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Voices of Science - The British Library

Voices of Science - The British Library | technologies | Scoop.it
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This is a new section on the British Library website that features...
- videos and
- audio clips
...charting scientific and engineering discoveries.
Interviews are professionally recorded and there are also full transcripts available.

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ACLjohn's eMagazine - 2014: Issue 14 August

ACLjohn's eMagazine - 2014: Issue 14 August | technologies | Scoop.it

Published 30th July 2014; my 1st eMagazine since retiring.

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The first publication for August 2014 - Please feel free to share with anyone. 

Please Note: this is the first eMagazines created since retirement. It contain views that are my own and some previous elements have been removed and others added.

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

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Digital Image Collection-Folger Shakespeare Library

Digital Image Collection-Folger Shakespeare Library | technologies | Scoop.it
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The rare materials held at the Folger are meant to be actively used; Henry Folger once called the collection “a fine kit of tools for scholars.”

Today, the Folger Library continues to make its books, manuscripts, and artworks as accessible as possible within the limits set by their rarity and, in many cases, fragility.
For the general public, world-wide, access to the Folger collection is provided via their freely-accessible Digital Image Collection.
The Folger's Digital Image Collection offers online access to over 75,000 images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection, including...
   - books,
   - theater memorabilia,
   - manuscripts,
   - art,
...and more.
Images are available in high resolution and users can...
   - show multiple images side-by-side,
   - zoom in and out to see fine detail,
   - view cataloging information when available,
   - export thumbnails, and
   - construct permanent URLs linking back to their favorite items or searches.
These images are available for free use under a CC BY-SA Creative Commons license.

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Boost Your ROI: 12 Clever Areas of Use for Online Meeting Software

Boost Your ROI: 12 Clever Areas of Use for Online Meeting Software | technologies | Scoop.it
We all know that there are many uses for online meeting software besides generic meeting scenarios. This free guide shows you how to creatively adapt your use of online meeting software to get greater return.
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This free guide will highlight several real-world instances in which online meeting software can be a tremendous asset.

It will also help you think of new ways you can leverage on-line meetings for your own use. Download this free, complete guide if you want to:
- Increase your ROI on your online meeting software
- See concrete applications of online meeting technology in day-to-day operations
- Gain new insights into how online meetings can be creatively used in several industries
- Empower yourself to truly get the most out of your desktop sharing software purchase

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earth

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An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap

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As we are all aware, at any one time, wind currents are flowing around the world, at different temperatures and speeds.
This Animated Map, Earth, enables users to...
   - spin the globe with their mouse
   - zoom in and out with the scroll wheel and
   - see where the wind currents are, and which ones are the strongest.
Open the full menu by clicking on the word "earth" at the bottom left of the screen; this, among other things, will allow users to view the wind, as it was earlier and/or will end up next!

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Embed Google Maps - Supports Street View and New Google Maps

Embed Google Maps - Supports Street View and New Google Maps | technologies | Scoop.it
The Embed Google Maps is the easiest tool for embedding the new Google Maps in your website. You can even embed Google Street View panoramas.
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Embed Google Maps lets users easily and quickly embed Google Maps in their webpages, blogs and other web presences.

They can embed a basic Google Map or the 360° Street View panorama.

To get started, users search for a place using the Search box and pan or zoom to ensure that the map they’d like to embed appears in the current window.

Next copy the IFRAME embed code and paste it in their chosen web presence template.

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Illuminations

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Illuminations provides resources and materials to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics for all learners.
This includes...
   - Lesson Plans
   - Puzzles
   - Problems
   - Stories
   - Games
...and More
Practitioners can also...
   - subscribe to the "Bright Ideas" eNewsletter
   - read how others are using Illuminations resources
...and more...

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EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle | technologies | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.
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EdPuzzle is another tool that allows users to add their voice and questions to educational videos.
On EdPuzzle users can search for educational videos from...
   - Khan Academy and
   - Learn Zillion.
Once they've found a video that they like, they can add their voice comments to it.
They can also create a series of questions to go along with their chosen video.
Questions are inserted along a timeline that matches the video. That means that learners don't have to wait until the end of a video in order to answer the questions.

