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Prezi Desktop - use Prezi offline

Prezi Desktop - use Prezi offline | EduInfo | Scoop.it

Prezi: Prezi Desktop is a presentation software for Windows and Mac giving you all the power of Prezi without needing an internet connection. Start your prezi online or off, work on your desktop, then upload your prezis to the cloud (only if you want to) to access remotely or to securely share your ideas with anyone.


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Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services

Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services | EduInfo | Scoop.it

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 11:24 AM

Be sure to catch the resources at the end of the infographic. Once on their site just click the last tab in the row below that says, "What's the Difference between Flipped and Blended Classes?" to see the entire infographic. 

Audrey's curator insight, June 25, 5:40 PM

This model is excellent when used with topics created for A level learning  on www.hotmoodle.com.   

 

 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, July 8, 1:00 PM

Flipped and blended learning

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Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

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Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a  simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not a...

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 9, 7:05 PM

Los Blogs como herramienta pedagógica

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 17, 11:03 PM

Un buen medio de comunicación

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 7:53 PM

If you are looking at 'blogging' as a possible classroom tool / strategy to use with students - then this infographic and accompanying 'blog' advice could be useful. 

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Umberto Eco: “En el futuro, la educación deberá enseñar a comparar sitios Web” | REDEM

Umberto Eco: “En el futuro, la educación deberá enseñar a comparar sitios Web” | REDEM | EduInfo | Scoop.it

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Minerva Bueno's curator insight, June 2, 5:50 PM

"Si leí bien, hay un objeto de perfección que es el libro, el libro de papel tal como lo conocemos. ¿Por qué? Es hasta el momento la manera más segura de conservar y transmitir la información. Por tres razones. En primer lugar, creo que es el más práctico para leer, aunque ahora haya jóvenes que dicen: “No, yo leo mejor en el iPad”. Después, está el amor por el objeto. Si voy a mi sótano y veo mi “Pinocho” de cuando tenía 8 años y en el que había escrito cosas, me vuelven emociones que no encuentro en un disco que contiene el texto de Pinocho. Por último, teniendo en cuenta mi edad y si hubiera existido, no podría recuperar el disco de Pinocho porque se habría desmagnetizado. Eso es un problema: las computadoras cambian tanto que no sabemos cuál es la vida útil de un disco…"

Alazne González's curator insight, June 3, 12:44 PM

Umberto es muy grande,,,

Roberto Ronconi's comment, June 4, 4:28 PM
Va mucho mas alla de lo que dice. Se trata en términos generales de Alfabetización Digital, Alfabetizacion Informacional, Alfabetizacion Mediatica, Alfabetizacion Académica ... multialfabetización
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A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review

A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Online journal dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web

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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 21, 2:39 PM

This could be a great resource for both educators and students.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 21, 8:55 PM

Fantastic resource for digital content.

Linda Denty's curator insight, May 21, 9:55 PM

This is so awesome everyone should bookmark it.

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MOOCs: Expectations and Reality


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niftyjock's curator insight, May 15, 3:58 AM

you've read it before but their are some nice case studies

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, May 15, 4:01 AM

 A qualitative study exploring 'the goals of institutions creating or adopting MOOCs and how these institutions define effectiveness of their MOOC initiatives. We assess the current evidence regarding whether and how these goals are being achieved and at what cost, and we review expectations regarding the role of MOOCs in education over the next five years' ( Hollands, Tirthali, 2014). 

Ignasi Alcalde's curator insight, May 15, 5:28 AM

Análisis a fondo sobre los MOOC sus expectativas y la realidad actual.

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | EduInfo | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 10:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 1:45 PM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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Google Hangouts - a complete guide

Google Hangouts - a complete guide | EduInfo | Scoop.it
This is the fifth video in a series of five. It covers just about everything you'll need to know about Google Hangouts, including Hangouts-On-Air. Check out ...

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 27, 3:04 PM

Google Hangouts makes collaborating virtually a breeze. 

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 27, 8:55 PM

Connected Classrooms - virtual field trips galore!

John Slifko's curator insight, April 30, 1:57 AM

Viewers of the Euro American Masonic Open Forum should consider google + hangout as a tool in linking groups for  live video conferencing.. 

