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John Evans

How to use Gboard dictation to improve iOS dictation | Cult of Mac - 0 views

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    "Google's Gboard has been a great alternative iOS keyboard since its launch, and the latest update makes it even better. Now you can use it to dictate your messages, which will save you a load of time once you get in the habit.

    In my opinion, Google has Siri licked when it comes to voice recognition, so there's never been a better time to give Gboard a try. Here's how to get started."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Madmagz - Collaboratively Create Online Magazines - 0 views

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    "Madmagz is a neat platform for collaboratively creating online magazines. Madmagz provides you with a magazine template that lets you use images and text that you can edit alone or with invited collaborators. Unlike some other collaborative writing platforms, the original creator of the magazine has to approve or verify submissions from collaborators. When I was testing the platform I found the need to verify every change a little annoying, but I can see how many people would like to have that level of control over the editing process."
John Evans

32 Genius Google Tips And Tricks That Most People Don't Know About - 1 views

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    "Everyone uses Google for random queries, but it's way more powerful than a traditional search engine. Check out these Google tips and tricks that'll change the way you look for stuff online for good.      "
John Evans

Education Kills Our Creativity, Here Is How We Can Regain It - 1 views

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    "Society stresses the importance of education. Good grades in school propel a kid to a prestigious institution; and getting into a world-renowed college leads to a bright, successful future. And this generation is lucky, we are mostly well-educated.
    Ironically, schools mainly stuff information in our brains. Even though we are more educated, somehow our creativity is suppressed."
John Evans

10 Powerful iPad Apps to Organize Teachers' Workflow and Enhance Their productivity ~ E... - 1 views

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    "When it comes to organizing one's workflow and enhancing productivity iPad can do wonders. There are a wide variety of wonderful apps you can utilize to transform your digital experiences and be more productive. The collection below features some of favourite picks in this regard. These are apps that can help facilitate your workflow, manage your tasks and to-do lists, create, share  and sync your files and documents across different devices and platforms. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page."
John Evans

20 Top Virtual Reality Apps that are Changing Education - The Edvocate - 1 views

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    "Virtual reality is one of the hottest edtech trends. Not only are students allowed the opportunity to emerge themselves into a subject but can travel the world from their desk chairs. While not readily available in every classroom, programs such as Google Cardboard aim to make VR headsets cheap and accessible. The majority of students in the USA own a cell phone, and with many of these educational apps available on both iOs and the iTunes-enabled devices, they are becoming more accessible to more students. Educationally, these VR apps allow students to visualize concepts that were confined to the pictures in a textbook. Below are 20 Virtual Reality Apps that are changing education."
John Evans

Digital Transformation And Data Will Change All Of Our Workplaces - Are You Prepared? - 4 views

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    "Democratization of technological and data-driven enterprise are themes that are on everyone's lips. We've seen how top-down transformation, directed by business leaders working together with data scientists on strategically-aligned initiatives has the potential to create efficiencies, better understand business processes and predict problems before they occur. At least, if you are one of the still small number of businesses which is managing to do so successfully, you have.

    But imagine how much greater the potential for change could be if it could spontaneously emerge anywhere in an organization. When everyone has access to the tools, skills and knowhow to harness tech to do their job better, or drive efficiencies, then a workforce looks better equipped to deal with the challenges of the future."
John Evans

How to Type Accents on Mac the Easy Way - 2 views

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    "Many languages use accents and diacritic marks to change how a letter or vowel sounds. Accordingly, you may find it useful to know how to type accents and diacritical marks on a Mac using the keyboard. This should be particularly useful for users who also type or write in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Greek, but obviously this applies to many other latin language scripts as well.



    Modern versions of Mac OS offer an exceptionally fast way to type letter accents, and it's quite easy to use.

