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QuickCast. Make. Publish. Share. 3 Minute Screencasts

QuickCast. Make. Publish. Share. 3 Minute Screencasts | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Once installed, it's easy to record your 3 minute micro masterpiece. Simply select the QuickCast logo in your toolbar and then click record. You'll get a 5 second count-in and then it's showtime.

Keep an eye on the QuickCast icon, it will indicate how much time you have left. Don't worry about messing up, you can re-record at any moment.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Great free screencasting tool for Macs with some great features. Create and store 3 min screencasts online. http://quickcast.io/

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tecwrk's curator insight, August 9, 2013 12:29 PM

I can't imagine anything easier!

Eva Ramos's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:46 PM

Interesting tool!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 2013 6:42 PM

Only for Macs...

Only 3 minutes

But still simple and useful

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MailDrop

MailDrop | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
MailDrop provides free disposable e-mail addresses for use in web forms,
app signups, or any other place you'd like to protect your privacy.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great tool to use if you or your students use a lot of web based apps that you need to sign up for.

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G Coleman's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:41 AM

Good for school activities that request parent response.

Casey Anley's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:27 AM

Useful!

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Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip.

Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Easy and free online video editor. Edit videos and photos to make great home movies.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a handy tool to help students structure video projects. There are a number of templates they can use and they just need to drag in their content clips and media. The free version allows for up to 15mins of video export each month.

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BookChook's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:01 PM
Free version = 15 mins per month.
KB...Konnected's curator insight, February 11, 2014 9:24 AM

Free version provides up to 15 minutes of video export each month.

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:22 AM

Videos are a great way to "test" knowledge - so this tool is a useful one for teachers

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Roon — The easiest way to blog

Roon — The easiest way to blog | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a very simple free and easy to use blogging platform that works across platforms. Great tool for online projects or teacher reflections.

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Walter Rubén Tur's comment, August 3, 2013 9:55 PM
hay algún vídeo de cómo utilizarla, en castellano, gracias
Nik Peachey's comment, August 4, 2013 3:11 AM
There's quite a long review and brief tutorial of Roon here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/roon-is-a-slick-easy-to-use-blogging-platform-you-may-want-to-try/ I particularly like the comment in the summary "Sometimes we get caught up in complex blogging platforms, plugins and more. Roon takes all of that away and ensures that you focus on what matters the most – your words." A rich feature set isn't always an advantage. Roon certainly isn't a competitor to WordPress, but it does make it easy to just get down to writing. For students that can be quite an advantage.
Tracee Orman's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:14 AM

I just tried Roon out and made a post (on my Mac, by the way). I wanted to try it to see if it was something to share with students. It was pretty easy, though figuring out how to change the title of the post from "Untitled" was frustrating (I assumed the "Header" was the title...not so. You just click on it after you save and can change it in the sidebar.). 

 

I'm not sure what the point of giving your blog a title was when it posts as your user name and never shows your blog title. My advice: use your blog title as your user name. 

 

Not sure if I will use this with my students, but it is a simple and easy format. And free. Here's my simplistic post: http://mrsorman.roon.io/untitled

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9Slides Windows 8 Application

9Slides Windows 8 Application | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Show slides and video side by side.

Nik Peachey's insight:

A treat for Windows 8 users. Record video narration to accompany your presentations. Looks like a good tool for creating flipped learning.

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Ari Myllyviita's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:18 PM

Tämä on testattava. Storesta ilmaiseksi.

robinwb's curator insight, August 4, 2013 8:38 AM

Video and PPT

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:09 AM

Flipped classrooms are one of the new trends in colleges and universities as well as K-12, so this looks useful for Windows 8 users, at least.

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Side by Side (with Dropbox support)

Get Side by Side (with Dropbox support) on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a useful tool that solves a common iPad problem by allowing side by side windows. This should enable students to have notes beside a browser window.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 3, 2013 5:40 AM

Estupendo apoyo para mis estudiantes. Gracias

 

Desiree Desjardins's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:33 AM

Great idea!

Scott Langston's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:12 PM

Certainly worth checking out for our iPad classes...

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Foxit PDF Reader: The Best Free PDF Reader to Create, Annotate, Form Fill, View, and Print PDFs

Foxit PDF Reader: The Best Free PDF Reader to Create, Annotate, Form Fill, View, and Print PDFs | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is the only high volume PDF reader providing a complete PDF creation solution, providing the power of PDF creation to every desktop.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a very useful free PDF reader, editor and creator.

