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DeskConnect | The missing link between your devices.

DeskConnect | The missing link between your devices. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Ever tried sending a file from one device to another?
Stop sending yourself endless emails with links and attachments. With DeskConnect, it's easy to send anything and everything between your devices.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Once it is set up, this app is a really a very quick and handy way of moving almost anything between your laptop, desktop or mobile devices. Excellent time saver if you work with media on different devices. For Apple only I'm afraid.

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Mary Starry's curator insight, September 8, 2013 9:55 AM

For those of you with Apple devices...

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:38 AM
Looking forward to testing this one. @NikPeachey indicates that once this is set up, it is a great time saver.
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Zeega

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Zeega is a new form of interactive media, enabling anyone to express themselves by easily combining media from the cloud. Make the web you want.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Zeega is a great tool for creating digital narrative. Users can add their own media as well as using found media from around the internet and media supplied by Zeega. They drag media onto digital pages and can edit them and add their own text commentary and sound track. Here's a great example http://zeega.com/152325 which celebrates 50 years since martin Luther King's 'I had a dream' speech.

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:35 AM

Zeega is yet another curator offering, but with some interesting, more potent, multi-sourcing capabilites. Check it out!

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Looking Glass

Looking Glass | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Create your own animated story, share your story on the web, remix to learn new skills, and learn to program!
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great tool for getting students to produce 3D animated movies which they can share online. They also get a sneak peak into the world of programming. You need to download the software and watch the tutorials, but this is a great project for kids.

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:07 AM

Awesome Tool.  I am going to try this.  

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:02 AM

I am going to try this for school!!!

Rebecca Stern's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:29 PM

Looks interesting, I wonder if it can be downloaded?

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eyeReport

Enhance your sharing experience. Add your personal touch to your iPhone's videos by actually reacting on screen to what your iPhone captures, and then share them by mail, or upload them to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Create additional value by juxtaposing contrasting videos, by turning onscreen reporter of your filmed experiences, by adding a teacher's talking head to a written blackboard, and much much more.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Eyereport puts an interesting twist on the video communication genre by adding the ability to record video on video. By this I mean that you can upload or record a video on your mobile device and then add a video commentary over the top explaining or commenting on what you see on the original video. Once you have completed the recording these can be shared to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or emailed directly from within the app. See http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/video-communication-apps-and-mobile.html for ore video communication apps.

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Paulo Moekotte's curator insight, August 26, 2013 9:10 AM

Deze app biedt ideale mogelijkheden om iets te delen door middel van video in een onderwijssetting (zoals bijvoorbeeld een praktijkmoment in de BPV) en daar vervolgens persoonlijk als stagiair(e) op te reageren of reflecteren door middel van een overlay.

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, August 26, 2013 10:14 AM

Zou interressant kunnen zijn voor verhalen vertellen in M.V.T.

M W Jones's curator insight, August 26, 2013 4:55 PM

allows you to add your own voice-over comments to video clips (reactions to personal videos/explanations for teaching)

 

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ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software from Evident Point

ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software from Evident Point | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Turn your vision into reality by creating your own version of an existing PDF or textbook. Give it a dynamic touch, jot down notes, add video/audio clips, and discuss materials with your readers within your interactive content. Use Active Textbook to learn, teach or simply share your documents online – it's easy!

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great tool  for creating interaction and adding multimedia to PDF content. Free for materials up to 500 page.

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xemabg's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:47 AM

Idem

Renuka de Silva's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:26 PM

A fun and a meaningful way to engage students in their learning.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:56 PM

looks like a cool thing to play with 

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Klikaklu - Photo Treasure Hunts

Like treasure hunting, geocaching, or scavenger hunts? Here's a quick, fun way to create and play outdoor finding games using your phone's camera and GPS!

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great tool for creating visual treasure hunts, just click photos of things you want students to find and then send the the treasure hunt. They have to find and match up their own pictures.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, August 20, 2013 7:17 AM
Could this be used in a library setting? I think so but could do with some ideas.
Casey Anley's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:06 AM

This could be a really fun thing to try on a class camp!

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Dictanote : Speech Recognizer for Chrome

Dictanote : Speech Recognizer for Chrome | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Dictanote is a mini Word Editor with Speech Recognition built-in and runs on your browser
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a nice simple browser based word processor. The dictation facility only works in Chrome, but it works pretty well. I tried it with a few tongue twisters and it got most of them right first time.

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Casey Anley's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:04 AM

Yay! A dictation service that actually works well!

Dawn Forney Gray's curator insight, August 22, 2013 8:54 AM

This online program works great!  Except that it spells my name Don!  LOL  can't have everything

Irina Tsvyatkova's curator insight, June 17, 7:35 AM
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How To Look Good On a Webcam

How To Look Good On a Webcam | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Here’s a little something many of us dread – webcam meetings. It’s one thing to chat with friends and family using Skype or Google Hangouts, but it’s another thing completely to try to look good and maintain a professional image for a webcam meeting.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Well worth helping students work on this as it will become increasingly important as more and more work is done this way.

