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Moving beyond our vacuous education reform discussions

Moving beyond our vacuous education reform discussions | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We find it very hard to imagine structuring schools in new and different ways. Even the most celebrated charter school networks are just slightly modified versions of the public schools most of us attended as children.
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Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic

Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic reveals information about how digital devices have changed the traditional education landscape.

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W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, June 20, 8:22 PM

In 2013/14, I only used novels in English class and even then only to provide time away from a screen.  Every other class and activity used digital resources and engaged technology to find, sort, contextualize, and share information.   This is a very interesting infographic. 

Dyana Mason's curator insight, June 23, 8:06 PM

Digital devices are re-shaping the classroom. I've seen some new tools in action.  As educators, we should learn how students are using these new tools and adjust our teaching appropriately.

Dian J Harrison, MSW's curator insight, July 8, 5:09 PM

This definitely speaks to the support that older students will need to be successful in online programs!  For some of these students, the technology learning curve will be steep but doable....... especially if they are used to reading a book in print!

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10 Best Online Collaboration Tools for Project Handling

10 Best Online Collaboration Tools for Project Handling | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Manage your project better and efficiently by making use of these popular online collaboration tools, that help individual and group tasks in a easy manner.

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What is flipped learning?

What is flipped learning? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of the term. They also released the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of eleven indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice.


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Helen Teague's comment, July 6, 5:47 AM
Thanks, Terheck' for the heads-up: I will rescoop but try this link: http://www.flippedlearning.org/definition
David Swaddle's curator insight, July 6, 9:39 PM

I flip. Do you flip?

 

Put simply, flipped learning is using out-of-class preparation for knowledge building and face-to-face time for interactive group activities to build understanding.

 

I wrote a little article about this on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140707043358-61135-flipped-learning-defined?trk=object-title

 

flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 7:13 AM

A good definition of 'Flipped Learning'. Use this link - http://www.flippedlearning.org/definition ;

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7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course - eLearning Industry

7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course - eLearning Industry | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
How To Choose Images and Graphics for your eLearning Course. Check the 7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course to find more.

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 9, 4:32 PM

Image selection is so important. If done poorly, it can date your content, offend learners ... or just inhibit engagement. 

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Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education... Over 20 Essential Resources

Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education... Over 20 Essential Resources | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series that examines the importance of facilitating digital citizenship with today's students. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering ...

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Beyond Free - Open Learning in a Networked World - by Stephen Downes

The evolution of open content and open learning are explored in this presentation that seeks to recapture the essence of what it is that a MOOC is designed to …

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How to students can use Evernote for lifelong learning… or a better...

How your students can become lifelong learners withStan Skrabuthttp://www.slideshare.net/skrabut@uwcesedte#uwces

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Teachers Professional Development Guide: Must Have Tools and Resources

Teachers Professional Development Guide: Must Have Tools and Resources | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
June 18, 2014 In the midst of a growing storm of new technology-induced learning concepts such as flipped learning, blended learning, personalized learning (to mention but a few) , teachers are left...
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Building on digital libraries' growing momentum - University World News

Building on digital libraries' growing momentum - University World News | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Building on digital libraries' growing momentum University World News OERs are educational resources that are openly available for use by educators and students, without the need to pay royalties or licence fees, while MOOCs are a recent...
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Game Over for Textbooks! Easily Find, Make and Share Lessons Online - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Game Over for Textbooks! Easily Find, Make and Share Lessons Online - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Game Over for Textbooks! Easily Find, Make and Share Lessons Online
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
... content: breaking news videos and articles, expert lectures, tutorials, assessments and more.
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New: Google Launched Google Educator Groups (Great Learning Platform for Teachers)

New: Google Launched Google Educator Groups (Great Learning Platform for Teachers) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
June 11, 2014
Google Educator Groups (GEGs) is a new project launched by Google yesterday.This project aims at bringing the benefits of technology to schools, classrooms and communities across the...
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A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching

A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
June 13, 2014
Technology integration in instruction is a process that starts with setting out clearly defined objectives and ends with assessing learning outcomes against these objectives, and all...
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Great Resources to Help Teachers Craft Beautiful Slide Presentations

Great Resources to Help Teachers Craft Beautiful Slide Presentations | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
June 15, 2014
Preparing slides that are both meaningful and visually appealing has gotten a lot easier thanks to technology. Whether it is for your classroom, a departmental talk, or a conference...
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6 Models of Blended Learning

6 Models of Blended Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Discover how six blended learning models combine traditional classroom experiences with online learning for successful student results.

