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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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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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Unplag - Effective Plagiarism Checker Provides Users with Real-Time Reporting

Unplag - Effective Plagiarism Checker Provides Users with Real-Time Reporting | technologies | Scoop.it
Unplag is a perfect fit for students, educators and writers. Make use of its free plagiarism checks and ensure the checker works accurately providing handy reports.
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Unplag... 
► is an effective plagiarism checker; 
► checks academic papers literally on the fly; 
► checks up to 5 papers on-line simultaneously; 
► performs real-time check against real-time web index ensuring users receive the most accurate similarity results. 
Note: Unplag plagiarism checker doesn't save the users files unless users keep their files in Unplag system and build their Personal papers Library along the way. 
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TechSmith Snagit | Screen capture and screen recorder

TechSmith Snagit | Screen capture and screen recorder | technologies | Scoop.it
Snagit screen capture is award-winning software for Windows and Mac. Quickly get images and videos with a simple screen recorder. Start your free trial today!
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Snagit software gives practitioners, and/or learners, the complete tool for screen capture and video recording on both Windows and Mac. 
Snagit combines traditional screenshots, video recording, image editing, and file sharing. 
It's fast and easy to visually explain anything that is on-screen. 
Snagit allows users to capture images and video off their own screen, just as they view it on their own devices. 
Users can then add text, lines and shapes to images and save everything to their devices or upload them to Google Drive, YouTube and other locations. 
Take a look at... 
► Why SnagIt is the ideal tool for flipped learning at https://www.youtube.com/embed/JBJ4R611EYs and/or 
► 20 ways Snagit can improve life in the classroom at http://ditchthattextbook.com/2016/02/04/20-ways-snagit-can-improve-life-in-the-classroom/ and/or 
► SnagIt Editor Productivity Tips at http://superstamps.co/snagit-editor-productivity-tips/ ;
No it's not free but, it's well worth the current one-off payment.
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Snapseed - A complete and professional photo editor

Snapseed - A complete and professional photo editor | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Snapseed. Download Snapseed and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Snapseed is an excellent photo editor app developed by Google, providing users with over 20 tools and filters to apply to their photos. 
Snapseed Help - https://support.google.com/snapseed#topic=6155507 - provides guidelines on how to use each of the tools and features provided by this app. 
The Snapseed app is free of charge and is compatible with iOS9.0. 
If Practitioners, and/or learners, don't have access to photo editing software, Snapseed is well worth a try.
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SlideBot - Create Powerful Presentations

SlideBot - Create Powerful Presentations | technologies | Scoop.it
In seconds, SlideBot automatically creates unique and powerful presentations that are individually tailored to your content. Try it now.
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Spend less time designing presentations and allocate the time saved to working on the content. 
Creating powerful presentations takes up time and energy
Slidebot handles this process for users. 
Slidebot aims to bring engaging TEDx-style presentations into the learning environment by enabling practitioners (and learners) to create entire presentations in under 10 seconds using Machine Learning (or AI) based around design. 
Within seconds of providing the text users want included in their slide deck, SlideBot automatically designs for them a beautiful and unique presentation. 
Each slide is specifically tailored to their content and they are able to... 
♥ present it, 
♥ edit it and 
♥ export it right away. 
SlideBot is trusted by TEDx speakers and is the easiest and quickest way to create engaging presentations. 
Every session practitioners deliver can now have the same-standard of presentation that they see at the biggest conferences in the world.
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AnatomyPal - resources for Pre-Clinical/Pre-Med/Foundation learners

AnatomyPal - resources for Pre-Clinical/Pre-Med/Foundation learners | technologies | Scoop.it
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AnatomyPal is a "must visit" for learners preparing for admission into medical, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, and physical therapy H.E. Courses, and for training as a physician assistant. 
Anatomypal has several resources for Pre-Clinical/Pre-Med/Foundation learners! 
They include..
► interactive anatomy models from which the learner can view any model as if they were in the learning environment; 
► study guide videos; 
► Interactives and Labeled Interactives; 
► Upload images and draw on tools; 
► A+P terminology and 
...many other resources!
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Piazza • Ask. Answer. Explore. Whenever.

