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10 benefits of digital planning for teachers

10 benefits of digital planning for teachers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Planning engaging learning experiences for students, enabling them to meet or demonstrate specific standards or objectives, still remains the main part of the job of a teacher.

 

All over the state, nation and globe, teachers spend countless hours planning content to achieve a common outcome. Sure, faculties and perhaps districts may have means of sharing this workload, but generally it’s that hour or six on the weekend, or the night before where the hard work truly gets done.

 

With our connected society, the opportunity for educators everywhere to share content is staggering. Done properly with the right technology, lightening the planning load through collaboration should not only result in the best quality content being delivered to more students, but also enable teachers to focus on the ever important demands of classroom management and student-teacher relationship.

 

The future of teaching surely needs to involve a community-based approach to content creation. Consider the potential of organizing and pooling our best content onto a common, yet customizable platform.

 

A digital community where an entire Unit – loaded with engaging activities and resources for a given subject, in a given curriculum region – can be downloaded from a library of thousands of Units, contributed by users. This is the vision of Cloud School Ltd. It’s early days but we are on a mission to build the tools to facilitate such a community.

 

As well as the potential for collaboration, there are also more immediate benefits that come with the right digital planning solution.

 

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Personalización, posibilidades y retos con la analítica del aprendizaje

Personalización, posibilidades y retos con la analítica del aprendizaje | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Si comienzas con el supuesto razonable de que los estudiantes aprenden mejor cuando la instrucción es personalizada de acuerdo a sus necesidades, y que se comprometen más con el logro del objetivo que persiguen, te enfrentas con una serie de retos educativos. Muchos de estos desafíos son el resultado de tratar de personalizar en el contexto de las estructuras tradicionales de la escuela, que estandarizan el plan de estudios, las evaluaciones, la agrupación, y el tiempo de instrucción.

Si comienzas, de nuevo, con la suposición de que estas estructuras tradicionales no van a desaparecer, entonces te enfrentas con un verdadero problema: cómo lograr los enormes logros académicos que son posibles a través de los métodos de enseñanza personalizada dentro de las limitaciones de un aula tradicional. Los maestros que personalizan la instrucción se enfrentan a muchos retos, el principal de ellos es la gestión de las diferencias en el aprendizaje de 30 (o 150) estudiantes a través de lo que sigue siendo una secuencia y un contenido estándar que conduce a una evaluación final.
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[eBook] Mobile Learning: Nuevas realidades en el aula

[eBook] Mobile Learning: Nuevas realidades en el aula | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Digital-Text lanza un nuevo e-bookMobile Learning: nuevas realidades en el aula, el tercer título de la serie #InnovacionEdu sobre nuevas metodologías para docentes.


El libro aborda el aprendizaje móvil y las herramientas para llevarlo a cabo, una cuestión de mucha actualidad y gran relevancia dentro del cambio de modelo de enseñanza y de educación por el que aboga la colección, que incluye dos títulos anteriores: Flipped Classroom. Cómo convertir la escuela en un espacio de aprendizaje Metodologías inductivas. El desafío de enseñar mediante el cuestionamiento y los retos.

Como en el caso de sus predecesores, estamos ante un libro de vanguardia que realiza un recorrido por los dispositivos móviles y las posibilidades del M-learning, ofrece pautas para la creación de contenidos con apps móviles y para el diseño de actividades para Mobile Learning,  y nos descubre el trabajo colaborativo a través de estos dispositivos.


Si los dos primeros e-books de la serie se enfocaban hacia la personalización del aprendizaje y el protagonismo del alumno frente al profesor, éste destaca por su transversalidad, en la medida que hace posible un aprendizaje no sólo centrado en el alumno, sino ubicuo.

En motivo de su publicación, Raúl Santiago, Profesor de la Universidad de la Rioja y coordinador de la colección, nos ha concedido una entrevista para hablarnos de la idea que anima #InnovacionEdu, a quiénes están destinados sus libros, quiénes los escriben y la finalidad práctica con la que se han concebido.



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10 free and awesome web design tools

10 free and awesome web design tools | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
All web designers need the right web design tools. Here are 10 free web design tools. Use these design tools to design faster and more effortlessly.

