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15 Best Sites for Open Source Images

15 Best Sites for Open Source Images | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Some of the best of the best in open source images sites are listed in this article, as well as great guidelines for ethical searches and Creative Commons

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Marco Favero's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:07 AM

aggiungere la vostra comprensione ...

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, August 6, 2015 1:37 PM

Great list with step-by-step instructions for using Google Images and Creative Commons Search, plus pros and cons of another 7 tools..

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 17, 2015 3:20 PM

Toujours intéressant.

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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 2014 5:40 PM

iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 12:44 PM

Great resources!

Erin Schettler's curator insight, August 14, 2014 11:47 AM

This is an AMAZING compilation of apps to aid struggling readers!

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7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know - TeachThought

7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know - TeachThought | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

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Kirsty Watts's curator insight, January 27, 2014 2:34 AM

This is a great resource of different ideas of students using iPads to create products.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age. 

 

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, [http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/comm440-540/CL2pager.htm ] project-based learning, [ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning] metacognition, [ https://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/metacognitive ] inquiry-based learning, [ http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=What_is_IBL ] and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism [http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] grounded on the work of Piaget,  [ http://www.piaget.org/aboutPiaget.html ] Vygotsky, [http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html ] and Bruner [http://infed.org/mobi/jerome-bruner-and-the-process-of-education/ ]. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism [ http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing.


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From inside the article: "Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products."

Channylt's curator insight, April 3, 2014 10:51 AM

A great article about Constructionism a hybrid pedagogy - a theory based upon collaborative, project-based and student ownership of learning resulting in a learning that is largely 'constructed' by the learner themselves. 

Paul Oliveri's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:23 AM

Constructionism, constructivism, learner centred, authentic, real world, active process, problem based, integration of technology in an authentic way and most importantly transformative.

 

With 63 scoopit interactions this article obviously resonates with the broader education community.

 

How do I use these principles to facilitate someone becoming a Paramedic via the distance mode of learning. I use technology to create learner centred, authentic and problem based activities to facilitate their learning.


This may be having the student develop a video of their interactions with simulated patients, participate in lecturer facilitated collaborative exercises (synchronous and asynchronous) or collaborating in groups with their peers in both synchronous and asynchronous activities.


All of the interactions were previously done in a live environment. Today technology is just the vessel for which these interactions occur.

 

Me I’m still just one of many resources available to them.

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Competency Based Education... in 5 easy steps | An Ethical Island

Competency Based Education... in 5 easy steps |  An Ethical Island | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

How to Teach Without a Lecture and other fun

 

Competency Based Education in 5 easy steps...

 

Click headline to view the infographic full screen--

 

 


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The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal

The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Our panel of experts declare which products and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam.

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Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, December 19, 2013 4:39 PM

Great article that could help educators to see the direction for innovatively energizing classrooms.  Well worth a read!

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 20, 2013 1:42 PM

A great list of what could be on the horizon for 2014 in terms of tools, pedagogy, ideas... 

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Kids Talk about Learning at The Inquiry Hub

Kids Talk about Learning at The Inquiry Hub | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Webinar about the Inquiry Hub from the learners' point of view.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 23, 2013 8:46 PM

The second webinar of the Personalize Learning Webinar Series included David Truss and five learners from the Inquiry Hub. They shared  their main reasons for choosing the Inquiry Hub, what the biggest challenges are and what they enjoy the most. View the webinar archive and discover their amazing experiences at the Inquiry Hub.

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Why Technology is Inevitable in the Vision of a 21st Century School? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why Technology is Inevitable in the Vision of a 21st Century School? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Let’s learn about the vision and the role of technology in 21st Century Education.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:35 PM

Do you have to ask? Tools, technology and futuring.

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A Visual Guide to Generation Z

A Visual Guide to Generation Z | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, November 28, 2013 8:37 AM

Generazione Z

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:42 AM

Excelente estudio sociólogico de la Generación Z (niñ@s nacidos entre 1995 y 2009) realizado por la empresa australiana McCrindle.

Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:24 PM

for kids

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Educators as Social Networked Learners

“ Presentation about a course I teach to EdTech graduate students. More resources can be found at http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/educator”;


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Tim Scholze's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:44 PM
Tom has a keen insight into Networked learning.
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The Dirty Dozen: Top 12 E-Rate Mistakes to Avoid | Windstream Blog

The Dirty Dozen: Top 12 E-Rate Mistakes to Avoid | Windstream Blog | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Windstream shares tips on how to avoid the top twelve mistakes that are commonly made during the E-Rate application process.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 22, 2013 11:18 PM

Good tips here for E-rate users... pay attention!!!

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Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework - Yu-kai Chou

Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework - Yu-kai Chou | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
The internationally well-known Gamification Framework Octalysis converts any campaign into actionable steps by breaking down motivation into 8 Core Drives.
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10 Educational Web Resources Teachers Should See - Edudemic

10 Educational Web Resources Teachers Should See - Edudemic | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Too often we teach in isolation--we all have our standards, goals, curricula, and tasks we need to accomplish. Time is short. We don’t get out of our rooms. There can be years before I see a colleague.

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What do you mean by Personalization?

