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The Ultimate Word Search Maker

Make amazing interactive word search puzzles that you can put right on your website for your learners to play and enjoy.

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WordSearch Maker is a great free tool to create wordsearches for learners.

This could be to help with spelling words or it could be for curriculum specific words based around a particular topic.

Once finished, simply share the URL of the wordsearch with them or use the embed tool to embed it into a website or blog.

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Educational Apps | Facebook

Educational Apps | Facebook | technologies | Scoop.it

Educational Apps. FiTES (Find Try Evaluate & Share) - You are the experts in your field of work

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Sharing posts about apps and extensions I've found, tried and evaluated for the world of Education.
For learners, practitioners, and other stakeholders...
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Dictate-Speech Recognition for Microsoft Office

Dictate-Speech Recognition for Microsoft Office | technologies | Scoop.it
Type with your voice using Dictate, a speech recognition and real time translation add-in for Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint).
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Dictate is a free add-in for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
Once users have Dictate installed they can speak to have text appear in their... 
  - documents, 
  - slides, and 
  - emails. 
Simple voice commands let users... 
  - insert punctuation, 
  - delete words, and 
  - start new paragraphs. 
Dictate also supports... 
  - more than 20 languages for dictation and 
  - Real-time translation to 60 languages. 
Dictate takes just a minute or two to install. 
Just... 
  - download the installation file and 
  - run the installation wizard once 
...to have Dictate appear in all three Microsoft products. 
Dictate could be a helpful add-in for many learners that need to speak to insert text into documents or emails. 
For an overview, take a look at the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/AKs-cIfGCQc ;
For many this could save time and make them more productive; it must be worth a closer look.
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Post-it® Plus - turn any physical sticky notes into digital notes

Post-it® Plus - turn any physical sticky notes into digital notes | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Post-it® Plus. Download Post-it® Plus and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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I've worked with many colleagues and invited presenters who use "Post-it" notes for many activities, to collect feedback and many other things. 
Generally, these "Post-it" notes are then photographed (at best) and binned. 
To be fair, the activities have, in many cases been engaging, but the physical manipulation, removal of duplicates, collation etc. can waste time. 
The Post-it Plus app that can make such activities more engaging and take less time. Post-it Plus is a free iPad app that you can use to turn any physical sticky notes into digital notes. 
With this free app installed on an iPad or iPhone users can... 
  - snap a picture of a collection of physical sticky notes and have them quickly digitised. 
Once the notes are digitized... 
  - re-arrange them, share them with collaborators, and/or 
  - send them to another application like Dropbox. 
If users have multiple sets of notes they can combine the best notes into one board on the Post-it Plus iPad and iPhone app. 
For a quick overview, take a look at https://www.youtube.com/embed/jtQljSfghiA ;
Post-it Plus is ideal for... 
  - digitising the output of a brainstorming session that started with physical notes; 
  - learning environments in which only the practitioner has an iPad or there are only a few iPads; practitioners could have their learners carry-out brainstorming sessions with physical notes then go around the room with one iPad to create a digital record of those notes. These can then be projected, via the app, through an LCD projector or interactive whiteboard to show learners all of the notes and talk about which notes should be sorted into various categorised boards in the app. 
That's just a taste of what can be done. It must be worth a closer look.
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Owl Eyes - provide learners with guidance while reading classic literature

Owl Eyes - provide learners with guidance while reading classic literature | technologies | Scoop.it
Owl Eyes is an improved reading and learning experience for students, teachers, and everyday readers. Incorporate expert annotations, quizzes, and insights into your classroom or personal reading experience.
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Owl Eyes is a free tool that provides education practitioners with a good way to provide learners with guidance while they are reading classic literature. 
Owl Eyes provides users with tools to insert annotations and questions into classic literature. 
Their Learners can see the annotations and questions that they add to the digital text. 
Practitioners have the option to create on-line classrooms through which they can monitor their learners' progress through a text and view their learners' annotations and answers to questions. 
The texts available through Owl Eyes are mostly classic works that are in the public domain. 
Video clips worth watching include... 
  - How to Create Annotations and highlights on Owl Eyes - https://www.youtube.com/embed/tG3s4sVxE7Y and 
  - How to Create a Quiz Question on Owl Eyes - https://www.youtube.com/embed/BH0OLC93B7c ;
...I recommend watching them in order to save yourself from some frustrating clicking without results. 
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Soapbox - screen & webcam recorder

