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using New and Emerging Technologies to enhance Learning Provider's "current Practice" - John is a retired eLearning Adviser, but keeping up to date, and all views are his own
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Cazoom Maths - Effective Maths Worksheets and Teaching Resources

Cazoom Maths - Effective Maths Worksheets and Teaching Resources | technologies | Scoop.it
Your gateway to differentiated maths worksheets and visual maths teaching resources. Each worksheet is visual and engaging. Huge and expanding library.
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Cazoom Maths provides visually dynamic content i.e. the content is always changing, it gets progressively more difficult as the learner engages with it.
Worksheets can involve...
   ● investigations,
   ● word problems,
   ● puzzles and searches
...and need not be a traditional 1 to 20 question activity.
Cazoom Maths also incorporates technology and paper worksheets together.
Learners and practitioners can log in and access the worksheets anywhere, on mobile devices or on desktop computers.

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Measure Yourself - Functional Maths

Measure Yourself - Functional Maths | technologies | Scoop.it
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Measure Yourself, a fun, educational activity featured on the Lawrence Hall of Science website, could be a fun way to support Functional Skills (Maths) learners with measurement using the metric system.
The activity provides learners with some familiar animals by which to gauge metric measurements.
Learners are asked to measure the size of their...
● ears,
● feet, and
● overall height
...in centimeters
They're then are shown a list of animals that have similar dimensions.
Well worth trying it out yourself; also a good resource for younger learners.

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ITNedu - a source of educational video content

ITNedu - a source of educational video content | technologies | Scoop.it
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Like the BBC, ITN is branching into the education business with the use of video in education.
How?
By provide publishers and digital learning providers with captivating video content to enhance their educational resources, making them more relevant and memorable.
ITN has one of the world's largest video archive resources to hand, ITN Source, which owns or represents global archives spanning 120 years, including Reuters, ITN, ITV Studios, Fox News, Fox Movietone, CCTV and ANI.
Although early days, ITNedu is offering incredible video from real world events designed to engage learners, whether making a ‘dry’ subject fun, or helping learners to relate their studies to real life situations.
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National STEM Centre - teaching resources

National STEM Centre - teaching resources | technologies | Scoop.it
The National STEM Centre eLibrary enables you to search thousands of teaching resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
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This community resource area is open to everyone to add in their own resources and teaching materials.
It's hoped that this community resource area will grow, with many teachers, lecturers and technicians sharing their own tried-and-tested resources for others to use.
If you’ve created something you use in your learning environment that you’re proud of – why not share it? Or why not visit the collection and comment on other people’s resources?
Visit the National STEM Centre eLibrary to browse the resources already submitted by the teaching community, and/or to add your first resource.

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STEM Center Library

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PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations

PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations | technologies | Scoop.it
Free educational simulations covering a diverse topics designed by the University of Colorado available in various languages.
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PhET is a platform that offers free interactive simulations designed to assist learners in developing an informed understanding of a variety of phenomena covering...
   - science,
   - physics and
   - maths.
These simulations come to life via the use of...
   - graphics,
   - interactive controls,
   - sliders and
   - radio buttons.
Learners can easily manipulate the intuitive interface and even get animated feedback and responses as they navigate their way through the various simulations.
All of the simulations provided by PhET are...
   - free to use and
   - easily integrated within educational instruction.
NOTE: To be able to access them users need to make sure their browser runs Flash and Java because all of these interactive simulations are written in Java and Flash.

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eEtiquette – 101 Guidelines for the Digital World

eEtiquette – 101 Guidelines for the Digital World | technologies | Scoop.it
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eEtiquette is a website that features digital etiquette tips for everyone.
The tips cover...
   - email etiquette,
   - social network etiquette,
   - cell phone etiquette
...and more.
Although the subtitle of this website says there are 101 guidelines there are actually more than 101 guidelines included.
Some of the best etiquette guidelines are available on a free poster that practitioners and/or their learners can download from eEtiquette.
NOTE: One word of caution about eEtiquette. The comments section of the website doesn't appear to be closely moderated so users may run into some spam comments in it.

