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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love | e-Learning | Scoop.it
These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 23, 2014 10:00 PM

Five resources are shared in this post, with explanations about how to use them in your classroom. All have free versions available.

* LessonPaths (http://www.lessonpaths.com/) allows you to put together groups of web resources and other digital resources in one location. (This was called MentorMob.)

* Blendspace (https://www.blendspace.com/schools) is similar to LessonPaths but with a different look to it. Check them both out to see which fits your needs.

* Geddit (http://letsgeddit.com/) provides a space where you can ask questions and students can respond using most any digital device that can access the Internet.

* TED-Ed (http://letsgeddit.com/) is a resource that provides lessons that include a video, questions, resources and a discussion forum and allow you to flip any lesson you find. Additional videos are added frequently.

* Powtoon (http://www.powtoon.com) allows you to create videos using templates. It is a little more complex to learn and you will be limited to five minute videos unless you subscribe. There is an educational version available.

Have fun exploring these tools and creating content to engage your students!

Lori Wilk's curator insight, March 23, 2014 11:14 PM

This list of webistes offers suggestions for sites with tools  to help teachers to create interactive learning environment from surveys, to lessons, to making short videos. Super helpful escpecially since there's both free and paid versions available. You can have teaching tools on a zero or low budget.#education#technology.  

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Nik Peachey's Pinterest Infographics Collection

Nik Peachey's Pinterest Infographics Collection | e-Learning | Scoop.it
A collection of infographics related to technology and education.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 11, 2013 4:40 PM

Dozens of infographics selected by expert Curator Nik Peachy.  This is a great Pinterest collection! 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:37 AM

Looks useful and interesting.

Katterley's curator insight, August 13, 2013 1:10 AM

Nik Peachey is a great source of information for social media knowledge, so I thought I'd start "scooping" here.

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Top 100 Apps for Teachers, Students and Researchers

Top 100 Apps for Teachers, Students and Researchers | e-Learning | Scoop.it

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TopUniversities's comment, November 20, 2013 6:48 PM
Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topuniversities.com/blog/top-10-apps-marketing-students
TopUniversities's comment, November 20, 2013 6:48 PM
Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topuniversities.com/blog/top-10-apps-marketing-students
Aidan C. O'Brien's curator insight, October 6, 2014 9:28 PM

well all my work is done...

 

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Redefining Learning Through Screencasting

Redefining Learning Through Screencasting | e-Learning | Scoop.it
Introducing new technology into the classroom, especially iPads, can be overwhelming -- even daunting.

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Learning with 'e's: 10 characteristics of authentic learning

Learning with 'e's: 10 characteristics of authentic learning | e-Learning | Scoop.it

"I argued yesterday that authentic learning is a vital part of education in the 21st Century. The need to create learning opportunities that are grounded in reality, and form a concrete basis for real world transferable knowledge and skills has never been more important. We also need authentic assessment for learning. Too often in school classrooms around the world the delivery of content is abstract, disconnected and decontextualised. Students are then regularly tested on their recall of what they have 'learnt' and graded as successes or failures. But exactly what is their success or failure? And what does this process of assessment teach students about the school system? ."


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Learning with 'e's: 5 technologies to promote creative learning

Learning with 'e's: 5 technologies to promote creative learning | e-Learning | Scoop.it

by Steve Wheeler

 

"Teachers are constantly searching for new ways to promote good learning. If those ideas can also encourage creative thinking, they are even more welcome in the classroom. Technology can provide some of those creative solutions. Here are just five ideas for using technology to support learning, while promoting creative thinking, and I'm sure that with a little thought you will be able to adapt them to your own subject area."


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Three Aspects to Learn from Steve Jobs in Designing E-learning Courses

Three Aspects to Learn from Steve Jobs in Designing E-learning Courses...
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Keeping Students Engaged in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus

Keeping Students Engaged in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus | e-Learning | Scoop.it

By: Ronald C. Jones


As an online instructor, I can fulfill the minimum requirements of the university regarding interacting with students, or I can create a learning environment that facilitates student engagement in the classroom. Students enroll in online classes because of the need for scheduling flexibility, work-life-school balance, costs, and convenience. Although online learning holds many advantages, the potential drawbacks revolve around the lack of personal interaction between the instructor and student, as well as the student-to-student contact. Keeping students engaged in the course is a vital function of an effective instructor.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 16, 2013 12:06 PM

Strong commonsense advice.  To summarize; use the online teaching environment to connect to your students with empathy and compassion.


Do more than the minimum. Be a teacher. 

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Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine

Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth  Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine | e-Learning | Scoop.it

"For the past ten years, Richard Mayer and his colleagues at the University of California at Santa Barbara have conducted a series of controlled experiments on how to best use audio, text, and graphics to optimize learning in multimedia. Six media element principles can be defined based on Mayer’s work. What follows is a summary of these principles along with supporting examples, psychological rationale, and research."


