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PVLEGS: A Public Speaking Acronym that's Transforming my Students into Speakers, not just Talkers | Teaching the Core

PVLEGS: A Public Speaking Acronym that's Transforming my Students into Speakers, not just Talkers | Teaching the Core | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

 Dave Stuart writes: "As Erik Palmer quickly points out in Well Spoken: Teaching Speaking to AllStudents, oral communication skills are tops on the list of what employers want (in recent NACE Job Outlook surveys, “the ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization” has consistently ranked in the top 4 skills employers most desire in job candidates). This is one reason I appreciate the Common Core: though there are still plenty of problems with the implementation process around the nation, they at very least make clearer that speaking and listening are crucial skills."


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This is fantastic!  It is so true - and so important.  Something I rarely consider.  Gave me A LOT to think about!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 16, 2014 3:40 PM

Another extremely helpful post from Dave Stuart.  We used to have a program in our district called Speechmasters.  Students were given very specific direction (make three points, eye contact, etc.) and while it looked a bit robotic in 4th grade, students developed decent public speaking skills. (In fact, I knew several girls who face to face were still extremely shy, but could stand up in church and do readings in front of 500 people!)


This post would be great to share with all subject area teachers!

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Presentation Tips For Delivering an Amazing Webinar

Presentation Tips For Delivering an Amazing Webinar | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Understand the presentation secrets to creating engaging webinars that will have your audience glued to their screens. These webinar presentation tips will help

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 6, 5:46 AM

Useful tips about how to present your stuff at webinars.

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10 Tools for More Interactive Videos 

10 Tools for More Interactive Videos  | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Forget about PowerPoints with voice-over — that's old school. These "new school" apps can help you engage your students while they're learning from your lectures.

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Some great tools and ideas here!
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 7, 2:52 PM
A couple of interesting tools here. 
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 3:30 PM
La vidéo n'est plus uniquement pour les spécialistes ! C'est à la portée de tous. Vous pouvez surtout demander aux étudiants de créer des films au lieu d'une présentation en classe.
Janette Planck's curator insight, June 13, 5:49 AM
Technologies to assist

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MIT releases Online Education Policy Initiative report

MIT releases Online Education Policy Initiative report | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
A new MIT report on online education policy analyzes the current state of higher education and consider how advances in learning science and online technology might shape its future.
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I have heard the term "learning engineer" used before - maybe in the early 2000's when #onlinelearning was really beginning to boom.  But I like the way they use it here: "would have expertise in a discipline as well as in learning science and educational technologies, and would integrate knowledge across fields to design and optimize learning experiences."  I feel like an elearning specialist with knowledge in educational technologies and optimizing learning experiences, people seem to doubt my content expertise.  Either they want me only to design courses with a SME or the teacher wants to put their own course together because they don't believe I have the content knowledge and want me to come in at the end and "fix it up."  And let me tell you - that is not easy to do when you were not in on the design.  I find this report interesting.
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7 Lessons In Persuasion From People Who Get Kids To Eat Veggies

7 Lessons In Persuasion From People Who Get Kids To Eat Veggies | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

Trying to win over a tough customer? The FoodCorps knows what you’re going through. Founded in 2009, this organization sends young service members to schools in disadvantaged communities with the goal of getting kids to eat more vegetables.

They have their work cut out for them. "We have a culture that is really great at marketing unhealthy food to all of us and to kids in particular," says Curt Ellis, the cofounder and chief executive officer of FoodCorps. Our bodies love salty and sugary tastes, and kids, perhaps for evolutionary reasons, are naturally wary of new foods.

Some research finds that kids need to be exposed to foods a dozen times before they’ll accept them, which is a problem for lower-income families who can’t afford to waste a dozen servings of kale. "If you have a limited budget to spend on food for your kids, you’re not going to buy foods your kids might spit out," says Ellis.


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The FoodCorps wins over the toughest possible customers. Here's how they succeed, and how you can too.

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Liberty Kinderman's curator insight, March 29, 2:12 AM

The FoodCorps wins over the toughest possible customers. Here's how they succeed, and how you can too.

Disera Doss's curator insight, March 29, 7:15 AM

The FoodCorps wins over the toughest possible customers. Here's how they succeed, and how you can too.

