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Tocomail - safe email for kids

Tocomail - safe email for kids | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Tocomail is free, simple and safe email for kids that offers parents complete control over kids email activity while providing a fun and safe email service experience with kids email app.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a safe and interesting way to introduce kids to email and protect them from spam and other problems.

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Luis Ferreira's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:44 AM

bom

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 28, 2014 8:48 AM

Worth looking into

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:40 AM

Email seguro para niños.

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The Evernote Blogging Platform

The Evernote Blogging Platform | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Postach.io helps you instantly create custom sites using Evernote by converting your notes to blog posts and pages.
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Really nice blogging tool if your students use Evernote. They can sign up and publish directly from their Evernote account.

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Kelly Brown's curator insight, March 30, 2014 10:41 AM

@Amy Vitala

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, April 24, 2014 8:40 AM

Blogging platform powered by Evernote.

Sign up with your Evernote account, blog directly from your Evernote application (PC, Mac, mobile, etc.).

Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:08 AM

Do you work with EverNote? Then this Platform is a new and simple Tool to blog with EverNote whereever you are :-): 

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Strut - An HTML5 Presentation Editor

Strut - An HTML5 Presentation Editor | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

All you need is a web browser. Strut presentations work on desktops, laptops, mobile devices and tablets.

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This looks like a great tool for creating presentations and storing them online. It works in the web browser using html 5 and so will also work on most mobile devices. An excellent alternative to PPT.

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Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, March 3, 2014 12:09 PM

Une alternative à PowerPoint, qui est de plus compatible avec les smartphones et les tablettes.

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, March 4, 2014 2:15 PM

Strut é uma nova ferramenta grátis para criação de apresentações online capaz de o surpreender com a simplicidade de utilização e os resultados que gera.

Tudo o que precisa é de um browser, uma ligação à rede e alguma criatividade. Um dos seus pontos fortes e onde se destaca da concorrência é a manipulação das transições entre slides mas permite igualmente o uso de coleções nativas de efeitos.

Strut funciona perfeitamente em todos os suportes - PCs, Tablets e Smartphones - e não carece de registo. Pode gravar as apresentações no seu computador, importar e voltar a editá-las.

Trata-se ainda da versão Beta mas merece, desde já, a nossa maior atenção.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 4, 2014 9:48 PM
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great tool for creating presentations and storing them online. It works in the web browser using html 5 and so will also work on most mobile devices. An excellent alternative to PPT.

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Expresso text analyzer

Expresso text analyzer | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Expresso is a practical tool to analyze, edit and compare text styles in English. It is built on top of Python Natural Language Toolkit package by Mikhail Panko, a PhD student in computational neuroscience and high-tech enthusiast.

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Interesting tool that analyzes text content.

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Richard Thomas's curator insight, February 25, 2014 6:30 PM

Literacy helper

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, March 12, 2014 6:23 PM

Another potentially useful writing-style tool

Krishna Prasad Subedi's curator insight, May 11, 2014 5:23 AM

Fear to speak in the target language in non-native speakers' classroom has been a long topic of debate among the educationist, teachers and planners alike. Most children in Nepalese context either feel humiliated before they make mistakes in their utterance. Others fear to share their thoughts due to lack of proper knowledge of target language. While a large group of students, in the school where I teach, do not want to hear the negative feed backs from their teachers. There is always one or other reasons, which may not work together in every students, for excuses to students when it comes to speaking in the targeted language.

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Grammarly to check and improve your grammar

Grammarly to check and improve your grammar | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Even the most confident of native speakers can sometimes have doubts about their spelling and grammar. As for learners of English, getting their writing to a really high degree of proficiency can be a real challenge. It’s great to have a friend to turn to in moments of doubt or better still someone who will proof read your work and give you a second opinion, but if you don’t have that luxury then the Grammarly plagiarism checker is probably the next best thing.

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My short review of Grammarly.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, February 21, 2014 1:03 PM

Always a good idea for students before they turn in their work.  This is a great tool to help with common grammar mistakes.

Profe Harper's curator insight, March 9, 2014 2:37 PM

Excellent for all levels of English. 

