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iSLCollective video quiz maker - Video lessons

iSLCollective video quiz maker - Video lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
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The iSLCollective video quiz maker is a 'free web-based tool that allows Education Practitioners to create interactive video quizzes around YouTube and Vimeo videos. 
This is how it works, either... 
Practitioners...
  - Register and login (It's FREE)
  - choose videos from YouTube or Vimeo.
  - write questions that will pop up throughout the video.
 - can also add a lesson plan, vocabulary list, and discussion questions. or... 
There is also an option for Practitioners to...
  - search for already-made video quizzes in the iSLCollective library.
  - tailor the quiz questions to meet the needs of their learners'. 
Once the new or tailored video quiz is ready, Practitioners...
  - click on ‘publish’ and
  - provide data about the video such as title, summary, lesson type, level, etc. 
Video quizzes created through iSLCollective provide different ‘play mode’ options. 
Learners can...
  - watch the video without quiz,
  - play video quiz in interactive mode,
  - use the Casino game mode, or
  - play it in non-interactive mode. 
There are several reasons why Practitioners would want to try out iSLCollective in their learning environments.
  - the quizzes allow Practitioners to focus on their learners during class, rather than handling the video.
  - the iSLCollective video quiz maker gives them a break from keeping track of video pauses, printing the questions beforehand, etc., and
  - the interactivity and gamification adds playfulness to video work
  - with various play modes (e.g. the classic Casino game where you bet on the right answer) and features like the tapping game where students tap on objects seen in the paused video screen. 
It’s a great homework/flipped learning tool as well! 
For an overview, watch the video tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/embed/XmjDqTT7wzA
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Flipgrid -  Ignite Classroom Discussion.

Flipgrid -  Ignite Classroom Discussion. | technologies | Scoop.it
A flipped classroom approach to using video for igniting student discussion and engagement. Available on iOS, Android, Chromebook, and all major browsers.
John Dalziel's insight:
For many learners, participating in an on-line course discussion feels like a chore. 
Many practitioners see them as drudgery as well. 
If that's the case for you, and/or your learners, then the answer is video. 
Practitioners can ask their learners to send in short video responses to questions and/or share their arguments by submitting short video presentations. 
Flipgrid makes it easy to create threaded video chats that only learners and practitioners in the course can watch. 
Most practitioners use the free version, but the Flipgrid does offer a more full-featured product. 
Learners have unlimited retakes, can pause and resume, and flip the camera to share their environment. This can be particularly helpful for learners, who “don’t feel included in academic culture,” because they can film multiple takes of their video responses, rather than have to be on the spot in an in-person class discussion. 
Watch a 48 second overview of Flipgrid at https://vimeo.com/196347461 ;
The growing use of video for discussion opens up new possibilities, one that I view as a positive trend; Flipgrid therefore has to be worth a closer look!
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Spiral - Free collaborative apps for 1:1 classrooms

Spiral - Free collaborative apps for 1:1 classrooms | technologies | Scoop.it
Spiral is a suite of web apps that assist with collaboration in the classroom. Spiral's simple EdTech tools mirror teachers' existing classroom practices and can be used across all devices.
John Dalziel's insight:
Looking to get your learners engaged in a wide variety of collaborative learning activities? 
Then Spiral is a great website to create "a class" for them. 
Spiral offers tools to help practitioners... 
● conduct quick formative assessments, 
● design interactive presentations,
● annotate public videos, 
● create video quizzes and video lesson plans 
...and many more. 
NOTE: Spiral doesn't require any software download and is completely free of charge for practitioners. 
I will be surprised if Practitioners don't want to give this a try...
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Google Spaces

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Google Spaces is a new platform (May 2016) on which users can create small communities in which they share links, notes, and pictures. 
 Google Spaces could be a good tool for collaboration, projects and more; ideal for building discussions around shared resources. 
The 'Google Spaces' Chrome extension also makes it easy to share links with people in their 'Course Spaces'. 
You can learn how to create a Google Spaces community by watching Richard Byrne's Video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/-fHZFkUMpp8 ;
 Google Spaces also has the potential of hosting on-line discussions for learners.
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TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice

TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice | technologies | Scoop.it
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TodaysMeet is intended to be a backchannel chat, but there’s much more users can do with it.
Users can create the same TodaysMeet room (and corresponding URL) for an entire year.
Their learners can bookmark it and can be there in one click.
If users need their learners to visit a site quickly, they just add the link to their TodaysMeet room and their learners can access it quickly. It's worth checking out "20 ways to use TodaysMeet in your Learning Environment (classroom) at http://ditchthattextbook.com/2014/01/30/20-useful-ways-to-use-todaysmeet-in-schools/

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Acclaim

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Acclaim facilitates constructive, educational discussions and feedback around video content.
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Acclaim is a web presence for practitioners facilitating discussion around video content.
It allows learners and practitioners to share questions, notes, and feedback by inserting time-specific comments that link to moments in each video.
Each comment is clickable, and once clicked, the video will jump to the specific moment that is being discussed.
Learners can see and respond to comments from their practitioner and peers at any time.
Users add videos to Acclaim in one of three different ways:
   - By embedding YouTube or Vimeo clips;
   - By uploading video files stored on a hard drive or mobile device; and/or
   - By using the built-in webcam feature to create and upload a video in real time.
Acclaim promotes learner engagement by encouraging discussion in a responsive and asynchronous format.
Using Acclaim as part of a flipped learning model, practitioners could...

