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Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 in depth review of the video camera

http://www.fiveminutevideomarketing.com Which is better, Apple's all-new iPhone 5 or Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone? Find out after this in-depth co...

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Best Free presentation Software and PowerPoint Alternative

Best Free presentation Software and PowerPoint Alternative | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

The 5 Best Free Presentation Software Alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint. Everyone agrees that Microsoft Powerpoint is so 20th century. It is not the best free presentation tool (In fact it’s not free at all). So what should you use if you want to make 21st century presentations? A few options come close to claim the best free presentation software.


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SLRE's curator insight, February 14, 2013 4:58 AM

Overzicht (Engelstalig) met korte bespreking van een 5-tal gratis alternatieven voor PowerPoint.

Ileane Smith's comment, February 16, 2013 8:33 AM
Slide Rocket and Google Drive can work together and I'm using them to create YouTube videos. I have Prezi on my to do list.
Doug Joubert's curator insight, February 16, 2013 8:34 AM

These online PowerPoint alternatives are pretty sweet!

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Apps in Education: Collaborative App Guide for the Classroom by @1moniqued

Apps in Education: Collaborative App Guide for the Classroom by @1moniqued | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

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On Campaign Promises Report Card, Obama Did 'Pretty Well' : NPR

On Campaign Promises Report Card, Obama Did 'Pretty Well' : NPR | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

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PolitiFact has been keeping a list — a very long list — on the president's first term.

 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning political watchdog assesses the veracity of political claims, and this week, it released a report card on the promises Obama made during his first presidential campaign.

 

PolitiFact deputy editor Angie Holan tells weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden the results are mixed, but on the whole he did pretty well: Some 47 percent of promises were kept — good by politician standards — and only 23 percent were rated as broken.

 

"Another 26 percent he made partial progress on, we rate those promises as a compromise," Holan said.

 

A boon to Obama's promise-keeping came from the passage of big-name programs like the economic stimulus package and the education program Race to the Top. MORE


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101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers

101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
A list of the top 101 websites for social studies, U.S. history, world history, government, economics and civics teachers.

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Mohamed Cherif's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:42 AM

Amazing

 

Mohamed Cherif's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:59 AM

A wonderful source of different materials that, you teacher, will certainly enjoy and then introduce your students to a variety of activities...

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JOLT - Examining Student Needs in the Online Classroom through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Model

The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

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How do you use an Activity System to improve accessibility to e-learning by students with disabilities?

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How do you use an Activity System to improve accessibility to e-learning by students with disabilities?

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The 12 Learning Principles Video Games Promote

The 12 Learning Principles Video Games Promote | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
"1- Active, Critical Learning Principle All aspects of the learning environment are set up to encourage active and critical, not passive learning.

2- Design Principle Learning about and coming to appreciate design and design principles is core to the learning experience

3- Semiotic Principle Learning about and coming to appreciate interrelations within and across multiple sign systems ( images, words, actions, symbols, artifacts, etc.) as a complex system is core to the learning experience.

4- Semiotic Domains Principle Learning involves mastering, at some level, semiotic domains, and being able to participate, at some level, in the affinity group or groups connected to them..."
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Turn your notes into writing using the Cornell method

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This post is by Dr Katherine Firth who works in Academic Skills at the University of Melbourne, with a particular interest in research student literacies. Basically, Katherine is a Thesis Whisperer...

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Helen Blunden's curator insight, December 15, 2012 4:19 PM

Great idea to take notes and summarise thoughts. Application wider than just to uni students. Quite simple to apply immediately. 

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Fiscal Cliff | The Simpsons | Animation on FOX

Still reeling from the presidential election results, Mr. Burns takes a few minutes to explain the upcoming fiscal cliff. Subscribe now for more The Simpsons...
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Jindal: End 'dumbed-down conservatism' - Jonathan Martin

Jindal: End 'dumbed-down conservatism' - Jonathan Martin | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party...
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Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video

Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

Wibbitz is a text-to-video platform that can automatically turn any text-based article, post or feed into a short video. Using Wibbitz almost any article, post or feed on the web can be instantly turned into a short video clip.


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Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Dennis T OConnor's comment, November 29, 2012 4:07 PM
I've had nothing but success using this tool. I've used the RSS feeds from my scoop.it magazines to create a Wibbitz news feed that I've placed on several of my blogs. Platform: Chrome +PC
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What Is Critical Thinking?

What Is Critical Thinking? | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

Professor Paul Gary Wyckoff articulates the critical thinking skills he wants his students to learn.

 

Read more, very interesting...:
 http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/10/what-is-critical-thinking/

 


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Electric Slide - deliver PowerPoint, documents and videos to any screen

Electric Slide - deliver PowerPoint, documents and videos to any screen | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

Electric Slide is the easiest way to wirelessly present PowerPoint slides, Office documents, PDFs and videos with your iPhone or iPad. Your device is a remote control that works anywhere with any screen. Since viewers just need your simple URL to follow along, setup is a cinch. You can also connect your device directly to a TV or projector via HDMI or VGA.


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Jacq's comment, March 1, 2013 1:18 AM
the pricing for more than one co-user I need to think about
Karen Dietz's comment, March 1, 2013 12:57 PM
I agree Jacq! For some, the pricing won't be an issue. For sole proprietors, it could be something to carefully consider.
Cori Zuppo's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:27 PM

Absolutely cool. Now, how to make it work in a classroom with a diverse student population who perhaps cannot afford iThings...and the classroom PCs are not wireless...hmmm...

