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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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Flippity - Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff

Flippity - Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Flippity is well worth a closer look, especially for practitioners that use, and/or are considering using, Google Docs.
Flippity currently provides...
● instructions
● Demos and
● Templates to...
Create...
● a Random Name Picker
● sets of online flashcards
● a Quiz show (Trivia game show)
● a Certificate Quiz (online quiz to earn a certificate) and
● progress indicator bars.
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Maria Margarida Correia's curator insight, August 4, 3:53 AM

Flippity is well worth a closer look, especially for practitioners that use, and/or are considering using, Google Docs.
Flippity currently provides...
● instructions
● Demos and
● Templates to...
Create...
● a Random Name Picker
● sets of online flashcards
● a Quiz show (Trivia game show)
● a Certificate Quiz (online quiz to earn a certificate) and
● progress indicator bars.
Take a look, you know you want too.

mrssettle's curator insight, August 5, 9:18 AM

Flippity is well worth a closer look, especially for practitioners that use, and/or are considering using, Google Docs.
Flippity currently provides...
● instructions
● Demos and
● Templates to...
Create...
● a Random Name Picker
● sets of online flashcards
● a Quiz show (Trivia game show)
● a Certificate Quiz (online quiz to earn a certificate) and
● progress indicator bars.
Take a look, you know you want too.

Brendon Breen's curator insight, August 7, 12:51 AM

Flippity is well worth a closer look, especially for practitioners that use, and/or are considering using, Google Docs.
Flippity currently provides...
● instructions
● Demos and
● Templates to...
Create...
● a Random Name Picker
● sets of online flashcards
● a Quiz show (Trivia game show)
● a Certificate Quiz (online quiz to earn a certificate) and
● progress indicator bars.
Take a look, you know you want too.

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Clarisketch

Clarisketch | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Clarisketch application...
● is Free and
● works on Android OS version 2.3.6 Gingerbread or higher.
Users just...
● take a picture, then
● record a themself speaking and drawing on the picture and then
● Send to, and/or share it with others (They don't need the app).
To find out more take a look at the tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/embed/vbVCV428hl4

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PurposeGames

PurposeGames | technologies | Scoop.it
The best trivia games and quizzes on the internet!
John Dalziel's insight:

PurposeGames already hosts over 70,000 public games but, more importantly, it allows practitioners, and/or learners, to create their own games and participate in tournaments created by others.
Practitioners can use PurposeGames to create a variety of game-based quizzes including...
● Image Quizzes - image-based quizzes using their own images. Upload the image and place blue dots for questions.
● Multiple Choice Quizzes
● Image Shape Quizzes - similar to image-based quiz but uses shapes instead of dots.
Other features provided by the PurposeGames site include...
● the creation of groups where practitioners can let their learners practice, get assignments and take tests and
● Playlists for creating 'study lists'.

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Riddle

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Riddle makes creating awesome interactive content easy. Quickly make beautiful posts that grab your friends’ and fans’ attention - from quizzes and lists, to polls and more - then use our beautiful intuitive dashboard to learn what they loved most. Riddle = Create. Post. Learn. (Repeat)
John Dalziel's insight:

Riddle is currently a free web tool for practitioners.
It allows them to create their own...
   ● quizzes,
   ● lists,
   ● polls,
...and more, often in under a minute.
Riddle makes creating interactive content simple, so practitioners can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.

 

NOTE: To remove the "Riddle Branding" there is a cost, based on the number of "logo free" Riddles needed at any one time.

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Larry Hewett's curator insight, August 4, 9:18 PM

Riddle is currently a free web tool for practitioners.
It allows them to create their own...
   ● quizzes,
   ● lists,
   ● polls,
...and more, often in under a minute.
Riddle makes creating interactive content simple, so practitioners can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.

 

NOTE: To remove the "Riddle Branding" there is a cost, based on the number of "logo free" Riddles needed at any one time.

