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25 Best Free Android Apps

25 Best Free Android Apps | Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Beef up your mobile experience on Android with this helpful list of apps. Not one of them will cost you a cent.

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hector norockey's comment, May 29, 2013 5:54 AM
Thank you for this information...
RAF Systems UK's curator insight, May 29, 2013 7:10 AM

Hi id like to add my own apps to the list if possible, the free versions work fully with just few limited features.  Here is one http://www.mobiscales.tk if you visit my google play store you will find more

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A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills

A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills | Digital Learning | Scoop.it

Disconnects between policy mandates/supports and desired practice were found in most of the schools and all of the systems in our sample. For example, teachers were often being asked to innovate while being incented and judged solely by measures of the facts that students had acquired through traditional means, or given ICT to use without related curricular materials and models for ways to use it powerfully and effectively in subject matter learning. It was rare that teachers experienced standards, curriculum, professional development, assessments, and incentives that all aligned to support the development of students’ 21st century skills.


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Hua Hoong Chia's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:01 AM

so true!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:26 PM

Many clear points within the article...Education is messy.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:18 PM

It is not the desired practice which is disconnected, but more an issue of did policy makers actually go into classrooms and have conversations with teachers.

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Video Games Can Enhance Certain Cognitive Skills

Video Games Can Enhance Certain Cognitive Skills | Digital Learning | Scoop.it

Playing video games for an hour a day can improve performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes, according to a new study.

 

While previous studies have reported that action games can improve cognitive skills, the researchers say their study is the first to compare several video games and show that different skills can be improved by playing different games.

 

The researchers explain that, much like muscles that can be trained with repetitive actions, repeated use of certain cognitive processes in video games can improve performance on other tasks as well.


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Josué Cardona's curator insight, April 1, 2013 6:42 PM

According to this study, researchers found that you can use specific games to improve specific skills, which can then be useful outside of the games.

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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Digital Learning | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities

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Ms. Corri's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:53 PM

Since this is becoming very important to what we do with the Common Core, this seems a good read.

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:46 PM

Changing literacies for a digital future. 

David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 2014 10:34 PM

I found this to be a lot of bark with no bite.  But that's may be because I'm already sold on the need for digital literacy in education, and am much more interested in reading about specific content, frameworks, curriculum, etc. 

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Tech Weekly Podcast: Tech in the developing world

Tech Weekly Podcast: Tech in the developing world | Digital Learning | Scoop.it

How can technology empower the young of the developing world? To discuss the complex issues around many developing economies' emerging tech and digital cultures, Hugh is joined by an expert panel: Renee Wittemyer, head of social impact at Intel, Christopher Fabian, co-lead of innovation at UNICEF, Gavin Patterson, managing director at Yellobric, and Giulia D'Amico, vice president of business development at One Laptop Per Child.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:56 AM

Very interesting topic. Well worth a listen.

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iPads in education: Education Dive's ultimate guide

iPads in education: Education Dive's ultimate guide | Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Here's a cheat sheet with all the resources you need on the state of Apple's tablets at the university and K-12 levels.

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL | Digital Learning | Scoop.it

The American Association of School Librarians has just released "The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:02 PM

Great list of educational tools for 2013 from AASL!

 

Claudia Robinson's curator insight, July 7, 2013 12:43 PM

Great sites that make tech engaging for students...sharing, collaborating, and sites to help with organization, plus much more.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:34 PM

This list ties together a number of resources that can help a teacher organize their teaching tools that address 21st-century learning.

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10 Silent Disruptors Of Student Academic Performance

10 Silent Disruptors Of Student Academic Performance | Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Factors that disrupt student academic performance include weak responses to data, work outside of the students' ZPD, and little depth of knowledge.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 30, 2013 7:45 AM

After a discussion of the "reality of learning in 2013" this post described 10 factors that disrupt education. It does make note that the factors are subjective and it also states that they "are meant to help identify the most common barriers to student achievement."

What are the 10 factors? A few are listed below.

* Student disorganization

* Teacher Lack of Content or Pedagogical Knowledge

* Lack of Transitions Between Macro and Micro Views of Content

As many of us prepare for a new school year or for those of us teaching now these 10 "disruptors" are important to recognize. In doing so we will become better teachers.