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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:59 PM

I like these principles (and I like that there is some research to establish why they work)

Phil Turner's curator insight, September 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Not enough references, and not direct references, which is what my "yet to be convinced" colleagues are looking for ... but the principles are logical and probably good starting points for a bit of further reading and discussion in development workshops for professional development of higher ed teachers

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:13 PM

Take any e-Lesson — show it to five people and ask them what they think. My bet is you will get five different opinions about the quality of the courseware. But, wait! What if the five reviewers are educational “experts” — specialists with advanced degrees in training and education? Now you might expect a greater consensus. Based on my experience over the past three years reviewing courses with experts, I predict a little more agreement; but it’s not likely to be anything close to a consensus.

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E-Learning: Did you know..

E-Learning: Did you know.. | e-Learning | Scoop.it
Many people love learning new facts and finding out new things. But were you aware that there are plenty of things that you are not aware of, especially in the e-learning space? (E-Learning: Did you know.
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How to design your online course

How to design your online course | e-Learning | Scoop.it
You can follow this simplified course design guide lines stage by stage. State the rational for your online course, e.g. to reach a wider audience, etc...

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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, September 30, 2013 2:43 AM

I love this mind map!!!

David Nandigam's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:27 AM

“Now I existed solely thanks to the quantum paradox, my brain a collection of qubits in quantum superposition, encoding truths and memories, imagination and irrationality in opposing, contradictory states that existed and didn't exist, all at the same time.” ― Robin Wasserman, Crashed

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 1:13 PM
  • WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

    The  key factors are: Learners’ age, back ground knowledge, the purpose of learning, the learners’ circumstances (employed, students, unemployed, etc…)

  • DO YOU HAVE THE COURSE CURRICULUM?

    In many cases the course curriculum does exist, for example: National Curriculum, University course modules , In-house corporate training.

  • WHAT EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS NEED TO BE MET?

    All external examination bodies provide an exam guide or syllabus which you have to insure your course will address them.

  • WHAT IS THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT?

    Would your learners attend any face to face classes? Do they access their course from home, work, or college? Do they work as a group or individuals?

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20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | e-Learning | Scoop.it
20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:08 AM

Great infographic! Useful suggestions.

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Framework for assuring quality in distance learning courses

Framework for assuring quality in distance learning courses | e-Learning | Scoop.it
Richard Walker and Wayne Britcliffe will be presenting a framework for assuring quality in the delivery of distance learning courses to delegates at the Association for Learning Technology’s annual conference (10-12 September, Nottingham). The framework was developed by a working group of the University’s Distance Learning Forum and is available in hard copy format and in an interactive format as well, and has just been released by the University under a creative commons licence to the HE sector.

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Vantaan ammattiopisto Varia's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:33 AM

Laatuympyröistä saa nopeasti käsityksen siitä, mitä asioita kannattaa ajatella tehdessään verkkototeutuksia.

Damon Ing's curator insight, July 3, 12:17 AM
All distance learning instructors want to assure quality in all their distance learning classes. This article provides a framework to assist the instructor in understanding the important parts to development and implementation of a distance learning class. Continue to read this article to see how your classes stack up. 
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The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic

The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic | e-Learning | Scoop.it

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students. The handy infographic takes a look at different types of assessments and their attributes and questions. Keep reading to learn more.


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Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, July 31, 2013 5:47 AM

A useful summary of how assessement is used in education to inform and demonstrate learning.

Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 2, 2013 1:41 PM

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students.

Dee KC's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:25 PM

following the DfE's assessing without levels guidance this looks like  god place to start when reviewing how you measure progress

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Giving Students Feedback With Kaizena (Voice Comments) Tutorial

Published on Sep 10, 2013

Use your voice to give students feedback about their papers in Google Docs. I've only played with this a little bit so far, but I'm really excited to be able to use Kaizena to give my students feedback this year. Being able to add links to resources and reuse those links for other students is so helpful. If you have questions I'm on twitter @JenRoberts1 and the guys who make kaizena are @kaizenaFB if you have feedback for them, or email founders@kaizena.com


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David Miles's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:17 PM

I think this has the potential to be of great use with English Language Learners, especially since they tend to understand the spoken word better than the written.

