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"The illiterate of the 21st century won't be those who can't read & write but those who can't learn unlearn & relearn" - Alvin Toffler

 

Here are some tools that I have learnt about recently that may help students learn, unlearn & relearn.  Email me if you have found any of your own.

 

 

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Keepin' It Real with RealtimeBoard: Online Collaborative Boards

Keepin' It Real with RealtimeBoard: Online Collaborative Boards | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
One such tool I learned of recently is RealtimeBoard.com. After an initial inspection and test run, I have decided to add it to my burgeoning Symbaloo list of worthy websites and apps. Here is a qu...

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Give it a try...

 

Here is their website:

 

http://realtimeboard.com/

 

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The Best 10 Free Word Cloud Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 10 Free Word Cloud Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
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So many tool, one must be right for your students. What do you have to loose?

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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters - into a visually stunning word cloud
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How to get the message out -say it in word images. Empower learto create review, think, create

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Make a word cloud - WordItOut

Make a word cloud - WordItOut | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Word clouds are a fun way to show words, where the most important ones are bigger than the others. Discover, generate and share word clouds from any text with WordItOut! Now you can get them as custom gifts too!
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A new way to give words more power

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Quizlet

Quizlet | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free.
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Great quiz tool for all levels.

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ZaidLearn: A Juicy Collection of Bloom's Digital Taxonomies!

ZaidLearn: A Juicy Collection of Bloom's Digital Taxonomies! | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
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A great site with a large number of ideas and apps realting to blooms. Wonderful place to start if looking at using apps in any learning environment.

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27_1Web2_Literacy_p15-22.pdf

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This paper explores issues surrounding definitions of “new literacy” practices as they relate to Web 2.0 tools while drawing on pertinent, emerging
research to discuss the value of integrating digital literacy applications in K–12 and higher education classrooms.

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How Do Teachers' Expectations Affect Student Learning | Education.com

How Do Teachers' Expectations Affect Student Learning | Education.com | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Overviews teacher behaviors and the resulting effect on student learning and achievement. Includes the role of emotion, expectations and ability grouping.
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Create QR Code Business Cards! Free meCard, vCard Business Card Creator

Create QR Code Business Cards! Free meCard, vCard Business Card Creator | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Share your contact data with 2d barcode business cards! Just create the business cards online for free (meCard, vCard, URL QR Code) and decode the QR card with your smartphone!
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21cif.com/tools/evaluate

21cif.com/tools/evaluate | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it

Use the guiding questions linked below to determine whether the Web sites you've found would be useful resources to share with your class.
You can evaluate up to three sites using this tool. If you have more than three sites, after you've answered the questions and saved  your text, just start again. You can use the tool as many times as you need to evaluate all the resources that you've found.

 

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WebSummarizer

WebSummarizer summarizes web pages and documents and instantly pinpoints relevant information.  Make a long story short!

Explore WebSummarizer rich visual presentation of interactive summaries. Download the summaries as Visual Summaries Tree Views Keyword Clouds Mind Maps

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A Detailed History Of Social Media - Edudemic |...

A Detailed History Of Social Media - Edudemic |... | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Do you know the history of social media? Think we'll remember Facebook in 20 years? This detailed timeline is a must-see. (A Detailed History Of Social Media - Edudemic |...
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Web 2.0 Taxonomy - The Educator's PLN

Web 2.0 Taxonomy - The Educator's PLN | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Educators are undoubtedly familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy and how it has impacted which activities teachers design for learning activities.Teachers are also kee…
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12 Valuable Wordle Tips You Must Read...Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 1

12 Valuable Wordle Tips You Must Read...Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 1 | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I enjoy working with teachers and...
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52 Interesting Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom - Google Drive

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The Ultimate Guide to Wordle for Educators

The Ultimate Guide to Wordle for Educators | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
For the uninitiated Wordle is essentially a word cloud generator that creates word clouds from text you either manually enter or draw from websites, news feeds or utilise tags from a del.icio.us account to create a visually appealing word cloud...
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Wondered what to wordle. Here are some outside thr box ideas. More then words

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Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Helping parents, teachers, and librarians use games in education. Because fun matters!
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Great pod casting covering interesting ways to use games in a number of areas.

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Lexipedia - Where words have meaning

Lexipedia - Where words have meaning | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it

OMG - what a great tool for exploring the deeper meaning of words.  Not only does it break down the meaning but give audio for our students that struggle with understanding how to pronounce the words.  A wonderful tool for our visual learners to help them adapt their learning styles. Give it a go!!

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cooltoolsforschools - Quiz and Poll Tools

cooltoolsforschools - Quiz and Poll Tools | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
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GREAT SITE TO FIND AMAZING TOOLS TO HELP OUT IN CLASS

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Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it
Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on gorgeous charts in PowerPoint, Keynote, or web browser.
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“Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself”.

I've been thinking a lot about lifelong learning (LLL) and how it fits into the world today. Many folks think that LLL is only for those of the age 50 and above. That is the only real context in which the average person sees it being ...
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Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool

Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool | Transformative tools, schools and pedagogy | Scoop.it

Effective research allows students to find accurate information effectively. These
sites provide different ways to search for information.Boolify provides learners with a manipulative mental model for Boolean Web Search contruction. It can be used to teach and learn Boolean Web Search in a variety of settings.

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