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Enhancing the Learner Experience: 3 Tips to Make eLearning More Engaging

Enhancing the Learner Experience: 3 Tips to Make eLearning More Engaging | Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in 3 Tips to Make eLearning More Engaging?

 

Many of our clients who are just getting into eLearning give us an enchanting reason for finally abandoning the libraries of presentation decks that they have been building for the past decade or so. They want to find a magical place where they can control and standardize the content, but still have learners engaged enough to care about the topic, remember the content, and improve their on-the-job performance. ELearning can do that. This is that magical place. 

 
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, June 28, 2013 5:16 PM

Interesantes consejos para mejorar el interés y lograr mayor compromiso de los estudiantes por los programas e-learning.

Cassandra Gadouas's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:28 AM

I would use this to teach more about how thoughts create reality.

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Q&A: The Online Teaching Landscape

Q&A: The Online Teaching Landscape | Digital Learning | Scoop.it

Online and blended teaching is a new art and skill for teachers today. It requires a unique set of skills to connect with students remotely and stay current with new technologies. Teresa Scavulli, K12 Inc.’s Vice President of Academic Services, joins us today to share her insights on online and blended teaching through training, professional development and informal learning.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 27, 2013 11:22 AM

Prospective k-12 teachers should read this article it will help you understand the hiring market. 

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Badges For Your Moodle | Gamification Badges for Moodle Learning Motivation!

Badges For Your Moodle | Gamification Badges for Moodle Learning Motivation! | Digital Learning | Scoop.it

MoodleBadges Free is a library of expertly designed gamification badges for use in your own learning management software. Better than digital chocolate, these badges represent awards, skills and achievements in a fun visual fashion!


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, June 28, 2013 5:13 PM

Este es una estrategia de motivación que debe ser usada por quienes desarrollan plataformas LMS usando Moodle.

Selin Carrasco's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:36 AM

Gamification?   mmmmm as said Homero Simpson

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Disabled gamers find freedom in video games

Disabled gamers find freedom in video games | Digital Learning | Scoop.it

Video on msnbc.com: The AbleGamers foundation helps educate people on the many benefits gaming has for the disabled.


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Sean Tan's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:08 PM

Gamers are Gamers no matter who they are, how old they are and whats diffrent about them.

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The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom

The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom | Digital Learning | Scoop.it
There has always been at least some sort of disconnect between how things like mobile learning are taught in a classroom and how things work in the 'real world'.

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Nicolas Reisini's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:29 AM

Everybody needs access to this wherever they live or work. 

Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:41 PM

on m-learning > it's not the gadget!

Katherine McGehee's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:26 AM

Check out this infographic http://www.upsidelearning.com/infographics/why-mobile-learning-is-the-future-of-workplace-learning/

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Lakeville test shows iPads boosted education in many classrooms - StarTribune

Lakeville test shows iPads boosted education in many classrooms - StarTribune | Digital Learning | Scoop.it

"A new report shows that the Lakeville, MN  district’s investment in technology is paying off in terms of student learning and motivation.

 

Of the 31 classrooms or programs that completed research on newly issued iPads last year, 23 reported increases in student engagement, 24 reported that student motivation went up and 20 observed gains in student learning, according to the iLearn Resarch report, discussed at Tuesday’s school board meeting."


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Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills

Resilience:  The Other 21st Century Skills | Digital Learning | Scoop.it

"Due to the interest of my post The Other 21st Skills, I decided to individually discuss each of the skills or dispositions I proposed that are in addition to the seven survival skills as identified by Tony Wagner.

This post focuses on resiliency. The first post focused on Grit:  The Other 21st Century Skills. Some would categorize Grit and Resiliency as the same skill, but it is my belief they are involve two different, but interconnected, skill sets. While grit focuses on persistence, resilience is about bouncing back in the face of challenges and/or failure."

 


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Marta Braylan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:34 PM

Understanding the power of resilience

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:43 PM

We must not forget that in order to accomplish the four Cs it takes timer and effort.   One must not be afraid to try and try again if needed to succeed. 

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:45 AM

Good discussion of resilience as a skill.  Often forgotten or ignored in busienss today.  it may be the key to survival.