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The Ultimate Word Search Maker

Make amazing interactive word search puzzles that you can put right on your website for your learners to play and enjoy.

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WordSearch Maker is a great free tool to create wordsearches for learners.

This could be to help with spelling words or it could be for curriculum specific words based around a particular topic.

Once finished, simply share the URL of the wordsearch with them or use the embed tool to embed it into a website or blog.

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using New and Emerging Technologies to enhance Learning Provider's "current Practice" - John is a retired eLearning Adviser, but keeping up to date, and all views are his own
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Educational Apps | Facebook

Educational Apps | Facebook | technologies | Scoop.it

Educational Apps. FiTES (Find Try Evaluate & Share) - You are the experts in your field of work

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Sharing posts about apps and extensions I've found, tried and evaluated for the world of Education.
For learners, practitioners, and other stakeholders...
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Applied Digital Skills:- Digital Tools to Help Learners Succeed On-line

Applied Digital Skills:- Digital Tools to Help Learners Succeed On-line | technologies | Scoop.it

Help your learners succeed on-line and prepare for their careers with free digital tools and online lessons from Applied Digital Skills.

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There are so many digital resources today, so many educators, including myself, who are regularly sharing resources and ideas for teaching, so many ways to focus the learning process on the interests and abilities of learners, that when educators complain that their learners are not engaged, it has to be the time to stop and to look carefully at why this happening. 
Educators, need to push their limits, seek new approaches which will stimulate curiosity and an appetite for learning. 
Educators need to give learners the space and time to practice, to create and not just consume knowledge to pass exams. 
Applied Digital Skills is a free technology curriculum aligned with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education); it provides free lessons for educators to dip into and use or adapt to their teaching context. 
Each lesson indicates the necessary time, level (i.e. who it is most suitable for), a focus on the skills which are meant to be developed, as well as a rubric. 
Well worth a closer look and by doing so, helping learners succeed on-line and prepare for their future.
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PDFelement 6.3: A Complete PDF Solution

PDFelement 6.3: A Complete PDF Solution | technologies | Scoop.it
PDFelement is your all-in-one PDF solution. Create, edit, convert, annotate, protect, merge, watermark, compress, and sign PDF files in a better way.
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If you are an educator and/or learner you must have noticed that digital files are taking over from the traditional paper work. 
Many refer to this as going paperless. 
Well, it’s thanks to the efficacy of being paperless that directly translates to improvement in document handling hence escalated productivity especially within learning environments. 
PDF files are now one of the most popular files around in the realm of... - reading, - creating documents and - collaborating with others. 
PDFelement 6.3 is an all in one tool with powerful features for editing, converting, annotating, filling and signing PDF files. 
Within education PDF files are being used...
  - to Convert Assignments, Course Notes and Other Documents To and From PDF
  - when Collaborating on Projects
  - to Digitally sign files
  - to Convert Paper/Scan Documents to Readable/Editable PDF Documents and
  - to Combine Files Into One Large File 
PDFelement is compatible and available on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android for organisation-wide standardisation and there is a trial version to use to check the tool.
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Google Family Link - Manage a Child’s Android Phone

Google Family Link - Manage a Child’s Android Phone | technologies | Scoop.it
Stay in the loop as your child explores on their Android device
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Heads up parents! 
If you would like a way to keep your loved ones safe, especially when they use their phone, then Google's Family Link may be the option you’ve been looking for. 
Basically it’s a way to children with a fully capable smartphone that parents can control. 
Yes I'm sure we're all aware that Google has a strict age requirement of 13 years or older and, for younger children parents are faced with two options, some choose to...
  - lie about their childrens' age, or
  - disappoint their loved ones, telling them they can’t have their own account. 
Mean old Google! 
That’s why Google has introduced Family Link. 
Family Link is an Android app that allows parents, to set up a Google account for their child under 13 and connect it to their own Google account. 
When their child turns 13, the account is all theirs. 
In the meantime, parents can manage all aspects of their child’s account. 
Parents can...
  - grant access to specific apps and tools,
  - approve paid downloads,
  - monitor screen time,
  - track their location,
  - see what apps they're spending the most time in
...and more. 
Even better, it’s completely free. 
NOTE: There is a catch, however: it requires the child’s device to have Android Nougat (7.0) or newer. So if parents were looking to give their child one of their old phones, it may not work out — it all depends on how old the said “old” phone really is. Parents can see which version of Android any phone is running by going to Settings > About Phone. 
NOTE: It’s also worth mentioning to parents that their child will be able to see of the settings they sets in the app, on their phone, but they won’t be able to change of them. That’s neat. 
If I wasn't retired, I'd be encouraging Learning Providers to raise awareness of Google's Family Link to Parents and Guardians.
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Pixton Comic Characters - easily insert comic characters into Powerpoint slides (Pedagogical Agents for Learning)

