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Genially - Create interactive educational resources

Genially - Create interactive educational resources | Education for Now | Scoop.it

A single tool to create all kinds of didactic resources, presentations, games, interactive images, maps, illustrated processes, CVs, etc.

Ideal for all levels of education (primary, secondary, and above) and e-learning.


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ducky58's curator insight, February 25, 5:36 AM
Fantastico strumento per creare video presentazioni, infografiche, c.v., e-posters e tutto quanto volete! (in inglese)
Deborah Banker's curator insight, February 25, 11:37 AM
OK - this is super cool!!
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Online Reading Activities | ReadTheory

Online Reading Activities | ReadTheory | Education for Now | Scoop.it

Online reading activities for all levels.Improve your reading ability using this fun, interactive, educational tool in school or at home.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 27, 2017 8:12 AM

Fantastic tool for developing reading skills.

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TIME’s 100 Most Influential Images of All Time

TIME’s 100 Most Influential Images of All Time | Education for Now | Scoop.it
Explore the stories behind 100 images that changed the world, selected by TIME and an international team of curators. And watch our new series of original short documentaries that tell the surprising stories behind the pictures.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 14, 2017 7:55 AM

Fantastic and deeply moving classroom materials.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 16, 2017 4:11 AM
useful classroom materials
 
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Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia

Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia | Education for Now | Scoop.it
Two middle-school-age brothers with dyslexia credit the latest innovations in assistive technology with helping them develop a love for reading.
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Fotostars - online photo editor

Fotostars - online photo editor | Education for Now | Scoop.it
Fotostars is a free online photo editor that includes over 50 photo effects that will add a unique style and character to every one of your photographs. To use the online photo effects, just choose the effect you like from the list. You will see results and your photo’s transformation right away.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 16, 2017 1:55 AM

A useful and easy to use free online image editor.

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Verse | Interactive Video Platform

Verse | Interactive Video Platform | Education for Now | 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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How to Make a Presentation - Tutorial

How to Make a Presentation - Tutorial | Education for Now | Scoop.it
The easy-to-follow guide to help you create compelling Presentations like a pro. Covers the six steps to follow before you start creating your Presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 24, 2017 10:54 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.

Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, April 24, 2017 3:58 PM

Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.

Magic 2018's curator insight, May 26, 11:58 PM
Designing digital presentations is daunting enough without even thinking about the content. By setting out a structure and layout, with chosen content, your presentation seems to fall into place more easily. I wish I had followed these guidelines when I completed my first presentation at the start of the year. 
 
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EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together.

EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together. | Education for Now | Scoop.it
Finnish teaching method through online video storytelling, for active learning, creativity, co-creation and international collaboration

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Leena's comment, July 26, 2017 12:43 AM
Amazing
Amreet Kaur Sandhu's curator insight, August 19, 2017 8:05 PM
Storytelling with a sound structure to implement in class
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 7, 2017 4:20 AM
EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together.
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8 YouTube Tools to Help Learn English | PeacheyPublications.com

8 YouTube Tools to Help Learn English | PeacheyPublications.com | Education for Now | Scoop.it
It always amazes me that despite being the world’s largest video library, YouTube is still blocked or banned in many educational institutions. As a resource for learning about almost anything, but particularly for language learning it is an incredibly valuable tool and a tool that many third party companies have started to build on and exploit to make its use easier and more engaging.

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Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 19, 2017 1:20 PM
Entre tanto video se pueden rescatar algunos recursos que realmente sirvan
Oskar Almazan's curator insight, June 20, 2017 3:09 AM
Many tools that can help educators exploit the learning potential of YouTube with a particular focus on English language learning. I hope you can enjoy these tools and if you do work in an institution where YouTube is still blocked perhaps you can use this article to help persuade the people responsible that the benefits of making the resource available far outweigh the manageable risks that it can create.
 
Arputharaj Devaraj's curator insight, July 15, 2017 12:30 PM
Learn English with YouTube
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binumi.com

binumi.com | Education for Now | Scoop.it
Binumi is all you need to create and share videos using millions of royalty-free multimedia clips. Our vision is a world where anyone can easily tell video stories through digital storytelling.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 5, 2017 12:58 AM

This looks like a great free tool for creating video for projects. Lots of royalty free images and video clips.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 5, 2017 11:46 AM
Looks interesting. 
 
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Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis

Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis | Education for Now | Scoop.it

"A host of environmental factors are threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point."


