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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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Padlet is an easy way to create and collaborate in learning environments

Padlet is an easy way to create and collaborate in learning environments | technologies | Scoop.it
You'll feel like a superhero
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Padlet is like a digital cork board. Anyone who accesses the Padlet wall you create can add virtual sticky notes to it with...
► text,
► images or
► URLs (unless you change the privacy settings).
Create a Padlet wall and add URLs to it, or your students/learners can add URLs themselves.
There’s a lot more you can do with Padlet; take a look at http://ditchthattextbook.com/2014/11/03/20-useful-ways-to-use-padlet-in-class-now/

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Zotero - Grab your research with a single click

Zotero - Grab your research with a single click | technologies | Scoop.it
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.
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Zotero provides means to collect all users research in a single, searchable interface. They can add...
► PDFs,
► images,
► audio and video files,
► snapshots of web pages,
...and more.
Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of the resulting library, enabling users to find exactly what they're looking for with just a few keystrokes.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help users...
► collect,
► organize,
► cite, and
► share
...their research sources.

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Clarisketch

Clarisketch | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Clarisketch application...
● is Free and
● works on Android OS version 2.3.6 Gingerbread or higher.
Users just...
● take a picture, then
● record a themself speaking and drawing on the picture and then
● Send to, and/or share it with others (They don't need the app).
To find out more take a look at the tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/embed/vbVCV428hl4

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Spoken™ - Where the world finds a voice.

Spoken™ - Where the world finds a voice. | technologies | Scoop.it
Where the world finds a voice.
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Before I say too much about Spoken, at the time of writing this, it is currently in beta.
Currently potential users will need to request an invite to use the service. My invitation arrived within seconds.
In short, Spoken is a new social network that is designed for sharing audio recordings of four minutes or less, describing itself as "Instagram for audio."
Once registered, users can...
upload audio recordings that are up to four minutes long; and
attach cover images to those recordings.
...all of their recordings will appear in their profile where people can follow them and users can follow others.
Spoken doesn't have a built-in recording tool so users have to record outside of Spoken then upload their recording.
I'll be using Audacity to make the recordings that I'll upload to Spoken.
Spoken could provide a good way for practitioners to encourage learners to post audio recordings in which they reflect on learning experiences and or share advice with other learners. At the same time learners will gain confidence with, and enhance, their spoken communication skills.
Practitioners, will have to follow each of their learners to hear their recordings.

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Un instagram audio où l'on peut ajouter des enregistrements d'une longueur maximale de 4 minutes.

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Dropbox for Gmail (Beta)

Dropbox for Gmail (Beta) | technologies | Scoop.it
Send and preview Dropbox files and links without leaving your Gmail window.
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Dropbox has released an add-on for Gmail that makes it easier for practitioners, and/or learners, to add and send files.
Once installed it places a Dropbox icon at the bottom left of the Compose Mail box.
Just...
   - Click it,
   - Sign into your Dropbox account,
   - click the file you want to attach and
   - click the blue "Insert link" button.

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JustPaste.it - Share Text & Images the Easy Way

JustPaste.it - Share Text & Images the Easy Way | technologies | Scoop.it
Want to share text with your friends? Paste it below, and give them the link.
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Just Paste...
   - is a simple note sharing service;
   - provides an on-line word processor for writing notes and documents and
   - allows users to insert images and videos into their notes.
Just click the "publish" button to generate a unique url to share with others.
Nice additions are...
   - Notes can be started on-line or started offline in a Word, PDF, or RTF document and imported to Just Paste It for editing and sharing;
   - Just Paste It notes can be downloaded as PDFs for printing;
   - Notes can be password protected and
   - an email address is not required in order to use Just Paste It.
Just Paste It provides an easy way for learners, and/or practitioners, to quickly share notes with each other without having to log into a service with an email address.

It could also be useful for taking and sharing notes during a group research or reading activity; the list goes on...

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ExamTime - Changing the way you learn

ExamTime is a personal learning environment that allows students & teachers to create, discover and share learning resources. Transform your learning and achieve your goals with ExamTime

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ExamTime is a personal learning environment that allows learners & practitioners to...
   - create,
   - share & discover resources
   - build mind maps, flashcards, quizzes & notes

... and all for free!
Why reinvent the wheel!
Transform learning and make goals achieveable with ExamTime

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Cluster: Potential private spaces for practitioners and their learners to collaborate.

Cluster makes it possible to create private group spaces where you share photos and memories with the people you care about. Create a space with family, a group of friends, coworkers, people from your home town, or anyone else!
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For education...

Cluster – makes it possible to create private group spaces where...
   - learners can share photos with practitioners and/or other learners; or
   - practitioners can share photographs with learners.
Only invited members of the space can see what is posted and relevant notifications are sent so that users know when people you invite post new things to the created space.
Ideal for sharing images from...
   - field trips,
   - events, etc.,
or for...
   - portfolios,
   - collaborative work,
...and so much more.

