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"Can you improvise a coherent presentation from images you have never seen?

Enter a tag, press play, and see how well you can communicate a coherent message illustrated by 20 random photos, each one on screen for 20 seconds. Advanced options let you change the number of images and/or the timing."

 

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A creative takeoff on the pecha kucha concept. Quite clever. Useful in a wide variety of settings.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 2, 12:31 AM

A great tool to get students speaking spontaniously.

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In the Public Eye | October 2013 | Tableau Public

In the Public Eye | October 2013 | Tableau Public | Windows Apps in the K-8 Classroom | Scoop.it

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:26 PM

Free public tool to create interactive visuals.  Haven't tried it yet, but it looks beguiling!

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Fotopedia Reporter - Featured

Fotopedia Reporter - Featured | Windows Apps in the K-8 Classroom | Scoop.it

Fotopedia Reporter, we're all reporters.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:43 AM

It is, indeed! A catchy way to enhance narrative and descriptive writing

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:15 AM

Some great visuals... might indeed be useful for student assignments.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:59 AM

Could be a useful resource.  Japanese section would be useful for cultural program and other subjects such as Science could use the Science focus articles.  The "Everyone is a Reporter" aspect could be adapted for real world writing but it would need to be set up and explored for student suitability.

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The Top 30 Best Windows 8 Apps

The Top 30 Best Windows 8 Apps | Windows Apps in the K-8 Classroom | Scoop.it
Now with over 100,000 apps in the Windows Store, there are actually some good choices. Here are the top apps we think you should install on your Windows 8 PC.
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Tablet solutions abound at 2013 ISTE conference - any schools gone Surface RT 1:1 ?

Tablet-based mobile learning was a big area of focus during the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio in late June, with Microsoft making the biggest splash by giving away free Surface RT tablets to...

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Microsoft Takes On Google And Apple In The Classroom

Microsoft Takes On Google And Apple In The Classroom | Windows Apps in the K-8 Classroom | Scoop.it
Ad-free searches and free hardware is the Microsoft hearts-and-minds strategy for classrooms.
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Scrible Is A Handy Tool for Research Students via educators' tech 

Scrible Is A Handy Tool for Research Students via educators' tech  | Windows Apps in the K-8 Classroom | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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How to Create an Infographic with easel.ly

How to Create an Infographic with easel.ly | Windows Apps in the K-8 Classroom | Scoop.it
Infographics can be useful tools whenever you are trying to convey information with a strong visual approach. Infographics are especially good at making numerical data easy to see and understand.

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:14 PM

Includes a great 5 minute how to video.  I can't wait to get started and to share with my teachers.

 

Ann Ewel's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:35 PM

This looks like a great tool, can't wait to try it out. 

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Technology Evaluation Checklist for Learning Professionals (Free Download)

Technology Evaluation Checklist for Learning Professionals (Free Download) | Windows Apps in the K-8 Classroom | Scoop.it
We are living in the digital revolution and, much like the industrial revolution, progress is truly exponential. We hear about a new smartphone, new app, new technology every single day. With so many

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TechMarm's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:12 PM

How do you discern what is best for students, staff, and community.

olgadiez's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:35 AM

Interesante en procesos como el de mi centro, que intenta motivar a los alumnos a través de apps para dispositivos móviles.

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Customize Windows 8 News and People tiles | TechRepublic

Customize Windows 8 News and People tiles | TechRepublic | Windows Apps in the K-8 Classroom | Scoop.it
Donovan Colbert shows you how to customize the News and People tiles on a Windows 8 Surface RT tablet.

 

Like Windows 8 itself, the Modern UI live tiles on the new Start Menu are not always very intuitive, but they can be powerful if you dig down beneath the surface and experiment with the available settings and customizations. Here are two tips you may not know to help you get started. They work on both Windows 8 Surface RT and Windows 8 for Intel.

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News tile

In the News tile app, you can pin preferred news sources to the Start Menu, allowing you to open the News app directly to your favorite sources.

Here’s how to pin a live tile for a selected news source to the Start Menu:


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Microsoft offers schools free Surface RTs as Bing search rewards (currently US only)

Microsoft offers schools free Surface RTs as Bing search rewards (currently US only) | Windows Apps in the K-8 Classroom | Scoop.it
Parents and friends can pitch in with their Bing search reward points to help schools get Surface RT tablets.

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