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Free positive behavior reinforcement | StudentPositive

Here is one for those engaged in Initial Teacher Training - Free positive behaviour support and classroom management. Simple for teachers, real-time feedback for students, and robust reporting for data-driven schools.

 

Teachers or schools interested in using StudentPositive with their students can register for a beta invite on the company’s website,

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ACLjohn's eMagazine - 2014: Issue 13

ACLjohn's eMagazine - 2014: Issue 13 | technologies | Scoop.it

Published 2nd July 2014 at the Jisc RSC-Northwest Annual Event; created as a presentation to show delegates the way that I use Mindmeister, Microsoft Office, and Flipsnack to produce the publication.

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The first publication for July 2014

Please feel free to share with anyone. 

Please Note: these eMagazines have been collated as part of my CPD (Continued Professional Development), for my personal use, when supporting Learning Providers, delivering presentations etc.; they may contain views that are my own and not those of my employer.

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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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Pexels provides a useful source of Creative Commons pictures

Pexels  provides a useful source of Creative Commons pictures | technologies | Scoop.it
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Pexels – is a website which provides a useful source of Creative Commons pictures, that practitioners, and/or learners, can use everywhere for any purpose.
With Creative Commons, they have the freedom to use an image without payment to the maker of the image.
Pexels has high quality photos in various categories.

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Fifty Things To Do before you're 11¾

Fifty Things To Do  before you're 11¾ | technologies | Scoop.it
National Trust project for children to achieve badges for completing 50 tasks
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50 Things to do Before You’re 11¾ is an inspiring project to help youngsters become more active during the summer holidays - and the website is well-designed and fun to use (with parental support).
One for Family Learning I feel.

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✿ Copy Paste Character - Our favourite set

✿ Copy Paste Character - Our favourite set | technologies | Scoop.it
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Copy Paste Character is a very easy website to use. It's designed for as an application to use on Chromebooks, the web and iPhone/smartphones.
It provides a way to copy the ‘hidden’ characters, that come with desktop computer’s typefaces, which can then be pasted into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you or your learners might need to "spice up" with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.
   - Just click to copy a character.
Several sets are available, note the drop down menu located in the centre of the screen below the horizontal line.
It is also possible to save your favourites from the sets available by creating an account.

I created two sets that you can see here...
http://char.nu/6dovh  

http://char.nu/85Lcg ;

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Maths-resources - Free Maths Resources, Worksheets & Games

Maths-resources - Free Maths Resources, Worksheets & Games | technologies | Scoop.it
Free Maths Resources. Worksheets, Games, Graphs, Calculators.
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Free maths teaching resources!
In fact an Aladdins Den of Maths teaching resources available for free.

Take time to go through the site and download resources...
   - Maths games and puzzles,
   - worksheet generators,
   - graphing tools,
   - UKMT questions and a whole load more
...that you require or use the online tools.

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Plickers - Transforming Student Assessment and Data Collection

Plickers - Transforming Student Assessment and Data Collection | technologies | Scoop.it
Affordable clickers for classrooms. Plickers transforms how teachers assess their students and collect data
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Plickers is a Student Response System for Learning Environmentss that aren't 1:1
Plickers uses a practitioner's iPad or Android tablet in conjunction with a series of QR codes to create a learner response system.
   - Learners are given a set of QR codes on large index cards.
   - The codes are assigned to learners.
   - Each code card can be turned in four orientations.
   - Each orientation provides a different answer.
   - When the practitioner is ready to collect data, he or she uses the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses.
Plickers could be a good Learner response system to use in learning environments in which learners don't have laptops or tablets to use.
Using Plickers to poll learners instead of asking them to raise hands to indicate if they "get it" or not allows learners to reply anonymously by holding up their cards.

Have all learners hold up their cards at the same time, scan them, and see the results.

Students won't know who said they "got it" or not because each code is unique to each student.

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ThingLink - Make Your Videos Interactive

ThingLink - Make Your Videos Interactive | technologies | Scoop.it
ThingLink for Video
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As I hope you already know, ThingLink is a popular tool for
collaboratively creating interactive images.
But now, practitioners and learners can use ThingLink to
create interactive videos too.
ThingLink Video allows users to select any public video on
YouTube and add interactive pinmarks to it.
Each pinmark can contain...
   - embeds of other videos,
   - maps,
   - text, and
   - links to other pages of information.
ThingLink Video could be a great tool for learners to use
to add additional information to videos, that they publish
on YouTube, enhancing their video projects.

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81DASH - a communication Platform for educators.

81DASH - a communication Platform for educators. | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

81 Dash provides a place for practitioners to create chat rooms to use with learners to host conversations and share files.
Once registered practitioners can begin creating rooms where messages and files can be exchanged.
As the owner of a room practitioners can delete messages written by their learners; this resolves the complaint many practitioners have about many other backchannel tools.
What's the complaint?
Not having a way to delete messages or delete a room if learners write inappropriate things in the backchannel.
Learners join an 81 Dash room by going to the URL that is assigned to their room.
When they arrive in the room for the first time they will be asked to register.
There are two registration options; registering as a "guest user" does not require learners to enter email addresses.
A big plus for a backchannel is it allows "shy" learners to ask questions and share comments.
To be fair it also provides a good outlet for more outspoken learners who want to comment on everything.