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:40 AM

If you want to improve your grammar, this is the tool you need!!!

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Verification Handbook: homepage

Verification Handbook: homepage | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 2014 5:55 AM

Excellent book, easy to read as presented as a series of case studies.

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:59 AM

What we need to think about in our daily info overload

dawsonloane's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:37 AM

fascinating reading about UGC

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viddme - share videos instantly - viddme

viddme - share videos instantly - viddme | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Viddme is the simplest way to upload and share videos, no signup required.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a useful free tool if you want to get video online very quickly and simply without having to sign up or register.

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alicia artusi's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:03 AM

Useful tool for instant sharing

AraceliGF's curator insight, February 9, 2014 2:55 AM

The best thing of this app is that you don't need to register. 

Patty Ball's curator insight, March 10, 2014 1:26 PM

simple upload and share videos

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Storehouse: visual storytelling

Storehouse: visual storytelling | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Welcome to Storehouse, visual storytelling for the iPad. It’s the easiest way to create, share, and discover beautiful stories. Combine photos, videos, and text to meaningfully document your experiences. Publish stories for friends and followers, and share them by email, Facebook, or Twitter. Explore stories from our community of storytellers from all around the world.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really nice digital narrative tool for the iPad. I'm just installing it on mine now.

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asli telli's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:04 AM

useful tool for visual storytelling...

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:10 PM

This may be an alternative book creator available as an app on the iPad.

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Animate Your Ideas - Explee

Animate Your Ideas - Explee | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Explee is an animated video editing tool that gives impact to your ideas. Take your best pitch and either use text-to-speech, professional voiceover or your own audio file, select some existing animations that fit your ideas well or upload your own images: don’t worry, we’ll do the animating for you! Wan’t to spice things up ? You can even add some music. That’s it! Export your video and share with your friends!

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a simple template based tool for creating video animations that explain things.

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AraceliGF's curator insight, February 9, 2014 3:23 AM

Great to include your own voice to your presentations, or your pupils'. If you register you can upload your own pics, audios and so own. 

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English Classic Verb Conjugator & Verbal Phrase Paths

English Classic Verb Conjugator & Verbal Phrase Paths | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

An interactive conjugator of English verbs arranged in a classic table format, with the additional feature allowing instructors to make links for their syllabus that control what students see so that they can be exposed only to what they have already studied along with the new features being studied.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really useful grammar reference tool for students.

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delta14's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:07 AM

Recurso para apoyar el aprendizaje del idioma inglés.

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:49 PM

A nice tool for reminding students about some grammar relationships.

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:59 AM

English tenses. Interactive conjugator of English verbs.

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Wellcome Images

Wellcome Images | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Wellcome Images is a medical picture library and the world's leading source of images on medicine and its history. Pictures cover a period stretching from ancient civilisations to modern day photography.
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Drawn from the historical holdings of the world-renowned Wellcome Library, the images are being released under the Creative Commons-Attribution only (CC-BY) licence. This means that all the historical images can be downloaded here to freely copy, distribute, edit, manipulate, and build upon as you wish, for personal or commercial use as long as the source Wellcome Library is attributed.
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Marianne Hart's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:11 AM

Students & teachers are always looking for Creative Commons pics. Thank you!!!

Abe Soltani's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:23 AM

A great site to get images for presentation and production.

Linda Denty's curator insight, March 5, 2014 5:43 PM

Fantastic resource!

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Magisto - Magical video editing. In a click!

Magisto - Magical video editing. In a click! | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Magisto turns your everyday videos into exciting, memorable movies you'll want to watch again and again.

 

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a nice simple free tool to enhance students video projects and make them easier to share. Very quick and simple to use.

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Jerry Johnson's curator insight, January 14, 2014 10:43 AM

Very simple.. easy to use! Quick uploads to YouTube.

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, January 14, 2014 4:13 PM

Easier animoto alternative.

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 15, 2014 4:05 AM

Intriguing apps for video

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BaiBoard - Collaborative Whiteboard / Collaborate on iPAD / PDF Collaboration

BaiBoard - Collaborative Whiteboard / Collaborate on iPAD / PDF Collaboration | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
BaiBoard enables users to collaborate via integrated online whiteboard, PDF annotation and VoIP solutions across the Internet from iPad and Mac
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This looks like an impressive collaborative app-based whiteboard.