   - assign video content for viewing as homework, and ask learners to share their thoughts and insights in the form of discussions with fellow classmates.
OR
   - in performance based-courses, such as dance, public speaking, and trial law, learners may record themselves using the webcam feature, and receive precise feedback from their practitioners and peers about areas of excellence, as well as points for improvement.
Acclaim hones critical thinking, listening, analytical and observational skills.
Acclaim also has built in privacy management, which can be reassuring to learners with anxiety about their performance or concerns about public critique.
Users can create secure folders based around course units and assignments, then grant access to specific learners or peers on a limited basis.
Visit this link to find out more, and/or request Instructor Access.

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Intellinote, A Team Productivity Platform

Intellinote, A Team Productivity Platform | technologies | Scoop.it
Intellinote is a powerful Team Productivity Platform for teams of all sizes who can capture information, collaborate & complete work from anywhere, anytime.
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21st Century teams will already know full-well, the right software behind projects, groups or an organization can make all the difference.
Intellinote is another such platform for...
   - managing,
   - collaborating and
   - communicating with teams.
Intellinote blends...
   - project management features,
   - collaborative note-taking and
   - discussion
...with a unique workspace approach that makes managing teams of people a simple affair.
Better still, it’s completely free for teams of up to five people, which offers plenty of opportunity to try/trial before purchasing.

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Marqueed Collect and Discuss Images & pdfs

Marqueed Collect and Discuss Images & pdfs | technologies | Scoop.it

Simple Image/pdf collaboration and markup tool - Take screenshots and discuss feedback...

 

When originally set up, Marqueed allowed users to create and discuss collections of images.

 

Now users can also use it to share, highlight, draw and comment on PDF files.

 

Using Marqueed, practitioners and learners can highlight and draw on images as well as PDFs.

 

This provides a platform for...
- learners to read and comment on primary source documents that practitioners have in PDF form.
- practitioners to upload an image, of a diagram, and ask their learners to label it.
- learners to peer review each others work.

 

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Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video | technologies | Scoop.it
Vialogues(Video+Dialogues) is an asynchronous Video discussion tool which can be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction as part of the online video experience.

 

If practitioners have a video clip that they want learners to respond to at their own pace, posting a Vialogue could be one way to accomplish that goal.

 

Users can...

- upload videos to Vialogues or use YouTube videos as the centerpieces of their conversations.

- post poll questions and add comments that are tied to points in the video.

- make their Vialogue public or private.

Note:- Public Vialogue's can be embedded into a blog, VLE or website.

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Yammer: Work Smarter, Work Together

Yammer: Work Smarter, Work Together | technologies | Scoop.it
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Yammer is a collaboration tool which can connect Educational Practitioners with their learners through effective communication. 
In the context of micro-learning, Yammer offers a perfect platform for group discussions. Research indicates that group learning is more effective than individual learning - https://source.wustl.edu/2006/07/discovering-why-study-groups-are-more-effective/ Explaining the material to one another helps learners comprehend it and memorise it better. 
A group format also allows them to share ideas, which promotes creativity. 
Some ways Yammer could be used for micro-learning are to... 
  - share extra materials on the topics covered in lessons. 
  - encourage learners to look for and share similar materials. 
  - create space for group discussions on specific topics. 
  - assign learners to start ‘mini blogs’ where they express their opinions on course delivery. 
I'm sure readers of this post will come up with many other ideas but, in the meantime, it has to be worth a closer look.
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Sutori - a free tool for telling stories in a unique, engaging, and interactive way

Sutori - a free tool for telling stories in a unique, engaging, and interactive way | technologies | Scoop.it
Create and share visual stories collaboratively
John Dalziel's insight:
Sutori is a free tool for telling stories in a unique, engaging, and interactive way. 
How does it work? 
Step 1: Users create a short title to get their audience engaged and interested in their Sutori. 
Step 2: Use the Story Tool to add, move, or delete items. Not only can users add traditional text and multimedia components, they can also add assessment tools (i.e. multiple choice and drag and drop) and/or a discussion forum. 
Step 3: Collaborate with peers. NOTE: The free version limits users to joining or creating 2 groups for free. 
Step 4: When the story is finished, add a conclusion and share with the world to see. 
If you need more information on how to use Sutori to create engaging and interactive stories take a look at https://www.sutori.com/story/how-to-create-a-story ;
This has so many uses in the world of education.
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Dotstorming