After reviewing the digital etiquette tips on the site, Learners could test their knowledge using the free eEtiquette app (iOS only at the time of writing this) at...
https://itunes.apple.com/app/eetiquette-quiz-101-leitlinien/id578978209

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Google Maps Special Collections

Google Maps Special Collections | technologies | Scoop.it
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Google Maps Special Collections is a great place to find and explore the Street View imagery of interesting places all over the world.
The Street View imagery allows learners to virtually explore places in a way that can't be done by simply flipping through static pictures in a book or on websites.

They can also be embedded in blogs, websites etc.

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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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CK-12 Foundation - Elementary Maths

CK-12 Foundation - Elementary Maths | technologies | Scoop.it
Foster critical thinking skills with practice problems, video hints, and full step-by-step solutions, all clearly aligned with Common Core standards.
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CK-12 has unveiled a new collection for resources for mathematics.
The collection is organized by grade level (grades 1 through 5) and skill.
The resources are a mix of videos and online practice exercises.
Although CK-12's mathematics collection offers a lot of skills sections...
   - addition,
   - subtraction,
   - multiplication,
   - division,
   - clock reading,
   - measurement
...and more; each section currently appears to be fairly limited in its offerings.
However, if practitioners sign-in on CK-12 they can add their own resources to a section.
NOTE: currency used is Dollars (USA Site) but learners should develop skills in using outher currencys

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Versal

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One idea can launch a million more
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Versal is a service that learning providers can use to create online classes that are bit more robust than your average flipped lessons.
On Versal they can build online courses that incorporate...
   - text documents,
   - images,
   - videos,
   - maps,
   - slideshows,
...and more.
When users build a course in Versal they build it lesson-by-lesson in an easy-to-follow outline.
Google Docs, and Microsoft OneDrive users can embed content from their accounts into their Versal courses.

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SmileTemplates - Free PowerPoint Templates & Backgrounds

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SmileTemplates.com - free PowerPoint templates and backgrounds. We have the best collection for PowerPoint presentations ready for download.
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Try something new with professional graphics and high-quality free PowerPoint templates from SmileTemplates.
Categories include...
   - Abstract
   - Business
   - Education
   - Finance
   - Food & Drink
   - Health & Recreation
   - Industry & Production
   - Legal
   - Medical
   - Military
   - Nature
   - People
   - Real Estate
   - Religion & Holidays
   - Science
   - Sports
   - Technology
   - Transportation
The PowerPoint templates provided are easy to use.
Just select a free or an inexpensive design of your choice, and you'll be guided through the easy process of downloading and saving it to your computer.

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Szymon Mantey's curator insight, January 19, 2:29 PM

ulalala szykuje nam się darwmowy powerpoint nowej firmy ktora wproawdza swoj produkt... sweet!

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Google Apps in Education Community

Google Apps in Education Community | technologies | Scoop.it
This Community is for educators who are passionate about Google Apps in Education.

Please only post things that are connected to Google. If you post things that are not related to Google, first you'll receive a warning. If you still persist further action will be taken.
John Dalziel's insight:

This community is for educators who are passionate about Google Apps in Education. A lot of links, discussions, and resources on everything related to Google apps in education.

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Freepik

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Download thousands of FREE vectors, stock photos, HD photos and PSD
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Created originally for graphic and web designers, Freepik’s image collection revolves around...
   - vectors,
   - icons and
   - illustrations.
These graphic designs and often modern artwork can be used directly by learners, but they are also an excellent source of inspiration for learners if they are creating their own digital pieces.

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Astonishing Engineering - Engineering and Technologies

Astonishing Engineering - Engineering and Technologies | technologies | Scoop.it
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Astonishing Engineering was launched in May 2015 to promote engineering education among younger learners through creating educational articles, sharing hidden engineering history facts and new findings.
Astonishing Engineering provides resources for students (and/or practitioners) looking to learn more about various engineering industries, including but limited to...

