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Canva- A Great Web Tool for Creating Mini-posters for Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Image App Bonanza: 10 Apps to Spice Up Your Content

Image App Bonanza: 10 Apps to Spice Up Your Content | eLearning | Scoop.it
According to ContentPlus UK, articles with images get 94% more views than those without. We have become scanners, racing through online posts and sifting for useful information. Arresting images stop us in our tracks, and pull us into the...
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This is How to Use Google Drive with Edmodo to Share Docs and Assignments with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Drip by drip, they take away our freedom in the name of liberty

Drip by drip, they take away our freedom in the name of liberty | eLearning | Scoop.it
Letters: In 1979 Stiff Little Fingers sang 'They take away our freedom in the name of liberty'. They were singing about the terrorists; 35 years later it could equally apply to our government
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This is interesting, cautionary and somewhat scary!  But we know it happens and still use these devices!

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Michael Wolff: How media usage is taking over our lives

Michael Wolff: How media usage is taking over our lives | eLearning | Scoop.it
A USA WEEKEND essay by Michael Wolff
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Michael has it in one!  This is all so true.  There is a veritable "Niagra" of information and we all feel obliged to suck up as much as we can because that's what everyone else is doing.  But I think we have to learn to be critical of what we choose to spend our media time on, and recognise that with the plethora of information, we have no hope in the world of keeping up with it all.  Maybe the secret is to be information literate in the areas we need and want to be and let all the others just accumulate for someone else to know about.  

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Daily Genius

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Daily Genius | eLearning | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. …
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet

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New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Look for People, Not Just Resources | Ideas and Thoughts

Look for People, Not Just Resources | Ideas and Thoughts | eLearning | Scoop.it

Part of this struggle continues as people see the web in visitor mode, a place to find and get stuff. Those of us who see the web in a more resident mode, continue to take advantage of the affordances of connections and create both strong and weak ties that make life easier and better.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 3, 11:21 PM

Some good and quite short advice.

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Useful Tips on Using Evernote to Improve Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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New:You Can Now Add Audio Feedback To Students Presentations on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New:You Can Now Add Audio Feedback To Students Presentations on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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This was mentioned a lot at the Edutech Conference and looks very good.

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Educators A-Z of Twitter

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Educators A-Z of Twitter | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn - The Digital Shift

Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn - The Digital Shift | eLearning | Scoop.it
SLJ explores how transmedia storytelling, or telling a story across media platforms, has cracked open possibilities for educators to teach and assess, as well as opportunities for students to learn.
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How Teachers Can Use Video Games In The Humanities Classroom

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What if teachers used video games as texts? How can educators teach kids to think critically about the underlying messages in commercial games and leverage video games for their ability to engage...
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12 Great Web-based Image Editing Tools That Do Not Require Registration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Great Web-based Image Editing Tools That Do Not Require Registration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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Great for use in schools where privacy and the giving of personal details is an issue.

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Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
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These are wonderful additions to the work around the thinking hats.

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The Student Side of Making

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Any discussion about the educational benefits of a Maker curriculum should include the student experience of learning self-direction, withholding judgment, and persistence.
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Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought

Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought | eLearning | Scoop.it

"Reading is just the communication of ideas through alphanumeric symbols. I’m not sure what this represents such hallowed ground for teachers, but it does. Personally I’d be more concerned with reading habits, reasons for reading, the quality of reading materials, etc. Symbols change, forms change, media change. See the gif animations that demonstrate how a student feels when “bae won’t respond to them.” This is your audience, and these are the symbols they gravitate towards.

 

In the apps-for-close-reading post, I said that this “interaction” between reader and text during close reading “doesn’t require technology, but can be changed by it.” So it made sense, I thought, to guess at some ways this happens. Or should be happening, anyway.

 

With more personalization, more access, and more connectivity, we should be creating a generation of close-readers that can’t get enough. So if we’re not, the question is, why isn’t that happening? The pieces are there."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 16, 11:37 PM

Wat gebeurt er toch veel op technologisch gebied. Dat we over 10 jaar denken: deden we dat ooit op papier???

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 17, 9:30 AM

Technology sure changed my reading habits allowing me to read faster and more comfortably with larger font size!!  

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Kids on Screen-Time Diet Lost Weight and Got Better Grades

Kids on Screen-Time Diet Lost Weight and Got Better Grades | eLearning | Scoop.it
Over the long term, limiting screen time brings substantial benefits
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A bright idea for simplifying differentiation with smart student grouping -

A bright idea for simplifying differentiation with smart student grouping - | eLearning | Scoop.it
Do your students hate group work? If so, they’re not alone. Personality conflicts and a wide range of abilities within the group often create results like this: Here’s a strategy to make it easier for you to form effective groups for a project or activity and differentiate the work that students do within their groups: 1) Pre-assess students …
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Might work better in primary settings, but still could be achievable in lower secondary.

