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11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation

11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it
In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content. There are some great resource...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:55 PM

I love this kind of assignment.  Practice evaluation skills by working out on hoax sites.


For on demand training in evaluation skills see: http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/evaluation.html

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I love this kind of assignment.  Practice evaluation skills by working out on hoax sites.


For on demand training in evaluation skills see: http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/evaluation.html

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25-point Website Usability Checklist

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Use this simple, 25-point checklist to assess critical website usability issues. Includes free download (1-page PDF).

 

The list is split into 4 roughly equal sections, (I) Accessibility, (II) Identity, (III) Navigation, and (IV) Content. I'll describe and rationalize all of the sections and line items below, but you can also download the checklist as a simple, 1-page PDF. I try to keep it simple with 3 basic ratings: (1) Green Check = Good/Pass, (2) Red Check = Needs work, but no disaster, (3) Red X = Bad/Fail. Not all points are necessarily applicable to all sites.


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Terry Patterson's comment, March 17, 2014 2:09 PM
Great short list. One to use that is very useful and best known is the Nielsen's heuristics list. Of course, we're talking about the generic aspects. Heuristics can be specialized as well depending on the type of software application and its function. :)
Kim Spencer's curator insight, March 18, 2014 7:05 PM

So useful to use in a class info literacy session.

GA13's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:27 AM

Another good usability article.

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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

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A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:55 PM

This is comprehensive and amazing, which is no surprise, because it's from Joyce Valenza!

gregmhagar's curator insight, March 4, 2014 9:00 AM

Helpful resource on legally / ethically obtaining and reusing content.

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Google Oppia - Self-Paced Explorations - New Teaching Tool from the Big G

It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! oppia.org helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 27, 2014 2:57 PM


This is an Open Source project licensed under Creative Commons as Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)


Of particular interest is the promise that learning journeys will be "embeddable interactive educational explorations".


Applications for blended learning abound. 

 

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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 & Online Education | Scoop.it

Written by  Tadej Stanic

 

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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:24 PM

This is a concept worth consideration.

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MOOCs and Connectivist Instructional Design

MOOCs and Connectivist Instructional Design | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

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The author describes his participation in George Siemen's and Stephen Downe's MOOC, "Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2008" (CCK08). This course had weekly guest lecturers and presentations, blogging assignments, discussions on Twitter, Facebook and Moodle. It was a highly interactive course with collaborative virtual meetings about discussions and presentations. Research indicates that course interaction is one of the primary measures of success and retention in an online course.


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Richard Paul: Socratic Questioning Series [Part 1] - YouTube

Discourse on critical thinking for teachers and educators in all grade levels and in all societies. This channel contains video footage, interviews and clips...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 6, 2014 5:05 PM

One of my Critical Thinking Gurus is Richard Paul.  I met him in a bar in Arizona a few years before I left the classroom to teach online. We had one of the great discussions of my life. His thinking and teaching transformed my questioning style when I was a classroom teacher and seeped into my DNA when I went into online work.  Here is a series of videos available on YouTube that I would turn to if I were teaching a class devoted solely to Critical Thinking.  

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:07 PM

'Asking questions that takes thinking apart'! This is very useful as a reflection tool. I appreciate highly the connection made by Richard Paul between thinking and content.

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10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry

10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it
Does eLearning kill creativity? Bring on the eLearning revolution! What do you believe about open-source learning? What eLearning developers can learn from kids? Would you teach at the 100,000 student classroom? What have you learned from online education?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 6, 2014 1:48 PM

Special thanks to Jehana K. in Willmar, MN for recommending this terrific resource! 

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The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students (and Teachers) Should know about

The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students (and Teachers) Should know about | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 10, 2014 9:17 AM

"Creative commons" is not the same as "public domain"!! This infographic goes through the definition of the 6 different license available under Creative Commons.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, March 31, 2014 11:02 AM

Helpful summary!

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Information Fluency Learning Games and Resources

Information Fluency Learning Games and Resources | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it
Online interactive learning games and teacher resources for teaching information fluency. Drop these course games into your online classes, library- media kiosks, or school webpages. (A free service of the 21st Century Information Fluency Project.)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 13, 2014 1:03 PM

Here's my Diigo list of 21cif games.  Enjoy!