   ● Gas and Chemical industry,
   ● Architecture and Construction,
   ● Mechanical Engineering,
   ● Geology and mining
   ● Metallurgy
   ● Electrical Engineering
   ● Transport
   ● Power engineering,

Astonishing Engineering...
   ● offers specific engineering tips and tools to help learners solve challenges within learning environments and in everyday life;
   ● contains the large collection of in-depth engineering and technology articles

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The British Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The British Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | technologies | Scoop.it
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Over 1,000,000 images that practitioners and/or their learners can use for assignments, presentations, etc!
Well worth a closer look at this great resource!

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The Opera Platform

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The Opera Platform
Lets Learners Watch First-Class Operas Free Online
Yes everyone can watch full-length performances anywhere with an internet connection.
The Opera Platform...
   - offers one “showcase opera” per month, viewable free, in full, with subtitles available in six different languages;
   - provides a host of supplementary materials, including documentary and historical materials that put the month’s featured opera in context;

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200 Free Documentaries Online

200 Free Documentaries Online | technologies | Scoop.it
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Watch over 200 free documentaries online. The documentaries cover everything from music and cinema, to literature, religion, politics and physics. They're thought-provoking, eye-opening, and enlightening. For more great films, please visit our complete collection, .
John Dalziel's insight:

Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use with your learners and/or use for your own professional and intellectual growth?
This list, from Open Culture, is an excellent starting point.
It features around 200 free documentaries spanning a wide range of topics from history to arts and science.
All of the documentaries are provided with a short description about their content together with a link to the page where you can watch them and read more about the contextual information surrounding the topic they cover.
It takes some time to sift through the entire list but I'm fairly sure practitioners will come out with some good documentaries to share with their learners.

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The Barefoot Project: primary computing

The Barefoot Project: primary computing | technologies | Scoop.it
Barefoot computing provides free cross-curricular resources to help you teach the computer science elements of the new primary computing curriculum.
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The Barefoot Computing Project is a DfE funded project.
Its aim is to provide primary teachers of computing with a range of materials for classroom teaching and professional development.
Developed by Computing At School (CAS), the package contains...
   - workshops,
   - exemplar teaching materials and
   - subject-knowledge enhancement materials.
These enable non-specialists to teach the important transferable skills and understanding coming under the umbrella-term of ‘computational thinking’, such as...
   - algorithms,
   - decomposition,
   - abstraction,
   - pattern recognition
...and so on.
The children are helped to develop mental models that have been shown to underpin and strengthen learning in computing.
With a cross-curricular scope and employing a range of fun and engaging teaching approaches, there is something for all teachers and young learners in infant and primary settings.
A must for Initial Teacher Training and those tasked with delivering the computer science elements of the primary computing curriculum!

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Analyze My Writing

Analyze My Writing | technologies | Scoop.it
An Online Writing Sample Content and Readability Analyzer: analyze your writing and get statistics on words you use most frequently, word and sentence length, readability, punctuation usage, and more.
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No this isn't just another word cloud tool like Wordle, there's much more to it than a word cloud generator.
Users just paste their text into Analyze My Writing and it will generate a large amount of information about your writing.
Analyze My Writing will...
   - give users a break-down of the readability of their writing on five indices;
   - include listings of the most common words and most common word pairs in their writing; and
   - provide a listing of how frequently they use punctuation and punctuation types.
Oh yes, and finally, a word cloud is included at the end of the analysis of their writing.
Analyze My Writing could be a great resource for learners to use when editing their assignments.

Beyond the readability of the their papers learners will receive important information about the words and phrases they have used repetitively in their writings.

Well worth looking at, and/or trying out.

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Interesting way to get some feedback on the way you write.

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MooMooMath - Maths Help Videos & more...

