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10 Ways To Support Learning Styles With Concept Mapping

10 Ways To Support Learning Styles With Concept Mapping | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

"Engaging your mind takes some effort to identify what you care for and what is the best way to attain what you care for. Do you want students to become better learners? Help them discover what they care for by allowing them to identify and use their own learning style."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 2013 7:18 PM

Concept maps are a great tool for many learners...and this post provides ten ways you might consider using them in your classroom. The concept maps are divided into three categories: Learn by Seeing, Learn by Doing, and Learn by Hearing. In many cases there is a concept map that shows off the style.

There are many free tools to help create concept maps. A quick look on concept maps in this Scoop.it will provide quite a few results.

Lauren Anderson's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:46 AM

<3 concept mapping

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Best Education-Related Videos of 2013

Best Education-Related Videos of 2013 | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
I love end of year "best of" lists.  My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2013. They all, in some way, address the mind, heart, and spirit of education.  ...

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I believe it speaks for itself.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 25, 2013 6:15 PM

Jackie Gerstein has put together 12 videos that she found the most powerful in 2013. Each video is embedded in the post and she also provides her favorite quote from each video. Consider finding time each day to watch one and you may find yourself inspired in new ways.

* Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs A Champion - if you have not had the opportunity to watch this find the 7+ minutes to do so.

* Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

* Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

* Malala Yousafzai United Nations Speech 2013

* Hackschooling makes me happy

* If students designed their own schools…

* “To This Day” … for the bullied and beautiful

* TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, and Educational Data

* Middle school football players execute life-changing play

* I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate

* A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

* Landfill Harmonic Amazing and Inspirational

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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.

 

In the following pages, Price describes three cases across the globe — in London, Sydney, San Diego — that have mapped a vision that answers the questions above. Here’s what they have in common:

 

- By insisting that their teachers and mentors share their learning, all three have de-privatized teaching and learning.

 

- By opening up the commons, and by designing workspaces without walls, they have brought Edison’s ‘machine-shop culture’ into education.

 

- By bringing into the commons, experts, parents and investors, they have given an authenticity to the work of their students that is impossible to simulate in an enclosed classroom.

 

- By modelling collaborative working to their students they have fostered the peer learning which is at the heart of ‘open’.

 

- By emphasizing adult and real-world connections, they ensure that students are preparing for the world beyond school by being in that world.

 

- By making their expertise and intellectual property freely available, they have created high demand from their peers and ensured that knowledge travels fast.

 

- By seeing technology not simply as an aide to learning but as the imperative for change, they ensure that their programs are relevant to societal needs and societal shifts.

 

- By trusting in their staff and students, and by giving them freedom and responsibility in equal measure, they have fostered a culture of learning that rewards respectful challenge, shuns unnecessary deference, and therefore constantly stays in motion.

 


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All the signs are pointing in the same direction.  Change will happen and our learners will have opportunties to succeed, their way.  But when?  It can happen now.

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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 8:59 AM
Wondering what is on the horizon for education.... Significant upheaval, hacking our own learning, and the ability by our students to learn by....
compiling their own learning playlist, putting together units of study that appeal to their passions, (and) the one-size-fits-all model of high school will appear alarmingly anachronistic... Great quote by the Singapore Minister of Eduction -- “The educational paradigm of our parents’ generation, which emphasized the transmission of knowledge, is quickly being overtaken by a very different paradigm. This new concept of educational success focuses on the nurturing of key skills and competencies such as the ability to seek, to curate and to synthesize information; to create and innovate; to work in diverse cross-cultural teams; as well as to appreciate global issues within the local context.”
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 1:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 10:43 AM

Sometimes what is most obvious is what we do not see readily. Whitehead suggested this was the case, but other, including the Buddha and Jesus, said similar things. We need to examine what we are doing, be aware of what we want from education. This takes leadership that moves away from easy, facile ways of doing things with 7 habits, 4 methods, etc. and makes real and meaningful change.

 

We simply cannot continue to add more changes without removing some of the architecture that currently exists. This includes with technology.

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Rethinking Education, Part I : Why Our School System Is Broken | The Big Picture

Rethinking Education, Part I : Why Our School System Is Broken | The Big Picture | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
The U.S. ranked 24th of 29 OECD countries in problem solving among fifteen-year-old students. 25th of 30 in mathematics, 21st of 30 in science, and 15th of 29 in reading literacy.
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During the industrial revolution our economy was run by factories. Schools had to prepare students to work in this environment.  How did it mold our current educational system and why isn't it working any longer?  Educators are caught between the old and the new with their jobs on the line.  Knowing the problem is a step towards solving the problem.  Will schools have the courage to do that?

