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Concept Mapping

Concept mapping and mind mapping are used in the classroom in any number of ways. This page will provide the rationale for their use, links to samples and a list of tools to use to create them. If...

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Create free presentations without PowerPoint

Create free presentations without PowerPoint | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Can't afford Microsoft's venerated program? Or maybe you want to build slide decks that really stand out? Try one of these PowerPoint killers.

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, February 13, 2015 7:48 AM

Neat tools when you are in a jam... 

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Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 2015 9:09 AM

Bunkr is an interesting tool I'm exploring right now. When I first came across it "1.0", it wasn't as user friendly as I would have liked. But they've nicely retooled it from the ground up and I'm looking to explore it again.

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

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Bryan Hauf's curator insight, February 11, 2015 7:21 PM

Great resource for a one-stop shop to learning theories all on one site with additional information just a click away!

Christopher Lister's curator insight, March 22, 2015 6:13 PM

Great resource for understanding the link between learning theories and educational theorists.  

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Student mental wellbeing in higher education: good practice guide

Student mental wellbeing in higher education: good practice guide | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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heather dawson's curator insight, February 13, 2015 7:21 AM

Latest edition from Universities Uk. It draws on evidence and practice from within the higher education sector and reports from government and the health and voluntary sectors. It is aimed at senior leaders and managers, to support institutions in their promotion of mental wellbeing and in the support they provide for students experiencing mental health difficulties.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: An ongoing index of emerging learning models, theories, and technology for progressive teaching.

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FREE AND OPEN TEXTBOOKS WITH CA ONLINE LIBRARY FOR EDU

COOLforEd (http://coolfored.org) was established through California state legislation seeking to make higher education more affordable by providing faculty a...
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The 8 Digital Literacy Practices Required for 21st Century Learners

The 8 Digital Literacy Practices Required for 21st Century Learners | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 4, 2015
Theoretically speaking, digital literacy is a concept that is in constant flux. It is perpetually shifting and expanding to include new practices and skills afforded by new emerging...
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panOpen and CogBooks Partner To Offer Adaptive Open Educational Resources - PR Web (press release)

panOpen and CogBooks Partner To Offer Adaptive Open Educational Resources - PR Web (press release) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2015 -- Combining high quality Open Educational Resources and the latest personalized learning technology, panOpen and CogBooks shrink textbook costs while improving student learning outcomes.
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The Best Augmented Reality Apps to Use with Students (Accompanied with Tutorials and Lessons)

The Best Augmented Reality Apps to Use with Students (Accompanied with Tutorials and Lessons) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February, 2015
Here is a handy chart I stumbled upon today through a Google Plus post from Shelly Terrell. The chart features several wonderful augmented reality apps to use with students in class....
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Awesome Visual Featuring 13 Important Google Search Tips for Students

Awesome Visual Featuring 13 Important Google Search Tips for Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 7, 2015
Here is a new interesting visual on Google search tips that I want to bring to your attention. The visual features 13 practical features that would allow students to conduct smart...
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MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and Learning Publishing Council. We’ve brought together what we felt would be the most relevant highlights of Jordan’s reporting to create a dynamic, in-depth guide that answers many of the most pressing questions that educators, parents, and life-long learners have raised around using digital games for learning.


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CTD Institute's curator insight, January 23, 2015 2:59 PM

Great guidelines for parents & educators.

Claude Emond's curator insight, January 24, 2015 7:58 AM

Digital games and learning to lead together for change

callooh's curator insight, January 31, 2015 12:44 PM

Mainly considers uses in K-12 but lot's of the findings are generally applicable..

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Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint

Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

As I prepare for my presentation this week at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on “Presenting with Pecha Kucha,” my colleagues have repeatedly asked me, “What is Pecha Kucha?” The short answer is it’s a great presentation style that gets students thinking and learning, not reading slides.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:01 PM

An interesting post about how Pecha Kucha type of presentations is used in education.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 24, 2015 12:15 AM

I know peche kucha from conferences' but this would be brilliant with my students! 

