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clZoom

clZoom | technologies | Scoop.it

clZoom is a free and portable utility which will zoom a part of the screen up to 1600%.

 

The beauty of clZoom is that it...

- can be operated using the mouse wheel; and

- supports multiple monitors which the original magnifier utility from Microsoft does not support.

 

To use clZoom...

-move the cursor onto the clZoom window;

- left-click and hold the mouse button down;

- drag the mouse cursor to the point of zooming;

- release the mouse button

 

The clZoom window will show the magnified view at the selected point.

 

- use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out.

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The Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

The Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them | technologies | Scoop.it
Are you a runner? Yes. Have you been injured? Probably.

 

Learn about the most common running injuries and how to help stop them in their tracks (or trails).

 

Most injuries are caused by overuse — applying repeated force over a prolonged period of time. Sudden changes in training volume, whether a newbie or a vet, can also do some damage.

 

This resource covers 12 of the most common ailments that plague those who hit the pavement, along with a few ways to stop the pain.

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MultiWall

MultiWall | technologies | Scoop.it

- Wallpaper Tool for Multiple Monitor Desktops

 

Multiwall...

 

- is a desktop application, designed for Windows, to help users set up and adjust any PC screen’s wallpapers to their liking.

 

- allows users to use filters on their wallpapers and/or edit them by rotating, inverting, zooming or panning with ease.

 

Users also have the option to select different wallpapers for each screen that they use in a multi-monitor setup; this is ideal for those producing vidcasts and/or webinars etc.

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Activity Village

Activity Village | technologies | Scoop.it

Here is one for Initial Teacher Training, Family Learning Practitioners etc.

 

Although currently Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee 2012 is the main focus, there are many...

- crafts,

- printables,

- colouring pages and

- fun activities for children and families.

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ShowMeTheCurry - YouTube

ShowMeTheCurry - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it
Easy to follow, step-by-step Indian cooking videos showcasing cuisine from all regions of India.

 

These Youtube videos effectively provide all the information needed to create mouth watering treats!

 

There are countless learners, in learning environments everywhere, who struggle to be successful with written recipes.

 

These same learners would do just fine with a recipe presented in a video format. They can watch it as many times as they need, 24/7, until they get their heads around the skills/techniques needed.

 

By the same token, teachers have no reason not to offer multiple options for learners to share what they know and to express their creativity! Text is only one way to share information. Numerous alternatives are equally effective, if not superior.

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QuizSlides

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QuizSlides is an online service that is currently free to use.

 

It helps users create online quizzes in the form of a slideshow.

 

Users...

- create an account,

- upload your slideshow quiz to the site by emailing their PowerPoint or PDF file to the site’s uploading email address.

- choose simple quiz or ‘exam quiz’


An embeddable code is generated for the completed quiz; this can then be used on a VLE, website etc.

 

Users can get a view of who took their quiz, when they took it, and what their scores were. 

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Spongelab | A Global Science Community

Spongelab | A Global Science Community | technologies | Scoop.it

When teaching science, practitioners need to explain science in simple terms to keep learners engaged; on the other hand, it's important not to oversimplify things.

 

Spongelabs provides teaching tools such as lesson plans, visual aids, and a class management dashboard to facilitate learning activities online.

 

Search and the results are organized into graphics and images, games, animation, case studies, lesson plans, and more. Practitioners can then add any item to their list and turn them into a complete lesson.

 

Practitioners can then track the progress of their classes by checking the time spent using, time spent exploring, games scores and more.

 

Learners can also join multiple classes and view assigned lessons.

 

Spongelab is a good example of digital education at work.

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Adobe Generation - Free courses, for creative students

Adobe Generation - Free courses, for creative students | technologies | Scoop.it
Adobe Generation is a series of free online courses from Adobe for young, creative talent.

 

Designed to help UK students aged 14-19 develop skills that will help them succeed in workplaces of tomorrow.

 

They are starting with a course in Games Design and further courses will be available from September covering topics such as Animation, Digital Imaging and Video Editing.

