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Here's Waldo: Computing the optimal search strategy for finding Waldo | Randal S. Olson

Here's Waldo: Computing the optimal search strategy for finding Waldo | Randal S. Olson | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Randy Olson uses machine learning techniques to find the best search strategy for finding Waldo.
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A map of what every state would be if it were a country

A map of what every state would be if it were a country | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
California’s economy is as big as Brazil's. Here's what countries the other states compare to.
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At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform | Amy Erin Borovoy & Ashley Cronin Blog| Edutopia.org

At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform | Amy Erin Borovoy & Ashley Cronin Blog| Edutopia.org | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

There's been quite a bit of buzz about documentary films that take a look at issues within the American education system.

 

Whether you agree with the point of view of any of these films or not, they are sure to get you thinking.

 

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Why Aren't The Aliens Here Already?

Why Aren't The Aliens Here Already? | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
If we learned we're the only ones looking into the night sky, it'd be impossibly lonely. But it might also mean there's something holding all beings from a higher state, which may spell our doom too.

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Bill Bentley's curator insight, May 31, 9:40 AM

Spooky topic with a few really big numbers!

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E-Portfolios Link Academic Achievements to Career Success -- Campus Technology

E-Portfolios Link Academic Achievements to Career Success -- Campus Technology | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Portland State University's new online business degree program is using e-portfolios to document students' academic and professional growth.
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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Larry Ferlazzo Blog | Edutopia

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Larry Ferlazzo Blog | Edutopia | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

Editor's Note: This piece was adapted from Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies to Help Students Thrive in School and Beyond by Larry Ferlazzo, available March 21, 2015 from Routledge.

My previous post reviewed research on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and described the four qualities that have been identified as critical to helping students motivate themselves: autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance.

In this post, I'll discuss practical classroom strategies to reinforce each of these four qualities.

 

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The Fallen of World War II on Vimeo

An animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, The Fallen of World War II looks at the human cost of the second World War and sizes up the numbers to other…
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Will Learning Analytics Transform Higher Education?

Discussion on the elements, actors, cultural change and scenarios that are related to Learning Analytics in Higher Education Institutions. Presentation given a…

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ERBRAINS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS's curator insight, June 17, 1:53 AM

Thanks for Sharing Nice Info

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Flip Your Classroom with this Teaching Strategy: Pass the Problem - Flip It Consulting

Flip Your Classroom with this Teaching Strategy: Pass the Problem - Flip It Consulting | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Moving from lecturing to becoming a facilitator of learning can be risky. Sometimes we aren’t prepared for those feelings of uncertainty. This is why I always conclude my “Flip a Lesson” workshop with a candid conversation about the shifting role of the instructor in the flipped classroom. Your comfort level, your ability to harness those nerves, and your willingness to take risks significantly influences the success of the flipped learning experience.

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This article provides step by step directions for a hands on exercise designed for the face to face teaching environment. The flip here is for the Professor to step away from the podium and get adults working together.  


With a few tweaks this could be a strong online activity as well! 


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This post provides one specific flipped strategy to try in your class to help you become more comfortable with how it feels when your role changes and you involve your students in the learning process. The author calls “Pass the Problem” where the flip is in getting "the Professor to step away from the podium and get participants working together".

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Instructional Technologies Blog: Starting May/June/July: Free (MOOC) Courses for Teachers and Educators

Instructional Technologies Blog: Starting May/June/July: Free (MOOC) Courses for Teachers and Educators | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Starting May/June/July: Free (MOOC) Courses for Teachers and Educators

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 21, 11:10 AM

I'm interested in the edX May 27 course about teaching with Open Educational Resources (OER). Plus you can take free online courses about teaching with STEM, inquiry based learning, and online teaching.


I've taken the Canvas.net Teaching Online: Reflections on Practice course and thought it was very well done.

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Minecraft in Education: Finding Volume by Adding Layers (5th Grade Technology Integration) #kispride - YouTube

This intro video to volume contains a quick review on perimeter and area, as well as a short activity where students find the volume of a rectangular prism u...
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Mapping China’s Growth - U.S. Global Investors

Mapping China’s Growth - U.S. Global Investors | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
U.S. Global Investors, Inc. is a boutique investment management firm specializing in actively managed equity and bond strategies, and has a longstanding history of expertise in gold and precious metals, natural resources and emerging markets.

The company, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, manages a family of no-load mutual funds across a range of asset classes. In addition, the company manages funds for international clients.
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Remix: Teaching Students to Verify Social Media Content | Anthony Adornato | Mediashift | PBS

Remix: Teaching Students to Verify Social Media Content | Anthony Adornato | Mediashift | PBS | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

Misinformation can spread like a disease on social media. Journalists and news organizations have taken the bait, reporting inaccurate information gathered from social media. We’ve seen this in cases such as the Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy, among many other examples.

“What’s the Real Deal?” is an exercise that teaches students to be critical of information on social media platforms. Students learn how to analyze the credibility of user-generated content, social media sources, and news tips from social media. They also become aware of a major challenge facing journalists — balancing the pressure to publish quickly while upholding traditional news values.

Journalists’ use of social media as a tool for newsgathering, dissemination, and connecting with audiences is the new norm. Students and working journalists can get caught up in the excitement of social media’s speed. However, it’s important for budding journalists to understand the strengths and limitations of social media information. In the sea of all the “noise,” traditional journalistic skills, such as verification and accuracy, are more important now than ever. This exercise teaches students to value these skills while harnessing the potential of social media for journalism.