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6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
What is 21st century learning, and how do networks and technology function within it?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 17, 2013 1:32 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Education+3.0

 

eduPLEX's curator insight, May 17, 2013 7:35 PM

This is a great guide for planning! Thank you

Drora Arussy's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:38 AM

Wonderful way to put it in perspective. Thank you for sharing the visual.

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What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning

What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

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It is the foundation of NGGE.

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Duy Khoa's comment, May 12, 2013 7:50 PM
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Victoria Collins's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:38 AM

What an insightful graphic! So true.

Dr. Steven F. Simmons's curator insight, May 18, 2013 10:16 AM

To thrive in the 21st Century Knolwedge Economy, people must embrace self-directed learning.

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Narrated Slideshow – Screencast Tool Comparison

Narrated Slideshow – Screencast Tool Comparison | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

A screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen with audio narration. Screencasts can include telestrator (‘John Madden pen’) annotations. Narrated slideshows include audio recordings synchronized to images without hand-drawn annotations.

Screencasts and narrated slideshows can be created with two kinds of tools:

1. Browser-based: Create an account on the website and use a modern web browser like Google Chrome or FireFox to record, save and share it.

2. Client-based: Download and install software on a computing device to record and save.


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Looks like a very useful tool.  I'm ready to give it a try!

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Jenn Alevy's comment, May 12, 2013 7:35 PM
Thank you for sharing!
Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, May 14, 2013 12:06 AM

Great comparison !!

Katie Jane's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:55 AM

This looks like it would be something that could be really handy for prodjects for class. that way we could not only have all of the information in front of us to see, but also hear whats going on as well.

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Open Course Library releases 39 more high-enrollment courses ...

Open Course Library releases 39 more high-enrollment courses ... | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. A year and a half ago, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) ...

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Let's start looking at what can be accomplished with OER's.  What if we could pull them all together in one place, categorize them for easy accessibiity by learners?  We could then support personalized learning.

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Create Interactive Videos And Publish Them To Facebook With ClickBerry | PowerPoint Presentation

Create Interactive Videos And Publish Them To Facebook With ClickBerry | PowerPoint Presentation | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
Clickberry provides users with a number of interesting video editing options such as overlaying hyperlinks, tagging friends or linking to any online video

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Another online tool for learners to put in their tool bag.

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Người Họ Lê's comment, May 5, 2013 8:27 PM
Cloud storage with 1GB free space.
Olga Boldina's comment, May 6, 2013 8:28 AM
Thank you for your comment. I hope I`ll get some more information about it!
Pamela Bartar's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:24 PM

interesting beta version

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Free online tutorial for using Prezi

Free online tutorial for using Prezi | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
Free online Prezi tutorial for teachers and students. TeacherTrainingVideos.com provides free step by step camtasia screencasts that take you through a whole range of ict and web2.0 tools

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It might help you, it helped me.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:42 AM

By Russell Stannard, whose newsletter you really should sign up for!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:27 AM

Prezi is a presentation tool from an Hungarian software company producing cloud-based (SaaS) presentation software and story telling tools for presenting ideas on a vitual canvas.

Kay Abernathy's comment, May 3, 2013 6:24 AM
Delightful details for expanding use of the presentation tool.
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iPurpose before iPad

iPurpose before iPad | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

"The two above images are good examples of purposeful thinking about iPad usage in schools.

One, a screenshot of an oft-used tool known as 'iPad As.. by edtechteacher.org', focuses on what the iPad can be used for and provides links to various apps that can be utilised for those functions. It goes without saying that it is a very useful website for schools thinking about iPads. It provides nutshell explanations of a number of apps that relate to each iPad as… category as well as pricing. It’s a good introduction into the functionality of the iPad that counteracts the misconception of iPad as consumption NOT creation tool.

The other, The Padagogy Wheel, is one of many variations on applying Bloom’s Taxonomy of skills to iPad apps. It develops from the general learning action verbs/skills we want our students to acquire to technology based activities that relate to these skills and finally to a selection of apps that can support this development."


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Both useful tools when setting up your iPad efficiently
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 28, 2013 8:58 AM

The post continues to explore the issues noted above and raises the question of how to blend the best of both options. Gleeson goes on and raises specific areas where he would like others to provide feedback. Three of the seven areas are listed below.

