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Mindomo - Mind Mapping and Concept Mapping

Mindomo - Mind Mapping and Concept Mapping | education | Scoop.it
Real-time collaboration on mind maps, concept maps and outlines. Works with Google Drive.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 22, 2017 4:21 AM
Mindomo allows users to visually outline complex concepts, tasks, ideas, and other related information in a structured form. 
Some of its features include: 
  - Real-time collaboration 
  - Embedded video and audio files 
  - Presentation Mode 
  - Multiple layouts (mind map, concept map, org chart, tree org chart) 
  - Great variety of Import/Export formats 
  - Map customisation by adding icons, colours, styles and map themes 
  - Full map history, undo and redo functions 
  - Password protected mind maps 
  - Comments and voting enabled on topics  
  - Multilevel numbering 
Desktop version - https://www.mindomo.com/ - is also available, that enables users to work offline 
Has to be worth a closer look...
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ColorNote – free Android notepad app that provides users with a simple notepad editing experience

ColorNote – free Android notepad app that provides users with a simple notepad editing experience | education | Scoop.it
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John Dalziel's curator insight, June 25, 2017 4:28 AM
Android ColorNote is a free notepad app that provides users with a simple notepad editing experience to write down their... 
  - notes, 
  - to-do lists, 
  - reminders, 
  - emails and 
  - memos. 
ColorNote has two note taking formats: 
  - a lined-paper styled text option and 
  - a checklist option. 
The text option allows users to add as many notes as they want. 
Users can easily edit their saved notes, share them with others and/or delete them. 
Users can also use ColorNote checklist mode to create to-dos. 
Users can add unlimited number of items to their list and once it is saved, users can check or uncheck their items with a single tap. 
Other interesting features provided by this app include: 
  - organising notes by colour, 
  - protecting your notes with a password, 
  - writing a diary and/or journal in the calendar, 
  - searching notes and memos, 
  - organising your schedule by notes in the calendar, 
  - sharing notes via SMS or email
…and many more. 
Must be worth a closer look!
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DraftMap - Proofread Your Text

DraftMap - Proofread Your Text | education | Scoop.it
Proofread your text. Catch style issues and common errors with a quick copy and paste.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 5, 2017 4:58 AM
DraftMap checks a user's style and word repetition on-line. Plus, the Chrome extension adds a satisfying and intuitive experience of real-time suggestions. 
DraftMap uses different colours to highlight different style suggestions. It will point out... 
  - repetitive words, 
  - passive voice, 
  - adverbs, and 
  - cliches, 
...and even advise users on an email’s readability and style. 
The Chrome Extension does all of this from right inside a users Gmail composition window. 
NOTE: There's no need to worry, DraftMap doesn’t change any words and, in case you still have highlighted colours and send the email, the recipient won’t see those colours. The colours are just for the user. 
This has to be worth trying out, initially on the on-line website; just... delete the current text and type or paste in any text you wish to "check".
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JoeZoo Express - Google Docs add-on

JoeZoo Express - Google Docs add-on | education | Scoop.it
Fastest way to make rubrics, give feedback and grade in Google Apps.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 20, 2017 4:21 AM
JoeZoo Express is a Google Documents Add-on that can save practitioners a lot of time when they are grading or editing their learners' writing in Google Documents. 
The way that JoeZoo Express saves them time is by providing them with the ability to store comments that can be insert directly into learners' work. 
Users can... 
  - use the standard comments provided by JoeZoo Express or 
  - create, store, and use their own comments. 
Additionally, JoeZoo Express offers an option to include links to tutorials and help pages within their comments. 
Note: 
  1: You can find out more at https://getjoezoo.com/ and 
  2: In June 2017 JoeZoo Express published a new set of tutorials for practitioners and learners which can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLpoKk_NVDYnRyJZqO1L4-AiWZeCsmLIBx&v=08t4PLcYvoI or https://www.youtube.com/embed/08t4PLcYvoI
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SlideShot + Webcam Record: Reflect on Thinking - via @alicekeeler

SlideShot + Webcam Record: Reflect on Thinking - via @alicekeeler | education | Scoop.it
Use the SlideShot chrome extension and the Webcam Record extension to have students reflect on their strategies when solving a problem.

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Chromebooks: Webcam Record Chrome Extension - by @AliceKeeler

Chromebooks: Webcam Record Chrome Extension - by @AliceKeeler | education | Scoop.it
Webcam Record Chrome Extension My newest Chrome extension, Alice Keeler Webcam Record, is now live in the Chrome Webstore. This allows Chrome (and Chromebook) users to record 30 seconds of themselves using the webcam. The video is automatically saved to Google Drive and the link to the video is copied to the clipboard for easy …

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"I Want a Good Book": Helping Students Choose the Right Book | MIMS HOUSE

"I Want a Good Book": Helping Students Choose the Right Book | MIMS HOUSE | education | Scoop.it
Research based tips and strategies to teach kids how to choose a good book to read. For librarians, classroom teachers and parents to encourage reading.

