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Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning

Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning | Tech | Scoop.it
There are thousands of different ways to introduce programming to your class in fun and interactive ways for the upcoming Hour of Code (December 8-14). While most apps and tutorials do require internet connected computers or mobile devices, it does not mean that schools without this level of technology cannot get involved. In fact, coding with paper can be an even more engaging and meaningful way to introduce students to early programming concepts.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 5, 2015 9:34 PM

Coding is a skill of logic, maths and language every bit as much as computers and technology. The low-tech options here suit most schools.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, November 6, 2015 1:46 AM

Bonissim, sempre és interessant portar al pla físic les idees digitals, les fan més compressibles.

Lee Hall's curator insight, November 6, 2015 2:00 PM

Coding with paper is a wonderful way to introduce coding to students. 

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ED Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet

ED Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet | Tech | Scoop.it
The Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. These materials were prepared as part of the Department of Education's International Education Initiative.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 15, 2015 3:31 PM

If you are thinking about classroom projects that reach out beyond the local environment, visit this site. 


International Collaboration can transform the way you teach.  Idea time. Check it out! 

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Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out

Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out | Tech | Scoop.it

I want to highlight one unique style that I hope becomes a significant part of presentations moving forward.

Enter cinemagraphs.

What is it, exactly? It’s a hybrid of a photo and video. You can also refer to it as an animated GIF, but don’t let the negative GIF stereotype destroy your perspective.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 30, 2015 3:11 PM

An interesting new presentation style cinemagraph combines images and video. The post gives you detailed instructions on what you should do to try this new method.

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13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse

13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse | Tech | Scoop.it

Creating your own images is also an excellent tactic for re-purposing text-only content into enticing images. Here are some examples: Turn quotes into an interesting slideshow, post an event announcement on a pretty picture, place stats onto eye-catching graphs, give a blog post title some pizzaz, create an infographic about the history of your biz, create a catchy, custom featured image for a video, etc. The possibilities are endless.

 

To help you create images that get BuzzFeed-worthy engagement, here are 13 of our favorite and easy-to-use visual content creation tools....


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ffeog's curator insight, March 13, 2015 4:38 AM

A picture speaks a thousand words - some good resources here for visual content and creation to add a visual dimension to your messages, which tend to perform much better for opens and clicks than text alone.

Carlene Kelsey's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:22 AM

Content is shared in many forms.  These tools make it pretty easy to get creative.

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, March 25, 2015 3:14 PM
Good article to help anyone wanting to create better content.
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Edgaged: Word Wall Words and Chatterpix

Edgaged: Word Wall Words and Chatterpix | Tech | Scoop.it
Kindergarten students absolutely love to express their learning using an iPad. Touch enabled devices, whether Android or iOS, give them the opportunity to utilize digital tools at a very efficient rate. Combine it with the ability to share through Google Drive, and you have a powerful learning experience as students can view their classmate's work in a shared folder. 

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Fun App for Kids Turns Writing Into Interactive Game | Edudemic

Fun App for Kids Turns Writing Into Interactive Game | Edudemic | Tech | Scoop.it
Do your students suffer from writer’s block? I’ve found a cure for what ails them: Writing Challenge for Kids, an app by Literautas. After reading several positive online reviews, I tried this app with my students and got results that surpassed my wildest expectations.

With this app, the task of brainstorming a story introduction, scenes, and characters becomes a game. Working against the clock, students respond to specific prompts that guide them through the story-writing process. It’s fun, it’s fast, and, as the name suggests, it’s challenging. Read on to discover if this challenge is right for your students.

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

"Realtime topographic contour line generation."


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 8, 2015 10:08 AM

Well, that is just incredible. Now THAT'S a sandbox! Augmented Reality is going to be a major gamechanger.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 5, 2015 9:20 PM

Every Geography classroom needs one of these to explain topography

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:24 PM

This thing is sick! I would love to make one of these i would play with this thing for hours and I'm an adult. And they say video games are useless, the kinect can be used for things other than dance offs and such. 

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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 | Tech | 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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PBL Recipe Cards ~ Ginger Lewman and Kevin Honeycutt

PBL Recipe Cards ~ Ginger Lewman and Kevin Honeycutt | Tech | Scoop.it

"Look over the titles and descriptions for each set below. Then decide if you'd like to have a copy of the cards mailed to you ready to go on beautiful, slick card stock, or if you'd prefer a digital download, where you can access the cards immediately for no shipping and handling costs. Either way, you're getting a great value!"

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

I usually don't include resources that carry a price tag, but these are so valuable and reasonable in cost that they are definitely worth checking out. Lewman (and Honeycutt) have created project assignments that combine engaging real-wprth tasks with common core skills. The cards are useful k-12 and can be applied with or without technology. A very practical and well thought out approach, Kudos! Sample cards are provided to give examples.


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 26, 2015 9:37 AM

I'm a fan of the work done by Ginger Lewman and Kevin Honeycutt. They know their PBL!!