* Examples of apps that help to develop specific skills

* Additional skills that have not been listed

* Examples of good pedagogical practice with apps

Continue to scroll down the post and you will find a table that slows the skills he has come up with and see where it is currently populated. Already there are a number of responses providing additional suggestions.

As Gleeson says this is "a herculean task" and I look forward to seeing the finished product.

Ante Lauc's curator insight, April 28, 2013 11:39 PM

Is it alopoieticnu or autopoietic method?

Camille Lutz's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:27 PM

This information is helpful when looking at pedagogy and technology.

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A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps for the UDL Classroom

A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps for the UDL Classroom | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

English with Mr. Borman - A place to reflect and share.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:51 AM

Mr. Borman surveyed 17 students in one of his classes and discovered that there were a few needs when it came to reading comprehension. He has put together "A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps" that can support the needs of his students in his UDL classroom.  For each app, he has outlined "What it does", "How students can use it" and the "UDL Principles".

 

Check out the Toolbox:

> iBooks

> Popplet

> SyncSpace

> Odyssey (by Homer)

> Toontastic

> Explain Everything

> Ulysses

> Subtext

> Prezi

 

Thank you Mr. Borman!

Jane Strunck's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:11 AM

Mr. Borman used Edmodo to survey his student's learning preferences and based on the results, identified apps that would support reading comprehension and promote UDL in his classroom.  Would love to know how students responded to the options.  Nice process, Mr. Borman!

Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:46 PM

Useful suggestions for utilizing apps in the UDL classroom...

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Connecting Classroom and Community with PBL by Discovery Education

Connecting Classroom and Community with PBL by Discovery Education | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
Watch Discovery Education's Connecting Classroom and Community with PBL on Livestream.com. Take learning beyond the classroom and into the wider world by applying the practices of project-based learning.
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We don't need a classroom to learn - any more then we need a church to pray.

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10 Ways To Support Learning Styles With Concept Mapping

10 Ways To Support Learning Styles With Concept Mapping | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

"Engaging your mind takes some effort to identify what you care for and what is the best way to attain what you care for. Do you want students to become better learners? Help them discover what they care for by allowing them to identify and use their own learning style."


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It seems the more people deny there are learning styles the more information surfaces explaining them.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 2013 7:18 PM

Concept maps are a great tool for many learners...and this post provides ten ways you might consider using them in your classroom. The concept maps are divided into three categories: Learn by Seeing, Learn by Doing, and Learn by Hearing. In many cases there is a concept map that shows off the style.

There are many free tools to help create concept maps. A quick look on concept maps in this Scoop.it will provide quite a few results.

Lauren Anderson's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:46 AM

<3 concept mapping

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What is Performance Assessment? - Getting Smart | Project-based learning

What is Performance Assessment? - Getting Smart | Project-based learning | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

Performance assessments are real-world scenarios that reflect the ambiguity of real-world challenges. They require higher-order thinking and problem solving. They are concluded with authentic performance.

 

- Real-world scenario: students assume roles in real-world scenarios.

 

- Authentic, complex process: scenarios reflect complex and ambiguity of real-world challenges.

 

- Higher-order thinking: requires critical thinking, analytic reasoning, and problem solving.

 

- Authentic performance: the ‘product’ reflects what a professional would produce.

 

- Transparent evaluation criteria: the learning outcomes drive the creation of the task.

 


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Doesn't real time assessment, application of learning make more sense then standardzed tests which only assess how well teachers can teach the standards, whether they are state or Common Core.

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Understanding Science ~ Univ. of California

Understanding Science ~ Univ. of California | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

description by Scout Report

 

"The world of science is diverse and fascinating, but traditional methods of teaching sometimes don't do it justice. This site from the University of California helps teachers help their students become fascinated by the process of scientific discovery. The site contains several "teachers' lounges" where educators can share information, resources, and also learn about new pedagogical developments and innovations. Visitors shouldn't miss the Guide to Understanding Science 101, which includes answers to questions like What is science? and so on. Moving on, the site also contains other areas, including Correcting Misconceptions, Teaching Tools, and Conceptual Framework, which helps educators identify age-appropriate learning goals."


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What a great resource this is for the learned and the learner.  Many areas to explore such as the "teachers' lounges".  

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The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic)

The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic) | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
Hola: Una infografía sobre el proceso socrático. Un saludo

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Perhaps we should all be using this a bit more.

 

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Audrey's comment, August 9, 2013 4:31 AM
I agree Teri. It encourages reading and encourages students to be in charge of their learning.
Audrey's curator insight, August 9, 2013 4:39 AM

Using the Socratic process the educator is a tutor.  The process  encourages evaluative and analytical thinking.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 9:55 AM

This is an easy and yet thorough infographic.

