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Reading from books is better for you than reading online

Reading from books is better for you than reading online | Technology | Scoop.it
Just half an hour of reading, either with a book or a tablet, can have a multitude of positive effects on your mental health, according to recen
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Field Trip - Augmented reality app

Field Trip - Augmented reality app | Technology | Scoop.it

Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it will notify you and if you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 5, 2014 9:24 AM

This looks like a great app for real world and situated learning.

Snapshotic's curator insight, August 6, 2014 5:00 AM

Potential aid for dementia sufferers...

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, August 22, 2014 7:28 AM

Looks very interesting.

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10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart

10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart | Technology | Scoop.it

"One of the most popular categories of apps on any touch enabled mobile devices is obviously educational apps thanks to the real time, ready-in-hand help students get from them in and outside of their classroom. While there are millions of free educational apps, all of them are not worthy enough for downloading. Secondly, most of the top tier feature rich apps are either not free or offer a much downgraded ‘free’ version that offer a user experience far removed from what they provide in ‘paid’ version. So, finding a handful of free and useful education apps on diverse contents requires some amount of research and that is exactly what we help you to do here. Here below we are introducing 10 free education apps for iPad."


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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:27 AM

smart

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:44 PM

Good list of apps. 

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How To Get Into The 'Flow' In Your Classroom - Csikszentmihalyi !

How To Get Into The 'Flow' In Your Classroom -  Csikszentmihalyi ! | Technology | Scoop.it

By Katie Lepi:

 

So just how do you learn to get into the flow in your classroom? The ever-lovely Mia MacMeekin made this handy graphic after watching a TED talk by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and reading his book. I haven’t read the book, but the TED talk is really inspiring. It is not specifically geared towards teaching or education, but talks about how to find fulfillment and happiness through immersion in activities – which he calls ‘flow’. If you’re interested in a bit of his backstory, you can read a bit about him here. Mia has extrapolated the ideas of his TED talk and applied them to the classroom.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 15, 2014 2:36 AM

Flow in the live classroom or in the online setting is both an art and a science. Here's a good overview of Flow with an info graphic that captures some of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's thinking. (Don't miss his inspiring TED Talk http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, July 17, 2014 12:17 AM

Remembering when my class and I were 'flowing'. Powerful and important. Keep it alive. All year long, not just at the beginning when the teacher has 'energy'....

After all - in the flow, energy flows!

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Presentain - Activate your audience with interactive presentations

Presentain - Activate your audience with interactive presentations | Technology | Scoop.it
Presentain helps speakers engage and grow their audiences. You use smartphone as a clicker and audience can connect to your presentation using their devices. They can ask you questions, participate in polls, send you follow-up requests, share your slides and more. While you present Presentain records your voice so when the presentation is over you can publish the slidecast (presentation slides with voice-over) and start growing your online audience.

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David McQueen's curator insight, July 14, 2014 6:58 AM

Hmmmm

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:06 PM

New version of Presentain. This service helps for audience engagement. If students use their tablets or smartphones at lectures, is a really good choice. Initial free pack (5 presentations, 7 slidecasts, 3 polls).

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:11 AM

Could be useful

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Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it

"Talking about augmented reality technology in teaching and learning the first thing that comes to mind is this wonderful app called Aurasma. Since its release a few years ago, Aurasma gained so much in popularity and several teachers have already embraced it within their classrooms. For those of you who are not yet familiar with how Aurasma works and how to use in it in your class, the video tutorials below will help you out."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 7, 2014 1:55 AM

Students really love Aurasma.

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips | Technology | Scoop.it
You may have seen my post on "Talking QR Codes" and here's another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that lets users record their voice using the microphone...

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 6, 2014 11:22 AM

The power of your #voice... Use it!

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 6, 2014 9:13 PM

Want to leave a clue QR for your kids as they work through an assignment?

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 16, 2014 12:27 AM

Great idea to make it more interesting for the students.

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10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Technology | Scoop.it
The 10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic presents 10 tips to create a conducive learning environment with the use of mobility.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 26, 2014 11:45 PM

Utilizar los celulares en el aula de manera inteligente.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 27, 2014 12:30 AM

These are great ideas to make BYOD work every day. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 2, 2014 4:39 AM

Practical & effective suggestions that would work in a classroom or other learning situations.

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia | Technology | Scoop.it

"In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking."

 

 

Part One:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-diane-darrow

 

Part Two:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-understanding-diane-darrow

 

Part Three:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-applying-diane-darrow

 

Part Four:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-analyzing-diane-darrow

 

Part Five:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-evaluating-evaluation-diane-darrow

 

Part Six: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-creating-diane-darrow

 


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Shonda Brisco's curator insight, June 21, 2014 2:55 PM
Great information!
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 21, 2014 6:23 PM

This looks like a great series - I reviewed a few of the posts and they are very well organized. Each one provides a summary review of a component of Bloom's Taxonomy and an explanation of connections with apps. Then there are specific examples of apps provided. A great resource for diversifying your instruction.

Manuela Garcìa's curator insight, June 24, 2014 6:18 PM

La revisión de este material facilitará la elaboración de la Secuencia Didáctica.  No hay duda que la taxonomía de Bloom sigue vigente

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21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School

21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer  Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School | Technology | Scoop.it

"The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. Yesterday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade students. Today’s list features apps for grades six through eight. "


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Jackie Lerch's curator insight, June 7, 2014 8:51 PM

Middle schoolers !!!

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ChatterPix - Add voice to images

ChatterPix -  Add voice to images | Technology | Scoop.it
Get ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, May 24, 2014 8:04 AM

Looks great for getting kids to present reviews of work

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:16 AM

I just know there are people out there who will take this idea and run with it....the digital world continues to underscore our playful and creative selves. Have fun!

