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Free Technology for Teachers: Dirty Jobs of the Middle Ages

Free Technology for Teachers: Dirty Jobs of the Middle Ages | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
The Worst Jobs in History is a series of three interactive learning experiences developed by Russel Tarr and hosted on his site Active History.
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This makes me wish I was still in the classroom!

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Online Student Retention Strategies: A Baker’s Dozen of Recommendations | Faculty Focus

Online Student Retention Strategies: A Baker’s Dozen of Recommendations | Faculty Focus | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
Despite the tremendous growth of online education programs, student retention for online courses remains problematic. The attrition rate from online universities is often cited as 20% to 50% (Diaz, 2002).
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Nancy L Zingrone's curator insight, December 13, 2012 11:17 PM

A good list of requirements that focus on the need to respond fast and with empathy and encouragement.

 

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Scaffolding for Deep Understanding

Scaffolding for Deep Understanding | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

That learning takes place in a social context is a significant issue. This is why collaboration or ‘cooperative learning’ has become so popular – but it has to be more than social collaboration. Cognitive collaboration needs to be encouraged. As students communicate their ideas, they learn to clarify, refine, and consolidate their thinking. Schoenfeld has said that, ‘Groups are not just a convenient way to accumulate the individual knowledge of their members. They give rise synergistically to insights and solutions that would not come about without them.’


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A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

"Fantastic post that summarises where we are now in terms of teaching and learning and the impact of new technology.  It looks at the triggers for new methods of teaching and learning and som of he key elements that are contributing to this change e.g. blended learning, collaboration and the use of multimedia and open educational resources.  Includes links to case studies

Essential reading".


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6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides - Edudemic

6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides - Edudemic | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
Check out these six iPad apps to create fun, engaging, interactive study guides for your students.

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SIGGS Webinar: Assessment of Learning with Badges - November 30, 2012 9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET

"This webinar will present ideas and examples of assessing deeper learning in open online learning communities as well as game and simulation-based learning experiences based on eight essential practices. The practices were surfaced by a writing team developing a theoretical foundation for badges in a project linked to the Open Badge Infrastructure. The session will define deeper learning and outline a case for elevating formative, performance-based methods in technology-enhanced assessments. A technical discussion of big data analysis of game and simulation click tracks will include introduction to tools and methods used to mine for complex patterns where time, virtual space, and digital affordances combine to complicate the process of inferring what users know and can do based on their actions in digital spaces."

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Twitter for Educators: A Beginner’s Guide

 

Contents:


✎ What is Twitter?

✎ Why would Educators use Twitter?

✎ Getting Started

✎ Finding People to Follow

✎ Getting People to Follow You

✎ Twitter Lingo

✎ Programs & Apps

✎ Guidelines & Best Practices

✎ Other Tools & Resources

 

 


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Lynnette Van Dyke's comment, November 23, 2012 9:21 AM
Awesome!!!
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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Hurt

 

"Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

 

"Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

 

"That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help."


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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 5:01 AM

Que recursos educacionais licenciados pode usar legal e gratuitamente?

Os Open Educational Resources (OER) podem ajudar [ Ver Infográfico].

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Getting Answer-Oriented Students to Focus on the Questions | Faculty Focus

Getting Answer-Oriented Students to Focus on the Questions | Faculty Focus | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
Are your students too answer oriented? Are they pretty much convinced that there’s a right answer to every question asked in class? When preparing for exams, do they focus on memorizing answers, often without thinking about the questions?
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How today’s higher education faculty use social media infographic | Social Media in Higher Education

How today’s higher education faculty use social media infographic | Social Media in Higher Education | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Copyright for Educators

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Copyright for Educators | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
Copyright and Creative Commons can be confusing topics. There are many variables that apply to every situation so it is hard to layout hard and fast rules that apply to every scenario.
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How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual

How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I knew about the OCR in photos.  I did not know about the OCR .pdf function.  Awesome!

Ken

 

 

Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all your scanned PDFs get you excited in a way only seriously organised people could ever understand? If so, Evernote is the tool you need right now – and we’ve got the perfect manual to get you started using it like a professional.

 

Downloads are free from MakeUseOf - just tweet about the product you want. -JL

 

 


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Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 8:09 AM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 8:09 AM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, May 15, 2013 5:02 PM
Hanks everyone, it really is a fantastic tool and I am still finding ways to use it better. It certainly helps to stay better organized.
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“So, How’d You Do?” A Look at the Unhealthy Grade Game of Higher Education

“So, How’d You Do?” A Look at the Unhealthy Grade Game of Higher Education | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Are grades in higher education really relevant, and are they measuring…anything?


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IJeP :: Current Issue :: Volume 2 - Number 2 - 2012

International Journal of ePortfolio articles.


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Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool

Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: I used to love the Google contextual mini-browser (the Google Deskbar - 2003), something probably most people today have never seen nor have a memory of, but which in my humble opinion, was one of the best and most useful tools released by Google ever.

 

Well the little mini-search tool is back in a new customized format inside the Google Docs Presentation tool, where you can now easily search for reference, quotes, information and images related to the topic you are working on in your presentation.

 

Search becomes contextual and the relevant information found can be immediately integrated into the work we are creating. (Any information or image you find with the Google Research Tool can be intuitively selected and dragged onto the slide area, where it can be sized and positioned in any way you like.)

 

Each content item found with the Google Research Tool and utilized in your slide content is automatically linked back to its original source to simplify the credit and attribution process.

 

Extremely useful. Especially for quotes and images.

 

More info: http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2481802

 

Try it out now inside your Google Docs / Drive account: https://drive.google.com/

 

 


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Six Ways to Get Your Online Students Participating in the Course | Faculty Focus

Six Ways to Get Your Online Students Participating in the Course | Faculty Focus | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
Have you ever worried about the level of participation in your online courses? Perhaps you have difficulty encouraging students to interact with one another, or maybe you find student responses to be perfunctory.
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VYM - A Powerful Mind Mapping Tool for Students

VYM - A Powerful Mind Mapping Tool for Students | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

"Vym (View Your Mind) is a mind map application that provides students with a way to better organize notes and plan out the path of research or papers for class in a way that can help even the most complicated topics make sense.

 

Vym is an open source project that allows both teachers and students to walk through logical thought process in an intuitive diagram format called a "mind map" that is easy to follow.

 


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Cristina Reyes's comment, November 19, 2012 12:19 PM
You need Linux to run this program.
Baiba Svenca's comment, November 19, 2012 12:56 PM
Cristina, it's clearly stated in the tool review that there is a Windows application.
Cristina Reyes's comment, November 19, 2012 1:11 PM
Yes, I managed to install it. I tried 2 months ago and I couldn't. Thanks, it worked.
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Online Environmental Management Game

Online Environmental Management Game | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy. It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.


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Social media: A guide for researchers | Research Information Network

Social media: A guide for researchers | Research Information Network | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

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Disruptive Pedagogies and Technologies in Universities

This paper is a reaction to the increasing high cost of higher education and the resulting inaccessibility for the millions of potential learners now seeking opportunities for quality higher education opportunities.


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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

According to this survey of teachers, conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in collaboration with the College Board and the National Writing Project, the internet has opened up a vast world of information for today’s students, yet students’ digital literacy skills have yet to catch up


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