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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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Bring Google's '20% time' to your classroom with passion-based learning

Bring Google's '20% time' to your classroom with passion-based learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teacher Adam Schoenbart gives his students an hour a week to pursue a topic that interests them – and it has transformed their engagement

 

Half a century ago, a scientist called Art Fry added a little glue to the back of a piece of paper – and created the Post-it.

 

Fry made this stationary staple at the science and technology company 3M during “15% time” – a scheme that allowed employees to spend 15% of their time pursuing their own ideas rather than simply completing tasks set by managers.

 

It’s not the only occasion this approach has resulted in creative innovation. Richard Drew, again at 3M, created masking tape using the same approach and it was during Google’s famous “20% time” that Gmail was created. If it works for businesses, could it work for schools?

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USC Annenberg aims to predict digital future through The Edison Project

USC Annenberg aims to predict digital future through The Edison Project | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
USC Annenberg Innovation Lab initiative proposes that the next wave of economic growth will come from imagination and creativity.
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New Challenges to Active Learning Initiatives

New Challenges to Active Learning Initiatives | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Year two of Case Western Reserve University's Active Learning Fellowshipprogram supported the first year's evidence of success in using active learning techniques in active learning classrooms.Unexpectedly, active learning techniques applied in large classes in regular classrooms proved unpopular with students, as expressed in surveys and focus groups at the end of the semester.The challenges teased out of the data indicated additional factors influencing active learning success and guided modifications to year three of the Active Learning Fellowship faculty selection process.
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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
So, can educators help their students become more creative? Some teachers are moving in that direction, loosening the rules, giving students choice, celebrating ideas and behaviors that challenge the status quo, but without a drastic reimagining of the structures within which educators work, true creativity could be hard to find in school.
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Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic)

Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic) | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I'm a teacher. Now what do I do? There are several ways to engage learners in the classroom. Here are a few ideas if you get stuck. Additional resources: http://people.uwplatt.edu/~steck/Petrina%20Text/Chapter%204.pdf http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/150-teaching-methods https://www.csn.edu/pages/2359.asp http://www1.appstate.edu/~wertsmg/teachmeth.htm ~Mia

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JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, January 25, 8:58 AM

Por favor revisar y recomendar..

 

Profesor

 

Juan Nuñez Mesina

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Como motivar a los estudiantes...Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic) | @scoopit via @AnaCristinaPrts http://sco.lt/...

Mar Mbodj's curator insight, January 29, 4:09 PM

Déplacement de paradigme et les méthodes pédagogiques appropriées. 

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Making Lectures More Interactive -- Campus Technology

Making Lectures More Interactive -- Campus Technology | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An app called SKIES transforms a traditional lecture into a shared learning experience.
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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 10, 9:12 PM

An app called SKIES transforms a traditional lecture into a shared learning experience.

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Giving Students Charge of How They Learn

Giving Students Charge of How They Learn | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By letting students determine how they learn, via task design, rubric development, and student-led parent conferences, we see high engagement, in-depth inquiry, and quality work.
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These simple strategies can applied at every level of learning and work well to maximise engagement.

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Managing the digital classroom - Using a backchannel

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Managing the digital classroom - Using a backchannel | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

If you are working in a classroom where your students have internet connected devices, either through wifi or their mobile phone, using a backchannel can have a transformative impact on the way you can use technology with your students.


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You might also be interested in the session I presented a few years back: http://www.slideshare.net/kimbowa/reclaim-the-backchannel-as-a-learning-channel

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Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, September 19, 2015 8:41 AM

Arts education is digital as well -- take advantage of some of these standard tools.

 

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You might also be interested in the session I presented a few years back: http://www.slideshare.net/kimbowa/reclaim-the-backchannel-as-a-learning-channel
Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 27, 2015 5:05 PM

Great article with some useful resources to create a backchannel in your class. 

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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust - @wrightsroom Mind/Shift

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust - @wrightsroom  Mind/Shift | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken.

A question I’m asked often is, “Where should a teacher begin?” Should teachers just let students go or is there a process to good student-centered inquiry? I’ve reflected on this a fair amount, and I think small strategic steps are the key. I think letting students “go” without any structure will likely create failure, especially if students haven’t spent much time collaborating. Skills need to be modeled.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 31, 7:07 PM

All effective teaching is relational at heart. Without a modicum of trust that the teacher has the students' interests in mind, there is no ability to effectively communicate. In place of trust is an adversarial relationship in which the students attempt to protect their sense of self from the teacher.

