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One Easy Way to Help Subject Matter Experts Produce E-Learning ...

One Easy Way to Help Subject Matter Experts Produce E-Learning ... | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Yes. It is true that Mindflash makes it a ton easier to develop, publish, and distribute e-learning courses. In fact, the way Mindflash is designed, you can.
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The 5 Minute Marking (Grading) Plan by @TeacherToolkit 

The 5 Minute Marking (Grading) Plan by @TeacherToolkit  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Marking is an occupational hazard for all teachers. Whilst 'The 5 Minute Marking Plan' cannot do your marking for you (sadly) it will help you focus on the job

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It's not techy-but it sure makes grading so much easier!

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You Can Become an Engaging Educator With These 4 Steps

You Can Become an Engaging Educator With These 4 Steps | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher." – Temple Grandin It is possible for anyone to teach....

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I like the 4 steps and suggestions that we could all use to stay up-to-date with our field, our instructional practice, adult learning and more!

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17 Totally Free Venn Diagram Templates [Edit and Download]

17 Totally Free Venn Diagram Templates [Edit and Download] | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
17 Venn diagram templates, with examples of how to use them. Insert your own information, change colors and download as JPG, PNG or PDF.

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17 Venn diagrams you can edit and download..

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Venns that are editable make for excellent infographics and graphic support for presentations.
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Two Free Apps for Capturing Immersive Imagery

Two Free Apps for Capturing Immersive Imagery | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

In 5 Good Resources for Teaching and Learning About World War II I mentioned that I captured some photospheres at the WWII Museum. How? 

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Create your own 360 views with two apps : Google Cardboard Camera app and the Google Street View app

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Dean: Here's how eTextbooks are leading to higher completion rates 

Dean: Here's how eTextbooks are leading to higher completion rates  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
eTextbook program saved students in nearly 1,000 sections more than $2.5 million dollars during the 2015-16 academic year.
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I agree, start small, with faculty who want to use eTextbooks, and see if it works for your students..

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Our Favorite Tech Tools 2017 Edition

Our Favorite Tech Tools 2017 Edition | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
This year's Favorite Tech Tools focused on a wide variety of free (or low-cost), easy-to-use tools, that work in the classroom, in hybrid/online courses or both. 
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Loved demoing and playing with Socrative (on-the-fly quizzing), EDpuzzle (questions/audio IN videos), Office Lens (scan a paper and make it editable with Word), Google Cardboard (360 Ah Paris!), 1 Second Everyday (video diary) and Google Autodraw (drawing for non-artists, a-la-artificial intelligence) 

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How Video Games Are Changing Education - The Gizmo Life

How Video Games Are Changing Education - The Gizmo Life | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
When it comes to video gaming and education recent developments in video game research reveal correlations between playing video games and learning.
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Interesting article (with research) about the pros and cons of  using video games (increasingly) in education

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A Little Help With Your Homework

A Little Help With Your Homework | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
How to guide your students to self-differentiate their homework—without creating more work for yourself.
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Sometimes we need a little help with simplifying homework-for our students and ourselves!

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How to create accessible e-learning design

How to create accessible e-learning design | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning.

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Good points and resources-except you usually want link text to be more descriptive than "here" or "click here"..

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Behaviors & Strategies for Improving Your Instructor Presence

Behaviors & Strategies for Improving Your Instructor Presence | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A helpful list of behaviors and strategies for improving instructor presence in an online class.
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Lots of excellent tips for making your course interactive and inject your personality into it-I use quite a few of these-but would like to add more (lots of tools too)!  

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10 attributes of successful online students 

10 attributes of successful online students  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
As online learning becomes increasingly popular, what are the skills and habits necessary for student success?
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Great traits for online students!

