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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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The British Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The British Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | technologies | Scoop.it
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Over 1,000,000 images that practitioners and/or their learners can use for assignments, presentations, etc!
Well worth a closer look at this great resource!

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British Photography - Artists - the Hyman Collection

British Photography - Artists - the Hyman Collection | technologies | Scoop.it
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Take a look at more than 3000 classic British Photographs, spanning the 19th Century to the present day.
Visitors can browse by...
   - artist; and
   - themed exhibitions, such as 'Childhood', 'Country Life' etc;
Visitors can also look up details including...
   - photo size;

   - the year the shot was taken; and

   - captions.
There is a lot to enjoy

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very interesting and pedagogical resources!

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Hymnary.org: a comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals

Hymnary.org: a comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals | technologies | Scoop.it
Hymnary.org: A comprehensive index of over 1 million hymn texts, hymn tunes, and hymnals, with information on authors and composers, lyrics and scores of many hymns, and various media files. Hymnary.org also incorporates the Dictionary of North American Hymnology, an extensive collection of hymnals published before 1978.
John Dalziel's insight:

Hymnary is a comprehensive index of over 1 million...
   - hymn texts,
   - hymn tunes, and
   - hymnals,
...with information on
   - authors and composers,
   - lyrics and scores
...of many of the hymns

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Craft - job search - IAG

Craft - job search - IAG | technologies | Scoop.it
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Craft can help learners find...
   - positions to apply for and
   - information about different companies.
Learners can...
   - search for a specific firm, or
   - click a category to see a list of leading companies.
They can then click a logo to find out...
   - what a company does;
   - how many employees a company has;
   - about the companies key financial statistics and
   - if there are any jobs on offer.
Note: at the time of curating this, Craft is mostly centred on London & San Francisco, but many of the companies are very large and have a large reach.

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nkwiry - a Social bookmarking site for learning providers

nkwiry - a Social bookmarking site for learning providers | technologies | Scoop.it
A social bookmarking site for schools. Allow students to explore, learn, gather & share resources with everyone in the class. No student sign up required! Easily share resources with anyone in the class!
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Nkwiry...
   - empowers learners to curate the web for the best content and gather web-links based on specific topics,
   - provides a safe and secure way to showcase learners' work from other on-line sources e.g. Prezi and Bitstrips and keep them all in one place,
   - provides instant access to resources, curated in one location,
   - encourages collaboration & sharing;
   - provides opportunities for "peer reviews" with built in voting that moves items up the curated lists.

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Internet Archive Book Images

Internet Archive Book Images | technologies | Scoop.it
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to...
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Internet Archive is a new collection at Flickr where practitioners, and learners, can search through an archive of 2.6 million public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period.
This new Flickr archive accomplishes something quite important, it concentrates on images.
How do you search through the archive? (It’s not entirely obvious)
From the home page of the archive, users can do a keyword search. As they’re filling in the keyword, Flickr will produce a dropdown which includes the words “Internet Archive Book Images’ Photostream.”
Users must make sure they click on those words, or else their search results will include images from other parts of Flickr.
NOTE: All images can be downloaded for free. They’re all public domain.

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Pexels provides a useful source of Creative Commons pictures

Pexels  provides a useful source of Creative Commons pictures | technologies | Scoop.it
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Pexels – is a website which provides a useful source of Creative Commons pictures, that practitioners, and/or learners, can use everywhere for any purpose.
With Creative Commons, they have the freedom to use an image without payment to the maker of the image.
Pexels has high quality photos in various categories.

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The Collection Online | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Collection Online | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art have announced that...
“more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.”
Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online initiative is dubbed “Open Access for Scholarly Content,” and, while surfing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s digital collections, users will know if a particular work is free to download if it bears the “OASC” acronym.
Further guidance is available in the FAQs

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newsmap

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Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.
John Dalziel's insight:

News Map is an Interactive Collage of Current Events Stories.
News Map uses Google News to source the stories displayed in the grid so the content is frequently updated.
The stories are displayed in a colour coded grid reflective of how popular or important a story is at any given time.
The link I've provided is for the UK but users can select the country or countries from which they would like to see the news. Theu may also select which type of news stories, (world news, national news, sports, etc) they want to see displayed.
News Map provides a good way for learners to recognize similarities and differences between how a particular news story is covered in one country compared to another.
It's also a good tool for showing learners how a story that is popular in one country may be insignificant in another; very apparent if they select the entertainment news option.

