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7 ways to teach digital literacy skills - iPads in Education Ning

7 ways to teach digital literacy skills - iPads in Education Ning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"Fostering digital literacy skills is one of the most difficult tasks for educators. Evaluating and analyzing online resources for accuracy is something that many adults struggle with – we’ve all been bamboozled before, haven’t we? But digital literacy is more than just determining if something is true or false – it’s intelligently and responsibly navigating online, it’s putting countless pieces together to form a puzzle, it’s determining what’s important and evaluating bias, etc – the list goes on. So, as an educator, how do we reinforce these crucial skills in our classrooms?"


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Excellent points to discuss with your students and colleagues..

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Philippa Harris's curator insight, June 17, 2013 5:37 AM

Excellent activities for teachers and children to critically think about websites. Pip Harris

John Scott Lucas's comment, June 19, 2013 2:26 PM
This is so important for students to learn about, especially fake websites. One that wasn't mentioned that I like to use is the one about the California velcro crop being damaged. http://www.umbachconsulting.com/miscellany/velcro.html
John Evans's comment, June 19, 2013 2:43 PM
Thanks for that link John! Been searching for a new one since the original went down. I've updated my Web Search and Verification page on my wiki with it. http://joevans.pbworks.com/w/page/12725920/Web%20Search%20and%20Verification You may find some other sites of use there too! Cheers!
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Fotopedia closes, but CC-licensed photos live on

Fotopedia closes, but CC-licensed photos live on | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
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If you’re a fan of photo-and-knowledge-sharing community Fotopedia, you’ve likely heard that the site is closing this Sunday, August 10.
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But Fotopedia's photos will live on in an archive!

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The 6 Levels Of Bloom’s Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs

The 6 Levels Of Bloom’s Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The various levels of Bloom’s (Revised) Taxonomy are pretty well known to most teachers at this point.
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Three Myths about Hybrid and Online College Courses

Three Myths about Hybrid and Online College Courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

As many educators recognize, hybrid and online courses are increasing in higher learning institutions. Yet in spite of this, lack of encouragement among some professors and administrators for this type of instruction means the supply is not necessarily keeping up with the demand.

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Instructors (and administrators) are often willing to teach hybrid and online, but need their colleges to set up good prerequisites, carefully select the appropriate courses to teach hybrid/online, and provide adequate training and support. 

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eTextbooks are as polarizing as ever in higher ed

eTextbooks are as polarizing as ever in higher ed | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The eTextbook revolution has been coming for quite some time, but if recent national survey results are any indication, acceptance of nontraditional textbooks isn't even close to critical mass.
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In a pilot in 10 community colleges in 2012 in North Carolina, students didn't want an e-book unless it was for a non-critical course, and reduced book costs by at least 40%.  And the technology promised by vendors, was primarily available for students-not instructors...

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.
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A Resource of Over 100.000 Free Images to Use in Class

A Resource of Over 100.000 Free Images to Use in Class | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

August 1, 2014
Here is another great resource of free images for teachers and students to use in class.Welcome Library made freely available more than 100,000 high resolution images.

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Move Over MOOCs, It's Online Competency Time

Move Over MOOCs, It's Online Competency Time | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

 

When massive open online courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012, all too often the description of them was accompanied by an adjective: disruptive. What's disruptive now?

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5 Quick Ways To Start Using Video In The Classroom

5 Quick Ways To Start Using Video In The Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Integrating video into our classrooms can be a great way not only to get students more engaged in the material you’re presenting to them, but to get them using technology, giving and getting feedback, and tapping all parts of their brain while they learn.

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3 Reasons Why Online Content Can Leave 'Above the Fold' Behind

3 Reasons Why Online Content Can Leave 'Above the Fold' Behind | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Now that we live in a multi-screen world, the idea of keeping online content "above the fold" is meaningless. Learn more about leaving "above the fold" behind.
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Thoughts about Meaningful Interactions in Online Courses

Thoughts about Meaningful Interactions in Online Courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

The body of research reviewed is comprehensive and compelling; it goes back to the 1920's, and includes correspondence courses, video-based instruction, and--more recently--online courses. The results indicate that while the experience of the course may be different, the learning is "not significantly different.

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Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The good curriculum is in the details, so focus your teacher super powers on the granular aspects of planning ahead for the new school year.
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No Sweat DIY Infographics using PowerPoint, Clip Art, Charts or Tools

No Sweat DIY Infographics using PowerPoint, Clip Art, Charts or Tools | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

You don’t have to be the world’s best artist to create a respectable infographic to help you make sense of your data, but it does take a little consideration and small amount of inspiration. 

