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Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain

Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Welcome to your Wondermind
Wondermind is about a few things. It’s about the brilliant, amazing and truly mind-boggling stuff that’s going on inside your brain as you grow. It’s about the art of Alice in Wonderland, the exhibition at Tate Liverpool. And it’s about putting together both of those things: mixing art with science. Being good at one doesn’t mean you can’t be good at the other (in fact, it’s often the opposite).


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Weekend Website #89: Rubrics for Web 2.0 Tools

Weekend Website #89: Rubrics for Web 2.0 Tools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
I've used a few of the rubrics and each time, been quite impressed.

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Critical Thinking On The Web

Critical Thinking On The Web | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A directory of quality online resources for critical thinking.

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Quantum computer built inside a diamond | KurzweilAI

Quantum computer built inside a diamond | KurzweilAI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The first multi-qubit computer with protection against decoherence (noise that prevents the computer from functioning properly) has been developed by an international team of scientists.
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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short.


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Issuu - Nik Peachey's Publications

Issuu - Nik Peachey's Publications | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Nik Peachey is a freelance educational consultant, writer and teacher trainer specialising in web based technologies for language learning and development. As well as publishing in journals and with ELT publishers, he also publishes his own work on 4 free websites. Nik holds an M.Ed in ELT and technology from Manchester University and is also a PRINCE 2 qualified Project Manager.


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Publish a Multimedia Web Page Instantly: Checkthis

Publish a Multimedia Web Page Instantly: Checkthis | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Robin Good: With no need for registration, no set-up, and no installation requirements Checkthis makes it as easy as it can get, to publish a web page of multimedia content on the web.

 

As soon as you click the Create a Page button, you can start immediately adding a main title, text, and any type of additional content including images, audio, web links, lists, video, maps, tweets and more. 

 

The appearance of the page can also be customized somewhat by changing the background image and specifying colors for each one of the content components present on a page.

 

Other features include the ability to make your web page "private" or public, and whether it will "expire" after some time. Only in the case you want to keep your web page "private" you will need to login into Checkthis by using Twitter/Facebook or Google as sign-in intermediaries. 

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Find out more or try it out immediately (better): http://checkthis.com/ 


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Jodi Lynn's curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:44 AM

If you've ever thought of starting a blog or wanting to create a simple website yourself, this may be a good option for you. Also great for students!

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Teaching to the Common Core State Standards Using Blended Instruction

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Teach technology and media literacy while providing students more opportunities to develop their reading, writing, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills. More effectively prepare your students for life beyond high school!


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Hybrid or Blended Learning - 136 Resources | EDUCAUSE

Hybrid or Blended Learning - 136 Resources | EDUCAUSE | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Hybrid learning starts with the learner. The teacher controls what learning is delivered in blended learning environments.


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Games-Based Learning Experiences: Testing the principles with teachers and students | futurelab

Games-Based Learning Experiences: Testing the principles with teachers and students | futurelab | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Digital Writing and the Common Core | NWP Digital Is

Digital Writing and the Common Core | NWP Digital Is | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

“Writing today,” say the authors of Because Digital Writing Matters, “is pervasively and generally digital; composed with digital tools; created out of word, image, sound, and motion; circulated in digital environments; and consumed across a wide range of digital platforms.” Many teachers are wondering, however, whether digital writing can align with the English Language Arts strand of the Common Core State Standards, now adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. Many Digital Is resources demonstrate that it can.


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Library Instruction with Twitter

Library Instruction with Twitter | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Twitter (twitter.com) has morphed from being an online social media platform used for a quick updating of one’s life events to a powerful and popular social networking tool having a broader scope for giving and receiving information to and from...

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52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students - Online Colleges

52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students - Online Colleges | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability. We’ve discovered 52 great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student, with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive."


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Ten Videos Every Educator Should Watch (and Reflect on) | Eductechalogy

Ten Videos Every Educator Should Watch (and Reflect on) | Eductechalogy | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The internet abound with videos for educators, some contextual and benefit educators in particular situations at a particular time (e.g. tools tutorials) while others are timeless by focusing on what really matters in education.


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100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School | The Committed Sardine | Diigo

100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School | The Committed Sardine | Diigo | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

If you’re a student, teacher, or administrator at a middle school looking into adopting iPads for educational purposes, it’s important to know that the iPad is more than just an easy way to browse the web or visit the app store. There are actually thousands of educational apps hiding in the bowels of the app store.


