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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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Kiddom - Collaborative Learning Platform for Educational Practitioners

Kiddom - Collaborative Learning Platform for Educational Practitioners | technologies | Scoop.it

Kiddom is the easiest way to plan, assess, and analyse learning. Practitioners and learners sign up for free.

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Kiddom provides an easy Way to Plan, Assess, and Analyse Learning which is similar to Google Classroom;. there is also a free iPhone and iPad app at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kiddom-collaborative-learning-classroom/id986718947?mt=8 
Kiddom provides a collaborative learning space where Educational Practitioners can...
  - plan,
  - assess and
  - analyze 
...learning. 
Kiddom is ideal for...
  - blended learning or
  - flipped learning environments. 
Kiddom is also integrated with Google Drive allowing users to easily create and share documents with learners. 
To help both Educational Practitioners and learners stay organised, Kiddom automatically creates folders for documents and assignments shared through Google Drive. 
Educational Practitioners can use Kiddom to monitor learners progress using the app’s integrated grade book. 
Based on generated progress reports, Educational Practitioners can track learners' learning and assess classroom performance. 
Kiddom’s assessment library provides... 
  - quizzes, 
  - videos, 
  - assessments, 
  - lessons, 
  - real-world exercises,
...and more. 
Learners can use Kiddom to see all of their papers, videos, quizzes, practice worksheets and more. 
Kiddom also allows them access to ‘detailed achievement reports in real-time. 
Easily understandable graphs to show what they mastered, what needs work, and what to focus on next. 
Free for learning environments: Kiddom is an easy way to plan, assess, and analyse learning.
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Read2Me - Convert Text to Audio

Read2Me - Convert Text to Audio | technologies | Scoop.it
Instantly convert articles from your favorite websites into a podcast.
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Read2Me is a free service that could be a useful resource to support learners. 
Read2Me can be used to play the audio of an article while learners are reading a printed copy of the same. 
This can be a great help to some learners enabling them to participate more in group discussions. 
Read2Me is free service, converting a webpage or an uploaded document into an audio file that learners can listen to on the Read2Me website. 
To use Read2Me users simply have to...
  - paste a link to an article or
  - upload a file and then
  - be patient while it converts to audio. 
When the conversion is complete...
  - hit the play button on Read2Me and
  - listen to the text of the article spoken aloud. 
Users can adjust the speed at which the narrator speaks. 
Note: 60 seconds of audio can be produced without having to create an account on Read2Me. 
If users do create an account, they can have five minutes of audio produced per day. As a frame of reference, a typical article from a news website yields less than five minutes of audio.
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Feedly: organise, read and share what matters to you.

Feedly: organise, read and share what matters to you. | technologies | Scoop.it
Feedly: organize, read and share what matters to you.
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Feedly has recently added some new interesting features to improve the way users save, read and share web content. 
With these new features, users will be able to create boards, highlight salient part of stories, and add notes. 
Users are in control of... 
  - which publications they follow,
  - which blogs they follow,
  - which YouTube Channels they follow,
  - which Google Keyword Alerts they monitor,
  - which sources they turn into easy-to-read feeds and
  - which content from their organisation's internal portals, content management systems, and SaaS applications they access securely. 
All that content can be organised into easy to read collections and, if required, shared via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, email and more. 
Such posts can be scheduled with Hootsuite or Buffer. 
Ideal for Subject centred collaboration where Educational Practitioners can curate, comment and prioritise the best articles/resources/etc., about specific topics and ideas. 
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eduClipper - curate and organise digital content

eduClipper - curate and organise digital content | technologies | Scoop.it
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Educlipper is a website where Educational Practitioners can curate and organise digital content. 
 Educlipper has been designed specifically for educators and by an educator. 
To set up an Educlipper account is pretty easy and can be done in a few clicks and once logged in registered users can instantly start adding content . 
There is also a handy Educlipit button that users can install on their browser to bookmark digital content they come across while browsing the web. 
Another good feature that Educlipper offers to its users is that users can work collaboratively on the content they curate from the web, they can also organise it into educlipboards and share it with others - learners for example.
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Spiral's Clip- turn video clips into a live chat with questions and quizzes

