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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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lumio - highlight what matters; an excellent Chrome Extension to use for bookmarking, curating, and clipping web content

lumio - highlight what matters; an excellent Chrome Extension to use for bookmarking, curating, and clipping web content | technologies | Scoop.it
Break up with bookmarks, fall in love with lumio. Highlight text, data or images, organize your research, enhance your productivity!
John Dalziel's insight:
Lumio is an excellent Chrome Extension to use for bookmarking, curating, and clipping web content. 
Learners can use it to highlight interesting content in a webpage, add notes to it and save it for a later access. 
Highlights are recorded together with source information so learners can easily check back and cite source pages. 
Additionally, Lumio provides users with internal search functionality that allows them to quickly search through and locate saved content. 
Users can organise their highlights into collections and rearrange them the way they want. 
However, users do need to sign up to Lumio to be able to benefit from all of its features including storing data on the cloud and accessing it from different devices. 
Another cool feature is the ability to access and read their saved content using Lumio’s built-in reader with a distraction free reading view. 
Users can also easily channel their highlights to other apps such as Slack or Trello or share them with others through email or social media.
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SeeMeQR - Word QRs

SeeMeQR - Word QRs | technologies | Scoop.it
SeeMeQR codes are QR codes that display an eye-catching and informative word, to improve print advertising response.
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SeeMeQR - https://www.seemeqr.com/ - is a QR code made from a specially crafted URL that creates a recognisable word within the QR code. 
SeeMeQR Codes display words like INFO, READ, VIDEO, MAP, VOTE, ...and more, in large letters. 
The eye-catching words tell learners, up front, what they will see when they scan with their smartphone or other mobile device. When people know what they are getting, they are more likely to follow through. 
With SeeMeQR Codes, practitioners can link printed materials to the internet more effectively, increasing learner engagement. SeeMeQR Codes are ideal to use for displays, notices, coursework, etc. 
SeeMeQR Codes can point to any web page, videos, Facebook, etc. 
They are easy to create and can be downloaded immediately. Users provide the web page address they want, pick a word, and SeeMeQR builds the QR code that points to it. 
NOTE: Long URLs may need to use a shortening service 
Currently there are 36 words to choose, with more being added regularly. 
NOTE: These are free for non-profit organisations and No registration is required.
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Loose Leaf on the App Store

Loose Leaf on the App Store | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Loose Leaf. Download Loose Leaf and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Loose Leaf is great for notes, sketches, ideas, and more!
Loose Leaf provides users with an intuitive canvas where they can... 
• take visual notes, 
• draw, 
• doodle, 
• sketch, 
• import and edit photos. 
Using the app’s pencil lets users hand-write as if they are handwriting on real paper. 
The scissors tool enable them to cut and clone pieces of a page and create movable scraps. 
Users can easily import an image in the form of ‘scraps’ and annotate them the way they want. ‘Anything users write on a scrap stays on that scrap.’ 
Users can also use the app’s ruler or protractor tool to design and create a wide variety of shapes; and once they are done they can then share their final product with others via social media websites. 
Watch Adam Wulf's video - https://vimeo.com/109160944 - to learn more about the Loose Leaf iPad App. 
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SpeakPipe - receive voice messages from your audience directly on your website.

SpeakPipe - receive voice messages from your audience directly on your website. | technologies | Scoop.it
SpeakPipe allows your customers, podcast listeners, blog readers and fans to send you voice messages (voicemail) right from a browser without any phone calls.
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SpeakPipe is a great tool to add to course blogs, websites and/or other web presences. 
When installed on any course web presence, SpeakPipe provides a good way for learners, employers and/or others, to leave voicemail messages. 
With SpeakPipe installed they can click on the "send voicemail" button and leave a message. 
Having listened to these messages, SpeakPipe then lets practitioners dictate a response, that can then be emailed back to the learner who left the message. 
 It doesn't end there! SpeakPipe also offers another tool called SpeakPipe Voice Recorder - https://www.speakpipe.com/voice-recorder SpeakPipe's Voice Recorder is a free tool for quickly creating an MP3 voice recording in a web browser on a laptop, Chromebook, Android device, or iOS device. 
Users can record for up to five minutes on the SpeakPipe Voice Recorder. 
NOTE: SpeakPipe's Voice Recorder does not require users to register in order to create and download their audio recordings. The lack of a registration requirement makes it a good choice for learners who don't have email addresses or for anyone else who simply doesn't want to have to keep track of yet another username and password. 
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LockDown Browser - secure on-line exams within Learning Environments or Proctored Environments

