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Creating Games for Journalism

Creating Games for Journalism | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it

Games mock realities that, at their best, can make players feel an emotion more powerfully than any other medium. You are the on-screen actor, and you control the game's plot through your actions. Having control means you're responsible, within obvious bounds, for what happens in the game, so achievements, failures, consequences and the emotions those come with, belong to you.


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Joe Pereira's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:45 AM

It's good to see at least a mention of Twine for creating CYOA games -although not mentioning Inform 7 or Quest 5 for creating parser-based IF is a huge oversight IMHO. Professor Denniz Jerz has been using Interactive Fiction/Inform 7 to teach Journalsim for many years 

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/blog/2012/11/15/what-a-21st-century-english-major-can-do-screencast-demo-of-an-inform-7-text-adventure-journalism-game/

Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 12:26 PM

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”

Ms. Corri's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:57 PM

This seems like a great way to teach kids, but also to get them to teach their peers. We know that if you can successfully teach someone, then you truly understand the skill.

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Seth's Blog: An end of books

Seth's Blog: An end of books | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly. Ideas aren’t going away soon, and neither are words. But, as the ecosystem dies, not only will the prevailing corporate...

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aisha ertugrul's comment, August 17, 2013 8:11 AM
As well as completely and utterly disregarding the fact that essential reading skills are very well learned through reading for pleasure and extensively reading for pleasure!
OneSpring's curator insight, August 19, 2013 9:56 AM

A very interesting thought from a very interesting man...

John Bostock's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:09 AM

I think this is especially true for text books!

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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

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For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like http://primarypad.com/ and http://sync.in/ to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts. Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:24 AM

This is my review with tutorial video and teaching suggestions of Quip's online word processor with a focus on encouraging peer editing.

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Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture

Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Though some teachers are still adamantly holding onto traditional formal lectures, many others are considering whether this is an ineffective and outdated model that no longer works in the information age.

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Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully
Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully.
Heather Thompson's comment, July 26, 2013 5:40 PM
agreed engaged learning can happen in a range of ways. Face to face engages differently
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GUIDES for iPads

GUIDES for iPads | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Making iPad resources with a Windows PC. Transition to teaching with devices: Step 1 iPad workflow and collaboration for Schools Google docs are live docs with no further uploading/emailing require...

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Rod Murray's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:50 AM

Some rich resources and how-tos here! for how to make the tranistion to digital classroom using iPad

netquester's comment, July 15, 2013 3:50 PM
Useful tips for good use of iPads
netquester's curator insight, July 15, 2013 3:50 PM

A good blog to follow

 

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Whiteboard Success: 13 Bright Ideas for the Interactive Whiteboard

Whiteboard Success: 13 Bright Ideas for the Interactive Whiteboard | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve been using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) for years, or you’ve never turned yours on, ramp up your students’ learning with these easy-to-learn (and teach!) strategies.

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Kim Smith's curator insight, July 6, 2014 10:21 PM

In my SMART Board courses, I find that teachers feel as though they are obligated to create lessons on a grandiose scale.  This article focuses on simple things that a SMART Board can be used for that  may often be overlooked in the process of creating big, flashy lessons.

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Go Mobile with your Presentations - Presefy.com

Go Mobile with your Presentations - Presefy.com | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Spice up your presentations by going 100% mobile and allow your audience to follow in real-time on their own devices.

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Profe Harper's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:32 PM

Add this to the growing number of presentation services that are popping up online.  I am not sure if this would replace other servces, such as Powtoon, Prezi, and Google Drive/Docs, but it definitely has its uses.  Check it out and see for yourself.

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40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
A must reference for every teacher/educator/lecturer/parent/student intended to enhance learning using web technologies

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:06 AM

Especially of interest for teacher trainees.

Christine Bushong's curator insight, May 1, 2013 3:32 PM

Web 2.0 tech tools for educators, published 2013.

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Free online tutorial for using Prezi

Free online tutorial for using Prezi | Web 2.0 for Teachers | 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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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:27 PM

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 9:24 AM
Delightful details for expanding use of the presentation tool.
Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 3, 2013 8:39 PM

It might help you, it helped me.

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The Problem Site: Problem Solving and Educational Games

The Problem Site: Problem Solving and Educational Games | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Problem Solving and Educational Games - solve problems, brainteasers and puzzles, and play educational games at The Problem Site

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20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Google Docs has revolutionised the way we create and edit content on the web.
It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it.

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Robin Thompson's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:16 PM

Our school just became a Google Apps for Education school, so this is a must for us!

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:30 AM

Erabiltzen duzuenontzako 'trukoak'

Tom Perran's curator insight, July 13, 2013 9:18 PM

Lots of new ways to use Google Docs!

