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Google Docs & Research: How-To?

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When students are doing research, they sometimes struggle with citing their sources or moving beyond a quick search with Google.com. The Google Docs Research Pane helps to facilitate searching for and citing sources. By going to Tools –> Research, the Research Pane pops up on the right hand side! You can search Google, images, scholar, quotes, and dictionary! By dragging and dropping certain content (e.g. images), not only will the material appear, but a footnote (in MLA, Chicago, or APA format).


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Super cool. I had no idea this feature existed!

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:26 AM

Great one.

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:25 PM

Great tips for how to integrate use of GoogleDocs into research activites to help support ethical use of information.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:08 PM

What a big help in saving time and achieving accuracy. 

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Digital Badges - A Suggested Taxonomy

Digital Badges - A Suggested Taxonomy | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
I was introduced to open badges via a tweet by Eric Sheninger, principal of New Milton high School and author or Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. He mentioned the work of ...

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 31, 10:36 AM

Nice article and useful to explain Badges

Dave Hinrichs's curator insight, November 9, 2:16 PM

I love the idea of digital badges. I think they are going to become a significant way of showing learning and accomplishments in the near future. 

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10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
The 10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic presents 10 tips to create a conducive learning environment with the use of mobility.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 26, 11:45 PM

Utilizar los celulares en el aula de manera inteligente.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 27, 12:30 AM

These are great ideas to make BYOD work every day. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 2, 4:39 AM

Practical & effective suggestions that would work in a classroom or other learning situations.

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High quality copyright free images

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Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!
All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design and free of copyright restrictions.


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Always on the lookout for legal high quality free images to use. Sweet!

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maria mora's curator insight, June 26, 1:11 PM

Imágenes Creative Commons

Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 9, 12:51 AM
Great collection of really interesting and thought provoking images. ~
Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 6:36 PM

Thanks Nik for sharing this.

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Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation

Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
According to self-determination theory, a theory developed by Deci and Ryan, three basic psychological needs affect motivation: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Susan Epps, associate professor of Allied Health Sciences, and Alison Barton, associate professor of Teaching and Learning, both at East Tennessee State University, have used this theory to develop ways to improve online learner motivation.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 17, 11:07 AM

"Creating a sense of autonomy helps students make choices that emphasize what they value, which can increase the subjective value of the learning—the sense that the learning is relevant to one’s life, Barton says.



Here are some ways to offer students choices:

  • Content—Barton has her students, who are preservice teachers, facilitate online discussions about lesson plans that each student develops. Each student gets to decide what the lesson will be, which content from the module to include, and which theories to demonstrate. “That, I hope, makes it more of a motivating experience for them because they’re writing a lesson about something they want to write about,” Barton says.
  • Format—In some instances Epps gives her students choices on assignment format such as a paper or a narrated PowerPoint presentation. “When they feel they’re choosing something that is relevant to them, they actually do better work,” Epps says.
  • Grade weighting—In the past, Barton has offered students options on how much various assignments, quizzes, and tests will count toward the final grade. “If they’re not great test takers, you may offer them an option where their assignments or final projects are given more weight,” she says."
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How Semantic Web Technology Promotes E-learning Efficiency

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Always eLearning | Scoop.it

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.


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Very cool list of learning methods. Like the illustration too! 

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The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic

The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
The Robert Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic summarizes the 9 instructional strategies to improve students' learning.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 21, 3:50 PM

For those that are lifelong learners  and in the learning mode as opposed to the knowing mode.  Let me count the ways to get a message across no matter what the age of the student is.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, February 22, 10:34 PM

Marzano's famous "Nine" continue to be the topic of many professional development agendas, and continue to deliver research-based and improved student outcomes.  A "must-know" for the teaching vocation.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 6:15 PM

This is a keeper!

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Menu Toolkit (Template Demo)

Menu Toolkit (Template Demo) | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
Save yourself hours of development time with this free handy toolkit!
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Very interesting Articulate Storyline demo using "arrays" to build a table of contents. You have to download the toolkit to make it work, but it's worth a look regardless. Very clever, bravo!

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Neil Postman on what is lacking in schools.

Neil Postman on what is lacking in schools. | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
In his book "The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School", Neil Postman challenges the education system. He feels it should be more than a means to ...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 24, 1:59 PM

I enjoy reading his work. Along with Ivan Illich, it provides a view of education and technology not always shared by educators. It is not that we should do away with technology and schools. It is more about the uses of technology and what schools teach. In many ways, it is an echo of John Dewey's work. Children learn through the relational nature of school and community not so much inert ideas.

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Magisto - Magical video editing. In a click!

Magisto - Magical video editing. In a click! | Always eLearning | Scoop.it

Magisto turns your everyday videos into exciting, memorable movies you'll want to watch again and again.

 


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Very slick cloud based video editor.

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Jerry Johnson's curator insight, January 14, 10:43 AM

Very simple.. easy to use! Quick uploads to YouTube.

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, January 14, 4:13 PM

Easier animoto alternative.

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 15, 4:05 AM

Intriguing apps for video

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Bloom's Taxonomy Resources

Bloom's Taxonomy Resources | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
A collection of resources to help teachers and future teachers understand and use Bloom's Taxonomy to improve teaching and learning

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Ah Bloom's. Still indispensible. 

