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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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Hairdressing Training

Hairdressing Training | technologies | Scoop.it
Hairdressing Training provides resources covering male and female cuts and other hairdressing skills to hairdressing students
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Hairdressing Training provides...
   - exemplary step-by-step guidance videos,
   - self-evaluation tests,
   - worksheets and
   - guides
...relating to an expanding collection of hairdressing styles and techniques.
The service is mapped to the NVQ and SVQ Hairdressing/Barbering curriculum.
All video content has been created by those who teach hairdressing in UK FE colleges and are openly available.

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Jeremy kevin's curator insight, March 28, 8:23 AM

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Google for Education: Bringing Learning Online

Google for Education: Bringing Learning Online | technologies | Scoop.it
In recent years many innovative schools have begun a shift toward the use of educational technology. Even though your institution may be ready to make a similar transition, it’s not always clear where to start. Without a clear vision and wise counsel, such a shift can be time-consuming as well as costly.
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Google for Education has recently published this guide to help learning providers make a seamless shift into the world of digital learning and teaching.
The guide is geared towards assisting learning providers to integrate innovative educational technologies, using a five step approach...
   - Define Your Goals
   - Invest in access
   - Build your team
   - Offer web tools and
   - Manage change

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Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, January 11, 8:20 PM

Contact the Highlander Institute for great training on google classroom usage

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TakeItApart

TakeItApart | technologies | Scoop.it

Photo-driven disassembly guides. See how to take apart everyday things, and find things to do once inside.

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TakeItApart – is a place...
   - where practitioners and learners can share photo-driven disassembly guides.
   - to see how to take apart everyday things, and
   - to find things to do once inside.
Note: It will void the warranties of devices, but in the process, visitors to TakeItApart may learn a lot about how a device works internally; it also provides ideas for presenting visual tutorials and more.

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Shutterfly: How To Take The Perfect Photo

Shutterfly: How To Take The Perfect Photo | technologies | Scoop.it
Follow these photo tips from Shutterfly and learn how to take the perfect picture on a DSLR, Point and Shoot or Smartphone.
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Practitioners may already encourage their learners to collaborate on the development of a picture Library that they can use whenever they need images for slideshow and video assignments.
Shutterfly's interactive guide to taking the perfect photo could be just the resource to use with learners before sending them off to take pictures to use in assignments.
Just...
   - select the type of camera used (DSLR or smartphone or point-and-shoot);
   - select a photo type, there are twelve to choose from.
Users then receive a set of tips on taking the perfect photo.

Some of the photo types include...
   - selfie,

   - portrait,

   - candid, and

   - action.

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Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything | technologies | Scoop.it
Educational technology resources
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This website features a wide variety of...

 

guides, tips, tutorials, links, presentations and many other resources related to educational technology. 

 

All the content is neatly organized into different categories ; clicking on each category will take visitors to a page where they will find a plethora of resources related to that category.

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Songwriter101

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Songwriter101 is recommended as a place to learn all things related to song-writing.
The site’s main draw is its collection of articles.
They’re split into eight categories that cover various facets of song-writing...
   - Artists,
   - Technology,
   - Song writing,
   - Publishing,
   - The Band,
   - The Biz,
   - Copyrights, and
   - Finance.
Whether you’re a newbie or veteran, hobbyist or professional, there is something here for everyone.
The site also has an active forum where visitors can meet and discuss the various aspects of music creation.

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YouTube Help - YouTube

YouTube Help - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it
Subscribe for tutorials, troubleshooting, and tips from the YouTube Help team. MOBILE MONDAY: Use YouTube on the go? Get tips and how-to's for YouTube on And...
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YouTube Help offers helpful playlists for learning tips and tricks about YouTube and the YouTube mobile apps.
The Tips and Tutorials 3 playlists are particularly useful and include the...
   - "Did You Know?" playlist that covers an assortment of search and editing tips;
   - Mobile Mondays which is dedicated to tips about the YouTube mobile apps; and
   - How-To's which is all about the editing options built into YouTube.

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Youtube is the perfect place for looking up videos of anything. Just about everything ever imagined is on Youtube.

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Search Education – Lesson Plans – Google

Search Education – Lesson Plans –  Google | technologies | Scoop.it
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It's critical that learners understand how to effectively use web search to find quality sources appropriate to their task.
Google have created a series of lessons to help practitioners guide their learners to use search meaningfully in their coursework and beyond.

These Search Literacy lessons and Google A Day classroom challenges are broken down based on level of expertise in search...
- Beginner,
- Intermediate, or
- Advanced.
The Google A Day challenges help learners put their search skills to the test, and to get practitioner learning environments engaged and excited about using technology to discover the world around them.

