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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology.

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It's a good checklist for making sure you've thought through why you want to use a tool with your students.

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How and Why to Use Podcasts in Your Classes

How and Why to Use Podcasts in Your Classes | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A podcast is a topic-specific digital stream of audio files (in some cases, video or PDF also) that can be downloaded to a computer or a wide variety of media devices. They are funny, entertaining,…
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I've always wondered why you'd use a podcast with your students-so here's some of the answers..

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Women in STEM Majors Offer Solutions for Gender Imbalance

Women in STEM Majors Offer Solutions for Gender Imbalance | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Survey: Challenges persist for college women in STEM, but mentorships and other strategies can help close the gap.
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Ugh-I totally emphasize-when I was a computer programming student and later a programmer, I was usually one of a few women in the lab or office...unfortunately, the same can be said of permanent vs adjunct STEM computer instructors-at my community college..

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Is Your University’s Online Course Up to Code?

Is Your University’s Online Course Up to Code? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Scorecards offer benchmarks for digital learning and instruction.
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This article contains links to 5 different scorecards to evaluate how ready your college administration is for online learning, for blended learning programs, course design, and digital course ware.

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4 Sites You Must Explore to Write Notes While Watching Videos for Learning

4 Sites You Must Explore to Write Notes While Watching Videos for Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Online platforms are providing tools that not only enables you to make notes easily but also gives you access to other great features such..

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Stewart-Marshall
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Vibby is new to me-will have to check out..

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, February 22, 6:19 AM
Online platforms are providing tools that not only enable you to make notes easily but also gives you access to other great features
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 24, 8:59 AM
Très bon site pour l'utilisation de vidéos au cours. Entre autres, vibby pour choisir un segment d'une vidéo sur Youtube.
Jovi Buendia's curator insight, February 25, 12:53 PM
This is this is a great way to integrate the new CC ELD standards 
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12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired Students

12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired Students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Upon the requests of some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning we went ahead and curated for you this selection of some very good iPad apps to use with blind and visually impaired students.
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Wow-these apps sound incredible, also for folks with learning disabilities

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Edit and Share Videos Like a Rock Star

Edit and Share Videos Like a Rock Star | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"The engine of learning is not always fueled by reading. In fact, knowledge is often acquired via audio, video, role-playing, and other approaches that address the varied learning styles of today's students".

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You can share videos with EDpuzzle/Vialogues, merge videos with YouTube or chop them up, or find videos at lots of interesting academic sites

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Fabiana Garcia Marulanda's curator insight, February 23, 12:06 AM

The technology is a huge gadget in the 21 century and it is for that reason that all the teachers implemented this resource in their classes in order to promote the collaborative work , no matter the age. In addition, when the child have the opportunity to share with other fellow companions they are reshape their previous knowledge.

 

Something that I want to highlight is that one of the items that  the writer express is  " The Vialogues" in which the children will be able to share their video with the classmates and make comments to others works.

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5 of higher ed’s alternative facts - eCampus News

5 of higher ed’s alternative facts - eCampus News | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Sometimes what we’d like to be true in higher education turns out to be nothing more than alternative facts. What are some that you know of?
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These were excellent "alternative" facts-community colleges are dealing more and more with "non-traditional" students, and no, not every student embraces technology..

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Add Questions to Videos and Monitor Student Progress, for Free, with EdPuzzle

Add Questions to Videos and Monitor Student Progress, for Free, with EdPuzzle | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Being able to take any video and add questions to it that students must answer before continuing to watch is an outstanding technique for making a video lesson richer and more engaging. It also provides very useful feedback. 

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Love EDPuzzle! Add questions inside your videos, while your students are watching it..or add your "important notes"..

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12 Ways to Create Content for Flipped Classroom Lessons: mysimpleshow 

12 Ways to Create Content for Flipped Classroom Lessons: mysimpleshow  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Today we have a guest post discussing a tool that has become increasingly popular for creating learning content – mysimpleshow. 

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I do like to use mysimpleshow for creating animated videos-and being able to use your PowerPoint as a starter tool is even better..

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Essay: Faculty members are right to be dubious of online education..they need to teach online 

Essay: Faculty members are right to be dubious of online education..they need to teach online  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Professors are right to be dubious of online education, writes Penelope Adams Moon, and that's exactly when they need to get involved.
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I disagree-I believe faculty should take an online class-such as a class about how to use their e-learning platform, or about teaching online, before they dive into teaching online.

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7 Excellent Tools for Creating Interactive Video Quizzes

7 Excellent Tools for Creating Interactive Video Quizzes | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A few days ago we featured a collection of some of the best web tools teachers can use to create non-traditional quizzes and today we are sharing another collection but this time for creating video quizzes.  These are tools you can use to design quizzes based on selected video content.
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I really like EDpuzzle and Ted Ed, but I know others who like Playposit; Video Ant is new to me.. 