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francesco guglielmin's comment, July 16, 2013 1:18 PM
confirm : i am totally attracted by last version beginning from version 6
Soledad Olaciregui's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:18 PM

Hace un año que uso Foxit Reader y realmente es muy bueno. Tengo que probar esta última versión.

Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, August 2, 2013 8:06 AM

Again, not tried it yet -- Windows only is a downside for me -- but it looks more capable than the Adobe reader, for sure.

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Chatbotmaker.com | Make a Chatbot

Chatbotmaker.com | Make a Chatbot | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Chatbotmaker.com is a place to chat with conversational robots called chatbots. The chatbots on this system are speech recognition enabled for Chrome users but will work using iExplorer without speech recognition. Apart from just being a fun way to meet new people, Chatbotaker.com can help learners of English as a Second language practice their pronunciation and listening skills. For a growing list of chatbots on this website

Nik Peachey's insight:

I've always liked chatbots - they often make more sense and better conversation partners than real people. This site has some ready made chatbots and you or your students can even make your own. Great project.

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Fae Wilkes's comment, July 25, 2013 10:23 AM
Would this be a good app for helping speech therapists with kids? It could be used like a language lab-"Listen carefully and repeat after me." etc.
Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, July 26, 2013 8:50 AM

A useful tool...

Azhar Malik's curator insight, June 9, 2014 6:07 AM

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Touchcast

Touchcast | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

TouchCasts are completely clickable. A TouchCast is a video that is fully browsable, responsive, and alive. Webpages, images, and an assembly of video Apps (vApps) can be tapped for a two-way video experience.

It's a TV studio in your hands. Create broadcast-quality videos with a built-in teleprompter, green screen, visual filters, sound effects, and titles. Watch TouchCasts from the app or online

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a very impressive free app for use in video projects. Well worth downloading. There is also a desktop version coming soon.

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Jan Ankerstjerne's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:28 AM

Great app

Hendrika GREEN's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:49 PM

Looking forward to seeing this one used!

Daily Quotation's curator insight, July 29, 2013 10:49 AM

Brilliant idea!

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Quizboard

Quizboard | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Quizboard is a free trivia game for iPhone and Android. Use your knowledge and clever tactics to beat your friends or random opponents
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great motivational game to get students reading and learning.

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timsbox's curator insight, July 14, 2013 4:47 AM

pourr les collégiens

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, August 5, 2013 4:31 PM

good ideas for the do now

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Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling

Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Tapestry is a growing collection of short, wonderful stories made for reading on your phone.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is an impressive free app for reading or creating stories. Very simple to use and the stories are designed to be read on mobile devices.

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Hendrika GREEN's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:51 PM

Could be inspirational to reluctant readers and writers!

Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:31 PM

Could this be an unusual cool way to get your message across?

Marlo Perez's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:10 PM

want to try this one

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StoryToolz : Resources for Authors

StoryToolz : Resources for Authors | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Nik Peachey's insight:

Some useful tools to help prompt and improve story writing.

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HJackson's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:55 PM

This is a great tool to have your students review their writing. 

Nancy D. Snow's curator insight, July 24, 2013 7:55 PM

I want to try this.

rsplearning's comment, August 6, 2013 11:14 AM
I glanced at that matlab site. How do students use that without relying on the consultants to do their work for them?
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Flipboard - To create and share magazines

Flipboard - To create and share magazines | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

The Flipboard Editor allows you to manage your magazines from a convenient dashboard. Rearrange and delete items, set covers and share your magazines with friends

Nik Peachey's insight:

As well as being a great mobile app reader, Flipboard now enables users to create and share their own magazines based around web based content that they simply bookmark in the browser and then edit. This is a great tool for creating e-books with content for students or getting students to use for projects. There's a good tutorial here to show you how it works: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-your-own-stylish-magazines-with-the-flipboard-browser-bookmarklet/

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Helen Davies's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:34 AM

I'm hoping this will allow me to create magazines with my students online -  fingers crossed. 

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, June 25, 2013 10:30 AM
I like flipboard. must try it out to make magazine.
designandtech's curator insight, July 29, 2013 7:49 PM

I can't start my day without Flipboard. It's awesome. 