Spiral's Clip- turn video clips into a live chat with questions and quizzes | technologies | Scoop.it

Spiral - get learners to focus and concentrate on course video clips

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Spiral's Clip turns any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes. 
Educational Practitioners can provide instant feedback and see how their learners are performing. 
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Spiral's Discuss  - encourages learners to share their ideas in their learning environment

Spiral's Discuss  - encourages learners to share their ideas in their learning environment | technologies | Scoop.it
Spiral - The fastest way to carry out formative assessments.
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The content created, using Discuss, forms a valuable shared knowledge base which can be accessed in the future for reviewing and assessing student progress and to inform future planning. Another tool worth trying out!
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Using MailChimp for Micro-Learning

Using MailChimp for Micro-Learning | technologies | Scoop.it
MailChimp provides marketing automation for e-commerce businesses. Send beautiful emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise, and build your brand.
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MailChimp is a popular email automation tool, used mostly for marketing. 
However, Educational Practitioners can adapt it for micro-learning by setting up a mailing schedule for their learning environments. The automation feature will minimise the amount of time Educational Practitioners need to spend on preparing courses. Just...
  - plan the course in advance,
  - line up the emails with material, and
  - set up the schedule. 
It's worth while taking a look at how Buffer uses MailChimp to teach their clients how to succeed in social media marketing at https://blog.mailchimp.com/how-mailchimp-automation-helps-buffer-educate-2-5-million-users/. ;
This is a good choice for learning providers with many learners; especially if the courses are on-line.
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Buffer: Social Media Management Platform 

Buffer: Social Media Management Platform  | technologies | Scoop.it
Buffer is an intuitive social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive social media results.
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Buffer is a digital marketing automation tool that can be adapted for MicroLearning in a learning environment. 
It allows Educational Practitioners to send out automated reminders to their learners via social media. 
They can share to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn – all from one place, on their schedule. 
For example, any link, text, picture or video Educational Practitioners want to share, they... 
  - just add it to their Buffer. 
  - updates will automatically be scheduled and spaced out throughout the day to post to their chosen social networks. 
Users can custom schedule or "post now" right inside the app or from their web browser. 
Social media platforms are also good for group discussions, it's important Educational Practitioners include them in their study program. 
Buffer will help users manage and share their "lessons"/"Micro-Learning" across all platforms. 
Educational Practitioners will also love Buffer because they'll get analytics for each update they share... 
  - Clicks,
  - Retweets,
  - Repins,
  - Likes,
  - Shares,
  - Mentions 
...and more. 
Well worth trying out the Free Plan where users connect up to 4 of their Social Accounts with 10 scheduled posts per profile. 
Yes tools do have other uses than the ones they were designed to do. 
P.S. Buffer apps are available for... 
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Appear.in - one of the easiest and most useful web conferencing tools

Appear.in - one of the easiest and most useful web conferencing tools | technologies | Scoop.it
Video conversations with up to 8 people for free - no login, no downloads. Create a video room. Share the link. Appear together. Try it now at https://appear.in
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Appear.in is one of the easiest and most useful web conferencing tools. 
Appear.in has such incredible potential for learning environments around the world.
It's FREE! Yes it does have a premium upgrade that has some really nice features but all most users need for their learning environments is the free version. 
No Registration or Downloads - Users can create and name a chat room which generates a link to share out. 
Just...
  - visit appear.in and enter a name for your room:
  - click "Create new room" and then
  - click the pink button to allow the tool to access your computer's microphone and camera.
  - click the pink button to enter the room and let the communication begin! 
Learners can join from ANY Device 
For Android users download the Google Play app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appear.in.app&hl=en ;
If users sign-up for a FREE account, they can claim a room to use day in and day out allowing them to use the same link over and over for various web conferences and lessons that involve communication with others outside the walls of a learning environment. 
Note: a user's room can stay private using the lock feature. If outsiders try and join their room, a knock will be heard and they will have to approve or deny a message that pops up. 
FREE Features 
  - Up to 8 people can join 
  - Screensharing 
  - Stickers 
  - Locking room 
  - Mute 
  - Video off 
There are many ways Educational Practitioners could use appear.in with their learners. 
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convert anything to anything - CloudConvert

