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Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart | EduInfo | Scoop.it

If time is a river, the Histomap, first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of humanity’s great civilizations becomes a confluence that ebbs, wanes, and sometimes ebbs again, each a separate current in a river that inexorably rages down to the mouth of the present day.

Although certainly not modern, the Histomap is still a breathtaking example of good infographic design: A five-foot, roll-up chart that can fit an overview of human history on any wall. Starting in 2000 B.C. with seven different civilizations--the Aegeans, the Egyptians, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Iranians, the Indians, the Huns, and the Chinese--you travel forward or backward in time as your eyes move up or down 0.75 inches. Some civilizations bleed together, others are swallowed up; some surge, others crash...

 
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Brian Sullivan's curator insight, August 16, 2013 8:56 PM

Heres a great

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

We can learn from history 

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HOW-TO: Write Articles That Go Viral On Social Media [10 Tips]

HOW-TO: Write Articles That Go Viral On Social Media [10 Tips] | EduInfo | Scoop.it
What does it take for something to go viral? Have you ever written an article that got a ton of shares on social media sites?
 
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Cesar Gelvez's curator insight, March 13, 2013 1:16 AM

Comment écrire pour que l'article devient viral. Graph intéressant, cependant les conténus crées pour devenir virales le sont difficilement. 

Lilia Fernandez's curator insight, March 15, 2013 6:18 AM
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Anthony Burke's curator insight, March 16, 2013 3:26 AM

Pity about poor spelling - really turns me off!

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Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC | matbury.com

Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC | matbury.com | EduInfo | Scoop.it

Moodle for teachers: An introduction is a 4 week introductory course with a recommended total of 8-12 hours participation time. Registration opens on 19th August 2013 and the course starts on 1st September 2013. There are no fees for taking the course and successful participants will be awarded a Mozilla Open Badges course completion badge that they can add to their Open Badges backpack.


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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:20 PM

Vous utilisez Moodle ?  Ou vous envisagez de créer des cours en ligne ?  Alors, participez gratuitement au MOOC qui démarre le premier septembre. 

Ruedi Grob's comment, August 13, 2013 3:10 AM
that will be great :-)
Olivier Alzéari's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:09 PM

Vous utilisez Moodle ?  Ou vous envisagez de créer des cours en ligne ?  Alors, participez gratuitement au MOOC qui démarre le premier septembre 2013. (dixit Marco Bertolini)

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Alternatives to presenting your science with Powerpoint

Alternatives to presenting your science with Powerpoint | EduInfo | Scoop.it
I was shocked recently at a seminar called “Writing with style” by the Manchester University writer-in-residence, Chris Simms. He opened by saying that
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Gmail: E-pošta iz Googla

Gmail: E-pošta iz Googla | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Več kot 10 GB prostora za shranjevanje, manj vsiljene pošte in dostop prek mobilnih naprav. Gmail je intuitiven, učinkovit in uporaben e-poštni program. Morda celo zabaven.
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Evernote in Education - LiveBinder

Evernote in Education - LiveBinder | EduInfo | Scoop.it

Using Evernote in Education

 

This livebinder has websites and information to help you to use Evernote in your classrooms.


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Toni Thompson's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:40 AM

Great collection of evernote resources. Unlike the livebinder presentation!

Mary Williams's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:27 AM

Essential help.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:14 PM

Evernote erabiltzaileentzako. oso lagungarria. Livebindr ez baduzue ezagutzen aintzinako portafolio digitala egiteko sitea duzue. Guztiz erabilgarria era sinple sinplean egindako edota aurkitutako dokumentuak eta web siteak sailkatzeko eta era antolatuan biltzeko aukera ematen dizu.

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Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+ | EduInfo | Scoop.it

It’s about time you give some love to Google+, a social media platform set to attract more people not only because of its new dressed up interface, but also by the recent features added.


Google+ is obviously betting big on photos as it launches its ability to “auto awesome” images uploaded to it. Its mobile app came through with its refreshing updates as well. All in all, it has been a very active month for Google+ and the new wave of features is projected to increase its social networking share.

Now here’s an infographic ready to turn anyone who’s willing to make the jump an instant Google+ savvy user.


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Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:23 PM

It is now far more better!

Athena Catedral's curator insight, August 6, 2013 2:52 AM

Succinct cheat sheet for Google + posting

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 10:47 AM

Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

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5 Pinterest-like education sites worth trying out

5 Pinterest-like education sites worth trying out | EduInfo | Scoop.it
All of these sites focus on learning and curation, but could one of them really be the "Pinterest of education"?

