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A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design

A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

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Wow-I'm going to check this out! If you have a blog or web site, or an e-learning class, it can never hurt to learn more about design, especially from experts.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 5, 9:26 AM

Great for high school learning too!  Use with art, digital storytelling, web design classes.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 1:26 PM

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Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content

Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"In order for our learners to see how designing information changes how it is viewed, the students this year placed their visual infographics side-by-side with their linear notes to see the transformation. It was the “ah ha” moment, when they could examine how the delivery of content mattered and how the deliberate choices in font hierarchy, color selection, and placement changed the way others perceived the ideas."


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My best presentations are almost all pictures..

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 15, 8:55 PM

What a difference a visual can make? Check out the projects shown in this post. Compare the linear version (text only) with a visual that has the same information but presented in a completely different way. Which one do you think your students would be able to drawn to?

In this post ASIDE provides a bit of the history of how they have gone about teaching their students to create visuals (also known as infographics).

Along with providing the visual and the linear version of three projects they also provide two charts:

* The Elements of Design (the tools to make art)

* The Principles of Design ( how to use the tools to make art)

There are many free tools that help students create visuals. If you have been considering a project that would have your students take part in this type of project this post provides valuable information that will help the project run more smoothly.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 16, 9:14 AM
Interesting article showing the "ah ha" moment students had when putting their visual notes alongside their regular notes.
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Five Reasons #Gamergate Connects to Educational Technology

Five Reasons #Gamergate Connects to Educational Technology | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
I've noticed that many of the bloggers who have been the loudest about game-based learning and game integration into the classroom have been nearly silent on the issue of Gamergate.

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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It's easier to ignore strife then risk becoming a target..I primarily play games alone after dealing with online game junk years ago. But I respect those that are willing to deal with the backlash you get when you aren't "one of the gang". 

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MIT offers free online courses in game design, ed tech

MIT offers free online courses in game design, ed tech | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The place where the video game was invented more than 50 years ago now wants to teach instructors, entrepreneurs, and students how to design games for learning—and it’s hoping the end result will be a new kind of tech tool for the classroom.
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This class will be taught using group projects and interviews with experts instead of videos...

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Building the Next Generation of Female IT Professionals

Building the Next Generation of Female IT Professionals | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
It's no secret that women are under-represented in technology jobs. To help turn that tide, while at the same time building a pipeline of talent, some companies are putting money where their good intentions are.
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What a great idea: get girls interested in coding early and provide the funding to do it!

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What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
With several overlapping features, Facebook's Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused.

Via Bonnie Burns
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Profile: Share your story (work or personal)

Groups: Share with a small group of people: Family, friends, teammates, or co-workers

Pages: For businesses, organizations and "brands" to share and connect with people

 

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, October 20, 12:11 PM

Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether you want to stay in touch with friends, promote your brand or meet others with the same hobbies, we can help you determine which tool will most effectively meet your needs.

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Ruling on copyright fair use will hurt professors, students and publishers (essay)

Ruling on copyright fair use will hurt professors, students and publishers (essay) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
In Friday’s decision in Cambridge University Press v. Patton,the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit followed decades of jurisprudence in casting aside bright line rules for determining whether faculty made fair use of copyrighted material.
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Once again, no clear rules for fair use. Who loses? Students.

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Just Add Audio Video Creation Platform Launches on iOS

Just Add Audio Video Creation Platform Launches on iOS | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Royalty-free stock video company VideoBlocks has announced the launch of its iOS app, Just Add Audio.
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Add audio, from tons of choices, to your pics or video

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Create A Presentation On The Go Using Your Apple Device!

Create A Presentation On The Go Using Your Apple Device! | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Apple iPad is considered to be a perfect device for slideshow presentations that lets you get rid of carrying those bulky laptops for any business meeting. It offers you exceptional choices suitable for every kind of presentation.
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Top 5 Apple apps to create presentations are explored.

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Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory

Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Andy Stanfield, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Florida Institute of Technology, is a proponent of using Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning to improve instructional design.
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Don't just chunk content, make sure there's plenty of images and audio, that's what we absorb first.
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How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs ( for $60)

How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs ( for $60) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
When recording voice overs in a non-professional studio, you’re bound to run into unwanted background noises, and other pesky sounds that your microphone picks up. What is the solution? Make your own sound booth.
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For about $60, what a great DIY
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How can Higher Education Continue to Find This Acceptable Teaching Practice?

