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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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Save As Doc - Google Sheets add-on

Save As Doc - Google Sheets add-on | technologies | Scoop.it
Convert any Google Sheets spreadsheet into a Google Document for improved legibility of lengthy cell text entries.
John Dalziel's insight:

If practitioners use Google Forms to create and deliver quizzes/assessments to learners (and if not why not?) the only real problem we face is when we add-in short answer or essay questions.

The responses spreadsheet, if we're honest, becomes unwieldy and difficult to read.
Save As Doc, a free Google Spreadsheets Add-on, can solve that problem!
It allows users to select the cells containing learners' short answer/essay responses and turns them into a document that will appear in their Google Drive dashboard (it might take a minute or two to appear if users have selected a large set of cells); practitioners can then easily view, edit, read, download as a pdf, grade and/or, if they have to, print the resulting document.

Another must have tool for making life easier!
You can also find out more at...
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/save-as-doc/iekpcmcpnbgoldpmhfbioecljjjjnpap

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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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Plickers - Transforming Student Assessment and Data Collection

Plickers - Transforming Student Assessment and Data Collection | technologies | Scoop.it
Affordable clickers for classrooms. Plickers transforms how teachers assess their students and collect data
John Dalziel's insight:

Plickers is a Student Response System for Learning Environmentss that aren't 1:1
Plickers uses a practitioner's iPad or Android tablet in conjunction with a series of QR codes to create a learner response system.
   - Learners are given a set of QR codes on large index cards.
   - The codes are assigned to learners.
   - Each code card can be turned in four orientations.
   - Each orientation provides a different answer.
   - When the practitioner is ready to collect data, he or she uses the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses.
Plickers could be a good Learner response system to use in learning environments in which learners don't have laptops or tablets to use.
Using Plickers to poll learners instead of asking them to raise hands to indicate if they "get it" or not allows learners to reply anonymously by holding up their cards.

Have all learners hold up their cards at the same time, scan them, and see the results.

Students won't know who said they "got it" or not because each code is unique to each student.

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SeedlessApps.com | ReMarkable

SeedlessApps.com | ReMarkable | technologies | Scoop.it
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ReMarkable – is an application that allows practitioners to accept, mark and return documents to learners with ease. Once users download the app they are given a unique email address that can be used to accept any document type to ReMarkable.

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Turnitin - Teaching Tools

Turnitin - Teaching Tools | technologies | Scoop.it
Turnitin is the leading academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity.
John Dalziel's insight:

30 percent of papers graded in Turnitin in 2013, were graded using rubrics.
Teaching Tools provides a way for practitioners to both share the rubrics and lesson plans they've developed and gather valuable materials to apply in their own learning environments.
Plus, with the launch of our Grade Anything functionality, practitioners are now able to evaluate learner work across the curriculum for any type of assignments—presentations, science, maths and more.
The repository of sample rubrics and assignments offers a practical resource for practitioners looking for ideas, and who don't want to waste time reinventing pedagogical wheels.
All the items submitted are published under a Creative Commons license, which allows others to use, copy, distribute, and adapt.

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The Answer Pad | The Graphically-Based Student Response and Assessment System

The Answer Pad | The Graphically-Based Student Response and Assessment System | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

You don't have to change the way you teach, alter the curriculum, or jump through hoops to use technology.
The Answer Pad enables practitioners to simply ask questions, as they're teaching, and the learners reply just as they always do; the only difference is learners use their iPads or a browser.
Using iPads, with Pre-Created Templates - saves time so practitioners can focus on the content -
Practitioners can quickly change the templates for learners to submit responses; with one click!
As each student clicks "submit," their answers automatically begin to appear on the Practitioner's Dashboard so now, at quick glance, practitioners can privately assess their learner's understanding.
With The Answer Pad's free app, TapIt Free, their learners are able to answer questions using templates pushed out to their iPads.
To get started, you need to know two things.
Practitioners use The Answer Pad from their computer OR the Internet (Safari) on their iPads.
Learners use The Answer Pad from the TapIt Free app or a web browser.

