a medical picture library and the world's leading source of images on medicine and its history. Pictures cover a period stretching from ancient civilisations to modern day photography.
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The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000...
drawings,
photographs,
paintings, and
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,,,available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature.
Learners and practitioners can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword.
A good place to find images to spark learner questions about a wide variety of topics in cultural and scientific history.

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Openclipart - Free Clipart for Posters, Apps, Presentations, Learning Providers

Openclipart - Free Clipart for Posters, Apps, Presentations, Learning Providers | technologies | Scoop.it
Openclipart - Free Clipart is a growing community collection of Clipart for Posters, Apps, Presentations, Schools, Churches, and Newsletters
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Openclipart is a place for high-quality free clipart. In their words they "create high quality clipart for fun". Anyone may use their clipart for any purpose.

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World Digital Library Home

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The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films,...
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World Digital Library is as its name indicates a library that is hosted in the cloud and that provides significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The free content can be accessed in several language formats. The content stretches from 800BC to 2013.
Users can select...
- the country,
- the time period,
- the topic,
- the type of materials they are looking for; print, maps, books, manuscripts, sound recordings...etc, and
- the language of their choice.

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Retronaut

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The past is a foreign country. This is your passport.

 

Retronaut is an Image portal/repository. Users can access images by...

- Century 

- Recommendations

- Clusters

- Categories from ABANDONED through FASHION to ZOOMS or

- Featured Capsules

 

So many images with so many potential uses - I particularly like the 1941 "Carrots on sticks" Original Source: British Pathe War Archive - Go on take a look.

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EdComs teachers website

EdComs teachers website | technologies | Scoop.it

A new resource site for practitioners. Launched initially with with 40 free, high-quality teaching resources, aimed at primary & secondary learners with the offer of more each month.

 

The aim?
     - to bring together all the free educational materials that EdComs has created for various clients all together in one place.
     - to include online activities, resources for interactive whiteboards plus worksheets and games.
     - to add new resources monthly,

 

Free to register and any practitioners registering before December 15 will get the chance to win a free place at the Learning Without Frontiers 12 conference in London in January.

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Mathematics in Movies

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Harvard mathematics professor, Oliver Knill, has developed this website called Mathematics in Movies that shows movie-clips that include math discussions.

 

Next to each of the movie-clips, is a description and the choice to either stream the clip in Flash format or download it as a Quicktime file with the M4V format.

 

The M4V format will help any iOS device owners browsing the site with their device looking for these math-involving movie clips.

 

NOTE:

1:If users find a clip interesting, they can click on the movie title to be taken to its Internet Movie Database page (IMDb) for more information.
2: There are no restrictions on the movie or scene type or the type of mathematics being discussed.

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OTR.Network Library (The Old Time Radio Network)

The Old Time Radio Network is an online collection of more than 12,000 old radio shows (USA). The catalog is organized alphabetically by program title. Next to each program title you'll find the number of episodes available online. UK listeners may find the Ads annoying.

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BBC - Learning: online learning resources

BBC - Learning: online learning resources | technologies | Scoop.it
Learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers: find online courses, video clips, educational games and revision activities.
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icotrip – Each day a new (ico)trip

Icotrip is a website that designers may well want to take a closer look at.

On the Icotrip website visitors will find a collection of black and white icons that can be used on any project.

The images are both striking, and imaginative and the collection is added to daily.

I'm following Icotrip with their RSS feed- that way I get to see the icon of the day on my reader, and can decide if it is something I could use.
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Careersbox careers film and video on the web. Real people doing real jobs in the world of work

Careersbox careers film and video on the web. Real people doing real jobs in the world of work | technologies | Scoop.it
Careersbox the national online careers film and video library. Real people real jobs to help young people students teachers career professionals influencers
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