Pixton Comic Characters - easily insert comic characters into Powerpoint slides (Pedagogical Agents for Learning) | technologies | Scoop.it
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Looking for ways to add illustrated, posable comic characters to your presentations? Well Pixton Comic Characters is a PowerPoint extension that Educators and/or Learners can easily install. 
Pixton Comic Characters enables users to easily insert comic characters into their slides. 
There are over 40 thousand images to choose from and users don’t even need to have a Pixton account to start using the pre-set characters. 
For users who already have a Pixton account, they can link the account and start creating their own customised characters to insert in their presentations. 
To learn more about the Pixton Comics characters add-in, watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/4HEIC2kQiA8 ;
P.S. For those of you not familiar with Pixton Comic Maker - https://www.pixton.com/uk/ - this is a web tool, and mobile app, that's ideal for creating educational comics, allowing users to easily design comic characters to use for a variety of educational purposes. 
Both are worth a closer look and trying out.
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Typing Pal - On-line Typing/keyboarding skills Program

Typing Pal - On-line Typing/keyboarding skills Program | technologies | Scoop.it
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Typing is an essential skill for using technology in the Real World but few Learning Providers offer typing courses. 
Typing Pal is a valuable tool for individuals to learn typing and keyboarding skills; its three environment levels and customisable texts keep learning relevant to learners' courses and skill levels. 
When learners take the initial timed test, it's easy to track their improvement over the Typing Pal course, since the final test is identical. 
The Typing Pal course includes a number of motivational tools to keep learners tracking their own progress. 
During each lesson, learners can see their...
  - current accuracy percentage,
  - number of mistakes,
  - speed, and
  - progress. 
This provides an awareness of how learners are doing within the Typing Pal lesson. 
Learners also have access to the video replays of their own exercises to allow them to clearly see where they struggle. 
The built-in improvement exercises automatically customise themselves to each user's needs and provide targeted practice. 
Educators can also give older learners more control over their goals, helping learners take charge of their own learning. 
For Educators, the back end features very powerful learner management tools where settings for groups and activities can be modified. 
There are also customisable fonts for learners with special needs, including dyslexia-friendly fonts. 
Typing Pal is meant to be used frequently for short durations, getting students to learn and practice their new skills. 
Typing Pal's lessons are broken down into small, gradual steps, and learners are encouraged with the award of badges. 
NOTE:
  1: Typing Pal isn't free.
  2: Visit Typing Pal Online - http://www.typingpal.com/product/typing-pal-online - to view the options for individuals, rather than learning providers
  3: click the link to the Typing Pal Store - https://www.druide.com/boutique/taptouche/index.php? - for the costs for individuals e.g. the Windows download version, at the time of posting this was £20.57
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Educational Documentaries