Patty Cruice's curator insight, February 14, 2014 8:28 AM

share with Ashley

 

Patricia Baker's curator insight, February 15, 2014 6:55 PM

Series of activities or modules to complete.

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.

 

 

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:07 AM

considered reimagining of purpose & processe in response to technological & cultural change.

Janet Burstall's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:05 PM

Not strictly curation - but includes student compilation of content, so here it is.

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▶ Announcing TED-Ed Clubs! - YouTube

Learn more about TED-Ed Clubs here: http://ed.ted.com/clubs

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Woodstock School's curator insight, February 13, 2014 3:33 AM

A platform where students inspire.

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Attribution, Linking and Plagiarism Prevention Tips for Online Journalists


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FrancoisMagnan's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:32 AM

Des conseils pour éviter le plagiat destinés aus journalistes comme à tous ceux qui écrivent régulièrement en ligne. Un rappel de bonnes pratiques.

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, October 8, 2013 9:08 AM

Presentación en Slide publicada hace unos días por Steve Buttry que enumera todas las situaciones en las que es posible correr el riesgo de ser acusado de plagio.

La presentación es un resumen de consejos para periodistas online que tienen que lidiar a diario con la adición de enlaces de referencia, la concesión de créditos y la atribución de autoría y evitar ser acusados de plagio.

Un buen consejo que no debe tomarse a la ligera

Janet Vasil's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:34 PM

How to properly credit others for their work.   Good primer.

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.

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Say Keng Lee's curator insight, October 7, 2013 3:12 AM

Useful for the adult pros as well, especially the evaluation criteria suggested...

Philip Verghese 'Ariel's curator insight, October 7, 2013 9:45 AM

Yes, Gust, let them felter themselves, and ha, let us guide them. Thanks for the share Gust.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:28 PM

SAGE ADVICE on how to teach kids to filter themselves (digitally)

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A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB

A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it


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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:06 AM

De Global Education Database (GEDB), is een zeer groot en nuttige verzameling van de beste apps, web tools, gadgets en moocs nu online beschikbaar voor allerlei educatieve doeleinden. Iedereen kan zich registreren bij GEDB en waardevol hulpmiddelen of instrumenten delen door het invullen van een speciaal formulier. Inzendingen worden beoordeeld op feitelijke onjuistheden en integriteit en wanneer goedgekeurd gepubliceerd binnen 24 uur. 

Probeer het nu: http://www.gedb.org/

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 2014 7:18 AM

Learning Tools - management?

Diana Andone's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:59 AM

GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.

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Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly

Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:12 AM

Looks promising and pretty for curation.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:31 PM

Very cool! #WebConsultants #WebDesign

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 15, 2014 2:25 PM
About ScissorsflyIn the spirit of freedom and creativity, we designed Scissorsfly. For the first time ever, you will be equipped with something that frees your imagination to creatively collect and organize everything you love on the web, and share them with friends.

Scissorsfly originates from an open hackathon hosted at LinkedIn, when Sillicon Valley tech talents from places like Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, or CMU, MIT, Stanford, Berkerly came to play. We won the championship with the idea called ClipIt, which becomes the magic scissors at your hand today. 

Web 1.0 gave you static webpages. Web 2.0 gives you interactions and collaborations with the web and the world. Scissorsfly will give you not only that, but also the initiative to tailor the web at will. It will be an experience beyond the long lasting web 2.0...

Finally, you can run wild with these scissors.
Their MissionCollecting and organizing information is really important to us. However, it could be painful from time to time. We built Scissorsfly for you to enjoy the process.
TeamWe are an early stage startup based in Mountain View (CA) and Chicago (IL). Our team is small and close-knit, with both strong engineering (e.g. Google, Yahoo!, Linkedin, eBay) and research (e.g. security, data mining, machine learning) backgrounds. For anything interesting, drop us a line at support@scissorsfly.com.
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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs

A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:59 AM

Good reference list. I didn't realize there were so many search engines.

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:58 PM

This is an excellent resource!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:22 PM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."


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Louis Levy's curator insight, February 9, 2014 5:05 AM

Intéressante ressource.

Jeannie Proulx-Gignac's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:50 AM

Une excellente initiative! Très utiles comme supports visuels en histoire!

