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Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos

Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
Last week, I read an interesting blog post by Shelley Blake-Plock titled "The Problem with TED ed." It got me thinking about the flipped classroom model and how it is being defined.

Via Dr Peter Carey
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Yes there is more than just distributing content!

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Mary Starry's curator insight, October 23, 2013 11:39 PM

Great article that reminds us "flipped classrooms" should not just be putting a lecture into a video for students to passively watch.  We need to develop student interaction with resources and tools as part of the out of class time and then develop active learning in the classroom that incorporates creativity, analysis and evaluation.

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We are not there yet | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray - Linkis.com

We are not there yet | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray - Linkis.com | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it

After attending conferences and reading numerous articles that focus on personalized learning, I just have to say it. We’re not there yet. Some of us are, but the focus keeps moving back to traditional teaching methods. There is also much focus on companies that boast about their technology that personalizes learning. I’m having an uneasy feeling that the rhetoric is really confusing people, and sounds too good to be true. Are these methods and programs doing what they’re supposed to be doing? Are we talking a good talk when we say all the right things but then continue with the status quo? Or are some taking a good idea and framing it one way but actually implementing personalized learning  for the wrong reasons?

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A wonderfully passionate and articulate article as always from Barbara! I believe that personalized learning is far more than a pedagogical approach. It is a social movement that is about the democracy of learning. As the late Gough Whitlam used to say “Maintain the rage …with enthusiasm!”

 
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Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller's newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today's learning landscape...

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As we move to "byte sized" learning snacks the need for discoverability (meta tagging) increases.  The need for social collation & curation tools with interoperability is the part of the key.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 8, 2013 5:51 PM

Learning snacks, chunking, competency building that fits your learning. So curious of what this means for the learning community.~  D

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Learning to Teach Online

Learning to Teach Online | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it

Learning to Teach Online is a free online class taught by Simon McIntyre and Negin Mirriahi of UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales). Based upon the successful educational resources of the same name, the Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC is designed to help existing educators establish or improve their own online or blended teaching practices. The target audience is primarily teachers in higher education, K-12, community college, and vocational or private education.

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If you are looking to invest in your skills to teach online, this free course could be the one for you. It lasts 8 weeks and will take about 3 hours per week to complete each module.

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A Handy Interactive Visual on The Digital Storytelling Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Interactive Visual on The Digital Storytelling Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it

Here is a great interactive Thinglink image on the process of digital storytelling I want to share with you today. This graphic is created by Tonia and features a wide variety of iPad apps that go with each of the stages of the digital storytelling process.

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Great appsmash with a purpose.

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Google Play changes open the door to rogue developers

Google Play changes open the door to rogue developers | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
Used to just clicking "yes" to pesky app permission requests? Then this Android change affects you.
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Google's change to the Google Play store that could open the door for rogue developers to trick smartphone users into giving apps more permissions than they should! Sadly, this is ANOTHER serious in a long line of Android security risks. Why would you buy something that increases security risks?

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Educator as a Design Thinker - User Generated Education

Educator as a Design Thinker - User Generated Education | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it

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Design is always the key.

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Simplicity, complexity, DNA and dark matter

Simplicity, complexity, DNA and dark matter | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
Simplicity, complexity, DNA and dark matter It’s easier to complicate than to simplify. Simple ideas enter the brain quicker and stay there longer. (Saatchi) Simple can be harder than complex. You ...
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“Just understand that Simplicity is more than a goal – it’s a skill. To successfully leverage its power, you need to get good at it – simplicity isn’t simple.” (Ken Segall, 2012) Simplicity can be related  to usability and thus productivity. 

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Photo Education - Accessible Photography through Switch Access in iOS 7 - TheAppWhisperer

Photo Education - Accessible Photography through Switch Access in iOS 7 - TheAppWhisperer | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
We are delighted to publish the second tutorial to our brand new section within theappwhisperer – Photo Education & Accessibility. There are many photographers and artists with special needs, whether...
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Switch accessible photography is another example of what is possible using the inbuilt power of Apple technology. Many thanks to Apple Distinguished Educator, Dr Luis Perez for sharing his expertise. Luis is an international expert on accessibility and inclusive design, and author of Mobile Learning for All from Corwin Press. His work has appeared in THE Journal, The Loop Magazine, and the New York Times Bits Blog. You can learn more about Luis’s work in educational technology by visiting his website at www.luisperezonline.com. #ADE #plearnchat #UDLchat @_luisfperez

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6 Of My All-Time Favorite Conversion Rate Optimization Case Studies

6 Of My All-Time Favorite Conversion Rate Optimization Case Studies | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
Want to start conversion testing your website, but don't know where to start? Here 6 conversion rate optimization case studies + actionable advice to help.
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How do you motivate online learners to actively engage and participate in activities? Conversion rate optimization offers some interesting research that can be readily contextualised to education.

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Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on a Website

Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on a Website | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
Engage website visitors better by designing your site to match how people's eyes move on the page. Here are some surprising eye tracking stats to help.
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Understanding eye tracking research helps educators create and curate digital resources that will engage  and sustain learners. 

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Todd Douglas's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:17 PM

Remembering 101 is just the stating point.

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Why access matters

Watch our YouTube videos featuring some of Australia’s best-known disability advocates talking about the technologies and apps that have changed their lives as well as their daily frustrations of dealing with websites and apps that haven’t been made accessible to people with disability.