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Drawboard PDF app for Windows in the Windows Store

Drawboard PDF app for Windows in the Windows Store | technologies | Scoop.it
Learn more about Drawboard PDF by Drawboard and download it from the Windows Store
John Dalziel's insight:

Drawboard PDF is a PDF annotator in the Windows Store (You'll need Windows 8.1 to run this app).
It's ideal for...
- replacing the pen and paper, and
- avoiding printing documents
Users can...
- either upload or create a new PDF,
- annotate using the extensive array of tools,
- save it back as a compatible PDF.
Oh yes, for many the most important bit, it's FREE

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Form+ - Create easy forms; easily

Form+ - Create easy forms; easily | technologies | Scoop.it
Create easy forms; easily. Form+ brings the power of Google Drive to forms.
John Dalziel's insight:

If practitioners and/or other stakeholders are looking to expand their use of Google Forms, Form+ may be a tool for them.
For example, Using the option to collect files via upload could be a good way to organize learners' assignments, especially for those who don't have a VLE. Practitioners can create a form, for each assignment, post it on their course blog and, as a result, have all of the uploaded files go into a specific folder.
Even better for those who want a quick solution, Form+ has an upload form template ready for them to use and re-use as often as they like.

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Send to Dropbox | Email + Dropbox

Send to Dropbox | Email + Dropbox | technologies | Scoop.it
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Many learning providers I support don't have a VLE but would like their learners to be able to upload their work and, very important for some, be ableto accessthe work where ever they are.
Ever thought about emailing files to your Dropbox? Well now you can! It's free, fast, secure and super simple too. All you have to do is connect with Dropbox, get your unique email address, and start sending files!

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Useful way to collaborate with colleagues 

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Crocodoc |Comment on, edit, and fill PDF files, Word documents, images and more

Crocodoc |Comment on, edit, and fill PDF files, Word documents, images and more | technologies | Scoop.it
Comment on, edit, and fill out PDFs, Word documents, images and more. Highlight text and add comments using our free online document annotator.
John Dalziel's insight:

For many practitioners,sharing and reviewing documents and presentations with others can be quite demanding.
Crocodoc can change that, alleviating the need to email attachments back and forth, print and pass around hard copies, or install expensive collaboration software.
With Crocodoc practitioners can view and mark PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations, online.
Those documents can be shared with others, who can collaboratively highlight or strikeout text, add notes and comments, and make revisions. All files are stored securely on the Crocodoc servers, and can be password protected and encrypted for maximum security.
CrocoDoc, in my opinion, has a nice interface and a small learning curve.

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Skype Video Messaging – Catch Up Whenever, Wherever

Skype Video Messaging – Catch Up Whenever, Wherever | technologies | Scoop.it
Skype is all about keeping people close — but even the best technology can’t solve the problem of busy schedules or missed calls. Want to say goodnight to your kids while traveling, but you’ll be up in the air?
John Dalziel's insight:

Skype video messaging is now a full-fledged (and free!) feature in...
- Skype for Windows desktop,
- Skype for Windows 8,
- Skype for Mac,
- Skype for iPhone,
- Skype for iPad,
- Skype for Android and
- Skype for BlackBerry.
Practitioners and/or learners can now record and share a personal video message, even when their peers, assessors, verifiers and friends and family are not available.
The best part is that they’ll be able to view the video message as soon as they sign into Skype.
Skype Video Messaging is easy and convenient, and only the contact the user chooses to receive their message can view it.

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ExamTime Home

ExamTime Home | technologies | Scoop.it
Transform your learning potential Improve your study with our specially designed software. Sign up now. It's Free!
John Dalziel's insight:

ExamTime, currently in beta, helps learners to prepare for assessments.
Learners sign into ExamTime accounts using either an email or their facebook account.
When signed in they can create...
- flashcards,
- mind maps, and
- practice quizzes to help them study.
Learners can also arrange their materials into topics.
All materials can be shared with other Examtime users (their peers).
As practitioners you also have an opportunity to encourage your learners to...
- create accounts and to share review materials with each other.
- share their review materials with you to ensure they're on the right track in their preparation for any assessments.

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Quizdini | It's not just easy, it's Quizdini!

Quizdini | It's not just easy, it's Quizdini! | technologies | Scoop.it
Make education fun again! Quizdini is an easy Web 2.0 tool that helps teachers teach and students learn, for free!
John Dalziel's insight:

Quizdini's goal is simple: to help practitioners teach and their learners learn!
Quizdini allows practitioners to create and customize material for their learners - for free!

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Mail Markup: Inline annotations and markup in Gmail, Email markup, Email annotations

Mail Markup: Inline annotations and markup in Gmail, Email markup, Email annotations | technologies | Scoop.it
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Mail Markup in Gmail is a Chrome extension which enables practitioners to preview an attachment from their learners without downloading it.
They can...
   - annotate the attachment,
   - add comments,
   - add those comments directly into the email, and
   - then send it back.
Potentially, a huge time saver.

