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using New and Emerging Technologies to enhance Learning Provider's "current Practice" - John is a retired eLearning Adviser, but keeping up to date, and all views are his own
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Narrable

Narrable | technologies | Scoop.it
Give voice to the stories that matter.
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Narrable is an online service for creating short narrated slideshows.
Start by uploading some pictures - Record a narration for each picture through the computer's microphone or upload an pre-recorded audio recording. Narrable projects can be shared via email, Facebook, or by embedding them into a blog.
Narrable allows users to have five projects for free.

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Privnote - Send notes that will self-destruct after being read

Share a confidential note via a web link that will self-destruct after it is read by your intended recipient.
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A really great feature is the ability to be notified when your note has been read. It’s basically a read receipt. Tick the box beside that option and you’ll need to enter your email address and a reference to this particular note.

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Teaching Tree

TeachingTree is an open platform that lets anybody organize educational content. Our goal is for students to quickly access the exact clips they need in order to learn individual concepts.
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The Computer Science videos found in Teaching Tree are a mix of short tutorials and longer lectures from university professors. Longer lectures are tagged with the key concepts covered. Clicking on a tag jumps users to the spot in the lecture that addresses the concept users want to learn about.
Users will need to sign up if they want to add videos or tag concepts.

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The Plasma Screen & Whiteboard Room

The Plasma Screen & Whiteboard Room | technologies | Scoop.it
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A free website where practitioners in special schools can download teaching resources, created by other practitioners, that they can use on their plasma screens, interactive whiteboards, etc.  All the resources have been created by practitioners and are free to use for educational purposes.  Copyright remains with the owners of all the resources on the site.

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Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present....

Curriculum Primary School songs and music for learning in KS1, KS2 and KS3 in Maths, Literacy and Science for ages 6-14.
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These are resources that Family Learning Practitioners, and those teaching in Junior and Secondary Schools will find really help support the Literacy, Maths and Science curriculum. These are areas where it is difficult to find songs.
Mr A, Mr C and Mr D use their, "Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present…", to share free songs with practitioners every Tuesday. Their aim is to keep the songs modern and interesting, rather than patronising learners with some of the the music they are often exposed to. The songs cover all types of genres and styles, aiming to get learners to put the songs on their own MP3 players!

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Brainy Betty: Teaching, Learning & Other resources

Brainy Betty: Teaching, Learning & Other resources | technologies | Scoop.it
Download free Teacher Educator K-12 and college Powerpoint backgrounds and templates for school, business and home use.
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Here Practitioners & Learners can find hundreds of free PowerPoint templates and backgrounds,  animations, music for presentations, royalty free photos, tutorials, flash and video introductions, teacher resources and backgrounds for presentations and more. Wellworth a closerlook!

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Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts: Home

Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts: Home | technologies | Scoop.it
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Learners can browse Jane Austen’s hand-written manuscripts in Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts, an online joint project from the University of Oxford and King’s College London.
Each manuscript can be opened in a variety of ways: as facsimile pages which can be magnified using ‘zoomify’; as transcribed text set side by side with the original manuscript page; or through a Headnote that provides details of the manuscript’s history and physical description.

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JellyCam — Stop-motion maker - Tickly Pictures

JellyCam — Stop-motion maker - Tickly Pictures | technologies | Scoop.it

JellyCam is a free program for creating stopmotion movies.

JellyCam uses the Adobe Air platform. If users don't have Adobe Air Runtime it just takes just a couple of minutes to install.

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Using JellyCam both practitioners and learners can create stop motion movies using images from their computer or images that captured via a webcam.

Once users have selected their images they can quickly arrange them into a sequence.

After the sequence is set they can specify how many images they want per frame.

A soundtrack can also be uploaded to their video.

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105 free moodle video tutorials

Feel Free to Embed the Slideshare Presentation at your site or blog! 105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials! We know that you love Moodle. This is why we created the f
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I'm sure there is something here for all practitioners and/or learning providers who are thinking about using Moodle to enhance their current practice. CPD resources for Moodle beginners and/or existing users.

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Chris Legg's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:48 AM

Very helpful tutorials for moodle users

Emma Herrod's curator insight, June 29, 2013 1:19 PM

A collection of Moodle video tutorials for your reference. 

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Europa Film Treasures, the treasures from European Film Archives - Europa Film Treasures

Europa Film Treasures, the treasures from European Film Archives - Europa Film Treasures | technologies | Scoop.it
Welcome to Europa Film Treasures, the European cinematographic heritage website. You want to know more? Discover: Europa Film Treasures, the treasures from European Film Archives
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Europa Film Treasures is an online archive of European films and film clips that can be viewed for free.

