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Screencasting Software

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ScreenFlow is my favourite screencasting software tool and the one that I use to make all the video tutorials for my Tech Tools for Teachers series on OneStopEnglish and for the award winning Blended Learning in ELT course I designed for Bell. I'm now using it to create iPad tutorials and it works really well.


~Record from desktop, a video camera, microphone and computer's audio all at the same time
~Full screen HD capture, optimized for the best, most efficient screen capture
~Intuitive editing interface allows you to add professional touches
~Keynote and PowerPoint support
~Full range of elegant 2D & 3D transitions
~Publish directly to YouTube, Vimeo or Flash movie
~Optimized to take advantage of productivity enhancements in Mac OS X Lion


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Sharrock's comment, March 19, 2013 12:54 PM
Wow. I have to check out CamStudio.
Alejandro Peñalosa C.'s comment, March 19, 2013 12:57 PM
Thank you Sharrok, please let me know your results...
Alejandro Peñalosa C.'s comment, March 19, 2013 12:58 PM
Thank you Nenad, I am sure CamStudio is a very good Open Source alternative!!
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals | TechTalk | Scoop.it

Unwrapping the key attributes that transform principals into effective technology leaders in their schools and in their districts.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 15, 2014 10:24 PM

I was struck by the use of the pronoun I in the statements. For example, how do I move the School in the direction I want? That is actually not effective at all. School is about community where conversation happens and what is held in common is communicated on an ongoing basis.

 

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10 tips on how to create effective online content and keep your eLearning Audience engaged.

10 tips on how to create effective online content and keep your eLearning Audience engaged. | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Wondering who stole your eLearning Audience? Check 10 tips on how to create effective online content and keep your eLearning Audience engaged.
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7 Tips for Being a Successful Online Student | Edudemic

7 Tips for Being a Successful Online Student | Edudemic | TechTalk | Scoop.it
As technology has improved and more educational institutions have embraced online learning, many early criticisms of online learning have been challenged.
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How to Use Periscope for Education

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Periscope, Twitter's live video streaming app, is taking the education world by storm.  Since its debut in early 2015, teachers and administrators ar
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How connected are your state's classrooms? Check out this map

How connected are your state's classrooms? Check out this map | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The CDW-G K-12 Connected Heat Map outlines wired and wireless internet connectivity in a state-by-state display.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 14, 9:10 AM

Texas is in pretty good shape.  Let's all keep working on having connected schools and libraries.

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Why & How to Green Screen in class

Why & How to Green Screen in class | TechTalk | Scoop.it
This is my new must-have for all classrooms! Finding interesting ways to evaluate, reflect and report on work and projects can be tricky. Many students struggle to engage with the reflection proper...
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20 Social Media Tips for Teachers

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What motivates teachers to tweet and blog? And how to go about it successfully? Context: On 1st July 2015, I presented at The Digital Education Show (UK). In my keynote presentation, I share what h...
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2015 AASL Best Apps + Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

2015 AASL Best Apps + Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | TechTalk | Scoop.it

The 2014/2015 Best Apps Committee was chaired by its founder Melissa Jacobs and included: Jennifer Helfrich, Joquetta Johnson, Melissa Johnston, Catharine Potter, Kathleen Roberts, Mary Ann Scheuer, John Schumacher, Laura Warren-Gross and me.

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15 Online Resources That Help Improve Essay-Writing Skills -- THE Journal

15 Online Resources That Help Improve Essay-Writing Skills -- THE Journal | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Here are some effective online tools that can help you make the art of writing essays more attractive for your students.
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26 Ways for teachers to use Twitter

26 Ways for teachers to use Twitter | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Twitter can be an immensely useful tool for teachers, regardless of the subject or age range of students you teach. There are tons of Twitter Tips out there, written for new users and seasoned veterans. There are too many lists to count that enumerate great accounts to follow, chats to participate in, hashtags to check …
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Parents Struggle to Balance Screen Time Rules With Digital Homework

Parents Struggle to Balance Screen Time Rules With Digital Homework | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Parents often feel caught between schools pushing for more digital skill building and their own desire to parent in the way they see fit.

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State debuts virtual public high school

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About 100 Virginia high school students will be able to participate in a pilot program where they take all of their courses online from a state-run virtual school.