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Canada Learning Code (using Scratch)

Canada Learning Code (using Scratch) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Join thousands of Canadians across the country to teach beginner-friendly coding lessons in your community. No coding experience necessary.
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Lots of lesson plans, videos and teacher training on using Scratch and coding in the classroom

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Instructors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how

Instructors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

If 60 full-time faculty members each retained one additional student per course who would have otherwise dropped out, the college could stand to gain an additional $1.6 million per year in revenue.

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The article points out how many adjuncts are now teaching those who need the most assistance-and that investing in all faculty (part-time and full-time) is the best way to help your students.

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Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, features the latest data on women's achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »
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Interesting data considering it was just mother's day-why women don't join or leave engineering and computing and what to do about it!

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Debunked: 5 myths about classroom technology

Debunked: 5 myths about classroom technology | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Arguments against classroom technology are often unsupported by empirical evidence.

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Interesting points!

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MOOCs: A Postmortem

MOOCs: A Postmortem | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
What I mean when I say that MOOCs are dead is not that MOOCs no longer exist, but that MOOCs are no longer competing against universities for the same students. Continuing with the Coursera theme here, in August they became the last of the major MOOC providers to pivot to corporate training.

 

While I did note the departure of Daphne Koller on this blog, I didn’t even bother to mention that pivot at the time because it seemed so unremarkable, but really it is.


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I love taking MOOC's, but would never want my (public) institution to waste money on creating or maintaining a MOOC ..what a waste of public money! Let the private schools throw their dollars away-we'll be glad to take the courses we like and ignore the rest.

 

It was obvious, IMO, from day one, MOOC's were not set up for a self-sustaining business model, and were building courses on the backs of faculty who were donating their time and  materials to corporations (quite a few of the MOOC providers are not non-profit, in spite of their "good intentions"). 

 

Corporate training is their only hope..until then, take the courses while they are free!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 7:23 AM

An interesting analysis.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 8, 9:59 PM

This is interesting. Thanks to Mark E. Deschaine.

Leigh-Anne Perryman's curator insight, May 15, 4:04 AM
The debate about MOOCs continues...
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Implicit Bias in the STEM Classroom

Implicit Bias in the STEM Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
How to start tackling the biases that hold students back in STEM.
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It's easy to give the wrong message-without being aware of it..

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*Free* Summer MOOC's for Teachers/Educators

*Free* Summer MOOC's for Teachers/Educators | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
I've taken a number of free courses in the past few years from Coursera and Canvas.net. I found a number of interesting Summer courses from these two vendors, and listed them below.
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I've taken one of these courses last summer (Copyright for Librarians and Educators) and it was very good-so taking Copyright for Multimedia this summer!

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Save Teacher Weekends: 7 Ways to Spend Less Time Grading Essays

Save Teacher Weekends: 7 Ways to Spend Less Time Grading Essays | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
You don’t have to give your entire life over to grading.
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You can apply these tips to any grading-not just essays: use a rubric, focus on key skills (not every error) and have students grade each other (peer review).

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Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.
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Interesting ideas how to challenge your fast learners while making sure everyone learns the important content

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10 Innovative Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers

10 Innovative Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
If you're looking for some innovative formative assessment strategies, you'll find some great ideas in this article. Try them out in your own classroom.
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Fun ways to check how well your students are grasping concepts in your classroom.. 

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Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right 

Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Giving effective student feedback involves targeting specific skills, keeping track of progress, and considering the individual needs of each student.
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This article is still getting comments-it really hones in on what we can do to help our students improve 

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How To Get Your First Website or Major Site Upgrade Right

How To Get Your First Website or Major Site Upgrade Right | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
For a first website or major redesign, there are basic points to follow if you want to succeed. Read on to be walked through the most importan
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Nice set of tools to use to analyze your web site 

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10 web design freebies to add to your arsenal

10 web design freebies to add to your arsenal | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Designing for the web, you must keep up-to-date with the latest trends and tools. For the trends, it’s fairly easy to know what’s going on, but it can be hard to follow with the tools. …
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I like the free icons-just found them recently!

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