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Peer to Peer U – A New Model of Learning

Peer to Peer U – A New Model of Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Knowledge used to be the sole domain of the individual, highly educated expert. A professor with a PH.D. or a carefully researched and written book were the best sources to find out about something. This is a model of learning that has held sway since the earliest human societies formed and people with particular fields of expertise taught other members of their groups. The Internet and social media have dramatically changed what it means to know something, and initiatives like Wikipedia are reshaping where we turn for "expert" information. Social collaboration and meaning making are allowing for knowledge to be the domain of a collective group rather than any individual. A recent study even revealed that Wikipedia is now as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britanica.

 

The P2PU Model


P2PU works on the premise that everyone has something to offer, the idea that passion for a subjects can substitute for expertise, and that social interaction is the key to motivation and learning. The motto of the institution is, "learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything." While this crowd-based model of expertise cannot substitute for the highly educated scholar’s years of research and careful consideration of a single topic, it does provide a potentially good source of entry-level knowledge to many subjects.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/07/peer-peer-u-%E2%80%93-a-new-model-learning/

 


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For BYOD Best Practices, Secure Data, Not Devices

For BYOD Best Practices, Secure Data, Not Devices | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

IT organizations are justifiably concerned about the security risks inherent in bringing your own device (BYOD). Many are turning to mobile device management (MDM) products and services to address the problem. But a number of mobile security vendors believe organizations are focusing the device when they should be focusing on the data.

 

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http://trap.it/KpeRhS

 


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5 Things Every Teacher Should Know

5 Things Every Teacher Should Know | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

In order to be a successful teacher using technology for your 21st century learning encounters, you need to be able to model 21st century learning and innovation skills in your encounters with technology.

 

 

===> These skills are also known as the 4 C’s: <===

 

- Critical thinking and problem solving


- Communication


- Collaboration


- Creativity and innovation


Key basic functions to know: creation capabilities (document, spreadsheet, presentation, WYSIWYG website), collaborative capabilities (document sharing, interactive form building, wiki—collaborative website building). One free (so far) suite to explore for these functions, all under one banner, is GOOGLE. Not just the mainstream search engine, but Google Scholar, Google Alerts, and the entire suite of Google products helps you become more effective and efficient in your search missions, and more. They are constantly adding functions to their suite of tools, so keep up to date by exploring the “More Google Products” page on their site: www.google.com/intl/en/options/. They organize their expanded tool set under the following categories:

 

- Search
- Explore and Innovate
- Communicate, Show and Share
- Go Mobile


Make your computer work better (beta versions of pack software to enhance performance)


Web 2.0 tools have something for everyone and are constantly changing. If you can imagine it, it is most likely out there in one form or another. The trick with web 2.0 tools is, though, that they rarely do everything you are looking for, so sometimes DIY mash-ups are necessary. Understanding the functionality of what you’re looking for helps you to choose the right tools to help you attain it, rather than relying too heavily on a specific set of tools. Focus instead on a class of tools based on functionality.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://teachteachtech.coe.uga.edu/index.php/2011/05/02/5-things-every-teacher-should-know/

 


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Teacher Must: Embed 21st Century Skills

Teacher Must: Embed 21st Century Skills | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This education article shares simple strategies to integrate 21st century skills into everyday instruction, starting with the science classroom.

 

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http://www.teachhub.com/teaching-21st-century-skills

 


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How Usable Is Your Online Course Content?

How Usable Is Your Online Course Content? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
https://twitter.com/OC_org

 

The worlds of web design and online learning are interconnected in many ways. As an instructional designer, I work to ensure that courses are effective not only in terms of online navigation and working links, but also in ...

 

Gust MEES: check out also my curation about "Accessibility" who will give you more sources also to learn:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?tag=Accessibility

 

 

Read more, very interesting; good source to learn more:

http://www.onlinecollege.org/how-usable-is-your-online-course-content/

 


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Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 8: Communicate, communicate, communicate

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 8: Communicate, communicate, communicate | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This is the ninth in a series of 10 posts on designing quality online courses. The nine steps are aimed mainly at instructors who are new to online learning, or have tried online learning without much help or success.

