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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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An eBook published under CC licensing. Thanks for sharing Nik!

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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Assistive Technology: A Necessity for Student Success

Assistive Technology: A Necessity for Student Success | aect | Scoop.it
At its core, the American educational system is about democratization of knowledge for all students, regardless of their circumstances. In 2011, 22 percent of non-institutionalized adults with disabilities had less than a high school education. If this statistic was applied to the general population, my suspicion is that there would be an outcry to reform K-12 education to have better graduation results. But for students with disabilities, there is no shock or outrage and that is something that has to change. The key to improving the educational experience for students with disabilities is better accommodations in schools and continued improvements in assistive technology.
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Education should be viewed as a public good and not a private commodity.
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The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide | Shake Up Learning

The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide | Shake Up Learning | aect | Scoop.it
This guide contains the basics, how to get started, resources for buying devices and headsets, as well as troubleshooting help, YouTube tutorials, blog posts, lesson plans, apps and more!
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Ed-Tech Research That Mattered in 2016

Ed-Tech Research That Mattered in 2016 | aect | Scoop.it
From the maker movement to online testing to the digital divide, 2016 was a big year for high-quality research on the promise and peril of educational technology.
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UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | aect | Scoop.it
This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
This global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. It also positions these critical literacies as a combined set of competencies–knowledge, skills and attitudes–central for living and working in our world today.

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UNESCO has launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
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Information Literacy est la future base du savoir.
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Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)
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Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs | aect | Scoop.it

Dr. Rieber will once again offer his FREE Statistics MOOC beginning Feb 27, and again in July. Please share with your faculty and students. This is an excellent course and an amazing gift for anyone who might benefit from a clear concise tutorial on statistics. Here is a short 3-minute 'mash-up' of a selection of the course's videos to give people a taste of the course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t7bt8HW5dc Also, all of the course videos are available on YouTube – here is a link to the playlist: http://tinyurl.com/statisticsformeremortals https://www.canvas.net/…/…/courses/statistics-in-education-7

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7 Excellent Tools for Creating Interactive Video Quizzes

7 Excellent Tools for Creating Interactive Video Quizzes | aect | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Nice roundup of free tools to help fill the void left by Zaption. Camtasia 3.0 by Techsmith (Mac and Windows) has added quiz capability. Camtasia is not free, though they do offer a free trial.
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Posts from The Principal of Change for 02/08/2017

Posts from The Principal of Change for 02/08/2017 | aect | Scoop.it
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Also good advice for students before they leave college.
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Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development? | aect | Scoop.it
PD could be more effective if we differentiated it by gauging teachers' readiness, utilizing their interests, involving them in the process, and providing continual assessment opportunities.
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Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset via Edutopia

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset via Edutopia | aect | Scoop.it
Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 23, 4:29 AM
We need to make sure the issues shown in this article are a basic part of our teaching approach
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Interesting idea on keeping a success file. 
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Why You Need Multiple Subject Matter Experts

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Want to know why you need Multiple Subject Matter Experts instead of a single SME working on a project? Check why you need Multiple Subject Matter Experts.

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Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction | aect | Scoop.it
The new book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains In A High-Tech World makes the case for managing the tsunami of digital distractions to aid how we learn, absorb information and live.
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Student evaluations of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors.

Student evaluations of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors. | aect | Scoop.it
A series of studies across countries and disciplines in higher education confirm that student evaluations of teaching (SET) are significantly correlated with instructor gender, with students regularly rating female instructors lower than male peers.
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There is a need to place greater focus on learning outcomes.
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Obama’s Education Dept Issues Last Hurrah: A National Edtech Plan for Higher Education (EdSurge News)

Obama’s Education Dept Issues Last Hurrah: A National Edtech Plan for Higher Education (EdSurge News) | aect | Scoop.it

"Just days before a new administration moves in, the Obama Administration’s Education Department today released a supplement to its National Education Technology Plan that focuses on higher education."

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"...Colleges need to adapt to meet the changing demographics and needs of students, rather than expect them to conform to a tradition-loving system."
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Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing | aect | Scoop.it

"The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests. Those things you’re not testing.. it's a rank that’s mostly meaningless. And the very ranking itself is harmful.


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about the assessment paradox...
 