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Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, August 29, 2013 2:25 AM
Good article. Thanks for sharing, Nik!
Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, August 29, 2013 2:25 AM
Good article. Thanks for sharing, Nik!
Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:56 PM

Nik Peachey's insight:

Well worth helping students work on this as it will become increasingly important as more and more work is done this way.

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Notes directly on the Home Screen

Get 1TapNote - Notes directly on the Home Screen on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Who doesn't use sticky notes? I know I do. Now we can use thme on the homescreen of the iPad.

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Linus Ridge's comment, August 14, 2013 4:57 PM
cool stuff. Thanks for sharing this
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Draft. Write Better.

Draft. Write Better. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Write better with Draft. Easy version control and collaboration to improve your writing.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a really nicely designed collaborative text editor which makes tracking and marking up changes much more transparent and easier to handle than tools like Google Docs or Word.

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pohua-chen's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:09 PM

Good for writing draft

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:16 AM

Dit is een mooie manier om je met schrijven te helpen, want je kan iemand uitnodigen je tekst te bekijken. Je kunt hem ook annoteren en versie vergelijken.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:30 AM

Draft. Write Better.

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Moldiv – Collage Photo Editor

Moldiv lets you combine and edit multiple photos to make amazing collages. Moldiv has fantastic frames and lots of professional editing options. Especially Moldiv offers awesome photo effects and great decoration features like text captions and numerous stamps.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a useful picture editor with a few more features than Instagram. Great for creating collages on displaying class projects. Works well on iPad too with good quality display. The free basic editor is good, but you have to buy premium packs for some of the more complex designs.

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really nice and very easy to use app for creating video animations, just draw with your finger record and move your images around.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, August 26, 2013 7:42 AM
Looks interesting,thanks.
Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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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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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like it might be a helpful tool for EFL / ESL students and teachers. Just copy and paste a text into the filed and it will replace harder words with simpler ones.

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:47 AM

Interesting idea - this could be useful in EFL teaching or just for people who are reading in English as a second language and need a bit of help.

 

I tried it on the Adobe Connect website to see if it would demystify some of the 'Marketese' though, and it didn't help much! A sentence such as 'Powering mission-critical web conferencing solutions, end-to-end, on virtually any device' is full of everyday words which are being used in an unnecessarily obscure way. Which is why I'm in favour of simply writing in plain English (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_english).

 

On that subject, I recently discovered the absolutely wonderful Simple English Wikipedia (http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), which does just that.

 

ytchquelia cargill's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:37 PM

This website is made for children that have a hard time understanding a word or sentence in the English language. By breaking down a word or difficult sentence into word that the child will be able to know.

 

Info: Rewordify.com

Mikev Techpage's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:49 PM

Structure

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Touchcast - Mix video and embed media

Touchcast - Mix video and embed media | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

TouchCast makes the language of TV come alive. On playback, touch a graphic to browse a related article, image, or content from the web. The video will keep playing while your audience engages with the vApp

Nik Peachey's insight:

Touchcast is an app for creating video content which links to various web based and embedded resources and media. It enables the user to create a video commentary which guides the viewer through various websites and study resources and gives a commentary of what these resources contain. At the same time the user can add supporting images to their video to support understanding of what they are saying. Great for creating flipped learning.

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:47 AM

Knowledge is equal parts contructivism (conceptual) and connectivism (social) and to the degree that communication can be broadened and enhanced to affect both at the same time, knowledge devlopment becomes more enabled. Touchcast is the kind of tech development that could have just such an effect in this arena.  Ya.. this could be... fantastic!

Alison Marsh's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:14 PM

This looks very useful but for learning&teaching or production? Not sure - further investigation required. Also: anyone know how much this costs?

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Pheed

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Pheed is a free social multimedia platform that enables users to create, inspire and share text, photos, videos, audio tracks, voice-notes and live broadcasts.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This seems to be one of the microblogging platforms of choice for teens at the moment. It centres around creative expression and although you can use it through the browser it has been designed for use on mobile. Great for creating video, audio and image up dates. Very nicely designed platform.

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Elizabeth Catania's curator insight, November 25, 2013 2:05 PM

I think it is so exciting to teach English pedagogy through multimedia. New Literacies as they call it, is so innovative and truly allows a student to make deeper, more menaingful connections from what they already know to what they are working towards learning. Knowledge is only power when you can use it and apply it as you share what you know with others!

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Six3 CREATE. TALK. SHARE. VIDEO

Start conversations. Tell stories.
Share public videos to Six3 and social networks. Send private videos to anyone.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Six3 is similar to MailVu and also compatible with most platforms, but it gives you the choice of recording private or public message and has an additional filter feature which can help to improve your appearance on the video. It's called Six3 because you have 63 seconds of recording time in each message. Like Mailvu, the messages are also sent via links through your email, but they can also be posted directly to Twitter or Facebook from within the app.