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 2014 3:28 AM

I like the collaborative feature here. Additionally, not having to sign on, will appeal to a few of my adult language students.

 

The Mac and iPad interfaces look different, but it only takes a few minutes of play to familiarise yourself with the tool.

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Dragdis

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Drag & drop anything anywhere. Collect images, texts, links or videos to your private folders or post directly to Facebook, Twitter & (soon to come) Tumblr, Dropbox, Pinterest etc.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a nice simple to use curation tool. Great for developing student's study skills and collecting research sources.

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flea palmer's curator insight, March 13, 2014 8:32 AM

A really simple curation tool which could be really useful for students collecting content from a range of sources which can be filed in an easy-to-find folder structure.

MFaculty's curator insight, March 15, 2014 3:29 PM

This is a handy tool for research and content creation.

Daniel Pastor Peidro's curator insight, March 26, 2014 3:44 PM

Interesante herramienta para guardar: fotos, vídeos, textos, URLs de forma sencilla, fácil y rápida. 

Se integra con Firefox, Chrome y Safari. 

Puedes crear carpetas para organizar el contenido.

Se puede compartir con Facebook, Twitter y Google+.

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Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text

Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Curriculet’s digital reading platform allows teachers to enrich reading by embedding their questions, quizzes and rich media directly into the reading.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a very useful tool to create interaction around digital books and texts. The site also has an LMS to track students responses to any quizzes or learning objects teachers design.

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:16 AM

Definitely worth trying!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 7, 2014 2:17 AM

Amazingly easy to use. A good way to turn reading comprehension into something catchy!

lharvey's curator insight, March 9, 2014 1:04 PM

Appears to be geared mostly toward secondary at this time.  Would love to see upper elementary text added.

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Oppia - Interactive learning creator

It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! oppia.org helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing.

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Interesting tool created by Google. Anyone can use it to create interactive learning experiences.

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Quick video conferencing

Quick video conferencing | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
appear.in is an easy to use video meeting system in your browser
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great free tool that is so simple to use and which runs in the browser. You can host meetings of up to 8 people and no downloads or registration are necessary.

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Patty Ball's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:26 PM

another video conferencing option

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 20, 2014 7:15 AM

FaceTime on the iPad is great but this could be better in that its multiplatform.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 3, 10:32 AM

This sounds perfect for video conferencing. It's good for groups of up to 8 people and is  free too!

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Make Presentations Different

Make Presentations Different | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

With SlideIdea, presentations are no longer a one-man show. SlideIdea gives presenters the tools to engage their audience through their audience’s smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Each SlideIdea presentation is provided a unique URL (i.e, www.sld.im/12345 ). Regardless of the location, an audience can simply input the URL into their internet browser and then immediately follow along with slides, participate in polls, ask questions, or even network.


Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great free tool for creating interactive presentations and recording and publishing them. Just downloading it myself.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 16, 2014 4:38 PM

Slideidea, uma nova ferramenta online de criação de slides, permite-lhe criar excelentes apresentações a partir de uma coleção de templates moderna e muito completa.

Mas onde Slideidea se distingue verdadeiramente da concorrência é nas suas possibilidades de interação com a audiência: cada apresentação recebe um url único, para partilha, que permite, ao público acompanhar a apresentação slide a slide, fazer comentários, votações, questões, etc.

Slideideia permite ainda importar (e melhorar) apresentações Powerpoint e ficheiros Pdf.

Não chega? Muito bem: com Slideideia pode ainda gravar as suas falas durante a apresentação. Excelente!

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:40 AM

Otra forma de hacer presentaciones....

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:45 AM

This is an excellent idea for letting kids work through your presentations at their own pace. I wonder how it integrates with Keynote for importing existing work?

I am definitely going to have a play with this one. 