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Daily Infographic | A New Infographic Every Day | Data Visualization, Information Design and Infographics

Daily Infographic | A New Infographic Every Day | Data Visualization, Information Design and Infographics | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
Daily Infographic delivers new infographics every day. From personal finance to bacon consumption, we're your daily one-stop headquarters for new compelling, data-filled illustrations.

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If for no other reason then to keep your mind actively involved in learning - an infographic a day may keep Alzheimer away.

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Online Education Whitepaper | University Ventures


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Don't blink - life will pass you by!

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 12, 2013 3:20 PM

This is the most trenchant and meaningful exploration of online education in the MOOC era that I have encountered. If you have an interest in where higher education is headed in the near future, this is required reading.

 

"MOOCs have already made two key contributions to higher education. The first is that it is no longer acceptable for any college or university to avoid or defer an online strategy. This is incredibly important. Many universities will play in the MOOC sideshow for a few years before developing a real strategy. Others will see straightaway that they need to take advantage of technology to develop innovative new programs that address social and economic needs, and that are accessible 

and affordable in a way that is difficult to imagine today.

 

"This is where the second contribution comes into play. Reading the Ithaka S&R report released in May 2011 on Barriers to Adoption of Online Learning Systems in U.S. Higher Education – a report co-authored by William Bowen and Larry Bacow, the former President of Tufts – it’s clear
that “machine-guided learning” is emerging. According to Bowen and Bacow, machine-guided learning has the potential “to greatly expand the reach of the nation’s colleges and universities to populations currently not served, while at the same time helping to bend the cost curve in higher
education... It also has the potential to benefit students by allowing them to have more targeted and personalized learning experiences.”

 

"Many of the technologies that are and will be deployed by companies like Coursera, Udacity and edX will be instrumental in helping to test and prove the concept of machine-guided learning. By deploying these technologies in the politically safe MOOC format, elite universities will provide air cover (with accreditors, regulators and with prospective students) for new digital
community colleges and state university systems to deploy them in the context of degree programs."

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edtechpost - OER Dynamic Search Engine

edtechpost - OER Dynamic Search Engine http://t.co/az4TFXwNnU Huge collection of #OER links + search engine :))) Share/Share
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Sources of Energy Explained to Kids/Children

Sources of Energy Explained to Kids/Children | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

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Very cool.  Wish it had text to speech built in.

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Maria Zappa Kasapidi's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:28 PM

Πόσο πιο όμορφα μπορείς να εξηγήσεις την ενέργεια; Ζήλεψα...

John Purificati's comment, May 5, 2013 3:56 AM
Loves this and so will kids.
John Purificati's curator insight, May 5, 2013 3:56 AM

Kids will certainly love this presentation.

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14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit

14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit

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A "student" or learner desire to visit and explore usually leads to success and motivation.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:39 PM

There are some great sites here for use in a variety of classes. Worth adding to the toolkit you create for your schools.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:41 AM

Best news: These are all free.

Tim Scholze's curator insight, May 5, 2013 5:09 PM

Yeah, let the kids play! Learning will take place through discovery.

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Edcanvas: Create Your Canvas With Videos And Photos And Share It Online

Edcanvas: Create Your Canvas With Videos And Photos And Share It Online | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it

Edcanvas is a web service that provides you with an online canvas where you can add videos, photos and links to websites. Edcanvas provides integration with many famous services for importing content, such as YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, Flickr and others. This canvas can be used for various purposes such as creating an online presentation, sharing your uploaded PowerPoint presentation, for creating educational content for your students to share it with them via the internet and more. The possibilities for which you can use this web service are virtually unlimited.


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Geraldine Lefoe's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:39 PM

Easy to use drag and drop setup to add resources

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:33 AM

A VERY EASY TOOL: both for teacher and students

Craig Fleming's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:02 PM

Looking forward to trying this.

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PDFCool PDF Editor Freeware - Edit PDF easily and freely

PDFCool PDF Editor Freeware - Edit PDF easily and freely | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
PDFCool PDF Editor Freeware - Edit, modify and create PDF documents easily

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So frustrating when you want to make changes to a PDF and can't.  Sounds like a great solution.  Let's see if it does what it says!

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Splash ABC!

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Many resources aligned to Austraila's standards 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 24, 2013 6:08 AM

Educational resources from Australia

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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Things I Should Know | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century (PBL: what is it? http://t.co/Utlpb1hnhJ)
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