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SCR Screen Recorder Free ★root - Applications Android sur Google Play

SCR Screen Recorder Free ★root - Applications Android sur Google Play | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Record great quality screencasts directly from your phone or tablet! SCR Screen Recorder uses hardware accelerated video encoding to achieve best quality screen recording on any device. It's the only video recorder on the market supporting Tegra device including Nexus 7.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks pretty useful for Android users. You can now record screencast from your phone or tablet. Great for recording tutorials.

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Mary A. Axford's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:08 AM

Perhaps useful for creating tutorials, among other tasks.

محمد البقعاوي's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:02 PM

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Online video Tutorials ,Free University courses and training || OpenVideoTutorial.com

Online video Tutorials ,Free University courses and training || OpenVideoTutorial.com | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

An open collection of Tutorials,Lectures and training Courses from top universities and colleges.10000+ free training courses.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This site collects together video tutorials and lectures from all over the internet and puts them into a browsable index. Useful for some autonomous student development.

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Dawn Jensen's comment, October 30, 2013 1:54 PM
I see that Sue. Thanks for the catch. I don't know if it's temporary or not.
Dawn Jensen's comment, October 30, 2013 1:54 PM
I see that Sue. Thanks for the catch. I don't know if it's temporary or not.
Riccardo Sarperi's curator insight, June 20, 2014 10:07 AM

(In inglese..)

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Record mp3: record live audio and get an mp3

Record mp3: record live audio and get an mp3 | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Just click the button above to start recording. We will give you an mp3 you can save, and a link you can share with anyone.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really simple way to create and share mp3 recordings without having to download any specific software. I tried it using Firefox on Mac and recorded well with good sound clarity, but hasn't yet uploaded. Would be interested to see if anyone else has more success.

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pohua-chen's curator insight, August 18, 2013 10:56 PM

easy record your own voice and it is fun.

Beata Werner's comment, August 23, 2013 8:06 AM
Mine was saved but couldn't play it for ome reason
Tony Gough's comment, August 26, 2013 7:05 AM
I think the best audio recorder is 'Audacity'. Yes, there's a learning curve, not much of one, and the options it gives pretty amazing to say that it's free!
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Viz - The quickest way to create simple charts

Viz - The quickest way to create simple charts | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Viz is the first iOS App that lets you create simple graph charts instantly

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a handy tool for creating graphs and visualising data.

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Dean J. Fusto's comment, August 31, 2013 10:18 PM
Thanks for the scoop. I am eager to test Viz. -Dean
Dan Ferreira's comment, August 31, 2013 10:56 PM
It's pretty simple...maybe too simple
موسى ابو عوكل's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:14 AM

שלומי הוא מקום שאני לא יודע איפה הוא לכן אני רוצה עזרה ממכם

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MixBit

MixBit | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Create videos together! Record, edit and publish videos right from your mobile device, then collaborate and remix videos uploaded by the MixBit community.
Nik Peachey's insight:

With all the power of Google behind it, it's hard to see how this won't be a success. Great tool for getting students to collaborate on video based projects together.

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PollSnack | Online survey software, web poll & questionnaire tool

PollSnack | Online survey software, web poll & questionnaire tool | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

PollSnack is an easy to use online poll & survey software that allows you to create and publish questionnaires and then view the answers in real time.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a simple tool for creating polls which you can then embed into websites. It looks like these use Flash, so there may be problems with mobile compatibility though. Good quick tool for getting students doing basic research or for you to do action research.

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Fabiola Hermosilla Alegria's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:42 PM

Excelente para mi tesis de magister!!

Casey Anley's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:23 AM

 Now THIS is awesome: Introducing POLLSNACK - a funky format for polls and surveys that learners could use in their projects, or you could use in the classroom to gauge interest or collect information!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, January 23, 2014 4:25 PM

Online survey tool used by teachers - would it work for you?

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Quip - Collaborative word processor for mobile

Quip - Collaborative word processor for mobile | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

With Quip, you can make your edits right in the shared document, comment on a specific section, and even chat with the other authors directly while you're all making tweaks. Tracked changes show exactly how the draft has evolved.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:52 PM

Seems like a cool collaborative tool!

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:08 AM

Useful for collaborative editing of the text...

Heiko Idensen's curator insight, September 21, 2013 1:22 AM

Quip läuft auf Desktop-Computern (PC und Mac), iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, und Android. Wo immer du auch bist, welches Gerät du auch benutzt - Quip ist dabei und funktioniert.

Gemeinschaftliches Bearbeiten

Mit Quip können alle zur gleichen Zeit an derselben Version des Dokuments arbeiten.

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Zotero | Home

Zotero | Home | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a handy tool for students to collect their research digitally.

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Snapshotic's comment, August 8, 2013 6:28 PM
There is a standalone version which works with Chrome and Safari. Best citation manager by a long way...
Fabiola Hermosilla Alegria's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:02 AM

Interesante...

Dawn Forney Gray's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:05 AM

I love Zotero for keeping track of research and citing sources.  Couldn't do without it.