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Explain Everything™ - Interactive and Collaborative Whiteboard

Explain Everything™ - Interactive and Collaborative Whiteboard | technologies | Scoop.it
Explain Everything is a unique interactive screencasting whiteboard app being used by over 2 million students, teachers, leaders, and learners around
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Explain Everything is an easy-to-use... 
► design, 
► screencasting, and 
► interactive whiteboard tool 
...with real-time collaboration that lets users... 
► animate, 
► record, 
► annotate, 
► collaborate, and 
► explore ideas, knowledge and understanding. 
Explain Everything provides Education Practitioners and Learners an opportunity to... 
► share thinking, 
► reflect upon knowledge building, and 
► assess both products and processes of learning. 
It's available for iPad, Chromebook, Android, and Windows Devices.
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Science in the Classroom

Science in the Classroom | technologies | Scoop.it
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Science in the Classroom is a free resource for practitioners from Science Magazine. 
On the Science in the Classroom website, users will find research papers containing interactive annotations to help learners understand the content of the papers. 
In the right hand margin of each paper they will find a section called "learning lens." 
Learning lens offers seven types of interactive annotations that learners can enable. 
Of those seven types of annotations, the glossary annotation is the one that learners will probably use most often. 
The glossary annotations highlight key words and terms in the article. 
Clicking on a highlighted annotation reveals a definition. 
In addition to the interactive annotations, Science in the Classroom provides practitioners with... 
 ► discussion and reading comprehension questions and 
 ► a list of suggested learning activities.
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Annotation types - YouTube

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YouTube Video Editor is a powerful tool to use to add annotations and text to your videos. 
It supports five different types of annotations namely... 
► speech bubbles, 
► spotlight, 
► notes, 
► titles, and 
► labels. 
 Users can add annotations right from Video Manager tab in their YouTube channel 
This links to a video that provides a - "HowTo" tutorial
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TinyTake - Free Windows Screen Capture Software

TinyTake - Free Windows Screen Capture Software | technologies | Scoop.it
Make the most of your screen captures. TinyTake gives you all the tools to capture, annotate, and share screen captures and screen casts for free.
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TinyTake – is a free screen capture software for Microsoft Windows.
With TinyTake, users can capture images and videos of their computer screen, add comments and share them with others in minutes.
TinyTake is built by MangoApps and is available for free.

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Explain and Send Screenshots

Explain and Send Screenshots | technologies | Scoop.it
Capture a webpage, write text, arrows and circles on it and share it with a direct link to the screenshot without a frame!
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Explain and Send is a free Chrome extension that, because I've got synchronization enabled, I have installed on all my browsers.

 

The extension allows me to quickly select all or a portion of my screen, draw on it, type on it, and share it.


After a screen capture has been created, users can share it via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

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handy tool Thx
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ReadCube: Academic Software For Research

ReadCube: Academic Software For Research | technologies | Scoop.it
Readcube is a free, simple, academic software and reference manager for researchers. Read Cube helps researchers organize, annotate and stay on top of new research literature.
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ReadCube is a desktop application that users can use to organize their files and PDFs.
ReadCube provides a library where users can save their research literature for offline access.

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ReadCube | Free Reference Manager - Academic Software For Research

Readcube is a free, simple, academic software and reference manager for researchers. Read Cube helps researchers organize, annotate and stay on top of new research literature.

 

Read Cube is a application, for both Mac and Windows, designed to help learners organize their research.

 

Read Cube...

- provides a place for learners to save and annotate documents.
- facilitates Google Scholar and Pub Med searches and learners can also import PDFs that they find elsewhere.

 

Don't be put off by the the fact that Read Cube is targeted at a higher education audience; it has potential to be used for research at many levels.

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LiveMinutes

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LiveMinutes is a free web conferencing service that lets users share and annotate documents with team members, learners, stakeholders, etc.

 

What's special about LiveMinutes is that it's user-oriented in a way previous web conferencing tools never have been.

 

Also, after every meeting (when users sign up), an HTML5 report is automatically generated with the meeting minutes so you can keep trace of what was said and done, hence the name.

 

LiveMinutes - Share Documents Live. Get Minutes Worth Keeping

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scrible | smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages

scrible | smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages | technologies | Scoop.it
It was my Son, Ben Dalziel, who brought Scrible to my attention; it is free and, at the time of writing this, is in public beta (It went public on May 4th 2011).

Scrible's Basic Edition enables users, among other things, to...

* Richly annotate web pages in multiple colours & styles

* Save web research online & access it from anywhere

* Use simple keywords to search full text of any saved research

* Use tags to quickly and easily organize research by topic

* Easily share annotated web research with others via email

In their words...

