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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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Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People | technologies | Scoop.it
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A Dark Pattern is a type of user interface that appears to have been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills.

This website raises learner awareness providing an informative slidecast and other resources.

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eduClipper

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Educlipper
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eduClipper is a social web tool that was born from a need to address several issues that practitioners and learners are facing today, both in and out of the learning environment.

Because eduClipper was designed by an educator, Adam Bellow, an educational technologist who spent six years as a classroom practitioner before becoming a technology training specialist and then technology director, the tool has many unique education features that support practitioners, promoting practitioner effectiveness and professional learning.

eduClipper is a great tool for practitioners and learners to explore, share, and contribute information.

The site makes it safe and secure for learning to be enhanced by social tools and for practitioners and learners to build and be part of a global social learning network where what they create and share has social value and matters.

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ARKive - Discover the world's most endangered species

ARKive - Discover the world's most endangered species | technologies | Scoop.it

ARKive - the ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. Includes endangered species videos, photos, facts & education resources.

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ARKive is a not-for-profit initiative of the charity Wildscreen
With the help of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, they are creating an awe-inspiring record of life on Earth.
The resources are freely accessible to everyone and preserved for the benefit of future generations.
ARKive is a truly invaluable resource for...
- conservation,
- education and
- public awareness.

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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives | technologies | Scoop.it
A digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics
John Dalziel's insight:

Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement.
Mathematics is not a spectator sport.
Many practitioners are so assessment orientated, that far too much of their current instruction fails to actively involve learners.

One way to address this problem is through the use of manipulatives, physical objects, provided by this website.
They help learners visualize relationships and applications.
The Utah State University team have built Java-based mathematical tools and editors allowing them to create exciting new approaches to interactive mathematical instruction.
The NLVM is a resource from which practitionerers can freely draw to enrich their mathematics learning environments. The materials are also of importance for Initial (mathematical) Teacher Training.
Another excellent sites, and a must for maths practitioners to visit.

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Todd Parker's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:43 PM

This is an excellent online source of virtual manipulatives.  Whether in class or at home, computers may be in use and this site allows for the use of math manipulatives in a wide variety of contexts for problem solving.  Sometimes you may not have manipulatives handy but you do have computers.  Then this site can help your students visualize as if the manipulatives were in front of them.  Just one of many ways that technology has helped students in math.  Sometimes my students ONLY understand if they can "touch" the problem.  Well, this is the next best thing.  You can't have every manipulative in the world, so this site can expand your collection and how they are used.

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Waldomaths

Waldomaths | technologies | Scoop.it
Learn or teach secondary, high-school, mathematics interactively and independently with projectable Java applets, videos, and small videos for hand-held devices. Get help with homework.
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Ron Barrow’s WaldoMaths provides an extensive collection of resources that includes...

- ages 11 to 16;

- ages 16 to 19;

- further maths;

- videos;

- GCSE revision;

- AS/A2 revision;

...and more.

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Snaplr App

Snaplr App | technologies | Scoop.it
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Vessenger, producers of a group messaging system, offers this free program for capturing and annotating images on your computer screen.

 

Snaplr, is available for Windows and Mac.

 

With Snaplr installed practitioners and/orlearners can capture all or part of their screen.

 

It's Snaplr's annotation tools that I like most of all.

They include...
- text boxes,
- highlighting, and
- free-hand drawing tools.

 

When users have finished creating their annotated screen capture they can save it as a PNG file or attach it to an email message in Outlook etc.

 

A big step forward from Windows Snipping Tool with lots of potential in producing evidence for assessment, and/or producing feedback to learners and/or enhancing collaborative work.

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john Larmour's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:10 PM

a great tool to speed up taking screen captures

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SchoolsWorld

SchoolsWorld | technologies | Scoop.it
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SchoolsWorld is a multimedia platform, providing innovative and informative content for everyone involved with or wanting to be involved in schools.
Besides all the content from Teachers TV, there is something for everyone:
- videos,
- interactive games,
- work sheets,
- fact sheets,
- information and
- latest education news.
There's also opportunity to get involved in competitions and daily polls.