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 Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ (EdSurge News) By Mary Jo Madda

 Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ (EdSurge News) By Mary Jo Madda | aect | Scoop.it
By Mary Jo Madda

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 1, 3:04 AM
Always nourishing!!!!!
Gemma Ballarín's curator insight, March 1, 6:37 AM
learning revolution

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 3, 4:07 PM
It is not the schools that fail. It is people running schools and deciding what should be done in each classroom. Not only do they fail the children, they fail teachers. We confuse reform for transforming schools.
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Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching? | aect | Scoop.it
Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers
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The most beautiful images from Unsplash

The most beautiful images from Unsplash | aect | Scoop.it
A specially curated newsletter from Unsplash for the CC community
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Unsplash is a website where people share their photography openly under Creative Commons Zero. The open-source movement is the cornerstone of the Unsplash community, and inspires creativity in abundance. The generous photographers who choose to share their photos under CC0 also share tips and tricks with each other.
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Why ‘What Works’ Doesn’t: False Positives in Education Research (EdSurge News)

Why ‘What Works’ Doesn’t: False Positives in Education Research (EdSurge News) | aect | Scoop.it
If edtech is to help improve education research it will need to kick a bad habit—focusing on whether or not an educational intervention ‘works’. Answering that question through null hypothesis significance testing (NHST), which explores whether an intervention or product has an effect on the average outcome, undermines the ability to make sustained progress in helping students learn.
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Some valid points to consider in research design.
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CoSpaces: Making 3D Virtual Reality

CoSpaces: Making 3D Virtual Reality | aect | Scoop.it

CoSpaces is a free online platform that allows you to build your own 3D spaces and even experience them in virtual reality. Choose from a library of objects and characters to fill the stage and edit them to create your very own fantasy worlds.
CoSpaces makes VR creation super easy, accessible and fun – so that anyone can dive into their own virtual reality experiences.


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Just amazing!

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CoSpaces is a free online platform that allows you to build your own 3D spaces and even experience them in virtual reality. Choose from a library of objects and characters to fill the stage and edit them to create your very own fantasy worlds.


CoSpaces makes VR creation super easy, accessible and fun – so that anyone can dive into their own virtual reality experiences.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=VR

 

RESENTICE's curator insight, February 14, 4:38 AM

Plate-forme en ligne gratuite de création d'espaces virtuels en 3D  simple à utiliser

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6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor

6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor | aect | Scoop.it
Students should look for online instructors who provide a clear syllabus and outline when they will respond to student emails.
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Is Personalized Learning the Future of Education

Is Personalized Learning the Future of Education | aect | Scoop.it
"Personalized learning is a goal for all educators, past, present and future. Providing personalized learning experiences which allow all students equal access to quality education according to their needs and interests is an ideal all educators embrace. The question, how?"
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9 Ways to Inspire Student Inventors

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"According to the Torrance Test—which measures CQ, or creativity quotient—the United States has been declining in creativity since 1990. There has to be a reason. Perhaps it is because we focus on students’ weaknesses instead of their strengths. In many schools, we’ll put a math genius who struggles with grammar into extra English classes. Should we not give this math genius access to college-level advanced math work, and figure out the basic English requirements he or she needs for a basic understanding of grammar? Why do we think that all students should be good at everything?"

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Six Key Components of Effective Online Instruction | Getting Smart

Six Key Components of Effective Online Instruction | Getting Smart | aect | Scoop.it
By Carol A. Ribeiro - With the flood of information available in today's digital age, what does practical and effective online instruction even look like?
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Study Shows More Teachers Are Among Increasing Number of MOOC Users (EdSurge News)

Study Shows More Teachers Are Among Increasing Number of MOOC Users (EdSurge News) | aect | Scoop.it

"WHO ARE THE MOOC-ERS? MOOCs—where students are also teachers. That’s among the findings from a new report from Harvard and MIT, examining 280 courses offered by the two schools through edX since 2012. Researchers say that 32 percent of respondents self-identified as “being” or “having been” a teacher."

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Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning

Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning | aect | Scoop.it
Simulation-based learning allows us to play in a highly immersive environment that reflects aspects of the real world. In virtual simulations, we can explore and create with much lower stakes than we would encounter in the real world. Questions of “What if?” flourish in a virtual simulation as we create and experience new possibilities with increasing realism. With smartphones making access to virtual reality easier and easier, virtual simulations can now become part of place-based learning in the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 13, 1:46 AM

Really nice case study type article. Looks like a great project.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 15, 8:57 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Peter Mellow.