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The Open-Source Cross-Platform Video Editor: Shotcut

The Open-Source Cross-Platform Video Editor: Shotcut | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Ever since I came across Robin's Scoop.it site I have found some top knotch resources.  When educators are looking to integrate video projects into their curriculum, one must consider what time may be needed outside of class to complete the work.  Well, here is one video option that works on multiple platforms.  Thus, enabling students to work on projects at home as well as school. 

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:13 PM

To install, simply extract the archive and run it. You can drag the Shotcut folder (app icon for OS X) to copy and move it wherever you want.

Gayla Keesee's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:03 PM

free and cross-platform

Anna Morgan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:56 AM

Might have to give this a try...to just see how it works

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The 5 Cs in Education: What If... Sketchnoting in the Process

The 5 Cs in Education: What If... Sketchnoting in the Process | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
After my sketchnoting workshop at Miami Device, I was asked to record my process of CREATING the sketchnotes. I used Airserver to mirror my iPad display to my laptop Used Screenflow to record mysel...
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I always enjoy reading about Silvia Tolisano's (@langwitches) classroom instruction.  What really excites me is how she shared the process used in creating your up paced Sketchnotes process.  To top it off, you get the main post of the presentation from her visual notes too!

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Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning

Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"As we employ the 1 to 1 experience, we need to ask two important questions. Is the 1 to 1 and the device about using technology, or is it about a more meaningful and engaging learning experience? Spending a day online for individual research can be a wonderful simple integration of technology experience, but might not be a true blended learning opportunity. Asking students to research and then collaborate with each other online in a collective experience takes this integration and provides more of a blended experience.

"The blended learning experience allows technology and the online experience to breakdown the traditional classroom allowing important transformation. One might wonder where on the spectrum of simple integration to blending learning a possible learning activity might be. I would like to share a lens of ten ideas that educators may wish to look at as they reflect on their 1 to 1 activity and classroom learning experiences that use technology . Sometimes it is just a simple tweak to bring out the wonderful possibilities of blended learning. Please feel free to read my ideas below that might allow you to use classroom technology to bring out a richer and blended learning experience."


Via Jim Lerman
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Thanks to Jim Lerman for sharing this resourceful post by Michael Gorman on the topic of "Blended Learning".  

 

Recently I was traveling to a school district in western Kansas, along with a group of awesome education minds, to provide professional development.  It was during the drive west a close friend of mine brought up the topic of "Blended Learning" and how she planned to provide insight and engagement on the topic for her session.  We all agreed that one would probably find 8 or more differing definitions out of a group of 10 educators.  I just wish I had this article to share with her prior to the session.  The article does a nice job of breaking down and explaining "Blended Learning".  

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Chris Carter's comment, November 2, 7:05 PM
Thank you for posting this article, Jim. I believe most classes are now on the spectrum that blended learning is, as defined by the Clayton Christensen Institute (BTW a brilliant blended learning resource). This article some practical steps to move classes further on the spectrum.
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Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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The SAMR Model explained by students

This video "The SAMR Model Explained By Students" was created to give teachers a broad overview of Ruben R. Puentedura's SAMR framework for technology integration. Special thanks to Kathy Schrock and Carl Hooker whose resources on SAMR helped inspire this video.


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This is one of the best SAMR videos I have viewed.  What I like best is how the students connect actual approaches to each level along with connections back to Blooms. 

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A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center

A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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I thought passing this along to my fellow Kansas educators.  After all, we are facing the College and Career Pathways framework. 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 19, 2:37 PM

Don't miss this key paper on educational assessment! 


There is a growing consensus that college and career readiness depends on not just academic knowledge and skills but on a wide range of social and developmental competencies, as well—such as the ability to monitor one’s own learning, persist at challenging tasks, solve complex problems, set realistic goals, and communicate effectively in many kinds of settings.


This is the first in Students at the Center’s new Deeper Learning Research Series—David T. Conley, well-known for his influential research on college readiness, argues that the time is ripe for a major shift in educational assessment.

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Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World


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Thank you Ana Cristina for sharing this article via Scoop.it. 

