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Spongelab | A Global Science Community

Spongelab | A Global Science Community | technologies | Scoop.it

When teaching science, practitioners need to explain science in simple terms to keep learners engaged; on the other hand, it's important not to oversimplify things.

 

Spongelabs provides teaching tools such as lesson plans, visual aids, and a class management dashboard to facilitate learning activities online.

 

Search and the results are organized into graphics and images, games, animation, case studies, lesson plans, and more. Practitioners can then add any item to their list and turn them into a complete lesson.

 

Practitioners can then track the progress of their classes by checking the time spent using, time spent exploring, games scores and more.

 

Learners can also join multiple classes and view assigned lessons.

 

Spongelab is a good example of digital education at work.

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Canva - Free Photo Editor 

Canva - Free Photo Editor  | technologies | Scoop.it
Easily edit your photos with Canva's photo editor! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!
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Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely on-line and free to use. 
Practitioners, and/or learners, can quickly... 
♥ filter, 
♥ resize or 
♥ edit 
...their photographs. 
No apps or plugins required.
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Google Arts & Culture - a virtual museum

Google Arts & Culture - a virtual museum | technologies | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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The Google Arts & Culture website and app, by the Google Cultural Institute, lets visitors explore "anything from cats in art since 200 BC to the colour red in Abstract Expressionism, and everything in between". The tools will help visitors discover works and artefacts, allowing them to immerse themselves in cultural experiences across... 
● art, 
● history and 
● wonders of the world 
...from more than a thousand museums across 70 countries: 
● Search for anything, from hats to all things gold 
● Scroll through art by time
● Browse by colour 
● Find a new fascinating story to discover every day 
Some of you may want to see some of the artworks in real life too—and the Google Arts & Culture app is there to help. 
Click “Visit” on a museum’s page to get opening times, find out what’s on that day and navigate there in one click. 
There’s much to learn about our shared cultural heritage. Download the app for iOS and Android to unlock a world of experiences.
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Google Search Hacks -Hundreds of Google Search Tips

Google Search Hacks -Hundreds of Google Search Tips | technologies | Scoop.it
Collection of hacks and tricks for getting the most out of Google Search.
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The SearchyApp Website Will Teach Visitors Hundreds of Google Search Tips. 
If learners and/or their practitioners want to get creative, they can do a lot of things with Google’s search engine. 
They just need to know some tricks! 
SearchyApp features many tips that’ll help visitors make the most of Google. 
The tips are divided into sections, so it’s easy to locate what is required. 
The current categories are... 
► Facts (e.g. find the elevation of a place, get customer service number, find all songs by a band, etc.) 
► Math (e.g. solve a circle, use a calculator, etc.) 
► Operators (search within number range, exclude a keyword from results, find related websites, etc.) 
► Utilities (metronome, stopwatch, tip calculator, etc.) 
► Easter Eggs 
 Users can just check or uncheck the sections that they want or don't want.
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Explain Everything™ - Interactive and Collaborative Whiteboard

Explain Everything™ - Interactive and Collaborative Whiteboard | technologies | Scoop.it
Explain Everything is a unique interactive screencasting whiteboard app being used by over 2 million students, teachers, leaders, and learners around
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Explain Everything is an easy-to-use... 
► design, 
► screencasting, and 
► interactive whiteboard tool 
...with real-time collaboration that lets users... 
► animate, 
► record, 
► annotate, 
► collaborate, and 
► explore ideas, knowledge and understanding. 
Explain Everything provides Education Practitioners and Learners an opportunity to... 
► share thinking, 
► reflect upon knowledge building, and 
► assess both products and processes of learning. 
It's available for iPad, Chromebook, Android, and Windows Devices.
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Alphabetimals - help children to learn the alphabet