Soapbox - screen & webcam recorder | technologies | Scoop.it
Stand out above the crowd. Create professional-looking videos with beautiful transitions.
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Soapbox is a relatively new tool from Wistia that makes it easy to create great screen-cast videos on a Chromebook or any computer that is using the Chrome web browser. 
With Soapbox installed in the Chrome web browser users can quickly record their screen and their webcam at the same time. 
Soapbox is a little different from other screen-cast tools. 
The most distinguishing feature is that users can have their video transition from their screen to their webcam to a combination of the two. 
Soapbox includes some simple editing tools for zooming in on an area of your screen and calling attention to specific parts of the screen. 
Once completed, Soapbox videos can be shared via email or anywhere else that users want to post a link to their video. 
Ideal for helping learners learn how to navigate a new web tool. 
For an introduction, take a look at https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZhHbgMkneP4 ;
NOTE: The shortcoming of Soapbox is that users cannot download their video. It lives on Wistia's hosting service.
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Story Map Series - World Population Trends - Interactive Map & Guiding Questions

Story Map Series - World Population Trends - Interactive Map & Guiding Questions | technologies | Scoop.it
This story map was created with the Story Map Series application in ArcGIS Online.
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World Population Trends is one of a number of interactive story maps produced on the ESRI platform - http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/ ;
The Fifteen maps, in this series, show patterns of change in the world's population from 1960 through 2015. 
The maps in the series represent population changes due to...   
  - birth and death rate changes,
  - life expectancy changes, 
  - fertility rate changes, and 
  - changes in migration. 
The guiding questions, on many of the maps within the series, asks learners to evaluate the data presented to them to determine answers to the questions. 
Clicking on countries provides data via pop-ups (zero values may mean data was unavailable) 
Note: a short link is available to share with learners, and/or others, and the HTML code to embed the resource in a web page. 
The HTML code is also available for Autoplay, which is ideal for public display monitors. 
An excellent "Real World" resource for data evaluation.
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Map of Contemporaries

Map of Contemporaries | technologies | Scoop.it
The history of the world in famous people’s lifespans.
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Map of Contemporaries is an interactive visual that chronicles the history of the world through the lifespans of famous people. 
For many of us, History is a giant collective tangle of thousands of interwoven stories involving millions of characters, countless chapters, and many, many narrators. 
Map of Contemporaries provides a "Flipped History" resource where, rather than teaching history by highlighting the "major events", the Map of Contemporaries targets different historical figures and through them an overview of the major events that marked their era. 
Different Educational Courses can use the Map of Contemporaries to search for famous people by content area (e.g., arts, music, religion, science…etc) and by their place of birth. 
Once users locate the filtered historical figures, clicking on their name, provides access to Wikipedia pages with more details. 
The Map of Contemporaries provides a fresh perspective on our history, unlike the conventional “vertical” approach of who came after whom and what happened after what. 
NOTE: The timeline uses the data set from Pantheon, which is a project from the Macro Connections group at The MIT Media Lab. 
They provide an excellent list of 15,343 historical figures each marked with a Historical Popularity Index (HPI) that helps us to show the most famous people at the top of the timeline. 
Well worth a closer look, even if you don't teach History!
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VideoNotebooks - take time-stamped notes while watching a video

VideoNotebooks - take time-stamped notes while watching a video | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about VideoNotebooks. Download VideoNotebooks and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Videos are becoming, have become, an important feature of teaching and learning. 
No longer can learners highlight information, as they could on handouts, or make note in margins etc. 
So how can notes, questions, ideas etc., be recorded when watching a video clip? 
VideoNotebooks allows learners to take time-stamped notes while watching a video. 
Ideal for flipped learning, on-line courses and more. 
Notes are organised in notebooks and each notebook corresponds to one video. 
The VideoNotebooks iOS App also allows... 
  - the tagging of individual notes so users are able to retrieve a specific subset of notes across all notebooks later. 
  - users to export notebooks to pdf. 
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e-clock

e-clock | technologies | Scoop.it
Replace new tab page with minimalistic and customizable clock and weather with quick access to apps, bookmarks, history and more
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eClock is a Chrome Extension that replaces a new tab page with... 
  - a minimalistic and customizable clock and weather 
  - quick access to Chrome Web Store, apps, extensions, downloads, bookmarks, history and more 
e-clock lets users completely customise its look and feel. 
Nice features to have on view while waiting to deliver a presentation with, of course, an appropriate customised background image. 
I love the simplicity and easy access!
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Buncee | Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Lessons

