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Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Bray and McClaskey provide the Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

 

"2014 is the year for Personalized Learning to take center stage in national and international discussions. The buzz is out. Yet, the information around personalized learning is still confusing. This new year will be the year that defines the term where we focus on the learner first. The Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 are that more educators will:

 

"- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/01/10-trends-for-personalized-learning-in.html#sthash.217z00CO.dpuf


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17 Great Apps and Sites for Special Education

17 Great Apps and Sites for Special Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring great special ed apps and sites.

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Forget artificial intelligence. It's artificial idiocy we need to worry about

Forget artificial intelligence. It's artificial idiocy we need to worry about | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Massive, inconceivable numbers are commonplace in conversations about computers. The exabyte, a one followed by 18 zeroes worth of bytes; the petaflop, one quadrillion calculations performed in a single second. Beneath the surface of our lives churns an ocean of information, from whose depths answers and optimisations ascend like munificent kraken.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:33 PM

Consider the people who are out there blindly promoting technology.

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6 Watermark Apps To Protect Your Online Photos

6 Watermark Apps To Protect Your Online Photos | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Photo thieves, beware! Here are the best app options to protect your creative work.

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How colors can enhance memory performance?

How colors can enhance memory performance? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Color is the most powerful stimulus for the brain. It opens up other areas of the brain and allows greater and easier learning and remembering.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Ebook - Digital Storytelling With Comics

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Ebook - Digital Storytelling With Comics | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:40 PM

Buenísimos proyectos para apoyar el desarrollo de la lengua escrita y hablada. INDISPENSABLE. Ideas que sirven.
 

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The History of Learning Management Systems Infographic

The History of Learning Management Systems Infographic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

The History of LMSs inforgraphic tracks the incredible journey of Leaning Management Systems since it began in 1906.


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Weak Internet Infrastructure Threatens Technology Benefits

Weak Internet Infrastructure Threatens Technology Benefits | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"As schools increase tech and internet use, they need the broadband to support it -- including with Common Core assessment ..."

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How Games Can Save The World

How Games Can Save The World | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"If games can be useful in getting us to buy more stuff, why can’t they also help us to build new skills and lead happier, more productive lives ..."

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8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students - Edudemic

8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"When you’re talking about learning a language in the U.S., you’re generally talking about ESL which refers to “English as a second language” or the study or use of English by speakers with different native languages ..."


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New Life ESL's curator insight, November 12, 2014 7:44 PM

Awesome!! The future is here and it's making learning so much easier.

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Google's latest idea for Gmail will give you plenty of reasons to switch to iCloud

Google's latest idea for Gmail will give you plenty of reasons to switch to iCloud | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Once upon a time the informal motto of Google was \"don't be evil.\" Now the motto seems to be \"maybe sometimes evil is ok.\" The Verge revealed Google's

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 11, 2014 5:13 PM

But will it?  Most seem happy to continue.

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5 Ways Graphite Helps Teachers Implement Common Core State Standards

5 Ways Graphite Helps Teachers Implement Common Core State Standards | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
When we meet with educators around the country who teach in states that are adopting the Common Core State Standards, we hear the message loud and clear that understanding how particular apps and websites map to Common Core is of utmost importance...

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:57 PM

Graphite is one of the most reliable sites for educators on understanding and using apps and sites effectively

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How to Screencast using CamStudio, Audacity, and VirtualDub

How to Screencast using CamStudio, Audacity, and VirtualDub | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There are lots of commercial screencasting products out there. Without linking to any of them in particular, most cost anywhere from $40 to upwards of hundreds of dollars depending on the company a...

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:48 PM

For those who are doing audio and video production, there's a need for editing these audios and videos and tools on the market to get the job done affordably. 

Keisha Lewis's curator insight, January 12, 2014 8:10 AM

Should come in handy as I will be dipping my toes (finally!!) into screencasting this term. I like that it is advising on one tool that I have used a few times already (Audacity) and the another that I is already on my short list of screencasting software for this term. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 2014 5:04 PM

three screen-casting tools for free

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A massive, open conversation about the future of higher education

A massive, open conversation about the future of higher education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

by Terry Brown

 

"Whatever your interest or experience, you are invited to join me and 50,000+ other students in a massive, open, online course (MOOC) on the future of higher education led by Cathy Davidson, Professor of English at Duke University.  Professor Davidson has designed an intriguing course on “The History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education: Or, How We Can Unlearn Our Old Patterns and Relearn for a Happier, More Productive, Ethical, and Socially-Engaged Future.”  