Virginia To Offer Online Pilot Program This Fall.

The Washington Post (6/15, Balingit) reports this fall a Virginia Department of Education pilot program will allow about 100 high school students “to take all of their classes online.” The state’s online school, Virtual Virginia, “traditionally has offered Advanced Placement, electives and foreign language courses for students,” but this school year it will offer “all of the core coursework Virginia students need to earn a high school diploma.”

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One state's plan to bring better internet to schools and homes

One state's plan to bring better internet to schools and homes | TechTalk | Scoop.it

Since 2003, OneCommunity of Cleveland has been connecting and enabling public benefit organizations across the state like schools, government agencies, healthcare, museums, and libraries with next-generation fiber optics. And lately, they’re begun working with schools to identify private homes that lack....

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Handouts- A Great App for Creating, Collecting and Grading Assignments Paperlessly

If you have assignments or worksheets in a cloud-based storage platform such as dropbox or iCloud Drive you can easily import and use them on Handouts. Besides drawing and text annotation tools, Handouts allows you to keep track of your uncollected assignments right from the app dashboard. It also enables you to grade students' works using different tools including fun stickers. You can send feedback, take private notes and add students achievements to their portfolios. Handouts is ideal a good solution for a paperless classroom.
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How Technology is Changing the Way People Learn

"We can make all sorts of assumptions about the way technology is changing learning, but what does the science actually say? According to Alfred Spector, Google’s vice president of research, it says a lot. For example, virtual tutors have helped average students reach the top 2% of their course; video games provide immersive environments that take the bordedom out of studying; and social networks are being used to increase interaction between students."



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Technology...some argue for it and others against it, but was does the research say? This post explores current research. Sections include:

* Better at maths, worse at reading - In short, "edtech applications boost mathematics achievement, especially when individualized computer-assisted instruction is involved."

* More games, bigger brains - Research shows that playing video games can make an impact on the brain. One study cited stated "a robust positive association between the cortical thickness and video game duration in teens who invested the most time in games." Two areas of the brain, the prefrontal cortex (responsible for decision making and self-control) and the Frontal Eye Fields (which govern visual-motor processing) showed cortical matter increases.

* Selective knowledge, shallow creativity - This section discusses how technology may make it easier for us to recall information. Are we potentially "outsourcing our knowledge to digital tools"?

What do you think? Many schools are moving towards 1-to-1 digital devices to help students learn. Will this improve their outcomes at school? This post explores some of the issues that may help us choose the best ways to use digital tools, and when it may be better to approach learning using other methods.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 10:56 PM

Technology...some argue for it and others against it, but was does the research say? This post explores current research. Sections include:

* Better at maths, worse at reading - In short, "edtech applications boost mathematics achievement, especially when individualized computer-assisted instruction is involved."

* More games, bigger brains - Research shows that playing video games can make an impact on the brain. One study cited stated "a robust positive association between the cortical thickness and video game duration in teens who invested the most time in games." Two areas of the brain, the prefrontal cortex (responsible for decision making and self-control) and the Frontal Eye Fields (which govern visual-motor processing) showed cortical matter increases.

* Selective knowledge, shallow creativity - This section discusses how technology may make it easier for us to recall information. Are we potentially "outsourcing our knowledge to digital tools"?

What do you think? Many schools are moving towards 1-to-1 digital devices to help students learn. Will this improve their outcomes at school? This post explores some of the issues that may help us choose the best ways to use digital tools, and when it may be better to approach learning using other methods.

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Survey: Majority of teachers using tech, but need more training

Survey: Majority of teachers using tech, but need more training | TechTalk | Scoop.it
A new survey from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shows 97% of educators using tech in their classrooms, but many worry about privacy and accountability.

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5 Common Problems Of Blended Learning: How to overcome them!

5 Common Problems Of Blended Learning: How to overcome them! | TechTalk | Scoop.it
What are the challenges of organizational Blended Learning? Check 5 common problems of organizational Blended Learning and how to overcome them.
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Samantha Hulsman's curator insight, July 7, 3:12 PM

Educators and corporations alike share similar issues that need troubleshooting when planning.  

