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Flipped English Class, Free Webinar, Nov. 13 - Flipped Learning Network, Cisco Systems

Flipped English Class, Free Webinar, Nov. 13 - Flipped Learning Network, Cisco Systems | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"English teachers from opposite coasts, Cheryl Morris and Andrew Thomasson met via twitter at the FlipCon12 annual conference and spent a year creating videos and sharing lessons for their classes. They finally met face-to-face at FlipCon13. Hear how they work collaboratively from California to North Carolina. Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 pm ET/1:00 PM Free:


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I cannot wait to learn some tips for flipping my classroom.  The time is right and so is the price!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Type Rocket - A Quick Game for Typing Practice

Free Technology for Teachers: Type Rocket - A Quick Game for Typing Practice | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Type Rocket is a free typing game from ABCya that Joanne Villis reminded me of in one of her recent posts. Type Rocket is a sixty second game in which students make fireworks explode by typing the letters that appear on the rockets in the games. In the sixty second span of the game students try to correctly type as many letters as they possibly can. The rockets speed up as the game progresses."


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180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?) | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

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Universities might be put off developing MOOCs by the lack of follow-through by students.  #elearning #MOOCs

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 7, 10:49 AM

Very little of this do I find this surprising.

MFaculty's curator insight, January 7, 10:44 PM

The insights revealed through the previous studies serves to codify what many educators, and even more marketers knew intuitively; free always begs the question of quality. Don't hear what I'm not saying. I'm not saying ALL MOOCs are low quality, I'm merely saying that without academic rigor and effective management, even the best intentions can slide off the rails.

 

I too had noted a number of previous MOOC supporters distancing themselves from the initiatives. Was there ever an identified demand for MOOCs, or were they simply a result of benevolent thinking? Regardless, it is interesting that the 'target audience' for MOOCs are apparently the ones taking least advantage of them. Perhaps the age old marketing rendition of supply and demand has merit still has merit.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 7:43 PM

Food for thought.

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How to watch YouTube videos on Roku

How to watch YouTube videos on Roku | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Stop waiting for Roku to launch an official YouTube channel and use a workaround to start streaming YouTube videos on your TV today. Read this article by Sharon Vaknin on CNET.
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TouchCast - Creating interactive video on the iPad

TouchCast - Creating interactive video on the iPad | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

TouchCast is an iPad app that I downloaded recently and have been exploring a bit over the last couple of weeks. It's not often an app come along which really shakes up and existing genre like video, but I think TouchCast does and in a way that can be very beneficial for learners.


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I am looking forward to seeing how teachers are using this.

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Gregory Fortin-Vidah's curator insight, September 18, 2013 8:28 PM

Seems interesting. Should take a look.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 19, 2013 3:55 AM

This looks like a fantastic tool along the lines of Zaption, where vieoes can have other content overlaid. Looking forward to having a play :)

Melanie Holcombe's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:03 AM

Need to try this.

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Roon — The easiest way to blog

Roon — The easiest way to blog | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Walter Rubén Tur's comment, August 3, 2013 9:55 PM
hay algún vídeo de cómo utilizarla, en castellano, gracias
Nik Peachey's comment, August 4, 2013 3:11 AM
There's quite a long review and brief tutorial of Roon here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/roon-is-a-slick-easy-to-use-blogging-platform-you-may-want-to-try/ I particularly like the comment in the summary "Sometimes we get caught up in complex blogging platforms, plugins and more. Roon takes all of that away and ensures that you focus on what matters the most – your words." A rich feature set isn't always an advantage. Roon certainly isn't a competitor to WordPress, but it does make it easy to just get down to writing. For students that can be quite an advantage.
Tracee Orman's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:14 AM

I just tried Roon out and made a post (on my Mac, by the way). I wanted to try it to see if it was something to share with students. It was pretty easy, though figuring out how to change the title of the post from "Untitled" was frustrating (I assumed the "Header" was the title...not so. You just click on it after you save and can change it in the sidebar.). 

 

I'm not sure what the point of giving your blog a title was when it posts as your user name and never shows your blog title. My advice: use your blog title as your user name. 

 

Not sure if I will use this with my students, but it is a simple and easy format. And free. Here's my simplistic post: http://mrsorman.roon.io/untitled

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Classroom observations to rate teachers are shifting focus to students

Classroom observations to rate teachers are shifting focus to students | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Are they listening? Are their eyes on their teacher? Are they talking to their friends about what they are learning?

