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The 1 Underlying Issue With All Story Structure Models: Bullshit

The 1 Underlying Issue With All Story Structure Models: Bullshit | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Did you know that the incalculable number of stories in existence — which were created in every culture and in countless forms and styles — are all merely …

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Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 4:34 PM
Thank you Karen. I always wrestle with this. Since the word is in the author's original title, there is something to preserving that instead of censoring it. Then you can decide on your own your view of the author. I appreciate the feedback though.
Karen Bowden's comment, June 29, 4:56 PM
It's funny. I was just talking to a young future writer this past weekend about this very topic. He and I are of the same opinion about profanity in many of today's online articles.
Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 6:47 PM
Yes, it can be problematic. So often it's just for shock value, and nothing more. If it were my own article, I'd probably just say, "horse hockey" :)
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Maker Education: Reaching All Learners

Maker Education: Reaching All Learners | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
At Albemarle County Public Schools, maker education fosters student autonomy, ignites student interest, and empowers students to embrace their own learning.

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Comfortably 2.0: Great Apps to Complement Your iMovie App

Comfortably 2.0: Great Apps to Complement Your iMovie App | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
The iMovie app could possibly be my favorite app on my iPad.  It's a versatile app that can lead to a whole lot of creation in your classroom  Yes, I know that iMovie on my MacBook Pro has all the bells and whistles, but I believe that the app has all the ingredients to make some pretty powerful products in your classroom.

I love the fact that the app allows our students (and us) to make thinking visible.   There are so many ways that you can use iMove in the classroom.  From knowledge to comprehension, every level of Bloom's taxonomy is easily addressed using the iMovie app.  I plan on teaching our K-5 students how to use the iMovie app in the coming weeks and I can't wait to see the creativity that is generated!

The best thing about iMovie is that you can use it with a lot of other apps! App Smashing?  Try using iMovie as the final app to display your app smash.  Just drop your products in from the photo library, do a voice over and you have created a product that allows you to showcase the learning happening in your classroom!

I have created a folder on my iPad of apps that I use to supplement some of the videos that I produce. Here are some of my favorites:

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Educational Technology Guy: My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them

Educational Technology Guy: My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
I have a few apps and resources that I use on a daily basis. I thought this might be a nice way to end the year.

Here they are and how I use them:

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11 of the very best apps for working from an iPad - MacWorld

11 of the very best apps for working from an iPad - MacWorld | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Last week’s Work Beyond Mac covered essential gear for getting work done on an iPad. But accessories are only part of the equation that makes the iPad my go-to computer. The other half of the formula, naturally, is apps. Between the new features in iOS 8 (Can I get a “Huzzah!” for extensions?), and developers leveraging the raw computing power of the iPad Air 2, we’re in the middle of a downright exciting time for productivity-focussed apps on iOS.

These are some of my essential apps for getting work done on your iPad, and in many cases, your iPhone too.

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How to use Family Sharing: The ultimate guide - iMore

How to use Family Sharing: The ultimate guide - iMore | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Family Sharing make sharing iTunes and App Store purchases in a single household easier than ever. It also enables the new "Ask to Buy" feature, which gives kids the ability to ask for any purchase they want, and parents the ability to say yes or no, as appropriate. Family Sharing also makes it simple to set up shared calendars, shared reminders, and shared photo streams, so everyone will get to their appointments on time, remember what to buy, and enjoy magical moments as they happen. If you aren't sure where to start, we can show you not only how to set up Family Sharing but how to master all the features it offers!

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What Type of Presenter Are You?

What Type of Presenter Are You? | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Different people have different strengths when presenting, depending on their presenter types. Find out what yours, and how to make them work for you.

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Hwang Jiye's curator insight, November 6, 2014 9:03 PM

Nowadays, the ability to present properly and well is a needed thing for everyone. I really think about my presenting style and I think this article helped me keep thinking about better ways to present.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 2014 12:33 PM

Learn more about yourself and your #presentation style. #education 

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4K Slideshow Maker - Cool Slideshows for Free

4K Slideshow Maker - Cool Slideshows for Free | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it

Create beautiful slideshows on your PC, Mac or Linux for free. Change the feel and the look of your photos in the most easy way, share with your friends and family!


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 21, 2014 1:58 PM

Easy and free program for creating quick slideshows. Suitable for using in education.

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Voiceboard - Future of Presentations

Voiceboard - Future of Presentations | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it

VOICEBOARD is a voice and gesture controlled application which helps you give unique presentations.
Use your hands and voice to engage with interactive media, such as 3D models, maps, webpages, to wow your audience.
Jump through content freely using your voice, keeping your audience engaged, without leaving the stage.


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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 30, 2014 12:05 PM

Ponha um anel no dedo, um headset na orelha e prepare-se para uma experiência futurista até com as apresentações mais banais. Voiceboard usa os gestos e a voz para comandar a apresentação dos slides. Tão simples quanto isto.

