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Cannot rave enough about this app!  You'll have to see it for yourself and enjoy the amazing functionality of being able to record with your smart device, altering it, labelling it and then uploading to YouTube seamlessly! Must have teaching tool for students and teachers alike.

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16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability | inov8 Educational Consulting

16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability | inov8 Educational Consulting | Worth Following | Scoop.it

"In this post, we examine 16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD).

 

New apps on the iPad can assist students with remediation as well. While apps are not as advanced as specialized software right now in terms of full support for specific academic skills, they are improving. Most apps that have been developed to date focus on the remediation aspect and not support. There are huge advantages to using an app for remediation or to bypass the challenges associated with NVLD on the iPad: the ability to manipulate the information on the screen, high level of engagement, mobility, and full interactivity. Here are our recommendations for apps for elementary students that have difficulty with the above-mentioned areas."


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Glad to see that there's an app for that - going the extra mile for our students who struggle with their learning should not be impeded by our lack of research! There are a number of very valuable links here:

http://www.inov8-ed.com/2010/12/theres-a-special-app-for-that-part-4-16-apps-for-elementary-students-with-non-verbal-learning-disability/

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Content Curation: 13 Sense-Making Approaches To Add Value To Information

Content Curation: 13 Sense-Making Approaches To Add Value To Information | Worth Following | Scoop.it

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This is definately something that anyone in the coming new century needs to learn how to do effectively.  Do we want regurgitation or depth of learning from knowledge gained?   I value, for example, how Scoop.it allows for the 'web interface' to be looked after, by them ,and the curation and learning happens with us!

 

Thanks for sharing this Robin Good!

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Maria Persson's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:03 PM

This is definately something that anyone in the coming new century needs to learn how to do effectively.  Do we want regurgitation or depth of learning from knowledge gained?   I value, for example, how Scoop.it allows for the 'web interface' to be looked after, by them ,and the curation and learning happens with us!

 

Thanks for sharing this Robin Good!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:54 AM

Robin's insights always bring content to the next level!

Michelle Ockers's curator insight, June 30, 2:00 PM

Article lists a range of ways to use sense-making to add value to curated content.

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Content Curation as a New Form of Journalism


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Lengthy but worth a read - makes you think about the future of journalism but the exciting prospect of hearing currently unknown and new voices.  

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:18 PM
Content curation is a great way to gather and share news based around a particular topic.
Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:10 AM

When curation creates stories ....... 

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 3, 2013 2:59 AM

Curation as a new form of journalism.... hmmm, interesting! This does however raise questions about the authenticity of the information being disseminated, isn't it? Are we moving away from first-hand reports? How accurate is the information one curates? Why does one really curate? Lack of creativity??? Lack of first-hand info? Curation, yes, it's an interesting concept, but it does raise a lot of questions. Let's not accept it just as it is.... 

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24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint

24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint | Worth Following | Scoop.it
Did you know you can broadcast your slides over the web, or use your mouse as a laser pointer? Here are 24 handy tips for using PowerPoint.

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Always more to learn with the software that has been around for a while - glad that PPT keeps up with the changes and challenges that web tools afford.

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Mack James's curator insight, November 15, 2013 2:23 AM

always great to know more of what you use daily in the classroom

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 18, 9:18 PM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 18, 9:19 PM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

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PDF to Word Converter

PDF to Word Converter | Worth Following | Scoop.it
Convert PDF to Word. Online PDF to Word converter
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Nothing is ever truly free but this PDF converter seems to do the trick...The option to save to Google Drive is problematic but I might need to play with it a bit more.  Worth your while to play with if you find yourself needing a conversion.

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Creating interactive video on the iPad

Creating interactive video on the iPad | Worth Following | Scoop.it

I think this kind of tool can be really beneficial for creating flipped learning or video orientated learning as the speaker can guide learners to various learning resources on the web. They can also embed visual support for language learners such as text and images and even write over the video as though it were a whiteboard.


Via Nik Peachey
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Still under review from a personal and professional development perspective ( as a tool for teaching and learning)  but there are some who love it and say that it's an invaluable teaching tool.  If you have had any successes or failures using this app please feel free to let me know - I love the opinions of others! Thanks.

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Diana Montes's curator insight, September 9, 2013 11:25 AM

Una poderosa App con la que se puede hacer video para enseñar, para los que tienen Ipad  :D

Dionisio Perez's curator insight, September 18, 2013 6:23 PM

La creatividad usando las nuevas tecnologías.

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 16, 9:54 PM

Videos are growing exponentially in importance as an effective communication tool.