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MOOC Research

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MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a set of investments intended to explore the potential of MOOCs to extend access to postsecondary credentials through more personalized, more affordable pathways.


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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Martin Karlsson's curator insight, May 14, 6:36 AM

So much fun. 

God Is.'s curator insight, May 14, 10:55 AM

I have been to a couple or three of these websites. Great to know there are some others...

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 27, 1:45 AM

Nice list to have

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Does teaching presence matter in a MOOC? - by Terry Anderson


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 3:23 AM
Does teaching presence matter in a MOOC? - by Terry Anderson
Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, March 14, 4:51 AM

"The study concluded that teacher presence had no significant relation to course completion, most badges awarded, intent to register in subsequent MOOCs or course satisfaction."

 

"However, the findings is predicted by my Interaction Equivalency Theory in which I argue that if one of the three forms of student interaction (student-student, student-teacher, student content) is at a high level, the other two can be reduced or even eliminated."

 

That it is possible to learn on one's own is not exactly a surprise. Otherwise there would be no autodidacts, nobody would ever have been able to learn from a book. Surprising, though, that the presence of a teacher seems to have no impact on the learning outcome. On the other hand... students taking part in MOOCs usually have an academic background already. So they developed learning strategies and are able to compensate the absence of a teacher by interacting with other students or looking for other sources.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 23, 11:20 AM

Anderson has a provocative post discussing a recent study by Tomkin and Charlevoix (2014) reporting that MOOC course satisfaction, completion or decision to enroll in another MOOC had no relationship with teacher interaction or presence in the MOOC.  This kind of thing always gets teachers' panties in a bunch, as we know.  Anderson argues that these results are predicted by his "Interaction Equivalency Theory where one of the three forms of student interaction (student-student, student-teacher, student content) is at a high level, the other two can be reduced or even eliminated. "  As an online prof, I would argue that to get the equivalency over to the student-student or student-content side of the triangle, the course and content have to be very artfully and intentionally designed by the teacher with a great investment of time and skill.  So there's presence of interaction and there's presence by design.  It's presence by design to structure social and content engagement that allows the more traditional 'teacher presence' to be missing.  The exciting thing is that is has much leverage.  As a side note, people shouldn't assume that these arguments are meant to throw teachers out of the classroom and make all classes instructorless.  Humans are social animals and good teachers provide mentoring and social connection in ways far beyond course content that are difficult in the scale of a MOOC.   These are important questions, however, as part of the quest to find ways of making quality education available to the millions who don't have the access to educational opportunities most of us take for granted.


Tomkin, J. H., & Charlevoix, D. (2014). Do professors matter?: using an a/b test to evaluate the impact of instructor involvement on MOOC student outcomes. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the first ACM conference on Learning@ scale conference. Retrieved from http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2566245

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | EduInfo | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint

24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Did you know you can broadcast your slides over the web, or use your mouse as a laser pointer? Here are 24 handy tips for using PowerPoint.

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Mack James's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:23 AM

always great to know more of what you use daily in the classroom

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 12:18 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 12:19 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms

Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Home Page of followmolly.com

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, February 9, 8:01 PM

Just reviewed this - Great work Molly!  Love the resources

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 13, 4:35 PM

A good primer for those of us wanting to get more out of Google's free tools.

Alenka Andrin's curator insight, March 17, 3:45 PM

Examples of Using Google Forms in education.

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New Wonderful Twitter Guide for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Wonderful Twitter Guide for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EduInfo | Scoop.it

"The power of Twitter resides in the kind of connections and networks it allows you to make.Twitter is by far the social networking platform that teachers and educators populate the most. As such, creating a personal/professional learning network comprising kindred others is as easy as participating in the weekly educational chats organized on Twitter (#edchat as an example). These meet-ups enable you  to meet and connect with teachers from all around the globe. They also introduce you to a treasure trove of information, resources, links, tips, and learning experiences that can be leveraged for your own purposes."


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 19, 9:17 AM

Love this!

 

maralma's curator insight, June 19, 9:24 PM

Useful tools!

John Rudkin's curator insight, June 20, 6:33 AM

Quick, simple....easy to take on board.