 

As one of the fastest-growing social networks, Pinterest's popularity can be attributed to its ease of use and vibrant Pinboards. Recently, a number of similar social curation sites developed specifically for students and teachers have popped up, emulating Pinterest in key ways while focusing on learning. In some cases, they have even made improvements.

 

Here are five such sites that could be contenders for the title "Pinterest of Education"

 


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soler_ml's curator insight, July 13, 2013 7:56 AM

I haven't been through all the sites yet, but feel like I just found a treasure trove! 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 14, 2013 5:37 AM

Scoop-It makes it into the TOP 5.  Great Job!!

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 17, 2013 1:24 PM

There are several good sites here and they can be used in different ways.

 

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What do you feel are the key digital literacy skills that 21st century learners need?

What do you feel are the key digital literacy skills that 21st century learners need? | EduInfo | Scoop.it

Digital literacy has become one of the major issues facing educators in this early part of the 21st century. The need to develop students and teachers digital literacies has become increasingly accepted as fact and yet most teachers' and students' understanding of what exactly constitutes a digital literacy still seems to remain quite vague. Even more vague seems to be teachers' understanding of how precisely we go about developing those literacies.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 9, 2013 10:04 AM
That's my impression too. Thanks.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 9, 2013 10:04 AM
That's my impression too. Thanks.
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That's my impression too. Thanks.
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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow | EduInfo | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching,  learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here,  so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.

 


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stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:46 AM

A must for our staff

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 5:40 AM

I am making my way through these but am excited about the content I am finding here. What did educators ever do with all this wisdom before we had the place to make it heard? How wondrous that we can each become an expert and a motivator in our field!

HerrMess's curator insight, September 16, 2013 2:02 PM

Für mehr Blog-Input von medienbegeisterten Lehrern wie uns :-)

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6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EduInfo | Scoop.it

"Evernote is definitely one of the apps I use everyday. It helps me stay organized and scales up my productivity. However, the app has even more to offer when used with other partner apps. These apps  are particularly useful in expanding Evernote functionality  and in providing you with a richer and organized experience."


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Lou Salza's curator insight, June 1, 2013 2:02 PM

I started using Evernote for storing notes from meetings so I could retrieve them on any device at any location.  It is searchable and does way more than keep notes stored and accessible. This site will lead you to excellent explanations of Evernote and its functionality. It can be particularly useful  for teachers and their students !--Lou

Kirsty Watts's curator insight, June 2, 2013 3:23 PM

I absolute agree Evernote is so versatile enabling any student or teacher with any device to work in the same way.

Vicki Butler's curator insight, June 7, 2013 11:30 AM

I need explore the power of Evernote.  The power to use this as a 'notebook' for learners intrigues me.

 

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BIBLIOTECAS VIRTUALES DEL MUNDO, algunos enlaces

BIBLIOTECAS VIRTUALES DEL MUNDO, algunos enlaces | EduInfo | Scoop.it

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Iván Castrillon's curator insight, May 10, 2013 2:55 AM

Enlaces a bilbiotecas digitales

Elisa Cuetos's curator insight, May 14, 2013 3:37 PM

De todo un poco en este recopilación de enlaces...

Pilargm's curator insight, May 16, 2013 11:25 AM

Enlaces muy interesantes, gracias.

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | EduInfo | Scoop.it

First and foremost, student writing is improving by leaps and bounds. When I read their blogs (which, by the way, are mature, insightful, funny and engaging), I don't find myself pulling my hair out over the careless mistakes they make in formal papers. Not every post is perfect, but the majority are well written and free of grammar and usage issues that I am so familiar with seeing in their other work. If they become sloppy, all I need to do is politely comment about it on their blog, and I don't see it again.

 


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Constance Jones Collier's curator insight, May 7, 2013 2:20 PM

How time have changed. whats your input on this?

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:03 AM

This is a useful experience of developing writing skills.  As a follow-up activity, writing by way of blogging could enable students to get a feel for the issue studied, and assume responsibity for public writing.

Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:39 PM

First and foremost, I think it is safe to say that student writing is improving by leaps and bounds when it comes to technology. Blogs are a brilliant way to for students to keep an ongoing "journal" where they can write about whatever they want and improve their writing skills as a result. This article looks at a teacher who introduced blogging to her junior students and found huge improvements as a result. "When I read their blogs (which, by the way, are mature, insightful, funny and engaging), I don't find myself pulling my hair out over the careless mistakes they make in formal papers". Blogs are motivational and more interesting than conventional writing assignemnts, and students are consequently more open to learning from them as a result.

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10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online

10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online | EduInfo | Scoop.it
There are 10 things that online teachers should unlearn before they take up teaching online. Online Education needs new and open thinkers for sustainability.
 