Buncee | Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
Buncee is fun and easy web tool for educators and students to create and share engaging multimedia presentations, interactive lessons, digital stories, and more
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Buncee is a multimedia presentation tool which can be used to create... 
  - interactive presentations, 
  - cards, 
  - signs 
...and other engaging visuals. 
There are many new items added to their library and some additional features, including the ability to use Buncee for assessment. 
Creating with Buncee is easy; users can add multiple items on to the canvas and move them around very easily. 
Education Practitioners can create lessons with assessments through the classroom edition. 
Buncee also offers many ways for learners to be creative and more engaged in learning by creating something authentic, as there are thousands of items that they can add to bring it to life and make it their own. 
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Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes to engage learners

Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes to engage learners | technologies | Scoop.it
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Quizziz is a fun assessment tool that continues to add more and more features; this makes obtaining feedback from students and providing feedback to them much easier. 
Some of the newer features include receiving a daily report of the Quizizz summary and being able to send parents, and/or other stakeholders the results of a learner’s Quizizz 'game'. 
The daily summary report shows the... 
  - number of Quizizz games used,  
  - number of responses, 
  - percentage correct 
...as well as additional information. 
It’s nice for practitioners to be able to have that data available so quickly. 
Quizizz easy to implement, users simply create their own by adding their own questions or search from the public Quizizz available and drag in the questions they want and then edit them according to their preferences. 
Other benefits include the ability to either play it live or assign it as "practice" or homework. 
NOTE: If practitioners create a Quizizz and there isn't enough time for learners to finish, no worries because when learners use the same login and pin number, they continue from where they left off in the game.
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G Suite – Gmail, Drive, Docs and More

G Suite – Gmail, Drive, Docs and More | technologies | Scoop.it
Do your best work with Google’s suite of intelligent apps (formerly Google Apps). Get business email, video conferencing, online storage and file sharing.
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Many Learning Providers are embracing G Suite which provides all the tools they need to... 
  - Communicate - GMail, Hangouts, Calendar, Google+; 
  - Store - Google Drive; 
  - Collaborate - Docs, sheets, Forms, Slides, and Sites; and 
  - Manage - Admin and Vault;
...in one package that works seamlessly from computers, phones or tablets. 
No it isn't free but at the time of posting this, it starts at about £4/user/month. 
If you’re one of the Learning Providers that already use G Suite, and/or are contemplating using it, then keeping track of your data is critical. 
Such organisations need tools that can help them manage access to ensure that only the right people are sharing information.  
Team Drives - https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/drive/get-started-team-drive/ - make it easy for employees to manage file access. 
Team Drives allows users to specialise permissions based on who they would like to... edit, comment, reorganise or delete ...certain files. 
Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. 
Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done. By default, all members within Team Drives automatically see the same files regardless of who adds or reorganises them—cutting back on how many times organisations have to grant file access to trusted team members. 
To get started on Team Drives use the step-by-step guide https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/drive/get-started-team-drive/ ;
A "should use" for those who have G Suite accounts!
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Vectr - Free Online Vector Graphics Editor

Vectr - Free Online Vector Graphics Editor | technologies | Scoop.it
Free vector graphics editor. A simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool for everyone.
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Vectr is a free vector image design and editing tool that can be used on-line or downloaded to use on a Mac, Windows, or Linux desktop. 
Vectr provides some pre-made elements and templates that can be used when designing graphics. 
Users don't have to use any of the pre-made elements as Vectr lets them design completely from scratch. 
Users can also import existing graphics files to edit them. 
End products can be exported in PNG, JPG, and SVG formats. 
For beginners, Vectr offers an extensive collection of tutorials both in print and as videos. 
Vectr must be worth a closer look, especially as it's FREE!
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TinyTap - Play & Create Interactive Lessons