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Pixabay - Free Images

Pixabay - Free Images | technologies | Scoop.it
Search over 100,000 free photos, cliparts, and vector graphics or share your own pictures as Public Domain on Pixabay.
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Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task - due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired the creation of Pixabay - a repository for stunning public domain images.

Practitioners can freely use any image from this website in digital and printed format, for personal and commercial use, without attribution requirement to the original author(s).

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Kabir Kumar's curator insight, March 7, 2016 3:15 AM

Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task - due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired the creation of Pixabay - a repository for stunning public domain images.

Practitioners can freely use any image from this website in digital and printed format, for personal and commercial use, without attribution requirement to the original author(s).

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MathsFiles Excel, interactive spreadsheets for maths education, GCSE, AS and A level, using macros and visual basic for applications.

MathsFiles Excel, interactive spreadsheets for maths education, GCSE, AS and A level, using macros and visual basic for applications. | technologies | Scoop.it
Excel interactive workbooks using macros for educational use in GCSE, AS, A2 and A-level Maths
John Dalziel's insight:

Downloadable Maths resources in the form of Interactive Excel files.

 

They are the result of a Gatsby funded project into developing interactive Excel workbooks, using macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), for use in maths education.


Projecting these resources, onto a whiteboard, helps practitioners explain and, learners to practice/revise etc., the various topics covered.

 

Quickly generating new examples and concentrating on getting points across or questioning.


Covers...

- GCSE, A/AS Pure, A/AS Mechanics, A/AS Stats etc.

 

Well worth a closer look.

 

Note: The files available on this site are all free for educational use.

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Kate Griffiths's curator insight, March 19, 2016 8:17 AM

Downloadable Maths resources in the form of Interactive Excel files.

 

They are the result of a Gatsby funded project into developing interactive Excel workbooks, using macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), for use in maths education.


Projecting these resources, onto a whiteboard, helps practitioners explain and, learners to practice/revise etc., the various topics covered.

 

Quickly generating new examples and concentrating on getting points across or questioning.


Covers...

- GCSE, A/AS Pure, A/AS Mechanics, A/AS Stats etc.

 

Well worth a closer look.

 

Note: The files available on this site are all free for educational use.

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ButtonGen | Radioplayer

ButtonGen | Radioplayer | technologies | Scoop.it
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For those of us based in the UK, add radio stations to your web-presence using the Button Generator from Radioplayer.

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Copyright

Copyright | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

This interactive graphic, (shockwave file), includes important information in the form of answers to questions learners might raise when discussing the topic of copyright.
To start using this resource all you need to do is to hover your pointer over a student to read the question then click on that student to read the answer.

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john Larmour's curator insight, October 16, 2013 5:24 PM

fun and very handy

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Sketchlot

Sketchlot | technologies | Scoop.it
Create your own sketch Online and share it with students. It Works on all modern computers, smartphones and tablets! No plugin, installation or app required!
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Sketchlot is a web whiteboard for practitioners.


With Sketchlot practitioners can easily create sketches and share them with their learners.


Sketchlot does not...

- require learners to sign up, practitioners add them to their accounts.

- call for any software or plugin installation.

 

Sketchlot is designed to work on all current tablets, phones and computers.

 

The idea is for learners to create pieces of work, using their device, and share it with their practitioner.

Practitioners can...

- re-share work to others, or

- post it for others to view.

- also create and share a sketch on theirr interative whiteboard in front of their learners!
Practitioners can also embed sketches to their class website, pin them to pinterest or tweet them to twitter!

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Rewordify

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Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.
John Dalziel's insight:

Rewordify is a free website that converts advanced written language into less complex language (plain-English).
Ideal for helping learners to understand complex written language.
Paste or type the text that needs to be simplified into the box on the Rewordify web page, and within seconds a simplified version will appear.
Even more useful is to...
- type the URL of a website into the box
- click the Rewordify web site
...and within seconds a simplified version of the website will appear.

