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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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Google Docs and Drive

Google Docs and Drive | technologies | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Google Docs and Drive community, where we discuss new features of Google Drive, discuss about wanted features or concepts, and solve problems for individuals!

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Learn about any new features of Google Drive, read the tips on how to better use Google Docs and crowd-source solutions if you experience Google Drive problems.
This community is definitely a must join for educators who use Google Docs and Drive.

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DocsTeach

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Finding Primary sources (those were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion) often isn't easy
Docs Teach, from The National Archive, allows practitioners to create primary source activities for their learners.
It provides seven activity-creation tools that can help learners to develop historical thinking skills and gets them thinking like historians.
With these 7 tools to choose from, practitioners can find and insert primary sources and customize an activity to meet the needs of their learners.
To find primary source documents practitioners can use the search functionality on the right hand side.

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CamScanner

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These days, smart phones are equipped with excellent cameras with high megapixels and HD feature.
CamScanner is taking advantage of the high-quality camera and providing features that allow assessors, administrators, learners and others to convert images into soft-copy documents.
Users can...
- Scan any Documents
- Manage your Documents
- Share Documents with Collaborators
- Sync Documents in Real-time
All they need to do is take a picture of any documents and/or assignment papers etc., and save it into a PDF file. They can also customise and edit the scanned file as per their preference.
Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows.

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Librables | Download free eBooks and documents

Librables | Download free eBooks and documents | technologies | Scoop.it
Your N°1 Place to download free books, eBooks, manuals and documents is Librables. Discover new amazing free eBooks in the Internet.
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Librables – allows users to find a wide range of...
- documents and official manuals (pdf, txt, word, ppt, etc),
- books and
- eBooks.
The default page starts with the best-sellers section.
Tabs allow users to look at...
- Horror
- Fantasy,
- Mystery,
- Suspense,
- Science fiction,
- Thrillers,
- Literary
...and if users are looking for documents or manuals they can use the search button found at the far right of the tabs.

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The Rembrandt Database

The Rembrandt Database | technologies | Scoop.it

Another towering figures of Western art– Rembrandt van Rijn–has become more accessible to learners and their practitioners around the world.

 

The Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis have joined forces to create The Rembrandt Database, a resource that brings together materials from research institutions around the world, including the National Gallery of London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


The Rembrandt site is designed specifically for art scholars. “The Rembrandt Database aims to become the first port of call for research on Rembrandt’s paintings,” according to a statement on the website.

 

It doesn't stop here, by 2014 they hope to have material from 20 museums.

 

Currently (Oct 2012) there are only a dozen Rembrandt paintings in the database, but some of the entries are supported by extensive documentation, including infrared and X-ray imagery.

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CV creator - CV Maker

CV creator - CV Maker | technologies | Scoop.it

CV Maker gives users the ability to create stylish and free resumes in minutes.

 

Users do not have to sign up for an account to create their resume. However, if an account is created, the resume can be saved and edited or updated later.

 

Once users click on the “Create a CV now”, they will be required to enter the required data and fill in all the fields to create their CV.

 

At any time, users can click on the “Preview” button to see what the resume looks like in different templates.

 

Six tabs need to be entered...
– Basic,
- Information,
- Experience,
- Education,
- Reference, and
- Interests.

 

Note: The position of each can be changed at any time.

 

Once the resume is complete, users can download it as either a PDF or in HTML format for offline use.

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Heli Väinölä's curator insight, April 23, 2013 4:12 AM

Apua CV:n tekoon

 

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Ebook Search & Free Ebook Downloads - Ebookbrowse.com

Ebook Search & Free Ebook Downloads - Ebookbrowse.com | technologies | Scoop.it

ebook browse allows users to...

- browse for documents,

- upload and share their own documents, and

- download the documents that other people make available.

 

Users can make their documents available online for others to read, they just upload them to ebook browse and...

- share the link or

- embed them into a blog or vle or website using the embed code provided by ebook browse.

 

ebook browse is a tool that learners could use to upload coursework and then use the embed code provided to display their documents in their ePortfolios.

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Twtebook | share e-books on twitter

Twtebook | share e-books on twitter | technologies | Scoop.it

On Twtebook users can have PDFs shared with all their friends on Twitter. Don't worry the URL can be shared with "non-Twitter" users.