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Combining 1:1 and OER is an Educational Game Changer

Combining 1:1 and OER is an Educational Game Changer | Worth Following | Scoop.it
The open educational resources (OER) trend and the 1:1/Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend are bringing out the best in each other. Open Educational Resources
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Essentially it is not worth fighting with students to take away their mobile devices when they bring them to school.  This article outlines some of the reasons for this by connecting BYODs with OERs.

 

As budgets are lowered in terms of supplying technological hardward and even software it becomes a matter for teachers, parents and the wider communitites that we all belong to, to engage with understanding how we might better take advantage of the tools at our students' fingertips and the increased access to OERs.

 

Teaching them to be responsible digital citizens, rather than cyber bullies could be an outcome of having conversations and learning as they BYODs into their learning environments (which could be anywhere - another topic :-)  

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Children in Crisis Conference 7-9 Oct 2013

Children in Crisis Conference 7-9 Oct 2013 | Worth Following | Scoop.it
Children are our taonga, Children are our future.
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The Centre for Global Studies in Education at University of Waikato, Te Whare Wânanga o Waikato, Hamilton, is hosting this important national hui in response to recent reports and research on children and young people in crisis in Aotearoa/ New Zealand.

 

This 3 day conference provides an opportunity for all interested groups (e.g. practitioners, teachers, counsellors, social workers, academics, police, paediatricians and agencies) to discuss these vital issues and seek evidence-based solutions for better services for children and young people. This will include:

discussing government policies and initiativespromoting an on-going forumdeveloping a Handbook for Teachersproducing other relevant publications

UNLESS WE ALL HELP TO ALLEVIATE CHILD POVERY AND ABUSE NOW WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO OFFER OUR FUTURE LEADERS.

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Finding Images in Google Presentations

Finding Copyright-friendly Images in Google Presentations (My screencast on using the Research Tool in Google Presentations to find copyright-friendly images http://t.co/3stEdRCDGz #tlchat)...

Via Baiba Svenca
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This is one very great bonus of working with the Google brand of products!

Thanks for the great screencast - a nice teaching tool :-)

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:40 PM

A very useful post! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 25, 2013 6:35 PM

thank you...

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2:52 AM

Finding Images in Google Presentations

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Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! | Worth Following | Scoop.it
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagg...

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Cool!

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nicoleta susanu's curator insight, May 27, 2013 1:31 PM

ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagging the locations of the labels. Tagging works by drawing on the image to define what the quiz should test people on, and then labeling each of those tags. It is very easy to use and has a basic, simple interface and best of all – no signup required! This means you can get students to create their own quizzes without worrying about them having to create accounts and then forgetting the password

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:44 PM

Very nice! Create your own quiz or use one already created. Students can create quizes too! No email address is required to create an account. Images can be uploaded from your computer or from an url. Totally free!

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3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers : NPR

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers : NPR | Worth Following | Scoop.it
An enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet.

Via sylvia martinez
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This is what practical and real learning looks like, feels like and provides engagement in learning for life! Brilliant!

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Maria Persson's comment, July 31, 2013 2:22 AM
How wonderful is the learning here! Love this. Thanks for the scoop.
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The 5 Types of Technology Adopters in Schools: Which One Are You ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Types of Technology Adopters in Schools: Which One Are You ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Worth Following | Scoop.it

Via Rajashree Basu
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I think that labeling 5 seems a bit limited as I work with so many who toggle  so these are useful as a starting point. Anyone have other ideas?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 7, 2013 7:02 AM

We need to be careful with these broad stereotypes. I know people who think they are early adopters and innovators who are nothing of the sort.

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Always impressed by the prolific creation of apps for increasing literacy!

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A New Google Drive Update to Enhance Group Work

A New Google Drive Update to Enhance Group Work | Worth Following | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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There is always something new to learn about using Google Drive - even if it's only about how to collaborate better!

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Maria Persson's curator insight, February 8, 11:51 AM

Thanks Tom for your continuous passion in teaching and tech and finding  brilliant tools for learning. Love #google. 

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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learnin by Mike Acedo

24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learnin by Mike Acedo | Worth Following | Scoop.it
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For those into gaming for education a must read - I only need time to play and an audience.  Anyone using any of these with success please comment - I'd love to hear about it!

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Present And Annotate Live Presentations With PDF Presenter

Present And Annotate Live Presentations With PDF Presenter | Worth Following | Scoop.it
As we all know MS PowerPoint provides many robust options for creating presentations. However, despite the wide range of available options in PowerPoint it can be hard to annotate slides during a live presentation.

Via Baiba Svenca
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So useful and fun too!

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Chloe Polledri Mirate's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:35 PM

Un petit outil de plus pour PDF 

Dovid's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:02 AM

If you use a smartboard, you might get stuck sometimes because you forgot to convert your original PDF into jpeg or any picture format, sot that you can tweak them while having a class.  This app would eliminate that need! 

Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 10, 2013 10:29 AM
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The article describes how you can display and annotate your PDF presentations using PDF Presenter which serves as an online whiteboard. It lets you highlight the important points on your document while you are demonstrating it.

PDF Presenter is free and it works on all platforms but you will need Java to use it.

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For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply | Worth Following | Scoop.it

From blogs.kqed.org - Today, 10:29 AM
 It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence.

“Until adolescence there are lots of new connections being made between neurons to store patterns and information collected from the environment,” Brant says.

The brain adds many synapses in the cortex. This comes at a time when the brain is especially responsive to learning. This is typically followed by cortical pruning in adolescence, as the brain shifts from hyperlearning mode.

Hewitt agrees: “The developing brain is a much more flexible organ than the mature brain.”

Learning doesn’t stop at adolescence, of course, but the “sensitive period” — where the brain is hyperlearning mode — does appear to come to an end. Learning new things gets harder.

 


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Learning shouldn't stop ever! Enjoy this very eye opening blog post.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 24, 2013 8:44 AM
Thanks Linda. I appreciate the reference to the NPR discussion.
EerstehulpSEO's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:56 PM

brilliant

Sharla Shults's curator insight, October 2, 2013 2:40 PM

For some reason, as kids get older, they no longer 'think that thinking' is important! They don't want to think; instead, they simply just want the answer.

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Google Drive iPad App Updated: New Design

Google Drive iPad App Updated: New Design | Worth Following | Scoop.it

"The Google Drive app for iPad and iOS was updated yesterday, to Version 2.0.0.

 

Top of the list of changes in this update is a brand new design for the app, that features a new grid view (that can be toggled to list view with one tap) and thumbnail previews for files and photos.There’s also a new ‘Get Link’ feature that provides the link to a file stored in Drive."


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Much more user friendly! Thanks Google!

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Worth Following | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


Via John Evans
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Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

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Diana Montes's curator insight, August 30, 2013 12:29 PM

¿Y si fueran libres?

Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:09 AM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:58 AM

add your insight...

 
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Free PowerPoint Games - now students may start to like PowerPoint!

Free PowerPoint Games - now students may start to like PowerPoint! | Worth Following | Scoop.it
The best free PowerPoint Games for Teachers and Trainers on the web.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Need to give it a try...

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:29 PM

10 free games to choose from.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 13, 2013 5:45 AM

Excellent resource here for teachers - students will enjoy completely!

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How to share a file or folder with Dropbox for iOS

How to share a file or folder with Dropbox for iOS | Worth Following | Scoop.it
The Dropbox app for both iPhone and iPad not only stores all your files but lets you share them with people when and if you need to. From individual files to entire folders, you can easily create links to share content with someone.

Via John Evans
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Useful and easy to follow instructions!

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YouTube

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Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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Cannot rave enough about this app!  You'll have to see it for yourself and enjoy the amazing functionality of being able to record with your smart device, altering it, labelling it and then uploading to YouTube seamlessly! Must have teaching tool for students and teachers alike.

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Worth Following | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Via nicoleta susanu
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Lots to read and play with on this site.  Very informative and I've learned a few more tricks on how to maximise on what Google has to offer - always good!

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iWork - Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for Mac

iWork - Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for Mac | Worth Following | Scoop.it
iWork is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on your Mac or iOS device. And it’s compatible with Microsoft Office.

Via Baiba Svenca
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Always on the hunt for systems to make one's work flow more effecient.  Just haven't managed to find a cost (in NZ).  Anyone have a link to share with me?

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Atenas College Centro de Recursos del Aprendizaje's curator insight, July 29, 2013 11:17 AM

Herramientas para usuarios de Mac.

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:47 AM

Been around as long in some form or another as Office has , too

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, August 24, 2013 8:38 AM

Soon to be available free online through your iCloud account in your web browser. 

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Internationalising Higher Education

Internationalising Higher Education | Worth Following | Scoop.it
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"Does new technology conflict with or complement established teaching and learning? What is the impact on the teaching profession as we have traditionally known it? Will the power of the internet, with new innovations such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), create an unstoppable ‘avalanche’ of education reform, or are these reforms a false revolution? Can the value of face-to-face quality learning and student-teacher relationships ever really be questioned, at any level of education? Will the class room, lecture theatre, and traditional notion of education space – schools and universities – be usurped by a screen, online and distance learning, or alternative spaces such as the workplace, home, or concert-hall?

Or will technology further enhance and augment traditional teaching skills, supporting them through continual online professional development and enable increased connectivity? Does this mean that teachers have to take on increasingly demanding roles as they integrate new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning?"

 

MAKE TIME TO READ AND LISTEN TO THE DEBATE!

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