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54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students 

54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students  | education | Scoop.it
54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students by TeachThought Staff The flipped classroom has continued to enjoy momentum years after it

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 22, 2016 4:21 PM
This article shares some excellent tools to consider for flipped classrooms.
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10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC

10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC | education | Scoop.it
Med Kharbach lists 10 essential social media skills for teachers of all sorts in a creative infographic, based on an article by Doug Johnson.

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drula eric's curator insight, May 3, 2016 1:02 AM
Peu de domaines dans les affaires et dans la société qui n'a pas été affectées par la révolution des médias sociaux, même comme il a commencé il y a moins d'une décennie. De nombreuses entreprises ont réagi à cette nouvelle situation, en prenant la pleine mesure de la force et le potentiel que ces technologies représentent pour leur organisation ainsi, les wikis permettent une collaboration virtuelle plus efficace dans des projets transversaux; blogs internes, forums de discussion et des chaînes YouTube promouvoir les échanges avec le partage à la fois la connaissance comme un aperçu de chacun; campagnes virales sophistiquées possibles pour engager la relation client et la fidélité; prochaine génération de produits co-développé grâce à des processus d'innovation ouverte; et enfin les dirigeants travaillant pour définir leur stratégie d'entreprise
Susan Wegmann's curator insight, May 3, 2016 9:15 AM
Could relate to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
Noa Curzon's curator insight, June 22, 2016 8:08 AM

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Why Listen? Using Audiobooks to Support Literacy | Books on Tape

Why Listen? Using Audiobooks to Support Literacy | Books on Tape | education | Scoop.it

Why is listening so important? School librarian Dr. Rose Brock explains how audiobooks develop literacy skills, the connection between reading and listening, and how you can build and market a strong audiobook collection


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Digital Citizenship - Kids Internet Safety - Flocabulary

This short video teaches how (and how not) to behave online. Student learn 10 tips for communicating and sharing on social media sites.


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LibrarianLand's curator insight, September 8, 2014 7:40 PM

This would be useful to some adults too!

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Julia's House for Lost Creatures, by Ben Hatke--utterly charming

Julia's House for Lost Creatures, by Ben Hatke--utterly charming | education | Scoop.it
Ben Hatke became a favorite author in our house with his lovely graphic novels about Zita the Space Girl, and we were tremendously excited about his first foray into the world of picture books-- Julia's House for Lost Creatures (First Second,...
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The Adventures of Library Girl: Moving From Decoration to Documentation

The Adventures of Library Girl: Moving From Decoration to Documentation | education | Scoop.it

"I've been thinking a lot about first impressions lately and about what our physical spaces say about the work that goes on in the library.  I visit a lot of school libraries and when I do I try to put myself in the shoes of someone who a) knows very little about what happens in these spaces BUT who is also b) charged with making funding/staffing decisions for libraries in the coming year. "



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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:41 AM

I am going to paste this flyer in my binder and review it every year.  Jennifer LaGarde is just so awesome!

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:42 AM

Grr, scooped this on the wrong board initially!

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Post-it® Plus - turn any physical sticky notes into digital notes

Post-it® Plus - turn any physical sticky notes into digital notes | education | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Post-it® Plus. Download Post-it® Plus and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, June 24, 2017 2:59 AM
I've worked with many colleagues and invited presenters who use "Post-it" notes for many activities, to collect feedback and many other things. 
Generally, these "Post-it" notes are then photographed (at best) and binned. 
To be fair, the activities have, in many cases been engaging, but the physical manipulation, removal of duplicates, collation etc. can waste time. 
The Post-it Plus app that can make such activities more engaging and take less time. Post-it Plus is a free iPad app that you can use to turn any physical sticky notes into digital notes. 
With this free app installed on an iPad or iPhone users can... 
  - snap a picture of a collection of physical sticky notes and have them quickly digitised. 
Once the notes are digitized... 
  - re-arrange them, share them with collaborators, and/or 
  - send them to another application like Dropbox. 
If users have multiple sets of notes they can combine the best notes into one board on the Post-it Plus iPad and iPhone app. 
For a quick overview, take a look at https://www.youtube.com/embed/jtQljSfghiA ;
Post-it Plus is ideal for... 
  - digitising the output of a brainstorming session that started with physical notes; 
  - learning environments in which only the practitioner has an iPad or there are only a few iPads; practitioners could have their learners carry-out brainstorming sessions with physical notes then go around the room with one iPad to create a digital record of those notes. These can then be projected, via the app, through an LCD projector or interactive whiteboard to show learners all of the notes and talk about which notes should be sorted into various categorised boards in the app. 
That's just a taste of what can be done. It must be worth a closer look.
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PDF Markup Cloud - Annotate PDFs and Web Pages