How can Higher Education Continue to Find This Acceptable Teaching Practice? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Why is it Okay to Populate Undergraduate Classes With Instructors who Really Aren’t There to Teach Well? 

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This is why many go to community colleges and small colleges..instructors focus on teaching at these institutions, they don't have to focus on research. Their students aren't being taught by TA's (some TA's are great, but some aren't). 

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Could We Be Doing Better with Our Assignments?

Could We Be Doing Better with Our Assignments? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Assignments are a terribly important part of the teaching and learning equation. They aren’t just random activities that faculty ask students to complete for points and grades; they are the vehicles through which students learn course content.
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Check out the comments to this article ! Dozens of instructors posted their alternative assignments they are using With their students.

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Vidra app: Quickly create an "explainer" video

Vidra app: Quickly create an "explainer" video | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

TenTouch Apps - Makers of Grafio the best Diagramming app for iOS have just released Vidra,which allows you to easily create a video and load it to YouTube.

Becky Roehrs's insight:

Looks like an awesome tool. I can't wait to add my sketches along with images and voice.

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Do Girls Learn Differently Online?

Do Girls Learn Differently Online? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
How can we turn the mere availability of online instruction in STEM into true access for female students?

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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Nope, but girls/women have to deal with how females are perceived..

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You Can Now Create Your Classroom Website on iPad for Free

You Can Now Create Your Classroom Website on iPad for Free | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
October, 2014 Weebly, the popular website creation platform, has now a powerful app that works on iPad. Besides Google Sites, Weebly is one of the best free web tools I have been recommending for teachers to use to create class websites.
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I like Weebly a lot more than Google Sites..now it's on your iPad and free.
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The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote

The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Although Evernote already is a fairly well-known app, very few educators realize its potential building and sharing student portfolios.
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Edudemic points out how easy Evernote is to use, how students can add all sorts of documents with Evernote, and provides nine steps for helping students set up their e-portfolios.

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking)


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See descriptions and examples of lessons created using: LessonPaths, Blendspace, Geddit, Ed.Ted.com, and Powtoon

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Ed Department to Colleges: Read the Instructions for counting DL students

Ed Department to Colleges: Read the Instructions for counting DL students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education has a response to colleges and universities confused by how they are supposed to count students enrolled in distance education courses: Read the instructions.
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100% online classes count, not hybrid/blended/flipped.

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NPR Tells The Other Story of Women In Tech - Gizmodo

NPR Tells The Other Story of Women In Tech - Gizmodo | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
We're all used to hearing about women, or rather, the lack of, in the technology industry. But as NPR's Planet Money, points out, things weren't always that way: back at the dawn of the IT age, women were a major player in the computer science field.
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When it was cool to be women geeks..

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iPad Photographers, Flickr Has Finally Come to iPad

iPad Photographers, Flickr Has Finally Come to iPad | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
If Apple's new photo-friendly tablets aren't satisfying enough, iPad photographers just got another tool to up their game.
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Just spent hours playing with flickr on my ipad mini..

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Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use

Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
BREAKING: Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, breathing new life into the debate on copyright in higher education and potentially complicating the way professors use e-reserves.
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Possibly complicating ? how about totally complicating higher ed use of e-reserves and more..

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Artsy's Incredible Online Database Brings Art to Your Fingertips

Artsy's Incredible Online Database Brings Art to Your Fingertips | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Marina Cashdan was born into art. A native New Yorker, Cashdan resided in a SoHo neighborhood brimming with creativity. Artistic thinking had a huge presence in Cashdan's upbringing: Her mother was a dancer and her father, an architect.
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Poor Kids Are Starving for Words

Poor Kids Are Starving for Words | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
According to a new initiative, launched at the White House on Thursday, the "word gap" that afflicts low-income children needs to be addressed with the same passion as child hunger.
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Why is this important? According to the article: "Because the word gap first appears during periods of critical neurological and cognitive development, its effects cannot be easily remedied by later interventions". What can be done? All caretakers need to know that their words matter.
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Two Excellent Resources to Find iPad Apps that Go Free

Two Excellent Resources to Find iPad Apps that Go Free | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

October 15, 2014
Each time I post on an iPad app that has gone free I receive few emails asking about the sources I use to learn about these deals. 

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AppsGoneFree is the favorite

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.
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And students could pick a book they wanted to read...

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