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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 7:40 PM

We all know that bolting innovation onto existing practice is rarely entirely successful or satisfactory.

olgadiez's curator insight, March 12, 1:48 PM

Desaprender: imprescindible para avanzar.

Marielos Gutiérrez's curator insight, June 5, 8:52 PM

Me encató este artículo de WizIQ blog sobre los hábitos que nos vemos obligados a modificar para ser capaces de tutorizar un aprendizaje elearning.

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TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change

TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Newcastle, the United Kingdom. This is where Sugata Mitra, this year’s TED award winner lives and teaches. Thanks to him, millions of children in the poorest areas of the world are now…

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Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 10:02 AM

"Professor Mitra is a Physicist and teaches Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Some years ago he had a revolutionary idea: “The Hole in the wall”. He installed computers in the streets of the slums of India and observed that children organize by themselves and learn naturally. So have we all a teacher’s soul inside us?''

Daniel Moix's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:39 AM

The Granny Cloud.  What an inspiring notion!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 28, 2013 11:21 PM

Like it or not, things are moving in one direction, and that is where Mitra is pointing at!

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20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities

20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities | EduInfo | Scoop.it

The following topics are covered:

 

Aerospace, Anthropology, Astrobiology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computers, Cosmology, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environment, Future, General Science, Geoscience, Machine Learning, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgy, Mining, Nanotechnology, Oceanography, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics, and Sociology.

 

Lectures are in Playlists and are alphabetically sorted with thumbnail pictures. No fee, no registration required - learn at your own pace. Certificates can be arranged with presenting universities.

 

NOTE: To subscribe to the RSS feed of Amazing Science, copy http://www.scoop.it/t/amazing-science/rss.xml into the URL field of your browser and click "subscribe".

 

This newsletter is aggregated from over 1450 news sources:

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Casper Pieters's curator insight, March 9, 4:21 PM

Great resources for online learning just about everything.  All you need is will power and self- discipline.

Russ Roberts's curator insight, April 23, 8:37 PM

A very interesting site.  Amazing Science covers many disciplines.  Subscribe to the news letter and be " amazed." Aloha, Russ, KH6JRM. 

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, July 4, 5:45 AM

Your knowledge is your strength and power 

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GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | EduInfo | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.


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Sameer Buti's comment, August 6, 2013 11:25 PM
Great Collection! of the iPad. We are found an app which is the best for kids
"https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kids-story-ebook-animal-pond/id674489263";
Shane Barnette's curator insight, August 23, 2013 8:52 AM

Great collection of apps organized by grade.

Becky Vickers's curator insight, March 11, 8:15 AM

FOR CLASSROOM CLIMATE PLAN: Technology is definitely something I find important for a 21st century classroom climate. Many PBL Projects involve technology and this image provides suggested apps that can allow teachers to cultivate virtual spaces for their classroom. I especially think the National Geographic and TED apps could be particularly useful because they provide a wealth of resources for classroom projects. I would like to make the use of technology routine in my classroom and expand our spaces to include both the physical and virtual spaces available to students. 

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Increasing Interaction in Online Learning Environments

Increasing Interaction in Online Learning Environments | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Focusing on the qualities of effective online teaching, here are a collection of real strategies to increase interaction in online learning environments.

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, July 18, 2013 1:11 AM

I not only teach in an online environment, but am currently doing an MA via distance education. In what manner, and with what frequency we can interact with the tutor, other students and the material, can influence the learning experience signficantly. Some very useful tips in this article to reflect on if you are working, or learning within this kind of environment.

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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | EduInfo | Scoop.it

The study’s conclusion suggests that the current model of the flipped classroom should itself be flipped upside down. The researchers advocate the “flipped flipped classroom,” in which videos come after exploration and not before.

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:21 PM

A very worthy observation.

Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, August 1, 2013 11:27 AM

and the pendulum swings

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:33 PM

Experimenting first sounds good, though I think it depends on the learner and on what is being taught. I like the idea of pushing the envelop to be more inclusive...yet not throwing out things that continue to work (for some types of learners).

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Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble

Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble | EduInfo | Scoop.it
scrible lets you highlight and annotate web pages and easily save, share and collaborate on your web research with others. Sign up for free!

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SLRE's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:45 AM

Handig app om dingen die je op het web tegenkomt van aantekeningen te voorzien en te bewaren.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:54 PM

I haven't read this article but I'm seriously interested in the question implied in the title.....i.e. how to 'mark up' information and get them on the web.  In many cases, I think that's adequate for most people's purpose.

 

I have yet to find a tool that I found really comfortable for doing that.  Maybe this is it.

