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Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia

Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible. Many na

Via John Evans
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Are you looking for ways to connect your students to various locations around the planet?  Checkout this list of apps compiled by Edutopia that takes you to various historical and geographical locations.  You may even find yourself in outer space too.  

 

Thanks to John Evans for sharing this article from Edutopia.  

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Mike Dilger's curator insight, May 15, 2014 6:38 PM

Use the iPad as a window on the world. Visit the Louvre or under the ocean.  Possibilities are endless.  If you haven't considered this approach to your classroom then read this post for some ideas.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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This is truly one mindmap that takes sometime to comprehend. 

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Antonio Figueiredo's curator insight, April 17, 2014 4:23 AM

An interesting map of the main learning theories and their creators.

Alice Maria Costa's curator insight, April 20, 2014 11:22 AM

Teorias de Aprendizagem ea Aprendizagem AMBIENTES EM do Século XXI

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, April 29, 2014 3:09 PM

Nice summary of many learning theories in one place!

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


Via Dennis T OConnor
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As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

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Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:28 AM

This is not just about education but about adult learning as well - and the critical importance of learning to leadership.

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 2014 1:45 PM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology

Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for sharing this resource.  I found the site provided a wealth of resources addressing education theories such as learning and cognitive, learner centered, and inquiry strategies.  I will definitely be sharing this site with my preservice students. 

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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, April 30, 2014 3:40 AM

Nice wikipage covering many topics:

 

1) Learning and Cognitive Theories

2) Learner-Centered Theories
3) Inquiry Strategies: Tasks
4) Inquiry Strategies: Changing Learners' Minds
5) Tools for Teaching and Learning: Changing or Encouraging Human Behaviors
6) Tools for Teaching and Learning: Technology Tools
7) Socially Oriented Theories
8) Direct Instruction Strategies

 

Good web resource and reference material.

 

 

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:59 PM

A free book covering learning theory useful for applications in higher education. And it is a wiki. Win :)

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:44 PM

This looks like a very detailed table of contents to considerable theory.

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Reflection and the Student Centered Classroom

Reflection and the Student Centered Classroom | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Key strategies for fostering student reflection with more student choice over lesson content, process, product and evaluation. Includes graphics.
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I like this visual layout of questions to consider when one reflects on work whether it be through a blog or journal entry.  Peter Pappas was the educator responsible for designing the image. Peter's article also addresses "Look-fors" to investigate if lesson is either Teacher Centered or Student Centered.  

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Video Publishing by Robin Good | ZEEF

Video Publishing by Robin Good | ZEEF | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.
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Excellent collection of tools and services organized by Robin Good focusing on the ability to capture, edit, publish as well as distribute video online. 

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A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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I am always on the lookout for rubrics used by educators to evaluate apps for mobile devices.  Honestly, rubrics should be used to evaluate apps as to assist with the determination of its effectiveness as well as being a worthy purchase.  Too many times apps are purchased and then not truly effective or used at all.  

 

Over time I have been collecting various app rubrics (http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=114002&present=true)  from folks like Kathy Schrock, Tony Vincent and others.  What makes this option standout is the evaluation is actually being conducted by the students.  Yes, students are now being asked for input and sharing of their "voice" in determining the effectiveness of options. 

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6 Studies Showing iPads Improve Learning | Teaching Techie Teens

6 Studies Showing iPads Improve Learning | Teaching Techie Teens | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Teachers who are fighting for stronger tech integration in their schools often come against opposition from people who believe technology not have a positive effect on student learning. This is particularly true with iPads, devices that many people see as a device for content consumption, not creation. Below is a list of studies into iPads and learning, with dot points about what students the study relates to, the subjects involved and the results.

http://goo.gl/CA3C35

 


Via Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
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It is always interesting to see what folks include in their research to determine the effectiveness of trends and tactics. 

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Jennifer Snapp's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:43 AM

I chose this article because it focuses on the positive aspects of using technology, iPads, in the classroom to improve learning. Six studies found improvement in students ranging from kindergarten through the college level. Various apps were used in control groups in some of the studies and they did better than students without iPads.  

 

I hope others will use iPads as support tools, blended learning, assessment, and to differentiate instruction in the classroom.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 1, 2015 3:01 PM

I chose this article because it focuses on the positive aspects of using technology, iPads, in the classroom to improve learning. Six studies found improvement in students ranging from kindergarten through the college level. Various apps were used in control groups in some of the studies and they did better than students without iPads.  

 

I hope others will use iPads as support tools, blended learning, assessment, and to differentiate instruction in the classroom.

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Web Literacy Learning Pathways

Web Literacy Learning Pathways | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
A remix of Laura Hilliger's original work on pre-requisite and next steps for Web Literacy learning pathways.

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Jamie Torgerson Willett's curator insight, April 13, 2014 10:03 PM

Amazing Chart!  Great way to see the scope and sequence of developing information literacy skills.  

petra zuiderwijk's curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:10 AM

Je kan dit zelf aanpassen of maken met de HTML software die erachter zit.