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Antonia Vivas's curator insight, January 16, 2013 3:14 PM

Selección de recursos para la comprensión y aplicación del modelo de Taxonomias de Bloom

John R. Walkup's curator insight, January 7, 1:00 PM

A fairly lenghy list of resources, especially of those centered on visual representations.

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5 Applications for Analogies in eLearning - eLearning Brothers

5 Applications for Analogies in eLearning - eLearning Brothers | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
The most effective ways to help learners build a web of understanding and quickly catch on to new concepts is through the use of analogies in eLearning.
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On the benefits of using analogies as part of your instructional toolkit. 

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Top Tips for Producing Better eLearning Audio by Jennifer De Vries & Stephen Haskin : Learning Solutions Magazine

Top Tips for Producing Better eLearning Audio by Jennifer  De Vries & Stephen  Haskin : Learning Solutions Magazine | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
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4 Types of “Problem” E-Learners and how to deal with them | Aurion Learning

4 Types of “Problem” E-Learners and how to deal with them | Aurion Learning | Always eLearning | Scoop.it

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Justin Hickey's curator insight, July 1, 11:23 PM

I bet we can all associate with all of these.

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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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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit | Always eLearning | Scoop.it

 suA true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...


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Helpful resource on legally / ethically obtaining and reusing content.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 22, 12:55 PM

This is comprehensive and amazing, which is no surprise, because it's from Joyce Valenza!

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Always eLearning | Scoop.it

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, February 19, 6:27 PM

Fantastic collection, thank you!

systerwoody's curator insight, February 20, 12:10 PM

To which I would also add #EndNote 

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms

Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
Home Page of followmolly.com

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A fast and easy way of collecting feedback, course registration, among other things. 

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, February 9, 8:01 PM

Just reviewed this - Great work Molly!  Love the resources

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 13, 4:35 PM

A good primer for those of us wanting to get more out of Google's free tools.

Alenka Andrin's curator insight, March 17, 3:45 PM

Examples of Using Google Forms in education.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age. 

 

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, [http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/comm440-540/CL2pager.htm ] project-based learning, [ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning] metacognition, [ https://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/metacognitive ] inquiry-based learning, [ http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=What_is_IBL ] and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism [http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] grounded on the work of Piaget,  [ http://www.piaget.org/aboutPiaget.html ] Vygotsky, [http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html ] and Bruner [http://infed.org/mobi/jerome-bruner-and-the-process-of-education/ ]. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism [ http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing.


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Agron S. Dida's curator insight, March 6, 2:42 AM

From inside the article: "Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products."

Channylt's curator insight, April 3, 5:51 AM

A great article about Constructionism a hybrid pedagogy - a theory based upon collaborative, project-based and student ownership of learning resulting in a learning that is largely 'constructed' by the learner themselves. 

Paul Oliveri's curator insight, April 6, 1:23 AM

Constructionism, constructivism, learner centred, authentic, real world, active process, problem based, integration of technology in an authentic way and most importantly transformative.

 

With 63 scoopit interactions this article obviously resonates with the broader education community.

 

How do I use these principles to facilitate someone becoming a Paramedic via the distance mode of learning. I use technology to create learner centred, authentic and problem based activities to facilitate their learning.


This may be having the student develop a video of their interactions with simulated patients, participate in lecturer facilitated collaborative exercises (synchronous and asynchronous) or collaborating in groups with their peers in both synchronous and asynchronous activities.


All of the interactions were previously done in a live environment. Today technology is just the vessel for which these interactions occur.

 

Me I’m still just one of many resources available to them.

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7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?

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Great tips and information here.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 21, 5:16 PM

Byot note taking

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15 Technologies That Were Supposed to Change Education Forever

15 Technologies That Were Supposed to Change Education Forever | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
Every generation has its shiny new technology that's supposed to change education forever. In the 1920s it was radio books. In the 1930s it was television lectures.

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This article may function as a nice corrective the next time you hear someone loudly proclaim that MOOCs herald the end of public education as we know it 

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 17, 8:24 PM

What's new or what's old. This is an interesting article about what people thought was the future of education. :)

Renee Stewart's curator insight, January 20, 3:40 AM

I wonder what future our students can envision?

Pam Furney's curator insight, January 24, 1:53 AM

I can see great use for this in PD!

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How to Chunk Content for eLearning Infographic | e-Learning ...

How to Chunk Content for eLearning Infographic | e-Learning ... | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
One of the main concepts that leads to successful e-Learning course design is information chunking. But what is chunking? Why is it embedded in the world of instructional design? And what kind of chunking strategies can an ...

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 10, 7:04 PM

Nice infographic on how to and what to "chunk" for e-learning content. Thank you for sharing.

Noland Hoshino's comment, January 25, 1:43 PM
Like I've always said about the flood of information people put out -- you've got to "Chunk it"
Noland Hoshino's comment, January 25, 1:43 PM
Like I've always said about the flood of information people put out -- you've got to "Chunk it"
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How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1) - eLearning Brothers

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1) - eLearning Brothers | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses.
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A nice intro to  all those things you need to take into account when doing voicework. These lists are nice to share with clients who don't always appreciate how much work goes into "5 minutes of talking".

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