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Owl Eyes - provide learners with guidance while reading classic literature

Owl Eyes - provide learners with guidance while reading classic literature | technologies | Scoop.it
Owl Eyes is an improved reading and learning experience for students, teachers, and everyday readers. Incorporate expert annotations, quizzes, and insights into your classroom or personal reading experience.
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Owl Eyes is a free tool that provides education practitioners with a good way to provide learners with guidance while they are reading classic literature. 
Owl Eyes provides users with tools to insert annotations and questions into classic literature. 
Their Learners can see the annotations and questions that they add to the digital text. 
Practitioners have the option to create on-line classrooms through which they can monitor their learners' progress through a text and view their learners' annotations and answers to questions. 
The texts available through Owl Eyes are mostly classic works that are in the public domain. 
Video clips worth watching include... 
  - How to Create Annotations and highlights on Owl Eyes - https://www.youtube.com/embed/tG3s4sVxE7Y and 
  - How to Create a Quiz Question on Owl Eyes - https://www.youtube.com/embed/BH0OLC93B7c ;
...I recommend watching them in order to save yourself from some frustrating clicking without results. 
This has to be one for Literature Practitioners...
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EDpuzzle - Self-paced learning with interactive video lessons

EDpuzzle - Self-paced learning with interactive video lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson
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EDPuzzle is a popular tool that allows practitioners to add their voice and/or text questions to educational videos. 
On EDpuzzle practitioners can... 
● search for educational videos and/or 
● upload their own videos 
...to use as the basis of their planned course element. 
Within EDPuzzle's editor practitioners can... 
● select portions of videos for learners to watch. 
EDpuzzle also has an on-line learning environment component that they can use to assign videos to their learners and track their progress during their video lessons. 
Richard Byrne's video clip demonstrates how to use the main features of EDPuzzle; it may help possible users decide if it will enhance their current practice. 
Well worth a closer look!
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Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive

Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive | technologies | Scoop.it
Turn your PDF into an interactive live presentation to anyone, anywhere, on any device. Control your slides and interact with live polls and questions.
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Swipe is an excellent presentation platform. It allows users to upload their existing presentations or create new ones from scratch and share them live with their learners through a generated link. 
Swipe works across different devices and browsers allowing users to project their presentation on a bigger screen and remotely control it via their mobile device. 
They also have access to a number of features to interact with their audience and get their feedback through interactive polls. Other interesting functionalities provided by Swipe include... 
► upload PDFs and images (no limit on file size), 
► create slides with markdown, 
► a responsive interface that adjusts the content of your presentation to any size screen, include videos (from YouTube and Vimeo) and web content to your decks, 
► work with collaborators by allowing them to edit, present or just view presentations, 
► get stats about who has viewed or is viewing your presentations and many more.
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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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Padlet is an easy way to create and collaborate in learning environments

Padlet is an easy way to create and collaborate in learning environments | technologies | Scoop.it
You'll feel like a superhero
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Padlet is like a digital cork board. Anyone who accesses the Padlet wall you create can add virtual sticky notes to it with...
► text,
► images or
► URLs (unless you change the privacy settings).
Create a Padlet wall and add URLs to it, or your students/learners can add URLs themselves.
There’s a lot more you can do with Padlet; take a look at http://ditchthattextbook.com/2014/11/03/20-useful-ways-to-use-padlet-in-class-now/

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AnswerThePublic: a free visual keyword research & content ideas tool

AnswerThePublic: a free visual keyword research & content ideas tool | technologies | Scoop.it
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Answer the Public is a Keyword Tool for generating content ideas, that's well worth checking out. Be warned the “seeker”, on the home page is animated. Strange but don’t get distracted.
As with other keyword tools, users just enter their keywords and the “seeker” will suggest content ideas in seconds.
It’s a UK-based tool, but users can select a different country from the dropdown:
For me the best part is – the results come back in visual form. There’ll be a “wheel” of question keywords related to their topic, organized into questions that begin with...
► where,
► which,
► who,
► what,
► when,
► why,
► how and
► are.
Practitioners and/or Learners could 'try' answering these 'question keywords' with content; an effective way to demonstrate expertise.
Answer the Public also returns a visualization of keyword phrases containing prepositions...
► like,
► for,
► with,
► without,
► near,
► to and
► versus.
I like this tool because question keywords and phrases with words like “versus” raise awareness of Problems/Issues that Learning Provider target audiences are having and that they may then resolve.
Suggestion for you to try - "online courses"

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StoryCorps

StoryCorps | technologies | Scoop.it
Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
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StoryCorps website, USA based, has a couple of good tools for learners, across the world, who are going to interview others.
They provide learners with excellent questions that they can use when interviewing people about their lives or about the lives' of others.
Learners can select their own questions from "The Great Questions Lists" and "The Great Questions Generator" will help them select the best questions for the person or people they're planning to interview.

