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SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:47 PM

I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 5:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Keep up the great curation work.
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Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers [Infographic] | Coaching

Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers [Infographic] | Coaching | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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Creating a Welcoming and Intellectually Challenging Classroom

Creating a Welcoming and Intellectually Challenging Classroom | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Check out these important strategies for creating an inclusive learning space that also challenges students with rigorous thinking and projects.
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ASound advice for teachers at at levels - K-20...

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Development Impact and You | Toolkit

Development Impact and You | Toolkit | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Development Impact and You — Practical tools to trigger & support social innovation

 

The tools are not coming out of thin air. It draws on a study of many hundreds of tools currently being used – here we have included only the ones which practitioners found most useful. Many of them are well documented and have been widely used in other sectors. In that sense this toolkit is standing on the shoulders of giants, and we are happy to acknowledge that. All the tool descriptions include a key reference, so it is easy to trace back their origins and dive deeper into other publications about their application.

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The tools on this site can easily be applied to challenge-based learning contexts, collaborative learning, and other active learning contexts.

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Five Tips for Real-World Teaching and Learning

Five Tips for Real-World Teaching and Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Linda Yaron's students traveled to the Department of Education in Washington D.C. to answer one fundamental question: "What does it mean to be a learner?"
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Flipped Classroom - The University of Queensland, Australia

Flipped Classroom - The University of Queensland, Australia | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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About flipped classrooms, active learning, online engagement - a great set of online resources from UQ. 

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 7:04 PM

This sounds remarkably similar to John Dewey who used the word reconstructing in describing real-world, concrete learning that can happen. This takes exceptional pedagogy and teaching in building  relationships with students.

june holley's curator insight, July 24, 7:29 AM

Maker activities are great examples of self-organizing and we can learn a lot from how Maker Movement organizes space to support people's self-organizing.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 7:27 PM

This is so cool looking and perfect for Middle School Students.

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The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students

The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student?s attention span is a

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Frances's curator insight, July 3, 9:29 AM

Paying attention to HOW students learn!

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Canvanizer

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Create your visual business model or SWOT model with Canvanizer, business brainstorming blackboard, modelling tools
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A useful tool for collaborative design, analysis and other activities.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. Th

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 7, 9:06 PM

This post not only provides 8 interactive video tools it also a section on "Reviews and Guides for Interactive Video Tools" and "Sources and Ideas for Using Videos in the Classroom."
The 8 video tools are shared as video clips (via YouTube) and include:

* Zaption

* TED-Ed Website Tour

* How to use Vialogues

* Using Metta.io

* Add Questions and Quizzes to YouTube Videos!

* VideoNot.es: Improving How We Learn with Online Videos

* eduCanon

* Huzzaz

Frances's curator insight, March 8, 9:42 AM

Multiple ways to represent info and idea; to ask qs; to stimulate engagement

Charlotte Assomo's curator insight, March 9, 6:33 AM

An amazing collection of tools that allow you to add a range of learning tools to existing videos.

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Educator as a Maker Educator - User Generated Education

Educator as a Maker Educator - User Generated Education | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The following materials are being used to present to educators the idea that implementing maker education requires a different mindset, and often different roles and skills of the educator."


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Educator as a Design Thinker

Educator as a Design Thinker | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
 Resources for Educator as a Design Thinker Ideo. (n.d.).  Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit - Pfau, P. (2014).  Rethinking Education with Design Thinking - Speicher, S. (2013).  Design Thinkin...
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Dr. Michael Simmons's curator insight, May 28, 11:19 AM

Design Thinking gaining traction in the university setting as applied to teaching.  Makes sense.  UNT College of Visual Arts and Design heavy into this from all angles.

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The Naked Truth About Full-Frontal Presentations -- Campus Technology

The Naked Truth About Full-Frontal Presentations -- Campus Technology | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As part of Common Core's shift of focus from teaching to learning, students are delivering more presentations (while teachers and peers sit-and-get). Not surprisingly, the same boring presentation techniques don't work any better for students than they did for teachers.

