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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... • 365 Project • ArtBabble Channel • Art Think • BBC - A History of the World – Explorer • Chance to win a Windows Phone • ClassConnect • Cloud Online Briefing Series (UK only) • Common Knowledge website • Coursekit • Einstein Archives • Empressr • Fetchnotes • Foodskey • Humanline • iPad As... • Loonapix • Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project • QRawr • SFMOMA • SnipReel – alpha • TEDEducation - YouTube Channel • ThingLink Continued...

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• The Regional Support Centre eMagazine provides news of
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General Contact Details
• Support Desk... Duty Adviser Tel: 01524 510067 Email via QR Code or URL below... Address & Telephone/Fax Numbers... • Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Advance Regional Support Centre Northwest Lancaster University Bailrigg House Lancaster University Campus Lancaster LA1 4YE Tel: 01524 510067 Fax: 01524 593 798 Web Address (URL)...
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RSC-NW: Contact Details
• Interim Manager: Paul Deane
Tel: 01524 510071 p.deane@lancaster.ac.uk

• eLearning Advisers continued... Anthony Beal

• Information Officer... Michelle Hyland
Tel: 01524 510068 Fax:0152 459 3798 mh@rsc-northwest.ac.uk

• Events Co-ordinator... Sandra Harris
Tel: 01524 510067 Fax:0152 459 3798 sh@rsc-northwest.ac.uk

• Administration Christine Hulme
Tel: 01524 510066 Fax:0152 459 3798 admin@rsc-northwest.ac.uk

• eLearning Advisers... Anita Holt (FE/6th Form Colleges)
Tel: 01524 510062 ah@rsc-northwest.ac.uk

Tel: 01524 510061 ah@rsc-northwest.ac.uk Colin Gallacher (Work Based Learning) Tel: 01524 510058 cg@rsc-northwest.ac.uk Hilary Thomas (Higher Education) Tel: 01524 510059 ht@rsc-northwest.ac.uk John Dalziel (Adult & Community Learning / Personal & Community Development Learning/OLASS & Sustainability/Green) Tel: 01524 510057 jd@rsc-northwest.ac.uk Judy Bloxham (FE/6th Form Colleges) Tel: 01524 510063 jb@rsc-northwest.ac.uk Keith Wilson (Technical) Tel: 01524 510065 kwil@rsc-northwest.ac.uk Kevin Hickey (Specialist Colleges & Accessibility) Tel: 01524 510064 kh@rsc-northwest.ac.uk

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News & Events
• Access Event information on the RSC Website (use the QR Code or URL below )
http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/northwest/news.aspx

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Other Curated Items
• The content of ... http://www.searcheeze.co m/p/acljohn/elearningtools-resources-etc is currently curated by...
– Anita Holt; – Colin Gallacher & – John Dalziel

• Articles, images, video clips are added daily to...
– Raise awareness – Provide food for thought – Bring a smile to your face etc.

• The content of ... http://www.searcheeze.co m/p/acljohn/green-team is currently curated by...
– eLearning Advisers from the 12 Regional Support Centres.
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365 Project
• Create a daily photo... • The best way to avoid any Copyright issues is to use your own media in presentations. • If you're on a tight time schedule, you might not be able to create all the media you need. • By committing to a 365 Project users can build a library of media that practitioners and or their learners can use for creating presentations. • I do the same with ShutterCal take a look at http://shuttercal.com/calendar/a clJohn/ • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://365project.org/

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ArtBabble Channel
• Art Babble is a video website designed and maintained by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. • Art Babble provides a place for people to learn about the creation of art, artists, and collections through quality video productions. • Visitors will find videos related to many forms of and formats for art. • Browsing the video channels will locate videos covering a wide array of topics including abstract art, European Art and Design, African Art, graphic design, glass, sculpture, surrealism, and much more. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.artbabble.org/channel

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Art Think
• Art Think is a San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) feature designed to introduce visitors to basics of art. • Art Think contains...
– a glossary terms and – an introduction to basic uses of shapes, lines, and colors.

• Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://sfmoma.org/artthink /toolsandgames.asp#

• Art Think also contains an index of dozens of lesson plans that practitioners can use in the instruction of art appreciation. The lessons incorporate materials that are featured on the SFMOMA website.

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BBC - A History of the World - Explorer
• The British Museum’s History of the World provides learners with a virtual museum collection making it possible for learners to see primary sources up close. • Each piece in the collection provides...
– a quick overview – an option of delving in deeper and learning more.