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Out-of-school broadband access is essential to narrowing the growing tech gap.

Out-of-school broadband access is essential to narrowing the growing tech gap. | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel called for a variety of strategies to support out-of-school access to high speed broadband during a speech at ISTE 2015.


Education Technology Advocates Stress Need For Broadband Access Out Of School.

Benjamin Herold writes at the Education Week (6/29, Herold) “Digital Education” blog that education advocates attending the annual conference of the International Society for Technology and Education in Philadelphia signaled that they are planning on “turning their attention to a trio of policy issues they say could threaten the spread of personalized digital learning.” The foremost of those issues is the expansion of access to broadband outside of school. One speaker at the event, Democratic Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, lamented that most teachers assign homework requiring online access, “even though one third of households do not subscribe to broadband.”

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As the principal of a high-poverty 1-to-1 school, 24/7 access to high speed broadband was a must for our students. Without it, the gap widens because the rich get richer, while the poor remain essentially unchanged.

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MindMup

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Another way MindMup is now allowing you to work with larger groups easier is a quick notification mechanism when someone changes a node. You'll get a small speech bubble pop up for several seconds and disappear automatically, so it's easy to keep an eye on the entire team or classroom. At the moment, this only works for node text changes, but in the future we'll add other notification types.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 26, 6:48 AM

Great free tool which enables the collaborative building of mind maps.

Helen Teague's curator insight, July 13, 8:48 PM

I've used this site and it works so well!!

Nezha EL MASSOUDI's curator insight, July 26, 5:37 PM

For a team work insight! great tool for connected classrooms.

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Twitter Basics for Teachers

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Overview Twitter Basics for Teachers: vocabulary and the what you need to do to participate in the best professional learning of your career.
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Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology

Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology | TechTalk | Scoop.it
children spend substantial amounts of time with media including television, computers, and mobile devices and rather than focusing solely on child screen time, this survey sought to understand the role of the parents in creating the home media environment in which children are being raised today.

Three main findings from this study:

In contrast to the popular press image that mobile technology is the new pacifier used to calm and quiet down children, our survey shows that parents today have a range of tools at their disposal and other tools are used more often than mobile technologies.  Parents are more likely to use toys or activities (87%), books (79%), and TV (77%) when they need to keep children occupied than mobile media devices like smartphones or iPads (37% among those who have one).
Parents have encyclopedias full of information at their fingertips, storybooks on their kindles, and a selection of games in their pocket, yet for most parents media is not their number one concern, it is not something that they often have family conflict about, and most parents say new mobile devices do not make parenting easier. Fewer parents were concerned with the impact of media on their children especially compared to more global issues like health, nutrition, and social emotional skills.  Most parents (70%) say smartphones and tablets do not make parenting easier.  Also, media use does not cause family conflicts.
Yes, young children spend considerable amounts of time with screen media (see Common Sense Media, 2011), but so do their parents.  And it seems that parents of young children may be setting the stage for the home media environment that their young children will grow up in. About 27% of families were “media centric“ families.  These families have parents who themselves consume an average of 11 hours of screen media a day.  Most of these parents (81%) say they are “very” or “somewhat” likely to use TV to keep their child occupied when they need to get something done at home.  Many children in these families (48%) have TVs in their bedroom and children spend an average of almost 4.5 hours with screen media per day.  In contrast, “media light” families consist of parents who spend less than 2 hours per day with screen media.  These families are less likely to enjoy watching TV or movies together as a family “a lot” and are less likely to use TV when getting their child ready for bed.  Children in these families spend about an hour and a half with media each day.
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Oculus Rift Technology May Improve Online Learning

Oculus Rift Technology May Improve Online Learning | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Students who used Oculus Rift technology and haptic gloves in an online environment outperformed those who used screen-and-mouse combinations.

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The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest

The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest | TechTalk | Scoop.it
If you’re wondering whether you should join Pinterest, we’ll show you how to get your account set up, how other educators are using Pinterest.
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School Leaders: How much time do you spend outside your comfort zone...compared to other great leaders?

School Leaders: How much time do you spend outside your comfort zone...compared to other great leaders? | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Successful leaders know that they must get out of their comfort zone to succeed. These leaders have spent a lot of time outside their comfort zone.
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