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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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What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas

What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

QR codes can make classrooms more efficient and interactive.


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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, January 29, 2:18 PM

Some great ideas with QR codes - think of creating some of these ideas at your home to familiarize your child with them.

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Dashlane's Password Changer Automatically Updates Logins

Dashlane's Password Changer Automatically Updates Logins | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Password manager Dashlane has acquired New York-based startup PassOmatic, turning its automatic password change technology into a new feature.
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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

The World’s easist way to search for safe, creative commons images and cite them.

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How Technology Is Changing Media

How Technology Is Changing Media | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
An in-depth look at how BuzzFeed is leadingthe industry’s trends in social, mobile, and video.
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3 Steps to Creating an Awesome Virtual Museum in Class - iPads in Education

3 Steps to Creating an Awesome Virtual Museum in Class - iPads in Education | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
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Action Knowledge: What Do Exemplary Teachers’ Do When They Integrate Technology?

Action Knowledge: What Do Exemplary Teachers’ Do When They Integrate Technology? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
By Jane Hunter. New research drawn from a group of exemplary teachers’ knowledge of technology integration shines a light on what classrooms should look like right now and into the future in primar...
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The six major trends in digital learning - and how to get on board - Daily Genius

The six major trends in digital learning - and how to get on board - Daily Genius | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

New techniques in teaching and learning, which take full advantage of the digital possibilities, and, as with other digital economies, a focus on the learner (‘user’) rather than the teacher of the school.

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Interesting ideas on the impact of digital learning, especially the centrality of the visual.

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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Jim Lerman, John Evans
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 21, 2014 2:36 PM

A 12 resources list that may be very helpful for anyone doing blogs, posts or even digital presentations for the lectures

Elena Elliniadou's curator insight, November 22, 2014 9:01 AM

Δωρεάν φωτογραφίες, με άδεια πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων για παρουσιάσεις, ιστολόγια, αφίσες. 12 πηγές ενδιάφερουσες. Από μια γρήγορη ματιά μου άρεσαν οι σελίδες unsplash & gratisography. Ανάλογα όμως με το τι ψάχνετε θα βρείτε και στις υπόλοιπες 10 τη φωτογραφία που εκφράζει καλύτερα το μήνυμά σας!

Maria Lazaridou's curator insight, November 27, 2014 6:20 AM

Εργαλεία πα΄ντα χρήσιμα για χρήση εντός και εκτός σχολείου

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The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Google Doodle - YouTube

A video doodle commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of Berlin Wall and its pieces around the world. Original score by Nils Frahm - http://www.nilsf...
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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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▶ Did you know, in 2028... - YouTube

What will the world of 2028 look like? This is a question St Paul's School has been asking as it explores what a rapidly changing world will be like when it'...
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Ten tips for taking great iPhone photos - iMore

Ten tips for taking great iPhone photos - iMore | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
It's almost the new year, and to celebrate, we're going to try starting a new section on photography tips. Former iMore editor Leanna Lofte used to run a regular column back in the day, and we've had multiple requests to start it up again, so here goes. I'll be covering both iPhoneography and DSLR tips here, though we're going to start off with some how-tos for the portable camera most of you have in your pocket right now: The iPhone.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media for Interactive Exit Slips - Instructional Tech Talk

3 Ways to Use Social Media for Interactive Exit Slips - Instructional Tech Talk | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

As we continue to look for ways to bridge the gap between assessing student learning and effective use of time and technology, several options that currently exist could be used in new ways to streamline your quick formative assessment of individual student progress in a given lesson. 

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Teaching Coding in Class: 17 Apps to Try

Teaching Coding in Class: 17 Apps to Try | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

These apps  are arranged into different categories which will help you target different areas in the teaching of coding.


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Small Business Online Solutions - Patant Consultants's comment, December 17, 2014 4:21 AM
it's never too early to learn to code http://www.patantconsult.com
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Neuroscientist warns young brains being re-wired by technology

Neuroscientist warns young brains being re-wired by technology | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
A neuroscientist warns digital technologies are reshaping human brains.
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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

Via Maria Margarida Correia, John Evans, Lynnette Van Dyke, Dean J. Fusto
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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 19, 2014 5:38 AM

PDF aqui

http://www.kqed.org/assets/pdf/news/MindShift-GuidetoDigitalGamesandLearning.pdf

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 19, 2014 6:16 PM

This has great implications for Humanities and Social Sciences teaching - gaming as learning.

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7 Strategies to Help Students Generate Creative Ideas ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson, in the second half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, suggests that U.S. students are losing ground because educators put access and resources ahead of knowledge and learning.


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