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Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals: Demystifying the Normal Distribution

Lloyd Rieber explains the normal distribution in concrete terms.
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Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals: Computing a t Test for an Independent-Samples Design

In this video for the open, online course "Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals," Lloyd Rieber explains how to use Excel spreadsheet to compute a t test ...
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16 Things to Consider When Going 1:1  ■  Hapara

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Five ways to ‘gamify’ your elearning | TrainingZone.co.uk

Five ways to ‘gamify’ your elearning | TrainingZone.co.uk | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Five ways to #gamify your #elearning http://t.co/FuBeaRC6fz #education #gamification
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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning? | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
I was reading the book The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley and couldn't help wondering what our schools would be like today if we were forced to teach without the technology (including co
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25-point Website Usability Checklist

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Use this simple, 25-point checklist to assess critical website usability issues. Includes free download (1-page PDF).

 

The list is split into 4 roughly equal sections, (I) Accessibility, (II) Identity, (III) Navigation, and (IV) Content. I'll describe and rationalize all of the sections and line items below, but you can also download the checklist as a simple, 1-page PDF. I try to keep it simple with 3 basic ratings: (1) Green Check = Good/Pass, (2) Red Check = Needs work, but no disaster, (3) Red X = Bad/Fail. Not all points are necessarily applicable to all sites.


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Terry Patterson's comment, March 17, 2:09 PM
Great short list. One to use that is very useful and best known is the Nielsen's heuristics list. Of course, we're talking about the generic aspects. Heuristics can be specialized as well depending on the type of software application and its function. :)
Kim Spencer's curator insight, March 18, 7:05 PM

So useful to use in a class info literacy session.

GA13's curator insight, March 20, 1:27 AM

Another good usability article.

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10 apps that make Chromebooks feel like a real ...

10 apps that make Chromebooks feel like a real ... | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Google Chromebooks are growing in popularity, but the experience can feel foreign to some. Here are some apps to make it feel like home for desktop users.
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The Future of Games in Education Infographic

The Future of Games in Education Infographic | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
This week, I just wanted to showcase a fantastic infographic from GameSalad full of stats about why games are fantastic learning tools right now and why they will continue to be in the future.  I think it speaks for itself.
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Tank Battle 1942 Rejected From App Store For Presenting Germans As ‘Enemies’

Tank Battle 1942 Rejected From App Store For Presenting Germans As ‘Enemies’ | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Apple's App Store approval team has struck again, this time rejecting an iOS application from the App Store for referring to German and Russian characters as “enemies” in a World War II context.
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Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers? | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

I couldn't agree more. As teachers, our role must change to one that enables, guides, personalises and embraces digital technology as a fundamental part of student learning. The most dangerous thing we can do to our students is to keep doing what our teachers and professors did to us:


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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, March 18, 11:05 PM

very interesting.....lol

Navtej Kohli CDC's curator insight, March 20, 1:30 AM

Teacher's play main role in student's life. #Navtej Kohli CDC on #scoopit provide latest career and technology news.

Carmen Arias 's curator insight, March 22, 7:55 AM

Our role is to convince teacheer sthat Technology is here to stay. Nothing more scary than colleagues stubbornly refusing to get into the wave of this digital world.It reminds me of the times when voiced films were seen as "the devil"

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Sinister Statistics: Do Left Handed People Die Young?

Sinister Statistics: Do Left Handed People Die Young? | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
In 1991 Halpern and Coren published a famous study in the New England Journal of Medicine which appears to show that left handed people die at much younger ages than right-handed people.

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Bill Bentley's curator insight, March 5, 8:53 PM

Whew... Glad I'm right handed!

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How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint

How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
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funny and informative

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6 colleges that flipped STEM classrooms

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A recent survey found that half of faculty members have flipped or plan to flip their classrooms.

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Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals: Playing the 'What if?' Game with Excel

Lloyd Rieber explains and demonstrates the benefits of playing the "What if?" game with Excel. That is, using Excel to experiment and play with the statistic...
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Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers - Huffington Post

Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers - Huffington Post | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers
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MineCraft (pictured below) and SimCity are two other popular video game companies migrating their efforts to educational gaming.
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Meet the Boston College MBA Delivering an Online Engineering Education to Kenyan Students

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After Kenyan students surpass the eighth grade, education stops being free. For 60 percent of primary school...
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A review of flipped learning


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Tales of the Undead…Learning Theories: The Learning Pyramid | ACRLog

Tales of the Undead…Learning Theories: The Learning Pyramid | ACRLog | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
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Trying to remove that horrid graphic with its incorrect information from our profession.

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Survey Finds 50 Percent of K-12 Teachers Get Inadequate Support for Using Technology in the Classroom -- THE Journal

Survey Finds 50 Percent of K-12 Teachers Get Inadequate Support for Using Technology in the Classroom -- THE Journal | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
The survey, conducted by digedu, a company dedicated to transitioning schools from textbooks to technology, was designed to assess various aspects of teachers’ use of technology in class. (RT @wsettles: We need instructional technology coaches.
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5 Tips for Using Minecraft in your Classroom | Teaching Techie Teens

5 Tips for Using Minecraft in your Classroom | Teaching Techie Teens | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
How to use #Minecraft in the classroom #education #lessonplanning #minecraft http://t.co/KYYQFABff6
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Apply Now To Write For TechCrunch This Summer As A Paid Intern

Apply Now To Write For TechCrunch This Summer As A Paid Intern | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Are you obsessed with the startup world? Do you read TechCrunch all the time? Good news! We’re hiring paid interns for this summer.
What will you do? Blog, blog, blog away.
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Will Online Learning Replace the Classroom?

Will Online Learning Replace the Classroom? | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Could a failure to integrate learning technology prove detrimental to an educational institution's long term sustainability?...

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 


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Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

rwestby's curator insight, March 10, 11:36 AM

PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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7 Tricks to Improve Your Teaching Skills - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

7 Tricks to Improve Your Teaching Skills - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Here are 7 ways you can develop your skills for a better school year.
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