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10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning ~ EdTech and MLearning

10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning ~ EdTech and MLearning | eLearning | Scoop.it
In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning.  Using these tools will enable students to engage in a wide range of learning tasks that are all driven by a sense of inquiry and questioning.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, September 16, 2015 8:54 PM

A great set of tools to begin building your toolbox for inquiry-based learning.

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7 Google Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Google Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD - BBC News

Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD - BBC News | eLearning | Scoop.it
Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils' performance, according to a global study from the OECD.
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As much as I love lots of new technology, I do think that we have rushed head-long into this new age just assuming it will make learning somehow magically better.  Good results come from great teachers who make connections with and understand the needs of their students and if this includes technology then all the better, but computers alone cannot improve results.

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Must Know Strategies for Successful Reading for ESL Students

Must Know Strategies for Successful Reading for ESL Students | eLearning | Scoop.it
If you are teaching beginning ESL students, it’s important to teach them but also to encourage them on their English learning journey. It is easy for new learners to become discouraged

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Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement | eLearning | Scoop.it
One way to promote engagement and learning is to consciously create pauses throughout the day. We can create a sense of spaciousness in our classroom by slowing down the pace of our speech and punctuating our lessons with silence. Introduced well, this practice can improve classroom discourse.

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Florence Gilzene-Cheese's curator insight, September 11, 2015 5:48 PM

A useful technique to support learning engagement in the classroom. Akin to sustained silent reading or individual work, this process allows independent and critical thinking skill development.

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, September 11, 2015 10:23 PM

Engagement is front and center in implementation of UDL. Great to see this sort of realization about allowing time to process and to "breathe". This is especially important for students with learning challenges. Way to go! 

Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, September 14, 2015 9:40 PM
Reflection and a quieted mind!
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How smartphones can worsen blue feelings - Futurity

How smartphones can worsen blue feelings - Futurity | eLearning | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that depressed people who turn to their smartphones for relief may only be making things worse.
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Google Cardboard Apps for iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) - AppDazzle

Google Cardboard Apps for iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) - AppDazzle | eLearning | Scoop.it
The world of technology continues to amaze us with the latest introduction. Amusing software and gadgets just get better and better with passage of time. There are varieties of cutting-edge software and various development tools being introduced in market. Therefore, the users are able to experience luxurious user-friendly innovative apps.

As we all know Google unveiled its Virtual Reality cardboard headset at I/O 2014, this article will help you to know about the most popular Google cardboard apps for iOS. With the Google cardboard, at a very affordable price, users can facilitate their smartphone in a cost-effective solution to experience the virtual reality.

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Not all kids 'outgrow' math struggles - Futurity

Not all kids 'outgrow' math struggles - Futurity | eLearning | Scoop.it
Taking a "wait and see" approach to young children's math difficulties may set them up to fail, new research suggests.
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The Techie Teacher: 5 EASY Back to School Technology Projects

The Techie Teacher: 5 EASY Back to School Technology Projects | eLearning | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for some FUN, innovative yet E-A-S-Y technology projects you could implement with your students the first month back at school? Do you only have access to laptops or desktops...no iPads? Then check out some of these ideas:"


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5 Mind-Blowing Maps That Let You Watch The Web Happen

5 Mind-Blowing Maps That Let You Watch The Web Happen | eLearning | Scoop.it
It's hard to wrap your mind around the Internet, and you probably shouldn't try. It's not a network, it's not a collection of computers, and it's not a hive mind – it's all of that. And more. Today Cool Websites and Apps is looking at five realtime maps that help you grasp just how quickly…

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32 Strategies for Building a Positive Learning Environment

32 Strategies for Building a Positive Learning Environment | eLearning | Scoop.it

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 13, 2015 11:32 AM

For both teachers and media specialists, creating a positive learning environment is one of the 10 standards for which they are evaluated. Here are some great ideas to help exceed expectations with evaluators!

Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, August 14, 2015 6:25 PM

Positive physical learning space is also important! Happy, peaceful comfortable classrooms put the students at ease, and aid in readying them for learning.

RebeccaMoore's curator insight, August 16, 2015 2:08 PM

I always wonder how my students will respond to me and tge classroom culture I try to establish within the first few days of school. this article presents some ideas to ensure the learning environment is precisely how you want it to be.

