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Vimsy - Create your own online video channel

Vimsy - Create your own online video channel | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Bring videos from Youtube, Vimeo and Wistia together to create anything from a simple, branded video portal to your own full-scale equivalent to Netflix or Amazon Prime

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 18, 11:27 AM

Great tool for curating video. the first 150 are free.

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A Tool to Encourage Students to Self-Correct & Improve their Writing

A Tool to Encourage Students to Self-Correct & Improve their Writing | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This is a marvellous tool which I intend to start using myself. It doesn't do the work for the students like a grammar or spell-checker but it does push them to think about their writing at a more stylistic level.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 2017 4:39 AM

This is a review of SAS Writing Reviser. Great to get your students improving their own writing.

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Why Late Adopters Are Skeptical of Edtech (and How to Get Them on Board) 

Why Late Adopters Are Skeptical of Edtech (and How to Get Them on Board)  | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"There are plenty of “innovators” and “early adopters” of education technology out there, from educators who make the rounds on the ISTE and SXSWedu conference circuits to consultants and entrepreneurs who push for adoption of certain tools or practices. But what about those who are more skeptical?"


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9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team

9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology is playing a bigger role in classrooms and schools in this country and around the world. Here are a few thoughts to kee

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3D-printed ceramics and metals might finally arrive this year

3D-printed ceramics and metals might finally arrive this year | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Remember 3D printing? A couple years ago it was hotly tipped to revolutionize manufacturing, since you could have a whole factory in your home! Except
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Fleex: learn English with tv shows and movies

Fleex: learn English with tv shows and movies | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Learn English by watching movies and TV series with Fleex: discover idiomatic English expressions; improve your English grammar and enrich your English vocabulary.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 2, 2017 12:51 AM

An interesting tool. Looks like you'll need a Netflix account though to access the films.

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Airdrop for Any OS: Transfer Any File Between Macs, PCs & Smartphones Over WiFi with Filedrop

Airdrop for Any OS: Transfer Any File Between Macs, PCs & Smartphones Over WiFi with Filedrop | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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A Framework for Using Content Curation in a Learning Organization

A Framework for Using Content Curation in a Learning Organization | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A framework for using Curation in a learning organisation

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Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 7, 2014 9:08 PM

Emphasises the importance of integrating new information into your own mindset and then working out how to apply it.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:17 PM

Wow, this is what I've been thinking I should have my independent study kids doing!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:23 PM
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The Free-Form Visual Web Publishing Editor: Scroll Kit

The Free-Form Visual Web Publishing Editor: Scroll Kit | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, June 28, 2013 10:22 AM



Scroll Kit is a web-based and mobile publishing editor, that can work in tandem with WordPress, and which allows you to work freely on the page by positioning and styling your content in any way you want.


With Scroll Kit you can edit text in-line on the actual page, and move the text in any location you want. Alignment of different text blocks or other objects is made easy by an invisible grid that shows up only when you drag an object around.


It is also possible to style text, change fonts, add images and graphic shapes, as well as embed "iframes", YouTube videos and Twitter content.


A useful feature alllows you to preview how your content will look on mobile devices too.


My comment: Scroll Kit is a good example of a new breed of web publishing editors, which further simplify the editor's job while providing maximum flexibility.


Scroll Kit is a fantastic web design and publishing tool for web designers capable of leveraging its notable power. For those who have no design skills this may not be a great solution as having all this freedom is good only when you know exactly what to do. (Some pro-looking templates may help in this direction - a few are already available, more will hopefully come later)


Here the Scroll Kit Manifesto:


"The web is the most advanced publishing system we've ever had but
the process in which most people publish
is backwards next to print.


On the web, your design is set
before you figure out what you want to say.


This is true for the publishing they do at nytimes.com with their article template and it is true for the publishing you do when you type "happpppy birthday. I luv you" on the facebook page of a good friend. In print, every fiber of the page is yours to define, and on the web, the page belongs to Mark Zuckerberg or whoever coded your template.

You express yourself on the web by filling out text forms.


Another way is possible."


Free to use.


Find out more: https://www.scrollkit.com/


Try it out now: https://www.scrollkit.com/s/glmduha/try


WordPress ready: http://vip.wordpress.com/plugins/scrollkit-wp/



Brad Tollefson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:35 PM

Must check out... cause I agree with this..

Here the Scroll Kit Manifesto:

 

"The web is the most advanced publishing system we've ever had but
the process in which most people publish 
is backwards next to print.

 

On the web, your design is set 
before you figure out what you want to say.

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A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re creating a checklist for instructional design, evaluating an assessment, skimming a favorite unit of yours, or using it as a walkthrough instrument to get a feel for the level of student thinking in a classroom, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a powerful tool for any educator at any level."


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GoVenture World | Home

GoVenture World | Home | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Create and manage your own business in a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG). Select your career and business type. Compete and collaborate with other players around the world in the most authentic business game and entrepreneur training experience ever created.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 29, 2017 12:42 AM

This is still in beta, but it looks like a fantastic gaming simulation for business and business Engish students.