convert anything to anything - CloudConvert | technologies | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.
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CloudConvert is an excellent converter to use for converting almost anything Educational Practitioners and/or Learners will want. 
CloudConvert stands out from the crowd. 
It is... 
  - fast (even with large files), 
  - simple, 
  - easy to use, and most important of all, 
  - integrated with Google Drive and other cloud services such as Dropbox. 
This makes it possible to start a large video conversion, leave the app and just wait until the file appears in the users Google Drive / Dropbox.
It is possible to use Google Drive or Dropbox both as input or output destination for user converted files. 
CloudConvert supports over 200 different formats including... 
  - audio (MP3, AAC, FLAC…), 
  - video (MP4, AVI, MPG…), 
  - document (PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT…), 
  - ebook (MOBI, EPUB, CBC…), archive (ZIP, RAR…), 
  - spdreadsheets (XLS, XLSX, ODS, CSV…), and 
  - presentation (PPT, PPTX, ODP). 
Some of the types of conversions users can carry out using CloudConvert include: 
  - Extract ZIP, RAR etc directly on Google Drive / Dropbox 
  - Merge multiple PDFs, JPGs, DOCs into one PDF 
  - PDF to DOC 
  - AVI to MP4 
  - M4A to MP3 
  - MOBI to PDF 
  - DOCX to ODT 
  - PNG to JPG 
CloudConvert does not require any software installation, users simply upload their files to the site and once the conversion is finished, files are permanently deleted. 
NOTE: The free version of CloudConvert supports up to 1GB maximum file size and provides you with 25 minutes maximum conversion time per file. 
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Stockio - Download Free Vectors, Photos, Icons, Fonts & Videos

Stockio - Download Free Vectors, Photos, Icons, Fonts & Videos | technologies | Scoop.it
Download free Vectors, Photos, Icons, Fonts and Videos and more. We're constantly expanding our content with exclusive Stockio.com files
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Yes I always recommend that whenever possible, learners should use their own pictures, sounds, and videos. However, it is not always possible for them to use their own creations in multimedia projects or other assignments. 
That's when they need to look at websites like Stockio to search for images and video clips that they can download and use for free. 
According to the notices that accompany each file on Stockio, attribution is not required but is appreciated. 
To download an image, an icon, or a font set from Stockio individuals don't have to register on the site. 
Simply... 
  - browse or search then 
  - hit the download button when they find something that they like. 
However individuals have to be a registered user (registration is free) in order to download videos from Stockio. 
Another website to share with learners, and/or try out yourself.
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The Chromebook App List by the NCCE Tech-Savvy Teachers

The Chromebook App List by the NCCE Tech-Savvy Teachers | technologies | Scoop.it
Updated 14 August 2017 Permanent short link to this document: http://techsavvy.link/chromeoslist About this document: One of the hurdles for teachers adopting Chromebooks in their classroom is finding alternatives to software they previously used on their Windows or Mac desktops o
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One of the hurdles for Education Practitioners adopting Chromebooks in their Learning Environments is finding alternatives to software they previously used on their Windows or Mac desktops or laptops, or even their iPads. 
The Chromebook App List is a mixture of Chrome extensions, Chrome Apps, and web-based tools that help drive productivity, production, and creativity. 
All of the tools have been tested by the NCCE Tech-Savvy Team on both newer and older Chromebooks and are 100% compatible based on their experiences. 
The intention is that this list will be a living document and will change and adapt over time. 
NOTE: As with any list you find on the Internet (including my posts), users should research and carefully vet any suggested tool, before adopting them within their learning environments. 
Well worth a look! 
P.S. Visitors to this resource are encouraged to share additional resources that can be added
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Biteslide - Research, create, and present projects on-line

Biteslide - Research, create, and present projects on-line | technologies | Scoop.it

Biteslide is engaging presentation tool for learners to research, create, and present projects online.