TinyTap - Play & Create Interactive Lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
TinyTap is a social platform which empowers families, teachers and students to learn from each other by creating their own personalized interactive lessons and games and playing thousands of new ones shared daily by a worldwide community of educators and learners worldwide.
Together we are building the world's largest marketplace for educational games - a community that celebrates creativity and knowledge!
Free on the Web the App Store and on Google Play Android.
John Dalziel's insight:
TinyTap is an excellent educational platform practitioners can use with their learners for a wide array of learning purposes. 
TinyTap features a huge library of interactive activities and educational content created by education practitioners to help learners in areas such as... 
  - maths, 
  - science, 
  - English, 
  - music 
 ...and many more. 
Learners will get to explore a variety of educational games handmade by practitioners or , in case they didn't find what they are looking for, design their own educational games from scratch and without the need for any coding knowledge. 
TinyTap provides a number of powerful tools to help users create engaging content. These include: 
  - Questions, 
  - Puzzles, 
  - Videos, 
  - Voice Input, 
  - Text Input, 
  - Soundboard 
...and more.
Practitioners can use TinyTap to ‘create fun educational activities for any purpose and engage their learners in something new. Educators around the world are creating valuable learning activities based on the school curriculum. 
Special needs practitioners can also utilise this platform to ‘come up with new ways to help those in need and personalise activities to fit each person individually. 
TinyTap includes a features called Insights that allows practitioners to track the progress of their learners. 
TinyTap can be played on-line at http://www.tinytap.it/activities/ and is also available on... 
Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/rUPE1ej3pjI to learn more.
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ColorNote – free Android notepad app that provides users with a simple notepad editing experience

ColorNote – free Android notepad app that provides users with a simple notepad editing experience | technologies | Scoop.it
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Android ColorNote is a free notepad app that provides users with a simple notepad editing experience to write down their... 
  - notes, 
  - to-do lists, 
  - reminders, 
  - emails and 
  - memos. 
ColorNote has two note taking formats: 
  - a lined-paper styled text option and 
  - a checklist option. 
The text option allows users to add as many notes as they want. 
Users can easily edit their saved notes, share them with others and/or delete them. 
Users can also use ColorNote checklist mode to create to-dos. 
Users can add unlimited number of items to their list and once it is saved, users can check or uncheck their items with a single tap. 
Other interesting features provided by this app include: 
  - organising notes by colour, 
  - protecting your notes with a password, 
  - writing a diary and/or journal in the calendar, 
  - searching notes and memos, 
  - organising your schedule by notes in the calendar, 
  - sharing notes via SMS or email
…and many more. 
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ClassroomQ - answer all of your learners' questions in a timely manner

ClassroomQ - answer all of your learners' questions in a timely manner | technologies | Scoop.it
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Often, educational practitioners are bombarded with a sea of full of student hands and have little idea where to start. 
Yes it can be difficult to answer all of your learners' questions in a timely manner. 
ClassroomQ was created to address this dilemma. 
ClassroomQ works like this... 
  - Create an Account - users need to visit ClassroomQ and create a free teacher account. 
  - Start Your first Classroom Q Session - users can customise whether they want a sound to play or learner comments to appear in their message queue. 
  - Get Learners to Join - Learner accounts are not required, they enter in a pin to join the user's session, very much like Kahoot, NearPod, etc. 
  - Learners can then Ask Questions - they use ClassroomQ to raise their hand and add a question or comment in the comments section.
Questions will appear in the order they were received in your queue. No need to choose who goes first, second, third, etc. as a result, users can go around the learning environment and respond to learner needs in the order they were received.
Questions are checked off the list by clicking on the Learner's name and the next question will appear on the list.
What's not to like?
ClassroomQ gives all learners the opportunity to ask questions in realtime.
Importantly, it eliminates the barriers that many shy learners face. They can ask a question without fear of embarrassment. It also eliminates the conflict that arises when users are bombarded with questions and don't know where to start.
You may find it useful to take a look at the ClassroomQ Introduction Video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/y8vXjRgTy0E ;
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Parapara Animation - Create Simple Animations