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United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law | Wiki Legal Encyclopedia (BETA)

United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law | Wiki Legal Encyclopedia (BETA) | technologies | Scoop.it
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LAWi United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law – is a major publication venture toward a comprehensive coverage of law and the legal profession.
It is an...
   - international,
   - interdisciplinary, and
   - collaborative project,
...spanning all the relevant areas of law and legal practice, and advised by leading scholars from around the world.

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Mobento - Search and view educational videos

Mobento - Search and view educational videos | technologies | Scoop.it
Fully searchable videos.
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Mobento – provides a free to use library of some of the world’s best educational videos.
They scour the public web and work with the world’s best practitioners and learning providers to provide a one stop shop for video learning.
It’s a bit like a You Tube of education.
The library is comprehensive and high quality.
They are rigorous in only uploading high quality, fascinating videos from established academic learning providers.

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Huzzaz

Huzzaz | technologies | Scoop.it
A new way to collect, organize, discover, and watch the best videos on the web.
John Dalziel's insight:

Huzzaz is about discovery and the curation of videos -- it's an easy way to...

 

collect,sort, andtake notes on your playlists, from both YouTube and Vimeo.

 

If practitioners wish to gather videos on specific themes, they'll find this tool very powerful.

Or, they can get learners to curate playlists on selected topics!

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Higher Education Best Practices - Teaching & Learning

Higher Education Best Practices - Teaching & Learning | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

The National Education Association (NEA), is the USA's largest professional employee organization, which is committed to advancing the cause of public education.
Their website has a wide range of content, including this Higher Education Best Practices - Teaching & Learning Section.
A site well worth a closer look by practitioners here in the UK

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ITNedu - a source of educational video content

ITNedu - a source of educational video content | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Like the BBC, ITN is branching into the education business with the use of video in education.
How?
By provide publishers and digital learning providers with captivating video content to enhance their educational resources, making them more relevant and memorable.
ITN has one of the world's largest video archive resources to hand, ITN Source, which owns or represents global archives spanning 120 years, including Reuters, ITN, ITV Studios, Fox News, Fox Movietone, CCTV and ANI.
Although early days, ITNedu is offering incredible video from real world events designed to engage learners, whether making a ‘dry’ subject fun, or helping learners to relate their studies to real life situations.
Well worth taking a closer look

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National STEM Centre - teaching resources

National STEM Centre - teaching resources | technologies | Scoop.it
The National STEM Centre eLibrary enables you to search thousands of teaching resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
John Dalziel's insight:

This community resource area is open to everyone to add in their own resources and teaching materials.
It's hoped that this community resource area will grow, with many teachers, lecturers and technicians sharing their own tried-and-tested resources for others to use.
If you’ve created something you use in your learning environment that you’re proud of – why not share it? Or why not visit the collection and comment on other people’s resources?
Visit the National STEM Centre eLibrary to browse the resources already submitted by the teaching community, and/or to add your first resource.

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STEM Center Library

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Street Art with Google Art Project

Street Art with Google Art Project | technologies | Scoop.it
Explore the stories behind the art. g.co/streetart #streetartproject
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Google Street Art has 10,000 images, with coordinates pinpointing exact locations on all five continents.
A major aim of this project is virtual preservation. Given the temporal realities of Street Art, pilgrims may arrive to find a blank canvas where graffiti once flourished.
Documentation is key.
Not all of the work can be attributed, but users can click on an image to see what is known. Guided tours to neighborhoods rich with street art allow worldwide learners to experience the work, and the interviews with the artists dispel any number of stereotypes.
Cultural institutions like...
   - Hong Kong’s Art Research Institute, and
   - Turkey’s Pera Museum
...and street art projects based in such hubs as...
   - Bangkok,
   - Paris,
   - Rome, and
   - Sydney

...have pulled together official collections of photos and videos, but practitioners, and/or learners, can play curator too.
It’s easy to add images to a collection of their own choice which can be shared with the public at large or saved for private inspiration or used as part of an educational assignment - the list goes on.

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Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection | technologies | Scoop.it
The Whitney Museum of American Art. Explore works, exhibitions, and events online. Located in New York City.
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The Whitney Museum of American Art has overhauled its on-line database and expanded its on-line collection from a mere 700 works to around 21,000.
The digital reserve now includes...
   - Edward Hopper,
   - Mike Kelley,
   - Martin Wong,
   - Jackson Pollock,
   - Georgia O’Keeffe, and
   - Andy Warhol
...available for visitor browsing pleasure.