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Designed for Educational Practitioners and younger learners, with Biteslide learners can create digital slideshows using text, photos, and video clips. 
Once Educational Practitioners create their own accounts, they can add learners and assign projects. 
Practitioners can...
  - make a "slidebook" (slideshow) template for learners to copy and customise, or
  - provide general instructions and give students free reign. Learners then sign in with a unique username and password and create their slidebooks. 
Learners can search for images or videos on Google or YouTube from their computers -- a custom search tool is embedded in the slidebook creation screen. 
Learners can also customise the design of their slides, as well as add "editors" to allow for collaboration with other learners. Finished slidebooks can be downloaded or printed, and learners can mark their slidebooks "ready for review." 
NOTE:
  1: A limited number of student accounts and projects, and unlimited slidebooks, are available with a free teacher account. Other paid subscription levels offer more options.
  2: Essentially Biteslide is a of PowerPoint that learners can use to present ideas, organise thoughts, or demonstrate what they've learned.
  3: Learners can't create their own drawings, video, or audio content within Biteslide. 
The opportunities provided by this open-ended digital creation tool are limited only by a user's imagination 
The easiest way for you to evaluate Biteslide, is to try out the demo at https://www.biteslide.com/tryitnow/trialslidebook ;
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Live Science - Bring Science Courses to life

For anyone who ever wondered 'why', Live Science makes every day a little more interesting by illuminating the amazing world around us
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Live Science launched in 2004, offers a fascinating window into the natural and technological world, delivering comprehensive and compelling news and analysis on everything from dinosaur discoveries, archaeological finds and amazing animals to health, innovation and wearable technology. 
A STEM/STEAM Portal where Educational Practitioners and Learners can access tons of interactive activities, video tutorials, guides, lesson plans, and news articles covering the latest in the world of science. 
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Poll Everywhere - now has a Chrome extension for Google Slides

Poll Everywhere - now has a Chrome extension for Google Slides | technologies | Scoop.it

Poll Everywhere is the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue… conferences, concerts, classrooms, and company off-sites — anywhere with internet. 

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Poll Everywhere provides a clicker-free learning environment response system, that improves learning outcomes, and fills the diverse needs of educators and learners. 
Poll Everywhere...
  - transforms learners' phones into teaching aids. Learners respond to the polls on-line or via SMS texting. No clickers required;
  - uses multiple poll types, including multiple-choice and word cloud, throughout an educational practitioners presentation, identifying gaps in understanding and
  - uses anonymous polling which creates a safe space for reluctant learners to respond openly. 
Poll Everywhere now has a Chrome extension for Google Slides - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/poll-everywhere-for-googl/jeehnidbmlhpkncbplipfalpjkhlokaa - that makes embedding different kinds of polls into Google Slide presentations quicker and easier. 
Once users install the Poll Everywhere Chrome extension, they will notice a Poll Everywhere drop-down menu appear on any Google Slides presentation that they open. 
The first time users click on the drop-down menu they will be asked to create an account or sign into their Poll Everywhere account if they have previously used the Poll Everywhere Website. Users just...
  - create or log in to their Poll Everywhere account.
  - create the questions they’d like to ask their audience.
  - embed poll questions and surveys in their Google Slides.
  - invite the audience to respond via the web or SMS and
  - watch responses appear instantly on the slide in real-time. Poll Everywhere allows Educational Practitioners to transform one-way presentations into a lively conversation with their learners. 
Using the smartphones and devices learners carry with them, learners can submit live responses straight to the Google slide. 
NOTE:
  - this Chrome Extension works with Keynote, PowerPoint and Google Slides™.
  - the free version contains many wonderful options and varieties for different kinds of polls.
  - the premium subscriptions come with a few more bells and whistles 
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SymbalooEDU - Visually organise digital content

SymbalooEDU - Visually organise digital content | technologies | Scoop.it
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SymbalooEDU is a visual resource management tool that Educational Practitioners, and their learners, can use to visually organise and share digital content. 
It helps users manage their favourite bookmarks and web resources, then share them with their colleagues or learners. 
SymbalooEDU accounts are entirely cloud-based and therefore users can access their resources from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, whenever they need them. 
It doesn’t stop there! 
With features like embedded content, group tiles and sequenced tiles, educators around the world are creating lesson plans, research assignments and personalised learning in many different ways. 
SymbalooEDU is used by Learning Providers to support... 
  - learning environments,
  - Blended Learning,
  - Flipped Classroom and
  - BYOD 
A big plus for users is that SymbalooEDU can be embedded on their own Websites. SymbalooEDU provides the code, and users just copy+paste it onto any of their websites. 
Take a look at an overview at https://www.youtube.com/embed/4e9KQ7hPfVw ;
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The Concord Consortium - hundreds of free research-based resources

