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Anatomy Arcade

Anatomy Arcade | technologies | Scoop.it

Anatomy Arcade makes basic human anatomy come ALIVE through games, interactives and videos.

 

Anatomy Arcade is a collection of games about human body systems.

 

The collection is categorized by both body system and game type.

 

The games most frequently appearing in the Anatomy Arcade are jigsaw puzzles, matching games, and crossword puzzles.

 

There are also a few interactive games. 

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ACLjohn's eMagazine - 2014: Issue 14 August

ACLjohn's eMagazine - 2014: Issue 14 August | technologies | Scoop.it

Published 30th July 2014; my 1st eMagazine since retiring.

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The first publication for August 2014 - Please feel free to share with anyone. 

Please Note: this is the first eMagazines created since retirement. It contain views that are my own and some previous elements have been removed and others added.

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Always a handy point of reference to find out what's new out there in the world of e-learning

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Real Favicon Generator - Generate favicon pictures and HTML

Real Favicon Generator - Generate favicon pictures and HTML | technologies | Scoop.it
Generate favicon pictures and HTML code for all major platforms at once.
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This is one for learners studying to become a web designer or developer - Real Favicon Generator generates all the pictures and HTML code they'll need to get a mobile- and tablet-ready favicon.

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Teaching U.S. History

Teaching U.S. History | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Centre for History and New Media (CHNM) has created the Teaching History website with the goal of making U.S....
   - history content,
   - teaching strategies,
   - resources, and
   - research
...accessible to History Practitioners, to support the teaching of U.S. History education within Learning Environments.

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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | technologies | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
John Dalziel's insight:

Regardless of the age of learners, a common challenge exists for many practitioners:

Given that varied reading levels may exist within a single learning environment, it can seem virtually impossible to have all learners access the same content in a way that allows them to comprehend the material.
NEWSELA solves this by providing practitioners with a database of non-fiction articles.
In addition, each article can be adjusted by Lexile for up to five different reading levels, and some articles include comprehension quizzes.
One for Functional Skills practitioners I feel.

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Tackk Edu: (@TackkLessons)

Tackk Edu: (@TackkLessons) | technologies | Scoop.it
Browse Tackks about Tackk Lessons (@TackkLessons)
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Visit Tackk Edu to see...
   - science,
   - maths,
   - social studies,
   - art, and
   - language arts lesson plans that utilize Tackk.
Note: To create a Tackk page you do not need to register for an account, but unregistered Tackk pages expire after seven days.
I suggest practitioners registering for a free Tackk account before creating their first page. To create a Tackk page just...
   - upload an image
   - add text in the customizable fields above and below the image.
Tackk pages can also accommodate...
   - videos,
   - audio files, and
   - maps.

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John Dalziel's insight:

Visit Tackk Edu to see...
   - science,
   - maths,
   - social studies,
   - art, and
   - language arts lesson plans that utilize Tackk.
Note: To create a Tackk page you do not need to register for an account, but unregistered Tackk pages expire after seven days.
I suggest practitioners registering for a free Tackk account before creating their first page. To create a Tackk page just...
   - upload an image
   - add text in the customizable fields above and below the image.
Tackk pages can also accommodate...
   - videos,
   - audio files, and
   - maps.

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Born To Build

Born To Build | technologies | Scoop.it
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The new Born to Build website highlights the huge range of roles in construction, and along the way explodes a few myths about the industry...

Construction is one of the biggest industries to work in, both in the UK and worldwide. To illustrate this, it employs ten per cent of the UK working population and needs to recruit a further 185,000 over the next five years.

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John Dalziel's insight:

The new Born to Build website highlights the huge range of roles in construction, and along the way explodes a few myths about the industry...

Construction is one of the biggest industries to work in, both in the UK and worldwide. To illustrate this, it employs ten per cent of the UK working population and needs to recruit a further 185,000 over the next five years.

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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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Tellagami - a stepping stone for learners who may be hesitant or uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience

Tellagami - a stepping stone for learners who may be hesitant or uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience | technologies | Scoop.it
Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated Gami video.
John Dalziel's insight:

Tellagami is a great idea and stepping stone for learners who may be hesitant or uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience.
Practitioners can ask their learners to record or script their own presentation based on a topic of study.
Tellagami is an app that's gaining more and more popularity in learning environments with a fun and interactive take on creating animated videos.
Tellagami lets learners create their own virtual performances using 3D digital avatars that they can design and customize themselves. By recording their own voice or simply typing the script, they can watch their own digital character bring their story to life.

