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Why Games with Adult Learners are a Must

Why Games with Adult Learners are a Must | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Who said games were just for kids? And whoever told you that your adult learners feel games were childish and patronizing is misinformed. It is true that adult learners are more motivated to

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MEDEAnet webinar: Social Media Use in the Classroom, Thursday 15 May, 4-5 pm | MEDEAnet

MEDEAnet webinar: Social Media Use in the Classroom, Thursday 15 May, 4-5 pm | MEDEAnet | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
MEDEAnet aims to promote media-based learning to organisations and practitioners through local training and networking events, online resources and knowledge sharing. MEDEAnet will also exploit best practices of the annual competition MEDEA Awards and extend its existing informal network and support the MEDEA Foundation, a membership organisation that ensures the sustainability of the MEDEA Awards.

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What Can LEGOs Teach Us? - Edudemic

What Can LEGOs Teach Us? - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Not only do LEGOs have a long history in the realm of play, they also offer endless creative opportunities and hold quite a bit of teaching and learning power. And many teachers are already harnessing that in their own classrooms.

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Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool - YouTube

Middle school students create their own 3D virtual worlds and learn lessons about communication, collaboration, and digital citizenship through the first-per...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 2, 2014 8:01 AM

That reminds me...I should have my students make a video.

Usein González's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:39 PM

Nuevas herramientas que le permiten al estudiante crear sus propios mundos virtuales.

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The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills

The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Buffer I came across a good post from JuastAdandAk the other day. it covers many of the the things we talk about on the blog and podcast. What I really liked though is their break down of the five core steps of curation (also the graphic is great as well) 1. Find : Track other digital curators to emulate / learn from. I had a call the other day with someone asking if we had a what I consider a listening platform in our tool. We don’t and we haven’t built on for 2 simple reasons. It’s easy (beyond easy) …

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:41 AM

No matter what your field is, you should be a curator.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:00 PM

Great infographic on the steps to effective curation.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:35 PM
Curation skilss
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The Other Super Bowl: Commercials And The Power Of Student Voice

The Other Super Bowl: Commercials And The Power Of Student Voice | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

As the week ended, many of our students were abuzz over the Super Bowl this Sunday, but not so much because of the game. It's the commercials. They love them, and we have fun deconstructing the multitude of advertisements each year on Monday after the game. It reinforces their media literacy skills and provides opportunities to broaden the discussion.

 

 


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:20 AM

Some nice ideas here!

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Online learning: how it can widen and formalise access to higher education

Online learning: how it can widen and formalise access to higher education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Online learning provides a way of studying for pleasure, opens up new ways of learning and offers the chance to participate in a social 'event'.

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Computers Are The Future, But Does Everyone Need To Code?

Computers Are The Future, But Does Everyone Need To Code? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Just because you drive a car doesn't mean you have to be an auto mechanic. Are computers different?


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John Rudkin's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:42 AM

Agree.  Sorry, I agree that the question should be asked.

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The Weekend Wonk: Educating for Ignorance - It's "School Choice" Week! | ClimateCrocks.com

The Weekend Wonk: Educating for Ignorance - It's "School Choice" Week! | ClimateCrocks.com | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

The video contains some pieces from my video documenting the 2012 Heartland Institute Climate Conference in Chicago – including some clips that did not make the original cut.  I wanted originally to shine a spotlight Heartland’s focus on destroying the American Public School system, as you can see.

 

For the last 40 years, the ‘conservative” movement has attempted to further it’s ends by manipulating the most virulent, ignorant, and fanatical elements of the fundamentalist Christian right. We can see in today’s Republican party how well that strategy has worked out.  The same people think they can use the fanatical Christian right as a trojan horse – to move Anti science, Climate denial disinformation into the school system under the shadow of the “Teach the Controversy” Creationism movement.

 

It’s School Choice Week - celebrating the right of your children to be taught that the earth might be 5 billion, or 5000 years old, and to make up their own minds about the science.  They will also have the right to be taught that maybe the last 150 years of physics is wrong, heat seeking missiles don’t really seek heat, CO2 lasers don’t really lase, and heat trapping gases can’t really trap heat – that they should “think for themselves”, and, well, listen to Rush Limbaugh instead of the National Academy.

 

The celebration is supported by a rogues gallery of the usual suspect right wing think tanks, like the Heartland Institute, Cato,  Freedomworks, Americans for Prosperity, and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  Why would a group of far right wing, mostly libertarian, Ayn Randian types be in bed with the tongue talkers and snake handlers of the creationist movement?