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ACLjohn's latest podcast (June's 4th) via - PodSnack

ACLjohn's latest podcast (June's 4th) via - PodSnack | technologies | Scoop.it

Podcasts from John Dalziel -
"Retirement Calls"

Find out more by listening to this podcast! 

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Latest Podcast- Retirement Calls...;- published 26th June 2014 will probably be the last linked to John's work; he is retiring at the end of July 2014

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Create your original resume online for free. | Kickresume

Create your original resume online for free. | Kickresume | technologies | Scoop.it
Create your original resume online in minutes! Simply fill in your details and download beautiful resume in PDF for FREE.
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Kickresume will help learners, and/or practitioners, create a CV in the simplest way in no time.
It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to set up a resume.

Just...
   - choose a design you like,
   - fill in the information about yourself, or
   - import data from your LinkedIn profile, then
   - Save it
...and you’re good to go.

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Math Chimp - Math Games, Videos, and Worksheets

Math Chimp - Math Games, Videos, and Worksheets | technologies | Scoop.it
Math Chimp has free math games, videos, and worksheets. We create and collect the best math activities online and organize them by the Common Core Standards.
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Math Chimp is a catalogue of more than one hundred on-line mathematics games and although aimed at elementary school and middle school learners, can be ideal for Functional Maths learners.
Practitioners can review games on Math Chimp by selecting a grade and then selecting a standard or objective. After those selections are made, Math Chimp will direct them to an appropriate mathematics game for their learners.
Math Chimp also offers a small library of instructional videos for each grade level. The videos are matched to the skills learners practice in games for the same grade level. To find an appropriate video just select a grade and a skill.

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E-Driver

E-Driver | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Too many car crashes involve young people as drivers and as passengers.
Many of them are injured as a result and some unfortunately die.
Information
This short programme will provide information about the following:
   - Numbers of deaths and injuries
   - Causes of car crashes
   - The role of passengers
   - Consequences of car crashes.

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RSC Northwest's Post-16 TV: June 2014's Loop

RSC Northwest's Post-16 TV on Livestream. 

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This month's loop, of 32 min includes...

   - an overview of events coming up in June and beyond,

   - a video about creating a Google Customised Search Engine,

   - a CPD clip about Google Maps how to Create Placemarks, Layers & Polygons-  and

   - links to ACLjohn's Resources.

I hope you find something of use/interest; I'm always open to constructive suggestions :-)

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Flipboard

Flipboard | technologies | Scoop.it
Your Social Magazine. Available for iPad, iPhone & Android.
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A single place to discover, collect and share the content that curriculum practitioners care about.  

Add...

social networks,

publications,

blogs and more

...keeping colleagues, learners and other stakeholders connected.

Flipboard has so much potential for Curriculum Curations, Collaborative Publications and many more uses for Practitioners and Learners.

Note:Links to the resulting magazine(s) can be embedded on web presences including VLEs.
Well worth a closer look.

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Intellinote, A Team Productivity Platform

Intellinote, A Team Productivity Platform | technologies | Scoop.it
Intellinote is a powerful Team Productivity Platform for teams of all sizes who can capture information, collaborate & complete work from anywhere, anytime.
John Dalziel's insight:

21st Century teams will already know full-well, the right software behind projects, groups or an organization can make all the difference.
Intellinote is another such platform for...
   - managing,
   - collaborating and
   - communicating with teams.
Intellinote blends...
   - project management features,
   - collaborative note-taking and
   - discussion
...with a unique workspace approach that makes managing teams of people a simple affair.
Better still, it’s completely free for teams of up to five people, which offers plenty of opportunity to try/trial before purchasing.

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scoopmap

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View the latest world news on a map. Discover hot spots and articles written by high quality newspapers. Stay up to date on scoopmap.net
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An interactive map, designed by the UK Guardian newspaper, which shows news events happening all around the world, as they happen in real-time.

If users click on a marker, they will get a pop-up describing the news event.

On the right of the screen are the biggest stories of the day.

All news stories are linked to the main article on the Guardian website.

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Animagraffs - Animated infographics by Jacob O'Neal

Animagraffs - Animated infographics by Jacob O'Neal | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Have you searched websites for resources, to show learners how something works?
Are you looking for resources that allows users to dismantle something just to look inside and see all the moving parts?
If so, you will like Animagraffs.
It's a website that shows visitors how something works, by going inside the object.
It includes how a car engine works, and Inside a Jet Engine.

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Dulux - Inspiration, advice and information about decorating with Dulux paints and creating colour schemes

Dulux - Inspiration, advice and information about decorating with Dulux paints and creating colour schemes | technologies | Scoop.it
Find the perfect colour scheme for your home. Get inspiration, colour scheming help and decorating advice from Dulux.
John Dalziel's insight:

The ‘Dulux Visualizer’ app – helps users see any room in any colour, LIVE!