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Student Interactives - ReadWriteThink

Student Interactives - ReadWriteThink | technologies | Scoop.it

Engage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.

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The tools available include...
   - Organising & Summarising
   - Inquiring & Analysis
   - Writing Poetry
   - Writing & Publishing Prose and
   - Learning about Language

One for Functional Skills practitioners, and others, I feel

 

 

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Teamreporter - there's no need for status meetings

Teamreporter - there's no need for status meetings | technologies | Scoop.it
Teamreporter kills your status meetings by replacing them with scheduled report mails. Used by teams, project managers and CEO's.
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Teamreporter removes project, and/or other, status meetings, or conference calls, by replacing them with scheduled report emails.
How?
   - Teamreporter will ping team members with scheduled emails and ask for the day’s progress, problems and most important events.
   - Based on the replies Teamreporter will send an overview of the team’s status to the team the next day.
   - The whole team is informed about the activities and progress in the team. Future challenges and problems will be noticed and solved together early. Individuals can focus on their important tasks – keeping the team up to date is Teamreporter’s job!
Teamreporter is free for small teams (up to 4 members), ideal for an evaluation exercise.

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Pocket - store new ideas, tools and resources

Pocket - store new ideas, tools and resources | technologies | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
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With so much information flying around on the web it is actually quite easy to find new ideas, tools and resources for any learning environment.
What's difficult, is finding a place to store them all and finding the time to assess, organize and put them into practice.
Pocket is one solution that many practitioners are using to organize ideas and clear this clutter. It’s really quite simple…

   - Find something you like online,
   - click the button and
   - it is saved to your Pocket.
Pocket also allows users to tag all of the different articles, videos, images and other pieces of content they save. By setting up an organised tagging structure, Pocket can be used as their own searchable resource centre.

This means that regardless of what device they are using or where they are, they will always be able to access every resource they have ever saved.

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Twibble.io - A Better RSS feed to Twitter Service

Twibble.io - A Better RSS feed to Twitter Service | technologies | Scoop.it
A better way to easily publish content from any RSS feed to Twitter with beautiful imagery in each and every tweet.
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Twibble provides a way to easily publish content from any course RSS feed to Twitter with imagery in each and every tweet.
The system automatically pulls featured images and embeds them into each tweet.
Twibble also has a scheduling system so practitioners can decide when each tweet is going out.

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YouiDraw, Online Vector Graphic Design, Drawing Online Logo Maker.

YouiDraw, Online Vector Graphic Design, Drawing Online Logo Maker. | technologies | Scoop.it
Online create stunning vector Graphic design with YouiDraw Drawing, Logo Maker and Painter. It’s like Adobe Illustrator but it works on html5 canvas.
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Create vector graphic design with YouiDraw online.
It’s like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw but it works with HTML5 and Google Drive.
There’s no software to download and users can access their work anytime, anywhere. An Online Logo Maker is available for creating...
   - high quality vector graphics,
   - headings,
   - HTML5 logos,
   - icons,
   - web site elements and buttons
...using hundreds of templates and styles.
There is a FREE option but users must Share their design(s) before they can Export; Monthly and yearly plans are, I feel, reasonably priced.

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Bel Math Apps

Bel Math Apps | technologies | Scoop.it
Bel Math Apps offers the applications for iPad, iPhone, Android
with the new approach to practice the elementary and middle school mathematics.
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Bel Math Apps applications cover the whole Number and Operations domain of Functional Skills.

Practitioners and Learners can use the applications as a digital alternative to the traditional paper and pencil method.
The goal is to provide a tool to strengthen learners' knowledge.
Most important features of the apps...
   - easy to learn, easy to operate;
   - no distractions;
   - the flexible nature of the apps allows it to fit the needs of any learner;
   - the apps help practitioners to locate their learners’ weak spots, and to quickly improve the learners’ skills and performance in those areas;
NOTE: iPad & iPhone applications allow sending the results of the practice session directly from the application to the practitioner through the built-in Email ;
   - applications for Android are able to store the session results in the files for the following analysis by practitioners.

Click MORE and choose Demo to try it out first!