What do you mean by Personalization? | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Elliot Washor writes a post about what really is personalization and deeper learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 8, 2014 10:30 PM

Elliot Washor, co-founder of Big Picture Learning, reflects on what Personalization means. Joins us in a free live webinar on April 22nd at 5pm ET where Elliot will share his professional insights on personalization.

 

Here are just a few excerpts from this post that looks deeper into the meaning of personalization.

 

"Since our beginnings, personalization has been at the core of our work. We strive for schools to be communities where every student is known through their interests, academics and how they are doing socially and emotionally in and outside of school. "

 

"Structures in schools — like personalized learning plans that start with each student’s voice, choice and interests where parents, teachers and mentors are involved in understanding and developing the next steps, courses and projects a student will do ‑—need to be part of any learning environment and can become a great digital technology platform. Instead, what we get is a hijacking of words and terms that sound like education is personalized. Sadly, the real practice these words symbolize is missing from far too many schools and most digital platforms."

 - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/04/what-do-you-mean-by-personalization.html#sthash.inLKdhRi.dpuf
Scott Holcomb's curator insight, April 9, 2014 5:31 PM

Excellent article in regards to Personalization in learning, good read!

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ModMath iPad app for people with dysgraphia and dyslexia

ModMath iPad app for people with dysgraphia and dyslexia | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

modmath.com


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:47 PM

A mom developed this math to help her son who is dysgraphic and dyslexic have a tool where he could set up math problems on virtual graph paper. She has shared this app for free and is leveling the playing field for the thousands of learners who struggle with making math legible.

 

Mod Math Specifics:

 

> Provide students with a virtual piece of graph paper, where they can set up math problems in a format that’s easily legible.

 

> Allow students to do basic math problem solving, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as fractions and equations, all without ever picking up a pencil.

 

> Print out the work pages to turn it at school, or e-mail them directly to the teacher.

 

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Learn your crap detection skills now

Learn your crap detection skills now | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

“Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.” — Ernest Hemingway

 

I was a teenager when I first came across that quote from Hemingway. He was speaking about the most valuable quality that a fiction writer should possess. Crap detection kept writers honest, according  to Hemingway, and fiction writers needed to be honest. Their job was to “invent out of knowledge.” This can mean writing about what you know, about personal experience. Better yet, it should mean constantly educating yourself, so that your fictional worlds ring true, with or without personal experience.


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Kathleen Mirin's curator insight, January 27, 2014 5:59 AM

A valuable lesson for writers and webformation consumers

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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Aurasma to Create Augmented Reality Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Activities

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Aurasma to Create Augmented Reality Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Activities | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

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How Education Fails Technology (And What to Do About It)

How Education Fails Technology (And What to Do About It) | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Education has failed technology. Yes, you read that correctly. Education has failed technology. To understand why this is, not vice versa, requires understanding ...

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Chris Carter's comment, January 12, 2014 2:23 AM
Interesting and refreshing perspective. If we have he ability to teach 1-on-1, then why are we not taking advantage of this?
Chris Carter's curator insight, January 12, 2014 2:23 AM

Fantastic conversation starter.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, January 15, 2014 2:58 AM

Interesting

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Essential apps for decking out your new Mac — the best software and utilities

Essential apps for decking out your new Mac — the best software and utilities | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

by Zac Hall


"If you’ve been fortunate enough to unwrap a new Mac over the holidays or need help deciding how to use those iTunes gift cards, I’ve collected some of my favorite apps and utilities for taking your Mac to the next level."


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Google Earth Tour Builder lets you tell stories through maps

Google Earth Tour Builder lets you tell stories through maps | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Google has used Earth and Maps to tell tales of unfolding tragedies and soldiers fighting for our country. Now its opening up those tools to the public,

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Four stages of Self Directed Learning

Four stages of Self Directed Learning | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

A couple of weeks ago I posted here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning two posts on self-directed learning : The Basics of Self-directed Learning, and 14 Technology-related Concepts every Teacher should Know about. Today I am adding another new resource on self directed learning I just came across in teachthought blog. This is basically a work realized by Barbara under the title Staged Self Directed Learning Model.


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A Primer for EdTech: Tools for K-12 and Higher Ed. Teachers

A Primer for EdTech: Tools for K-12 and Higher Ed. Teachers | Educational excellence | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:25 PM

Never heard of the Hybrid Pedagogy Journal until now. Gotta check it out. 

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Integrating Literature and the Social Studies with Google Lit Trips - Social Education - Volume 75, Number 2 / March/April 2011 - National Council for the Social Studies

Integrating Literature and the Social Studies with Google Lit Trips - Social Education - Volume 75, Number 2 / March/April 2011 - National Council for the Social Studies | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, November 23, 2013 6:30 PM

14 May 2012

Published in Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies.

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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | Educational excellence | Scoop.it

“ What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum”


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AugusII's curator insight, November 25, 2013 1:14 AM

USEFUL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOOL - SCOOP

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5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids (w/ Grover!) #5facts

Our old pal Grover from Sesame Street stopped by the studio to conduct five fun science experiments you can do at home with everyday materials. For more scie...

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 23, 2013 2:13 PM

Fun science experiments for kids with Grover.