Al Post's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:44 PM

Even if you're not interested in "Web Literacy" - check out this web interface and think of how it could be used in other ways to assist people in learning new skills.

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Power League - Stimulate online debates & Discussions

Power League - Stimulate online debates & Discussions | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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This resource shared by Ana Cristina Pratas looks promising as teachers continue to establish connections outside of the classroom for collaboration purposes. 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 3, 2014 9:40 AM

 Power League is a versatile resource that lets you ask tough questions, stimulates debate and creates a visual league table based on votes gathered across your group.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 3, 2014 6:40 PM

What a great platform to create 'buy in', thanks for sharing.

Phemie Wright's curator insight, April 3, 2014 8:50 PM

Haven't finished investigating but so far...loving the look of it!

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Research Confirms Video Improves Learning Results

Research Confirms Video Improves Learning Results | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
If you want to improve the way students learn, retain, and eventually practice what you preach, alternative teaching styles should be considered....
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I would be interested in seeing if the research had went deeper into the subject of not just video but the use of visuals in general.  For example, the use of photos, infographics, etc. 

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The Use of Social Media in School Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

The Use of Social Media in School Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
The use of social media in school infographic plus awesome Teacher's Guides to social learning in classroom!
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This infographic has a nice break down of current social media uses by students, educators, and lesser known facts. 

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Learning information literacy

Learning information literacy | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
This paper reports on university students' experiences of learning information literacy. Phenomenography was selected as the research approach it describes experience from perspective study participants, which in case is a mixture undergraduate and postgraduate studying education at an Australian university. Semi-structured one-on-one interviews were conducted with fifteen students. interview transcripts iteratively reviewed for similarities differences Categories constructed analysis distinct features that reported. grouped into hierarchical structure represents' increasingly sophisticated reveals literacy six ways: to find information; process use create product; build personal knowledge base; advance disciplinary knowledge; grow person contribute others.

Understanding complexity concept literacy, collective diverse range ways enables academics librarians draw reported by design academic curricula targets more powerful information.


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I really like Categories 5 & 6.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 9:23 AM
Learning information literacy
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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Thanks to John Evans for sharing Educator's Technology recent post on the updates to Creative Commons.  

 

This visual does a nice job of explaining each CC diagram. 

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 6, 2014 12:08 PM

A very important information for teachers and students.

Howard Cohen's curator insight, May 7, 2014 8:03 AM

It is important to consider that education and business have a lot of connecting points. 

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, May 13, 2014 2:45 PM

Important changes to know about Creative Commons Licenses...

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.


Via Nik Peachey, FEED THE TEACHER
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Special thanks to Feed the Teacher (Giselle Santos) for sharing this diagram originally posted by Dr. Jackie Gerstein.  

 

The one point I really like is the definition of Education 3.0 - planning and implementing education.  The key is being thoroughly infused and reinvented. 

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:14 PM

Educación 3.0

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:07 PM

 This education 3.0 concept combined with Keegan's levels of Ego Development should help educators and students in their question for glory.

 

Jeremiah Stanley's curator insight, August 6, 2014 3:16 PM

This article provides a great foundation on web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 and how making a shift to web 3.0 can benefit students in their learning.

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Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network

Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Recently, I wrote an article about how to build an online personal teaching network, re-imagining opportunities to teach in the digital world and thinking about the role of teacher as independent c...

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Nice visual shared by Susan Bainbridge illustrating different aspects a teacher should be building to represent themselves as learners.  I would go one step further and say students should be following the same structure. 

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 4, 2014 5:39 PM

Construcción De Una personal docente rojo.

spapac7's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:15 AM

Don't forget your PLN!

mariarobets's curator insight, May 14, 2014 6:20 PM

this is simple and clear

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The State of Digital Education Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

The State of Digital Education Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Check The State of Digital Education Infographic to find extremely interesting facts about Digital Education.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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As many of you know I am a big fan of infographics as a method of visually displaying statistics and ideas.  This infographic shared by a good friend, Dr. Elaine Roberts via e-Learning Infographics is quite insightful.  

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The Getty Adds Another 77,000 Images to its Open Content Archive

The Getty Adds Another 77,000 Images to its Open Content Archive | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Last summer we told you that the J. Paul Getty Museum launched its Open Content Program by taking 4600 high-resolution images from the Getty collections, putting them into the public domain, and making them freely available in digital format. We also made it clear -- there would be more to come.

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Thank you Stephanie Sandifer for sharing information on the J. Paul Getty Museum regarding the addition of artwork being released into the public domain for free digital use. 

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Perspective - create audiovisual stories

Perspective - create audiovisual stories | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Perspective is a platform for exploring, creating, and sharing audiovisual stories. Today's storytelling involves a mishmash of apps, websites, blog tools, and technologies. Perspective simplifies all this by combining the essential elements of storytelling into a single iPad App.


