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MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms - Mind/Shift

MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms - Mind/Shift | Student Support | Scoop.it
How long can any device realistically be expected to remain an effective tool in the classroom? Three years? Five years? Yet today, when schools decide on a device for their 1:1 programs, that choice quickly gets written into their school “brand.” Schools become identified by that choice, and the evaluation of other devices ceases. There are even certifications to this extent, such as GAFE schools, Apple Distinguished Schools, and so on.

But it’s important that schools who make “the choice” don’t simply stop planning at that point. As educational technology becomes key to the daily workings of a classroom, discussing the direction of its use should not end once devices are in their students’ hands.

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How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint

How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint | Student Support | Scoop.it
This is your SUPER GUIDE for putting YouTube videos into PowerPoint! Follow the links below to find the tutorial for your version of PowerPoint...OR...slowly scroll down the page to learn some adva...

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:08 AM

 

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David Bravo Ortiz's curator insight, March 23, 2015 3:02 PM

Really useful!

John P. Street's curator insight, July 1, 2015 2:02 PM

PowerPoint - add You Tube video

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers | Student Support | Scoop.it
If you're designing an eLearning course, you need to keep the entire process as organized as possible. Stay focused with these 10 eLearning resources.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, March 5, 2015 7:42 PM

Looking for some great elearning resources!  Here you go.

MindEdge's curator insight, March 12, 2015 12:11 PM

A few innovative tools for mounting and communicating your learning content. #edtech #elearning #onlinelearning 

Beret Furuseth Hagen's curator insight, October 1, 2015 3:41 PM

Rescooped from Dennis O'Connor's Scoop It magazine, this article offers some helpful online tools to enhance your eLearning course

 

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The Best Way to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday

The Best Way to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday | Student Support | Scoop.it
How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day.

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Forth Valley College - Chemical apprenticeships

Video created by MA Creative Digital Media students at Forth Valley College. Making learning work.
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The Buzz About Social Learning - eLearning Industry

The Buzz About Social Learning - eLearning Industry | Student Support | Scoop.it
Find out how social learning can generate huge results by using employees’ natural tendencies to share knowledge and techniques in a casual setting.

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Bernard Rentier's curator insight, February 27, 2015 4:02 AM

Don't underestimate the impact of social learning in the growing field of lifelong learning. And it's scope is broader than just corporate training. 

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6 Tips To Create eLearning Scenarios That Offer Real World Benefits - eLearning Industry

6 Tips To Create eLearning Scenarios That Offer Real World Benefits - eLearning Industry | Student Support | Scoop.it
Wondering how to create eLearning scenarios that offer real world benefits Check the 6 tips to create eLearning scenarios that offer real world benefits

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Karen Molineaux's curator insight, February 25, 2015 8:11 PM

What I like about this is that we, as educators, are ever-striving to make subject matter and content RELEVANT to our students, mostly to create meaningful learning. Students need - well, we all need, really - to be able to connect topics and learning to real life, in order to solidify concepts and ideas, and to ensure that REAL learning and understanding has taken place.  This article has some great tips on how to apply "real world" applications.

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Introducing the Haiku Deck Presentation Template Gallery

Introducing the Haiku Deck Presentation Template Gallery | Student Support | Scoop.it

With its integrated Creative Commons image search, one-touch formatting, and streamlined layout options, Haiku Deck already saves you ridiculous amounts of time. The brand-new presentation template gallery jump-starts your creative process even more — now it’s easy to save a template to your account and edit it, instead of starting from scratch.


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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 1, 2015 11:39 PM

Haiku Deck provides a clean and crisp user interface to craft a powerful presentation. The photo gallery is extremely large and gives a great deal of variety to users. 

Kelly's curator insight, March 3, 2015 12:22 AM

Having seen this tool incorporated into a SMLE on this week's discussion board I was curious. Now I'm impressed.

Janna Mattson's curator insight, March 5, 2015 1:31 PM

The new templates are impressive! I looked into Haiku Deck a few years back, but it seemed limited in terms of other presentation tools available. Now I see much more affordability in using the tool.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons | Student Support | Scoop.it
Creating flipped video lessons is one of the topics that I frequently receive questions about in my email inbox. I've started putting together some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video lessons.