"Even though the world uses the Internet to research nearly everything for work, school and home (job postings, press releases, Wikipedia articles, medical info, etc.), most folks still use old-school ways of annotating, organizing and sharing online info (printing to mark by hand, copying/pasting into Word, etc.). It's archaic, laborious and a waste of time. We're changing that. We're bringing Web-based research into the Internet Era by empowering people to mark up web pages in the browser and manage and collaborate on them online. And that's just the start..."
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VideoAnt

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A tool for adding annotations and comments to web-hosted videos; ideal for blended and flipped learning environments.
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VideoAnt is a tool for adding annotations and comments to web-hosted videos; ideal for blended and flipped learning environments. 
 VideoAnt supports annotation of different video files as well as YouTube videos. 
 VideoAnt's terminology...
► Ants refer to VideoAnt annotated videos and
► Ant Farm is a users account dashboard. 
NOTE: To be able to save and access your collection of Ants, users need to have their own free account. 
When a new Ant is created, users are directed to the annotation page where they can add and manage annotations and edit privacy and sharing settings. 
 Finished Ants can be shared publicly using different sharing options including an embed code to use in a website or blog. Users can also share Ants with groups of users. 
Practitioners may want to create a group for their course(s) and invite learners to join in; that way they can instantly share Ants with the whole group with a single click. 
By granting learners permission to annotate, they can also annotate Ants and comment on each others videos.
As you can see, from what I've said so far, VideoAnt is ideal for educational purposes and can be used for a variety of instructional purposes some of which include... 
► creating lecture presentations, 
► using VideoAnt as group discussion, 
► student VideoAnts as critical reflection or self-assessment, and 
► student VideoAnt as peer review or small group discussion. VideoAnt is one to try at least!
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DocentEDU - turn webpages or Google Docs into interactive Lessons

DocentEDU - turn webpages or Google Docs into interactive Lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
Turn any online text into an interactive, engaging, and rich learning experience with only a few clicks.
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DocentEDU is a web tool and mobile app to use with your learners. 
It is particularly useful for both Blended and Flipped learning. DocentEDU allows users to easily turn any webpage or published Google Doc into an interactive lesson where they can... 
♦ add comments, 
♦ private discussions, 
♦ highlight passages, 
♦ embed videos/maps/simulations/quizzes, 
 ♦ add questions and 
 ...much more. 
 When learners log in to the website they will be able to see all the annotations, questions and content the practitioners have added. 
 Learners can also use DocentEDU to take their notes and add their own annotations to the text. 
NOTE: Learners' answers, to the questions added, are saved in private from the rest of the learners. 
DocentEDU works on various platforms including iOS, Android, the web and Chromebooks. 
HEADS-UP: DocentEDU is not free but it does offer discounts and training for learning providers. 
To learn more about DocentEDU, take a look at the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/fSmgBrMI1Gw
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videoANT

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On VideoANT anyone can add annotations to any publicly accessible YouTube video.

To do this users...
   - copy the URL of a video and
   - paste it into the VideoANT annotation tool.
As the video plays click the "add annotation" button when users want to add an annotation.
Collaborative annotations...
   - Within education, a practitioner is the only person that has to have a VideoANT account;

   - their collaborators, learners and/or colleagues, do not need to have a VideoANT account to participate in the collaborative annotation process.
   - Just send chosen collaborators the VideoANT link.
Find out more at https://ant2.cehd.umn.edu/about

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qSnap

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qSnap
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qSnap is the only 100 percent browser based, cross-platform screen capture tool available! Whether users prefer Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer, they will benefit from qSnap.
With a click they can capture either visible screen or full screen and automatically have multiple captures consolidated into a single, lightweight document!
Note: I've only tried the Chrome extension and it works well.

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Snaplr App

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Vessenger, producers of a group messaging system, offers this free program for capturing and annotating images on your computer screen.

 

Snaplr, is available for Windows and Mac.

 

With Snaplr installed practitioners and/orlearners can capture all or part of their screen.

 

It's Snaplr's annotation tools that I like most of all.

They include...
- text boxes,
- highlighting, and
- free-hand drawing tools.

 

When users have finished creating their annotated screen capture they can save it as a PNG file or attach it to an email message in Outlook etc.

 

A big step forward from Windows Snipping Tool with lots of potential in producing evidence for assessment, and/or producing feedback to learners and/or enhancing collaborative work.

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john Larmour's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:10 PM

a great tool to speed up taking screen captures

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szoter - online annotation tool

Szoter...

- is a free online tool for annotating images that are stored on a computer.

- can be used to capture and annotate screenshots.

- can be used on the web or downloaded as an Adobe Air version to run on your desktop.

 

Upload images, draw and/or type on them.

When finished, users can save them to their local computer or share them online through social networks. 

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Highlight web with Marker.to - best marker, highlighter, annotator!

Highlight web with Marker.to - best marker, highlighter, annotator! | technologies | Scoop.it

Marker.to is a simple annotation tool.

 

Use a marker pen for webpages! After installation of the browser extension or bookmarklet users can run Marker simply by clicking on the icon and highlight text on a website with their mouse.

 

Annotating helps point out important information in long articles.

 

Marker.to creates a special link for the highlighted version of the page which can be shared via Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, IM etc.

 

Anyone can view highlighted page with any browser! No bookmarklet or browser extension is necessary for viewing.

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MapMaker Page Maps - National Geographic Education

MapMaker Page Maps - National Geographic Education | technologies | Scoop.it
Customize one-page maps and download, email, print, or share!
This resource, from National Geographic, must have been designed with the IWB (Interactive White Board) in mind. It has an easy "touch" navigation system and it has tabs that allow users to annotate and place various icons on the map.

The map elements options also allows users to add various map details including titles, latitude and longitude lines, landmarks, and key labels. Best of all, this resource includes a full-page option to help teachers display the map as large as possible with a single touch on their IWB. There is also an option to download the final map to an image file or a PDF file.

Note: this resource is still in beta and I found that not all the features function perfectly. e.g. I wasn't able to download the map I created. However, I captured it using snippy, (on an XP Laptop) and the Snipping Tool that comes with Windows OS 7.
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