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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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Classmill - Create classes with links, videos, images & files.

Classmill - Create classes with links, videos, images & files. | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Classmill could be a good platform...
   - through which learning providers build self-paced professional development courses for their staff and/or
   - for building on-line teaching courses.
Practitioners can create public or private (invitation-only) courses; the courses built as a series of modules.
If they make their course private they will have to email invitations to their learners.
Practitioners will find an abundance of learning tools to use to create their classes such as...
   - links,
   - videos,
   - images,
   - files,
...and more.
Practitioners can also embed games and interactive simulations into each module.
A discussion forum is automatically added to each module within a course.
Best of all practitioners can monitor and track learner progress while differentiating instruction.

It's also nice place for learners to find and register for on-line classes for free.

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Sophia for Teachers | Sophia Learning

Sophia for Teachers | Sophia Learning | technologies | Scoop.it
Sophia provides teachers with resources to change and improve the way they operate their classroom with online tutorials, quizzes, playlists, and analytics.
John Dalziel's insight:

Sophia makes it easier than ever for practitioners to flip their learning environments with their free "teacher tools" for blended learning.
Transform learning environments into an active learning environment with their...
   - groups,
   - quizzes, and
   - tutorials features.
Practitioners can also track learner progress every step of the way with Sophia's data and analytics.
In addition, they offer ways for practitioners to continue their professional development.
And it’s all free.

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Doodlecast Pro

Get Doodlecast Pro on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Doodlecast Pro provides an easy way to create presentations on an iPad.
The app records a users voice as they draw to create quick presentations.
Doodlecast Pro saves videos to the camera roll making it easy to import them into popular video editors or presentation tools such as iMovie, Keynote, or iBooks Author.
Ideal for practitioners, learners and anyone needing an elegant way to share ideas.
Doodlecast Pro could help practitioners create and share videos for a
range of purposes:
• Prepare content to share with their learners; within flipped teaching models.
• Create video reports on specific topics.
• Provide feedback on visual designs, layouts, or charts.
• Annotate charts and graphs to present 'business cases' for projects and more.
• Capture mind maps and notes during brainstorming sessions.
• Create animated messages to send to learners, colleagues and other stakeholders.
NOTE: What many would consider a big plus, with Doodlecast Pro a users work stays in their hands. No account signup required and no ominous terms of service.
Doodlecast Pro also saves videos and images in standard formats making it easy to share or import into a variety of editing and presentation tools.

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CyberWise

CyberWise | technologies | Scoop.it
CyberWise helps parents, educators (& kids) learn and use new media to invigorate education.

An explosion of digital devices and platforms has created a seismic shift in how we learn, play and communicate with one another.
John Dalziel's insight:

CyberWise is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art resources for BUSY adults who want to understand how to use digital media confidently and safely.
Ideal resources for "Flipped models" including CPD for practitioners.

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 IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

 IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | technologies | Scoop.it
MAKING SIMPLE SENSE OF IPADS IN SCHOOLS
John Dalziel's insight:

Many learning providers fail to setup good support networks or provide the sensible CPD that’s required to use them effectively.

This blog, IPAD 4 Schools (don't be put off by the 'schools' part), discusses simple sensible steps to using the iPad in learning environments and its obvious effect in delivering 21st Century, student-centred learning.

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GCF LearnFree

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GCFLearnFree.org - The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Check out our Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training today!
John Dalziel's insight:

GCFLearnFree is a free online learning resources for anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and maths skills needed to be successful in both work and life.

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8 Chromebook Tricks Users Need to Know

8 Chromebook Tricks Users Need to Know | technologies | Scoop.it
Chromebooks aren’t like traditional laptops. While they’re much simpler, they still have various useful features you may not know about. These tricks will help you take advantage of your Chromebook’s true potential.
John Dalziel's insight:

A number of learning providers are turning to Chromebooks.
They are not like traditional laptops. While they’re much simpler, this post looks at some useful features users may not know about.
These will help users to take advantage of their Chromebook’s true potential.
- Control Who Can Log In
- Access Remote Windows, Mac, and Linux Desktops
- Print via Google Cloud Print
- Use Powerwash to Wipe Personal Data
- Create Keyboard Shortcuts
- View Local Files
- Recover Chrome OS From a USB Drive
- Use Developer Mode to Run Desktop Linux

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Photo Essay Ideas | What is a Photo Essay?