Maryalice Leister's comment, September 20, 2013 6:29 PM
Very true, David. One more tool to meet the needs of individual learners.
harish magan's comment, September 20, 2013 10:57 PM
OK. it is indeed very good
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The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year - Edudemic

The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year - Edudemic | e-Learning | Scoop.it
The school year is upon us. It’s quite literally the time for teachers, students, parents, school administrators, and everyone else to begin spending the vast majority of their day at a school. Whether it’s college, high school, middle school, or elementary levels, it’s school time. That means teachers need to be up to speed and ready to rock the classroom. In order to do that, we thought it’d be useful to know about the most popular teacher tools that we’re hearing about. We’ve assembled a list of the basic and popular tools that we’ve seen used in modern classrooms around the world. They may not be the most cutting-edge but, instead, you can rest assured that they’re tried and tested.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 6, 2013 6:36 PM

Time to go back to school?  Put a few of these tools into your kit.  Have a great new year! 

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Assessment Tools for MOOCs

Assessment Tools for MOOCs | e-Learning | Scoop.it
As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible--scalable--assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options.

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David J MacFadyen's curator insight, September 6, 2013 12:30 PM

If assessment is necessary, even in the transition phase.

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Mike Taylor's Blog - E-Learning Heroes

Mike Taylor's Blog - E-Learning Heroes | e-Learning | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.
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First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education

First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education | e-Learning | Scoop.it

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D:

"All of my classes, regardless of student age or demographics – elementary gifted students or graduate students, begin with ice-breakers and team-building activities.  I recently developed a passion for using students’ mobile devices to do so as this devices have become natural and personalized extensions of students’ “selves.”"


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joellemillery's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:54 PM

 it looks good:-)

 

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:46 AM

This is one of the first resources to actively use digital tools to upgrade the minutes before instruction starts.  In my professional experience this would be very useful.  I think this is a new area that can be developed further to build in opportunities for students to use technology to deepen their learning.  What do you think?  Would you use this new resource?

Chris Goldsmith's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:33 AM

Done similar things with Padlet.

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I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip

I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip | e-Learning | Scoop.it
So you want to flip your class? In this how to video I explain the idea behind flipping, some things to think about as you begin and some concrete steps to g...

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:01 PM
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This video not only provides an explantion of flipping and how to begin this process it also provides great resources (if you click on the Show More button under the description). There you will find links to four "great content curators" (these sites have content across many subject areas) as well as links to educational content creators (more focused on a specific area)  and a variety of websites that tend to post daily and you may want to subscribe to. The video also provides you with a "tutorial" of how to create a video if you want to flip your class. Thanks to Keith Hughes and HipHughesHistory to providing this wonderful resource!

Mike Dilger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:18 AM

Some ideas about flipping. There are various degrees of flipping and you can start small and flip quite successfully, with good results.  

Mary Anne Parrish's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:49 PM

This teacher has it going on!  Very entertaining and full of fantastic information and tips for the beginning flipper!

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Top 5 Ways to Use Mind Maps for E-Learning

Top 5 Ways to Use Mind Maps for E-Learning | e-Learning | Scoop.it
Are you interested in improving your eLearning? These 5 techniques will help you leverage the power of Mind Maps and encourage you to utilize online Mind Maps in particular. Follow these tips to transform your eLearning using online Mind Maps.

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Christopher Pappas's curator insight, September 18, 2013 9:49 AM

How Mind Maps Can Be Used As An Effective Tool For eLearning

 

Are you interested in improving your eLearning? These 5 techniques will help you leverage the power of Mind Maps and encourage you to utilize online Mind Maps in particular. Follow these tips to transform your eLearning using online Mind Maps.

http://elearningindustry.com/top-5-ways-to-use-mind-maps-for-e-learning

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Post-Course Evaluations for E-Learning: 60+ Questions to Include - E-Learning Heroes

Post-Course Evaluations for E-Learning: 60+ Questions to Include - E-Learning Heroes | e-Learning | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.

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Best Online Education & E-Learning Websites

Best Online Education & E-Learning Websites | e-Learning | Scoop.it
In this blog post I want to share with you some of the best and most popular e-learning or online education websites out there.
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15 Ways To Become A Better Self-Learner - Edudemic

15 Ways To Become A Better Self-Learner - Edudemic | e-Learning | Scoop.it
For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a traditional classroom.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2013 7:35 PM

Online learning will teach you to become a more independent learner. Learning online also delivers a better understanding of technology. All this is in addtion to the specific curriculum you are studying.  


Sometimes it helps to spell out just what it takes to be an independent learner. (I'm guessing you didn't learn this in high school, or even college.)

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Building Community in Online Learning Classes

Presentation slides for talk on building community in online courses.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, May 9, 2013 4:30 PM

@jackiegerstein offers some practical suggestions for how to build an online learning community with your students. These include:

* get to know each other

* make it interactive

* focus on student-to-student interactions

* use familiar skills such as texting and photo-sharing

* use multimedia (go beyond text)

* make it fun, creative and engaging

* give students a voice and face

 

A number of useful activities are suggested too from slide 27 ->