 

"Cathy Davidson is co-founder of the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), “a network of innovators dedicated to new forms of learning for the digital age.”

The six-week long course, which begins on January 27, 2014, will use a variety of methods (lecture, discussion and interview) to deliver the course digitally to participants all over the world.  The learning objectives are stated clearly and reflect the passion that Professor Davidson has for the subject:

 

Understand how and why we inherited the Industrial Age educational systems.Think deeply about the requirements of the world we live in now.Discover new ideas, methods, competencies, and subject matter.Share our pathways to successful innovation with others around the world. Together, we can change schools, classrooms, institutions, learning–and maybe ourselves!"
Jim Lerman's insight: Davidson is a great thinker. This MOOC will probably be excellent.
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Assessment & Teaching of 21st-Century Skills - great resources, white papers, and resource kits


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 2014 9:27 PM

Great resources. 

holbel mendez's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:38 PM

"Learn about the critical skills students need to be successful in the digital age and beyond"

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, January 16, 2014 6:04 AM

Good resource for information on the skills needed by today's learners.

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17 Great Apps and Sites for Special Education

17 Great Apps and Sites for Special Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring great special ed apps and sites.

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Sign up for Copy and get 20 GB free!

Sign up for Copy and get 20 GB free! | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Copy is a cloud for people, friends, and companies. Use it to keep your computers in sync and your files available from anywhere and from any device. Sign up and get 15 GB FREE.

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Gord Holden's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:00 PM

Dropbox just went through a terrible few days of being offline. Some users are reporting lost and/or corrupted files. All are learning to have a secondary place for storage. Try Copy. It's what I use, and so far seems to be working great. Please use this link, as it will give us both extra storage.  https://copy.com/?r=k02Pn4  I'm up to about 70 Gig on the cloud. : ) 

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The Discovery Channel launches learning content portal: Curiosity.com with MOOCs and OER

The Discovery Channel launches learning content portal: Curiosity.com with MOOCs and OER | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Learn something new everyday from the best learning content on the web.

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verstelle's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:12 PM

The Discovery Channel enters into learning content with this new portal with third party: Curiosity.com. MOOCs as well as content from providers such as TED, Khan Academy, MIT and Yale OCW.

 

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20 Open Source Windows Software Alternatives • Technology Bites

20 Open Source Windows Software Alternatives • Technology Bites | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Here is a list of free windows software, all these are open source and free. These serve as good alternatives for commercial software. The 20 mentioned here are best in their category.

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Open source educational tools for 2014 | opensource.com

Open source educational tools for 2014 | opensource.com | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"Nicole Engard shares her favorite open source educational resources and tools for 2014 ..."


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Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning - Edudemic

Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students ..."

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50 Epic Jargon Solutions for Better Writing - Jeffbullas's Blog

50 Epic Jargon Solutions for Better Writing - Jeffbullas's Blog | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"Want to be understood, create impact and attract more readers to your blog and website? Here are 50 solutions for better writing to cut through the clutter ..."

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World’s First School in the Cloud Opened - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

World’s First School in the Cloud Opened - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The first School in the Cloud has opened at George Stephenson High School, in Killingworth, on the 22nd of November’2013, as part of a project funded by the $1m that Prof. Sugata won from the TED Foundation.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 11, 2014 3:41 PM

Exciting.  I look forward to hearing more.....

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Eyefly nanotech filter brings 3D to the iPad Air without glasses

Eyefly nanotech filter brings 3D to the iPad Air without glasses | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Nice trick. At CES this week Nanoveu showed off a version of its nanotech filter for the iPad that lets you see images and video in 3D without special glasses.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 12, 2014 7:47 AM

Well, there you go.....iPads can be 3D , glasses free.

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Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 5: Apps in the classroom

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 5: Apps in the classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

“eSchool News counts down the ten most significant developments in educational technology during the past year. No. 5 reveals how apps have spread in classrooms across the country.”


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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, December 25, 2013 6:57 PM
great recap of this year's latest and greatest