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Critical Thinking: Keeping Your Child's Mind Active this Summer

Critical Thinking: Keeping Your Child's Mind Active this Summer | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. This article explores critical thinking in elementary school children and offers guidance to parents that helps keep young minds active during the summer months and all year long.
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50 Higher Ed Admins Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic

50 Higher Ed Admins Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here, you’ll find a list of college professors, provosts, chancellors, and deans who are using Twitter to connect with other higher ed professionals, share information about their schools, build a stronger relationship with their communities, and sometimes, just to have fun. Give them a read to get connected with these administrators and to learn more about what it takes to make a college or university work.

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Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom

Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom...


Awhile ago, I wrote about the beginning of the one-to-one iPad journey in my classroom. I have always appreciated when others have shared not only their pedagogy, but the organization of their tools or classroom as well. I’ve also had more people ask me questions about my set-up than how I use iPads to actually teach in my classroom, so here’s my “share”.

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The Future of Undergraduate Teaching - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Future of Undergraduate Teaching - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here is one possible scenario. First, most teaching in the early years of an undergraduate degree will gradually cease to be via lectures and will instead take the form of online presentations produced by professionally trained presenters backed up by teams of academics. This online content will be paralleled by peer tuition (or teaching by questioning) which, when done well, is clearly effective (see here and here), and the associated growth of so-called learning analytics. Lectures may well become special occasions in which the best-known academics make their presence felt. Meanwhile, small group teaching will make a come-back in all years, especially in the best universities. In other words, a new hybrid will take the place of the old, one in which I suspect that face-to-face experience and other forms of direct experience (like international experience) will actually become more valued.

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How Exercise Can Jog the Memory

How Exercise Can Jog the Memory | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
People who exercised regularly and on the day of testing did better on memory tests and were less anxious than their more sedentary peers. But a gene that controls production of a certain protein may determine who benefits from exercise.


For those of us who work online, it's always a good practice to take time away from the keyboard and screen for exercise.  I especially recommend a good walk when the tech frustrations start to bubble! ~ Dennis

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5 Reflections for Teachers Heading Into Summer Break

5 Reflections for Teachers Heading Into Summer Break | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

I believe we all want to engage our students in the creation and re-creation of their thoughts, ideas, hopes and dreams, that are relevant to the world they will live in. Not the world we were told was in store for us. Beyond the curriculum, we are in fact teaching our students life skills that will hopefully empower them to make smart choices for the rest of their lives.


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Brain Dip Magazine

Brain Dip Magazine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"We developed Brain Dip Magazine to add some zest to your middle-school curriculum. Maybe you just want to download it for FREE from the Apple App Store, maybe you are interested in making it part of your curriculum, or maybe you would just like to see the printed version. Either way, we are sure that you and your students will find yourself dipping into it. The AIS learning & research methodology is designed to help students connect education with real-life events. It enables students to ask questions about current events, conduct unbiased research, and share their findings with their classmates. Brain Dip Magazine can act as the core element of the AIS learning & research methodology, whether it is used in digital format for the iPad or as a printed version.


The goal is to create a student-driven learning environment in which educators act as learning coaches, guiding students to ask meaningful questions that offer substantial research possibilities as well as offering feedback on their research and its outcome."

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University of Nebraska: Online Philosophy of Education, Online Research Methods

University of Nebraska: Online Philosophy of Education, Online Research Methods | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Teach undergraduate level online courses including, but not limited to an introduction to education course, TE 100 Teaching in a Democratic Society.

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10 Colleges Most Creatively Using Mobile Technology | Online Universities

10 Colleges Most Creatively Using Mobile Technology | Online Universities | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Get inspired by some of thecreative ways these schools have harnessed mobile media for current and future students.
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Distance Learning 101: The Ins and Outs of Online Education - Guide To Online Schools

Distance Learning 101: The Ins and Outs of Online Education - Guide To Online Schools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The following set of articles are designed to answer any preliminary questions you may have about online education. The articles cover the pros and cons, misconceptions, and overall process of attending online school.

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TeacherStream

TeacherStream | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Discovering innovations with K-12 teachers...


We are an open-source network of online and blended educators. You're invited to share information, cool resources, events, and your ideas. Feel free to start a special interest group below.