PDF Markup Cloud - Annotate PDFs and Web Pages | education | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about PDF Markup Cloud - Annotate PDFs and Web Pages. Download PDF Markup Cloud - Annotate PDFs and Web Pages and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 2, 2017 3:09 AM
PDFs are one of the major document formats we deal with in our daily work as teachers and educators. 
Besides their readability and user friendliness, PDFs, compared to other document formats, have several strengths...
  - they are print friendly and are accepted by major printers, 
  - they can be locked so that others can only read and not alter its content, 
  - they are ideal for archiving and storage as they can be easily compressed, 
  - they can be combined and merged together, and 
  - they are also ideal for document exchange between multiple users.  
PDF Markup Cloud is an expert of PDF viewing, editing, and organising. 
Similar to Adobe Acrobat Reader, that many people are used to, PDF Markup Cloud allows users to... 
  - add PDF annotations, 
  - sign or write on documents, 
  - highlight web pages, and 
  - back up files with all the popular cloud storage services 
...all directly from a users iPhone or iPad. 
Another app that must be worth a closer look!
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Name Picker Ninja | Random Name Selector

Name Picker Ninja | Random Name Selector | education | Scoop.it
Pick a random name from a list with the help of the Name Picker Ninja! The Name Picker Ninja randomly picks a name out of a list of names.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 9, 2017 11:52 AM
Name Picker Ninja is free tool for quickly randomly selecting a name from a list. 
Using Name Picker Ninja is a simple matter of... 
  - pasting or typing a list of names into the "add names" field and then 
  - clicking "go!" 
...the names in your list will scroll and stop on a randomly selected name. 
Once a name has been selected users can... 
  - remove it from the list or 
  - keep it in the rotation. 
It's worth taking a look at Richard Byrne's demonstration video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/n5ZekADJtsU ;
Name Picker Ninja is useful for choosing learners for all kinds of classroom activities and is therefore well worth a closer look! 
P.S. It engages Learners as they are never sure when they will be selected to answer a question, deliver their presentation, the list goes on...
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 9, 2017 11:57 AM

Always love a good RANDOM name picker!

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Google Street View – Oceans - Explore natural wonders and world landmarks

Google Street View – Oceans - Explore natural wonders and world landmarks | education | Scoop.it
Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, parks and transport hubs.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 21, 2017 1:56 AM
Exploring the deep underwater confines of the world's oceans was a place reserved for the elite few. 
Google Underwater Street View opens up a new world of possibilities for learners and education practitioners alike. 
Simply visit Google Underwater Street View to go on a virtual dive of some of the most famous underwater places and life forms on earth. 
Google Underwater Street View provides users with the opportunity to explore... 
  - reefs, 
  - life forms, 
  - wreckage sites, and 
  - the impact of climate change 
NOTE: This is just a taste of whats available within Google Street View - https://www.google.com/streetview/ ;
An interactive resource not to be missed!
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 21, 2017 9:59 AM

I saw this on Coral Hunters, a documentary on NETFLIX -  just gorgeous but also really sad! We need to do more to save our oceans! Share this with your Science team! 

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MIT’s Scratch Program Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity by Katrina Schwartz

MIT’s Scratch Program Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity by Katrina Schwartz | education | Scoop.it
By Katrina Schwartz

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World by Terry Heick

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World by Terry Heick | education | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 22, 2017 9:04 PM
Again, the important skill seems to be that we teach our students to think critically.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, July 24, 2017 8:28 AM
Lots of issues and tips!
Volkmar Langer's curator insight, July 25, 2017 4:55 AM
Skills, not only for students but also for every learner...
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Google Forms: Create a Branching Quiz Question - via @alicekeeler

Google Forms: Create a Branching Quiz Question - via @alicekeeler | education | Scoop.it
Create a formative assessment using Google Forms. Provide feedback immediately by using a branching question based on student answer.

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All Project-Based Learning is Not Created Equal: What Works? via @coolcatteacher

All Project-Based Learning is Not Created Equal: What Works? via @coolcatteacher | education | Scoop.it
Project-based learning (PBL) works, but not all project-based learning is alike. PBL Expert Suzie Boss takes us into assessment, project design, and teacher PD for more effective, meaningful projects that improve learning. Project-based learning should not be memorization and regurgitation. It shouldn’t be something you can Google with a simple answer. It should require deep digging, application, creativity […]

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Set Learning Goals on Google Calendar by Briallyn Smith

Set Learning Goals on Google Calendar by Briallyn Smith | education | Scoop.it
A year is a lot of time to meet your goals. Google Calendar can be the master planning tool for an entire year. These time management tips show you how.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 30, 2016 12:10 PM

LOVE This IDEA!!!  I remind myself of things w/ my calendar all the time but this is one step better!

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Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ...

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ... | education | Scoop.it

Book Trailers are an excellent way to communicate the excitement of reading while promoting new or favorite books. Digital book talks or digital storytelling are examples of 21st century information skills in practice.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 6, 2014 10:24 PM

Excellent tutorial.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 2014 10:57 PM

I've been adding links to student-made trailers into our Destiny catalog, for other browsers to watch!

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How to draw your very own unsuitable pet

How to draw your very own unsuitable pet | education | Scoop.it
Charlotte Voake gives a somewhat scary step-by-step guide on how to draw a less than fluffy friend. It's going to be quite a big one!
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50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom

50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom | education | Scoop.it
50 Ideas For Using Skype in Your Classroom (Dive in and try 1 idea: RT@kbonanno: 50 Ideas For Using #Skype In Your #Classroom http://t.co/LMXR62tiV9 #collaboration)...

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