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How To Become A Better Online Researcher

How To Become A Better Online Researcher | Flat Connections | Scoop.it

We’re sort of led to believe that the ‘best’ search results are the ones on the first page. Companies pay tons of money to be featured on the top of the search results for this reason! Don’t be fooled – it is worth the time you spend sifting through the search results.

 


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A good places to start your research thinking......

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Training in Business's curator insight, July 30, 2014 6:19 AM

How To Become A Better Online Researcher

Bernard Rentier's curator insight, July 30, 2014 4:15 PM

A very wise advice. And some good tips.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 2, 2014 3:51 AM

Nothing that  we have not read before but it doesn't hurt to be reminded. 

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A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Flat Connections | Scoop.it

"Technology integration in instruction is a process that starts with setting out clearly defined objectives and ends with assessing learning outcomes against these objectives, and all along the way several tools and strategies are employed to attend to the overall performance of this process. Hence, the first question teachers need to ponder when thinking about using technology in class is not what kind of technology to use but what do they want to achieve behind using this technology? On a deeper level, they need to find answers to questions such as: Does this technology constitute a a good addition to the learning task ?  Can the same learning task be performed without using technology? These and several other questions  should come to the forefront when you start planning a technology-based learning activity.

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Redefinition including working with students around the world in a 'flattened' learning environment using new technologies - of course!

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Theophilus's curator insight, June 16, 2014 5:21 AM

Clearly, if there was still any doubt, technology-assisted learning expects a great deal more from the teacher. It does NOT make your life easier. The processes advocated in this article demands a teachers who is unafraid and willing to engage in hard mental spadework.

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, June 16, 2014 5:47 PM

Useful application of SAMR for Primary Maths 

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, June 16, 2014 7:14 PM

SAMR models - Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition - are a new idea to me, but very seductive.

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Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | Flat Connections | Scoop.it

Prepare Your File: Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps you convert PDFs of your textbooks, course notes, study guides and other educational content that includes complex visual information like charts, graphs and equations into Kindle books.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 25, 5:22 PM

This looks like Kindle's attempt to compete with Apple's iBook Author. It's free so why not give it a try.

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Welcome! I invite you to browse my consultancy pages and contact me for your customised learning needs. In my 30+ years in education I have taken on multiple roles across six countries, including...
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Invitation to browse my updated website where I share consultancy services for global learning, new pedagogies for digital technology use, and more!

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Flat Connections global Projects

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Flat Connections global projects for all levels of K-12/13 kick off again in February 2015. Make 2015 the year you take your learning global and join a fully managed project that connects you and your students to an exciting global community for authentic communication, collaboration and co-creation.

 

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Application open now for K-2 Building bridges to Tomorrow, A Week in the Life for Gr 3-6, Digiteen and Digitween for all levels Gr 4-12, Flat Connections Global Project - the ultimate student-driven global collaboration, and Global Youth Debates - global debating into action.

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Global Project: Handshake Task

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Global Whale Project: handshake activity
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This exciting and detailed handshake activity highlights key digital citizenship skills for global connection and collaboration.

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

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"For more than a century, educators have strived to customize education to the learner. Connected Learning leverages the advances of the digital age to make that dream a reality — connecting academics to interests, learners to inspiring peers and mentors, and educational goals to the higher order skills the new economy rewards.

 

Six principles (below) define it and allow every young person to experience learning that is social, participatory, interest-driven and relevant to the opportunities of our time."


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 23, 2014 12:26 PM

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 28, 2014 4:03 PM

As you think about those universal skills for your students, contemplate what you are doing and can do for your connected learning and that of your students. These are not additional or other, but they are ways of thinking to complement the work you and your students are already doing in the classroom.

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Teacher Professional Learning and Development - Flat Connections

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Special edition of the Flat Connections newsletter to bring a variety of teacher professional learning and development opportunities to educators around the world, including the Global Eduction Conference taking place this week.

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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, November 18, 2014 6:05 AM

Just added this innovative conference to the www.teachlearnlead.org edu-library professional development page. Thanks for sharing.

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Global Digital Citizenship

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eBook created by @vanschaijik and @AnnRooney6 as part of the Flat Connections Global Educator course

New course starting February 2015! http://www.flatconnections.com/flat-professional-development.html

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Mediterranean Center for Innovation in Education » The Global Educator: Using Digital Platforms to Connect, Collaborate and Go Global

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Join Julie Lindsay in Croatia next March for a 2-day workshop on how to be a global educator

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Looking forward to being in Croatia!

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Real Life Learning: Global Opportunities

Real Life Learning: Global Opportunities | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
By Holly Fairbrother ,  Project Manager, Global Youth Debates I am now entering my eighth year working internationally. This experience has allowed me the opportunity to meet people from all over...
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Thanks Holly for your insights @mrshollyenglish

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Flat Students - Global Learning - CEM2014

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For Connected Educator Month , October 16 2014, I was invited by Core Education Ltd, New Zealand to be a lead panelist. The theme Student Agency , was one of the global themes for this month. You...
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There are excellent connected educational happenings in New Zealand - and I was pleased to be part of this discussion recently....