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The FoodCorps wins over the toughest possible customers. Here's how they succeed, and how you can too.

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Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 

 


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Why Is A Virtual Classroom Better Than A Real One? - eLearning Industry

Why Is A Virtual Classroom Better Than A Real One? - eLearning Industry | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

VThe analysis of such situations shows that effective eLearning can take the best from traditional education and even surpass it. Modern learning tools should allow instructors and students to create, edit, and comment on all presented materials. This will encourage discussion and keep everybody updated on the latest news. Webinars and instant messages in chats are especially necessary in the corporate sector, for example when new products are put on the market and the first hands-on experiences are highly valued


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Valid points.  E-Learning has evolved. There are so many tools now and ways to collaborate and communicate online.

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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, March 11, 12:11 PM

Valid points.  E-Learning has evolved. There are so many tools now and ways to collaborate and communicate online.

Pam Huff's curator insight, March 20, 10:40 AM

Valid points.  E-Learning has evolved. There are so many tools now and ways to collaborate and communicate online.

Valeria Valdiviez's curator insight, April 3, 3:34 AM
Brilliant, as usual.

Brilliant, as usual.

 
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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

Design Thinking, Deconstructed | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 

 


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At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


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


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 2, 4:10 PM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


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


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



Melanie COVINHES's curator insight, March 8, 4:29 AM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


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


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



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The NFL's magic yellow line, explained - VOX

"Since the late 1990s, the virtual yellow line has been quietly enhancing football broadcasts by giving viewers a live, intuitive guide to the state of play. The graphic is engineered to appear painted on the field, rather than simply plopped on top of the players, so it doesn't distract from the game at all.

The line debuted during a September 27, 1998, game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. It was developed by a company called Sportvision Inc. and operated by six people in a 48-foot semi-truck parked outside the stadium. 

ESPN was the only network that immediately agreed to pay the steep price of $25,000 per game. Before long, other companies began offering the yellow line to the other networks, and now you won't see a football game without it."


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OK, not much about distance learning here but great STEM resource and just plain fascinating!
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When We Worry About Screen Time, Are We Worrying About the Wrong Thing?

When We Worry About Screen Time, Are We Worrying About the Wrong Thing? | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

The real question we should be asking is not just, how long are they watching? But also, what are they seeing? How is it affecting them? How does what they see challenge their existing beliefs? What sort of cognitive loads and higher order thinking skills do they volunteer themselves for with their online behavior? Do we want them being told a story from a book, or creating their own story in an digital universe where they’re in control? Which one more naturally creates thinking habits and behavioral shifts and skill acquisition that they can transfer to the real world?


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Some interesting points.

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Struggling Students Motivate Districts To Add Online Blended Learning -- THE Journal

Struggling Students Motivate Districts To Add Online Blended Learning -- THE Journal | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Most schools providing online or blended learning programs rely on their own district budgets for funding, according to a new survey from Fuel Education.
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We have found several of the attribute they found in the report to be true in our antidotal findings in our K-12 settings. It is nice to have the research behind it.
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MOOCs in 2015: Breaking Down the Numbers

MOOCs in 2015: Breaking Down the Numbers | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

"Have massive open online courses emerged from the Trough of Disillusionment to the Slopes of Enlightenment? Wherever MOOCs belong on the Gartner Hype Cycle, one thing is clear: there are more courses and students now than ever before."


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Great information on numbers and how MOOC's have progressed over the years.
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How To Invite Someone To a Video Conference Over Email

How To Invite Someone To a Video Conference Over Email | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Lots of us use video conferencing, either to catch up with friends, or when being interviewed for a job. But how do you invite people to a video conference over email?

