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EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons

EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons | Learning Tools | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

 


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tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:04 AM

Edpuzzle -> Add voice or embed questions to ease your students understanding. 

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5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations

5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations | Learning Tools | Scoop.it
If you’re a user of Google Drive, then no doubt you have also heard of and likely used Google Presentations (Google’s version of PowerPoint). It’s a great tool to create slick presentations in the cloud, especially after its most recent overhaul. However, Google Presentations is also a handy tool for doing some great projects with …

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 5, 2014 3:27 PM
Sometimes, the unexpected uses of a given tool are more useful than the expected one. Some ways to use google presentations, other than presentations:
  • Visual Note/Flash Cards
  • Visually Outline a Project
  • Create Visual Prompts & Virtual Discussion
  • Create a Repository of Images with Citation
  • Digital WorkBooks
Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 6, 2014 12:01 PM

The post suggests 5 ways of using Google presentations for other purposes, not just presentations. Great ideas for education!

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Learning Tools | Scoop.it

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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Why games are good for learning?
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Social Media & The Law – 11 Things You Need to Know Now

Social Media & The Law – 11 Things You Need to Know Now | Learning Tools | Scoop.it
At TopRank Online Marketing, our Monday mornings are usually filled with lots and lots of coffee, the clicking and clacking of keyboards being furiously typed

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Hanin Abu Al Rub's curator insight, October 6, 2013 4:32 AM
Here its Sundays... ;)
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robyns tut's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:27 PM

It is important to know the laws when it comes to social media and the internet as it is still relatively new and so we need to be informed about what we can and can't do. It is also important to know these things as most people have not realised the implications of online plagarism and insults towards others. All users of social media and the internet should read this article. - Sara

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A Must Read Guide ~ Google Forms for Teachers-

A Must Read Guide ~ Google Forms for Teachers- | Learning Tools | Scoop.it

Google Forms is one of the potent services Google provides for free for its users. Using Google Forms, you can very easily and without the need for any advanced technology knowledge create all kinds of forms to use with your students from contact forms to quizzes and polls. Since its inception a few years ago, Google Forms has undergone some major updates and the last one in this regard is enabling users to embed pictures and images into forms.


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Computer Safety for Kids & Teens

Computer Safety for Kids & Teens | Learning Tools | Scoop.it

By Emma Kavanagh

 

The Internet provides us with an abundant amount of educational information, entertainment, and can connect us with people throughout the entire world. As wonderful as the Internet can be, it can also be a dangerous place for children and teens. When using the Internet, one must be careful about sharing any form of personal information because unfortunately the Internet can be a platform for cyber criminals to target kids, teens, and young adults. The most common types of criminals found on the web include (online predators), identity thieves, cyberbullies, and hackers. In order to protect your children and loved to the fullest extent one must take all the necessary precautions when using a computer.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 2013 6:45 PM

Solid advice from writer Emma Kavanagh on Internet safety.  Article includes an extensive list of references!!

Thomas Holmes's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:57 AM

Much needed

Danielle hart's curator insight, September 7, 2015 10:16 PM

Good info to know 

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eduClipper

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Once installed in your browser, the "eduClip It" button lets you grab an content from any website and add it to one of your eduClipboards. When you clip from a website, we automatically grab the source link so we can credit the original creator.


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Maria Palaska's curator insight, June 19, 2013 1:47 AM

very useful tool! thanks!

Euneos's curator insight, June 22, 2013 3:44 AM

eduClipper on scoop.it -palvelun tyylinen sovellus. Nimen alkuosan edu- viittaa mahdollisesti siihen, että palvelu keskittyy opetuksellisiin aineistoihin. Tai sitten ei.

Tatyana Oleinik's curator insight, August 2, 2013 5:24 AM

it's good

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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations | Learning Tools | Scoop.it

We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications.


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SlideHunter's comment, June 7, 2013 1:17 PM
Hi Baiba. We are aware about the campaigns anti PowerPoint and decided to be proactive and offer some nice diagrams for free download from our website, here is hte link http://slidehunter.com/powerpoint-templates/
Baiba Svenca's comment, June 7, 2013 4:07 PM
Thanks for this link, SlideHunter!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:42 AM

by Richard Byrne

 

his suggestions about PowerPoint alternatives (browser and mobile applications)

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9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | Learning Tools | Scoop.it
What are the kinds of a tools a 21st century teacher should be expected to master? Here are 9.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:12 PM

I find the more I use Evernote the more uses I find for it.

Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:30 PM

explore em.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:34 PM

Of the 9 tools I've never used Pocket. It seems to be a feed that emails you, similar to scoop.it maybe but I'll have to check it out to know for sure.

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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint | Learning Tools | Scoop.it
You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?


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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 2014 10:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Linda Jones's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:47 AM

Looks interesting. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 2014 11:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.

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30+ Presentation Tips and Tutorials for the Savvy Presenter

30+ Presentation Tips and Tutorials for the Savvy Presenter | Learning Tools | Scoop.it
We've been compiling a list of top presentation resources that will help you become a master presenter. Check out the resources below nicely divided into categories of articles, infographics, Quora and videos. There's something for every presenter!

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 18, 2014 2:19 AM

Back before the digital age it was Dale Carnegie and Toastmasters.  While those are both still very valuable resources, the digital environment adds a slightly different nuance to it.  That's why I think this compilation of resources is valuable.

Barbara Hartzler's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:23 PM

For future reference. :)

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, August 19, 2014 12:22 AM

Good and exhaustive ressources, many things to look at.

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Learning Tools | Scoop.it
Moovly 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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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:39 AM

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


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 2015 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)

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How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning Tools | Scoop.it
Ready to take the plunge and start using iTunes U in the classroom? It's not as scary as you think - and many aren't yet using the tool!

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Sarah-Jane Davies's curator insight, September 17, 2013 8:41 AM

Technology is advancing continously; therefore it makes sense for educational systems to keep up with technology. This should be done because its is predominately the youth who enjoy advancing with technology. Therefore if more education systems use iTunesU students will be able to learn their work efficiently since they will understand it more easily than a dull textbook. If institutions adopt this new tool it will make vast changes in both the teacher's and students's education. This tool is very easy to use and is more convenient than compiling numerous notes and books. The only downside is that iTunesU is an Apple product. Therefore only those with iPads,iPhones or any other Apple products will be able to use iTunesU. Apple products are not necessarily cheap; therefore not all institutions would be able to use this new handy tool.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:02 PM

Author has lots of links and resources to assist you in preparing an iTunes U course. 

Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:09 AM

Sarah-Jane Davies's insight:

Technology is advancing continously; therefore it makes sense for educational systems to keep up with technology. This should be done because its is predominately the youth who enjoy advancing with technology. Therefore if more education systems use iTunesU students will be able to learn their work efficiently since they will understand it more easily than a dull textbook. If institutions adopt this new tool it will make vast changes in both the teacher's and students's education. This tool is very easy to use and is more convenient than compiling numerous notes and books. The only downside is that iTunesU is an Apple product. Therefore only those with iPads,iPhones or any other Apple products will be able to use iTunesU. Apple products are not necessarily cheap; therefore not all institutions would be able to use this new handy tool.

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Creation:
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Collaboration:
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
Communication:
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

***Want more AWESOME hints, tips and tricks?***
Check out my blog for loads more videos:
http://www.martinshervington.com


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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.

 

I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:02 AM
Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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5 killer ways to open up your next presentation

Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention? You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not

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malek's comment, June 1, 2013 4:09 PM
True, it's all about grasping attention
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:14 AM

This is to the point.

 

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:48 AM

Dit zijn echt hele goede tips, voorzien van een overtuigende redenatie, om (nog) beter te presenteren.

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emaze - Amazing Presentations in Minutes

emaze - Amazing Presentations in Minutes | Learning Tools | Scoop.it
Create amazing presentations for free in just a few minutes and turn your ideas into stunning live stories!

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CDIT's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:03 AM

pour soigner la forme sans courir...de risques

Dale Borgeson's comment, July 10, 2013 6:02 PM
I have been having some trouble with some of their editing tools. I hope they get easier to use soon.
Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, June 30, 2014 4:23 AM

Un outil intéressant et simple d'utilisation pour créer des présentations originales !

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Portfoliogen - Create a Free Customized Teacher Portfolio Webpage in Minutes!

Portfoliogen - Create a Free Customized Teacher Portfolio Webpage in Minutes! | Learning Tools | Scoop.it

Portfoliogen was developed by teachers for teachers to allow you to use todays technology to create a web based portfolio and display your skills beyond the conventional paper-based portfolio. This online service provides teachers with a way to create their own professional looking webpage in less than 5 minutes.


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AnnC's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:26 PM

efficiency - more  time to be a teacher

Pablo Barrios's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:19 PM

Portafolios para docentes. Una herramienta para evaluar y analizar.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:33 PM

Great way to organise yourself and your professional learning