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Photogrammar

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An archive of 170,000 Photographs, Documenting the "Great Depression", has been launched by Yale.
The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) hired photographers, during the Great Depression, to travel across America to document the poverty that gripped the nation, hoping to build support for New Deal programs being championed by F.D.R.’s administration.
Now Yale University has launched Photogrammar, a sophisticated web-based platform for...
   -  organizing,
   -  searching (by photographer), and
   -  visualizing
...these 170,000 historic photographs.
Photogrammar also offers a handy interactive map that lets users gather geographical information about 90,000 of the photographs in the collection.

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Pocket - store new ideas, tools and resources

Pocket - store new ideas, tools and resources | technologies | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
John Dalziel's insight:

With so much information flying around on the web it is actually quite easy to find new ideas, tools and resources for any learning environment.
What's difficult, is finding a place to store them all and finding the time to assess, organize and put them into practice.
Pocket is one solution that many practitioners are using to organize ideas and clear this clutter. It’s really quite simple…

   - Find something you like online,
   - click the button and
   - it is saved to your Pocket.
Pocket also allows users to tag all of the different articles, videos, images and other pieces of content they save. By setting up an organised tagging structure, Pocket can be used as their own searchable resource centre.

This means that regardless of what device they are using or where they are, they will always be able to access every resource they have ever saved.

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John Dalziel's insight:

With so much information flying around on the web it is actually quite easy to find new ideas, tools and resources for any learning environment.
What's difficult, is finding a place to store them all and finding the time to assess, organize and put them into practice.
Pocket is one solution that many practitioners are using to organize ideas and clear this clutter. It’s really quite simple…

   - Find something you like online,
   - click the button and
   - it is saved to your Pocket.
Pocket also allows users to tag all of the different articles, videos, images and other pieces of content they save. By setting up an organised tagging structure, Pocket can be used as their own searchable resource centre.

This means that regardless of what device they are using or where they are, they will always be able to access every resource they have ever saved.

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Cur.to

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Cur.to – is another way to follow any topic on social networks.
Check real-time everything that is posted on the social networks on any subject.
For example, enter cur.to/ALW14 in the address bar of the browser to get everything on the topic of 2014's Adult Learners Week.
Cur.to can be accessed from computers, tablets and smartphones, and is useful for monitoring a specific subject.

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Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians - The British Library

Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians - The British Library | technologies | Scoop.it
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The kind of material, found on this website, was once the preserve of the academics and historians who were able to access manuscripts.
It is gradually becoming available online to learners and their practitioners across the UK.
The British Library's new website, Discovering Literature, is a digital gateway to more than 1,000 of our greatest literary treasures, from the manuscript of Jane Eyre to the notebook of William Blake, alongside newspapers, maps, photographs and other supporting materials which bring their lives – and works – to life.

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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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Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) - Animals - Plants - Pictures & Information

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) - Animals - Plants - Pictures & Information | technologies | Scoop.it
The Encyclopedia of Life is an unprecedented effort to gather scientific knowledge about all animal and plant life where pictures, information, facts, and mo...
John Dalziel's insight:

What is EOL? - Information and pictures of all species known to science, it is an Encyclopedia of Life.
Knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere.
EOL's dream is to gather it all together and make it available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice.

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Wibki - Unlock the Web: A Homepage for your Bookmarks!

Wibki - Unlock the Web: A Homepage for your Bookmarks! | technologies | Scoop.it
Wibki offers the best way to Bookmark & organize your favorite links. Access your Bookmarks on any device. Discover, bookmark & share your web with Wibki.
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Lets users access all their favourite sites from a single tiled interface.
Users can...
   - addto,
   - remove from and
   - rearrange
...as required.
A little USA-biased but the design works well on PC, phone and tablet.

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BBC - Knowledge & Learning - All Subjects

BBC - Knowledge & Learning - All Subjects | technologies | Scoop.it
Learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers organised by subject.
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Some excellent resources, that we've come to expect, from the BBC. This page presents all subjects available.

The BBC's Special Educational Needs Clips are also excellent.

NOTE: These may not be available outside the UK.

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