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How To Properly Integrate Education Technology Using The 'Plan, Trust, Expect' Method - Edudemic

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Use Stories in eLearning: 6 Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Storyteller

Use Stories in eLearning: 6 Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Storyteller | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Stories have captivated us as a species since the dawn of man. Through stories, we have passed on traditions, remembered the past, and carried information across the millennia. 

And it's not just our ancestors who harnessed the power of stories, either. Stories still work to reach people, which is why we see businesses turning to the power of storytelling in branding efforts, marketing campaigns, corporate strategies, and even eLearning courses and business presentations."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 22, 8:08 PM

How can we engage eLearners? How about using storytelling techniques. Stories engage us and they will also engage students. This post explores this, providing an infographic as well as discussing the power of stories before moving on to explore ways to bring storytelling into eLearning. 

There are six components that are discussed:

1. Know your audience.

2. Use a structure.

3. Appeal to emotions.

4. Intensify the story with visuals.

5. Make the stories relevant to the course.

6. Pay attention to detail.

As always additional resources are linked to in most of the six components with more at the end of the post. The components shared in this post also apply to teaching in a face2fact classroom, or  blended classroom. As you work on new lessons this year consider using these components to help design the lesson.

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Level UP: inside Chicago's mall-based teen makerspace - Engadget

Level UP: inside Chicago's mall-based teen makerspace - Engadget | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
In 1947, the Tucker Car Corporation opened shop at the Dodge Chicago Plant, the one-time world's largest building located on the city's southwest side, a.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 4:27 AM

Sounds like a great place for students to explore and learn about technology!

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Blended learning design advice for collaboration & retention

Blended learning design advice for collaboration & retention | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Blended synchronous learning can improve retention and ease online equity concerns; but it has to be done right, say 7 universities with best practices.

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jorganiser's curator insight, August 21, 6:06 PM

Collaboration is easily facilitated using online BL. 

Liz Lamoreaux's curator insight, August 22, 12:08 PM

Absolutely! -Blended learning is not a "robotic" do and say / say and do.  It is curriculum development challenge which requires getting to know many factors prior for learning and development success

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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand

Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
3 Part Series offers a wealth of iPad Apps and Web Tools for the Common Core Literacy Curriculum’s Reading Strand Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer are

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Liz Lamoreaux's curator insight, August 22, 11:58 AM

Connecting the CCS to our business development strategy and mission of promoting education practices that work.

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An Educators Guide to Podcasting and Broadcasting

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An Educators Guide to Podcasting and Broadcasting: A Demonstration walkthrough of audio and video tips and tricks.

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom ~ TeachThought

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom ~ TeachThought | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

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"The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs."


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NoTosh - Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions

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'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, August 21, 3:48 AM

I have been researching driving questions and happened upon this article.

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13 yr-old Comes Up With Scheme to Tackle Cyber-Bullying

13 yr-old Comes Up With Scheme to Tackle Cyber-Bullying | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"In an effort to prevent cyber bulling, a 13 year-old girl has created a project that makes teens think twice about what they are posting, and rethink whether they actually want to send a potentially abusive message."


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The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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TED Ed: How playing an instrument benefits your brain | The Kid Should See This

TED Ed: How playing an instrument benefits your brain | The Kid Should See This | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Your brain is a muscle. When you give it more challenging exercises, you're strengthening your brain's abilities to learn and grow. Now add some music to the mix:

When you listen to music, multipl (Does learning music make you smarter?

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, August 20, 5:24 PM

An entertaining 5 minute TED Ed animation.

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Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers

Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Reading Rockets shares that "A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept. Using a graphic organizer, students think about the concept in several ways. Most concept map organizers engage students in answering questions such as, "What is it? What is it like? What are some examples?" Concept maps deepen understanding and comprehension."Cast reports: "There is solid evidence for the effectiveness of graphic organizers in facilitating learning." A summary of this finding is that, "When looking across 23 different studies they found a consistent effect on comprehension."

 


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 20, 8:41 AM

Some great links in this article to a plethora of resources. 

Sample Student's curator insight, August 20, 5:15 PM

Of great use when making decisions about supporting higher order thinking in assisted learning.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 21, 8:57 PM

A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept.

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4 Common Characteristics Of The Super Resilient

4 Common Characteristics Of The Super Resilient | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Turns out what doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

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John Michel's curator insight, August 20, 5:43 AM

By grounding yourself in the things you cannot change, it enables you to see more clearly what you can change.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, August 20, 9:27 AM

When life closes one door, it always opens another one.

Virginia Curran's curator insight, August 21, 11:32 AM

http://www.fastcompany.com/3033272/hit-the-ground-running/4-common-characteristics-of-the-super-resilient

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Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab?

Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hack...

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The single best way to help your kid succeed at school - The Week Magazine

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The single best way to help your kid succeed at school The Week Magazine "If you disclose important information upfront, it helps me design a learning program for your student that will be successful," says an elementary school teacher from...
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Computer Science: The Future of Education

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Robust computer science curriculum is necessary for our society's future. Here are five steps to engage teachers and students in this critical area of study.
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Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to introduce students to new web search strategies or review the ones they already know. The folks at Canva put together a nice infographic abou...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 22, 9:07 PM

Great sponge activities for computer time. 

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Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better

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For the first time, there’s evidence that being fit can improve the speed and connectivity of brain neurons

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Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom

Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Explore instructional strategies for implementing the flipped classroom approach to support a learner-centered, project-based approach to learning to liberate your face-to-face time in the classroom. Implications for classroom management, effective assessment, problem-solving and collaboration to improve student motivation and engagement in the classroom. Put the flipped model into context with brain-based learning research.

 

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university.


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Patti Griffiths Bryant's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:34 PM

Flipping - flipping - flipping.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 6:55 PM

Kay Lehmann's online classes are always superb.


Don't miss this one! .  

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 20, 10:30 PM

If you want online training for a flipped classroom here is a link.

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Great Back to School Activity for Digital Citizenship

Great Back to School Activity for Digital Citizenship | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Like it or not, today's students are not just citizens. They are "digital" citizens. This means that educators need to spend time with students on ensuring they know how to be responsible online."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 20, 8:06 PM

In this post Lisa Neilson shares a great activity to help students learn more about digital citizenship.

There are five steps, which begin with the students thinking about their online reputation and coming up with a sentence that describes it in 140 characters or less.

* Students them would then go to Animoto and create a 30 second video using images that help illustrate their sentence (Steps 2 and 3 in the post).

* Videos would then be uploaded to Padlet.

*Have a movie screening so the students can see others work.

There is much more information in the post and I would urge you to check out the link to the New York City Department of Education Social -  Media page for additional resources.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 21, 8:50 PM

Great ideas for a unit that incorporates digital citizenship.

WEAC's curator insight, August 22, 12:41 PM

This activity begins with asking students to think about what they want their online reputation to be and come up with a sentence (perhaps 140 characters) indicating who they are online.  

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17 New Laws In 12 States Help Govern Educational Technology

17 New Laws In 12 States Help Govern Educational Technology | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Technology is becoming an invaluable tool in today’s classrooms. Yet, there is a lot more to education technology then just ensuring every...
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Maker Space | Rice University - Safety Guidelines | Best PracTICE

Maker Space | Rice University - Safety Guidelines | Best PracTICE | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it


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




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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Blogger Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.


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What's driving the Maker Movement?

What's driving the Maker Movement? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
PSFK Labs expert explores the big ideas found in The #MakersManual

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 20, 9:21 AM
PSFK Labs expert explores the big ideas found in The #MakersManual


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