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September 2012 Blog Posts (97)

STORYBOARD THAT: AN INNOVATIVE AND FUN WAY TO VISUALLY COMMUNICATE

Storyboard that leverages the power of storytelling in the work place with visual communication by providing a fast and fun web based tool. Storytelling is a powerful way to communicate ideas, explain processes, and document business…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 15, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments

DROPMARK: CREATE PRESENTATIONS FROM YOUR FILES AND WEB CONTENT

Dropmark offers super simple drag-and-drop file sharing, like a number of web apps before it, but if you want to use it for more you can create presentations, slideshows, and collaborate with others just as easily. You create a collection of files, drag those…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 15, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments

MAGISTO: SHARE YOUR VIDEO MEMORIES WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Magisto is a fun and easy way to share your video memories with your friends. Just shoot and upload your videos and Magisto turns them into beautifully edited movies, complete with music and effects, in minutes. And it’s all done automatically, in a…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 15, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

CREAZA: AN INTEGRATED WEB-BASED TOOLBOX FOR CREATIVE WORK

Creaza is used worldwide by thousands of students and teachers every day. Creaza offers you an integrated, web-based toolbox for creative work, both at school and in your…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 15, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Disabilities vs Differing abilities

As I have been travelling internationally speaking on assistive technology, I have been tuning into the fact that we tend to use the idea of disabilities incorrectly.  We tend to use it as a category where we can place children or adults who have issues causing them to be outside of the "norm."  The more I meet these people, the more I see that they have differing abilities from us, but still have a voice (figuratively) and a story to be told.  Do they lack certain abilities that we have,…

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Added by Dr. Raymond T. Heipp on September 14, 2012 at 8:01pm — No Comments

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Free Readers Theatre About Colonial Period

My next post will be on teaching about the Era of Colonization. Right now I am

working on a student and…

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Added by Debra Collett on September 12, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Teamwork~Individual Commitment to Group Effort

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

 

As we open the 2012-2013 school year, I cannot think of a more important idea than the one that Vince Lombardi speaks to in the above quote.  Vince Lombardi, was an American football coach. He is best known as the head coach of…

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Added by Eric Skanson on September 12, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

TEXT2MINDMAP: CONVERT YOUR IDEAS INTO MINDMAPS

Want to map your thoughts onto mindmap? Text2MindMap is a free mindmapping tool where you can convert your ideas into mindmaps. To put it simply, using Text2MindMap you can map your thoughts…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 11, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

SBLI: CREATE AND DELIVER MULTIMEDIA SCENARIOS

Scenario Based Learning Interactive (SBLi) is a software suite designed to enable teachers, lecturers and others working in training or education to create and deliver scenarios as an aid to problem-based learning or enquiry-based learning. …

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 11, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

SLIDESPEECH: TRANSFORMS THE WAY IDEAS ARE SHARED

SlideSpeech transforms the way ideas are shared by reading the speaker notes in your own presentation using the latest text-to-speech technology. Works on computers, tablets and mobile phones. By reading the speaker notes in your own presentation using…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 11, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

FREE PDF CONVERSION ONLINE

This free online PDF Converter provides a quick and easy way to convert PDF to Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, allowing you to create a PDF from literally any file. Not only is it a completely free file conversion service,…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 11, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

THREE RING: QUICKLY AND EASILY DIGITIZE STUDENT WORK

Three Ring is a website that allows you to securely upload photos of student work. With Three Ring, you can sort by class, student, or custom tag to easily find the artifact you’re looking for. You can…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 11, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

ZIPPSLIP: ENABLES TO FULLY PROCESS PAPER FORMS ONLINE

ZippSlip enables schools and parents to fully process paper forms online, from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All results are tracked and displayed by our cloud based app that is 100% HIPAA and FERPA compliant. There’s no training, and…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 11, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

THE 2.0 CLASSROOM TOOLS BEST COLLECTION

The way that students and teachers interact with technology is driving change within the classroom, and in a good way for the benefit of learning. The following are 100 educational toolsthat will boost your lesson…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 10, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Flubaroo: A Google Drive Online Marking System





 


Flubaroo in conjunction with Google Drive makes marking easier!



At this time of year, teachers are usually buried under piles of final exams that need to be graded quickly for the preparation of year end report cards.  Would it not be nice if in a couple of mouse clicks, all the…
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Added by Lynda Hall on September 10, 2012 at 12:02am — No Comments

FRANKLIN FROG: AN INNOVATIVE SERIES OF INTERACTIVE LIFE-SCIENCE APPS

Franklin Frog is an innovative new series of multimedia, interactive life-science/non-fiction apps based on circular characters whose real life stories start where they end. Rounds: …

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 8, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

My limited understanding of public vs. charter schools

I was a public-school educator for 34 years. While I recognize many of public education’s shortcomings, I am a staunch supporter. More than ever, I believe that this country needs its citizenry to be more than just educated, but also critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

Our country is a representative democracy dependent on leadership, and the direction for our country is placed in the hands of our elected officials who are our politicians. In our government, all leaders are…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on September 7, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

50 APPS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM

Long Aren’t smartphones just the best? Considering how easy they so often render daily life, even cash-strapped students and families might consider them a valuable investment this back-to-school season. Especially when one looks at the number of applications available to better organize classes,…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

CITELIGHTER: STORE, ORGANIZE, AND SHARE RESEARCH

Citelighter is a technology company based in NYC. This innovative academic research platform helps students and researchers save, organize, and automatically cite content online and offline. Curated content is collected and aggregated onto Knowledge…

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Added by Gianfranco D'Aversa on September 6, 2012 at 2:27am — No Comments

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