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Anatomy Arcade

Anatomy Arcade | technologies | Scoop.it
Anatomy Arcade makes basic human anatomy come ALIVE through awesome games, interactives and videos.
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If you want to make learning anatomy a little more fun, try Anatomy Arcade. This game collection is made to teach learners about the human body.

They can look for games by body system or game type.

Learners love the jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and matching games.
Go on try it out, you know you want to...

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using New and Emerging Technologies to enhance Learning Provider's "current Practice" - John is a retired eLearning Adviser, but keeping up to date, and all views are his own
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Issue: 2 of ACLjohn's eMagazine, January 2015, is now available

Issue: 2 of ACLjohn's eMagazine, January 2015, is now available | technologies | Scoop.it

Published 15th January 2015; my 2nd New Look eMagazine for the New Year

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The second  publication for January 2015 - Please feel free to share with anyone. 

Please Note: this eMagazines has changed, reflecting my "state of retirement" and, as always, contains views that are my own.

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Catriona Moore's curator insight, February 11, 2014 10:34 AM

Always a handy point of reference to find out what's new out there in the world of e-learning

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Perfect365 - One-Tap Makeover

Perfect365 - One-Tap Makeover | technologies | Scoop.it
Get Perfect365 - One-Tap Makeover on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Once you’ve taken a selfie, do you feel it would be nice to...
   - get rid of the pimples,
   - remove the second chin, and the third eye… and
   - change the the hair colour. If you have any!
Yes to any of the above and this is why Perfect365 belongs on your phone.
Once you have snapped your selfie, you can run the picture through Perfect365 and get a “magazine-worthy digital makeover” (their words not mine).

If you have an Android, rather than an iPhone view at...
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arcsoft.perfect365&hl=en ;

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Publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | technologies | Scoop.it
Authors can prepare, publish and promote textbooks and other educational content in Kindle Stores for free, reaching millions of readers worldwide.
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Prepare, publish and promote textbooks and educational content in Kindle Stores, and reach millions of learners worldwide.
Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps practitioners convert PDFs of their...
   - textbooks,
   - course notes,
   - study guides and
   - other educational content
...that includes complex visual information like...
   - charts,
   - graphs and
   - equations
...into Kindle books.
Books created through Kindle Textbook Creator take advantage of features that enhance a student’s learning experience such as
   - dictionary look-up,
   - notebook,
   - highlighting and
   - flashcards.
Plus, preview the resulting book across all supported devices.
Currently this tool is available in English only.

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Public Domain

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Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.Completely free & made available by Pond5.
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The Public Domain Project will soon become an important resource for educators, offering “thousands of historic media files for their creative projects, completely free and made available by Pond5.
Currently (Jan 2015) the Public Domain Project offers...
   - 9768 pieces of footage,
   - 2758 audio files,
   - 64,639 images, and
   - 121 3D models
...including
   - digital models of NASA tools and satellites,
   - Georges Méliès’ 1902 film, A Trip To The Moon,
   - speeches by political figures like Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King, Jr.,
   - recordings of performances from composers like Beethoven, and
   - a laid-back picture of President Obama playing pool.

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appear.in - Get videochat on your web presence

appear.in  - Get videochat on your web presence | technologies | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to have video communication on your web page, but couldn’t figure out how to set it up easily? The appear.in Developer API is just as easy to use as appear.in, just copy, paste and publish. Instant video chat on any web page.
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Get videochat on your web presence in 5 minutes with Appear In! Video conversations with up to 8 people for free - no login, no downloads. - Create a video room; - Share the link; - Appear together. Practitioners may have experienced an urgent need to talk to Learners over video. Maybe there’s something they want to show them, or maybe they don’t feel like audio is enough. Appear In is one solution. Practitioners can embed an Appear In room on any web presence with a couple of clicks and no coding. This allows them to start a video conversation in a room, directly on their site. Learners will see the room when they visit the site, and Learners who click “Enter room” will end up in the conversation. Users can of course choose which room they want to embed.
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SymbolWorld

SymbolWorld | technologies | Scoop.it
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SymbolWorld is a website created by Widgit Software specifically for symbol users.