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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader | Tech | Scoop.it
Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 18, 2015 11:45 AM

Toujours intéressant de tester comme beaucoup d'autres ressources en ligne pour l'orthographe. 

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 2015 9:10 PM

I'll have to try this new service. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:11 AM

..always handy when writing :)

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5 PowerPoint Shortcuts That Will Save Your Life

Looking for some ways to make the arduous act of presentation-making faster and easier? Look no further than BrightCarbon's top five shortcuts!

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Tony Park's curator insight, January 28, 2015 9:03 PM

Some great points.

Tony Park

Business Gardener.

Frank Napoli's curator insight, January 29, 2015 3:57 PM

Great presentation and information.

John P. Street's curator insight, July 1, 2015 2:15 PM

PowerPoint shortcuts

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Aligning Objects Between Your PowerPoint Slides

Aligning Objects Between Your PowerPoint Slides | Tech | Scoop.it
One of the most annoying and tedious PowerPoint tasks is aligning objects BETWEEN your slides so that stuff isn’t just floating around in your presentation…yes, everyone notices! So the question is...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 4, 2015 2:00 PM

An excellent tutorial by Nuts & Bolts Speed Training on aligning objects in your presentations.

Bob Connelly's curator insight, February 19, 2015 9:46 AM

I often obsess about alignment in my slides, even though they are usually minimalist, with little text or few objects. So something to make alignment between slides easier catches my attention!

 

I generally use Keynote over Powerpoint, so this won't be much help to me but might for those who do.

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The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius

The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius | Tech | Scoop.it

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Jayne Courts's curator insight, February 9, 2015 5:24 AM

Tuesday 10th February 2015 is Safer Internet  Day. Please visit http://safetytrain.org.uk/safer-internet-day-2015.html where Safety Train have details on how to stay safe online.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, February 9, 2015 12:08 PM

intéressant, certes.

 

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:11 PM

Almost all our students are addicted to social media. this is a point to take advantage of their interest to make them learn without  stress.

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A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : by Med Kharbach

A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : by Med Kharbach | Tech | Scoop.it
With the advance of technology and its full embrace in education, many new learning and teaching concepts have being  created to the point that it becomes very hard to keep up with the new releases. Below is a great cheat sheet that you can use as a guide to help you learn more about the important trends in educational technology.From asynchronous learning to virtual learning, you will be able to have a clear picture of what every trending term stands for. Enjoy

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The Four Negative Sides of Technology | Edudemic

The Four Negative Sides of Technology | Edudemic | Tech | Scoop.it

"We live in a high tech world—with high tech classrooms. We embrace the benefits of using iPads during class, integrating tweets during presentations, and teaching students while using smart TVs. We know the many benefits of incorporating technology while teaching, such as adding diversity to lessons, increasing student interaction, and to bringing new perspectives and knowledge to the class.

But there can be a negative side resulting from inappropriate or overuse of technology, and that negative side can have serious and long-term consequences."

 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 3, 2015 7:21 AM

Technology has many benefits, but it can also cause harm. Edudemic shares updated information on some of the harmful effects technology may bring, as well as five ways you may address the harmful impacts. Two of the harmful effects are below.

1. Technology changes the way children think. Research shows that "the use of technology can alter the actual wiring of the brain." There may be benefits to this, but there are some known issues that are discussed in the post.

2. Technology changes the way children feel. A study of two groups of 6th graders showed that those who "no access to technology for five days" were more empathetic than those who were using it. Studies also show that children who use technology  more than 4 hours a day may experiences difficulties in "social skills and emotional reactions."

In addition to two additional negative impacts the five suggestions include:

* Teach responsible usage.

* Use classroom technology intentionally.

These are issues that are impacted by how students use technology outside of school. You may want to include some of this information in a parent newsletter.

Daniela Tabares Restrepo's curator insight, March 8, 11:23 PM
This is an important text since we have to know that the use of technology has many benefits for the learning processes, and nowadays it has become a trend having one or more technological devices. The point is that an excessive use could have some negative points. For example, many years ago kids had a lot of interaction with their friends face to face, either playing or doing another things, but it have changed a lot since the excessive use of technology has caused that now kids do not want to get out for sharing time with their friends, they only want to be in Social Networks. Also, as it is mentioned in the text "Technology can put privacy and safety at risk"; it is true since many people, not only kids, share in their social Networks about private things that other people should not know. In conclusion, it is important to take into account the good aspects of implementing technology for education, but teachers should make their students conscious of the problems that excessive use of it can brings..
Julián David Cano's curator insight, March 20, 7:32 PM
As I already have reflected in the other articles that I have published, there is not any doubt about the important role that technology can have in education . Technology offers us millions of reasons to contribute positively in the learning process, and there are infinite resources, applications and web pages that help in our profession.

