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Teachers Embrace Digital Learning Strategies | MindShift

Teachers Embrace Digital Learning Strategies | MindShift | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Today is the second annual Digital Learning Day, designated to bring attention to the benefits of technology for learning. As part of the effort, PBS Learning
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Mind-reading kids more popular at school

Mind-reading kids more popular at school | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Children who are good at reading other's minds are more popular among their peers at school, a new study has found.
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Interesting study.

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U.S. Students Awful at Evaluating Reliability of Online Science Readings

U.S. Students Awful at Evaluating Reliability of Online Science Readings | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Fewer than 4 percent of students in a new study displayed the skills to effectively evaluate the reliability and credibility of online science information.
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An alarming situation, really.  The progressive scientific dumbing down of the citizens of the most heavily-armed nation on Earth. 

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21st Century Smart: Staying Relevant In The Artificial Intelligence Age

21st Century Smart: Staying Relevant In The Artificial Intelligence Age | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Unless you have been under a rock, you know that the world is changing fast. You know that technology advances, especially smart robots and smart thinking machines, will continue to drive change. They will raise serious questions about how anyone over the age of 18 stays relevant and competitive job-wise [...]

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Professor Ed Hess lists seven new habits to cultivate to build relevance and competence in a coming age of smart machines. I would see the seven habits as those required of anyone wishing to positively influence, lead or work with others now and in the past. They make good sense for positive human relationships.

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Why Strategic Tech Abandonment Is Key to Moving Forward

Sometimes the only way to make progress is to leave something behind.
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The 9 essentials of crowdfunding for the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News

The 9 essentials of crowdfunding for the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding might sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually quite easy to implement. Here is what you need to know to get started and successfully fund your own projects.
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Online education: Higher ed faculty won't buy in | ZDNet

Online education: Higher ed faculty won't buy in | ZDNet | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
A survey from Babson and Pearson highlights the conundrum that is online distance learning and how disruption will have to wait. A hybrid approach has a shot though.
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Laptops provide classroom edge

Laptops provide classroom edge | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Dempsey Middle School has equipped its seventh-graders with laptop computers -- and they're already surprising teachers with just how much they can do.
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Encouraging report from a classroom teacher.

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4 Benefits To Using Badges In Online Learning - eLearning Industry

4 Benefits To Using Badges In Online Learning - eLearning Industry | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
There are several benefits to Using Badges in Online Learning such as greater autonomy for students and greater levels of feedback.
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5 Education Tech Trends For 2015 - InformationWeek

5 Education Tech Trends For 2015 - InformationWeek | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
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Brief but worth thinking about these ideas.

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Group Communication & Collaboration Spaces in Moodle | UMass Amherst Information Technology - UMass Amherst

Group Communication & Collaboration Spaces in Moodle | UMass Amherst Information Technology - UMass Amherst | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
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Very useful reference page on collaboration spaces.

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How Gamification Is Reshaping The Language Learning Landscape - eLearning Industry

How Gamification Is Reshaping The Language Learning Landscape - eLearning Industry | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Gamification of language learning seems to be the perfect way to make learning fun, but is there anything else beyond this?
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Doesn't quite live up to its title but an interesting read.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Some good methods and a priceless piece of advice - with anything new, start small and work your way up.

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Disrupting Higher Education -- Campus Technology

Disrupting Higher Education -- Campus Technology | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
"Disruption" is one of the most overused buzzwords in education today, according to education industry watcher Michelle R. Weise, and yet most people don't really know what it means.
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A thoughtful read for faculty everywhere. 

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 28, 7:31 AM

Research suggests that homework for primary age students is problematic, the more so the younger the students. At the other end of the spectrum, students in year 12 gain significantly from productive work outside of the classroom. This chart is worthy of reflection about how to frame work outside the classroom.

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Why No One Cares About Your Lousy Elearning

Why No One Cares About Your Lousy Elearning | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
You have probably experienced some bad elearning. What makes elearning bad and how can you improve it so that learners actually care? Cammy Bean shares top tips and insights on how to create better elearning.
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I would classify this as a "must read" for anyone trying to create some sort of online learning resource.

 

I know some company training teams who should really take note as well.

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For a Better Flip, Try MOOCs -- Campus Technology

For a Better Flip, Try MOOCs -- Campus Technology | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Innovative faculty are running MOOCs and flipped-format on-campus courses on the same schedule and having the two groups interact online — with interesting results.
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13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse Blog

13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse Blog | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
To help you create images that garner BuzzFeed-worthy engagement, here are 13 of our favorite easy-to-use visual content creation tools.
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Worth keeping this review for reference.

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Texting In The Classroom: Change This Distraction Into Engagement - eLearning Industry

Texting In The Classroom: Change This Distraction Into Engagement - eLearning Industry | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Texting In The Classroom: Encourage the use of a cell phone and turn that divertissement into an educational tool by using these techniques.
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6 Tips To Write Effective eLearning Course Scenario Questions - eLearning Industry

6 Tips To Write Effective eLearning Course Scenario Questions - eLearning Industry | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Writing Effective eLearning Course Scenario Questions. Check 6 Tips On How To Write Effective eLearning Course Scenario Questions for your eLearning course.
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Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
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Everyone should read this.

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Should Big Data Skills Be Taught in K–12 Classrooms?

Key skills needed by a Big Data specialist include:

The ability to define problems and articulate questions
The ability to develop deep knowledge of data sources
The ability to develop methods and tools
The ability to stay current on emerging technologies, data types and methods
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Outside the Skinner Box

Outside the Skinner Box | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it

The phrase “technology and education” usually means inventing new gadgets to teach the same old stuff in a thinly disguised version of the same old way. Moreover, if the gadgets are computers, the same old teaching becomes incredibly more expensive and biased towards its dumbest parts, namely the kind of rote learning in which measurable results can be obtained by treating the children like pigeons in a Skinner box.1

- Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon

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Worth a read.

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Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren

Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Many teachers say the ClassDojo app helps them record classroom conduct, but critics are wary of such apps’ ramifications for data privacy and fairness.
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Wow!  A lot to think about here.  I wonder of the app is better or worse than current practice such as discussing student attitudes in the staffroom or writing confidential reports internally.

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4 Minutes Of Fun Works Wonders On Kids' Learning

4 Minutes Of Fun Works Wonders On Kids' Learning | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Keeping kids awake and eager to learn in the classroom only requires four minutes of quick exercise.
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Not only second and fourth graders!

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