It has material for all ages and includes...

   - news,

   - personal contributions,

   - stories and

   - learning materials.
SymbolWorld is designed to be easy to navigate, with the option to personalise the layout and colours to suit any reader’s needs.

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TextbookRevolution

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

Textbook Revolution is a learner-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors.

On this site visitors will find links and reviews of textbooks and select educational resources.
Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books, or some are simply web sites containing course or multimedia content.

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Google for Education: Bringing Learning Online

Google for Education: Bringing Learning Online | technologies | Scoop.it
In recent years many innovative schools have begun a shift toward the use of educational technology. Even though your institution may be ready to make a similar transition, it’s not always clear where to start. Without a clear vision and wise counsel, such a shift can be time-consuming as well as costly.
John Dalziel's insight:

Google for Education has recently published this guide to help learning providers make a seamless shift into the world of digital learning and teaching.
The guide is geared towards assisting learning providers to integrate innovative educational technologies, using a five step approach...
   - Define Your Goals
   - Invest in access
   - Build your team
   - Offer web tools and
   - Manage change

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Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, January 11, 8:20 PM

Contact the Highlander Institute for great training on google classroom usage

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Chromebooks

Chromebooks | technologies | Scoop.it

Welcome to our community!
The largest unofficial Chrome OS, Chromebook, Chromebox, Chromebase, and Chromecast community on Google+.

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Chromebooks is another Google Plus community I would recommend educators, especially those with Chromebooks, to join.
The Chromebooks Community looks at everything related to Chromebooks, sharing...
   - apps,
   - tips,
   - tutorials and
   - guides.

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JustPaste.it - Share Text & Images the Easy Way

JustPaste.it - Share Text & Images the Easy Way | technologies | Scoop.it
Want to share text with your friends? Paste it below, and give them the link.
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Just Paste...
   - is a simple note sharing service;
   - provides an on-line word processor for writing notes and documents and
   - allows users to insert images and videos into their notes.
Just click the "publish" button to generate a unique url to share with others.
Nice additions are...
   - Notes can be started on-line or started offline in a Word, PDF, or RTF document and imported to Just Paste It for editing and sharing;
   - Just Paste It notes can be downloaded as PDFs for printing;
   - Notes can be password protected and
   - an email address is not required in order to use Just Paste It.
Just Paste It provides an easy way for learners, and/or practitioners, to quickly share notes with each other without having to log into a service with an email address.

It could also be useful for taking and sharing notes during a group research or reading activity; the list goes on...

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Google Apps in Education Community

Google Apps in Education Community | technologies | Scoop.it
This Community is for educators who are passionate about Google Apps in Education.

Please only post things that are connected to Google. If you post things that are not related to Google, first you'll receive a warning. If you still persist further action will be taken.
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This community is for educators who are passionate about Google Apps in Education. A lot of links, discussions, and resources on everything related to Google apps in education.

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Nibbler - Test any website

Nibbler - Test any website | technologies | Scoop.it

Free tool for testing how good your website is, and what you can do to improve it. Check accessibility, SEO, social media, compliance and more.

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Nibbler is an on-line test tool that evaluates and scores any website for various factors including...
   - Code Quality,
   - Mobile Compatibility, and
   - Accessibility.
It’s handy for web designers who want to run a final check for their website before launch.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, January 2, 3:25 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools

QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools | technologies | Scoop.it
Design a QR Code 'Treasure Hunt' to get students using their mobile devices to move and to learn
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The QR Treasure Hunt Generator, developed by Russel Tarr, provides practitioners, and/or learners, with all of the things they need to get started to create their own QR codes and use them in their learning environments.
To use the QR Treasure Hunt Generator...
   - type out a series of questions and answers,
   - generate the QR codes using the tool Russel Tarr created, then
   - print and display the codes around the learning environment.