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MyBnk - Delivering expert-led financial education & enterprise

MyBnk - Delivering expert-led financial education & enterprise | technologies | Scoop.it
We are a charity who deliver financial education and enterprise experiences directly to 11-25 years olds in schools and youth organisations.
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MyBnk, working with young people, have created high impact and high energy financial and enterprise education programmes on topics such as...
   - saving and budgeting,
   - survival money management,
   - social enterprise and
   - start up entrepreneurship.
Useful resources for Functional Skills.
MyBnk are a charity who deliver financial education and enterprise experiences directly to 11-25 year olds in schools and youth organisations.

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Random Item / Person selector / Generator fruit machine

Random Item / Person selector / Generator fruit machine | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

The Random Name Selector from Primary Technology is a simple tool for picking names from a list users have created.
Users have the option of limiting question/feedback/answer times by launching a one minute to seven minute countdown timer.
To use the selector just type in or copy a list of names then hit "go."
Users also have the option to remove a name from the list after it has been selected which can ensure everone within a group is asked once during contact time.
P.S. Ideal for Teachmeets as well!

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The Random Name Selector from Primary Technology is a simple tool for picking names from a list users have created.
Users have the option of limiting question/feedback/answer times by launching a one minute to seven minute countdown timer.
To use the selector just type in or copy a list of names then hit "go."
Users also have the option to remove a name from the list after it has been selected which can ensure everone within a group is asked once during contact time.
P.S. Ideal for Teachmeets as well!

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Scitation

Scitation | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

I'm sure most, if not all, Learning providers delivering STEM courses will have flagged this website to their learners. In case they haven't, I've added it here!

Topics Covered include...

Acoustics; Astronomy and astrophysics; Atomic and molecular physics; Biological physics; Condensed matter physics; Energy; General physics; Geophysics; Interdisciplinary physics; Materials science; Mathematical physics; Nanotechnology; Nuclear physics; Optics and optical physics; Particle physics; Physical chemistry; Plasma physics; Quantum mechanics; Rheology and fluid dynamics; Society and organization; and Statistical physics. 

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I'm sure most, if not all, Learning providers delivering STEM courses will have flagged this website to their learners. In case they haven't, I've added it here!

Topics Covered include...

Acoustics; Astronomy and astrophysics; Atomic and molecular physics; Biological physics; Condensed matter physics; Energy; General physics; Geophysics; Interdisciplinary physics; Materials science; Mathematical physics; Nanotechnology; Nuclear physics; Optics and optical physics; Particle physics; Physical chemistry; Plasma physics; Quantum mechanics; Rheology and fluid dynamics; Society and organization; and Statistical physics. 

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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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VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! | technologies | Scoop.it
The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!
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VideoNotes...
   - is a neat tool for taking notes while watching videos.

   - allows users to load any YouTube video on the left side of their screen

   - gives users a notepad to type on, on the right side of the screen
   - integrates with a users Google Drive account.
Note: By integrating with Google Drive VideoNotes allows users to share their notes and collaborate just as they can do with a Google Document.
Practitioners can use VideoNotes to have learners submit questions to them and/or each other while watching videos.
Practitioners can also insert questions into the conversation for their learners to answer too.

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VideoNotes...
   - is a neat tool for taking notes while watching videos.

   - allows users to load any YouTube video on the left side of their screen

   - gives users a notepad to type on, on the right side of the screen
   - integrates with a users Google Drive account.
Note: By integrating with Google Drive VideoNotes allows users to share their notes and collaborate just as they can do with a Google Document.
Practitioners can use VideoNotes to have learners submit questions to them and/or each other while watching videos.
Practitioners can also insert questions into the conversation for their learners to answer too.

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Leap.it

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Leap.it - a whole new take on search. What are you looking to discover? Try it now!
John Dalziel's insight:

Leap.it provides a visual search engine which, for some learners and/or practitioners, could enhance engagement.
Leap.it results come up displayed on cards.
For each search, it integrates social links, searching into Twitter streams, with real-time news and historical information.
If practitioners and their learners log in and create an account they can curate and share their own search ‘perspectives’ with others.

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Google Noto Fonts

Google Noto Fonts | technologies | Scoop.it
Beautiful and free fonts for all languages. Noto is Google’s font family that aims to support all the world’s languages. Its design goal is to achieve visual harmonization across languages.
John Dalziel's insight:

Noto fonts are under Apache License 2.0. Simply select a region of your interest and pick languages. You will then be provided with download links for each one.

