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About & Comment General Contact Details RSC-Northwest Contact Details Disclaimer News & Events Other Curated Items Resources & Archives Find, Try, Evaluate & Share (FiTES) FINDS... 5 Ways to Use Google Sites in Teaching & Learning 10 New Ways Twitter Is Changing The College Lecture 10 Excel defaults you can customise 60-Second Guide To Texting In The Classroom 100 Best Twitter Tools For Teachers 101questions ALISON A Model Recommends Asana Bad Maths Pool BBC News - In Pictures Best Websites for Watching Free Documentaries Choose a License Chrome Extensions For Designers & Developers CoreDogs Continued...

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FINDS... Craft recipe book Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship Cyberbullied From The Playground To The Web Differences Between Capacitive & Resistive Touchscreens Duolingo Flip This Video tool Generate iPhone text message chat screenshots GnuCash Google Sites for Teachers 2012 Inklewriter LibreOffice MasqueradeMakeup's channel Meetingl MentorMob muvee Cloud MyCommittee myHomework Newsola NounProject Online Privacy Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge P2PU Panoramio Pause For Later (Beta) Pearltrees Update Pedagogical Quickies

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FINDS... Periodic Table of Videos University of Nottingham Physics Classroom Plizy Posterous Spaces Printable Calendar QuicklyChat Readcube | Bootcamp videos Scientific Calculator Screenleap Share As Image shortcutFoo Sleep Preventer 1.3 Windows SoundGecko Split Screen Sport Science Videos ESPN Switch Access to iPods/iPads Expands Text-to-Speech on iOS The Crochet Crowd The Evolution of Technology and Education Three Ring Typing Speed Monitor UltraSlideshow Lite Video Grabber View Great Art For Free Virtual Stock Exchange Games WeVideo Word: Create a Custom Bullet YouTube Curriculum

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Raise awareness Provide food for thought Bring a smile to your face etc.

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5 Ways to Use Google Sites in Teaching & Learning

Although this post refers to "Schools" it is a post from the USA so therefore has a different meaning than we would use in the UK. I particularly like the use of the new page-level permissions options, allowing learners to only edit Google Sites pages that practitioners grant them access to. The 5 ways are...
As a wiki: As a digital portfolio; As a digital file cabinet; As a blog; As a website.

Google docs are also ideal for peer assessment and review. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2 012/07/5-ways-to-use-google-sitesin-schools.html

All skills learners need in the "real world" - potential for use in functional skills especially as learners & practitioners have 24/7 access. Index

10 Excel defaults you can customise


You dont have to adjust every Excel workbook to meet your needs. This cpd post deals with some of the more common settings that users customise. Making the changes covered can make all workbooks automatically conform to the preferences selected. Ideal for Basic ICT courses, Functional Skills ICT, etc. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.techrepublic.com /blog/10things/10-exceldefaults-you-can-customizeto-work-the-way-youwant/3338

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10 New Ways Twitter Is Changing The College Lecture


Find out more by using the This post, published by QR code or the URL below... Edudemic looks at the http://edudemic.com/2012/ ways Twitter is causing 07/twitter-college-lecture/ 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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60-Second Guide To Texting In The Classroom


Although the idea of permitting students to text in class may appear problematic at first, with the appropriate supports, practitioners can take advantage of the technology and, in turn, create more meaningful and engaging learning experiences. This post provides a few examples as to how practitioners can utilize text message technology in their classrooms and increase learner engagement and content mastery: Content includes...
Group Texting - currently, links to tools tend to be USA only; Silent In-Class Discussion; Live Polling - including links to tools

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://edudemic.com/2012/07/the -60-second-guide-to-texting-inthe-classroom/

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100 Best Twitter Tools For Teachers

This post, by Edudemic, is really a response to many practitioners who feel Twitter has no role in Teaching & Learning. I have tried a number of these tools and do use some of them. Tools include those for...
Managing Twitter; Finding 'Friends' (those studying the same course?) Sharing (files, photographs, media...) Games News & Research Twitterers (feeds to educational resources etc) Groups (Ideal for keeping things organised) Organisation & Productivity

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://edudemic.com/2012/07/besttwitter-tools/

I'll be returning to some of these for further investigation of their potential - watch this space OR twitter :-)

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101questions

What is the first question that comes to your mind? For any practitioner seeking to engage maths learners, Dan Meyers 101questions site, is a resource that is worth a closer look! Images and videos are posted on the website, and registered users are invited to pose questions, using 140 characters or less. After asking a question, users can check to see what others have asked. Ive had fun browsing the website, and Im pretty sure theres potential here for engaging maths learners.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://101qs.com/

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ALISON

ALISONAdvance Learning Interactive Systems ONlineprovides free online courses in job-friendly skills. Ranging from the basic but essential (Fundamentals of Google Docs or Touch Type Training) to the more specialized (Programming in Adobe Flash) as well as those that could be useful for anybody, job seeking or not (e.g. Protect Yourself From Identity Theft). Of the 400+ available courses, the most popular is also one of the most comprehensive. ABC IT is a 15-20 hour comprehensive introduction to IT literacy. It integrates basic concepts of computing, Microsoft Office applications and touch type training, as well as wider-picture discussion of how computing can be an everyday feature of life and work.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://alison.com/

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A Model Recommends
Beauty and style videos from British fashion model Ruth Crilly. British fashion model Ruth Crilly sets out on her channel to provide informed suggestions about beauty, style, and even healthy recipe ideas! Potential resources for Health & Beauty Learners and Practitioners. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.youtube.com /AModelRecommends

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Asana
Asana...
is a task management tool for groups; allows users to create multiple projects and lists of assignments for completing each project. allows users to assign tasks to the members of a group; provides feeds for projects so that members can subscribe and receive updates about new assignments and progress toward the completion of projects; has a mobile website that users can use on their iPad or Android tablet. has a Chrome web app.

Groups can have up to 30 members in the free version of Asana. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://asana.com/

Asana could be a great tool for learners to use to manage complex long-term projects that they are working on in teams. Practitioners can use Asana to create a group of students then use Asana to send them assignment and/or other reminders. Managers may also find Asana great for planning academic department meetings.

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Bad Maths Pool


The Bad Maths Flickr group...
contains lots of examples of bad mathematics found in shops and other public places. could be a good place to find some images that contain simple mathematics problems for learners to solve.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...

http://www.flickr.com/groups/badmaths/ pool/

Yes I know that a number of them are $ rather than but, in the real world, learners do travel! A good resource for Functional Skills, among other things. Why not...
take some more images, that don't have errors, and produce a - which image has the error tasks? OR set a challenge to learners to find examples of Bad Maths and to take pictures of them, creating your own Bad Maths Archive.

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BBC News - In Pictures

BBC News In Pictures: News stories and topical issues using the most striking images from around the world. The Day in Pictures collections are part of a much larger resource from the BBC simply called In Pictures. The In Pictures resource provides hundreds of images in a variety collections and slideshows about current events throughout the world. Day In Pictures pictures can be used as conversation starters for current events discussions and/or supplementary material for learners to use in presentations about current events. Images from the In Pictures collections are also helpful for providing, visual learners, visual connections to and context for a story.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news /in_pictures/

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Best Websites for Watching Free Documentaries


If practitioners are looking for documentaries to use in teaching & learning, there are many sites where their learners can watch them for free. This post provides a list of sites, some of which allow users to add comments about the films and even allow them to download the films. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...
http://www.howtogeek.com/118 650/the-best-websites-forwatching-free-documentaries/

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Choose a License
More and more learning providers, and/or practitioners, are sharing their work with a wider audience; Creative Commons licensing is a good way to explicitly state the terms by which other people can use and re-use their creative written, audio, and visual works. However, selecting the license that is right for them can be confusing. The Creative Commons organization has a new tool to help people choose the best license for their situation. To select the right license for your work just answer a few questions and a license will be recommended to you. NOTE: Even if practitioners and their learners are not going to use Creative Commons licensing, the Creative Commons license chooser could be helpful in understanding what the various Creative Commons licenses mean.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://creativecommons.org/choose/ ?lang=en

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Chrome Extensions For Designers & Developers

This post targets Google Chrome's extensions for web designers, web developers as well as bloggers. Checkout these Google chrome extensions for designers and developers; they include...
Live CSS Editor; Screen Capture; Stylish (has accessibility uses); Speed Tracer; Window Resizer; Check My Links; Eye Dropper; Comps; The Grids; Neo Vision; SEO site tools and Pendule.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.uniquetipsonline.com /best-google-chrome-extensionsfor-designers-and-developers/

