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Digital Vaults - explore and create

Digital Vaults - explore and create | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 11:22 AM

The National Archives offer a very interesting tool for students who study American history. They can create a poster or a movie based on thousands of files that can be found in the Digital Vaults. The final product can be shared digitally or printed.

Great for history projects or presentations.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 30, 2014 7:28 AM

I can't help thinking how great of a resource this wIll be for my students to use to create a Glogster poster On the American Revolution.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 30, 2014 1:43 PM

Wel Flash nodig, dus niet geschikt voor op de iPad

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5 Things Video Games Do Better Than Any Other Forms of Art

5 Things Video Games Do Better Than Any Other Forms of Art | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

Winston Rowntree:  "What the hell can games do that books and interpretive dance can't? A lot, it turns out."


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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 23, 2013 1:17 PM

Ce dessin illustre la notion d'"expérience utilisateur" !

OomphMediaGarage's curator insight, June 23, 2013 10:03 PM

Gaming is a great way to experience a story in a variety of ways, often choosing the story you would like to experience based on a set of given boundaries. Kind of like a choose your own adventure book, but typically with better graphics. that is not to say, however, that gaming replaces books, performance art, theatre, etc. Convergence isn't replacement.

malek's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:12 PM

Step Outside the Narrative, true.

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A warning to college profs from a high school teacher

A warning to college profs from a high school teacher | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it
"Please do not blame those of us in public schools for how unprepared for higher education the students arriving at your institutions are.

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Buddhi Sapkota's comment, February 19, 2013 10:27 PM
sure, a person who is not updated will be outdated.....
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, February 20, 2013 12:34 AM
Absolutely Buddhi! Not only today but always has been like this.
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Pixabay - Public Domain Images

Pixabay - Public Domain Images | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

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The School Aranda's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:52 AM

No copyright issues anymore...

Annette Schonborn's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:51 PM

You can use these photos for presentations.

Aubrey Smythe's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:35 PM

Any business person knows that's it's often quite difficult to find good royalty-free images to use on a business website. Pixabay is a great resource. Just been through it briefly and I've already downloaded 2 or 3 images. No attribution and I'm quite happy with the creative commons licensing too: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en ;

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Technology and principles in language teaching: Andrew Walkley

Technology and principles in language teaching: Andrew Walkley | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

Shona Whyte:

Hugh Dellar gives ELT Heinle co-author Andrew Walkley space to expand on his IATEFL 2012 presentation on technology in language teaching.  The overal thrust is to question blind assumptions about teaching and technology: 

 

Impoverished acquisitional/pedagogical models

- "the vast bulk of new technologies for ELT are based on OLD – and I would argue discredited – theories of language. Many of the sites recommended by gatekeepers such as Russell Stannard and Nik Peachey focus very much on grammar rules and lists of single words and their meanings."  Walkley rejects this restricted view of language learning/teaching as "grammar rules + words + skills."

 

Overestimation of technology's power to motivate

- "We’re frequently told we’re teaching screenagers, but our students are only screenagers when using facebook to sort out a meet-up with friends or to post comments on recently uploaded photos."  Our younger learners are not so tech-savvy or pro-tech as older teachers may fear.

 

Unhealthy obsession with technology among some teachers

- "Don’t let workaholics be our role models."  Technology is time-consuming for teachers, but pro-tech teachers don't mind giving up a great deal of spare time for it.

 

Technological versus pedagogical interactivity

- "Far too often, in classes I observe, IWBs are simply used as giant held-up coursebooks, as another form of crowd control."

 

[Author photo from ELT Heinle http://elt.thomson.com/emea/en_uk/innovations/pages/0759396205/teacher_andrew.html]


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How do educators get to know what they don’t know?

How do educators get to know what they don’t know? | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

If you don’t know about something, how would you know to seek PD in that area? This is especially true of learning with technology. I have a master’s degree in educational technology. The fact is that not any of the applications or computers that I learned on, as well as the methodology in the use of those components, exists today. Very little of that degree would be relevant, if I did not continue to learn, adapt and progress with what I know. The same holds true with any degree in any profession.


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Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:28 PM

Talks about a supported peer-to-peer model of professional development, and the need for ongoing learning across the board. 

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Feedback vs. Advice – That Blurry Line

Feedback vs. Advice – That Blurry Line | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

"Grant Wiggins warns against giving advice instead of feedback. In fact, he makes a strong case why giving advice instead of feedback is inneffective. Advice includes value judgements (Seven Keys to Effective Feedback). I don’t “get” it. I’m having trouble differentiating between the two.

 

I’ve always been told to phrase comments so that they would be helpful and the students would understand what they need to do to improve the quality of their work. Now that seems to be labeled as advice.Wiggins says this is not worth much if not preceeded by descriptive feedback. First the student needs information regarding the effects of the action in relation to the goal. From what I understand, instead of saying ” next time remember to include a name of a place if the question word was where“, I should say ” points were lost because the question word “where” was ignored. Is that what he means? I’m not sure. It doesn’t sound more helpful to me."