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Moovly: Create animated content like a pro

Moovly: Create animated content like a pro | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

Via Nik Peachey, Iva Golec
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Evelina Alor's curator insight, March 2, 3:50 AM

Moovly es una herramienta online que te permite crear videos, tutoriales, explicaciones, presentaciones, infografías, vídeos, anuncios gráficos animados o tarjetas electrónicas ...

doro saxionbieb's curator insight, March 2, 3:51 AM

mooie tool voor het maken van geanimeerde presentaties

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 2, 5:57 AM

Wonderful online tool.

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Create your personal brand website with branded.me

Create your personal brand website with branded.me | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Build a fully customizable Personal Website in seconds - for free.

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Alvaro Escobar's curator insight, February 23, 9:57 AM

Must know how to put together a bunch of technologies and make them work for the development of Web Systems.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 28, 12:23 PM

Here is an option for a personal brand Website. Take a look!

Javier Arana's curator insight, March 2, 12:04 AM

Una manera rápida de usar nuestros datos de Linkedin para un personal branding. Lo probé y me pareció su forma de presentar los contenidos. Pruebelo. 

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One size doesn’t fit all innovation

One size doesn’t fit all innovation | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Many of us are aware that innovation tools, even up-to-date ones, have a limited scope and that they can benefit from being complemented with other approaches. However, we tend to build strong “advocate” communities, being inclined to praise “their tool” as the most powerful one. In fact, the real power lies in combining different innovation approaches to fit a unique context. “Either-or” was yesterday, today we need more integrative, “both-and” thinking.

Steve Blank, the father of Lean Startup, comments on the Lean Startup vs. Design Thinking discussion here:

Often I hear spirited defenses for Customer Development versus Design Thinking or vice versa, and my reaction is to slowly back out of these faith-based conversations. For large companies, it isn’t about which process is right – the reality is that we probably haven’t invented the right process yet. It’s about whether your company is satisfied with the speed, quality and size of the innovations being produced. And whether you’re applying the right customer discovery process to the right situation. No one size fits all.

Blank admits that Lean Startup and Design Thinking share similar characteristics in exploring customer needs, but their origins, differences and speed in practice are very different in his opinion. He distinguishes the two approaches as follows:

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6 awesome blogs for Project Based Learning

6 awesome blogs for Project Based Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
When you feel like you’re too bogged down (we know how busy teachers can be), it’s easy to feel alone in your quest for affording your students the best 21st century learning opportunities. To save you the trouble of searching on Google for websites to help you with implementing project based learning, we’ve listed some of our favorites and what they have offer.
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Create Life-Long Learners with Experiential eLearning

Create Life-Long Learners with Experiential eLearning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
You may be a wizard with numbers, but what good is your knowledge if you cannot number-crunch your way through the mortgage documents? What good is any knowledge if you cannot apply it to solve novel problems that the training courses didn't teach you about?

Courses developed in the traditional manner only worry more about filling heads with knowledge. They are loaded with definitions and concepts and are probably accompanied by a list of scenarios or situations where these can be applied. The learners are expected to learn these by heart. But do business crises always turn out the way management books portray them? Can the chef never run out of ingredients when he is about to cook? Can you expect the opposing team to play the same way in every game? Do sales people deal with the same types of customers every day?

NO! Your learners are expected to "perform" at the workplace after they have taken your course, NOT blurt out facts or theories that they have memorized.
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Teaching trainers to create effective online training

Teaching trainers to create effective online training | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
The title of lifelong learner is like a badge of honor worn by company trainers. They love to learn almost as much as they love to teach.

Trainers are often on the frontlines of industry standards and can be found poring over procedural updates before official copies are released. They take their duties to educate and inform seriously and, in effect, ensure employees receive the material they need to thrive in their chosen professions.

However, at this time, trainers are also in need of furthering their education. As eLearning begins to dominate the corporate education scene, trainers are entering the throes of unfamiliar territory. Beyond keeping up-to-date with training technology, they are finding it necessary to embrace a whole new style of training as well. In other words, like those they train, they need to learn a new way of training so they can thrive in their careers.

Companies can help trainers succeed by teaching them how to create effective eLearning training. But what exactly do trainers need to know about the technical side of eLearning? And how can they establish a flourishing eLearning environment online?
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#Tagboard: Follow hashtags from multiple networks in one place

#Tagboard: Follow hashtags from multiple networks in one place | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Tagboard is one of the tools that we looked at today in my NCTIES15 workshop about blogs and social media. Tagboard is a free tool that allows you to enter any hashtag like #NCTIES15 and view all of the Tweets, Instagram pictures, Facebook posts, Google+ posts, and Vine posts associated with that hashtag. All of the posts are displayed in a bulletin board/ grid display. You can reTweet and or reply to messages while viewing Tagboard, provided that you are signed into your Twitter account.
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Text 2 Mind Map: Simple mind mapping online

Text 2 Mind Map: Simple mind mapping online | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

A great tool to generate easy mind maps online in minutes...

