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Campus Technology : August 2014 Open Educational Resources

Campus Technology : August 2014 Open Educational Resources | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Complete guide to OERs

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Felicia C Stewart's curator insight, August 8, 7:23 AM

Open campus information

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Handbook | blendsync.org

Handbook | blendsync.org | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, August 7, 6:11 PM

more blend for learning and teaching - teaching with, through and in media

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10 OER resources every educator should know about - eCampus News

10 OER resources every educator should know about - eCampus News | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
As textbook prices soar, tuition skyrockets, and educators need to provide innovative courses the open education movement and its OERs are critical.

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LibrarianLand's curator insight, August 16, 4:48 PM

As I plan a year-long school-wide IL course, I imagine (hope) some of these lessons will come in handy...

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What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator

What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Traditional college instruction is part of a well-established tradition that has remained fairly unchanged over time. Becoming an instructor in this environment has meant conformity to teaching standards that have also remained fairly unchanged.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 31, 6:13 AM

Has the role of instructor changed when teaching within the online modality?

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, July 31, 5:27 PM

Very useful pointers to becoming a Modern Educator!

Héctor Alas's curator insight, August 11, 11:10 AM

para mantener un desarrollo en ascenso en lo profesional

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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Very impressive digital animation, a must see...

 

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 12:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 2:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 4:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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motivation

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear

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The e-textbook transformation

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A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.


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Dennis Granlund's curator insight, July 24, 6:18 PM

This site is timely as schools move from hard copy to etexts.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, July 24, 11:22 PM

A transformation which is not a revolution. It will take time and effort.  It's important we give it the space to take its natural course.

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, July 25, 11:11 AM

Thank you Nik. I like reading about innovations like e-textbook transformation that make learning more accessible to all students.

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Bing Delivers New Textbook And Online Course Search ... - Uis

Bing Delivers New Textbook And Online Course Search. By Edwin Kee, Ubergizmo. Microsoft's Bing search page has been updated in time for summer. In fact, a couple of new features have been unveiled along the way ...
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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
July 15, 2014 The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for more than 7 million...
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A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills

A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
July 16, 2014 While searching for some resources on a paper and writing on the 21st century learning skills I came across this skills checklist created by the university of Toledo. This...
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Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats

Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
July 17, 2014 The Six Thinking Hats is a book written by Edward de Bono in which he lays out a practical method that expands on the very simple concept of thinking. Since its publication a decade...
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A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics

A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
July, 2014 Here is a wonderful resource packed full of digital tools to help student researchers. DiRT ( Digital Research Tools) Directory is a registry of digital tools for scholarly use. The...
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Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests

Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

The problem. schools have to meet standards, and local assessment should prepare kids to deal with the standards as tested by PARCC and SB. But the new tests are harder and more rigorously scored than most local tests. So, scores will have to be low. (Anyone following NAEP results has known this for years, alas.)

 

This seems to run headlong into a long tradition of grading whereby we do not want to punish kids with low grades (akin to the outrage over sharply-lower school scores on accountability measures this year).

 


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 7, 3:36 PM

This is a good review of assessment, grading and rigor within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

Les Howard's curator insight, August 8, 4:43 AM

Very interesting discussion of Depth of Knowledge in article as well as interesting points about meeting standards.

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Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet

Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
When you find a picture online that would be perfect for your project, it's hard to know whether you're allowed to use it. Follow this flow chart to know for sure and avoid getting yourself in any trouble.

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15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind

15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
In order to be able to see a relationship between various ideas and information, we use mind mapping. Here is a list of 15 mind-mapping tech tools.
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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 11:10 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, July 26, 9:12 PM

Helpful, though I don't quite follow the traditional flip.

Daniel Compton's curator insight, August 13, 3:55 AM

Flipped classroom in a simple step-by-step chart

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Teachers toolbox - Dweck's Theory of Motivation

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Video Library | MIT BLOSSOMS

Video Library | MIT BLOSSOMS | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Video Library contains over 100 math and science lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video and Internet downloads and as DVDs and videotapes.


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Daniel Tan's curator insight, July 24, 1:24 AM

video clips of a range of subjectrs from MIT

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Dimensions Of Inquiry

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 21, 12:17 PM

Creating an environment of inquiry in a classroom requires skill, practice and encouragement. First and foremost teachers must understand and believe in the value of inquiry across all subject areas and be comfortable with the inquiry process. This process can be best taught by the school library media specialist in collaboration with the content area teacher so that the inquiry skills are learned in concert with the content. The IMatrix is designed to give teachers and media specialists easy access to resources which not only help explain inquiry, but also help teach inquiry skills to students.

The six Dimensions of Inquiry were created through an environmental scan of various information inquiry models. From these models, the Dimensions of Inquiry were synthesized. The dimensions sometimes overlap or may cycle back to a previous dimension when a different direction is needed. Which of the Dimensions would you like to explore?

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We… (All education is self-education.  Period...

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Katelm's curator insight, August 16, 4:03 AM

Liste de site pour trouver des formations gratuites (en anglais).

Robin Yu's curator insight, September 10, 3:29 PM

Lots of familiar sites and some new ones too.

Donna Meehan's curator insight, September 13, 5:11 PM

Did you ever wish you had a chance to learn something new?  Here is a list of FREE top-notch self-education resources.  Have a look, I couldn't believe some of them myself.

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A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators

A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
July 14, 2014 Here is a great resource I have recently stumbled upon and never had the chance to share it here till this evening. A Questioning Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help teachers,...
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4 Great Web Tools to Help Teachers and Librarians Learn about Copyright

4 Great Web Tools to Help Teachers and Librarians Learn about Copyright | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
July 15, 2014 In today's post I am sharing with you four great resources to help you learn and teach students about copyright. These resources are provided by the Copyright Advisory Network and are...
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This is How to Use Google Drive with Edmodo to Share Docs and Assignments with Students

This is How to Use Google Drive with Edmodo to Share Docs and Assignments with Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
July 17, 2014 During a workshop I facilitated today in university, I was surprised to find out that several teachers did not know that Google Drive is integrated with Edmodo so I thought to write...
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Educational Resources Development: Mapping Copyright Exceptions and ... - International IP and the Public Interest

Educational Resources Development: Mapping Copyright Exceptions and ... - International IP and the Public Interest | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
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