Educational Documentaries | technologies | Scoop.it
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Many Educators spend time looking for some good websites that provide curated educational documentaries. 
These links feature some options that may be worth a closer look. 
These links are to platforms where Educators, and/or Learners, can get access to a plethora of documentaries spanning different topics and subject areas. 
Educators can...
  - browse through the wide range of categories on offer,
  - pick appropriate documentaries and
  - share with learners. 
The Documentaries are provided with a short written synopsis and an embedded clip usually from popular video hosting sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. 
If learning providers block these websites, Educators probably won't be able to watch some documentaries from these sites. The sites are...
  - Documentary Heaven - http://documentaryheaven.com/watch-online/ - over 30 categories from Education and Human Rights to to Science and War
  - Documentary Storm - https://documentarystorm.com/ - educational documentaries from different on-line sources and 
  - Free Documentaries - http://freedocumentaries.org/ - full-length documentary films free of charge, with no registration needed. 
I hope there is something here for all of you.
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ELT Notebook: - An ELT Glossary

ELT Notebook: - An ELT Glossary | technologies | Scoop.it
A glossary of the most common terms
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ELT abounds in technical terms - some of them from linguistics, others from language teaching methodology or educational theory. 
The ELT Notebook is a glossary of the most common terms with definitions, examples and, where relevant, extra information and follow up reading. 
Users can search for the terms they want...
  - alphabetically or
  - by topic e.g. Terms connected with phonology, lexis, grammar, discourse, error, learning and acquisition, testing, language skills and methodology 
Note: New terms are constantly being added to this glossary. 
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Outplanr: Turn to-do lists into daily work plans

Outplanr: Turn to-do lists into daily work plans | technologies | Scoop.it
Turn task lists into real, feasible work plans, that also include time spent on meetings. Keep projects on track and easily check how much time was spent on each task against your estimates. Avoid downtime and team burnout. Plan, track and relax.
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Outplanr is a project and resource manager that turns a users to do list into a weekly work plan, where they can see what their team are doing in real-time. 
Users can organise and keep track of multiple projects, while making sure that everyone knows what do do now and next, avoiding stress for the team and keeping everyone motivated and on track. 
All users need is the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera or Internet Explorer. 
Outplanr will work on Macs and PCs and they even offer special Tablet and Mobile-friendly versions. Potential users can see a more detailed overview by visiting the Outplanr Guide at https://outplanr.zendesk.com/hc/en-us ;
NOTE: Outplanr offers a 30 day Free Trial before users have to choose a plan and subscribe - Pricing can be viewed at https://www.outplanr.com/pricing.html ;
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FlipQuiz™  Creating Digital Quizzes

FlipQuiz™  Creating Digital Quizzes | technologies | Scoop.it
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Many educators use Google forms as their "go to" tool to create different types of quizzes, questionnaires and polls. 
Anything they create on Forms will be automatically saved to their Google Drive so they can access, view, and edit it anytime they want. 
For something different... 
FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows Educators to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews within learning environments.  
All boards created can be saved for later use. 
Educators can also share their boards up on-screen and have learners work on them collaboratively. 
Watch the demo at https://flipquiz.me/demo to see what the gameshow-style board looks like. 
The final plus - It's FREE! 
NOTE: There is the option to upgrade to FlipQuiz PRO - charges, for the upgrade, can be paid monthly or yearly.
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Create new quiz reviews for free - Flip Quiz boards can also be saved for reuse. 
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GoalsOnTrack: App for Goal Setting

GoalsOnTrack: App for Goal Setting | technologies | Scoop.it
GoalsOnTrack is a robust and comprehensive smart goal setting software program that helps you set, track and share goals, manage tasks, track time, build habits, create vision board, keep goal journal, and achieve more success in reaching both personal and business goals.
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Not all learners are created equal. 
Learners that perform well, tend to be those who are self-motivated and who love learning for learning’s sake. 
They take notes in lectures, not because they have to but because they want to, and they set themselves goals and hold themselves accountable for meeting them. 
However we're also aware that it’s easy to lose focus if they don’t have something to keep them on track. 
That’s where GoalsOnTrack comes into play. 
The GoalsOnTrack application can be accessed through both the web and through a smartphone application and it’s all about helping learners set and stick to SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) goals. 
Bigger goals can be broken up into smaller chunks so that they’re easier to swallow, and users can also take notes on their goals and their progress or track their progress offline. 
NOTE: It isn't FREE - approx £52 a year at the time posting this (Less than £5 a month or 15p per day). 
Both apps require an active account via the website. 
Not everyone needs to use an app to set and achieve their goals – but most people will at the very least feel some benefit.
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GoAnimate: Create Animated Videos for your Learners 

GoAnimate: Create Animated Videos for your Learners  | technologies | Scoop.it

Make animated videos on-line for your learners with GoAnimate. Create animated marketing videos, sales videos, explainer videos, training videos and elearning videos. Make video presentations and produce video advertising. Use our powerful animation software to increase the ROI on your video.