 

Click headline to read more and watch video clip--


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The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2014 | IAFOR

The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2014 | IAFOR | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014 - All Day
Thistle Brighton
King’s Road Brighton
Brighton

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The Dilemma of Mind Uploading (part two)

The Dilemma of Mind Uploading (part two) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Developing next generation talent to address global challenges

Developing next generation talent to address global challenges | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Our most profound problems cross national boundaries, requiring not just interdisciplinary thought but also interlocking experiences to understand them. They call upon problem-solvers to submit their whole being in the service of creating sustainable change. And in this world of accelerating problems, the most important thing to do is help more people become problem-solvers.

 


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Crackers and Goo - A Fun Math Practice App - iPad Apps for Schools

Crackers and Goo - A Fun Math Practice App - iPad Apps for Schools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"Crackers and Goo is a free iPad app that provides fun addition and multiplication practice games. The games resemble of a combination of elements from Frogger and Tetris. Each game uses the same format but each level increases the difficulty of the mental mathematics calculations required of the player."

 


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GatherEducation Virtual Learning

GatherEducation has created a hybrid solution: a virtual learning classroom for small groups of students who can not only learn in real time from a teacher or tutor, but also engage in peer learning via virtual breakout rooms.


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8 Picture Books That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again

8 Picture Books That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Whether or not the Caldecott Medal goes to one of these books, they're all winners in our eyes.


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using iPad apps to create - teach mama

using iPad apps to create - teach mama | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"I love what the iPad offers young learners.

 

I’m especially excited about opportunities it gives to create their own content, whether that be in the form of text, images, video and other media, or combinations of these."

 


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:12 AM

The creation possiblilities are what made me fall in love with the iPad and the sheer enormity of amazing apps for creating content are what keep me from switching to a cheaper tablet for students. 

Jennifer McCarthy's curator insight, February 3, 2014 5:48 PM

Some great apps for the art classroom. 

Paul Fuller's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:01 PM

Too often the iPad is written off as purely a device for a consuming content created by someone else. Here are some easy ways that even the youngest children can create their own content using an iPad (I particularly love the iPad Spy idea!).

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GOCOMO | Combine the benefits of Evernote and Cloud Storage Services

GOCOMO | Combine the benefits of Evernote and Cloud Storage Services | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
GOCOMO is a free cloud service that helps you backup & synchronize Evernote® content with popular cloud storages like Box®, Dropbox®, Google Drive® and Microsoft SkyDrive® without spending any effort.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 2, 2014 11:27 AM

Gocomo proporciona a sincronização imediata entre o Evernote, o mais popular e poderoso serviço de notas, com o armazenamento em nuvem de vários Cloud Storage Services disponíveis - Box,  Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive.

Tudo mais simples.

Brendon Breen's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:40 AM

Not sure, what do you think?

Barbara Thompson's curator insight, February 3, 2014 9:38 AM

Greater automation and synchronization? Sign me up!

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TIMETABLE WEB - Online school timetable

TIMETABLE WEB - Online school timetable | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
online school timetable software

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:23 AM

Not exactly for learners but definitely for teachers or anyone who needs to create schedules. 

Lauren A. Bonanno's curator insight, February 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Great for any type of schedule - home, school, parents, teachers, administrators, etc. 

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8 Good iPad Poetry Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Good iPad Poetry Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Online Learning: a Manifesto | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Online Learning: a Manifesto | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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How Can We Maximize the Potential of Learning Apps?

How Can We Maximize the Potential of Learning Apps? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Depending on the context in which it is used, and the priorities of the educators (which includes those present in the classroom, lurking at home, or at their drawing boards or computer screens at an...

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 2, 2014 11:50 AM

Those who design apps can skew them toward dependence; this is what happens when powerful instructions and constraints are built into the app.

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5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game

5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Game designers have mastered certain tricks that make games so addictive that people can’t stop playing them.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 2, 2014 11:55 AM
  1. The Appointment Dynamic: Be Here At This Time, Get a Prize
  2. The Failure Dynamic: Fail Early, Fail Often
  3. The Flexibility Dynamic: Provide Multiple Paths to Success
  4. The Progression Dynamic: Scaffold and Recognize Progress
  5. The Construction Dynamic: Build Something That Matters
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How to Cultivate a Creative Mind

How to Cultivate a Creative Mind | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
More often than not, success is synonymous with creativity. If success comes with being creative, the crucial question then, is what does it take to possess a creative mind?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:40 PM

Integrating written, artistic, spoken, and digital activities makes sense. They each stimulate the brain differently.

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13 Challenges For Big Data In Education

13 Challenges For Big Data In Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
13 Challenges For Big Data In Education

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Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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