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Teaching Ethically with the Free Web | Inside Higher Ed

Teaching Ethically with the Free Web | Inside Higher Ed | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

Free stuff. It’s everywhere these days. Especially if you have a high-speed Internet connection or if you cart around your smart phone everywhere you go. Maybe it isn’t tangible stuff, but many fun things can be found online for free, free, free!

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/teaching-ethically-free-web#ixzz2f4ACUABF ;
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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective ...

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Google search tips section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning features a wide variety of materials and resources that teachers can use to teach their students about the art of effective Googling.

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Justine Hughes's curator insight, May 24, 11:35 PM

Great resource for teaching students how to use Google to effectively research information.

#GoogleResearch  #researchskills #elearning 

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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills

15 Must Have Google  Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
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Google is one of the primary search engines students turn to when doing their research. On the face of it, searching Google seems as simple as typing in a search query and waiting for...

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Kids do not know this stuff.

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LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 29, 9:13 AM

This appears to be a potentially helpful rubric for developing standards and objectives.

Jo Laretive's curator insight, May 14, 5:38 AM

Always keen to up-skill myself and students with online searching.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 15, 9:29 PM

Thanks for sharing, the more we teach on this the better of our students will be in the information-saturated world they live in!

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10 Popular Content Curation Tools

10 Popular Content Curation Tools | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
Content curation tools play an important part in how you find and publish content, these are the 10 most popular tools available that make curation easier.

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Information overload is the problem of the day. A good curation tool can help keep track of the things you want without going through a million websites.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 21, 11:12 AM

Its no surprise [url=/u/2506004 x-already-notified=1]Scoop.it[/url] is in the top spot on this Top 10 Content Curation tools.


Mest of the 50+ businesses we've coached and trained on how to increase brand awareness and online visibility using Scoop.it is strong validation this content marketing tool is the way to go!

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 22, 6:43 PM

Interesting list of free and not-so-free options

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Knowledge Navigator (1987) Apple Computer - YouTube

In Apple Computer's 1987 vision of the future (approximately 2011), industrial design hasn't changed for over two decades and we stand around drinking coffee...

 

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We've still got a way to go...but not too much. 27 years ago; pretty good forecasting.


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Pretty good projection for almost 30 years ago.

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Teaching Ethically with the Free Web | Inside Higher Ed

Teaching Ethically with the Free Web | Inside Higher Ed | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

Free stuff. It’s everywhere these days. Especially if you have a high-speed Internet connection or if you cart around your smart phone everywhere you go. Maybe it isn’t tangible stuff, but many fun things can be found online for free, free, free!

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/teaching-ethically-free-web#ixzz2f4ACUABF ;
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Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet

Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

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Interesting facts

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tracey morgan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:39 PM

If you are wondering why you need to understand digital literacy here is a great infrographic that illustrates the piont nicely. 

tracey morgan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:41 PM

How many do you use?

Shanika Journey's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:39 PM

A new infographic by rewarded search site Qmee offers a glimpse at the digital doings that occur globally over the span of each minute.

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The 8 Roles of The 21st Century Librarian ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Roles of The 21st Century Librarian ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

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Many hats librarian wear

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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 30, 2013 9:58 AM

Interesting. 

Brad Ovenell-Carter's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:34 PM

I like that these are not about tech, not as such

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Mindset Matters

Mindset Matters | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
You can have either a fixed or growth mindset according to Carol Dweck, Which mindset do you have?

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Mindset makes a difference!

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Marta Braylan's curator insight, June 20, 2013 6:14 PM

Take a guess: do you have a fixed or a growht mindset?

ratzelster's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:34 AM

We've all heard these terms.  I thought this diagram illustrates the main ideas and might be something you can save and use in future presentations.

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:49 AM

Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets - http://youtu.be/TTXrV0_3UjY really interesting stuff!

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

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Great collection

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Child bride turned scholar: Education is the road out of poverty - CNN

Child bride turned scholar: Education is the road out of poverty - CNN | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
Child bride turned scholar: Education is the road out of poverty
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(CNN) -- Eight-year-old Tineyi takes my hand and leads me into her mud-thatched hut in my home village of Matau in rural Zimbabwe.
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11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning| TeachThought

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning| TeachThought | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

by Katre Laan

 

"For students, the core aim of project-based learning is to put theory into practice and gain new skills throughout the process. From prioritizing tasks to managing sources and summarizing concepts, they will be developing skills for life. As well as using interactive tools in group project helps students to grasp a better understanding of a concept.

 

"A major advantage of digital tools used is better engagement in the classroom. For students it’s the curiosity, for teachers it’s a great tool to work with, to inspire and grade students work! A major advantage is that digital tools enable students and teachers to see the result immediately and make necessary changes within the tool and the project.

 

"Browser-based tools and several apps used in education are especially useful for researching, storytelling and collaborative video making. These tools’ aim is to encourage students to approach a task by asking open-ended questions and develop a concept of a task. They also enhance personalized learning, where students discover their own strengths, whether it is analysing and mapping out ideas, research or even editing.

 

"Handy mobile devices allow students to be inspired when outside classroom by creating and sharing ideas and creations instantly. The benefit of some of tools is that they accommodate different approaches to projects. Whether the end result is a presentation, telling stories on an interactive timeline or a visual board. Some apps can be useful is many ways."


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:32 AM

A great site to learn about PBL

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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

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COMMENT :)
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WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
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WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
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Is There a Need for "A Bill of Rights for Learning in the Digital Age"?