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Danielle Yen's curator insight, March 3, 2017 8:45 AM

Urban ecology, environmental justice, gendered inequities, primate city politics, the struggle of growing megacities…it’s all here in this fantastic piece of investigative reporting.  The article highlights the ecological problems that Mexico City faces (high-altitude exacerbates air pollution, interior drainage worsens water pollution, limited aquifers that are overworked lead to subsidence, importing water outside of the basin requires enormous amounts of energy, etc.).  just because the article doesn't use the word 'geography' doesn't mean that it isn't incredibly geographic. All of these problems are at the heart of human-environmental nexus of 21st century urbanization. 

   

Tags: urban, megacities, water, environment, Mexico.

Zavier Lineberger's curator insight, February 8, 1:04 PM
(Mexico/Central America) Mexico city seems to be built in the worst way possible. The original Aztec architects could not imagine the locational problems the city faces today. Originally built on an island, Spanish conquerors drained the lakes and created an inland, mountainous position that causes the city to sink inches every year. Ironically, the city is now forced to use underground water sources or expensively import drinking water and poor locals can rarely count on tap water. The uneven clay and volcanic soil foundation and climate change further drives subsidence of this unplanned metropolis. Climate change will also create a series of floods and droughts and the inefficient sewage and water system will lead to devastation.
David Stiger's curator insight, September 21, 1:32 PM
The impending environmental disaster that Mexico  City faces is fast approaching. Urban sprawl has placed too much pressure on the environment. Its relentless pavement prevents the clay underneath the surface from absorbing water.  Mexico City is losing its potable drinking supply and the structures on top are sinking. This problem is only being made worse by climate change. 

As usual, this a problem that hurts poor people the most. Mexico City diverts water from surrounding towns, many of them struggling, to the metropolis. The wealthy and affluent are provided all the water they need at a fair price. Meanwhile, people inside and outside the city do not have enough water, must wait for their water on absurd schedules, and overpay. 

The sociological effects are even more alarming. Possibly 15 percent of the city's inhabitants may migrate from the city in search of better water resources. For a large city of 21 million people, that is a significant amount of migrants. Besides migrants, women suffer even more than men. Due to such an unreliable supply of clean drinking water, women must wait at home and manage the household's water problems. They are the family members responsible for collecting sufficient water. As a result, women are prevented from going to school or taking up careers. 

Mexico City's water problem is an equity problem. If the powerful and the wealthy were being adversely affected, maybe something drastic would be done to improve the situation. 


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Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river?

Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river? | Education for Now | Scoop.it
Designer Alex Szabo-Haslam has stripped out the street names and highlighted the water features around 11 world cities. Can you identify them?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 3, 2017 1:21 PM

This is a fun map quiz that is part memory, but also relies on pattern recognition to see if you can understand the urban morphology that shaped these places. 

 

Tags: urbanfluvial, trivia, games.

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Bad Internet Maps: 'A Social Media Plague'

Bad Internet Maps: 'A Social Media Plague' | Education for Now | Scoop.it

"Business Insider’s widely mocked, since-deleted-from-Twitter, but very very viral map of the most popular fast food restaurants by state is the launching-off point for The Ringer’s Claire McNear, who rants about the maps clogging the Internet that are stupid, uninformed, wrong and exist only to generate clicks."

 

Tags: mapping, social media, cartography.


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Matt Manish's curator insight, February 17, 12:47 AM
This article talks about the many fake maps arising on the internet in order to get likes or for people to re-share it. Many times there are maps with incorrect data going around on the internet because some people want their content to go viral so bad they are willing to make up statistics in order for it to do so. This is why it is always important to check the sources for content you come across, and not just believe every piece of material you come across on the internet. Too many times people are misled by false information on the internet because they don't check the source it came from. As technology like the internet becomes more advanced, hopefully we will become more skilled at discerning false information such as fake maps on the web.
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Reclipped | Discover, Annotate, Save, Share and Collect interesting parts from videos

Reclipped | Discover, Annotate, Save, Share and Collect interesting parts from videos | Education for Now | Scoop.it
ReClipped is the best way to discover, annotate, save, share and collect most interesting parts from videos, without the need to download anything. We support Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Coursera, TED, LinkedIn, Amazon PrimeVideos platforms and adding many more soon.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 1, 2017 6:07 AM

Another great tool for developing digital study skills.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 3, 2017 11:57 AM
Effectivement, il y a des plus en plus d'outils pour les vidéos.
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Word Booster

Word Booster | Education for Now | Scoop.it

It gives you a list of words you are likely to look up in the dictionary as far as the given text is concerned, guesses a good dictionary definition for the words along with example sentences. And finally, it also makes a quiz for the words using both the definitions and example sentences. (Of course we give you the answer key too.)


