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Are cables in the classroom a thing of the past? Maybe | eSchool News | eSchool News

Are cables in the classroom a thing of the past? Maybe | eSchool News | eSchool News | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Cables force the teacher to stay at that location while navigating the materials on the computer. Teachers require the ability to move abound the classroom while teaching; to engage with students, monitor learning, provide feedback and so much more. Tablet technology has allowed this freedom.
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Are You An Analog or Digital Leader?

Are You An Analog or Digital Leader? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

"Changing mindsets begins with you! The only mind you can be sure of changing is your own, and the only way that you can demonstrate this mindset change is through your behaviors. If you aspire for your organization to be faster, more innovative, less afraid..."


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Imagine if we all became a little bit more innovative...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 22, 7:54 PM

The info-graphic embedded in this post and used as the illustration is a a wonderful list by which to make a self assessment. To my mind leadership is a commitment, transparency, communication to many, etc. are the measures that I excite and inspire me in my school leader role.

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Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom

Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Among today’s students, videos as an educational tool are as expected as textbooks.   Read More

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ViewPure / videos without clutter

ViewPure / videos without clutter | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Watch YouTube videos without comments, ads, related videos, or any other distractions. It\'s great for teachers, parents, and organizations alike - or really, anybody.
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Two Guys and Some iPads

Two Guys and Some iPads | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
New blog!! apps,augmented reality in education,& educators who are doing amazing things. iPad Two Guys and Some iPads Drew Minock Brad Waid
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Includes information on tools for augmented reality such as Aurasma.
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These 50 Awesome Book Covers Will Inspire You – And Teach You How to Design Your Own – Design School

These 50 Awesome Book Covers Will Inspire You – And Teach You How to Design Your Own – Design School | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
People are superficial. They're going to judge your book by its cover.
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The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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Google has developed a technology to tell whether 'facts' on the internet are true

Google has developed a technology to tell whether 'facts' on the internet are true | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
The internet, we know all too well, is a cesspool of rumour and chicanery. But that could be destined to change.
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Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 5, 8:16 AM

Be careful who you allow to define your truths in life ....

Chantal M. Simonelli's curator insight, March 9, 8:27 PM

Interesting ...hopefully this will lessen the amount of ridiculousness out there and put better and more reliable information on the web.

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10 Commandments of typography - Feedspot.

10 Commandments of typography - Feedspot. | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

From the FontYou blog of Charlotte Demonque, some suggestions about how best to use fonts.

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Some rules on typography and fonts are needed to bring some sense to presentations.

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aXmag - Page Flip Magazine software, PDF to Flash Converter

aXmag - Page Flip Magazine software, PDF to Flash Converter | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
aXmag - a stunning page turner eBook creator, converts PDF to e magazine, eBook, e catalog, e brochure, HTML5 magazine, PDF to flash.
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Ed Tech Cheat Sheet - An Indispensable Teacher Resource

Ed Tech Cheat Sheet - An Indispensable Teacher Resource | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Thanks to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning and Edudemic for another indispensable teacher resource.
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How Technology Brought Us Closer to the Future in 2014

How Technology Brought Us Closer to the Future in 2014 | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
As the year draws to a close, it’s worth glancing over our shoulder. What technologies and themes were brightest in 2014? Read on. (And keep in
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The top 50 apps for creative minds

The top 50 apps for creative minds | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make films, music, art and more
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You probably won't be able to use a friend's charger for the new Apple MacBook

You probably won't be able to use a friend's charger for the new Apple MacBook | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Apple is bringing out a new MacBook next month, with a new style of charger to boot – which could make any older models and USB cables obsolete.
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Not sure this is entirely user-friendly...

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6 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You Look Awesome Online

6 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You Look Awesome Online | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Do you have a content curation strategy in place? Are you looking for better ways to find and share other peoples content? Content curation is an easy way to provide your audience with relevant and...

Via Karen Bonanno
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I use all of these tools, and they certainly make my life easier. The genius is the ability of some to be set in place so you don't actually need to do anything day to day  - they do it for you!

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The truly personal computer

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There are 2 billion people around the world using smartphones that have an internet connection and a touchscreen or something similar as an interface. The smartphone is changing the way humans relate.



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The Components of a Digital Age Learning Ecosystem

The Components of a Digital Age Learning Ecosystem | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
An ecosystem is a system formed by the interaction of a community of living organisms with each other and their environment. (Dictionary.com, 2014) When I visit a digital age classroom where studen...
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In a Land of Laptops, Do Kids Still Want Books?

In a Land of Laptops, Do Kids Still Want Books? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
In a 1:1 STEM charter school (where every student has a laptop and most have mobile devices), are print books even needed? The answer might surprise you.
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5 Good iPad Apps to Gather Students Feedback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good iPad Apps to Gather Students Feedback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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“Effective Use of Technology in Education” - A New Discipline to Be Taught - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

“Effective Use of Technology in Education” - A New Discipline to Be Taught - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
“Effective use of technology in education” is perhaps a new discipline that needs to be taught.
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Should I Post This? Your Guide to Social Media [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

Should I Post This? Your Guide to Social Media [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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What is Digital Transformation?

What is Digital Transformation? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Summary Everybody's talking Digital Transformation!  The term is very definitely being hyped by some, and is in danger of becoming as diluted in meaning as the "cloud" term as it becomes a catch al...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 16, 3:56 PM

Digital Enterprise and Digital Transformation are terms we are hearing more of as time goes by. This post is a good explanation of the terminology and what will occur, perhaps inevitably, over time. Who knows how long and it may vary from economic sector to sector, but I suspect it is coming. The most successful transformations will occur with the use of technologies disruptive to current practice but where that technology allows for personal interaction amongst people. We are all social creatures!

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9 Gadgets (and Other Tech) to Be Excited About in 2015

9 Gadgets (and Other Tech) to Be Excited About in 2015 | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
2015 is the year of the Future, thanks to that one rambunctious, time-traveling teen with a hoverboard. As we're still in the opening moments of 2015, we're allowed to be hopeful.
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Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation

Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

Searching and citing usable images is easy once students learn the basics. Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is important in this digital “cut and paste” world we live in. One great project to share with students that can better help them understand how and when they may use images created by others is the Creative Commons project.


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