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Five Ways to Use Online Portfolios in the Classroom

Five Ways to Use Online Portfolios in the Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Our digital world is transforming the way we learn, and today's teachers are tasked with the challenging job of sifting through the deluge of educational technologies and creating a meaningful learning experience for students... Next-generation education portfolio platforms -- such as Digication, Pathbrite,Taskstream and Epsilen -- are one way for teachers to start early and educate students about how they can manage their own academic and professional accomplishments. From using portfolios for giving students educational feedback to the portability of transcripts and official academic documents, new opportunities exist for lifelong learning and sharing."

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We have been using e-portfolios in our online EdTech courses for years. Not only do they allow students to demonstrate what they know, but also what they can do with that knowledge.

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eduPLEX's comment, January 24, 2013 3:08 PM
eduPLEX offers a fantastic way to make your electronic portfolios, with step by step video tutorials for students and teachers. We are offering free trials of what we have.
raquel hernandez vallejos's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:42 PM

Cómo mejorar nuestra labor educativa a través del uso de los portafolios y la curación y actualización de contenidos.

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Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.

Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in elearning and mobile learning. I am currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments.

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Drora Arussy's comment, June 6, 2013 10:31 AM
This is really helpful in helping me stay on top of what's out there and how people are using it. Thank you
Surapon Boonlue's comment, July 5, 2013 2:11 PM
Well i want to know to research in social media in your country
burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 12:45 AM
Thats amazing...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Try the New ViewPure for Distraction-free Viewing of YouTube Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: Try the New ViewPure for Distraction-free Viewing of YouTube Videos | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"ViewPure is a service that allows you to watch and project YouTube videos without seeing the related sidebar content typically seen on YouTube.com. ViewPure offers a free browser bookmarklet that you can use to clear the sidebar content while viewing a video on YouTube."

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Peer Instruction and Flipped Learning – Perfect Together!

Peer Instruction and Flipped Learning – Perfect Together! | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This week I read this great Campus Technology article about a couple of techniques Dr. Julie Schell is using to make the most of her flipped classroom. I wanted to share one of these techniques with readers here … Peer Instruction. According to Schell, Peer Instruction was developed in the 1990s by Professor Eric Mazur at Harvard University."

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Reinventing Teaching and Learning Centers for the 21st Century

Reinventing Teaching and Learning Centers for the 21st Century | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Gardner Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth University's Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success tells CT about that university's newly opened ALT Lab.
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Why Students Should Own Their Educational Data

Why Students Should Own Their Educational Data | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Designing a textbook or lecture with the average student in mind may sound logical. But L. Todd Rose, who teaches educational neuroscience at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, argues that doing so means that the lesson is designed for nobody."

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My Turn: Critics of online degrees start from a false premise

My Turn: Critics of online degrees start from a false premise | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"...online learning has become so dominant for this student market. It offers a far more convenient approach to education at a lower cost. Admittedly, 15 or so years ago it was less clear that it could be as of high quality, and we asked ourselves, “How do we make an online class as good as a face-to-face class?”

Today, that question is reversed. The best designed online courses are quite often superior to traditional courses, allowing much better optics into the actual teaching and learning that is under way, being more student-centered and every bit as rigorous."

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What’s better: Skills or degrees?

What’s better: Skills or degrees? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
According to a recent national survey, employees currently in the workforce value skills training for their career over traditional degrees.
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What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?

What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Google launches new tools for teachers and expands its brand among students.
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What If Every Teacher Tweeted?

What If Every Teacher Tweeted? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Like any tool, twitter is designed for a task. The results of that task depends on the knowledge and skill of its user. There is nothing other-wordly about twitter, if we’re being honest. It has its talents (a few of which we looked at in why twitter works in education), but it is, in shorty, some thing some one made. And as teachers, we can use it, or leave it alone."

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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
To create an effective eLearning design, developers need to understand the art of chunking by following these rules.
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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology
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What part of the pencil represents your response to educational technology?