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, January 26, 2015 5:02 PM

Death to long PowerPoints !

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Word Cloud Generator

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Kim Spencer's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:44 PM

A great tool to use to introduce  keywords to students.My students love it for all sorts of projects.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, January 30, 2015 9:38 PM

Interesting. I had to stop myself from spending too much time on this thing.

safaa mostafa's curator insight, February 1, 2015 3:48 AM

Thats perfect indeed

love it

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Evernote's hidden talent: Quick, easy presentations

Evernote's hidden talent: Quick, easy presentations | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
No need to transfer data from Evernote to PowerPoint. Save time and spare your coworkers at your next meeting with this trick.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 12, 2015 2:27 PM

Did you know that you can make presentations in Evernote?

ARTTRA Grass's curator insight, February 15, 2015 5:01 AM

I love this app. 

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, February 12, 2015 2:57 PM

Looks good...need time to do some of the readings etc. Could be an awesome resource.

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A Visual Explanation of HTML5 With 5 Awe-Inspiring Examples

A Visual Explanation of HTML5 With 5 Awe-Inspiring Examples | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
HTML5 explained and demonstrated with a collection of inspiring examples, including HTML5 infographics and websites.

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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 9, 2015 8:20 PM

Some clever and engaging activities for focus  as well as stimulation worth investigating.

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A Handy Rubric for Assessing Project-based Learning

A Handy Rubric for Assessing Project-based Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 2, 2015
Here is a useful rubric I came across today on Edutopia's Facebook page. "This rubric was used by teachers at Manor New Technology High School to assess student performance on a...
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Teacher-tested Tools for Flipped Classroom

Teacher-tested Tools for  Flipped Classroom | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 3, 2015
Whether you are just dipping your toe in flipped classroom instruction or have been carrying it out already, the right tools can make a big difference. Here are a set of...
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Over 130 Free Philosophy eBooks for Teachers

Over 130 Free Philosophy eBooks for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 4, 2015
Philosophy is, in my view, the discipline that crisscrosses all other disciplines.It is, as early Greek philosophers viewed it, the mother tree of knowledge from which all other...
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Teachers' Guide to Google Books

Teachers' Guide to Google Books | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February, 2015
Google Books is a powerful book search platform that allows users to search for books and text inside books. Google Books provides several interesting features. “My Library” for...
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Free Online Resources May Eliminate the Use of Textbooks - Education World

Free Online Resources May Eliminate the Use of Textbooks - Education World | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
New free online resources could mean the end of heavy and time consuming textbooks that may be less efficient. The word "free" always seems to come with some type of catch but this article suggests that it may be just as simple as it sounds.
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Personalised Learning: What’s Coming And 10 Trends Every Educator Needs To Know

Personalised Learning: What’s Coming And 10 Trends Every Educator Needs To Know | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Personalised Learning is the tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum, and learning environment to meet the needs and aspirations of individual learners. In a personalised learning environment, learning starts with the learner, not the instructor.
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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book.

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malek's curator insight, February 1, 2015 6:07 PM

Not a magic bullet, but it will help

AugusII's curator insight, February 1, 2015 9:27 PM

BETTER READING LESS BEING DECEIVED PROBABILITY

Erica Bilder's curator insight, February 6, 2015 4:05 AM

How the medium matters in deep digital reading and how we can improve on it.

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Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Prepare Your File: Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps you convert PDFs of your textbooks, course notes, study guides and other educational content that includes complex visual information like charts, graphs and equations into Kindle books.


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Diane Johnson's curator insight, February 1, 2015 4:31 PM

Might be an interesting way to "publish" units as you develop them for NGSS.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 2015 5:08 AM

Worth investigating!

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 13, 2015 9:39 AM

With Amazon's immense universe behind it, this could be a very interesting development for teachers.