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The Mobile Native: Recent Mobile Learning Findings

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iPads, Smartphones and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device"...


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Flipped Classroom Model for Higher Education

Presentation by Jackie Gerstein for integrating the flipped classroom approach in higher education with a focus on experiential learning with videos and other content supporting not driving the instruction.

 

Read all the details of the experiential learning cycle and design using digital media on Jackie's blog here: http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/flipped-classroom-the-full-picture-for-higher-education/

 

And a video illustration in which she explains the design and cycle of learning can be viewed here: http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2012/07/

 

 


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100 Ways To Use Facebook In Your Classroom

100 Ways To Use Facebook In Your Classroom | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

Facebook cannot be ignored. So it’s surprising that we don’t talk about it more on Edudemic and other edtech sites, right? It has a sort of stigma that it’s not for educational purposes. All that’s about to change thanks to these 100 ways you can use Facebook in your classroom to actually learn!

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/09/100-ways-to-use-facebook-in-your-classroom/

 


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Facing History and Ourselves - Professional Development - Using the Film BULLY: Fostering Empathy and Action in Schools

Facing History and Ourselves - Professional Development - Using the Film BULLY: Fostering Empathy and Action in Schools | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
Helping teachers through professional development, support and classroom resources that encourage reflection and dialogue about tolerance and justice, using the Holocaust, the civil rights movement and other historical events...
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The 50 best children's apps for smartphones and tablets

The 50 best children's apps for smartphones and tablets | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
Adults are starting to trust their kids with their smartphones, but can children trust the grown-ups to download the best apps?

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools Students Can Use to Manage Group Projects

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools Students Can Use to Manage Group Projects | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

"Any teacher who has assigned group projects to students has at some point had to help those students organize and equitably distribute work. (Or has had to listen to students complaints about other group members not pulling their weight). Here are some tools that you can have students use to manage their responsibilities when working on group projects."


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SlideBomb builds simple mashup slideshows and presentations - Now for Students

SlideBomb builds simple mashup slideshows and presentations - Now for Students | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

SlideBomb Academy lets students build simple mashup slideshows for school projects and presentations. This app is free and now student safe.  There are also example lesson plans. On this note, check out a terrific lesson plan entitled: "Introducing the “Isms” Schools of Thought."A question mark relates to the name of the app given it's for school use and, of course, having a "bomb" for a company logo...!



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48 iPad Apps That Teachers Love

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48 IPAD APPS THAT TEACHERS LOVE by staff writers SOURCE: www.onlinecolleges.net June 26, 2012 Apple’s iPad and other tablet computers have certainly been garnering ardent support from the edtech ...

 

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http://fedebooks.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/48-ipad-apps-that-teachers-love-fed_ebooks-apps-ebook-teacher/

 


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Blended Learning Tour – Insights & Take-Aways | Blend My Learning

Blended Learning Tour – Insights & Take-Aways | Blend My Learning | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
A group of school operators and funders from across the country gathered in the Bay Area last week to tour several pilots and blended learning schools including Rocketship, Downtown College Prep, Aspire ERES, and KIPP ...
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24 Educational iPad Apps for Kids in Reading & Writing

24 Educational iPad Apps for Kids in Reading & Writing | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

A list of the best educational iPad apps for kids in reading and writing.


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Frog Design: 3 Things Wile E. Coyote Teaches Us About Creative Intelligence | Co. Design

Creativity emerges out of relationships; it's the tension between different ideas and perspectives and so it is risky to define it as an ability that we inherently possess.

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Running a School on Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal

Running a School on Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
A public school in Utah is relying on open educational resources for roughly 90 percent of its instructional content.
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Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Common Criticisms | November Learning

Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Common Criticisms | November Learning | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

"Kids do not want to sit at home watching boring video lectures on the web. At least in the classroom, they get some kind of interaction with me and with their peers. This is just a lot of excitement over bad pedagogy".

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www.teachingcleveland.org (One of the very best repositories about Cleveland)

www.teachingcleveland.org (One of the very best repositories about Cleveland) | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

Site includes the top 10 most influential Clevelander's of all time. "A repository of writing, pictures and videos to support the teaching of Cleveland history and policy education.

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Google Launches Open Course Builder | TechCrunch

Google Launches Open Course Builder | TechCrunch | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

You need to be a bit of a digital native to manage Google's new course-builder product; however, take a few minutes to watch the video and learn about all the tech specifics.  "Google launched an open source course building web application for the growing list of K-12 and big-name universities developing online classes.