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blubbr - quiz creation linked to video clips

blubbr - quiz creation linked to video clips | technologies | Scoop.it
blubbr. Play & create video trivia with friends
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Blubbr provides a quiz creation service that's been about for some time.

Via Blubbr practitioners, and/or learners, can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips.
Their quizzes can be about anything of their choosing.
The structure of the quizzes has the viewer watching a short clip then, answer a multiple choice question about the clip.
Viewers will get feedback and know right away if they chose the correct answer or not.

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EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle | technologies | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.
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EdPuzzle is another tool that allows users to add their voice and questions to educational videos.
On EdPuzzle users can search for educational videos from...
   - Khan Academy and
   - Learn Zillion.
Once they've found a video that they like, they can add their voice comments to it.
They can also create a series of questions to go along with their chosen video.
Questions are inserted along a timeline that matches the video. That means that learners don't have to wait until the end of a video in order to answer the questions.

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EdPuzzle is another tool that allows users to add their voice and questions to educational videos.
On EdPuzzle users can search for educational videos from...
   - Khan Academy and
   - Learn Zillion.
Once they've found a video that they like, they can add their voice comments to it.
They can also create a series of questions to go along with their chosen video.
Questions are inserted along a timeline that matches the video. That means that learners don't have to wait until the end of a video in order to answer the questions.

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The Physics Classroom

The Physics Classroom is an online interactive tutorial of basic physics concepts. The lessons use an easy-to-understand language to present common physics principles discussed in physics courses.

 

The Physics Classroom provides access to...

- physics tutorials,

- Mind on Physics Internet Modules (1300+ questions designed to improve understanding of common physics topics),

- problem sets for practice,

- multimedia,

- animations (ideal for using on an interactive whiteboard or projector-connected PC)

- activity sheets,

- curriculum corner (pdf downloads),

- labs,

- photos, and more.

 

I suggest practitioners spend time exploring this site before recommending it to learners so they can help them navigate it.

 

There is a danger, because it is so information heavy, the Phusics Classroom could be a turn-off for learners who are just dropping in looking for something specific.

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Great Questions List | StoryCorps

Great Questions List | StoryCorps | technologies | Scoop.it

English, Social Studies and/or Functional (Key) Skills practitioners often encourage learners to interview a parent, grandparent, or community member as part of their communication skills learning. The Story Corps Great Questions List could provide learners with a framework of questions for those interviews.

The StoryCorps questions are suggestions for getting a good conversation going. Users are encouraged to use the ones they like and to come up with their own.

Categories include...

Great questions for anyone; Friends and Colleagues; Grandparents; Raising Children; Parents; Growing Up; School; Love & Relationships; Marriage & Partnerships; Working; Religion; Serious Illness; Family Heritage; War; and Remembering a loved one.

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Piazza • Ask. Answer. Explore. Whenever.

Piazza • Ask. Answer. Explore. Whenever. | technologies | Scoop.it
Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Students as well as instructors can answer questions, fueling a healthy, collaborative discussion.
John Dalziel's insight:
Piazza is an advanced Wiki-Style Q&A tool that compels collaboration and higher-order thinking. 
Practitioners with virtual classrooms and/or blended learning environments with large on-line components may match well with Piazza. 
It's a place for learners to ask questions and get answers. Learners' responsibility to understand content increases as they're required to explain to and/or edit an explanation for their peers. 
Piazza’s unique feature is the format of its Q&A tool. Instead of a posted question that receives multiple responses, there's one designated learner response and one practitioner response. Peers can edit/update answers, with changes to the question’s history viewable using a slider at the top. 
NOTE: Piazza also gives learners anonymity options to encourage everyone—even shy learners—to ask and answer questions. Practitioner endorsements of good questions and answers let practitioners push their learners in the right direction. 
Other Piazza features include... 
► a polling tool, 
► a space for online discussions, and 
► the ability to message learners. 
Piazza’s wiki-style approach pushes learners not only to post responses, but also to edit and enhance them. 
This requires learners to use higher-level skills, like evaluation and synthesis, while at the same time helping others who might be stumped. 
iOS and Android mobile apps lets practitioners stay connected with their learners on the go. 
Find out more from some who use Piazza at https://piazza.com/professors ;
As you'd expect with any new tools, coaching on expectations, as well as frequent practitioner moderation and feedback will be required! 
Well worth a closer look, especially for on-line courses, avioding long queues of sidebar Q&As
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MoocNote - Take notes on videos