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3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.
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These suggestions might help students in a 20 percent classroom generate ideas.

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Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video

Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

iDesktop.tv provides a really useful and user friendly service for anyone who wants to use video clips from sources like YouTube, but doesn't want their students looking around at anything unsuitable, or for anyone who has ever found a really useful clip, only to go back later and find it has moved or been removed.


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Ken Tyler's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:50 AM

The future of learning requires us to have the tools and the skills of connectivity and collaboration whereby we maintain streaming sources of very relevant and rapidly processable information. This appears to be one of these tools...

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:20 AM

A great way to download videos from youtube... have a try with some of our training videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqKz70lAgo

 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:44 AM

Use it to download videos from YouTube and other online video sites.  Great tool!

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UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate

UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Program Infographic


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I will take a look at this program.  If I could start Monday that would be perfect! I'm probably too late which would be sad because it seems to be relatively inexpensive.

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Cultus's comment, November 11, 2013 3:45 PM
This program seems interesting. Sometimes teachers need to be like friends with students, and more fun- better they will be. Visit our page http://www.onlinecultus.com/ and learn more about online learning
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 13, 1:22 AM
UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate
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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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I think of myself as an iOS device power user and I still learned a few things from this article!

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Cathy Faux's curator insight, January 5, 11:32 AM

Good tips to refer to for my devices.

Alfonso C. Betancort's curator insight, January 11, 9:45 AM

A Few Usefull Tricks you, iPhone or iPad User, Will Put to Good Use. Easy to remeber and perform.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, January 22, 9:53 PM

The 'Guided Access' tip is fabulous for teachers of T-2 grades who want to keep the students from changing apps or deleting things!

Thanks!

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Flipped English Class, Free Webinar, Nov. 13 - Flipped Learning Network, Cisco Systems

Flipped English Class, Free Webinar, Nov. 13 - Flipped Learning Network, Cisco Systems | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"English teachers from opposite coasts, Cheryl Morris and Andrew Thomasson met via twitter at the FlipCon12 annual conference and spent a year creating videos and sharing lessons for their classes. They finally met face-to-face at FlipCon13. Hear how they work collaboratively from California to North Carolina. Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 pm ET/1:00 PM Free:


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8 Pro Tips for Evernote Power Users

8 Pro Tips for Evernote Power Users | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Looking to get even more out of Evernote? Check out our tips for power users to ramp up your productivity.

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I use Evernote to save articles of interest to share with my students.  I email them to Evernote through my browser with the tag #AoW (Article of the Week, Kelly Gallagher) or I save directly from Umano which has professional voice actors reading current articles. Since I teach special education, this will allow them to reabout their frustration level at home.

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Andrea Walker's comment, August 21, 2013 10:45 PM
I agree Sherri!
Andrea Walker's comment, August 21, 2013 10:45 PM
I agree Sherri!
donhornsby's curator insight, January 1, 8:37 AM

I am just getting into using Evernote on a regular basis. This is an excellent article with useful suggestions on how to use this powerful tool. I 'm learning that I am just scratching the surface.  

Do you use Evernote?   Any suggestions on how you use it effectively? 

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

The 10 Commandments of Presentations | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Bringing presentations back to what they used to be--effective.

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
Glad you like it Jesus!
Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Why Learn Scratch

Learn Scratch, the graphic programming language for everyone. View the video tutorials; then create and share your own multimedia creations: art, music, Aprende Scratch, el entorno de programacion para todos.
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This resource aligns Scratch coding to the Common Core.

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Taking Attendance With Technology | Wired Educator

Taking Attendance With Technology | Wired Educator | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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I love the Smart Board idea!

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46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Katie and I can't cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 28, 2013 4:25 PM

Have used some of these apps but there are more to look at.

Homeschool FL's curator insight, June 2, 2013 8:33 PM

Educational apps are popping up daily, but the question for parents is, how to know which ones are worth using, and which ones are not? Because let's face it, the app industry is out to make money, and many times app developers are very astute at making an app that "looks" educational, but in reality is just full of ads and sneaky ways of getting your children to buy something.

 

This article lists 46 different websites that review apps for teachers and students. This should help cut through the clutter and help pinpoint the useful from the fluff.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:45 AM

Try them out see what you think. I'm investigating