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If online students aren’t engaged, blame their teacher

If online students aren’t engaged, blame their teacher | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it

"A very wise old online professor, Bill Pelz, once told me that the lecture is the most efficient way to pass important concepts and theories from the professor’s notepad to the student’s iPad without going through either brain. So, I am very curious. Why do students fail to engage in discussions/interactions? What went wrong in the discussion activity? We need to think about this from students’ perspective."


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Interesting discussion on online presence

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Dr. Melissa A. Bordogna's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:47 PM

Engagement in online or offline teaching needs to be addressed.  One way to increase engagement is to include play or fun into the mix.

Tom Nicknish's curator insight, August 20, 2013 3:14 PM

Developing engaging content can help to engage students. 

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
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Some nice tips for managing the classroom

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Digital literacies in the language classroom

Digital literacies in the language classroom | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Gavin Dudeney gives us snapshot of digital literacies and what they mean for English language teachers.
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A nice, succinct, introduction to digital literacies from Gavin Dudeney

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The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools | Edudemic

The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools | Edudemic | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Blended and Flipped Classrooms can give students more control over their learning path. Added to that, the teachers get more insight into the learning of the class and can intervene as required. Technology plays an important role in blending the classrooms. User-friendly technology ensures that the student has more control over the time, place and pace …
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Straight-forward tools for beginning blending learning
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The 10 biggest current and future edtech trends - Daily Genius

The 10 biggest current and future edtech trends - Daily Genius | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
The education technology trend continues to heat up and, slowly but surely, a lot of the most innovative tools are making their way into the classroom. Teachers text messaging parents and students with assignments and feedback, BYOD is trumping school-purchased technology, and even 3D printing is pushing in. It’s an incredible time to be involved …
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Nice summary of the current situation

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The seven digital deadly sins – interactive

The seven digital deadly sins – interactive | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
The seven digital deadly sins
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The seven digital deadly sins - I know I'm guilty of a few...

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10 Social Media Sites For Education

10 Social Media Sites For Education | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
10 Social Media Sites For Education
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Some useful looking sites to try out here. 

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Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children? | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Paul Cocozza: Tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past few years – and as many parents are finding, children are highly proficient at using them. But are these devices harmful to their development?
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Are tablets good for children?

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Could tablets replace teachers?

Could tablets replace teachers? | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Anna Holligan visits a "digital school" in the Netherlands which is pioneering the use of tablet computers as the primary tool for teaching.
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Looks like the future has arrived.

Some good points about the potential for a digital divide, but presumably this is a starting point.

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The 8 Best Free Video Tools For Teachers

The 8 Best Free Video Tools For Teachers | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Screen casting is a very helpful technique in eLearning. It can be used by teachers or instructors who want to create video tutorials or presentations. This is why I created a list of the best free video tools for teachers.
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I haven't tried all of these, but they look like they are worth further investigation.

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Why I don't want an IWB (Interactive Whiteboard)

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Why I don't want an IWB (Interactive Whiteboard) | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
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A good take on setting up an IWB-free classroom

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Reading age jumps with tablet help

Reading age jumps with tablet help | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
A new way of using tablet computers in schools could change how children are taught in Wales, after average reading ages at one primary leapt from nine to 13.
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Could be useful for learning to read a second language

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I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores of people couldn't live without it. I tried it multiple times, and never saw the appeal until now.
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Evernote has lots of potential - I'm still finding lots of uses. 

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20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers

20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Cybercrime costs Britain £27bn a year, and it could cost you dear too if you don't take basic precautions. James Silver asked experts for their top tips
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Keep yourself safe online

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Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning - eLearning Industry | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
How can eLearning professionals use collaboration tools in eLearning? Check the Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning!
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Nice framework for developing a collaborative project.

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015
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What's hot and what's not in EdTech. Quite a lot I'd agree with on this list, although a lot will be down to personal preference. 

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​‘Picture This’: A Step by Step Guide on Digital Learning Portfolios in the Classroom (EdSurge News)

​‘Picture This’: A Step by Step Guide on Digital Learning Portfolios in the Classroom (EdSurge News) | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
“It’s hard to talk about “Digital Learning Portfolios” without really knowing what they are.”
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Some tips on using digital learning portfolios
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The Student Learning Journey - ePortfolios

The Student Learning Journey - ePortfolios | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
The Student Learning Journey - ePortfolios | Piktochart Infographic Editor -
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#EFLproblems – Facing your technology fears

#EFLproblems – Facing your technology fears | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
We’re helping to solve your EFL teaching problems by answering your questions every two weeks. This week, Stacey Hughes addresses a common fear: using technology in English language classes. At the...
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Some useful pointers for dipping your foot into the water

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Free eBook - How Gamification Reshapes Learning

Free eBook - How Gamification Reshapes Learning | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
The Learning Professionals Free Gamification eBook. Would you be interested in the Most Effective Uses of Gamification in Learning?
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Not read it yet, but it's got Space Invaders and Pacman on the cover, so it gets my vote...

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5 reasons why blended learning works - TalentLMS Blog

5 reasons why blended learning works - TalentLMS Blog | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Combining traditional teaching with eLearning is what we call blended learning. Jump in to see how learning can be made more engaging, interesting and fun.
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Is blended learning the way forward?

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iPad generation 'will learn fewer words' as oral tradition of passing on knowledge is dying out

iPad generation 'will learn fewer words' as oral tradition of passing on knowledge is dying out | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Experts claim the oral tradition of passing on knowledge is being eroded, with both adults and children spending too much time looking at screens.
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Some food for thought, but questionable conclusions. 

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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Some nice ideas for using podcasts

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6 Reasons Tablets Are Ready for the Classroom

6 Reasons Tablets Are Ready for the Classroom | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Since the debut of the iPad, tablets have captured the imagination of consumers. In just one year, the iPad surpassed even the most optimistic of projections to define a brand n...
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Tablets are looking increasingly like the future for the classroom

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To the internet giants, you're not a customer. You're just another user

To the internet giants, you're not a customer. You're just another user | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
Yahoo, Microsoft, Google et al don't really offer 'free' email and it's naive to expect any form of customer service from them, writes John Naughton
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Some food for thought about the technology you are using.

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Is a paperless library still a library?

Is a paperless library still a library? | Educational Technology - Nick Kiley | Scoop.it
The concept of a library is going to be re-invented in Texas with the launch of a public library with digital rather than printed books.
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Is this the future of libraries?

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