Via Baiba Svenca
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I look forward to testing out this digital storytelling alternative app shared by Baiba Svenca on her "Digital Presentations in Education" scoop.it site.  This will also be added to my DS resource binder http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=7414&present=true

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 23, 2014 12:19 PM

A great iPad app for creating audiovisual stories. The app is free. Download from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/perspective/id516098684?ls=1


Natalie Sing's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:02 PM

Looks like a great app for High School students to share data.

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The Epic Ebook Guide

The Epic Ebook Guide | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"eBooks are around us. Do you know how to find them? What apps should you use? Do you know how to publish one? This epic eBook guide will help you understand how to download ebooks, use ebookstores, and how to find free and inexpensive ebooks and how to self publish."


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Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:38 AM

Os ebooks são um tipo de aplicação multimédia que se impôs nos últimos anos como uma séria alternativa à tecnologia analógica baseada em papel, fruto das muitas vantagens que o suporte digital proporciona para melhorar a experiência da leitura. O Epic Book Guide, descrito neste artigo, é interessante na medida em que ajuda a compreender que apps de leitura de ebooks existem, como as utilizar, para que servem e onde as obter; onde e como descarregar ebooks em vários formatos a partir de sites online; onde encontrar edições gratuitas de livros eletrónicos na Internet e como desenvolver edições de autor em que cada pessoa pode publicar e distribuir um ebook da sua autoria.

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, April 15, 2014 2:42 AM

Talteen! Linkeistä löytyi mm. neuvoja e-kirjan tekemisestä uusilla välineillä. Beta-vaiheessa olevaan Liber.io -sovellukseen lähetin heti liittymispyynnön. Myös MS Officen julkaisutoiminta oli juttu, jota en ollut aiemmin huomannut.

Classi's curator insight, April 15, 2014 5:28 AM

All things relatied to eBooks. Great info.

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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Thanks to reuvenwerber for sharing this post on his Jewish Education Around the World page.  http://www.scoop.it/t/jewish-education-around-the-world/

 

This comes and a perfect time as my TnC356 preservice students from Sterling College are creating PSA videos and digital storytelling projects. 

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 13, 2014 9:59 AM

I'm loving Easybib more and more. Guides for citations of all types of sources, AND website evaluation. The integration into Google Drive is wonderful. It works like Bibme without the ads! 

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 13, 2014 3:16 PM

COOL!

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 14, 2014 3:27 AM

Citation of sources; referencing

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Rewordify - Understand what you read

Rewordify - Understand what you read | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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This site along with Hemingway (http://www.hemingwayapp.com/) are two solid options for teachers and students to understand and improve writing at a deeper level. 

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Lucy Georges's comment, April 7, 2014 10:39 PM
A bit slow and too buggy to be of any real use for the moment. Great idea however.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 25, 2014 5:55 AM

This looks interesting I wonder if I can use this to help students make their own glossaries?

Anna Bartosik's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:21 AM

ESL students could use this instead of a dictionary in order to understand complicated texts

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Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought

Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is largely a matter of workflow.

 

If you can forgive a mixed metaphor, the traditional classroom sees the teacher as the both the director and the bottleneck of all productivity. They create assignments, assess proficiency, respond to assessment data, and refine planned instruction in light of constantly changing circumstances.

 

This is challenging in any context, but in 1:1 and mobile learning environments, it’s even more complex. With tablets, every student has both an information portal and a digital printing press. This means they can reach both communities and potential collaborators.

 

The above graphic from @ipadwells addresses this issue with a helpful graphic that visualizes a workflow, while offering up representative apps for each step of the process."

 


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:27 PM

Great resource for everyone trying to integrate technology in the classroom!

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:36 AM

Important understanding for teachers wanting to support students to create and publish artifacts of student learning

Ann Francis's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:41 AM

#workflow

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A Wonderful Visual Timeline of The History of Classroom Technology

A Wonderful Visual Timeline of The History of Classroom Technology | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Being a History and Technology teacher as well as an Infographic enthusiast, I find this design shared by Educators Technology quite interesting and informative. 

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UmeaMan's comment, March 21, 2014 4:25 AM
wonderful infographic, great material to review the history of classroom technology.
Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, March 21, 2014 7:14 PM

Amazing how old the overhead  projector is and still in use in some educational establishments

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NowComment: Educational Uses of Online Discussion

Online discussion help students intellectually engage with a text. This screencasts talks about the most common use case, discussion of assigned reading, and...

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This article will take you to a YouTube video discussing "Now Comment".  I like this approach as it is quite similar, in approach, to Ed-TED.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:42 AM

NowComment 



Tom Perran's curator insight, March 24, 2014 6:19 AM

Useful tool to help students  share their perspectives on lessons with their peers.

alexislucas's curator insight, March 25, 2014 9:32 AM

 

appli très complète et adaptée pour l'enseignant et sa classe

permet le commentaire et le surlignage dans une interface bien conçue.

seul limite : faudra t'il Facebook pour être en classe ?