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10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

By switching to Edmodo, I was able to shift the focus of my blog away from classroom management and towards the work of the students. Through this post, I hope to communicate some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 19, 2013 3:15 AM

Some useful tips and pointers for anyone thinking of doing some blended learning.

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Grammar Gamble - the English grammar game

Grammar Gamble - the English grammar game | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

Play Grammar Gamble, the English grammar test, and beat the scores of your friends.


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Paul Westeneng's curator insight, August 20, 11:44 PM

Fun game combining Learning grammar and gaming tacticus.

becool's curator insight, August 21, 4:49 AM

Mooi concept, zou testen indien er een NL ondersteuning is. Wie kan zo'n app maken voor de Nederlandstalige markt?

Daniel Compton's curator insight, August 29, 8:45 AM

Fun way for grammar lessons

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Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it
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Does Tech Hold Back Educators?

Does Tech Hold Back Educators? | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

Teaching is not easy. It is a profession that requires educators to be relevant. Being relevant doesn’t come with age. Just the opposite occurs, and it requires work to keep up. Teaching is not a profession that enables one to stop learning after the degree is earned and the job is secured. Technology is moving us all too fast for anyone to sit back relying on old methods and tools.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 15, 12:48 AM

Lots to agree with here.

Alessandra's curator insight, August 20, 3:23 PM

"Teaching is not easy. It is a profession that requires educators to be relevant. Being relevant doesn’t come with age. (...) Teaching is not a profession that enables one to stop learning after the degree is earned and the job is secured."

Carmen Arias 's curator insight, August 23, 2:27 AM

Tom Whitby`reflections always worth a slow reading

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The Edupunks' Guide to a DIY Credential

The Edupunks' Guide to a DIY Credential | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

Anya Kamenetz, a nationally recognized educational expert and author of Generation Debt and DIY U, has written the first-ever book sponsored by the Gates Foundation. The Edupunks' Guide is a first-of-its kind resource for the future of education: a comprehensive guide to learning online and charting a personalized path to an affordable credential using the latest innovative tools and organizations. Real-life stories and hands-on advice for today's students, whether you're going back to school, working, transferring colleges, or pursuing lifelong learning goals.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 8:59 AM

A good free book on how to get the best out of online education

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear
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Handbook | blendsync.org

Handbook | blendsync.org | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook is the primary output of the Blended Synchronous Learning Project. It includes the summative findings of the Blended Synchronous Learning case studies, a Blended Synchronous Learning Design Framework, and a range of other resources and information to support blended synchronous learning design research and practice.


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 7, 1:06 PM

looks interesting and useful to add to the research on blended learning

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, August 7, 1:49 PM

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook is the primary output of the Blended Synchronous Learning Project.

HJJP's curator insight, August 20, 8:16 PM

Single source education has never been very effective, I still remember those days of pure memorization. I was fortunate enough to have relatives that always asked me about what I learned... and they were not interested in me reciting the facts, they were interested in me telling them what I thought, how it impacted my life or those of others.... When I answered them, and they were happy with my answers, I actually got to understand what I had memorized, and certainly got to master the information in a more meaningful way.... It did not always help with getting excellent grades in exams, but I still accurately remember concepts I learned in 3rd grade.... I feel blended learning is the only way of teaching.... this will allow students to understand and implement complex concepts, catapulting them into much high learning than what we experienced 50 years ago.... or 40... or 30... even 20 or in many classrooms, a couple of days ago....

 

Hope to see many teachers utilizing these sort of blended learning... Current technology makes it so much easier...

 

 

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Render Sketch Game

Render Sketch Game | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

Rules

- Select a 3d Tool of your Choice- Start with a Cube, Plane, Light and Camera- Set a 10 minute timer- Make something beautiful
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 5, 6:21 AM

Interesting game to get students learning Blender and creating 3D objects in Google Hangouts.

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Learn English with English Educational Learning Games, Best Games to Learn English

Learn English with English Educational Learning Games, Best Games to Learn English | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it
We have hundreds of English educative games. Practice your English with our games. Have fun learning and playing.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer

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22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it
22 Of The Newest--And Best--Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom
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10 principles to consider when introducing ICTs into remote, low-income educational environments

10 principles to consider when introducing ICTs into remote, low-income educational environments | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

Technology is only a tool: No technology can fix a bad educational philosophy or compensate for bad practice. In fact, if we are going in the wrong direction, technology will get us there faster. Providing schools with hardware and software does not automatically reform teaching and improve learning. Much depends on educational practices and how ICTs are used to enhance them.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 11:20 PM

Most of this can just as easily apply to high-income environents too.

Ethel Natalia Revello's curator insight, July 24, 6:49 AM

Technology alone does not mean education.

John Lemos Forman's curator insight, July 24, 3:09 PM

Sim, Tecnologia é apenas uma ferramenta e computadores + software não resolvem, sozinhos, nenhum dos desafios da educação no Brasil. Mas não considerar a tecnologia na busca por soluções gera outros problemas como aumentar o "digital divide". As dicas do artigo são interessantes também para a realidade brasileira.

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 11:10 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, July 26, 9:12 PM

Helpful, though I don't quite follow the traditional flip.

Daniel Compton's curator insight, August 13, 3:55 AM

Flipped classroom in a simple step-by-step chart

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PurposeGames.com - Create & Play Online Games

PurposeGames.com - Create & Play Online Games | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

Create your own games, host your own groups / classes, study for a test, or just dazzle us with your knowledge. PurposeGames is a completely FREE service!


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 11, 6:35 AM

Useful website to build games and quizzes based around images. Great for developing vocabulary.