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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | eLearning | Scoop.it
The way schools and universities teach and test has to keep up with the way young people are processing information.
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Adobe Slate- A Great App for Creating Beautiful Visual Stories with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Adobe Slate- A Great App for Creating Beautiful Visual Stories with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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4 Excellent Library Apps to Use on Your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Excellent Resources to Help You Integrate Mindfulness in Your Instruction ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" - @gcouros

8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" - @gcouros | eLearning | Scoop.it

"To develop students as “innovators” in their pursuits, we must embody this as educators.  As I continue to research and look at different processes where innovation excel, such as design thinking, there are several characteristics that seem common amongst these themes.  Here they are below and why they are important for educators:"


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Using Scribd to monetise your writing work

Using Scribd to monetise your writing work | eLearning | Scoop.it

Making the transition from free blogger to commercial writer can be a difficult one though. Sometimes it can come in the form of an offer from a publisher and at others we can generate revenue from including adds or reviews on our blogs. Many may, however, never be that lucky, but if you feel like going it alone and doing without a publisher, there are now many options to sell your work independently online.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 5, 2015 8:26 AM

Some advice on how to make some money from your writing work.

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Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research.

Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research. | eLearning | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have demonstrated that students retain little of our lectures, and research on determining the “average attention span,” while varying, seems to congregate around eight to ten minutes (“Attention Span Statistics,” 2015), (Richardson, 2010).

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Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, September 1, 2015 9:47 AM
And this has a LOT to do with employee engagement and with leading change or organizational improvement. Those lecture-type talking head meetings and events simply do not effectively communicate. More inter-activity and participative involvement are needed to improve impacts. Does anyone actually remember ANYTHING from High School???
Sue Walsh's curator insight, September 1, 2015 11:28 PM

The challenge before us!!

Bruce Hopkins's curator insight, September 6, 2015 12:34 PM
I totally agree. The kids of today are not going to pay attention to a long lecture. 15 minutes videos in a play list is much more effective for inducing learning that 2 hours droning on.
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Open Bionics 3D-printed robotic hand wins Dyson Award (Wired UK)

Open Bionics 3D-printed robotic hand wins Dyson Award (Wired UK) | eLearning | Scoop.it
A 3D-printed robotic hand that costs just £1,000 to produce has won the 2015 James Dyson Award in the UK
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How awesome is this?

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Top 90 Educational Android Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Math anxiety: Fears show up in first grade - Futurity

Math anxiety: Fears show up in first grade - Futurity | eLearning | Scoop.it
U. CHICAGO (US) — As early as first grade, students report worrying about doing math, research shows. In a study … Continued
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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic | eLearning | Scoop.it
The idea that students can learn something valuable from play isn’t new, or even controversial. A sizeable body of research has been conducted to back up what many teachers already knew to be true.  Fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and it really works better for everyone involved when they’re not.

As such, making LEGO Bricks part of your lesson plan can help you teach concepts that students might otherwise find tedious, in a way that doesn’t feel like work to them. Many educators have already been putting this idea to the test with success. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 23, 2015 10:19 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 27, 2015 6:11 AM

Agree...and if you add also apps with virtual lego bricks they also learn abstract thinking and visualisation :) ...

 

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, November 27, 2015 8:19 AM

The legacy of Legos is amazing - so many children had developed concepts and skills through the construction and creativity of Legos. From my perspective, they ABSOLUTELY belong in every classroom - and every home. Play IS Learning.

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Represent - A better way to résumé

Represent - A better way to résumé | eLearning | Scoop.it
Represent is the best way to create a beautiful and professional resume in minutes.

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A Minecraft Add-on To Teach Kids Coding and Programming Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it

Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs:
 “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.“

 


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Useful guide to help you think about how to effectively use tech in learning.

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Creative MediaWorks's curator insight, August 13, 2015 10:08 AM

Written for the classroom - but this info can definitely be applied to life science elearning strategy.  

Maria Bañeres's curator insight, September 19, 2015 12:17 PM

Just technology!

Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, September 21, 2016 7:13 PM
In my opinion, substitution, argumentation, modification and redefinition (SAMR) model is a very useful tool to have into account as a starting point, or as a reference one, to start thinking about the way teachers can design lessons and the role they want technology to play into the classroom. It could also be used as a way to make students reflect upon the way they normally use technology and to make them aware of other possibilities and different ways in which they could do it. Furthermore, we can use this method as a pretext to discover others and to explore other ways in which technology could help us all to enhance teaching-learning processes.