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Curation At Work: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Curation At Work: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

For those who love to study maps...teachers, students, parents, really anyone...

 

David Ramsey Map Collection is an historical collection of thousands of beautiful maps and atlases organized and made freely accessible to the public online in unique and unprecedented ways. This online collection offers in fact no less than 12 different ways to navigate its contents by providing dedicated browsers and visual imaging tools ranging from 2D-GIS to SecondLife and virtual QTR panoramas. For example, with the Google Earth visualization, any map in the collection can be seen perfectly mapped on the globe, or by using the Luna Browser one can create collections, save and download images, annotate maps or even create embeddable presentations.

All of the images in the collection have been published online at full resolution and are available to download at different quality levels under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial uses.

This is truly a spectacular collection with marvellous maps and atlases enriched by complementary data, visualization tools and a formidable array of navigation devices.

 

Possibly the best online curated collection I have seen so far.

 

Must-see. 10/10

 

About page: http://www.davidrumsey.com/about

 

Collection and Tools to navigate it: http://www.davidrumsey.com/view

 

Home page: http://www.davidrumsey.com/


 


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TEDxCLE | Talks | 2012 | Dr. Lisa Damour, "The Difference Between Adults & Grown Ups "

TEDxCLE | Talks | 2012 | Dr. Lisa Damour, "The Difference Between Adults & Grown Ups " | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

Don't miss this TED. "The Difference Between Adults and Grown Ups" is a compelling, pragmatic talk every teacher and parent should watch.  

 

Dr. Damour directs the Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults to schools nationally, is a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University, and serves on the board of the Eating Disorders Network.

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Sir Ken Robinson Why Schools Should Help Students Find Their Passion - Education - GOOD

Sir Ken Robinson Why Schools Should Help Students Find Their Passion - Education - GOOD | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

(The written summary of Ken Robinson's video on Good's Education site is terrific). "Many people spend their entire lives doing things they don't really care for" and "endure their lives" says reknowned creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson in a talk for the School of Life on finding our purpose and following our passion.


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Storytelling: Open Your Classroom to the World (Preview: Building Hope, a documentary film)

Storytelling: Open Your Classroom to the World (Preview: Building Hope, a documentary film) | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

This contains blog discusses the power of documentaries and storytelling.  I was especially taken by film Building Hope that "chronicles the construction of Mahiga Hope High, the first high school for this remote African community, and the connection between a thousand people in the U.S. and an African community working to create a better future for their children." I would also recommend the Nobelity Projects Web site for a wonderful group of documentary films for classroom viewing: http://nobelity.org/


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Wowzers Tackles Elementary Math with Online Games -- THE Journal

Wowzers Tackles Elementary Math with Online Games -- THE Journal | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
A company that creates educational virtual worlds has introduced a new online product designed to help third through fifth graders get better at math.
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Facing Cancer: Social Justice in the Biology Classroom

Facing Cancer: Social Justice in the Biology Classroom | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

This is a powerful, moving life lessson..."It was time for the students to dig deeper into how cancer affects specific communities. I assigned each small team a different group (e.g., African Americans, rural poor, the elderly, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders). These groups, which obviously overlap, are identified by the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) as facing significant cancer disparities."

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Why Critical Design Literacy is Needed Now More Than Ever | Connected Learning Research Network

Why Critical Design Literacy is Needed Now More Than Ever | Connected Learning Research Network | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

"One thing is clear in our work at Texas City High School (TCHS) this year: students like to create their own media.  Students at TCHS create their own YouTube channels, compose original music, comics, games, Tumblr pages, art work, and fashion designs.  As young people’s use of social and digital media applications continues to evolve they are developing what I call a “design disposition.”"

 

This post explores a broad definition of critical design literacy and suggests what it might look like in practice in our schools.


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How One School District Conquers Blended Learning | Connected Learning

How One School District Conquers Blended Learning | Connected Learning | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
A Colorado school district instructs teachers the same way it wants them to instruct students.
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2012-Horizon.HE-Shortlist.pdf

I am late reviewing Horizon Report's short list of projects and time to adoption for technology.  It is always worth reviewing and though deemed for High Ed the majority of the findings apply to the K-12 environments as well.  Here is the wiki link:

http://horizon.wiki.nmc.org/home

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Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start | eSchool News

Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start | eSchool News | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
In 1998, a 15-year-old high school student used the personal website of a professor at Northwestern University, Arthur Butz, as justification for writing a history paper called “The Historic Myth of Concentration Camps.” That student, who we will...
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