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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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Web Literacy - Mozilla Learning

Web Literacy - Mozilla Learning | technologies | Scoop.it
We want more people to see themselves as citizens of the web. The Mozilla Learning Network offers programs and a global community dedicated to helping people learn the most important skills of our age: the ability to read, write and participate in the digital world.
John Dalziel's insight:
Web Literacy provides an initial framework that examines the entry-level web literacy skills (participate, read and write) and 21s century learning skills (problem solving, communication, creativity and collaboration). These skills are presented in a visual map which practitioners can explore by simply clicking on a given skill and they will be provided with more information about it including things such as definitions and activities to use in learning environments with learners. Each activity comes with a set of instructions on how to use it with learners together with a detailed overview of the web literacy and 21st century skills it attempts to teach.
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100 Top Tools for Graphic Designers | Graphic Design Classes

100 Top Tools for Graphic Designers | Graphic Design Classes | technologies | Scoop.it
search 100+ graphic design courses from accredited schools.
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If you or your learners are interested in improving design skills and knowledge, this list of 100 useful tools is for you.
Graphic designers, web developers and DIY people who want to learn something about design will also find the list useful as it covers all aspects of...

- typology,

- graphic design,

- font design,

- colours and

- photos,

...all nicely organized into categories.

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Ranking 100 narzędzi graficznych. Opis ich zalet oraz wad

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Snapshot Science - topical science teaching resources

Snapshot Science - topical science teaching resources | technologies | Scoop.it
Stuck for a topical lesson idea, engaging starter or relevant video clip? Snapshot Science offers stimulating ideas and free teaching resources for science lessons.

 

The resources are clearly organised into...

- Physics

- Biology

- Chemistry

- Science skills sections

 

There is also a free monthly newsletter for KS2/3 learners about science news stories that are free to download and can be used for homework and/or class activity, revision or extension tasks.

 

Worth a closer look at this valuable resource for Science practitioners.

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Google Computer Science Education

Google Computer Science Education | technologies | Scoop.it
Google Computer Science Education Programs, Resources and Tools
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Google has recently launched this new website, called Computer Science Education, to help visitors learn coding and computer science. 
 Google Computer Science Education provides a collection of powerful tools, resources and programs to engage individuals in learning about the wonders of computer science. 
It also provides them with a number of scholarships, internships, residences and several other resources to help them develop their professional and technical skills. 
The three main sections in the website are: 
► Learn Computer Science - resources and programs designed specifically for learners and educators, plus a number of key tools learners can use to write computer programs. 
► Participate in Academic Opportunities - programs that offer a wide variety of opportunities to help individuals expand their Computer Science knowledge and cultivate valuable professional experience. Also includes ‘scholarships to support learners world-wide’. 
► Access Career Opportunities - resources to help individuals develop professional and technical skills.
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6 Basic Tech Skills Anyone Should Have

6 Basic Tech Skills Anyone Should Have | technologies | Scoop.it

Let’s face it: in today’s world, technology is no longer just for geeks.

 

Most of us are just normal users, who simply want to get along.

 

If you consider yourself a geek, and have good control over your computer and other devices, this post might not be for you.

 

If, however, you or your learners are still finding your way in the computer world, or know someone who is, these basic skills are absolute must-haves.

 

While computers and phones will work for them even without these basic tech skills, having them will ensure...

- privacy,

- security, and

- make their day-to-day experience as smooth as it can be.

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Virtual Training Suite

Virtual Training Suite | technologies | Scoop.it

The Virtual Training Suite - a set of free Internet tutorials to help users develop Internet research skills; the website does say "for your university course" but, that has more to do with where the funding comes from than anything else.

 

Research Skills are important and relevant to all learners at all levels.

 

All of the tutorials are written and reviewed by a national team of lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK.

 

These interactive, teach-yourself tutorials take, on average, around an hour to complete.

 

Users are encouraged to work through the material in their own time and at their own pace.

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