Alphabetimals - help children to learn the alphabet | technologies | Scoop.it
Alphabetimals combines animals and letter shapes to make learning the ABCs easy and fun! Get Apps, coloring books, posters and personalized kids clothes.
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Alphabetimals offers some nice little resources to help practitioners help children to learn the alphabet. 
For those who are not artistically inclined, the option to type a word and print it in an alphabetimalized version could be a nice way to print and display vocabulary words in their learning environments.
One feature I like, on the Alphabetimals website, is a dictionary of animals and the sounds that they make. 
On the Alphabetimals dictionary page children can find a group of animals listed, for each letter of the alphabet. 
When they click on a letter they hear the sounds made by the animal in the picture. 
Clicking on the animals name will give children the audio pronunciation of the animal in the picture.
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Microsoft Office Mix and Office Mix Gallery – the free LCMS (Learning Cloud Management System)

Microsoft Office Mix and Office Mix Gallery – the free LCMS (Learning Cloud Management System) | technologies | Scoop.it
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Office Mix is an add-in for PowerPoint 2013 that allows users to create interactive educational content quickly and easily. 
Once users enable the add in they can... 
► add quizzes or polls, 
► record screen capture video, 
► insert audio and videos and 
► add and remove digital ink during the presentation. 
It is a content creation system. 
When practitioners have completed the production of their lesson or course in Office Mix, they can export the presentation as a video or as a SCORM compliant file which they can then upload to their LMS. 
What is even more exciting is the ability to share lessons by uploading them to the Office Mix Gallery, found via the menu at the top of the Office Mix screen. 
So, Office Mix Gallery could be used as a learning management system.
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Office e interattività per la formazione è ancora di là da venire, ma che anche Microsoft cominci a muoversi é un segnale impossibile da ignorare
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Paperpile - Google Docs add-on

Paperpile - Google Docs add-on | technologies | Scoop.it
Add citations and bibliographies to your research paper. Simple, correct, fast and fully collaborative.
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Paperpile is a powerful reference manager that learners can use in their Google Docs to manage their citations and create well designed bibliographies. 
Paperpile supports APA, MLA, Chicago and over 700 journal specific citation styles. 
It is also compatible with other popular reference managers such as...
► Endnote (they can export their document to Word and Endnote) and 
► LaTeX (they can export their document for use with LaTeX). 
It also lets them export their references as RIS or BibTex. 
Using the Paperpile add-on enables users to easily insert citations with a single click. They can... 
► conduct a search for a journal article while working on their document, 
► insert the citation and  
► get the reference cited for them. 
 Paperpile is also ideal for collaborative co-authoring and can even work with dozens of co-authors.
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Quick Math - Mental Arithmetic on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Quick Math - Mental Arithmetic. Download Quick Math - Mental Arithmetic and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Learners can practice their mathematics while racing the clock in this innovative application. 
 Quick Math features advanced handwriting recognition and a nice interface, it will also take a learners general arithmetic skills to the next level. 
 Quick Math is ideal for those wanting to improve their general maths skills.  
With multiple difficulty levels and a focus on self-improvement, Quick Math provides increasing challenges as user skills develop.
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Web Literacy - Mozilla Learning

Web Literacy - Mozilla Learning | technologies | Scoop.it
We want more people to see themselves as citizens of the web. The Mozilla Learning Network offers programs and a global community dedicated to helping people learn the most important skills of our age: the ability to read, write and participate in the digital world.
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Web Literacy provides an initial framework that examines the entry-level web literacy skills (participate, read and write) and 21s century learning skills (problem solving, communication, creativity and collaboration). These skills are presented in a visual map which practitioners can explore by simply clicking on a given skill and they will be provided with more information about it including things such as definitions and activities to use in learning environments with learners. Each activity comes with a set of instructions on how to use it with learners together with a detailed overview of the web literacy and 21st century skills it attempts to teach.
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Math is Fun - Maths Resources

Math is Fun - Maths Resources | technologies | Scoop.it

Math explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, quizzes, worksheets and a forum. For Learners and teachers.