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MomentCam - Personalized Cartoons and Stickers

MomentCam - Personalized Cartoons and Stickers | technologies | Scoop.it
Get MomentCam - Personalized Cartoons and Stickers on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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If you, or your learners, fancy something different, then why not make a caricature selfie?
Make a funny image of yourself, based on a photo you take with the MomentCam app, or one that you choose from your photographs.
The resulting images are all GIF images so prepare to see some of the resulting images dancing around.
It’s worth a few smiles at least.

If you have an Android look at...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.manboker.headportrait&hl=en

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My Study Life

My Study Life | technologies | Scoop.it
A free cross platform planner app for students, teachers and lecturers designed to make your study life easier to manage.
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MyStudyLife is a Learner Planner for All Platforms, which could provide an excellent service for learners if they get into the habit of using it to keep track of their assignments.
My Study Life allows learners to organise...
   - their classes,
   - tasks and exams
...and never forget a lecture or assignment again
When learners start using the app they...
   - have to enter their courses, then
   - start to enter tasks into each course.
Each task is assigned a due date.
The My Study Life homepage shows them the tasks that have due dates approaching.
Whether or not MyStudyLife will help learners will be determined by whether or not they get into the habit of using it.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention it's free.

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Voice Recognition

Voice Recognition | technologies | Scoop.it
Type with your voice. Dictation turns your Google Chrome into a speech recognition app.
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Voice Recognition (former Dictation) is one of the most popular speech recognition apps in the Chrome store.
The Voice Recognition app works right from a Chrome browser, making use of Google’s integrated API speech’ software to transcribe the users voice into textual words.
It can be used to type...
   - long documents,
   - emails and
   - essays
...without touching the keyboard.
Voice Recognition is integrated with the popular cloud storage tools: Google Drive and Dropbox.
This means users can easily save and export their transcribed text to their accounts on these platforms. They can also use email to share their text with others.
Voice Recognition uses Chrome's Local Storage to save the transcriptions and thus users will never lose their work.

Video overview at https://www.youtube.com/embed/fDX-RVCmfWU ;

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Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection | technologies | Scoop.it
The Whitney Museum of American Art. Explore works, exhibitions, and events online. Located in New York City.
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The Whitney Museum of American Art has overhauled its on-line database and expanded its on-line collection from a mere 700 works to around 21,000.
The digital reserve now includes...
   - Edward Hopper,
   - Mike Kelley,
   - Martin Wong,
   - Jackson Pollock,
   - Georgia O’Keeffe, and
   - Andy Warhol
...available for visitor browsing pleasure.

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SmileTemplates - Free PowerPoint Templates & Backgrounds

SmileTemplates - Free PowerPoint Templates & Backgrounds | technologies | Scoop.it
SmileTemplates.com - free PowerPoint templates and backgrounds. We have the best collection for PowerPoint presentations ready for download.
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Try something new with professional graphics and high-quality free PowerPoint templates from SmileTemplates.
Categories include...
   - Abstract
   - Business
   - Education
   - Finance
   - Food & Drink
   - Health & Recreation
   - Industry & Production
   - Legal
   - Medical
   - Military
   - Nature
   - People
   - Real Estate
   - Religion & Holidays
   - Science
   - Sports
   - Technology
   - Transportation
The PowerPoint templates provided are easy to use.
Just select a free or an inexpensive design of your choice, and you'll be guided through the easy process of downloading and saving it to your computer.

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Szymon Mantey's curator insight, January 19, 2:29 PM

ulalala szykuje nam się darwmowy powerpoint nowej firmy ktora wproawdza swoj produkt... sweet!

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Browsershots - Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test

Browsershots - Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test | technologies | Scoop.it
Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test
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Browsershots is an open source tool that allows users to perform browser compatibility tests and browsers right from their own browser without any hassle.
Alongside that, Browsershots comes with added features in the form of...