Filomena Gomes's curator insight, July 11, 7:01 AM

Requires Flash to play

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 4:25 PM

This really interests me.  I want to learn to use gaming to teach academics.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons

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Travel Blogging rediscovered. | journi

Travel Blogging rediscovered. | journi | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

journi is the easiest way to record your trips offline and on the go. It even lets you keep your friends in the loop without extra effort. And it’s free.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 12:48 AM

This looks like a really nice free tool to use with students to get them blogging about trips and holidays. Nice that it also works offline.

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This looks like a really nice free tool to use with students to get them blogging about trips and holidays. Nice that it also works offline.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 18, 3:41 PM

Viajes Blogging. Grabar tus viajes fuera de linea.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons

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A Thousand Rivers: A Thousand River What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning.

A Thousand Rivers: A Thousand River  What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning. | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

In other words, they could read for all the same reasons that we can now use computers. We don’t know how to use computers because we learned it in school, but because we wanted to learn it and we were free to learn it in whatever way worked best for us. It is the saddest of ironies that many people now see the fluidity and effectiveness of this process as a characteristic of computers, rather than what it is, which is a characteristic of human beings.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 13, 12:51 AM

Rather a long read, but makes a valuable point about autonomous learning.

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, August 13, 11:47 PM

So much wisdom  in this article. Data doesn't have all the answers, and schools are becoming more and more driven by data. Favorite quote: "Because guess what? If there is one thing that the data proves, it’s that our children are all different."  And all children want to learn.

harloff's curator insight, August 14, 7:38 AM

It is not up to our children to accept a disability label in order to “qualify” for an appropriate learning environment; it is up to adults to provide learning environments which are flexible enough to accommodate the natural variations in our children.

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Readymag

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readymag was founded in 2012 starting with the simple idea that everyone can be a publisher. Finding inspiration in the beauty of printing and functionalist design philosophy, we started to rethink digital interfaces to build the most elegant, powerful and easy-to-use online publishing tool. At Readymag, we’re passionate about thoughtful design and truly believe that better tools empower people to self-express and inspire to create a better content.


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 12, 2:59 PM

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, August 13, 12:36 PM

Mesmo a versão gratuita  de Readymag permite a criação de produtos com um aspeto muito moderno e elegante. Os portefólios e  as apresentações podem ajudar muito o trabalho dos alunos e com os alunos.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 14, 12:03 AM

Seems to be a useful and easy-to-use tool....

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Field Trip - Augmented reality app

Field Trip - Augmented reality app | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it will notify you and if you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 5, 6:24 AM

This looks like a great app for real world and situated learning.

Snapshotic's curator insight, August 6, 2:00 AM

Potential aid for dementia sufferers...

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, August 22, 4:28 AM

Looks very interesting.

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Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.


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Donna Farren's curator insight, August 1, 5:16 AM

Nik makes some great points about Moodle - or really putting any content online - there has to be instructional design training, online teaching training or blended teaching training and how to select content for online delivery.  technical training alone is not enough.

irene's curator insight, August 4, 8:51 PM

Interesting observation - echoes my own experience

Mikko Hakala's curator insight, August 7, 2:40 PM

Problems and possibilities of Moodle (and other similar platforms) outlined by Nik Peachey:

 

* Why Moodle courses often suck?

Not so intuitive platform to work with, lack of teacher training and skills to create online learning material (I agree with these points), excess security issues.

 

* What to do to improve.

 

* Comment about ready-made courses.

There are various problems, for example these often contain little student-teacher or peer interaction. I agree that the ready-made digital material, in my experience, is not very personalisable (and therefore difficult to teach in an inspired way).

 

* How to develop your Moodle skills?

The post gives 9 links to practical video tutorials (how to create a quiz, add a youtube, etc.). There are also free Moodle platforms to practice.

 

Read more: http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/why-do-so-many-moodle-courses-suck.html

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elearn Magazine: A Balancing Act Part II: Providing technical support before, during and after the online course

elearn Magazine: A Balancing Act Part II: Providing technical support before, during and after the online course | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

With the recent explosion of online education enrollment; the demand for accessible, flexible, and personalized online courses; as well as educational technology software programs and the like, there is a real need for technical support as part of a learner-centered approach to online education. Learner access and engagement in the online classroom is vital to online learning and when technical barriers are present things can rapidly come to a halt.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 29, 2:31 AM

Some really good tips and advice if you are planning to develop and deliver an online course.

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UnlockYourBrain

UnlockYourBrain | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

Imagine you could learn four new words in a foreign language a day - by integrating it into your every day life. Imagine you could improve your logical thinking and math skills with no effort.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 12:07 AM

A free brain training app for Android users.

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Classgap - Teach Online

Classgap - Teach Online | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

In our online learning space you'll be able to chat, use video and: upload and edit online documents, draw, correct exams and even share your screen. Once the lesson is over, you'll be able to download the edited documents. It's perfect to practise languages, do readings, writings, do exams, homework.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 25, 12:30 AM

This looks like a useful platform if you want to set yourself up as a freelance teacher.

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 10:46 AM

"This looks like a useful platform if you want to set yourself up as a freelance teacher."

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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | Digital literacy and blended learning | Scoop.it

We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.


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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 25, 5:14 PM

Worth the read.

CESSON's curator insight, July 27, 7:35 PM

We are educating the next generation using tech full-time, are our educators prepared? 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, July 31, 11:17 PM

Some good points about building a PLN

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Free Technology for Teachers: Learning Pod - Practice, Create, and Distribute Quizzes

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