Photo Essay Ideas  |  What is a Photo Essay? | technologies | Scoop.it
Great photo essay ideas and tips for creating your own photo essays
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This post looks at the four basic types of photo essays, namely...
- Event,
- Time sequence,
- Location and
- idea.
It also provides...
- Suggested Guidelines for Creating Photo Essays and
- 8 More Photo Essay Ideas

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Google Apps Training Videos | Google Apps Expert | Google Gooru

Google Apps Training Videos | Google Apps Expert | Google Gooru | technologies | Scoop.it
Google Gooru offers instructional videos for all things Google Apps, as well as timely explanations of the latest Google Apps updates.
John Dalziel's insight:

By now I'm sure we are all aware that Google releases hundreds of new features every year.
Ask The Gooru,with their video tutorials may help to keep us users informed of all the latest updates.
Why reinvent the CPD when these YouTube clips can be shared with your staff? Oh yes, some of you block YouTube - Why?
For those of you with access, take a look

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Joshua Frazier's curator insight, March 15, 2013 11:54 PM

There are plenty of Google Apps that we young professionals should be aware of. How's your Google Analytics skills?

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QR Stuff

QR Stuff | technologies | Scoop.it
QR Stuff Free QR Code Creator - Color QR codes, 20+ data types, no sign-up required
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QR codes are an easy way to share digital materials and resources within learning environments.For some ideas watch this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O400Z5zBBro#! 

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JellyCam — Stop-motion maker - Tickly Pictures

JellyCam — Stop-motion maker - Tickly Pictures | technologies | Scoop.it

JellyCam is a free program for creating stopmotion movies.

JellyCam uses the Adobe Air platform. If users don't have Adobe Air Runtime it just takes just a couple of minutes to install.

John Dalziel's insight:

Using JellyCam both practitioners and learners can create stop motion movies using images from their computer or images that captured via a webcam.

Once users have selected their images they can quickly arrange them into a sequence.

After the sequence is set they can specify how many images they want per frame.

A soundtrack can also be uploaded to their video.

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Tildee: Create Tutorials in One Click!

Tildee: Create Tutorials in One Click! | technologies | Scoop.it

Tildee is a free on-line tool to help practitioners create and share tutorials on any subject.

 

Tildee has a clear and user friendly interface allowing users to get straight to the point; writing their own tutorial.

 

Users are able to add maps, images and even videos to any step in a tutorial. One click and it's done !

 

Tildee is easy to share as every tutorial has its unique short URL.

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7 Keyboard Shortcuts Users Keep Hitting By Mistake

7 Keyboard Shortcuts Users Keep Hitting By Mistake | technologies | Scoop.it

It happens even to the most experienced of users: the accidental keyboard shortcuts.

 

No matter how often you use your computer, weird things can start happening when users are in a rush, and/or when they lean on their keyboard etc.

 

Many learners and practitioners encounter weird problems that they are not sure how to fix, mainly because they are not sure how it happened.

 

This post looks at some of the things you may...
- have already experienced
- experience in the future

 

The content should ensure users will be prepared and know what to do, and more importantly, how it happened!

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Teachers Media Lite

Teachers Media Lite | technologies | Scoop.it
Teachers.TV free education video clips and resources, teacher training, CPD, professional development on everything from story starters to teaching phonics
John Dalziel's insight:

If practitioners want to develop their...
   - teaching,
   - professional and
   - interpersonal skills,
...then take a closer look at Teachers Media Lite.
It's free to access any time, anywhere, Teachers Media Lite provides quality videos and resources for those who aspires to improve in education at all levels.
Teachers Media content shares good practice with access to insightful ideas and expert advice to help improve learning environment performance.
Teachers Media Lite features resources to aid reflection and collaboration, enabling practitioners to take responsibility for their own professional development.

NOTE: For whole school subscriptions visit Teachers Media Plus at...
http://www.teachers-media.com/teachers-media-plus ;

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RSC Northwest's Post-16 TV: June 2014's Loop

RSC Northwest's Post-16 TV on Livestream. 

John Dalziel's insight:

This month's loop, of 32 min includes...

   - an overview of events coming up in June and beyond,

   - a video about creating a Google Customised Search Engine,

   - a CPD clip about Google Maps how to Create Placemarks, Layers & Polygons-  and

   - links to ACLjohn's Resources.

I hope you find something of use/interest; I'm always open to constructive suggestions :-)

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InfiniteLooper - Loop YouTube Videos

InfiniteLooper - Loop YouTube Videos | technologies | Scoop.it
InfiniteLooper - The easiest way to loop full or partial YouTube videos.
John Dalziel's insight:

There are certain times when practitioners and/or learners would like to loop...
- a YouTube video, or
- part of a YouTube Video.
It can be annoying to have to hit replay so, as an effective alternating visit Infinite Looper.
This third-party platform provides users with an option of looping...
- the whole YouTube clip or
- selected portions of the video clip.
There are three alternatives to use Infinite Looper.
 1: copy the YouTube URL (or Video ID) - visit Infinite Looper - paste the URL into the provided field and click Search; or
 2: In Youtube, when the video you wish to loop is open, in the URL just replace "youtube" with the text "infinitelooper" and hit enter.
Which ever way you do it, the sliders under the video, can be adjusted to loop selected sections.
An even quicker way is...
 3: to add the trigger to the bookmark toolbar in the users browser. Explained on the home page.