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CoreDogs
CoreDogs is a set of online texts and lessons that practitioners and/or learners can use to learn how the web works, how to build websites, and how to build simple web applications. Users can navigate through the lessons in order or skip to parts that are of the most interest to them. The CoreDogs lessons can be used by learners who want to learn coding on their own. CoreDogs also allows users to re-use and redistribute the lessons to use in learning environment instruction (just make sure to credit CoreDogs). I would suggest this could be an essential part of Functional Skills ICT; preparing learners for the "real world". Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://coredogs.com/

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Craft recipe book


A useful resource, for Family Learning Practitioners & ITT, compiled by Kate Ahern, M.S.Ed Craft recipes for Family Learning Practitioners and/or ITTs to use with kids... Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...
http://www.slideshare.net/teechkidz /craft-recipe-book-13688440

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Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship


Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support practitioners in educating learners on digital citizenship. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate learners about...
YouTubes policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...

http://www.google.com /edu/teachers/youtube /curric/index.html

Follow this link to access the list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Lessons are designed to fit within 50 minute classes, but can be adapted to fit a different schedule(s) There is even an entire YouTube channel of related videos that should be of interest to anyone looking to teach about digital citizenship.:`

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Cyberbullied From The Playground To The Web

Although not a limiting grade anymore, ensuring your learners are safe, when using technology (social Media), is still an important part of education. The explosive growth of social media in recent years has enabled a lot of new opportunities for learners sharing achievements with family, making plans with new friends and re-living past memories with old friends, just to name a few. The proliferation of social networking also comes with an unfortunate downside. Bullying and nastiness become easier when all they take is a few keystrokes and can be hidden by online anonymity. This post and the infographic raise awareness of the downside. What are your learners doing to protect their younger brothers, sisters, etc.?

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/info graphic-cyberbullied-playgroundweb/

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Differences Between Capacitive & Resistive Touchscreens


It might not fully register, but we all know there are two types of touchscreens. Ideal resource for ICT courses, functional skills ICT etc. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.makeuseof.com /tag/differences-capacitiveresistive-touchscreens-si/

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Duolingo

With Duolingo users learn a language for free, and simultaneously translate the Web. Users read, listen to, and translate words and phrases. They are shown words with translations and can can hear the words pronounced too. To practice they type and or speak translations. Activities start out with simple words and phrases and as they become more proficient, Duolingo gives them more challenging phrases. Duolingo also awards users points and virtual badges. Duolingo won't replace in-person instruction, but it is a good site for learners to use to practice writing and speaking a new language. One for ESOL learners as well.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://duolingo.com/

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Flip This Video tool


Use the engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customised lessons. Users can...
use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://ed.ted.com/about#/

Use their new Flip This Video tool and edit the videos from TED Ed, and/or YouTube, so they're perfect for your learners.

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Generate iPhone text message chat screenshots


With a variety of options including carrier, time and message type, this iPhone text message screenshot generator creates pixel perfect images which are impossible to tell apart from a real chat conversation. iPhone Text Generator is a free to use web service that lets users create fake/imaginary iPhone text conversations. By default, four lines of messages are shown but you can add more by clicking on the Add Message button. When the image is generated, users can...
view it in their browser; downloaded the image in PNG file format; share the image on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...


http://www.iphonetextgenerator.com/

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GnuCash
A personal and small-business financial-accounting software, licensed under GNU/GPL and available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BSD, and Solaris. GnuCash is personal and small business accounting software. It is only a single-user tool, but it can easily handle the management of small business finances. GnuCash is a double-entry accounting tool, with checking, savings, stocks, assets, expenses, and more. GnuCash offers scheduled transactions, transaction matching, financial calculations, and importing, among a number of other things. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://gnucash.org/

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Google Sites for Teachers 2012


A guide / How-to / Tutorial for new Google Sites users by Richard Byrne. Google Sites for Teachers was designed as a guide for new users of Google Sites. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...
http://www.scribd.com/doc/99656262 /Google-Sites-for-Teachers-2012

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inklewriter
Inkle Writer...
provides a platform on which practitioners and/or learners can write "choose your adventure" style stories; has a visual interface for constructing stories; allows users to write each paragraph (or less) as an independent piece; allows users to connect paragraphs to other pieces of the story; allowing the story to branch in many directions; allows users to piece the branches etc., from the resulting menu of paragraphs.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://writer.inklestudios.com/

While trying Inkle Writer it struck me that it could be used in many ways including...
a platform for learners to use to construct narrative stories that contain many characters and plot lines; a platform for practitioners to use to present various situations where their learners have decisions to make, e.g. Health & Safety; and the outcomes from those decisions.