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JellyBean Writer and JellyBean Scoop

JellyBean Writer and JellyBean Scoop | technologies | Scoop.it
JellyBeanScoop Autopub description
John Dalziel's insight:

Jellybean Writer and Jellybean Scoop could be good resources for ESOL/ESL/EFL functional skills etc. Learners could read (four reading levels) fun and interesting news stories on Jellybean Scoop then write their own stories about the topics covered in the articles they've read.
When writing, learners can...
   ▪ import pictures from their computers and
   ▪ write captions for each image.
A variety of layout templates, background colours, and fonts are available for them to use.
The resulting stories can be...

   ▪ saved online or

   ▪ downloaded and printed.
If practitioners feel that picture books are too simple for their learners, they can skip using pictures and select one of the text only templates for the pages in their books.
NOTE: 1: Users have to create an account to access the reading questions and writing tools on Jellybean Scoop. 2: Practitioners who create accounts for themselves can also create and manage accounts for their learners.

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Click2Map - On-line Map Creator

Click2Map - On-line Map Creator | technologies | Scoop.it
Click2Map is a mapping software that allows you to make maps quickly and easily.
John Dalziel's insight:

Click2Map is a web application that enables users to easily create maps and add points of interest to any geographic location of their choosing.
Click2Map allows users to...
   · import data,
   · geocode multiple addresses,
   · perform batch updates,
   · display directions,
   · customize their own database.
When their map is complete, they can download and use it on their own website and/or blog and/or other web presences.

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Sharalike - Free HTML Photo Slideshow Maker Software & App

Sharalike - Free HTML Photo Slideshow Maker Software & App | technologies | Scoop.it
Learn how Sharalike's HTML photo slideshow software and iOS app allows
you to quickly and easily make custom slideshows
John Dalziel's insight:

Sharalike is another option for learners, and/or practitioners, to consider when they want to create an audio slideshow.
To create an audio slideshow on Sharalike users simply
   - import some images from their computer or iPad,
   - drag them into the sequence in which they want them to appear, and then
   - add some music.
Sharalike offers a small collection of stock music that they can use or they can upload their own music.
Sharalike videos can be shared privately through email or can be made public through social media.
Users can also embed their Sharalike videos into blog posts, and/or other web presences.
Sharalike makes it quick and easy to create a video.

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NatGeo Mapmaker Interactive

NatGeo Mapmaker Interactive | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

National Geographic's Map Maker Interactive offers seven base maps on which learners can create custom map displays.
After choosing a base map learners can then choose layers to add on top of the map.
Map Maker Interactive provides a drawing tool and marker icons that can be added to any of the maps.
Learners can also measure distances on Mapmaker Interactive by selecting the polygon drawing tool on the left side of the map.
As learners draw lines the distances appear on the map.
NOTE: National Geographic's Map Maker Interactive maps cannot be embedded into other sites. But they can can be downloaded, printed, and/or learners can share links to them.

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Classmill - Create classes with links, videos, images & files.

Classmill - Create classes with links, videos, images & files. | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Classmill could be a good platform...
   - through which learning providers build self-paced professional development courses for their staff and/or
   - for building on-line teaching courses.
Practitioners can create public or private (invitation-only) courses; the courses built as a series of modules.
If they make their course private they will have to email invitations to their learners.
Practitioners will find an abundance of learning tools to use to create their classes such as...
   - links,
   - videos,
   - images,
   - files,
...and more.
Practitioners can also embed games and interactive simulations into each module.
A discussion forum is automatically added to each module within a course.
Best of all practitioners can monitor and track learner progress while differentiating instruction.

It's also nice place for learners to find and register for on-line classes for free.

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TouchCast

TouchCast | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Video and the web are coming together. Experience both like never before with TouchCast- a new medium that looks like video, but feels more like the web.
TouchCast provides...
   - Professional Camera Controls
   - the ability to switch between the front- and back-facing cameras on    - the iPad or between multiple HD cameras on the Desktop
   - a built-in teleprompter.
   - adjustable focus and mic levels.
   - the ability to import video and place vApps and graphics over the existing video.