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 1, 9:08 AM

O texto traz algumas sugestões para conseguir estudantes ativos em sua aprendizagem. Nós professores precisamos conhecê-las, refletir sobre elas e decidir se adotamos ou não.


Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 1, 6:04 PM

Managing the direction, rate of change and teacher confidence and competence is critical in developing better classroom practice. This post provides some good classroom focused suggestions and hints.

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Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research.

Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research. | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have demonstrated that students retain little of our lectures, and research on determining the “average attention span,” while varying, seems to congregate around eight to ten minutes (“Attention Span Statistics,” 2015), (Richardson, 2010).

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Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, September 1, 2015 9:47 AM
And this has a LOT to do with employee engagement and with leading change or organizational improvement. Those lecture-type talking head meetings and events simply do not effectively communicate. More inter-activity and participative involvement are needed to improve impacts. Does anyone actually remember ANYTHING from High School???
Sue Walsh's curator insight, September 1, 2015 11:28 PM

The challenge before us!!

Bruce Hopkins's curator insight, September 6, 2015 12:34 PM
I totally agree. The kids of today are not going to pay attention to a long lecture. 15 minutes videos in a play list is much more effective for inducing learning that 2 hours droning on.
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Teaching Flipped - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

Teaching Flipped - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Starts August 31, 2015

Teaching Flipped gives university faculty an introduction to the ins and outs of teaching with a flipped, hybrid, or online MOOC-type classroom. We will cover the basics of flipped/hybrid/MOOC classes, what is known and not known in the literature, and where these learning methods are heading, how to develop the online (video) content as well as the in class active learning activities, ways to think about and organize your course, and how to assess both the students and your teaching. This class is taught Flipped / MOOC-style by veteran flippers and MOOC-ers to give you experience with the tools and learning methods that can help your students succeed in this type of learning environment. Plan to watch/read about an hour of material each week and then try out and share what you have found. By the end of the course you should have a good idea of how to flip your own course, and have the tools to do this well.

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Active Learning For The College Classroom

Active Learning For The College Classroom | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Active Learning" is, in short, anything that students do in a classroom other than merely passively listening to an instructor's lecture. This includes everything from listening practices which help the students to absorb what they hear, to short writing exercises in which students react to lecture material, to complex group exercises in which students apply course material to "real life" situations and/or to new problems. The term "cooperative learning" covers the subset of active learning activities which students do as groups of three or more, rather than alone or in pairs; generally, cooperative learning techniques employ more formally structured groups of students assigned complex tasks, such as multiple-step exercises, research projects, or presentations. Cooperative learning is to be distinguished from another now well-defined term of art, "collaborative learning", which refers to those classroom strategies which have the instructor and the students placed on an equal footing working together in, for example, designing assignments, choosing texts, and presenting material to the class. Clearly, collaborative learning is a more radical departure from tradition than merely utilizing techniques aimed at enhancing student retention of material presented by the instructor; we will limit our examples to the "less radical" active and cooperative learning techniques. "Techniques of active learning", then, are those activities which an instructor incorporates into the classroom to foster active learning.
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Collaborating Across Boundaries to Engage Journalism Students in Comp…

Presentation for #AEJMC15 Scholar to Scholar session, August 8, 2015

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Transdisciplinarity: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

Transdisciplinarity: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Integrated learning is the most rudimentary level of collaboration across disciplines. At the very least, it allows teachers and, more importantly, students to make connections across disciplines, creating an opportunity for greater depth and complexity.

However, one of the key competencies for the 21st century is to position students with the skills and habits of mind to be transdisciplinary thinkers. The Institute for the Future (IFTF) has identified transdisciplinarity as a key and essential skill for the future work force. In their report on future work skills (PDF), the IFTF writes:

Many of today's global problems are just too complex to be solved by one specialized discipline (think global warming or overpopulation). These multifaceted problems require transdisciplinary solutions.
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How to create a student-centred classroom? One small step at a time.

How to create a student-centred classroom? One small step at a time. | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken.
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Workshop | Centre for Science of Learning | CSL | ACER

Workshop | Centre for Science of Learning | CSL | ACER | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

- Expressions of interest are now being sought for a workshop on assessing creativity with insights from neuroscience. The workshop is an initiative of the CSL@ACER and builds on research currently carried out by Dr Sacha DeVelle of ACER Perth.

Creativity is a core 21st-century skill and a general capability within the Australian Curriculum. More than 60 years of research has been dedicated to its definition, measurement and assessment. More recent neuroscientific approaches have shed light on where creative processes emerge within the brain. However, the field of creativity continues to be a complex phenomenon for researchers and educational practitioners. The aim of this workshop is to translate key issues and relevant findings from the creativity research to a classroom setting.