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Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool

Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool | technologies | Scoop.it
Boolify provides learners with a manipulative mental model for Boolean Web Search contruction. It can be used to teach and learn Boolean Web Search in a variety of settings.
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Boolify aims to increase the ability of learners to perform effective web searches, something which many learners struggle with, using visual puzzles.
This example from Boolify’s website, shows how it can be used to help learners narrow their results when using search engines.

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Digital Unite

Digital Unite | technologies | Scoop.it
Helping people to unleash their digital talents through free online technology guides, a network of computer tutors, courses and our online community of learners.
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Everything on the Digital Unite website is geared towards supporting people to realise the benefits of using technology.
People don't have to use technology but everyone should have the opportunity to do so.
Digital Unite provides...
- visitors with accurate and easy to understand information, about what they might find useful and why.
- lots of free learning content along with an online community where learners can ask questions, share ideas, support each other and just chat.

Ideal for Adult & Community Learning, Informal Adult Learning, Personal & Community Development Learning and more...

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No Excuse List

No Excuse List | technologies | Scoop.it

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It’s easy to find excuses for not doing something.
Enter the No Excuse List, this web-page points visitors towards the best places on the web to learn what they want to learn.
It provides links to many skills, including art, computer programming, cooking, DIY, and much more.
The resources can be ideal for use within "Flipped Models".

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Maths4us

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(by TUC)
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The Maths4us initiative aims to improve maths skills for everyone, from parents who want to help their children learn maths to teachers and adult learners.

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Rutgers RIOT: Beginner's Guide to Research

Rutgers RIOT: Beginner's Guide to Research | technologies | Scoop.it
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ROIT: Research Information Online Tutorial.

This is an animated tutorial that walks learners through the process of doing research.

It provides explanations and tips on how to...
- select a topic,
- find sources,
- choosekeywords,
- identify citations, and
- evaluate sources.

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Shoo Rayner - learn to draw better - YouTube

Shoo Rayner - learn to draw better - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it
Everyone can draw. Anyone can learn to draw better. Forget about art. Drawing is a language that helps you communicate with others. Get some paper, make some...
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ShooRayner Drawing is YouTube channel that provides a variety of instructional videos to help learners and children (and anyone else interested in drawing) learn to draw better.
The videos are created by artist and children’s book author and illustrator Shoo Rayner.
Practitioners could probably use these videos with your own learners, especially with a flipped learning model, to teach them how to draw different things.
Most importantly, the videos provide younger learners a very solid starting basis into the concept of drawing which will, once mastered, enable them to create gorgeous drawings of anything they want.
There is also a section for artists and advanced creators where Rayner shares interesting pieces of advice about drawing and being a creative person.

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The Bézier Game

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A game to help you master the pen tool
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The Bezier Game – can be a difficult but yet strangely addictive game, designed to help users learn how to use the Pen tool in Photoshop.
It provides learners with a variety of shapes and then shows them which way you need to move the Pen to succeed.
Learners then have to move the Pen with their mouse in the same way as they were shown. Easy? You’d be surprised.

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Purdue OWL

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The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
John Dalziel's insight:

Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an online website that provides free guidelines and rules on a variety of research topics including how to reference papers using both MLA and APA styles. Although nothing replaces having an official MLA or APA guide book, OWL does prove to be handy.
OWL provides learners with...
   - pointers and short samples and examples of how to go about using citations and references in their paper. Users can use the entries on the left hand side to quickly jump to any section they have trouble with.
   - general guidelines on how to prepare and format papers and manuscripts in both MLA and APA. These guidelines are a must read for anyone engaged in scholarly work.

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GDod's curator insight, January 5, 10:10 PM

Search the OWL!  This website is a powerful tool that can answer most writing style questions.

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iFixit: The free repair manual - iFixit

iFixit: The free repair manual - iFixit | technologies | Scoop.it
Repair your electronics yourself. iFixit is the repair manual you can edit. We sell tools, parts and upgrades for Apple Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and MacBook as well as game consoles.
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With almost 2,000 Mac repair guides, 2,000 phone repair guides, and 1,000 PC repair guides, iFixit has visitors covered for just about any electronic repair they may want to undertake.
There are camera, automotive, appliance, household, and computer guides, as well.
The guides are detailed and walk users through every conceivable step in the repair process.
The pictures included in each guide are of high quality, making it very easy to see what needs to be done to make the repair, and some guides also include videos.
Each guide includes a list of tools and parts that are needed, many of which, for those in the USA, can be purchased directly from the iFixit store.