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One of the many new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate to Add Animation to your eLearning Whether educators want to create...
  - an animated whiteboard video (moving hand draws objects on your screen right before your eyes!), or
  - a more character-based video (animated characters walk, move, talk, and emote), 
...GoAnimate makes it possible. 
Even for those of us with limited or no drawing skill or knowledge of how to create animation. 
Some Educators are integrating GoAnimate clips with screen captures (e.g. created using Captivate or other software). 
This can be done by using GoAnimate's Camera Effects to zoom in on the screen of a PC, until the initial image of the screen capture is full size. That's when the GoAnimate video ends and the screen capture starts. 
By creating and/or integrating GoAnimate videos within eLearning, Educators can add humour, engagement, and a fun element that learners will love. 
But what may be more important to educators is they can publish their projects as fully SCORM-compliant training that can be uploaded to their LMS, with all of the record-keeping and reporting that they may need. 
Yes it will take some time but it's well worth giving it a try.
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AutoMastery - Google Forms add-on

AutoMastery - Google Forms add-on | technologies | Scoop.it

AutoMastery is a Google Forms Add-On that allows the Form owner to send learners assignments based on their score on a Google Form.

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As Educators, you'll be aware that...
  - administering a quiz,
  - sorting the scores,
  - then trying to ensure learners get appropriate assignments (personalised Learning), based on the scores, 
...takes a lot of time! AutoMastery is a new Google Forms add-on, that automates all of those tasks so practitioners can spend time facilitating and following up with learners who need extra help. The AutoMastery add-on allows users to automatically differentiate assignments for learners based on the score they receive on a Google Forms quiz. 
Users...
  - set a mastery score and a beginner level score. 
Learners who score...
  - at or above mastery will receive a link to an extension activity.
  - at or below the beginner level will receive an assignment that is designed to fit their needs and help them build the necessary skills to move to the progression level.
  - above beginner but below mastery will receive an assignment that is designed to bring them up to the mastery level.
...All assignments will be sent to the learners through an automated email. 
NOTE: When installing the AutoMastery add-on, users are likely see a warning message that says the app has not been approved by Google and to only install it if you know and trust the developer. I'm assured this is just a glitch that will be worked out soon! 
Once installed, users will need to configure AutoMastery. 
During this step users will set the mastery and beginner scores and add the links to the three different assignments they've have selected. 
AutoMastery has the potential to be used, by educators, across all subject areas; must be worth trying out.
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WebRoom: provides all the features required for effective live on-line classes and meetings

WebRoom: provides all the features required for effective live on-line classes and meetings | technologies | Scoop.it
Teach or Meet Live Now
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Many Educators are looking for ways to host an on-line learning environment, an on-line tutoring session and/or to 'connect and collaborate' with colleagues, the list goes on. 
At times all of us could use a free and easy way to create on-line rooms. 
Yes you could use Google Hangouts, but, to be fair, more times than not at least one person has trouble signing into the Hangout (Heads-up - the cause is usually found in having multiple Google Accounts open at the same time). 
Other virtual 'conference room platforms' can be expensive. 
A possible solution to both of those problems is WebRoom which provides all the features required for effective live on-line classes and meetings. 
Basically there are three steps...
  - Create a room - just enter your name and email address,
  - Invite Participants - use the invite function, or share the link provided via email, chat or however you like and
  - that's it - Participants join instantly by clicking the link. 
As for the technical requirements...
  - Browsers... a current version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Edge
  - Mobile Devices...Android OS 4+ and Chrome application or Android 5+ with a built-in Chrome browser. iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod) with iOS 11 or above and only with Safari browser IMPORTANT! 
Heads up - a connection between Safari and Edge browsers, at the time of posting this, can not be established. 
Last of all, take a look at Richard Byrne's video clip "How to create a Virtual Conference Room" at https://www.youtube.com/embed/4BQYrR9Y4fs ;
This is a "I must try it out" tool!
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Zoho Notebook - Note Taking App - Add Text, Images, Audio, Checklist 

