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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | Tips on tools |

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.


Via Nik Peachey
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Will give it a go

Ms. Corri's curator insight, July 4, 2013 7:54 PM

Let's try this!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

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100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | knowledge guru

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | knowledge guru | Tips on tools |

By Steve Boller


"Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague."

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Debra Walker's curator insight, March 11, 2014 8:47 PM

I have recently been working with organizations on how the introduction of gamification into their training and development strategy plans for employee skill development.  The interesting thing as well is the application of the concepts to both hard and soft skills, that allow for returning to the results in the future as well as updating of skills as the individual progresses.   

Valeria&Giorgia's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:43 PM

Ci sono moltissimi games finalizzati all'apprendimento, da quelli che stimolano la discussione, a quelli basati sulla ricerca.

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The 8 Real-World Tools Being Used By ESL Teachers

The 8 Real-World Tools Being Used By ESL Teachers | Tips on tools |

From pop icons to your local newspaper, there are powerful learning tools right at your fingertips. These real-world tools are being used in ESL right now!

Via Andrea Zeitz
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teaching is learning, hand in hand, together they walk down the aisle, just like love and marriage. 

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How Much Content Should You Be Creating?

How Much Content Should You Be Creating? | Tips on tools |

Marty - some valid points here, but I distrust post that tell me no one size fits all and then tries to get me to wear one size. I also distrust polls that are set up to have a clear easy winner (as theirs is). Read my notes before reading the piece.

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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Excellent read, including the comments which followed. 

Daniel Imbellino's comment, June 15, 2013 4:43 PM
You made some valid points there Marty! Startups are way to focused on money and not the product itself! People need to ask themselves this question, "Am I in it for the money, or am I in it because I love what I do?" I also agree that sharing content creates trust, and so does positive social engagement as a whole. If a lot of people are following you, your content, sharing that content, and commenting, +1'ing it, etc, its likely going to be a lot easier to build trust in others you don't know.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, June 15, 2013 8:59 PM
Great comment Daniel. Nice Scoops too. Thanks, Marty
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 11, 2013 12:16 AM
Had an interesting follow on conversation with Jan Gordon about the question of how much. MORE is an important idea because you can't analyze feedback on content you don't create and publish. More can also be a turnoff for some, but the way we consume content along with everything else is changing. Instead of reading everything all the way through we dip in and dip out. Twitter and other social nets are either leading or reinforcing this ADD-like behavior. Well let's not judge it. It is what it is. No one READS anymore we scan so MORE scanable content in more places is good. Even BAD content is valuable since its creator learns NOT to create that kind of content, but ONLY if they publish. If a team "Sistine Chapels" their content waiting for a perfection that will never arrive they kill feedback needed to thrive.
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12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions | Tips on tools |

Via Daniel Watson
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always useful to hear from those with experience 

Tia Ribary's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:24 AM

This article is good for the business owner interested in becoming a better, more productive leader. Decision making can be challenging, and as #6 in the article points out, especially if you do not have a clear set of goals. Being clear on your goals, and looking to them as the basis for your decision making, is sure to make everything easier...and more efficient!


Give this a quick read, and more importantly, some serious thought. What two points could you incorporate to make your business more successful?

dreamz infra's comment, June 6, 2013 10:11 AM
Very good
John Michel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 2:50 PM

Learning to make good decisions in business doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes it is difficult to consider the vastness of both big and small decisions made about our companies. So to aid you in improving your leadership skills and bottom-line here are twelve recommendations from entrepreneurs on how to improve your decision making skills in business.