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Math is Fun is a free website that offers maths games, puzzles, and tutorials.
Well worth a closer look.
The resource that many learners will find useful is the illustrated mathematics dictionary; found at https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/index.html
The Math is Fun dictionary offers more than 700 definitions of mathematics terms. 
All of the definitions include an illustration. 
Nearly 200 of the definitions include an animation. Some of the animations are interactive tutorials.
For some learners, one of the obstacles to understanding how to solve maths problems is understanding the vocabulary used in the problem. Once they understand the meaning of terms they have an easier time understanding and solving the problems. This glossary of terms could helps learners get to the heart of a mathematics problem.
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The Teacher Toolkit

The Teacher Toolkit | technologies | Scoop.it
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TheTeacherToolkit hosts a range of engaging techniques for effective teaching. 
I think it's fair to say that it targets Learners on Educator Certification courses, the USA's equivalent of Initial Teacher Training. 
The practitioners and learners seen on this website are from the Central Texas area and are all successful graduates of their program. 
For every tool on the website, visitors will find... 
 ► An explanation of how and when to use it 
 ► A template they can use to implement the tool 
 ► A place to take notes about how you use each tool (NOTE: this one is available if visitors register on the website) 
TheTeacherToolkit is also adding videos that will show visitors the strategies in action. 
Tool Categories include... 
 ► Classroom Management 
 ► Opening Activities 
 ► Checks for Understanding 
 ► Reading Strategies 
 ► Games 
 ► Closing Activities 
...and more. 
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Sideplayer™ -Watch YouTube While You use other on-line software or Browse The Web.

Sideplayer™ -Watch YouTube While You  use other on-line software or Browse The Web. | technologies | Scoop.it

Watch YouTube While You  use other on-line software or Browse The Web.

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Sideplayer is a floating player for YouTube videos. 
In other words, users can watch a YouTube video in a tiny, always-on-top side window from any web page that they’re on. This particularly handy when they’re, for example, using a YouTube tutorial and don’t want to switch back and forth between their on-line notebook/software/etc., and YouTube, as they make notes/ practice/etc. 
Installing Sideplayer will add a Play in Sideplayer button beneath every video on YouTube. 
 Users click on this button if they wish to play any video in a popup window at the top right. 
Users can switch tabs, as the playing video will follow them remaining above the new tab. 
Note: 
 1: Restart Chrome after installing Sideplayer.
 2: wait for the YouTube page to load completely before bringing up Sideplayer; if you don't, you might see an error message.
An extension to consider as learners, especially if using video tutorials, Flipped Learning and more
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Discovering Literature: 20th century. British Library's rare collections

Discovering Literature: 20th century. British Library's rare collections | technologies | Scoop.it
Explore the ways in which key 20th-century authors experimented with new forms and themes to capture the fast-changing world around them.
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British Library Digitizes over 300 Literary Treasures from 20th Century Authors: 
► Virginia Woolf,
► T.S. Eliot,
► James Joyce 
...& More 
Now anyone with a computer has access to a significant portion of the British Library’s rare collections, thanks to the British Library’s new on-line collection: “Discovering Literature: 20th Century." 
This on-line library offers a paradise for readers and also a heaven for scholars. 
 The collection also tucks in some wonderful artifacts from previous eras, such as...
► a collection of manuscript poems by John Keats, including the Odes and 
► Robert Burton’s encyclopedic 1628 study of depression, The Anatomy of Melancholy. 
Until now, these treasures could only be viewed in the British Library Reading Rooms or on display in exhibitions.
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Video Pad- Video Editing Software

Video Pad- Video Editing Software | technologies | Scoop.it
The award-winning VideoPad video editing program has all the features you need to make a quality movie. Easily edit, add effects/audio and share with friends.
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When using Video Pad, practitioners, and/or their learners, can trim video clips. 
 They can also add subtitles to the video or combine many video clips with transitions. 
Video Pad also offers 3D video editing, 2D to 3D stereoscopic conversion overlay text for captions, and chroma key greenscreen video production. 
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eLearning Industry - a collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources.

