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Using Online Icebreakers to Promote Student/Teacher Interaction

Using Online Icebreakers to Promote Student/Teacher Interaction | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"In an online environment, human interaction does not just happen naturally. Your online students need a way to get to know you, the instructor, and others. There are several ways to encourage your students to interact with each other. The idea is to be creative and set several guidelines for students to follow in order to stimulate asynchronous discussions." 

 

You’ll find here a bunch of techniques and suggestions. Save them for future use.

 

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uggboy/5240738243/


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How to get students to participate in Online Discussions…

How to get students to participate in Online Discussions… | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Students’ participation in online discussions is central in online learning courses as it contributes to a participative and meaningful instruction where learners build their knowledge in a constructive way with instructors, colleagues, informal sources and by reflecting upon the process.

Debbie Morrison is posting a triplet series on how to create effective discussions in an online learning environment. In part I she presents components which make online discussions effective, namely:

 

1.  A solid course design 

2.  Guidelines and expectations for students  

3.  Well constructed topics/questions

4.  The existence of a skilled facilitator or moderator

5.  An assessment component

 

References:

Wang Y. & Victor Der-Thang Chen (2008). Essential Elements in Designing Online Discussions to Promote Cognitive Presence, Journal of Asynchronous Communication. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 3-4 (12).

Wade, D. A., Bentley, J. P. H., & Waters, S. H. (2006). Twenty guidelines for successful threaded discussions: A learning environment approach. Distance Learning, 3(3), 1-8.

 


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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:22 AM

add your insight...

 

 
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STUDENT LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: MATCHING OUR PEDAGOGY TO LEARNERS BRAINS

STUDENT LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: MATCHING OUR PEDAGOGY TO LEARNERS BRAINS | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Lynne Schrum, PhD, Barbara B. Levin, PhD During a recent school visit, we observed 7th grade science students studying biomes. Each student had selected a biome for further study; they began by ...
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The Innovative Educator: Three Radical Ideas to Reform Education. Surprise. They Don’t Involve School Buildings

The Innovative Educator: Three Radical Ideas to Reform Education. Surprise. They Don’t Involve School Buildings | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

@Tomassstyle http://t.co/g9251iP3 my kind of article.


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Why Every Teacher Should Use Twitter

Why Every Teacher Should Use Twitter | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Twitter, a brief video introduction If you consider yourself a “visual learner,” this brief video introduction to Twitter for Teachers may help. Follow the link here.  I already have a Facebook acc...

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://miched.net/?p=92

 


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9 Ways Students Can Host Peer Tutoring Sessions Online

9 Ways Students Can Host Peer Tutoring Sessions Online | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Today, thanks to web conferencing tools, students don't even need to be in the same country in order to tutor each other. Here are some good tools that students can use to host peer tutoring sessions online.


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Social Content Curation for Learning Communities

Social Content Curation for Learning Communities | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An infographic I created for a MOOC at Stanford: Designing New Learning Environments. Made with too little space, too little skills, too little time and too little research. Lots of fun though.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:26 AM

Interesting take on a few forms of curation that can be used.  Infographic is, as the creator remarked, a little crowded, however the information is useful.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:22 PM

do we know the actual size of what we're traying to make?

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:59 AM

Love this graphic.

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6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media

6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, students need to understand the basics of social media and how it can affect their future both negatively and positively.

 

 

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://edudemic.com/2012/11/teach-students-about-social-media/

 


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Instant Opinion Polls in the Classroom

Instant Opinion Polls in the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

For a long time now I have been looking for a tool that enables instant polling in the classroom or in the lecture room. I specifically wanted something that; doesn't require registration (especially from the people I'm polling), updates very quickly, works on any platform from computers to mobile devices

It looks like I have finally found what I've been looking for and best of all it's free. The tool that I have found is Mentimeter and it does all of the above.


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How You Can Use Infographics to Tell a Story | Social Media Club

How You Can Use Infographics to Tell a Story | Social Media Club | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Thank you Nikolaos and GSeremetakis for your visits and rescoops.
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How can they know? Autonomy =Engagement

How can they know?  Autonomy =Engagement | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

How can they know, how hard the burden? How can they know, how heavy the load? Struggle finds a strong heart and tears, rivers of love and silence binds us all. ~ Susan Herrick How can they know? "

 

 As educators, we can instruct on how to drive, point out landmarks, provide directions and stand as guardrails, but the student needs to be firmly in the driver’s seat.  Amen


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To Sell Is Human – Book Trailer | Daniel Pink

To Sell Is Human – Book Trailer | Daniel Pink | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If you preorder the book (Amazon, BN.com, IndieBound), please hang on to your receipt.
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WONDERFUL WEBSITES!

WONDERFUL WEBSITES! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Tools for integrating technology in the classroom...

http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/6U8kkDsIvrC4/WONDERFUL-WEBSITES#1


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The Connected Learning Manifesto - add your thoughts

The Connected Learning Manifesto - add your thoughts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

 

"A revolution in technology has transformed the way we can find each other, interact, and collaborate to create knowledge as connected learners." (Connected Learning Manifesto - http://plpnetwork.com/2012/07/23/connected-learning-manifesto/)

 

Justin Marquis wrote suggestions to be added to the Manifesto and to further the discussion about the impact of connected learning. He focused on these topics:
- Connectivity/Collaboration
- Empowerment/Self-Directed Learning
- Creativity/Innovation
- Diversity/Breaking Down Boundaries
- Self-Awareness/Reflection
- Lifelong Learning

 

I really agree with the author’s statement: “Connected Learning helps develop the literacy skills necessary to survive in a hi-tech world.”
http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/08/contributing-the-connected-learning-manifesto/

 

The Manifesto wants to hear from you. Add your thoughts, statements, or strong assertions to the Connected Learning Manifesto. - http://plpnetwork.com/2012/07/23/connected-learning-manifesto/

 

 


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A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Fantastic post that summarises where we are now in terms of teaching and learning and the impact of new technology.  It looks at the triggers for new methods of teaching and learning and som of he key elements that are contributing to this change e.g. blended learning, collaboration and the use of multimedia and open educational resources.  Includes links to case studies

Essential reading".


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Paulo Freire and Critical Pedagogy

http://FreireProject.org (Paulo Freire and Critical Pedagogy: http://t.co/BPB7w9qo via @youtube...)...

 

Certainly one for the RECs out there.


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The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson

Learn more at http://www.ericsson.com/networkedsociety Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, inn...

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How to Analyze Transmedia Narratives?

Conference “New Media: Changing Media Landscapes” - St.


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Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively

Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Turns out that brainstorming--that go-to approach to generating new ideas since the 1940s--isn’t the golden ticket to innovation after all.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers

Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching kids goes beyond textbooks and classroom lessons. It has to include teaching them to open their minds and how to think for themselves.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://edudemic.com/2012/11/next-generation-of-thinkers/

 


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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube...

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“The Proof, Promise, and Potential of Digital Education” NESTA Report – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

“The Proof, Promise, and Potential of Digital Education” NESTA Report – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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E is for Explore!

E is for Explore! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

E is for EXPLORE is a one stop resource for teachers and parents. We develop unique learning activities, and search the internet and compile additional great ideas from other sources. Our index helps you find what you need quickly and easily. Where we have posted ideas from other sources we provide easy links to those websites. Please visit those as well to see what else they have to offer. All E is for Explore activities conform to state common core curriculum standards.


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Calaméo – Publish your documents

Calaméo – Publish your documents | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Publish your magazine, presentations or documents and share them with the world. Embed rich-media content to your publications like videos and audios. It's free and iPad friendly!


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