So many applications within education especially media courses.

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QuotesCover - Fastest Quote Maker

QuotesCover - Fastest Quote Maker | technologies | Scoop.it
Easy and Powerful Quote Maker! You can create high resolution quotes picture with cool typography effect easily using our quote maker app. Best for Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, Twitter, e-card, Wallpaper, and for prints.
John Dalziel's insight:

Looking for a quick and easy way to create beautiful quote graphics? QuotesCover is the tool!
With QuotesCover, users can design a visual representation of personal or famous quotes in a snap.
Here’s how it works...
   - add your quote,
   - choose your layout,
   - add a photo or choose a plain background,
   - choose the colour and font and
...you’re done!

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Thematic - Create your own scrolling visual stories!

Thematic - Create your own scrolling visual stories! | technologies | Scoop.it
Visit www.thematic.co to create your own free scrolling album to share with your friends.
John Dalziel's insight:

Thematic is designed for building and sharing visual stories, allowing users to display up to twenty pictures organized around a theme of their choosing.
After importing pictures users can add one line of text to each image in their story and rearrange the sequence in which their images appear on their screen.
The resulting story is displayed in a vertically scrolling format with each of the images occupying all of the available space within the browser.
Completed stories can be shared publicly or kept private.
Each public story can be shared via Twitter, Facebook, email, or embedding into a webpage.
I recommend importing high resolution images as smaller images will become pixelated when enlarged to Thematic's full size. After importing your pictures you can add text and rearrange the sequence in which your images appear on your screen.

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reveal.js - The HTML Presentation Framework

reveal.js - The HTML Presentation Framework | technologies | Scoop.it
A framework for easily creating beautiful presentations using HTML
John Dalziel's insight:

Reveal.js and, its online editor companion, Slides.com, are perfect for those who like their presentation tools free, open-source, and either hosted on the web or hosted on their own GitHub repository.
Reveal.js is framework that lets users build robust slide decks and presentations using HTML or Markdown, right in their browser, so they don't have to download anything. (Ideal for Chromebooks)
The builder is robust and well put together, not to mention simple and easy to use.
It may seem like a developer's dream presentation tool, but you don't have to be one to make the most of it, or the online editor. It's easy to create...
   - animations,
   - transitions, and
   - graphs and charts
Reveal.js makes it easy to...
   - check out presentations on the go, on any device, or
   - embed presentations in a blog or web site so people can see them when they visit.
Similarly, users can just send a link out to people to view their presentation, or save a PDF of your entire slideshow so pass around that way.
There are also a many advanced features available too - users can
   - create presentations and keep them private,
   - present their deck offline,
   - control their presentation from a mobile device,
   - sync their work to Dropbox if they choose,
...and more.

You can take a look at the full list of features, most of which are free, at...
http://slides.com/features ;

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ajouter votre aperçu ...

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Office Mix

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John Dalziel's insight:

Office Mix is an excellent PowerPoint add-in that allows practitioners to create engaging and interactive presentations using multimedia materials including...
● images,
● links,
● videos,
● audio and
● text.
Office Mix offers a number of features that can turn PowerPoint presentations into a live interactive online lesson.
Some of these features include...
● screen recording,
● directly writing in the presentation as you would at a whiteboard,
● creating interactive quizzes and polls
...and many more.
Practitioners can use Office Mix to record themself explaining a lesson to learners using both audio and video .
They can also use its screen recording functionality to create instructional videos and tutorials integrating their own voice-over.
Office Mix is also a great tool for flipped classrooms.
To learn more about using Office mix watch https://www.youtube.com/embed/uPif4lYra6Y

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michel verstrepen's curator insight, August 4, 3:44 AM