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What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic

What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic | eLearning | Scoop.it

"There are so many ways that teachers are using social media –  both in the classroom and for their own professional development. From Instagram   and Facebook in the classroom to Twitter lists and hashtags for their PLN, there are so many social networks and so much content to choose from when you’re looking. You know that whether you’re browsing through your Twitter feed or searching on Pinterest, there are certain things that catch your eye and other things that blend into the background. You pick and choose what looks interesting to you.

 

When you’re the creator of the content, however – either for professional use with other teachers or for student’s consumption – you need to be concerned with getting your message out there in a way that ensures it isn’t the content that is blending into the background. The handy infographic below takes a look at the ideal length for all of your social media postings.  Keep reading to learn more!"


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 23, 5:41 AM

Teachers, lawyers, Doctors, Sports professionals, broadcasters, retired folk, businessmen, people who like to play with their mobile phones..  Everyone needs to know how to tweet well.  Explain that to your 90 year old grandmother!

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:49 AM

Of course some types of tweets are best left unposted whatever size they are

Chris Eller's curator insight, June 24, 10:44 AM

This is a topic I, personally, have been wrestling with recently. If you look at many of the forms of communication listed in the infographic, the common denominator is how short our attention span is when consuming online information.


For example, 


  • Video - 3 to 3.5 minutes
  • Presentation (sermon?) - 18 minutes
  • Podcast - 22 minutes
  • Headline - 60 characters


Based on my own informal research at First Family Church, I would have to agree with the the overall consensus of these findings. A common complaint I receive in our Small Group Curriculum Evaluations is that we provide too much information. Consequently, I am looking for ways to break our teaching into even smaller chunks and develop teaching helps (e.g. handouts) that are available by clicking a link rather than including in the formal lesson.


From a church perspective, would it be too frightening to try and evaluate how engaged people are during a 40 to 50 minute sermon? A very informal indication could be how many people are using their phones or mobile devices during a sermon. Yes, they have their Bible on their device, and it is likely they are referring to the digital Bible occasionally, but if someone is staring intently at their phone or tablet for an extended period of time during the sermon, odds are good they have transitioned to something else and are focused on the content on their device rather than actively listening to the sermon.


If you have the courage, try and see how many in your church this Sunday are staring at their mobile devices rather than actively listening to your sermon.


What are your thoughts? Will the church need to adjust its centuries-old method of teaching as the attention span of church attenders shrinks?

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The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom

The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom | eLearning | Scoop.it
This paper outlines work connected to the successful convergence of digital, pedagogic and physical space. The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL) has been focusing on the gap that has existed in schools where the physical layout is often stuck in an industrial-era education model, rather than reflecting the possibilities of ICT-enhanced personalised learning. SCIL has been working to create digital spaces so that students can consistently transition from

the real to virtual world


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 14, 5:41 AM

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Lia Goren's curator insight, July 15, 6:41 AM

More recent researchers have been quick to highlight that in a world of rapid technological change, today’s students are demonstrating serious signs of disengagement. As Marc Prensky highlights in ‘Engage Me or Enrage Me – What Today’s Learners Demand’ (Prensky, 2005,p.2):


“Rather than being empowered to choose what they want … and to see what interests them … and to create their own personalized identity – as they are in the rest of their lives – in school, they must eat what they are served. And what they are being served is, for the most part, stale, bland, and almost entirely stuff from the past. Yesterday’s education for tomorrow’s kids.”


The challenge is patently clear – schools have to embrace the ‘megachange’ required and construct new paradigms for learning in the twenty first century world. Mavers made the comment that:


“As digital technologies proliferate and become established in the everyday world of home, work and community, schools are inhabited by young people who are experienced users of a range of media and whose use is characterized by agency and adaptability.” (MAvErS, 2007, P.52) 3The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom — Stephen Harris Page 5 No longer is the change a topic for conversation, it is an imperative.


Guski talked about the importance of spatial perception in school architecture, highlighting that ‘we don’t only see an object, we also feel, smell, taste and hear it’. (Guski, 2000, p.2) and Walden picks up that same spatial theme stating that:


“A space is much more than four walls, floor and ceiling. The spatial conditions that should be considered for human well-being include color scheme, lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation, acoustics, smells and furnishings. All these aspects can significantly influence the sense of well-being and readiness to learn and therefore learning performance.” (WALDEN, 2009, P.78)

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, July 15, 7:45 AM

Los espacios en el aula del Siglo XXI

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15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Improve Your Learning From A to Z | Learnstreaming

Improve Your Learning From A to Z | Learnstreaming | eLearning | Scoop.it
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Create, Publish, Promote: An iPad Workflow For Learning

Create, Publish, Promote: An iPad Workflow For Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
Create, Publish, Promote: An iPad Workflow For Learning
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