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Anatomy Arcade

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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.
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wizer.me - create interactive assignments

wizer.me - create interactive assignments | technologies | Scoop.it
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Wizer is a tool for creating a variety of interactive assignments including... 
● writing assignments, 
● multiple choice quizzes, and 
● labeling assignments. 
Practitioners can distribute their Wizer activities to their learners through Google Classroom or through the use of a link and pin system. 
Take a look at a demonstration of how to create an assignment in Wizer, how to distribute it, and how to view learner responses to an assignment at https://www.youtube.com/embed/CeLQAjrixQU
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Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship Curriculum | technologies | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Common Sense Education provides high-quality digital literacy and citizenship programs to educators and their stakeholders. Empowering students to harness technology for both learning and life. 
The free resources include... 
♥ ratings and reviews of digital tools, 
♥ a comprehensive K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, 
♥ ready-made lesson plans, videos, webinars 
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Free Sound Clips | SoundBible.com

Free Sound Clips | SoundBible.com | technologies | Scoop.it
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Sound Bible is a resource for finding and downloading free... 
● sound clips, 
● sound effects, and 
● sound bites. 
All of the sounds on Sound Bible are either public domain or labeled with a Creative Commons license. 
Practitioners and/or Learners can find sounds for use in... 
● podcasts, 
● videos, 
● slideshows, 
...or other multimedia creations.
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Docs.com

Docs.com | technologies | Scoop.it
Docs.com—Share and collect an unlimited number of perfectly formatted PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Office Mix, PDF documents, as well as Sways.
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Docs.com can help educators share their expertise with a wider audience by giving their content a home on the web. 
Docs.com make it easier to publish familiar formats from Microsoft Office along with PDFs and web links. 
All of the original formatting is preserved and can be viewed inside a web browser, so users can enjoy the full experience of the documents. 
Individual work or collections can be shared by posting to social media, grabbing a link, or embedding on users' own websites.
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phrase.it - an on-line Speech Bubble Photo Editor 

phrase.it - an on-line Speech Bubble Photo Editor  | technologies | Scoop.it
Put speech bubbles on your photos and create your own comic strips within minutes! Great looking results, no sign-up needed, 100% free. phrase.it is probably the best speech bubble photo editor on the web.
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Phrase.it is a web tool that allows users to edit and customise their images by adding speech bubbles and different image effects. 
Learners could use Phrase.it to create picture stories and share them with others.
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Read&Write for Google Chrome™

Read&Write for Google Chrome™ | technologies | Scoop.it
Boost reading and writing confidence. Offer support for Google Docs/web to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL.
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Read&Write for Google offers a range of powerful support tools to help learners gain confidence with reading and writing, including... 
Hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual colour highlighting; See the meaning of words explained with text and picture dictionaries; Hear text translated into other languages and much more’.
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Digital Sketchnotes for Visualizing Learning - Free Course by Apple Distinguished Educators on iTunes U

Download or subscribe to the free course by Apple Distinguished Educators, Digital Sketchnotes for Visualizing Learning.
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‘Digital Sketchnotes for Visualizing Learning’ a free iTune U’s course. 
This course is a great introductory lesson to help users learn how to use iPads to visualize their learning through sketch noting. 
The course can be used by learners of any age... 
● Adults and older learners can work through the activities independently at their own pace. 
● Younger learners with limited reading ability can use the video resources and do many of the activities with educator direction. 
The course also includes suggestions on how educators can use this course with their learners as a part of their learning environment activities
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Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer | technologies | Scoop.it
Super cool to see real sky, yet astronomy info just scratches surface
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Ready Jet Go! introduces learners to planets and constellations. Users can turn on location services to have the app generate a virtual sky to match the sky seen from any location. 
Learners will be able to see the stars above them even when not visible by day. 
While it is magical to see the real sky on the screen, going outdoors and pointing the app toward the sky is what will really keeps learners engaged.
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PingPong - Learner Response System that provides users with a free and easy way to collect feedback from learners

PingPong - Learner Response System that provides users with a free and easy way to collect feedback from learners | technologies | Scoop.it
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PingPong is a Learner Response System that provides users with a free and easy way to collect feedback from learners in the forms of... 
● multiple choice, 
● true/false, and 
● short answer questions. 
PingPong also lets users collect sketches from learners which is a great way to have learners illustrate solutions to mathematics problems and/or to submit diagrams to answer a question. NOTE: Practitioners will need to create an account, but their learners don't. 
Learners participate in PingPong activities by going to http://gogopp.com/en/web then selecting guest and entering the room code provided by their practitioner. 
The room code is the same for all of the users activities which could be helpful feature as learners should get the in the habit of using the same room code over and over. 
The single question nature of PingPong makes it good for conducting a quick survey of Learner' knowledge of a single concept before and/or during/after a lesson. 
The drawing feature makes PingPong a good option for asking questions that aren't easily answered with a typed response. NOTE: PingPong offers free Android and iPad apps which make it easier than using a mouse or touch pad for learners when they sketch responses to questions.
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Learning Theories -Ideal for Initial Teacher Training