Search archives by dates, genre, country of origin, production method, and director.

Production method, storyline, director's bio, and information about the the people appearing on camera are also provided.
Europa Film Treasures also hosts quizzes and virtual workshops.

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phrase.it - Online Image Editor For Cartoon Style Speech Bubbles

phrase.it is a free online image editor which lets you add cartoon style speech and thought bubbles to your images. It's extremely easy to use and you will have great looking results within minutes.
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Phrase.it is an online service that anyone can use to add speech bubbles and some basic Instagram-like effects to images. Phrase.it does not require registration to use it.  Completed images can be downloaded. Learners could create short stories by uploading and adding speech bubbles to five or six images then downloading them to use in slidedeck or in a document.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:09 AM

This would be enthusiastically received by students, know doubt, who could then extend their visual literacy as well.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 19, 2013 3:34 PM

Here's a simple way to create some eye catching graphics.  Taks a bit to get the size of the photo and the size of the bubble to actually work. 

Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 19, 2013 8:41 PM

Oh, how fun this is!

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Edcanvas | The one place to organize, present and share knowledge

Edcanvas | The one place to organize, present and share knowledge | technologies | Scoop.it
The one place to organize, present and share knowledge
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Edcanvas is a website that allows practitioners to collate online resources onto a single page for their learners to access.

These canvases can be shared with learners...

- via a URL link or

- by embedding into a blog/VLE/other webpresences.
A canvas creation is quite straight forward.

Down one side of the page is a search column that lets users search YouTube and Flickr as well as add resources from Google Drive and Dropbox and upload directly.

Those resources can then be dragged onto the canvas.
It’s another way of providing learner access to a number of different resources via a one stop shop, rather than having to share lots of different URL’s.
Learners could also use Edcanvas to collate their own canvases as they do research on given topics.

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DOAJ -- Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ -- Directory of Open Access Journals | technologies | Scoop.it
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If learners don’t have access to a "college library" they should try this Directory of Open Access Journals. They may be surprised at how many journals provide free access. For focused research or simple browsing, there’s much to learn via this site.

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disposableWebPage

disposableWebPage | technologies | Scoop.it

Disposable Web Page is now here! You can create a disposable web page with as little effort as a few key strokes and start right away at filling up the page with the content you want.

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Disposable web page offers practitioners the convenience and freedom of getting information out there on the internet with as little hassle as possible.Each disposable webpage has a count down clock. You can set this clock to count down anywhere from 90 days to 0 days from the time the page is created. When the remaining time reaches 00:00:00:00, the page is automatically set for disposal and will exist for 2 more weeks before it gets incinerated.
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Interface Builder for Web Apps - Divshot

Interface Builder for Web Apps - Divshot | technologies | Scoop.it
Divshot is a revolutionary drag-and-drop interface builder that exports to clean HTML and CSS.
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Divshot is a web service that is currently offering its services for free; the site states that it will be introducing premium plans soon.
Using this website, practitioners and learners are able to setup the visual interface for their HTML5 web apps or webpages within minutes.
A number of template options are provided, each time a new page is added. When users are finished with their interface, they can use Divshot’s options to either download the entire project as a ZIP archive or simply copy the code of their current interface.

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Timelines.tv - History, documentary and television on the web

Timelines.tv - History, documentary and television on the web | technologies | Scoop.it
This module explores how far we'd come by the turn of the 20th century. It tells the story of Edwardian Blackpool, the annual mecca of seaside fun for hundreds of thousands of mill families across the North West.
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Timelines.tv is one for history practitioners to bookmark and share with their learners.
Each of the currently 6 timelines include short (3-10 minute) videos, pictures and short text descriptions.
The six timelines currently available are A History of Britain, The American West, Medicine Through Time, American Voices, The Edwardians, and Nazi Germany. A nice resource tool, for learners to review an era.

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Office 2013 Quick Start Guides - support - Office.com

Office 2013 Quick Start Guides - support - Office.com | technologies | Scoop.it

If you’re new to Office 2013, you can download any of the free Quick Start Guides. These printable guides contain useful tips, shortcuts, and screenshots to help you find your way

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With the introduction of new features and changes in the recent release of Office 2013, practitioners and learners may have some questions about where things are and/or how to get things done.

In order to make the transition easier Microsoft has published this set of Quick Start Guides to help users get settled in with the latest edition of Office.

The nine Quick Start Guides available, are nicely laid out with easy to follow notes located around and across the pages; all guides are available in PDF format and range from 5 – 9 pages in length.