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How Should School Districts Measure Ed Tech’s Return on Investment?

How Should School Districts Measure Ed Tech’s Return on Investment? | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"In education, ROI (Return On Investment) is a big deal. Resources are finite, and whenever they’re spent those holding the purse strings want to know if the investment is justified. When it comes to new technologies and innovative approaches, ROI can be difficult to calculate; which can put edtech in an awkward position when it comes to justifying the expenditure."


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 17, 2017 12:15 AM
We need to have a viable system for assessing Ed Tech's return on investment. For Ed Tech to be effective in schools, there should be a visible jump in learning and the quality of teaching needs to shoot up exponentially! One wonders if spending more on in-service teacher training and infrastructure might not be a better option, especially when Ed.Tech does not prove to be worth all that expense. One major downside to Ed.Tech. is that it becomes obsolete very quickly and then you enter into a vicious cycle of upgrades!
 
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Verse | Interactive Video Platform

Verse | Interactive Video Platform | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Create and share immersive interactive videos and engage your audience like never before. Start for free and see why the world's best storytellers use Verse.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 2017 3:28 PM

A very stylish tool for delivering video content. The interaction isn't particularly great, but there is some interesting conent here.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 15, 2017 11:11 AM
The interactions seem primarily a link to more video content, but it is interesting content. 
 
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Predictive ed tech poses concern for some students

Predictive ed tech poses concern for some students | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Predictive technology, increasingly used at the college level, is meant to flag students at risk of failing, but concerns about students being pigeon-holed and falling through the cracks persist as its use grows at the K-12 level."


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Animaker, Make Animated Videos on Cloud for free

Animaker is an online do-it-yourself (#DIY) animation video maker that brings studio quality presentations within everyone's reach. Animated Videos, Done Right!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 6, 2017 1:19 AM

This looks like a great easy to use tool. You can make videos up to 2 mins long on the free version.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 9, 2017 11:23 AM
Looks like a great program and worth checking out. 
 
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10 Design Principles Of Using Multimedia In eLearning

10 Design Principles Of Using Multimedia In eLearning | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Want to know what rules to follow when using Multimedia In eLearning? Check 10 design principles to have in mind when using Multimedia In eLearning.

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Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool

Help:Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are almost no limits when creating books from Wikipedia content. A good book focuses on a certain topic and covers it as well as possible. A meaningful title helps other users to have the correct expectation regarding the content of a book.


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Angela Watkins's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:34 PM

Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool | @scoopit via @k3hamilton http://sco.lt/...

 

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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:16 AM

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Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify.

 

Once you are logged into Wikipedia you simply activate the Book Creator Tool and then, from that moment on, everytime you visit a Wikipedia page you can click and add it to your curated Wiki-Book.

 

There is also a dedicated wiki page where you can manage the pages you have collected and you can reorganized and sort them any way you want, eliminating the pages you don't need.

 

Unfortunately there is no integrated way to edit and further customize the content of those pages for your own use.

 

PDF versions are freely downloadable by anyone, print book versions are paid.

 

N.B.: The price for print books depends on the number of pages, starting with US$ 7.90 for books up to 100 pages. 10% of the gross sales price goes to the Wikimedia Foundation. Books are perfect bound, printed in the dimensions 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch (216 mm x 140 mm) and contain a table of contents, your chapters and articles, licensing information next to an index.

 

More info about printed versions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books/Frequently_Asked_Questions ;

 

Free to use.

 

Learn everything about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books ;

 

Video tutorial: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Enwp_screencast4.theora.ogv ;

 

 

MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:04 PM

It's worth keeping in mind that some 'publishers' try to sell books based entirely on Wikipedia content. 

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How To Project Your iPad Screen: 7 Tools Detailed - TeachThought

How To Project Your iPad Screen: 7 Tools Detailed - TeachThought | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"If you’ve flipped your classroom, use modeling extensively as a teaching strategy, love to share student work, use the sync teaching method, or otherwise need to consistently project your iPad screen for students to follow, the above image by Tony Vincent at one of our new favorite iPad resources, learninginhand.com, offers 7 very detailed ways to make it happen."


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Mary Starry's curator insight, December 21, 2013 11:53 AM

We've been looking for technology that will display individual iPad screens onto the projector,, especially after asking students to do a literature search.  Maybe one of these will fit  IT requirements,

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers
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List of several graphics setting out to explain blooms taxonomy.

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PowerPoint for iPad: PublishME

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:39 PM



PublishME is a free iOS presentation app designed for iPads that allows you to create multimedia presentations easily. It is possible to integrate text, images and video, true/false questions, and to add your voice or audio soundtrack.


You can elect other individuals to collaborate with you in editing a presentation and the final work can be easily shared via email or on social media.


PublishME integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive and other services and it allows you to create presentations whether you are online or not.


Free to use.



More info: http://www.publishmeapp.com/


iTunes Store download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/publishme-create-share-presentations/id559657204?mt=8



Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:20 AM

Useful IOS Toolkit additions for slides

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