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eLearning with focus on open source technologies
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Moodle 2.4 Beta performance test – comparison with Moodle 2.3

Moodle 2.4 Beta performance test – comparison with Moodle 2.3 | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
We’re still a far cry from the lean-mean Moodle 1.9 but it is great to see that Moodle HQ have managed to keep adding features whilst reducing Moodle’s footprint on hardware. One cannot compare Moodle 2.x with Moodle 1.9.x – there have been too many features added, improvements made for it to be a fair comparison. Moodle relies heavily on calls to the database so the less calls, the better. With a 37% improvement, this alone should prompt you to update to Moodle 2.4 when it comes out.

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Top 7 Apps for Earth Science Teachers

Top 7 Apps for Earth Science Teachers | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Learning about earth science from a textbook is nothing like experiencing it in action. Through videos, pictures and other interactive material, students can better understand the concepts they are learning in earth science class.

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Teaching in the Age of Siri

Teaching in the Age of Siri | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
As AI mobile services evolve, teachers are challenged to design instruction & assessment in ways that require more than simply asking Siri for the answer.
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Competency-Based Schools Embrace Digital Learning

Competency-Based Schools Embrace Digital Learning | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it

The superintendent of the 4,200-student Lindsay Unified School District in California, Rooney set in motion this school year a plan to move to a system in which students progress not on the basis of their age or a set school calendar, but by demonstrating proficiency on learning objectives.

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Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC] | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
This infographic provides some perspective on just how immersed the modern teenager is in technology.

 

A MUST read

http://mashable.com/2012/05/03/teenager-infographi/

 

My take - at least it gives us an opportunity to think carefully about cause and effect ;)

 


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Schools no longer are no-cellphone zones

Schools no longer are no-cellphone zones | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
More schools are embracing what was once considered a disruptive force in the classroom: cellphones.
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Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network

Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
How should you start your personal learning network? What are other teachers doing to learn from one another? Why isn't there a simple and easy-to-implement guide to building your very own PLN? Now there is ...

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/10/build-personal-learning-network/

 


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Minecraft in the classroom

Minecraft in the classroom | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it

The newest tentacle of Minecraft’s ever-expanding empire, MinecraftEdu is an easy-to-network, easy-to-modify mod aimed squarely at teachers. Created by Santeri Koivisto and Joel Levin (pictured teaching above) – and supported by Mojang – it’s put Minecraft in over 400 schools to date. And it’s showing that children – whether guided through cooperative scenarios, or just left to explore and experiment like Billy – get an amazingly broad range of learning experiences in cube country.

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What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like?

What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like? | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
During the past 40 years, accounting for inflation, we have nearly tripled the amount of money we spend per student in public K-12 education. It was roughly $4,000 in 1971, and last year amounted to $11,000 per student.
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Concept Mapping as a Tool for Group Problem Solving

(Video) Concept mapping with a group can be a powerful exercise in augmenting collective intelligence -- Howard

 

 

"An animated presentation about concept mapping. Focuses on how groups can employ the technique as a tool for collaborative planning and problem solving".


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Robin Good's comment, July 23, 2012 1:18 AM
Thanks Beth.

P.S.: A possible overlook "he did simply do a re-scoop"
Beth Kanter's comment, July 23, 2012 2:31 PM
Hi Robin, thanks for catching that! Sort of a funny typo, don't you think? That is the essence of what you did - you didn't just click a button - you added value for your audiences. Thanks again for being a great role model for all of us who want to learn better curation skills.
Robin Good's comment, July 23, 2012 4:04 PM
Thank you Beth, for going "meta" and showing the process. Great move. Great job.
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20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom | Edudemic

20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom | Edudemic | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it

The classroom of the future is on your doorstep. Infographic.

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The Next Big Disruptor – Competency-based Learning?

The Next Big Disruptor – Competency-based Learning? | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
The ‘model’ for higher education not only has to change, but will change, it’s inevitable. And, online learning won’t be the catalyst, but competency based learning will be ...

 

 

 

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http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/the-next-big-disruptor-competency-based-learning/

 


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Moodle Blog » Easily choose and rename activities in Moodle 2.3 | Using Moodle in Primary and Secondary Education – a Personal Experience

RT @moodlefairy: video: quickly & easily choose and rename activities in #Moodle 2.3 http://t.co/m8ipMwAF...


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The Datawind Ubislate 7Ci tablet sells for $40 but can it compete?

The Datawind Ubislate 7Ci tablet sells for $40 but can it compete? | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it

This could be a sign of things to come.

 

Datawind has a $40 tablet up its sleeve, but needs to improve its mass-manufacturing capabilities in order to better compete.

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All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides

All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it

Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.

An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.

 

Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.

 

Additional topics covered include:

The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing


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Some good tips here...

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Apple TV in the Classroom by @InstTechTalk

Apple TV in the Classroom by @InstTechTalk | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it

Instructional technology takes so many forms. In some buildings that may mean simply having a computer lab of desktop computers. In others, you may find SMART Boards and laptops in every room.


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Low Income Students' Test Scores Leap 30% With Smartphone Use

Low Income Students' Test Scores Leap 30% With Smartphone Use | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Qualcomm's Wireless Reach Initiative aims to conquer the digital divide between those who can afford wireless internet access and those who can't.
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The Practicality of Social Constructivism in eLearning

Ryan Goodrich analyzes the practicality of social constructivism in e-learning. The use of tools like blogs, wikis and forums is discussed in detail.
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Blended Learning: We Are All New Teachers

Blended Learning: We Are All New Teachers | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
The challenges facing a new teacher are clear: how to write a strong lesson plan, how to master the fine art of lesson delivery and how to keep kids engaged in a positive classroom environment are all...
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BYOD in the 21st Century

It's school Jim, but not as we know it.  

 

Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie, I present some of the many advantages and limitations of this concept for education.


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Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
I had never been to an "unconference" before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference introduce the event, I knew I was in for something new: "Write your ideas that you wan...
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Learning and Teaching with iPads: Language teaching in the iPad classroom

Learning and Teaching with iPads: Language teaching in the iPad classroom | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it

"Lesson ideas with Apps that could be used across all languages:"


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BYOT: An idea whose time has come | SmartBlogs

BYOT: An idea whose time has come | SmartBlogs | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
The time is now for districts and schools to seriously consider developing a bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) initiative.
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Developing A Student iPad Leadership Team In Your School

Developing A Student iPad Leadership Team In Your School | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it

Having a team of students that are well trained in iPad support can help build leadership amongst your students, and will help alleviate the stress on both students and teachers as they learn to adopt this new technology ...


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Free Technology for Teachers: Moodle Tutorial Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: Moodle Tutorial Videos | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
RT @rmbyrne: Moodle Tutorial Videos http://t.co/pxYsBcR5...
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