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Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network

Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network | curating content | Scoop.it
Recently, I wrote an article about how to build an online personal teaching network, re-imagining opportunities to teach in the digital world and thinking about the role of teacher as independent c...

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 4, 2014 5:39 PM

Construcción De Una personal docente rojo.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 9:59 AM

Nice visual shared by Susan Bainbridge illustrating different aspects a teacher should be building to represent themselves as learners.  I would go one step further and say students should be following the same structure. 

spapac7's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:15 AM

Don't forget your PLN!

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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching :: Cool Cat Teacher - Vicki Davis

How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching :: Cool Cat Teacher - Vicki Davis | curating content | Scoop.it

"Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s learn the basics. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools."


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Census data reveals new family structures in Canada

Wed, Sep 19: New data from Statistics Canada shows a changing dynamic in the Canadian family. Mark Carcasole reports. For more info, please go to http://www....

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Microsoft4Africa Initiative Should Consider Rwanda | AllAfrica.com

Microsoft4Africa Initiative Should Consider Rwanda | AllAfrica.com | curating content | Scoop.it

Africa is one of the most rapidly growing technology markets in the world. It is therefore no surprise that Microsoft instated its '4Afrika' initiative a few days ago. As part of the mission to put smart devices in the hands of educators, students and SMEs, Microsoft has partnered with Huawei, to provide a Windows phone just for the continent. In doing so, the two tech giants will place themselves in an active role in the economic development of Africa by bridging the digital divide.

 

And their dreams are big: By 2016, they will bring over one million SMEs online, up skills of 100,000 workers and empower thousands of graduates with employable and entrepreneurial skills. The sleek-looking touch screen phone with the 4Africa logo on the back cover comes with apps created by African developers customised for African users, has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4GB of storage and over 400 hours of standby time because of its power-saving technology. Pretty sweet phone, huh?

 

The 4Africa phones and services will be introduced in seven countries this month: Angola, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Morocco and Kenya. Yes, you read right, sadly no Rwanda! There are probably a dozen reasons why we didn't make the cut (for the first phase) but obviating my innate bias toward my country, I believe we deserved to be on the list. Deserved because: a number of Microsoft's projects are aligned with ours; our government would provide full support (also we are the most secure country on this continent); our central position, ambition, and small size make us the perfect test-tube baby for such an initiative.

 

Access to technology has been recognised as an accelerator for Rwandan competitiveness and subsequently introduced in our action plans. Without going into much detail, the induction of cloud services and efforts to disseminate smart devices to Rwandans through subsidies and loan schemes are just two examples of what Rwanda has on the blueprint. Microsoft and Huawei could leverage these efforts to aid adoption of their products especially given the decreasing data prices in the market, thanks to competition within our telecom sector.

 

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davinci note - for beautiful notes

Get davinci note on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Tie phone case

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Keep your iPhone or Blackberry or similarly sized electronic device free from scratches in this unique case made from a vintage tie.Found on Etsy for 20$ http://bit.ly/1BU8Q5c


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The Evolution of Blended Learning

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The concept of "blended learning", which was introduced as early as 2000, has assumed more importance than ever before and has transformed from a theoretical concept with rudimentary applications to an essential part of mainstream education...

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The author points out very rightly that, "Blended learning is an evolving, dynamic organism that cannot be forced into a custom template, and that Good blending comes from establishing equilibrium between the learner and the learning objective".

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The author points out very rightly that, "Blended learning is an evolving, dynamic organism that cannot be forced into a custom template, and that Good blending comes from establishing equilibrium between the learner and the learning objective".

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 2015 3:28 PM

How has blended learning changed over the past decade? This article helps identify some of the ways it has.

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Office Mix

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"Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson. We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation, write on slides as you talk to them, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like a screencast, but better. All you need is Office 2013 and the free Office Mix add-in.

 

"Office Mix is an easy way to take your PowerPoint presentations and bring them to life as interactive online lessons. From recording audio or video of yourself giving a lecture, to directly writing in the presentation as you would at your whiteboard, to quizzing, to sharing, to seeing how it all worked – Office Mix helps you do it all simply.

 

"Simple means more time to engage your students and teach on your terms. So dig in. Spend some time using Office Mix. We’re sure you’ll teach us a thing or two, or even show us what’s next – in your classroom and beyond.'

 

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This looks like quite a nifty FREE product. Please note you need to have Office 2013 to use it.


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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age | curating content | Scoop.it

Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how "academic diligence" features in later life success.


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Becoming a Blended Learning Designer - Free MOOC from EDUCAUSE and Univ. of Central Florida

Becoming a Blended Learning Designer - Free MOOC from EDUCAUSE and Univ. of Central Florida | curating content | Scoop.it

Course starts Feb. 23 and runs for 5 weeks. Aimed at K-16 educators.

 

" EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida (UCF) are bringing back the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Instructure's Canvas Network with "BlendKit2015: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer," their second installment on the merits and methods of blended learning. The BlendKit2014 course was EDUCAUSE's first-ever MOOC, and it elicited a tremendous response from the higher education and K-12 communities."


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One question triggers change. Here it is.

One question triggers change. Here it is. | curating content | Scoop.it

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Don Dea's curator insight, February 5, 2015 12:08 AM

If your question can be answered with bullet points, try again. If the natural way to answer it is with a story, you’re on the money.

