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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014

American Association of School LIbrarians (AASL) just announced the 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. They foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. Media Sharing Digital Storytelling Manage & Organize Social Networking… Read More ›

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12 Kinds of Online Tools to Build Your #MOOC

You Can MOOC Yourself! Inge Ignatia de Waard published an eBook MOOC YourSelf – Set up your own MOOC for Business, Non-Profits, and Informal Communities. It’s a manual for you to build your MOOC. She also made a short list of social media tools that are useful for MOOC, why you could use it in a course and… Read More ›

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NMC Horizon Report – 2013 Museum Edition

The preview was just released!  The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition, is a co-production with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment. From the first round of advisory board rankings (“Short List”)… Read More ›

Open Learning Registry Browser and Collector

Launched by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense, the Learning Registry stores data provided by numerous sources about the content of various learning resources hosted in different systems. Data published to the Learning Registry can serve as the basis for learning resource analytics to help recommend resources, detect trends in resource usage, and judge user experiences. We’ve covered… Read More ›

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25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (2013)

Every year American Association of School Librarians (AASL) selects the “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning”, this is the list for this year – 2013. Media Sharing Pinterest smore easel.ly Digital Storytelling inklewriter myHistro FlipSnack Manage & Organize BiblioNasium LitPick padlet edcanvas WorkFlowy  Social Networking & Communications socrative QuadBlogging Marqueed Curriculum Collaboration 19Pencils iCivics Wonderopolis… Read More ›

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Free Tool to Create Interactive Assignments and Track Learner Performance

Knowmia has supported so many teachers flipping their classrooms, it’s especially popular in U.S. We’ve covered their free iPad App – Knowmia Teach (iTunes link), which can replace the paid App – Explain Everything. And it’s not just a video recording tool, it connects to a whole lot more support for teachers! In case you… Read More ›

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A Tour through Open Source Creative Tools

by Máirín Duffy (Red Hat), from OpenSource.com (licensed under CC BY-SA)  Image credits: Flickr user Leszek.Leszczynski Every tool in this talk is available via Fedora 17, the latest version of Fedora. Here’s a quick rundown of the tools represented in this talk. MyPaint and Krita are fantastic sketching apps that feature natural-feeling digital brushes. Darktable is a raw image processing… Read More ›

15 Digital Resources For Rhyming and Wordplay

by Kenney Meyers, TeachThought.com : 15 Digital Tools For Rhyming & Wordplay Rhyming words are fun, but some words will leave you tongue-tied trying to find a suitable partner. Anyone who has ever dabbled in poetry will tell you that meter is a refined art that requires the poet to have a comprehensive understanding of how the… Read More ›

101 of The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

101 of the best web 2.0 tools for teachers by GoEd Online. Some tools come and go, so it might be a good idea to check out if anything new and useful to you! Several months ago, Jane Hart also compiled a list of “Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012″ which were voted for by 500+ learning… Read More ›

(Infographic) iPad as Teacher’s Pet

Tony Vincent made an infographic that showcases iPad as a toolbox to help you become an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic (download PDF file) to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant. It’s filled with apps and services that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. View on Scribd : iPad as Teachers Pet… Read More ›

100 Recommended Search Engines for Serious Scholars

by Staff Writers of OnlineUniversities.com : 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars (Revised) Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been… Read More ›

Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment (SMILE)

The Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment (SMILE) enables students to quickly pose multimedia-rich multiple-choice questions and share them with peers using mobile phones during class. After the questions have been created, students can respond to and rate the questions that they and their peers created moments before. Finally, when all students have responded to each… Read More ›

Make An eBook out of A Bunch of Resources Right Away

When more and more contents are digital and available online for free or for a affordable fee,  it makes creating and sharing digital stuffs much easier and flexible. And the innovations of software from new ideas are growing everyday. What’s a Readlist? A group of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything—bundled into an e-book you can… Read More ›

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools (now incl. Giveaway)

About Craig Weiss Craig Weiss has been in the e-learning industry, since it began in the late 90′s and has been identified as a thought leader in the e-learning industry. In a recent list ranking the top ten most influential people in the world for e-learning, Craig was listed as the number four. Craig is… Read More ›

MapStory – Wikipedia Way of Telling Stories on Maps and Timelines

We learn MapStory from Saylor Journals OER Newsletter – “A creative platform that allows you to start your own story or build on another one, with use of maps and time lines as a foundation. Through Creative Commons, this platform is completely free, and it allows you to “share what you know about the world… Read More ›