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Virtual Nerd: Real maths help for learners

Virtual Nerd: Real maths help for learners | technologies | Scoop.it
Virtual Nerd's patent-pending tutorial system provides in-context information, hints, and links to supporting tutorials, synchronized with videos, each 3 to 7 minutes long. In this non-linear system, users are free to take whatever path through the material best serves their needs. These unique features make Virtual Nerd a viable alternative to private tutoring.
John Dalziel's insight:

Although VirtualNerd is aimed at middle school and high school mathematics learners, it is also ideal for older learners who need support in Functional Skills for example.
Users can select a maths subject area and start to refine their topic by skill and strand.
Once users have identified the information they need help with, they have access to view a brief, visual video explaining exactly how to solve the problem or understand the concept.
What's impressive is how specific VirtualNerd gets.
Learners can spend hours online searching for tutorials on how to do certain problems.
With VirtualNerd, the time spend searching is significantly reduced so that learners can quickly find what they're looking for and get to work applying their knowledge.
I'd say it's a "must check the site out" for practitioners; if only to see how user-friendly the resources are and providing a model for their own resource creation(s).

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Studygeek: Free maths help online

Studygeek: Free maths help online | technologies | Scoop.it
Here you can find hundreds of free math lessons, answers and useful math solvers, which will help you with your math classes.
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Studygeek offers hundreds of free online mathematics tutorials.

The site features a combination of written tutorials and video tutorials sourced from the web.
Like similar sites, Studygeek organizes lessons according to subject and topic.
Studygeek targets high school and undergraduate mathematics learners.
Ideal for learners that need of a quick refresher or a little help when they get stuck on their course/homework.

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Brain Doodles

Brain Doodles | technologies | Scoop.it
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Sketching can, for some learners, be one of the best ways to generate ideas and to communicate them.
It’s also good for note taking.
Learners don’t have to be an amazing artist to communicate through sketching.
To help learners learn sketching basics, get them todownload the sketching exercise lessons at Brain Doodles (listed under Educators Resources - Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click resources).

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Google Tips

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A bunch of other stuff you can do with Google.
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Google Tips is collection of examples and tips for Google product use.

Practitioners or learners can select a specific product to learn about or scroll through the whole gallery of tips for all products.

Most of the tips are things that I would categorize as "beginner" tips.

Beginner tips are great for those that are just getting started with...

 

Google Apps for Education,Chromebooks, and/orAndroid tablets.
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tecmath

tecmath | technologies | Scoop.it
This channel obsesses over methods to make maths easier! I specialise in Math Tricks for fast results!
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Eddie Woo, a high school mathematics teacher from Sydney, Australia films his lessons and publishes them here for free, on Youtube.
The benefits to other practitioners and learners is tremendous...
   - For revision
   - To support learners who miss sessions
   - To encourage other practitioners to produce similar video clips
I particularly liked the 4 video clips on Base Method Multiplication.

Functional Skills Practitioners should take a look at the clips on offer.

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Knowmia - Technology for Teaching. Made Simple.

Knowmia - Technology for Teaching.  Made Simple. | technologies | Scoop.it
Search thousands of tutorial videos on any subject from the worlds best teachers. Before you know it, you'll know it.
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Knowmia features short video lessons from practitioners everywhere. It helps visitors to find what they need to succeed in a personal, affordable, and time-efficient way.
Knowmia brings together a wide range of video lessons, making it easy to find what is needed.
Currently Knowmia's initial focus is on helping Secondary school learners but we are assured they plan to expand their offer to other levels over time.

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Tutorialspoint

Tutorialspoint | technologies | Scoop.it
Free tutorials and reference manuals with examples for MATLAB, EJB, IPv6, IPv4, E-Commerce, PostgreSQL, SQLite, SDLC, Assembly, Operating System, JasperReports, JSON, iOS, design pattern, Vb.Net, computer fundamentals, jsf, c sharp, flex, gwt,...
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A FREE website created to provide quality online education to those who are enthusiastic to study different technical and non-technical subjects in a "Simply Easy Learning" way....
tutorialspoint aims to provide tutorials on subjects related to academic, technical and managerial domains.
So far they've come up with a few tutorials, but we are assured it's just a beginning, and a big library comprising of various courses will be created.

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DSA - Safe Driving for Life

DSA - Safe Driving for Life | technologies | Scoop.it
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This text-based, no-frills site has some sections that are light on content.
However there is lots of useful information to help visitors to develop and/or improve driving skills.
Separate sections are provided for...
- learners;
- experienced drivers and riders; and
- professionals - such as lorry, taxi and bus drivers.
For learners there is advice on a wide range of topics including...
- finding an instructor to prepare for the driving test; and
- choosing the right car or bike.

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