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Short-term File Sharing — Torpedo

Short-term File Sharing — Torpedo | technologies | Scoop.it
Share files, passwords, and more with self-destructing private links. Torpedo is easy to use short-term file sharing.
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Share files, passwords, and more with self-destructing private links. Torpedo’s share links self-destruct as soon as your file is downloaded.

Drag any file to the menu bar. Choose 48 hours or one download. Torpedo will automatically copy a link to your clipboard that you can send to anyone you’d like. All they need is a web browser. Ideal for practitioners and/or learners.

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scrawlar - Cloud based Word Processing for edu! A safe space to write, collab & share without email.

scrawlar - Cloud based Word Processing for edu! A safe space to write, collab & share without email. | technologies | Scoop.it
Simple and fast web word processing for schools. Word processing on tablets, phones and computers. No student sign up required! Easily share documents with anyone in the class!
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Scrawlar provides a safe space to write, collaborate and share ideas.
Scrawlar's text editor...
   - is very simple and easy to use;
   - allows for integrating images
   - has an option to move to HTML editor (similar to Blogger text editor).
   - has a speech-input but only with a Chrome browser.
The big advantages, for Scrawlar, is that it does not require any sign-up and works on mobile devices.

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The 100 Best Twitter Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition)

The 100 Best Twitter Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | technologies | Scoop.it

This post, by Edudemic, is really a response to many practitioners who feel Twitter has no role in Teaching & Learning.

 

I have tried a number of these tools and do use some of them. 

 

Tools include those for...

- Managing Twitter;

- Finding 'Friends' (those studying the same course?)

- Sharing (files, photographs, media...)

- Games

- News & Research

- Twitterers (feeds to educational resources etc)

- Groups (Ideal for keeping things organised)

- Organisation & Productivity

 

I'll be returning to some of these for further investigation of their potential - watch this space OR twitter :-)

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lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing

lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing | technologies | Scoop.it
lino is an online web sticky note service that can be used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas, and photos anywhere on an online web canvas. lino is a completely free service that runs on all popular web browsers.

 

Access lino from your home, office, or even on the road and post a sticky note online whenever you want/need to!

 

- make a note right away wherever you are;

- Set reminders/due dates on stickes;receive Email reminders on the morning of the due date;

- arrange pictures and videos and share them with colleagues/peers/assessors etc.
- creating groups; share ideas with group members;
- share files by attaching files to stickies;
- Use with smartphone;

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Hiper url

Open up to 5 tabs as a single link.

A useful tool for Social Media 4 Education; Allows users to share links on social media, such as Twitter, where text is limited.

Practitioners can embed the links within courses on VLEs, grouping websites, videos etc that are required for particular elements and/or for comparisons etc.

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TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice

TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice | technologies | Scoop.it
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TodaysMeet is intended to be a backchannel chat, but there’s much more users can do with it.
Users can create the same TodaysMeet room (and corresponding URL) for an entire year.
Their learners can bookmark it and can be there in one click.
If users need their learners to visit a site quickly, they just add the link to their TodaysMeet room and their learners can access it quickly. It's worth checking out "20 ways to use TodaysMeet in your Learning Environment (classroom) at http://ditchthattextbook.com/2014/01/30/20-useful-ways-to-use-todaysmeet-in-schools/

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Splashtop Classroom

Splashtop Classroom | technologies | Scoop.it
Now view and control the teachers PC/Mac directly on your Chromebook or using your Chrome Browser
John Dalziel's insight:

Splashtop Classroom is a tool that allows practitioners to control and share lessons and presentations on their desktop with all learners in face-to-face environments.
Learners will be able to see and follow everything practitioners do on their desktop.
Practitioners and learners can use whiteboard tools to add annotations and drawings to lesson content right from their own devices.
Practitioners can...
● launch Splashtop Classroom on their mobile device and turn it into an interactive whiteboard.
● use the toolbar to draw, highlight or write over any content.
● draw over flipchart backgrounds – or include their own worksheets.
● use the spotlight and screen shade tools to keep learners focused.’
● move around the learning environment while still controlling and interacting with learners feedback on the lesson.
● pass control to learners, letting them express their ideas by annotating and using the whiteboard features.
Take a look at https://www.youtube.com/embed/p5q5uaVIOkA to see how you can use Splashtop Classroom with learners

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Speaker Deck

Speaker Deck | technologies | Scoop.it
Speaker Deck is the best way to share presentations online. Simply upload your slides as a PDF, and we’ll turn them into a beautiful online experience. View them on SpeakerDeck.com, or share them on any website with an embed code.
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Users simply upload their slides as PDF and Speaker Deck turns them into a beautiful online experience.
Users can then share their generated presentation with others using different options including...
   • a unique URL link,
   • social media websites such a Facebook and/or Twitter, or
   • use the embed code to embed presentations in their webpresence.
NOTE:

   1: Speaker Deck only supports PDF files and allows up to 50 uploads per day and a total of 500 all time.
   2: The PDF that users upload cannot be larger than 50 Megabytes

 

To upload a presentation to Speaker Deck users...
   • Sign into their Speaker Deck account and click "Upload" at the top of the page. They will be presented with a form to upload a PDF.
   • Click the "Select a PDF to Upload" button and a file browser will open. Select the PDF you want to upload and then click Ok.
   • When the PDF has finished uploading they will see a "Save the Details" button. Optionally enter a name and description and select a category for the presentation and then click "Save the Details"

 

It's as easy as that.