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Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, October 8, 2014 2:28 PM

Great for ELL, ESL and any other special needs students.  (Looks great for everyone in fact!)

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Local Cancer Statistics : Cancer Research UK

Local Cancer Statistics : Cancer Research UK | technologies | Scoop.it
Enter a location, local authority, postcode or constituency to compare statistics, information and intelligence about cancer across the UK
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This website provides lots of hard,reliable data about the prevalence and treatment of cancer in arears of the UK.
To view information just enter...
- a post code OR
- the name of any local or healthcare authority.
Users willbe provided with data that includes...
- average waiting times;
- incidence of different types of cancer per 100k people; and
- mortality figures.
Two areas can be selected and therefore compared.
Statistics are well presented and should prove useful to those training to be healthcare professionals as well as a source of data for Statistics etc.

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educational content on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online

educational content on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online | technologies | Scoop.it
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Developed by Education Services Australia through The Le@rning Federation, the Australian Screen education collection is designed to help practitioners and learners make the most of the wide range of moving image resources on the site.
Clips in this collection that are accompanied by teachers’ notes, created by specialist curriculum writers, are identified by an education symbol.

Expert curators’ notes also provide useful background material.
Note: Clips that are considered potentially disturbing carry clear classification warnings.

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Math Open Reference: Table of Contents

Math Open Reference: Table of Contents | technologies | Scoop.it
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I curated this way back in 2011 but it's moved on alot since then.

This open reference project has the goal of providing high-quality content, for learning environments, to be used via browsers; free of charge to the end user, and provide numerous benefits over paper textbooks.
Using interactive tools and compelling animations, Math Open Reference provides an engaging way to learn and explore mathematics.

Practitioners have new ways to teach, and the learners a new way to learn that is both fun and engaging.
Try it out...
This project has completed the prototype stage, and production of the final version has begun.

The Table of contents can be accessed here...

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TeacherLED | Interactive Whiteboard Resources For Teachers

TeacherLED | Interactive Whiteboard Resources For Teachers | technologies | Scoop.it
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Spencer Riley’s Teacher LED site provides a wide range of interactive whiteboard resources.
Note: The resources on this site are accessible only through this site. No resource may be downloaded or disassembled. Users may not download this site and place it on an offline server. The site may not be loaded into frames on other sites.
However Spencer Riley informs visitors that linking to his site is appreciated as long as all links are to the main home page for general websites. If visitors wish to directly refer to a resource they are asked to link to the instruction page rather than the resource.
Why?
It ensures that users see the notes to inform their use of the resource. This is only for user convenience; not doing this is less useful to the user.

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Explain and Send Screenshots

Explain and Send Screenshots | technologies | Scoop.it
Capture a webpage, write text, arrows and circles on it and share it with a direct link to the screenshot without a frame!
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Explain and Send is a free Chrome extension that, because I've got synchronization enabled, I have installed on all my browsers.

 

The extension allows me to quickly select all or a portion of my screen, draw on it, type on it, and share it.


After a screen capture has been created, users can share it via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

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john Larmour's comment, September 15, 2013 5:15 PM
handy tool Thx
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Into The Outdoors | Learn – Do – Empower

Into The Outdoors | Learn – Do – Empower | technologies | Scoop.it
Learn - Do - Empower
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Into The Outdoors is a excellent website providing educational video clips on things related to nature and environment. accompanied with these videos are a set of lesson plans and ideas on using the the videos.