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, August 29, 9:35 AM

Great metaphor for understanding the range of understanding that educators have with technology and their use as part of instruction.

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E-learning Instructional Strategies for Performance Management Training

E-learning Instructional Strategies for Performance Management Training | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This blog post shares some interesting instructional strategies that will help you to develop effective performance management training.Read more ›
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Audio in an E-learning Course

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"According to recommendations in books like ‘eLearning and the Science of Instruction’, we shouldn’t narrate text that’s displayed on the screen. It also states that redundancy might affect the learner’s ability to digest as to what is given on-screen."

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Today's Lesson: Life in the Classroom Before Cellphones

Today's Lesson: Life in the Classroom Before Cellphones | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A professor bribes her students not to use them during class, and everybody enjoys the results.
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MOOCs Are Dead — Long Live the MOOC

MOOCs Are Dead — Long Live the MOOC | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The “e-vangelists” were out in full force with the over-promising and under-delivering of ed tech rhetoric. MOOCs were going to save Higher Education (or destroy it, depending on the session you attended); MOOCs would finally allow tiny State schools or small private colleges the ability to play on the national stage and compete with R-1’s and the Ivy League; and MOOCs would make education a true commodity, thereby creating a financially viable education-for-all system. MOOCs even made popular news media outlets like The New York Times and Time Magazine."

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Raise Kids’ Grades with Study Tips for the Digital Age

Raise Kids’ Grades with Study Tips for the Digital Age | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
(StatePoint) It happened again this year: The kids are back in the classroom before you’ve had the chance to blink. Thankfully, new developments in education are making it easier than ever for students to hit the ground running.
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Inside a School Trying to Bridge the Digital Divide

Inside a School Trying to Bridge the Digital Divide | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A North Carolina district shows what it takes for schools to make good on President Obama's digital push
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Google Classroom: First Impressions

Google Classroom: First Impressions | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The new learning management system (LMS) offered to Google Apps for Education users has recently become fully available: Google Classroom. In its current early incarnation, the option may be attractive for instructors who are not currently using an LMS and want to give one a try, but only if they are already using the Google Apps for Education or have a registered domain that they can configure for its use."

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College presidents predict 4 new institutional models for higher-ed

College presidents predict 4 new institutional models for higher-ed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A college president think-tank names trends for higher-ed and predicts four new models of institutions that may exist in the next 10 years.
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eLearning Challenges and Opportunities

eLearning Challenges and Opportunities | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
eLearning Challenges and Opportunities: Take a look at these eLearning challenges and opportunities!
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5 Ways to Reduce Mobile Device Loss

5 Ways to Reduce Mobile Device Loss | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Accurate asset tagging can help organizations keep better tabs on notebooks, smartphones and tablets. 
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How Open Badges Could Really Work In Education

How Open Badges Could Really Work In Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education."

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L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: A failure of vision, not technology

L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: A failure of vision, not technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles school system canceled its iPad deployment because administrators weren't ready for the technology, not because the technology wasn't ready for students.
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Going Google On Your iPad: What To Expect

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Going Google On iPad: What To Expect by TeachThought Staff Maybe you love Google. You use Gmail, use YouTube like a television, and consider Google Search your second brain. But while you like Google’s first-party...
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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 29, 12:52 AM

We should move to Google on our iPads.

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What Does it Take to Create Instructionally Sound E-learning Courses?

What Does it Take to Create Instructionally Sound E-learning Courses? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This info-graphic lists the aspects that you need to consider for developing instructionally rich online courses. Read more ›
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The power of YouTube in the classroom

The power of YouTube in the classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What’s that? Your school bans YouTube? It shouldn’t really, should it? Not when there are so many potential uses.


YouTube brings the power of video and audio to your classroom and for those of you worried about the videos and comments, there are lots of ways to make the videos safer. For example, if you don’t want comments to show, why not embed the video as I’ve done below."

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