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:05 PM

These are great options for creating and sharing video lessons. 

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 25, 2015 5:15 PM

5 videos to help with Flipping your class.

Steven penn's curator insight, February 26, 2015 11:28 AM

Great videos

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How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom

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How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom
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Magic Moments with Word Clouds

Magic Moments with Word Clouds | Student Support | Scoop.it
It’s been quite a while since we’ve done a Magic Moments post, and I’ve got a backlog of digital tools and tangible materials that we’ve used in our prAACtical therapy sessions and too little time to write about them. In this post, let’s look at word clouds. You may not be familiar with the term, but…
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This post looks at ways in which Word Clouds could be used in Language Therapy, or ways in which Word Clouds might be useful in Counselling sessions or reflective study. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text in Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text in Google Documents | Student Support | Scoop.it
Last week I published a list of ten good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons. This week through a Tweet by Jen Deyenberg I learned of another good one to add to the list.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, February 19, 2015 3:07 PM

Try out the Google doc  Speech Recognition add-on to transfer whatever you say to a Google doc..but have to add punctuation by typing.. 

Gareth Morgan's curator insight, February 24, 2015 3:59 PM

Well, I've just tried this out at home and it's really good - very impressed. Would love to know how well this would work in the classroom. Doesn't seem to add punctuation other than full stops, but could be a useful feature for some pupils.

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Online courses can help your career (infographic)

Online courses can help your career (infographic) | Student Support | Scoop.it
More and more people are looking at online courses to help further their career, with research showing it’s not a lesser approach to traditional college.

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Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers

Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers | Student Support | Scoop.it
Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.

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EduClick_España's curator insight, March 2, 2015 7:13 AM

 

Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.

 

 Several years ago, teachers had a limited choice of software to create presentations. Namely, there was only one tool for all presentation needs: Microsoft PowerPoint. With it, educators created, edited, and showed their presentations to students. The software was often non-responding in the most crucial moment. To say more, unskilled users often corrupted PPT files, did undesired edits, and simply could not show their works in incompatible school PC operating systems. Only a couple years ago, Microsoft added the possibility to save presentations in popular video formats and upload to YouTube. At the same time, there appeared a great deal of free alternatives, which allowed teachers to create video presentations much easier and faster than with PowerPoint. Here are the most prominent of them.

Isabel García's curator insight, March 4, 2015 2:08 PM

Resumen de cinco programas para hacer presentaciones

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Student Support | Scoop.it

#edchatMoovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, March 20, 2015 10:26 PM
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This looks like a really useful tool. It's run on a freemium model. The free version allows for the unlimited creation of videos up to 10mins long at 480p.

Andrew Sparks's curator insight, April 24, 2015 12:07 AM

this could be good when explaining historical events.  Say for a teacher giving a lecture

lynnegibb's curator insight, September 23, 2015 9:26 PM

Could be just what I need for my students

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them | Student Support | Scoop.it

"Earlier this week I featured some tools for creating podcasts across on a variety of platforms. An audio recording doesn't have to go through the full-fledged production process of creating an a podcast in order for it to be a valuable activity for students. Creating short, unedited audio recordings is a good way for students to record and share their reflections on things that they have learned and observed in your classroom. The following five tools can all be used for creating and sharing short audio recordings."


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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, February 27, 2015 7:44 PM

Great resource, perfect for raising awareness of the value in audio feedback.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 2015 3:23 PM

This article shares some free online resources for audio recordings. How many have you used already?