Is There a Need for "A Bill of Rights for Learning in the Digital Age"? | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
Udacity thinks so. Originally posted by EdSurge, they've posted a "Bill of Rights for Learning in the Digital Age" to their blog including the signors of the document.  I'm sure the questions and o...

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Whais do students need to be protected and nurtured in the digital classroom ?

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Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education

Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide ) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide ) ...

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The Definition Of Digital Literacy

The Definition Of Digital Literacy | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
The Definition Of Digital Literacy by Terry Heick When we think of digital literacy, we usually think of research--finding, evaluating, and properly crediting digital sources.…

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 12, 8:36 PM

"Literacy implies a fuller understanding and a rounder knowledge. A literate person is aware of multiple information sources, the pros and cons of media forms, and the value and credibility of information. A literate person can process diverse data sources, and suggest macro relevance and micro application of seemingly disparate ideas."

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 15, 10:26 AM

As always, a well  thought out and argued point by joyce valenza.

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4 Popular Classroom Creation Tools (And Why They Matter) - Edudemic

4 Popular Classroom Creation Tools (And Why They Matter) - Edudemic | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we talked about six edtech trends in higher education that were highlighted by the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition . One of the trends identified for the second horizon (a mid-range trend, driving changes in higher education within three to five years) is a shift from students being consumers to being creators. “A  shift is taking …

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Students need to be actively creating, not just seat warming.

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10 Growing Google+ Communities In Education ~ TeachThought

10 Growing Google+ Communities In Education ~ TeachThought | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

"Educators are flocking to Google+ for news and interaction, and many of them are joining communities in education. Whether you’re interested in educational technology, free online courses, or the future of learning, there’s something out there for you. Check out our list to find some of our favorite up and coming Google+ communities in education."


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Web Tools to Use with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Web Tools to Use with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

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More ways to use Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, August 22, 2013 2:11 PM

tenho usado bloom para desenvolvimento das atividades on line e estou urtindo os resultados.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, August 22, 2013 2:35 PM

Great updated list of tools supporting Blooms.

Dr Weimar's curator insight, August 23, 2013 10:39 AM

Helpful information on locating web tools matched to Bloom's

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A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Educational Discourse"The folks in Common Sense Media have designed this beautiful poster for you to print and use in your classroom. The poster is an excellent guide fo...

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Common sense for sharing photos

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Innovations in Education - Teachable Moments for Digital Citizenship

Innovations in Education - Teachable Moments for Digital Citizenship | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

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Easy ways to bring up digital citizenship.

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Nancy White's curator insight, July 24, 2013 11:31 AM

Ideas for integrating learning on digital citizenship into the curriculum.

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Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral

Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

Just as blocks have no inherent curricular power other than experience in making big things by stacking smaller things in the right order, the ability of computer-controlled pixels to convey important knowledge depends entirely on what (and how) they are used. That’s where teachers come in…and why some are beginning to use an inexpensive online game to teach everything from philosophy to biology: Minecraft.

 


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Games like Minecraft give a safe environment to experiment and learn problem solving skills. Schools should pay attention.

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Peter Fruhmann's curator insight, July 11, 2013 3:42 AM

An appealing concept: a game that could help teachers and pupils / students with not only conveying knowledge but also with the development of social skills and collaborative storytelling. Interesting article, there is also the mentioning of the developmet of a wiki for educational purposes.

Tracy Bodzioch Feighery's curator insight, July 11, 2013 10:17 PM

I am interested in learning more about integrating gaming into curriculum to teach 21st Century Skills.

Maryanne Burgos's curator insight, July 18, 2013 7:27 AM

Worth trying out.

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Afghan Woman Fights For Women's Education - NPR

Afghan Woman Fights For Women's Education - NPR | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
Afghan Woman Fights For Women's Education
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In the United States, education is a right for all children. For Shabana Basij-Rasikh in Afghanistan, it was something she was willing to risk her life for.
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Educating girls is one of the sure ways to improve the condition of any country, including ours.

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13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics [Infographic]

13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics [Infographic] | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it
This is downright spooky. It's an interactive infographic all about why your brain craves infographics. Food for thought!

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Interresting It makes sense that our brain would prefer some pictures.

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:49 AM

As the old saying goes: "A picture is worth a thousand words." This also reminds me of Malcomb Gladwell's book, "Blink." Amazon: http://amzn.to/13AalVQ

Andrea Remmert's curator insight, July 31, 2013 1:41 AM

It's all about images now. 

Bruce McDuffee's curator insight, August 20, 2013 2:53 PM

It's important to keep in mind your audience and how the ideal prospect likes to consume content.  Scientists or engineers for example my consume or respect different media than consumers of clothing or electronics.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: School Library Annual Reports: Connecting the Dots Between Your Library And Student Learning | Diigo


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In this performance based system, this is an essential skill.

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The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have - Edudemic

The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have - Edudemic | Educational insights by Cindy | Scoop.it

By Todd H. Hitchcock

 

"The more schools experiment with online learning, the closer we will get to taking online learning to scale and moving toward higher student completion and success rates in online programs. With the vast array of synchronous and asynchronous technologies available, students are able to collaborate online just as well as in face-to-face classes, when the right environment and tools are in place."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, April 1, 2013 5:15 PM

Good tips and a good reference here.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:22 PM

Reasons for teachers to continue to work on improving their use and understanding of online environments.

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