Voiceboard foi desenvolvido no Reino Unido e tem lançamento marcado para o próximo dia 9. O preço do pack é algo proibitivo por enquanto: 799USD é preço avançado para as primeiras reservas.  Esperam-se reações do mercado a esta inovação.

Mjpa Educación's curator insight, November 30, 2014 7:26 PM
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flea palmer's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:23 AM

No more having to use a clicker to navigate through slides, therefore making a presentation more natural!  Particularly impressive is the ability to move 3D objects around by just using gestures. 

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Play W/ This Infographic: How Every Kind Of TV Show Goes

Play W/ This Infographic: How Every Kind Of TV Show Goes | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
"Anatomy of Shows" is a fairly accurate representation of the formulas behind almost every kind of TV program. Maybe go write your own?

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 26, 2014 4:34 PM

OK -- now for the fun stuff this holiday weekend!


If you are going to be gorging on TV this weekend, here's a fun game to play: use this infographic to see if the show follows the plot described. I bet it does :) Or maybe you'll discover a new variation to share with us.


I love a good TV show, although for most their predictability don't keep me interested. 


But for those days when I just need to veg and any old TV show will do, I keep can keep boredom at bay by comparing what I'm watching with this chart. You can too.


Have fun y'all!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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4 simple steps to ensure you'll never, ever be tricked by an internet hoax again

4 simple steps to ensure you'll never, ever be tricked by an internet hoax again | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
You're too smart to share this nonsense

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:25 AM

Many students today are digital natives and teachers often assume that students understand how to 1) find, 2) evaluate and 3) vett online resources in a critical manner.  To read more about assessing geographic-specific resources online, see this article here. 


Tags: social media.

magnus sandberg's curator insight, November 24, 2014 9:07 AM

I would perhaps replace some of these four points with others. But that is not the most important, as any steps taken will raise awarness, and that is what we want.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 25, 2014 3:52 AM

Well, I guess we have come across incidents of Phishing and Spam e-mails? Most of these are scams that are set to draw out some money from you. Some might ask for your bank account details. 

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5 Tips for More Effective Brainstorming

5 Tips for More Effective Brainstorming | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it

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BSN's curator insight, November 25, 2014 6:01 AM

5 Tips for More Effective Brainstorming.

#businessideas #brainstorming

Pierre-André Fontaine's curator insight, November 25, 2014 5:44 PM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

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How To See Which Apps Are Using the Most Battery on the iPad | iPad Insight

How To See Which Apps Are Using the Most Battery on the iPad | iPad Insight | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Nothing wrecks the experience of using a great mobile device like having poor battery life. You can have the latest, greatest iPad Air 2 or a flagship smartphone, but if your battery life struggles to keep up with your useof the device, it can quickly become frustrating and also put a dent in your productivity.

iOS 8 gives us a greater ability to manage battery life on the iPad – in addition to standard best practices for improving iPad battery life (adjust brightness, keep unused services turned off etc.), we can now also see which iPad apps are using up the most battery.

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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation software for your classroom? Check out our list of 21 top presentation tools for teachers.

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Ofra Ofri's curator insight, July 11, 11:43 PM
כלים מעניינים, לא רק למורה אלא גם לתלמיד
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 16, 7:00 AM
This is a great update on 21 presentation resources that can be used in your learning and teaching environments.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 19, 3:03 PM
At least read the descriptions and see if any will provide you the tool you are looking for. You will already be familiar with a few tools but a couple of others might interest you.
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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype



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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 2015 4:40 PM

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:47 AM

Literacy teachers in the content area of science can benefit from this list.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, December 3, 2014 10:52 PM

Thx Skip

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 25, 2014 10:07 PM

Free? Yes! Check them out!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Build Model Atoms and More on the NOVA Elements App

Free Technology for Teachers: Build Model Atoms and More on the NOVA Elements App | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it

"NOVA Elements for iPad is an excellent iPad app for helping students learn about the periodic table of elements. The app is "hosted" by NY Times technology reviewer David Pogue. There are three primary features of the app. Those features are called Explore, Watch, and Play."


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Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it

"Planning to integrate digital portfolios in your instruction? This list of tools is a good place to start with. It contains some useful web applications that you and your students can use to easily create e-portfolios. Using e-portfolios with your students  has several educational pluses that include:"


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CTD Institute's curator insight, December 24, 2014 9:46 AM

Integration of ePortfolios in traditional F2F classrooms seems easy and on appropriate for a digital native audience.

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Free Technology for Teachers: iPad Apps for K-12 Students

Free Technology for Teachers: iPad Apps for K-12 Students | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Many of you are already aware that I maintain a few other blogs in addition to FreeTech4Teachers.com. One of those is iPadApps4School.com to which I have applied some lessons that I learned from making mistakes with this blog. One of those mistakes was not making it easier to sort resources according to grade level.

