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Mobile Apps, UDL and Digital Learning Environments

Mobile Apps, UDL and Digital Learning Environments | eLearning News | Scoop.it

This blog welcomes you to an open discussion and sharing of how mobile apps can be used to create digital learning environments using the UDL framework. We now have the opportunity to level the playing field for all learners but how can we accomplish that? What tools can be leveraged? Can apps be instrumental in personalizing the learning of students?


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Language and Your Brain - INFOGRAPHIC

Language and Your Brain - INFOGRAPHIC | eLearning News | Scoop.it

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages. Take a look at the mysteries of language and the brain in this infographic.

 

Use This Infographic In Your Class

We think that infographics are an awesome learning and teaching tool, so our creations will always be available for you to print out, use with your students and embed on your blog!

 

Warm-Up Activity

Before handing out the infographic, discuss the following question with your students: What gives humans the ability to acquire and learn languages?

 

Speaking & Critical Thinking Practice

Questions to ask your students after presenting the infographic:

1. What is the most surprising fact that you discovered from this infographic?

2. Imagine that you are a doctor, and one of your patients has suffered a severe head injury. You show him a picture of three people in a kitchen and ask him to describe what is going on. He answers:

Wife is dry dishes. Water down! Oh boy! Okay Awright. Okay …Cookie is down…fall, and girl, okay, girl…boy…um…

How would you diagnose him? Why?

3. How might a patient with Wernicke’s aphasia describe the same image (from question 2 above) of three people in a kitchen?

4. fMRI is one of the most widely known brain imagining techniques. However, it is not the best technique to use in certain scenarios. Describe a situation in which researchers would need to use an imaging technique other than fMRI.

5. Are biological or environmental factors a greater influence on how we learn language?

6. Do you believe in the critical period hypothesis? Why or why not? Give evidence from your own language learning experiences.

 

Writing Challenge

Many of us know people who seem to pick up languages effortlessly. Ask your students to interview someone that they believe to be a successful language learner. In particular, they should ask their interviewees to describe how they were able to master their new language(s).

Following the interview, students will write an essay or blog post that 1. summarizes the information gathered in the interview and 2. reflects on whether or not language learning abilities could be wired in our DNA/brains.


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150 Teaching Methods | Teaching Strategies | Teaching Techniques

150 Teaching Methods | Teaching Strategies | Teaching Techniques | eLearning News | Scoop.it
150 teaching methods...

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Windows 8, iOS 6 set for tablet face off in 2012

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How Cloud Computing is Revolutionizing Education

The technology provides an innovative alternative to bricks-and-mortar schooling, enabling personal learning, interactive learning and many-to-many learning.
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Top 5 Android Apps for Busy Teachers

Top 5 Android Apps for Busy Teachers | eLearning News | Scoop.it
The best source for quality educational apps for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, Google Android and Adobe Air for teachers and Students...
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3 Keys for a Successful #ePortfolio Implementation

E-portfolios can be used to do more than just demonstrate student progress toward standards. They can also allow students to show who they are as individuals, while also providing a means for tracking a student's growth from kindergarten all the way through high school and beyond.


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iPads use is increasing CPS classrooms - Chicago Sun-Times

iPads use is increasing CPS classrooms - Chicago Sun-Times | eLearning News | Scoop.it

BY Mitch Dudek

August 22, 2011 7:14PM

 

Using a pencil and paper to solve three times six: boring.

 

Using an iPad app to become a math ninja who, by solving the same multiplication problem, kills evil tomatoes and robotic cats and dogs: kind of awesome.


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Instructional-Design-in-the-Age-of-Digital-Media | SlideRocket, Online Presentation Tools

Business Presentation Tools – SlideRocket’s online presentation software allows you to create and deliver a wide variety of online presentations.

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Universal Design for Learning - Presentation on Prezi

This presentation explains the history behind the Universal Design for Learning movement. It also explores the implications for students and teachers in classrooms.

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High school gives all students iPads and somehow it all works out | Marketplace From American Public Media

High school gives all students iPads and somehow it all works out | Marketplace From American Public Media | eLearning News | Scoop.it

Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop High School was the first in the country to buy iPads for all students. They used them all last year and are bringing them back for the new school year, which starts tomorrow. So far, so good, says the principal.


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Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out. | Kapp Notes

Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out. | Kapp Notes | eLearning News | Scoop.it
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Some ways to use Sharepoint

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Mobile Apps: A look at what makes a good app great

Mobile Apps: A look at what makes a good app great | eLearning News | Scoop.it
As the smartphone market continues to grow, as a large number of featurephone owners migrate to more powerful, Internet-connected and advanced devices, the demand for mobile applications ...
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iPad Applications In Bloom’s Taxonomy | Upside Learning Blog

iPad Applications In Bloom’s Taxonomy | Upside Learning Blog | eLearning News | Scoop.it
This has bubbled up in my feeds not once, but several times now.
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Apple Product Design: 35 Years of Consumer Electronics [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apple Product Design: 35 Years of Consumer Electronics [INFOGRAPHIC] | eLearning News | Scoop.it
When it comes to industrial design, few consumer electronics or computer makers have the legacy or influence of Apple. Here's a look back at the history of its aesthetic.

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Google Inspires Excitement, Hesitation in Instructors

Google+ has become the fastest growing social network in history, in part because of its unique circles interface and video chat feature.
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Managing E-Learning Projects » The Rapid eLearning Blog

Managing E-Learning Projects » The Rapid eLearning Blog | eLearning News | Scoop.it

The success of your elearning course starts and ends with project management.

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