YB's curator insight, June 22, 6:12 AM

CROCODOC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmWcWbGnpt4

 

A.NNOTATE

 

מגוון של תכניות להערות על PDF

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/top-web-annotation-and-markup-tools/

 

 

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#MOOCs, MIT and Magic - by Tony Bates

#MOOCs, MIT and Magic - by Tony Bates | EduInfo | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 27, 2013 10:40 PM

"Me, MOOCs and pedagogy

I was the last speaker in this session and focused on the pedagogy of MOOCs, and suggested some ways in which they could be improved, based on 25 years of research in online learning. In summary the basic points I made are as follows:

  • MOOCs face several challenges, in particular low completion rates, problems with student  assessment, especially for assessment that requires qualitative or essay-type answers, and poor Internet access in developing countries
  • there is 25 years of experience and research into what works and what doesn’t in online learning
  • by and large, this knowledge is not being applied to the design of edX or Coursera MOOCs, which are based mainly on video recordings of classroom lectures
  • paying more attention to pedagogical issues and instructional design could help mitigate some of the challenges
  • in particular more attention needs to be paid to skills development, knowledge construction/deep learning and learner support
  • research should focus on course designs that focus on skills development rather than the transmission of information, on how to scale up learner support and oncosting models that provide resources for improved learner support
  • MOOCs should not be ‘second best’ for developing countries, replacing more locally based provision
  • for all this to happen, computer specialists and educators/instructional designers need to work together as equals"


Vladimir Kukharenko's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:56 AM

анализ педподходов в МТИ

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How has technology transformed the role of a teacher?

How has technology transformed the role of a teacher? | EduInfo | Scoop.it
Technology allows students to become more independent in the classroom. But is the change from teacher to facilitator a positive move for the profession? Mike Britland is firmly in favour

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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:19 AM

Goede tips van Mike.

- Ga uit van wat je leerlingen wilt leren en kijk dan of technologie iets toevoegt. Niet? dan niet inzetten. - Ga niet voor het laatste nieuwe product. Kijk of jouw "apparaat" kan wat jij met leerlingen wilt ondernemen. Misschien wel de beste tip: hou vol. Als iets niet werkt, probeer dan iets anders.
Solomon Gordon Imoniakemu's comment, June 20, 2013 4:33 AM
That is the only way to reach a 21st century digital child.
Mercenario Glovo Cadag's curator insight, June 20, 2013 4:50 AM

Technology, when used correctly, offers a lot of opportunity on a grand-scale.

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Survey shows that social media has graduated to academia : JISC

Survey shows that social media has graduated to academia : JISC | EduInfo | Scoop.it
A new survey of colleges across Scotland shows that social media, and particularly YouTube, has firmly entered the learning environment as teaching and learning tools, with their use growing significantly year on year.

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suzanne kamal's curator insight, June 8, 2013 8:48 PM

Interesting that social media is used in academic settings but access is still blocked in many educational environments!  Time for change?

Casey Anley's curator insight, June 10, 2013 1:36 AM

Interesting review

Charles Goodger's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:30 AM

Read it!

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | EduInfo | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Hannah du Plessis's curator insight, March 23, 12:58 AM

Put this to the test. Attend one of our one hour online, live and interactive courses, and see if you don't learn better. Visit weteach-it.net for details.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, March 29, 11:07 PM

Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, April 2, 4:30 AM

Interesting.

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | EduInfo | Scoop.it

First and foremost, student writing is improving by leaps and bounds. When I read their blogs (which, by the way, are mature, insightful, funny and engaging), I don't find myself pulling my hair out over the careless mistakes they make in formal papers. Not every post is perfect, but the majority are well written and free of grammar and usage issues that I am so familiar with seeing in their other work. If they become sloppy, all I need to do is politely comment about it on their blog, and I don't see it again.

 


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Constance Jones Collier's curator insight, May 7, 2013 2:20 PM

How time have changed. whats your input on this?

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:03 AM

This is a useful experience of developing writing skills.  As a follow-up activity, writing by way of blogging could enable students to get a feel for the issue studied, and assume responsibity for public writing.

Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:39 PM

First and foremost, I think it is safe to say that student writing is improving by leaps and bounds when it comes to technology. Blogs are a brilliant way to for students to keep an ongoing "journal" where they can write about whatever they want and improve their writing skills as a result. This article looks at a teacher who introduced blogging to her junior students and found huge improvements as a result. "When I read their blogs (which, by the way, are mature, insightful, funny and engaging), I don't find myself pulling my hair out over the careless mistakes they make in formal papers". Blogs are motivational and more interesting than conventional writing assignemnts, and students are consequently more open to learning from them as a result.