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When Digital Goes Wrong: E-Textbook Experiment Hits a $2 Million ...

When Digital Goes Wrong: E-Textbook Experiment Hits a $2 Million ... | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Fairfax County, Virginia schools will be purchasing traditional textbooks for their students after a short trial with web-based mathematics texts hit a snag.
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Another impact of Hurricane Sandy!

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Collaboration as a Change Force: The Power of "Know How" over "Have To"

Collaboration as a Change Force: The Power of "Know How" over "Have To" | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Every educator has had them: the “ah-ha” moments that happen when teachers pool their collective expertise to crack a tough instructional problem. Maybe it happens in a grade level or depa

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What is Critical Thinking? A Definition

Most people believe they know what critical thinking is, but they have trouble defining it. Gary Meegan uses one of Richard Paul's definitions and takes it a...

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OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education.

OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education. | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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How to integrate an audio track with PowerPoint 2010

How to integrate an audio track with PowerPoint 2010 | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

As you might have noticed on big monitors in public places such as train stations or airports, PowerPoint presentations can run independently with an audio commentary without an active speaker. In the following description we will show you how you can easily do the same by adding an audio track to your presentation


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 15, 10:09 AM

A very useful tutorial about how to add a narrative to your PowerPoint presentation.

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Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance. But when it comes to plagiarizing, there is little slack given; we are all expected to understand plagiarism guidelines and what constitutes a violation. While plagiarism is never considered acceptable, there are varying levels of severity with different types of plagiarism violations. So are you wondering…

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Veronica Ontiveros's curator insight, December 15, 12:54 PM

A neat infographic for the classroom :)

Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, December 16, 2:05 PM

An important topic for all of us - but this graphic works best for secondary students. 

Digital Gloss's curator insight, December 17, 10:06 PM

This is something every writer should think about...

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Students' Opinions on Challenging Coursework

Students' Opinions on Challenging Coursework | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
You might think that students resist challenging coursework. But is that truly the case? We wanted to know, so we asked them for their opinions.
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Includes specific suggestions on how to challenge students.

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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers

Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
December 10, 2014
Here is another interesting work from one of our favourite blog authors : Dr Jackie Gerstein. Of course you know her I have shared several of her beautiful visual in the past....
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40 Ways to Stay Creative

40 Ways to Stay Creative | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
December, 2014
Fostering creative thinking inside our classrooms is one of the essential goals of our teaching. Ask any teacher today about what they want their students to develop and creativity...
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Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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niftyjock's curator insight, December 11, 5:20 PM

Interesting idea

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
December, 2014
Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity)...
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9 Traits of Good Digital Citizens (Infographic)

9 Traits of Good Digital Citizens (Infographic) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
21st-century classrooms can't underestimate the value of digital citizenship. Here are 9 traits of good digital citizens you can share with your students.

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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...

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María Luisa Meza's curator insight, December 9, 11:08 PM

Video para los desafíos de la educación en el curso de docencia en línea.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 14, 6:48 PM

When so many new technologies promise to transform education - what role is left to the teacher?  Why is the teacher still important?  This powerful clip effectively presents compelling arguments for the importance of teaching students in a 'social' classroom setting - with reference to 'how' students learn; making the best of all types of tools to aid what goes on 'in the student's head'.

Anabela Luís's curator insight, December 15, 3:54 PM

Dá que pensar.... 

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Two design models for online collaborative learning: same or different?

Two design models for online collaborative learning: same or different? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Chris Brown's curator insight, December 18, 11:32 AM

This article has great information - and conversation - focused on some collaborative learning theories.  This covers a couple of different modes:  Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) and Community of Inquiry (CoI).


I suggest that you read the main writing and the comments associated with this to gain some deeper understanding.  Then ask yourself where these types of learning might be effective in your business.

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An Open Education Reader - Edited by David Wiley

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A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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Paz Gonzalo's curator insight, December 19, 6:20 AM

añada su visión ...

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YouTube Gets A Built-In GIF Creator

YouTube Gets A Built-In GIF Creator | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
#YouTube #Apps - Remember back in November of last year, when I wrote that YouTube needed to build their own tool for making GIFs from videos? Some called me crazy. Many, however, agreed completely. It seems YouTube agreed, too. YouTube is now quietly rolling out its own GIF maker. It doesn’t seem to be enabled on all videos just yet, but it’s definitely there for some. Take, for example, pretty m...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Giving #PechaKucha Presentations

(More detail here: http://wp.me/pTIwx-1Ca) PechaKucha is a specific style of presentation that originated in Japan that entails presentations of 20 slides, dis…

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cherimacleod's curator insight, December 21, 11:10 AM

Remember when PowerPoint was killing us softly? It was never the tool, it was how we used it.  Learn how to make killer presentations.

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Can you do experiential learning online? Assessing design models for experiential learning

Can you do experiential learning online? Assessing design models for experiential learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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The ABCS of Setting Goals

The ABCS of Setting Goals | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
In her recent webinar, Dr. Christine Harrington describes a research-based framework for setting goals.
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Rethinking Retention - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

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Inside Higher Ed (blog)
Rethinking Retention
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
The use of open educational resources to reduce or eliminate textbook costs.
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Great How-to Guide Resources for Teachers

Great How-to Guide Resources for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
December, 2014
A well-written online tutorial can be a great way to augment your learning and reinforce your knowledge, anywhere, anytime. Here are some good digital how-to guides that you can take...
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Commission releases findings on college affordability - WCSH-TV

Commission releases findings on college affordability - WCSH-TV | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The state commission tasked with studying college affordability completion released its findings and recommended more funds to higher education.
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Moving Beyond the Textbook

Moving Beyond the Textbook | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to the days of OER, PLCs, and student-supported tech as education transitions from static textbooks to connect students' learning with the world around them.
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The Digital Learning Wheel

The Digital Learning Wheel | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
December, 2014
Ring of Technologies is a beautiful visual wheel that displays a host of learning goals together with some examples of web tools to achieve them. To me this work  (created and...
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AITSL Teacher Toolkit - Professional Learning

AITSL Teacher Toolkit - Professional Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Professional learning that is relevant, collaborative and future focused can have a highly positive impact on teacher quality. Here you will find resources that develop an understanding of effective professional learning as well as access to free online learning modules.

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The Future of Presentations: Top Trends for Communicators

From the rise of visual communication to mobile optimization, top trends in presentations for communicators. Created by Catherine Carr, Haiku Deck's Chief Insp…

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LucaVanin's curator insight, December 8, 9:23 AM

Cosa ci aspetta per quanto riguarda le presentazioni del futuro?

Ecco alcuni insights molto interessanti su cui riflettere e... lavorare!

GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, December 8, 12:04 PM

Una presentazione realizzata con Haiku Deck in 12 slides in cui sono evidenziate le principali tendenze nella comunicazione e che disegnano il possibile futuro delle presentazioni. Molto utile per chi si occupa di comunicazione e, quindi, anche di formazione.

 

Interessante il fatto che, come sottolinea Baiba Svenca, le stesse slides costituiscano un ottimo esempio di come realizzare una presentazione in conformità con quelli che sono i trend in tale ambito

MagneticSpeaking's curator insight, December 9, 1:32 AM

Great insight and advice for presenters looking to take things to the next level