eLearning Industry - a collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources. | technologies | Scoop.it
Post your eLearning article. At eLearning Industry you will find the best collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources.
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eLearning Industry offers a portal to free articles and resources for the instructional design field. 
 It's beneficial when practitioners have time to update themselves on the hot topics within instructional design. 
 The contributors are some of the top e-learning professionals in the industry. 
The website includes... 
● upcoming conferences, 
● webinars, and 
● press releases. 
The app resources are especially useful for gaining information on other e-learning platforms that are available for training/on-line courses/etc.
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Screencast-O-Matic - Address Frequently Asked Questions with Screencasting

Screencast-O-Matic - Address Frequently Asked Questions with Screencasting | technologies | Scoop.it
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Every learning environment has learners who... 
► need a little extra help, 
► have frequently asked questions, and/or 
► need the ability to rewind and listen to content again. Screencasting offers a great solution to address these questions or offer brief tutorials for learners. Screencastomatic... 
► allows users to create such videos; 
► offers the option to publish to YouTube or Screencastomatic; 
► places a yellow halo around the users cursor to make it easier to track.
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Google for Education Training Centre - a platform for Educational Practitioners' CPD

Google for Education Training Centre - a platform for Educational Practitioners' CPD | technologies | Scoop.it
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Google for Education Training Centre is an platform for Educational Practitioners' Professional Development. It provides a wide variety of... 
► educational resources, 
► lesson plans, 
► training guides, and 
► tutorials 
...to help educators make the best of Google tools in their instruction as well as in their professional progression. 
The Education Training centre provides two main courses... 
► Fundamentals Training and 
► Advanced Training. 
The earlier is designed for practitioners who are new to Google tools and the latter is for those who are already familiar with Google tools and use it routinely in their Learning Environments. Before taking any of these courses make sure you are signed in to a Google Apps for Education account (https://www.google.com/a/signup/?enterprise_product=GOOGLE.EDU#0) so you can track your progress to see where you are in your training and, when you compete the modules, you can print a certification credit showing your achievement. 
Content is arranged into three main themes... 
► Engage in professional growth and leadership, 
► Increase efficiency and save time, 
► Facilitate and inspire students learning and creativity. 
Watch the video below to learn more about the Google for Education Training Centre at https://www.youtube.com/embed/HeJIqf1krcU
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Cultural & Academic Films : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Cultural & Academic Films : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive | technologies | Scoop.it
This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeolog
John Dalziel's insight:
Cultural & Academic Films is a resource of free educational movies and documentaries. 
Basically a library that embeds a wide collection of academic and cultural films collected from different sources ( e.g digital libraries, university websites, video hosting sites, educational platforms and many more). 
The library has over 30,000 movies and over 100 collections. Users can use the lower search box, on the right-hand of the page, to conduct a quick search and locate movies they are interested in. 
They can also filter their searches using criteria such as... 
► title, 
► date archived, 
► creator and/or
► views.
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Illuminations - Interactive Maths Website to Engage Learners

Illuminations - Interactive Maths Website to Engage Learners | technologies | Scoop.it
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Illuminations can assist turning even the most inattentive learners into emerging mathematicians and can be used by all learners, from young children to adults. 
The website offers... 
► brain teaser puzzles, 
► visual concept models and 
► mobile strategy games that enable learners to challenge other players across the world. 
Illuminations covers both foundational topics like multiplication tables to advanced studies like geometric theorems.
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Vizia - create interactive and engaging videos

Vizia - create interactive and engaging videos | technologies | Scoop.it
Vizia
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Vizia is a web tool that allows practitioners to create interactive and engaging videos. 
Users can ask questions, multi-choice quizzes, and collect feedback through their videos. 
Users can also use Vizia to insert polls, and short answer questions into their videos with a ground-breaking new interface.
Videos created via Vizia are also embeddable anywhere on-line.
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ELSA - Your virtual pronunciation coach

ELSA - Your virtual pronunciation coach | technologies | Scoop.it
ELSA is a mobile application that functions as a personal coach to help English learners around the world speak English more correctly and confidently
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ELSA, which stands for English Language Speech Assistant, is a mobile application that functions as a personal coach to help English learners around the world speak English more correctly and confidently. 
Some of ELSA's features include... 
► Practice frequently-used English words, phrases and sentences; 
► providing users with instant feedback to fix their pronunciation errors; and 
► a pronunciation dictionary to help users check their own pronunciation of any word in English.
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Mozilla Learning - helping people to read, write and participate in the digital world.

