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10 Artistic Apps for Art History

10 Artistic Apps for Art History | Technology for school | Scoop.it
These artistic apps, along with other apps highlighting famous works of art and art movements are a must-have for art history teachers and students. The world’s best art museums are the ideal place to study art history.
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:: How To Make It Easy for Others To Retweet Your Quality PDF or eBook ::

:: How To Make It Easy for Others To Retweet Your Quality PDF or eBook :: | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Knowing how to facilitate the sharing of your good work is a key skill today, as if it isn't easy, immediate and frictionless, most people will not take the extra time to stop and invest their own time to let their friends know.

 

This is why knowing how to add a Retweet button at the end of your eBook or PDF guide can be so useful and effective. And by the way, retweeting is not the same as tweeting. So if you know how to package a ready-made "tweet" for others to use, the benefits you get are more than just one.

 

From the original article by Michael Stelzner: "Did you know you can add retweet buttons inside your PDF files?

 

The benefit: readers can effortlessly share your great work with their Twitter followers—just by clicking a button in your PDF file.

 

Below I lay out how to do this in six simple steps."

 

 

Useful. Well explained. 7/10

 

Useful: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-add-retweet-buttons-in-your-pdf-documents/


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Beth Kanter's comment, September 3, 2012 12:46 PM
This post is from 2009, does the feature still work in the same way? In your own work, have you found this valuable? I'm thinking of testing it.
Robin Good's comment, September 4, 2012 1:42 AM
Beth, it should work to this day. I had used it last year and just run into it again. Only problem is that the code in the article is for the old twitter. New twitter has different code. Use http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?status= and it should work fine.
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:: Spundge Lets You Discover, Curate And Create Better Content ::

:: Spundge Lets You Discover, Curate And Create Better Content :: | Technology for school | Scoop.it

From Official Website:

"Spundge is the end-to-end tool for today's power curator. Connect with the best content creators on the web. Collaboratively curate the web and create relevant, influential content.

 

- Discover and Filter:

Create a Spundge Notebook to stay on top of a topic, person, company or interest. Spundge Notebooks deliver a stream of relevant content from news sources, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Flickr. Filter and then save the best of what you discover.

 

- Curate and Collaborate:

Invite friends and colleagues to collaborate on Notebooks and discover and save new items. Collaborators receive notifications when new content is saved, and can add comments to Notebook items. Collaborative Curation enables you to track information, while instantly sharing with friends and colleagues.

 

- Stream and Publish:

Transform your Notebook into a real-time stream you can embed anywhere on the web. Share what you’re reading, or curate a real-time newswire about a breaking event or topic of interest.

 

- Get Spundge PRO:

it enables teams and individuals to collaboratively create content and instantly publish to a CMS, email newsletter and social accounts. Writing in Spundge lets you drag and drop images, tweets and videos into any story, effortlessly add attribution, and easily embed and track content."

 

From review article on Nieman Journalism Lab:

"The problem is today’s journalist has to use too many products and applications to do their job, and very few of these were actually built with newsrooms or journalistic workflow in mind...

 

Spundge is a platform that’s built to take a journalist from information discovery and tracking all the way to publishing, regardless of whatever internal systems they have to contend with...

 

The software is free, but an optional $9 monthly fee adds premium features, including the ability to share notebooks with collaborators, who can also add to the notebook and see changes in real time..."

 

Read more on Nieman Journalism Lab here:

http://www.niemanlab.org/2012/09/first-look-spundge-is-software-to-help-journalists-to-manage-real-time-data-streams/

 

Check out Spundge here: http://www.spundge.com

 


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Steven Hughes's comment, September 23, 2012 11:31 AM
Thanks Giuseppe, have to take a closer look
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, September 23, 2012 11:41 AM
@Steven...Thank you for appreciation about my post.
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, September 24, 2012 8:27 AM
Hi Therese,
thank you for appreciation and rescoop my article.
I confirm that website is in English and French language.
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5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework

5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework | Technology for school | Scoop.it

We may forget that humor may be used as an incentive for homework. Although this post is geared to homework (and therefore parents) much of it is applicable to the teacher in the classroom. With suggestions of different ways to use humor as well as links to a variety of resources available online there is much fun to be had as you explore this post!