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What Is Systems Thinking?: Interactive Components of Video Games Are Perfect Examples

What Is Systems Thinking?: Interactive Components of Video Games Are Perfect Examples | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Systems thinking is the process of understanding how a group of interacting, interrelated, interdependent components influence each other within the whole. Rather than viewing each problem as an independent entity, it must be considered in the context of its relationship to other parts of the system. Systems thinking teaches students how to solve problems, communicate, use data, and design policies for greater success.

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Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind | Langwitches Blog

Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind | Langwitches Blog | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Silvia Tolisano has developed an excellent rubric for assessing educational apps from the point of view of their efficacy in promoting transformative uses of the iPad. Within her description of how she arrived at the rubric, Silvia provides links to a number of additional powerful resources. Great blog post and looks like a great tool. -JL


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Online Spanish Instructor & Course Developer

Online Spanish Instructor & Course Developer | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

We are looking for educators who are fluent in Spanish to teach beginning and intermediate Spanish courses for Education Portal Academy. This is a project-based contract position with flexible hours that will be completed through telecommuting. It is perfect for adjunct professors, high school teachers and professionals working part-time for secondary and post-secondary institutions.

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Learn to Code With Mozilla’s ‘Thimble’ Editor

Learn to Code With Mozilla’s ‘Thimble’ Editor | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Mozilla Thimble is a new web-based code editor, part of the company's recently unveiled...
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How to Flip for Success?

How to Flip for Success? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Today's "Hot Topics Wednesday's" episode continues our discussion of the flipped classroom that we started last week. It highlights 3 common objections to this method of teaching that I hear from teachers and trainers all the time.
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Finding Rigor in Diverse Online Research Methods

Finding Rigor in Diverse Online Research Methods | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Matt and his colleagues wanted to know whether the online version of a course had the same effect on student achievement (as measured by passing rates, grades, and standardized test scores) as a fairly traditional intro stats class. To make this comparison, they used a research method called a randomized control trial, where participants (students in this case) volunteer to be randomly assigned to either the regular (control) class or the online (intervention class). Most people are familiar with the idea of randomized control trials from medical research, where patients are given an experimental drug and a placebo.

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Digital Citizenship Poster

Digital Citizenship Poster | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Go way beyond Internet safety. Turn students into great digital citizens.


Get all the tools you need with our FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you guide students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world where they live, study and play.

 

Every day, your students are tested with each post, search, chat, text message, file download, and profile update. Will they connect with like minds or spill TMI to the wrong people?

 

Will they behave creatively or borrow ideas recklessly? Will they do the right thing or take shortcuts?

 

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StudyEgg

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StudyEgg is an education app that simplifies learning using flipped classroom videos by focusing on continuous assessment and personalized analytics.

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The Key to Media's Hidden Codes

Colors, camera angles and logos in the media can all prompt immediate associations with emotions, activities and memories. Learn to decode the intricate syst...
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Book Review—Understanding the Digital Generation| The Committed Sardine

Book Review—Understanding the Digital Generation| The Committed Sardine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Christine Seidel at Corwin Publishers was kind enough to send me this review recently done of Understanding the Digital Generation. This couldn't have come at a better time, actually. We are currently updating and revising UDG for an upcoming re-release. You can still purchase the book in the original version at Amazon.com. For now, enjoy the review.

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5 Characteristics Connecting Montessori Ed & the Digital Learning Movement

5 Characteristics Connecting Montessori Ed & the Digital Learning Movement | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
At first glance, the intersections between Montessori education and high-quality digital learning are not immediately apparent.
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Virtual Icebreakers - Online Teaching Strategies

Virtual Icebreakers - Online Teaching Strategies | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The purpose of this page is to give online teachers usable Icebreakers for synchronous or asynchronous activities. The activities on this page have been developed by Boise State University students in an Advanced Online Teaching Methods Class (EdTech 523). Listed below are links to several different Icebreaker Activities appropriate for all grade levels from Kindergarten up to 12th Grade.

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Download free ebooks at bookboon.com

Download free ebooks at bookboon.com | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Bookboon.com provides 1000+ free ebooks. You can download textbooks, business books and travel guides in PDF format without registration. The books are financed by a few in-book ads. Bookboon.com is the biggest eBook publisher in the world.
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Metacognition - BrainFacts.org

Metacognition - BrainFacts.org | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Metacognition -- awareness of one's attention and thinking process -- is increasingly a 21st century necessity. -- Howard

 

"At New York University, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Steve Fleming is exploring the neural basis of metacognition: how we think about thinking, and how we assess the accuracy of our decisions, judgements and other aspects of our mental..."


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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.