We want more people to see themselves as citizens of the web. The Mozilla Learning Network offers programs and a global community dedicated to helping people learn the most important skills of our age: the ability to read, write and participate in the digital world.
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Mozilla Learning Network... 
 ► provides a wide range of web literacy materials to help education stakeholders incorporate the digital skills of the 21st century learning. 
  ► offers free resources that include programs, tools, guides, and step-by step teaching activities that they can use in learning environments with learners to help them develop an ability to read, write and participate in an openly networked world.
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VideoAnt

VideoAnt | technologies | Scoop.it
A tool for adding annotations and comments to web-hosted videos; ideal for blended and flipped learning environments.
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VideoAnt is a tool for adding annotations and comments to web-hosted videos; ideal for blended and flipped learning environments. 
 VideoAnt supports annotation of different video files as well as YouTube videos. 
 VideoAnt's terminology...
► Ants refer to VideoAnt annotated videos and
► Ant Farm is a users account dashboard. 
NOTE: To be able to save and access your collection of Ants, users need to have their own free account. 
When a new Ant is created, users are directed to the annotation page where they can add and manage annotations and edit privacy and sharing settings. 
 Finished Ants can be shared publicly using different sharing options including an embed code to use in a website or blog. Users can also share Ants with groups of users. 
Practitioners may want to create a group for their course(s) and invite learners to join in; that way they can instantly share Ants with the whole group with a single click. 
By granting learners permission to annotate, they can also annotate Ants and comment on each others videos.
As you can see, from what I've said so far, VideoAnt is ideal for educational purposes and can be used for a variety of instructional purposes some of which include... 
► creating lecture presentations, 
► using VideoAnt as group discussion, 
► student VideoAnts as critical reflection or self-assessment, and 
► student VideoAnt as peer review or small group discussion. VideoAnt is one to try at least!
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Science in the Classroom

Science in the Classroom | technologies | Scoop.it
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Science in the Classroom is a free resource for practitioners from Science Magazine. 
On the Science in the Classroom website, users will find research papers containing interactive annotations to help learners understand the content of the papers. 
In the right hand margin of each paper they will find a section called "learning lens." 
Learning lens offers seven types of interactive annotations that learners can enable. 
Of those seven types of annotations, the glossary annotation is the one that learners will probably use most often. 
The glossary annotations highlight key words and terms in the article. 
Clicking on a highlighted annotation reveals a definition. 
In addition to the interactive annotations, Science in the Classroom provides practitioners with... 
 ► discussion and reading comprehension questions and 
 ► a list of suggested learning activities.
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Context Menu Search

Context Menu Search | technologies | Scoop.it
Use the right-click menu to search for selected text in different search engines
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When people want to look up a word or a phrase that they have come across on a web page, they usually... 
 ► select the relevant text,
 ► copy the text (Ctrl+C)
 ► open Google, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. in a new tab,
 ► paste the copied text there (Ctrl+V), and
 ► hit the search button. 
Well, the Context Menu Search extension allows you to search for the selected text using the context menu (right-click menu) i.e. without leaving the page that you’re on. 
The search engine options that you’d like to see in the context menu and whether you want the search results to open in a focused tab or a background tab is up to individuals. 
Click on the Options link listed below the search engines in the context menu to set up custom search engines and specify tab behaviour preferences. 
An excellent Chrome extension for everyone, saving so much time!
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