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 10:26 PM

I know a teacher at NVES who has used this tool with her kids on numerous projects. 

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Twijector

Twijector | Technology | Scoop.it

Twijector is a real-time twitter wall for conferences, events, cafe and classrooms.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 4, 2014 6:07 PM

Interesting real time tool for integrating Twitter streams into conferences or classrooms. Just add a hashtag.

Jay Roth's curator insight, June 10, 2014 3:19 PM

Similar to TodaysMeet - but public!

Patty Ball's curator insight, July 21, 2014 12:26 AM

twitter projection

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Technology | Scoop.it
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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Khawar Ijaz's curator insight, January 2, 2015 6:18 AM

you can watch indian dramas on line http://www.dramashush.com/

Westcoast Reader's curator insight, March 5, 2015 10:59 PM

Very useful!

Heatherstreasure's curator insight, June 7, 2015 9:40 PM

A great list of Sites where you can find free photos for your blog!  

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A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers

A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers | Technology | Scoop.it
With the increasing use of internet by our kids comes the risks that, if not addressed appropriately, would make this use disastrous. From online predators looming around waiting for their next victim to harassment and cyberbullying, these and several other issues are  waiving a red flag for parents, teachers,and education stakeholders to take an immediate action and make digital citizenship an essential component in the curriculum. Kids need to be aware of these risks and should be taught on how to surf the net safely.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:19 PM

Using "Digital Citizenship in Schools" by Mike Ribble.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 3, 2014 10:53 PM

Recursos. Ciudadanía Digital

Sally Spoon's curator insight, June 16, 2015 11:08 AM

Great links to different media and levels.

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

Animaker - Make Animated Videos | Technology | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:39 PM

something new to check out :)

Roselink's curator insight, March 9, 5:32 PM

Looks quite impressive. In beta currently, but worth keeping an eye on.

Roselink's curator insight, March 9, 5:32 PM

Looks quite impressive. In beta currently, but worth keeping an eye on.

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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it

"Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)  has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features ."


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Laurence Le Poder's curator insight, July 14, 2014 8:14 AM

une appli facile d'utilisation sur PC mais un peu moins sur tablette

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:32 AM

Good  stuff!

Brooke Hall's curator insight, July 15, 2014 12:24 PM

Check Padlet out and see if it would fit in your classroom.

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Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages

Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages | Technology | Scoop.it
Quickly publish and share your message with one simple page. No signup, just easy, beautiful design.

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Herman van Schie's comment, July 11, 2014 4:31 AM
You need a manual of Tackk. Look at http://ict-idee.blogspot.nl/2012/11/136-maak-een-een-pagina-website-met.html (Manual in Dutch. Translate-button on site).
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 11, 2014 7:59 AM

Tackk.

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 24, 2014 5:34 AM

Compartiendo enlaces interesantes

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Teamput - brainstorm, collaborate and plan with online sticky notes

Teamput - brainstorm, collaborate and plan with online sticky notes | Technology | Scoop.it
Online sticky note brainstorming and brainwriting for remote or virtual teams. Great for project planning, agile development, and education.

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flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 2014 10:45 AM

Sticky notes always work well in face-to-face workshops so this online version looks good. Up to 5 collaborators with the free plan - notes can then be saved as a PDF

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, July 8, 2014 1:05 AM

The interface seems a little buggy, but the possibilities are broad. Can't get an invitation email to load, some sticky windows become unresponsive. Hope for fixes, so we can try this for teaching team collaboration, if nothing else.

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:04 PM

Save your completed board as a PDF.

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ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. - FRACTUS LEARNING

ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. - FRACTUS LEARNING | Technology | Scoop.it
Move away from the drib drab of everyday lessons, build engagement and get more interactive using this creative free web-based tool called ThingLink.

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teachintechgal's curator insight, June 29, 2014 9:42 PM

#iste2014

Herman van Schie's comment, July 11, 2014 4:32 AM
You need a manual of Thinglink. Look at http://ict-idee.blogspot.nl/2012/10/130-maak-interactieve-illustraties-met.html#more (Manual in Dutch. Translate-button on site).
Paula Jamieson's curator insight, August 5, 2014 4:42 PM

I see huge value in the Thinglink tool (both App and Web), especially if you are a Google school and create or store digital archives online (as all you need is a URL to link too). 

 

Our Year 4 to 6 teachers have created a Thinglink (placed on their clasblog) using their class photo and linked each one of the students blogs to it - simple, effective and visually capturing (Whanau love being able to view their blogs easily).

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs | Technology | Scoop.it

Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? 

 

Join me and Simple K-12 for a free webinar on June 24th at 3:00 PM EDT to learn how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:28 AM

Webinar for K-12: Google Tools and writing skills. A match made in Palo Alto. 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 25, 2014 1:10 AM

The problem in a pre-programmed system of teaching is that you don't have the time or classroom availability to use Google Docs effectively.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 29, 2014 6:09 AM

English resources - digital literacy

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20 Great Rubrics for Integrating Bloom's Digital Taxonomy in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Great Rubrics for Integrating Bloom's Digital Taxonomy in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it
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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library | Technology | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:20 PM

Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

Lisa Norris's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:36 PM

Post this on your makerspace walls.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 6, 2014 11:36 AM

Thank you for this TERRIFIC resource!!!

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Technology | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:10 PM

Several of these cost, but some are free. I like Story Creator and it is free.

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:45 PM

I've been looking for some recommendations on book apps for ages - here are 15!

CanopéTUIC02's curator insight, June 12, 2014 2:50 PM

Voilà de quoi créer de belles histoires pour tous les âges.