Zoho Notebook - Note Taking App - Add Text, Images, Audio, Checklist  | technologies | Scoop.it
Notebook, unbound.
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Zoho Notebook is a great tool for learners. 
The quick drawing capability makes Zoho Notebook a great option for learners when taking notes in maths, science, or any other subject, where typing isn't always the most efficient way to record notes. 
Zoho Notebook is a free and advert-free tool for taking notes in... 
  - typed,
  - drawn and
  - spoken 
...form. 
Zoho Notebook is available to use on...
There's also a Zoho Notebook web clipper to use in...
  - Chrome,
  - Safari and
  - Firefox. 
Zoho Notebook's web clipper is the tool used to save links in the users notebooks. 
The web clipper lets users...
  - save links,
  - take screenshots and
  - write notes. 
There's also a "clean view" option in the Zoho Notebook web clipper that removes sidebar content from articles that users find and read on the web; that's a big plus in itself! 
For an overview of Zoho Notebook's web clipper, watch the video clip at https://www.youtube.com/embed/63W9hFEGbG4 ;
Everything that learners, and/or educators, save in Zoho Notebook will sync across all of the devices on which they use it. 
There isn't a limit to the number of devices on which they can use Zoho Notebook. 
Zoho Notebook has a very clean design, where notes can be organised into notebooks with customised covers. 
NOTE: the first minute of any spoken notes is automatically transcribed to make them easier to later search for in the notebooks. 
Pictures and task lists can also be added to a user's notebook.
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MuseScore: Free music composition and notation software 

MuseScore: Free music composition and notation software  | technologies | Scoop.it
Create, play back and print beautiful sheet music with free and easy to use music notation software MuseScore. For Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Looking for ways to create, play and print sheet music? 
Well, MuseScore offers a completely free, powerful, and easy-to-use professional music notation software to create high-quality sheet music, with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful. 
The MuseScore software is released under an open source license, and there is an open API (Application programming interface) for third party developers on https://musescore.com/ ;
MuseScore can change the way learners and educators create, share and use digital sheet music. 
Tutorials at available at https://musescore.org/en/tutorials ;
MuseScore does not impose any ownership or license on any user's work, whether it's sheet music, exported audio files or the .mscz files themselves. 
What users make is entirely their own creation and they decide what to do with it e.g. they can use MuseScore commercially. 
Find answers to other FAQs at https://musescore.org/en/faq
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Plotagon - Animation Tool - Say hello to your animated self

Plotagon - Animation Tool - Say hello to your animated self | technologies | Scoop.it
Enter a world of animated stories. Created by people just like you.
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What's not to love about free tools that help educators design engaging e-learning modules, so much quicker? 
Animated videos can increase learner engagement. 
Yes the video content has to be relevant to the learning objectives and/or training goals, but... 
Plotagon is a great animation tool for creating scenario-based e-learning. It's simple to use, and to help educators get their head around Plotagon lots of...
  - examples,
  - tips,
  - templates, and
  - tutorials are available on their website. 
Plotagon is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, 64-bit Mac (OS X) and 64-bit PC (Windows). 
The videos Users create and publish can be viewed on any computer or mobile on https://plotagon.com/ ;
Educators should also visit the Plotagon Education webpage at - https://plotagoneducation.com/ - where they can discover lesson plans involving the use of Plotagon and how learners can create instantly animated videos simply by typing. 
P.S. Works on Android-enabled Chromebooks as well. 
This example - http://tracycarroll.net/wp-content/uploads/articulate_uploads/plotagon/story_html5.html - created by Tracy Carroll (http://tracycarroll.net/) provides an excellent example. 
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ReClipped - Take & Share Notes on Educational Videos