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 19, 2017 12:43 AM

This is a great free tool for creating word lists and vocabulary quizzes from online text. It works within minutes. A great time saver.

Byungin Kim's comment, July 22, 2017 11:32 AM
Hello Nik! I am Andrew, the creator of Word Booster. Thanks for writing about us! We are holding a webinar on Sept. 8th of 2017 at 10:30 GMT, and you could hear the journey of how we have developed Word Booster. (https://forum.oxforddictionaries.com/api/discussion/78/webinar-word-booster-the-making-of-of-the-oxford-dictionaries-api-competition-winner#latest) We won the first prize at Oxford Dictionaries API Contest 2017.
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11 Quick & Amazing Ways to Use PowToon in Your Classroom

11 Quick & Amazing Ways to Use PowToon in Your Classroom | Education for Now | Scoop.it
Classroom learning can be AWESOME! Check out these 11 killer tips for quick and amazing ways to use PowToon in your classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 2017 7:57 AM

Some nice examples and templates for using PowToon with students.

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Pear Deck

Pear Deck | Education for Now | Scoop.it
With Pear Deck, bring interactive, engaging slide presentations to your classroom. Real-time formative assessments and discussions enhance understanding and empower your students’ learning process.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 9, 2017 1:57 AM

Interesting tool for projecting your presentation onto the students' devices and making the slides interactive. The free version can be found at: https://www.peardeck.com/pricing/comparison/

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Google Web Designer

Google Web Designer | Education for Now | Scoop.it
Google Web Designer is a free, professional-grade HTML5 authoring tool. Build interactive, animated HTML5 creative, no coding necessary.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 10, 2017 11:13 AM

This looks like a great free design tool from Google.

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To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game

To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game | Education for Now | Scoop.it
The journalist who thought up this game says she saw the need before "fake news" was even in the vernacular.
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Authorea: Write research documents online, together.

Authorea is the collaborative editor for research. Write and manage your documents in one place, for free at https://www.authorea.com Voice over by quantu

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5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education

5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education | Education for Now | Scoop.it
In the last ten years, technology has changed the way we work and communicate with others — and it’s also changed how we interact in the classroom. In fact, some educators argue that technology can improve the classroom by eliminating the need for a physical one, and allow students to learn remotely, from wherever they do their best work. While it’s still too early to know if this is the most effective way to teach, it’s important to stay-to-update on these innovations in education and see what we can learn from them. In these TED talks, students and educators share their …

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 23, 2017 12:57 PM
I always love a TED talk! 
 
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The Art of Storytelling | Pixar in a Box | Partner content | Khan Academy

This topic is an exploration of the storytelling process at Pixar.
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20 Tech Enhanced Activities for the Language Classroom

20 Tech Enhanced Activities for the Language Classroom | Education for Now | Scoop.it
This ebook was designed to be the first in a series of collections of the simple activities and ideas I have used over many years when delivering teaching and teacher training sessions that incorporate the use of digital technologies.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 18, 2017 12:00 PM

My latest ebook with activities and video tutorials.

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 29, 2017 10:04 PM

Cool!  Share this with your language teachers!

Julia Polshina's curator insight, May 2, 2017 6:04 AM
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10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills | Education for Now | Scoop.it
We pair 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with ideas from students and teachers for how you can use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.

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Sarah's curator insight, June 4, 2017 8:06 PM
This is an excellent website that can be used as a resource for enhancing visual literacy, close reading and visual thinking skills, which are fundamental within the Arts. In the Arts, specifically Visual Arts and Media Arts, it is crucial to be able to read an image, and these photographs and resources within the link can be easily modified to create some simple exercises in reading the artworks. 
Anne-Marie Rocheleau's curator insight, August 19, 2017 11:19 AM

Faire des inférences; promouvoir la discussion

Alexandra Mápura's curator insight, October 21, 2017 8:27 PM
I like this article since it presents some interesting pictures to teach English. We can use it for making a great conversation (practicing speaking skills) about important social concerns.