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Google Tone

Google Tone | technologies | Scoop.it
Broadcast any URL to computers within earshot.
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Early Days as yet but, Google has launched a new experimental Chrome extension that lets users (e.g.practitioners) transmit the URL of a website to other nearby computers (Used within the learning environment) using nothing but sound.
To try the feature...
   - all computers must first have the Google Tone Chrome extension installed and
   - all computers must be within reasonable earshot of each other.
Then when the practitioner is on a webpage they’d like to share...
   - they hit the little Google Tone tab in their browser and they’ll hear a little succession of beeps — not too dissimilar to an old ZX Spectrum computer loading a game.
   - nearby machines receive a notification with the sender’s Google profile and picture embedded within the message, and
   - the learners can open the URL on their own PC.

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Flickrit - create an embeddable Flickr slideshow in seconds

Flickrit - create an embeddable Flickr slideshow in seconds | technologies | Scoop.it
Use this form to create a Flickr slideshow you can embed on your own website with a simple copy and paste:
John Dalziel's insight:

Practitioners, and/or learners can use the form provided to create a Flickr slideshow which can be embedded on a website with a simple copy and paste of the code generated.

It's...

   - HTML5: That means your Flickr slideshow works on all devices, including iPhones and iPads.

   - responsive: You can create a slideshow that will expand and shrink to fill the screen you're watching on.

   - hassle-free: No installation manuals here! Getting a slideshow on your site or blog is as simple as cutting and pasting a few lines of HTML.

   - free and you don't have to sign up for anything.

   - loaded with options:

Pull photos from Flickr sets / albums, tags, groups, users or keywords and add thumbnails and transition effects.


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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.
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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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Topic 4: This is a useful community for teachers and administrators looking to increase their web presence or maximize the potential of the Google suite of apps in their school.  I chose to share it as a resource for educators with questions or wishing to collaborate.

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | technologies | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
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Blendspace makes it easy for practitioners to organize and share educational materials in a visually pleasing format.
On Blendspace users can arrange...
   - videos,
   - links,
   - images, and
   - files
...around any topic of their choosing.
Blendspace has built-in search tools so that users don't have to leave their Blendspace account in order to locate resources. When practitioners share a set of Blendspace materials with their learners, the learners can provide feedback to show that they understand the materials or they can ask questions about the materials.
Practitioners can also see if their learners actually looked at all of the materials that they have shared with them.
Using Blendspace can be a good way to create and deliver flipped lessons.

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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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FileBuck.it - Home

FileBuck.it - Home | technologies | Scoop.it
Send large files for free. Share up to 4 GB per upload and 50 GB per day. Create a bucket and collaborate with others
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With FileBuck.it, practitioners and/or learners can upload 4 GB for free, so sending lots of small files or a few very large files is no longer a chore.
NOTE: It doesn't have to stop with one upload, users can send up to 50 GB a day, all at no cost.
By creating a File Bucket, users get a central location for them, their learners, colleagues and other stakeholders to share files.

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Shared Google Drive Folders - Presentation

Shared Google Drive Folders - Presentation | technologies | Scoop.it

This presentation goes through the steps needed to create Shared Google Drive Folders. This will allow practitioners to share files, videos and much more with their learners.

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Ideal for Work-Based Learners and/or those who are unable to attend face-to-face sessions.

24/7 access, any time, any place, anywhere.

This is one of, at the time of curating this, eleven presentations.

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Share As Image

Share As Image (previously called Pin A Quote) is a service that allows users to highlight text on the Internet and share it in the form of an image.

 

Available in free and Pro versions, Share As Image is a bookmarklet that can be installed on any browser.

 

The free version is very basic, offering a single font and no choice of colour. The Pro version, on the other hand, provides users with a range of colours as well as font types and sizes.

 

Once created, users can share the image on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter. 

 

As with most images on the web, a right-click allows viewers to copy and/or save the resulting image.

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TagMyDoc

TagMyDoc | technologies | Scoop.it

TagMyDoc is a web service that enables practitioners to share documents with learners quickly and more conveniently.

 

TagMyDoc...
     - lets users upload and tag their digital documents;
     - generates download URLs for these documents;
     - encodes the URL into a QR code that users can share with smartphone owners.

 

People who own a smartphone can easily scan the code and download the document.

 

Users can also set a password for files.

 

Downloads of files are tracked and displayed on the dashboard.

 

TagMyDoc offers free as well as premium packages; to try out the service, you should check out the free package that supports individual file uploads of 2MB and provides an overall storage space of 1GB after users sign up for an account.

 

File formats that users can upload to the site include jpg, tiff, png, bmp, gif, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, and pdf.

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