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Forth Valley College - Scottish Power

Video created by MA Creative Digital Media students at Forth Valley College. Making learning work. Scottish Power example.
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What is Blended Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

What is Blended Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Student Support | Scoop.it
The What is Blended Learning Infographic looks at four possible ways in which a blend can be accomplished, including the delivery channel, communication mode, learning strategy and social context.
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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit - Guest Post from Reshan Richards - EdTechTeacher

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit - Guest Post from Reshan Richards - EdTechTeacher | Student Support | Scoop.it

Dr. Reshan Richards: "Each of these approaches allows teachers and learner to capture and create moments of learning, excerpts of understanding, and reflections of experience. Let’s pretend to be one of my 5th-grade math students from last year participating in an activity about tessellating patterns. The activity was to figure out what individual shapes, when arranged in a flat pattern with touching sides, formed a closed tesselating patter (a regular tessellation). This activity involved using physical manipulative objects (pattern blocks), a piece of paper to document findings (journal workbook page), and NCTM Illumination’s Tessellation Creator website as resources for engaging in the experience of exploring regular tessellation. Here’s how the QFAT could be applied to this activity with an iPad."


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Janna Mattson's curator insight, March 5, 2015 1:37 PM

This tool has implications not only in the K-12 educational setting, but also in higher ed. It has the potential to support portfolio creation and on project based learning.

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10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Student Support | Scoop.it
10 of The Best Chrome Apps for #Math Teachers. (More here: http://t.co/KhyqwE5IHs)
#Education #Teachers #Apps
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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Student Support | Scoop.it

In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it (Morehead 2012).


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 26, 2015 10:33 PM

"Parents around the dinner table and teachers in the classroom should ask, ‘Who had a fabulous struggle today? (Morehead 2012)"

Lorraine Carhart's curator insight, March 1, 2015 4:44 PM

given the right encouragement and guidance the mind  can go anywhere

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 13, 2015 9:15 PM

Effort may produce failures. Sustained efforts = success.

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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | Student Support | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.

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Empowerment's curator insight, February 23, 2015 6:50 AM

There is a strong trend of discovery in learning organizations

 

Richard Samson's curator insight, February 23, 2015 7:58 AM

OU ahead of the curve!

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 24, 2015 3:34 PM

C'est toujours intéressant de suivre l'Open University dans ses opinions sur la formation.

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Flipgrid.

Flipgrid. | Student Support | Scoop.it
Flipgrid is simple: Teachers create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Flipgrid boosts community and social presence in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.

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Hands-on: Child-friendly YouTube Kids app launches on Android and iOS

Hands-on: Child-friendly YouTube Kids app launches on Android and iOS | Student Support | Scoop.it
YouTube is a fantastic way to keep your kids entertained with a tablet or smartphone, but it’s also a little concerning. You just never know if your child will end up using the suggested videos feature to jump from Sesame Street’s Elmo to a drunk Elmo parody, or view inappropriate advertising.

Google is aiming to solve that problem with a new app called YouTube Kids available on Monday for Android and iOS. The Kurio and nabi kids’ tablets will also receive the app in the coming weeks.

Early reports about the app surfaced late last week, but details were a little thin. Now that the app is available we can say that at first glance this app should appeal to parents and kids alike.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 23, 2015 12:38 PM

YouTube is a fantastic way to keep your kids entertained with a tablet or smartphone, but it’s also a little concerning. You just never know if your child will end up using the suggested videos feature to jump from Sesame Street’s Elmo to a drunk Elmo parody, or view inappropriate advertising.

Google is aiming to solve that problem with a new app called YouTube Kids available on Monday for Android and iOS. The Kurio and nabi kids’ tablets will also receive the app in the coming weeks.

Early reports about the app surfaced late last week, but details were a little thin. Now that the app is available we can say that at first glance this app should appeal to parents and kids alike.

Silverback Learning's curator insight, February 24, 2015 12:38 PM

Have you checked this new app yet? We are curious to know what parents and educators think. 

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Explainer: what is the hybrid classroom and is it the future of education?

Explainer: what is the hybrid classroom and is it the future of education? | Student Support | Scoop.it
A blend of online and face-to-face teaching is changing the nature of the classroom.

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Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, February 24, 2015 7:23 AM

Blended education gets my vote - in the same sort of way that variable speed limits do - personalised choice driven by emerging communication media - relevant to a connected future whilst keeping people skills personal.

TRUCE's curator insight, March 2, 2015 3:53 PM

Sound approach in my opinion.

Raj Shekhar Mishra's curator insight, March 17, 2015 2:15 AM

The future of our classrooms is bright if we can carefully blend innovation with sound principles of education, rather than let one replace the other.