 

One suggestion:

 

Delete all the text from your slides.Replace those words and bullets with full-screen, full-color, photographic images.Narrate over the slides.
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One of the more ridiculous shifts that occurs in Active Classrooms and Flipped contexts is that the sins of the past are inflicted upon students.  When we ask lecturers to stop lecturing there seems to be a shift towards asking students to lecture instead.  The "in class presentation" (either physical or virtual) is often worse than the lecture process that the teacher abandoned. 

 

This piece offers some suggestions for breaking the cycle.

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Dr. Michael Simmons's curator insight, May 28, 11:28 AM

This short article and the attached resources are blunt, but necessarily so.  Why can't we (me included) break away from the damn bullet points!  I'll try again!

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Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation

Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
According to self-determination theory, a theory developed by Deci and Ryan, three basic psychological needs affect motivation: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Susan Epps, associate professor of Allied Health Sciences, and Alison Barton, associate professor of Teaching and Learning, both at East Tennessee State University, have used this theory to develop ways to improve online learner motivation.
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Teacher tools for creating quizzes or polls | Listly List

Free tools or websites that teachers can create or share quizzes and polls. Please add your recommendations. | Interact | Create A Quiz, Learningpod, ExamTime Quizzes, Socrative | Student Response System, Google Forms + Flubaroo, Joomla Quiz Deluxe, Learning Management System (LMS), course management software for e-Learning, web-based online training platform, Moodle, Testmoz, and PollEverywhere
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A useful list of free tools available for polling activities.

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A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The sideways classroom utilizes online interactive teacher resources like a flipped classroom, but melds group tutoring and typical classroom discussion with after-school learning. Since it is a less radical departure from what students and parents expect, there’s less stress and uncertainty. If you fear that students may not have access to video lectures or get distracted from learning while on their own time, then teacher resources and equipment available in most schools solve this logistics problem. Wealth and home situation do not become a barrier to learning.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 5, 12:26 PM

Do new digital technologies mitigate teacher exhaustion? Are they even contributing to that exhaustion. Or is it the constant barrage of something new that an external expert orders be done?

 

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Dr. Eric Mazur - Turning Lectures Into Learning - Keynote - University Surrey - YouTube

"Dr. Mazur's teaching method has a large national and international following, and has been adapted to teaching many disciplines. He is author or co-author of over 200 publications and 12 patents, and helped produce the award-winning DVD Interactive Teaching.

"Almost 20 years ago, Harvard physicist Eric Mazur had an "aha" moment about his teaching practice that forced him to rethink the traditional unidirectional teaching model. He described his early approach to courses as "not how you teach it, but what you cover. [Then] I realized education was not merely a transfer of information. It was about how well students could assimilate information and transfer it to their own experience." So Dr. Mazur radically changed his approach. He developed a strategy that incorporates "just-in-time" teaching with short lectures punctuated by conceptual questions posed to the students, using classroom response technology. Dr. Mazur asks his students to think about and respond to these questions, and to attempt to convince each other of their positions.

 

"This is the basis of what he calls the Peer Instruction method, which
engages students, provides continuous assessment and feedback, and allows students to learn from each other."

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Dr. Michael Simmons's curator insight, August 25, 11:17 AM

Not new. Mostly interesting because of the Learning Catalytics product Mazur built and subsequently sold to Pearson.

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Journalism Class and the Value of Project-Based Learning

Journalism Class and the Value of Project-Based Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Journalism students know that what they do is important. But according to Jim Streisel, the 2013 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, a student newspaper is really just a byproduct of the learning process.
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How to flip classroom - the University of Queensland, Australia

How to flip classroom - the University of Queensland, Australia | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Some excellent tips and resource for getting started with flipped classroom activities.

