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Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades K-5

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades K-5 | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit grades K-5.
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Suggested curriculum resources from the NEA.

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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Here's a fun and easy tool both teachers and students can use for gathering and organizing content for lessons and projects. 

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What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common?

What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common? | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
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Basecamp Announces Free Accounts for Teachers – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Basecamp Announces Free Accounts for Teachers – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Why Blended Learning Is Better

Why Blended Learning Is Better | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Blended learning is a buzz word that’s been thrown around quite a bit lately and brings together the best of both classroom learning and elearning. In fact it seems to be the ideal solution all-around as it appeals to all learning styles, circumstances, needs and demands. It combines the support of classroom learning with the flexibility of elearning.
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QuickWire: Pearson Offers a Badge Platform – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

QuickWire: Pearson Offers a Badge Platform – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Proposed State Authorization: Dramatic increase in federal control of distance ed - e-Literate

Proposed State Authorization: Dramatic increase in federal control of distance ed - e-Literate | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The Department of Education (DOE) released their proposed State Authorization regulations this week as part of the negotiated rulemaking process that seeks to replace previous rules struck down by courts in 2011. While the new process is more transparent than … Continue reading →
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12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World

12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"Companies need to attract talent, however, and sooner or later some leading edge firms are going to figure out how to leverage MOOCs, either for recruiting or employee education or both... the business model of low-cost, high-quality education offered by MOOCs could transform corporate training and turn the idea of lifelong learning into reality.”

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Beyond School Supplies: How DonorsChoose is Crowdsourcing Real Education Reform

Beyond School Supplies: How DonorsChoose is Crowdsourcing Real Education Reform | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The charity is using its networking strength to provide teachers with new kinds of resources, and its data to hold bureaucrats accountable.
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In the past decade, the debate over how to improve public education in the U.S. has grown brutally divisive and increasingly shrill. The system is under pressure: State education budgets are shrinking; the population of harder-to-teach poor children is growing; and at the same time, business leaders are demanding that schools prepare better-educated graduates for tomorrow's workforce. 

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New Play-i Robots bring Code to Life for All Students - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - 21stedchat, coding, compsci, EdTech, Hourofcode, play-i

New Play-i Robots bring Code to Life for All Students - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - 21stedchat, coding, compsci, EdTech, Hourofcode, play-i | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Students that begin to code at a young age to create real products and build on those skills as they develop will not be afraid to take on computer science a core curriculum subject as the continue their education journey through high school, college and beyond.
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21st century toys for 21st century kids!

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MOOCs, Trust, and the Signature Track – #FutureEd - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOCs, Trust, and the Signature Track – #FutureEd - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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"So what does the Signature Track offer? To have verified skills has potential impact not just for end users, but also for those enterprises that might need knowledge workers, ... [because] ... MOOCs are trading in something that has already been institutionalized socially as extremely valuable: education from reputable institutions and professors."

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6 Most Important Things You Can Do Before Developing An eLearning Course

6 Most Important Things You Can Do Before Developing An eLearning Course | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
While it can be very tempting to some to jump right into the eLearning development, there're 6 critical things you should get straightened out first
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Teachers’ Guide to Trendy EdTech Concepts Infographic

Teachers’ Guide to Trendy EdTech Concepts Infographic | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
To help teachers, the Teachers' Guide to Trendy EdTech Concepts Infographic can serve as an educational technology cheatsheet.
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If you are new toeLearning here's a handy little cheat sheet to help get the conversations started...

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What if You Blended Adaptive Learning With MOOCs? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What if You Blended Adaptive Learning With MOOCs? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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40 Android Apps for Teaching and Learning – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

40 Android Apps for Teaching and Learning – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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5 eLearning Trends Leading to the End of the Learning Management System

5 eLearning Trends Leading to the End of the Learning Management System | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
With so much information easily accessible from multiple sources in the cloud, learners will take more and more control of their own learning, changing the role of learning professionals, departments and software. I believe this will lead to an end of the corporate Learning Management System (LMS) within 5 years.
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Can e-Learning be useful for Sports?

Can e-Learning be useful for Sports? | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
There is a clear paradigm shift in education through the growth of eLearning. More schools and industries are pushing learning through the online medium. Is Sports the next player to follow? Check the following article to find out the Top 4 Reasons Why e-Learning is Important for Sports.
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‘Accessibility Ready’ WordPress Themes – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘Accessibility Ready’ WordPress Themes – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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U. of the People Announces That It Has Received Accreditation – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of the People Announces That It Has Received Accreditation – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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eLearning 101: 10 Must-Reads Before Creating Your First Course

eLearning 101: 10 Must-Reads Before Creating Your First Course | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
New to eLearning course development? Never built an eLearning course before? Don’t worry!
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If you need to learn about eLearning and how to develop your first online course here is a handy little list of quick and easy reads to help you get started.

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5 Things Millennials Want From Training In The Workplace

5 Things Millennials Want From Training In The Workplace | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
As the gap between what people learn in college and what is required for work expands, organizations will be required to train millennials on core concepts.
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Video: Tech Tools Students Say They Can’t Live Without – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Video: Tech Tools Students Say They Can’t Live Without – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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My Pebble smartwatch has become my right hand's right hand! What tools and apps can't you live without? 

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eLearning Business Trends in 2014

eLearning Business Trends in 2014 | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Predictions on how e-learning business might trend in 2014 based on key business drivers across geographies, L&D challenges and e-learning buzz words like Social, MOOC, gamification, games, byte-sized learning, performance management, mobile content, HTML5, Tin Can API.
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Harvard U. Will Offer Exclusive MOOCs to Alumni – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Harvard U. Will Offer Exclusive MOOCs to Alumni – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

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"Is Harvard onto something? Efforts to integrate MOOCs into higher education’s credentialing system have stalled, and studies suggest that MOOCs tend to attract people who already have college degrees. So alumni relations and fund raising are areas where universities might find value in MOOCs."

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Top 8 Competencies of a Mobile Learning Designer

Top 8 Competencies of a Mobile Learning Designer | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is one of the major revolutions happening around us that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. It requires us to unlearn and relearn some of the traditional notions such as learners’ attention span, learning style/preference, and the new (additional) dimensions to learning. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the top eight essential competencies that a new age learning designer is required to possess for designing effective mobile learning interventions for today’s workplaces.
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More than a list, here are several resources to help you learn what it takes to become a mLearning designer.

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Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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