Parapara Animation - Create Simple Animations | technologies | Scoop.it
A free animation creation tool developed and hosted by Mozilla
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Parapara Animation is a free animation creation tool developed and hosted by Mozilla. 
The tool is easy to use and it does not require registration in order to use it. In the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/rUCSvdnijQ8 Richard Byrne demonstrates how to create an animation with ParaPara Animation. 
Mozilla offers some lesson plan suggestions based on the use of ParaPara Animation and users can find those lesson ideas at https://learning.mozilla.org/en-US/activities ;
Worth a closer look! 
My first effort can be seen at https://mzl.la/2sO5LaM
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Adobe Scan app, scan documents to pdf | Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Scan app, scan documents to pdf | Adobe Acrobat DC | technologies | Scoop.it
Scan anything into a PDF using your mobile device. Scan documents, whiteboards, forms, receipts and more with the new Adobe Scan app. Download today!
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At the end of May 2017 Adobe launched Adobe Scan a scanning app with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality that allows users to scan anything they want to PDF. 
OCR in Adobe Scan is completely free, converting printed text to digital text in seconds. 
It’s fast and easy to capture multi-page documents too.
Users can turn any type of document into an editable PDF which they can edit and re-use the way they want. 
Adobe Scan is also a powerful converter that lets users convert different file types to PDFs. 
The app integrates seamlessly with other services included within an Adobe subscription allowing users to do more with their PDFs (e.g. edit, convert to Microsoft Office, fill and sign, and send for tracked signatures). 
Note: To properly use the app you need to be registered with Adobe cloud. 
The three main features provided by Adobe Scan are: 
  - Scanning (‘Capture forms, receipts, notes and business cards. You can even scan multi-page documents with a single tap.’), 
  - recycling content (‘Free, built-in optical character recognition (OCR) lets you reuse scanned content by creating a high-quality PDF you can work with in Adobe Acrobat Reader.’), and 
  - storage (‘Save your scans to Adobe Document Cloud for instant access and sharing) 
Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/L2_-jwiIbL0 to learn more about Adobe Scan
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EducationalAppStore - dedicated to the curation and review of educational apps

EducationalAppStore - dedicated to the curation and review of educational apps | technologies | Scoop.it
We certify and recommend the best education apps, so that teachers, parents and students can feel confident in mobile learning in the classroom and at home.
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The Education App Store is an independent app marketplace that is exclusively dedicated to the curation and review of educational apps to ‘help teachers and parents around the world, progress their child's primary education.’ 
Apps are reviewed and organised according to learning outcomes and learning needs. 
Users can search for apps by... 
  - category, 
  - subject area and/or 
  - age. 
Each app comes with a short review, the age group it targets, price..etc. 
NOTE: 1: Registration is required if users want to download the app directly from the site. 
2: There is also a subscription-based service for both teachers and parents to help them find the best educational apps and understand how they align with curriculum. 
Watch the video at https://vimeo.com/193755717 to learn more about Educational App Store.
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Informusic-Classical Music History & Composer App on the App Store

Informusic-Classical Music History & Composer App on the App Store | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Informusic-Classical Music History & Composer App. Download Informusic-Classical Music History & Composer App and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Informusicis the all-in-one music history resource for learners, practitioners, and classical music lovers. 
Users can browse through... 
  - biographies, 
  - program notes, 
  - sheet music, 
  - audio examples and 
  - interactive timelines that contextualise musical events with... 
    - art, 
    - history, 
    - politics, 
    - war 
...and more!
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Turn Off the Lights | For Browser, Desktop and Tablet

Turn Off the Lights | For Browser, Desktop and Tablet | technologies | Scoop.it
Turn Off the Lights is a FREE browser extension that allows users to dim everything on their screen except for HTML5 videos they're watching. Get it Now!
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Turn Off The Lights is a lightweight tool to highlight the video player and darken the rest of a web page. 
With a single click on the lamp button, the page will fade to dark and automatically focus on the video, so users can watch the videos as if they were in the cinema. 
By clicking on the lamp button again, the page will return to normal. 
Turn Off the Lights is a lightweight and useful add-in designed for a more comfortable watching experience. 
It works for many video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, twitch, Hulu, Facebook, Metacafe, YouKu, HTML5 etc. 
Visit https://www.youtube.com/embed/MV_CdGy9Js0 for a quick overview. 
Note: I've found that if there isn't a video on a website, Turn Off The Lights can be used to black out the whole screen; again useful during presentations - give it a go! etc. 
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Visme - Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners in HTML5