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John Evans

Innovate My School - How to introduce critical thinking skills into your classroom - 5 views

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    "This approach to teaching critical thinking (CT) makes use of the 'descriptive-not-prescriptive' principle I introduced in this article for Innovate My School. In other words: teach by showing them (the students) what they already do rather than telling them what they should be doing but aren't. Though I will talk about philosophy sessions, as that is my background, the principles and procedure that you will find outlined here apply to any teaching context where the teaching of CT skills will be of value, whether maths, English or P.E."
John Evans

An Interesting Infographic Featuring 20 of The Best YouTube Channels for Math Teachers ... - 3 views

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    "Below is an infographic we created for the post we published last week featuring some of the best YouTube channels for Math teachers. 'These channels provide a wide variety of  videos, tutorials and animated courses covering different mathematical concepts from Algebra to Geometry.'"
John Evans

When To Use What Tools For Remote Work Success [Infographic] - Medium - 1 views

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    "Technology has changed (read: it's gotten a lot better!). As a result of streamlined technology remote work is now not just feasible, but often preferable. A huge part of effective remote work is leveraging the right tools.
    Check out this handy infographic to figure out how to navigate the right tools to make the remote experience most effective:"
John Evans

22 Free yet Overlooked Online Teaching Tools for Teachers - 5 views

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    "Here are some of the free yet overlooked tools that the teachers must use for their classes. They have been designed to suit various requirements such as classroom connectors, information providers, language, presentations, productivity etc."
John Evans

Coding, Robotics and the Jobs of the Future - The Tech Edvocate - 0 views

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    "Since as early as the 1800's, fears of robots taking over human jobs has been a reality. As we enter the true age of robotics, those concerns are resurfacing, and educators are unsure about what jobs their students will be competing for. For example, IT jobs will grow by 22% through 2020 and jobs in STEM are said to see similar growth. Educators are expected to equip their students with skills that will translate into careers and yet they have no idea what these skills should be. While timeless skills such as critical thinking, languages and mathematics aid in every career they do not provide the specialized skills that "jobs of the future" may require. So, what are the jobs of the future and how can be best prepare students for them?"
John Evans

Real News, Fake News or Opinion? Teaching Our Students to Discern the Difference | KQED... - 1 views

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    "It used to be so easy to distinguish between truth and fiction. In previous years, I would focus on just teaching my students the difference between fact and opinion. Now the Internet has become a murky river of information, and buzzwords like "fake news" and "alternative facts" have become real concerns of an educated society. How do we teach our students to discern all these differences in this post-truth era?"
John Evans

Changing mindsets over learning coding - Daily Genius - 1 views

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    "'It's boring', he groaned, glancing sideways beseechingly. 'Do I have to do it. Why do I need to learn to code?'  Part of the year 6 gifted and talented class, this student punched keys, slammed the laptop shut, yanked it open again. His friend offered to help. Desolately he turned back to the coding lessons.

    I continue cruising the classroom stepping over lanky legs harbouring slumped socks, dodging flailing arms. 'It's really easy - it's like the games we play. I'm trying to trip it up,' one boy tells me as I watch the psychedelic coloured spinning shape. It reminds me of a rapidly created multi-coloured elastic band ball. He's chuckling with glee. I am amazed.

    This was my first coding class as a supply teacher."
John Evans

Jeff Kirschner: This app makes it fun to pick up litter | TED Talk | TED.com - 1 views

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    "The earth is a big place to keep clean. With Litterati - an app for users to identify, collect and geotag the world's litter - TED Resident Jeff Kirschner has created a community that's crowdsource-cleaning the planet. After tracking trash in more than 100 countries, Kirschner hopes to use the data he's collected to work with brands and organizations to stop litter before it reaches the ground."
John Evans

9 Ways To Support A Culture Of Wellness In Your School - - 1 views

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    "General wellness is an important concept for leading a healthy life wrapped up in a generic term. What does wellness look like and how can you encourage it in a class setting? Sketch-noter Sylvia Duckworth created the graphic above to share tips for supporting a culture of wellness in schools. 

    Children spend a significant amount of each week day in a classroom, making it not only a place to learn academics but also an opportunity to teach life skills that will serve them beyond the schoolyard, like self-care, community involvement, and fostering a sense of connection and belonging.

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