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4 ways to use 3D backgrounds in Prezi

4 ways to use 3D backgrounds in Prezi | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it

Meaghan Hendricks is a presentation designer at Prezi. She has designed prezis for a wide variety of purposes, from TED talks to Prezi tutorials to reinterpretations of classic fairy tales. You can find some of the prezis she’s made on her public Prezi profile.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 11, 2014 3:20 PM

Another tutorial from Prezi about using 3D backgrounds in your presentations.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 12, 2014 4:02 PM

Prezi párr Formato en 3D

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 17, 2014 12:42 AM

Must try :)

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Spiral - The fastest way to carry out formative assessments.

Spiral - The fastest way to carry out formative assessments. | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it

The fastest way to carry out formative assessments. Spiral transforms any classroom into an interactive learning space. No apps to install. No download required.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 5, 2017 12:53 AM

A useful free tool for the classroom.

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The 10 Best Photo Editing Apps For iPhone (2017)

Discover the best photo editing apps for your iPhone photography - from one-touch filter apps to advanced creative image editing.
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50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad -

50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad - | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad by Ashley McCann The best writing apps for iPad, like any concept of ‘best,’ is subjective and further based on need and circumstance. Are you a poet drafting when inspiration strikes? A student taking notes and writing essays?
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10 PowerPoint Time Saving Tips for Way Faster Presentations

10 PowerPoint Time Saving Tips for Way Faster Presentations | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
These 10 PowerPoint tips will save you time and have you creating presentations faster. These PowerPoint time-saving tips will cut your presentation design time

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 30, 2017 12:41 PM

You can make your PPT faster but first you need to learn how. This article is all about it.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 1, 2017 10:42 AM

Smart tips for faster PowerPoint creation.

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10 PowerPoint Time Saving Tips for Way Faster Presentations
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50 best apps for those who use both Android and iOS - Nicole Hennig

50 best apps for those who use both Android and iOS - Nicole Hennig | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Many people use multiple mobile platforms these days. A common situation is one where you have both an Android smartphone and an iPad. it’s true that when you get used to certain tasks on one platform, they aren’t automatic on the other, but once you get past that, you can work seamlessly. Why? It’s because …
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Great list of apps to use for multiple mobile platforms.
 
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Atlas

Atlas | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
The new home for charts and data, powered by Quartz.

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This is an amazing resource for finding facts, statistics, data and charts.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 30, 2016 1:16 PM

This is an amazing resource for finding facts, statistics, data and charts.

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Make Your Own Infographics With The Help of Ten Tools

Make Your Own Infographics With The Help of Ten Tools | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
One hears this all the time:  a picture is worth a thousand words.  That is quite understandable as visual information transmits itself more quickly than v

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10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Fake news is popping up everywhere! Use these 10 tips to spot them a mile away.
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Good summary of criteria to use in evaluating sources for credibility and authenticity. 
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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 24, 2016 2:54 AM
Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 29, 2016 7:38 PM

Very useful! Thanks to Michel Verstrepen.      

Munira Mansoor's curator insight, March 20, 3:51 AM

This topic shows how to put professionalism in our Routine and get it accommodate in our work.

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How to teach your students about fake news

How to teach your students about fake news | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.

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Carol Hancox's curator insight, December 31, 2016 11:36 PM
Digital literacy - students should learn this
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Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 2, 2017 12:25 PM

Interesting lesson plan.

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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.


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Nice tools for classroom assignments.
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Raul Alanis Jr's curator insight, August 13, 2015 3:43 PM

Tool like this help students generate great looking products while allowing them to focus on what really matters the content. 

José Mª Ezquerro's curator insight, October 27, 2015 7:56 AM

añada su visión ...

Craig Van Ham's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:15 PM

This is a great tool for creating classroom materials or for getting students to show the outcomes of their projects.

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5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging

5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Is PowerPoint a useful teaching tool? A few days ago on the Teaching English - British Council Facebook page there was a discussion about PowerPoint - Do you love it or hate it? The discussion linked to an article by Rob Lewis who talked about ways PowerPoint could be used in class. In an earlier post he…

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Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 31, 2016 9:32 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Q Nguyen's curator insight, April 3, 2016 7:39 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 2016 9:25 PM

Thinking of doing a PowerPoint for your next classroom presentation? Check out this resource to assist you in creating a more interesting and engaging presentation that your audience will love.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

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Using Fake Text Messages to Create Learning Activities

Using Fake Text Messages to Create Learning Activities | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
iFake Text Message is a great tool for creating authentic looking materials to engage students and shift materials design into a genre that’s both relevant and familiar. The tool enables you to create a screen image of a text conversation.

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ducky58's curator insight, February 23, 3:30 AM
Se volete far scambiare ai vostri alunni  finti sms tra personaggi famosi e non. (in inglese)
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 23, 4:04 AM
Good tool to enrich transmedia narrative, or mixed storytelling... where we can recreate dialogues produced in mobile environments...make sure your students make a good use!!
Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, February 25, 10:08 PM

This blog post has a collection of ideas to engage and motivate learners through the use of fake text messages.