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Forvo: All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers

Forvo: All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it
Forvo: the largest word pronunciation dictionary in the world, now with translations.
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John Seely Brown: Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century

John Seely Brown: Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"In this keynote from the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference, John Seely Brown walks the audience through a vision of how learning can be transformed in the 21st century is we leverage new technological capacities to support the scaling of powerful practices in education—practices that have a long history in educational thought. The keynote is preceeded by introductions from David Theo Goldberg and Diana Rhoten that are worth hearing. The keynote starts at the 14 minute mark."

 

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Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me

Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

Present.me is your slides, and a video of you presenting them, side by side on the screen at the same time. It’s the next best thing to being in a room with people you want to communicate with, and as it’s on demand, it’s available for anyone to view whenever it suits them. The potential for Present.me for Educators is endless- it is perfect for the flipped classroom, for students to submit projects, practise their presentation skills and much, much more.


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CLIL for Younger Learners | Oxford University Press

CLIL for Younger Learners | Oxford University Press | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it
Find information on print and digital English language teaching and learning resources - everything for pre-school children to adults.
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Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform : NPR

Teachers' expectations about their students' abilities affect classroom interactions in myriad ways that can impact student performance. Students expected to succeed, for example, get more time to answer questions and more specific feedback.
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25 Sites to Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures | blueblots.com

25 Sites to Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures | blueblots.com | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it
Royalty Stock Photo and Textures are very useful in every graphic projects for web or print specially if it is free.
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Kuato Studios Releases Hakitzu: Code to Survive | Gamasutra

Kuato Studios Releases Hakitzu: Code to Survive | Gamasutra | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

Press release

 

"Kuato Studios, a pioneer in learning technology, today released Hakitzu, the first mobile strategy game that teaches JavaScript coding for kids.

 

News Facts:

·         Code is becoming the essential communication tool of this age. There will be one million more computer science jobs than computer science students in 2020. As Mark Zuckerberg says, "there just aren't enough people who are trained and have these skills today."

 

·         Kuato Studios conducted research in schools throughout the US and UK; students said they are eager for products that are graphically-rich, interactive and challenging. Kuato Studios hosted video interviews with teachers, administrators and students to capture feedback. Kuato Studios worked alongside two innovative schools in the US: New Milford High School, led by principal Eric Sheninger, and  Burlington High School, a public school using Apple's one-to-one iPad program. The videos capture excited voices from each school about the potential for Hakitzu to impact students and teachers.

 

·         Kuato Studios set out to make learning code fun, engaging and creative. To captivate kids with a beautifully designed interface, exciting graphics, and learning that is fully integrated into the experience of the game.

 

·         Hakitzu is a turn-based strategy game where kids battle other players' robots using JavaScript, one of the world's most popular programming languages.

 

·         Hakitzu is available  free on iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad Mini, and is the first iOS game to combine compelling gameplay and JavaScript coding. Every four weeks, the Studio will release updates with features and functionality informed by feedback."


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Innovations in pre-service education and training for English language teachers | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Innovations in pre-service education and training for English language teachers | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

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Jo Gakonga's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:25 AM

This new, free, downloadable book from the British Council has a chapter by me in it!

If you have any interest in my MA research, it's all there :)

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4 Fantastic, Free Things Google Drive Will Now Do For You - Fast Company

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Fast Company4 Fantastic, Free Things Google Drive Will Now Do For YouFast CompanyIf you ever need to make a single-serve website, or test out some new web stuff you're fiddling with, Google Drive has some spare server space they're willing to...
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100 Classroom Organizing Tricks | Scholastic.com

100 Classroom Organizing Tricks | Scholastic.com | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

"What’s the secret to avoiding art messes? How can you make your room orderly without emptying out Office Depot? Here are 100 teacher tips for creating a beautiful, organized environment, from no-mess glitter shakers to one-minute dance party transitions." 

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Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads for 2012

Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads for 2012 | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

Easy-to-print guides that include useful tips for teachers, parents, and school administrators.

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Free falling through Prezi Presentation Tips


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27 ways to learn programming online

27 ways to learn programming online | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer might not be for everyone, there is a lot to be said about gaining a better, more educated view of how all those pixels get moved around all those screens.
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Create and share electronic books for free with BookType and Booki — freewaregenius.com

Create and share electronic books for free with BookType and Booki — freewaregenius.com | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

There are tons of free eBooks out on the Internet these days and if you’ve ever wanted to produce your own free eBook there is more than one good way to do so.


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Why Learning Should Be Messy - The View from a Student

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This post is written by a student and begins:

Can creativity be taught? Absolutely. The real question is: “How do we teach it?” In school, instead of crossing subjects and classes, we teach them in a very rigid manner. Very rarely do you witness math and science teachers or English and history teachers collaborating with each other.

Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School then provides a look from the student viewpoint about what is and is not working in schools. A great read!


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Differences in American and British English grammar - article

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An article by Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on recognizing grammatical differences between American and British English.


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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | Eclectic Collection | Scoop.it

If you are an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning. The talks are split into the following categories:
* General - learn about making technology work in education and more. * Sharing education - exploring open, shared education. * Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit. *Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning? * Leadership -new leadership skills. *Educational technology - explore technology made for education. * Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work? * Technology education - what is the state of technology education? * Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods. * Institution - how does technology impact institutions.


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Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:23 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you have a great site here!
Ken Morrison's comment, October 2, 2012 8:39 PM
Thank you for the rescoop Charles
Ken Morrison's comment, October 2, 2012 8:39 PM
Thank you for the rescoop Charles