As technology has become a daily tool, it has advantages and disadvantages. It is important to take a look to this article due to the fact that ir presents four negative aspects of technology. Children are losing the ability to interact face to face with others because they only want to be focused on their digital devices. In addition, as the author says: "Technology can put privacy and safety at risk". It can be evidenced because many people are using social networks in a deliberate way without paying attention to the risks of exposing the privacy to everybody. Those are examples described in the article about the negative aspects that can arise from the bad use of technology.
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Word Cloud Generator

Word Cloud Generator | Tech | Scoop.it

Generate word clouds from text or URL.


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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 16, 2015 11:14 AM

Word clouds are useful in all kinds of ways for writers to look at repetition, as well as for use in the classroom.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 16, 2015 6:52 PM

Word Generators are great ways to get students to think about the associations between words and concepts. 

GLASGOW ESOL FORUM's curator insight, September 5, 2016 3:49 AM
Good morning everyone. Here is a fantastic tool for teachers useful when doing new vocabulary.
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FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com

FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com | Tech | Scoop.it
I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free!

This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!

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John Evans's comment, March 12, 2015 3:50 PM
mrsjgarcia - It says it is free when you follow the link but in iTunes mine says $9.99 (Canadian)
mrsjgarcia's comment, March 12, 2015 4:41 PM
Thanks John, It may be free in the US store. I am in El Salvador and I know that in the past there are big differences between the stores in Canada, the USA and here. Thanks for the feedback..
Sample Student's comment, March 12, 2015 5:52 PM
Disappointing to find it is $10.99 in the Australian store.
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Video Toolbox: A Good iPad App for Blurring Student Faces (when needed) - Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Video Toolbox: A Good iPad App for Blurring Student Faces (when needed) - Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Tech | Scoop.it

"Despite our best efforts, sometimes a student who shouldn’t get photographed gets in a picture or video. If it’s a photo, in the past I’ve either deleted the picture or used the free iOS app “TouchBlur” to blur that student’s face if they were in a group shot. Here’s an example of a photo like that from my class last year, when students participated in a “cantilever span” building challenge idea I copied from Brian Crosby.

Today my wife realized a video she’d recently taken of students showing off the “Jitterbug Robots” they had built included a brief view of a “redshirt” student. The videos are SO great I didn’t want her to have to take the entire thing offline, so I searched and found five different iPad apps which are touted to support video blurring. Here’s the summary of what I found for these apps, along with my recommendations. "


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How To Make A Homemade Smartphone Projector - Viral Videos

How To Make A Homemade Smartphone Projector - Viral Videos | Tech | Scoop.it
Watching your favorite TV shows on Netflix and YouTube on your smartphone is great, but after a while looking down for so long can become tiring. If only there was an easy way to make your smartphone into your own movie theater… Well there is!

With just a cardboard box and magnifying glass, BuzzFeed explains how to make a homemade projector for smartphones that can turn any room into a theater. Genius!

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Pete Ofstedal's curator insight, March 10, 2015 9:07 AM

Gotta try this

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 10, 2015 2:49 PM

The comments on this video are rude and obscene, however the video instructions are clever and easy to follow. I can see any kid following them to get good results.

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How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint

How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint | Tech | 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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EdTechnocation: Google Classroom Updates! ~ by Michael Fricano

EdTechnocation: Google Classroom Updates! ~ by Michael Fricano | Tech | Scoop.it
New Updates Released for Google Classroom on February 25, 2015!
The Google Classroom Team is at it again with 4 more updates for Google Classroom. Three of them are specifically for the mobile apps. Let's take a closer look!

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How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom - TeachThought

How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom - TeachThought | Tech | Scoop.it
Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your classroom.

Google Apps for Education is a free suite of cloud-based tools created by Google to use in your classroom. You probably knew that part, and likely have a vague awareness of what’s available (Google Drive, Google Form, etc.) But Sylvia Duckworth has gone a step further, giving you an extended metaphor (a train), a graphic (with color), and a brief description of each “stop” of the Google Apps for Education train.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, February 22, 2015 12:20 PM

Yes, but linking google anything and Blackboard is a bit of a glitch yet.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:59 AM

Hyvin tiivistetty.

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How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint

How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint | Tech | Scoop.it
Creating picture transparency is one of those zany things in PowerPoint that is technically impossible…you cannot directly add a transparency to a picture…but there just happens to be a workaround....

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 16, 2015 2:04 AM

A useful tutorial on working with images in your presentations.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 10, 2015 4:06 AM

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Amazing Free PowerPoint Add-in for Motion Path Animations

To get slides to the front animation sequence, visit my blog here: http://bit.ly/1ykmNUt . This video shows a super cool animation add-in that I wish I knew ...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 30, 2015 12:33 PM

See how you can easily add animations to your PowerPoint presentations.

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How to Make a Cartoon of Yourself in PowerPoint

My newest tutorial video about ways to make a cartoon of yourself in PowerPoint, including using CrazyTalk Animator, which is a separate software you can get...

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Tdutec Innovación Educativa's curator insight, January 25, 2015 12:28 PM

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David Swaddle's curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:01 PM

CrazyTalk is so much fun! Here's a quick demo of what it can do.