• Tip: The back and forward arrow at the bottom of the screen lets learners time travel. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistor yoftheworld/explorerflash/?ti meregion=7#/home

• Objects can be filtered by... • location, theme, culture, size, colour, material, contributor and BBC area. • An interactive way to view and explore world history.
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Chance to win a Windows Phone
• eLearning/curriculum practitioners might be interested in a competition Microsoft Education are running to encourage the creation of phone apps in Colleges. • Entrants have a chance to win a super new Nokia G4 phone! • If you think it might of interest send the link, provided on this page, to colleagues and/or learners. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.microsoft.com/uk /education/blogs/furthereducation/new-studentincentive-write-apps-chanceto-win-a-windows-phone.aspx

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ClassConnect
• • ClassConnect is a relatively new website for finding and sharing lesson resources. Supporting multiple file types, including documents, website URLs, and videos. Users can either upload their own files or embed files from Google Docs or video sharing sites such as YouTube. Each account comes with 512 MB of storage, which includes files that they’ve linked to from other users. Users can invite other users to join the site, and each referral earns an additional 500 MB of storage. ClassConnect encourages collaboration between practitioners so they can create collections of resources together. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.classconnect.com/

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Cloud Online Briefing Series (UK only)
• How can Janet Brokerage help FE move to the cloud? • Recordings available...
– Moving staff aand student email to the cloud – Organisational considerations for cloud – The Janet Brokerage offering – How can Janet Brokerage help FE?

• Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://webmedia.company.j a.net/content/presentation s/shared/cloudbriefing/

• Available soon...
– Incident Response and Cloud Computing

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Common Knowledge Website
• CKUK is ideal for practitioners who teach IT to students with learning difficulties. • CKUK's website provides...
– CK Click - An Online Magazine; – CK SexTalk - Sex & Relationships; – CK Respect - Bullying & Hate Crime; – CK Works - Self employment Information; – CK Grows - Gardening Skills; – CK Pose - Drama & the Arts; – CK Learn - Learning & Games ...and more...

• Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.ckuk.org.uk/

• Take a look at CKActive for daytime activities • CKUK provides accessible and interactive information and online learning that can be understood by everyone.

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Coursekit
• • FE and Skills Practitioners are always on the lookout for better ways to interact with their learners. Coursekit...
– is a free to use web service for practitioners and learners. – lets practitioners manage any course they are teaching online. – allows users to fill in the details of their course such as the syllabus, calendars, resources, etc. – allows users to invite learners by providing them with an online course code that can be used by them to enroll. – allows users to share grades with learners to keep them updated about their scores.

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

All of these features work together to make Coursekit an excellent resource for practitioners.

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Einstein Archives
• The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era. • It also enables access to the Einstein Archive Database, a comprehensive source of information on all items in the Albert Einstein Archives...
– – – – – The Hebrew University Science Personal Life Public Life The Jewish People

• Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.alberteinstein.info/ gallery/index.html

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Empressr
• • Empressr, a browser based rich media presentation and storytelling tool. Empressr is an online slide show/presentation tool; a creation and sharing service. Empressr has a couple of features differentiating it from its competitors...
– the option of embedding video from multiple sources into your slide show. – Empressr's editor allows users to draw, create, or edit images inside their slides.

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

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Oh yes! Empressr slideshows can also be embedded anywhere. An excellent way for students to summarize their learning, share their what they've learned, and to share their ideas.

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Fetchnotes
• Fetchnotes is a simple social notepad that makes your life easier.
• Fetchnotes...
– has potential for learners and practitioners. – is for creating and keeping notes online.

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

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Users can add notes to their Fetchnotes account by typing them on the web or by sending a text message to their Fetchnotes account. Organizing notes is essential and for Fetchnotes quite simple - just use a hashtag as you would in Twitter. Then whenever you want to search for a note just enter a hashtag. Fetchnotes is basic, but it is good for simple recording of notes. Note: Group notes is promised as a future development which could be quite handy for classroom use.

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Foodskey
• Foodskey, a web site produced by The University of Nottingham, is currently a set of fourteen videos about the science of food. • The videos cover topics like...
– nutrition, – food security, and – crop technology.

• Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below...
http://www.foodskey.net/index.html

• I'm sure many practitioners will find Foodskey's content useful if only as introductions to topics/lessons and/or more.

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Humanline
• • Search and find unique images, rightsmanaged and royalty-free images, historic imagery, archival photos from museums, galleries and private collectors from all over the world. Free licenses for educational use. Humanline an ideal resource for locating historic images. Galleries are arranged according to topic. Users can browse the collections according to topic or search the collections by keyword. The topics are...
– architecture, archeology, history, anthropology, people, lifestyle, religion, and engineering.

NOTE: Users need to register as an education user to access all of the images for free. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.humanline.com/en/

Humanline's images are available to educators and students for free re-use provided that the attribution guidelines are followed. There are two licensing agreements to be aware of when attributing the works. Those licenses are rights-managed and royalty-free.