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Kindoma

Kindoma | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Great books give families something to talk about and keep kids engaged. Research shows that kids learn more when they use educational media with adults in their life. Children also learn more when they talk about a book while reading together. Kindoma combines the best of children's learning and family communication!

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a nice idea. It enables parents or teachers to read books to their students or children using video communication.

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kevinye's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:09 AM

Give families book must be many mother's will,it also contain children's book to let mother teach their kids.That's a good idea to the housewife.

Fabiola Hermosilla Alegria's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:03 AM

Lean mamás!!!

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Whiteboard

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A Web Whiteboard is touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily draw sketches, collaborate with others and share them with the world

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a nice simple browser based whiteboard app that runs in the browser on most devices. Would be nice to have a few more features, such as import images etc, but there is also a lot to be said for simplicity.

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Nenad Mirkov's curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:11 AM

Easy and usefull :)

Lorie Callander's curator insight, August 16, 2013 11:45 AM

I am trying this too. We'll see. There is also a teacher sign-up for limited sharing with and among students etc. I just want a whiteboard that I can easily access without making plans to leave my classroom to go to where the, difficult to navigate and use, whiteboard is.

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DebateGraph

DebateGraph | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Debate map visualization of: 12,000+ maps and counting! Click on the bubbles to learn more – and log-in to create free public and private maps on any topic.
Nik Peachey's insight:

I think DebateGraph is one of the best interactive and collaborative mind-mapping tools I have seen in a long time. It's a great tool to get students really thinking about problems. It's well worth watching their short intro video to really understand the possibilities. Love it! See tutorial at: http://youtu.be/32InMNjO4tQ

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Camelia Mojica Rodríguez's comment, August 11, 2013 9:44 AM
Buen día Gilberto, recibe un saludo desde Tabasco y te comento que cada día es un paso en firme que damos para lograr lo que gentilmente ustedes nos compartieron en México. Muchas gracias.
Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, August 12, 2013 5:31 AM

Dit ziet er goed uit. In verschillende views kan de mindmap worsten gebruikt om sterkte van ingebrachte ideeën weer te geven, of context te bieden.

http://youtu.be/32InMNjO4tQ om enkele mogelijkheden te bekijken

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:31 AM

What a great way to develop your own maps. Have a look at the video to get an idea of the possibilities! 

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Picadilo - Photo editing at its best

Picadilo - Photo editing at its best | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Picadilo is a 100% free online photo editor that's both easy to use and powerful. Transform your photos using eye catching effects, versatile editing tools and classy textures - plus the flexibility of multiple editing windows.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a very powerful but simple to use and intuitive image editor. Really useful for creating great flashcards and image based projects.

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Gayla Keesee's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:52 AM

I'm familiar with Pixlr and Photoshop--looking to see how this tools is similar.

Gayla Keesee's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:53 AM

I'm familiar with Pixlr and Photoshop--looking to see how this tools is similar.

☆ Emma *・✧'s curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:04 PM

Perfect for those who want to experiment or have a little fun with filters and effects without paying big bucks. :) 

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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.

Nik Peachey's insight:

I've been using this very successfully on my most recent course. It's a really useful platform to get students blogging and still maintain some security and control. I really like the mobile app for it too.

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Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 4, 2013 6:59 PM

The "Kid Blog' is a safe and effective way to allow your students to keep up to date blogs in a secure evironment. With these blogs students can not only post their own blogs, but oarticipate in discussions.

I feel this is a gerat resourse to use within the classroom, as students and teachers can keep track of students posts and especially look at their progress throughout the year.

Xyleme Alex's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:58 PM

Looks like a great tool and it's entirely free. I like that it is based on the Wordpress platform, but removes the clutter and distractions that other blogging services have.

Antonio Tejero Aparicio's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:59 AM

Unaplicaciones recurso en línea muy útil para desarrollar la lectura y la escritura digital. Aquí tenéis un ejemplo

http://kidblog.org/6EnRed/


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DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Teams

DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Teams | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Visualize your workload like never before with DropTask, a complete reimagining of task management on the web.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great visual tool for organising and managing tasks. It's also free and mobile friendly.

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AC Norman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:46 PM

To do-variant.

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:05 AM

Haven't tried it, but FYI.

Mike Carrington's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:13 PM

Like the idea - should make dividing large tasks into manageable chunks much simpler. Could be useful for organising myself and for organising school group work.