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:13 PM

First the Getty Museum and now this! It's raining CC photo images!

No excuse kiddos for just going to Google image search!  W00t!

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How To Embed a Pinterest Board On Any Website

How To Embed a Pinterest Board On Any Website | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:39 PM

Embed your Pinterest Board onto your library website or catalog home screen. It is sure to grab some attention. 

André Manssen's curator insight, April 3, 2014 10:44 AM

Wellicht handig om de Pinterest-pagina van je school/klas te embedden in je klassenblog/schoolwebsite...

Keaton Dodson's curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Very helpful and informative. Web Designer and Web Developer can definitely enhance their skills and make their designing more attractive and unique from others.

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Get Ready: MOOCs Are Coming to K-12 -- THE Journal

Get Ready: MOOCs Are Coming to K-12 -- THE Journal | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

Greg Thompson:


"Lurie believes the hybrid approach is one way to enhance knowledge and branch out from the lecture-based instruction that can grow stale, even when it comes from the best teachers. EdX-blended AP courses "could also provide a level playing field for all schools and all teachers, where in effect our courses become sort of a talking textbook," he says. "MOOCs can be a new set of resources for use by teachers locally in their own classrooms."


Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/09/02/get-ready-moocs-are-coming-to-k-12.aspx#bTO2zrlW6o8tqJc5.99


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iNACOL-Transforming-K-12-Rural-Education-through-Blended-Learning.pdf


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Five Tips to Improve Your Online Course

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Because online courses have fewer opportunities for the spontaneous, real-time exchanges of the face-to-face classroom, online instruction requires a deliberate approach to design and facilitation. As Bethany Simunich says, “Online, learning doesn’t happen by chance.”  In an interview with Online Classroom, Simunich, associate director of online learning at Kent State University, offered the following techniques to improve an online course:


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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:06 AM

Great tips for Virtual teachers/students!

Sanjay Malaviya's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:24 AM
Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course
Eduardo Martins Occulate's curator insight, May 1, 2014 10:03 AM

Every ID should go for ways to improve online learning. Here is an interesting interview with tips for IDs. Enjoy it!

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7 Great Examples of Simple But Effective Content Curation Services on the Web

7 Great Examples of Simple But Effective Content Curation Services on the Web | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

"Finding great content isn't getting any easier. Search engines do what they can, but for many of us they're not always adequate."


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, January 12, 2014 6:25 PM

I like this quote from the article


"Curation is about people. It’s about knowing what people want, when they want it, and how they want it. As smart as computers are (and will be), I think we all appreciate the front-and-center engagement of humans with high degrees of expertise in certain subjects, guiding the curation process."

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 12, 2014 7:28 PM

Content curation will continue to grow and curators will get more help from computers to get the work done.

Therese Torris's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:34 AM

Growthhackers isn't bad, indeed

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Learning Never Stops: 8 Incredible online museums for kids to explore

Learning Never Stops: 8 Incredible online museums for kids to explore | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

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Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, January 12, 2014 10:32 AM

A great resource to pull up when the students ask if they can get on the computer during free time.

 

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:29 AM

da esplorare...

KatieMacDonald's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:27 PM

Something work checking out...

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning & Online Education | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 2014 11:57 AM

From identifying the best educational tools to managing your online reputation, this is a great social media checklist for educators.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

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What is an open badging system and how to implement it

ContentWhat are Open-BadgesUnderstanding Open Badges SystemHow to Implement an Open Badge SystemBackpack OptionsImplementation TeamOut of the box solution369121

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terrymc's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:12 AM

I think there is value in a system that captures skills development evidence on a lifelong basis that many providers could work with. Just because the term 'Badges' is used should not allow it to be trivialised. It could fill a valuable gap that enables employers to find graduates who can meet their immediate and long-term needs. I am following this to see how it works out in practice.

 

Dr. David Gentile's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:40 AM

How might education change if Open-Badges become as valuable as a College or University Degree? What about High School? the future of education is moving towards greater individualization while the "Education Systems" move to greater standardization and making the experience the same for all learners. Doesn't this create a conflict?

Dr Weimar's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:48 PM

Slideshare presentation that provides how-to information.