 

 

 

The first eight posts (which should be read before this post) are:


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Introduction


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 1: Decide how you want to teach online


- Nine steps to quality online-learning: Step 2: Decide on what kind of online course


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 3: Work in a Team


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 4: Build on existing resources


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 5: Master the technology


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 6: Set appropriate learning goals


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 7: Design course structure and learning activities


A condensed version covering all the main posts in this series can be found on the Contact North web site: What you need to know about teaching online: nine key steps. (French version: Ce que le personnel enseignant doit savoir sur l’enseignment en ligne: neuf étapes clés‘)

 

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http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/07/04/nine-steps-to-quality-online-learning-step-8-communicate-communicate-communicate/

 


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Free Dictionaries project

Free Dictionaries project | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Large collection of dictionaries. Users can use all dictionaries online and also offline.

 

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http://www.dicts.info/

 


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Twitter For Learning

Twitter For Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Pope is now on twitter! The first tweet from the summit of Mt Everest also happened recently.


News no longer breaks, it tweets.


In the best case scenario, Twitter is a great vehicle for connecting, sharing resources, and personal and professional learning. The key is separating the good from the bad.

 

Read more:

http://oli.etlo.org/node/16

 


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Social Networking for Kids: Yoursphere

Social Networking for Kids: Yoursphere | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Social Networking for Kids - Yoursphere is a safe kids only social networking site. The site is free and is exclusively for children and young people through age 18.

 

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http://yoursphere.com/

 


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Critical Thinking Apps | Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012

Critical Thinking Apps | Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers are in the business of creating learners—which means that just teaching math or science or English is only part of the equation.

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.weareteachers.com/educational-app-reviews/itemlist/category/96-critical-thinking-apps

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, June 23, 2012 9:53 AM
http://icce-2012.weebly.com/index.html

The Department of Education, University of Athens, Greece is hosting the

2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION
10-14 July 2012, Athens, Greece

Organized by the journals:
JOURNAL OF CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES (UK)
CULTURAL LOGIC (USA/CANADA)
KRITIKI (GREECE)
RADICAL NOTES (INDIA)
Eleştirel Pedagoji (TURKEY)
The venue of the Conference is the city of Athens.
Plenary Sessions will take place in the Auditorium of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Vas. Konstantinou 48, Athens 11635)
Parallel Sessions will take place in Marasleion Academy Building (Marasli 4, Athens)
Both Buildings are within 3 minutes walk from the metro station "Evangellismos".

The Travel Agency for the Conference is "ESCAPE TRAVEL"
For flights and Hotels in Athens you can contact
Mrs GEORGIA KAKKOU
kakkou@escapetr.ondsl.gr
tel: 00302103625068 - 00302103631730
fax: 00302103631380

The Conference Hotels are: 1) Hotel Arethousa <http://www.arethusahotel.gr> and 2) "Best Western Ilisia Hotel Athens" <http://www.ilisiahotel.gr>
Please, make your booking through our Travel Agency

The full Conference fee is 200 euros. For MA/MSc and PhD students the fee is 100 euros.
The fee covers participation in the conference, the book of abstracts, coffee/tea/refreshments during conference breaks.
The Conference fee for participants from Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe and all those in hardship is 50 Euros.
The participation of unemployed and colleagues from the third world is free/no fees.
Participation in the conference dinner in a traditional taverna is an extra and costs 30 Euros.

Please could fees be paid directly into the following bank account :
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Account holders: Katsiampoura Ioanna Nikolaos and Psomiadis Ploutarchos Andreas
Account Number: 719/703258-75
IBAN: GR4401107190000071970325875
SWIFT Code (BIC): ETHNGRAA

You can pay the registration fee using your credit card with the PAY PAL SYSTEM
in the following address:
< http://icce.hpdst.gr/venue-fees>;

After you complete payment, please proceed to "CHECK OUT"
Gust MEES's comment, June 23, 2012 10:41 AM
Hi Konstantinos Kalemis,

Thanks for sharing this. I made the curation about it...

Have a nice day :-)
Gust
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The Fallacy of Good Grades | Psychology Today

The Fallacy of Good Grades | Psychology Today | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Why tests don't measure your child's most important strengths By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D....

