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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education | Video on TED.com

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This is great idea of how to use free online courses-other than just for PR or community service.

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Vloasis's curator insight, May 30, 2013 9:41 AM

A great idea: educated people showing compassion, and a shotglass more than the usual amount of daring.  Putting classes online for free, and using them for research to study how learning works, helps everyone.  At the time of this video there were 43 courses available. Hopefully now there's more.

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:26 AM

Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

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Educational Technology Guy: Evernote Tips and Tricks Series - #5 - Audio Notes

Educational Technology Guy: Evernote Tips and Tricks Series - #5 - Audio Notes | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

You can use Evernote to record notes, web clips, and your audio.

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Instructions for recording audio in Evernote using the web, Android and iOS. I can't believe I missed this..

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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. 

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Just try one new thing at a time in the classroom or online..you don't have to be perfect, just like your students learn by doing...

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The 1-hour crash course on integrating project-based learning

The 1-hour crash course on integrating project-based learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The era of ‘sage on the stage’ is dwindling in education. Teachers are no longer required to stand up and start talking in front of a group of students until the bell rings.
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Here's your chance to get PD and get going with project-based learning.
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This Is Your Brain On Games

This Is Your Brain On Games | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Illustration by Terry FanThe past year has illuminated many things about the way the brain works, including how it responds to games. It is now erroneous to conflate ten hours of Super Mario with minor head trauma.
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This article contains tons of research articles about how playing games changes our brain..in very good ways.
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Kamil Lemański's curator insight, January 24, 5:04 PM

Zobacz jak funkcjonuje twój mózg podczas grania w gry video . Bardzo ciekawy artykół zachęcam do przeczytania. 

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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The change that the Common Core demands from us is considerable, but it's not radical.
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Ideas on how to use Common Core, instead of letting it use up our teachers and students.
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For Faithful Digital Reproductions of Public Domain Works -Check out CC0 at Creative Commons

For Faithful Digital Reproductions of Public Domain Works -Check out CC0 at Creative Commons | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation.

Today's...
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Find out four excellent sources of public domain art at two musuems and two libraries.

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What Does Awesome Look Like? - ettipad

What Does Awesome Look Like? - ettipad | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

At EdTechTeacher, we have the benefit of working with and hearing from educators from around the world.

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Excellent activities that are for students grade 1-12. You have to give your email address, but each activity is described, lists activity steps, iPad apps used, lessons learned, and shows an example of the finished activity. All provided by the teachers who used the activities with their students.

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The importance of Social Presence in Online Courses

The importance of Social Presence in Online Courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

To me, Social Presence depends a lot on how participants choose to take part in an online course. Of course, it also depends on the opportunities of interaction provided during the course.


Via Nik Peachey
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Instructors can encourage interactions, but students need to step up, too.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 23, 8:54 AM

Some interesting tips for students and teachers.

Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, January 23, 5:41 PM

#educación #comunicación

asli telli's curator insight, January 24, 12:09 PM

A different approach to social presence in online work...

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5 Smart (And Fun!) Uses for Student Blogs

5 Smart (And Fun!) Uses for Student Blogs | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Some would argue that the 21st classroom isn’t complete without a classroom blog. Students can use it to hand in assignments, explore the more creative side of assignments, and learn how to be a good digital citizen.
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Interactive blog assignments you could use with kids, teens, and/or adults.

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You can now take every Khan Academy course via the iPad

You can now take every Khan Academy course via the iPad | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Your iPad just became an even more powerful learning tool than it already was, and you can thank Khan Academy for that.
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Need math on your iOS device? Khan Academy has arrived.

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Personalized Learning Vs Traditional Learning

Personalized Learning Vs Traditional Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

January 22, 2015
One of the biggest affordances of technology is towards the enhancement of the concept of personalized learning.

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Easy to say, not necessarily easy to do or assess...

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Google Docs gets real-time spell-check on mobile apps, Touch ID access for iOS

Google Docs gets real-time spell-check on mobile apps, Touch ID access for iOS | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Not happy to let Microsoft have all the attention today, Google dropped a couple of neat updates for its mobile apps. First up, there are some new editing features for the company’s suite of office apps.
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Also, you can group shapes together in presentations..

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Excellent Speech to Text Tool Integrated with Google Drive

Excellent Speech to Text Tool Integrated with Google Drive | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

January 22, 2015
Voice Recognition (former Dictation) is one of the most popular speech recognition apps in the Chrome store. The app works right from your Chrome browser.