LockDown Browser - secure on-line exams within Learning Environments or Proctored Environments | technologies | Scoop.it
LockDown Browser locks down the online test environment to prevent cheating in Blackboard Learn, Brightspace, Moodle, Canvas, Schoology, Angel, Sakai
John Dalziel's insight:
One serious downside to using technology in the "World of Education" is the ability for Learners to cheat. 
Learners can... 
► look up answers on the internet, 
► send text messages to their friends, or 
► save copies of tests to pass out to others, or 
► just plagiarise content from the web. 
There are some technologies that can help mitigate this, but Learners continue to find ingenious ways to cheat. 
Some Learners spend more time trying to cheat the system than the time it would have taken them to study and learn. 
LockDown browser is worth a closer look, especially if Learning Providers wish to secure their on-line exams within Learning Environments or Proctored Environments. 
How does it work? 
When LockDown browser is used, learners are unable to copy, print, access other applications, or visit other websites during an on-line exam. 
NOTE: LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. 
Both the Windows edition and the Mac edition of the browser are based on Chromium, Google's open source framework. 
Learners do NOT need Google's Chrome browser installed; nor will this version affect a Chrome browser that's already installed.
An overview video clip, that learners may find useful can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/embed/XuX8WoeAycs ;
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Pipl - a people search engine

Pipl - a people search engine | technologies | Scoop.it
Pipl is one of the most comprehensive people search engines that can find people all over the world using different parameters.
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Today, almost everyone has some kind of presence on the internet; direct or indirect. 
So it shouldn't be that difficult to find somebody if you do a proper on-line search. 
This is where people search engines come into their own. 
People search engines dig deep into on-line records to look for people using different parameters. 
Pipl is one of the most comprehensive people search engines that can find people all over the world using different parameters.
Users can enter a name, email address, username or phone number to start searching for people (obviously the more information; the quicker and better). 
I've found Pipl a reliable and quite an easy to use platform that allows users to quickly find anyone, anywhere (unless they don't have a direct or indirect web presence). 
Users of Pipl can also use filters like age and location to pinpoint the right person. 
Try it out by searching for yourself; I was surprised at how many John Dalziels there are.
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Fakebook

Fakebook | technologies | Scoop.it
Fakebook Fakebook - create a fictional social profile at www.classtools.net
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Fakebook is web based and does not require any software download. 
Fakebook allows users to create mock or fake social media networking profiles for fictional characters, historical figures and more. 
Learners could use "Fakebook" to chart... 
► the plot of a book, 
► the development of a character,  
► a series of historical events, 
► the debates and relationships between people, 
...and so much more! 
Users start by entering a name at the top of the page. 
Then proceed to add friends, posts, comments and profile information. 
They can also add multimedia materials such as images, video clips etc. within posts.
Users can save their work and edit it again later. 
Fakebook also provides a great way to enhance learners communicative as well as collaborative work skills.
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Formatively - Fast and Free MLA and APA Formating

Formatively - Fast and Free MLA and APA Formating | technologies | Scoop.it

Format your entire paper in MLA and/or APA format. Automatically generate cover pages, outlines, essays, and works cited pages for free. Automatic MLA Format Template.