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LibreOffice
LibreOffice is the free powerpacked Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs. LibreOffice is the open source equivalent of Microsoft Office. It includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database tools. All the tools are compatible with their Microsoft Office counterparts and strictly follow open standards. LibreOffice is free of charge and is available across all platforms. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.libreoffice.org/

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MasqueradeMakeup's channel
Looking for resources for Makeup Tutorials? These Celebrity Makeup Tutorials - Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Avril Lavigne... from Masquerade Makeup may be useful for teaching & learning and/or as examples/ideas for learners to produce their own Makeup Tutorial video clips. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.youtube.com /MasqueradeMakeup

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meetingl

Free web video conference solution for up to 8 persons and for any browser. If you need a simple implementation that runs straight from a browser, then you should check out Meetingl. This flash web application offers a free and easy way to start video meetings from the browser without any extra download or user registration required. Potential users can start using Meetingl by creating a new room. Each meeting has a unique room number that you can use to invite friends. Participants can activate their webcams for all to see, adjust volumes of other participants and if required, enlarge individuals to fill the whole screen. . Meeting administrators can also mute/unmute participants. Finally, you have a chat interface below, which is very handy if you need to spell out what you are saying. Meetingl is a nice simple for anyone who need to organize video meetings without the fuss of unnecessary registration and plugin downloads.

NOTE:- With two screens I was able to share one screen via Screenleap and still see and communicate with the other participants on the second screen.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://meetingl.com/

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MentorMob

Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love... There are lots of quality resources on the Internet but sometimes learners can spend a huge amount of time searching for it, searching and getting distracted by content that is not relevant to the task in hand. MentorMob allows practitioners (and why not put learners into that role?) to focus their learner/peers attention by creating learning playlists of relevant content which can be enhanced by adding quizzes and comprehension exercises to test knowledge as they progress. MentorMob playlists can be easily shared and embedded in blogs, a vle etc.-.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.mentormob.com/

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muvee Cloud
I'm not sure why it is a requirement for web 2.0 applications to have strange names of missspelt names but, Muvee Cloud is a simple service for creating videos based on images and audio files. Muvee Cloud is a place for creating collaborative, and ideal for educational purposes, private photo albums. As a creator of an album users can select the best images and create a video for the group/team. Users can choose to share the resulting videos privately so that only those invited can see them or they can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, or embedded into a blog, vle, ePortfolio etc.. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://cloud.muvee.com/

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MyCommittee
Online Meeting Agenda and Minutes Online tools and resources for organizing effective meetings are wide and varied, and extremely useful. MyCommittee is one such tool and it...
reduces the need for back and forth emails and forwarding documents to pull together a meeting; allows users to organize and manage meetings with their committee members, as well take minutes online and share them after each gathering; includes basic features and tools for small to midsize meetings; is especially useful if youre holding online meetings on say Google Hangouts, Skype, or other similar sites.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... https://www.mycommittee.com/

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myHomework

Do learners find themself forgetting homework assignments? Well that is obviously not good for their grades. With myHomework, there is a small yearly charge, that will not be a problem anymore. myHomework will help learners keep track of their assignments. Find out more at https://myhomeworkapp.com/ ; - Track classes, assignments, tests & more! - Sync between the website and iOS or Android devices. - Receive due date reminders.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... https://myhomeworkapp.com/

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newsola

Top news stories from around the world, at a glance. Newsola combines simplicity with visuals to make a really engaging news reader. Newsola breaks up their feeds into six categories. Users can view news from...
World, National, Showbiz, Sports, Tech and Finance.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.newsola.com/#/uk/

Newsola shows users a screen with the headlines, colour coded by category so they can find what they need. The biggest news stories are displayed with bigger text, and the smaller ones with smaller text.

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NounProject

The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way. The aim is to produce a simple graphic for every noun in the English language. Images are posted as high-quality vector files that can be imported, resized, and modified by any photo editing software. The images are in the public domain or shared with Creative Commons licenses. The possible uses for these images, by educators, are endless: bulletin boards, signs, learner projects/assignments, labels are a few ideas that come to mind with out much effort.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://thenounproject.com/

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Online Privacy

Do You Share Too Much Information? Sharing has always been a prominent part of what the Internet is and how it functions. And with social networks exploding in popularity in the past several years, sharing is probably the one aspect we utilize the most on the web. Prick your Learners' conscience and when theyre panicking about being robbed, arrested, followed and stalked, remind them that although its scary, they do have control. They can do something about their online privacy.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ online-privacy-share-information/