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Code Your Class with QR Codes

Code Your Class with QR Codes | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Transforming Teaching and Learning with iPads


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5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking -THE Journal

5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking -THE Journal | Technology for school | Scoop.it
Mobile apps and Web 2.0 tools can facilitate implementation of activities requiring students to use skills at the top three levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy--analyzing, evaluating, and creating.

Five great ideas that will help your students with critical thinkings. Most examples will work with elementary through high school students. 


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Text to Speech with Speak Selection Even Better in iOS 6 – Highlights Words as Spoken

Text to Speech with Speak Selection Even Better in iOS 6 – Highlights Words as Spoken | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Speak Selection has been an accessibility feature since iOS 5. With the release of iOS 6 you may choose to have each word highlighted as it is spoken. For more information click through to this article for screen shots of what you need to do.


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How Do We Make Learning Relevant to Students? (from GOOD Video)

How Do We Make Learning Relevant to Students? (from GOOD Video) | Technology for school | Scoop.it

A look at ways we can make learning more relevant to students with conversations from a number of education technologists including Sugata Mitra and Sal Khan. 
The video is just over 12 minutes and explores where education is going. Eli Kaufman (the producer of the film) notes that the people interviewed may not have taught in a classroom and recognizes that there are "real limitations to tech-based solutions." He also notes that "a computer can't teach 'those life skills that only a master teacher can teach' - and which require people to be in the same room - 'how to become a citizen, how to problem solve, and learning how to be a collaborator.'"


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How To Integrate Education Technology With Scaffolding

How To Integrate Education Technology With Scaffolding | Technology for school | Scoop.it

As teachers we think about scaffolding for our students, but at times we neglect to consider scaffolding when asking students to use new technology in the classroom. This post shares experiences from two teachers and their use of technology. It includes a great table that begins with the "Helpful Hint: Never assume that your students know how to do anything when it comes to technology." 


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TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Ted Education...
- is in effect a YouTube channel that was released just few months ago;
- has grown in poplularity to gain thousands of subscribers in a very short period of time.

 

TED has now provided a tool that allows practitioners to use engaging videos to create customized lessons.

 

TED-Ed enables practitioners to use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-ED, and/or create lessons from scratch based on videos from YouTube.

 

One of the important features of Ted- Ed beta, is that practitioners can turn a video into a customized lesson that can be assigned to learners or shared more widely.

 

Practioners can also add context, questions, and follow-up suggestions to any video on Ted-Ed or YouTube.

 

Follow the link, to learn more about what users can do with TED-Ed.


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JISC Digital Media

JISC Digital Media | Technology for school | Scoop.it

A guide for people interested in finding out how digital media can be used in teaching and learning.

 

It explores...

- what digital media is,

-where it can be used to support teaching and learning and

- what the key opportunities and challenges are.


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SOPHIA

SOPHIA | Technology for school | Scoop.it

SOPHIA is a social teaching and learning network. It's where users can teach what they know and learn what they don't.

 

SOPHIA is one of a number of places for practitioners to share what they know.

 

SOPHIA makes it easy for them to share their knowledge and make it available to anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

 

Educators Use SOPHIA to...
- Flip the Classroom
- Provide remedial and/or advanced instruction to support what is covered in the learning environment.
- Provide Blended Instruction
- Publish multimedia tutorials to further engage students in a meaningful way.

 

Thereis also a useful tool to "Learn how you Learn" http://www.sophia.org/learning-preferences-assessment.


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Great iPad Apps to Organize, Grade, and Assess Students Learning

Great iPad Apps to Organize, Grade, and Assess Students Learning | Technology for school | Scoop.it
RT @sjgorman: Great iPad Apps to Organize, Grade, and Assess Students Learning http://t.co/a8UXncqD via @medkh9 #iosedapp #edtech...