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I just downloaded Voice Recognition , to my pc's chrome web browser . I started talking (make sure you click on accept to get it to recognize your voice), and it recorded what I said, fairly accurately. I then saved the text file to my desktop-but if you tell it to add a new paragraph, it inserts HTML tags into the text file. My fix-I won't create new paragraphs while dictating.. 

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The Professor's Guide to Creating Video with a PC

The Professor's Guide to Creating Video with a PC | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Whether you’re practicing flipped or blended learning in your classroom,
set the occasional video assignment, or have just observed that your
students are the Netflix generation — you’ve likely seen what powerful tool video can for teaching and learning.

That's why we've put together a comprehensive guide to help instructors
create great quality video with their PCs. The guide covers tips and
techniques that are useful in creating webcam and screen recordings,
lecture capture and video as


Via Kathleen Cercone
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Good tips even tho it assumes you have professional tools available to you..

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WhatsApp Web: Everything You Need To Know

WhatsApp Web: Everything You Need To Know | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
WhatsApp is one of the best messaging clients around, and it just got better. Apart from supporting all mobile platforms, WhatsApp has now launched a web-based client, so you can finally use WhatsApp on your PC and sync with your phone.
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If you want to use WhatsApp you can use it on your pc with the Chrome web browser..now.

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Full-time college enrollment may not work for all

Full-time college enrollment may not work for all | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Findings from an effort to benchmark the persistence patterns of non-first-time (NFT) college students indicate that NFT students are less likely to drop out and more likely to complete an associate degree if they combine full-time and part-time school.
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This seems pretty obvious, but then I've gone back to school and worked while going to a community college and again while going to graduate school.
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3 Healthy Homework Guidelines from Experts

3 Healthy Homework Guidelines from Experts | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
In this remarkable video, the organization Race to Nowhere reveals astonishing information about homework to the National PTA.
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For those of us who use assignments, here's ideas and research about how to approach assignments.
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​Textbook Creator Enables Teachers to Self-Publish E-Textbooks

​Textbook Creator Enables Teachers to Self-Publish E-Textbooks | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
AMAZONIAN EDUCATORS: DIY teachers can now move beyond finding textbook alternatives online.
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Beta version is available now..
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4 Best Practices in Implementing GBL

4 Best Practices in Implementing GBL | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
For successful gamification, build the excitement, use the data you collect, make the game fun for all students, and never underestimate the value of play.
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Good advice-especially keeping parents and managers involved in the process.

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Screenshots for iOS is a better way to manage all your… screenshots

Screenshots for iOS is a better way to manage all your… screenshots | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Screenshots, a new app from Landscape Mobile, uses smart technology to help you organize and share a particular kind of image — screenshots — on your iPhone.
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Sounds like it could be useful for students and teachers too.

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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures

The Best Teacher Tools  for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
January 22, 2015
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual...
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All of these web tools look good..I usually use the actual Snagit software since it has so many features and is not that expensive for educators..plus I use Snagit to create videos.

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Useful Free Tools Students Can Use to Create 3D Models (Work on Chromebooks too)

Useful Free Tools Students Can Use to Create 3D Models (Work on Chromebooks too) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

January 21, 2015
Below are two useful tools you  can use with your students to create 3D models on the cloud. You do not need to download any software, the tools are web-based.

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You can save your designs as standard 3D files, too.

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10 ways YouTube can engage your classes now

10 ways YouTube can engage your classes now | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
YouTube is a behemoth. Each month, more than 1 billion unique users visit the site to view 6 billion hours of video per month. It’s the second-largest search engine in the world, bigger than Bing, Yahoo!
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Excellent list of tips-I've used many of these tips but there's always more you can do with videos..

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STEM vs. STEAM: Why The “A” Makes All The Difference

STEM vs. STEAM: Why The “A” Makes All The Difference | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects are the focal point of popular integrated learning systems. However, voices are calling out for the “A” in “arts” to turn STEM into STEAM.
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Research on why arts are essential..

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4 Powerful Tools from Google to Teach Kids Coding

4 Powerful Tools from Google to Teach Kids Coding | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

January, 2015
Coding is becoming one of the essential literacies in the 21st century education. There is a growing demand now for teaching students how to code...

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All 4 tools look fun to use, too.

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