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Data journalism: 22 key links

Data journalism: 22 key links | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
I have been teaching basic data journalism for a while now – and these links are so useful I keep them with me every time. I will add and update these in the future too Free and simple viz to...

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Israelis find 2,750-year-old temple

Israelis find 2,750-year-old temple | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,750-year-old temple near Jerusalem, along with pottery and clay figurines that suggest the site was the home base for a ritual cult, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

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5 Useful Audio Recording iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Useful Audio Recording iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

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Love wave pad it has been my app of the week before checkout some of the other app of the week reviews on http://dakinane.com/blog
Zach Branham's curator insight, October 11, 2013 8:33 PM

Technology like this allows any person wanting to spread their music or sound on a global level without needing a giant label to do so. Apps such as Soundcloud reaches the far reaches and crevasses of the world to create a community of people sharing music. This is allowing people to not always use a professional studio and label, but allowing them to produce themselves.

 

Here are some pros: The average artist will be able to record and share their music with the world without spending a large sum of money to record professionally and get a label to push the album into the world. This also helps to put out artists that some people refer to as "The Greatest Unknown Artist", It helps everybody get themselves out there and reach for the stars.

 

Cons: People will migrate to these cheaper faucets of mass media hysteria in order to save money, they will start doing everything themselves. In turn this creates a financial strain on recording studios and producers who will have a decreased workload. Industry jobs will start becoming fewer, smaller studios who don't have V.I.P bands record will start closing because of lack of funding. It ultimately eliminates more industry jobs.

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Israelis find 2,750-year-old temple

Israelis find 2,750-year-old temple | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,750-year-old temple near Jerusalem, along with pottery and clay figurines that suggest the site was the home base for a ritual cult, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

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Great Mind Mapping Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Mind Mapping Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

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Israelis find 2,750-year-old temple

Israelis find 2,750-year-old temple | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,750-year-old temple near Jerusalem, along with pottery and clay figurines that suggest the site was the home base for a ritual cult, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

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Assignments That Promote Critical Thinking | Faculty Focus

Assignments That Promote Critical Thinking | Faculty Focus | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
"Teaching students to think critically has long been a goal of education. Some, like the authors of the article highlighted here, think it’s a goal whose importance has increased. When today’s students graduate, they “must fend for themselves in an information environment characterized by a fragmented media establishment, blurb-driven news coverage, and an increasingly polarized political system. Given the normative bias, questionable logic, and contorted facts that people face these days, it is essential that students learn to discern and evaluate different types of information.” (p. 619)

The authors follow with another important point. Advice on assignments that promote critical thinking is pretty generic. “Most suggestions … offer vague advice: allow students to discuss matters, tell students they need to think critically, ask them to rewrite.” (p. 624) Concrete examples that have been used in the classroom and assessed for their effectiveness are not commonly available. And one goal of this article is to remedy that deficiency..."
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

Here are 39 sites for using one of the greatest innovations: THE iPAD


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Dico Krommenhoek's comment, December 9, 2012 2:52 AM
Great post again, Timo! Thanks!
Shannon Gray's curator insight, January 1, 2013 4:32 PM

Great list of links to several sites for using the iPad. Something for every

one...

Chris Brumbaugh's curator insight, January 3, 2013 9:12 PM

Helpful list of links for iPads.

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Why the Republican Party Needs to Wake Up

Why the Republican Party Needs to Wake Up | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

by MEGHAN McCAIN (The Daily Beast)


I found out early on Election Day that Mitt Romney wouldn’t become our next president. I called my father, and he answered sounding somber. He told me that, based on early polling numbers, he didn't see a foreseeable way for Romney to pull it off. There’s a very specific tone of voice my father uses to deliver bad news, and I flashed back to 2008. Still, I must have been in denial, because I pointed out that Ohio and Florida hadn’t been called yet, and we all know that elections are decided in Ohio! My father just sighed and said, “Honey, I’m sorry.” I started to choke back tears.


There was no reason for me to have such an emotional reaction to Romney’s loss. It’s not like he’s a close friend. Looking back to last week, I think that I was mourning something else. For the last four years, writing on this website, I’ve been calling for the Republican Party to come to terms with reality and modernize. Last Tuesday, Mitt Romney lost—and he lost big. As Republicans, we lost again. I felt sad, exhausted, beaten down, and heartbroken. It was the first time that I considered that the Republican Party, which I love so much, might die.


I know there are many out there, especially in the more conservative sphere, that regard me with disdain. I don’t fit into the traditional Republican box that the wingnuts who have hijacked my party think all Republicans should.... [MORE]



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How Much Obamacare Will REALLY Cost Papa John's

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News flash to Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter: Obamacare isn’t the only thing costing your business money.
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The Conflict in Syria

The Conflict in Syria | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

Brown University's Choices Program has many excellent resources for social studies teachers including "Teaching with the News."  Many teachers are seeing the importance of Syria, but might lack the regional expertise to put it in context or to the time to link it with the curriculum.  If that is the case (and even if it is not), this is the perfect place to find lesson plans on the ongoing Syrian conflict. 

 

Tags: political, MiddleEast, conflict, war.


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