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:: How to Turn Gmail Into Your Default Emailing App ::

:: How to Turn Gmail Into Your Default Emailing App :: | Technology for school | Scoop.it
Whenever you click on an email link on the Web, your computer may prompt you with instructions to set up email locally on your computer.

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:: Curate Image Collections from Social Hashtags with Picsho ::

:: Curate Image Collections from Social Hashtags with Picsho :: | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Picsho is a free web app which allows you to search for images on Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitpic (and on other services too) by using simple hashtags, and to pull in your favorite ones into a public image board on the web that can be shared with anyone.

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: http://picsho.com/

 

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, September 7, 2012 12:03 PM
Robin, this sounded like an awesome idea, but when I played with it and tried to only capture a few photos that I wanted into a collection, it created the collection with all the photos in the hashtag .. seems like some glitches
Picsho's comment, December 23, 2012 11:50 PM
Hi, Beth. Sorry for the (extremely) delayed response! It definitely sounds like what you experienced was a glitch and/or a flaw in the UX, as Picsho was very early in the beta stage when this was originally shared by Robin Good. We're sure this has been fixed, and we've added lots more features since then. We would be glad if you'd check out the web app again and give us more feedback. Thanks!
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:: What do you want to CREATE today? Mapping Media to the Curriculum ::

:: What do you want to CREATE today? Mapping Media to the Curriculum :: | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Wesley Fryer has published a book, "Playing with Media: Simple Ideas for Powerful Sharing." This website provides information in 15 areas such as Interactive Writing, Narrated Slideshow/Screencast, Simulation and Visual Notetaking. 

In each area he provides a definition, a description of the workflow, links to tools and student examples. If you are considering trying some new tools check out this website for ideas!


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Video Games That Bring Civics Class to Life

Video Games That Bring Civics Class to Life | Technology for school | Scoop.it

"The online educational video game site iCivics, created in 2009 by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that features civics curriculum, has partnered with EverFi, an ed-tech company focused on K-12 and higher ed. And through the partnership comes a new initiative Commons – Digital Town Square, offered free to all K-12 schools."

According to this post this game will provide an adaptive feature, have "a variety of media including simulations and animations as well as pre and post-assessments and behavioral surveys." It also includes social components, badges and avatars, and they will be meeting some of the Common Core standards. To go directly to this new iniative - Commons - Digital Town Square:

http://everfi.com/civic-education.


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100 Mobile Learning Apps Across 10 Categories For iPhone (& iPad!)

100 Mobile Learning Apps Across 10 Categories For iPhone (& iPad!) | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Even Luddites have to admit the iPhone definitely altered the way humanity interacts with its own devices, making Douglas Adams’ cheeky The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the…...


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Part 1…Professional Education Learning Communities … Definition…Process…Common Core

Part 1…Professional Education Learning Communities … Definition…Process…Common Core | Technology for school | Scoop.it

The first of a two part series on professional education learning communities. It looks at "Connecting and Collaborating...In and Out of the Classroom."
The post begins with a number of definitions of learning communities, how this concept is addressed in the new Common Core, and how learning communities benefit educators (and students).
A ten step approach is also discussed, beginning with "developing awareness" and finishing with "thinking like a living museum...and." For more information click through to the post.


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What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad

What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad | Technology for school | Scoop.it
Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad?

A look at using iPads with a focus on how an English teacher approaches the question. One example (of four) provided (and quoted):

I want my students to demonstrate their knowledge of the parts of the story.

Learning Objectives: In addition to learning the story elements, students learn...

 * To write a constructive review (plus three more objectives)

Followed by a project, in this case a book poster and suggestions on what apps might be used.

So perhaps the question is not what can a student do, but what can a student do with an iPad (that demonstrate their skills and expertise - think Bloom's taxonomy).


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Marshall Gass's curator insight, October 4, 2014 6:01 PM

Using an Ipad effectively in today's world is as essential as knowing your alphabets digitally. Its no more just to play games and take pictures. The number of Apps available to expand learning and knowledge is incredible.