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Why is Moodle the Best LMS? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why is Moodle the Best LMS? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | EduInfo | Scoop.it

Moodle (acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is an open source Learning Management System (LMS ) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE ). It is rising in popularity among the educators around the world, as a tool for creating dynamic websites for students. It is open source, since it is customizable, has no contracts or user costs to pay and is widely available for free use. It can be efficiently integrated with your management system and allows you to support personalized learning, which is effective even outside the classroom and encourages the involvement of the broader community of the institution.

 

Moodle has constantly maintained its top spot among the LMS tools and has been ranked 11th overall among the top 100 tools for learning in 2013 . Many factors have contributed to Moodle being highly successful. On top of being a great LMS, it is also free to use. Teachers can teach their own online courses using this and find it stable and easy to use and being customizable, it fits to its user’s needs with ease.

 

 Moodle has several advantages over other LMSs, here’s the list of a few:

 

- It is an open source learning platform, which is utilized by millions of people worldwide. This open source nature allows anybody to tinker with its code or add new things. Users can share changes with the Moodle community for others to use for free. All this leads to the extension and reformation of the software.

- It makes use of simple technologies, as a result of which its developers are easy to find.

- It is built on some of the most reliable technologies, such as PHP, MySQL, Apache.

- It has a fully cooperative development model which offers constant scope for improvement by allowing many high quality contributions to acquire new modules, features and enhancements.

- It makes use of the more advanced programming approach, the object-oriented programming which makes its functionality all the more efficient and allows users to proceed at their own pace, as well as customize it according to their needs.

- It focuses on making the learning and teaching experience constructivist. This process encourages the involvement of learners in the learning process, rather than letting them receive knowledge passively. The learning environment becomes more democratic with interactive and student-centered activities.

- It is convenient for educational institutions and organizations for learning and course management.

- It can be quickly deployed in your organization, without the requirement of any extra efforts.

- It is highly cost-effective, since it has a low risk startup and a low initial investment.

- It provides you with fast and reliable updates of information.

- It provides you with regular support, all the time you use it. Its support feature is active twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and addresses to its developers, members and users.


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The Future of E-Ducation: The Impact of Technology and Analytics on the Education Industry

This groundbreaking EdTech study examines the way that modern technology is bringing remarkable innovation into the educational sector; a field which has historically remained fairly fixed and traditional for centuries. The report analyses the degree to which education is being made into a universally accessible, innovative, personalized, and adaptive experience, and finds that the these changes will be pivotal for achieving the United Nations’ goal of universal education by 2015.

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Chris B. Olds's curator insight, June 4, 10:47 AM

A nation of un-educated / ignorant Voters ?  no more business as usual in Washington D.C. for the American Govt..  The American people are on to you, and we're not gonna take it anymore.  You big fat lazy greedy "Lifer" politicians had better get ready to go get a Job.  

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 7, 11:29 PM

A great overview of the possibilities for technology to impact education - not only in distributed learning programs but also in brick and mortar schools.  Worth a look.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 17, 2:10 AM

For those who really want to know what needs to be done in the future.

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Teaching 1 to 1 with Tablets

This is the presentation from my workshop on using tablet computers in a one to one context.

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Michael Winkemann's curator insight, May 18, 4:30 AM

Möglichkeiten einer 1:1 Tablet-Lösung im Unterricht.

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, May 18, 12:28 PM

Good presentation

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, July 3, 2:16 PM

A teaching treasure

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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Martin Karlsson's curator insight, May 14, 6:36 AM

So much fun. 

God Is.'s curator insight, May 14, 10:55 AM

I have been to a couple or three of these websites. Great to know there are some others...

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 27, 1:45 AM

Nice list to have

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How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order

How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order | EduInfo | Scoop.it

If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.

It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.

 

Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.

Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, April 26, 4:18 AM
totally agrees with Dennis
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 6:30 AM

Curation is all about trust.  I too cut to the cause by keeping in the know via great curators.

Joyce Cordus's curator insight, April 30, 2:23 AM

This is really helpful to get the best out of all these tools!