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Whispercast

Whispercast | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Your school or business can now extend the benefits of Kindle to its students, employees, or customers. Whether you’re looking to distribute literature for class or use Kindle for your corporate training or incentive program, Whispercast helps you reduce the administrative cost and complexity of sending Kindle content and managing your Kindles.

 

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great tool if you are working with class sets of Kindles or want to start a Kindle based resource centre.

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Sandra Doeksen's curator insight, July 14, 2013 10:15 AM

Dit zou grote schooltassen schelen, maar als ik naar mijn eigen e-reaer kijk... Waar blijven de mooie plaatjes en de glanzende nieuwe blaadjes aan het begin van het nieuwe schooljaar? Die nieuwe boeken waaruit blijkt dat je weer aan het begin staat van een nieuw avontuur, waarin je vooraan kan lezen wie voor jou het boek heeft gebruikt en je kunt voorstellen dat velen voor jou dit boek hebben doorgeworsteld. Ik weet niet of dit mijn onverdeelde voorkeur heeft, maar het is zeker een stap in de richting van modernisering.

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, July 25, 2013 8:53 AM

Hmmm.  Wonder if this would work for PD?

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:04 AM

Our library is beginning to use this to manage our Kindles that check out to students and faculty.

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My Grammar Lab

Create your own practice. Chose the grammar you want to study, decide how many questions you want to answer, then create your own test.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This app is designed to go with a grammar course book, but is free to download and can be used on its own.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:18 AM

I'll be checking it out. Sometimes I wish my students had iPads rather than MacBookPros. Crazy, I know...

Andy Lee's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:32 PM

Will have to try this out.

Ruby Day's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:31 PM

Will be looking at this for my writing class 

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Virtual Writing Tutor | Check English Grammar | Learn English as a Second Language

Virtual Writing Tutor | Check English Grammar | Learn English as a Second Language | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
VirtualWritingTutor is a grammar checker for ESL writing. Finds common ESL spelling mistakes and grammar errors for free.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great tool to get students checking their own writing and building awareness of their own errors. I particularly like the part where they can practice correcting common ESL errors (http://www.virtualwritingtutor.com/correction.php). Well worth trying out.

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Camelia Mojica Rodríguez's comment, August 11, 2013 9:39 AM
is a very importante to learn english
Rose Mount's comment, August 17, 2013 1:00 AM
Great tool
Rose Mount's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:01 AM

A great tool for English language students.

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Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning

Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning’ presents a range of research projects which aim to explore how to make engagement in learning (and teaching) more passionate. This interactive and experimental resource discusses innovations which pave the way to open collaboration at scale. The book introduces methodological and technological breakthroughs via twelve chapters to learners, instructors, and decision-makers in schools, universities, and workplaces.

 

Nik Peachey's insight:

An impressive iBook for free download through iTunes.

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Gina Martin's curator insight, August 11, 2013 3:46 PM

Looking forward to reading this one. 

Guillermo Pérez's comment, August 11, 2013 10:21 PM
You can view mor information at: https://itunes.apple.com/book/advances-in-technology-enhanced/id663022333?ls=1
Guillermo Pérez's comment, August 11, 2013 10:22 PM
You can view mor information at: https://itunes.apple.com/book/advances-in-technology-enhanced/id663022333?ls=1
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Narrable

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Narrable is an online storytelling platform that combines your important photos with the voices that bring them to life. The Narrable iOS app includes a lightweight camera to capture memories as they happen and a built-in audio recorder to preserve the voices behind the memory. After you have uploaded your content, log in at narrable.com to view, edit and share your story.

 

Nik Peachey's insight:

Useful tool for creating photo presentations with audio and delivering them online. You can either use a computer or mobile app to capture and upload images and audio.

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Mita Jordan's curator insight, June 29, 2013 4:04 AM

it seems useful, shall we try

AC Norman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:49 PM

Ett presentationsverktyg.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:07 PM

What a great way to have your students review a topic or concept in your classroom, and meet the CCGPS guidelines for publishing student work.

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PhotoBlab - Welcome

PhotoBlab - Welcome | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
An app in which you can take or add some photos, attached some audio or record some sounds, edit the audio to your liking then share it with your own network of followers!
Nik Peachey's insight:

Nice tool for creating a multimedia dictionary or just to get students speaking about images.

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