Piazza • Ask. Answer. Explore. Whenever. | technologies | Scoop.it
Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Students as well as instructors can answer questions, fueling a healthy, collaborative discussion.
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Piazza is an advanced Wiki-Style Q&A tool that compels collaboration and higher-order thinking. 
Practitioners with virtual classrooms and/or blended learning environments with large on-line components may match well with Piazza. 
It's a place for learners to ask questions and get answers. Learners' responsibility to understand content increases as they're required to explain to and/or edit an explanation for their peers. 
Piazza’s unique feature is the format of its Q&A tool. Instead of a posted question that receives multiple responses, there's one designated learner response and one practitioner response. Peers can edit/update answers, with changes to the question’s history viewable using a slider at the top. 
NOTE: Piazza also gives learners anonymity options to encourage everyone—even shy learners—to ask and answer questions. Practitioner endorsements of good questions and answers let practitioners push their learners in the right direction. 
Other Piazza features include... 
► a polling tool, 
► a space for online discussions, and 
► the ability to message learners. 
Piazza’s wiki-style approach pushes learners not only to post responses, but also to edit and enhance them. 
This requires learners to use higher-level skills, like evaluation and synthesis, while at the same time helping others who might be stumped. 
iOS and Android mobile apps lets practitioners stay connected with their learners on the go. 
Find out more from some who use Piazza at https://piazza.com/professors ;
As you'd expect with any new tools, coaching on expectations, as well as frequent practitioner moderation and feedback will be required! 
Well worth a closer look, especially for on-line courses, avioding long queues of sidebar Q&As
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Team WhiteBoarding with Twiddla - Painless Team Collaboration for the Web

Team WhiteBoarding with Twiddla - Painless Team Collaboration for the Web | technologies | Scoop.it
Twiddla is a free, no-setup, web-based meeting playground. Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Voice and Text chat too!
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Twiddla is very impressive and belongs at the top of the list of apps to consider if a tool like this required. 
Inviting others to collaborate on Twiddla is quick and easy – just... 
• hit the green GO button to start a session and 
• use the Invite option (towards the upper right hand corner of the screen). 
Twiddla provides a great set of tools. 
Users can easily add an image, web page, or document as a background to markup. There is a colour palette tool, pen width tool, a shapes tool, and text can be inserted. 
There is even a “browse” option so that links within a background image can be clicked on, which was pretty unique. 
Not only is there a chat option built in, but there's even free audio conferencing capability! 
Twiddla must be worth a closer look. 
P.S. Other similar tools you may want to compare/look at are... 
• Groupboard - http://www.groupboard.com or 
• Megascopes' Whiteboard - http://whiteboard.megascopes.com or 
• Scribblar - http://scribblar.com or 
• ScribLink - http://www.scriblink.com
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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!
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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
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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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PicCollage - create  collages with your photographs

PicCollage - create  collages with your photographs | technologies | Scoop.it
Pics + Text + Stickers = A Party with Your Photos!
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PicCollage enables users to create amazing collages with their photographs. 
Yes there are a number of Apps, websites and extensions that allow practitioners and/or learners create collages with photographs they have taken. 
PicCollage's Drawing Tool however, allows practitioners and learners to personalise collages with original artwork, adding another layer of authenticity to educational activities and projects. 
PicCollage also allows users to add fonts, gifs and videos... ...curently providing 1500+ Stickers, 80+ Backgrounds and 60+ Templates. It's worth checking out some of the screenshots showcasing this simple yet powerful addition to this educational tool!
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GoReact | Affordable Online Video Assessment

GoReact | Affordable Online Video Assessment | technologies | Scoop.it
Video record presentations and give instant, time-coded feedback
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GoReact is an ideal platform for teaching, among many other things, communication skills. 
GoReact makes it easy to... 
► capture and grade learner videos give feedback on a presentation; and 
► provide synchronous feedback from instructors and/or peers By watching themselves present on screen and getting time-coded feedback directly from their practitioner(s), learners can raise their self-awareness and hone their presenter skills simultaneously. 
GoReact is also a great tool for instructors to model positive feedback for learners and moderate peer comments before showing them to presenters. 
It’s a win-win for everyone. 
GoReact is the video coaching platform for presentations that learners will actually like to use and, at the same time, help them address any Oral communication apprehension (OCA) they may have. 
Instructor Accounts are FREE
NOTE: Oral communication apprehension (OCA)—is caused by three main factors in a learner... 
► fear of humiliation in front of their peers, 
► negative past experiences with presenting, and 
► insufficient preparation.
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Loom - a web tool for creating quick video tutorials

Loom - a web tool for creating quick video tutorials | technologies | Scoop.it
Loom is a video communication platform helping individuals and teams unlock the power of video in the workplace. Unlimited recording and storage. HD quality. Instantly ready to share.
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Loom is an excellent web tool for creating quick video tutorials to share with learners or peers. 
The tool is very simple and easy to use, and most importantly, it is integrated with several services including Gmail, Google Docs, Dropbox, Trello, Asana and many more. 
This means that any video users record can be watched directly where it is shared. 
To start recording a video... 
■ users need to install the Loom extension. Once installed, click on its icon and log in; 
■ users need to adjust the recording settings: users can specify whether they want to capture the current tab, the entire desktop or use the camera only. Users can also choose whether to use audio or camera in their recording(s). Once done... 
■ users then proceed to do the recording. 
Watch the video at https://www.useloom.com/share/546004f0dce111e6b701295503f3ba35 to learn more about how to use Loom. 
And yes... Loom is completely free of charge.
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'FMath Editor' Docs add-on - build equations and insert the resulting image(s) into documents