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Free Visual QR Code Generator | Custom QR Code Design | Visualead

Free Visual QR Code Generator | Custom QR Code Design | Visualead | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Generate Visual QR Codes in less than a minute & Double Your Scans. Create Attractive & Intuitive QR Codes. Make Your Visual QR Code Today!

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Ken Morrison's comment, November 17, 2014 1:31 AM
Thanks. Have you been using this? Is it safe? Is it spammy? I do think that they look nice. I am curious of the benefits of creating an account. Can you track information such as GeoTagging, etc?
RitaZ's comment, November 17, 2014 4:10 PM
Not used this tool yet myself, Ken, but planning to. Maybe you can track back users who could answer your queries. Sorry about this :-(
RitaZ's comment, November 17, 2014 4:10 PM
Not used this tool yet myself, Ken, but planning to. Maybe you can track back users who could answer your queries. Sorry about this :-(
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Using VideoScribe to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos

Visit http://bibpodcast.com/videoscribe to see my full review of this product.

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10 Reasons Information Visualisation Rocks

10 Reasons Information Visualisation Rocks | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Humans are naturally visual creatures -- here are 10 great reasons to hop on the information visualisation train.

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Patty Ball's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:31 AM

I agree Nik, good supporting facts regarding the use of visualization

Tatiana Kuzmina's comment, August 14, 2013 6:32 PM
very interesting article about info graphics, thank you, Nik.
Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:33 AM

Explains the rise in use of infographics to manage large quantities of data. But I have to ask: are we visual learners by nature or have we become visual learners because of emerging technologies?

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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
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How To Look Good On a Webcam

How To Look Good On a Webcam | Web 2.0 for Teachers | 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.

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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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We Are Teachers

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This guide to understanding tablets and iPads in the classroom will help teachers new to the technology as well as those who are old hands, with ideas and app recommendations for every grade level and subject.
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Top 10 Free Video Recording Tools for #eLearning

Top 10 Free Video Recording Tools for #eLearning | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
What is a video recording tool you may ask and why would I need one?
A video recording tool records the action on a screen, for example, mouse movement and clicks, into an output format.

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Thomas Wooldridge's curator insight, April 9, 2013 7:14 AM

Outstanding list of 10 free tools to help you create your own products.

Mihail Gavrilov's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:50 AM

Бесплатные программы записи видео

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:27 AM

O que é uma ferramenta de gravação de vídeo?

10 melhores ferramentas de vídeo gratuitas ( Krut; Jing; JScreenRcorder 0.2; CamStudio; Webineria; Koyote Screen to Video; Windows Media Encoder; BB Flashback Express; TipCam). A lista é ordenada pelo sistema operacional (OS) e apresenta a descrição de cada uma das ferramentas

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Outline Pro - Outliner for Writers and Students for iPad and iPhone

Outline Pro - Outliner for Writers and Students for iPad and iPhone | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
It's both an outliner and a writing guide for your iPad and iPhone. Learn why Outline Pro is used in over 100 classrooms and was featured by Apple in 125 countries' App Stores.

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App Builder, Make an App, Mobile App Maker Software

App Builder, Make an App, Mobile App Maker Software | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
App Builder- Create an App, Make your own Mobile app using cloud based Mobile App Maker with no coding skills in Minutes.

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James Easterling's comment, April 22, 2013 8:06 PM
Has anyone tried this?
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10 Online Resources To Inspire Writers Of Any Age

10 Online Resources To Inspire Writers Of Any Age | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Our pals at Learnist wanted to alert you to some of their favorite online resources to inspire writers of all skill levels.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:30 PM

Many of us feel strongly about our favorite writers and genres. These are just a few...enjoy!

Douglas Eby's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:48 PM
More inspiration at The Inner Writer - Exploring the personal side of being a writer

http://theinnerwriter.com/

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14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit

14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit

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Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:41 AM

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

Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:41 PM

Best news: These are all free.

Tim Scholze's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:09 PM

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

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Storyplanet

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:09 AM

By making it easy to put interaction into your content we can help you make much more powerful projects because: 

  • Viewers spend more time on content if they can interact.
  • Viewers remember stuff better if they can interact.
  • Viewers keep returning to explore if they can interact.
  • Interaction means stats, which means knowledge to you.
  • Avoiding coding means you save time and money.
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46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Katie and I can't cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

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Rodrigo Carneiro's curator insight, July 10, 2013 11:34 AM

olhaaewww

Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:44 PM

Uma revisão muito interessante de um conjunto de apps especialmente concebidas para a organização de professores e estudantes.

Batu Alam Murah's comment, July 26, 2013 9:52 PM
That's really good
http://www.stonetilefactory.com/
http://www.jualbatualammurah.com/
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Sparkol: VideoScribe - Whiteboard Drawing Animation made easy

Sparkol: VideoScribe - Whiteboard Drawing Animation made easy | Web 2.0 for Teachers | Scoop.it
Sparkol VideoScribe - What's your story? Create engaging scribe videos easily

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