The Concord Consortium - hundreds of free research-based resources | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Concord Consortium provides hundreds of free resources that are research-based, and available to use today. 
The Concord Consortium helps Educational Practitioners find the right resources for their learning goals. 
Educational Practitioners just need to sign up to... 
  - create classes,
  - assign activities,
  - track student progress, 
...and more. 
Users can...
  - search by keyword or
  - Browse using a range of filters. 
Many of the resources available are part of collections created by Concord Consortium's various research projects. 
Each collection has specific learning goals within the context of a larger subject area. 
Note: Educational Practitioners can find out more at https://concord.org/ where they can also... 
  - subscribe to the eNews updates via email
  - read commentary on the latest developments in education and technology at Concord Consortium's blogs. 
Cons: Some activities are Java-based and hard to use in some Learning Environments. 
A "should take a closer look" for all STEM/STEAM Practitioners.
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Spiral's Team Up- improve the process and outcomes of group work

Spiral's Team Up- improve the process and outcomes of group work | technologies | Scoop.it
Spiral - The fastest way to carry out formative assessments.
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Team Up is a tool that improves the process and outcomes of group work. 
Learners work in teams during one or more sessions - contributing ideas and building shared presentations in the form of slide shows. 
Teams can work from individual or shared devices to create high quality outcomes that everyone can learn from. 
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Spiral's Quickfire - The fastest way to carry out formative assessments.

Spiral's Quickfire  - The fastest way to carry out formative assessments. | technologies | Scoop.it
Spiral - The fastest way to carry out formative assessments.
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Spiral - https://spiral.ac/ - is a website that I've posted about before. It does not require any software download and is completely free of charge for Educational Practitioners. Just... 
  - visit the Spiral Website, 
  - Login or Join for Free, 
...you then have access to a wide range of tools, including Quickfire. 
Quickfire is an ideal tool to use during a session to... 
  - introduce,
  - assess,
  - review and
  - reinforce 
...learner knowledge and understanding in learning environments. It provides the educational Practitioner with the responses of all learners in real time. 
Learners' answers are displayed anonymously on a whiteboard to develop confidence and encourage risk-taking. 
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Yammer: Work Smarter, Work Together

Yammer: Work Smarter, Work Together | technologies | Scoop.it
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Yammer is a collaboration tool which can connect Educational Practitioners with their learners through effective communication. 
In the context of micro-learning, Yammer offers a perfect platform for group discussions. Research indicates that group learning is more effective than individual learning - https://source.wustl.edu/2006/07/discovering-why-study-groups-are-more-effective/ Explaining the material to one another helps learners comprehend it and memorise it better. 
A group format also allows them to share ideas, which promotes creativity. 
Some ways Yammer could be used for micro-learning are to... 
  - share extra materials on the topics covered in lessons. 
  - encourage learners to look for and share similar materials. 
  - create space for group discussions on specific topics. 
  - assign learners to start ‘mini blogs’ where they express their opinions on course delivery. 
I'm sure readers of this post will come up with many other ideas but, in the meantime, it has to be worth a closer look.
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Custom Search Engine - create your own Course Specific Google search engine, searching through only the websites you provide.

Custom Search Engine - create your own Course Specific Google search engine, searching through only the websites you provide. | technologies | Scoop.it
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Many educators expect their learners filter through thousands of resources to find information, yet many of them still cite Wikipedia as a primary source. 
Creating a Google Custom Search (GCS) engine may be a good strategy to scaffold the research process for learners who struggle with finding information. 
A Google Custom Search (GCS)creates a users own Google search engine, searching through only the websites users provide. 
If educational practitioners require learners to search via subject specific websites, their search engine will only search through the websites chosen. 
How do Users do this? 
Simply... 
  - visit Google Custom Search and sign in with their Google account. 
  - click "Add" and begin adding the sites they would like in their search engine. When all the sites are added 
  - click "Create" at the bottom of the page and give their search engine a name! Finally... 
  - get the code to embed their Google Custom Search (GCS) engine on any web presence and/or get the public URL to share the link with their learners. 
A perfect resource for providing learners with scaffolding for research. The best part, is that users can continue to add, or remove, websites to the search engine throughout the year.
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Factile - Create multimedia quiz games