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Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge


Test your spelling skills with the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge. Can you spell words like quiescent, millennium, accommodation, and bureaucracy? Could you get a perfect score on the fiendish level? Do you think you are a skilled speller? Does finding the right letters for every word you put on paper come naturally to you? Maybe youre all talk, and I think you should prove it by trying out the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge allows users to test their spelling and prove if tey are really a talented speller. If you miss any audio, you can click listen again to have the computer repeat the word. Plus, users can choose to have their words in British English or US English, allowing everyone to make use of the program.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/ media/spelling-bee-2011/

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P2PU

Learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything. P2PU stands for: peer to peer university. P2PUs model is based on their idea is that taking an online course should be more like learning on the job than taking a traditional class. This approach encourages people to work together on projects and to assess each others work with constructive feedback. Users can also design courses with help from P2PU. Course design is broken down into discrete steps and course content is vetted by peer users and P2PU staff. Courses are hands-on and varied. Not all of the courses focus on new technologies.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... https://p2pu.org/en/

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Panoramio
Panoramio...
is a lesser known tool from Google and an extremely engaging tool for the educational world. allows users to view photographs of various sites around the world. displays photographs on a virtual map of the world, creating an interactive and awe-inspiring excursion through various parts of the world. pictures are both beautiful and educational.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...

http://www.panoramio.com/?no_redirect

Learners can use this tool to...


interact with parts of the world and cultures they might never experience on their own. consider projects on ancient architecture, history, environmental science, and much more just by using Panoramio to explore the world.

Notice that there aren't many photos of friends and family posing in front of places, or photos of interesting surfaces--Panoramio's all about seeing the world.

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Pause For Later (Beta)

With the increased use of video clips, vidcasts, webinars etc., and their use in the "flipped classroom" / "flipped cpd", Pause for Later has to be a tool both practitioners and learners will find useful. We must all have been engaged in a video but then need to... catch a bus drive into work, college, a meeting, a class etc. do errands and the list goes on... ...forgetting about the video you've had been watching and/or where you had got to in the clip. Practitioners may well want their learners to continue watching a clip, started in a face to face session, in another environment - e.g. at home, in the LRC etc. The same problems are faced, what clip, where had we got to etc. PauseForLater.com has a solution so users can pick up that video right where "they" left off. Just download the extensions or install the bookmarklet for your browser.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...


http://www.pauseforlater.com/pause/

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Pearltrees Update
Now available, the Pearltrees iPhone app. It is a free app that allows users to organize their links, images, and videos just as you would on the web version of Pearltrees (mentioned in earlier eMagazines). Learners and/or practitioners can get Pearltrees on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ pearltrees/id463462134

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Pedagogical Quickies
Every couple of months or so, Marc-Andr publishes a quick pedagogical clip that presents an educational issue along with solutions often inspired by technology. Marc-Andrs YouTube channel is aimed at dealing with educational issues ranging from content creation to professional development. Ideal resources for staff development and/or as great conversation starters for "forward planning" meetings etc. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.youtube.com/user /lalandema

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Periodic Table of Videos

University of Nottingham

Short videos about every element on the periodic table, plus other cool experiments and chemistry stuff... Science practitioners will want to bookmark this as soon as possible. The University of Nottingham has created The Periodic Table of Videos and its just what the title would imply. 118 videos that explain each element. Video journalist Brady Haran and working chemists from the University of Nottingham assembled these videos and they claim theyre going to start improving and beefing up each video with new stories, better samples, and bigger experiments. They also have a new video series, dubbed The Molecular Videos which is a showcase of their favourite molecules and compounds.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.periodicvideos.com/

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Physics Classroom

The Physics Classroom is an online interactive tutorial of basic physics concepts. The lessons use an easy-tounderstand language to present common physics principles discussed in physics courses. The Physics Classroom provides access to...
physics tutorials, Mind on Physics Internet Modules (1300+ questions designed to improve understanding of common physics topics), problem sets for practice, multimedia, animations (ideal for using on an interactive whiteboard or projector-connected PC) activity sheets, curriculum corner (pdf downloads), labs, photos, and more.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.physicsclassroom.com/

Practitioners should spend time exploring this site before recommending it to learners so they can help them navigate it. There is a danger, because it is so information heavy, the Physics Classroom could be a turn-off for learners who are just dropping in looking for something specific.

