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The 12 most popular posts & pages of 2012 | The Cornerstone

The 12 most popular posts & pages of 2012 | The Cornerstone | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
I'm absolutely amazed that The Cornerstone had over 3.7 million page views in 2012!! (On top of that, The Cornerstone For Teachers Facebook page is about to
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29 Free Moodle Video Tutorials

29 Free Moodle Video Tutorials | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in a list of Free Moodle Video Tutorials? In case that you would like to add a Free Moodle Video Tutorial you can do so!

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Zite Personalized Magazine | iPad Insight

Best Free iPad App of the Week: Zite Personalized Magazine | iPad Insight | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

"This week’s pick is Zite, or Zite Personalized Magazine to use its full App Store title. Zite is one of the very best news magazines for the iPad, and one that continually improves by learning from you. Here’s a slice of its App Store intro:

 

Zite is an intelligent magazine that helps you discover interesting things to read.

 

Your Zite is as unique as you are. Zite learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it. Zite analyzes millions of articles each day and brings you the best of your favorite magazines, newspapers, authors, blogs, and videos."


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Kurt Vega's comment, December 30, 2012 10:41 AM
I use several of these apps & Zite does the best job of finding interesting content.
Miguel Cornejo Castro's curator insight, January 1, 2013 4:15 PM

Another social content finder and paginator. With an apparently good learning algorithm.

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The Top 18 Educational Social Networking Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 18 Educational Social Networking Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
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How To Create Presentation Videos Using FREE Software Online

How To Create Presentation Videos Using FREE Software Online | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

Watch this short 8:00 video to learn how easy it is to create presentation videos using FREE software available online!


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 30, 2012 10:07 AM

A video tutorial on how to create an online presentation combining the use of Jing software and GoogleDrive (Presentation). Suitable for students as these tools are free and easy to use.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 30, 2012 10:40 PM

Requires Dot Net framework to be installed in your local machine!

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Edmodo 2012 Year in Review | Edmodo – Safe Social Networking for Schools

Edmodo 2012 Year in Review | Edmodo – Safe Social Networking for Schools | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
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Fiscal Cliff: Schools Brace for Automatic Cuts to Education in 2013

Fiscal Cliff: Schools Brace for Automatic Cuts to Education in 2013 | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Michele McNeil covered education and state government in Indiana for a decade before joining Education Week as a state policy reporter in June 2006.
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Convert Easily To Any eBook Format: Hamster Free eBook Converter (Win)

Robin Good: Hamster Free Converter is a free Windows-only downloadable software that makes it extremely easy to convert to just about any eBook format.

 

Hamster utilizes the same conversion engine utilized by Calibre but without the many options and advanced features.

 

It supports more than 200+ devices including Amazon Kindle, iPad, iPhone 3, iPhone 4, iPod, FR Book, iRiver, Sony, Digma, Nook, BenQ, Kobo, Explay,CrossElec, boeye, PAGEone, WexLer.

 

Hamster Free Converter converts any eBooks to run on Amazon, Sony, Asus, iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, Blackberry, Zune, iRiver, etc.

 

Free.

 

Download it here: http://store.hamstersoft.com/hamsterfreeebookconverter.exe (Win only)

 

Find out more: http://ebook.hamstersoft.com


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A_G_Storm's comment, June 27, 2012 11:28 PM
What? No Mac version? Only for Windows. So much for my ever using it.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 27, 2012 5:37 PM

This is very handy if you have multiple e readers on different platforms. You can change the format of any ebook.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 30, 2012 11:21 PM

Need to try this, looks very promising!

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Turn iPad Into A Portable Studio With New App Spreaker DJ

Turn iPad Into A Portable Studio With New App Spreaker DJ | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
The innovative web platform and mobile app Spreaker has been giving users the chance to amplify their voices and passions since 2010. Now the site announces the

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Sam Gliksman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 12:35 PM

Users can manage an entire season of podcasts and episodes, from creation to distribution. Create audio content in seconds, from straight spoken podcasts, to episodes rich in music and sound effects.

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The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year - Edudemic

The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year - Edudemic | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
The Edudemic Magazine year-end special showcases the very best education apps and web tools of the year. A sneak preview is here!

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kathy pryor's curator insight, December 24, 2012 3:51 PM

20 BEST EDUCATION APPS .... 

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18 Mind-Blowing eLearning Statistics You Need To Know

18 Mind-Blowing eLearning Statistics You Need To Know | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
More than a dozen powerful eLearning stats that are sure to be eye-openers, if not total mind-changers.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 24, 2012 5:45 PM

No doubt about it; e-learning is a red hot field.  Want to get involved?  Consider our e-learning online graduate certificate; http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/elearningcertificate.cfm

Shanika Journey's curator insight, December 27, 2012 3:23 PM

If you're thinking eLearning is a fad and maybe your business shouldn't get involved...think again. ELearning Is slowly, but surely become the new normal in today's online learning, marketing, and entertainment arena. The thing is it can work for majority of businesses out there iof someone shows how it can be implemented. will have more info for you in the coming days.

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The Essential Guide To Digital Etiquette

The Essential Guide To Digital Etiquette | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

Presenting the FWD IRL FAQ: quick links to your most pressing Internet- and phone-related concerns.

 

Click the questions to be linked to the column where this question was originally answered. We've selected MANY, but not all, of the original questions answered, representing the 122 questions answered over the past year. (You may have to scroll down a question or two, but it'll be there!)