Office Mix is an excellent PowerPoint add-in that allows practitioners to create engaging and interactive presentations using multimedia materials including...
● images,
● links,
● videos,
● audio and
● text.
Office Mix offers a number of features that can turn PowerPoint presentations into a live interactive online lesson.
Some of these features include...
● screen recording,
● directly writing in the presentation as you would at a whiteboard,
● creating interactive quizzes and polls
...and many more.
Practitioners can use Office Mix to record themself explaining a lesson to learners using both audio and video .
They can also use its screen recording functionality to create instructional videos and tutorials integrating their own voice-over.
Office Mix is also a great tool for flipped classrooms.
To learn more about using Office mix watch https://www.youtube.com/embed/uPif4lYra6Y

Jose Erigleidson's curator insight, August 5, 6:44 PM

Office Mix is an excellent PowerPoint add-in that allows practitioners to create engaging and interactive presentations using multimedia materials including...
● images,
● links,
● videos,
● audio and
● text.
Office Mix offers a number of features that can turn PowerPoint presentations into a live interactive online lesson.
Some of these features include...
● screen recording,
● directly writing in the presentation as you would at a whiteboard,
● creating interactive quizzes and polls
...and many more.
Practitioners can use Office Mix to record themself explaining a lesson to learners using both audio and video .
They can also use its screen recording functionality to create instructional videos and tutorials integrating their own voice-over.
Office Mix is also a great tool for flipped classrooms.
To learn more about using Office mix watch https://www.youtube.com/embed/uPif4lYra6Y

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Strikingly - Make/build Your Own Website

Strikingly - Make/build Your Own Website | technologies | Scoop.it
Strikingly is the best website builder for anyone to build a gorgeous, mobile-friendly website easily. Quick, simple and stylish. Get started today.
John Dalziel's insight:

Striking.ly is a service that can be used to create one page websites; these could be a good way for learners to showcase examples of their best images and/or videos.
Learners could also use Striking.ly pages to feature examples of their best 'writings'.
Striking.ly provides a variety of templates for digital portfolios and digital flyers.
Each template can be customized by users hovering their mouse on any element of the template and selecting the edit button.
Note: - 1: Free Striking.ly pages are assigned Striking.ly subdomains and
2: Premium accounts can have custom domains.

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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.
John Dalziel's insight:

Phrase.it is a web tool that allows learners and/or practitioners to edit and customize their images by adding speech bubbles and different image effects. Learners could use this service to create...
● picture stories, and/or
● picture evidence for assessments, and/or
● pictures for presentations etc.
...and share them with others.

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PICFONT - Add text to picture

PICFONT - Add text to picture | technologies | Scoop.it
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With Picfont learners, and/or practitioners can easily...
   • Add text to a picture : uploaded from their (Computer, Url, Ipad...).
   • Make a poster (Meme for example) with the uploaded picture then insert text
   • Create a picture just by choosing width and height (in pixels) and a background colour, then they'll be able to add text.
Well worth trying out!

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, June 28, 3:07 PM

Un service à tester pour créer des posters.

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Scribble Maps - draw on maps and/or make them.

Scribble Maps - draw on maps and/or make them. | technologies | Scoop.it
Easily Create and Share Maps. Share with friends, embed maps on websites, and create images or pdf.
John Dalziel's insight:

Scribble Maps lets users create and customize their maps the way they want.
When using Scribble Maps users will be able to...
   · embed images,
   · add text and markers,
   · create custom widgets and
   · share their final product with their peers and/or Assessor/tutor/practitioner etc.
NOTE: - The Pro version of Scribble Maps has the added features of publishing maps with no adverts.

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ZeeMaps - An on-line Map creator

ZeeMaps - An on-line Map creator | technologies | Scoop.it
Create a map from location list, crowd source, spreadsheets, etc. Publish, share interactive maps. Mapping of radius, administrative, and other regions. Map images.
John Dalziel's insight:

ZeeMaps...
   · is a great tool for creating interactive maps.
   · provides unlimited markers per map and
   · has 3 level access control for each map: viewer, member and admin.
   · allows users to add video, photo or audio with their markers.
There are many other features provided by this tool.
Well worth a closer look!