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4 reasons why a generational skills gap exists today—and isn’t closing (yet)

4 reasons why a generational skills gap exists today—and isn’t closing (yet) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Can colleges and universities close the generation skills gap they helped create?
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Ok, millennials grew up wtih standardized tests and may not like group work-but hope is on the horizon-GenZers are supposed to want and crave group work. In the mean time, I'm trying out peer review assignments, to get students ready for group work.

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Where’s the creativity in coding?

Where’s the creativity in coding? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

The misconception that 'coding is boring' motivates EAK co-founder Dee Saigal

I grew up thinking that people who could speak the language of computers may as well be a different species – they probably had a completely different brain to mine. Computing couldn’t have seemed further away from the creative subjects that I loved as a child – more than that, I imagined it was something I would never be good at.

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Yep, coding is creative, despite what people think..

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TOPkit - Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit

TOPkit - Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) website is a comprehensive resource that provides the postsecondary community with the essential elements required to ensure a very high quality online faculty development program, including a sample course that may be imported into any learning management system and then customized. The links below walk you through a three-step process for planning, developing, and evaluating your program along with supporting resources.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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TOPkit definitely has tons of resources to help you set up your online/blended faculty training 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 20, 1:39 PM

There is a lot of combined wisdom coming out of Florida. Indeed Florida educators have been pioneers in this field. The TopKit site provides quality resources and an active community of practice. 

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The #1 Way to Engage Adult Learners? Be Relevant

The #1 Way to Engage Adult Learners? Be Relevant | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
By far the most effective means of keeping adult learners engaged is to make the coursework RELEVANT to them.
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I always add an overview to each Lesson that starts with "Why are we learning this? How is this being used in the real-world?"

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How the trust gap works against minority students' higher-ed aspirations - eCampus News

How the trust gap works against minority students' higher-ed aspirations - eCampus News | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Starting in middle school, minority students who experience mistreatment from educators can develop a trust gap that follows them through their education.
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If this study is accurate, It's disheartening that so many middle-school children of color feel mistreated..and this can then effect their adult educational achievement...

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Powerful Interactive Collaboration, in Class or Online: Knowlounge 

Powerful Interactive Collaboration, in Class or Online: Knowlounge  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Real-Time Interactive Instructional Tool Set Offers Unique Functionality at an Affordable Price Ever wanted to just add PDF notes to your online classes and write all over them? 

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Definitely looks interesting-it's an interactive whiteboard-where you can watch videos with your students and share photos and pdf's and notes with your students in "real-time". Plus you can add quiz questions and even create break-out rooms..

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20 Sites With Free Images for Your Blog or Social Media Posts

20 Sites With Free Images for Your Blog or Social Media Posts | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A list of handy resources for making your blog or Twitter feed look great, at absolutely no cost.
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A number of these aren't the easiest sites to use but offer a wide variety of images, with new ones being added regularly.

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The EdTech Eleven: This Month's Must-Know Tools

The EdTech Eleven: This Month's Must-Know Tools | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Things move fast in the edtech world, and we hear all the time from teachers how hard it can be to keep up. This is why we've created the EdTech Eleven, our monthly list of noteworthy tools generating buzz in the edtech world. 
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I've heard of a few, but there are definitely new ones on the list-more for K-12 

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10 reasons why blended learning is exploding

10 reasons why blended learning is exploding | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
An infographic delves into recent education trend data to explain why blended learning is taking off.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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What grabbed my attention was the number of high school students who are relying more and more on smartphones-colleges need to be prepared to work with mobile devices!

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 17, 1:48 AM
10 reasons why blended learning is exploding
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10 ways to create interactive multimedia in any grade/subject: Sutori

10 ways to create interactive multimedia in any grade/subject: Sutori | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Video. Audio. Images. Text. Interactive questions. Great student-centered learning can happen at their intersection. Here are some ideas.
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Sounds like a fun tool based on "stories"

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Q&A: The Art of Coding (for teachers)

Q&A: The Art of Coding (for teachers) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Two educators on how to make learning computer science less daunting and more fun for students—and their teachers.
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Nice article about how to help teachers feel comfortable with coding, too.

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Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.
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Nice set  of tips for helping your students who are losing hope..

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PhotoPin - Free Photos for Bloggers via Creative Commons

PhotoPin - Free Photos for Bloggers via Creative Commons | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos with Creative Commons licensing. Download the photos and get attribution links already formatted for you!
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PhotoPin looks like a nice site to find free Creative Commons photos-and attributions, if you know how to add html code to your blog or web site

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10 Different Approaches to Creating Digital Learning Content (and the tools to use)

10 Different Approaches to Creating Digital Learning Content (and the tools to use) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Here's the start of a series of posts on the Flipped Learning Network web site that offer a wealth of different tools and techniques that can be used to create digital learning content for flipped or blended teaching and learning.

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You name it-lists and descriptions of screencasting tools, whiteboard tools, mysimpleshow, EDpuzzle, ed.ted.com, and ways to Narrate PowerPoints. 

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