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Create Ebooks - PapyrusEditor

Create Ebooks - PapyrusEditor | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Papyrus is a simple online editor to create ebooks.You can edit the cover using a simple drag and drop cover editor, import content from the web, or create new content as easily as writing a blog post.If you want to sell your ebook, all you have to do is set a price and click publish.

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Kelly Roach's curator insight, May 2, 5:09 AM

Looks interesting - I'll be checking this one out when I get a spare moment!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 3, 2:05 PM

An awesome web based ePub & PDF creator. Create & edit online & it will generate ePub & PDF of your book for download.

sarah's curator insight, May 4, 1:32 PM

Intéressant pour nos UD´s. en ligne.

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Experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs

Experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs | EduInfo | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 10, 4:58 AM

"This special issue of the eLearning Papers is based on the contributions made to the EMOOCS 2014 conference jointly organized by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and P.A.U. Education. The success of this conference with more than 450 participants demonstrates that MOOCs are at the beginning of a wave and a first step towards opening up education. 

 

Why are MOOCs innovative? They provide alternative ways for students to gain new knowledge according to a given curriculum. MOOCs can also enhance learners’ ability to think creatively to select and adapt a paradigm to solve the problem at hand. These are the main findings of a case study on the Discrete Optimization MOOC on Coursera

 

Many higher education institutions are asking their staff to run high quality MOOCs in a race to gain visibility in an education market that is increasingly abundant with choice. Nevertheless, designing and running a MOOC from scratch is not an easy task and requires a high workload. Professors from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid offer a set of recommendations that will be useful to inexperienced professors. An MIT study also gives key findings on optimizingvideo consumption across courses. 

 

What are the defining characteristics of a MOOC? Can we categorically differentiate a MOOC from other types of online courses? This is one of the central questions of the debate on the future of MOOCs. An UNED study proposes aquality model based on both course structure and certification process. Most of the debate around the future of MOOCs focuses on learners’ attitudes such as attrition or a lack of satisfaction that leads to disengagement or dropout. AStanford study shows how educational interventions targeting such risk factorscan help reduce dropout rates, as long as the dropouts are predicted early and accurately enough. A French researcher shows that learners who interact on theforums and assess peer assignments are more likely to complete the course. Another Stanford study tested different approaches to measure the extent to which online learners experience a sense of community in current implementations of online courses. In a similar context, a German team of researchers studied the collaborative endeavour of planning and implementing a cMOOC

 

One of the key elements of the discussion around MOOCs is their relevance to students in their respective cultural settings. A Leicester University researchercontemplates whether activities, tasks, assignments and/or projects can be applicable to students’ own settings; for example, giving students the freedom to choose the setting of their projects and the people with whom they work. These questions are central to making MOOCs truly accessible to all."

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 19, 3:17 AM

Worth reading... we need to bridge that gap for good!!

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 21, 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 6:20 AM

L'école est-elle (loin-très loin-trop loin) à la traîne en Belgique?

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New features in Moodle 2.6 - MoodleDocs

New features in Moodle 2.6 - MoodleDocs | EduInfo | Scoop.it

Moodle 2.6 brings a lot of exciting new features for teachers, students and administrators. This page highlights a few of the most interesting.

 

Full details of the release, with technical information, can be found in the Moodle 2.6 Release notes


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40+ free tools and sites for creating presentations

40+ free tools and sites for creating presentations | EduInfo | Scoop.it

There is a time when only Power Point was used for creating presentations and slides. But now there are so many advanced sites and wonderful Apps are easily available in the internet. If you are planning to create an eye-catching and outstanding presentation then have a look at this collection. In this collection you will find 40+ superb sites and Apps that surely help you to creating your masterpiece and most important is they all are easy to use.

 

With these sites and Apps you can make your presentation more stunning and eye-catching. Check this out and get to pick one and do not forget to share your precious opinion with us via comment section is below. Enjoy and stay creative everyone.


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, February 20, 6:36 PM

Some alternatives to Powerpoint (and Prezi!) Give students some choice in how they present their work. Apps such as Puppet Pals and Explain Everything are fantastic for student-made videos too. 

Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, February 25, 10:27 AM

40+ alternatives to Powerpoint.

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How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic. One way of doing this is by c...

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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 4:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:54 AM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.