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Some helpful tools here. #videoconferencing
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Education myth: American students are over-tested - The Hechinger Report

Education myth: American students are over-tested - The Hechinger Report | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Andreas Schleicher, an international education expert based in Paris, attended a summit at the White House last month, and left feeling frustrated by the anti-testing backlash in this country. “I listened to several presentations. You got this impression, if they would only get rid of tests, everything would improve,” said Schleicher, who oversees the education and skills …
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Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox

Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Ever felt the urge to launch a YouTube channel, only to find that the results don't quite pass muster? A new web app called Showbox is the answer.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 6, 5:58 AM

Showbox is a new web app (in Beta stage) for creating videos. You will need a Chrome browser to use it.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 7:39 AM
This is an excellent resource for your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Comparing the Effectiveness of Online and Face-to-Face Credit Recovery in Algebra I

Comparing the Effectiveness of Online and Face-to-Face Credit Recovery in Algebra I | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
This brief compares educational outcomes through the second year of high school for students who took an online credit recovery course and those who took a face-to-face credit recovery course. The authors conclude that online courses must continue to improve to meet the needs of high-risk students seeking to recover credits.
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Both face-to-face and online credit recovery did not seem to have great results.  Lending interest in the blended learning approach for credit recovery.
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This Inspiring TED Talk Celebrates Imperfection as the Key to Success

This Inspiring TED Talk Celebrates Imperfection as the Key to Success | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

True innovation starts with ditching the ideal of perfection.

 

Studies have shown that self-doubt can potentially be a major hurdle to women's success. There's evidence we might not ask for a promotion, apply for a job we're absolutely qualified for or execute on a big idea because we're not as confident in our abilities as men.

 


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Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. We're taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A's. Boys, on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, crawl to the top of the monkey bars and then just jump off head first.

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Dané Davis's curator insight, March 10, 5:43 PM

Are we still teaching our girls growing up to avoid risk and failure, while their counterparts are taught to play rough, swing high, and crawl to the top of the monkey bars just to jump off head first?  Are we perpetuating habits that stiffen women in their future success? 

june holley's curator insight, March 14, 8:14 AM

Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. We're taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A's. Boys, on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, crawl to the top of the monkey bars and then just jump off head first.

Melissa Ness's curator insight, March 15, 9:12 AM

Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. We're taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A's. Boys, on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, crawl to the top of the monkey bars and then just jump off head first.

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Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans, but few expect their own jobs to
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Sebastian Thrun: AI Pioneer Seeks Education Revolution

Sebastian Thrun: AI Pioneer Seeks Education Revolution | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
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Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic)

Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic) | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.

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Nice infographic to keep as a reminder while building courses.

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Josi Sierra's curator insight, March 1, 1:57 AM
¿Como implican al alumnado los profes innovadores? Con 10 estrategias pedagogicas innovadoras ;-)
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How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


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How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


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Carol S. Dweck: Brainology: Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn

Carol S. Dweck: Brainology: Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

"In our society, we seem to worship talent — and we often portray it as a gift. Now we can see that this is not motivating to our students."


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Daniel Jäggli's curator insight, March 8, 5:52 AM

Here's a challenge:  Read this research start to finish.

Then think about your beliefs regarding teaching and learning. 

Does this change you?

Jan Ross's curator insight, March 21, 9:35 AM

When students learn to breathe they open a door to self-knowledge.  Imagine learning in middle school that you can grow your brain and maximise your potential? Brainology is a science based approach that works. 

Jan Ross's curator insight, March 21, 9:35 AM

When students learn to breathe they open a door to self-knowledge.  Imagine learning in middle school that you can grow your brain and maximise your potential? Brainology is a science based approach that works. 

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Why many kids are leaving social networks

Why many kids are leaving social networks | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

Facebook? Twitter? Meh. Modern teens are opting out of the online public square.


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Very interesting ... especially about the impact it has on narrowing their world views to only people who think like them.  The power of the Internet is to connect people with diverse ideas and to think somehow it has become a tool to close people out with different ideas is startling.

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What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us

What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
New insights about teaching, publishing and intellectual history.
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This is very cool! And an easy way to lose track of time!
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This map shows where 42 of the greatest American novels took place

This map shows where 42 of the greatest American novels took place | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Where did your favorite books happen?

 

Tags: mapping, English.


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This is fun and cool!  Great way to get in cross curricular lessons!

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Employment law grapples with social media

Employment law grapples with social media | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
The recent sacking of an employee over a Facebook post raises employment law issues, writes Michael Coates.
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"Employees need to realise that aggressive or abusive posts can come back to haunt them. Employers and recruitment companies often screen social media sites to see what applicants or employees may be saying. It can reflect on your status at work and be a negative to promotion or being hired."
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Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences

Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences

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