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Plizy
Plizy changes the way learners and/or practitioners discover and share videos and makes videowatching a more personalized and social experience. Plizy allows users to also create a custom channel, which grants them more control over what is watched; the Pandora-like recommendation system is based on the videos users watch and the ones you dont. This allows Plizy to curate content that it knows users will like. It also has a convenient tab where practitioners can communicate with learners based on the videos being watched. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... https://plizy.com/

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Posterous Spaces

Posterous Spaces was bought by Twitter earlier this year, but it appears to still be going strong and hasn't changed at all. I have always liked is the ease with which users can create a group blog. Users can...
allow people to make contributions to their blog by simply sending an email to "yourblog'sname" @ posterous.com. choose to moderate or not moderate those contributions.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... https://posterous.com/

Using the email method of contributing to a group blog is much easier than having to enter permissions for each person to contribute. Practitioners also don't have to spend time walking learners through creating log-in credentials for another service. It's got to be the quickest way to get a classroom full of learners contributing to one blog.

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Printable Calendar
Printable Calendar is a utility providing a clean, simple calendar that you can print in your web browser. By default, when users visit the Printable Calendars homepage, they will see a view of the current months dates. Month and year can then be changed and update the calendar to reflect the selections. A Print button lets users print out the calendar just like they would any other page. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://printable-calendar.co/

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QuicklyChat

With QuicklyChat, users can instantly start up conversations as if they are standing shoulderto-shoulder. QuicklyChat is a simple chat program which, based on your availability, automatically answers any incoming calls. The application controls a user availability status by looking at which programs are currently running. This way, users can still get work done and not be interrupted (or interrupt anyone else whos doing the same). When done, they simply hang up. FREE while in Beta - Available for Windows and Mac OS X; Based on Adobe Air; Extremely simple.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.quicklychat.com/

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Readcube | Bootcamp videos


On November 27, 2011 9:07 PM I Scooped Readcube, a free, simple, academic software and reference manager for researchers. This week Readcube launched Readcube Boot Camp to help users use Readcube better. Boot Camp currently has four video tutorials offering tips for searching, annotating, and organizing. As I said in my earlier Scoop.It, Readcube is targeted toward university use, is also be helpful for all learners working on long term research projects. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...
http://www.readcube.com/bootcamp

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Scientific Calculator
Although youve long been able to punch simple calculations into Googlelike 12*100now you can access a full scientific calculator right from the search interface. Just...
Open Google Search Type calculator press enter key

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...


http://www.howtogeek.com/119942 /google-search-interface-now-sportsscientific-calcultor/

The new calculator appears automatically.


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Screenleap

ScreenLeap shares a users actual screen in real-time by letting recipients (learners) join a live session. Just...
go to ScreenLeap and click on Share my screen. a unique session code will be provided that users can send to anybody. once they enter the code on ScreenLeap, they can join the session and see exactly what you are seeing or doing on your computer.

P.S. Learners can share their screens with assessors :-) Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.screenleap.com/

The best part about ScreenLeap...


no software to download, no extensions to install and no signups to do.

All that's required is a browser (Firefox works well) with updated Java plugin. This allows ScreenLeap to be used on computers, tablets, smartphones and any other device with a web browsing capability.

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Share As Image

Share As Image (previously called Pin A Quote) is a service that allows users to highlight text on the Internet and share it in the form of an image. Available in free and Pro versions, Share As Image is a bookmarklet that can be installed on any browser. The free version is very basic, offering a single font and no choice of colour. The Pro version, on the other hand, provides users with a range of colours as well as font types and sizes. Once created, users can share the image on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter. As with most images on the web, a right-click allows viewers to copy and/or save the resulting image.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://shareasimage.com/

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shortcutFoo
Programmers use various programming environments to type and prepare their programming code. By learning the text shortcuts for these environments, learners can greatly improve their time efficiency and productivity. To help them practice and learn shortcuts for different environments is a web service called ShortcutFoo. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...
https://www.shortcutfoo.com/

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Sleep Preventer 1.3 - Windows

You will know how annoying it is when, in the middle of a presentation or showing a video clip, the computer goes to sleep or hibernates because it has been inactive for a while. SleepPreventer is a simple piece of software that can help prevent a PC from going to sleep or hibernating, no matter how long you leave it inactive for. It also prevents a PC from dimming the display and/or starting the screensaver. Once installed, click on the Prevent Sleep icon, it overrides whatever default settings your PC may have. Choose it to prevent sleep for a specific period of time like 5 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours or for infinity. SleepPreventer is dead simple to use and can be really useful for watching movies, doing presentations or other stuff where your PC remains idle for a long time.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://darkfame.net/projects/windows