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Voxer - Push-to-Talk App for Organisational Communication

Voxer - Push-to-Talk App for Organisational Communication | technologies | Scoop.it
Voxer is a walkie talkie like system with live voice, text, and photos. Get started by signing up and downloading our app for iOS, Android, or Windows phones.
John Dalziel's insight:

Voxer features...
• Live audio and recorded audio, text, photos
• Walkie Talkie-like functionality on a smart device
• iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and computer
• Data network interoperability for any carrier or WiFi
• Military-grade security and encryption
• Syncs seamlessly across all user devices
–think of it like voice text messaging, with sent receipts, offline use, image support, groups, and more.
Voxer could be one technology learning providers, and/or their stakeholders, have been looking for, to...
   - enhance current practice and
   - make their business more effective
How? Well they
1. Never miss a message, since everything is saved
2. Don’t have to repeat themselves
3. Don’t have nonstop interruptions
4. Have voice, text, and photo messages in one place
5. Talk seamlessly across mobile and desktop devices
6. Use push-to-talk on the best smartphones or tablets
7. Don’t have to be locked in with a wireless carrier
A potentially "must have technology" for Assessors, Verifiers, Managers, Administrators, Quality Control, the list goes on...

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Zaption - Interact With Video

Zaption - Interact With Video | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Zaption is a tool for creating video-based quizzes.
Zaption allows practitioners to display questions for learners to answer as they watch a video.
To create a quiz on Zaption users start by creating a "tour" in their account.
A tour is a combination of videos, images, and text arranged into a sequence.
After choosing a video, just start watching it then pause it when you want to add a question.
You can add questions in the form of...
   - multiple choice,
   - open response, or
   - check box response.
When learners watch the video they will see your questions appear in the context in which you set them.
As I've said, Zaption tours can include images and passages of text along with your video.
Users can add questions over images and or between images and text.
Just take a look at the Zaption showcase for some great examples of Zaption tours that incorporate video, images, and text.
Zaption could be a great tool for creating flipped lessons to share with learners.
NOTE: learners do not have to have Zaption accounts in order to use the tours that you create; the free version of the service allows users to include one video per tour (they can have unlimited tours).

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Chalkup: Social Learning Platform, Simple Learning Management.

Chalkup: Social Learning Platform, Simple Learning Management. | technologies | Scoop.it
Chalkup is a new learning, communication, and social studying platform for the modern class. Use Chalkup for class discussions, assignments, course materials, messages, and flashcards.
John Dalziel's insight:

Chalkup is an on-line service that allows practitioners to create classes to which they can distribute announcements and assignments in a message board style.
Their learners can sign-in to...
   - see what has been posted,
   - reply to posts, and
   - submit assignments.
Chalkup allows practitioners to distribute Google Drive files to their learners and they, in turn, can submit Google Drive files to practitioners.
Practitioners can simply select a file from their Google Drive account and share it through Chalkup.
When learners submit assignments in Chalkup, practitioners can comment and draw on their Google Documents as well as give them a numeric grade for their assignments.

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Nearpod

Nearpod | technologies | Scoop.it
Get Nearpod on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
John Dalziel's insight:

The Nearpod platform enables practitioners to use their iPads to manage content on learners' iPads, iPhones or iPods.

It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution. 

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Internet Safety, Security & Advice for Learners, Practitioners & Others | Knowthenet

Internet Safety, Security & Advice for Learners, Practitioners & Others | Knowthenet | technologies | Scoop.it
Knowthenet provides practical advice on online safety and security to help everyone get the most out of the internet. Visit us to find out more.
John Dalziel's insight:

Whatever their experience, learners and/or practitioners can test themself to see if their online know-how is up to date, or browse the Knowledge Centre for the latest guidelines and insights on...
- cybercrime,
- online safety,
- e-commerce and much more.

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quizsocket

quizsocket | technologies | Scoop.it
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A new tool developed to enable practitioners to quickly gather feedback from learners.
Quiz Socket enables them, the learners, to respond to questions via their cell phones, tablets, and laptops.
A unique quiz code is assigned to the practitioner who in turn, gives that quiz code to their learners to enter on the QuizSocket website.
Practitioners can then deliver multiple choice questions to learners either...
verbally or
by posting them on a whiteboard
...controlling the pace of the quiz by simply clicking "next question" to move the quiz along.
Quiz Socket doesn't require users to register and they can get a quiz up & running on the spur of the moment. Quiz Socket could be useful for running a quick prior knowledge assessment or as a quick exit ticket activity.
Note: Quiz Socket doesn't have the advanced options provided by Socrative and/or Infuse Learning.