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Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, July 2, 7:23 AM

Blended learning is an evolution of the e-learning and step to the new era of digital learning. Here 6 models are presented to understand what is behind this word

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, July 4, 1:20 AM

Fusion is the future: Hyper hybrid.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 9, 2:31 PM

Six different models of Blended Learning

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3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age

3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 10:06 AM

These might work well with mature learners, but there is still a role for pedagogy. Another key point is are these really separate concepts or is it more likely they overlap along with pedagogy?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 4, 6:28 AM

Interesting new takes to consider.

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, July 9, 2:34 AM

A variety of skills are needed to become a well-rounded individual. This supposes learning approaches tailored to facilitate acquisition of these skills.

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How to create a Google Drive classroom

How to create a Google Drive classroom | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Using the cloud in the classroom can be a powerful thing.

 

One of the most common uses of the cloud in today’s classroom is word processing, and one of the most common cloud-based word processing platforms is Google Drive.

 

We’ve talked about offering voice feedback to documents. In the above below, teacher Bjorn Behrendt explains how to set up a classroom in Google Drive. He offers dozens of tips to pre-empt the kind of challenges that you’re likely to see (e.g., students unknowingly duplicating the same file several times, not knowing which folder to turn work in to, etc.)

 

Since he clearly has experience in the classroom, this video is immediately better than the vast majority of universal Google Drive tutorials you’ll find.

 


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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 9, 4:24 PM
Absolutely!! Worth noting that if visuals are done poorly, it can be a real put off!
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6 Good Academic Search Engines for Science Teachers

6 Good Academic Search Engines for Science Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
July 8, 2014
Below is a list of popular academic search engines with a focus on science. These search platforms will provide instant access to a wide variety of science related resources. These...

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6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom | TeachThought

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom | TeachThought | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom

 

In my new book, “Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century,” I take you inside a growing movement that represents what should be the new normal. 

 

Deeper Learning is a set of student outcomes that includes mastery of essential academic content; thinking critically and solving complex problems; working collaboratively and communicating  effectively; having an academic mindset, and being self-directed.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 9, 3:54 PM

"Deeper Learning truly has the ability to redefine what teaching and learning looks like in the 21st century. It’s time for us to invest in Deeper Learning and designate it as the new normal."

 

6 powerful learning strategies for the 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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A New Excellent Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students

A New Excellent Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
June 16, 2014 I don't want you to miss this wonderful resource on how to be a Google Drive master. This is basically a Google Doc that features a plethora of video tutorials and activities related to...
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Download 78 Free Online History Courses: From Ancient Greece to ...

Download 78 Free Online History Courses: From Ancient Greece to ... | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Thanks to the Internet and several top-flight universities, one can, for example, take a free online course on “Medicine and Public Health in American History” from Notre Dame (Free Online Audio), “The Civil War and ...
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The Future of Learning: Compelling, Customized, Connected & Competency-Based

The Future of Learning: Compelling, Customized, Connected & Competency-Based | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
There is an emerging opportunity to boost student achievement and improve working for teachers here in the U.S--and a huge opportunity to expand access to quality learning to every young person on earth.

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Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, June 14, 11:34 PM

Compelling, customized (I like personalized better, but it's not a "C")' connected, and competency-based lea earning will all be a part of the future of learning. And as learners become more independent and are given an environment that supports freedom of exploration, they will also become more self-determined. Sounds like Heutagogy!

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 15, 4:54 AM

Expanding access to quality learning...for every young person on earth?

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 15, 10:22 AM

Thx to Gust Mees

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Books, research available to CSU students, faculty through incoming open ... - The Coloradoan

Books, research available to CSU students, faculty through incoming open ... - The Coloradoan | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Books, research available to CSU students, faculty through incoming open ...
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Other possible uses include faculty members sharing syllabi and lessons, and students participating in open online courses.
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CUNY Helps Libraries Take Stock - Library Journal

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CUNY Helps Libraries Take Stock
Library Journal
Among the major themes of the conference was how to most effectively train students in how to use the resources that libraries provide.
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Learning to Adapt - Inside Higher Ed

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Learning to Adapt
Inside Higher Ed
Likewise, McGraw-Hill Education incorporates its LearnSmart adaptive platform into e-textbooks. Jose Ferreira, Knewton's founder and CEO, said it is “incredibly expensive” to create adaptive engines.
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