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, June 28, 4:17 AM
Pour créer des cartes interactives. On peut ajouter de l'audio, de la vidéo, des photos.

 

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Mind42

Mind42 | technologies | Scoop.it
Free social and collaborative online mind mapping software. Mind mapping can be free, fast and simple. Features import/export, mind map publishing and live collaboration.
John Dalziel's insight:

Mind Mapping tools can be used for...
   - brainstorming,
   - organizing thoughts to write a paper or undertake a project,
   - creating unique presentations,
...and so much more.
When they can be collaboratively edited, they become that much more powerful!
Mind42 is both free and provides that kind of functionality.
You may find the Mind42 Tutorial (YouTube) worth a closer look - at...
https://www.youtube.com/embed/pz2EKKnnHgQ

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Spruce - create text over images

Spruce - create text over images | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Spruce is really simple.
It’s text on a background, in essence, but enables users to make great looking social media images in seconds.
Spruce also provides the additional option... to search from a bank of millions of images, so users have more background options readily available than with similar tools.

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Twine - an open-source tool for telling interactive, non-linear stories

Twine - an open-source tool for telling interactive, non-linear stories | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Twine 2.0 can be used to tell interactive stories; it runs in a web browser, so practitioners, and/or learners can check out the on-line version or download it and run their own copy locally.
Twine is a user-friendly, open source tool for creating interactive, branching stories.
Twine can be used to create interactive, online lessons.
Historical or literary narrative can easily be transformed into an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure story.
Learners could learn by taking an active part in the narrative and making choices that impact their experience.
Every branching choice can lead learners down a different path, allowing them to experience a different story and learn new details with each play-through.

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SnapType: complete assignments on an iPhone/iPad

Get SnapType for Occupational Therapy on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
John Dalziel's insight:

SnapType (iPad/iPhone App) allows Learners to...
   - take a picture of a worksheet,
   - tap the image,
   - add text, and
   - share the new file as an image or PDF.
Designed for learners who have difficulty with writing so that they can easily complete their asignments, allowing them, at the same time, to keep up with their peers.

Worth a look to see if SnapType is something that might help any of your learners!

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Typeform: - Free Online Survey & Form Builder

Typeform: - Free Online Survey & Form Builder | technologies | Scoop.it
Create awesome online forms with Typeform, the FREE online survey tool that makes asking questions easy, human & beautiful. Sign up now and try it out!
John Dalziel's insight:

Typeform takes a completely fresh approach to asking questions online and puts user experience and engagement at the forefront. Optimized to look stunning on all devices (desktop and mobile), Typeform is well worth exploring as your go-to tool for...
   - polling,
   - quizzing,
   - surveying
...and engaging...
   - learners,
   - staff
   - employers or
   - any other stakeholders.
Typeform isn't a dedicated assessment platform, but it's an ideal place to put together...
   - a short quiz,
   - a test or
   - a poll.
Users can style and design their questions in hundreds of innovative and fun ways as well as embed images and video to make your test informative as well as evaluative.
NOTE: With a Typeform account users can review the results of every form they've created in the application, and they can also have Typeform pass results into a Google Spreadsheet.
This offers a lot more portability of data for...
   - printing,
   - exporting or
   - simply collating for later use.
If practitioners are comfortable with their learners using their email to signup to Typeform, the tool can be of great value in many different areas of study.
Typeform can be used for research to poll or survey opinions and feedback. While it is easy to deliver forms digitally using social media or email, one more interactive way is to take advantage of the mobile interface and have students poll attendees in person using devices at events or in public.

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Versal

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One idea can launch a million more
John Dalziel's insight:

Versal is a service that learning providers can use to create online classes that are bit more robust than your average flipped lessons.
On Versal they can build online courses that incorporate...
   - text documents,
   - images,
   - videos,
   - maps,
   - slideshows,
...and more.
When users build a course in Versal they build it lesson-by-lesson in an easy-to-follow outline.
Google Docs, and Microsoft OneDrive users can embed content from their accounts into their Versal courses.

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