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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning | aect | Scoop.it
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Nik provides a solid set of criteria for evaluating mobile apps for learning.

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7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from Sylvia Duckworth,…
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Ed-Tech Trends to Look For in 2015: Project-Based Learning, Maker Spaces

Ed-Tech Trends to Look For in 2015: Project-Based Learning, Maker Spaces | aect | Scoop.it
Maker-spaces, adaptive learning, and wearable technologies are among the ed-tech trends to keep an eye on in the next few years, a new report says.
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Over the next few years, schools will increasingly count on technology to try to spark student creativity, independent learning, and innovation, rather using digital tools in passive, rote ways, a new report predicts.

That's one of the overriding trends forecast in the Horizon Report: 2015 Edition, released Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education conference, a massive ed-tech gatheringbeing held this week in Philadelphia.

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12 Things Students Remember Most About Good Teachers - InformED

12 Things Students Remember Most About Good Teachers - InformED | aect | Scoop.it
In 2013, Canadian educator Lori Gard wrote a popular piece for Huffpost Living which highlighted caring as the most important thing a teacher can do for
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Sincere, caring, and empathetic teachers still matter for 21st Century Learners.

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5 Instructional Design Tips To Enhance Metacognition In eLearning - eLearning Industry

5 Instructional Design Tips To Enhance Metacognition In eLearning - eLearning Industry | aect | Scoop.it
What is Metacognition? Metacognitive Knowledge vs Metacognitive Regulation. Check 5 Instructional Design Tips To Enhance Metacognition In eLearning!
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New Construction Kits Incorporate 3D Printing -- THE Journal

New Construction Kits Incorporate 3D Printing -- THE Journal | aect | Scoop.it
A major 3D printer maker and an educational game designer are teaming up to deliver a construction kit designed to help young children develop an interest in engineering.
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Josephine Larbi-Apau's curator insight, June 25, 8:36 AM

Cool! Get them started and motivated when they are still young.

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A Professor Crowdsources a Syllabus on the Charleston Shootings

A Professor Crowdsources a Syllabus on the Charleston Shootings | aect | Scoop.it
Chad Williams, an associate professor at Brandeis University, took to Twitter, where his #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag quickly became a valuable resource.
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15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice - Brilliant or Insane

15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice - Brilliant or Insane | aect | Scoop.it
Once you've put basic formative assessment practices in place, it's time to deepen your practice. Consider these fifteen strategies.
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Why Kahoot is one of my favourite classroom tools

Why Kahoot is one of my favourite classroom tools | aect | Scoop.it
Kahoot is one of my favourite tools to use in the classroom. Students love it, and they are always engaged when I use it.

For those of you that

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 19, 11:07 PM

Students can't break away from their cell phones.  Here's a way to engage them in learning English and using their phones or tablets. This article gives several ways to use Kahoot To get you started.

Carol Ann Frey Reinagel's curator insight, June 20, 10:18 AM

Truly a great tool. Easy, Effective, Engaging!

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's curator insight, June 20, 5:48 PM

I love it too and so do students! 

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A framework for content curation

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In conversation at EduTECH earlier this month, Harold Jarche evoked George E. P. Box's quote that "all models are wrong, but some are useful". Of course, the purpose of a model is to simplify a com...

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 19, 7:43 PM

Could be nicely applied to online PLC formation. 

Edgar Mata's curator insight, June 24, 7:52 AM

"Todos los modelos están incorrectos, pero algunos son útiles"

Zhang Meilan's curator insight, June 25, 11:20 PM

该内容策展的框架,虽招致很多争议,但其将策展能激发学生参与到让学生的策展产生价值,分成了三个类别,8个层次,这对指导策展教学很有意义。

第一类是引起学生注意:1。吸引我; 2激励我。

第二类是告诉学生:3告诉我; 4给我看。

低三类是让学生自己行动:5.让我来;6.支持我;7.让我做的更好;8.让我产生价值。

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Why Online Students Succeed

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Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.
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A model for cultural pattern appropriation in learning

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Recently we have worked with my colleague Tobias Ley, on the figure to describe how distributed cognition and pattern-formation associate with individual, collaborative and collective learning - A ...

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8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News)

8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News) | aect | Scoop.it
My colleague and I walked into a room filled with a dozen fifth-grade girls snacking on pretzels and huddling around a LEGO robot they had named Kitty. Two of them were laughing about the goggles they had made out of robot wheels, while another small group crowded around a laptop to program wheel
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5 Ways to Extend Tablets Beyond the Screen -- THE Journal

5 Ways to Extend Tablets Beyond the Screen -- THE Journal | aect | Scoop.it
Here’s how creative educators are using hardware and software to build a bridge between the digital and physical worlds.
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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | aect | Scoop.it
A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.
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Good summary of NMC 2015 Horizon Report for K-12

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NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition

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Philadelphia, PA (June 29) -- The New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition in a special session at the annual ISTE Conference. This edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in K-12 education.

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Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving school leaders, educational technologists, and teachers a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.

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OpenStax College

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Free, open-source, high-quality textbooks for your college course.
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Take a look at the high quality open education resources available for your teaching and learning in the classroom, for remediation, or supplemental learning materials.

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Why universities should get rid of PowerPoint and why they won't

Why universities should get rid of PowerPoint and why they won't | aect | Scoop.it
Powerpoint has no proven efficacy in learning, but the kids like it because it seems to make things simpler.
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5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out

5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out | aect | Scoop.it
Presentation tools can make designing slides a heck of a lot easier. Here are 5 free tools for you to start using right now.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 21, 11:15 AM

Five great suggestions how you can improve and enhance your presentation slides.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, June 22, 8:51 AM

Nice resource! I look forward to adding these tools to the toolbox.

Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, June 22, 12:38 PM

estas herramientas podrían ser de utilidad 

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Websites for Education: Best Classroom Website Builders - Instructional Tech Talk

Websites for Education: Best Classroom Website Builders - Instructional Tech Talk | aect | Scoop.it
In 2015, technology is woven into the fabric of American education, and our newest generation of students are more competent with technology in the classroom than any generation before. There is still a split among educators debating whether technology belongs in the classroom. The Wall Street Journal reports that some believe it broadens students’ horizons, […
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Principles of Instructional Design

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Many models of ID exist, from Robert Gagne s nine events to Frank Troha s eight questions, but all can deliver three key psychological principles.
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Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide [Infographic]

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Open Colleges presents Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide for Staying Safe Online—a fun and informative interactive cyber safety infographic for everyone.
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Lessons from the drafting of national educational technology policies

Lessons from the drafting of national educational technology policies | aect | Scoop.it
let me make sure to press the right levers in the right order so that I’m in harmony with everyone else Begun in 2004 by the ICT/education team at UNESCO-Bangkok, who were later joined by AED, Knowledge Enterprise and the infoDev program of the World Bank (where I worked), the ICT in Education Toolkit for Policy Makers, Planners and Practitioners was utilized as part of policy planning and review processes in over thirty middle and low counties in the course of the following decade. In support o
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A report for educators: How to choose a MOOC for learning about ICT in education

A report for educators: How to choose a MOOC for learning about ICT in education | aect | Scoop.it

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, June 13, 8:10 PM

Good that our course covers most of these. Might have to add Scratch to the course.

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How to Teach Concepts (and Make Them Crystal Clear) in eLearning

How to Teach Concepts (and Make Them Crystal Clear) in eLearning | aect | Scoop.it
As an instructional designer, you will have to teach concepts. Here’s a three-step process to help you teach concepts in eLearning.
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