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Khan Academy founder has two big ideas for overhauling higher education in ... - VentureBeat

Khan Academy founder has two big ideas for overhauling higher education in ... - VentureBeat | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
Soft-spoken education revolutionary Sal Khan has a few ideas for how to radically overhaul higher education. First, create a universal degree that's comparable to a Stanford degree, and second, tra...
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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
The 23 Best Game-Based #Education Resources for 2014 http://t.co/xOStg1pmmP #edtech #teaching #ICT #games #gamification #gaming #students
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readwrite.com: Open Online Education And The Trend Towards Legitimacy

Open Online Education And The Trend Towards Legitimacy - ReadWrite This post is part of Hire Education , an occasional series about technological innovation in education and how it's reshaping the way students prepare themselves for a transformed...
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Daring to Push the Boundaries of Creativity | The Creativity Post

Daring to Push the Boundaries of Creativity | The Creativity Post | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
Creative development is probably the best medium and representative for every type of emotion we can conjure and experience, particularly for a species that thrives and survives on constantly acquiring and applying ...
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Announcing: Educating Modern Learners

Announcing: Educating Modern Learners | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
Today, I’m happy to announce that my friend and colleague Bruce Dixon and I are starting a new membership website, Educating Modern Learners (EML). It’s a site and an accompanying newsletter that’s...
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A Nice Flow Chart Featuring 20+ Search Engines for Students and ...

A Nice Flow Chart Featuring 20+ Search Engines for Students and ... | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning · Home · All categories · All Resources · Posters · iPad ... Educational Tweeters Every Teacher Should Follow · Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ...
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14 Good Social Studies Apps for Teachers and St...

14 Good Social Studies Apps for Teachers and St... | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
This weekend while I was checking some of the iPad list apps in my archive and I came across a list which has not been updated for awhile now. The list features some interesting educational iPad apps for teaching and learning about social studies.
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The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
Teachers are often uneasy about students bringing their mobiles into class, but soon they may be handing out detentions to those who forget them. (New school trend: Bring Your Own Device. What do you think about it?
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Educational Technology Guy: Two great teacher blogs showing uses of Evernote as teachers

Educational Technology Guy: Two great teacher blogs showing uses of Evernote as teachers | Education and Reform | Scoop.it

I'm a power Evernote user and have documented a lot of ways to use Evernote in education over the years.

I recently found two blogs from educators that show how they use Evernote as teachers and offer some great ideas and tips for other educators.



Jordan Collier has a great blog with a whole section on Evernote. He is on #8 of 50 planned posts with different ways school administrators and educators can use Evernote to be more organized and more effective. There are some great ideas here.



The Not Another History Teacher blog, also has some great posts and tips for using Evernote in the classroom. Justin Stallings, another Evernote power user like me, is guest posting these articles.

Evernote is a great resource for education, and is free. If you haven't tried Evernote out yet, create a free account and read some of the posts on my blog and the two a


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[Infographic] Technology Enhances Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Technology Enhances Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
This infographic includes what teachers say about the effectiveness of various forms of educational materials. (Technology enhances learning!
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How To Improve Online Discussion Posts

How To Improve Online Discussion Posts | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
Minor changes may help your online course become more successful or easier to navigate. Upon completing an online course, take a little time to reflect on the class.

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Five Foundational Design Pillars Of Game Development (and Internet marketing)

Five Foundational Design Pillars Of Game Development (and Internet marketing) | Education and Reform | Scoop.it

Love this post and the 5 pillars have much to teach ecommerce and B2B Internet marketers:

1) Everything is story
First up, we want the player to constantly feel as if they are inside a flowing narrative. It is so common that a game is distinctly split into story and puzzle/action moments. We want to blur the boundaries here and make it impossible to distinguish between the two. Whatever the player does it should feel as if it is part of the story. We do not want to have sections that simply feel like blockers to the next narrative moment. From start to finish the player should be drenched in a living, breathing world of storytelling.