Poor questions are abstract. They…
  1. Focus on theory, system, structure or process.
  2. Start with how things ‘should be’.
  3. Look for ‘best practice’ somewhere else.
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22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom ~ TeachThought

22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom ~ TeachThought | curating content | Scoop.it
Below are 22 apps we’ve handpicked as powerful teaching and learning tools to work with digital media in your classroom. Like almost anything, these are more potent in the hands of students than teachers, so start there and work backwards–audience and purpose: What’s possible? What needs communicating through video, and who needs to hear/see it?

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Flipagram- A Great Digital Storytelling App Using Pictures and Audio ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Flipagram- A Great Digital Storytelling App Using Pictures and Audio ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | curating content | Scoop.it
Flipagram is a cool  app that allows you to create short video stories using pictures and images you have in your camera roll, albums, Facebook or Instagram. The process to create a video story using Flipagram is very simple: select your photos,  add your favourite music. You can also add text to tell your story. Once done you can then share your creation with others using social media platforms or through email.

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How to Sit at Your Computer So It Doesn't Hurt You ~ Facebook‬

How to Sit at Your Computer So It Doesn't Hurt You ~ Facebook‬ | curating content | Scoop.it

Jim Lerman's insight: A great video that illustrates proper ergonomics so using your computer doesn't cause you pain. There is no dialogue, which demonstrates how to communicate effectively across language barriers.


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Tips and tricks for setting up the OM-D E-M5: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Tips and tricks for setting up the OM-D E-M5: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review | curating content | Scoop.it
Perhaps we can gather some of the non-obvious advice to how to get the most out of the M5's many confusing options. Feel free to add stuff.

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Changing Families

The Canadian census data is in and the face of the family is changing. Gary discusses it on Square Off.

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Solar energy lights up lives in Kenya | Globalization

Solar energy lights up lives in Kenya | Globalization | curating content | Scoop.it
In Kenya, the majority of the population doesn't have electricity at home, since the country's national grid is unreliable and expensive to buy into. Now a solar energy startup is changing people's everyday routines.

Fifty-two-year-old Daniel Tempes Olonapa stands outside his greenhouse perched on a hilltop overlooking the towering buildings of Kenya's capital, Nairobi. He points to two paper-sized blackpanels on top of his roof.

"Can you see them?" Daniel asks, pointing towards the panels excitedly. "They are small, but they are very powerful. I rigged them up there myself and put in the batteries. Then the sun comes and we get light, we can charge our phones. My six children can do their homework at night. "


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The Flipped Classroom: An Opportunity to Rethink Space and Time

The Flipped Classroom: An Opportunity to Rethink Space and Time | curating content | Scoop.it
There is a common misconception that flipping the classroom simply means replacing class lectures with recorded video.

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Why writing by hand helps you learn

Why writing by hand helps you learn | curating content | Scoop.it

Handwriting notes is better than using a computer because it slows the learner down, writes Drake Baer.


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Why Students Should Be Taking Notes

Why Students Should Be Taking Notes | curating content | Scoop.it

Students can be pretty demanding about wanting the teacher's PowerPoints, lecture notes, and other written forms of the content presented in class. And a lot of teachers are supplying those, in part trying to be responsive to students but also because many students now lack note-taking skills. If they can’t take good notes, why not help them succeed by supplying them with notes?


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Launching Your eLearning Course: 15 Things To Double Check

Launching Your eLearning Course: 15 Things To Double Check | curating content | Scoop.it
Are You Ready For Launching Your eLearning Course? 15 Things eLearning Professionals Need To Double Check Before Launching eLearning Courses!

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Real-time blended learning: 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

Real-time blended learning: 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | curating content | Scoop.it
Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype

 


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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 2015 4:40 PM

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | curating content | Scoop.it
I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 5, 2015 3:45 AM

A helpful and creative checklist for self assessment

M. Begoña Arenas Romero's curator insight, February 6, 2015 4:04 AM

quite a complete overview!

Light Core's curator insight, February 8, 2015 6:45 PM

Are you and your company evolving and upgrading your skills? Why? Why not?

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6 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders

6 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders | curating content | Scoop.it
Communication is critically important for personal and professional effectiveness. Most relationship issues, can almost always be attributed to poor

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Don Dea's curator insight, February 7, 2015 3:18 AM

Communication is critically important for personal and professional effectiveness. In my experience as an executive coach and counsellor, most relationship issues, especially conflict can almost always be attributed to poor communication. 

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | curating content | Scoop.it
Multitasking is an essential skill in the era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. But, argues neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, it’s actually making us less efficient

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15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion | Edudemic

15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion | Edudemic | curating content | Scoop.it
Facilitating discussions between students is one of those things that is infinitely easier when you’re teaching in a physical classroom rather than online. When the students are all in one room, discussions happen more naturally. Facilitating the same type of productive, useful discussion when teaching online is more of a challenge.

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Irmgard Huppe's curator insight, November 28, 2014 5:13 AM

short and sharp collection of a few important pointers

Rich Schultz's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:54 AM

Online discussion tips!

Almudena Rueda's curator insight, February 7, 2015 1:17 PM

Another great Infographics from Edudemic.