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Real time brainstorming and dot voting
John Dalziel's insight:
Dotstorming could be a good platform on which practitioners can host brainstorming sessions with their learners. 
It could also be a good platform on which they gather learners' thoughts about a question or problem statement. 
 ► Practitioners can create a space for people to post digital sticky notes; those notes can contain text and/or images and Links to Youtube videos 
 ► Once the notes are posted practitioners can have learners vote for their favourite notes. 
 NOTE: As the creator of a Dotstorming space practitioners can restrict the number of votes that each learner can cast. 
 ► After the voting is completed, practitioners can sort the notes according to the number of votes they received. 
Alternatives include... 
 ► posting a set of answer choices for learners and have them vote for the answer that they think is correct. 
 ► Have Learners use the chat function in Dotstorming - this has to be added as many won't need it - to discuss the answer choices before, during, or after voting. 
I'm sure there are many other uses as well. 
Do share any you try - Find, Try, Evaluate and Share (FiTES)
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PeerWise

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PeerWise supports students in the creation, sharing, evaluation and discussion of assessment questions.
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PeerWise supports learners in the...
► creation,
► sharing,
► evaluation and
► discussion
...of assessment questions.
PeerWise is an on-line tool providing learners with the opportunity to create and to explain their understanding of course related assessment questions, and to answer and discuss questions created by their peers.
PeerWise is free and very easy to use. Learners are presented with a simple, intuitive interface and practitioners can easily view their learner content and monitor participation.
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PeerWise supports learners in the...
► creation,
► sharing,
► evaluation and
► discussion
...of assessment questions.
PeerWise is an on-line tool providing learners with the opportunity to create and to explain their understanding of course related assessment questions, and to answer and discuss questions created by their peers.
PeerWise is free and very easy to use. Learners are presented with a simple, intuitive interface and practitioners can easily view their learner content and monitor participation.
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NowComment

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Turning Documents into Conversations®

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NowComment makes it easy to have rich, engaging discussions about online documents no matter how large (or small) the course or collaboration group happens to be.
NOTE: Public Documents can be seen and commented on by everyone (most NowComment documents are private, invitation-only).
How participants Comment...
● Click the speach bubble icons on the left to see existing comments.
● Double-click any text or image to start a new conversation (paragraph# for a video).
● Click "Reply" on a comment to join the conversation.
How Practitioners, and/or Learners, Share Documents
● "Upload" a new document.
● "Invite" others to it (or make it public)

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Google Apps in Education Community

Google Apps in Education Community | technologies | Scoop.it
This Community is for educators who are passionate about Google Apps in Education.

Please only post things that are connected to Google. If you post things that are not related to Google, first you'll receive a warning. If you still persist further action will be taken.
John Dalziel's insight:

This community is for educators who are passionate about Google Apps in Education. A lot of links, discussions, and resources on everything related to Google apps in education.

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Paige Paul's curator insight, September 22, 2015 8:12 PM

Topic 4: This is a useful community for teachers and administrators looking to increase their web presence or maximize the potential of the Google suite of apps in their school.  I chose to share it as a resource for educators with questions or wishing to collaborate.

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Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video | technologies | Scoop.it
Vialogues(Video+Dialogues) is an asynchronous Video discussion tool which can be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction as part of the online video experience.
John Dalziel's insight:

If you, and or your learners, would like to have a discussion around a particular video, Vialogues is a useful way to allow threaded conversations on a clip.

Practitioners, and/or learners, can also add, to their clips...

 - surveys and
 - open-ended questions
...with this tool, which was developed by the EdLab at Columbia University Teachers College.

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Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, February 7, 2014 4:28 AM

Il video come parte integrante di una conversazione on line, una piattaforma che integra le risorse utili a creare una rete interattiva a partire da un video. Da provare.

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10 New Ways Twitter Is Changing The College Lecture

10 New Ways Twitter Is Changing The College Lecture | technologies | Scoop.it

This post, published by Edudemic looks at the ways Twitter is causing the current "lecture model" (engagement with learners) to evolve. Especially online...

 

So how exactly is Twitter changing the college lecture as we know it?

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Ken Morrison's comment, August 1, 2012 8:11 AM
This is a very nice blog. I remember when teachers were excited about the idea of giving everyone a $xx.xx clicker so that we could record everyones multiple choice 'opinion'. If used wisely, Twitter is a much better use of the same concept. I like some of the other opinions as well. Specifically, I like the idea that it connects students in new ways to network and learn answers together outside of class.
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Inspire My Kids

Inspire My Kids | technologies | Scoop.it

Looking for stories to spark discussion within tutorials, Health & Social Education etc?

 

Well, Inspire My Kids is a website featuring stories that are designed to inspire learners to embrace "positive actions".

 

Inspire My Kids uses...
     - videos,
     - pictures,
     - audio, and
     - text
...to tell the stories of inspiring people and groups of people.

 

User can...
     - find stories on Inspire My Kids by browsing through the list of values and topics.
     - refine their story search by age appropriateness.

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