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ExamTime - Changing the way you learn

ExamTime is a personal learning environment that allows students & teachers to create, discover and share learning resources. Transform your learning and achieve your goals with ExamTime

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ExamTime is a personal learning environment that allows learners & practitioners to...
   - create,
   - share & discover resources
   - build mind maps, flashcards, quizzes & notes

... and all for free!
Why reinvent the wheel!
Transform learning and make goals achieveable with ExamTime

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Tellagami - a stepping stone for learners who may be hesitant or uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience

Tellagami - a stepping stone for learners who may be hesitant or uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience | technologies | Scoop.it
Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated Gami video.
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Tellagami is a great idea and stepping stone for learners who may be hesitant or uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience.
Practitioners can ask their learners to record or script their own presentation based on a topic of study.
Tellagami is an app that's gaining more and more popularity in learning environments with a fun and interactive take on creating animated videos.
Tellagami lets learners create their own virtual performances using 3D digital avatars that they can design and customize themselves. By recording their own voice or simply typing the script, they can watch their own digital character bring their story to life.

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MyBnk - Delivering expert-led financial education & enterprise

MyBnk - Delivering expert-led financial education & enterprise | technologies | Scoop.it
We are a charity who deliver financial education and enterprise experiences directly to 11-25 years olds in schools and youth organisations.
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MyBnk, working with young people, have created high impact and high energy financial and enterprise education programmes on topics such as...
   - saving and budgeting,
   - survival money management,
   - social enterprise and
   - start up entrepreneurship.
Useful resources for Functional Skills.
MyBnk are a charity who deliver financial education and enterprise experiences directly to 11-25 year olds in schools and youth organisations.

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Random Item / Person selector / Generator fruit machine

Random Item / Person selector / Generator fruit machine | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Random Name Selector from Primary Technology is a simple tool for picking names from a list users have created.
Users have the option of limiting question/feedback/answer times by launching a one minute to seven minute countdown timer.
To use the selector just type in or copy a list of names then hit "go."
Users also have the option to remove a name from the list after it has been selected which can ensure everone within a group is asked once during contact time.
P.S. Ideal for Teachmeets as well!

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Scitation

Scitation | technologies | Scoop.it
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I'm sure most, if not all, Learning providers delivering STEM courses will have flagged this website to their learners. In case they haven't, I've added it here!

Topics Covered include...

Acoustics; Astronomy and astrophysics; Atomic and molecular physics; Biological physics; Condensed matter physics; Energy; General physics; Geophysics; Interdisciplinary physics; Materials science; Mathematical physics; Nanotechnology; Nuclear physics; Optics and optical physics; Particle physics; Physical chemistry; Plasma physics; Quantum mechanics; Rheology and fluid dynamics; Society and organization; and Statistical physics. 

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | technologies | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
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Blendspace makes it easy for practitioners to organize and share educational materials in a visually pleasing format.
On Blendspace users can arrange...
   - videos,
   - links,
   - images, and
   - files
...around any topic of their choosing.
Blendspace has built-in search tools so that users don't have to leave their Blendspace account in order to locate resources. When practitioners share a set of Blendspace materials with their learners, the learners can provide feedback to show that they understand the materials or they can ask questions about the materials.
Practitioners can also see if their learners actually looked at all of the materials that they have shared with them.
Using Blendspace can be a good way to create and deliver flipped lessons.

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VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! | technologies | Scoop.it
The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!
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VideoNotes...
   - is a neat tool for taking notes while watching videos.

   - allows users to load any YouTube video on the left side of their screen

   - gives users a notepad to type on, on the right side of the screen
   - integrates with a users Google Drive account.
Note: By integrating with Google Drive VideoNotes allows users to share their notes and collaborate just as they can do with a Google Document.
Practitioners can use VideoNotes to have learners submit questions to them and/or each other while watching videos.
Practitioners can also insert questions into the conversation for their learners to answer too.

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The Sounds of Street View

The Sounds of Street View | technologies | Scoop.it
Sounds of Street View is a digital explorative 3D sound framework for street view environments. Developers can now easily craft virtual-reality sound experiences with ease using the framework.
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Sounds of Street View currently features three Street View locations with sounds matched to them.
Google Maps Street View provides learners with a great opportunity to view the places that they learn about in their various courses.
Amplifon has undertaken an attempt to give learners the chance to hear what it sounds like to visit a place.
Hopefully, the gallery of sounds will expand soon.
Practitioners and learners are encouraged to attempt to create their own Sounds of Street View.