 

Even for children who perform well on academic tests, an "A" grade is only one measurement of success. A few things that school testing cannot measure include:

 

- Effort


- Critical thinking


- Creativity


- Collaboration


- Curiosity


- Respect


- Kindness


- Capacity to love


- Social and emotional intelligence


- Honesty


- Open-mindedness


- Initiative

 

Read more:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-moment-youth/201108/the-fallacy-good-grades

 

 

 

 


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Infographic: Get More Out Of Google

Infographic: Get More Out Of Google | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A very interesting and helpful Infographics on How-To work BEST with Google for Online Research....

 

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http://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2011/11/23/infographic-get-more-out-of-google.html

 


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Collusion: Third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web

Collusion: Third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.

 

Gust MEES: Privacy matters!!!

 

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http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/collusion/

 


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How To Design Your Own Infographics

How To Design Your Own Infographics | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects.

 

Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects. From mortgages to ice cream, estimating software to infographics about infographics, there is very little now that hasn't been 'visualised' in some form. Many people don't realise that the term information graphic, or 'infographic' was first coined over 100 years ago, with the Coxcomb chart by Florence Nightingale in 1857 being one of earliest recognised examples. They have existed in many forms since then, but only in the past few years have infographics developed into the art form we know today.

 

Read more and find also the best tools to create Infographics:

http://www.queness.com/post/9942/how-to-design-your-own-infographics

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, August 1, 2012 3:36 PM
Dear Ana Cristina,
Thanks a lot for this.
K Kalemis
Christine Margocs's comment, August 6, 2012 7:47 AM
You're welcome, Gust MEES !
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What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning

What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Developing effective elearning requires expertise in Project Management, Computer-based Instructional Design, Multimedia Design, Instructional Technology a...

 

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http://leanforward.com/what-does-it-take-to-create-effective-e-learning/

 


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The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers

The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Professional development ... goes beyond the term 'training' with its implications of learning skills, and encompasses a definition that includes formal and informal means of helping teachers not only learn new skills but also develop new insights into pedagogy and their own practice, and explore new or advanced understandings of content and resources. [This] definition of professional development includes support for teachers as they encounter the challenges that come with putting into practice their evolving understandings about the use of technology to support inquiry-based learning.... Current technologies offer resources to meet these challenges and provide teachers with a cluster of supports that help them continue to grow in their professional skills, understandings, and interests."


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ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons!

ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Cartoons are a very interesting and powerful way to teach and especially for learners when the creator of the cartoons knows how to use them on an efficient way...

 

Gust MEES: e.g.: create cartoons on a "dialogue way" so you can display the questions your learners asked you and you give the answers also as the "master avatar" in your cartoons, visually learning... As people don't have anymore that much time to learn and are stressed, cartoons are THAT way to teach... Time saving, but efficient ;)

 

I use cartoons also for teaching IT-Security, check here:

 

http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 


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How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more

How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

 How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more… . . Ever wanted to use Twitter but didn’t find his utility? You tried Twitter but you didn’t have that success with it? 

 

 

  

 

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/

 


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Twitter Tutorials - A Brighter Web

Twitter Tutorials - A Brighter Web | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Anxious to learn more about the art of tweeting? Watch this video for a quick overview of Twitter, then dig into these tutorials to learn more Don’t see what you’re looking for? Shoot us a suggestion and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.

 

Read more:

http://www.abrighterweb.com/twitter/

 

 

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A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education

A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

PLNs are basically based on the concept of a learning community. Teachers who are passionate about developing their learning experiences recognize the value of sharing their knowledge and expertise with others. They constantly seek out other learning venues that could be experts in their field or other professionals with whom they can exchange information.They, in short, become a part and parcel of a learning community of like-minded people.

 

PLNs have a great importance f not only in education but in our overall professional development and that is why I deem it crucial to write a simple and comprehensive guide for teachers to review and hopefully share with their students.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/simple-comprehensive-guide-on-use-of.html?m=1

 

 

 


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Which is the most popular antivirus software?

Which is the most popular antivirus software? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Using a data set consisting of 120,000 data points, researchers from OPSWAT estimate that Avast is the market share leader in the antivirus software market.

 

Gust MEES:

 

1.) IT-Security, Internet-Safety, Online-Safety, Cyber-Security are a need and a MUST for 21st Century Teaching and Learning! That's why this article is mentioned in this Topic!!!