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SoundGecko

SoundGecko is a service that lets users listen to any article on the web, on the go, anywhere. Many learners/practitioners etc., commute to their learning environment and back every day, spending up to 40 minutes or more on the bus/train etc. SoundGecko provides an easier way to catch up/keep up with web content, without squinting at the tiny text on their mobile they just listen. Theres three different ways of sending articles to SoundGecko: website, email or a browser (Chrome) plugin. In a matter of seconds, SoundGecko will send users an email with a link to the MP3 file that they can listen to, on any device. Users can do all of this for free, without downloading an app and without registration. If users do register, they get to use the iPhone app and also Google Drive/Dropbox sync that lets them listen to all your articles easily

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://soundgecko.com/

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Split Screen
Another add-on for Google Chrome that can facilitate learning! Research is integral to many learning activities, and this Chrome browser extension is a powerful research tool. Split Screen splits the browser into multiple re-sizable windows. By default there are two windows...
- the window on the left opening as a simple notepad for taking notes; and - whatever website users choose to open on the right side of the screen. Alternatively, Split Screen can be set so that only web sites open, perhaps to make comparisons or to research from multiple sources.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...

https://chrome.google.com /webstore/detail/eachflekn amlcepmplpdghagngjfjkin

Splitting the screen horizontally, this is also an option. A single verticle window may even be split horizontally. Options can be selected and set in the normal way, via a right-click on the icon and selecting Options. Another excellent reason for using Google Chrome!

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Sport Science Videos - ESPN

Complete archive of Sport Science content on ESPN ESPN Sport Science has released 6 new episode featuring among other things, the current top ranked archer in the world. The Sport Science video clips do a nice job of explaining the science and mathematics of various sports. Sport Science: could be a good set of video clips to use to...
engage learners connect physical education with mathematics and connect physical education with science.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://search.espn.go.com/sportscience/videos/6

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Switch Access to iPods/iPads Expands


Several companies have announced new ways for those with physical or multiple disabilities to access the iPod and iPad. This post provides a list of what is currently on offer in the market as of 11 July 2012. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://teachinglearnerswith multipleneeds.blogspot.co. uk/2012/07/switch-accessto-ipodsipads-expands.html

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Text-to-Speech on iOS
Weve come a long way from reading from print sources. No longer are we confined to reading magazines, newspapers and books that we must first get from a shop. As a result of the latest update of iOS, users can activate the 'Text-to-Speech' function to read out highlighted text. This cpd / how-to helps users activate Text-to-Speech. Note it works for all documents on any iOS device. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.hongkiat.com/blog /text-to-speech-ios/

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The Crochet Crowd


Video resources for Crochet Practitioners. Michael Sellicks learners-paced tutorials may be ideal resources to support learners. The Crochet Crowd channel features 100's of Free Tutorials covering a wide span of projects, including flowers, scarves, and baby clothes. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.youtube.com /mikeyssmail

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The Evolution of Technology and Education


As Ken says, when he posted this as part of his Scoop.it! curations: "in the 1950's-70's, 1 in 20 US college-aged students went to college. Today, 1 in 2 does This infographic does a great job of articulating the transformation that technology has imposed on education." Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...
http://techli.com/2011/11/evolutiontechnology-education-infographic/

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Three Ring
Often Practitioners find it difficult to manage the huge number of learner assignments and quizzes they get. At times, pulling out a learners quiz from a big stack can be timeconsuming. Here to help is a tool called Three Ring. Three Ring is a free to use smartphone application that offers versions for Android and iOS devices. The app helps practitioners organize the quizzes and assignments of their learners by taking pictures of the papers and then uploading those pictures online. Uploaded images can be tagged and sorted class/group-wise. To find images, log in to the service and use the tag information to pull the images. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://threering.com/

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Typing Speed Monitor


There are plenty of online programs that learners can use to practice typing skills, test their typing speed, and test their typing accuracy. They don't however evaluate typing skills while users are going about their daily web browsing or word processing activities. Typing Speed Monitor is a Google Chrome extension that will track how fast users type and what keys they use most frequently. If users do a lot of writing online, Typing Speed Monitor is one way to get accurate feedback on their typing proficiency in real-world settings. Typing Speed Monitor could be a good way to find out how well learners actually type in realistic scenarios - as part of their ICT functional skills. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... https://chrome.google.com/webstore/ detail/plchfdecdelajngfdcgjbffdohhfkfo p?hl=en-UK#