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Website Accessibility: Audio (for your podcasts and/or music)

Website Accessibility: Audio (for your podcasts and/or music) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Before we roll up our sleeves, let's be clear that this post is about audio-only files - not video with audio. If you manage a site with audio files like music or podcasts, this post will help you make your content more accessible.

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I'm always looking for accessibility tips-this post has lots of resources

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The Art and Science of Successful Online Discussions

The Art and Science of Successful Online Discussions | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Faculty use asynchronous discussions to extend and enhance instructional practices in the online classroom. It is widely reported that online discussions play an integral role in facilitating students’ learning, as well as fostering dialogue, critical thinking, and reflective inquiry (Kayler & Weller, 2007; Morris, Finnegan, & Sz-Shyan, 2005). Despite faculty’s knowledge that discussion forums can serve as a useful learning tool, online discussions are not easy to establish and manage.
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It takes time and practice to create and facilitate effective online discussion forums.

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Learning to Teach Online

Learning to Teach Online | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

 

While many colleges and universities do a good job offering faculty development programs for online teaching, they can't possibly keep up with that kind of growth.

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7 great tech tools for college students

7 great tech tools for college students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

 


Spiral notebooks and pocket folders just don’t cut it anymore as school supplies for college students. Today, it’s all about technology.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/07/5092272/7-great-tech-tools-for-college.html#storylink=cpy
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Promoting Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom

Promoting Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Teddi Fishman, director of the International Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson University, advocates an instructional design/community-building approach to academic integrity rather than an adversarial approach. Her stint as a police officer informs this stance. As radar gun companies introduced improved speed enforcement tools, the latest radar detectors (often produced by the same companies) rendered such improvements ineffective. “I learned that you can’t out-tech people, and you don’t want to get into that situation. You don’t want to have that arms race. Certainly some security measures are going to be necessary, but don’t get into the habit of relying on technology to establish a climate of integrity, because it can have adverse effects. Nobody wants to feel like they’re being watched all the time,” she says.
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Getting to know your students definitely helps, along with setting academic expectations plus using plagiarism checking tools.

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Four Key Questions about Grading

Four Key Questions about Grading | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
There’s an excellent article on grading in a recent issue of Cell Biology Education-Life Sciences Education. It offers a brief history of grading (it hasn’t been around for all that long), and then looks to the literature for answers to four key questions.
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Ouch-should we grade at all? Is a grading curve fair or not?

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Twitter Chat: How to Develop Good Online Learning Habits

Twitter Chat: How to Develop Good Online Learning Habits | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it


Online learning has increasingly become an option for students seeking to earn a degree without having to quit their jobs or relocate to campus.

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3 ways online learning can enhance educational experiences

3 ways online learning can enhance educational experiences | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of focus recently on online learning and how it will impact the future of education.
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How To Stay Relevant With Your Online Content

How To Stay Relevant With Your Online Content | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Maintaining relevancy is something you read about in multiple blogs: it could be listed as a simple bullet point, but many blogs do not unpack it further. What do they mean by saying “keep your content relevant?
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Who are the five faces of online education?

Who are the five faces of online education? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"Most students and parents surveyed are open to online coursework and favor a blended learning approach ..."

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Important to understand who your learners are!

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Creating a Work Life Balance for Online Instructors

Creating a Work Life Balance for Online Instructors | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A majority of online instructors work as adjuncts and that means they are balancing numerous responsibilities. They know that managing their time is extremely important and that their weekdays may be spent just managing the basics.
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Make sure you check out the Warning Signs of Overload-and what to do about it.

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Explain With Video While You Show Your Slides with Movenote


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You can create videos with your presentations: just add your explanations and/or notes to your slides, generate the video-then share via gmail, drive, dropbox, box, or via your chromebook, or use their iOS or Android app, or share via their Google Chrome app.

 

Check them out at: http://www.movenote.com/

 

Tutorials (Movenote lite is free for teachers/classrooms):

http://edumovenote.tumblr.com/tutorials

 

FAQs: http://edumovenote.tumblr.com/faq

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Georges Millet's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:34 PM

Visual collaboration ... a wider choice of tools 

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Speaking presentations- a FREE application. Grab it.

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Give it  a try!

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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | Education and Tech Tools | 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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The basics of planning and creating your infographic.

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