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Voxer - Push-to-Talk App for Organisational Communication

Voxer - Push-to-Talk App for Organisational Communication | technologies | Scoop.it
Voxer is a walkie talkie like system with live voice, text, and photos. Get started by signing up and downloading our app for iOS, Android, or Windows phones.
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Voxer features...
• Live audio and recorded audio, text, photos
• Walkie Talkie-like functionality on a smart device
• iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and computer
• Data network interoperability for any carrier or WiFi
• Military-grade security and encryption
• Syncs seamlessly across all user devices
–think of it like voice text messaging, with sent receipts, offline use, image support, groups, and more.
Voxer could be one technology learning providers, and/or their stakeholders, have been looking for, to...
   - enhance current practice and
   - make their business more effective
How? Well they
1. Never miss a message, since everything is saved
2. Don’t have to repeat themselves
3. Don’t have nonstop interruptions
4. Have voice, text, and photo messages in one place
5. Talk seamlessly across mobile and desktop devices
6. Use push-to-talk on the best smartphones or tablets
7. Don’t have to be locked in with a wireless carrier
A potentially "must have technology" for Assessors, Verifiers, Managers, Administrators, Quality Control, the list goes on...

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Woodlands Maths Zone - Fun interactive maths games

Woodlands Maths Zone - Fun interactive maths games | technologies | Scoop.it
Free interactive Maths games and puzzles. A fun way to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry. Learning without knowing it!
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Family Learning Practitioners, that are looking for some good mathematics games to add to their lists of resources, would do well to check out the links on the Woodlands Resources site.
The games offer fun practice activities for learners.
The games are organized according to skill sets.

The categories are...
   - measuring skills,
   - number skills,
   - shape and space skills, and
   - data skills.

Many of the games are also appropriate for use on interactive whiteboards and touch-screen computers.
Science and Literacy too...
In addition to the mathematics games Woodlands Resources includes sections for science and literacy games.
Note: The literacy section features games that use British English so teachers of American learners may not find them all that useful.

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Colourco.de - find your colour scheme

Colourco.de - find your colour scheme | technologies | Scoop.it
colourco.de is an online designer tool, which allows you to easily and intuitively combine colours.
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Getting the right colour scheme may require designers a lot of manual effort (and subjective opinions).
Good news is, there are tools that can help making your life easier.
ColourCode is a web-based tool to find colour schemes easily. ColourCode lets you pick colors based on HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) values. It has a few modes that let you pick complementary colours with just a few clicks and you can also download the colour swatches in a few formats.

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OpenCurriculum: Create and discover better maths curriculum together

OpenCurriculum: Create and discover better maths curriculum together | technologies | Scoop.it
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Open Curriculum is a new entry into the lesson repository market.
Like similar sites, Open Curriculum offers a collection of thousands of resources for teaching mathematics.
Users can browse the Open Curriculum resource lists according to grade level and topic. As you might expect, a lot of the featured resources are Khan Academy materials. In addition to the Khan Academy materials you will find lessons created and shared by other practitioners.
Note: Open Curriculum provides more than just a collection of mathematics lesson materials. In your Open Curriculum account users can create and share their own lessons and units of study. They can also upload existing materials to incorporate into the lessons and units that they create in Open Curriculum.
Open Curriculum say that English and science lesson materials are coming soon. In the meantime the maths resources and lesson planner will raise awareness of how the service functions.
The sharing aspect of Open Curriculum could be useful for Education departments that are looking for a place to share materials that they like and create with each other.

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Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL | technologies | Scoop.it
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
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Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an online website that provides free guidelines and rules on a variety of research topics including how to reference papers using both MLA and APA styles. Although nothing replaces having an official MLA or APA guide book, OWL does prove to be handy.
OWL provides learners with...
   - pointers and short samples and examples of how to go about using citations and references in their paper. Users can use the entries on the left hand side to quickly jump to any section they have trouble with.
   - general guidelines on how to prepare and format papers and manuscripts in both MLA and APA. These guidelines are a must read for anyone engaged in scholarly work.

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