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For readers of this post who are not familiar with Formatically it is a very easy to use platform that helps learners and practitioners format their coursework essays and papers in MLA (Modern Language Association) format. 
The whole process is simple and easy. 
Formatively provides users with an MLA format template where they will add their data and follow directions to generate a properly MLA formatted paper. 
NOTE: There is also an automatic formatting tool for APA (American Psychological Association) style which is still in beta phase. 
It enables users to format their papers in APA style the same way they would do with MLA mentioned above. 
Besides MLA and APA formatting features, Formatically features other interesting sources to help learners with their academic writing. 
These include... 
● written formatting guides, 
● essay writing help, and 
● a few short videos. 
Potential users should be aware that as a Fremium tool, Formatically has... 
● a "basic version" with limited features and 
● a "pro version" with more features. 
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WIX - Free Website Builder

WIX - Free Website Builder | technologies | Scoop.it
Create a free website with Wix.com. Customize with Wix' free website builder, no coding skills needed. Choose a design, begin customizing and be online today!
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Building a Course Website Many educators decide to take the plunge and create their own course websites. 
These websites serve as a central place to... 
► compile educational resources for learners, 
► communicate expectations, 
► host course calendars, 
► provide news from the learning environments and upcoming events, 
► provide links to course content that learners may have missed, ► host course assignments, and 
► provide access to specific educational resources or web tools recommended by course practitioners. 
Sounds like something you'd like to do? 
If it's something you would consider then WIX is worth a closer look. 
WIX is a true drag and drop web page creation tool, offering complete customisation without any need for HTML or coding knowledge. 
All potential users have to do is... 
► pick a design that works for them, and 
► swap in their own pictures, text and information. 
If they are feeling particularly creative, or they do not find something they like, they can... 
► choose to start with a blank template 
► add backgrounds, images, text and embed anything anywhere.
They can literally design their own page with minimal effort. NOTE: WIX also has an incredibly comprehensive help centre. There are help buttons everywhere, so that if there is ever any doubt on what or how to do something, help is just a click away. Users will not need to go searching for anything. 
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Audio Notebook: All-Day Sound Recorder, Widescreen Notepad, and Colour Coded Note Organiser

Audio Notebook: All-Day Sound Recorder, Widescreen Notepad, and Colour Coded Note Organiser | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Audio Notebook: All-Day Sound Recorder, Widescreen Notepad, and Color Coded Note Organizer. Download Audio Notebook: All-Day Sound Recorder, Widescreen Notepad, and Color Coded Note Organizer and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Are you, and/or your learners, struggling to take notes while keeping up with discussions. 
Then Audio Notebook is worth a closer look. 
Audio Notebook captures everything that is said, so users don't have to worry about missing a thing. 
Users can... 
- edit and add to their notes while recording and/or reviewing later. 
- colour code their notes with multiple categories to find them easily and stay on top of all of their projects. 
- pick between three fonts for their notes: Georgia, Helvetica Neue, or Courier. 
Audio Notebook is perfect for: 
- Learners: To record all their lectures, and take notes on all their classes, 
- Professionals: For every meeting and interview, 
- Everyone else: To capture their thoughts and ideas for all of 'life's projects'.
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Block Posters

Block Posters | technologies | Scoop.it
A free poster maker to create massive wall posters from your own images! Free!
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I'm sure that many practitioners, and/or learners have at times wished they could take a really cool image, infographic or flyer and transform it into a poster. 
If you are one of those people, check out Block Posters a free web-based tool, practitioners (and learners) can utilise to create huge personalised posters using a standard inkjet or laser printer. 
► Upload an image to the Block Posters interface (jpg or gif format only), 
► determine the desired printing preferences (number of pages, paper size, orientation), 
► click the “Create My Poster!” button and voila! 
You’re ready to download the file containing your poster. 
All that’s left to do is print the file and assemble the resulting giant poster! 
Yes, it’s that simple! 
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Comic Creator - a ReadWriteThink: Student Material