 

Learners have access to a VLE hosting a range of learning resources including video tutorials, ‘how to’ guides and a recording of each session which they can download and revisit at a later date.

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Cost of Living. Worldwide! - Eardex

Cost of Living. Worldwide! - Eardex | technologies | Scoop.it

Eardex allows practitioners/learners to search out the facts concerning the cost of living in a specific area; including accommodation, eating, car rentals, fuel, etc.

 

Visit Eardex and either...

- search for the country/city manually

or

- find the city by the continent index.


Users can also add the prices of different products in their area by registering on Eardex.

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ORBIS

Scholars of ancient history and IT experts at Stanford University have collaborated to create an interactive way to study Ancient Rome.

 

ORBIS - a geospatial network model, that allows users to experience the strategy behind travel in Roman times.

 

The ORBIS map includes about 750 mostly urban settlements of the Roman period. Users of the model can select a point of origin and destination for a trip and then choose from a number of options to determine either the cheapest, fastest or shortest route. 

 

Aside from the site’s interactivity, there’s enough discussion in ORBIS about ancient Roman transport to satisfy historians but, the real fun is in exploring how people and goods were moved across the empire. 

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7puzzle blog

- Home of a daily Maths Challenge

 

7Puzzle blog is a new website offering daily Maths challenges.

 

Created by Paul Godding, a mathematician who delivers maths days in schools in the UK.

 

The Maths puzzles are organised into different levels of difficulty.

 

7Puzzle blog is already growing into a great resource after only a few weeks online.

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GmapGIS

- A web based GIS application to draw on Google maps: polygons, lines, markers and labels

 

GmapGIS could be used by learners to...

- identify and label places without having to create an account.

- share their work by using links generated for their maps.

- quickly measure distances between places on a map.

- save a KML file for their map and view it in Google Earth.

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Zoho Sites

Zoho Sites | technologies | Scoop.it

Free Website Builder - Zoho Sites lets users build professional looking websites easily.

 

Zoho Sites...

- is a new addition Zoho's suite of services.

- appears to be trying to address two frequently-noted shortcomings of Google Sites by offering...

     - visually impressive themes and

     - by automatically making the sites mobile-friendly.

 

To create a site on Zoho Sites users can sign-in using a Zoho account, Google account, or Facebook account.

 

Looking to build a new course website that is mobile friendly, then Zoho Sites is worth a closer look.

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Sworkit

Sworkit | technologies | Scoop.it

Sworkit takes all the work of planning a circuit training workout away. It randomly generates a workout for users.

 

Users...

-set the total workout time from five up to 60 minutes.

- choose the type of workout they require e.g. upper body, lower body, core strength, stretching and even some yoga sequences.

-once choosen Sworkit starts a timer with the exercises changing every 30 seconds.  

 

If users dont like any exercise, they can click the skip button to move on.

 

NOTE: 1: users can always visit the mobile version at m.sworkit.com

2: the JiTTs (Just in Time Tutorials) accessed via the Exercises Tab are a must for Sworkit users.

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TIPP10

TIPP10 | technologies | Scoop.it

Today, learning to touch type is a no-brainer, it's almost an essential survival skill in the digital jungle.

 

Improving productivity and potentially increasing the money earned, within the limited hours available.

 

Learners just need to be methodical with their practice.

 

TIPP10 is a free touch typing tutor for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

 

The ingenious thing about the software is its intelligence feature. Characters that are mistyped are repeated more frequently.

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sciencefix - YouTube

sciencefix - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it

Many learners prefer watching online video lectures about the topics they are preparing for.

 

They may also prefer to produce video clips as an alternative to written coursework.

 

Darren Fix, produced ScienceFix.com to share the favourite demos he does in his middle school science classes.

 

The 100 plus ScienceFix vido clips are a good source of 'ideas' that practitioners can use to demonstrate the types of video clips their learners could produce.

 

The clips can also be used as reminders/revision etc., as well; they are also ideal for Initial Teacher Training and/or Family Learning practitioners etc.

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The Diamond Jubilee

The Central Weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June 2012, with celebratory activities throughout the UK and across the Commonwealth.

