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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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this is simple and clear

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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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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, 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, 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, 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, 3:45 AM

A helpful and creative checklist for self assessment

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

quite a complete overview!

Light Core's curator insight, February 8, 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

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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, 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, 1:17 PM

Another great Infographics from Edudemic.

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Listening to Understand

Listening to Understand | curating content | Scoop.it
According to Tracey Parsons, the real benefit of social media listening is to understand. And when you listen to understand, that’s when you can get the real gold that a sound listening strategy has to offer.

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Don Dea's curator insight, November 29, 2014 3:03 AM

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Today, many brands (if they are listening at all) are listening to respond. Which is really good, it definitely has a place in the social listening. It is important to be actively listening to the social conversation about your brand and your competitors. You can get a good understanding of sentiment and hear problems early before they become a full-blown PR crisisand you need to call legal and corporate communications. 

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5 Great TED Talks on The Importance of Listening ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great TED Talks on The Importance of Listening ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | curating content | Scoop.it

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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.

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John Slifko's curator insight, June 11, 2014 7:05 PM

More on content curation as a teaching tool. 

Nancy White's curator insight, August 10, 2014 2:06 PM

A good review of curation in education.

Christoph Meier's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:20 AM

Hilfreicher Übersichtsartikel mit Links zu verschiedenen Beiträgen in peer reviewed journals.

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Chart: Shutter Speed Selection With this Visual Calculator

Chart: Shutter Speed Selection With this Visual Calculator | curating content | Scoop.it
Chart: How to Choose the Right Shutter Speed for the Right Situation with this chart

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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

The Evolution of Blended Learning | curating content | Scoop.it
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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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 15, 7:53 PM

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".

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 15, 7:56 PM

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, 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, 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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A Difference: Are Laptops Really Bad For Learning?

A Difference: Are Laptops Really Bad For Learning? | curating content | Scoop.it

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Charting culture

"This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble. The information comes from Freebase, a Google-owned database of well-known people and places, and other catalogues of notable individuals. The team is based at the University of Texas at Dallas."


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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 10:47 AM

APHG-U3

wereldvak's curator insight, August 13, 2014 10:00 AM

Geografische concepten als stedelijke ontwikkeling en diffusie patronen worden zichtbaar. Primate city en rank-size rule.....en demografische veranderingen in gebeiden.

Stran smith's curator insight, August 27, 2014 9:25 PM

Hi it's one of your students try to guess who it is��

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | curating content | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.

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Don Dea's curator insight, June 9, 2014 12:45 AM

Does handwriting matter?

Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard.

But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep.