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What Does Supportive Leadership Look Like?

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National Public Radio did a recent story looking at why teachers stay on the job despite the inherent difficulties and relatively low pay.

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Andrew Hockley's curator insight, April 2, 2015 3:37 AM

"National Public Radio did a recent story looking at why teachers stay on the job despite the inherent difficulties and relatively low pay. It cited a 2012 survey of teachers, which found that 68 percent of teachers cited "supportive leadership" as "absolutely essential" to retaining good teachers, with another 29 percent saying it was "very important.""

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How To Curate Content Like A Pro: 8 Lessons (Examples Included)

How To Curate Content Like A Pro: 8 Lessons (Examples Included) | teaching tech tools | Scoop.it
Content curation is not an aggregation of existing content, references, or links. It adds value through unique commentary. Learn more about how to boost your content curation with these eight lessons and numerous actionable tips.

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Romuald Dariot's curator insight, December 11, 2014 6:49 AM

Les sons tout go a head

Terri Rice's curator insight, December 11, 2014 9:46 PM

There is a lot of good practices here to implement. I had to read it three times to absorb just half of it. I'm a slow learner, but if you need to put some gas in your Content Curation to boost your numbers of readers then this list will help. I have a few days or weeks ahead of me to put this all into action. 

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, December 14, 2014 9:39 AM

Una actualizada e interesante propuesta

 

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The Explorer

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The Explorer is a commercial that is subtitled and features an amazing, inspiring speech by Buzz Aldrin. Students listen to the speech and unscramble the sentences (put in order). Check with the an...

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13 Great Free Text to Speech Tools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

13 Great Free Text to Speech Tools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | teaching tech tools | Scoop.it

 

 

Below is a list of some great web tools that allows you to convert text into speech. This is a great way to relax your tired eyes especially after a busy day of teaching.

 

1- Announcify (http://goo.gl/FHG82)

Announcify reads out loud every website you want. For example, if you're too tired but still need to study one more Wikipedia entry, Announcify can help your tired eyes relax.

 

2- Fox Vox (http://goo.gl/4ZQtE)

FoxVox will speak any text you highlight in a web page. FoxVox can also create audiobooks in mp3, ogg, and wav formats. You can now easily turn your blogs and articles into podcasts

 

3- Natural Reader (http://goo.gl/dHU9f)

NaturalReader is a text-to-speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy-to-use software can read to you any text such as Microsoft Word files, webpages, PDF files, and E-mails. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV.

 

4- Balabolka (http://goo.gl/GFPgu)

Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available toBalabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from AZW, CHM, DjVu, DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODT, PRC, PDF and RTF files, customize font and background color  control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys

 

5- Chrome Speak (http://goo.gl/jb83T)

Chrome speak provides native support for speech on Windows (using SAPI 5), Mac OS X, and Chrome OS, using speech synthesis capabilities provided by the operating system. On all platforms, the user can install extensions that register themselves as alternative speech engines

 

6- Odiogo (http://goo.gl/jaCzg)

Odiogo lets you  transform textual content into audio formats downloadable directly to the PC, iPods/MP3 players and mobile phones!

 

7- Power Talk (http://goo.gl/zagQH)

PowerTalk is a free program that automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows.You just download and install PowerTalk and while you open and run the presentation as usual it speaks the text on your slides. The advantage over other generic 'Text To Speech' programs is that PowerTalk is able to speak text as it appears and can also speak hidden text attached to images.

 

8- QR Voice (http://goo.gl/k29m7)

QR Voice allows you to easily type in text and hear it spoken to you. It does not require any software download or registration and has user friendly interface.

 

9- Select and Speak (http://goo.gl/4fBlX)

Select and Speak uses iSpeech's human-quality text-to-speech (TTS) reads selected text.  It includes 43 iSpeech text to speech  voices.  You can configure the voice and speed option by changing the settings at options page

 

10- Speak It (http://goo.gl/PyA9i)

SpeakIt reads selected text using Text-to-Speech technology with language auto-detection. It can read text in more than 50 languages.

 

11- Text to Voice (http://goo.gl/oDo6Q)

TTS gives Firefox the power of speech. Select text, click the button on the bottom right of Firefox window and this add-on speaks the selected text for you. Isn't it brilliant? Audio is downloadable.

 

12- Text 2 Speech (http://goo.gl/qot3E)

Just enter your text, select one of the voices and download the resulting mp3 file to your computer. This service is free and you are allowed to use the speech files for any purpose, including commercial uses.

 

13- VozMe (http://goo.gl/IgOjg)

Voz Me is pretty much similar to QR Voice. It is very easy to use and has a simple interlace. Just type in your text and click to hear it spoken to you.

 

 


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You can be a content curation master

You can be a content curation master | teaching tech tools | Scoop.it
Curation is commonly associated with people who move about in libraries or museums, but yet again, the digital sphere has taken that little word and reworked it into something of its own.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, January 6, 2015 1:48 PM

Here I am curating an article about curating! LOL Thanks to Craig Cardimon for finding this gem. I think the key is to stay on point with your related topic (mine is tech comm topics, so mine is fairly broad). There are some good pointers in here. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Recursos para gamificación: cómo crear insignias fácilmente

Recursos para gamificación: cómo crear insignias fácilmente | teaching tech tools | Scoop.it

Presentamos una aplicación online que permite crear badges, insignias, sin esfuerzo. Ideal para usar como herramienta para la gamificación.


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Mª de Lourdes Ferrando Rodríguez's curator insight, November 10, 2014 7:21 AM

Un "refuerzo"/premio digital ,al esfuerzo y al trabajo para utilizar con nuestros alumnos y alumnas. 

Javier Arana's curator insight, November 10, 2014 11:11 AM

Una aplicación interesante de considerar para la creación de Badges de Gamificaction y usarlas en nuestros programas de clases o de trabajo.

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, October 15, 2016 4:56 AM
Recursos online para gamificar a aprendizagem.
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FREE Audio to Text with YouTube CC Transcription

UPDATED This at http://youtu.be/yxmfJuC2Uno Here is a down and dirty way to convert audio to text using YouTube transcription services.
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Truco para convertir texto a Mp3 sin instalar nada

Truco para convertir texto a Mp3 sin instalar nada | teaching tech tools | Scoop.it

Un sencillo truco para convertir palabras y textos a un archivo de audio, concretamente texto a Mp3. No se necesita descargar ni instalar ningún software.


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