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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, March 5, 8:05 AM

#aprendizaje_tecnicas

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Guía Design Thinking en español para dummies

Guía Design Thinking en español para dummies | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Design Thinking o pensamiento de diseño es un modelo de cómo enfocar la innovación en entornos inciertos de forma ágil y radical.

Por sus propias características, diferentes a otras formas de crear productos y servicios innovadores está demostrando que es muy útil para las empresas.

De hecho grandes empresas ya están aplicando estos modelos de trabajo.

Los grandes impulsores de esta filosofía de diseño son la gente de la consultora IDEO, liderados por Tim Brown, aunque fueron apareciendo otras escuelas como d.school de la Universidad de Stanford o escuelas europeas.
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A power tool for Creative Thinking

A power tool for Creative Thinking | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Ever notice that when you read books or articles about after-the-fact cases of successful innovation, the authors rarely go back and try to unpack the thinking processes that led the innovators to their breakthroughs? They don’t ask “What was this person thinking? How did he or she manage to spot some disruptive opportunity for industry revolution that everyone else seems to have missed? What was different about the innovator’s angle of view?”

It’s time we changed this. It’s time we opened up that magical black box called the human mind and took a good look at how it actually generates new ideas. It’s time we found out how radical innovators are able to uncover the powerful insights that are so invisible to others, and then use them as the inspiration for game-changing products, services, strategies, and business models. Simply put, it’s time we took the intuitive techniques of great inventors and creative entrepreneurs and turned them into a systematic methodology for innovation that anyone can use.
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Quizdini: Create multiple-choice quizzes

Make education fun again! Quizdini is an easy Web 2.0 tool that helps teachers teach and students learn. Create engaging multiple-choice quizzes (though we prefer to think of them as games) where you control the content, and let your students learn at their own pace! Great educational learning tool for tablets, laptops, or even – gasp – regular desktop computers! Quizdini also works great on interactive whiteboards for teachers that want to lead a large group review!'

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Iva Golec
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Character Minutes's curator insight, February 3, 8:56 AM

Use as a review and also has a matching game. making a donation is appreciated.

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17 fantastic infographic generators!

17 fantastic infographic generators! | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it


Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators I compiled together:


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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 5, 3:54 AM

I found some of the sites mentioned here really interesting.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 5, 9:18 AM

I like the first 12-especially canva and piktochart, since I've tried them out.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 5, 3:04 PM
  1. Canva: https://www.canva.com/ 
  2. Vizualize.me: http://vizualize.me/ 
  3. Easelly: http://www.easel.ly/ 
  4. Piktochart: http://piktochart.com/ 
  5. infogr.am: https://infogr.am/ 
  6. Venngage: https://venngage.com/ 
  7. Visme: http://www.visme.co/#Infographics 
  8. iCharts: http://icharts.net/ 
  9. Sprites: https://spritesapp.com/ 
  10. Infoactive: https://infoactive.co/ 
  11. Kinzaa: http://kinzaa.com/ 
  12. tableau public: http://www.tableau.com/public/ 
  13. Wordle: http://www.wordle.net/ 
  14. Good labs: http://labs.good.is/ 
  15. Weave: http://www.oicweave.org/index.php
  16. Biogrify: http://www.biogrify.com/
  17. re.vu: http://re.vu/ 
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Konoz for creating online video based courses

Konoz for creating online video based courses | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
konoz is a vibrant community of great teachers and passionate learners. We encourage and support great creators who make their content free.

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Eva Ramos's curator insight, February 13, 8:40 AM

Looks interesting

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, February 14, 4:15 AM

Facilite la transmission des connaissances par le visuel.

Costantino Soudaz's curator insight, February 14, 5:06 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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What is impeding Open Innovation?

What is impeding Open Innovation? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Large companies are using OI to find agile partners who will help them to grow by co-developing innovative new products. Small companies are using OI to partner with companies that can take them to places and markets that would otherwise be out of reach. Consumer goods companies and public service organisations are using it to engage with customers and harness their best ideas. Government, education and voluntary bodies are getting in on the act.