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Young Workers : Work Experience and Starting Work

For those concerned with the health, safety and welfare of young people at work including employers, work experience organisers and young people themselves.

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This website from ROSPA which teaches young people about health and safety in the workplace .There are some excellent case studies  as  well as a safety sign /hazard quiz.

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Woopid Video Tutorials

Woopid provides thousands of video tutorials for all computer questions, including Windows Vista, Mac OS X Leopard, Microsoft Office, iLife, cool gadgets and more.

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An ideal resource for Functional ICT; a platform that is ideal to support flipped learning environments and/or flipped CPD. Access to many video tutorials  and training videos.

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Anita Rissler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:56 AM

Gratis videoguider - Hur gör man - på engelska om Internet, Windows, Windows Vista,  Mac och iPhone.

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Numberphile - Videos about Numbers and Stuff

Short videos about numbers, maths and all sorts of other numbery stuff. We'll make you love numbers!
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These videos reveal some of the mystery behind numbers and maths in fun, short snippets! The Numberphile videos could provide excellent openers for maths classes.
Use Triptico, or similar tools, to select learner groups and to allocate a different video for each group to watch. Learners can learn a new maths “trick” or pattern to teach their peers. The goal: to creatively teach the concept! They could create their own video, stop motion animation, infographic, story, illustration, Helloslide, etc.

Note: All of the videos on Numberphile are YouTube videos.

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alistairm 's curator insight, January 30, 2013 12:56 PM

Really nice videos and the ones I sampled were subtitled too - good for accessibility and also for use with people where English is a non-native language.

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What Is...every file format in the world - A through E

This page briefly describes every file format (or actually the file name extensions for the formats) that we have been able to learn about.
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While using computers, practitioners and learners will come across file extensions of various formats.

A lot of the time, they may not know what these extensions stand for.

Normally, if an individual knows what the extension stands for, they can figure out what the file is for. If you want to be able to quickly tell what a file extension means, you should check out a website called TechFileFormat.

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William Machado's curator insight, January 20, 2013 7:06 PM

If you don't know much about file formats, check this out!

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Twitonomy: Twitter #analytics and much more...

Twitonomy: Twitter #analytics and much more... | technologies | Scoop.it
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Many learning providers share their updates through text, images, and videos on the social network Twitter.
Twitonomy is a free to use web service that lets users get in-depth Twitter statistics.
For each learning provider that has publicly viewable tweets, users can access a breakdown of things like total tweets, percentage values of the categories tweeted, multiple graphs of tweeting activity, and information about which user was tweeted most by an account and who was replied to the most.
Twitonomy lets organisations export tweets to an Excel sheet to keep local backups. They can find out who is not following them back, and they can even track clicks on the links in their tweets.
All of these features are offered under a single dashboard for free, thanks to Twitonomy.

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Sketch Toy

Sketch Toy | technologies | Scoop.it
Draw sketches with animating lines and share replays with friends!
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As practitioners I'm sure you will have tried out a number of online drawing tools and explored what they have to offer. If you haven't tried it check out Sketch Toy.
Sketch Toy is a free to use website offering a simple drawing interface but with a unique twist – the lines drawn can be made to appear as various degrees of shaky animations.
The canvas you are given has a texture that highlights this animated effect of shaky lines. The images created can be shared through a direct link. When people visit the link, they see the entire drawing made from start to finish, just like the user created it. Users can also download the image as a PNG file and share it but, of course, the animation effect would is lost.
P.S. the app offers a Chrome app as well.

P.P.S. With screen capture,it can be used to demonstrate maths or Science equations etc.

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Caution! Minds at work | Motivational resources | Sparky Teaching

Caution! Minds at work | Motivational resources | Sparky Teaching | technologies | Scoop.it
365 things to make you go
It's Health and Safety for brains.
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'Caution! Minds at work' is a free set of 26 posters, the inspiration for which came from hearing about a street artist in New York (called 'TRUE'). Find out more, see and/or download the posters

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Online Newspapers: World Directory

Online Newspapers: World Directory | technologies | Scoop.it
An extensive directory of Online Newspapers from every country of the world provided to you by OnlineNewspapers.com.
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Learners can expand their knowledge of current events and other cultures by reading newspapers from around the world. Here they’ll find a comprehensive collection of digital newspapers organized by regions. From Madagascar to Hong Kong to Mexico, they’ll find more newspapers than they can manage. They are not translated, however, so they’ll need to know the native language or try using Google Translate or other translation software.

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Krešimir TOMAS's curator insight, January 21, 2013 3:27 PM

Seznam časopisov v e-obliki po državah....