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5 Apps to Boost Collaborative Learning

5 Apps to Boost Collaborative Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Why do our students come to school? Yes, yes, of course because they have to, but why else? Is it because of you? Is it because of the mind-bending textbooks?

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Niki Petroff's curator insight, January 28, 2014 4:45 PM

This is great for media advocates because it directs them to types of media and technology that supplement successful education. It allows advocates to work with media, not against it. 

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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

In 2020, people won’t be talking about online learning as such. It will be so integrated with teaching and learning that it will be like talking today about whether we should use classrooms. In fact, we may be talking much more about classrooms or the campus experience in 2020, because of online learning, and how it is changing the whole way that students are learning. There is likely to be heated discussions about the role and purpose of campuses and school buildings, the design of classrooms, and who needs to be there (teachers and students) and more importantly what for, when students can do so much of their learning online – and generally prefer to, because of the flexibility, and of their control over their own learning. The big changes then are likely to be on-campus, rather than on-line. - See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/01/12/2020-vision-outlook-for-online-learning-in-2014-and-way-beyond/#sthash.ERP8bf5A.dpuf


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Zondle: to create, play and share games

Zondle: to create, play and share games | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Nice tool to create quizzes, true/false, spelling etc. exercises.You can connect it to Edmodo if you are already using that learning platform. 


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Lectures must add value if campus-based higher education is to continue

Lectures must add value if campus-based higher education is to continue | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"A new report published today by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) has found that a blended approach to learning and teaching, where technology-enhanced learning takes place alongside more traditional approaches, should help students benefit from the value that lectures and seminars add to a higher education experience ..."


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How Video Games Are Changing Education

How Video Games Are Changing Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, August 7, 2:14 AM
Nice summary for gamification LD's
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This hybrid innovation is about to change your school forever | eSchool News | eSchool News

This hybrid innovation is about to change your school forever | eSchool News | eSchool News | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
What is a hybrid innovation and how are schools currently using blended learning? How can educators determine which innovation is best?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:00 AM

There has been disruptive innovation for years. Most of it has been unobserved asvery good teachers closed the door and helped students learn. When the powers to be or those outside classrooms find out, they decide that it does not fit their model of what innovation looks like.

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Twitter gaining acceptance as a classroom tool

Twitter gaining acceptance as a classroom tool | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Chris Lazarski watched his students interact with Twitter and other social media sites in class, and didn’t order them to close their laptops or put away their cellphones. Instead, he encouraged them to keep going.

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Educational Online Games

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A collection of online educational games for students.

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Welder Aguilera's curator insight, February 5, 2014 6:50 PM

Jogos educacionais para estudantes

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40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics

40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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EDpuzzle

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Make any video your lesson

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Susan's curator insight, January 28, 2014 3:57 AM

This looks quite interesting even though it may be a bit time consuming until getting the knack of it.  Basically you take any video, crop it, add your own voice and or questions, etc... and have your students send you the results directly through the Edpuzzle site. (If they are members)

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Rubik's Cube (solved in 20 moves or less)

Rubik's Cube (solved in 20 moves or less) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations

How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Angie Mc's curator insight, January 25, 2014 6:10 PM

Exactly! "Now the big question is how long will it take before this type of inclusive meet up becomes natural in work environments?  Does your have company have Lync? or Skype? or Chatter? or any of the other texting tools for the enterprise? Do you use it?"

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Caring and Control Create a Safe, Positive Classroom

Caring and Control Create a Safe, Positive Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Creating a safe and positive classroom is important to all teachers and students.

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Niki Nistikaki's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:18 PM

Great video from my favourite channel.

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Apps in Education: Visual Timers for your iPad Classroom

Apps in Education: Visual Timers for your iPad Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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A Primer On Using Games To Teach - TeachThought

A Primer On Using Games To Teach - TeachThought | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"A key element to ensuring any successful pedagogy is student engagement.

 

However, keeping students motivated and actively involved can be difficult. Besides the basic challenges of maintaining students’ interest and participation in class, today’s teachers also have to deal with growing numbers of students and the increased distraction from smart phones and other personal devices.

 

One good way to keep students engaged in the learning process is by varying class exercises to include a combination of lectures, individual assignments, group work, computer activities, videos, and other pedagogical tools like games. Games are interactive, fun, and appealing to most students, and they also offer a number of specific benefits to the learning process."


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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on  January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: “Gadgets alone don’t make the future.” Having shown how amazingly accurate technologists in 1961 were in predicting what technologies would roll out in the future, he also showed how poorly they predicted how these gadgets would impact on our lives ..."

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How to Use Google Drive to Teach Coding in the Classroom

How to Use Google Drive to Teach Coding in the Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Coding in the classroom is becoming an increasingly popular thing to do. The Hour of Code helped raise awareness for that, and has brought to light a whole slew of new coding opportunities for teachers and students.


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A Wonderful Free Classroom Poster on Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Free Classroom Poster on Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: If The World Were ... An Infographic

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: If The World Were ... An Infographic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 28, 2014 1:26 AM
Students tasked with creating their own info graphics after reading specific sections of books - great idea and easy with something like easel.ly
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The ten 'Golden Rules' of Google Apps for Education | eSchool News | eSchool News

The ten 'Golden Rules' of Google Apps for Education | eSchool News | eSchool News | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
For those who are new to using Google Apps for Education in the classroom, here are ten "Golden Rules" to consider.

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The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity

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Looking at the impact Of technology on curiosity is also a look at the impact of technology on learning

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:29 PM

Curiosity is probably the greatest intrinsic motivator for learning... foster curiosity and you create a learner...

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, January 29, 2014 1:57 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Tonya Ward Singer's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:57 AM

Provocative article, especially the questions at the bottom, including: What happens when students don't know what they don't know?

 

I ask this for us as communities and a socieity, what happens when we don't know what we don't know?     

 

History has some terrifying answers on what people can do collectively when locked into a set idea of "knowledge."   

 

How can we best leverage technology to support students as critical thinkers, curious and empowered? 

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It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom

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50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom

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A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools

A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Appositives Grammar Lessons (TEFL) -

Appositives Grammar Lessons (TEFL) - | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Appositive components come in two forms. They can be either restrictive or non-restrictive. The rules for commas and appositives vary depending on the way the phrases are used.

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5 Good iPad Apps for Taking Students Into Virtual Field Trips

5 Good iPad Apps for Taking Students Into Virtual Field Trips | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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