The Comic Creator is an interactive tool that invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts.
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As its name indicates, Comic Creator is web-based application allows learners, and/or practitioners, to easily create and share comic strips. 
Learners can use it to for a variety of educational purposes and it's also suitable for different age groups. 
Comic Creator is easy to use... 
► open Comic Creator by clicking on ‘Get Started’ button 
► type in the name of the cartoon, 
► add a subtitle and the name of author. 
► select the template for the comic strip - choose from layouts composed of a single panel to layouts embedding 6 panels. 
► fill the template with chosen content. Users can add a wide variety of props, figures and balloons. They can also customise the background of their comic strip, add captions and when they're done 
► click on ‘Finish’ button to print and share their cartoon. 
NOTE: Comic Creator is made even easier to use with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet - http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson195/comic-strip-planning.pdf - a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. 
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Voxer combines the power of live voice with text, photos, and videos all in one smartphone app

Voxer combines the power of live voice with text, photos, and videos all in one smartphone app | technologies | Scoop.it
Voxer is a messaging app for your smartphone with live voice (like a PTT walkie talkie), text, photo and location sharing. Download Voxer for iOS, Android, or use Voxer for web.
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Voxer combines the power of live voice with text, photos, and videos all in one smartphone app - for iPhone and/or Android and/or the Web. 
An ideal app for assessing candidates undertaking vocational qualifications. 
Voxer delivers voice LIVE - so learners can hear assessors as they speak and they can reply immediately. 
Voxer simultaneously records the message so it can be listened to later. 
Features include... 
• Live and recorded audio, text, photos 
• Walkie Talkie-like functionality on a smart device 
• One-on-One Chats or Large Group Chats (up to 500 people - ideal for on-line courses) 
• Message Forwarding 
• Dropbox Integration 
• Voice-to-text transcription 
• Available on any data network or wifi 
• Military-grade security and end-to-end encryption 
• Syncs seamlessly across all user devices 
Find out more about the features at http://www.voxer.com/business/features/ ;
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Vibby — highlight and share specific parts of videos.

Vibby — highlight and share specific parts of videos. | technologies | Scoop.it
Vibby homepage
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Vibby is a very good tool that practitioners (and/or others) can use to highlight and share specific parts of videos. 
Viewers will only see the cropped portion users sent and not the entire video. 
This is especially useful to use with learners. 
Instead of sharing the whole video users can highlight the parts they want them to see and send them over in the form of vibs. Vibby supports a wide variety of video hosting platforms including YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, Facebook, Mobcrush and any publicly hosted HTML5 video format. 
Vibs that users create can be open to the public for everyone to watch and comment on. Alternatively, users can unlist their vibs so that only those with the link can comment. 
Users can also share their vibs via email, social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter, a direct link, or embed them in their blog or website. 
NOTE: YouTube has a relatively similar feature that allows users to crop and share specific parts of videos.
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Sutori - a free tool for telling stories in a unique, engaging, and interactive way

Sutori - a free tool for telling stories in a unique, engaging, and interactive way | technologies | Scoop.it
Create and share visual stories collaboratively
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Sutori is a free tool for telling stories in a unique, engaging, and interactive way. 
How does it work? 
Step 1: Users create a short title to get their audience engaged and interested in their Sutori. 
Step 2: Use the Story Tool to add, move, or delete items. Not only can users add traditional text and multimedia components, they can also add assessment tools (i.e. multiple choice and drag and drop) and/or a discussion forum. 
Step 3: Collaborate with peers. NOTE: The free version limits users to joining or creating 2 groups for free. 
Step 4: When the story is finished, add a conclusion and share with the world to see. 
If you need more information on how to use Sutori to create engaging and interactive stories take a look at https://www.sutori.com/story/how-to-create-a-story ;
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EDpuzzle - Self-paced learning with interactive video lessons