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Crocodoc |Comment on, edit, and fill PDF files, Word documents, images and more

Crocodoc |Comment on, edit, and fill PDF files, Word documents, images and more | technologies | Scoop.it
Comment on, edit, and fill out PDFs, Word documents, images and more. Highlight text and add comments using our free online document annotator.
John Dalziel's insight:

For many practitioners,sharing and reviewing documents and presentations with others can be quite demanding.
Crocodoc can change that, alleviating the need to email attachments back and forth, print and pass around hard copies, or install expensive collaboration software.
With Crocodoc practitioners can view and mark PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations, online.
Those documents can be shared with others, who can collaboratively highlight or strikeout text, add notes and comments, and make revisions. All files are stored securely on the Crocodoc servers, and can be password protected and encrypted for maximum security.
CrocoDoc, in my opinion, has a nice interface and a small learning curve.

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WisWeb applets

WisWeb applets | technologies | Scoop.it
The WisWeb is a website mathematics education
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WisWeb is Freudenthal Institute's website for secondary math education (Learners of 12 to 18 years old).

 

The main focus of the site is applets; small computer programs that run over the internet.

 

Moreover, the site offers information on the DME, the Digital Math Environment.

 

The applets are small interactive learning tools which learners can use for several purposes, such as to...
- explore a problem situation,
- discover a representation or a concept,
- construct and explore 3D-objects, or
- practice a skill.

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john Larmour's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:10 PM

some good apps to play with

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GCSE revision and A level revision | S-cool, the revision website

GCSE revision and A level revision | S-cool, the revision website | technologies | Scoop.it
S-cool Revision is the UK’s leading FREE revision website. We provide high quality A Level and GCSE revision guides, revision questions and revision notes to over 3 million students a year!
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Does what it says! This site is idealfor learners preparing for assessments and or revisiting workcovered to refresh memories, practice, prepare etc.

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MCS Learning Support's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:55 AM

A free revision site that may help with particular topics.

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Help Teens Protect Themselves Online

Help Teens Protect Themselves Online | technologies | Scoop.it
Free download from Microsoft: Linda McCarthys book, Own Your Space: Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online, helps parents and kids learn to avoid the dangers of the Internet.
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Own Your Space is a free ebook aiming to educate teens on internet safety.


The Own Your Space ebook goes into great detail about protecting teens and their online spaces.


Avoiding patronizing language or repetitive safety information, Own Your Space is directed towards tech-savvy teens.


Topics covered include...
- how to stay safe on social networking sites,
- keeping private blogs secure, and
- how to deal with cyberbullies.


A great resource for practitioners providing teens with a comprehensive guide to keeping themselves safe online.

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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:14 AM

Written by young people, parents and experts in firewalls, networking and wireless systems, as well as advanced Mac and Firefox users. This is a fresh approach to the topic of esafety, digital citizenship and is for anyone who uses the "Net every day and want to know how to secure their systems, preserve their Net lifestyles, and protect their data"

Tina Jameson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 9:59 PM
Any resource which promotes awareness of the need to be 'cyber space saavy' is worth sharing. I found this link would not open directly on the iPad. Works fine on PC.
Trevor Sokolowski's curator insight, May 12, 2015 7:13 PM

It is our job to teach our youth at a young age the dangers of the internet. Giving your kids your credit cards to use freely on the internet is very stupid and could lead to their future and your future savings being wasted. 

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WikiPaintings

WikiPaintings | technologies | Scoop.it
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Wikipaintings is a great resource for Art practitioners and for those looking for some highly quality images of public domain artworks.
Wikipainings is a project that aims to create well-structured online repository of fine art.

The artwork featured in this platform includes both classical and contemporary art.
Note: The site presents both public domain artworks and works that are protected by copyright.

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TabletRocket

TabletRocket | technologies | Scoop.it
Search and compare all types of tablets including Android, Windows and iOS from Google and Apple and more!
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If Learning Providers are planning to purchase tablets and want to see how the different devices compare to each other, check out TabletRocket.

 

It’s a new review website that compares all of the tablets on the market based on different attributes.


It will provide head-to-head comparisons and summarize the pros and cons of each device, so that learning providers can find the device they need.


Note: CameraRocket, PhoneRocket and Reader Rocket are also available from this site.

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