'FMath Editor' Docs add-on - build equations and insert the resulting image(s) into documents | technologies | Scoop.it
Professional 'Math Editor' used to insert equations into documents.
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FMath Editor is a professional 'Mathematics Editor' used to build equations and insert the resulting image(s) into documents. Users can easily add... 
► variables, 
► constants, 
► operators, 
► fractions, 
► exponents, 
► logarithms, 
► limits, 
► integrals, 
► derivatives and 
► matrix. 
Also the Editor has a built in Wizard to build complex equation. 
One for STEM Practitioners and/or Learners. 
Oh yes - it is also FREE!
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Digital Explorer - real science and exploration live in the learning environment

Digital Explorer - real science and exploration live in the learning environment | technologies | Scoop.it
Engaging young people in global issues for a better future. Our projects provide inspirational lessons and resources direct from the world to your classroom.
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Digital Explorer brings real science and exploration live to the learning environment through: 
♥ robust and engaging curriculum-based resources, for use inside and outside the learning environments; 
♥ inspiring and spirited youth expeditions, which are curriculum-linked and facilitate peer-to-peer learning; 
♥ linking expeditions in the field live with learning environments;
♥ in-field education support for research, scientific and exploratory expeditions; 
♥ face-to-face visits with explorers and scientists, talks and engagement days; 
♥ practical training sessions for teachers and educators led by leaders in appropriate fields. 
Digital Explorer's unique projects provides practitioners with inspirational lessons and resources direct from the world to their learning environments. 
Resources can be filtered by... 
♥ Subject - currently 11 subjects to choose from and/or Age - 07-11, 11-14, 16-16 16+ and/or 
♥ Format - e.g. Experiments, Google Earth Files, Lesson booklets, Slideshows, Student Sheets, Subject Updates and Teacher manuals; and/or 
Topic 
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Flipgrid -  Ignite Classroom Discussion.

Flipgrid -  Ignite Classroom Discussion. | technologies | Scoop.it
A flipped classroom approach to using video for igniting student discussion and engagement. Available on iOS, Android, Chromebook, and all major browsers.
John Dalziel's insight:
For many learners, participating in an on-line course discussion feels like a chore. 
Many practitioners see them as drudgery as well. 
If that's the case for you, and/or your learners, then the answer is video. 
Practitioners can ask their learners to send in short video responses to questions and/or share their arguments by submitting short video presentations. 
Flipgrid makes it easy to create threaded video chats that only learners and practitioners in the course can watch. 
Most practitioners use the free version, but the Flipgrid does offer a more full-featured product. 
Learners have unlimited retakes, can pause and resume, and flip the camera to share their environment. This can be particularly helpful for learners, who “don’t feel included in academic culture,” because they can film multiple takes of their video responses, rather than have to be on the spot in an in-person class discussion. 
Watch a 48 second overview of Flipgrid at https://vimeo.com/196347461 ;
The growing use of video for discussion opens up new possibilities, one that I view as a positive trend; Flipgrid therefore has to be worth a closer look!
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Peergrade - a free online platform that enables quick, high-quality feedback via learner peer review.

Peergrade - a free online platform that enables quick, high-quality feedback via learner peer review. | technologies | Scoop.it
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Peergrade launched in 2015, is a free online platform that enables quick, high-quality feedback via learner peer review. 
Many Practitioners simply don’t have time to provide individual feedback, which we know is essential for effective learning. Peergrade helps address that problem. 
How does it work? 
Practitioners create an assignment with a rubric. 
Learners hand in their work. 
Those assignments are then randomly and anonymously distributed to other learners for evaluation and feedback using the Practitioner’s rubric. 
Learners can then rate the feedback they receive as helpful or not, and flag content for their practitioner to see. 
Through Peergrade, learners receive valuable feedback about their work while becoming part of the evaluation process. 
The added bonus? 
Practitioners get a swift overview of everything, while saving heaps of their valuable time. 
Peergrade has been named by “The Cult of Pedagogy” as one Tech Tool to Try in 2017. 
Is Peergrade free? Yes, it is! 
With the freemium model practitioners can sign up and use Peergrade for free. 
There is no limit on the number of learners or assignments. NOTE: Institutional licenses are paid and offer some extra benefits such as LMS integrations, plagiarism detection, data across courses and institutions and dedicated live support. 
Take a look at a video overview at https://www.youtube.com/embed/US_raZCfJAM ;
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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. 
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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.
John Dalziel's insight:
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

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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.
John Dalziel's insight:
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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