ReClipped - Take & Share Notes on Educational Videos | technologies | Scoop.it
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Looking for ways that your learners can share educational video clips, that they find, and observations/notes that they make? 
Well look no further... 
ReClipped lets users...
  - take notes,
  - share notes, and
  - share clips from educational videos. 
With a ReClipped account users can clip sections of videos that they find on...
 - Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ ;
 - DailyMotion - http://www.dailymotion.com/gb ;
 - Coursera - https://www.coursera.org/ - and
In addition to clipping they can create time-stamped notes about the videos that they clip. 
A Pinterest-like aspect of ReClipped appears if users choose to share their clips and notes on a board. 
ReClipped boards can be shared publicly or kept private. 
Take a look at the...
  - Reclipped Guide at https://www.reclipped.com/guide or
  - "How To" video clip at https://www.youtube.com/embed/EiAOfRqwXCY ;
ReClipped has lots of potential for learners to both discover and share notes about educational videos. 
Note: Because of the public search for ReClipped boards I'd be cautious about letting younger learners use it.
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Vocabify - Improve and expand Your Vocabulary

Vocabify - Improve and expand Your Vocabulary | technologies | Scoop.it
Remember the words you come across. Improve your vocabulary.
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Vocabify is a simple web tool and a Chrome extension. 
 Educators and/or Learners can use either but the Chrome extension makes it easier for them to collect new words when they are browsing the web. 
Users just need to...
  - Install the Vocabify Chrome extension - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/vocabify/kfflofdchiheamgnkdipdkhlbcecbnge - from the Web Store.
  - Add new words to the site or highlight the word and then use the Chrome extension to catch the new words.
  - Vocabify will send users review emails at periodic intervals to refresh their memory with spaced repetition. 
In other words, users just have to add the words. 
Vocabify does the rest by adding definitions and pronunciations. 
As a word builder, Vocabify is straight forward. 
It covers both sides of the learning task: collecting new words and helping users review them.
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When Math Happens: real-life math problems using the power of technology and Maths to solve

When Math Happens: real-life math problems using the power of technology and Maths to solve | technologies | Scoop.it

The 3 Act Math format was developed by Dan Meyer. 

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Many Learners struggle with Maths, and many struggle to make real-world connections to Maths concepts. 
As a result, many Educators are looking for maths problems that are based on real-life situations. 
An engaging site worth a closer look is "When Math Happens". When Math Happens contains a variety of real-life math problems using the power of technology and Maths to solve. 
Problems are available for learners in grade 3 through to Calculus. 
The maths problems are structured with...
  - a real-life scenario,
  - a video preview,
  - guiding questions, and
  - silent solution videos 
 ...to help guide learners to the correct answers. 
Educators can select appropriate Real-Life Problems to enhance their Maths Teaching.
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Talk and Comment - Voice notes anywhere

Talk and Comment - Voice notes anywhere | technologies | Scoop.it
Make voice notes and comments on any site!
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Our voice is one of the most powerful tools we possess, but, when providing feedback to learners, educators tend to default to writing instead of talking. 
Yes, there are definitely times when writing is the way to go, but there are other situations when spoken words can have a dramatic impact. 
Talk and Comment is a Chrome extension that allows users to provide voice comments on any site or app. 
This is a great way to provide feedback to learners. 
This "Talk and Comment" free extension lets users record and send voice notes on all sites (Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Github, Gmail, Google+, Wordpress, ...), in a easy way. 
The resulting Voice notes can be played even if others don't have the extension installed. 
To find out more, take a look at the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/85yPcWnRvHg ;
This was my first effort - http://talkandcomment.com/p/02aacb94e558dd96317057b0 (voice note) 
P.S. 
  1: Close and then restart Google Chrome after adding the Talk and Comment extension and 
  2: Turn off when not in use.
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Educaplay: Multimedia Educational Activities