On iPadApps4School.com you can sort app reviews according to grade level category. Simply click on the grade level category in the sidebar to find apps appropriate for the age of your students. You can find elementary school apps here, middle school apps here, and high school apps here. I also have a category for pre-K students. If you want to be notified when a new app is reviewed, you can subscribe to email updates for iPadApps4School.com.

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, December 24, 2014 8:52 AM

Good set up for finding new apps in education.

Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, August 28, 2015 2:40 PM

Future of learning.

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iVisualiser

iVisualiser | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it

Use iVisualiser to create a live video feed of your document or image. Annotate freely around screen with a variety of colours and line thicknesses. You can record a video of the screen as you annotate and can even record a live commentary at the same time - this will automatically save to camera roll for playback and/or review at a later point.

iVisualiser is the perfect presentation tool for both education and industry alike. Carefully designed to be incredibly simple to use, iVisualiser is a powerful app for collaboration, still-image and live video annotation and review.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 14, 2014 2:49 PM

The new app by Alan Peat turns your iPad into a visualiser which lets you take a photo, zoom in/out, annotate on the screen, record screen action and live comments.Perfect for demonstration purposes in education.

Watch the tutorial http://vimeo.com/111339463.


Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 14, 2014 4:54 PM

Not free but looks awesome!

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Slides Carnival - Free templates for presentations

Slides Carnival - Free templates for presentations | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
We create free quality presentation templates for you to focus on communicating your ideas. Create meaningful content and use our free template designs to give your audience a beautiful and memorable experience.

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Tanja Gvozdeva's curator insight, November 24, 2014 4:15 AM

for google presentations

Simon Condon's curator insight, November 29, 2014 3:25 PM

Templates to supplement the meagre selection in google slides

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New Research: Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Social Media

New Research: Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Social Media | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Stop making Facebook the center of your relationship marketing efforts," says Nate Elliott, VP and principal analyst at Forrester.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 24, 2014 11:25 AM

The research shared in this article is quite surprising.  The latest data shared from Forrester Research shows that top brands posting on Facebook and Twitter reach only about 2% of their audience. Engagement stats are even worse  -- a mere 0.07% of followers actually interact with posts.


Yikes!


And what does this have to do with business storytelling? Well, one thing it might be pointing to is that if you want to share and gather stories from audiences, social media might be the wrong place. Forrester concludes that the best way to engage  customers and prospects is through email.


We already know that blog posts, email and email newsletters allow for better storytelling  and are still very popular. You have more space, and can craft better stories. Social media posts are more like conversations, where stories may or may not show up. But  as we know, stories create higher engagement if you tap into the dynamic of story sharing (that means equal activity on both story listening and storytelling).


As we get more sophisticated in business storytelling, part of that maturity may be learning the best mediums for storytelling instead of thinking that every medium will work.


The recommendation about email makes sense to me. So you might want to read this article, understand a bit more about the research and recommendations, and go make adjustments accordingly.


What do you think about what this research says, and what will you be doing differently? Inquiring minds want to know ...


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Bonnie Sandy's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:27 PM

Communicating on social media is now everybody's busienss maybe they'll listen to Forrester research... 

Moya Sayer-Jones's curator insight, November 27, 2014 5:36 PM

And maybe we could step into an even more traditional space than email to gather stories .....and actually talk to people. Now there's a novel idea! Hah!

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it
Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.

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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:17 AM

Motivation and cooperative learning are good uses problems arise for people in the evaluation and assessment and that compromises the acceptance of such by potential employers etc. The difficulty is in discerning the difference between collaborative or shared learning as opposed to simple collusion in getting answers which may not entail much,if any learning,other than how to cheat and thus disadvantage genuine learners who have made an effort.Thus making use of others' research to inform your own projects is not the same as claiming others' work as your own...and that is a big selling point for systems like Turnitin and others.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 8, 2015 9:52 PM
Many teachers of today are not prepared as the choices are often made at an administrate or IT level without proper vetting of teacher involvement.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 15, 4:25 AM

This is an interesting article that looks at what beginning teachers and already practising teachers think about how technology can be used to motivated students. 

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10 Simple Data Security Tips

10 Simple Data Security Tips | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 20, 2014 2:07 AM

Are you clueless when it comes to working out how to protect all of the data flowing in and out of your business?


Are your employees fully security conscious and do they understand the business risks of not properly following data security policies?


Are you aware that it is more dangerous to keep your data onsite rather than in the cloud?


Would you be prepared to assess 10 simple data security tips for small businesses, as outlined in this excellent article, and then implement those that will help your business to do a better job of data protection?

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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Technology for Teachers | Scoop.it

Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors


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Lee Hall's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:31 AM

I don't usually include tools that cost, but Explain Everything is one app I was willing to purchase with my money. It lets you record a presentation and then export is as a mp4 to your camera roll, so you can share it with others. Great for the flipped classroom.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:36 AM

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