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Trying a laptop ban without being a Luddite

Trying a laptop ban without being a Luddite | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
I love technology. This is why I am banning the use of laptops in my big lecture course, Media & Society, this coming fall. Wait, that didn't sound right. But it's true. I love technology so mu...
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How can ICTs support literacy development across the curriculum?
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Kindle e-readers make it 'significantly harder' to absorb the plot of a book, scientists claim

Kindle e-readers make it 'significantly harder' to absorb the plot of a book, scientists claim | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
Bookworms who believe nothing can compare to getting stuck into a paperback novel now have evidence to back their hunch, as researchers have claimed that Kindle devices make it “significantly harder” for a reader to absorb plotlines. 
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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.
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Death of a libertarian fantasy: Why dreams of a digital utopia are rapidly fading away

Death of a libertarian fantasy: Why dreams of a digital utopia are rapidly fading away | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
Free-market enthusiasts have long predicted that technology would liberate humanity. It turns out they were wrong
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Two Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on Edmodo ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on Edmodo ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
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Excellent TED Ed Math Talks for Students

Excellent TED Ed Math  Talks for Students | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
June 1, 2014
I have recently started posting here in EdTech and Mlearning a series of posts on TED Ed lessons worth sharing with your students in class. After we have seen TED lessons on improving...
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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it

Via John Evans, Karen Burns
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Howard Cohen's curator insight, May 7, 8:03 AM

It is important to consider that education and business have a lot of connecting points. 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 7, 10:05 AM

Thanks to John Evans for sharing Educator's Technology recent post on the updates to Creative Commons.  

 

This visual does a nice job of explaining each CC diagram. 

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, May 13, 2:45 PM

Important changes to know about Creative Commons Licenses...

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To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand

To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.
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More detailed report here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/

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Free Technology for Teachers: Find Educational Maps In the Google Maps Gallery

Free Technology for Teachers: Find Educational Maps In the Google Maps Gallery | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner
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Prezi - Blog - 10 ways to learn how to use Prezi—and a giveaway!

Prezi - Blog - 10 ways to learn how to use Prezi—and a giveaway! | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
Starting your first prezi is exciting—the blank canvas contains so much potential, creat...
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What Will You Click On Next? Focusing Our Attention Online

What Will You Click On Next? Focusing Our Attention Online | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzales The onslaught of information from the wired world can be overwhelming to anyone -- even the savviest online audiences. But rather than
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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Create Fun Fiction with Scholastic’s Story Starters

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Create Fun Fiction with Scholastic’s Story Starters | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
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TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos

TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.
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this can be used as a "summarising" synthesising activity

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Reading Print Versus Digital Increases Comprehension: Study - mediabistro.com

Reading Print Versus Digital Increases Comprehension: Study - mediabistro.com | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
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Reading Print Versus Digital Increases Comprehension: Study
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bookstack304 Reading a print book is better for comprehension than reading on a computer, according to a new report out of Norway.
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Our Favorite Presentation Resources | Improve Presentation

Our Favorite Presentation Resources | Improve Presentation | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
We decided to build a list of our favourite presentation resources divided by categories. This is a great place to start before creating your first slide.
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8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code

8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
The main reason for encouraging students to learn to code usually centers around future jobs. These reasons are perfectly valid, but there are many more.
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Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing

Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
May 30, 2014
Good writing is all about clarity of the communicative intent. This clarity is materialized through the appropriate use of a set of elements including: good grammar, fewer or no spelling...
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Look Smart: Don't Make these Dumb Writing Mistakes! - SociallyStacked

Look Smart: Don't Make these Dumb Writing Mistakes! - SociallyStacked | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
Grammatical errors and misspellings can make you look clueless or careless. And we know you’re not either one! So download this handy PDF, or print it and keep it near your desk, so you don’t make some of the most … Read more
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SlideDog - Free Multimedia Presentation Software

SlideDog - Free Multimedia Presentation Software | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
SlideDog is a powerful presentation tool that seamlessly switches between multimedia presentation files and makes it easy to present like a professional.
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Microsoft OneNote Going Free with Mac Launch Later This Month ...

Microsoft OneNote Going Free with Mac Launch Later This Month ... | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
Microsoft is working on a version of OneNote for the Mac that will debut later this month, claims The Verge. This release will expand the note-taking software beyond its roots as a paid desktop app for Windows users and will ...
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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy
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A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks
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Digital Media Literacy by digitalsandbox1

Digital Media Literacy by digitalsandbox1 | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink
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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.
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Education World: Top 10 Ways to Build Critical Thinking

Education World: Top 10 Ways to Build Critical Thinking | CGS Literacy, Learning and ICT | Scoop.it
These instructional strategies change classroom dynamics and positively impact learning. Watch students come alive!
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