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The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post

The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
How long is the perfect blog post? How is it formatted? What is its headline? We present the data and science behind these answers and more.
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Headline: the 6 words that count mostStorytelling hookFewer characters per line at firstFeatured imageSubheads for scanningContent and the 1,500-word sweet spotSoundbites for sharing
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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I really like this break down of "Genius Hour" that @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  shared on his Scoop.it page - igeneration 21st Century Education.  The image comes from TeachThought.  This visual will be a big help for my preservice students to develop a base level of understanding. 

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Growing Up Greatness's curator insight, October 5, 3:19 AM

I love this idea!  This would be particularly effective with gifted students.

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5 Steps for Planning Lessons Around Technology – Starting with the End in Mind

5 Steps for Planning Lessons Around Technology – Starting with the End in Mind | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
"And then one day everything changed for me ..." Teacher Anne Karakash is a recipient of a 2004 Fulbright Scholarship and a National Board for Professional
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This is a great article to start those discussions with preservice and current teaches looking to learn how technology can be integrated successfully. 

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The Top Ways Digital Tools Transform Learning

The Top Ways Digital Tools Transform Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Annual survey highlights how students, teachers leverage digital tools to change education Digital tools are often touted for their ability to have a transformative effect on teaching and learning,...
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What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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This post from Educators Technology is one of the best I have came across for breaking down and explaining Webb's Depth of Knowledge framework.  I will be adding this to my preservice students resource library as well as my LoTi trainings. 

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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …
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Edudemic is one of my daily reads.  This post by Greg Kulowiec provides insight on the integration of iPads (really any mobile option) and Google's newly released "Classroom".  

 

Greg touches on the distribution of assignments through Classroom and how various apps can be used to complete the assignments. 

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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.


Via Nik Peachey
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Thank you Nik Peachey for sharing this article on Scoop.it

 

This article contains some great points to enrich discussions why current and future teachers need to be learners in today's world of technology and education. 

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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 25, 8:14 PM

Worth the read.

CESSON's curator insight, July 27, 10:35 PM

We are educating the next generation using tech full-time, are our educators prepared? 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:17 AM

Some good points about building a PLN

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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.
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This article written by Brett Vogelsinger provides a nice overview of integrating Infographics.  Brett discusses how he went about the process of designing, developing, and using the visual literacy approach.  What I truly liked about the article was his list of discussion questions used with students.  Those questions were:

"We discussed the following:

Which of these was the best infographic and why?How does the writer try to engage an audience, even an audience who may not initially care about the topic?Is the text or the visual design most important in each of these? How does the use of color and white space affect your ability to focus on the main message of the infographic? How is font size used to emphasize certain facts?Does the infographic make a claim or develop an argument? If so, how can you tell?" The other key item that stood out in the article for me was the photo of two student infographic sketchings.  The use of a draft sketch is a great way to get students thinking of design and topic points. 
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UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource

UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
The World Library of Science aims to provide students with free access to the latest science information as well as a hub to connect with peers.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I believe this will be another top notch resource for any teacher providing science curriculum to their students. 

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Write on Sports's curator insight, November 13, 4:53 PM

A wonderful resource on a GLOBAL level!  This free online science library is open to ALL students.  Check it out! Use it! Share it! 

Natale Giordano's curator insight, November 14, 10:37 AM

E' on line la Biblioteca Mondiale delle Scienze

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 15, 7:05 AM

UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...

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What Instructional Designers Can Learn from Kid President

What Instructional Designers Can Learn from Kid President | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Learn 5 great lessons from Kid President that will inspire you to create motivating e-learning and inspire your employees to be more awesome!
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Who does not like "Kid President"?  I do! 

 

The article's author, Brittany Laeger, raises some good points that Instructional Designer can learn.  Her list includes:

1. Don't be boring

2. Be Humorous

3. Be Motivating

4. Be Viral

5. Tell Your Learners They are Awesome

 

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Essentials for crafting eLearning objectives

Essentials for crafting eLearning objectives | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Like a basement for a building, a learning objective is very important for an eLearning course. From an instructional designer’s point of view, it helps decide what content to include and what to exclude. It forms the basis for framing the assessment questions. From the learner’s point of view, it tells him what he is going achieve after completing the course. Its gives a clear idea about what the course teaches them.