Using unique augmented reality technology, users/clients can see realistic Dulux paint colours appear on walls with just a tap of the screen.

Experiment with bolder colours or narrow down colour choices with confidence.

A must for Painting & Decorating Courses or similar.

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Smarty Pins: Trivia & Google Maps

Smarty Pins: Trivia & Google Maps | technologies | Scoop.it
Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.
John Dalziel's insight:

Google has released this new game called Smarty Pins which uses Google Maps for its layout.
It's a game that tests players geography and trivia skills. It could be ideal for use with learners.
Players in Smarty Pins are asked a wide variety of geography-based questions to which they have to provide answers by dragging and dropping a pin in Maps. 
Scores are converted into miles and players are given 1000 miles at the start of the play .
With each incorrect answer a number of miles are subtracted from the players' score.
The trick is to answer questions as quickly as possible before the number of miles reaches zero.
First select a category. The categories available are...
   - Arts and Culture,
   - Science and Geography,
   - Sports and Games,
   - Entertainment,
   - History and Current Event.
Players will then be provided with a question.
If they find the question too hard to answer they can get help by using the "take a hint" button.
To answer the question players need to drop the pin on the correct location.
The final score you reach can be shared with others using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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WudaTime – Free Time Tracking & Project Management app

WudaTime – Free Time Tracking & Project Management app | technologies | Scoop.it
WudaTime is a free Time Management web based software. Time tracking, Project Management and To-do Lists, all in one app. Nice & Simple."
John Dalziel's insight:

WudaTime – is a free web based basic project management tool which allows groups to easily keep track of their dedication.

It is a simple time management application perfect for curriculum teams, course projects and collaborative tasks.
The progress bars give visual information on project and task status.
Use the to-do lists to keep track of progress.

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Engage: Engaging Science

Engage: Engaging Science | technologies | Scoop.it
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ENGAGE is a new project from the science upd8 team, bringing up-to-date science into learning environments across Europe.
At the time of writing this, they offered two new activities to get learners talking and thinking:
   - Car Wars: It's 2020, and these fun activities get learners comparing pros and cons of different fuels to choose a new car
   - Grow your own body: help learners apply knowledge of cells and organs and get-up-to-speed with the exciting technology of lab-grown organs

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Eskeletons

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John Dalziel's insight:

eSkeletons, produced by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, features interactive models of mammal skeletons.

It providers learners with an option to compare bones across models
Just...
   - Select a model from the menu on the home page
   - click on any bone in the model to view it in detail.
After select a bone to view users can choose from a menu of viewing angles.

In many cases eSkeletons offers a short video display of the bone you've selected from the menu.
OR
   - Select two or more animals from the menu
   - select a bone and a small gallery of comparative images will be generated.
eSkeletons also offers a glossary of terms and a legend to help learners understand what they are viewing.
Even without the models, the glossary is a good resource for anatomy learners.

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Zaption - Interact With Video

Zaption - Interact With Video | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Zaption is a tool for creating video-based quizzes.
Zaption allows practitioners to display questions for learners to answer as they watch a video.
To create a quiz on Zaption users start by creating a "tour" in their account.
A tour is a combination of videos, images, and text arranged into a sequence.
After choosing a video, just start watching it then pause it when you want to add a question.
You can add questions in the form of...
   - multiple choice,
   - open response, or
   - check box response.
When learners watch the video they will see your questions appear in the context in which you set them.
As I've said, Zaption tours can include images and passages of text along with your video.
Users can add questions over images and or between images and text.
Just take a look at the Zaption showcase for some great examples of Zaption tours that incorporate video, images, and text.
Zaption could be a great tool for creating flipped lessons to share with learners.
NOTE: learners do not have to have Zaption accounts in order to use the tours that you create; the free version of the service allows users to include one video per tour (they can have unlimited tours).

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Check My Links

Check My Links | technologies | Scoop.it
Check My Links is a link checker that crawls through your webpage and looks for broken links.
John Dalziel's insight:

Check My Links – is a Chrome Browser link checker that crawls through webpages and looks for any broken links.
‘Check My Links’ is an extension developed primarily for web designers, developers and content editors.
When you’re editing a web page that has lots of links, wouldn’t it be handy to be able to quickly check that all the links on the page are working ok?

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Captain Icon

Captain Icon | technologies | Scoop.it
+350 Awesome free vector icons to empower your mobile and web designs
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Captain Icon – consists of more than 350 vector icons that practitioners, and/or learners, can freely use under Creative Commons for their mobile and/or web designs.
They can be scaled to any size without losing quality, and are available in EPS, PSD, PNG, SVG, and web font formats.
They cover categories such as...
   - design,

   - office,

   - social,

   - sports,

   - weather, and more.
Users will need to scroll to the bottom of the screen to find the download.

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Quill

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

Quill is a free, on-line, interactive grammar lesson platform that essentially has learners practice grammar skills by editing and revising engaging pieces of pre-written literature.
Quill also allows practitioners to personalize curricula and assign individual lessons to individual learners.

This is perfect for those practitioners who have learners who need specialised intervention, while allowing other learners to continue as needed.
One for Functional Skills I feel.

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