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Modern Lessons

Modern Lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Learn Real-World Skills. For Free. Anywhere.
Modern Lessons is a skill-building platform, featuring courses for beginners, experts, and everyone in between.

Courses are taught by just a handful of carefully chosen experts and are available free of charge.

Practitioners may find these courses ideal for their own CPD and/or to direct learners as part of their "Flipped Learning".
Just create an account to start learning.

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Events in Instruction Overview

Events in Instruction Overview | technologies | Scoop.it
Events in Instruction Overview
John Dalziel's insight:

Being an FE and Skills practitioner isn't easy.

Practitioners can produce excellent lesson plans and ensure they are fully prepared, only to fall flat in the learning environment.

What can these practitioners, and those engaged in initial teacher training, do?

To start with they need to know ...

their audience (learners) andwhat it actually takes to be an effective practitioner.

This interactive step-by-step visual guide provides some ideas and food for thought/discussion.

NOTE: Users access 9 additional infographics by clicking on each of the "9 Events in Learning"; each additional infographic has 27 tips of how practitioners may achieve each of the events in their learning environments.

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Mark Ayton's curator insight, June 20, 2013 4:45 AM

If you're looking for a different approach, new angle, fresh ideas or inspiration in putting together new learning activities check this out! Found by @ACLjohn, this info-graphic from @MiaMacMeekin has links from each "event" to a family of other info-graphics giving 27 ideas for each "event". For more of this visit Mia's blog: http://anethicalisland.wordpress.com/

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ModernLessons - YouTube

ModernLessons - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it
The official channel of all free Modern Lessons videos. Updated regularly but always available on modernlessons.com!
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Useful video clips for practitioners & learners providing basic How-Tos.

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6 Quick Steps to Get Started with Google+ - iLibrarian

6 Quick Steps to Get Started with Google+ - iLibrarian | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Hesitant about jumping in to the Google+ social network?
As this post points out Google+ is like Facebook, and it’s similar to Twitter but, One unique feature really makes Google+ stand out is its Hangouts.
Google+ Hangouts are group video chats that can include up to 10 people.
There are many ways that learning providers could make use of Google+ Hangouts So, how do you get started?
The post provides a quick guide to get potential users going.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:45 PM

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I have been dragging my feet with Google+. I have always seen value, but I was curious if my friends would join.  My primary takeaway is a reminder of the value of not needing to be 'friends' to have one-way exchange of information.  



 

Asel Baidyldaeva's comment, May 9, 2013 10:21 AM
This is helpful for getting good start in Google +
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Learnist: ACLjohn's Finds and CPD resources

Learnist: ACLjohn's Finds and CPD resources | technologies | Scoop.it
This board includes CPD finds, resources I've created and or other things that can,for those learning providers I support, enhance current practice.
John Dalziel's insight:

This Learnist board includes CPD finds, resources that I've created and or other things that can enhance current practice.

Feel free to use this with your stakeholders.

Feedback, and/or suggections (Constructive please) always welcome.

This is my first Learnist Board, of what may become many.

Has potential for "Flipped Models".

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Jan Harper's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:28 AM

Lots of really helpful tips for teachers using Google Docs and Powerpoint

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Administrator Guide to Accessibility - Google Apps Help

Administrator Guide to Accessibility - Google Apps Help | technologies | Scoop.it
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 If you're a Google Apps for Education domain administrator you will also want to take note of the Administrator Guide to Accessibility that includes recommendations for control panel settings as well as recommendations for screen readers. 

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Skills for Life Network

Skills for Life Network | technologies | Scoop.it
A web resource for Skills for Life professionals, providing weekly updates on Skills for Life issues, jobs, news, resources and events.
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A must visit for Functional Skills Practitioners; providing news and information resource for everyone with an interest in learning and skills: Skills for Life, Functional Skills, Foundation Learning, Employability Skills, ESOL, Apprenticeships, NVQ's, Advice and Guidance, Professional Development.

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105 free moodle video tutorials

Feel Free to Embed the Slideshare Presentation at your site or blog! 105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials! We know that you love Moodle. This is why we created the f
John Dalziel's insight:

I'm sure there is something here for all practitioners and/or learning providers who are thinking about using Moodle to enhance their current practice. CPD resources for Moodle beginners and/or existing users.

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Chris Legg's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:48 AM

Very helpful tutorials for moodle users

Emma Herrod's curator insight, June 29, 2013 1:19 PM

A collection of Moodle video tutorials for your reference. 

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Learn iBook Author

Learn iBook Author | technologies | Scoop.it

Follow these simple steps to learn how to create your own iBook and send it to the iBookstore!

 

26 iBooks Author How-to Videos

 

iBooks Author is a tool for creating interactive ebooks.

 

Unfortunately, creating content with iBooks Author isn't always as easy as users might hope it is.

 

For many, video tutorials are more helpful.

 

Take a look at this playlist of 25 iBooks Author tutorials from DIY Journo. Each tutorial has its own short video.

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