Learning Theories -Ideal for Initial Teacher Training | technologies | Scoop.it
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An excellent resource from Instructional Design that features over 50 learning theories. 
Each theory comes with... 
● a short definition, 
● a section on how it is applied, 
● a few examples illustrating the use of the theory, and 
● a final section with resources and references to learn more about the theory in question. 
Ideal for Initial Teacher Training and/or refreshing existing teachers' memory about some of the leading learning theories within educational literature.
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The Guide to Pinterest for Educators

The Guide to Pinterest for Educators | technologies | Scoop.it
Over 500,000 education pins are saved to Pinterest every day. Learn how to use this platform to inform your teaching and professional development.
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With social media integrating into every aspect of our personal lives, it’s no surprise that it’s entering our teaching environments. I've seen some Education Practitioners, and their learners, use social media in unique ways to enhance learning, crowd-source ideas and have a positive impact on teaching and learning. 
It's also important to raise awareness so that they avoid landing in hot water because they don't know how to navigate the cross-section of personal and professional use. 
It’s therefore extremely important for current and future practitioners to be trained in social media and digital literacy as many don't know how to use social media effectively to support learning. 
This helpful guide provides Educational Stakeholders with the tools needed to not only navigate Pinterest, but use the social platform as a powerful learning tool.
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Canva - Free Photo Editor 

Canva - Free Photo Editor  | technologies | Scoop.it
Easily edit your photos with Canva's photo editor! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!
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Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely on-line and free to use. 
Practitioners, and/or learners, can quickly... 
♥ filter, 
♥ resize or 
♥ edit 
...their photographs. 
No apps or plugins required.
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Google Arts & Culture - a virtual museum

Google Arts & Culture - a virtual museum | technologies | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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The Google Arts & Culture website and app, by the Google Cultural Institute, lets visitors explore "anything from cats in art since 200 BC to the colour red in Abstract Expressionism, and everything in between". The tools will help visitors discover works and artefacts, allowing them to immerse themselves in cultural experiences across... 
● art, 
● history and 
● wonders of the world 
...from more than a thousand museums across 70 countries: 
● Search for anything, from hats to all things gold 
● Scroll through art by time
● Browse by colour 
● Find a new fascinating story to discover every day 
Some of you may want to see some of the artworks in real life too—and the Google Arts & Culture app is there to help. 
Click “Visit” on a museum’s page to get opening times, find out what’s on that day and navigate there in one click. 
There’s much to learn about our shared cultural heritage. Download the app for iOS and Android to unlock a world of experiences.
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TurboNote | A online video note taking and bookmarking tool

TurboNote | A online video note taking and bookmarking tool | technologies | Scoop.it

Taking and sharing notes while watching on-line videos.

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TurboNote is a Chrome extension that enables users to take notes while watching a video in the same web browser window. Unlike some similar extensions, TurboNote isn't limited to working with YouTube videos. 
TurboNote can be used on 
♥ Vimeo, 
♥ Netflix, and 
♥ Facebook videos. 
Any notes that users type are automatically time-stamped and can be shared via social media and/or email.
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SoundGator - Free Sound Effects 

SoundGator - Free Sound Effects  | technologies | Scoop.it
Free Sound Effects - Sound Effects - SoundGator
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SoundGator offers free sound recording downloads. 
NOTE: You do have to register on SoundGator in order to download recordings but, after registering users can download recordings directly to their computer to re-use within media projects. 
So, the next time you need common sounds like doorbells ringing, dogs barking, or car horns honking turn to SoundGator to find free recordings that you can download. 
There are twenty-three recording categories that users can browse through to find the perfect sound they're looking for.
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Download Royalty Free Music from Musopen.org

Download Royalty Free Music from Musopen.org | technologies | Scoop.it
Download sheet music as PDF files, or print, all for free.
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Musopen's collection of free recordings contains performances of the works of hundreds of composers that could be used in video projects. 
Picking the right music or sound effects can have a drastic influence on those watching the end product and how they react to scenes within the resulting clips. 
The collection can be searched by composer, by performer, by instrument, or by form. 
Users can stream the music from Musopen for free. 
They can also download five recordings per day for free from Musopen.
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Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Learning Environment Quizzes

Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Learning Environment Quizzes | technologies | Scoop.it
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Quizizz is an quick and easy tool to create quizzes that learners can take part in during classes and/or at home. Learners are given the same questions but just in a different order. 
Depending on whether they get questions right or wrong, they get feedback in the form of different memes (A humorous image with a caption). 
Similar to Kahoot!, this quizzing tool allows practitioners to quickly check understanding around a subject. 
By either searching the bank of already existing quizzes or creating their own quiz, Quizizz allows learners to quickly immerse themselves in formative assessment. 
The feedback being in the form of memes brings interest to the quiz by using a popular form of media that learners will immediately recognise. 
Lastly, the reporting that is built in to Quizizz is perfect for allowing practitioners to see where in the questions learners were having issues, allowing them to tailor their teaching to address this.
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SpeakIt!