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Voxy - Learn a language from life

Voxy - Learn a language from life | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

We don’t believe learning should be based on static content, memorizing verb charts, grammar rules, or learning vocabulary words out of context. That’s why we create engaging exercises with authentic language used by native speakers. We don't write lessons for you, we curate real-world discourse and turn it into lessons adapted to your language level.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Voxy looks like a really great all round product to get students listening, reading and speaking. You can access it through any device, but the mobile app looks really great and it's one of the first I've seen that really seems to be drawing on the multimedia capabilities of mobile and tablet devices for language learning.

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Quick Idioms's curator insight, February 9, 2014 2:08 PM
creating engaging exercises with authentic language
Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:24 PM

Pour améliorer la compétence  LANGUE , anglais.

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 1:53 PM
Nik Peachey's insight: 

Voxy looks like a really great all round product to get students listening, reading and speaking. You can access it through any device, but the mobile app looks really great and it's one of the first I've seen that really seems to be drawing on the multimedia capabilities of mobile and tablet devices for language learning.

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CamScanner

Intelligent solution for document management on all devices, starting from capturing information precisely to storing, sharing, annotating and managing documents for different purposes. It makes the contents easily-accessed, organized and the collaboration efficient.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:31 AM

This looks like a handy tool for getting student work or class worksheets digitized quickly.

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Download videos from ALL video sites, Free!

Download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud mp3, Facebook, VK, Xvideos, Vimeo, Metacafe, Putlocker and more.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a very powerful media downloading tool. Very useful for anyone who doesn't want to take the chance of that useful piece of media disappearing or the connection going flat when you need it.

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Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, January 30, 2014 12:47 PM

A tool like this is a must-have for anyone who wants to include video clips in presentations. Relying on a network connection is just too scary!

Nataliasterns's curator insight, January 31, 2014 12:42 PM

para desc videos

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 8, 2014 7:26 PM

This can be a teachers friend when the internet goes down or blocked. Thank you for sharing this valuable and free service.

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Grab your research with a single click

Grab your research with a single click | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.


Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a good plugin to aid digital study skills.

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Intel® XDK

Intel® XDK | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

On September, 10, 2013, we released the Intel® XDK NEW, our initial release of a new version of the Intel® XDK. I want to let you know why we did this. As you probably know, Intel acquired the appMobi* HTML5 development tools last February, which included the then appMobi* XDK and Dev Center (the build service.) We re-launched it as the Intel® XDK shortly thereafter.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a very cool free tool for developing your own croosplatform mobile apps. Not sure yet how tricky it is to learn, but could be worth investing some time in. The apps it develops are based on HTML5 and other cross platform technologies rather than being native to one particular platform.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:18 PM

This looks like a very cool free tool for developing your own croosplatform mobile apps. Not sure yet how tricky it is to learn, but could be worth investing some time in. The apps it develops are based on HTML5 and other cross platform technologies rather than being native to one particular platform.

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Transcribe audio from interviews

Transcribe audio from interviews | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
A free HTML5 app to take the pain out of transcribing interviews. Useful for journalists, academics and anyone else transcribing audio. And it's open source, too.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great tool if you have a load of research interviews to transcribe. It doesn't do it for you but it can help you to make the process easier.

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Emma Lozano's curator insight, February 10, 2014 2:47 PM

Herramienta para transcribir vídeos y audio.

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:28 PM

Indispensable et fabuleux pour faciliter les interviews .

Les plans de relève lors de départs en retraite s'en trouvent facilités.

Eva Lacroix's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:28 PM

Un outil permettant de réaliser assez rapidement et de façon très simple des transcriptions. Je ne sais pas si c'est limité en durée / poids, mais aussi bien l'audio que la vidéo semble fonctionner. Génial quoi !

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Screenmailer for Mac

Screenmailer for Mac | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The fastest way to record and share high quality screen recordings
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like an ideal tool for creating flipped learning. You can record a talking head alongside your video screen and then email a link to the clip. Great free tool for Mac.

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Katherine Page Burdick's curator insight, January 12, 2014 11:01 AM

What a great way to do tutorials, revisit instrudction and set up a flipped environment. Also great tool for sudents to do demonstration tasks.

Niels Jakob Pasgaard's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:36 AM

For fans af flipped learning - og andre, der vil lave skærmoptagelser :-)

BB's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:09 AM

 

Worth trying!