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@Westylish's Blog: Student Led Learning - The Power of YouTube

@Westylish's Blog: Student Led Learning - The Power of YouTube | Active Learning | Scoop.it
'Student Led Learning - the power of YouTube' my new blog post. #engagement #iPad #ukedchat http://t.co/vj3GyeuBqE
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Student Engagement is Fun Enjoyable Comfortable Safe - Urbanthinkers

Student Engagement is Fun Enjoyable Comfortable Safe - Urbanthinkers | Active Learning | Scoop.it
Given an authentic opportunity for student engagement, any classroom of kids is qualified to offer quality input on the improvement of their community.
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McKeldin Library desk offers centralized information technology services - Diamondback Online

McKeldin Library desk offers centralized information technology services - Diamondback Online | Active Learning | Scoop.it
McKeldin Library desk offers centralized information technology services
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The university launched its Terrapin Learning Commons on the second floor of McKeldin in 2010.
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Seven Tips for Better Classroom Management

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In my mind, the first and most basic obligation of a teacher is to see the beauty that exists within every student. Every child is infinitely precious. Period.
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Social Media in the Classroom – Part 1 - Teach Amazing!

Social Media in the Classroom – Part 1 - Teach Amazing! | Active Learning | Scoop.it
Engage your students with social media in the classroom. This post is part of a series on the education blog, TeachAmazing.com.
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Regulating Social Media in the Classroom a Challenge for Schools, & Admins

Regulating Social Media in the Classroom a Challenge for Schools, & Admins | Active Learning | Scoop.it

Every day at Wichita-area schools, students head to class with smartphones, Twitter accounts and countless opinions to share with the world.


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STEM to STEAM (to SEAD!) - Arts, Innovation, and Student Engagement | NAMAC

STEM to STEAM (to SEAD!) - Arts, Innovation, and Student Engagement | NAMAC | Active Learning | Scoop.it
STEM to #STEAM (to SEAD!) - Arts, Innovation, and Student Engagement http://t.co/cL8au2ZXUO

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Chris Carter's comment, July 11, 2013 12:00 PM
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Using technology to support student engagement - an example lesson on fungal diversity and genomes

I had an interesting meeting last week about using online resources and tools for student engagement, and to what extent any classroom activity could be done virtually. Another discussion point was to what extent MOOCs can provide meaningful learning experiences.

 

This nice video about the JGI's 1000 fungal genome project suggests a good non-traditional lesson plan. In the four minute video, scientists introduce fungal diversity and what can be learned from fungal genomes. I'd use this as a launching-off point to have the class investigate fungal diversity through individual and group projects, with the "goal" being to select a species as a class mascot. (The goal is also to set up a need-to-know environment so students are motivated to read and learn).

 

Outside of class time, have students individually 1) watch the video, 2) read through the information on the 1000 Fungal genomes project (http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/programs/fungi/1000fungalgenomes.jsf), select a fungal species of interest, and prepare a 3-slide overview about it. (If you like, you can tell them what kinds of information must be included, such where it fits on the fungal tree of life, what kind of interactions it has with plants, and what might be learned from its genome).

 

Then, in class (or online) groups of students would review the 3-slide summaries of the members, and choose the best-of-group. The group then builds on the summary to produce a 3-minute YouTube video that makes the case for why their species is the most interesting and deserving of recognition. If your class meets physically, you can show the videos during class time, If not, the video viewing and voting can take place online. Finally, the class votes to select the species to adopt, with a small prize going to the winning group.

 

Posting the videos publically motivates the students to make the content broadly accessible and the overall quality high. Google documents and Dropboxes provide the students with shared workspaces, and by having the groups make these working materials accessible to you, you can assess the contributions of the group members.

 

If you haven't yet explored the learning opportunities available to students through online resources, I'd encourage you to give it a try.

 

 


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HOW CAN STUDENT INTERACTION, ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING IN WORKSHOPS BE ENHANCED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF PRE-SESSION ASSIGNMENTS? | process.arts

HOW CAN STUDENT INTERACTION, ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING IN WORKSHOPS BE ENHANCED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF PRE-SESSION ASSIGNMENTS? | process.arts | Active Learning | Scoop.it
Serkan Delice talks about the impact of pre-session activities on interaction and learning: http://t.co/8IQxxIiQOt
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Classroom technology responsibility - KIMT

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Classroom technology responsibility
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Mike says Forest City doesn't block sites such as Facebook and Twitter and even some games, because even social media can be used as a learning tool. “Some of those tools can be very educational.
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Youtopia - Your Classroom Management and Student Engagement App

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Youtopia is an incentive and engagement platform that provides instant access to plug-and-play gamification tools (points, badges, and leaderboards) and powerful analytics.

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Research and evidence base for student engagement

Evidence base for student engagement from @HEAcademy http://t.co/V9ys3NGAwB #altc2013
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Liar Liar!!!!! | Active Learning in Political Science

Liar Liar!!!!! | Active Learning in Political Science | Active Learning | Scoop.it
This week I'd like to showcase a simulation created by Professor Timothy McCarty at Franklin & Marshall College. In the course of conversation he admitted that he had created his own game and we talked it over.
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60 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom by Category

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  via TeachThought Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and intere...

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Professor's Use of Social Media Increased Student Engagement and Improved Grades

Professor's Use of Social Media Increased Student Engagement and Improved Grades | Active Learning | Scoop.it
College professor trials Twitter in classroom, sees increased student engagement and improved grades. Social media benefits students, improve learning outcomes.

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Jobhop's curator insight, May 1, 2013 5:38 PM

Bravo Teacher!

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70 Skype Lessons For Active Learning, Sorted By Topic - Edudemic

70 Skype Lessons For Active Learning, Sorted By Topic - Edudemic | Active Learning | Scoop.it
I wanted to present a few of the many Skype lessons that are currently available for classrooms and everyone else to try out.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 23, 2013 9:47 AM

Looks like @pippadavies and I are getting the right idea!