EDpuzzle - Self-paced learning with interactive video lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson
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EDPuzzle is a popular tool that allows practitioners to add their voice and/or text questions to educational videos. 
On EDpuzzle practitioners can... 
● search for educational videos and/or 
● upload their own videos 
...to use as the basis of their planned course element. 
Within EDPuzzle's editor practitioners can... 
● select portions of videos for learners to watch. 
EDpuzzle also has an on-line learning environment component that they can use to assign videos to their learners and track their progress during their video lessons. 
Richard Byrne's video clip demonstrates how to use the main features of EDPuzzle; it may help possible users decide if it will enhance their current practice. 
Well worth a closer look!
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Spiral - Free collaborative apps for 1:1 classrooms

Spiral - Free collaborative apps for 1:1 classrooms | technologies | Scoop.it
Spiral is a suite of web apps that assist with collaboration in the classroom. Spiral's simple EdTech tools mirror teachers' existing classroom practices and can be used across all devices.
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Looking to get your learners engaged in a wide variety of collaborative learning activities? 
Then Spiral is a great website to create "a class" for them. 
Spiral offers tools to help practitioners... 
● conduct quick formative assessments, 
● design interactive presentations,
● annotate public videos, 
● create video quizzes and video lesson plans 
...and many more. 
NOTE: Spiral doesn't require any software download and is completely free of charge for practitioners. 
I will be surprised if Practitioners don't want to give this a try...
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Anchor - Radio, reinvented

Anchor - Radio, reinvented | technologies | Scoop.it
Anchor is the easiest way to hear, share, and create audio worthy of your ears. Broadcast voice, mix in music from Spotify and Apple Music, and take call-ins from your listeners. All from your phone.
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Anchor is a simple and free platform for creating short podcasts.
Why Anchor? 
Well a couple of things... 
● recording is simple of matter of just holding down the record button on the user's phone then releasing it when they've done talking. 
● the Anchor apps let users upload audio clips to include in their podcast. 
There's more, Anchor now has a "call-in" feature that lets users include responses from listeners as part of their podcast. 
With the latest update, Anchor has made a huge change to the way that users can share their recordings. 
On the new version of Anchor users can have their spoken words automatically transcribed and displayed in a video suitable for sharing on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. 
Anchor could be a good platform for practitioners to quickly create podcasts for their courses (especially on-line courses), flipped learning and more. 
Well worth finding out more and/or giving it a try...
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emaze - next generation of on-line presentation software

emaze - next generation of on-line presentation software | technologies | Scoop.it
emaze is the next generation of online presentation software. Select any of the professionally designed free templates to create amazing presentations.
John Dalziel's insight:
Educators are increasingly embracing technology in their learning environments and trying new methods of imparting knowledge to their learners. 
Their main problem is, they are oftentimes too busy to try out new tools in a sea of choices that are now available to them. 
I don't know how many times I've read, heard or even said myself "Death by PowerPoint" but although many practitioners still love it, it can, for many, seem overly simplistic and antiquated. 
If you, and/or your colleagues, are looking for other options and tools that offer better features when creating presentations, then emaze is worth a closer look. 
Emaze has an easy-to-use interface letting users choose from a wide array of templates to create awesome visual learning aids, including 3D presentations, in minutes; enabling practitioners to provide their learners with a better learning experience. 
Since emaze is cloud-based, it also allows users to edit or update their presentations on any computer, mobile device, and/or other devices, anywhere on-line. 
Take a look, you know you should! 
NOTE: Don't be put off because the presentations take a little time to load.
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Draft - a collaborative writing tool

Write better with Draft. Easy version control and collaboration to improve your writing.
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For learners who don't have Google Documents, Draft could be a nice tool for peer editing/collaborating on-line. 
Draft is a collaborative writing tool that makes users focus on writing and revising by providing a simple interface. 
In Draft... 
♥ users won't find options for inserting images or messing around with font types. 
♥ users just write. 
When they're ready to get feedback about their writing, they can invite someone to read their document by entering that person's email address. 
The person/People that read(s) their document can suggest edits. 
When the person/People reading the document have finished users can accept or reject the suggested edits. 
As I've suggested in the past, with Google documents, the invited person could be the Course Practitioner; ideal especially for on-line courses, enhancing communication between learners and practitioners.
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MindMeister (mind mapping) 