 

The official site of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a great resource, sharing information about the Queen’s life and the Commonwealth. There are also...

- games;

- learning activities, and

- a form for members of the public to send a message to the Queen.

 

Ideal for Family Learning Practitioners etc.

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Physics Games - online physics-based games

A collection of physics-based games that can be played online and embedded into a course VLE, blog or website.

 

The games are based on simple physics concepts and although they target secondary or middle school learners, remember it isn't the games it is how they are used that enhances teaching & learning.

 

Can learners explain the science concepts, discuss the strategies they employ, etc.

 

The one downfall of the site is that before each game starts there is a short commercial. However I've not seen any advertising that would be unacceptable in a learning environment.

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Learners TV

Many learners have access to books and notes but prefer watching online video lectures about the topics they are preparing for. A source for such lectures is a website called LearnersTV.

 

LearnersTV provides Free video lectures, Free Animations, Free Lecture Notes, Free Online Tests.

 

Subjects include biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, medicine, dentistry, engineering, accounting, and management.

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Backpack.tv

Backpack.tv | technologies | Scoop.it

Backpack TV: - a website creating a library of academic videos from across the web.

 

Browse for videos by subject, topic, and video duration.

 

Backpack TV also organises videos according to the content providers; e.g. Khan Academy, Patrick JMT, and 60 Second Recap.

 

Backpack TV can be useful resource for practitioners and learners to find short video lectures and demonstrations to supplement classroom instruction.

 

The videos can also be helpful for learners who need a quick recap/tutorial for course/homework assignment(s).

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Healthy Home Cooking

Healthy Home Cooking | technologies | Scoop.it

HealthyHomeCooking.com has launched their website to allow users to find out exactly what the nutritional information of their food is.

 

The Nutrition Directory, Nutrition Lists and a convenient Measurement Converter, are examples of free tools that they offer, along with a large searchable database of nutritional information.

 

HealthyHomeCooking.com alows users to search for nutritional information by ingredient name, calorie density or calorie ratio. Find foods that have a specific number of calories in each gram. Slide the ratio bars and find foods offering a certain percentage of calories from fat, protein and carbohydrates.

 

HealthyHomeCooking.com's database contains thousands of foods and ingredients for users to search and is a great way to find out what's in their food and/or find healthier alternative choices.

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Watch Documentary

Watch Documentary | technologies | Scoop.it

A documentary source on the web where users can watch documentary films, movies, series and episodes online for free.

 

Watching documentaries is, for many, a fun and educational way of passing time.

 

But for learners the documentary must be relevant to their topic of interest.

 

Watch Documentary is a free website that includes links to documentaries, sorted categorically, and hosted at various places online such as YouTube.

 

Users will find many different topics ranging from Adventure to War.

 

Just click on a topic that you and/or your learners are interested in to get started.

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Road To Grammar

As well as the resources that learners can use individually, Road to Grammar offers some downloadable resources for practitioners.

 

Practitioners will find a collection of eight downloads that offer discussion starters for English/Functional Skills lessons, lesson warm-up activities, and some worksheets.

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The Story of Send

The Story of Send | technologies | Scoop.it

Follow an email on its journey to see what happens when users send a message. Along the way, discover Google's data centers with videos and photographs.

 

Have your learners ever wondered what happens when they send an email?

 

This fun interactive slideshow from Google shows you the entire journey a Gmail letter takes from beginning to end.

 

Note: There are also mini picture slideshows, videos, and notes embedded within the main slideshow presentation (look for the small pulsing blue circles with icons inside them).

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lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing

lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing | technologies | Scoop.it
lino is an online web sticky note service that can be used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas, and photos anywhere on an online web canvas. lino is a completely free service that runs on all popular web browsers.

 

Access lino from your home, office, or even on the road and post a sticky note online whenever you want/need to!

 

- make a note right away wherever you are;

- Set reminders/due dates on stickes;receive Email reminders on the morning of the due date;

- arrange pictures and videos and share them with colleagues/peers/assessors etc.
- creating groups; share ideas with group members;
- share files by attaching files to stickies;
- Use with smartphone;

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