Ideal for learners on language courses or for learners who want to communicate with family and/or others in their native tounge

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GIF YouTube | Make Animated GIFs from Youtube

GIF YouTube | Make Animated GIFs from Youtube | technologies | Scoop.it
Gif Youtube brings you the fastest way to create animated GIFs from YouTube
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A meme is a funny picture (often with a caption attached) which can go viral around the Internet. One form of this meme can be a GIF image. GIF YouTube enables you to take a scene from a YouTube video and turn it into a GIF image. All you have to do is type “gif” before “youtube” in the URL.
GIF YouTube can also be used to provide educational clips, (10sec max) to emphasise specific things.

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ViewPure / videos without clutter

ViewPure / videos without clutter | technologies | Scoop.it
Watch YouTube videos without comments, ads, related videos, or any other distractions. It's great for teachers, parents, and organizations alike - or really, anybody.
John Dalziel's insight:

The ViewPure website and ViewPure browser bookmarklet are great tools for practitioners who want to show a YouTube video in their learning environment, but don't want to risk displaying "related" sidebar content. 

ViewPure has been around for a four or five years.
The site has been updated to offer helpful search tools.
Practitioners can now search for YouTube videos through the ViewPure website.
NOTE: ViewPure is not a work-around if your learning provider blocks YouTube and it is not a tool for downloading YouTube videos.

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Simple Steps Save Lives

Simple Steps Save Lives | technologies | Scoop.it

Eight educational videos about pool and spa safety

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Every year, about 300 children under the age of 5 drown in pools and spas.
Thousands more are hospitalized.
These deaths and injuries are preventable.
This series of eight videos covers the steps to put in place to prevent a drowning.

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Mail Markup: Inline annotations and markup in Gmail, Email markup, Email annotations

Mail Markup: Inline annotations and markup in Gmail, Email markup, Email annotations | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Mail Markup in Gmail is a Chrome extension which enables practitioners to preview an attachment from their learners without downloading it.
They can...
   - annotate the attachment,
   - add comments,
   - add those comments directly into the email, and
   - then send it back.
Potentially, a huge time saver.

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Digital Image Collection-Folger Shakespeare Library

Digital Image Collection-Folger Shakespeare Library | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

The rare materials held at the Folger are meant to be actively used; Henry Folger once called the collection “a fine kit of tools for scholars.”

Today, the Folger Library continues to make its books, manuscripts, and artworks as accessible as possible within the limits set by their rarity and, in many cases, fragility.
For the general public, world-wide, access to the Folger collection is provided via their freely-accessible Digital Image Collection.
The Folger's Digital Image Collection offers online access to over 75,000 images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection, including...
   - books,
   - theater memorabilia,
   - manuscripts,
   - art,
...and more.
Images are available in high resolution and users can...
   - show multiple images side-by-side,
   - zoom in and out to see fine detail,
   - view cataloging information when available,
   - export thumbnails, and
   - construct permanent URLs linking back to their favorite items or searches.
These images are available for free use under a CC BY-SA Creative Commons license.

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John Dalziel's insight:

The rare materials held at the Folger are meant to be actively used; Henry Folger once called the collection “a fine kit of tools for scholars.”

Today, the Folger Library continues to make its books, manuscripts, and artworks as accessible as possible within the limits set by their rarity and, in many cases, fragility.
For the general public, world-wide, access to the Folger collection is provided via their freely-accessible Digital Image Collection.
The Folger's Digital Image Collection offers online access to over 75,000 images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection, including...
   - books,
   - theater memorabilia,
   - manuscripts,
   - art,
...and more.
Images are available in high resolution and users can...
   - show multiple images side-by-side,
   - zoom in and out to see fine detail,
   - view cataloging information when available,
   - export thumbnails, and
   - construct permanent URLs linking back to their favorite items or searches.
These images are available for free use under a CC BY-SA Creative Commons license.

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Boost Your ROI: 12 Clever Areas of Use for Online Meeting Software

Boost Your ROI: 12 Clever Areas of Use for Online Meeting Software | technologies | Scoop.it
We all know that there are many uses for online meeting software besides generic meeting scenarios. This free guide shows you how to creatively adapt your use of online meeting software to get greater return.
John Dalziel's insight:

This free guide will highlight several real-world instances in which online meeting software can be a tremendous asset.

