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Open University Turns Distance Learning into Apps - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Open University Turns Distance Learning into AppsWall Street Journal (blog)OUAnywhere is being created in response to increasing use of mobile devices by students — the OU notes that mobile usage of its virtual learning environment in one month is...
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The 23 Best Game-Based Educationy Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

The 23 Best Game-Based Educationy Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
“Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time.”
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 27, 12:14 AM

Shall we play a game?  We all know in our guts that the engagement and learning that takes place in a game is a power force.  How can we connect our content with that itch to play. How can we create an itch to learn?

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An Open Education Reader - Edited by David Wiley

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“A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.”
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Paz Gonzalo's curator insight, December 19, 6:20 AM

añada su visión ...

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Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA

Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
“Aurasma can encourage learners to go beyond the classroom to connect and enhance what they learn by pulling resources from the physical and the digital and then sharing those augmented reality scenes with others.”Learning Objectives: - Write a multi-part fictional narrative that logically ties in with actual locations on the school campus. - Create an engaging narrative experience for the reader through expressive and provocative narration, animation, and/or images. - Evaluate and deconstruct the narratives of others through class-wide discussion and reflection of own narrative.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 1:11 PM

I can imagine taking my class of middle schoolers on a virtual reality scavenger hunt. This one lights me up. It's something I'd build a writing unit around. 


Why don't you?

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 1:14 PM

Ah the things we can do with mobile phones and big net tech. A project using Aurasma could make your school year sing. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 22, 1:12 PM
Can't wait to try this?
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Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp

Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
The online classroom can at times seem like a very cold space and building a supportive and friendly environment for students while getting a clear idea of their capabilities can be quite challenging. Having some zero preparation activities up your sleeve to get students speaking can be a real benefit.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 26, 5:02 AM

Some tips for worming up the online classroom.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 27, 3:00 AM

Usefuuuuuuul!!!

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Great Educational Web Tools for Paperless Classrooms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Educational Web Tools for Paperless Classrooms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it

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G.Maurin's curator insight, December 23, 8:47 AM

Outils Web pour une classe sans papier #applications #web #outils #education #numerique

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The Best Free Documentary Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask

Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
December 18, 2014
As I argued in an earlier post titled ”Critical Thinking Questions Based on Bloom's Taxonomy”, questioning is the key to critical thinking and through questions students  get...
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5 Free Educational Technology MOOCs for the New Year

5 Free Educational Technology MOOCs for the New Year | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
MOOCs, or Massively Open Online Courses are the next generation of online courses. Completely free, MOOCs are hosted by universities who guide learners through
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Your Ultimate Guide to Giving #PechaKucha Presentations

(More detail here: http://wp.me/pTIwx-1Ca) PechaKucha is a specific style of presentation that originated in Japan that entails presentations of 20 slides, dis… See it on Scoop.it, via New Web 2.0 tools for education...

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Remember when PowerPoint was killing us softly? It was never the tool, it was how we used it.  Learn how to make killer presentations.

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ChemCollective

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Online Resources for Teaching and Learning Chemistry
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Hello chemistry teachers!

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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
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Edudemic knows what's up

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New Visual: 25 Success Features Characterizing 21st Century Teachers

New Visual: 25 Success Features Characterizing 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
December 9, 2014
Here is a good visual that features some of the things successful teachers do differently. This infgraphic is based on an article written by Julie DeNeen which I would refer you to...
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20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better

20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
December 11, 2014
It is amazing how much technology can do for students to enhance their learning and personal development. I wish we had these tech affordances when we were students, things could...
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Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective

Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
Improving Note Taking Techniques (With Some Resources and Tools to Help) Effective note taking can make a genuine difference in student learning. Teaching your
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 19, 10:59 AM
Great tips for note taking!
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Tony Bates: Resources on e-portfolios

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Tony Bates:"In education, a ‘portfolio’ refers to a personal collection of information describing, documenting and recording a person’s achievements and learning. Portfolios are used for many different purposes such as a tool for evaluating leaning, for accreditation of prior experience, for continuing professional development, to assist a job application, or for a certification of competences acquired through a course or from work experience . An educational portfolio is mainly used to encourage personal reflection and involves the exchange of ideas and feedback. Many people have already used some kind of portfolio. Most of them have built a portfolio to collect evidence required to get certificates or to show what they have learned in a concrete situation or training. The development of information and learning technologies has led to the development of digital portfolios or electronic portfolios, commonly referred as e-Portfolios."
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Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better

Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
“Full Article: http://trainugly.com/portfolio/learning/ Our brains our designed to learn the best when we're operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched...”
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 21, 8:49 PM

Learn why it is important to stretch your brain, to try new things (and to fail) and to continue to try and improve. Learn about our "Lizard Brain"  (also known as the amygdala),an important component of our brain that impacts how we learn, but the learning is related to the time when humans hunted in the wild. This part of the brain holds us back in many ways, and although it once protected us now it tends to hold us back.

What can we do about this? The video explores this and discusses some of the ways we can "dance" with this "Lizard Brain" and move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. For more information take the time to watch this video.

miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, December 22, 6:00 AM
Learning sweet spots!!!
Helen Teague's curator insight, December 23, 9:28 AM

especially good at about 6 minutes in...  see also the trainugly.com website

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Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers

Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
With thirteen stimulating papers covering a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts, this publication will interest anyone involved in the continuing professional development of English language teachers wishing to reflect on and refresh their practice.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 1, 8:14 AM

Free PDF ebook from the British Council.

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Personal Learning Networks: A Short Guide for Teachers and Euducators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Linkis.com

Personal Learning Networks: A Short Guide for Teachers and Euducators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Linkis.com | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
Personal Learning Networks: A Short Guide for Teachers and Euducators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/n6JjpPXjnP
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Prezi - the zooming presentation tool - gets mobile presenting features

Prezi - the zooming presentation tool - gets mobile presenting features | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
Prezi is a very cool presentation tool that allows you to create zooming presentations with images, text, video and animations. It has a thriving educational community and is easy to use.
Prezi has just announced Mobile Presenting.
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The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
en mi Diigo digo: The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning:

... http://t.co/Nkz3OOfSiN
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Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class

Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
December, 2014
Critical thinking is an essential skill in the cognitive development of students. It is probably the number one skill teachers would mention when asked about the skills they target in...
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Great Educational Web Tools for Paperless Classrooms

Great Educational Web Tools for Paperless Classrooms | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
December 20, 2014 Few classrooms are entirely digital or paperless, though more and more are striving towards a middle-ground that can replace some of the workflow tedium with technology while...
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7 Ways You Can Use Texting to Your Advantage in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways You Can Use Texting to Your Advantage in the Classroom | Edudemic | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
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Texting CAN be useful...students love it so use it to your advantage.

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Learning is Evolving: 10 Key E-Learning Trends for 2015 - TrainingZone.co.uk (blog)

Learning is Evolving: 10 Key E-Learning Trends for 2015 - TrainingZone.co.uk (blog) | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
Learning is Evolving: 10 Key E-Learning Trends for 2015 TrainingZone.co.uk (blog) Market Research firm Ambient Insight in their 2012-2017 Worldwide Mobile Learning Market Report predicted the five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the...
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Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology - Education Week News

Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology - Education Week News | Educational Technology Today | Scoop.it
Problem solving, not technology, should be the centerpiece of blended learning planning, say Michael Horn and Heather Staker.
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