MooMooMath - Maths Help Videos & more... | technologies | Scoop.it
MooMooMath provides Math help videos,step by step Math help,math equations,infographics, math calculators and more.
John Dalziel's insight:

MooMooMath provides video Maths lessons in...
   - pre-algebra,
   - algebra and
   - geometry.
They also provide...
   - summaries of each video,
   - Step by step instruction,
   - Calculators,
   - Infographics,
   - math tips,
   - teacher resources, and
   - a motivation page .
Note:
   - Research has found that watching videos can be very effective when learning Maths
   - Maths Instructional videos are very helpful for visual learners
   - Step by step Maths help videos can be used in a “flipped classroom”
   - Many Maths concepts are very difficult to learn using written step by step instructions. It helps watching someone else solve the Math problem.

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Mathematics Illuminated

Mathematics Illuminated | technologies | Scoop.it
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Mathematics Illuminated is a thirteen-part, well-organized learning resource/series for adult learners and practitioners.
Thirteen chapters with...
   - lessons,
   - videos, and
   - Java applets
...taking users through mathematics history, from the Pythagoreans to the cutting-edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.

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P1xt's curator insight, February 14, 10:42 AM

The unit on combinatorics is especially interesting.

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The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits

The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Blobz Introductory Guide to Electric Circuits provides a series of interactive animations designed to help beginners, learn how electric circuits work.
There are five sections to the series.
Each sections builds upon the lessons of the previous section.
The series starts with the basics of what makes a circuit complete and concludes with diagramming and building circuits.
Each section in the series has a few short lessons and is followed by an animated interactive activity to which learners can apply what they have just learned.
Ideal for beginners, family Learning and more.

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Jocelyn Bassett's curator insight, April 9, 2:18 AM

I found the Blobz Guide interesting, visually appealing and interactive.  It is a fun and engaging way to learn about Electric Circuits.

 

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Public Domain

Public Domain | technologies | Scoop.it
Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.Completely free & made available by Pond5.
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The Public Domain Project will soon become an important resource for educators, offering “thousands of historic media files for their creative projects, completely free and made available by Pond5.
Currently (Jan 2015) the Public Domain Project offers...
   - 9768 pieces of footage,
   - 2758 audio files,
   - 64,639 images, and
   - 121 3D models
...including
   - digital models of NASA tools and satellites,
   - Georges Méliès’ 1902 film, A Trip To The Moon,
   - speeches by political figures like Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King, Jr.,
   - recordings of performances from composers like Beethoven, and
   - a laid-back picture of President Obama playing pool.

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bookboon: Download free eBooks

bookboon: Download free eBooks | technologies | Scoop.it
Bookboon.com provides 1000+ free eBooks. You can download textbooks and business books in PDF format without registration. The books are financed by a few in-book ads. Bookboon.com is the biggest eBook publisher in the world.
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Bookboon is a website that provides hundreds of free on-line textbooks for learners. The textbooks are written by professors from different universities and they cover different topics and disciplines.
Textbooks can be searched for using criteria such as...
   - popularity,
   - rating, or
   - publication.
The textbooks offered by Bookboon are completely free, however the website requires users to sign up for their newsletter and it also asks for the name of their school and program of study.

Afterwards signing up, users will get a link to download the PDF format of the book they are looking for.

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Cristien Amanada's curator insight, May 20, 6:29 PM

Read More Books to Open your Mind http://readpdfebook.com

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nkwiry - a Social bookmarking site for learning providers

nkwiry - a Social bookmarking site for learning providers | technologies | Scoop.it
A social bookmarking site for schools. Allow students to explore, learn, gather & share resources with everyone in the class. No student sign up required! Easily share resources with anyone in the class!
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Nkwiry...
   - empowers learners to curate the web for the best content and gather web-links based on specific topics,
   - provides a safe and secure way to showcase learners' work from other on-line sources e.g. Prezi and Bitstrips and keep them all in one place,
   - provides instant access to resources, curated in one location,
   - encourages collaboration & sharing;
   - provides opportunities for "peer reviews" with built in voting that moves items up the curated lists.

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