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binumi.com

binumi.com | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Binumi is all you need to create and share videos using millions of royalty-free multimedia clips. Our vision is a world where anyone can easily tell video stories through digital storytelling.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 5, 2017 12:58 AM

This looks like a great free tool for creating video for projects. Lots of royalty free images and video clips.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 5, 2017 11:46 AM
Looks interesting. 
 
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The 10 Best Apps Of 2016 | Fast Company

The 10 Best Apps Of 2016 | Fast Company | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Our favorite brand-new apps of the year–plus a few radical upgrades–for your phone, tablet, and computer.
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Create your mag for free: Madmagz

Create your mag for free: Madmagz | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Madmagz enables you to create a digital or a print magazine. Try it, it's free!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 30, 2017 5:02 AM

Great tool for collaboratively creating an online or print magazine.

Daniel Jäggli's curator insight, March 31, 2017 6:11 AM
Sieht gut aus, einfach zu erstellen; PDF zum Download ohne Wasserzeichen muss man auch mit der kostenlosen Vorlage bezahlen.
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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads in the classroom most effective?
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How to Increase Productivity - Best Productivity Apps and Tools

How to Increase Productivity - Best Productivity Apps and Tools | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Top apps & tools that help you study more effectively. Learn how the right technology tools can help you become more productive.

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Best Presentation Software List: Complete 2017 Guide

Best Presentation Software List: Complete 2017 Guide | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it

We’ve created this list of the best presentation software to ensure you make the right call in the platform you select. This articles is the result of several weeks of research and review of 50+ presentation tools currently available on the web.


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A huge well-organised list of the most popular presentation software with short annotations.

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Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 7, 2017 5:00 PM

A huge well-organised list of the most popular presentation software with short annotations.

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A range of 2017 software for great presentations.
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Best Presentation Software List: Complete 2017 Guide

Best Presentation Software List: Complete 2017 Guide | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it

We’ve created this list of the best presentation software to ensure you make the right call in the platform you select. This articles is the result of several weeks of research and review of 50+ presentation tools currently available on the web.


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A huge well-organised list of the most popular presentation software with short annotations.

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, January 7, 2017 7:53 PM
A range of 2017 software for great presentations.
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 14, 2017 2:11 PM

A huge well-organised list of the most popular presentation software with short annotations.

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TES Teach with Blendspace - Lesson Resources on the App Store

TES Teach with Blendspace - Lesson Resources on the App Store | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it

TES Teach with Blendspace is a free tool that enables users to create unlimited interactive lessons, presentations and projects by dragging-and-dropping web content, computer files and more. The app allows teachers to organize their videos, websites, documents, images and assessments all in one place.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 29, 2016 12:48 AM

A really useful app for building blended learning.

Codie Bower's curator insight, February 16, 2017 6:45 PM
Lesson planning has never been so easy. 
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New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News

New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Sometimes it seems as if educators can’t take on one more responsibility, and yet the scourge of fake news is not something that we can ignore. If we are to help our students to become critical and independent thinkers and responsible citizens, we need to empower them with the tools to take on fake news and other manipulative media.

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Quanah Zimmerman's curator insight, December 29, 2016 2:27 AM

The two best takeaways: "Google isn’t always right" and "Dealing with fake news is the responsibility of everyone."

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Redefining learning with iPads

Redefining learning with iPads | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
“ More teachers are getting hold of iPads for their work, but how can they go about getting the most out of them? Primary school teacher and iPad-innovator Lee Parkinson discusses how teachers can use the device to bring very specific subjects to life.”
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 15, 2015 4:23 AM

Some nice ideas here.

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, January 15, 2015 10:41 AM

Here are some real-world applications of tablet technology in the classroom.  I see here some excellent integration of the technology into innovative learning experiences that any classroom with iPad access could easily incorporate.

Vincent Martinet's curator insight, January 21, 2015 6:04 AM

Nous avons utilisé le modèle SAMR pour nos nouveaux plans de formation. Les résultats sont très intéressants : juste progressivité, bonne gestion de l'hétérogénéité du groupe et montée réelle en compétences des enseignants avec l'ENT.

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:34 AM

students still need to be taught how to be effective searchers On Google. Here are some helpful tips/tricks to show them--and learn yourself.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:38 AM

More Google search tips...

Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

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5 Free Presentation Icon Sets You Need to Download Today

5 Free Presentation Icon Sets You Need to Download Today | Tools for information literacy | Scoop.it
Enhance your PowerPoint presentations by downloading these 5 free icons sets. These free presentation icons will make your presentations look sleek and modern

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Icons are small but indispensable elements of your slide appearance. Check out the numerous fresh icons available on the net. Some are paid but most of them are free.

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Татьяна Слесаренко's curator insight, March 29, 2016 4:32 PM

Icons are small but indispensable elements of your slide appearance. Check out the numerous fresh icons available on the net. Some are paid but most of them are free.

Q Nguyen's curator insight, April 3, 2016 7:38 AM

Icons are small but indispensable elements of your slide appearance. Check out the numerous fresh icons available on the net. Some are paid but most of them are free.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 4, 2016 3:39 AM

Icons are small but indispensable elements of your slide appearance. Check out the numerous fresh icons available on the net. Some are paid but most of them are free.