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Definition / Definition

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Convert Any Presentation Into a Talking Video in Your Preferred Language: SlideTalk.net

 

 


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Javier Arana's curator insight, July 3, 10:18 AM

Un manera de subir presentaciones, escribir texto y que una voz profesional de voz a texto grabe la presentación. La cuenta libre permite hasta 15 slides por presentación. Me parece, interesante. Lo comparto.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, July 12, 9:19 AM

añada su visión ...

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For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl


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Free Technology for Teachers: Photo Mapo for Archiving Summer (and other things)

Free Technology for Teachers: Photo Mapo for Archiving Summer (and other things) | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"While gathering resources to share with campus teachers, I stumbled upon thePhoto Mapo app and quickly added it to my list of tools for summer archival. The intent was to provide a repository of tools and applications that educators could utilize in the midst of their staycations and vacations that could also be extended to the classroom. Photo Mapo is a FREE app that does just that. "


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Very useful for fieldtrips and site -based learning activities - the app allows you to record the location, a map, a photo and notes about the location in a single "postcard" style image.  Geological survey, environmental outings, etc could all be recorded with this innovative, yet very simple application.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, June 9, 7:34 PM

Just downloaded and checked it out. So easy to use. Choose a photo and that's it! (GPS data with photo, of course.) Lots of templates to choose from. 

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Flipped Video Tools ~ Shambles

Flipped Video Tools ~ Shambles | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

by Chris Smith

 

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More than 30 apps dealing with creation and annotation of videos and other presentations for the flipped classroom. Smith's collections always warrant serious consideration.


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Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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To test the hypothesis that lecturing maximizes learning and course performance, we metaanalyzed 225 studies that reported data on examination scores or failure rates when comparing student performance in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses under traditional lecturing versus active learning. The effect sizes indicate that on average, student performance on examinations and concept inventories increased by 0.47 SDs under active learning (n = 158 studies), and that the odds ratio for failing was 1.95 under traditional lecturing (n = 67 studies). These results indicate that average examination scores improved by about 6% in active learning sections, and that students in classes with traditional lecturing were 1.5 times more likely to fail than were students in classes with active learning. Heterogeneity analyses indicated that both results hold across the STEM disciplines, that active learning increases scores on concept inventories more than on course examinations, and that active learning appears effective across all class sizes—although the greatest effects are in small (n ≤ 50) classes. Trim and fill analyses and fail-safe n calculations suggest that the results are not due to publication bias. The results also appear robust to variation in the methodological rigor of the included studies, based on the quality of controls over student quality and instructor identity. This is the largest and most comprehensive metaanalysis of undergraduate STEM education published to date. The results raise questions about the continued use of traditional lecturing as a control in research studies, and support active learning as the preferred, empirically validated teaching practice in regular classrooms

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Are lectures a good way to learn?

Are lectures a good way to learn? | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Imagine a future where university enrolment paperwork is accompanied by the statement: Warning: lectures may stunt your academic performance and increase risk of failure. Researchers from the United States…
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Transformers: Building an Active Learning Faculty -- Campus Technology

Transformers: Building an Active Learning Faculty -- Campus Technology | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ball State University has long believed in the value of immersive learning experiences. Now faculty practices are undergoing transformation through immersion in a learning community dedicated to the precepts of active learning.

 

Even the most cutting-edge classrooms are ineffective if nobody knows how to use them to enhance learning. Case in point: When Ball State University upgraded a couple classrooms with Steelcase "Node" chairs as part of experimentation in "active learning," the faculty response was less than enthusiastic. The chairs are designed to facilitate a pedagogical shift from lecturing to collaboration and problem-solving -- but without training, faculty were ill-equipped to recognize the potential of movable furniture.

 

"People hated them," recalled Marilyn Buck, associate provost and dean of Ball State's University College. "In fact, when I saw them, at first I thought, why would anybody do this? [Faculty] were just thrown in there. All they saw was that students could roll [the chairs] around and they had no idea how to use them."

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The article clearly identifies the need for understanding and learning around educational transformation. 

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