Visme - Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners in HTML5 | technologies | Scoop.it
Make Professional Presentations & Infographics Online with Visme's amazingly simple free tool with 1000's of templates & graphics. Publish
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As Educational Practitioners, we need to find different ways to represent material to learners. One of the reasons I share these 'finds' with you, the readers, is that I am always looking for new ways to present information and enhance what I currently do!. Visme is a simple tool allowing users to translate their ideas into... 
  - presentations; 
  - infographics; 
  - reports; 
  - web content; 
  -  product presentations and 
  - wire frames. 
Visme comes in both a free and paid version. 
Once a free account has been created, users can choose which type of presentation that they would like to create (i.e. Presentation, Infographic, Banner, or Blank). 
When they've decide what they would like to create, Visme provides them with a variety of templates to choose from. 
Once they've chosen what they want to create, they are now ready to begin adding content. 
Visme provides an easy-to-use platform for adding content, graphics, shapes, charts, data, and multimedia. 
If users would like to add a video or audio, they can easily add them to their Visme presentation! 
When users are ready to share their Visme with the world, they can choose to publish. 
NOTE: 
1: The free version provides users with the ability to publish to the web, share via social media, embed into a website / blog, or download as a JPG. 
2: The premium version provides users with more options and tools, such as downloading as a PNG or PDF and/or making creations private. 
The advantages of Visme? 
  - Once a user creates a Visme presentation, it can be presented anywhere and on any device! No more need to carry a storage device! 
  - Visme provides users with powerful tools to give a presentation or communicate their ideas, statistical information, reports, or web content. 
  - The interface is engaging and interactive, which adds another dimension to a user's presentations. 
  - Last but not least, presentations can be downloaded or shared via a link or social media. 
Must be worth taking a look yourself!
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Kahoot! - Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject

Kahoot! - Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject | technologies | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!
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Kahoot!...
  - is a great tool for assessments and having a game based learning element added to the learning environment. 
  - can even be used for professional development. 
  - offers many quizzes in the "public library" which can be duplicated and then personalised/edited. 
When playing, Kahoot! in "ghost mode" it enables learners to try and beat their initial score. 
Jumble, one of Kahoot!'s recent additions, has proved to be a lot of fun and beneficial for learning. 
In Jumble... 
  - practitioners create a question and each of the four coloured tiles becomes part of the response. 
  - when the question appears on the board, the squares on the board are shown but the order is "jumbled". 
  - learners must then slide the squares into the right order to either spell the word, properly form the sentence, or answer the question. 
Foreign language teachers should find Jumble useful for getting learners to practice their spelling as well as for reinforcing proper word order for sentence structure in the language being taught. 
Suitable for all ages, for FREE! 
P.S. Matt Bergman - http://www.mattbergman.net/about-matt.html - has shared a Kahoot! Cheat Sheet that's well worth a closer look at... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LIgPYv3KJU-rVsTmRAkgWVnYvtFZaEDs8esVt6l7Gko/edit
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Clipular - Screen capture for Chromebooks & Chrome Browser

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#1 Screen capture, share & collect tool for Chrome - How to take a screenshot of a region, a tab, a horizontally/vertically scrollable area as a searchable image & bookmark it? Try Clipular.
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Screenshots can be valuable in many learning environments, from showing learners and/or colleagues the steps for using a web app and/or capturing an image of how a webpage looks at a specific moment in time. 
For learning environments that use Chromebooks or Google Chrome as a default browser, Clipular provides a free Chrome extension that can be used to capture such screen images. 
Clipular lets you capture all of a user's screen or a portion of their screen. 
Clipular also gives users the option to scroll while capturing to produce an image of an entire webpage even if it doesn't fit into their current screen view. e.g. if you're looking at this post on a small Chromebook right now, you might not see all of the page until you scroll down. 
NOTE: Clipular does require users to create a free account and their screen capture images are stored in that account. 
Within their library of screen capture images users can create groupings of images, edit their images, and share their images. 
Users can, if they have one, connect Clipular to their Google Drive account and have their images saved directly to Google Drive. 
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Old Maps Online -Historic Maps

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The easy-to-use getaway to historical maps in libraries around the world.
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Looking for old maps, perhaps for a local history course/workshop? Maps that learners' could use for a local history comparison activity - comparing their current vision of where they live with what it looked like in the past?
This is one on-line resource worth a closer look; a map that users can browse and search to... 
  - find historical maps to view on-line, 
  - download, and 
  - print. 
Users can search Old Maps Online by entering a location or they can just pan and zoom around the world to find historical maps. 
It's well worth taking a look at Richard Byrne's Vido, demonstrating how to use Old Maps Online at https://www.youtube.com/embed/SdgSi6P1-Ug ;
So many maps to explore on the web and... 
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Crafty's Chrome Extensions

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improve your productivity, communication and efficiency

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Crafty's Extensions are digital tools for all educational practitioners. These Chrome extensions will help improve their productivity, communication and efficiency. The three I use are... Crafty Cursor (CC), CraftyText (CT) and Crafty Zoom (CZ). My video tutorial at https://share.viewedit.com/mbXZoiXa7QhcMkFRz2HnDJ shows you how those three extensions work.
Note: once installed, close and reopen Google Chrome to enable the extensions...
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