MindMeister (mind mapping)  | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about MindMeister (mind mapping). Download MindMeister (mind mapping) and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Mind mapping or Concept mapping is the visual representation of data in such a way that highlights connections and relationships between elements. 
Mind maps can be used by learners to... 
► visualise their thoughts, 
► generate ideas in a brainstorming/blueskying session, and 
► illustrate concepts. 
Mind maps are also useful for organising ideas to facilitate recall and enhance comprehension. 
They are also great for taking visual notes and capturing thoughts on the go. 
This is my favourite for creating and sharing Mind maps.
MindMeister is a collaborative mind mapping app. 
It lets users create, share and edit mind maps on the go. MindMeister can help practitioners, and/or Learners organise, prioritise, and even generate new thoughts. 
It's also available on-line at https://www.mindmeister.com/
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Sway: Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more.

Sway: Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. | technologies | Scoop.it
Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Its built-in design engine helps you create professional designs in minutes. With Sway, your images, text, videos, and other multimedia all flow together in a way that enhances your story. Sway makes sure your creations look great on any screen.
John Dalziel's insight:
Today it's a heads-up for Microsoft Sway that allows learners, and/or practitioners, to create and share visually appealing presentations, newsletters, personal stories and interactive reports. 
The process is simple and easy: users... 
► choose the designs they want to use for their creations, 
► add their own content and when done 
► share it with others through a generated link. 
Users can add a wide variety of multimedia materials to their creation including... 
► videos, 
► images, 
► text, 
► charts…etc. 
They can also use the website’s internal search functionality to help them locate relevant media content to add to their work. 
In addition to all that, ‘Sway’s design engine instantly puts all their content together, into a nice, cohesive layout.'  
Users can choose from multiple designs in the Layout gallery, customise them to add finishing touches, and they’re ready to go. When it comes to the sharing options, users can, with a single click, generate unique links to share their end products. 
Anyone with the generated link can see the end product without having to sign up or download additional software. 
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Word of the day — Daily English dictionary app

Word of the day — Daily English dictionary app | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Word of the day — Daily English dictionary app. Download Word of the day — Daily English dictionary app and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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If Practitioners want their learners to expand their vocabulary? Then they should use this app. 
Word of the day is a free app that teaches them one new word each day. 
Yes it's very micro! 
The new words they learn, aren’t just words everybody can understand e.g. “ablution”, “demagogue” and “vociferous”. 
How can it be used? 
Well practitioners can let their learners write a short essay with 5 of the new words learned, or start sessions by asking three of their learners what new word they have learned and get them to explain them to the other learners. 
That's just a taste of what can be done.
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TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera on the App Store

TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera on the App Store | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera. Download TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera I've no doubt that Potential users will want to see if this app works for them. TapTapSee is designed to help blind and visually impaired learners identify objects that they encounter in their daily lives. Simply... 
● double tap the screen to take a photo of anything, at any angle, and 
● hear the app speak the identification back to the user. 
(Note: Spoken identification requires VoiceOver to be turned on). Well worth giving it a try!
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Printrbot - aims to bring an affordable 3D printer to every Learning Provider

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Keeping ahead of the game is an aim of many Learning providers and they are aware that some of the most impactful technologies, of the future, are already available today. 
It’s becoming increasingly clear that 3D printing is not just a passing fad, but already is making a huge impact within Learning Environments. 
3D printing is already being utilised in a number of fields today, including... 
► aerospace and defence, 
► the automotive industry and 
► healthcare... 
to name just a few. 
For an education-focused 3D printing company, Learning Providers may find it useful to check out Printrbot which aims to bring an affordable 3D printer to every Learning Provider. Printrbot offers discounted pricing for educators to meet this goal. 
Here in the UK RoboSavvy - https://robosavvy.com/store/brands/printrbot?dir=desc&order=price - are Printrbot's Authorised Distributors.
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