MoocNote - Take notes on videos | technologies | Scoop.it
Take notes that are link back to the appropriate place in the videos and are collected into one central place.
John Dalziel's insight:
MoocNote is another free tool for adding time-stamped comments, questions, and links to videos. 
To do this on MoocNote users simply... 
 ► Import - paste a link to a YouTube video into the MoocNote editor; 
Once the video is imported users can start to add their... 
 ► comments, 
 ► questions, and 
 ► links. 
The link features is particularly useful for providing learners with additional resources for learning about the topics covered in the shared videos. 
Learners can then... 
 ► Watch, 
 ► Take Notes - that link back to the appropriate place in the videos 
 ► Access- Check notes anytime, anywhere. . 
MoocNote also allows users to organise playlists (MoocNote calls them courses) of videos according to topics that users identify. 
MoocNote could be a good tool for Further, Adult & Community Education and Skills (#FACEandS) who want to organise playlists of videos for their learners and add some clarifying information to those videos. 
Practitioners could also have learners use MoocNote to annotate videos to demonstrate an understanding of the topic at hand.
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PeerWise - multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated & discussed by learners

PeerWise - multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated & discussed by learners | technologies | Scoop.it
Supports learners in the creation, sharing, evaluation and discussion of assessment questions.
John Dalziel's insight:
PeerWise is an on-line repository of multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated and discussed by learners. 
Typically any course using PeerWise begins with an empty repository. 
This grows gradually as the course progresses and learners author and contribute relevant questions. 
NOTE: All activity remains anonymous to learners, however instructors are able to view the identity of question and comment authors and have the ability to delete inappropriate questions. 
It's worth taking a look at https://www.unthsc.edu/center-for-innovative-learning/using-peerwise-engage-students/ for their Sample Rubric and general overview.
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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.
John Dalziel's insight:
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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TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice

TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

TodaysMeet is intended to be a backchannel chat, but there’s much more users can do with it.
Users can create the same TodaysMeet room (and corresponding URL) for an entire year.
Their learners can bookmark it and can be there in one click.
If users need their learners to visit a site quickly, they just add the link to their TodaysMeet room and their learners can access it quickly. It's worth checking out "20 ways to use TodaysMeet in your Learning Environment (classroom) at http://ditchthattextbook.com/2014/01/30/20-useful-ways-to-use-todaysmeet-in-schools/

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Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons

Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
Zaption provides free interactive video tools and ready-to-use video lessons to engage learners. Our video platform is perfect for K-12, higher ed & training.
John Dalziel's insight:

Zaption transforms video-based learning with interactive content and tools that...
   - engage learners,
   - deepen understanding, and
   - track progress.
Teachers, trainers and instructional designers can use Zaption to quickly add...
   - images,
   - text, and
   - questions
...to existing online videos.
With Zaption’s Analytics, practitioners get immediate feedback on how learners...

   - interact with content and

   - understand key concepts.

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So far, Zaption seems user-friendly and easy to apply in the classroom. The search feature is not very accessible.

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Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations | CK-12 Foundation

Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations | CK-12 Foundation | technologies | Scoop.it
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history
John Dalziel's insight:

CK-12 is a great platform that provides high quality curated STEM content for practitioners and learners. Its library has over 5000 maths and science materials ideal to use within learning environments.
Flexbook, one of the features on the website, provides a wide variety of free textbooks, available in multiple formats including: PDF format, Kindle and Nook and iPad, for practitioners to use in their learning environments. It even allows practitioners to create their own Flexbooks using materials from other textbooks on the site.

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eduCanon: interactive video. unleashed.

eduCanon: interactive video. unleashed. | technologies | Scoop.it
Flipped and Blended Interactive Video Learning Platform
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eduCanon is an excellent service for...
   - creating,
   - assigning, and
   - tracking learners' progress
...on flipped lessons.
eduCanon allows practitioners to...
   - build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos,
   - create questions about the videos, then
   - assign lessons to their learners.
Once practitioners have found a video through eduCanon they can add questions to it at any point along its timeline.

Learners need to answer these questions before they move on to the next portion of the chosen video.
Practitioners can track their learners' progress within eduCanon.

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TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing | technologies | Scoop.it

Ted Education...
- is in effect a YouTube channel that was released just few months ago;
- has grown in poplularity to gain thousands of subscribers in a very short period of time.

 

TED has now provided a tool that allows practitioners to use engaging videos to create customized lessons.

 

TED-Ed enables practitioners to use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-ED, and/or create lessons from scratch based on videos from YouTube.

 

One of the important features of Ted- Ed beta, is that practitioners can turn a video into a customized lesson that can be assigned to learners or shared more widely.

 

Practioners can also add context, questions, and follow-up suggestions to any video on Ted-Ed or YouTube.

 

Follow the link, to learn more about what users can do with TED-Ed.

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101questions

What is the first question that comes to your mind?

 

For any practitioner seeking to engage maths learners, Dan Meyer’s 101questions site, is a resource that is wort a closer look!

 

Images and videos are posted on the website, and registered users are invited to pose questions, using 140 characters or less.

 

After asking a question, users can check to see what others have asked.

 

I’ve had fun browsing the website, and I’m pretty sure there’s potential here for engaging maths learners.

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