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Edumorfosis's curator insight, October 19, 2:18 PM

Yo creo más en el aprendizaje basado en procesos evolutivos y no en metas y objetivos estandarizados...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 24, 7:35 AM

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Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com

Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. That doesn’t leave a lot of brain energy for learning.


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Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing this on his Scoop.it page.  

 

I agree that studying in large quantity of time will result in less success than in small, refreshed study sessions.  

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DareDo's curator insight, October 30, 6:26 AM

Beaucoup de bon sens et de choses connues. Néanmoins très utile à relire et intégrer...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 7:54 PM

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What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today

What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
 

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Debra Evans's curator insight, October 9, 11:44 PM

Would apply to Australian kids too I would imagine.

Western Nutrition News's curator insight, October 11, 9:14 AM

Oh boy, oh boy!  When I was a student, we worked like blazes becoz we had to or we'd've failed, but we had FUN too - lots and lots of it!  Now these poor devils are being analysed to death - and not even good jobs at the end of it -  Guys, u woz robbed...  the world has just been computerised to death!   Kids, take my advice, Have Fun  - don't look back on your student days and sigh for lost opportunities.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 10:02 PM

What our future workers and college students will have experienced..

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Talk Tech With Me Web Tools

Talk Tech With Me Web Tools | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Web Tools fon Talk Tech With Me
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Talk Tech WIth Me has shared three great visuals.  The first one, shown as post image, maps a variety of technology tools to various Blooms Taxonomy levels.  The second flowchart available on the site focuses on the question "What do you want students to do?". In other words, think backwards when designing lesson activities.  The final diagram provides web tools organized by category for student use.  As an additional bonus, all three visuals are provided as PDF downloads.

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Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Using these map creation tools you can easily create and manage interactive maps.
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I like how this site provides multiple options for interactive map creation. One option listed in this article that caught my attention was MapFab as it does not require an account.  Editing of maps can be done with drawing of circles, lines, and other shapes before or after publishing. 

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Free Gamebooks - Rootbook

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PLAY FREE BOOKS ★ Read, write and comment Free Online eBooks, good Tales and Nice Adventures on Rootbook ★ The Playground for Alternative Stories
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This site provides several reading options including "Choose your own adventures" and "own ebook storylines". 

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congerjan's curator insight, August 17, 6:40 PM

Stuents can even write their own books or you can read these choose your own adventure style books. 

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A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools - Edudemic

A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools - Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
We've needed a strong pedagogical framework for digital tools since the introduction of technology into education. Hopefully this helps.
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Edudemic has broken down 3 different forms of teaching that includes monological, dialogical, and polyphonic.  Each one is defined by text and visual diagram.

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SAMR App Dice

SAMR App Dice | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard of the SAMR Model by Dr. Ruben Puentedura? The model states: The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model offers a method of seeing how computer technology migh...
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Great post by Ryan Read on the use of apps based on SAMR levels.  The post also shared downloads of dice (when folded properly) displaying various apps and color coded for SAMR.  The dice could even be used for app smashing too.   

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Turn Your Google Docs Form Responses Into Beautiful Visualizations - Tuts+ Computer Skills Tutorial

Turn Your Google Docs Form Responses Into Beautiful Visualizations - Tuts+ Computer Skills Tutorial | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
How to use Google Forms and Google Sheets to collect survey data and display it visually for any presentation or project. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Google Drive, Spreadsheets, Graphs & Charts
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This tutorial from Melissa Murphy via computers.tutsplus.com walks readers through the process of converting Google Form responses into visualizations.  I envision using this tutorial as being a great connection for my preservice students learning to ask effective questions and then using the collected data for an Infographic. 

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A Wonderful Poster on Failure

A Wonderful Poster on Failure | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is an ideal image for my use when discussing "Failure".  When working with my pre-service students as well as teachers in PD sessions, I explain "FAIL" as First Attempt In Learning.  This image will provide authentic connections for those involved in our discussion.  

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Wanda Ortiz's curator insight, July 14, 10:24 AM

Perfecto  comentario para esta reflexión que ven: "No hay despuès sin el antes". (R.O.V)

Sayward Henry's curator insight, July 15, 1:10 PM

Fail Again. Fail Better.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 23, 8:50 PM

Such an important message for inspiring fearlessness.