 

This service is free, just log in using twitter, select the files to share with others and add a message (Tweet).

 

Anything shared via Twtebook can be opened and viewed right in the browser, for additional speed and ease-of-use. (Users may have to click the download - in some browsers)

 

I can see Twetbook being used in education to share digital text and other study materials online.

 

NOTE:- Material has to be in pdf format which is a "Save As..." option in office 2007/10.

 

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Nitro's free PDF to Word service

Nitro's free PDF to Word service | technologies | Scoop.it
Just trying Nitro's new accurate way to convert PDF to Word — totally free
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PDF To Word or Excel or Powerpoint does exactly what the name says.
Users select a file on their PC, upload it to the site and it emails them the chosen office document a minute or two later.
The advantage of this is that users can use Microsoft Office, Google Drive or other software to edit document and, if required, resave the document as a PDF.
No credit card is required for the FREE Basic Single User; just Sign Up.
It's designed for the occasional user.
There are limits however...
5 New documents per month
5 Conversions
5 Signature or collaboration workflows and
Documents are limited to 50 pages or 5MB

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MergeFil.es-Combine/Merge mutiple files into one PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, or audio file-100% Free

MergeFil.es-Combine/Merge mutiple files into one PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, or audio file-100% Free | technologies | Scoop.it
MergeFil.es-Combine/Merge mutiple files into one PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, or audio file-100% Free
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MergeFil.es – can combine/merge multiple files of varying formats (PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, images, html, and/or .txt files) into one consolidated PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, or MS PowerPoint document.

There is no software to download, and it is 100% free.

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PaperPort Notes

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Get PaperPort Notes on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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PaperPort Notes is a digital note taking tool for the iPad that is transforming the way practitioners, and/or learners, create and share information.
Leverage Dragon voice recognition to capture their ideas and notes simply by speaking.
Combine...
- documents,
- web content,
- audio
- typed text as well as
- hand written notes
...into a single document.

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Google Cultural Institute

Looking for a free and useful tool to help bring history to life? Google has it covered.

 

The Google Cultural Institute offers, learners & practitioners alike, a glimpse into key happenings from years past.

 

The horizontal-scrolling timeline view, on the Google Cultural Institute website, helps create a sense of time passing.

 

Users can zoom in to see photos in great detail and search through millions of items for a specific country, person, event or date.

 

The historical collections are the latest chapter in the work of the Google Cultural Institute, following the Art Project, World Wonders and the Nelson Mandela archives.

 

By working closely with museums, foundations and other archives around the world Google are making more cultural and historical material accessible online and by doing so preserving it for future generations.

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Goya en El Prado

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Francisco de Goya has become more accessible to learners around the world with the introduction of a Web site, Goya en el Prado.

 

Goya en el Prado makes...
- over 1,000 works by the late 18th- and early 19th-century Spanish master...
- his correspondence and other documents...
...available for online viewing,

 

NOTE: the site is currently available only in Spanish (tip: view the site with Google Chrome and it will translate things for you!)

 

The pictorial contents are easy to explore for people who are not fluent in the language...

- paintings (pinturas),
- drawings (dibujos) and
- prints (estampas).

 

Many of the displayed works are seldom seen.

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LibreOffice

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LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs.

 

LibreOffice is the open source equivalent of Microsoft Office. It includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database tools.

 

All the tools are compatible with their Microsoft Office counterparts and strictly follow open standards.

 

LibreOffice is free of charge and is available across all platforms.

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TagMyDoc

TagMyDoc | technologies | Scoop.it

TagMyDoc is a web service that enables practitioners to share documents with learners quickly and more conveniently.

 

TagMyDoc...
     - lets users upload and tag their digital documents;
     - generates download URLs for these documents;
     - encodes the URL into a QR code that users can share with smartphone owners.

 

People who own a smartphone can easily scan the code and download the document.

 

Users can also set a password for files.

 

Downloads of files are tracked and displayed on the dashboard.

 

TagMyDoc offers free as well as premium packages; to try out the service, you should check out the free package that supports individual file uploads of 2MB and provides an overall storage space of 1GB after users sign up for an account.

 

File formats that users can upload to the site include jpg, tiff, png, bmp, gif, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, and pdf.

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