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UltraSlideshow Lite
UltraSlideshow Lite is a program that lets users create flash slideshows easily and for free. Users can, beware of copyright, use their own digital music files and photos and combine them using a favourite slideshow template or manual creation. Professional video-editing tools such as titles, frames and transitions are also available. The resulting flash slideshows can be exported as SWF, HTML, or XML so they can embed in websites, blogs, vles, some ePortfolios or watched offline. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.ultraslideshow.com/ ultraslideshow-lite.html

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Video Grabber
Video Grabber is the free online application to help users grab videos from online video sites like vimeo, blip.tv, YouTube etc, you only need to copy and paste video URL address, the video will be grabbed automatically in FLV, MP4, WMV format. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...
http://www.videograbber.net/

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View Great Art For Free


6 Inspiring Websites The Internets boom brought many great things with it, including access to places we might otherwise never visit. This post provides information and links to 6 websites "Art Learners" and/or practitioners will find useful in their studies/teaching. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.makeuseof.com /tag/view-great-art-free-6inspiring-websites-si/

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Virtual Stock Exchange Games


The Virtual Stock Exchange Game at MarketWatch, based upon Wall Street, offers a challenging interactive experience that is completely free and online. Create fictional portfolios of investments watch values go up and down as it would in a real stock market. Investing success is not guaranteed, and thus assessments cannot be tied to the amount of fictional money learners make or lose. The activity should also have a long time horizon a month at least, a term or year ideally so learners experience the markets fluctuations. Everyone needs to know the basics like what a stock is and how companies sell their stock to the public. A collection of videos that explains these and many other concepts can be found at Investopedia. http://www.investopedia.com/video/#axzz1yrIj arBA; I recommend giving 'players' a relatively small amount of money like 10,000 and choosing the normal version of the game that does not allow certain aggressive financial manoeuvres. There is also an option to keep the game private and password protected.

Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...

http://www.investopedia.com/video/ #axzz1yrIjarBA

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WeVideo's online video editing platform is affordable, simple to use, and uniquely collaborative; users can invite other people to create and edit with them. In WeVideo's video editor, users can upload their own media clips or use stock media clips to produce a video. The video editor provides tools for trimming the length of display and/or sound of each element added to a video project. WeVideo's Google Drive app allows users to save all of their video projects in their Google Drive account. WeVideo also offers an Android app that learners can use to capture images and video footage to add to projects.

WeVideo

The FREE Option provides... 1 GB storage; 360p resolution; 15 export minutes per month; Export to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter; 5 invites per project; 390 licensed music titles Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.wevideo.com/

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Word: Create a Custom Bullet


Using bullets is a great Find out more by using way to present a list in a the QR code or the URL document. However, below... http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/27349/wordthe bullets which come create-custom-bullet/ with Microsoft Word are pretty limited. This How-to shows users how to create/import a custom bullet.
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YouTube Curriculum
An exciting initiative for learners and practitioners to develop digital literacy skills on YouTube and across the wider web in a few short lessons. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.youtube.com /user/YouTubeCurriculum

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Resources and Archives


aclJohns Website & Blog Portal
http://www.acljohn.com/

Scoop.It Technologies
http://www.scoop.it/t/technologies/

Dipity Timeline
http://www.dipity.com/acljohn/

Spreaker Radio Station


http://bit.ly/nSLYjE or http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/northwest/tal klisten-to-us!/rsc-radio.aspx

eMagazines
http://www.slideshare.net/aclJohn and from March 2012 http://www.scribd.com/john_dalziel

The ACLjohn Daily


http://paper.li/ACLjohn

Only2clicks http://bit.ly/ppcIHX Pearltrees http://pear.ly/Hhwv RSC-NW TV Channel


http://www.livestream.com/locus

YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/acljohn or http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/northwest/pu blications/video-clips.aspx

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Find Try Evaluate and Share (FiTES)


You are the experts in your field of work, management, administration, practitioners etc., and you know what works for you! By sharing not only will you raise the awareness of your colleagues but you should also benefit from their submissions. By doing this, you will all be supporting & stimulating innovation in learning, teaching and administration.

Share your resources by completing the form available at http://bit.ly/o6yiwl or Use your iPhone, Android, iPad, etc. with the QR code above...

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