This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to:

- understand the historical background to creativity and assessment;
- recognise the neuromyths surrounding creativity and the brain;
- learn about current findings from the creativity and neuroscientific literature; and
- develop an understanding of how creativity can be assessed within the classroom.

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How the 21st Century Fluencies Grow With Project-Based Learning

“Learning is not a spectator sport,” D. Blocher once claimed. That’s so truthful when it comes to project-based learning. There’s more to it than giving our kids a goal and then letting them go. PBL goes hand in hand with the 21st Century Fluencies. At its best, PBL is students working together on projects that they care about, taking ownership of their education, and becoming lifelong learners.
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‘Factory-like approach to education should change’

‘Factory-like approach to education should change’ | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
HYDERABAD, JANUARY 20:  
“We cannot control or create motivation in classrooms, but we do have tremendous influence over it,” said Teresa Balser, Fulbright Distinguished Chair, Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University, Australia.

Delivering a lecture on ‘Motivation in the modern classroom’ at the ICFAI University Campus here in Hyderabad, Balser said, “ While the teachers expect students to attend classes, study, ask questions, participate and pay attention in the class, students, though highly motivated to learn, do not seem to be convinced that the classroom is the best place to learn.”

On the existing education system, Balser said that it was oriented towards the industrial age and is not aligned to the needs of the current era. Citing renowned educationist Ken Robinson, she said that education today seems to kill the ability of children to indulge in divergent thinking as the systems are oriented towards commoditisation and standardisation, with a factory-like approach and production in batches.
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This is the difference between 'projects' and 'project-based learning'

This is the difference between 'projects' and 'project-based learning' | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 22, 2015 11:08 AM

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, September 23, 2015 4:16 PM

Project-based learning is real, in the moment learning, which, because it demands a reflective approach all through a learning process leads to deep understanding.

Kim Blackmore's curator insight, October 1, 2015 10:15 PM

They sound the same but are very different learning activities.

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Why flipping the core is not sacrilege in higher education - eCampus News

Why flipping the core is not sacrilege in higher education - eCampus News | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flipping core subject courses for undergrads could yield better engagement, as long as educators keep 3 considerations in mind.
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Kansas U Flips Engineering Learning in New Active Classrooms -- Campus Technology ^ by Dian Schaffhauser

Kansas U Flips Engineering Learning in New Active Classrooms -- Campus Technology ^ by Dian Schaffhauser | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The School of Engineering at the University of Kansas has introduced several new active learning classrooms this fall, the largest of which can accommodate up to 160 students. The university has added six such spaces altogether in the school, allowing students to collaborate and share digital resources. Besides the largest space, there are rooms that fit 120 students, 90 students and three rooms that can handle up to 60 students each.

The classrooms were introduced as part of a $65 million expansion the school is undergoing, which included renovations to a campus library and the opening of new facilities that connect several buildings with a new "front door." In parallel, faculty has been introducing flipped learning in their courses, an approach that some have found to be particularly effective for retaining new engineering students.

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Google Classroom: Change Docs to Can Comment ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

Google Classroom: Change Docs to Can Comment ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When sharing files with students in Google Classroom you are able to give them viewing rights or editing rights on a document. The option for students to only comment on a document is not expressly listed.

If you want your students to insert comments on a document but not edit it, here are the steps to do this.

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Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else

Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 4, 2015 9:38 AM

#Education #Teaching #Learning #Thinking

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Enseñar a pensar...Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else | @scoopit via @AnaCristinaPrts http://sco.lt/...

Eileen Otero's curator insight, September 5, 2015 12:39 PM

Start early to teach students how to reason, critical thinking will develop naturally. Foster their  inquisitive abilities by keeping them focused and there will be no need to memorize. It is possible to develop effective thinkers when they are involved in the learning process rather than just recipients of information.

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Classroom Discussion: Professors Share Favorite Strategies for Engaging Students

Classroom Discussion: Professors Share Favorite Strategies for Engaging Students | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Faculty share the strategies they use to engage students in discussion, manage dominant talkers and nontalkers, and steer a discussion that’s gone off track.
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Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class - Mind/Shift

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class - Mind/Shift | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset has become essential knowledge in education circles. The Stanford psychologist found that children who understand that their brains are malleable and can change when working through challenging problems can do better in school. Now, many school districts are attempting to teach growth mindset to their students. At the core of this practice is the idea of “productive failure” and giving students the time and space to work through difficult problems. Another key idea is to praise the process and effort a child puts in, not the final product.

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