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Canada 2015

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Flat Connections Live! is coming to Canada in 2015!   This event will provide an opportunity for Higher Education and K-12 teachers, leaders and administrators to experience connected and...
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We have Andrew Churches, Rushton Hurley, Darren Kuropatwa and Toni Olivieri-Barton and more! This is a process conference with a focus on joining educators together across schools and institutions for collaborations that make a difference to how we teach and learn - pedagogical change in a technology-infused world is vital!

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How computers change the way we learn

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Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.

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Doing a lot of reading right now about bridging the gap between cognitive science and education.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 27, 2014 2:22 PM

We know the Internet has helped flatten the world. We know technology has made possible things we might not have imagined when technology was first adopted and adapted in the classroom and in the work place. Does it make us smarter? I don't think so. I think we now have different capabilities and we learn differently because we have different tools; I think we have different potential for even more amazing capabilities and possibilities, especially as we connect with each other through technology. Check out http://flatconnectionsglobalproject.net/profile/julielindsay.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 27, 2014 2:56 PM

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Flat Connections Global Projects - Updates, News, Apply Now

Flat Connections Global Projects - Updates, News, Apply Now | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
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Wanted!  - educators who believe global collaboration has a place in their classroom.

Flat Connections global projects start February 2015! Join us!

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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Great resources to kick-start our Digiteen and Digitween projects in February!

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2015 - The Year of to Go Global - Flat Connections

2015 - The Year of to Go Global - Flat Connections | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
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Read the January newsletter from Flat Connections. Subscribe here for future editions http://eepurl.com/TZO7v

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Four countries, Four educators, Four NEW global collaborations

Celebration of global learning! Graduates from the Flat Connections Global Educator 14-2 cohort recently presented their final global project ideas in a formal presentation. This is the culmination...
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Become a Flat Connections Global Educator - next cohort starting February 2015. http://flatconnections.com

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Cultural Artifact Handshake Activity

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Handshakes are an important way for participants in a global project to introduce themselves and set the tone for the project. The Cultural Artifact handshak…
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This cultural handshake encourages students to think about who they are and where they have come from and how to express this to others.

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Flatconnect Learning week 9.

Flatconnect Learning week 9. | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
For the past few months I have been working with a group of educators globally as we fine tune our learning about being connected educators in a global settin…
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Thanks to Sonya for hosting the Flat Connections Global Educator meeting #9 in Google Hangout!

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Flat Connections students present at Global Education Conference....and more! Don't miss out!

Flat Connections students present at Global Education Conference....and more! Don't miss out! | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
The  Global Education Conference is next week, November 17-21, 2014. Right now (less then 3 days before starting) we have: 250 general sessions  33 keynotes, or maybe 34 now 20,347 members in the...
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Did I mention already this is an excellent ONLINE and FREE conference with presentations from educators and leaders across the world ......including STUDENTS!

Are you planning to attend??

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▶ GEC Welcome Video - YouTube

GEC Welcome Video
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The Global Education Conference starts November 17, 2014! It is free, online and sessions run 24/7 for 5 days. Join in!

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Building an Online Community with Edmodo, the Ning and Flat Connections

Building an Online Community with Edmodo, the Ning and Flat Connections | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
 By:   Theresa Allen Project Manager, Digiteen Project
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Global collaboration is not possible without first building an online learning community, Theresa Allen, Flat Connections educator and project manager shares use of Edmodo in this process

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For Educators - Global Lives Project

For Educators - Global Lives Project | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
The Global Lives Project develops enriching content and lesson plans for teachers addressing themes of globalization and cross-cultural awareness through the lens of new media. ……….. Unheard Stories: Building Empathy through the Global Lives Project This standalone two-week unit utilizes the Global Lives Project video library to engage students in storytelling activities that help them …
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Excellent resource found at http://globallives.org/

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THE Mr M Blog: What Should I Be Doing For My Part of the FCGP?

THE Mr M Blog: What Should I Be Doing For My Part of the FCGP? | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
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How one teacher in the Flat Connections Global Project manages and shares.......

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How Should Professional Development Change?

How Should Professional Development Change? | Flat Connections | Scoop.it
When it comes to professional development, teachers need more time and a structure to engage in deep collaboration. Read more on the findings and recommendations from a recent report.

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Schools and teachers need external connections and collaborations as well - and in fact someone to help them learn how to do this so that they can also bring rich collaborative and global learning to their classrooms. As a global collaboration consultant I know how difficult, but certainly not impossible, this is.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 24, 2014 1:24 PM

We know "sit and get" PD is not effective. We know that educators attend sessions and then rarely have time to review and try to implement all they have learned. We know that teachers need more time for collaboration and we have known that for years. And yet there seems to be insufficient movement to enable teachers to collaborate in ways that will help them become more effective teachers. Or, when they do have grade level meetings or PLCs, the time is not used as well as it could be or the meetings aren't held often enough or. . .  There are many things that can interfere with effective PD time in schools, and sometimes educators need an outside other to help. Call me.