There are still large swathes of businesses which remain untouched by the Open Innovation initiative. They refuse to join the bandwagon.

The leaders of these organisations pay lip service to open innovation and claim that their people are open to outside ideas and collaboration but the reality is very different. There appear to be a number of very real impediments.
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15 surprising discoveries about Learning

15 surprising discoveries about Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain:
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Flipping is not disruptive

Flipping is not disruptive | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

I have written before how flipped classrooms do not necessarily change teaching because it may not change what a teacher does, e.g., preparing content, delivering it, getting students to practice, testing for understanding. Flipped learning, particularly my three dimensions that focus on learners creating content and teaching it, are more likely sources of change [1] [2] [3] [4].


If you studied how modern schooling evolved, you would realize that the schools and classrooms that we know today are quite unusual. In some ways, flipping is a modified return to an older, more human way of educating.


The mainstream and modern schools that we know today are quite different from the academies and school-like practices of the ancient Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Byzantines, Romans, and Ottomans. Our schools, with age segregation, academic subject silos, and tests, are arguably linked more to the demands of the Industrial Revolution and modelled against its processes.



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Marta Torán's curator insight, March 5, 3:07 PM

Excelente artículo de Ashley Tan sobre lo que supone el modelo "Flipped Classroom". 

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5 common misconceptions about Bloom's Taxonomy

5 common misconceptions about Bloom's Taxonomy | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Admit it–you only read the list of the six levels of the Taxonomy, not the whole book that explains each level and the rationale behind the Taxonomy. Not to worry, you are not alone: this is true for most educators.

But that efficiency comes with a price. Many educators have a mistaken view of the Taxonomy and the levels in it, as the following errors suggest. And arguably the greatest weakness of the Common Core Standards is to avoid being extra-careful in their use of cognitive-focused verbs, along the lines of the rationale for the Taxonomy.
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Research: Using active learning more important than flipping the classroom

Research: Using active learning more important than flipping the classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University (BYU).


In the flipped classroom model, students watch video lectures outside of class time and participate in active learning activities during class time. The approach has been growing in popularity, so researchers at BYU decided to test its effectiveness.


Via Peter Mellow, Julie Tardy, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 4, 8:59 PM

When students are engaged in their learning, that is pedagogic magic.

 

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Google for Educators: The best features for busy teachers

Google for Educators: The best features for busy teachers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Among all the links and downloads out there, it can be hard for teachers to know which ones work best. Google has made it easier by creating Google for Educators, which compiles some of the search engine's most useful features in one place. Whether you're teaching Spanish or social studies, mathematics or music, there's a free Google feature that will make your lessons more dynamic and your projects more organized. The lively, informative website offers step-by-step visual tours and even videos to help you get set up. Below are some of the most useful features the site has to offer.
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[Infographic] 7 traits of a good eLearning Project Manager

[Infographic] 7 traits of a good eLearning Project Manager | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Under a good administration, the Nile gains on the desert. Under a bad one, the desert gains on the Nile. – Napoleon Bonaparte

It is well-known that an efficient project manager plays a key role in the successful completion of an eLearning project. He assumes complete responsibility for the project and leaves no stone unturned to deliver a high quality online course to the stakeholders. He plans well and leads his team from the front.

Stephen covey’s 7 habits have changed the way we think. Let’s see how his 7 habits can help an eLearning project manager deliver top-notch eLearning courses without time and cost overruns.
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Los aprendices desaparecen

Los aprendices desaparecen | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Algunos modelos con los que podéis adquirir mejores formas de aprender y construir redes de conocimiento personal y ayudar a los demás son los que cito a continuación:

  • Ágil sobre predictivo.
  • Colaboración sobre documentación.
  • Retroalimentación continua sobre revisiones periódicas.
  • Generalización sobre especialización.


No se trata de una fórmula estandarizada, como podréis entender; si bien –de manera personalizada–, lo podéis tomar como referencia (aunque —claro—, cada uno de vosotros debe añadir factores acordes a vuestra personalidad).

Si tomamos medios de adaptación, eso nos permitirá ser flexibles, estar abiertos al cambio, reaccionando a situaciones según el momento. De esta manera, nuestra experiencia adaptativa comporta la adopción de investigación abierta; esto es, nos conduce al planteamiento de un problema y no a una solución predefinida.

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