It will also help you think of new ways you can leverage on-line meetings for your own use. Download this free, complete guide if you want to:
- Increase your ROI on your online meeting software
- See concrete applications of online meeting technology in day-to-day operations
- Gain new insights into how online meetings can be creatively used in several industries
- Empower yourself to truly get the most out of your desktop sharing software purchase

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John Dalziel's insight:

This free guide will highlight several real-world instances in which online meeting software can be a tremendous asset.

It will also help you think of new ways you can leverage on-line meetings for your own use. Download this free, complete guide if you want to:
- Increase your ROI on your online meeting software
- See concrete applications of online meeting technology in day-to-day operations
- Gain new insights into how online meetings can be creatively used in several industries
- Empower yourself to truly get the most out of your desktop sharing software purchase

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earth

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An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap

John Dalziel's insight:

As we are all aware, at any one time, wind currents are flowing around the world, at different temperatures and speeds.
This Animated Map, Earth, enables users to...
   - spin the globe with their mouse
   - zoom in and out with the scroll wheel and
   - see where the wind currents are, and which ones are the strongest.
Open the full menu by clicking on the word "earth" at the bottom left of the screen; this, among other things, will allow users to view the wind, as it was earlier and/or will end up next!

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As we are all aware, at any one time, wind currents are flowing around the world, at different temperatures and speeds.
This Animated Map, Earth, enables users to...
   - spin the globe with their mouse
   - zoom in and out with the scroll wheel and
   - see where the wind currents are, and which ones are the strongest.
Open the full menu by clicking on the word "earth" at the bottom left of the screen; this, among other things, will allow users to view the wind, as it was earlier and/or will end up next!

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Embed Google Maps - Supports Street View and New Google Maps

Embed Google Maps - Supports Street View and New Google Maps | technologies | Scoop.it
The Embed Google Maps is the easiest tool for embedding the new Google Maps in your website. You can even embed Google Street View panoramas.
John Dalziel's insight:

Embed Google Maps lets users easily and quickly embed Google Maps in their webpages, blogs and other web presences.

They can embed a basic Google Map or the 360° Street View panorama.

To get started, users search for a place using the Search box and pan or zoom to ensure that the map they’d like to embed appears in the current window.

Next copy the IFRAME embed code and paste it in their chosen web presence template.

So many uses within Education!

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Illuminations

Illuminations | technologies | Scoop.it
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Illuminations provides resources and materials to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics for all learners.
This includes...
   - Lesson Plans
   - Puzzles
   - Problems
   - Stories
   - Games
...and More
Practitioners can also...
   - subscribe to the "Bright Ideas" eNewsletter
   - read how others are using Illuminations resources
...and more...

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Illuminations provides resources and materials to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics for all learners.
This includes...
   - Lesson Plans
   - Puzzles
   - Problems
   - Stories
   - Games
...and More
Practitioners can also...
   - subscribe to the "Bright Ideas" eNewsletter
   - read how others are using Illuminations resources
...and more...

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EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle | technologies | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.
John Dalziel's insight:

EdPuzzle is another tool that allows users to add their voice and questions to educational videos.
On EdPuzzle users can search for educational videos from...
   - Khan Academy and
   - Learn Zillion.
Once they've found a video that they like, they can add their voice comments to it.
They can also create a series of questions to go along with their chosen video.
Questions are inserted along a timeline that matches the video. That means that learners don't have to wait until the end of a video in order to answer the questions.

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EdPuzzle is another tool that allows users to add their voice and questions to educational videos.
On EdPuzzle users can search for educational videos from...
   - Khan Academy and
   - Learn Zillion.
Once they've found a video that they like, they can add their voice comments to it.
They can also create a series of questions to go along with their chosen video.
Questions are inserted along a timeline that matches the video. That means that learners don't have to wait until the end of a video in order to answer the questions.

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Student Interactives - ReadWriteThink

Student Interactives - ReadWriteThink | technologies | Scoop.it

Engage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.

John Dalziel's insight:

The tools available include...
   - Organising & Summarising
   - Inquiring & Analysis
   - Writing Poetry
   - Writing & Publishing Prose and
   - Learning about Language

One for Functional Skills practitioners, and others, I feel

 

 

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The tools available include...
   - Organising & Summarising
   - Inquiring & Analysis
   - Writing Poetry
   - Writing & Publishing Prose and
   - Learning about Language

One for Functional Skills practitioners