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 29, 2012 6:49 PM

A fairly comprehensive list of questions and answers that pertain to social media best practices and digital communication...

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Digital Literacies

A paper first presented at the 2012 Barcelona Conference.

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The Top 18 Educational Social Networking Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 18 Educational Social Networking Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
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Share Image And PDF Presentations Online With SlideSnack

Share Image And PDF Presentations Online With SlideSnack | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

SlideSnack is a web service for sharing presentations online.

SlideSnack is pretty straightforward to use as all you have to do is to upload a PDF or JPG presentation, customize its layout and select a custom template to enhance its look and publish it online. Furthermore, you can also record comments or notes and create a slidecast with presentation and voice over.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 30, 2012 2:24 AM

Share slides and images and present them to your audience.

Ruth Vilmi's curator insight, January 2, 2013 2:02 PM

Share Image And PDF Presentations Online With SlideSnack

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THE Journal December 2012

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A panel of JOURNAL experts determines which ed tech devices and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam.

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Wake weighing education experience for superintendent

Wake weighing education experience for superintendent | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Members of the Wake County school board’s Democratic majority say they’d prefer the next superintendent to be an educator while Republican board members say non-educators should also be considered.
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It's kind of like saying insurance companies or the governmnet should be in charge of your healthcare because they now MUCH better than a medical doctor about medicine...right?

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Why Schools Are Turning to Google Chromebooks

Why Schools Are Turning to Google Chromebooks | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
The browser-based netbook/notebook hybrid offers a low-cost, low-maintenance alternative to more traditional mobile computing devices.
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Ten Steps to Drive Student Inquiry

Ten Steps to Drive Student Inquiry | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school.
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Create, Edit, Self-Publish and Sell Your eBook as You Write It: Leanpub - Publish Early, Publish Often

Robin Good: Leanpub is a free web service that allows you to create, edit and publish your own book in PDF, .epub (iPad) and .mobi (Kindle) formats, and to sell it online at your own set price.

 

With Leanpub you get 90% of the selling price, minus a fixed .50cents per copy sold which goes to Leanpub. Check this table for more details: http://i.imgur.com/ziqV5.jpg

 

Leanpub it's simple to use, but, in my opinion, it's not for everyone, as its setup is not as simple and straightforward (yet) as that of other web apps. But if you are a bit familiar with Dropbox, if you can easily edit text files, and don't mind tagging your book text with a few asterisks here and there, then you should be more than fine with this tool.

 

Basically Leanpub hooks up to your Dropbox account where it drops a set of simple text files that control the contents, sequence, formatting and images for your book.

 

So to work with Leanpub, you actually open a text file in your Dropbox account, and start editing it. The Leanpub account is used only to initially create the files needed in Dropbox, to generate previews and to provide you with the means to provide marketing info for your book landing page (auto-created by Leanpub).

 

It is possible to start a book by importing content from your blog RSS feed or from a Word document saved in HTML format.

 

One other cool feature of Leanpub is its ability to allow you, as an author, to publish and start selling your book at any time, giving you the option to actually get paid from the moment you publish your first edition.

 

People can sign-up to your book updates via the landing page, and Leanpub collects for you their emails so that you can keep in touch with them, and alert them everytime you have a new edition out.

 

The final cherry on the pie at Leanpub is the "bundling" feature which allows authors to bundle together either multiple books of their own, or their books together with other authors'(and their approval) ones and to offer them at a special discounted price.

 

This option by itself allows book authors both to use a very powerful marketing approach juxtaposing their titles to other relevant ones, as well as to cultivate their own competence in a specific area to curate relevant book sets for their audience. Check the bundling feature in this video here: http://youtu.be/BGJoDImqSqU

 

Video intro: http://youtu.be/Hl3IZ6I0wLs

 

Manifesto: https://leanpub.com/manifesto

 

Full intro tutorial: http://youtu.be/mEpfreY-3Aw ;

 

FAQ: https://leanpub.com/help ;

 

More info / sign-up: https://leanpub.com/ ;

 

 


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Moodle 2.3 Drag and Drop

Adding files to Moodle just got a whole lot easier if you're using a modern browser. Check out the video to see how to quickly add resources from a network d...

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Gisele Brugger's curator insight, December 19, 2012 7:14 AM

Simples assim

SOUCHON's curator insight, December 24, 2012 5:33 AM

"Le" plus de Moodle 2.3 ?

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Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2013 | Digital Book World

Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2013 | Digital Book World | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Seeing as though 2012 is just about over, we’ve gathered publishing experts to predict what extraordinary events are to come in book publishing in 2013.
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How the internet is changing English

How the internet is changing English | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

Unesco estimates that half of the world's 6,000 languages will have disappeared by the end of the century - but new research shows that social media and text messaging in particular are promoting and supporting language diversity.

 

Texting is now conducted by speakers of around 5,000 languages.

"Text messaging is the most linguistically diverse form of written communication that has ever existed," says Munroe.

"It's also become the first form of written communication of many of the world's languages," he says.

 

"Most have only ever been spoken. But the technology and economics of text messages and the proliferation of cells phones means it's the most economic option of communication."

 


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Emily Purser's curator insight, January 6, 2013 12:14 AM

all tools can be used for good or evil - great to see evidence of new technologies helping to maintain and revitalise language diversity around the world