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Kaizena · Give Great Feedback · Voice Comments for Google Drive

Kaizena · Give Great Feedback · Voice Comments for Google Drive | technologies | Scoop.it
Kaizena is the best place to help students improve their work. Import from Google Drive, add voice comments and attach mini-lessons.
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Kaizena is a good tool for providing audio feedback to learners.
To use Kaizena practitioners will have to authorize it to access their Google Account.
Having done that, practitioners can then...
  - open any document,
  - highlight a selection of text, and
  - record their comments for learners to listen to.
Giving feedback to learners is, for many, faster with Kaizena than typing, and far faster than a red pen.
Every feature is designed to save practitioners time.
For learners, Voice Comments make the feedback personal.
Last, but equally important, practitioners can address common problems with reusable mini-lessons. By adding a link once, practitioners can quickly reuse it every time they encounter that problem again.
Practitioners get to stop repeating themself, and their learners get clear next steps to improve.
(Note: Kai·zen - is a Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement)
When you visit the website, scroll down the page to find out more.

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Tom Callos's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:25 PM

Trying this, for sure.

 

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Snaplr App

Snaplr App | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Vessenger, producers of a group messaging system, offers this free program for capturing and annotating images on your computer screen.

 

Snaplr, is available for Windows and Mac.

 

With Snaplr installed practitioners and/orlearners can capture all or part of their screen.

 

It's Snaplr's annotation tools that I like most of all.

They include...
- text boxes,
- highlighting, and
- free-hand drawing tools.

 

When users have finished creating their annotated screen capture they can save it as a PNG file or attach it to an email message in Outlook etc.

 

A big step forward from Windows Snipping Tool with lots of potential in producing evidence for assessment, and/or producing feedback to learners and/or enhancing collaborative work.

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john Larmour's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:10 PM

a great tool to speed up taking screen captures

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Driving Tests 101

Driving Tests 101 | technologies | Scoop.it
Free 2013 Driver Permit Practice Tests & Questions to Help You Pass Your Driving Test
John Dalziel's insight:

Driving tests are one of the major events of many learners' lives.
Driving Tests 101 aims to offer aspiring drivers, of all ages, a better way to study for their written driving test.
Passing it will earn a driving licence, and with that, a whole world of possibilities opens up.
Preparing for the test is important, and studying previous exam questions can help.

That's is what Driving Tests 101 is about.

Simply choose your country and province and relevant tests will be made available.

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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments | technologies | Scoop.it
Need to create online assessments for a flipped classroom or for a blended learning environment? Here are 26 tools to get you started.
John Dalziel's insight:

To be fair, although I'm familiar with many, I've not used all the tools so, let me know what you think of them.

Number 6 is high onmy list.

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Mark Stanley's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:36 PM

All of these tools are stand alone are not connected to anything.  Assessment tools should connect with google or edmodo or other platform points to keep the flow in the class. YOu shoudl look at a product like Literatu ( www.literatu.com) - that really does a good job. They promise any teacher can deliver any activity to any device, in minutes.....and they deliver.

Anne Marie Bertram's curator insight, October 8, 2014 7:03 AM

Align assessments to the standards and you can have powerful data about student learning at your fingertips.

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Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People

Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.
John Dalziel's insight:

Murally, using their words, provides a way for learners to come together to collect, think, imagine, show and discuss their ideas.
With Murally, learners can create murals and include any content they want in them. e.g. Learners can drag and drop images, video, etc. from any website (or from their computer) onto their mural.
Learners can also create presentations from within a mural they have already created.
Murals can be made public (shared live with a link) or private (only collaborators and/or practitioners, granted permission, can access the mural).
Note: an email address, Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus account is required for login.
For many,including myself, to be able to organize research and thoughts visually is HUGE.
Practitioners can provide the beginning a mural for learners, encouraging them to be curious together; to...
- ask questions,
- explore,
- research, and
- collect evidence collaboratively.
This way Murally can be used to show learning.
The collaborative features of Murally are well thought out, both practitioners and learners can see the history and message collaborators quickly and easily.
The possibilities overlap all subject areas and, to me, seam endless.

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Krešimir TOMAS's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:09 AM

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