 

Perhaps your child needs to expand his learning horizon much more than simple 'stunts'. Read this article to be informed.

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A Round-up of Web 2.0 Tools from Scholastech - Integrated Instruction

A Round-up of Web 2.0 Tools from Scholastech - Integrated Instruction | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Web 2.0 tools - the tools we look to use that are online and interactive. Here is a round-up of tools that are organized by core content area. A few may require downloads but most are online. Look by subject area (ELAR, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies) or by category (which is a lengthy list including Audio, Avatars, Backchannels, to Video, Website/Creator Tools, and Wikis, with may more listed). 

A great place to start to look for a tool with short descriptions provided as well as hot links to the tools.


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Anthony Lafeuillee's curator insight, March 6, 2015 10:44 AM

This is a great interactive tool for educational purposes.

Angel Bolton's curator insight, March 12, 2015 8:50 AM

The tools listed are easy to use.

Candace Theriot's curator insight, October 19, 2015 6:58 AM

This is a resource that breaks down the use of Web 2.0 tools into lists according to core content subjects and then by category of use. For someone that is not that familiar with many different tools, this is extremely helpful! It will save new users time and focus their search according to need. 

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Google+ Hangouts – A New Era of Customer Engagement? | Digital Marketing Agency |The Intergage blog

Google+ Hangouts – A New Era of Customer Engagement? | Digital Marketing Agency |The Intergage blog | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Google+ Hangouts can be used to interact with customers for a number of other reasons. I have listed some ways in which you can utilise Google+:

- Press releases/ news: Give your new product line/ service a personal touch. Invite regular users to interact live to discuss it. Customers trust independent reviews over business spiel. You can even share your screen/YouTube videos within your Hangout!
- Live Q&A session: Using Hangouts and Twitter you can set up a live Q&A session about a new product/service/issue.
- Provide technical support: Obviously constrained by industry. Witnessing support in action will always be respected by existing and potential clients.


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Welcome to Learner View | Ofsted Learner View

Welcome to Learner View | Ofsted Learner View | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Learners given a voice to rate...

- their learning provider's quality of teaching and

- whether courses are preparing them for the demands of university or the workplace.

 

Learner View asks for their opinion on a range of 10 aspects: from whether the lessons/training sessions are well taught to if you would recommend the provider to a friend.

 

The information provided will be taken into consideration when Ofsted make decisions about which providers to inspect, and when.

 

By sharing their views, it is felt that they'll be helping their provider to improve. Learners will also be able to see what other learners have said about their provider.

 

Collected data will be used by the education watchdog as part of the official inspections process and could lead to colleges or training providers being marked down.


Note: All students using this new-style “Learner View” site will remain completely anonymous but there is a requirement to provide an email address before logging on.


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Facebook Issues Security Guide for Teens, Parents, Teachers

Facebook Issues Security Guide for Teens, Parents, Teachers | Technology for school | Scoop.it
Facebook has published a free, 20-page guide aimed at teens, their parents and teachers that explains best practices for protecting their safety and privacy on...

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Interactive Whiteboards #101: A short primer

Interactive Whiteboards #101: A short primer | Technology for school | Scoop.it
If you are a newly qualified teacher, an existing teacher moving schools, or getting a new IWB, here’s a couple of handy tips to get you started.

The post provides information on Promethean Boards, SMARTboards, Easiteach, and Mimio Boards as well as other tools and resources that you may find helpful. It is also a great website to put in favorites and return to for more ideas!


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Lauren Keeley's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:47 PM

Getting started with the basics using a IWB in the classroom

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Observing my

Carla Laude's curator insight, February 10, 2015 10:16 PM

This is a good source for remembering some basics, plus it has a free 30 day trial to ActiveInspire, which is what is needed for my promethean board to really function in the classroom to it's fullest potential. Cool! It also goes over the basics of the pens, erasers, etc....which would be a great lesson when introducing the students to the promethean board!