 
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Powerful stories about  enabling capacity of good design as well as the ongoing struggle for universal access. @ACCAN_AU #menabling #accessibility

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How to Chunk Content for eLearning Infographic

How to Chunk Content for eLearning Infographic | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
The How to Chunk Content for eLearning infographic gives a good idea of what is content chunking and why it is useful.
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Chunking information makes for smooth learning - Peanutbutter pedagogy! :-)

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.

 

 

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.


Via Dennis T OConnor, Nicky Mohan
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considered reimagining of purpose & processe in response to technological & cultural change.

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Janet Burstall's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:05 PM

Not strictly curation - but includes student compilation of content, so here it is.

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edfest15 - Event Program

edfest15 - Event Program | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it

EdFest is a free national virtual conference which will be filmed and the live stream broadcast right from the Scootle Lounge from 9:00am-4:00pm AEDT on January 27th.

The event will feature 11 half hour presentations across a day of professional learning, conversation and provocation from educators and leaders from across the country on Australian Curriculum implementation and contemporary models for learning to help get the 2015 school year off to a great start.

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A wide array of free PD. Am personally looking fwd to the sessions on
Play based learning across F – 10 as well Collaboration -Learning Frontiers

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter you’re presenting in your classroom. If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming: How much should I switch around? What is best for the classroom vs at home? Why am I doing this again anyway?

Via Dennis T OConnor
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A useful and clear info graphic . My addendum would be that

prior to planning the flipped material, teachers should be aware of the barriers associated with the curriculum as it related to learner variability within their classroom.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 7, 2014 7:26 PM

Simple infographic that gives clear and simple guidance to the process of 'flipping' a lesson.  Good to demonstrate 'simplicity' of process to sceptical colleagues.

Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
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The Twitteraholic's Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter

The Twitteraholic's Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they've achieved from any other forms of professional development ...
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Another great guide from the team at Edublogger! Well worth a read if you really want to make the most out of the twitter for PLNs!.

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Responsive Web Design (RWD) and User Experience

Responsive Web Design (RWD) and User Experience | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
Responsive design teams create a single site to support many devices, but need to consider content, design and performance across devices to ensure usability.
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In a BYOD  learning space, educators need to understand how responsive web design impacts upon learner experience. 

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Pixel Press Floors - Pixel Press | Draw your own video game.

Pixel Press Floors - Pixel Press | Draw your own video game. | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
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Users hand draw their levels using a pencil, grid paper, and specific markings called “glyphs,” and then Pixel Press transforms that schematic into a modifiable, playable, and sharable digital version. very powerful game based learning tool. #plearnchat

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 19, 2014 9:03 PM

This is a great concept. It would be a fantastic way to teach narrative as well as encouraging students to use technology in creative ways.

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Google Docs | AccessAbility

Google Docs | AccessAbility | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it

Google Docs are a commonly used web-based word processing tool. Because of the collaborative nature of the application, it is especially important that your shared files are as accessible as possible, so that all users who need to access the document can comprehend the content. 

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Google Docs may be growing in popularity but it is missing some key accessibility functions. As Penn State points out "Google Docs is not recommended for sharing documents with images and/or tables." All educators need to be aware of these glaring disabling deficiencies. Use with caution.  Google really need to lift their game on this.

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Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel take an iPad app for an incredible ride

Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel take an iPad app for an incredible ride | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it

Last night's Tonight Show was one for the ages. Jimmy Fallon introduced Billy Joel to a beatboxing iPad app called Loopy HD. Watch the video. Magic.

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Music is a universal language. The beauty of iPad apps like Loopy HD is how ease by which you can create powerful and engaging pieces even if you can't read music notation or play an instrument..

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Creative Educator - The Power of Play

Creative Educator - The Power of Play | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it

The pendulum swings back and forth in education. Waiting at one end of the arc is a myopic focus on academics and accountability, often in the form of high-stakes testing. Fueled by a fear of “falling behind,” learning environments that encourage exploration and experimentation are pushed aside in favor of early academics, more homework, and correct answers on bubble sheets.

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The idea that play is incompatible with, or the opposite of, learning is a misconception. Play benefits physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development. Play has Flow (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ) Or as Mark Twain said “Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.”

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What Is User Experience (UX) | Why Is User Experience Important

What Is User Experience (UX) | Why Is User Experience Important | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
Defines User Experience (UX), the disciplines included in User Experience and how your business can benefit from providing a good user experience
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Good User Experience (UX) is crucial if educators wish to engage  and sustain learners. Many educators only focus on one of the six UX disciplines (content) which does not lead to a great conversion rate for learning.

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PBL Teachers Need Time to Reflect, Too

PBL Teachers Need Time to Reflect, Too | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it

Student reflection is a key ingredient in project-based learning, and for good reason. As John Dewey reminded us nearly a century ago, "We do not learn from experience . . . we learn from reflecting

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Just because it is old doesn't mean it isn't valuable! John Dewey's comment that "We do not learn from experience . . . we learn from reflecting on experience."applies to all learning.

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The secret structure of great talks

From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, all great presentations have a common architecture. In this talk, Nancy Duarte draws lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action.

(Filmed at TEDxEast.)
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An extremely powerful presentation. Great learning involves a powerful narrative and a sense of journey. Great learning involves the art of sharing a story that plants the seeds of ideas that grow in the audience's mind.

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic | Brain Bytes | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.
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Don't sweat the number (3.0). Focus on the fact that it is a cultural shift enabled by technological change. How do you want to reimagine what learning will be.

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