SpeakIt! | technologies | Scoop.it
Tired of reading? Select text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read.
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SpeakIt, a Chrome add-in, reads selected text using Text-to-Speech technology with language auto-detection. 
It can read text in more than 50 languages.
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NaturalReader - Free text to speech with Naturally Sounding Voices

NaturalReader - Free text to speech with Naturally Sounding Voices | technologies | Scoop.it
Make proofreading effective
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NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software that can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. 
 NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod.
NaturalReader can help people with dyslexia, reading challenges or visual impairment and/or facilitate multi-tasking - e.g. learners can listen to their eBooks while walking, running or commuting. 
NaturalReader can also make proofreading effective.
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Playground Physics

Playground Physics | technologies | Scoop.it
Fun video app lets students track motion to explore physics concepts
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Playground Physics is an inexpensive, intuitive way to get learners out of their chairs and learning about physics in real and tangible ways. 
Using an iPad learners can shoot video of any motion, whether it’s their friends running around, or tennis balls flying across the schoolyard.  
The program then measures variables like... 
● speed, 
● position, 
● direction, 
● energy, and 
● force. 
Any controlled experiment is possible, with the potential to empower learners’ learning and encouraging curiosity. 
Younger learners can have fun tracing motion, while older ones can work out the calculus involved.
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 PAT - free, open source, portable atlas

 PAT - free, open source, portable atlas | technologies | Scoop.it
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PAT is an excellent resource for geography and history teachers in need of some free, printable maps to use in their learning environments. The collection includes maps of every country in the world. The collection also includes maps of... U.S. states, Canadian provinces, Australian states, and regional maps. Practitioners, and/or learners, can download any and all of these detailed maps for free.
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Guess The Wordle - using word clouds with learners

Guess The Wordle - using word clouds with learners | technologies | Scoop.it
Level One   simple, one topic, suitable for Grade One, Two, Three
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This is one way to use word clouds with learners. 
On "Guess the Wordle", Jen Wagner has posted a collection of word clouds that learners look at and then guess what they are about. 
The Learners could also be set the task of producing such word clouds themselves, for others to guess what the word cloud is about!
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Colorize Black and White Photos

Colorize Black and White Photos | technologies | Scoop.it
Automatically colorize black and white photos, pictures, and images using the Colorful Image Colorization microservice.
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There’s quite a few apps and services out there that make it easy to convert colour photos to black and white or to retain just a splash of colour. But what if you wanted to go in the opposite direction and add colour to a black and white photo? There aren’t many easy ways to do this, but thanks to a new service from Algorithma, it just got a lot easier. 
Users can... 
► paste an URL of a black and white photo available online (make sure the URL ends with .jpg for it to work) or 
► upload an image from their computer 
...and then hit the "Colorize It" button 
NOTE - The colourisation definitely varies from image to image. With some black and white photos, users will get a very subtle, sepia colourisation that makes it look like a vintage photo with subtle hints of colour. 
 With other photos that have a large amount of sky or grass in them, they'll get an impressively accurate rendering. 
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Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans | Teachers Pay Teachers

Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans | Teachers Pay Teachers | technologies | Scoop.it
TeachersPayTeachers.com -- 1,000,000+ free and priced teaching resources created by teachers for instant download including lesson plans, unit plans, novel
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Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) is the first and largest on-line “Community of millions of educators who come together to share their work, their insights, and their inspiration with one another.” Teachers visit TpT every day to find high-quality, reasonably priced resources created by fellow educators who know exactly what is needed in the learning environments.
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Video Pad- Video Editing Software

Video Pad- Video Editing Software | technologies | Scoop.it
The award-winning VideoPad video editing program has all the features you need to make a quality movie. Easily edit, add effects/audio and share with friends.
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When using Video Pad, practitioners, and/or their learners, can trim video clips. 
 They can also add subtitles to the video or combine many video clips with transitions. 
Video Pad also offers 3D video editing, 2D to 3D stereoscopic conversion overlay text for captions, and chroma key greenscreen video production. 
Well worth a look.
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