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iPad As...
• This excellent iPad project, iPad As..., is a large selection of highquality iPad-apps designed to meet fourteen different learning objectives. • Visit iPad As... and click on any of the objectives to be taken to a grid of free and paid for apps that can be used to meet that objective. • Each app is accompanied by a description, price, and ease-of-use rating. • If your organisation is using iPads now or is considering getting iPads, but you're unsure what apps are out there for specific learning objectives, iPad As... is a great reference to bookmark and share with colleagues/learners/prospects/etc • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://edtechteacher.org/index.p hp/teaching-technology/mobiletechnology-apps/ipad-as

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Loonapix
• Make funny photos with cool photo effects online or add frames to your photos at LoonaPix.com. Make funny and unique pictures! • Loonapix a tool that lets users add various effects to photographs. • Choose an effect from a selection of over a hundred; upload a photograph and/or link to one from the web; crop it apply the effect. • Download the resulting JPG image, share via a unique URL or embedded on a forum or website. • Loonapix also has a collection of cool frames and face effects that can be applied to photos. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.loonapix.com/

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Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project
• The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive is a collection of images and documents chronicling the life of Nelson Mandela. • Users can search the archive according to the stages of Nelson Mandela's life and activism. Including extracts from Nelson Mandela's personal diaries. • The Nelson Mandela Digital Archives provides a source of primary documents and images useful for those studying apartheid in the context of 20th Century World History etc. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://archive.nelsonmandela.org /#!home

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QRawr
• • Imagine if you could transform any physical object into a digital wall simply by placing a sticker on it. What would you do? Use unique QR codes and a mobile app to post photos, and messages on anything, turning each QR code into a unique conversation. Qrawr, available for iOS, is free and produces a QR code that’s unique. Qrawr then enables any person who scans it to both read what you originally had to say and/or see any image you have added; then, if they wish, they can add their very own text and/or image. Those who scan the item from that point onwards will get to read everything – what you had said, and what was added by those who came after you. • • How about putting Qrawr QR codes in Library Books? Qrawr would let Library users give all that sharing a much deeper (and perhaps even more meaningful) layer. Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... https://qrawr.com/

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SFMOMA
• The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has an excellent collection of multimedia, interactive features about art and artists. • Visitors can learn about...
– styles of art, – specific works, and – the artists.

• Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.sfmoma.org/explo re/multimedia/interactive_fea tures

• A mix of videos and slideshows is contained in this interactive archive. • The archive contains features about well known artists, e.g. Picasso and Pollock, as well as works that aren't quite as famous.
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SnipReel - alpha
• • Let's just think about assessment video clips: Many Assessors capture evidence via video clips. But in addition to the required evidence/information, videos include undesired scenes. Snipreel helps assessors and/or ’other users’, watch and share only the important parts of a video. Snipreel lets users paste in the URL of a YouTube video and then set markers for important portions of the vide, to make up a 60-second long reel. Snips are merged to make a new video and the URL can be used in ePortfolios, presentations etc. Although video embedding is currently unsupported, it is a feature that, we are told, will soon be available. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://snipreel.com/


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TEDEducation - YouTube Channel
• TED-Ed is TED's new education initiative. • TED, the well-known organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading”, has launched a new educational initiative – TED-Ed, “lessons worth sharing”. • TED-Ed is devoted to spreading knowledge to learners in the form of animated lessons. • The first part of the TED-Ed initiative is this YouTube channel; currently it includes 17 videos about topics such as nature, language and history. • Videos will be added weekly, the goal, to rapidly reach several hundred videos. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.youtube.com/TEDEd ucation

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ThingLink
• ThingLink makes your images interactive... • ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo/image and turn it into a fun web experience that engages learners/practitioners/stakeholde rs. • ThingLink’s exclusive Rich Media Tags feature popular media players and apps from YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Google Maps, Spotify, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, iTunes, Etsy, Mailchimp and FanBridge. “I feel this has huge potential in the world of education and beyond!” • Take a look at my first effort http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/n orthwest/publications.aspx scroll to the bottom of the page • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.thinglink.com/

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TinyTube
• TinyTube has all kinds of educational videos for younger learners. • Resources for Family Learning Practitioners, helping learners improve their maths, reading and all kinds of other skills necessary for life. • There are also a number of videos that are just funny and/or entertaining. • Videos are compiled from all over the web and available in one safe, convenient place. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://www.tinytube.com/

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Typing Club
• Master touch typing using this free game / training program. • Typing Club...
– is a popular website offering free online touch typing lessons for learners of all ages. – is available as a Google Chrome Web App. The Web App functions the same way as the website.

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

• As you type users are given instant real-time feedback about their accuracy and speed. • Unlike other typing resources, that make you wait until an activity is completed, Typing Club calculates accuracy and speed with each keystroke.

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Vifinition
• • Vifinition is a website featuring videos that define words. The Vifinition website matches YouTube videos to words; the videos aren't explanations of words so much as they are demonstrations of the words in context. Vifinition isn't perhaps an appropriate website for younger learners to access on their own; videos do come from YouTube and the site is crowd-sourced so learners access inappropriate material. Use Vifinition, as a ESOL/ESL/EFL/key skills / vocational skills/ literacy practitioner, to locate videos that can be shared with learners during vocabulary lessons and/or encourage learners to create video clips for words in context. • Find out more by using the QR code or the URL below... http://vifinition.com/

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Resources and Archives
• aclJohns Website & Blog Portal
http://www.acljohn.com/

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

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

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

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

• The ACLjohn Daily
http://paper.li/ACLjohn

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

• Only2clicks http://bit.ly/ppcIHX • Pearltrees http://pear.ly/Hhwv • RSC-NW TV Channel
http://www.livestream.com/locus

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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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