Factile - Create multimedia quiz games | technologies | Scoop.it
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Looking for ways to engage learners in collaborative team work and enhance their learning while having fun? 
Factile is a web tool that enables educational practitioners to create multimedia quiz games for their learning environments. Using a simple and intuitive gameboard, practitioners will get to create engaging quiz games without the need for any coding skills. 
The process is easy, practitioners... 
  - open an account with Factile,
  - click on ‘build now’ in homepage, then 
  - type in their titles and categories 
  - click on a square to open up the editor for a question and fill in with their content. 
Factile can be used... 
  - for formative assessment purposes to check learners understanding of newly taught lessons. 
  - to introduce new concepts or review latest ones. 
NOTE: Factile is totally free for the first 3 games. After that, users must upgrade to the PRO version for $5/month (or $48 per year). In the PRO version users also get extra features like image, video and equation uploading, as well as the ability to print games. Must be worth while trying out the free games.
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ClassroomScreen - your browser turns into an interactive board

ClassroomScreen - your browser turns into an interactive board | technologies | Scoop.it
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Classroomscreen is a FREE, simple web tool for users to... 
  - utilise digiboard widgets  
  - help learners focus more on their work. 
Users... 
  - launch their web browser and visit the website 
  - project it on a screen in their learning environment or share their screen if on-line. 
Their browser turns into an interactive board and has the capability to display various tools that they and their learners will LOVE. 
There are a wide range of tools and capabilities. 
Users can... 
  - choose a background 
  - type instructions in text-boxes 
  - choose a work symbol as a visual reminder for learners (they include work together, ask neighbour, whisper and silence 
  - set a timer or show the clock & calendar 
  - use the traffic light 
  - pick a random learner's name 
  - use the calculator 
  - draw in-screen or full-screen 
  - generate a QR-Code - Simply click the QR code icon, enter the url of a website you would like learners to visit and the tool instantly generates a QR code for them to scan with a handheld device. 
  - drag and drop the icons in the right place 
  - select a language 
Take a look at the walk-through video clips at... 
Educational Practitioners should check out ALL of the functions of this web tool; after all, IT'S FREE!
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FlipAnim - draw and create an animated GIF

FlipAnim - draw and create an animated GIF | technologies | Scoop.it
Create flipbook animations online!
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Flip Anim provides possibly the easiest way draw and create an animated GIF. 
To create an animation on Flip Anim simply... 
  - go to the website 
  - start drawing on the notepad in the centre of the screen. 
NOTE: Users can... 
  1: select different tools, and their size and colours, by using the "grid" icon at the bottom of the screen. 
  2: Load/save their project, alter page transparency, alter animation speed, zoom and/or Copy/paste a frame by using the "gear" icon at the bottom of the screen 
Users can draw as much or as little as they like on each page of their notepad. They're essentially drawing a piece of each animation on each page of their notepad similar to the way that old cartoons were created. 
When they're done drawing on all of their pages, they can preview the animation by pressing the play button. 
To save their work they have to upload it to Flip Anim (registration is not required) then they can download it as an animated GIF. 
Flip Anim can be a good tool for learners to use to create animated GIFs to illustrate short pieces of dialogue or to just create a simple gif to enhance their creative writing. 
Go on, give it a try, you know you want to!
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BibMe: Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard

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BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard
John Dalziel's insight:
When writing papers, practitioners and learners know that creating citations and references are extremely important.
BibMe has been around for some time, but is worth a look for several reasons. 
  - BibMe has a very simplistic interface, which makes creating a bibliography extremely useful. e.g. users can just copy and paste the URL, title, or ISBN of their resource and BibMe can generate a bibliography. If users have more sources to add, they can keep adding to it and then download! 
  - BibMe has a variety of tools to help with the writing process. e.g. BibMe has citation guides - http://www.bibme.org/citation-guide - to help with citing a specific type of resource. 
  - BibMe is free! There's no limited to the number of citations either. 
Worth looking and trying.
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