2) Take the world seriously
This leads us to the next point: that every detail in an environment is connected to the story somehow. Nothing should be written off as simply a requirement for gameplay or exposition. For instance, if you find an audio log you will be able to learn more about the story by pondering its placement alone. There should be no need to "double-think"; the game's world should be possible to evaluate on its own terms.

 

3) The player is in charge
When you invest this much in a setting, it's important to make sure that players feel connected to it. In order to this we need to put a bigger responsibility on the player. An environment quickly loses its sense of realism if it is extremely streamlined and does not allow you to make choices. The player must be the one that drives the narrative forward.

 

4) Trust the player
This brings us to the next point: that we trust players to act according to the story. We do not force players to notice events by use of cutscenes and similar, but assume they will properly explore the environment and act in a rational fashion. We simply set up situations and then let the player have full control over their actions.

 

5) Thematics emerge through play
Now for our last foundational design rule: that the game's thematics will emerge through play. SOMA is meant to explore deep subjects such as consciousness and the nature of existence. We could have done this with cutscenes and long conversations, but we chose not to. We want players to become immersed in these thematics, and the discussions to emerge from within themselves.

WOW, if I could get an ecommerce or content marketing website to live by those rules it would never have to worry about more converting traffic. Too good!

 


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Top 12 TED Ed Lessons of 2013 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 12 TED Ed Lessons of 2013 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
Top 12 TED Ed Lessons of 2013. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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Experts Say Class Size Can Matter for Online Students - US News

Experts Say Class Size Can Matter for Online Students - US News | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
Without the limits of a physical classroom, online courses can enroll many students – but experts are divided on whether they should.
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District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning

District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning | Education and Reform | Scoop.it

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KnowledgeWorks released a paper, “District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning,” which lays out 10 district-level conditions needed to scale personalized learning. Discover what they recommend as conditions in scaling a personalized learning system in a k-12 school district.


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The diminishing returns of a college education - Washington Post

The diminishing returns of a college education - Washington Post | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
The diminishing returns of a college education
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President Obama is correct in wanting to make higher education more affordable and accessible, but Americans would also be correct in wondering just what they're paying for.
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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to ...

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to ... | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
It's Martin Luther King Jr day here in the US so what better way to celebrate than with one of the many quotes from MLK himself? One of my personal favorites.
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Higher education technology predictions for 2014 | Mark Smithers

Higher education technology predictions for 2014 | Mark Smithers | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
TL;DR In summary, we'll have another contentious year. We'll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a continued gna.
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50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool

50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool | Education and Reform | Scoop.it

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14 Good Social Studies Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Good Social Studies Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education and Reform | Scoop.it

This weekend while I was checking some of the iPad list apps in my archive and I came across a list which has not been updated for awhile now. The list features some interesting educational iPad apps for teaching and learning about social studies. Since the posting of that list,  many other apps have been released and some of them are making rounds on the web.


I have done some searching and curated this list containing some new apps that students and teachers of social studies can use in their class. Check them out and share with us what you think of them. 


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I'm a power Evernote user and have documented a lot of ways to use Evernote in education over the years. I recently found two blogs from educators that show how they use Evernote as teachers and offer some great ideas and tips for other educators.
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Best Educational Web Tools for This Week ~ Educational ...

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning · Home · All categories · All Resources ... A list of technology resource teacher Nick Purdue's favorite digital storytelling apps and websites. My favorite apps to use in art.
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What’s Next for Education? Answer: Follow-the-Learner

What’s Next for Education? Answer: Follow-the-Learner | Education and Reform | Scoop.it

Most readers are likely familiar with the childhood game follow-the-leader. The ‘leader’ would lead doing various antics while the ‘followers’ would mimic the leaders’ every move.


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Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education and Reform | Scoop.it

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Some useful links to colloborative tools at the bottom of this page.

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$4M facility dubbed 'classroom of the future'

$4M facility dubbed 'classroom of the future' | Education and Reform | Scoop.it
Students like David Emenuga are primarily self-motivated and use an online curriculum called Moodle.

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This is amazing! I would think that the students who stick with this are very disaplined. What would be the motivation to stick with this type of education???, Socializing???

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