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Cool or fool? Which of these news stories are fake? | KurzweilAI

Cool or fool? Which of these news stories are fake? | KurzweilAI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
OK, we admit it may not always be obvious, but KurzweilAI does not make up its news items. Really. Well ... except this time.
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Where is reflection in the learning process?

Where is reflection in the learning process? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

I asked the students to get in small groups to discuss these questions. They got in their groups and just looked at one another with baffled looks on their faces while remaining silent. I tried rewording the questions and providing examples and still got blank looks when they returned to their group discussions.


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Azhar Youssef's comment, February 26, 2012 8:05 AM
Thanks Nik for this wonderful article. Yes, we need to teach students how to reflect on their learning process.
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Getting Learning out of the Classroom with Augmented Reality

Getting Learning out of the Classroom with Augmented Reality | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

For a while now I have been expounding the wonders of augmented reality (See: Augmented Reality and Web 3.0) , so I thought it was time at last to give some examples of how we can actually get students using this technology and to show how it can superimpose the Internet onto their physical world. So here are some teaching suggestion which exploit two augmented reality type apps and gives students some reading, listening and speaking practice, as well as a bit of exercise.


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5 Free Tools for Recording Google+ Hangouts

5 Free Tools for Recording Google+ Hangouts | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Until Google+ adds session recording functionality, we've found five workarounds that will help you record your next Hangout — for free.

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12 Websites Types You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress: Tutorial

12 Websites Types You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress: Tutorial | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Discover these 12 *unusual* uses of the popular WordPress platform and build a plethora of creative websites using simple plugins.

 

WordPress is the preferred blogging platform for over 35 million bloggers, and this WordPress Tutorial will show you some very interesting (yet uncommon) ways to use WordPress. Although the majority of users choose WordPress’ easy-to-use software for blogging, its power extends far beyond building blogs and static websites. In fact, with over 12,000 plugins available today, you can make your WordPress site do virtually anything you can imagine (well…. except for maybe cutting your grass)!

 

Not only is it dynamic and capable of doing what you want, WordPress plugins do exactly what they are described to do and “plug right in to your WordPress blog”. This means that with simple configurations a world of opportunity is open to even the most basic user. To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a list of our favorite uncommon uses of WordPress.

 

Read  more: http://blog.freeblogfactory.com/12-websites-you-can-build-with-wordpress/


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How to Harness Your Attention in The Age of Distraction

How to Harness Your Attention  in The Age of Distraction | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Great illustration by Anthony Weeks for Howard Rhinegold - His new book Netsmart is out, the link below will tell you all you need to know.

 

Being able to navigate through all the noise in this day and age is crucial.  This illustration via (Howard Rhinegold) speaks volumes.

 

Illustration of "Mindfulness/Metacognition" by Anthony Weeks for
http://www.rheingold.com/netsmart

 

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Stephen Downes’ overview of e-learning: and a little history lesson - by Tony Bates

Stephen Downes’ overview of e-learning: and a little history lesson - by Tony Bates | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In general, I try to complement rather than repeat what Stephen writes (which is just as well, seeing how prolific he is). However, I’m highlighting his latest post, because it brings together all in one place an overview of his views on the development of e-learning, and in particular the different aspects and approaches to e-learning that have developed over more than 20 years


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James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games

The gaming expert shares insights into why video games are such effective learning tools.


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100 Mobile Tools for Teachers | Cellphones.org

100 Mobile Tools for Teachers | Cellphones.org | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Cherrye Moore

 

"It is a common-known fact that teaching is a labor of love for most educators. They are overworked and under-appreciated and many of them spend their own money, time and energy to improve their students’ education. With all of the new mobile tools on the market today, teachers can more easily work from satellite locations, share educational resources and access school-related data directly from their cell phones. Here are 100 mobile tools for teachers that make the grade."


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Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App | Fast Company

Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App | Fast Company | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Khan Academy, the wildly popular YouTube lecture series, has launched its free, new iPad app in Apple's store. The enhanced version of Khan Academy includes time-syncing between devices--no Internet connection required--an interactive transcript of the lectures for easy searching, and a handy scrubber for moving between parts of the lectures. Perhaps more importantly, now that more schools have begun adopting Khan's lectures for their own classrooms, the iPad app could possibly replace or supplement textbooks, saving cash-strapped schools and students a lot of money."


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