Educaplay: Multimedia Educational Activities | technologies | Scoop.it
Make and share your own learning resources. You can practice with other user activities. Free!
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Educaplay is an on-line platform that allows educators to create and play multimedia educational activities. 
Some of the things Educators can do with Educaplay include... 
  - Creating multimedia activities such as quizzes, crosswords, interactive maps and matching games among other things.
  - Using activities from Educaplay's on-line archive with more than 1 million activities generated by Educators.
  - Integrating their activities within Moodle, Blackboard or any other LMS.
  - Getting Learner progress and results on all activities. 
NOTE: There is also the Educaplay Premium , designed basically for educators that want to control the privacy of their activities and avoid publicity. If Educators do not want to share their activities or simply want to control when and who uses the activities, this is the solution. 
However, Educaplay continues to improve and remain free!
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Habit List: Breaking bad habits and Setting new ones

Habit List: Breaking bad habits and Setting new ones | technologies | Scoop.it
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Habit List allows users (Learners, Educators, everyone) to detail any habits they want to start and then to monitor whether they’re sticking to them – either for the week, for the month or for all-time. 
It’s easy to set repeating tasks, which makes it a great tool to track revision on the run-up to an assessment. 
Ultimately, whether you want to study harder or start going to the gym, the Habit List app helps users to establish a new habit. Available for iOS devices (Currently £3.99) at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/habit-list-create-good-habits/id525102168?mt=8
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eLearning Vocabulary

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Posts that I've made, using the "Comics Head" App on my iPad, to cover the language used in the eLearning World. I'll be adding more as time goes on, watch this space...
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One LiveBinder that I've produced for Educators and Learners to help understand eLearning Language.
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Quizlet Diagram Maker: Make diagrams and learn with activities and games — for free!

Quizlet Diagram Maker: Make diagrams and learn with activities and games — for free! | technologies | Scoop.it
Create and study custom diagrams on Quizlet. Diagrams can help you study using images, charts and maps with activities and games. Try it free!
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Quizlet Diagram Maker is a free tool from Quizlet that allows learners to learn in a visual way. 
Learners can...
  - easily create diagrams using images and text.
  - add annotations, locations and definitions.
  - add different layers of customisation to their study material. Using Quizlet’s diagram-specific activities, learners will get to review and learn from their diagrams in fun and interactive ways. Educators can also use Quizlet Diagram Maker to create visual diagrams to save and share with learners in learning environments. 
The process is simple and easy. 
NOTE: To design your own diagrams potential users need to create a free account. 
To learn more about Diagram Maker watch the video at https://quizlet.com/en-gb/features/diagrams
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Library Extension (for web browsers)

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The #1 Browser Extension that lets you instantly see book and eBook availability from your local library
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Library Extension is an excellent Chrome add-on (Firefox coming soon) to help users check whether their local library has a particular book that they come across on-line. 
The way it works is straight forward...
  - Once users install it on their browser
  - click on the book icon in the top right and set up their libraries.
  - Next time they browse books on sites such as Amazon or Goodreads they will instantly get to see whether those titles are available in their chosen libraries or not.
  - If they are they can borrow or place a hold on them with a single click. 
Library Extension is definitely a time saver. 
Audiobooks, music and movies are supported for select libraries. Library Extension supports almost 4000 libraries in different countries including here in the UK, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. 
Visit https://www.libraryextension.com/supported-libraries to see the full list of support libraries. 
As for the sites that work with Library Extensions, these include... 
  - Amazon (ca, co, uk, com, .de),
  - Barnes and Noble,
  - Good Reads,
  - Google Books,
  - Chapters/Indigo,
  - BookDepository,
  - AR BookFinder, and
  - LibraryThing. 
Just add the Library Extension to your Chrome Browser register your Library, if it's not already on the list, and give it a try. 
P.S. To increase public use of a Library, the libraries should ensure that they are registered.
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