   - a web design gallery and

   - an icon search engine

...that is very easy to use and quite spectacular as well!

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bookboon: Download free eBooks

bookboon: Download free eBooks | technologies | Scoop.it
Bookboon.com provides 1000+ free eBooks. You can download textbooks and business books in PDF format without registration. The books are financed by a few in-book ads. Bookboon.com is the biggest eBook publisher in the world.
John Dalziel's insight:

Bookboon is a website that provides hundreds of free on-line textbooks for learners. The textbooks are written by professors from different universities and they cover different topics and disciplines.
Textbooks can be searched for using criteria such as...
   - popularity,
   - rating, or
   - publication.
The textbooks offered by Bookboon are completely free, however the website requires users to sign up for their newsletter and it also asks for the name of their school and program of study.

Afterwards signing up, users will get a link to download the PDF format of the book they are looking for.

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iPad Ed

iPad Ed | technologies | Scoop.it

This is a community for educators utilizing or planning to utilize iPads and other mobile devices to engage students and optimize learning.

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iPad Ed is a community for educators utilizing or planning to utilize iPads and other mobile devices to engage learners and optimize learning.
It features...
   - best practices,
   - apps,
   - instructional strategies,
   - technical considerations,
   - questions,
   - solutions, and
   - creative ideas.

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Google Docs and Drive

Google Docs and Drive | technologies | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Google Docs and Drive community, where we discuss new features of Google Drive, discuss about wanted features or concepts, and solve problems for individuals!

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Learn about any new features of Google Drive, read the tips on how to better use Google Docs and crowd-source solutions if you experience Google Drive problems.
This community is definitely a must join for educators who use Google Docs and Drive.

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Technology in Education

Technology in Education | technologies | Scoop.it

Home for discussion, collaboration and sharing of resources on Technology in Education

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Technology in Education is another community for practitioners interested in technology integration, in education.

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, January 9, 3:21 PM

This is what we need.

Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 2:05 PM

Technologia w edukacji powinna byc urazmaicana tak jak bardzo jak rozwój gospadarki na swiecie sie rozwija

jean-bonno's curator insight, January 20, 2:48 AM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

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WizIQ | Making Online Teaching & Learning Easier and Affordable

WizIQ | Making Online Teaching & Learning Easier and Affordable | technologies | Scoop.it
WizIQ’s easy-to-use online teaching and learning solutions are being used by more than 250,000 teachers/trainers, 5000 organizations, and 3.5 million learners.
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Another platform that enables Practitioners to...
   - Deliver self-paced, live, and blended courses
   - Host webinars with any number of attendees
   - Provide live online tutoring
   - Flip their classroom
I'd advise experimenting with the Free Account initially.

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Google URL Shortener

Google URL Shortener | technologies | Scoop.it
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If you want to make sure that all of your learners have used a link you've provided them with (via QR codes perhaps), you may find Goo.gl, Google's URL shortening tool, useful.
When you shorten a link with Goo.gl a QR code is created for it too.
To find the QR code, click the "details" link after your shortened URL has been made.
The details page also shows you how many times your link has been used.
So if you see that the link or QR code has been used 12 times, but you have 18 learners, you can immediately seek out the learners who haven't followed the link.

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SoundWorks Collection

SoundWorks Collection | technologies | Scoop.it
Taking you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition.
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SoundWorks Collection was created by Director Michael Coleman in November of 2009 in a partnership with MIX Magazine, several audio focused college schools and programs, and the support of the online sound community worldwide.
The SoundWorks Collection takes practitioners and learners behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into...
   - audio post-production for feature films,
   - video game sound design, and
   - original soundtrack composition.
SoundWorks Collection is an exclusive and intimate video series that focuses on individuals and teams behind-the-scenes, bringing to life some of the worlds most exciting projects.

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