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BookWidgets - A must-have for creative teachers

BookWidgets - A must-have for creative teachers | technologies | Scoop.it

BookWidgets is an affordable app that empowers teachers to create and distribute interactive exercises for iPads and Chromebooks in minutes.

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If practitioners want to make the most of tablets and computers in their Learning Environments (Including Flipped Learning), then BookWidgets is a must look at resource. 
With BookWidgets, Education professionals can create... 
● dynamic lessons, 
● reading exercises, 
● quizzes, 
 ...and many more options for interactive course eBooks and/or assignments. 
Visit https://www.bookwidgets.com/widget-library to view the 30+ widget types practitioners can choose from. 
Tailored educational exercises and teaching apps are easy to make and are instantly graded so practitioners and their learners can track progress in real time. 
As an example, you can see how to configure a WebQuest widget visit https://niels-vanspauwen.wistia.com/medias/6ysk6fsnyl
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Science360 on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Science360. Download Science360 and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from... 
► scientists, 
► colleges
► universities, and 
► NSF science and engineering centres.
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Sheet Music Reader “piaScore” - Catalog of Songs with Guitar Tablature & Piano with Metronome & Chromatic Tuner

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Sheet Music Reader “piaScore” - Catalog of Songs with Guitar Tablature & Piano with Metronome & Chromatic Tuner. Download Sheet Music Reader “piaScore” - Catalog of Songs with Guitar Tablature & Piano with Metronome & Chromatic Tuner and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Sheet Music Reader piaScore (Free, iPhone, iPad) 
The Sheet Music Reader piaScore app (Free, iPhone, iPad) is a great tool that lets users... 
♫ view musical scores, 
♫ jot down notes, 
♫ search and browse, and 
♫ manage scores with tags. 
With wireless page-turning, page rearranging, and Dropbox support, users will be playing a new tune in no time.
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CiteThisForMe - Citation Tool - Save Time and Improve your referencing

CiteThisForMe - Citation Tool - Save Time and Improve your referencing | technologies | Scoop.it
Create your citations, reference lists and bibliographies automatically using the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles. It's fast and free!
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As with all automatic citation tools, practitioners will need to remind their learners to double check that the citations created are properly formatted. 
Apart from that, Cite This For Me could be a useful tool for researchers to use, to keep track of the webpages that they use while conducting research on-line. 
Cite This For Me includes a free Chrome extension that lets researchers cite a webpage with just one click. 
They can also use the extension to highlight and save portions of the webpages that they are citing. 
All Cite This For Me citations are saved in a users' free Cite This For Me account. 
In their account dashboards users can edit citations as well as manually enter citations of books, journals, and other references.
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Keynote on the App Store: create interactive on-line presentations

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Keynote. Download Keynote and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Keynote is a mobile app for the...
● iPad,
● iPod touch, and
● iPhone. 
It gives users the ability to create interactive on-line presentations that feature...
● animated charts,
● images, and
● text. 
Users can also integrate tables and bubble charts into their on-line presentation design. 
Better still, the recipient doesn't have to be an Apple device user. Users can deliver their content on HDTVs with the help of Presenter Display mirroring.
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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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PeerWise - multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated & discussed by learners

PeerWise - multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated & discussed by learners | technologies | Scoop.it
Supports learners in the creation, sharing, evaluation and discussion of assessment questions.
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PeerWise is an on-line repository of multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated and discussed by learners. 
Typically any course using PeerWise begins with an empty repository. 
This grows gradually as the course progresses and learners author and contribute relevant questions. 
NOTE: All activity remains anonymous to learners, however instructors are able to view the identity of question and comment authors and have the ability to delete inappropriate questions. 
It's worth taking a look at https://www.unthsc.edu/center-for-innovative-learning/using-peerwise-engage-students/ for their Sample Rubric and general overview.
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DocHub

DocHub | technologies | Scoop.it
Sign, edit, and share PDFs, Word documents, and more.
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DocHub is an excellent Google Drive tool for filling, editing, and signing PDFs. 
☺ Marking up documents, 
☺ typing in edits, and 
☺ rearranging pages has never been easier. 
DocHub's built-in tools allows users to customise documents in many ways to fit their needs. 
PDFs are no longer a burden to edit. 
DocHub makes it easier when... 
● signing PDFs, 
● highlighting text, 
● inserting images, 
● commenting and/or 
● adding pages 
...to PDFs (and more).
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Bouncy Balls - a free on-line noise meter!

Make all kinds of bouncy balls react to sounds from your microphone. A great sound/noise monitor for classrooms and a fun way to visualize music.
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Bouncy Balls is a free on-line noise meter that shows learners the volume of the noise in their learning environment. 
Bouncy Balls does this by displaying a set of... 
♥ colourful bouncing plastic balls or 
♥ bouncing Emojis or 
♥ bouncing Bubbles or 
♥ bouncing eyeballs 
...on a screen or interactive white-board etc. 
The louder learners are, the higher and more frequently the selected images will bounce. 
Visually sharing Bouncy Balls with learners, could be a good way to help them understand the appropriate volume for conversations while working on group activities in their learning environment. 
It could also be used to visualise music and/or other sounds.
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Simplenote

Simplenote | technologies | Scoop.it
The simplest way to keep notes. Light, clean, and free. Simplenote is now available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, and the web. Download for iOS Download for Android Download for Mac Download for Kindle Fire Download for Windows 7+ Sign into our web app Download for Linux (.deb) Download for Linux (.tar.gz) What makes…
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Simplenote is worth a closer look if practitioners or their learners are looking for a simple, straight-forward notes tool that works on almost every device. 
The simple nature of it lets users focus on taking notes without being distracted by other features. 
The default structure of notes could also help learners organize notes across multiple subject areas. 
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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 
...and more.
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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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