 

2.) other companies not mentioned should perhaps make more efforts on "Social Media" and get more "social" as well to be present on main PC Magazines + Mac Magazines for a better marketing of their products! Critical Thinking, sorry ;) Learn that the customer doesn't need to go to you, but that YOU should go to the customer ;)

 

Read more:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/which-is-the-most-popular-antivirus-software/12608

 


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Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom

Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when planning and thinking were done mainly by pen and paper.Technology have made it pretty much easier to think in different other ways. Free mind mapping , brainstorming and concept mapping applications are ubiquitous online and more and more teachers are using them . The 21st century education is based , on a large part of it, on the visual output.

 

The benefits of graphic organizers in education

 

- Teachers can use graphic organizers to engage visual learners and help them organize their thoughts


- Graphic organizers help students make powerful connections between ideas and concepts


- They help students develop their convergent thinking by providing a framework for the development of new ideas through analysis, reflection and display.


- They also help students promote their divergent thinking by using such techniques as brianstorming to generate ideas.


- They can be used for developing vocabulary skills and improve reading, writing and communication skills.


- Students can easily learn new concepts and think in new novel ways using graphic organizers


- They help students focus on connections rather than words 

 

- Finally , graphic organizers can help both teachers and students develop creative and critical thinking skills.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/teachers-guide-on-use-of-graphic.html

 


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Five IT security threats and how to combat them

Five IT security threats and how to combat them | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Faced with external security threats from hackers and others, along with a growing array of even more dangerous internal security threats, companies worldwide are feeling the heat.

 

Organizations traditionally have had only two options to address identity and access management:

 

1. Internal excessive privilege - System Administrators with complete access to servers and data can pose a tremendous internal threat if they turn against the company. Similarly, everyone from admins up to executives poses a threat to security and data if they maintain excessive access rights after changing positions or taking on different roles.

 

2. Third party access - Giving partners and other third parties appropriate access to data is no longer cut and dried. Data stored in the cloud may be located across the country or overseas—or sit on physical servers owned by one vendor, but housed in facilities owned by any number of data centers. Employees of these third parties often have direct access to unencrypted data, or they may retain copies of both encrypted or unencrypted data.

 

3. Hacktivism - Politically motivated hacking is on the rise. Members of various groups assert that much of their success comes not from their technical expertise, but from having found easy targets. While an organization may not have control over whether or not it is attacked, effective identity and access management strategies and technologies, and basic employee security training, will reduce the chances that attacks will succeed.

 

4. Social engineering - Social engineering is the age-old technique of using lies, deception and manipulation to gain sufficient knowledge to dupe an unwary employee or company. Using public social channels to detail every aspect of your upcoming “unplugged” vacation trip may be just what a scammer needs to put an attack in motion.

 

5. Internal negligence - Negligence typically is an offense committed by management when “they should have known better.” Most successful data security breaches have some element of managerial negligence associated with them, such as simply forgetting to check log reports for clearly suspicious patterns.

 

Gust MEES: A MUST READ for Education and Business!

 

Read more:

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=13084&amp;amp;amp;utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=twitter

 


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10 Teaching Practices Every 21st Century Teacher should Do

10 Teaching Practices Every 21st Century Teacher should Do | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Teaching is not only a job but is a way of life.It is a sublime task one can ever be entrusted with. Teachers educate generations of learners and in their hands lays the faith of any nation. A well developed country is a country whose citizens are well educated and this is done only by effective teaching strategies.

 

Teachers have also their peaks and valleys, happy moments and sad times. A small conjugal problem can severely affect how a teacher perform in the classroom. Teaching is such a sensitive job that embodies the entire societal, intellectual, and cultural values and being an effective teacher is a challenge that every single player in this field recognizes as the most daunting task.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/10-teaching-practices-every-21st.html

 


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21st Century HowTo Guide For Teaching-People - un knol de Gust MEES

21st Century HowTo Guide For Teaching-People - un knol de Gust MEES | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A practical guide for teaching-people (teachers, professors, educators, instructors...) on HowTo teach (coach) learners on a...

 

===> As Knol will get discontinued up from May 1, 2012, here the new venue of this blog 

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/21st-century-howto-guide-for-teaching-people

 


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Gust MEES's comment, October 2, 2011 12:42 PM
Hi Juan,

Thanks for sharing, much appreciated. Have a nice Sunday,
Gust
Elle D'Coda's comment, March 26, 2012 4:39 PM
Great find, thanks!