 

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Error bars

Error bars | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Error bars are the scientific measurement of uncertainty. Uncertainty is often frustration. Error bars are a measure of frustration.

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Bill Bentley's curator insight, June 7, 9:17 AM

At last, someone explained uncertainty in a way everyone can understand!   Take a statistics class if you don't get this!

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How the Wells report made fake statistics look believable

How the Wells report made fake statistics look believable | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
During the NFL playoffs there was a controversy as to whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs below league standards while playing the Indianapolis Colts.

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Bill Bentley's curator insight, June 22, 1:58 PM

This article is best for those who understand statistics.  It is a blueprint for how to convincingly lie using statistics, and shows a current example.   Good example of why everyone should know enough statistics to find and debunk this kind of reporting!

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Addressing Academic Dishonesty in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Addressing Academic Dishonesty in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Key Takeaways
Technology can help fight cheating that is itself based on technology, especially with tweaking of assignments and assessments in a way that makes it difficult to cheat.
Students should be made aware of resources such as university writing centers and tools such as Endnote.
Training about copyright, plagiarism, and time management can help students succeed without feeling that they have to cut corners.
Relevant codes and policies should be clearly stated in communications such as orientation materials, student handbooks, and course syllabi to establish expectations and reduce confrontations between instructors and students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 9, 2:52 PM

This Educause review is on point.  Solid common sense advice.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, June 20, 11:57 AM

For my teaching friends or anyone considering doing writing at a post academic level. What a great resource for information on cutting down the rate of plagiarism. Much of what I see is not intentional but that makes little difference to a protective author, or the legal system.

Glad to see at Kansas City Kansas Community College we are already instituting most of these policies and practices.

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7 Things Parents and Teachers Should Know About Teens | Maurice Elias Blog | Edutopia.org

7 Things Parents and Teachers Should Know About Teens | Maurice Elias Blog | Edutopia.org | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

Summer is approaching, and many teenagers will be freed up from the structures and restrictions of school. What will now come to the forefront for them? What's at the core of their lives? Reality TV? The summer concert scene? Life at the malls? Sun and sand at the beach? Chatting and texting? Sports? Some may think this covers the list. But those that do are giving teenagers far too little credit.

The late Rachael Kessler spent a great deal of time talking to and working with adolescents. Her special interest was how deal with what she referred to as life transitions and "passages." Some are large, like leaving high school, starting a job or starting college, leaving college, living on one's own, and coping with the impact of family trauma such as severe illness, death, or divorce. Some are linked with religion, such as Bar or Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation.

Rachael found that these passages are pivotal moments in the lives of both teens and their families. How are they handled?

 

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Why Online Students Succeed

Why Online Students Succeed | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, June 18, 2:00 AM

Loved the checklist!

 

ERBRAINS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS's curator insight, June 18, 2:07 AM

Real Time and the conversation

ElizabethHS's curator insight, June 19, 10:31 AM

From Nik Peachey.

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Help wanted: Cambridge seeks Lego professor

Help wanted: Cambridge seeks Lego professor | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
The University of Cambridge looks set to accept over $6 million from the Lego Foundation to hire a new professor and launch a research center.
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LEGO Education https://goo.gl/wZ85J6

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Meet the Little Geniuses of a Giant Science Fair | WIRED

Meet the Little Geniuses of a Giant Science Fair | WIRED | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Nearly 1,000 students all over California came together to compete with their latest experiments and inventions.
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Dispelling 9 common myths on how to improve student achievement | eSchool News

Dispelling 9 common myths on how to improve student achievement | eSchool News | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Based on statistical examination, prof says there are clear distinctions in what works and what doesn't for improving student achievement.
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Explore Statistics with R - Self Paced Starts July 7, 2015 edx

Explore Statistics with R - Self Paced Starts July 7, 2015 edx | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
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Do you want to learn how to harvest health science data from the Internet? Or learn to understand the world through data analysis? Start by learning R Statistics!

Skilled professionals who can process and analyze data are in great demand today. In this course you will explore concepts in statistics to make sense out of data. You will learn the practical skills necessary to find, import, analyze and visualize data. We will take a look under the hood of statistics and equip you with broad tools for understanding statistical inference and statistical methods. You will also perform some really complicated calculations and visualizations, following in the footsteps of Karolinska Institute’s researchers.

Statistical programming is an essential skill in our golden age of data abundance. Health science has become a field of big data, just like so many other fields of study. New techniques make it possible and affordable to generate massive data sets in biology. Researchers and clinicians can measure the activity for each of 30000 genes of a patient. They can read the complete genome sequence of a patient. Thanks to another trend of the decade, open access publishing, the results of such large scale health science are very often published for you to read free of charge. You can even access the raw data from open databases such as the gene expression database of the NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information.

We will dive into this data together. Learn how to use R, a powerful open source statistical programming language, and see why it has become the tool of choice in many industries in this introductory R statistics course.

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Chromebook market growing, but mostly in education - iTWire

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Chromebook market growing, but mostly in education
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The worldwide Chromebook market is on track to reach 7.288 million units this year, up from 5.728 million in 2014, according to Gartner.
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